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The Comedy Theatbb.—This theatre,
SO long under the ban of ill-luck, has scored an
other success under the present management of
Mr. Townsend Percy, with “A Battle of Ink/'and
the house is crowded nightly. Mackay’s moments
of humor convulse the audience, and petite Ida
Mulle delights with her singing and naive ways.
'The sign “standing room only” has become a fix
ture at the door of this little temple, which may
■never more, let us hope, require fumigation on
account of the presence of the “Wandering Jew.”
If Percy— otherwise Townsend—does not make the
“Comedy” win, then let its stage bo left to dark
ness, dust, and the ghost of Charley Backus.
Miss Alice Harrison, who has not been seen in
this city in two years, has been engaged as loading
lady at this theatre, and will appear shortly in the
title role in the new burlesque of “ Ixion.”
Standabd Theatbb. —Good dances are
the rule, and Suppe’s pleasant opera, “ A Trip to
Africa,'* still continues. The decoration of the the
atre lobby is now completed and the entrance is
peculiarly striking and attractive in color. The
contrast with the interior docoration and the house
is notably effective. " Gasparone,” Mil’.ocker’s last
successful opera, will probably be tho next produc
tion at this theatre, but from present indications
the necessity for a change is still in the future.
Star Theatre.—On Monday evening
last Mr. Barrett made his re-entre upon tho metro
politan stage, and was welcomed in his impersona
tion of Lanciotta in "Francesca da Rimini,” by an
audience which completely filled the theatre.
Hereafter, and before the close of his present
series of appearances, a more extended reference
will be made to Mr. Barrett and his earnest and
faithful work as one of the foremost of our living
dramatic artists.
His present engagement at the Star Theatre will
be the only one he will play in this city this season.
Before its close the popular actor will be seen in
“Hamlet,” "Richelieu,” "Julius Ceesar,” "Yorick’s
Xove,” an 1 ‘ T.e Blot on the 'Scutcheon.”
Globe Dime Museum.—Quartermasters
Burke and Clark and captain of the foretop Smith,
•the survivors of the Greely relief expedition, will
•be one of the attractions this week. They will tell
their story of the perils of the icy north. The Pa
risian bearded lady, Mdlle. De Rose; the seven long
haired Sutherland sisters; Happy Jack Sutton; the
living skeleton, John Dorrington; Ud h Fille, the
man with the big feet, and a host of other cur.osi
ities, animate and inanimate, will be seen. Stage
every hour. Special concerts this
afternoon and evening.
Paris. — Charles McGaughey’s Art
Views and bis very interesting lectures, in which
the anecdotal is deftly mingled with tho historical,
will have a beginning this evening at Tony Pastor's
Theatre —the subject being “Paris.” Tho views
are as varied and perfect as they are artistic. Mr.
-McGaughey is not only himself an artist but a trav
eler, to whom almost every portion of Europe is as
familiar as tho pictures which he has for so many
months presented here and in other American cities.
To all who desire to pass their evenings profitably
and which will be remembered w’ith pleasure, Mr.
MoCaughey offers an opportunity which it will be
well not to neglect.
Theiss’s Concerts.—Every week here
is the same as its predecessor, so far as crowded au
diences are concerned; but as to the performances,
each week brings something new to delight the
public. The orchestra give pleasing selections, all
the instrumental soloists are heard, and the vocal
ists, including the Twilight Quartette, add their
repertoire to the attractions. Admission is free.
Special concerts this afternoon and evening.
Gould’s Sans Souol —Tho manager
announces for the present week’s {performances an
tinmually attractive programme of specialties. Many
handsome young ladies will appear in song and
dance; several notable variety performers will add
to the interest of the entertainment; the orchestra
will repeat a series of popular selections, and all the
instrumental soloists will be heard as usual. The
Sans Souci is well conducted, and those who patron
ize it are sure to recognize its merit. Tho Sans
Souci is not open on Sunday.
The Mabille.—For the present week
thany additional novelties are announced in the
programme. Wrestling and sparring matches, va
riety specialties, singing and dancing, concerts by
the orchestra and other attractions are included.
After each performance there will be a ball, in which
all present can participate.
Elks’ Ball.—Monday night next,
January 12th, the eighteenth annual ball of the B.
P. C. Elks, at Madison Square Garden, will be an
eventful cu ' in the annals of tho order, and will
certainly be lhe best one ever given. This ball will
be more largely patronized by the theatrical pro
fession than any former ones, there being already
<hc assured attendance of over four hundred of the
most prominent ladies and gentlemen connected
"syith the profession,
Cappa’s Seventh Regiment band furnish the
promenade nu’ic.aid Professcr Lander’s orches
tra the dancing music, one hundred pieces. A con
cert programme by combined bands will be given
jprior to tho opening of the ball. A following at
traction will be the c.irps of children in costume
from Madison Squere play "May Blossom.”
Tho supper rooms will be newly and handsomely
decorated, and snpper will be servd by Sivoro &
Co., of the Hotel Winthrop, Forty-second street,
JWith superb menu and best of service at one dollar
per plate. Every lady will receive a handsome order
of dancing on entering the room.
I The committees promise other surprises not
Over one hundred private boxes have already
boon sold.
The French Ball.—Among the char
acteristic features of the masked ball of the Cercle
JErancais de 1 Harmonie, on the 19th lost., will be
Bets of quadrilles representing the principal charac
ters in many popular operas. The orchestra in the
Academy will be und-er the direction of Max Schwab,
and the military band, with Mr. F. X. Diller as
leader. The committee of arrangements consist of
Messrs. J. A. Guiraud, President; J. Dardonville, L.
Lifon, N. E. Lagarde, A. Flauraud, A. de Garis, J. de
Grandmont, L. Haraux, C. Martel, E. Reyssier and
L. Rossignot. Tho managers of the recaption com
mitts | are Messrs. Martel, Ha; aux and R y shr.
and Mr. Joseph Weill -,s the chairman of the floor
committee. The bridge a -ross Irving Place will be
guarded by Nou qu t, ires de la Reine; the entrance
to Nilsson Hall by Henri Qiatre men-at-arms, and
Irving Hall by Crusaders,
MvLsicnl and Gramatlc Items.
Mr. Ch ries Warwick died cn New
Year’s day at the St. Vi ent Hospital, in thh city. He
*vas best Known as a con;.- ibntor since 1 oto t.e Clipper
f.cd the New York Dispatch, fhe C ppe announces
h4t it pubP«hed his last sketch. "At -• Sc-r* at the
Bowery The t ein 1849. ’ a fe w <ks ago. But he and
Ris brother, <>. H. Warw . -er b > ;-c .rs in the long
Bgo. His brother quit the stage about twenty-five years
Bvo, and went, in > ,-j California. During the
J*r3sidential race of 1876 he made campaign speeches in
tie East. Bo h wer o . ngland, anil came to this
country in 1R33. c ; a e . . n a boy. His dramatic
•areer was begun in t‘ the old Bowery Theatre
1817, altiM.ugn it is said that ?.e, as v.e 1 as his brother,
was in the company at the Greenwich street Theatre, this
City, in 1846.
He was at tho Bower-. Theatre in 1847-8 9; at the St.
•Charles Theatre, this eity. and James Pilgrim's Williams
burg Odeon in 185 3 4 at the Metropolitan Theatre, t' is
City, in the Fall of 1854. His last appearance on the stage
was at Niblo’s Garden, tins city, in 1877, in the spectacu
lar revival of "Antony and C leopatra,” when his voice
failed him. Since then it had been but a whisper. About
1850 he married. H«s w:fe. K-te Warwick, was a beauti
ful woman, and tor a time .id leading busire <s. She left
hir», and was subseoue ■> ide - known as an eques
trian actress—Kate Vance. She was supposed to have
died in New Orleans in >847, ol yellow fiver.
This is a Laramie (Wy.) criticism on a
Wester., actr.-ss: •' And Stringham—the sublime and
pt.autilul Sadie—how shall we find words to characterize
fcer ? She was a symphony in led. She had rouge enough
4-n her lac io paint the .own, the general effect being
frightened by a. crimson dress . t antique design. She re
peated f e> era! tunes that she was ready to ‘bog from door
to doc.r to save her > t;; ng child,’ and that’s about what
ing »• lUn '° l ° <l ° ° n the slas ° lor a liv
Messrs. Robson and Crane have ar
ranged with Mr. Joseph Brooks to personally manage
toeir t< nr sea-on. ;.<;d have entered into a contract
with Mr. Alfred Inomp on to uperintend and design
scenes, costumes and acc- sires for a grand revival of
A avorite comedy, to be first produced in New York
•city in September next.
A comic opera on a Venetian subject
has been compo ed by Mr. William Fullerton, fon of
Judge Fullerton, of .tew lurk, and will, it is stated.be
presented i London at o.ie of t e leading western thea
tres early in February. T.e libretto is by Mr. H. Hamil
ton, the adopter ol "Moths. -
it is reported that Lawrence Barrett
was anxious to cancel Ins Australian contract, but that
Manager Williamson is num au accommodating mood,
and insists upon its fui.'d;inert Mr. Barrett’S friends
■will hardly blame him. th y must lose him for a
Boucicault says that he never goes into
A dry.goods store wher a n.some girls aie employed
ou to ’ - a: ments without realizing
flat 111 yar jettcr <■ a. in the matter of beauty,
-Stylo, unit grace, than, those • horn he finds on the stage.
Mr. Earl Elliott Dawn’s ne.w play,
“The Private Tutor,;’ jlayedavery successful engage
went last week a. ,he An n ice Opera Douse in Phifa
-celphia. Colonel .« Tl. v.: -.?,h •: n star of the play,
was highly complimented by tho Philadelphia Press.
A young New York giri, Miss Lena
Pfeil, i’ now written cf • 11 nr. h enthusiasm by Ger
man musical cri'ics. 8t«:- s ing in opera in Berlin
a. d more than repeating there the success she won upon
her debut at Steinway liali a couple of years ago.
John E. Blackwell died of consump
tion December 25 athUhome in Rochester, N. Y., in the
twenty-ninth year of h. - He will be rememberedias
one of the Unsworth Brothers. sketch artists, who dis
solved partnership smn e.i years age.
George Clarke has been engaged to
jlay Victor Durand m I A...veling company which goes
out under the nianagt nimt of Charles Frohman. The
Vjast will also include Sophl ; re, Max Freeman. Louise
lion, William Corbett
.Madame Janisch lias announced t iat
and after the first of January she will leave the "c”
out of her name. Who objects.
Georgo C. Miln, the actor-clergyman.
I* about taking to the lecture
By the way, at ss late performa. AO o ®
the Lyceum. Romeo was standing on tip-toe* iast 3
Juliet Anderson, when one of the gallery entwttfc. y ie
shouted ; " Get on the flower-pot, Terriss t Get
blooming flower pot I”
Sadie Martinet, we are informed, will
probably pliv Portia in “ Tho Mershant ot Venice-" at a I
benefit "per.crmance in this city next month. Leigh
Lynch is managing the affair, which fs to be for sweet
charity’s sake.
Miss Belle Arnott, one of the most
beautiful of the many beautiful women of Brooklyn, and
a special favorite in the artistic circles of New York, is
among the promising pupils of Mr. Mackaye's- Lyceum
Lulu Hurst, “The Georgia Wonder,”
has raised a mild breeze in Chicago by decliningto make
her tests with a negro who mounted the platform. Her
Georgian blood and training revolted against it.
Le Grand White has again assumed
the entire responsibility of the management of Minnie
Maddern and her company, Mr. Charles Frohman having
given up all his interest in the organization.
Mr. C. C. Reeves, the treasurer of
Niblo’s Theatre, has received his second degree of the
Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, and his third
degree of F. and A. M. in New York Lodge.
Mr. Lawrence Frost, a Washington
newspaper man, has just 'completed a four act comedy
for Miss Minnie Pakner, which is pronounced exceedingly
clever and peculiarly suited to her.
A new use of ballet-girls has been, dis
covered by a dancing-master, who employs them as part
ners for his male pupils at the waltz, thus greatly aug
menting and delighting his class.
In his retirement on his Italian es
iates, Campanini is a farmer, miller, stock raiser, tile
maker and keeps busy at odd times in half a dozen other
productive industries.
We understand that Maude Granger
and W. S. Harkins have acqu : red from J. K. Tillotson the
right to play “ Lynwood.” Mr. Tillotton is resting at his
home in Elmira, N. Y.
Kate Rolla, an American girl, made
her debut at the Teatro Carcano. Milan, Italy, January
Ist, in “Linda,” and is reported to have achieved a suc
The agent in London of the Madison
Square Theatre in New York has bought the American
rights to Mr. Pinero’s " In Chancery.”
Mr. Roberts, manager of one of the
Madison Square traveling companies, and Miss Enid Les
lie, are to oe married very short y.
The difficulties between Mr. Pitt and
the Madison Square Theatre concerning the cut in sala
ries. have been amicably adjusted.
Vernona Jarbeau is at war with the
Krralfys. The trouble is about non payment of salary.
Miss Jarbeau threatens to sue.
Pauline Carnissa, remembered here as
a very lovely singer, is now established at Vienna, as a
teacher of vocal music.
Ben Teal is engaged to stage manage
Rhea’s forthcoming production in Washington of “The
American Conntoss.” •
Augustus Pitou is a loser this season
too. His “Ofi to Egypt” disbanded in Toronto last week.
“ Should President Lucas, of the Union Associa
tion, purchase the right and title of the Cleveland
League team, I do not see how he could be kept out
of that body,” says President McKnight of tho Amer
ican Association. “However, Ido not think ho has
done this, and am of the opinion that he wants to
be represented in the League from St. Louis in pref
erence to any other city. Vonderalie will not con
sent to this arrangement and consequently the only
way the League can let Lucas in is by breaking tho
five mile limit clause, in the tripartite agreement.
I do not think the League will attempt anything of
this kind, and if they do it will precipitate a war
between the League and American Association, and
place them in tho same attitude toward each other
as they wore three years ago. I hope nothing of
this kind will occur, however, as I think it better
for all parties that we should dwell together in
peace and harmony.”
The Toledo Baseball Company are about to sue
the St. Louis club for breach of agreement, growing
out of the Mullane case. The agreement iu writing
made by Vonderahe was that $2,500 was to be
paid to the Toledo club, one-half down, and the bal
ance when the three players, Mullane, Barkley and
Welch, signed. It was stipulated that S6OO was to
be deducted in case Mullane jumped, S4OO in case
Barkley did, and $250 if Welch. This shows that
Vonderahe was afraid all the time that some of
the players would go back on their word. Mullane
jumped, and President Colburn drew on ’Vonder
ahe the other day for $650, the balance due after
deducting the S6OO for Muilane’s conduct. If Von
derahe refuses to pay it the case will bo pressed,
and some developments of interest may be ex
The firm of John & James Dobson is desirousjof
organizing a store nine baseball tournament during
the season of the early dosing of the wholesale
stores. It is the intention of this house to cal!a
meeting early in March, for the purpose of effect
ing an organization. The following firms have sig
nified their intention ot sending delegates to the
meeting; H. B. Claflin, Tefft, Weiler & Co., Dunham
& Buckley, Bates, Reed A Cooley, Robt. K. Davis,
H. K. &F. B. Thurber, and Sloane & Co. Although
the conditions governing the tournament have not
been settled, it is more than probable that the club
winning tho most games will hold tho champion
ship off the store nines for the season.
President H. V. Lucas, of the Union Association,
was in Indianapolis on Monday last. While there
he said to a friend that he had been making arrange
ments to transfer the St. Louis and Cincinnati
Union clubs into tho League in place of Cleveland
and Detroit. The franchise of the Claveland Club
had been secured by himself, he said, and the Cin
cinnati-Detroit negotiations aro well under way to
a successful completion. It is a condition of this
arrangement that the black-listed Loaguo players
who deserted the League lor the Union aro to be
taken back in good standing.
The Board of Directors of the Eastern League of
professional baseball clubs, met in Philadelphia at
the Bingham House, on Wednesday, January 7th,
for the purpose of electing clubs to membership.
President Diddler called the meeting to order. The
organization was reported to be in a flourishing
condition, and six clubs now compose the League,
viz.: National, Newark, Jersey Cily,.Trenton. Vir
ginia and Norfolk. It is expected that Hartford will
apply for admission at the next meeting.
Here is what Galvin, of the thinks of the
new rule: “ The only pitcher 1 know of who has his
foot off the ground when he pitches the ball is Jaek
Jones. I am in favor of a return to the straight
arm the same style that was in vogue
when Wolters, Pabor, Spalding and Mcßride were
in their prime- The League can make any rule
they choose. It will make no difference to me. I
can stand on my head, if necessary, and pitch.”
The firm of John and James Dobson have organ
ized the following nine which will represent the
house on the ball field the coming season. The
team is a strong one both in batting and fielding.
Conway, pitcher; John Loe, catcher; (Joseph Hil
lock. first base; Thomas Manning, second base;
William Sloat, third base; William jjMoore, short
stop; Daniel Hovey, left field; Geo. Betzig, right
field; Michael Smith, centre field.
The stockholders of the Detroit Baseball Associa
tion held a meeting in Detroit, January 7. It was
decided to remain in the League, if not voted out
by the Board of Directors of the League. William E:
Chittenden was elected delegate, and attended the
special meeting of the National League, which was
held yesterday at the Filth Avenue Hotel. The
meeting was secret, no reporters were admitted.
The Brooklyn Club will be managed by Hackett,
late of the Cleveland League Club, and he has suc
ceeded in signing seven of that organization; they
are, Harkins, Bushong, Hotaling, Phillips, Pinckney,
Kreig and Smith. A good sum is s lid to have been
paid for these players. This assures a strong team
for Brooklyn. The other players so far signed aro
Hayes, Swart wood, Cassidy and Terry.
The difference between Lew Simmons and his two
partners in the Athletic Baseball Club, Messrs.
Schariz aud Masou have been settled. The Athletic
Club with its recent additions will come pretty near
taking the championship of the American Associa
tion. Barnie’s Baltimore Club will also have some
thing to say about toe matter.
Robinson, the third baseman of last year's Balti
more Unions, who has signed to play with tho St.
Louis Club, is kicking considerably about his con
trast, He stys it was not the understanding that
he was not to do any of the catching, and if Von
derahe insists on him filling the position, he would
like to have his release.
The New York State League will hold its annual
meeting at the Globe Hotel, Syracuse, March 18th,
1885. The League will be composed of eight clubs,
and play a schedule of 64 games. Anumoerof ex
hibition games will be played with the National,
League and American Association clubs during the
month of April.
The men with whom the Athletics expect to win
the Pennant this season are: Pitchers—Matthews,
Taylor, Cushman and Coleman. Catchers—Milli
gan, O’Brien, Fusselback. Base players—Stovey,
Stricker, Corey. Outfielders—Knight, Larkins,
Strief. Short stop—Houck.
A Cleveland local journal sensibly remarks: “If
thero can bo another su h a team organ zed as rep
resented Cleaveiand as in 1883, it will be the most
acceptable of ail. But the public, will not patronize
bad ball play ing. They want to see the home club
win and pay their money for the privilege.”
Among the players who are advertising for situ
ations are Blakiston and Birchall; Dave Eggler and
John Richmond, and Barber, Beck and Henry of last
year’s Clevelands. The first named formerly played
with the Athletics.
There is a decided difference of opinion between
the two leading Cleveland dailies on the baseball
situation in that city, and the manner in which
they keep up the discussion is decidedly amusing.
Dayton, Ohio, has two bad parks, one of them
being outside the city limits to prevent interference
with Sunday games; but the chances are not very
bright lor Dayton having a team this year.
President Young’s plan of calling a balk on a
pitcher for every two violations of tho rule about
keeping both feet ou the ground, has not met with
approval by all of the eight clubs.
The Providence Club has not yet signed Gilligan,
and some of the patrons of the club are feeling
somewhat anxious lor the prospects of this year’s
The American Association schedule meeting will
be held in Baltimore, March 2d and 3d. 9he dele
gates will thus be enabled to take in the inaugura
It is reported on good authority that the Cincin
nati and St. Louis Union Clubs will be elected to
membership at the March meeting of the League.
The Cincinnati American Club finished fifth in
the race, instead of fourth, as has b< en published.
The per centage was 623 iu 626 for St. Louis.
President Stern, of the Cincinnati Amer.can Club,
has announced that he has severed his connection
with that organization.
Jack Chapman, of the Detroits, has been connect
ed with baseball, as manager and player, for over
twenty-two years.
Chas. Briody, of the Cincinnati Unions, is clerk
ing in a hotel at his home in Lausingburg, N. Y.,
for the Winter.
Fulmer has announced that he has perinanon ly
retired from the profession until bo receives a satis
factory salary.
Dick Burns, of tho Cincinnati Unions, is attend
ing a commercial collego at his home in Holyoke.
The Cleveland League Club's cnise was pur
chased by President Lucas for ss,out).
Walb Him.
Gus Stofpelkam’s new establishment,
at No. 240 Grand street, is, without question, the
andsomest and most popular cigar store in the
'th Ward. Gus has a great trade among poli
s, and the Tenth W’ard is where most of the
combinations are made for the city and
county Now York. Whenever there is a consul
tation, g&e leaders invariably purchases some of
Gns-s ’ Reiss'b before going into it, to brighten
their mind, sndw’barpen their intellects, and it may
bo said, with truth:, that under their slimulaut their
never end in nmoke.
It is a fact too well knewh to be denied,
that if it wore not for Ds. Btn.r,-ff<SouGH Sr®i» hotel
proprietors- in- Florida would put Sheir rate® »p to
ten dollars per day.
The most efficacious stimulants to ex*
cite the appetite-are Angostuba Bitteb3»- Be sure
you get the genuine article.
It does not constipate or stupefy, but
always cures a cough-or cold. We refer to Übert’s
Tar, Boneset and Sold everywhere; 25.
Dkug stobe, corner Park and Mui
berry streets, near Chatham Square; experienced
physician; quick and permanent cures.
Rheumatism and Gout.—“ Wilson’s
Wonder” cures, or money refuted. Sent on receipt
of $1.50. Depot, No. 99 Park street. And all druggists.
Du. Fuller’s Youthful Vioor Pills,
for loss of manhood, cures nervous debility, sper
motorrhoea and nocturnal emissions. By mail, $2.
Depot, No. 429 Cana! street and all druggists.
The Herald says that a bottle of Db.
Fuller’s Pocket Injection, with syringe combined,
will cure the worst case without capsules or nau
seous medicines. All druggists, $1. — Sat. Express.
Young Men !—Read This. —The Vol
taio Belt Co., of Marshall, Mich., offer to send
their celebrated Electro-Voltaic Belt and other
Electrio Appliances on trial for thirty days, to
men (young or old) afflicted with nervous debility,
loss of vitality and manhood, and all kindred
troubles. Also for rheumatism, neuralgia, paralysis,
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incurred as thirty days trial is allowed. Write them
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An. Unhappy T’air.
Louis and Rachel Byrnes have been married fif
teen years. Both of them are proUy old codgers,
and fortunately, or unfortunately, they are without
children. Louis can’t support himself, much less
his wife. The city supports him the best part of
his life, while Rachel lives out.
Where she was living he came and rang the door
bell. She answered it. She asked the missus if she
could go out half an hour with the old man. The
missus gave her the desired request, half an hour,
with the injunction not to stay out all night.
Rachel, being introduced to the court, had better
tell her own story.
“W’hen we were alone in the street I said, ‘Louis,
I’ll give you two dollars I got as a New Year’s
present from the voung lady.’ ‘ All right,’ he says.
‘ Now I want you to go to the Mott Haven boat
house for half an hour,’ he says. ‘Oh no, Louis,’
said I. ‘We are too old to be fools.’ He said :
‘Now Rachel come with me to a lodging house and
I’ll spend half of the two dollars.’ I said : • Louis,
don’t be foolish.’ Then I tried to get away, but he
caught me at 127th street. I said I wanted Co go
home. He said he had the rights of a husband and
would exercise them. I resisted. Then he got mad
as Jupiter and struck me on the side of the head,
and I got confused, and he followed me to where I
lived and again assaulted me at the railing.”
“ Byrnes, what have you to say ?” asked Justice
Kilbreth, who believes in “mutuality.”
" She struck me across the face with a stone,”
said the old man.
“ Why do you annoy her ?” asked the Court.
‘‘Heaven save your honors, it’s human nature.
She told mo to call on her on New Year. She would
bo ready for me at half-past seven. I was there
then tho light of her soul. I went around and she
wished me a happy new year- W’o wont out to
gether and had a drink. Then I called for two more.
Then a whisky skin each. As we sat by the stove
she said I’ll have to go home. All right says I. She
wanted mo to see her homo. I said certainly.”
“ Did you strike her ?” asked tho Court. “Were
you drunk ?”
“Certainly, half full. At a hundred twenty-eighth
street I found her going the wrong way, and when
I remonstrated, she threw a stone at me.”
" Y'ou couldn’t get a stone there to throw,” said
the wife.
“Did you drink with him ?” asked the Court.
“ I took one of ale and one of something else for
old Lang Syne.”
“Guilty,” said the Court. " Has he been in the
habit of beating you ?”
“Yes, sir,” many’s the black eye I’ve had. I’ve
washed and ironed, and scrubbed for him, till we
were put out by the landlord.”
“Has he ever been on the Island.”
“ A dozen times, all last Winter as a pauper when
I lived out.”
" Six months,” said the Court.
A box of Glenn’s Sulphur Soap is
equivalent to many Sulphur Baths. Dont forget it.
Hill’s Hair And Whisker Dye, Black or Drown,
50 centa,
Wanted to 'Witli.d.raw.
«• How often have you had him arrested ?” asked
the Court of Julia Bohlan.
“ I never had Charles arrested for any crime. He
was once arrested for being drunk. He got off with
a flue. I wish you would let him go.”
“Not yet,” said the Court. “How did become
to knock you down and give you those two black
eyes ?”
" He was drunk, or he wouldn’t a done it.”
“What do you plead to tho charge?” said the
Court, addressing the man.
“ Not guilty,” he replied.
On being sworn, she said she lived at No. 11 Car
mine street. On the 31st of December Charles came
home drunk.” She stopped and looked pleadingly
at the Court. Then she continued : “Please, I don’t
like to do it, or I’ll lose my support.”
"What did he do ?” asked the Court.
"He abused me.”
"Then he knocked you down, kicked yon, and
gave you those black eyes. How many blows did
he give you ?” asked the Court.
"I don't know. He shoved me, and I fell. Ho
ships sailors and I keep boarders.”
“What have you to say ?” asked the Court, ad
dressing the man.
“ I came home in the evening, after my day’s
work, and went in the dining-room, and she said to
me, * You are a loafer.’ She had an old man thene.”
“ How long have you kept this boarding-house ?”
asked the Court.
" Ten years.”
To his astonishment, he was sent to the Peni
tiary for three months.
The Knickerbocker's Success.—The
Knickerbocker Roller Skating Rink, at the Ameri
can Institute Hall, Third avenue aud Sixty-third
street, has been crowded every day and evening
during the week, both by skaters and spectators”
and it is calculated, at the lowest estimate, that not
less than 60,000 persons passed in and out of the
building during the six days. On Friday night the
crush was so great that standing room was impos
sible to find, and the outer doors had to be closed
belore nine o’clock, shutting out a still large crowd
which at the time reached from the entrance to
nearly Sixty-second street, and last night the at
tendance was almost as large.
The coming week will be what is known as race
week, there being no exhibition of fancy skating,
but only racing. These contests will be as follows:
Monday evening, a mile race for amateurs who have
not won a race, for a silver match box. Thursday
evening, a mile race for amateurs who have won
medals, for a gold pencil, and a game of polo be
tween the Knickerbocker and Dunham, Buckley &
Co. teams. Saturday afternoon a race for school
boys for a silver medal, and Saturday evening a
mile race for amateurs for a gold scarf pin.
The Old Guard Ball to be given at
the Metropolitan Opera House on Thursday even
ing. 22nd inst, will be the only grand military en
tertainment of the season, and additional interest
attaches to it from the success of last year. The
music will be provided by Bernstein and Gilmore.
The decorations, from new designs, will include
both the stage setting in a military picture and
floral and emblematic dressing to the entire house.
All the committees are active in their efforts to
make the Old Guard Ball of 1885 memorable in more
ways than one. The military and social features
will be notable from the presence of special deputa
tions from Boston, Albany, Charleston, Hartford,
Worcester, and Philadelphia; and from the Treas
urer’s report, all the first row and nearly all
the other boxes have been sold. The Old Guardsmen
are confident and happy.
Mb. Tighe Apologized.—Mr. Tighe
gave Mrs. Tighe a pair of’enameled eyes, and he was
arrested. Between arrest aud trial John Saw Mary
through the bars of a prison cell, and as soon as her
nose tipped up to the bars he kissed tho projectile
and lustily prayed for forgiveness.
She stood it awhile, but the warm pressure be
tween the bars warmed her heart as well as nose,
and she relented.
W’heu John was arraigned she asked to withdraw
the complaint—this was liis first offense. Now he
begged her pardon, and had sworn that he would
be awfully good forever.
“ Take him home,” said the court.
The Police Captains' Dinner.—Tire
inspectors and captains of the police fore’e of this
city will hold their fourth annual dinner at Del
monico’s ou Monday evening, the 26th inst. This
event is now looked upon as one of the social affairs
of tho season, and is noted for the large aud bril
liant assemblage of noted men at the gatherings.
tiie Excise Tmw-
Mayor Grace was waited on by Dr. Crosb.y last
week and asked to see that the Excise law was uni
formly enforced.
The proceedings iu tho Special Sessions last week
m trials for violation of the law will interest the
doctor and his following.
“I went in and saw some people’ at the table
drinking,” said Officer Reilly of the - Seventeenth
The officer had charged Anthony Kope 1 of 197 East
Fourth street with violating the Excise law, selling
liquor od Sunday.
Cross-examined he said the proprietor's Wife and
two children wore there.
“ What did you do or say ?” asked the court.
“I arrested him.”
Mr. Horman Stein said he was there as the guest
of Mr. Kopo, Mrs. Kope, and the two little Hopes.
Up stairs- they had amateur theatrical reheazreals
held by their eight permanent boarders.
“Is there no ether way for the amateurs to get
m?” asbsd' the court,
**No, ifrie the side door to get up stairs to re
The officer said the “theatrical*” had to pass
through thivroom to get np stairs.
"Acquitted.” said the court.
Kope beat &he cop that time.
Robert Baer keeps-a saloon at No. 159 Christopher
street. Sunday, the 28th of December, Officer Val
liant entered and' got a glass of whisky and drank
it. The time was 12:55.
Counsel wanted to know how the officer knew his
watch was correct.
" It generally was.”
“ Who were in the place?”
“ Six or sev<jn, playing cards, and they had glasses
in front of them.”
"What were the persons doing? Attending to
books and papers in-the rear?*’
"I don’t know,” said a the officer to this double
headed query.
Defendant said ho was making up his accounts
when a party came in and said close up your place.
“Thirty dollars fine,” said the court.
Frank Nordseecb,. aged fourteen, was charged
with selling beer on Sunday by Officer Flynn, of the
Tenth Precinct. The officer wont in and asked for
a glass of ale. Tho boy waited on him. He gave
him a fifty-cent piece and got forty-five cents back.
“You don’t know the boy is a bartender?” said
“He waa behind tho bar, and waited on me,”
said the officer.
" The boy had just come from Sunday-school, and
he thought tho officer was paying for a cup of cof
fee with cakes,” said counsel.
" Thirty dollars,” said the court.
Baron Brungos keeps a liquor saloon at No. 179
South street. At twenty minutes past twelve Sun
day morning, Officer Meyer, of the Fourth Precinct,
opened the hall door, and entered.
“What did you see ?” asked Justice Kilbreth.
"Nothing,” said Meyer. “There were a lot of
men in tho back part, and the bar was exposed.”
"That is all you saw ?”
“ Yes, sir.”
“Did you see any liquor exposed?” asked coun
"I saw bottles behind the bar.”
"Did you soo anybody drink?”
“There was nobody at the bar.”
“Do you know if they live in the bouse?”
"They aro ’longshoreman,” was the reply.
The defendant said bo leased the house, and had
thirty-five boarders. There was no hall door at
tached to tho place, the boarders entered through
the saloon.
“Tho night in question the door was locked?” re
marked counsel.
“Yes, sir; the officer knocked at tho door. I
opened it. I thought it was a boarder. I sold no
liquor that night after twelve o'clock.”
The officer was recalled, and said the boarders
entered at all hours, and the door was locked.
The accused was acquitted.
Hugh Dougherty, No. 385 Water street, keeps a
licensed liquor-saloon. Officer Wade mado a Sun
day call. He knocked at the door, giving the mys
terious three.
“ Who is there ?” said Dougherty, from within.
“A friend,” was tho response of Wade, from the
outside. "Let me in.”
He entered. The bar was covered; nobody was
there except a lady and a quarter of a glass of pretty
sour beer on tho bar. Thero was a young man
there in his shirt-sleeves.
“What did you say when you went in?” asked
Justice Kilbreth.
" I said I wanted him to come to the station
Defendant said the officer’s statement was true.
The keys of the store were in the other room, and
they have to go to the saloon to get them.
" You say this is a lodging place,” remarked the
“ Yes, sir; I occupy the whole house. The store
has to be opened to got in.”
"Discharged,” said the court.
Sunday, the 4th, Officer Kilpatrick entered the
liquor saloon 29 Third avenue. There was nobody
in the place when ho entered ; called for and got a
glass of liquor. It was a respectable place.
Defendent was fined S3O.
On the sth of January James Fitzpatrick, an Ex
cise Inspector, entered tho liquor saloon of Frank
Gundlaeh, at 125th street, and bought liquor on the
premises and left.
The charge was selling and drinking on the prem
" The evidence does not sustain the charge,” said
Justice Kilbreth.
“Idid not make that complaint,” said witness.
"Error in complaint, discharged,” said the
James Jones, 40 Madison street, was charged with
gelling lager beer on Sunday, Jan, 4. Officer Meyer
said he knocked at the hall door. Tho defendant
opened it. Ho asked the man what ho was doing
iu there. He said nothing.
" There were two men there ?” asked counsel.
"Yes, sir.”
" Who was the other man ?”
" I don't know. He was sitting by the stove.”
James Jones, the defendant, said he was a
Mr. Casey was the proprietor. Was not in the em
ploy of Casey, and had no instructions to mind tlio
place, or tend the bar. Casey went to the water
closet, leaving tho two by the stove, and when tho
officer knocked at the door, he got up and opened
it, and was arrested.
James Casey, the proprietor, said he left the pris
oner by the stove when he went to the water closet.
“Who was in charge when you left tho store?”
asked Justice Ford.
“ 1 could depend on them,” said Casey.
“What did you say to this man going out?”
•“ Lock tho door.’ ”
Christopher Indolitz, who keeps a dive at No. 131
Chatham street, was charged witli violating tho Ex
cise Law by Officer Cagney. On the 7th of January
the officer said he saw men standing at the
and defendant behind it, but did not see him do
anything. He had no license.
John Walker, a sailor, sa d he belonged to Liver
pool. On the 7th of January he visited this house
in Chatham street with a shipmate. Prisoner was
tending the bar. There were a couple of girls, and
they asked if they had any money. She beat 'Walker
out of $4.
" How ?” asked Justice Smith.
"They asked if we’d bunk with ’em. I gave the
gal a dollar. Pretty soon she wanted another dol
lar. I gave that. We had more beers, and she col
lared me for another dollar. Then wo had another
round, and she beat me out of another dollar. This
game of bluff might bo going on yet, but for the
“ What did tho defendant do ?'*
" He sold the beer.”
"Three months,”said the court.
Breakfast Cocoa, as a beverage, is
universally conceded superior to all other drinks
for the weary man of business or the more robust
laborer, lhe preparations of Walter Baker & Co.
have long been the standard of merit iu this line,
and our readers who purchase " Baker’s Breakfast
Cocoa ” will find it a most healthful, delicious and
invigorating beverage.
Uidbii’t Open His Montli.
John H. Adams, a darkey, was charged with as
saulting Ben Cooper, another darkey, at No. 168
Leonard street.
Ben said John took a tin can and split it on his
nose. A hard nose that that could split a tin can.
" Was John sober ?” asked the court.
" Half and half,” said Ben. <
" What did he say ?”
"He didn’t open his mouf,” added Ben.
" You did nothing to him ?”
" Nuffing.”
"This old man Ben was up stairs,” said John,
“an was a-talkin’ to Lizzie Brown. Ben was pretty
tight. He came up au’ put in his jaw an’l just
closed it wid my open fist. We was both tight, an’
he was head on de gal, but she prefers me.”
Ben denied that he was in any way tight.
The court fined John $lO.
♦ > » - ♦
Catabbh Cubed.—A clergyman, after
suffering a number of years from that loathsome
disease, catarrh, alter trying every known remedy
without success, at last found a prescription which
completely cured and saved him from death. Any
sufferer from this dreadful disease sending a self
addressed stamped envelope to Dr. J. A. Lawrence,
No. 199 Dean street, Brooklyn, New York, will re
ceive the recipe free of charge.
A Reception to Attend.—The annual
reception of the New York Young Men’s Roman
Catholic Benevolent Association, will take place at
Ferrero’s Assembly Booms, on Tuesday evening,
Jan. 13. The receptions of this society are invaria
bly very enjoyable entertainmentsand largely at
tended. Every possible preparation has been made
to insure the coming one being superior, if possible,
in all features to those which have preceded it.
Last year’s fashions are out of date,
but last year's friends are still our own. This is
why Mrs. Pinkham’s Vegetable Compound never
loses favor; every lady who knows its worth
(and who does not I) feels that the kindly face of
Mrs. Pinkham is that of an honored friend.
L’Amiiib Benevolent Societe.—All
the arrangements for to-morrow night’s masquerade
ball of the L’Amitle Societe Francaise, at the
Academy of Music and Nilsson Hall, are complete.
The ball will be opened at 9:30, sharp, with the
"Marche Internationale.” which is to be headed by
sixty members of the reception committee, who are
to be costumed in the dress of Louis XIV. Over six
hundred people in fancy costumes, and many gro
tesque aud comical maskers, wiil be in line. The
ball room is to be handsomely ornamented with
natural flowers. French trumpets are to be dis
tributed among tho ladies as souvenirs of tho occa
“ What Might Have Been !”—lt is
sad for Mie dying consumptive to reflect on what
might have been if Hale’s Honey of Horehound aud
Tar had been taken early enough.
Pike’s Toothache Drops cure iu one minute,
A.. 12,.
Only a little over three we’sks to ws»it and the
vexed question a» to the nex-i Department Com
mander will have been settled. The ehsaffipment
meete at Utica, February 4th and sth.- The strength
of Gen. N. W. Day daily increasing, support be
ing promised from unes'x-pefcted quarters. An active
and successful canvass is being conducted for him
in Brooklyn by promineu-t Grand-Army men. That
in this city has been equaMy successful, and ia in
equally competent hands, while most encouraging
reports have been received from certain sections of
the State. A meeting of representative men of this
city, delegates to tho Encampment, was held last
evening at No, 392 Bowery, for the purpose of dis
cussing and naming a comrade for Department
Commander, too late however for more than men
tion in this issue of the Dispatch. The friends of
Gen. Day are very sanguine of success, not only
without the assistance, but despite the opposition
of the present administration. His connectioo with
th® Veterans* Rights Union, and earnest work dur
ing the past year in behalf of the veteran, has made
h?m many friends, and bls name a familiar on® in
all parts of this and other states. A meeting of the
Union will be held at Utica on the evening of Feb
ruary 3, in announcing which the Executive Cox>
mittee have sent out the following circular ;
New York, January 1, 1885.
Vetekans op the Wab:
Thus we address all who, in the days of 1861 to
1865, left home and all its attachments and, on land
and sea, were willing to suffer hardships and sacri
fice health, limb—aye, life itself—in carrying tho
flag to victory, that this nation might live and be
come the home of universal liberty. The ties which
made us brothers then grow stronger as tho years
elapse. Onr duty to those who have gone are
borne in remembrance as each year, on Memorial
Day, we strew with flowers the graves oi those who
gave their lives upon the altar of their country. As
the years roll on, as time passes, we can but realize
that soon the long roll may beat, the assembly bo
sounded; but in vain, for the soldiers of the Repub
lic will have passed away and become a part of
those in that great army of the dead, not again to
fall into lino until the reveille is sounded on the
Resurrection morn.
These are serious thoughts, comrades—they aro
thoughts which should cause us to determine that
now, while strength and life remain, and for the
lew years that we can fraternize, that we will stand
together as in those days of twenty years ago,
shoulder to shoulder, fighting for principle and
right, Let us be one solid phalanx in demanding
that any law enacted in behalf of those comrades
who were “ honorably discharged by reason of dis
ability resulting from wounds or sickness incurred
in the line of duty,” where they aro worthy aud
have business capacity, and their necessities re
quire, shall, in accordance with Section 1754, have
preference in the civil employ of the Government.
See to it that, for the time being, personal ambi
tions are put aside and that the cause of one be
comes the concern of all. Let us show by our
works that our comradeship is a something strong
er, higher, holier than self —that, iu our ambition
to serve a comrade, we will by every proper means
in our power oppose all who oppose him. Let us
seek nothing for a man unworthy, but where we
have a worthy case let our fight for him and his
cause be as persistently made as was Grant’s cam
paign against Richmond. Let us fight it out on
that line until wo have won the victory.
To sustain the glorioifk old flag was our duty
once; to sustain him who helped us sustain that
flag, is our duty now. Let the law enacted in 1865,
as a tribute from a nation joyful over its delivery
from the carnage of civil war, to those who defended
its institutions be carried into effect or else blot it
from the Statute Book. To these men when they
present their claims, principal and interest, the
same prompt payment as the bonds of paper which
their sufferings aud sacrifices made of value, aro
due, aud no man with appointing power should
long have the privilege of that power unless he has
patriotism enough to recognize the justice of this
prior claim.
Comrades: Think this matter over—it may not
apply in some localities, but for nineteen years
(with a promise to pay by preference in civil employ
of the Government, on the statute book.) this law
has, too often, been ignored. The preferred, bonds
have many, many times been presented for redemp
tion, but were repudiated.
Let us quietlyyet persistently, demand that this
preference so long promised, shall no. longer be
" mado to tho ear, to be broken to tho hope.” Let
no man who ever wore the Union blue,, who is wor
thy. competent aad entitled to these privileges and
rights, be denied them. Let no State boundary line
cause any hesitation in considering an injury to
one the business of all. From tho Atlantic to the
Pacific, from our northern lakes to the Gulf of
Mexico, wherever the flag of our Union waves, let
us with one accord again enlist, this time for Veter
ans’ rights, and, as before, ior the war. Let every
post iu this department recommend that its dele
gates to the Department Encampment at Utica,
represent them at a meeting to be held at Maonner
chor Hall, in that city, on the 3d day of February,
1885, at 7:30P. M., in regard to this matter.
It is a worthy object and our duty, and an extra
day’s time can well be devoted to its consideration.
Let our Fraternity become stronger, our Charity
more practical, aud Loyalty will soon receive its
reward in the redemption of the promise which for
so many years has been a dead letter, though all the
time a law. By tho Executive Committee.
Thos. B. Odell,
B. R. Cobwin,
I. M. Foster,
Jos. W. Kay, Sub Committee.
Geo. W. Roberts, Sec.
Aiproved: Nicholas W. Day, Chairman Gen. Com
The week just passed has been one that will be
remembered with pleasure by nearly every member
oi the G. A. R., of this city and Brooklyn, at least
all those who have attended the many installations
of officers in the different posts, and the attendant
Without a single exception all were remarkably
pleasurable gatherings—a continual round of en
joyment—and there is another week of it to come.
Tlio*offict.rs of Sedgwick Post, No. 186, of this city,
were installed at the Germania Assembly Rooms on
Monday evening, by Comrade Judge Edward
Browne, with a staff consisting of Max Reece, of E.
D. Morgan Post; Commander-elect Scmidley, of
Riker Post; M. B. Laurence, Veteran Tost; W. B.
Oakdon, Chaplain of No. 307; Captain Moeser, of the
Anderson Zouaves; Quartermaster Leary, of Farra
gut Post, aud 11. A. Krauss of Koltes. The attend
ance was very large, and prominent among those
present were Commander McEntee and wile, Com
mander McLozler, Commanders Keenan and
Boattie, Herman W. Thum, John Norton, and dele
gations from Veteran, Dahlgren, Riker, Koltes,
Rice and Farnham Posts. There was also a large
delegation from Major WoernerPost, No. 81, Depart
ment of Now Jersey, among them Commander John
Dede, Quartermaster; Samuel Evans, Adjutant; A.
Shuman, and Comrades Wells, Atwood, Miller, Bray,
Buck, Seigler, Loeffler, Bonstrom, Haggerty.
Pfeiffer and Livingston. Past Commander Edward
ByrnS Contributed much to the evening's enjoy
ment. Ho was accompanied by his wife* and
daughter, the Misses Emm Lynch and Emma
Tho charges wero well delivered by Judge Browne,
and Commander-elect John P. Kevill took his scat
amid a hearty round of cheers. Then Comrade
Alex. Francisco, Chairman of the Committee of Ar
rangements, called forward Isidoro Isaacs, the re
tiring Commander, aud presented him on behalf of
the post, with a magnificent, heavy set amethyst
ring, with a miniature badge in the centre, sot in
diamonds. Past Commander Isaacs was the or
ganizer of the post, and its commander for four
years. He declined re-election. A ball followed the
encampment, which was kept up until an early
The officers of Andrew Jackson Post, No. 300,
were also installed on Monday evening at their
headquarters, No. 52 Union Square, by Past Com
mander Thomas Cochrane, of Kimball Post. Chris
Lutjens was happy among the many friends sur
rounding him, but supremely so, when after the in
stallation he prevailed upon most of those present
to accompany him to his house, at No. 470 Second
avenue. There Mrs. Commander Lutjens was in
command, presiding over a sumptuous repast. It
was in old camp life style, rough board tables, iron
spoons, and tin plates and cups, but it was
thoroughly enjoyable, and broke up at an early
The public installation of the officers of Abel
Smith Post No. 435 G. A. R., Brooklyn, E, D., of the
Eastern District, in Knickerbocker Hall on Clymer
street, Monday evening, was a notable event. The
p6st when mustered in December 31, 1883, by Ad
jutant General Squires numbered only forty-three,
while there are 168 men now on tho roster. The
hall was crowded when the ceremonies began. The
decorations and devices were in keeping with the
occasion. Evergreens and streamers fastened at
various points of the hall were gathered in the cen
tre of the ceiling. The scene in front of and on the
stage was quite warlike. The folded standards of
the post were placed at opposite ends of the stage
aud near them were handsome crayon portraits of
Colonel Abel Smith, Sr., and Lieutenant-Colonel
Abel Smith, Jr., father and son, alter whom the post
is named. In front of the installing officers desk
on the stage the figures “435** blazed forth in gas
jets and underneath was the charter of the post.
Back of and on either side of the desk were two
tents, nicely constructed, with stacked rifles and
bayonets in front of the entrance. Hon. Mark D.
Wilber, who is a member of the post, sat outside
one of the tents as if guarding it. Midway be
tween the tents was the handsome silk flag pres
ented to the post by Mr. Edmund McLoughlin, of
Bedford avenue.
Tho exercises opened with an appropriate selec
tion by the Columbia band. Hon. Mark D. Wilber
then spoke in an eloquent strain of the bravery
of the men, representing almost every calling in
life, who responded to their country’s call in the
hour of her peril. One-half of them laid down their
lives that their country might live and be a refuge
for tho oppressed of all nations, and the oth; r half
now belong to the Grand Army of the Republic. At
the close of Comrade Wilber’s remarks, Adj’t-Gen.
Squires installed the officers, and Commander Fred.
Cocheu took the gavel. An excellent programme,
consisting of solos, duets, recitations and selections
by the band, followed, and was warmly appreciated
by a large aud enthusiastic audience, lhe whistling
solo by Comrade Lovejoy, and the vocal duet by lit
tle Emma and Walter De Silva being especially note
worthy. Refreshments—coffee, ice cream and cake
—were then served by tho members of the post to
all present, after which the ceremonies were brought
to a close.
The officers of Wm. Lloyd Garrison Post, No. 207,
G. A. R., were publicly installed last Monday even
ing at Everett Hall, No. 390 Fulton street, by Past
Commander George S. Little, of Rankin Post, No.
'lO. He was accompanied by a staff from Post No.
10, Past Command r C. Hull Grant, of Frank Head
Post, No. 16, and General De Lacy, of Michael Corco
ran Post, No. 427, of New York city. The officers
installed were as follows: Commander, John J. Lit
tle; Senior Vice-Commander, Charles McFarland;
Junior Vice-Commander, Richard Brown; Chaplain,
Joseph Moore; Surgeon, Nathaniel Spellman; Oi
ficer of the Day, John S. Robinson; Officer of the
Guard, Joseph F. Mangin; Sergeant-major, T. E.
Hull. After the installation ceremonies there was
speaking by the Rev. Mr. Dixon, Past Commander,
J. P. J. Howard, Commander-elect, J. J. Little, and
others, and singing by the Colored Ideal Concert
and Dramatic Company—Mr. Wm. Johnson, bari
tone; Mrs. F. E. Ridgway, soprano; Miss M. F.
Green, and Mr. Howard L. Smith—or New York. At
the close of the literary and musical entertainment
the guests and their friends of the post were in
vited to an upper room, w: ere they were hand
somely entertained by tho lady friends oi the post
with a fine collation, which was a credit to those in
charge. The post has been organized not quite four
years, but, although composed exclusively of col
ored old soldiers, has made rapid progress and
promises to do well under their new commander,
who has belore held the position, and is therefore
no novice.
Past Commander James S. Fraser installed the
officers of John A. Erix Post, No. 135. on Tuesday
evening, at their headquarters, No. 33 Union square,
and there are few members 01 ths department who
equal him in carryingout the’impressive ceremony.
It was followed by a varied literary and musieal en
tertainment, under the direction of Comrade I'avid
L Brown, in which Messrs. Allan Latham, R. Sut
cliffe, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Ferninger, Mrs. F. J. K>s
pal, and Mrs. W. D. Love took j>art. George Ho®*
kins gave fifteen minutes of parlor magic, and Miss
Hoskins a wonderful exhibition of instantaneous
memory, slate writing, etc,, Commander Odell suc
cessfally exerted himself in making everything
pleasant for the many friends of the post present,
particularly so at the tables spread in the lower
haih He had able assistants in Gen. N. W. Day,
George Roberts, awd others of the post.
Another pleasant installation c 3 Tuesday evening
was that of the officers of Noah L. Farnharw Post,
No. 458, at th® Ninth Regiment Armory. Tho cere
monies were conducted by Past Commander JHdor
There were present a large delegation of very
prominent l citizens of New Haven, Conn., repre
senting’ Admiral Foote Post, G. A. R., of that city;
delegations' from Farragut, Rice, Sedgwick anil
other posts of thii city; also of the 2nd Fire-
Zouaves Veteran s Association; the Exempt Fire
man's and the Volunteer Fireman's Association —
tips latter headed by sbe doughty Ex-Chief Decker;
Capt. Jumeede Mandeville, Lawrence Kerr, H. S.
Wallace, Frank T. Bobinson, and Geo; Fawcett
Rowe of this ©ity; the two sons of Col, Chas. McK.
Looser from Penney Ivana; delegations from Mans
field, Rankin and Perry Posts, G. A. R., of Brooklyn,
and many representative-men from Bayonne City,
N.J. A feature-of tho evening was tho presenta
tion of a handsome set of eolors, on behalf of tbo
Ladios’Commlttea, of which Mrs. John Wildey is-
President, by Gov\ Leon Abbott of New Jersey. He
spoke at some length in reference to the record of
the Ellsworth Fire Zouaves, and that of their last
commanding officer, Col. C- McK. Loeser, and the
Post Commander. After the- address, Commander
Looser waa thoroughly surprised by the presenta
tion to him from the post, through Adjutant James
J, Ferris, of a gold badge, diamond studded. Sedg
wick Post- Drum Corps gave an exhibition, and
dancing began shortly after 10 o’clock.
The officers of Steinwehr Post, No. 192, wore in
stalled on Wednesday evening at their rooms in
Beethoven Hall by Post Department Commander
Fraser, Col. George F. Hopper, acting as Officer of
the Day.
There was a large attendance, and prominent
among those present were Past • Commanders
Gunther, J. M. Clarke, John B. Van Wyke, Com
mander Kloeber of 32, Max Reece of 307, Judge
Browne of 62, Messrs. Feldstein, Thum and Krauss
of 32, John W. Dick,. Morris Friedsam and Police
Justice Patterson. An excellent supper followed
the installation, and then a programme of dancing.
Commander Krzyanouski was very successful in
catering to the pleasure of his guests.
Tho public installation of officers of Rankin Post
No. 10, took place last Wednesday evening at Saen
gerbund Hall, corner of Schermerhorn and Smith
streets, and was very largely attended by Grand
Army men. Past Commander John H. Walker in
stalled the officers. The ladies of the Aid society,
attached to tho post, wore present in a body, and
under the leadership of Mrs. Eason contributed
much to the success of the affair. Previous to the
installation a musical programme was interpreted
by the following well known artists : E. J. Smith,
W. B. Davis, F. L. Davis, R. J. Randolph, Herr
Joseph Pedrosa, Signora Ella De Carlo, Misses Grade
and Cherry Ford, L. Lanzer and Seth L. Ford.
Dancing was also indulged in. until a very late
Probably the largest gathering that ever filled
Masonic Temple on Grand street was present last
Thursday night at the installation of officers and
reception of Mansfield Post, Brooklyn. The officers,
headed by Commander Martin Short, were installed
by Department Commander Ira M. Hedges, of Hav
erstraw, and lively speeches were made by John
Oakey, ex-Assembly man George Wren, of Abel
Smith Post; Assistant-Adjutant General Squires,
Major Walton, of James C. Rice Post; Comrade H.
B. Davis, Supervisor Beasley, of the Twenty-first
Ward, and Mrs. S. C. Nichols. Mrs. Nichols is Presi
dent of the Ladies’ Relief Corps of this State, of
which she gave an interesting account. Comrade
Squires recited " Banty Tim " with great success.
Mrs. H. P. Davis presented Mrs. Mary Newell, of
the Mansfield Ladies’ Relief Corps with a beautiful
basket of flowers. A fine supper and dancing fol
The recently-elected officers of Harry Lee Post,
No. 21, of Brooklyn, were publicly installed at
Knickerbocker Hall, Clymer street, between Bed
ford and Lee avenues, Thursday evening, in the
presence of a largo audience. The hall was neatly
decorated with bunting, and on’ the stage was a
representation of a camp scene. The opening ad
dress was delivered by the retiring Commander, J.
B. Mendenhall, who reviewed briefly the organiza
tion and its surroundings and complimented tho
post on its past work. Comrade B. R. Corwin then
installed tho officers. Gen. Isaac 8. Catlin then ad
dressed tho post, and this was followed by a musi
cal and literary programme. The floor was then
cleared for dancing.
The encampment of Frank Head Post, No. 16, hold
at their headquarters on January Bth, was an event
ful one. Under the head of "new business,” Dist.
Dep’t Inspector R. W, L’Hommedieu and staff were
announced in waiting to make the annual inspec-*
tion of the post. Commander 0. Hull Grant re
ceived them with honors. A carelul and thorough
inspection of the books, papers and arms w*as then
made. The Inspector then closed the inspection by
warmly complimenting Commander Grant on the
exceptionally good showing made by the post dur
ing the past year. The inspection was hardly over
when Commander Major John H. Walker was an
nounced as being in waiting for the purpose of in
stalling tho officers of the post for the year 1885.
Commander Walker was received with honors, took
command of tho post, and at onco proceeded with
tho installing ceremonies, which were performed in
an able and efficient manner. The mustering officer
had hardly turned the post over to its new Com
mander, John Mocser, when the Sergeant-Major, M.
J. Armenta, on behalf of the post, stepped to the
altar, and in a few well-chosen words, presented to
Commander Grant an elegant G. A. R. and corps
badge as a mark of the esteem his comrades have
for him and for tho energetic work performed by
him in advancing the interests of the post during
the past year. Commander Grant replied in a feel
ing manner, thanking the comrades lor the beauti
ful gift; after which the post adjourned to tables
laden with substantial refresh menss.
The officers elect of Musician’s Post, No. 452, for
the year 1885, were installed in their offices at tho
headquarters of the post, on the afternoon of Jan.
Bth, by R. W. L’Hommedieu, commander of Post
No. 500, assisted by Comrades John Denham, Post
No. 10; Joseph 8. Cavendy, Post No. 508; E. J. Sta
pleton, Post No. 69; D. C. Austin, Post No. 500; J. P.
Havens, Post No. 89; M. C. Shattock, Post No. 500,
and R. E. Hull, Post No. 500. The post, being com
posed of musicians, only meets in the afternoons,
instead of evenings. Tho headquarters are at No.
68 East Fourth street, and its regular meetings are
held on the first and third Thursdays in each
month, at 2P. M. Alter addresses by Commanders
P. S. Gilmore and R. W. L’Hommedieu, and others,
the post adjourned to an open camp-fire, with din
ner, a la Grand Army.
On Tuesday evening, January 6th, the newly
elected officers of Lenhart Post, Nc. 163, located at
Tottenvillo, S. 1., wero installed by Commander
James J. Keenan, of Veteran Post, No. 43G. Ho was
assisted by Past Commander William Finley and
Quartermaster Oliver C. Ayres. At the conclusion
of the ceremonies, which wero quite interesting,
thp ladies who are connected with the seryed
the comrades and their gnes*g with ft VOl? nuo colla
tion. There was no tad to ihb variety of good
things served. Quartermaster Ayres, of Veteran
i’o-t, No. 436, won the G. A. R. cake, ho having
proved himself to bo the champion waffle-eater—
having consumed thirty-one without intermission,
lie also ato ono whole chicken. Past Commander
Finley tosk the second prize—a box cake. He de
mo.ished thirty and one-half waffles and three-quar
ters of a chicken. Commander Keenan ato a cigar,
which ho mistook for a German sauasago, on ac
count of which ha lost the third prize—a basket of
At tho conclusion of the banquet, the comrades
adjourned to the Post rooms, where they indulged
in songs, recitations, etc. During the entertaiment,
tho Tottenville Cornet Band rendered several very
fine selections of music. It was wel.-aigh morning
before the comrades and guests dispersed. This
Post numbers thirty-nine members—all in good
Commander James J. Keenan, assisted by Past
Commanders William Finley and Oliver C. Ayres, of
Veteran Post, No. 436, installed tho officers o.ect of
John A. Andrews Post, No. 234, at No. 123 West Hous
ton street on Tuesday evening, Jan. 9th. lhe in
stallation ceremonies were conducted in a proficient
and creditable manner. At the conclusion of the
installation, the comrades and guests wore sump
tuously entertained with a banquet, furnished by
the Ladies’ Auxiliary of Andrews Post. Speeches
wero made by Commanders Lee, Johnston, Keenan,
Finley, and others.
On Saturday, January 3d, tho installation of offi
cers of Kimball Post, No. 100, was preceded by the
presentation of a handsome flag by the ladies,
through their chairman, Mrs. Lowe, Tho " boys”
had designated their old’Chaplain, Rev. Dr. Con
way, to receive the colors, which that old veteran
did in a masterly manner. Comrade J. C. Julius
Langbein, now favorably known as tho "Little
Judge,” presided, and welcomed the visiting com
rades as only those who fought can imagine a sol
dier’s greeting of welcome to be. Comrade Odium,
of Dahlgren Post, No. 113, acted as installing offi
cer, and the post, with its handsome drum and file
corps of boys, was present. Ringgold Post, with its
file and drum corps, from Long Island City, Capt.
Rassiga (the Aiderman) in command, also attended.
Comrade Folan, the newly-elected Commander of
Kimball Post, was presented with a large and beau
tilui basket of flowers by the ladies. A bounteous
collation followed, at which speeches were made by
Commanders McEntee, Rassiga, Hicks, Langbein,
Conway, Horner, Paulding and. others, and the fes
tivities did not wind up till a late hour.
Past Commander C. W. Cowtan, of Winchester
Post, installed the newly-elected officers of Cushing
Post last Tuesday evening. There were a large
number of comrades present from Winchester and
Thatford Posts. After the post had closed there
was a collation spread in the post room. The table
was set with the old time army silverware (manufac
tured or tin) of tho same pattern and design fur
nished by Uncle Sam to his numerous boys during
the late unpleasantness. Judging from the way the
rations ditappeared one would imagine that the
suppiy train bad failed for some time to connect.
An informal meeting followed this, with Past Com
mander Pilsworth in the chair. Past Cbaplaiu-in-
Cliiel Foster made an address. Remarks were made
by Past Commander C. W. Cowtan, Commander
Clark and others of Winchester Post; Commander
Kinsey and Commander-elect Beck, ot Thatford
Post, and Commander Smith, Quartermaster Schill
ing, Sen or Vice Lindsay, and Adjutant Van Liew,
of Cushing Post, and recitations by Comrade Sal
mon, and others. A pleasant feature of the evening
was toe presentation ot a solid silver-headed cane
by Cushing Post to Past Commander Pilsworth.
The officers of Benj. Ringold Post, No. 283, of
Long Island City, were installed last Wednesday
evening, by Commander Lutjens, of Andrew Jack
son Post, with August Rassiga, as Commander. At
the conclusion ol the proceedings the meeting was
brought to a close with the doxology, after which
the representatives from the various posts fell in
line, and, accompanied by the drum and fife corps,
proceeded to Commander liassiga’s saioon where
an interesting camp fire” was lighted and kept
burning until a late hour.
Dahlgren Post, No. 113, installed its officers last
Thursday evening, at their headquarters, Walhalla
Hall. Comrade Odium officiated as mustering offi
cer, and T. H. C. Kincaid as Officer ol the Day. At
the conclusion of the ceremonies the post and its
visiting comrades adjourned to Gelb’s banquettlng
rooms, where the newly installed officers bad ar
ranged a fine collation. Addresses were made by
Commander McEntee, James Duffy, and others.
The officers of Middleton Post No. 500, were
installed early last week by Past-Commander C.
Hull Grant. The post was instituted in September,
1 >Bl, and through Commander L’Hammediou s
efforts lias already reached a membership of 70.
Th- installation of tho newly elected officers of
Mis worth Post No. 67, took place at the headquar
ters, No. 1,591 Second avenue, Comr..de J. C. Julius
Langbein of E. A. Kimball Post No. 100, being tho
installing officer. Quite a large number of tho
" old vets ” were present as well as many comrades
from other posts.
Tho installation of tho officers of Koltes Post took
place Friday night. Adjt.-Gen. Geo. B. Squire*
acted as installing officer, and was accompanied by
nis staff. Past Commander Charles Semsey, w.ifl
presented with a splendid gold medal, and Chaplaiu
Ford. Jubitz, Financial Secretary of the Fair Com
mittee, with a handsome gold watch. After instal
lation there wap plenty of pork and beans, lager,
&c., and speeches were made by the Commando*
elect Klowber, Squires and Semsey, and the G. A. R.
cheer and volley cheer were - given-fey Adjutant H.
W. Thum. After the singing " Marching Throvgk
Georgia,” by Thum, tho comrades, their wfcvos,
daughters and friends, wont up stairs in the Ger
manit Garden, had more refreshments, and listened,
to the beautiful music furnished by Kader’s -Koi tea
Post Band.
Winchester Post,- No; 197, £bmnion<ser E. H. Sinsa-
Baugh, had a public*installation of officers - on* Friday
evening - , January 2<s. at its headquarters; No.
Clermont avenue, Brooklyn. The rooms wero
crowded with the comrades of the post, their fami
lies and friendfc. Past Commander C. W. Cowtaix
was Ms tailing officer.
Amo?»g the insolations So 1 take place during tho*
coming week are the following :
January 12. Wadsworth Poet, No-. 77, Ninth Regi
ment Armory, by Pest Commander J. W. Jacobus;
Farragut Post, No. 7s, Atlantic Casino, 155th street
and Eighth avenue, by Adjutant Gen. Squires;
Janies H. Perry Post, No. 89, Lalor Lyceum, Brook
January 13. James C.R-ice Post,No. 29,Grand Operm*
House, by Past' Department Commander Fraser;
Reno-Post, No. 41; Veteran Post, No. 436, No. 289
Bleec’ier street,-by Past (Sommandsr N. W. Day.
January 14. Wm. D. Kennedy Port, No. 42, Beeth
oven Hall, by Past Dept.-Com. Frus< r; Thaddeus
Stevens Post, No, 255; Richambeau Hall, No. 140
Sixth avenue, by Past Commander John H. Walker.
January 16. E. Di Morgan - Post, Nov 397, Twelfth
Regiment Armory; Kerswell Post, No. 149, Flatbush,
by Comrade H. B. Davis;
January 17. Lafayette Post, No. 140, by Past De
partment Commander Fraser.
Quartermaster Ayera of Veteran- Post, No. 436,
is anxious to learn the address of any one of the
crew of the U. S. S. Sciota, who was on board when
the vessel was sunk by a torpedo- in- Mobile Bay in
Kcdtes Post, No. 32, has- donated $25 toward tho
fund for the relief of Mm. Gen. Murray.
The»Association of the- Second Fire Zouaves will
meet to-morrow evening, and, taking tho ferry to
Greenpoint, will then go by stage to Blissville to at
tend the twelfth annual ball of Friendship Hook
and Ladder Company No. 3. It will be a stag party
of twenty-five.
H. W. Thum, the popular Adjutant of Koltes Post,
celebrated his thirty-ninth birthday last week. His
father—also a member of tho post—at the same timo
celebrating his eighty-third birthday. It was a
pleasaat gathering of friends, with Theodore Feld
stein at the head.
An answer to the " Crutch and Empty Sleeve
Squad ” next week.
Commander-in-Chief Kountz will be in the city
during the coming week, and is expected to bo pres
ent at tho installation ceremonies of Kennedy and
Thaddeus Slovens Posts.
The 90th Regt., N..Y. Vet. Vol. Association gave
their second annual dinner at Dieter’s Hotel, in
Brooklyn,, last Monday evening. Want of space
prevents detailed mention in thia issue.
Max Reece, of 307, and Past Department Com
mander Fraser shook hands at the reception of
Steinwehr Post, tbo other evening, and aro fast
friends again. It was almost like the shock of ua
earthquake to those who witnessed the act.
The comrades of Abel Smith Post, No. 435, have
been summoned to assemble at beadquarters at ona
o’clock to-day, for the purpose of attending the fun
eral of their late comrade, Abraham. Baker.
Comrades who have made the round of installa
tions during the last week, are very " tired,” and it
is a question whether they will make a similar at
tempt during the coming week.
There will be a public installation of the officers
of Dalgren Women Relief Corps, No. 17. at Walhalla.
Hall, on Tuesday evening next. They will hold,
their first annual ball in the same hall on the 15th
The officers of Veteran Woman’s Relief Corps, No.
25, will be installed on January 14, by Commander
Holmes. Mrs. Vinton is. President.
Veteran Post, No. 436, has elected the following
officers: Com., Wm. J. Holmes; S. V., John. 8. Nally;
J. V., Bamuel Reeder; Chap., Henry A. Thomas;
Sur., C. M. Baker; O. of D., Jacob Robinson; O. of
G., Edward Pullis; Q. M., Oliver C. Ayers; Delegate
to Department Encampment, J. B. W. Aydelotte;
Alternate,. Clark Braden.
On Friday. Januaay 2d, the annual inspection of
Rankin Post, No. 10, was made by District Dept.
Inspector R. W. L’Hommedieu, of Post No. 500.
Thera was a large attendance of the members of Post
No. 10 and of visiting comrades. Commander T. B»
Rutan was in command of the post. Everything
was found in excellent order by the Inspector, who.
highly complimented the- post on its splendid
show.ng in membership ana finance, and on its
work in the past, the present and prospective.
The Veteran Club, composed exclusively of mem
bers of Dahlgren Post,, No. 113, kept an open house
at their rooms, No. 436 Grand street, on New Year’s
day. The rooms were filled to overflowing all
through the day and evening, and ail were pleased
with their reception. The club installed the fol
lowing officers for the year: President, Wm. McEn
tee; Vice-President, Thomas J. Odium; Secretary.,
John McPhillips: Treasurer, Patrick Crowley; Trus
tees, T. H. C. Kinkaid. John G. Just, Jacob Cohen;
Sergeant-at-Arms, Edward Brennan; Librarian*
Nath. Lane,
Wm. H. Wharton, of Post No. 24, and Jake Knob
loch, of Vanderbilt Post, both active and well
known members of tho G. A. R., are busy preparing
a roster of the posts of this State, giving names of
all officers and delegates, and giving spece as a valu
able advertising medium. It will anxiously ba
looked lor by tho thousands and more of delegates
and visiting comrades at the coming .encampment
at Utica, as such a means of information has never*
been afforded before. Those desiring space can
communicate with Comrade Scott, Mercantile
Building Company, No. 709 Broadway. The work
will go to press next Saturday, so little time ia left
for advertisers.
An organization numbering over six hundred
members, has been recently formed, and will ba
known as the "Brooklyn Police Mutual Aid Asso
oian.” An assessment of ono dollar is levied upon
each member, payable monthly. On and after the
receipt of two thousand dollars into the Treasurer’s
hands, the sum of one thousand dollars will be
paid to the family or heirs of deceased members.
Captain Folk, of tho Twelfth Precinct, was elected
President, with Sergeant Dyer, of the Third Pre
cinct, acting as Vice-President.
In the selection of men to fill tho position of
special Officer, it would, evidently, be prudent to
refuse tho services of such as Ehring, of the Thir-?
teenth Precinct; clubbing a man to death is a rathe*
dubious method of obtaining ftppdintiaeat to
the regular force.
Captain Willrnarth, of tho Fourth Precinct, hav
ing tendered bis resignation, which was accepted,
wiil, it ie said, devote his future time to a study of
agricultural pursuits.
There will be. no doubt, much rivalry displayed
among the sergeants of different Precincts to obtain
tho position made vacant by the resignation of
Captain Willmartb. Rumor saith that Sergeant
Brennan, of tho Fifth Sub, has the inside track,
although Drill Captain McKelvey has many friends
who are booming his cause. The Commissioner
will make the appointment,
Superintendent Campbell has very properly com.
plimented the vigilance of Officer Gallagher, of the
Seventh Precinct, for his recent capture of a noted
Lahey, of the First Precinct, fell asleop when he
should have been awake. It is a remarkable fact
that with the easy duty required from policemen,
the habit of napping overcomes their regard for
duty. Guilty. Fined two days’pay.
McKenna, of tho same Precinct, should pay moro
attention to fires occurring in the vicinity of hi*
beat. Carelessness upon his part to so report a con
flagration, was simply reprimanded.
Van Wickler, of the First Precinct, was, evidently,
imbued with a desire to protect tho interests of tlia
Pierrepont House.
For the reason alleged, he proceeded to encamp
upon a window-sill of said hostelry. No doubt his
zeal will be amply repaid by the proprietors of tho
hotePin question. Meanwhile the city exchequer
will be enriched to the extent of one patrolman’s
pay, forfeited by the offending officer.
Farley, of the Second Precinct, could not bring
to recollection an arrest made by himself, aided by
a citizen.
Brush up your thoughts, Farley, while ruminat
ing over tbo losji of seven days’ pay.
O’Malley, of the Third Precinct, should observe
due caution in tho performance ot his duty.
" We would rather see him advance,” said an old
attache. For neglecting his duty, O’Malley, being
found guilty, will forfeit seven days’ pay.
Connery, of the Third Precinct, should control
his apparent appetite for stimulants.
It requires a good excuse to be offered when ex
plaining one’s presence in the hallway of a liquor
saloon. Taffy won’t do. Guilty. Fined one day o
Quigley, of the same precinct, should follow <_ a
advice given Connery. A word to the wise is a suf
ficiency, ordinarily. This officer will contribute by
the loss of two days’ pay toward the settlement of
the city debt.
Walsh, of the Third Precinct, for being twenty
eight minutes late when Reporting on *he second
instant will forfeit one day’s pay.
Barnes, of the Fifth Sub Precinct, carried away
by an adoration of the art of Terpsichore, so far
forgot his duty as an officer as to unf tunately
yield to the temptation of engaging in tho mazy
while in uniform and supposed by his suderiors to
be diligently patrolling his post. Barnes may have
deadheaded into the ball-room, still a larger head
might have been developed through the medium of
tho live davs pay this officer will lose for his
of duty and absence from post,
Bowes, of the Sixth Precinct, wandered from his
own post to that ot a'nother officer, but the offence
warranted a simple reprimand only,
Clark, of the same precinct, should take particu
lar pains to be within hailing distance with a lew
minutes grace afforded. Being absent unaccounta
bly, when called lor by the Roundsman, will result
in a less of two days pay in this instance.
Tbo loss of two days’ pay ought to toach McNa
mee, of the Ninth Precinct, to forbear wandering
from his particular beat.
Roundsman Sees, of tho Ninth Precinct, reported
Wilkins, or tho same precinct, for not properly pa
trolling his post. The latter, being found guilty,
will forfeit one day’s pay.
Murtha, of the Eleventh I’recin ■» seems to have
succumbed to the fasc.natio of strong drink, it
may be a good man’s case. At least, it is so alleged.
Guilty. Loss oi five days’ pay.
Hallman, of the Ihirteoath Precinct, should ba
more prompt in reporting c roll call. Lot tho loss
of ono day’s pay teach the worthy patrolman a les
son in the future..
James Muilou. ex-captain of the Sixth Precinct,
was buried from his lato residence on Sunday last.
He was one of the oldest members of the force, aud
his loss is sincerely regretted.
Detective Riggs, who for years naa boon a charac
ter upon the forco, has resigned.
Several new appointments foave been made during,
the past week.

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