Buffalo Courier from Buffalo, New York on February 1, 1901 · 7
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JW. !Htu,. i ' . . . -1 ) -s i . f r. v. FOR PAR-AM. OF HAY Structure of Unique Archi tectural Design Will Represent Manitoba at the Exposition. EXHIBITS FROM WINNIPEG Billt Making Appropriations ; for tht traction of New Jaraey Building Ara Introductd in Legislature. (By Special Wire to The Courier.) Montreal, Que., Jan. 31. Manitoba prbably have one of the most i!.bulldinSs at the Pan-American -'on- F- W. Heubach. manager SI u WlnIP Industrial Fair, which way ls one the n108 import-"t . Its kind on the continent, arrived In Montreal today on his way to wuwi. 'ifhwe he will lay before the n. er ot Agriculture his novel proposition to advertise the Canadan Northwest at Buffalo next summer. Mr. Heubach. In an Interview with a Courier representative, said: "My experience has taught me that exhibits of a general nature and fine buildings . do not make a lasting impression on the public, and for that reason we mean to attract the people by something out of the ordinary. BUILDING OF PRESSED HAT. "I propose not only to have a novel exhibit, -but also to erect a building of unique architectural design, to be built almost entirely of bales of Manitoba pressed hay, festooned with our wheat, oats and straw and decorated with vegetable products. The feature of the inside of the building will be as large a collection of the exhibits from the Winnipeg Fair as can be gathered together. Our fair will be over by the end of 'July and many of the dairy, live stock and agricultural exhibits will then be moved down to Buffalo and placed on exhibition there until October. "Our building will be enclosed with a wall also built of hay. straw and agri cultural products generally, which will produce, on a reduced scale, but with historical accuracy, the outline of old Fort Garry, which stood on the site of the City of Winnipeg. Although the fort Is gone, with the exception of the gateway, drawings of it exist, and these will enable us to build a replica. "This fort will be garrisoned by a detachment from the regular forces of Canada, probably a squadron of mounted dragoons. The whole exhibit will be spectacular in effect." Mr. Heubach while East will confer with the Canadian Pacific Railway officials in regard to transportation of Manitoba's exhibit. HEW JERSEY IirSTLINQ. By Special Wire to tbe New Yorlc Herald and' Buffalo Courier. Trenton, N. J., Jan. 31. New Jersey Is to be well represented at the Pan-American Exposition at Buffalo. It is proposed to have a New Jersey building at the Exposition for the reception and use of visitors from this state. In this building will be exhibited historical relics and other objects of interest associated with the state's history. ... Two bills providing appropriations for carrying out this programme were introduced, in the Assembly Monday night. The bill that will probably be reported by the committee Is that introduced by Assemblyman Bacheller of Newark, authorizing the appointment of a commission of four members to erect the New Jersey building and assume charge of New 'Jersey's Interest at the Kxposltlon. their expense to be paid by the state. $50,000 ASKED FOR. It Is estimated that for the work proposed an appropriation of $50,000 will be necessary. R. C. Jenkinson of Newark is chairman of the temporary commission appointed by Governor Voorhees some time ago at the request of the Exposition management. The other members are Oberlin Smith of Bridgeton, Mrs. Henry Klliott Mott. of Elisabeth, and Dr. Mary J. Dunlap of Vineland. This commission will doubtless be reappointed by the Governor when the Legislature passes the bill authorizing the creation of a permanent commission and making an appropriation for its use. i ' Mr. Jenkinson said that he had seen several members of the appropriation committee of the Legislature and all approached were favorable, to the granting of the appropriation suggested. Senator Stokes has agreed to introduce a similar bill In the Senate. TO CI' RES THE GRIP IN TWO DAYS Laxative Bromo-Quinine removes the cause. DELAWARE AVENUE BRIDGE $8,400 Lowest Bid; Slightly Exceeds Appropriation, but Committee Is Satisfied. The .Aldermanlc Committee on Bridges met last night, and with the aid of Corporation Counsel Cuddeback finally disposed of the Delaware Avenue bridge project by reporting in favor of awarding the contract to the American Bridge Company at a cost of $8,400. The new structure is to be completed in time for the opening of the Exposition. , ! When the question was taken up It was found that , the lowest bid presented was that of the American company. Their figure of $8,400 exceeded .the amount set aside for the bridge .construction by $900. It was found that the approaches to the structure would cost $600, making a total of discrepancy of $1,500. Corporation Counsel- Cuddeback was then asked for an opinion. He said it had been the aim of the committee and those interested to have the bridge completed in time for the Exposition. There ls at present, he said, $40,000 set aside for tha- construction of a bridge over the Blackwelt Canal at South Michigan Street. As it will be necessary to procure $40,000 more before work on this latter structure can be begun, Mr. Cuddeback said that so far as he could see,' the most feasible, way out of the difficulty would be to borrow the necessary $1,500 from the Blackwell bridge appropriation for the present. The committee agreed with Mr. Cuddeback and finally voted to let the contract ta the American Bridge - Corn er with u agreement mat me -via to m eomputM in tune tor C0ETHACT3 T02. SETTEES. Alderauanlc Committee Last Nlaht Acted Favorably on Three. Three contracts were favorably acted upon by the Aldermanlc Committee on Sewers last night. For work at the south end of Woodside- Avenue, Jacob Ritzman's bid of $691 was decided lowest and favorably reported. A contract for work at the north end of Woodslde Avenue will be recommended with Thomas McKeown. His figure is 11,195. - W. O. Smith received the vote of the committee for the contract for work on the west side of Grote Street, and the cost will be $524. The committee announced that nothing would be done in the Cazenovla Park sewer question until a conference with the Park Commissioners could be arranged. INDIGNANT AT UNION'S ACTIONS ..... t . .) : National Foundry men's Asso . ciation Will Thoroughly Investigate Case of - Six Hungarians. 1 SIMILAR CASE OF SPY Union Man Stnt from Ntw York Was Caught in Buffalo and Sent Down as Vagrant Mistake Discovtred. The story of "the six .Hungarian labor ers, who were railroaded to the penitentiary, as told In yesterday's Courier, has occasioned general Indignation, and there seems to be a demand on the part of citizens to go to the bottom of the affair, and uncover the guilty parties. It is Intimated that the National Foun- drymen's Association of Cleveland may take up the case, as the men who went to prison In Buffalo had been employed by it. The six laborers were released yester day, and went to Cleveland in charge of an agent of the National Foundry- men's Association. They came out of the penitentiary Jn a sorry condition, and expressed themselves freely on the boasted subject of free American Institutions. All had been shaven in the penitentiary, and it will be some time before they will be able to forget their experience with Buffalo unionism. ' LOST HIS BEARD. One of the laborers went into the penitentiary with a long, flowing white beard, which had been attached to him for years, and in a way he returned the attachment. When he was released, he rubbed his beardless chin sadly and commented: 1 "I am a poor laboring man, but I would not have parted with my beard for $50. I will not live long enough to grow another one like it." A prominent attorney, who represents the National Foundrymen's As sociation, told a Courier reporter last night that the facts in the case had been fully explained to John A. Penton. the secretary of the association, and he intimated that steps would be taken to deal out a dose of the same medicine to the men who Instigated the plot against the freedom of six law abiding men. He also said that, a demand will be made for the suspension and removal of Sergt. Jordan and Patrolman Eckner, who arrested the six Hungarians as vagrants. He says there is no doubt but that the plot was hatched in Council Hall, and that Martin F. Murphy was a prime mover In the affair. Ml HPHY MAKES DENIAL. Murphy, was seen by a Courier re-porter last night, and denied emphatically having had any part In the conspiracy. He said: f "Why, I was completely thunderstruck when I read of the case in the papers. I was not at Council Hall at all on the night in question, nor was I there at the , time it is claimed the men were brought there. I am as Innocent of the whole case as you are." An amusing story is told of the employment of the same tactic against a union man several weeks ago. and is vouched for by authority as true. National interest is taken by the mold-ers in the Cleveland strike, and a union man was detailed from New York to go to Cleveland, in the capacity of a spy, to ascertain if any union men were working for the Cleveland corporation. The spy dropped off in Buffalo and for fear that his plans would become known In Cleveland in case he passed here as a union man, he posed here as a scab. Soon after his arrival he was arrested as a vagrant, under the same process of operation as the Troy men, and was committed to the penitentiary. Later inquiries were Instituted from New York, and the union agitators in Buffalo became Informed of their mistake. After some trouble they secured the release of the spy, who returned to New York to let his hair grow. VASE OF FLOWERS FOR RALPH. D. Clark Ralph, on his retirement from the office of Deputy City Comptroller, to assume the duties of secretary of the Empire State Savings Bank, was yesterday presented, with a magnificent vase of flowers as a tribute of esteem from the Comptroller's staff. i ! NEGLIGENCE SUIT. The suit of Mary Ann Caldwell, as administratrix of the estate of her husband, William K. Caldwell, to recover $20,000 damages for the loss of her husband's life, was begun before Justice Childs in Part 1' of the Supreme Court yesterday. It Is alleged that the death was due to a collision caused by an over-worked engineer sleeping while on his engine. hiloh's Consumption Cure cures coughs and cold at once. I We don't mean that it relieves you for a little while it cures. It has been doing this for half a century. It has saved hundreds of thousands of lives. It will save yours if you give it! a chance. "I aav received vx mac benefit from H, thai I alwaya . recommend Shiloh'f for ceufha, - throat, branchial aa luaf trouble." CHAS. VANDERCAR, WaMrford, N. V. IkllaVi CaanmBtlaa Care la sold toy alt drngglata at See, 50e, SI.OO av bettl. A printed guarantee goes wttfc every kettle. If yea are net aatUfle go to jreur draggl ge your seoaey bee. WftMfoHnsatraaad aa ee aeaat a, c. Wato a fae. ft ey,U.V, BIO' i SWEDE ; SUDDENLY GOES INSANE iV an Named Emil Uppstrom Loses His Mind While Waiting in New York Central Station. BELIEVED TO BE WEALTHY i.- Hi Was Arretted and Taktn to the i! - Stationhouse Whtre Hi Bt-I came ViolentComes from Minnesota. x - Shortly after" 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon, a man wearing a large fur coat, walked into the waiting room at the New York Central station. He was a big, muscular looking fellow, and naturally attracted considerable attention. After asking a few questions from the gentleman, he went into the restaurant. Shortly afterwards he came out. t Then he walked up the stairway leading to the bridge over the tracks, but when he reached the door opening onto the bridge, he suddenly turned around, and i announced in a loud voice:.! ''!--- ' , . "By heavens, I've lost it!" One of -the ushers was among the many : who heard the remark, and he ran to the top of the stairs. 'Lost what?" asked the usher, breathless from his hurried trip up the stairs . i ' "Lost all my money," answered the fur-coated stranger. xou didn't lose it around here, did 1?'! i youi GOT NO ANSWERS. But the USher rerelvorl nn mnW TViA stranger simply stood still and stared vacantly into i nn tv, nthi . peated his question several times, but r repiy. i nen ne went down stairs again, and paid no more attention, to the man on the stairs. Five minutes later tha errn no-or- downj Those In the crowd still had i.irir eyes upon him, but that fact seemed to have little impression on him. iHe went over to the newstand. bought a paper and settled down to read.il For fullv ten mimits. v. quletjy on one of the benches, when ouuuifniy ne aroppea his paper and ran oiuer ena oi tne room. Ushers trledKtO Ston him hti V, strength of a giant, and shook them ofT as if they were pigmies. hen he stopped running he looked under the benches. By this time Patrolman Arthur McDonald was found and Informed of the stranger's peculiar actions. j 'What's the trouble here?" asked the patrolman quietly as he approached the fellow, who was now in a kneeling posture.? He looked up and a silly grin was the only answer the policeman received. WILLING TOGO. "Better come with me," suggested the policeman. I "Certainly," was the reply! "Where are you bound for?" "For a. hotel over here." The stranger then got up and with the policeman left the depot. On the way jover to the 1st Precinct Station, where he was later locked up on a charge of insanity, the stranger became; more talkative. He said his name was Em 11 Uppstrom, that he was 35 years old, and came from Mankota, Minn. He said he originally came to this country from Sweden, and that he was on his way back to his native land. i When searched at the stationhouse letters were found In his possession written In Swedish. From other papers on him it was learned that he was very wealthy, jand a large owner in timber lands, ii But the Dearth of the officers failed to ; reveal any cash. For a person on his . way to Sweden It waa thought strange that Uppstrom should have so little, i money. It gave rise to a suspicion that he i may have been robbed on his way to Buffalo. The desk sergeant was about to ques tioh him on the subject when Uppstrom suddenly became violently insane and had to be placed in a strait jacket. He will be examined by Dr. Fowler to day. ; GRIP VICTIM A SUICIDE FOUND LTINO DEAD NEAR HIS j HOME WITH EMPTY PISTOL i BESIDE HIM. (By Special Wire to The Courier.) Titusville. Jan. 31. Samuel B. Hun ter, who became delirious with grip and pandered from his home at East Hftkory. Pa., fwas found dead this morning at a point near home, where he i had committed suicide. A slx-f shooter, with one empty chamber, was lying hear nis siae. PUBLIC MUST GET IN EARLY. Adrlsed to Subscribe for Satager. j - feat Concert Scats aa Soon ! ; . aV Poaalbfe. This ; Saengerfeat Association held a meeting last night at Orpheus Hall, at! Main and High streets. Owing to the Inability of President Lautz to at tend the meeting. Vice-President Miller presiaea. . Nine different committees reported to j the general committee. The min utes i; of the executive and financial committees were read and approved by: the general committee. After the meeting Vice-President Miller said a fact which should be impressed on the minds of the public is thati!he principal seats for the Convention Hall concerts will be reserved for the stockholders of the association. So it the public wish to reserve seats for ihe concerts, they must subscribe early : .-. ' v- . j! 'j' - '!'''. I ," ' ' I- jf M ALICIoi'S YOUNGSTERS. Tim TJMtstnatrlnlr and John TViib-Vim-tv 17 '. and 12 years of ' age respectively, threw a. Rtnn thrmirh the rinnr nf u house in Perry Street. Christ Farrel, a patrolman of the 2d Precinct Station, nappe nea to be the occupant of the house. He chased after the boys and arrested them, j He took' them to the 7th precinct Stationhouse, from which place they were removed to the 2d Precjnct Station in the patrol wagon. The charge is malicious mischief. CI.KARIN'G HOISE REPORT. fLor ending January 31st., $4.822;330.16; balances, Js57.717.28; clearings for corresponding week last year, $4,420.-882,53(3 balances.! 1771.288.07: clearings for the month of January. 125,691,686.35; balances. J4.113, 761.35; clearings for corresponding montn last ,year $23,336,866.02; balances, $4,11146.43. i . j (BRAND JtRY RECONVENES. the grand Jury of the Criminal Term of the Supreme Court reconvened yesterday and considered further evidence In the divorce imill scandal. The Gold Dollar cm is likely to com. bafora mm ty - ! ..-'i DEAD AT AGE OF 111. Alexander Colmaabna, Bniralo'a Ola. . est Cltlaen, Passes Away ' at His Home. Wltlr the passing away , of Alexander Columbus. Buffalo and, It is thought, New York State, loses its oldest citlsen. Mr. Columbus died, at his home, No. 702 Abbott Road, yesterday at the remarkable age of 111 years.- Mr.- Columbus . was the husband of the late Pomella Columbus, and was f well known . throughout , the southern section of the city. - The funeral will be held on Sunday at 1 o'clock from the family home, and at 2:30 o'clock from .Our Lady of Lourdes French Church, Main and Best streets. IMMEDIATE TRIAL TO BE REQUESTED (Continued From Page One.) which Miss Sheldon slept on that night. One led to Miss Fosburg's room and the other to the- hallway. It ; was the former door, and not the latter, that Miss. Sheldon" opened. ; Until this time it had been supposed that it was the hall door which' Miss" Sheldon opened. Mrs. Sheldon, mother of the young-woman, said in relation to this this afternoon:.' "... ' .,: : : .'! j. . "We "had supposed . until within a day. or , two ago . that Bertha saw the body lying in. the hall. I don't know whether we got that impression - from what Bertha told us. or whether it was from the papers. But a day or two ago I understood Bertha to say that that the statement that It was in the hallway that she saw the body was false." ' ' Miss Sheldon, when asked where the body was, did not hesitate a moment, but replied immediately: "She was lying In her own room, Just a little way from my door, and the family was standing about her. They said the body had not been touched." This is exactly the place in which the medical examiner stated that the body was lying, so there is no conflict between the testimony of Miss Sheldon and the physician on that point. When asked about the statement to the effect that both the door leading Into the hall and the one leading Into Miss Fosburg's room were closed. Miss Sheldon replied: "It was ajar Just a little. The door leading to my room was closed and I opened it when I looked In after being awakened." ' The mother of Miss Sheldon stated that It was her daughter's habit to leave her room door open a trifle at evening. NIAGARA COUNTY CENSUS FIGURES DETAILS OK POPULATION AN NOUNCED BY WARDS OF CITIES, TOWNS AND VILLAGES. (By Special Wire to The Courier.) MlddleDort. Jari. 31. Official returns for the recent census give the towns and villages of Niagara County the following population: Citv of LockDort 1st Ward. 1.6S5: 2d -it- 9 ATM!- VA Wor lt Wnrrf 2.T7S: Bth Ward. 3.975 : 6th Ward. 2.&14Y This shows a total for Lockport of 16,581 for 1900, as against 16,033 in ism City of Niagara Falls 1st Ward, 5.584; 2d Ward. 6.275 : 3d Ward. 5.430 : 4th Ward. 3,168. Total for Nlagrara Falls of 13.457 for 1900, as against lo.w.y in North Tonawanda villaee 1st Ward, 3.121; 2d Ward. 2,931; 3d Ward, 3.017. Total for North Tonawanda 9,069 for 1900, as airalnst 4.793 In 1890. ! The figures for the towns ajd villages are aa follows: Towns. Cambria 1900, 1.8X0 2.72S 1890. 2.007 2,843 2.577 2.773 3.170 10.979 1.514 Hartland Lewiston 3.221 Lockport 2.55 Newfane 3.24S Niagara 1,0 Pendelton 1.364 Porter 2.235 Royalton - 4.797 Somerset l.&SJ 2.210 4,632 l.Wii 2.9S7 Wilson i 2,8X1 Wheat-field 1,9:'6 Villas 4.015 Middleport 1.931 1.217 Iewlston 697 643 Wilson - 612 Younirstown 647 490 La. Salle i 661 From town of Royalton about 900 should be deducted for village of Gasport. ' PATTERSON GUILTY. MINNIE LEWIS MURDERER CON VICTED AND SENTENCED TO IMPRISONMENT FOR LIFE. (By Special Wire to The Courier.) Lockport. Jan. 81.' John Patterson, tried (for the murder of Minnie Lewis, was found guilty at 3:30 o'clock of murder in the second degree. He waives the usual two days' and will be sentenced by Justice Keneflck this afternoon to life imprisonment as required by law. Patterson, calm throughput the trial, almost broke down. after the tension was relieved. He wept as he shook Attorney Crowley's hand. LAYERY WINS IN A TWO-MILE RACE BUFFALO LOSES j WESTERN NEW YORK ROLLER SKATING CHAMPIONSHIP CONTEST. (By Special Wire to The Courier.) 1 Tonawanda, Jan. 31. At the old Armory roller skating rink tonight James Lavery of this city, who defeated John Glick of Black Rock last week for the Western New York championship, easily defeated William Duschlnskey In defending the championship, medal In a two-mile race. Chester L. Blackhall of Buffalo, who was also entered to skate against Lavery, did not' start owing to the fact that he could not hold the corners and consequently had no show. John Click and many other prominent skaters of Western New York were in attendance. After the race John Gltck. who Lavery defeated last week, challenged Lavery to again race on next Thursday evening for the beautiful medal. Lavery accepted the challenge ' and the race will undoubtedly be for blood as Glick is bound to regain his lost laurels. Work on the remodeling of the big six-story brick block In North Tonawanda, which the owners, the Fidelity Company, have decided to convert into an up-to-date hoRtlery. was commenced today. Contractor Wheatall of the village has the work. Christian Biedrich of this -village, a young and popular Democrat. - has announced his candidacy for the- nomination of town clerk on . the Democratic ticket. Although there are three other aspirants for the town clerk nomination on the Democratic ticket. It is almost certain, judging from the feeling over the public announcement of Diedrlch, that he will pass all his competitors in the race. If nominated It is generally conceded that he can win easily, owing to his great popularity among followers of both parties. . ;. - RENDER WILL PROBATED. The will of the late Jacob Render of this city was admitted to probate yesterday. He left real estate .worth $7,-000 and personal property valued at 33.800.- His widow, Elisabeth Bender. bm bn appotntad artrnlnstratrtx. THEATER ON OLD CHURCH SITE New Playhouse to Be Known as the Be Lafayette Will Erected on Broadwav. i TO PRESENT BURLESQUE Will Be Membsr of the Strohg Empire Circuit, Which Control! Houstt All . Ovtr the I Country. So -numerous have been the wild stories, idle -gossip and beautiful dreams of new theaters for this city that Buffalonians had come to regard any mention of a new. playhouse for the Pan-American city as a joke, plain and simple, But the cry of wolf has been heard Just once too often. Buffalo ls honestly going to have a new place of amusement. ' Yesterday securing for final leases were signed, five years the site of old Lafayette Church, on Broadway, Just across from the soldiers' monument. The company behind the project ls known as the Lafayette Theater Company of Buffalo. Itls Intended to break ground immediately for the erection of one of the most palatial amusement houses in the state, to be known as the Lafayette Theater. WILL SEAT 1,500. The plans call for the erection of a handsome fire-proof structure, with a seating capacity of 1,600 people, which will make the new resort the largest In floor space In the city. It is understood that the peoplWback of the enterprise are those theatrical managers composing the route known as the Empire circuit. Including houses managed by Kernan & Rife of Baltimore and Washington, Harry. Williams of Pittsburg;, Drew & Campbell of Cleveland, and theaters in St. Louis, Chicago, Cincinnati and other towns of Importance. ! This circuit controls the best talent obtainable in the line of ' burlesque, which style of amusement the new theaters will offer. The property secured by the syndi cate has a frontage of 66 feet on Broad way and 40 feet on Washington Street. It is expected that the new theater will be ready for business by the date set for opening the Pan-American Exposition May 1st. Charles M. Bagg, well-known In Buffalo and Syracuse theatrical circles will be the manager. NEGOTIATING FOR SOME TIME. Negotiations looking toward securing: the property have- been going on for about three months. . and assumed somewhat definite shape a few days ago when. Messrs. Kernan & Rife arrived in Buffalo, as exclusively told In The Courier.! In addition to the theatrical managers' names given above, the signatures of Wi M. Luther and Mrs. Clara Bagg of Buffalo appear upon the lease. L SCHOOL - t - TO OE REBUILT -! ' Fredonla Teirs of Draft of Bill Appropriating $170,000 to That End. (By Special Wire to The Courier.) Fredonla. Jan. 31. Teleerama rprolvoil from Albany! this afternoon bring the news that the draft of the bill carrying the appropriation for the new school building to replace the burned Fredonla Normal has been completed and would have been introduced into the Assembly today but for the unexpected adjourn ment or tne legislature out or respect to the memory of Senator .Parsons. The bill will carry an appropriation of .1 "l AAA , .11.1 . . J I . iiu.uuu in aauiuon to tne insurance money now in the hands of the local board. This will make a total of 2S1,000 for building and equipment. - The bill also carries the usual provision for letting contracts to the lowest bidders, etc. - - This amount, $251,000. which Includes the JS1.000 insurance, is more than any-Normal school building in the state has cost and win give Fredonla wnat Deputy Superintendent Alnsworth said when in Fredonla early this month: "Fredonla will have the building rebuilt and it will be the finest Normal school building In the state." That! will also mean one of the finest school buildings In the world. Builders who have looked the ground over and inspected the great piles of bricks and stone around the ruins sav that this material is very valuable and that a large part of it can be used for inside walls in the new building. This will make the appropriation go much farther in equipment. Dr. Francis iB. Palmer, principal of the Fredonla Normal School, was called to Albany Monday of this week to confer with State Architect Helnes. No one out-side of that office has yet seen the plans for the new building. NEW YORK BREAKS CIVIL SERVICE RULES CHARGES BEFORE THE STATU : i COMMISSION INVOLVING ERIK COLNTY AND NEW YORK POLICE BOARDS. Albany, Jan. 31. Charges were made today to the State Civil Service Commission that gross violations of civil service rules and regulations take place In the manner in which promotions are made in the New York City police department. Secretary George McAneny of the Kew York Civil Service Reform Association appeared before the State Commission and made a statement concerning practices which, it is alleged, exist in the department. The case of Sergeant Nally. who claims to have been discriminated against when promotions to captaincies were made,' was discussed. Secretary McAneny urgea tne mate Commission to take action and to ad dress a communication to the New York Cifv Civil Service Commission, pointing out to It the violations complained of and instructing it to do Us duty ana see mat th nollcft department complies.! with the state civil service law and the regulations and rules framed thereunder, tne com mission will consider the matter at its session tomorrow. Sheriff Samuel Caldwell of Erie County, his . attorney, Mr. Flelschmann. and Ansley Wilcox, representing the .Civil Service Reform Association of Buffalo, appeared before the Commission relatlv to the appointment of deputy sheriffs in Erie County. The Commission some time ago authorised the Sheriff to appoint thirty-nine deputy sheriffs without competitive examinations. He has appointed forty-two. He explained that tne additional deputies are paid from his fs and the Conamlston e ecll3 that km fci lirat to aurpc-jt ,C: Mil ASS LAdlaWAHIJA tu MAKE COHHECTlOnS DANS VILLE PEOFLH IN MASS MEETING .APPOINT A COMMITTER TO TREAT WITH RAILROAD COMPANY. - (By Special. Wire to The Courier.) Dansviile, Jan. 31. A meeting of representative citizens and business men was held here last night to induce the officials of the Lackawanna road to purchase the Dansviile A Mount Morris road, and build an extension from here to perkinsvllle to connect with the main line. . This project would enable the Lackawanna to abandon the road over the hill from Groveland to Perkinsvllle when the new route is completed. It is said the bridges over Little Mill Creek and at Culberton's Glen in this vicinity are weakening, and that they are not substantial enough for the heavy traffic of the road at the. present time. They were built eighteen years ago, and recently ; have had new ties of Southern pine put on at a .heavy expense. Now, on account of the unsatisfactory condition of these immense viaducts, it is stated the Lackawanna officials talk of filling in the gorges. Immense culverts will have to be constructed and long retaining walls built before the work of filling can be commenced. It will be a stupendous piece of work, requiring considerable time and a vast amount of labor, embracing the enormous expenditure of from six to seven hundred thousand dollars. . The line south from Mount Morris up the valley Is comparatively level for a distance of thirteen - miles, as evidenced bythe thirteen-mile level of the old Genesee Valley Canal, that was built along the western side of the valley. From the first lock to the extreme southern end of the valley, a distance of some six miles, the elevation ls about 76 feet to the mile. From Dansviile ; to Perkinsvllle the grade will be heavy. In the neighborhood of 100 feet to the mile for three miles; so that the grade from Dans, vllle over . the new line to Wayland, the dividing line between the Genesee and the Cohocton valleys, a distance of six miles, will be extremely heavy, but this ls offset by the fact that the heavy grade from Groveland to Way-land of the present line will be reduced one-half in distance. It is thought the project Is a perfectly feasible one, that will be of mutual benefit to the railroad and town. The freight business of Dansviile, with its growing industries, has become very extensive. It is claimed that nine-tenths of the business ls now done over the D. & M. road. Considering the heavy expenditures soon to be incurred in the reconstruction of the road at the gorges named on the hillside, and in view of securing the entire passenger and freight business of the town, it ls thought the Lackawanna officials will carefully consider the wishes of the citizens of Dansviile In regard to the, new project. The Hon. John B. Morey, Editor A. O. Bunnell and Frank G. Hall were appointed a committee to notify the Lackawanna officials of . the action taken at this meeting. , TROLLEY PLEASES ALL MIDDLEPORT FARMERS AND MANUFACTURERS I SEE PROSPERITY IN THE NEW RIDGE ROAD. (By Special Wire, to The Courier.) ; Middleport, Jan. 31. The Ridge Road trolley is still the topic of discussion In this village and vicinity, as well as along the proposed route of construction. A number of the largest fruit shippers in Niagara County and who have very large Interests along the route of the 'new line express themselves as heartily in favor of it. Every manufacturer in Middleport as well as a majority of the business- men heartily favor the new line and , will give it every possible encouragement. Some business men oppose It on the grounds that if the line goes through it will hurt their business to a large ex tent, they claiming that their patrons will go either to Buffalo or Rochester to trade. Manufacturers of Middleport and every town along the line say it would be the means of saving hundreds of thousands of dollars in the course of a year. Middleport ls peculiarly situated. One half the town is on a high plain while the remainder lies at the foot of a steeD hill. As It now is the New York Central cannot run a switch to the north side of the town on account of the steep grade. And the largest and many of the factories or tne village are located on the north side. The expense of draw ing the freight to and from the freight depot amounts to a large sum in a year a time. By coming to Middleport, the trolley line would receive a large share of all freight handled here. The farmers living north and south of the Ridge express hearty approval of the trolley line, and are giving it a very strong support. Many others think the Ridge Road is the place for a trolley line with loops into ail the big towns. A. study of the specifications of the new road reveal some interesting facts which are unusual to trolley lines. The steel In the laying of the tracks Is specified to be of the same weight as that used by the steam roads. , AH the bridges will be of steel and the. tracks will be built to carry the heaviest loads carried on a common railroad. Another feature is that there will be no short curves such as is common on an ordinary trolley road. In busy times it is the intention of the company to run trains of not less than twenty cars for freight traffic. The motives specified are of sufficient power to haul a loaded train of this length at twenty miles an hour. A member of the company, states that in case the railroad commissioners grant a franchise the company would immediately file an adequate bond and proceed at once with the construction of the road. NEW YORK DEATH RATE GRIP ADDS 11,000 VICTIMS, WHICH INCREASES THE TOTAL BEYOND PREVIOUS RECORDS. Albany. Jan. SI. The number of deaths in this state in 1900 was 128.46S. according to reports made to the State Board of Health. This exceeds the number In 1899 by 6,647 and the average for the past five years by 8.000. Concerning smallpox and grippe the annual bulletin says: y smallpox was brought from outside to seventeen places during the first half of the year, with outspread. From August to November the state was free from it; then a traveling minstrel troupe left it at three localities in the eastern part of the state whence It spread and at the end of the year it existed at five places and their vicinities with nromlse of further snread. Of fourteen deaths, four have occurred outsiae New York City. ne grippe epidemic of the year was unusually severe, lasted six months and probably added 11.000 to the mortality. During December there were ,-SW deaths. t iiArtTca REVISERS MEETING. The Charter Revision Commlttts will Pf1 4t Cl7 Hail this e 1 ft BR. - rM 70 ubftriSqBsra, Oiffi!;, I Thai ni4 nr" Specialist in Cz'. UAKES KO EXPERIMENTS OV IF IN NEED of medical attaV want the best, especially wha get the best at moderate cost. Y 1 a physician who will mare good I i f ises. Dr. Walker legally guarant. 1 1 feet cure of every case he underti" You want a physician of deap Dr. Walker possesses diplomas 1. best medical colleges In the worli t 25 years' experience as Prof -turer. Author and Speciallat. You want a physician well 'r with scientific appliances. Dr. 7t every apparatus, instrument mt i . of proven value, including the lat most complete combination of 4 devices in New York tftate. for ministration of electricity in ec' with medicines whenever deamc ( ble. . You want a physician who fl nently located In Buffalo. Dr. Ye practiced here for years and 1st. r malnlng In Buffalo for Ufa. " ABOVE ALL YOU WANT A T CI AN WHO. WILL DEAL HO.. WITH YOU. Dr. Walker wU I. to hundreds of well-known, rtr business men he has cured, also 9 k. and Commercial Agencies as t L J i mercial standing. y : HUNDREDS RESTOttO Td P' DAILY PRAISE HIS CT 'Cg Ordinarv affections, like C STOMACH TROUBLES, LIV1 J KIDNEY COMPLAINTS, BLO J KA8ES, RHEUMATIBM. NEUiJU FEMALE COMPLAINTS, etc. rf almost like magic by Dr. Wall-. 4 in curing those most serious dUr-- PARALYSIS. HEART DIBEAtU, FITLA. NKRVOL'8 DEBILITY, i EXHAUSTION, and many other tvi nerve disorders that th great anl drous skill of this most successful t-j. clan ls best made manifest. - iyrt fl for svmptora blank If MrtrVr If I IIC of the city. Thousands cul t home through correspondence. . . Cbarres forTrestneit Very c.7.S; DAILY OFFICE HOURS ! A. tX. i P. M. SUNDAYS 10 A. M. TO li li . Consultation ASPHALT COMPANY ANTI-TRUST , CONCERN OEXTXT. READY TO UTILIZE THEIB niCO VENEZUELAN CONCESSION. By Special Wire to the New Ye" ? Herald aid Buffalo Coorter. Etizaleth,. Jan. SI. The Wavntor ( , I Quinlan Asphalt Company of 8yrC" ") have, it is creditably reported, bou-' 1 the Job Winans estate and a co of adjoining farms at Tremiey Pc. x-Linden Township. - in all about X. acres, on which it is said the com;: v ' proposes to erect a big plant for I manufacture of asphalt. The 4ossltH purchase have not yet been recof , In the Union County clerk's office. The land said to be secured extr-' from the Grazeill chemical worts, t; along the Arthur Kill, to trie of the Rahway River, and theitn t land to Tremiey Station on the Lc Branch Railroad. It also runs al" the tracks of the Long Branch 41vt of the Jersey Central for a conaldwrx, ; . distance, arid there are flrst-claes t: ities for shlppinr by rail or water t- products manufactured by tha j!j 1 when in operation. The price paid by the Warner ' Quinlan Company for the land haa r been made public. The company I been recognized in Venezuela by l government and Is a formidable rt of the asphalt truat. The nercUl-f or the purchase of the property t. been In progress for some tlaae, wJlv TAXPAYERS PE0TXCT. - Meeting Called at Wellaa ta t enaa Bardeaaosae CanaveUaai Aa-' . rianrat la Tfcelr Ceauatr - .'( Welland. Jan. 31. Welland Cou-ty f payers meet In Court House,. C on Monday afternoon, February tJi 1 at 2 p. m., to discuss the intefrj trade and banking questions of Ca V The Ontario Assessment act wt.1 be discussed with respect to such c ges aa will levy the burden of tax more evenly upon the ass aa ble par in Ontario. Niagara Falls Town w. represented to move against tea 1 iron assessments, wherein their . I ests in three valuable Interna tior'J 1 bridges over the Niagara River la town are assessed as scrap Iron. c-T serious loss to their municipal tr W. M. German, M. P.. and J. F. i M. P. P., will, with others, adorr . meeting. Meeting called throurat stigatloa of James McCllve of Road.. . j 1- - - - ' V NO QUORUM PIUBWBHTJ ' ; The Aldermanlc Committee oa f did not meet last night, as there t a quorum present. GEHOINE DIAU0DD3 ; u SOLID GOLD VfAXCZZj ) j .-. . tal "Wlta. Ta . And various articles of Jewel. genuine diamonds, pearls, sL' blea and other precious ertee t gold settings; also ladies and re ' gold and silver watchee and ater too numerous to mention, are prizes distributed to purchasers choice tea sold by this compaey. . . can contains a good retail doiUrl ' of choice blended tea. Every I receives some prise. Among tile era yesterday who received V prizes were the following: ; - Mr. Wra. Weber, a butcher. IjB am St.. with his cans received Y gunt gold filled Jeweled watch. Amelia Maxon. seamstress, near 1 Falls, got with her purchase solitaire diamond set in so Hi r ued at $71.00. Mr. W. B. Pratt, i. Eaale Harbor. N. Y.. receive cans a handsome lady's H watch. American movement, wind. Mr. L. D. Dixon, a te Tonawanda, received with IJ tea JM.00 in cash ana Jewelry. . lis Hailer. waitress at Etatkr'a, her purchase a genuine so' . Riond. set In. solid gold. A. laborer, and D. R. PowoekL ( and E. L. Rlenso. dairyman, f caster, each received with W V tea elegant. 15-Jeweled, stem est, I Elgin watches. Hk solid goM. lowing recetved either an artlCTf ulne diamond, pearl. I ruby, or jewelry, solid gold settings, or wairh of Swiss t,r American I ' valuable. Thos. Story. 64 Bird Muener. as win ni. . uiin Klnnn and Richard Mack. V- Miss May Frank. 7i WalJew , with her tea a handsome y eled American watch. Vi Washington Market: ISc'-t' I with Dold Packing Co.. eact I rant full Jeweled Amenc- 9 other Drives were ahi 3 , ders from the country. , The display In the w " worth eomlrT r"ss t t oana H; sfx f or U r 1 en - .x: . "v. -

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