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28 February 1886
Mr. George H. Schoonmaker, of 518 State street, who has been confined to 
his residence for the past two weeks by an acute cold and severe bronchial 
troubles, is rapidly improving.

Miss Ida Pearsall, of Roslyn, is visiting Mrs. Neuman, of 15 Lafayette avenue.

Mr. George Lehmann, the violin virtuoso, arrived in this city several 
days ago, and gave a successful performance at Chickering Hall last evening.  
He leaves for Philadelphia to-morrow morning, where the Utopian Club will 
give an extra evening in his honor. Mr. Lehmann has been very active this 
Winter, having not only played much in public, but also established a 
Conservatory of Music in Erie, Pa.

Public School No. 39, Sixth avenue, corner of Eighth street, under the 
principalship of Miss Harriet N. Morris, was ably and well represented at the 
graduating exercises of the Central Grammar School last Wednesday evening. 
Miss Lillian Brownell, who read as essay on "Painting in Words"; Miss Anna M. 
White, who read an apostrophe on "Dickens' Child Characters," written by Miss 
Sadie Robinson, and Miss Clara Crampton, who read the valedictory and an 
essay on "Deviation From Nature is Deviation From Happiness," were all 
graduates of Thirty-nine, and the girls they left behind them are all proud 
of their success.

Miss Lizzie G. Sinclair, who has been spending a few months with her 
aunt, Mrs. L. W. Seaman, of Park place, has returned to her home in Oswego, N.Y.

Mr. and Mrs. William H. Beebe, nee Tuthill, have returned from their 
wedding tour. On their arrival in Orient they were serenaded by their 
friends. They will make their home at Orient.

    Mrs. M. G. Duval, not a A. J. Duval as previously stated, has gone to 
Europe having sailed by the Arizona last week.

    Mr. Rudolph Courant, of Atlantic avenue, is registered at the Palmer 
House, Chicago, where he will remain for a month, and then travel further 
west, taking in Dakota Territory.

    Mr. Robert Bradley, of 296 Livingston street, has quite recovered from 
his recent severe illness, so much so that he left on last Wednesday night 
for Magnotia, Fla., where he will remain for two months.

    Mrs. S. A. Pettit, of Franklin avenue, is passing an enjoyable season 
with her relatives at Freeport, L. I.

    Miss Minnie Tompkins, of Skillman street, is a guest at the residence of 
her sister, Mrs. Charles Conselyea, Westfield, N. J., where she will sojourn 
until early Spring.

    Colonel Benjamin Sturges, the real estate king of Norwalk, has purchased 
a fine residence in the Twenty-third ward, and will be a citizen of Brooklyn.

    William Austin and wife, of Maine, are on a visit to Mrs. Robert F. 
Austin, at their old home, 435 Clinton avenue.

    Colonel Phil Betts, of Cumberland street, who has been visiting young 
William Austin, his son in law, in Maine, for his health, has returned home 
greatly improved.

    Mr. Thomas Roney, formerly well known in the Twenty-second Ward, is 
happily married and has purchased a mansion on Monroe street for his future 

    Colonel S. Y. McNair, it is stated, may accept a position of 
responsibility in Washington in connection with governmental railway matters. 
 There is no man in the country more fully equipped upon questions pertaining 
to the financial management of railways than the Colonel.  He is often called 
upon by railway magnates as an expert in such matters.  He had a three 
months' siege in Vermont last fall in a case involving a million dollars.

Mr. Maddocks, one of the estimable old time Democrats of Prospect Hill, 
is resting upon his laurels in Seventh avenue, frequently entertaining old 
friends from Washington, Philadelphia and Baltimore.

    Quarantine Physician Smith is a frequent guest of his old army friend, 
Deacon William Richardson, at 125 South Oxford street. The Doctor was a 
surgeon in a New York regiment, and the Deacon was a paymaster.  They are 
jolly old cronies.

    Ex-Paymaster David Gribbon, who succeeded Major William Richardson at New 
Orleans in the war, has located among the wilds of East Atlantic avenue.  He 
is the most regular attendant upon his church and Masonic Lodge in the city.

    Mr. Samuel Avila returned from Albany on Thursday night,after a week's 
absence from the city.

    Young William J. Richardson, who was a few years ago thought to have 
political aspirations, is the popular president of the Young People's 
Association of the Hanson place Baptist Church, a growing institution of 
great good on the Hill.

    Lew Dobson, who was jailed a week or two ago at the instance of his 
deserted wife, was formerly a Sunday school teacher in this city.

    William Slocum, of Carlton avenue, the son of the esteemed president of 
the Seaman's Savings Bank, is in the insurance business.  He is credited 
justly with being one of the most erudite and classical students on the Hill.

    Miss Minnie King, of Cumberland street, is the editress of a monthly 
Hanson place Baptist journal called the "Bells of Heaven."  It gives evidence 
of a keen appeciation of quiet wit and wise sayings, without any "chestnuts."

    Nick McLoughlin, formerly of Fifth avenue, who went to Oldo, Tex., with 
his father some seven years ago, has left the paternal roof and joined the 
roaming cowboys.

    Donald Robb, the first editor and printer of Arizona, was in town last 
week, the guest of A. F. Learned, in Prospect place.

    William A. Fritz, late Supervisor at Large, enjoys his otium cum 
dignitate with a fragrant Havana and many old friends o'evenings at his 
residence on Ninth street.  Politics do not appear to have left a wrinkle.

    Major George Tate, the late commander of Grant Post, with his estimable 
wife, will this Summer visit the VIrginia battlefield where he lost his leg 
during the war.  Mrs. Tate is much beloved by hundreds of wounded soldiers 
for her services in Union hospitals during the war.

    Colonel Colin M. Thompson, of Dean street, one of the directors of the 
West India Company, that owns a lake of lava, is contemplating a trip to view 
their peculiar property in a few weeks.

    Dr. John Richardson, a son of President William, is being talked of as a 
candidate for surgeon of our of our militia regiments.

    Young Arthur Ducret, of this city, who was so horribly injured by an 
explosion in Anthony Comstock's office a few years ago, has resigned as 
secretary to Comstock and accepted the position of stenographer to a court.  
He is a member of the Press Club.

    It is expected that Amos Cummings and William Geoghegan, the poet of the 
New York Press Club, will attend Dr. Talmage's service this evening.

    Colonel Connolly, the librarian of the Philharmonic chorus, was the 
recipient of floral complements from the ladies last week.  He was happy.

Mr. J. S. LEEMER, of Sixth avenue, with Mrs. Leemer and daugher, are 
enjoying the grand tour of Europe.

    Harry DOMETT, the veteran art and dramatic critic, formerly of 16 
Prospect place, was present in the press box at the Academy on Wednesday 
night, to view the "Amateurs" performace of the "Mikado."

    Major Carroll E. POST, after several months absence in Colorado and the 
Western territories, has resumed his residence in Hanson place.

    General JOURDAN will, as soon as the daisies begin to blow, resume his 
Summer sojournings at his beautiful villa and gardens on Staten Island.

    Ex-Governor COLQUITT, of Georgia, took quite a tour around Brooklyn early 
in the week, visiting Prospect Park and Greenwood.  He was much pleased with 
the City of Churches.

    Mr. J. F. TEN EYCK, of Dean street, who is rusticating on oranges in 
Florida, writes that the fruit and climate are as favorable, and the 
alligators as obliging and open faced, as before the storm.

    A rumor is current that M. J. DADY and William A. SIMMONS, of Boston, are 
figuring to build an elevated railway for the Hub.

    There was a most enjoyable and numerous theater party visiting the 
Novelty Theater on Washington's birthnight.  At the conclusion of the 
performance the party adjourned to Van Name's, where a repast was served and 
the succesful efforts of the projectors of the scheme, Misses B. and K. 
SHIELDS, Hattie GARRISON and Messrs. George Van STEINBERGH, John White and 
William J. FARRELL were cordially complimented.

    Colonel George L. CONNOR, the genial agent of the Fall River line, was in 
this city yesterday on a visit to Captain Simons, who is slowly recovering 
from illness on the Heights.
    Mr. Samuel D. VROOMAN, the well known Philadelphia lumber merchant, is 
visiting friends in this city, and temporarily stopping at the residence of 
Mr. H.C.MacKRELL, 765 Washington avenue.

    Mrs. May DINNEN, of this city, died last week at the very mellow age of 
86 years.  The deceased has a surviving sister of almost equal age (84); 
Margaret WINTERS, who is the mother of Mr. Joseph WINTERS, clerk in the Court 
of Sessions.  Both ladies have been residents of the Fifth Ward for over 
fifty years.

Mrs. H. F. S. CHAMBERS gave a reception last Monday evening at her residence, 
No 90 Pierrepont street.

Mr. John MAGUIRE, the newly appointed Assistant District Attorney was 
presented with a handsome gold breast pin and finger ring last week by his
East New York friends. County Treasurer Harry ADAMS, who is a resident of 
that section, was one of the presentation company.

A progressive eucher party was given on Wednesday evening by Mr. James 
FITZGERALD, at his residence, 837 Putnam avenue.

Supervisor Dougherty, of the Second Ward, is confined to his house by an 
illness that will necessitate an operation during the coming week.

Mr. John A. KOPKE, of Monroe street and Stuyvesant avenue, will start for the 
fatherland this week.  He will be absent for two months.

Corporal James TANNER is on a lecturing tour in Kansas.  He was been well 
received by his brethren of the Grand Army in the far West. The accomplished 
wife of the Corporal, who is one of the finest ladies of Brooklyn, will 
deliver a lecture at the Rev. Dr. Foster's church about the first of March.  
A rare literary treat is in store for the people on Prospect Hill.

Mrs. J. B. HENDRICKSON, of Grace Court, tendered a very picturesque eucher 
party last week to Mrs. J. H. CUTLER, of Worcester, Mass.

Mis MONTEZ, the soprano of Dr. STORRS' church choir, sang last week at a 
concert given by the Boston Apollo.

Invitations have been issued for the approaching wedding of Miss Minnie SAUR 
and Mr. Geoge J. HARTMAN, both of this city.

Mr. Abraham WILSON and Walter COCHRANE, both residents of the Hill, spent 
last week together in a journey through the coal and oil regions of 

Mr. and Mrs. John WILSON, of Lawrence street, were among the company that 
attended the ball of the Stephen M GRISWOLD association on Wednesday evening.

Miss Effie SEYMOUR, a young lady will known in this city, of which she is a 
resident, is a member of the Templeton Mikado Company and took part in the 
recent performance of that company, at the Academy of Music, for the benefit 
of Long Island Council, Royal Arcanum.

Ex-Postmaster General Horatio KING, who is one of the oldest editors in New 
England and father of Horatio C., of this city, was elected an honorary 
member of the Maine Press Club at the last meeting of that body.

Mis Agnes M. SULLIVAN and William B. VAN WAGNER were united in marriage on 
Tuesday evening by Rev. Father Ward, of Sidney place. The happy couple have 
taken up their residence in this city and will be pleased to see their 
friends on Tuesdays during March.

Mr. J. J. ENRIGHT, of the Garfield Building, was honored by a friendly visit 
from the Hon. ROSCOE CONKLING during the latter's recent visit to this city.

The members of the Clermont Literary Society entertained their friends on 
Thursday evening at the residence of Miss Pauline Wing, 338 l/2 Lafayette 

1 June 1886
Dr. Daniel AMBROSE, of Second place, Mrs. AMBROSE, six children
and maid, sailed yesterday for Europe, on the steamer, Nworland, of the
Red Star Line.  The Doctor and his family will visit all of the prominent
cities on the continent, and will spend part of the time in Paris and London.
They will probably remain abroad from six months to a year.  A large number
of friends wished them a pleasant voyage and a safe return.

Rowland L. TAYLEURE, son of Clifton W. TAYLEURE, the well known
playwright and manager, has been engaged as manager for Miss Lillian
OLCOTT, daughter of Dr. OLCOTT, of Bedford avenue, during her starring
tour for the Fall and Winter season of the present year.

Mr. and Mrs. Donald F. AYRES, of St. Johns place, accompanied by a
party of gentlemen friends, will visit in the month of July the Yellowstone
Valley or what is now known as the Wonder Land of the World.  They
will tarry a while at the great lakes, view the weird and picturesque
scenery of Montana Territory, and return to Brooklyn about the first of

Mr. Thomas M. LOWRIE, sexton of St. Ann's Church on the Heights,
corner of Clinton and Livingston streets, is one of the most skillful
performers on the chimes in this country.  He is particularly good at
interpreting patriotic and Scottish airs, and has been compared in this
respect to the late Mr. James AYLIFFE, of Trinity Church, New York.

Postmaster McLEER, in addition to his many official duties, finds time
to take an active interest in the Citizens' Law and Order League and is
in favor of the closing of liquor saloons on Sundays and the prohibition
of the sale of liquor to minors.  He is regarded as a temperate temperance
man, who believes in observing the law if it is down on the statute books,
but not in compelling men who honestly differ with him on the liquor
question to think as he does.

Captain Mason COOPER, son of Rear Admiral George H. COOPER, of 
the United States Navy, and who has many friends in this city, were he
resided for several years, is now engaged in commanding one of the best
men of war in the Haytian Navy.

Rev. Thomas WARD, who was the assistant of the late Rev. Dr. Francis J.
FREEL, pastor of the Church of St. Charles Borromeo, Sidney place and
Livingston street, for ten years, it is believed will be appointed successor
to Dr. Freel by Bishop LOUGHLIN.  No official announcement has yet been
made to that effect, but public sentiment, which frequently is not mistaken,
is impressed with the idea that Father WARD will be selected as the best
man to fill the vacancy.  The reverend gentleman is highly esteemed not
only by Protestants and Catholics alike for his virtues, scholarship, 
eloquence and executive abilities, but also for those social traits of
character which shine nowhere more brightly than in the spiritual head of
a large and growing congregation.

Rev Dr. D. O. VANDERVEER, pastor of the Reformed Church in 
Joralemon street, back of the City Hall, is strongly in favor of reform of
the divorce law in this country.  Dr. VANDERVEER thinks that the impunity
with which divorces are obtained at present in certain States of the Union
is an evidence of lax and improper legislation, which, to say the least,
he believes ought to be supplanted for the good of various communities by
wiser and better laws.

Mr. P. E. CALLAHAN, one of the younger members of the Brooklyn bar and
a prominent representative of the Alumni of St. John's College, in Willoughby 
avenue, possessed considerable ability as an artist.  He has the happy
faculty of sketching faces simply with the pencil and of making excellent
likenesses that would be recognized anywhere.

Mr. William C. GARDNER, of Hicks street and secretary of the Union for
Christian Work, as filled that office with rare acceptability for a number of
years.  Mr. GARDNER is also one of the trustees of the Home for 

Mr. Ferdinand WARD, formerly of Pierrepont street, but now of Ludlow
street, presented a few months ago a remarkable fine specimen of the gray
wolf to the natural history section of the Long Island Historical Society,
and members of the society are now wondering whether, in view of
subsequent developments, the gift had any prophetic significance.  It is
proper to state, however, that the wolf departed his life before it reached
the museum of the Historical Society.

Mr. John HEYDINGER, Jr., of the United States Court, takes an active
interest in the various social benevolent organizations which have been
established in this city in recent years.  He is identified with Arcanum
Lodge, Knights of Pythias; Amaranth Council, Royal Arcanum, and Knox
Council, American Legion of Honor.  In the Arcanum Lodge he is past
dictator, having filled all the offices in that organization.  He is also
treasurer of the Amaranth and Knox Councils and secretary of the
Entertainment Committee of the first named council.  Mr. HEYDINGER
is also one of the members of the Finance Committee of the Grand
Council of the American Legion of Honor.

Professor D. G. EATON, who was a colaborer with the late Professor
Alonzo CRITTENDEN, president of the Faculty of the Packer Collegiate
Institute for many years, and whose health was seriously impaired in
consequence of his devotion to the educational interests of the city,
recently returned to Brooklyn for a few days from Asheville, N.C., where
he had been sojourning with Mrs. EATON.  The Professor has been
staying in the South for the past nineteen months and is much improved
in health.  His many friends will be glad to hear that there is every
prospect that he will be restored to convalescence.  He will spend the
Summer months at Experiment Mills in the Delaware Water Gap.

Mr. Thomas HURLBUT, of the Heights, has just finished a row of five
model Philadelphia brick and brown stone dwellings, which contribute
largely to the beauty of the neighborhood.

Among the graduates of the Columbia Law School last week was
Philip CROOKE BERGEN, son of Colonel John H. BERGEN, of
Flatbush.  Mr. P. C. BERGEN studied at the Polytechnic and is a young
gentleman of great promise.  As he has just entered his twentieth year,
it will be nearly two years before he can be admitted to the bar.

Mr. Walter BALL, of this city, sailed yesterday in the steamship
Arizona for Liverpool.  He will visit Nottingham and other places in
England and will be absent about two months.

Miss Hattie EGNOR, daughter of Mr. W. EGNOR, of No. 163 Bridge
street, was married to Mr. William H. DESMOND on Wednesday
evening last at the residence of her parents, the Rev. William HAMILTON
officiating.  Miss Lida BOWLEY acted as bridesmaid and Mr. J. M.
DESMOND, brother of the groom, acted as groomsman.  A reception
was given.  The presents were numerous and very appropriate.

Mr. and Mrs. Silas M. GIDDINGS, Mr. Will J. GIDDINGS and Mr.
George W. GIDDINGS sailed for Europe on the Anchor Line steamer 
Austral May 31.  They will return early in August.

Mr. Ethel C. HINE, of the Heights, has sold his residence at the corner
of Pineapple and Willow streets, and contemplates going into business
in the City of San Francisco, Cal., which he will make his future home.
His family, consisting of wife and two sons, will meet him in the capital
of the Pacific Coast early in September.

Mr. John L. MURPHY, the efficient treasurer of the St. Patrick's Young
Men's Catholic Library Association, and Mr. Walter L. TUITE, will pass
their Summer vacation in the Adirondacks.

Mr. P. J. KENNEDY and family will spend the Summer at Great Neck,L.I.

Mr. H. J. GALLAGHER will devote his vacation hours to visiting friends in
Baltimore, Md.

Mr. Ferdinand HIRSCH, of Greene avenue, has been absent for some 
time traveling in the West and Southwest.  He returns in robust health
and excellent spirits.

Mr. Julius HIRSCH, of Gren\ene avenue, who has been making a short trip 
in the Southwest, and who spent last Sunday in St. Louis, has returned
home.  As he is a keen observer, he brings back a note book well filled
with the results of his inspection.

Mr. William H. HUDSON, son of Mr. Thomas HUDSON, of Middagn street, 
is about to start for Hudson, Grant County, New Mexico, where he
intends to settle.  Mr. HUDSON is young, vigorous and industrious.  He
goes to his uncle, Colonel Richard HUDSON, who has been in that 
location for the past eighteen years.

Mr. Fred L. COLVER (?), editor of the "Philomathean Review," will leave
town next Wednesday on a short business and pleasure trip to Saratoga
and Glen's Falls, N.Y.

Mr. and Mrs. H. W. SHIPMAN and two sons, Mr. L. HOOPES and
daughter, Mr. E. HOOPES, Miss REID, Mrs. C. MAYER, Mrs. E. V.
SMITH and Mrs. A HYATT, all of this city, are now at Pawling,
Dutchess County, N.Y.

Mr. Thomas J. LORD, the popular business agent of Haverly's Theater,
will act as cashier for P. J. MENTOR at the Brighton Beach bathing
pavilion during the Summer.  He will assume his old position at the
theater at the beginning of the Fall season.

Mr. Herman F. KOEPKE, of Court street, is sojourning for a few days
among the Berkshire Hills, Mass.

Mr. Daniel L. JONES and wife of the city, were in Utica last week, the
guests of Mr. Isaac GRIFFITHS.

Mr. E. J. OVINGTON sailed on Thursday last by the steamship Republic,
of the White Star Line, for Parish, his future home.  A large number of
friends gathered to see him depart, and extended their good wishes for
his welfare in his new location.

Mr. and Mrs. Richard COLGAN, of Philadelphia, who have been visiting
the former's sister, Mrs. E. H. KERWIN, of Nostrand avenue, returned
home on Saturday, after having passed a brilliant season here.

Mr. William J. FARRELL, of Franklin avenue, will lay aside the care of
business for a brief period to inhale the invigorating air of the Catskills.

Mr. D. J. Randolph QUINN and Miss Josephine QUINN, of Kent avenue,
will rusticate during the heated term at Malone, Franklin County, N.Y.

Mr. John H. WYBURN, of Henry street, is arranging a three weeks' trip
on which he will start the latter part of this month, visiting Lake George,
Thousand Islands and Canada.

Mr. John F. CLARKE, of Franklin avenue, accompanied his father,
Mr. James C. CLARKE, of Newark, N. J., last week to Cairo, in the
Catskills, where the latter intends sojourning for the Summer, with a hope
of regaining his health which is at present in a precarious condition.

Mr. Joseph H. STEVENS, of Franklin avenue, will be one of a large party
of tourists who intend making a protracted stay at Cairo, in the Catskills.

Miss Edith KINGDON arrived in this city from Boston on Tuesday morning.
She will remain in Brooklyn until June 5, when she will said on the
steamship Aurania for Europe.

Miss Minnie THOMPKINS, of Skillman street, will be a guest of the Hon.
George THOMAS this Summer at his country seat, Bayonne, N. J.

Mr. E. J. JENNINGS, who takes his departure for Europe on the 4th
inst, entertained a large company of friends on Wednesday evening at
his residence on Greene avenue.

Mr. Dietrich H. ROHRS was married to Miss Maggie HEINBOCKEL,
of Berkeley place, last week.  They will spend the honeymoon in Germany.

Mr. W. H. BURROUGHS, late of Greene avenue and Cambridge place,
in this city, sailed for Europe on the steamship Gallia last Wednesday.
He goes to Paris.

Mr. DeWitt C. BROWN and his daughter, Leila, of First lace, will sail
for Europe on the steamship Alaska July 5.

Secretary HAZLEHURST, of the Phenix, is a portly man.  In the Circuit
Court last week he was excused four times from serving as a juror by 
counsel.  When asked to what he attributed his rejection, he drew
himself up and said:  "I suppose it is on account of my being connected
with a large corporation."

Ex-Justice KENNA has begun the practice of law in the courts of this

Sheriff Lewis R. STEGMAN is expected home from Europe on Sunday next.

Mr. Justice Willard BARTLETT will take his seat on the bench of the
Supreme Court to-morrow.

Ex-Judge S. D. MORRIS and Judge CLEMENT, of the City Court, are to
take a trip this Summer to Europe where they will spend about two months.

Lieutenant TAYLOR, of the Ninth U. S. Cavalry, son of Rev. Dr. TAYLOR,
of the Noble street Presbyterian Church, was included in the list of names
handed to the Senate during the week, by President ARTHUR, calling for
his promotion to First Lieutenant of the same regiment.

Miss Belle O'CONNOR, of No. 537 Lafayette avenue, daughter of Mr. M.D.
O'CONNOR, Manager of the Monarch Line Passenger Department, has been
engaged to sing in the choir of St. Ambrose's Church, DeKalb and Tompkins

Among the pictures Mr. John T. MARTIN, of Pierrepont street, purchased
during his recent visit in Europe, for his already famous collection, was one
of the celebrated French artist Corot.  The price paid was $20,000.

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