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1898...DAILY STAR Queens News
2 July 1898
Dived on Rock.
Edward BURKE, a young performer who had been engaged at Koster & Bial's
music hall for the past few days, was injured at Sea Cliff Friday morning by
diving from a pier. He struck his head on a stone and was stunned. He
arose to the surface then sank again. Miss Alice GOODWIN, seventeen years
old, who was one of those in bathing at the time went to his aid and kept
him afloat until help arrived. BURKE was unconscious when taken from the
water. He was attended by two doctors. Later he was brought to Long Island
City and taken to Bellevue Hospital in an ambulance, which met the boat on
which he passed over to New York. The doctors say he injured his spine.
The many friends of Mr. Henry DUNST, the newsdealer of 5 Vermont avenue,
will be pleased to learn that he has been discharged from custody. He was
arrested by Anthony COMSTOCK some time ago on suspicion of being an agent of
the gang of "green goods" swindlers than has been operating in this city.
DUNST rented letter boxes in his store to persons whom he said were unknown
to him. He has been held as witness against other persons arrested by Mr.COMSTOCK.
A New Bridgekeeper.
Theodore CLANCY has been appointed bridgekeeper for the Blissville bridge.
He lives at 282 Greenpoint avenue and takes the place of Peter REIDY, who
was recently reinstated on the police force by order of the court.
Had Counterfeit Money.
Louis MEYERS and Minnie LESSLES were arrested in College Point on Friday
night by the police for passing counterfeit money. The police accused them
of having passed five bogus fifty-cent pieces, and they had eight similar
pieces in their possession when arrested. They were arraigned before City
Magistrate SMITH in Flushing this Saturday morning and held for examination.
Items of Interest to Residents of the Upper Section.
The North Classis of Long Island which met in special session on Monday at
the Reformed Church Building, No. 23 East Twenty-second street, Manhattan
chose the Rev. Dr. C.D.F. STEINFUHRER of the Second German Reformed Church
of Astoria, as president in place of the Rev. Edgar TILTON, resigned. The
pastoral relations existing between the Rev. Dr. VAN PELT and the Reformed
Church of Astoria, and also the pastoral relations existing between the Rev.
Edgar TILTON and the Reformed Church of Jamaica were dissolved at the
request of the respective parties. The Rev. Mr. TILTON has received a call
to become the assistant if the Rev. Dr. J. ELMENDORF, senior pastor of the
Harlem Collegiate Church of New York. Mr. H. POTTER, as student who has
just finished his theological course at the Chicago Congregational Seminary
and has received a call from the Reformed Church of Flushing was examined by
the Classis preparatory to his ordination and installation as pastor of the
above church. These events will take place on July 14th at 7:30 p.m. at the
Reformed Church of Flushing. At the same meeting of Monday Mr. JACKSON who
has lately been supplying the pulpit of the old Bushwick Church in Brooklyn,
was examined for ordination and installation to become the regular pastor of
the above church. This event will take place at the Bushwick Church on July
21st, at 7:30 p.m. The Rev. Mr. DUNCOMBE of Manhasset extended a hearty
invitation to the classis to be present at the laying of the corner stone of
the new church at that place to occur on Wednesday, June 29th, at 4 p.m. It
will be remembered that the Manhasset church was destroyed by fire a few
3 July 1898
Woodside-Guy JOHNSTONE, a son of the postmaster, returned to Woodside Wednesday
after an absence of two years. Mr. JOHNSTONE went to Honolulu when he last left
home and has been in the Hawaiian army. Several weeks ago he got his
discharge and sailed for New York.
Woodside-A Woodside resident said the other day that he had been informed that Miss
Ada BEEVERS of Astoria who was thrown from her wheel near EBERHARDT's hotel
one evening in the early part of May, had bought suit against Fred CORELL of
New York to recover damages for the injuries she received in that accident.
Woodside-The three children of Mr. Howard M. YOUNG, the contractor, have been sick
for the past two weeks or more with whooping cough, which closely followed
measles and chicken pox. The little ones are having a hard time of it and
the parents are almost worn out with constant watching and attention.
5 July 1898
Many Residents of this Vicinity in the Seventy-first.
Captain RAFFERTY of Astoria Conspicuous for his Signal Bravery in the Fight
Everyone has been inspired by the signal bravery shown by our citizen
soldiers in the battle of Santiago. The Seventy-first New York Volunteers
have filled all hearts with and joy and pride and hats are tossed high in
air whenever mention is made of their noble gallantry. Their deeds are
those of heroes born under the flag of freedom. Many of these brave boys
are residents of this vicinity, as the following list will show:
RAFFERTY, M. A., Captain, Company F, 73 Remsen street, Astoria.
WILLIAMS, A.S., 1st Lieutenant, Company I, 244 Purdy street, Steinway.
ZIEGNER, Herman, 1st Sergeant, Company E, 86 Seventh street, Hunter's Point.
LUHRS, H., Musician, Company A, 231 Jackson avenue, Hunter's Point.
HOWARD, Joseph, Private, Company F, 176 Eighth street, Hunter's Point.
MARTINSEN, J.M., Private, Company F, 462 Vernon avenue, Ravenswood.
RYAN, J., Private, Company F, 176 Eighth street, Hunter's Point.
STAGG, A.H., Private, Company H, Astoria.
CASSIDY, R.V., Private, Company I, 123 Fourth street, Hunter's Point.
VON KROMER, George, Private, Company K, 296 Briell street, Dutch Kills.
SCHMUTZER, Julius, Private, Company M, 12[5?] Payntar avenue, Dutch Kills.
TUNSTALL, D.T., 1st Sergeant, Company K, 1032 Manhattan avenue, Greenpoint.
ALLEN, P.J., Musician, Company F, 125 Calyer street, Greenpoint.
WASHBURN, A., Private, Company F, 122 Noble street, Greenpoint.
ELLIS, J., Private, Company H, 118 Norman avenue, Greenpoint
FALLON, J., Private, Company H, 118 Norman avenue, Greenpoint.
BOLAND, William P., Sergeant, Company B, Oysterbay.
HAWTHORNE, J.F.B., Private, Company A, Easthampton.
HUDSON, Walter E., Private, Company A, Wading River.
ROWLEY, Clifford, Private, Company C, Wading River.
GEISELMAN, P., Private, Company F, Second street, Woodside.
GOMBERT, C., Private, Company K, Freeport.
MULLER, M., Private, Company K, Middle Village.
MUNSON, George, Private, Company K, Whitestone.
FIEMEYER, J.M., Private, Company K, Whitestone.
SUTTERS, T.J., Private, Company K, Queens.
WALLACE, A.B., Private, Company K, Freeport.
CARR, Thomas, Private, Company M, 47 Farrington street, Flushing.
DALY, Michael, Private, Company M, Cedarhurst.
GEOHEGAN, John H., Private, Company M, Sea Cliff.
Among the few whose gallantry is specially mentioned in the battle last week
in the vicinity of Santiago is M.A. RAFFERTY, captain of Company F. Captain
RAFFERTY was in the employ of the Barber Asphalt Paving Company, and on
Friday he and his men took a conspicuous part in the capture of a block
house on a hill. They charged the enemy and drove them from the trenches at
the point of the bayonet and in the face of a hail of bullets. The
dispatches speak in the highest terms of the conduct of the captain, and no
captain in the line of action distinguished himself more than Captain
RAFFERTY according to the reports of the battle.
Malcolm Anstice RAFFERTY captain of Company F, who rendered such
distinguished service before Santiago served from 1877 to 1879 as a member
of the Buckinghamshire Yeomanry in the British Volunteers. On June 27th,
1893, he became a private in Company B, Seventy-first Regiment; on June 5th,
1895, regimental quartermaster-sergeant, and on February 6th, 1897,
battalion quartermaster, first lieutenant. He was made captain of Company F
at Tampa a short time before the regiment sailed for Cuba.
The New York World of Wednesday has the following to say about our local
hero Captain RAFFERTY:
"He is the son of an English army officer now stationed in Australia, after
years of hard fighting in African campaigns.
"Captain RAFFERTY was born in England thirty-three years ago and as a boy
studied at the famous Rugby School, and won high honors on the cricket
field. Then he traveled around the world and studied military tactics
wherever he went.
"In England, before starting on his travels, young RAFFERTY served in the
Buckinghamshire Yeomanry. In after years, in Australia, he enlisted again.
Still later in Canada he served in an infantry regiment.
"Captain RAFFERTY began his service with the Seventy-first Regiment on June
27th, 1893, as a private in Company B. He advanced in rank steadily from
corporal to regimental quartermaster-sergeant, and in the winter of 1896
reached the grade of first lieutenant.
The captain looks the soldier. He stands six feet tall, and has the muscle
and endurance of a trained athlete.
A little more than a year ago the captain married, and declared that his
wanderings were ended.
"I am the proudest and happiest wife in America," said Mrs. RAFFERTY
"My gallant husband is acting just as I knew he would. Of course, when he
left me to go to the front it nearly broke my heart. But I made no effort
to swerve him from his duty.
"His last letter, written a few days before the fight, reached me this
morning," continued Mrs. RAFFERTY. "It sounds quite like him, every line.
He says: ŒDon't worry about me. The rough life and rougher fare suit me to
perfection. My health is right on edge and I'm as full of fight as an egg
is of meat. I feel that I am about the toughest man in the regiment."
"Are those not brave words?" said the happy woman as she raised a pair of
wet and glistening eyes from the treasured letter. "Can anyone blame me for
feeling proud of him?"
Mrs. RAFFERTY has a double interest at the front. Her cousin, Henry W.
DEURY, a mere lad just graduated from Exeter Academy, is fighting with the
"We feared to let the boy go," said Mrs. RAFFERTY, "but there was no help
for it. He listened to all we had to say, thanked us, and then quietly
enlisted in my husband's regiment."
Chaplain George R. VANDEWATER, chaplain of the Seventy-first Regiment, who
was on the field during the action near Santiago, and whose gallantry in
moving about and encouraging the men is highly praised in the dispatches
giving an account of the battle, formerly resided in Flushing. He is a son
of John T. VANDEWATER of that place. Deputy Commissioner of Water Supply
FITCH was a classmate of his in school.
William ROURKE has completed another year at St. Joseph's Seminary,
Dunwoody, and is spending his vacation in Long Island City.
John WALSH has sold his hotel, No. 56 Third street, to Frank A. ALLEN. The
latter took possession under a three years' lease last Saturday.
7 July 1898
Mrs. McGORMACK and family of La Salle, Ill. Arrived in town on Sunday and
are the guests of Mr. Robert W. HUME of Vernon avenue, Ravenswood, where
they will spend the summer. Mrs. McGORMACK is a daughter of Mr. HUME, and
her many friends will be pleased to know of her arrival. Mr. McGORMACK will
come later in the season.
Harry P. MENCKEN of Newtown avenue has gone with his uncle from Brooklyn to
spend his vacation at Delaware Water Gap, where Mrs. H. MENCKEN, Jr.expects
to join them in a few days.
11 July 1898
Mrs. Halsey WHITNEY of 556 Lockwood street Astoria, has been confined to her
home for the past two weeks with nervous prostration. Mrs. WHITNEY'S five
year old daughter is also ill with a sore throat and is unable to speak
above a whisper. Their many friends hope for a speedy recovery.
Miss Nellie WHITE of Grand avenue, a school teacher of the Fourth Ward
School, together with Mrs. FOSTER of Camelia street and Mrs. CUNNINGHAM,
sailed on Saturday last for Scotland on the Ancora.
Mr. William HAYS and wife of Lockwood street are visiting their daughter in
Mr. John ALLEN of DeBevolee avenue and Mr. John HOYT have returned from a
three days' fishing trip to Wreak Lead.
Harry PRITCHARD is physically indisposed at his home on Bartow street. He
is under the care of Dr. ANDERSEN.
Mr. William MASKIELL of Lockwood street is lamenting the loss of a valuable dog.
Dr. J.D. TRASK has just returned from a three days' trip on his handsome
launch up the Sound..
Mrs. Harry CONKLKIN and daughter Mabel of Van Alst avenue will start for
Ocean Grove on Tuesday with a delegation from the Woman's Auxiliary of the
Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers.
Mr. and Mrs. John BLOOM of 568 Lockwood street have each purchased a '98
wheel with the aluminum frame. Both are acquiring the ability of
Dr. FORSELL, the dentist, has been confined to his home for the past two
weeks with inflammatory rheumatism.
Miss Gracie SMITH of Eleventh street, a student in the Jamaica Normal
College, has gone to St. James to spend her vacation.
Mrs. M.J. GOLDNER started this Monday for Saratoga where she intends to
spend the summer.
James McINTOSH, Jr., of Flint Michigan, who has been spending a week with
his cousin, James A. DONALD, went to Long Branch on Saturday, where he
intends to spend six weeks.
Edward ATKINS, twenty years of age, and Seliver REINSCHNEITER, both of whom
live at 2052 Rosegate avenue in the Borough of Bronx, were upset while out
in a rowboat off North Beach about 5 o'clock on Sunday afternoon. Policeman
THWAITE and KALVIESH went out in a boat and rescued the boys. They went
home after drying their clothing.
12 July 1898
Borden Avenue Fire.
A fire broke out at 3:35 Monday afternoon in a dark bedroom on the third
floor over Edward McCARTHY's saloon, at 19 Borden avenue. The upper floors
are used for hotel purposes. How the fire caught is not known. A lamp was
found in the room by the firemen, but it is not known whether it was
lighted. The firemen were quickly on the scene and they were directed by
Battalion Chief CLARY. In a few minutes the fire was out. The bed and
bedclothes were destroyed and some damage done to the building. Chief CLARY
estimates the loss at $30.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank R??GENBAUGH and son of Youngstown, Ohio, are the guest of
Mr. and Mrs. Max FREUND at their home, 116 Elm street, Astoria where they
will spend the present week, after which they will go to Brooklyn and remain
with relatives for several weeks. On their way east they stopped over at
Washington and viewed the Capitol. They will take in the sights at various
resorts in and around New York before returning to the west.
Mr. George FREUND, proprietor of the Queens County Steam Kindling Wood
Company, who almost severed the index finger from his right had a few weeks
ago, returned to work on Monday and took charge of the steam saw. Although
he has not yet recovered the full use of the finger, he is able to manage
the saw without much difficulty.
County Treasurer and Mrs. Charles L. PHIPPS started for Portland on Friday
evening on one of the outside line steamers running to that city. They will
visit other places along the coast of Maine before returning to New York.
Dr. E.D. COOPER, rector of the Church of the Redeemer is spending a few days
at Sharon Springs.
13 July 1898
Robert O'BRIEN, engaged at Pratt & Lambert's, and Thomas CALLAGHAN, both
members of the Sioux Indians' Club, have gone on a ten days' visit to Niagra
Falls, after which they will spend twenty days in the Adirondacks. Both men
are well known in Hunter's Point, and their multitude of friends wish them a
Principal Jared BARHITE will take his family to Pound Ridge, Westchester
County, on Friday. They will remain for the summer.
Recruits From the Seventeen Separate Company Off for the War.
The Flushing Journal of Tuesday evening printed the following:
The boys of the Seventeenth are off. They left the Main street depot at
8:15 this morning for Manhattan, thirty five men all told, under the command
of Captain KLEIN and Lieutenants McCOY and DOOLEY.
The list of accepted volunteers is as follows:
KLIEN, John F., Captain, Floral Park. [KLEIN above, KLIEN here]
McCOY, R.C., Lieutenant, 311 Lincoln street, Flushing.
DOOLEY, Thomas J., Lieutenant, 70 State street, Flushing.
SEXTON, G.T.G., Lieutenant.
FLATTISH Corporal, Manhattan.
NEIDHART, Oscar, Corona.
TOOKER, A.J., Corona.
DONALDSON, W.I., Jamaica.
BROMBACHER, A., Manhattan.
JOHNSTONE, S.M., Woodside.
KENNEDY, Daniel F., 138 New Locust street, Flushing.
SAPP, J.L., Jamaica.
DEMAREST, W.A., Newtown.
LAWRENCELLE, A., Newtown.
JOHNSTONE, George W., Bayside.
REMER, Arthur, Flushing.
McMAHON, Edward, Newtown.
DOSCHER, Albert, Whitestone.
DOOLEY, Charles, 127 Forest Avenue, Flushing.
RYAN, J.J., Newtown.
TODD, Thomas H., Jr., Boerum avenue, Murray Hill.
CHAPMAN, J.W., Lincoln street, Flushing.
REYNOLDS, J.F., Corona.
McCABE, J.S., 217 Cypress avenue, Flushing.
DOWNEY, George T., Newtown.
DeBEUCKLEARE, W., Woodside.
RICHARDS, C.A., 121 Barclay street, Flushing.
MARTIN, Henry, Newtown.
HAYDEN, Robert, Jr., New York.
WEISS, Henry, College Point.
VOLLMER, Christian, Winfield.
CLAVIN, F., Long Island City.
BLIGH, F., Long Island City.
SEARLES, J.V., Jamaica.
MADDEN, Walter, Long Island City.
The rejected volunteers are
BROWN, R.H., Corporal
GILLFILLAN, John M., Corporal
NIMMO, W.H.D., Quartermaster
HARGROVE, Thomas, Private
THOMPSON, A.M., Private
One of the men who was most anxious to enlist was Surgeon COOMBS but he had
Arriving at the Twelfth Regiment the recruits were examined by Major BOOTH
of the Two Hundred and Third Regiment. Nine were rejected. Lieutenant
McCOY and Privates CHAPMAN and MADDEN were not taken on account of defective
eyesight. Private VOLLMER was not tall enough. Lieutenant McCOY says the
men are rejected for trivial causes.
The accepted men were given a furlough until 2 o'clock Wednesday, when they
are to report to the Twenty-second Regiment Armory. From there they will
probably go to Camp Black.
Edgar HOWLAND of Fulton avenue, Astoria, fell from the wagon used in
repairing trolley wires on Tuesday afternoon near the corner of Broadway and
Newtown road. His back was injured by the fall and he was taken to St.
John's Hospital. Dr. HALL who attended him, does not consider his injuries serious.
15 July 1898
He Passed the Examination.
Mr. Theodore D. GROSS, the Manhattan avenue barber has passed the civil
service examination and is appointed as a letter carrier. He is at present
substitute in Station G. Ordinarily it takes from three to five years to
get a permanent position. Mr. GROSS is pleased with his new avocation.
Hit By Trolley Car.
A boy four years old, who said his name was Betsy JONES, and that he lived
on Oakley street, was struck by a trolley car this Friday morning about 10
o'clock and his leg was injured. The accident happened near the car house
in Woodside and he was sent down to St. John's Hospital in a special car.
Those who conveyed him to the hospital said his leg was run over but Dr.
HALL, who dressed the injury, found only an ugly flesh wound and does not
think his leg could have escaped being crushed if he had been run over.
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 this 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.
Mount Carmel Lyceum Notes.
On Sunday last, Thomas DEVINEY rode from St. Mary's Lyceum, Fifth street, to
Jamaica, in twenty six minutes. He had made a wager that he could do it in
half an hour. He not only accomplished his purpose, but beat his old record
by three minutes. Mr. William BRENNAN and Mr. SULLIVAN acted as
timekeepers, while Mr. H. GRIESHAVER and J. SULLIVAN set the pace. After
the race the boys gave Tom an informal reception.
Found in a Sewer Basin.
On Thursday morning about 11:30 o'clock the employees of the sewer
department found three boy babies in the sewer basin at the corner of Elm
street and the Boulevard. Two of the infants were wrapped in black cloth
and the third was in a German newspaper. The Coroner's office was notified
and an undertaker was directed to remove the bodies. This is only a few
hundred feet from the place where the bodies were found last week.
Mrs. J. BROOKS, nee LALOR, and family are located for the summer at the
White Sulphur Springs.
Culver E. FOSTER and Fred SCHMIDT of Astoria have gone a two weeks' vacation
to Haines' Falls in the Catskill Mountains.
Mr. Thomas RILEY of Sunnyside has returned from the Catskills with his
family. While there he caught a sea bass in the Hudson weighing thirty
Mrs. Samuel GIBBONS and son Willis of 259 Nott avenue have gone to
Centerville, Sullivan County, where they will remain with Mr. GIBBONS until
Conductor Edward MALONE and Motorman Michael HEFFERNAN of Borden avenue who
are connected with the New York and Queens County Railway are away on a two
weeks' vacation which they are spending at Albany.
Henry KALISKI, of the dry goods firm of Marks & Kaliski, will sail on the
Campania Saturday for England. Mr. KALISKI will be accompanied by his wife
and family. They will be gone eight weeks and will visit London and Paris
and other points of interest.
Captain Robert CAMPBELL of the English steamship Indralema paid a visit to
his brother, James M. CAMPBELL, president of the Democratic Club, on
Tuesday. It was his first visit to New York in thirty-eight years. The
captain is the admiral of a fleet of tramp steamships running from England
to Australia, owned by the T.B. ROYDON Company of Liverpool. The company
has now opened a line from New York to China and Japan. A fleet of twelve
steamships will be used on this line. The Indralema is a fine ship, 360
feet long, built of steel, and is only four years old. Captain CAMPBELL is
a fine specimen of manhood, tall and muscular. He is jolly and the best of
company. His home is in Scotland.
The engagement of Miss Helen VON HUNERBEIN, daughter of Engineer Julius VON
HUNERBEIN and Mr. William ANNIS of Flushing is announced.
19 July 1898
A horse attached to one of the SEIBINGER brewery wagons had an attack of
staggers Monday afternoon on Jackson avenue, between Vernon avenue and Third
street. The driver unharnessed the animal and took him around to Dr. WRIGHT
for treatment, leaving the other horse standing in the street for an hour or two.
22 July 1898
Mrs. John P. McGRAW is spending the summer at Highview. She will remain
until about September 15th.
Mrs. J. CORDING and Miss Dora CORDING of Skillman avenue are in the Catskills.
Mrs. A.E. Turner and her son Layton are spending a few weeks at Huntington.
August H. BRESLOFF, Ph.G. is spending his vacation at the Delaware Water Gap, Pa.
Mrs. P.J. HANNIGAN and her children went to Iona Island last Saturday for a
few weeks' stay.
The Misses Anna and Catharine Waring of Dutch Kills will spend their
vacation in the Catskills.
Mrs. Robert McNULTY and Mrs. William McNULTY and their families will go to
Monticello next week.
Rev. W.W. WINANS and wife of Grace Methodist Episcopal Church are at
Hackettstown, N.J. on their vacation.
Frank and George FOSTER will go to Amityville on Saturday where they will
secure a boat and go on a two weeks' cruise.
John R. WOODILL of 251 Nott avenue, has arrived home from a three weeks'
vacation spent at Lima, O., and Washington, D.C., with his sister, Mrs. J.G.
NEUBAUER of Lima.
Mrs. William TREIBER of 556 Lockwood street is again slowly recovering from
a severe attack of illness of several weeks and her many friends hope for
her speedy recovery.
Mrs. M.L. DENNLER was at Ocean Grove during the week perfecting
arrangements for the annual meeting of the Woman's Foreign Missionary
Society, which will be held in the auditorium in August.
Mrs. Richard T. TURNER and Mrs. C.H. HARVEY and families have rented and are
now occupying for the season a cottage in the suburbs of Sing Sing. Mr.
TURNER will visit them on Saturday of each week.
J. Bennett HUNTER is building a neat two story frame house at 158 Hunter
avenue. It is rumored that it is to be a charming little bird cage and the
bird is to come well, that will be appropriate later. BENNETT will be in
the Badger State later on.
Mr. David I. BILL of Ardsley made a flying trip to this city on Wednesday to
see his father, Frederick BILL, of 71 Jackson avenue, who was seriously hurt
by the falling of the new flooring in the old sugar house on Kent avenue and
North Henry street, Williamsburg, on Tuesday. Mr. BILL fell with the
flooring, striking his spinal column on an iron girder. It is believed that
both legs are paralyzed. The family, who have resided here for over thirty
years, are well known throughout the city and have a legion of friends who
will sympathize with them in their hour of misfortune.
23 July 1898
A son was born a few days ago to Mr. and Mrs. Charles ZIEGLER.
Robert C. SMITH went to Idlewild, Orange County, Monday for a two weeks¹ vacation.
Mrs. HAMMEL and children from up the State are visiting William KORNRUMPF¹s
family on Fifth street.
H.F. CANDEE is acting as mail carrier between the post office and the mail
trains since Spence JOHNSTONE left to join the United States Army service.
E.H. OPITZ of Seventh street will take his family to Oquago on Lake
Chautauqua on Monday for a summer¹s outing. They will remain for four weeks.
Captain John F. KLIEN of the Seventeenth Separate Company, who is recruiting
for the Two Hundred and Third Regiment, has sent out circulars stating it is
his purpose to organize a company composed of Queens County men if possible.
Men who desire to enlist must be unmarried, between the ages of eighteen and
forty-five, and at least five feet six inches in height.
Dr.W.H. HERRIMAN of Long Island City on Monday removed a portion of a needle
for the foot of Mrs. Gus FRAHM of Fifth street. Mrs. FRAHM stepped on it
last November and part of penetrated the foot, although it was not suspected
at that time. Her foot continued to trouble her and an operation was
determined on. The blunt end of a sharp needle standing upright in the ball
of the foot was found and removed with some difficulty. Mrs. FRAHM is
Mrs. Gertrude JOHNSTONE, daughter of Mrs. S.M. JOHNSTONE, met with a painful
accident Friday afternoon which came near resulting seriously. As she was
crossing the street in front of the post office two boys who had had a fight
the night before were throwing stones at each other. One of them struck
Miss JOHNSTONE on the side of the head. She was picked up unconscious but
revived in a few minutes. Dr. S.A. WOOD dressed the wound. He said if the
stone had struck half an inch further down it would have instantly killed
her. There is considerable complaint of the boys who throw stones in the
street. People of the villages are constantly annoyed and no steps are
taken to put a stop to it. There is only one police officer on duty during
the day except on Sunday, and he cannot do much to stop it. If an officer
should be detailed especially to look out for these boys the practice might
be broken up.
25 July 18098
Attacked in the Woods.
An Aged Jamaica Woman Charges an Italian Boy with Attempted Assault.
A young Italian boy, not more than fourteen years of age, was arraigned in
Hunter¹s Point Police Court this Tuesday morning on a charge of heinous
assault in Phraner¹s woods, near South street, Jamaica on Monday afternoon.
The name of the boy is Philip MAZER and he lives in Jamaica, as does the
woman, whose name is Margaret HENDERSON. It appears that the woman was on
her way along Phraner avenue, through the woods, when the boy, as it is
charged, knocked her down. Her screams aroused people in the neighborhood
and they came to the rescue of the aged woman. It was with difficulty that
some of the men prevented others from lynching the boy, who was held until
the arrival of Officer CLARK, in whose custody he was placed and taken to
the Jamaica station house. He was arraigned before Justice CONNORTON and
pleaded not guilty. He was held in $1,000 bail for the grand jury. Mrs.
HENDERSON is a struggling widow, and has sons that are older than Philip MAZER.
Destroyed by Fire Early This Tuesday Morning.
One of the Oldest and Finest Landmarks in This Section of Long Island.
The old house on the Shore road universally known as the WOOLSEY mansion was
destroyed by fire early this Tuesday morning. The fire was discovered by F.
T. HALLETT, who was out on his bicycle. He rode to the burning building and
smashed some of the windows to arouse the inmates, if there should be any,
and then sent in an alarm.
The blaze had made great headway when the engines arrived. Astoria Engine
No. 62 was the first to reach the scene and was stationed at the corner of
Hoyt avenue from where 1,500 feet of hose were laid to the burning building.
Engine No. 63 from Steinway went down to the water¹s edge for the purpose of
pumping water from the East River. In spite of the efforts of the firemen
the building was soon all ablaze and they could do little except allow the
fire to burn out. The tide came in and the engine down at the river¹s edge
had to be moved. It was dragged up to the street by means of horses with
the assistance of men and boys who took hold of the ropes.
The house was a total loss.
There are various reports as to the contents of the house. There was one
report that it contained valuable pianos, paintings and other furnishings.
Some of the spectators looked through the windows at one end of the burning
building when they first arrived on the ground and said there was nothing in
those two rooms. From this it seems probable that the furnishings had been removed.
Mrs. Kate T. WOOLSEY who, after the death of the late Edward J. WOOLSEY, her
husband, lived in the house until a few months ago, is now spending the
summer season at Center Moriches.
The cause of the fire is unknown. There was some talk that it was of
incendiary origin and the purpose of covering up a robbery, but the police
take little stock in such rumors. It is doubtful if the house contained
anything worth carrying away at the time of the fire. The police estimate
the loss is $25,000, and they say it was covered by insurance. This
estimate is a very liberal one.
The old WOOLSEY house was one of the landmarks of Astoria. It was erected
about 1726, over 170 years ago, and had been in the possession of the
WOOLSEY family for several generations. The cut herewith presented is from
the "History of Long Island City," published last year, and is a very good
picture of the historical old structure.
29 July 18098
Battalion Chief SNOW has returned from this three weeks¹ vacation, which he
spent at Red Bank, N.J., and is again on duty at the Jackson avenue house.
As soon as he had returned, Battalion Chief C.D.F. LANE of the upper
district started on his vacation of three weeks. He has gone to Sullivan
County. Foreman George BROWN of Engine No. 63 is acting chief of the
district in his absence.
The firemen were allowed a week each, one from each company being absent at
a time. The first went away at the beginning of the month, and it will be
the middle of September before the last will have had their time off.
Ex-Chief DELAHANTY, who has been reinstated by the order of the court, has
not yet been assigned to duty, but expects to be in a few days, perhaps on
the first of the month. He has no idea what part of the city he will be assigned.
2 August 1898
Letter carrier William DELEHANTY and Miss Maggie DUNN, of Astoria, were
married at 6:30 Monday morning in the Church of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel.
Father TINNEY, the assistant to Father WALSH, officiated. The happy couple
started on their wedding trip immediately taking the 9 o'¹lock train for the
Catskills. They will be away two weeks.
3 August 1898
Fell Two Stories.
John RABEL, a boy of seven years, who lives at 55 Fifth street, while
playing on the stair banister this Wednesday morning about 9 o¹clock fell
over and down through the building to the first floor. Dr. P.H. BUMSTER was
called in and found that the boy¹s head was cut, but otherwise seemed to be
Mrs. Charles H. LEPHART and family of 19 Ely avenue, have gone to Upton
Lake, Duchess County, N.Y. for the balance of the summer.
Mrs. George RIPPERGER and children and Mrs. Phoebe HAMM went to Cairo
Tuesday for the balance of the summer. Postmaster RIPPERGER will spend as
much time with his family as his public and private business will permit.
Mrs. Sigmund STEINER and Miss Sadie STEINER of 140 Third street have gone to
Babylon for their summer outing.
Misses Dorothy and Elizabeth OHLANDT of 430 Sherman street, Astoria, are
spending the month of August at Divine Corners, Sullivan County, N.Y.
Miss Amy ARMSTRONG of 128 Elm street is spending a two weeks¹ vacation at
Result, Greene County, N.Y.
That Endless Chain.
The endless chain of Miss SCHENCK is still causing a deluge of letters at
the Babylon post office daily, and there is no appreciable diminution. The
count is no longer kept, but a sugar barrel and a large box are filled
daily. The MORGAN family, however, have been relieved of the work in
connection with the opening of the letters. That is now done under the
direction of a young woman representing Harper¹s Bazar. The management of
the Bazar made the proposition to Miss SCHENCK that they would do this work
in return for the privilege of copying the names and addresses of the
senders of the letters. Accordingly Mr. MORGAN¹s carriage house has been
converted into a sort of branch post office. There the letters are taken
and opened, the cash accounted for and the addresses copied. The work is
done by the Bazar¹s representative, who is assisted by six Babylon young
people and a man to do the heavy work. It is progressing rapidly and
systemmatically, but the end is by no means in sight. No statement of
receipts has been published yet, and how much money has been raised by Miss
SCHENCK for the Red Cross is still a matter of conjecture for all but a few.
The full statement will be made in due time, however.
6 August 1898
[Advertised Letters] 6 August 1898 Daily Star
The following letters remained uncalled for on Tuesday, August 4th:
Long Island City.
BRENNAN, Paul C.
STACY, Wm E
CUSHING, Frank W.
KEAN, Miss M
DUNOL, Mrs. Millery
ANDERSON, Alva W.
HAMILTON, Wm H.
RUSSELL & MONROE
HEYMANN, Miss Annie
KUHN, Mrs. T.
STEPHEN, Mrs. Mahala
TODD & MURPHY Co.
HAWKSHURST, Mrs. D.E.
HENDRICK, Mr. W.J.
DONNELLY, Wm. S.
LUTHER, Chas J.
CLANCEY, Mr. James
Standard Specialty Co.
KNIEP, Mrs. Anna
HAMEL, Miss Alpnonsine
BUSCH, Miss Bertha
HESSER, Mr. Chas.
STYLES, Wm M.
SLADE, Mr. Charles
PAULY, Frederick G.
DAHM & WESSELS
SPENCER, Mr. W.H.
SACHT, Mr. Wm H.
HAGGERTY, Mrs. Ellen F.
NOLAN, Mrs. Amelia
BROWN, Mrs. Elva
STEFFANS, Mrs. Catharine
GOTTLIEB & Son, L.
BUCK, Mrs. Hina
WILLIAMS, Miss Mary H.
BECKER, Mr. Louis
ARRED, Mr. John
KINZE & SCHLMEYER
JACKSON, A & W H
WEGHORST, W C
Robert C. SMITH is home from his summer outing.
Misses Jennie JONES and Katie HERTLE are spending a month at Granville.
A son was born on Thursday of last week to Mr. and Mrs. George OWEN.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Howard POST have gone to Idlewild, Orange County to remain
until September first.
Mrs. Otto A. GROEBER and Mrs. Charles RITTER are spending a few days with
friends in Risely, N.J.
Rev. and Mrs. Charles J. KEEVIL will go to Lakewood, Monday, for their
vacation. They will return to Woodside on the 26th inst.
Everitt HAYDEN who has been spending a number of weeks with Rev. and Mrs. C.
J. KEEVIL, will return to Quincy, Mass., this week.
Spence JOHNSTONE was in the hospital at Camp Black for two days last week.
He was threatened with fever, but succeeded in breaking it up and is all
Frank WOOD has returned from Greenwood Lake where he spent a month. Dr.
S.L. WOOD, who has been at the lake for the past two weeks, is expected to
return this week.
Mrs. WINTER, who has been spending a few days with her son, Rev. A.H.
WINTER, intended to return to Chicago this week, but has decided to remain
for the Mission Festival.
A horse owned by Benjamin MOORE, the Astoria banker, succumbed to the heat
last Friday afternoon at the corner of Jackson avenue and Eighth street. An
attempt was made to revive the animal but without success, and he died in a
Joseph COTTRELL of Woodside Heights had the third finger of his right hand
smashed on Saturday. He is an engineer in the power house of the
Metropolitan Traction Company in New York. He slipped on the oily floor and
caught his right hand in the belting. Besides the injury to the third
finger his hand was injured, but not seriously. He was taken to Bellvue
Hospital and after the injuries had been dressed he was able to come to his
home on Woodside Heights.
St. Sebastian¹s base ball team which made an enviable record last se3ason
reorganized last week for the present season. The players were assigned as
BORGES, Henry, left field
BORGES, Gus, short stop
ROMER, Joseph, catcher
ANDERSON, Axel, pitcher
REIS, James, first base
BULLOCK, James, second base
PETERSON, Joseph, third base
ALBERT, Richard, center field
PETERSON, Carl, right field
The boys are ready to meet any team of their size, that is averaging sixteen
years or less. They will play Saturdays. Games can be arranged by
addressing Henry BORGES or James BULLOCK at Woodside.
Astoria Red Cross Aid Society.
[for the service men in Cuba]
This society packed on Saturday, July 30th, two barrels and a box with the
following articles which they wish to acknowledge: Twenty negligee shirts,
eleven pajama suits, seventy nine pairs socks, 147 handkerchiefs, forth
three pairs pillow eases, thirty nine sheets, forty five towels, thirteen
surgical night shirts, four pairs drawers, seven undershirts, on suit
underwear, on sweater, on box soap, one pail crackers, three boxes wafers,
twenty five cans cocoa, two cakes Pear¹s soap, four packages malted milk
tablets, ten jars beef extract, twenty-one packages farina, four packages
tapioca, two packages prunes, five packages cereals, one bag meal, eighteen
jars jelly, ten cans soup, forty cans condensed milk, fourteen cans pears,
two cans peaches, two cans baked beans, fourteen pounds sugar, five pounds
tea, bottle lime juice.
Held for Assault.
John GILBERT of 125 Oakland street was held in $? Bail in Manhattan Avenue
Police Court on Thursday on a charge of assaulting Sebastian SEIBERT of 128
Norman avenue with a penknife, cutting his nose so badly that an ambulance
surgeon was summoned and it was necessary to take several stitches in the wound.
Rev. John MC GUIRE and Dr. J.B. KENNEDY are expected to return today from a
few days¹ stay at Saratoga.
Misses Agnes and Dora CORDING have gone to Laxawaxen, Pa.
Misses Adah L. and Agnes CLIFT and Miss Jennie M. STEVENSON are spending the
season at Ocean Grove.
Mrs. Jennie THOMAS went to Meadow Brook on Friday for a short stay.
Mrs. James H. BIRD and daughter of Prospect street have gone to Sullivan
County for the summer.
Counselor GREGG has returned from a four weeks¹ outing on the banks of Lake
Ontario and is settling down to his professional business again.
James R. RODMAN, Chief of the ???? of Elections for the Borough of Queens is
receiving congratulations over the fact that he is a grandfather. The happy
mother is Mr. RODMAN¹s daughter, Mrs. George R. LAWRENCE of Lathrop street.
P.J. CONNOLLY of 61 Fulton avenue, Astoria and Joseph R. MERRIMAN of
Whitestone are the only two persons in Queens Borough who successfully
passed the civil service examination for junior clerks held on June 2d, for
positions as junior clerk under the city. Both have been recently notified
that they were successful and are now on the eligible list.
John MC INTYRE of Astoria has just been appointed inspector of plumbing for
19 August 1898
Miss Camilla CUBA of New York City, who was spending her two weeks¹ vacation
with her friend, Miss Carrie SLADOVNIK of Sunnyside, has returned home.
Mr. Joseph SLENKERT of the Crescent is spending his vacation at the
Miss Carrie SLADOVNIK and Miss Ann HAVLINA of Sunnyside have gone to Asbury
for two weeks.
Mr. Charles SLADOVNIK of Sunnyside has returned home from his two weeks¹
vacation at Long Branch.
Miss Kate ROCKLIN of Astoria and Miss Beulah DEMAREST of Corona will start
on August 25th for their summer vacation to North Hector, Schuyler County,
at the north end of Seneca Lake. They will stop with Miss Ada TOWNSEND,
formerly of Corona, the adopted sister of Miss DEMAREST.
Miss Marie F. MAC INERNEY of 9 Flushing avenue is spending her vacation at
Rockland, Lake, N.Y.
Ex-City Treasurer and Mrs. Lucien KNAPP are stopping at the Seaside Hotel,
Mrs. W. J. BURNETT and Miss May BURNETT went to Lake George on Thursday.
Raleigh COSGROVE of La Salle, Ill., is visiting friends at 133 Third street.
John L. KLAGES and his three boys are spending two weeks with relatives at
144 East avenue.
Miss Annie GOODWIN of Trenton is spending two weeks with relatives at 144
Miss Angela L. HEANY of 917 DeBevoise avenue has returned from a three
weeks¹ vacation at Cairo, Greene County.
Miss T.L. HEANY of 917 DeBevoise avenue is at the United States Hotel, Far
Rockaway, in the company with Dr. J. MELVILLE and family for a three weeks¹
Mrs. Josephine R. GREEN of Grand avenue is spending August at Grand Gorge,
Delaware County. During September and October she will visit relatives in
the vicinity of Rhinebeck, Dutchess County.
Battalion Chief C.W.D. LANE returned on Monday from his vacation of three
weeks, and is on duty again at the headquarters of the upper district, near
the corner of Flushing and Steinway avenue.
Miss Mamie HUGHES of Hancock street has returned from her vacation.
Mrs. REDDINGTON with her family is home again from Rockaway Beach.
Ravenswood is again represented in the army of our country. William
BUTTERFIELD of Vernon avenue enlisted about a week ago and is now located at
Camp Black, preparing for garrison duty.
Hon. H. S. SANFORD and family will leave town on Friday for a short stay at
their cottage at Lake George. Their friends, who are legion in this section
wish them all possible enjoyment at Assembly Point.
Mr. Henry WIENCKE of Hamilton street made a flying trip to Newport recently
having some business to attend to and then remaining for a short time to
enjoy the ocean breezes and the beautiful country about the famous Rhode
Island summer resort.
St. Thomas Church will be closed during the early part of September. The
rector, Rev. W.H. WEEKS, accompanied by Mrs. WEEKS, Counselor H.T. WEEKS,
Mrs. H.S. FINCKE and child will leave town on Monday next for a two weeks¹
stay at Brookhaven, where they anticipate much pleasure on Great South bay
sailing and fishing.
John KELLY of No. 90 Berry street, a conductor on the crosstown line of the
Brooklyn Heights Railroad, was run down by a truck Thursday in front of the
carsheds, at Manhattan avenue and Box street. KELLY was standing beside his
car when the wagon, which is owned by Tompkins TUTHILL, of No. 92 Fulton
street, knocked him down. KELLY was taken to the Eastern District Hospital
suffering from contusions of the body and a severe scalp wound. The driver
Did Not Know His Mother.
Martin DRYDEN, the young boy who lives at 74 Seventh street, is still in a
critical condition at St. John¹s Hospital. Tuesday morning he did not
recognize his mother when she called although he appeared to be conscious
and talked to his nurses. Wednesday he recognized his mother when she was at
Mrs. J.W. HOBEN sent to the Red Cross Society a box of goods consisting of
eight pairs pajama pants, seven white sweaters, on dozen stockings, one
dozen fans, one box of soap, one white comfortable and four pillows for the
Montauk soldiers, the following ladies contributing to the box:
Mrs. J.W. HOBEN
Miss M. PETRY
Cards have just been received from Corapolis, Pa., announcing the marriage
of Miss Clemence KOPP, formerly of Ravenswood, to Mr. Charles F. WAGNER.
Miss KOPP had a host of friends in this city and will be well remembered for
her very fine playing of the violin. All join in wishing the bride a joyous
On Sunday, August 7th, Mr. William SWAN of Vernon avenue and Miss L. WIGBIG
of Manhattan were quietly married at St. Paul¹s Church, Sixtieth street and
Columbus avenue. Miss A. WOODS of Manhattan was bridesmaid and Mr. Frank
GRIBBINS of this city was the groom¹s best man. At the conclusion of the
ceremonies at the church the happy young couple started for Bound Brook
where they spend their honeymoon. Mr. and Mrs. SWAN will make their home on
Vernon avenue, where Mr. SWAN has resided for many years.
6 September 1898
Mrs. B.G. STRONG and Miss BLESSING have gone to Reading, Michigan, to attend
the wedding of Miss Lulu CURTIS, a niece of Dr. STRONG, and Mr. J. Bennett
HUNTER of Long Island City. The event takes place tomorrow.
Mr. and William TOTTEN are having an enjoyable time at Delaware Water Gap
stopping at the Kittatinny Hotel.
Charles TOTTEN is at Red Bank, boating and fishing.
John J. CONNORS is spending a vacation of two weeks at Little Falls, in the
Mr. and Mrs. Otto C. SPAETH went to Bridgeport this Tuesday morning for a
few days¹ stay.
President BOWLEY spent Labor Day at St. James.
Acting Sergeant WALSH who has been at the Flushing station for the last two
months, was on Saturday transferred to the Thirty-fifth Precinct. Acting
Sergeant LAKE of the Thirty-ninth Precinct has been sent to Flushing to take
Alvin DUNHAM, of Jamaica, an inspector in the employ of the Highways
Department has been suspended by Deputy Commissioner of Highways John P.
MADDEN on charges, pending an investigation.
Mrs. Rose HOGAN, a woman forty-eight years of age who lives in the bridge
house up on Borden avenue, was taken to St. John¹s Hospital this Tuesday
morning with a fractured skull. It was said at the hospital that the
fracture was caused by a blow to the head.
Charles HICKS, age twenty-eight, of 540 East Sixteenth street, New York, was
taken to St. John¹s Hospital Sunday evening from North Beach with some ugly
contusions on his head. The bruises were dressed and he was able to go to
his home. No cause was given for the wounds.
Albert GRESBECK, twenty years of age, of 1115 Myrtle avenue, Brooklyn was
taken to St. John¹s Hospital Sunday evening from Corona with his head and
face badly bruised and his right arm and shoulder hurt. The injuries were
Fell Off His Wagon.
John DRYER, a gardener, who lives near the corner of Jackson avenue and
Train¹s Meadow road, fell from a wagon as he was driving off a Thirty-fourth
street ferry boat Sunday afternoon. His head was badly cut and he was taken
to the Seventy-fifth Precinct Station House where the wound was dressed.
Michael RESTEVO 209 Madison street, Manhattan, and Joseph SUTRI of 1303
Amsterdam avenue, Manhattan were in the Hunter¹s Point Police Court this
Tuesday forenoon awaiting the arrival of Justice CONNORTON at 1:30 from
Flushing. It is charged by Officer John J. NOLAN, who arrested them on
Sunday at North Beach, that they were attempting to pass counterfeit paper
money on Fred FRANKLIN, keeper of a frankfurter stand. A special officer of
the United States Secret Service was present to take them into custody.
Burglary on Fourth St.
The top floor in the KELLY house at 123 Fourth street was entered by thieves
on Labor Day. They ransacked the flat, going into every part. It is on the
upper floor of the house and occupied by the family of M.E. THOMPSON. Mrs.
THOMPSON has been away for several weeks and Mr. THOMPSON was away Labor Day.
A house owned by Mrs. LEISCHMANN, near the corner of Middleburg avenue and
Van Buren street, caught fire on Saturday from some unknown cause and was
burned to the ground, together with the contents.
Sunday afternoon a bale of hay in a barn owned by F. KELLY at the corner of
Greenpoint avenue and Van Buren street caught fire.
A Close Call.
A Boat With Two New York Young Men In It Upsets.
Deputy Commissioner MADDEN and Three Other Brave L.I. City Boys Rescue Them
John and Will HENDRICKSON went to Patchogue a few days ago to see about
buying a boat. On Sunday they met the Hon. John P. MADDEN, who was a guest
of William WOODILL. The Messrs. HENDRICKSON invited Mr. MADDEN to go out
sailing with them. They went in a thirty-six foot sloop yacht which was
commanded by Captain JONES. They had all been to Water Island and had a
surf bath, and were boating back in a heavy wind and swampy sea when they
saw a small boat in which sat two young men. The catboat was beating
swiftly with the wind and the two men had lost all control over it.
Suddenly the boat was seen to capsize. The catboat was submerged and
indeed, the heavy sea was sweeping over the deck of Captain JONES¹ sloop.
The heads of the two young men were seen bobbing in the water.
"We must save those boys¹ lives," said Mr. MADDEN, and in this the other
occupants of the boat were fully agreed. The sloop was put about with
difficulty and was nearly swamped in the effort, and then they bore down
swiftly to the scene of the wreck. No other vessel was in sight, and the
wind and the sea was constantly rising. It was dangerous to remain on the
deck. Eyes were kept on the two bobbing heads, so that they would not be
lost. The two young men were finally pulled on board, and then one of them
collapsed from shear exhaustion. He was rubbed and whiskey was plentifully
poured down his throat and he finally revived. A tow line was fastened to
the overturned boat and an effort was made to tow her in to shoal water, but
the tow line broke and she went adrift and was lost. On reaching shore the
two young men stated that they had gone out from New York on their bicycles
and had ventured to add to the enjoyments and pleasures of the day by a sail
on the bay. Their brave and heroic rescuers neglected to ask them their
names. In fact Messrs. MADDEN and WOODILL and John and William HENDRICKSON
did not appear to think that they had done any more than they ought to have
done, but it is not everybody that would have risked their own lives in that
way. The two young men would have been drowned but for the timely aid
rendered by the Long Island City quartet.
Burned By Fireworks.
On the night of the celebration in honor of Captain RAFFERTY there was a
fireworks display at the corner of Broadway and Lockwood street as well as
in other parts of the city. A giant firecracker failed to go off. The next
day it was found by Harry J> KORFMANN, the nine year old son of Supervisor
KORFMANN, and Otto STERN, another boy of the same age, who lives on Lockwood
street. Their curiosity to see what was inside led them to dissect it.
After cutting away the cover they found the powder which they placed in a
tin pan. The boys were sitting down on the ground both facing the pan,
which was between them. One of them lighted a match and dropped it into the
pan and an explosion followed. Both the boys were frightfully burned about
the face, neck and hands. Harry KORFMANN was the most severely injured of
the two. He was attended by Dr. A.J. ANDERSEN, who bandaged up his head so
that even his own father would not have known him. They will both recover.
A somewhat similar accident happened at the corner of Twelfth street and Ely
avenue on the night of the parade. Someone was shooting off Roman candles
and threw away the stump of one. Willie CONKLIN, the ten year old son of 1
Thompson avenue, picked up the stump and began to dig into it. Then he put
his hand over it as it lay on the ground and touched a lighted match to it.
It went off right into his face, burning it to a blister. A physician
attended him. He lives with his grandmother on East Eighty-ninth street and
came to Long Island City a week ago to stay a few days.
8 September 1898
Mr. Carl WOOD, looking as brown as a berry, has returned from Lake George,
having enjoyed his outing thoroughly.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. BURDEN, have returned from their pretty little home
on Vernon avenue after a four days¹ trip to Niagara Falls, through St.
Lawrence river and among the Thousand Islands and other points of interest,
thoroughly enjoying every hour they were away.
Mr. Charles SANDERSON, who recently made a trip to England, arrived home on
Wednesday afternoon looking as well as can be, evidently the ocean voyage
going [doing?] him great good. In his travels through England he found keen
interest was being taken in all our navy and army successes, indeed as much
is evidenced there as by ourselves at home.
Mr. R.F. HERRIMAN of Astoria has returned home after being away seven weeks.
Mrs. William REDLICH of Hopkins avenue has returned home after spending a
few weeks in Connecticut visiting friends in several cities of that State.
Mrs. William FAXON sailed on the Troy line steamer at 6 o¹clock on Wednesday
evening for her home in that city. When she came to Astoria it was her
intention to remain at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. M. FREUND, 116 Elm
street, two or three days, but upon her arrival she was so delighted with
her surroundings, together with the hospitality of her friends, that she
concluded to remain longer, and it was close on to three weeks when she
reluctantly departed much to the regret of her friends. Mrs. FAXON was
highly pleased with the various seaside resorts in and around New York, and
she was constantly on the go, seeking some place of amusement within the
limits of the greater city. Through the efforts of her friends she visited
almost every place where the pleasure could be found and few places were
missed. She returns to Troy much improved in health, having been under the
professional care of Dr. PLATT.
Deputy Commissioner of Bridges John E. BACKUS went to Niagara Falls last
week and remained over Labor Day.
Deputy Chief of Police E.P. CLAYTON started on a vacation of three weeks on
Wednesday. During his absence his duties will be performed by Deputy Chief
McLAUGHLIN of Brooklyn.
Slight Fire in Astoria.
A slight fire occurred a little before 10 o¹clock this Thursday morning in
the two story frame building at 319 Kouwenhoven street. It is owned and
occupied by Frederick ENLINGER. The loss was small.
Frederick MISHKA, twenty four years old, of 765 Ely avenue, accidentally
shot himself in the right leg above the knee while cleaning and reloading a
revolver this Thursday morning at his home. He was attended by Dr. C.N.PLATT.
Matthew BROWN was overcome by the heat at Erbe¹s Pavillion, North Beach,
Tuesday and taken to St. John¹s Hospital.
9 September 1898
Mrs. George RIPPERGER and family have returned from a five weeks¹ stay at
Cairo in the Catskills.
George J. RYAN has been spending the past three weeks, except business
hours, at Far Rockaway.
The Misses Laura STYLES and Minnie E. ASKEY, with Wesley B. LEACH, E.N.
STYLES, and G. MERGATROYD of New York city, have returned home after an
enjoyable two weeks¹ trip in the Adirondacks.
Mrs. T.S. PAYNTAR of Astoria, accompanied by her sister, Mrs. BERRY and two
daughters, started up the Hudson last Saturday morning, stopping at
Poughkeepskie, Washington Hollow and Fishkill. Misses Clara and Etta
returned home on Monday evening. The others are to make a two weeks¹ stay.
12 September 1898
A Driver Hurt.
Patrick MURPHY of 69 Borden avenue, a driver of one of Kavanagh & Co¹s
trucks, was hurt in a trolley accident last Friday about 11 o¹clock. He was
returning from Jamaica and turned out of Jackson avenue into Van Alst avenue
to drive over to the stable on Borden avenue when an uptown trolley car
struck a rear wheel and he was thrown to the ground. He was shaken up and
bruised. He was taken to St. John¹s Hospital.
Home on Furlough.
Private DUGGAN of the Sixty-ninth Regiment who lives on Seventh street, near
Vernon avenue, arrived home Sunday morning on a furlough and will be in Long
Island city for a few days. The regiment is now stationed at Huntsville,Ala.
14 September 1898
Return to England.
Mrs. Robert NEWSTEAD, who for many years resided at 120 Elm street, but
recently of One Hundred and Thirty-fifth street, Manhattan, visited her
numerous friends on Tuesday to bid them goodbye, as she sails for the land
of her birth Nottingham, England this Wednesday. Mrs. NEWSTEAD has been
ailing for the past year or two and believes the change will do her good.
Her husband will sail somewhere about the holidays, after disposing of his
property. They will make Nottingham their permanent residence hereafter.
15 September 1898
John STANESKY of Aqueduct and Miss Catharine STEPHAUCK of Maspeth were
married in Hunter¹s Point Police Court on Thursday by Justice CONNORTON.
The witnesses were Counselors DARMSTADT and BEEMAN.
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.
16 September 1898
Mrs. J.B. KENNEDY has been visiting friends in Connecticut this week.
Miss Allie LYON and Miss Maggie GREEN of Northville are visiting at the home
of Captain Harry REX, 204 Jackson avenue.
Mrs. Henry BURDEN, and Miss Margie, daughter of Theron H. BURDEN have
returned from Palenville, where they have been spending the summer.
Charles BRESLOFF of Borden avenue has returned home from a visit to his
sister¹s at Lebanon, Ohio. While there he attended the G.A.R. encampment at
Cinncinatti with Mr. B.J. MAC GOWAN of Astoria, and returning stopped at
Mr. William SAUERBERY, leader of the Musical Quartet of Astoria, returned
home this week from Massachusetts, where he was stopping for several weeks.
While there he combined business with pleasure, representing a large candy
house in Manhattan Borough and participating a number of social events.
Mr. John SMITH the builder of Radde street, who was considerably bruise and
battered by a fall from his wheel while returning from Poughkeepsie a few
weeks ago, has recovered sufficiently to be about and attend to his business
once more. Although he received a cut extending from the lower lip half way
down the neck, which required twelve stitches to draw it together, the wound
has healed so nicely that it is hardly perceptible.
Judge L.N. MANLEY has returned from Old Forge in the Adirondacks. The Judge
is much improved in health and is looking as well as ever. He is, however,
suffering from his annual attack of hay fever and may take another trip to
the country on that account.
George SCHWEIKART has gone to the White Mountains to break up an attack of
21 September 1898
P.O. MUNDT, the letter carrier, won the one mile bicycle race for
championship of the Post-Office Department at the Firemen¹s Carnival at
Berkley Oval on Saturday. He was presented with an elegant gold medal. He
came in ahead of his competitors by twenty-five yards.
George WASHINGTON, a colored inmate of the poorhouse of the town of
Hempstead, celebrated his alleged one hundred and twenty-seventh birthday a
few days ago. As guests at his birthday party he had twenty-nine friends.
They were all cripples and all past the threescore mark as to age. The
choicest dinner that the place afforded was provided George WASHINGTON and
his friends. He is a wonderfully active man, and declares that he has a
distinct recollection of things that occurred 110 years ago.
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