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THE NEWS OE BROOKLYN.
AFFAIRS 01 THE BOROUGHS OX LONG ISL A XB -HAPPENINGS
IN NASSAU AXD SUFFOLK.
CLINTON A YE. FIGHT STILL OX
PROPERTY OWNERS, IF THEY DO NOT
SUCCEED ON APPEAL, WILL
AGAIN GO TO THE
The controversy between the property owners
In Cllnton-av». about the preservation of the door
yard feature of that fashionable thoroughfare is
not yet over. It was supposed by the builders who
had their eyes on some of the fine sites that are
now In the market that Judge Marean's decision
that the doorya~d law was unconstitutional would
end the struggle, and that the old residents would
calmly re^ipn themselves to what the other parties
call the march of improvement. The old resi
dent*, however, are not content to have the char
acter of the avenue altered by a single decision,
and have appealed, or will within the statutory
time, from Judge Marean's decision. By this means
they hope tr> overthrow the ruling or hold in
abeyance a final adjudication of the question until
the Legislature can be induced to cure by a new
enactment the informality in the law.
Meanwhile, builders, who see a splendid future in
Clinton-aye. investments for apartment house pur
poses, have not txen idle. The northeast corner of
Clinton and Gates ayes. has been bought with the
avowed intention of erecting a large apartment
house on the site, and It Is rumored that the prop
erty of John A. Nichols, a little north .of the centre
of the west sile of the block, is under consideration
by a large hotel corporation as the site for the
laVgest family hotel In the borough. This property
ha« a frontage of at>out a hundred feet in Clinton
eve , aij'i <'f the same in Vanderbilt-ave.
The Nichols family is r:ot wholly in sympathy
with the Hght of Albert B. Chandler, John Will
lam* ex-Mayor Bchteren and others for the pres
ervation of th.- dooryards. The Nicholses say »hey
are ready i" sell to the hotel syndicate if they .an
get their price. There are some restrictions on the
property t>estdea those specified in the dooryard
Ibw. I'nder these restrictions, it is said that only
the corner site^ of the block may be built to with
in twenty feet of the street line, so there Is a hope
on the part of the dooryard preservers that the
hotel proi.-ct can be blocked. The old Quaker
house next door to the Nichols property on the
south is expected to be in the market soon.
Several of the owners of property in the west side
o* the block between Greene and Gates ayes. have
from time to time bought adjoining premises in
order to keep clear c' objectionable buildings.
There was a fine white i iree. said to be seventy
years old. in front of Mr Willlams's premises until
a few years ago, when he had it cut down and sold
It for butchers' chopping blocks. An old resident
declares that every householder in the block plead
ed to have the fine old tree spared, but Mr. Williams
«bs deaf to th.-ir entreaties. When th© Greene
ave. corner was about to be sold, the west slders
warned Mr. Chandl.r. whose premises adjoined it.
that he would o well to tiuy. He did not heed the
warning, and ilie bis hotel that extends almost
to the sidewalk shut off his view. When the Taber
nacle and th<- family hotel on the northeast
corner of Greeoe-ave. were burned Mr. Williams
Mr. Chandir-r sad -Mr. Srhieren bought the sites in
order to get 'A.em r<.strictr>d. but allowed the new
hotel to thut out their view of that corner alto
gether. Mr. Chandler got even with the hotel by
turning his residential back upon It. He extended
hie house to the street by constructing a narrow
arched porch against the hotel walls with all its
architectural beauties facing the middle of the
FREE KIXDERGARTEX SOCIETY.
The monthly meeting of the General Committee
of the Brooklyn Free Kindergarten Society was
held last week at the Pratt Institute. A discussion
wag held concerning the establishment of a kinder
partners' library, and it was decided to request the
Brooklyn Public Library Association to assist in
The penny fund has amounted to $57 02. E. W.
Bliss generously remembered the kindergarten
¦which Is supported by him and which bears his
The mothers* meetings held this year at the
Grace Church Kindergarten have been singularly
helpful. Froebel's gifts have Been taKen up. and
the mothers have seem.-d pleased ard interested
to learn of their educational value, having looked
upon them as mere toys.
At the last ¦others* m- -ting at the Memorial In
dustrial Kindergarten each mother framed a pict
ure of the Slstlne Madonna to take home.
The last mothers' meeting held at the Bliss Kin
dergarten was made of practical use to the mothers
by the helpful talk on "The Care of Children" given
by Dr. Delaney.
POLYTt.rUSir PREPARATORY NEWS.
The Christmas nu'nber of 'The Poly Prep" came
©ut on time. Friday, and was voted by the school
a saoOBSB. Th»- dsrtstSSSSl stories are by Lawrence
Cameron Hull. jr.. Albert Itowden King and Ed
win Loui* Stoibtr. Two poems. "Christmas Eve. "
by R. T. M.. and "The Christmas Sun." by Charles
Highland McCarty. attracted favorable comment.
The c./ver designed by Louis Thompson Hunt, of
the senior cla»s. is printed In colors.
Perry Uavid Bogue. of the senior class, has been
elected manager of the track team.
During the Illness of Stanley Herbert McGahle
the basket ball team will be under the manage
ment of Arthur Lincoln Kearsing.
The hockey team is to have regular practice on
the Ice Monday and Thursday afternoons
On Thursday George \V. Cummlngs, Jr.. '00 who
is now studying at the Ne*-York Law School,
made a visit to the school. Samuel Russell Bogue,
'B*. who Is now in the sophomore class at Yale and
Edward Wheeler Hall, of '88, now studying at
Hobart College, aiso made welcome visits. On
Friday morHnp William Frederick Lalnt. of the
class of '00. now studying at Williams College, and
Raymond Rogers Neilson. now at Washington D
C., preparing lor Annapolis, were present at speech
By action of the corporation prises have been
offered for competition in oratory, debate English
prose composition. English poetry, translation
from foreign languages and drawing. The first of
the contests for the year, that in oratory, took
place on Friday evening.
TBIXKS IT WAS PTOMAIXE POJSOX.
Patrick Boyce, a stonecutter, of No. «7 Essex-st.,
Brooklyn, died early yesterday morning after a night
of suffering, „ caused, It Is thought, by ptomaine
poison. He complained of pain on Friday night
and told Dr. Francis I. Miller that he had taken a
cup of chocolate at supper. The chocolate will
be examined In the laboratory of the Board of
Health. It is thought by the police and by Mrs
Boyc* that he-art disease mas the cause of death
Moreover several of his children drank more of
the chocolate than he did. an.l showed no 111 effects
vesterd«y. Dr. Miller declared that Uoyce'a d*ath
tad unquestionably been due to ptomaine poison
to* He had learned, however, that BoycVh4.il
•stea several thing, In a saloon In Manhattan on
Friday and thought that they and not the choco
•**• might have developed the poison. . *-" uto
GOSSIP t)F THE BOROUGH.
A little incident caused some amusement the
other evening at a meeting of the Manufacturers 1
Association, at its rooms, in Montague-st. That Is.
the Incident was amusing to everybody but the
victim of the Joke. A report of the Committee on
Water Supply had been presented, and Charles N.
Chadwick, its chairman, was urging its adoption.
He spoke forcibly about the pollution of water In
Brooklyn, and then, rising to a higher flight in ora
tory, endeavored to drive his argument home in
Suppose the president of this association. Ludwlg
Nlssen. were to leave the room, and in his absence
some one should put arsenic in that Pitcher of
water Suppose that on his return he snould be
on the point of drlking from the pitcher, what
would you do. what would anybody do?
"Let him drink It," promptly shouted a joker.
The members were convulse! with merriment. Mr.
Nlssen's countenance, however, was a study for a
moment at the thought that anybody should wish
to cut him oft in hlB prime. -
After the laughter had subsided Mr. Chadwick
exclaimed: "That is exactly the position of the city
THE OFFENDING APARTMENT HOUSE AND MR. CHANDLERS RESENTING EX
CLINTON- AYE., LOOKING NORTH FROM GATES- AYE.
Showing: the wide lawn borders of the sidewalk and the inclosed gardens.
authorities. They know the people of Brooklyn
are drinking poisoned water, and they let them
drink it, without any interference on their part."
A few days ago a man from Long Island City
went to Brooklyn and walked into one of the big
restaurants. The waiter handed him a menu card
and asked him what he would have. The man
from Long Island City was not accustomed to
menus, so, after looking at the card for a minute,
he turned to the waiter and exclaimed:
"Well, I guess about half of it '11 do me!"
The bright weather, the strings of holly and the
holiday crowds have made the streets of Brooklyn
look gay during the. last week. Along Fulton-st.
at almost every corner there is a pile of cedar
boughs and laurel leaves. Holly, with its red ber
ries and bright green leaves. Is unusually popular,
and is being sold by any number of people. One of
these impromptu merchants put a little placard
over his stock, on which was scrawled in some
Long Island dialect, "Holly Riths." A little below
him was a competitor whose placard res*d "Holley!
It was in a stationery store one day last week— a
store that is one of the relics of the days when
the merchants stuck closely to one line of business.
The proprietor was on his knees, coins through a
collection of colored tissue paper, while a fussy
woman hesiteted as to just what shade she wanted.
Finally the customer selected two sheets, had them
wrapped up, and, after leavinp two cents with the
storekeeper, WVUt away. The next customer stepped
up and asked for some wrapping paper. "I need It
to send away some Christmas presents." was the
explanation. Six sheet;; were counted out, for which
five cents was paid.
"That's the way it's been all day," said the store
keeper, with a sigh. "People been coming in all
day and buying two and three and five cents' worth
of string and paper. Yes, and I used to have a
good business here. too. Hut It's all gone— all
gone." The man heaved another Pißh. "People
buy all their presents in the department stores, and
only come here for odds and ends."
A Brooklynite had an unpleasant experience yes
terday In learning how rigid the express companies
are in enforcing the agreement whereby certain
companies handle the matter from certain terri
tories to certain territories exclusively. Their rules
forbid them to accept express matter for points
which under the agreement are covered by other
companies. The Brooklynite was hurrying to get
away a Christmas package, which was going to
Cape Cod. Hearing that the company would
forward packages to the desired point, he went to
the main office, near the river.
"We can't take packages for that point." said
the clerk. "Yes, we carry express on the railroad
running down there, but you will have to take
matter for this point to the company."
So the Brooklynite toiled wearily back for half
a mile. The clerk in the company, after
learnedly consulting several guides and schedules,
declared loftily that the package would not be
carried by his company.
"We do not pick up for that point in Brooklyn,"
he said. "If you want to send that you will have
to go to the company," naming the one from
which the Brooklynite had Just come. The clerk
said this with a crushing air. Intimating that the
Brooklynite ought to have known better than to
bother him In that way. He finally admitted that
his company did carry packages to the Cape Cod
town from other points, but the Joint agreement
forbade their taking Brooklyn business. Finally
the Brooklynite got his package accepted at a
branch office of the company which he had first
A RING FOR COMMISSIONER GUILFOYLE.
John Guilfoyle. Buildings Commissioner, yesterday
received *. handsome ring, set with diamonds and
emeralds, which is said to have cost $300 The rine
was paid for by and is a present from the em
ployes In his department.
ORDERS HER REMOVED FROM THE ASYLUM
Justice Maddox. In the Supreme Court, Brooklyn,
yesterday., decided that. Mrs. Martha A. Barlow
should be removed from the asylum at Amltyvllle,
Long. lsland, and placed In a boarding house In
Brooklyn. The Justice said he had conversed with
Mrs Barlow, and that he proposed to accede to her
wishr*. The question came up on an ad Journal
hearing of a motion for the removal of MrV Bar
home in BrooUjra to Urn utylum.
NEW- YORK DAILY TRIBUNE. SUNDAY. DECEMBER jg. J^
VACCINATED BY FORCE.
POLICE THREATEN WITH CLUBS COL
ORED men WHO REFUSE to
BARE THEIR ARMS.
The colored colony in and about Gwlnnett-st..
Brooklyn, was visited by a corps of doctors from
the Health Department on Friday night and obliged
to submit to vaccination. Fifteen doctors vac
cinated over three hundred men. women and chil
dren and were protected by a force of policemen
Health Department recently that there was con
siderable sickness among the co or * d 1 H a irt!
district covered by the doctors lies between Ham
son and Marcy ayes. and Gwlnnett » nd n u 4' l i lt " n
The colored folks were taken by .*. *" r P^' ™ n
many Instances bolted and barricaded the doors of
their homes, which had to be forced by the police
Some of the negroes would not bare their arms
until threatened with a club. Others declared that
the invasion of their homes w%s a violation of law.
and threatened to sue the city for damages.
THE MAYOR TO CIYE A HEARING.
BROOKLYN MEN WILL DISCUBS BEFORE HIM
WATS OF WARDING OFF A WATER FAMINE.
A request was forwarded to Mayor Van Wyck by
J. Hampiien Dougherty, chairman of the commit
tee appointed by the Manufacturers' Association
and the Brooklyn League to see whether measures
cannot be taken to ward off any possibility of a
water famine, that he set a date early next week If
possible for hearing the petitions of the committee
and friends. Mr. Dougherty has received a reply
from Alfred M. Downes, the Mayor's secretary, to
the effect that the Mayor will be at his office on
Thursday morning at 11 o'clock, when he will hear
all who desire to be heard on the subject.
FIREHOUSE IN EEA CLIFF NEARLY GOES UP IN
Sea Cliff. Long Island. Dec. 22 (Special).— The fine
flrehouse which was erected here three years ago
at a cost of several thousand dollars came near
going up in smoke on Thursday night. Some of the
members had spent the evening in the hook and
ladder side of the house. They had been smoking
and had used a box filled with sawdust for a cus
pidor. Before leaving some one carelessly threw a
cigar butt into the box. Next morning when the
Janitor went In to attend to the furnace he found
the box in the basement. It had smouldered all
night, burning a hole in the floor and dropping
through. Only the fact that the building was tight
ofat°^rSo?.t^n. ll t,t ,o rmMr n M "° dra " ° CUrrent
worth bb o U f" v'-?l«,w ntaln!l Several thousand dollars'
n«ed h up°an V a f u rn I .shX aratUß - and '" at ™tively
CHRISTMAB AT OYSTER BAY.
THE GOVERNOR TO IRSUR AN ADD R ESa AT
CHRIST CHURCH'S FESTIVITIES.
The churches at Oyster Bay are all busy pre
paring for Christmas. As usual Christ Churrh
leads the scries of festivities, holding its Sunday
school entertainment on Christmas Eve For a
great many years the young people of the congre
gation have entered gladly Into the work of deco
raUng the church. The emblem which the eyes of
AX OVERFLOW CHRISTMAS! TREE.
Mrs. Frank Sittig. president of the Sittlg Brook
l>n Christmas Tree, said yesterday:
no^^ugh'Vor^SriThaVhalf 0^ 0^ that * havG
Poor children. I carnot send them H f i° r u th< '
money to pay for more toys-more d£n« i £ aye
the Park Theatre fie overflow nOO«l at
w^un^^r^^n^ressed-the sewing ma< hlnM
SURPRISED AT SCHRENK S IXDICTMEXT
David Schrenk. who shot and killed Georre
facto ' * re "° w workman ¦» the Sohmer pZZ
fu£ M at ABt ° laSt w< * ek - wa » arraigned before
Judge Moore, in Lonqr Island City, yesterday The
indictment found by the Grand Jury against
BROOKLYN SOCIAL WORLD.
Mrs William R. Adams, of No. 1.327 Faciflc-st.,
on Tuesday afternoon Introduced her daughter.
Miss Ci:ira B. Adams, a Packer graduate of last
June. In the receiving party were Miss Ada . L.
Adams, htlss Isabella Atterbury, Miss fcdna
Canton! Miss Julia Sherman, Miss Al trie Sloun,
Miss Julia Ketcham and Miss Adele Bun.
Mrs. John E. Tousey. of No. 250 Henry-st., gave
a reception on Wednesday to Introduce her young
est daughter. Miss Louise Tousey. The drawing
room was decorated with pink roses, the library
with various colored flowers and the dining room
with holly and red carnations. All the table i ap
pointments were in red. with a large centrepiece
of enrnations. In the receiving party were Miss
Elizabeth Tousey. Miss Grace , Knowlton, Miss
Adds 8011, Mlxs Mollle Maxwell Miss 1
Tarto Miss Jessie C. Moore, Miss Helen Benedict
of Manhattan; Miss I.uohen Hewitt, Miss Jessie
Neergaard and Miss Mary Colton.
At the reception given on Monday evening by
Dr. and Mrs. John E. Sheppard at their home.
No. 108 Pierrepont-st., the decorations were mainly
of Christmas greens. The centrepiece on the table
was composed of white roses. Mrs. Sheppard was
assisted in receiving by Mrs. P. Howard Worth.
Mrs. Maud B. Carey, Mrs. Charles Hester. Miss N
Mary Cropsey. Miss Nellie Dunn and Miss Alice i
A holiday dance will be given on Friday evening
by the commandant and officers of the Brooklyn
Navy Yard. In Gliding No. 23. A large attendance
is looked for. as invitations to the affair will be
extended to friends of the officers both In Brooklynl
and Manhattan. On the day of the dance the 1
afternoon hop will be omitted.
Mrs Frits Achelis, of No. 86 Pierrepont-st., on
Friday evening. January 4, will give a cotillon for
her daughters. Miss Margaret Achelis and Miss
The first of the dances of the Perpetuum Mobile
Club, composed of well known young people of
Brooklyn, will be held on Friday evening, January
4, at the Plerrepont Assembly Rooms. Two subse
quent dances will be given at the Pouch Gallery.
Among the patronesses are Mrs. Edward M. Grout,
Mrs. William J. Carr, Mrs. Julian D. Fairchild.
Mrs. James Kirwln and Mrs. Henry Sanger Snow.
The wedding of Miss Jane K. Salisbury, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Romeyn Sallsbux.-, of No. 396
Washlngton-ave., and Harold W. Chapman, son of
Mrs. Maria B. Chapman, of No. 95 Pierrepont-st.,
was celebrated on Tueiday evening at the home
of the bride's parents. Miss Sallle Hodges attend
ed the bride as maid of honor, and the bridesmaids
were Miss Ellen L. Mairs and Miss Helen Nesmlth.
The best man was Marvin A. Chapman, and the
ushers were Albert T. Salisbury, J. Howard
Rhoades and Walter .rate.
Announcement has been made of the engagement
of Miss Julia A. Wood, only daughter of Mrs. E.
A. Wood, of No. 273 Unlon-st., and Edgar D. Pouch,
son of Mrs. Alfred J. Pouch, of No. -U5 Greene
ave. Miss Wood is well known In the younger set.
The engagement of Miss Emily Sackman, daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Washington Sackman, of
Elghty-thlrd-st.. Dyker Heights, arf George Ris,
son of M»-s. John Rls, of Seventy-sJ^enth-st., Bay
Ridge, has been announced.
The wedding of Miss Evelyn Haigh, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. William F. Haigh, of No. 180 South
Oxford-st., and Raymond N. Kellogg, of Holyoke.
Mass., will be solemnized on Wednesday evening
In St. Luke's Church. After the ceremony there
¦will b© a reception at the bride's heme.
Announcement has been made of the engagement
of Miss Maude E. Goodwin, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. G. Ray Goodwin, of No. 317 Hancock-st., and
George F. Dobson, jr., son of George P. Dobson.
of No. 137 Remsen-st.
There will be a subscription dance on Monday
evening, January 31, at the Dyker Heights Club
The engagement of Dr. Alexander S. Clarke, for
merly of Remsen-st. and in recent years a prom
inent physician in Paris, and Mrs. William F. Bur
den, was announced last week.
A reception and dance will be given on Friday
evening by the non-commissioned officers of Com
pany G, 23d Regiment. About a thousand invita
tions have been sent out. and the squad room will
be handsomely decorated for the occasion.
Interest has been shown in the concert which th«
Musical Clubs of Cornell University will give in
Memorial Hall on Friday evening. The student mu
sicians will be entertained with a dance afterward
at the Pouch Gallery. Their entertainment while
in the city will be looked after by prominent mem
bers of the alumni. The patronesses of the dance
are: Mrs. Francis O. Afield. Mrs. Charles G. Att
wood. Mrs. Nathan T. Beers. Mrs. Timothy L.
Woodruff. Mrs. Jesse C. Woodhull, Mrs. Jonathan
Bulkley, Mrs. Edward Burns, Mrs. John W. Chap
man, Mrs. Herbert W. Cowing. Mrs. Frederick S.
Cowperthwait, Mrs. Horace E. Dresser. Mrs. Julian
D. Falrchlld, Mrs. Lewis W. Francis, Mrs. Thomas
F. Goodrich. Mrs. J. W. Gould. Mrs. William H.
Harkness, Mrs. Alfred E. Hinrichs. Mrs. Horace
Hardy. Mrs. Charles W. Ide. Mrs. John E Leech,
Mrs. Charles Mallory, Mrs. Henry R. Mallory, Mrs
S. D. McConnell. Mrs. D. P. Morse. Mrs. Frederick
W. Moss, Mrs. William McCarroll. Mrs. James H.
Oliphant. Mrs. William C. Pate, Mrs. William I. H.
Pratt, Mrs. Garret P. Serviss and Mrs. Walter L.
Tyler. The members of the committee in charge
of the dance are Francis O. Affeld, jr.. Charles 11.
Blair, William F. Atkinson, Juan Almirall, Allen
Cowperthwait and Joseph A. McCarroll.
The wedding of Miss Edith H. Cornell, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. O. H. P. Cornell, and D. O. Deehert,
a young lawyer of Harrisonburg. Va.. was cele
brated on Thursday evening at the home of the
bride's parents. No. 126 Lincoln Place. Miss Mamie
Cornell, sister of the, bride, was her maid of henor.
The best man was Dr. Frank B. Olhausen, of Har
risonburg, Va., and the ushers were James Cornell,
brother of the bride, and John F. Lewis. Among
the guests at the wedding were ex-Governor and
Mrs. Al«nzo B. £ornell. Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Good
speed. Jr., Miss xTharlotte Richardson and Mr. and
Mrs. Henry Rowlands.
A COMING WEDDING.
Sea Cliff. Long Island, Dec. 22 (Special!.— The mar
riage of Miss Jessie Carpenter, youngest daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Carpenter, of Sea Cliff,
to Chester A. Conklin, of the same place. Is an
nounced to take place early In January.
ORDERED TO TEAR DO\Y\ SPITE FE\CES.
LAW DEPARTMENT HOLDS THAT FIRE MARSHAL
HAS RIGHT TO TAKE AN AXE TO THEM.
Regarding the right of Kire Marshal Brymer to
order down fenceH composed of frame or wood
more than ten feet In- height. Assistant Corporation
Counsel Callahan yesterday gave an opinion In
the affirmative. He snld the right of the Firo Mar
shal to remove obstructions) of any character
which might Interfere with the work of the Firo
Department, or which might conduce to the spread
of llres, wus of so strong a character that that of
ficial might, if he saw fit, order the removal of a
h.gh fence forthwith or take an axo and knock it
Yesterday Fire Marshal Rrymer sent a notice d>
the owners of two suite fences in First Pisss.
Brooklyn, to the effect that unless they were
removed within five days the matter would be
taken into the courts. Mr. Rrymer said that
Fire Commissioner Tully was disposed to go .slow,
and had Instructed him to give the people who had
erected these obstructions plenty of time to cess
ply with the law. There was no wish to annoy any
one. but people should understand that the Fire
IVp'artment might knock down the fences hlKhar
than ton feet at any time. It made no difference
whether the high fences were spite fences i
not. Where they were constructed of wood they
endangered adjoining property and must come
down Where they were made of Iron they were
rot objectionable, because they offered a barrier to
the extension of flres occurring on either side.
TO BE OR DA IX ED J.V THE CATHEDRAL.
Garden City, Long Island. Dec. 23 (Special).—Or
dination services will be held In the Cathedral of
the Incarnation to-morrow. Bishop A. N. Little-
John, of the Long Island Episcopal Diocese, wlil
elevate to the priesthood two candidates and also
ordain two deacons.
Bishop Llttlejohn will preach the sermon. He
will be assisted in the services by the Rev. Wilmer
P Bird, the precentor of the Cathedral, and Dean
Samuel Cox. of the Cathedral Corporation. The
candidates for the priesthood are the Rev. Horace
R. Frll, who is at present attached to the Church
of l)M Nativity, at Mlneola, Long Island, and the
Rev. Howard Key Barto. the curate of Christ's
Church, at Rye. N. Y. The deacons are Thomas
T Swift, of Brooklyn, and Albert W. Htnds, of
Sea Cliff, Long Island. Neither has yet been as
signed to any church.
i RACK FOR CHILDREWS HOOKS.
Sea Cliff, Long Island. Dec. 21 (Special).— The
Library Board at Its meeting on Friday evening
received from Mrs. K. I. Keill a proposal to fur
'nlsh for the reading room a rack containing chil
dren* ¦ books and magazines. Mrs. Rellly la am-
loua that the age limit be removed.- and .that chil
dren of all ukoh who are willing to b« quiet and
orderly bo roacl« welcome. " Her offer was accepted
and a committee appointed to draw up rules gov
erning the conduct of visitors to the library. Mrs
Kellly has also offered a prize of a 15 gold piece
for the bent eHßay on the works- of J. Fenlmore
Cooper written by a pupil of the village school.
The Library Board will act as a committee on
award. George W. Collord and Mrs. Coles A Car
penter were added to the committee on new books,
and the committee was Instructed to purchase the
list of books which has been approved by the State
Library authorities, without delay. •
THEIR SERVICE NEARIXG A CLOSE.
COLONEL, AND MAJOR EDDY WILL RETIRE
FROM THE 47TH REGIMENT IN WOl.
Colonel John G. Eddy, who has been recommend
ed for a brevet brigadier-general's commission by
Brigadier-General James McLeer, Is the commai.d
intt officer of the 47th Regiment, the only National
Guard organisation In the Eastern District. He
has served In this regiment with distinction for
twenty-five years, and has already received his
long service medal. He went out with the regl-
COLONEL JOHN G. EDDY.
Forty-seventh Regiment, to be commissioned brevet
Brigadier-General for twenty-hve years' service
in the Guard.
ment when it enlisted in the United States service
at the time of the Spanish war and commanded
It during Its stay at Fort Adams, and through a
portion of its service in Porto Rico. On account of
pressure of business duties he then resigned.
When the regiment returned to the National
Guard, however. Colonel Eddy was again placed in
charge, and to him is due the credit of reor
ganizing the regiment and putting It on a sound
Although Colonel Eddy will not say just when he
Intends to retire from the National Guard. It is
MAJOR WTLLIAM H. EDDY.
Forty-seventh Regiment, to be recommended for
commission as brevet Lieutenant-Colonel for
twenty-five years' service in the Guard.
understood that he will ask to be placed on the re
tired list some time within the early part of the
Major W. H. Eddy, the senior major of the regi
ment, is a brother of Colonel Eddy. He also has
served for twenty-five years, and It is under
stood that he will be made a brevet lieutenant
colonel. It is his intention to retire some time
within the year 1901. He was unable to enlist in
the volunteer service, as in the absence of his
brother he was obliged to remain In Brooklyn to
look after the business In which both are inter
Colonel Eddy and Major Eddy are partners in the
firm of George M. Eddy & Co. manufacturers of
tape measures at No. 351 Classon-ave., Brooklyn.
MACHINERY PULLS OUT HER HAIR.
Sarah Jacobs, nineteen years old, an employe of
the Gotham Siik Mills at Astoria. Long Island, is
in St. John's Hospital. Long Island City, suffering
from a severe scalp wound. While at work in the
mill on Friday her hair was caught in the ma
chinery, and before she could be rescued a quantity
of It was pulled out. She will be In the hospital
for some days.
BOY A'f.V OVER BY A TRUCK DIES.
Thomas Ball, the eight-year-old son of ex-As
semblyman H^nry A. Ball, who was run over by a
brewery truck on Friday afternoon, died yesterday
at his home, No. 308 Albany-aye., Brooklyn. The
boy w:«s playing at Kingston and Atlantic ayes.
when he was knocked down by the w< g. n and
received internal injuries. The driver of the wagon
was arrested last night. He is William O. Hilling
thirty-tfve years old. of No. 173 South Elliott Place.
THE MILE MARKET STILL LIVELY.
RECENT WARS HAVE BROUGHT SMALL. FORTUNES
From The Chicago Record.
The wars of the last lew years have made the
livestock market of New-Orleans a lively one, and
small fortunes have been made by those who' "got
in on the ground floor." This city Is the natural
distributing point for Cuba and Porto Rico and the
Transvaal, and besides, the American animal has
field qualities found In the horse and mule of no
Hardly had the boom of cannon of the Spanish-
American war died away when the Boers put on
their lighting garments to take Issue with the Ens
lish. Both of these conflicts required mules, and the
animal was as necessary as powder and shot The
lirst war did much to exhaust the "visible supply"
of mules, and when Tommy Atkins repeated the
cry of a noted officeholder of England who was
alleged to have offered the little Island for a
horse, the market price of the mule seemed to in
dicate that Kin* Richard was not such an extrava
gant fellow ;!ur all.
It Is hard to classify- the mule, but the largest
which are. of course, the most valuable, are called
the "sugar" mules, deriving their name from the
fact that they are well adapted. to haul the huge
wagons that are used on the plantations of Louis
tuna. To be classified as a sugar mule the animal
must be from 15^ hands high to IS hands and 1
Inch, and must weigh from 1.000 to. 1.400 pounds
Before the late wars the price of the sugar mule
was from $100 to $165. but to-day the price ranges
from $165 to $22». and frequently an extraordinarily
fine pair of mules sell for as high as $550
The sugar mule Is bred in .Tennessee, Kentucky
Missouri. Illinois. Kansas and Indiana, as are all
of the mules that are sold by the New-Orleans
Although the price of all kinds of horses and
mules were sent skyward by the two wars referred
to. the armies used only cue class of animals the
"cotton" mule, or the animal that Is used by the
cotton planter of the South. Ploughing requires a
small mule, and up to a few years ago that grade
had no other field of usefulness than the cotton
patch. The cotton mule Is from 13 to 15 hand*
high, and his weight is from 600 to 900 pounds
There has been a dearth of the cotton mute
during the last few seasons, and the Southern
planter has suffered considerably. The only animal
that could be purchased was the sugar mule ami
cotton would have to bring 12 cents a pound to al
low such an Investment. The small mule had to
be replaced by a mongrel breed of the Western
horse, a wild and untutored equine savage which
proved to be a poor substitute for th« sturdy little
animal that was kicking up his heels to the tram a
of martial music and the roll of musketry In dis
tant lands. Besides, the price of the mustang kent
pace with the staple article of animal flesh and the
unruly pony, fresh from the Western plains which
once sold for «0 a head in carload lots, was quoted
at and the aucply was a limited one. even at
that price. -••?¦¦•
The wars did not affect the price of ' driving
A piano of known reliability and anqrieatleßM I
reputation costs but little more than the -
known kinds, offered and advertised as r-rtZl
barsains. Brea -
has stood the test of -time. It Is best Jndg»t3 v
what others say. not what we say There's ov*^
0,000 in use in Brooklyn's best homes. : |
In upright form are simply grand pianos la tos» I
touch, volume, resonance, repeating Qua!!"'-"
etc.. yet they are upright. -¦••*»,
Our smallest Baby Grand has the tone tiqbl.
and quality of the '•Old Fashioned Bis
Grands." It's the result of experience and ej!
A collection of special Sterlings made for ti»
holiday trade. Original creations that will not
be duplicated. A slight advance in pries far
extra labor and selected material.
Bae Fulton St., Brooklyn.
(Open Every Kienln; In 111 Xaaaa.t
horses, but there has been a marked increase far
good roadsters during the last few years. This
may be attributed to the building of asphalt itissti
throughout the city. New-Orleans now has sixty
miles of excellent roadways, and simultaneous^
with the completion of the paving of • ".,rrollto»:
ave. and the West End Road there were establish
several of the finest stables in the country • ¦,
THREE MEM SUBDUE A U S ATW.
BELIEVED TO HAVE STARTED A FIRET TO BCW
IP THE EARTH.
Louis Rumpel. an alleged firebug, nineteen yesn
old. of No. 336 Centr<»l-ave., Brooklyn, was >;ach %
lively prisoner yesterday in the Butler-3t. court that
It required three policemen to subdue him. He was
arrested or. Friday afternoon in Michael Grtfßn'3
saloon, at No 75 Atlantic-aye. The bartender,
Michael Joyce, hea.d an explosion about ?, o'clock
in the back room, and on running in found Rum
pel dancing around a fire which the latter is sap
posed to have kindled. Rumpel aske! Joyce to
Join him in a fire dance, but the bartender instead
threw him into the barroom and extinguished tie
When Policeman O'Connell had been summoned
Rumpel declared he would not be taken to the
lockup alive; that he wa<* one of the Lord* Tweive
Apostles, and that he came on earth to .~et fire to
It. At the station house he tore off most of his
clothes. In the Butler-st. court yesterday Magis
trate Brenner tried to read the complaint, but the
prisoner would not listen to him.
"You are charged with attempting to set fire to
a house." said the Magistrate.
"What the do I care?" replied Rumpel.
"Why did you do it?""
"God commanded me."
"I'll set this case over till th<» 2Sth inst .." de
cided Magistrate Brenner, "and in the mean time
I will have you examined as to your s.inity."
"No. you don't." shouted the prisoner. "Don't
you put this case off at all. It must go on right
away, and you mu^t give me money."
Rumpel then pulled away a: the bench so hard
that it threatened to fall over, and three officers
had their hands full in landing him in a cell. He
had kept up a running fire of curses and throwii
his hat at a lawyer.
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