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THE BROOKLYN DAILY EAGLE. NEW YORK. MONDAY. DECEMBER 6. 1909. i MARRIAGESasb DEATHS MOTHER HITCH ARISES N iNTERBOROUGH PLANS DIED. Appleyard. Ann. Oro-jt, John C. Atkinson. George 0. McCJuwrn, Thunia Beardsley. Samuel R Nelson. GifiarJ A. Ttordon M,ipv F. Chlsholm, James R. Crocker, George jii Florence R. Kngllsh, Eliza Jean Flood. Francis J. Fordham. F. E. Goodsell, Daniel A. Nightingale. Julia S. Palmer. L;!v to. I'arks. Maud M. I'etrie. William E. jStnpp.'i. ('. H. Tourney, Margaret Tarrens. Emmeltn- It Underbill. .Stephen Traction Company Demands Exclusive Use of Broadway-Lafayette Avenue Route. APPLE YARD On Dee.rL at her residence, 46 F; Brooklyn. ANN. beloved wife of Austin .Appleyard. Services will be held on Monday. December 6. l.'n'J, at a P.M. Interment at convenience of family. ATKINSON Sulcienb. at Key West. Florida. December o. 1 , GEORGE O. ATKINSOX. In the S2d year of his age. Funeral services and interment at Albany Kural Cemetery. BEARDSLEY Suddenly, on Sunday afternoon, December 5. lWfl. SAMUEL It. TEARnSLEY. Funeral 12:30 Wednesday, r.t Little Church Around the Corner. 1 East Twenty-ninth fct. New York City. C-2 , BORDEN At Shrewsbury. N. J-. December 4. 1009. MARY E. BORDEN, of T1 Qulncy et. Brooklyn. Services to be held at residence of her sister. Mis I. S. Patterson. Shrewsbury. N. J., Tuesday at 1:3U P.M. CHISHOLM On December 5, 130?. JAMES RAYMOND CHISHOLM, in his Sfth year, husband of Emma Sehacfer. Funeral from the residence of bis mother, 1131 Pacific st, Brooklyn. Private. CROCKER At his residence, 1 East FIxty-fourth st, Saturday, December 4. 190(1. QEOROE CROCKER, In I ho 55th year of his age. Funeral services will be held at St. Thomas Church. Tuesday. December 7. at 10 o'clock A.M. Please omit flowers, interment at convenience of family In California. DILLS On December i. 19uJ. FLORENCE R. DILLS, wife of Walter R. Dills, daughter of James M. and Henrietta II. Rankin. Services Tuesday at 'i P.M. at tier late residence. 71 East .Nineteenth st. I-'Iatbush. Intermt-nt Greenwood Cemetery. ENGLISH Kntred Into r-st on Sunday. December 5. IJtrt. ELIZA JEAN, widow of the late James English. In her ti& year. Funeral services at the resi dence of her slstei son. 217 Irvlngton avenue, South Orange. M. J., on Wednesday. December S, at Jl A. M. Relative and friends Invited to attend, interment private, at Evergreens Cemetery. Brooklyn. FLOOD On December S 190!). FitA-NClS JEROME FLOOD aged 18 months. Funeral December 7 at 10 A.M. from 1329 Rogers av. FORDHAM On Sunday. December C. 1909. FRANCES E BLAGROVE. wife of John M. Fordham. Services o'clock Tuesday evening, at her late residence, Kant Twenty-third st and Avenue D. Flatbush. Interment private. GOODS ELL At hla residence. 15 Sr. Nicholas place, on Sunday morning. December 5. Bishop DANIEL A. GOOD-PELL, resident bishop of the Methodist r Hplscopal Church, in the 70th year of hla ge. Funeral services will be held at the Madison Avenue Methodist Episcopal 'hurrn, Madison ar and Sixtieth st. on Tuesday.' the 7th instant, at 2:3') o'clock SfL The Interment will be a; the con-r?r!nce of the family at Meriden. Conn. wKOfT Suddenly, of pneumonia, on T?imbcr 6. JOHN C. GROUT, be loved hnsband of Loulae Weeden Orout. Funeral services will be held at his late residence, 57 West Sevenly-third st, Tuesday, December 7. at 2 o'clock. i . McGOVFRN On Sunday, December 5. 391)9. THOMAS McGOVERN. Funeral will I take p'ace Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 P.M. from 115 Atlantic av. Relatives and friends invited, also Cigarmakera Makers Vnlon are Invited to attend. NELSON On Sunday. December 5, 1909, OlFFARD ARTHUR NELSON, son of the late Dr. S. Giffard Nelson, and husband of Bertha J. Hills In his 34th year. Services Tuesday. December 7, at 2 o'clock. In the chapel of Emmanuel Baptist Church. Lafayette avenue and St. James place, Brooklyn. Interment private. NIGHTINGALE On Saturdav, December 4. 1909, JULIA STUART NIGHTINGALE, In her 59th year. Funeral services at her late residence. 277 Halsey st.. Brooklyn, on Tuesday, December 7, 10 A. M. PALMER On Saturday. December 4. IMi, LILY M. (nee Shephard), beloved wife of Howard S. Palmer. In her 35th year. Services at late residence, 42 Halsey at, Tuesday, December 7, at 8 P.M. PARKS On December 4, 1909. MAUD M., beloved wife of F. W. Parks, in the 45th year of her age. Funeral services private. Interment at the convenience of the family. PETRIE On December 4, 1909. WILLIAM E. PETRIE, formerly of Gravesend Beach, L. I. Funeral services will be held at the residence of his sister, Mrs. Henry Heine, 224 Seventeenth st, on Tuesday, 7th Inst., at 2 o'clock. STR1PPEL On Sunday. December B. J909. CHARLES H. STRIPPEL. in his 62d year. Funeral services at the residence Of E. C. Tiemann. Grand av, Nordhoff, N. J on Tuesday, December 7, at 2:30 P.M. " TOOMEY Suddenly, at her home,. 433 Forty-sixth st, MARGARET TOOMEY (nee. McGrath), daughter of Margaret and the late Lawrence McGrath, and wife or William P. Toomey. Notice of funeral hereafter. TORRENS On Saturday. December 4. 1909. at 9:45 P.M., E.VIMEL1NE R., beloved wife of M. J. Torrens, at her residence, 216 Willotighby av. Funeral services, 2 P.M., Tuesday. December 7. Interment Evergreens Cemetery. UNDERHILL On Sunday. December 5, 1909, at his residence, 66 Eighth av, STEPHEN, husband of Cornelia Underbill, in Jiis seventieth year. Funeral service at 7:30 P.M. Wednesday evening. December 8. PleaBe omit flowers. er 4. iM9. p. S.C.WILL REFUSE CONSENT ty-stx-h St. I LOWES OPERA PRICES. : New Theater Puts New Scale ia Effect for Its Performances. ' The management of the Metropolitan 1 0;)era Company, having received many ; requests to provide a. larger number of j less expensive scats for the opera i c-Dmique ar.d opera bouffe performances at :he New Theaier. has decided to lower the stale of prices in the first aud second balcony for these performances. j i ne iroiu raw ju me oaicony, lormt i w :u ueieauer ue 41, lue uex; seuu rows, formerly $4, will be $3, and the balance, formerly $3, will be $2. The tron rjw of the second balcony, formerly $2, Is $1.50, and the balance! formerly $1.50, Is 51. No Trace Can Be Found of Red Cross Line Vessel. Attempt to Be Made to Persuade Company to Enlarge Proposed Cian-b-.'iiy Street Line. SOME ALARM IS FELT FOR HER. PHOTOGRAPH IS A CLEW Only cr.e obstacle, It was learned today, stands in the way of an almost immediate offer by the Interborough Rapid Transit Company to build and operate the Broadway-Lafayette avenue subway, together with a new tunnel route extending from the southern terminus of the Centre street road, In Manhattan, under the East River and up Fulton street to the Junction of Flatbush avenue. That obstacle .according to authoritative Information, ia the fact that under present conditions, the authorities are unwilling to give the Interborough exclusive possession of the Broadway-Lafayette avenue route, which operated in connection with the Centre street tunnel, will constitute' the northernsegment I of the so-called bridge subway loop sys-I tern. The Interborough Inslsti on exclusive rights as a prerequisite to carry-' lug out Its plana. ! To grant the Interborough demands In J thl srespect. It was explained this morn-. lug. would be to abandon the underlying principles of the bridge subway loop. In deciding to make that a four-track route the Public Service Commission was aciuated by the belief that such a system, linking together the hearts of the two boroughs, as It does, ought not to be under the control of any single company. In providing the four tracks It was the idea, not to furnish a local and express service, but to afford urmtle nnnnrtunltv Mrs. Sarah M. Mix- for Independent oporatlon. The com- inintiiouers realized tnat eitner tne interborough or the Brooklyn, Itapld Transit Company might wish to operate trains through the loop system, and they calculated that, In that event, one pair of tracks might be used by that company, and the remaining pair by any Independent corporation that might come forward with a desirable proposition. Another Company Ready to Bid. As the situation stands, the Public Ser vice Commission has assurances from ths Bradley. Oaffney. Steers Company that, when the Broadway-Lafayette road eon-tract Is offered at auction early next year, that company will file a bid for construction and operation. The company ho. indicated that It wants to operate the loop system In connection with the Broadway-Lexington avenue subway In Manhattan, for the building and operation of which It has also promised to submit a proposal. In the light of this definite offer the authorities feel that they would not be justified In agreeing in turn the loop system over to the Interborough exclusively, even though the Interborough. as has already been announced In the Eagle, is prepared to construct the Cranberry street tunnel under the East River, thus establishing what would virtually be a double loop system. Strong efforts will be made to Induce tho Interborough to withdraw from the position it. has taken in regard to this matter, with what success remains, of course, to be seen. An attempt will also be made, it was learned to-dny, to Induce the Interborough, should it finally decide to construct the Cranberry street tunnel, to enlarge are area of its loop. According to the present plan, this lower loop wuld begin at the new Municipal Building, in Manhattan; extend south under North William and Williams street to Maiden Lane; across the river to Cranberry street by tunnel: continue east to Flat-bush avenue under Fulton street, and return to the starting point via the Flat-bush avenue extension, the Manhattan Bridge and the lower section of the Center street tunnel. To Ure Extension of Loop. Influential Brooklynltes, familiar with the plan, will attempt to persuade the In-; terborough. Instead of ending Its Fulton street section of the proposed road at Flatbush avenue, to continue It out Flat-bush avenue to tho Eastern Parkway, under the Eastern parkway to Brownsville, and thence, via Broadway, back to the turn of the Broadway-Lafayette avenue loop at Reid or Halsey street. In this manner, it is declared, two large loops would be established the Broadway-Laf-ayotte avenue route serving the Eastern DiBtrict section of Brooklyn, and the Eastern parkway route, serving that section and tho Brownsville part of the borough. Information to-day was to the effect that there would be a conference regarding this proposition between certain Brooklynltes aud officers of the railroad company in the Immediate future. Police Find Slip on Photographer in Looted Apartment. Was Left Among Burglar's Implements in Cellar, and Portrait Is of Man Arrested as Suspect. In a rather odd way the police of ths Fifth avenue station have come across a bit of fresh evidence against Michael S-'huItz. the young man who was caught In the cellar of the four-story apartment house at 312 Prospect avenue early on Friday morning and who is now held without bail to await the action of the Grand Jury. When Schul:s was arrested by Policeman Reick he was lying on the cellar floor, pretending to ' be asleep. Two rounds of cartridges were found In hla pockets and these shells fitted a revolver which later was found In the cellar. Schults confessed, the police say, that the revolver was his, though at first he denied ownership. In the mass of jimmies, knife, pistol, candle, keys and other oddB and ends which a search o! the cellar revealed, and which Schultz said weren't his and never had been, Police Captain Murphy ran across an Innocent looking slip of white paper with orange printed letters. This proved to be a receipt for money paid at a photograph gallery. This studio is diagonally across the street from the Fifth avenue police station and only a few blocks from the Prospect avenue house where Schults was nabbed. Captain " Murphy quizzed the photographer on Friday and learned that on the day before a young man had had hlB picture taken. In fact, if the captain would wait a few bours, said the photographer, he would develop several of the negatives. This he did and sent over to tho police station three pictures, which proved to be of Schultz. The police think that this la pretty good evidence that the stuff found In the cellar belonged to 8chultz, and they believe he scattered It about the cellar hurriedly upon hearing Policeman Relck open the hall door to descend Into the cellar. Last Heard From 64 Hours Then in Dense Tog Off Cape Race. Ago. I STRUCK BY CAR NO. 13. 1 HIT . . . tf-J T- s . T2a ULuiuiuiau uaa rcnicu aiuciib cause of Unlucky Number. Henry Shoub, 27 years old, of 14 West street. Dunton. an employe of the Street Cleaning Department, while shovelling Eand Into a cart at Jamaica avenue, near Lefferts. Richmond Hill, about 9:30 j o'clock this morning, was struck by an Ieastbound trolley car of the Jamaica-Cypress Hills line, operated by Motor-man Robert Kirven, of HM DeKalb avenue, Brooklyn. Shoub had contusions of ! the head and face, and was removed by Ambulance Surgeon Kirby to St. Mary's Hospital, Jamaica. When Motorman Kirven started on his run on Number 13, he remarked that be was a little worried because of the unlucky number. Kirven claims he sounded hla gong as he approached the laborer, but. that Shoub did not get out of his w ay quickly enough. FJREQ SCHOOL TO EFFECT ESCAPES SPECIAL ADVERTISEMENTS. KILLED BY TRAIN. IN MEMORIAM. GERWIG In loving and constant memory of our dear father, LOUIS GERWIG. who passed away December 7. 19"8. Peace be with thee. MRS. L. GERWIG, LOUIS, JR.; ROBERT, WALTER. MCLAUGHLIN An anniversary weekly mass will bo offered on Tuesday, December 7, 1909. at 9 A.M., In St. Hugh's "hapel, Huntington. L. I., for the repose of the soul of HUGH McLAUGHLIN.' W. IS. STAFFORD, undertaker, successor to J. M. Hopper. 'i Court st. opp. City Hall. K.ot. over fifty years. Personal and careful attention. City or suburbs. Telephone connections? 6-2 m f ACCIDENTALLY SHOT IN ARM. ' While handling a shot gun at 53 Evelyn avenue. Middle Village, yesterday afternoon, the weapon was acc identally discharged in the hands of Herbert Schultz, 37 years old, of .10 Linden street, Brooklyn, and the shot entered the right arm of a companion. Carl Wittenberg. 16 years old. of 235 Woodbine street, Brooklyn. Wittenberg was removed to the German Hospital. As the case was clearly one of accident, the-police made no arrest. PHILHARMONIC CLUB CONCERT. ' The Brooklyn Philharmonic Club will give its annual public rehearsal and reception at the Imperial. Red Hook lane and Fulton street, on Tuesday evening. The club has prepared an nt tractive programme, and will he assisted by Des.sic Allen Collier and Janet Becker. The concert will be followed by dancing. C. L. Dow Tried to Board a Through Express at Hicksville, but Fell Under Wheels. (Special to the Eagle.) Hicksville, L. I., December 6 Charles Lewis Dow, a brother of Clarence Dow, the station agent at Hicksville, met his death here Saturday evening in an attempt to jump on a through train. He was in Hicksville visiting his brother, and, not wishing to wait for a regular train to take him to his home at Pine-lawn, where ho Is employed as a gardener at the Pinelawn cemetery, he thought he would try to get aboard through train No, 637, as It seemed to be slowing down considerably. He endeavored to catch the tailing, but missed it and was thrown under the wheels, between the baggage car and the smoker. The train was stopped Immediately, but when the trainmen and spectators reached the man he was dead. His lert leg was cut off and the body was mutilated In a frightful manner. Dow was 34 years of age and was married. DEATH IS NEAR SIX IN AUTO Party Narrowly Escapes Accident While Speeding Machine. Hit Fender in Car Track and Bad Crash Is Avoided by a Lucky Jolt. Six men In an automobile had a narrow escape from death on Fifth avenue, between Eighth and Ninth streets, yesterday. A north-bound Fifth avenue trolley car dropped its rear fender and continued on without the car crew knowing that the fender was missing. It dropped squarely between the east trolley tracks. Before the next car came, a large black touring car whizzed along the slight down grade on Fifth avenue. The street Is paved with cobblestones and the chauffeur was careful to keep his machine on the car tracks. The automobile must have been exceeding the speed limit, according to witnesses. The driver did not see the fender until it was too late to swerve aside. The contact with the fender sent the machine skidding out over the cobble-Btones. It struck tho east sidewalk with a jolt that sent the occupants of the car into a heap. The curbing didn't stop the maohetne, which -went on over the sidewalk, just missed crashing Into a florist's Bhop. and then took the road again as the driver onc-e more gained control of his car. He sent the machine on down hill without stopping. FREEP0RT FIRE PROTECTION. Demands for New Truck and for New fire Alarm System. (Special to the Eagle.) Freoport. L. I., December 6 The fire department of this village and Its promoters are coming to the front with demands for next year in the way of new apparatus, etc. A new truck for Excelsior Hook and Ladder Company, to cost several thousand dollars, Is one of the movements under way, and a new Are alarm system to cost between $5,000 and $7,000 is another. The department is an efficient one and at present turns out to fires in response to alarms from a whistle at the village power house and bells at the different fire houses. The whistle can be heard for a long distance, but sometimes during the day or night delays occur between reporting the Are and blowing of the whistle, it has been claimed. The village has less than a dozen fires a year, and these have mainly been of small caliber. The village is under quite a stiff taxation at present, and it has been proposed to Issue bonds for the alarm system instead of raising the sum wanted by an Immediate tax levy. NO WORK AT NAVY YARD. Only $536,000 Asked by Secretary Meyer All fcr Jobs Now Under Way. APOPLEXY KILLS WOMAN. Aususta Hoppe. 4!' years old, of 203 Soulh Ninth street, died suddenly this morning. Her death, however, was ascribed to natural causes by Dr. Laub of the Williamsburg Hospital. The woman, who lived with her sister Annie. v.a.3 seized with apoplexy yesterday. The i.eeond attack came litis morning, and vhen the ambulance surgeon arrived he jfrimouuced her dead SUICIDE PREVENTED. The suicide of Frank Knur, 27 yeara old, of 227 Park place. Long Island City, was prevented Saturday night. Being despondent for some cause not disclosed, he weni to his room and. seating himself beneath a gas jet. he put a tube in his mouth that had been attoh.d to the jel, and then turned on the gas. His sister. Annie Emar. happened to smell gas and traced it to her brother's room. She turned off the gas. threw open the windows and then called for help A call for an ambulance brought Dr. I'. J. Cieary from St. John's Hospital, who worked with Emar and finally succeeded in restoring him to eoniiounr.3. Emar was taken to the hospital under guard of a policeman, and when he is sum'iontiy recovered he will have to answer to a charge of arteropted suicide. The province of British Columbia is now receiving the attention of investors from eastern Canada, the United States and England, and w'th the further development of is rich resources of coal and other minerals, timber, etc.. Ha wealth and population should steadily Increase. Washington, December 6 President Taft's plan to save $50,000,000 In the government expenses next year has caused a great slashing of the estimates for improvements at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Secretary Meyer has asked for only $536.-000 for the use of that yard for the coming year. Every dollar of this is for the purpose of continuing work already under way. The items are: Improving the water front, $215,000; continuing work on dry dock No. 4, $300,000; completion of cement shed. $1,000; repairs to construction plant, $20,000. The secretary cut out everj- item for new Improvements, The foregoing estimates were sent to Congress to-day by Secretary MaeVeagh. His estimates also included an item of $315,000 for continuing the dredging of Red Hook and Bay Ridge channels. DR. TIPPLE ON WHITE FIELD. A monthly meeting of the Brooklyn and Long Island Preachers' Association was held this morning In the rooms of the central branch of the Young Men's Christian Association. 602 Fulton street. There was a large attendance. An interesting address was made by the Rev. Dr. Ezra Squierg Tipple, professor of practical theology in Drew Theological Seminary. Madison. N. J. Dr. Tipple's subject w.n ."The Eloquence of Whltefleld." He gave an eloquent review of the life of this great preacher. A VICTIM'S DINNER. There will be a dinner at the Oakland Golf clubhouse, at Bay Side, Saturday evening, which will be known as the "victims' dinner." The winners of the various competitions during the year will give a dinner to those who were unable to capture prizes. Many prominent men will be present and deliver addresses. St. John's, N. F., December 6 The Red Cross Line steamer Rosalind, five days overdue here from New York and Halifax, was still missing at 10 o'clock this afternoon. She was last reported sixty-four hours ago. when off Cape Race, In a dense fog. Her agent9 express the opinion that she will reach port within twelve hours. The steamer's officers are Newfoundland men, and it Is not understood here why she haB failed to enter the harbor, a run of only fifty-eight miles. . She carried some passengers and not much freight. A quantity of unidentified wooden wreckage, with Iron work attached, was picked up at Blackhead, near Cape Race, yesterday. The Allan Line steamer Mongolian, two days- overdue,' from Philadelphia, ar rived at midnight. The Commercial Cable steamer Colonla, from London, and the Allan Line steamer Carthaginia from Liverpool, are both overdue.' Halifax, N. S., December 8 Although the absence of news from the Rosalind has caused considerable anxiety here, the agentB of the Red Cross Line state that they believe that she will be heard from to-day. They think that she suffered some damage In the gales of last week, and that her wireless apparatus has been disabled. Her cargo was bo light, they say, that the steamer was liable to toss about badlyin a storm. Nearly all of the passengers on board the steamer are Newfoundland people. Harold Anderson was the only passenger who boarded the steamer here. Among those Balling from New York were a Mr. Job, of a well-known St. John's firm of merchants, and a Mrs. Harvey, the wife of a prominent business man of St; John's. The Rosalind, which has been successively known as the Admiral and the To-sarl, was built at Newcastle in 1S90. She has a net tonnage of 1634, is 300.4 feet long, 41.1 feet beam and 21.6 feet depth of bold. She 1b commanded by Captain Smith and has been plying between New York. Halifax and St. Johns for several years. The Red Cross Line's headquarters In this city stated to-day that the last the had heard of the Rosalind was when the St. John's office reported that the steamship had passed Cape Race, N. F., on Friday on its way from Halifax to St. John's. From this report the officials here hoped that tho Rosalind was safe and was being detained from making a landing at St. John's because of the heavy weather and dense .'ogs which have prevailed In that vicinity for several days. It is not known here how- many passengers the Rosalind carried out of Halifax but her passenger liflt on arriving at this port has been usually large. The Maritime Exchange had received no, news of the missing steamship Rosalind to-day and fears were entertained for the safety of the. vessel. Another vessel over which the Maritime Exchange is perturbed Is the British freighter Strathclyde, Captain Crevar, which Bailed on October 30. from Barry for Hampton roads, and which has not been reported. She was In ballast and had a crew of thirty-five men. The vessel was due on November 19, Blaze in Disciplinary Institution Imperiled Lives of 150 Young Inmates. FOUR YOUNGSTERS GET AWAY. RYAN-PARKER DINNER Builders of Manhattan Bridge to Celebrate Completion. City Officials and Engineers Will Be Guests of Contractors at Brooklyn Club, Thursday. CALHOUN TO GO TO CHINA. Chicago Lawyer Accepts Appoint ment as Minister His Career as a Public Official. Washington, December 6 Announce ment was made at the State Department of the appointment of William J. Calhoun of Chicago, as minister to China. Mr. Calhoun has accepted-the appointment and the Chinese Government has indicated its pleasure in receiving blm. William James Calhoun, United States minister designate to China, is a member of the law firm of Calhoun, Lyford & Sbeean of Chicago, his home city. He was born in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, October 5, 1848. He was admitted to the bar in 1875 and practiced for many years at Danville, 111. He was a close friend of the late President McKlnley, by whom he was entrusted with the important mission of investigating affairs in Cuba just before the Spanish War. In. 1905 he was sent by President Roosevelt as a special envoy l& Investigate the cause of the trouble between the United States and Venezuela, which grew out of the dispute of the Venezuelan Government with the Bermudez Asphalt Company. Mr. Calhoun was a member of the Interstate Commerce Commission ' from March 8, 18fi8. to October 1, 1900. The first Mrs. Calhoun, who died August 17, 1898. was before their marriage Miss Alien D. Harmon of Danville. 111. Five years ago Mr. Calhoun married Miss Lucy I Monroe of Chicago. Tbelr residence is in ! Erie street, that city. Two daughters by j the first marriage are living In the East. To celebrate the completion of the new Manhattan Bridge, which will be officially opened before the end of the month, the firm members of the Ryan-Parker Construction Company, which ereoted the steel structure, will give a dinner at the Brooklyn Club next Thursday evenlnlg, December 9. Patrick Ryan and Andrew McLean Parker are having the dinner arranged and Inviting about a hundred guests. Among the guests will tie Controller Metz, Bridge Commissioner Stevenson, engineers of the Bridge Department who have been on the bridge 'work for the city, as well, as other city officials and men of the. engineering and construction force of the Ryan-Parker firm.. There will also be at the dinner a number of Brooklyn's prominent cltliens, among them Charles A. Boody, president of the People's Trust Company. The Ryan-Parker Construction Company was awarded the contract for the steel structural work of the bridge on June 15, 1906, at a price of $6,493,223. Subcontracts were let for the cables to the Carbon Steel Company, makers, and the Glyndon Contracting Company, erectors. The first cable was strung June IS, 1908. The Ryan-Parker Companyrfhad the steel for the bridge fabricated as fast as the mills were able to turn It out, and stored at Bayonne, so that when the cables were completed, a year ago, the construction of the span proceeded without interruption. - " LIGHT ON DEATH OF E. HARRIS. Was Supporting Child in England When Engaged to Be Married Here Killed by Gas. In the Queens County Surrogate's Court there have just been filed papers In an accounting of the estate of Enoch Harris, who up until last June was a prosperous real estate operator in Long Island City. On the 13th of that month his dead body was found In his apartments on Twelfth street, Long Island City. A gas Jet was turned on in the room, and Harris had died from asphyxiation. It was given out that death had been caused by accident. The young man was about to be married to a young woman of wealth and social prominence of Astoria. His body waB found the day following a dinner which he had attended in company with his" intended bride. The papers In the accounting were filed by Attorney John T. Robinson of Elm-hurst, and he has In his possession two letters which throw some light on the probable cause of Harris' death. They were written within a month after his death. The first letter was signed by Ruth Hulse, 33 Pearle street, Macclesfield, Cheshire, England. It ie as follows: "I write concerning Enoch Harris,-as I ain the young lady be wa's engaged to bs married to. I believe you have all his belongings In your care. I have written to his brother, but I should be 'glad to know If you could grant me anything for the maintenance of his child, which is only 6 years old. He has always kept it up to the time of his death. We were about to be married. I suppose you have found no will. I know It would be his wiah for ub. but I would be glad if you could do anything for me." The second letter is signed by Samuel H. Peorre, 232 Buxton, Macclesfield, Cheshire, England, and reads as follows: "On behalf of Enoch Harris' estate, I wish to make claim for my sister-in-law, Miss Ruth Hulse, and for her child. Vera Harris Hulse, daughter of Enoch Harris. The child was born in England, and Is five and three-quarters years of age. It was fathered in England, and he had to pay 3s. 5d. per week. He always paid the money up to his death. They wero about to be married this summer. If you wish, I will forward you the child's birth certificate, also the magistrate's papers," to prove he was the child's father, and letters he wrote to Miss Hulse. Her claim is for ten years and four months at 3s. 6d. per week, as according to our laws he had to pay until the child was 16 years of age. Ten years and four months at 3s. 5d. per week equal 1)4 pounds sterling." The Queens surrogate has issued an order directing the estate, which consisted of personal property and a bank account of more than $1,000, to be distributed to the brothers and sisters of the deceased who made their appearance after Harris' death. P.igid Investigation of Fire Being Conducted by New Superintendent. Place Long Called Fire-Trap. GIRLS HEAR WOES OF CUPID BROOKLYN MANOR LIBRARY. Dr. Mosher Talks on Courtship at the Y. W. C. A. Defines American Woman's Attitude Toward Home Life and Says Love Is Great Aid to All. Effort for Branch Successful Sites for New. Schools Approved. An eager,, expectant throng of girls ot all ases crowded the auditorium of the Youug Women's Christian Association yesterday afternoon, when Dr. Eliza M. Mosher talked of courtship and marriage, the two Bubjecta that have most inter ested women since the beginning of time. , Dr. Mosher's talk was the first of two i lectures on the American girl's attjtuda toward home life, and her earnest words were listened to with rapt attention, it I may be that some of the young women I present expected to get some enlight- ! eututnt on the proper methods of encouraging bashful youths, but if so they were disappointed for Dr. Mosher con-fin-d herself to the more serious side of her subject. The speaker took her hearers back to the time of the primitive man and woman. "H was the wants of the children," she said, "that Inspired thy women to nction and established their early supremacy in a tribe, and it is love, a child and Christ that have brought the position of woman to the high plane on which it stands to-day. "Heredity and environment are thu great factors In a person's life, aud it is the business of every man and woman to see that the next generation has a fair, square chance." After the lecture those of the girls who wished to discuss the Important subject with. Dr. Mosher had an opportunity to do so over the teacups, and many of the young women tried to gain a solution of the problem of the great scarcity of marriages at the present time. Next Sunday afternoon Dr. Mosher will talk on "The Modern American Family." The Brooklyn Manor and Brooklyn Hills sections of Queens Borough will have a free public library within the next two weeks, it was announced at a meeting of the West End Citizens' League Saturday night. Isaac S. Foester, chairman of the committee on libraries and schools, announced that tho trustees of the Queens Borough Library have consented to establish a branch In Brooklyn Manor, headquarters having already been secured at the corner of Jamaica and Manor avenues In the rooms used on Sundays as a branch Sunday School by the Pilgrim Congregational Church ol Brooklyn Hills. One of the assistant librarians at the Richmond Hill branch will be sent to take charge of the new establishment. As soon as the circulation warrants, a library building will be erected. Mr. Foster also reported that the Department of Education has approved two school sites in the locality, one in Sterling street, or Ridgewood avenue, be; tween Benedict avenue and Ferry street, and the other in Ferriss street, between Woodland and Oceanview avenues. It was said that the Brooklyn Rapid Transit Company is trying to secure consents of property owners on Fulton avenue, two blocks south of Jamaica avenue, with a view to opening negotiations for a right of way for an extension of the Cypress Hills elevated system to Jamaica. NEW BRANCH OF LIBBARY. The board of trustees of the Brooklyn Public Library has established a small branch at the corner of Rockaway avenue and Avenue G. About 200 books have beeu placed on the library shelves at this place, and It is the intention of the trustees to have a new consignment of books delivered at this station, Wednesday of each week. 9. Although Superintendent Haigney ot the Brooklyn Disciplinary Training School at Eighteenth avenue and Fifty' eighth street, began a rigid investiga tion last evening and kept at It most of the night and to-day, up to a late hour this afternoon he had not succeeded In fixing responsibility for the Are which occurred In the building yesterday afternoon. It Is believed that the fire was started by some of the boys confined in the Institution because four of them es caped In the excitement which followed the discovery of the blaze. This after noon none of the boys had thus far been rounded up. Enough Information was secured to-day to give support to earlier statements that the purpose of starting the fire was to let all of the 150 boys la the Institution get away. More than fifty boyso were questioned rigidly to-day, and all of them declared solemnly that they knew abso lutely nothing about any plan to fire the bulldingB, and most ot them even went so far as to say that they didn't know there was a fire In the building until the alarm was sounded and they well la line and performed the fire drill. Even before the flregong was eoundad, however, there was considerable ezolte- ment noticed among the boys and Super intendent Haigney Is sure this was dus to some definite cause. Albert Harwood, one of the keepers, discovered the fire and sounded the alarm. He was on his way to the washroom, which Is a one-story annex connected with the main building by doors, to round up the boys for the evening meal and form t hem in line for the march to the mess loom. When he opened the door a black pall of smoke was blown Into his face and on entering the room be saw the sldewall ablaza. Four Boy Inmates Slipped Away Dur. lng Fire. After the fire engines and a hook and ladder truck. In command ot Battalion Chief Maher arrived, the firs was put out In a hurry. The boys stood at attention on the drill ground In back ot the school. But by that time four of them were missing. They slipped out during the confusion, which the boys themselves created while the keepers and older boys were calling for fire engines and mobolizing the boys in marching or der for the fire drill. The men In charge of the home fell that they have something to be grateful for, notwithstanding the attempt at a wholesale delivery of the boys in - the home, and that is the consideration which the alleged conspirators showed for the other boys in creating the excitement at an hour when tho boys were all in the lower part of the building. If they had chosen an hour after bedtime to start a blaze, if indeed, yesterday's blaze was Incendiary, the results would undoubtedly have been disastrous and entailed great loss of .life. Buijding Condemned as Fire Trap. Not long ago an official Inspection of the main building resulted in a Veport that the structure was a fire trap and that unless'tmprovements looking towards the better protection of life were installed, the buildings would have to be vacated. Official suggestions were made recently that the institution should be abolished altogether . Superintendent Haigney of the school asked the Parkville police last night to send out an alarm for the four boys whose names are John Mahlen, Victor Olsen, Mathew Fields and Ernest Schoon-maker, each 13 years old. The washroom was damaged lconslderably and ex tensive repairs will be necessary. "The boys will come back when they get hungry," said Superintendent Haigney to-day. 1(355 BUSINESS PERSONALS. DIVORCB Iw of Nevada. Book aivlnsl full information mailed frw. Address H. A FULLER, Lawyer, Goldfleld, Kavada. LOST AND FOTND. LOS-P-BANK BOOK NO. 1,1(3. Finder kla ly return to tns HamDurg K&vinie sun Brooklyn. LOST. Deombr 3. lady's cold WATCH. T. K. on back. Reward IX rturta to 30U Lincoln piftc. - IiOBT Sunday night, about "clock, ft ntfn k 6CARP, on Carroll st. liberal rewarA ft f turned to 83ft Carroll mU I-OBT Diamond EARRING, on Fluhinr a or Noatrand av car, $160 reward and no ftU ttont asked. Roturn, 493 Vi Hough by av. 6-3 LOST Water Spaniel PUPPY: blaek. with whits ppot under breast. Return 797 Fulton t Room 805 ; 2 IS Montague at. Reward, TOST Sunday. -old ICKET AND CHAIN I husband's photo: monogram E. L, 8. PLeaao return to Mra. V. E. STEPHENS, 480 Halae? t. Reward. lus i unatoiAine vv ai tn, piu nmia-, With diamonds; Noatrand av and Bergen n' cars to Borough, Hall, aubway. . Return 17 Arlington place; reward. fi-t LOST Saturday morning, on 11:80 Tjocal Lone' Island train from Flatbush av station to HoU lis, Lady's black POCKETBOOK. Plndei please return, 43 Seventh av. Reward given. WILL oartv who exchanged lynx MUFB" al the graphologist booth, at the Orphan Asylum Fair, Masonic Temple, Thursday nlgnt December 2, please communicate with L., Eagle) Eastern District branch. . r , , , f PERSONAL. THE Dubllo and tradesmen will take notf oS that I will not be responsible for any deblg contracted by my wife, CARRIES LOTT. DIVORCB LAWS OP NEVADA, Comnlpt Infnrmatlnn mailed free bv Attor ney Wlltlam K. S ha fcr. Reno, Nevada. nU-St AUTOMOBILES. - TOR SAI.E. Roval Tourist, full limousine. 1906 in first class condition Inside and out: engine running as well as when new, and. needs nothing expended on It; a bargain for anyone wanting a good, reliable town car; full equipment; demonstration by appointment. Address A. . BROME'LL, 15$ South Oxford g Brooklyn. 6 BARGAIN: White Steamer limousine: two bodies; good repair; best offer. SMITH Garage, i Pennsylvania av, iirooKlyn. t-( GTJEST AERESTED AT FEAST. EAST ELMHURST PARK. Some Property Owners Object to Deed to Taxpayers Association, The action ot the Bankers Land and Mortgage Corporation in turning over to the East Elmhurst Taxpayers Association the deeds for the park at that place, which consists of 12 twenty-foot lots on the shore front, valued at $35,000, has caused some trouble among the property owners, which may lead -to a long legal fight. A large number of. the taxpayers of East Elmhurst, who are not members of the association, believe that they have not been justly treated in the transaction and are making arrangements for a meeting to be held the latter part of the week at which they will decide Just what action they will take. When East Elmhurst was laid out Into city lots years ago the Bankers Land and Mortgage Corporation set aside twelve water front lots, which have a frontage of 240 feet on Flushing Bay to belong to each lot owner of that place. Two weeks sgo the deeds for this park were given to the East Elmhurst Taxpayers Association in trust for all the lot owners and to be governed under the rules and regulations of that association. As soon as this became known to those who did not belong to this organization and who were left out by the association and by the Bankers Land and Mortgage Corporation In the transfer of the park, their indigo nation arose. SIGHT-SINGING CLASSES. Neighborhood Ass'n Announces a New One to Begin To-morrow Evening. The Brooklyn Neighborhood Association announces an addition to the list of sight-singing classes, under the leadership of Miss Mary G. Ennis to begin at 629 .Vanderbllt avenue, between Fulton street and Atlantic avenue, to-morrow evening at 8 o'clock. This will make the fourth class under the management of the association. Miss Ennia. a graduate of the Institute of Musical Art, of which Frank Damrosch is the director, is a supervisor of music in the public schools and has had much experience in teaching sight-singing. She has led classe.3 for the People's Choral Union of New York and is the leader ot the class started in Brooklyn this winter. The three classes already formed are those at Maretta Mansion, corner ot Gates and Bushwick avenues, on Tuesdays, at 8:30 P.M., under T. Barth Glas-son; at Willoughby Home. 97 Lawrence street, sn advance class also under Mr. Glasson. on Wednesdays, at 8:15 P.M.; and an elementary class also at Willough-by House, on Wednesdays, at 8:15, unde MIab Helen Van Ingen. These classes are still open for nrcm-bership. The fee Is 10 cents a lesson and the music is free. Information may be oblained at any of these classes or from Mi.5s Helen Van Ingen, 135 Henry street, chairman of the committee on sight-singing classes. The United States have been making increased purchases of lambs from Canada, amounting to about $1,000,000 annually for the three fiscal years 1906, 1907 and 1908. For the fiscal year ended June 30. 1909, however, the amount was not quite $500,000. The chief ports 8f entry have betq in New York Slate. Long Island City Man, Who Failed to Support Family, Nabbed. Unbidden guests at the birthday feast of Mrs. Mary Weber of 298 Seventeenth! avenue, Long Island City, yesterday mads trouble for John A. Weber, a boss bricks layer, who until September laBt lived with) his wife and six children at 383 Flushing avenue, Long Island City. He was then brought Into court on the complaint off his wife for non-support. On his promise! to do his duty, he was permitted to go. But he went to .Connecticut, where h remained. In the meantime, an iuuict-. meni was found against him by ths Queens County grand Jury under the netf, statute relating to men who fall to sup port their families. A tench warrant has been in the hands of Ccunty Dotec tlve John A. Butler sines the Indictment was found. Somehow ths detectives learned tnat Weber was to be one of the guests at the feast yesterday. They did not hava any Invitation themselves, but they went, just the same, and when they saw Weber1 they extended a further invitation to blm to remain for a time in tiueens county and enjoy tho hospitality of the Astoria police station. t HOLD BIG SUBPMSE PAKTY. , A surprise party was tendered to Clar ence H. Tabor of 33 Linden avenuej Flatbush, by his friends Saturday night, to celebrate his eighteenth birthday. Dancing occupied the first part of tht evening. Among those present were: Tht Misses Ina Gould,. Anna Cortelyou, Jesslrf Cortelyou, Doris Byrd, Svelyn Byre's Helen Crisler, Virginia Holt, Bessi Hawthorne. Emma Pierce, Miss Pelrce, Florence Havel, Mary Fulton, Ruth Mc. Kay, Margaret Mayorger. Margery Wood, Louise Tabor Garnet Rhodes, Messrs. Ward Renfrew, Laird Dlnsmore, Thomas McKernan, William McKernan. PROPOSALS. PROPOSALS FOR BIDS AXD ESTI MATES FOR THE CITV OF HEW YORK. NOTICE TO COXTR ACTORS. GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS TO BIDDERi. The person or persons making a bid or estimate for any service, work, materials or supplies for The City of New ork, or for any of its departments, bureaus or offices, sbait 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 tho presentation to the President or Board or to the head of the department at his or its office, on or before the date and hour named in the advertisement for the same, ac which time and place the estimates receive! will be publicly opened by the President or Board or head of said department and read, and the award of the contract made accord-Ins to law as soon thereafter as practicable. Each bid or estimate shall contain the nam and olace of residence of the person maktn the same, the names of all persons Interested with him therein, and if no other person be so interested, it shall distinctly state that fact-, Sao that it is made without any connection with any other person making an estimate- fr Th. same purpose and Is in all respects fair and wUhoit collusion or fraud, and that un, member of the Board of Aldermen, head oj Srtment, chief of bureau, deputy thereof or rlerk there n, or other officer of The City o( kIv York is, shall be or become Interested airertlv or indirectly as contracting party. S.Vlner shareholder, surety or otherwise In o Fn th nerformance of the contract, or in th ISonliaa work or business to which It relates. "lpfn ,nv portion of the profits thereof. Thai hid or estimate must be verified by the oath; In wrlJng. of the party or parties making thai estimate that the several matters stated therein are In all respects true. Each bid or estimate wlrt oe accompanied by the consent, in writing, of two householders ot freeholders in The City of New York, or of a guaranty or surety company duly authorized bv law to act as surety, and shall contain the- matter set forth in the blank form mentioned below. - No bid or estimate w ill be considered unless,-as a condition precedent to the reception ot consideration of any proposal, it be accompanied by a certified check upon one of -th state or national banks of The City of New York drawn to the order of the comptroller.-or m'onev to the amount of five per centum ot the amount of the bond required as provided In Section Ol of the Greater New York Charter. " . The certified check or money should not b Inclosed In the envelope containing the bid or estimate but should be either Inclosed In a separate em elop addressed to the head, ot the depar-.nent. president or board or submitted iiernonally, upon the presentation ot the bid or estimate. . ..... For particulars as to the quantity snd quality of the supplies or the nature and extent of the work, refererce must be made to. th soecltlf-Htlons. schedules, plans, etc.. on file iu the said office of the president, board or department. , , M ' k No bid shall be accepted from or contract awarded to any pers-m who Is In arrears t The t'ltv of New York upon debt or contract, or who Is a defaulter as surety or otherwiso. upon any obligation to the city. The contracts must be bid for separately. The right is reserved In each case to reject all bids or estimates If it be deemed to be fcr the Interest of the city so to do. Hldders will write out tho amount of tbelr bids or estimates in addition to Inserting the same In figures. ... , .. , i Bidders are required to make their bids or estimates upon the blank forme prepared ant lunilshed bv the city, a copy of which, with the proper envelope in which to Inclose that bid together with a c-ipy of the contract, including the speclllcalkins. in the form approved by the Corporation Counsel can be obtained upon application therefor at the olTtoe of th department for which the work Is to be done. Plate of drawings cf tt.n5truc.tiun work so 1 "SB line- ' A

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