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3 January 1882
The Grand Jury for January was impaneled in the Court of Oyer and Terminer 
before Justice GILBERT today. 
The names of the gentleman comprising it are as follows: 

Garret T. BERGEN (foreman), farmer, Bay Ridge; 
John McGLYNN, mason, Fort Hamilton; 
Henry E.PIERREPONT,Jr. storage, 216 Columbia Heights; 
J.R.SMITH, grocer. Court Street; 
Abram L. STAATS, insurance, 88 Lafayette  Avenue; 
Charles H. DUTCHER insurance, 450 Waverley Avenue; 
Fred KEMP, grocer,  21 Wooden Street; 
Alfred A. ROBBINS, architect, 493 Franklin Avenue; 
Leonard BEEBE, architect, 762 Sackett Street; 
George L CARPENTER, commission  merchant, 183 Second Street, Eastern District; 
William V. TUPPER, broker, 171  Clinton Street; 
Wm. CLARK, grocer, Fort Hamilton; 
Horace C. BARDY, diamond  merchant, 152 Hicks Street; 
Simon L. HARDING, merchant, 25 Second Place; 
David B. YOUNG, boxes, 423 Clearmont Avenue; 
Wm.W. FREEMAN, chemicals, 504  Bedford Avenue; 
Peter RAPELYEA, farmer, New Lots Road; 
Benj. W. OATIS, com  merchant 367 Grand Avenue; 
Wm. WilliamSON, Flatbush; 
John BEGGS, chemist, 118   Third Place; 
Alfred MUNGER, superintendent, 139 Clermont Avenue; 
Francis  SWIFT, contractor; 
Styles S. WilliamSON, farmer, Gravesend.

5 January 1882
   Surrogate LIVINGSTON today admitted to probate the will of Mary BROPHY, a 
widow, who died on the 24th of October, leaving no relatives. The will, after making
bequests, one of $100 and one of $50, concludes as follows: I give and bequeath
and will to the trustees of St. Peters Roman Catholic Church of Brooklyn, New York,
and to Sister Bianca of St. Peter's Hospital, Congress and Hicks streets, Brooklyn,
New York, the rest, residue and remainder of my personal property and money that
I am now possessed of or may be due to me, which residue and remainder is to be 
devided equally between St. Peter's Church and the said sister Bianca of 
St. Peter's Hospital. Rev. Morris GALVIN is appointed executor.

6 January 1882
'Doctor' DEWEY
The Jay Street Grocer Arrested because He Wanted to Kill a Man.
   Raphael DEWEY who styles himself 'Dr.' DEWEY, the man who has created so much
excitement in the neighborhood of the Jay Street Cathedral by opening a grocery store
opposite the Cathedral and hanging out a sign on which was inscribed 'Groceries and
Catholicism for sale here' was arrested yesterday at the instance of William JAMISON,
a colored man living at No. 17 Chapel street. The latter, it seems, removed the sign
a few days ago and on Saturday last while passing DEWEY’s place was halted by the
latter, who said he intended to kill a man and exhibited a knife. He asked JAMISON to
place himself in a good position to be stabbed, but the latter refused to do so.
Finally he said he wanted to cut JAMISON’S throat and that the latter could shout
murder in the streets; that would bring trade to DEWEY’s store. Justice WALSH issued
a warrant for the 'Doctor’s' arrest, but the latter could not be found. Last night
Justice WALSH saw the 'Doctor' in Jay street and JAMISON following him. The former
called an officer and had DEWEY arrested. The hearing in the case will take place in
a few days.

A ' TOO, TOO' Young Man
Comes Home at 4 A. M., Chases His Mother with a Razor and Beats His Sister
  Catherine SCHULAR of 145 Frost street, complained in Justice NAEHER’s Court, this
morning, of her son John, aged 22, who appears to be altogether  'too, too.' He came
home at 4 this morning, she alleges, broke in the front door and two others and
seizing a razor, 'went' for her. She fled in her night dress to the street and
escaped, but the delightful youth caught his sister Mattie aged 16, and jumped and
stamped on her until the startled neighbors entered the house and interfered. An
examination will be held tomorrow.

8 January 1882
Surrogate's Court:  Wills proved, 
Benjamin DAVISON, 
Rufus GREENE, 
Hyacinthe J. LAMARCHE, 
Harriet H. PARKER, 
Gertrude M. SNYDER, 
Stephen PETTIT, 
Anna Louisa SCHNEPEL 
John Van NOSTRAND, all of the city of Brooklyn

  Letters of administration were granted on the estates of the following 
named deceased persons, viz: 
Leon Louis PERUSSEL, of the town of New Lots;
Mary WELL, 
Abraham S. MONTAGUE, 
Margaret TRAVIS, 
Leonard MILLER, 
Catharine MYERS, 
James DURGAN, 
Charles F. SANBORN, 
Edward LENNON, 
Margaret RILEY, 
Margaret MURPHY, 
Francis DUNSBY, 
Elizabeth McKEARNEY, 
Lena ELY,
Valentine LUTZ, all of the city of Brooklyn.

  Letters of guardianship of the persons and estates 
of Mary S. GREENE were granted to Mary I. GREENE and Lester A. ROBERTS; 
of August and Anna STUTZMAN to Magdalena STUTZMAN; 
of Maria T.Felix VINCENT and Paul LAMARCHE to Emily LAMARCHE, 
of George DUNCAN to Alexander DUNCAN; 
of Theresa MILLER, Johan C. MILLER and William MILLER to Ida MILLER, 
all of the city of the county of Kings.

The Case of WALSH, the Murderer
  In the matter of the application for a writ of error in the case of James 
F. WALSH, the murderer of Barbara GROENTHAL, Justice CULLEN today said he 
would render his decision on MONDAY.

10 January 1882
A Trustee's Suit to Recover 70,000 from the late John H. PRENTICE'S Estate.
The case of Joshua M. VAN COTT against the executors of the late John H. PRENTICE, 
was tried in the Circuit Court today before Justice CULIEN. The action was 
to recover securities of the value of 70,000 which were given to Mr. VAN COTT 
by Mr. PRENTICE to hold in trust, and the profits therefrom to be given to 
Mrs. George H. HOLLAND and her three children. Mrs. HOLLAND is a widow. 
In her husbands lifetime he had numerous joint real estate ventures with 
Mr.PRENTICE, and they lost money, Mr. HOLLAND died. Mr. PRENTICE out of 
sympathy for his widow, gave the securities to Mr. VAN COTT for the purpose 
stated. Mr. VAN COTT returned the securities to Mr. PRENTICE under a power of 
attorney, and when Mr. PRENTICE died the securities were found among his effects. 
His executors claim them as a portion of the estate. Mr. VAN COTT claims as trust 
funds given on behalf of Mrs. HOLLAND .
By direction of the court a verdict was given for the defendant on the 
condition that upon the examination of the briefs to be handed up by counsel, 
he should find the law was in favor of the plaintiff, then he would change 
the verdict in favor of her.

James MARTIN, who on New Year's morning accidentally shot, Edward WATKINS, 
of No. 132 Warren Street, in the ear and was sentenced to jail for ten days 
by Justice BERGEN for intoxication was again before the magistrate this 
morning and sentenced for a similar term for carrying concealed weapons.

12 January 1882
 The limited divorce of Catherine MERRITT against George MERRITT  
came up before Judge REYNOLDS in the City Court today on a motion 
made by plaintiff's counsel for counsel fee and alimony. The complaint in
the case charges defendant with cruelty, neglect and abandonment. The
defendant alleges unwifely conduct on the part of the plaintiff, and exhibited  
a photograph of that lady attired in grotesque costume posing herself, with a
piece of gaspipe as a sceptre. The case was adjourned till a week from next Saturday.

The Unhappy Grippers
  In the divorce suit of Mary G. GRIPPER against George GRIPPER, Justice 
GILBERT in the Supreme Court today appointed W. M.  FORD referee, to take 
testimony and report. The Court also granted the plaintiff $6 per week 
alimony and a counsel fee of $50.

16 January 1882
SURROGATE' S  COURT -  Wills proved
Catherine L. LOTT, of the town of Flatbush; 
Maria CARY, 
Gottlieb KONIG, 
Elizabeth HARDEN, 
John H. BAKER, 
Maria T. BERRIAN, 
Jemima J. STOUT, 
Amalie SEYBOTH, 
Eliza SMITH, 
George SCHRAMM, 
Andrew DRIES, all of the city of Brooklyn.

  Letters of administration were granted on the estates 
of the following named deceased persons, viz: 
Jennie H. AVERS, 
Ann McCABE, 
Philenah CHESHIRE, 
William PAINE, 
Karl WEIS, 
Eliza C. ROBINS, 
Philip BEYER, 
Carrie T  BRUNO, 
Elizabeth CARR, 
Mary CAVE, 
Sarah E. REDMOND, 
James MURRAY, 
Esther BANNON, 
Annie FOSTER (formerly Annie GROTTER), 
Michael FEYAN, 
Washington W. ISETTE, all of the city Brooklyn.

  Letters of guardianship of the persons and estate 
of Louisa G. and Henry VAN ANTWERP CHACE were granted to Guilford W. CHACE their father; 
of  Helen S.J.FREDRICK, W and Max H. STUCKIE to Agelica STUCKIE, thier mother; 
of  Lena FRETTER and Lizzie FRETTER to Jacob STAUTS; 
of Oliver SNYDER to Mary K. STOCKINGS; 
of Justine ULRICH to Jacob ULRICH, her father; all of the ccounty of Kings.

17 January 1882
Mr. GUILD'S Youthful Wife and Her Suit for Divorce
  In the suit for divorce for Rosa Stillman GUILD, the nineteen year 
old wife of the octogenarian, William H. GUILD, an Eastern District 
manufacturer, Justice GILBERT some time ago granted an order requiring 
the defendant to pay his wife $200 per month alimony and $500 counsel fee. 
The husband is now in San Francisco. Mrs. GUILD a day or two sine 
made an affidavit that the defendant had made a fraudulent transfer 
of his interest in the firm of GUILD & GARRISON to his son on June 6 
last for the purpose, she claims of defeating her in her attempts to 
secure payment of alimony and counsel fee. Upon the allegations in 
the affidavit, and on motion of Franklin BARTLETT, Mrs. GUILD'S counsel, 
Justice GILBERT granted an order which was served this morning directing 
Wm. F. GARRISON, Wm. H. GUILD, Jr., Stephen H. GARISSON to appear on
Thursday morning at Special Term to be examined pro interesse ?uo as 
to such property of the firm as is claimed to belong to the defendant, 
and also to show cause why a receiver shall not be appointed to take 
possession of all property, real and personal, alleged to belong to the 
defendant in Mrs. GUILD'S suit, and still further, to show cause why 
the alleged fraudulent conveyance of property made by the husband shall 
nit be declared void.

19 January 1882
The Schulton's Family Difficulties Again
  The suit of Catherine SCHULTON against Charles SCHULTON came up in 
a new shape in the City Court today. The parties were interested in a divorce
suit some years ago which dragged along in the courts until 1877 when the 
plaintiff obtained the divorce prayed for. The alimony ordered by the court was 
paid by the husband to the woman in notes amounting to $500. She received,
as she alleged, $175 For these notes, and as her divorced husband failed to 
take up the others as they became due, she sued for the balance,$325. The 
jury gave her a verdict for $324.20.
Henry FUEHRER was counsel for the plaintiff.

Mrs. FITTEN'S Allegations against Her Husband
  Mrs. Elenora FITTEN, 54 years old, has commenced an action in the City
Court for limited divorce from her husband, George FITTEN, a fish peddler,
living at 863 Park Avenue. In her complaint she alleges that her husband,
who is 49 years old, is a habitual drunkard.

20 January 1882
Surrogate's Court.  Will's proved--
Samuel CRUMP, of the parish of Lugwardine, County of Hereford, England; 
Jacob V. B. Martense, of the town of Flatbush;
Augustus E. MASTERS, 
Anton NEWMAN, 
Mary LORD, 
Maria K. MAYER,
William NASH, 
Sarah A. FULLER, 
Eliza HASS all of the city of Brooklyn.

  Leters of administration were granted on the estates of the following named
deceased persons, viz. 
Phebe E. RUSK of the town of New Lots; 
Christian FRETTER, 
Martin J. MURPHY, 
Theodore O. FISCHER,
John HELD, 
Patrick KEENAN, 
Michael KENNEDY, 
Matthew W. STEWART,
Wilhelmina LEVASIER, 
Albert P. BELIEU, 
Michael GRAHAM, 
James McKEANEY, 
Permelia THOMPSON (formerly Permelia ASTBERY), 
Emelia WEISNER, 
Margaretta SHADEL, 
Mary C. DUPREY, 
Edward CAVENDY, 
Francis E. WILKINSON, 
John HALLIGAN, all of the city of Brooklyn.

  Letters of guardianship of the persons and estates :
of Amelia and Andrew DRIES were granted to Amelia DRIES; 
of Grace E. Helen M. Ida L. Clifford N. & Kate W. STERLING to Sherwood STERLING, their father; 
of Annie L. and William A. HENRY to William a. Henry, their father; 
of Leo DIETZ to Isaac DIETZ , his father;
of Townsend and Walter DICKINSON to Annie DICKINSON, their mother, 
all of the county of Kings.

25 January 1882
A Suit to Grow Out of the Spuyten Duyvil Disaster
  In the surrogates court today Alexander B. RICHARDS the brother of J. Albert 
RICHARDS, who was burned to death in the late Spuyten Duyvil disaster, applied for 
letters of administration upon the estate of the deceased for the purpose of bringing
suit against the New York Central Company to recover the statutory damages, $5000,
for the killing of his brother. The application was granted.

A Very Accommodation Deserted Wife.
  Paulina PRETZSH'S suit for divorce against her husband, Anton PRETZSH, came up
before Chief Judge NEILSON, in the City Court, today, upon and application made by
Henry FUEHER, counsel for plaintiff for an increase of alimony. The Court granted her 
$3 a week alimony. Mrs.PRETZSH claims that this is not sufficient to support her and her
children. she said that if her husband would return to her she was willing to condone 
his offense and abandon the divorce proceedings. In order that negotiations might be 
entered into for a reconciliation the Court adjourned further hearing till Saturday.

A Second Wife Paying a First Wife's Funeral Expenses
In Special Term, City Court, before Chief Judge Neilson, today, the suit of 
Mary O'KEEFE to recover $635 from her husband, Henry O'KEEFE, was tried. 
The parties are now living separately. The plaintiff married O'KEEFE two months 
after the death of his first wife. She had $675 in the bank at the time of her 
marriage an she alleges that O'KEEFE induced her to give him the money immediately 
after their marriage, for the purpose of enlarging the shanty in which they lived. 
She claims that that the work was never done. The defendant alleges he only 
received $250 from the plaintiff, $100 of which she gave him before their 
marriage to pay the expenses of his first wife's funeral

26 January 1882
How a Fellow Workman Kicked Him Without Provocation -The Verdict of 
the Jury -HORNBOSTEL Held for the Grand Jury
  The inquest on the body of Valentine SCHAEFFER, who was kicked on the 
19th instant by Henry HORNBOSTEL, and died on the 21st, was held last night 
in Justice NAEHR'S court. The story of the affray as traced by the evidence of
James STREULER and Jacob VOERKER, the principal witnesses, was that on 
evening of the 19th instant SCHAEFFER and HORNBOSTEL left work at 
De Castro & Donners sugar refinery, where they are employed, at half past six
o'clock. The day before, SCHAEFFER, who is foreman of the gang of men in
which HORNBOSTEL was working, he had occasion to find fault with him, and 
hard words had passed between them. When the pair reached the corner of South Ninth Street, STREUTER and VOERKER suddenly heard SCHAEFFER shouting
for help, and going to him, found him lying on the ground unable to move. He
complained of having been kicked in the groin, but refused to state who by. In his
ante-mortem statement, however, he pointed out HORNBOSTEL as his assailant,
and stated that the attack was entirely unprovoked.
  The jury brought in a verdict that the deceased, Valentine SCHAEFFER, came to 
his death by reason of peritonitis, superinduced by injuries received from a kick 
delivered by Henry HORNBOSTEL on the night of Thursday, Jan 19.
  In accordance with the new code, HORNBOSTEL was bought to Justice 
NAEHR'S court for examination this morning.
  He waived it and was committed for the Grand Jury.

28 January 1882
Surrogates  Court Kings County  Wills proved, 

Arsene L. LEDELING, 
Susanna NEWBOLD, 
Simon BAUM, 
William EHRLICH, 
Lissetie SCHAEFER, 
George W.SHIELDS, 
Robert SIMPSON, all of the city of Brooklyn.

  Letters of administration were granted on the estates of the following 
named deceased persons, viz. 
Albert H, KNEE, 
Edwin BOND, 
Jeanette Graff, 
Josephine KING, 
Hartman REHN, 
Eliza.C. BURNETT, 
Clarinda SCRYMSER,
Louisa WURST, 
Charles KNIGHT, 
Ellen ROACH, 
Elizabeth McALLISTER 
James CALL,all of the city of Brooklyn.

  Letters of guardingship of the estate 
of James J. WELSH, Charles A WELSH, George E. WELSH, Ellen L. WELSH, 
	Mary A. WELSH and Catherine T. WELSH were granted to the Farmers 
	Loan and Trust Company, of the city of New York;
of Edward J. WEBB AND Joseph B. WEBB to James H. WEBB, all of the city of Brooklyn.

  The jury in the case of Robert DONALDSON, charged with betraying Mary NOLAN,
tried yesterday in Sessions failed to agree. They were out eight hours and 
stood eleven for acquittal and one for conviction.

  Ernest SCHNEIDER, tried in the Court of Sessions yesterday, for murder in the
second degree, for killing Jacob JOERGER, was convicted of manslaughter in the 

  Justice CULLEN today granted an absolute divorce to the plaintiff in the suit
of Sarah F. BOWEN against Richard BOWEN.

  In the suit for divorce of Maria E. MORAN against Edmond MORAN, Justice GILBERT
today ordered defendant to pay $1 a week alimony and $50 counsel fee. The parties
reside in Queens County.

  A Coroner's Jury Find Him Responsible for Ferdinand PERFETTI'S Death
  An inquest was held last night by Coroner KELLER in the case of the death of 
Ferdinand PERFETTI, who was stabbed on the 9th inst. by Francisco MOSSA, an Italian 
shoemaker at the latter's place of business, in Union Street. PERFETTI died at the 
Long Island College Hospital on the 15th. inst.
  The testimony showed that MOSSA owed PARFETTI some money and on the night of the 
stabbing the former went to collect it. There were several Italians in MOSSA'S shop
at the time and PERFETTI became engaged in an altercation with them. MOSSA took a
hand in the row and stabbed PERFETTI in the abdomen with a shoemaker's knife.
  The jury decided that MOSSA was responsible for PERFETTI'S death and he was
committed for the action of Justice BERGEN, who will hold him fir the Grand Jury.

February 1882
The SPRAGUE divorce suit
In the suit for absolute divorce of Phoebe R. SPRAGUE against Joseph L. 
SPRAGUE, Counselor RIDGWAY this morning obtained from Justice CULLEN an order 
to show cause why alimony and counsel fee should not abide the event of the 
trial of the cause.  The defence (sic) is that though SPRAGUE cohabited with 
the plaintiff he was never married to her.

Surrogate's Court--Kings County
Wills proved
John CLOWES, of Jersey City, New Jersey
Janes (sic) PERTH,
Maria L.F. DUNCAN,
Nicholas McNAMARN,
Emma J. HUTCHINGS, all of the city of Brooklyn

Letters of administration were granted on the estates of the following named 
deceased persons, viz:
John LOUCK, of the town of New Lots;
Susan NAIN,
Catharine ROUCH,
William E. WALTERS,
George GERN,
Thomas W. FIELD,
Daniel FRY,
William RADIN,
Catharine BYRNES,
Sophia A. BRAUN,
Frederick W. KLINE, 
Margaret MORRIS, all of the city of Brooklyn;
Susanna ZWEIBRUCHER, of the town of New Lots.

Letters of guardianship of the persons and estates 
of Mary Taylor EVERITT and Josephine A. EVERITT were granted to Catharine L. EVERITT, 
	their mother;
 of Louisa A. BRAUN, Pauline M. BRAUN and Charles W. BRAUN 
	to Louisa S. BRAUN, their mother;
of Ada E. FIELD to Alice E. FIELD, all of the city of Brooklyn.

6 February 1882
The February Term Grand Jury
The Grand Jury for the February Term of the Court of Sessions was empanelled 
to-day. Judge MOORE delivered the customary statutory charge, after which the 
members of the grand inquest retired to their room. The Grand Jurors are:
Peter G. KOWENHOVEN (foreman), farmer, Flatlands
Terence CORRIGAN, painter, Canarsie
Hugh DUFFY, drygoods, No. 191 Prospect avenue
Andrew J. NUTTING, clothing, No. 177 South Oxford street
Cyrus MUNN, insurance, No. 39 Jefferson street
Jesse B. CONKLING, provisions, No. 709 Pacific street
John H. POWELL, dentist, New Lots
John LUBKIE, grocer, Flatbush
Sterling SMITH, hardware, No. 173 Columbia Heights
John DALY, stationer, No. 328 Dean street
Stephen J. BRADFORD, coal, No. 34 Sterlin place
George A. DURYEA, farmer, Bay Ridge
James CUSHMAN, builder, No. 355 Manhattan avenue
Baron ISAACS, cigars, No. 164 Union street
Henry M. DAYTON, furnishing goods, No. 411 State street
Abram L. BROWER, commission, No. 819 Bedford avenue
William A. DOLE, merchant, No. 19 Decatur street
W.K. WilliamSON, farmer, Flatbush
Robert JOHNSTON, salesman, No. 933 Greene avenue
William J. KENNEDY, fancy goods, No. 617 Bergen street

Got His Deserts (sic)
A Man Who Brutally Kicked His Young Son and His Wife Sent to the Penitentiary 
for Three Months
Thomas CONNOR, of No. 41 York street, was this morning brought from jail, 
where he had just served a ten days' sentence for drunkenness, to answer a 
charge of having brutally assaulted his wife, Ann, and their 6-year-old son. 
Mrs. CONNOR testified that her husband several times kicked their 6-year-old 
son, causing a number of bruises which are still to be seen on the boy's 
body. Mrs. CONNOR, in attempting to shield her son, was herself kicked. 
Jusitice WALSH sentenced CONNOR to the Penitentiary for three months.

A Conviction Ends with a Wedding
Wm. VAN KUEREN, of New Lots, was convicted last week in the Sessions of 
seduction under promise of marriage. The complainant was Christina LAUDON, 
also of New Lots. The young man, with the jail staring him in the face, 
expressed his anxiety to marry the girl he had wronged. She was slow to 
consent, but on Saturday expressed her willingness to become VAN KUEREN's 
wife. This morning he was brought from Raymond Street Jail and the couple 
were married by Judge MOORE. They left the courthouse in company, but without 
any expression of satisfaction at their nuptuals.

Divorced by a Higher Judge
On the call of the Special Term calendar in the City Court to-day before 
Judge NELLSON, when the divorce case of Kate FRITH against Robert FRITH, Sr., 
was called, counsel for the defendant announced that the defendant was dead.

8 February 1882
A Heavy Suit Began Against a Physician
One Result of the Death of Catherine CARLIN, Who Expired On the Cars, On the 
Way From Montreal--Natural Causes, and Not Poison
On October 28 last Miss Catherine E. CARLIN, of this city, died suddenly in a 
railway train at St. Alban's, Vt., while on her way from Montreal to her home 
here. She was sick when she left the Canadian city, and was accompanied upon 
her trip by her cousin, Mrs. J.T. SMITH, in whose house at Montreal she had 
been staying. Miss CARLIN's death was very sudden, and when her remains 
arrived at the Grand Central Depot one of the New York Coroners gave a 
certificate that she died from natural causes. After the body was buried, the 
dead young woman's brother, Counselor CARLIN of Willow place, this city, and 
other of her relatives, came to the conclusion that she had been poisoned by 
Mrs. SMITH. They called in Dr. D.W. KISSAM, of No. 112 Prospect place, who 
had a conference with Mrs. SMITH, the result of which was that the physician 
made an affidavit that, in his opinion, Miss CARLIN's death resulted from 
poison, and throwing suspicion upon Mrs. SMITH. Upon this affidavit and 
others Miss CARLIN's body was exhumed, and a careful chemical analysis failed 
to discover any traces of poison, and a Coroner's jury declared that the 
young lady died from natural causes. Mrs. SMITH has sued Dr. KISSAM for 
$50,000, alleging that the affidavit made by him has damaged her to that extent.

12 February 1882
A Divorce Case from Pearsalls, Long Island
Justice GILBERT to day granted an absolute divorce in the suit of Wilson J 
ABRAMS against his wife Phebe J. ABRAMS. The plaintiff is a butcher doing 
business at Pearsalls, L.I. The parties were married about eleven years ago 
and have two children, Fred, aged 8, and John Garfield, 2 years old. The 
defendant was charged with adultery with one Frank FINLAY, a butcher, of 
Babylon, L.I. The woman made no defence.
As soon as Justice GILBERT had granted the divorce to Mr. ABRAMS, his 
counsel, Mr. George A. MOTT, moved for an order of arrest to issue against 
Frank FINLAY, in a suit brought by ABRAMS to recover $5000 for crim.con (may 
be abbreviation of criminal conduct??). The order was granted and the bail 
fixed at $500. Mr. MOTT stated that FINLAY, when a poor boy, was taken care 
of by ABRAMS' father, and a short time ago he was started in business by the 
elder ABRAMS, at Babylon. He read an affidavit which contained two letters 
written by FINLAY to Mrs. ABRAMS making appointments to meet her. Counsel 
stated that it was a matter of common report that FINLAY and Mrs. ABRAMS had 
been guilty of criminal intimacy. The order of arrest was at once forwarded 
to the Sheriff of Queens County.

A Tugboat Captain's Alleged Cruelty and Infidelity to His Wife
Counselor  Charles C. BRADY, of the Supreme Court, to-day obtained from 
Justice CULLEN an order to show cause why the defendant should not be ordered 
to pay alimony and counsel fees in the suit for absolute divorce of Julia F. 
GATES against Charles A. GATES. The affidavits read showed that the parties 
were married in this city on September 3, 1867, by Rev. Mr. FRANCIS, of the 
M.E. Church, and that they have one child, a girl, fourteen years of age. 
Mrs. GATES swears that her husband systematically ill-used and abused her, 
and that on one occasion he threatened to shoot her. She further alleges that 
her husband abandoned her on August 25, 1879. The plaintiff further swears 
that her husband has been guilty of criminal intimacy with one Sarah ROSSIER 
(could be ROSSLER). The defendant is captain of a tugboat.

Surrogate's Court--Kings County
Wills proved--
William FLANDERS, of the city of Plainfield, Union County, New Jersey;
Caroline STILLWELL, of the town of Flatbush;
George P. WILLETS, 
Mary SHEA,
Lucretia H. DONGAN, all of the city of Brooklyn.

Letters of Administration were granted in the estates of the following named 
deceased persons, viz:
William DENTZ,
Julia G. DODD, 
William A. VOG,
Ellen KELLY,
Joseph Wilson,
Julia MOLIN, otherwise Julia Maria MOLIN,
George MILLER,
Ann RILEY, all of the city of Brooklyn.

Letters of guardianship of the persons and estates 
of George H. WILLETS, Josephine H. WILLETS, Marion L. WILLETS & Ruth E. WILLETS 
	to Charlotte B. WILLETS, their mother;
of Edith DAY, John DAY, Nathaniel DAY, Frank DAY and Sophia DAY to Sophia E. MATTHEWS;
of Mary HURST to William HURST;
of John D. SLOANE, Sarah M. SLOANE, and Charles M. SLOANE to Hugh MARTIN;
of Charles B. LEVERICH and William R. LEVERICH to Juliet LEVERICH, of the city of Brooklyn.

18 February 1882
New Trial Granted
Judge MOORE to-day granted a new trial to Erhardt SCHNEIDER, convicted of 
manslaughter in the third degree for killing Jacob JOERGER, in December last, 
at Throop avenue and Bartlett street.

Surrogate's Court--Kings County
Wills Proved--
Helena Bennett, of the Town of New Lots;
General Silas CASEY,
William C. JONES,
Andrew J. LUSK,
Augusta T. PHILIPP,
Emma B. THORP,
Michael BAUER,
Dominick DIXON,
Alexander L. HOLLEY,
Peter RAY, all of the city of Brooklyn.

Letters of administration were granted on the estates of the following 
named deceased persons viz:
Adaline MARSON, of the Town of New Lots,
Margaret McCANN,
Gamaliel BRUEN,
Margaret HUSRIT, 
Constantine HECKER,
Frank A. GLISCH,
Alexander H. STEWART,
Joanna ADAMS,
William BLOHEN,
Patrick WELDON,
Sarah LOESEE, and
Elizabeth JOSEPH, all of the city of Brooklyn.

Letters of guardianship of the person and estate 
of Frederick L. JAHN and Liberta H. JAHN were granted to Gustave A. JAHN, 
	all of the town of Flatbush; 
of Mary McMAHON to John MALLEY; 
of Blanche C. BUTLER and Estella Tracy BUTLER to Edward D. BUTLER; 
of Maud E. BRUMLEY to Albro J. NEWTON, 
of John CARTY to Geo. B. LILLY,  
of Tilly G. HALL to Sarah SCHOLEY, 
of William H. LOUGHRAN, Jane LOUGHRAN and James LOUGHRAN Jr., to James LOUGHREN; 
of Willard S. BRUMLY to (note:  it says "to" but likely means "and") George D. 
	BRUMLY to Albro J. NEWTON, all of the city of Brooklyn.

20 Februsry 1882
Police Sargeant BATTERSBY Arraigned
Police Sargeant Alfred L. BATTERSBY, of the Seventh Precinct,was "called up 
to the Captain's office" this morning to answer charges preferred by 
Mr. George H. ROWE, of the Greenpoint Star, of discourtesy and withholding news.  
Mr. ROWE's charges were given a hearing by Deputy Commissioner RICHARDS, 
who announced that they would be called up for examination in a few days.

23 Februsry 1882
A Musician's Wife Divorced From Her Husband
Mary HILLWEBER, of No. 364 East Fourth street, brought suit for 
divorce from her husband, Michael HILLWEBER, a musician, of No. 182 
Boerum street, Eastern District, in the city court.  The suit was 
referred to Counselor Michael SHIELDS to take testimony and report.  
The referee to-day reported in favor of the plaintiff, and recommended 
that HILLWEBER should pay $4 a week alimony to the plaintiff. 
Colonel F. W. OBERNEIER for plaintiff, ROESCH & COONEY for defendant.

Divorce Cases Before Justice GILBERT
Justice GILBERT to-day granted an absolute divorce to the plaintiff 
in the suit of Emma R. BELLIS against James O. BELLIS.  Mrs. BELLIS 
was given the custody of the only child of the marriage. 
In the suit for absolute divorce of Anna M. KIENZE against Michael KIENZE, 
Justice GILBERT to-day denied a motion for alimony and counsel fee.

The hearing of argument in the suit for divorce of Charles PHILO against 
Sarah PHILO has been adjourned by Justice GILBERT until Saturday at 10 A.M.

Surrogate LIVINGSTON has admitted to probate the will of Alexander S. HOLLY, 
the civil engineer, who died in this city on January 29.  The testator 
leaves his valuable engineering library, drawings, tracings, etc., to the 
Rensselear Polytechnic Institute, of Troy, N.Y.

25 Februsry 1882
Surrogate's Court--Kings County
Wills proved--
Christian HEISER, 
George F. COVERT, 
Catharine GALLAHER, 
Sophia M. QUINN 
Thomas SCHNEIDER, all of the city of Brooklyn.

Letters of administration were granted on the estates of the 
following named deceased persons, viz.:  
Edward FISCHER, of the town of New Lots; 
Claudeen MILLER, 
Matilda McGREEL, 
Frederick V.P. MAXWELL, 
William H. TUCKER, 
Philip R. HENRY, 
Chas. A. MORGAN, 
Harriet E. BARNES, 
Geo. HART, 
Michael McCULLEN, 
CoCormack SHARKEY, 
Peter BREHM, 
Ellen BESSON (formerly Ellen CULLEN), 
Lizzie H. PERRING, 
Cornelia A. STERMSON, all of the city of Brooklyn; 
Simeon J. BROWN, of the town of Flatlands.

Letters of guardianship of the estate of 
Mary C. STONE and James STONE were granted to George W. PENWARDEN; 
of Julia Clifford CASEY to Florida G. CASEY and Michael SNOW; 
of William J. FAYE to Emmet M. FAYE, all of County of Kings.

How Ida Jensen was Sold
An unknown man yesterday sold Ida JENSEN, a servant at 
No. 370 Washington avenue, a quantity of jewelry which he represented 
as gold.  She was to pay $2 each time he called.  She gave him a
$5 bill to have changed and he went off with it.  That was the last 
she saw of him.  The jewelry is brass and worth perhaps a dollar.

27 February 1882
Counter Charges in a Divorce Suit--
Husband and Wife Both Claiming to be the Injured Party 
In the Special Term of the Supreme Court to-day the suit for absolute divorce 
of Maria W. ALLEN against Gilbert M. ALLEN was called for trial.  Counsel for 
the defendant asked that an adjournment might be had for a day or two, in 
order that he might communicate with witnesses for the husband, who reside in 
Massachusetts and Connecticut.  He stated that the defendant had put in a 
complete denial of all the charges of infidelity made in the complaint, and 
had also made counter charges of breach of married vows against the wife.  
Counsel had affidavits which proved the following state of facts:  The 
parties had lived together, without a quarrel, until September 30 last, on 
that day the wife eloped with Mr. CONKLIN and put up at hotels with him in 
Massachusetts and Connecticut, where they passed as man and wife.  At the 
time of her flight the woman stripped their home of every article of 
furniture.  Mr. ALLEN had been unsuccessful in business, and after his 
failure he started in a small way with capital loaned by his wife.  When she 
deserted him she closed up her husband's store, and since that time he has 
earned but little money.  Affidavits as to the cohabitation of the woman and 
CONKLIN were made by the proprietor and hall-boy of a hotel where they 
stopped.  The husband was caring for the only child of their marriage, and 
the mother said she would not have anything to do with the little one.
"This man ALLEN is the meanest I ever knew" said Mr. W.W. GOODRICH, counsel 
for the wife, "he visited our office and wormed himself into our confidence 
in order to gain information as to this suit."
"This woman," said opposing counsel, "is the worst woman I ever heard of, and 
she does not deserve any consideration.  She ran away from her husband and 
child.  This man CONKLIN was discharged by his employer, when it was known 
that he had eloped with Mrs. ALLEN."
The trial of the case was set down for Saturday next.  On a motion for 
alimony and counsel fee, the Judge reserved his decision.

Another Phase of the Schroeder Case
Justice GILBERT has appointed, on motion of FISHER, HURD & VOLTZ, 
ex-Surrogate A.H.DAILEY as guardian ad litum for an infant child, Julia W. 
SCHROEDER, for the purposes of an action by her and her mother, Dinah 
SCHROEDER, for the partition of the estate of the late William SCHRODER 
(sic), whom the lady claims as her husband.  Mrs. SCHROEDER brought suit for 
dower against SCHROEDER, and the case was tried before Justice CULLEN when 
the jury disagreed.  The trial of the cause brought out, as will be 
remembered, very startling testimont as to the domestic relations of the parties.

1 March 1882
Suit to Revoke a Will
A suit was tried in the Special Term of the Supreme Court
yesterday before Justice GILBERT in which several Catholic
clergymen were interested. The action was that of John
FAY and another against Rose Ann HUGHES, impleaded.
It was brought for the construction of a will, and some very
contradictory testimony was taken. The Court reserved its decision.

The Divorce Mill
Justice GILBERT has granted an absolute divorce to Louise
Burger from her husband William D. BURGER.
Justice PRATT has given judgment of divorce absolute in
favor of the plaintiff in the suit of Fannie COHN against
Mark COHN.

In the suit for absolute divorce of Caroline SHIPLEY against
Frederick SHIPLEY, Justice GILBERT to-day granted plaintiff
$3 a week alimony and $25 counsel fee.

The Probate of the Will of John KELLY Revoked by Surrogate LIVINGSTON
Surrogate LIVINGSTON to-day handed down a decision revoking the probate
of the will of John KELLY, late of No. 33 Talman street, this city. KELLY died
on December 21, 1880, leaving a paper purporting to be his will, in which he 
left his daughter, Margaret KELLY, now Mrs. GOUR, his house and lot and 
about $2,500 in money. He cut off his only son with $500, which was not to be
paid to him until it pleased the executors to pay it. He also left $250 to Rev. Father
KEEGAN for "religious intentions," and named Father KEEGAN and Daniel
BRADLEY executors. "Honest Dan" drew the will and was the only executor
that qualified. The will was contested by the son John, through Counselor
Patrick KEADY. He alleged that his father was not competent to make a will
at the time of the date the testament was made; that the will was not properly
executed, and that his father was unduly influenced at the time of making it.

The BANTA Case
Justice GILBERT this morning ordered the custody of the infant child of 
Wm. BANTA to its paternal grandfather.

Change of Name
Permission was given to-day to Karl Julius Emil KRONENBERG to change his name
to Julius KLEE, by Justice NEILSON.

3 March 1882
Discharged from the Penitentiary to be a Witness
in a Murder Trial
Bernard  KILDER	was some time ago committed to the Penitentiary, 
as a vagrant, for six months upon his own petition. This morning
he was before Judge GILBERT in the Supreme Court on a writ of habeas
corpus. Counselor GAYNOR asked for his discharge on the following
grounds: GAYNOR has been assigned by Judge MOORE as counsel
for MCLAUGHLIN, who will be tried next week for the murder of STONE
in Flatbush last winter.KILDER is anomportant witness for the defence.
Assistant District Attorney BACKUS offered no objection to the 
discharge and Justice GILBERT, therefore, granted the application.

Justice GILBERT Does Not Think A Man of Seventy is Old.
The suit of James TILBY et al. against Sara C.W. TILBY, came up
before Justice GILBERT yesterday in Supreme Court, Special
Term, upon a demurrer to certain clauses in the answer, setting 
up a counter claim.The action is brought to set aside the conveyance
of a lot in Greenwood on the ground of fraud.
The plaintiff claims that the defendant was not the legitimate wife of 
James TILBY, deceased, as she had another husband living at the time
she cohabited with him. In the course of his argument counsel for the 
plaintiff spoke of the age of the deceased TILBY.
"He was an old man, your Honor, " said counsel, " therefore easily
imposed upon."
" How old was he ?" queried Justice GILBERT. "Seventy-three or 
seventy-four, your Honor."
"Oh that's not old," interjected his Honor, " a man isn't old at seventy-
The remark of the Judge, considering that he has entered his seventieth
year, was quickly understood by the members of the Bar in the court-
room, and a smile flitted over their faces.

Suit Commenced for the Partition of the SCHROEDER Estate
Ex-Surrogate Abram H. DAILEY, as guardian of Julia M. SCHROEDER,
an infant, has commenced suit for the partition of the estate of the child's
dead father, William SCHROEDER. Dinah SCHROEDER, who claims to
 be the widow of the deceased, has also begun an action for the 
admeasurement of her dower.

Court Briefs
W.H.M.SISTARE has recovered a judgment of  $44, 083.33 against the Kings
County Gas Light Company and others.

Absolute divorce was to-day granted by Justice GILBERT to John W. EVERETT
from his wife Sarah Amelia EVERETT. The parties live in Orange County.

4 March 1882
Justice GILBERT Hears a Divorce Suit With Locked Doors
Justice GILBERT to-day heard the suit for absolute divorce of
Maria W. ALLEN against Gilbert M ALLEN with locked doors.
Both parties to the suit made charges of adultery.
The husband charges that his wife has openly consorted with one
CONKLIN and the wife alleges that the husband has acted 
unfaithfully, the woman criminated being Minnie SMITH.
The defendant alleges that Mrs. ALLEN eloped with CONKLIN,
took away all the household goods and destroyed his business
by withdrawing the capital she had placed in it.

Surrogate's Court, Kings County
Wills proved- 
Charles GULICK, 
Johanna C. RENZ, 
Ellen SMITH,
Elizabeth F. ATKINS, 
Robert H. BROWNE, 
Theodore L. MASON,
Robert D. LEACH, 
Elizabeth GOVE, 
Daniel SLOTE, 
Julia BLY,
Eliza A. WALLACE all of the city of Brooklyn

Letters of administration were granted on the estates of the following
named deceased person, viz.:
Ann KANE, 
Thomas BUSHELL, 
Martin EVANS, 
Michael LAWLER,
Margaret MC LAUGHLIN, 
Hannah MC KINNEY, (otherwise Hannah KINNEY), 
Robert F. TREADWAY, 
Margaret O'KANE, 
Samuel B. BAKER, 
Catherine MCGEE, all of the city of Brooklyn.

Letters of guardianship of the persons and estate 
of Wm. RENX were granted to John BOHRINGER; 
of Augustus W. PERRINE, to Howland D. PERRINE; 
of Sarah W. MAY, to Amelia E. MAY; 
of Anna E. LEININGER and Maria O. LEININGER, to Louisa B. ROSS; 
of Maria S.,Herman J. and Maria J. LEININGER, to Barbara C. LEIFELA; 
of Natalie SCHENCK, to Charles W. SCHENCK; 
of Magdalena PLASTE, to Catherine WELIER, all of the city of Brooklyn.

6 March 1882
The Grand Jury for the March term of Oyer and Terminer
was this morning impaneled before Justice CULLEN.
The following gentlemen comprises the grand inquest:

John A. MONSELL, foreman
Herman LINS
Joseph E. CAMP
Theodore BEDELL
George W. MOORE
Frederick W. BOELL
Bernardes EVERTSEN
Martin V.B. CONNOR
William E. HENSHAW
Charles H. HYDE
Andrew A. SMITH
Judge CULLEN delivered the customary statutory charge. In the course of his
remarks he said the Grand Jury would find their duties very light, as their 
predecessors sat till Wednesday last. But two or three days would be required
to finish all the business the District -Attorney had ready to bring before them.

A Police Officer Assaulted
Mrs. MURPHY, living at No. 198 Butler street, complained to the Third Precinct
police on Saturday night that her husband, James MURPHY had turned her and
her children from their home. Officer RHATTIGAN went to the house and was
met in the hall by MURPHY, who was intoxicated, and who carried an iron 
poker, with which he struck the officer on the head. RHATTIGAN used his club
in self-defence and struck MURPHY on the head, inflicting a slight cut, after
which he arrested MURPHY and locked him up.

Court Briefs
Justice GILBERT to-day granted Mary A. CHILD an absolute divorce from 
Wm. V. CHILD and gave the wife the custody of her children.

In the matter of the application of Samuel MEEKER, surviving trustee of the
estate of the late William WALL, for leave to sell the rope-walk property
of decedant in the Eastern District, Justice PRATT to-day granted the 
leave prayed for to sell to Wm. WALL's sons for $100,000.

Attempting to Shoot
Michael BIANCO, charged with attempting to shoot Officer CLOUGHER, of
the Fifth Precinct, was fined $15 in Justice NAEHER's court this morning.

Greenpoint Items
Timothy LYNCH,of Union and Franklin streets, was committed to jail for then days
this morning by Justice NAEHER, for corner lounging.

George WilliamS, of 62 Jackson street, who was taken into custody a few days ago 
for assaulting his mother with a hatchet, was sent to jail for thirty days by Justice
NAEHAR, this morning.

Neglected Children
John and Thomas HALEY, small boys, whose home is at No. 486 Baltic street, were
brought before Justice WALSH to-day by Superintendent WILKINS, of the Society 
for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, who stated that the boys parents were
habitual drunkards, and utterly neglected the children, who frequently were
unprovided with proper food and clothing. The boys were turned over to the care
of the Charity Commissioners.

8 March 1882
Suit for Limited Divorce Brought by a Minor Wife
In the City Court, Bertha METZGER, a minor, represented
by Johanna HERMANN, her mother and guardian ad litem,
has begun a suit for limited divorce against her husband,
Benjamin METZGER. The parties are residents of the 
Eastern District and were married in.....................
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Scalded in a Barroom
James CROTTY, 21 years, of No. 54 Atlantic avenue, while in
John MEINEKE's saloon, No. 92 Hamilton avenue, last night
was badly scalded on both legs by a kettle of boiling water
being accidentally upset and falling on him. He was removed
to St. Peter's Hospital.

Johnny DWYER Said to Be Dying
About three weeks ago John J. Dwyer, the pugilist, returned to this
city from Florida, whither he had gone in search of health.
When the champion came home he was in very poor condition.
He was troubled with lung and bronchial disease. His symptoms
became so serious that he was sent to St. Peter's Hospial, Hicks
street and Dean, where is now reported to be dying.

Why Patrick ORR Fired A Pistol
Patrick ORR owns and lives in a shanty in Forty-fourth street, between
Fourth and Fifth avenues. Richard WHELAN is a contractor living at
Fifth avenue and Fortieth street, owns several horses and wagons,which
are daily driven past ORR's shanty and frequently strike the corner of it.
ORR has been so annoyed by the practice that last night while WHELAN
and two friends were driving by, he came to the door and fired a shot.
For this he was arrested, and Justice BERGEN held him in $100 bonds
to keep the peace.

A Boarder Robbed
John KEELEY's room in John MILLER's boarding house. No. 59 Main street,
was yesterday robbed of clothing valued at $33.

A Ten Spot
Wm. STEPHENSON, aged 17, and a crowd of young companions were
playing very noisly in front of the house of Rudolph LOEFFLER, 217
Jackson street, on Sunday afternoon last. LOEFFLER ordered them away,
and STEPHENSON replied by striking him on the head with a stick.
Justice NAEHER took a hand in the the game this morning by fining

The Logical Result
Joseph GUTTIG stole a pair of pants from Mrs. Jacobina LEDERER's store, 
210 Montrose street, last night, and Justice NAEHER sent him to jail
for ten days this morning.

Fined $15 for Making a Mistake
Michael AUSTIN, an usher in BUNNEL's Museum, was fined $15 by
Justice WALSH this morning for having assaulted Frank P. DOWNEY,
a colored boy, about 16 years of age, living at No. 94 Johnson street.
AUSTIN struck him across the face with a rattan, cutting him over the
eye and nose, as the result of mistaking him for someone else, who
had jostled some young ladies who were passing down the stairs
at the museum on Friday last.

Out of Tune
Julius VOEGLER, the orchestra leader in HYDE and BEHMAN's Variety
Theatre, in Adams street, was a prisoner in Justice WALSH's court 
to-day, on complaint of his wife Bertha, who charged that she had
been abandoned by him and with her young child left without means of
support. The case was dismissed by Justice WALSH on a technical
point raised by counsel for the huband.

Sick and Destitute
John DAVIGITIS, 24 years of age, and who has no home, was yesterday
found in Fulton street by a  Second Precinct officer , sick from a want of
proper food. He was removed to the Long Island College Hospital.

11 March 1882
Suit for Seducation
Emma BEBRENSTEIN,seventeen years of age, has begun an action in the Supreme 
Court agains Adolph C.WEBER, a married man well advanced in years,
to recover damages for seduction.

27 May 1882
SURROGATES COURT -  Wills proved
Abraham S. FRANCIS
Phillipina MERKE
Mary T. WOOD
Benjamin F. DELANO
Alfred Robert THOMPSON all of the city of Brooklyn

Letters of guardianship of the persons and estate of-
Clifford S. BENNETT
Fannie A. BENNETT, were granted to Carrie A . BENNETT, their mother

William J. CLARK
Thomas G. CLARK to William CLARK their father
Carrie L. FAYE to Emmett M. FAYE her father
Mary Agnes KIRBY to Honora KIRBY, all of the county of Kings

      Letters of administration were granted in the estate 
of the following named deceased persons. viz:
Thomas COMER of the town New Utrecht
Bernard HINES
Edward P. MORAN
Charles McDADE
Johanna E. PETERS
Louisa A. REQUA
Horace F. REID
Samuel M. POOK
Catherine (Kate) MADDOX
Sarah B. NORTH
Francis WALSH
Emma WELDEN, all of the city of Brooklyn

    Kate GILLSON, only 19 years of age, to-day presented to Justice PRATT, 
in the Supreme Court, a petition to have Gustav FRITSCHE appointed her 
guardian ad? item to commence an action against her husband, James GILLSON, 
for divorce  on account of cruel and inhuman treatment. The plaintiff 
states that she was married to the defendent on July 7, 1879, at Binghamton, 
this state, by the Rev. Mr. ALEXANDER; that she has had one child who is 
now 1 year and 9 months old; that her husband gets drunk and while 
intoxicated commits acts of violence; that he frequently beat her and 
has threatened her life with a razor. She further charges infidelity 
against her husband. Col. OBERNIER read several affidavits in support of 
the motion, which was granted.

11 March 1882
Surrogate's Court, Kings County
Wills proved-
William H. CARROLL, of the town of New Lots;
Catherine R. DELANEY,
Francis SQUIRE,
Mary A. SMITH,
Constant CLAUDE,
Lorenzo D. NORTH,
Benjamin P. SMITH,
William G. WEST, all of the City of Brooklyn

Letters of administration were granted on the estates of the following 
names deceased persons, viz.:
John B. KING
Gotlieb BARTEL
Mary FORSTERG ( formerly Mary BLAND )
John H. WARD
Daniel D. WINANT
Edmund B. SAILES
James A. PYNE
Michael FISCHER, all of the city of Brooklyn

Letters of guardianship of the persons and estate 
of Burritt J. MAY and Julia MAY were granted to Amelia E. MAY; 
of Sarah G. SCHULTZ and Albert M. SCHULTZ to John A. SCHULTZ, all of the city of Brooklyn.

Francisco MASSA Sent to the Penitentiary for Four Years for Manslaughter
Judge MOORE to-day sentenced Francisco MASSA, who had been 
convicted of manslaughter for killing another Italian during a quarrel
on Union street last October, to four years in the Penitentiary.
James BOYLE and Felix NASH, convicted of burglary in the third degree,
were each sent to the Penitentiary for one year.

11 March 1882
Important Cases bofore the Judges To-Day
Robert M.CROOKE,and the other children of the late Philip S. CROOKE,
brought suit against the County of Kings, John D. PRINCE and others,
to recover possessions of the Prospect Park Parade Ground and
other property in the town of Flatbush. The suit was tried before
Justice CULLEN. The plaintiffs held that they owned title in the
property as heirs of their deceased grandmother, while the
defendants held the title was vested in Mrs. Philip S. CROOKE,
their mother, who authorized their father to sell the real estate.
Justice CULLEN to-day handed down a long decision in which
he gives judgment for the defendant.
Winchester BRITTON appeared for the County with John H. KEMBLE
and the latter gentleman also represented the other defendants.

A Scene in Surrogate's Court- A Sister Commits an Assault Upon Her Brother
In the Surrogate's Court to-day the will of Daniel GILLEN, who died in this 
city last month, leaving a small estate to members of his family, was offered
for probate. John GILLEN, a brother of the deceased, made objection to
the probate on the ground that Daniel was not of sound mind when he made
his will. The matter was adjourned for a week. The contestant turned to leave
the court room and as he did so a lady, dressed in heavy mourning, rose and
confronted him, " How dare you make trouble in this matter, " she excitedly
remarked, and accompanied the remark with a resounding slap on the side
of GILLEN's neck. The lady was about to administer another blow when the
man retreated towards the bench. " Great God, judge, " he exclaimed, " I've
been assaulted in the court by my own sister. I hope the court will protect
me from another assault. Look at my neck."
A titter ran through the court room as the Surrogate examined GILLEN's neck,
which bore evidence of the force of the blow. The Court ordered an officer
to take the woman into custody, but in the confusion she had slipped out of the room.

14 March 1882
Verdict for the Defendant in a Suit to 
Recover Damages for the Death of a Child
The trial of the suit of Marcus MEYER, as administrator of his 
12-year old son, Leopold, against Balthazer RAULT, to recover
$5,000 for the death of the boy by falling into an excavation
dug by the defendant on Ninety-eighth street, New York, was
concluded late last evening. This morning the jury brought  in
a sealed verdict for the defendant.

An Amusing Incident in the Surrogate's Court
There was an amusing incident in the Surrogate's Court to-day.
A will had been offered for probate and the Surrogate was
examining the witnesses to it with his usual care.
" Was the testator in his sound mind and free from undue
influence when he made his testament? " asked the Court.
" He was not, " said witness.
" What influence was he under, " queried the Surrogate.
" Under the influence of liquor, " naively came the response.
The joke was fully appreciated and Court and spectators 
joined in the laughter.

16 March 1882
A Number of Brooklyn and Long Island People Remembered-
The Enormous Sum Left to Religious and Charitable Institutions
By the terms of Sarh BURR's will, just admitted to probate in New York,
Hannah M., widow of Daniel KISSAM, of this city, receives $5,000;

John Henry TREDWELL, of Cowneck, L.I; 
Miriam M. CORNWELL,wife of John CORNWELL, of Cowneck; 
Hannah TOWNSEND, widow of Micajah TOWNSEND of Cedar Swamp, L.I.; 
Phoebe ALLEN, widow  of Richard ALLEN, of Great Neck, L.I.; 
Sarah WOOLLEY, of Jamaica, L.I.; 
Elizabeth WOOLLEY; Peggy, wife of Daniel T. SMITH, of Great Neck; 
Ann T. ROBBINS, wife of Stephen ROBBINS, of Woodbury, L.I.; $5,000 each.

Anna CROES, daughter of Rev. John CROES, of this city, $2,000;
Sarah TREDWELL, daughter of James TREDWELL, of this city, $3,000.
There were many private bequests. The legacies to charities and other
institutions were recently referred to in this paper. The will makes operative
the bequests of two sisters who are dead, and gives a total of about
$3,000,000, chiefly to religious organizations and charities. There are
$200,000 left to found a Good Samaritan Dispensary.

20 March 1882
Surrogate's Court, Kings County
	Wills proved- Michael REESE, of San Mates County, California;

Claus J. BECKMAN, 
George BAUER, 
Charles FINNEGAN, 
John W. PETRI, 
Henrietta E. DERNILL, 
Elizabeth FREEMAN, 
Anna N. FINCKE, 
Wilhelmina HAHN, 
Elizabeth MURTHA, 
Richard MITHEN,
George R. GLIDDEN, 
Jannett NEWSON, 
John MOON and John McELROY, all of the city of Brooklyn.

	Letters of administration were granted on the estates of the following
named deceased persons:
James WALLACE, of the town of New Lots; 
Charles JACOBS, 
Charles B. Elliott, 
Christopher MCCABE, 
Fredericka HOELL, ( formerly Fredericka F. LEISGANG.) 
Jonah R. WHITSON, 
Charles A. HARVEY, 
Elizabeth M. MCCOLLUM ( formerly Elizabeth M. FITZSIMMONS),
Wilhelm LINDERER, all of the city of Brooklyn.

	Letters of Guardianship of the person and estate 
of Joseph LYNCH were granted to Jeremiah LYNCH, his father;
of George H. BECKMANN, Charles BECKMANN, Anna M. BECKMANN 
		and John BECKMANN to Herman HAASE;
Of Moses METZGER and Cora METZGER to Louis METZGER, their father;
of Maria LINDERER and Rosa LINDERER to Katharina LINDERER, their mother;
of Sybilia D. W. WHITE and John C. WATERS to John WATERS, all of the county of Kings.

Not the Treatment Wanted
a well-dressed man entered the Surrogate's office this morning and asked
Chief Clerk Judah B. VOORHEES if he could get some information
relative to a will which had been admitted to probate in 1860. The Chief
Clerk directed him to a table in another part of the room, on which lay
a number of legal tomes, saying " You will find all you want in the 
Surrogate Index book over there. The visitor went over to the table and,
taking up a book which lay upon it, began to examine it with great care
and assuduity. Not being able to find what he wanted after ten minutes'
examination he went back to the Chief Clerk's desk, and said to Mr.
VOORHEES: " I wish you would help me find this thing. I am not at all
familiar with the way you do things here, and I cannot find any record
of the will in this law book." Mr. VOORHEES said he would be glad to
give him any assistance in his power, and courteously taking the volume,
found to his blank amazement that the visitor had been carefully looking
over a Bible which is used in the office by notaries public in administering
oaths. The Chief Clerk remarked dryly, that he did not think the testament
he would want would be found in that " law book." and procuring the index
promptly supplied the required information.

21 March 1882
No Jury In The Jones Case
In the Harry O. JONES case, yesterday afternoon, after recess,
the process of securing a jury was continued until six o'clock,
at that hour nine jurymen had been obtained. The panel of two
hundred having been exhausted, the Court ordered an extra panel
of one hundred and twenty-five to be summoned for Wednesday
morning, and the case was adjourned until that time.
The first person called in the afternoon was -
Robert PRODDO, No.104 Montague  street, excused by consent; 
Egbert WORTH, clerk for Eugene D. BERRI, a member of the Board of Education, excused
by consent; Godfrey HAUPERT, farmer, Bushwick, excused by consent;
L. Harvey SMITH, farmer, Flatlands, excused by consent; 
John ILJES,No. 24 Broome street, Greenpoint, excused by consent; 
John B. PHILLIPS,No. 166 Putnam avenue, accepted and sworn; 
William M. BROWN, No. 114 Columbia Heights, excused by consent; 
Edward V. ROWE, of No. 157 Madison street, son of Mr. ROWE of the Board of Education, excused by
consent; William WILLKOMMEN, Gravesend, excused by consent; 
Patrick DUFFY, No. 35 Vanderbilt avenue, excused by consent; 
James A. EDWARDS,No. 214 Skillman street, accepted and sworn as the fifth juror; 
Willliam G. MERRILL, No. 80 Putnam avenue, excused by consent; 
James W. MALONEY,No. 907 Bushwick avenue, accepted and sworn for the sixth juror; 
Harvey J.EGGLESTONE, editor of the Rural Gazette, Flatbush, excused by consent;
John BLUM, No. 738 Third avenue, challenged by the defence; 
Peter M.SHERWOOD, No. 660 Monroe street, challenged by the defence.

This weary process went on until three other jurors had been obtained.
The following are the nine jurymen who were sworn in:
Robert L. NIMMO, No. 517 Clinton street
Edward M. JEWELL, No. 126 Willoughby avenue
Silas B. WEEKS, No. 560 Clinton street
John B. PHILIPS, No. 166 Putnam avenue
James A. EDWARDS, No. 214 Skillman street
James W. MALONEY, No. 907 Bushwick avenue
Henry H. WHEELER, Gates and Classon avenues
Bernard M. COWPERTHWAIT, No. 231 Willoughby avenue
Louis SCHNECKENBURG, No. 326 Twelfth street

22 March 1876
Jury Obtained-Trial of Alderman Jones
A Juror Set Aside
" Since nine jurors were impanneled, " said Judge MOORE, " one of the 
jurors, Mr. EDWARDS, has informed the Clerk that he is over sixty years
of age. This is a positive disqualification. I call counsel's attention to it to 
avoid any trouble hereafter.
Both counsel expressed a willingness to allow the juror to serve, but Judge
MOORE, said the attention of the Court having been called to the age of
the juror, he should order him to stand aside. Mr. EDWARDS left the jury
box. The work of impanneling a jury was then proceeded with, and the call 
proceeded as follows:

Samuel BROSH, No. 159 South Eighth street, excused by consent;
George Sherman, No. 346 Kent avenue, excused by consent;
John H. JENSEN, No. 560 Hicks street, excused by consent;
Jas. MCLAUGHLIN, 243 Water street, excused by consent;
Elihu B. ESTES, of Flatbush, excused by consent;
Frederick C. MERRY, no address given, excused by consent;
John A. CLARK, No. 266 Onion street, escused by consent;
E.S.JACOBY, No. 999 Hall street, challenged by the people;
Michael J. WALSH, No. 414 Bedford avenue, excused by consent;
James H. DILLON, No. 118 Fort Greene place, challenged by the people;
Frank HINCHMAN, No. 317 Bridge street, excused by consent;
Alvah MILLER, No. 86 Hooper street, excused by consent;
John BACLARD, No. 638 Fifth avenue, sworn and accepted as a juror
making the ninth in the box:
George R. MONTFORD, No. 75 Hancock street, excused by consent;
Richard CARPENTER, No. 172 Madison street.
After this juror had been examined General CATLIN said he thought he 
was a good man and he should like to have him in the box. It was a pity
to pass him, as there were so few jurymen on the panel.
" Oh, " said Winchester BRITTON," there are plenty. He is only the 
fifteenth out of sixty. We should get a good jury out of this panel."
" You must remember," said his Honor, " that you have only got one juror
out of the fifteen."
" That's the correct average, " urged Mr. WERNBERG; " one out of fifteen
will give us the four in the sixty."
" Yes, " responded his Honor, " but you must remember that on Monday
afternoon we made a run of forty-seven out of a possible one hundred and
five, and did not get a single juror.
" We'll get a good jury to-day, " remarked Mr. BRITTON.

Mr. CARPENTER was excused by consent, as he had formed an opinion as to the case.
William SCHMIDT, of No. 46 Montrose avenue, who was accepted and sworn.
Tobias STRYKER, No. 202 Wyckoff street, was next called, excused by consent;
John C. STOCKWELL, of No. 283 Tompkins avenue, excused by consent;
Malcolm KERR, No. 47 Sands street, excused by consent;
James H. BOYNTON, No. 17 South Portland avenue, excused by consent;
William McDONOUGH, No. 168 South Second street, excused by consent;
Michael MEEHAN, No. 808 Bergen street, excused by consent;
John H. KELLY, No. 270 Twelfth street S. Brooklyn, challenged by the people;
Edmund J. SCHOFIELD, 185 Gates avenue, excused by consent;
Thos. J. JONES, No. 731 Lincoln place, excused by consent;
Joseph C. COOPER, No. 169 South Elliott place, excused by consent;
George W. MCKEON, No. 591 Fulton street, excused by consent;
George  W. HODGES, No. 62 South Oxford street, excused by consent;
James LOUGHRAN, No. 244 Bridge street, challenged by the people;
William C. STOREY, No. 232 Court street, accepted and sworn in as the eleventh juror;
Garrett W. VAN DOLEN, No 372 Halsey street, excused by consent;
Frederick EVANS, No. 37 St.John's place, excused by consent.
Mr. W. Augustus LAWRENCE, of No. 546 State street. 12 juror.
The opening for the prosecution was then proceeded with.

The Jury As Obtained
Robert L. NIMMO, 517 Clinton street
Silas B. WEEKS, 560 Richards street
Edward M. JEWELL, 126 Willoughby avenue
John B. Phillips, 166 Putnam avenue
Henry A. WHEELER, Gates and Classon avenues
Bernard W. COPPERTHWAIT, 231 Willoughby avenue
Louis SCHNECKENBURG, 326 Twelfth street
John BALLARD, 638 Fifth avenue
William SCHMITZ, 370 Atlantic avenue
W. Augustus LAWRENCE, 546 State street.
( Alderman JONES is on trial for complicity with his brother-in law, Stuart,
in stealing, about $279,000 of the moneys of the Board of Education. )

22 March 1882
A Lighter Sentence-Cruelties that Caused A Little
Boy To Lose His Feet
A most interesting trial has just ended here, though not in a manner
affording entire satisfaction to those who heard the testimony. It was
an action instituted by the Sociey for the Prevention of Cruelty to 
Children, of Brooklyn, against Rosa and Henry MILLER, husband and
wife, of Manorville, for cruelty and neglect to a child named Willie BUTZ,
whom they had taken from a charitable institution in Brooklyn.
The indictment was found last September. The boy was not provided with
suitable clothing, and was made to go without shoes into the snow. Both
feet were frozen, and had to be amputated. The boy hobbled into court
yesterday on the stumps of his legs and told the story of the cruelty
inflicted upon him.Many influding some of the jury, were moved to tears by
his sad recital. He said that he was made to go to the store through deep 
snow without shoes, and had to sleep in the cold up stairs without any fire
and little clothing, The boy's father was a witness. He told how Willie had
not been very strong and the Millers proposing to give him a chance at 
fresh air and only to do an errand occasionally in pleasant weather, he 
consented to let Willie be taken from the institution to their farm. The 
President of the Society for the Protection of Children said the room 
where the boy slept was not fit for any human being to stay in winter.
The doctor who amputated the boy's feet testified that it was made 
necessary by the child's exposure. The case went to the jury, who, this
morning, found a verdict of guilty with a recommendation to the mercy of
the Court. Judge YOUNG sentenced each to pay a fine of $50 and to 
stand committed until paid.

23 March 1882
Never Too Old for a Divorce
Charles A.EHRENBERG, is a German electrician residing in the Easter District.
On the 3d. of September, 1856, he married his present wife, Susannah, in 
Germany. The couple came to this country and have had thirteen children, seven
of whom are living. The oldest of the offspring is 24 years old and two of them are
married and have families. Mrs. EHRENBERG lives on Graham avenue and has
commenced a suit for absolute divorce, alleging that her spouse, now 50 years
old, has abandoned her and is living with another woman in Hopkins street.
A motion for counsel fee and alimony is pending before Judge NEILSON.

John FLAHERTY, a fireman, was recently discharged from the department
by the Fire Commissioner. To-day Justice PRATT ordered him to be reinstated.

Judge REYNOLDS, to-day granted an absolute divorce to Catherine FOULKES
from her husband, John A. FOULKES. The parties are well-known residents of Greenpoint.

Alfred E. Marquess was to day held in $200 bail for examination on a charge
of passing a counterfeit $10 bill in East New York.

Jurors summoned to attend in the Court of Sessions on Monday next need not
do so, as the trial of the JONES case will occupy all the week.

25 March 1882
Surrogate's Court
	Wills proved- 
Maria ADAMS, of Morristown, New Jersey;
Stephen NUCKALLS, of Salt Lake City, Territory of Utah;
Garret W. CROPSEY, of the town of New Utrecht;
Joseph FRISCH, 
George W. GERARD, 
Carsten MANGELS,
Caroline H. SHERWOOD, 
Barbara SCHMITT, 
Francis J. CASEY,
Willam CARL, 
Lucy Ann SAY, 
Winfield G.M. STECKEL,
Agnes TYLER, 
Adrian G. WEST, 
Maria Louisa WARREN, 
Rachel C. WHITE  all of the city of Brooklyn.
Maria M. MCCOOLEY, of Greencastle, Franklin County, Pennsylvania,
and Jane THOMPSON, of Boscawan, county of Merrimack, New Hampshire.

	Letters of guardianship of the estate 
of Edward T. WHITLOCK and Cornelia A. WHITLOCK were granted to Mary L. WHITLOCK, 
		their mother;
of Otto MANGELS to Lena MANGELS;
of John A. Jr., and James CASEY to John A. CASEY;
of Clara and Sarah P. GODFREY to Amelia R. GODFREY, their mother,
all of the city of Brooklyn.

	Letters of administration were granted on the estates of the following named
deceased persons, viz;
Joseph FRISCHE, 
Caleb B. LEBARON, 
William PLUEMOR, 
William C. WERNPHAL, 
Kathaina SCHMIT,
Martin BETZ, 
Edward COOPER, 
Julius BAUER, 
Mary HINES, 
Charles M. JAMES, 
Frederick W. THUNM, 
Sarah BROWN, 
Nicholas KAITHWASSER, all of the city of Brooklyn.

n a further hearing in the contest over the will of Charles D. PHILLIPS, a
witness stated that the only ground for believing that the testator was 
insane, which the contestants had, was that he did not believe in the 
divinity of Christ.

It is stated on good authority that Joseph THAYER, father of Bessie THAYER, 
who died from poison, has commneced a suit for $50,000 damages for libel
against the Eagle. THAYER claims that an article published in that paper
raised suspicion that some member of his family had administered poison
to the dead child.

The will of William MURRAY, who died in 1873, has been offered for probate
in the Surrogate's Court. This morning an inquiry into the will was begun by
a lawyer acting under directions from Mrs. Jane WHITE, of Melbourne
Australia. Mrs. WHITE claims to be a legal heir of Isabella MURRAY, 
deceased, who was William MURRAY's sister.

28 March 1882
In the City Court to-day, before Chief Judge NELSON, a suit for divorce by 
Patrick STANTON, a truckman, No. 77 Kent avenue, against his wife,
Elizabeth, came up for hearing. STANTON claims that he was drunk at the
time he was married, the ceremony having been performed by Rev. S. Miller HEGEMAN.

31 March 1882
William Meyer Held for the Grand Jury
George RUCK, who was stabbed by William MEYER, alias " Dutch ", on 
Saturday night last, was in Justice NAEHER's court this morning and 
testified to the assault. MEYER was held for The Grand Jury.

A Lucky Brand
A Montrose avenue family named BRAND received, through Justice NAEHER,
this morning, a notification that they have fallen heirs to a small estate in Bavaria.

1 APRIL 1882
Surrogate's Court, Kings County
  Wills proved--
Julia HOOSE, 
Elizabeth SMITH, 
Eliza A. MACOY, 
Arthur C. IVES, 
Elizabeth BREHM, 
Frederick ZINK, 
Edward BEASLEY, 
George TIBBALD, all of the city of Brooklyn.

  Wills rejected--
Robert F. BROWN, 
Jennie ADAMS 
Margaret NADER, all of the city of Brooklyn.

  Letters of Administration were granted on the estate of the following named 
persons, viz:  
Mary E. GROTHER, of the town of New Lots;  
Kunigu?d DORMAN, 
Christopher HEROLD, 
Franceska RUPPEL, 
Julia A. SMITH, 
Susan B. WYMAN, 
Christopher WHITTEMORE, 
Jennie ADAMS, 
Winfield C. M. STECKEL,  
Hubbard H. DUNCKLE, 
Frederick WEIZ, 
Charles  GASS 
Lizzie ROLSTON, all of the city of Brooklyn, 
John HUFFMIRE, of the town of Flatlands.

  Letters of guardianship of the person and estate 
of Edward W. BEARD were granted to Isabella O. BEARD; 
of Cecilia A. RICE and C. Corrine RICE to Mary E. MURTHA; 
of Adelaide M. REID to Israel PAPPS, all of the city of Brooklyn.

3 April 1882
The Grand Jury for the April Term of the Court of Sessions Empanneled.
  In the Court of Sessions to-day, the Grand Jury for the April Term was 
empanneled.  The following is a list of the Grand Jurors:

Henry A. AECHTERNACHT (foreman), coal, 5 Jefferson street.
Gerard LESTER, potash, 249 Clinton street.
William J. NILES, merchant, 45 Ormond place.
Charles E. INGLEMANN, fancy goods, 161 Washington.
Samuel DOWNING, dry goods, 201 Dean street.
Lawrence VAN SICKIEN, fisherman, Gravesend.
William J. STUDWELL, leather, 41 Monroe place.
Charles E. DINGE?, wood, 226 Washington avenue.
Thomas F. DONNELLY, cashier, 53 Jefferson street.
William B. DOWNS, teas, 42 Willow place.
Morris F. KNUDSON, importer, 283 Franklin avenue.
Thomas HENDERSON, 783 Lafayette avenue.
Charles S. SHEPARD, metals, 149 Congress street.
John W. HOWARD, wire goods, 149 Bushwick avenue.
William H. CROSS, dry goods, 523 Manhattan avenue.
Gustave DETLOFF, bookkeeper, New Lots.
Edwin A. CARPENTER, collector, 187 Devoe avenue.
Charles T. GOODWIN, baker, 130 South Oxford street.
Perry HOLMAN, broker, 129 St. Feliz street.
Louis ALTENBRANDT, New Lots.
William E. CAMERON, stationer, 201 Livingston street.
Frederick W. DEGENER, presses, 188 Washington avenue.

After Judge MOORE had delivered the customary statutory charge, the Grand 
Jurors retired to their room to commence the discharge of their duties.  One 
of the first casses that will be brought to their attention is that of 
Alevander T. FALCONER, who is charged with writing annoying letters to Miss 
HALE, a Plymouth Church Sunday-school miss.

Court Briefs.
  In the suit in ejectment of William J. MILLER against George MASON, a 
verdict was this morning rendered in the Circuit Court for the plaintiff.  
The property in dispute is located in Flatbush.

  Before Justice PRATT to-day a motion was made to open the jusdgement in 
favor of the plaintiff in the suit for absolute deverce of Wilson J. ABRAHAMS 
against his wife Phebe.  the lady desires to put in a defense.  Decision was reserved.

  The trial of the suit of the representatives of the FREELAND estate against 
Albert DAGGETT was called to-day in the United States Circuit Court and 
adjourned until the October term.

  In the suit for divorce of Emma A. PECK against Francis E. PECK, Justice 
PRATT to-day denied a motion for alimony, but granted $50 counsel fee.

Absolute divorce was to-day granted Jennie J. FLORENCE from her husband Oscar 
G. FLORENCE by Chief Justice NEILSON, of the City Court.

Chief Justice NEILSON, of the City Court to-day granted Ludwig HUBER an 
absolute divorce from his wife Barbara.

Further testimony was taken to-day by Surrogate LIVINGSTON in the matter of 
the contest over the will of John J, TUMALTY.

5 April 1882
An Aged Couple Engaged in a Suit for Limited Divorce.
  In the City Court to-day before Chief Judge NEILSON, Counselor M. L. TOWNS 
made a motion in the interest of the plaintiff in the suit of Caroline S. 
ROLL against her husband Christian F. ROLL, to strike out parts of the 
answer, on the ground that they were frivolous.  The action is for limited 
divorce.  The plaintiff is sixty-one years old and the defendant sixty-five.  
His wife charges him with cruel and inhuman treatment, and further alleges 
that he is in the habit of getting drunk and when intoxicated often beats 
her.  Mrs. ROLL swears that her husband has driven her out of the house.  
ROLL denies all the plaintiff's allegations, and asserts that she left him of 
her own accord and that he has conveyed property to her which she has 
conveyed to third parties without his consent.  The Court reserves its decision.

A Judgement Entered Against Ex-Supervisor Edward C. MURPHY
  Action was brought in the City Court by George W. WHITFORD against 
ex-Supervisor Edward C. MURPHY, of the Ninth Ward, to recover the value of 
three hogsheads of molasses.  Nr. MURPHY is a cartman, and WHITFORD claims he 
contracted to deliver for him thirty hogsheads of molasses at his wahehouse 
in Front street, New York.  MURPHY gave a receipt for the thirty hogsheads, 
but only delivered twenty-seven.  This morning the suit was called and an 
inquest was taken.  No defence was made and a judgement was entered against 
the ex-supervisor for $211.27.

 Court Briefs
  Justice PRATT to-day in the suit of Mary A. CASSIDY for absolute divorce 
from her husband, Michael, refused the application that the defendant should 
pay the referee's and counsel fees.

  Receiver HUSTED, of Rockaway Beach Hotel, has been authorized by Justice 
PRATT to sell the property, the money received as proceeds of the same to be 
placed in custody of the Court, and the leinors to be paid from the fund.  
Three weeks notice of the sale is to be given.

  Chief Judge NEILSON, of the City Court, to-day granted leave to Gilbert L. 
ISAACS to change his name to Gilbert L. HASSEL.

6 April 1882
George Barry WALL's Will.
  The will of George WALL, who was recently shot by his wife in New Utrecht, 
was offered for probate in New York, yesterday.  He gives all his property to 
his fahter, subject to his widow's right of dower in his real estate, and 
requests his widow to use the proceeds of his insurance on his life in the 
payment of his debts.

Mr. Lawrence H. COX's Charge that He Has Been Wrongfully Arrested.
  Further argument was heard to-day in the matter of L. H. COX against the 
BROWKER Fel?tilizing Company, Ex-Governor LOWE moved for the vacation of the 
order of court against COX, who, he said, had virtually been kidnapped.  He 
asserted that his client had been induced to come from New Jersey to this 
State with the understanding that he would not be troubled, and that upon his 
arrival in New York City he was arrested.  Justice PRATT, before whom the 
argument was heard, reserved his decision.

Court Briefs.
  In the suit of Mrs. Carried BITTER against Morris BLUN, tried yesterday 
before Justice CULLEN in the Circuit Court, the jury disagreed.  The action 
was brought to recover $10,000 for malicious prosecution and false 

  Before Justice CULLEN in the Circuit Court the suit of John G. MULLIGAN, to 
recover damages for slander against Mathew KEHOE & Son, is on trial.

  The jury is out in the suit of Christina RUSSELL against John BENDER, an 
action to revover $2,000 damages for false imprisonment.  The case was tried 
before Justice CULLEN in the Circuit Court.

  The suit brought in the City Court by Thomas WYNNE against Mrs. Mary E. 
FREEMAN, keeper of a Coney Island restaurant, for meat to the value of 
$1,000, supplied during the summer of 1880-81, resulted to-day in a verdict 
for the defendant.

7 April 1882
A Lost Will Admitted to Probate by Surrogate LIVINGSTON Under The Provisions 
of     the New Code.
  Surrogate LIVINGSTON to-day handed down his decision in the matter of the 
probate of the lost will and testament of Wm. EARLY, deceased.  An 
application was made to the Surrogate to prove the will of Mr. EARLY, which, 
it was alleged, had been fraudulently deatroyed during the life of the 
testator.  The testimony taken in the matter showed that after EARLYhad made 
his will it was taken charge of by one MCCANN, who drew the testament.  
MCCANN died, and after his death, EARLY still being alive, the will was found 
among his private papers.  MCCANN's son did not think the document of any 
value and destroyed it.  The heirs of the estate proved the existence of the 
will previous to EARLY's death, and also showed its destruction.
  The Surrogate, in deciding the case says: "In the destruction of this will 
there was no fraud in the sense of an intent to profit by it or to deceive or 
injure any one, but the will was destroyed without the knowledge or consent 
of the testator, in disregard of his intention and to the injury of the 
person who was made the object of his bounty; that was a fraudulent 
destruction within the meaning of section 1865 of the Code."
  This is the first lost will case decided in this county under the new code, 
which provides that before a lost will can be proved it must be shown that it 
was in existence at the time of the testator's death or frauduently destroyed 
in his life time.

Surrogate's Court, Kings County.
  Wills proved.--
Henry A. HOWE, late of Orange, Essex county, N.J.; 
Adrianna SCHENK, of the town of Flatbush; 
Eliza BROWN, 
Emma A. MAYOR, 
Martha A. STORRS, 
Mary DYSON, 
Chas. TODD, 
Sarah ARTHUR, 
Charles BY, all of the city of Brooklyn,
Catherine HOBE, of the town of New Lots.

  Letters of Administration were granted on the estates of the following 
named deceased persons, viz.:  
William BENNETT, of the town of New Lots; 
Reuben S. HAIGHT, of Jersey City, New Jersey; 
Tiburcle HERMANDEZ, of the village of Parkville, Kings county; 
Frank M. BOOSE, 
Ellen COLLINS (formerly Ellen CAREY), 
Frederick A. MERRILL, 
Thomas O. DONOHUE, 
Jane E. BAKER, 
Mary C. GOOD, all of the city of Brooklyn.

  Letters of Guardianship of the estate 
of Rachel LUBLIN and Salena LUBLIN were granted to Edward INDIG; 
of Sam MCCONEMY to James W. HUNTER, all of the city of Brooklyn.

Court Briefs.
In the suit for absolute divorce of Henry TIETJEN against Lillian E. TIETJEN, 
Justice PRATT to-day granted a decree in favor of the plaintiff.

  The jury in the suit of John J. MULLIGAN against Mathew KEHOE & Son, tried 
yesterday in the Circuit Court, gave a verdict for the defendant.  The action 
was brought to recover damages for slander.

  The case of James HORAN against the Grand Warehousing Company was concluded 
late yesterday afternoon in the Circuit Court before Justice PRATT.  The jury 
assessed the damages to the canal-boat, for which suit was brought, at $300.

10 April 1882
The ABRAMS Divorce Suit to be Reopened.
  In the suit for divorce of Wilson J. ABRAMS against P. J. ABRAMS, Justice 
PRATT in Supreme Court, Special Term, has granted a motion to open the 
judgement in favor of the plaintiff, and sent the case back to the referee to 
take further evidence on defendant answering.

Some of MCGOVERN's Brook Trout Likely to be Sold.
  Francis BERG has commenced a suit in the City Court against Hugh MCGOVERN 
to recover $32 for goods sold and delivered.  BERG is a well-known butcher, 
of No. 11 Myrtle avenue, and the defendant is the owner of the trout ponds in 
Johnson avenue, Brooklyn, E.D.  Chief Judge NEILSON, on Saturday issued an 
order to show cause why a number of MCGOVERN's fish should not be sold, under 
Section 656, the new Code, which provides for the sale of perishable 
property.  The trout are on exhibition at MARSTER's sporting goods store, No. 
55 Court street.  FALES & LASCHE appeared for the plaintiff.

 A Collector for an Insurance Company Arrested for Embezzlement.
  John J. CARROLL, who resides at No. 121 Penn street, Eastern District, was 
employed as a collector in the New York office of the Lancashire Insurance 
Company, an English company doing business in this country.  He is charged 
with embezzling $111.64 which he colloected:  Suit was commenced to recover 
the amount, and Judge BARRETT, of New York, granted an order for the arrest 
of CARROLL.  He was taken into custody by Sheriff STEGMAN and gave bail.

The Spring Crop of Divorces not Injured by Unseasonable Change of the Weather.
  Justice PRATT to-day confirmed the report of the referee in the suit of 
Henry R. BRUSH, by guardian, against Catharine BRUSH, giving judgement in 
favor of the plaintiff and annulling the marriage.  The parties reside in 
Queens county.

  Justice CALLEN granted a decree of divorce absolute in favor of the 
plaintiff in the suit of George J. ATKINS against Kate ATKINS.

  The same justice confirmed the report of the referee in the suit of Regina 
TISH against Joseph TISH, granting a decree of divorce absolute in favor of 
the plaintiff.

  On stipulation Justice PRATT to-day granted an order changing the place of 
trial of the divorce suit of Emeline NICHOLS against Charles H. NICHOLS from 
this county to Rensselaer County.

  The suit of Frank R. JONES against Lucy JONES was referred by Justice PRATT 
to Stephen M. OSTRANDER, and that of Annie WEBER against Joseph WEBER to 
Counselor G. CROOK by the same judge.

  In the divorce suit of Bertha METZGER, a minor, by guardian, against 
Benjamin METZGER, Chief Justice NEILSON, of the City Court, to-day allowed 
plaintiff $20 counsel fee and $2 a week alimony.

Justice PRATT's First Experience in Tying the Nuptial Knot.
  Justice Calvin E. PRATT, of the Supreme Court, yesterday performed his 
first marriage ceremony he has officiated in since his election to the Bench. 
 The celebration took place at his Honor's residence, 1483 Pacific street, 
and the contracting parties were Mr. Ernest NEUDOERFER and Miss Pauline A. 
KOCHLER.  The father of the bride is a member of the Mannechof Society and 
several of his friends belonging to that organization were present to see the 
knot tied.  Mr. John G. LAW and Counselor Ernst LASCHE acted as masters of 
ceremonies.  His Honor showed himself quite at home, and as a righteous Judge 
and courteous gentleman, sealed the nutials with a kiss upon the bride's rosy 
sheek.  The Misses PRATT entertained the company with some excellent music.

A Doctor's Suit for Services Met With a Serious Defense.
  In the City Court, this afternoon, before Judge REYNOLDS and a jury, the 
suit of Dr. John BRADY, of Henry strret, against Mrs. Annie KARBOLL, also of 
Henry strret, came up for trial.  The action is brought to revoer $133 for 
professional services in attending the defendant, who had broken her arm.  
Mrs. KARBOLL sets up malpractice as a defense.  The case will not be finished to-day.

1 May 1882
          The Grand Jury for the May term of the Court of Sessions was this 
morning impanneled by Judge MOORE. The following are the Grand Jurors:

Edwin PACKARD,           (foreman),No. 102 Montague st.
John T. NEWMAN,          merchant, No. 177 Prospect pl
James DREW,              provision, 396 Cumberland st.
Thomas B. CHAPMAN,    	 leather, No. 77 Monroe st.
Father Patrick V. HICKEY editor, No. 137 Hoyt st.
William B. HIGGINS       soap, No. 256  Clinton ave.
John D. KIELY            commission merchant, No. 943 Clement ave.
Lucius BELL,             agent, No. 85 St James pl.
Nicholas B. HENRICKSON,  commission merchant No. 268 1/2 Throop st.
Charles CAVE,            merchant, No.7 Clifton pl.
Jaques R. STILLWELL      farmer, Gravesend
Charles R. PORTERFIELD,  shipping, No. 209 Washington pl.
George COPELAND,         drygoods, No. 824 Quincy st.
Meredith M. GREENE,      treasurer, No. 48 Park pl.
Richard B. LEACH,        coal, No. 51 Putnam ave.
Whitman W. KENYON,       lumber, No. 368 Union st.
James S. SIMPSON,        iron, No. 122 Hooper st.
John N. JOHNSON,         farmer,  Gravesend ave.
John H. MITCHELL,        coal,  No. 352 Grand ave.
Samuel B. DECKER,        real estate,  No. 308 Carroll st.

Judge MOORE delivered the unsual satutory charge, after which time the Grand 
Jurors went to their room to commence their duties. 

4 May 1882
         The suit of the McMAHON Brothers, keepers of a saloon at the corner 
of Pearl and Willoughby streets, against JACOB HOFFMAN, lager beer brewer, of 
New York, to recover $2,000 for libel, has reached another stage. A demurrer? 
was interposed to the complaint on the ground that the complaint disclosed no 
cause of action. On Wednesday the matter came up for argument on behalf of 
HOFFMAN. It claimed that the communication complained of was privileged. 
Justice PRATT, before whom the argument was had, has just rendered his 
decision in the following words: " The communication is undoubtedly 
privileged. If true and sent in good faith, but that is question of fact for 
the jury, Demurrer overruled with leave to withdraw demurrer and answer on 
payment of costs." It is understood that Mr. HOFFMAN will pay the costs and 
go before the jury on the question of fact suggested by the above decision of 
Justice PRATT. The case will probly be reached for trial in June next.  

         ANNIE SULLIVAN, of No. 134 Harrison avenue, told Justice NAEHER this 
morning that on the 4th. of May her husband PATRICK, came home drunk and 
assaulted her while she was lying on a lounge suffering from 2 broken ribs, 
the result of one of his previous attacks, and that he kicked and beat her 
unmercifully. She prayed Justice NAEHER to grant her a divorce. The Justice 
told her that this was not in his power, but that she could undoubtedly find 
other means of accomplishing that end. The case was adjourned.
            STEPHEN KNOWLTON, previous to thlate war was a wealthy man, being 
the proprietor of a Southern plantation worth $1,000,000. He lost all during 
the war, and has since been wandering about the country, finally fetching up 
in Brooklyn and engaging board with SAMUEL FOSS, at No. 402 Adelphi street. 
Last week Mr. FOSS told KNOWLTON he must leave and the latter refused to do 
so, whereupon a row ensued, during which FOSS struck KNOWLTON. For this FOSS 
was arrested today and gave bonds before Justice WALSH to appear for 
examination. The complainant and defendent are aged men, each being about 65 
years old. 
9 May 1882
       Mrs. BERGER, sister of the late CORNELIUS J. VANDERBILT, is contesting 
the will of her brother, who left $80,000 to his 2 nieces and the rest 
$750.000, to his friend GEORGE  N. TERRY. Mrs. BERGER wants the money to go 
in another direction. We are likely to be treated to another washing of the 
19 May 1882
The suit of ANNA M. KIENZIE, for absolute divorce from her husband MICHAEL 
was tried to-day before Chief Justice NELSON and a jury in the City Court. 
The plaintiff  resides at No. 162 Leonard street and the defendant lives at 
No. 204 Johnson avenue, both being in the Eastern District. The plaintiff 
impilicated MARY KILLIAN  as a co-respondent. The jury gave a verdict for the 

12 May 1882
       The third trail of the case of Michael RANDELL as guardian of his 
infant son GEORGE RANDELL, against  JOHN G. HARDY, was concluded yesterday in 
the City Court before Judge REYNOLDS  and a jury. The plaintiff's son, who 
lives with his parents at 26th. street and 3rd. avenue, was injured by the 
falling of a gate owned by the defendant. HARDY claimed that the boy was 
riding upon the gate when it fell. The action was brought to recover $25,000, 
as the boy is now a cripple for life. The jury came into court last evening 
and stated that it was impossible for them to agree. They stood 9 for the 
plaintiff and 3 for defendent. At the 2 previous trials of the cause the jury 
disagreed. Judge REYNOLDS discharged the jury yesterday. The trail of the 
cause was commenced on Monday last.

13 May 1882
Suit has been commenced in the City Court by MAGARETHA ROST for a 
separation from her husband MICHAEL ROST. The parties were married in this 
city on July 3, 1870. Mrs. ROST avers that about a year after the marriage 
her husband abused her, and that on July 16, 1881, he struck her on the head. 
She further alleges that ROST is of ungovernable temper and has threatened to 
kill her with a knife. The parties have one child and thplaintiff, through 
her counsel, Frank OBERNEIER, asks that its custody be awarded to her. No 
answer has yet been filed.

Wills proved-
RICHARD GRIFFITH, all of the City of Brooklyn

Letters of guardianship of the persons and estates 
of HENRY J. McARTIN to ANNIE McCARTIN all of Kings County.

Letters of administration were granted in the estates of the 
following named persons,
MARIA ALRGEO, of Flatbush
SOLOMOM SPITZER, all of the City of Brooklyn

15 May 1882
The Grand Jury in the Court of Oyer and Terminer?ter  the my term was to-day 
impanelled by Justice CULLEN. The following are the gentlemen sworn in:

Bertrand CLOVER,..	(foreman), commission, 20 2nd. street
Edward T. DOAZ,..	secretary, 951 greene avenue
HERMAN J. LOHMAN,..	farmer, Canarsie
SAMUEL DIXON, 		merchant,..168 South 9th. street
J. SANFORD JONES,..	superintendent, 14 Gallatin place
William HERRON,..	merchant, 435 Pulaski street
L.O. GOODRIDGE,..	commission, 989 Dean street
ALBERT H. KING,..	president, 179 lefferts place
J.M. HURBAT,..		banker, 262 Henry street
AEX. MOREHEAD,..	painter, Flatbush
CHARLES PRATT,..	oils, 232 Clinton avenue
JAMES DUMPHY,..		laborer, Flatlands
CHARLES S. PARSONS,.insurence, 34 Lefferts place
CHARLES B. COLTON,..publisher, 123 Hicks street
W.G. BOOPER,..		leather, 352 Greene avenue
FREDERICK SMITH,..	gentleman, Canarsie
J.T. DAVIS,..		hotel, Bath
Frank B. MARTIN,..	merchant, 28 Pierrepont street
BENJAMIN JENKS,..	shipping, 48 South 3rd. street
D.H. ACKERMAN,..	merchant, 138 Macon street 
Justice CULLEN delivered the usual statutory charge, after which the Grand 
Jurors retired to their room and commenced their deliberations.

16 May 1882
     In the suit for absolute divorce of ADELAIDE V. HASBROUCK against GEORGE 
W. HASBROUCK, Justice PRATT today granted a decree in favor of the plaintiff.
Chief-Justice NEILSON, in the City Court, today, in the suit for divorce 
of CATHERINE BYRNE against JOHN BYRNE, granted an attachment against the 
defendant for non-payment of alimony.
Judge McCUE, of the City Court, granted EMMA McNAMARA a limited divorce 
from her husband, HUGH McNAMARA.

20 May 1982
SURROGATE'S COURT Wills proved--

William W. BURTON, 
Maud A. SMITH, 
Frank POUCH, 
Robert DILLON, 
Elizabeth FRENCH, 
Wm. H. JONES, 
Patrick KANE or  CAIN, 
Wilhelm BOHMKE, 
Francis E. WILLIAMS, all of the city of Brooklyn.

Letters of administration were granted on the estates  of the following 
 deceased persons, viz: 
John NEEFUS, of the town of Flatbush; 

        Letters of administration were granted on the estates of the 
following named deceased persons viz:
John NEETUS, of the town of Flatbush
Christina KESSLER,
Patrick HAUGHEY,
Christian LORENTZ,
Amelia REES,
Sarah E. TICE,
John W. LUTZ,
Sarah E. SMITH, all of the city of Brooklyn.

Letters of guardianship of the persons and estates 
of Georgiana L.B. JACOBS were granted to Mary L. JACOBS;  
of Henry A. SALTZWEDEL to Wilhelmina SALTZWEDEL, all of the city of Brooklyn.

Suit for limited divorse has been brought in the Kings County Supreme 
Court by Minna BEST against her husband, John BEST. The parties were married 
in New York in 1866 by the Rev. Mr. HELLER. They have no children. At the 
time of the marriage BEST was a widower and he and his newly found spouse 
lived happily for 12 years and contrived to amass quite a comfortable 
fortune. Mrs. BEST charges that on August 22, 1878, her husband wifully 
abandoned her and has since neglected to support her although he has 
deposited in different savings banks, since that date, no less than $18,000. 
The wife, in the meantime has been destitute and dependent on the charity of 
her friends and relatives.
In an affidavidt submitted to Justice PRATT upon a motion for an order 
directing the defendent to show cause why he should not pay alimony and 
councel fee, Mrs. BEST swears that during the 12 years of her married life 
with defendent she assisted him in his duties as janitor of several buildings 
in Vandewater  street, New York, thus helping him to accumulate and save the 
snug little fortune which he has doposited in his own name. In August, 1877, 
his wife swears her husband pretended that he was unwell and that his doctor 
advised him to take a trip to Europe. She prepared his clothing for the trip 
and saw him off to the ocean steamer. Before he sailed she asked him 
provision for her maintenance during his absence. BEST told her to fo to her 
step-daughter who would give her money which he had left for her.
            She did as she was told, and was given $10.00, all the money BEST 
had left for her. Three months passed by but the husband did not return as he 
had promised. meanwhile Mrs. BEST was compelled to support herself by taking 
in washing and going out to day's work. Her earning were so small she was 
turned out of her apartment for non-payment of rent.
          BEST returned from Europe after an absence of 18 months. One day 
about 3 years ago, Mrs. BEST met him on the street in New York, and demanded 
of him means of her support. This she claims, he refused and breaking away 
from her ran off leaving her standing in the street. Since then she has not 
seen him. 
Justice PRATT granted the prayed for, ROESCH & COONEY are councel for the plaintiff.

In the special term of the Supreme Court to-day the suit for limited 
divorce of William F.CUNNINGHAM against his wife Elizabeth CUNNINGHAM, came 
up for hearing before Chief Judge NEILSON. The plainiff is Superintendent of 
Heating and Ventilation in the Board of Education. The parties have been 
married 19 years and have 5 children. The plaintiff alleged he intercepted a 
letter to his wife from San Francisco which contained an enclosure to her for 
E.D. HAYES, formerly an enginner in this city. The addressed Mrs. CUNNINGHAM 
as "Dear Lizzie."
While there was nothing wrong with the correspondence Mr. CUNNINGHAM objected 
to it. Other allegations of anything but a serious nature were made by the 
plaintiff . Chief Judge  NEILSON (spelling) said that out of regard to the 
children of the parties the suit should be settled out of court. He hoped 
counsel would do all they could to bring the parties to an understanding. He 
adjourned further hearing with a view of a settlement .
        James W. RIDGWAY for the plaintiff. W.S. MILLS for defendant.

3 June 1882
For Not Milking a Cow
Solomon WAG, a cattle dealer, at No. 248 Graham avenue, was last night arrested by
Officer CLARK, of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, for not
milking a cow which was found in his stables. The arrest was made in accordance with
the recently expressed determination by Mr. BERGH to arrest people found guilty of
this offense.

The HALL Divorce Suit
The suit for divorce of Ella B. HALL against Thomas HALL came up before Judge
NEILSON of the City Court today on a motion to have a Commission appointed to take
the testimony of witnesses at a distance. John P. HUDSON appeared for the husband,
and Jas. W. RIDGWAY for the wife. The motion was granted.

Surrogate’s Court
Wills proved—
Willet WEEKS, 
William H. TITUS, 
Francis McEVOY,
Anne J. BARTON, 
Mary HEIDT, 
Robert CUDDEY, all of the city of Brooklyn; 
Anna Maria GOETZ of the town of New Lots,
John DAILLEDOUZE, of the town of Flatbush.

Letters of administration were granted on the estates of the following-named
deceased persons, viz.: 
Patrick S. CONNOLY, 
Lawrence W. GILLETT, 
William KERN, 
George C. RIDLEY, 
Margaretta SHAEFER, 
Mary McCARTY, 
Louis KASER, 
Robert Templeton MOORE, 
Mary KENNA, all of the city of Brooklyn.

Letters of Guardianship of the persons and estates of 
Edward, Joseph, Frank and Catherine McAVOY were granted to Frances HENDRICK, 
all of the city of Brooklyn.

5 June 1882
A Commission in Lunacy to Inquire into the Sanity of Rebecca H. SCUDDER
   In the matter of the application for a commission to ascertain the condition of
the mind of Rebecca H. SCUDDER, a supposed lunatic, Justice CULLEN to-day ordered a
writ de lunatico inquirendo to issue to H.C. PLATT, William D. WOODEND, M.D. and J.
IRWIN. The respondent resides in Suffolk County.

Mrs. Joseph N. H. WALBRIDGE has her Allowance from her Husband Increased $30 a Month.
   In the matter of the petition of Joseph N. H. WALBRIDGE, the retired South
Brooklyn dentist, for the custody and care of his child, Marguerite, Justice PRATT
to-day entered the following decision: 'Motion to resettle and modify order of June
13, 1881, so far granted as to substitute the word fifty (50) for word twenty (20) in
original order as to allowance to respondent, remainder denied with leave to renew
upon sufficient cause.'

The Contest Over the Will of the Late Henry CROSSMAN
   Surrogate LIVINGSTON will in a few days commence the taking of testimony in the
matter of the contest over the will of the late Henry CROSSMAN. The decedent died at
his residence in Clinton avenue, this city, about fifteen months ago, leaving an
estate valued at $500,000. By his will he bequeathed the bulk of his property to his
widow and an adopted son, leaving small legacies to his nephews and nieces. These
latter relatives contest the will on the ground that the testator was not of sound
mind when he made his will, and also that he was unduly influenced by the widow and
adopted son so that they did not receive from Mr. CROSSMAN the portion of his estate
to which they were entitled by the ties of blood.

Suit for Divorce In which the Niagara House Figures
   Before Chief Judge NEILSON in the Special Term of the Supreme Court to-day the
suit of Henrietta McMULLEN against her husband Harry came up for trial. The plaintiff
alleges infidelity on the part of the defendant with one Annie SHAW at the Niagara
House in Court street, of which John CAMPBELL is proprietor. A confession written by
the husband formed part of the case for his wife. Decision was reserved. The couple
are young people and have one child.

A Veteran of the War of 1812 Contesting the Probate of a Will-His Only Sister Wills
an Estate of $40,00 to Non-Relatives and Leaves Him Out In the Cold
   Mrs. Martha CENTER died in April last at the age of 80 years in the city of
Albany, leaving an estate valued at $40,000 in United States bonds, Albany County
bonds, cash and first-class improved real estate. Mr. Thomas STEWART, her only
brother, a veteran and pensioner of the war of 1812, living in the Eastern District
of this city, is the old lady’s sole heir at law. A short time ago, much to the old
soldier’s surprise, he was cited to appear before the Surrogate of Albany County to
show cause why two papers claimed to be a will and codicil made by Mrs. CENTER should
not be probated. The veteran appeared by his counsel Sidney WilliamS of this city and
filed his objections to the will and codicil, claiming the entire estate.
   The property is parcelled out, under the will, to strangers, nothing left to Mr.
STEWART, though he was on most friendly terms with his sister. She died soon after
the codicil was made. The war veteran was not even notified of his sister’s sickness,
and she was buried before he knew of her decease.
   The legacies left by the testator are mostly in sums of $1,000 each to residents
of Albany, although one legatee is fortunate enough to have $5,000 in cash bequeathed
to him. If Mr. STEWART had been left a similar sum, he would have been made
comfortable in his old age, and would have been satisfied with the provisions of his
sister’s will. As it is he is obliged to contend for the entire estate or get
nothing. The case will soon be tried in the Surrogate’s Court of Albany County unless
proceedings are taken elsewhere to test the validity of the will.
   Jenkins HOOPER of Albany for the will; Sidney WILLIAMS of this city for the contestant.

6 June 1882
The Contest about the Will of Mary A. HATFIELD-The Case Tried in the Circuit Court.
   In the Circuit Court to-day before Justice CULLEN and a jury, the suit of Amanda
A. JOHNSON and another against William K. HATFIELD, Jane K. HATFIELD, and others, was
filed. This was a contest to determine whether or not Mary A. HATFIELD left a last
will and testament. The plaintiffs, who are children of the deceased, claim that she
did, while the defendants, also children of Mrs. HATFIELD, assert she did not. The
contest was first before the Surrogate of the county. A will, which was on its face,
in every way a proper and legal testament, was offered for probate, but the
defendants contested its admission. The Surrogate refused probate on the ground that
the law as to publication had not been complied with. An appeal from the Surrogate’s
decision was taken to the General Term of the Supreme Court, which overruled the
surrogate, at the same time ordering that the matter should go to a jury to determine
whether Mrs. HATFIELD did or did not make publication according to law. There is no
dispute that the paper appeared to be a will.
   On the trial to-day no witnesses were called, but the testimony in the case was
read from the printed books used before the General Term. Mr. JENKS read on behalf of
the plaintiffs, while ex-Judge TROY did the reading in the interests of the defendants.

The Contest over the CROSSMAN Will Again Before Surrogate LIVINGSTON
   Further testimony was taken yesterday afternoon by Surrogate LIVINGSTON in the
contest over the will of the late Henry CROSSMAN. George L. ZENER, one of the
witnesses to the testament, was examined by Henry L. CLINTON, counsel for the
contestants, for the purpose of testing his memory. He swore that he engrossed two
copies of the decedent’s will from a draft furnished him. The point which counsel
attempted to ascertain was whether the will offered for probate was that last signed
by Mr. CROSSMAN. The hearing was adjourned till to-morrow.

Drank Twenty Cows
   Mary MacDONALD, a dairy-woman of 206 India street, charged her husband Ronald with
assault and battery and habitual drunkenness in Justice NAEHER’s court this morning.
She said he was ruining her. A year ago she had thirty-two cows; now she had only
twelve; he had drunk twenty in that time. Mac promised to brace up and do better, and
the wife and Justice NAEHER concluded to try him.

Refused Licenses
   The Excise Commission to-day refused licenses to the Niagara House, Court street,
Johnson’s Hotel, corner of Middagh and Fulton streets, and Swift’s Hotel, corner of
Main and Plymouth streets.

9 June 1882
Police Cases/Courts
Committed for Felonious Assault
   Charles STRAHE, who stabbed Andrew KRAMER four times with a pocket knife on Sunday
morning last because the latter interfered with an assault Strahe was making on John
KRAMER, Andrew’s brother, was committed by Justice NAEHER this morning for the Grand
Jury. Andrew is doing well in St. Catherine’s Hospital.

10 June 1882
Surrogate’s Court
   Wills proved-
Matthew L. EGERTON, of North Brunswick, Middlesex County, New Jersey;
Edward BRENNAN, 
Maria RICE, 
Jacob SCHICK, 
Ann E. WELD, 
Martha C. POOK, 
Erza T. REED, 
Thomas KEMP, 
John HAAS, 
Anna Barbara SCHNEIDER, 
Edward H. BABCOCK, 
Robert THALION, 
Mary Matilda MIDGLEY
Mary M. SNOW, all of the city of Brooklyn.

   Letters of guardianship of the persons and estates 
of Helene, Anna and Robert STRUSBERG were granted to Charlotte STRUSBERG, their mother; 
of Maria L. to John A.HENRY; 
of William J., Ellen, Richard, Annie M. and Joseph SCOTT to Edward S. SCOTT,
	their brother, all of the city of Brooklyn.

   Letters of administration were granted on the estates of the following named
deceased persons, viz: 
Maria HEINIGKE of the town of New Utrecht; 
Ellie A. DORAN, 
Catherine HOGAN, 
Martha IRELAND, 
Thomas Long KING,
Eliza PECK, 
Augustus E. MASTERS, 
Mary S. WELLS, 
Edward S. ANDERSON, 
Rachel FRIE, 
Thos. MURRAY, 
Frederick KAYHER, 
Teresa NOLAN, 
John WHITE, 
William HUNTER, 
Ludwig BARSHOW, 
Margaretha STEILGER,
Thomas McDERMOT,
William SECOR, 
Henry WINANS, 
Frederick STAFF or STEFF, 
John CONNELL, all of the city of Brooklyn.

Matters of Interest in Legal Circles To-Day
How the Indians Valued Land on Long Island-An Ancient Deed to the Town of Huntington
  A suit came up for trial to-day before Justice CULLEN in the Special Term of the
Supreme Court, which involves the tile to a piece of land in the township of
Huntington L.I.  Counselor Henry C. PLATT, who is engaged in the case, offered in
evidence the original articles of agreement which resulted in the purchase of the
present town of Huntington from the Sagamore tribe of Indians. The agreement is
written on parchment and bears date April 2, 1653. It was filed in New York on
November 11, 1667 and reads as follows:
   Articles of Agreement betwixt RATOOKAN Sagamore of Mattincok of one partie and
Richard HOULBOOTH, Robert WILLIAMS and Daniel WHITEHEAD theyre eyres, executors or
assines a certaine quantitie of land lying and beeing upon long Island Bounded upon
the West side with a river commonly called by the Indians Nathaquatuck and on the
North side with the Sea and going Eastward to a river called opiat bontgoe on the
South side to the utmost part of sd Bounds promising and by virtue of hereof I doo
promise to free the above said lands from all and Holl of claims that shall be made
unto it by reson of any former act. In consideration of which lands the aforesaid
Rich. HOULBOOTH, Robert WILLIAMS and Daniell WHITEHEAD doth promise to pay unto the
said RATOOKAN, as followeth: 6 bottles, 6 hatchets, 6 hoes, 6 shovels, 10 knives, 6
fathoms of wampum, 30 muxes, 30 needles, further the said RATOOKAN doth promise to go
or send within twentie days to show and marke out the bounds and in case it would not
according to expectation then this writing to be voyd and of none effect, but in case
it be, then this writing to stand in full power, force and virtue. Witness our hands
the 2th of April 1653.
   The deed is signed by the Messrs. HOULBOOTH, WILLIAMS and WHITEHEAD, following
which are the signatures of all the warriors of the Sagamore tribe with the
characteristic mark of each warrior attached to his name.
  Mr. PLATT also offered in evidence the original deed of Eaton’s Neck from the
Sagamore Indians to the town of Huntington for the consideration of -two cootes, fore
shirtes, seven quarts of licker and a four ounce of powther,- the Indians being
permitted to reserve the right to -plante and honte within the aforesayd bounds.-
This deed is dated 1556.

12 June 1882
Surrogates Court-Wills proved
John C. HAGEN, M
John CHENEY, all of the city of Brooklyn.

Letters of Administration were granted on the estates of the following named
deceased persons, viz: 
John McAULIFFE, of the city of St. Paul, Minnesota.
Frederick KAMMANN, 
Ann Sophia BREINIG, 
Gideon N. JOHNSON, 
Josephine KOEHLER, 
Dorothea E. SCHMIDT (formerly Dorothea E. LUDWIG), 
John A McADAM, 
Joseph D. PURSS, 
Mary NOWLIN, all of the city of Brooklyn.

Letters of Guardianship of the person and estate 
of Lillian J. BENTON were granted to John M. WHITE in place of John LOCKWOOD, 
of Joanna KULLMAN to Abraham KULLMAN, 
of Frederick SAMUELS and Levi SAMUELS to Abraham H. SAMUELS, 
all of the city of Brooklyn.

15 June 1882
Separation Suits in the Supreme Court-Domestic Difficulties lead to
Litigation-An Aged Couple Quarreling
   Suits for separation are on the increase in the Supreme Court of this
department. One of the most remarkable cases of this class was up before
Justice CULLEN today in the Supreme Court on a motion made by Counselor George
A. MOTT, of Queens County. Susan PETTIT, of Christian Hook, L. I who is 66
years of age, has brought suit against her husband Asa, aged 77, for a limited
divorce on the ground of cruel and inhuman treatment.
   Mary FLAHERTY has commenced a suit for separation in the Supreme Court,
from her husband Michael FLAHERTY, the well-known contractor. FLAHERTY built
the approaches to the East River Bridge and is now engaged upon the new
Produce Exchange in New York. The wife charges cruel treatment. The couple
have four children. FLAHERTY through his counsel FALES & LASCHE, denies all
the plaintiff’s allegations.
   Blanche BOUGHTEN through her counsel W. E. S. FALES, has brought suit in
the Supreme Court for a limited divorce from her husband George C. BOUGHTEN,
who resides in Fifty-sixth street, New York. She charges non-support and
cruelty, which the husband denies. The BOUGHTONs have one child.

16 June 1882
Recovering a Benefit from a Benevolent Association-
A Widow’s Claim Honored by a Jury
  In the Circuit Court today before Justice CULLEN and a jury, the suit of
Elenora PASSE and her children against Frank DIRLAM, as President of the
Columba Bund, was tried. The plaintiff is the widow of Christian PASSE, who at
the time of his death, was a member of the Bund. Under the rules of the
society, which is a benevolent and provident one, the widow of a member in
good standing receives $100 at the death of her husband. Mrs. PASSE applied
for the amount, but was refused it on the ground that her husband was not in
good standing. She brought the suit at bar. The jury gave her a verdict for
the full amount claimed.
   FISHER, HURD & VOLZ appeared for the plaintiff.

HARPER-On Saturday, June 17, in her seventy-third year, Hannah, relict of
Joseph Wesley HARPER. The relatives and friends are invited to attend the
funeral services at her late residence No. 105 Clark street, Brooklyn, on
Wednesday morning, the 21st inst., at 11 o’clock.

17 June 1882
Death of Mrs. Hannah HARPER
   Mrs. Hannah HARPER, widow of Mr. Joseph Wesley HARPER, who was one of the
firm of Harper Brothers, died this morning at her residence 105 Clark street.
Mrs. HARPER was in her seventy –third year, and was widely known and highly
respected. The funeral services will take place next Wednesday morning at 11
o’clock at the house.

Choked to Death
   Ann PRICE, 45 years of age and living at No. 114 Nelson street was choked
to death yesterday while eating, by a piece of meat lodging in her throat.

19 June 1882
David SCOTT convicted of Bigamy
An Edinburgh Clerk’s Infidelity to the Wife Who Bore Him Five Children
   In the Court of Sessions today before Judge MOORE and a jury, the case of
David SCOTT, a Scotchman, indicted for bigamy was tried. The woman who claims
to be his first wife testified that she was married to him in Dundee, Scotland
in 1865. Her maiden name was Janet McGOVERN. SCOTT at the time of marriage was
a clerk in Edinburgh. The woman produced her marriage certificate and swore
that she bore five children to the prisoner. She lived with him for fourteen
years. SCOTT abandoned her. Learning that he had come to this country, she
followed him here and on arriving ascertained that he had married again and
was living in this city. The second wife proved the marriage to her by the
Rev. David J. PATTERSON, of this city. The prisoner went on the witness stand
and swore that he had never seen the woman who claimed to be his first wife
until he met her in this city a few weeks ago.

24 June 1882
Wills Proved
Catharine G. CORNELL, 
Martha C. DANIELL, 
Ellen MORAN, 
William DONALD, 
Elizabeth L. SHAW, 
Adams LAW,
Thomas HOYT, 
George WALTER, 
James C. ALDAYE, 
Michael C. LYNCH,
Maria LEDYARD, all of the city of Brooklyn. 

The will of Anna MARTIN was rejected.

Letters of Guardianship of the estates 
of Walter E. STEVENSON and Edna STEVENSON were granted to the Brooklyn Trust Company; 
of Mary HALL to Annie POWERS; 
of Frank E. HOWARD, A. ANNIWELL and Ellen S. LAW to Sarah F.BURROUGHS; 
of Augusta KRODER to Kunnigunda KRODER.

Letters of Administration were granted on the estates of the following named
deceased persons, viz: 
Carsten PETERS, 
Frank RANGE, 
John BLEND, 
Julia P. DAVIS, 
Mary JONES, 
Emma J. HYDE, 
Michael NAGLE, 
Bridget GILL, all of the city of Brooklyn.

25 June 1882
  In the Court of Sessions yesterday, before Judge MOORE and Associate Justices
WICKHAM and GUBNER and a jury, Bartello MAYO, a French sailor, aged 50 years,
was tried upon an indictment charging him with murder in the second degree, in 
having on the 22d of October last, at No. 144 Columbia Street, fatally stabbed a man
named John SPENCER.
  When first arraigned MAYO pleaded guilty to murder in the second degree, but the 
Court allowed him to withdraw this plea and assigned Messrs. BRITTON and A. 
SIMIS Jr., defend him. Assistant District Attorney OAKEY appeared for the people
at the trial today. The theory of the defense was that SPENCER'S death was not caused
solely by the stab wound, but resulted. in part, at least from organic disease contracted
before the stabbing. The accused also claims that he inflicted the fatal blow in self 
defense. He was convicted of manslaughter in the fourth degree.

26 June 1882
Divorce Granted
   Chief Judge NEILSON, of the City Court, has granted Harriet D. BROWN a
divorce absolute from her husband, Daniel W. BROWN, on the ground of adultery.

1 July 1882
Wills proved - 
James DOUGHERTY, of the town of Flatbush; 
Elizabeth LAIDLAW,of the town of New Utrecht; 
Hanna HINE, 
Christopher WITTE, 
Caroline CORNWALL, 
Levi S. WEED, 
Elizabeth K. SIMPSON,
Joseph McCUTCHEN, all of the city of Brooklyn.

Letters of guardianship of the person and estate 
of Harry S. CLAPP and Samuel B. CLAPP were granted to S. Anna CLAPP, their mother; 
of Edwin F. DORION to Ida L. DORION, his mother; 
of Jane H. INGERSOLL to Adaline M.INGERSOLL, her mother; 
of John KIPGEN and Margaret KIPGEN to Margaret KIPGEN, their mother; 
of John McCOY to Philip SMITH; 
of Thomas B. JACKSON,Jr., to Laura R. JACKSON, his mother 
of Isabel V. GRANT, Fannie M. GRANT and John H. GRANT to Frederick R. GRANT, their brother.
Letters of administration were granted on the estate of the following named
deceased persons, viz.:  
Mary WARREN, of the town of New Lots; 

William EARLY, 
John BYERS, 
Catherine HOUSTON,
Timothy SCANLON,
Mary M. McCOY, 
Margaret CARROLL, 
Caroline T. CLARKE, 
Francis X. BILL, 
Margaret KAUFMAN, of the city of Brooklyn.

In the suit for divorce of Marguerite BERNARD against Antoine BERNARD,
Justice CULLEN, in the Supreme Court, to-day, made an order referring the
issues to William J. GAYNOR, to hear and report.
Chief Judge NIELSON, in the City Court, to-day, in the suit of William F.
CUNNINGHAM for limited divorce from his wife Elizabeth, granted a decree in
favor of the plaintiff.

3 July 1882
The July Grand Jury in the Court of Sessions Impaneled this Morning.
In the Court of Sessions this morning before Judge Henry A. MOORE, the Grand
Jury for the July term was impaneled.  The following are its members:
Edgar W. CROWELL (foreman), insurance, No. 97 McDonough street
DeWitt C. HOLBROOK, cashier, No. 104 St. Mark's place
Stephen R. POST, provision dealer, No. 265 Gates avenue
Jacob DURYEA, storage, No. 155 Sackett street
Walter S. KANE, broker, No. 340 Pearl street
Eugene R. DURKEE, spice dealer, No. 56 Pierriepout street
Charles H. DONAHUE, tobacco, No. 370 Columbia street
Alfred W. LADD, commission merchant, No. 530 Quincy street
John T. SCHENCK, farmer, East Broadway, Flatbush
George H. DOUGLASS, white lead, No. 215 Halsey street
Benjamin E. HOLLINGSWORTH, livery stable, No. 647 Warren street
George D. HENDRICKSON, editor, No. 457 Ninth street
Charles T. GOODWIN, baker, No. 31 Cambridge place
Judge MOORE delivered the usual statutory charge, after which the Grand
Jurors separated till Wednesday morning, when they will commence their duties.

Prisoners Sentenced To-Day in the Court of Sessions by Judge MOORE.
The following persons were to-day sentenced in the Court of Sessions by Judge MOORE.
David SCOTT, bigamy, sent to the Penitentiary FOR FOUR YEARS AND SIX MONTHS.
Charles McGUIRE, burglary in the first degree and grand larceny -Penitentiary two years and six months.
John O'BRIEN, burglary in the third degree - Penitentiary one year and three months.
John MARONEY, petit larceny from the per-syn - Penitentiary three months.
Malachi CANNON, grand larceny - Penitentiary six months.
Mary A. WALKER, aged 18 years, receiving stolen goods - Penitentiary nine months.

Office EARLEY's Assailant Committed.
Richard McCULLOUGH, the Canadian, who shot Officer EARLEY, was arraigned
before Justice BERGEN to-day, waived examination and was committed to await
the action of the Grand Jury.  Office EARLEY is improving.

8 July 1882
Wills proved, - 
Archibald PARKE, of Westport, Fairfield County, Conn.;
Henry R. PIERCY, 
Joseph KUHN, 
Catharine FULLAM, 
Francis H. HALL, all of the city of Brooklyn.

   Letters of administration were granted on the estates of the following
named deceased persons, vis.:  
Reinoldina BOENINGHAUS, 
Patrick J. O'CONNOR, 
John FORAN, 
Patrick WHITE, 
David J. CAU, 
Patrick J. CARRAK, all of the city of Brooklyn.

   Letters of guardianship of the estate 
of Nettie G. GERHARD H. and Marian H. COCKS were granted to Joseph C. HUTCHISON; 
of John A. CAROLINE L. and Frederick W. KUHN to Maria A. KUHN; 
of Anna UPTON to Paul C. UPTON, his father, all of the city of Brooklyn.

15 July 1882
Surrogate's Court - Before Hon. Walter L. LIVINGSTON, Surrogate 
   Wills proved - 
Michael CORNELL, 
John D. COCKS, 
James McCULLUM, 
John KREY,
Ward B. MEEKER, all of the city of Brooklyn.

   Letters of administration were granted on the estates of the
following-named deceased persons, viz.:  
William T. OLPHONT, 
Magdalina KOSZLING, 
Dorothea KAMMANN,
Helena KRAG, 
Bridget NOLAN, 
David J. RYAN, 
William REID, 
Edward GROGAN, 
Margaret THOMPSON, 
Robert GRAY,
Mary RANGE, 
John McGARRY, 
George ROME, 
Albert WARD 
Mary HAGGERTY, all of the city of Brooklyn.

   Letters of guardianship of the estate 
of Lucy O. THORP were granted to Georgiana H. PETTENGILL; 
of Seward A. WADDY to Phebe A. WADDY, of the city of Brooklyn.

21 July 1882
Surrogate's Court Wills proved - 
William B. WARREN, of Lake View, Passaic County, New Jersey; 
Elizabeth McCUE, of Paterson, New Jersey; 
Balthasar REUSS, 
Arthur CHILD, 
Margaret H. BARRSON, 
Frederick HARTING, 
William SCHWENKE, all of the city of Brooklyn,
Jacob V. BERGEN. OF THE TOWN OF Flatlands.

   Letters of administration were granted on the estates of the following
named deceased persons:  
Annie HEESON, of the tow of Flatbush; 
Bridget CAREY, 
Bridget HILL; 
Elizabeth KAUFMANN, 
Catharine DWYER, 
Flomar or Thomas W. HARRIS, 
Sarah McCOBB (?), 
Hester A. C. PARTRIDGE, 
Frederick NELSON, 
George C. PROSSER (?), 
Frederick MAURER,
Selmar J. RAMSEY 
Mary A. BUCKLEY all of the city of Brooklyn, 
Catharine ROSCH, of the town of New Lots.

   Letters of guardianship, of the persons and estates 
of William S.BENNETT, Jr., George W. BENNETT and Andrew M. BENNETT were granted to
	William S. BENETT; of Frederick GREEN to John E. GREEN, all of the city of Brooklyn.

6 August 1882
Eliza C. NEILL, of Westfield, N.J.;  
Mary Ann STOKES 
Larry B. PRATT, all of the city of Brooklyn.

LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION:  were granted on the estates of the
following-named deceased person, viz.:  
Hugh SHANLEY,  of San Francisco,Cal.; 
Betsey DYSON, 
Adelhied ECKHOFF, 
Lawrence KELLY,
John McELEVAN,Jr., 
Fannie E. MORRISSY, 
Edwin MILLER, 
William B.PERKINS  
Mary SCHMIDT, all of the city of Brooklyn

LETTERS OF GUARDIANSHIP of the person and estate 
of James J. BURKE were granted to Mary MORRISS; 
of Matilda DAILLEDOUZE to Catherine DAILLEDOUZE; 
of Gertrude C. CLARK to George P. CLARK; 
of Leslie G. SMITH, Walter SMITH and Elida SMITH to Eliza V. SMITH; 
of George SAMUELS to Henry T. SAMUELS, all of the county of Kings.

7 August 1882
Messrs. E.B.BARNUM and H.H. WHEELER, the Commissioners appointed by
Justice CULLEN to examine into the condition of the mind of John H.
HUNTINGTON, the aged and wealthy retired undertaker of Atlantic avenue,
sat this morning in the Circuit Courtroom.  At the age of 86, Mr.
HUNTINGTON married a youthful widow, and soon after the marriage deeded
his property to his interesting spouse.  The seven children of the old
gentlemen (sic), who have commenced the proceedings de lunatico
inquirendo, for the purpose of setting aside the transfer of the
property to the stepmother, who is their junior, were all present, and
surrounded their aged parent.  Mrs. HUNTINGTON sat alone by the side of
her legal advisor.  The children claim that their father's mind is so
weak that his bride unduly influenced  him to transfer his property to
herself.  The old gentleman seems to be prefectly willing to have
himself declared of unsound mind, as he asserts that is young wife acted
towards him in a very dictatorial manner.  Three witnesses were examined
to-day.  The last was a doctor, who swore that the old gentleman's mind
was feeble.  Recess was taken at one o'clock.  The examination will not
be closed to-day, as there are about forty witnesses to be examined.

8 August 1882
A Bartender who Married His Widowed Employer Accused of False Swearing
by His Stepson's Friend.
Louis ESSELMAN, a German saloon-keeper at No.22 Atlantic avenue, was
last night arrested on a warrant issued by Justice WALSH on a charge of
perjury.  The complainant is Patrick ROURKE, of No. 33 Amity street.
ESSELMAN was formerly bartender for Bridget CAVANAUGH, an Irish widow,
at No. 22 Atlantic avenue, and a few months since married his employer.
The latter has two sons, with whom ESSELMAN did not agree, and they were
forced to leave the house.  One of them, John by name, went to sea, and
returned on June 30.  A few days later John was arrested on complaint of
his stepfather, who alleged that the former had threatened to kill him.
He swore to that on the examination, but Justice WALSH dismissed the
complaint.  Then ROURKE, who is a friend of CAVANAUGH, swore out a
warrant for ESSELMAN's arrest, alleging that the latter had committed
perjury on the examination.  Justice BERGEN will hear the case.

An Old Lady Who Refused to Give Up Her Grandson to His Father.
Louis HORWITZ, who lives at No. 80 President street, was arraigned
before Justice BERGEN to-day charged with having assaulted his mother,
Caroline HORWITZ, aged 67 years, who lives at No. 144 Union street, and
his sister Rosa.  The family are well known people in South Brooklyn.
They quarreled about the custody of a son of Louis.  The latter's wife
died some time since, leaving two children--Rosa, aged 10 years and
Benjamin, aged 8.  Benjamin was given to the care of his grandmother,
with whom he remained until last month, when his father, who had married
again, sent for him.  Mrs. HORWITZ refused to give up the child to the
latter's sister and then the father called.  A quarrel ensued, during
which  Mrs. HORWITZ seized a cane with which to strike him.  He alleged
that he merely took the cane from her while she and her daughter claim
that he struck each of them with it.  He secured the child with the
assistance of an officer, and was then arrested on a charge of assault
and battery.  Justice BERGEN dismissed the case.

George WILSON, of 380 South First street, beat his father Matthew badly
early this morning, and Justice NAEHER, a little later, sent him to the
Penitentiary for six months.

9 August 1882
Thomas F. SHORT, a notorious scamp, was before Justice WALSH to-day on a
charge of having assaulted his father, Patrick Henry SHORT, who lives in
Gates avenue.  The son had just been released from jail where he had had
one attack of delirium tremens, and on reaching his father's house,
struck the latter, and also  his mother and sister.  Justice WALSH
decided that SHORT ought not to be at large and sentenced him to the
Penitentiary for six months.

Michael BRENNAN, who on  the 30th ult. took breakfast at Frank MILLS'
eating house on Eighteenth street, and refused to pay, was sent to the
Penitentiary for four months by Justice BERGEN this morning.

Greenpoint-Benjamin HARRIS, 70 years of age, was arrested on a warrant issued by
Justice NAEHER, in which he is charged by his 17-year-old daughter
Eugenia with repeated outrageous assaults.

9 August 1882
The Will of John W. GIBBONS Admitted to Probate- The Testator's Children
by His First Marriage Left Out in the Cold.
Surrogate LIVINGSTON to-day handed down his decision in the matter of
the probate of the last will and testament of John W. GIBBONS, who
during his lifetime was a wellknown resident of the Eastern District.
The testator was twice married, and the will ignores the children by the
first marriage, all the property being bequeathed to his widow for life
and to be settled after her death upon her two children.  The children
by the first marriage contested the will on the ground of undue
influence and mental unsoundness.  Testimony was offered to show that
one of the subscribing witnesses to the will at the time of its
execution was to some extent intoxicated; that the testator had said he
would provide for his children by the first marriage; and that the will
was executed in its present shape because of instructions given to the
testator at a time when his mind was weak.  It was also testified to
that a prior will had been made when the testator was in good health.
Surrogate LIVINGSTON in his opinion holds that the fact of the
intoxication of one of the subscribing witnesses, although severely to
be condemned, did not render the witness incompetent, as his testimony
showed that he was not incapacitated from understanding and remembering
what occurred.  The Surrogate says further: "The subscribing witnesses,
the doctor who was in attendance upon the testator and the lawyer who
drew the will, all gave testimony proving that the testator was of
sufficiently sound and disposing mind to make a will and this testimony
is not overcome by that offered to the contrary effect on the part of
the contestants.  There is not evidence that the testator's wife had
anything to do withthe making of the will; she did not send for the
lawyer who drew it; she was not present when the instructions were given
to him to enable him to draw it, nor when it was drawn, and there is no
evidence of any importunity or even suggestion on her part as to its contents."
The Surrogate also holds that there is no evidence of a prior will
differing materially in its provisions from the one offered for probate
and that the testator's declarations that he would provide for his
children by his first marriage have not the same weight that attaches to
an executed will.  As there is no direct proof of undue influence the
Surrogate admits the will to probate.
J.M. STEARNS for the will; Joseph BARTLETT, special guardian, for the
will; Sidney WILLIAMS, attorney and special guardian, for the contestants.

11 August 1882
John H. JOST, 
John F.CLAPP, all of the city of Brooklyn.

LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION were granted on the estate of the following
named persons:  
Isabella M. ARMOUR, formerly Isabella M. DUNLAP, 
Adrian D. BUTLER, 
Eliza A. CARUTH, 
Richard H. CRAWFORD,
Augustus R. CASTANO, Henry CRISP,  
Margaret DOLAN, 
Alfred FISHER, 
William F.HICKEY, 
Elizabeth KELLER, 
Catherine MILLER, 
George McALPINE, 
Francis McCOMB, 
Auguste MORRILL, 
Tobias MERRICK, otherwise MERRITT MANN, 
Rheinhold RUOFF,
William S. SAMPSON, 
Charles H. ODELL 
Mary F.LUTHER,  all of the city of Brooklyn, 
James V. VAN SICKLEN, of the town of Gravesend, Kings County.

LETTERS OF GUARDIANSHIP were granted on the estate 
of Timothy WILSON, of Fort Hamilton, Kings County, to William BELL.

14 August 1882
Rauth Sent to the Grand Jury
Louis RAUTH, the barber charged with felonious assault, was sent to the
Grand Jury by Justice NAEHER this morning.

19 August 1882
LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION were granted in the estates of the following
named deceased persons, viz.: 
Esther CROOK, 
Michael BREEN, 
James F. BRADY, 
Margaret BURNS, 
Livingston COBB, 
Charlotte B. GOVE, 
Caroline F. ESELE, 
Dorothea MERKEL 
Frederick SCHUMAN.

26 August 1882
LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION were granted on the estates of the following
named deceased persons, viz.: 
William A. CROLIUS, 
Bridget DUNNE,
Joseph H.HEALD, 
William B. RICE, 
Hermunda WENSTROM, 
John M.COWIN, 
Francis A. COLANDRIA (otherwise COLLANDILLO),
Julia KING, 
Patrick EGAN,
Loring LUTHNER, 
Seeley LYON, 
Patrick HIGGINS, 
Jane LAU,
Patrick CULLEN, all of the city of Brooklyn.

29 August 1882
A Question of Title that Has a Romantic Side to It--A Friendly
Proceeding Submitted to Judge Reynolds.
In the Special Term of the City Court before Judge REYNOLDS to-day, a
friendly proceeding involving a question of title to real estate, was
submitted for an opinion of the court.  In 1853 Mrs. Elizabeth COGAN,
wife of Thomas COGAN, of 321 Degraw street, became possessed of a house
and lot on Columbia street.  In 1854 she died intestate, leaving her
husband and son, Francis E., then about 6 years of age.  The boy was, of
course, the heir to the property, upon which there was a mortgage.  A
year after Mrs. COGAN's death her husband married again, and in 1856 the
mortgage on the Columbia street property was foreclosed and it was
purchased by the late A.B. CAPWELL.  The infant owner of the property
was not served with any papers in the foreclosure suit.  At the time of
the sale it was a legal question whether it was necessary to serve an
infant defendant.  The Court of Appeals has recently decided that such a
service is necessary.  This decision would make the foreclosure in
question invalid.  In 1862 CAPWELL conveyed the Columbia street property
to the second wife of COGAN.  That lady conveyed it a year after to Mrs.
Pauling L. HERR who sold it to Mr. James CALVERT.Mr. MAREAU, counsel 
for CALVERT, refused to accept title because of the
failure to serve the infant defendant.  Investigation dis-..(end of page and copy)

4 September 1882
In the matter of the will of the late Chas. D. PHILLIPS, the decree was 
to-day entered admitting the will to probate, and his widow qualified as 
executrix of the deceased.  There was a contest over the probate, but it was 
withdrawn, and the matter was amicably settled.

9 September 1882
Surrogate's Court-Wills proved
Anna WALSH of Morristown, New Jersey
Wm. CULLEN BROWN, of Gravesend
Augusta TROCHELMANN of Flatlands
Eliza P., otherwise called Lizzie P. SMITH
Mary Jane HOGAN
Margaret CAFFREY
William WARING
Ullrich MAURER

Letters of guardianship of the persons and estate 
of Ethel SLIPPER.  Charles J. SLIPPER and Joseph R. SLIPPER were granted 
	to Zillah J. SLIPPER; 
of Annie T. BUCKLEY, Edward F. BUCKLEY and Charles BUCKLEY were granted to 
	Moses CHICHESTER, all of the city of Brooklyn.

Letters of administration were granted on the estates of the following named 
deceased persons, viz:
Maria RICE
Alexander ANDERSON
Michael BURKE
Minnie BURKE
Bridget CONNOLLY formerly Bridget FLYNN
Lavinia R. GRAHAM
Amelia STEVENSON formerly Amelia GARDNER
Johan Georg MULLER
Phillip MAHLER
Charles F. CLARK
Francis J. MULLER

10 September 1882
Judge MOORE appeared in the Court of Sessions this morning leaning upon 
crutches.  His Honor is suffering from a severe attack of sciatica, but as a 
Grand Jury had to be impaneled for the September term of the court he braved 
the elements in order to attend to his judicial duties.  The following 
gentlemen were sworn in as members of the grand inquest:

C.W.L.F. MORROW (foreman), 117 McDonough, manufacturer
Albert COHEN, 280 Raymond, china
John GARRITY, New Lots, liquors
Charles H. LAMPERT, 127 South Oxford, Treasurer
Wm. S. CARLISLE, 405 Carlton, teas
Thomas PROSSER, Jr., 133 Herkimer, merchant
J.R. STINE, 133 Monroe, belting
Augustus S. BROMBACHER, 88 Johnson, hardware
Archibald BAXTER, 21 Pierrepont, provisions
George G. MARTIN, 293 Warren, stationery
Frank J. JOHNSON, 124 President, furniture
George R. CATE, Flatbush, hotel
Henry E. JONES, 464 Clinton Avenue, paper
John H. NOLAN, Carnarsie, carpenter
William H. HEALY, 473 Lafayette Avenue, produce
Howard P. JARVIS, 234 Flatbush Avenue, dry goods
Richard J. CHARD, 334 Clinton Avenue, oil
Thomas N. HARPER, 386 Macon, merchant
Christian C. ABEL, 238 Dean, merchant
George E. BACKUS, 24 Fort Greene Place, grocer
H.W. STEENHAUSEN, 325 Dean, importer.

THE COURT.  Some weeks ago Atalie GILBRIGHT obtained a divorce from her 
husband, John G. GILBRIGHT, in the City Court and the defendant was ordered 
to pay alimony.  This he failed to do, and upon being waited upon by his 
wife's lawyer, he promised to pay up all back money on Monday last.  He 
forgot his promise, and this morning Mr. Charles J. PATTERSON, for Mrs. 
GILBRIGHT, moved before Chief Judge NEILSON that her husband should be 
punished for contempt of court.  His Honor said he would give GILBRIGHT 
another chance to pay, and adjourned the hearing of the motion till Friday 
next at ten o'clock at which time he instructed counsel to produce Mrs. 
GILBRIGHT in court.

16 September 1882
Wills proved - 
George GREEN, of Plainfield, Union County, New Jersey; 
Maria WAGNER, 
Esmert F.T. STEUDER, 
Jane HAIG, 
George MILLER, 
Oliver STELLE, 
Ann C. BURKE, 
Robert W. ANDREWS, 
Jacob BRUMER, 
Elizabeth PURDY, 
Anthony LANE, 
Ann Elizabeth MARTIN, 
William HEWITT 
N. McGREGOR STEELE, all of the city of Brooklyn.

       Letters of administration were granted on the estates of the following 
named deceased persons, viz.:  
Louis DRUBE, 
Gertrude WEYENEN, 
Philip H. MOORE, Jr., 
Carsten W. VONGLAHN, 
Walter DURACK, 
Alexander HARRIS, Jr., 
Isabella MCIMROY, 
Michael MCMANUS, 
Catharine F. REINERS (formerly Catharine F. VIGELIUS), 
Regina B. ZWICKER, 
Mary MANLEY, all of the city of Brooklyn.

22 September 1882
The Grand Jury of the Court of Sessions yesterday presented 
indictments against the following prisoners, who were arraigned and pleaded 
to the charges against them.
       Joseph DELAHANTY and Joseph F. OLNEY - Robbery in the first degree.
       Edward HANLON - Rape
       George WEEKS - Burglary third degree and petit larceny
       Joseph ROGERS - Same offense
       John S. ANNETTE - Forgery third degree, six indictments
       Louis RYANS - Assault and battery with intent to kill
       Mary SILKEY - Same offense
       Felix NEVINS - Same offense
       Robert JAMESON - Burglary first degree and grand larceny.  Also, an    
  indictment for grand larceny.
       James M. EAGAN - Grand larceny from the dwelling.
       All the above pleaded not guilty.
       Jacob SKIPPER - Grand larceny from the dwelling, pleaded guilty.
       James SMITH - Same offense, pleaded guilty.
       John EBERHARDT - Burglary third degree and grand larceny, pleaded guilty.
       John H. ST. CLOUD, who previously pleaded guilty to a charge of 
		burglary second degree, to-day withdrew the plea and pleaded guilty to 
		burglary in the third degree.  Remanded for sentence.

23 September 1882
       The suit of Caroline S. ROLL for a limited divorce from her husband, 
Christian F. ROLL, on the ground of cruelty, came up before Chief Judge 
NEILSON without a jury, yesterday afternoon, in the City Court.  The parties 
have been married thirty-three years and during all that time have resided in 
this city, where the husband carried on the business of a barber.  Counter 
charges of cruelty and abandonment against the wife were made by ROLL, who 
also charges that the wife before bringing the suit secured all his real and 
personal property amounting to about $45,000.  The parties have two 
daughters, one of whom is 21 and the other 23 years of age.  Since the suit 
was brought the eldest daughter has lost her reason and was arrested a few 
weeks ago by an officer who found her in Prospect Park acting in a manner 
which was decidedly erratic.  She is now in the Flatbush Lunatic Asylum.  The 
ROLL family is well known in the Fifth Ward and was always highly spoken of 
until the quarrel between the husband and wife was made public.  Argument in 
the  case will be heard next week.

SURROGATE'S COURT       Wills proved - 
Joseph COUTLER FULLER, of the city of Orange, Essex County, N.J.; 
Daniel MAUJER, 
Mary C. BISHOP, 
Frances J. GUTIERRES, 
Martha K.. TITUS, 
William H. McDONALD 
Ann H. MARSCHALK, all of the city of Brooklyn 

The will of James BURKE was rejected.       

Letters of administrations were granted on the estates of the 
following named deceased persons, viz:  
Julia FLYNN, 
Catharine PARSONS, of the town of Flatbush; 
Eliza KUGLER, 
Samuel LINDLEY, 
Alexander D. MACKELLAR, 
Dorothea STAHLMANN, 
John G. DAY, 
Emma A. DeMOTT, 
Christina FREDRICKS, 
Albert W. HOLMES, 
K. Katharine KUMPF, 
Peter LUTZ, 
Katharine  LAUBACK, 
Michael O'SULLIVAN, 
Sarah A. QUIMBY, 
William G. BISHOP, 
Jennie, GEE,  
Hannah LYMAN, 
Nathaniel REQUA,
Geo. N. FERGUSON, all of the city of Brooklyn.

26 September 1882
       James WARREN was on trial this morning in the Court of Sessions for 
manslaughter in causing the death of his wife Ann by beating her.  The couple 
resided at 59 North Tenth Street, E.D.  The assault, which is charged Warren 
made upon his wife, was committed on the night of June 4.  The woman did not 
die til a week later.  The evidence showed that Mrs. WARREN had complained to 
some of her relatives that her husband abused her, and on the Sunday of the 
beating her nephew, one PATTERSON, and her sister-in-law, Mrs.KIRKPATRICK, 
visited her.  The last names testified that PATTERSON found fault with WARREN 
for misusing his wife.  WARREN turned to his wife, according to the witness, 
and said: "Mrs. WARREN that's the last of you," and made a kick at her.  He 
brought out a pistol and threatened PATTERSON for interfering.  Then the 
quarrel was patched up and WARREN asked PATTERSON to have some been.  A son 
of the accused named Charles testified that late that night his father and 
mother quarreled and his father struck her with the back of his hand and then 
kicked her on the leg.  The next day WARREN sent for Mrs. KIRKPATRICK.  She 
found Mrs. WARREN in bed and she was bruised and complained of her head and 
died the following Sunday.  An examination showed that there was some injury 
to the brain.  WARREN on the witness stand admitted having slapped his wife 
but nothing more.  He testified that she had been irregular in her habits for 
some time before her death and drank freely.  Case still on.  

6 October 1882
Disposed Of at Last
     Peter Guiler, no. 90 Graham avenue, was, after many adjournments, fined 
$ 25 by Justice NACHER this morning, for beating his wife Mary last July.

A Paper Read before them by S.M. OSTRANDER on the Jails and Court Houses of 
Kings County.
     The Society of Old Brooklynites held a regular monthly meeting last 
evening in the Surrogate's Chamber, County Court House, with ex- Mayor John 
W. HUNTER in the chair.  Mesers. Thomas S. DENIKE, Colonel John OAKLEY and 
Norris EVANS were elected members of the society.  Mr. Stephaen M. OSTRANDER 
read a very interesting paper on the "Court Houses and Jails of Kings 
County".  He stated that as early as January 1, 1643, there was a Court of 
Sessions in Gravesend, and that in 1665 a Court House was erected in that 
town near the spot where the Dutch Church now stands.  The first courts in 
Brooklyn were consituted in 1646 by the Dutch Governor, General William 
KEIFT.  It 1685 the Kings County Court Sessions was removed from Gravesend to 
Flatbush, and the structure in which it was held stood till 1785, when it was 
destroyed by fire.  Another Court House, with a jail attached was built in 
1792, which stood till 1832 when it too was burned.  After this, until 1840, 
Kings County prisoners were sent to the New York Bridewell.  Raymond Street 
jail was finished in 1845 and then the courts were held in it.  Previous to 
this time the Brooklyn courts sat in the Exchange at the corner of Cranberry 
and Fulton streets.
     Mr. OSTRANDER traced the courts from the jail to the City Hall and 
finally to the present Court House, introducing a number of very interesting 
details of the history of Brooklyn.  At the close of the reading of the paper 
Messrs. Charles C. LEIGH, Judah B.VOORHEES ad ex-Mayor BOOTH discussed there 
recent building of the new wing to the jail in Raymond street, and also the 
general management of prisons and penitentiaries.

7 October 1882
An Interesting Will Contest in the Surrogate's Court.
Spicy Testimony already taken-A Testator Who Left His Relatives Out in the 
Cold-Wills Prved during the week-Court Calendars for Monday.
     Before Surrogate LIVINGSTON yesterday there was a hearing in the case of 
the contested will of Otto F. FISHER, who was a wholsale grocer at 110 Murray 
street, New York, and resided in this city.  In his will he left $15,000 to 
his "kind friend",Mrs. LEMCKE, the wife of a grocer, corner of Wythe avenue 
and Taylor street, for taking care of him during his illness and in payment 
of board.  To his married son, Richard, he left $500, which might or might 
not be paid, at the discretion of the executors.  Richard contested the will 
on the ground that his father had been unduly influenced.  During the hearing 
yesterday it was testified to that when the LEMCKES lived in Greene avenue 
Mrs. LEMCKE became intimate with the FISHERS, and Otto F. FISHER, the 
testator, was one night seen leaving Mrs. LEMCKE'S house in a great hurry, 
clad only in some under garments.  The matter was hushed up at the time, 
according to the testimony, by the payment to Mr. LEMCKE of $5,000.  At the 
same time the elder FISHER treated his own wife in an indifferent manner.  It 
was further testified to that Mrs. LEMCKE after this visited the testator 
regularly at his house, and whould spend a long time with him in a parlor 
adjoining a sleeping apartment, while Mrs. FISHER was left in the kitchen.  
Mrs. FISHER was sent by her husband a few years ago to Germany and died 
there.  After her death testator boarded with the LEMCKE family until he 
died.  He was buried from their house in Wythe avenue.  It is charged that 
after his death Mrs.LEMCKE stated to the wife of Richard FISHER,the son, that 
any man who had anything to do with her (Mrs. LEMCKE) must do as she said, 
and that Mrs. Richard FISHER need not expect to get any money. Further 
testimony is to be taken.

Surrogate's Court Wills proved- 
Edward S. SANFORD, 
Clarissa TURNER, 
Charles R. TEASDALE, 
John LONG, 
Ellen BEAK, 
Henry WATJEP, 
Michael H. GOOD, 
Sarah A. RUSSELL, 
Christoph LAUGHMY, 
Julia Ann ABRAMS, all of Brooklyn.
     Letters of administration were granted on the estates of the following 
named deceased persons, to wit: 
Nettie NEWTON of Gravesend, 
Andrew S. BENDER, 
James WHITE, 
Julia KING, 
Cahtarine MCCARTHY, 
Leopold MORITZ, 
Henry MUELIER,  
Minnie K. WALFORD, 
Hannah HENDRY, 
George A. CHEPPELL, 
Ellen MEABAN (formerly Ellen MCQUADE), 
Wil H. H. AUSTIN, 
Alfred O. BACKUS 
Mary HENRY, all of Brooklyn

     Letters of guardship of the person and estate 
of Frank M. H. U. WALFORD were grated to William U. WALFORD; 
of Roman L. CRONKITE; and James G. CRONKITE to James W. CRONKITE; 
of the person of Sophia RUNGE and RUNGE to Henry FRANK, all of Brooklyn.

12 October 1882
The will of the Late Dr. SUMNER Admitted to Probate
Surrogate LIVINGSTON to-day admitted to probate the will of DR. Albert E. 
SUMNER, who died suddenly on August 31 last.  The deceased made a special 
bequest of $1,000 to Honeopathic (smeared) Hospital to start an endowment 
fund, and bequested to the same institution all his medical books, scientific 
and surgical instruments.

14 October 1882
Surrogate's Court--Wills proved-
Fredrick Y. CHUBB, of South Orange, Essex County, NJ
Susan P. MOUNT
Elbert E. SUMNER
Pillipine DONGES
William KELSEY
Mary NIchols HOGAN
Susan STEWART...All of  Brooklyn

Letters of administration were granted on the estate of the following 

Julia A. QUEVEDO, of Gravesend
Nathan MARKS, of New Lots
Martha SCHUIER, of New Lots
Emma COCHRANE, Brooklyn
Louis GANAPEE, Brooklyn
Michael MCKEILEN, Brooklyn
Sarah Kirk THOMAS, Brooklyn
Hohn REIN, Brooklyn
Gustav SCHIEYEL, Brooklyn
Andrew W. SMITH, Brooklyn
Mary KELLY, Brooklyn
Charlotte Kinton, Flatbush

Letters of guardship of the estate of Charlotte MCINTYRE were granted to 
Bernard CRUSE, Jr., all of the county of Kings.

6 November 1882
Surrogate’s Court-Wills proved
Eleanor WELCH, 
Henry W. VON DAMM, 
Elizabeth HEALEY, 
Charles B.FRICKE, 
Daniel HOOPER,
Jacob B. CROXSON, 
John M. REILLY, 
David P. BERRY,
Thomas D. WILLIAMS, 
Daniel DOHM
Mary WE??CH all of Brooklyn.

Letters of guardianship of the person and estate 
of Mary L. WELCH were granted to Louisa DAHL; 
of Frank M. MAITLAND to Mary L. MAITLAND.

Letters of administration were granted on the estates of 
Ida STRYKER, late of the town of Gravesend; 
Michael FAGAN, 
Sophia KETCHUM, 
Charles C. REITS, 
Henrietta D. PRESTON, 
William BURNS, 
Mary A. BURNS, 
Alwin HULL, 
Richmond B. F. KENNON, 
Margaret SCHNORR, 
Peter W.  HOLMES, 
Catherine E. DULPAR, 
Catherine CAHILL, 
Elizabeth STOSSEL, all of Brooklyn, 
Stephen ROBERTS, of New Lots.

11 November 1882
Surrogate’s Court-Wills Proved
Anthony McLAUGHLIN, 
Timothy MURRY, 
James H. STORRS, 
Elecia FRASER, 
Robert BEALES,
Francenia HUTTON,
Antonio A. MUNOZ, all of Brooklyn; 
Geo. R. COSINE of New Lots,
Annie E. CROPSEY, of New Utrecht.

Letters of Administration were granted on the estates of the following named
deceased persons: 
Ann BARRE and Margaret J. JENSEN of New Utrecht; 
John HEGAN, 
Thomas C. JONES, 
Thomas MAXWELL, 
Richard POPPE (otherwise Diederick POPPE), 
Wm. R. BURKE, 
Frederick W. HANSEN, 
Edward W. CARR, 
Elmer L. FORD 
Thomas F. DORAN, all of Brooklyn.

Letters of Guardianship of the estate 
of George C. SMITH were granted to Alfred H. LARWILL, 
of Antonio and Grace H. MUNEY to Alexander MELHALD and Kate W. CLINTON, 
of Valentine STEWART to Phebe DUFFY, all of the County of Kings.

Sentenced for Six Months
   William HALLETT, of No. 14 Butler street, who was arrested for stealing a
clothes mangle worth a $100 from Piper’s Club House, No. 1?8 Court street, was
arraigned before Justice BERGEN today. By means of pawn tickets found in his
possession when arrested, several other thefts in which HALLETT had been
engaged were discovered and to-day there were six complaints against him. He
was sentenced to the Penitentiary for six months.

15 November 1882
Extraordinary-A Father Accused of Starving His Children
The Charges against the Occupant of a Lexington Avenue Dwelling-The Testimony
of his Eighteen Year Old Daughter-Justice WALSH’s Opinion of the Case
   An extraordinary case in which a father was accused of starving his family
of three children while enjoying an income of $75 per month; with house rent
free, came up before Justice WALSH today. The defendant William S. WASHBURNE
and the complainant his daughter Hattie aged 18 years. The family live in a
fine house at 134 Lexington avenue, which is owned by the mother of accused,
who allows the latter to live there without paying rent and from whom he also
receives $75 monthly. He was well dressed and appeared to be in comfortable
circumstances. Hattie is a rosy-cheeked girl who gave no outward appearance of
having suffered from lack of food. She testified as follows:
   We live at No. 134 Lexington avenue with my father; my mother has been dead
two months; there are three other children living with the father besides
myself; they are Willie aged 17, Millie aged 9, Bertha aged 5; Willie works
and earns $3 a week: I am housekeeper for father; Father’s mother owns the
house; father gives me no money to provide for the children; he was away on
September 14 and there was nothing in the house but bread and butter; we had
dry bread for dinner and nothing for breakfast on the 16th, father came home
that afternoon and stayed until the 21st; there was no food for supper on that
day; we had just enough to keep us from starving on the 12th of October; he
left home on October 26 and gave me nothing for the children or myself: the
next morning there was no money for bread and Mrs. SECOR sent the children
something to eat. I have no source of income; father receives $75 a month from
his mother: he has no business. I have sewed neckties; on September 15 there
was nothing to eat and my married brother brought something; there may have
been two cups of flour in the house; we had bread and butter for breakfast and
generally the same for dinner; on October 26 Millie asked my father for money,
but got none; I asked and he would not speak to me: on October 27 we had two
pieces of bread and pudding for supper; he made the pudding; Mrs. LAVELL who
used to board there brought us something; she left because she was starved
out: father refused to sign a paper to support us; I never threatened to shoot
him, but I carry a pistol for self-protection; I have a permit to carry it.
   At this point the examination was adjourned until Tuesday next. Justice
WALSH expressing the wish that the case might not come into court again. He
thought it out to be settled outside.

17 November 1882
GORE, the Bigamist, Sentenced for Five Years
   Albert E. GORE, alias Lieutenant Henry E. HORTON, who was convicted in
General Sessions, New York, last week of Bigamy, in marrying Miss Mignonette
PEACOCK of Jersey City and Miss Mary Helen ROYSTEN of New York, was yesterday
sentenced by Recorder SMYTH to five years in State Prison.

18 November 1882
Wills Proved 
Margaret WHITE, of New Utrecht; 
Henry S. DITMAS, of Flatbush;
Mary E. HATTON, 
Catherine LIPSIUS, 
Hannah BAYLIS, 
Catherine BANTA,
Sarah WARNER, 
Alexander McCOLLUM, 
Mortimer DREURY,
Rachel JOHNSON, 
Calvin F. SPEAR, 
Jonas DAIN, 
William HAYS, 
Sarah S. TUTHILL, all of Brooklyn.

Letters of Administration were granted on the estates of the following named
deceased persons: 
Nicholas AMMERMAN,
Anne C. BERRY, 
Reuben J. HARRIS, 
Lizzie A. KANE, 
Louisa M. A. SULLIVAN, 
Lydia D. JEWELL, 
Palmyra B. HOLMES, 
Mary H. LEYS, 
James BURKE, 
Elizabeth  C. BRADLEY, 
Eliza BURR, 
Otto F. FISHER. 
Henry A. LENNON, 
Eliza ELMORE, 
Catherine McGRATH, 
Henry BYRNE, all of Brooklyn,
Jacob LEBERT, of the town of New Lots.

Letters of Guardianship of person and estate 
of James R. ROSS were granted to William J. RUNCIE; 
of Margaret CARR, James CARR, Bridget Carr and Daniel CARR were granted to Thomas CARR; 
of Caroline W., Alice R., and Amy L. YOUNG to George W. YOUNG, their father; 
of Alexander, James and Anna McCOLLUM to John G. McCOLLUM; 
of Catarina M. MULLER and Nicholas MULLER to Johanna C. BUCKNER;
of Anna C. VON DAMM, Mary R. VON DAMM, Otto H. VON DAMM & Emma VON DAMM to
	Catarina VON DAMM, all of the county of Kings

25 November 1882
Wills proved
Henry COYLE, 
Charles WILSON, 
Mary M. KOLTER, 
Jacob BO?TZ,  
Julius BRILL, 
Mary KRAGE, 
Margaret ELLIOT, 
Harriet A. HEWLETT, 
Maria MILLER, all of the city of Brooklyn.

Letters of Administration were granted on the estates of the following named
deceased persons, viz: 
Francois FAIVRE of Bescanson, France; 
Joseph MOUNTAIN of the county of Middlesex, England; 
Jeremiah CAVANAGH, 
George POOL, 
James L. RILEY, 
Julia Ann SMITH, 
Jane B. HAWKINS, formerly Jane B. NEWTON; 
Charles JARVIS, 
Catharine RYAN, 
Alfred BAUDIER, 
James F. DUFFY, 
William N. CARPENTER, 
Theodore KNOPPEL 
Alice VAUGHAN, all of the city of Brooklyn.
Letters of Guardianship of the person and estate 
of Kate C. WILSON were granted to Lucy J. WILSON; 
of Catharine H. M. NOACK to Mary TWIGG; 
of Annie DILLON, formerly Annie McKEEN to Henry W. GOODRICH; 
of Frank O. BELL and Daniel P. BELL to Harry V. C. BELL; 
of Emil MERKHOFER to Adolph MERKHOFER, his father, all of the county of Kings.

Frank HARRINGTON’s Sentence
   Frank HARRINGTON, who lives at No. 29 Columbia street, was seen on
Wednesday last in the act of stealing sugar from J. P. Robinson & Co.’s
stores, and when he found he was observed, jumped from a second story window
and escaped. He was arrested yesterday and sent to jail for twenty-five days
by Justice BERGEN.

James FLAHERTY to Life Imprisonment For Wife Murder
Young DONALD Sent to the Penitentiary for Seven Years for Killing His Father
A Brute Put Out of the Way for Ten Years
Mary ROWE Receives a Sentence of Two Years
Other Prisoners Taken Care Of.
   In the Court of Sessions this morning Judge MOORE sentenced the prisoners
who were convicted of various offences during the last ten days. As it was
known that two persons convicted of killing were to receive their sentences,
the court room was crowded to suffocation.
   The first prisoner brought to the bar was James FLAHERTY, who was on
Saturday night convicted of murder in the second degree for the killing of his
wife Mary in September last at their home in North Fifth street, E. D.
FLAHERTY was so weak when he was called that he trembled like an aspen leaf.
When asked if he had anything to say he protested his innocence. "I did not
kill her," he exclaimed; "the last I saw of my wife that night she was in bed.
I’d like your Honor to let me see my wife’s grave before I am sent away."
   "You were convicted, FLAHERTY," said Judge MOORE, "on testimony which amply
justified the verdict. The law fixes the sentence for your crime and there can
be no deviation from it. The sentence of the Court is that you be confined in
the State Prison at Sing Sing at hard labor for the term of your natural
   FLAHERTY was taken to Sing Sing this afternoon by Warden SCHULTZ.

   Robert H. DONALD, the young oven builder who killed his father by striking
him over the head with a heavy iron teapot, was next called for sentence. He
was indicted for murder, but was convicted of manslaughter in the second degree.
  "DONALD," said the Judge, if the whole truth in your case had been brought
out, there is but little doubt in my mind that I should have been compelled to
send you to the gallows." The jury, perhaps out of sympathy for your aged
mother and your own youth, returned a verdict of a lower offence. "The law
fixes the sentence for your crime at seven years’ confinement in the
Penitentiary. That will be your sentence."

William MESEROLE was convicted of a very aggravated case of rape. His
victim was but little more than a babe. The court sent him to the Penitentiary
for ten years, the maximum sentence under the law.
Gustave MEISTER, convicted of grand larceny from a dwelling, was sent to
the Penitentiary for fifteen months.
Charles SHARPE, petit larceny from the person, was sent up for six months.
Edward McELROY, John WALL and Hugh GALLAGHER, convicted of burglary in the
third degree and grand larceny were each sent to the Penitentiary for eighteen months.
William BROWN, for indecent exposure, one year; Henry WILSON, grand
larceny, one year and six months.
Jeremiah QUINLAN had pleaded guilty to attempt at burglary in the third
degree while the man jointly indicted with him had stood his trial for that
offense and had been acquitted. Judge MOORE said QUINLAN’s position on that
account was a peculiar one, but the prisoner ought to know whether he was
guilty or not. Under the circumstances the Court would be lenient. QUINLAN was
sent to the Penitentiary for six months.
Anne COYLE, keeping a disorderly house, one year.   
William STEVENS, attempt to commit grand larceny, fifteen months.
Mary ROWE, grand larceny from a dwelling. This is the woman who so cleverly
escaped from the jail and was subsequently found in the House of the Good
Shepherd under an assumed name. She pleaded guilty to one indictment. Judge
MOORE said there were a sufficient number of  crimes charged against her to
send her up for sixteen years. He had no doubt she was an expert and dangerous
thief. Her sentence was two years in the Penitentiary.

29 November 1882
An Insane Blackmailer
   Charles MacDONALD, of St. Louis, the man who was recently charged with
attempting to blackmail Kate CLAXTON, the actress, and was sent to the
workhouse as a vagrant, has been transferred to the insane asylum, his mind
being badly affected.

2 December 1882
Wills proved - 
S. KISTLER, of Tannersville, Monroe Co., Pa.

Martin F. MISHER 
Rose McCRUDDEN, of East New York
Rachael Ann MILLER, 
Martha ADAMS, 
William G.CARNITH, 
Elizabeth HALSEY, 
Charles NOESEL 
Leonhardt OPERNAN, all of the city of Brooklyn.

Letters of administration were granted on the estates of the following named
deceased persons, viz:  
Matthew DAMES, of the town of Flatbush, 
John COOK, 
Charles M. GILLETT, 
Martha MOLL,all of the city of Brooklyn.

Letters of guardianship of the persons and estate 
of Joseph SCHULER, Henry SCHULER and Frank SCHULER to Henry PENGE 
of Mortimer G.DREWRY and Cora B. DREWRY to Peter W. GALLAUDET 
of Catharine HUGHES to Daniel HUGHES, all of the County of Kings.

6 December 1882
Ernst BEHRINGER, cigar dealer of 117 Ewen street, charged with violating the
Sunday law, was released by a jury in Justice NACHER's Court after eight
minutes deliberation this morning.

7 December 1882
Mrs. OLM, keeper of an Ewen street candy store, charged with violating the
Sunday law, was discharged by Justice KIEHL this morning.  The complaining
officer did not see her sell anything.

John CANNON, as administrator of his son John Cannon, deceased, brought
suit in the City Court yesterday before Judge NEILSON and a jury, to recover
$5,000 damages from John McDERMOTT, Thomas CARRON and Jas. TEESE,
alleging that they were responsible for his son's death.  On the 9th of June 
last, the defendants left a coal cart in front of the premises, 103 Pearl street.  
Young Connors (this is NOT a typo), while playing about the cart, was injured by it
tipping over.  He died on the 14th inst.  The defendants claimed that they 
left the coal cart for repairs and were in no way responsible for the accident.  
The jury gave plaintiff a verdict of $1,000.
JOHNSON & LAMB, for plaintiff.  Anthony BARRETT and J. H. WERNBER, for

9 December 1882
SURROGATE'S COURT  Wills proved -
George R. MILLER,
Harold A. HANSON,
Alvina A. BANGER, and 
James CHASE, all of Brooklyn;
Kate HOAR, of Boston, Mass.

Letters of administration were granted on the estates of the following-named
deceased persons, viz:
Stokes J. CLARK, of New Lots;
Catharine COX,
Catharine J. BELL,
Jones Peter WEMSTEDT,
Thomas W. RICE,
Henry R. MOTT,
Edward B. CRAFT,
Mary A. L. SMITH,
Charles L. SILVER,
Letitia FREEMAN,
Ellen EGAN,
Sarah A. BOYD, and
Michael WARD, all of Brooklyn.

Letters of guardianship of the person and estate 
of Ida TATE were granted to Charles WEISMANTEL; 
of Albert and Charles SCHLESTER to Margaret MENNINGER;
of James B. and William B.  WILLIAMS to Jedutham B. WILLIAMS;
of Andrew I. WEIGLER to James H. DOHERTY;
of Albert W. GUNNISLON to Anna S. GUNNESLON (not at typo);
of Herbert H. and Charles E. IVES to Daniel IVES, all of the county of Kings.

Surrogate LIVINGSTON to-day admitted to probate the will of Albert T.
MORROW, who was a well-known resident of the Fourth Ward.  He died
October 10, 1879, leaving an estate valued at $25,000.  When his will was
offered for probate it was contested by his brother, Samuel A. MORROW,
who charged that undue influence had been exercised over decedent by
another brother.  The matter was in litigation for three years before 
Surrogates DAILEY and LIVINGSTON until to-day, when Surrogate LIVINGSTON 
decided in favor of the will.

11 December 1882
The trial of John KENNY, who is accused of the killing of John LEONARD,
the cardriver, and which was set down for the 18th of this month, has been
adjourned until January 15, in consequence of the District Attorney's illness.

14 December 1882
An examination into the charges made against Mrs. John HARDING 
by Mrs. ROMAINE and Mrs. BENDER concerning the alleged
cruelty of the former to her stepchildren was made this morning
by Justice KENNA, who reserved his decision.  The allegations in
this paper.

Daniel MISENER and Charles H. LOHMM, employed as clerks in the
grocery of George B. MEINE, 54 Clinton avenue, were arrested this
morning on complaint of Mr. MEINE, charged with stealing money
belonging to him.  A marked $1 bill was found on MISENER, and
a $2 bill, also marked, on LOHMM and identified by Mr. MEINE.

15 December 1882
Mrs. Lizzie MEYER and Mrs. Tillie HOLLING met on the stairs of their
mutual residence, No. 51 Leonard street, yesterday afternoon.  Mrs.
HOLLING was carrying an infant.  Mrs. MEYER struck her.  Justice
KIEHL charged Mrs. MEYER $30.

Frederick NICHOLSON, aged 19 years, a clerk living at No. 983 Myrtle
avenue, was yesterday arrested by Officer O'Brien of the Ninth Sub-Precinct,
for passing three worthless checks on the Seaman's Bank in New York.
The complainants are Charles NEILSON of Broadway and Gates avenue, a
cigar dealer, and George DENKER, liquor dealer of 1042 Broadway.  On the
former he passed a check for $5 and the latter $10.  He also passed one for 
$22 on Christian RUTHER, a grocer of 88 Magnolia street.  Two other checks
for $103, on the same bank were found in his possession.  He represented
that he had money in the bank, but has none there.

In the suit of Margaret CRONAN by guardian against Peter and Ellen
FISCHER, which was tried in City Court, Part I., before Justice McCUE
and a jury, a verdict was rendered this morning in favor of the defendant.
The plaintiff sued for $5,000 for alleged slander.  The complaint showed 
that the parties were all living together on Ralph avenue.  The alleged
slander consisted of calling the defendant a thief and alleging she stole 25 cents.
Robert E. CONNOLLY appeared for plaintiff and Jas. W. RIDGWAY 
appeared for the defendant.

A verdict was brought in this morning in the case of Mary BARDY against
Joseph L. SOMERS, which has been on trial in the Circuit Court before
Justice PRATT and a jury for $1,500 in favor of the plaintiff.  The plaintiff
while plying her vocation in the tin box factory of defendant, on Front
street near Pearl.  On the 9th of January last plaintiff was at work on a 
press and in some way or other her left had was caught and the first
joint of the second finger was cut off.

Charles J. PATTERSON appeared for the plaintiff and Jesse JOHNSON
appeared for the defendant.

In the suit of Elizabeth C. PRICE against Grafton C. PRICE for absolute
divorce, Justice NEILSON in the City Court to-day granted an order
compelling defendant to pay four dollars alimony and $50 counsel fee.

In the case of Caroline S. RAIL against Christian F. RAIL, Justice
NEILSON gave judgment to-day for limited divorce, without alimony or counsel fee.

The suit of Patrick STANTON against Evelina STANTON, who married the
plaintiff after a Myrtle Avenue Park picnic last June, was decided to-day
by Chief Justice NEILSON who declares the marriage cannot be annuled.

16 December 1882
SURROGATE'S COURT-Wills proved - 
Frederick EGGERS, of Flatbush;
Mary J. RAY,
Mary CUFF,
Willard H. SMITH,
Matilda HEFFER,
Jane SHAY,
Garrett P. DECKER,
Tunis C. BERGEN,
Jennie SCOTT, all of Brooklyn;
Ellen T. GOLDEN, of the town of New Lots;
John V. COX, of Newark, N. J.

Letters of administration were granted on the estates of the following
named deceased persons, viz:
Elizabeth McCUE, of Paterson, Passaic County, N. J.;
Charles MOSEL,
Edward McCABE,
Carsten H. STEFFEN,
Christine ARNOLS,
Daniel W. BROWN,
Charles SCHEER,
Eliza BRATSCH, and
Jane LOTT, all of Brooklyn.

Letters of Guardianship of the persons and estate 
of Thomas CARPENTER and Charles CARPENTER were granted to Mary E. MARTIN, Daniel W.
	MARTIN and Georgiana CARPENTER;
of John McGOVERN, Mary J. McGOVERN and Margaret McGOVERN to Henry W. McKEAN;
of Arthur C. SIMCOX to David P. GARDNER;
of Louisa Maud OAKLEY and Arden OAKLEY to Ann E. OAKLEY, all of the county of Kings.

COUNTY COURT - Kings County -
Robert J. CUMMINGS, et al., plaintiffs, against Eliza Ann FANTEN and
others, defendants - Wm. E. TOODGE, plaintiff's attorney, 16 Court street.

20 December 1882
The Woman Who Beat the Children Sentenced to Six Months
Imprisonment - The Little Ones Afraid of Their Father - A Scene in Court.
Margaret HARDING, charged with cruelty to her two step-children, 
Tommy, aged 6, and Maria, aged 8, was sentenced to six months in
the Penitentiary by Justice KENNA this morning.  The Judge in passing
sentence said he was sorry he could not make the punishment more
severe; he had no doubt that if the STYLES woman (the nurse) had not
quarrelled with Mrs. HARDING, the children would have been killed
between them before this time.
Counselor H. M. DAVIS for the defence, gave notice of an appeal to the
Court of Sessions.
After the conclusion of the trial Mrs. ROMAIN, Mrs. BENDER and Mrs.
STYLES went out with the children.  At the door, Mr. HARDING caught up
to them and tried to take the little ones away with him.
Both children screamed.  "Oh, auntie!  I don't want to go with papa," cried
the girl.
"Oh, papa, papa, papa, don't," said the little boy in a tight clinging to the
bannisters.  The father gritted his teeth, and grasping an arm of each child,
tried to drag them downstairs.  An excited crowd gathered about him.
"Leave the children alone," said Mrs. ROMAIN.  "See how frightened they
are of him."
"They are my children and they shall come with me," persisted HARDING.
The screaming and struggling continued and every person in Court jumped
to his feet and ran to the door, where the greatest excitement prevailed,
and a surging crowd had gathered about the contestants.
Some of the men interposed and pushed Mr. HARDING back.
He turned away sullenly, seeing that all were against him, and said, as he
re-entered the court room:  "I want those children and will have them if I 
have to go to law for them."
"You shan't have them," replied Mrs. ROMAIN, "I'll go to the State Prison
before I'll give them up."
The children, who had almost gone into fits, reassured by the departure of
their father, hastened quietly away with Mrs. ROMAIN.

Louis THOMPSON, who has spent fifty of the seventy years of his life in
prison and who claims the distinction of having been the first inmate of
the Sing Sing prison, was before Justice WALSH again to-day.  It was
the old complaint again - stealing a doormat - and Thomas B. BUSHELL,
of No. 39 South Elliott place, was the complainant.  THOMPSON, who
for several years has stolen nothing but doormats, was sentenced to the
Penitentiary for six months.

Two Who Claim to Have Been Swindled by Joseph SCOTTO Have Him
Arrested - An Illustration of the Dangers of Live in Castle Garden.
Joseph SCOTTO, the Italian interpreter and ex-special officer, who was
before Justice WALSH several months since on a charge of defrauding
a number of his fellow countrymen who kept fruit and nut stands by
representing that unless they paid him a certain amount of money they
would be forced to cease doing business, was this morning arrested on a
charge of having swindled two Germans out of $22.  The complainants
were Moses and Joseph KAPLAN, father and son.  They allege in their
complaint that they were in Castle Garden several days since, the only
money they had being $22 between them.  They came from Germany 
only a few months ago, but were unfortunate in not being able to procure
employment, and spent what funds they had with the exception of the
amount mentioned.  Their desire was to return to Bremen and they were
discussing the improbability of securing the necessary sum of money to pay
their passage on the steamer when they were accosted by a stranger who
had played the part of an eavesdropper.  He asked how much money they 
had and was told $22, whereupon he said that he had a philanthropic friend,
the owner of several sailing vessels which plied between New York and 
Bremen, and who could probably be induced to carry them over for the money
which they had, provided that they would lend a hand occasionally during
the voyage.  To this they agreed, and following the stranger were brought to
SCOTTO's residence, No. 133 Navy street, in this city.  SCOTTO said he
owned a number of vessels, and was willing, as a matter of charity, for the 
$22 to give the men passage.  He showed them a shield and after taking the
$22 gave each a ticket purporting to entitle them to a passage from New York
to Bremen.  When the men got to New York they found that the tickets were
worthless. They returned to this city and going before Justice WALSH swore
out a warrant for SCOTTO's arrest, giving the fact related above.  SCOTTO
was this morning taken into custody and brought before Justice WALSH.  As
the complainants were not in court when the case was called, SCOTTO was discharged.

26 December 1882
SURROGATE'S COURT  Wills proved -
William DELKE,
Catharine KANE,
Andreas DORMAN, 
Louisa W. HEDGE,
Ulrich SCHAUL,
Albert T. MORROW,
Linda R. POOLE,
Margaretha F. GEERY,
Andrew SMITH,
Vincenz BIET,
Augusta W. CLOSE,
William GUISCHARD, all of Brooklyn.

Letters of guardianship of the person and estate of Frederick W. DELKE
were granted to Maria W. DELKE;
of Maria C. and Constant FREEMAN to Wm. W. FREEMAN;
of Emma and May ADAMS to Ruth ADAMS;
of Joseph F. O'REILLY to Mary A. O'REILLY, all of Brooklyn.

Letters of administration were granted on the estates of the following
named deceased persons, viz:
Sarah S. TAYLOR,
Dorothy MURRAY,
Harriet BAYLOR,
Elizabeth TAYLOR,
George BARTON,
Henry W. VAN DAMM,
James SMITH,
Margaret RUNNEL,
Joseph STRONG,
Elizabeth H. CASPAR,
Kate (?), all of Brooklyn

27 December 1882
In the Court of Sessions to-day Judge MOORE sentenced William G.
RUSSELL, the youthful bigamist, to two years in the Penitentiary.

Rudolph OEHLMANN, who pleaded guilty to grand larceny in the second
degree, was sentenced to two years' imprisonment in the Penitentiary.  Judge
MOORE first sentenced OEHLMANN to three months and subsequently
changed the sentence to two years in accordance with the provisions of the
new Penal Code.

Thomas TYRRELL was fine $25 for assault and battery.

Margaret SAVAGE, by guardian, brought suit against Thomas WEEKS in 
the Special Term of the City Court before Judge McCUE to annul their
marriage.  It appears by the testimony that a youth named Cornelius VAN
SISE was very intimate with the plaintiff, who is not 19 years old, and made
indiscreet depositions to her which were submitted.  VAN SISE subsequently 
left the town and induced Thomas WEEKS, who was in the employ of VAN SISE's
father, to marry the girl in his stead.  The ceremony was performed at the
residence of a clergyman while some of the VAN SISE family stood on the
walk in front of the minister's house.  Judge McCUE handed down his decision
in the case to-day annulling the marriage.

28 December 1882
In the divorce suit of MARY A. CELLO, a girl 18 years old, against 
HENRY C. CELLO, for limited divorce on the ground of cruel and inhuman
treatment, Judge NEILSON to-day ordered the defendant to pay plaintiff $3
alimony and $50 counsel fee.

Surrogate LIVINGSTON handed down a decision to-day admitting to
probate the will of OTTO F. FISCHER.  The case has been stated at
length several times in the papers.

29 December 1882
-Justice GILBERT handed down a decision to-day in the suit for absolute
divorce of JACOB DECKER against MARY DECKER, confirming the
report of the referee, WASHINGTON E. PAGE, annulling the marriage.
The parties were married on the 9th of February 1881.  The testimony
showed that defendant claimed to be a widow and had one child by her
first husband.  It was discovered after the ceremony that defendant had
never before been married and that her child was illegitimate.  There was
no defense.

-Justice PRATT handed down a decision to-day in the suit for absolute
annulling the marriage.  The parties were married September 1881, and
in October following defendant gave birth to a child she subsequently 
admitted was illegitimate.  There was no defense.  SAMUEL P. POTTER 
appeared for the plaintiff.

JOHN STREIB, the lawyer, charged with swindling JACOB LEIX, waived
examination before Justice NEEHER this morning and was held for the Grand Jury.

FRANK and KATE OBRE, of 75 North Fourth street, charged with 
maltreating and neglecting their twin children, HENRY and MAMIE, aged
5 years, were sent to the Penitentiary for two months each by Justice
NACHER this morning.  The woman had just come from serving a term in
the Penitentiary.  The police found the children in a terrible condition of
dirt and starvation.  They will be take care of by the Society for the
Prevention of Cruelty to Children.

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