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lUr TH& SUN, WEDNESDAY. SEPTEMBER 12, 1801 .
! Ml LIED ABOUT SPANKINGS. lMi xKvonttAionr nrxunn coxtra- i I riff irr rnsrtm. fcgn I i JK' f Thr " rnnlrailUt the ttiwWd rigitre 2r 'r I 0 I """ n"4 nrrn '"'"i- rro. )' 8;'5e1 !l ewtloa- 1tr Ttlmor itim rorwter ! J J laifj II ! resale la (ha Kinases. 4 Fatme of 1 I? MfSV Uf "'" Rrokn,"r Tho C'ommtllee Will 1 isjfar lll "" la Elntrai Thta Afternoon, nail ? Vfflg jja Will ri.llhTaklne Tr.tlmoara TrUaj. f Jif j'l, Oscar Hnppe. the axtrttllr clerk nf the, El. J g ( -' mlrsi neformatorj. wa the most Important ,C I n ",-. witness at yesterday's wlim of tlie committee i I n i ! ap)mlnteet, by (lot , Flmwr to find mit the fact ffjfj L of the, charire made by ex-convlct and others j I rrly In thnlnvetlRatlnnthprcijiv:titlon put In I f'J !j 5, figure Inshore that spanking- limt Increased at ; f ; S jl a tremendous rate In Die Reformatory. The ' y, if 'Hi flfrttre were Incomplete ami confusing, ami a ig jjj people who knew nothing about It probablj o (J $ thought the record an extremely bad one. Mr. ' i S r lloppe went through the books of the Instltti' t Lsritili tlon after this tetlmony and got all the, figure. : iBai'l' He. waa questioned about them yetrelay, F flli The figure shore a very different elate of af- ' i IS !ff(i ' fairs than that f-'present-d b the proerutlon. j Is'!' I' They are given In full tieliiw llrlrflv, nnl) 5ti i ll'f 0 percent, of the inrattr hir lieeu p Inlshed In f ffj 'Jft! I . the pt five years. Of all the pron taken to L 5 1 Sail I! " hathroom In thit I me ail per cent., more ' I' ilSt'l than nne.thlril. hae been let o(T with no pun- fillip I' Ishmrnt. The total spankings In the Institution i i'i k1' krerasa leas lhan one and one-half aday, and If1 tl 1 this In a iwpulalloii of nearly l.ftOOfeloni. Ite. to O I'l jMeaghlintflgTirea fr. Hoppo's testimony went tji t j I Tar toward clearlnR away the fog that surround- tiif I ,h" m"t"'r' of "e Investigation Into 5- J I J f ,'J', rr'mn known as the January deal. I ! Jrl , ' Mr. lloppa had the facts nt his finger's 1 Jjjsj '. amds. Ills testimony was explicit and ' fefl Jfl fl ' proTed conclmlely that no Injustice was done MilS fl ' to the Iwrsons arruBwl and that sufficient pre- f 'Ulfll iijj I rautlon was taken to avoid mistakes. In addl- K "wSljE ilon to this testimony Od.Hrj an gave valuable 1, mSira N ij testimony about that Investigation. ff JwpS fi 'I All the momlng session of the committee was J ij'5 n ' devoted to listening tn the testlmon of former f if Ijji ''i lnmatea of the Institution who feel grateful to- I E -m"! i ward Superintendent Ilrockway and the lle- it If ' ' formatory and who protest against the desperate SB it attempt that Is lieing made to ruin It. They 7 In ! i took the chance of having their former rais- V l if J ' deeds recalled and exaggeratetl by the unscru- t m x l! puliius newspaper that Is back of the prosecu- I, iffl il ill! Uon. , I.tnkn Green was called first. He was paroled In I June. He had volunteered as a witness because Jie believed that the Institution had made a man ' , ofhlni. and that the attacks upon It were tin- ustflable. He liked Mr. ilrockway and the of ficials because they had treated him with kind jiess. Green testified first to his reception at the Reformatory and his first Interview with Mr. lrockway. The Superintendent talked kindly ' to him and explained the methods In the Insti tution and the chances he had of regaining his i liberty by good behavior. Green said that dur- i ing his confinement he wasondutyontheguard room floor, where Mr. Ilrockway Interviewed In ynates who had complaints to make. These In terviews take place every evening. Green said that on an average forty-die Inmates saw the (Miperlntendent every night. Their complaints Vere of all sorts. "What was Mr. Brnekwar's manner toward I these Inmates who came to make complaints?" Risked Mr. Stanchfleld. "He always treated them kindly so far as I saw and heard," reptied Green. " He would ask I them what their trouble was. and would enoour- fcgethezn. If a man was In a red suit he would , ask him when he waa going to earn his way out, , and would tell him to keep on trying." . Q. Iu these Interviews did you ever see Mr. TBrookway strike an Inmate? A. I never did, I Sir. ; Q.-DId he ever speak angrily to Inmates? A. I Jleneverdld. .-Did ou ever hear him use profane lan , guage? A. I never did. Kx-Judge Gilbert's cross-examination was J Short, and nothing came of It. Mr. Htanchncld called John White. White Is Mine-looking young man, and everybody was i surprised when he swore that he had been an lnmsteof the lleformalory. He was sent to Kl mlra In September. 1HU3, and stA)ed there nine teen months. Ills testimony was similar to that of Green. White he did nut earn his paroln w Ithln one year, as he might lia e done, he had no complaint to make. 11 o thought the treat- t liirnt or all the Inmntes, so fur as be had seen, had lx-eu fair. On eross-uxamlnatlon ex-Judge Gilbert asked Mm if he had ever suffered injustice in connec tlon with the investigation of complaints sgalnst him. White said he thought them wereocca flons when ho had not had the benefit of tliu doubt, but that was all. " Did you have a trade when you went there ?" frskedMr. Gilbert. " I did not," said White, "but I learned ste nography there, and am earning my living at It , While White had been testifying a tall, good looking man came Into the room. He had the appearance of a prosperous business man. He wore fashionable clothing, a high hat. and car fled a gold-trimmed cane. His correct name si as. of courHe. not given, and he testified under the name of John Hrown. He told Mr. Htanch Held that lie had leen In the Reformatory from Semember. lull?, to November, lsoa, and was released then on parole. r "llnrlng jourHay In the Reformatory what proportion of the Inmates did )ou sea every 'I saw about two-thirds of the inmates each "What will ou say as to the frequency of black eyes and bruised faces among the In mates r' "I have seen two or three black eves. They were not frequent at all. Those I did see came Trom fights. I saw no bruises that bad been in flicted In the bathroom." The other questions and answers were the same aa those asked of and given b White and 1 Green. The committee n as evidently Impressed I with the appearance of the witness. When he left the stand Mr. Dejo took him aside and ask- ed him a great many questions about the Ite- ! formatory. The next witness was tailed William Smith, lie was sent to the Reformatory in 1K8H on a Charge of burglary in the third degree. He Mrs ed the fle j ears' maximum sentence, but a good part of the time he was on parole, and was i In the employ of the Institution, where he re- ; nialned for some time after his term was out. For full year he had.had nothing at all to do with 1 the Reformatory, and was entirely without the Influence of the officers. He was a voluntary I witness. His testlmuny was to the same effect aa the others. The witness said that, so far as the fhe jears ; lie spent In the Reformatory were concerned, he i knew that the stories told of cruelties there were false. In the ups and downs of hU prison (. life, which were man), he had neser been treated unjustly. He had never known any In Il justice to be done toother Inmates, and he had I never seen a blow struck by officers of the In J , alltution At the suggestion of Mr. Deyo tli a witness was askefl what he had obstrved as i j to the general tresitraent of the Inmates by Mr, ' I Ilrockway Hereplied i v " His manner was stern, but he was fair and 1 just. I have seen him gn about the Institution I I and shops and encourage men. As a general ' ,1 thing, they were glad to see him, and he spoke jj uleatsntl). He never tailed one a name that I smith wasthen asked particularly about the jl too times h bad been paroled and hts parole l taken from him. The flrt time he came to New )j ork after iarole he got drunk ami stayed f ilrunkamonth. For that he was reduced to the ' rank of inmate aga'n. The sjcond time he'was on parole ami was working fit the institution he H went off one night and got drunk in Elrulra. a He came back to the Reformatory drunk, lie T was degradeil again. Nearly all the trouble ;j s'mltn had ever had. he said, it as due to drink. I , It was w hat led him into the scrape that lauded If him in the Reformatio I "Do you drink now J" asked Mr. Stanchfleld. 3 "I do not," said Smith. "I reformed and i Swore off bafore I left the Institution." I smith told ex Judge Ullbert lhatbeknewof A one other rase like Ills own. where the Inmate had been twice paroled and twice had forfeited if his freedom. Mr. Gilbert tried to create the it Impression by his questions that in Smith's rase H and In this other rase the parole had been for feited merely because the meuneregood work 1 men, and the Institution did not wish to lose its grip on them. He beat about the bush some lime and then asked tike question plaiul). It wma objected to because tl would open the door to an entirely new Hue of questioning. Judge .earned sustained the objection The committee got from Mult h much valuable Information after the lament got through. For Mr. Deyo, Smith described his interviews with Mr. Brockway after ha had violated his parole. "I went to the Superintendent." he said. "He said to me. ' Well, sir, you have been off on a big drunk, haven't you ?' I told him that I had. He said to me. ' You went away intending to get drunk, did you cot?' I told him I did. lie said. Well, I'm sorry, my boy. What do you want me to do with you now?' told him I didn't know. 'Well. he said. 'you had better goto jour rcll and I'll see what we can do.'" "Did he speak angrily ' asked Mi. Deto. " He did not." said Smith. " Ho seemed to be i torry for me." ' "How about th next interview V asked Mr "The next time," raid Smith. "Mr Rroikwev i sent for me and said: 'Well, smith. you have 1 Aiurated yourself again.' 1 tried to Us sut ot I r It. but Anally t confessed, and he said: I hare got to degrade you.' Mymstleium timewonld i have lieen out In few mont hs. and I asked him If lie would not let meoff this time. He said he wouldn't. You have got tostnp this' lie said. I would rather gtte yon ISOO out of mv own pocket than degrade you. Smith, but It must be done. This drinking is your fault. . nu must reform.' " , I "And have you reformed?' was asked. "Yes. sir. I have." said Smith. "Now. Smith, tell me." ssld Dr. Flint, "do yon think that it was a good thing that you were arrest rd and your parole taken from ou those tn times? 1 mean a good thing for v on reel f?" , " I do now." said Pmllhi "I think ltssthe best thing for me." , , . "Could you have stopped the use of Honor at that time without being locked up and kept away from temptation entirely?" "I could not at that time have stopped It." said Smith. .. . . .. The next msn was eslled Thomas Jones Kilo has lien nut of the Reformatory since 1NM and the Institution has had no hold on him for more than eight years. He was a voluntary, witness, like the other. The questions about black eves and bruised faces were asked of him and henn awered as the others had: he never saw anv blows etrurk, never sun- an) body kicked, and never heanl any profanity. , , Col. Claude Itrjnn. the head of (ho military organization In the Reformatory, who is next in rank to Superintendent Ilrockway. took the wit ness ihalr arter reras, and ex-Judge Gilbert be gsn to cross-examine him. Col. Bryan's direct examination was had last neck. .Mr. Gilbert liegan with questions about the roiirt martial sietem. 1 he Colonel said that he was the Judge Advocate of the court, and that there were three members besides himself. The first cases taken up by Mr. Gilbert were the January deal iaes Much time was spent over the esse of In mate Face), who, the prosecution alleged, was spunk ml until he confessed tnmiillrlty In the ileal Just to avoid further punishment. Col. llranwas very clear on the question, as Wit nesses Halpln and Sample had been. Fai ey was spanked simply becaue he was Insolent and Insubordinate and ncd the expression " I don't glveadnmn forany of ou " I Another case which oieupled a great deal of time was thai of a man named Nicholson, who i had. HkevFacer, sworn that he had lieen fright ened Into making a rnnfesslon. Col. Itrjnn swore that there had lieen no threatening of am kind in any of the rases. It was possible that some member of the court had said "Now, oil had better tell the truth alsiut this If you lto about It J on will only get deeper into the mire" Thl. he said, was the strongest language used In any Instance. He did tint think tlutt that could be construed to lie a threat. A doren other cases were taken up one after another. Toward the end Col. llryan said. "1 he Investigation In this mutter was a verv lareful one Indeed. We spent n great deal of time over "Did yon spend anv time investigating this matter In the Interest of the accused?" asked Mr. Gilbert " Wo certainly did. We did the best we could to get nt the truth. That waswhatwe wanted." "Tell inc. sir." demanded Mr. Gilbert, and he repeated the question. Cut. llryan repeated his answer. At the end of the cross-examination Dr. Flint asked the follow lug series of questions: Q. When these men went away what January was it? A. -January. 1803. Q. This Investigation Into abnormal practices was led up to by the Valentine case? A. It was. O.Do jou remember how manj men were sent off after this Investigation? A. I think about thirty: iierhaps there were more. y.- Before the Rcill) -Valentine case did ou personally know that that crime existed to the extent It did exist? A.-I did not. There had lieen an occasional case. Q. Since January, 1811.1, has a case tome to your knowledge? A.-I can recall two or three cases. tj. What has been done with those Inmates? A. They have lieen rediued In grade, and have been placed on the no double tier In the south block of cells, w here they can be under constant observation. Q. What do you mean by no double cells? A. That means that no other prisoners shall under any circumstances be put In the same cell. Q. Has, In your opinion, the clearing out of these crlmlnnls cleared tho institution of such practices ? A. It lis. to n large extent. Q. Can you remember whether In the rases since 1HH3 the accused are old inmates or new Inmates.' A. I think they are mostl new comers. Mr. Ilnpps followed Col. Brian on the stand. He Is the ihlef clerk of the Reformatory. He proceeded to demolish the statements of the prosecution that spankings have Increased at a rate greater than that of the Increase of popu lation In the Reformatory. This nllegstlnn has been one of the chief charges on which the de mand for Mr. Brockway's removal has been made. Mr. Hoppe's figures show ed that In 188K the percentage of average daily spankings to the average daily population was .078. The popu lation waa 1,070. In 1M1I0 the figures vvere.U'll; population, 1,100. In 1801 the figures were. 182; population, 1,'JOJ. In lair.' the figures were. 1S2; population, 1.31)7, and in 1803 the figures were ,l'J7: population 1.-470. The number of spank lugs In these ) ears were: In 1880. 201: In 1800, 480; In 1801. 325: In 1802. 021, and in 180.1.081. T he committee did not understand how Mr. Huppe arrived nt his dally figures, and he ex plained thul In 1800 the average spanking was one and a fraction In a thousand aday. In 1801 it was uue and a smaller fraction n thousand. It was the same in 1802. and In 1803 was ono and a Uttlc larger fraction In a thousand. In the live years the ttguree had varied nnl) five one thousandths. Mr. Hoppe swore that in the five years 1,1 30 Inmates were spanked, nn average of 2 JO a car, or a twentieth of one per cent, a day to the average dally population. The total number of w rltten warnings the superintendent had sent these Inmates In the same time was 18.003. Of the 1.130 Inmates spanked, 047 were spanked three times or less, or 82.2 per rent. Of these 580 were spanked only once. Two hun dred and forty were spanked twice, 137 were Bpankcd three times. During this period the total number of different Inmates was :i.t27. Gf the total number of Inmates who deserved spanking 2,772 responded to admonition and saved themselves. Of the cases where persons were taken to the bathroom to be spanked 1,008 were admonished and got no spanking. Tht Is .10 per cent, of all who were taken to the bath room. After giving these figures Mr. Stanchfleld asked Hoppe questions about the January deal Investigation. Hoppe said that he took notes of all the evidence that was given and afterward gave them to the superintendent. The report of the findings of the Investigating committee was made verbally. Hoppe told In great detail of every step that was taVen by thetrrommlt tee to ascertain the truth. Kacli step was taken under the advtie of Mr. Brockway, whose In structions were most explicit in the matter of securing absolute fairness. " There w ere eights five charges made," said Mr. Hoppe. "Of the accused slxty-four were found guilty. Of this number forty-eight confessed their guilt and sixteen were renvlcted after denials." Nearly all the rest of the afternoon session was taken up with these cases. It was pruixisrd that Mr. Hoppe's cross-examination liouid pi nn this morning. It waa to be finished in time to enable the committee to take an earl) train for Elrulra this afternoon. The committee will meet at the Reformatory at 0 o'clock, and It is promised that all the testimon) villi he in by Friday night. Mr. Gilbert msdc a strong protest against gn. ing to Klmlra to-day. lie said he louldnnt stand the strain of so much work, lie hail promised last week that he would pot ask for further delay, and Mr. Irvin and Mr. i Stanchfleld on that promise had put niT numerous engagements and they protected against delay. Mr. Stanihficld remarked I finall) that he didn't rare to have the Refnrma- ' tor) made a football for a political r,iiunigii, ' as wns evidently desired h) some persons, i Judge Gilbert said that there was no ixilitUs in f it. Mr. Stanchfleld said! " rerhaps.Juilk'e, vnu are for pay the lutux ent victim of oiherV' Tho ' committee smiled at that Judge Gllbm said. "Well, sir, 1 insist that tills tase go over until Tuesday next at 10 o'clock," "The committee certainly thought that we were to go on all of this week." said Judge Learned, "and It wishes to do that. We do not see that the reasons given for delay are suffi cient. We w ill go to Klmlra." Aerused of FeraoaatlaK m I'ollreaiaB, The youug man arraigned in the Kssex Market Police Court on Saturday under the name of "John Doe," and who was then remanded on a charge of personating an officer, turns out to be Gustavus A Beyers, I years old, of 107 Floyd street, Brooklyn. His relations am said to be wealthy. The complainant against him is Birdie King, 21 )ears old, who says she Is a clcarmaker, and lives at 120 Clinton street. According to her storv Br) era accosted heron 1-ourteeiuU street nn Frida) night and then threatened losrrwt her unless she paid hini 4lo, IrMerda) the prisoner was again arraigued, and Justice Slmms held him In s 1.000 for the G rami Jury. lituauaU Blrhardsea'e Ileal Estate, Argument was heard by Surrogate Fitzgerald eeterda) upon an application made byrx-Sur-rogate Ransom and Lawyer Charles II Beckett, representing Violet J, Kram and other heirs of the late Henjamln Richardson, the millionaire, foranordei to leetram William C Washburn and Krama Ruhardsuu. as executor of the es tate, from selling at public auction alargequan tit) of real estate. It said, in auiinorl of the motion, that there waa pending before sur rogate Arnold a motion for the remotalof the executor upon rbarges of mismanagement, and also that, in the present condition of the real es tate market, the property would not bring its full value If sold at auction. Decision was reserved. Alssoat ratals Wktea lis UearJ U Waa a Murderer, Mrs. John Ryan, who was burned by the tx plosion of a lamp thrown at her by her husband at their home on Spuyten Du)vll road on the light of sept 2. died of her Injuries on Monda) Rauwas arraigned before Police Justice Dlv i,'riu.,lie Morrisaula Police Court yesterda) He did not know of his wife's death, and almost faiuled when the Justice informed him. He waa remanded without luU for examination before the Coroner, j .tttaW iiwi tJ A syi lsssafc 1 r KILLING BY TIIK TROLLEY. IT t .f.W.TWK. XAXttr.AVatlTF.tt, .r. .ivnar. t.tvrtxcoiT, I II laalrwel Ike Oi-a4 .fury In laalrt Xea Herat Melnr Mea-ll Mnet Also Turkic the Mneatlna of .Jersey City' Water. j The September term of the Hudson county I courts opened jestcrday In the Court House In Jersev City. Justice Mpplncott and Judges ' Hudspeth. Kenny, and Hoffman were on the bench, nnd there was an unusually large attend ance of lawyers. Justice LlprdncoU, In his charge to the Grand Jury, devoted special at tention to three subjects and hl remarks gave rise to considerable comment. In opening he aid' "I amcninlnllcd to conclude that crimes of a, violent character are Increasing In this county. Homicide have Increased of late, rapidly in creased: wife murder hs.s been frequent, and other forms of personat violence do not scent to s lsle. The protection of, and the entire safety of, the person nre essentially necessary to tho preservation of society nnd good government, and anr violation of these rights of the person should lie met with prompt action at your hands, and with swift and unrelenting punishment." After speaking of tho persistent violation of the law In regard to selling liquor on Sunday, Justice t.lpplncntt called attention to tliefre queue) of fatal accidents on the trolley lines. Charles II, Thurston, foreman of the Grand Jurj, who Is n director In the Consolidated Traitlon Compali). listened to this part of the charge verv attentively. Justice Mpplncott said "There Is also another very Important matter which should lie, very briefly perhaps, brought to your attention. Deaths by accident have be come very frequent. Personal Injury, not re sulting in death, by accident has become fre quent. Now, from mere or unavoidable nccl dent, resulting In death or personal Injury, no liability whatever arises, bnt the genera) rule of law Is that w here death or other personal Injury results to one bv reason of the omission on the part of another to discharge n legal duty, there n criminal liability arises for man slaughter In the iase of death, or for an assault and battery where death does not ensue. If the neglect of a legal duty Is tho cause of dentil, tho person guilty of such neglect Is chargeable with manslaughter. If death does not result, but onlv other peronal Injury, then he Is chargeable with assault and battery. The law Imposes upon evcrv one rea sonable care In tils ac ts toward another. There Is a legal duty owing from one to the other, and a negligent omission of the performance, of that duty, resulting In death or other bodily Injury, Is Indictable. "There are many familiar Illustrations of these principles of law- a motonnan, running his electric car nlnng the streets carelessly, neg ligently, runs over another and kills him, it ts manslaughter, although it was not his Intention to injure him. A motorman running his car nt a dangerous rnle of speed along the streets, run nitigovcr another bv reason of this dangerous rate of speed, the dentil arising from this omis sion of dutv to run at a reasonable rate of speed, he becomes guilt) of manslaughter. A person by careless driving unintentionally runs over another Hnd kills him. is guilty of manslaugh ter. If person In charge of the running of steamboats, railroad trains electric trol ley cars, horse earn, or other public convey ance, neglect the duty of using reasonable rare, and death results therefrom, they are an swerable for manslaughter. So, too, the mas ter who neglects to use reasonable care in fur nishing reasonably safe appliances for his work men. If death results Is guilty of manslaughter, whether It be in the erection of buildings, the rtinnlngnf machinery, or In any other employ ment. Reasonable care Is exacted In these rela tions, and a neglect of It results In a criminal liability, and if the neglect Is one which arises because ot the directions and Instructions of the officers of a corporation, under which instruc tions and directions the servants of a corpora tion act causing death or other bodll) injury, the officers of Burh corporation become alike an swerable with the servants thereof whose di rect act caused the death or other bodily Injury. There are many other Illustrations of the prin ciple which might be suggested, hut If cases of this character are presented to you ) ou can at all times hav e the old of the Prosecutor of the Pleas and the Court. "In making these observations to you there Is ' not In the mind of the Court any special case to t which your attention Is directed. I understand some arrests have lieen mode for criminal negli gence, but the circumstnncts are not within the knowledge of the Court. Rut where criminal negligence Is shown by evidence before you. re sulting In death or other bodily Injury, you should not shrink from an Indictment, Life Is as much within the protection of law against the negligent conduct of another as where it Is the result of wilful passion or anger. Ourclvll calendars arc fat filling up with cases of death and other personal bodily injury as the result of negligence, and the Court will take occasion, when It thinks thcevldtnrewarrantalt.of send ing such cases to the Grand Jury for Investiga tion of them In a criminal view." Justice I.lppiucott dosed his remarks with a suggestive reference to the water agttatlqn which ha been in progress for a couple of months. " There is one other suhject." he said. " w hlch so vitally concerns the public health and com fort of the community that It demands the no tice of the Court. I refer to the condition of the drinking water of Jersey City. For ) ears past it has been said that this water was unfit for use In the families of therommnnity.and for a long tlmes)ndicates have bren offering to furnish Jersey City with pure water, and It is publicly charged that combinations have been mode be tween the representatives of the syndicates and public officials, nnd it Is raid that jobs have lieen the result of the combinations antago nistic to the public Interests, and scandalous re ports have been circulated affecting the Integ rity of public officials. "It is now said that the water Is worse than It has ever been, and It is publicly charged that persons in authority are Interested In maintain ing this bad condition with a view to creating a publio sentiment in favor of a change of supply which will entail the expenditure of million of dollars from the public treasury in order that they may be nenefited personally thereby. Joli bery and corruption are public!) charged In this matter, and It Is fnryciu to Investigate, to ascer tain If It bo true, and If you find ground for In dictment I know that you will act prompt!) and preent Indie tments to the Court, where they will be as prompt!) dealt with. Il I the right of the people to know whether their drinking w ater Is unnccessarll) bad or not. They hav e a right to ask If there lie a conspiracy In which their servants nru concerned to maintain the liad condition of the water. The people have the right to Insist upon ohvlous and simple methods of Improving the qualit) of their drinking water, and It is suggested that a frequent blow Ing off of tho hj drams or hy main taining the water a high as possible In the rescr volrsh) taking water out of the sources of up pl) at iu lilglicsit btato. und such other methods asaroknown lo experts aa will render the water piireas vislhle under existing conditions. It is a matti-r of c oniiuou observation and remark that during the present year the water has been Infinite!) morn impure and filthy than ever be. fore, mid the Hoplo have the right to ask and demand nil explicit explanation why this state of affairs rxi-i. TheCourtma) again rail )our attention to this matter when fuller information Is brought to the knowledge or the Court, but now we commend the subject toyour immediate Investigation " Fourteen Hulls lor Damage Acalasl (be Icrac) Cliy Trolley, J-ourtren suits fur damages against the ( on solldated Traction Company, brought by per sons injured or the relatives of Itersons killed by the trolley cars In Jersey City, are ou the calendar of the Hudson county Cln ult Court for trial at the present term. This Is a very small proportion of the accidents which have nc. currert In the great majority of caes the coin pan)' adjuster of claims succeeds in effecting a compromixe. There are many more suits to follow In which the papers have not vet been filed. OQWPERTHWAIT & GO. FPRNITURE AND CARPETS. NEW STORES 14TH ST. Now opt:,. Clail lo are old nieudsau Make enroaca. The poller or the house of dealing oaljr la Good, Bcllakle Goods Is wrll-kaonw aad appreciated, aad ibis, la eoaaeetloa with Easy Tenia of Fajraaeut aaa Better Value ha aaywhere else lu the trade, account for the Immense trade of their Urooklyu tore and bespcuk aueees for (he new establishment, OOWPERTHWAIT & CO.,, tot, loo, AM) lO WIST 14TU hT .NEAKOTH AT. HKOOKL.VN NTOItlXi rUTBl'W AT. .NOB rCITON BT. lllhnaMliilsit Hit lslSavm"s-nn aiirs-ft gWsaj-jigff-jsmxSMSBBstmnjsnjsmi ilTAH XT MBS. nRVXSPAttXH JtODl't .lews Hectare that the Harir or m Christian Woman TTa Burten Hers. Mrs. Annie Grtlnspahn, the S.'t-year-old wife of a carpenter who Hies at 117 Selgel stret, Wllllamsbiirgh, was attacked with dysentery ten days ago. and Dr. I.eoti Umrla ot 'J0 llewes street was t ailed In. As (Irfinipahn was too poor to employ pome one In look after hi wife during her illnr, the doc tot obtained nn order from thel'liarltlesCommlssiontrsfor Mrs. Ornnspahn's removal to the Kings Count) Ho, pltal. Ornnspnhn went there lat Wednesday and found his wife was apparent!) much Im proved, She told him thai she would IrAVe the place In two or three day. On Snturda) Grfiu spahn received a letler from the superintendent telling him that hi wife was limit, tlrntispahn went to the hospital, nnd the manner Iu which hewas treated he related toa T. rcixirier )is-tcnlny. "I was dtitnfouiidecl," he aid, "when I got n letter sa) Ing that tn) wile was dcml. I Imme diately went to the hnspitaland told the super intendent that there must lie something wiong, aa my wife was much Improved when I saw her Wednesdai. The cloctc r wns gruff to me, and said my wife was dead and to burr) and have hrrlMslytakrtiawn) nrtlie) would huvrlt buried They showed met he hod), but It couldn't have been that of m) near wife. 'I hi Imdv wa ema clsted, while mv wife Mil nlwnv a health! looking woman. Whrn 1 left the Institution I went to nn undertaker, a nit the ImhIvw ns bi-otiglit tomy house on xiindav aftrriioon.' John Schlll un lindiitakrr In AIonrelnit, Wllllamshurgli, look the tssl) to .r llrlln spalm's h"tte. There It wa prepared for burin! b) several women. 'Iwnnf idem declared that It wasn't tho body of Mrs. Orutispahli, but Hint of some other woman, ami they refused to han dle the corpse, Grnnspahn wasdlrected tocoiue , forward and sa) whether or nnl theUnl) wa 1 hi wife's. He refused, saying thnt he had n horror of dead people. 1 he bodv wa hurled In Washington Cemeten on Mnndav, and when tho mourner, most of whom were women, returned from the cenie- i terv they held a meeting lu Grnnspahn's house, I and some of them united In declaring that the corpse w as not thatof Mr. Grtihspahii, but that of a Christian woman, so rapidly did the slorv spread that fully two hundred excited men mid women gathcnsl around (lrnntmlui's house yesterday niornlngaud demanded that an Inves tigation be made A delegation of Jews, with Grllnspahn at the hcml, went to the hospital In tho afternoon. It was assured that the woman who died was Mrs. Orunsvahn. The superintendent said that no mistake had lieen made. He added that Mr. Ortinspahn's Illness took n fatal turn unexpei t edly, und that she wa not Improved when her httlnd was there a week ago. Dr. Lou rift was surprised w hen he heard of the woman's death. "I do not sec how It was possible that he could die. from the nature of her Illness when I first attended hex," he said last night. "There seems to me to lie something wrong, and an in vestigation should be made." The superintendent of the hospital said that no mistake had been made about Mrs. Ortin spahn's body, and that her death could not have lieen prevented. Mr. Grtlnspahn wns called the "star of the Jewish colony" on account of her beauty. She had two children. Mits. .r. n. i AXin:itnii.T's at.imoxt. She Wants Her Itnabnnd Punished for Con tempt for Falling; to Pay It, A motion wns on the calendar In Supreme Court. Chambers, before Justice Lawrence yes terday in behalf of Mrs. Mary K. Vanderbllt to punish her husband, Jacob II. Vanderbllt, for contempt of court for his neglect to pay her all mony. By consent of both parties the argument was postponed until Friday. Jacob II. Vanderbllt Is n son of the late Capt. Jacob Vannerbllt of Stolen Island, Commodore Vanderbilt's brother. He married tho plaintiff In the spring of lHStl. Assumed names were used, because his father hod threatened to disinherit him If ho married against his wishes. Copt. Vanderbllt heard of the marriage and declared that he would turn young Vanderbllt out npon the world If he did not get rid of his wife. From thai time young Vanderbllt did all that ho could to get rid of her. It Is alleged. Finally she brought suit for separation upon the ground of his failure to support her. In October, 1st)-', Justice Barrett ordered Vanderbllt to pay her alimony of $100 a month and a counsel fee of ftl)0. Cnder the decision of Justice Barrett. Mrs. Vanderbllt received permission to apply to the court, at anv time that she considered the cir cumstances wa,rruited It, for an increase In the amount of the alimony. She says now that a considerable fortunewas. bequeathed toher hus band In trust b) his father, and that he also re ceives an Income from the estate of Commodore Vanderbllt. she thinks, therefore, that he should lie compelled to pay her more alimony. She charges that he has neglected to pay her the alimony which Justice Barrett ordered, and she intimates that this fact is caused by hts having ov erdrnw n the Inrnmedue him from his father's estate. Mrs. Vanderbllt will ask the court to punish her husband for contempt, and also tn appoint a receiver of the trust .fund that Is held for his benefit. In order that her regular allow ance may be paid to her without fall. O.VB 11 U OK E HIS LEG. 'Wild Dolus or Three Men In a Brooklyn Haloon. While the storm wa at Its height on Monday evening three men ran into Samuel Fitzgerald's saloon at Pacific street and Washington avenue, Brooklyn, and uskrd for three beers. Mr. Fitz gerald furnished the beverages In a hurry.and the customers, having emptied the glasses, smashed them on the floor simultaneously with nn unusually startling flash of lightning. The saloon keeper remonstrated, whereupon the three men started In to clean out the place. When they had partly wrecked the furni ture the trio started on a run for the street. One of them, James Mahoney of 37 Bond street, tumbled head over heels In his flight, and failed to regain his feet, one leg having lieen broken. Ills companions. Patrick Ma loney and Dennis Ilagan of '.'0 Brooklyn ave nue, were arrested, and yesterday Justice Hag gerty sent them to Jail for twenty-nine days each for Intoxication, and held them for further examination for malicious mischief. The dis abled man was sent to the hospital. Rate War In the Towing; Business on the Hudson. Al.HAM Sept. 11. The grsatest rate war which has ever been known in the towing busi ness nn the Hudson River is now In progress, and it Is probable that before the eeason is oi er there will he one tow ng line less. The war Is between the Cornell and the Rnnan towing lines. The former company bought the Bever wyck line, and it is said on good authority that at tlie same time It was negotiating to bil) the boats of the II omen line, and that being unsuc cessful in this, the rate war was begun, The canallers, of course, are delighted at this state of affairs, for they will save large sums of none). The old charge for toning a loaded canal boat from Alliauy to New York was SV.V Now It is 8K. The rate for towing an empty c anal boat from icw York to A Hum) w as 8H Now- It Is $5, The rate for a loaded boat from New York tn Albany was I1R Tho rut rate is f 10 Both companies have agents along the river between New York and this lity who are offering "sperlal" rates. Who I This Drowned Slant PrkksKll.l, Sept, II- l.astThurnla evening, as the steamer James W. Baldwin was iiaselng lona Island, a man fell overboard and wns drowned. It was said at the time that he was J. Wall, a farmer, residing at Orange Ijike, back of New burgh. This morning Die body ot a man rame ashore near Peekskill. It was mull, lated and decomposed be)ond recognition, lie was well dressed und wore among either Jewrlr) a Masonic emblem. On the fi) leaf of a memo- randum book in his pocket was written George i Ball. Check ','11, berth 3.1, waa also found Tn the book. After taking the pb)sician's testl mony the Corouer's jury adjourned until the Coroner could inquire as to the likelihood of this man being the one who fell from the Bald win. Killed by F-leetrlellr, RoiiiLsTEH, Sept. 11 A shorkiug accident occurred in this city at 7 HO o'clock this morn ing. Frederick J Harroun, an employee of the j Brush Klrctrlr Light Compan). waslnstantlv killed by touching the Iron frame that holds the globe and carbons of an electric light. The ! lights n ere turned out at daylight and no cur. . reut was supposed to be passing through them. The lamp swings ver) low. so the unfortunate ! man s hand maintained its hold on the frame until a paiser by pried It orf with a ladder. ' Harroun expired before his hand waa removed. The flesh on the back of his hand was discolored with black and blue marks, and the whole band was bad!) swollen. The inside ot Ihe hand, where II had touched the frame, was burned to the bone. A New Ucllglou Sect. St. Louis. Sept. II. The Church of Apostolic Faith and Order Is the name of anew religious sect which has been started here. The mem ber are mostly Baptists, and their leader, the Rev II W Kvans, I. an old Baptist minister. The movement is a return to primitive Chris, tianity. to the time when choirs, pew rent. ul. aried ministers, and other refinements of mod. em religiou were unknown. Ilio members as sert that Ibis movement Isduelo general dissat tsfsctiuB anion Baptist. A PROMOTER SENT TO JAIL A. It, WILCOX ACCVSED Oi" FBAVli OX A KKXTVCKT Ct.KllOrMAX. The Afltmlnlslrntons or the Her, Oenrixe Ntrnhery Try In a to Get Muck Ht.VOOO lie Infested In n l.anit Heheme-Wlt. ena n. is lrnmnter or Enterprise. A. II. Wilcox was arrested ycsteiday nt the St. Denl Hotel nn an order lsned by Justice t.aw rente of tho Supreme Court In nihil suit brought ti) I. 11. St.tnliery of Ohio, and Assent. blltnan Clitrle M. Codding of Wetfield, N J , administrators of t lie et.itc of the lata Rev. George Stiinber) of Lexington, K). The suit I l torrroier SIS.UOO, nllegnl to linve leeii fmilu- I lentl) obtained bv Wilcox in lwin. from tho lit v.. Mr. Stanhcry In rent etntc transactions. i A co.iI.iliitllT lu tin Hi lion I Frederick S. I l'ilev nf Philadelphia, wlm alleges thai he was ' alsot.tkrn In lij Wilcox. Arc circling tn the complaint nnd the Hfihlavlta filed therewith. vVlliin has bet II n promoter of WcstiTii land enterprise. Itlnllcgtd that he ' iKiught worthless hind In the Northwestern states nnd organized land ninipniilc to get rid of it nt high price. He sent broadcast over the ceitiiUrv circular und ius'peitlii' of thee i-omp.-ltiie. Among the InveMnr i might were Hip Rev. Mr. Manlier), who put In nlmiit $l!,. linn and never gut II luei k. Mine his death tho administrators of hl eslnte hiir been Irjit'g to I re over the mom v. Wilcox I nbout l.t veni-old, .mil Is married, tl Is Mid th.it he is the 'on of u farmer In Clmutiuqiin louiiti. this Mali. For n w I. lie he nnsii rmintiv chool Icmi hei. In 1 smi he went to l'hiliidtlplilrt and openisl a drugstore. After 1 ward he liunrporated iipttlctit ineelii Ine couiern and made a good deal of inotiei out of the reme I elii-s he advertised in tlirio'intr) press, lie then j J lircninv known In Philadelphia n promoter of I Western hind schemes. He iirgnnlzrsl the Pru dential Real Kstatennd I rust Compnnv. with a iiipllal stotk of JIOii.Diitl. Inn soon got oulof It. Then. It Is said, hi' i nine to this citv and tried to start a hunk in Harlem, to be known a the Cosmopolitan Hank, which was lo have a capita I of y-i,iiiiu.llWl. It I nld thnt lie obtnlnesl n charter, but thai it vvn revoked Ix-iuu-eof some violation of the hanking laws. The Rev. Mr. sinnliei) was the son of Henry St mber). Attorne) -Genera! In President John son s Cabinet. He was an Kp!copl c lergjninn, and inherit! il n rortunc. Before taking stock In lliox'ctiterprle lie hnd social interviews vvlth Wilcox, who went finm Philadelphia to Lexington for that purpose. , When the administrators of the Rev. Mr. htanlier)'s estate reached the conclusion that be hod been swindled by Wilcox, thev set out to finel the promoter. He had left 1'lillndclphl, nnd they were obliged to emplo) detectives to ttacrhltn. He wns tlinill) lis iitcd at Chicago last spring He Intel liven there for two years, h.id all olllce lu tha Omnhn building In Van Bui en street, and lived with ids wife-at 'lliOhlo street. In June Mr. Codding went to Chicago to see Yv llcox. 1 hey had an Intrrv lew. niiil Wllrox paid two or three small claims against him. They arranged to meet at tho Grand Pacific Hotel the following morning to talk over the Stanbery matter. When they met, Wilcox or fered to compromise tor 47.4.V1, which was about half the amount of the claim. Mr. Cod ding wns unwilling tn accept that amount, and another Interview- was arranged for the next morning. That night, however, Wilcox left Chicago. Mr. Codding put detectives on Wilcox's track again and. after tracing lilm to various cities, they flnnllv found him in Buffalo, where he hod mndepieparatlonstogn Into business. Mr. Pusey went on to Buffalo from Philadelphia, and Mr. Codding from this city, and they made an npjiointmcnt to meet Wilcox at tho Arlington Hotel for the purpose of talking the matter over. After several meetings Wlltox agreed tn settle both the Stanbery claim and that of Pusey. but asked for several days' time in which to rnlse the money. That was assented to by Codding and Pusey. but while they were waiting vv llcox again disappeared. That w as three w eeks ago, and since then the detective have lieen busy trying to find him. He was finally heard of in this city, and yesterday lie w as arrested and taken to Ludlow street JalL where he now is. TIIItKW IIIS XIECE EltOX A WIXDOW. Peter MeArdle Then Threw Illmsrir Ont lle Kmrnprn llnrm-.Not Ho the Chile). Mary' Hicks, an old Irish woman of aa Hicks street. Brooklyn, ran Into the low er Fulton street police station at 1 o'clock yesterday afternoon and told Acting Captain Colgun that her nephew, Peter MeArdle, had thrown out of a second-story window his little niece. Mame, ft years old. and had Jumped out after her. Policeman McCor mack went around to the house and found that as n clothesline had broken McArdle's fall, he waa uninjured. The little girl, however, had fallen sixteen feet to the stones below the window, and lay as still as death. He summoned a Brooklyn Hospital ambulance and then took MeArdle to the station, where he Is held, charged with felonious assault. He Is a circus performer. He has travelled with liarnum, and done almost everything, from equestrian work to end man In the mtnstrel tdieiw afterward, which was his last occupation In Pan) Bill's clrcu. At the hospital little Ma mie was said to lie badly Injured Internally, but It w as thought that she would recov er. Mrs. Hicks told a reporter that Uttlo Mame's parents are away In the e-eiuntry. She Is their onl) child. Although she had only been to public school No. 7 slnco it owned last week, her teacher gav e her a rew ard Monday, nnd said she was the best girl In the class. She la a pretty child, with yellow curls and bright blue eves. MeArdle came home Saturday night after an absence of six months. lie acted strangely. Shortly before noon jtsterday MeArdle went to the publio school and told Miss Hart, the teacher, that he wonted to take Mamie home. The child was allowed to go. When they got home Mamie sat down by the open window with herslate. .Mrs. Hicks sat at another window. Suddenly Mrs. Hicks heard scream and saw MeArdle and the child disappear out of the win dow. The polite say MeArdle has delirium tremens. s. Squall I'pset Their Karinc Shell. Kicistom, Sept, 11. While rowing down tho Hudson from Albany In a racing shell last night William Vanderveer, a son of the former cash ier of the St. Nicholas Bank, New York, and A. P. Hopper of the came city were struck by a sudden squall, which upset the Imat. The )oung men were thrown Into the water and had a hard struggle for their lire. They clung tn the boat until It drifted to a dock about six nillesahnre this clt), where they were rescued by an Italian. Charles l.lvlngtton, who lives near the scene of their rescue, took caroof the men in er night. To-morrow they will continue their trip down the river to New York. Oread l.otlice oMhe Knight or Honor, hsiiVTfNia.Sejit. 11. The Grand Lodge of the Knlghtsnf Honor of the Stat of New York met here to-day. It Is the thirteenth regular session, nnd Is hehl In the hall room of Congress Hall, which Is also headquarter. There is an at. tendance of over '.'no The presiding ofrlier In the business meeting Is c p Ineersoll of Buf. falo. Die Knights of Honor is a benevolent in surance organization. Tho number of members in this State Is aliout 10,000. At the hnlnes session to-da) only routine business was dune, anil adjournment taken till Wednesday mornl lug IMed While I'adtr Arrest lor Murder. Al.BVv. Sept II II W Reed, who was ' under arrest charged with murdering Thomas I Nason In the former's orchard on Sept , died earl) this morning in the City Hospital. Heed I was 80 jears of age, and had hmg suffered from kielne) trouble, hut since- his arrest he rapidly grew weaker till the end ' CARTERS SICK HEADACHE Positively cured by these ! JMMIe Pills. ' They alo relieve Dutress from Dyspcp.ii, Indigestion and Too I learty Eating. A per. fcrt remedy for Puiuios, NJUca, Drowsi. ness, Bad iVtcmtlie Mouth, Coated Toni.e Tan in the t-ide, TOKPID I.IVFR. They Regulate the Bow tls. Purely Vegetable. Small phi. Small Dose. I Small Price. COflilTT MAT UK JXTHCTJCD. .Instlee Denne Street, nn Innntry !" Klneteeeope Fight. Justice Depne of New Jersey cluvrged the Essex rounty Grand Jury at Newark, yestenlay, to make a careful Investigation of the renorta regarding the finish fight which took place be fore tho Edison kltfctTOeope l " Orange laboratory last Friday, and to Indict all persons whom they might find were concerned In 11. 1 he rharge w a specific. "If the reports contained In the newspapers preent theo facts trul." said Jutlco Ilepur. ' "I here ha undoubtedly been a violation of law. It will be) our duty to take notice of II, no mat ter what collateral purpewe, what Incidental motive parties may hav n had In view In con dinting these violation of law. The criminal Inwsappl) Mall clases of the community, and a man may a well do murder for the sake of se leiitlfic Investigation ns v lolutc any other Inwa for Inquiries and experiments of thl chiracte r. I really hope that these- report are exaggerated, but I will ask jou gentlemen tn Investigate them, and If. ns appears, verv prplwblc. there hits Wim violation of the law. tho Court will n naltily expect from this Grand Juty that it will Is- followed h) an indli intent, no matter w Inline the partle'conccrni-d." 1 hie e v Ideiie-i! itiiilel lie pme urcd. he said, from newspaper mi n, who nro tint amenable unci e-onsiiiuilitl) would mil In inirlmlnalllig them sel c s. Tin- principals in the light were champion Hint nt bet! nnd Pete CourtniM Tim managers of the- till-on kin close ope uttered R puri- or $i,ihiii tn lie fmiglil for. S'.'.VI logo to the loser. Ilv tlie In lu i-i the agreement t orbrtt wns in kt'ioi k hi man nut In six toutid or forfeit all cliilm to Ihi- punsisi-. . . , . . Couitne) at (In-Mart tried lo 'orcc the fight- , I Ing. lie rushed savagely ict t orbettntiil swtina nhcsv) right 'orthe Jaw.whlclit orliettiluckesl I nentlv I ourtiie-v lushed several time, but I never sin c eeelcil III leaching 1 ho chaiillilon. i j Tin n I 'or licit took a luitiel at the numbing, anil landed ,t tlno upiier cut on Coin tney's chin a 1 the lotiiid dosed. Corbett mnteiitcel himself by I I avoiding Counties' tierce ruIie In the second round, nnd the round ended with very few blows having Ihcii strm k. The third, fourth, nnd fifth rounds were A plain eno of brute strength against srii-inv. Centrum rushed Hgain and again, and Corbett dm kill and punched hi untagunint where It would do the- most gixid. In theltli round Corbett went right to work anil lua veiv few moment Courtney was down and unable to llsc. , i hu tight lnsteel just six minutes, hot counting the Intermissions ' I EIOllT I'EKVOXS I'OtSOXEV. Ileer thnt Wan Whotr.oine on Hand)- Made them III on Monda), A case of poisoning by whlrh the live of eight )ieronswhiiliveonnllttlo fannnt Arlington, N. J,, are endangered, Is being Investigated by the i authorities. One of the sufferer, a D-year-old boy. Is almost at the point of death, nnd others of the victims nre Inn critical condition. August Crawford I the head of the family and owner of the farm where the poisoning occurred. He liought some corned luef on Saturday tn Washington Market. The entire family ate heartll) of It on Sunday and experiented no ill effect. On Monday the remainder wa served at breakfast to Mr. Crawford, hi wife, and two children, two servants and the children of Mr. and Mrs. Kdward Sehatcr. who were boarding with him during the summer. Tho elder So baler did not partake of the beef, and were not attacked as were the other. One of theirrhll drcn. Kdward. aged tl) ear, ate of It heartily. He was found afterward In convulsion on Kear ney avenue, half n mile from his home, by Offi cer Zltrow of the Kearney police, nun at once called Dr. Extou and hnd the lad removed to his home. There It wa found that every member of the household who had eaten of tho beef was well nigh helpless. A thorough Investigation is being made to determine, how-the meal became poisonous after being used nn Sunday, CARPET T. MrSTEWARL 326 7th Av. CLEANING. lassr SCmEMK COUKT.-Iu th matter of th application of ihe Hoard f Ldutatton, b the CouhM-l To .ft Corporation or tha cltjrof w Yurie, rttlattte to ac quiring title hy the Major. Aldermen, ami Comosonal tjrof tn citv of New l or to certain land on NT. ANN'S AVENUE. One. Ilunilrv,! amlKorty MMrtMith and On Ilundreii and Fort) eUrtitbstrrcti-. in the TVentr third ward of ald clt). duly aelected and approved br a&ld Board aa a Kite for achuol purpose, under and la turtuanr of the provision of chapter 1U1 of the awt of ItWW, a amended by chapter 83 of theLawi of IbvHJ. rurauant tn the prnrMona of chapter 101 of the Lawno!" If, amended br chapter J3 of the Law of l&00tnot.cel.herel Klwn that an application will be made to the Huprcme Court of the (State of New ork, at aHpeclal Term of aald court, to be held at Chamber thereof, at the County Court House, tn the city of New York, on the 4th day of October, lcui, at tho opening of the court on that da , or aa noon there arter at counsel can be beard thereon, for the ap pointment of ConimUaloner of Lttlmate in the aboTe entitled matter The natun and eitnt of the Improvement hereby Intended 1 the nrqulnltlon of title by the laror, Al dermen, and Commonalty of the City of New York to certain land and premlate, with the oulldlnfr thereon and the appurtenance thereto belonging, on St. Ann'a avenue. Cue Hundred and Forty eventh and One Hundred and joir eighth streets. In thTnentjMhlrd ward of M.ld city In fee simple ahaolute, the tame tn be concerted, appropriated, and used to and for the purpo-esapeeinetllii tald chapter IHI of the I-awgnf INHS.ai amended by aald chapter 33 of the Lawa of 1 NtK), aald property havlnff been duly teletfted and ap proved by the Hoard of bducatlon as a site for in.ho.il purpoAcs. under and In pursuance of the prmlslont of aald chapter 101 of theHUawaof lhHft, as amended br aald chapter .13 of the Lawa of tntXt being the follow lnjt described lot, plttes. or parcels of land, uamelv All those certain lots, pieces or parcel of Una sit nate, lying and bring In Ihe Twenty third ward of the city or New York, which, taken ton-ether, are bounded and described a follow Flefftnnlnff at the corner formed by the Intersection of the northerly side of One Hundred aud jortyev enth street lth the westerly side or M. Ann's atenne, and mnnlnK thence uortherlr along the tssierl side ofht Ann s avenue one hundred and idnet) nine feet ten and one half Inches to the corner formed by the Intersection or the wenterly sldeof IM Ann's atcnue with the tvoutherly side of One Hundred and Forty eljjhth street, thrnre westerly along the souther!? side of One Hundred and Forty-eighth street one hu:,. d red and tnenty tit feel, thence southerly parallel with M.Ann's arenue nne hundred and nlnet nine feet ten and one half Inches to the northerly side or One Hundred and rort seventh street, ann thencn easterly along the northerly side of One hundred and rnrtj tevenlh streettmehundred and twrnt) rhefect to the (H.lnt or place or hetrlnnlng .Dated New York. Spr In, hh4 wiu.iufH cLark (.ounscl to the Corporation. No '4 Tryon How, ew nrk City. Sllrdirnl. Anil.lTV. HI. II lilt. SMITH. 131 Past thtt. ners. .lajlnn niWl prclaltl, nrer t.1)rara In w iirkillr bUHl..klu.ulrrrs. sore ihrom, mouth, pallltlll riling. ln Ikii k. head, tailim. cliet,hrsrl. lungs klilD'),, lWollrr. Irrlt.tlon, frequent painful lirlliatlon. dlarhantrs. slrlctllres. gleel MyJlCTHOU cure, prrmanvntl) nrrinusileMllii wikiir. rrnirs of south had itreMiii..liMinianheiMi ineleurhoty.rilirl n. s,sti) nets. Irenihllna. Impediment in niarrlajr.. vsi-ak unil eloped organs fVcarefullnarln'tlngyour rihy.lelsn, for vniingilni-tnr. are adirriUlnR niu rev ears n iiraiiler llisn Hit) are jears old iiinlit mem. inrllalinnipanles,avni lr.rl-lrli-lr,au! hclt hum I hum, lowest rharxe-a. Pei misiu-inea and treatment. sitvWfrec Ulou nn ps unless rurnl Ul.linR.UKKl.tSt KS.IIM IHCR'UU IHT IN IHMI.AHlSot- MEN flVI.Y. Ulcers! ill halves K'-e! slrli lure, mre Uircwl. hum. mouth fnnsur, liiiut akin, klilne) an. I hllUer l rouble. atone! Kraiel.liinjnimstlou, aKillliiLS, Xc OLD nil lllll.V I ,.'.!m",., l'UIty cures nncanlc vscsknesa nerruua lU-ulllly.liait dreania, lost vluiii) wrak or ahruuken I nn,'ai!i ImisMliuenta tu uiarrUx. c. omee u.iT SJ veareat IvuLait I7tht. uesrCnlun niusre Hour. " '." "-r '"""JM " l.na chars fur meilu-liii onl) Trralairni ami sitrkp free .So lut unless curnL ATTENTION-HI.il H. OIIl.Mll.f- Orsilual. llilvcr.ll ni t N.w Ws meillral iU-parluic-nl . IM vrar ipec-fallal ludisrawtof uirucinlj aorta .ulcers, a kin. Me,. Ulachsric. glrel. atrlilura. kidney bladder. poslllU' cure fur nrrtrciu eti-lillltr w" uudevelot rsans Impedimenta tu nirrli, I iirgsula weakness. lilt.(iltlMiU.iiuiunrr, a k i permanent cure lu all UUeasea peculiar lu meu Oltlc. over IS) ear. at III Weal Win it iMtnts-untband" lb i loweai chances for medicine only sdilcr free. ' Hours Uloil xundsrswtoa N.i.huVe unlesa cured! A, -A. A.-Ul'ICKKHT HKUM A.NENT cure guaranteed hi dlstsH-aor luru U4i,ter.,u. caw , solicited rellc-f at unee; llr.Ula.. M-liiiline tresl liientKUl) 1lieleadln.-pivislll llr BuNM'lirit. JJ I Wntvllhat .uio-l i IiikMii NiiiiUsyklill.il ' VLAIIV, HOC'TOK sud .ilall.i i, femalH e-i.m . pis In u and IrrrguUriliea. llr. uvMiaI' J.-u ixluglnn si ' (ll'TTIM) and sound. don I cure stricluies ami lneu'. dleeaMS bill laUMdlsesse of Hie prnalale. blsdder. aud klduri a turopean and Au.rrktin Medk-al Hureau. io Laaivvihai . baa cured them 11 jiar.irltriii.iu !e4UieUliluisftrr llidaufTerer liail lie n cut yiilUues lorecred Willi .ound.audlri mill falsi illseara ' DH AMI Mil. UUNIUHli Hure.i .luie.slu trt-al lueutof friiulc IrricfularllUs. jo jeara'cxperl n llsl-a.l .l.'.l.l CAR FARE SAVED, TIME SAVED, ASSOYANCE SAVED by Sending Your Advertising for THE SUN Through the i American District Messenger Office Nearest Your Location -t Charges the Same as a MAIN OFFICE. rwut iiira 'sstsisiisi ' iifafctrti AFTER A DROUGHT ths rain come In torrents. Melther wind nor rain lakes the hr ut sf a tsJIormads HOlXlJIAN-s )UlKINTOlt th, new fsll styleseicel all former rftirt. p,i. moderate, HODGMAN RUBBER COMPANY, nitntntrti. . ti.wrvi' tn ni- t-OM. eUMA.MI KT. AW.I.STH sV.milrt. I'libUc otlffs. - rt'in.iV .NoTirn, OhKICF Or HIF I I V KK UK TIIF reivtltnNi COt'.MIt, Ml. tITV IIM.t, ' KVT VOW;. rlHT .1 ll 1 Ilt'RIfANT todlreellolis glVen Innlll Ihefulow nt resolution vshlehwM adopted In Hie i ..im,,,,,, council Sept. 4 imil. and sppiovesl by the et,t Jlsyor it. . la9,Ttt Hewlred,.llist Tliurs.laj 111 4th day of tti,r. twill, at II o'clock In the forenoon snd lheihamir of the tlonrd of Ald.rmen. be ami the nr hrM.f deslgiuitedasthetlineand plsee s lieu snd i.heieii:. spplli allon of Ihe forte see nnd Htm t, vinnlisilsm ill, and M. Mcholsa Avenue luvllvsay I oinianr lo i, Coinnion IMuuell of the elt of .Sew ors for it. , ,,. aent and iiermlsslon for Ihe eontrii-iloii. eslmtlnn. mslntensnce. operstlnn.and u" liyMM i-MHIcurr of Ihe street surface railroad exteiislonsorbrH i he. nn ttoned lu Its petition for such rnn.cnt and permis. Ion. througli. iiion. snd along the surra, e of vvia, Ighly slstn street and Ihe streets, a.e niu-s stul hi,h scats set forth and ileacrlhed In ssld twiiii . i, nlu ,, nrst considered, snd thst publio notice; be uIim, i,. tlieflerkuf this llnaH Icy publishing t!i- Urns dsi.i for st lesst fourteen ilsfs In to elalli iietsi-r, pulillsh.sllnlhelltynrNew .ork, tolediih,ir,ii,T his Honor the Mayor, seconllng lo the pf.oi.i ,n. section tnlrf the ltsllrosd Ijiw.n, sinrmleil ami, j Terllslnxtn lie at the esiene of the ssld iwlltu nr rubllo liollci. Is hrrehc given that si iheiln.e a. id pine c named In the resnliiilnn the i follow iw a t tl fc eloniif the rorti ciind JUreet, vtjnhstlsuciiip ni HI Moholss vvenlle Hallwar t orspsli' lll l .n sldered s, miulred by the pmvlslcrastir the liailn.Mt lu ih Itonorsble the fnnunon t'ounellnf ihe ity nf .New Vifk t The petlllonnf Ihelofler cc"nd Hreet. Msnhsiun I vliieund M Mcholsa Avenue Hallway ICiinpan. r tpertrully shows ... Thst our petitioner Is snd for msnr year hs.h..B a street aiirtsc- rsllrosd eorporallon. iiwuinc oir 1 alius, snd U'lng a street surfaes rsllremu ihtonti upon, an I along i ertsln streets and sereniie. :,, iTtvof New Vork. among ulhers the HoiiletnM Hat I joilriielllloner Is a railroad curKirallorc or.ini;..i on or srsiiit Angu.t lu. ISTH. under Ihe Isws of ih i.u. eif New Votk forthepnriioeeiif owning, i on.trn. t-n luslnlslnlliK. slidntierallng street horse rsllrosl.rnr riuliile us lu iiieconsejsnceof liersonsshd pri'tty orioiiHiensntlonlnthel Itvof Sew Vork fhst jour petitioner has made slid AIM lne,-!,0f thn'ifliceslnnhlrli Its eertmesleof Inoorporatl'.n n nicd a slalemeni of the names and iles-'rlpflon. nf th, streets, roads, and highways In and un chl"h imi proposed to consiruct. nialntalii, and operats Hie 1 1 tensions and branches herein applied for Thst j our petitioner propose to extend. inn.triKt, mslntsln. and oierste Its said rsllrnad upon snd along the aurra.-e nf the following street or luglrwar. In Hi rite nf New Vork.Mr. Ileglnnlng st vVe.i I Uhiy slsth street snd the westerly stdenf Tenth si enue and running thence, with eloiiblei tracks, throiuh upon, snd along West Flghty Utb street to the eate rlt .Id of rlrhth avenue. ... That the said railroad proposed to beroutirticlea. extended, maintained, and operated be Tnur pelt lloner. ssstsiee set forth. Is Intended to be operstd by horse jsiwer. . . ...... That tlilt proposed ektensloo of ssld railroad through aald two blocks, from Tenth tn tighiii avenue, will create one continuous line scros thefliy of .Sework Ihrmigh Ughtj-slxth street, as the rail road of your petitioner Is already in oprrstton through aid Klglitv sisth street from Tenth svenne to VVess hnd arenue. and tracks are taldnn aald Klghty-alxib sireel from Eighth sv enue easterly to Avenun A or Hi East HUer; the only on space on said ,lreel th construction of a rallroail cm which would enable a cotitluuoua line to tie operated. lieing the said two block tielween Klghthand Tenlh srenue, h. which be line of the railroad of your petitioner Is now in. tcrrupted. Your petitioner further says thst there It sn urgent public need for some means nf public conreiAnc acmes the Cltr of New Vnrk at tlgttyslilh street, or In that Imnieillste ylctnlty, as there la now no mrsnt of trsii.pnrtatlon tietwecu nfiy-nlnth semi on the south and One Hundred and Twenty-fifth atreet ou Ihe north, and the east and west tides of tlit dir.lrf . caiiv! of a lack of such facilities, are practically iut off one f rum the other! and the extenalon eonlem plnledby your petitioner would bc a public cnirn-n leneo and Is a necostly Thai the lorailtr through which said railroad It pro iMwed to be c tended, for sereral bliKks around I. fully eettleilond closely built upon, aud the residents areaubjected to dally Inconvenience, because of th absence of auch a road, and are In large number In favor of liaeonstrutlon. Thai In the construction of auch extension your p tltloner hereby offers, consents, and agrees to rharg. only erne fare over the line of your petitioner. And your petitioner further ahowa that, pursuant tu the law of this Ht3te.lt It necesnary thst jour put! ) tloner oblslu the consent of the; Common roum II of I the city ot New Vork to enable your petitioner lo ; construct, extend, maintain, and operate me aaia pro- ' posed railroad. i Your tielliloner therefore prays. and hereby makes J application to the Common lounellof Ihe City nf St- York, for Its consent and permission to be granted 1'iy. your peUtlonsr, Its successors, lessees, and assigns, for I the construction, extension, maintenance, and I operation by your petitioner, tu .uccenors, I lessees, and assigns, of, a atreet aurfacn rail J road for public use. In oonveysnee of pernna I and property, for compensation, through, upon, and along the aurface of the streets, avenue, and high ways, as above set forth and described, together w II h I all necessary coonectlons, switches. sidings, turn out.. I turn tables, and suitable stand for the convenient I working nt the ssld road, ajirt for the accommodation t nf the cars which shall he run ocer the aald ratlrosiV b) your petitioner. Us auecesanrs, lessees, or asalffaa. And your iwltloner wtll ever pray, etc. listed -i:vV YoltlT.Aug. 30. 1IM. ,. THE KOIITYJIFCOND 8TBEFT, MANJIATTAeJVU.I.HI AStl T. NICHOLAS AVENIJE BA1I.VTAV CfJt t'ANY. Hy JOHN . FOSTKR. President Citv and County of New York. ss.i John S. t o.ter. being duly sworn, says, that he la it' 1'rrsidi ot of the above-named cwlitlooer; that he he read the foregoing petition and knows the content, thereof, that the same la true of his own knowledge, except at to those matters therein stated to bealleged UDou Inrormsllnnand bellef.andas to those matters be believes It to be true. JOHN P. FOSTtR. Sworn to before me this 30th day of Angu.t, ltiui CHAIU.ES STRAU.. Votary Public. N. Y, Co All person interetted In the foregoing aprllcatloa are hereby notified to lierresept at the lime and place mentioned lu the resolution. JlK'HAKX F. HLAKF, Clerk Common Council. -pOST OlFICE N0T1CR. ihhnuld he read DAILY by all Interetted, st changes msy csvur st any time, l rorelgn malls for the week ending .sept 15 will clots (1'IlovilTi.Y in all cstesi at this offli-e ss follow t: VH1N1IIA.-At HA. Jl (supplementary 10 A. U for El'HOPE, iter steamship I'erlln. via Southamp ton iletters must lie dlrec-te! "fier itertin " at It A. y. (siipplrmentary II 3(1 A Hi for YF.N ZUU..V and CI IcACAO, nl.o .SVVAM1XA, via l iiracoa persteAimhtpTencEeuUdetterafor other e oloniblan rmrt most lie directed "per Veu suela-'i al IV M fur llrMtltAHA direct. Ir steaiushlii Tlomo, at IV 31. isirpplenientsry IV no ! M.i for NAsaI. X P.. per tieam ship Anlllla iletters must tie dlrtvted "per Vnillla " ' , at IV In I' II l.upplementary II ' 91.1 for lltFXAMl. ver .leaniJili. Oennanlc, v la cueenstovc n iletters for oilier parts of F.urope must l-eiiiii-cled " ier Oernianlc"i. at I I', si. for Hhl ull'31 dln-ct. per tieainal.ipFrlesland, via Ant werp iletters muii lie directed "per Frlealand"'! at I P. v for e'LHV. per steamship barsloca. via Ha. ana letters for Tampieo and irccre.') niu.t ! dlrecteil "per Harstcjg;a',l; al. "3 r I, fur TKUML1.U. per .leam.hlp ITof. Morse, from New clriesiis. at 3 l l forPUlKTOCOBTEZ, ir atein.hliCtty of Hallaa. from New Orleaoa; al I I'M for JAMAICA and Ol'.hVfOlVN. per .iteani. hip Tudor Prince Hellers for Catlhagena sni Hn.anlUapiuat lie illrec-ted "per Tudor I'rlni ." ; st I I'. M for IA HUS.TA CXIUNTIUFs ellrei-t. r-r ateamshlp Newcnmen. IIHOVY Al 4 A M for .SOUTH Bit 1711 pr stesmthlp Llatiuiieuae, vbi Para and Jlan" letters for other isrts ot lirsxll and 1 s rials countries mutt l directed per I l.hos cuse". si lu A M. supplementary Iclvin A l for FtlKTl'NF. IL.VNnslvl HA YT1, per ateamshlp Andes, at lis A, v for NOV roUSHfjkNp. iier steanvhlpl'ortla..iit II A Jl for SK.IJIF.ill.VM'S lllrect. T .leam.hlp f.lsni, via Hntterdamilellert miui bodln-cted "per Mam" . at I p M i.upple-mi-nisrj I nop M.i for NAKMAU, X H and es. TKcJU.CL'llA. per steamship esallago. al I I' M. ctuppleinentary vjtoP vi.irurFURtil'K.r,. .Irani shlpVolumhis, via Southampton and llatnourir FHIHAY, At ft l M for I1KAZII. and l.t, rt-VTA COUNTKIF.s via IVruauiiiu.il. Pah la. Rio de Js nrlro, snd Natitoa. (er sleauishlp !4nr&elrla I'rlnc-n iletters must Ui directed per t-aaiAstriaa trlnce"l HATI'IIPAY At V HO A if for RUHOI'E. per .Irani ship i trurla. via OtiMnstown (letters for Oermsny inusi be illreeie.1 -per Ururla")! at fi A M for lilt CZll per steamship cvueeuttand. via I'ernsm buco. lislils, sud K'ii -Istielro iltttcr for North Uracil and Ij lists Countries must liedlrerted per On.ee. land" i. at rtA.JI. fnr EU lUll'E, p, r atem.utp Trave, via Southampton aud Hrenieu letter tor Fraare. xwliiertand, llaly.hpaln, 1'or iurfl, Turkev uud llrlli.n ludla mu.l bedlrn-ted per Tre"l al MA M for II KM U. tier tleajii ship Wirre cltftlera mu.t be directed "perVVrr ra' at V, HI A M ituppleineiitarvinA Ml for ST THOMAS and ST ritlilK. LEEWAKIl andWINIi VVAIlIllsLANIll.MAHTINlQUJC.andllAltHADeir per atealn.hlii Carlbbee ilellers for llrenaj. Irluldsd. aud Tobagumiut be directed' per Curio liee , t Hi A l for UK J'LATV COUNTHI illret,rf-r tteanishlp I'ssi-al; at In A M. taurpl uiriiiarv lu Hu A Ml for hhcti-nk iki l1.! J V.M VI0V. u. SVVAMI UV per .tramthlp Sib rondaek ileiirraforotherCilumlilsn Ports niu.tt tllecleit "iier Adlrondaek"!, at In HO A M for c VUlWIlf.. CUIAHAM. 1'ABAM'tl. sol VI' V , TVS, r .Irani. hip orliaba ileltera for oil..r Mexican Mate and Cuba must lie directed per 1 orUalis"). at HAM for NFTHl.KI.AMi: din I lr tteamtbip brarudsm. vis Rotierdsm ileiter. iniiti tvt dirrs-ted "per Miuuirndain"i,at 1JM lor twirl LANK dlres-t. per stesmahlp Ethiopia ! lilsurowii.turtmutl I. directed 'per LiliWla r,!,i.')1,ir!,',Cr,,i"",i7 " tiforKsiv ?yyATJ.HLfy,j "Ts'-V, SPAIN. I"OBTCOI ll'RKKY. and BKtTIMt INDIA tr stram.hip I s h'VJUSH".?.-". '" at- I M for I.A 1'l.t.Tl I t or STKILS dln-ct. per .tramthloTurnuolrf c Mails for thins and Japan per atramshlp U-esM' erromS.n rraiu-tscoi. cIom here dally un to Kepi i lu at a .tu K m Malla from Aculrall. exn-ii I West Au.lrjllai, HsmsII and FIJI Itltmlt lit steamabip VV.rrlniou ifruukV auciiuicri,i.louihrr Ulli after An Msau.t uptor-ept.Wal Sti I' J' Mall, for China sud Japan (specially addrte I inilyi, persleiuthliiLn.pres of China 'front Van fU.erj.tloaehefedally up lu hepc slOatel Til M Mails for Autltslls lexerpt tbncM for VVe.t Acutrslis, whu-Usrofcirwanlra vULuropei Neiv ealjD.l llawa.1, HJI. and Kuioan Islands per tli'iunehlp Mariposa tfrcu bu trtD.iM-o , ile.s hero dill uiito.-wpl 'lastil SO f M lor on n rival at New York of slraiuthlp Campania wit") UllUh nulla for Vutrall. Mall, for lis wall, prrausnislilp Ali.trslla if nun San Iran. I r'.. etoteheredull) uinolsept V3 at ll 30 I M Malls ror the bo. 1. 1) I.Unds. per ablu TrotJc I" ' irrocufUn Franc Iscui. close her dslly up U1M 4 at a Ju 1 M Mallt for Chin aud Japan en elali) addresiw.1 ciulli per Heaiu.hlp Vlclonv ifrouilacuiiiai. close here dally up to tent V14 JO I M Malls lor New i-cujudUuJ. Ul rail ' ' VMlf5J,S !!'.?' ''.!'' tesucer.ilo at lilt ufU dally st a su I M Mtllt for llciueloo. by r.H lAoaton. and Ibeiue by stewuer, . Iae at ihUufn "'"I , Mall, for' Cuba c-loi It h oni.-e.Ullr TOO A M for forwardlugby slim E,.?,""Jl "S1".".4' ".'! ThurUy.l from ' Tami-J, Fla MalU for lnl.o. o,rl..-i.t uul 'tfj llrddree,l for le.tcli bj steamc el at tbl.um.ectajl i:cou v m ,i.ifJlitl.,fii''''lH". rortsrcJlto n .f i i lallysod Ihe a,l.e.uleof rlv-locl. arrann-l n prejuiupiuia til their uu ulrrrip l . seilsnl i .jMKrJ?"'l1f,f 'f ""'UlmUMueiiUr) Trsn.lli Ite UaJU usiwed above, sddluoual supirfeau a- nisi S SI...''lfl""J. .;a ,h P'r "t the Aaierh an I o'th lThi?Vi!ntl4I,ytt1"- nl la.lnoi."u'il wlbla To Miaul, uf lb. hour of teiiiiu of ,irsuir. w,.n- w t-UAWJStw n.-,TO.sVl-.uu.ur.