lUr TH& SUN, WEDNESDAY. SEPTEMBER 12, 1801 .
! Ml LIED ABOUT SPANKINGS.
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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,
; Q.-DId he ever speak angrily to Inmates? A.
.-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 ?"
" 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
"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-
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
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
" 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
"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
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.
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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
"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,
"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
" 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
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
OQWPERTHWAIT & GO.
FPRNITURE AND CARPETS.
NEW STORES 14TH ST.
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
OOWPERTHWAIT & CO.,,
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lllhnaMliilsit Hit lslSavm"s-nn aiirs-ft
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
"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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 '
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 !"
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 '
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
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.
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
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
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
(.ounscl to the Corporation.
No '4 Tryon How, ew nrk City.
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,
by Sending Your Advertising for
Through the i
American District Messenger
Nearest Your Location -t
Charges the Same as a
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.
HODGMAN RUBBER COMPANY,
nitntntrti. . ti.wrvi' tn ni-
t-OM. eUMA.MI KT. AW.I.STH sV.milrt.
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.
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
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
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.
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