Wednesday, December 31, 1879 - Page 4
THE SHERIFF'S HAPPY NEW YEAR. Presented with a Badge litis Afternoon by His Friends A Beautiful Gift. Sheriff Thomaa M. Eiley was this afternoon presented by his friendB with a toBtlmonial of their re gard. The gift Is a magnificent gold and diamond badge, emblematic of his office. It is a marvel of artis tic workmanship, and waa manufactured by Tice, of - Fulton street. The badge has tor its centre the coot of arms of the Emplro State, flnlshod in frosted gold, and Is set in a shield ol blue enamel, surround ed by myrtle leaves. The shield is surmount ed by a gold eagle, perched, with outstretched wings, upon olivej branchea. The body and wings of ;the eagle are thickly studded with diamonds, and its eyes are set with rubies. Above tho bird of freedom glistens a large star, comprising a soli taire aurrounded by Bmaller diamonds Tho badge is suspended from a bar of blue enamel bearing, in letters of gold, tho name of "Thomas M. Iti'.ey." Benoath tho shield is a ribbon Bcroll of gold, Inscribed, "January I, 1879," tha date of the Sheriff's entry into his present position. The badge lies in an elegant case of orna mental wood and Russia leather, lined with lavender satin, with flowers painted in oil on the lining of tho cover. Accompanying the gift was a list of the sub scribers, printed in blue letters on white satin. By three o'clock Sheriff Riley's friends wero gathered in his ofilco at tho Court Houbb. Among the OENTLEMEN PRESENT were : County Judge Henry A. Moore, JusticeB Semlor, Bloom, Kenna and Courtney, District Attornoy Catlln, Surrogate Dalley, J. W. Ridgway, Assistant District At torney Wernbcrg, ex - Sheriff Daggett, Coroner Simms, ex - Judge 8. D. Morris, Thomae Kerrigan, John H. Schultz, Frank White, John U. Shorter, Louis Israel, Benjamin Baker, M. J. Dady, William Powers, R. B, Sedgwick, B. J. York, Judah B. Voorhocs, County Clerk Elliott, Dennis Short, F. S. Maseey, Thomas E. Pear - sail, Sonator Piorco, John H, Knaebol, Supervisor at Large Myenborg, W illtam Sullivan, H. B. Davis, Thoe, F. Farrell, John Smith, Thomas J. Murphy, Aloxander T. Carpenter, George II. Reeves, John R. Schlick, W. E. S. Faloa, Dr. A. W. Shopard, C. C. Watson, Dr. H. Fearu, G. Zimmerman, Superintendent Campboll, Anthony Barrett, David T. Lynch, Coroner Nolan, Georgo F. Swift, Tax Collector Tanner, Thomas Shanly, John Wild, W. E. Ferguson, Thomaa ShaughnoBsy, William Bryan, Arthur Higgins, R. C. Stearns, Harry Adams, Charles S. Barker, William Barre, John Cain, A. P. Wernberg and others.