The editor of the Star has been scolding the Aldermen for going with the Sandwich Islanders, to Coney Island, since the President's death. Poor man ! What a relief to him his first smile will be after the funeral on Friday. Wonder if he will make a public exhibition of it ?--Freeman.
--Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Thursday, July 18, 1850
Yes, more 1800s sarcasm!
President Zachary Taylor died July 9, 1850. It may have been cholera, which was going around in the mid-1800s, even in New York. The Sandwich Islands was an old term for Hawaii.