The Brooklyn Daily Eagle from Brooklyn, New York on June 10, 1896 · Page 1
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle from Brooklyn, New York · Page 1

Brooklyn, New York
Issue Date:
Wednesday, June 10, 1896
Page 1
Start Free Trial

THE BROOKLYN DAILY EAGLE FOUR O'CLOCK EDITION. WEDNESDAY, JTJNE 10, 1896. - VOL. 56. NO. 161. - 16 PAGES. THREE CENTS. CHARTER MAKERS, ARE READY. They Hope to Have a Complete Draft "by January Next. TO "WORK DURING THE SUMMER. John F. Dillon and William O. DeWitt Likely to Bo Chosen to Make the General Draft, Leaving Open the More Important Debatable Questions Seth Low to Be Absent Until .September. A Charter - Making Ancestry. The commission appointed yesterday by Governor Morton to draft a charter for the greater New York will shotly oganlze with a view to posecuting Its labors during the summer months. The' scene of Its activities will, in all probabilities, be Manhattan beach. As things now stand, it seems to be a general opinion that. two or three of the commission should make a draft of a charter, leaving open all debatable questions and listing them bo that they may be argued when the full commission meets for that purpose in September. The men likely to be designated to make the draft are William C. Do Witt and John S. Dillon. Mr. Do Witt was the author of the present chaTter of Brooklyn and he grafted into it his ideas of the powers of a maylr and his relation to the heads of departments. His plan of malting the mayor shoulder all of the responsibility of the government is still a favorite Idea with him; and those who know him will say - he will work hard to stamp it on the proposett charter. It has other friends, too, on the commission. Benjamin F. Tracy, Seth Low and Stewart L. Woodford have a great deal of admiration lor the Brooklyn 'idea. . Seth Low will not be able to take up his work. as a commissioner until September. To an Eagle reporter who called on him at Columbia college, in New York, this afternoon, he said: "I do not expect to take part in the work until September, although I feel that the commission will organize before that. When I was asked to take the appointment, I made this statement to the governor. He accepted it and with that condition in view, I accepted the appointment." "Will you want to have the salient features of the Brooklyn charter engrafted in that of the greater territory?" "I admire the Brooklyn charter," said the ex - mayor, "but I am not prepared to say Just what I will do. I must first study the question, and until I have studied it, I can not Bay what I will do." William C. Dewitt, who was seen at his office in the Garfield building said: . "I am glad to see a representative of the Eagle. Your paper is one of the foremost institutions of our city. It enclose within Its files the history of the life of Brooklyn. It. Is the theater upon whose stage the dramas and character of the place have pome and gone lor fifty years. And its assistance and support is of prime importance in making up the new charter, of which we are to have a common metropolis out of the many municipalities about our harbor. But you will not, I trust, expect any interview In detail. It would be in bad. taste for me to express my views on any . part of the business of the commission In advance of its assembly. It Is due to my associates that I should confer with them In the first Instance on' any of the subjects dependent upon our Joint action." ,..;eGneral Benjamin P. Tracy sent word to the. Eagle reporter by his secretary that he had just been formally notified of his appointment by the governor; that thus fax he lad given, them atter little consideration and begged to be excused until later. General - Stewart L. Woodford when seen tct his office In New York said: "I propose to give my entire time to the work of the commission until the task is completed. I hope we will be able to organize hefore the end of this month so that by July 1 we may be at work. A good many of us are busy men and it will greatly facilitate matters if we can" get to work - during the vacation season, - when the courts are closed. A meeting will be held at an early day, when .the commission will organize and lay out a plan of work." Silas B. Butcher, another member of the commission, could not be seen. He left his office early this morning to attend a meeting In New York. Some of the commissioners expect to turn out a completed charter before January 1, 1897. This expectation is qualified by the prompt beginning of the work. They scout the idea that there will be a gradual consolidation of municipal departments and a chance for the domination of the Republican machine. Prom the remarks of some of the commissioners to friends It would seem that the work of drafting a charter for the greater New York 1b by no means the extravagant task it was said to be during the session of the last legislature - Ono of the commissioners has a very distinguished ancestry in the charter making line. This is William C. De Witt of this city. John De Witt, for twenty - five years grand pensionary , of Holland, drafted tho revised constitution of the staats general, which made the best system of free government during the Europe of his day and after which our federal constitution Is in part modelled. Mr De Witts' ancestor's cousins, Charles De Witt and Matthew Cantlne, were on the committee which drafted the first constitution of the state of New York zTrey were each of the mthe great grandfather of the present commissioner. Chales De Witt had a daughter, Mary, who married James Clinton, and became the mother of De Witt Clinton, who took part in the construction of the great charethr of the city of New York and was the most illustrious of its mayors. William C. De Witt drew nearly every charter act going to make up what is generally known as the - Brooklyn charter and Is now deputed to take part In tho drafting of a charter for greater New York. LIKES THE COMMISSION. President Howell's Opinion of Governor Morton's Appointments. Ex - Mayor James Howell, president of the bridge trustees, was enthusiastic to - day over Governor Morton's appointment of the men who are to draft the chaTter for greater New York. In conversation with an Eagle reporter he observed: "It is a very good commission, composed of very able men. I am particularly pleased at the appointment of William C. De Witt. He was corporation counsel when I was mayor of the City of Brooklyn in 1878 - 79 - 80 - 81. I appointed htm myself. Mr. De Witt drafted the present improved charter .of the city and also prepared the bill for the collection of arrears. At that time the city had $16,000,000 of taxes In arrears. He prepared a bill and .through his sagacity a system of collection was adopted that was absolutely . perfect. I consider Mr. DoWltt peculiarly adapted for the work of the commission. But as I said before the entire commission is a very competent one and I have no doubt that old Brooklyn will recelvo fair play. "I don't believe," continued Mr. Howell, "that although there are eleven Republicans and only four Democrats on the commission, that politics will bo allowed to Interfere with the drafting of the charter. Tho selection of such men as Seth Low, Silos B'. Dutcher, Mr. . DeWitt and others will guard against that?" MATABELK FORCE ROUTED. Buluwayd, Juno 10 MacFaTlano's column has had a sharp brush noar Iragnza, with a Matabolo force. Tho latter was routed with the loss of thirty killed. Two troopers wore wounded. i If Your Fire Goes Oat Darin? tue Night Try Kklset & IiOUohlxh's Puro Lehigh Ooal. - A.iv, A MESSAGE OUT CUBA AFFAIRS. Sensational Rumors Regarding Possible Action by President Cleveland. (Special to the Eagle.) Washington, D. C, June 10 A rnmor is current here that President Cleveland intends to send to Congress, before it adjourns, a message on the Cuban matter. The report is that in this message the President will take a very advanced stand. The rumor is denied at the state department, and is said to be absolutely without foundation. This rnmor reached New York early this afternoon, and had a very pronounced offoct upon the stock market, which tumbled off from 2 to i points all along the list. BY TE0LLEY TO HEMPSTEAD. SUPERVISORS OF QUEENS GRANT A FRANCHISE To the Long Island Eleotrio Railroad to Extend Its Tracks From Jamaica to Hempstead. (Special to the Eagle.) Long Island City, L. I., June 10 The board of supervisors of Queens county at a meeting held to - day granted a franchise to the Long Island Electric Railroad company to extend their tracks over the line of the Jamaica and Hempstead turnpike, which is now a county road from the village of Jamaica to Hempstead. A report was submitted to the board by Special Counsel Harrison Moore to the effect that ther was no. legal obstacles to the grant, and acting upon this the franchise was granted. According to the terms of the franchise a double track Is to be laid from Jamaica to Queens, a distance of three miles, and a single track from Queens to Hempstead, a distance of six miles. The double track Is to be laid In the middle of the highway and the single track on the north side of the highway at a sufficient distance, so that when another track may be laid each will be equidistant from the middle line of the highway. The county agrees to pave and macadamize the highway for a width of 37 feet throughout its whole length. The roadbed between the tracks will be paved and outside of the tracks it will be macadamized. The railroad company on Its part agrees to maintain the pavement between the tracks in good order. Tho county engineer has his specifications ready and the supervisors will advertise for bids at once. It Is thought the work will begin inside of a month. As there was some doubt as to whether the highway commissioners of the two towns had not some Jurisdiction over the road, it was thought best by Counselor Henry A. Monfort to get their consent. The town highway' commissioners of the town of Hempstead granted their consent Monday and the town board of Jamaica, who are unanimously in favor of It, said at their last meeting that they would grant the franchise at their meeting this afternoon, providing it met the approval of the board of supervisors. This will dispose of all legal obstacles and the enterprise is looked upon by the residents of the two towns as an assured success. DIED FE0M A D0& BITE. A LITTLE BOY'S SUFFERINGS AT THE BROOKLYN HOSPITAL, Thomas Flannigan Exhibited All the Symptoms of Hydrophobia Bitten by a Cur Three Weeks Ago. Thomas Planigan, the 9 year old boy who was bitten by a dog about three weeks ago, died at the Brooklyn hospital at 9 o'clock this morning. He had shown' every sign of hydrophobia, particularly the well defined one of abhorrence of water, although the physician who attended him, Dr. Sondem, said that the boy occasionally allowed a small quantity to pass his Hps. The little fellow became violent last night, and it was necessary to tie him to the bed. Everything possible was done for him, but he gradually sank after a paroxysm, until his death this morning. Dr. Sondern said this morning that although young Flanigan, as stated above, had evidenced in every way that he was suffering from hydrophobia, this could only be determined, by a post mortem examination, which would be held at 2:30 in the afternoon, but the final conclusion could not be reached for probably two weeks, because It would be necessary to Inoculate an animal with the blood of the boy to get at the true facts. The case of the 9 year old boy was a peculiar one In some respects. He retained consciousness until the very last and was able at times to talk to the doctor, whom he told that he was bitten a little over three weeks ago. The facts as now known are that the boy was playing in city park when a small black shaggy dog jumped at him. He became frightened and as he tried to push the dog away it snapped at him and bit him slightly over the right eyebrow. The wound bled a little and the boy ran to his home at 14 United States street. An ambulance call was sent to tho Brooklyn hospital. Ambulance Surgeon Sondern responded. He cauterized the wound. In a few days little Flanigan was again playing In the park. On Saturday last, however, his mother became anxious regarding him, as he acted in a strange manner and suddenly evinced a horror of water going into one convulsion after another. On Sunday he showed no improvement. The boy was then removed to the hospital by Surgeon Sondern, a call having been sent to the Institution through the police. There was a general agreement there as to the nature of the disease and it was not thought from tho beginning that the boy would live. NO ALIMONY FOR MRS. RUSSELL In Her Suit for Separation from John H. Russell. Application was made to Justice Smith In supreme court, special term, this morning, for alimony and counsel fee for Mary Russell, who Is suing her husband, John H. Russell, a newsman, for a separation. Russell had an action for absolute divorce from his wife. She denies the charges and alleges cruel and Inhuman treatment. The case brought by Russell resulted alter trial In a verdict for the wife, not one witness testifying In substantiation of the plaintiff's case. The wife's case will now be tried. In opposition to the motion Russell's counsel asked that Russell be not harassed. The wife had supported herself and three children for years, and In the first caBe tried she was allowed but (5 a week alimony and $25 counsel fees, provided the case was tried speedily. It was necessary to secure a commission to take testimony and that delayed the trial and alimony ceased. Russell was not earning but J5 a week, counsel said; and wbb dependent on his mother. He was also in debt. Mrs. Russell's counsel said Russell Is earning $25 a week. Justice Smith refused to grant alimony, and allowed $10 counsel fee to the plaintiff. TWO MOTORMEN ARRESTED. John Bohland of 78' Alaboma avenue and George W. Roynolds. of 13 Alabama avenuo, motormen employed by the Brooklyn Heights Railroad company, wero arrested yesterday by officers of Chief Detective Reynolds' bureau, oharged with running their oars at too high a rate of speed. They were held for examination beforo Justice Walsh. ' , SHOT HER 6 YEAR OLD BROTHER Little Sophie Kellner Was Playing With a Robert Rifle, WHICH WAS THOUGHT UNLOADED She Pointed the Weapon at the Boy, Who Was at Breakfast, and Pulled the Trigger He Was Instantly Killed - Arrested and Discharged The Family Is Prostrated Mr. Kellner Had Left the Rifle in the Back Yard. There was a heartrending tragedy in Greenpolnt at 7:30 o'clock this morning, when Sophie Kellner, - 8 years old, shot and instantly killed her 0 year old brother John, who was 'the pride of the family and tho pet of the neighborhood. The shooting was, of course, accidental and the fatal bullet was fired from a flobort rifle, which the little girl found in the rear of her home and with which she was playing at the time. After the tragedy,' Sophie was arrested by Policeman Ester of the Seventh precinct and taken to the Ewen street police court, where she was charged with homicide. When Justice Lemon beard the circumstances surrounding the case he refused to entertain a complaint and sent the little girl home with her broken hearted mother. John Kellner was the youngest of six children who lived with their parents In the pretty two story and a half cottage at 254 Greene street. John Kellner, sr., the father, used to be a tinsmith', but of late years he has devoted nearly all his time to buying old tin and iron, for which he finds a ready market in the Greenpolnt sash factories. Johnny was the only boy of the six children and all the girls are older. The members of the family had breakfast together at a little after 7 o'clock this morning and, when they had finished, Sophie went out In the yard in the rear of the house to play. The other girls helped their mother with her household duties and little Johnny remained at the table drinking an .extra cup of coffee. The door leading from the diningroom to the yard was open and Sophie frequently shouted to her brother to hurry up and get through breakfast, so they could play house. While Sophie was In the yard she came across the flobert rifle, which her father had used a couple of days ago to shoot some pigeons that annoyed him. The latter at that time supposed that the rifle was not loaded and that Is why he says he was careless in leaving the weapon about the yard. Sophie had been playing with the rifle perhaps five minutes, when she pointed the gun at her brother and yelled "Boo." John's back was toward his sister and as he turned about she pulled the trigger of the rifle, as she had playfully done on several other occasions. The next instant her brother shouted: "Oh, mamma, Sophie has shot me." That was all the boy said, for as he spoke he fell dead from his little chair. The bullet from the rifle had entered Just beneath the left shoulder blade and had penetrated the heart. Mrs. Kellner was scarcely able to realize what had happened and she ploked her son up in her arms" and carried him into an adjoining room. A second glance at the lad's face told her that the boy was dead. When Sophie saw her brother fall from the chair she ran into the house and begged him to speak to her. The neighbors learned of the shooting and Policeman Ester, who was passing, arrested Sophie. She was accompanied to the station House by her mother, where the latter asked the her daughter he liberated as she felt positive that the shooting was accidental. The sergeant said he was 'unable to comply with the woman's request, and the mother and daughter were taken to the Ewen street police court, where Justice Lemon at once discharged tne gin. Although Sophie Is only 8 years old she is deeply affected by the tragedy, and she cried nearly all the morning. The boy's father is almost frantic with grief, and Mrs. Kellner is having a hard time to bear up under the circumstances. Coroner Nason was notified of the shooting this morning, and he will make everything as easy as possible for the unfortunate family. The funeral will probably be held at the Kellner borne on Friday. - . CHARLES HUBBARD MISSING. Charles Hubbard, 40 years old, of 802 Third avenue, haB been missing from his home since June 4. His wife reported the case at police headquarters and can give no reason for his disappearance. He is about 5 feet 7 inches, weighs about 140 pounds, has sandy hair and mustache, and wears dark blue gack coat and trousers, with lace shoes. BTJERGEE USED A HATCHET IN HIS ATTEMPT TO COMMIT SUICIDE. He Gashed His Head and Shoulders and Crawled Into a Cellar to Die. He Was Despondent. Herman Buerger, a German, 54 years old, who for the past two years has lived with his wife on the top floor of the tenement house at 132 Scholes street, tried to end his life in an unusual manner at an early hour this morning. With a brand new hatchet he hacked his head and shoulders, Inflicting deep cuts and then crawled into the cellar of an old brewery, where he expected he would die from the self inflicted Injuries. Buerger until recently made $10 a week as a wire worker in a South Brooklyn shop. When he was discharged three weeks ago he became despondent and since that time he has frequently told his wife that it would be best for him to end his life. Last Saturday Got - frled Plngerlein, who lives on the first floor of the Scholes street house, took down his shot gun and cleaned it preparatory to going on a hunting trip. When Buerger saw Fin - gerletn with the gun ho ran down stairs and said: "I am tired of life. I wish you would shoot me before you go hunting." Plngerlein thought Buerger was only fooling. According to Mrs. Buerger her husband got up at 6 o'clock this morning and commenced to talk about being out of employment. Ho said that while he worked he was healthy, but since he had been idle he felt ill nearly all the time. Mrs. Buerger cautioned her husband not to worry too much and went to sleep. The next seen of Buerger was about an hour later when two boys walking along Scholes street heard someone moaning In the cellar of tho old brewery near Graham avenue. The boys peeped into the cellar and there saw Buerger lying In ono corner apparently unconscious. They notified Policeman Drinkwater and after ho discovered that Buerger was bleeding from wounds lw the head he summoned an ambulance. Dr. Plack of St. Catherine's hospital responded and Buerger was removed to that institution. Policeman Drinkwater says he found the hatchet which Buerger used In cutting himself in the cellar near the place where the man lay and he feels confident the injuries Buerger received were self inflicted. There are Beveral blood stains in front of Burger's home and It would seem that he hacked himself as soon as be left the house. Mrs. Buerger identified tho hatchet as one which her husband bought Beveral weeks ago. She said it had never been used. Dr. Keegan, the house, surgeon at St. Catharine's hospital, was unablo to say this morning whother or not Buerger would die. "His scalp was badly hacked," said Dr. Keegan, "and there may possibly be a fracture of the skull. If there is, the chances for Buerger's recovery are not good. The cuts on his shoulders are only slight ones." Buerger regained consciousness soon after i being taken to the hospital. I MARRIED IN SPRINGFIELD. William Jaggers Wells of Brooklyn and Miss Sarah Ward. (Special to the Eagle.) Springfield, 0., June 10 William Jaggers Wells, member of a well to do Brooklyn family, was married here to - day to Miss Sarah Kathryn Ward, daughter of Charles H. Ward, a prominent broker. The wedding was one of the social events of the season and was attended by about one hundred and fifty people, among whom were tho groom's mother, sister. Miss Moquln and others of Brooklyn. The couple will take an extended trip, after which they will be at home after July 1 at 138 Lafayette avenue, Brooklyn. The bride is a talented singer. She met tho groom while visiting in Brooklyn several months ago. It is stated that their acquaintance began most romantically through the groom's singing a song the bride knew and which resulted In Inquiries that led to a closer acquaintance. HUNDREDS OF HAVANA CIGARS. The Booty That a Second Precinct Policeman Found on a Prisoner. Robert McKinney, a stevedore, living at 11 Cleveland place, was held for examination by United States Commissioner Morle this morning for having unstamped cigars in his possession. Patrolmen Glllen and Orr of the Second precinct saw a man with a big valise in his hand enter the liquor store at 111 Fur - man street yesterday afternoon. A few moments later they saw McKinney come out with the same valise and they put him under arrest. ' He said it was given him by the other man, who received it from Fireman James McGuirken of the Ward line steamer Clgaranca to take to a cigar dealer named Strumeyer at 247 Ninth street. On opening the valise it was found to contain 2,700 first quality Havana cigars. McKinney was locked up In the Fulton street police station, and this morning was turned over to the federal authorities. SKULL FRACTURED BY A BRICE WHICH FELL OR WAS THROWN FROM A HOUSE TOP. The 'Viotim Is 8 Year Old George Tookei Elvin Bower Held as tho Thrower of the Missile. George C. Tooker, an 8 year old boy of 187 Patchcn avenue was hit on the head with a brick thrown from the roof of 180 Patchen avenue, corner of Hancock street, yesterday afternoon. Tooker received a fracture of tho left frontal bone and was removed to the St. Mary's hospital, where at first it was thought he would die. Elvln Bower, 12 years old, was arrested, accused of throwing the brick and spent the night in the Ralph avenue station house in spite of his protestations of innocence. This morning he was arraigned in the Gates avenue police court and paroled In the custody of his parents. About 6 o'clock yesterday afternoon a group of young boys were standing at the southwest corner of Patchen avenue and Hancock street, when there fell in rapid succession from fee - roof of 180 Patchen avenue a tin cup, several handful of pebbles and a bottle. The boys, whose names were Olaf A. Mann, of 710 Hancock street, Lester Alexander of 706 Hancock street and George C. Tooker of 187 Patchen avenue, looked up and recog nized Elvln Bower, who lived In the house from which the things fell. Bower had a quarrel with Alexander tbe day before and the boys say the missiles were probably meant for him. The next missile which fell from the roof was a Jagged brick, which struck 8 year old George Tooker on the head, as he was leaning over to tie ms snoes, and knocked him to the sidewalk senseless, with blood gushing from a cut in his forehead in streams. The screams of the boys roused the entire neighborhood, and Tooker's senseless form was carried by a boy named Hagerty to his home at 187 Patchen avenue, almost opposite the scene of the assault. Thet police,., were promptly notified and on hearing the particulars promptly arrested Elvin Bower, who was found in his home at 180 Patchen avenue, from the roof of which the missiles fell. The wounded boy still remained unconscious, and was taken to St. Mary's hospital by his family. Here his head was bandaged and the doctors in charge .said that the left frontal bone was fractured, and the boy would probably die. When the boy's father came home he was notified of the accident, and spent the night at his wounded son's bedside.. From the boys In the neighborhood it was learned to - day that Bower, who Is said to have thrown the brick, is very unpopular, and none of the children will play with him. One of his favorite pursuits Is said to be to go to the roof of his home and amuse himself by throwing the pebbles at the other boys on the street and the passersby. Not long ago, the boys say, he broke the skylight of a doctor, living a few doors above, with a pebble, and his parents were obliged to pay for fixing it. Bower spent the night in the uncomfortable quarters of the Ralph avenue police station and when arraigned this morning in the Gates avenue police court he was in a broken down state. Before his case was called he became so sick from sheer fright and nervousness that he became 111 and Justice Harrl - mon permitted his mother, who was in the court room, to enter the prisoners' pen to attend to him. When arraigned before the bar he was so faint that he could hardly stand erect and seeing his condition Justice HaTriman postponed the examination and paroled the boy in the custody of his parents. The boy, who, by the way, is a very bright little fellow, stoutly denies that ho threw the brick. Mrs. Bowers, his mother, says the boy was in tho house and not on the roof at the time the brick fell and struck the Tooker boy. She explains the accident by saying that there was a man working on the roof at tho time and that the brick was knocked over accidentally. Tooker and one of the other boys. It Is said, claim that they recognized Bower, as their attontion was called to the roof by the falling of tho other missiles. At St Mary's hospital this morning it was learned that Tooker was getting along nicely and would probably recover. An operation, however, will probably be necessary. In the neighborhood of the accident the feeling against the Bower boy is very bitter and the boys say they will never have anything to do with him. NEWS FOR CALDER'S RELATIVES. Polico Superintendent McKelvoy, has received two anxious enquiries from the South. A corrospondont writing from Atlanta, Ga., wants to know if Mm. Lizzie Keanan, whose maiden namo was Lizzie Tighe, a native of Dublin, is at present living in Brooklyn. A lawyer in Ewell, Dalo Co., Fla.I wants to find tho relatives of George A. Calder, who recently died in Ewell. He is said to have had a brother and sister here. They may bo interested in tho fact that he loft an estate of 3.000. CAPTAIN PICKETT RETIRED. Captain Patrick H. Pickett of the Mulberry street station, New York, was retired by the board - of police commissioners at the meeting to - day. The retirement was granted on the captain's application. He was in command of tho Tenderloin precinct until Monday last, when he was transferred to Mulberry street station - He retires on a pension of $1,375 per annum. COURT OF APPEALS. Saratoga, N. Y.. Juno 10 Court appoals calendar for Thursday; No.'s 606, 607. C24. 540. 611,413: Commencement Exercbei. Schools and Colleges will find the latest designs for Commencement Programmes at tho Eagle Job Pbintiko Ojtiok, Eagle Bonding - , fifth floor. Prices reasonable. Work unexcelled. argea,ssenf or elevators constantly ruunlnjn i . WILL FIGHT A GARBAGE PLANT, Which New York Proposes to Establish on Barren Island. IT MAY INJURE PROPERTY. Property Owners at Rockaway, Canar - sie and Coney Island Strenuously ObjectProfessor Austen Has Examined the Matter at Their Request He Says That It Will Be Detrimental to Health and to Comfort. Acting; upon the recommendation of Colonel Waring, the mayor and the common council of the city of New York have adopted what Is known Is the Arnold process for disposing of the garbage of that city. The work is to be done on Barren island by the White Fertilizer company, which will take the contract from the city for the disposing of all of Its garbage. The owners of property and the people living in Canarsie, along the Rockaway shore and at'Manhattan beach and Coney Island have made objection to the plan of Commissioner Waring, on the ground that the result of the work will be unhealthy conditions along the shore and a depreciation in the value of property. The White company has a plant on Barren Island on the Inlet shore, about two miles from Canarsie. It burns dead animals for the manufacture of fertilizer and has a capacity of fifty tons a day. It proposes to contract with the City of New York for the reception and disposition of not less than 500 tons of garbage per day, the amount to vary from 500 to 1,000 tons. The process to be used, known as the Arnold process. Is comparatively new. It Is at present In use on a small scale In Philadelphia. By this process the garbage Is first boiled under a high pressure In large digesters. Then the mass is taken out and the solid and liquid parts separated. The solid part is then used in the manufacture of fertilizer, while tho affluent water is allowed to run away into the sea. The people of the shore near Barren Island say that the White plant is not large enough to undertake so large a contract and that already, by reason of disagreeable odors and polluted water. It Is becoming a nuisance. At the request of several men interested in the scientific destruction of garbage and at the solicitation of some of the residents of Rockaway, Professor Peter T. Austen, the well known chemical expert, yesterday visited Barren Island for the purpose of inspecting the White plant and the proposed process. To an Eagle reporter last night Professor Austen said: "I visited Barren Island to - day for the purpose of studying the Arnold process of destroying garbage. This process has beeu adopted by the olty of New York upon he recommendation of Commissioner Waring. I was not favorably Impressed with the proposed methods. In the light of modern science I consider it a wasteful method. Further, I do not think that so large an amount of garbage can be disposed of there without damage to the water, the fishing and to the surrounding shores. Indeed, complaint is made already by the fishermen and the property owners that their Interests have been Injured by the present plant. "By this Arnold process, after the liquid and the soflld parts have been separated, the liquid Is drawn Into huge tanks and allowed to stand. Upon the surface of this liquid grease forms. The grease is removed and the affluent wlater is allowed to run away, In this case. Into the Jamaica bay. Now the boiling of 600 tons of garbage means the production of 500 tons, or 1,000,000 pounds, or 200,000 gallons of liquor daily. All this is to. he precipitated into the bay.. When the amount of garbage roaches 1,000 tons daily, the amount of discharge daily will, of course, be doubled. From the sample of the liquid, or spup, as it may be called, from the Philadelphia plant, whioh.was submitted to me, I am led to believe that It will conifcain organic matter which upon explosure to the air will go into putrefaction. Now the amount to be disposed of is so large that it cannot be stored. The plant will have to work continually. Consequently a port of this affluent waiter will be discharged when the tide is coming in. The water will, therefore, be carried into the nay and deposited upon the shores, upon the bottom and upon docks and the bottoms of boaits. If all the organic matter In the garbage Is not thoroughly sterilized before it is discharged disastrous results as to hearth will be likely to follow. I do not believe that so large a mass can be sterilized. The garbage on its way to the plant and in the digesters has a tendency to form In lumps, and exceedingly high pressure Is neeaea to penetrate tnem end destroy animal life. I doubt If it can be done by the proposed process. "It is very hard to separate the grease from the affluent water, and if it is not done, the grease will not be oxidized, but will, in the water, form precipitates which will coat weeds, docks, boats and anything with whlo.h It comes in contact This would be very detri mental to tne oyster nsnermen. Further, upon the grounds of economy, I am opposed to the process. In the light of scientific discoveries, I am not in favor of any process which does not use all the nitrogenous matter. This process does not, as I have indicated in the matter of the grease, use all of the nitrogenous matter contained in the earbacre. "Further, I do not believe that discrimina tion should do made. No bone boiler within the city limits is allowed to discharge anything but harmless water into any waters in or around the city, Newtown creek, for Instance. Now Barren island is not in the citv limits, it Is true, but inasmuch as Its effects will be directly felt in Brooklyn, I think some way ought to be devised for the suppression of any plant that is likely to contaminate the city's water front. "Brooklyn needs all the breathing places she has. Nothing should be allowed to interfere with them. If this process fills the bay with exposed animal matter, which will be brought to the air at every low tide, it wiil not be long before the effects will be felt. Already the smell from Barren island Is noticeable at the Oriental hotel, and to - day at Canarsie was distinct. By West inlet, which comes in about three quarters of a mile from the establishment, the discharge can be carried almost to the Oriental. I was not at all favorably impressed with the project. I think that it will be prejudicial to health and to property Interests on the shore of the bay. It will also tend to make the shore resorts unpopular, and for this reason I think the proposition is bad." It was said yesterday that the process had been tried In Boston without success. Philadelphia uses It only in a small way, in a plant providing for only 50 tons.' Dr. Austen declined to give the names of any of the people who had employed him, hut said that one of them Is a resident of Rnir - away, who felt that his property was being reaucea in vaiue Dy me oaors arising from the plant already in existence. SMALL "VERDICT AGAINST COSTA The jury in tho suit of Catharine Hanlon against Salvator Costa to recover the sum of 810,000 for alleged Injurios resulting from a fall through a floor of a building owned by tho defendant, which was (Tied yesterday boforo Justice Dykman in Part IV of the supromo oourt, returned a verdict of $350 for tho plaintiff. BEQUEATHED A FEATHER BED. Tho will of Mrs. Ellon Wheeler filed in Sur rogate Abbott's court to - day, gives .22.000 to her children, George, Henry, Androw, Edmund and Joserjhinn. One hennrmt in n. fnllnwo. 'T give and bequeath to my eon Andrew Whoeler, me kuusb ieamer Deu, me one upon wmcli his Uncle John died." TWO NEW COURT APPOINTEES. John O'Connell of tho third ward, regular Democrat, BO - oalled, and Arthur E. Cobblo, Republican', of the Twenty - third ward, were appointed officors of the supremo court to - day. O'Connell was appointed for Justice Gayhor, nd Cobble for State Senator Wray. NOTICE. To Summer Resort Advertisers in Next Sunday's Paper. In order to insure proper classification with the main body of .summer resort announcements, all advertisements in this class must be in the Eagle office before 6 o'clock Saturday evening. BARCELONA'S BOMB THROWER, Barcelona, Juno 10 Tho polico have ascertained that the name of tho man who threw the bomb into tho procossion on Snndoy last, causing tho death of about a dozen people, is Changer. He is an agent for an anarchist club. A number of similar bomb3 have been discovered in the outskirts of this city, and it is believed that some of the persons arrested on the chargo of complicity in tho outrage are connected with the Cuban filibusters. DEANK CARBOLIC ACID. MARY DEMPSEY TRIED TO COMMIT SUICIDE IN THE PARK. ifound by a Boy, Who Gave the Alarm She Had Written a Farewell Letter. At about 6 o'clock yesterday afternoon Officer McVay of the park police, who was stationed at the Fifteenth street entrance of Prospect park, was Informed by John Coller, 14 years old, of 417 Fourteenth street, that a girl was very sick at the west end of the long meadow. McVay hurried to the place and found a girl in a semi - unconscious state. By her side was a four ounce bottle, empty, and labeled carbolic acid. The officer hastened back to the entrance and sent an ambulance call through the Fifth avenue police station. Ambulance Surgeon Clarke of the Seney hospital answered the summons, and after a few minutes' work over the girl with a stomach pump, removed her to the hospital. There she said her name was Mary Demp - sey, 18 years old, of 411 Fourteenth street - She said she was tired of life and wanted to die. On the grass near where she sat a letter was found addressed to her mother, which read as follows: 411 Fourteenth street, near Eighth avenue, Brooklyn, June 9, 1SS6. Dear Mama I write these few lines, wlch will be my last on this ealrth. Ever sence I was born you and papa are every day wishing I was dead. You often say when I go out you hope 1 would come in dead. You no what you blame me of taken, and you akuse ire of taken it before. Ma and pa, you no that I all - wsyj loved you both and allways loved my sleters and my brothers two. If you can bring" XeaJie out to kiss me good - by that is all I want and my dearest brotheT Martin. Tell all my ants and unkle that I said goodby fore ever on this ealrth. Goodby fore all. MARY S. A. DEMPSEY. At the hospital this morning the girl was pronounced to be decidedly better, if not out of danger. The bottle that contained the poison was labeled from Coleman's pharmacy. Seventh avenue and Third street, Brooklyn. SIMIS AEG - TJES FOE $347,300. THE REQUISITION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CHARITIES. Additional Snms Required Because of Convict Labor Law.s and Removal of United States Prisoners. The board of estimate met at 2:15 this afternoon, and resumed the consideration of the budget for 1897. All of the members were presen and Mayor "Wurster presided. Adolph Slmls, president of the board of charities commissioners, appeared to explain the requisition of the department for $347,300. Mr. Slmls submitted a statement showing that the average monthly expenditure for suplies furnished to all departments of the service for ten months ending June 1, was $16,987.40; the total for twelve months at same average rate per month would be $203, - 848.80; the average monthly pay roll of department Is In round numbers, $12,000, or per annum, $144,000. The extra amount called for Is In anticipation of extra expenditures for salaries on completion of additions to hospital buildings by reason of necessary increase of trained help, and increase in number of employes at penitentiary because of change in method of employment of convicts, in compliance with provisions of recent enactments and new constitution. The estibated receipts from penitentiary from August 1, 1896, to August 1, 1S97, for board and labor of convicts are $40,000. Mr. Simis alst informed the board that the number of county wards committed by the commissioners remaining In twelve Institutions as 1,745. He further said that in consequence of the law against the employment of convict labor, the departmFent would lose $10S,215. There would also be a loss resultlne from the prohibition in respect to United States prisoners at the penitentiary. The law provides that no more such prisoners can be sent to the penitentiary after August 1. President B. J. Neff appeared in reference to the requisition of $94,100 as against $80,000, for the currant year. He said that the increase is owing to the fact that the membership of the board had been enlarged and that the annexation of the old town had necessitated the purchase of new books and maps and had extended the work of the assessors. Civil Justice Schnitzspan was before the board to explain his requisition of $14,500, as against $12,900 allowed for 1896. He said that the increase was owing to the employment of an additional clerk, who was absolutely necessary. POST OFFICE FIXTURES SOLD. Ozone Park People Getting Their Mail Under Difficulties. (Special to the Eagle.) ' Ozone Park, L. I., June 10 The post office fixtures of the Ozone Park office were sold yesterday by Sheriff Doht to satisfy a Judgment of $145 held against Postmaster Chevalier by the Hall, Sash, Door and Blind company. Frederick Baker, a former partner of Chevalier in the building business, and William Shaw, purchased the fixtures and carted them away. A sister In law or Chevalier, Miss Marie L. Turk, who claims that the fixtures belong to her under a bill of sale made last January, has applied to Justice Lauer for a warrant for the arrest of Baker and Shaw on charge of larceny In taking the fixtures away. The justice is considering what action to take in the matter. In the meantime the patrons of the post office are put to a serious inconvenience. HERBERT TRIES SUICIDE. Eustace Herbert, aged 54 years, of 662 Butler street, attempted tniieido at his residence ycBtorday afternoon by cutting the veins in his left wrist with a razor. Ho had been threatening all day to kill himself and his wife discovered the act beforo Herbert had done himself mush damage. Ho was taken to John's hospital. Herbert had been drinking heavily. IRONCLAD'S BOILER EXPLODES. Tonlon. .Tntin in rinrlnt. hn nffiMnl day of tho now French ironclad Janroguiberry, ono of her boilers exploded, injuring nine men. CZAR'S CHARITY DONATION. St. Petersburg. Juno 10 In com Tnemmn.tirm of his coronation, the czar has donated the sum of 975,000 to oharitios. S How He Figures the Ohio Man a Sure Winner. NEW YORK DELEGATES PLACED. The Manager of the Major's Campaign Has the Entire Empire State Delegation Classified and Pretends to Give the First and Second Presidential Choices of All of Them Republican. Leaders Assembling. - (Special to the Eagle.) St. Louis, Mo., June 10 Mark Hanna of Ohio, the real Napoleon of the Republican party of to - day, has issued a handbook of the St. Louis convention containing names of post offices and presidential preferences of delegates, alternates and contestants to the eleventh national convention of the Republican party. This handbook is a neat printed pamphlet of 87 pages. Copies of It are only In the possession of Mr. Hanna and his most trusted lieutenants and they hold it as sacred as the President's message. The Eagle correspondent obtained possession to - day of this most valuable pamphlet and the following extracts from it relating to the Empire state and its delegates, and alternates to the St. Louis convention will show to the readers of ths Eagle the masterly and heretofore unheard of system adopted by the McKinley managers. It will demonstrate most clearly that they have taken nothing for granted and have left nothing to chance, but have made a complete, thorough and minute canvass of the personnel of the convention and know Just how each delegate will vote. Any doubt as to Major McKinley's nomination on the first ballot when the convention convenes next week, will be forever dissipated after an examination of Mr. Hanna's hand - ' book. These are his private memoranda Id regard to New York state: DELEGATE AT LARGE. First Name, choice. Thomas C. Piatt Morton. Warner Miller Morton. Chauncey M. Depey Morton. Edward Lauterbach Morton. ALTEBNATES AT LARGE. Hamilton Fish Morton. C. H. Babcock Morton. Frank S. Witherbee Morton. Daniel H. McMillan Morton. Second cbooe. Reed. McKinley. McKinley. Reed, Heed. Deed. Reed. Reed. FIRST DISTRICT DELEGATES. W. L. Suydam Morton. H. C. Johnson Morton. ALTEBNATES. ' H. Kevins...: Morton. Augustus Benton Morton. McKinley. Reed. McKinley. Reed. SECOKD DISTRICT DELEGATES. Theodore B. Willis McKinley. McKinley. George H.Roberts Morton. McKinley. ALTEBNATES. Denis M. Hurley Morton. McKinley. W. E. Phillips Morton. McKinley. THIRD DISTRICT DELEGATES. Timothy Ii. Woodruff McKinley. McKinley. Walter B. Atterbury atcKinioy. McKinley, ALTERNATES. Jacob Brenner McKinley, McKinley. James Lefferts McKinley. McKinley. FOURTH DISTRICT DELEGATES. Granville W . Harmon Morton. McKinley, - . JoseshR. Clark McKinley. McKinley. ALTEBNATES. Frederick E. Shipman Morton. McKinley. Joseph Connell Morton. McKinley, FIFTH DISTRICT DELEGATES. Frederick W. Wurster McKinley. McKinley. Ernest J. Kaltenback McKinley. McKinley. ALTER STATES. T.H. Mllllken. McKinley. McKinley. Frank Vogt McKinley. McKinley, SIXTH DISTRICT DELEGATES. Renry C. Saffen Morton. George W. Palmer Morton. Reed. Reed. ALTKBHATE8. James F. Bendernagle Morton. Reed, Jacob Worth Morton. Reed. CONTESTANTS. Edward H. Schleuter Morton. Reed. Henry C. Fisher...' Morton. Reed. ALTERNATES. Hennon Wagner Morton. Reed. Joseph Murcott.. - Morton. Reed. SEVENTH DISTBICT DELEGATES. Cornelius Van Cott :. .Morton. Reed. Hugh McSoberts Morton. Reed. ALTERNATES. Frederick Haldy Morton. Reed. Frank Hoggin Morton. Reed, CONTESTANTS. Martin H. Healy ..McKinley. McKinley. Abraham S. Cole McKinley. McKinley. K ALTERNATES. JomesF. Conway... McKinley. McKinley. James Hetherlngton McKinley. McKinley. EIGHTH DISTBICT DELEGATES. Idspenard Stewart Morton. Reed. A,, a,, van Alien..... Morton. ALTEBNATES. Simon Gavin Morton. John Moron Morton. Read. Reed. Reed. NINTH DISTBICT DELEGATES. Charles H. Hunan. Morton.' J. J. Collins Morton. ALTEBNATES. Christopher Goets Morton. Abraham A. Joseph Morton. CONTESTANTS. Theodore F. Ruble Morton. Rudolph Moss Morton. ALTEBNATES. Israel Kills Morton. William Green Morton. Reed. Reed. Reed. Reed. Reed. Reed. Reed. Reed. TENTH DISTRICT DELEGATES. Fredorick S. Gibbs Morton. Reed. jonn w. winaoipn .....Morton. ALTERNATES. C. W. Meade Morton. Joseph F. Hackett Morton. Reed. Reed. Reed. ELEVENTH DISTRICT DELEGATES. Jacob M. Patterson Morton. Reed. ueorge muara Morton. ALTEBNATES. Charles M. Jeroloman Morton. ConradC. Weisman Morton. Reed. R3edL Reed. TWELFTH DISTBICT DELEGATES. Cornelius V. Bliss MoKlnley. McKinley. S.V.R. Kroger McKinley. McKinley. ALTEBNATES. Tecumseh Sherman McKinley. McKinley. Edward Hardy McKinley. McKinley. CONTESTANTS. Howard Carroll Morion. Thnxlow Weed Barnes Morton. ALTERNATES. Cabal A. Kitnms Morton. Charles EiOlich Morton. Reed. Reed. Reed. Reed. THIRTEENTH DISTBICT DELEGATES. William Brookfleld McKinley. McKinley. Anson G. McCook McKinley. McKinley. ALTERNATES. Thomas F. Ryan McKinley. McKinley. Robert Miller McKinley. McKinley. FOURTH DISTRICT DELEGATES. Lemuel Quigg Morton. Reed. Reed. Aoranam uruoer Morton. ALTERNATES. James Trow Alexander Morion. Reed. Henry R. Hoyt Morton, Read. FIFTEENTH DISTRICT DELEGATES. C. H. T. Collls McKinley. McKinley. Robert J. Wright McKinley. McKinley. ALTERNATES. Elias Goodman McKInlev. McKinley. George H. Su'ton McKinley. McKinley. SIXTEENTH DISTRICT DELEGATES. William H. Robertson McKinley. McKinley. John G. Keene Morton. McKinley. ALTERNATES. Francis M. Carpenter McKinJev. McKinley. Francis T. Millard McKinley. McKinley. SEVENTEENTH DISTBICT DELEGATE8. Benjamin B. Odell Morton. Reed. Thomas W. Bradley McKinley. McKinley. ALTERNATES. J - 5f - Dickey.. McKinley. McKinley. A. S. Thompkins McKinley. McKinley. EIGHTEENTH DISTRICT DELEGATES. G. H. Ketcham Morton. McKinley. Samuel D. Coykendall McKinley. McKinley. ALTERNATES. Lewis H. Vail Morton. Reed. A. T. Clearwater McKinley. McKinley. NINETEENTH DISTRICT DELEGATES. Frank s. Black Morton. McKinley , Louis K Payne Morton. Reed." - . - ' ALTERNATES. John A. Quackenbuseh Morton. McKinley. Perkins F. Cady Morton. McKinley! TWENTIETH DISTRICT DELEGATES. William Barnes. Jr Morton. Reed. William J. Walter Morton. Reed. ALTERNATES. James H. Mitchell Morton. Reed. Hiram Griggs Morton. Reed. TWENTY - FIRST DISTRICT DELEGATES. Edward Ellis Morton. J. Leroy Jacobs Moiton. ALTERNATES. Lawrence W. Baxter Morton. Jacob Snell Morton KoKinley. McKinley. McKinley. McKinley. Continued on Page 2.

What members have found on this page

Get access to

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 19,400+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Try it free