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The Brooklyn Sunday Sun from Brooklyn, New York • 4

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1 rin: Brooklyn Sunday fun, is7i St iSnnban I la Uis tirixUa ol Lls tujfouliy than in the oiuarjr that walla on iikc-cw, ha would ha corrujiltj If Tolha a latioo 1ft month. Whatever Ui cauae, certain il is that our dtitcitlre polka svsrjrcitjr of lha I Union, front Uorigof to Kt Auguatitte, la the luoat Ineffli lent, unrellabl sod corrupt bow dialing ca lha faut of lha gWha. Thu Jrl ku MW MOImI (Intldlt kf far Uia Iks nablard (IriUiU Ihrta af (ha fair Dallf Papers ubll.fa.d la Hraah 1 fm. lie aapariar vain (a Alnlwn la (harcfera parent. tis mm kirn.

Truf kr mum. kf I Uai ftana j( wUu, m1i 4 twl i Ot I tt Uhfti kAfc4, poor, IfclAC fc4 mmmf I bwainUOa fttoft wtrait ml ftl Iti, wfcicfc Ift nrm4 Mh isft fton ftU It ftftri fcftrU'U. 4' fteO Tler jxrbff, ft betler rr in fur It piectkal limitation of IL (rijjhls, tha facts that lh huaband't mour" is rarely In position to be sued 1 If lh bu band It to hsv any lrgal rr r1y for a wife's Infidelity beyond Dial aecfutd In hint la bis ability to obtain a divorce front her, the English Is gives ua the best model to follow. Under tbat lew lli biuband must sue hie wife with her partner In guilt. If be sues at all, and any money obktiued from tba lattar goc to tha ua of tbs woman who almost always the cbltf If not the sole, sufferer In such cates.

Twa Bsoostv hmuf kv aa eight page In-f Bonday bawapapar, pubUaA.4 Mary luaftaf Mornina 1rlc. rive saata par wyt. koniiiv Boa eeuulas all tM Braokty aawi Ratmrd.y and kwuU morning. and the sollaut (aaluraa of kwal of lha wl arm alaa hirulah lha taUae and (aaa-(at brwi from all porta of Ua world. la lu lada-psadmtea and aatarprtaa; la ths fnahoaaa and lutaty of lu oonUinU, ehailrniKa sompsrisos wtlh tta tiaw Tort! eeulearorfertu, and ha a 0 local eorapatltor.

Taa Bonn. Bra ta pubtlAiad ca the day to the Week the people hare the Boat Irtaure to read. It la ballerad te ha a watooraa (urt ta every eohl-vatad home la a city of halt a a.lUloo at lahabt-taata. Ac aa advertising hiadluia tt will eompara mot lhaa favorably with the Boat wtdaly siren-latad of thfe Brooklya daily paperiL Liberal dtaeount to large tod ataady advertisers ail oodmunloatlooa ihoutd ba addreaead BROOKLYN BCNDAT BUN." Offloa, SOI Taahloytoo Bfe. oor.

Juhnooa, Dear tba Poet Offloa. to- It prwfjffrt Of tl. lllm tr tint), tiS last 1 hurwJay evening abused hstould J.a erect a til a Lm vo. Mr. blierhan, by bis frlenJ knows os "Andy" Mroehan, Ul Thursday n'ghl it James CV had little mlunUrtand eg with 11 called Mr.

Mor-riasey a coward. Mr. Murrleaey bravely hors tha mcusstloo. 11 kncxked Ifutl'r down for 1c. Mr.

8hhn shook hl fit In Mr. MorrWy's fees. Mr. MorrUse-y still bore that weekly Mr, 8hecbn tilled Mr. MorrUsry liar, Mr.

Morrirwey hors that. For lea then half tkat, he hod whipped Ben Butlers nephew. Mr, Sheehan Invited him out to fight there end then. Mr. Morriey nobly refused the tempting Invitation, lie Harked poor Butler's eyes without any InvllaUon at all.

Finally Mr. Hliochsn, unable to provoke that saintly mildness and Christian forbearance, left In disgust. VTe do not doubt the courage of Mr. Morrisrey. iVe are, on the contrary, glad to admit that be.

In this case, showed th courage of which discretion Is certainly Die better part. What wa do doubt Is the ability of any party to keep this man as a prominent loader wlihln its ranks and continue to hold the respect of tha pubUc. It Is Morrissey end such men a Morrisey who have for fifteen year disgraced the Democratic party and jusUflcd In port half lh obloquy from which It i scarcely recovering. Mr, Bheehan end Mr. Morriswey ere both regal banker of tbs ancient Egyptian dynasty that worked the eons of Israel unto profit; and they follow the ancestral example In working the Christian.

Mr, Bheehan, however, 1 not a leader. He selects no men for office, nor claim to be the oracle of 'the majority of the Democratic party In the chief city of the Uoloo. We could spare both men well. Both would be a good riddance; but tbe riddance of Morrissey were far the greater boon. It is a boon Mr.

Bheehan might hare conferred on New York lad not the discretion of Morrissey, which failed him With Butler; stood his friend when bis courage was tested by a man of bis own weight, bis own wind, and of certainly km discretion. rr.KMJ.'UL. I'aaiU It has frequently Itssn rrti.arkr I loa( bur ftutuiuttli Wa btH frtw IW VMmm Iurd4 ItttAtitft ilM CiWf ftsUilAAf ft ftad jMftj-ty of fi taul tn4 fur ryU4 4r iUm UiU4 4ft. JUt toboi, Wt U7 pufnftiMwft ftlcui Wt-W ftl I 4t4Wfa for A Merman Jtnob I Bcrgrti h4 ift 144 irctft fuf I'rwldeai ut Iftft bo 1 el jtdwiw. "JAwf "ifftftdd v)l, ftfttaft tU, ft4 ftl ftl U4u ft ft toU," vfctcft totUf.

Omixn-4 DcYV ft ftftdldlft oypani i ftlM fur TYi o4 liftU 1 ft fftrft oduTMoabt of lb rtl ftbtllty 4 hcft la Uw, vhloft ft eftarwe irt4 fti ftdnilnUUfttioft 1 Ift offloa, Vanra Mayor, lie who preside (rueful! or Ua affairs of tba ai el royal la la to eeoMA7 ftkpt Umur itii ft flaftiag levxsJoa, Ift pruml5t feaiur of wftioft vUI a wtuhi ftual off Ift ot of UU Ulfta Class Phil. This eminent political (Iitlamus kaa laul tabes nolo himasU wbll ball purp, shUA is lima ka bop to sduoato ta laa maurtoas art of wraaUtu. Tba animal's taalb ara not of Ua bat, but UiaS tb aooommo-daltof Ur. Uaodano ess plu am. Rsjllt Judgs, A courteous gentleman who prastdas oar tba )uaUo dUyanaod la tba Third Dlatriot Poiloa Court.

Tha dlfuitr which ba baa addad ta tha poaitloa to which ka has baaa csllsd bp tbs psopl Witt bo forgoltoa whso sat ha datas political iwssf Ulloa, UxnDKBAon. One of the principal t- tmctlosa si tb fair, sow bslaf bald at tb Aa4- ssay of Musis, la old ol tbs Houa si tb Oood bhaphard, Is vary baadarm oil paiatln saUUsd Sunast," by Mrs. Tkoa 8. Basdaraoa. This lady 1 tusdily wlnnind lot barssll a bleb position smoo our Udv artists.

McDkhmott. Jomen McDermott is dis- oonaotals tinea PhUp tail (or Knrops. Bs ka-I Ursa tbat ba savor suppasad ba would mis tb blasted Brittahar halt sa muob aa bo does Bator travlat McDermott presented Phi Ip with valuable rsoalpt (or the oooooetloo ol Irtab Whiskey pooch. Bucxuv. Five misbegotten knavoa in bnokrsm, and (our ta Uasola (rasa, attacked tba (orsmas at tba Bon offloa teat wash.

Nina ol tbs rsaosts era now miaatnf, aa Busklay has both jes in moarnins.oa their aooount. Jtsoema to ba ueeleea to notify tho public tbat Mr. Buckley la oaf tba fighting editor of tha Bonner bon. Howard. "Joe" Howard hag recom menoed his snnounosmsoto ol Mr.

Bosober's mental and phyeiool ooeditton. Ws arc glad to bo aoeursd on each exocUent authority that tho Bsv-orwnd gentlemen ta aa bright aa a button" and eg chipper so bird." If bs tent. It is not Joes (suit, (or ha stood by all through like little that his Silent (tou-i a pun heard e.ij paid fur, Oh the other hand, the ce IIJ result ill a Vtrdkt tgalimt Mr, Beet her, although the evident should vUidkste him (root the accualiiua of adultery for in this Instance, lh human code (wthkl rerely the rose) Is la analogy with lh Gucpcl of Christ, "If but look after the women lo lust with her, you have committed adul-W-ry la your heart." It is not noceaeary that Mr. lloecher should actually hsv ac-eamptlehcd the ruin of hi uohappv sod confiding parishioner, to render him liable lo Mr. TUton In damage.

In word, It 1 not curse ary should bsvs violated the commandment, "Thou shall not commit adultery," Il I sufficient If be has Ignored Dial other commandment, Thou lb alt not not covet thy neighbor's wife." If has knowingly and wilfully exercised the powerful Influence of hi strong Intellect, of his warm emotional nature, to win, even lh pur and holy affection of Elizabeth TUton; If by bl frequent vtaiu, LU assiduous care, hi kind attentions, tb continual manifnaUtlons of hi friendship and sympathy, by the tenderness end warmth of hU manner, he has Intentionally absented the wife from the husband, awakening her to a very low, though perhaps, just estimate of the spouse she once eetocmed, the Uw will hold that hi should answer to Mr. TUton In a given sum for lh deprivation which ho ha wrought him. And It is the knowledge of this which doubtless impelled tb shrewd Mr Bhear man under cover of a Bill of Particular, to apply for tb extraordinary order which Judge Nellson was first asked to sign, excluding all tsUmony that did not refer to specific acU of adultery, which Mr. TUton was called upon to point out. Thu It may happen that the Gordian I knot will not be severed here, and that, aL I though the gravamen of Mr.

TUtone chargee remain unproven, the jury may yet find against Mr, Beecher; and, until the Indictment for Ubel against TUton is fairly tried, it will remain for the public to draw It own conclusion as to whether In allen-atinga wife affection from the man whom, before the altar at which Mr. Beecher ministers, she bad vowed to accept for better, for worse," Mr. Beecher merely unwillingly exercised tbat fascination and that magnet-lam which all have felt who came within hi reach, and which it is not given to man to divest himself of at will, or whether in the cultivaUon of his friendship with Elizabeth TUton, he deliberately coveted hU neighbor wife." 1 ECNDAY SIOBNING, BKCKSBKII 0, The Charltls ef Christmas. On Tuesday evenlog Miss Violetta Colville will give a musical benefit for tbe Roman Catholic Orphan Asylums of Brooklyn. On Christmas night Prof.

Cromwell will give the gross receipts of his evening lecture for the benefit of the Protestant Orphan Asylum of Brooklyn. On New Years Day Proff. Cromwell will give the gross receipts of his lecture for the benefit of tbe Roman Catholic Orphan Asylum of Brooklyn. Cromwell selects these nights because on those holiday nights the receipts are apt io be much larger than on any other. Now, neither Miss Colville nor Proff.

Cromwell are Brooklyn people. They give and give freely for the cause of general charity, and their spirit of universal kindness Is one that deserves the amplest recognition at the hands of Brooklyn people. "Youll have your reward in Heaven," said a priest to Miss Colville. Ill have it here, father," she replied, if the house is full." Both these benevolent people should be rewarded for their kindness by such an attendance as would make them feel their gift a solid and a useful one. glasd Vl.w tt Crista Balts.

Tha rarity, la this country, of aulu la which husband Seek to recover money damage for their wlree Infidelity, baa had the effect of leaving the procedure and the law governing such action more or less vague sad unsettled. The general attention attracted to the auit intlluted by Theodore Tilton against Rev. Mr. Beecher, In which Til un lays hU damaged at the round figure of one hundred thouaesJ dot tare for the injury he hue ktulalned through Mrs. Tiltons alleged criminal Intimoty with Mr.

Beecher, bee had the effect of bringing the existing coda of procedure up as a subject for public consideration. As might be anticipated, from the characteristics of our people, the more the merits of such cases go as far as the huaband la concerned ara looked Into, the leea popular favor 1 extended to the man who has the hardihood to took a money vindication for hie wounded honor. The Springfield Re-pnUiea on of the foremost journals published In New England take np the 8cm DAT 6cmi argument In Answer to Its query of. What la the Injured Husband to Dor and very distinctly comes to tb conclusion that a husband should not have the right to turn his wifes person and reputation Into marketable commodities. Hera la the ghlst of tha RrjmbWt argument The ault for pecuniary compensation for adultery ought to be abolished.

It Is the relic of two Idea which modem civilize-" tion has agreed to call barbarous, that of pecuniary compensation for grave crime, and that of the ownership of wive by "husbands. Baxon ancestors need to re-ceive money for murder, adultery, rape "and all other crimes save treason. We now, in general, refuse to allow pecuniary consideration for any but petty crime. But as to adultery, we are rapidly return-lngtotheold Saxon idea. Itlsarecog-" nlzed fact that the tendency in this country is to make less and less of the criminal and more of the civil suit for that offence.

In New York they have even abolished the criminal action, and Tilton's suit is necessarily civil. In this State and elso- where we make the punishment for adul- tery very small, and on the other hand put no limit to the amount of damage. In a word, we hare returned to the Gothic "idea of fines for orimoe, in the case of that crime which lea than any other in the code la susceptible of a money mean-" ure, the very idea of applying which la "abhorrentYo every refined nature. The "effect of tins policy is to put premium on blackmail, and make it one the "most thriving of nefarious professions. And here we class together blackmail by the law and blackmail by threat of the law they do not differ in principle.

But what sort of husbands profit by civil "damages In adultervt Onlv Un hn uwure to make money out of a wife's dis-" honor, prove them unworthy of that or any other form of sympathy." These points are very forcibly urged, but in fairness it ought to be pointed out that they apply loss directly to Tilton than to any man wjiom we remember to have figured as a plaintiff In such an'action. Tilton, on his own showing, la not suing Mr. Beecher so much for criminat intimacy with Mrs. Tilton, as for refusing to admit that auch intimacy existed, when Tilton saw fit, publicly, to charge him with the fact. If Tilton Is to believed, he knew of the intimacy three years before he instituted any legal proceedings, and three years before he even suspended his marital relations with his wife.

Tiltons main grievance appears to not the offence, but the denial of its existence by Beecher. It is related of Aaron Burr a man of more than a man-of-the-worlds laxity in matters of this sort that made it a rule of his life never to deny charges of the character under discussion. Now if Beecher had been Burr, he would, is fair to believe, never have been sued Theodore Tilton, for Burr would hardly have withheld such satisfaction as Mr, Tilton might have found in 1 an admission that woman had been too liberal of her virtues bis favor. If the lawyers bad not influenced Tilton, we are satisfied be would never have found himself In the ridiculous position in which he is now of suing money for the offence of a woman he forgave, on his own showing ratifying his forgiveness by all the nameless endearments which accompany conjugal association. We are inclined to believe that the disfavor with which such suits are regarded, the difficulties which will ever attend making anything out of them in this country, will prevent them ever being resorted as a favorite method of levying black Publicity is to the black mailer what explosion is to gunpowder.

As soon as he the public into his confidence, his over his victim is commonly at an Under the threat of or rather in the fear of it seven thousand five hundred dollars were paid by Beecher, went, in one way or another, to Tiltons benefit. Now the moment Tilton got story into the newspapers the reaLor facts in his possession were of no pecuniary value to anybody. It is possible conceive of a case in which a poltroon of husband may rely on the manhood of the he accuses, but the danger and discredit attending such actions are always to guard the public from being pestered by many of them. inequality of the riits of the wife shown by such actions Is brought into bold relief by the Republican, as fol- it he he than Mr. to or free he false the tbat offer.

his admits that will the every in Tilton when of doing; the over Tilton hU say drawn or not. Oar Christmas Fa. The third page of this isssue of the Stm-dat Btnr wUl be found to be devoted entirely to Christmas matter of the past and present. From the graphic pages of Charles Reads we extract a description of Christmas at Raby HaU, true English Christmas of the English Squirearchy, bringing master and servant together, and detaUing in most magnificent English the old-fashioned ceremonies of the Noel Ere, and the sounding of the knell of the past Christian year. Our own staff furnishes three columns of reminiscence of the Christmas of a quarter of a century ago.

when Old Zonhey Taylor wo President of the United States, Havemeyer Mayor of New York and Copland Mayor of Brooklyn. The state of tho Pulpit and the Stage, the conditions and avocations of our leading men, the chief topics of the time, are all minutely brought back to tbe memory, which loves exercise at the Christmas tido, when living friends reassemble around the family board to speak of the men, tbe women and the times tbat are gone for ever. was at tbe Christmas tide that "The Haunted Man of Dickens, the novelist of Christmas, prayed the Lord Keep my Memoty Green I The crisping folds of December snows mantle gentle if sad memories to all of us, and ther is a pleasure, not the less pleasant because of it mournfulness, in looking back at the Christmases that have past. Twenty-five years ago, as reads those columns, will be found to not so very long ago as most of us habitually imagine it when we speak of tbe quarter of a century." The reminiscences given have been carefully reviewed, may be depended upon as accurate In every detail. Tk Lai of lha Saoadal Balts as (key bawd.

Thera la bow no reason to bflltve that TUton Beecher will be subject lo many more of lh lawyers usual dilatory tactics, and there it good reason to hope that on the first Monday of January, 1875, Ihe sword of Justice will at last be drawn across the Gordian knot of this unclean controversy. It Is well, to took a lluls Into tb law of the base, that wa may understand tha real value of the Investigation and tha bearing of any verdict upon the parties concerned. Much ado baa been made about tha Bill of Particulars which Mr. Beechers Attorney were so anxious to have, and which Mr. Tilton' Attorneys were so anxious to avoid, and the partisans of each litigant have pretended to find In the course pursued by hi adversary manifest evidence of dread and of bad faith.

Yet the result hows that this Incident was one of comparative unimportance to either party. Mr. Beecher's couasellora have earnciiilUo else by their victory, than to give birth to the Impression that their client wa afraid to hare the plaintiff allowed full scope lo aub-stontlate tils charges; and Mr. Tilton's lawyers have succeeded in making many believe that ba wt afraid to repeat under the responsibility of a judicial oath tb accusations he had not hesitated to spread before the general public. Legally, the side Issue of the Bill of Particulars amount simply to this: Tilton bring suit, alleging that Mr.

Beecher ha alienated from him the love and affection of his wife, doetroyed his domestic peace, shattered his home, and prays for money damages. Defendant answers, donylng the charges; and his counsel then apply to the Court, alleging that, in an extraneous publication outside of the case, Mr. TUton has accused Mr. Boecher of adultery with his wife, and asks the Court to compel Mr. Tilton to disclose and specify the particular acta of adultery be intends to prove, and when and where they were committed, and to restrain him from any other proof In the case.

To this Tilton answers first That in the complaint he baa alleged no adultery, and to maintain his action, need not be called upon tb provo any; and, secondly That the act, which In his famous Statement he accused Mr. Beecher of committing, ware acts more within Mr. Beechers own JntMJoieiian itiit. aiu, 'Hr, Tiltons; and, moreover, that they were of such a secret nature that would be hard indeed to bring Ocular proof of them. We say.

In the words of Iago: 1 It were a tedloua difficulty, I think Te bring them to tbat prospect. Damn then then Il ever mortal eyes do see them boleter i More than their own What then I How then What ah all I aay Wheres satletaotlon I It is Impossible yon ihould see this. But yet I aay If Imputation and atrong oirenmetanse, Whioh lead dlreotly to the door of truth, i Will gie you aatlafaotlon, you may have It. Judge McCue, by his final order, has admitted the justice of this answer, and while requires Mr. Tilton to specify what aett Intends directly to prove, leavea him entire freedom, under the ordinary laws of evidence, to brlDg "imputation and strong circumstance, which lead directly to the door of truth." Thus it wUl be seen, matters remain much as they were at the outset, with the single exception that Mr.

Tilton will not be allowed to prove by direct testimony more two acts of positive adultery against Beecher quite enough, we should say, satisfy all parties. With the exception tbat Bingle restriction, Mr. Tilton is as as he ever was to prove everything that has charged, and it will be an idle and pretence if he withdraws his suit under the pica that he is unduly hampered in production of bis proof. He admits the only direct testimony at his command refers solely to the two illicit acts alleged, and thnt testimony he is allowed to In what then is he hampered All evidence, outside of these twq acts, he to be secondary and circumstantial also, he is permitted to adduce, and it be for the jury to decide whether the Inference to be drawn from them is sufficient to warrant the allegations of which he made it basis. The fact of adultery Is proven day in our Courts, and decrees of absolute divorce granted thereon, by evidence, no way stronger than that which Mr.

pretends to have against Mr. Beecher. Why then should he complain he has full latitude in the production that evidence? Prolonged and unusual intimacy; suspiciously late noctural visits under lonely circumstances peculiarly favorable to wrong tmpropar freedom of manner; frequent gifts, warm expressions of affection, correspondence, confessions, and all elaborate details that have been gloated in the numerous statement)" Mr. Is at liberty to prove; and the twelve disinterested peers to whom he has made appeal, will impartially weigh them and whether Mr. Tiltons conclusions, from ihe filthy premises, were just There can be no excuse, therefore, for Mr.

Tiltons withdrawal of the suit, and such step must be considered by the public as confession that Mr. Tilton uttered a odpfdly slander, in the hopo It one he last and Mr. it every ment one needs with Byron lungs two." of him, In valor the friend should Butlers didn't. be when knows not same Governor Tlldens Staff. Elsewhere In our columns to-day, will be found tbe names of the officers, so far as selected; who are to compose the staff of Governor It will be seen that Brooklyn is fittingly recognised by His Excellency, and the selection as a whole, can not fail to be appreciated and commended by the citizens of all parties.

The Sunday Sun is the first medium through which the Governor has chosen to make public his acts, and its Albany correspondence, after the 1st proximo, may be relied upon as official representations above those of all Its contemporaries. 1 Tba Foils aai Cbarlla Tha men, Mosher tod Douglass, who wera shot at Bay Ridge, And who, According to tha Utter, wera lha abductor of the boy, Charlie Ross, were to uncommon pair of Beonndreli. Moaher waa a man offeree, ordinary education. Dougina waa aa un-tuually bright young fellow. Had either of theee men (pent half the energy In honest pursuits that they did In Acquiring the arta of the thief, they would probably have riacn into note, and would most assuredly have leoured a competency.

They were born thieve, never pureued any tvocatlon but that of the thief, and apent the better portion of life avoiding the policy. The confession of Douglas that Hoaher waa the man who abducted little Rota there la no definite reason for doubting. Everything we know about theee men Indicates that they were just the men to dare to do auch a feat. They had the courage needed to do U. They had the Intelligence to take steps to profit by It and to plan It.

Aq4 till It shall have been shown that they did not do it, there now no reason to doubt they They were predatory thieves. They skirted around the coasts In a boat they had In that boat they could easily secure and secrete a boy of that age. For a long time, Mosher and Douglas haunted the shores of Newark Bay. So much, indeed, that the Bayonne police kept watch upon them in the fashion of American police i. uselessly.

Jhe Idea of this police waa that the men were smugglers. In the vicinity of their frequent anchorages a burglary was committed, and their auspicious craft was overhauled by the Chief of Police. The country was even then ringing with the abduction of Charlie Roes. The body of a boy was found in tbls very bay on the seventeenth of last November. -Nobody vC- i m.

ff. 'inwa-A criptlons of It and its clothing were published. Now we ask what kind of a police is it which never once suspected this might be little Ross! What kind of a police Is it that never sent to see whether it was or not! Yet that police says it knew Mosher and Douglas were the abductors, and was after them, This beats our General Jordan Had the police been after Mosher at all, in belief that ho had abducted a boy of four or five years of age, the discovery of the body of such a boy, in the very haunts of Mosher, should moet assuredly have led to their seeing the body, and ascertaining whether it was not that of the child these men had Btolen. It la now proposed to dig up the body of the child found. The soft bones and pulpy flesh of childhood rot too quickly In tke ground for us to believe that any possibility of Identification is now left in that infant corpse.

The clothes can not be relied on to prove this was not Charlie Ross, though they might prove It was! They can not prove it was not because while awaiting the result of his offers of restoration, Mosher might, nay, in all possibility would, have re-dressed the child for safetys sake.1 All evidence points to that corpse as all that will ever be seen of little Charlie Ross. A man by the name of Munn says that Charlie wUl assuredly be back by Sunday. A Police worth a fig would have Mr, Munn in jail and find reason for keeping him there till he gave the basis of his very positive assertion. Mr. Munn also says that Douglas would, If he had not shot, have re-' vealed the whereabouts of Charlie, and then reformed.

This gentleman is the undertaker. Undertaking is a serious business and in it, levity is out of place. Mr. Munn should be examined as to how he came to know Douglas was going to toll all he knew about Charlie. Ha should then be asked why he kept the knowledge from the Police, and be held till he answered, But the Police no more question Munn than they investigated the identity of the body of the boy found in Newark Bay.

The whole affair, from first to last, is one In which O.uly General Jourduu can find comfort, i It' proves that nowhere have we a detective foToe of even medium ability. The police of Philadelphia lies as much as that of New York or Brooklyn, and in any case, at all outside of the usual, is never of the slightest use. Iruhoed it would seem as if the spirit of the true edetcctivo could not live anywhere within Jhe United States. Old man Hayes waa the only one we ever bad and in Europe be would not have been considered above a third-rate man from his lack of education tnd of personal polish. The true detective, like the ruo poet, is non fit.

It must be owned, however, that even If we had a Yidocq or a Foster, born among us, a man who found a better reward be I be he it by a In for aid to mail. takes power end. which his alleged to a man certain The as veiy lows: Again, belongs Moors. District Attorney Britton, in reappointing Mr. Moor aa his assistant, has son-vlnotd Mr.

Bsnaoo who waa aa applicant (or tba position, by tha way that thsrs la no as la "working tor tha party. Mr. Bsnaoa was dio-ticgulahsd as os I tha bum aUsntlva Uatanfera to tba political apssohas mads is Brooklyn during ths campaign. 1 Whrelkr Major. This able journalist eonduets tha elty department ths JCagU, and has necessarily added to ths nnlqnaneaa ol his oriental oollectlon ol ourloaltles on elephantine alarm lock.

Ths machine waa presented to ths Major by hla Holiness, Fops Plus Nino, who bsoam possessed ol ths treasure during his sojourn on ths Bandwloh Inlands. Attention my deah Tilden. We learn tbat Governor Tilden has appointed prominent member ol ths bar ol pur City as Chief Engineer on hi ataS. Ths p-polntment gives greet sat fafefaotloo. It Is said that It was assured through ths influeno ol General Craig.

It la also laid that Mr. Kingsley has presented the new Chief Engineer with hla magnifioent grey horse Don Juan. Moulton. Mr. Frank Moulton appears to have retired to private Ufe In disgust.

He vows that he wUl never again challenge pubUc attention In 'either of the rotes whioh obtained lor him so muob attention. "The Heathen, our Friend, or "The Man ol the World," Mr. Moulton, unquestionably, mads a sensation, but his oa-reet was sbort, and txgpedlngly bolstsrous. Pryor. General Roger A.

Pryor, of counsellor Theodors TUton, carded the IW-bitne, lest week, to dlsolalm the intimation, attributed to him, that Beeohers oounsel were fighting simply (or delay. Any such Insinuation he would regard, he said, as entirely nnprofeeslonsL Is this sly dig st his professional aaaoolate, 1 Bam Morris, who never lets sUp an opportunity lor making just this very socusstlont Faron. The Supervisors, in Increasing the salary ol Mr, Levi Faron, Chief Clerk in the office ol the Distrlot Attorney, have shown their spprsolstlon ol one ol the moet capable and upright offlolala under our local government. When ths County gets sgood offloerlt ought to keep him, and It ought to pay him salary enough moke both ends meet, and to put by a Uttle (or the rainy days which oloud the lives ol the best and most snoossslsl of us siL Tracy. The Tilton party claim that they outwitted Tracy and sorely disappointed Beecher in bringing the Moulton-Prootor ault to termination whUe rendering It impossible tor Beecher to take ths stand In order to deny that he ever told Moulton the Prootor story.

It this were true. It would be eorry thing to boast ot The lawyers that ostch Tracy napping wUl need to stay up aU night, so that they may be stirring ftftrly. 1 1 Libby. Mr. Libby, of the Board of Ed- uofttion, ha brought bis experiment of Evening High School to successful close for the year.

Hr. Libby 1 man of progressive views, and while he may not he always right, he Is always earnest and energetic. In point of serrioe Hr, Libby 1ft one of the youngest members of the Board of Education. He has rapidly attained a position among the foremost of 44 the sage of Bed Hook Iiftne 1 1 -1 1 Hooley. Dick" Hooley, of old time minstrel fame In Brooklyn, was in town last week, perfecting an engagement with Hr.

James Weaver for the re-leasing and re modeling of the old corner of Court and Eernsen street. Hr. Weaver is determined to make tbe building, in-' side, ae handsome a any public resort in the oity. Old time minstrel merriment will rule the hour In the future, under Hr. Hooley's management.

Hunter. Mayor Hunter is wrestling vigorously with hi forthcoming message. He told the pupil of the Evening High Bohool the other night that he tore np sheet after sheet of hi because be failed to bit tbat vein of felicitous and stately English by wbiob hi luorubation are distinguished, and which ha made even hi verbal altercation with Hr. Stranaban, models for the wordy warrior of the future. It is only by industry and application like this tbat civic eminence i secured aud retained.

allion. il Frank Mallison, assistant clerk of the Cltj Court, ha ft very high notion of the dignity of that tribunal. A soon ft he found out that that there was likely to be a eontoat for the vacant Chief Clerkship, he not only withdrew his own claim, but he refused to take a side for anybody. 44 1 hold," said Hr. Mallison, in worda Ilk sir to become memorable, 44 that a public position ot thiq eharaoter should never sought, and should never refused, if offered.4 After stating hi views in this way, he struck the bench with hi official gavel, and woke up three or four Tke Daily Union is looking up in its news, editorial and advertising departments.

We are glad of its increasing success. There is ample room for all; and the Republican party of Brooklyn should certainly have an organ in a city like Brooklyn. i For a paper that has no principles to urge, no good work to promote, that seems to have no office but tbe prevention of pro-gross and tbe harassing of those who promote It, for such a paper as the Aryut, in short, there may be, as it appears, no room. For an exponent of tbe principles of a definite party so numerous and so respectable as isthe Republican party of this city, there is not only roomf.but need. A Sunday paper is set up on Saturday, not on Sunday, The preparation of a Sunday paper violates no Sabbath, if the reading docs not." The Monday Morning paper is the product of Sunday labor.

No paper is more thoroughly read than a Sunday paper. Our columns groan under tbe weight of Christmas advertising this morning, and curtail onr reading. If this continues we will enlarge the Sunday Sun before 1876. John morrlsaey and Andy Sheehan. We aro not among those who entertain a limited opinion of the wisdom of John Morrisey.

Mr. Morrissey is a wise man. Morrissey is a man who knows the value of valor without at all ignoring the claims of discretion. Mr. Morrissey is a proud man and quick to resent an offence, is true.

But Mr. Morrissey knows when word will not bear too nice a com' Some time ago, Butler, a nephew of General Butler, valorously whipped Mr. Henderson of Lydia Thompson celebrity. Mr. Henderson weighs one hundred and thirty pounds.

Mr. Butler weighs hundred and eighty. Mr. Butler, however, it not as wise as Mr. Morrissey, and wisdom more, being far less gifted what poor Pierce Egan described to as "the sufficiency of oxygen in tbe to stand up and take it for an hour or With scant breath, and the memoty his victoiy over Henderson to sustain the nephew of his uncle provoked Mr.

endurance one night at Collier's, a drinking house, on the corner of Broadway and Thirteenth street, New York. the case of Butler and limited oxygen, got the better of discretion with the Honorable Mr. Morrissey, and he whipped nephew of Fort Fishers hero, and the of Sanborn, very easily and very thoroughly. Many thought Mr. Morrissey have made more allowance for Mr.

limited stock of oxygen, but he People said Mr. Morrissey acted unwisely. His enemies said he acted like well, say like a prize-fighter. A Card from Father McDonald. Tbe sscrsd oosoert whioh was snnonnoed to take plsoe at tbe Aoodem of Music.

Brooklyn, next Sand evening, (or the benefit ol the Roman Catholic Orphan Asylum, has been postponed until Tuesday evening, the Bid Instant. The pas torol tbe Church ol the Immaculate Conception, Eastern District, hereby tenders hie thanks to Mr. DeGraw, President ol the Board ol Directors ol the Academy, (or the generous eld extended by him to tbe cause ol a noble charity. In consideration of tba Christian sentiments wblch prompted the generous act, and In deference to this feeling of tbe members of tbe Board of Directors, tbs pastor takes this occasion to announos tbat tbs postponement has been made in order that no discussion may anas as to tbs propriety of amsements on Sunday. 1.

B. McDosiLD, Pastor. Since then Mr. Morrissey bas shown tbat can let valor sleep and respect discretion in a brawl with a man whom he not to be short of oxygen, though overburthened with discretion. At the place where Mr.

Morrisseys valor Hra Stoke 1 on of tbe moet show women oa tfte street of New York. Her btubind legally deed ftnd tb court bar given her ft format re ieftoft. She doe not ait weeping at home, but enjoy Ufe with the merriest She attract muob attention by her fine tact and bowey dres. Her coovicftbUBbk04 doe not expect a pardon when Tild en become Governor, a ft wa a great friend of Fiak ibwoUucal Ufe. i the action for damagea for adultery, being telle of tbe hnfebande ownership in the wife only to him.

Bo onn eua her paramour, 1 vf.

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1873-1876