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1898...DAILY STAR Brooklyn area News
2 July 1898
Grammar grades in Greenpoint, namely, the Norman avenue school, has
annexed in No. 59 in Leonard street, and draws pupils for the grammar grades
from the Java street and the Monitor street schools.
No One to Be Married.
So far as can be learned there are to be no changes in the personnel of
teachers at any one of the schools. Inquiry was made and principals say
that everything will remain the same for next year. It is possible that the
STAR is "way off" on this and possibly these lines may be read with a giggle
by certain few who know of a prospective match. Usually there are some few
resignations of young lady teachers for the purpose of marriageŠ..
Miss Josephine E. HOGDON has been the principal of the Monitor street school
now since last March. Previous to this she was the head of the department
in the Leonard street school. Miss HOGDON is a very earnest educator, and
takes much pride in the Monitor street school, and well she may, for there
is not a better school in all the city. To begin with, the situation is
unparalleled, fronting Winthrop Park, and in the midst of a bright clean and
pleasant neighborhood, which alone is an inspiration.
5 July 1898
Engaged-The engagement is announced of Robert M. SHAW of New York to Miss Emma
Charlotte, daughter of Jerome STANSILL, 169 Radde street. Both of the
contracting parties are held in highest esteem among the young people of
this city. Mr. SHAW is the son of Rev. Alexander SHAW of Dutch Kills.
Mr. Thomas H. SWEENEY, principal of School No. 6 and Miss Emma C. KING, one
of the teachers of No. 6 were quietly married on the morning of the 4th of
July in the Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Only a few of the intimate
friends of the contracting parties were present. Rev. P.A. WALSH, past of
the church, officiated. Miss KING, a sister of the bride was bridesmaid and
Mr. Harry COUPE of Utica was best man. A reception at the residence of the
bride's parents followed the ceremony and a wedding breakfast was served.
Later in the day the bride and the groom started their wedding trip. They
will spend their honeymoon at White Lake in Sullivan County.
6 July 1898
It is Charged That He was Drunk While Running His Car.
An inspector of the Brooklyn Heights Railroad Company caused the arrest of
Motorman Morris MORIARTY, of 190 Eagle street, on Wednesday morning. The
arrest was made by Officer ESTER.
The inspector, it is alleged, tried to take MORIARTY off the car of the
Flushing off of the Flushing avenue line, which he was running, but could
not succeed. It was then that the services of Officer ESTER came into play.
MORIARTY was locked up on the charge of intoxication. If proven guilty, he
will be dismissed from the service of the company.
7 July 1898
A Golden Wedding
Former Greenpointers, Now of Freeport, Had a Celebration on Monday.
Many people of Greenpoint will remember Mr. and Mrs. Carman PEASELL, who
lived in the Seventeenth Ward a good many years ago. Mr. PEASELL was at one
time a leading mechant here. He is a brother of our respected fellow
citizen, Mr. H. PEASELL. Mr. and Mrs. Carman PEASELL have lived in Freeport
about a dozen years. They went there long before it became famous as an
annex to Greenpoint. Well, to cut a long story short, Mr. and Mrs. Carman
PEASELL celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in Freeport on Monday
evening. Mr. PEASELL comes of the old Long Island family of that name. He
was born at Lynbrook in 1827, then know as Pearsall's Corner. His parents
were Mr. and Mrs. William PEASELL, now dead. Carman and his wife were
married in 1848 in New York by the Rev. Mr. SEELEY, pastor of the Sixth
Street Baptist Church. Harriet A. EARLE, his wife was the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Thomas EARLE, of New Jersey. She was born in Durham, N.J. In 1886
Mr. and Mrs. PEASELL moved to Freeport. They are members of the Methodist
Episcopal Church of that place; he is also a member of the Official Board.
He has been a Mason for years, and was a charter member of the Seawanhaka
Lodge of Greenpoint. Mr. and Mrs. PEASELL have but one living child, George
W. PEASELL, who is married and has three children.
8 July 1898
Alfred BADGER, of 206 Maujer street, Brooklyn, while driving a produce wagon
along Jackson avenue Thursday afternoon was run into by a trolley car and
thrown from his wagon. He was taken to St. John's hospital in the ambulance
and Dr. HALL dressed the ugly scalp wound he had received. He is fifty-one
years of age.
A pleasant home wedding was celebrated on Friday last at the residence of
Captain Henry REX, 204 Jackson avenue. The captain led to the altar Mrs.
Jenni[e S.?] HOWARD of Long Island City. The guests were largely the
officers of Tuxedo Lodge, Order of the Eastern Star, Manhattan, of which the
bride holds next to the highest office. The best man was Mr. Fred E. LYONS,
the bride's brother, and the bridesmaid was Mrs. Jennie JUDA, the worthy
matron of the lodge. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. W. H. LAWRENCE
D.D. pastor of the First Methodist Episcopal Church of Greenpoint. The
evening was spent in pleasant and social intercourse. An elaborate supper
was served at 10 o'clock. Captain and Mrs. REX are making a bridal tour of
two weeks along the Hudson and up the State.
9 July 1898
Burned With Carbolic Acid.
The two-year old daughter of Patrolman FREELAN was severely burned at her
home, 223 Eckford street, on Saturday morning last with carbolic acid. The
child managed to get the bottle of acid and taking the cork out she spilled
the contents on her left side from her hip down. Dr. McKINNON attended her.
It is very fortunate that the injuries were not great than they are.
His Watch Stolen.
Alfred CREGER of 162 Eckford street reported to the Hunter's Point police
that about 6pm on the Fourth of July his pocket was picked of a gold watch
valued at $35, while pushing his way through a crowd at North Beach.
An Incorrigible Lad.
Frank HAZELTON is an incorrigible boy. He lives on India street. His
parents can do nothing with him. On Friday Detective BEHLEN and officers
of the Children's Society had a talk about him, and on the suggestion of
Justice LEMON he was sent to the Training School down in Parkville by
Movements of Some of the Leading Residents of Greenpoint.
Robert WRIGHT is away at New Haven.
P. CLAFLIN of 97 Eckford street is stopping at Troy.
Miss STEVENS of 111 Norman avenue is at Red Bank.
Miss Jessie FORBES of 84 Meserole avenue is at Ocean Grove.
Mr. JENSEN of 67 Russell street is rusticating in Newburg.
Mrs. VOGEL of 654 Manhattan avenue is with friends at Elmira.
Mrs. LEWIS of 580 Leonard street is with friends at Saugerties.
Mrs. SIEDA of 103 Monitor street is sojourning at Glen Cove.
Miss BURR of 645 Leonard street is rusticating on Long Island.
G.T. MEADON of 645 Lorimer street is registered at Ocean Grove.
Titus BONNER of 98 Greene street is at Kiskatom, Greene County.
Mr. and Mrs. Rylance SMITH are at Ocean Grove for the season.
Mrs. CORWITH of 641 Leonard street is visiting friends up the State.
Mr. and Mrs. J.B. POTTS of 214 Eckford street are at Rockville Centre.
Miss S. M. WESSELLS of Public School No. 34 is at Thousand Islands.
Miss Annie GRINNELL of 569 Lorimer street is visiting at Lowell, Mass.
Chares MORTON of Truck 6 is back from his vacation very much improved.
Mrs. W. H. LAWRENCE and daughters are spending the week at Ocean Grove.
Joseph McGUIRE of 606 Lorimer street is back from Ocean Grove very happy.
Mr. Fred SNOW and family of 140 Nassau avenue left on Tuesday for Red Bank.
Miss MEIGH of 112 Oak street is in the west, and will remain there until fall.
James S. SERVISS of 394 1/2 Graham avenue is at the Ocean House, Ocean Grove.
John DISTLER and family of 97 Noble street went to Ocean Grove on Saturday.
Miss DOUGHERTY of 135 Noble street has gone to the White Mountains for a spell.
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph CREAMER of Norman avenue are back from Ocean Grove.
Among the late arrivals at Ocean Grove are note Walter NOON and Richard SCHAPETER.
Mrs. SNURE of 631 Manhattan avenue is spending a portion of the season at Bayport.
D.H. HULSE of 135 Oakland street is having a fine time at Ocean Grove this week.
Officers S. SULLIVAN and J. FALVEY are on duty at the public bath, foot of Noble street.
Miss Belle FORD of 720 Manhattan avenue has gone to visit friends at Oakland, New Jersey.
Mrs. James B. QUINN of 128 A Calyer street presented her husband with a son on July 4th.
Miss J. McAVOY of 106 Norman avenue is spending a portion of the summer out on Long Island.
Patrolman M. KELLY has been transferred from the Sixty-first to the
Sixtieth on Bedford avenue.
Sherman F. WARNER of the Mechanics' and Traders' Bank will spend his
vacation at Mount Vernon.
Mrs. Frank B. WILLIAMSON of Greenpoint is having a very enjoyable time at Rowayton, Conn.
John F. SCHLECHTER of Company B, First Regiment, United States Engineers, is
home on a furlough.
Miss Ada BONNER of Hamburg, Missouri, is visiting at the residence of Mrs.
CAMPBELL, 669 Leonard street.
Miss Libbie PEACH and John PEACH, Jr., of Greenpoint are having a pleasant
time at Baldwins, L.I.
Mrs. James H. KARRAN of Corwith Brothers' office is spending his vacation at
Uswick, Wayne County, Pa.
Mrs. Wesley EARLE and daughter Ruth of 101 Eckford street are enjoying a
pleasant sojourn at South Dover, N.Y.
Mr. Henry BATTERMAN, the popular merchant and bank president, has gone on a
trip to Yellowstone National Park.
William O'NEILL and sister of 144 Oakland street departed July 1st for
Schroon Lake in the Adirondack Mountains.
Edward F. HALLERAN, fur cutter, of 252 Nassau avenue is an applicant for a
position as patrolman on the city police force.
Officers William BURKE, John DALEY and Joseph CONLEY of the Sixty-first
Precinct went away on their vacations on Tuesday.
Miss Kittie and Master Bernard CONLON of 208 1/2 Calyer street have gone to
Utica, Little Falls and New Hartford to spend their vacation.
The family of Henry C. FISCHER of Norman avenue are at the summer home at
Huntington. Miss Lena HEIBERGER of Oakland street is also there.
Mr. and Mrs. John A. COLLIER and daughter, Edna Blanche, of 103 Eckford
street, are having a delightful time at South Dover, Dutchess County.
John ACKERMAN of the Sixty-first Precinct is taking two weeks' vacation. On
his first week an officer has full pay. If he takes a second week he is on
Detective FINNEGAN has been transferred from the Sixty-first Precinct to the
Sixty-second (Herbert street.) The firs day he went down that way he
captured two shoplifters.
Miss Florence M. BLOOMFIELD and five other young ladies of Brooklyn departed
on Thursday for the Adirondack Mountains. They will return about the middle
The efficient Emil SCHEMM, clerk of Station G., Greenpoint post-office is
away this week enjoying a well-earned vacation in the Schooley Mountains of
New Jersey where there are no mosquitoes.
Martin W. HINES, Edward J. DAVAN and Michael McENROE depart on Monday for
Saratoga where they will represent St. Anthony Council No. 104 in the State
Convention of the Catholic Benevolent Legion.
The Rev. B.F. KIDDER, Ph.D., pastor of the Tabernacle Methodist Episcopal
Church has been granted the month of August for a vacation. He expects to
spend the time in the State of Maine, accompanied by Mrs. KIDDER.
Miss Viola G. SILENCE and Miss Emma SARGEANT, teachers of Public School No.
34, Norman avenue, departed for the charming old New England town of
Simsbury, Conn., where they anticipate spending a portion of their summer vacation.
The last letter from Mr. and Mrs. William HEIBERGER and daughter indicated
that they were at Muencher, Germany. They expect to return home about the
12th of proximo. Mr. HEIBERGER was greatly benefited by a stay of six weeks
at Carlsbad, Germany.
Rev. Father FLOOD, O.S.D., Regent of Studies at St. Rose's College,
Springfield, Ky., is visiting his family at 119 Eagle street. He has
received a hearty welcome from many of his friends who are glad to see him
again. The reverend gentleman is looking remarkably well.
Mr. Oscar BARCK of 111 Java street and Mr. Edwin HARVEY of Kosciusko street
left Friday evening on the steamer Adirondack for Saratoga Springs and Lake
George. They will be gone about three weeks and expect to have a delightful
time boating, fishing, mountain climbing, etc.
Frank KIERAN of Engine Company no. 58, Long Island city, is spending a ten
days' vacation at Atlantic Highlands; also his sisters, the Misses May and
Sadie KIERAN of 125 Noble street, Greenpoint, have joined him and are having
a gay time at the Bay View House, Atlantic Highlands.
Miss Anna M. SKIEVENS of Public School No. 110, and the Misses Charlotte and
Lucy SKIVENS have joined Mrs. SKIVENS at Radiant Cottage, Oysterbay, for the
summer. Mrs. BLYTHE of 250 Nassau avenue went with the ladies as their
guest. The Misses Annie and Lucy SKIVENS are members of Radiant Chapter,O.E.S.
Patrick Henry McCARREN, Senator is a hard fighter. He is likely to have an
opportunity to prove the sort of stuff there is in him when he next comes
before the people of this district. There are loud mutterings and signs of
revolt which may result in a union of all forces personal and political
against the Senator.
Mr. Jacob STERN is confined to his home, corner of Greenpoint and Manhattan
avenues, and is being patiently and tenderly nursed by his wife who has been
unable to go out doors in nearly seven years. Mrs. STERN is buoyed up in
her own infirmities and the illness of her husband by a happy genial
temperament and an abundance of good nature which enables her to forget
herself in her desire to help those around herself. Mrs. STERN's sister,
who resided on Liberty avenue, died suddenly on Sunday last.
Rev. Cornelius WOELFKIN, pastor of the Greene Avenue Baptist Church (a
former well-known resident of Greenpoint), sailed this week on the White
Star steamship Teutonic for Europe. Mrs. WOELFKIN will preach the last
Sunday in July and three Sundays in August in the Marylebone Presbyterian
Church, London, one of the largest denominational churches in England. Mr.
WOELFKIN will also attend Keswick Convention and visit the homes of noted
men for the purpose of preparing lectures to be delivered during the coming
winter. He expects to return early in September.
Greenpointers are interested in the personality of Frank B. OGILVIE, who is
a member of Troop C. Mr. OGILVIE has lived in Brooklyn all his life. When
at home he is considered a favorite among all classes of society. He is
comparatively a young member of the troop, having joined some eight months
ago, but when the call came for volunteers he was among the first to offer
his services. Although he finds his daily experiences somewhat different
from his experiences in the publishing business when at home, he seems to
enjoy it. He resides at 873 St. Mark's avenue and is a son of J.S. OGILVIE,
13 July 1898
Little Boy Lost.-His Name is David FOSTER and He Resided on Driggs Avenue.
The police of the Sixty-first Precinct are making a close search under
direction of Captain REARDON for the missing eleven year old boy, David
FOSTER, of 146 Driggs avenue. This little boy disappeared from home four
weeks ago, since which time nothing has been heard of him. He is reported
to have been seen once in Newtown and once in Greenpoint selling papers, but
there is nothing definite about this. People may have been mistaken.
Four weeks ago, Mrs. FOSTER, who is obliged to work for a living, came home
and found the following note pinned on the door:
"I drowned myself in the creek."
There was no signature, but the handwriting was that of David.
"I do not know what to think of the matter," said Sergeant GROVES,of the
Sixty-first Precinct. "Mrs. FOSTER is a strange woman. She belongs to the
Salvation Army. No, I don not think the boy has been drowned or kidnapped.
I think he has simply run away. The mother and father do not live together.
The father was once foreman of an iron foundry in Greenpoint. The boy may
have gone to his father. Mrs. FOSTER is continually coming here, and
telling us about the lad. We cannot find him, but we are doing our best.
His disappearance and description have been sent to every precinct in the
city, and also to the police of other cities. The mother seems to think a
good deal of the boy. She cries and cries. The boy was an attendant at the
Meeker avenue school."
Old Station House Sign.
Had Stood for Twenty-eight Years and Was Then Taken Down.
On Monday afternoon Captain REARDON of the Sixty-first (Greenpoint) station
ordered the taking down of the big green lantern that has stood over the
main door of the building for twenty eight years. Thomas DORAN, the door
tender, went at the job to take it down. He had indeed a job of it. The
iron prongs to call them such, that held the big green lantern in position
were embedded in the walls of the building having been placed there when the
building was put up. Finally the prongs were jerked from the brick and
mortar, and the big green glass was smashed in taking the lantern down. It
is stated that a red light will be placed over the main door of the station
house in place of the old green one. This is, indeed, an innovation.
Almost, from time immemorial, a green light has been the signal of the
police station over the main entrance. It is understood that red lights
will hereafter stand over the front door of every station house in the city.
It was stated that this Greenpoint station was built in 1855 or '56. This
is a mistake. The old original station house was on the southeast corner of
Greenpoint avenue and Franklin street, and the building is standing there
yet. On the ground floor is the thriving real estate office of CLARK &
PENDLETON. This building back in the fifties and sixties was occupied not
only as a station house but as a police court, and there at one time sat
Judge Chaucey PERRY in the administration of justice. Mr. PERRY from his
law office window opposite now looks out on Greenpoint with a population of
50,000 as a part of a Borough of over a million which helps to make up a
city of three million and a half.
She Will Take the Veil
Miss Maggie JESSUP One of the Sisters of St. Joseph.
Miss Maggie JESSUP of 116 Noble street, Greenpoint, is about to take the
veil as one of the Order of the Sisters of St. Joseph, in Flushing. She is
only twenty years of age, but has long been determined to take this step,
even against the dissuasions of friends. With the close of the present
school year she gave up teaching at Public School No. 108, in East New York.
She is a graduate of St. Anthony's Parochial School and of the Academy of
Our Lady of Victory in Brooklyn. The Sisters of St. Joseph are usually
teachers. They conduct the girls' department of the parochial school of St.
Anthony's. It is no doubt likely that Miss JESSUP, under the new name which
she is to assume when she takes her vow to retire from the world, will
continue in her career as a teacher for which she is admirably fitted, and
for which attainment she studied so long. A sister, Miss Dora JESSUP,
recently graduated at the Training School. A brother, Michael JESSUP is now
studying at the Jesuit College, Frederick City, Md., He was previously for
two years at the College of St. Francis Xavier. John J. JESSUP, of the
Sixty-first Precinct, is a brother.
15 July 1898
CLATWORTHY - GILLESPIE [TAGGART]
On Sunday afternoon Mr. Augustus W. CLATWORTHY of Long Eaton, England, and
Mrs. Christine GILLESPIE, nee TAGGART, of 71 Grand avenue, and formerly of
Glasgow, Scotland, arrived at the parsonage of the German Second Reformed
Church and requested of the Rev. Dr. STEINFUHER that he would unite them in
marriage, which was soon done. It was understood that Mr. and Mrs.
CLATWORTHY will make their residence in Jersey City. He has a position in
connection with the Pennsylvania Railroad. Mr. CLATWORTHY was a widower,
and Mrs. GILLESPIE, as her name indicates, was a widow. Mrs. GILLESPIE was
staying at 71 Grand avenue and Mr. CLATWORTHY was domiciled across the street.
RICKUS - HOOS
On the same Sabbath afternoon, only a little earlier, another wedding party
visited the parsonage of the German Second Reformed Church, and soon the two
were made one. The contracting parties were Mr. George RICKUS, Jr. one of
the most enterprising citizens of College Point, and Miss Lizzie L. HOOS, of
Long Island City. The witnesses were Mr. John P. HOOS, a brother of the
bride, and Miss Bertha RICKUS, a sister of the groom.
16 July 1898
Movements of Some of the Leading Residents of Greenpoint.
Gifford MEYER has gone to Patchogue for a few days.
Inspector RHODES has recovered from quite a severe illness.
Miss WALTER of 109 Engert avenue is now sojourning in Buffalo.
The wide-awake and popular John FERRE is rusticating at Plum Beach.
Mrs. FITCHETT of 156 Norman avenue is with friends at Long Branch.
Mrs. NESBITT of Barry and North Ninth streets is in Waterbury, Conn.
Miss HOAGLAND of 647 Leonard street is with relatives in Poughkeepsie.
John DROLL of Green street is spending his vacation in Sullivan County.
Miss DAVIS of 633 1/2 Leonard street went on a visit to Providence last week.
Mrs. MULLIGAN of 213 Nassau avenue is visiting relatives at Poughkeepsie.
Miss MEYER of 969 Manhattan avenue is spending a few weeks at Monticello.
Mrs. WARDEN of 189 Kingsland avenue left for the Catskills early in the week.
The Rev. Dr. KIDDER preached in the Methodist Church at Freeport on Sunday.
Officer DAVIS of the Sixty-first Precinct is again on duty after quite a serious illness.
Dr. George P. GRIFFING of 597 Lorimer street made a trip to Riverhead a few days ago.
Mrs. Thomas FOULKS of 152 Oakland street is passing a few weeks in the Catskills.
Mrs. MURPHY of 109 Newell street went on a journey to Red Bank early in the week.
Mrs. HANSON of 527 Lorimer street is spending a few weeks at Bridgeport,Conn.
Mrs. Fred L. FOSTER of 136 Calyer street is located at Warwick, N.Y. with her family.
Fireman QUICK of Engine Company No. 15 is expected home soon from Long Branch.
James LANE of Truck 6, F.D. has selected Rockaway as the place for his vacation.
Mr. Albert PRESTON and family have gone to Ocean Grove for a portion of the summer.
Mrs. Paul VOLK of 232 Eckford street is located at Cairo, Green County, for the summer.
Miss Kate TRACY of Java street has been for a few days at Hamel's Station, Rockaway Beach.
Miss Marcella PHELAN has returned from a two weeks' vacation at Long Branch,N.J.
Mr. William H. MESEROLE has returned from a short sojourn at "The Brooklyn",Ocean Grove.
William REILLY of the Emerald Hotel, Greenpoint, is away in the Adirondacks for his health.
Miss Jessie FORBES of 84 Messerole avenue is spending a portion of the summer at Bensonhurst.
Principal LUQUEER of the Java Street School left on Thursday for a vacation
tour of Connecticut.
Officers John ACKERMAN, John DALEY, and Joseph CONNOLLY were fishing off
Letter Carriers L.V. SMITH, Joseph W. FINN, and Frank LATHAM will be on duty
again on Monday.
Miss May CALHOUN of 136 Newell street is enjoying a pleasant vacation at
Newburg on the Hudson.
Miss Annie ST. TELL of 597 Lorimer street, the famous danseuse, is in
Chicago filling an engagement.
Mrs. ANDERSON of 105 Newell street went to Troy early in the week where she
will remain for several weeks.
The Rev. Dr. and Mrs. LAWRENCE are in Saratoga this week in attendance on
the Epworth League convention.
Louis WIARD went to Buffalo this week to attend the Young People's Baptist
Union National Convention.
Louis ZIEGLER of 78 Meserole avenue is the applicant for the position of
patrolman on the police force of this city.
Miss Jennie McLEAN of 120 Meserole avenue is spending her vacation with Mrs.
Samuel H. WEST in Flushing.
E.A.THOMPSON of the Brooklyn Fire Department goes next week to Chester, N.Y.
for a well earned vacation.
C.C.PETERS and family of 77 Oakland street are in Freeport for the summer.
They are delighted with the place.
Captain James BROWN of the Williamsburg Yacht Club has had his sloop yacht
Trinidad fitted with a fine new cabin.
Mr. QUICK of Engine Company No 15 is recuperating at Ocean Grove. He is
enjoying a week's respite from fire duty.
Mr. and Mrs. W.J. CROSBY and daughter Irene of 104 Eckford street departed
today for Highland Mills, Orange County.
Howard and Louis GUION of Los Cruces, New Mexico, are visiting their
brother, Albert GUION, at 198 Norman avenue.
Mrs. A.B. MacLAURIN, wife of Pastor MacLAURIN of the Union Avenue Baptist
Church, is in Buffalo this week with her son.
Mrs. Daniel KELTON and two children of f82 Franklin street have gone to
spend the summer with Mrs. T. SPENCER at Noank, Conn.
Letter Carriers Edward BARKER, James FAULKNER, and John BRERETON went on a
fifteen days' vacation on Saturday this week.
Roundsman HOOLIGAN of the Sixty-first Precinct is back from his vacation.
He took it out mostly in trolley rides to the beaches.
Officers Patrick CUSICK and William DRESSEL of the Sixty-first Precinct went
away on their vacation of one week on Tuesday.
Superintendent BROOKS of Station G post office selected Miller's Place on
Long Island for his vacation. It is a quiet, restful spot.
Theodore GROSS and Henry PIERCE, both of Greenpoint, have been appointed
letter carriers at Station G and have entered on their duties.
Master Fred R. GRAHAM of St. John New Brunswick, is spending his summer
vacation with Master Israel MOORE of 121 Eckford street.
A merry party, composed of Miss Kittie PHELAN, Miss D.D. FORCE and Miss
Bessie JONES will spend a portion of August at Ocean Grove.
The Misses Emma and Lulu WARDELL are in Buffalo this week in attendance on
the National Convention of the Young People's Baptist Union.
The Rev. Dr. SPROULL pastor of the Nobel Street Presbyterian Church has been
sojourning in Freeport as the guest of Mr. J.P. WRIGHT.
Mrs. John THOMAS of 42 Oakland street and the children, and Mrs. William
THOMAS of 590 Leonard street have gone to Ellenville for the season.
Mr. and Mrs. John A. RYLANCE and daughter Eleanor, and Mrs. S. MILLER of 703
Manhattan avenue have gone to Stevensville, Sullivan County, N.Y.
Mrs. George BYRNES and son, Miss H. SMITH, Miss N. STEVENS, Miss M. COSBY
and Mrs. A. FARRINGTON are registered at "The Point House" on the
Shrewsbury, opposite Red Bank.
Adam SCHEM, the indefatigable post office clerk of Station G., returns from
his vacation to-day and will be welcomed by many friends. He is a man who
is always missed when away.
Captain TONER of the Volunteers of America bad an affectionate farewell at
the armory, 685 Manhattan avenue on Saturday evening. Captain TONER goes
away leaving many friends behind.
John McGOWAN of Eckford street will be in charge of the public bath at the
foot of Noble street this summer. The bath will be open next week. The
planks and gang ways are now being repaired.
Roundsman Charles NICHOLS has been transferred from the Sixty-first Precinct
to the Sixty-third, and Roundsman Charles MALEY has been sent from the
Sixty-third to the Sixty-first.
Among those in attendance this week at the Epworth League Convention in
Saratoga may be named the Rev. B.F. KIDDER, Fred L. FOSTER, Herbert E.
WILLIAMS, John A. OWENS and Fred A. NUHN.
Patrolman William TERRIERE of the Comptroller's Office, Brooklyn, has gone
to Liberty, Sullivan County to spend his vacation. His daughters, Mrs. H.R.
HIBBEARD and Miss Maggie TERRIERE have been there since the 1st of July.
The Rev. A.B. MacLAURIN of the Union Avenue Church delivered an able address
on "The Tenth Legion" at Prohibition Park Staten Island yesterday, the
occasion being the prohibition rally of the Christian Endeavor Society.
D.FRIEDMAN, Senior Post Colonel of the Alabama and Tennessee Divisions, Sons
of Veterans, made an excellent speech Monday night at the meeting of the
R.V. Young Camp, Sons of Veterans. He possesses all the power and graces of
Mrs. Margaret HARRISON and her daughter Edith of 85 Calyer street sailed
today for Liverpool at first cabin passengers on the steamship Campania.
They are on a pleasure trip, and it is hoped by their friends that they will
return in safety about October 1st.
The Rev. Alice K. WRIGHT of the Prospect Heights Universalist Church, and
formerly of Greenpoint preached on Sunday at 11 a.m. at Long Beach. The
Sunday services at Long Beach are under the direction of A.N. CARHART,
organist of All Souls' Universalist Church, Brooklyn.
Mr. Thomas J. PERCIVAL, Deputy Grand Master of I.O.O.F. in the Second
District of Kings County is keeping busy installing the officers of the
various lodges in the district. Since Mr. PERCIVAL has been in the office
it has been generally remarked that he has performed the duties faithfully
Mrs. Julius MANHEIM of 616 Manhattan avenue has been at the Grand Hotel,
Summit Mountains, Ulster County, NY. And in a few days will remove to
Phoenicia to remain for the balance of the summer. Mr. MANHEIM manages to
go up to the mountains each Saturday for a couple of days' rest from his
Miss Edith FOULKS of 150 Oakland street departed yesterday morning for
Buffalo and Niagra Falls. After the viewing the sights of the Lake City and
the wonderful scenes about the world's greatest waterfall, Miss FOULKS will
come east as far as Syracuse and make a protracted sojourn at the great salt
center. It is expected that the trip will occupy three weeks.
The health of the Rev. John J. ARNUAD has not been as good as he would wish
it lately, and he is now seeking absolute rest and recuperation in the
Catskills. He has gone among strangers where he will not be obliged to
exert himself in any way. Usually he is found by many acquaintances, and
with his natural good humor he seeks to please and entertain all who may
come in contact with him.
Many people not members of the congregation will no doubt be at the Orchard
Primitive Methodist Church on Sunday morning and evening to hear Mr.
Christian LANTZ of the local Y.M.C.A. preach. Mr. LANTZ made quite a bit
recently when he preached in the Union Avenue Church on the way to select a
wife. Mr. LANTZ is a confirmed celibate, but he will nevertheless preach
two very interesting sermons on Sunday.
Detective Stephen DONLON has been transferred from the Bedford Avenue
(Sixty-second) Station to the Sixty-first (Greenpoint) to take the place of
Detective FINNEGAN, transferred to another station. Mr. DONLON is already
well known in Greenpoint as a detective, having served here in that capacity
a number of years ago, when he was associated with Detective John QUINN, now
retired, and still residing in Greenpoint. In the meantime, Detective
George BEHLEN remains at his post in Greenpoint.
Charles CRACKE, the well known business man of 114 Newell street, goes out
on Long Island for a week on his bicycle. He will visit all the towns of
note, going as far as the Hamptons. When he reaches a place that he likes
he will stop and take a rest. This is unquestionably the best way to see
the country. There are many delightful places out on Long Island, some by
the sea and some further inland, and a more enjoyable trip could not well be
imagined. Mr. KRACKE is certainly entitled to his vacation. [last name
spelled with C and K]
An engagement is announced. It is that of Darwin James MESEROLE to Miss
Katharine L. MALTBY. Mr. MESEROLE is the son of General and Mrs. J.V.
MESEROLE of Washington avenue and once of Greenpoint, and is a prominent
mission worker in the industrial department of the Brooklyn City Mission.
This turned his attention to several nice points of law, and he is
determined to make it a study, and after one year of preparation he passed
examinations on five years' preliminary work. The close application to
study, together with his mission work, so determined his health that it will
be necessary for him to rest and travel, after which his complete recovery
is assured. Miss MALTBY is of the Connecticut family of that name is a
graduate of Vassar, and the founder of the Civitas Club. She is also
prominent in educational circles, and has a boarding school at 160 Joralemon street.
John NOLL of 216 Driggs avenue was suddenly seized with paralysis of the arm
while working in Abendroth & Root's establishments on Thursday morning. The
ambulance surgeon was called and he was taken home.
The Rev. Mr. MACMILLAN of Trinity Methodist Episcopal Church will take his
vacation in August. He has hardly decided yet as to where he will go.
Mr. James S. BURROUGHS and wife are spending a few weeks at Cayuga, Seneca Lake.
Mrs. G. WEISHAR of No. 1 North Henry street has gone to Philadelphia, where
she is visiting her sister, who is the wife of Rev. C.F.C. SUCKOW, pastor of
the Fifth Reformed Church of that city.
The Rev. Dr. C.D.F. STEINFUHER and wife will go to Schenectady in the Mohawk
Valley and will spend the month of August with relatives.
Miss Ada BEEVERS who was run over while bicycle riding in Woodside on May
9th is ruined in health and appearance. She is a handsome young girl of
sixteen, but her face bears marks that will never leave her. She also
suffers from a trouble in her hip. Her father and mother were talking about
the matter on Wednesday afternoon. The conversation was incident to a
statement made that Thomas and Francis FURLONG who were with her at the time
of the accident, and were injured, have brought suit in the Municipal Court
before Justice McLAUGHLIN to recover $500 each for injuries received the
defendant being Frederick CARELL, of 240 West Sixty-eighth street Manhattan
whom the parents of Miss BEEVERS are also suing, Mr. CARELL, it would appear
ran into the bicycle party. It is stated, said Mr. BEEVERS that I am suing
Mr. CARELL for $20,000 damages. This is not so. I have brought a suit for
damages, but the amount is left to the jury to decide. The suit is brought
by my attorneys Foster & Foster, in the Supreme Court. The limit is $500 in
the Municiple court, but in the Supreme Court any amount may be asked, and
any amount may be given; but money, no matter how much, can ever make Ada
what she once was. The case will come up in the Supere Court probably in
October. We can never forget the nigh of the 9th of May. Ada went out
bicycle riding with a party and we worried because she did not come home.
She did not come until late and we were terribly frightened when she walked
in on us wearing a black veil over her face. She works in the rug factory
now, but she can't work steady and the foreman lays her off any time when
she feels sick. Miss Ray ROMER was in the party, but she was not hurt at
all. Mr. BEEVERS showed the remains of the bicycle on which Ada was riding.
Amore completely wrecked and smashed wheel it would be hard to imagine.
18 July 1898
Greenpoint Proud of Him.
Lad of Eighteen Who Has Gone to the Front to Fight.
Greenpoint is proud of its boys at the front. Among the first of those to
volunteer was Richard BOEHNCKE , of No. 214 Greene street. BOEHNCKE is just
eighteen years old and was occupying a good position when the call came for
volunteers and he answered. BOEHNCKE enlisted in the Ninth Regiment, New
York Volunteers and is a member of Company M. His parents and six younger
brothers are following his career with interest, sure that he will bring
honor to his family.
Mr. William REILLY of 77 Fifth street will spend ten days in White Oak
Shade, New Canaan, Conn.
Mrs. C.H. BATTERMAN, of Astoria is at Massapequa for a month.
Sheriff W.C. BAKER went to Venage, Sullivan County, on Saturday where his
family are spending the summer. The Sheriff will spend a month in the
mountains, coming down occasionally to look after the business of the
Miss May DAVITT is spending her vacation at the home of Miss Maggie LOUGHLIN
on Vernon avenue for the month of July and August. She has just returned
from the Catskill Mountains, where she has been spending two weeks with
Mrs. L.C.L. SMITH and Mrs. RMESEN will go to Brookville, L.I. this week for
a few days' stay. Engineer SMITH will spend his nights there, but will
continue to be at his office each day.
Mason O. SMEDLEY, who is employed in the office of the Deputy Collector of
Assessments and Arrears started on a vacation of two weeks this Monday. On
Tuesday he will go to Syracuse for a few days' stay. Mrs. SMEDLEY will
become a benedict before the close of his vacation.
Mr. Thomas J. CONNERTY chief clerk of the Third District Court at Far
Rockaway is acting a chief clerk of the Hunter's Point Court for two weeks
and Mr. Paton NOBLE, chief clerk of the Hunter's Point Court, is at Far
Rockaway for that period in place of Mr. CONNERTY.
21 July 1898
Mr. Henry S. CHITTICK of London, England, and Miss Margaret J. MEAD of 167
Eckford street were united in marriage on Wednesday evening at the parsonage
of the First Methodist Church by the pastor, the Rev. Dr. Lawrence.
GAULD - HARVEY
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occured at 64 Prospect street
Miss Lillie K. HARVEY was married to (Ed?)ward S. GAULD.
The bride is a daughter of Mr. C. Henry HARVEY
(couple more paragraphs that are a little dark and missing the left edge so
I won't attempt to transcribe - but if it's yours you may want to check out
the film. Mentions the decorations, dress, guests, etc.
BRODIE - FINLEY
A very pleasant wedding took place on Wednesday evening at the residence of
Mrs. Anne FINLEY, 127 Java street, when her daughter, Miss Elizabeth A.
FINLEY, and Mr. Ambrose A. BRODIE of Peekskill, N.Y. were united in the holy
bonds of matrimony by the Rev. Dr. Lawrence of the First Methodist Episcopal
Church. Miss Lillie HOLE was the bridesmaid AND Mr. Edwin W. MATTHEWS was
the best man. The wedding march was played from Lohengrin. Miss FINLEY has
been very prominent in the church work in the First Methodist Episcopal
Church and particularly in Sunday School and the Epworth League. She was
the recipient of many elegant gifts, among these a handsome silver set from
the Sunday School Board.
Among the guests at the wedding were:
SMITH, George W. and wife
RICHARDS, Frank J.
OWENS, John A.
WARNER, Sherman F.
HOLE, Miss Mary
LAWRENCE, Miss Rae R.
POWTER, Miss Jessie
HOLE, Lillie [misses]
DUNBAR, Inola [misses]
HARRIOTT, William and wife
PARKER, Misses Annie and Alice
COUCH, Mrs. William
HOLE, Mrs. William
HOLE, Mrs. Rosa
MAXWELL, Mrs. Mary
COMPTON, Miss Millie
BODE, Miss Carrie
FULLER, Miss Daisy
CLARKE, S. and wife
CLARK, Miss Millie
WARES, Mr. and Mrs. and son
HAYS, Charles A. and wife
BRYERS, Miss Lillie
DAVIDSON, Robert W.
JOINER, Miss Jennie
DAVIDSON, Miss Lena
HOLE, Mrs. William
BOLSTRIDGE, Miss Florence
LAWRENCE, Rev. Dr. and wife
HUTCHINGS, Burton S.
WOODRUFF, Miss Jessie
WEISS, Prof. Jake
PIDGEON, Miss Lizzie
BLISS, J., wife and son
KENNEDY, Charles, Mrs.
ARMSTRONG, Miss Mary
BOLSTRIDGE, Miss Frances
PEEL, Miss Hattie
ANGELL, Miss Mabel
Mr. and Mrs. BRODIE left for Peekskill after the reception. Another
reception was held at the residence of Mr. BRODIE in Peekskill on Thursday
evening. Mr. and Mrs. BRODIE will reside in that place.
23 July 1898
Shaft Penetrated Shoulder.
Harry LABEDELL of Greenpoint Was Injured on Jackson Avenue.
Harry LABEDELL, of the Greenpoint Y.M.C.A. who is superintending the
building of the new sanitarium on Jackson avenue, Corona, was one the of
persons entered in the road race of the Y.M.C.A. at Bayside today.
On Thursday evening LABEDELL was out on Jackson avenue riding when suddenly
a carriage which contained two men and two ladies, coming in an opposite
The man who was driving saw that an accident was inevitable and endeavored
to stop his horse but he was too late and the shaft of the carriage
penetrated the young man's breast just below the left clavicle, striking the
scapula, causing the young man to fall under the horse's hoofs. He was
removed to the hospital.
Kicked By a Horse.
Joseph KESSLER, twenty-three years of age, who lives in Dupont street,
Greenpoint, was kicked in the back by a horse about 1 o'clock last Friday
morning on the Long Island Railroad dock at the foot of Third street. He
was at work for an iceman at the time. The ambulance took him to St. John's
Hospital and he was attended by Dr. HALL.
Greenpointers at the Front.
Interesting News as to Two of Them Now in Santiago.
Among those who went to the front at the outbreak of the war was Albert H.
WASHBURN of 122 Noble street. He went out as a corporal of Company I,
Seventy-first Regiment, and had been in the employ of the firm of Belding &
Co., 455 Broadway. Mrs. WASHBURN, the mother of the young soldier was seen
at her residence on Friday afternoon, and showed a postal card written by
her son which read as follows:
Santiago, Cuba, July 3d.
Dear Mother: - The battle is still going on. I have been detailed to the
ambulance corps and am safe and well. Will write soon. Your loving son,Allie.
An intimate friend of Corporal WASHBURN was Frank BOOTH of Jersey City
Heights. They were employed in the same business house in New York, and
they were both members of Company I, Seventy-first Regiment. Frank BOOTH
was killed at the battle of San Juan Hill. On Thursday Mrs. WASHBURN went
to Jersey City Heights where she saw the mother of BOOTH, who is a widow and
Frank was her only son, and as Mrs. WASHBURN says, he lived for his mother.
Mrs. BOOTH is almost distracted. He was a fine promising young man. On the
mantel piece of the parlor are cabinet photographs of the two young men in
the uniforms of their regiment; both bright, promising, American youths, and
on of them gone. However, Mrs. WASHBURN hopes that the worst is now over.
She is anxious day and night now for peace. She expects another letter daily.
Another Greenpointer with Company I, of the Seventy-first, is Private P.J.
ALLEN of 125 Calyer street. Two letters have been received from him
recently, on dated June 28th and the other July 4th. In the letter of June
28th he speaks of the daring of the Rough Riders, in making an assault on
the first landing, before orders were given by their officers, and before
Cuban guides could show them where to go. It was in this ill-starred charge
that Young Hamilton FISH was killed. The letter of July 4th tells of the
charge of San Juan hill in which he took part. They found the Cubans
half-starved. Babies of four years did not weigh five pounds. These babies
drank cocoanut milk, and parents ground up the cocoa and made a sort of
coffee, to call it such; at any rate a drink. Cubans especially women, fell
on their knees and prayed before American soldiers welcoming them as
deliverers. Spanish sharp shooters, hidden in the branches of trees, shot
at the ambulance corps and the wounded as the latter were borne from the
field of battle. Mr. ALLEN writes that he is now in the woods back of
Santiago; weather not so hot as it is up in New York in midsummer; good
cook, spring water from mountain streams, no yellow fever where he is. Mr.
ALLEN was a pressman for DEVINEY in New York before he went to the war. He
is also very young. He went out as a drummer and was soon made a bugler.
His father, John A. ALLEN, was a veteran of the late war; he died two years
ago; he was for a long time in charge of the Calyer street armory and went
out in the last war, at first as a drummer.
Louis CORWITH of 593 Lorimer street is at Babylon.
O. HAZELWOOD of 549 Lorimer street is at Ocean Grove.
Mrs. James CAFFREY of 178 Greenpoint avenue is in the Catskills.
Mr. and Mrs. LAWRENCE are at their cottage at Long Branch, N.J.
Oscar BARCK of 111 Java street went to Lake George a few days ago.
W.H. McCORMICK of 138 Nassau avenue is summering at Ballston Spa.
H.L. MORNINGER and family are enjoying themselves out on Long Island.
Roundsman HALLORAN of the Sixty-first Precinct is back from his vacation.
Mr. and Mrs. J.B. POTTS of 214 Eckford street are now at Rockville Center.
Miss Mary O'NEILL of 144 Oakland street is enjoying herself at Schroon Lake.
Miss Nellie L. BALDWIN of Boston is visiting Mrs. C.P. MURRAY of India street.
William H. MESEROLE returned a few days ago from a sojourn at Ocean Grove.
Roundsman DALEY of the Sixty-first Precinct is enjoying himself at Rockaway.
C.A. MILLER of 132 Kent street is at Lanoka, Ocean County, New Jersey, for a season.
Mrs. Albert SEAMAN and Miss BERTIE of 658 Leonard street are about to go to
Mrs. LOWRIE of 104 Eckford street left for Highland Mills, Orange County,
early in the week.
Miss Bella FORD of 720 Manhattan avenue is spending a portion of the season
at Oakland, N.J.
Counselor John M. WARD of 94 Nassau avenue has returned from a brief trip to
Mrs. J. POPE and children of 138 Calyer street have gone to Poughkeepsie for
a months' vacation.
Miss Annie GRINNELL of 569 Lorimer street is located for a portion of the
summer at Lowell, Mass.
The Rev. A.B. MacLAURIN will fill the pulpit of Hope Chapel, Manhattan
Borough during August.
Miss Audrey NICKLIN of 599 Lorimer street has gone to Wilton, Maine, to
visit her sister, Mrs. Lincoln BARLOW.
Miss May DODGE of Franklin street is visiting her aunt at Newark, N.J. where
she expects to spend her vacation.
Mrs. Henry KNOCK and her two daughters of 42 Broeme street will spend the
remainder of the summer at Freeport.
Principal SPRAGUE of Public School No. 34, Norman avenue, is spending the
summer at Naples, N.Y. with his family.
The wife of Officer William O'BRIEN is sojourning at Lake Delaware, Delaware
County, and she has the baby with her.
The Rev. Dr. KIDDER of the Tabernacle Methodist Episcopal Church will spend
the month of August with his family in Maine.
Officers Samuel ROBINSON, John, CONLON, and John FARMER of the Sixty-first
Precinct went away on their vacation on Tuesday.
Mrs. Edward LOFTUS and daughter are at Lake Delaware, Delaware County.
Officer LOFTUS will take his vacation there later on.
Mr. J. KELM and wife of 166 Meserole avenue have returned home from a two
weeks' vacation at Laceyville and Wilkesbarre, Pa.
Miss Mae FULLER of Nassau avenue will leave the city on Monday for the
Orange Mountains, where she will remain for a few weeks.
Deaconess FOSTER delivered a very able and interesting address before the
W.C.T.U. at 785 Manhattan avenue on Sunday afternoon.
Dr. F.T. VAN WOERT and family departed for Rowayton, Conn., yesterday. They
expect a pleasant summer's sojourn a in the Nutmeg State.
Officers Patrick CUSICK and W.F. BURKE of the Sixty-first Precinct are back
from their annual vacation. Officer BURKE was at Liberty, Sullivan County.
Mr. and Mrs. M. Remington HAINES have returned home after having spend a
most delightful visit in Philadelphia and the southern part of New Jersey.
Miss "Rettie" CHESHIRE departed for Belmar on Wednesday afternoon to be the
guest of her uncle, Mr. William YOUNG, a former well known resident of Greenpoint.
Mr. E.A. WALKER, the president of the Seventeenth Ward Bank, has gone to
Niagra Falls to attend the annual convention of bank presidents of New York State.
Rev. F.W. GUNN, S.J., of Philadelphia, was the guest of his sister, Mrs.
Mary MORGAN, 1044 Manhattan avenue during the week. He has gone to Maine
to give a retreat.
Private FENETY of Company F, Forty-seventh Regiment, came to town from Fort
Adams, near Newport, R.I. on Monday and returned to duty on Wednesday night.
The Rev. A.S. GUMBART of Boston, Mass, formerly of the Noble Street Baptist
Church, occupied the pulpit of the leading Baptist Church of Buffalo last Sunday.
Mr. W.H. WEBSTER, the cashier of the Seventeenth Ward Bank has returned to
his duties after a two weeks' sojourn in the country. He is greatly
improved by the rest.
Mr. and Mrs. Adrian MESEROLE of Lorimer street left on Wednesday for a
sojourn in the Catskills. They are located at the Grant House and will
remain there until September.
Mr. J.W. OAKLEY, the well known manufacturer of washing machines, is
enjoying a protracted visit at this summer house at Babylon. He is in good
health and spirits for one of his years.
William QUICK of Engine Company No. 15, who has recently returned from his
vacation was fishing in three different States while he was away. He did
not fish in all at once, but went from one to another.
The family of Mr. IRELANDBERGH of 209 Monitor street are away for the
summer. Mrs. IRELANDBERGH sailed on Wednesday for Europe on a steamer of
the North German Lloyd line. Others of the family are at Goshen, N.Y.
Arthur OLMSTEAD and James HICKEY, supernumeraries of Station G. Post Office,
Greenpoint, left on Monday with the One Hundred and Second Regiment for Camp
Black. Their places in the post office will be ready for them when they return.
Miss Eva DODGE of Franklin street, a teacher in Public School No. 72, is at
the State Summer Institute, Greenport, where she will remain until July
29th. She will then visit her uncle, Rev. James O. DODGE, of Norwich,
Conn., where she will finish her vacation.
The Rev. E.P. HAINER, D.D. of New York, will deliver a lecture to the
Knights of Pythias in the Union Avenue Baptist Church on Sunday, August
14th. Mr. HAINER is a former pastor of the Christian Church of the Evangel
and will be in Greenpoint to preach for the Rev. Mr. MacLAURIN while the
latter is away on his vacation.
Mrs. E.J. MURRAY, Masters Harry and Bert MURRAY, and Miss May MURRAY of 166
Norman avenue; Mrs. Thomas M. McNULTY, Masters Joseph and Raymond McNULTY of
221 Nassau avenue; Mrs. Charles C. MEIGH and Master James MEIGH and Miss
Florence MEIGH of 217 Nassau avenue, are all summering in Elwood, L.I.
Mr. E.H. HAZELWOOD, the real estate and insurance broker of Manhattan
avenue, has returned from Boston, Mass., whither he went to transact some
business in connection with an estate of which he is the executor. It was
his first visit to the "Hub" and he utilized the opportunity of seeing he
sights in and contiguous thereto.
The front of the Brooklyn Heights Railroad depot on Manhattan avenue is
draped with mourning in memory of the late William H. BLOOD, general
superintendent of the road. Long sweeps of black and white fall from the
roof top to windows below, and are caught there, the effect being handsome.
In the center of the mourning is a white placard on which are the words in
black, "We Mourn Our Loss."
Counselor William A. CLOUTIER, counsel for the Deputy Excise Collector of
Brooklyn has returned from his wedding tour, which was pleasantly passed
among the Adirondacks. Mr. and Mrs. CLOUTIER will remain at Bath Beach for
the summer, thereby enabling the former to attend to his legal engagements
in Greenpoint. It is expected that they will go to housekeeping in
Greenpoint next fall.
Mr. William L. RUSSELL, the well known undertaker, accompanied by his wife
an little daughter, Laura, departed on the 13th of July to a trip around
Long Island behind a spirited team. One week was very pleasantly occupied
in the drive. Stops were made at Freeport, Roslyn, Huntington, Cold Spring,
Bellport, Patchogue. There is not a more delightful way in the world to
utilize one week's time, and they who take the drive are anxious to go over
the route again.
Mr. William PENNEY of Freeman street, stated on Monday that he expected a
letter every day from his wife who sailed in February last for the Klondyke
in the ship Agate. When Mrs. PENNY was last heard from she was at
Montevideo. It takes as long, says Mr. PENNY to go from Montevideo to San
Francisco as it takes to go from New York to Montevideo. The Agate was held
for a time at Montevideo by the American consul on account of the imminence
(as it was feared) of Spanish cruisers. There is no "imminence" of Spanish
cruisers now. Time brings about remarkable changes.
Mrs. Ludwig SCHMIDT and her two sons, Adolph and Emil, of 31 Borden avenue,
will leave today for Spring Valley, N.J. where they will spend their summer vacation.
On The Cincinnati.
Joseph J. WATERS, who was in Long Island City a few days ago on leave of
absence for the United States cruiser Cincinnati, has written his friend
James RYAN, of 140 Fifth street an account of the movements of the
Cincinnati since he returned to her. The letter was written on July 18th on
which day the ship was coaling at Key West.
[part of letter]
Long Island City is well represented aboard the ships, and the people of
Long Island City may be prod to possess such gallant fighters as she does.
The people may be assured of the safe return of the heroes, and fathers,
mothers, sisters and brothers, and sweethearts also, may rejoice when their
boys return after the war.
I will give a list of the boys who are fighting and defending the Stars and
Stripes and public honor and glory.
WATERS, Joseph John, 11 Borden avenue, apprentice gunner, first class,U.S.S. Cincinnati.
RITCHLING, Henry, Steinway, quartermaster, first class, U.S.S. Cincinnati.
HARFORD, Christopher, Vernon avenue, ship's cook, first class, U.S.S.Helena.
RANFTLE, Florence, Jackson avenue, landsman, U.S.S. Indiana
SAXTON, Robert, Vernon avenue, apprentice gunner, second class, U.S.S.Helena.
CASEY, Thomas, Jackson avenue, seaman, U.S.S. Cincinnati.
I will give you a full account of the bombardment of Porto Rico, and close
by sending you and the family best regards and wishes. I remain your true
friend. Joseph John WATERS.
On Thursday evening at the residence of the bride's parents, 752 Marcy
avenue, Brooklyn, Miss Grace Roberts BANT was married to Charles Gibbs
STEWART, the ceremony being performed by the Rev. Charles EDWARDS. The maid
of honor was Miss Carrie PURDY and the best man was Mr. Robert PHILLIPS.
The bride was handsomely attired in white silk and carried a boquet of
roses, while the maid of honor was gowned in white organdie over green silk
and carried a bunch of sweet peas. After the congratulations were over the
happy couple departed for the Adirondacks where they will spend their
honeymoon. Both Mr. and Mrs. STEWART are well known in Greenpoint and they
have the best wishes of their numerous friends.
STETSON - LAUFFLIN
Alderman Hector McNEALE of Greenpoint performed his first marriage ceremony
on Tuesday afternoon in the Brooklyn Borough Hall. The groom was a private
in the Volunteer Engineer Corps stationed at Camp Townsend and he took the
marriage vows in full uniform. He gave his name as Thomas STETSON, twenty
nine years old, his residence being 216 Halsey street. His occupation is
that of electrical engineer. The bride was Margaret LAUFFLIN, twenty-one
years old, of 13 Chauncey street.
WALSH - KIERNS
Mr. and Mrs. Richard S. WALSH of 129 Eagle street are now on their wedding
tour. It is the vacation time of Mr WALSH and he and Mrs. WALSH are in the
Catskills. They were married on Monday by the Rev. Father O'HARE. Mrs.
WALSH was formerly Miss KIERNS and she is sister of Fireman KIERNS.
25 July 1898
Escaped With Their Lives.
A Sunday Morning Fire on Greenpoint Avenue The Cause Unknown.
A little before 4 o'clock Sunday morning fire broke out in the grocery store
of Mrs. Sarah MIDDLEKAMP, at 219 Greenpoint avenue. Mrs. MIDDLEKAMP, with
her children, occupied apartments off the store, and was the first to be
awakened by the smoke. She aroused her children and they escaped from the
building. All the tenants of the upper floors were aroused and got out
without accident. The flames spread to the apartments of Mrs. Mary
McCAFFRY, on the second floor, where they were checked by the firemen. The
loss is estimated at $1,000, and the origin of the fire is unknown.
Judge MANLEY's Condition.
Judge MANLEY's condition since the operation has continued favorable and
such as to give strong hopes of his recovery. He is not yet out of danger,
but so far everything points to his ultimate recovery.
Hit With a Club.
William JANDRY, thirty-five years of age, of 72 Fourth street, was hit on
the head with a club Saturday evening and received an ugly wound which was
dressed at St. John's Hospital.
The many friends of Conductor Edward MALONE of the New York and Queens
County Railway will be surprised to hear he has become a benedict.
Mrs. R.J. McMAHON of Dutch Kills and Miss Mildred BURKE of 133 Third street
went to Meadow Brook, near Cornwall, Saturday for a month's stay.
Mrs. George A. McDONNELL has gone to Lake Ariel, Pa., to spend several weeks.
Mrs. KENNEDY and Miss Nelly KENNEDY of 89 Sixth street have gone to
Southampton to remain until September. Thomas F. KENNEDY went to
Southampton to spend Sunday.
J.A. DONALD went to Long Branch on Friday for a short outing.
Crazy Policeman-Sad Fate of Officer LOFTUS, Well Known in Greenpoint.
Everybody will be sorry to hear that Policeman Edward LOFTUS, of Greenpoint,
has gone insane. He lived with his wife and family at 159 India street.
He was appointed on the force on January 9th, 1890, and was assigned to duty
in Greenpoint. Not long ago he was transferred to the Bedford avenue station.
On Saturday he was found at Greenpoint and Manhattan avenues, opposite the
police station, surrounded by a large crowd. He was singing the latest
songs, and passing his hat around for pennies. The crowd attracted
Policeman VANCE and Roundsman MALLEY, who took LOFTUS into custody. He was
in citizen's clothes and was not recognized as a member of the force until
he was arraigned before Sergeant MONTAGUE, charged with disorderly conduct.
His actions caused the sergeant to think the man insane, and Police Surgeon
Charles TERRY, who was summoned, examined LOFTUS, and decided that he was
mentally unbalanced. LOFTUS was detained at the station for the night, and
on Sunday was taken to the Flatbush Hospital, where a more thorough
examination will be made as to his condition.
It is said he had been acting strangely of late, and on Thursday night
handed his keys and shield to the sergeant at the desk in the precinct to
which he belongs, declaring that he was going to resign, as he had fallen
heir to $1,000,000. He was not seen again by any of his friends until
Saturday night. The police have learned that the demented officer had been
going among the residents of Long Island City soliciting money, which he
said was for a widows' and orphans' fund for the families of the men of the
Seventy-first Regiment who were killed at Santiago. How much money he
obtained in this way is not known.
It is stated at the Sixty-first Precinct that Officer LOFTUS was a well man
up to the time of the recent parade of the city police, about June 1st. He
marched in the parade from the Battery to Fifteenth street, thence back to
Fourteenth street, where the parade was dismissed. The day was a hot one
and the sun shone with uninterrupted brilliancy. On returning home to India
street, Officer LOFTUS felt very tired. He could not eat anything and was
unable to sleep that night. His head bothered him. He was never the same
man after that day, and in the opinion of his family, over-exertion at that
time was the cause of the loss of mind. A number of officers dropped in
that parade and were carried away in the ambulance. He is a brother of
Father LOFTUS of the Roman Catholic Church at Fort Hamilton.
27 July 1898
Mrs. E.A. LOUGHLIN of Nott avenue, head of department in the Steinway Annex
school, and Miss Ella M. LOUGHLIN of Fourth street, teacher in Manhattan
Borough schools, are in attendance at the Champlain Summer School at
Plattsburg. They are enjoying themselves greatly and are getting
ready for the fall and winter's work.
David MAHONEY of Chicago is visiting his parents at 242 Crescent, Dutch Kills.
Miss Mary MAHONEY of Dutch Kills has gone to Far Rockaway to spend her vacation.
29 July 1898
Mr. Mason O. SMEDLEY, a clerk in the Department of Arrears and Assessments,
and Miss Josephine SHELSKY, of 66 Henry street, were married Wednesday
evening at the parochial residence of St. Patrick's Church. Father McGRONEN
officiated. After the ceremony the contracting parties held a reception at
65 Henry street, where they received the congratulations of a large number
of their friends. They were at the recipients of many presents, including a
handsome silver set from Mr. SMEDLEY's associates in the office of the
Deputy Collector of Assessments and Arrears. Late in the evening the happy
couple took leave of their friends and started on a short wedding trip to
Lakewood, N.J. On their return they will reside on Jane street.
30 July 1898
Mr. and Mrs. Theodore A. POWELL Give an Enjoyable Reception.
Twenty-five years ago last night Mr. and Mrs. Theodore A. POWELL were
married at 23 Conselyea street and the silver anniversary of that happy
event was celebrated last evening at their residence, 211 Monitor street,
with a very enjoyable reception. Despite the torrid weather there was a
large attendance of guests and the collection of presents was one that
attracted general admiration. There were many gifts of solid silver and
several baskets of choice exotics.
There was vocal and instrumental music and a fine collation. Mr. and Mrs.
POWELL were generously congratulated and the sentiment expressed by all was
that they might live to celebrate many recurring anniversaries of their
wedding. It was a late hour when the company departed for their homes. The
affair was a very enjoyable one throughout.
Among the invited guests were
POWELL, Mrs. E.A.
POWELL, Miss S.A.
POWELL, Miss Ann
HELLEN, Miss Martha
HELLEN, Miss Cora S.
HELLEN, Miss May E.
HELLEN, Mrs. George N.
CURTIS, N. and wife
HELLEN, Henry M. and wife
HELLEN, Mrs. Ella
HELLEN, Mrs. Sarah
VAN BENSCHOTEN, Emma J.
DEAN, Frank and wife
ROWE, J.E., and wife of Newark, N.J.
ROWE, C.T.B. of the Naval Reserves
ROWE, Jr., J. Ed and wife
ROWE, George H. and wife
BRADY, J.H. and wife
BUTLER, George and wife
BUTLER, Charles and wife
WEEKS, James E. and wife
LEONARD, Mr. and Mrs. and family
CRONK, J.N. and wife
CRONK, Miss IDA
POWELL, W.H. and wife
POWELL, W.A. and wife
POWELL, Charles and wife
GOODWIN, George and wife
POWELL, S.E. and wife
POWELL, W.E. and wife
POWELL, Mrs. Medora D.
POWELL, Miss Julia A.
APPLEGATE, H.M. and wife
VALENTINE, Mrs. Charlotte
BEDELL, Mrs. Mary J.
SHELIAS, Mrs. Louisa
MURPHY, J.E. and wife
JOHNS, George W. and wife
QUIMBY, D.W. and wife
ANDREWS, Miss Maud
ANDREWS, Miss Mabel
VON KOVAN, Miss Freda
POWELL, Miss Clara A.
POWELL, Miss Edith
POWELL, Jr., Theodore A.
MATHER, Mr. T.
KITCHIN, Miss and brother
HAWXHURST, O. and wife
HAWXHURST, Mr. and wife
MOJER, Mrs. Louisa
CLARK, E.J. and wife
BECKWITH, Mr. and wife
QUEEN, James and wife
BECK, H.C. and wife
BONNER, J.P. and wife
HOLT, E. and wife
MARTIN, H. and wife
APPLEMAN, Mr. and wife
HUSTED, C. and wife
SHELIAS, George and wife
SANDBLOOM, A., and wife
McCONNELL, Mrs. Margaret
WASHBURN, Mr. and wife
FINDLAY, A., and wife
MERTON, Charles Sanford and wife
GILMOUR, Mrs. M.
GILMOUR, Miss Marion
WAHLEN, Miss Hattie
POWELL, Percy O.
Knocked Her Down.
William JOHNSON, of 215 Kingsland avenue, Henry HARJES of 170 Franklin
street, and James McCAFFREY, of 277 Norman avenue, all of Greenpoint, were
arraigned in Ewen Street Police Court on Wednesday morning, all charged with
assault by Carrie WEYMAN of 145 Withers street. The party had just returned
from a picnic. The prisoners pleaded not guilty, but were each held in
$1,000 bail to answer before the grand jury.
John LYNCH, of 94 Meeker avenue fell and dislocated his ankle on Wednesday
evening at Meserole avenue and Oakland street. He was attended by an
ambulance surgeon of the Eastern District Hospital and then left for home.
Herman BUCKHOLZ of 17 Diamond street is laid up at home with severe injuries
received while at work in Simon BECK's blacksmith shop, 154 Nassau avenue.
He slipped while at work and fell against a wagon, receiving severe cuts on
Patrolman INSTONE, formerly of the Sixty-first Precinct and more recently of
the Fulton street squad of giants detailed to help the ladies across the
street, has now been transferred to the Fifty-fourth Precinct (old
Fourteenth) at Ralph avenue and Quincy street. Chief DEVERY disbanded the
giant squad for some reason. It was a creation of Chief McCULLAGH.
Dennis DONOVAN, 239 Plymouth street; Louis PETERSEN, 23 Rush street; and
Frank McMAHON of 25 Rush street were arrested on Wednesday night and locked
up in the Sixty-first Precinct station house on a charge of obtaining money
under false pretenses of Frank KATTENBORN of 258 Driggs avenue. The men
were afterward held for examination in Manhattan Avenue Police Court.
At 8 p.m. on Thursday Charles DUNN of 292 Nassau avenue was overcome with
heat exhaustion at the corner of Nassau avenue and Monitor street. An
ambulance surgeon was summoned and he was removed home. DUNN was in the
employ of the Kings County Oil Works. Dr. McCAFFREY of the Eastern District
Hospital, who attended him, says there was no truth in the rumor that he
swallowed carbolic acid with suicidal intent.
All of Them Away.
If the STAR should tell of all the people of Greenpoint who are now away,
near the whole of the first page would be filled. Only passing mention can
therefore be made of a number from week to week. Among the latest
departures may be named:
Mrs. PENN, 9 Clifford Place, Long Island.
Mrs. QUICK, 77 Oakland street, Catskills.
Mrs. C. McKAY of 150 Calyer street, Boston.
Miss KEPPLE, 111 Milton street, Catskills.
Mrs. WILSON, 577 Lorimer street, Catskills.
Miss SMALER, 217 Monitor street, Providence.
Mrs. DILLON, 98 Milton street, Asbury Park.
Frank LEE and family, Rockaway Beach.
Mrs. SMITH of 156 Calyer street, New Bedford.
A.S. CAMERON, 143 Oakland street, back from Liberty.
Mrs. ANDERSON of 80 Norman avenue, Ocean Grove.
Louis RUSSELL 71 Guernsey street, Cold Spring Harbor.
Mr. CONKLIN and family 118 Nassau avenue, Orient Point.
Mr. J. Drein ABRAMS will spend two weeks at East Rockaway.
Mrs. H. MORLOCK and children, 911 Manhattan avenue, Danbury.
Miss Bessie PARKHILL, 200 Kent street, at Prince's Bay, New York.
H.E. WILLIAMS, 147 Milton street, back from Delaware Water Gap.
James KENNEDY of Truck No. 6 returns from his vacation tomorrow.
S. LIFSKEY, delegate to the Photographers' Convention at Jamestown.
Fireman WALSH, No. 15 Engine, back from wedding trip at Cairo in the Catskills.
E.J. SUTPHIN and family of 68 1/2 Norman avenue are summering at Millerton,N.Y.
Mrs. C.A. MILLER, 128 Kent street, attending the Universalist reunion at
Good Luck, New Jersey.
George SCHUTTLER, gone to Camp Black as a member of Company E, Two Hundred
and Second Regiment.
Mme. SINGER, the well-known fashionable milliner is expected home from
Nebraska in a day or two.
Mr. and Mrs. George Arthur SCHAEFER and son have departed for Westfield,
N.J. for a short vacation.
Mrs. F.A. HEINLEIN of 268 Eckford street has departed with her wheel for a
trip through Long Island.
Miss Celia CALLANAN of 58 Newell street left last week for Cold Spring on
the Hudson where she will remain until September.
The friends of Henry A. Lobdell of 125 Oak street will be glad to read that
he is recovering from his injuries at St. John's Hospital, Long Island City.
Miss Louise NUPPENAU and sister, Mrs. William LAWSON and baby of 92 Oakland
street, havegone to Sullivan County to spend their summer vacation.
Miss Sadie SHORT of Eckford street has spend the month of July very
pleasantly at Ocean Grove. Mrs. SHORT will return home from Long Branch
The Rev. John J. ARNAUD, pastor of the Orchard Primitive Methodist Church,
has returned from Maple Lawn, Catskill Mountains, where he passed his
Mr. and Mrs. G.H. GATES and daughter of 18 Oakland street will depart for
Detroit tomorrow where they will visit their son. They will also visit St.
Clair and Niagra.
Mr. Garrett M. HORTON, an old resident of the Seventeenth Ward, has
purchased a residence at Freeport, through Messrs. Jones & Littell, and will
remove next week.
Ex-Judge Chauncey PERRY and Miss E. H. PERRY are at New Ipswich, New
Hampshire. It is amid the scenes of his child- [rest missing].
A Review of the Social and Religious Happenings of Our Neighbor.
D.J. McKELVERY is taking his vacation of two weeks, but is spending his time
in Woodside. He will go back to work on Monday.
Louis WINTER, who has been two weeks with his brother, Rev. A.H. WINTER, the
pastor of Christ Church, will return to Chicago today.
Mr. KNUNKE of Astoria, a theological student, conducted the morning service
last Sunday at Christ Church. He has two years more in the seminary before
he will complete his course. This was his first sermon.
Henry J. BORGES is having some extensive changes made in the Royal Ball
house on Riker avenue, which he recently purchased. An addition is being
erected which will contain a kitchen and a dining room and all modern
improvements will be introduced. George GREEN is the contractor. Mr.
BORGES does not expect to move into his new house before the middle or
latter part of September.
Spence M. JOHNSTONE, who went out to Camp Black with several other members
of the Seventeenth Separate Company, who volunteered and are now members of
the Two Hundred and Third Regiment, has been promoted to corporal. He
writes that the Two Hundred and Third is composed of a fine class of men.
Among the privates in the ranks are a Cornell professor, two professors from
Hamilton College and others from elsewhere. There are also a number of
college men in the ranks.
Mrs. Hans PEDERSEN has received a telegram from her husband announcing that
he expected to reach home on Saturday. Mr. PEDERSEN is one of the Woodside
Klondykers. He and Henry DOBBERT started for the Alaskan gold fields last
August. Several months ago as they were unable to agree as to the best
course they separated, each going their own way. Whether Mr. PEDERSEN
reached the Klondyke is not known. Prior to his telegram nothing had been
heard from him for a long time. Dr. DOBBERT's family have heard nothing
from him for several months.
A.S. BURNS began work on Wednesday on his new greenhouse on the opposite
side of Fourth street from his residence. The house will be seventy feet
long and twenty five feet wide. Mr. BURNS has nearly all the materials
required for its construction and will do the work himself in place of
having it done by contract. If it was not for his sago palms he says he
would not erect the house. He has a fine lot of these plants and cannot
dispose of them to good advantage at this season. Mr. VON ASCHE, who has
leased Mr. BURNS' houses from September 1st, has some of the houses planted
already, and is preparing others.
Edward SCHELL of Ely avenue is at Delaware Water Gap for August.
Walter G. SCOTT will leave on August 5th for the Morley House, Delaware Water Gap.
The Rev. Dr. STEINFUHRER and wife are at Schnectady for August.They will visit relatives.
Mrs. Halsey WHITNEY of Grand avenue, who has been very ill, is now very much improved.
John MESSENGER of Remsen street will spend the month of August at the
Delaware Water Gap.
James R. RODMAN, chief of the Bureau of Elections will take a vacation of
about two weeks with his family in August.
The Rev. Mr. MACMILLAN of Trinity Methodist Episcopal Church will leave for
Sullivan County with his family in August.
Hon. Henry C. JOHNSON returned on Tuesday from a trip up the State which
embraced Albany, Sheldrake, Cayuga Lake, etc.
W.H. HAYES, janitor of the Fourth Ward School [No. 5] has bought a farm at
Catskill. It comprises one hundred acres. Mr. HAYES' daughter, who is
married, will reside there with her husband.
Drury STANFORD has gone to Lake George. The SANFORD family have a mansion
there on an island which has been named Ravenswood. Mrs. TAYLOR, a sister
of the ex-Mayor's wife, and a party of seven will go there later on.
William H. HAYES has sold to William MASKIELL a lot on Lockwood street near
Grand avenue. Price $600. Mr. MASKIELL needs more room.
Jacob STERN's Sons.
An Enjoyable Trolley Ride by Their Employes on Tuesday Evening.
The employes of Jacob STERN's Sons, proprietors of the great dry goods house
situated on the corner of Manhattan and Meserole avenues, in the Masonic
Temple building, Greenpoint, gave an illuminated trolley ride with two cars
on Tuesday evening. The party left at 8 p.m. The band was under the
direction of Prof. Blue, and the preliminary ride about Greenpoint before
starting for the destination Ulmer Park was one of grand ovation.
ŠIt was certainly a gratification for Mr. and Mrs. Jacob STERN to receive so
warm and loyal a greeting from the employes of the establishment
Š.Arriving at Ulmer Park the band led the way to the pavilion, playing
inspiring airs and the employees and friends, including Louis, Edward and
Morris STERN, to the number of about 150, marched in and soon had possession
of the place and enjoyed themselves hugely.
Š..Among those noticeable among the prominent guests besides those already
names were J. STERN, B. BENJAMIN and wife, W. DAVIS, S. OBERSON, L.H.
LIFSHEY, I. HAMMERSLAGG and Ben RAPAHEL.
The great event of the evening in the way of mirth and amusement was the
grand cake walk. In this all entered with heartiness. It took place at 1
a.m. and twenty couples took part. The judge was Mr. L. STERN. Referees
William DAVIS and John SHERWOOD.
Š..there were three couples selected to compete for the cake in down in
Alabama or Old Virginia style
Mr. STURGER and Miss Katie KAHN.
Mr. THOMASSEN and Miss OETJEN.
Mr. J. HAHN and Mr. G. BOGART [ruled out because they were both men]
It was decided that the cake should be divided between the two remaining
Mr. STURGER refused to take half so it was presented to Mr. THOMASSEN and
The cake walk was, as stated, the mirth-provoking event of the evening.
There were toilets ravishingly beautiful and worn as they were with the most
charming grace they just brought down the house. Storms of applause greeted
the appearance of Mr. Jesse STERN. Why he did not take the cake was a
mystery. Probably because he has plenty of it at home. On his arm was Miss
All present were the guests of the firm and lunch and beverages left nothing
to be desired on that score.
Everybody was back in Greenpoint by 4 a.m. delighted with the evening's
Those who enjoyed the ride were:
BENJAMIN, Mr. and wife
WORTMAN, Miss E.
AHEARN, Miss M.
WALD, George, Jr.
TERRY, Miss G.
GOLDSMITH, Miss E.
BARNICA, Miss M.
ROWAN, Miss N.
LAVERTY, Miss R.
MEYER, Miss B.
HECHT, Miss S.
MILLS, Miss T.
DALTON, Miss V.
AHEARN, Miss K.
MURRAY, Miss M.
JUDGE, Miss J.
COLLARD, Miss N.
WORTH, Miss M.
GOLDSMITH, Miss M.
The officers were
SALZER, H., president
ESTERHAUSER, Miss, vice president
LAFFERTY, Miss Rose, financial secretary
RONAN, Miss Nellie, treasurer
MEYER, Mr. E., sergeant at arms
Committee of Arrangements
SALZER, H., chairman
MEYER, Mr. E.
CALLARD, Miss N.
FISHER, Miss Ida
1 August 1898
Too Many Cans.
Anthony NOVOTNY, who keeps a saloon on Jane street, Dutch Kills, was
arrested on Sunday night at 10:30 o'clock by Detective KELLY and Officer MC
GILL. NOVOTNY put up a clever game to baffle the police, but not as wily as
the police in the end. Adjoining the saloon is a butcher shop and NOVOTNY
ran a pipe from his saloon into the rear of the butcher shop and served out
the "golden rod" in cans to anyone who would come along. The two officers,
seeing so many cans coming out of a meat market, had their suspicions
aroused and determined to investigate. Detective KELLY watched his chance
and slipped in with one of the customers and caught the saloon-keeper
drawing beer from the tap. NOVOTNY was immediately placed under arrest by
Detective KELLY, whereupon Michael LAFF tried to release the prisoner. The
detective also arrested the latter for interfering with an officer in the
discharge of his duty. Both men were arraigned in police court this Monday
morning and NOVOTNY was held in $1,000 bail until the 19th inst. and LAFF
was placed under $500 bail to appear at the same time.
District Attorney William J. YOUNGS and wife are spending their summer
outing at Ithaca, N.Y.
Miss Edith WOOD, of Skillman avenue is spending her vacation at Syracuse and
Miss Tessie DREYFOOS of Fifth street is spending her vacation in
Detective Peter KELLY will go on his vacation next week. He will located
with his family at Rockaway Beach where he will remain for two weeks.
2 August 1898
Mrs. W. S. FREY has gone to Spring Rock, near Philadelphia, to spend a few weeks.
Misses Mamie and Katie KEEGAN, sisters of Assistant Postmaster John J.
KEEGAN, went to Cairo last week for a month's stay.
J.W. KENNEDY went to Water Mills today for his vacation of two weeks.
Miss Ethel G. PAYNTAR of 118 Wilbur avenue is spending her vacation at Madison, N.J.
Margaret MOORE of 111 Java street fell at 3 p.m., Monday, at Noble street
and Manhattan avenue and dislocated her left hip. An ambulance surgeon was
summoned and she was afterward removed home.
Fell From His Wagon.
Christopher HARFORD of 101 Vernon avenue, Brooklyn, was driving on Franklin
near Dupont street, Greenpoint, on Monday afternoon when he was thrown from
his wagon and received internal injuries and probably a concussion of the
brain. An ambulance surgeon was summoned and he was afterwards removed home.
They are Men in Towns Taken In by the Recent Consolidation
Justice GARRETSON, in the Supreme Court on Monday granted a number of writs
of mandamus against the New York Police Board, directing the Police
Commissioners to reinstate as members of the police force men who were
policemen in the outlying towns which became portions of Greater New York,
but who were removed after consolidation. The decision was based on the
opinion of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court in the RAU case. RAU
was removed by the Police Board on the ground that he was legislated out of
office by consolidation. The Appellate Division held that, under the
charter of the Greater New York, RAU should have been retained as it is
provided that the police force in all the consolidated portions shall become
members of the municipal police force.
On this opinion Justice GARRETSON directs the reinstatement of the removed
policemen at a salary of $800 a year. The men also receive $50 costs each.
MILLS, John H. of Arverne
MC GRATTAN, Andrew, of Far Rockaway
WHEELWRIGHT, James M.
HIGGINS, John J.
KREUSCHER, of Rockaway Beach [perhaps KREBS to KREUSCHER all of Rockaway Beach ?]
4 August 1898
Dr. B.G. STRONG was called to Reading, Mich., this week by the serious
illness of his sister.
Miss Florence M. HARMER, teacher in School No. 1, is at Cape May, N.J.
Mr. Claude A. MC KINNEY, who went to the Congo about two years ago as a
missionary and later married one of the young ladies in the missionary band,
writes home that he has an heir, Claudius, jr.
Mr. Henry GREGORY and wife spent their vacation at Centerport.
Mr. Frank E. HAFF and family are at Oak Island in Great South bay. Later
they intend going to Lake George.
Mr. Al and Miss Nellie LUNDRIGAN of 95 Crescent , Dutch Kills, left on
Sunday for a week's visit to Newport. From there they will go to Brockton,
Mass., to spend the rest of the month.
After one month's sojourn in Sullivan County, Miss Elizabeth A. MC KENNA,
and her sister Miss Frankie J. MC KENNA, left for an extended stay among the
Adirondack Mountains, where Miss Elizabeth had spent the winter and spring
months. Their many friends wish them a pleasant and enjoyable vacation and
that they will return much benefited by their stay among "Woods."
5 August 1898
Marriage [STEVENS M'NALLY]
Miss May MC NALLY was married by Rev. Father TINNEY on Sunday afternoon to
Mr. Edward STEVENS of Hoyt avenue. The bride received many congratulations
from her friends and many beautiful presents. The evening was spent in
dancing, singing, playing games, etc. Among those present were:
VICTOR, Mrs. George
MC NALLY, Miss Maggie
DIEFLAUCH, Mr. and wife
COELM, Miss Callie
HEFNER, Miss Mamie
HEFNER, Miss Lizzie
MC NALLY, Mrs.
MC NALLY, Martin
MC NALLY, P. H.
CLAREY, Miss Katie
CLAREY, Miss Rose
CLAREY, Miss Mamie
ORR, Mr. and wife
On the Terror.
Harry BURDEN, the son of Theron H. BURDEN, of Steinway, who was on the
Dolphin up to the time she met with an accident, has been transferred to the
monitor Terror, which started for San Juan on the 17th. Since then his
family have not hear from him. Young BURDEN was one of the volunteer crew
from the Dolphin that assisted in removing the mines from Guantanamo bay.
They removed seven of these mines. Seaman BURDEN has sent home some wires
taken from the mines as souvenirs.
Policeman Bernard KEEGAN has taken advantage of the retirement provision of
the charter of the city and has been retired on his own petition on
half-pay. KEEGAN has been attached to the Astoria precinct most of the time
in recent years. He was one of Long Island City's first patrolmen, having
been appointed twenty-eight years ago. An officer who has served for
twenty-seven years on the force can be retired on his own petition on
Mrs. Francis TRUDDEN, Mrs. Joseph CLANCY and her son, and Miss Nellie
TRUDDEN went to Ulster County this week for a few week's stay.
Miss Margie BURDEN and Mrs. Henry BURDEN will go to Cairo next week for a
Mrs. Charles C. PIPER and family of Ditmars avenue are at Neversink, N.J.,
for several weeks' stay.
Edith WILLIAMSON, daughter of Mrs. Mary WILLIAMSON of Steinway was taken to
the Presbyterian Hospital on Thursday morning by the advice of Dr. TRASK for
treatment for a case of appendicitis.
Mrs. E.P. MARTIN and daughter Margaret have gone to Little Fall, N.Y., for a
George STIFF was made happy by his wife a few days ago when she presented
him with the fourth daughter.
Miss Amy and Master Dexter MORAN are spending their summer vacation at
Hilton, New Jersey.
Miss Nellie TIMPSON is visiting friends at Northport for one week, at the
expiration of which she will spend two weeks at Buffalo.
Mrs. John A. MC ELROY and family of Ninth street set out for Potsdam, St.
Lawrence County, where they will spend the summer.
Fred G. DE WITT has gone to Wayne county to spend a month.
Miss Belle A. GAULD of 71 Third street, teacher in School No. 1, is at
Miss Lillie A. PRICE of Ninth street has returned from her vacation, which
was spent in Boston.
Miss Louise ZIMPFER went to Livingstone Manor, Sullivan County, Monday for
Miss Nellie GILLMAN and Warren GILLMAN of 48 Fifth street have gone to
Sullivan county for a few weeks.
Miss Catherine T. OVERBECK of Gloucester, Mass., is visiting her cousin,
Miss Bertha YOUNG, of Long Island City.
Miss Lilian A. HAYSLIP of 101 Vernon avenue will sojourn for the month of
August at Watervliet on the Hudson.
The Misses Cora and Katie DERWIN of East avenue have gone to Ogdensburg to
remain a month. They will also visit Monroe and Preakness Hills before
Mrs. M. E. BOWNE and daughter, Miss Blanche, of 49 Prospect street, are
spending a few weeks with Mrs. BOWNE's daughter, Mrs. W.E. COMPTON, at West
Miss Mamie SHARKEY of Dutch Kills, an operator of the Greenpoint Telephone
Exchange, will leave tomorrow (Saturday) for the Catskill Mountains where
she will spend her two weeks' vacation.
George A. MURPHY, formerly gunner's mate on the battleship Texas, was
transferred on July 23d and is now one of a prize crew on board one of the
captured Spanish gunboats at Guantanamo bay.
Miss Rose DIAMOND, Miss Agnes DIAMOND an Miss CASSIDY of Troy, and Miss
KENNY of Albany have been the guests of Mrs. HAYSLIP for the past two weeks.
They have been doing the Island and pronounce the roads of Long Island the
best they ever saw. They have returned home with their bikes after a very
6 August 1898
Movements of Some of the Leading Residents of Greenpoint.
Mrs. H. N. MEYER is in the Catskills.
Miss Estelle KEIT is enjoying herself at Newton, N.J.
Clarence DUDGEON of 694 Leonard street is away at Shohola.
Silas C. EDWARDS made a flying trip to Washington recently.
Mrs. BROWN of 217 Nassau avenue is at Rosedale on the Hudson.
Mr. and Mrs. ROURKE are away for the present at South Norwalk.
Mrs. John CONNORS and family are summering at Plainfield, N.J.
Letter Carrier Edward B. BARKER has returned from Ocean Grove.
Mr. and Mrs. KEIT have gone on a trip to Saratoga and Niagra.
Mrs. B. KEIT of Manhattan avenue has returned from Newton, N.J.
Charles F. THORNE has gone to Greenport to visit his grandmother.
Miss FIELDER of 85 Norman avenue is enjoying herself in the Catskills.
Mrs. John H. BAILEY and children of 170 Newell street are at Rockaway.
Mrs. E.A. NEAVER of 39 Broome street is in Poughkeepsie for a few weeks.
P. O'CONNOR and family of 60 Norman avenue are at Clinton Corners, N.Y.
Miss NOON of 637 Lorimer street is on a visit to Salt Point, Dutchess County.
W.S. CAMPBELL of 669 Leonard street is drinking in the cool breezes of Canada.
Mrs. FLOYD of 92 Oakland street is among the late arrivals at Liberty Falls.
Frank D. THORNE, Jr. and family of Oak street are rusticating at Far Rockaway.
Officers John FALVEY and Samuel ROBINSON are home again from their vacations.
Mrs. Julius MANHEIM of Manhattan avenue is enjoying herself at Phoenica, N.Y.
Patrolman Thomas FEENEY of the Sixty-first is reported on the sick list this week.
Mrs. DILLON of 98 Milton street finds much rest and recreation at Asbury Park.
Mr. and Mrs. ALLEN of 97 Russell street went to Lakewood, N.J. a few days ago.
Mrs. GILLAND of 138 Calyer street is spending August with friends at Saugerties.
Mr. MC CARRON of 211 Greenpoint avenue is spending August at Cairo in the Catskills.
Master Clarence VERSFELT of 18 Oakland street is the guest of Mrs. GRAFF at Morris Park.
Miss SYMOND of 173 Franklin street is seeking the cooling breezes at Ocean Grove.
Miss SCHAFTER of 574 Lorimer street is spending a few weeks at Peekskill on the Hudson.
Mrs. KEPPLE of 18 Oakland street has gone to Ocean Grove for the month of August.
Mr. and Mrs. Edwin DANFORTH of 110 Nassau avenue left on Tuesday for the Catskills.
The Rev. John FINCH of the Noble Street Baptist Church makes frequent trips to Fall River.
Benjamin KIRK is again on duty as assistant keeper at the public bath, foot of Noble street.
Counselor John M. WARD has been enjoying himself amid the rural delights of the Catskills.
Superintendent BROOKS of Station G Post-office returned on Monday from his annual outing.
Roundsman Edward DALEY of the Sixty-first Precinct was taken quite ill on Monday afternoon.
Mr. S. H. LEFSHEY attended the Photographer's convention at Jamestown during the week.
Mrs. S. SCHMIDT of 177 Meserole avenue has had a very pleasant trip to the
Delaware Water Gap.
Mrs. James MONTAGUE and family and Mrs. T.J. KIRWAN have gone to the
Catskills for four weeks.
Dr. E.A. HAINER of Lynn, Mass., preaches in the Union Avenue Baptist Church next Sunday.
Mrs. W. WILLIAMS of 100 Guernsey street went to Toronto a few days ago for a
protracted visit among relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. Edward HARMON and their nephew, Arthur BROWN, have gone to Troy
and Saratoga for a brief respite.
Mrs. John J. ARNAUD and her daughter, Miss Pearl, have gone to Oak Hill,
Catskills, to remain until September.
Mrs. KETTLER of 84 Manhattan avenue sailed on Wednesday for Europe in the
Teutonic of the White Star Line.
Mr. and Mrs. E.H. VERSFELT of 18 Oakland street have gone to Blue Point and
are stopping at the WARNER house.
Miss Mary ANDERSON of 80 Norman avenue has been enjoying herself very much
amid the sea breezes of Ocean Grove.
Many people of Greenpoint will miss the family of Mr. A. OLSEN of 44 Sutton
street who have gone to Brayton, Iowa to live.
Letter carrier John BRERETON spent his vacation in a trip to Connecticut,
and he also went to Philadelphia to visit his sister.
After enjoying a short visit to Saratoga, Miss Margaret FAIR is now spending
the remainder of the summer in Toronto, Canada.
Mrs. W.H. WELLS and daughter, Pearl, of 75 Oakland street, have gone to the
Adirondack Mountains for the balance of the summer.
Dr. Francis M. BURKE has bought the fine mansion, 144 Kent street, and will
soon remove there from his old place, 150 Kent street.
Miss Ada F. FLYNN having spent three weeks at Rockaway has left this week to
spend the remainder of the season at Morristown, N.Y.
Misses Essie and Ella WORTMAN of 186 India street are to remain during
August on their uncle's farm, Wynoski Falls, Pike County, Pa.
Miss Jennie KISSICH of Java street is stopping at Holland Station , Rockaway
Beach, where she will remain until the opening of school.
Mrs. James J. CAFFREY of Leonard street and Greenpoint avenue has returned
from the Catskills with her family, consisting of son and daughter.
Letter Carrier James J. FAULKNER spent his vacation in flying trips to
Trenton, Newark, and Stamford, Conn., in the interests of the A.O.H.
Miss Eva A. DODGE, a teacher in Public School No. 72, is spending her
vacation with her uncle, the Rev. James A. DODGE, at Norwichtown, Conn.
Mr. Otto VAN WOLF departed for his home near Pueblo, Col., on Tuesday, after
a very pleasant visit to his mother, Mrs. C. WOLF of 75 India street.
Mrs. Fred SCHMELZLE of 297 Nassau avenue and her grandson, William J. SMITH
of 598 Manhattan avenue have gone to Ocean Grove for a few weeks.
Alderman MC NEILE has returned from a rest at Saratoga and Lake Champlain
and is again ready to devote time and labor for the benefit of his constituency.
Miss Jennie ELY of 172 Java street is very pleasantly situated at Maupac,
Pike County, Pa., and hopes soon to have regained her wonted health and strength.
The Rev. George W. FOLWELL of Philadelphia , formerly pastor of the Union
Avenue Baptist Church, was in town yesterday. He is summering at Ocean Grove.
A halo of gladness surrounded the home of Mr. Chris TREBER recently on the
arrival of a bright little son. Mrs. TREBER and the "little un" are getting
Mr. John S. CONLON of 208 1/2 Calyer street is spending his summer vacation
at Sylvan Beach, St. Lawrence river, the Adirondack Mountains and the
Mrs. Townsend BRAGAW, Miss Jennie E. JOINER and Dr. William E. JOINER are
very pleasantly located at Big Island, Ulster County, where they expect to
remain during the month of August.
Mrs. George H. ROWE, son and servant, of 149 Oakland street, are enjoying
the charming breezes at Ocean Grove, and are at the Eldorado. They expect
to remain there until September first.
The Rev. A.B. MAC LAURIN of the Union Avenue Baptist church is now making
use of his vacation Sundays in August by preaching at Hope Baptist Church on
the Boulevard, upper Manhattan.
Mrs. W.H. STURGIS and son Granville, departed Tuesday for their cottage at
Old Orchard Beach, Maine. While there young Mr. STURGIS will perfect
himself in a number of plays for the winter season.
Miss May SMITH of 211 Eckford street has returned with her wheel to
Greenpoint, after enjoying the roads in and around Stratford, Conn., for two
weeks, and has gone to Albany for two weeks more.
Mrs. Frederick BAKER and daughters Emily and Olive leave next week for five
weeks' sojourn in the Catskills. Mr. BAKER will go about the first of
September. Mr. BAKER has recently become a grandfather.
Mrs. James MASON and family of 145 Dupont street, and Mrs. C. YOUNG and
family of 56 Oakland street, are at South Fallsburgh, Sullivan County, N.Y.,
where they expect to spend the month of August.
Mrs. Arthur SKIVENS and her three daughters Mabel, Florence and Alice of
139 Nassau avenue are spending the month of August among the Blue Mountains
of Pike county, Pennsylvania. Mr. SKIVENS will join his family for a week
the later part of the month.
Mr. Morris STERN, of the well known firm Jacob Stern's Sons, departed for
Pine Hill, Ulster County, N.Y., on Sunday last, and hopes to pass two weeks
among the mountains. The vacation is a well merited one, as Mr. STERN has
studiously applied himself to business since his advent in the firm of Jacob
Stern's Sons on January 1st last.
Ex-Sergeant Allen R. KNAPP, formerly of the old Seventh (Greenpoint) Police
Station , is now located at Bellport, where he has a home with very
attractive surroundings and is living quietly on his pension as a retired
sergeant. Since his retirement he has resided in Flushing and other places,
but finds Bellport about to his liking.
The Rev. B.F. KIDDER and family departed for Portland, Me., on Tuesday
afternoon. They took a Union avenue car to Greenpoint ferry and on passing
through the gate Mrs. KIDDER remembered that she had left a small alligator
bag in the car. Hastening back to the car nothing could be learned of it.
The satchel contained a pocketbook containing a few dollars.
The many friends of John J. MOHAN of Atlanta, Ga., formerly of Greenpoint
will be pleased to learn that he has joined the army of benedicts. His wife
is a charming Atlanta girl of old southern stock. Mr. MOHAN is manager of
the large grocery business of John J. DUFFY, his uncle, who many years ago
resided in Greenpoint, where he was engaged in the grocery business.
The Rev. Donald D. MAC LAURIN, D.D., of Detroit, a brother of Rev. A.B. MAC
LAURIN of Greenpoint, came east this week. He is the pastor of the Woodward
avenue Baptist Church in the City of the Straits. This is one of the
leading churches in Detroit. Dr. MAC LAURIN will preach during vacation in
the Ross Street Presbyterian Church to a union congregation composed of
people of the Ross Street Church, First Baptist, Dutch Reformed and
Detailed Officer Frederick BAKER is now located in the Seventh Inspection
District of the Police Department, officers in the Municipal building just
back of the old Brooklyn City Hall. Inspector RHODES' headquarters are
there. Officer BAKER goes wherever Inspector RHODES goes. He came to Long
Island City with him on the first of January, leaving the Greenpoint
station. Officer BAKER is a faithful painkstaking man and Inspector RHODES
takes him wherever he goes, as he is a man always to be implicitly trusted.
There was an unusual turnout at the First Methodist Church on Sunday evening
to see and hear a former beloved pastor, the Rev. W.A. LAYTON, now of the
Bushwick Avenue Church. He exchanged pulpits with the pastor of the First
Church, Dr. LAWRENCE. After the service Mr. LAYTON was warmly welcomed by
many old friends of the church, where he served as pastor for five years.
He did much for the First Church, placed it high and dry out of debt, and
his kindness, goodness and energy can never be forgotten in Greenpoint.
Inspector RHODES went away on Thursday for his annual vacation at the east
end of Long Island. Mrs. RHODES went with him, and also his daughter and
son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. SNIFFEN. They went to Sag Harbor, and there their
own team met them at the station. Riding in their own carriage they went to
Easthampton and thence to Springs. The designation of the place is Springs
and nothing more. It is to be hoped that the place is so springy that there
are no flies, mosquitoes, malaria, no ninety Fahrenheit in the shade such as
we have been having hereabouts recently.
Albert FORCE and William HAFFNER of bicycle fame are now away on their
vacation. They have gone to Point o' Pines where they are luxuriating in
the delights of camp life, varied with occasional trips to St. Ann's for the
purpose of rehabilitating the larder. Both are good seamen as well as
bicyclists, and they often take a skim along the Lake Sodus coast, bringing
up at St. Ann's or Jackson City. The air is clear and refreshing, no flies,
no mosquitoes, no malaria anywhere along the base of the Kitteridge.
Mountains which loom up in the distance. They also go bicycle riding a good
deal, cook their own grub, and fish and bathe in Lake Sodus or Blue river.
It is a fine country where they are, judging from letters received.
The Rev. D. MANN of Pittsburg, and late of Glasgow, Scotland, who is the
guest of his old friend, Dr. CAMPBELL, of 669 Leonard street, preached two
excellent sermons in the Noble Street Baptist Church last Sunday. The Rev.
Dr. SPROULL, the pastor of the church has taken his vacation, and the Rev.
Mr. MANN, through CAMPBELL's agency was procured to fill the pulpit for two
Sabbaths. He will preach Sunday morning, the evening service being
cancelled. The Rev. Mr. MANN has great energy, though somewhat up in years.
He is also a man of ripe scholarship, clear theological views and great
earnestness. He never fails to rivet the attention of his audience, and
frequently stirs their hearts with touches of pure eloquence.
Matthew HYLAND of 72 Greenpoint avenue, employed in the shops of the
Metallic Bed Company on Franklin street, was severely injured on Thursday
among the machinery. He was cut about the head and scalp. He was attended
by a surgeon of the Eastern District Hospital. His injuries are serious.
[Advertised Letters] 6 August 1898 Daily Star
FREDERICK, Adolph G.
KATZ, Rev Sam
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9 August 1898
Charles VERNOLEY, of 733 Park avenue, Manhattan, is visiting friends at 92
Dupont street, on Saturday night, and fell downstairs, receiving a compound
fracture of the elbow.
Foreigners who have had their first papers three years and wish to vote at
the next election must secure their final papers by Monday or Tuesday at the
Federal Building, Brooklyn. Those are the latest dates on which
naturalization papers will be issued entitling a man to vote at the next
election. During the past week United States Judge THOMAS has issued
naturalization papers to 160 citizens.
Misses Emma and Bell WOODILL of 251 Nott avenue are taking a short vacation
Mr. John G. NEUBAUER of Lima, Ohio, is spending a vacation of three weeks at
W. H. WOODILL's, Nott avenue.
Prof. John W. MELVILLE, principal of School No. 8, will spend the balance of
his vacation at the United States Hotel, Far Rockaway.
10 August 1898
Run Over by a Carriage.
Rose FRISBE, a girl of eight years, who lives at 82 Buck street, Brooklyn,
was run over by a coach Tuesday afternoon near the corner of Vernon and
Borden avenues. The ambulance was called down from St. John's Hospital, but
she was taken home by her sister. Ambulance Surgeon HALL found that her
injuries consisted of a slight contusion on the left leg.
Taken Sick on the Street.
Alice A. MOORE of 196 East One Hundred and Sixteenth street, Manhattan, was
taken sick on the street, Tuesday afternoon, and was taken to St. John's
Hospital. Dr. HALL diagnosed it as a case of cholera morbus.
Promotions in Highways Department.
With the approval of Commissioner of Highways KEATING, Deputy Commissioner
MADDEN has made the following promotions among the laborers in his department:
FINNEGAN, John, 112 Eighth street, to be rammer at $3 per day.
HART, James, 51 Fifth street, to be rammer at $3 per day.
HOGAN, John C., of Flushing, to be assistant foreman at $2.50 per day.
CROGAN, John M., of Corona, to be assistant foreman at $2.50 per day.
WURTZ, John P., of College Point, a toolman, to be foreman at $3 per day.
11 August 1898
Miss J.R. PHILLIPS of Broadway is spending her vacation with relatives at
The Misses RATHJEN, Miss Bell VAN TINC, Miss Emma LARESS of Academy street
are spending their summer vacation at Atlantic Highlands, N.J.
Walter MARSHALL of 12 Pearson street spent two weeks at Middletown, N.Y.
Mr. Walter SABIN will spend two weeks at his home in Glenwood, Iowa.
Miss Martha E. HAHN is spending the month of August at the Mountain Lake
House at Venogue, Sullivan County, N.Y.
Miss Kittie C . LOUGHLIN and Miss Margie L. BURNS have gone to Saratoga,
Lake George and the Adirondacks for the month of August.
The Misses CHRISTABEL and Maud HASSALL of the Crescent are each spending a
week out of town. Miss CHRISTABEL is at Thomaston, L.I. and Miss Maud is
spending her week in Brooklyn. They are very much missed by their many friends.
Miss Elsie MULLER of 131 Lincoln street, Astoria, is spending her vacation
at the pretty village of Phillipsburg, N.J.
Miss Anna HOPKINS of Fourth street has just returned from her two weeks'
vacation spent at Cairo.
Mr. Terence F. SMITH and his sisters, the Misses Mary E., and Anastasia I.,
have gone to the Trans-Mississippi Exposition, at Omaha. While there they
will be the guests of their cousin, the Hon. C.J. SMITH, Attorney General of
the State of Nebraska.
Lost.-Coming from Williamsburg to Greenpoint in a crosstown car, $86 was lost. A
liberal reward will be given for return to Mrs. NAPPENAU, 92 Oakland st,Greenpoint
Mrs. John DORSEY of Hancock street is spending a few days at Palenville,Greene County.
Mr. George DORSEY has gone for a short stay in the Catskills.
Miss Emily I. FARMER has returned from her vacation which was spent in Tarrytown.
While engaged in stringing telephone wires a lineman received a severe shock
on Monday morning at the corner of Vernon and Webster avenues. The wire
which the man was handling came in contact with an electric light wire and
the shock was so great that he was thrown from the pole over a fence into a
vacant lot. It was with great difficulty that the charged wire was removed,
and after some hard work the man was revived. Had the lineman been at the
top of the pole he undoubtedly would have been hurled to his death.
Miss Alice Gabrielle WALDRON, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William WALDRON, of
130 Noble street, and Philip J. LEEDY were married at noon on Wednesday in
St. Anthony's Roman Catholic church. The Rev. P.F. O'HARE, rector of the
church, performed the ceremony. The bride was attended by her sister, Miss
Margaret M. WALDRON, as bridesmaid, and John KELLY was the best man. At the
conclusion of the ceremony an informal reception was held at the home of the
bride's parents, after which a wedding dinner was served at the
Waldorf-Astoria, Manhattan. Mr. and Mrs. LEEDY started late in the afternoon
for an extended bridal trip to Niagra Falls and Thousand Islands. They will
live in Manhattan on their return. The bridegroom is a member of the lace
importing firm in Manhattan, and the bride has been a teacher for some time
in Public School No. 3.
13 August 1898
Mrs. BEACH of 158 Eckford street is at Albany.
Howard M. FIELDS has gone to the White Mountains.
Officer BURKE is again on duty after a short illness.
Mrs. SMITH of 156 Calyer street sailed for Florida this week.
Miss SCOTT of 138 Norman avenue is sojourning at Roundout.
Mrs. H.J. LAWRENCE of 170 Newell street is at Rockaway Beach.
Mr. and Mrs. SNYDER of 197 Calyer street are now at Ocean Grove.
Miss Anna CARBERRY of 125 Calyer street has gone to Boston, Mass.
Detective George BEHLEM has returned to duty after a well spent vacation.
Mark KEIM of 909 Manhattan avenue is enjoying himself at Asbury Park.
Miss FERNDON of 712 Humboldt street is with friends at Verplank's Point.
Miss Pearl TOWNSEND of 28 Sutton street is back from a sojourn in New Jersey.
Mrs. KEIM of 905 Manhattan avenue is located for the present at Long Branch.
Mr. AHRENS of 1056 Manhattan avenue was off this week on a trip to Philadelphia.
Miss Lillie BARRINGTON will go to Liberty next week for the balance of the summer.
Miss Alice NASON is spending a portion of the summer season at the Floral Park Hotel.
Miss Charlotte M. DEVOL is the guest of her brother, Dr. E.M. DEVOL of 127 Milton street.
Charles F. THORNE has returned from a very pleasant visit to his grandmother at Greenport.
Miss Maud MORTIMER of 27 Bedford avenue is spending her vacation at Jamesburg, N.J.
Officers James TORMEY, Michael D. BEATTY, and Richard QUIGLEY have returned
from their vacation.
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph H. ASTON of Monitor street leave today for Lordville,
Delaware County, N.Y.
Misses Crissie and Ella ASTON of 212 Java street are the guests of Mr. and
Mrs. Silas HULSE at Patchogue.
Officers William VANCE, Michael MC KILLOP and Andrew J. DICKSON went on
their vacation on Tuesday.
Sergeant QUIGLEY is away on his vacation now. He visits Washington and
Newburg and other places.
Mr. J.A. JACOBS and his daughter, Lucy A., of 552 Lorimer street are at the
LE VASSAR House, Ocean Grove.
Mr. and Mrs. W.J. COSBY and daughter, Irene of 108 Eckford street have
returned home after spending a very pleasant time at Highland Mills, Orange
Mrs. Henry HARRJE of 580 Lorimer street and Miss Martha departed Wednesday
for Parksville, Sullivan County.
The wife and sons of Captain Frank K. MAPLES of 166 Eckford street are
summering at the Pocono Mountains.
Mr. George W. SLOANE Jr. returned home on Wednesday after enjoying a two
weeks' vacation at Patchogue.
Mr. and Mrs. J.D BOUTON of Bridgeport, Conn, spent a pleasant Sunday at Mr.
and Mrs. ASTON's, 212 Java street.
Mr. and Mrs. Philip SMITH and daughter of 212 Kent street, accompanied by
Miss Mary E. LUCAS have gone to Baldwins.
School Commissioner John J. CASHMAN's family of Milton street will remain at
Greenwich, Conn., until September 1st.
Mr. and Mrs. John BOGENSCHUTZ of 84 Commercial street have gone to St. Paul,
Minnesota where they will spend several months.
Mrs. REDMORE and her son William of 176 Calyer street have departed for St.
Johns, N.B., where they will remain for two months.
Mr. William KARRAN and Misses Eliza and Mona KARRAN of Humboldt street are
summering at Upper Macopin, in Passaic County, N.J.
Miss Lottie ASTON of 212 Java street and Miss Ella TAYLOR of Leonard street
are spending their vacations at Monticello, Sullivan County.
Misses Emma COMPTON and Lillie CLARK have left for Turkey, N.J. where they
will sojourn during the months of August and September.
Dr. Edmund DEVOL is home from his vacation spent with Dr. Frederick W.
SEWARD at his summer home, "Interpines," Goshen, N.Y.
Miss Grace KELTON, of Eckford street, departed today to visit friends out on
Long Island. She will be gone the remainder of the summer.
The Rev. Charles E. HARRIS, who preached on Sunday in the Tabernacle Church
made a very favorable impression. He was pastor there in 1872.
Miss Tillie C. NEWTON of 151 Oakland street is having a fine time at
Liberty, Sullivan County. Miss NEWTON is with a number of her Brooklyn friends.
Private, Herbert M. ASHWICK, of Company I, Forty-seventh Regiment, son of
Mr. E.J. ASHWICK, of 552 1/2 Lorimer street, is expected home from Fort
Adams, Rhode Island, tomorrow on a five days' visit.
Mrs. P. DAILEY and Miss Frances MC INTYRE of Java street and Miss Marie L.
SULLIVAN of Lorimer street have been at Huntington Lake Sullivan County, for
the past week and expect to remain until September.
Miss Jennie W. BARRINGTON, one of the teachers of Public School No. 22 will
spend the remainder of her vacation at the "Pleasant View House" Liberty,
where she will join a number of Brooklyn friends.
Mr. John LUDLOW, fireman of Truck No. 6, with his wife and daughter departed
on his vacation on Monday morning for New Bridge on the Hackensack. He
intends to pass his time in gunning, boating and bathing as he is an expert
swimmer and rifle shot.
Mr. Harry MARTENS, of Corwith Brothers' staff, is at Uswick, Wayne County,
Penn. He will make trips on his wheel to Lake Ariel, Delaware Water Gap,
Fairview Park and other places of interest in the Blue Mountains.
Mrs. M.G. QUINLAN, sr., and daughter Mrs. P.F. CRADOCK and family, of 50
Oakland street and Mrs. J.J. QUINLAN of 103 Oakland street, are all very
pleasantly located at Ferndale, Sullivan County, for the month of August.
Mr. J. Parker SLOANE, president of Cedar Grove Cemetery, left town on
Wednesday for a few weeks' rest. It is Mr. SLOANE's intention to spend a
portion of his vacation at Saratoga and the balance at Watch Hill, R.I.
Miss Rettie CHESHIRE of Manhattan avenue has returned home after a very
pleasant and protracted sojourn at Belmar, where she was the guest of her
uncle, Mr. William YOUNG, a former well-known resident of Greenpoint.
Mr. Clinton FURBISH who was a prominent figure in the "Senate" twenty years
ago and who took an active interest in the social and political affairs of
Greenpoint, was in town on Thursday looking as young as when he resided
Roundsman DALEY of the Sixty-first Precinct is still confined at home with a
lacerated hand. He was pulling at the gate at his residence when his hand
was caught, and it was torn for a considerable space between the first two
Charles SPICER, one of the veteran political workers of the Seventeenth Ward
is now located in the office of the chief of the Bureau of Elections for
Queens Borough at Astoria. Mr. SPICER is a veteran in political skirmish
and warfare, and can, when in the mood, tell how many a battle was lost and
A letter from James P. REHILL, pilot of the yacht Harvest, W.Y.C., dated
Stamford, Conn, on Sunday, and addressed to Officer Joseph A. ESTER, states
that all on board are well. Captain John CLIFFORD is the command of the
vessel. Hugh COX is the gunner to keep the hoboes off when the boat is in
Officer Michael MC KILLOP of the Sixty First Precinct left on his vacation
Tuesday for a cruise around Long Island Sound with Captain F. MYER of
Russell street on his yacht Never Budge and accompanied by members of this
family, intending to visit Whitestone, Cold Spring Harbor, Barney's Gap in
Lloyd's Neck, etc. They will have two days' fishing, thence to Roton Point,
Conn. So the weather prophet of the precinct will be missed by the men, not
only of the station house, but Greenpoint generally.
The Rev. David MANN of Pittsburg, Pa., and lately of Glasgow, Scotland, who
preached with great acceptance in the Noble Street Presbyterian Church the
last two Sabbaths, in the absence of the pastor, Dr. SPROULL, who is away on
his vacation, has taken up his residence at 150 Meserole avenue for the
present. The reverend gentleman was the guest of his friend, Dr. CAMPBELL,
of 669 Leonard street until he rented rooms and brought his wife and
daughter. Rev. Mr. MANN is open for engagements and is prepared to fill any
vacant pulpit in the absence of the regular pastor. As he is an able and
energetic preacher, he always gives satisfaction.
A Big Kick.
Property Owners Protest About Oakland Street Below Clay Street.
Property owners on Oakland street, northern end and proper owners of
adjacent streets are making a big kick because the contractors did not
finish the job of paving Oakland street from Driggs avenue to Newtown creek,
but stopped at Clay street, leaving two blocks torn up and in an impassable
condition. The railroad tracks were removed and big holes and gullies are
left in the street.
Among the protesting property owners are
KELLY, James, the big iron man, who owns houses on Oakland street and nearly
all the property down Greene street towards Whale creek, has been one of the
most active of the protestants.
Church & Co.
Post & McCord
MURPHY, James - Ex-Alderman
And other property owners, numbers of whom have signed a petition to have
the street completed, from Clay to the creek. It was stated in Mr. COOPER's
office that there is more business along those two blocks than there is in
all the rest of the street down to Driggs avenue, as all the large
establishments of the vicinity have much trucking and now find it next to
impossible to drive on Oakland street, from Clay street to the creek, on
account of the fearful condition of the thoroughfare in that region. As
intimated the rails of the Brooklyn Heights Railroad Company have been taken
up and no effort has been made to fill in the holes and gaps in which the
rails lay. The cobblestone pavement that remains is also in a demoralized
and half torn up condition.
15 August 1898
Mrs. BRADBURY, her niece and nephew, and her guest, Miss Kittie O'SULLIVAN,
are having a pleasant time in the Catskills.
William LELOR of 250 Prospect street was presented with a bouncing baby last
week. Mr. LELOR is very patriotic and is a great would be orator on the
late war, and to keep up his patriotism named the child George Dewey.
Mrs. William F. DOLAN of Wilbur avenue and Miss Ella MAHON of 138 Jackson
avenue have gone to Peekskill for two weeks.
Mrs. M.J. GOLDNER returned to Saratoga on Friday.
James MC INTOSH, Jr. who had been visiting his cousin, J.A. DONALD, started
for Flint, Michigan, this Monday morning. He will stop off at Albany,
Buffalo and Niagra Falls.
Misses Ida HAHN and Marguerite DUGAN have gone to Cape May, N.J. They will
visit Philadelphia, Atlantic City and other points of interest.
Miss M. CAMPBELL of Woolsey street, Astoria, a teacher in the Fifth Ward
School is spending a few weeks at Long Branch. H.J. CAMPBELL, who manages
the Dan McCarthy Comedy Company, will open his season at Griswold's Opera
House in Troy, N.Y. on September 1st. Mrs. CAMPBELL will spend a few weeks
at Logan Island, between Albany and Troy, with her husband while his company
Taken Sick On the Street.
Thomas KING, thirty-five years of age, of 124 East avenue, was found sick in
front of his home at 10:15 Sunday evening and taken to St. John's Hospital.
Physician at St. John's.
Dr. J.F. POWERS has been appointed house surgeon at St. John's Hospital and
will assist Dr. HALL in the care of patients there.
A Driver Thrown Out and Receives a Contusion of the Spine.
This Monday morning a team of the Logan Iron Works was standing in front of
the works in Greenpoint when the horses became frightened and ran away. The
team collided with a team of the firm of John C. ORR & Co. on Commercial
street and the driver of the latter team, Dennis DWYER, of 73 Freeman
street, was thrown out and received a contusion of the spine and hips. He
was attended by Surgeon GLENNON and removed to the Eastern District
Contusions on Breast and Back.
George SMITH, 385 Oakland street, was locked up in the Sixty-first Precinct
(Greenpoint) Station House on Saturday night for intoxication. It was found
that he was suffering from severe contusions on the hip and back. An
ambulance surgeon was summoned. He said he'd been kicked.
Fell Out of a Window.
Chris SCHERER of 83 Greenpoint avenue, Greenpoint, was leaning out of a
window at his residence on Sunday afternoon when he fell out and probably
fractured his skull. He was attended by Ambulance Surgeon COFFEY, but was
Came Here on a Visit.
Thomas SKELLY of 523 West Forty-Ninth street, Manhattan arrived in
Greenpoint on Sunday on a visit. He later entered the stationhouse and
exhibited a bad contusion on his forehead, where he said he had been hit.
An ambulance surgeon was summoned.
Broke His Jaw.
Frank MORAN of 1025 Manhattan avenue, Greenpoint, was walking along
Manhattan avenue, near Greene street, on Sunday at 1:35 am when he slipped
and fell and broke his jaw. He was attended by Ambulance Surgeon GLENNON
and removed home.
Swinging on a Trapese.
Little Joseph FAY of 58 Dupont street was swinging on a trapese on Saturday
afternoon in the public playground of the Dupont street school when he fell
and broke his left arm.
17 August 1898
He Was Badly Sold.
Ill Luck of Man Who Went Burgling on Tuesday Night.
Edward KEDELL, who refused to give his residence, was arrested at 2 o'clock
this Wednesday morning on a charge of breaking into the liquor store of
Theodore STEIN, 672 Manhattan avenue.
He was arrested by Officer CARTER.
The front show window was smashed with a stone and three bottles were taken
from the window where they were placed on display.
The bottles were labeled thus: "Blue Ribbon Rye Whiskey. First Prize. Par
The bottles were found to contain nothing but water.
Fire In Greenpoint.
John WIARDI's Chemical Works on Greene Street Gutted on Tuesday.
There was a disastrous fire in Greenpoint on Tuesday morning, which
thoroughly gutted the large chemical works of John WIARDI, at Nos. 259 to
273 Greene street, and nearly cost the lives of two firemen. They fell into
an elevator shaft, and but for the fact that their disappearance was
immediately noticed, they would probably have suffered death.
The firemen are Edward MUNDAY and Edward GARTHOLD both of the Stagg street
salvage corps. The former was unconscious when pulled out, and had to be
attended by an ambulance surgeon. GARTHOLD received slight bruises about
the face and head.
Fell From a Swing.
Martin BOYLING, a boy of twelve years old, who lives at 85 Henry street,
fell from a swing this Wednesday morning near his home and struck his head.
He was taken into the house unconscious and is suffering from a concussion
of the brain.
The modern dentist is daily brought into the contact with pain. No other
condition is more important and nothing brings him more credit or gives
greater satisfaction to the patient than its relief. In this respect Dr.
H.H. HUNT, Jackson avenue and Third street, is the most prominent
representative in up-to-date dentistry in these parts. His dental rooms are
thoroughly equipped, and his professional services can nowhere be excelled.
Dislocated His Arm.
George F. SCHAEFER, age twenty-two, of 182 Eighth street, fell from a ladder
on Tuesday afternoon while cleaning windows in the railroad yard and
dislocated his arm.
18 August 1898
Five Kings County Societies Begin Grand Celebration on Monday Next.
The United Irishmen of '98 will begin a two days' celebration of the
Rebellion of 1798 on Monday next. The organization includes Kings County's
five Irish Societies, the Ancient Order of Hibernians, the Clan-na-Gael, the
Irish Nationalists, St. Patrick's Mutual Alliance, and the Irish Volunteers.
The celebration will be held at Ulmer Park and will be opened with a parade
in which 15,000 Irish-Americans will march.
The feature of the parade will be the stand of colors which will be carried
near the head of the column. Most conspicuous of all will be a banner
combining the yellow of the Orangemen, the green of the Irishmen, and white,
typifying the peace and harmony that the Orangemen and the Irishmen will
observe in celebrating the days of '98. This flag has been presented to the
United Irishmen of '98 by the Ladies of Leinster.
The members of the Committee of Arrangements are:
HORIE, John, chairman
TIMONY, A.K. , secretary
MC GOWAN, John
HENRY, Major Thomas D.
FITZGERALD, James G.
MC CARTHY, Thomas
The exercises at Ulmer Park will consist of speechmaking and athletic games.
The speakers will be John T. KEATING of Chicago, Congressman William SULZER,
Luke D. STAPLETON, Wauhope LYNN and John T. MC INTYRE.
Paralyzed by Fall.
Andrew GALLAGHER of 55 Dupont street, Greenpoint, fell from his asphalt cart
in the yards of the Barber Asphalt Paving Company on Tuesday. He struck on
his back and is now in St. John's Hospital in a critical condition. His
body is paralyzed and he is unable to move except a slight motion in his
hands. He was a truckman in the employ of Kavanagh & Co.
20 August 1898
John SCHNACKENBERG of 79 Java street was going to Coney Island on Saturday
night when a wagon bumped against the car. The driver of the wagon was
killed and Mr. SCHNACKENBERG hit by the shaft in the side and thigh. His
injuries are severe.
Daniel MC KEAGAN, forty-seven years old, of No. 217 Greene street, was
removed to St. Catharine's Hospital yesterday afternoon with a fracture of
the skull. MC KEAGAN received his injuries while at work in James KELLY's
iron foundry at No. 21 Greene street, by the falling of an iron bar.
William P. MC GARRY, mason and builder, office 236 Huron street, is a very
busy man because he is A No. 1 in his business. He is a first class man to
consult and give the job to if you intend to build this fall.
Broke His Neck.
A Little Italian Fell Down a Shaft Today.
His Father is the Well Known TOMENO, a Barber of Greenpoint.
Michael TOMENO, met with probably a fatal accident this Wednesday morning.
He fell down an air shaft three stories at the corner of Manhattan and
Greene street, Greenpoint. He was leaning over the banisters when he lost
his balance, slipped over and down he went, falling on his head. He was
picked up unconscious and removed to the family residence. He is a lad of
but five years. The accident happened at 11 o'clock.
It was said at the time that his neck was broken and he was dead.
The police were informed and an ambulance surgeon from the hospital was summoned.
Michael was the son of TOMENO, the well known tonsorial artist on Greene
street, first place from Manhattan avenue on the north side.
A large crowd was assembled about the place soon after the accident.
Mrs. PENNY Heard From.
She Telegraphed Her Husband That She is in San Francisco.
Mrs. William PENNY telegraphed her husband a few days ago that she had
reached San Francisco on the bark Agate, en route for the Klondyke with a
portion of the Kings County Mining Company.
The second half of the expedition started for San Francisco over the West
Shore Railway on Tuesday. There were forty men, headed by Mr. BURBANK, a
mining engineer. The bark Agate was halted at Montevideo for fear that she
would be captured by the Spanish torpedo boat Temerario. But for this
detention all the expedition would have been in the Klondyke long ago.
Thrown From a Car.
J.G. GORMAN, a man fifty-four years of age, who is a salesman by occupation,
was thrown from a car and seriously injured at the corner of Kelly and
Anderson avenues, Woodside, Tuesday night. The car, he said, was moving
around the curve at a high rate of speed and he was hurled from his seat.
Several ribs were fractured and he received a lacerated wound on the head
and several contusions on the body. He was brought down to St. John's
Hospital on a car reaching there at 1:30 this Wednesday morning. Dr. HALL
worked for two hours dressing his injuries.
Home on Furlough.
Young LUHRS of this City Tells His Experience at Santiago.
Henry LUHRS, one of the musicians of the Seventy-First Regiment, is home on
a three days' furlough. His father J.H. LUHRS, went to Camp Wikoff on
Monday and his son came back to Long Island City with him and will remain
Young LUHRS looks well, but has not entirely recovered his strength since he
was sick with malaria such as the climate of Cuba produces. The
Seventy-first, he says, had their full share of hardships to bear during the
campaign at Santiago. There were hardly a man who was not sick during the
stay in Cuba. They had shelter tents which were large enough for two to
crawl into. If it happened to rain at night there was no such thing as
sleeping in one of these tents with the floods of water running through it.
Mosquitoes did not trouble them, but there were tarantulas, centipedes and
land crabs. During the day the flies were very troublesome.
Hard tack and fat bacon was the one article of diet three times a day. They
had the same things for breakfast, dinner, and supper, and were glad to get
enough of that. A few days before they came away they got some bread and
later canned meat, beans and tomatoes for variety.
On the day of the battle the Seventy-first got a taste of what it meant to
be under fire while marching up to take their position in line. Spanish
shells suddenly began to fly about them and for a mile and a half they had
to submit passively to this exciting experience before they got into action.
In the charge at San Juan hill the Seventy-first had a share of the fighting
with the regulars. They were not supplied with nippers to cut the barbed
wire as the regulars were, and they had to get through it as best they
could. The Spaniards strung this wire all about Santiago. The troops were
continually running up against it and that was the cause of a good many of
the wounds the Americans received. It was the intention to carry the first
line of entrenchments and then fight the Spaniards from there, but the
first trench in places was so filled with the dead Spaniards that the troops
swept on over the hill and down the other side and half way across the plain
to Santiago before they stopped.
Between 11 and 12 o'clock the next night after the battle the Spaniards
attempted to surprise the Americans by attacking the line just where the
Seventy-first was stationed. Half the men were in trenches while the other
half were down the hill asleep in their tents. The firing was hot while it
lasted, but the Spaniards found they had barked up the wrong tree and
retreated with heavy losses.
The drums of the musicians were unloaded at Siboney, and that was the last
seen of them. Everyone of the musicians was assigned to duty in the ranks
or detailed for service with the hospital corps. They found themselves
carrying muskets instead of drums.
One of the hardships they had to endure was the rain. There was a downpour
nearly every day that soaked the men to the skin. Their clothing was hardly
dry from the time they landed until they left, and this was one of the
things that undermined the health of the troops. The rain was not without
its uses for it gave Š.. [rest missing]
23 August 1898
John MC KEIFLY, working in the bedstead factory at Franklin and Greene
streets, Greenpoint, was seized with cramps at 2:30 o'clock Monday
afternoon. He was attended by an ambulance surgeon and sent to his home in
Escaped With His Life.
David HUNT, employed on the Manhattan avenue bridge, escaped with his life
on Monday. He was driving on Steinway avenue when he was run into by a
Lost Two Fingers.
Thomas MURPHY of 121 North Third street, Williamsburg, was working on a boat
at the head of Eagle street, Greenpoint, on Monday afternoon, when a big
iron bar fell on two of his fingers and crushed them. He was attended by
the ambulance surgeon and removed home.
Hit on the Head.
Albert BROWN of 310 Driggs avenue, Greenpoint, was held in the Manhattan
Avenue Police Court on Monday for the Special Sessions on a charge of
hitting John ROY of the same address over the head with a tin can.
Miss Nellie ISAAC of 138 Twelfth street has gone to Asbury Park.
Miss Jennie SMYTHE has gone to Iona Island for a stay of two weeks.
Mrs. J.B. KENNEDY went to Norwich, Conn., last week to remain a few days.
Miss M.A. MULDARY has gone to Holcott Center, Greene County, for two or
Miss Hannah JONES of East avenue has returned from a two weeks' trip to
Miss Nellie RYAN of 171 Twelfth street enjoyed her six weeks in the
Catskills at East Windham.
Deputy Commissioner of Highways John P. MADDEN returned on Sunday evening
from a flying visit to his parents at Scio.
James M. SMYTHE and P.J. HANNIGAN brought their families home on Sunday
evening from Iona island, where they have been stopping for a month.
Miss Elizabeth F. MURPHY of the class of '98 Long Island City High School
and Miss Helen G. CUMISKEY have returned from a month's vacation at
Woodbourne and Liberty.
Miss Tillie RYAN, money order clerk in the post-office has just returned
from her vacation spent at East Windham in the Catskills. She is brown as a
berry and thoroughly enjoyed herself while away.
M.J. MURRAY the newly appointed bookkeeper of the Department of Highways,
was not at his post on Monday. The appearance of a son in his family that
morning was given as the cause of absence.
Miss Mary A. WALKER and Miss Mary A. CUMISKEY spent a most enjoyable
vacation at White Lake and Liberty. Miss WALKER and her sister, Jennie, are
spending the remainder of the heated term at New Berlin, Chenango County.
On Friday, August 19th, a pocketbook on Vernon av, between Third and Fourth
sts, L.I. City. Owner can have same by calling at Mrs. CANFEL's, 95 Borden
Pastimes and Pleasures.
Mr. MILLER was Surprised.
Mr. August MILLER, of Dutch Kills was agreeably surprised last Saturday
evening. He had just returned from a prolonged stay in the New England
States and his friends took this means of welcoming him back home again.
The evening was spent in dancing. At 12 o'clock a splendid supper was
served after which time was spent in several games and more dancing and the
party broke up in the wee small hours of the morning, all hands regretting
at having to part so soon. Among those present were the
And many others.
She Sought Death.
Iola HASTINGS, a young woman, in rich attire made a desperate effort to jump
from a car window while on her way from Paterson to Jersey city early this morning.
She sprang to the window and her head and shoulders were already out before
a shriek from Miss Ruth LE BON, her companion, warned the other passengers.
Miss LE BON, with four or five men, seized Miss HASTINGS just in time. She
placed her hands on the car window and resisted rescue.
She begged that she be released. Miss LE BON said that she and her
companion lived at 118 West Twenty-ninth street, Manhattan.
A Butcher Injures Himself.
Rudolph KROUSE, a foreman for President Bowley at Astoria Packing House,
strained himself last week lifting quarters of beef. He caught cold in
addition and on Friday was taken to St. John's Hospital in a serious
condition. It was at first thought an operation would be necessary for his
relief, but there are new hopes of avoiding that.
25 August 1898
Fell From a Car.
Mrs. Abbie JOHNSON, of Brooklyn fell from a car at the corner of Jane street
and Hunter avenue Wednesday afternoon. She received some contusions on the
back of her head. After her wounds had been dressed at the hospital she was
able to go to her home.
Prostrated by the Heat.
Peter MC GEE of 58 Fifth street was prostrated by the heat about 12:30
Wednesday and was taken to St. John's Hospital. He revived after being
under treatment for a few hours.
Mrs. C.E. SMITH of 92 Third street is spending the summer with her daughter,
Mrs. J.G. STERNER, Allentown, Pa.
Miss Gertrude E. NEW of 92 Third street and her cousins, Miss Lucetta
STERNER and Miss Lutie SMITH of Allentown, Pa are spending their vacations
in the Catskills.
Miss Hazel HATCH, cashier of J.N. New & Brother, is spending her vacation in
Spring Valley, N.Y.
Rev. L.T. GIFFIN of Granville, N.Y., former pastor of the East Avenue
Baptist Church of this city is visiting some of his former friends in this
Mrs. William FAXON of Troy is enjoying a few weeks' recreation at the
residence of Mr. and Mrs. Max FREUND, 116 Elm street, Astoria, after
spending the heated term in the Adirondacks.
Mrs. W. REDLICH of 376 Hopkins avenue, Astoria, is spending a few weeks in
Connecticut, where she will visit friends in several cities before
Miss Amy ARMSTEAD of 128 Elm street, Astoria, recently returned from a two
weeks' vacation pleasantly passed at Result, Greene County.
George POPPLEWELL and family of 601 Second avenue, New York, are spending a
three weeks' vacation at Kent place, Larchmont Manor, Westchester County.
Mr. POPPLEWELL is the well known proprietor of the "Bee Hive," corner of
Second avenue and Thirty-third street, one of the most famous apartment
stores of the East Side.
Judge MANLEY started for Old Forge in the Adirondacks on Wednesday where he
will recuperate for two or three weeks.
Charles DUSSLER and Elmer PAYNTAR returned last week from their vacation at
John J. SULLIVAN, vice president of Mount Carmel Lyceum, is spending two
weeks at Sea Cliff.
Mrs. Mollie MARKRITER of 295 Albert street is visiting Mrs. Frank BARRY (nee
NOBLE) at Nyack, N.Y.
Philip J. GLASCOTT, Miss Annie GLASCOTT, Misses Mary V. and Cecilia MURPHY
are spending their vacations at Block Island.
Mr. and Mrs. Clark MALLORY and their niece, Miss SPELLMAN, of Indianapolis,
are visiting at Dr. B.G. STRONG's.
The Camp at Montauk Point.
Perhaps the most interesting feature of the war to the average reader are
the camps which are now being formed, composed of the troops that have seen
service. Of these camps, Camp Wikoff is the most interesting and the
largest. The troops that have seen active service around Santiago are
arriving there as fast as the transports can bring them from Cuba. The camp
itself is situated in an ideal spot for such purpose. It is at the eastern
extremity of Long Island, on a point called Montauk, which breaks out into
the Atlantic Ocean, and for a distance of about ten miles is a rolling
country, entirely free from trees and covered with turf. A narrow strip of
sand joins it to the mainland.
This entire point has been given over to form a camp for about 30,000 men.
He hospital tents, the detention camps (where those suspected of contagious
fever are confined), and the headquarters of the different generals are all
marked with appropriate flags so that anyone viewing the place from the
hills can point out the different parts of the whole camp.
Here day by day men are arriving from Cuba men who have become famous in
the Santiago campaign and many of those we have been reading about from
day to day may be seen riding or walking about in their war stained
One of the most picturesque and interesting sights was the landing last week
of the famous First Volunteer Calvary, known as the "Rough Riders," and when
they came through with Colonel Theodore ROOSEVELT at the head, and General
WHEELER, the commander of the cavalry division, with them, the enthusiasm of
those who were gathered there was extraordinary.
The illustration which we print this week and which is reproduced in
Harper's Weekly, shows Colonel ROOSEVELT and General WHEELER at the head of
their troops, being escorted by General YOUNG, who was in command at Camp
Wikoff at the time, to the particular hill where they have since formed
27 August 1898
An Unusual Story
The Mysterious Disappearance of a Greenpoint Young Lady Last Week.
"On Monday, August 15th," said Mrs. HUNTINGTON of 76 Freeman street, in a
conversation on Thursday, "my daughter, Ada M. WOODWARD (by my first
husband), left the house for the purpose of going to see her grandmother in
South First street. I have not seen her since she left the door. She has
disappeared as completely as though the earth had swallowed her up. People
saw her on Franklin street standing as if waiting for a car, but no one has
come forward to say that she was seen to take a car. She did not go to her
grandmother's. Her grandmother has not seen her no more than have any of
her friends. She told me she wanted to go and see her grandmother and I
gave my consent. She went to the baker's just before starting."
Mrs. HUNTINGTON shed tears as she spoke. "Ada and I were like sisters, more
than mother and daughter," she said. "Ada is sixteen and there is only
fourteen years difference in our ages. She had everything that the heart
could wish for. Last Saturday she was to have gone to Saratoga with her
aunt for a few weeks' vacation. I do not like to mention her aunt's name in
print, for she is a well-know society woman of Brooklyn and you would
probably recognize the name. She is a leader in a number of societies. Ada
was her adopted daughter. Her aunt knows nothing as to what has become of
her, and the Saratoga trip has been abandoned."
A Woman of Refinement.
Mrs. HUNTINGTON is a woman of refinement and feels the situation terribly.
The family used to live in the Ninth Ward in Manhattan Borough. Mr.
HUNTINGTON is engaged with Dodd's Express. Ada was to have graduated at the
Grove Street School next year. An unusually good painting by her is on the
wall in the parlor. It is a painting of natural scenery.
As Mrs. HUNTINGTON hurried below to get it. "No news" she said coming back
with the tears on her cheeks.
The telegram was from a friend who has been hunting for the missing girl.
He briefly told of his non-success and signed himself "Heartsick."
Mrs. HUNTINGTON then told more about Ada. The were both Good Templars and
Mrs. HUNTINGTON has held prominent positions in the order.
Mrs. HUNTINGTON stated that the letter recently received by her saying that
Ada had just been married to a young man is false and was concocted by some
mischievous person. The letter was signed "Ada's Husband."
Mrs. HUNTINGTON says she takes no stock in the letter. The young man, she
says is a mere boy, who has been away for months on a school ship. It is
denied that Ada was a great bicycle rider. She never went bicycle riding
except with her and her stepfather.
Her photograph shows a quiet, sensible girl, not at all disposed to seek
Mrs. HUNTINGTON has visited police headquarters and the morgue. The
detectives do not work on any successful clue. They accomplish nothing.
There is no evidence that the girl was wild. She had no male visitors.
This makes the case all the more mysterious. She was not in the habit of
running around, hither and thither. She left a handsome comfortable home.
Her grandmother was at the house on Thursday.
Once Ran on Newtown Creek Has Now Returned From the War.
The first of the tugs taken from their quiet mercantile pursuits and
converted into fighting craft returned to the Navy Yard yesterday after
service in Cuban waters. It was the ocean going tug Wompatuck, which
formerly as the Atlas, was wont to drag barges of the Standard Oil Company
along Newtown creek and about the bay and rivers adjacent to New York. She
beard the scars of battle now, and her crew has the pleasure of knowing that
her eight rapid fire guns made things lively for the Spaniards at times.
She is under the command of Lieutenant Carl W. JUNGEN.
Charged With Stealing.
Eugene TIESEL is a boy of twelve living at 68 Norman avenue, Greenpoint, and
Daniel WEBSTER is another boy of eight, living at 165 Guernsey street,
On their own confession in Manhattan Avenue Police Court Monday, they broke
into Charles BRINKERHOFF's office, 75 Kent street and stole a box containing
They then went to Bergen Beach and had a good time.
It appears that Mr. BRINKERHOFF was sitting in the back office at the time
the boys got in there.
The boys were afterward arrested by Detective BEHLEN.
It was not very difficult to find them, as they are well known in the
Daniel WEBSTER is so young that it was felt that he could hardly realize the
enormity of his offense.
The case was adjourned until the court can consult with the parents and
decided as to what shall be done with them.
It would be a mistake to place them in any prison with hardened criminals,
especially young WEBSTER, whose feet hardly touched the floor when sitting
and who was lost to the sight of the court and nearly everybody else when he
was arraigned at the bar.
Assaulted With Stone.
John KELLY Arrested for Hitting John TIGHE on the Head.
John KELLY of 247 Kent street, and John TIGHE of 226 India street,
Greenpoint are said to have had a misunderstanding at Oakland and Java
streets on Tuesday night. KELLY was arrested and locked up on a charge of
hitting TIGHE on the head with a stone weighing six pounds. TIGHE was so
disabled that he could not appear in court on Wednesday, and the case was
adjourned until the injured man can appear.
Personal Mention Greenpoint.
Miss Mabel BUTLER has returned from Newburg.
Miss RICKER of 565 Lorimer street is at Rhinebeck.
Mrs. M. FOGARTY of Russell street has gone to Newport.
Henry N. MEYER has gone for a rest in the Adirondacks.
Mrs. Julia CONLON has returned from Rockaway Beach.
Mrs. HASLAM of 188 Nassau avenue is at New London, Conn.
Officer John J. ESTER has returned from a well-merited vacation.
Mr. and Mrs. T.J. DENMAN, Jr., are rusticating at East Setauket.
Mrs. PHELPS of 28 Oakland street has gone to Middletown on a visit.
Mr. William NASON and daughter Ida have returned from Jamesport.
Mr. Edwin H. BARKER spent Sunday with friends at Clinton Corners.
Mrs. William BOYD of 156 Noble street is visiting at Bloomington, N.Y.
Mrs. George H. NASON is at Jamesport, and will go to Ocean Grove lager on.
Officer Frank CONLEY of the Sixty-first Precinct is off on his annual
Mr. and Mrs. J. Henry BRADY have returned from a pleasant sojourn at Ocean
William WALLER of 229 Eckford street is passing a portion of the summer at
Miss PERRY of 684 Lorimer street is spending a portion of the season at
William MASON of the Forty-seventh Precinct was in Greenpoint for a few days
Sergeant MONTAGUE of the Sixty-first Precinct and family are at Cairo in the
Edward VAN LEUVEN of 188 Eckford street spent a pleasant vacation at Far
Mrs. E.J. CLARKE and family of 147 1/2 Oakland street are pleasantly located
at Ocean Grove.
Mrs. M. DERBY and her daughter Florence have left for Woonsocket, R.I., to
Mrs. Carrie WEIR of Utica is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. POINT, of
568 Leonard street.
William PERRY of 130 Calyer street spent several weeks with his family at
Point Pleasant, N.J.
Miss Clara VAN VECHTEN spent Sunday with her friend, Miss Mae O'CONNOR, at
Mrs. TRAUTWEIN of 119 Russell street has departed for Rochester and will
remain the balance of the summer.
Mrs. C.E. DUNBAR OF 198 Kent street left on Tuesday for a few days of much
needed rest at East Setauket.
Miss Carrie A. METZLER of 158 Meserole avenue is visiting her cousin, Mrs.
John DAILEY, at Port Chester, N.Y.
Miss Lizzie HAGER, the well known danseuse, is spending a few weeks with
relatives and friends at Poughkeepsie.
Miss Mabel DUNBAR of 198 Kent street returned last Saturday after a
prolonged visit of three months at Foster, Pa.
Mr. CLARK and grandson George Miller of Guernsey street, are sojourning in
Kingston, N.Y., for a few weeks.
Miss Jeanette PIERCE is about to depart for Wappinger's Falls on the Hudson,
where will remain for over a month.
Misses Grace and Lottie Robinson have returned after spending a delightful
vacation at Cold Spring on the Hudson.
Mr. William HULSE returned home the past week after a pleasant vacation
spent at various places along the Long Island coast.
Miss Annie R. STAGMAN of 130 Eckford street leaves today for Messitton,
Ontaria, Canada, and will be away three weeks.
Hon. And Mrs. George W. PALMER and Miss Libbie PALMER departed on Saturday
last for a ten day's sojourn at the Adirondacks.
Sergeant SNOW, of the old Nineteenth Precinct and resident at 71 Guernsey
street, has gone to Red Bank with his family.
Mrs. Harry WORTMAN, Misses Essie and Ella WORTMAN of 166 India street are
now at the Blue Ridge Mountains, Pike County, Pa.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas REYNOLDS and Mr. J. HAGER were at Glen Cove on Sunday as
the guests of Mr. William BAYLEY, an architect of that place.
Miss Florence BARLING returns today much invigorated after a month's
vacation, which was very pleasantly spent at the Clifton House, Patchogue.
The family of ex-Deputy Comptroller George R. ROWE have returned from Ocean
Grove where they passed the summer as guests at the "Eldorado."
Miss Edith FOULKS of 150 Oakland street is having a delightful time visiting
friends at Buffalo. She has been there the last month and her friends are
loth to let her go.
John A. FLANAGAN, clerk post office Station G leaves on September 1st on his
vacation. He will visit Niagra Falls and ride on the incline railway, and
Maid of the Mist.
Miss Anna HAMPTON of 212 Monitor street and Miss Ella CALLAHAN of 58 Newell
street are spending their three weeks' vacation at the Pine Grove Cottage in
Miss Mae LYNAGH and Miss Marguerite MULHOLLAND have been enjoying the sea
breezes of Atlantic City for the last few weeks except to remain until after
Mrs. Nicholas T. WALSH, nee DELMORE, and son, of Lafayette avenue, East New
York, formerly of Greenpoint, are spending a few weeks enjoying the balmy
air of Ulster County.
Mr. Louis STERN, of the firm of Jacob STERN's Sons, is quartered at Roe's
Hotel, Patchogue, and is enjoying himself immensely. His merited respite is
being utilized to the best possible advantage.
Miss Augusta SEARS of 744 Humboldt street who is spending two months at
Buffalo and Niagra Falls, writes that she is having a most delightful time
and that for two or three weeks she will live in a houseboat on the Niagra
Hon. and Mrs. Thomas F. MAGNER have returned east for a delightful tour
through Yellowstone Park and intermediate cities and places of interest, and
are now passing the balance of the summer season at the Adirondacks. They
have been benefited by the trip.
The friends of J. Frank BURKE in Greenpoint are watching his progress on the
stage with interest. He is rehearsing now at Boston and will be starred by
the Bennett-Moulton Stock Company. The company will open at Woonsocket,
R.I., in "Darkest Russia" on September 5th.
Dr. George D. HAMLIN of Kent street has returned home with numerous
snap-shot photographs of a charming journey to the far west. The Omaha
Exposition, Montana, Pike's Peak, the "Garden of the Gods: and other places
of interest were greatly enjoyed.
Lawrence J. KENNEDY of 84 Commercial street has been appointed on the
detective staff of the Long Island Railroad and has been assigned to the
east end of the island. He left this morning on the train for his duties.
Mr. KENNEDY is the Republican leader of the Fifth Election District of
Greenpoint and was clerk of the Executive Committee of Kings County.
28 August 1898
A Greenpoint Baby.
He Won a Prize at Asbury Park's Great Show on Saturday.
The great baby show of Asbury Park took place on Saturday last.
About 500 tots were in pageant, which was notable for the large number of
beautifully decorated carriages.
The babies of many of the wealthy cottagers rode in bowers of roses, but
most of the carriages were trimmed with bunting and wild flowers.
The second prize for handsomest decorated carriage in paper flowers was won
by Stanley A. AMELI, son of Eugene AMELI, and grandson of Alonzo AMELI of
The heaviest baby in the parade was Edgar D. HARVEY of Long Branch, aged
seven months, weighing twenty-five pounds, and the thinnest, Mildred M. MANN
of New York.
Michael WALSH, eleven years old, while playing at a window in the home of
his parents, on the second floor of 361 Oakland street, fell to the pavement
on Sunday and received a number of scalp wounds and internal injuries. The
physicians in St. Catharine's Hospital, whither the boy was removed, fear
that he will die.
Miss May C. ANDREWS of Bodine street has just returned from two months'
enjoyment at the Cedars in Rye, Westchester County.
Mrs. W.G. FREY returned on Saturday from Philadelphia, where she has been
spending several weeks.
Shot in the Hand.
Sheriff W.C. BAKER accidentally shot himself through the hand Saturday night
while in Richter's Hotel in Jamaica. He was showing the handsome revolver
which he received as a present at the time he took office last January. The
Sheriff had removed the cartridges from the weapon as he supposed, but it
seems left one in by mistake. The bullet entered the palm of the hand near
the thumb and passed out the back. Dr. P.M. WOOD dressed the wound.
30 August 1898
Sick Soldiers at St. John's
Ord KOCH, a private in Troop F, First Calvary, twenty six years of age, was
taken sick at Mrs. Kate STARK's saloon, corner of Seventh street and West
avenue, with malarial fever and weakness and was taken to St. John's
At 1:45 o'clock, Wednesday morning, William O'CONNOR, a member of Company B,
Seventh United States Infantry, are arrived from Montauk sick. He was
unconscious when the train reached the Long Island City depot. He was taken
to St. John's Hospital in an ambulance.
Clothes Line Broke and Woman Precipitated Thirty Feet.
Mrs. Richard MC LAUGHLIN of 143 West street, Greenpoint, was hanging out
clothes on Monday when the clothes line broke and she attempted to hang on
to it. As a result she was precipitated thirty feet to the ground. She
sustained a severe scalp wound and probably a fracture of the skull and
shock. She was removed to St. Catharine's Hospital. She is a woman sixty
years of age.
Alleged Grand Larceny.
A Greenpoint Man Arrested by Detective BEHLEN at Coney Island.
On Monday afternoon Detective BEHLEN of the Greenpoint avenue station
arrested Harry ISAACS, twenty one years old of Coney Island, on a charge of
grand larceny. The arrest was made on a complaint of Henry TIEDEMAN, a
butcher at 141 Franklin street, who employed ISAACS as a helped.
It is alleged that in November last TIEDEMAN gave the prisoner $145 to
deposit in the Mechanics' and Traders' Bank, but instead of making the
deposit ISAACS disappeared. A few days later, as alleged, Mr. TIEDEMAN
received a check for $35 from ISAACS and a letter in which he said he was
sorry for what he had done. The check was part of the amount Mr. TIEDEMAN
had given him to deposit. Nothing was seen or heard of ISAACS until a few
days ago, when Detective BEHLEN was informed where he could be found. He
went to Coney Island and when ISAACS was taken into custody he was at work
on the iron pier.
The prisoner was arraigned in Manhattan Avenue Police Court on Tuesday and
was held for the sessions.
Bad Bicycle Accident.
Mr. John SMITH, mason and builder, of Radde street, Dutch Kills, met with a
serious accident on Sunday while out wheeling. He was visiting friends in
Poughkeepsie and started for home about dusk. Not being very well
acquainted with the roads he proceeded along slowly and had been riding for
about fifteen or twenty minutes when one of the pedals broke, throwing him
down a steep embankment. He lay at the foot of the hill for some time
partially stunned. Finally scrambling to his feet he started to ascertain
the extent of his injuries, and on investigating he found himself bleeding
profusely from a gash four inches in length, extending from his lower lip to
his neck; he also sustained a fracture of the nose and his face was bruised
and battered generally. He was assisted to a local physician of the town,
who put several stitches in the gash and set the broken bone. Mr. SMITH
arrived home much the worse for his day's outing, and is now under the care
of the family physician, Dr. PLATT. It is feared that he will be scarred
Home At Last.
Several Greenpoint Members of the Fighting Seventy-First Back Again.
A number of members of the famous Seventy-First Regiment are now home on
furlough in Greenpoint, and one of them, A. WASHBURN of Company F, living at
122 Noble street, was so ill that he could not attempt to march up Broadway
on Monday. His father and mother met him at the train and went home with
them immediately. He kept up wonderfully riding on the trolley car through
Greenpoint, and he walked from Franklin street up Noble to the family
residence, but there he broke down completely.
It was stated on Tuesday by Mrs. WASHBURN that the boy was a wreck of what
he was only a few months ago when he went to the front. She declared that
he had suffered from neglect, and had he received common, ordinary treatment
he would not have been in the pitiable condition he is now in, wasted away
to a mere skeleton and unable to hold his head up.
Young WASHBURN is attended by Dr. CAMPBELL of Leonard street.
Mrs. ALLEN, of 125 Calyer street saw him at Montauk Point on Saturday and he
was so delighted to see her that he threw his arms around her neck for very
joy. She gave him a pear to eat, but soon after he had eaten it was seized
with severe pains. This goes to show the wretched condition in which he was
in. His stomach was so unused to food that the pear made him so ill that he
cried in pain: "I am afraid I am done for now." His stomach and entire
system was in a state of collapse. His mother stated on Tuesday that she
did not take off her clothes in all the night watching by his bedside. He
went to the war a bright, healthy, happy young man, and he comes home a
Marching Up Broadway.
First Sergeant D.T. TUNSTALL of Company K, Seventy-first Regiment, and of
1032 Manhattan avenue, states that the attempt to march up Broadway was a
mistake, the boys were so weak. However, they were glad to do it, but the
exertion was worse than much that they experienced down in Cuba. I never
saw such masses of humanity, said Sergeant TUNSTALL. It was wonderful.
Company K went to Camp Black last May with eighty men and three officers.
They march up Broadway with only thirty-two men and one officer, less than
half. The company left thirteen men in Santiago and two have died there
since the departure of the company. They lost three men during their stay
in Montauk. Fully one half of the company are disabled or dead. All the
regiment was carried on cable cars to Eighth street and then, as many as
could, marched from Eighth street to Thirty-fourth street and the armory.
Sergeant TUNSTALL looks as well and healthy as he did last spring. To all
appearances the war has agreed with him.
Stephen NEWMAN of Graham avenue and Conselyea street came home early in the week.
2 September 1898
Young LUHRS sick.
Henry LUHRS, one of the musicians in the Seventy-first Regiment, is
seriously ill at the home of his father, corner of Eleventh street and
Jackson avenue. Soon after his return home last week he lost his appetite
and now has a high fever. He was in Monday's parade, but rode in a
carriage. He is under the care of Dr. STRONG. Thursday he had a
temperature of 105.
Scalded His Leg.
Thomas HANSEN, twenty seven years of age, a native of Norway, who lives at
66 Fourth place, Brooklyn, stepped in a vessel containing hot oil at Devoe's
oil works about 11 o'clock this Friday morning. His left leg was
frightfully burned as high as the knee. He was taken to St. John's Hospital
in the ambulance.
Police and Court.
James MARTIN, alleged to have jumped his bail in July 1897, when arrested on
charge of impersonating an excise officer. Rearrested and remanded for
Nine little children were in court on Thursday morning. They were sent to
the Malachi Home, Brooklyn, later in the day. Four of them are children of
Mrs. KELLY, now serving four months in Queens County Jail, and five of them
are the children of Mrs. VAUGHN, who is now in the hospital.
2 September 1898
Had the Kilt on Wrong.
Charles MC CREARY, of 194 Greenpoint avenue was about returning home on
Thursday on a Greenpoint ferry boat and was sitting in the waiting room on
the New York side, and by him was his celebrated Highlander's outfit, with
bagpipes, ten medals and $2.50 in cash, all in a bag. Sitting thus he was
approached by James SINCLAIR, of 296 Amsterdam avenue, who engaged him in
conversation about where he had been and about the glories of "Auld Scotia."
Then they went out to get a drink, leaving the Highlanders costume and
bagpipes in the waiting room. Suddenly, the police say, SINCLAIR darted
away from MC CREARY, reach the waiting room, seized the costume and bagpipes
and rode over to Greenpoint, where later on he was walking the streets
arrayed in the costume and carrying the pipes. He was arrested by the
police. He says it was only a joke.
It appears that MC CREARY had been down to Newport, where he played the
pipes and danced in Highland costume before the quality the VANDERBILTS,
the FISHS', etc. When he found his outfit in a Piper Heidsick basket gone
he hurried home and told a doleful tale to his wife. She went to the
station house and she received news there at about 6 pm that a Scotchman in
full Highland costume was parading in Manhattan avenue playing the pipes at
a great rate and attracting much attention. Detective BEHLEN went out,
found him on the street and brought him in, where he was confronted by MC
CREARY and his wife. Mrs. MC CREARY made no end of sneering at him, because
he, a Scotchman, had got the kilt on in the rear instead of in the front,
where all good Scotchmen know that it belongs. SINCLAIR was stripped of all
his toggery, and was thrust naked into a cell. He was a stranger to MC
CLEARY, who had never seen him before he met him in the ferry waiting room.
SINCLAIR finally acknowledged that he had a friend in Eagle street, and
clothes were borrowed from that person in order that he might make a decent
appearance in the Ewen street Court in the morning where he was held for the
Grand Jury. It is a mystery where he stripped and took off his own clothes
and got on the Highlander's. It is suspected that he made the change among
the lumber piles near the Greenpoint ferry. Mr. MC CLEARY values the outfit
[name spelled MC CREARY and MC CLEARY in this article]
Charles WAGNER, (143)? Java street was driving at the Twenty-third street
ferry on Thursday morning when his horse ran away and he was thrown out and
his foot crushed.
There was a slight fire on Tuesday afternoon at the residence (647)? Lorimer
street, occupied by Mrs. John DONAGHY. A lighted lamp exploded. The damage is $10.
Mrs. John CARROLL of 32 Guernsey street was sitting on her stoop on Sunday
evening when she lost her balance and fell and hit her head, receiving a
severe scalp wound. She was attended by Ambulance Surgeon TAGG.
Patrick HORGAN thirty-two years old, an ice handler living at 100 Greenpoint
avenue, was removed to St. Catharine's Hospital Thursday afternoon suffering
from internal injuries caused by a cake of ice falling on him. HORGAN was
unloading ice from his cart at Morgan avenue and Stagg street, when he
slipped and fell, and the cake of ice fell on his abdomen. He was taken to
the hospital in an unconscious condition.
Personal Intelligence Greenpoint
John DRAKE is away in the Catskills for a month.
The Rev. A.B. MAC LAURIN will return home on time to preach on Sunday.
Andrew BRODIE, the letter carrier, and his family are back from Ocean Grove.
Miss Edna M. SEAMAN of Glen Cove is visiting her aunt and uncle, Mr. and
Mrs. Thomas REYNOLDS.
Miss Louise SIEVERS of 565 Lorimer street has been spending a few weeks at
James MACKIE has gone out to Good Ground on his vacation. Mr. MACKIE
deserves it. He is a hard worker.
Mrs. J.J. ARNAUD and daughter, Pearl, have returned from Oakhill in the
Catskills where they passed a month.
Mrs. P. CONLON of 208 1/2 Calyer street has gone to visit her sisters at New
Hartford, Utica and Little Falls, NY.
Mr. and Mrs. FORBES and daughter of 95 Oakland street have left town for a
two weeks' trip through Orange County.
Mrs. C.C. BAILEY and Mrs. W.H. SEAMAN of Glen Cove were the guests of Mr.
and Mrs. Thomas REYNOLDS on Monday.
Mr. J. HAGER is a hustler, and it was owing to his ability in that line that
Prof. FRIEDMAN's trolley party was such a success.
Mrs. William J. REILLY and daughter Kitty and Mrs. John J. LYNCH of 198
Franklin street have departed for a pleasure trip east.
Miss Eva A. HOGADORN of Albany, NY, has just returned home after spending
the past month with her uncle, Mr. Edward BRITTON.
Peter N. KNECHT has gone to Wayne County, Pa. Mr. KNECHT has been there a
month with the Rev. Mr. ARNAUD's grandson, Stanley J. KNECHT.
The Rev. B.F. KIDDER, pastor of the Tabernacle Methodist Episcopal Church
has arrived home from Portland, Maine, and will officiate in his pulpit
tomorrow morning and evening.
Mr. and Mrs. John SHEVLIN of 104 Kent street are rejoicing over the advent
of a son, John SHEVLIN, Jr, weighing fifteen pounds. This makes Police
Sergeant P. H. HOWES a grand father. He also comes in for a share of
[oh my gosh 15 lbs !]
Mrs. Charles A. JACKSON and daughters of 160 Calyer street have left town
for a protracted sojourn at Rhinebeck, Staatsburg, and several of the nearby
towns where they hope to have a grand good time and where Officer JACKSON
will go later.
Mr. and Mrs. E. HILL, their two daughters, Kittie and Allie and Master Enie,
of Freeman street will return to the city next Tuesday, after having spent
the month of August at Upper Macopin, Passaic County, N.J. They report
having a delightful time.
Miss Margaret CASEY of 173 Java street has returned from a two weeks' visit
to Walden, Orange County, where she had a most delightful time. She
departed to day for a trip to Niagra Falls. She will be accompanied in her
excursion by Miss Matilda EHRENSTROM and the Messrs. EHRENSTROM, HANSEN,
YUCKS, and MORAN of Brooklyn Heights.
Congressman James R. HOWE was elected honorary member of the Brooklyn War
Veterans' and Sons' Association at the meeting held Tuesday evening in the
Borough Hall. After the badge of the association had been adjusted on the
lapel of Congressman HOWE's coat by President John W. MC KAY, Mr. HOWE
thanked them for the honor.
George SCHUTTER regrets that the war is over. He has been with his regiment
at Camp Black and now it to mustered out. He was seen on Manhattan avenue a
few days ago on a few hours' furlough. He is looking well, and does not
regret the absence of puddings in camp diet if he could only have a whack at
John W. CROSS entered the scratch games for New York City Branches of the
YMCA last Saturday at the grounds of the West Side Branch, Fifty-seventh
street and Eighth avenue. He secured first in the final of the fifty yard
dash. Time 5 45 seconds. First in the twelve pound shot, with thirty two
feet two inches; and first in the hammer throw (without a turn), with ninety
5 September 1898
Mr. John H. KELLOCK, formerly of Greenpoint, son of Battalion Chief James
KELLOCK, was married on Monday, August 29th at Schenectady, to Miss Jennie
Page MARSDEN. The Rev. Horace G. DAY officiated. The young couple have the
best wishes of their many friends.
On Thursday of last week a case of accidental poisoning occurred in the
family of Mr. COVERT of 153 Oakland street. A woman intended to prepare
some cocoa for breakfast, but instead of taking the package containing cocoa
inadvertently took a package containing some patent remedy for the cure of
asthma and catarrh which was used by inhaling the smoke. The family drank
the tea made from this and symptoms of poisoning soon set in. Dr. CAMPBELL
of 669 Leonard street was called and pronounced it a case of poisoning from
plants of the Belladona class. One of the family, a boy, had the symptoms
very pronounced his throat being parched, the surface of his body scarlet
colored, and the pupils of his eyes largely dilated. The other members of
the family had the symptoms more or less marked. The proper antidotes were
administered and the right treatment instituted, and in a few hours the
parties were all pronounced out of danger.
Stabbed in His Hand.
Robert J. MC MAHON of Hunter's Point was assaulted on a Rockaway Beach train
on Sunday by Gottlieb KRUM of 104 East Thirty-eighth street, Manhattan, and
was stabbed in the hand. KRUM was held in $500 bail in the Hunter's Point
Police Court this Monday for examination on Friday.
Overcome by the Heat.
John GLEASON, a driver in the employ of Howard & Childs, manufacturers of
Canada malt, ales and porter in West Thirty-third street, New York, was
prostrated by the heat at 8 o'clock Sunday at the corner of Borden and
Vernon avenues. An ambulance surgeon was summoned from St. John's Hospital
and in the meantime some men on the corner did what they could to revive him.
Deputy Commissioner of Highways J. P. MADDEN went out on Long Island last
Friday evening to remain until Tuesday morning.
Miss Cecilia ROURKE of Fourth street has gone to East Windham for a two
Mrs. Hermann WIENCKE is spending her vacation in the Catskills.
Deputy Commissioner of Sewers M.J. GOLDNER joined Mrs. GOLDNER at Saratoga
on Saturday and will remain over Labor Day.
7 September 1898
Little Charles WHEELER, 47 Diamond street, was taking a ride on the rear of
a trolley car at Oakland street and Nassau avenue on Tuesday evening when he
slipped and fell and received a dangerous scalp wound. He was attended by
an ambulance surgeon.
Mrs. Leopold LUFF, who was badly burned at the fire in the house at 1140
Manhattan avenue, Greenpoint, was taken to St. Catharine's Hospital this
Wednesday morning. She is in a very low condition. Her daughter was also
taken to the hospital, but she is somewhat better.
8 September 1898
A Straw Ride.
It Was Celebrated at Rockaway by a Party of Greenpoint People.
A large and merry party of Greenpointers had a straw ride from Rockaway to
Arverne on Sunday night. They left at 8 o'clock and returned at 3:30 am. A
six course dinner was served at the hotel in Arverne.
The party embraced guests of the QUIGLEY and MELAHN cottages.
Among those on the ride were:
QUIGLEY, Sergeant Daniel S.
FERRIS, Dr. and wife
GAFFNEY, John and wife
Roundsman DAILY of the Sixty-first Precinct and wife
MC MULLIN, Mrs.
HAIGHT, Edward and wife
QUIGLEY, Francis and daughter of Washington
MURPHY, Annie and Mary of Fordham
DERMODY, Mary, Anne and Clara
CONLIN, William and wife
MC GLYNN, Frank
MC ARDLE, A.
COMISKY, Miss Elizabeth of Fordham
QUIGLEY, John of Washington
HAIGHT, Frances and Laura
LARKIN, Frank and MURPHY, Annie sang operatic songs.
Mr. LARKIN sang baritone.
Mr. and Mrs. GAFFNEY did the buck and wing dance.
Dr. FERRIS and wife took the prize in the cake walk.
Sergeant QUIGLEY and Lizzie KINSELLA sang duets;
Mamie CAMERON recited "The Night I Got Lost in the Snow;"
Mr. O'MALLEY sang "Please Put Me Out;"
Maggie GAFFNEY played on the piano;
Roundsman DAILY sang patriotic songs;
John QUIGLEY played on the mandolin;
Annie MELAHN and Kate SHEEHAN sang solos;
Officer O'MALLEY and Dr. MOONEY gave a song and dance;
the DERMODY sisters sang;
Will CONLIN and wife sang duets;
the little Misses HAIGHT were inimitable in a cake walk.
The music was furnished by Prof. OTTOFUSS.
M. MATHISON of 165 Bayard street was stricken with apoplexy on Kingsland
avenue on Tuesday. He was removed to St. Catharine's Hospital.
10 September 1898
Greenpointer's Brave Act.
He Saved the American Flag and Nearly Found a Watery Grave.
On Wednesday afternoon, Mr. Silas C. EDWARDS, the well known hotel
proprietor of Manhattan avenue, accompanied by Charles T. SAULT, Frederick
ANTHONY, Harry HUSTON and George F. MURR, left on the 1:30 train from Long
Island City for the expressed purpose of sailing Mr. EDWARDS' steam yacht,
the Alva, to Bowery Bay to be overhauled.
While off Rockaway point a terrific gale came up, which nearly capsized the
yacht. Mr. HUSTON suggested the idea of taking down the silk flag from the
bow of the boat; while so doing he was tossed overboard. Mr. SAULT realized
the predicament he was in and hastily removed his shoes, and in a jiffy
dived in after him and succeeded in keeping him up, and with the assistance
of Mr. EDWARDS and Mr. ANTHONY got him back in the yacht. They thereupon
postponed the trip and returned to the Runt in time to get the 9:30 train
to Long Island City.
13 September 1898
Injured by a Bicycle.
Miss Mamie ARNOLD of 116 Norman avenue has been confined to her home for
several days in consequence of being knocked down by an unknown bicycle
rider last Saturday evening on Kent street.
Defaced a Tree.
Michael MALONE, a boy living at Manhattan and Driggs avenue was fined $2 in
Manhattan avenue police court on Monday for cutting bark from a tree in
Ellen MURRAY of 342 Greenpoint avenue received a severe scalp wound this
Tuesday. A looking glass fell on her. An ambulance surgeon was summoned.
Misses Marie and Louise FALK of Briell street have returned after spending
the summer with relatives at Kensico, where they had an enjoyable time.
James H. CASEY has returned to Mt. Saint Mary's College, Emmitsburg,Maryland.
The Misses Dorothy R. and Baby Valentine MC ARDLE have just returned home
for a three weeks' stay at Elmhurst, where they were the guests of Mr. and
Mrs. George C. Johnston.
Mrs. T.C. KADIEN, who has been seriously ill for a number of weeks, is now
doing well and slowly recovering her wonted health.
15 September 1898
Former Chief of the Long Island City Fire Department W.H. DELAHANTY has been
assigned as foreman of Engine Company No. 15 on India street, Greenpoint.
He was reinstated some time ago by order of the Supreme Court, and has been
waiting for an assignment to duty for a number of weeks.
Judge MOORE was on the bench of the County Court again this Thursday morning
and the trial of the criminal cases was taken up. Philip FUHRER, indicted
for rape, was the first case called. The complaining witness is his
daughter, fifteen years of age.
16 September 1898
...He was brought over in an open carriage and before they started Mr. GILLEN
made an examination of the axle and springs to see if everything was all
right. The people in New York who saw the two enter the carriage were
amazed to think the carriage would hold them, but they arrived safe and sound.
A reception was held at the residence of Mr. GILLEN at which the
following were present:
MC KILLOP, Officer Michael and family
MC KILLOP, James
MC ALLISTER, Captain James
MC KILLOP, John
LEONARD, the Misses
LOFTUS, Officer and wife
HAZLETT, John and family, who are relatives of the captain,
and a dozen or two more. The children especially were delighted, and some
were under the impression that he was a big wax play toy.
Captain MURPHY is counted to be the biggest giant now living. He is seven
feet six and one-half inches tall and weighs 365 pounds. He was for ten
years a member of the Queen's Life Guard, and the title captain was
conferred on him personally by Queen Victoria. He is a good storyteller and
gives graphic descriptions of the inconveniences he has to endure while
traveling, especially when he wants to sleep. Mr. GILLEN made him stay over
for the night, and with the assistance of two or three chairs placed at the
end of the bed Mr. MURPHY was soon able to stretch his weary limbs, and
dream of Gulliver's Lilliputians walking all over him.
James DEA got his hand caught in the machinery at the box factory, 26
Guernsey street, on Thursday and received a terrible wrench. It was a
wonder he did not lose his hand.
Prizes to the following named will be awarded on Tuesday evening at the
Amity Club rooms, 788 Manhattan avenue, the winners being competitors in the
road races last Sunday:
Personal Intelligence Greenpoint
Miss SLATER of 156 Calyer street is at Rondout.
Mr. PARSONS of 529 Leonard street has gone on a trip to England.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry MICHAELS of 237 Nassau avenue are at Portland, Maine.
Miss HOLMES of 101 Milton street is spending a few weeks at Bay Shore.
Miss JESSUP of 116 Noble street has entered St. Joseph's convent, Flushing.
Mrs. Henry MILLER of 173 Newell street has returned from a delightful visit at Rondout.
Miss Mamie DOUGHERTY of 72 Milton street has returned from a sojourn in the Catskills.
Miss Elizabeth RISEDORF will be the guest of Miss Sophie HEILBERGER at
Huntington during the coming week.
Mrs. James J. MC CAFFREY of 178 Greenpoint avenue has returned with her
family from a lengthy sojourn at Far Rockaway.
Mrs. C.M. BENEDICT and daughter, Miss Emma, of 676 Lorimer street, have
returned from Liberty after a two months' sojourn.
Officers William BRENNAN, John FAULKNER and William P. DUNHAM of the
Sixty-first Precinct are away this week on their vacations.
Among recent returns from Rockaway are Mrs. HAIGHT, the Misses MAGEE, Mamie
CAVANAGH, Mrs. CONLIN and Mrs. GAFFNEY and daughter, all of whom were
sojourning at the Quigley cottage.
Joseph ALNWICK, doorman at the Sixty-first Precinct Station House, is
enjoying his vacation at Squan Beach, N.J., looking for lobsters. He is a
member of the Lobster Club of the Fourteenth Ward.
Chief Clerk John MC GOWAN of the Highways Department of the Borough of
Brooklyn, a resident of Greenpoint, is taking a vacation of three weeks. He
will make a tour of the Great Lakes and will spend some time in Duluth.
William H. GUNDREY, Jr. of Company G., Ninth Regiment, New York Volunteers,
arrived home yesterday morning from Chickamauga. He with fifty others who
were sick, had special transportation from Buffalo as the regiment was
halted at Albany because Colonel GREENE is a resident of that city and
wanted Governor BLACK to review them. Private GUNDREY is suffering from
summer complaint and fever and is but a shadow of his former self. He has a
thirty days' furlough. His many friends will be glad to know that he has
returned home and will sincerely hope for his speedy recovery.
Joel T. BIGGS of Greenpoint, Engineer on Board of the Cruiser Marblehead.
Joel T. BIGGS, chief engineer of the famous cruiser Marblehead, which was in
every battle and engagement around Cuba, except the last, left his home at
153 Oakland street on Thursday to rejoin his ship at the Charlestown Navy
Yard. He is only twenty four years old, and his natural modesty will not
let him say much in exploitation of himself, but he was the engineer who put
the Merrimac in shape for sinking at the mouth of Santiago harbor. The
Merrimac was old and worn out, and Engineer BIGGS says he had a big job
going from vessel to vessel of the fleet getting this and that to make the
old hulk swim, so to speak. He made the trap....[rest missing]
17 September 1898
Mr. and Mrs. Edward FAULKNER have returned from their wedding tour and are
now domiciled at 112 Noble street. Mr. FAULKNER says that they had a very
nice time at Philadelphia. They visited the mint and obtained gold
souvenirs on which was cut the Lord's prayer. These souvenirs were
distributed around. On the occasion of the wedding as Mrs. FAULKNER was
stepping to her carriage her father-in-law, John FAULKNER, placed a $100
bill in her hands for pin money.
A very interesting occasion was the home wedding which took place on last
Wednesday evening at the residence of Mr. Charles H. DARMAN, 45 Oakland
street, the bride being his daughter, Miss Mae Florence, and the groom, Mr.
Robert ELWOOD, of New Canaan, Conn. The ceremony took place at 5 o'clock
and the company gathered to witness the marriage filled the spacious
parlors. The officiant was the Rev. John J. ARNAUD, pastor of the Orchard
Primitive Methodist Church, of which the bride is a working member. The
best man was Mr. William DAVENPORT, of Newark, N.J. and the bridesmaid, Miss
Mae SEELEY of New Canaan, Conn.
The bride was tastefully arrayed in white organdie and the bridesmaid in
pink. Large and beautiful palms made up in part the decorations. An
excellent and bountiful repast was served and ample justice done to the
tempting viands. A large array of handsome and useful presents were sent in
by the friends of the happy couple.
The usual amount of rice was distributed upon the heads of the groom and
bride, affording much merriment to all present. Mr. and Mrs. ELWOOD will
reside in New Canaan, Conn.
Among those present were
DARMAN, Charles H. and wife
GILMARTIN, Albert E.
DARMAN, Miss Eva F.
DARMAN, Charles E.
DARMAN, Peter and wife
DARMAN, Peter Jr.
JENNINGS, W.C. and wife
JENNINGS, Mrs. L.P.
ELWOOD, Mrs. E.
ELWOOD, Miss Louise
GILMARTIN, M. and wife
SEELEY, Miss Mae
ARNAUD, Rev. John J. and wife
ARNAUD, Miss H. Pearl
KEEVIL, George and wife
KNECHT, P. N. and wife
KNECHT, Stanley J.
KEEVIL, Miss Annie
HASLAM, Miss Alice R.
BRIEGLEB, Mrs. M.
BRIEGLEB, Armin and wife
CONANT, Miss Eva
ROBERTSON, George W.
SLACK, Miss Ida E.
WILLEY, Miss L.
ARMITAGE, Mrs. M.
CARHART, I. and wife
CARHART, Miss May
ARMITAGE, Miss L.
WEEKS, Miss Ida
FREYTAG, Miss Emma
20 September 1898
New Jail Occupied.
The new jail is not finished and will not be for several weeks, but the
cells on one side have been completed and the male prisoners were
transferred on Sunday from the old to the new building. The female
prisoners are still confined in their old quarters. The jailor's office on
the first floor of the administration part of the building is still
unfinished, but Jailor ASHMEAD and his fellow keepers have moved in. An old
door from the Court House has been hung on their office. The door and
window casings are wanting, and they have not much furniture so far.
A Good Fireman.
The New York Review of September 16th has the following to say of William H.
DELAHANTY, who has just been assigned as foreman of Engine No. 15,
Greenpoint: "One of the most pleasing announcements recorded in these
columns in some time is that relating to the reinstatement of Mr. William H.
DELAHANTY, formerly Chief Engineer of the Long Island City Fire Department
who was removed last year by ex-Mayor GLEASON.
"Mr. DELAHANTY is just the type of man who can with credit to himself and
the department fill any position. During his long service he has proved
himself a clear and indefatigable fireman, and all through was seen to be
full of resources, reliable in times of peril, alert and thoroughly imbued
with the spirit of a true fireman. His excellent record and thorough
acquaintance with the duties of the position were his strongest
recommendations. Mr. DELAHANTY is now assigned as foreman of Engine 15,
India street, Borough of Brooklyn, where he is certain to render a good
account of his charge.
Trouble Caused by Hair.
Miss Augusta CARLSTROM, of 184 Van Alst avenue, was suddenly seized with a
violent fit of coughing Sunday and finally went into convulsions. Dr. Walter
A. HALLEBRACHT of New York was summoned and discovered after a careful
examination that a hair had lodged in her throat. It was removed by means
of forceps after which the young lady rapidly recovered.
24 September 1898
Miss Ida WENDLING of 96 Franklin street had a birthday party last Sunday evening.
Henry CONKLIN of 58 Norman avenue was on his wheel on Sunday when he
collided with a trolley car on Greenpoint avenue near Oakland street and was
thrown off and had his face and head cut, but not seriously.
Thomas FORBES of 83 Meserole avenue is recovering slowly at his home from
injuries received in the Greenpoint Y.M.C.A. gymnasium. He was attempting a
vault leap and fell and broke his arm.
Mrs. Sarah O'HARA of 416 Meeker avenue is confined to her home as a result
of an electric shock. She was riding on an electric car, when there was an
explosion in consequence of a defective motor. She was attended by an
ambulance surgeon of St. Catharine's Hospital.
Policeman MC HENRY, of the Greenpoint station, early Sunday morning, found
Gottlieb STEELHAUER, sixty-two years old, of 278 Nasau avenue, lying near
the entrance to the Greenpoint ferry. The man was suffering from a broken
leg. He told the police that the had been assaulted by several men who
knocked him down and kicked him. He had managed to reach the ferry, but he
was unable to go any further. An ambulance removed him to the Eastern District Hospital.
Charles L. KRACKE, of 114 Newell street, came near being drowned in Flushing
bay the other day. The tire of the wheel on which he was riding became
punctured and unable to stop and he and the wheel plunged down into the
bay, which must have been deep, judging from all accounts, as he was nearly
drowned. Frederick LOTT was riding with him and Mr. LOTT jumped into the
water and rescued him.
Thomas GOOD, sixty-five years old, was found Tuesday afternoon lying on the
sidewalk at Greenpoint and Manhattan avenues, insensible from starvation.
Ambulance Surgeon GLINNEN removed him to St. Catharine's Hospital, where he
was fed and sufficiently revived to be taken to the Ewen Street Court and
arraigned as a vagrant.
Then it was found that he had $150 in his pocket. Magistrate LEMON asked
him what he meant by having so much money and refusing to buy food. The old
man began to cry and in a broken way said that his wife and he had saved
$1,000, which they had made last for nine years to support them in a room on
Eagle street. "My wife died two weeks ago" the man continued," and I want to
Magistrate LEMON chided the man for his action and discharged him after
telling him that if he did not attend to himself properly he would be
committed to jail.
N. GLICK of 590 Manhattan avenue was on his way from Wallabout Market a few
days ago when a trolley car collided with his market wagon and it was
smashed and contents scattered. Mr. GLICK jumped from the wagon and thus
escaped severe injuries.
Herman HOGAN, 841 Morgan avenue, driving a horse and cart at Commercial
street and Manhattan avenue on Monday, was suddenly seized with epilepsy and
fell off the cart to the pavement and dislocated his jaw.
James MORAN, the workman, who was burned Friday at Fleischmann's was
reported to be in a critical condition at St. John's Hospital this Saturday
morning. Up to noon the body of Patrick MC CAFFERY had not been recovered.
27 September 1898
William WILSON of 162 Dupont street and Margaret MC KEON of 43 India street
were united in marriage on Monday morning at St. Anthony's Church by the
Rev. Father O'HARE. A wedding breakfast was afterward served at the Dupont
street residence, after which the happy couple left on a wedding tour to Saratoga.
J.J. O'CONNOR, of 178 Java street, went over to Bull's Head a few days ago
and bought a horse that belonged to one of the Rough Riders. Some two
hundred of the Rough Rider's horses were sold at the Bull's Head. The
trouble with the horses is they kick, and do not like to go in traces. Whip
the bronco, or mustang, for that is what he is, and he will kick at the
wagon and smash it. He does not want to go ahead; he wishes to go backward
in a sort of retrogressive progression. This was the case with Mr.
O'CONNOR's horse on Monday afternoon in front of the Greenpoint Police
Station. Mr. O'CONNOR had a hard job to get him to move forward. He was
worse than a mule.
George MERKENS, the grocer of Jackson avenue near Twelfth street, reported
to the police that someone entered his residence on Saturday and stole two
gold watches, a pair of trousers and an overcoat.
Patrick JENNINGS of 189 Jackson avenue was arrested Sunday by Detective
KELLY and Officer SCHAEFER for violation of the Excise Law. Defendant was
arraigned before Justice HEALY and the case was put over for a further hearing.
Louise BETNER, a girl of nineteen years, attempted suicide by drinking
carbolic acid Saturday afternoon in Lutheran Cemetery. She was taken to St.
John's Hospital in an unconscious condition. It was not thought she would
live fifteen minutes, but she was still alive this Monday morning although
the doctors say she cannot recover. The girl had no near relatives in this
country. She was born in Germany. The only reason she gave for attempting
suicide was that she was melancholy.
30 September 1898
Simon PIEL who lives in Schuetzen Park and is an engineer at the works of
the Oakes Manufacturing Company, stopped in at Stein¹s, 924 Steinway avenue,
on his way home from his work at 12:30 this Friday morning, leaving his
bicycle standing on the street. When he came out a moment later his wheel
was gone. He at first thought some one had played a practical joke on him,
but was finally convinced that his white enameled wheel had been stolen.
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