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Brooklyn Daily Eagle
9 December 1877
KING - It was Mr. Horatio C. King who suggested the idea of selling the
Philharmonic seals by suction.(I think they meant section) It proved to be a
very valuable one.
KEARNEY - Mr. M. J. Kearney, who for a long time was Vice President of the
Emerald Society, was elected President of this Society recently.
BRADY - Judge Brady, of New York, will very soon repeat his lecture on how to
dine, in Brooklyn, and he will speak as an expert, too.
BUDINGTON - Rev. Dr. Budington, of the Clinton avenue Congregational Church,
will preach a sermon to young people at the Rochester avenue Congational
Church, this evening.
SHEVLIN - Keeper Shevlin was confined to his bed yesterday in consequence of
a painful illness which was doubtless caused to some extent by the political
worriments relating to his reappointment.
KENNADAY - Ex-Senator Kennaday was present at the meeting of the Board of
Supervisors on Thursday last, occupying a chair on the right of the
Supervisor at Large.
NOALES - Mr. Edgar Noales,of the West Warren street Presbyterian Church, was
last week elected Deacon, in the place of Francis McDonald, deceased.
DURYEA - Rev. Dr. Duryea was prevented from keeping his appointment to preach
at the Rochester avenue Congregational Church last Sunday evenig in
consequence of severe illness.
ADAMS - Ex-City Works Commissioner Adams has gone back to his old business of
building. He is a member of the Mechanics' Exchange in New York.
PHILLIPS - In the absence of Justice Riley, last week, Alderman Fred.
Phillips took his place as magistrate in the Third District Court. The
Alderman in his new role is immense.
HENDERSON - Mr. J. C. Henderson, who won the Fountain Gun Club medal, for
the first time, last week, won the Long Island Gun Club championship medal
three times during the present year.
CAMP - Miss Anetta R. Camp is singing in concert with great success in Ohio
and Kentucky. The concert company with which she is connected will appear in
Cincinnati in a few days.
MURRAY - Since May last Brother Murray, pastor of the Metropolitan Mission,
has raised $1,000 for his church. Nearly every week an entertainment is
given in the Lyceum, for the benefit of the church.
TAYLOR - The elegantly executed prize medals which have been presented at the
Rink this season are the handiwork of Mr. P. O. Taylor, of this city.
ACKLEY - In the published report of St. Ann's fair, an error was made in the
statement as to the parties who had charge of what was known as the "Second
Table." The names should have been Mrs. Ackley, the Misses Fitzpatrick and
Miss Julia Driscoll.
MELIKOFF - It is not generally known that General Louis Melikoff, one of the
most famous officers in the Russian Army, has a nephew residing in this city.
He is employed in a fur importing house in New York.
ROBERTS - Mr. John Roberts, a master stevedore is confined to his residence
in South Brooklyn from the effects of painful injuries he received while
superintending the departure of the ship Hamilton Fish, from New York, a few
WATSON - Mr. P. L. Watson, Manager of the Western Union Telegraph Company,
won the rifle contest at the fair of the Seventh avenue Methodist Church the
other night. He made a score of 58 out of a possible 60.
MORLE - Mr. Richard P. Morle has just been elected Captain of Company F,
Forty-seventh Regiment. He entered the National Guard as Second Lieutenant
October 6, 1873, and was promoted to a First Lieutenancy December 7, 1874.
HIGGINS - Mr. "Charley" Higgins enjoyed himself with the old Knickerbockers
hugely on Thursday night, but he intends taking in both the Scotch and Irish
anniversary dinners before awarding the palm for good fellowship.
CHAUNCEY - Mr. David Chauncey has recently become the owner of a pair of fast
steppers, and so we suppose he will soon take his place again among the
"boys" on the road who are not willing to take anybody's dust.
WEIR - The managers of the Art Association have complimented Mr. John Weir,
the florist, for the artistic floral display, which was carried out under his
directions, at the late reception at the Academy of Music.
MORAN-BROWN - Supervisors Moran and Brown, both Democrats, are engaged in a
friendly contest for the position of President pro tem of the Board of
Supervisors. The caucus of Democratic members which will be held some time
this month will award the palm.
MCGRATH - The members of the E. D. Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, in
recognition of the past services of Mr. George B. Magrath as their executive,
recently re-elected him President for the ensuing year. There as no one, in
fact, who would accept a nomination to displace M. Magrath.
FARJEON - Among the pleasant features of the pending holidays will be a
literary reunion at the Pierrepont House, to which will be invited Mr. B. L.
Farjeon and other visiting authors who have contributed to the Riverside
Library, of which Mr. Norman L. Munroe is publisher.
FLEMING - Dr. James W. Fleming, a graduade of the Long Island College
Hospital, has been appointed to the position of Ambulance Surgeon at the
Fourth street Hospital. His predecessor, Dr. Valentine, is at present House
Surgeon at St. Catharine's Hospital
CASHOW - Mr. Alexander Cashow, for many years connected with the Department
of City Works in this city, has opened an elegant restaurant, on the New York
plan, in the City of Baltimore. Mr. Cashow is a thorough business man, and
will, no doubt, be successful in his new enterprise.
TRACY - On application for an order of publiction, in a divorce suit, Justice
Gilbert remarked that a woman could not get a divorce from a man because he
went to sea. General Tracy, overhearing the remark said, sotto voce, "It
depends on whom he goes to see."
FISHER - Alderman F. B. Fisher, of the Twenty-third Ward, who was recently
prostrated by illness, has so far recovered as to be able to take an
occasional walk out of doors. He was suffering from an attack of congestion
of the lungs, and at one time as in a critical condition.
BERGEN - On an application for an order to Justice Gilbert by Colonel John
H. Bergen, His Honor remarked that it required considerable activity to keep
up with recent decisions. "Activity don't always do," replied Colonel
Bergen; "one would need to be a harlequin and jump two ways at once to do
FERRY - The business of the First District Court has been so well attended to
by Justice Ferry, that he will begin the New Year with a perfectly clear
calendar, and this in spite of the fact that his judicial district embraces
all South Brooklyn, which possesses the most litigious population in the city.
BENNETT - Mr. George C. Bennett received the formal congratulations of his
associates of the Board of Education on Tuesday evening last on his
appointment as Commissioner of the Board of City Works. He afterward regaled
them with a game supper.
THORNLEY - At the last General Term, on motion of Counselor John P. Hudson,
J. H. Thornley, Esq., an English barrister, resident for five years in this
country and duly naturalized, was admitted to practice as an attorney and
counselor at law of the Supreme Court of this State.
DUNNING - Mr. William B. Dunning, an enterprising young business man,
residing on the Hill, is making arrangements for an extended European trip
early in the Spring, and it is whispered that his enjoyment will be
heightened by the presence of a charming bride.
LOTT - An exceedingly careful and temperate life has not shielded the
venerable Judge Lott from the diseases incidental to age. He has been more
or less of an invalid for many months, and at times quite a sufferer. The
Judge is about 72, but he would have passed for a man of 60 but a little while ago.
MAGILL - Mr. James H. Magill sang his famous song of "St. Kevin and the
Gander" at the St. Nicholas dinner, and when he found that the Dutchmen
failed to catch the flavor of it, he offered to bet five dollars that if all
that is said of St. Nicholas be true, he was no Dutchman, for by all accounts
the good Saint was a jolly fellow in his way.
NESMITH - Among the busiest and most energetic of the worthy ladies who
devote their time, labor, patience and perseverance to the good work of the
institution providing for destitute children, is Mrs. Benjamin R. Nesmith,
who was so conspicuous an assistant in the benevolent work of the great
Sanitary Fair at the Academy, in 1864.
REID - Miss Emeline Reid, now known in the musical profession as Eme Roseau,
at her first appearance in the Eastern District on Thursday night last,
since her return from Italy was received with marked demonstrations of
friendship and appreciation. After years of patient study, Miss Reid has
developed her talent as a musician of a superior class.
HOWARD - Mr. Timothy Howard, of the Fourteenth Ward, has just completed a
dock at the foot Adams street. The work has been so well done and the
contract so satisfactorily executed as to warrant the Reading Coal and Iron
Company to engage his services in the construction of two extensive piers in
the same locality.
BARNARD - Since the remarkable change - by United States mail - in the
decision of Nichols vs Nichols, Deputy County Clerk George G. Barnard has
been assailed after the arrival of every mail by interested lawyers wishing
to ascertain whether there were any further changes in the list of General
Term decisions handed down last Friday week.
BURNHAM - Mr. L. S. Burnham, the well known dry goods merchant, was one of
the most affable and energetic committee men on the occasion of the late
brilliant Art Reception at the Academy of Music. On such an occasion, the
absence of Mr. Burnham would create a void, which could not be readily filled.
SHORT - Under the pastorate of Rev. William Short the congregation of Trinity
Chapel, St. Ann's, has steadily increased in numbers. Mr. Short's Sunday
evening discources to workingmen have been marked with a thoughtful
consideration of the questions which agitate labor and capital, and are
delivered from a high religious standpoint.
GILBERT - In reference to the custom of getting orders to show cause on less
than eight days' notice, Justice Gilbert said last week: "The rule allowing
an order to show cause on short notice is to be used as a medicine, not as
daily bread. Procuring such orders has become a habit with some lawyers,
just like chewing tobacco."
HELMER - Rev. Dr. Helmer, pastor of the Tompkins avenue, Congregational
Church, who has long been a severe sufferer from a malarial disease,
contracted while living in Chicago, is at present stopping in Saratoga. He
has received much benefit from the water of that place, and hopes in a short
time to be able to return to Brooklyn and resume the discharge of his
CUYLER - An excellent portrait and an appreciative biography of Dr. Cuyter
appear in the current edition of the local church monthly, Our Neighbor.
There is also a verbatim report of the excellent Thanksgiving sermon the
Doctor preached to the Union Assembly, in the Clinton avenue Congregational
Church, Rev. William Ives Budington, D. D., pastor.
RICHARDSON - Hon. William Richardson, President of the Atlantic avenue and
Fifth avenue Railroad Company, recently received a painful injury in his
right foot, which has lamed him pro tem. He, however, "gets round"
regularly, and is improving not only his health but the excellent lines of
cars to which he gives closer and more intelligent attention than any man in
ROLFE - Mr. E. Rolfe, one of the most active of our citizens in year past,
has again returned to Brooklyn to find that his old lung troubles will be
appeased only by the air of the mountains. Mr. Rolfe gets robust health
while he remains in the mountains Northern New York, whether it be in Winter
or Summer, but he no sooner gets near the sea than he becomes an invalid.
WHITLOCK - There was quite a quorum of the old and solid men of the Board of
Education at the St. Nicholas dinner, and when the President of the Board,
Mr. Whitlock, rose to speak to one of the toasts, it seemed, from the fact
that he was the centre of a group made by of Messrs. Thomas, Williams,
Rhodes, Hunter, Culyer, Huntley, Gates and a half a dozen others, as if he
were going to call the Board to order.
CASSIN - Thomas Cassin is conceded by everybody but James H Magill to be
among the best of stewards. Magill claims that Cassin will persist in the
folly of providing a substantial dinner, when, as is well known, all who want
to eat can do so at home. Magill thinks the money thus thrown away could be
profitably invested in other things. He would have cakes and ale--with the
WHEELER - The rotund, the jolly H. H. Wheeler, formerly of Brooklyn, but now
of Chicago, who has been on a visit to his friends in Brooklyn during the
past two weeks, returned to the West on Thursday. "Has" likes Chicago well,
but he likes Brooklyn better; so that it was with feelings of regret that he
parted from his friends here to return to business. He has charge of one of
the late A. T. Stewart's stores in Chicago.
LANGFORD----It is understood that Colonel E. L. Langford will step into the
shoes of Alderman-elect Kenna, on the lst of January, when the latter takes
his place in the Board of Aldermen, and resigns his position as General Clerk
in the Police Department. Colonel Langford was Secretary of the Board of
Health under the last Republican Commission, and made himself a general
favorite by his gentlemanly deportment and uniform courtesy.
FERGUESON - It is understood that Mr. Cornelius Fergueson is about to resign
his office of Shore Inspector, as his time is fully occupied with his duties
as a Commissioner to appraise damages in railroad applications to acquire
Long Island. It is said that Mr. Fergueson believes that by the time the
various railroad Commissioners get through their labors, there will be no
shore in Kings County left for him to inspect, and he objects to holding a
LANSING-McKINNEY ----Colonel E. B. Lansing met ex-Alderman McKinney in Javis'
Inn, on Montague street, one evening last week. There was an interchange of
compliments, and the Colonel charged that the ex-Alderman was not dependent
on his own exertions for a livelihood. The ex-Alderman retorted with a
remark about groceries, and there was an instant collision. Through the
gallant intervention of Frank with a feather duster no lives were lost.
POOLE-CRING-----The infants, as they are styled, of the Sixth and Thirteenth
police precincts, Officers Harry Poole and George Cring, are pitted against
each other to perform a feat in pole climbing. This is to occur on Christmas
eve, at Reitzner's Boulevard Garden, in Bushwick avenue, which will be
illuminated by two calcium lights. The loser in three trials by arrangement
will provide an oyster supper for ten mutual friends.
LEECH-----Captain Leech was Supervisor Nathan's candidate for Keeper
Shevlin's place, but failed to capture the nomination from the Republican
caucus. Indeed a nomination from this source was worthless as two Republican
members of the Board of Supervisors, Messrs. Ropes and Ryder could not be
induced to vote against Mr. Shevlin and consequently placed their party in
the minority. The sufficient number to offset this defection could not be
procured from the Democratic side of the house.
HARKET--BRENNAN------On last Wednesday evening, the Church of St. Vincent de
Paul, of this city, was thronged with a large congregation, to witness the
marriage of Mr. Philip Harket and Miss Ellie Brennan. Both parties were born
in the parish and acquaintged from childhood. Miss Katie S. Hogan acted as
bride's maid. The marriage ceremony as performed by Rev. John E. Hogan,
assistant pastor, and the occasion was honored by the presence of a large
number of clergymen.
GRAY - Counselor James J. Gray, while fishing in Jamaica Bay, last week, with
a few friends, narrowly escaped losing his life. A sudden squall struck and
upset the yacht, and all the occupants were thrown into the water. Mr. Gray
was the only one among them who was not an expert swimmer, and it is only by
the most strenuous exertions on the part of his companions that he was
brought safely ashore. He is now suffering from a severe cold contracted on
the perilous occasion, but in a few days will be able to attend to his law
business as usual.
BIGSBY - Professor Barnard Bigsby, the really eminent philologist, made a
greater hit as a lecturer during the past week than any gentleman who has
been heard in Brooklyn for several seasons. His knowledge of the history,
laws and relations of the basic languages is very thorough. His capacity to
interest and instruct on the platform is excellent, and his voice, manners
and choice of expressions and illustrations are charming. On Wednesday
evening, he will lecture in the Hanson place Baptist Church on "Our Mother
Tongue" - the Anglo Saxon.
O'REILLY - The congregation of St. Stephen's R. C. Church, of which Rev.
Father Edward O'Reilly is the much beloved pastor, will, within a few weeks,
give an entertainment at the Academy of Music for the benefit of the church.
It will probably take the form of a lecture or musical and dramatic
enter-tainment, and there is no doubt the Academy will be thronged on the
occasion. It was at first proposed that a fair and festival would be given,
but the pastor and the leading members of the congregation are of the opinion
that the public has had enough of these exhibitions during the present season.
SCHROEDER----CRUMMEY - After the triumphant reappointment of Warden Shevlin
on Thursday, he opened a little wine. A friend bet Ed. Crummey ten dollars
that he durst not ask Major Schroeder, one of the four who voted against Mr.
Shevlin, to join the party. Ed. touched the Mayor on the shoulder and said,
"Are you engaged, Mayor?" His Honor replied, "No, not particularly." "Come
and take a glass of wine with Warden Shevlin," Mr. Crummey said. "Thank you,"
said the Mayor. "You must excuse me as I have to attend the St. Nicholas
dinner to-night." A bystander said, as the Mayor moved away,"Ed., you should
have asked him to take lager and he'd ha' been there."
WREN - Miss Alice Wren, after an absence of nearly seven years on a
theatrical tour embracing such distant lands as India, China, the African
Colonies and diamond fields and Australia, arrived home in this city during
the past week. She has had a varied and, in some instances, dangerous
experience, she with others having been reported killed in Africa. In fact
the train was attacked, but happily all the troupe escaped unhurt. Miss Wren
is the youngest of a family of nine, all of whom at some time have appeared
on the stage. Her future course is as yet undecided, though it is her
expressed wish and intention to retire from the histrionic profession.
DeWITT - Corporation Counsel De Witt returned yesterday from Albany, where he
argued before the Court of Appeals a case in which the city is interested.
The question involved was as to the validity of that section of the charter
act of 1874, which confirmed all assessments theretofore laid. The section
has been declared invalid by the General Term of the Supreme Court of this
district, and its support by the Court of Appeals is regarded as extremely
sailable over $3,000,000 of the city's assessments. Mr. DeWitt regretted his
inability to be present at the St. Nicholas dinner; but, with him, business
always before pleasure.
BLISS - Congressman A. M. Bliss has at last gained strength enough to enable
him to return to his residence in Brooklyn. For several weeks Mr. Bliss had
been confined to his rooms at the Arlington House, by illness, and at one
time his condition was so serious that his family physician was hastily
summoned to Washington to consult wth the doctors who had been called in.
The many friends of our active representative will be glad to learn that he
is now rapidly recovering, and that he hopes, within a few days, to resume
his seat in the House. During his illness Mr. Bliss was the recipient of
many evidences of kindness from his Congressional associates, for he seems to
be personally as popular at the Capital as he is as home.
CLARE - While the janitor's room at the County Court House is undergoing
repairs, the Senate assembles nightly in the Surrogate's private room. The
Hon. Phil. Clare created an immense sensation the other evening by relating
an event in the life of Shamus McTullagh, a famous Kilkenny giant. Shamus
was eight feet eight inches high, and weighed five hundred and thirty-three
pounds. He killed a man and while fleeing from the police was stopped by a
big rock, weighing three tons. He lifted the stone and flung it over the
hedge. The owner of this property wanted to know where the stone was, and
was told that Shamus had removed it. He didn't believe it and sent for
Shamus, who lifted the stone and put it back in its place. "You are a free
man," said the owner, "and the murder is excused." The Senate passed's
unanimous vote of thanks to the generous proprietor.
FIELD - Mr. R. E. Field, of the graduating class of the Union Theoligical
Seminary, has for a year past been the pastor's assistant in the Lafayette
avenue Presbyterian Church. As such he has taken hold of Bible Class No.
105, the one that held the fair in the Assembly Rooms recently. The class
numbers about 235 adults of both sexes, young and old, representing all
churches and none but a majority of the attendants, of course, being of the
Lafayette avenue Church. Aside from very thorough and systemized
instruction, this great class, as a benevolent institution, attends to the
worthy poor carefully. No undeserving cases can impose on the thorough
system it pursues--nor can any waste or interception of funds occur. The
system is too elaborate for indication here, but it is well worthy thetudy of
all who disburse relief. The late fair netted over $1,200, and about an
equal sum has been disbursed under the splendid system of the class in the
preceding year. Mr. Field is an excellent preacher and teacher, and a live,
Mrs. DOONAN ROE, the heroine of thirteen arrests and a huntress of unusual
presistency, declares that she entertains for her husband feelings of the
profoundest contempt, but is determined to worry the life out of him in
return for the trouble he has caused her. Mrs. Roe is justified in the
seniments she feels but she shows them too plainly. The success of one ruse
should impel her to try the best weapon of her sex in this interesting game
and entrap her loving husband by craft. Neither he nor the police can doubt
for a moment the ecstasy she has in store for him, should she ever get a good
hold on him.
Transcribed by Marion Sinnott
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