1895-03-05 PH Spelmna newspaper article on Building Collapse

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1895-03-05 PH Spelmna newspaper article on Building Collapse
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HOTEL in ex- The Broad- Wlll- the flve- lot Co. West Long com,- Church erection Syr- new Madison $1,000,000. of the of Ill Execu- house, St.; 26x100, tene- the north- st. with sale of R. build- St., Nos. $23,000 32,600 18,000 The Mayor Delf mined to Fix Responsibility v 'for the Bnilding Dfester, \ ALSO TALKS TO TJE CORONER, The Bnilding Supsrintettant Stands I with the Opponents of Gitei's Tenement-House Reforms,' 1 . HIS RESIGNATION IS NOT YET ASKED F01, Judg? Fitzgerald, in Charging the Orart ! Jury, Refora to the OrcHard Street and Malt-House Collapses. Thomas J. Brady, Superintendent or Buildings, was summoned to Mayor Strong's office yesterday and closed• questioned about last Friday's horrorsf} j the collapse of two buildings, one '4 them on Orchard street in course of construction. . -' The Power of Removal; bill looms itt like an awful nig-htmare before M{ Brady just now. He . has suspended • Timothy J. Ormsby, the inspector for th( 160; 000 160,1)00 2S.OOO 37.000 9,000 33,500 63,000 18,700 , E.CiOO 20,000 66,000 80,000 20,750 27,600 jl.250 JO.000 12,000 ' " Namii years. s C. she to hus- pre- Foley and his Broad- Taintor, of the also the real Dreans, departure Mr. annoyance. Forcible freedom. an- Emmet Cooper Irish Gen. delivered there entertainment. Belts the subsequent a close Ireland' district which Included . the orchard street building, and he is ma)in^: an investigation. That is about had to say to the Mayor. s, "I cannot see how I am to be held ;e». sponsible for the disaster," he said tqa| reporter. "It is a physical impossiblHjr, for the Superintendent to personally 1,- spe.-t the inspectors, and all of the saf^j guards provided by tho law were qfy served in the selection and appointmeit of Mr. Ormsby. I could not do more."! "It is unfair," he continued, "to rfr call the Park place disaster, and tty collapse of the building on MonroJ street where nine lives were lost j! coroner's jury after a careful investdg^ tlon found that that Monroe street col lapse was due to the high winds. Thi courts have decided that the collapse ol the Park place building was due to a) : explosion. "No mau could have foreseen the col lapse of that o:d malthouse on TentJ avenue," he concluded. i Inspector Ormsby was one of the flrsj appointees of Supt. ..Brady after he ha< induced the Legislature of 1892 to abolisi the Fire Department Bureau, of whlcl e was the head, and create for him t rand-new Department of Buildings rmsby Is about thirty-two years old nd a son of George Ormsby, for forty ears a builder and contractor. His ap-. lication for appointment as inspectoj r as signed by Alderman Nick Brownl t that time Justice Divver's lieutenam n the Second District; ','Trled and True') immie Oliver, Jacob i. H»lk, Edward [. Ga:iagher, Dr. John H. Coughlin and. "\ A. Burke & Co. He passeo> an ex-i mination as to fltness before a board f experts. i Mr. Brady's reference" to the "safl uards of the law" was unfortunate lew. of hip recent active opposition ertain sections of the Tenement-Houi ill, - which provides for fireproof bulk ngs and fireproof stairways and shaft; The opponents of this bill are builde: nd tenement-house owners, and Mi 3rady has sided with them as agains 1 '., uch , men as Hlchard Watson Gildeit Chairman of the late Tenement-HousS Commission and of the Committee oi| eventy's Committee on Tenement-IIous* -teform. The man Fryer, y who has pu; ti an amended tenement-.house bill it he Interests of owners and builders, IS aid to have close relations with the iuildlng Department. ., . II When Col. Strong had.; Supt. Brads] fit'ore him he asked if there was any^ Mng that he as Mayor of the city could 0'- in the matter of the Orchard street . Uaster. Mr. Brady said the case was entirely in the hands of the Coroner^' rMayor told Supt. Brady that ho. fed th"? matter thoroughly Investl-i H « L eu and then he sent, for Coronea O'Meigher, and told him he would comj munioite with the District-Attorney ano; isk tl&t cne of his most competent as-* sistant* be assigned to the case. Mr. Irady emerged frgm tho Mayor'g offlco Deling' and looking .much more cheerful than when he went In. Hia resignatfen had not been askorl for. Patricli H. Spelman, the builder ot Third atenuo and Nineteenth street, called onV.ho Mayor while Supt. Bradyi was thereland this revived tho talk that Spelman yas to be the new head oc :he Buildli^ Department. Mayor Strong said he hain't linked Brady to resign, and that hi/difln't believe.'Brady would •eslgn. In charsingtho now Grand Jury ye»ter-i day, Judge 'J'itzgerald called attention ;o last FrlAy's building dlsastera in those words: \ "There is arttaier class of crime which) comes under lie coKiilzancd of the lawv and it la wh<t might bo termed culpable I'G'gllffenclMany people are often placed In the Viost extreme danger in :ases where sufident oaro Is not taken by those In chafee, such as in the ease: of repairing sncCtaklns down of buildi and Is stree been No. 5 pas suffere been that h sh vloien ings. Such case; carefully alao Tried Robbery in thiprosenos of » CorpseV Watchers boslfle t>o coffin of J. Zltt* losen. which lay In a e rear of his fuis niture store, at No. yp Mulberry street'ii were startled at 5 A.yr. yesterday by OS stone crashing throuih tho plato-elassi window. A pdllcomanV)aught two men men* 10 said they were ifederlck Burnelln Boston, anfl John Ekr, of Bayton, O. ith were held for try in tho Tombs i confessed that who said the; of Be Both .... Court, Burnoll robbery was the object,Vnd that he had helped rob Richard Mostr's cigar otore, at. No. 72 Spring street. BUSINESS TEOUJLEB Thomaa Hart,' irtwlomtlo dealer' provlnlonit at No. 47 Jay ntroot. mont ywitorday to Vincent llosoi

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  1. The World,
  2. 05 Mar 1895, Tue,
  3. Page 8

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