Blanche Jones resides in Cohoes, but came to this city Sunday to visit a friend, Lizzie Sherwood, at the den No. 66 Green street, kept by one John Slavin. In the evening John, Lizzie and Blanche went down to a German concert hall in the lower part of the city, and after filling themselves with lager, started for home. They came up Pearl street as the congregation was leaving Ash Grove church, and at the corner of Westerlo street they engaged in a row. Lizzie accused Blanche of taking John-- who, by the way, is a most dilapidated and disreputable looking specimen-- away from her. Words followed, and finally blows were struck. Officers Stanton and Fitzgerald took Lizzie into custody. Justice Clute committed Lizzie yesterday morning and issued a warrant for the other two for breach of the peace. They were arrested and brought up for examination at eleven o'clock. Slavin was so anxious to get clear that he took the stand and actually swore himself guilty of keeping a house of ill fame. Justice Clute accordingly committed him to answer three chargesó using obscene language in the street, breach of the peace, and keeping a disorderly bouse. The women are to be sent to the penitentiary. It is about time the den kept by Slavin was broken up.
Daily Argus (Albany, New York), November 25, 1874.