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Sunday Edition. June 23
Thb twain that “parted by the
tlver eida" met in the Tombs. They had been
committing a river piracy. The meeting was
more painful than the parting. Sing Bing
will pari them again.
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HUMORS OF THE POLICE.
TWO SAYS.
The complaint against Frederick Fackner, of the
Thirty-second Precinct, was made by Sergeant Dela
mater, of the Twenty-third Precinct, who charged
him with sitting in a chair, and smoking a cigar, at
half-past ten in the evening, at the corner of 125ih
street and Eighth avenue. Delamater lives up in
that neighborhood, and, going home with his wife,
he saw the officer seated. It seems that this is a sta
tionary post. The defendant brought his rounds
man and another officer, who proved that at the time
specified he was arresting a broken-down team. So
much, byway of prelude, to the case. Commission
er Bosworth asked if ho had any feeling against the
officer. The reply was: “None. He arrested my
biother-in-law for being drunk, and made a charge
against him, and in taking him to the station-house
he almost c übbed his head oft Ibis was about the
Ist of May last.”
“ You have no feeling on that account ?”
“None, whatever.”
•‘Youmade no complaint about it ?”
•‘No, sir; but this officer had an idea my brother
in-law came home and told me what lie was doing.”
“You think that he had that idea ?”
“I do so. Ho thought that I had something
against him. If I had, I could make many com
plaints. I have spoken to this manabout being in
places. I have called him out twice. I said: ‘Look
here I I don’t want to make a complaint against you,
but if you don’t come out, I will do it.* This was
about two months ago. It was in a bar-room.”
THE OTHER SIDE OF THE STORY.
The officer, after having denied the charge as false
in every particular, says; “This man (the sergeant)
has three brothers-in-law, and they are the biggest
loafers that can be found trom 110th street up to
Spuyten Devil Creek. 1 arrested one of them for in
decent assault on two ladles, and while taking him
to the station house he escaped, and I told him if he
didn’t stop I would knock him senseless. With the
assistance of another officer I took him to the station
house. The sergeant said his brother-in-law was
very bad with erysipelas in the head. I said I could
not help it, and when he left he said he would get
square with me.”
“ When did he led you that ?
“ About six or eight wesß ago.”
The two having had their say, the case was re
ferred to the Board.
A NOISELESS OFFICER.
Mr. Patrick Thorpe keeps a fat rendering estab
lishment at Thirty-eighth street and Eleventh
avenue. It is a nuisance to the neighborhood. Com
plaint was made of it to the Health Board, and Dr.
Leo was sent to inspect it. He found the establish
ment as represented, a nuisance, and called on
■Officer McGann to arrest Mr. Patrick Thorpe. He
•did arrest him, and he was held to bail for trial. But
at the Special Sessions, where Thorpe was tried,
McGann was called as a witness, and said that he
felt no offensive odors. The result was that Mr.
Thorpe, who keeps one of the most offensive fat es
tablishments on the island, was let off with a fine of
five dollars.
“What was the condition of this place?” asked
Commissioner Bosworth.
“Filthy, and very offensive. It is noted for being
that.” said Dr. Leo.
“Melting in open kettles?”|
“Yes, sir, and with steam.”
McGann’s olfactory organs must be at fault
When asked by the Commissioner how it was he
didn’t make complaint against the place, he said:
“It was none to me; I am so much accustomed to
it, it didn’t affect me.”
“Did you assign that as a reason to the court ?”
“lam traveling in the vicinity of this place all
tha time.”
“Didn’t you know this was very offensive?”
“I wasn’t aware that that establishment was
there till that night.’*
The case was referred, "but the best test that they
could put McGann to would be to place a decayed
beefsteak in his hands to cook and eat; if he can go
that, then it will show whether he has the powers of
taste and smell. But a policeman who hasn’t the
power of smell isn’to f much use, if in the sanitary
department
SHIRKING DUTY.
Williamson, of the Twenty-first Precinct, wus
charged with failing to arrest a man that was gross
ly intoxicated. At a quarter to two, Roundsman
Pettit came along, and found an inebriate in the
doorway of a house and a boy standing beside him.
The boy said Williamson passed a few minutes be
fore. The defense of the officer was that the man
drunk was siting, as he supposed, at his own door,
and that his wife would come down and take him
up stairs. What the roundsman complained of was
his leaving a drunken man and a boy beside him
who might rob him. The officer was fined three
days for this neglect of duty.
COME EASY GO EASY.
Nelson, of the same Precinct, was charged with
sitting in a chair when he should have been on hie
feet It happened that there was a fire in the Pre
cinct, and Nelson was stationed to keep people out of
the building. Two weeks before that he dislocated
his shoulder, aud two days before that he reported
for duty. His shoulder pained him, and he sat
down to ease it. He got off with a reprimand.
ADJUSTING STOCKINGS.
Kennedy, of the Fifteenth Precinct, was charged
by Roundsman Melly with sitting down. Kennedy
said there was a slight mistake in the complaint; be
was only leaning against a show-case to adjust his
Stocking; his shoe was hurting him.
“Sitting,” said Melly.
“Leaning,” was the rejoinder.
“ What was it?” asked Commissioner Bosworth.
Kennedy—The stocking blistered my foot, and I
leaned to adjust it and take the stocking off. I went
nearly the whole of the tour before I leaned to ad
j ast it
Melly—l saw him sitting, and a citizen In front of
him, but as soon as he saw me he got up, and the
citizen went away. Fined two days.
PRIVATE WATCHMEN BAD COMPANY.
The charge against Pope, of the Fifteenth Precinct,
was being in company with a private watchman thir
teen minutes. They might not have talked all that
time, but being in company was the same thing.
Roundsman Melly timed them that time, and when
they separated he went up and asked Pope what he
had been talking about. He said, “Nothing in par
ticular—one thing and another.” Pope acknowl
edged that it might have been nine or ten minutes.
Fined three dajs.
A CHARACTER.
John Ludwig made complaint against Officer Me
Dermott, of the Tenth Precinct, charging him with
making an illegal arrest. John says he is a fruit
■ dealer, and has got two wagons and a horse. A Sun
day or two ago he met a friend, another fruit mer
chant, who has got two horses and one wagon, and
the proposition was made and accepted to go over to
Weehawken and have zwei lagor. Just then more
truiterfirs came up, and they, too, said they would
venture over out of the United States. Ludwig
asked them to wait till he got dinner. They waited.
John came out of the dining saloon, with a long
sixer in his mouth, and with his four friends, stood
on the corner of Grand and Ludlow streets. They
proposed taking the cars. Ludwig accepted the
proposition, but as he paid for his weed, he felt like
smoking it out, and suggested waiting for an open
car. Close car after close car passed, and eventually
Officer McDermott came along, and ordered them
from the corner. They moved over to the opposite
corner. McDermott followed, and John Ludwig
defied tho officer to arrest him. Ho did. His four
friends followed him to the station-house, and be
having in an unseemly manner, all five were locked
up and taken to court in tho morning. Here is what
Captain Tynan-says of these young gentry that tried
to break McDermott: “On Grand street, on nearly
every corner, boys of their age congregate, and
there is no lady that passes that they don’t insult.
If tley don’t talk to them, they spit on the pavement
to mako them lift their dresses, and I selected this
officer because he knows his duty, and I think he
did it.” Tho case was referred.
HAD ENOUGH.
Arthur Bwocny, Daxer, roil asleep on the door stops
of a church on South Fifth avenue. Tho preaching
or the singing, he couldn’t tell which, sent him adrift
in dream land. Officer McNamara came along and
thought it sicriiGge to sleep on the portals of the
church, and waack went his locust ou the shins of
Sweeny. U > jumped Sweeny in his half stupid con
dition and thro lied the valve of McNamara. They
were evenly matched and both rolled in the gutter.
The officer applied his locust to the knowledge box
■ of Sweeny, and tho result was he caved in. His
complaint was that he was clubbed before he was
awkened or a word had been spoken to him. The
officer said tho man was very drunk and disorderly,
and next day he took him before Justice Cox, who
discharged him.
“ Why?” asked Commissioner Bosworth.
Mr. Sweeny—Ho thought I had enough.
Perhaps ha had If plasters on the head are to be
accepted as evidence. The case was referred.
A COSTLY CHEW.
Wilson, of tho Fourth Precinct, went across the
street, off his post, to get a chew of tobacco from his
side partner, and was fined half a day, the cost of
sixteen papers of tobacco.
A QUEER MISTAKE.
Sergeant Rockwell, of tho Thirteenth Precinct, re
ceived a dispatch from headquarters to keep the re
serves on duty. The word tnat came over the wires
was “continue.! ’’—that is, the oft’ platoon will con
tinue on reserve. He entered on the blotter, “coun
termanded,” understanding that the order to keep
the mon on reserve was countermanded, and the
reserve was discharged. Next day a dispatch camo
from Captain Cameron for twenty men. The resu t
was that men had to be taken from post duty, and
for severs, hours the precinct was leit unprotected.
The sergeant cou’d not give any reasonable excuse
for this mistake at entering on the blotter the word
“ countermand ” for “continued,” and the case waa
referred to tho Board.
WHAT IS DISORDERLY CONDUCT ?
Wm. F. Koch resides at No. 7 Thompson street.
The 12th inst. sickness occurred in the house, and
the woman requested him to spare his presence for
a short time. He went out on the stoop about twelve
in the evening, and the night being hot, he fell
asleep. By-and-by came along Officer Reed, of the
Eighth Precinct, and the first thing that awoke
Koch was a rap from the club that he received on
the shoulder. Waking up, Koch asked Reed what he
meant, and ths reply was “git out.” Koch said he
thought a man had a right to sit on hia own door
step without being clubbod. The response was,
•‘shut up.” Koch said it waa a shame that ho
should be clubbed on his own door-step. That re
mark produced au extra dose of clubbing and then
arrest. At the close of the oase the following colloquy
took place between the officer and Commissioner
JJoewdrth:
“He says,” said Reed, “in the complaint, I made
A charge of drunk aud disorderly conduct.”
I “ There was nothing disorderly till you shook him
up.”
“I didn’t know who he was; I did not think he
was in a condition to take care of himself.”
“ Why?”
<• A man lying asleep, all exposed. He was asleep.”
••Suppose 1.0 had been awake, would there have
<>eon any difficulty in his taking care of himself?”
“I don’t think he was capable.”
Mr. Rood, who has been two years on the police,
©Ught to know by this time that it is neither a felony
per a misdemeanor to fall asleep on one’s stoop, and
through Reel, the Commissioners should teach the
ferce that the elub ie given them not for offense, but
defense. In meeting with a person who happens to
tail Mleep on his own stoop, ha is not to ba clubbed
as u hs were oaught in the act of committing a falo
aad then arrested for disorderly conduct. Ilia
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Wallack’s Theatre.—On Mon ’ • evening,
a large audience assembled at Wa Theatre,
anxious to witness the initial represc a in this
country of tho English dramatist, Phillips’
latest production, “On the Jury.” The pot of the
play is somewhat as follows: Dexter Sanderton, M.
P. (Mr. John Brougham), a Scotch gentleman, who
has risen from poverty to .l. neo by hard work
and great business ability, h-.s a son, Robert (Mr.
Ringgold), who falls desperately in love with Edith
(Miss Ella Bums) a schoolmate of his sister at the
academy of Miss Nippingale (Mrs. John Sefton), at
Kelvin Grove. Sanderton has no objection to the
young lady personally, but desires to know more
about her father, who is represented as a New Or
leans merchant, and for this purpose seeks an inter
view with Mr. Tibbetts (Mr. Charles Fisher), the gen
tleman who transacts all business relative to the set
tling of Mitt Edith’s school bills. Meeting him
at Miss Nipping ale’s academy on breaking-up day,
he identifies him as one Abel Harris, a convicted
felon, on the occasion of whose trial for embezzle
ment he, Sanderson, had served “on the jury.”
Tibbetts beseeches him to conceal this fact from
Edith, but having met with some business reverses,
unexplained in the play, shortly after himself dis
closes to her the fact that he is her father. Sander
son seeks an interview with Edith, and tries to dis
suade her from receiving the addresses of his son,
but shortly after, meeting them in the park together,
and finding his remonstrances of no avail, in the
heat of passion declares that Robert, in marrying her,
will marry the child of a convict. Finding them
still persistent, and having all the while a doubt of
Tibbetts’ guilt himself, he eventually agrees to the
marriage, on condition that Tibbetts accepts a situa
tion on the Continent, where the blemish on his
character is never likely to be known, thus prevent
ing any stain or reproach being cast on himself
through the family connection. Tibbetts consents,
and stealing away from his daughter, is accom
panied by Sanderson and his son to the steamboat
wharf. Thither he is followed by Edith, who has
meanwhile obtained a olue to his action. At the
steamboat Sanderson meets his partner Curlett, just
returning from Germany, who, affected by the story
re'ated to him, confesses that he committed the
crime for which Harris, alias Ti&bette, was convicted.
This, of course, brings the story to a satisiactory
denouement.
Mr. John Brougham fails to make a hit as Dexter
Sanderson simply through his inability to speak
Scotch. Mr. Fisher is as pathetic and touching as
any wrongly convicted man could be, and Mr. Ring
gold walks through the part of Robert without any
apparent desire to make anything of it. The best
aoting in the piece is that of Mr. Rockwell in tho
third act, where as Curlett he acknowledges his own
guilt and Tibbett’s innocence. Mr. Stoddart is quietly
funny as Professor Schmidt, but has little chance for
display, and the other male characters are fairly
represented. Miss Ella Burns made a most satisfac
tory first appearance as Edith, and Miss Frankie
McClellan gave a really charming impersonation of
the boarding-school Miss, Rosa Sanderson. Mrs.
John Sefton’s Mist Nippingale was an admirable bit
of character acting, and Miss Effie Germon created
great fun by her lively acting as Tilda, a London
maid of all work. “On the Jury” will be continued
on the bill during the present week.
Bowery Theatre.—Mr. Foster’s latest pro
duction, “The Swamp Angels,” caused a genuine
sensation at the Bowery Theatre, and was at each
representation hailed with hearty and enthusiastic
marks of approval. The telling nature of the events
incilentai to the play, and the general Interest ex
cited by the doings of the Lowrey gang were admir
ably suited to hit the public taste, and in the hands
of such an experienced playwright as Mr. Foster,
were very skillfully treated. The acting, too, was
thoroughly satisfactory, and the manner in which
the play was put upon the stage was suoh as to fully
insure its success. .If we mistake not, the “ Swamp
Angels,” will prove to bo Mr. Foster’s most success
ful effort. This week Mr. W. H. Whalley, an actor
very popular at this house, will appear to-morrow
evening, representing Macbeth in Bhakspere’s sub
lime tragedy, which will be produced with all the
beautiful musio originally composed fnr this play by
Matthew Locke. The scenery and costumes will be
appropriate to the play, and the cast will boa very
strong one. •‘Macbeth,” will be preceded by the
the nautical drama of “The Pride of tho Ocean.”
On Wednesday evening Mr. Wm.,Marden will take
a benefit, presenting a highly attractive bill for the
occasion. Mr. Marden is a deservedly popular
member of the Bowery company, and for a number
of years has aided materially in the success of the
many attractions produced. His latest hit was as
the Herald representative in “ Tho Swamp Angela,’ ’
but his other personations have alsobeon marked by
strong dramatic power and close study. The Bowery
Theatre shoulp be well filled on Wednesday evening.
On Thursday Mr. George France, the popular
comedian, will take his annual benefit; and on Fri
day evening Miss Millie Sackett, the fascinating
soubrette of the company, will appeal to her many
admirers.
Olympic Theatre.—The popular dUlect act
or, Mr. Johnny Allen, assisted by the dashing com
edienne, Miss Alice Harrison, and the eccentric
pantomimist, Little Mac, commenced a short season
at this theatre on Monday evening, presenting for
the occasion McCloskey’s sensational melodrama,
“Schneider.” Despite the extremely warm weath
er, the theatre was almost filled, and the audience
seomed to enjoy the somewhat incongruous repre
sentation very much. Last year the same play was
produced during the Summer season, but with a
company in every respect superior to that now en
gaged in its representation. With the exception of
the principals, not a single member of the company
appears to reasonable advantage, the only artists ex
hibiting dramatic taelat being cast for unimportant
characters. Johnny Alien’s Jake Schneider is as full
of broad humor as ever, and his dialect powers are
certainly much improved. His acting in the bounc
ing scene is decidedly funny, and he sings and
dances with considerable effect. Miss Alice Harri
son plays Lowesa with great spirit, her rendering of
dialect songs being a pleasing feature of the per
formance, and ner character changes being cleverly
managed. In the one only act in which she appears
she was thoroughly successful, and fully justified
the good opinions we have frequently expressed re
garding her.
Little Mac sustained three characters—first, that
of the baby elephant, whose antics kept the house in
a roar; then Schneider, Jun., in which he had little
to do, but did it well; and finally as a somewhat
diminutive bar-room loafer, his appearance in which
rote was indescribably funny. Mr. W. H. Southard
played Dick Fairchild, but neither he nor Mr. George
Mitchell, who appeared as Robert Thornton, displayed
more than mediocre ability. Mr. Sidney France was
outlxoiy uui ot place in tne character of Tom Cran
shaw, and the only gentleman who played his char
acter even fairly well was Mr. E. Chapman, whose
impersonation of Brittles stood out in pleasant relief
from the rest. Quite a number of telling songs and
dances were introduced by Mr. Allen and Miss Har
rison in the last scene, and between the second and
third acts Little Mao danced his very comic negro
“ Essence.” “ Schneider” is full of fun from begin
ning to end and should attract fair audiences during
the Summer season. Matinees on Wednesday and
Saturday.
Union Square Theatre.— Notwithstanding
the very hot spell we have had during the past week,
and which has emptied nearly every theatre in the
city, the Union Square Theatre ha* been fairly filled
every evening. Mrs. James Oates and her excellent
ly organized troupe of burlesque artists possess at
tractions which have always secured for her the
heartiest support of the New York public. That she
is a thorough artist, with a very fine voice of great
compass and flexibility, there can be no doubt, and
she has taken the wise precaution to surround her
self with a company of ladies and gentleman who
are well able to support her on the stage.
In consequence of the great success which attended
the performance on Friday and yesterday evenings,
of “An Alarming Sacrifice” and the “Prima Donna
of a Night,” they will be repeated during the present
week. Matinees on Saturday at 2% o’clock.
Theatre Comique.— Mr. Hart has been fa
vored with a very large share of public patronage
considering the oppressive heat of the weather, and
many will regret to learn that the only other oppor
tunities of visiting “Chicago,” will be limited to the
eight representations this week. As a dramatic spec
tacle it has never been surpassed in New York;.and
wherever it is exhibited, an intense sensation is like
ly to be excited. Mr. Hart takes it to Chicago early
in July, where those who experienced the horrors of
the occasion will have an opportunity of recalling to
mind many of the most memorable scenes of the
great conflagration. On Monday week next, the va
rieties season will be commenced; and in order to
give eclat to the occasion, a great company of distin
guished vocalists, dancers, and comedian* have been
engaged. As has always been the case under Mr.
Hart’s management, constant novelties will be a
ture of the establishment—a now drama being pre
sented every week. In the meantime, no amount of
heat should prevent a visit to the sensation of the
day—“ Chicago.” Matinees ou Wednesday aud Sat
urday.
Lina Edwin's Theatre.—Tho ontortainmont
ore-ioutod by tho Georgia Minstrels at Lina Edwin’s
Theatre, is admirably suited to the present high
range of temperature, being light, pleasant, and
sparkling. All the members of the troupe are gen
tlemen of color, Chough some of them are light
enough in complexion to tor sunburnt white
men. They excel more m oxuoliaua than a* either
vocall* • or iMtriuaautallste. yet some of the aecUL
mental solos and concerted pieces are very credits
bly rendered. Mr. L. Pierson has a clear, pleasing
voioe, and sings plaintive melodies with good effect;
and Mr. J. Zabriskie’s rendering of one or two South
ern ballads, was characterized by sweetness of ex
pression and finish of style. Drewette does not shine
in the character of a burlesque prima donna, though
he dresses with excellent taste and *ings pleasingly.
The end men are certainly the feature of the opening
part; their antics being extremely comical, and their
manner decidedly original. The most accomplished
member of the troppe la Billy Kersands, whose imi
tations of the English comic vocalist Leybourne, took
immensely—the idea of a colored Dundreary being
something new. A]f Smith displayed much comic
ability, and Bob Height, appropriately named, pro
duced great laughter by his comical acting in the
sketches of “Aunty Clausen’s Party,” and “Which is
Which.” An excellent bill was finished by the plan
tation srene entitled “The Old Ham Bone.” Mati
nee* on Wednesday and Saturday.
Wood’s Museum.—Mr. Albert W. Aiken
played to good houses last week, his drama of “ Red
Mazeppa,” hitting the tastes of those who rejoiee in
anything exciting, and very strong attractions being
presented for this week, even greater successes are
anticipated. An engagement has been effected with
the distinguished actors, Messrs. Dominick Murray
and C. W. Barry, who will appear to-morrow, Mr.
Barry in the afternoon, and Mr. Murray in the even
ing, in a new play written by themselves and enti
tled “Escaped from Sing Sing.” Mr. Dominick
Murray enjoys a widespread reputation, both in this
country and England, as a very superior comedian
and character actor. He was the original Fteny in
“ Arrah-na-Pogue,” on its first production at the
Royal Princesses Theatre, in London, and in that
character achieved a triumph, seldom if ever, sur
passed even in the great city. In the new play to be
produced at Wood’s Museum, he will doubtless bo
no less successful. Mr. C. W. Barry is also well
known In both countries as a clever aotor and suc
cessful dramatist. One of his recent productions,
called “The Bells,” has been very favorably re
ceived in Philadelphia and other American cities.
The novelty of having the same character represent
ed by two such talented artists in tho one day will
lend additional interest to the production of “Es
caped from Sing Sing,” and a desire to judge of the
merits of both gentlemen will probably result in the
play being presented to large audiences on each oc
casion. Other startling novelties are in preparation,
and the Museum arrangements are kept up to their
usual high standard of excellence.
Tony Pastor’s Opera-House.—The last week
of the season is announced at this very popular place
of amusement, and for the closing nights more
strong attractions will be submitted. Mr. James
Collins and Miss Martha Wren, the well-known and
highly-accomplished duologue artists, will appear in
a variety of their charming sketches and pleasing
vocal specialties. Mr. Collins is a good actor, and
Miss Wren a superior vocalist. Their entertain
ments never fail to please. Mr. J. P. Johnson, a
comedian of whom report speaks favorably, will
make his first appearance at this house, introducing
female burlesque specialties. Mr. Billy Pastor will
sing a new topical song, dedicated to the working
men of New York, and called “The Eight-Hour
Strike,” and another sensational drama, entitled
“ The New York Milliners,” will be produced. Tony
Pastor’s Opera-House is one of the coolest places of
amusement in the city, the building being circular
in form, and entirely surrounded with open win
dows. The season thus far has been unprecedent
edly successful, and the closing enter taimen ts bid
fair to be well attended. Matinee* on Tuesdays and
Fridays. Ladies’ invitation performance on Friday
evening.
SCRAPS MUSICAL AND DRAMATIC.
The accomplished tragedienne, Mrs. Mac
ready, will commence her Summer tour on July Ist, vis
iting all the Western towns and cities of the Union.
She has added to her repertoire the character of Riche
lieu, and will also appear as Shylock, in which character
she was so successful last season, Lady Macbeth, and
others. Her agent is Mr. Alfred Knight.
Simmons and Slocum’s Opera House, Phila
delphia, was re-opened last night with a dramatic com
pany. including Mr. Charles H. Morton, of Niblo’s Gar
den; Mr. Louis James, of the Fifth Avenue Theatre;
Mr. A. L. Phelps, Claude Burroughs, E. E. Hulfish,
Miss Kate Denin, and others.
Mr. J. W. Albaugh and Miss Mary Mitchell
open at tho Walnut Street Theatre, Philadelphia, in
McOloaker’s drama of “ Poverty Flat” to-morrow even
ing.
Mias Laura Harris, an American prima
donna, now singing at Lisbon, is about to marry a Por
tugese nobleman. She will abandon opera for nursery
songs.
The English burlesque actress, Miss Amy
Sheridan, late of the Strand and Holborn Theatres,
London, will visit this country during the Fall.
A new comedy by Mr. Arthur O’Neill, enti
tled “Bohemia and Belgravia,” has been produced at
the Royalty Theatre, London.
M. Faure, the celebrated French baritone,
has been engaged by Max Maretzek for next year’s sea
son of Italian opera.
Mr. Feobter is playing a brief engagement
at the Royal Princess Theatre, London, prior to his re
turn to America.
A new play by Viotorien Sardou will be the
opening attraction of the dramatic season at the Union
Square Theatre.
Maggie Mitchell has made a hit as Marie, in
“The Pearl of Savoy,” at the Metropolitan Theatre,
San Francisco.
Mr. Josh Hart will produce his great sensa
tion, “Chicago,” in the city of that name, on or about
the Ist of July.
Mr. George Boniface is engaged for the
Queen’s Theatre, Dublin, of which Miss Lina Edwin is
manageress.
“ Humpty Dumpty,” with the Immortal Fox
as clown, was produced at the Globe Theatre, Boston,
on Monday.
“Bertha, the Sewing Machine Girl,” will bo
produced at the St. James Theatre, Boston, to-morrow
evening.
Miss Mary Stuart has been playing Major
Wellington De Boots at Col. Wood’s Museum, Phila
delphia.
Miss Leona Cavender has been playing
“Little Nell” at the Walnut street Theatre, Phila
delphia.
Emerson’s Minstrels are at the Michigan
Avenue Theatre, Chicago. They visit New York in the
Fall.
Mr. and Mrs. F. B* Conway will spend the
Summer at their country residence, Manchester, Mass.
Lawrence Barrett has been playing Alfred
Adrians* at tho California Theatre, San Francisco.
Tony Pastor and bis varieties company are
due at the Opera House, Detroit, on August sth.
E. D. Davies, the great ventriloquist, ia at
the Eleventh street Opera House, Philadelphia.
Lew Rattler, late of Union Square Theatre,
is at Le Favre’s Varieties, San Francisco.
Joe Jefferson, if sufficiently recovered, plays
in Detroit on October 18th and 19th.
Miss Amy Stone ip at the Seventh street
Opera House, Philadelphia.
“Dark Friday,,” has boon produced at the
Howard Atheneum. Boston.
“ The Veteran ” is the present attraction at
th* Boston Museum.
Sam Hempie is at the Cnestnut street Thea
tre, Philadelphia.
The Yokes Family continue victorious at the
Boston Theatre.
Johnny Thompson is at the Academy of Mu
sic, Chicago. .
FEARFUL ACCIDENT.
RAILROAD CARS TELESCOPED—LIVING MEN
STEAMED TO DEATH—SICKENING SIGHTS
AND TERRIBLE SUFFERING.
Belleville, Ontario, June 22, 1872.
The night express went down past this place at
12:20 thi* morning, full of passengers, among whom
were many minister* of the English Church on the
way homeward from the Synod at Toronto.
About eleven mile* below tho Belleville station the
engine jumped the track, carrying death aud fearful
torture to the scores of passengers in the forward
oars.
The baggage car remained on the track and “ tel
escoped” the smoking car and the second class
passenger ear, leaving them on top of the engine ex
posed to the esoaping steam from the boiler. Here
the poor creatures were hopelessly penned for some
time, *
BREATHING THE VAPORS OF DEATH,
and suffering all the agony of immersion in a boiling
cauldron of super-heated water.
Mr. R. M. Roddy, an eye-witness, says: Immedi
ately after the disaster he went to the second-class
car. It and the smoking car were “telescoped” and
on the locomotive, the steam from which, issuing
from the cars, was so dense that he could see noth
ing. One after another of the scalded victims were
crawling from the openings. Crow-bars were imme
diately put into requisition by the passengers from
the first-clasa cars, all of whom escaped Injury, and
openings were made. Many were found entangled,
and were extricated with the utmost difficulty, tim
ber* having to be broken.
FIVE PERSONS WERE FOUND DEAD
and were carried to the roadside, whore the wounded
lay for nearly three hours in tho most fearful agony.
Dr. Burdett, of Belleville, arrived at this time,
and had them removed to the Pullman car. On
their arrival here everything wa* promptly done to
allay their sufferings. The medical men of the town
were summoned, mattresses procured, and the large
freight shed turned into a temporary hospital,
where the patient* received evory possible attention.
Th* medical men and their assistants are unre
mitting in their attentions, while the ministers of
tho Gospel vie with each other in their zeal in the
administration of thoir sacred office. The sight wa*
one to baffle description.
THE TEREIBLE CRIES OF THE SUFFERERS
rent the ear* of tho lookers-on, who mad* ©very pos
sible effort to grant their requests for water and food,
and t >oir condition undor the influence of their ter
rible injuries was fearful to witness, while praver*
and cries of premonition of approaching dissolution
wore here and ttafre heard. After the injured ar
rived here some ot them passed away, a happy relief
being afforded from their terrible agonies. Those
who were the least injured walked about swathed la
bandage*, and conversed freely about the occurrenoe
of the night.
NEW YORK DISPATCH.
The express and baggage was forced past tho
broken engine without injuring the express messen
ger or baggage man; but the smoking car “teles
copod” the soaood-clas* car; the latter going for
ward, knocked off the safety-valve of the boiler, and
remained on top of the engine, allowing the stoam to
fill the second-class car, which was crowded with
passenger.
Sixty-five men and women were fearfully scalded
and otherwise injured, six of whom died on the
spot.
Wto ®tnv«.
During thia hot season of tho year
people must necessarily |be very careful as to
what they eat and drink. In visiting such estab
lishments as James Nolan’s Woodbine, where noth
ing but tho best of liquors and viands are dispensed,
they will be enabled to partake ot such refreshments
as will at once keep the body in good condition and
the mind easy.
The [name and fame of S. J. De
lan’s jewelry establishment, No. 357 Grand street, is
now greater than ever. Every addition made to the
magnificent stock of watches, rings, and jewelry, at
tract new crowds to that favorite store; and such
additions are made every day of the week.
Conspicuous among the visitors to
the World’s Peace Jubilee at Boston, during the
week, have been a number of elegantly-attired New
Yorkers, who, prior to their departure from Gotham,
visited the well-known clothing establishment of
Messrs. J. M. Varian & Son, Nos. 70 and 72 Bowery,
and obtained the latest fashions in gentlemen’s
clothing. Varian’s fame is not confined to New York.
If you would be cool, comfortable
and easy during the hot weather, call at Mobbow’s
Bathing and Hair-dressing establishment, No. 10
Frankfort street, and have a nice bath, a clean
shaVe and a refreshing shampoo. No fear then for
the effects of the weather.
The very word cottage is at pres
ent suggestive of everything pleasing and enjoyable;
but when it is Capt. Wm. Fowleb’s Knickerbocker
Cottage, Nos. 454, 456, and 458 Sixth avenue, that is
mentioned, visions of the most tranquil pleasure at
once enter the mind of the listener. Delicious wines,
unapproachable cigars, and admirably cooked viands
are there the specialty.
For a stylish aud elegant Summer
Hat go to Espfnscheid, Manufacturer, No. 118 Nas
sau street.
When liquor is taken it should be
good. There are constitutions to which a stimulant
is a necessity, and such people should know where
to get a pure article. The firm of Weldon, Schenck
& Co., No. 34 Park row, have as fine wine* and
liquors as can be found in the city. They sell noth
ing but the best and purest. The names of the
members of the firm will convince any one who
knows them of their trustworthiness. They are:
James Weldon, formerly of Albany; Fxed Schenck,
formerly of Low ton & Murphy’s, and A S. Whitta
ker, formerly of the Democrat.
Harry Hill’s Varieties Theatre,
No. 26 East Houston street, is one of the few places
of amusement where the spectator can enjoy deli
cious coolness and unqualified pleasure combined.
Everything there is cool, breezy and enjoyable.
City and >ubuvfe.
WIPING OUT APUVGUE SPOT.
THE FIVE POINTS AND THE VICINITY TO BE
COME A THING OF THE PAST.
A new and much needed improvement has been
commenced, and in a locality whose condition has
long been a disgrace to the city and a standing
menace to tho health of the inhabitants generally.
We refer to the Five Points. The first great improve
ment was in cutting Worth street through from Cen
tre street to Chatham Square. It opened up and al
lowed daylight to penetrate one of the very worst
neighborhoods that ever was exposed to the gaze of
the public. Some of the worst old rookeries were
torn away in the process of cutting the street
through, and other* had their gable ends torn off,
and were left rent and gaping, with th* filthy and
begrimed interiors exposed. Nothing is more health
ful than sunlight, and the simple act of cutting thi*
street through the very heart of the worst section of
the city has done more to redeem it than any thing
else. The good work thus begun has been further
added to by the authorities. They have settled tho
grade of the street, and decided that it shall bo ele
vated from three to five feet, according to the eleva
tion or depression of the present grade. This eleva
tion will be sufficient to raise it above the ordinary
level of the ground in the vicinity, and thus afford
facilities for drainage which it does not now possess.
There is no question but that, when properly
graded and paved, Worth street, leading direct from
Broadway to Chatham Square, will become the great
artery of travel from the west to the east side and
vice versa. The class of buildings which will be
erected is best shown by some of those already
erected and under way. The day is not far distant
when Worth street, for its entire length will be built
up with fine business blocks.
THE WORK OF REJUVENATION
is to be continued as rapidly as possible. The entire
grade of the low parts of the Sixth Ward is to be raised
to a level with that of Worth street. The low slums
will be in part covered up, and when this is done
and a new Belgian pavement put down, all that region
in the vicinity of the Five Points, including Park,
Baxter, Franklin, Pearl, and other streets will be
built up with business houses, and the neighborhood
will boa pride instead of a disgrace to our metropo
lis.
EFFECT OF TEE MEAT.
A LARGE NUMBER OF SUDDEN DEATHS—THE
DEATH RATE INCREASED—LABORERS AND
OTHERS PROSTRATED.
The long continued heated term is beginning to
tell with serious effect on the community, as is
shown by tho Increase in the death rate—64l as com
pared with 629 the previous week—tho number of
sudden deaths, and the cases of sunstroke daily re
ported by tho police. There have been 'several cases
of cholera morbus reported. It is claimed that these
are in no wise related to Asiatic cholera, which ha*
been forebodingly looked for by the Health authori
ties for some time past. Should we escape visitation
from this dread destroyer, it will bo in good part
because of the unusual exertions of Superintendent
Thorne, head of the Street Cleaning Bureau, and his
indefatigable assistant, J. W. Ambrose, Deputy
Superintendent Tho streets of this city are now
comparatively clean, something that we have not
before had while the heats of Summer were upon
us.
The following cases were yeaterday reported by
the police:
Patrick White, a laborer, age 40, of 123 d street and
Ninth avenue, was prostrated by the heat, and died
in a short time.
Louis Marks, age 30, a laborer, employed in Wan
nemack*r’s Brewery, at First avenue and Forty
fifth street, was overcome by the heat, and died in a
abort time. His body was removed to tho Morgu*.
Mary Dillon, age 40, of Tenth street near First
avenue, was found on Friday in Eleventh street near
First avenue, overcome with the heat, and being
taken to Bellevue Hospital, died there yesterday.
Tinjnda Bart, age 74, of Ninety-first near
Fifth avenue, was yesterday overcome by the heat
near her residence. She was taken home and attend
ed by Police Surgeon Thomas.
An unknown woman, aged 22 years, was overcome
by the heat ia a Broadway oar at tho depot at Fifty,
first street. She was dressed in an organdie suit
and brown straw hat.
John McGuff, aged 24 years, of Nineteenth street
near Seventh avenue, was overcome by the beat
while at work on the water pipes in Ninety-second
street near Tenth avenue.
OFFICIAL CORRUPTION.
THE CONSPIRACY CASE IN JERSEY CITY
SENTENCE OF THE POLICE COMMISSI ONERS
AND CHIEF OF POLICE.
The Hudson county Court of Oyer and Terminer
was opened yesterday, for the purpose of passing
sentence on the Board of Police Commissioners and
the Chief of Police. They were convicted at the Jan
uary term of court, for conspiracy to defraud the
city, for levying an assessment on the police depart
ment for political purpose*, and for advancing mon
ey to the Chief and captains.
There were present Commissioners Isfjah M.
Hutton, Thoma* Edmondson, Frederick Goetzo,
Thomas Gross, and Edward M. McWilliams. The
President, Ezekiel M. Pritchard, was unavoidably
absent.
Hon. Judge Bedie and Associate Judge* Randolph,
Bohn*tedt, and Sturges presided.
Judge Bedie said: In thi* matter against McWil
liams, Pritchard and other*, the court decline* to
rater the caa* the Supreme Court, and leave the»
to tne Court of Error*. Tne practice of Che court le
not to pas* sentence in the abeehce of the defendant.
The court is satisfied, however, that Mr. Pritchard
ia unavoidably absent, and will be hare at a later
hour today.
Mr. Dixon, counsel for the defendant*, eaid that
in the oa*e of the money advenaad to Dm ah&eC
captains, the law had not been infringed upon, as it
had all been retained from their salaries before the
end of the year.
Judge Bedie said that the court was satisfied as to
that point, as vouchers had been placedin his hands.
The court would say that they do not intend to in
flict a degrading sentence, and that the ends of just
ice would bo served without doing so. Had any of
the money received been retained for private gain
nothing would have saved them from Jthe State
Prison. The oourt was satisfied this money did not
come in their pockets, but went for political pur
poses.
You were convicted of conspiracy to defraud the
city. The sentence will, to a considerable extent,
work disqualification as to your elective franchise,
and as witnesses. As for the effect of the sentence
it was unnecessary for the court to say.
The sentence of the court is that each, including
Pritchard, pay a fine ot SIOO, and stand committed
until the fine and costs are paid.
The parties then paid the fine and costs, and were
discharged.
This decision does not, under the city charter, dis
qualify the commissioners from holding office, nor
invalidate their acts as a Police Board.
A. POUTWUN’S DEATH.
SUDDEN DEATH OF EX-ASSEMBLYMAN JAMES
O’NEAL.
Ex-Assembly man James O’Neal, Chief Clerk of the
Excise Board, has for some time past been suffering
from constipation. On Friday morning he com
plained of being unwell. City Sanitary Inspector
Morris prescribed an enema for him, and advised him
to go home at once, and take the prescription. Mr.
O’Neal delayed doing so. About one o’clock P. M„
Ex-Judge Dodge, his most intimate friend, was sent
for, Mr. O’Neal having grown worse, and took him
home to No. 726 Washington street in a carriage.
'The prescription was then given the patient, and he
seemed much improved by it. He soon after be
came worse, a violent attack of bilious colic having
supervened, and he died at three o’clock yesterday
morning. Mr. O’Neal was one of the most popular
young Democratic politicians on the west side of the
city. His death will be universally regretted by a
large circle of friends, political and otherwise. He
has been for several years a member of the Tam
many Hall General Committee, from the Ninth
Ward, has served one term in the Legislature, and
was for six years Clerk of the Jefferson Market Po
lice Court. He was President of several political
and social organizations.
MLLBD BY MISTAIUfc.
A MAN THROWS AN AX AND KILLS A CHILD.
On the morning of the 3d of Juno, a youthful
plasterer named Geo. Rose, was at work in a build
ing in Twenty-third street chipping off some old
stucco work with a small hatchet. Outside the
building stood a barrow, containing some lime. A
knot of small boys collected near the barrow and
commenced to amuse themselves by wheeling it
about. Rose drove them away several times.
Finally, the boys managed, unnoticed by Rose, to
get the barrow about fifty yards from the building.
Bose, when he discovered that the barrow was
gone, ran after the boys. He called to them to stop,
but unmindful of the warning, they still continued
to trundle the barrow along.
When within ten feet of the children, Rose threw
the hatchet at the barrow to frighten the boys away.
It struck the side of the barrow, and, rebounding,
alighted on the head of a little fellow named James
Burke7 causing a fracture of the skull. Burke was
taken to Bellevue Hospital, where he died on the
16th inst. from the effects of the blow. To-day Coro
ner Keenan held an inquest. The weight of the
testimony wont to show that Rose, when he threw
the hatchet, had no intention of hitting any of the
children.
The jury brought in a verdict to the effect that
the deceased came to his death at the hands of
George Rose, and censured Rose for throwing the
hatchet.
Coroner Keenan committed Rose to the Tombs,
in default of $2,500, to await the action of the Grand
Jury.
A Mutilated Body Found in the
River.— The hands on the barge Salamander, lying
at the foot of Bethune street, found yesterday in the
North River, near the barge, the body of a man
much mutilated. The head was missing, the light
arm gone above the elbow, and the left arm below
the elbow. The deceased was a man apparently of
medium bight, and had on dark coat, pantaloons
and vest and gaiter shoes, with rubbers over them.
Nothing relative to the identity of the body has yet
been ascertained. It has been removed to the
Morgue, and Coroner Keenan will endeavor to un
ravel the mystery. It is thought by some that the
deceased may have been one of the victims of the
tugboat Epsilon, which exploded her boiler at the
foot of Wall street a few days ago.
Musical Contrast. —It is pleasant
to road that the music was very fine in Central Park,
just at the very time when we wore listening to the
shrieking of cracked clarionets, the grunting of dis
sipated organs, the bowlings of French horns, the
rumbling of hoarse oboes and bassoons, and the
thunders of protuberant base drums. And we could
not take unto ourselves wings and fly away, for
there was work to bo done. Couldn’t the Park Com
missioners let us have a taste of the music on Sun
day afternoons ? It would be a gracious boon to our
tortured nerves, and a delicious contrast to the hor
rors of Saturday’s concerts.
Board of Police Commissioners.—
The Board of Police yesterday gave permission to
Oapt- McCullough, of the Eighth Precinct, to receive
a gold shield from John M. Tousey, Superintendent
of the Hudson river railroad, as a token of the appre-’
elation in which his services as tho head of the police
force at the Grand Central Depot, were held by the
railroad authorities.
The Journeymen Horae Shoers applied for permis
sion to have a funeral procession to bury one of their
number. The matter was referred to the Superin
tendent, who granted permission, provided that it
was a bonafidf funeral, and no music in the lige.
■ ' .a* "
A Disagreeable Street. New
Worth street continues in a disgusting state of chaos.
It is about three years since this street was first
opened, and’yet no attempt has been made to grade
or pave it. What is the use of expending thousands
of dollars in the opening of streets if they are to re
main for years unfit for public use? Itew Worth
street is a nuisance which Commissioner Van Nort
should take some steps for rendering of some value
to the public.
Jimmy Ingersoll’s Unfortunate
Speculation.— Considerable excitement was created
around the County Court House yesterday when it
became known that Judge Blatohford had ordered
that a firm in this city in which James H. Ingersoll
has invested some SIOO,OOO, be ordered to show
cause why its affairs should not be closed out in
bankruptcy. Injunctions were issued by the Judge
requiring all hands to keep off. The matter will
come up in court on the 28th inst.
More Musicians. —It will be exhil
irating intelligence to the citizens of New York to
learn that a vessel arrived last week from Italy with
two hundred and seventy exiles, who have deter
mined to introduce New York to the latest and high
est style of organ grinding agony. We have often
heard that this country was the home of the op
pressed, but we could wish the oppression to take
any form save that.
Dr. Mott Injured.—The carriage
of Dr. Alexander B. Mott, of No. 62 Madison avenue,
was run into yesterday at Eighteenth street and
Fourth avenue by an ice wagon recklessly driven by
Patrick Tansey, of No. 72 Ninth ave. Dr. Mott was
thrown out and seriously injured. Tansey was ar
rested and held to ball in the sum of S3OO by Justice
Scott.
A Good Idea.—A man in the Third
avenue has gone into the training of dogs for raids
on life insurance men. He warrants the dogs to
know an agent at first sight, and himself
that the dog will go for him and demoralize him in
stantly. That man will prove a public benefactor.
Thrown from a Wagon.—A horse
attached to a beer wagon, driven by William Hair
lin, of No. 527 West Forty-seventh street, took fright
and ran away yesterday, at Forty-second street and
Ninth avenue, throwing the driver out and severely
injuring him about the bead.
Small Pox.—There were reported
yesterday to the City Sanitary Inspector nine cases
of small-pox for the preceding twenty-four hours,
and one concealed cage. For the past week there
were nineteen deaths from this disease.
Fractured Skull.—Hugh Gilhoo
}y, aged 11 years, died yesterday from the fracture
of the skull, received on Friday, by falling from a
cherry tree near hie parents* residence, in Sixty
cighth street, near the Boulevard.
Found Drowned.—The body of an
unknown man, much decomposed, and having on
blue overalls, and boots, yesterday in the
North River off the foot of 109th street, and taken
to the Morgue,
Run Oyer.—John McCloskey, of
No. 118 Washington street, was run over yesterday
by a horse and cart, at Nassau and Liberty streets,
and had Uh leg fractured. Takou the Park Hng-
THE M. T. BRENNAN BARBECUE.
AN OX ROAST AND A BULLY DAY.
The annual barbecue in honor of the popular
Sheriff Brennan, held on Tuesday last, at Lion
Park, was an immense success. Long before the
hour set down for the opening event on the pro
gramme, immense crowds had assembled, and until
a very lata hour in the evening, “ the’ cry was still
they come.” The park was beautifully decorated in
honor of the occasion, conspicuous among the orna
ments being a very
FINE LIFE SIZE PORTRAIT
of tha genial Mat Brennan. Flags, banners, flowers,
and devices of every possible description wore to be
seen in every direction, and in the evening the jet
lights and illuminations were of a very effective
character. Shortly after three o’clock a rush was
made to the platform at the end of the hall, where
Grafuila’s band was stationed, and for a time the in
spiriting music was heartily enjoyed. At half-past
four the Hon. Wm. R. Roberts delivered the oratien
of the day, which was listened to attentively, and at
times enthusiastically applauded. Mr. Roberts
seemed to appreciate the sentiment that “ brevity ie
the soul of wit,” but in his brief though eloquent
oration fully expressed the admiration held for Mr.
Brennan in the minds of all honorable citizens.
About five o’clock an onslaught was made on the
victim of the occasion, a splendid specimen of the
genus ox having been slaughtered and roasted. The
ox weighed eight hundred pounds at the time of his
martyrdom, but ere the bell had chimed the evening
hour, his bullockship had been reduced to some
thing like feather weight. Dancing was then com
menced and kept up to a reasonably late hour, all
the platforms being crowded and the utmost joy and
hilarity prevailing.
Many distinguished citizens were present duilng
the day and evening, and it reflects credit on the
many thousands who participated in the day’s en
joyment that not a single disagreeable occurrence or
case of drunkenness was recorded. At sunset a
grand display of fireworks was presented, and rock
ets, pyrotechnics and illuminations of every kind
wore kept going during the rest of the evening. The
entire affair was a grand success, and a worthy trib
ute to one of the most respected of our public men.
IN BAB COMPANY.
JAMES JOHNSON’S ADVENTURE IN GREENE
STREET.
Mr. James Johnson went out for a walk on Friday
evening. Mr. Johnson had been but two days in the
city. He came from the romantic village of Fish
kill, and naturally felt anxious to behold the ele
phant in his native lair. He took Greene street as a
good spot in which to behold the animal. While
quietly strolling along Mr. Johnson was accosted by
a neat, pretty damsel, dressed in the latest style of
Dolly Varden insanity. She asked him if he would
not like like to see some fun. Ha hadn’t the slight
est objection. Fun. was in his line exactly, and he
offered his manly arm to the shrinking but interest
ing female. Up the strest they walked until they
reached a tenement house. Hero the damsel asked
Mr. Johnson if he wouldn’t walk in and see some of
her friends. Johnson was agreeable. It is singular
how agreeable some men are when in the company
of women. Up stairs they paddled, and into a room
they went, where sat three more Dolly Varden dress
ed young women, and a couple of young gentlemen,
well dressed and with mustaches waxed.
Mr. Johnson was introduced, and Risked what he
was going to stand. He stood a couple of bottles of
wine, which were prodticed and quickly drank.’
After drinking the wine Mr. Johnson remembered
nothing until awakened by a policeman, who found
him sweetly sleeping on a stoop, with the door-step
for a pillow. He found his pockets empty, his watch
and chain gone, and he had a lump on his forehead
that looked as though he had been saluting the side
walk. He could not point out the house which he
entered, consequently the policeman could do noth
ing for him. He then went to the station-house and
demanded that his watch and money should be re
turned to him, and conducted himself so disorderly
that he was ordered to be locked up if he did not at
once leave. He left, and nothing further is known of
him. But It is very likely that he will return to
Fishkill with a poor opinion of New York honesty.
Johnson should remember that Dog Tray died of
keeping bad company.
OVER THE WAVE.
THE WALLACK CUP RACE.
The elegant cup which Mr. Lester Wallack offered
as a prize last season to vessels belonging to the New
York Yacht Club, but which was not then awarded,
will be contested for on Monday. The course se
lected is from an imaginary line between Sandy Hook
buoy, No. 5, and the judges’ steamer, the William
Fletcher, to and around a stake-boat off the West
End Hotel, Long Branch, and return. The race will
be sailed under the regulations of the New York
Yacht Club, there being no restrictions as to the
number of persons carried on competing yachts, with
a flying start. The entries were closed at the Secre
tary’s office at a late hour on Saturday afternoon.
The Fletcher, with the iudges and members of the
press, will leave Pier No. 28 East River, at eight
o’clock A. M. precisely.
The names of vessels entered up to noon are the
Magic, which was on Friday sold by Mr. Franklin
Osgood to Mr. Rufus Hatch; the Tidal Wave, owned
by William Voorhies; Eva, by E. Burd Gruff; Made
leine, by J. Voorhies, Jr.; Peerless, by J. R. Max
well; Foam, by 8. Homans; Resolute, by A. 8.
Hatch; and Viking, by Mahlon Sands. The Colum
bia, Mr. Wallack’s yacht, will accompany the yachts,
but will not, of course, take part in the contest.
Professional Beggars. —We are
pleased to hear that the Police Commissioners have
determined to crush out professional begging in this
city. It is time that something was done. At night
fall every day .the public streets become filled with
rum-soaked, loathsome wretches, who pester and
annoy every passer-by, and when they receive no
alms, they abuse those declining to give them any
thing. It seems as though this city was fast becom
ing the place of refuge of all the professional beg
gars of the world. If they were arrested, made to
keep themselves clean, and compelled to work, our
streets would soon be rid of the nuisances. For the
honest poor we have the utmost sympathy, but those
of whom wo speak are not of the honest sort. They
are lazy and drunken. They live by begging, and
consider work the hardest kind of punishment.
There are some that we have known by sight as beg
gars for fifteen years. The Commissioners of Po
lice will do good work if they drive them from the
city.
MANSLAUGHTER.
ONE YEAR IN STATE PRISON FOR TAKING A
HUMAN LIFE.
A stout, low-sized young man named Michael
Gallagher, yesterday pleaded guilty to manslaughter
in the third degree, and was sent to the State Prison
for one year. Gallaher was indicted by the Grand
Jury for manslaughter in the first degree, but the
District Attorney decided, on account of the good
character proved by the prisoner, to accept the
minor plea. On the 27th of April Gallagher had a
quarrel with an acquaintance named William Duran.
During the quarrel Buran received a blow which
caused him to fall down an area-way. The fall frac
tured his skull, and resulted in death two days
afterward.
Arraignment of Murderers.—ln the
Kings County Court of Oyer and Terminer, on Satur
day morning, the grand jury presented indictments
for murder against Dr. Lucius B. Irish and Mrs.
Anderson, accused of poisoning Edward O. Ander
son. They will be tried during the September
term.
James Fitzpatrick was arraigned before the court
for the murder of his wife at their home in Van
Buren street. He pleaded not guilty, and his trial
was set down for the 27th inst. He will be defended
by Benjamin F. Tracy and-General Catlin.
Jacob Anderson, a colored man, will be tried on
the 27th inst. for the murder of William Albert, at
Flatbush. He pleaded not guilty to the indictment
yesterday morning.
A Hard Place. —The Commercial
Advertiser saya truly: Controller Green has a hard
road to travel. The thieves blackguard him; the
workmen threaten him; the honest contractors (are
thero any honest contractors?) call him “slow,” and
the dove-eyed Seventy take no stock in him. His
fate is a warning to all men in office, who seek faith
fully end honestly to discharge the dulies of their
stewardship.
Death from Lockjaw.—Robert J.
Ponton died at No. 405 Eighth avenue, yesterday
morning, from lockjaw, the result of a punctured
wound, received by stepping on a needle some days
ago.
A Jammed Foor.—Thomas McShay,
of Stanton and Pitt streets, while riding on an Ave
nue B car, in Essex street, had his foot jammed be
tween the oar and a truck, and badly injured.
Fell Down Stairs.—Alvira Senu,
uge 8 years, while coming down stairs yesterday at
No. 154 Blecckor street, was seized with a fit and
fell, and was dangerously Injured.
Knee Fractured. —John Kano, ago
10, of No. 227 West Twenty-eighth sweer, while
crossiufc Eighth avenue and Twelfth street, fell and
fractured his knee.
Down a Hatchway.—John Collins,
aged thirty-five, of No. 212 Hester street, fell through
tha hatchway of No. 246 Water afreet, and wm dan
gerouiibr in*'
Vital Statistics.—During the pasi
week there have been In this city 102 marriages, 4#
births, 46 still-births, and 6il deaths.
Arrests.—During the past week
the Police of this city made 1,930 arrests.
THE NATIONAL GAME.
BOSTON vs. BALTIMORE.
{from oub own cobrbspondent.]
Boston, June 22, 1872.—The fourth game of th*
championship series between the Boston Red Stocking®
and the Baltimore Club, of Baltimore, took place bar®
to-day. The weather was excessively warm, but thia
did not appear to deter the base-ball-loving citizens of
the “ Hub” from attending, the game being witnessed
by one of the largest crowds of the season in Boston.
Up till the last inning of the Bostons the game was well
played and intensely exciting, the Baltimores holding
the lead by one run up till the eighth inniug, when tha
Bostons got their head in front for the first time. In
the last inning of the Red Stockings, however, the Bal
timores did not play with that steadiness which had
characterized their previous play, as they allowed the
Bostonians to get in five runs in that inning alone. Th®
following is the score:
Inningsl| 2| 31 4 | 5 | 6| 7| 8| 9| Total,
Baltimorell 01 01 21 01 0 01 0 01 3
Boston. 11 o| 0| 1| 0 | 0| 0 | 2 I 51 - 9
Umpire—Mr. J. C. Goodwin, Harvard B. B. O. Runs
earned—Baltimore, 3; Boston. 5.
BALTIMORE vs. ATHLETIC.
An immense crowd of spectators witnessed the third
game of the championship series between the Baltimore
Club, of Baltimore, and the Athletics, ot Philadelphia,
which was played on the grounds of the latter in Phila
delphia. on Monday last. The unpleasantness which
took place between these clubs at Baltimore of cours®
created an immense deal of excitement, and fears were
entertained that the Baltimore players would come t®
grief at the hands of the Philadelphia crowd. The latter,
however, had made up their minds to be upon their
very best behavior, and, with one or two trifling excep
tions, wo understand the Baltimoreans bad very I ittleto
complain of. The Baltimore papers are loud in their
denunciations of the Quaker City folks, and accuse then*
of gross misconduct, both to the players and to two of
their wives, who happened to be present. The gam®
was well played upon the part of the Philadelphians,
but did not redound much to the credit of the Balti
moreans. The latter were evidently a little nervous, noi
being quite sure what kind of reception they would re
ceive if they happened to get ahead of the Quaker City
lads. The crowd were intensely pleased at the result ol
the game, of which the following is the score:
Inningsl| 2| S| 4| 5| 6| t| 8|
Athletic2l 21 31 01 41 0| 11 01 2| 14
Baltimoreo| 0| 1| 01 0| 0| 0| 2| 01 4
Umpire—Mr, Lennon, of Washington.
BOSTON VS. ATLANTIC.
The second game of the championship series, between
the Boston Red Stockings and the Atlantic Club, ol
Brooklyn, was played in Boston on Monday last. To th®
astonishment and satisfaction of every one, the Atlau
tics showed suoh fine form, both at the bat and ia th®
field, that it was considered almost certain they would
whip the vaunted Reds. Want of nerve, however, to
finish a close game, caused them to let the Bostons gat
three runs on errors, or they would have had a victory to
boast of that but few clubs will enjoy this season,. Th®
following is the score:
Innings..ll 2 | 3 | 4 1 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | Total,
Boston,ll 0 1 01 II 1 01 31 0 | 01 6
Atlantic.Ot 0| 11 2 | 11 0| o| 0 | 0| 4
Umpire—Rogers. Lowell Club. Runs earned—Boston,
2; Atlantic, 1. First base on errors—Boston, 6; Atlan
tic, 6, Time of game—One hour and thirty minutes.
MUTUAL VS TROY.
On Monday the Mutuals played tha fourth, game of
th,»ir championship series with the Troy Club, at
Chicago. The game was an unexpectedly close one, and
showed that the Trojans are piokinj up a little of their
old form again. The crowd was a pretty large one, and
evidently felt well disposed toward the Trojans, a num
ber ot whom formerly belonged to the White Stockings
of Chicago. The following isthe score;
Innings 1| 2| S| 4| 6| 6| T| 8| 91 Total.
Mutual 31 1 0 0 01 21 01 01 01 8
Haymakero| 0| 0| 1| 2 | 0| 0| 0t 2(- 5
BOSTON vs. ATLANTIC.
The Bostons and Atlantics played tho third game of
their championship senes at Boston on Tuesday, Tho
game was much inferior to the game the day before, os
the fielding upon both sides was looso and careloss.
The Bostons, of course, took every advantage of the
weak fielding, and soon hit up a large score. The At
lantios not being such powerful batters did not reap the
same advantage from the carelessness of their adver-.
saries. The following is tho score:
Inningsll 2 | 3| 4 | 5 | 6 | 2 | 21 21
Atlantic."o I II 0 1 0 1 4 1 II 0 1 01 01- 6
Boston 2 I 0 | 31 0111 | 0 I 11 2 I 1 I -29
MUTUAL vs. TROY.
The fifth and last game of the championship sorisa
between the Mutuals and the Troy Club, was playeJ ab
Chicago on Thursday last, and resulted in an overwhelm
ing defeat of the Mutuals, who, it would appear, were
completely outbatted by the Trojan nine. The follow
ing is the score:
Inningsl| 3| 8| 4| 8| 6| 71 8 | 9 | Total.
Mutual 0 II 01 II 01 01 Oi 0 | 01- 2
Troy 3 | 3 | 0| 0 | 01 01 21 l| 41 -13
BOSTON vs. ECKFORD.
The second game of the championship series between
the Boston Red Stockings and the Eckfords, of Brook
lyn, was played at Boston in presence of a largo number
of spectators. The Eckfords made a very poor show
against their powerful adversaries, being completely
outbatted and out-fielded at every point. The following
is the score:
Inningsll 2 | 3 | 4 | B | 6 | 7|_B j _9 |
Hckford 01 01 Ol’oi 0 1 4 1 0 1 01 0| - -1
Boston 11 4 | 2 I o| 3 I 0| 6 | 31 61 —24
A BRAVE WOMAN.
(From the Detroit Free Press June 14).
Yesterday forenoon a dog, supposed to bo mad,
having his mouth full of foam and his eyes looking
like blazing coals, ran up Randolph street past tho
market, up Fort street east a few blocks, aud then,
after passing through one or two yards, and bitin?
three different dogs, catered the yard of John Goss
mau by pushing open a gate leading out from tho
back yard.
Tnis yard is surrounded by a high board fence,
and the dog could not have entered it except at tho
gate. A woman named Catharine Moonly, about
thirty-five years old, and almost as stout as any man,
had a tub out in the yard and was washing. Tho
two children of Gessman were in a dry goods box in
one corner of the yard, they using the box for a
“play house.” The dog passed by the woman as ho
entered, though making a snap at her, and leaving
froth on her skirt, and ran right to the box. Stand
ing with his head in the box, he growled and snapped
in a fearful way,-whi?e the children set up a terrible
screaming.
There was no one around except the woman, and
there was not a club or stick handy. Still, without
hesitation, she ran at the dog, seized him by a
leather collar around his neck, and dragged him
away, standing one foot on either side of his body.
The dog struggled to get away, and she screamed for
help. Mrs. German came out, got an ax from the
shed, as comanded, but was too weak to strike, and
took her children and got into the housd. ■* *
Mrs. Moonly averred to our reporter that sba
threw the dog down at least twon ty times, as he fought
to get away. With his paws he scratched her wrists
until they looked as if some ono had raked, them
with a comb, but she kept his mouth away so that
he could not seize her. Finding that she was to get
no aid, she drew the dog backward until near the
gate, and then flung him out.- He sprang at her aa
she shut the gate, and she got his head and neck
fast between the gate and fence, and there held him
until the woman came out and struck him with tha
ax, when he struggled out of the trap, and the gate
was bolted.
The dog then ran over to Croghan street, under a
barn, where he was killed. Mrs. Moonly came down
town to have her wounds examined, and at noon,
at tho City Hall Market, three-quarters of an hour
after the conflict, there were spots on her dress
where one could see green specks of foam.
PATRIARCH AL_COUPLE.
(Fro»i the Jackson, Mo., Cashbook.)
Mr. Jas. Cheek, Sr., who with bis wife lives a few
miles west of Millerville, Mo., on a tributary of Littla
Whitewater, was born January 11, 1769, near the base
of King Mountain, Gaston county, N. O. His wiio
was born in 1774, in the same vicinity. In 1794 they
were married, that is seventv-eight years ago, and
perhaps are the only living couple of whom as much
can be said. e
In 1811 or 1812 they moved to tho vicinity ot
Bowling Green, Ky., and there leaving his wife and
family under the protection of his newly-formed ac
quaintance, Mr Cheek enlisted in Jackson’s com
mand, and served under him during the war with
the Creek .Indians, participating in the battles of
Tallahatche, Talladega, Autosse, Emuefau, Horse
Shoe Bend, and others of loss note, being present
when the renowed chief Weatherford surrendered
and delivered his last sad speech.
At the o oso of the war he returned to his family
et Bowling Green, and shortly after moved to thia
State and settled near where he and his wife now
live. They reared a family of eleven children, all
oi whom aro now living—the youngest, a daughter,
being forty-two years old.
All have married and have families, except ono
son, who is a maniac. The ton families have roared
one hundred grandchildren; eighty still living.
Twenty tare-s oi those grandchildren have married,
forming twenty three now families, and have sixty
children. Of these great-grandchildren, fifty aro
living some of them old enough to marry. This 1h
a prolific family, remarkable for longevity, honesty,
frugality and industry.
The Catfish Aristocrat—A Kansas
Sketch. —Tbo catfish aristocrat is pre-emi
uontly tho saloon-buildor. Ho builds no school
hoaso ; be buiids no church ; he constructs
the log saloon with mud-daubed interstices.
There, with his companions he gathers round
a rusty stove, choked with soggy driftwood,
drinks sopcorn from a tin cup, plays “old
sledge” on the head of an empty keg, and at
night reels borne yelling to his squalid cabin.
Arrived there, he ie met by a score of lean,
hungry curs, that pour in a canine cataract
over the worm-eaten fence, and driving thorn
back with imprecations, he gets to bed under
a heap of vile gray blankets. In the morning
ho crawls into his muddy jeans and broken
shoes, whence his great toes peer out liko
enako heads of forbidding hue, and greets tho
day by drawing out the corn-cob stopper ot »
flat black bottle, from which ha takes, raw, a,
gur° lin" drink of infamous whisky. After thia'
draugh?he picks up a dull ax, slabs off an arm
ful of chips from a green cottonwood log, and
prepares his breakfast—hog-meat and corn
dodger, washed down by a decoction of ooffoa
burned' to charcoal. Another pull at the bot
tle, a lew grains of quinine if it is “ ager day ••
a chew of navy, and the repast is fin
ished, and the Oatfish Aristocrat is read; Co*
the day.
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