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Grand Opera House.—Her manager,
Mr. Phil. Simmonds, has announced that next sea
son will positively be the last in this country of
Madame Janauschek, and has consented, at the re
quest of her numerous admirers, to add to her now
extensive repertoire. Meg Merrilios.
In her present engagement this great artiste has
appeared in several of hor finest impersonations,
and was greeted at every performance, despite the
number of counter attractions in other theatres,
by large and thoroughly appreciative audiences.
For tho current week, commencing to-morrow
evening, Mr. Sol. Smith Russell and his comedy
company will bold the fort, appearing in the three
act play, by J. E, Brown, entitled “Felix McKusick.”
In the title role, Mr. Russell will, as “a seedy
genius/’ introduce songs, recitations and imper
sonations with which for many years his Dame and
popularity have been identified. No doubt Sol will
be cordially welcomed, and his eccentricities, hu
mor and topical songs duly enjoyed by the audi
ences he will attract to this theatre.
Matinees on Wednesday and Saturday.
Cromwell's Art Illustrations. —This
evening Professor Cromwell, who is not only a man
of science and a student of art, but a painter and a
poet, an essayest and a critic, will repeat one of the
most interesting of his series of pictorial represen
tations of the old world—that of “ Jerusalem and
tho Holy Lind, from Panto Beersheba”—and will
aIEO be shown •' The Passive Marbles.” He will ac
o unpany his magnificent illustrations with a
Criterion Theatre (Brooklyn.) —
Crowded houses have witnessed “ The Bohemian ”
at this theatre during the past week. “The Bohe
mian,” which may be styled a romantic drama, in
four acts, is from the pen of that veteran dramatist,
Charles Gayler. Tho play is remarkably clear,
genial and grace,'ul as an example of the modern
school. It is happy in its theme, and its develop
ment is interesting and pleasing. It will soon be
heard in this city. It was carefully and effectively
staged, with a fine unity of feeling, and an admira
ble balance in the representation of the cast. Mr.
John L. Burleigh, in tho role of Cherubini, the Bo
hemian, marked his work with dramatic intelli
gence and a keen perception of the nature of the
character, although in some instances he gave
cause for critical objection to his technical methods.
Miss Agnes Herndon, as Lady Celia Talbot, dis
played refinement, delicacy and a fair share of ar
tistic feeling.
During tho coming week, Miss Estelle Clayton
will hold place here with vH.th “Favette,” a drama,
tization from Ouida. Next w»- -c the dramatic debut
of the well-known elocutionist and professor, Mr.
Robert C, Hilliard, now one of the managers of tho
Criterion, will take place. Mr. Hilliard will be seen
in “ False Shame," and will be supported by that
eminent young actress, Miss Carrie Turner.
Wallack’s Theatre. — “ Hoodman
Blind" holds its own in public favor; the audiences
are fully up to the average in numbers, and with
the artistic and picturesque beauty of its scenic
settings and general excellence in the representa
fives of the cast, as well as the interest of the story
of the play, there appears no reason why the work
should not run until tho close of tho season.
Matinees as usual.
Madison Square Theatre. — Mr.
Jones’s play of “ Saints and Sinners ” continues to
draw crowded houses to this cosy and luxurious
house, where it has entered upon the third month
of its prosperous career. “Saints and Sinners”
has hit the public taste.and it will doubtless remain
the attraction at the Madison Square Theatre for
the rest of the season.
Tony Pastor’s Theatre.—For this
week Tony announces as the features of his pro
gramme “ more new faces and more fun.” Mlle.
Catharine Nelson will be seen with her trained
pigeons; “ The American Four;” The St. Felix
Sisters; the pretty and fascinating Annie Vassar,
the sensational comic vocalist; George Murphy in
his Dutch sketches; George Homer and Georgie
Lingard; Leopold and Wentworth, the gymnasts;
The Schmidt Brothers; Harry Thorne and Maggie
Willett, and Wm. A. Melvill, are among the notable
“stars ” who will shine upon tho audiences.
Tony Pastor will be heard and seen at each per
formance in his comic rhymes and topical observa
Matinees as usual on Tuesday and Friday. ■ i
Star Theatre.—This is announced as
the last week but one of MadameJHelene Modjeska. ’
To-morrow evening she will revive one of her most 1
(Charming im, ersonations, that of Adrienne Le
.couvrler. On Tuesday and Wednesday she will ■
repeat Mary Stuart, and on Thursday and until 1
further notice, she will be seen in a new comedy
entitled “ Donna Diana.” This work will be pre
sented with new scenery, a large and effective i
ballet, and picturesque costumes and appointments.
This production is under the immediate direction
of Manager Dan. Frohmau.
A special ref rence to Ma lame Modjeska’s per
formance during the past week will be seen in Mr.
.Carboy’s article on the first page of this issue.
K 33den Musee.—The management have
added to their already crowded series of groupings
a tableau of the famous Doctor Pasteur inoculating
the Newark children with his cure for the rabies.
All the other features—the Chamber of Horrors,
the Stereopticon Views, the figures of Mary Ander
son, Helen Dauvray, and William H. Vanderbilt,
and the Winter Garden Concerts by the Eden Musee
orchestra, every afternoon and evening, including
Bunday—will be included as usua’ in the list of
Third Avenue Theatre.—Tony De
nier’s Humpty Dumpty Pantomime Troupe closed
.a fairly successful engagement last evening.
To-morrow and tor tho week, including the Wed
nesday and Saturday matinees, Mr. Joseph J. Dow
ling and Miss Sadie Hanson will be the attractions.
They will present E. A. Locke’s drama of “Nobody’s
Claim.” They will be supported by a competent
company, and the drama, which has recently been
subjected to a needed revision by the author, will
be Illustrated by appropriate and picturesque sce
nic Bettings.
The'.tre Comiqve (Harlem). —For the
present week Manager Hart has secured one of
Mr. Daly’s special and most successsul farcical
-comedies, •• A Night Off,” which will be presented
with an excellent cast and all appropriate scenic
-surroundings. This attraction ought to insure
to this theatre a series of crowded and delighted
On January 18th Mr. George S. Knight will com
mence an engagement, appearing in his farcical
comedy of “Over the Garden Wall,”
.Matinees as usual.
People’s Theatre.—This week, and
at tho matinees on Wednesday and Saturday, one
of the most popular, and certainly one of the best
dramas of its class now upon the stage, “The
Wages of Sin,” will be the attraction. It is too fa
miliar to New York audiences—who gave it when
first produced hers an unqualified endorsement—
to need any more than a passing mention at this
time, The cast will have an acceptable representa
tion, and all the effects and scenic settings which
attended the original performance in this city at the
Fourteenth street theatre, will be repeated here.
Lyceum Theatre. ■— “ One of Our
Girls”—otherwise Miss Helen Dauvray—will, as a
matter of course, be seen here until further notice.
The audiences are up to the. usual average, and, if
anything, have shown a marked increase in the re
turns of the box office during the past week. With
a bright and well constructed comedy from the pen
of Bronson Howard, and a cast admirably repre
sented—what more is needed ?
Lee Avenue Academy of Music (Wil
liamsbubg.)—Thatcher, Primrose & West’s Min
strels begin an engagement at this popular theatre
to-morrow evening, their series of performances ex
tending through the present week only. They will
also be seen at the regular matinees on Wednesday
and Saturday. There is no more talented troupe of
vocalists aud specialists now organized and before
the public than this, and certainly no funnier, or
more eccentric and original humorist in the min
strel line of work, than Thatcher.
Next week, commencing on Monday, January
18th, the Thalia Theatre Opera Company will be the
Koster & Bial’s Concerts.—A vein
of political humor runs the new burlesque, “ An
other Mikado,” here. President Cleveland would
not feel a bit offended at the representation which
Fred Warren gives of him, and the political jokes
are new and good. The voice of Miss Louise Les
ter is heard to great advantage, and the pranks of
Miss Laura Burt are as popular as ever. Georgie
Parker, with her inseparable kick, adds piquancy
and gayety to the performance. Among the favor
ites are Sophie Hummel, Lrzzio Fox, Paul Bower
and E. Vivian.
The sacred concert to-night has been arranged to
euitall tastes. Louise Lester will sing soprano so*
Los; Ella Wasner promises to exhibit her danc y
clothes and new ditties, and Duncan, the ventrilo
quist, will assist in the amusement.
Theiss’s Alhambba Concerts.—The
musical entertainments, here for tho present week,
including those to be given at the special con
certs this afternoon and evening will bo
more than usually interesting and attrac
tive, and will be marked by that infinite variety
'Which affords a full sharo of gratification to ail
Globe Dime Museum.— As an addi
tional attraction to the old, young, handsome and
homely Maids’ Convention, the management have
secured the presence, for this week only, of Captain
John Hussey, the life-saving hero, who has rescued
from death by drowning thirty-nine human lives
and seven horses. He will be seen and will narrate
bis experiences and perils at each performance.
Broncho Johnnie, the Scout; Prof. King, the "Paper
Monarch”; the sensational border drama, “The
Nu/getville Crime,” and a host of other attractions,
will fill the week’s programme. Stage perform
ances every hour. Special conceits this afternoon
and evening.
Gould’s Sans Souci. —All tho fea
tures which have made this resort notable, will be
repeated during the current week. Singing, danc
ing, variety specialties, the Saus Souci Quartette,
and selections by the orchestra will bo the attrac
tions. The proprietor desires it to be understood by
his patrons that the Sans Souci is never open on
Professor Latham’s Views. —At the
Union Square Theatre this evening. Prof. Latham
will give his very excellent series of views, accom
panied by an interesting lecture, which are included
under the appropiate and general title of, " A Tour
Around tho World.”
Theiss’s Concerts. —The most popu
lar selections by the orchestra, and its instrumental
soloists, songs and specialties by notable vocalists
form the attractions at this well known resort dur
ing the present week. The usual concerts will be
given this afternoon and evening. The amission to
all performances hero is free.
Musical and Dramatic Items.
The matrimonial experiences of the
two daughters of the late Mr. aud Mrs. F. B. Conway, of
the ill-starred Brooklyn Theatre, do not turn out to be
of the happiest description Minnie Conway marnea
Jules Levy, the cornetist, shortly alter the demise ot her
patents. she lived more or less tuibulently with him tor
a number of years. Then she discovered that Levy liau a
wile and family in England. This discovery, together
with Osmond Tearle, the leading man of Wallack s thea
tre, induced her lo seek a divorce. She obtained it ami
became Mrs. Tearle. She now resides abroad with her
husband. .
Lillian Conway, the youngest sister, is a pronounced
and pret.y brunette, with large black eyes, a lively dis
position and bewitching presence. She appeared with
Minnie in “ The Two Orphans*’ shortly after the death ot
her parents. When eighteen years old she was married to
a handsome and prosperous young Philadelphia broker
named Charles Cambros, and left the stage, it was sup
posed, forever. Her husband owned an elegant house at
Chestnut Hill, a charming suburb of Philadelphia, and
there he went with his bride. „ „ „
It was not long after the nuptials before Mr. Cambros
failed in business. He then took desk loom with Me-srs.
Winth op and Percy Smith, bankers, of Ihi.adetpaia.
Mrs. Cambros being the possessor ot a fine soprano voice,
I ecame a member of the choir of the Unitarian church,
in Germantown. Mrs. Cambros says that her husband
drinks to excess, and has treated herself and thechildien
shameful’?. Mr. Cambros ‘alleges all sorts of wick' U
tilings against his wife, and when in London recently,
saw Mrs. i'earle, and complained bitterly of her sister s
doings. Mrs. Cambros declares she will not have to ''»<t
long for the custody of her son, as the dissipated habits
of Mr. Cam bros will soon bring him to the grave.
M. Charles Monselot relates that Rich
ard Wagner received his visitors in medieval costumes,
such as he always wore when composing. Alexanlre
Dumas, the eldtr. calling on him one day. was highly
amused at the masquerade. “ You are all dressed up to
play Gessler.” said Dumas, with his
which rather hurt the feelings of the author ot •• iann
hauber,” who nevertheless returned M. Dumas s visit
when next he was at Paris. After some considerable
delay M. Dumas appeared at last, dressed jmagmncen Uy
in a dressing gown with a large flower pattern, a helmet
with flying plumes, a life-belt round his waist and enor
mous riding-boots, “Pardon me.” said he, majestically,
for appearing in my working costume. I can go noth
ing without being dressed in this manner; halt ot my
ideas Eve in this helmet and the other halt are 1 edged
in my boots, which are indispensable to me when I
write my love scenes.”
A stylishly dressed, good-looking
young woman, who said that she was Clara De Grey, an
actre: s, living at the Ashland House, caused the arrest on
last Monday night of George Deering, who, she said, had
threatened <e kill her. and had stolen a go.d ring and a
cigarette holder. Deering was arraigned in the Yorkville
Police Court. He proved the ring and cigarette holder
had been given to him, and the charge ot larceny was dis
Miss De Grey said that Deering was a victim of the
opium habit , and, when under the influence of that drug,
became violent.
Deering said that Miss De Grey not only ate opium, but
other drugs also.
Justice O’Reilly started to make out a commitment for
Deering on a charge of threatening to kill Miss De < tey.
Here Miss De Grey relented, and asked permission to
withdraw the complaint.
Sallie Stickney, the once famous
equestrienne, died in this city on Tuesday last, arid was
buried Thursday by the Actors’ Fund. She had been sick
and in extreme poverty four months. In her day Sa lie
cut a sensational figure in amusement circles he-e. In
1831, when Cooke’s Royal Circus was playing at Nlblo’s,
Ella Zoyara was the craze. She rode barebacked horses
all one season, and the public only discovered that their
idol was a man when Salhe Stickney eloped with cm ah
Kingsley in October, 1861. Kingsley was a handsome
young lellow in private life, but not quite as fascinating
as when he rode horses as Ella Zoyara. The couple went
almost immediately to Australia. Sallie returned alone
In 1869, and for a time played in New York circus compa
nies. she had been forgotten many years until her death
recalled the name.
Josh Hart, manager of the Harlem
Theatre Comique, was robbed of six overcoats last week.
Th.eves entered his residence, No. 27 East Forty-sixth
street, some time after midnight Saturday and, appro
priating the contem s of the hat-rack, made their escape.
Mr. Hart declares that he doesn’t mind the loss or the
overcoats in the least, but some valuable business docu
ments were carried, away in the pockets of one of the
coats. He feels sure that these papers have been over
looked by the thieves, or that chivalry and honor pathe
tically referred to in “Dick Turpin” and kindred works
would have induced the robbers to have returned them.
Numerous valuable ornaments in the parlors and
throughout the house were undisturbed.
The funniest theatrical war, mention of
which has already been made in this column, is still wag
ing in Indianapolis between Dickson’s opera house and
the Times of that city. The theatre continues to occupy
its advertising space in the paper, not for the purpose ot
announcing its entertainments, however, but to state
that the comments of* the Times are unfavorable because
the managers of the theatre do no extra advertising with
the paper nor admit its attaches on passes. The space, it
is explained, is used simply because an old contract com
pels the managers to pay for it. The Times strikes back
by placing at the head of its criticisms a notice that the
column is not edited by the “dramatic critic” of the
opera house.
Green-room gossip in the French capi
tai is taken up with an extraordinary case of assault.
M. Chambery, an actor at the Varieties, was returning
home when he was set upon by a ruffian and badly
knocked about. The assailant turned out to be a fen
cing-master named Trouchet. He pretended he had mis
taken his man, but it transpired that he bad been
paid by “somebody” to do it. Chambery has made a
tiit by' his grotesque imitations of Sarah Bornhardt.
This is supposed to be the cause of the outcry.
Whether true or not, Trouchet was sentenced to six
months’ imprisonment and 2,000 francs damages, a
punishment which he richly deserved.
Mr. John E. Owens, the comedian,
who has been sick at Iris country residence for some time,
has been brought to his city home, No. 205 St. Paul
street. Baltimore. His wife accompanied him. Mr. Solo
mon King, an ol<! friend of the veteran actor, was at the
house on St. Paul s rcet in waiting for his friend, and
gave him a cordial greeting when he arrived. Mr. King
stated that Mr. Owens was decidedly better. He is still
unable to walk up i-t iirs, but can move about th? room
as nimbly as ever. His mind is as clear as a whistle and
his conversation is as sparkling and merry as ever.
Lawrance Barrett, the actor, has been
talking to a lepcrter, and gives to the world the informa
tion that lie is now a vegetarian. It appears that he met
a physician who told him that. Americans ate altogether
too much underdone beet, and ruined their lives thereby.
Bairett at once determined to leave off beef eating anil,
although the struggle was hard, tie has finally conquered,
and says he believes the vegetable diet has improved his
There is a report that Mr. Henry E.
Abbey has entered into arrangements for the building of
a large combination theatre at the corner of Eighth ave
nue and Thirty-fourth street. H this rumor turns out to
have a good foundation the city will be pretty well sup
plied with popular-priced combination houses. There
can hardly be a better place for the erection of one of
these establishments than the spot selected for this one.
“Nadjesda,” which was produced at
the London Haymarket Theatre, has been withdrawn by-
Maurice Barrymore, on account of the opposition claque
at this hou e, which has rathe? queered the play. The
hiding and hooting on the first night, they say, was oc
casioned by a crowd who wanted to dr.ve out the present
lessees, so that other people may get the theatre.
Gerald Eyre died of pneumonia. He
drank t( o much and took too much violent exercise with
Clarence Whistler, the wrestler, who was in training.
Whistler (took cold and died in the same way as Eyre a
week later.
It is reported that an opera singer of
Milan, named Borglri. is about to bring a suit against the
executors of the late King Alfonso in behalf of an illegiti
mate child, alleging that Alfonso was its father.
Max Strakosch takes a portion of the
American Opera Association company on the road next
week. There will be sixty people, under the business
management of Mr. M. F. Tobin.
Harry Brown begins a starring tour
January 18, in a new musical comedv, by Wm. Gili, en
titled, “Aphrodite; or, Still in the Ring.” Mr. Janies
B. Dickson will be the manager.
Mrs. Victoria Morosini-Schilling says
she will remain on the stage long enou.h to get rich, and
then buy a “ little duck of a farm” and retire to it with
The differences between Harrigan and
Hart are likely to be arranged, and it is on the cards that
the latter will shortly rejoin his former partner.
Annie Robe has returned to the cast
of Hoodman Blind, being now in perfect health. Helen
Russell in consequence retires for a time.
Katy Putnam announces that she will
not ret ire from the stage, in spite of the $250,000 given
her by the generous Montana miner.
Jerome Eddy says Kyrle Bellew, on
Broadway, is very liable to be mistaken for a book ped
dler or ah insurance canvasser.
Stanley McKenna read his play, Ryllia
Dark, to Mme. Janish, who is greatly pleased with it.
Tlic Officer’s Choice.
Julia Carrian was charged with neglecting her
children. The father couldn’t be found, and Officer
Young hitched on to the mother, and held her
responsible for the father's neglect. The father,
Officer Young believed, lived in a low lodging-house
in Oliver street. The officer said he found the
child of defendent in a saloon selling Christmas
cards at twelve midnight, and arrested him. He
went to No. 3 Monroe street in the basement and
found the mother and three other women drunk.
When Officer Young wont in and announced his
business, they made a circle, placed a seat in the
centre, asked him to be seated, and told him to sort
out the best looking for his behoof. Mr. -Young
was t *» modest to accept.
" Did the mother make any statement to you ?”
asked the Court.
“ She said there was no harm in the boy being
out, he wasn’t out to steal.”
“ I work hard for my living,” said the woman,
• • and lor my children. What they do in school
hours I don't know. AU I can say I’m the mother
of ten children.” (
•• Where are they ?” asked the Court.
“ Four in the asylum.”
“ The other six ?”
“ In Heaven.”
“So,” said the Court, sending her to the heaven
on the Island.
Wlb Wwn.
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Christmas fob Horses.—The New
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over this year. Not only old and young folks,
men and women, boys and girls, children and
babies have felt the spirit of kindly good cheer,
but even our dumb animal servants have had
something to be thankful for as well. Thousands
of thorn this past year have been emancipated
from a terrible cruelty and a horrid fate ; for
there is, and can be no worse fate or greater afflic
tion than to be sick, and then, in addition, to be
tortured with villainous drugs, and in sheer igno
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thousands of the most intelligent and extensive
stock owners and breeders have long since dis
carded every other method and rely upon the
Veterinary Specifics; even the cavalry officers of the
United States army have endorsed and recommended
them. Not only do tho Specifics cure promptly, but
they are given without the least trouble or delay,
and are indeed a blessing for which to be thankful.
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The Herald says that a bottla of Db.
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will cure the worst case without capsules ornaa
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Excise CJases.
An Ordinary Glass—A Beer that is Mild*
William Blunt was charged with violating the Ex
cise law. Officer Rongler said he entered the place.
Blunt was behind the bar selling liquor. He got a
glass of liquor and paid for it, and drank it on the
premises. It was an ordinary glass.
Fined $lO.
John Horn keeps a lager beer saloon at No. 940
Washington avenue. He appeared by counsel, who
convicted him. Officer Kavanagh said he entered
tho place on Sunday. Defendant was behind tho
bar, and he gave him a glass of lager.
“What time did you go on duty, officer ?” asked
“len o’clock."
“This was six o’clock. Had you been on duty all
the time ?”
“With the exception of being at dinner, two
hours," said the officer.
“How many drinks had yon taken.?”
“Three upto that time.”
“What did you ask for?”
“Lid you see where he took it from ?”
“Did he take it from a bottle or keg ?”
“He went to the end of the bar.”
“How did you get in ?”
“Through the hallway.”
“You asked for lager ?”
“Yes, sir.”
“Is this a licensed place?"
“I don’t know," said the officer. “I did not see
any license.”
That ended the case.
The charge was selling liquor, being licensed, in
violation of the law. There was no proof of license,
ergo, no violation of the law, as charged.
The justices commenced to consult to acquit,
when counsel broke in—
“ We admit selling one glass of beer, but not lager.
We have the brewer here; it was the same as weiss
bier. If you want any evidence, we will produce
the brewer.”
Counsel then called his client to tip stand with
the court asking a defence to bo put in, and said he
was licensed.
‘•ls there any way of getting into your private
apartments but through the saloon ?”
“No, sir.”
“And that is the reason you were there ? What
kind of beer did you sell ?”
* Hersclibraken beer.”
•• He called for what?”
“This is a brewing, simply the same as weiss
beer ?”
“ Yes, sir.”
•* How many glasses can a man take of it?” askod
“Thirty or thirty-five.”
“And not become intoxicated ?”
“No, sir.”
••How do you know ?’’ asked Justice Kilbreth.
“I have drank thirty glasses,” said defendant.
“Being licensed, don’t yen know you had no
right to sell anything on Sunday ?”
“No, sir."
Fined S3O.
A Ball of Character.—The Prospect
Association will have a grand masked ball at the
Academy of Music, with which Nilsson Hall will be
connected, on the 4th of February. Tho manager
of this ball is G. H. Huber, who thoroughly under
stands the conduct of a ball of popular character.
The Prospect Association has had a number of balls,
and the public perfectly understand the excellence
of the character of these balls.
The 2Etna Social- Club will give its
Third Annual Reception at Lyric Hall, Forty-second
street and Sixth avenue, on next Wednesday even
ing, and a good time is promised to all those who
attend. The former receptions of this club have
been universally successful and their object is to
make this one more pleasing than those which have
preceded it.
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A Large Order.—The advantages of
advertising are strikingly illustrated in the order
just received by Mr. S. R. Niles, the Boston adver
tising agent, for one insertion of an advertisement
in one publication for $2,000. This is probably the
largest order ever given for one insertion of an ad
vertisement, and shows the extent to which adver
tising is done by those who appreciate its benefits.
Interesting Balls.—The thirteenth
masked ball of “ L’Amitie ” will take place to-mor
row (Monday) evening at the Academy of Music.
The society has also engaged Nilsson Hall. The
Amitie Association always gives interesting balls.
■Wlien. CJiiavley is Temperate.
Charles Masner and his wife Anna Maria quar
reled, she said, at their residence, No. 613 East Ninth
street, on the 29th of December. He broke tho
table, then took tho legs off, and with one of them
broke her head.
” What was the occasion of using the legs on yonr
head ?” asked the Court.
“That’s just it. I’d like Charley to explain,” said
Anna Mariar.
“There was no reason ?” remark <d the Court.
“Nothing in the world,” said znni Maria.
“Isn’t it a fact that your husband Charley is a
temperate man ?” said counsel.
“Yes,” said Anna Maria, “'cept when be can’t
get '•
“Stop—slop,” said counsel; “just answer my
“Your husband does’t drink ?”
“ When he can’t get it,” said Anna Mariar.
“ You never saw Charley drunk ?” said counsel,
trying to soothe her.
“No; but I’ve seen him as supple as a saugh
whan. I think a man in that condition is drunk,"
said Anna Maria.
“ That’s the only complaint you have to make,
Mrs. Masner ?” said counsel. “ When he takes a
drop ho is limber ?”
*' No, sir.”
“What else ?"
’* When ho commences to drink he doesn't know
when to stop.”
“ And isn’t it a fact that you frequently get under
the influence of liquor, Mrs. Masner, and get as
limber as Charley ?”
“ No, sir; I am a hard-working woman. I may
drink a pint of beer at dinner with my child, but
that’s all.”
The defendant was put on the stand. He denied
assaulting his wife on the day in question. Never
abused his wife, The greatest assault he ever com
mitted on his wife was a Kiss. Was that unholy ?
he asked Justice Patterson. Tho expression of that
gentleman’s feelings c&uld not be seen through the
green goggles.
“ What are your wife’s habits ?” asked counsel of
the man.
“ Once or twice a week she gots full,” said
“Is she quarrelsome when in that condition ?”
“ Yes, sir.”
“ And you are sure you did not strike her ?”
“ Yes, sir.”
He said he was a wood-turner, and worked evory
He was discharged conditionally, that he should
support his family. When man and wife and th©
two helpless children left the court, the man said
to her, after disgracing him he would see the wife
and children in Sheol before he would have any
thing further to do with them, and left his children
with the mother, crying, on tho stops leading to the
Ho was a fool.
All she noed do was to go back into court and make
complaint of abandonment, and then he was good
for a year on hard tack, hard labor and
to wash his “inner” if she went for him.
He is a fool to take that for a home, with’all its
But men and women will quarrel, and they suf
fer, and unfortunately they bring in others with
them in their domestic bickerings, the unfortunate
children, to suffer.
Everybody is hoarse. There never
was such a Winter for coughs and colds, and never
such a universal and urgent demand for Hale’s
Honey of Horehound and Tar.
Pike’s Toothache Drops euro in one minute.
_A_ Flovise Lover*
Frank D. Larza, a lad aged eighteen, was ar
rested on the charge of keeping a dance-house at
No. 79 Thompson street.
The Children’s Society's agent said the brother of
the defendant kept the place. They had dancing in
it. The officer of the society instead of giving his
testimony like an ordinary witness, leaned over the
bench, talking like a man at the bar drinking and
what he said was indistinctly heard.
Mr. Gerry’s society men are no better than offi
cers of any other society or a police officer. They
should be made to give their testimony like other
men. The officer (Stocking) said it was not a decent
place—young girls visited it. Last Saturday even
ing ho entered the place and found girls dancing.
The society had received complaints about the
bouse being frequented by young girls.
“ Without company ?” said Justice Patterson.
“Yes, sir,” said Mr. Stocking. “The mother
took one of the girls out Saturday night.”
Tho mother came up to the stand and said she
took her daughter out, but she was never there be
fore. The girl was coming out as she went in. She
did not know of girls going there.
Justice Murray asked her if she did not know it
was a bad place ?
Counsel said the grand secret was this: The
young gentleman at the bar was keeping company
with tho daughter of the lady that had just left the
stand. She went in to see him, but not for the pur
pose of dancing. Defendant was a decent young
man,and he was waiting on a decent young girl. He
hardly thought it cruelty to children for a girl to
step in to see her beau, when he couldn’t come out
to see her. The brother, who was proprietor, hap
pened to bo out that evening. It would be hard to
punish this young man because his girl, Miss Hen
nessey, dropped in to see him when he was engaged
in business and couldn’t go to her, and the mother
had no complaint to make. If that was a violation
of law counsel wanted to know.
The court held that it was by imposing a fine of
Will Miss Hennessy go again to see Frank?
What he Eats and Drinks.—To be a
healthy and happy people, we have got to take care
of our diet. What he eats and what he drinks
should be the most im ortant subject of a man’s
consideration; for, if his digestion is in good condi
tion, his morals are the same. In America, people
are in such a hurry to got their work.done and their
money made that they neglect their food, and when
they have accumulated their fortunes they haven’t
the health to enjoy them. They have kept up their
working powers on stimulants, tea or coffee, that
ruin the digestion and play the mischief with the
liver, instead of drinking Baker’s soothing and
wholesome Breakfast Cocoa, which digests itself
while it nourishes the body.
“Oive Him a Year.”
William Carr, a little shaver, was charged with
stealing a dollar’s worth of buttons from a show
case that he bad broken open at the door entrance
to’ the store, He was chased, and in the ran he lost
his hat and a shoe. Half an hour after, the officer
arrested him with one shoe on and hatless. Brought
back to the store ho was identified as the young
The mother came on the stand, and said ho had
always been a good boy, and had never been arrest
ed before, but concluded very calmly for a mother :
“Give him a year.,”
The court called the boy up and questioned him
closely. They were of the impression that ho had
been previously before them.
“Don’t you remember being before Judge Patter
son ?” asked the court.
“No, it wasn’t me, it was my brother,” said tho
“Is he older than this boy ?" asked the court.
“Yes, sir; but he has got to be a good boy again ”
said the mother.
“ How old is this boy ?”
“Thirteen. Give him a year," said the mother,
very cooly.
The court decided otherwise. They discharged
the little fellow, telling him if again arrested, he
would be held till he was twenty-one years of age.
It must be a very bad home that is worse than a
public institution.
Tho very next case called was a man charged with
neglecting bis children. He said:
“ Yes, when I was sick in the hospital my boy
was taken from me; he had no home. They dis
charged him when I got better, and he came out to
mo a thief, and the boy is not fourteen.”
That was not complimentary to be bluntly told
in open court to the administrators of Justice.
A Case of Despair.—A book agent
came up to the bar and pleaded guilty in failing to
make a proper accounting.
••I was forced to do it,” said the man, crying.
He said he held the money back for his family’s
The complainant could not say that the man was
ever under the influence of liquor, and wanted to
withdraw the charge. |
The wife was called up and asked the habits of
her husband. She held a child in her arms, and
dragged another at her foet.
She said her husband didn’t mean to steal: they
were in want, and he appropriated his percentages
and a portion of the principal to save them from
death by starvation. Her husband intended to re
fund the money as soon as he could make sales on
his book. Her husband was an honest man, but
out of work; he had tried everything down to this
book-agency business.
The complainant withdrew the charge.
Mi’s. Godfrey’s Troixlxles.
Mrs. Godfrey employed Mrs. Baron as cook, and
her husband to do chores about the house. She
wave them a room In the basement, with flro and
gas found. They had not been long with her when
they turned out to be a drunken, shiftless, and very
independent couple. She was not strong enough to
put them out of the house, and site thought she
would try the strong arm of the law to get rid of
She applied to Justice Mon ell for a warrant to
dispossess them. He heard her story, and told her
there was no remedy in his court for her,
they were not tenants, but domestics, and she
must put them out herself.
She couldn’t, she was a weak woman.
Then she applied to the captain of the precinct
for an officer to put the couple out. The captain
heard her story and finally told her he couldn’t
interfere, as long as there was no tumult in the
She then went back to the Fifty-seventh street
court, and it so happened that she came across Joe
Martin, who can pockot all the lawyers around that
"It's your house?” said Joe.
“Yes,” replied Mrs. Godfrey meekly.
“Then you fire the duffers out,” said Joe.
“But I am a woman, I can’t do it,” said Mrs.
“Let me see,” said Joe to himself, casting his eye
around the court-room. It lighted on Andy Don
nelly, a tall, strapping Irishman, who would be no
mean man before Sullivan, the slugger. He beck
oned to Andy, and when he came up Joe says:
“Andy, my boy, d’ye want a job ?”
Of course he did, and “axed” what it was and
what would be coming to him. Joe told him it was
to bounce two loafers out of the lady’s house; he
could make the bargain for the “grand bounce”
himself. The terms were satisfactory, $lO, and an
ticipating warm work, he told the lady to wait ten
minutes until he had fixed himself for the job be
fore him. After he had been thoroughly primed
Andy accompanied the lady to her residence, and
lost no time in getting to work. Mr. Baron was a reg
ular hogshead and when he interfered, a push sent'
him rolling on the floor. The woman was a light
weight and had more vim, but Andy held her off
with one arm, and tossed the household goods as
fast as he could catch them,through the window, in
the street. A crowd gathered, and Mrs. Baron was
in a quandary; if she fought Andy, the probability
was that the youngsters in the street would make
off with all she had, and she wilted. And she and
her husband left the house.
But next day she went to the Fifty-seventh street
Court and had Andy arrested on the charge of rob
bery. He was indicted, and lay seventeen days in
the Tombs, but Judge Cowing’s attention being
called to the case, he quashed the indictment and
discharged Andy. w
No sooner was Andy out of the Tombs than Mrs.
Baron went before the Police Justice and had him
arrested for assaulting her, and the story of Andy’s
experiences as a pro tern. City Marshal came up on
his trial at the Special Sessions.
Mrs. Godfrey said she employed Andy to give her
servants the “grand bounce.” He did not assault
the woman. She was forced to employ Andy to get
them out. When she told her servants that they
must leave, they replied that the mistress should
evacuate before they did.
Andy, in the vernacular of the court, wan “honor
ably discharged.”
It appears that ex-Justice Jtilius Langbein had
been counsel for Mrs. Godfrey, or at least he was
her friend. And this led to the episode.
Fifteen minutes after Andy's discharge Mr; and
Mrs. Baron were led into court prisoners, not com
plainants this time, and arraigned to answer the
charge of assaulting Mr. Langbein.
“ After the trial of Donnelly,” said Mr. Langbein,
“ Mrs. Godfrey asked my protection* The prisoners
followed abusing her. I said I should protect her
to the cars at Centre and Leonard streets* She was
intimidated by this man and his wife. They
obstructed them going down the steps of the
Tombs. I called Officer Walsh and asked him to be
kind enough to watch them in case anything hap
pened. We got as far as Leonard street when Mrs.
Baron struck me in the face, and followed it up by
three other blows in the face. , Then both man and
wife pitched in upon me and broke my hat. She
hit me six or seven times, when the officer rushed
up and arrested her.”
Citizen Kemmelstein saw the row from the Tombs
steps. Ho saw the lady strike the Judge and said:
“ I didn’t see much of him after that.”
“ I am all hero,” said the little ex-Judge smiling.
Man and wife were sent six months each to the
It is questionable if the conviction was legal, the
accused being entitled to a hearing before the
Police Justice before being committed for trial.
The code we believe gives the accused twenty-four
hours to prepare for trial. Here they didn’t have
fifteen minutes.
They received their deserts, but there was so
much haste about it that it gave the appearance of
Druggists all over the Union are
sending in heavy orders for Glenn’s Sulphur Soap
to Crittentou’s Central Medicine Warehouse, New
York, which is its depot of supply. Their customers
pronounce it an unequaled purifier.
Toni IXeilJLy’s New Year’s,
Tom Reilly made a New Year’s call on Barney and
Hugh Reid.
“I went into the Reids-house,” said. Tom, “an’
says I, ‘The top o’ the morning t’ ye; an’ may yese
never be widout a dollar in yere pouch, a sheet’
yera fut, an' the rent to.pay the landlord.’ ‘The
same t’ yersel, Tom Reilly,’ said the two brothers
Reid. They didn’t have a.private bottle, an’ they
sint out for some beer. Sitting at the table, Reid’s
wife asked for th’ loan o’, five dollars t’ th’ furst o’
the month. I tuk the five dollars an’ giv’ it to.the
wife, an’ said, • That’s a prisent for yese, Mistress
Annie.’ ‘An’ is it that yese ba-afther,’ said Mrs.
O’Reilly’s husband, as he came in with his’brother,
In a wink I wuz on the floor, an’ whin I got outside
there was twenty-five dollars.that should be in. my
pocket that w.uzu't there.”
«• How long did your call last ?” asked the Court.
“ I wint there at five.”
“ When did you leave ? *
“ Whin 1 was kicked out.”
“Did you.have anything to drink there?’’
“ Three times three pints o’ beer I paid for.”
Mrs. Ann Reid said Tom came in on New Year’s
and handed her five dollars as a present. Her hus
band said she should take no money from Tom.
Tom thought he was insulted, and got up and hit
her husband. Another woman got up and held
Tom, who hauled off to hit her husband, and she
got the “ fhist.” Then there was a row. Tom then
drew a pistol and said somebody was going to get
•‘ hurt.” Tom was then hustled out of the house.
“ Wasn’t it strange,” asked the Court, “ that Tom
should make you a present of five dollars ?”
“I thought it no harm to take it.”
•• Why did you take it ?”
“Tom wouldn’t take it back.”
The Reids were discharged.
Ayer’s Cherry Pectoral is recom
mended by physicians of the greatest eminence on
both sides of the Atlantic, as the most reliable rem
edy for colds, and coughs, and all pulmonary dis
orders. It affords prompt relief in every case. No
family should ever be without it.
The French Ball.—Beside tableaux,
caricatures, grand displays. State aud national
politics from a French view, comic marches, &c.,
the Cercle Francais de I’Harmonic have prepared a
number of novel surprises for their masquerade
ball cn January 18, the costumes for which were
all selected in Paris. In the Academy of Music
performances are to be given at regular intervals,
while in the Nilsson and Irving Halls novel enter
tainments will be going on simultaneously. The
Citizen Bicycle Club of this city have engaged the
Mozart and Rossini boxes for the night of the ball
and have invited the Massachusetts club of Bos
ton to occupy them jointly. This masquerade, it
is said, will be an effort to introduce and popu
larize the chief features of the Paris balls, the sup
per will be a la carte, the music supplied by three
orchestras, the merry-makers in fancy dress and the
dancers in mask. The number of prominent gen
tlemen having the affair in charge is a guarantee
that this will be the greatest masquerade ever
given by the Cercle Francais.
“Oub Council,”; No. 252, Royal Ar
canum, will give a grand concert, reception and
ball, at Lexington Avenue Opera House, on Jan
uary 22d. The affair will be managed by an enter
tainment committee, consisting of Augustus L.
Heckler, Harry S. Sanderson, Arthur C. Moreland,
John Wild, W. W. Tillctson, S. W. Lynch, W. D.
Pownall, Louis Mendel and Archie Stalker, who will
present an entertainment worthy of the occasion.
Prominent members of the order have intimated
their intention to attend, and the affair ia looked
forward to with great hopes of success.
Cm. .A,.
It is very seldom that the Dispatch relaxes from
the sedateness and dignity that befits its age and
position, but it did unbend itself somewhat last
Wednesday evening, on the occasion of the installa
tion of Coroner Ferdinand Lovy and the other
officera-elect of Stein wehr Post. Beethoven Hall
was filled at an efcriy hour with members of the
post, their families and friends. The installation
ceremonies were conducted by Past Department
Commander Jameo S. Fraser, who has few equals
and no superior in that line. The impressive
ritual of the G. A. R. provided for occasions of the
kind was gone through with in good style. At the
conclusion of the ceremonies Commander Levy,
Adjutant Alexander, and the other members of the
post devoted themselves to the entertainment of
their guests. They were ably assisted by two dis
tinguished “ outsiders,” Aiderman Divver and
Herr Emil Kosmak. It is unnecessary to say that
everybody had a good time. While the older
veterans chatted and told stories of days gone by
(some of which were probably more or less truthful),
the younger folks indulged in the “ mazy ” to an
unlimited extent. The sun arose in time to greet
the tired pleasure seekers as they wended their way
homeward, wishing long life and prosperity to
Steinwehr Post and its gallant commander.
The capacity of the Everett Assembly Rooms, in
Brooklyn, was severely tested on Thursday evening
last, when several hundred comrades and friends of
Rankin Post gathered there to witness the installa
tion of Commander Benjamin N. Woodruff and the
other officers-elect of the post. Previous to the in
stallation, a first-class literary and musical enter
tainment was given, in which Manager William H.
Friday and other talented artists took part. The
installation ceremonies were conducted in an im
pressive and dignified manner by General N. W.
Day, assisted by an efficient staff. At elevon o’clock
the floor was cleared and dancing began. The un
wearied disciples of Terpsichore kept up their de
votions until it was time for the ladies to go home
and kindle the fires for breakfast. Among the many
prom nent comrades and guests present were Past
Commanders Day and Odell, of John A. Dix Post;
Commander Holmes and Comrade W. S. Robinson,
of George B. McClellan Post; Past Commanders
Wild, L’Hommedieu, Walker and Perry and Mes
dames Eason, Parry and Bene.
Womans’ Relief Corps, No. 5, auxiliary to Mans
field Post, No. 35, of Brooklyn, recently met with a
serious loss by the death of Mrs. Louisa Sophia
Goodwin, wife of Comrade E. Court Goodwin, of
Mansfield Post. Mrs. Goodwin was an honored
member of the relief corps, and was respected and
esteemed by all the members of the post and the
corps, for her kindness of heart and amiable charac
ter. She left four young children to the care of her
bereaved husband. The funeral services were in
charge of the ladies of the relief corps, who turned
out to the number of more than one hundred. Mrs.
Goodwin was buried on Sunday last from her late
residence, No. 313 Leonard street, Brooklyn,, The
interment was at the Evergreens Cemetery,
The friends of Comrade J, A. Joel and his wife,
sympathize with them most sincerely in the loss
they have sustained by the death of their eldest
daughter, Millie, a charming and amiable girl of
sixteen years. Although her health had been bad
for some time, her death was sudden and unex
pected, She was buried in Cypress Hills Cemetery
on Tuesday last.
The funeral services over the body of Thomas
Holland, late a comrade of Reno Post, took place
from his late residence, No. 563 Third avenue, on
Wednesday last. The members of Reno Post at
tended the funeral in a body.
The following petition and context of a bill will
be presented- to the Legislature in a few days:
To the Honorable the Legislature of the Slate of New
Your memorialists respectfully present a pro
posed bill entitled, “ An Act to amend Chapter 410
of the Laws of 1884, entitled an Act to amend
Chapter 354 of the Laws of 1883, entitled an Act to
reguiate and improve the Civil Service of the State
of New York,” and ask for its passage.
The bill is in harmony with the principles stated
in the most recent platforms of both political par
ties in the State, and, while acceptable to the
organizations which we represent, preserves the
competitive principles of the Civil Service Law in
lull ioroe, except bo far as to give a preference to
such soldiers who may demonstrate their fitness
for positions in the public service of the State after
a competitive examination, while,, as between the
veterans themselves, it ensures the appointment to
office from among those only who rank highest.
In these respects it differs radically from the bill
of last Winter, and it is believed-will, for this rea
son, commend itself to all good citizens, who are
willing to have the State of New York give some
definite expression of its sense of obligation to the
veterans of the late war.
Thomas B. Odell,
Chairman General Committee
G. A. R. Veterans’ Bights Union.
Dated New York, January 7, 1885.
An Act.lo amend Chapter 410 of the laws of 1884,
entitled “An Act to amend Chapter3s4 of tho laws
of 1883, entitled ‘An Act to regulate and improve tho
Civil Service of the State of New York.' ”
The people of the State of New York, represented
in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows :
Seo. 1. Seo. 4 of Chapter 410 of the laws of 1884,
entitled “An Act to amend Chapter 354 of the laws
of 1883, entitled ‘An Act to regulate and improve
the Civil Service of the State of New York,’ ”
is hereby amended so as to read as follows:
Sec. 4. In grateful recognition of the services, sac
rifices and sufferings of persons who served in the
army or navy of the United States in the late war,
and have been honorably discharged therefrom,
they shall be certified as such by the Examiner or
Board of Examiners, as the case may be, to the appoint
ed officer or other appointing power, and shall be pre
ferred for appointment to positions in the Civil Ser
vice of the State and of the cities affected by this
act, and the several acts hereby amended, over all other
persons, though not graded higher than others so
examined and certified, provided their qualifications
and fitness shall have been ascertained, as provided un
der "this act and the several acts hereby amended,
and the person thus preferred shall not be disquali
fied from holding any position in said Civil Service
on account of his age, nor by reason of any physical
disability, provided such age or disability does not
render him incompetent to perform the duties of
the position applied for.
Seg.. 2. Said Chapter 410 of the Laws of 1884 is
hereby amended by adding thereto the following :
Sec. 5. Whenever it shall appear, after a compe
titive examination for appointment to a position in
the Civil Service of the State or of the cities affected
by this act and the several acts hereby amended,
that more than one such honorably discharged sol
dier or sailor is qualified to fill the same, the Exam
iner or Board ot Examiners, as the case may be,
shall certify for appointment to the appointing offi
cer or other appointing power all of such honorably
discharged soldiers or sailors whose qualifications
and fitness have been ascertained as aforesaid, spe
cifying their respective grades in such examination,
and in such case the appointment shall be made
Irom among those so certified who are graded high
est as the result of such examination.
The installation of the officers of John A. Dix
Post, No. 135, took place last Tuesday evening, un
der the direction of Gen. N. W. Day, who was the
installing officer. There was also a very enjoyable
literary and musical entertainment, conducted by
Comrade David S. Brown. Among those who took
part, were Mesdames Kirpal, Hoffman and Love,
and Messrs Condit, Dunman, Latham and Foinin
ger. Commander Stewart, Adjutant Roberto, Com
rades Benjamin, Brown and Day, were übiqitous,
and the guests received every possible attention.
Among the prominent Grand Army men present,
were Commanders J. Wesley Smith, Lord, Blair,
Butler, Appleby, Walton, Stiner, Reed, Reddy, Cot
trill, Holmes, Dick, Kidder and Brown. Brooklyn
was represented by Comrades Woodruff, Dubey,
Kay, Bell, Little, Matteson, Burdick aud others.
The collation which concluded the pleasures of the
evening was very elegant, and was furnished by
Mazzetti, the popular caterer, in his artistic style.
The installation of Commander Kloeber and bis
fellow officers of Koltes Post, took place at the
Germania Assembly Rooms, on Friday evening.
Comrade Max Reece and Charles E. Appleby, offici
ated as Installing Officer and Officer of the Day.
The veterans of Koltes Post turned out in force as
they always do, and the occasion was an affair that
will not soon be forgotten by those who took, part
in it. Brief addresses were made by Comrades
Reece, Cassard, Weeks, Kloeber and others,, and the
Koltes Post Band enlivened matters with, some of
its excellent music. When the ceremome&closed an
informal reception was held, and a warm greeting
was extended to the friends and guests of the post.
Comrade Feldstein was here, there and everywhere,
and did not allow dull care to sit down upon his
friends. In addition to those already mentioned,
the following well known comrades were present:
Commanders Martin Short and ; B,.S. Heilferty, and
Comrades Frank Bury, Herman Thum and J. J.
Comstock. The installation was a highly su>
cessful and enjoyable affair.
The officers elect of General Michael Corcoran
Post, wore installed by D. J- Mallon, of Lafayette
Post, at their headquarters, No. 189 Bowwy, on
Wednesday evening last. Among those present
were Commanders McKean, Phillips, Lee and
McEntee, Past Commanders Isaacs and Appleby,
Assistant Quartermaster-General Cavendy, and
comrades from Horace Greeley, Kennedy, Rawlins,
Shields and other pos'ts.
Commander Woodhead, of Thatford Post, installed
the new officers of Cushing Post last Monday
evaning. The retiring commander, C. 11. Smith,
was presented with a gold watch and chain by
Past Department Chaplain J. M. Foster in behalf
of *tho members of the post. A splendid collation,
prepared by the Ladies’ Aid Society of the post,
W as heartily enjoyed by tho comrades and their
The officers of General James McQuade Post were
installed on Wednesday evening. Those ef George
G. Meade and James C. Rice Posts Were installed on
Friday evening.
Department Chaplain E. Livingston Alien has
been elected Chaplain of the State Senate. He
announced the fact in the following oharketeristio
dispatch : “Eligot there because the * boys’ push ad
it and the Senators stood by us in a severe fVght.
Thanks to all who helped.”
A public installation of officers of James 0. Ric<
Post, and complimentary entertainment to their
lady friends, was Isold at tho Grand Opera House,
Eighth avenue, corner of Twenty-third street, on
Friday evening, January Bth, 1886. There was a
very largo attendance present. The affair was
opened by Past Department Commander James B.
I‘raser installing tho officers. Comrade John Munro
assisted, acting as his Offices' of the Day. After
the installation ceremonies their friends were en
tertained by the Hawthorne Dramatic Association
and other noted talent. Refreshments were then
served by the Committee of Rusher's, Com. Van Hor
son chairman. Alter I'efreshmeuts, labor was again
resumed by clearing the' hall for dancing. Com.
John J. Morris led the mkroh, and kept the - boys
jumping until nearly sixteen o’clock in the mo-rn
ing, and the way they got around on that floor
proves conclusively that the old boys can yet shako
a foot, notwithstanding a majority of them a&9
grandfathers or old bachelors— willing'lo be “G. F.’ r
Tho affair all through was an 'enjoyable' oue, all
rolling home in the snow, happy in the thought
that they had a delightful time.
Phil. Kearney Post had a publid installation on*
tho 7th inst., and as our correspondent wks'there;-
he says that it was one of the best public installa
tions that ho has ever witnessed. The installing l ,
officer was Commander Thomas B. Odell, of John A;
Dix Post, and he spread himself in hls addfess to'
tne now Commander, Major Joseph H. Stiner.
When he delivered the gavel to him to take charge'
of his post, tho new officers of the post all looked
well and had on new uniforms for the occasion, and
the post room was very nicely decorated with"flags.
There were a great many ladies present to gr£ce the
occasion, and to make the old boys feel that they
could fight the old battles over again in tho pres
ence of tho fair ones who attended the iustallatfon.
After the services of installation, Comrade J. W.
Crawford, Aide-de-camp to the Commander-in-Chief,
delivered a poem and sang a song, Past Command
ers Reod, Langbein, Phillips, Bullard and Patrick >
addressed tho post. The Misses Mackey sang ad lie 6 ‘
and Captain Kelby recited tho “March to the Sea.”
Commander Stiner was called upon and gave an
illustration of the objects of the Grand Army and ’
its benefits and charities, and was loudly applaud-'
ed. The camp-fire being over the comrades assisted
to entertain the fair sex with the banquet which
was in waiting in the outer room. Among the’
comrades present with their wives aud sweethearts
were McDonald and wifo, Senior Vice-Commander
Golding and daughter. Junior Vico Tober and wile,
Miss and Mrs. Tober, and a great many others, who '
all voted that Phil Kearney No. 8 was a success in '
their first public installation. We wish them and
their now Commander, Major Stiner, success for
the coming year.
Winchester Post gave a concert and Installation
last Friday evening, in which the post talent.which
is numerous, and some of tho lady friends took
part. Prof. Loretz, organist, gave some musical
selections, followed by Miss Kirby, a charming so
prano. Then Miss Duffield, with a friend, Bang a
duet, and with recitations from many others. Com
rade Roberts, the wit and burlesque Dutch orator
and comic singer, gave a very amusing description
of Schneider’s New Year’s calls, bringing in several
of the prominent members of tho post, which was
received with good nature on the part of all Jthose
who caught the drubbing.
Schneider says no one doubts his insanity, and
he Is not accountable for what he says.
The officers of Barbara Frietchie Woman s Relief
Corps, No. 8, to the G. A. R., were installed at a joint
installation of post and corps, held on Wednesday
evening, Jan. 6th, by Commander Shepherd and
staff. An entertainment followed, which was en
joyed by all present. The officers for the coming
year are : President—-Mrs. Hannah Butcher; S. V.
President, Mrs. Elizabeth Swan; J. V. President.
Mrs. Lent; Secretary—Mrs. Mary L, Manee; Treas.
urer—Mrs. Julia Allen; Chaplain—Mrs. Isabella
Wares; Conductress—Miss Jennie Butcher; Assist
ant Conductress, Miss Sarah McDermott; Guard-
Mrs. Agnes Hunt; Assistant Guard, Mrs. Nellie But
The officers of Winchester Post, of Brooklyn, were
installed at their spacious rooms corner Bedford
and Fulton avenues, on Thursday evening, by the
Senior Vice-L »partment Commander, Comrade C.
W. Cowtan. The installation was open to tho public
and was followed by an abmirably selected enter
tainment, consisting of piano selections, duetts, re
citations. &c The rooms were crowded with the
comrades and their friends, and the affair did not
end until a late hour.
The installation of officers of G. B. McClellan Post
took place on Wednesday evening, 6th inst. Com
rade N. W. Day, installing officer. The rooms were
packed with the friends of the post. It begins tha
ne w year under very auspicious
having for their Commander that well-known com--
rade, W. J. Holmes, whose past record as a success
ful Post Commander is well known in the G. A. R-. w
and he is well supported by an efficient corps of offi
cers, among whom we find that worker, S.
as 8. V. C. This post promises in the near future to>
take the front rank in the department. Among
those present at the installation were Commander*
Blair and McKeen, A. Q. M. Gen. Cavendy, Com
mander Stewart, and many more whose names I
failed ,1 . ■ * • ’ •
our lat
was als •»
members of Rankin rost «.**<-.»
Judson Kilpatrick Post, No. 143, will have a pub
lic installation, invitation ball and banner presenta
tion, at Sulzer’s Harlem Casino, io-morrow evening.
The banner ia a very handsome one, and is the gift
of the Commander elect, Samuel H. Bailey.
The public installation, entertainment and hop of
Oliver Tilden Post will take place at Sherwood’s
Washington Hall, in 166th street, on Tuesday even
ing next. Comrades are cordially invited to at- .
Farragut Camp, S. O. V., will have their auuir&J
installation and ball on Wednesday evening next;
at Adelphi Hall, Broadway and Fifty-second street;.
Mrs. M. E. Denison, Department Inspector of th®..
Woman’s Relief Corps, has returned to her home .
in. this city and will be happy to meet the pros!-,
dents of corps at their earliest convenience, to
dates for the coming inspections, She reports the ,
corps as being in a flourishing condition through.- .
out this Department.
Tho officers of John E. Bendix Post will bo pub
licly installed at their headquarters, Mailing’s,
Grand Boulevard Hotel, on Tuesday evening next.
A cordial welcome will be extended to comrades..
Mansfield Post has leased the old Forty-seventh
Regiment Armory, corner of North Second'street
and Bedford avenue, late Fourth street, Brooklyn,
and now have a dozen men working and making al-,
terations, etc. The post has appointed a compsitte®
of twenty-five to make arrangements for the instab
lation of officers, which will take place ou the.even
ing of the 19th. The Mansfield Ladies' Relief Corps
will also install their officers the same evening, at
the same hall, which is called Grand Army. Hall.
Mrs. Sarah C. Departmsnt President,
will be present and install the officers of the relief
A public installation, banner presentation, sup
per and ball, will be given to-morrow evening by
the Kilpatrick Post, at Sulzer’s Harlem Casino. Tho
ceremonies which will be very imposing, will com
mence promptly at 9P. M. Sam. Bailey, th.e newly
elected Commander, and the entire are
working with might and main to make,, the affair
the “ event of the season ” in Grand Army circles.
Mrs. .jTttinUo.
Since the death of P. T. Barnum has been
negotiating with the directors of the. London Zoo
logical; Garden for the purchase of Alice, the late
Jumbo’s associate, or hie “wife,” as the English
people seemed to consider, hot, and has finally con
cluded the sale. Alice, it wilj. be remembered, was
the constant companion of Jumbo for many years,
and is the elephant that exhibited so much distress
when separated from her. big spouse. She is qpito
a large animal, standing nearly as tall as Jumbo
himself, and will no doubt excite much curiosity.
She is represented as kind* docile, affectionate and
playful, and particularly attracted toward children.
Her arrival is expected about March 1, in.time for
the oponing of the Barnum and London sjaows.
The Old Guaed Ball.— Among fiiia
most notable festive gatherings whiejh occur annu
ally in Now York, ia the ball of th£ Old Guard. It
is always attended by a large repyesentation of the
wealth, culture and respectability of both sexes of
this city and vicinity. At no.ball of the season do
the ladies make a greater display of rich, costumes,
and no ball is more thoroughly enjoyed by those in
attendance. The Old Guard Ball will take place
this year in the Metropolitan Opera House, Thurs.
day, January 21st. Nothing hAS been left undone
by the committee of arrangements which could aid
in making tho coming 99® 9? the memorable
social evehfa

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