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20 .THE BROOKLYN DAILY EAGLE. NEW YORK. MONDAY. DECEMBER 16. 1907. MARRIAGES and DEATHS MARRIED. LAI.VG PHILLIPS ADDISON LEWIS LAING, JR., to PANSY VIOLA PHILLIPS, December 11, 1907, by the Rev. William A. Layton. DIED. Ahrens. Kate. Kelly. Aenes. Bode, Jeanette D. Knowles, Frederick C Brady. Mary. Knowles, L. M. Byrne, John A. Maher, Mary A. Cogswell, Charlotte Matthews, Geo. T. Cooney, Bridget Melnert, Mary Cory. William S. Miller, Andrew Duffy. Josephine. Miller, S. E. P. Tltlgan, Edward J. O'Brien, Mary M. Duley. Gilbert M. O'Donnell. Sister M. Ecka, Kathryn A. Riley, William H. Eldred. Jane A. Rodell, Richard G. Fleming, Ellen J. Rogers, Arietta. Foster, Jennie. Rooney, W. J. Glover, Harriet A." Sawyer, William M. Goodwin, Henry O. Smith, Marion Gunther, George Tate, Margaret Jane Harrison, Kate A. Ulmer, William. Hathaway, Maria L. Van Valkenburgh, HUliara, Sophia C. De Witt C. Jackson, Amelia G. AHRENS Early on Saturday morning, KATE, beloved daughter of the late John G. H. Ahrens. Funeral services Monday evening, 8 o'clock, at her late residence, 78 Ross st. Relatives and friends respectfully invited. Interment at convenience of family. BODE On Saturday, December 14, JEANETTE D. BODE, beloved daughter ,of Marie Bode, In her 21st year. Funeral from her late residence, 67 Adelphi st, on Tuesday, December 17, at 2 P.M. Relatives and friends invited. BRADY On Saturday, December 14, 1907, at her residence, 288 Franklin av, MARY, the beloved wife of Bryan Brady. Funeral from St. Patrick's Church on Tuesday. December 17, at 10 A.M. Relatives and friends invited. BYRNE On Saturday, December 14. 1907, at his reslence, 13 Second St., Brooklyn, JOHN A. BYRNE, son of the late James and Dorothy Byrne. Funeral from St. Agnes Church. Hoyt and Sack ett sts., at 10 A. M., Tuesday, December li. interment, Holy Cross. COGSWELL On Sunday. December 15 at her residence, 324 Monroe st, Brooklyn N. Y., CHARLOTTE BROOME, daughte! of the late John Llovd and Love B. Cogs well, in the 83d year of her age. Humeral service at the residence of her cousin, S. Vernon Mann, jr.. Great Neck, L. I., on Tuesday, December 17, at half-past 11 A.M. Carriages will be at Great Neck station on arrival of train leaving foot of Thirty-fourth st at 10 o'clock. COONEY On Saturday, December 14, 3907, BRIDGET COONEY, at her residence, 999 Kent av. A solemn mass of requiem will be celebrated at St. Patrick's Church, Kent and Wllloughby avs, on Tuesday, December 17, 1907, at 9 A.M. sharp. Friends are respectfully requested to attend. CORY At Tucson. Ariz., December 10, 1907, WILLIAM STANLEY CORY, age 37. Funeral services at his late residence, The Brevoort. corner Fulton st and Bre-voort place. Brooklyn, Tuesday, December 17, 2 P.M. Interment at Fresh Pond. DUFFY On December 16, JOSEPHINE DUFFY (nee Corrigan), wife of Thomas F. Duffy, at her residence, 69 South Fourth st. Notice of funeral hereafter. Kindly omit flowers. DUGAN On Saturday, the 14th, at Mont-clair, N. J., EDWARD J. DUGAN, formerly of Brooklyn, ip his. eighty-seventh year. Funeral services at his late residence, 379 Grove st, Montclair, 3:30 P.M., Tuesday, 17th. Train leaves Erie Railroad, foot Chambers t, for Park Street Station, Montclair, 2:10 P.M. Carriages for city relatives and friends at station. DIED. MAHERv-On December 14, MARY A. MAHER. widow of John Maher. Funeral from her late residence. 137 Bergen st, on Tuesday, December 17, at 2 o'clock. Interment Calvary. MATTHEWS On Monday. December 16. 1907. GEOROE T. MATTHEWS, in the 72d year of his age. Funeral services Wednesday evening, at his late residence, 1238 Prospect av, Brooklyn. MEINERT On Saturday, December 14, MARY MEINERT, wife of the late Lewis Melnert, aged 69 years. Funeral services will be held at her late residence, 814 Greenwood av, on Monday evening, at 8 o'clock. Funeral Tuesday, December 17, at 10 A.M. Kindly omit flowers. MILLER Suddenly, at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. F. J. Newcomb, West-fleld, N. J., ANDREW MILLER, formerly of B-ooklyn, in the 83d year of his age. Funeral private. MILLER In Brooklyn, on Monday, December 16, 1907, SARAH E. PEARSALL, widow of Albert Miller, In her 80th year. Kuneral service at her late residence, 521 Willoughby av, Tuesday, December 17, at 3 P.M. Interment private. GITY UTILITIES BOARD DISTURBED BY TWO KILLED BY GAS. Adolph Winter's Housekeeper and Daughter Asphyxiated, but Baby Was Still Alive. Chairman Willcox Declines to Notice a Criticism Attributed to Governor Hughes. EXPECTS DENIALFR0M ALBANY Chairman Said to Have Had a Telephone Conversation With the Governor. v DULEY On Saturday, December 14, .1907, GILBERT M. DULEY, aged 57 years. Funeral services at his late residence, 78 Stewart st, on Tuesday, December 17, at 8 o'clock P.M. Relatives and friends ftre invited. ECKS On December 1, 1907, KATHRYN A. ECKS, beloved wife of William juangeis iicKS. Kelatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral from her late residence, 17 Oakland place, Flat-bush, on Tuesday, at 9:30 A.M., thense to Holy Cross Church, where a requiem mass will be offered. ELDRED On Monday, December 16, 1907, at her residence, 94 Vernon av, Brooklyn, JANE A. ELDRED, widow of Jackson Eldred. Notice of funeral hereafter. FLEMING At Ridgewood, N. J., on December 14, ELLEN M. FLEMING, sister of the late Frederick J. Fleming. Requiem mass, Tuesday, December 17, at 10 A.M., at the Church of the Transfiguration, Marcy av and Hooper St. FOSTER On aSturday, December 14, JENNIE FOSTER, wife of John Foster. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral at her late residence, 946 Jefferson av, Monday evening at 8 o'clock. GLOVER Suddenly, ' early Sunday morning, HARRIET A., wife of Dr. Charles B. Glover. Funeral services at her late residence, 34 Clarkson st, Flat-bush, Brooklyn, N. Y., on Tuesday, December 17, 1907, at 2 P.M. GOODWIN On December 14, 1907, at hia home, 439 Gold st, Brooklyn. HENRY O. GOODWIN, son of Charles and the late Maria Goodwin. Funeral on Tuesday, 9:30 A.M., from his late residence; thence to church of Our Lady of Mercy, where a solemn requiem mass will be offered for the repose of his soul. Interment Calvary Cemetery. GUNTHER Suddenly, Saturday, December 14, 1907, GEORGE GUNTHER, in his 64th year. Relatives and friends, also the Brooklyn Saengerbund Grant Post 327, G. A. R., and Prudential League, are Invited to attend services at his -residence, 296 Baltic st, Tuesday, 7:30 P.M. U. S. GRANT POST GUNTHER. This post will attend funeral services of Comr 3'ade GEORGE GUNTHER, at his late res idence, 296 Baltic st, Tuesday, December 37, 8 P.M. Uniform will be worn; officers with side-arms. F. Y. HEDLEY, S. V. C, Comdg. W. C. Peckham, Adjutant. HARRISON Suddonly, and peacefully, on Sunday, December 15, 1907, KATE A., daughter of the late Maria Louise Lo-sano, and beloved mother of William E. and Thomas L. Harrison, in the 07th year of her age. Funeral service at her late residence, 292 Dean st., Tuesda-y evening, December 17, at 8 o'clock. (Boston, Mass., and Washington, D. C, papers please copy.) HATHAWAY On Sunday, December 15, 1907, MARIA LOUISE MOORE, wife of Richard Hathaway. Funeral services at her late residence, Grand st, Elmhurst, L. I., Tuesday evening, December 17, at 8 o'clock. interment private. Please omit dowers. HILLIARD Entered into life eternal on Monday, December 16, at 382 Court st, Brooklyn, Miss SOPHIA C. HILLIARD. Funeral services at her late residence, Tuesday evening, December 17, at 8 o'clock. Interment at the convenience of the family. JACKSON Suddenly, at her residence, December 13, 1907, AMELIA G. JACKSON, widow of the late Spencer O. Jackson, and daughter of the lute Robert I. Bottltnore. Funeral private from the residence of her sister, Mrs. D. E. Cub-berly, 29 Spencer place. KELLY On Friday, December 13 1S07 AGNES A., wife of FYanklyn Kelly. Funeral services at her late residence, 4.90 Classon av, Tuesday. December 17, 8 o'clock P.M. KNOWLES On December 11 1M7 FREDERICK C. KNOWLES. Services to be held at the Strong Place Baptist Church, Strong place and Dcgraw st, Brooklyn, Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. U. S. GRANT POST KNOWLES. This post will attend funeral services of Com-Tade LINDLEY M. KNOWLES, at his lute residence, 146 Hewes st, Monday, December 16, 8 P.M. Uniform will be worn; officers with side-arms. F. Y. HEDLEY, S. V. C, Comdg. W. C. ftcMiaia, Adjutant, O'BRIEN Suddenly, on Saturday, December 14, 1907, MARY M. O'BRIEN, nee McCree. Funeral from residence of cousin, Mrs. M. Timmerman, 314 Classon av, at 2 P.M., on Tuesday, December 17, 1907. O'DONNELL On Sunday, December 15, 1907, at the Monastery of the Precious Blood, 212 Putnam av, Brooklyn, Sister M. RAPARATRICE O'DONNELL. Requiem mass at the chapel of the monastery, Tuesday, December 17, at 10 A.M. RILEY At his residence, 228 Madison st, Saturday, December 14, 1907, WILLIAM H. RILEY, in his 69th year. Funeral services Tuesday evening, December 17, at 8 o'clock, at Nostrand Avenue M.E. Church, Nostrand av and Qulncy st. Members of the following orders and all friends of the deceased are Invited to attend the services: Joppa Lodge No. 201, F. and A. M. Brooklyn Chapter No. 148, R. A. M. Damascus Commandery No. 58, K. T. Kismet Temple. Brooklyn Masonic Veterans. Brooklyn Council, Royal and Select Masters. Brooklyn Consistory No. 24, A. A. S. R. Aurora Grata Chapter No. 207, Eastern Star. Oxford Council No. 650, R. A. Senate Lodge No. 2,133, K. of H. Rankin Post, No, 10, G. A. R. Fourteenth Regiment War Veterans. Volunteer Fireman Association. Veteran Fireman Association. Union Veteran Legion, Encampment No. 70. Knights of Honor Relief, Kings County Civil E. B. Association. Court of Record Aid Association. RILEY Brethren of Joppa Lodge No. 201 are requested to attend an emergent communication, at the lodge rooms, Tues day evening, December 17, at 7 o'clock, to pay our last tribute of respect to our late esteemed Secretary, Past Master WILLIAM H. RILEY, who died on Saturday, December 14, Masonic services will be held In the Nostrand Av M. E. Church, corner of Nostrand av and Qulncy st, at 8 P.M. EDWIN A. QUICK, Master. George M. Duval, Secretary pro tern. RILEY Headquarters Damascus Com mandery, 'No. 58. Brooklyn, December lb, 1907. Sir Knights You are requested to at tend the funeral services of our late frater. Sir Knight WILLIAM H. RILEY, on Tuesday evening. 17th inst., at 8 o'clock, at the Nostrand Avenue M. E. Church (Nostrand av and Qulncy Bt), Citizens dress. By order, WM. T. WHEELER, Commander. Fred D. Clapp, Recorder. RILEY The Brooklyn Masonic Vet erans are Invited to attend the funeral of our late venerable Bro. WILLIAM H. RILEY, from Nostrand Av M. E. Church, Nostrand av and Qulncy st, on Tuesday, December 17, at 8 P.M. C. W. COWTAN, M. V. President. Isaac S. Waters, Secretary. RODELL On December 13, 1907, RICHARD GEORGE, beloved husband of Josephine Rodell, In his 65th year. Friends and relatives, also members of Grace Lodge 1,858, Knights of Honor, are Invited to attend services at his late res idence, 605 Putnam av, Monday evening, December 16, 8 o'clock. (London, England, papers please copy.) ROGERS Entered into the rest of Paradise, December 15, 1907, ARIETTA ROGERS. Funeral services at her lale residence, 545 Classon avenue, Wednesday eve-iing, at 8 o'clock. ROONEY On Sunday, December 15, WILLIAM J., oldest son of James A. Rooney, in the 23d year of his age. Funeral from his late residence, 211 Franklin av, Wednesday, December 18; thence to St. Patrick's Church. Interment in Holy Cross Cemetery. (Albany papers please copy.) SAWYER Entered into rest Sunday, December 15, 1907, WILLIAM MONT GOMERY SAWYER, hUBband Of Amanda M. Sawyer. Funeral services at his late residence, 1D3 Bergen st, Tuesday evening, at 8 o'clock. Friends and relatives invited. SMITH On Saturday, December .14, 1907, MARION, daughter of Charles Dutcher and Augusta Ludlam Smith, in the 28t.h year of her age. Funeral services at the residence of her parents, 106 Hancock st, Brooklyn, Monday evening, December 16, at 8:30 o'clock. Interment at Oyster Bay, Tuesday, the 17th, on arrival of train leaving Long Island City at 11 o'clock. TATE On Saturday, December 14 at her residence,- 1915 Bergen st, MARGARET JANE TATE, the beloved wife of the late William J. Tate. Funeral services at 8 o'clock on Monday evening. ULMER On Sunday, December 15, 1907, WILLIAM, beloved husband of Catharine Ulmer (nee Neidllnger), In his 75th year. Relatives and friends are invited to attend funeral services at his late residence. No. 680 Bushwlck av, Brooklyn, on Tuesday, December 17, at 8 P.M. Interment- at convenience of family. Kindly omit flowers. VAN VALKENBURGH On Friday, De cember 13, DE WITT C, beloved husband of Mary and grandson of the late Hon. J. W. Van Valkenburgh of Albany, N. Y in his 36th year, Funeral Tuesday morn ing, December 17, from his late residence 1440 Sixtieth st. Borough Park, Brooklyn; I hence at 8 o clock to Church of St, Francis do, Fifty-seventh st and Thirteenth av, where a mass of requiem will be offered for tho repose of his soul. Interment at Albany, N. Y. (Albany and Chatham papers please copy.) A published attack from Albany on the City Public Service Commission rather disturbed the members of the commission this morning. It Is understood that they will seek vidlcation at th hands of Governor Hughes, who according to the publication, made to a "friend"-a number of caustic criticisms reflecting upon the commission. New York newspaper men were permitted to understand that the Governor would make a reply, denying the alleged criticism, and, although the report could not be confirmed, it was understood that Chairman Willcox had talked with the Governor over the long distance telephone. It Is said that he had received assurances that a formal statement on the subject would be Issued from the Executive Chamber. Chairman Willcox, beyond making the following statement, declined to say anything further: "I don't consider the attack worthy of reply." The action of the commission in investigating the financial affairs of the public service corporations, rather than pursuing an Investigation which would lead to the issuance of formal orders for the Im provement of the physical transit con ditions In New tcrk, seems to be the basis of the attack which is made on the commission this morning. From a public standpoint It was argued that orders directed toward the Improvement of the service wore far more Important than the revelations, largely historical, which Mr. Ivins brought to light in connection with the finances of the different companies. It is said that the course of the commission in first undertaking the investigation of the finances of the company had the annroval of Governor Hughes. In adopting this line of Inquiry, it waB the dea of the commission to learn u tne different companies were financially in a position to carry out the orders for Improvements which were to follow later. Tho commission, however, did not ne glect trsnsit conditions. It made the different companies submit schedules of their time tables and In numerous instances it Issued orders for improvements in the service of the different lines in Brooklyn and Manhattan. Particular at tention was paid to the elevated lines In Brooklyn and the lines of the Coney Ib-land and Brooklyn Railroad. The service of the lines on Staten Island has also been improved at the direction of the commission. At the present time the commission has a large number of hearings on its calendar, which must be held before the final orders to improve the service can be issued to any of the companies affected. New Orders Affecting the B. K. T. At the regular meeting of the commis sion this morning a final order was issued to the Brooklyn Union Elevated Company to make improvements along the various lines of that company. The first part of the order instructs the company to procure 143 additional station Blgns, which are to be distributed as follows: Fulton street line. Court street, Flatbush avenue, Manhattan junction, Atlantic avenue, Eastern parkway, Pennsylvania avenue, Grand avenue and Franklin avenue; Myr tle avenue line, Bridge street, Vanderbilt avenue, Washington avenue, Franklin avenue, Nostrand avenue, Tompkins avenue, Sumner avenue, Evergreen avenue and Knickerbocker avenue; Broadway line, Myrtle avenue, Gates avenue, Halsey street, Manhattan crossing, Broadway Ferry and Cypress Hills; Fifth avenue line, Thirty-sixth street and Sixty-fifth Btreet; Brighton Beach line, Consumers Park station, Dean Btreet, Park place, Prospect Park, Woodruff avenue, Church avenue, Beverley road, Avenue C, Avenue J, Avenue U, Avenue M, Neck road, New-klrk avenue, Kings Highway and Sheeps-head Bay; Culver line, Parkvllle station; Sea Beach line, Bath Beach Junction and Twenty-second avenue; West End line, Bath Beach station and Ulmer Park. The following other improvements are also ordered: The construction of an additional stairway from the northerly side of Broadway at the Gates avenue station, and to widen the present stairway; a similar order in regard to the Halsey street station; to remove the station at Tlllary and Fulton streets, and to repair the station and stairway at Lafayette avenue and Fulton street. This order was issued to accommodate traffic when the Academy of Music is finished, and it must be obeyed by February 10 of next year. When Adolph Winter of 221 East One Hundred and Fourteenth street, Manhat tan, got to his home shortly after 2 o'clock this morning, be found his four-year-old daughter Alice and bis housekeeper, Mrs. Annie Morgel, 55 years old, both dead In the kitchen of the flat, killed by illuminating gas which escaped from a let. In a crib basket -was the two weeks old baby alive and apparently none the worse for the gas which filled the room. Dr. Fisher of Harlem Hospital said that the woman and the girl had been dead for several hours. How the baby escaped death while lying in the same room Is a mystery. Two weeks ago Winters wife died, leaving the little baby. With the girl and the child to care for, Winter decided not to give up his flat. He got Mrs. Morgel to keep house for him. Mrs. Morgel lives at 316 East Twenty-fifth street. Winter Is employed as a waiter at Sbeepshead Bay. He does not get home until about 2 o clock In the morning. This morning as Winter entered the hall leading to the flat he smelled gas. Winter lost no time in throwing open the windows through the flat. After the gas had escaped from the room Winter struck a match. In a rocking chair he found the body of Mrs. Morgel. She was sitting in the chair with a paper lying at her feet and had evidently been reading when overcome by gas. On the floor, lying beside a couch, was the body of the little girl Alice. Lying in a1 crib basket placed on the table the two weeks old baby was crying. Patrolman Hartmier summoned Dr. Fisher of Harlem Hospital, who said the woman and girl had been dead for several hours. An examination showed that the gas had escaped from a jet over the kitchen range. It Is believed that the house keeper in placing the boiler on the stove accidentally turned on the jet. S LEWIS IS SANE, SO A JURY DEGL Competent to Manage $700,000 Estate Verdict After 24 Hours. COURT MAY NOW TAKE ACTION Commissioners Inclined to Accept View of Jury History of Curious Proceeding1. KILLED BY VICIOUS COW. Eastport Farmer, 82 Years Old, Gored While Milking the Beast in ;; His Stable " (Special to the Eagle.) Eastport, L. I., December 16 Nathaniel Howell, aged 82, a farmer living in this village, died on Saturday as the result of injuries sustained from the! attack of a vicious cow. Mr. Howell went into the stable on Friday to -milk the cow, when the animal suddenly attcked him, knocking the old man to the ground. Before he could regain his feet tho cow had charged upon hira . again, goring hlra badly. . Mrs. Howell,, who had become anxious at her husband's long absence, went to the stable, where she discovered his predicament. The cow was finally driven off and Mr, Howell was assisted to the house, where medical ' aid . was called. His injuries, however, were serious and death followed In a few hours. The cow had been known as ; a vicious one and Mr. Howell had always approached her with more or less fear. WILLIAM ULMER DEAD. Founder of the Brewery Which Bears His Name Was 74 Years of Age. William Ulmer, the founder of the Ulmer Brewery, one of the largest in Brooklyn, died yesterday at his home, 680 Bushwlck avenue, of a complication of diseases, after an illness of over three months. Mr. Ulmer was born in Germany, 74 years ago, and came to this country when 17 years of age. He began working for his two uncles, who had a brewery in New York under the firm name of Clau sen & Betz. They dissolved partnership and Mr. Clausen formed a company under title of the Clausen Brewing Company. Mr. Ulmer became his brewmaster. He remained In that position until 1874. Soon afterwards he established what has grown to be one of the largest breweries NOT LIKELY TO SERVE TERM. Lanzo, Guilty of Daughter's Murder, Sent Up Practically for Life. FIRE STARTLED MOURNERS. Italian Wake Broken TJp When Blaze Was Seen Coffin Slightly Burned. A fire I hat occurred yesterday afternoon while a wake was being conducted over the body of Theresa Abondouza, 28 years old. at 98 West Twenty-fifth street, Coney Island, Caused $500 damage to the building and no end of excitement. The body of the dead woman was in a coffin In a front room on the first floor of the house. Tho owner of the latter Is Ralph Ablndoza. About fifty men and women, nearly all of whom were Italians, had gathered in the room where the coffin, surrounded by candles, had been placed, and In some unexplained munner one of the candles was knocked over. A part of the flimsy material over the coffin became ignited and as the flames jumped toward the celling the occupants of the room fled In terror. A Are alarm was sent in and when the firemen reached the place they found several hundred Italians in great excitement. The firemen assisted in carrying out the coffin, but not before It had been burned slightly. The body, however, was uninjured. While this was being done the flames were eating their way to the second floor, which was occupied by Peter Kinsberg. The fire was soon under con trol, however, s Although not given a life sentence, Antonio Lanzo, 56 years of age, will hardly live to servo out the term of forty years Imposed upon him this morning by County Judge Fawcett for his murder of his daughter. This is the first sentence imposed in Kings County under tho new law by which a person guilty of murder in any other than the first degree re ceives an indeterminate sentence with a minimum of twenty years. Lanzo's crime was a most atrocious one. Following a quarrel he cut the throat of his married daughter. He was caught and indicted for murder in the first degree. The trial began last week, but before it was finished his counsel entered a plea of murder in the second degree, and it was accepted by the court. In passing sentence on Lanzo this morning Judge Fawcett denounced his crime as a most dastardly one and gave the prisoner an Indeterminate sentence of not less than forty years nor more than forty-five years and six months in Sing Sing. (rV j NEW BUILDING ON NEW SITE. Lawrence Taxpayers Will Be Asked to Expend $75,000 for a Modern High School. (Special to the Eagle.) Lawrence, L. I., December 16 A special meeting of Union Free School District No. 15 will be held in the high school hero to-morrow night, at which it is expected the proposition to assess the district, which Includes Cedarhurst, Lawrence and Inwood, for $75,000, for the purpose of altering, repairing and building an extension to the high school, will be supplemented by a proposition to sell the present high school property, in Central avenue, and to erect a modern brick school building on a site to be acquired north of the Long Island Railroad tracks. A special committee of three taxpayers from Cednrhurst, Inwood and this place has conferred with the Board of Educa tion, and finds a solution to the matter of better and more accommodations In the high school, and will recommend tho sale of the old building and grounds and the erection of a new one on another site to be acquired, and It is believed by many hat the report will be favorably received.. William TJlmer. iu Brooklyn. It is located on Belvedere street and occupies an entire block. Mr. Ulmer was the active head of the concern until 1900, when he retired, turning most of his interest over to his sons-in-law, John T. Becker and John W. Weber. Each of them is prominent. Colonel Weber having been for a long time a leader in the Democratic organization of the county, and once a member of the Brooklyn Board of Education. Ulmer Park, the well-known seaside resort, at Gravescnd Beach, near Coney Island, was established by Mr. Ulmer several years ago. Mr. Ulmer was a man of great benevolence, and belonged to many charitable organizations, both religious and secular, to which he was a generous contributor. He was domestic in his habits and did not interest himself in politics, though he had much influence In that direction. Last year he celebrated his golden wedding to Catharine Neidlene-ger. She survives him, as do two daughters, nine grandchildren and one great- grand child. The funeral services will take place at his late homo, to-morrow evening at 8 o'clock. SMALL FIBE IN OIL WORKS. Fire occurred yesterday afternoon in a one story brick building of the Queens County Standard Oil Works, located at the Long Island Railroad tracks, Bliss-ville. The fire was caused by an overheated oil tank and the damage was estimated to be about $200. A lot of what is known as marine oil was destroyed. The loss la covered by Insurance. - After having been out for twenty-four hours the sheriff's Jury returned a ver diet yesterday at noon to a commission In lunacy which has been sitting for over a month in Borough Hall, finding Miss Mary Elizabeth Lewis sane and com petent to manage her estate of nearly $700,000. Of the fourteen jurors, twelve answered "No" to the following ques tion which Chairman McDermott had submitted to them: "Is Mary Elizabeth Lewis a lunatic and consequently incom petent to manage her person and estate?" In his charge to the jury Chair man McDermott handled the case im partially and briefly summed up tbe evi dence given. He was highly complimented by both sides for his charge and neither side took a single objection during its delivery. There seemed to be little chance at midnight, Saturday, that the Jury would come to any decision. The jury asked questions before it was locked Up on Saturday night, and It seemed to have drifted away from the question which it had to decide. Chairman McDermott told the jury to put aside all questions except that of sanity or insanity. When the Jury filed in on Sunday all that was done was to take its verdict and then an adjournment was taken until to-day at 3 o'clock. This afternoon the inquisition will be signed and the matter certified to by the commissioners and referred back to the Supremo Court which will determine what disposition Is to be made of Miss Lewis. The opinion of the three commissioners does not figure in the verdict. They have expressed no opinion in the matter, but Chairman McDermott has prepared the following opinion which will be submitted with the certified Inquisition to the Supreme Court: "Under Section 2327, Code Civil Pro cedure, Subdivision 2, It is provided that the question of fact arising upon the competency of the person with respect to whom the petition prays for the appointment of a committee may be tried by a jury at a Trial Term of the Court, and "Section 2334 prescribes the procedure where this method is adopted. "Under Section 2327, at Subdivision 1, it is also provided that a commission may issue as prescribed in the next sec tion, and, "Section 2328 provides that such commission 'must direct the commissioners to cause the sheriff of a county specified therein to procure a Jury; and that they inquire by the jury, Into the matters set forth in the petition.' ' Thus, it seems to be clearly provided that, when the issue is tried, either at a Trial Term or before commissioners, the question of fact is to be tried by the jury, which is made the sole judge of the facts. "Section 2332 of the Code provides that the inquisition must be signed by the jurors concurring therein and by the commissioners, or a majority of them. It is interpreted to mean that the commissioners must sign the inquisition, irrespective of any opinion by them, and that the coramssioners have no voice whatever as judges of the facts. "Had the Legislature contemplated that the Inquisition should be signed only if the commissioners concurred therein, It seems to the chairman of this commission that the words 'concurring therein' would have occurred after the word 'commissioners' in Section 2332, or after the words 'majority of them,' Instead of after the word 'jurors.' "This interpretation of the statute seems to be fortified by the fact that the commissioners are not authorized to set asde the finding of the jury. "It is provided by section 2336 as follows: 'Upon the return of the commission with the Inquisition taken thereunder, or the rendering of the verdict of the jury upon the question submitted to It. by the order for a trial by a Jury the court must either direct a new trial or hearing, or make such a final order upon the petition as justice requires.' "Therefore, the statute is taken to mean that the commissioners simply certify to the court the finding of the twelve jurors concurring in the finding pursuant, to section 2332, and that the inquisition containing the finding of the jury must be signed by the commissioners, and, as said in Jackson vs. Jackson, 37 Hun, 309, It Is the duty of the court to make such order by way of directing a new trial or hearing upon the return of the commission with the inquisition as justice requires." Proceedings to determine the sanity of Miss Lewis were begun on September 23, when a writ of habeas corpus was obtained by her helf-brothers, John A. Lewis and Thomas Lewis, and her sister, Mrs. Rosetta Hodgman. Eighteen months ago Bhe had been committed to Blooming-dale ABylum on her brothers' application, by Judge Blanchard, in the Supreme Court, Manhattan. After the writ was obtained, a commission, consisting of Charles j. McDermott, chairman; Dr. James Watt and C. Russell, was appointed. After hearing testimony for several days, the first jury was dismissed and a second impanelled. The records of the testimony cover over 3,300 typewritten pages. To the ordinary observer In the court room there Is no Indication that she could be even charged with being Incompetent. She is bright, active and shows a marvelous memory. There Is no doubt that , she is bitter against the trustees of her father's property, and that she has very little use for the legal fraternity as a whole. This, her friends say, Is not to be marveled at when it is taken Into consideration that she has never really had anything but a miserable pittance from her father's estate of over $1,600,000. TUNNEL ENGINEER HURT. Left Foot Crushed by Bursting of Hydraulic' Pipe. William Glover, 27 years old, an engineer employed in the Pennsylvania tunnel at Long Island City, was pain fully hurt while at work in the tunnel early this morning. A hydraulic pipe in tbe tunnel burst and Glover's left foot was badly crushed. He was taken out of the tunnel as quickly as possible and auer receiving treatment at the tempo rary hospital maintained by the contrac tors, the S. Pearson & Sons Company, was removed to St. John's Hospital in an ambulance. The injured man lives at 215 Green- point avenue, Brooklyn. $1,000 BLAZE AT QUEENS. Fire occurred late last night in an un occupied two-story frame barn on tho east side of Springfield road, near Hollis avenue, Queens, owned by McNelss A Kessler, whose address is unknown. The building was damaged to the extent of i,uuu. . ine cause of the fire Is a mystery, and the police of the Seventv- elghth Precinct are investigating. The Darn was mBurea. FIFTEEN YEAR TERM V FOR A CHILD STE SHOT CHUM BY ACCIDENT. Rifle Went Off Prematurely and Boy Was Wounded in His Hand. (Special to the Eagle.) Rockville Centre, L. I., December 16 Through the accidental discharge of a 22-callber rifle, Glrard DeMott, the 7- ycar-old son of Mr. and Mrs. George 8. DeMott, was shot through the right hand by Joseph Brower, the 10-year-old son of ex-Supervisor Girdell V, Brower, on Saturday morning last. The lads were out gunnine for rabbits and while on the Christian Hook road young Brower endeavored to fire off his rifle, but for some reason it would not work, and he called young DeMott's attention, when both youngsters Investigated to ascertain the cause of the trouble. While Brower held the rifle it was suddenly discharged, the bullet pass ing inrougn tno neshy part of hia hand. Although both VounB-Rtnra wpra pnnnlrl- erably alarmed at the accident, they has- leueu to me nome or young DeMott, a quarter of a mile distant, where the wound was dressed by a physician. The wound appears to be healing nicely and nothing EerlOUS In anrlolniircl v,, DeMott was emphatio In his statement that the shooting was entirely accidental, and that young Brower was entirely blameless. DRY SUNDAY IN QUEENS. Police All Over the Borough Were Active, and Many Arrests Were Made. The police in Queens Borough, as well as those In other parts of Greater New York, rigidly enforced the liquor tax law yesterday, and many arrests were made. In Long Island City, Patrolmen Kennedy and Keenan arrested Joseph Dom-browsky. proprietor of a saloon at 91 Starr avenue. The officers allege that Dombrowsky had four men in a rear room, seated at a table, each man with a glass containing lager beer In front oi mm. Thorns Fox, saloonkeeper at 11 North Washington place, Astoria, was arrested by Patrolmen DeBoe and Smith, charged with selling them each a glass of lager beer. Fred Callies, a bartender in a saloon at 307 Covert avenue, East Williamsburg, owned by his brother Julius, was arrested by officers of the Eighty-fifth Precinct for Belling them lager beer in a rear room. Edward Saletti was arrested by Patrolmen Boch and Suss of the. Elehtv-thlrd (Richmond Hill) Precinct, charged with violation of the excise law in a saloon at the southwest corner of Atlantlo ave nue and Union place, Ozone Park. Joseph Moretti, bartender In a saloon at Lawn avenue, near Broadway, Ozone Park, owned by Madalena Fedder, was arrested by Plain Clothesmen Ring and Ebbers of the Eighty-third Precinct. Walter C. Festeman, a negro bartender, of 129 Forrest avenue, Flushing, was arrested in the licensed liquor saloon at 53 West Amity street, Flushing, by Patrolmen Fallon and Allen. Henry Beckman of 21 East Seventeenth street, WhiteBtone, was arrested for having two men In the rear room of a saloon at the above address. Officers Kelly and Carr of the Seventy-sixth Sub-Precinct, who made the arrest, aver that "'one glass of a red fluid, apparently whisky, was on the bar." Two arrests were made at Rockaway. MADE FOOL BET; LOCKED UP. Judge Dike Regrets His In to Be More Severe Wi Furfaro. HE KIDNAPPED CALIA N Court Says Prisoner Distinctly longs in the Class of "Undesirable Citizens." ANSWERS TO SERIOUS CHARGE INDEX To Classified Advertisements in Today's Eagle. Classification. Amusements . Auction Pales.. Automobiles .- Poardlns.. Paee. ... 5 ... 6 ....4 .. 14 Husiness Notices,... 4 Coastwise Ships.... IS Corp. Notices 17 Death Notices 20 Dentistry 7 Dividends 18 Election Notices... 18 Kuropean Resorts., in 1'lnancial 18-10 For Exrhanffe 15 Furnished Rooms.. 14 Help Wanted H Horses & Carriages 15 Hotels & Hesorts.. 15 Instruction li Classification. p Leual Notices.. .15-1(1 Iost & Found a) "in. Amusements fl Marriages 20 Miscellaneous 2-H-5 Musical Instruction 15 New Publications.. U Ocean Steamships.. l. Proposals vn I'ubllc Notices 17 Railroads .'. R. K. Loans l.j Situations Wanted. 14 Special Actvts ok Special Xollces 15 Steamboats l"( Travel '.' 13 To L,et-For Sale.. 15 Wanted ii Winfield Youth on Trial for Having, as Alleged, Attacked Young Women Last July.' There was an echo of last summer's crime wave In the Queens County Court, at Long Island City, this morning, when William Moravec of 90 Grove street, Win-field, L. I., was placed on trial on the charge of having, with several others, en ticed Mary Jansky and Fanny Markowltz of Manhattan, from the International Park at Winfield, on June 30, taking them to an out-of-the-way place and there assaulting them. They made a desperate fight against their assailants and their cries for assistance caused the gang to depart in a hurry. When the case was reported to the police every available detective was out to work It up, for only a few days before Amelia Staffeldt had been brutally murdered in a field near her home, at Elmhurst, and the police had failed to capture her murderers. Many arrests were made In and around Winfield until the two girls had Identified at least five young men. There are four others under Indictment besides William Moravec. They are his brother, Frank, who lives at the same address; John Ross of 84 Elm street, and George Rier of 26 Walnut street. They have .demanded separate trials and It Is expected the time of the court will be taken up for more than a week disposing of the indictments. - Ernest Miller Promenades Street Jn Scanty Attire. As a result of a wager made with a friend. Ernest Miller, 26 years of age, of 2458 Pitkin avenue, East New York, masqueraded the streets last night in a half naked condition. He had traveled several blocks when he came across two women on Olenmore avenue, who screamed at the sight of him and attracted the attention of Patrolman Bol-ger of the Liberty avenue station, who arrested the joker. The prisoner was followed to the station house by a jeering mob, though he seemed to be quite unconscious of the cause of merriment. While being taken to the station Fred Hoeffllng, Ernest's chum, of 323 East Twenty-fourth street, Manhattan, did his best to pull his friend away from the hand of the law, and he, too, was locked up. When arraigned this morning before Magistrate Reilly of the New Jersey avenue court Miller was fined $2, while his pal was discharged. After sharply scoring the immigration authorities responsible for the admission Into this country of an Italian murderer, County Judge Dike this morning sentenced Francesco Furfaro, 41 years of ag, the kidnapper of 6-year-old Vlto Calia, to fifteen years in Sing Sing, telling that he was the worst sort of an u slrabl citizen and engaged in than an attempt to revive the Lucretla Borgia In these United Furfaro was convicted last week napping the small son of John C well-to-do barber, living at 17 McDi street. The boy disappeared from on July 22 laBt and was gone ove month. The motive, .as claimed prosecution, was the purpose of ransom money from the boy's fi After the boy's return, the place he had been kept was found and a w named Arena gave testimony on trial that she bad unwittingly hel along Furfaro's scheme. It was also leged that Furfaro attempted to kldn: Mrs. Arena after the lad's return and be, fore he was arrested. "A distinguished public servant," said Judge Dike In sentencing Furfaro, "has created the phrase 'undesirable citizon,' and to my mind it descrlbss perfectly the class to which you belong. "The fact that you are iu this country Is a severe reflection upon the Immigration Department. After having murdered a man when you were 20 years of age. you were sentenced by the Italian court to twenty years imprisonment, and, therefore came to this country against the laws of our land, being a felon and in the excluded class. You came to this country a few months after being released, and from the moment you landed upon this soil you began your vicious practices, which culminated In the kld-nanoine of this little boy. and the con sequent to'rture to the mother and fathar for days during his absence, while you were demanding money from them for his ransom and sending pieces of his dress to make them realize that you had possession of him. Never before have I consciously looked in the face of a man who murdered his fellow creatures for hire. The letters found upon you show, without any pos sible doubt, that you belong to an organized gang, who, for a consideration. would put out of the way anyone designated. You are reviving the days oif Lucretia Borgia in this country, where) such a thing is abhorrent, and I only re- gret that I cannot put you away under" U tne law as araenaea last, year, such as these, so clearly proven to hav been committed by you in this instance, and after such a record as you have, giv me little, if any, choice. My duty is te protect the people of this communitf from one, who, when at liberty, is ob-vlously at some criminal mischief. .You are a human vulture and while I regret that we must support you as a prisoner, so many years, It 1s cheaper for. the community than to have you preying upou them. You escape the twenty-five year amendment by one month and I, therefore sentence you to Sing Sing for a period of fifteen years." Furfaro turned white, as he listened to the extent of his sentence and he staggered as he was led back, to the pen. SPECIAL ADVERTISEMENTS. SCOW TRIMMERS STRIKE. Four hundred scow trimmers, asking 25 cents more per day for their labors, went on strike this morning. The scow trimmers are the men who even up the scow loads of garbage and refuse after it is dumped on the city's scows by the wagons , of the street cleaning department, SUBMARINES AT THE YARD. The tuuoat Nina with a convoy of three submarines, the Porpoise, Plunger and Shark, arrived at the Navy Yard this morning from Newport. The tug and all of the submarines will remain here indefinitely undergoing general repairs. PROPOSALS. Dress Shirts ARE THE BEST Quality, Fit, Workmanship. EARL & WILSON, LOST AND FOUND. LOST, fur NECKPIECE, Saturday P. M., on Reid av or Macon at. Reward given. Return to 498 Macon st. LOST, lady's open face gold WATCH, mono, gram M. J. T. Suitable reward. J. DONNELLY, 30 Ormond place. LOST, gentleman's gold LOCKFyr; Initials; at or near Autenrleth's Road House, Friday evening; reward. 79 Cumberland st. lfi-2 LOST. BANK BOOK No. 69,106, East Brooklyn Havings Bank, M3 Myrtle av, Brooklyn; payment stopped. PleaBe return to bank. LOST, small white English SETTER; long brown ears, brown spot oh side. Reward If returned to 257 Seventy-eighth st. Bay Rldre. I6-S LOST, this momlng, on Lafayette av, leaving Vanderbilt av car, POCKETBOOK containing smalt amount money. Liberal reward, I11R Clermont av. LOST, between Consumers Brewery, Lorlmcr st car and Lincoln place, lady's gold WATCH FOB; initials, "A. M. D." Reward If returned tnR29 Lincoln place. LOST on Friday evening, on Lexington av "L,"' between Chauncey st and City Hall, a RHHEi'CA RITUAL (German). Return to LUEiiuca, ess cbaumy it, fa ssi Emte st. PROPOSALS FOR l!IDS AND ESTI. MAXES FOR THli CITY OF SKW YORK. NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS. GENERAL. INSTRUCTIONS TO BIDDERS. The person or persons malting a bid or estl- ' mate for any service, work, materials or sup-., plies for The City of New York, or for any of its departments, bureaus or offices shall furnish the same In a sealed envelope, Indorsed with the title of the supplies, materials, work or service for which the bid or estimate Is made, with his or their name or names and the date of the presentation to the President or Board or to the head of the department at his, or Us office, on or before the date and uoui' named in the advertisement for the same, at which time and place the estimates received will be publicly opened by the President of Board or head of said department and read, and the award of the contract, made according to law as soon thereafter as practicable. Fach bid or estimate shall contain the nam and Dlace of residence of the person makrns th same the names of all persons Interested with him therein, and If no other person be so Interested. It shall distinctly state that fact Jim that H lo mado without any connection with any other person making an estimate for th same purpose and Is in all respects fair ,ne. " nii,,lon or fraud, and that n member o the Board of Aldermen head of ; J 4aimfnt ChlCI Bureau, ue miy SuiSf nie?e n? or other officer of The City of Tork is. "hall be or become Interested, fllrtlv or indirectly, as contracting party, directly or h M surety or otherwise- In or partner. harenomei. h In thf "" buSin.,s to which It relates, supplies, worK ms tnersot. Xn, ?!,' a"-tlmate must be verified by the oath. bW of the aprty or parties making th ,n.,wr, L ?nat the several matters stated there-estimate tnac l" ct8 tru( in are In an r j - accompanied b Each mt (n writing, of two householders or "'. 7 a in The Cltv or iNew to. rr 01 a freeholders company duly authorized guaranty or r surety. and shall contain by la!:.te? set forth in the blank form men-the maJ1 ,' w tinned I S. estimate will be considered unless Nn attlori precedent to the reception or as fSTtlor. "f nT Proposal It be accompa-conslderauo" check- upon one of the "'"A1 b National banks of The City of NeW S.taV flrawn to the order of the Comptroller. York, ora n (he amount ( fjve Mr centum of or money i. t) borA required, as provided the 420 of the Greater New Tork it, Charter. , check or money should not h The CertlWO. .tnlnln th. KU of Inclosed in 1 ,houla either Inclosed in a estimate. addressed to the head of scDarate . AM Ky.a- n. ...u. mined6 personally, upon the presentation of th Wn?rol?tiir as to the quantity and oua!-nJ Vf the supplies or the nature and extent of 11. work reference must be made to th the . ,niil. nlann. eto .. on flln spcclncau . - Q( th(J pre,ldent hoard lit iTthe said Office tS5 bM "hall be accepted from or enntrar onv rtprsnn whn is In arrears tr The City of New York upon debt or contract M Soon any obligation to the city. 'Zx. ntrnr-u muat bp blrl for nenflTfltnlv. The rlffht 1b reserved In each case to reject i Vi all bids or estimate If It be deemed to be fof 1 'T th interest of the city so to do. A widdera will write out the amount of their if .!. " .aHmntM In fliirflMnn In lnntfln iUm ' same in flpurea. Bidders are requested to make their bldi or eHtlmttteB upon the blank fornu prepared and furnished by the city, a copy of which, with the proper envelope !n which to Inclose the bid, together with a copy of the contract, including the specifications, in the form upproved W the Corporation Counsel, can be obtained urm application therefor at the office In the d partmnt for which the work Is to donw r&tSr?,h!? construction wQrk iMtfj

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