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Academy of Music. —Mr. Abbsy an
tjouncos two operatic conderts to be given by
Jlme. Adelina P-.tti, aa the inauguration of her ,
tarewoll tour, and last appearances in America. ,
The first of these memorable lyric events will oc-
Aur on Thursday evening next at the Academy, on
Which occasion the great artist will be hoard in the
Second act of "Semiramide.” The second concert
will -be given at a matinee on the following Satur
day, when she will repeat the third act of "Faust ”
{the garden scene), in costume.
The orchestra will include fifty specially selected
musicians,, under the direction of Signor Luigi
Arditi. The sale of seats is progressing, and the
prices range from $1.50 to $2. $3 and sl.,
Lyceum Theatre.—" Gretchen ” was
given its final performance last week, and on Mon
day evening Miss Fortescue camo forward as Gil
berto, in "Frou Frou.” a charactorand drama which
was first made familiar here many years ago by Miss
Agnes Ethel.
Miss Fortescue’s Gilbertefo chief merit is in the
dresses, which are changed with almost, the fre
quency of those of a lightning change artiste of the
Variety stage. In the quieter scenes—notably in
the first act—Miss Fortescue is at her best. In the
death scene she was Insufficient and wooden. She
yvaa fairly supported by her company. The stage
Betting was appropriate and finely arranged.
"Frou Frou ” will be repeated until further no
Niblo’s Garden.—Bartley Campbell’s
flramaof "Siberia” will continue as the attraction
at this house aurin? the present week. It will also
i>o ,een at the roaular matinees on Wednesday and
Saturday. ■■ Siberia " Is one of the best written
and most popular of Mr. Campbell's efforts as a
playwright, and since its first representation two
or three seasons ago at the Fourteenth Street
Theatre, its career has been marked by a very large
degree of favor from the play-going public in every
part of the country.
Wadlack’s Theatre. —" Sophia” dur
ing the present week. Mr. Buchanan’s adaptation
Of his own ideas as the proper representatives of
Fielding's Immortal story of ''Tom Jones”—in dra
matic form, may not be poetio or oven wear the
guise of the original, yet they are presented pleas
antly and so measurably pass current as "accept,
able." Since its first performance. "Sophia” has
been seen by large audiences—whi ch fact augurs
for it a profitable if not a long run.
Fifth Avenue Theatre. — Again—
and equally as welcome—the continuance of “ The
Mikado-” You may not-have seen it—hot it is
"there all lite same” and possibly had not the
managerial Mikado other arrangements in view —
it would be “I he Mikado” until after the holidays.
Therefore it Is that this is the last week of the
•■Mikado.” At each of the remaining performances
every lady purchaser of a coupon-seat in the orches
tra will be presented with a Japanese fan of silver
and gold, a ladv’s hair ornament and a book mark
With painted pictures of the throe little maids.
On'Monday, November 22, the " Princess Ida”
Will bo revived. _____
Cromwell’s Art Illustrations.—
Professor Cromwell will present this evening at the
theatre owned by Jay Gould, N. W. cor. of Eighth ave,
and Twenty-third at, as his subj ect for illustration
upon the canvas, "Paris of To-day.” The pictures
which are included in this series are all new, having
been taken by photographic process and from
Sketches by the professor during his recent extend
ed tour of Europe. The beauty, artistic finish and
fidelity to the subjects of these illustrations have
rarely been equalled—certainly never excelled by
any artist.
Daly’s Theatre.—There did not
seem to be any necessity of a change of bill at this
house for some time to come, as " After Business
Hours ” continued to attract numerous and greatly
pleased audiences. This farcical comedy bids fair
to have place among the many successes of his
management. Nevertheless, “After Business
Hours” will be withdrawn. Its last performance
will be given to-morrow evening. On Tuesday
evening Mr. Daly will present for the first time a
uew eccentric comedy in three acts, entitled •• Love
In Harness,” in which his entire company will
Matinees will be given as usual,
Koster and Bial’s Concert Hall.—
The proprietors of this popular place of amuse
ment are lucky men, for they always have large
audiences. The difficulty has been to find accom
modation for all comers alter the performance com*
We have spoken of luck in connection with this
wonderful popularity, but luck has not so much to
do with it as judgment.
There is no necessity to say more than that the
burlesque, “Capt. Jack Sheppard,” still holds the
principal place in the bills. The military scene,
"Reception of Nations,” which arouses the an
dience nightly to patriotic enthusiasm, is made
still more effective by the introduction of a Hying
representation of the Bartholdi statue, lighted by
electricity. *
There wilt baa sacred concert to-night, at which
the celebrated A rmonini Mandolin Quartette will
make their appearance.
The American Institute Fair.—The
folding of annual fairs of the American Insti
tute, of this city, the fifty-fl fth of which is now in
progress, has always been made tributary to social
gratification as well as to commercial utility. The
fihrysanthemum, the lovely queen of Autumn, will
make her nest appearance at the fair on Wednesday
pt this week, and will remain there for one week.
fThere have already been very fine exhibitions of
Jthis grand flower show in this city, but the exhibi
tion next Wednesday promises to equal if not to
excel the best of these shows. Many new and rare
varieties will be shown, among them the beautiful
"Mrs. Cleveland.” Numerous articles, both useful
and ornamental, ranged on stands, are calculated to
arouse the honest pride of all Americans in the
progress which has been made in the industrial
The largo hall of the Institute was well filled dur
Ing the last wee’r with throngs of visitors, who were
highly gratified with the exhibition. During the
afternoons and evenings Prof. Bauland’s orchestra
Will continue to render delightful music.
Proctor’s Novelty Theatre (Brook
lyn, E. D.). —For this week, beginning to-morrow
evening, Manager Proctor announces as his attrac
tion ten performances of the popular drama of
"Taken From Life’’—matinees being given on
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday after
noons. "Taken From. Life ” will be given with a
creditable and efficient cast and with new scenic
settings, mechanical effects and appointments.
Audiences "packed to the doors” every night are
the rule since Mr. Proctor assumed the manage
ment here. The prices of admission range from 50
?ts., 30 cts., down to 15 cts.
Globe Dime Museum.—The claim
ant, Sir Roger Tichborne, has boen engaged to re
peat daily, in this popular resort, his lecture upon
his late trial and h s adventures by sea and land.
An entire change has been made in the curio hall
and a large number of rare animate and inanimate
Curiosities and freaks of nature added to the origi
nal extensive collection.
Mr. Edward Atkins and the original Virginia Jubi
lee Singers will be seen and heard in his new drama
©f Southern life, entitled "A White Nigger.” Con
certs will bo given this afternoon and evening.
Fourteenth Street Theatre.—Sam’l
M. Posen B. Plastrick Curtis with his " Caught in a
porner,” will continue until further notice to make
very largo audiences laugh as audiences never
laughed befor j at his droll and really capital delin
eation of Hebrew character.
Matinees will be given on Wednesday and Satur
Bijou Opera House.—Mr. Nat Good-
Win in "Jack Sheppard,” as usual. Blueskin will
be on hand as chairman of the festive highwaymen
and jollity aud song will reign supreme. " That’s
Matinee oa Saturday.
National Theatre.—Mr. Joseph Her
man will occupy this stage daring the present
week, appearing xn his now sensational drama, en
titled "103 Wives.” Mr. Herman will be supported
by the leading members of Manager Heumann's
regular company. The drama is in four acts.
The variety olio includes among other special
features. the Lenton Bros.; the duattists, Misses
Murilli and Bellini; Mr. George Beauchamp, the
noted English vocal comedian, and Mr. Wm. H.
Burke, the mouth harmonica player.
Manager Heumann announces tho production at
this house, for the week commencing November
22, of the drama of "The Pavements of Paris.’’
Matinees Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Special
concerts this afternoon and evening.
Theiss’s Concerts.—Manager Theiss
includes in his present week’s programme, com
menclng with this afternoon and evening concerts,
many new musical features and specialties. The
orchestra and its instrumental soloists will be heard
in their most popular seleetions, and the vocalists
Will repeat thoir usual repertoire of songs. Theiss
Is doing an oxcellent business and the artistically
decorated AlhJmbra and concert hall arc crowded
afternoon and evening with appreciative audiences.
Dockstader’s. — The past was the
banner week at Doekstader’s. Tho house hss been
crowded at every performance with delighted au
diences, which arc composed of the best people-
The programme presented has been bright and at
tractive. and we are informed by tho management
will be continued the coming week. They have in
rehearsal a funny burl-squo on the Greek play,
which will serve to introduce all that is topical
aud tunoly. So presented, it will ba one of
the strongest magnets, theatrically, in this city,
and ruin or shine you will always find a full house
at Dookstader’s.
The capabilities of Dockstader's comedians, and
thi oxqusite ballads rouderod. to say nothing of the
inimitable Mr. D., himself, places it far above the
usual standard in this class of entertainments.
They announce that some forty-five thousand
people have already laughed there, aud wo don t
doubt it.
Third Avenue Theatre. —To-morrow
evening Mr. Frederick Warde, who has this season
reached the front rank as a popular and profitable
star, will begin an engagement of one week. His
repertoire will be aa follows: Monday, Tuesday and
Wednesday nights, "Virginias;” Wednesday mati
nee, "The Lndy of Lyons,” Thursday and Saturday
nights, “Richard 111. ;” Friday, " The Merchant of
Venice” and "Katherine and Petruchio.” Mr.
Warde will have the assistance of an excellent com
pany and his plays will be handsomely staged.
Hart’s Theatre Comique. —Nearly
every playgoer in Harlem visited the Comique last
week to witness th» performance of Mr. Gillette’s
well-known military drama of "Held by tho
Enemy.” And the elite and the "theatre parties,
which have become an up-town institution, were
there in full force.
This result will be repeated this week in tho de
sire of the Harlemites to enjoy Mr. Charles A. Gard
ner’s performance of " Karl, the Peddler. Mr.
Gardner will be supported by a capable company.
Matinees Wednesday and Saturday.
Professor John De Morgan’s Illus
trated Lectures. —At Poole’s Theatre, thia even
ing, Professor De Morgan, the popular elocutionist
and lecturer, will deliver his lecture on " Ireland,
Past. Present, and Future.” The description, as
well as anecdotal passages, will be ill ustrated with
nearly one hundred portraits of notable Irish
orators, statesmen, poets and patriots, and pictures
of the celebrated and historic places of the " land of
Erin,” including beautiful views of the Lakes of
Killarney and the Giant a Causeway. The lecture
and illustrations will doubtless attract, as all such
instructive entertainments should, a large and de
lighted audience.
Musical and Dramatic Items.
John Hooley, one of the brightest of
the many advance-agents of the present time, cut his
throat with a r-»zor on the night of Nov. 2. at Olean. N. Y.
The night previous he had passed at the St. James Hotel,
Bradford. Pa., where he acted so strangely as to cause
doubts of his sanity. In the morning he said he could
not account for his conduct, but thought it ail rO'Ultcu
from indigestion. The news of his sad end surprised and
shocked all who knew him. lie was born about 1R.»6,
and was the nephew of Richard Hooley. He went into
•he profession as a boy, and his earliest work was done
tor M. W. Hanley, about 1875. His last employment was
with “ Rag Baby” company.
The company for David Bidwell’s stock
season of twenty-fmir weeks left this city November 4,
and open in New Orleans to-day. Barton Hill, Charles
Wheatleivh, Walter Dennis, Hart Conway, I uke Martin.
Edgar Selden, J. B. Booth. Jr., Lewis Mitchell, May
Brookyn, IT. G. Brinker, Emma Maddern, Isabella Wal
dron, Pauline Duffield, Kate Stanley and R. E. Stevens
(manager) compii.se the roster, with Osmond Tearle and
Minnie Conway added. ,
Trouble is in prospect over the “Theo
dora” dates made by E. G. Stone, who represented
Lilian Olcott when that lady began her tour. After the
Niblo’s success, E. G. Gilmore secured an interest in the
tour, and he has since repudiated some of the dates,
claim ng that Mr. Stone had no authority to make them.
Managers Hayman, Spaulding (St. I.ouis), Tabo r . Hamlin
and Miner we affected by this move of Mr. Gilmore's
Charles Fradel, pianist, died of con
sumption at Tremont, N. Y., aged about sixty, leaving a
widow. He was a native of Vienna, Austiia, where his
father was piano teacher to Prince Metternich. After
spending his early rears' in Paris, young Fradel came to
the United States about 1857. lie was then a brilliant
pianist of the light school, and a composer of uncommon
Chicago was pained to the point of
sympathetic indignation because last Saturday week
Clara Morris gave that city over four hours of a matinee.
New York gets that often from Clara, and never mur
murs. It was pitch dark when she let the audience out
the latt time she played at the Union Square Theatre,
aud the month was only October, at that.
Morris H. Warner, Barnum’s press
agent, is in this city. He is re-engaged tor IRB7, an Ihe
deserves his reward. Since his arrival in the city Mr.
Warner has been engaged as advance agent of Robson ±
Crane’s Company.
George K. Fortescue was suffering
from pneumonia last week, consequently " Evangeline ”
was given without Catherine for four performances dur
ing the week’s stay in Williamsburg, N. Y.
Michael F. Downs was arrested Nov.
4tb,on a charge of securing admission to various theatres
on letters purporting to be signed by Manager F. B. Mur
tha, of the Windsor.
J. B. Simmons, treasurer of the
Violet Cameron Company, is dying of quick consumption
at St. Vincent’s Hospital. He came fro’m England with
the company.
J. Connor Roach has finished a new
play for John Howson, and Dramatic Editor Fleishman,
of the Buffalo Courier, has completed one for somebody
Fred Solomon joins the Casino road
i company November 15 in Cincinnati to play Cadeaux in
[ " Erminie.”
Walbi Wwn.
The Best Beer and Liquors.—Sev-
> eral of our friends have said to us, " I can’t got a
good glass of lager in Broadway, in the neighbor-
’ hood of the City Hall. Why is it?” And we have
answered: "Because you don’t search. There is
John P. Senninger, No. 2 Murray street, who sells
George Bechtel’s honest lager beer. If you can find
better beer in New York let us know where and we’ll
go there.” Gradually our friends are discovering that
in No. 2 Murray street they can get the best of beer,
■ and whiskies, brandies, wines and cigars which
1 cannot be surpassed in excellence for the same
price in New York. Don’t forget No. 2 Murray
How Doss Cameron Do It ?—sso over-
1 coats, sls; |4O overcoats, sl2; S3O overcoats. $8;
1 S2O overcoats, $6; $lO overcoats, $3. Camkkon,
Flatbush ave. and Dean st., Brooklyn.
“The Devil and the Deep Sea.”—
The old story of the poor soul who was caught be
tween ** The Devil and the Deep Sea,” gets a new
illustration from the dealing of doctors and drugs
with malaria. The story is soon told: "My daugh
ter,” said a lady, "had been struggling with malaria
for four years. She was all the time out of health,
poor appetite, disordered digestion, pale earthy
color, pain in her head, limbs and back, and every
now and then a right hard chill, followed by fever.
Then we would send for our doctor, and he would
prescribe quinine, just as he did from the first—and
so kept doing all along—until the name of quinine
sounded like the tolling of the bell. Clearly be
tween the two, her health was being ruined and
her very life in peril. She was really between ‘ Tho
Devil and the Deep Sea.' Sometimes the name is
varied, and it is called some other * ine * in place
of quinine, but it is all the same. Tho old firm,
with a new sign. In this dilemma a lady friend
said: ‘ Why not try Humphrevs* Homeopathic
Specifics Nos. Ten and Sixteen ?’ I tried them.
They were a success from the first, and not only
cured the malaria, but restored her to perfect
health, and left no trace of disease or drug poison
How Does Cameron Do It ? - SSO over
coats, sls; S4O overcoats, sl2; S3O overcoats, $8;
S2O overcoats, $6; $lO overcoats, $3. Cameron,
Flatbush ave. and Dean st., Brooklyn.
No greater benefit can bo derived in
cases of dyspepsia, want of appetite, looseness of
the bowels, than by the use of the genuine Angos
tura Bitters.
How Does Cameron Do It ? —sso over
coats, |ls; S4O overcoats, sl2; S3O overcoats, $8;
S2O overcoats, $6; $lO overcoats, $3. Cameron,
Flatbush ave. and Dean st., Brooklyn.
The Herald says that a bottle of Dr.
Fuller's Pocket Injection, with syringe combined,
will cure the worst case without capsules or nau
seous medicines. All druggists sl.— Sat. Express,
How Dobs Cameron Do It ?—sso over
coats, sls; S4O overcoats, sl2; S3O overcoats, $8;
S2O overcoats, $6; $lO overcoats, $3. Oamebos,
Flatbush ave. and Dean st., Brooklyn.
All private diseases cured by physi
cian in drug store, No. 99 Park street, cor. Mulber
ry. All other diseases skillfully treated.
Dr. Fuller’s Youthful Vigor Pills,
for loss of manhood, cures nervous debility sper
motorrhoea and nocturnal emissions. By mail, $2.
Depot, No. 429. ? Canal street and all druggists.
How Does Cameron Do It ? —sso over
coats, sls; S4O overcoats, sl2; S3O overcoats, $8;
S2O overcoats, $6; $lO overcoats, $3. Ca-MBHON
Flatbush ave. and Dean st., Brooklyn.
Rheumatism and Gout,—“ Wilson’s
Wonder” cures, or money returned. Sent on receipt
ciJUO. Depot ISo. 99 Park st., N.Y. And all druggists.
The chamoion Sleeper-Never Drenk Ten
Classes of L quor in his Life—Shcutd have
Cared for the Man-A Man who
the Pciice Trials a Circus-Too Much
Quinine with WJfisky-He Did !t-to Oblige
—He Wouldn’t Tell a Lie -A Doub-tfui De
fense—The Horse that Knows Relieving
Nugent, of iba Sixth Precinct, shouM ba'io been
at tho Special Seudou. at 10:30. as witness against a
thief that .tole a horse-blanket. He wasn, t ‘bero,
and the thief was acquitted. The man that had
lost the blanket went to the station-house to get if,
aud thus the absence of the offloer was discoverea.
Nugoat said when he came off the day to
eight o’clock in the morning, he b Hfl Rn ...
spare, and thought he woudd have a ua P* 4vln . t
the station-house bootblack to call him. Ho aian ,
and he slept till twelve o’clock.
Broderick, of tho Six.Ui Precinct,
the Bighteeutb Precinct to do duty at the
Ha left the place of registry at 12:1a, and
the station-house. Au officer came in tho puce
and said •• Good morning " to him, and he thought it
was his reliet, aud left. tn
•■Ho earn- in tho station-house at ten minutes to
one,” said Capt. Clinchy. ■' and said he was r«»«v® a
by a strange officor. He was so much under the in
flu-ance of liquor, he wasn't fit to do duty.
"I was net intoxicated, but I appeared to be. 1
was worn out. Idl l not-drink a sup of liquor i
day,” said tho officer. , M -
"I examined him at ten minutes to °ne and
shook him,” sud the captain, ” and says 1, no ca -
ful of what you say. I asked him about coming i
from the place of registry. .Ho mumbled out some
thing. 1 then smelled his breath and I smelled
liquor on it, and called tho acting sergeant to ex
amine him. Ho staggered slightly when I BhooK
Tlie sergeant said the officer was a little stupid.
The officer said, when seut in the back room
didn't know auy such complaint was
made. He had never drank ten glasses of liquor in
his life, and he did not drink a drop that day.
Taite, of the Thirtieth Precinct, found a man in a
cellar mortally wounded, and neglected to have him
sent to the hospital. He said he did not know at
the time it was an accident. The janitor ‘•°l tl nim
a drunken man was in the cellar and when he w °o
down the man’s friends were there and they said
they would take care of him, and they took him
" But the man’s skull was fractured?” said Capt
Seibert. . .
" There was no mark of violence on him. ms
friends were there,” said the officer.
"The man died,” said Capt, Seibert.
The Commissioner thought there was some care
lessness on the part of the officer.
Mr. Murphy is a new man on the force, about two
months on it. Ho looked as if he went on the force
on a drunk, hud been on it since, and had connect
ed himsclt with the department lor fun. Ho nad not
pationce to sit and wait till his case came up in
regular order.but went out in the interim ana bad a
••bal l .” The consequence was when ho. came in
and stood up to be tried, he was pretty woll loaded
—in the condition of a man that didn’t cars a darn
tor all creation. . „ .
The first charge was preferred by Roundsman
Waudling. who aaid be found Murphy leaning on a
bench with his coat and hat off, in the cable ciuce
in Broadway.
"Guilty,” said ths officer.
"Lying down on a bench, without a hat? re
peated the Commissioner.
" Yes, sir. That day I was at the registry in Allen
street. Leaving the registry office, I came down
chat night on post. I did not see this man (the
roundsman) till late, and I gave him up for g°°a
and thought he was as tired as I was (laughter), and
I went iu and laid down.” (Renewed laughter.)
"What W 4» his condition?” asked the Commis
sioner. , ,
"I wont over his post before I commenced to
time him,” said Wandling. " I looked in all the
places, and when I looked in this place J saw him
lying down and his coat under his head.
" I acknowledge that,” said Mr. Mnrphy.
"He got up when I went in, and I asked if that
was the way he did police duty. asked how long
he had boen in; ho said a minute.”
" I had to say something,” said the officer, amid
renewed laughter. ... a*
" I struck his post at 2 A. M. and commenced to
travel it to 3:35,” said tho roundsman. f
"He must have been a great deal longer, said
tho Commissioner. , .
"No, no; he just actually caught me lying down
" No; I wasn’t asleep. I’ll take those words
•• You were lying down, that is true ?”
<< Yes,”
•• As a matter of fact, I don’t believe you are new
in condition to conduct your own case ?”
"That's what Commissioner French told me,
said Mr. Murphy, laughingly. *' lam satisfied to
go before a doctor.”
"When were you appointed ?”
" On the 28th of August, last.”
"Next charge,” said the Commissioner.
This was absent from his post; sitting in a chair
at No. 116 William Street from 8:30 to 8:40.
"I am guilty of that,” said Mr. Murphy, laugh
ing. "I was about ten minutes.”
"Why were you in there setting on a chair?”
asked the Coinmissoner.
" I had no special business to do, and I just went
down there and met a friend.”
"And you sat down in a chair to talk to your
friend ?”
"I wasn’t five minutes down; that didn’t amount
to nothing.” [Laughter.]
" Here is another charge, preferred by Roundsman
Halpin. Yon didn't properly patrol for two hours.
What do you say to that? Do you desire to make
any explanation to that?” asked Commissioner
"No, I pass,” said the officer, amid roars of laugh
"Here is another charge,” said the Commissioner,
lifting up a paper. "You were a’esint from your
1 postal Morris street and Jlroad way from 11:25 to
11:58. Are you guilty of thilcbarKer 1
"Yes, sir. I notified the roundsman that I was
going to get my dinner. It was my long day. He
wouldn’t let me go, and I went and had it."
"You knew you were violating the rules?”
"Yes, sir, I knew I was violating the rules.”
"Stenographer, write up these cases lor to-mor
row,” said the Commissioner.
" Is that all ?” asked Mr. Murphy.
" All, isn’t that enough ?” said the Commissioner
with a scowl.
, "I didn’t know but there might be some more.
Good day, air.” said Mr. Murphy saluting the Com-
1 miseioner, but he didn’t look up to recognize him.
Mr. Murphy went up the room looking for his hat,
he didn’t know it was in his hand till reminded of
that fact by a brother officer. He then saluted the
boys and strode out amid a general guffaw.
He was dismissed from the department next day.
Henry and Strasson were found coming out of the
liquor saloon, corner of Sixteenth street and Avenue
Henry said at Fourteenth street he heard a rap.
He ran up to Sixteenth sheet aud found Strasson ai.
tho door. They went in the place and at first sa-y
nobody. Strasson walked to tho bar and saw the
proprietor asleep and woke him up. They looked
througlrthe place and found nobody in it and left.
The proprietor 3 wife was sick; he had gone b ’.ck
after closing up to got something for her, and sitting
down fell asleep.
The Commissioner thought it strange that e man
should go back to his store for something for his
sick wife,.and sit down, aud fall asleep. Bo?h offi
cers said that was a fact.
Roundsman Manierro said ho saw a bright light
in tho store, and ho suspected the office a Were hi
there, and he took up a position iu front of the
store and watched it ton minutes, when they camo
out. Strasson said he found the door open, and
whistled for Henry. Tho proprietor s<Jd nothing
about having fallen asleep, till prompted by the offi
Henry said it was customary to go in the hall to
try the sido-door, when the hall-door was open.
This hall-door was always open.
Tho roundsman said that was news to him, to go
in a hallway to try a side-dcor,
Pat Burns, the proprietor, said ho did fall asleep
in his store, and the officers came in and woko him
Leonard, of the Seventh Precinct, lost his fira.key
on post. Ho did not discover his loss till bo got in
tho station-house. He then went out and looked for
it in every place that he had beon in during his
tour, and asked if they had seen it.
Tho Commissioner thought he hadn’t a proper
idea of his obligations and responsibilities as a po
liceman. Ho had better wake up.
Cn tho day of tho Bartholdi procession. Rounds
man Bruns was sent with a section of men from the
Twenty-eighth Precinct to report by ten o’clock at
Wall street and Broadway. He got there with his
men about eight o’clock. At ten o’clock Inspector
Steers found him under tho influence of liquor,
and sent him iu a cab to the First Precinct station
‘•All I have to say is,” said the roundsman, "I
will tell tho truth, and nothing but the truth. Two
hours before that it was quite rainy and I got wet.
lam subject to malaria. I took nine grains of qui
nine when I got up, and no breakfast, when I got
up at five. Down town I took three moro grains of
quinine and a glass of whisky. That’s all I’ve got
to say. lam telling tho truth, and nothing but the
Inspector Steers said if a man took nine grains of
quinine on an empty stomaoh, three grains and a
glass of whisky after that, it might put him in tho
dazed condition that he found him.
Mathews, of tho Fifth Precinct, admitted violat
ing Rule 598, selling tickets and collecting money in
liquor saloons for some one’s benefit.
He said the charge was true. Ho sold tho tickets
for the benefit of a young man whoso father was
dead and who had a mother and two sisters to sup
port. The lad had his finger sawed off in a refriger
ator factory. Ho paid sls in the hospital for three
weeks’ board; he had a relapse, and was eight weeks
more in tho German Hospital. The mother came
to him, asked if he would sell some of these tickets
for a raffle, and he did so. He did not think at the
time he was violating any rule.
Of late no less than thirty costly plate-glass win
dows have been broken by sneak thievos in York
ville. somo to steal a pair of shoes or a pair of pants
or some cheap article. Captain Conlin is making
every effort to catch tho thieves. For that purpose
he gave Owens instructions to patrol Third avenue
in plain clothes, and Doyle orders to keep a sharp
look out for this ‘ tipping of tho glaze” on his post.
With all their watching, a plate-glass was broken
and seventy dollars worth of clothing taken from
tho window. Tho two officers neither beard tho
breaking ol the glass nor observed it after it was
Barry, found coming out of the liquor saloon No.
1 Eldridge street, said ho was not in tho bar, but tho
restaurant of tho place.
Sergeant Creeden said he came up Division street
and saw r man standing there. Tho man stepped
back and he thought it strange. Ho took his stand
by the door. Barry came out nod tho door was
locked after him. The door lod to tho liquor sa
Sullivan, of tho Sixth JWoinef . was charged wHfcr |
entering the liquor saiooa* 4b2 Pearl st.eiot. lie .
said bo went iu to get? a lemon to put on hie finger,
which was sore.
"What did you say to-the sergeant when you
came out?” asked the Commiuaiouor.
"He lectured me about being in. I said, ‘lt’s no
use making an excuse.’ 4'too bartender «aid, ‘That's
a terrible finger; what wili- you have?’ I said, ‘A
glass of ale.’ ”
When Sergeant Keating turned the mon out at
six o’clock, he told them ail to 1 come in at twelve
without, being relieved. Wood snid ho did not bear
the order, and remained out till five o'clock. ,
Roundsman Doevos was ordered oiit of bod to look
for him. He patrolled the post, Washington and ’
Webster avenues, from two till five, and failing to
find Wood returned to the Station House noafr slx
o'clock disgusted. Tho supposition was that Wood
slept bis tour of duty and five hon-rs over.
" Didn’t you think it strange that you shouldn’t
be relieved ?” asked the Commissioner.
" Yes. sir; I thought it strange that the captain
should keep me out for twelve hours on post.”
(Laughter.) I
" What led you to go in at half-past four ?” asked
the Commissioner.
" I supposed I would be needed to go out with 1
the rest of the men to tho polls. That’s what made
me go in.”
" You took your chance to absent yourself from
your post. Don't you think it was wrong to leave
your post unprotected ?”
" I was very sick all night long,” was the reply.
When time was up to be relieved, Tobin’s horse,
tired of waiting for the relief, kicked up her heels
and threw him, then cantered off to the Station
That was the officer’s story. The throw rendered
him senseless, and in that condition ho was found.
The charge read that he was asleep. Ha was asked
if tho mare didn’t have a curb and bit. Yes* but
sho was vicious, sometimes he would go in with
half a bridle, and sometimes a rope. She was ’ike a
mustang at relieving time. Four had ridden the
mare, aud all were glad to be rid of her. She came
near killing Sergeant Lucas. After he was thrown
in the grass he fell asleep. Before going out on
post he drank a couple of glasses of beer, but none
on post.
Tho roundsman eaid that about twenty minutes
after six P. M., going to the relieving, point, he saw
the officer’s horse, riderless, on a gentle canter, on
the way to the station house. He went to the re
lieving point and couldn't find him. He returned
to the station house and reported him missing, and
led an exploring party to find him. At a quarter to
eight they found him lying on the grasa asleep,
twelve feet from the roa I. When they roused him
up he wanted to go to sleep again. They got him
up and asked where his horse was. He didn't know.
Where was his hat; he didn’t know. They got a
wagon passing and carted him to the Thirty-fifth
Precinct station house. The surgeon came and said
the officer had been drinking, but wasn’t drunk
now. Tobin said the horse bolted from him.
The case of Norvel, of the Thirty-second Pre
cinct, was postponed. It appears that Norvul is in
the Tombs, and can’t get the $2,000 bail fixed by
the magistrate. The colored woman and her hus
band were ready to prosecute the case.
Thomas Jefferson and his wife said nothing when
told the case had to go over for the present.
She charges that the officer left his post, came in
to her house in the absence of her husband and
criminally assaulted her. That he left, went on his
post and came back to the house and again assault
ed her.
The woman looks quiet, and not over physically
strong, but is rather good looking.
Oij JuWvH
Twice In Jeopardy.
There is nothing like taking time by the forelock
if you can catch on to the,frosted sinner—Time. If
anybody can, it is a new-fledged policeman and a
student of theology. The one can beat the rounds
man, and the other the professors. In th’s case the
officer fooled the Court of General Sessions, then
tho Judges of the Special Sessions, and by this
hocus pocus prevented himself being put on trial
for clubbing a citizen.
That astute officer hailed from the Twenty-eighth
I Precinct—McKnight.
The victim, James Collins, wag tried in the Gen
eral Sessions charged with assaulting the officer.
The jury disagreed, and the case was sent to the
Special Sessions to be disposed of by three Justices.
It was taken up by Smith, Kilbreth and Power.
The officer said he saw the prisoner, about half
past ten o’clock, on Third avenue. He was drink
ing beer from a can with a gang of fellows who
were insulting laffies, and he ordered the gang to
move on. Prisoner asked him why he insulted his
friends. The officer told him to stop treating his
ftiesds froni the kettle and go on in the house.
After giving him that fatherly police advice, Collins
hit him on the head with his can. Then his friends
assaulted him and broke his right forefinger. The
man had been drinking, but he couldn’t say he was
"You remember this case was tried in the Gen
eral Sessions and the jury disagreed?” said counsel.
‘"Yes, sir.”
"And you remember saying that there was no
body present at that time but yourself?”
"Yes, sir.”
"Do you remember that you clubbed him black
and blue in the station-house, most unmercifully?”
"I remember I clubbed him in front of the
"Don’t you remember clubbing him back of the
desk, after ho left?”
, The Court ruled out the,question.
i "Did you ever see the prisoner before that
"Yes, sir. Remember seeing him, and saying ho
belonged to a gang.”
"And that sevcralfgentlemen, on that trial, testi
fied to his good character ?” ** ‘
The Court ruled that out.
Officer Campbell, of the Twenty-eighth Precinct,
said seven or eight persons tried to rescue the pris
oner, and the prisoner kicked at the officer.
Officer McCarty was called by his brother officer,
and, for a wonder, could swear to nothing.
Officer Hammel saw the arrest made, and bis
brother officer was as gentle with the prisoner as if
he had beon a baby.
Ann McGown was called by the defendant. She
said Collins had boarded with her for about a yeir.
After work he came in, washed himself, had sup
per. and lay down in his bed and commenced to
oad. she supposed. He never hung around the
corners with a gang.
"I have been in prison three months.” said
Collins, when he was called as witness in his own
behalf. '* After working that day I came home and
washed myself, got s;upper, and feeling tired took
up the paper ana went in the front room, lay down
and fell asleep. I woke up at nine and felt dry, and
took a can and went out to get a kittle of beer. On
the way to the saloon I met a friend I had not seen
in a good while, and while talking to him the
officer came along, and without saying a word gave
me a welt on the shoulder with his club, and said,
‘G’’long.’ 1 said, ‘What for?* He then gave me
another crr.ck. I said, ‘Don’t, please, don’t club
me.’ 'O, h ,’ he said, end again clubbed me,
and then arrested me. He kept on clubbing me all
the way to the Station House, and thumped me till
I was black and blue all over. In tho Station House
he clubbed me going back to the cell. I have lived
twenty months in that house. I never was arrested,
and I associate with no corner gangs. I did not
strike the officer.”
The defendant was acquitted.
— -» —
No Half-way Work. Cure your oough thorough
ly. Hale’s Honey of Horehound and Tar will do it.
Tlie Im possllile.
Catharine Fritz, aged eighty-nine, charged August
Pivot with assaulting her aud knocking four teeth
down her throat. Gus thought the charge thin.
He said a lady at eighty might have four stumps in
her jaw—" she couldn’t hab tooths.” Justice Smith
thought she might. Then Gus entered another fa
tai demurrer—if they had gone down her throat she
would have been choked, and the case would have
been manslaughter. Sho lived; that was proof the
teeth didn’t go into the windpipe.
The demurrer was overruled.
Mons. Pivot lived in apartments wherj Fritz lived
She dunned him for money he owed and hs assault
ed her.
The evidence was that the old lady, after dunning
defendant, finding there was no collection to be
made, hauled off to hit him; he warded off ths blow,
and, breaking the guar l , slappod the old lady in the
The old lady was proven by her neighbors to be a
cantankerous, meddlesome, cranky old woman and
a " faggot."
Pivot asked her to open her mouth and show her
jaw where she had leather teeth. Sho refused; her
jaw was her private property.
The Court acquitted Pivot.
Reduced Rates eob Wobkmbn via
Pennsylvania Bailboad.—Carrying out tho plan
that has been under contemplation by the Pennsyl
vania Railroad Company for some time past, it is
announced that, commencing Monday next, the
15th inst., workingmen’s tickets wi’l be sold from
Elizabeth, Waverly, Newark and New York at the
following rates: Between Newark and New York
ten forsl; between Waverly and New York, eight
for sl. and between Elizabeth and New York, seven
for $1; these tickets to be good only on local trains
arriving at New York up to and including 7:30 A.
M., and leaving Now York between 5:30 and 6:30 P.
M., and on Saturdays these ticket will be good be
tween the hours or 4:30 and 6:30 P. M. and not good
to stop off. These tickets will also be on sale at
Courtlandt and Dosbrosscs streets, New York and
I at Jersey City.
JTlxe Soottlsli Ma-majse 3Xll©.
The case of Mary Tuito against Francis'Tiiitd Wtts (
peculiar. Mary claimed that Fraucie was her hue'- j
band. They had lived off and on toge&her, eeparat-*
ing, tlierrcoming together, many times. No mar
riage ceremony was performed, but when she went
to live wlt‘h Tuite she was known, called and recog
nized as Mrs. Tuite. When he abandoned her and
failed to support his children, ho was arrested on
the complaint of the woman, alleging herself to be
the wife.
“ This is your husband ?” said Justice Smith.
•‘Yes, sir.” replied the woman, who had a sickly
baby in her arms. }
“How long have you been married to him?”
asked the Court.
“ Well, I have been living off and on with him for *
the last seven years. I have had five children; two <
are living. Ho has left mo a dozen times and come <
back again. He has only glvea me fourteen or fit
teen dollars since last January.”
“ How do you- ?”
•‘Washing and ironing.’’
•‘ Where is the eldest child ?”
“St. Ignatius’s Home.”
“ What do you-say to this, Francis? ’ asked the
“I think it is all wrong,” said Francis. “She is
a prostitute.”
“How long had you been living with her when
the children were born ?”
“Two years. It isn't possible, judge, that this
child is mine. Nor was the first child mine. It be
longed to another young fellow. She had it five
months after I was married, but I was so dead gone
on her I thought I would stay with her. The peo
ple that I was with said stay with her. I have lived
with her out of charity and returned to her for
charity's sake. This last year I have not been .
working steadily, I have been sick.”
“What have you been working at the last Sum
mer ?” asked the court.
“I’m a comic singer in saloons,” said Tuite. •• I
gave her as much as I could till I heard she had b e*
come a drunkard, and that disintegrated me.”
“Where have you been employed in the comic
line?” asked the court.
Witness named several flash concert saloons.
“Didn’t you attend the christening of all your
children ?” asked Mr. Jeakins.
“That was as a Christian,” said the comedian.
“ What do you work at now ?” asked Justice
“Nothing for the last four weeks. In the Sum
mer I had worked for the Knickerbocker Ice Com
“All these years this woman has borne your
name?” remarked Justice Murray.
“ Yes, sir; a woman can take any name she
“You were under the impression she was your
wife in law?” continued the Court.
“I won’t discuss that legal point,” said the co
median; “I’ll do this—l’ll support that one child.”
“The first ?”
“I won’t; it was born five months after I was
mar ( after I went to live with her. I did not
live continuously with her ten months. She ought
to be arrested for perjury.”
Kitty Goodwin, of No. 100 Wooster street, said
the two lived with her under the same name. She
bad a nice, comfortable home. Ho finally stopped
paying for her.
He said he could not live with her because she
Mr. Jenkins said when defendant was arrested he
was in bed with a notorious prostitute.
The complaint as to abandoning his children as a
married man. was abandoned, but the case was
made no better for him by holding him to support
illegitimate children.
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Hospital for Ruptured and Crippled.
42d street and Lexington ave., N. Y.
Your “ Witch Hazel ” has afforded many of our
suffering patients most decided relief, for which I
am truly grateful. JAMES KNIGHT, M. D.,
Ask for Llobig Co.’s Ami catod Extract of Witch
Hazel. Invaluable in Spinal Irritation and all pains
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A Drug Clerk’s Misfortunes.
i A drug clerk and a reporter are the two meanest,
worst paid, and the severest positions for a young
man to fill. The former Is in continuous fear of
being called to account for hastening a man prema
turely to his journey’s end, without a kick er curse;
the other to be hauled up for libel when he thought
he was doing bl? Iqyql best to give a puff.. August
Renner's experience in the drug store of Carl Doe
fine. is the same old story that many a young drug
■ clerk could tell—low wages and long hours.
Carl said a lady came into his drug store and
bought forty cents worth of something with four
ten cent pieces. Twenty-five minutes after he
looked in the drawer and there were only two ten
cent pieces. There was twenty cents short. He
. accused August then of robbing the till.
“What did he say when you accused him of the
> theft?”
“I think hi? ]g£rds Mon’t know, or some
thing 'ixe that.” *** riw5 ~
«• Did be say ho took it ?”
“ What sort of A store do yon keep ?”
“ A drug store. He is a helper. He has robbed
me the last six months.”
“ How much wages did you give him ?”
“When ha com mancod thr ee.then three and a half,
then four dollars a week. That time he had four
- dollars and alep tin the store, and got his supper.”
After discovering his loss the druggist didn’t dis
charge him.
Defendant said ho was attending to his business
and sold a soidlitz powder to a lady for five cents.
He put the money in the drawer, not knowing that
any one was somewhere looking at him, and the
complainant came in and looked at the drawer and
said there was ten cents missing. »
“Did you arrest him then ?” asked Justice Mur
“ Did you have him arrested then ?”
“ No.”
“When did you arrest him?”
“Monday, a week after.”
•‘He was in your employ after the discovery of
this theft ?” asked the Cour t.
“Yes, sir, because I had p aid him,” replied the
Defendant said ho had received a good education
in Germany, and this charge was preferred against
him because he had refused to pass bad money for
the boss.
“ Discharged,” said the Court.
His Temper.
Lawrence Sloan drove a truck yesterday while
somewhat under the influence of liquor. Ho
claimed that he had the right of way, as a citizen,
and that the driver of a car had to give him the
right of way. If he did hit the dashboard of the
car, that was the driver’s lookout.
Justice Gorman held that it was the custom to
give the car the riuht of way. The time lost was so
little, it was better to suffer such a wrong than
be arrested. Better to stop his horse for a few mo
ments; it would save the trouble and disgrace of
After Sloan was discharged with this reprimand,
before he left the court, he was again brought back
and arraigned for contempt of court.
Defendant had said he had a good notion to put
the officer down and sit ou him.
Judge Gorman said he could not tolerate disor
derly conduct in iho presence of the Court, and
fined him sxo.
“I’ll pay it,” said Sloan, “but if I had the Court
outside, I’d sit on both of you.”
“Pay your fine and get out, or you will be in
more trouble,” said the Justice.
Sloan paid his fine, and when he got to the door
he poked his head in at the outer doorand again
“ I could sit on both of yese."
That satisfied him, and he left.
A Single Bottle of Ayer’s Sarsapa
rilla will establish the merits of this medicine as a
blood purifier. Many thousands of people are
yearly cured of chronic diseases by the faithful use
of this remedy. It is unequaled for the cure of
Neglecting Children,
Failing to provide for bis two children, aged three
and five, was the charge against John Conlan. Mary
McGay, a pert young lady, took the children to
nurse, and thought she would make pin money by
it. But her father would not let her take money
for the children, and hence she gave them to the
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children.
Her father said she had enough to do to take care
of him.
When the children were placed with the Society,
the father promised to pay sl2 a month for their
board. H-> paid one month s board, and stopped.
A warrant was obtained for his arrest. The .ris.
oner worked in a picture-frame factory. lie could
get work all - he time, but being a man of intemper-
ate habits, hs would only work three or four days*
in the week.
“ Who can swear these children are mine?” asked
Mr. Conlan.
“He admitted in* court that they were his chil
dren,” said the officer, “ he paid October's
board for them.”
“I never acknowledged’it,” ©aid the man.
••Three months,” said-tho Coart.
Tli© Broadway Scandal.
Ex-Judge Fullerton as counsel for James A. Rich
mond yesterday served the District Attorney with
notice that on Tuesday next he will make a motion
in the General Sessions Court that bis client be
furnished with the minutes of the Grand Jury and
a copy of the testimony taken upon which the in
dictments against him were fonndi Attached t®
the document is a copy of an affidavit made by
Richmond, which reads as follows:
“ I became President of the Broadway Railroad
Company at the time of its organization, and con
tinued to bo such up to May, 1880. when I resigned
that office. While such President I was aware that
au application had been made to said Board of
Aldermen to obtain a license to construct such
railway, and as such President I took the formal
proceeding required by law for the purpose of ob
taining such license or aiding therein, and if any
bribes were made or offered or given to said
Board of Aidermen or to any member thereof,
it was done without my knowledge, pro
curement, or consent, and I was in entire ignor
ance thereof. I believed that the said railroad
would be a great advantage to the city of Now York
in-that it would accommodate the citizens thereof
and promote their interests generally. There was
a meeting of the Board of Aldermen on the morn-
Lag of the 30th of August, 1884, at nine o’clock, of
which I was informed. I approved of it for the
reason that a bill had been fifed and an injunction
obtained restraining the construction of the road
which I believed was not done in the interests of
the city or its inhabitants. On the contrary, I bo-
- lieved it was done in bad faith and for no other
purpose than to compel the eaid Broadway Railwsy
Company to buy off the persons who instituted
the same. Said suit was got out of the way by the
payment of $12,500,and I verily believe, in common
with others interested in said enterprise, that an
other action would follow and another injunction
bo obtained, which would be detrimental to the in
terests of the said company and the couwnunity at
large, and postpone, if not altogether defeat, ths
construction of the road, and I believed; that it was
proper and necessary that the Board should meet at
the earliest hour, at which it could lawfully be con
vened for the purpose of acting upon the resolution
in respect to such license, and thereby defeat im
proper and piratical attempts to prevent the con
struction of the road.
“ I was informed on the night of the 29th of Au
gust of that year that such a meeting would be held
the next day at the hour named, and taking an in
terest in promoting the object ol the meeting, be
ing the president of the said company, I went in
that morning to the Clerk's office of the county of
New York, by appointment with the counsel to the
company, to procure, and did procure a certified
copy of the order dissolving the injunction, in
order that the Board might be informed of their
right to act, if they considered it proper to do so,
but I did not attend the meeting or go before the
Board at that time, nor did I there exert or endeav
or to exert any influence whatever upon said Board
or any member thereof. 1 had no personal acquain
anca except with two of the members of said Board,
Charles B. Waite and Aiderman McLaughlin. My
acquaintance with C. B. Waite grow out of the fact
that I had been for six years a boardor at the Bre
voort House, a hotel kept by his father, Charles C.
Waite, up to 1371, when .he died, and afterward by
C. B. Waite, and I learned from the latter while
there that he regarded the construction of the said
road as a great public benefit, and was fining every
thing in my power to promote that enterprise.”
Mr. Richmond then proceeds to deny bribery of
any kind on his part, and says that a knowledge of
the testimony before the Grand Jury is essential to
his defence.
Mr. Richard S. Newcombe, counsel for ex-Aider
man McCabe, applied for an order yesterday before
Judge Brady, in the Court of Oyer and Terminer, to
compel the District Attorney to accept the bonds
offered by Mrs. McCabe as surety for the prisoner.
Mr. Martine and Mr. Newcombe appeared before
Judge Brady after two o’clock, and after listening
to their arguments Judge Brady refused to grant
the writ. McCabe will therefore probably spend
to-day in his present quarters in Ludlow Street
There was a rumor circulated about the City Hall
yesterday afternon that ex-Alderman Waite had
been transferred from the House of Detention to
some other place of confiijeQient, District Attorney
1 Martine said:
“ 6aly foundation for this story is that I
’ have allowed Mr. Waite to go to bis borne in the
custody of a detective to procure some necessary
Winter clothing.”
High Class Sealskin Garments and
FVrs are offered at retail by C. C. Shayne, manufac
j turer, No. 103 Priaco street, at wholesale prices,
f this month. A splendid opportunity to purchase
reliable and elegant furs, direct from the maker, at
lowest possible prices.
b French’s Hotel,
The announcement of the failure of the Duffy
{ Malt Whisky Company, of Baltimore, caused an un
usual amount of excitement among hotel men in
, this city, chiefly because it was known that the
j principle men in the firm were largely interested
» in the management of French’s Hotel, on Park Row.
It was reported that because of this failure it was
t more than probable that the hotel would be closed
early next week. A reporter called at the hotel yes*
terday morning, and met Mr. J. E. Walter, iho Sec
retary Treasurer of the comwv, who Inr
Charge of the hotel. lie said: " .
“The failure of the Duffy Malt Whisky Company
will have no effect whatever on the business of this
[ house. We have nothing whatever to do with that
company. It.is true that the hotel was first opened
iagt Summer men interested in the Duffy Com
pany, bul on the 2 jib oFlast montL the hotel passed
. into the hands of another concern, which is not con
nected in any way with the old management. This
new company is known as the Coleman Company,
but Mr. F. W. Coleman has nothing whatever to do
, with the present management. We are paying all
our debts as we go. Our business in all departments
is good, and we propose to manage this hotel as a
| first-class house. lam the secretary and treasurer
of the new company, and every creditor can get his
money when he presents bis bill.”
The present managers of French’s Hotel are
Walter 8. Johnson, who had charge of the hotels
and restaurants at Glen Island last Summer, and
Charles T. Brown. Mr. Johnson and Mr. Brown
both said yesterday that there was no probability
whatever that the hotel would be closed. The new
management had nothing whatever to do with the
debts of the old concern. It was true that a chattel
mortgage on the furniture of the hotel had been
foreclosed, but they were the lessees of the property
under the foreclosure, and were able to carry on
the business in a straightforward way. They were
asking no credit, business was good, and they pro
posed to keep the house open and accommodate all
guests who called. In confirmation of their state
ment that the old management had nothing to do
with the present concerns of the hotel, Mr. Brown
showed the following circular, which was signed by
Mr. F. W. Coleman :
New York, November Ist, 1888.
Dear Sir : We are under the painful necessity of
announcing that wc have been compelled by pecu
niary misfortune to transfer all our interests in
French’s Hotel, this city, to another organization,
and all our interests have passed away.
The advertising duo bills issued by us are there
fore of no other value than any other debt of the
firm, and cannot be redeemed, as the now organize
tion refuses to rccognizo them.
Wo regret exceedingly this condition of affairs,
but are powerless to avert it.
Ycu will, therefore, please discontinue the adver
tisement, and oblige,
Yours very respectfully,
F. W. Coleman & Co.
Kaxn "Wall,
Kam Wab, an aged Chinaman, keeps a laundry at
No. 79 East Houston street. He loved Lizzie Mullen,
a pretty, young girl, for her attractiveness; she re
turned his love, for his trade dollars. He kept a
laundry; it does not appear that she did anyUiing
else, but jilt and worry the old Chinaman to death.
Every Saturday night, she would make a call on
him for her clothes, get them neatly done up, and
get sometimes four and five trade dollars to take
home with her. This continued on for twenty-two
months with the Chinaman. Finally he told her he
was going to go to an out of the way place of tho
world, Oregon, and wanted her to go with him. She
wouldn’t, and the Chineman had her arrested on
the charge of stealing sl3 from him.
The mother was present, and said her daughter 1
was a little reckless, but a docile, honest girl.
The woman was acquitted. <
How Philip Lived.—Philip Christie >
was charged with stealing two bed sheets from 1
Bertha Schnap, with whom he and his wife board
ed. When arrested he had forty pawn tickets in ‘
his pocket. He lived by hiring a furnished room,
cleaning it out, pawning the linen, getting his din
ner, then traveling to some other house and repeat. ’
The follow denied the theft, and said he didn’t f
know what to say. When asked who stole the bed ’
sheets, ho didn’t know. How did ha account for f
the pawn tickets in his possession ? He said they 1
were given to him? By whom? His wife. Thon
she stole them? No, they wore given to her. 5
Didn’t he say in the police court he pawned them ? 1
No; the police court clerks were a lot of darned duf- 8
fers. They wrote what they pleased, and then told
a foHow to touch the pen. That’s the way they did
business. He never pawned a thing in h.'s life and C
never told a !i ; what ha said was the truth.
The fellow talked himself out of six mouths into
a ten days' imprisonment
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r JFlie JPxxltjllo
Tiio rumors are flying thick and fast in regard ’ to*
the possible dismissal of a number of the head&
departments*in* the Department of Public
These officials are represented as boing in fear and
trembling, and General Newton han had to answer
a good many questions in regard to the matter. Ihp
reply to inqu-iries in regard to various matters con
nected. with tho’Department yesterday morning, her
“You oan readily see how absurd it would be for
mo to give to any one the idea that the heads of the
departments werc to be removed. It is not the cus
tom to do that sort of thing, and I should be the
last person to divulge such a matter. When the
time comes to mahe aa-y removals, the persons to
be removed will receive due notice, and not havo to
depend upon rumor for titeir notification. I can s%y
nothing on the subject. Even if I intended making
any removals, it would 1 be- manifestly unfair to tel)
about it.
“In regard to the s999'con tracts, I havo tried ever
since I have been in the Department to have these
contracts let to the best advantage for tho city, and
I have called for competition from the different
contractors, so that the city can get the work dona
in the best and cheapest manner, and, at the same
time, correct any abuses that might have existed
under th© former
“It Is perfect nonsense to eupposo that the peo
ple who are preparing the defeuse in the case of
Brady against the city are hampered in any way by
the Department in collecting their evidence. Theis
case would not bo prejudiced in tho least by any
thing they should ask of this Department.
“The subject of reletting contracts in cxses where
the Comptroller has objected to the sureties as
being improper I intend to put to a thorough exam
ination. Heretofore it has-been the custom for the
contractors to change their sureties when they have
been rejected, and ths bids were then accepted.
This 1 hold to be wrong; as it tends to make the
contractors careless, anddt is an abuse of the whole
system of competition. In this I am backed up
by the Corporation Counsel, and lam of the opin
ion that tho Comptroller feels the sama way about
the subject. I got an. ocal opinion from the Cor
poration Counsel in regard to my right to adver.
tiee for new bids when, tho securities of the old
ones were unsatisfactory, and on this I called for
new bids. These were opened in the presence of
the contractors, and I told them at the time that
the action was protested. This was done because I
wanted the Department put on record correctly.
Now, the new bids are not at all higher than th®
r old ones, as two of them are lower, and the other
two, which are higher, are single bids; a-nd, if I am
‘ right in m.y idea of the law,.end I think I am, I
can refuse to accept these two as being too high.
“I have had a great deal of experience with con
’ tracts, and I think there is altogether too much
L thunder in the way they are advertised. A good
- many statements are made in the advertisement®
» which would not stand the test of Ipgal action. Th®
f statement that any or all bids may be rejected ak
the option of ths person or persons who are em
’ powered to act in the premises may or may not b®.
a good sound legal one. I have, however, written,
to Mr. Lacombe asking him for a written opinion,
on the matter, and if I have power to advertise for
new bids in the place of those which I think are-too
high, I shall certainly do so. There is no doubt but
that I am the only one who can accept the substitu
tion of one surety for another on a contract. Th®
only thing the
to say what h
ever, that tber
Controller and
anxious as 1 an
and everything
teresta of the c
An ex-official
was asked by t
could ever be completely cleared of politics, and ho
said: “It is an absolute impossibility to got politics
entirely out of it. Things can certainly be im
proved, and I am sure that Gen. Newton Intends to
do so. Heretofore the Department of Public Works
has boon run entirely in the interest of the pollti.
cians, and mon have been put to work in the differ
ent branches without any regard for their capabili
ty, and it will be hard work for Gen. Newton to *
remedy tho evil, but from what I know of him, I
feel suro that he will succeed in elevating his de
-•*T>tand making politics subservient to ’*■
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where in the past it has been under the complete
control of the politicians.”
The publication in the newspapers last Wednes
day of the fact that there exists in New York a reg
ularly organized gang of Chinese gamblers, who
boldly defy the law. has not been without good
effect. A prominent Chinese resident said yesterday
that about ten out of the forty gambling places in
Mott street have been closed. On Wednesday after
noon the proprietors were notified that they would
be arrested if they continued their business, and
that night the Chinese hold a meeting and decided
to continue, in defiance of the law.
The Chinese government ’
tions relative ' *• *tringenk regttta*
gambling, but it has hover been
, .oie effectually to check the evil, and the Chinos,
in Now York declare that the authorities here hav.
yt sufflsisat power to oradlcato it. The Chihesa
consul has become intoresJeil in She matter. Eia
investigations have convinced him that some fifty
mon arc absorbing by their gambling dens th®
greater portion of tho earnings of the Chinese, and
that gambling is a fruitful source of poverty among
them. Tho consul proposes to take the matter be.
fore the Mayor, and, if necessary, make an effort t®
have spacial laws passed to check the evil.
A minor Drunk.
'“John Kendle, how old are you ?” asked Justio®
Gorman, yesterday, of a boy before him.
“ Seventeen,” said tho boy, tears running dowa
his cheeks.
“How did you come to get drunk last night?”
“I helped a feller to move, and get the things oq
his wagon, and then he asked mo in to have a
“ Was this your first drink ?”
“Yes, sir; I never had a drink before.”
“ Did you like it ?”
•• No.”
“ Well, promise me that you will never CriaM
“I do,” said the crying boy.
“ Go home and behave yourself,” said the Justice,
The Fact of the Business Is, that Sulphur Bath®
have become unnecesscry since the introduction of
Glenn’s Sulphur So«p, because that article answer®
the same purpose, viz: The removal of
rheumatism and gout. jSold by all Druggists.
Hill’s Hair and Whisker Dye, Black or Brown, 50o a
A TSeat.
Charles Rica had been formerly a conductor oa
the Third avenue road. Elias Woodward had run a
car since May last. Just running into the depots
Rice stopped him as he was getting out and pre
sented an order from the starter for his fares. H®
gave him his collections—six dollars. He found af
terward be had been beaten and caused the arrest
of Rice.
“Whatdo you do for a living?” asked Justice
“I’m a conductor,” said Rice.
“Were you on this road before?”
••Yes, sir, a conductor.”
“Were you ever arrested before ?”
•• Once.”
“ What for ?”
“Five months,” said the court.
Woodward is out six dollars.
That Fatal Cut.—An . inquest was
held yesterday by Coroner Levy on tho body of
James Conlon, who was stabbed by John Lamb,
October 30tb, on Tenth avenue and Thirty-fourth
street. Lamb and his wife were walking along
intoxicated, when deceased came from behind,
caught Lamb by the collar of his coat and pushed
him along, when Lamb took out a jack-knife and
made a back stroke, striking Conlon in the thigh,
from which he bled to death in a few minutes.
Lamb was held to await the action of tho Grand
Costly Lodgings.—Jas. Hill stepped
into a liquor saloon on Friday night to get out of
the rain, and got drunk waiting till it would clear
up, then they fired him out. Justice Gorman, in
fining him $5, said it would have been cheaper to
have hired a cab to get home.
John Thompson lost his way, when tight, and
went into tho station-house for lodgings. In fining
him $5, Justice Gorman said he could havo roomed
a.t the Fifth Avenue Hotel for that.
A Cure for Catarrh. —We can rec
onimend a simple and sure cure for this very an
noying and troublesome affection. Instead of-hawk
ing and spitting and being offensive to everyone,
stamp to H. I l '.. No. 178 Lexington avenuo. N.
V. city, and receive information concerning a sur®

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