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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 
days ago.

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 
pastoral duties.

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 
his employment.

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 
cakes omitted.

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, 
refined,undefatigable worker.

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