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The Brooklyn Daily Eagle from Brooklyn, New York • Page 6

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle from Brooklyn, New York • Page 6

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THE BROOKLYN DAILY EAGLE. KEW YORK, TUESDAY. NOVEMBER 2o. 1902. AMUSEMENTS. WILL NOT RECALL DR. LORIMER. MISCELLANEOUS. UUV TO WIDEN FULTON STREET BY FULL SIDEWALK SPACE. ACCOUNTING OF NEPHEW. plan, presents a great difference. The difference disappears if the values' along Fulton street are elgiiteen times those along Livingston street. Any, difference between the 5 per cent, of one value and the 90 per cent, of the other values would be understood to represent the price of the advantages, other than economical, in favor of either plan. Sucha computation by competent advisers would be of great interest. The unit for thia illustration you understand to be arbitrary. It suffices for comparison and generalization. A solution of the Fulton street problem that predicates the continuous development of the thoroughfare, whose importance has come about from causes still operative, such as the movement of centers of business, of population, and the lines of easy communication between them a solution that emphasizes and strengthens these causes is a logical solution. This merit may be claimed, I believe, for the plan herein suggested. It is reasonably conservative and safe. It seeks to avoid the introduction of new elements that may disturb the course of development, Into a situation already complex enough. It takes account of existing conditions. It strengthens the tendency toward improvement in what is desirable, and it tends toward amelioration in what is Accordingly the grounds for expecting results different in degree and not in kind from existent conditions are strong. Elements that may be expected from the nature of things to alter the present trend of affairs in Fulton street have already appeared. The effect of the new bridges and tunnels upon the established lines of travel and business localities will soon be felt and cannot now be predicted. This time, of all others, when so much is held in the balance, seems the least opportune to select to add to the confusion of the illogical methods of transit now in vogue. It is the time for sane conservatism in the handling of this difficult problem, lest the knowledge of the very near future make the solution that maybe adopted appear ridiculous, even when yet half completed. In conclusion, may I add but a word, "the argument from experience?" For, as you have already perceived, the plan thus tentatively outlined accords with what has been done in the cities of the old world, where the problem of the congested thoroughfares Is not new. and where the expedient of the covered way for pedestrians within the building line has been found to provide a practicable solution of many difficulties. VINCENT C. GRIFFITH. 96 Fifth avenue, Manhattan, November 20, 1902. Close Vote at Executive Committee Meeting of Tremont Temple. Boston, November 25 The executive committee of Tremont Temple last night decided against requesting Dr. Lori mer. the former pastor, to return here from New York. This probably ends the effort of the society in' that direction. Although the meeting of the executive committee was harmonious, it was very deliberate, and the vote on the question was close, twenty one being opposed to asking Dr. Lorimer to return, while eighteen were in favor of such action. Dr. Lorimer recently told a committee of the Tremont Temple that he would return to Boston if 70 per cent, of the executive committee and 85 per cent, of the church voted in his favor. INDUSTRIAL FAIR. Official Programme of the Week's Exhi hition at the Labor Lyceum. A special feature of the fair to be opened at the new Labor Lyceum Building, Thursday morning, will be an industrial exhibition, valuable prizes being offered for the exhibitors of works of industry and industrial art. At a meeting held by the fair committee last night the programme was completed for the fair week, as well as for the opening ceremonies. is as follows: Thanksgiving Day, November 27 Opening of the fair at 10 A. beginning of concert at 2 o'clock in the afternoon. After an opening address, "Die Arbeit," "Waidmann's Leben" and "Ein neues Lied," will be rendered by the societies of the Working men's Singing Association of the Northeastern States. Professor Richard Hammer, a former pupil of the Labor Lyceum School of Designing, will give exhibits of his art, Jacob Schaurer will sing a baritone solo, and recitations and solos will be given by Louis Erchwald, Miss Tomass, Otto Stcin ert, Marat Merten. Instrumental music will be furnished by the Liberty Orchestra. Friday, November 28 Visiting day of the Free German schools of Greater New York as follows: Turn school of the Turn.Verein Vorwaertz, Social Democratic women's societies, Turner women's societies, Belmont Musical Circle, Typographical Unions No. 6 and 7. Bartenders' Union No. fO and Waiters' Union No. songs by the pupils of the school, of the Montauk Musical Circle and the mixed chorus of the Free German School, Ridgewood. Saturday," November 29 Visiting day of i 'm I ji i nil 11 11 11 11 Walk. Drive, Crs Drive WalX PROPOSED SCHEME FOR ENLARGING THE qjRAITIC FACILITIES OF FULTON STREET. imgriiil Always a Ladies' riatinee Every Day RETl'llX TO AMERICA OF In "LE PEC and ZEPHVRl'S," Introducing Startling Eleetrical Effects, Created and Patented Dy IDA FULLER. For the Past Three Months the Fentureof the Empire Theater. London. ALCLDi; CAPITAN THE BACGESENS EVA MULGE Thos.J. RYAN RICHFIELD Mary SPENCER KELLY BBNNS BINRSS ALF GKAWT EAST LYNNE EEIDY CURRIER Extra Feature Extra Feature Wormwood's Monkey. Circus ICT MATINEE EVERY DAY S3! MARY NORMAN In mi Original Creation. EUGENE 0'ROURKE AND COMPANY, HARRIET AVERY STRAKOSCH. FOY AXD CLARK FISHER AND CARROLL ROMANY TRIO SCOTT AXD WILSON EDWARDS ROXNEY SISTERS DcLEOS LOOP the LOOP With LOTTIE BRANDON Next Week: Mme. EUGENIA MANTELLI Tlie Phenomenal Contralto. Popular Concert Every Snndny v'tr. COL. SINN'S M0NIAUK TO NIGHT MATS. THURSDAY SATURDAY. CHARLES FROHMAX PRESENTS In H'S Grcatest Success. i nr. rivxnraY AND THE HUMMING BIRD. DREW NEXT MRS. LESLIE CARTER, SEAT SALE PE A SIICV'C i Matinee Daily. MY LADY NELL Tuesday Matinee, Photo Souvenirs. AfViPHBOgy To night Next Week CECEL SPOONER IWy Lady Peggy Coes to Town MONDAY, i THEATER saturoav The Chaperons Next Week THE FOUR COHANS MATINEE DAILY SMOKING CONCERTS TR0GADER0 BURLESQUERS Concerts Every Sunday Eveninc SMOKING CONCERTS To day at 2 and 8 P.M. WEBER'S PARISIAN WIDOWS. BROOKLYN ACADEMY OF MUSIC. TO NICHT AND ALL WEEK Way Down East Mats. To morrow. Thursday and PRICES, 3c. fitl.OO. BIJOU SpoonerJStock CS1 1 1 ii MADAME SANS JEENE PARK Matinees Maurice J. Fielding's Original' A RAGGED HERO Popular Prices, 15, .25 and 50c. Aext Week XOT GUILTY. THE GOTHAM 'SSff'SSjfffe st Week Com. Monday Matinee, Nov. 24. Mutinee Every Day. FOR FAIR VIRGINIA to.oriWsoc. peices js Next Weeeear. C3r3E5.J5.WI5 Special Extra Matinee OP. HO USE Thanksgiving Day. ISKY FARM welt Are You a Season? PAYTOWS th1ateer THE TWO ORPHANS Etta Reed Pnyton as Louise 10. 20, 0, 50c. lO, 20o Next AVeeli THE SHAL'GHRAUN. ffll 8 I W'H A DA I L.V a a Ji mb a ir io zo UNDER THE RED ROBE Evening Ibices, 10. 'M. SO und 50c. Next Week SECRET SERVICE Heath's Popular Snndny Concert. MANHATTAN AMUSEMENTS. Manhattan THEATRE. E'way 33d St. s. Matjnpep at 2. FISKE MARY OF MAGDALA Matinees TlinnUscl vinsr and Saturday. Sents Konr vveeKs In Aiivajice. WORLD IN WAX NEW GROUPS. Cinematograph. Cor onatlon King tidw a Orch stral Concerts. DeKOLTA. the Wizard, at 9. CANNOT HAVE A TRUST COMPANY But Huntington "Will Have a National Bank, Capitalized at $50,000 or $100,000. Huntington, L. Xovember 25 It was learned hero yesterday that, as. was tho case at Glen Cove, the State Banking Department has refused to issue a charter to the proposed Suffolk County Trust Company ot this village. A capital of 8100,000 yas subscribed. Tho original intention was to establish a national bank with 550,000 capital. For the trust company $50,000 extra was subr scribed. It Is not known whether the subscribers tonne uecond $50,000 Will be denied participation in the scheme, whether the capital of the proposed bank will be increased to $100,000, or whether tho capital will be 550,000, with $50,001) surplus. Those are matters of detail; asr Uie bank is sure to be cstabllshtti. GaVETY lew South i While the Hesitate 'the rWise take early Hale's Honey of" Horehound and Tar and are quickly cured of colds or coughs. It is pleasant to the taste, and 'cures. All druggists sell it. 25c, 50c, $1 per bottle. Pike's Toothache Drops Cure in One Minute THE CASE AGAINST ACKRON. It Will Come Up Before the Court of Special Sessions oil December 5. Brooklyn citizens are aroused over the case against Charles E. who formerly kept resorts in the Tenderloin and now runs a place in Jamaica avenue, Brooklyn. Ack ron's Tenderloin methods got him into trou uie cLlUiUdL U3 WUL ds lie itlilUU lu ima borough. He was haled before Magistrate Naumer, but he was allowed to go free, although he made several startling admissions In court. Men in his community rose up in wrath because he was released. Ackron went back and it. wasn't long before he was alleged to have punched Herman Rohde in the jaw and assaulted him with a buggy whip; at least, that was what Rohde charged him with doing. He was arrested and taken before Magistrate Furlong. The magistrate took the case under advisement, and called on District Attorney John F. Clarke for hls opinion. Mr. Clarke advised the magistrate to hold Ackron for the Court of Special Sessions. Ackron was held and his case was put on the calendar for November. 21. That was on October 9. Since then the Eagie and the District Attorney's office have received letters complaining about the delay in trying Ackron. The letters said that Ackron was boasting that his case had been pigeon holed and would never be called. As a matter of fact the case waa called last Friday In its regular order. Ackron wanted a postponement and it was put forward on the calendar to December District Attorney Clarke said this morning that ic would certainly be tried as soon as reached in the regulars order of court business. Mr. Clarke explained that his office had nothing at all to do with the assignment of cases on the calendar, as that is entirely In the hands of the Special Sessions Court. MORE PAY DEMORALIZES LABOR. That Is "What Employers Charge Against XT. Concern in England. November 25 The American plan of paying good wages and encouraging employes to increase tho daily output, which was introduced by the manager of the American Electrical Works in Manchester, has been formally protested against by the Employers'! Federation of that district. The latter claim that the labor market is being and their works drained of their best mc by the American officials, who pay heir' laborers twelve cents an hour against nine cents paid by the British employers and get double the amount of work accomplished. Thc. Amsricans intend to ignore the pro They say the British workman is capa bTe enough, but he is demoralized by low wages, and the domineering of the English foremen, against whom they have redress. The British employers blacklist the men their foremen discharge and are attempting to prevent the American concern from employing them. The Americans, how over, propose to stand aloof from the Employers' Federation and carry on their works in their own way. MARRIED IN QUAKER FORM. Miss Jennie A. Estes Became the "Wife of Arthur A. Reimer. The announcement was made to day of the marriage of Jennie Agnes Estes, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ira Estes of Quaker street, Schenectady County. N. to Arthur Adams Reimer of 195 William street, East Orange, J. The wedding: took nlace at thp homo 'of Mrs. Benjamin Estes. the bride's aunt. at street, Brooklyn, on October 16, byCfhe ceremony of the Society of Friends. Bcjjh and groom are members of the Society of Friends. Sy the ceremony observed in Quaker circled there is officiating clergyman or other dignitary. In the presence of itnesses the'bride'and groom pledge themselves to be an'd remain always true, loyal and legal wife and husband. The ceremony dispenses wih all but essentials and is the simplest and most direct of all marriages. Mr. and Mrs. Reimer are living in East Orange. DOUBLE BIRTHDAY PARTY. The residence of Henry Xachmann, at 175 Stqcktqn stree't, was the scene of o. happy gathering last night, the occasion being the birthday celebration of Mr. Xachmann and his daughter, Miss Mollie Schaffran. It was a double event, and, therefore, doubly enjoyable. Mrs. B. Rubin received the guests and was assisted by Miss Sophie Xachmann. who was charmingly attired in a creation of white satin. Among those present were: Mr. and J. Haase. Miss Pauline Haase, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Kessler, the Misses Kessler, Mr. and Mrs. Schaffran, Mr. and Mrs. H. Schaffran, Mr. and Mrs. Bergman, J. Jacobs, Miss Hazel Kessler, Mr. and Mrs. B. L. Xachmann. Miss A. Witkowsky, Adam Snyder. Miss Winifred Maynard, Robert Kellert, Mr. and Mrs. R. Day, Miss Lillian Rose and Miss May Hammond. NEW COUNCIL, D. OF L. In wood, L. November 25 The formal organization of Banner Council No. 67, Daughters of Liberty, took place in Combs' Hall last night, Mrs. Hattie Bruen, state councilor, being present to install the officers. Forty six names appear as charter members and the new council promises to become stTong within a short time. The officers installed last night were as follows: Junior ex councilor, tiamantha Cumbs; Juninr ex associate councilor, M. C. Combs: councilor. MiHS Kmma A. Koch; associate councilor, KstWIa. Koborts: vice councilor, Mrs. Maud Wood; associate vice councilor, Anna Van WIckler; guide, Mrs. Clara insMo puanl. Mao L. Hams' cutside guard. Mary Kcnyon; secretary, Mrs H. Foster; assistant secretary. Mrs. cfarlotte Tnarsall; llnancial secretary, Mrs. W. R. "Taylor treasurer, Mrs. Harry Howker; trustees'. Gilbert 'P. Combs, jr. Mrs. VV. Van WIckler and Fred C. PIERSON FAMILY'S WOES. Mrs. Sarah Pierson, a well dressed woman, living at 763 Franklin avenue, charged her husband. Enos Pierson, with abandonment this morning in the Grant street court. She Magistrate Steers that she had seen nothing of her husband since last April, and that since that time he had failed to contribute anything to the support of herself or four children, two of whom were in in stitutions. Herself and the others. Mrs. Pierson said, had been cared for since the alleged abandonment by her mother. Pierson charged that his wife had left him and that he was not at present able to give his any money. The magistrate ad journed the case for two weeks. PROGRESS IN PORTO RICO. Washington, November 25 The annual re port of W. H. Elliott, Commissioner of the Interior' for Porto Rico, announces substan tial progress along all governmental lines in the Much attention is being paid to'r'o'ad 'building and bridge construction, in order to assure to labor the means of reach "ing the with the products of the soil. The Porto Rieans are being instructed what to plant and how to cultivate most economically and profitably. Sanitary rules and regulations have been introduced and "the people encouraged in habits of cloanli ness and correct living and also assisted In matters affecting trade and commerce at. home and abroad. NEEDED BY BROOKLYN Swanstrom Will Be Backed by Borough Aldermen in Asking for This Sum. EFFORT TO BANISH COBBLES. Redfield Thinks $5,000,000 Ought to Be Spent in a Year, and $12,000,000 in a Short Time. Borough Swanstrom is preparing to make a demand on the Board of Estimate and Apportionment for $3,000,000 for repaving in this borough for next year. During the past few weeks the Borough President has talked with the Brooklyn members of the Board of Aldermen on the matter, and the latter have told him that they stand ready to back him up in his demand. The various Brooklyn boards of trade are to be asked to present petitions to the Board of Estimate requesting an increased street paving appropriation for the year 1903. On the general subject of street improvements. Public Works Commissioner Red field has addressed a letter to Borough President Swanstrom, in which he says: "Contracts have been let and advertised during the current year for repaving on 114 streets in this borough, which will exhaust our entire appropriation for 1902. The amount available for this work has been as follows: Hotnl issue $1,200,000.00 I'remium on bonds, approximately 55,000.00 Item under "ivpnvlnR," budset 1S02 50,000.00 Balanej remaining' from 1901 68,984.0 1 Transferred from other funds during M02 20,000.00 Total $1,393,984.04 Contracts registered for repaving, amount to $1,347,009.00 Bids and contracts not registered 61.22S.65 Advertised and bids not received 9,670.00 Total $1,418,307.05 "The difference between tie above two totals, amounting to $24,523.61, has been paid out of the regular account for "labor, maintenance and supplies," Bureau of highways. "These changes with the paving done as original improvements, will make the pavement mileage on the 1st of January, 1903, assuming that all contracts are carried out: Miles. Asphalt 124.62 Granite 126.65 Cohble 186.30 Belgian 46.61 Brick 5.00 Trap rock 125.00 Medina sandstone .18 Macadam S3.S2 Total 574.43 "The work for which this sum has been expended consists of 25.57 miles of asphalt pavement, 5. 'Jo miles of granite pavement, several blocks each of sandstone and asphalt block pavement and one block of wood pavement. "It is respectfully submitted that both in quality, quantity and price, the work of repaving compares favorably with any previous record. It is a much larger amount of work at lower figures and of better quality than has been done in the entire four years immediately preceding. "In looking toward the work for 1903 the most evident fact is that the problem of paving this borough is so enormous that even the laying of over thirty (30) miles of modern pavements has relatively affected the situation but little. "There will remain, therefore, untouched, 186.30 miles of 'cobblestone streets and in addition 46.61 miles of Belgian streets, mostly in poor condition. Beside this there are 126.65 miles of granite pavements, some of which are nearly worn out and others needing to be relaid or replaced to bring them'to modern conditions. Even if the present low price of asphalt pavement continues, it will require over $7,000,000 to replace the bad cobble streets that still remain, and this will leave untouched the Belgian streets which are nearly as bad, and will allow nothing whatever for replacing or renewing any of the poor granite pavements. It is within limits to say that not less than $12,000,000 will be required to put the present pavements of this borough on a par with tuose of Manhattan or the Bronx. "The above has been examined and approved by the chief engineer of highways for this borough. "The cobble situation here is intolerable. A heavy, costly burden upon our people. These streets can neither be fully repaired nor cleaned. Their continued existence is distinctly lowering to our civic spirit. The property located upon them is injured by their bad condition and will continue so to suffer in value until the cobbles are removed. It is respectfully submitted that the first and foremost need of this borough is the removal, of the cobblestones and replacing them with modern pavement. "It is our definite policy to extend the following streets between the limits stated, in order that the work done this year may do the most good: "DeKalb avenue, from Clinton avenue to Nostrand avenue. "Prospect avenue, from Seventh avenue to Eleventh avenue (connecting with a new portion of that street and making a through line from Hamilton Ferry to the Ocean Parkway, none now existing). "Gates avenue, from Lewis to Bedford avenue (completing that street). "Fourth avenue, from Fortieth to Twentieth street. "Herkimer street, from Albany avenue to Eastern Parkway (providing the only smooth paved line toward East New York, parallel with Fulton street). "Nostrand avenue, from Willoughby avenue to Macon street (completing a through north and south line not now provided). "Reid avenue, from Madison street to Fulton (completing it). "Patchen avenue, from Broadway to Hancock street (completing it). "Driggs avenue, from South Fourth street to Graham avenue (completing it). "In addition to these, which may be said to be necessitated from the current year's work, applications are already now on file for the repaving next year of over sixty additional streets, and further applications are being daily received. "In view of the financial, physical and social damage wrought by the condition of these cobblestone streets, I feel justified in asking that you request of the Board of Estimato and Apportionment and of the Board of Aldermen, if necessary, an allotment to this borough for the year 1903 of at least $5,000,000 for this work in that year, and I would urge you to consider that even with the careful expenditure of this sum at the present low figures much more than half of the urgently needed work would remain undone. "There are. sir, two important factors In dealing with the problem of paving for 1903: First, to get funds for the work; second, to get at the work with promptness. "From my own business experience, as well as personal inquiry, I know it takes a good many weeks to get a large mechanical plant and working force into efficient operation. If our actual paving work on the streets starts in May it will be July before things move most rapidly. It is, therefore, especially important to get the outdoor work begun in late March." ASBTJRY TO BUY SHORE FRONT. Asbury Park, N. November 25 At the meeting of the City Council it was voted to accept Mayor Bradley's proposition to sell the shore front and sewers to the city for $150,000. The resolution was laid over one week, however, so that the lakes and the square might be included. Mayor Bradley also offered, his resignation as Mayor of Asbury Park. EX CAMDEN MAYOR A SUICIDE. Camden, N. November 25 Jesse Pratt, at one time mayor of Camden, committed suicide at his hnme in this city to day by shooting himself through the head. He was HI years of age. Ill health is supposed to have caused his 6elf destruction. Mr. Griffith Would Have New Sidewalks Under Second. Floors of the Stores. TWO MORE TRACKS IN STREET. Shows Why This Would Be Cheaper and Better Than Livingston Street Improvement. To the Editor of the Brooklyn Eagle: I beg to ask your serious consideration of the inclosed sketch and description of a plan to relieve the congestion along Fulton street. I am led to offer this suggdstion by the humor and pathos of the situation revealed by the report of President Swanstrom's engineer upon the plan to widen Livingston street, when he "says of the latter: "It Is the only feasible plan we have." The proposition, roughly outlined below, involves no change in the established lines of travel. It is, therefore, more direct than the circuitous detour through Lafayette avenue, Flatbush avenue, Livingston street, Court street, Fulton street and Tillary street to Washington street. It is difficult to believe that the saving of four or five minutes in transit along Fulton street, claimed in the report, between Flatbush avenue and the Borough Hall, would not be entirely lo3t by the many turns and increased length of this detour. Assume, however, that two minutes be gained. The cost is estimated at $1,800,000, approximately a million for a minute. A subway could he built at a far less rate and save many minutes. I respectfully submit that the Livingston street plan is absurdly extravagant, in view of the benefits to be derived therefrom. Instead of a subway for trolleys, the most ideal solution of the problem, doubtless, I suggest a covered way for pedestrians on a level with the present sidewalk and open to the light and air throughout. The full width between the building lines would thus be available 'for vehicular traffic and trolleys. For the latter two additional tracks might be laid, with ample space between to avoid the dangers to pedestrians when crossing the street. The sketch will make the idea clear. This shows the street in section and indicates the way it may be widened for traffic without the destruction of a single building or the appropriation of Its site. A strip on the ground floor Is all that la required for the covered way. The facades would be carried by piers and girders in much the same manner as now. or colonnades or arcades, as fancy might dictate. The new curb line coincides with the present building line. Along the line of the posts of the eve vated road, at intervals, are indicated "Isles of Safety," for pedestrians crossing the street. At other intervals switches from the center to the side tracks might be set to facilitate the. movement of care In case of blocks and breakdowns. These and such other details as the placing of the new tracks next the arcades, so that shoppers may be protected from the weather when boarding or leaving the cars, and which cars had best use the present tracks, and which the new ones, may safely be left to those competent to decide them. They do not affect the main question of the merit and adaptability of the principal features of the plan. The travel along the four tracks might easily be turned toward the bridge or ferries via Adams street, Washington street and lower Fulton street. The proposition appears to have the following additional advantages: (a) Economy for the city, and the enhancement of realty values on both sides of the street by confirming the element of permanence as a business center. (b) Economy and rapidity of construction due to the preservation of the existing buildings upon their sites, the small amount of filling, grading and new paving requisite, and the simplicity of the building operations necessary to set back the show windows and to shore up the fronts while reconstructing their lower portions. In view of the excavation for the new tunnel the rapidity by which traffic may be provided for is a matter of great importance. The side tracks could be laid ready for use in a few weeks. A quicker method of meeting the difficulty has not yet appeared to the writer. (c) The continuous prosecution of business. The reconstruction of the show windows, which is practically all that the proposed change Involves, occurs too frequently to be regarded as a Berious obstacle. The curtailment of the space upon the first floor presents no real difficulty. It may be noted here that this curtailment, small as it is, amounting to about 5 per cent, of the floor space' of a five story building. eighty feet deep, affords the principal ground for claims for damages against the city. (d) Other benefits of a less practical nature but of great value: The opportunity to enhance the appearance of the street by the harmonious design of the colonnades and arcades is unique in American cities, and great distinction might thus be conferred upon the locality, largely contributing to the rise of realty values. The experience of foreign cties. which we are just beginning to learn, teaches that architectural distinction pays. A promenade in front of beautiful shop win dows, protected from the sun. rain, snow or cinders, brilliantly llgnted by night and opening into restaurants, theaters and the like, could be made most attractive, and become an asset for the whole borough. I speak of the scheme as economical for the reason that, whatever the cost might prove to be and that Is a matter for the experts in realty and the engineers It Is clear that this plan, because it provides for the continued use of the cellars and vaults beneath the covered arcade as well as the floors above it, would cost far less than one involving the purchase of land in fee and the demolition of all structures thereon. Suppose, for instance, that the city 'eases these strips in perpetuity, upon a basis of the actual loss of rental value due to the curtail ment of first floor space. In these days of elevators and steel construction the relative value of the lower floor la a diminishing quantity. What might be loss to day w.ouId be increased value to morrow. By wise management the outlay would be returned in a few years. Assume ns a unit the ordinary five story building eighty feet deep, and the strip for the walk twentv feet wide. The latter is therefore one twentieth of the total floor area of the building, equivalent, let. us say, to 5 per cent, of the rental value. Comparison of claims for damages upon a 5 per cent, basis and those upon a 90 per according to the report upon the Livingston street Says Son of His Half Brother Mismanaged and Squandered Trust Property. IS RELATIVE OF LATE Younger Man, He Alleges, Disregarded Agreement to Support Him and His Wife for Life. In a complaint which has been served upon Lawrence L. Barnum, defendant, Isaac W. Barnum, plaintiff, prays that the former be directed by the Supreme Court to make an accounting of a trust assigned by the plaintiff to him December 17, 1892. The complaint alleges that property of the plaintiff held In trust by the nefendant has been mismanaged and squandered, and that the agreement of the defendant to care for the plaintiff and his wife during their lifetime has been wholly disregarded for several years past. Lawrence L. Barnum is the son of a half brother of Isaac W. Barnum. The family was in some way related to the late P. T. Barnum, the famous showman. Isaac W. Barnum, the plaintiff in this action, is ii years old, and he claims that after assigning property worth more than $50,000 to his nephew to be held in trust, this nephew abandoned him and his wife, leaving them penniless. Lawrence L. Barnum is a banker, at 135 Broadway, Manhattan. He lived in Brooklyn until a few years ago, but now resides at 76 Irving place; Manhattan. According to old man Barnum, who is a picturesque character, living in the basement of the house at 460 Franklin avenue, and making his living by selling a disinfectant, he turned over his entire property, consisting of five Halsey street houses and lots in North Dakota towns and Council Bluffs, to his nephew in 1892. The nephew, in consideration of this property, agreed to board in his own home the old man and his wife, Minerva J. Barnum, throughout their lifetime, and to give them the sum of 525 a month in addition to setting aside enough of the property to yield $600 a year income, which was also to be paid to them. The agreement was signed and delivered in the presence of a notary public. The plaintiff claims that his five houses on Halsey street 253, 255, 257, 259 and 261 cost him, after adding a third story to all of them, $6,000 each. They were mortgaged for $3,500 each. His Western property was unincumbered, or practically so. He says that when the agreement was made with his nephew the latter came to the house, at 253 Halsey street, with his wife and took charge. Some of the furniture the old man had bought, he says, the nephew gave away and the best he kept. Although it was a part of the agreement that the nephew should board and caTe for the old man and his wife in his own home, the plaintiff alleges that, after about one year, he and his wife were left at .253 Halsey street to board with strangers for the rent of the house, the nephew moving away. After standing this for awhile, his nephew took him to live with him at 110 McDonough street, but put him in a hack room on the third floor, despite the fact that he was old and lame. Four years ago he was sent to board with another nephew. Dr. Frederick D. Barnum, at 798 Bedford avenue. After staying there for two years, he alleges, he was put out and left to shuffle for himself. During the ten years which the agreement with Lawrence L. Barnum has been in force, the plaintiff claims to have received hut a small part of the mpney which he was to get under the terms of the agreement. He says his nephew wasted and squandered the property and kept the trust in but an imperfect manner, doling out only scanty portions of the provision covenanted to him, and that the payments came down from $25 a month' to 50 cents and finally ceased altogether, the' last payment being made October 27, 1899, up to which time he had been paid only $1,479.15. It is alleged in the complaint that the defendant was abusive and cruel to the plaintiff. After leaving Dr. Frederick L. Barnum's home, the old man says, his board was paid by the Central Congregational Church until he could get started in some kind of work or business. Lawrence L. Barnum has answered the complaint through his attorneys, and in the answer he: als asks for an accounting of the trust. He claims to have found the property so heavily incumbered that the rents would not yield enough, after interest, taxes, were paid, to leave anything for the plaintiff. It is the contention of the defendant that he was supposed to care for the plaintiff and his wife only so long as the Income from the property would warrant it. Horace Graves, counsel for Isaac W. Barnum, said in regard to the mortgages on the property: "There were mortgages on the Halsey street houses, but we claim that, with fair management, the property would have yielded enough to care for the old man through life and pay for his burial in his plot in the cemetery at Bethel, as the agreement provides. We claim that the rents were spent for other purposes and that the defendant allowed the mortgages to be foreclosed when there was no excuse for it." Dr. Frederick L. Barnum denied that the old man had been put out of his home. "He is an old man," he said, "and you kEow how it is. We got tired of each other and he' left. That's about the size of it." TO DAY IS EVACUATION DAY. General Earle and Veterans Celebrate at the Old Jumel Mansion. General Fernando Earle, owner of the historic Jumel Mansion, One Hundred and Sixtieth street. Washington Heights, once the headquarters of General Washington, following his custom of years, this morning celebrated Evacuation Day by raising the Stars and Stripes at sunrise to the top of the flag pole that stands in front of the mansion. This Is the one hundred and nineteenth anniversary of the day when General George Washington and his forces, who were in Harlem, marched down into the city shortly before evacuated by the British and Hessians. The raising of the flag was participated in by General Earle's two sons, Victor and William, and five members of the old Washington Continental Guard, an organization that was organized In June, 1770, which was mustered into the volunteer service on November 6, 1809, which served in the War of 1812, and two companies of which were in existence up to the time of the Civil War. Few of the veterans of the old organization are now left. The day was also observed at the Ba.ttery. where Old Glory was run to the top of the monster flag pole near the Barge Office. There were no ceremonies, as has been tt.e case In past years, the flag being raised by the park keeper. There were no unusual ceremonies to mark the day in Brooklyn. ENGLISH CONCERN FAILS. London, November 25 The Yorkshire Woolcombers' Association, organized in with a capital of $9,575,000, has sent a circular to Its shareholders announcing the appointment of a receiver. The is the immediate result of an overdraft for $350,000 on the Bradford District Bank, which the Woolcombers' Association failed to meat. The association has been iu difficulties for some time. It exhausted Its. working capital In an unsuccessful attempt to buy up important independent Arms. THANKSGIVING JOYS NEAR. Proclamations of President Roosevelt and Governor Odell, Which Will Be Read in Schools To morrow. Thanksgiving Day is ft holiday of especial and double importance to the pupils of the public schools. For them it means not only a grand feast of turkey, with "trimmin's," but an extra day of freedom from the drudgery of the schoolroom. Day after to morrow is the national holiday. Thanksgiving this year, as usual, comes on the last Thursday in November. President Roosevelt, on October 29, formally designated the date in his annual proclamation, and Governor Odell, on November 11, issued the proclamation customary with governors of states. Both proclamations were published in the Eagle on'the dates of their issuance. As a matter of interest, particularly to the teachers and pupils of the borough schools, and at the request of many of the former, it to day reproduces the proclamations, which will be read in all the public schools to morrow. That of the President is: "According to the yearly custom of our people, it falls upon the President at this season to appoint a day of festival and thanksgiving to God. "Over a century and a quarter has passed since this country took its place among the nations of the earth and during that time we have had, on the whole, more to be thankful for than has fallen to the lot of any other people. Generation after generation has grown to manhood and passed away. Each has had to bear Its peculiar burdens, each to face its special crises, and each has known years of grim trial, when the country was menaced ymalice, domestic or foreign levy, when the hand of the Lord was heavy upon it in drought or flood or pestilence, when in bodily distress and anguish of soul it paid the penalty of folly and a froward heart. Nevertheless, decade by decade, we have struggled onward and upward; we now abundantly enjoy material well doing, and under the favor of the Most High we are striving earnestly to achieve moral and spiritual uplifting. The year that has just closed has been one of peace and of overflowing plenty. Rarely has any people enjoyed greater prosperity than we are now enjoying. For this we render heartleft and solemn thanks to the Giver of Good, and we seek to praise Him not by words only, but by deeds, by the way in which we do our duty to ourselves and to our feilowmen. "Now, therefore, Theodore Roosevelt, President of the United States, do hereby designate as a day of general thanksgiving Thursday the twenty seventh of the coming November, and do recommend that throughout the land the people cease from their ordinary occupations, and in their several homes and places of worship render thanks unto Almighty God for the manifold blessings of the past year. "In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed. "Done at the City of Washington this 29th day of October, in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and two, and of the Independence of the United States the one hundred and twenty seventh. "(Seal.) "(Signed) THEODORE ROOSEVELT. "By the President. "(Signed) John Hay, Secretary of State." Governor Odell's proclamation Is briefer. It is as follows: "Our country has been blessed with peace, prosperity and happiness and our people are respected for their conservatism, for their enlightenment and their progress. The beneficent Influences of our institutions have been exerted for the advancement of civilization and to us have come problems which required not only patriotism in their solution, but faith in God, who has placed upon us the responsibility for this advancement of His work. For all of these blessings we should render homage to Him. "I therefore designate Thursday, November 27, 1902, as a day of thanksgiving and praise. Let us on that day put aside the cares of life and In our homes and in our respective places of worship, with hearts full of thanksgiving and with a faith in our future which can only come through a firm reliance upon Almighty God, offer up prayers of thankfulness and supplications for a continuance of Divine favor. B. B. ODELL, Jr." ALBANY MEN INDORSE BOYCOTT. Street Railway Association Extends Sympathy, hut No Action. Albany, November 25 There Is a new complication in the Schenectady boycott matter, by reason of the action late last night of the Albany branch of the Amalgamated Association of Street Railway employes. This resolution was adopted: "Resolved, that division No. 148 A. A. of S. R. E. of America indorses the action of the Schenectady Trades Assembly and pledges its hearty support as far as it Is in their power to maintain the same." A committee was appointed to visit Schenectady and report to the trades assembly the action of the association and learn if the local association will be a factor in a movement to induce people not to patronize the road under the existing circumstances and report to the Albany members at once. The Schenectady Railway runs into Albany over the lines of the United Traction Company. It was said this morning that the probabilities are that the local organization will not report in favor of any radical action. Six days notice must be given the railway company of an intended strike and it is understood that the Albany branch at least is thoroughly equipped to meet any emergency and that the men are aware of it. DILLON SUFFERS RELAPSE. Chicago, November 25 John Dillon, the Irish leader, who became ill Saturday at the Grand Pacific Hotel, suffered a relapse last night. Mr. Dillon's engagements to speak in Canada have been canceled. Hudson County organizations, Bakers' unions of Greater New York, Cigarmakers' Unions Nos. 149, 132, 87, and Packers' Union No. 92. Clothing Cutters' Union No. 5, Branches 4 and 59 of Arbeiter Kranken und Sterbe kasse, Machinist Unions and Machinist Club. There will be singing by the societies of the city organizations of Hudson County, Arbeiter Maennerchor, Woodside; International Maennerchor, Brooklyn; Musical Circle Mayflower, Qermania Maennerchor, Brooklyn: Baecker Gesangverein, Baecker Gesangverein Harmonie. Sunday, November 30 Visiting day of organizations of Staten Island, Paterson and Newark, Central Labor Union, Brooklyn; Central Labor Federation, New York; United Hatters of North America and Upholsterers' Union, Plattdeutscher Volksfest Vereln, Brooklyn. There will be a concert in the evening by the singing societies, solos by Mrs. Helene Hoppe and F. L. Bergner, zither solos by the brothers Kuensberg, exhibitions by the Turn Verein Vorwaertz and selections by Williamburgh Saengerbund. Monday, December 1, New York day Visit of the progressive New York organizations Butcher unions of New York, Work ingmen's Educational Association, Eighty sixth Street Korchat Quartet Club. A concert will be given by the New York singing societies. Tuesday, December 2 Brooklyn Day. Visit of all progressive organizations of Brooklyn, carpenters, masons, painters, plasterers, ironworkers, the branches Nos. 14, 17, 135, 13 and 155 of the Arbeiter Kranken und Ster bckasse, Strieker Union; "Frohsinn" (Green point), Socialistische Liedertafel (South Brooklyn), Arbeiter Maennerchor (Brooklyn). There will be solos by Gustav Graf, kuensberg brothers and Fred Sander (violin solo). Wednesday, December 3 Brewery Workers' Day. Visit by Brewers' Union No. 69, Beer Drivers' Union No. 24, Brooklyn; Brewers' Unions Nos. 1 and 31, Beer Drivers' Union No. 23, New York, and Newark and Union Hill unions; Coopers' Unions and Wood Carvers; Branches Nos. 68, 87 and S9 of Arbeiter Kranken and Sterbekasse; Brooklyn Federation of Labor. In the evening an entertainment will be given, assisted by Franz Gerau Maennerchor, Arbeiter Harmonie, Gambrinus Maennerchor, Drulden Liederhain and Dramatische Vereln Famll ien Zirkel. Thursday, December 4 The prizes will be awarded at the industrial exhibition. The fair will be visited by the Turn eVrein "Vorwaerts," Branches Nos. 75, 166, 99, 189, 168 and 103, of Arbeiter Kranken and Sterbe Kasse, Kings County S. D. Boot and Shoemakers' Union, the Lasalle Maennerchor, Singing Section of Turn Vereins "Vorwaerts" and Turn Verein "Vorwaerts" will furnish the evening entertainment. ROTH NOT A S. P. C. C. OFFICER. To the Editor of the Brooklyn Eagle: I notice in last night's edition the account of the alleged assault by one Frederick Roth, and in which It was stated that the man was at one time an officer of the Brooklyn Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. Permit me to correct this statement In so far as to say that the man was employed by the society temporarily some three years ago, but was found unsuitable for the work and was not retained. I would say, however, that he came to us highly recommended and that while he was with us he endeavored to do his best. Very truly yours. ROBERT J. WILKIN, Superintendent and Attorney. Brooklyn, November 25, 1902. VOTED AGAINST EDUCATION BILL. London, November 25 John Cathcart Wason, M. who seceded from the Unionist party owing to his opposition to tho education bill, and appealed to his constituents in the Orkney and Shetland Island Division for indorsement, was re elected yesterday as an Independent Liberal. His plurality was larger than before. TROLLEY CAR WRECKS A CAB. A trolley car of tho Flatbush avenue line collided last evening with a cab opposite Lincoln read. Dr. Sully of 137 Lincoln road, the occupant, ow the cab, and the driver, escaped sctious injury. The cab was wrecked.

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