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ouk fire Dsmrmr. TRIALS AND JUDGMENTS—INTER ESTING EVIDENCE. The Board of Fir© Commissioners met in regular weekly session on Wednesday last, with all the Commissioners present. Mr. E. 8. Savage, the general bookkeeper of the department, reported that the total amount to be disbursed for all purposes of the department for th© month of August, was $123,097.91. The Board then proceeded to hear th© following trials : THE ••SLUGGER” AGAIN. Fireman Patrick F. Henry, of Hook and Ladder Company No. 15, who was tried last week for •'slugging” Captain Murray and for other serious offenses (for which see New York Dispatch of last week,) and whose case was referred to the medical officers of the Board to ascertain his mental respon sibility. had another hearing at this meeting. Medical Officer Frank L. Ives, being sworn, said: " The medical officers had a very careful and com plete examination into the mental condition of Fireman Henry, and upon looking at the records at these headquarters we found that he bad been hurt at a fire some years ago. In our examination we found that there were no evidences of insanity in his case, and w© attribute his alleged eccentric con duct to indulging in a naturally quarrelsome dis position, aggravated by over-indulgence in alco holic stimulants, and our views wore borne out by the different officers in whose companies Henry had served.” Being cross-examined by Henry s counsel. Dr. Ives said : ’• Henry was not of unsound mind the day he committed those offenses. From the evidences upon the examination of his condition and from that alone I have not heard of cases of people being hurt at times showing signs of insanity. It was possible, but this was not a case of that kind. At the hospital his injuries seemed to be chiefly burns on his hands. I don't know about Henry being a drinking man further than what Captain Sullivan’s testimony showed.” President Purroy then looked upon Henry s record on -the back of the charges and it showed that he had been tried before tor being under the influence of liquor, and he asked Dr. Ives if the opinion of the sanity of Henry was the joint one of the whole medical board and the doctor said it was. Being re-cross-examined, Dr. Ives added: "My experience in insanity cases has been among or dinary cases only, and I am not an expert in such oases. I have had in all, three cases where the question of sanity has been brought up before me, but I claim no specialty in regard to insane cases.” Fireman Patrick J. Dunn testified: "I was on house-watch on the day in question. I saw Henry asleep up stairs in the sitting-room. Captain Mur ray came in and asked lor Henry, who shortly after ward came down stairs. Henry caught hold of the captain and hit him in the face. I separated them and Henry was taken out of the bouse by two po licemen. I know nothing of Henry being intoxi cated. The captain catted me and said • Come here and take this man away from me.’ Henry had both arms around the captain’s body and was dragging him away. I said • What's the matter with you, Paddy, go up stairs.’ He did so.” Assistant Foreman John 8. Horan testified — •'Henry was intoxicated in every way, and he •bowed it. He was asleep on two chairs in the sit ting room. I shook him hard and rubbed his ears before getting him awake, and I stood him upon his feet. I told him to go down stairs and report upon the apparatus floor. He put on his hat and coat. The captain then read to him the order sus pending him from pay and duty, and be handed it to Henry to read it, and Henry then tore it into pieces and put them into his pocket. The captain said • Here, here—that don’t belong to you, it was only given to you to read.’ He then struck the captain with his fist in the face, and I threw him down. He wanted to get at the captain again and 1 would not let him. I wanted to get him out of the house so that he could not assault the captain any more.” Fireman Benjamin.F. Morris testified—"l was on house-watch at six o'clock. The captain told me to enter upon the ‘Journal’ the suspension order of Henry, and he (Henry) said, • No, that’s me.’ I then heard a blow given. The captain and Henry then had hold of each other. Horan ran Henry right in tho corner. I saw blood afterward on the captain’s Dose and face. Henry had no marks of any kind on his face. After this Henry went up stairs, changed his clothes, and went out of the house. Fireman Lynch testified—•* I did not see either of the assaults. The captain called for me two or three times. They were embracing each other, but by no means in a friendly way. The captain told me to separate them, which I did. I know nothing of Henry being intoxicated or of tearing up the suspension order.” Henry’s record was then read, it was a foot in length, containing a very large number of charges, and fines imposed, by which it appeared he had been fined twelve day’s loss of pay. Captain Thomas Sullivan testified—" I know’ Henry very well; he was under me for very nearly two years, and while in my company he was very contrary and acted as though he had been drinking. Sometimes he was very cranky and had fire in his eye, as if from drink. I asked tho Board to transfer him from my company so as to get him out of the hands of his friends, for he drank too much, and no doubt would get along better under another officer. I believed that when be drank two or three glasses of liquor be was not of sound mind and any change in his natural manner was from drink, and not from the wounds he had received at the fire referred to. He never complained of his head. He is a sane man, and a good one out of liquor.” Henry’s counsel here said that his client re quested an adjournment so that he might be ex amined as to his sanity, that is, to be examined by an expert. Dr. Spitska for instance. President Purroy—" Well, we don’t want any certificate, we want the expert right here where we can cross-examine him.” The counsel then said--" Well, we will now rest our case.” President Purroy—“lf you rest your case to-day, the testimony taken thoroughly proves the charges. We have already given you an adjournment, but if you want another, we will give it you.” Counsel said it would cost a great deal, about $25, to get an expert. President Purroy said no, they could get a good one, Dr. Hammond, for in stance, for $lO. The counsel said, "Very well, we will got an ex pert and have him here next Wednesday.” President Purroy—"All right, we will have our medical officers here too, and the case stands ad journed until Wednesday next.” A LONG ABSENCE WITHOUT LEAVE. The case of Fireman Bertin M. Pettitt, of Engine Company No. 33, who was charged with being ab sent without leave for 156 hours between Aug. 15th and 27th, adjourned from last week, was again call ed up, but to it was added another charge, which was that of sending a messenger to the engine bouse and asking for another leave of absence for the reason that his father had been taken suddenly ill, and had in consequence to go to Albany with him. This request was granted him, and the story has proved to be a false one, and it was told for the purpose of deceiving the captain to induce him to grant the leave asked for, and at the same time to conceal from the captain that the accused was, at the time, under the influence of liquor. & Pettit pleaded guilty to all the charges and said : •■ Seven weeks ago I was married, and I have had a great deal of trouble of a private nature, and I can not tell it here, and it has affected me very much and makes me lose control of myself. I went home on the afternoon of the 15th of Auguet and things did not go on as I wished they might. I then drank two milk punches and fell asleep. When I woke up I was very sick, and heard that charges had been made against me. I did not know' what the rules were, but send.ng in my resignation, I thought I could stay away as long as 1 wished. I afterward heard differently and reported for duty. I have been in the department only four months. The message about my father being sick was sent by my wife, she thinking it might get me into trouble. I have had trouble with my wile’s relatives. None of the messages were sent by me, but they were sent either by my wife or her brother. I allowed the messages to stand and did not correct them.” Captain Birmingham testified: "On the 14th of August Pettit asked for twelve hours’ leave of ab sence, saying he wanted to see his father to tell him about getting married. I gave him the leave. That night a man came in quarters and said that Pettit's father was sick and Pettit had to go out of the city with him and wanted twelve hours more leave granted him. Other messages came in, and among them one that Pettit was in Albany and wanted more leave given him, as he could not get back to the city in time. Chief McGill thought something was wrong and sent a man to Pettit’s house. The man found Pettit home in bed. The man told Pettit he had better go to quarters and report for duty. Pettit said, ‘How can I go; I am supposed to be in Albany now.’ ” (Great laughter.) Captain Birmingham—" He said something to me •bout some trouble he had had with his mother-in law.’’ President Purroy to Pettit—" Do you want to pre sent your resignation to the Board now ?” Pottit—" Yes, sir. - ’ President Purroy—•• Very well; the resignation is accepted. It is a good thing you have done so, for if you can’t control your private affairs you are not a fit man for the service. The charges are dis missed and the resignation is accepted.” DID NOT PAY ATTENTION. Engineer Joseph Creagle, of Engine Company No. 47, was charged with failing to notice a letter which was sent to him by the Board relative to his settling a claim which he owed. He pleaded guilty, and said: " At the time I got the notice my child was sick and subsequently died. I forgot to answer the notice at once for these reasons. I will pay the amount the next pay day, and I intended no discourtesy to the Board.” President Purroy—" I want you to understand that for these offenses committed by you, for they are many, you will be punished, so that you will find out that it will be more expensive for you to disregard the rules than it will be to pay your debts.” He was then fined two days’ pay. MORE ABSENCE WITHOUT LEAVE. Fireman William H. Dennis, of Hook and Ladder Company No. 2. was charged with being absent without leave for three Lours and ten minutes on August 28. He pleaded guilty, and said: "My baby had the cAo.era infantum, I went for the doctor, and over stayed my time. I got so excited I forgot to tell the officer in command of the company.” He was fined two days’ pay. DID NOT PAY UP. Assistant Foreman Charles W. Cruger, of Hook and Ladder Company No. 9, was charged with fail ing to satisfy two claims for money, one lor SIBO, and the other for $42.50. He pleaded guilty, and said: "I had been expect ing some money for a great while, but it did not come, so I could not keep my agreement.” President Purroy—-"This is a chronic offence with you. You don’t pay your debts. When you make an agreement you don’t keep it. The only way is to punish you by fining you so much, you will find it cheaper to pay your debts than to be fined here. You had better adopt that course hereafter.” He has been fined two days’ pay. THE NEW HEADQUARTERS. Architect Le Brun here appeared before tho Board aud said contractor Brady had not been as expedi tious in his work on the new headquarters as he should have been, hence the certificate for his pay had been withheld. Contractor Brady said that Air work was very nearly finished, as he could show tho Board, and he ought to have his money. Finally it was agreed that commissioner Smith and architect Le Brun would go to the building and see how far Brady had carried out his contract. The Board then adjourned. RETIRED. In consequence of having a broken ankle and being crippled with inflammatory rheumatism, the Boards Friday retired from all active duty Fire man Alphonso Doncount, of Engine Co. No. 8. HOSE. The Board were to have opened proposals and awarded a contract on Friday for the supply of 4,000 feet of two aud one-half inch seamless cotton fabric rubber lined hose, with coupling standards attached, but owing to the absence of a quorum of the members the matter was postponed until next Wednesday. SICK FIREMEN. The medical officers reported on Friday that there were thirty-three sick and injured officers and mon in the department, but that none of the cases were of a serious nature. CONNECTED BY TELEGRAPH. Upon the request of the officers of the Consoli dated Gas Light Co., who have their offices at Nos. fts and 157 Hester street, the Board ordered that the same should be connected with the Headquarters by the fire alarm telegraph. ARRIVAL OF AN OLD FIREMAN. Tho veteran fireman of the old Volunteer Fire Department, and who was an assistant chief engi neer at the time of its disbandment, John Baulch, now chief engineer of the Fortress Monroe Fire De partment, secured a grand welcome on Friday night by "Live Oak Engine Co. No, 44,” at their rooms, No. 123 Cannon street. Stories of William M. Tweed, and " Americus ” Engine Co. No. 6, •• Big Six,” were told over and over again, with groat good humor, and the old "Gooseneck” with Charley Kelly and "Matt.” Brennan, received honorable and pleasant mention. THE MAYOR AND PRESIDENT PURROY. President Purroy yesterday sent to the Mayor the following telegram: Manhasset Hotel, Shelter Island, N. Y.,1 September 3, 1886. J Hon, William R. Grace, City Hall, New York, Was taking a day’s vacation when I read th4s evening in the World that you desired to interro gate me in regard to its abusive article. I court the fullest inquiry, and will return by first train to morrow morning. Henry D. Purroy. Mr, Turner, the Mayor’s private secretary, said the Mayor was out of town and would not be at the City Hall during the day. THE VOLUNTEER FIREMEN’S ASSOCIATION’S BARBECUE. The Committee of Arrangements for the Barbecue and Picnic met with the Committee on the Parade at their rooms last Tuesday evening to hear the re port of the Committee on Grounds, Ox Boast, Appa ratus, etc. Mr. Anthony Burke, of Big 6, was called to the chair, and after the reading of the minutes, hearing of minor reports, etc., the election of officers took place. A resolution was adopted giving the right of the line to the officers of the association who appeared in uniform. A spirited canvass, which called up many memo ries of the old department, then took place, result ing in the election of the following gentlemen, viz. : Foreman of engine, John J. Moloney, of old Honey Bee, No. 5; asst, do., Peter Ward; foreman of hose carriage, Thos. Casey; asst, do., John Leary; fore man of hook and ladder. Thos. Cornelius; asst, do., Jacob Piser, and John Dailey, treasurer. A movement is on foot to visit the firemen’s tournament of the Eastern District of Brooklyn, on the 15th, with old Engine No. 26, and enter her in the third-class playing match. It is feared that the affair will not be successful, as the members will not be in a condition to do so after the fatiguing march they are to take the day before in the parade te the grounds and picnic. It is a matter of regret that the two—Brooklyn and New York—tournaments come off so close to gether. No other day was open to the New York people, and they done the best that they could un der the circumstances, not knowing at the time the date fixed by the other. The committee on tho Bartholdi statue ceremo nies also held a meeting on last Thursday night, to hear the report of the several committees. Mr. Cornelius reported the number of apparatuses that had been procured for the occasion, and, in conse quence of the uncertainty of the day being fixed for the final ceremonies, the committee adjourned for two weeks from the date of the meeting. W i’olirt parhme. The Police Mutual Ajd-What Will the Ccurt Do About It? The Police Mutual Aid was organized over a quarter of a century ago. The men agreed that at the death of a member of the force all other mem bers should contribute fifty cents on each death to the widow or children. For years the organization worked well, and the collection gave relief to many a widow whose hus band had been a spendthriit or circumstances had not enabled him to lay up something for the day of his death. In the many years of its existence the association has been very useful, giving from a thousand to twelve hundred dollars to the widow on the death of the husband. The assessment might have been rather high fifty cents a death—as sometimes there was as high a death rate as fourteen In the month, which made it excessively heavy. After many years this death rate became unusu ally great, and many drew out of tho organization and said their wives might take care of themselves. As the relief fund was voluntary the newly ap pointed members on the force declined to join the aid society, to bury veterans, and its membership dwindled down to a very low state. Men who had contributed cheerfully to bury hundreds of others, found that there was scarcely enough at their death to buy the coffin if they died. It was then thought proper to get some one to draft a law that would make it obligatory on each member of the force to join this Mutual Aid, and on a death happening $1 200 be paid to the widow or heir. All that the beneficiary had to pay was $2 a month, or $24 a year, a very small tax on the surety of $1,200 being paid at death. But to this light assessment a few of the men de murred paying, and the constitutionality of the law was questioned. Judge Lawrence, in Supreme Court Chambers, de cided it law, the Court of Appeals reversed his de cision. The decision of that Court has mixed up things wonderfully. There are hundreds of men who want the aid society reorganized, so that the wife may have something to fall back on in the event of sudden death. But nothing can be done, everything is tied up at present. There can be no reorganization till the law has decided what shall be done with some $13,000 in the hands of the trustees. And here comes in a curious phase of the case. The policemen who contributed their $2 a month for a year to this fund, to give $1,200 at a death, had their money returned to them. The three hundred veterans, retired from the service, who paid in voluntarily, who contributed this money under false representations as it were, cannot now get it back. Some twenty.eight deaths have happened since the law was declared unconstitutional, and to pay out, according to the law (but now decided Illegal by the Court of Appeals), twelve of the beneficiaries would draw out all the funds, and there would be nothing left for the others. The law said the ex-members may come in; the old members must. The law was declared unconstitutional as to must; as to may, shall it be said that the same rule does not apply ? Tile old members not on the force, who had been paying in for a lifetime, were allowed by courtesy to join the new organization. Now that it is de clared unconstitutional, and there being no society in law, the claimants ask that they shall be paid the amount set forth in the act. That is, the $1,200 shall be paid to such as far as it goes, the remain der who have paid in get nothing. No court can make the law, it is made for the court. It cannot distribute the money pro rata to the heirs, as the law fixes the sum that shall be given, and it is not there to give. But the court, in a bankrupt concern, such as this, can distribute the money pro rata to the living and dead, the $24 to each that has been paid in. This is equity. If the $13,000 is paid out to the first twelve wid ows whose husbands paid in something less than six dollars, there will be nothing left to give to the other seventeen widows. There would be no equity there. The assessments were paid on the supposition that there would be a fund to pay, on death, $1,200 to a deceased member’s widow. Now there is no society, and when this fund is paid out, there will be no money left in the hands of the treasurer. dippings hum w IVEental Giants. THE PRECOCITY OF MEN OF SCIENCE. (From the Popular Science Monthly.) Among the greatest discoverers we have instances of juvenile distinction. Galileo showed remarkable aptitude from earliest childhood. His favorite pastime was the construction of toy machines. A passion for music did not seduce him from his su preme devotion to mathematics, and by nineteen he was making important discoveries. Tycho Brahe illustrates the same early bent in a slightly different way. His devotion to astronomy had to contend, not with his own but with others* inclinations. Sent to read law at sixteen, he man aged, after the day's studies, to pursue his astro nomioal observations, passing whole nights in his favorite occupation. Newton, like Galileo, occupied his play-hours at school with constructing model machines (water clock, wind-mill, etc.) By the age of twenty-three or twenty-four he had conceived roughly his chief epoch-making discoveries. Another English investigator, Thomas Young, was a striking example of precocity. He read with fluency at two. He showed extraordinary avidity of mind in very different directions, now busy mastering the difficulties of Oriental languages, now set on constructing a miscroscope for himself. His mind, unburdened with its weight of learning, was nimbly tracking out new truths in optics by the age of twenty-nine. Among naturalists examples of well-marked, if less astonishing, precocity are to be met with. Lin naeus, as a boy, showed so decided a bent to bot any that, through the advocacy of a physician, who had marked the early trait, he was saved from the shoemaker's shop, for which his father had des tined him, and secured for science. At the age of twenty-three we fin'd him lecturing on botany, and superintending a botanical garden, and at twenty eight he begins to publish his new ideas of classifi cation. Cuvier’s history is similar. A poor lad, he dis played an irresistible impulse to scientific observa tion, and by twenty-nine published a work in which the central ideas of his system are set forth. Hum boldt, again, showed his special scientific bent as a child. From his love of collection and labeling plants, shells and insects, he was known as "the little apothecary.” At twenty he published a work giving the results of a scientific journey up the Rhine. In medicine, Haller is a notable instance of RRadway’s Ready Relief I CTJKLE3!S » Diarrhea, Dysentery, Cholera Morbus SB A half to a teaspoonful in halt a tumbler of wafer will in a few moments cure Cramps, Spasms 11| | ?S® SlCk H “ daChe - Dlarrhea: MALARIA IN ITS VARIOUS FORMS. R There is not a remedial agent in the world that will cure Fever and Ague and all other Malarious Bilious and other Fevers (aided by RADWAY’S PILLS) so quickly as RADWAY’S READY RELIEF RAD WAY’S READY RELIEF is a cure for every pain, Toothache, Headache, Sciatica, Lumbago Neuralgia, Rheumatism, Swelling of the Joints, Sprains. Bruises, Pains in the Back, Chest or Limbs The application oi the Ready Relief to the part or parts where the pain or difficulty exists will afford instant ease and comfort. Price, 50 Cents per Bottle. Sold by Druggists. NEW YORK DISPATCH, SEPTEMBER 5, 1886. ’ t A Bachelor’s Wooing. TOMMY AND I GO HIDING. (From Tid-Bits,) j I had been •• waiting on ” tho Widow Smythe for i some time, and thought my prospects in that dl ) rection tolerably bright, when one sunny afternoon I presented myself at her residence with my horse and buggy, and invited her to go driving with me in the park. But the widow had a severe headache and couldn’t go. ’ "Can I go, mar?” bawled her eight-year-old son, ’ Tommy. 5 "Of course not. Tommy. Keep quiet, do.’ Now I hated Tommy, but I was bound to make myself agreeable at any sacrifice, and so, with a . reckless disregard of the truth, I said: , “ I should be delighted to have Tommy go, if you have no objection, my dear Mrs. Smythe.” "You are so good, so thoughtful, Mr. Bulger,’ said the widow, with an eloquent look. "Very well, then, he shall go. Hurry aud get ready, dar ling.” Tommy’s preparations consisted of filling his pockets witn peppermint lozenges—a confection I detest with a detestation that knows no bounds— and putting on his hat. Then, after many admoni tions to me to be very careful of dear Tommy, and to dear Tommy to boa good boy, we started. "I hope you will both have a delightful drive,” i were the widow’s last words. Did we have a delightful drive ? Well, that drive was not one of those experiences calculated to give to a cynical and world-weary man a renewed confi dence in humanity in general, to strengthen and i reinvigorate him for the battle of life. Not exactly. "Are you food of driving, my little man?” I i asked, as we started, screwing my features into what was intended for an agreeable smile. " Becherlife,” was the quick response. " That your horse ?” "Yes, Tommy,” I replied, "that is my horse.” •• Where'd you get him ?” •'Bought him.” "Of course. Didn’t think you stole him. But where ?” "Oh, down down.” "Whereabouts down town ?” "On Twenty-third street.” "Who from ?” "A man named Brown, Tommy.” "When?” "About two months ago.” "I don’t think he's Bauch good.” " Why not, Tommy ?” "Oh,'cause. Y’oughtersee the horse that Cap tain Jowler has when he takes mar out tidin'. Jimminy, ain’t he a goer !” " Oh, Captain Jowler takes your ma out riding, does he, Tommy?” " Yes, an' he brings me pound boxes o’ mixed candy. Say, how fast can your horse go ?” "I don’t know exactly.” " How fast do yer think ?” " I don't know, I say, Tommy.” " But how fast do yer think ?” •• Well, perhaps a mile in three minutes.” " Pooh 1 that’s nothin’, Are you worth much money ?” " Not very much, Tommy.” " That’s what I thought. Mar was wonderin’ the other day, an’ I told her I thought you hadn’t got much. Say, if you was my dad would you lick me ?” " That would depend entirely upon yourself.” "Mar said that when you got to be my dad, if she concluded to throw herself away on you, she’d bet .you’d make it hot for me.” “ Oh, your ma said that, did she, Tommy ?” •‘ Yes; an’ have you got much sense ?” " I have some left. Tommy.” "An’ do you think mar’s Skye-terrier has got much ?” " I don’t think that he has very much.” "Me neither. But mar said yesterday she didn’t think you had as much sense as he’s got; an’ she said she thought you dyed your hair; an’ she said she thought it was ridic’lous for a man as old as you are to fix up the way you do; an’ sbe said —— •■ Boy,” said I, interrupting him with much firm ness, " I am going to drive you home now, and if you so much as open your mouth again I’ll take you by the neck and drop you out. I hope you understand.” Not another word did Tommy utter until we reached his home. Then I lifted him to the side walk and immediately drove off. I have not been to the Widow Smythe’s since. lam not ambitious to become Tommy’s step-father. A Sharp Trick. ONE OF THE LATE KENWARD PHILP’S JOKES. (From the Chicago News.) One Summer day Kenward Philp and Will. Mc- Connell found themselves "broke” in New York. There wasn’t a nickel in the pockets of either, and things looked rather blue. Philp proposed they take a free bath. They found one of the free bath ing establishments and disrobed. Suddenly they caught sight of a sign which read thus: ; The Superintendent is authorized to pay : : $lO to any person rescuing a drowning ; ; person. Five dollars will be paid for the ; ; recovery of a dead body. ; "There’s one chance, McConnell,” said Philp. " I don’t see it,” said Will. "Why, yes,” said his friend. "Come over in the corner away from the others and fall in. Pretend to be drowning. I spring in and rescue you; we get ten.” " Well, we’ll get the same amount if you don’t do the drowning act, won’t we?” asked McConnell, anxiously. "My dear boy, do as I tell you; it'll be all right, I assure you. Hurry up, so we cau get the ten. That's five apiece.” McConnell dropped off into the water and uttered a cry of alarm as he went under. Several people swam up, Philp assured them in his blandest tones that his friend was an expert swimmer, and they went off. McConnell came puffing and splut tering to the surface. Philp was cooly lighting a cigarette. " Here,” yelled McConnell, •• give us a hand. I’ve enough of this. Help me out.” would, my dear boy,’’ said Philp, blowing a cloud of smoke, “but, unfortunately, I can’t swim, you know.” Just then McConnell went down with a gurgle tor the second time. When he came up again he was thoroughly frightened, and he yelled out lustily : ‘ Help! help a drowning man ! Hurry up, Philp, or we’ll only have five to divide!” " You see it is this way,” said Philp. "Iflgo in to help you, you’ll probably drag me down, and we’ll both drown. So I prefer to wait. I’m sure of five, anyway.” But he waited too long, for a stranger rushed up just then, sprang in and pulled the exhausted Mc- Connell upon the platform. The superintendent came up immediately and paid the stranger $lO. ■■" ♦ i • A Brilliant Discovery. ALUM AND THE FOOD QUESTION. (From the Boston Traveller.) Judge McCue, of California, is one of the most amusing characters in town. The Judge can turn bis hand at almost anything. He has practiced law in the West, and when business became a little slack he has doctored horses for a living. Not a great while ago one of the President’s beautiful bays got "under the weather,” and the Judge tem porarily laid aside the prosecution of "that little claim ” and went over and took a look at the horse. Under his skillful treatment the horse rapidly re covered, and is now a perfectly well and sound ani mal. Now when the Judge turns his attention to any particular subject his friends expect important results. For some time it has been known that he has had the food question under advisement. The Judge has some peculiar views upon this topic aud the result ot his investigations, which have been pursued under rather trying circumstances, are now given to the world for the first time. Said he to a group of brother scientists in front of Will ard’s : ' "Gentlemen, I have solved the food problem. I can live here in Washington on ten cents a day, and lam doing it now. My system is this, as you know I am not an early riser. I usually turn out at about eleven o’clock and take a late breakfast. Igo to the dairy just around the corner and buy a cup of coffee for five cents, and with the other five I get five Maryland biscuit at a penny a piece.” Just here one of the group of hearers interrupted the judge with the interjection: " That exhausts your ten cents, judge. How do you get your other meals?” “I am coming t© that presently, my friend. Don’t be impatient; you shall hear the whole story,” was the reply. Then he resumed; "My breakfast is eaten slowly and well digested. It generally lasts me until about four o’clock in the afternoon. At that time the gnawings of hunger begin to assert themselves. This is where my discovery comes in. I always go provided with several small pieces of alum. When I begin to get hungry I place one of these little bits of alum in my mouth and allow it to slowly dis solve. The effect is that it contracts the throat and the stomach, and the sensation of hunger disap pears. I repeat this dose until bed-time, and I fall asleep like a child. Gentlemen. I tell you that eat ing is nothing but a habit, after all.” The Judge’s important discovery has not as yet stimulated the alum market to any appreciable de gree. Chance to Best. (From the Omaha World.) Indignant Pa—" Rather too late for a European trip, my boy. Your college reopens in September.” Young Pilkins—" No use going this year, pa.” •• My stars 1 Have you graduated ?” " No, but I won’t be needed next season.” " Can’t understand, my son.” " Guess you don’t read the papers. Wilkins, the other stroke oar, has recovered his health.” A Valuable Invention. A REMARKABLE SIGNAL TORPEDO. (From the Boston Journal.) A signal torpedo is being introduced on the Aus trian railroads which presents some curious advan tages. Instead of being placed in position, it is shot backward by a spring, being attached to a sort of carriage which enables it to slide along tho rail, but does not allow it to fall off. By regulating the action of the spring the torpedo can be sent any re quired distance up to 300 yards. All that the rear brakeman has to do is to place the torpedo slide on the rail and give the spring the necessary impulse for putting it exactly where he wants it to stop. It is so arranged that he does not even have to leave the car in order to do it: the signals can thus be given while the train is still in motion. The whole apparatus weighs about half a pound; it rises less than a quarter of an inch above the level of the rail. Of course a special form of torpedo is required for each particular style of rail. The inventor has also made arrangements by which a whistle may be attached to these torpedoes, in order that the watchmen, etc., along tho line may be informed of the sending of these signals. It is operated by a rubber bag full of compressed air, which is fast enened to the torpedo and moves with it. oßiruAiiYr THE LATE ROBERT A. LOVE. The funeral services over the remains of the late Robert A. Love, who was called the "funny jury man ” on the trial of Ferdinand Ward by reason of his indulging in amusing anecdotes, etc., took place last Tuesday night in the North Baptist Church in West Eleventh gtreet in this city. The audience was very large. The funeral oration was delivered by the Rev. D. Henry Miller, D. D. (formerly of Noble Street Bap tist Church, Greenpoint, L. 1., of which Mr. Love was deacon), whose utterances at times were much interrupted by his emotion, and in bidding farewell to his friend of some fifteen years’ standing he paid the most appropriate tribute to his worth as a man and a Christian, which caused the tears to flow free ly throughout the entire audience. The Rev. Dr. Thomas Armitage, of the Fifth Ave nue Baptist Church, followed in a discourse, explain ing the noble traits of the man, which should always be treasured by his friends, and deeply sym pathized with the widow and the mother, who was praying that night in her loneliness away across the continent. The church services were followed by a dirge of requiem by a quartet choir with organ accompani ment, after which the Rev. Ex. C. John P. Nichols, of Charter Oak, No. 4, read the funeral ceremony of the O. U. A. M. by the Ex. Nat. C. Bro. Seeley, of the N. J. Daughters of Liberty. The vast audience then filed past the bier to view the face of their friend when he was in life, to rest until the morrow in charge of the O. U. A. M. watchers. The remains were taken to Orange, N. J., for in terment. Among the pallbearers were Ex-Nat. C. Bro. G. H. Burton; Nat. Rep. L. N. Hart, representing the National Council; State C. Bro. Lane; State C. Treas. Bro. Grant, representing the State Council; Bro. Ex.-C. Benj. O. Eckert, Inductor and Bro. Banta, representing Charter Oak, No. 4. The widow was assisted by Bros. Myers and Put ner and Sisters Myers and Paynter. Among the prominent people present were Na tional Commander Bro. Geo. White; Ex-Nat. C.’s Burton and Nichols, and Ex-State C.’s Baker and Sutton, of New Jersey. The body was taken to East Orange at 12 o’clock on Wednesday, over the N. J. and Greenwood Lake railroad, and was accompanied by delegations from Charter Oak Council, No. 4, O. U. A. M.; Martha Washington Council, D. of L., and Idlewild Lodge, K. of H. All the floral offerings were taken to the cemetery and used to decorate the grave, producing in tfieir arrangement a very fine effect. The following were the floral offerings: A large emblem, three leet high, square and compass en circling arm and hammer, by Charter Oak, No. 4; a large piece, four feet high, a pillow and sash, by Martha Washington Council, No. 2, Daughters of Liberty; a large floral pattern collar from the Board of Officers of the State Council, O. U. A. M. of N. Y.; a white star from Star Council, No. 49, of Hoboken, N. J.; a "Lyre,” three feet high, from the employees of Alvah Hail, and an anchor from the employees of the deceased. Si HALL’S BALSAM is Caress Coughs, Colds, Pneumonia, Con sumption, Bronchial Difficulties, Bron chitis, Hoarseness, Asthma, Croup, Whooping Cough, Influenza, and all Diseases of the Breathing Organs. 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STROUB’S OYSTER BAY, No. • 2369 THIRD AVENUE, between 128th and 129th sts., is furnishing oysters by the quart and hundred, and is delivering on the half shell at all hours. The proprie. tor, John L. Stroub, is the patentee of the Clam Roaster which is used at most all hotels, oyster houses, and by private families throughout the country with great satis faction. They are sold at all the house furnishing stores throughout the U. S. Principal Depots: John L. Stroub s Oyster Bay, 2369 3d av.; John L. Stroub’s Family Oyster House, 93 Canal st. ; John L. Stroub’s River View Hotel, foot of 125th street. North River. New York City. POOLE S THEATRE, EIGHTH ST. AND BROADWAY. AN ENTIRELY NEW AND BEAUTIFUL THEATRE. Proprietor and Manager Mr. JOHN F. POOLE Being at length fully completed, WILL OPEN POSITIVELY TO-MORROW NIGHT, With the popular young Comedian, W. J. SCANLAN, in SHANE NA LAWN. BOX OFFICE NOW OPEN. Fifth avenue theatre. OPENING. Proprietor and Manager Mr. John Stetson. MONDAY EVENING, SBPT. 6, The Popular Irish Comedian and Vocalist, MR. JOSEPH MURPHY, (His first appearance at this theatre), in the greatest of all Irish dramas, THE KERRY GOW. EveningAt 8. Matinees Wednesday and Saturday. DOCKSTADERI The First Night, Saturday, SEPTEMBER EIGHTEENTH. STAR THEATRE. BARRETT. Second Week, Monday, Sept. 6th, MR. LAWRENCE BARRETT. Monday and Tues lay nights and Saturday Matinee, FRANCESCA DA RIMINI. Wednesday, HAMLET; Thursday, RICHELIEU; Friday and Saturday nights, a double bill, MERCHANT OF VENICE and DAVID GARRICK. Third Week, Sept. 13— Hemani, Hamlet, Harebell, or, the Man O’Airlie,. and Richard 111. PEOPLE’S THEATRE. MR. H. C. MINER.. ..Sole Proprietor and Manager Every Evening, Wednesday and Saturday Matinees. FIRST TIME IN NEW YORK, 1776. THE MINUTE MEN. 1776. A GREAT COMED.Y DRAMA. JAMES A. HERNE, KATHARINE HERNE, Supported by a powerful c< m; any. Splendid Scenery and Costumes. 100 AUXILIARIES. IBLO’S. Last week of the KIRALFY BRO. S Most Pleasing and Popular Spectacle, AROUND THE WORLD in 80 DAYS. With the Supei b CORPS DE BALLET. Monday, September 13th, THEODORA. HARRIGAN’S PARK THEATRE. EDWARD HARRlGANProprietor M. W. HANLEYSo’.e Manager AN ARTISTIC TRIUMPH and a POPULAR SUCCESS. EDWARD HARRIGAN'S ’ INVESTIGATION” AFFORDS INTENSE ENJOYMENT TO ALL. Fun from the Rife to the Fall of the Curtain. "ON UNION SQUARE” NIGHTLY ENCORED. DAVE BRAHAM and his Popular Orchestra. Every Evening, Matinees Wednesday and Saturday. WINDSOR THEATRE. BOWERY, near Canal. Monday Evening, September 6, Bartley Campbell s Great Drama, THE WHITE SLAVE. Magnificent Company. Beautiful Scenery. Rain Storm of Real Water. Matinees Wednesday ard Saturday. Next Week—Frederick Brytton in FORGIVEN. GRAND OPERA HOUSE. Rag Baby. Reserved seats 'orchestracircle and balcony), 30a THIS WEEK O'.M.Y, Charles H. Hoyt’s masterpiece, A A A RAG RAG RAG BABY. BABY. BABY. FRANK DANTBLS as OLD SPORT. THE LAUGHING HIT. GRAB IT QUICK. WEDNESDAY—MATINEES—SATURDAY. ATIONAL THEATRE, Nos. 104 and 106 Bowery. MR. LOUDON McCORMACK, Supported by MISS MAUD MILLER in THE DANITES. H. J. CAMPBELL’S TABLEAUX SOLEIL. AL. FOSTELL and FLORENCE EMMETT. E. W. WEST, ADA MELROSE, &c., <tc. Admission: 35, 25. 15 and 10 cents. Matinees Tue»d.iy, Thursday and Saturday. National theatre. SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT. On Thursday Evening MR. LAWRENCE M. DONOVAN will be presented with the POLICE GAZETTE CHAMPION AERIAL JUMPING MEDAL, by MR. RICHARD K. FOX. Seats can now be secured at Box-Office. MISS LILIAN OLCOTT IN SARDOU’S THEODORA, AT NIBLOB GARDEN, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 13. ADISON SQUARE THEATRK Mr. A. M. PALMERSoIe Manager. Evenings, at 8:30. Matinee Saturday, at 2. “HELD BY THE ENEMY.” “A storm of applause after each act.”—JV. K Herald. CASINO, Broadway and 39th st. UNPARALLELED SUCCESS! of the Sparkling Comic Opera, ER MI NI E . “ Received with roars of laughter.” Roof Garden Promenade Concert after the opera. Admission, including both entertainments, 50c. OSTER & BIAL’S, To-Night. SACRED CONCERT. Vocal and Instrumental Selections by Selected Artists. To-morrow, Monday, Return of the BURLESQUE CO., and first time of a reconstructed version of VENUS and ADONIS. Specialty Artists: Davenport Bros, Acrobats; Leroux and Wilton, Horizontal Bars ; Valjean. Oriental Juggler. Tony pastor’s theatre Every evening this week, Tue-day and Friday Mat., MR. GEORGE H. ADAMS, The young, realistic comedian in THE MISSING I. INK, By the authors of “ Eagle’s Nest.” Original music, songs, dances, choruses, etc., by Prof. Charles F. Dittmar. Next Week—Aaron Woodhull in ELI WHEATFIELD. | 4 TH STREET THEATRE. Coin 6th ave Thoroughly Redecorated—A NEW THEATRE. MONDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 6th. OUR RICH COUSIN—A New Comedy. OUR RICH COUSlN—Brilliant Cast. Every Evening, Matinees Wednesday and Saturday. POPULAR PRICES. rjIHEATRE COMIQUE. 125th st., bet. JL Lex. and 3d ave —MR. JOSH HARTDirector MONDAY EVENING, SEPT. 6, INAUGURAL PRELIMINARY SEASON. HALLAN A HART’S VAUDEVILLE COMBINATION. SEPT. 13— ADA GRAY—A RING OF IRON. STRIKING, MARVELOUS SUCCESSI BUFFALO BILL’S WILD WEST. AT ERASTINA, STATEN ISLAND. CAMP OPEN STJIVIYJkY. A SABBATH ON THE FRONTIER. ADMISSION, SUNDAYS, ONLY 25 CENTS. REFRESHMENTS OF ALL KINDS. Take boats irom the Battery every few minutes. FARE ONLY 10 CENTS. Are you going TO THE FIREMANS’ BAR BA CUE AND PICNIC, At the HARLEM RIVER PARK, Sept. 14th, 1886. Grand Pyrotechnic Display; Surrender of VeraCruzl 1846; Ox Roast Racing, etc. JOHN DECKER, President of Association. CHARLES BRICE, Chairman Com. of Arrangements. JOHN DAILEY, Treasurer Com. of Arrangements. JOHN COSTIGAN, Secretary Com. of Arrangements. WALLACK’S. Broadway and 30th st. JOSEPHINE I McCAULL SOLD BY CPERA COMIQUE HER SISTER. I COMPANY. EVENINGS at 8. SATURDAY fIATINEE at 2. fIIHIBD AVENUE THEATRE. I J. M. HILL, Manager. Grand Si ejtacular Production, YOUTH. Introducing Co. D and drum and fife corps of the 71st Regiment. Matinees Wednesday and Saturday. BIJOU OPERA HOUSE. MONDAY, SEPT. 13, MR. N. C. GOODWIN, Supported by Miles Barton s Burlesque Co. in the Great Success, LITTLE JACK SHEPPARD. F. PROCTOR’S NOVELTY. • BROOKLYN, E. D. Matinees Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday. 10 OTS. I A Reserved Seat, 30 cts. !20 CTS. ° P Commen^i g Ek ’ I SEPT ’ 6th ’ Mlaer ’ s Silver Seats secured by Telephone 813, Williamsburg. ERRIMAC AND MONITOR NAVAL BATTLE. Not a moving picture, but an actual battle scene. Open day aud evening. Madison avenue and Fifty-ninth street. HALF PRICE ON SUNDAYS. LEE AVENUE ACADEMY OF MUSIC, Williamsburg.— Six Nights, with Wednesday and Saturday Matinees, commencing Monday, Sept. 6, the inimitable AIMEE, in hersu'erb comedies, MAM’ZELLE and DIVORCONS. Next week HARDIE & VON LEER in A BRAVE WOMAN. rinHEISS’ CONCERTS, 14TH ST/ NEAR •J 3d av. New Music Hall and Alhambra Court. CONCERT EVERY AFTERNOON arid EVENING. The only Sliding Roof in the world with a Coney Island breeze. 1886 SE^- ON 1887. EDMUND COLLIER in JACK CADE, METAMORA and VIRGINIUS, commencing August 30, at MINER’S PEOPLE’S THEATRE. 'SANS SOUOI MUSIC HALL Broadway and W. 31st st. 1. E. GOULDManager FRANK LAWTONStage Manager This handsome edifice is crowded nightly by the upper ten of the metropolis. FIVE HOURS OF SOLID AMUSEMENT. Those wishing to drive away .the blues should visit this cosy resort and witness one of the most unique and novel performances ever given in this or any other city in America. New attractions for the coming week; all of the old favorites retained. Our elegant orchestra teach one a soloist) will discourse all of the. popular airs from the leading operas, corned es, &c. POSITIVELY. CLOSED ON SUNDAYS. ARRY HILL’S TO-NIGHT. Grand Vocal and Instrumental Concert Every Nigut. First-cla<s Variety Show. Banjo Instruction—ss Course. Pupils taught for the Stage. Rapid advancement guar anteed. Fine Banjos, heads, strings, pegs, etc. P.ay for callers. Dare Brothers, 112 West 35th st., opposite Harrigan's. BANJO —BANJO.—Banjo Instruction for Stage or Home amusement. Terms reasonable. CHARLES EDGAR DOBSON, 153 West 42d st., coruer Broadway. Play for callers. ESTABLISHED - ~- 1807 B.M. Cowperthwait &Co. Furniture, Carpets, Bedding, Stoves, Crockery, Every thing for Housekeeping. 153,155,157,159.161,163, 165 CHATHAM ST., 193, 195, 197, 199, 201, 203, 205 PAHK BOW, INJJW YORK. Between City Hall or Bridge Entrance and Chatham Square Elevated Station. Goods seat everywhere. Liberal terms or cash dis count. Now Price Lists mailed. Wines;, &e. EXCELSIOH HAUL, No. 327 liBOOME ST., near BO IV EK Y. GENERAL DEPOT FOR GEO. BECHTEL’S EXCELSIOR LAGER BEER. CHOICEST WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS. SYLVESTER D. SCHAFFNER, Proprietor. Important Notice to the Traveling Public and Shippers of Freight. 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