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People's Theatkb. — The fireman’s
(Brama of "One of the Bravest, ’ had its final per
formance on th s stage last evening. The play,
flaring the week, was regarded with favor by nu
merous audiences, and its lurid and lively fire
feoene and other realistic effects, were duly appre
ciated. It is sufficiently sensational and melo
dramatic, and its comedy element ample and broad
enough to give the work the necessary flavor to
ftnake the performance suit the varying humor of
•skll classes of playgoers.
With a little pruning and revision “One of the
will doubtless achieve, on the road—the
object of its creation—profit to the author and man
ager and a satisfactory entertainment for the pub
For the current week, commencing to-morrow
Evening, Mr. Milton Mobies will be the attraction
and supported by Miss Dollie Nobles and his com
pany. will be seen in his sensational drama of
it* The Phoenix”—which will bo repeated every even
ing with all its original realism of scenic offset and
Matinees on Wednesday and Saturday.
The Casino.—“ Erminie” is still meet
ing with remarkable success, and at no time during
fihe run of the operetta, has the attendance been
jbetter than during the past week.
Manager Rudolph Aronron will make no change
-®or some time to come. He feels sanguine of playing
Erminie” throughout the Summer. The floral
display on the roof garden has been enlarged since
■«he opening and now includes many rare and
beautiful plants.
Quite a number of distinguished people have
'trecenfly witnessed “Erminie;” among them were
Governor Pattison, of Pennsylvania, and family, the
Prince and Suite, the Chinese Embassy,
1 Mayor Grace, and Judges Lawrence, Brady, Gilder
pleeve and Arnoux and their r spective families.
New Windsor Theatbb.—To-morrow
-jnight Manager Murtha will present a popular at
traction in Dion Boucicault’s picturesque Irish
(drama, “ The Colleen Dawn.” The piece will be
(given with handsome scenery and the following
excellent cast: Myles Na Coppaleen, Frank Drew;
liardress Cregan, E. J. Holland; Danny Mann, W.
JB. Cahill; Kyrle Daly, G. W. Leonard; Corrigan, R.
B. Lyle; Father Tom, Henry Braham; Bertie, Charles
“Woods; Eily O’Connor, Miss GWynne Cushman;
<Anne Chute, Miss Emma Pierce; Mrs. Cregan, Miss
Mai ion P. Clifton, and Shulah, Kate Mallon.
Manager Murtha has thus far had an unusually
Successful season, his profits exceeding his greatest
Anticipations. He will Keep the theatre open until
she middle of July, beginning his next season
JAugust 16th, with Frederick Warde as the attrac
Wallace's Theatre.—The perform
ance of “The Crowing Hen,” which is the English
wars ion of Audran's latest comic opera, has thus
Xar been witnessed by a succession of large audi
ences. It will probably hold the stage for some
time to come. Madame Cottrelly, as the Marquise,
feud Mr. De Wolf Hopper, as Gavaudan, have not
loeen seen to better advantage nor had more ample
*,opportunity for the display of their talents than in
£hls cast.
I When Hopper gets hold of a topical song he
pnakes it particularly lively for his audience in the
of an overflow of exhaustive hilarity,
“ACrowing Hen ” at the matinee on Saturday.
Third Avenue Theatre.—The “Big
t JFour” comedy and specialty company did a fairly
: sood week's business, and closed their engagement
>iast evening in the presence of a gratified audience.
To-morrow and every evening during the present
Wreck Miss Rose Lisle will inaugurate a brief season
'flu this stage, commencing with the drama of—
suggestive title for June—“A Sea of Ice.” Mr.
•Fred. Paulding, Walter Eytinge, Miss Alice Brookes
land others will support Miss Lisle in the cast.
The prices of admission have bean greatly re
duced, the auditorium is cool and well ventilated,
and there is no reason why, with the attractions
Manager Hill presenU each successive week, there
flmould not be received a large share of East-side
Matinees Wednesday and Saturday.
Bijou Opera House.—Oa Wednesday
evening last there were ten bridal couples seated in
the orchestra here, every one of them having come
tor the purpose of finding out what sort of a thing
**The Bridal Trap” was. By the aid of Syd Rosen,
ftld’s text and topical verses. Roland Reed instruct
ed them to their entire satisfaction, and they went
through the “Trap” with a ”tear-out-your-heart”
Seal befitting the occasion. “ The Bridal Trap” has
thus far attracted large and delighted audiences.
Tony Pastor's Theatre. — The per
fformance last evening of Dan Bully's “ Corner
Grocery” marked its withdrawal for the present at
'least—from this stage, where it has had a long and
Successful continuance.
Mr. Bully’s new play, “Daddy Nolan,” will be
on the 21st. He will appear in the title
ffole, and will be assisted by Master Malvey, Max
Arnold, Victor Harmon, Jay Hunt, Eugene Welling,
ton, J. J. Smith, Jr., Mrs. Nelson Kneass, Misses
Ethel Brandon and Katie Hart, and little Ada Nagle.
jXhe scenery prepared for the new play will, it is
Stated, present some novel and interesting stage
effects, among them a representation of the Brook.
*lyn Bridge, with the cars crossing it and the boats
flying beneath it
And Dan in person will see that everything Is in
proper trim to ensure a successful first night of this
Grand Opera House.—The revival of
dthe once popular drama “The Streets of New
York,” at this house, by Mr. George C. Boniface, at
tracted moderately-sized audiences. The cast was
/airly represented. Mr. Boniface’s performance of
Badger was of the old time regulation quality, and
/is such revived memories of the days when Johnny
{Mortimer, Joe Nagle, and a score of other bright
and shining lights of the stage had their “ whack”
at the character—always one after the other
“‘keeping in de middle of de road”—never devi
ating in gesture, business or make-up, from the
Crack of the original performers of the part in this
And as yet age has not withered this Badger, nor
custom staled its fossilized variety.
To-morrow evening a play entitled, “ Not One
“Word,’ will be the attraction. Its title is sugges
tive ol pantomime, but as the cast is asserted by
the management to be capably represented, every
body in it will speak the parts allotted them, with,
cut resorting to the dumb-show business.
•‘Not One Word” will be appropriately illustrated
’With new scenery and—let us hope there will be at
the close of the week “ Not one word ’ of censure
necessary in regard to its merit or performance.
Matinees on Wednesday and Saturday.
Theiss’s Alhambra Court.—Every
•week is a repetition of the last in its story of
•crowded audiences. The sliding-roof, the only one
in operation In the city, gives the great halls a cool
and enjoyable atmosphere. Mr. Frederick N. Innis,
the noted Trombone Virtuoso, made a decided
sensation last week; he will be heard again at each
performance during the present week. The usual
concerts by the orchestra will be given, and all the
'lady vocalists and eccentric comedians and
'specialists will add to the attractions of the enter
More than usually interesting concerts are an
nounced for this afternoon and evening.
Sans Souci. —All the standard attrac
tions win be continued here during the present
? week. Variety specialties, singing, dancing and
concerts by the orchestra will be heard every even
ing. The hall is nightly largely attended and the
performances are evidently greatly appreciated.
She Sans Souci is not open on Sunday.
Musical and Dramatic Items,
John Mazzanovich, scenic artist, died
Tuesday evening last at St. Elizabeth Hospital, in this
- city. 41 e was born in the Island ol Lazini, which is sit
uated on the Adr atic Sea, off the coast of Italy, thirty
year* ago. At the age of twelve years he came to this
country with bls parents and settled in Portland, Oregon.
Nine years later he joined the regular army in Arizona
and enzaged in several campaigns against the Indians.
V hile there he learned the art oi painting, from the sur
f-eon of the regiment, an amateur artist, and three years
ater, upon being honorably discharged from the army
he put it into practical use tn San Francisco, Cal at
Baldwin’s, the California and Brush street theatres, and
then oame to this city,entering the employ of LestenWal
lack, at the old theatre, corner Broadway and Thirteenth
In 1884 he began business w'th Homer F. Emmens.
and did contract work for all the theatres. One year ago
he left for Chicago, where he became the principal scenic
artist at Movickar s Theatre, and later on he went t<HJal
iform a, thinking that a better climate for his failing
health. Discovering that he was graduolly wasting
Away with consumption, he returned to New York and
<<lied five days after his arrival.
The deceased was legarded as the best exterior artist
|n the country, and the news Of bis death will be re
ceived with regret by the many friends in this city
Among the best specimens of Mazzanovich’s art were the
brook scene in “Rajah,** the scenery in the first acts of
*‘Falka’’ and “Nanon,” and the lane scene in “The
til ver King.” Funeral services were held at the Church
f t/.e Transfiguration, on Twenty-ninth street, on Friday
last. '
The Actors’ Fund of America held
their annual meeting at the Bijou Opera House last
reek. The reports of the treasurer, Mr. Samuel Colville,
and of the secretarj’ and assistant secretary were read
and accepted. The President, Mr. A. M. Palmer, com
tnented upon the doings of the Board of Trustees during
the past year and pointed out with great force the salient
ft aT . UI 3 s of the various reports. The announcement that
the bill authorizing the Mayor to pay to the fund without
consulting the Board of Apportionment, fifty per cent, of
the money derived from the taxation oi 1 New York the
aters had passed the Legislature at Albany and only
awaited the Governor s signature to become a law was
received with enthusiastic applause. Most of the old
Board of Trustees were elected, Mr. Palmer being again
the President and Mr. Colville the treasurer. The* meet
ing was in every way a satisfactory one and after a few
Desultory and rather aimless remarks about dramatic
th9P “ <l * ,ency
Manager A. M. Palmer, of the Madi
son Square Theatre, has already been given verbal no
tice that au appeal will oe made to the courts to restrain
him from producing the play, “The Great Pink Veari?
which met with some success at the Prince’s Theatre in
Lcnlon. It is claimed that the representation in
America would be an infringement on tne rights of tne
authors of a comedy known as “Mistaken Identity; or.
Ihe Great Blue Diamond,” which was suggested Dytne
English play. Interesting legal complications are
to an-e before the right to the play is settled. “ Mistaken
identity” is the joint property of Miss Emily Dudley, an
English actress, who came to the United States last
February, and G. O. Seilhamer, formerly a dramatic
critic of this city. They have copyrighted not only tne
name but the business of the comedy as it was done at
the Prince’s Theatre. No notes were taken of Manager
Bruce’s play, and it is represented to be in no respect a
copy, except as it comes from suggestion- It. is also
maintained that the literary rights under the copyright
laws are above the stage right and the proprietary in
terest Manager Palmer purchased irum the London
The first performance on the Ameri
can stage of “Le Marty re, ” is to be given by the Madi
son Souaro Theatre company, shortly, at McVicker’s 1 he
atre. Chicago, 111. “Le Martyr*” is a five act drama by
Ad' iphe D’Ennery and Edmond Tarbe, and was original
ly and successfully produced March sth last, at the Am
bigu Theatre, Paris The piece is taken from a romance,
the first trom M. D’Ennery's pen, written for that popu
lar sheet Le. Petit Journal, and is consinered by the Pa
risian reviewers to be a legitimate succ -ssor to “The Two
Orphans.’’ An English version, “The Wife's Sacrifice,
was recently played in London. The translation and
adaptation is by Mr. A. R. Cauzaran.
“Did you know,” said Mr. J. M. Hill
to a friend in Chicago, “that not long ago I came very
near embarking in journalism ?”
” Yoh amaze me ! ’ •
“ Yes, but It’s true. I made a bid for the controlling in
tere-t in the Boston Cflobe. a year ago last Winter, i of
fered $100;tXX) for $.85,000 worth of the stock. At that
time the pa; er had degenerated into almost nothing, but
I was satisfied it could be made a valuable property.
Well, I missed the chance ; other pari ies got the stock,
and the GWte is now one of the best newspaper properties
in Boston—yes, tor that matter, anywhere.”
A well known “Fake” walked into a
cigar shop yesterday, and asked :
“ Give me a ten cent cigar,” and puts down a twenty
cent piece.
He is given a cigar and ten cents in change. Suddenly
the man behind the counter discovers that the coin is a
“ This coin is bad, sir,” the clerk said.
“ You don’t say !”
Then he paid tor the cigar with the ten cents he re
ceived as change, and walked out.
Sara Bernhardt and Damala have
kissed and made fr.euds again. It may not be out of
place under these joyo is circumstances to recall an old
ben trot a o that went the rounds of the Parisian press
when they were married.
“ Have you heard that Sara and Damala are going to
marry ?”
" Yes ; I hear that she has told him everything.”
“What I everything I”
“ Yes, everythin r.”
" M»n Dieu ! what courage !”
“Ah, no, but what a memory I”
London playwrights seem to be busy.
Mr. Wilton Jones has just finished a new burlesque,
which he names “ Guv Fawkes, M. P.” “ Queen Mab” is
the title of a new play in preparation. A new farcical
comedy in rehearsal bears the title of “Jones’s Notes.”
Mr. Jo-eph Tabrar is the author of it. “ The Actor,” a
new play by T. Edgar .Pemberton, was produced at Bir
mingham. The plot is drawn from a German legend
adapted by Mark Twain. Mr. J. K. Jerome has just writ
ten a lever de rideau for the Globe Theatre. He names it
The sock—Latin soccus—was a low
heeled, light shoe worn by the ancient actor of comedy.
Buskin is a contraction of the old French brossequin, or
the Dutch brosskin. probably from the Latin byrsa.
leather. It was a half boot worn by the tragedian, and
at one time was called brodequin. As the Latin byrsa
gave us buskin, so the Dutch leer, or leder (leather), gave
leers and laars, meaning boots. The buskin typifies
A serio-comio and her latest mash
were taking a walk after the show She remarked: “You
never eat ice cream except in Winter, do you, love ?”
“01 course I do. Why do you ask ?’ he answered “Be
cause,’ she said, “ I have observed that it Is a co'.d day
when you buy any.” In eight minutes afterward she was
on her third plate of cream.
Tha Maxwell murder has furnished
the theme for a play called “The Great Trunk Mystery,’’
which has been drawing good houses at the Chestnut
Street Theatre, Philadelphia. It is not a blood and
thunder display, however, as might be imagined from its
tii le, but is filled with farcical situations which provoke
uproarious laughter.
Jack Haverly has gone into another
scheme. He has leased the Standard Theatre, in San
Francisco, which he b as forthwith rechristened Haver
ly’s Theatre. Mr. Frank McK<« has resigned his glitter
ing possibilities as general manager ot all of Mr. Hoyt’s
attractions to assume the direction of the new venture.
Manager Bidwell, of New Orleans, has
been hard at work booking attractions for next season,
and has thus far secured Edwin Booth, T. W. Keene,
Lawrence Barrett, Sarah Bernhardt, Louis James M.
Coquelm, and Robson and Crane. He will also have a
stock company at the St. Charles Theatre.
Henry E. Abbey sailed for South
America from Bordeaux, France. June sth. He will be
at Montevideo at the opening of the Beruharcit season.
In August he will return to London to arrange for the
Patti tour. Galassi and Scalchi have been engaged by
Mr. Abbey for the concerts.
The toreign contingent will be unusu
ally large next season. We shall have Bernhardt, Mrs.
Langtry, Wilson Barrett, the Meiningen Company, Miss
Fortescue, and an English comic apera company. Just
what Maurice Grau will bring over from Paris, of the mu
sical kind, is no-{certain.
Joe Jefferson is one of the wealthiest
actors in the world. He only plays about sixteen weeks
in the year, and this afford him all that he needs
for hia yearly maintenance, without at all impairing his
capital. His fortune is variously estimated at from
S4OO/ OO to $600,0X).
The profits of the different theatres in
Philadelphia the past season, as quoted by our corre
spondent, are : Arch Street Theatre, $16,000; the Na
tional. $35,000;.the Walnut Street Theatre. $12,000; Mc-
CaulFe Opera House, $25,0j0; Carncross Minstrel Hall'
W. O. Cowper’s new play, “Florell,”
was produced in Fall River with moderate success last
week, under the management of C. P. De Garmo Viola
Allen played the principal part. Mr. Cowper claims to
have a date at the Lyceum Theatre at the end of the
Henry Irving hotly denies that he
ever acted in bmlesque with scantily-clad actresses. “ I
have in my time been glad to take humble parts on the
staffe.” he says, “ but I never accepted the degradation of
buffoonery in conjunction with indecency.”
Osmond Tearle will begin his Amen
can starring tour in San Francisco next October, under
the direction of Mr. Albert Hayman. His piece de resist
ance will be a new drama, “Man to Man,” which he him
self pronounces “ a glorious play.”
Mrs. “ Joe” Austin, known by the
nozn de plume of “Betsy 8.,” the amiable and accom
plished though slightly cynical lady who writes of dra
matic doings for the San Francisco Argonaut, is about to
take a Summer trip to Europe.
Robson & Crane, who will play three
pieces next season—“ Comedy of Errors,” “Merry Wives
ot Windsor” and “Twelfth Night’*—are to open early in
September in Miner’s New Theatre, Newark, N. J. This
is a change of programme.
A man has been arrested in a Western
town for attempting to explode a dynamite bomb in the
basement o r a theatre. There is very little encourage
ment for a man to undertake to “elevate tke stage” in
this country.
Mr. Ezra Kendall has returned from a
trip to California which has not been altogether as
profitable as could be desired. Mr. Keudall is, however,
very sanguine of the ultimate success of his “ Pair of
Tony Hart has a new idea for a star
ring tour. He will go out next’season under Nod Maed
er’s management, with Dan Bi vant’s old success, Shamus
O’Brien. This time, he says, he has hit “a sure winner.’
The (London) Era says that the pro
ducers of “Adonis” have, in the matter of Indecent dress
ing, gone a lung way ahead ot anything that has been
previously seen on the London stage.
Prof. George Lassar, who visited us
not long ago, succeeded in getting Mary Anderson to take
his tragedy, “Androwna Pawlona,” under consideration
be:bre she sailed for England.
Joseph Levy, Lawrence Barrett’s busi
nesi agent, remains in ’Frisco tor a few weeks Mr
Levy’s lelatives reside in that city, and he will rest th-re
mainly for his health.
Denman Thompson closed his season
in Minneapolis, Minn., June sth, and returned direct to
this city.
Steele Mackaye is at work on a new
play. He will probably be heard from in a short time
He has been very closely confined at work for several
Ed. Stone goes to Madrid to secure a
Spanish ballet for “Theodora.” The lions and tigers
used in the play will be rented from Barnum & Co.
Mme. Minnie Hauk will appear in
concert next Fall, under her own management. “ Cleo
patia.” in costume, will be sung during the tour.
Richard Halley, the Star’s scenic
artist, sailed for England June sth. He will return in
August, and is re-engagea at the Star for 1886-7.
W. J. Scanlan will open the new
Eighth Street Theatre on August 23d. in “Shane na-
Lawn,” and will play there for four weeks.
Margaret Mather will make a visit to
San Francisco shortly, and will begin her season at the
Bush Street Theatre on July 26th.
Nelson Wheatcroft has been engaged
by Augustus Pitou as principal male support to Robert B
Mantell for next season.
Caroline Hill has taken Agnes Booth’s
place in the Madison Square Theatre Company, now dl»v
ing in Chicago. F
Lovell Mason has been engaged as
business manager with ‘ Tbo Wages of Sin” company tor
next season.
Alvin Joslyn Davis says it is “cold
weather” the week he does not clear a cool thousand on
the road.
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ness, take a bottle of the genuine Angostura Bit
ters on your trip to Europe.
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etc. Illustrated pamphlet in sealed envelope, with
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The Herald says that a bottle of Dr.
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will cure the worst case without capsules or nau
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Dr. Fuller’s Youthful Vigor Pills,
for loss of manhood, cures nervous debility, spar
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Rheumatism and Gout.—" Wilson’s
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Cure for the Deaf.—Peck’s Patent
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monials, free. Address F. Hiscox, No. 853 Broad
way, N. Y. Mention this paper.
On Tuesday last the Board transferred Engineer
James Counaugbtou, of Engine Company No. —, to
Eagine Company No. 47, and Engineer Janies Car
lin, of Engine Company No. 47, to Engine Company
No. 23.
President Purroy, who has been inspecting the
workings of the fire departments in the different
cities of Europe, is expected to return home on the
23d inst.
The Board met in regular weekly session on Wed
nesday morning, with Commissioner Croker in the
The first business tranacted was the triaig of the
folio wing- named firemen:
Fireman Edward W. Owens, of Engine Company
No. 33, was charged with failing to report for duty
on the apparatus floor, in response to an alarm of
fire on June 4th.
He pleaded guilty and said: “I had been moving
and was very tired. 1 was in bed when the alarm
oame in.”
Commissioner Croker to Captain Birmingham—
“ Captain, what kind of a man is he?”
Captain Birmingham—“ Well. sir. he is a pretty
good man. There is room for great improvement
in him, though. He ‘washes himself too much In
side’ for his own good.”
Croker (to the accused)—“Can’t you stop drink
ing? You had better stop it right away. Now, look
out, that’s alL’’
The accused—” Yes, sir, I will stop right away.’*
He was fined three days’ pay.
Fireman Alfred Bowers, of Hook and Ladder Com
pany No. 14, was charged first, with being absent
without leave for forty-eight hours, between the
Sth and 7th of June, and second with fail.ng to re
spond to au alarm of fire on June 7, and as stated
In the charge “ be is still absent.”
He did not put in an appearance before the
Board when his case was called.
Foreman Falvey—“ The accused is not in the city;
he left it last Friday, and has been absent from the
company ever since. I have got bis badge, buttons
and keys. I don’t know where he has gone. He
left his wife and children utterly destitute, and told
bis wife when she asked him if he had got his
money, ‘ no, there’s something wrong with the pay
roll.’ His wife was so destitute that she had no
shoes, and I gave her money to buy a pair.”
The case was laid over, to give the foreman more
time to find the accused and serve a notice upon
him to attend his trial, but it is believed that Bowers
will keep out of the way, and has virtually given up
his position.
Foreman William Farrell, of Engine Company No.
23, was charged with being absent without leave
for fifteen hours and fifty minutes on May 27th and
He is a tall, sickly, blue-eyed man.
He pleaded not guilty.
Engineer Creagle—“ I was on house-watch when
Farrell went to dinner, and when he left, he seemed
to be all right, but later on, information was re
ceive! at quarters that Farrell bad reported sick.
He had previously been complaining of sickness.”
Captain O’Connor—” Farrell left quarters to go
to dinner, an J shortly afterward reported sick by
messenger. When he went to dinner he was all
right, and had not been sick previously. He did not
report sick to me, nor to the me!ical officer of the
Board at that time; it was his duty, if sick, to re
port to me first.”
The accused was then fined five days pay.
Fireman Alonzo Boese, of Engine Company No.
20, was charged with being under the influence ol
liquor on May 29th.
He is a thick-set, able-bodied man, and would, if
he took good care of himself, make a first-class fire
He pleaded not guilty.
Assistaut-Foreman McNamee—On the day fa
question I wanted the accused to do some work;
he had been to dinner, and after he returned. I was
looking for him, and asked where he was, and I
found him in the back part of the house asleep on a
bench. I bad some trouble to wake him up. I
told him to wake up and go to work. He got up,
and rolled off the bench. He smelled very strong of
liquor. Some hours afterward he came up-stairs
to me but had nothing to say about his cob*
dition, and offered no explanation whatever. When
I charged him with intoxication he said nothing. I
never saw him so bad before. I knew of his drink
ing before this, but he never was so bad before, and
hitherto he could always attend to his duty. He is
a man who is careless about his work.”
Captain Wray—“lt was my day off; I was not
there when the offense was committed.
“The accused is a careless man. I have talked
and talked to him, but he will drink. Yes, sir, I
have talked to him like a father, but to no pur
Boese in his own behalf: “I was not drunk; I
had not been feeling very well for some time. Yes,
I had been drinking. I remember of having gone
up stairs to change my clothes; I do remember of
being woke up, but nothing more. I drink beer
with my meals. I had been drinking that day—
that is true, and I am very sorry for what has hap
He was fined ten days’ pay.
Fireman George Mauer, of Engine Company No.
1. was charged with failing to report on the appara
tus floor in response to an alarm of fire, on June 3d.
He pleaded guilty.
Captain McCabe—“ As a fireman, the accused is
do good to me. He seems to be in a stupid condi
tion, and has no life in him.”
Commissioner Croker (looking at the record)—
“ From this, I should think he was a good man.
There has been no charge against him since 1873.”
Captain MoCabe—“ Well, he lacks energy and
ambition. I can’t say that he drinks; be makes no
trouble. Thia is the first time this offense has hap-
while he has been with me. He don’t seem
to like to move around.”
Mauer in his own behalf said : ” I am afflicted
with malaria and have had it for a year or two. 1
don't feel none of the best. I am taking quinine
for it. When the station came in I was as if fa a
dream and could not move out of bed. This will
not happen again.”
Assistant Foreman Barker, of Engine Company
No. 51. who was detailed to this company, said :
“The charge is true, and the captain called my at
tention to Mauer; ha was in bed and did not come
down stairs.”
The accused was fined three days’ pay.
Fireman Joseph Fleming, of Engine Company No.
18, was charged with being absent without leave for
six hours and fifteen minutes on June 15th.
He pleaded guilty and said : “I had previously
been excused to go to the tailor’s. On my way back
I lost my cap device, and fa looking for it I also lost
my time.”
Commissioner Croker—“Do you remember that
when you were on * probation,'only a few days
ago, that you were here on just such a charge?
Here it is again—only appointed a fireman last
Saturday and already up on another charge. You
are trying to bring the force into disgrace and you
don't seem to appreciate what the Board has done
for you. In your first case sentence was sus
pended to give you an opportunity to do better
but that is all lost on you. All has been done for
you by the Board to make you a fireman, but it has
done you no good, and—turning to Commissioner
Smith—l see no other course for the Board to take
than to dismiss you from the department.”
Commissioner Smith: “I fully concur with all
Commissioner Croker has said. You will never
make a fireman, and your actions will only have a
tendency to cast discredit upon the department,
and I am also in favor of your dismissal.”
Fleming was then dismissed while he stood before
the Board.
Fireman Patrick V. Doyle, of Engine Company
No. 15, was charged with failing to pay a claim of
$6, due a Mr. A. Jones.
He has been so often before the Board on such
charges as thia, that his appearance on this occa
sion, together with a string two feet long of similar
charges upon which he has, before this, been tried,
caused a great deal of laughter, fa which Doyle
He pleaded not guilty, and said in the most amia
ble and confident manner, “ Why I thought that
bill had been paid three months ago. I went secu
rity for a man, and gave this money to a party to
pay the amount, and of course I thought it had
been paid.
“There are no claims against me now, and this
bill has been paid.”
Com. Croker—“ Doyle, don’t come here any more
on such charges.”
Doyle—“ All right, Mr. Commissioner. I won’t
come here again.”
The case was then dismissed.
Fireman James H. Hood, of Engine Company No.
18, was promoted to be an engineer.
The following additional automatic signals have
been made: No. 651, No. 31 Mercer street—Engine
Company No. 13 and Hook and Ladder Company
No. 8 respond; No. 652, Nos. 542 and 544 Broadway
—Engine Company No. 20 and Hook and Ladder
Company No. 9 respond; No. 653, No. 545 Broadway
—Engine Company No. 20 and Hook and Ladder
Company No. 9 respond; No. 654, Nos. 70 and 72
Reade street—Engine Company No. 7 and Hook and
Ladder Company No. 1 respond.
Hook and Ladder Company No. 15, commanded
by Captain Henry Murray, is one of the best dis
ciplined companies in our city.
The quarters of the company are located in Old
Slip, fa a new building which was completed De
cember 24th, 1885. The is twenty-five
feet front and one hundred and twenty-five feet,
and three stories in bight.
The ceilings are all very high, rendering the
rooms light and airy. The first floor is used for the
apparatuses and the horses. The second floor is the
dormitory, or the men's bed-rooms, with bath-room
and closets for the men in the fear, and the Fore
man’s office and bed-room is in front.
All the rooms are well lighted and present a very
cheerful appearance.
The third floor is used for the horses’ feed, stor
age and drying-reom.
In the rear of the front floor is a supply wagon
and a tender for extra hose, to be used by the fire
boats in case of a large fire occurring on the water
The company have fine, noble*looking horses,
well-trained for the business, and make, excellent
time in hitching up and going to fires.
The stalls of the truck horses are placed thirty
feet from the pole of the apparatus, and notwith
standing this fact they make “ A No. I’’ time, and
to use a familiar term, “never get left.” The
walls, ceilings and floors are all of Georgia pine.
The company has forty stations te answer on
first alarms, and twenty-two on secend alarms.
The company’s district is bounded on the north by
Roosevelt street, south by the Battery, on the east
by the East River and west by the North River.
The company is located in a very important dis
trict—the shipping is to be guarded, and large
bonded warehouses with their valuable contents,
and other equally important business interests are
centred in this neighborhood.
Captain Murray is an old fireman, a good officer
sad Stati witlj Mli'ajs a pleasant
word and a smile for his command and otberfl, and
these characteristics have mate him one of the
moat popular foremen in the Department.
Fireman Alfred Barnes, of Hook and Ladder Com
pany No. 14, who was to have b en tried by the
Board on Wednesday last for being absent without
leave (see above), baa it seems, disappeared.
It is stated that a week ago last Friday (pay-day),
he received his monthly salary, asd asked for a
short leave of absence from Captain Falvey, of the
: company. This the captain granted, and the next
day he failed to report for duty to the quarters of
the company. Mrs. Barnes went to the truck-house
'and inquired for her husband, and was astonished
when she heard be was not there. The following
Monday she called again, and said her husband had
not been home, and she needed money for rent and
food, and she had depended upon her husband’s
salary for the support of herself and - her four chil
dren, and she, as stated, said she thought her hus
band had left her for good, and that she was entirely
destitute. The members of the company then very
generously made up a purse of sixty dollars and
handed it to her.
Rumor has it that there was a very pretty servant
maid, who was engaged in a large flat on 134th
street, near Lexington avenue, interested in the
missing man. She is absent, as stated, too.
Mr. Robert Bragg, of San Francisco, has brought
an action against the Mayor, Aidermen and Com
monalty and our Board of Commissioners ior using
the fire-alarm gongs in the different engine and
hook and ladder company quarters in this city. ,
Mr. Bragg asserts that he is the invehtor of the
electrical appliance by which the alarm gong is
sounded in the various fire houses and the horses
are released from their stalls simultaneously, and
that our Fire Department is infringing on his
patent, and he seeks to have all such apparatus
now in use by our Department destroyed or handed
over to him; and that he shall also receive such other
satisfaction as the court may decide to grant him.
It is underetoad that other suits of a similar char
acter have been brought by him in other cities and
that they have been successful.
Mr. Peter Seery, Superintendent of Combustibles,
commenced, on Friday last, to grant licenses for
the sale of fireworks, gunpowder, etc., and over
two hundred of such licenses have been granted.
Volunteer, Exempt, and Veteran Fireman’s
Sons Association, hold their next regular meeting at
Clarendon Hall, Nos. 114 and 116 East Thirteenth
street, next Friday.
AJtter Tlilrty Years.
After a lapse of many years, when she had almost
grown out of remembrance, one of the most noto
rious female criminals of the age turned up fa the
petty Special Sessions last week on the charge of
shoplifting a piece of silk from the dry goods store
of Koch Brothers, Sixth avenue, and was sentenced
by the court to six months in the Penitentiary.
That woman was Sophia Elkins, alias Levy, alias
“The Lady of Lyons,” the wife of Ned Lyons, the
celebrated burglar.
As long ago as 1860, when she was but fourteen
years of age, she was tried in the General Sessions
on the charge of larceny from the person and sent
to the State Prison. It may seem strange that a
child should be sent there, but then it was an ex
pert professional thief that the court was dealing
with, who had mother, father, brother and sisters,
all thieves, then in the State Prison, to which she,
too, was sent. When sent to Sing Sing she com
pleted the entire family. She had been often ar
rested, but on account of her youth and the police
justices being corrupt in those days, she was either
discharged on examination or sent by the court to a
few days’ imprisonment.
Her sister, who was blind of one eye, when they
were aged respectively eight and ten years, went
down to Washington Market on Saturday evenings
when it was crowded, as now, and each with basket
over the arm would get in among the throng and
make a jam, reach their little hands up and into
the pocket, and got pocketbook after pocketbook
which they would toss in the basket, move on and,
unsuspected, gather in wallets as they would pick
up shelled peas from a stand in passing it.
In those days pickpockets worked in what Is call
ed “ mobs,” generally three. The “stall ” who at
tracted the party about to be robbed, and those
in the vicinity, from the movements of his asso
ciates; the “coverer,” who stood as nearly to the
hand of the pickpocket as possible to cover the ac
tion of his hand; generally a fussy, pursy person;
then the “ wire ” or “ dip,” who thrust his fingers
in the pocket, got the pocket-book, and passed it
to the “stall,” or ” cover,” so that fa the event of
a “tumble” ora “pinch,” as they called arrest,
nothing would be found on the person of the
“ wire?’
And here arose the trouble in “ mobs.” The
“stall ” and the ” wire ” never knew what was in
the pocket-book stolen, and it invariably happened
that the would “weed” the pocket
book that was stolen before joined by his asso
ciates. “Weeding” means that if there were S2O
in the pocket-book, the “coverer” would show up
only $lO in it, and the theft of the thief could never
be discovered except there was what is called a
“squeal,” a notice fa the papers of the amount
With Sophia and her sister It was different. What
ever was stolen was honestly taken home intact to
the parents, who were receivers of stolon goods in
a small way, for which they were both eventually
sent to Sing Sing.
When Sophia fancied she had become a woman,
although very young, she mated herself to Morris
Harris, a pugilist, and also like herself a pick
pocket. It was a morganatic marriage, and at the
same time a business partnership that might be
dissolved by mutual agreement, if their lives to
gether didn’t come up to expectations.
Morris being what might be called a special part
ner, ” stalled” for Sophia, took the pocket-books or
wallets that she passed to him; but she finally
found that he ” weeded” the pocket-books before
she joined him, and thus he could go on a spree for
weeks at a time without attending to business. He
was too lazy for such an active business woman as
Sophia. When he should have been out with her
on the “ graft” (a good word for the insertion of
fingers in another person’s pocket), he would be
lying around in “ boozing kens,” drinking, or at
tending rat-killing matches, dog fights or sparring
exhibitions in old *Arry Jennings’s place. He de
lighted to be called a buffer, but Sophia finally
dubbed him a duffer, and dissolved her partnership
with him.
She was a long time single. At last she was at
tracted to Ned Lyons, and they mated.
Whether this was morganatic, as with Harris, is
not known; she, however, took Ned’s name. Ned
was quite the opposite of the “Sheeny,” who was
slovenly and lazy, and smelled all the time of
onions and strong Dutch cheese.
In person Ned was clean and a worker, and in
three years it was reported that he had $12,000 in
bank, and might, with his real estate, retire from
“ knucking” and start a “ crib,” like Bill Butler or
Bill Fox. At all events, he dressed Sophia like the
first lady in the city, and that was how the thiev
ing fraternity came to dub her “The Lady of
But just before Haggerty was shot by Reddy the
Blacksmith, Ned had a terrible fight in Florence’s
saloon, corner of Houston street and Broadway, and
came out with the loss of an ear, which marred his
beauty. That was why became to wear long hair,
not from choice, but to cover the lost ear.
Ned was finally arrested and sent to Sing Sing,
when Sophia became the mistress of a gentleman in
Harlem, whose name she took, and then became
Mrs. Mary Logan.
She has been lost sight of to the police for many
years, but she now again turns up in her de
cling years, fa the same court where she has
frequently been arraigned for thieving. At several
times she has been worth a small fortune, and if
she had desired could have lived in retirement for
the rest of her life. But it seems it could not be
done. Born a thief, she must die one, and on this
occasion she has gone to prison under another
alias, Katie Wilson. She will notice that many
changes have taken place on Blackwell’s Island
during the last thirty years.
Her husband Ned Lyons, is not dead, as reported
in some papers. He was riddled with slugs while at
work on a safe in Connecticut, but finally pulled
through and is serving his time fa State Prison.
Any ordinary man would have died long ago
from the bullets put fa him, but, as he remarked
himself, “ I think I was born t’ dee a natr’l death.”
From Ned's brogue it will be seen that he is
a Scotchman, while the “ Lady of Lyons” is a Polish
Jewess. Singular alliance of thieves.
Dojjs Saved Him.
Sunday, the 23d of May, Officer Campbell entered
the liquor store of John Petrie, Eighth avenue.
Jehu’s brother is the bartender. The officer went
in by the side door at eleven o’clock in the evening.
Mr. Petrie and three other gentlemen were there.
The officer immediately arrested him for violating
the Excise law.
John said he was bartender for his brother. He
lived at 169th street, and came down to the store,
and just as he was about*to go in he saw three
friends, and they went fa with him. He was not
open to sell anything, but was sitting outside the
bar with his friends, and had hat and coat on just
as ho had entered. Be was asked what took him in
the store. Be said to feed two dogs. When the
officer entered he told him that.
The officer, recalled, said he saw two dogs there.
“ Have your dogs fed somewhere else on Sunday.
Go,” said Justice Kilbreth.
Beds on tixo Instalment Plan,
Loach Dixon, employed by the Spring Bed Com
pany, was charged with larceny and assault and bat
tery on Mary Gilligan of No. 404 East Twenty-fourth
street. The company sei’s spring beds on the instal
ment plan, payable at fifty cents a week or month.
Mrs. Gilligan bought a bed at what she thought th*
price, nine dollars, and paid her eighteen instal
ments. She found that it was a ten-dollar and a
half spring bed, in stead. She paid the ten dollars.
Again a oall was made, and the spring bed was
sprung np to twelve dollars. The Superintendent,
Vice President of the company, and the defendant,
Dixon, a sort of director in the company, called on
Mrs. Gilligan on the 4th of June last, and made a
final demand for two dollars or the bed. She said,
** Wait till the afternoon, four o’clock, and her hus
band would be home, and they could have the two
dollars. The Superintendent of the Domestic Spring
Bed Company drew out the contract Mrs. Gilligan
had made, and reading it, said it was the bed or
two dollars forthwith. She didn’t give it. Dixon
tossed the sheets, pillows and beds on ths floor, and
when Mrs. Gilligan remonstrated, Dixon pitched
her into another room, and they walked off with the
bed. Next day she went to the company and paid
the two dollars, and, after paying the cartage, she
got back her spring bed.
Cross-examined, she said she paid ten dollars and
thought it enough according to the agreement, but
they demanded two dollars more under a lien that
she knew nothing about, but was willing in the
afternoon to pay the additional demand,
George E. Watson, President of the Spring Bed
Company, said they sold beds on the instalment
plan, payable weekly or monthly, at fifty cents a
week. Ten dollars had been paid on this bed, fifty
cents was still due, but, under the contract, two
“ What do you mean ?” asked Justice Kilbreth.
“ The real contract was sl2, but the contract
called for $10.50.”
“ What do you mean by that ?” asked Justice
•• I can't explain. It is a sl2 bed. She under
stood it was $9, and had paid $lO, and she was to
pay $2 more.”
“ This is a contract that you have prepared ?”
said Justice Murray.
“ Yes, sir.”
“ What does it contain ?*’
“ And she had paid $lO ?”
*• Yes, sir.”
“ She paid the $2 and you returned the bed to
her ?” said counsel.
“ Yes, sir.”
“ When did you first learn the contract was $10.50
in writing?” asked Justice Murray..
“ Not till the other day.”
“ Then you were exacting sl2 ?”
“ That’s the position.”
** But even then, according to the contract, she
owed fifty cents?” said counsel.
“ Yes, sir.”
Superintendent Stomemeyer said they called on
Mrs. Gilligan and asked for a settlement of the bed.
She said It was a dollar and a half too much, but
asked them to wait till the afternoon and she would
settle. They couldn’t. They told her she could
have the bed seut back when she paid the $2, and
she then made no resistance to taking it. Nobody
laid a band on her, and she made no opposition.
That was the larceny case. The assault was then
taken up. Mrs. Gilligan said Dixon took hold of
her, threw her in the other room and then they ran
for the bed, and took it while she asked them to
wait till half-past four, when her husband would
be home.
Dixon and his two witnesses said not a hand was
laid on the woman. The Court asked Dixon how
many spring beds had been taken back within the
last six months, after partial payments had been
made. He said ten, a dozen, or probably more.
The Court found Dixon guilty and fined him SSO,
which the company paid.
Fifth avenue and Best English Tail
ors’ Misfits cost less than ready-made clothing in
other stores, at Shea’s, corner Broome and Crosby
streets. Dress suits loaned.
Drunk For Two Years.
Some men when they lose their wives, also seem
to lose their manhood. James Shields, an able
bodied stevedore, who can make a fair living for his
family, was left with two children that were help
less and two girls that could find for themselves
when his wife died. Instead of bracing up under
bis trouble like a man, he took to drink, neglected
his helpless children, and threw the burden on
girls that did well if they supported themselves
and could appear decently.
For two years the girls have borne with their
drunken father, but when they could no longer
support him and their little sisters, they had them
sent to a home, and this brought about the father’s
Annie, the daughter, took the stand when her
father was arraigned for failing to provide for his
two children.
** Do you know James Shields ?” asked the Court
of the girL
“ Yes, sir, he is my father.”
“Do you know Lizzie and Annie Shields, aged
eight and ten years respectively ?”
Yes, sir, they are my sisters.”
•* Do you live at home with your father ?”
“Yes, sir; mother is dead. Sister and I kept
house. The children were committed last Friday.
For the last year and a half he has provided nothing
for his family, and the last two weeks, day and
night, he has been drunk. He could get work as
well as any other man if he would keep sober.”
Shields said be always worked hard and intended
to do it He did take a few drinks lately. A friend
came on from Chicago that he hadn't seen in
twenty years, but this girl wouldn’t allow him to
remain in the house.
“ Your daughter says you are a habitual drunk
ard?” said Justice Kilbreth.
“Yes, sir,” saidthe young girl, “ I don’t know
when father was sober.”
The Court sent him to the-Island for six months.
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stomach and bowels, flatulency, constipation
(symptoms of dyspepsia and broken down diges
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Dwindled to IN" o till ng.
It may seem strange, but it is a fact, that cases
that look like terrible outrages in the police courts
dwindle down on trial, often to nothing. When
Fred. Tappen, bartender of the North River Hotel,
Barclay and West streets, was arraigned in the
police court, and a jury had been then impannelled,
and they had taken in all that James Kennedy said,
he would have been railroaded to the Island or
sent to Sing Sing. Kennedy said in both courts
(the committing and trial courts) that he was in the
place with friends, drinking and acting peaceably,
when he was clubbed out of-the place and severely
At the trial. Tappen said Kennedy and four other
men came in the place pretty well loaded. They
had five rounds in his place, and one of them fell
drunk under the table. Being acquainted with
him, they took him up-stairs and put him to bed*
Further drinks to the party were refused, and they
were ordered out. Put out, they broke in the door,
and the three made a rush at him, and Tappen
says, “I grabbed something—l don’t know whether
it was a broomstick or not—and pushed him out of
the door to protect myself. There were three
against one.”
No doubt he did use the stick, and was justified.
The cashier said complainant, with a couple of
friends, entered the place and had drinks. One of
them had to be put to bed. When the bartender went
down, because he refused to give more drinks, they
assaulted him, broke in the door, and Tappen then
defended himself with the broomsti'ck. That was
the only club he had.
Tappen was discharged.
2WL xx <1 died.
Charles Jacobs is floor walker for the gent’s ready
made inexpressible establishment at No. 12 Baxter
street. Adjoining the clothing establishment Mons.
Gracle keeps a first-class Five Points liquor saloon.
Mr. Jacobs says, that Mr. Grade’s customers are
not particular as to who pays for their drinks, or at
whose expense they get their “toggery.” Mr.
Jacobs charged Michael O’Mara, one of Grade’s
guests, with stealing a pair of pants from his back
room. He knew O’Mara because he “laid around
there.” He did not see Mike steal the pants, but he
charged him with the theft. Then Mike said to him
he had “spouted” them, but when they got in the
neighborhood of the first pawnshop, his memory
gave out, and he said he didn't remember anything
about the pants or the “ pop ” shop. It might come
to his memory if Jacobs would stand treat. He
and his friend, Mr. Cohen, wouldn’t invest in a
“liquor,” and O’Mara couldn’t remember any
Mr. Alec Cohen, of No. 12 Baxter street, said, on
Friday morning last he heard “a great noise and
knocking on the street.” He looked out of the
window and saw O’Mara jump out of the window.
He, Alec, began to hallo so loud the neighbors
came, and O'Mara jumped out of the window and
said “It’s me,” and went in the saloon next door.
The testimony was kind of muddled and Mr. O'Mara
was discharged.
Jersey XJfflitiilngf.
John Frank, aged 18, was charged with assaulting
Kate Lynch, an old woman. Kate said she lived with
Mrs. Davie, in West Thirtieth atreet. She was sit
ting on the side of the bed,, when prisoner came in
her room, knocked her down, and kicked her. The
blue on the chin from the kick was still there after
several days. Alter saying sb» had no disposition
to prosecute, the lad’s counsel asked her if it was
not a birthmark she carried.
••No, sir,’’ replied Kate, “it’sakick mark.”
The lad was put on the stand and examined by his
“Do you recollect anything of this occurrence?”
“ No, sir,” replied the lad.
“ What do yeu work at ?”
“Rolling blinds.”
“Have you over been arrested upon any charge?”
“On this night bad you been drinking?”
“Yes, sir, I had been playing ball on Sunday, in
Jersey. I live in the same street, the next house,
No. 540 West Thirtieth street.”
“ Do you know what time of night it was ?”
•• No.”
“ What day of the week ?’’
“ You work every day ?”
“Yes, and give my money to mother.”
The mother was calleo and said he was a very
good boy. He was only drunk once or twice be
The boy-recalled, said he did not know how he got
in the house. Didn’t know anything till next
morn lag. when somebody gave him a poke in the
ribs with a club in the cell, and woke him up.
“Four months,” said the Court.
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At twelve, midnight, four children were found in
the street begging. Two of the children belonged
to Israel Paacker. Officer Young said, on the night
of the 27th ult., midnight, he was called on, and
went to the Tenth Ward station-house, and found
the children of defendant, two, girls, aged six and
nine years. In the morning the father appeared in
court, and admitted that they went out to beg with
the larger girl (daughter of another defendant).
The children were in their bare feet and dirty.
Doorman Smith, of the Tenth Precinct, said he
saw the children about eleven o’clock at Allen and
Grand streets soliciting alms. The larger child (in
another case) had a six months old child in her
arms. The four children held out their hands and
begged. He saw a gentleman give them something.
All four were eating bananas—the baby, too. When
they got enough to buy a treat all round all had a
banana. They were young street communistic
Aiderman Lang said they came in his place in
Grand street about eleven o’clock begging. He fol
lowed them to Eldridge street and asked an officer
of the Tenth Precinct to arrest them. He said by
and by, and walked off. Doorman Smith came up
and arrested them.
The father said ho lived at No. 88 Suffolk street.
At nine that night the children were home. He
was a tailor's presser, and could support and did
support his family. They left the house, and when
he missed them at eleven o’oloek ha went out to
look for them. They had been taken out by the tall
girl, who camo in and borrowed a match. Ho
thought his children had just gone to the yard, but
when they did not return he went out in search of
them. He did not know they were in Grand street
begging. When he came home his son went out
and searched for them, and even went to headquar
The old man was discharged, but told to look bet
ter after his children.
Israel Felt, the father of the oldest girl, who car
ried the baby and had induced the other two chil
dren to go out begging with her, was found guilty
of negligence and fined SSO.
Julia Pike, a pretty chambermaid, employed at
the Vanderbilt Hotel, was charged with the larceny
of a scarf pin worth S2O, the property of John
Wilson, a guest. She pleaded guilty to the charge.
Mr. Wilson said since the arrest the pin had been
returned to him.
Officer Cuff said he got the pin from a young man
that tended bar in University place. He said she
gave it to him and ho put it in his scarf, and in
tended to return it on Monday.
“ Why did you take it ?” asked Justice Kilbreth.
“It looked so pretty I took it to wear it for a
day,” said the pretty chambermaid.
“How did you come to give it to the young man
in University place ?” asked the Court.
•• He took it.”
“ Why did you let him ?”
••It was in my neck, and fooling ho took it out.
I thought he would give it up. I did not like to
tell him how I came by it for the night.”
•• But you went in his bureau drawer and took
it,” said Justice Kilbreth.
“I know I did.”
•• Where were you when this young man took tho
pin ?” asked Justice Murray.
••I was passing hie door, going home.”
“How long had you known him ?”
“ Two months.”
•• Does he call on you ?”
“ No,” replied the girl.
“Discharged,” said the Court; “but never let
that occur again.”
The druggists say there is no proprie
tary article that sells better than Glenn’s Sulphur
John Ginger and son are in the meat business at
No. 505 West Twenty-ninth street. Tho son sup
ports the mother, and the father supports himself
off the son. For twenty years the woman says her
busband has cruelly beaten her. Yesterday she
had him before Justice Power, at Jefferson Market.
She said he kept all the money that cam# in when
in the store, and sometimes gave her fifty cents to
keep house for a week. He could keep himself
outside and get all the liquor he could drink. But
for her son she would starve. Friday night he
came home drunk and ugly, as usual, and called
his wife all sorts of names. She went up stairs to
be out of his way, whefi he followed and beat her.
On one occasion he kept ber three weeks out of the
house; on another occasion he made her sleep for
seven weeks on a lounge in a room where there was
no fire. He said that cold would purify her.
The husband said it was all false. He said he
could have his son in court to prove the mother a
falsifier. She said she could have her daughter in
court to prove all that she said was true.
The Justice remanded the prisoner till this morn
ing, to hear what the children had to say of their
A. Policeman in Trouble.
Officer Patrick F. Carney, of the Twenty .seventh
Precinct, was arrested yesterday on the complaint
of Mrs. Ann Brown, of No. 25 Rector street. The
officer was on the sick list and carried his right
hand in his pocket, claiming that from some cause
it was disabled. While on the sick list, and off duty,
he went up stairs to arrest the brother of Mrs.
Brown. She came up from the grocery with a jug
of milk, and finding a man in citizen’s clothes in
possession of ber room she asked what he was
doing there. She told him to get out. He said he
would go when he got good and ready.
He was not in uniform. He had no warrant.
They had words, he came toward her in a menac
ing attitude and she threw the milk over him.
He forgot having a lame hand, and took hold of
her with both hands, and whirled her around and
tore her clothing to shreds, and sprained ber ankle.
He then left.
He was paroled till Tuesday by Justice O’Reilly,
for examination. If he is held, he will be tried
toward the end of the century.
Identified.—The unknown man found
at 158th street and Harlem River, who committed
suicide, was identified yesterday by the wife, as
Geo.'ge Meyer, aged sixty-seven, a German, here
thirty years. They lived at No. 126 Ludlow street.
She stated at the Morgue that her husband had
been away from her for the last five months, and
in th t time she had not seeu hi ax
Actor Southard’s Troubles.
William H. Southard, an actor, charged John
Steele and Harry Remington with assaulting him.
The defendants did not wait to be tried and acquit*
ted or convicted, but commenced a civil action
against ths actor for false arrest, laying damages at
$2,500 each.
Mr. Southard said he lived at No. 125 East Elev
enth street. On the 13th ult. he went to No. 61
Fourth avenue, an actor’s retreat, and was as
saulted by the defendants. He went into tho
place late at night, or rather two in the morning,
and had some words inside, when he was •• pitched
into” by the defendants and three or four others.
He was beaten and had a front tooth knocked out
and banged about until almost insensible. It wax
a general assault all round. Four or five attacked
him. Steele and Remington he recognized. He
did nothing more than use a little violent language.
He could produce the tooth knocked out, his used
up collar he put in the stove. He had been threat
ened if he prosecuted, but could not say that the
defendants were the instigators. He had been
served with papers, each sueing for $2,500 for false
arrest, although his case had not been decided. He
lost a three weeks’ engagement by being confined
to the house.
Mr. Southard was cross-examined at some length.
He used intoxicating liquors; May 12th, he had
been drinking a little; couldn’t say when he had
taken the first drink or how many; he didn't keep
tally whether he had taken two hundred or fifty;
he had been in Cinoinnati; never had trouble in St,
Catherine's Hotel; was never before a magistrate in
his life. Before going to Fourth avenue he was at
different places—perhaps a dozen. He was not
strictly sober nor drunk; just between the two;
slightly intoxicated, and knew what be was doing.
“In the condition in which you were, could you
remember everything?” asked counsel.
“I have not sworn to everything. I remember
the assault by four, more or less. The first time I
met Steele was about six months ago, when we had
some harsh words. Know Remington by sight.
When assaulted did “ yell police, and policeman
1,788 was on the post. Several Jumped on me or 1
couldn’t be beaten so severely.”
“ Is that an opinion or a fact ?’•
” A fact. I was struck on the head, and know
what occurred at the commencement It isn’t a
fact that I was ejected from Mackay & Johnson’s
Defendant, Henry Remington, said he was aged
forty-three, a broker, doing business at No. 51 New
street. He did not know who assaulted the actor;
he didn’t. On the morning of the 13th, about five
o’clock, he saw him in this place on Fourth ave
nue. Southard was so drunk “he was not able to
know what he was doing.” The man was drunk.
He had seen him drunk many times, and he was a
man who was in the habit of getting drunk, and
then he was quarrelsome, and always looking for
trouble. He never laid a hand on Southard; had no
words with him. Here Mr. Remington said:
“Excuse me. I went in to get a cocktail, and
this man (Southard) came in and said ha eouldn't
sleep. I said, ‘You have been drinking too much.'
He was smoking a pipe and threw his coat off. A
man came in and be said, T can whip you.* the
other said, *Eh ?’ The man behind the bar said ho
did not want any fighting. I said, ‘Mr. Southard,
why quarrel? There is nothing to quarrel about.’
Well, they got at it again, and the man came out
from behind the bar and put them out. Nobody in
the place struek him.”
A fight took place outside, but he did not see it.
Gross-examined, Mr. Remington was asked how he
spent the night and morning up to five o’clock,
when he went in for his cocktail. He passed some
time in the evening with a friend in a hotel on
Madison square. Did not drink a drop there.
Then he went to his own hotel, Tenth street and
Fourth avenue, about twelve o’clock, had a night
cap, wont to bed, got up at five o’clock and went
into Johnson’s to have a cocktail before he took his
morning’s •• spin,” to have an appetite for break
fast. That had bean his hotel four or five months.
Sixteen years ago be was arrested on a civil suit.
John Wilson, the barkeeper at No. 51 Fourth ave
nue, said he opened the place about half-past five,
when Southard “struck” the place. He was not
assaulted by Remington or Steel, or any one in tho
place. Southard was as “ usual ” that morning
when he came in—never sober. Shortly after
Southard came in, drunk, with two others, he
called for beer. When he went to-draw it South
ard’s two friends made a rush at him; they had
quarreled. He took all hands by the shoulder and
put them out At that time Mr. Steele was not
there. He was there the night before.
The Court acquitted the accused.
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Very Hlntfxxlar.
Officer Groden, detailed at Castle Garden, brought
a blooming young girl and a hale, hearty young
fellow, before Justice Patterson, at the Toms, yes
terday afternoon.
No names could be obtained. Olerk Perley con
sidered no arrest had been made; he made no rec
ord of the arrest, and none was made at the Twenty
sixth Precinct-City Hall.
If there was not an arrest, how was a man to be
forced to go to the Tombs unless in custody of the
officer? He was certainly arrested; be did not go
to the court willingly, and when discharged, a rec
ord of that discharge should have been made.
Mr. Groden, the officer, said defendent had
brought the girl over from Sweden. She said she
was enciente. He, Groden, didn’t know anything
about it. He (the man) had promised to marry
her. That he did not know. The officer knew this,
the Commissioners had told him to bring the two
up before bis honor and have them married.
The man said he didn’t want to marry her till
they got to St. Paul.
“Ah,” said Groden, “he is a stubborn fellow; ha
won’t marry her till he gets to the end of his desti
•• How old is the girl ?” asked Justice Patterson.
“Eighteen,” said Groden.
•• And be is the father of something yet unseen ?’*
said the Justice.
“Yes, sir,” said Officer Groden.
“I don’t see how I can force him to marry her.
Has she tickets to go with him ?”
“Yes, sir.”
“ And be won’t marry her?”
“Under no circumstances till he gets to St.
Paul,” said the officer.
“ And there is no law that can compel him to
marry her. She has got her tickets for Kansas. H
she bad no tickets and was going io remain, I could
act, but I have no right to force a marriage. Dis
charged,” said the Justice.
Tlie Sunday Law.
Julius Burnett keeps No. IQ Bowery. Last Sun
day Michael Malone said he entered the establish
ment, between nine and ten o’clock in the morning
and bought a hat. He held the hat up that be had
••I deny selling him a hat,” said Burnett.
“There’s the hat—there’s his name in it,” said
“ Do you want to bo sworn ?” asked the Court.
“Yes,” said Burnett.
“You have heard the testimony of this man?”
•* AU I have to say is, I haven’t sold a hat since
the 6th of June. Nor was the store open on the
6th of June (Sunday), except to get a bit of fresh
“Were you there?”
“Yes; people came in and caUed for their old
“la that a hat from your store ?”
“Yes, sir.”
•• Will you swear it wasn’t bought there?”
“ The door wasn’t open.”
“Ten dollars fine,” said the Court.
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