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1 April 1885
Mr. A. J. SPENCER yesterday moved for an order to show cause in the HAFF
divorce suit why the defendant should not be compelled peremptorily to
pay the $7 weekly alimony, ordered by the Court, at a specified time and
place.  Mr. HAFF declined to pay it for the current week, the first
after the order was made.  Counsel believed Mr. HAFF intended to skip a
week.  Order granted.

2 April 1885 
And the Liquor Dealer Retaliates by Giving Information. 
Some weeks ago the parents of Michael O'LEARY, a plumber's apprentice,
living at 119 Raymond street, brought suit against a liquor dealer and
recovered $75 damages from him for selling liquor to minor.  Evidence
was given at the trial to show the O'LEARY was only 19 years old.  Since
the verdict the liquor dealer has retaliated by giving information to
the United States authorities that on the 20th of October last O'LEARY
registered as a voter, and subsequently voted in his ward.  O'LEARY was
arrested this morning and held for the United States Grand Jury by
Commissioner ALLEN for illegal registering and voting.  He gave bail in
the sum of $250. 
She Repudiates Mr. Fowler's Transactions and Wants them Back. 
A complaint was filed in the County Clerk's Office this morning in the
suit of Marie Louise FOWLER against William TILLINGHAST, to recover four
$1,000 bonds.  Mrs. FOWLER complains that her husband disposed of the
bonds without her consent to defendant, who is alleged to have known
they were plaintiff's property, and threatens to sell them at public
auction in New York.  Mrs. FOWLER sues for the recovery of the bonds,
besides the interest on them drawn by the defendant since they came into
his possession.

The will of the late Mrs. Mary E. JONES, of No.167 Reid avenue, which
was contested in the Surrogate’s Court last week by the children of the
deceased, has been admitted to probate, the contestants withdrawing
their opposition.  Mrs. JONES bequeathed her estate, valued at $12,000,
to her second husband, to the exclusion of her several children, who set
up undue influence and unsound mind as a reason for contesting the will.
A. C. SHENSTONE for the will; James R. ALLABEN for the contestants.
SPECIAL NOTICE - In Consequence of the sudden bereavement in the family
the Spring opening which was announced for April 1 and 2 has been
postponed until Monday and the following day of next week. -   H. M.
WINTER, 489 Fulton st.
Why the Court Denied Support to a Lunatic’s Son 
Patrick O’DOWD, aged 17, applied to the Supreme Court for support and
maintenance out of the estate of Michael O’DOWD, his father, who was
recently adjudged a lunatic.  Judge BARTLETT says:
"This motion is denied, and I should impose costs on the petitioner, if
authority existed to do so.  His attitude toward his father upon the
trial in which the unfortunate old man was adjudged a lunatic was not
such as to entitle him to the favorable consideration of the Court."
The Grand Jury Presents its Concluding Batch of Indictments 
The Grand Jury entered the Court of Sessions this morning with the
following batch of indictments:
John BURNS and Edward MCDONALD for prize fighting; pleaded not guilty.
John E. CUMMINGS, selling policy slips at 170 Skillman avenue; pleaded
not guilty; two indictments.
John MALLOY, burglary third degree, grand larceny, second degree, for
stealing flags and cannons, the property of the Greenpoint Ferry
Company; pleaded not guilty.
Mary REYNOLDS, perjury; pleaded not guilty.
Louis EMMENER, attempted suicide.  The Grand Jury found no bill.  He was
indicted, however, for an assault in the first degree on Mary EMMENER,
his wife, on February 23, and pleaded not guilty. 

The Court Stops Her at the Outset and She is Indicted for Perjury 
In the New York Supreme Court, March 11, 1884, suit for $25,000 damages
was brought by Mary REYNOLDS against John MCTIERNAN, of the city.  She
swore in her complaint that he had promised to marry her, that he was
the father of her child and that she subsequently discovered him to be a
married man.  Before the case came on for trial counsel for MCTIERNAN
called the attention of the Court to the fact that Mary REYNOLDS had, in
the same court, on January 28, 1884, brought a similar suit against one
Josiah J. WEAVER, for $5,000 damages, the same date and the same child
figuring in both cases.  The Court ordered Mary’s arrest for perjury and
the March Grand Jury of this county, having examined a number of
witnesses, this morning returned an indictment for perjury against her,
to which she pleaded not guilty.
A Divorced Husband, Falling Heir to Fortune, Must Pay up. 
In 1872, Amanda B. NOSTRAND, of New York, began an action against
Nicholas W. NOSTRAND for divorce.  She got a decree of absolute divorce
in 187(3?) with alimony.  She sued him for arrears of alimony and he
went to Connecticut and sued her there for divorce on the ground of
abandonment.  He was beaten.  Judgment for arrears of alimony in the sum
of $3,00 was obtained, but as he had no money and was out of State,
nothing was done to collect the judgment until recently, when he fell
heir to about $5,00 under the will of his grandfather, Garret NOSTRAND,
of Flushing.  Mrs. NOSTRAND moved for leave to issue execution, and her
husband moved to set the judgment aside, on the ground that it was void.
Judge BARTLETT this morning denied defendant’s motion, and ordered
execution to issue against him.
For plaintiff, W. Q. JUDGE; for defendant, C. A. VAN NOSTRAND
And Very Much Surprised His Wife
An East Rockaway Gentleman MAKES A Discovery - Some Well Known Names
Which Figure in a Divorce Suit
Smith ABRAMS, of East Rockaway, L. I., yesterday swore to a complaint in
an action to obtain an absolute divorce from his wife, Ida M. ABRAMS.
They were married in 1866 and have one child, a girl.  Mr. ABRAMS is a
sporting man and the owner of several fast trotting horses.  Mrs. ABRAMS
is connected with one of the leading families of the village and is a
society lady.  It seems Mr. ABRAMS returned home when unexpected by his
wife.  He had told her that he was going to the city and might be absent
two or three days.  He left the train, however, and drove home when it
was dark. 
After some reconnoitering, Mr. ABRAMS succeeded in entering his
residence unobserved, and there, he alleges, he found a young gentleman
named Edward SOUTHARD.  The husband offered battle at once, and Mr.
SOUTHARD had to accept the challenge or tamely submit to a flogging.  A
very lively scrimmage ensued during which some furniture was demolished.
It is said that Mrs. ABRAMS looked on with the complacency of a
professional prize ring referee.  Mr. ABRAMS, being a man of about 40
and weighing about 170 pounds, had matters pretty much his own way
during the scuffle, Mr. SOUTHARD being a comparative youth, quite dudish
in manner and frail in physique.  His gore stained the carpets and the
flying missiles left numerous indentations in the richly papered walls,
besides knocking out a window or two.  Finally Mr. ABRAMS flung the limp
body of the youthful Lothario into the street, sparsely clothed, and
next day seemed to take infinite delight in exhibiting as trophies of
war specimens of the garments which will never again adorn the fragile
form of the winsome Mr. SOUTHARD.  The latter has made himself very
scarce since the evening of the encounter. 
Mr. ABRAMS, in his complaint, accuses Mrs. ABRAMS of too much
friendliness for Mr. SOUTHARD and there are three additional
correspondents' names in the complaint.  One is that of Dr. John H. B.
DENTON, an ex-coroner of Queens County, whose residence is at Freeport.
Dr. DENTON was one of the physicians who made the autopsy of the body of
Mr. E. C. BOYD, the aged proprietor of the drug store at the corner of
Third avenue and Sixteenth street, this city, whose death in the hut on
Meadow Island, Hempstead Bay, in July 1883, created such a profound
sensation.  Another of the correspondents is Samuel FURMAN, proprietor
of the Furman House at Pearsalls.  Mr. FURMAN will be recalled as the
man who was assaulted by the Rev. Peter KEARNEY, of Hempstead, and who
successfully prosecuted the priest both civilly and criminally.  The
fourth correspondent is Isaac HORSEFALL, who carries on an extensive
flour mill at Freeport and supplies breadstuffs to the charitable
institutions maintained by Queens County.  All of these codefendants are
married men with the exception of the downy faced Mr. SOUTHARD.  The
whole country side from Valley Stream to Babylon is in a state of
agitation caused by the scandal.
3 April 1885
Hannah O'Leary's Action Before the Surrogate 
An action for $685 for various services alleged to have been rendered
have been begun in the City Court by Hannah O'LEARY against the personal
estate of Adele CLIBBORNE, deceased.  The latter appears to have been a
somewhat eccentric character.  She is said to have been the adopted
daughter of a Mr. CLIBBORNE, well known in New York many years ago and
now dead.
Adele for a number of years had resided in this city.  A couple of years
ago Miss CLIBBORNE sold a house she owned in State street.  Instead of
supporting herself from the proceeds she took to begging, it is said,
from her friends, who relieved her daily needs in the belief that she
was in want.  In October last Miss CLIBBORNE died a charity patient in
the Long Island College Hospital.  It was believed she was destitute
till a search was made into her possessions, when, among other effects,
$6,000, mostly in cash, was found stored away in an old trunk.  Miss
CLIBBORNE was 40 years of age when she died.  The Surrogate has
appointed a public administrator over the deceased effects.  William J.
CARR is the plaintiff's attorney in the case.
Andrew Kent, the Executor, Sustained by Surrogate Bergen 
Surrogate BERGEN this morning handed down his opinion in the matter of
the judicial settlements of the accounts of Andrew KENT as executor of
the will of Jonathan Tremaine WELLS.  The opinion accepts the statement
of the executor that he only received $44,500 for property sold in New
York City.  Twenty railway shares, the opinion recommends, should be
sold, and 687 shares of the Terre Haute and Richmond Railroad should be
divided among the legatees.  The bills of A. P. W. SEAMAN for legal
services aggregating $1,080, and the fees of Auctioneer William TOOHEY
for selling Connecticut property, $465.26, are thought reasonable and
allowed.  The $5,000 bequeathed to William TAFT, or his issue, Mr. TAFT
having died before Mr. WELLS, Surrogate BERGEN thinks should be divided
among Mr. TAFT's children, and his grandchildren are not regarded as
issue within the intention of the testator.  The legacy left to Henry
WELLS, of Connecticut, who also died before testator, is ordered to be
divided among the other legatees, with whom is to be included Mr. KENT,
the executor.

Why Mrs. Potter is Demanding a Divorce 
Frank H. POTTER is employed as a clerk in the office of the Erie
Railroad, and receives a salary which enables him to live in fairly good
style in Lawrence street.  He was married in April 12, 1884, by the Rev.
Dr. HALLIDAY, and his wife now commences proceedings for a limited
divorce.  She is well known in musical circles in this city, and is
herself a finished artiste and vocalist.  She is a stylish, handsome
brunette, and will inherit considerable wealth.  Her sister is a very
rich lady residing on Bedford avenue.  In May, following her marriage,
her husband grew madly jealous of her if she spoke to any gentleman of
her acquaintance.  She set forth in her complaint that in July he pushed
her through a glass door by which her shoulder was hurt, and he
subsequently bit her finger so severely that she suffered for three
weeks.  On the 3rd of last month he dragged her downstairs at a house on
Sands street, and generally displayed such an inordinate weakness for
dragging her about the house that she declined to live with him.  The
case will be tried in the Supreme Court, Baldwin F. STRAUSS appearing
for the plaintiff.  The papers were issued on defendant on March 28, but
no answer has yet been filed.
Judge Bartlett Decides Not to Order a Jail Delivery 
On December 27, 1884, John FARRELL was tried before Justice Stephen
CAVANUGH, in Long Island City, on a charge of larceny, and committed to
the Penitentiary for six months.  On February 26, Mr. Baldwin F. STRAUSS
obtained a writ of habeas corpus, returnable March 3, on which date
FARRELL was taken before Judge BARTLETT.  Mr. STRAUSS argued that the
criminal code required in such cases that the Justice sit as in Special
Session, whereas the commitment showed that FARRELL had been sentenced
by Justice CAVANAUGH while sitting as police justice, for which reason
he moved for the discharge of his client, as a police justice had no
jurisdiction over the person or the offense.  Mr. STRAUSS was opposed by
District Attorney FLEMING, of Queens County.  Judge BARTLETT replied
that it was rather a fine point, but that to grant the motion might mean
in substance to order a jail delivery.  He therefore denied the motion. 
Who was Set Aside for her Step-daughter 
Edward C. STRONG, a New York oyster dealer, residing at No. 187 Wilson
street, was tried before Justice RHINEHART this morning on a charge of
abandonment made by his wife, Mrs. Isabella STRONG, who resides at No.
179 South Third street.  From the testimony it appeared that the
defendant was a widower with five children when he married the plaintiff
six years ago.  The trouble between the couple began two years since,
when he gave his daughter, who is now a young lady of 22 years,
practical control of his household affairs.  The wife rebelled and he
furnished a room for her to live elsewhere.  Latterly he neglected to
provide for her, and she instituted the present proceedings.  He
admitted having earned $2,000 last year, and was put under $500 bonds to
pay his wife $7 a week. 
The Aged Lunatic Said to Have Been Shipped to Ireland 
The motion to appropriate money of the estate of Michael O'DOWD, a
lunatic, to the support of his seventeen year old son having been
denied, it is said that the boy is willing to go to the Almshouse, as he
is incapable of working.  It appears that Michael O'DOWD, the father,
who is nearly 80 years old, disappeared about three weeks ago, and
inquiry showed that he had been shipped to Ireland.  He sailed, it is
said, on March 12.  The object in getting him out of the country is not
known.  His son and daughter knew nothing of his departure until long afterward. 
A Fifth Warder "Bitten, Scratched, Pounded and Seriously Wounded." 
Just a year ago Mr. Hamilton MITCHELL, carpenter, of Cumberland street,
was employed by Mrs. PRINCE, of North Oxford street, to erect a party
fence between her property and that of Mr. Denis MCNAMARA.  MITCHELL was
proceeding with the work when he was set upon by three dogs belonging to
MCNAMARA, one of them described as a very valuable hunting dog.  The
dogs were all loose and according to the complaint sworn to by Mr.
MITCHELL in a suit for damages, they rolled him over and "bit,
scratched, pounded and seriously wounded him."  He was bitten in the
face hand and knee, and now commences suit in the City Court to recover
$2,000 damages for the injuries.  Both parties are well known and own
real estate in the Fifth Ward.  Mr. Richard C. CURRAN represents the plaintiff.

The Murderer Responsible for His Crime. 
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4 April 1885
Judge CLEMENT this morning handed down a decision in favor of Isaac
MCLAUGHLIN in the suit for limited divorce brought by Sarah MCLAUGHLIN,
his wife.  The grounds of the complaint were cruel and inhuman
treatment, resulting in plaintiff's insanity and confinement in the
Flatbush Asylum.  Judge CLEMENT remarked that to decide in favor of
plaintiff would be to find, as requested, that Mrs. MCLAUGHLIN was
rendered insane by her husband's treatment, and as he could not so find
on the evidence he must decide for the defendant without costs.

An Old German Anxious to Get Out of Jail after Imprisonment. 
Henry SCHLEICH, an elderly German carriage smith, living on Siegel
street, E. D., was keeping up New Years', and had a few warm words with
his wife, advising her in high Dutch, to get out of his way or he would
break her neck.  On the following day he was sentenced by Justice MASSEY
to twenty-nine days in Raymond street jail on a charge of intoxication.
During his confinement his wife went before the same Justice and
obtained a warrant for her husband's arrest for threatening her life.
When SCHLEICH was released from Jail he was re-arrested, pleaded guilty
and committed by Justice MASSEY in default of $200 to keep the peace.
This morning Mr. Charles J. KURTH appealed from the Justice's decision
to Judge MOORE, on the ground that SCHLEICH did not understand English,
and pleaded guilty without fully understanding what he was doing.
Decision reserved.

5 April 1885
Justice Sherlock Able to Be in Court Only for a Short Time. 
Justice SHERLOCK was present at the Court of Sessions yesterday and it
was generally expected that the men charged with violating the Gambling
law would be sentenced.  They were all present on Friday according to
notifications received but were then notified by Clerk YORK to be in
court this morning.  As on previous similar occasions, the Court was
thronged, until the Clerk announced that sentences would be deferred
until Wednesday morning next, when the room was rapidly emptied. 
Judge MOORE was asked the reason of the further postponement of
sentence, and said, "Well, this is the first time in three weeks Justice
SHERLOCK has been able to be present, and I cannot sentence the
convicted men without conferring with him on the matter.  I shall see
him on Monday on the subject and sentence on Wednesday.  Tuesday is the
day for the spring elections in the townships, and there will be no
Court of Sessions on that day.

Which Occurred Suddenly on the Long Island Railroad. 
A motion to confirm the report of the referee was made yesterday
afternoon before Mr. Justice CULLEN in the Supreme Court, in the suit in
partition of Sarah A. BENNETT against William BENNETT and others.  In
1875, William BENNET, Sr. borrowed from William BENNETT, Jr., various
sums aggregating $2,400 and gave him a bond conditioned for the payment
of the money with lawful interest, reciting in the bond the dates when
the advances were made.  The bond was payable the day after the death of
William BENNETT, Sr.  In 1878, William BENNETT, Jr., was about to start
for Nicaragua and in anticipation of casualties drew and signed an
assignment of the bond and of all interest in his father's estate to his
sister, the plaintiff.  He deposited the assignment, the bond and
written instructions with Lawyer ANDERSON  of New York, who, in case of
the depositor's death, was to forward all the papers to his sister
Sarah.  The elder Bennett, who was long a resident of Franklin avenue,
removed to East New York, and in 1882 was run over and killed on the
Long Island Railroad.  All the family met at the funeral, and the son
then procured the papers and gave them notice that he held the bond.  He
read the documents to them and kept possession of them.  The suit in
partition was tried before Lawyer David BARNETT.  The sister claimed
that her brother gave the bond to her.  The referee held that he did
not, but that it was his anddrew interest from the death of his father.
Decision was reserved.
 W. J. SAYRES, for plaintiff; J. T. MAREAN, J.W. GEDNEY, S. T. MADDOX, V.
J. ARMSTRONG and George W. WILLS, for defendant.

Wills Proved and Letters of Administration and Guardianship Granted. 
The following business was transacted in the Surrogate's Court, before
Hon. Jacob L. BERGEN, during the past week:
Wills proved - 
Michael STAFF, of Berlin, Wayne County, PA;  
Andrew WICK, of Gravesend;
William MORRIS, 
Dominick COLGAN, 
Elizabeth GRILLETT, 
Michael MULCAHEY, 
Robert PUGSLEY, 
William GOLDEN, 
James HUGHES, 
Jane E. JONES, 
Margarette C. SCHAPP,  
Lucretia ACKESS. 
Orestes P. QUINTARD, all of the City of Brooklyn.
The will of Uba P. HADDOCK was proved before Hon. Henry A. MOORE, County
Judge, Acting as Surrogate.
Letters of Administration were granted on the estates of the following
named deceased persons:
James MCGREGOR, of the Town of New Utrecht; 
Augustine E. MORIARTY,
Rachel MCCURRY, 
Julia A. LOWERY, 
James C. CALDER, 
Charles M. FIELD, 
Eva LUTZ, 
Bernard MAXWELL,
Julia COFFEY, 
Robert SIMPSON, 
William J. WHEELER, 
Jane E. BEETS, 
Patrick MOORE, 
Frederick HUFFMEYER, all of the City of Brooklyn; 
Joseph HENRY, of Saint Remy, France.
Letters of guardianship of the person and estate 
of Alice LAWS were granted to John LAWS, 
of James B. LEARY and Mary A. LEARY to Margaret J.LEARY,
of Cora BRIGGS and Viola BRIGGS to Robert J. WILKIN, 
of John WICK, Andrew WICK, and William WICK to Herminer WICK, 
of Robert L.ANDERSON and Agnes B. ANDERSON to Sarah E. ANDERSON, 
of James HUGHES and Maggie D. HUGHES to Maggie L. HUGHES, 
of Patrick V. HICKEY, Jr., to Patrick V. HICKEY, 
of William SCHMIDT, Emma SCHMIDT, Charles SCHMIDT,
	John SCHMIDT and Augusta SCHMIDT, to August SCHMIDT, all of the County
of Kings.
A Statement on the Subject by District Attorney Ridgway. 
The recent publication of charges made against Justice SHERLOCK, of New
Lots, almost two years ago has made it necessary for his friends to
consult the records of the District Attorney's office with a view to
showing the absurdity of the allegations made.  District Attorney
RIDGWAY has authorized the publication of the following statement:
This is to certify that a complaint was preferred against William
Sherlock, Esq., of the Town of New Lots, in October 1883, for
malfeasance in office and that the charge was examined by the Grand Jury
of Kings County in the October (1883) term of the Court of Sessions.
The following witnesses were called and examined:  Adolph KENDALL, John
WALTERS, Joseph KAISER, Alexander ROSS, John WARREN and E. B. CADLEY.
The evidence given was deemed insufficient by the Grand Jury and there
was no indictment found.
James W. RIDGWAY, District Attorney
A.	H. WALKLEY, Chief Clerk
Suit was commenced in the City Court yesterday by Frederick PFAEFFLER,
of 229 Stagg street, against Ernest OCHS, the brewer, to recover $10,000
DAMAGES FOR INJURIES SUSTAINED.  From the complaint it appears plaintiff
fell down an open hatchway in the brewery on November 4 last from the
third story to the cellar, breaking his leg and sustaining internal
injuries, from which he will never fully recover.  The plaintiff alleges
negligence on the part of Mr. OCHS.
Henry FUEHRER for plaintiff.
6 April 1885
Martha W. REDMOND has got a decree of divorce, absolute against Edmund J. REDMOND.

Their Labors Will be Less than Those of Their Predecessors 
The Grand Jury for the April term was sworn in this morning in the Court
of Sessions.  Judge MOORE remarked in his charge that their labors would
be considerably less than those of their predecessors owing to the
passage of the bill in the Legislature which gives the Brooklyn police
justices jurisdiction over a number of cases of misdemeanors and minor
offenses which have hitherto occupied the time of the Grand Jury and the
Court of Sessions.  Following is the Grand Jury;
Foreman, Aaron BANCROFT, merchant, 163 South Oxford street 
John W. RUMPT, farmer, Flatlands 
Franklin VURGASON, secretary, 196 Twelfth street
 George M. VAN DEVENTER, merchant, 96 Park place
 George A. DUNNISON, insurance, 170 Madison street 
Benjamin BODY, builder, 33 Hicks street 
George HEAD, fruit, 147 Warren street 
Arthur J. LOCKWOOD, steel, 109 St. James place 
William TABOR, publisher, 746 Bedford avenue 
Lincoln N. PATTENGAN, merchant, 90 Third place 
Cornelius H. TREBOUT, hardware wagons, 146 Java street
 David RAIT, stoves, 300 Cumberland street
 John J. GARDINER, livery, 494 Atlantic street
 Theodore VOITLANDER, artist, 182 Ellery street
 James B. MEAD, foreman, 496 Marcy avenue
 Thomas DELANEY, butcher, 481 Manhattan avenue 
Thomas JAMES, insurance, 413 Union street 
Arthur HARKINS, butcher, Wythe avenue, corner of Throop 
Joseph IHLES, collector, 109 Washington street 
Patrick CAHIL, agent, 700 Dean street 
George H. BURR, clothing, 151 Taylor street 
Stephen STRYKER, tailor, Gravesend 
Elihue PORTER, builder, 1,615 Pacific street
A Generous Man's Most Unpleasant Surprise.
He Befriends a Lonely German and Lives to Repent It - What Jacob
Bertrand Discovered Because he Did Not Walk Across the Bridge. 
Mr. Jacob BERTRAND, a well to do grocer, residing and doing business at
No. 41 Gerry street, is aged about 35, and his wife 32 years.  Till
recently they have lived happily together.  In October last, however,
there arrived a countryman of theirs from Alsatian Germany, named Emil
WEINSUCKER, a tripling of 18 years.  The lad having no friends, BERTRAN
good naturedly welcomed him to his home till he should be able to obtain
employment.  Here he remained till Sunday, March 22, when young
WEINSUCKER, having taken a walk across the bridge and back, Mrs.
BERTRAND mildly suggested top her husband in the evening that a walk
over the bridge would do him good, too.  Mr. BERTRAND  appearing to
favor her suggestion, left home soon afterward, but instead of going
over the bridge he went to a saloon in the vicinity and obtained a glass
of cider. 
Returning unexpectedly he was dismayed to find rather strong evidence to
show that his youthful guest had already displaced him in the affections
of his wife.  Waiting for no explanation he instantly ejected the
ingrate, not withstanding the inclemency of the weather.  BERTRAND went
over to New York next morning and on his return found that his wife had
disappeared.  He succeeded some days later in finding an expressman who
had taken some trunks to the pier of the Boston steamers on the North
River for Mrs. BERTRAND.  Thither he accordingly went, and was lucky in
meeting WEINSUCKER himself, who, it would seem, had come for the trunks.
Confronted by his host he acknowledged his guilt.  Submissively yielding
to BERTRAND's peremptory demand he accompanied him to the Eastern
District where, in the presence of witnesses, he opened a sachel and
handed BERTRAND his watch and chain, which had disappeared
simultaneously with Mrs. BERTRAND.  WEINSUCKER said that Mrs. BERTRAND
gave them to him.  The case has been placed in the hands of Counselor W.
W. BUTCHER, of the Garfield Building, and a suit for absolute divorce
has been begun by service of summons.  Since then Mrs. BERTRAND has
returned from Boston and asserts her innocence.  The youth WEINSUCKER,
it is said, has returned to Germany.
Last Summer Hugo EICHORST, of No. 113 Rochester avenue, worked for Peter
BERG, a baker of No. 1,039 ½ Pacific street.  At the beginning of July
he left, saying he was going to Milwaukee. On the evening of the 6th of
July, however, he returned to Mr. BERG’s house, and asked to be allowed
to stay all night, as he had changed his mind about leaving the city.
He had with him $104, which he gave to Mr. BERG for safekeeping, but
when he demanded its return in a few days he was told that the money had
been spent.  EICHORST brought suit in Judge COURTNEY’s court on
Saturday, for the recovery of the amount and BERG stated in defense that
he had received the money as a loan and was willing to pay interest.
Judgment was given for the plaintiff.
A Liquor Dealer Outwits the Law and Order Man. 
The Law and Order Society in Smithtown Village has been trying for some
time to close up David C. CANNON’s barroom, by rigorously prosecuting
him for selling liquor without a license.  On one occasion he was fined
fifty dollars, and his bartender was arrested for perjury.  Hearing that
another warrant was out for his arrest for selling liquor on a
particular day, CANNON had a friend to make a complaint against him for
the same offense before Justice METCALF, and pleading guilty he was
fined ten dollars.  When the other complaint was called for trial,
CANNON produced the prior record of conviction, and the proceeding had
to be dismissed.

7 April 1885
John DOYLE, a young man, arrested a week ago for stealing $25 worth of
clothing from Abram KRONE's clothing store, 128 Fulton street, pleaded
guilty before Justice WALSH this morning and was committed to the
Penitentiary for six months.
John KEYCRAFT was sent to the Penitentiary for four months by Justice
MASSEY this morning for stealing door mats from residences on the Hill.
This morning Chief Justice BARNARD granted a decree of divorce absolute
in favor of John against Jane COPPLESTONE.  Plaintiff lives at No. 24
Smith street.

-Judge CULLEN has granted a decree of divorce in favor of Nelson J.

The two Italians, Guiseppe BOLONA and Augustine STERITO, charged with
stabbing Peter MURPHY and James O'BRIEN on Union street on the 28th of
February, during the trouble which grew out of the longshoremen's strike
were this morning held for the Grand Jury by Justice BERGEN.
Whose Exploits in Brooklyn Cost Him Forty Dollars. 
Daniel STENSON, a young farmer from Hempstead, was examined before
Justice WALSH this morning upon a charge of fast driving and of having
assaulted Officer BAIRD, of the Mounted Squad, with his whip.  The
testimony showed that STENSON and a friend, William H. BALDWIN, of East
New York, were in the former's farm wagon on the afternoon of March 28.
STENSON was driving almost at a gallop in Atlantic avenue.  At Fourth
avenue Officer HERMAN, of the Tenth Precinct, saw the team approaching
and STENSON lashing the horse.  The officer called on STENSON to stop.
Instead of doing so, the farmer urged his horses to greater speed, and
if the officer had not got out of the way he would have been run over.
Mounted Policeman BAIRD saw the team at this point, put spurs to his
horse and soon had STENSON's horses by the head and stopped them.  He
told STENSON he was under arrest and would have to go to the station
house.  BAIRD rode by the team for about a block, when suddenly STENSON
whipped up his horses again and tried to break away.  BAIRD caught up
with him and held the horses heads again.  Then STENSON struck BAIRD
three or four times with his whip. 
	"You farmers must behave yourselves when you come to Brooklyn.  $10
dollars for fast driving, or ten days in jail," said Judge WALSH. "For
assaulting the officer $30 fine or thirty days in the Penitentiary."
Brought Under the Civil Damage Act and Dismissed. 
Ann WEHNES, who advertises as a fortune teller under the name of Madame
STEVENS, and resides on Degraw street near Clinton, sued John BOLGER, a
saloon keeper, to recover $2,000 under the Civil Damage act, alleging
that the defendant had supplied her husband with liquor against her
solicitations.  The case was called yesterday, when it was said that the
plaintiff was sick.  It was called again this morning.  The plaintiff
was still sick and had to quit the court.  The complaint was dismissed
by Judge CULLEN at Circuit.
For plaintiff, J. E. SWANSTROM; for defendant, P. KEADY.
Several Brooklyn Charities to Benefit by Mr. Kimm's Will. 
The will of John G. KIMM, of Flatbush, was admitted to probate in the
Surrogate's office this morning.  Mr. KIMM died at Jacksonville, Fla.,
where he had been residing for the benefit of his health.  His will is
dated May 10, 1884, and leaves the bulk of his property to Mrs.
Bathsheba KIMM, his widow, who is made executrix.  To nephews and nieces
he bequeaths about $35,000, and the remainder of the estate he orders
sold and reinvested in Government and railroad bonds, the interest on
which is to be paid to Mrs. KIMM during her lifetime.  After her death
the whole principal is to be converted into cash, and paid out as
follows to the several charitable institutions named:  The Orphan Asylum
(Reformite Waisenhaus), of Bremen, Germany, $2,000; the balance of the
money is to be equally divided between the Brooklyn Protestant Orphan
Asylum, Atlantic avenue; the Society to Improve the Condition of the
Poor, of Brooklyn; the Institute  for Destitute Children, of Brooklyn;
and the newsboys of the City of Brooklyn (presumably, the Newsboys'
Home).  Abraham L. DITMAS and Theodore B. LOTT, both of Flatbush, were
witnesses to the will.
Several Unsuccessful Attempts to Attach Mrs. Hannan's Property. 
In November last, Mrs. T. F. HANNAN, a wealthy lady, eloped with Thomas
JOHNSON, a painter, residing with his wife and children on Grand street.
The couple repaired to Austin, Texas, where they have since lived
together.  Shortly after their disappearance, Mrs. Ella JOHNSON
commenced a suit against Mrs. HANNAN to recover $10,000 for alienating
her husband's affections.  She sought to attach two houses on Graham
avenue, the property of Mrs. HANNAN who purchased them with money left
by her deceased husband.  The Supreme Court denied her motion.  Shortly
after that, Lydia HANNAN, defendant's sister, who was familiar with
plaintiff, obtained an attachment against the property for an alleged
board bill of $500.  The sheriff levied on the houses.  In the suit for
damages the answer to the complaint was signed by Mr. Henry FUEHRER.
Attorney for Mrs. HANNAN, in her absence, Counsellor Edward C. DEVYR
returned the answers to Mr. FUEHRER, on the ground that they were not
verified by the defendant.  Mr. FUEHRER replied by moving for an order
that the complaint in the suit be served on him instead of on the
defendant whom he represents.  On May 20 counsel for plaintiff moved for
judgment by default against Mrs. HANNAN.  This morning Judge CULLEN
decided that personal service on defendant was necessary and that the
verifications had been sufficient.  Ten dollars costs were allowed the
defendant to abide the event.

Counsel for Mrs. Yseult DUDLEY, who shot O'DONOVAN ROSSA several months
ago, made application in the Court of Oyer and Terminer, New York, this
morning, for the appointment of a commission for the purpose of taking
the testimony of persons in England relative to the sanity of the
accused.  District Attorney FELLOWS opposed the application, and
decision was reserved.
A Fence, a Cow and a Dog Lend to a Rupture.
 Mrs. Bridget MONAHAN lives at 1,475 Dean street, and Mrs. Mary CAMPBELL
keeps cows close by.  Plaintiff keeps a dog, and defendant's children
chased the canine, and the canine afterward chased defendant's cow
through an aperture in the fence made by Mrs. MONAHAN.  They had words
afterward, and a number of witnesses in the City Court yesterday alleged
that Mrs. CAMPBELL used a very strong epithet to Mrs. MONAHAN.  All the
witnesses differed as to the epithet, and even the complaint in the case
differed from them all.  Mrs. CAMPBELL is a very large lady and
testified volubly, while her husband is a very small man, and testified
to nothing but that the parties to the suit had always been friendly.
He convulsed the Court room by asserting that the ladies had been
laughing at each other in Court, while as a matter of fact, Mrs. Monahan
was looking daggers at Mrs. CAMPBELL.  Mrs. MONAHAN asked $2,000
damages, and the jury decimated her hopes by giving her $200.
 COOKE & SALMON for plaintiff; Charles J. PATTERSON for defendant.

8 April 1885
Some Real Estate Matters Which are Claimed to Have Benn Fraudulent. 
The defendants in the suit of Annie HEIDT against Herman VOSS and others
yesterday moved to send the cause for trial before a jury.  Chief
Justice BARNARD denied the motion and directed the cause to be tried at
the Equity Term of the Supreme Court.  Annie HEIDT got a verdict against
VOSS, who is liquor dealer, for about $1,100 on May 17, 1883.  The same
day, fifteen minutes after the verdict was rendered, and twenty minutes
before the rendering of judgment, VOSS placed on record a deed of
property on Sumner avenue and Kosciusko street to his wife.  VOSS
appealed to the General Term of the Supreme Court, which affirmed the
judgment.  He then appealed to the Court of Appeals.  Bernard MIDAS and
Mrs. VOSS were on his bond.  In December, 1884, MIDAS failed and on
January 10, 1885, Mrs. VOSS conveyed the property to George H.
SCHMEDAS(?), her husband's cousin, for the alleged consideration of
$11,400.  Both sureties then became worthless and on January 20 the
appeal was dismissed.  Plaintiff claims that the deed by VOSS to his
wife was fraudulent.  VOSS claims that he gave it in consideration of
his wife's having released her dower right in other property some years ago.
 W. B. HURD and Charles O. GRIM for plaintiff; H. J. GREATA and J. A.
WERNBERG for defendants.
Charles S. LOPER died at Riverhead recently, leaving a large estate.  On
Monday his real estate in Suffolk County was sold.  The sum realized was
$194, ???. 

9 April 1885
Richard CONLON and Denis CONNORS, employed by Elward HIRSCH of Flatbush,
and John MC GARRY, employed by William H. KINGSLEY, also of Flatbush,
were arrested at Hamilton Ferry yesterday afternoon for carting garbage
through the streets without a permit.  Judge BERGEN fined them $8 each
this morning.

Thomas BROWN, the colored man from Baxter street, New York, who has made
himself famous by the number of sneak robberies he has committed in
South Brooklyn during the last month, was held for the Grand Jury by
Judge Walsh this morning.

10 April 1885
Last week the squabble in the Court House corridor for the possession of
the child of Katie HANNER and Peter SCHWARTZ, an Eastern District
Tailor, was decided in favor of SCHWARTZ.  Katie Hanner had been before
the Special Term City Court to recover her child, of which Schwartz, a
married man, was the putative father.  Mrs. Schwartz was desirous of
keeping her husband's child as she had none of her own.  This morning
the contest was resumed in Special Term, City Court, and after hearing
further evidence, the custody of the child was given to the mother.  The
nurse who held the child parted with the juvenile Peter with reluctance
and many long German words and the mother left the court hugging her
offspring, amid remonstrances of the servant.

11 April 1885
The somber appearance of the crowd which assembled in Judge BERGEN’s 
Court was highly relieved this morning by the bright uniforms of the 
members of a German band.  They were six in number and wore blue suits.  
Their coats were adorned by two rows of dazzling brass buttons arranged 
in naval fashion.  The musicians might easily have been mistaken for 
naval officers had it not been for their caps, which were essentially 
of a Teutonic character and of the kind generally affected by the members 
of the peace destroying fraternity to which the wearers belong.  Each of 
them was armed with an instrument of torture which he carried carefully 
under his arm.  Two were provided with cornets, two others bore formidable 
trombones, with mouths like a twenty ton gun, another carried a piccolo,  
while a blue eyed flaxen youth carried a deadly specimen of the 'ear piercing fife.' 
The cause of their appearance in court was explained when Officer RENDICH, 
of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, took the stand and 
stated that he had arrested Christian DRUM, the leader of the peripatetic 
destroyers of harmony, for allowing his son, Johan DRUM a boy of 15 years 
of age to play a musical instrument in public. This is an infraction of the 
law which forbids any one under 16 years of age from following this exemplary 
calling.  When Officer RERNDICH arrested Drum the band was in Court street near 
Butler, throwing its whole soul into a rendition of that touching air, 'Dream Faces'.  
Mr. Drum resented the officer’s interference and was highly indignant when he 
was told that he was under arrest.  He admitted, at first that he was the father 
of the boy, but afterward denied it when questioned by Judge Bergen.  The 
prisoner could not speak a word of English, none of the party having been in 
the country more than a month.  The services of an interpreter was secured, and 
Mr. Drum was informed that he would be held for examination as he pleaded not guilty.
The Judge told him, however, that if he admitted the charge he would only fine 
him $1 on condition that he promised to prevent the alleged musical effort 
of the boy cornetist.  The defendant on consideration accepted the terms of 
the surrender and produced a dollar from a well filled wallet.  He was leaving 
the court when a compatriot suggested the terms of the surrender and produced 
a dollar from a well filled wallet.  He was leaving the court when a compatriot 
suggested to him that the least he could do was to draw up his men on Butler 
street and give the Judge an exhibition of their combined talent in return 
for his leniency.  Mr. Drum nodded his head and passed out one minute later 
a terrible crash was heard a commingling of harsh and rasp like notes 
reverberated through the court room which finally resolved themselves 
into what Joe EVANS, who is a musical critic of high order, pronounced to 
be 'God Save the Queen.'  Having finished that air, they were preparing 
to execute 'Die Wacht On Rhein' when Officer BEECHERR appeared at the side 
door with a four foot club and drove them away.

Newport RI, April ll
The FOSDICK divorce case was continued this morning.  All the time w
as occupied by counsel arguing as to whether the court had jurisdiction, 
whether the petitioner was a bona fide resident, and whether the agreement 
under which the parties separated was not only a condition, but a bar to 
these proceedings,  The court now has this case.

James CROTTY, of this city, died in May, 1876, appointing Mary Emma CROTTY 
and Louisa CROTTY, his daughters, as executrixes of his will.  The Misses 
CROTTY have employed Richard B. KIMBALL as their attorney, and have 
recently commenced suit against him to recover $6,123, money alleged to 
have been received by him as their attorney, and which he has repeatedly 
refused or neglected to surrender to them.  An order of arrest was granted, 
and on April 7 Mr. Kimball was arrested and held to $2,500 bail to answer 
in the suit.  Papers were filed today.

A motion was made this morning in the Supreme Court, before Mr. Justice CULLEN, 
to compel the plaintiff to file costs in the action of Josiah C. NORTON 
against Thomas MILLER, Jr for $5,000 damages for assault and battery. 
The motion was under the section of the military code which provides that 
anyone bringing suits against a member of the National Guard for anything 
done in the performance of his duty shall be required to file security for 
costs  The plaintiff is a doorman in the employ of the Long Island Railroad 
Company at Long Island City, and MILLER is captain of the Seventeenth Company, 
Third Brigade, Second Division,  N.G.S.N.Y.  In February last, while plaintiff 
was on duty, the defendant, followed by several of the members of his company, 
endeavored to force their way through the gate without having their tickets
punched.  NORTON resisted and MILLER ordered him to be placed under arrest.  
Judge  CULLEN denied the motion.  He held that the defendant must show that 
what he did was under authority.  The mere fact that he was in uniform gave 
him no authority.  Troops on parade must respect property the same as citizens.  
The defendant was an absolute trespasser.

Mrs. Phillis NICHOLSON, in September, 1882, rented apartments in the house 
of James O’NNEILL at the corner of Prince and Willoughby streets.  On the 
20th of that month she was going down stairs and stumbled over a joint of 
roast beef, which had been left on the stairs for a moment.  She fell, 
sustaining internal injuries, and brought suit in the City Court, before 
Judge CLEMENT yesterday.  Mr. Charles J. PATTERSON, her counsel, asked 
for $5,000 damages.  Jere A. WERNBERG, for Mr. O’Neill endeavored to 
prove that the beef was reposing on a private stairway which Mrs. NICHOLSON 
had no right to use.  The jury differed with the defense and awarded the 
plaintiff $45 damages.  Mr. Patterson moved for a new trial on the ground 
that the verdict was inadequate, but Judge Clement denied the motion.

John MEYER, aged about 35 years, who has already served several terms 
in the Penitentiary on various charges, was detected on Thursday evening 
in the act of stealing a pair of shoes from the store of Charles BOCHAT, 
415 Grand street.  While Officer MILLER was arresting him he made violent 
resistance, but was finally lodged in the Sixth Precinct Station House.  
This morning Justice NAEHER, recognizing h the prisoner as an old offender, 
awarded him one year in the Penitentiary.

12 April 1885
The Court of OYER and TERMINER for Queens County will convene in the 
Court House at Long Island City Monday morning.  The first day will 
be devoted to the civil business and the Grand Jury.  On Tuesday morning, 
Charles H. RUGG will be relapsed from his shackles and arraigned at the 
bar to receive a sentence of death for the murder of he MAYBEE women.  
The negro has increased his avoirdupois nearly fifty pounds during his 
imprisonment, and now weighs over two hundred and forty pounds.  The 
execution will take place in the jail.  The scaffold on which 
DELANY, JACKSON and JARVIS were hung may be used, but at present a new 
plan is under consideration which will dispense with the gallows entirely.

In the Court of OYER and TERMINER in Queens County, Tuesday, Henry S. 
DEBEVOISE will be put on trial on an indictment charging him with stealing 
$107,000 from the people of Long Island City while holding the office of 
Mayor of the city.  It is two years since when the Civil Service suits 
against him was tried, involving, the same facts a verdict for $107,000 
was rendered in favor of the People.  Since then DEBEVOISE has been in 
the Queens County Jail, but not closely confined.  When RUGG, the murderer, 
escaped, DEBEVOISE was acting as jailor.  District Attorney FLEMING 
will prosecute the case, and the accused will be defended by ex-Senator COVERT.

The body of the man which was found in Coney Island Creek, near the Gunther 
railroad crossing, has not yet been identified.  It was supposed to be that 
of Mr. S. S. CONANT, the missing editor of Harper’s Weekly.  It is now 
positively certain that such is not the case.  It was also believed that 
it might be the body of Erastus HALL HAIGHT the Jersey City Stenographer, 
who has been missing since February 28, but one of his relatives visited 
Stillwell’s morgue, at Gravesend, and positively states that the remains 
are not those of Mr. HAIGHT.  The body still remains at STILLWELL’s, and 
so far is unidentified.

13 April 1885
An action for limited divorce has been commenced in the City Court by 
Ellen BRENNAN, through her counsel, Mr. Anthony DARMSTADT, against John F. BRENNAN.  
The parties were married in 1873 at Hartford, Conn., where they resided until 1880, 
when they removed to Brooklyn.  Wile at Hartford the Brennan’s were well to do and 
moved in the good society, the defendant having been connected with the Police 
Department of that city for a long period.  It is alleged by the plaintiff that
since coming hither the defendant has become addicted to drink, and under its 
influence assumes the role of the modern wife beater.  Two pretty children are 
the issue of the marriage.  Brennan is serving a term in the County Jail for 
beating his wife and children.  
A laughable incident occurred at the jail when the summons and complaint 
were served.  Joseph HAYS, a private detective inquired there for Brennan 
whose services are utilized in the cook house.  Hays met Brennan under the 
gallows on which MILLS was hanged and made known his object.  Brennan was 
alarmed and before service of his papers could be made, fled to the prison yard 
and thence into the old jail, with Hays hotly in pursuit.  Hays attached a string 
made into a noose to the papers and finally lassoed his game in the cellar of
the old jail.  C. J. KURTH represents the defendant.


Denis HARRINGTON was before Justice MASSEY this morning charged with
having abandoned his wife and two children.  He said he was willing to
support his wife, but it was impossible for him to do so.  When he
bought furniture for the house she would sell or pawn it for liquor.
When he gave her money for food she bought liquor,   When he brought
food home to her she would not cook it.  By her habits of intoxication
she had made him lose several positions.  Justice Massey put him under
bond to give $3 per week for the support of his children, who will be
put in an institution by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to
Children.  The wife was sent to the Penitentiary for ninety days on a
charge of intoxication.

George FINN From Injuries Received at Michael BROPHY’S Hand.
A row about a crazy quilt won, at a raffle March 21, took place on that
date at Michael BROPHY’S saloon, on the corner of Douglass and Bond streets.  
It was enlivened by a struggle which took place between BROPHY and George FINN,
in which the latter received a violent push and, staggering backward,
fell with his head against the corner of the icebox.  He received a
severe scalp wound, but after a while was able to walk to his home with
the assistance of a friend named Bernard CHAMBERS.  Next day he made a
charge of assault against Brophy, who was arrested on a warrant issued
by Judge BERGEN.
	The case, when it came up, was adjourned, bail being accepted for the
prisoner’s appearance.  For the first two weeks after receiving the
injury, Finn was confined to his house, but nothing serious was
apprehended.  A few days since he became much worse and the physician
attending him, Dr. DOWER, began to entertain serious doubts concerning
his recovery.  Yesterday morning the patient was in such a condition
that Dr. Dower thought it was his duty to inform the police, so that
they might summon the Coroner to take his anti-mortem statement.  This
was done, and Coroner MENNINGER, accompanied by Brophy and Policeman
RORKE, of the Third Precinct, by whom he had been rearrested, went to
the dying man’s house.  The statement which he made was substantially as
given above, and he positively identified Brophy.  This morning Finn was
still alive, but the doctors in attendance on him did not expect that he
would live through the day.  Brophy was taken before Judge Bergen this
morning, who adjourned the case for a week holding him to await the
result of Finn’s injuries.

To Recover $5,000 for the Death of Her Husband.
In the Circuit Court of Queen’s County, this morning, Judge BARNARD,
presiding, a jury was obtained in the case of Mary E. MC KENNA against
the East River Ferry Company.  The suit is brought to recover $5,000
from the company for the death of Plaintiff’s husband.  In March, 1884,
John MC KENNA was a passenger on one of the boats of the company from
Thirty-fourth street.  As the boat approached the slip on the Hunter’s
Point side, Mc Kenna stepped over the obain[?], and in attempting to
jump ashore fell by reason of ice on the deck, and was crushed between
the boat and the bridge.  He died in new York Hospital.  His widow
testified to-day that he was twenty-nine years old.  The defense is,
that the deceased violated the rules and contributed to effect his own
death by carelessness.

Mary KING Injured by Her Dusky Lord and Master.
Mary KING, a white woman, appeared before Justice MASSEY this morning,
to prosecute James COXSON, a colored man, with whom she had been living,
for striking her over the head with a frying pan, because she had failed
to provide supper for him.  She almost died from the result of her
injuries. Coxon said he was an old Brooklynite, having lived in the city
over sixty years.  He had a wife and ten children, but had left them to
live with the complainant.  he had provided her with a home all through
the winter, and had done all he could to make her comfortable.  On the
day of the assault he gave her money to buy liquor with, and also to
purchase food for his supper.  She promised to give him soup.  All
through the day he had worked hard, buoyed up by the anticipation a soup
supper.  when he got home he found the woman intoxicated and there was
no fire, no light and no supper.  He thought of how he had worked to
keep her out of the cold and snow, and it made him so mad that he picked
up the first thing he could lay his hands on and struck her over the
head.  He did not mean to hurt her.  The magistrate accepted a plea of
guilty of assault in the third degree and sent Coxon to the Penitentiary
for six months.

John HERSCH, of 20 North Eighth street, was held to await the action of
the Grand Jury by Justice Massey this morning, for having assaulted
Lizzie CAMPBELL, an 8 year old girl, of 323 Flushing avenue.

George PITT, of No. 1031 Flushing avenue, was fined $5 by Justice MASSEY
this morning for street lounging.

John DUNN, of No. 44 Green lane, was sent to the Penitentiary for six
months by Justice MASSEY this morning for having struck a woman while he
was intoxicated.

James MC KEON, William TIGHT and George QUINN were 'working the growler'
on the corner of Schenck street and Park avenue last evening.  They were
arrested by Officer HUNT.   Justice MASSEY sent McKeon and Quinn to jail
for twenty-nine days.  In the case of TIGHE, the sentence was suspended.

Mary MC GOVERN, a girl of 19, from Liverpool, was sent to the House of
the Good Shepherd by Justice MASSEY this morning for six months.  Her
brother alleged that she had been associating with people of impure
character, and said that her value[?] was not strong enough to keep her

A suit for absolute divorce brought by Mrs. Mary E. STRONG from Mr.
Davis STRONG, son of Demas STRONG, was heard by Judge VAN WYCK, in
Special Term, City Court, this morning, with closed doors.  Brewster
KISSAM for the plaintiff; HURD & GRINN for defendant.

In the suit for divorce of Addie against James H. HATHAWAY, the motion
for counsel fee is denied, with leave to renew if the referee’s report
is in her favor.

Counsel fee of $100 and $25 a month alimony is allowed to defendant in
the suit for divorce of Charles A. against Fanny KITTELL.

Lawrence PHALEN was before Justice MASSEY this morning charged with
having broken the nose of William FOSTER, of 1291 DeKalb avenue.  The
accused obtained an adjournment.

Charles ABENDROTH alias SMITH, a troublesome sneak thief, was sent to
the Penitentiary for one year by Justice MASSEY this morning.  He stole
a pair of boots from a store on Broadway Saturday night.

14 April 1885
The Queens County Grand Jury completed its labors last night.  Henry
STEWART and John ROSENMULLER of New York, were indicted for burglary
committed at Hempstead.  This morning STEWART pleaded guilty, and was
sentenced to one year's imprisonment in the Kings County penitentiary.
ROSENMUILLER pleaded not guilty.  John DOXEY, of Jamaica, was indicated
for feloniously assaulting a woman.  A commission was appointed this
morning to inquire into DOXEY's sanity.

Which Led to a Suit for Two Hundred Dollars
Albert SCHNEIDERWENT owns and occupies the first floor of the building
No.  64 North English street, and Joseph OESTREICHER, his tenant, lives
with his family on the second floor.  Each man has a cat and the felines
make music in the hallway nightly, to the annoyance of both families.
Mr. SCHNEIDERWENT declared that it was his tenant's cat indulged in the
nocturnal serenade, but Mr. OESTREICHER protested that his feline was
more mannerly, and to satisfy himself that he was correct in his
conclusions, he locked his cat in one night.  The landlord's pet made
music all night, to the delight of Mr. OESTREICHER, who called his
attention to that fact.  Mr. SCHNEIDERWENT  was not satisfied and
declared that if OESTREICHER's cat was not removed the tenant should
leave, but the latter defied him, and the landlord brought suit before
Justice RHINEHART, this morning, against the tenant for $200 for
permitting his cat to willfully and maliciously deprive him of his
rest.  The magistrate dismissed the case.

Mrs. Kate f. MONJO's Suit Against Her Husband on a Bill of Sale
Kate F. MONJO's suit against her husband, Domingo M. MONJO, to recover
about $8,000 worth of furniture, was on trial yesterday afternoon and
this morning at Circuit, before Mr. Justice CULLEN and a jury.
Plaintiff was sued by her husband for divorce, and the complaint was
dismissed.  She pursued her children into Canada, where her husband had
taken them, and, after legal process, secured the youngest.  Her husband
owes a large amount of alimony, and has quitted the State.  An
attachment has been issued against him.  The furniture, for the value of
which plaintiff sues, was removed from the residence of the parties, 322
West Twenty-ninth street, New York.  The plaintiff bases her claim as a
bill of sale, given to her by the defendant, who says that it was
without consideration.  The trial will occupy the day.  For plaintiff,
W. J. UNDERWOOD and John H. BIRD, of counsel; for defendant,  WAKEMAN &LATTING.

Why Bridget LYNCH Jumped from the Ambulance and Ran
Bridget LYNCH, aged 78, wearing an old fashioned coal scuttle bonnet
over a pale, wrinkled face, was plaintiff in a suit against the Brooklyn
City Railroad company, tried at Circuit before Mr. Justice CULLEN and a
jury, yesterday.  She was crossing Myrtle avenue, near Schenck street,
when she was knocked down by a car of the defendant and injured about
the head.  She was picked up and an ambulance was summoned.   She was
tenderly placed in it to be driven to the hospital.  As the ambulance
moved off, the old lady arose from her recumbent position, jumped out
and ran away.  She was afraid they were taking her to the Morgue.  She
went home and recovered from her injuries.  She sued the company for
$5,000, and the verdict was for $250.  For plaintiff, Charles J.

Mrs. Susan LARKIN, of No. 352 South First street, was married seven
months ago. After the birth of a child her husband deserted her and she
now brings suit against William DE KINS, an acquaintance before
marriage, for the support of the infant. The case will be tried by
justice RHINEHART tomorrow.

Judge BARNARD Finds What Looks Like Bigamy
Judge BARNARD's decision in the divorce suit of Henry WHITSOM KETCHUM
against Mary KETCHUM was handed down and filed this morning. The case
was argued on April 7.  Judge Barnard fines that in March, 1879,
defendant was married to James A. WHITE, of Brooklyn, and that White is
still alive, and has not procured a divorce from his wife; that on
September 22, 1884, plaintiff and defendant were married while the
defendant's marriage was still in force, and that plaintiff was ignorant
of defendant's first marriage.  Since the marriage with Mr. Ketcham his
wife has been detected spending most of her time with a man supposed to
be her first husband.  Judge Barnard finds Mr. Ketcham is entitled to
his divorce, or that his marriage was null and void.

Mr. GROWNEY Calls Mrs. DRAGO Hard Names and is Sued for Damages
The inhabitants of Fleet street and Fleet place were interested this
morning in the City Court suit brought by Mrs. Mary DRAGO against
Michael GROWNEY, before Judge CLEMENT.  The parties lived in the same
house, 30 Fleet street.  Mr. Growney on several occasions, as a number
of witnesses testified, called Mrs. Drago some very ugly names in
public, and cast a doubt on the legitimacy of her son by her first
husband.  On one of these occasions, a Sunday morning in July, Mr.
Growney is alleged to have raised his voice to such a pitch, that
churchgoers a block away stopped to listen, and were shocked.  Mrs.
Drago is the wife of Dominico DRAGO.  Suit for $1,000 damages for
slander was therefore commenced today.  W. HARLOCK for plaintiff;
Anthony BARRETT for defendant.

A majority of the commission appointed to inquire into the sanity of
Patrick HAYES, who shot his wife with a revolver, reported in favor of
his sanity at the time of the commission of the deed.  The minority
believed him to be insane.  Judge MOORE this morning confirmed the
report of the majority, and Hayes will be put on trial in the Court of
Sessions as soon as the criminal cases on the calendar are disposed of.

The case of Mary FREER against Winfield Scott SIMONSON for bigamy came
up again this morning before Justice NAEHER, and was adjourned to April
17.  After leaving court the father of the prisoner attacked Mr. David
TEESE, the defendant's counsel, because he did not succeed in having him
discharged. The prisoner's brother interfered, and saved the counsel
from the violence of the elder SIMONSON.

15 April 1885
It Breaks Up a Home and Ends in a Lawsuit.
At the April Term of the City Court last year Timothy WHELAN, a
longshore foreman living at 93 North Sixth street, brought suit for
$2,000 damages against Edward CALLERY, liquor saloon keeper of 95 North
Sixth street, for selling liquor to his wife.  In his testimony
plaintiff stated on August 6, 1883, he took his wife from Randall’s
Island, where she had been confined for drunkenness.  From the first day
they moved into North Sixth street Whelan said he found his wife
intoxicated nearly every evening when he returned from his work.  On
these occasions he had to prepare food for his children.  His five
children were sent by the mother to purchase liquor in cups or glasses.
He protested against Callery selling liquor to his wife or children.
The case was tried before Judge REYNOLDS, and the jury returned a
verdict of $500 for the plaintiff.  Hugh A. MAC TERNAN, the counsel for
defendant, carried the case up to the General Term, on exceptions, where
a new trial was granted, and this afternoon the suit was commenced
before Judge Reynolds.
Charles J. KURTH for plaintiff.

The proceedings in the suit of Dr. Charles H. STEVENS, of Jamaica,
against his wife, Sarah STEVENS, for a limited divorce on the ground of
cruel and inhuman treatment, extending over a period of fifteen years,
and which was on trial before Judge YOUNG of Huntington, has been
suddenly stopped by mutual agreement.  Mrs.  Stevens, who is very ill in
Brooklyn, consents that Mr. Stevens have a decree of separation, and Mr.
Stevens agrees to pay Mrs. Stevens $50 a month for the rest of her life.

-Special to the Eagle.  Albany,  April 15
In the Court of Appeals today, there were argued the following cases:

-Carrie HAGERLOCKER, respondent against the Coney Island and Brooklyn
Railroad Company, appellant.  The plaintiff is a girl, 18 years old, who
received serious injuries in an accident.  BERGEN & DYKEMAN for
appellant;  MORRIS & PEARSALL for respondent.

-Charles w. COOKE, infant, respondent, against the Woodhaven, LaLance,
Guspean Manufacturing Company, Appellant.  COOKE had his fingers cut off
in a machine.  MORRIS & PEARSLL for appellant; C. J. PATTERSON for respondent.

The Girl Who Wanted to Die for 'Dear Charley' Locked up in the Tombs.
Lucy WATSON, of Garden City, LI, the girl who last evening attempted to
commit suicide by jumping off the ferryboat Republic of the Catherine
Ferry  line, but who was rescued before she had accomplished her
purpose, was arraigned at the Tombs Police Court, New York, today.
'Dear Charley,' for whom she said she was to die, didn't go to court to
rescue his darling from the clutches of the law.  Lucy told the Justice
that she intended to take her own life and would do so if she got a
chance.  She laughed while she said this and seemed to take it all as
good joke.  The woman is evidently insane.  The Justice locked her up
for trial under $300 bail.

Mr. A. S. ROBBINS, of Brooklyn, Must Remove His Fence.
About two years ago, Mr. Aaron S. ROBBINS, of this city, purchased at
Douglaston,, LI, the 'DELATOUR' and 'Van ZANDT'S'  places though which
runs Bay avenue, the principal street, to the waters of Little Neck
Bay.  Then he proceeded to fence around that avenue, cutting it off 300
feet from the water.  Mrs. Ellen E. ANDERSON, the next owner on the
avenue, sought in the Supreme Court an injunction restraining Mr.
Robbins from appropriating the avenue to his own use.  a temporary
injunction was granted, pending the trial, which took place last fall,
and in deciding in favor of the plaintiff Judge BARTLETT says:
	The plaintiff is entitled to have Bay avenue open at both ends, as it
appears upon the map, so that she may have access not only eastward to
the principal road in that direction, but also westward to Little Neck
Bay, whose waters constitute a public highway free to the use of the
people of the State (TAYLOR vs HOPPER, 62 NY 649:  MS opinion in the
same case by FOLGER, J: POTTER vs ISELIN, 31 Hun., 134).  The erection
of a fence, even with swinging gates therein, would prevent it from
being  "kept open for the use of the public,” as provided in the deed
from the common grantor of both parties in this action.  The Court
should interfere by injunction to avert the injury which would result
from such an obstruction.  A cursory inspection of the map upon which
the lots of the plaintiff and defendant were originally laid out,
suffices to show that the value of the plaintiff’s property might be
materially enhanced by the right of access to the tide water on the
west, even though the privilege were utilized only for purposes of
pleasure, such as boating and fishing.  There should be judgment for the
plaintiff enjoining the erection of any fence or gates across Bay avenue
by the defendant or the maintenance of any fence, save such as may serve
as a guard to the retaining wall along the shore.
	Howard A. SPERRY for plaintiff;  A & J Z LOTT and John KEMBLE for defendant.

Annie PATTISON against Alanon TRASK; judgment for plaintiff.  Judge VAN WYCK.

Anna F. BERRIAN against Charles N. HALL:  motion for new trial denied.

Mrs. Mary BRUNDAGE has instituted  an action for absolute divorce from
her husband, Morris J. BRUNDAGE. The parties reside in Long Island
City.  They married in June, 1879.

Judge BARTLETT of the Supreme Court, this morning dismissed the writ of
habeas corpus sued out by Catharine MC CARTHY to get possession of her
three children.  Her husband, Thaddeus has begun an action against her
for limited divorce, alleging cruel and inhuman treatment and the free
use of stove lifters and pokers.

30 April 1885
The case of John LAHEY, who was clubbed by Special Officer LAUENGER, at
Turn Hall, Meserole Street, on Monday evening, has unexpectedly assumed
a rather serious character from the fact that LAHEY, having been removed
yesterday from St. Catharine's Hospital to his home in Grand street,
between Ninth and Tenth streets, is now in a precarious condition.
Three wounds have been discovered - one above the left ear, one across
the top of the skull and one down the nose.  The eyes are also badly
ecchymosed.  The man was somewhat delirious last evening.
The facts of the case are these:  About 9:30 Monday evening LAHEY
entered the hall to attend the entertainment of St. Mary's Literary
Union and soon made himself disagreeable by talking in a loud and
boisterous tone, using objectionable expressions.  Mr. PHILLIPS, the
proprietor, several times remonstrated with him to understand that if he
did not cease he would be ejected, Lahey became more offensive.
A clergyman, who happened to be present, then remonstrated with him,
whereupon he spilled his beer over the remonstrant.  Special Officer
LAUEGER told Lahey that if he did not behave himself he would put him
out.  Lahey, using a course of expression, said that therewas no one in
the hall who could eject him.  Lauenger seized him, when, it is claimed,
Lahey threw his arm around the officer's neck and fastened his nails in
it.  LAUEGER then struck him with the club, and Lahey, with the
assistance of Superintendent  FREY and some others, was taken to the
Sixth Precinct Station House, which they reached about 11:40pm.  The
following morning Justice NAEHER, on seeing the terrible pounding which
the man had received, suspended sentence on the ground that he had
received punishment enough.
Mr. Phillips stated to an Eagle reporter this morning that he special
officer did not use his club till he had to do it in self defense.  On
being asked if the man had been thrown downstairs, he said he could not
have been thrown downstairs because the crowd was so great.
Lahey is a butcher by occupation and is well spoken by of his friends

 1 May 1885
Mrs. BURKE Bailed.
Mary BURKE of 323 Third Street, charged by Ellen BROPHY, of the same place, 
with having drenched her with scalding water, was arraigned this morning 
before Justice NAEHER.  The case was adjourned til May 15, Mr. Henry HAMILTON 
giving bail in $1,500 for Mrs. BURKE'S appearance.

The Arion Singing Society.
The Arion Singing Society of the Eastern District had a reunion last evening 
at Fetten's Union Hall on Meserole Street, limited to their relatives and 
friends.  The enjoyment was heightened by the singing of Miss Amelia WYNSOPP 
and Mrs. C. MERTZ, JR., and the elocution of Mr. Henry OSTERMAN and Dr. ARNOLD.

Three Little Children Abandoned by Their Parents.
John KEIRNAN and his wife, Margaret, of Flushing, went on a spree Tuesday 
afternoon, leaving three little children uncared for and hungry.  Husband and 
wife were picked out of the gutter and locked up.  Wednesday they were 
arraigned before Justice SMITH.  KEIRNAN was sent to jail for fifty-nine days 
and Mrs. KEIRNAN was remanded.  The Overseer of the Poor has taken charge of 
the children and will find house for them.

John HOUSER, of Great Neck, was sent to jail for forty-five days for 
assaulting William FOGARITY.

The VALENTINE Will Contest Closed at Last.
The contest of the codicil to the will of the late William M. VALENTINE, of 
Roslyn, was concluded before the Surrogate of Queens County yesterday.  It 
began several months ago.  The only witness examined yesterday was 
ex-Congressman Stephen LABOR, of Roslyn.  His testimony was substantially the 
same as that given by all the witnesses for the contestant.  Mr. VALENINE 
never seemed to have the free exercise of his mind after his skull was 
fractured by two negroes who robbed him.  He would laugh and cry alternately 
like a child, did not know his neighbors and could not carry on a connected 
conversation.  The case will be summed up on the 11th.  

The JACKSON Hollow Estate.
In the suit of the heirs of Stephen C. JACKSON against Benjamin ANDREWS and 
others, the full opinion of the Court of Appeals in favor of the plaintiffs 
was printed in the Eagle of Saturday last.  On application to correct the 
judgment all proceedings have been stayed, pending a motion for reargument in 
June next.

A Trip to Europe Postponed.
Louis GOLDNER of 400 Hicks Street, and who has a barber shop at the corner of 
Baltic and Hicks Streets, was taken before Judge MASSEY this morning on a 
charge of abandonment made against him by his wife Tillie.  She stated that 
he had contributed nothing toward her support for some time and that she was 
afraid he was going to leave for Europe.  He was committed for examination.

The will of the late Margaret DUNCAN LEVERICH, of Newton, was offered for 
probate in the Surrogate's Court for Queens County yesterday afternoon.  The 
estate of every kind is given to her son, Edward LEVERICH, and her daughter, 
Mary A. SCHUCHARDT, in equal parts.  Mr. LEVERICH, who died before his wife, 
made similar disposition of his property.  The estates are very large.

Batch of Indictments - Presented by the April Grand Jury this Morning.
The following indictments closed the labors of the April Grand Jury this morning:

Patrick HAND and Michael KELLY, two youths living on Kent Ave., pleaded 
guilty to committing burglary in the third degree in entering the booth of 
James ROSENBOCK on the 22d inst.

Joseph HAM pleaded not guilty to burglary, third degree, in entering the 
store of John H. HOSEN on the 17th inst.; trail May 7.

John SULLIVAN pleaded not guilty to burglary in the third degree in entering 
the store of G.H. O'NEILL on the 20th; trial May 7.

William ROSE, a lad, pleased not guilty of keeping a room for the sale of 
policy slips at 14 President St.

Jesse PERHICE pleaded not guilty to carrying concealed weapons - a dirk.

The Grand Jury found no indictment against Wilmarth H. ABRAHAMS for attempted 
suicide, and he was discharged.

2 May 1885
Who Owns The Cash? A Suit in Which Lawyers and Firemen are Very Much Entangled.
W.H. BERDAN, W.E. LARGAN, Francis REILLY and T.F. FLAHERTY were discharged 
from the Fire Department in 1879 and reinstated in 1882 by the General Term. 
B.E. VALENTINE, as assignee, got judgment against the city in their favor for 
$15,000 for back salary.  Lawyer O'DWYER claimed that the alleged assignors 
never assigned their claims to Mr. VALENTINE and that the (O'DWYER) was 
authorized to sue for them as attorney and had a lien on one-half of the 
judgments.  Corporation counsel John A. TAYLOR asked that the city be allowed 
to pay the money into court, pending the litigation between Mr. VALENTINE and 
Mr. O'DWYER as to which is entitled to receive it.  Judge BARTLETT has 
granted the motion.  Affidavits are on file from the alleged assignors, 
denying that they assigned the claims to Mr. VALENTINE and stating that they 
employed Mr. O'DWYER and promised him half of what he received.

Long Island News....
-Dr. WATSON Wins His Case - 
The Eagle of Wednesday contained the facts of the suit brought by Dr. WATSON, 
of Glen Cove, against Ichabod BEDELL, of Greenvale, to recover $54 for 
professional services.  The case was tried Thursday before Justice FROST and 
a jury.  The defense was that Dr. WATSON did not perform the services in a 
professional manner, but the testimony of the consulting physicians, who were 
called three hours after Mrs. BEDELL was taken sick, completely vindicated 
Dr. WATSON, and the jury gave him a verdict for the full amount of his claim.

3 May 1885
The Business Transacted During the Past Week.
The following business was transacted in the Surrogate's Court during the 
past week, before Hon. Henry A. MOORE, County Judge, acting as Surrogate:
Will proved - Joseph C. SNIVELY and Michael CARROLL, of the City of Brooklyn.

Letters of administration were granted on the estates of the following named 
deceased persons:  
Henry W. STRYKER, of the town of Flatbush; 
Sarah T. BANKS, 
Margaret E.H. LANE, 
John McMAIL, 
Beatrice J. HUNTER, 
Leonard M. BERGEN, 
William HALSEY,
Maria BOYD, sometimes called Maria BOYLE, 
Robert COWLE, 
Henry E. JOHNSON, 
Metta HUGHES, 
George W.K. SIMMONS, all of the City of Brooklyn.

Letter of Guardianship of the persons and estate 
of Johanna QUILL, Helen QUILL, Margaret QUILL, Morgan J. QUILL, JR. 
	and Teresa QUILL were granted to Morgan J. QUILL, their father; 
of Jennie K HAWXHURST, John T. HAWXHURST and Mary K. HAWXHURST to 
	Daniel K. HAWXHURST, their father; 
of Mary MARKART to Wilhelmins MANNZEIK; of Henry W. TURNER 
	to Julia A. TURNER; 
of Louisa S. COVERT and Ella M. COVERT to William STEVENSON; 
of Edith Josephine SNIVELY to Thaddeus A. SNIVELY, all of the City of Brooklyn; 
of Dorothea GRAEN and Augusta GRAEN to Louisa GRAEN, their mother, 
	all of the Town of New Lots.

4 May 1885
A Patent Lawyer's Irregularities.
Richard H. REILLE, a patent lawyer of 5 James Street, New York was engaged to 
obtain several patents by John SETON of 448 Willoughby Avenue.  He kept the 
money given him instead of getting the patents.  He was arrested on a charge 
of embezzlement, and this morning was held to await the action of the Grand Jury.

Gentlemen Who Will Terrorize Wrongdoers During the Flowery Month.
The following gentlemen were sworn in this morning for the month and as there 
was no business ready, they were released until Monday next;  
Foreman, William A. FORCE, manufacturer, 438 Franklin Avenue; 
Louis A. SEIXES, china, 512 DeKalb Avenue; 
Andrew J. NUTTING, clothing, 155 South Oxford Street; 
Adam C. LEACH, wines, 229 Division Avenue; 
Philip CASSIDY, agent, 477 Dean Street; 
Charles L. BARKER, insurance, 379 Third Street; 
William CHADWICK, agent, 328 Hudson Avenue; 
Robert L. NORMAN, broker, 173 Front Street; 
Frederick A. TURNBULL, stair builder, 171 Classon Avenue; 
James H. ROLLAND, JR., printer, 441 Tompkins Avenue; 
Frank PETERSON, feed, 96 Johnson Street, 
Christian KLEIN, liquor, 145 Hopkins Avenue; 
Samuel L. HILL, manufacturer, 694 South Fourth Street; 
Solomon McELROY, oils, 38 Tompkins Avenue; 
Robert NIXON, artist, 42 Irving Place; 
Louis D. PACKER, coal, 172 Sixth Avenue; 
James D. JOHNSON, teas, 77 Wilson Street; 
Joseph WALLS, insurance, 22 Lefferts Place; 
William W. BERNARD, merchant, 287 Clinton Avenue; 
William S. POWELL, coal, 365 Dean Street; 
Nicholas KRAUS, feed, 588 Court Street; 
Martin FICKEN, grocer, 806 Broadway.

Not The Husband This Time.
"She is always drunk, your Honor, and she does not take care of her 
children," said John GALLAGHER, of Schenectady Avenue and Bergen Street to 
Justice KENRA this morning.  He had had his wife arrested for beating him on 
the street last night.  On a charge of street fighting she was sent to jail 
for ten days.  Upon the charge of assaulting her husband the hearing was adjourned.

"TWICE MARRIED-The Second Time Before His First Wife Was Dead
An Unexpected Diversion in a Eastern District Scandal Case - 
Mrs. Phillips Promises to Make Things Warm For Her Husband".
John PHILLIPS, who lives at the corner of Second Street and South Fifth, 
and who recently figured before the public as having publicly chastiedsed 
Mr. Alexander D. BERRY, former manager of a shoe store on Grand street, 
several weeks ago for alleged wrongs to his daugher, Miss Clara PHILLIPS, 
is again in hot water.  This time it is because two ladies lay claim to 
the right to call him husband.  A gray haired, compactly built, elderly woman, 
neatly but poorly dressed, called this morning upon Mrs. PHILLIPS, a stout, 
dark haired, middle aged woman. 
"I am John PHILLIPS' lawful wife and the mother of his children," said the 
visitor, suddenly launching off into the object of her visit.  Here is my 
marriage certificate."
 She presented a piece of well preserved parchment, which read to the effect 
that John PHILLIPS, native of the United States, age 28, was married to 
Annie LOWE, native of England, age 27 years residing in Division street, 
New York, by Rev. R. THOMPSON, of 102 First street New York, on June 7, 1856.
"In seventeen years I have not laid eyes on either himself or my child Clara",
 continued she, "and did not know where to find them until yesterday.  When he 
deserted me he took all my clothing with him.  But I could forgive him for all 
but taking my child.  For seventeen years I have supported myself by hard, honest 
toil and lived in a garret."
Mrs. PHILLIPS, No.2, was filled with dismay and alarm.  "I knew that he had a wife", 
said she, "but he told me that she was dead.  His sister in law, Mary Ann PHILLIPS 
told me the same story.  He said he left your house because you were a drinking 
woman.  Afterward he said you were dead.  So did Mary.  On these representations 
I married him."
"To think that the man who has treated me so badly for the twelve years or so 
that I lived with him dared to say that I was a drinking woman.  Who married you?"
"Re. Christopher RHODES, of the Central Baptist Church, ten years ago. 
Your daughter Clara was told that you were dead.  I don't know where she is. 
She lived with me a few years ago after my marriage, but she left six years ago." 
The first wife promises to make things very warm for Mr. PHILLIPS.  

Valentine SNEDEKER, who was intrusted with the execution of the will of 
his father, the late Isaac SNEDEKER, of Hempstead, and who is now accounting 
for the property, said to an Eagle reporter today:
"The report of my examination by Counselor WELLS does me much injustice.  The 
facts are these:  Colonel Isaac SNEDEKER, now deceased, appointed me as executor 
of his estate.  Wilson B. SNEDEKER, his other son, owed Mr. POST a small amount 
of money, and the executor was directed to pay this amount out of Wilson's share
of the estate.  I made my accounting voluntarily and was not compelled to do so 
by the Surrogate as stated.  The house and lot, store property, etc., were duly
advertsied and sold at autction, and not realizing as much as I wished. I 
bought in the property for the benefit of the estate.  About six months afterward 
I advertised the property again for sale at public aution.  The sale was largely 
attended by the moneyed residents of the village of Hempstead, and the property 
was sold to the highest bidder, realizing $1,200 more than the previous sale, 
and showing the good judgement of the excecutor I then purchased the old homestead, 
thinking I might wish it for my future Summer reisdence and also purchased the 
old property as an investment for my sister and myself."   

BECAME INSANE--A Handsome Young Woman Who Was Tried for Murder
The Strange Career of Margaret SPEDICKE.  Believed to be Guilty by Her Father, 
but Acquitted.
Mrs. Margaret SPEDICKE, a black eyed, handsome young Irish woman, was tried in 
the Essex County Courty, Jersey City, four years ago for the murder of her 
husband, a German laborer.  SPEDICKE had been found dead in his bed, with no 
external marks of violence, but as his wife was the only person in the immediate 
neighborhood and as she had been on nortoriously unfriendly  terms with him, 
she was arrested.  The best legal talent at the Essex bar was engaged by her 
father, an old man living on the outskirts of the city, and Mrs. SPEDICKE 
herself gave valuable help in her own defence.  She was unusually bright and 
a good talker.
The eveidence against her was largely circumstantial and she was acquitted.  
When her fahter heard the telling points of the evidence against his dauaghter 
he bacame conviced that she was guilty and left the court room before the 
end of the trial, having cursed his daughterin open court.  He sold out the 
building occupied by him and the adjacent land to pay the lawyers who had 
conducted his daughter's defense, but he refused to reeive her.  She implored 
him to give her at least the protection of his roof, but he was inexorable.  
He had unsettled her mind and her father's refusal to reeive her drove her
insane.  In her wanderings she came to Brooklyn where an unmarried sister 
had preceded her.  She lived with this lady a Miss O'KEFF for two years, 
but the stress of other obligations and the difficulty of restraining the 
unfortunate woman induced Miss O'KEFF to insist on her removal.  Mrs. SPEDICKE 
applied to the Charities Commissioners for relief a week ago.  She gave her 
maiden name and she told Mr. SHORT that her husband had deserted her.  She 
was sent to the almshouse, after a medical examination, but she developed 
acute mania in the building and had to be removed to the Insane Asylum.  In 
the meantime her father had been found in a squalid hovel in the outskirts 
of Jersey City.  He had not spoke to man or woman in four yeras, and was 
living the life of a hermit.  The demented woman will be handed over to the 
Essex County authorities.     

5 May 1885
Wife for Thirty-four Years Accusing Her Husband of Cruelty.
Mrs. Catharine BRUEDERLE, a stout lady of about 56, testified this morning 
in the Supreme Court that her husband Matthias once shoved her against a 
bureau when she was speaking with a lady in the hall of their residence, 
22 Boerum street, E.D.  On the another occasion she and her husband had 
words about the house, which he once owned but conveyed to their daughter 
for the consideration of $1.  They had been married nearly thirty-four years, 
and he always treated her well until two years ago, when she underwent a surgical 
operation, and he grumbled about the expense.  Once he struck at her and she 
was staggered, and he himself fell from the energy with which he assailed her.  
He ate with his daughter and came home only to sleep.  The plaintiff said that 
she was often without food and that the tenants in the house supplied her wants. 
The defense showed that Mrts. BRUEDERLE had a grocery store to go where she 
could get all her wants supplied, and that her husband had supported her and 
was still willing to do so.  Plaintiff and defendant occupied the same 
apartments right along to the present time.
The complaint was dismissed by Judge Cullen
For plaintiff, Charles J. PATTERSON;  for defendant Jerry A. WERNBERG

A Suit for $5,000 Damages Against E. B. BARLETT & Co., Dismissed.
W. H. FOSTER in September last was on Bartlett's wharf foot of Montague 
street, where an engine was in use hauling freight.  A rope lay along the 
wharf, and as FOSTER stepped over it the engine was started and the rope 
caught his legs and threw him down.  He sued E. B. BARLETT & Co. for $5000
damages, and the cause came on for trial this morning in the City Court 
before Judge VAN WYCK and a jury.  When the plaintiff's case was closed, 
the Judge dismissed the complaint on the ground of contributory negligence, 
as it was disclosed that the plaintiff might have passed safely between the 
rope and the edge of the wharf.
For the plaintiff, Geroge A. MOTT; for the defendant, GOODRICH,DEADY & PLATT

6 May 1885
Blanche ST. CLAIR Goes to the Penitentiary for Eight Months.
Miss Blanche ST. CLAIR, the plump little servant girl who robbed her 
former employer, George DIAZ, of No. 555 Waverly avenue, did not look as 
saucy this morning when arraigned before Justice WALSH as she did on the 
occasion of her first appearance.  She hung her head as she was led forward 
for sentence, and her face wore an anxious expression.
"You plead guilty to a charge of petty larceny", said his Honor.
"Yes, sir", very meekly.
"Do you still forget that you were before me on a charge of stealing a ring, 
and that your folks interested themselves in your behalf?"
"I haven't got no folk's" said the prisioner.
"Eight months in the Penitentiary," said his Honor.  
As Blanche was led back to the pen two well dressed young women stood near 
the entrance, and one whispered "Joe".  Blanche pretended not to hear them.  
They asked for permission to speak with her and the request was granted.  
When they came back into the court room on of the couple was asked if she 
knew the prisoner.
"Yes; she ran away from us a few months ago and we didn't know where to look 
for her until we read a description of her in connection with her arrest."
"Is her name ST. CLAIR?"
The prisioner's visitors would not say anthing further about her.  It is 
believed that they were her sisters.

Surrogates Notices...
In Pursuance of an order of the Hon. Henry A. MOORE, acting as Surrogate of 
the County of Kings, notice is herby given according to law, to all person 
having claims against John PURVIS, late of the City of Brooklyn, deceased, 
that they are required to exhibit the same, with the vouchers therefor, to 
the subscriber, the executor, at his place of transacting business, 62 Cedar 
Street, in the City of New York, on or before the 21st day of October next, 
Dated April 28, 1885.  Joseph C. MANEELY, Executor.  a629 6mW
In Pursuance of an order of the Hon. Jacob I. BERGEN, Surrogate of the County 
of Kings, notice is hereby given according to law, to all persons having 
claims against Margaret A. WHITE, late of the City of Brooklyn, deceased, 
that they are required to exhibit the same, with the vouchers therefor, to 
the subscriber, the executor, at his place of business, 62 South Street, in 
the City of New York, NY, on or before the 1st day of July 1885, next.  Dated 
December 19, 1884.  Joseph R. LePOIDEVIN, Executor. de316mW
In Pursuance of an order of the Hon. Jacob I. BERGEN, Surrogate of the County 
of Kings, notice is hereby given according to law, to all persons having 
claims against William H. AVERILL, late of the City of Brooklyn, supposed to 
be deceased, that they are required to exhibit the same, with the vouchers 
therefor, to the subscriber, Horace P. AVERILL at 164 Clifton Place, in the 
City of Brooklyn, on or before the 15th day of September next.  Dated March 
10, 1885.  Horace P. AVERILL, Administrator. mh116mW
In Pursuance of an order of the Hon. Jacob I. BERGEN, Surrogate of the County 
of Kings, notice is hereby given according to law, to all persons having 
claims against James S. LORING, late of the City of Brooklyn, deceased, that 
they are required to exhibit the same, with the vouchers therefor, to the 
subscriber, the administrator, at his residence, 18 Cranberry Street, in the 
City of Brooklyn, on or before the 15th day of September next.  Dated March 
11, 1885.  James B. LORING, Administrator. m116mW
In Pursuance of an order of the Hon. Jacob I. BERGEN, Surrogate of the County 
of Kings, notice is hereby given according to law, to all persons having 
claims against Benjamin LITCHFIELD, late of the City of Brooklyn, deceased, 
that they are required to exhibit the same, with the vouchers therefor, to 
the subscriber, the administrator, at his residence, 146 Quincy Street, in 
the City of Brooklyn, on or before the 10th day of July, next.  Dated 
December 30, 1884.  Frederick P. LITCHFIELD, Administrator. D31 6mW
In Pursuance of an order of the Hon. Jacob I. BERGEN, Surrogate of the County 
of Kings, notice is hereby given according to law, to all persons having 
claims against Frederick A. MALTBIE, late of the City of Brooklyn, deceased, 
that they are required to exhibit the same, with the vouchers therefor, to 
the subscribers, at their place of transacting business, 30 Broad Street, in 
the City of New York, NY, on or before the 10th day of October, next.  Dated 
April 7, 1885.  Frances J. BUTLER, Executrix, JNO. MALTBIE, Executor. a8 6mW
In Pursuance of an order of the Hon. Jacob I. BERGEN, Surrogate of the County 
of Kings, notice is hereby given according to law, to all persons having 
claims against Maria HAGGERTY, late of the City of Brooklyn, deceased, that 
they are required to exhibit the same, with the vouchers therefor, to the 
subscriber, the administrator, at his residence, 292 Warren Street, in the 
city of Brooklyn, on or before the 1st day of June, next.  Dated November 18, 
1884.  James H. HAGGERTY, Administrator, J. PATTERSON, Attorney for 
Administrator. n19 6m W
In Pursuance of an order of the Hon. Jacob I. BERGEN, Surrogate of the County 
of Kings, notice is hereby given according to law, to all persons having 
claims against Edward H.E. DICKSON, late of the City of Brooklyn, deceased, 
that they are required to exhibit the same, with the vouchers therefor, to 
the subscriber, the administrators, at their residence, 88 Jefferson Street, 
in the City of Brooklyn, on or before the 1st day of September, next.  Dated 
February 25, 1885.  Mary J. DICKSON and James D. DICKSON, Administrators. mh4 6mW
In Pursuance of an order of the Hon. Jacob I. BERGEN, Surrogate of the County 
of Kings, notice is hereby given according to law, to all persons having 
claims against Martha E. LOW, late of the City of Brooklyn, deceased, that 
they are required to exhibit the same, with the vouchers therefor, to the 
subscribers, the duly appointed executors of said deceased, at their place of 
transacting business, 31 Burling Slip, in the City of New York, on or before 
the 19th day of May, next.  Dated November 19, 1884.  Josiah O. LOW and 
Chauncey E. LOW, Executors.  Henry D. HOTCHKISS, Attorney for executors, 55 
Wall Street, New York City.  no19 6mo W
In Pursuance of an order of the Hon. Jacob I. BERGEN, Surrogate of the County 
of Kings, notice is hereby given according to law, to all persons having 
claims against George WHITING, late of the City of Brooklyn, deceased, that 
they are required to exhibit the same, with the vouchers therefor, to the 
subscriber, the administrator, at her place of transacting business, at the 
office of Rolie & Snedexer, 219 Montague Street, in the City of Brooklyn, on 
or before the 20th day of July, next.  Dated January 13, 1885.  Elizabeth L. 
WHITING, Administratix.  ja14 6m W
In Pursuance of an order of the Hon. Jacob I. BERGEN, Surrogate of the County 
of Kings, notice is hereby given according to law, to all persons having 
claims against Jeremiah E. LOTT, late of the Town of New Utrecht, County of 
Kings, deceased, that they are required to exhibit the same, with the 
vouchers therefor, to the subscribers, the executors, at the office of 
Hubbard & Rushmore, 44 Court Street, Brooklyn, N.Y. on or before the 5th day 
of October next.  Dated March 31, 1885.
Aaron LOTT, Richard J. BERRY, Executors.    al 6m W
In Pursuance of an order of the Hon. Jacob I. BERGEN, Surrogate of the County 
of Kings, notice is hereby given according to law, to all persons having 
claims against Annie E. BERRY, late of the City of Brooklyn, County of Kings, 
deceased, that they are required to exhibit the same, with the vouchers 
therefor, to the subscriber, the executor, at the office of Hubbard & 
Rushmore, 44 Court, in the City of Brooklyn, on or before the 5th day of 
October, next.  Dated March 31, 1885.  Richard J. BERRY, Executor.  al 6m W
In Pursuance of an order of the Hon. Jacob I. BERGEN, Surrogate of the County 
of Kings, notice is hereby given according to law, to all persons having 
claims against William A. DODGE, late of the City of Brooklyn, deceased, that 
they are required to exhibit the same, with the vouchers therefor, to the 
subscriber, Maria L. HILDRETH, at her place of transacting business, 130 
DeKalb Avenue, in the City of Brooklyn, on or before the 10th day of October, 
next.  Dated March 31, 1885.  Maria L. HILDRETH, Administratix.  Sewell, 
Pierce & Sheldon, Attorneys for Administratix, 34 Nassau St., New York City.  
al 6m W
In Pursuance of an order of the Hon. Jacob I. BERGEN, Surrogate of the County 
of Kings, notice is hereby given according to law, to all persons having 
claims against Charles SEALY, late of the City of Oakland, California, 
deceased, that they are required to exhibit the same, with the vouchers 
therefor, to the subscribers, at the office of William Colt, their attorney, 
44 Court Street, in the City of Brooklyn, Kings County, State of New York, on 
or before the 8th day of July, next.  Dated December 2?, 1884.  Samuel A. 
SEALY and Robert SEALY, Administrators upon the estate of Charles Sealy, 
deceased.  de24 W 6m
In Pursuance of an order of the Hon. Henry A MOORE, County Judge, acting as 
Surrogate of the County of Kings, notice is hereby given according to law, to 
all persons having claims against Henry BAINBRIDGE, late of the City of 
Brooklyn, deceased, that they are required to exhibit the same, with the 
vouchers therefor, to the subscribers, the executors, at their place of 
transacting business, at the store of Henry BAINBRIDGE & Co., 99 and 101 
William Street, in the City of New York, on or before the 31st day of 
October, next.  Dated April 22, 1885.  Jno. Geo. BAINBRIDGE, James W. MONK, 
Executors.  a22 6m W
In Pursuance of an order of the Hon. Jacob I. BERGEN, Surrogate of the County 
of Kings, notice is hereby given according to law, to all persons having 
claims against John F. HENNESSY, late of the Town of New Utrecht, County of 
Kings, deceased, that they are required to exhibit the same, with the 
vouchers therefor, to the subscribers, the executors, at their place of 
transacting business, at the office of J.C. and H.C. Smith & Koepke, 16 Court 
Street, in the City of Brooklyn, on or before the 1st day of September next.  
Dated February 10, 1885.
John McCANN, John O'MAHONEY, Executors.  fe11 6m W
In Pursuance of an order of the Hon. Jacob I. BERGEN, Surrogate of the County 
of Kings, notice is hereby given according to law, to all persons having 
claims against William PARKIN, late of the City of Brooklyn, County of Kings, 
deceased, that they are required to exhibit the same, with the vouchers 
therefor, to the subscriber, Rebecca H. PARKIN, the executrix, at her place 
of transacting business, at the office of Schenck & Verplanck, 92 Liberty 
Street, in the City of New York, on or before the 10th day of October, next.  
Dated April 7, 1885.  Rebecca H. PARKIN, Executrix.  Schenck & Verplanck, 
Proctors for Executrix, 92 Liberty Street, New York.  a8 6m W
In Pursuance of an order of the Hon. Jacob I. BERGEN, Surrogate of the County 
of Kings, notice is hereby given according to law, to all persons having 
claims against Mary Ann HAGGERMAN, late of the City of Brooklyn, deceased, 
that they are required to exhibit the same, with the vouchers therefor, to 
the subscriber, at his place of transacting business, 254 Court Street, in 
the City of Brooklyn, on or before the 10th day of July, next.  Dated 
December 30, 1884.  Mary CRAWLEY, Administratix.  de3 6m W
HENSHAW, Gilbert F. - In Pursuance of an order of the Hon. Jacob I. BERGEN, 
Surrogate of the County of Kings, notice is hereby given according to law, to 
all persons having claims against Gilbert F. HENSHAW, late of the City of 
Brooklyn, in said county, deceased, that they are required to present the 
same with the vouchers thereof, to the subscriber, the administrator, Florian 
E. HENSHAW, at his place of transacting business, at the office of Henry D. 
LODER, No. 237 Broadway, in the City of New York, on or before the 12th day 
of May, 1885.  Dated Brooklyn the 5th day of November, 1884.  Florian E. 
HENSHAW, Administrator, Henry D. Loder, Attorney for Administrator, 237 
Broadway, New York City.  no4 W 6m
BROMBERG, Sarah - In Pursuance of an order of the Hon. Jacob I. BERGEN, 
Surrogate of the County of Kings, State of New York, notice is hereby given 
to all persons having claims against Sarah BROMBERG, late of the City of 
Brooklyn, deceased, to present the same with the vouchers thereof, to the 
subscribers, at their place of transacting business, at the office of Leon 
Lewin, 69 Liberty Street, in the City of New York, on or before the 8th day 
of July, 1885.  Samuel BROMBERG, Administrator.  Pauline ROSENBERG, 
Administratix.  Leon Lewin, Attorney for Adm'r. and Adm'x, 59 Liberty Street, 
New York City.  ja7 6m W
The People of the State of New York - To Ellen CLATWORTHY, Eliza CLATWORTHY, 
Mary CLATWORTHY, Annie CLATWORTHY, and Thomas CLATWORTHY, all residing in 
London, England.  Whereas, William W. BERAUD, of Brooklyn, New York, has 
lately petitioned to our Surrogates Court of the County of Kings to have a 
certain instrument in writing, bearing date, the 13th day of January, 1885, 
and at instrument in writing bearing date the 3rd day of March, 1885, 
relating to real and personal estate, duly proved as the last will and 
testament of Ellen HUTCHINSON, late of the City of Brooklyn, New York, 
deceased.  Wherefore, you, and each of you, are hereby cited and required to 
appear before our said Surrogate, at the Surrogate's Court, in the County 
Court House, in the City of Brooklyn, in the 19th day of May next, at 10:00 
in the forenoon, and attend the probate of the said last will and testament.  
In testimony whereof, we have caused the seal of the Surrogate's Court of 
Kings County to be hereunto affixed.  Witness Hon. Jacob I. BERGEN, Surrogate 
of our said County, at the City of Brooklyn, the 31st day of March, in the 
year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty-five.  Judah B. 
VOORHEES, Clerk of the Surrogate's Court.  a1 W6w
The People of the State of New York - To Peter C. CORNELL, John H. CORNELL, 
Whitehead C. DUYCHINCK, Juliet MAN, Catharine C. MIDDLETON, Charlotte O. 
SCHETTER, an infant over 14 years, all residing in the City of Brooklyn; 
Isaac R. CORNELL, George F. CORNELL, Sarah C. DOUGLASS, Agnes C. FEDER and 
Samuel G. CORNELL and Rebecca B. CORNELL, infants under 14 years of age, 
residing with their mother, May CORNELL, all residing int he City of New 
York, S. Douglass CORNELL, residing at Buffalo, New York; Dudley DUYCHINCK, 
residing at Stapleton, Staten Island, New York; William E. DODGE SCOTT, 
residing at American Flag, Arizona; Whereas Isaac R. CORNELL, of the City of 
New York, has lately petitioned to our Surrogate's Court of the County of 
Kings to have a certain instrument in writing bearing date the 12th day of 
November, 1874, another instrument dated October 24, 1879, and another 
instrument dated May 30, 1883, relating to real and personal estate, duly 
proved as the last will and testament of Catharine CORNELL, late of the City 
of Brooklyn, deceased; wherefore, You and each of you are hereby cited and 
required to appear before our said Surrogate at the Surrogate's Court, in the 
County Court House, int he City of Brooklyn, on the 18th day of May next, at 
10:00 in the forenoon, and attend the probate of the said last will and 
testament.  And the above named infants are hereby notified to then and there 
show cause why a special guardian should not be appointed to appear for them 
on said probate, on the application of the petitioner.  In testimony whereof, 
We have caused the seal of the Surrogate's Court of Kings County to be 
hereunto affixed.  Witness Hon. Jacob I. BERGEN, Surrogate of our said 
county, at the City of Brooklyn, the 27th day of March, in the year of our 
Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty-five.  Judah B. VOORHEES, Clerk of 
the Surrogate's Court.  al 6w W
County Court, Kings County - Elizabeth A. GIGNOUX, as executrix, plaintiff, 
against Franklin MOREY and others, defendants.  Condit & Lamb, plaintiff's 
attorneys, 191 Clinton Street, Brooklyn, NY - In pursuance of a judgment of 
foreclosure and sale of this court made in the above entitled action, bearing 
date the 28th day of April, 1885.  I will sell at public auction, by Jacob 
COLE, auctioneer, at the salesrooms, 389 Fulton Street, in the City of 
Brooklyn, on the 21st day of May, 1885, at 12 o'clock, noon, the following 
described land and premises:  All those certain lots, pieces or parcel of 
land, situate, lying and being in the Ninth Ward of the City of Brooklyn, 
bounded and described as follows:  Beginning at a point on the southerly side 
of Wyckoff Street, distant two hundred and thirty feet easterly from the 
southeasterly corner of Wyckoff Street and Vanderbilt Avenue as laid down on 
a map entitled Map of property in the Ninth Ward of the City of Brooklyn, 
belonging to Nehemiah DENTON, now on file in the Register's office of Kings 
County, from said point running southwesterly parallel with said Vanderbilt 
Avenue one hundred and thirty-one feet to the center line of the block; 
thence southeasterly along said center line and parallel with Wyckoff Street 
seventy feet; thence northeasterly and again parallel with said Vanderbilt 
Avenue one hundred and thirty-one feet to Wyckoff Street; thence 
northwesterly along Wyckoff Street seventy feet to the point or place of 
beginning.  Dated Brooklyn, April 22, 1880.  Charles B. FARLEY, Sheriff.

7 May 1885
Charged With Embezzling Three Thousand Dollars.
Theordore J. ARMSTRONG, a lawyer, living at Jamaica, L.I, who has an 
office at 389 Fulton street, was arrested yesterday afternoon on a charge 
of grand laraceny, preferred by Warren RICHMOND, 342 Jay street.  The 
complaint stated that some time since he intrusted the prisoner with $3,000
to invest in real estate, and that instead of doing so he had converted the 
money to his own use.  The prisoner accomplied by his wife and father, who 
is Judge John J. Armstrong, appeared before Judge WALSH this morning.  The 
case was adjourned till the 15th bail in $3000 being accepted.  Mr. Armstrong's 
father was very much affected by the occurance, but says from what he knows 
of the case his son will be able to explain everthing satisfactorily.

How a Smithville Lawyer Performs the Marriage Ceremony.
Wesley ABRAMS, of Smithville South, L.I., is a patriarch of 82.  He has 
had five wives and nineteen children and can neither read nor write. 
 Mansfield COMPTON is a lawyer who lives in Jamaica and who is on intimate 
terms with Mr. ABRAMS.
Yesterday Mr. COMPTON brought suit against Mr. ABRAMS before Referee 
Henry A. MONFORT, sitting at Jamaica, in five case for $850, alleged to be 
due for professional services rendered.  He charges $100 for gathering 
testimony and drawing up papers to aid Mr. ABRAMS in putting his wife in 
an insane asylum; $100 for preparing a case of criminal action for trespassing 
against Parmenus BREWER; $250 for an opinion by which ABRAMS was to enter into 
certain farm propety, $250 for preparing various drafts of a will for ABRAMS, 
who, it is alleged, wished to leave no dower to his wife, and $150 for advice 
so as to gain possession of a farm.  Since the suits were begun COMPTON has 
sued ABRAMS FOR $5,000 damages for slander.
Mr. ABRAMS denies that he ever thought of putting his wife in an insane 
asylum, and says that he never dreamed of leaving her  out of his will.  
He adds that she is the sweetest woman in the world.
COMPTON testified that he was admitted to the bar in New York City 
twenty-five years ago and had practiced law in California, Nevada, 
the Sandwich Islands and at Victoria, Bristish Columbia.  He left a wife 
in California, a divorce having been obtained.  She has a child of his 
with her.  He has not heard from eith of them since.  He has a wife and 
family in Jamaica.  He admits having performed marriage ceremonies for 
Joesph ROBINSON and Dora ABRAMS, Leonrd HOFF and Libbie SMITH and others 
in Smithville South, but denies ever having received a fee.  The ceremonies 
were about as follows:
"Joe, do you want to take Dora for your wife?"
"Dora, do you want to take Joe for your husband?"
"Then stand up and join hands.  By the laws of the Stae of New York you 
are declared man and wife." the case was not concluded.

On of Them Arrested for Failing to Appear as a Witness.
The examination of George DITMAR, a plumber, age 22 years, who resides 
with his father, at No 215 North Tenth street, on a charge of bigamy was
to have been begun before Justice RHINEHART this morning, but his second 
wife, who had promised to testify was absent, and an adjuourment was taken 
until next Monday.  Detective SHORT took wife No. 2 to court later, and she 
was placed under arrest on a warrant procured by the first wife so as to 
secure her attendance next Monday.  Mrs. SHERON, in whose aprtments at 
237 North Seventh street Mrs. DITMAR is stopping said that the defendant 
and his compainions have subjected the family to considerable annoyance by 
threatening to break in the doors since the proceedings were instituted.  
Edward McCAFFREY broke in the room door one night, and she swore out a 
warrant for his arrest.

A Seventeen Year Old Husband in Court.
"I would be All Right if I had a Fiddle." Judge Walsh will not give the 
Young Man a Chance to Tear Down a Wing of the Jail.
"And are you the man who is charged with abandoning your wife?" inquired 
Justice WALSH this morning, as he gazed in astonishment at James BRAUN, 
a boyish looking young man, who stood before him in his court room by 
the side of a pretty young woman.
"Yes, sir, I'm the man," said the prisoner, and he grinned as if the idea 
of being considered a man was in the nature of a joke.
"How old are you?", his Honor asked.
"Seventeen years,", and James grinned this time without apparent cause, and 
twirled his hat in his hands after the fashion of a schoolboy undergoing an 
examination preliminary to a thrashing.
"And how old are you?" asked his Honor addressing Mrs. Lizzie BRAUN,  the complainant.
"I'm 21.  My husband won't do anything for me, Judge and has left me," 
responded the young bride and she seemed prepared to shed tears at any moment.  
The couple looked more like school children than persons who had taken the 
solemn marriage vows.  The boy hadn't enough hair on his face to fill the 
smallest locket that ever contained a pledge of affection.  He weighed about 
ninety pounds, and an able bodied woman would not experience much trouble in 
throwing him across her knees and adminstering the spanking which the Judge 
declared to a reporter that James deserved.  The wife did not look 21 years old. 
 She is petite in form and her features are girlish, the two were neatly dressed 
in the attire of adults, but James could have appeared in knickerbockers and 
jacket and Lizzie in short clothes without exciting comment.
Judge WALSH read the charge of abandonment, and invested it with the solemnity 
of a death warrant, then he asked James what he had to say to the charge.
"Why , I didn't leave her of my own accord, She told me to go."
"I told him to go because he was too lazy to work", said Lizzie, softly.
James grinned again, and in response to thher questions said:
"I haven't no trade.  I've tried to get work as a clerk, but I couldn't get 
more than $3 a week.  I'm a violinist."
"Why don't you do something in the musical line?" inquired the Justice. 
"Oh, I'd be all right if I had a fiddle.  But I ain't got one" said the 
prisioner, and looked at the Court as if he had a vague idea that Judge Walsh 
would pull a fiddle out of his desk and hand it over to him.
"Whom do you live with?"
"I live with my Father and mother," replied James, and he began to study the 
frescoing on the wall over the Judge's head.
"And where do you live?" this to Lizzie.
"With my mother, sir, at 51 Middagh street."
"The number of young married people, whom mothers and fathers are supporting 
in this city, seems to be growing larger every day," said his Honor.  
"When I was a youngster, it was the fashion for younbg people to take care of 
their parents."
"He is too lazy to work," said Lizzie.
"And what do you work at?" asked the Judge.
"Nothing," answered Lizzie, tearfully.
"And you didn't work before you were married?"
"No, sir."
The Judge adjourned the examination until Saturday and permitted James to 
leave the court room on his recognizance.  "I don't think it is safe to send 
the young man to jail," said his Honor.  "He might tear down one of the wings 
of the jail and then the county would be put to a good deal of expense."
James and Lizzie have been married eight months.   

HE RUNS AWAY-PHILLIPS Bids Farewell to His Second Wife
Another Chapter in the Eastern District Scandal Case-What the Deserted Wives Say.
An EAGLE reporter called at the apartments of John PHILLIPS, on the third floor 
of the building, at Second and South Sixth streets, last night, to ascertain 
whether or not he had any statement to make in answer to the allegations of his 
first wife.  Mrs. PHILLIPS No. 2 stated that her husband had left for parts unknown.  
She explained that when he reached home from work her mother and herself informed 
him of the visit of Wife No. 1 and her apparent determination to prosecute him.  
She accused him of deceiving her and said she would never live with him again.  
A"scene" ensued and PHILLIPS finally cleared out, saying that he would never
see her again.
The Rev. Christopher RHODES, of Central Baptist Church, married the pair May 13, 1875.  
"My wedded life", said wife No.1, when informed of her husband's flight, 
"was an unhappy one".  We had four children, but three of them died, only 
Clara remaining.  I am sorry that he has escaped me after such a long search 
but I expect to find my daughter Clara.  I am the daughter of a second lieutenant 
in the English army-the One Hundred and Twenty-second Infantry--who retired 
on half pay and came to this country.  My husband was drafted during the late 
war, and he was about running away when I told him I would save him.  I went 
to the office where he was drafted, taking my father along with me and my 
three children.  My father personated John PHILLIPS< and the officers looked at 
me and then at the white haired man in a rather sympathy;hectic way.  One of 
them said, gallantly, 'Madam, you husband is a find looking gentleman and 
would certainly pass, but-but-but he is a little too----he will be excused.'  
While we were living together in New York Mr. PHILLIPS dressed himself and 
was going out one night to make a visit to lady friends.  Without the least 
provocation he stabbed me on the shoulder with a knife.  His second wife told 
me that he abused her, and his mother in law called him a brute.  
I will follow him up."    

8 May 1885
Bertha HELD Throws it in Her Husband's Eyes-An then Tries to Murder Him
Bad Marksmanship Saves His Life-A Sensation on Long Island
(Special to the EAGLE.)
Farmingdale, L.I. May 8, 1885.
The inhabitants of this section of the island were furnished with a sensation 
this morning by Matthias HELD, a German, residing at Bethpage Junction, 
who charges his wife Bertha with having thrown red pepper in his eyes and 
with firing three shots at him while he stood sightless and in agony on the 
highway.  Justice FITSELL has been asked to issue a warrant for the woman's 
arrest, and will do so as soon as HELD, who is suffering severely, can appear 
before him.  The assault took place in front of Farmer BURTSELL'S residence, 
and HELD is being cared for there.
He was formerly a dealer in salt hay at Breslau, L.I., and thus earned the 
sobriquet of "Salt Hay Pete."  Five years ago he went to Germany to obtain a 
legacy of several thousand dollars which had been left to him by a relative.  
Returning after a few months absence, HELD met a widow, Mrs. Bertha BULLET,
who had two children.  After a short courtship, HELD and Mrs. BULLER were 
married.  HELD did little, if any, work during he succeeding four years, and 
took to drinking spending the last of his fortune a few months ago.  His 
wife and he have latterly had frequent quarrels and about three weeks ago he 
left his home and went to reside at Woodbury.  His wife had him arrested for 
abandonment and non support, upon which charge Justice FITSELL committed him 
to jail in default of bonds to provide for his wife.
He remained in jail only a few days, having furnished the required bonds, 
and then obtained employment at Woodbury.  Wednesday night, so HELD says he
was proceeding towards Bethpage from Woodbury, intending to effect a conciliation 
with his wife, when she met him.  She greeted him with some angry words,a and 
without any warning, threw the pepper in his eyes and fired several shots, 
neither of which took effect, although one of them grazed his head.  
Farmer BURTSELL, who heard the shots, hastened to the spot.  Mrs. HELD ran off 
on his approach and went home.  It is feared that HELD will never fully 
recover his sight.  Mrs. HELD refuses to make any statement.    

9 May 1885
John C. HILL's Singular Complaint About His Wife.
John C. Hill was held by Justice Courtney for neglecting to support his wife, 
the specific claim against him being a bill sent in by Dr. H. A. BUNKER for 
services rendered to Mrs. HILL.  Mr. Edgar J. PHILIPS of Philips & Avery, 
appealed from Judge Courney's decision- under which Hill is still in confinement- 
to Judge MOORE this morning.  He stated that his client was, and always had been, 
ready to support his wife, and had furnished a home for her, but that she refused 
to live with him.  "My client is held for abandonment," said Mr. PHILIPS, 
"while his wife is no wife, nothing more than a living corpse to him."  Mr. 
PHILIPS went on to state that it was a case of too much mother in law.  HILL's 
wife would not live with her husband apart from her mother, and her husand 
refused to reside with his mother in law.  Mr. James. C. CHURCH opposed the appeal, 
and Judge MOORE took the papers.

10 May 1885
After Six Months' Incarceration Two Men Want Damages.
Two citizens of Moriches, named HULSE and MORSE, who several months ago 
were sentenced to six months' imprisonment on their own plea of guilty 
of stealing oysters from the beds of Reuben TO. ANDERSON  and Alexander SAMMIE, 
in the Great South Bay, have begun suits against ANDERSON and SAMMIS to 
recover $ 5,000 damages for false imprisonment and loss of time from 
their business.  The complainant against them was one RYDER, and they 
were sentenced by Justice CAPEN.

Justice NAEBER sent Patrick McNAMARA to jail for twenty-nine days 
for stealing a coat from Thomas HERAGHT, of 171 North Third street.

Wills Proved and Letters Administration and Guardianship Executed.
The following business was  transacted before Jacob I. BERGEN, 
during the past week:
Wills proved :

Edward T. SMITH of the City of Washington, D. C.
Fiedrich BAUER
Diedrich ST. EDEN
August G. MISCH
Dorothea KLEIN
Adelaide MOSS
Susan F. STRUS
Robert F. AUSTIN
Abraham C. BURKE
William B. FITCH
George  G. HORNUNG
Frederika H. KNOPF
Barnherd NICK
Abigail B. BEBEE
Richard KERBY
Anna Maria MORBACH
William H. WINTER
Margaret BRADY
William A. JENKINT
Isabella BARNUM
Gloriana ROBERTS
Sarah ROSE
Catherine S. BRESLEIN
Hezekiah COUCH
Conrad ORF...all of the city of Brooklyn.

Letters of Guardianship of the person and estates of:
Edward Percy FELLOWS and Emily Louise FELLOWS, were granted 
	to Cornelia E. FELLOWS,  their aunt; 
of Mary MITCHEL to Annie MITCHEL;
of Grace HEWITT to Elizabeth HEWITT;
of Mary G. AITKEN, Nellie L. AITKEN, and William AITKEN 
	to Emma AITKEN, their aunt;
of the person of Luke McCORMICK, John McCORMICK, Mary Jane McCORMICK, 
	and Joseph McCORMICK to Patrick CORMICK, and of their estate 
	to Thomas F. MAGNER;
of Maira C. FALCO, George A. FALCO, Joseph Regis FALCO and Henry L. FALCO 
	to Joseph Falco, their father.
all the City of Brooklyn.

Letters of Admininstration were granted in the estates of the following 
named deceased persons:
John MALONEY, of the Town of New Lots;
Joseph R. BOND
Christian KRUEZLER
Elizabeth TAYLOR
Nathaniel FORD    
Angeline JARVIS
Thomas GREEN
Charles H. STERLING, sometimes called Henry STERLING
Jennie LAIR
All of the City of Brooklyn.

11 May 1885
Who Has Been Actively Followed Up By His Wife.
On June 11, 1866, Stephen VAN SCHAICK, age 19, maried his wife Ella, 
16 years old, in Brooklyn.  They afterward went to live at Bayonne, N.J., 
where they resided together very happily for many years.  The husband 
was then a steamboat engineer.  Four years ago he procured a situation
on the steam yacht Stranger, which sailed to Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard.  
Here the engineer met Josephone PEASE, a fisherman's daughter, and 
became infatuated with her.
  Failing to get the llimited divorce for which he then applied he deserted 
Ella,and she learned the other day that he was to be married to Josephine.   
She booked passage to Edgartown, caught the lovers together and made a 
scene and the deliquent promised to return to her.  Then he fled to 
Panama but returned on the next steamer to the fisherman's daughter, 
with whom he now spends his spare time, so the wife alleges.
  Ella procured an order for his arrest from Judge CULLEN
this morning.  The Sheriff has sold her house.  He is now engineer of 
the crack yacht Uldwand with a salary of $2,000 annum.

(Transcriber's note- This story is exactly as written...despite 
omitting how or when Ms. HIRT died!)
A Cononer's Jury to Pass Upon the Cause of It.
Last Monday a woman, who gave her name at the station house as 
Theresa HIRT, of 45 Morrell street, was arrested at the corner of 
Flushing avenue and Morrell street, by Officer WASSERMAN, of the 
Thirteenth Precinct.  She was in a highly inebriated conditionand 
was unable to walk.  She had several cuts o her face and both her 
eyes were badly bruised.  She was taken to St. Catharine's Hospital, 
where she was recognized by Ambulance Surgeon SAYLIS as a woman who 
had been treated two days previously.  She then said that her injuries 
were due to an accident.  At the hospital she gave the name of Teresa THOMAS. 
 As soon as she had recovered from her debauch she was taken before Judge KENNS, 
who sent her to the Penitentiary for six months.  When she was examined 
she was found to have a great many bruises on her body, and told one of 
the attendants that she had been beaten by Jacob THOMAS, of No. 54 Morrell 
street, for whom she had been acting housekeeper,  THOMAS is a night at Pratt's 
oil works, and is a widower with six children.   Three years ago he 
engaged the deceased who passed by the name of Theresa HIRT, as his 
housekeeper.  As soon as the facts were made known to the police an order 
for THOMAS' arrest was issued, which was excited by Detective ENNIS.  He is 
now held pending the result of the Coroner's inquest, which will be held 
to-morrow morning.  This morning Dr. VALENTINE, ate request of Coroner HESS
made an autopsy of the body which is now lying at the morgue.  He found that 
death was produced by Pleura Pneumonia, but whether the injuries she received 
hastened her death or not has not been stated.  The deceased must have been a 
confirmed drunkard, as her system was completely saturated with alcohol and 
her liver swollen to about three times it normal size;  All the neighbors 
are united in saying that her injuries were the result;to of fall sustained 
while intoxicated, and Thomas eldest daughter says that she has been drunk 
for some months, had been acting in an outrageous manner toward the children 
and had threatened her father with a coal shovel.  She also said she had seen 
her fall against a coal box.

12 May 1885
Lodoiska M. BRISBANE sued Albert BRISBANE for absolute divorce in 
the Supreme Court.  The defendant a answer was stricken out by Judge 
BARLETTT for his having failed to obey an order of the court granting 
alimony.  The General Term affirmed the order of Judge BARLETT, and the 
Court of Appeals has affirmed the General Term.  This morning 
Mr. Brewster KISSAM, attorney for plaintiff, procured an order making 
the judgement of Court of Appeals the judgement of the Supreme Court.  
Since the striking out of the answer the cause has been tried and 
judgement given for the paintiff, with $ 30 a week alimony and an 
additional counsel fee of $500.

It Occupies Surrogate Bergen All the Morning.
Thomas FLOOD, undertaker, of 370 Oakland street, commenced suit before 
Surrogate BERGEN this morning to recover the amount of his b ill for 
the interment of the late Mrs. Julia KING, of Withers street.  
When she died, having considerable real estate, the Public Administrator 
took charge of t he property, and this morning Counselor Samuel MADDOX 
opposed the payment of the bill as being excessive.  
The charge is $324.25 , made up as follows:  
Casket, $100; 
hearse, $12; 
coaches, $16; 
full robe, $25; 
casket box, $5; 
ice box $7; 
high mass $25; 
head stone, $125; 
five pounds of candy, $1.75; 
opening grave, $7.50.   
On the examination of the plaintiff and close inquiry into the items of 
the bill Mr. MADDOX elicited the fact that about $2 were charged for
pipes and tobacco used at the wake. "And reasonable enough, too," 
added Mr. FLOOD, to which counsel assented.  Counsel conceded that 
$ 104.25 was due, and his side was ready topay that amount.  Mr. BIRDSALL, 
for the plaintiff, held out for the full amount, and the Surrogate took 
the matter under advisement.

A Secret Wedding and It's Sad Result.
Coroner HESSE and a jury commenced an investigation the Fifth precinct 
Station House this morning touching the death of Mrs. Susan KELTON'S baby. 
The mother was the only witness introduced.  She exhibted a marriage 
certificate from Rev. J. J. WHITE, who united the two young people secretly. 
The certificate showed that Susan Carroll was wedded to Edwin KELTON in 
March, 1884.  The wedding was kept secret, and the young mother took 
care of her child forf eleven months without receiving any assistance 
from her husband.  One evening a few weeks ago Mrs. KELTON and her friend, 
Miss BURNS, left the baby in front of the residence of her residence of 
her husband's parents, on South First street.  Mrs. KELTON Sr., took it 
into the house, where it died a few days later of pneumonia, it is thought, 
caused by the exposure.  As Dr. VALENTINE who made the post mortem, was not 
present an adjournment was taken.

(13 May 1885)
It Did Not Die Through Exposure to the Cold.
Coroner HESSE and a jury met in the Fifth Precinct Station House at 
11 o'clock this morning to resume the inquest touching the death of 
Mrs. Susan KELTON'S baby, but in the absence of Dr. Valentine, 
who made the post mortem, the examination was adjourned.  the Coroner 
told an EAGLE reporter that the post mortem showed that death resulted 
from an infection of the lungs, but that the child's exposure to the
cold while on the stoop of its grandparent's dwelling on South First street, 
where its mother had left it, did not contribute in any way to its demise.  
Mrs. KELTON will therefore, not be held responsible for her child's death

The Charge of Larceny Dismissed- Rearrested for Attempted Suicide.
Maggie D'ARCY, the 21 year old wife of ex-Surrogate D'ARCY, who attempted 
to commit suicided by taking a dose of opium at hier boarding house, 
231 Syckoff street, on the 29th of April, was dischtred from St. Mary's 
hospital yesterday, and was taken before Judge Massey in Judge WALSH'S 
court in the aftrernoon.  She had been charged by Mrs. Josephine THOMPSON, 
of Hoyt street, with stealing a $25 cloak fromh er, but as te4 complainant 
did not appear yesterday the case was dismissed.  She was then rearrested 
on a charge of attempted suicide.  The hearing of case was adjourned until 
the 14th instant.

13 May 1885
And Returning to Find His Wife Faithless to her Vows.
This afternoon the action for absolute divorce of Stephen D. SMITH 
against Catharine SMITH came on for trial in the Supreme court 
before Mr. Justice BARTLETT.  Plaintiff testified that he was 
married to the defendant on Augustg 22, 1872, at Mariners Church, 
New York, by Re. S. D. MURPHY. On April 1 1884, ploaintiff sailed 
as mate of the Wandering Jew first to Europe and thence to China, 
and returned on her to this port April 2, 1885.  When he sailed 
they were residing at East New York,  He discovered on April 10, 1885, 
the defendant was passing as the wife of another man.  He had not 
lived with her since.  The plaintiff produced a photograph of his wife.  
Judge BARTLETT thought that he could not give evindece except as 
provided by the statue.  He could not testify tghat he was married 
to the woman of whom the photograph was a likeness.  Mrs. Sophia ZIMMERMANN, 
wife of Louis ZIMMERMANN, testified that she was the janitress of 
28 Chrystie street, New York, and that the woman !
whose likeness was produced hired rooms from her and lived there 
with an Italian whom she introduced as her husband.  The pair went 
by the name of Mr. and Mrs. SMITH. The woman told witness that she 
had married the Italian five months before and was a widow before that.  
After the summons on this suit was served upon her she brought it 
to the apartments occupied by the witness and Mr. Zimmermann read it to her.  
The trail was adjourned until to-morrow, for the production of the 
person who served the summons and complaint and for a witness to 
connect the photgraph with the defendant.  Mr. Benjamin RAUSCH 
appeared for the plaintiff.  There was no appearance on the part 
of the defendant. 

18 May 1885
But the Wagon and the Horse and Donnelly Suffered.
Edward DONNELLY and one MCNALLY made a haul of shad and started with 
it in a wagon from Fort Hamilton at 9 P.M. on April 26, 1884.  
They sold the shad in Fulton market and were returning at midnight.  
When near Third avenue and Sixty-fifth street they heard a wagon 
coming and moved from the right hand track to the left.  When the 
wagon passed they tried to return to the other track when a motor
ran into them, smashing the wagon, killing the horse and serioulsy 
injuring DONNELLY.  HE sued the City Railway Company for $10,000 damages, 
and says that the engineer was not attending to his duties or the acident 
would not have happened. The defendant says there was contributory 
negligence.  The cause came on for trial this morning in Part L of the 
Circuit Court, before Mr. Justice BROWN and a jury, with 
Charles J. PATTERSON for the plaintiff and Morris & Pearsall for the defendant.

19 May 1885
Two Please of Guilty and One Sentence This Morning
Before Commissioner ALLEN this morning Samuel VAN WINKLE pleaded 
guilty to registering last October while yet under age.  
Carl HORN, who yesterday pleaded not guilty to illegal voting, 
withdrew that plea and pleaded guilty, urging in extenuation that he 
had not taken out his naturalization papers, supposing twelve years 
service as a soldier gave him a citizen's rights.  Sentence suspended. 

Michael O'LEARY was sentenced to one day's imprisonment and to pay the 
costs of the prosecution, about $25, for voting while under age.

Mrs. Geary Wants to be Her Husband's Only Wife.
Thomas GEARY, a laborer, was charged with abandonment before 
Justice RHINEHART this morning.  The complainant and defendant are 
of mature years.  He was a widower with four children when he married 
the complainant two years ago.  They separated shortly after, because, 
as she said, when cross examined by Mr. DAVIS, her husband had another 
wife and a mother living with him.  Mr. GEARY laughed heartily at the 
idea of his having two wives, and the witness explained that the lady 
referred to as the other wife was his sister in law by the first marriage, 
who took charge of the house.
"Are you now willing to live with your husband?" asked Mr. DAVIS.
"I would live with him in a cellar if he would not bring his other wife along.  
I am willing to take care of his four children, but I did not marry 
the whole family, his other wife and his mother."  [Laughter.]
"Did you ever offer to live with him?"
"Yes, five weeks ago I went to his house and offered to live with him, 
and he said: 'I'll drown myself before I live with you.'"
The defendant said that he never refused to give his wife a home.  
Decision was reserved.

A Story Revealed in an Action for Divorce
Genevieve Walton's Sad History -- She Accuses Her Father of Having Driven Her 
from Home By Cruelty - An Unfortunate Marriage Which Ends in the Courts.
A suit for absolute divorce commenced in the City Court a few days since by 
Mr. Charles J. KURTH for Mrs. Genevieve WALTON, brings into the light of day 
an instance of revolting cruelty which it is singular has been so long and 
successfully concealed.  Mrs. WALTON is only 23 years of age and her features 
yet bear evidence of former beauty, though now wasted by long suffering and 
sickness.  She resides in a furnished room on Bridge street near Willoughby, 
with her 4 year old boy, the only child of her marriage with George WALTON, a 
drummer for a New York drug house.  The defendant in the divorce suit has 
informed his wife that he shall not defend it and the matter will  therefore 
only make a formal appearance in court, as no motion for alimony and counsel 
fees will be made.
"All I ask," said Mrs. WALTON to a reporter, "is to be free.  The doctors who 
have been attending me have reluctantly admitted that I have not more than 
two years to live."
The story of Mrs. Walton's struggles during the last ten years is an 
especially sad one.  Her father is an elderly man, living with his second 
wife in good style in the Eastern District.  Ten years ago Mrs. WALTON's 
mother died.  She had struggled to give her daughters a good education and to 
have them thoroughly accomplished, as became the daughters of a man reputed 
to be worth nearly $100,000.  The father possesses real estate in New Jersey 
and Long Island, where he owned profitable oyster beds.
The death of Mrs. WALTON's mother worked a rapid change in the demeanor of 
her father. Mrs. WALTON said to the reporter that her father was miserly and 
neglected to properly provide for his three daughters.  Beside this, she 
said, he became brutal and inflicted the cruelest punishments on them for the 
most venial offenses.  On more than one occasion, Mrs. WALTON asserted, he 
bared her back, tied her to the bedstead and lashed her with a rawhide.
"But why did you not make complaint against him?" asked the reporter of Mrs. 
"We dreaded the exposure and disgrace to the family," she replied, adding, 
"Oh, if I had only known then of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to 
Children, what a life of misery might have been spared me."
The lady added that when her mother had been dead a year her father's conduct 
had become unbearable.  Unable to bear it any longer, Mrs. WALTON, just 
turned 14, made up a small bundle of clothing and ran away.  Fearing her 
father would drag her back, to avoid exposure did she seek refuge with any 
friends, she obtained work as a chambermaid in Brooklyn.  Losing her 
situation she found refuge in a public institution, where she remained a 
year, receiving little more than her board in return for a life of drudgery, 
to which she had been unaccustomed.
While here she learned that another sister had run away from the parental 
roof, and was learning dressmaking in New York City. Genevieve afterwards 
obtained a situation as a servant in a Brooklyn boarding house, during which 
servitude she met George WALTON.  The prospect of married life with the young 
man she had grown to love - though he only earned $12 weekly -- was a welcome 
change, and she accepted it.  When she discovered her husband's 
unfaithfulness she took her boy and left her home a second time.
In the meantime however, she had contracted a wasting malady, from which she 
is slowly but surely dying. She is now living upon the slender means of her 
sister, who is in business for herself in a small way in New York.  Her 
father has retired from business, and though 76 years of age has married 
again.  Mrs. WALTON recently applied to him for aid, but he referred her to 
her husband.
Twice within the last two years, driven to despair, Mrs. WALTON has attempted 
self destruction.  Mr. KURTH, her attorney, has taken up her cause purely 
from sympathy, without any prospect of a fee.

A Well Stocked Trunk
Missing Baggage for Which the White Star is Sued.
Hilma Sophia CARLSEN, a Swedish young lady, aged 27, testified in the Circuit 
Court yesterday in her suit against the Oceanic Steam Navigation Company, 
better known as the White Star Line.  Her story was that at 12 years of age 
she went out to service and during thirteen years saved 975 crowns, or 
$263.25.  She went into business as a dairy keeper and kept fourteen cows, 
and in two years made 500 crowns.  Then she came to this country.  The 
company's agent at Guttenberg took possession of her luggage and marked it 
with a white star. It consisted of one trunk, one bundle and a valise.  The 
trunk and bundle were never delivered to her and she sues for $723, the value 
of the missing luggage.
She was so deaf that the interpreter had to write the questions and present 
them to her. The interpreter, Mr. Peter E. ENGBERG, said he was the manager 
of the Christian Home for Scandinavian Emigrants, supported by the churches, 
where no rum was allowed.  The defendant denied that it lost the luggage, and 
said that the plaintiff never had the articles which she said were in the 
trunk.  Among these were, according to the bill of particulars, 2 gold rings, 
a gold pin, a gold bracelet, a "long lady's gold chain," a gold locket, 13 
yards of silk, a $35 shawl, 3 embroidered table cloths, 3 dozen table 
napkins, 20 yards carpet, a bible, a looking glass, a field glass, a pair of 
spectacles, a bridal vail and 435 other articles.  The case went to the jury 
this afternoon.
J.E. SWANSTROM for plaintiff; E.P. WHEELER for defendant.

20 May 1885
The Ill Treatment She Received at the Hands of Her Husband
Mrs. Mary E. PARRISEN, aged 22 years, charged her husband with abandonment, 
before Justice RHINEHART this morning.  She has one child.  She told a pitiful 
story of her domestic troubles, which she attributed altogether to the excessive 
use by the defendant of alcoholic liquors.  He is a sailmaker, can always find 
employment when sober, and earns good wages.  "He is drunk all the time," she said, 
"and slaps my face and abuses me.  He has only given me $4 in the last three weeks." 
 William PARRISEN, the husband, stated that he did not have steady work, and was 
under a doctor's care for the past four weeks.  He was put under $300 bondsd to 
pay his wife $4 a week.

Evidence to Show that She was not Afraid of her Husband.
The suit of Mary E. GAFFNEY for damages under the Civil Damage act, 
against Felix MCKENNA, who keeps a liquor saloon on Concord and Gold streets, 
for selling intoxicating drinks to her husband, was continued in the City Court 
this morning.  Counsel in the case, Messrs. MACKRELL and PATTERSON, severely 
exercised Judge VAN WYCK by their frequent tilts.  The plaintiff's case having 
been proved, the defense introduced a number of witnesses to prove that instead 
of having suffered by her husband's drinking habits she was herself a woman 
addicted to drink and quarreling.  The case is still on.

21 May 1885
An Interesting Question Being Tried in the City Court
In May 1884, Henry SCHACHT, a German framer, was engaged,with others, on the 
reconstruction of Washington Hall, corner Broadway and Fourth street. He was 
working on some beams. Laborers employed by another contractor were removing 
the rear wall, which left the beams and trusses exposed to a strong wind.  
Eight trusses fell, some on SCHACHT, breaking his spine.  He died the same day.  
Subsequently, JENKINS & GILES, contracts, paid Helen SCHACHT, the widow, $250, 
and obtained a release from any further liability for damages.  Before the 
release was signed, however, on August 10, Mrs. SCHACHT gave birth to a child, 
and she commenced suit in the City Court this morning to recover $3,000 damages 
from George LANGE and Anthony LANGE, who did the work, she alleges, as Lange Bros.
Assistant District Attorney John F. CLARKE moved to dismiss the complaint on the 
ground that the child was not a surviving party at the time of SCHACHT's death, 
as intended by the code.  The answer to the complaint is a general denial.

Young Mrs. Brown's Complaint Against Her Husband
Justice Walsh Has Something to Say About Girls Who Marry Boys of 
Seventeen and Dwells on the Prospects of Connubial Bliss with 
Four Dollars a Week to Live on - 
Mr. Brown Writes a Letter.
The case of Lizzie BROWN, aged 21, who charges her 17 year old husband, 
James, with not supporting her, came up before Justice WALSH this 
morning. Lizzie lives with her mother at 56 Middagh street and James 
with his mother, at 14 Willow street.  The Judge allowed the case to 
run for three weeks, to see if James could get employment. Tuesday 
morning he received the following letter from the youth:
No. 15 Willow Street, BrooklynMonday, May 18, 1885
Dear Sir - 
I am trying my best to obtain work, but as yet have been unsuccessful. 
I am willing to stick to my wife and live with her as soon as I can get 
work.  It was unjust of her to have me arrested, for before the marriage 
took place my mother learned of the affair, and finding it was becoming 
serious, went to see Lizzie and told her that I was only earning $4 a 
week, also saying that she would not support us.  In the presence of 
her mother and mine she answered "What do I want with your son?  He is 
too young for me; I don't want him."  I am not saying anything against 
my wife only to prove that she is not justified in having charged me with 
non support.  She paid the minister the marriage fee.  As Officer MCMAHON 
told you in court May 7, her mother is in comfortable circumstances and is 
willing to take care of her until I am on my feet again.
Last Thursday night my wife sent word to me to meet her at a lady's house, 
as she wanted to speak to me.  I went and have met her every evening since.  
Last night I told her I was going after a job as a marker in the Troy's laundry. 
She said: "If you don't get the place it is your last chance, for the Judge 
only gave you one week more to get work.  If you don't I will make it hot
for you next Thursday."  As usual, I was told to leave a written application 
for the place and if satisfactory they would send for me.  I wrote to you in 
this fashion because when I come before you in the court I get too nervous to 
speak; beside, the reporters, in writing up the case, spoil any chance that 
I have of getting a situation. She is as much to blame as I am, because if 
she had not given me the money to pay the minister we would probably have 
never been married.  Hoping you will deal leniently with me, for surely I 
don't deserve the punishment of being sent to jail, as I did my best for 
her I remain yours obediently,
P.S.  The papers report as saying that I pawned my violin for $12 to 
buy a suit of clothes.  I said to you I pawned my violin and suit of 
clothes and gave her the money lent on them. If given a chance I will 
come out all right yet and support my wife and you won't be troubled with 
any more complaints. I am not a bad character and dread a jail more than death. 
I have had several hemorrhages since I went home to my mother's, and 
during one of them when I was thought to be dying my wife was sent for, but 
she refused to come saying she would have nothing to do with me.  
Officer MCMAHON can prove this.
This morning BROWN testified that he would be eighteen years old on June 6.  
He had tried to get work and could not. He expected to get work at 
Coney Island next week.
"What do your wages average when you work?" 
Judge WALSH asked "What is the most you ever earned in a week?"
"Five dollars, Judge."
"What were you earning when you got married to this girl?"
"Four dollars a week."
"You had great pluck," said the Judge, and calling Lizzie to the bar, 
he said, "I am going to discharge your husband; you never ought to have 
married him; you ought to have had better sense. I don't see how you could 
expect that a lad of seventeen was going to support you when he couldn't 
support himself.  The case is dismissed."

Sued for $5,000 Damages for Slander, Assault and False Imprisonment
Daniel J. FLYNN, a telegraph operator residing on Poplar street, has brought 
an action in the Supreme Court against Abraham MOSES and Annie, his wife,
butchers in Washington Market, to recover $5,000 for slander, assault and 
battery and false imprisonment.  Plaintiff's story is that he was standing 
at Barclay street and College place on May 4, when Annie MOSES came along and 
said:  "Do you see those three men?  They are trying to break into my house."  
FLYNN said:  "Go and get a policeman and I will wait until you return."  
She went for an officer and FLYNN's brother in law came along.  FLYNN being 
tired of waiting, walked off.  Mrs. MOSES and a policeman ran after him and 
Mrs. MOSES said, pointing to FLYNN: "Arrest him; he is a burglar."  FLYNN 
was arrested and taken before Justice PATTERSON at the Tombs.  An examination 
was held and FLYNN was honorably discharged. Frank C. MARTIN and Charles J. 
PATTERSON are for the plaintiff.

In the suit of the Empire Embroidery Company against Joseph C. GLOVER 
the jury gave the plaintiff a verdict of $9,108.  J.A. HARDY for plaintiff; 
Frank THAYER for defendant.

Thomas TERESA, an Italian longshoreman, was charged before Justice MASSEY 
this morning for attempting to commit a criminal assault upon a 6 year old 
daughter of Bridget HANLON.  He was committed for examination.

Justice KENNA disposed this morning of seventy-five cases of violations 
of health laws presented by George F. ELLIOTT, of the Health Board.

A Testator who Provided for the Relief of his Own Soul, 
the Souls of His Family, and All Souls.
Mary HILLIARD and others have begun an action in the Supreme Corut against 
Frederick SMYTH and Henry ALCOCK, trustees and executors of 
Thomas GUNNING, deceased.  Plaintiffs allege that Thomas GUNNING died 
possessed of property worth over $28,000.  Only SMYTH qualified as
executor and trustee.  To him was left a sum of money to erect a tombstone 
over the testator's father's grave in Ireland. 
To plaintiffs and others the testator left about $16,500, and the rest of 
his estate in trust of the executors to be expended in prayers for soul 
of testator, the souls of his family and all souls that may be in purgatory.  
Plaintiff alleges that the exectuor SMYTH has paid out about $5,450 and 
deposited with the State Treasury $9,900, retaining $7,400 for the relief 
of suffering souls.  The plaintiffs ask that SMYTH be enjoined from paying 
out any money for souls; that the court decide to what shall be done with 
certian lapsed legacies, that it declare the clause of the will relating to 
masses for souls be adjudged invalid; that SMYTH account, etc.  The complaint 
was filed with the County Clerk this afternoon.

22 May 1885
Henry KIEFER, the Scholes street brewer, has transferred for $30,000 his 
interest in his brewery to the Metropolitan Brewing Company.  Mr. KIEFER 
receives stock in the new company for his interest.  Two mortgages were 
recorded in the Register's office this morning, one of $6,195, held by John 
DILLMEYER, and one of $20,600 held by William Garlach & Co.  The brewery was 
injured by fire a short time ago to the extent of $35,000

How a Bartender Undertook to Avenge His Sister
John M. GRAHAM, who is a bartender for Peter FAGAN, a saloon keeper at the 
corner of Columbia and Sedgwick streets, was charged in Judge MASSEY's Court 
this morning with having attempted to shoot James O'NEILL, of No. 40 Congress 
street.  He fired one shot at him and missed him, the ball imbedding itself 
in the door of a butcher shop on the other side of the street.
Yesterday GRAHAM's sister in law, Sarah LAWSON, of 102 Warren street, made a 
charge of assault against O'NEILL in Judge MASSEY's Court.  The case was 
dismissed and GRAHAM resolved to remedy what he considered a miscarriage of 
justice by shooting the alleged destroyer of his sister's happiness. He was 
taken before Judge MASSEY this morning and committed for examination.

Articles of incorporation of the German Evangelical Lutheran Church (St. 
Mathias) of Carnarsie were filed in the Count Clerk's office this morning. 
The following gentlemen have been elected trustees for the ensuing year:   
Albert REIS, 
Henry RITTER, 
Christian SCHREIBER, 
Henry KOENIG, 

Commissioner Raymond Refers the Contending Parties to the Courts.
On Wednesday last James GILLIN, 26 years old, died of consumption at the 
residence of his aunt, Mrs. FARLEY, 681 Fifth avenue.  He had insured his 
life for $180 and left instructions with his aunt that he was to be buried in 
St. Peter's Cemetery, Jersey City, and that this sum was to be devoted to 
defraying his funeral expenses.  Yesterday James. E. HARRRIGAN, of 686 Fifth 
avenue, the undertaker who had charge of the body, applied for the usual 
permit from the Health Office.  While he was talking to Commissioner RAYMOND 
a brother of the deceased, John J. GILLIN, of Jersey City, also entered and 
asked for a permit, saying that as he was the nearest surviving relative he 
was the proper person to attend to the obsequies.  He expressed his 
intention, if the permit were given, of holding a wake on Saturday and 
burying his brother on Sunday.  
The Commissioner refused to grant either party a permit and told them they 
would have to settle the disputed question in court.  The body is embalmed 
and remains in the custody of Undertaker HARRIGAN.

The Coles Estate Will Pay Forty-Five Cents on the Dollar
Edward NICOLL, administrator of the estate of the late Fred W. COLES, 
of Glen Cove, filed his acounts in the office of the Surrogate of 
Queens County, at Jamaica, Wednesday.  Counselor CORNWALL, who appeared 
for the creditors, waived any objections he might have, Judge CULLEN having 
settled the contest with John DURYEA about the real estate, and the Surrogate 
granted an order for the distribution of the funds. The estate is only able to
pay forty-five cents on the dollar.

The will of the late Coles W. WHITE, of Flushing, was admitted to probate 
the same day.  The estate, which is not large, was given to the widow and children.

Surrogate TOWNSEND also admitted to probate the will of the late Phebe K. LEACH, 
of Jamaica.  All of her estate is given to her only son, John LEACH.

Five lawyers were engaged before the Surrogate Wednesday, trying to prove that 
various colored people living at Port Washington are the heirs at law of 
Phebe SANDS, who died there intestate with $10,000 in a bank to her credit.

Letters of administration have been issued on the estate 
of John SUEDEN, late of Great Neck.  His personal estate, appraised at 
actual alue, amounts to $858,000.  He also leaves a large amount of real estate.

A Well Known Long Islander who is Said to Have Changed His Mind
The contest over the will of William NICHOLS was continued before Surrogate 
TOWNSEND at Jamaica yesterday afternoon.  NICHOLS died some time ago, and is 
alleged to have left two wills.
The first will gave his property equally to Mrs. BALDWIN, of Brooklyn, her 
daughter and Mrs. BALDWIN, of Bellmore, his granddaughter.  The last will, as 
alleged, gave Mrs. ALLEN $6,000 and the residue of the property to Mrs. 
BALDWIN.  By the first will the parties would receive $20,000 each, but by 
the terms of the last will Mrs. BALDWIN would get $34,000.  Mr. BALDWIN filed 
a petition for the probate of a copy of the alleged last will on the ground 
that the original had been stolen, and with it $800. Mrs. ALLEN has got the 
money, and she denies all knowledge of the missing will.
Thomas D. SMITH, who drew up the alleged missing will, testified that it 
provided that the estate should be divided between Mrs. BALDWIN and Mrs. 
ALLEN, share and share alike.  The case was then adjourned for a few days.

A Failure, a Law Suit and a Marriage Engagement.
John J. GRANT, a manufacturer of machinery in Flushing, failed last Monday 
with liabilities of $6,000. He made an assignment to Marquis D. GOULD.

Ann C. RAYNOR, of Freeport, brought an action against the executors of the 
estate of Elbert RAYNOR, a lunatic, to recover $1,900 for board and attendance.  
The issues were tried before a referee, who has give judgment in Mrs. RAYNOR's 
favor for $1,000.

The engagement of ex-Assemblyman YOUNG, of Oyster Bay, and Miss Helene MASON, 
of New YOrk, is formally announced.

William CASEY, a boy residing at Corona, was sent to jail for twenty-five days 
for setting fire to some salt hay.

Wednesday night burglars effected entrance into the store of George RABER, at 
Winfield, L.I., by removing the panels from the rear doors.  They packed up a 
large lot of goods ready for removal but took nothing with them.

A Well Known Character who is Being Persecuted.
William MARSH and Van Houten GIBSON pleaded not guilty to stealing two 
horses, blankets and harness from the stable of George W. EDWARDS.

Maurice DOUGHERTY pleaded not guilty to a criminal assault on Maggie 
DOUGHERTY, a little girl.

George W. DITMAR pleaded not guilty to an indictment of bigamy, the charge 
being that on January 1, 1879, he married Susan, his first wife, and while 
she was yet living married Kate MCDONALD on February 24, 1884.

Matthew BRADLEY, grand larceny, dismissed.

Joseph MILLER and Adolph GEBHARDT, assault, dismissed.

When the name of John DEGRUFF was called an elderly man with iron gray hair 
was led up to the bar, shading his eyes with his hands as though ashamed of 
his situation.  He waved to and fro like a sapling in the wind.
"John DEGRUFF, you are indicted by the Grand Jury for burglary and grand 
larceny on three counts."  Then Clerk Barney YORK read an indictment for 
entering the dwelling house of Charles F. MOLEY and cleaning it out of money, 
clothing and jewelry.
"What do you say to it, DEGRUFF?  Guilty or not guilty?" asked Judge MOORE.
The prisoner moved to and fro for a moment, then lowered his hand from his 
forehead to his nose, and said in a whine?
"I claim persecution. I'm being persecuted."  He spoke in a dazed manner.
"That's all right.  What do you plead?" asked the judge.
There was no reply.
"Enter a plea of not guilty Mr. Clerk."  DEGRUFF showed signs of awakening.  
"You may as well listen and answer," continued the court.  "You and I are old 
acquaintances and understand each other very well."
Two other indictments were then read to DEGRUFF, who, as he declined to 
answer, was entered as pleading not guilty.

23 May 1885
Relatives Contending in the City Court
James F. GILLEN Goes to the House of a Third Cousin to Breathe His Last - 
Judge REYNOLDS Respects the Wishes of the Dead.
    A case of unusual interest came up in the Special Term, City Court, 
before Chief Judge REYNOLDS, this morning. It was a contest for the 
possession of the body of a man who died three days ago. From a number of 
affadavits submitted by Mr. Thomas E. PEARSALL the Court learned that James 
F. GILLEN, who was born in New Jersey twenty-six years ago, went to live at 
Rutland, Vt., last November, at which time he was suffering from consumption. 
As he grew rapidly worse during the winter he came on to Brooklyn and 
repaired to the house of his third cousin, Mrs. Ann FARLEY, an elderly lady, 
who resides at 681 Fifth avenue, on May 12, where he died on the 20th 
instant. Previous to his death he requested Mrs. FARLEY to see to his 
interment in St. Peter's Cemetery, Jersey City, where reposed the remains of 
his father and mother. Some time ago he took out a policy of insurance in the 
Prudential Insurance Company for $196, which he assigned to Mrs. FARLEY to 
defray the expenses of his burial.
    Mrs. FARLEY called in undertaker James E. HARRIGAN, of Fifth avenue, who 
embalmed the body and prepared it for burial. He then obtained a permit from 
the Board of Health for its interment. Yesterday John J. GILLIN, a brother of 
the deceased, who lives in Jersey City, called at the Health Department and 
claimed the body as the next of kin. After hearing both sides Commissioner 
RAYMOND revoked the burial permit granted to Mr. Harrigan, and declined to 
issue another until the contending parties had settled their quarrel in the 
    This morning Jerry A. WERNBERG, for the brother, applied for a writ of 
mandamus to compel the surrender of the body. Mr. GILLIN, he stated, desired 
to bury his brother in the same spot with his father and mother. Mrs. FARLEY 
was welcome to the insurance money, which may have been legally assigned, but 
he desired to bury the body. Mr. WERNBERG quoted Judge PRATT in favor of the 
theory that the next of kin was entitled to the body, a decision which had 
been confirmed by the General Term.
    Mr. Thomas E. PEARSALL could nat understand that a writ of Mandamus was 
in order in such a matter. He read the affadavits of Mrs. FARLEY and her 
daughter as to the statements made by the deceased that he desired to be 
buried by his cousin and to the effect that he especially desired that his 
brother should have nothing to do with the burial. A letter was also put in 
by Mr. PEARSALL, written by the deceased shortly before his death to a friend 
named MacENTEE, in whichk after stating his arrangements for his burial, he 
wrote: "So, Mike, I tell you just what myintentions are, just as if you were 
my brother. In fact, you are kinder to me thatn my brother. I do not want to 
recognize him at all, and I told him never to recognize me."
    Judge REYNOLDS said that if Judge PRATT had decided the next of kin was 
entitled to the body he should follow his dictum. He did not think, however, 
that the decision in question applied to this case. He thought a man had a 
perfect right to dispose of his own body, and he felt inclined to regard the 
wishes of the deceased; more especially so, as he had evidently, with the 
knowledge that he was about to die, gone to his cousin's house to breathe his 
last and not to his brother's. Beside this, he had evidence his wishes by 
assigning his insurance policy to Mrs. FARLEY to pay the funeral expenses of 
the burial. His Honor thought nothing would be gained by interfering with 
Mrs. FARLEY''s action in the matter, more especially as she intended the body 
to be buried in the same grave the brother would have buried it.
    The motion was therefore denied and Mrs. FARLEY has a legal right to 
preceed with the burial.

She Denied the Charge
    The charge of Mary SWEET, of No. 383 Oakland street, against Bridget 
LILLIS that she struck her in the back of the neck was dismissed by Justice 
NACHER this morning. Mrs. LILLIS testified that Mrs. SWEET struck her with a 
teakettle some time previously and that she did not strike Mrs. SWEET at all. 
The Justice advised them when they have trouble again to make each a 
complaint against the other.

24 May 1885
Kate MOEBUS Secures a Big Verdict Against Henry HERMAN
    Little Edward MOEBUS was 6 1/2 years old when, on September 27, 1882, his 
mother, Kate V. MOEBUS, a German woman, unmarried, sent him on an errand from 
her candy store on Bridge, near Tillery street. As the child was crossing the 
street a truck belonging to Henry HERMAN, the wholesale furniture 
manufacturer, drove along, knocked him down and ran over him. He was severely 
injured. His mother recovered $500 in a $40,000 damage suit in the City 
Court. Three days ago she commenced another suit in the Supreme Court for 
damages for loss of service. The case was concluded yesterday afternoon and 
the jury awarded Mrs. MOEBUS $3,500 damages. During the trial it was shown 
that since the accident an operation had been performed every two weeks, 
without which he could not have survived.
    RODERICK & CARPENTER for the plaintiff; MORRIS & PEARSALL for the defense.

25 May 1885
Sent Up From Butler Street
    The following are the heavier sentences imposed on votaries of the bottle 
in Judge MASSEY's Court this morning:
    John FEENEY, ninety days
    Peter MONTGOMERY, twenty-nine days
    James LYNCH, twenty-nine days
    James CAVANAUGH, six months
    James DENNIN, ninety days
    Thomas RORKE, ninety days.

A HEAVY FINE-For Carrying On an Illegal Insurance Business
    Frank W. ANTHONY, who with Frank BENSEN was arrested for violating the 
State Insurance Law, by acting at the agent of the Anglo-American Insurance 
Company, of Washington, D. C., when he had not complied with the State law by 
giving the necessary bonds required, came up for sentence before Justice 
WALSH this afternoon. He was fined $250, or in default of payment sentenced 
to two hundred fifty days' imprisonment in the Penitentiary. This was the 
same fine that was inflicted on BENSEN, but Counselor WERNBERG in each case 
procured an appeal, and the accused have been admitted to bail. It is stated 
that the father of ANTHONY is to be arrested.

City Court Decisions    
-Samuel LEWIS, respondent, against Joseph KESSELL, appellant - Judgement 
reversed and new trial granted, with costs to abide the event. Opinion by 
-Christine DAHL, as administratrix, appellant against James CLAYTON, 
respondent - Judgement affirmed, with costs, by Chief Judge REYNOLDS.
-William J. GAYNOR, respondent, against Leo NELSON et als, applicants - 
Judgement affirmed, with costs. Opinion per curiam.

Catherine ERICKSON's Record
    Catharine ERICKSON, of No. 174 Smith street, was before Judge MASSEY this 
morning charged by Officer BENEDICT, of the Society for the Prevention of 
Cruelty to Children, for being an habitual drunkard and neglecting her four 
months old child. She was remended for examination. Catharine has a most 
unenviable reputation, and spends about eight months of the year in jail. She 
has been charged with cruelty to children on several previous occasions.

26 May 1885
    Robert MEYER, a little fellow with closely cropped hair, was brought 
before Justice KENNA this morning upon a charge of vagrancy, and when first 
arrested he informed the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children 
that he had lived on Third avenue, New York, with his parents. They had 
deserted him he averred, and finding himself upon the world he came to 
Brooklyn and for some time had been kept alive by young men he met on the 
streets. The society investigated, but was unable to find out anything about 
the boy, save that he was incorrigible. This morning he told Justice KENNA 
that he lived corner Broadway and Halsey street, with his grandfather, who 
owned a row of houses. The Justice asked the boy why he lied to him. The boy 
did not reply, and was sent off to the House of Refuge.

A Divorce Suit Begun in 1876 Ended at Last
    This morning judgement of divorce absolute was entered in favor of 
Charles M. BEATY against Sarah R. V. BEATY by Plaintiff's attorney, Colonel 
W. C. B. THORNTON. Plaintiff was married to defendant, then Sarah R. V. 
COULTIS, on August 30, 1870, at Jersey City, by the Rev. John ATKINSON. The 
complaint alleges that the defendant has been living with one William DOLL as 
his wife since December 1, 1875. The action begun January 3, 1876, and 
referred to James C. BERGEN on February 21, 1876. Money was scarce and 
nothing was done. On July 15, 1884, Mr. BERGEN asked to be relieved, and on 
July 28 George B. ABBOT was appointed referee.In October, 1884, testimony was 
taken. Andrew NELSON, landlord of 146 Leonard street, Western District, 
identified the defendant by a photograph as the woman living in that house 
with one DOLL. The sisters of the defendant also proved that she was passing 
as the wife of DOLL, one of them declaring that if she had been situated as 
the defendant was she would have done the same thing as she did. The real 
name of the correspondent is said to be William M. DALLEY, and he resides at 
148 Siegel street.

Mr. REED Swears he Earns Only Twenty-five Dollars a Week
    The interminable REED divorce suit was again in the City Court this 
morning, on a motion by General TRACY to stay proceedings pending appeal. 
Originally Isaac R. REED, a partner in a manufacturing firm, commenced suit 
for divorce against his wife, which was decided against him. Then Mrs. REED 
commenced suit for limited divorce, after which Mr. REED appealed from the 
first decision. Mrs. REED was awarded $10 a week alimony. The ground for 
asking for the stay was that the appeal had been commmenced but Judge 
REYNOLDS denied the motion on the ground that the second suit had been 
commenced before the appeal. His Honor would, however, grant the stay on 
condition that Mr. REED woiuld increase the alimony to $25 weekly, as asked 
by General CATLIN, for Mrs. REED.
    General CATLIN stated that the $10 weekly allowed Mrs. REED fell short of 
her requirements that she was compelled to pawn valuable property for her 
    Counsel for Mr. REED declined to increase the alimony on the ground that 
Mr. REED was only earning $25 weekly.
    The further hearing was adjourned until to-morrow. The hearing of Mrs. 
REED's suit will be resumed on Thursday in the Special Term, City Court.

28 May 1885
Why Mrs. DAHL Cannot Recover for Her Husband's Death
    In September, 1883, Frederick DAHL was employed in James Clayton's 
factory on York street. He was fatally injured by the machinery, and his wife 
sued for $5,000 damages. Chief Judge McCUE dismissed the complaint on the 
ground of contributory negligence on the part of the deceased. The General 
Term of the City Court has affirmed the judgement. Chief Judge REYNOLDS, in 
his opinion, says that the deceased had worked long on the premises and 
understood the situation, knowing at the time of the accident that the shaft 
was in motion. He placed a ladder near the end of the shaft to reach a block 
and fall in such a way that the end of the shaft passed between the upper 
rounds of the ladder. Though warned by two workers of the danger, he mounted 
the ladder, his clothes were caught in the shaft and he was killed. He could 
have taken down the block in other ways without risk, and voluntarily 
incurred the exposure, which must have been as obvious to him as to any one. 
With full knowledge of the danger, and in spite of warning, he thrust himself 
upon the instrument of death.
    For plaintill, J. E. SWANSTROM; for defendant, James and Thomas H. TROY.

    A very pretty girl was before Judge CLEMENT, in Special Term, City Court, 
for committal to the County Insane Asylum this morning. She said her name was 
Annie KLEIMLE and she has been confined in St. Catherine's Hospital, where 
she had been taken by an ambulance. In the hospital she was found to be 
insane, and in court this morning her appearance was that of a lunartic. 
Judge CLEMENT signed the papers.

    Clarence E. TALLMAN, of 171 State street, the dentist who had Detective 
GOLDEN arrested last week, was defendent in a landlord and tenant case this 
morning before Judge WALSH. He was sued for $75 by W. H. WICKHAM, and 
judgement for the full amount was rendered. 

    James Nelson DAY, who was arrested in Newark, N. J., last  evening, on a 
charge of embezzlement, preferred by his former employers, MARTIN & RUNYON, 
bankers, of 100 Broadway, this morning consented to waive requisition and 
accompanied the officers to New York. He is now held to await examination.

A Woman Who Had Exhausted the Sympathies of Judge and Officers.
    Kate Kune, a hollow checked, pale faced woman, about 35 years of age, 
whose eyes were red with weeping, crawled up in front of Justice KENNA's desk 
this morning, to answer a charge of having broken into the flat, No. 754 
Bedford avenue, and having stolen property belonging to Mrs. Maud OSGOOD, 
valued at $25. She faintly whispered that a boy gave the articles to her.
    Officer DAVY said she was an old offender, and that because of her 
miserable appearance and her I am about to die air, she had always escaped 
    Justice KENNA sentenced her to nine months in the Penitentiary.
    As Officer SHAUGUESSY was taking her to the pen,she said: "My husband put 
me in this, and I will put him in as bad a fix."

        Henry WALKER, of Astoria, who was placed under arrest by Coroner 
O'CONNELL for evading a subpena in the case of William GRIMLICH, whose body 
was found in Flushing Bay after the two men had parted company, was arraigned 
before Justice KAVANAGH in Long Island City yesterday afternoon and released 
in $500 bail. The inquest will be resumed next Monday evening.

    For some time thefts of flowers from graves in the Bayside Cemetery at 
Woodhaven have been occuring. Yesterday John CORNWELL, of Woodhaven, was 
caught in the act of stealing a floral crown. This morning Justice BETTA, of 
Jamaica, sent CORNWELL to jail for forty days

    This morning the following persons were arraigned before Judge WALSH, 
charged by Officer TIMME with storing bones on their premises without a 
permit, Sabastian BUSCH, Dora ERHARDT, Christopher HANDEIGEL, Adam SMOKE, all 
of 118 Varet street, Franz, HALZMAN, No. 94 Moore street, Peter GUMBEL and 
Christopher MEYER, of No. 152 Siegel street. They were each fined $25.

Patrick Hayes Has Two-thirds of Them in His Favor
    The trial of Patrick HAYES for shooting his wife with intent to kill was 
concluded yesterday morning in the Court of Sessions, and the case was given 
to the jury about one o'clock. In the afternoon they asked for instruction 
from Judge MOORE. They were in doubt whether they were to find HAYES guilty 
if they found that he shot his wife under the supposition that he was doing 
right. Judge MOORE replied that HAYES might have thought he was right and yet 
know he was violating the law, in which case they would have to find him 
guilty. The jury retired again and remained out until ten o'clock, when they 
returned and announced that there was no prospect of their arriving at a 
verdict. They were then discharged. It was subsequently learned that they 
stood 8 to 4 for acquittal.
    It is not improbable that HAYES may now plead to assault in a minor 
degree, and so escape with a light punishment.

30 May 1885 
SNEDIKER Discharged    
    William SNEDIKER, who shot and fatally wounded Samuel PATTERSON, in the 
defense of his saloon on Union avenue, April 19, was yesterday, on motion of 
Assistant District Attorney CLARKE, fully discharged by Justice NAEHER. He 
had been previously discharged by the Coroner's jury.


Wills Proved and Letters of Administration and Guardianship Granted.

    In the Surrogate's Court of Kings County, before Hon. Jacob I. BERGEN, 
the following business was done during the past week.
    Wills Proved:
    SWIFT, William
    SWANDS, Bridget
    McAULEY, John H.
    BURCK, Mary C.
    DIEZ, Ursula
    LUDLAM, Carmen M.
    McCORMACK, John
    STEHLIN, Achaz
    SMITH, James L.all of Brooklyn.

    Letters of Guradianship of the estate of William MOORE were granted to 
Sarah A. C. MOORE, 
    of Albert KOCH to Frederick KOCH,
    of Michael BURKE to Bridget BURKE, all of the county of Kings.

    Letters of Administration were granted on the estates of the following 
names deceased persons:
    BUTLER, Edward
    COOPER, Catherine D. or Kate
    GILHOOLY, Patrick
    JOHNSON, Millie N.
    MOORE, Elizabeth
    BUTLER, Philip J.
    CLINTON, William H.
    LAUINGER, Caroline
    CAHILL, MIchael
    GERMANN, Max
    PIERANDO, Gerard
    GUERIN, Charles
    ASH, Johanna  all of the city Brooklyn.

Edward GLENNING and John ANDERSON, two fully ordained rounders, were sent 
to the Penitentiary for six months and ninety days respectively by Judge 
MASSEY yesterday.

Carole Dilley
Nadine Demczyszyn
Pam Jeter
Nancy Spader Wilson
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