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From: "Maureen J. Patt" <>
Subject: [Bklyn] Brooklyn Union Argus 9 January, 1878 END
Date: Mon, 22 Apr 2002 20:08:51 -0400


EASTERN DISTRICT

AN AUNT WHO WANTS HER NEPHEW AND NIECE.

ACCOMPANIED BY THE PARISH CURATE, MRS. SCHENCK OBTAINS A WARRANT FOR THE
PRODUCTION OF HER SISTER's CHILDREN--WHITE CHILDREN IN CHARGE OF COLORED
PEOPLE.

Mrs. SCHENCK and Rev. Father TEIVENEY, curate of the Church of the
Transfiguration were before Justice ELLIOTT this morning to obtain a warrant
for the production in Court of Marie and Horatio ELLISON, aged respectively
six and ten years of age.

Mrs. SCHENCK claims that the children are illegally detained by a
colored family living on Floyd street, who are no relatives to them, they
being white; and she already having had two other children, their brother
and sister, placed in an asylum to be properly cared for. It would seem
that Mrs. SCHENCK's sister, the mother of the children, died in December
last, their father dying insane in the Flatbush Asylum recently. Prior to
her death the mother took her children to the residence of George ELLISON,
on Flushing, near Harrison avenue, and after her death Wm. ELLISON took the
children away, as he said, to provide for them, and placed them with the
colored folks above referred to. Mrs. SCHENCK applied for her niece and
nephew, and was refused their custody, and thereupon saw Father TEIVENEY,
who came with her to Court to urge the issuance of a warrant for their
production. Justice ELLIOTT issued the warrant.
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A FAT COUNSEL FEE

Wilson M. POWELL is a counsellor-at-law; he also loans money on bond and
mortgage. Some time ago he loaded a poor woman, Mrs. Dorothea AURNHEIMER,
$1,500, at the usual rate, but charged her $75 for searching title and
"disbursements". Mrs. AURNHEIMER defaulted in her payments, and yesterday
after a trial in the County Courts the mortgage was foreclosed. Gen. P.S.
CROOKE appeared for the lady and put in the defence of usury, urging that
the $75 was merely a bonus and was made to avoid the usury law. In summing
up the case he said that to charge $75 for searching title, especially where
the party making the claim was the lender of the principal sum, was
outrageous; that he was not aware that such a "skin" game was tolerated in
this community; that he thought that the sooner the Court stamped it out the
better; that he in his practice never charged over |$25 for similar
services.
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VERDICT FOR MALICIOUS PROSECUTION

Herman SCHMIDT, jeweler, who formerly carried on business in St?lth
street, obtained a judgement for $500 in the City Court yesterday against J.
O. CONWAY, coal dealer, of New York and Brooklyn. The action was for
malicious prosecutions. Hugo HIRACH was counsel for the plaintiff.
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REAL ESTATE BROKERAGE

Jocob STERN, real estate broker, of No. 778 Park avenue, obtained a
verdict for $75 in the City Court to-day against Mrs. Sarah A. GOODWIN, for
services tendered in negotiating an exchange of a house and lot at the
corner of Harrison avenue and Hooper street, for a farm at Catskill.



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