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engaged in the difficulty out of the building.  This
was complied with, and the same confusion and dis-
turbance was continued on the sidewalk in front of the
building for several minutes more.
  Judge Russell was in the Academy with his family
when the disturbance took place, and, it is said, came
out and observed it until the participants were expelled.
In the mean time word had been communicated to Re-
corder Barnard, at the New-York Hotel, to the effect
that Mr. Wilkes had been arrested and taken to the 
Eighteenth Ward Station-House without a warrant,
and without his committing any offense, and
that his presence was required immediately.  Mr.
Wilkes resisted the attempt to take him into custody
until the arrival of some of his friends, who advised
him to go to the Station-House.  He acted upon the
advice, and the whole crowd proceeded thither accom-
panied by his friends.  Mr. De Angelis, of the United
States Marshal s office, who was present and had at-
tempted to quiet the disturbances by endeavoring to get
Mr. Wilkes out of the building, was also arrested.
  After the prisoners were brought in Recorder Bar-
nard proceeded to hear statements.  Mr. Wilkes said
that he had gone with the reporter of his paper, Mr.
Darcie, to the Academy, that he might see the per-
formance and write his opinions upon the merits.  He
had done this in accordance with the right of every
citizen and member of the press; but before he could
reach the door and present his ticket, he had been col-
lared by men, whom he did not believe could have
been officers.  He had been to headquarters during the
morning, and represented the case to Gen. Nye, who
stated that they had a right to be admitted to
the Academy, and if it were desired he would sent Mr.
Brevoort of the General Superintendent s Office to see
that they were admitted.  This proposition he had de-
clined.  Alfred A. Phillips appeared as Mr. Wilkes s
counsel.  He said that this was a conspiracy on the 
part of the Manager of the Academy to prevent a fair
expression of public opinion.  The statements of vari-
ous persons were heard upon the matter, among which
were those of Officer Patterson and Elder of the de-
tective force, who were present.  The statements
made sustain the preceding account of the difficulty.
  The Recorder said that there was no right on the
part of Mr. Ulman to prevent Mr. Darcie from going
into the Academy if he presented his ticket, any more
than there was a right to exclude any other citizen.
He decided upon the statements to discharge Mr. De
Angelis from custody, to hold Mr. Wilkes to bail in the
sum of $100 to appear before Judge Russell on Wednes-
day next and answer to the charge of disturbing the
peace preferred by the officer.  Mr. Darcie being ar-
rested on a warrant, was admitted to bail on condition
that he would not return that evening to the Academy.
  Mr. John Hoey became surety for Mr. Wilkes, and
Mr. Wikes signed a bond with Mr. Darcie.  These
proceedings being closed, Mr. Wilkes returned to the
Academy in company with his counsel, Mr. Phillips,
and the two presented their tickets at the door.  The
door-keeper for a moment hesitated, and attempted to
stop him, but Mr. Wilkes pressed his way in and was
not disturbed further.  Judge Russell came out of his 
box and had a brief conversation with Mr. Wilkes.
The later said that he intended to bring Mr. Darcie to
the Academy this evening despite of the Judge s
warnings.

		            
  THE DIFFICULTY AT THE ACADEMY OF MUSIC. 
Last evening Mr. John Darcie, the musical and theat-
rical reporter of Porter s Spirit went to the Academy
of Music with a ticket of admission, and passed in
without interruption.  A large force of detectives was
present from the Deputy Superintendent s office, with
platoons from the Sixth and Eighteenth Wards.  The
General and Deputy Superintendent s, Messrs. Tall-
madge and Carpenter, were also present.  A large
crowd had assembled in anticipation of a renewal of
the difficulties of the previous evening, but as the right
was clearly in favor of Mr. Darcie, Mr. Ullman had
probably thought it prudent to retrace his steps as far
as possible.

[newspaper cartoon]
	A VERY OUTRAGEOUS PIECE OF BUSINESS.
  (Taking a valuable sporting dog to the pound.)  THIS DOG IS THE PROPERTY OF MR. 
	JOSPEH MUG-
GINS, AND ANSWERS TO THE NAME OF DARCY.  THE OUTRAGE IN QUESTION, WAS 
	PERPETRATED, WE UN-
DERSTAND, AT THE INSTIGATION OF A MR. ULLMAN, WHO KEEPS AN OPERA HOUSE UP 
	TOWN
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Nine: page one hundred and thirty-seven
Description:Newspaper clipping regarding John Darcie being denied entrance to Bernard Ullman's theater. Includes a cartoon about the event.
Subject:Barnard; Brevoort; Carpenter (Deputy Superintendent); De Angelis; Elder; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hoey, John; Muggins, Joseph; Nye; Patterson; Phillips, Alfred A.; Police; Porter�s spirit of the times.; Publishers and publishing; Russell, Judge; Tallmadge; Theater; Ullman, Bernard E.; Wilkes, George
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Academy of Music; New York Hotel
Scan Date:2011-02-02

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Nine
Description:Includes descriptions of boardinghouse living, a picnic at Hoboken with other New York artists and journalists, his drawing and writing work in New York, attending a lecture by Lola Montez, visits to James Parton and Fanny Fern and the Edwards family, a controversy over Fitz James O'Brien's story ''The Diamond Lens,'' artist Sol Eytinge's relationship with writer Allie Vernon, the suicide of writer Henry William Herbert, antics of the New York Bohemians, the interest of people living in his boarding house in spiritualism, a visit to his friend George Bolton's farm in Canada, a visit to Niagara Falls, and a scandal involving Harbormaster Willis Patten, who lives in his boarding house.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Farms; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Publishers and publishing; Suicide; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Rochester, New York; Elmira, New York; Paris, Ontario, Canada
Note:Thomas Butler Gunn was born February 15, 1826, in Banbury, England, and came to New York in 1849. During the Civil War he worked as a correspondent for the New York Tribune and the New York Evening Post. He returned to England in 1863, and died in Birmingham in April 1903. The collection includes twenty-one volumes of his diaries, including newspaper clippings, letters, photographs, sketches, and various other items inserted by Gunn. Diary entries date from July 7, 1849, to April 7, 1863, and include his experiences with the New York publishing and literary world, his descriptions of boarding houses, his travels throughout the United States, and his experiences traveling with the Federal army as a Civil War correspondent.
Publisher:Missouri History Museum
Rights:Copyright 2011 Missouri History Museum.
Source:Page images, transcriptions, and metadata of the Thomas Butler Gunn diaries have been provided by the Missouri History Museum.