Newspaper of The New York Herald, May 31, 1873, Page 3

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated May 31, 1873 Page 3
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mm in i Another Destructive Conflagra tion and Loss of Life. A FIRE WELL FOUGHT. Four Acres of De vouring Flame. THE GLOBE THEATRE GONE. Chlekering's Building, the Interna tional Hotel and a Church Burned. FIVE FIREMEN KILLED. Great Granite Buildings a Mass of Smoking Ruins. THE BOSTOH LIBRARY CONSUMED. Sweep of the Fire Fiend Through the Business Streets. COMPLETE LIST OF LOSSES. ? , Property Destroyed, $1,291,000; Insurance, $703,000. SCENES m THE CITY. Great Excitement but Good Order Maintained. ACTIVITY OF THE FIRE DEPARTMENT, The Conflagration Conquered After a Severe Straggle. Boston, Mav 30,18TS. Boston baa had another scare, which lor awhile threatened to prove a remarkably serious one and leave the npper portion of Washington street desolate, even if it did r.ot result in a complete destruction of the Western railroad depots and the peninsula or south boston. *?? At half-past eight o'clock this morning, during the prevalence ol' a high wind, and while every body was getting ready for the ceremonies of Decoration Day, an alarm of lire called the De partment to the vicinity of 411 Washington street, where it was found that the rear buildings of Haley, Morse A Co.'s furniture factory were In flames. These buildings were of the most com bustible character, and so rapidly did the fire ob tain control of them that within ten minutes a second alarm had to be sounded, and soon after A GENERAL ALARM. which drew the whole number of steamers, hose carriages and ladders to the scene of the conflagra tion. An unusually large number of people were gathered upon the streets at the time to wit ness the departure of the Grffhd Army Posts lor the cemeteries, and when the news spread that a monster fire was in progress the crowd was augmented to many thousands within a few minutes. RAPID SFREAD OF TIIB FIRE. The flames spread with wonderful rapidity in ?very direction, menacing Tremont and Boylston streets on the oue band and coming out entirely on Washington street on the other. Serious fears were felt for the whole of that part of Boylston street between Washington street and the Com mon, on the notherly side. THE B0YL8T0N BANK BUILDING, with the extensive establishment of W. C. Reeves A Co., dealers in gentlemen's lurnislilng goods, cor ner of Washington and Boylston, and Emerssn, Leland A Co., IB and 21 Boylston street, were at tacked In the rear florcely, and seemed destined to fail soon. After the flaiues hud spread over the building occupied by Haley, Morse A Co., across tbe street?three steamers vainly endeavoring to check their progress?tolled volumes ol flames, almost enveloping TUB magnificent C1IICKERIN0 BLOCK In their scorching, scathing clutches. The whole efforts of the firemen were directed towards, 11 possible, preserving this magnificent structure, whose destruction meant the loss of fortunes, and would, perhaps, prove the means ol creating new destruction for blocks arouiid. Step by step the firemen yielded as the fiend of flame advanced and flung his serpents about the build ings *n the other side, and soon it was lound im possible to do aught on the northerly side or the Are oelow Hayward place. On the south the efforts were directed towam saving, If possible, THE GLOBE THEATRE, several steamers being kept constantly on the scorched and scared facade. But all the buildings between it and Bay ward place were left to fight tbe Oecy fray alone. All of a sudden came a cry, a murmur of caution, and none too soon, for slowly tolling outward from the top, with A SUM.en RUSH AND ROAR, the front wall or Haley, Morse A Co.'s building went down into the street, fortunately injuring no one. Without a moment's delay the north side wall followed suit, railing directly upon the two story wooden building In which JOURDAN'S MUSEUM OK ANATOMY was located, completely gutting it and causing the front walls to bulge out into tbe street, 'i he sud den smash-up by fiery masses set this on fire, and the streams were at once directed towards it. Bnt one five story building intervened ?n this side of the street between the museum and Avery street, and that being occupied by W. P. Emerson with pianofortes, it offered a most tempting bait to the llend should he once set his grasp apon it. Jour dan's, with its wax statues and millions or curiosi ties, was soon destroyed and fell eutward into tbe street; and Emerson's was the next point d'apput for the conflagration. On the lower floor was PROBY * VINAL'8 DKY OOODB ESTABLISHMENT, and the silks, shawls and laces were harried oat of this with the utmost speed, in anticipation of its ruinous fate. Chickerlng's had by this time been abandoned to its rate, the flames having seized upon all the Interior ami coming in scarlet torrents from the windows on every story. The great granite block cracked and sent SHRIVELLED FRAUMENTB OP RED-UOT HTnu all over the Btreet in showers. Inside, however, men worked to the last removing the more easily transported and moat valuable goods, and it was not till a good half hour after its doom seemed sore that the building was abandoned. This was done, luckily, not a moment too soon; for the tall stone northern corner of Haley, Morse k Co.'s building, which had hitherto stood A FIERY MONUMENT in the midst of the conflagration, wavered, tot tered, aud, gathering force by every movement, plunged neudlong across the street into the spacious doorway of Cnlckering's, some part of it breaking its way into the third story. And so the flames spread until two o'clock, when, an area of four acres having been devastated,they were brought under control. THB BOUNDARIES OK THE F1RB may thus be statedCommencing on the west side, just below Ha.vmarket place, the last number left, going south, is 395, being the building occu pied by William P. Kmerson, Boston Organ Com pany. Extenuing to the north and at right angles to Washington stjeet the fire burned through to a lot of dwelling houses in the court of Haymarket place. Abutting the buildings destroyed ou Wash ington street, going east and southeast, It has made a sweep back to Washington street, without going to Boyiston street, falling snort of the latter street at Montgomery k Co.'s confection ery store, 423 Washington street. The rear of the new live story Pilot Building, in process of completion, is now within thirty feet of Dexter's old stable, where the fire commenced, and was saved. Extending to the east side of Washington street, the last number left standing going south to Essex is that numbered 340, occu pied by Miller (piano manulactory) and Hibbard k Co. This gives the corner boundary on this side of Washington street at Uayward place. Down Hay ward place the tire spread rapidly, but being con fined to the south side. There was great danger that it would be driven by the gusts of wind through to Chauncey street, and it was only after a severe struggle that it was an assured thing that it would not touch the newly occupied warehouses on this important importing and jobbing street. TOE COURSE OF THB F1RB after It crossed Washington street was southeast erly by south, and taking the south side of Hay ward place through to the ells of the Chaunoey street buildings, which were only scorched some on the northern and western boundary, it swept along Washington street to and Including the corner of Essex street,''and from the loot of Hayward place took all between, going south till It reached Essex street at No. 38. the building next below the Globe J'heatre. The north side of Kssex, between the Corner and this maiding last given, has been cov ered by the Are. The losses are given in tabular form below. * LIST OF TUB LOS8K8 ON BUILDINGS. Seth Turner & w. c. Murdock $20,000 John Roessle 16,000 James Parker 80,000 Massachusetts Baptist Convention 35,000 Gardner Brewer 25,000 T. B. Hayes 25,000 John 1. Brown 20,000 Heirs of Mary Boyiston 16,000 James Paul 80,000 HHisbee Heirs 8,000 Arthur Cheney 60,000 A. C, Baldwin 66,000 H. H. Ilunnewell 26,000 Heirs of Francis Hupp 11,000 jonas G. Clarke 17,000 Heirs or A1 van Dexter 15,000 Charles Marsh 4,000 Michael Hayden 1.000 C. D. Homer 7,500 Heirs of A. G. Trott 2,500 William Bettle 2,600 Peleg, W. Chandler 16,000 Atherton T. Brown 16,000 Asa P. Morse 8,000 Heirs of John Flak 4,000 Total loss on buildings $618,500 LOSSES ON STOCK. Bryant A Stratton's Commercial College... $10,000 l<udd k Cuslilng, furniture 15,000 P. J. Bone, teacher or languages 4,000 T. C. Pazolt k son, turners 50,000 The Bosron PUot 40,000 J. W. Flack, billiards 5.000 Mullenlde A Co., furnishing goods 12,000 International Hotel 60,000 George Thompson A Co., dry goods 10,000 J. M. Maguire, furnishing goods 10,000 Nathan Peare, boots and shoes 10,000 Freeman's Hank 10,000 Mrs. Montgomery, confectionery 3.000 Fern aid k Co., cloths 16,000 E. Lelanu A Co 20,000 Barnabee A Winch, pianos 10,000 Curtis A Woodbury, costumers 15,000 Arlington Billiard Hall 6,000 Alexander Crawford, restaurant 16,000 John Stetson, theatrical manager.-... 3,000 F. O. Lash, painter 16,000 John Bowland, harness 6,000 Lo/.ell A Son, blacksmiths 1,000 John Earle A Co 26,000 Arthur Cheney, theatrical manager (on properties, Ac.) * 10,000 Gustavus Evers, lager beer 3,000 JIawley, Folsnm A Martin, lurnishing goods 20,000 Kowe Brothers, boots and shoes 10,000 John J. Brown A Son, apothecaries 10,000 John Turner, boots and shoes 10,000 William Pitcher, restaurant 5,000 Ninth Regiment Armory 5,000 Leland A Wheclock 20,000 Haley, Morse A Co., furniture 160,000 Rhodes, Ripley A CO., clothing 20,000 J. W. Brackett, pianos 10,000 Gewrge Foster, hats and caps 10,000 George F. White, millinery 20,000 F. F. Llbby, dry goods 15,000 Robert T. Miller, pianos 5,000 George R. Milton, dry goods 1,000 R. Newman A Son, tailors 10,000 S. C. Chase A Co 10,000 Jourdan's Anatomical Museum 10,000 Kurouean hair store 8.000 BOUNDARIES OF THE FIRE. Hayward Place, Bumstead Flace, Easterly Side of Essex and Boylston Streets to Head Place, Thence Diagon ally to Hayward Place. Conant's corset store 5,000 G. F. Bonney A Co., stables 4,500 O. A. Fiagg, painter 1,000 Total individual loss $672,f>oo Total aggregate loss $1,201,000 TUB INSURANCE. . Statements of insurance losses made by the agents of several companies are given below North American, Boston |2,50o Manufacturers', Boston 26,000 Paneuil Hall, Boston 2.000 Continental, New York (about) 5,000 Shoe and Leather, Boston (about) 6,000 Hoyal Insurance Company (about) 100,000 North American, Philadelphia 4",000 American, Philadelphia 30,000 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia 30.000 Hartford, Harttord lfi,000 Plienix, Harttord 15,000 National, Hartlord 8,000 Stearns Brothers' Agcncy 100,000 Liverpool and London 150,000 Imperial, London 14,000 Phenix, New York 12,000 Niagara, New* York 9,000 Hoffman, New York 7,5oo Ellizon, Mollis A Co.'a companies 100,000 Clinton, New York 2,000 Williamsburg City, New York 13,000 Fire Association. Philadelphia 15,000 Girard, Philadelphia 5,000 Traders', Chicago 6,000 St. Paul 6,000 Bangor 3,000 North Missouri -. 7,600 ACtna, New York 10,000 Columbia, New York 15,000 Lamar, New Y'ork 1,500 Union Mutual, Philadelphia 6,000 Bliot, Boston 3,000 Manufacturers', Boston 3,000 Total insurance $763,500 TilK SCENE AFTER THE FIRE. That portion of Washington street about which the Are has raged presents a scene of ruin and devastation not exceeded by any of the destruc tion of the 9th of November. Jagged walls, one or two stories high, show where costly buildings stood. The street is Oiled with broken granite, piled in masses as it fell when the great walls came down before the burning heat. A stream of water equalling a small river runs from quantities poured by hosemen upon the ruins, down the paving, and soaks away among the charred timbers and heaped up bricks. SMOKE THICK AND BLACK, hangs oyer the scene and Alls the eyes or the passing people. It is one complete, sad, sickening spectacle of destruction, which sends a chill to the heart of every spectator. Ftre engines were here from Cambridge, Chariestown, Brookline, Jamaica Plain, Newton, Chelsea, Quincy, Lowell and Fall ltlver. A military guard, composed of Companies F, I and K, Ninth regiment; Company K, First regi ment, and a detachment of United states Marines, guard the scene of the Are. Among the prominent buildings destroyed by the Are wore the Globe Theatre, Chickerlng's piano warehouse, Chauncy nail School, the International Hotel and the Free man's Bank. EXCELLENT CONDUCT OF THE FIREMEN. The conduct of chief Engineer Damcrill and the Boston tlremcn Is praised to such a degree as to completely obliterate the record which some people thought lormed a black spot on the Novem ber record. The peculiarly combustible nature of the buildings destroyed, together a^ith the at so lute impossibility of getting at them from more than two sides, rendered the work or extinguish ing one of great dlttlculty. That it was ably ex ecuted is patent to all, and praises of the Chief Engineer are in the mouths of everybody. This Is the thirl time within n year that the property of the Boston Pilot has been destroyed by Are. FIVE mkn K1M.FI> AND ONE INJURED. John Hill, William Klllvan, Thomas Klnnegnn, James Rcimn and William Mahoney, firemen, were killed by falling walls, and Charles Allen was seri ously injured. On December 1, 1852, the pianoforte manufactory of Messrs. Chlckering A Sons, then located a couple of blocks below their salesrooms just destroyed, was turned. Their loss at that time was upwards of two hundred thousand dollars ovej and above the insurance. The books of the Freeman's and Hoylston banks were saved. Haw ley, Folson a Martin, on Essex street, and Rhodes 4 Ripley, wholesale clothiers, corner of Fayette, Court and Washington streets, who were burned out to-day, were both burned out at the great No vember fire. destruction OP THE BOSTON mbkart. The Boston Library, which was incorporated seventy-five years ago, was destroyed to-day. It was in the apper part of a building on the north side of Essex street. Immediately after the third alarm had been sounded the authorities, warned by the experience of the November fire, ordered the gas to be turned off, and the oraer was carried out. ADDITIONAL PARTICULARS. Boston, May 30, 1873. The fire was first discovered in the upper floor of Haley, Morse k Co.'s warehouse, among tho workshops, and the names were issuing from the roof. The piles of light material packed away were like so much tinder, and before the alarm could be given great volumes of flume were rolling up fifty feet into the ulr and clouds of smoke rising. The neat generated was Intense, an* in twenty minutes the upper stories of the building, from front to rear, a distance of two hundred feet, were a mass of glowing (lamed. tblboraph wires burned. The Western Union Telegraph Company has lost fifteen wires by the fire, and communication is in terrupted. The Freeman's National Bank had not opened their vault to-da.v, and they have reason to believe that all their securities are saved. The day being a holiday, the report of the fire telegraphed to the surrounding towns brought thousands of persons to the city. Every train inward bound was crowded with anxious business men and sensation seekers. There could not have been less than one hundred thousand persons near the sceue of the fire when It was at lis height. a disorganized grand army post. While the fire was burning the members of tho E. W. Kinsley Post oi the Grand Army of the Republic were assembling at their headquarters, in the third story, front, ot the Globe Theatre building, preparatory to tne observance of Decora tion Day. It was soon discovered, however, that the attention of members had better be devoted to moving out, and the work was begun. The Post had a groat quantity of valuable property, much of which was saved, including valuable portraits,

regalia, bolts aud some books and papers. The heavy cases containing the books and blanks of the Headquarters pf the Department of Massa chusetts and of the Department of the United Nta'es, could not be got nut, tint were force*! open ami the record books ami a lew other valuables were removed. A very Urge amount of valuable books and blanks. However, were lust. The (ilobe Theatre comnuuy caved nearly all their wardrobes. TIMELY AFI'EAKANl'K OF TUB M II.IT A HY. At a quarter pant ten Companies 1 and K, of the Ninth regiment, who were in procession lor the Decoration parade at South Boston, lelt the line and proceeded to tluv scene of the conflagration, and did good service in keeping back the crowd, so that the firemen coald worn. About the same time a company of marines, from the Charleston n j Navy Yard, drawing a hose carriage, appeared on the scene and were greeted with cheers. liOiiri of lite Hartford Companlm. . Hahtkokd, Conn., May 30, 1873. The total lossns of the Haruord Insurance Com panies by the Boston Are will uot exceed $88,000, and are distributed as follows.Etna, $.10,000; Hartford, $15,000; Phoenix, $14,000; Connecticut, $11,000; Orient, $10,000, and the National, #8,oou. THE EXCITEMENT IN NEW YORK. The news of the second terrible calamity to the Hister city of Boston witiiin a year spread through the streets and avenues, hotels and dwellings with marvellous rapidity yesterday, considering the very limited facilities which existed for obtaining information. It being a legal holiday t'ie usual means of quickly communicating intelligence were not at hand, and the feeling increased 111 propor tion. The first reports, which themselves were made much greater than the trutn warranted, received still greater exaggeration Ironi the lact that the truth was, as it were, uot obtainable. It was readily believed that the entire city of Boston was going this time, and that nothing would be saved. Here and there, at the hotels and at some stores which had been kept open in s; ite of the holiday, the proprietors had posted up telegrams giving the meagro news which had been received In the few words In which it had come. Bound such bulletins as these anxious artd interested crowds gathered, discussing the late of Boston and the etTect, it would have here. To a great extext the news ironi Bos ton dampened the ardor of those strange people who always turn out on holidays to Join in what ever festivities fere are to the lull or their bent. The processiou received less attention and the bulletins more. But in another manner the hap pening of tho Are on such a day as Decoration Day was peculiarly awkward. All tho in surance companies were, or course," closed, and not the least particle of information of a reliable character could be obtained. Home insurance men who lounged about made wild statements as to the probable Iobkcs to insurance companies in this city, and their estimates varied all the way Irom lour millions to twenty thousand dollars, and this gives a pretty good estimate or the uncertainty which existed as to the real facts of the ease. When the certain news came, about hall-past twelve yesterday altcruoon, that the fire had been got uuder control, however, it was a great relief to everyone, even to those not personally Interested. From that moment the Interest, which had risen to fever heat, kegan to allay Itself and fall off, es pecially as the later telegrams which came from the scene of the conflagration gave estimates of the losses suffered much below those at first re ported during th(? terrible axcltemeat which must have prevailed. BATHS AND BATHERS. Opening of the Two Public Hatha of the City on To-DIorrow?Result* of Lniit Year's Hat liing?Arcnnimoilntloii lie* t|ulrc<l for Two Hundred Thousand PcrionK?What It < oat* , the City to Maintain Tlicae llittlu?The Natural Advantage* of New York Not Made lT*e Of?A Plea for More Uath*. The two public baths of the city are to bo opened on to-morrow. They are to occupy their usual positions?namely, at the foot of Charles street, on the North Klver, and at foot of Filth street, on the Kast River. Last year the number of bathers was as follows r-PI,arlt* Street Hath?h'ijth Street llatl.? Mute*. Fenuiten. Unlet. Female. . June IC.IIHJ 4.426 37,230 IS Jllly 61,260 II),Wh) 8(i,S'.ll 8U3Q9 AlUUSt 4!'.ttl0 13,200- 91,816 i.7'4^ epiGiiilier. 22,3x3 s.osu 60,606 lft'ow October.. .. 2,160 284 6,681 1.84C Tots 1 141,2S? 31,648 *271, H22 88 4H1 (irund total 632^940 These two baths are now undergoing repairs. The bottom or each or them Is found to be houey combed with the woudworm to the extent or twenty-one holes to a square inch, and the work men are now Ailing these hoies with plugs of cedar. Though the baths cost $50,000 each the contractor oi those days could only afford to use pine for the bottom lnstead^of oak, and the conse quence is that this expense of repair is Inevitable. There aie SEVENTY KKT1KINO KOOMH In each of the baths. The management is placed in the Department of Public Works, and Commis sioner Van Nort has laid down certain rules that it. is incumbent upon all bathers to observe. They may be summarised as follows:?The baths are open daily from June l to September 30. For males ou Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, from live o'clock A. M. to nine o'clock P. M., and on Sundays from five o'clock A. M. to twelve M. Tho females ou Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, from five o'clock A. M. to nine o'clock P. M. Admission is by tickets, which can be obtained gratuitously Twenty-live cents must be deposited Tor the towel" and twenty-two are returned to the bather on the return of the. towel. Twenty minutes is the time allowed each bather. The remainder or the regula tions are or the ordinary character, and needlul ror the preservation of order. The cost or the main tenance and repairing of the baths during the year 187a was $?,368 47; the city therefore paid two cents lor every bather. Ir the trail of economy was not over everything municipal in this, the Fmplre City of America, th re niiirht be a reason able prospect that an extended accommodation lor battlers might be given by the addition of at least two baths. If we reflect for a moment on the extent ol the population of the city, and then think or the public bathing accommodation, ir it were not so sorrowtul a reflection, there could ue uo other reeling that that ol ridicule. Here is a cltv with a population or 1,000,000?during business hours it is said that there Is on Manhattan Island FOUK MILLIONS OF PERSONS, and the opportunity to take a battt in a city which has a river on each side or It Is afforded to only 0 100 eacn day. This was the largest number that ever ' bathed at the baths In one day, and that was in : August ol last year. There ought to be at least a dozen of these floating bathing houses in the cltv Commissioner Van Nort says that he should cer tainly like to see two more somewhere about Forty third street, 011 the west and east side of the city But even this modest desire in this economical era cannot oe entertained and there is no expectation by the Department of Public Works that the number of these float ing baths will bo Increased this year. It may be said, oy the utireilecting, that m a city where baths are so general In private houses there is not any need lorextensive public accommodation of thl* 1 character. It is pretty well ascertained that tner>> are about two hundred thousand men, women and children in New York who have uo other means ?f obtaining a bath, a good healthy wash, where the needful decency can be desired, oxcept at these city baths, whore each bath will COST T1IHKK CENTS. It is true that there is a Moating bath at the Bat tery, placed there by Mr. Wull, by permission of the Commissioners of the Department of Public Parks. It is admirably located in the First ward, amid a population that needs greotly to be encouraged in the pursuit of cleanliness, but each bather at this bath must pay fliteen cents. This, there fore, is a greater tax on cleanliness than the "towel charge" at tho public baths, which lias evidently lowered their popularity. The number or bathers is certainly diminishing. In 1871 808.475 persons availed themselves or their use. In 1872 only 632,040. There Is maaltestly, therefore, a tailing off that is capable of another explanation than that or an indisposition towards cleanliness. There ought to be no charge for bathing. Pubiu baths should be as rree as the river they are anchored in and every encouragcncut should bo afforded to the laboring classes ol the elty to _ ? ^ , BAT1IK KAKLY and OFTEN. The fact la that our Hocial ncience haw not vet touched the surrace or this great question or per sonal cleanliness, which has been said may l? classed among those things where the want is least felt where the need Is greatest. If the uncul matedare no competent Judges of cultivation, surely the dirty are equally Incompetent judges *f cleanliness. TTie old proverb says that it is next to godliness. Without it education is half power less, for self-respect Is all hut impo?st ble. There are those among ttie peor, the destitute ami tlie uncared (or ol the city who never dream ol washing or obtaining 11 hath, ami regard that luxury a* unattainable as turtle or champagne. We are greatly behind the ancient civilization in thin matter or public Hatha. Home 'J.UOO years ago uad 200 public bath*, many ol which were built of marble. The Peruvian lucait constructed aqueducts of ltio and iso leagues In length. In Sj.aitt both the Moors and Roman* have leit traces or their power in the lortn of KNOKMOI'S Ayt'KIiff l S anil reservoirs. The canals of Semlraniis and those ol Egypt. are world fanu>us. Assyria and Mesopotamia are Intersected by the ruins of vast water ceurses. and through a great part of the East, even at this day, the lnliahi. tants are supplied with fresh and pure water by the beneficent will of their despou. New York has its ??('rotos," and has reasen to be proud of it. It Is a monument to forethought, skill and enterprise; but In the matter of hatha it la far behind the pro vincial towns of the Old Country. With natural advantages so fuvorable to the multiplication ol hatha, there ought not to be any difficulty on the nari of the municipal government that spends more than hall a million dollara per week In doubling the number of public bathing houses. ALL SMOKE. The Feminine Assault on Masculine Rights at the Thomas Concerts?Crimi nation and Rebuttal. The excitement In social circles over the crusade begun by Tyrant Etiquette on the rights pleasurable of the male patrons of the Central Park Garden concerts still continues, and the playlul blows ex changed between the opponents are becoming pretty -crious, as will be rpcd in the annexed cor respondence. It seeuiB that the war is to occasion civil disaeuslou aiuong the gentle sex, too, and as alert ami sensible lady haa come to tlie rescue of the lovers of genuine Havana*. A Sensible Wife Who Would Tolerate Masculine Tantn?Tobacco Miunke En? Joy able?1 lie Gentlemen Have the Best Right lo (lie Central Park Uarden. Hay 38, 1873. To thk Editor ok thk IIkkai.ii HoPrlfled and indignant at the selfishness of my sex, I am going to waive aalde timidity and come bravely to the front, or, In other words, to the res cue of munkind. I happen to be the wife or an Inveterate smoker, and do boldly avow that Hove the perfume of hla cigar far better than all the per fumes of Arabia. I think there Is nothing more delightful, and 1 am never more happy than when my husband is by m.v side, with slippers on, and a lragraut Havana between his lips?a picture ot home commits, which many a poor murried man has never seen, who ts driven rroin home by across, selfish wife, who would rather send her husband to tlie "club" or worse places, so as to be rid of kls alter-dlnner smoke. "Henry Clay" Is right In anjlng ' the (iarden was lounded as a call," and I think, It we women will push ourselves in a place designed ror gentle men. it ought to he done with due regard to their rights and privileges. It the gentlemen are to give up smoking, let the ladles give up the cream and Ices, the Hlrtlng and promenading, which they enjoy so much. Then wc will see a sad change In the Park Uarden. It will become an uptown stein way Hall, where the evenings will drag wearily in spite of the glorious music; and the gentlemen, In stead of being contented and happy In our society, . will long for It all to be over, so as to have a GOOD SMOKE. The Dear Things?The Age ot Chivalry Past. New Yokk, May 28, 1873. To THE EDITOR OF THE IlKKAI.I>:? All, me 1 the age of chivalry has fled; that glori ous age when ladles' witching smiles und honeyed words prompted gallants gay to deeds of noble daring; when at her plaintive cry of wrong re ceived the lance was put in rest and vengeance wreaked upon the cultlfTs head. That age Is gone, aud, to all appearance, without a likelihood of its ever returning. No longer do we bekold In this degenerate age such disinterested devotion to the ??lesser man." Their plaintive cries rcach the car In vain; their wishes are not gratified. A smile irom peach-hued lips or glance iroin laughter speaking eye Is not aole to send our modern knight errauts careering through the land in search of "monstdlre" or "giant's castle grim." Not at all. Even at the rair one's earnest wrnh will they not abstain from stuffing the aloresalil fair one's ollaclory organs with smoke wreaths blown troni their "Henry Clays." I'oor Dolly Varden sigliH In v.ilu. She might as well ask as a favor from one of the smoke-puff ing gallants to mount his steed, grasp his rifle and uwsj' tti the lava beds lor Capt iIn Jack's scalp to lay at, her tiny feet. Hut, oh! gentlemen, do not persist lu smoking where "young ladies" are as sembled. Miioko spoils their painted beauty?I menu their prettv faces. 1 know that you will re tort and say, "They are getting ouly what they clamor for? 'women's rights'?they must learn to smoke and drink, as well as to vote aud preach, or, if not. we will not abstain from our comiort to please them." Oh, gentlemen, do sot interpret women's rights In this way: Do he magnanimous; concede to them everything; live only te plea.se Die gen tie creatures and be happy. RODERICK McSHANE. A Woman's Protest Against Going Any? where on Merc HulTcriincc?'I he &moke tfcuestlon Ignored, but Feminine Rights Kept In View. To the Editor ok the IIekai.d:? I was much shocked to see by tills morning's Herald that ' ladles were only admitted on suffer ance" to the Thomas concerts. Ib this true? I have been Invited and accepted with much pleas ure the luvllationa given by several of my young gentlemen friends to these concerts, and 1 cannot believe they would ask me to go to a place where I am merely allowed to enter on such very unequal terms. Won't you, dear Hkkai.d, sneak the word and settle this mutter at once and foreverinore. Respectfully yours, ^ NETTIE B. A Mother IJcalres Information About the Right* of Gentlemen at Central Park Garden. "*??- ^ To the Editor ok the IIkkai.d:? I aui extresiely interested in the IIekai.d corre spondence in regard to "smoking at Central Park <>arden," and this morning It Is especially interest ing for the Information contained. "Henry Clay" says "the Garden was founded as a caff-,'' and he kindly goes on to explalu that as meaning "a re sort for gentlemen." His lorte Is evidently that of teacher, and ir lie had only shown us how, in the "eternal fitness of things," any resort ol "gentle men" coald oe unlit for "women or refinement," he wodld have earned our tindylug gratitude and im mortalized himself by elucidating another ol "those little mysteries," apparently "inseparable from" most mankind and deplorably "incomprehensible" to Women. He says "women are admitted on sufferance." I admire his generosity, though I doubt hla being authority oil tliat point. He writes very much like "one who treads alone" or worse, with some Inappreclativo "senseless chatterer," lor whose sweet sake he Is doomed lor ever more to rail at womankind. Let us know the truth. As a mother, with grown up daughters, who are olten invited to the Garden, 1 much desire information ou this subject. A MOTHER. A Conciliatory Opinion on Smoking. May 28, 1873. To tick Editor ok the Herald:? Reading In this morning's paper the several let ters with reference to smoking at Mr. Theinas' concerts, It has occui red tome that both parties might be accommodated were one or two evenings of the week devoted exclusively to "non-amok Ists." Even were *he admission charge, as on Thursday evenings, Increased, the number would be suf llcient to make the night's proceeds equal those of the lower entrance fee and cigar sales. (Jentlemanl.v smokers attending such evening* would sacrifice only as much *s at other and far less enjoyable places of amusement. A LOVEIt OK FINE MLSIC. DANGEROUSLY BEATEN. Ante-Mortem statement. Yesterday morning Coroner Young received In formation that Julius Bouktsan, a German, living at 1.16 Suffolk street, was lying In a very dangerous condition from the effects ef violence he had re ceived en Thursday of lost week. The Coroner visited Boukman, but he was wholly un. able to make a statement. Coroner Y'oung learned that on Thursday of last week lioukman, who Is a wood carver, working at l(*8 Stanton street, sent Conrad Sperer, a lad sixteen years old, to a saloon for some lager beer. Conrad brought In the beer, when one of the workmen ui? peared and drank half of It, alter which another man came in the shop and drHtik the remaining halfoi the beer. This excited theangorof Houkmau, who thereupon slapped Sperer with hlsopeu hand. The latter then caught up a carver's mullet and hurling it at lioukman, struck him on ths right side of the head and face, after which Conrad ran away and made his escape. Ho was subsequently arrested and released on ball. Coroner Young Issued another warrant for Sperer, and placed it in the hands of Detective Lyon, of Tenth precinct, lor execution. DROWNED IH NEWARK. Yesterday afternoon a boy supposed to be named Lees, while wrestling with another on the bauks of the canal, fell overboard and was drowned. The body was recovered. An officer feu werDoard too. but was rescued.

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