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"6 THE BROOKLYN DAILY EAGLE. .... NEW YORK. TUESDAY. OCTOBER 14. 1902. GfiSTRO IS SURROUNDED BY VENEZUELAN REBELS. Seat of Government Changed From Caracas to a Point Not Stipulated. OFFICIALS LEAVE CAPITAL Latest Reports State That Battle Was Still Proceeding Skillful leader Opposed to the President. AVIlicmstad. Island of Curaeoa. October 14 Late advices say President Castro is surrounded by revolutionists and that his position is critical. The government of Venezuela, owing to the fear that the revolutionists might make a night attack on Caracas, and in view of the fact that Vice President Vincentc Gomez left that city yesterday morning with all the troops available. SOO men. to reinforce President Castro, has been transferred to the "Provisional Capital" of Venezuela in the Guacaipuro district, surrounding Los Teques, without any town or village being stipulated as the headquarters of the ministers. Consequently, the seat of the government may be in a railroad car or in some other place unknown to the general public. The Venezuelan government was also actuated in this matter by a desire not to reply to the questions of the foreign ministers, who have been daily asking for redress as the result of Injuries inflicted on the persons or properties of citizens of the couutries which they rcpre - . sent. The latest news from La Victoria, where an important engagement began Monday morning between the army of President Castro and the forces commanded by Generals Matos, Mendozl. Teraloza and Riera. was forwarded at 6 o'clock yesterday evening, at which time the battle was still proceeding and Vice President Gomez waG in a position to probably effect a junction with President Castro. Los Teques, where President Castro is quartered, is one hour by rail from Caracas, in a mountainous region 4.100 feet above the level of the sea. easy pf defense and thought by General Castro to be impregnable. Krom there he intends to bar the enly roads leading to the capital and 10 oblige the revolutionists to give battle. General Castro has opposed to him a skillful enemy in General Luciano Mendoza, an elderly man. who has taken part in a great many revolutions, and who is considered to be the h. - si general of the country. His junction with General Matos. the revolutionary loader, at last puts the latter in a position to assume the offensive. The revolutionists now have 10.000 troops at San Sebastian. San Juan de los Moros, Cua. Coumnre and Villa de Cura. On the other hand, desertion has played havoc with Genera! Castro's army. and. apart from his 4,000 to 5.000 Andine troops, he has no one to rely on. Betrayals, so frequent in these latitudes when governments arc threatened or doomed, have begun. It is now said that If the President is defeated In a decisive battle he will endeavor to reach La Guayra and flee to Maracaibo, from where he will continue the struggle, having already prepared the way by sending there large quantities of arms and ammunition. MERCILESS ON THE PEASANTS - Incited to Rioting by Awful Abuse From Russian Troops, They Get No Sympathy in Court. St. Petersburg, October 14 The trial of the peasants accused of destroying private property In Kharkov Province has been finished. Sentences not exceeding six months' imprisonment were imposed. The lawyers defending the prisoners offered to prove that peasants were whipped, their houses destroyed and their wives and (laughters violated by the. soldiery. The court refused to admit the testimony and the lawyers abandoned the defense. It was said that scarcely a woman escaped outrage in some of the villages. Many political prisoners exiled from rural districts are being allowed to return. Paul Milukov, the historian, who was sentenced to six months' imorisonment for par ticipation in a political meeting in 1900, has voluntarily returned from England to serve j his sentence. He will probably be released In a couple of months. Milukov will lecture in the United States in 1303. TO END HAYTIAN REVOLT. TJ. S. Minister Powell Has Proposed to ; Stop Hostilities in Order to Tnlk Over Peace. Port - au - Prince. Hayti, October 14 Acting on the initiative of United States Minister Powell, the Diplomatic Corps here has proposed a cessation of hostilities in order to arrange the preliminaries for peace between the revolutionists and the forces of the provisional government. The action of the representatives of the powers is generally appreciated, as the people are desirous of having the civil war brought to an end. St. Foix Colin, the Provisional Minister of the Interior, who recently called the population of Port - au - Prince to arms and left this city with a force of troop? to attack Montrouin. where the government troops sustained a severe defeat on Saturday, has returned hore without, engaging the revolutionists. TURKS TO PUSH CAMPAIGN. I I Trouble With Bulgaria. May Result in i More Severe Fighting. Constantinople. October 14 The Stilonlca - Monastir Railroad has been ordered to hold cars in readiness for the transportation of ' troops and military stores. A detachment of l!.:'.r.o soldiers left Salon - ica Sunday for Del" .V - ratch. a seaport of European Turkey, nitfty - two miles from Adrianople. A Bulgarian hand has been dispersed near! Fiorina, seventeen mile. - ; from Monastir. j Seven of them were killed. ; KING EDWARD AT THE RACES. London. October 1 - 1 King Edward arrived; at Newmarket this atternoon to attend the opening day of the second October meeting. It was his majesty's li. - st appearance on a ; race course since Derby week, immediately ! after which came the sudden news of his illness. I The King will remain at his racing head - ; quarters until Friday. While there he a! - ; ways dispenses with formalities and wan - dors about the paddocks of the Jockey Club unnoticed, in accordance with his expressed j wish. ! MR. STAIN'S BAD FALL. While alighting last evening from a Graham avenue trolley ear. tit Graham avenue and Boerum street. Albert Stain, f,T. years old, of lM Boerurn street, fell to the street and received a severe scalp wound. After being attended to by Dr. Flynn o.' St. Catharine's Hospital, Mr. Stain was removed to hiJ home. BROOKLYN'S WATER SYSTEM. Considerable Work Now in Progress Between Wantagh and Massapequa. Massapequa, L. I., October 14 Considerable work Is being done between this place and Wantagh by employes of the Brooklyn water system Id plotting out land and boring test wells, which give rise to rumors that important developments are likely to occur In the near future in connection with thffplan to enter Suffolk County for extension of the supply syntem. A pumping station to force the water into Millburn reservoir from ponds east of Massapequa will be built on the land which is now being plotted. It is reported, and a number of driven wells established. QTJIET IN HUDSON VALLEY. Sandy Hill, N. Y.. October 14 The Hudson Valley strike is quiet to - day, though the troops are still on duty. They are prepared for a long stay. Private Wyatt of Company L, who underwent an operation for appendicitis, continues to Improve. A Rochester union has offered financial aid to the strikers. A prominent union leader from Albany ad - drersed the strikers and said funds would be sent to them when the coal strike was settled. NO MORE WOODEN FENCES. Mr. Fedfleld Decides That Vacant Lots Must Be Inclosed by Wire Barriers. There will be no more wood fences in Brooklyn if Public Works Commissioner Red - field has his way. Mr. Redfleld has come to the conclusion that wood fences are an eyesore and that they conceal nuisances and unsanitary conditions that would not be tolerated for a moment if the vacant lots which they Inclose were visible from the street. In place of the wood fences now in use. Commissionet Redfleld proposes to erect fences made of galvanized iron wire, so constructed that they will be capable of very strong resistance. Commissioner Redfleld has communicated with the Corporation Counsel about the matter and the latter has advised him that he can legally proceed to carry out the scheme. The plan to abandon the use of the old closed board fences has also the approval of Borough President Swanstrom. Commissioner Redfleld gave out a statement in reference to the matter this morning. Mr. Redfield said: "The wood fences which the city has for years been erecting to prevent nuisances on vacant lots are themselves almost, if not quite, nuisances. They are ugly in themselves; they become plastered with advertisements, which adds to their ugliness. They conceal nuisances and unsanitary conditions behind them, and conceal as well immoral practices. Apart from this they are expensive, coatlDg 37 cents per foot, and are not only very easily destroyed by boys for making bonfires, but, as a matter of fact, are habitually so destroyed. There have been several cases in the last few months where a fence has required replacing for the second or third time, which is a serious and, in many cases, an unjust tax upon the property owner. As the property owners not only complain seriously of the cost of rebuilding these fences, but at this season object to them at all, knowing they will be used for fires on election day, it is now purposed to substitute a strong wire fence of plain design with double twisted, lengthwise strands of galvanized iron wire, which will be strong, enduring, practically indestructible, and which, being open, will permit the police and health Inspectors to inspect the property and will, therefore, stop the nuisances which now prevail behind the present close board fences. "A wire fence of the best character has such small Interstices that It cannot be climbed, or can at best, bo climbed with difficulty, and it can be erected for rather less than half the cost of a wooden fence. By a wire fence is not meant a barbed wire fence, but a strong, substantial wire fence in one piece throughout, not a loose, shaky structure, but if properly erected a ntrong, substantial fence of light and neat appearance. With the approval of the law department and of the Borough President, the Commissioner of Public Works has instructed the chief engineer of highways to prepare specifications for such a fence, of which a trial will be made in connection with the demands for fencing which constantly appear before the local boards. The general type of fence determined upon is the so - called Elwood poultry and rabbit fence, manufactured by the American Steel and Wire Company, but any good wire fence of equal quality will be accepted. It Is believed that In many parts of the city this will constitute a decided gain over the present practice. The wire fences will be made five feet high In one piece, and as they come in rolls of forty rods or thereabouts in length can be cut off to meet almost any possible demand." Mr. Redfield said he would make a recommendation to all the local boards of improvements that they adopt the wire fence Idea. Mr. Redfield has received assurances from several of the Brooklyn members of the Board of Aldermen that they will advocate the adoption of the scheme. AN ESTIMATE OF SWANSTROM. The New York Sun Thinks He Is a Man. (From the New York Sun. To - tay.) You can see him in the Hon. John Edward Swanstrom, president of the Borough of Brooklyn, who refuses, for reasons put with frankness equal to their perspicuity, to block the greatest improvement now open to this city to insist that the "labor clauses" shall be inserted in the Pennsylvania Railroad Company's franchise to enter it. Mr. Swanstrom speaks in a manner to squelch any demagogic charge that he is partial to capital as against labor. He first shows himself anxious to avoid circumvention of the law in its disposition of rights between one man and another, and next he manfully declares paramount the. general good involved In the early completion of the Pennsylvania's scheme on the lines of sound business which the company says are indispensable for its completion. Mr. Swanstrom's letter to the United Board of Building Trades Is a blast of fresh air in a very corrupted atmosphere. The city and every Intelligent man in it, whatever his station in life, should be proud of Mr. Swanstrom, and be glad he is a power In the town. SUICIDE IN A BOWERY HOTEL. Louis A. Tucker, 39 years old, an agent for a silk ribbon manufacturing company, committed suicide this morning by first drinking laudanum and then turning on the gas in his room, after having shut the windows and sniffed up the transom of the door with a blanket. The act was committed at the Occidental Hotel, Broome street and Bowery, Manhattan, some time (luring the night. BODY FOUND IN NOP.TH RIVER. The police of the Steamboat Squad in Manhattan report that at 5 o'clock this morning the body of an unidentified man, about - iH years old, was found in the North River at Pier 13. It was that of a man 5 feet. 5 inches in height, who weighed 150 pounds and had sandy hair and mustache and wore a black suit, blue sweater, blue striped shirt. Behind one of the ears and on the forehead of the dead man were cuts. The coroner was notified. MAY TIE UP GEORGIA RAILWAYS. Augusta, Ga., October 14 The Georgia Railroad engineers, claiming to have tho support of engineers on 9,000 miles of rall - w:iv in this section, have given public notice that if a petition by them for a mileage wage scale. Instead of per diem. Is not cranted by October 23, they will strike, intimating that the engineers of connecting roads will go with them If necessary. FIVE KILLED IN HURRICANE. Macon. Mo.. October 14 Word has reached here that the little mining town of Keota, six miles from here, was almost destroyed by a hurricane last night and two men. one woman and two children were killed. The general store of Edward Vail was demolished and Vail was pinned under the timber and badly Injured. SHEA PLAYS JIM BLUDSO TO THE ROSIN OF RADICALS He Kept a Nigger Squat on the Safety Valve in Free Silver Years No Use Now. SPELLBINDERS ARE LEFT FREE. Robert Baker, D. B. Van Vleck Et A). Mill Wake Echoes Is This a Coler YearP And so she came tearing along that night The oldest craft on tile line With a nigger squat on her safety valve And her furnace crammed, rosin and pine . There was runnin' and cursln', but Jim yelled out Over all the Infernal roar. "I'll hold her nozzle again the bank Till the last galoot's ashore." JIM BLUDSO. When the history of John L. Shea as the Jim Bludso of the local Democratic party comes to be written It will throw that of John Hay's legendary hero of Mississippi River boating into the dim religious light of oblivion. Shea is the man who instructed the spellbinders to ignore the national platform in 1S96 and In 1900 bo far as free silver was concerned. He has realized for a long time that the good steamer Democracy had "a nigger squat on the safety valve, and the furnace crammed, rosin and pine." But this year, with the government ownership of mines plank In the state platform and the state leader aggressively supporting it, Mr. Shea understands that the rosin and pine have been too much for him, and all he can do is to "hold her nozzle agin the hank till the last galoot's ashore." Therefore Mr. Shea Is making no effort to restrain the radicalism of the young men who will harangue the Democrats of Kings County this year. He may think the same as ever, but conditions are altered by circumstances. The meeting of the Democratic spellbinders last night in Jefferson Hall was in many respects remarkable. One hundred speakers were present. The total number scheduled to speak is over two hundred. Chairman Dowden of the speakers' bureau says that in his Bix years' experience this year has j shown the best results in point of speakers, t There were 140 during the last off year cam - j palgn and 240 during the presidential ono. i The great number of speakers who have vol - j unteered this year presages victory, some i politicians say. Chairman John L. Shea opened the meet - ing with a few remarks in which he urged promptitude at meetings, the necessity of living up to engagements, and brevity of speech. He then threw the meeting open, and from that time on, enthusiasm reigned. From time to time the leaders twitched nervously as the speakers evinced an unrestrained desire to revert to the principles propounded by Bryan. In vain did some present urge the precedence of local Issues, but Mr. Van Vleck, of the single taxers was on his feet immediately, and he shouted: "There is no leader so strong as an Idea." He rose to indorse the speech of a young Tammany man who waB present, who said: "The Democratic party has gotten the best issue It has had for twenty - five years. The only live issue it has had for twenty - five years, namely governmental ownership of the mines and the railroads, telegraphs, with more to follow. Now I aver that when a man says he has got a divine right to go twenty - five feet under the earth for coal he lies." After that local issues were forgotten and the all embracing lBnue of the campaign was declared to be equal rights to all and special privileges to none. Mr. Taylor of the Seventeenth District followed In the same vein by declaring: "A condition of horror will result, the like of which the country has never seen If the coal scarcity continues for many weeks more. Every commodity of life Is controlled by one or more trusts. The Republican party has it In its power to remedy things, to dissolve the coal trust, which it criminally refuses to do. This question of the regulation of trusts is not only an important political issue, not only an Issue between labor and monopoly, but a plain moral issue between right and wrong, between Industry and oppression." A desire was manifested for a vigorous outdoor campaign. Mr. Van Vleck told how he held a Republican audience of 300 until 11 at night In an open air meeting, he said, you get a crowd generally apathetic, who don't believe as you do. Indoors, you get a crowd that is of the same opinion with you. He pledged the support of Single Taxers, and said that Mr. Coler was not afraid to address them when all others evaded it. Robert Baker, candidate for Congress in the Sixth District, spoke on the Increase of the cost of necessaries of life, and predicted financial calamity. A cloud, ho said, is already hovering over Wall Street. S. C. Edmead was present to pledge the support of the colored vote. Other issues that were urged for consideration were the canals of the state for which, according to Candidate Burton.' half of the ?9. 000.000 voted under Governor Black was squandered by the Republicans. Brooklyn's autonomy in school matters will be dwelt upon; also the Injury Brooklyn has sustained by the tenement house legislation, which has placed Brooklyn in the same class with Manhattan, though the same conditions j do not exist. I According to those present, the effect of : the law Is to restrain building operations i and increase the cost of apartment houses. ; Chairman Shea urged that special stress j be laid upon the late Jewish riots, to show ; the incapacity of the reform Police Depart - j ment. He went so far as to ask J. T. Herts - jbergh to recite the history of those disturb - i ances. j From the trend of other remarks It is : evident that the reform administration is coming in for some hard knocks. A young man from the tax office spoke iir.iiu. - 5i. .uajui - uuw s uesire to nave full valuation assessment. Property is taxed for over three - fourths Its value now, ho said and the Mayor would Increase it 30 per cent! He added: "Our tax rate is 8 Dolnts higher ! than that of Manhattan. It is the hisrhest in the history of Brooklyn." NEW ENGLAND RECTOR CALLED. Vestry of Churcll of the Redeemer Extends Call to the Bev. Cranston Brenton. The Rev. Cranston Brenton, rector of All i Saints' Church, New Milford, Conn., who has received a call to succeed the Rev. George Calvert Carter as rector of tho Church of the Redeemer, Fourth avenue and Pacific street, will make known his decision at a meeting of the vestry to - night. The people of the Church of the Redeemer hope Mr. Brenton's reply will be a favorable one, as he has been highly recommended from Trinity College, Hartford. The New Mil - ford Church is exceedingly anxious to retain him. Mr. Brenton Is tho son nf nnnt - imln n,.., - j ton of Jamaica, L. I., he being the son of Mr. Brenton, wno edited the Long Island Democrat for forty - six yearB. The Rev. Mr. Brenton is 27 years old. He was graduated from Trinity College, Hartford, and from Berkeley Divinity School, Mlddletown, Conn. He was a deacon for one year, being ordained to the priesthood June 1 last. He is well located in New Milford and All Saints' Church is very reluctant to have him go. Mr. Brenton married Miss Elizabeth Alden Curtis, the poetess. She has much literary ability. She has made a translation of the Rubalyat of Omar Khayyam, which has attained high rank among scholars. She Is a woman of charming personality. Mr. Brenton Is regarded as a preacher of large and growing ability. As has been announced, the Rev. Mr. Carter has taken up work at Frankford, Pa. WANT PRISON SHIP JERSEY Discovery at Brooklyn Navy Yard Has Given a New Impetus to Action. WILL ATTEMPT TO SECURE RELIC Endeavoring to Fix Upon Some Definite Way to Proceed to Raise Sunken Hull. The discovery of the prison ship Jersey at the Brooklyn Navy Yard ha6 given historical associations of New York a new impetus to action. The announcement of the peculiar discovery which was made in last night's Eagle has created a large amount of discussion among historical students, and this morning there were several visitors at the Navy Yard endeavoring to find some definite way to proceed in their attempts to secure the relic. By naval men, it is believed to be very doubtful whether anything can be done at present to raise the sunken hull of the prison ship. This fact need not discourage the idea of eventually saving the ship for exhibition to future generations. It has been suggested that the work of building the battleship may be continued without interruption and that some historical association begin at once to raise money with which to rescue the Jersey when the Connecticut shall have been completed. This plan has not been considered by any historical association, but it is the plan which will probably be followed if anything Is done. Of necessity it will have to be followed, for there is little probability that the United States would consent to have the work on the battleship suspended for a matter which is more or less one of sentiment. Especially is this true, in view of the fact that the government ship building of the future must depend on the record made by the authorities at the local yard with the Connecticut. The exact location of the Jersey should be taken now, it is suggested, and then when the Connecticut is completed there will be little difficulty in proceeding with the work. The building of the launching ways will not, it was stated this morning, destroy the ship, and It will be as well to dig It up three or four years from now as at present. The timbers are lying under water and will not decay or In anywise deteriorate In that length of time. The search heretofore has been for the ship, and now that It is discovered It is believed that the historical associations will not abandon the attempt to secure the rare prize. Navy Yard history and traditions were revived by the story of the finding of the Jersey, as told last evening. Old men were anxious to tell what they knew about the early topography of the yard. In the early days, before the work of building had begun, there was a large stream of water which had its course from the location of the present Sands street entrance to the yard to the point where the Jersey is believed to be lying. This fact has given a more rational explanation to the location of the hull. The prison ship was run up Into the mouth of the little stream until it was grounded and burned up. It was in this vicinity, where the launching ways for the torpedo boats was built, that the big anchor chain was found. The chain was the one which was hung across the East River in the lays of the Revolution to form a blockade and to prevent getting up the river to attack. The chain, it Is thought, was suspended almost from this point. An attempt was made this morning by some of the daily visitors to the yard to discredit the story of the discovery of the Jersey. It was stated that the timbers are those of the old launching ways which were built for the cruiser which was built at the yard. Civil Engineer Bellinger denied that this could possibly be true. The ttmbers of the ways would not be so deep in the ground and would not be In the same position. "I have no doubt In my mind," he said, "but what this is the hull of the prison ship." The cost of removing jthe hull, it was stated this morning, would be much greater than was at first supposed It would be. A large amount of excavating would have to be done to permit the raising of the ship in good condition. It might cost several thousand dollars. It Is believed to be almost certain that If the Jersey is ever unearthed a rare collection of relics will be found, tho value of which cannot even be estimated. CALLS NEWPORT A CAKEWALK. Dr. Da Costa Says the 400's Claim to Society Is Grotesque. Providence, October 14 In a lecture before the Holy Trinity Christian Doctrine Society in Music Hall, Pawtucket, the Rev. Dr. Benjamin De Costa of New York flayed Newport society. After referring to the unsettled conditions in the labor world and stating that from "social unrest ofttimes comes social good," he said: "And I am brought to ask. What Is society? "Milton has told us that equality is essential to the formation of society. There should be no cowardice in facing this question. The '400' is not society. That '400' out of 77,000, - 000 should claim that they constitute society is grotesque. "Newport is a Cakewalk ornamented with divorce. Society must come from a union of the best people, must always call . for the adjustment of difficulties between labor and capital. I say labor first, because labor, which produces capital, must always come first." 305 GRAVES WERE ROBBED. Body Snatching Scandal Involves Several Indianapolis Physicians. Indianapolis, October 14 Four more dead bodies, tied In sacks, have been found in the rear of the Central College of Physicians and Surgeons. Three were of women and one of a man. This brings the number of bodies stolen from cemeteries here since July 15 up to 305. Now under arrest charged with body stealing are Drs. - J. C. Alexander and J. C. Wilson of the Central College of Physicians and Surgeons; Dr. F. M. Wright, secretary and treasurer of the .Eclectic Medical College; W. H. Speers, proprietor of the Mount Jackson Cemetery, and a large number of night watchmen, undertakers and grave diggers. One of the oodles discovered to - day was positively identified as that of Miss Glendora Gales, a beautiful young girl, popular in social circles. STUDYING OUR TROLLEY SYSTEM. Colonel York, a member of the London Board of Trade, was a caller at the offices of the Brooklyn Rapid Transit Company In Montague street this fnornlng. Colonel York is here studying transportation conditions. This afternoon Colonel York will make an inspection of the power houses of the Brooklyn Rapid Transit Company. He will also be taken over the company's system in a special car, accompanied by Chief Engineer Brackenridge and Engineer Roehl. AMERICAN TOURIST KILLED. Cobourg. Ont., October 14 Mrs. G. S. Lovett of Washington, D. C, a tourist visiting here, left her room to go to the bathroom last night, when she mistook the door and fell down a flight of stairs and was instantly killed. FATAL FALL FROM WAGON. Edward Skelly, whose address was not given, died shortly after 7 o'clock last night at the Cumberland Street Hospital, as thi result of a fall eariv In the day from a wagon. Skt - lly was driving a horse and wagon at the time. The latter was loaded with wood. MRS. S. H. STEELE HURT. Her Carriage Run Into by a Pair of Runaway Horses. Woodbury, Conn., October 14 Two horses attached to a truck, while running away yesterday afternoon, crashed into a carriage which was being driven by Mrs. Sanford H. Steele of 36 Plerrepont street, Brooklyn. Mrs. Steele was thrown to the ground. Her shoulder was dislocated and she was badly bruised. Drs. Oaknert and Roberts of New York were summoned. LITERARY SOCIETY DEBATE. A well attended meeting of the Franklin Literary Society was held last evening at the rooms of tho society, 201 Montague street. After the business of the society had been transacted the following debate took place: "Resolved, Tha there should bo compulsory arbitration of differences between labor and capital." Eugene Conran supported the affirmative, while Henry Rowley argued on the negative. The debate was spirited throughout, and the argument of the debaters was skillful and logical. President Kuhn decided the debate, on the merits of the argument, In tho negative, stating that the affirmative had failed to show how the resolution could be carried out. IN GREAT NEED OF A SCHOOL Rugby Residents and Taxpayers Petition for an Increase of Educational Facilities. A number of taxpayers and residents of the Rugby section of Flatbush and Flatlands are circulating a petition, addressed to School Superintendent McCabe, asking his aid in securing them better school accommodations for the children in that section of the city. Under the conditions which prevail now It is pointed out that the residents are obliged to send their children to the only school in the neighborhood, which consists of only one class room and one teacher for all grades. both boys and girls. The petition calls at tention to the rapid growth of the locality during the past two years and states that, as it will undoubtedly continue to grow, the present school facilities will prove still more inadequate In the future. In order to have the children placed in their proper grades, it Is necessary to send them to a school at least two miles distant, which Is a very great hardship on them, especially the smaller children, who. In bad weather, have to sit all day in wet clothing and shoes, as the distance is too far for them to come home to lunch the same as the children who live near tho school. Where it is possible to take' a car. it is claimed, the payment of car fare, In some instances, Is a hardship, particularly where there are a number of children in one family. When the parents are unable to bear this expense of extra car fare they are obliged to keep their children at home, thereby depriving them of a necessary education, which is supposed, under the law, to be compulsory. The petition states that the section only wants the same educational advantages as are afforded other parts of the borough, and concludes by suggesting that if no other relief measures are available, the department might lease a vacant house In the vicinity for school purposes. NO CHANGE OF DATE. Baltimore Saengerfest Will Be Held on June 14. In regard to the many protests of the singers of the Northeastern Saengerbund against the date of June 14, 1903, selected by the Baltimore Saengerfest Association as the beginning of the next festival at the Monumental city, and in answer to the requests to have the date changed to July 4, inasmuch as the majority of singers would be prevented from losing three or four working days, L. H. Wlemann. president of the Saengerfest Association, haB lSBued a semi - official statement, contained la a letter to the New York United Singers, and giving the reasons for declining the request of altering the date. "Baltimore citizens," he said, "have an aversion to leave their residences on .July 4, on account of the noisy and dangerous celebration of the national holiday. A picnic held last July by the United Singers was visited only by 150 persons. Furthermore, all schools close about the 10th of July and citizens of means leave the cityl Another reason is the fact that the Harmonie Singing Society, one of the best societies of Baltimore, will celebrate Its golden jubilee July 4. At last the climatic conditions of Baltimore are more favorable to the festival in June than In July. For these reasons a change of date Is not advisable. COST OF CLEANING SEWERS. Superintendent Thatcher Reports a Reduction From $4.74 to $1.33 Apiece. Superintendent Thatcher of the Bureau of Sewers has greatly reduced the cost of cleaning sewer basins In' Brooklyn. The sewer basins are being cleaned for $1.33 apiece by the men employed by the bureau. In 1901 the cost of cleaning the basins was $4 - 74 apiece. The work was then done by contract. Following is a statement of the cost of cleaning sewer basins In Brooklyn during the past tour years: Av. price Year. per basin. 1598 Work done by Commissioner's orders.. 14.75 1599 No records 1900 Wotk done by department employes... 4.67 1901 Work done by department employes... 4.74 190:! January 2.W 1902 February 2.42 1502 March 2.14 1902 April 1.98 1902 May 1S2 1902 June 1.66 1902 July 1.65 1902 August 1.73 1902 September 1.74 19'j2 October 1.33 Average price during elapeed ten months of year 1902 1.89 There have been 12,199 sewer basins cleaned this year, up to October 1. These, at the price of $4.75 each In 1898 would have cost $57,945.25. They haye actually averaged In cost, but $1.89 each, equal to $23,056.11, a saving of $34,889.14. During the administration of Alfred T. White, as Public Works Commissioner, the work was done for $1.10 per basin, but, according to the borough authorities, it is questionable whether or not it could be done as cheaply now. NEW ENGLAND Y. P. S. C. E. MEETS. Great Convention of All States Gathers In Boston. Boston, October 14 Arriving delegates from all parts ot New England flocked to Tremont Temple to - day to register for the three days' convention of the Christian En - deavorers, which opened this afternoon. The convention Is designed to take the place of the annual conventions in some of the states as well as to bring the various organizations Into close touch with each other and provide an opportunity for a much more extensive programme. H. K. Lathrop, president of the Massachusetts Christian Endeavor Union, presided. Percy S. Poster of Washington conducted the prayer service, the Rev. Dr. A. C. Dixon welcomed the delegates on behalf of the Christian Endeavorers of Boston and Lieutenant Governor Bates gave a greeting in the name of the commonwealth. The Rev. Russell T. Hall, president of the Connecticut Christian Endeavor Union, responded. Miss Ella M. Weatherley of London gave words of greeting from British Endeavorers. The Rev. Ar - temas J. Haynes of New Haven and the Rev. J. Wilbur Chapman of New York City delivered addresses. WON'T GET BURNS MANUSCRIPTS. London, October 14 rlt is announced that J. Plerpont Morgan's recent, offer of $25,000 for the Burns manuscripts in the Athenaeum Library of Liverpool has been withdrawn. AMERICAN BOARD REPORTS y Secretary Davids Says the Twentieth Century Fund Amounts toSl J5.796.52. NINETY - THIRD ANNUAL MEETING. Total of Expenditures $845,105.85 The Rev. Mr. Davis Speaks of Need of Increasing Native Agencies. Oberlin, O., October 14 The ninety - third annual meeting of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions began Its sessions here to - day. President Samuel B. Capen, I.L.D., of Boston, presiding. The report of the home department was presented by Secretary Charles H. Davids, D. D., of Boston. His report stated that thirty - seven new missionaries were sent out. The large number of workers who left China on account of the uprising have returned and normal conditions have been resumed. The twentieth century fund, which it is proposed shall reach $250,000, now amounts to $115,796.52, despite the fact that it was not pressed. The committee voted against the proposal of the national council to continue the missionary magazines, considering that each was useful in different ways. Mention is made of the Yale Foreign Missionary Society and the establishment of its first mission in China Next there was reference to the efforts of the national Armenian relief committee and Orphans' Home in India, for which $30,000 was raised and distributed. The treasurer, Frank H. Wiggin of Boston, presented a summary of his annual report as follows: Expenditures Cost of missions, $685,465.54; cost of agencies, $18,486.54; cost of publications, $9,782.48; cost of administrations, $27,568.79, balance for which the board was in debt September 1, 1901, $102,341.38; total, ?S45,105.85; receipts, donations, $651, - 304.24; legacies, $174,437.58; Interest on general permanent fund, $19,364.03; total, $S45, - 105.85. The Rev. William H. Davis of Eliot Church, Newton, Mass., and a member of the prudential committee, delivered the concluding address of the opening session. He said that there was need of increasing the native agencies of the work, although no missionary society has so large an army of native helpers compared with Its foreign force as the American Board. In Japan one - half of the native churches are self - supporting. Last year the missions of the board raised $167, - 000. The board should put new blood and increased resources into its mission plants. The special trains bringing delegates from the Bast, starting from Boston and New York, arrived in Oberlin at noon to - dayi PARTNERS IN A ROW. The Two Owners of a Bargain Store Are Having a Lively Time Nowadays. Bareheaded, breathless and trembling like a leaf in a breeze a well dressed young man rushed into the Butler street police station at 11 o'clock this morning and gasped: "Send me protection,; they'll carry the store off." Captain Toole, scenting a riot or something of the sort, was thinking of calling out the reserves when he recognized his caller as a person who a few hours before had been a prisoner in the place. "Well, what is the trouble, Mr. Smith?" asked the captain, having satisfied himself that no lives were in danger. . "My partner, with his father is raising a crowd around the store and there's two against one, ;so I want protection," was the reply. Mr. Smith, for the caller was no other than Matthew M. Smith of the hardware firm of Richman & Smith, which does business in the basement of the house at 192 Smith street, under the expansive sign of the Greater New York Bargain Store, had recovered somewhat from his excitement by this time. He made known his wants in less heated terms and finally returned to the Greater New York Bargain Store under the escoijt of robust Patrolman Dolan. At noon Smith, smiling and happy, was transacting business at the old stand while the officer paced up and down the street. Richman, his partner, who, yesterday, was in full possession of the store, had disappeared. Strenuous, indeed, have been the lives of the two partners of the Greater New York Bargain Store during the past few days. It Is the ending of a two months' partnership, declares one of the pair. Yesterday afternoon people in the vicinity of the Smith street store saw Smith, the Junior partner, rush up to Richman, the other partner, who stood in front of the store, the door of which was locked, and waving a bit of paper above his head. Then a fist shot out and landed in the solar plexus of the other man. Ttie compliment was returned. , There was a general mix up. A strong limbed policeman appeared and away went the partners to the Butler street police station, prisoners. Richmond's relatives took charge of the store and held the fort over night. This morning Mr. Rich - man and Mr. Smith, each casting glances ot defiance at the other, were arraigned before Magistrate Tighe in the Butler street court. "He hit me first, your honor," said Smith. " 'Twas him that soaked me first," explained Richman. "I am no Solomon," said - Magistrate Tighe, "go home, both of you." And away went. the partners. When Smith got to the store he found the door locked and bolted. He broke open the door, carrying away a part of the woodwork, and assumed a business attitude. Things were going along swimmingly until Richman came around with his father. It was then the rush to the station house was made by Smith. There Is now a fine array of locks and boltg on the door of the bargain store. It will be easier to break the door than force the look fpr the next man who seeks forcible entrance. COP IN A COWBOY ROLE. James Bosect of Cypress Hills avenue and Cooper street was summoned to the Manhattan avenne police court this morning to explain why he had not prevented his cows from chewing the grass in Irving Square Park in Halsey street. Patrolman Miller the complainant. He declared that the cows had made his life miserable for some time. He had de ne nothing but chase cows, and as he could not very well arrest them, there had been neither honor nor glory iii the work. Bosect said that the boys who had tended the cows had left them yesterday and that hereafter he would see that they should not invade the park. The summons was dismissed. UNION FAIR WORKERS MEET. A meeting of the workers for the Union Fair of tho Churches, to be held from December S to 13, to help save the Church of the Epiphany, was held last night at the Parish Hall, McDonottgh street and Tompkins avenue. The various members of the different booths already assigned reported a large advance in preparation, a number of booths having secured many more than the minimum number of ten workers lor each booth. Fourteen booths were reported as, assigned and at work, although the full number of booths will probably be forty or fifty when all have been organized. A $600,000 HOTEL FOR MANHATTAN Plans were filed with the Bureau of Buildings,' in Manhattan, to - day for a twelve story brick hotel to be erected at the northwest corner of Seventh avenue and Wrst Thirty - sixth street, Manhattan, with a frontage of 98.9 feet and a depth of 80 Tcet. This building will be known as the Hotel York and Is two blocks below the Hotel Navarre. The Central Realty Company Is the owner. The cost is estimated at $600,000. AMUSEMENTS. MATIXEE EVERY DAY. Clayton Marie WHITE & STUART EDM0ND HAYES AND GO, ELMORE SISTERS EDITH HELENA AMETA JESS DANDY TIM CEONIN NETEIKA IMS YOUNG AMEEICA QUINTET THE COLE DUI0SSE DUO Next Week RICE'S BIG SURPRISE. Always it Good Sliovr Matinee Daily. MARIE KASON - KEEER CO. 3 DTJMONDS 3 DRESSLER7 - REEDBIRDS - 7 DADINTA DELAUR - rArin I A debrimont trio nn'i ealTrp: CONRO Y& MACDONAID LHAOi I. MME. EMMY 11 nDIPU SMITH & BOWMAN ALUnlUn A Trip Through Algiers SINN'S HECHT, Prop. To - iiifclit MntH. To - morrow ami Sat. Presenting; a Dranintiznlion of A GENTLEMAN OF FRANGE Next J AMELIA BINGHAM CO. Week; In A MODERN' MA;AI,HN. GRAND OP. HOUSE BROOKLYN MATS. WED. - SAT. Week LOVE AMPRION To - night NEXT WEEK THE WILD ROSE PAYf OftPS W1AV& Briprlit KhUnIi Coined y, B" OUR BOYS Sextette ill !Vew Soiik'n. Even., 1), a. 30. 3c. Mat., JO. 2(!. Next Week. DANGERS of a GREAT CITY ;yjg I Matinee . B 3 I Daily mm; us avexms, near broadway. The Sweet PaMtoral VJny, PARDNER Next Week PLEDfiK OF HONOR THE GOTHAM JSSS1,S?SXt;?. - 1,t W oelc Coin. Monclny Matinee, Out. 13. Matinee Every Dny. FOR HOME AND ftQMQR EvenlnfjH, P'iJ TPTTC MJlXiIlees JO, 20, o A Oo. J - mvJLV 1c jjf, 'e.t Week The Innhalile Coined v. XI O HE; BIJOU Spooner Stock Co. THE - 05 - WAR'S ;MAGDA; MATINEE DAIlV CITY SPORTS BIG SHOW Concert Every Sunday Evening. l MON.THURS.SAT. IN DAHOfVSEY i ( Xext Attraction. .HAPPY HOOLIGAN T Mutineer " k mm Te Tliurs.. Sat. MR. BARXRY (IILMOIIE As the Humorous 13O0L1SY in the Comedy Oruitin, KIDNAPPED IX SEW YORK NOVEL SPECIALTIES. Popnlar Prices: trie., U.". and fOc - Next week Edw. McWacle's WINCHESTER. SMOKING CONCERTS - To - day at 2 and 8 P. M. BRIGADIERS BURLESgUERS .. - . I . I uv O - 20 - S 30 THE GREAT DI&MQMD ROBBERY ErenliiK Price., JO. . 30 mid 5to. Xext Week JIM THE PENMAV MANHATTAN AMUSEMENTS. 'TflY THEATER, B'way oi 33d st iilSniT&tX&tl Evss.. 8:20. Mat.. Sat.. 2:15. SUSSRSftiBE DO FREE A ROSE O' PLYMOUTH TOIV.V WORLD IN WAX 5S iffia Ctnematosraph. cr - XEW GROUPS. Eltnu&I onatlon Kins Edn - 'd E D EftS Orchestral Concerts. D0KOL.TA. the Wizard, at !. MADISON Sai'ARE GARDEN, JEW YORK. WOMAN'S EXHIBITION. ADMISSION, ."Oc. SPORTING. MORRIS PARK RAGES. AUTUMN" MEETING, 1902. 8th Day, Wednesday, Oct. 15th FIRST RACE, P. M. The McOratlilana mid five other races, includiuir SteeplcclMixc. Take 2d av. "L," to Willis av.. thence by Special Trains to Morris Pitrk. MUSIC UV LANDER. FIELD, 50 CENTS. EXCURSIONS. AUTUMNAL FOLIAGE. EVER FAMOUS HUDSON RIVER DAY LINH TRIPS. See Steamboat column. FORESTERS' APPOINTMENTS. High Chief Ranger Martin Assigns Brooklyn Deputies. High Chief Ranger Bro. P. M. Martin has made the following appointments of district deputies in Brooklyn for tin; coming Forestic year: District No. 1, Bro. William E. Severn of Court Martense, with Courts Coney Island. Martense, Avena, Parkway, Handsflrst anl O. K. in his district; District No. 2, Bro. J. Joseph Rossbottom of Court llontauk, with Courts Brooklyn City, Nassau, Long Island, Earnest, Montauk and Greene in his district; District No. 3. Bro. George Luttringshausen, sr., of Court Star of Hope, with Courts Stuyvesant. Bushwick. Perfection, - Admiral Dewey, Vanderbilt, and Star of Hope in his district; District No. 4. Bro. .lohn Schmiic of Court Kings County, with Courts Reid, Cttersburg. Colombo. Oriole, Greater Nr.f York and Kings County in his district; District No. 5, Bro. Richard Happe of Court Glenwar. with Courts Jamaica. East - New York, Sumner, Gates and Glenwar in hie district. State Deputies Kilpatrlck and Lut - tringshausen were reappointed as a fittins recognition of the splendid services they rendered the past year as free lances. .The courts of Brooklyn are to be congratulated on the splendid set of district deputies assigned to them this year. Every one has made a record In his own court as a leader and is popular in his district. The standing of the courts of this borough as a whole should be advanced materially this year with such an efficient corps of district dep - tif les. HAPPY I Hooligan RS' L&ME . : . ; : , . . ' .

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