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C a n a 3 s l a t v J > i f n r m c r . VOL. LXXXV. JAMAICA, NEW TORK CITY, SEPTEMBER 23. 1905. NO. 82 PLYMPTONJS JAILED Veteran Actor Charged With Murderous Assault or Con­ fidential Servant. WAS RESULT OF AN ARGUMENT Became Prominent as a Member o1 Mary Anderson’s Company and Sinco Has Been Regarded as a Star—Vic­ tim Has Fractured Skull, With Small Chance of Recovery, Plymouth, Mass., Sept. 22. — Eben Plyiuptnii, the well known actor, is lit jail here charged with murderous as sault on Captain George Martin ol New York, who lias long heen in tin employment of Plymptou as a eonti dential servant. Martin is in the Mas saehusetts General hospital at Bostoi with a fractured skull. The chance, are against his recovery. The trouble occurred a t the Plymptoi summer home last Saturday aud was the result of an argument, the cause ot which is unknown. After a few hlowt had heen struck Plympton grabbed e heavy club and, it is charged, beat Martin into a state of unconsciousness with blows on tbe head. Struck In Self Defense. The police have bteu uuahle to get a connected story of the affair. Plymp ton says he strnck in self defense, ami Martin has at no time regained con­ sciousness long enough to tell of tin trouble. Plympton Is fifty-two yearn old and Martin about sixty. Eben Plympton lam been well knowi as a romantic actor for more than c quarter of a century. -He was born in Boston. In the early eighties he be came prominent as a member of Miss Mary Anderson’s company, playim Mercutio iu her production of \Romer and Juliet,” He accompanied Miss An derson on her first tour in England and remained there as leading man to Mrs. Langtry. Since then he has heen re garded as a star, often appearing a’ the head of his own companies. Car Hurts Escaped Lnnatie. As a crowded trolley car of the Jack­ son avenue line bound for Flushing from Long Island City was passing the sanatorium on Jackson avenue on Fri­ day, a man wearing the uniform of the place ran out from behind a clump of bushes and stood between the tracks. The motorman put on the brakes, and just as the car reached the man he stepped to one side and grabbed the handrail. He was jerked off his feet, but man­ aged to retain his hold and was dragg­ ed abont fifty feet. Then he dropped into the street. His clothing were al­ most torn from his body and he was badly cut and braised. Warden De Rragga of the county jail and Patrol­ man Putts, who were on the car, pick­ ed the man np and carried him to the sanatorium. They were imformed at the office that the man belonged there and that he had_ escaped only a few minutes before. Insurance Inquiry Did it. Herman Winchel, of Hempstead, agent of a life insurance company, at­ tempted to hang himself at his home Thursday night in a most sensational manner on the porch of his residence. Mr. Winchel was worried over the in­ surance investigation, which had in­ jured his business, and this combined with other money losses made him ex­ tremely melancholy and probably par­ tially insane at the time of his act. He had heen sitting in a hammock when, suddenly cutting ont a portion of the strings fie tied them about his neck and swung from the porch. He was in clear view of all passing on the street, hut none noticed him hanging until his wife came out. She screamed and aroused the neighborhood. W. A. Howell cut down the body and Win­ chel was revived by physicians. Glen Cove Bailroad Approved. A certificate of authority has been granted by the State Board of Railroad Commissioners to the Glen Cove Rail­ road Company to build its proposed road, five miles in length, from Glen Cove to Sea Cliff. The company has a capital of §50,000, and it is to be op­ erated as an electric road in the inter­ est of the Long Island Railroad Com­ pany. Sneak Thieyes Rob Hospital Nurses. A sneak thief visited the nurses’ home of the Nassan Hospital, Mineola, on Tuesday and seyeral watches, rings and other jewelry and more than §100 in cash were taken. The building was entered while the night nurses slept and the day nurses were on duly in the hospital bnilding. Small Fire in Flushing. Fire occurred Friday night on the top floor of the two-story frame dwell­ ing at 1G4 Golden avenne, Flushing, owned hy Patrick White, dameging th© building §309. PLANS OF TH E NEW MAP Jamaica Will be a Different Looking Place iu the Sweet By and By. There was published in this paper last week an article on the new topo­ graphical map for the westerly half of the town of Jamaica, showing some of the changes to be made in the high­ ways. Since then additional informa­ tion has been gleaned from the map In the new lay-out of the streets HilP side avenue is continued westerly from it intersection at Myrtle avenne. The new extension shows a widening of Orchard avenue to seventy feet. This avenue runs under the Rockaway Divi­ sion of the Long Island Railroad until it strikes what is now Brandon avenue, then continuing westerly and abont fonr hundred feet north of Jamaica avenne to Drew avenue, which is three hundred feet east of the Borough line, or what is now Dexter Park. Another street called Ashland avenue runs along the boundary line of Forest Park until it intersects Myrtle avenne, the continuation of this street being what is now Central avenue to Metropolitan avenue, Central avenue being depress­ ed so that it will go under the Rich­ mond Hill Branch of the Long Island Railroad,being continued to Metropol­ itan avenue. On account of the large number of buildings and the money expended for the improvement of Jamaica avenue, it was deemed advisable to disturb it as little as possible, and so it was left in its jwesent condition. Etna street, in Brooklyn, has been extended to what is now Woodhaven avenue. Ridgewood avenue, in Brook­ lyn, has been extended parallel with Atlantic avenue from the city line to Van Wyck avenue, this street being one hundred feet wide. It will be de­ pressed under the Rockaway Branch of the Long Island Railroad: also un­ der the Hopedale Branch of the Long Island Railroad, and will strike Jamai­ ca avenue abont where Shelton avenue now ends in the village of Jamaica. This latter street should become a very valuable thoroughfare, as it will be a very direct route from the village of Jamaica to Brooklyn. Fnlton street, in Brooklyn, has been extended paral­ lel with Atlantic avenue from the Brooklyn Borough line to Spruce street, this street being seventy feet in width. Atlantic avenne remains as it is at present, one hundred and twenty feet wide. University Place has been extended from the Brooklyn City line to Grant avenue, where there is a reverse curve to old Concord street, and then an­ other reverse curve to Hamilton street, where it becomes the continuation of Chichester avenue, which latter avenue runs directly into the village of Jamaica. A portion of this street is sixty feet wide, while the balance is sixty six. Grafton avenne, in Woodhaven, has been extended and widened from the Brooklyn City line to Grant avenue, where a reverse curve has been put in to connect with Beaufort avenue, which runs into the village of Jamaica. A portion of this street is sixty feet wide, while the balance is sixty six. Broadway has been left as it is at present, eighty feet wide. Belmont avenue has been extended from Liber­ ty avenue to Yan Wyck avenue, it be ing seventy-five feet wide throughout its length. Sutter avenue in Brook­ lyn has been extended in a straight line to Ocean avenne. A number of cross streets are shown on the map. The Rockaway road from the city line to Atlantic avenne has been widened from fifty to eighty feet, and from Atlantic avenue to Liberty avenue it has been widened to one hundred feet. From Liberty avenne to Ocean ave­ nue, as far as the map is complied, it is one hnndred and fifty feet wide. Woodhaven aveuue, from Atlantic ave­ nue to Myrtle avenue, has been straightened and widened to eighty feet. Lefferts avenne, from Jamaica avenue north to Division avenue, is widened to eiglitj- feet,this being done to make connection with the Rockaway system or boulevard. In Dunton, Washington avenue has been widened from Chestnut street to Chichester avenue to one hundred feet, and provision made in the grades to tnnnel under the tracks of the Long Island Railroad oh permissible street grades. This plan will give nine con­ tinuous thoroughfares from the village of Jamaica ito the Oity of Brooklyn, aud between Liberty avenue and Forest Park. Laborer Crushed to Death. Stanislaus Brodsky, ago 40 years, a laborer residing at 70 Box street, Greenpoint, was killed Friday by being squeezed between two freight cars at the foot of Sixth street in Long Island City. He was working on the railroad tracks near where the accident happened and in some way got be­ tween the cars and was crushed before he eould esoapo. DEGROOT ARRAIGNED. United Brotherhood of Carpenters Ex press Opposition to His Nomination. One of the reasons that Mr. De Groot had for not seeking a renomination to the Assembly last year was that the laboring element was opposed to him. Another was his association with John B. Merrill in an attempt to pull a mil­ lion dollars out of the people’s pockets, of which Merrill would have received $100,000. The people took pleasure in smashing DeGroot for Senator last year, and they will take pleasure in smashing him again if he is named for Assemblyman. The mere mention of DeGroot’s name for Assemblyman has aroused laboring people against him. At a special meet­ ing of Local No. 901, United Brother­ hood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, held at its headquarters, Frey’s New Century Hall, Woodhaven, on Tuesday evening, September 12, 1905, the following resolutions were un­ animously adopted: Whereas, Our attention having been called to the fact that former Assembly­ man William A. DeGroot is aspring to receive the nomination for Member of Assembly of the 2d District of Queens at the coming Assembly Convention, and Whereas, The said Wm. A. DeGroot has been opposed to organized labor and has done considerable to re­ tard the progress of same, be it there­ fore Resolved, That this organization protest against the proposed nomina­ tion of Wm. A. DeGroot for Member of Assembly, as it would be a detri­ ment to organized labor; and be it further Resolved, That a copy of these reso­ lutions be forwarded at once by the secretary to the County Central Com­ mittee for their consideration and also to the various delegates to the Assem­ bly Convention and local newspapers, as well as to the various Locals in the Borough of Queens. Signed in behalf of Local 901: Geo. A. Lynch, President, Geo. W. Dow, Secretary. Devery and Merrill. On the subject of Republican Fusion nominations the World says: “Former District-Attorney John B. Merrill, who subpoenaed Chief Devery before the Queens County Grand, Jury and kept him sitting all day in a dark hallway, is spoken of as the combina­ tion candidate for District-Attorney of Qneens County.” Merrill boasted that he did this to Devery, who was chief of police at the time, and it was a nasty, malicious thing to do. Merrill didn’t like Devery just then. There was a hitch between them over affairs at Rockaway Beach. The hitch was straightened out by Devery to Merrill’s satisfaction. There­ after, Merrill went visiting to Devery’s house at Rockaway Beach and ate his meat and drank his wine. What else they did is a secret between them— perhaps. Where is John Street? Efforts are being made to learn the whereabouts of John Street, formerly of Madison avenue, Flushing, who has been missing since 1892. He left Flushing that year to attend the Chica­ go World’s Fair and later wrote to re­ latives in Flushing that he was on his way home, bnt he never arrived. About the time he was supposed to be homeward bound there was a wreck on the railroad between Chicago and New York and his relatives fear that he was one of those who was killed and buried unidentified. The efforts to locate John Street are of importance at the present time, for the estate of his father, George Street, cannot be ^settled by his sister, Mrs. J ohn McKenna, until the missing son’s whereabouts are known or proof can be produced of his death. The estate amounts to several thousand dollars. Found Burglar in His Room. James W. Cain, of Bay Side, was awakened at 2;30 Monday morning and found a burglar in his room. He reach­ ed for his revolver and the burglar turned and fled. In his flight he drop­ ped his hat and a club about two feet long. Later Mr. Cain fonnd that the burglar had taken §5 from his clothing and two watches and a small sum of money from the room of Arthur Rapel- yea, a member of the Cain family. Old Wyckoff Farm Sold. Philip Steingotter and Charles Stntz have bought of Maria Wyckoff, execu­ tor of Henry L. Wyckoff, a 20 acre tract, in the westerly portion of the town of Jamaica, extending from Brooklyn’s Forest Park on the north te Jamaica avenne on the sonth. This is the last of the acreage tracts in that section, and it is said that it brought §109,090. A purchase money mortgage of §70,000 was given in part payment. Conklin’o Cough Balm cures cdkls, JAMAICA B R E V ITIES. Short Stories of the Local Happenings of the Week. Mr. and Mrs. S. B. Blessing, of Dal­ las, are the guests of Mrs. H. A. Kerr, of Herriman avenue. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas S. Rider, of Union Hall street, returned home Friday from their visit to Denver. Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Ryder, of Union Hall street, who have been spending a fortnight in New Jersey, returned home Saturday. Robert H. Davis, for four years a roundsman in the Jamaica Police pre­ cinct, was on Friday made sergant and sent to the precinct at Glendale. Douglas Bessemer, who has been spending a few weeks with his mother, Mrs. Abram Bessemer, of Union Hall street, returned to Cripple Creek on Saturday. John P. B. Peto, of Shelton avenne and Myrtle street, died at Keen Yalley in the Adirondacks on Friday from tuberculosis. He was 49 years old and leaves a widow and four children. At 8:30 o’clock Sunday evening fire occurred in the one-story frame bnild­ ing at Rockaway Junction owned by the Long Island Railroad Company and used as a storehouse, causing dam­ age of §200 to building and §100 to con­ tents. Seymour J. Warren, of Union Hall street, started Wednesday on a ten days’ vacation. Two fine new houses for sale in Eastwood, Jamaica; 8 aud 10 rooms, with 2 lots each. Terms §500 down and balance monthly same as rent. Prices reduced to make a quick clean np, as everything else is sold. Apply to JAS. JAY SMITH, 355 Fulton Street, Jamaica. Reformed Dutch Chnrch Notes. The annual business meeting of the Yonng People’s Society for the election of all officers for the ensuing year and the transaction of matters relating to the conduct of the society will be held Friday evening at eight, and will be immediately followed by a reception and musicale given by the social and literary committees. The choir will meet Saturday evening at 8 o’clock to rehearse Sunday’s mns­ ic and to prepare the “Song of Miriam,” a sacred cantata by Franz Schubert, for the quarterly musical service, Sun­ day, Oct 1st. At the 10:30 o’clock Sunday morning service the Pastor will preach a brief sermonette to the members of the Children’s Leagne, and a serman to the adults. In the evening he will deliver an address on “The Spiritual Derelict, ” a subject suggested by the romance of the sea. The music for the day will be: Or­ gan, prelude in G, Rink; anthem, “Te Deum,” Kotzschmar; anthem, “While the Earth Remaineth,” Maun­ der; organ, Allegro in G, Merkel; So­ prano solo, “The Lord is My Light,” Allitsen; anthem, “Sun of My Soul,” Adam; organ, andante in G Minor, Duncan; anthem, “King all Glorious,” Barnby; organ, Postlude in A Flat, Frost. Death of .i unes J. Pyne. James J. Pyne a life long resident of Jamaica, died at his home on Dngan street Tuesday morning after a long illness from consumption, aged 47 years. He was for several years Town Clerk of the town of Jamaica, and for many years a clerk in the County Clerk’s office under John H. Sutphin. Funeral services were held at St. Monica’s chnrch on Thursday morning, which were largely attended. The Veteran Firemen’s Association, of which the deceased was a member, at­ tended in a body. The interment was in St. Monica’s Cemetery. Court of Special Sessions. Judges Fleming, Keady and Court­ ney held a court of special sessions at the Town Hall, Jamaica, on Tuesday. Amelia Volz, charged by Barbara Seigel of Flushing avenne, Jamaica, with stealing ribbons and laces valued at §5, pleaded guilty. She had been in Jail fourteen days and was paroled in the custody oi the Probation Officer. George Doelk, charged withendan- dangering the morals of Barbara, Julia and Laura Boscher, of Ridgewood, was sentenced to fonr months in the Kings County Penitentiary. Jamaica Telephone Exchange* The New York and New Jersey Tele­ phone Company has prepared plans for a four story and basement telephone exchange building of brick, with stone trimmings, to be built in Jamaica, on tbe east side of Hardenbrook avenne. The new building will be 64 by 48 feet 3 inches, and will be 65 feet 2| inches in height from the curb level. Tho cost o f tho building will not b© far from §89,609, B IG AFFA IR OJS PAPER. Traction Company Chartered at Al­ bany, With §10,000,000 Capital. The Manhattan and Long Island Railroad Company has been incorpo­ rated with the Secretary of State, to operate in Greater New York and on Long Island. It will be an electric road, running over Blackwell’s Island bridge from Borough of Manhattan, to Long Island City, and also from the terminus of that bridge in Long Island City to a connection with the subway to be constructed under Jackson ave­ nue, Long Island City, and under the East River, opposite Thirty-fourth street, Manhattan. The road will extend from near the terminus of the Blackwell’s Island bridge in Long Island City to Wood- side, Corona, East Elmhurst, Luona Park to Flushing Creek; thence by an elevated structure over Flushing Creek and along Broadway to Bayside; throngh Douglaston and Little Neck to the city line; thence to a point near the Long Island Railroad station at Great Neck, and so on to Manhasset, Roslyn, Glenhead, Sea Cliff, Glen Cove, Locust Yalley, Oyster Bay, East Norwich, Cold Spring, Huntington and Northport; also a branch from Flushing to College Point; also a branch from Flushing to Whitestone, with branch routes to run from the main line, near Roslyn Highlands, northerly to Port Washington, and from Roslyn to Mineola; also from Locust Yalley to Bayville; also from East Norwich to Hicksville and across to Amityville. The capital stock is §10,000,000. No well known capitalists are connected with this enterprise. Fell Into Sea While Crossing Bar. Thomas Cato, 42 years old, and Niel Berger, 45 years old, of Long Island City, were drowned Snnday while re­ turning from a fishing trip off East Rockaway. The men were members of a fishing club and had gone out for a day’s sport in the auxiliary sloop Rosa Bell, Captain George Wilson. As the yacht was coming over the bar at the mouth oi Debs Inlet the captian warned three men who were sitting in the yawl boat, which was suspended by davits over the sloop’s stern of the danger cf their position. They failed to heed his warning, and as a result two of the three lost their lives. A big wave struck the sloop, throw­ ing her stern out of the water. As she settled the yawl was filled and the weight of the water, added to that of the three men, caused the davits to give way and boat and occupants were thrown into the sea. One of the men succeeded in catching the sheet rope and was hauled on board and resusci­ tated. The others sank and no trace of their bodies wasfound. The drown­ ed men were married and each leaves five children. Queens Leads in School Growth. The reports which Superintendent Maxwell has received from the District School Superintendents all over the city as to registration in the public schools show that Queens Borough schools have a greater percentage of increase in registration than any other Borough. According to the figures, there were registered on Monday in the elementary schools of Queens 35,819 pupils, which is an increase of 3,362 over last year. The percentage of this increase is 10.36—almost twice as much as the percentage in either Brook­ lyn or Bronx Boroughs, and four times as great as that of Manhattan. The nearest rival to Queens in the matter of this school growth is Richmond, where the registration increased 6.05 per cent. The total registration in high schools at the opening was 23,938, an increase of 1,263 over the opening day in 1904. Racing on the Speedway. The races at Engeldrum’s Speedway Inn, on Hillside avenue, last Saturday, drew together one of the best fields of horses that ever raced over the road. Some of the heats were almost dead ones. There were six entries in each class. Free for all: W iltona (Flaherty) ............................1 2 2 1 Tom Sherlock (Sm ith)...................................4 1 3 2 Blue W ine (Boyce) ......................................... 5 4 1 3 Rose H. (W right) ............................................ 2 3 4 4 Mary N. W atts (May) .................................... 6 5 5 dr Isaac (M u n z) 6 G The 2:30 class was very interesting, requiring five heats to decide and fin­ ish was very close. BiUyC. (Munz) .......................................... 1 2 2 1 1 A d rastus (Moore) ..................................... 2 1 1 4 4 Sandy ( W r i g h t ) . .. .... ........................... 3 3 3 2 2 Mildred A. (Collison) .............................. 4 4 4 3 3 Cathedra (Looney) .................................. 5 5 6 5 5 K itty Bard ................................ 6 New Job for Letter Carrier. State Comptroller Kelsey has an­ nounced the appointment of James E. Roe, of Flushing, as transfer clerk in the Queens County Surrogate’s office. The salary is §1,000 per year. Mr. Roe was a letter carrier in Flushing for ten years. He was endorsed for tho now position by Surrogate Daniel Noble. EARNING MOKE MONEY. Railroad Company Shows Quarter Mil­ lion Gain in Gross Earnings. The twenty-third annual report of the Long Island Railroad, published Thursday, is for the period of six months ended December 31, 1904, the fiscal year having been changed from June 30 to December 31 and the last annual report having been issued as of June 30. For the period of six months there is an increase of §247,959 in gross earnings, the totalfootingnp to §4,118,- 816. As the expenses increased only §50,290 and the increase in fixed charges was more than offset by an increase in other income, the net income for the six months is greater by §203,003. An increase in capital account of§300, - 665 is shown, which was caused by var­ ious expenditures, chief among them being the passenger terminal at Lon g Island City and new right of way and real estate. The report says that the congregation in the passenger terminal at Long Island City has been greatly relieved. About §10,000 has been spent since the last report upon Brooklyn grade crossing improvement. The balance sheets shows an in­ crease of §504,848, which was spent on the Atlantic avenue improvements. More than §600,000 was spent during the six months in the work of fitting with electricity the line in and around Long Island City. Electric service will be installed early in the summer. The balance sheet shows that the Long Island holds §707,212 more stocks of other companies then it did six months [ago. There have been issued since .the last annual report §2,200,000 refunding mortgage bonds, which were used to take np §1,200,000 of unified bonds held by tbe public and §1,000,000 of the same bonds held in the treasury. Of the §1,000,000 re­ funding mortgage bonds which thus came into the treasury, a portion was used in the purchased from the Corbin estate of their holdings in the stock of the New York. Brooklyn and Manhat­ tan Beach Railway. The Democratic Primaries. The democratic primaries were held last Tuesday evening and everywhere there was good natured competition. A battle royal was fought in Far Rock­ away between the Crowin and Powers factions and Powers won. The dele­ gates chosen from Jamaica areas fol­ lows: City Convention—John Fleming, Frederick W. Dunton, Daniel Noble, Burt J. Humphrey, Walter H. Bunn, Carl Yogel, P. J. Mara, Luke J. Con- norton, John F. Rogers, D. L. Van Nostrand. Emil Witzel, R. H. Wil­ liams. County General Committee—George H. Creed, Leonard Ruoff, jr., John H. Eldert, Frederick Biehle, William B. Dooley, P. J. Mara, Dennis O’Leary, H. S. Harvey, William Baumert. County and Borough Convention— John B. Reimer, J* J. Dugan, Richard F. Caffrey, Frank Ryan, James Leddy, Joseph Wittmann, James W. Cain, Thomas Fox, Edward Dooley, James P. Clark, James Ryan, William F. Backley, J.J. MeGloskey, sr., Henry J. Wehle, P. Edward Rausch, Dennis O’Leary, Jacob Haubeil, John Prende- ville, Thomas Dowling, jr., Frederick B. George, Luke Otten, William J. McMahon. Assembly Convention—Edward J. Kielly, Thomas J. Loulen, George Rawlins, George Herrmann, Peter F. Albrecht, ^Joseph J. Natter, Henry Bath, Frederick Becker, William Hart­ man, William S. Doyle, Joseph Fitz­ patrick, John C. Cole, Frank Knab, Edward Malone, William Rasquin, jr., James McElroy, Joseph Millang, Henry H. DeRaney, Alvin H. Warnke, jr., Joseph G. Matthews. Republican Primaries. The Repulican primary elections held on Tuesday, passed off pleasantly. The old Sweeney faction in Flushing was routed, and in Long Island City Ripperger beat Bennett. The results in Jamaica were as follows: Delegates to City Convention —Henry Willet, William F. Wyckoff, William J. McGahie, William A. Beadle, John Holmes, William W. Gillen, Leander B. Fab8r, C. L. Carpenter, Harry I. Latimer, John Dayton, Frederic Storm, Henry W. Baldwin, G. Webster Peck. Members of Connty Committee— Leander B. Faber, Ernest E. Willet, Samuel D. Nutt, John W. Demarest, William H. White, Warren B. Ash- mead. The list of delegates to the several conventions has not been compiled. Woman Hurt by Automobile. At 5:30 o’clock Snnday afternoon as Mrs. Harriet Phelps, of Brooklyn, was crossing Fulton street near Flashing avenue, Jamaica, she was strnck and knocked down by an automobile driven by William F. Willmonth, of Manhat­ tan, and received a severo ecalp wound. She was attended by Dr. MeLaid ol St, Mary’s Hospital and remained there. Willmonth wm arrested. AMONG THE CHURCHES. Doings of the Various Religious Bodies Throughout the Island. St. Brigid’s Catholic church at West­ bury is to have a parish hall and a good part of the §8,000 necessary to erect and furnish the building has been subscribed; The Rev. William F. McGinnis, rector of the church, is planning to equip the hall with bowl­ ing alleys, a library and other neces­ sary adjuncts. T-he Rev. Frank Malven, pastor of the Reformed Church at College Point, left Saturday for Cochran Village, a town in Chester County, Pa., where he will assume pastoral charge of a Presbyterian Church. Bishop McDonnell will administer the sacrament of confirmation on Sun­ il ay in St. Patrick’s Church, Hunting­ ton. The new Presbyterian Chnrch at Glen Cove, which has been built at a cost of about §20,000, is nearing com­ pletion. The church stands on School street, near the entrance to Cottage row. There is a new and handsome manse on the property facing a side street. It is said that four tons of nails were used in building the church. The congregation of the Presbyterian chureh in' Babylon have extended a call to the Rev. Robert D. Merrill, of the Brentwood church, to fill the va­ cancy caused by the resignation of Rev. Joh i Long. It is understood that the invitation will be accepted. Deaths in the Town of Jamaica. During the week ending September 16th there were sixteen deaths in the town of Jamaica as follows: George Buettner, 7 years, Richmond Hill; Helen Blumberg, 1 year, Jamaica; Anna D. Wholer, 2 months, Woodhaven; Antonio Ant, 41 years, Jamaica Hospital; Otill Lemaire, 39 years, Union Course; John ’Conway, 2 years, Ozone Park; Jack Neslor, 2 months, Jamaica; Elizabeth Keppo, 91 years, Union Corse; Clark A. Bing­ ham, 55; Mary Hoffmierter, 59 years, St. Mary’s Hospital; Henry Banmann, 49 years, Woodhaven; James Tissot, 83 years, Ozone Park; Florence Ruth Herlth, 13 days, Richmond Hill; Adelia Gertrude Gale, 88 years, Hollis; William Cremer, 57 years, Jamaica; Frederick Knuer 24 years, Jamaica Hospital. Suicide’s Body Found at Cedarliurst The body of an unknown man was fonnd Sunday in the swamp on tiie Russell farm, Cedarhurst, by William J ones, who came across the body while picking wild grapes. The dead man had a 32 caliber revolver in his hand, from which one shell had been explod­ ed, and a bullet wound in his forehead. At his side lay a square mirror. There was also a box containing seven loaded cartridges and a note, reading as follows: “Friend George If yon spend a half an hour cleaning it you will have a pretty good pistol. I promised it to you, so now you have it. Yours truly. “Fred.” Got Beyond Mother’s Control. At the request of his mother, Mrs. t 9 Anna C. Mackey, of Church street, Jamaica, James Mackey, 14 years of age, was committed to the Catholic Protectory by Magistrate Healy on Wednesday. Agent Sauer of the So­ ciety for Prevention of Cruelty to Children, learned that Mrs. Mackey had an excellent reputation. Her hus­ band died about a year and a half ago, and the boy James has associated with bad companions and refused to go to school or to work. Fined on Wife’s Charge. Magistrate Healy on Thursday fined Louis Winters, of Shoe and Leather street, Woodhaven, §10 on a charge of disorderly conduct made against him by his wife, who said he threatened her and their children. A daughter ap­ peared in court with both eyes badly discolored from blows dealt by the father, as she alleged. Far Rockaway Villa Robbed. The police of Far Rockaway have another burglary to clear up. Some time after 4 A. M. Monday §1,500 worth of silverware was stolen from the Kurtz cottage, at Bayswater avenue and Kurtz place, which is occupied by Alfred De Pinna and family. Boy Killed at Hollis. William Fleischauer, 12 years old, residing with his parents at Husson and Prospect avenues, Hollis, while crossing the tracks of the Long Island Railroad in front of the depot at 5 o’clock Monday afternoon, was struck by a lone engine running east and in­ stantly killed. Fire at South Jamaica. Fire occured Thursday evening in the wagon shed at the rear of the Union Glxureh on the Three Mile road, South Jamaica, causing a loss of $2uv?»

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