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THE WORLD'S NECROLOGY, 1890.
7. In London, James Nasmyth, inventor of the 1. In Paris, France, Commander William Starr steam hammer, aged 92.-In Evanston, 111., Dr. Dana, U. S. N., aged 51.
Joseph Cummings, president of Northwestern 2. In Philadelphia, George H. Booker, ex-U. S. University, aged 3. * Minister to Turkey and Russia, aged 66.
10. In Brooklyn, the Very Rev. William Kee6. In Concord, N. H., Jonathan E. Sargent, ex gan, Vicar General of the Catholic diocese of Chief Justice of New Hampshire, aged 73.
Brooklyn aged 67.. 7. In Berlin, the ex-Empress Augusta of Ger 13. In Albany, N. Y., Judge Amasa J. Parker, many, aged 79.
aged 83. 8. Ex-Senator Elbridge G. Lapham, aged 75. 915. In New York, Oliver Bell Bunce, American Rear Admiral William Radford, U.S. N., retired, man of letters, aged 62. aged 78.
17. In Brooklyn, Ripley Ropes, well-known a. In Washington, ex-Judge William Darrah man of affairs, aged 70. Kelley, Congressman, aged 75.
27. In Berlin, Victor Nessler, German com11. In Munich, John J. Ignatius Dollinger, Ger poser, aged 49. man theologian, aged 91.
June. 14. In London, Lord Napier of Magdala,.
2. In New York, Matt Morgan, artist and carfamous British soldier, aged 79.
toonist, aged 46. 15. In Washington, Walker Blaine, son of the
3. In Paris, Viconte de Gartaut-Biron, French Hon. James G. Blaine, aged 32.
statesman. . 17. The Duke of Aosta, 3x-king of Spain 4. In New York, Hugh Farrar McDermott, (Amadeus), aged 43.
American author and editor, aged 57. 20. In Munich, Franz Lachner, famous Ger
19. In Winthrop, Mass., Judge Edward Greeman composer, aged 85.
ley Loring, American jurist, aged 88. 28. In New Haven, Conn., Chester S. Lyman,
23. George W. McCrary, ex-Secretary of War Professor of Industrial Mechanics in the Shef
of the United States, aged 55. field Scientific School, aged 75.
29. At Healing Springs, Va., Ransom Bethune February
Welch, D.D., LL.D., Professor of Theology at 6. In Baltimore, Rev. Robert M. Lipscombe, a Auburn Theological Seminary, aged 65. noted minister of M. E. Church South, aged 82. 7. In Heidelberg, Professor Otto Becker,
July. famous German ophthalmologist.
9. In New York, General Clinton B. Fisk, well8. In Rome, Cardinal Joseph Pecci, brother of known Methodist layman and lawyer, aged 62. Pope Leo XIII.
13. In New York, Major-General John C. Fre16. Hon. James McAlpine, noted American mont, U. S. A., pioneer and explorer, aged 77. civil engineer, aged 78.
18. In Cairo, Egypt, Eugene Schuyler, Ameri17. In Brooklyn, Benjamin Vaughan Abbott, can author and diplomat, aged 50. well-known compiler of law works, aged 59— Lat 19. In Clinton, N. Y., Christian Henry Frederham Sholes, inventor of the typewriter, aged 71. ick Peters, astronomer and scientist, aged 77.
18. Count Julius Andrassy, the Hungarian 26. General Gilman Marston, lawyer, politician statesman, aged 67.
and soldier, aged 80. 19. In London, Joseph Gillis Biggar, Irish 28. In Brooklyn, Rev. Samuel Sheffield Snow, home ruler and Parliamentary obstructionist, Bishop Snow, of Mt. Zion,' aged 83. aged 62.
31. In Newport, R. I., George L. Schuyler, March
well-known man of affairs, and the last survivor 2. In New Haven, Conn., James Edward En of the owners of the yacht America, aged 79. glish, ex-Governor of Connecticut, aged 78. 4. In Cleveland, O., Edwin Cowles, American
August. journalist.-In Leipsic, Franz Delitysch, eminent
2. In New York, John H. Draper, noted real biblical commentator, aged 77.
estate agent and auctioneer, aged 49. 7. In Jersey City, Judge Bennington F. Ran
4. Edouard Gregori, Flemish composer and dolph, well-known lawyer, aged 78.
writer on musical themes. 11. In Ipswich, Mass., Rev. John Phillip
9. John Boyle O'Reilly, Irish-American poet Cowles, scholar and author, aged 85.
and journalist. 20. In Paris, Raymond Deslandes, French _10. in Edgbaston, England, Cardinal John dramatist, aged 65.
Henry Newman, aged 89. 21. In Chicago, General George Crook, U.S.A.,
12. In Switzerland, Rev. Charles T. Bruce, noted soldier and Indian fighter, aged 62.
founder of N. Y. Children's Aid Society, aged 64. 23. In Washington, General Robert Cumming
20. Edwin C. Bailey, American journalist and Schenck, soldier, author, diplomat and man of
politician, aged 61. affairs, aged 81.
31. Moses C. Richardson, veteran journalist of 31. In New York, David Dows, millionaire Lockport, N. Y., aged 79.-Louis Poupart Daryl, grain merchant, aged 76.
French dramatist, aged 58.
September. 6. Vice-Admiral Stephen C. Rowan, U. S. N., 2. In Lancaster, Pa., Rev. Alfred Nevin, D.D., aged 80.
Presbyterian minister, aged 75. 8. At Monte Carlo, Junius Spencer Morgan, 3. Alexander Chatrian, the French novelist well-known American banker, aged 77.
of the “Erckmann - Chatrian " collaborateurs, 13. In Washington, Samuel Jackson Randall, aged 64. famous Democratic statesman, aged 62.
4. In Cincinnati, Judge E. F. Noyes, ex-Gov14. In Brooklyn, Alexander Campbell, inven ernor of Ohio, aged 57. tor of the Campbell printing press, aged 68.
8. Isaac P. Christiancy, ex-Senator of the U. 15. In Brattleboro, Vt... Jacob Estey, organ S. from Wisconsin, aged 178. manufacturer, aged 76.
9. In London, Henry Parry Liddon, D.D., D.C. 16. Richard H. Mather, Professor of Greek in L., Canon of St. Paul's Cathedral, aged 61. Amherst College, aged 55.
10. In Piermont, N. Y., Rev. Horatio Nelson 27. In New York, John J. O'Brien, well-known Powers, D.D., Protestant Episcopal minister and politician, aged 48.
author, aged 64. May.
18. In New York, Dion Boucicault, playwright 2. In Paris, General Henri François Xavier and actor, aged 68. Gresley, soldier and statesman, aged 71.
27. In New York, General Abram Duryee, the 3. In Washington, James Burnie Beck, Ameri famous commander of “ Duryee's Zouaves" in can Senator and lawyer.
the civil war, aged 75.
THE WORLD'S NECROLOGY, 1890 – Continued.
8. In Cincinnati, Washington McLean, editor 13. In Washington, General W. W. Belknap,
of the Cincinnati Enquirer, aged 74. U.S.A., ex-Secretary oi War, aged 59.-In Ox
9. In Norwalk, Conn., Captain and Brevetford, Eng., James E. Thorold' Rogers, Professor
Major Thomas W. Walker, ‘U. S. A. (retired), of Political Economy at Oxford University. At
aged 62. Bar Harbor, Me., Professor Austin Phelps, of
°10. In Lowell, Mass., Benjamin F. Shaw, in. Andover, father of Elizabeth Stuart Phelps, the
veutor of the seamless stocking loom, aged 55. novelist, aged 70.-In Washington, Justice Mil
12. In London, Joseph Edgar Boehm, famous ler, of the U, S. Supreme Court, aged 74.
sculptor, aged '56.- In Buffalo, N. Y., the 16. In Brooklyn, the Rev. Joseph Fransioli,
Rev. Robert Dick, well-known lecturer and pubwell-known Catholic pastor, aged 73.
lisher, and inventor of the Dick mailing machine, 20. Captain Richard Francis Burton, English
aged 76. soldier and traveler, aged 69.
14. At The Hague, William III., King of the 31. In Munich, Johann N. Nussbaum, celebrat
Netherlands, aged 88. ed German surgeon and oculist, aged 61.
15. In South Dakota, Sitting Bull, the notori.
ous Sioux Indian chief, aged 53. November.
16. Major-General Alfred H. Terry, U. S. A., 8. In Washington, Major David B. McKibben, aged 63. U. S. A. (retired), aged 59
17. In Turin, Emanuel Bieletta, Italian com13. In Boston, the Rev. Henry Martyn Dex poser, aged 62.-In Paris, Louis Eugene Charpter, D. D., editor of The Congregationalist, entier, French painter. aged 69.
21. In Copenhagen, Niels Wilhelm Gade, the 14. In Paris, John Louis Brown, a noted greatest of Danish composers, aged 73. French painter of military subjects, aged 60. 25. Rt. Rev. and Hon. William Thomson, D.D.,
20. In Philadelphia, Pa., Rear-Admiral 0. S. Archbishop of York, aged 71. Glisson, U. S. N. (retired), aged 81.
27. In Naples, Dr. Heinrich Schliemann, anti21. In Brooklyn, Samuel B. Whiteley, well quarian and explorer, aged 68. known organist, aged 45.
* 29. In Paris, Octave Feuillet, French novelist 24. In New York, August Belmont, banker and and dramatist, aged 78. diplomat, aged 74.
31. In Jacksonville, Fla., Gen. Francis Elias 30. In Newburyport, Mass., George W. Colby, Spinner, ex-Treasurer of the U. S., aged 88. a former abolitionist, aged 71. DEPARTMENT OF ARREARS. I SEWERS IN BROOKLYN.
The following table shows the amount of busi Number of miles of sewers comple ness transacted by the Arrearage Department January 1, 1858, to January 1, 1891. for the past fifteen years :
from Tax from Water | with City
12 in. pipe....... 188.42 108 in. brick .... 1.53
1.33 37.461 144 "
1.99 24 "
3.56 Built under pri1875.... $1,905,135 94 $133,897 38 $1,746,670 75
24 "brick .. 10.72 vate contract. 1876... 2,000,000 00 154,442 65 1,716,237 38
14.29|12 in. pipe...... 23.99 1877. 2,601,465 39 164,372 52
6.38 1878. 1,985,704 80 201,398 07
1.73 1879.. 1,516,848 67 199,493 07 1,788,229 08
0.20 1880. 1,464,655 27 193,387 88
1.3930 “brick...... 1881... 1.468,487 44 157,171 58 2,975,961 93
0.09 1882... 1,161,320 17 146,911 33 2,615,188 57
1.10||42 16 16
0.05 1883.... 1,137, 323 95 141,300 48 2,132,694 47
4.81||48 " 6
0.14 1884. 1,171,429 80 129,399 76 1,551,323 45
1.64 Built by depart si 1885... 1,241,391 60 119,648 06 2,894,655 82
0.77 ment. 1886. 1,017,691 77 115,022 03 3,967,028 96
0.9912 in. pipe...... 0.20 1897.... 1,080,778 63 112,801 05 1,929,558 02
0.19) 1888.... 1,168,277 27 112,194 37 1,464,879 25
0.16 Total....... 388.08 1889.... 1,400,644 70 121,022 1,215,184 29 102"
0.69! Total number of house connections, 86,224.
Trust Funds of New York. Valuing all investments at pur, the capitals of the more important trust funds, September 30, 1890, were:
Common school fund.....
$3,960,481 ,0 $63,159 07 $4,023,640 777 U. S. school fund.........
3,909,012 48 108,208 23 4,017, 220 71 Literature fund......
280,000 00 4,201 30 284,201 30 College land scrip fund..........
415, 400 00 59,009 12 474,409 12
$8,564,894 18 $234,577 72 $8,799,471 90 The capitals of same funds, Sept. 80, 1889, were. ... $8,613,610 37 $160,861 53 $8,774,471 90
It should be remembered that the canal debt sinking fund is not included among the trust funds.
THE SEMI-CENTENNIAL EAGLE. However rapidly a city grows, it reluctantly quits its first central point. In New York, for example, the substantial people held fast to their residences in the Battery quarter long after the town had stretched out beyond Canal street and crept toward the country “above Bleecker.” So Brooklyn had become thickly occupied in an easterly direction years before the old Fulton Ferry settlement ceased to be its most important part. The EAGLE was slow to turn from the lower end of the chief thoroughfare, not merely from sentimental or associative reasons, but because the familiar site seemed entirely to satisfy all business considerations. From a commercial standpoint the old quarters answered all the necessary purposes of the EAGLE, but a new and modern establishment at last seemed to be a demand of the times. The erection of fine buildings by the city, county and federal government and also by successful business houses, made the managers of the EAGLE feel that it was due the city in which it had prospered so well, to contribute to its architec. tural beauty, by the erection of a handsome and imposing structure, and finally the corner stone of such a building was laid on the 27th of November, 1890, on Washington and Johnson streets. In making this removal the EAGLE was obliged to go but a short distance from its original home. The City and County buildings, the Federal edifice, the financial companies, the converging railroads and other interests will keep the pivotal municipal point just where it has been for so many years. The change of the channel of travel between New York and Brooklyn, while it has affected lower Fulton street, has stimulated the activity of City Hall square. The bridge in diverting traffic from the ferries has impelled it in that direction.
The engraving of the new structure on the opposite page gives a fair impression of the completed building. From foundation to roof it is put together and finished in the best style of modern art. Its site is familiar as that of the two Brooklyn Theatres. Old citizens recall the place when St. John's (Dominie Johnson's) church stood thereon. The new home of the EAGLE has a frontage of 68 feet on Washington street and runs 106 feet along Johnson street, and rises to a height of 130 feet.
The basement will be occupied with the heavier machinery employed in the making of the newspaper. In this work the latest improved presses designed by Hoe are used. Than these magnificent machines it seems that ingenuity can produce nothing more completely adapted to the purpose. In order to put the EAGLE promptly into the hands of the people, four of these double perfecting presses are required, “perfecting," because the revolving cylinder turns out a perfect paper, printed on both sides. The capacity of the EAGLE'S new printing vaults is indicated by the fact that each of these presses is able, according to the shifting adjustment of its parts, to deliver in an hour 24,000 complete papers of four, six, eight, ten or twelve pages, cut, inserted, pasted and folded, or at a reduced speed, papers of sixteen, twenty and twenty-four pages. For the working of these machines there is necessary the force of two engines of 150 and 90 horse power, respectively. The basement will also contain the electric light plant, the pumping machinery and storage room for printing paper. The boiler house is separate from the main building and will contain three large tubular boilers.
The first story, on a level with the street, is to be used solely for the publication offices and delivery departments. The counting room, 45 by 81 feet, and 18 high, is to be in oak and finely fitted. The five upper stories will also be devoted to the uses of the EAGLE: the fifth for the job printing branch, the sixth for job presses and bookbinding machinery, the seventh for the editorial offices, library and restaurant, the eighth for type setting, stereotyping and proof reading, the ninth for cloak, storage and tank rooms.
The remaining stories, the second, third and fourth, containing the finest private offices in the city, are set apart to be rented.
The elevating, heating, ventilating and illuminating appliances are the best ever provided, and the fire-proof EAGLE building challenges comparison with anything of the kind in this country.
These liberal and costly improvements in the material features of the business involve no rądical change in the character and methods of the paper. There will be no new departure. There has in fact been only one departure in the history of the journal-the departure upon which it started when it began to be published. Its immediate aim then was, its constant purpose ever since has been, and its determination now is, to provide the Brooklyn public with a good newspaper; above all, a good local newspaper, one estimating before everything else the interests of its constituents, comprehensive, impartial and fearless in gathering and making known the news, and all the news, independent in its views, representing and enforcing the opinions, not of factions or parties or individuals, but of the great public of whatever class. This is what the managers did when the first number went to press. This is what they are doing to-day. Great changes have occurred in the affairs of society, and the conditions of the journalistic business have expanded and become more exacting and difficult. But while greatly increased sums of money have been expended, vastly more workmen have been employed, and a marvelous advance has been made in mechanical instrumentalities, the movement has been steadfastly along the lines just indicated-lines which never have been modified from the beginning.