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People’s Theatre.— Miss Lizzie Ev
ans,in the reconstructed drama of "Fogg’s Ferry,"
bad a passably successful week, closing last even
ing. The drama at its best is of little merit, and
Miss Evans should have a more attractive and in
teresting medium for the display of her talents.
To-morrow evening and throughout the week,
•‘The Silver King," with Mr. F. C. Bangs in the
leading role, will occupy this stage. The drama,
which is one of the best constructed of its kind,
will be presented with all the mechanical and
scenic effects which attended its original produc
tion in this city, and the cast will include many
notable players.
An extra matinee will be given on Thanksgiving
Standard Theatre. —Mr. Nat Good-
Win will make himself and bis company visible on
this stage to-morrow and every evening during the
Week in his new farcical skit bearing the title of
"The Skating Rink." An extra matinee will bo
given on Thanksgiving Day.
Star Theatre. —Last evening Miss
Mary Anderson closed her engagement with "Bo
rneo and Juliet," in the presence of a fairly large
.audience, and which expressed its loyalty and ad
miration with an enthusiasm as earnest as it was
•deserved by one of the foremost tragic artistes of
our stage.
She will appear on the Boston stage on to-morrow
> evening.
f Theatre Comique (Harlem:). —“Alone
' in London ” attracted its share of patronage during
the past week. For the present week, commencing
tp-morrow evening, Anson Pond’s military drama
'Of “ Her Atonment ” will be the special feature.
The drama will be presented with a capable cast,
jthe full military band, regiment of soldiers, and all
ithe appropriate scenic effects.
Manager Hart announces the engagement of Miss
Rose Ooghlan, the date of her first appearance being
the 30th of the present month. She will be seen in
•‘Our Joan." A special matinee will be given on
Thursday—Thanksgiving Day.
r .Tony Pastor’s Theatre. —Tony—the
illustrious Antonio—presents an unusually attrac
tive and varied programme of performances for the
present week, in which he in his royal robes will
make himself pleasantly seen and heard.
On Thursday evening, at the Academy of Music,
he and his double company will give his annual
Thanksgiving festival. It will, in point of variety,
magnitude and the number of performers in every
tine of professional work, be one of the most mem
orable events of the present season. His " chief ad
viser, friend and custodian of tibe press"—Harry
Manderson, insists that it will be one of the " great
est affairs of the season." And Harry ought to
know, even if he did refuse to play Romeo to the
Juliet of Miss Bianca, late of Verona.
• (Jbomwbll’s Art Pictures. — This
evening Professor Cromwell will accompany his lec-
Sure upon Italy with his wonderfully perfect illus-
Orations of " Rome and the Vatican." This will in
clude reproductions upon canvas of Roman
. statuary.
Eden Muses.— A special childrens
malines will be given by the management on
Thursday afternoon, at which a gigantic “ Eden
Musee Turkey" will be the medium of furnishing
all the little ones present with souvenirs, which
will make their eyes dance with delight.
The regular attractions, including the figure of
Miss Mary Anderson, as Galatea, will be seen as
usual. The Chamber of Horrors, the Sacred Chamber,
the thousand stereoptican views, and the music
and concerts by the orchestra this afternoon and
evening, should not be forgotten.
Wallack’s Theatre. —The admirable
?ld comedy of "The Busybody ” will be continued
during the present week. No more artistic perform
ance has even been given this work in its past re
vivals upon the Metropolitan stage than is now
given it by Mr. Wallack’s company - , nor has it ever
had a more perfect costuming and scenic setting,
Mr. Wallack announces as in preparation the latest
London success, the drama of "Hoodman Blind."
Globe Dime Museum. —Another nov
elty is in order at this popular resort for curiosity
seekers, in the form of a "Fat Woman’s Conven
tion." Handsome and ponderous women, young,
middle-aged, old, married and single, are now hold
ing daily levees. A prize of twenty dollars awaits
any person guessing the combined weight of these
weighty delegates. There will be, in addition to
this heavy attraction, all the standard animate and
inanimate curiosities, Stage performances will be
given eviryhour. Among the leading specialists
are Mr. James Taylor; the contortionists, Messrs.
Edwards and Ray; Edward Atkins, Mons. Barnello
and others. Each performance will conclude with
Atkins’s local absurdity, entitled "Custom House
Concerts this afternoon and evening.
Theiss’s Alhambra Concerts.—Man
agOT Theiss announces, as an especial feature of his
popular musical entertainments for the present
week, the engagement and re-appearance of Mr.
Jules Levy, the celebrated cornet virtuosa, who
will play his choicest selections at each perform
ance. In addition to Mr. Levy, there will be the
regular concerts by the orchestra and solos by its
leading instrumental artists, as well as the ballads
and songs by the vocalists of the company. Special
concerts will be given this afternoon and evening.
Mr. Levy commences this (Sunday) evening.
Gould’s Sans Souci. —An entire
change in the programme is offered by the manager
for the present week. It includes songs, dancing
and variety specialties by half a score of handsome
young ladies, as well as other novel and attractive
features. The Sans Souci Quartette will be heard
in their choicest glees and refrains, and the orches
tra and its soloists will repeat, afternoon and even
ing, its meat notable selections.
The Sans Souci is always closed on Sunday.
Theiss’s Concerts. — The usual round
of popular selections by the orchestra and its solo
ists, and of singing by the fine vocalists who are
regularly engaged here, will be heard at each per
formance, afternoon and evening. The audiences
are large, and the patronage extended to Manager
Theiss here appears to be well deserved.
Special concerts will be given this (Sunday) after
noon and evening.
Musical and Dramatic Items.
Tne halcyon days of John McCul
lough’s life were when for seven years (from 1888 to 1875)
he was the manager of the California Theatre in San
Francisco, where he was at the head of the finest stock
Company the modern American stage has ever seen
Lawrence Barrett, Tom Keene, Harry Edwards, Charles
Bishop, John T. Raymond, Jimmy Williamson. Long,
Mestayer, Leman, Mrs. Judah, Bella Pateman, Ellie Wil
ton, Marie Gordon, Magg.e Moore, Alice Harrison, Mrs.
Sanders, and a host of other well known names were on
the pay roll pf that splendid theatre at that time—the
ante combination days when thev afforded the most capa
ble support to the various “ stars ” that at tiiat time trav
eled without companies.
A photograph has been taken, by or
der of the Trustees of the British Museum, of the original
deed of mortgage by William Shakespeare and others to
Henry Walker, of London, vintner, of a dwelling-house
in Blackfriars, dated March 11th, 16)2-13, with auto
graph signature of the noet. Accompa; yng the deed is
a letter of Albany Wallis to David Garrick, stating that
the document has been found among the titl- of an
estate at Blackfriars, belonging o the Rev. Mr Fe her
fitonhaugh, 01 Oxfwd » who presented it to Garries, April
18th, 1768.
Whistling an opera ! That is the latest
form of music al enterprise at Milan. There were sixteen
whisil i s,;’.nd the opera whittled was Be lini’s “ Norma.”
What a late lor Bellini’s beaut ,ui opera, associated as it
has beeifin pass days with the singing of Pasta, Grisi and
i itiens. The most incongruous item in the whistling
process was that the music of the high priest Oroveso
wmten for a basso prof undo, was chili upped by a young
The people engaged by Horace Lewis
for the new "‘Monte ( risW' . ompany, comprise C 17
Verner, D J Pu’ 1 van Ja ■ s B v n Joseph Ram. om. E.
H. H<y R. I- N. gl |F. R. Ste en§, R. M< Iton, Joseph u.e
Mei ry (daughter ol Harley Merry) rophie Gilpin and Mrs.
-Lewis (Poitia Albee. Th \ a;- .ei • in this city,
under Arthur Ledercq and Mr. O’Neill. J
Poor Jacques Offenbach lias just re
'Ceived the posthumous honors of the ie ” at Berlin
is a series of performances of the works of a
single composer, and tlte demonstration at the Friedrich-
Wilhelm-stadt Theatre in glorification of the founder of
opera-boufle obtained great success. Nine of his works
•we e given.
Mr. John S. Clarke has revived “Our
American Con. la ’’ at the Strand Theatre. London His
impersonation of Asa Tie.ichard is highly praised, but
young Lytton Sothern’s imitation of his lamented father
in the character of Dundreary does not receive the an
iproval of the press or the critics. 1
Rose Ooghlan’s new play, called “The
Idol of the ITeur.’' has been well received. She will gve
it a chance to be heard from again in one of the large
cities Shortly, she .s trying to get into York tor a
run. though she doesn't ant to come here for a mere
eng igemenc of a week or two.
The Polish tenor, Mierzwinski, who
was heard at Covent Garden, a few seauons a<m is en-
sing in this country next Spring at a salary of
s>vOO a nigh,, all xpenses paid. With Mr. Alfred Fischoff
for nnpressario he will visit the principal cities.
Mr. J. H. Haverly is in Denver with
his Amerit a I European company. B« will remain
in Golora lo tome little lime rearranging that company
for a general irairor the Irara The wondorful CraXi
-continue the feature of the performance/ ”
Mr. H. J. Sargent, who has in his time
been the Lord High l.voryihmg ol t-ui-gs theatrical la
at present engaged in pooling the John B. Jellery-Feni
-do!™Xany. r ° P ‘ ate ! ' :oseu,eld '
Col. J. H. M.ipleson has forbidden his
doorkeepers lo pass the usual deadheads without the col
onel's written pcrmlss oa He says they hare been In
the habit of abusing the privilege to the time of a bun
dred a night. wuu ’
Mr. Blair, the husband of Miss Lily
Post, of the McCaull Opera Company, has given up h’s
position in the San Francisco mint, and journeyed etst
Com' an fai aS Cixicas °’ as a “ember of the Alma Opera
“One of Our Girls ” was produced in
Nov ; ;l! ’ Castl e Theatre. The company
weie engaged tor ale v performances wnlv. i n order that
Bronson Howard should secure an English copyright. *
The Jeannie \ ilson Opera company
are rehears n ; mn w or-m-:’. entitled -Jack Sheppard’’
Which they win produce in Baltimore next week ’
Edwin Booth celebrated his fifty-sec
ond birthday on Friday, the 13th inst. He was born in
Belair, Md., in 1833. Mr. Booth is gi owing stout and his
lace is much fuller and ruddier.
Judio will surprise her Parisian friends
upon I e. - return by introducing banjo solos. George C.
Dob on gave her private instruction during her recent
stay in Boston, Mass.
The report that Estelle Clayton will
close hei" tour is incur ect. Her business has been gener
ally satisfactory, and she will continue throughout the
There is trouble between the owners
of the court Street Theatre, in Buffalo, and J. M. Hill,
who objects to having the theatre used for cheap pur
Miss Minnie Palmer’s, engagement at
the St and Theatre. London, under Mr. Hollingshead s
ma ■■ agement, will positively commence on December
Mr. Edwin F. De Nyse is the happy
fa*her of twins. Mrs. De Nyse is well known in the pro
fession a • Lulu Prior,
George C. Miln says he is going to
play ‘‘Pendragon,” having seemed the right from Lftw
lence Barrett.
E. E. Kidder’s “Niagara” Co. have
accepted a reduction of salary as a result of bad business
in the South.
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Well-deserved Patronage. —lf you
want a good meal, and a pure glass of beer, wine or
liquor, and an excellent cigar, there is no place
down-town where these can be procured more sure
ly than at the restaurant and saloon of John P. Sen
ninger, No. 120 Nassau street. Mr. Senninger has
been in the restaurant and saloon business for
about twenty-five years, and thoroughly under
stands how to cater to the satisfaction of the pub
lic. No. 120 Nassau street entirely deserves the
large patronage it has received since Mr. Senninger
became the proprietor.
Will Prove a Populrr Host.—Syl
vester D. Schaffner has become proprietor of
Excelsior Hall, No. 327 Broome street, near Bowery.
Those who know Mr. Schaffner are aware that he
will leave no means undone which will tend to the
comfort of his customers. Excelsior Hall will be
the general depot for “ George Bechtel’s Excelsior
Lager Beer," and none but the choicest wines,
liquors and cigars will be on sale. Mr. Schaffneb,
we predict, will prove a popular host.
A sound mind goes very seldom with
out a sound digestion, afid you secure both by the
Use o< the genuine Angostura Bitters.
The “Central Union Cigar” has won
great favor with those who like a pleasant smoke.
The cigars are made of the best tobacco, and manu
factured by workmen who thoroughly understand
the manipulation of tobacco. Mr. Henry Stahl, of
No. 209 East Tenth street, near Second avenue, is
the manufacturer of this celebrated and popular
brand of cigars. Ho has a long experience in his
business; he buys the finest tobacco and employs
the best workmen. Is it any wonder that his cigars
are popular with smokers ?
No Better Anywhere.— The “ bully
lager beer" is a good drink all the year. It is made
out of the best barley malt and hops, and contains
no other ingredients. The "bully lager beer" can
be found in the best condition of any place in the
sity at Andrew Horn's Hotel, corner of East
Broadway and Catharine street. But Andy Horn
keeps other excellent drinks beside lager beer. His
place has long had a high reputation for the con
coction of "hot Scotches," and now that cool
weather is at hand there will be many calls for this
favorite Winter drink, and it can be found no bet
ter anywhere than at Andrew Horn’s Hotel.
P. Makesi begs to inform his patrons
and customers that he has returned from Europe
and resumes full charge of his former business.
No. 687 Sixth avenue.
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Cure fop. the Deaf.—Peck’s Patent
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and comfortable to wear. All conversation and
even whispers distinctly heard. We refer to thoae
using them. Send for illustrated book with testi
monials, free. Address F. Hiscox, No. 853 Broad
way, N. Y. Mention this paper.
Rheumatism and Gout.—“ Wilson’s
Wonder" cures, or money returned. Sent on receipt
of $1.50. Depot No. 99 Park st., N.Y. And all druggists.
Dr. Fuller's Youthful Vigor Pills,
for loss of manhood, cures nervous debility, sper
motorrhcea nocturnal emissions. By mail, $2.
Depot, No. t Canal street and all druggists.
This Herald says that a bottle of Dr.
Fuller’s Pocket Injection, with syringe combined,
will cure the worst case without capsules or nau
seous medicines. All druggists, $1. — Sat. Ecprcss,
Og oft
A. Marital Ueinancl.
Michael Danillo, an Italian, married the daughter
, of Angelo Deronder. But, after the marriage, Mrs.
Deronder refused to let Michael have his wife, be
cause he was living with a woman, and was unwor
thy of her daughter. The mother-in-law gave her
residence at 112th street and First avenue. She
stated, through the interpreter, that Michael oame
and demanded the possession of his wife; she re
‘ fused to let him have her,when he assaulted her,
knocked her down, and gave her one kick.
i Mr. Gill called his client Michael, who said he
; lived at 110th street, No. 308. He married Madame
Daronder s daughter, and although he wanted her
the worst kind, his mother-in-law would not let
him have her. He was married on the 27th of No
vember last, and they separated to meet as soon as
; the old folks were reconciled to their union. On
, New Year’s morning he went to the parental house
i of his wife, and, his first call that morning was a
, demand for his wife. His mother-in-law, Deronder,
said, " She is my daughter—you can’t have her."
‘ Michael said: "She is my wife, I will." "When
your mother is dead," said his mother in-law, " you
can have her."
Michael said, "My mother is aged; I cannot turn
her out of doors. I cannot kill her; I cannot wait
till my mother dies." Madame Deronder said,
"Go—you have your choice," and he left. He left
' very much depressed in spirits; he hoped to begin
the new year happy all around. He went again
and made a demand for his wite, and Mrs. Deronder
again repulsed him. A tnird time he went, and on
entering the house, said: "Mother, I want my wife;
I can’t stand it any longer." Madame Deronder
said, "You can’t have her." On the Sth of May ho
again went and made a demand for his wife.
I "Oh, come down to the 28th of October, the day
of this assault," said’ Justice Kilbreth, who had no
interest in the man’s hunt for his wife and the dun
ning of the husband to get possession of her irom
his mother-in-law.
’ Justices Ford and Patterson both nodded assent;
they were too aged to delight in having rehashed
the story of love’s young dream drummed in their
‘ a’S. But Patterson's assent did not seem to be us
strong as that of Ford’s; his eyes twinkled under
his blue glasses as much as to say, "Let’s hear the
whole story."
I went," said Michael, "on the 2Sth and made
another demand for my wite, and she (Mrs. Deron
der) called me bad names. * You want my daugh
ter,’ she said. * Well,’ 1 said, ‘ 1 have a woman
keeps house for me, sews the buttons on my shirts
’ and pants, and does many other things, but give
me my wife and I’ll send her away.’ ’’
"Oh, leave that romance and come to the as
sault 1" said Justice Kilbreth.
"Go on,” said Justice Patterson.
•‘ She then drew out a knife to stab me, and tak
ing it from her, she fell, and as she was falling I
caught her; she’s pretty heavy and I fell with her.
That’s all. I wanted my wife," and the accused
pulled out a great big red calico bandana handker
chief, wiped his nose, axid after giving three bugle
calls, seemed relieved.
" Wasn’t the reason that she wouldn’t let you have
your daughter that you were living with a bad
woman ?” said the mother-in law’s counsel.
" I can pend that woman away any time," said
Michael, " but I want a wife to wash, sew my but
tons, and mend my clothes."
" And you are willing to take your wife now ?’’
said Mr. Gill.
“ Willing, with outstretched arms,’’ replied
The court held him guilty and fined him twenty
five dollars.
If he was a strategist, and had the blood of a Ro
man in him, he could easily get his Juliet without
coming in conflict with his mother in-law. She
could leap down the stairs of a tenement.house
three at a time, or slide down the fire escape if she
wanted to get to Michael.
Bui this is a prosaic, practical age, man wants the
worn ju to Go her own share in the lovo business, and
Michael thought, bad as he wanted his wife, she
should take some risk to jump to his arms.
Perhaps there were other good reasons why she
didn’t care to ily to the open arms of Mr. Hanieio.
She had where she was an easy home. To go to the
o-ther, there were stockings to darn, buttons to sew,
and patches to mend.
There were strong reasons for declining the home
of the husband: she neither appeared iu court lor
nor in behalf of her husband.
Excise Cases,
The Officer an Intruder—Con. Clark Can’t
Say Now He Never Was Arrested—The
Bartender of an Hour —A “Flawer”
* in the Complaint—His Friends
From Ireland.
Thomas of No. 683 Seventh avenue, was
changed with violating the Excise Law, ten minutes
to o'clock Sunday morning, by Officer Casey,
of the Twenty- ninth Precinct.
" What did you see ?" asked the Court.
*' I saw two men go in there. I went to the door
and shook it. It was opened, and I pushed my way
in. He, (the accused) was behind the bar, and two
men were in the room when I entered."
" The place was closed ?”
" Yes, sir."
" The door was locked ?”
" Yes, sir.”
"}T>u had to push your way in ?"
" I macle a tlie door was P ar> Hy opened and
I pushed my way hi.’* . v
" Did they know you ?” -■
" Yes, sir, and tried to keep nle oll£.
Cornelius Clark, of No. 2,322 Second avenue, was
charged with violating the law on Sunday, by
Officer Mott. The officer said he went in the place,
called for a glass of beer, got it, paid lor it, and
drank it. The officer after considerable thought
said he knew the difference between weiss beer and
lager. This was lager.
" Did you sell anything that day defendant w*as
" 1 have been robbed once, and there was not a
solitary man in the :place but myself. This man,
the officer, came in in citizens’ clothes and insisted
1 should sell him a glass of beer. 1 said I was not
Belling anything that day. I am in the business
twenty-seven years. He and his friend persisted I
should sell them, they were dry, choking dry. I
went behind the bar. and again told them I am not
selling anything. They said they were d d dry.
I poured it out of a bottle, but I can’t say it was
beer that I sold.”
"You didn’t know it was beer ?”
"I don’t know the component parts of beer.”
You know what you sell ?’’
" I refused to give anv drink, I was not selling.
No one sold. I was reading the paper at the time
when they knocked at the door. I’ve been twenty
seven years in the business and never arrested. 3
Thirty dollars fine.
Officer Feeny, Twenty-seventh Precinct, entered
the store of Alfred Jennings, Carlisle street, at
twenty minutes to 2, Sunday morning. The bar
was exposed. He knocked at the door and they let
him in. Two glasses of ale were on the counter.
He told Mr, Jennings he would have to arrest him
tor violating the Excise law,
"He shook the knob, you opened the door, you
called him by name and he said Feeny as you went
to come in. You knew him and he knew you?”
said counsel.
"I saw him once before.”
,"He was not giving anything away ?’’
“ He said he was not selling.’’
" You wanted to get in and he let you in?” said
" Yes, sir.”
"I let the officer in,’’ said Jennings. "A few min
utes to 12 o’clock the place was closed. The bar
keeper, a friend of mine, left me there, and gave
me instructions to let nobody in. Standing out
side the bar, a knock came to the door. It was a
woman, sister-in-law to the bartender, and I let her
in. I knew it was Officer Feeny when I opened the
door, and let him in, and he knew me. Then he
told me to put on my coat and go with him. I
have never been a barkeeper. Everything was
closed and the door was locked.”
Twenty-five dollars fine.
Paul Braum, No. 69 Gansevoort street, was arrest
ed by Officer Ellis, Ninth Precinct. The place was
open, people were iri there, and the bar exposed.
This was Sunday, November 15th.
"Did you see him sell any liquor ?” «
"It is so charged in the papers,” said Justice Kil
"I saw what I supposed to be beer on the counter,
and said, "Is this proper ?”
"You saw nothing given away ?”
"No, only what I saw on the counter.”
"You don’t know that it was beer ?"
"I would not be positive."
"You have made a complaint for selling.”
John Ahearn keeps a liquor store at 144th street,
in the Thirty-third Precinct. Officer Madigan said
he entered the place on Sunday, at nine o’clock in
the evening. The door was wide open, and he en
tered. Defendant was behind the bar, and men in
the centre in front of it. The bar and bottles were
exposed. The men were conversing.
"Which door did you go in at?’’ asked counsel.
"The back door.”
" You had to go to the yard."
"Yes, sir." ’
"The store door was not open ?”
"No, sir. The door through was the
dwelling. I saw people going in, and went in. Saw
no liquor sold."
Leaving the stand he turned back and said :
" I asked lor beer when I went in, and got it."
Ahearn said he and his family lived on the
" How did the officer enter your apartments ?’’
asked counsel.
"He had to go through five doors before coming
to me."
" Who were these men in the barroom ?” asked
"Arrah, an’ they were freens—greenhorns frae
Ireland, that had jist arriv; Irish emigrants that I
wus entertaining. How could I sell to freens jist
com frae the ould sod ? I never got a penny irae
"The officer wasn’t one of these greenhorns?"
asked Justice Kilbreth.
*• He is once in a while, when he can get his sup
for nothing,” replied Ahearn.
"Twenty-five dollars," said the Court.
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Shipper and Bunner.
They were not seafaring men, but they lived off
Jack ashore. The one was a sailor’s boarding mas
ter, the other a shipping master. The boarding
master shipped a "Jack,” and the shipping master
said a good-for-nothing was sent him in the place of
the genuine "Jack" shipped. They quarreled, and
the shipping master was punched by the boarding
master for not accepting the substitute sent.
John H. Quail, the shipping master, the man
whipped, said Chris. Farrell, the boarding master,
came and shipped a seaman for Yokohama, then
afterward brought a "snide ” to take his place. The
man was different from the man ho had shipped,
and he couldn’t accept him. He was boss shipper’
and had been engaged to get fifteen men for "the
ship. Defendant was a runner, who brought sea
man to him.
" You, too, have a runner?” said counsel.
"No, sir; Ido my own running,” replied Quail.
"The 'snide' substitute he brought, didn’t suit
me. When I said so, Farrell knocked me down.”
Saffi, a longshoreman, said he saw the shipper
shipped in the gutter, but how be got there he
didn’t know. The both of them were doing their
best to get up, and he believed that was the cause
that kept them down.
Tom Brown, the substitute, said as how he went
as a substitute for the man as was too drunk to go.
He were a regl’ar sailor, but he wouldn’t be ac
cepted. Then some 'ow the two got knotted to
gether, and the shipping master keeled over and
was beached on the larboard side of the gutter. The
two fished about some time in the gutter, and ’e
pulled ’em out o’ the breakers.
Defendant said he shipped a man for Yokohama
with Quail. The man, after beating him, jumped
when wanted, but defendant took another man as
good from tho house to fill the place. Quail, look
ing at the substitute, said, " you've brought a’pretty
skeleton to go to sea.” They had words. Then
they grabbed each other. Then they fejl, but never
a blow was struck.
Defendant was found guilty and fined $lO.
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John Richmond, a young man, was charged with
abandoning one of three children. His wife made
no complaint of the neglect of herself and the other
two children that he was failing to support. His ar
rest came about very curiously. The child which
he was charged with Jailing to support had a home
with a relative, but got lost in the street, was taken
to the station house, and unclaimed was sent to an
institution. This was February 25th. Officer
Berkly bunted up the father, who was at work at
No. 109 Grand street. He said he lived unhappily
with his wife, and hadn’t pay enough to support
her and family. The three children that he failed to
support were aged respectively seven, eight and
ten years.
The wife said she had not lived with her husband
in three years, and during that time he had con
tributed nothing toward her or the children’s sup
port. During the thirteen years that she had lived
with him he did not support her. His habits dur
ing the last three years, not living with him, she
did not know. Last August they made up to go to
live together ; she said she could live on the $8 a
week that he could give her, with what she could
make. She got things together to go housekeeping
but he broke his promise.
Sarah Hays, a sister-in-law, said defendant was a
lazy drunkard. He pawned everything in the house.
She and the grandmother helped to keep the chil
Defendant admitted that he had been a drunkard,
and had not supported his wife and children, but
for the last three months he had not touched a drop
of liquor, and would not touch it again. If given a
chance he would do something for his family.
He was found guilty and given a month to make
provision for bis family, if he fails, he goes to the
The Grocery Clerks. —The Harlem
Grocery and Tea Clerks' Association, held their first
Sunday meeting on November 15. The President
was in the chair, 'lhe minutes of the previous
meeting were read and approved. The association
received the Committee of tho Central Labor Union,
and the question of becoming identified with that
organization was discussed. It was decided to lay
the matter over lor future consideration. A mem
ber present moved that the by-laws be printed, and
a copy of the same be given to each member, which
was carried. The secretary proposed several new
names, which were accepted. The walking delegate
reported that seventeen additional stores *had
agreed to close at eight o’eiock after January Ist
1&86. The meeting then adjourned.
.A. Pet Boarder.
John Dunning, a young man of twenty-two years,
residing at No. 391 Grand street, was arrested while
at work in the brick establishment at Flushing and
Classon avenues, Brooklyn, at noon, on a charge of
abandonment made by his wile, a comely woman
01 about his own age. The truant husband was led
captive to the Clymer street station-house and con
signed to a celi. He took the matter philosophical
ly, and remarked that almost anything was prefer
able to living with his mother-in-law.
Mrs. Dunning and her mother, Mrs. Green, visit
ed tjpy station-house, and in vigorous language pic
tured John as a gay young man who was a persist
ent violator of the Tenth Commandment. If he wore
only as attentive to bis own spouse as lie w«%« to V<t a
better halves of other men. he Sftid.,
be a model
I; no OttgLt to bo sent up for two years,’’ said the
old lady, "for tho way he treated his wife, He's a
nice man—to go around galivauting with other wo
men and leave bis wife to me to support.”
"He hasn t supported me in a long time,” ex
claimed Mrs. Dunning. "We arc married about
four years, and during all that time ho has sup
ported me now and again."
“How could he support you and the other wo
man ?’’ asked the old lady.
" That s so, ’ was the reply. "He went to Phila
delphia, Sergeant," continued Mrs. Dunning, "a
year ago, and when ho came back he took me to
board with a young woman named Mrs. Van Tassol
and her husband, on Grand street. My husband
was the boss of the house, and did pretty much as
he ’pleased, while Mr. Van Tassel and myself were
oobodies. Mrs. Van Tassel was always picking at
mo, and because I told her that I did not like her to
fee so intimate with my husband, she got indignant,
and finally put me out and kept my husband."
" That was a nice thing for a m irried woman to do;
put out a wife and keep the wife’s husband," inter
jected th® old lady.
"Boarding mistresses, I believe," ventured tho
sergeant, " always prefer the male to the female
boarders. Why, I do not know, except that they
may be more obliging."
" They ought to be obliging to their own wives
first,” interrupted tho o.d ady.
"But that is not all,” said Mrs. Dunning. "After
Mrs. Van Tassel and my husband got rid of me, my
husband put Mr. Van Tassel out, so that Mrs. Van
Tassel and himself were alone in tho rooms. They
have been living alone for several months, and no
one knows where Van Tassol is. I have been living
with my mother, and my husband contributed
nothing to my support. He gave me only a few
dollars. My mother takes care of myself and my
two small children, for I cannot do much with
them. I just want to make him support me or give
him the full extent of the law.”
"That woman and himself ought to be sent to
prison,” exclaimed the old lady.
Mr. Dunning was seen in his cell.
When told of the allegations of gallantry made
against him by his wife, he replied:
"It is all jealousy on my wile’s part. When I
camo back from Philadelphia I took her to board at
Mrs. Van Tassel’s. I had only a slight acquaint
ance with Mrs. Van Tassel previously. My wiie got
so jealous and cut up so that the boarding mistress
eould not stand her, and turned her out. I re
mained, as she was very kind and a good cook. I
supported my little brother there, too.”
" Did you eject Mr. Van Tassel ?"
"I did not. Ho left of his own accord, I believe.
His wife and himself had a muss about something,
and whether she ordered him out I do not know,
but I did not turn him out, as I would have no
right to do so. His wife saw him a few evenings
" Your wife says you did not support her half the
time since your marriage ?”
"I gave her all the money learned while living
with her. I could not all the time find steady work.
The great trouble was with my mother-in-law. She
would keep a whole city in hot water. I am willing
to do the best I can for my wife if the old lady will
only keep away. I gave my wife a few dollars now
and again since she left Mrs. Van Tassel’s house.
Last week I gave her three dollars."
Justice Kenna married the couple nearly four
years ago, and when informed of the unhappy mar
ital relations of the couple ho remarked that it was
the only ceremony he had performed where hus
band and wife had not lived together litoe cooing
"I remember the circumstances of the nuptials
well,” said the magistrate, for it was the only one I
neyformed where the bride’s mother objected to the
cefeinony taking place. Mr. Dunning, Miss Green
and Mrs. Gree'h were in my court room on Grand
street, I think, the young woman was anx
ious that ' the marriage should be per
formed, and Mr. Dunning was also willing.
Mrs. Green too was rather desirous that the cere
mony should take place, although her feelings to
ward hef prospective son-in-law were not.of the
friendliest kind. Her principal objection was to a
magistrate marrying her daughter. When I told
the young couple to stand up in front of the desk,
and was about to wed them, she raised her hands in
horror and told me to hold on.
" ‘There was never a member of my family mar
ried in this way,’ she cried, ‘and I don’t want you
to marry them until I get down stairs,’
"So saying Mrs. Green left the court-room. By
the time she was at the sidewalk a constable called
her upstairs'to greet her son-in-law.
" J O, what a marriage; all done in the twinkling
of an eye,’ she exclaimed.
"When the old lady re-entered the court-room
she looked hard at her son-injaw and daughter,
and after remarking to them ‘now that you have
made your bed you must lie on it,’ departed.”
Mr. Dunning was held for examination.
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Fifth avenue, invite the public to examine their
famous new scale upright and square grand pianos
and test their merits. They excel in tone qualities,
and combine great solidity of construction with
finest mechanism and elegance of finish. The spe
cial feature of taking $lO monthly on a new piano
until the price is all paid must be a great accommo
dation to many.
Officer Leeson, of the Fifteenth Precinct, charged
that No. 44 Great Jones street, was kept by Pauline
Sexas, as a disorderly house. The officer said
prostitutes solicited from the window. Ho had
made several arrests from in front of the door. Had
seen street walkers go in and out of the house.
When the warrant was obtained he helped to execute
it with other officers. AJI he saw was several people
in the house.
Citizen Lonergan, a near neighbor, said he
females in front of the house soliciting.
Captain Brogan said prostitutes were arrested
that had been seen going in and out of the house
Anoymous letters had called his attention to the
house. When he executed tho warrant he founc
women in the house.
That closed the case for the prosecution.
Her counsel then said that two months ago sht
i (defendant) had brought a suit against her husbanc
for divorce. The suit was commenced and hac
gone before a referee—Peter Mitchell. Mr. Loner
gan was an intimate friend of the husband. Mr
Lonergan, as the husband’s friend, was witness it
this case. The prisoner at the bar had sued foi
counsel fee and alimony. This criminal action wai
to shut her off, convict her, and get rid of the actior
in the other court, while the fact was, she kept a
proper boarding-house, which was patronized large
ly by actors. The defendant was a hard-struggling
woman who had been deserted by her husband
Circumstances were against her, but the facts wen
in her favor. Anonymous letters had been sent tc
Captain Brogan, counsel believed sent by the hug
band, to get up a defense and help him in the sur
his wife had commenced for divorce.
Boarders who lived in the house with their
said they never saw anything wrong. A long string
of actors, who never saw any thing immoral in the
house, testified in behalf of of the lady.
Mr. Lonergan denied that he knew Mr. Jannery
the defendant’s husband. Her husband may have
spoken to him.
No neighbors were brought to sustain tho charge
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‘‘l ordered her out of the house,” said Sarah.
"Ah 1” said Ella, "she doesn’t know what she ii
talking about.”
" I does,” said Sarah.
" What did Sarah do ?” asked the court.
" There I” said Ella, laying a bushel basket oi hai:
before the court on the bench.
"That looks like a dozen of switches jumbled to
gether," said the court.
"It’s nat’ral hair,” said Ella.
‘‘And how did all this come about?” asked Jus
tice Kilbreth.
“ You brought your uncle home with you ?” said
connsei, taking up the case.
"Well, now, you brought a man home with you?"
"Yes, sir.”
•‘And you asked your uncle to get out of bed tc
go for a pint of beer ?” ’
"No!" said astonished counsel. “You didn’t
cut her coat?” asked counsel.
"She cut tho coat herself for effect.”
Michael Burns, the uncle, said his neice brought
a man home with her that night. But he wasn’t
asked to get out of bed and go for a kettle of beer.
He lay in bed and let the girls have their growl out.
Defendant said complainant had the growl, Sarah
went into hysterics, tore her elothes, and banged
Uncle Burns right and left.
"Discharged,” said the court.
'Xlic American Institute Fair.
The exhibition of the American Institute con.
tinues to be daily visited by immense crowds ol
visitors, who fully express their opinion that it is
the best show that has ever been given, and that
more novelties of good character are to be seen
there this year than usual. The great chrysan.
themuin show which was one of the finest displays
ever given, was closed last night, and this con
cludes the floricultural displays for the season. The
machinery department is now in full working
order, and many interesting and newly devised ma
chines may be seen that are both interesting and
instructive. A model of a new suspension bridge
has lately been added to the list of exhibits, and at
tracts much comment and attention as also does an
exhibit of mahogony boards which are furnished in
their natural color, and not stained as has hitherto
been usual. The other departments are also replete
with novelties, many of which show unusual merit,
and for which each exhibitor thinks he ought to re
ceive the gold medal.
Conterno’s Ninth Regiment Band plays musical
selections each afternoon and evening. The exhi
bition will be closed on Saturday, December 6.
ZYZtisß Pay Tlieir Board.
Nicholas Hanover was charged with failing tc
support several of his children that had been sent
to an institution. All that he had paid for their, sup
port in a year was thirty dollars. He said he hac
done the best he could on four dollars a week. Be
side, he had been laid up in the hospital sometime
with a broken leg—about three months!
The officer said if the,man let rum alone he could
do better. The court sent him to the City Prisor
for ten days, with the understanding that When re
leased he should pay for the board of his children
or be again arrested.
o. st.
The following appeal lias been issued and will ba ;
sent to each post in. this city and Brooklyn. The •
Dispatch hopes the appeal will reach the generous
hearts of the Grand Army boys with whom “Torn”
Taber was so great and deserved a favorite. The ;
appreciation of and regard for a dead friend can be ;
shown in no more fitting manner than by caring ,
for those who were dear to him while living. The ,
case is an urgent one and prompt action is neces- |
sary. The appeal is as follows:
November 20, 1885. |
To Grand Army Comrades: '> :;<• sad and unex- »
pected death of Comrade Tho.n s M. Taber, is of <
tpo recent occurrence to require any recapitulation ]
Qf the circumstances here. No comrade was better (
or more favorably known tjjc giemberq of the
Army in tuis city ana Brooklyn than he. (
His generous disposition and genial wftys hiaae him
a general favorite with all who knew him, and his
friends were legion. Of enemies, he had none. He
aided the interest of the G } A. R. in every way he
could, and the columns of the New York Dispatch
bears testimony to the zeal, ability and impartiality
with which he sought to promote the growth and
prosperity of the organization. Now he is dead.
Cut oft in the prime of life without warning, and
with many years of usefulness apparently before
him, he left a wife and three children entirely un
provided for. He was their sole dependence. In
losing him they lost everything. It is the duty—
it should boa pleasure—of the Grand Army posts of
New York and Brooklyn, to guard the loved ones of
the comiade who did so much for the order, from
a bitter struggle with adversity and want.
Their cup of grief is already overflowing. Let it
be our task to shield them in their hour of anguish
from the added woe of an almost hopeless contest
with the heartless world. Each comrade, individu
ally, or through his post, can do something in aid
of this good work. The necessity is pressing. Let
us show ourselves, and without delay, true to the
grand principles of the Grand Army of the Republic.
Let us remember that our order is erected upon
the great and noble foundations of fraternity,
charity and loyalty, and let us also remember that
although all are great, and all are noble, the great
est and noblest of them all is charity.
The gift entertainment and ball of General James
McQuade Post, which came off last Tuesday even
ing, at Turn Hall, was one of the most successful
affairs of the kind ever held. The hall was packed
to suffocation, over a thousand persons being pres
ent. A great many people were unable to enter the
hall and went away. Past Commander Isidore
Isaacs was the stage manager, and fulfilled his
duties in an admirable manner.
A splendid entertainment was given. First came
the Dahlgren Post Drum and Flute Corps, which
was greatly applauded. Commander E. J. Atkinson
of Post 143, in his solos was more than immense.
Master Isaac Diamond in a character sketch was
warmly applauded. The recitation of Miss Louisa
Lakeman of the " Polish .Boy ” was very fine, and
the lady was called before the curtain three times
and presented with a handsome bou'quet. Master
Allie, the female impersonator and skipping rope
dancer, took the house by storm. The Madison
Glee Club in their selections were excellent. Kelly
and West in songs and dances were very good, as
was Mr. Wm. McKennan in his Irish female imper
sonations. Equally well done and received were
the'solos of Mr. Quigley, the Hebrew impersonations
of Mr. Rohle, and the efforts of Higgins and McGon
igle and Mullen and Sullivan. The song and dance
of Mr. Rose and Miss West was extremely clever.
The laughable sketch by Miss Lizze Moore and
Messrs. Flandrau, Hirsch and Rose tickled the audi
ence immensly. The Fest Family Drum Corps,
composed of the sons and daughters of Commander
Fest, was a feature of the evening and deserved the
hearty applause bestowed on It.
At the conclusion of the entertainment a number
of the lady friends of the post marched on the stage.
Judge McAdam and Gen. Henry A. Barnum were
introduced by Comrade Isaacs. Judge McAdam, in
a witty speech, presented the post with a handsome
set of colors in behalf of the ladies. The gift was
received by Gen. Barnum in behalf of the post.
During his remarks he paid a handsome tribute to
the memory of Gen. James McQuade. Comrades A.
Delany and W. Delany, and A. G. Burras were then
called to the front and presented by Judge Ed.
Brown, in a fine speech, with prizes for selling the
highest number of tickets. The prizes were: First.
A handsome gold G. A. R. badge. Second. A gold
locket, with G. A. R. monogram. Third. A large
bronze G. A. R. badge, handsomely framed. Com
mander Francisco was presented with an elegant
floral horse-shoe, and Comrade Isaacs received the
same compliment. Both of the comrades returned
their thanks. Next came the drawing of the prizes,
which was superintended by Commander McEntee
and Post Commander Appleby. Over seventy prizes
were drawn for.
Dancing commenced at 11:30 and was kept up un
til daylight. Comrade Andrew Delany was floor
manager and was assisted by an efficient commit
tee. Commander Francisco was chairman of the
reception committee and attended to the wants of
the guests in a genial manner. Great credit is due
to Adjutant Fancher and Quartermaster White, who
deserve the thanks of the post for the manner in
which they performed their duties. Last but not
least, to Past Commander Isaacs is greatly due the
credit of making the entertainment a grand[)suc
cess. Dahlgren and Kilpatrick Posts attended In a
body with their drum corps. Major Waerner Post,
of Hoboken, N. J., was also present in a body, with
its Ladies’ Auxilliary Corps. The Veteran Club and
the Dahlgren Post Quartette were present and made
things ring in the " refreshment room.” Among
other comrades present were Commanders McEntee,
of 113; Appleby, of 140; Fest, of 402; Atkinson, of
143- Schmidling, of 62; Phillips, of 79; Lutgens, of
300; Jones, of 516; Nesbitt, of 394; Wood, of 80;
Quartermaster General Cavendy, Past Junior Vice
Dep’t. Commander Dennis Sullivan, and Past Com
mander Hatfield, of 300; Feldstein, of
32, of "Beer Creek ” renown; Dr. Little, of 10 and
Comrade Phillips, of the Bureau of Relief of Brook
lyn. The post cleared over S3OO, and as it is only
six months old, it deserves great credit. When it
gives another entertainment it should secure a
larger hall so as to allow all its friends to be present,
as there is no doubt if this is a sample of its enter
tainments that it can fill any hall in the city. Well
done, McQuade Post.
Comrade Jennings, of Naval Post, informs the
Dispatch, in the jargon peculiar to " Old Salts,”
that the " shellbacks” of his post are " on deck” for
a lively time to-morrow night, when Naval Post of
Philadelphia will bear down on them with "all sail
set” and the "jib boom nailed to the mast head.”
Under the circumstances, it is best to allow the
comrade to tell his own story. He goes on to say :
" We want every man that has ever handled any
thing from a spy-glass to a swab, on board of a man
of-war to pay us a visit, and hunt up a shipmate in
toggery to bring along with him. They must make
up their minds that they ' won t go home till morn
ing.” The Philadelphia boys will not find us nap
ping, for we have been hoisting in stores all the
week. Our craft will pitch heavy that night, but
the decks will be dry, as our hawse-hole will be
stopped with new jackasses, and everything will be
a-taunto for heavy weather. Shipmate Jarvis will
give sctfne of his best “ old timers, ” and Shipmate
Jager will warble the ‘Boatswain’s Call.* We ex
pect soon to have a drum corps, as we are called to
a christening every week, and they all have good
lungs, like their * dear old dads.' A project has
been got under way to give a Naval Post ‘ baby
show” next Summer, for the benefit of our relief
fund. It will be held on the * Vermont,’ and ‘Jim
my Legs’ is to be the referee.”
In accordance with the suggestion of the com
rade, the Dispatch will bring its night-key to-mor
row evening.
The annual ball of Edward H. Wade Post, for the
benefit of the relief fund, will be held on Tuesday
evening next, at Wendell’s Assembly Rooms. The
music will be furnished by the well-known band of
Prof. Lovell, and the affair will be in all respects
highly enjoyable. Commander Blair intends to be
present at the Ladies' Auxiliary ball, and earnestly
hopes that Comrade John H. Walker will get there
to shield him from any attacks which, perchance,
the "bees” may make upon him. Comrade A.
Nivanau, of Wade Post, has just returned from an
extended tour through Missouri and Kansas. While
on his trip in the West he was th© recipient of many
marked attentions from the posts of the Grand
Army located in that part of the country, as well as
many personal attentions from the comrades.
On Thanksgiving night Rankin Post’s Fife and
Drum Corps will give one of their famous enter
tainments at the Brooklyn Institute, in Washing
ton Street, Concord street, Brooklyn. Drum
Major Eason has made this £6rp& 0115 0T inc to
be found in this or any other cOUnfty, and their ex
hibitions are unexcelled in their line. The pro
gramme of the musical portion of the entertain
ment will include many well-known names, among
which are Misses Dowling, Richter, L. C. and M. L.
Frany, Mrs. S. R. Perocheau, Messrs. Edgar Selden
Frank C. Bowne, Charles J. Dodge, Harry Covert’
D. W. Robertson, H. J. Schmalix, Frank Freude
and Master Joseph Lambert. At the conclusion of
the entertainment dancing will be in order, and con
tinue until reveille is sounded. Mrs. Eason will be
The ladies of Sumner Woman’s Relief Corps were
surprised on their last meeting night by a fraternal
visit paid them by Senior Vice Commander McDen
nott, of Shields Post, accompanied by the post fife
and drum corps of forty members. Patriotic and
sentimental airs were so admirably rendered by the
little fellows that the ladies nearly hugged them to
death, and begged them to attend the public in
stallation and annual ball of the Relief Corps which
comes off at Wendel’s Assembly Rooms on the even
ing of January 4th next. In order to pacify the
ladies and escape with their lives, the lads prom
ised to "get that,” and behave like "good little
boys.” Cappa’s Seventh Regiment Band has been
engaged for the occasion, which is a guarantee that
everybody who attends will be well repaid.
The ladies of the corps will be present in a body
at the entertainment and hop given for the benefit
of the post drum corps, which takes place at Bee
thoven Hall, in Fifth street, to-morrow night.
On Evacuation Day—November 25th, next—J. L.
Riker Post will take part in the ceremonies attend
ing the raising of the national flag at Battery Park.
Mr. Forbes, upon whom the honor of performing
this duty yearly devolves, is a relative of the late
Colonel J. Lafayette Riker, who was killed at the
battle of Fair Oaks, and after whom the post is
named. At the request of Mr. Forbes and of the
members of the Riker family, the post will take
part in the
ters, No. 263 Bowery, at six o’clock on the morning
of Evacuation Day. The post will be escorted down
Broadway by the Anderson Zouaves, the uniformed
company attached to the post, and by -Robert T.
Lincoln Post, S. O. V., with its full fife and drum
corps, with Comrade Thiele as commanding officer.
Department Commander Hall arrived in this city
Friday morning. In the evening he visited E. D.
Morgan Post, accompanied by Assistant Quarter
master-General Cavendy and Aide-de-Camps Doran,
of Doane Ppst, Brooklyn, and T. C. McKean. The
Commander entered the hall so quietly that at first
his presence was not discerned, but when he was
"found out” fie was welcomed most enthusiasti
cally by Commander Sam Minnes, and the officers
and members of the post. He was called to the
front, and made a touching and impressive address,
which was heartily appreciated. Resolutions of
sympathy with the family of the late Gen. McClel
lan were introduced and passed. Among the propo
sitions for membership was that of Colonel Onder
donk, of New Jersey, who was the commander of
the First New York Mounted Rifles.
This was the regiment to which Commander
Hall belonged, and he was completely taken by
surprise at hearing the name of his former colonel
proposed. But he quickly jumped to his feet and
said that none but himself should pin the badge of
the G. A. K.» on the breast of Colonel Onderdonk,
h the greatest respect and
whom ho regardsfl wiu ’•elf it alive to be pres,
affection, and he pledged bln. ~oe ° n lrid V l l ß '
ent at the muster which takes p„ ’ so “J?®
comber 4. Eloquent speeches were mtnanaer
Comrades Cavendy, Swan, McKean, and Co. 7
Shultes, the Commander of Pratt Tost, of King,
hew York. At the close of the encampment, th.
Department Commander and other guests were os- <
corted to the banquet room of the post, where a 1
" filling” if not " high-toned” banquet was set «
forth. Commander Hall left this city for hia home t
yesterday afternoon. I
The Prize Committee of General James McQuade
Post 557, announce that the prizes drawn for and (
not claimed at their entainment last Tuesday even
ing are on exhibition at their headquarters. A list
of the prizes and lucky numbers has been hung up
there, and also at the Employment Bureau in Room 1
No. 4, City Hall. All prizes not called for within <
thirty days will be sold for the benefit of the post, 1
The meetings of the post are held at No. 234 Spring
street every Wednesday evening, and comrades
holding the lucky tickets can drop in at that time <
and get ther prizes. t
The first company, Washington Continental *
Will give au entertainment and hop at the i
Bleecker Building, No. 278 Bleecker street, on the 1
evening of November 25th. McCarthy’s celebrated ’
flute and drum corps and other attractions will be <
in attendance.
The annual report of Koltes Post 32 shows a loss 1
of eleven members during the year ending October i
Ist last. The total number of comrades in good <
standing ig 477, which, with 55 suspended members, !
makes a total of 532. During the year the post has «
expended $4,643.50 for charity, exclusive of the
amount taken from its relief fund, which makes tbe ’
grand total paid out for charitable purposes $5,246. i
The post assets amount to $3,710.18, and the bal
ance in the relief fund on October Ist was $340.02. 1
The sum in the reserve fund is $3,380.73. Good for
Koltes Post.
John A. Andrew Post, 234, is still gaining in num
bars, and is now one of the largest colored Grand 1
Army Posts in the United States. Commander Lee 1
has proved himself to be one of the most efficient 1
commanders who has as yet had the honor to com
mand this post. The post will give a grand recep
tion on Wednesday evening, Dec. 23d, in Kassefang’s
Hall, Seventh avenne and Twenty.sixth street.
A shooting contest for prizes among the members
of Meade Post 38, took plane on Friday evening last
at Judson’s Rifle Gallery, No. 137Bleecker street.
Peter Nolan took tbe first prize, a handsome set of
cutlery, making twenty-eight points; Milton Vos
burgh won the second prize, one set of razors, mak
ing twenty-seven points; J. Newman, the third
prize, a handsome knife, making twenty-two points.
Comrade McConnelly missed the target and shot a
cat. An inquest was held over the remains, and it
was decided to present the comrade with a gimlet
for his accurate shooting.
The ladies of Sumner Auxiliary Corps. 3, has sent
resolutions of condolence to Mrs. George B. McClen
nan and fam ly on the death of the beloved com
mander of their husbands fathers and brothers.
There will be a big crowd of Grand Army boys at
the annual ball, of the Edward J. Rapp Association,
which comes off at the Concordia Assembly Rooms,
No. 28 Avenue A, to-morrow evening. The mem
bers of tbe association are comrades of Riker Post,
and of Robert T. Lincoln Post, S. O. V. Comrade
Rapp says it’s going to be a "boss” time, and he
always tells the truth.
Mrs. M. E. Denison, Department Inspector of the
Womens Relief Corps, is at present visiting the
corps located in the southwestern part of the State.
She will return to New York about the 15th of De
cember, and will then inspect the corps of this city
and Brooklyn.
The baby post of the city, known as "Horace
Greeley Post,” and made up of old "typos,” has re
ceived its charter, and will soon be mustered by
Comrade David J. Mallon, Commander of Lafayette
Post. Due notice of the muster night will be given
in this column.
The lady friends of B. F. Middleton Post visited
the post rooms in a body, last evening, for the pur
pose of making a presentation. The name of the
lucky man will be given next week.
In a private letter recently received by Depart
ment Commander Hall from Commander-in-Chief
Burdett, the latter compliments Commander Hall
upon having the best organized department in the
United States, as well as one harmonious in every
respect. He adds: " I also congratulate you upon
commanding the largest department in the coun
It is said upon good authority that Commander
T. C. McKean, of Doane Post, of Brooklyn, will be
the next Junior Vice-Commander of the Depart
ment of New York.
The many friends of Counsellor P. W. Ostrander
sympathize with him in the death of his brother.
But for this sad event, Mr. Ostrander would have
been mustered into Doane Poet last Thursday
The comrades of Middleton Post, of Brooklyn,
seem determined to make Comrade G. H. Burton
their next Post Commander. They could not have
a better one.
our WwimEH.
The Board of Fire Commissioners met on Monday
last and made the following appointments as fire
men, and assigned them to the companies set
opposite their names:
James T. Sullivan, to Engine Company No. 33;
Francis McGrade, to Engine Company No. 13;
Edward S. Mulligan, to Hook and Ladder Company
No. 8; Cornelius F. Collins, to Engine Company No.
25; James R. Fogarty, to Hook and Ladder Company
No. 10; Thomas Harrigan, to Hook and Ladder
Company No. 10; John Barringor, to Engine Com
pany No. 6; Edward W. Owens, to Engine Company
No. 33: John J. Bush, to Engine Company No. 31;
Joseph O. Coyle, to Engine Company No. 6; John
F. Higgins, to Hook and Ladder Company No. 6;
James J. Potter, to Engine Company No. 32; William
Purdy, to Engine Company No. 18; William Cun
ningham, to Engine Company No. 29 ; George
Graney, to Hook and Ladder Company No. 1;
Edward Sheridan, to Hook and Ladder Company
No. 9; Thomas P. Knight, to Hook and Ladder
Company No. 13, and James F. Devaney, to Engine
Company No. 12.
All the above appointments went into effect at 8
o’clock A. M, ou Tuesday last.
The Board made the following promotions :
Assistant Foreman Martin Cook to be foreman of
Engine Company No. 4 ; Assistant Foreman John J.
i Cooney to be foreman of Engine Company No. 12 ;
Foreman Henry Teal to be foreman of
Hook and Ladder Company No. 9; Engineer Pat
rick F. Ryan, of Engine Company No. 25, to be as
sistant foreman of Engine Company No. 33 ; En
gineer James Delaney, of Engine Company No. 14,
to be assistant foreman of Engine Company No. 17 ;
and fireman John S. Honan, of Engine Company
! No. 21, to be assistant foreman of Hook and Ladder
Company No. 15,
The medical officers reported that there were
forty-five sick and disabled officers and men in the
i department.
The Board appointed Jacob Franke as assistant;
1 fire marshal at a salary of $1,500 per annum,
There was no meeting of the Board on Wednes
i day, there being no business of importance to be
In reply to the hundreds of inquiries of the offi
cers and men of our Fire Department, as well as
the old Volunteer Fire Vamps, as to when the new
fire-book entitled, “ Reminiscences of the Fire De
parts of New York and Brooklyn,” will be issued,
the fire reporter of the Dispatch a day or two since
( called upon the well known journalistic author of the
book, Mr. J. Frank Kernan, who informed him that
j it would be ready on the 25th lust., (next Wednes
[• day) for delivery, due announcement of which will
i be made in the daily papers, and our representative
j would judge, in making his rounds among the va
rious engine and hook and ladder company
, quarters, that the book will have a sale second to
none ever i&suod.
1 On Friday morning the Board opened proposals
1 for constructing the steam-heating and power in
j the new headquarters of the department on the
1 north side of Sixty-seventh street. 170 feet west of
5 Third avenue (now in course of erection) for Engine
Company No. 39 and Hook and Ladder Company
No. 16, and also for constructing an hydraulic elo-
I 1 vator in the same building.
For the steam-heating apparatus the contract was
. awarded to Joseph R. Black at $7,466; for the boil
, ers, the contract was awarded to Baker, Smith &
> Co., at $1,989; for the elevators, the contract was
a ~-r<led to the Crane Manufacturing
. $4,855, find fefc tbs' Edachlnei’y r The'* con tract "was
awarded to Otis Brothers at $3,250.
The Board met on Friday morning and held the
following trials;
: Fireman Edward Tamney, of Engine Company
No. 43, was charged With being absent without leave
i for twenty-six hours, between November 14th and
15th, with failing to accompany the apparatus to a
fire on November 15th, and also with neglecting,
( when ordered by his commanding officer to report
[ to medical officer, Frank L. Ives, for examination,
to obey the said order.
, He stated, in his own behalf, to the Board, that on
the day in question he found his mother very sick—
’ in fact, she was very low—and there was nobody in
, the house to look after her, so he stayed at home
and took care of her; he went for a doctor; he got
very tired in watching and attending upon his mo
ther, and took a glass of whisky, and not being used
, to drinking it disagreed with him.
Commissioner Croker : " You are doing very well;
’ you have been but two years in the Department,’
and have been fined already twenty days.”
The accused : " Well, I will never come here again
on charges. I started to drink hard cider, and after
ward I did not know what I was doiilg. My mother
was so sick, it worried me so I was out of my
mind; and now I have taken the pledge, and I in
tend to keep it.”
Captain Byrne testified that since the accused had
been in bis company he had been a good man gen
erally, and was always willing to do his duty all the
time, but he would sometimes get a little "off.”
The accused was fined twenty days’ pay/
Fireman William A. Kelly, of Hook aud Ladder
Company No. 10, was charged with being under the
influence of liquor on November 10th; he pleaded
not guilty.
Foreman John Dwyer said the accused was ab
sent from company drill, and all the men were
prompt except him, and he was fast asleep in the
bunk-room; as he did not come down stairs, I or
dered the bunk-room gong to be rung, and ten min
utes afterward Kelly came down stairs. I asked
him what was the trouble, and he could not answer
me at first, but after a short time, he said: "Johnny,
Johnny.” I looked closer at him and found he was’
under the influence of liquor, and the assistant
foreman thought so too. From his general appear
ance and actions he most certainly teas drunk; he was
in a dazed condition, and he never staggers; his
breath smelled very strong of liquor, and when he is
drunk he becomes dumb, and to-day is the best one
he has had for over a year. He did not, duirng the
drill, go straight to his,post, and he was in no con
dition to do duty of any kind. His character at a
fire is very poor, and he is of no benefit to the com.
’pany. and has to be forced to do his work.”
Assistant Foreman Banta, after corroborating all
the Captain had said, added "he came down stairs
very slow and fell in the ranks; he drinks a great
deal, and on the day in question his breath smelled
of liquor.”
Fire-man John Moore said : "Kelly was in bed at
the time; I went and woke him up, and told him to
go down stairs, and after some time, he did; so he
thought he was calling Johnny; he went down
stairs to drill all right, and I thought he was sober;
be wont to his post all right, and I, not smelling
iquor on him, thought he was perfectly sober.”
Kelly in his own behalf said : " I was woke up by
Fireman Moore, and I went down stairs all right.
The captain asked me why I was so long in comipa
down stairs, and I said I thought he was calling
‘ Johnny,’ not me. I drilled with the company as
well as the others.”
Fireman Michael Ahearn testified to all that the
'•ntain had said, and in addition remarked that
‘•eemed to be confused, and when he was
Kelly „ *■ wa3 th ® “atter with him, all he could
asked wha»> v ’ Johnny,’ and he acted very stu
say, was ‘ JohDu, ’ '’d some liquor, but the wit«
pid; he might have h 0 could not say whethet
ness did not know it, aha s
he was sober or not. day’s pay, and
The accused was then fined fly*
ordered to be transferred by the chid?. ,
Fireman Edward Keyes, of Engine
18, was charged with failing to drive in the
direction the engine, while answering an alaror «>/
tiro to station "338,” Y
He pleaded guilty.
Assistant Foreman Kerrigan said: •* Keyes was
driving tho team inthe direction of answering
an alarm from station " 337,” instead of
" 338,” aud by this, we lost the fire,
Keyes claimed that ho did not get the station
right, before he left quarters, and therefore he went
wrong. I was on the apparatus when we left
quarters, and seeing Keyes driving for ‘337,’ I
halloed to him ‘go to 338,’ which station he drove
to at once. Keyes was all right. He is not a drink
ing man, and wbat he did was unintentionally
done, I can assure you, gentlemen; he simply made
a mistake, that was all. He is a good man, and I
can also add, an ‘ A, No. I.’ man.”
Commissioner Croker (looking at the back of the'
charge) said, " Keyes, you have a good record, there
is none better.”
Assistant Foreman Kerrigan said, " Yos, Mr.
Commissioner, Keyes is a first-class man.”
In his own behalf Keyes said: " The chief trouble
on the day in question arose from the fact that one
of the horses of my team had been a ‘ tender ’ horse,
and not being used to the engine, and the confu
sion consequent upon bis wanting to go to the lou
der instead of the engine. I counted the station
wrong, and I started to go to 337, instead of 338, and
when I was corrected, I went to the right station.
"The main cause of our delay in getting to the fire
promptly was just as I have stated.”
Captain "Tom” Van Horn said: "Gentlemen of
the Board—while I am sorry to say we lost the fire,
it most certainly was not the fault of Fireman
Keyes,for there is no steadier or more regular man in
than he,and as has been testified to
here, to-day, Keyes made a mistake in the count of
the gong, that was all, and of course the horse’s ac
tion at the time was the cause of it. The delay wai
two minutes.”
Commissioner Smith said: " This is not a serious
charge, and it is too bad to mar Keyes’s excellent
record for such a charge as this.”
Keyes was then adjudged by the Board as "ex
Fireman Peter Looram, of Hook and Ladder Com
pany No. 7, was tried on a charge of being under the
influence of liquor, on November 9th.
He pleaded not guilty.
Assistant Foreman Heaney said: "The captain
called my attention to the condition of the accused
while he was in the sleeping-room. He was lying
on the floor. I asked him what was tbe matter; he
did not reply just then, but got up on his feet; he
was in a very drowsy condition and appeared to be
under the influence of liquor or something like it; I
did not smell any liquor upon him; he was in a
stupefied condition and could not answer questions
put to him in a proper manner: he staggered aud I
would not like to have put him to work at a fire,
for he could not do his duty in a proper manner,
and I never saw him like that before and I always
found him a good man otherwise.”
Fireman O’Brien said: "The captain asked me to
look at the accused—as to what was his condition.
I thought he looked like a man who was under the
influence of liquor, or something of the kind, and
he staggered from the stairs to the truck, and he
acted very much like a drunken man.”
Captain Duane said: "For two or three days the
accused had been drinking very hard, and I cau
tioned him against his drinking.
"On the day in question he laid on the apparatus
floor; he could not talk properly. I think he was
drunk, and I think it would be a good plan to change
the men; they are too well acquainted with the li
quor stores, and have too many friends in the
The accused, in his own behalf, said: "Idid not
feel well, and I went to bed, thinking a little rest
would do me good. I had no liquor, and am not a
drinking man, neither that or any other time. The
captain has been persecuting me ever since I have
been in the company.”
Commissioner Croker: "Now, don’t you talk like
that. We know the captain too well to believe that.
You stop drinking, for if you ever come here again
on such a charge, nothing in the world will save
you from dismissal. You are fined five days’ pay,,
and will be transferred by the chief. Now don’t
you come here again, that’s all.”
The Board of Directors of the association met last
Wednesday evening at their headquarters in Eighth
street. The financial secretary, Mr. Wm. E. Bishop,
handed in a statement which shows the condition
of its affairs since the date of its organization in
1884. Twenty-five hundred copies were ordered tn
be printed for the use of the members. We glean
from it the following facts:
Total receipts, general fund 513,462.58
Mutual aid 7,819.25—521,281.83
Disbursements to general fund 8,095.07
Mutual aid 5,006.82— 13.101.8&
Balance $8,179.94
Deposited in sav. bank, gen’l fund.. $4,600.00
Mutual aid 2,000.00— $6,600.00
• Balance in hand, both funds $1,579.94
General funa $767.51
Miutuai aid 812.43
Total $1,579.94
The committee in charge of the ball are holding
sessions nightly at the rooms, where the members
desiring tickets can procure them. It is to taka
place at the Metropolitan Opera House January sth,
1886. The next quarterly . meeting will be held at
Clarendon Hall on Friday, the 27th.
The arrangements for the new police launch do
f not, apparently, meet with the approbation of
, those Retailed for duty on board that vessel. It is
: claimed by many that she is too small, and that her
berthing capacity is inadequate. Several officers
- approached the reporter on this subject during ths
- week, asking for information regarding the con
struction of naval launches. In reply, we would
, say the latter are not provided with regular
; sleeping quarters. The new launch, owing to its
r dimensions, is admirably suited for the berthing of
:• the limited crew she was designed to carry. Any
additional room would be unnecessary.
As Commissioner Partridge has thoughtfully pro
vided for three reliefs on the launch, those detailed
for that duty are much better off than their com
rades of th* regular force. s’hose serving on thft
bo?t will be required to perform eight hours’ duty
Only, with sixteen hours’ rest. It is predicted, nev
j ertheless, that the new launch will yet prove to bef
an elephaot upon the city’s hands, owing to her
diminutive proportions. The significance of thia
prediction may be better understood at headquar
ters than elsewhere. At present, however, no fears
3 in that respect have been expressed in the locality
referred to.
The number of clever captures of alleged criminals
made by our police officers during the past week
has been duly recognized at headquarters. The
officers who have more prominently distinguished
’ themselves are Detective Lowery and Officer Apple
' gate, of the First Precinct; Detectives Bowes and
? Weiser, of the Sixth Precinct, and Officers Corcoran
and Jones, of the Fifth Precinct. Each of these
i officers performed meritorious service which will
J not pass unnoticed by those in authority.
I Sergeants Hickey and Slevin, of New York, paid
5 an official visit to headquarters during the week.
They were hospitably entertained during their stay,
although the result of their errand was fruitless,
g ‘ NOT GUILTY.’ : / J .
i Seven anxious-looking patrolmen’s faces might
9 have been discerned amid the throng filling the
f ante-room to tho Commissioners office on Tuesday
0 last; among the group conspicuously appearing
7 Citizen Bauer. Officer Klingman, of the Twelfth
• freciQcL was charged with committing a veritable
hari kari upon the perspn qf Bauer. The wife
3 of the latter was likewise assaulted by the officer aa
• alleged. No proof being afforded sufficient to show
c that a wholesale butchery had been committed by
3 Klingman, a verdict of not guilty was promptly
Frank AttfieM, tho Tenth Precinct, becoming
disgusted with the duties of his office, delivered
3 over his shield to Captain Jewett, at the same time
intimating his intention to resign from the lorce.
Frank evidently displayed his ignorance of the rules
governing the department in cases of resignation.
7 Ten days afterward he was summoned for trial,
’ charged with being absent without leave. Attfield
1 made no attempt at defence and was fined ten days'
1 pay. Subsequently, at his own request, his resig-
• nation was accepted and his name striken from the
k active roll of the department.
i Cadley, of the Central Squad, has evidently be
- come demoralized, owing to the sinecure position
; ha is temporarily filling at headquarters. Operator
j Keenan swore at the trial of Cadley, on Tuesday
; last, that he informed the latter that his services
were required at a certain theatre. Cadley strenu
[ ously denied all knowledge of receiving the mes
sage. Nevertheless he will suffer a loss of one day’s
Janicke, of the Ninth Precinct, pleaded guilty to
1 a charge of leaving his post on the morning of the
the 11th inst. Arthur had a valid excuse, although
• he did not care to make use of it, and, pleading
guilty, he was sentenced to a loss of one day’s pay.
i Walsh, o.f the Third Precinct, failed to report at
• roll call on the Bth inst. Sergeant Dyer reported
> him, in consequence, for an absence oi one hour and
twenty-three minutes. Phil, blushingly admitted
his guilt and was, thereupon, sentenced to a loss of
two days’ pay.
( Lewis, of the same Precinct, has been under Sur
geon Dickinson’s care lor some days past. The lat
ter ordered Lewis to report for duty at six A. M. of
the 7th inst. Lewis was rather dilatory, however,
and made a late appearance. The sick child excuse
( did not avail in this case, and Lewis received, a rep
-1 rimand,
[ Maxwell, of the Second Precinct, was arraigned on
three separate charges. Tom became so intoxicated
, as to render himself incapable of conducting a pris
oner to court. He likewise failed'to report for duty
; and was undoubtedly all broken up. Captain Eas
. on and j,Sergeant Morrill gave Maxwell a first-class
1 character, which fact, no doubt, influenced tbe ac
tion of the Commissioner, who fined Maxwell a loss
1 of ten days’ pay.
1 At. the recent examination for promotion, Sergeant
McCarthy, of the Second Precinct, stood second in
the class of eighteen applicants. Considerable anx-
■ iety was felt by his comrades, who feared that ow
ing to his promotion he might be transferred from
their midst. The reporter was assured on Thurs-
1 day last, that " Mac was solid lor the Second Pre
cinct.” More power to ye, Mac.
; Officer Bennett, of the Second Precinct, met with
1 a serious accident on Wednesday last, by inadvert-
> j ently stepping into a coal-hole. John claims that,
I although his leg was seriously injured thereby, h®
. has frequently been in worse holes during his life
; i time. He will be again on duty during tho coining
I week.

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