A Free Exhibition Given by a Tattooed Girl,


For Which she Received a Free Ride to Raymond Street Jail


A novel, amusing and exciting scene took place last evening at Fulton Ferry, the actors being a young woman named Annie Boyle, of No. 4

James street, New York, a gentleman, whose identity has not been disclosed, and Policeman Carricoli, of the Second Precinct.  The episode occurred at an hour when traffic spectacle were numbered by the thousands.  Miss Boyle was the center of interest.  Her flaming costume more suited to a variety stage in Chatham street than street dress, was alone sufficient to attract attention.  It was of some bright blue material and profusely ornamented with spangles, while her head gear was a marvel of the most extravagant millinery art.  Nor was Miss Boyle altogether unknown to the stage.  For a couple of weeks past she has been on exhibition in one of the Bowery dime museums, figuring in the role of 




her attractions in that respect being, it is said, quite equal to any others in the same line of business.  It is said that, which on her trip to this city in the ferryboat last evening, she exhibited an inclination to give a free exhibition to which a young gentleman, said to be connected with the Sunday School Union, raised a decided objection.  Miss Boyle, however, insisted on showing her tattooed limbs to the astonished passengers, and the spectators crowded around her and seemed to enjoy the show.  The moral representative of the Sunday School Union had reason to repent of his indiscretion in interfering with the exhibition, for when he was quietly leaving the boat, reflecting on the follies of the present age, Miss Boyle stepped up behind him and




on the side of the head, Officer Carricoli witnessed the assault and ran forward to preserve the peace.  In Miss Boyle he found that he had a most difficult subject to manage, for the young woman gave him the hardest tussle he ever had in his life.  She struggled frantically, and when her hands were held so that she could not use them she brought her teeth into play and tore several pieces from the officer's coat in her desperate struggles to bite him.  It required the strength of two officers to bring her to the York street Station House, where she was locked up on a charge of disorderly conduct.


This morning she paraded in all her flaming finery before Justice Walsh and when asked what explanation she had to give of her conduct, said; "I came over to Brooklyn to seek an engagement at Bunnell's Museum.  On the ferryboat a young man insulted me and I got angry and slapped him in the face."  The officer who made the arrest enlightened the judge on the facts of the case, and Miss Boyle will be on exhibition in the Raymond street Jail for the next ten days.


June 9, 1882 - Brooklyn Eagle



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