Monday, September 15, 2014

Brooklyn Daily Eagle, September 6, 1907

Excerpts from the issue of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle issued on September 6, 1907, the day my paternal grandfather, Aaron Klein (aka Harry, Harvey) and his brother Joseph, were born. They were born in Manhattan, but the family moved to Brooklyn by the 1910 census.


France and Spain to Take Virtual Military Control of the Country
Paris, September 6--A most important chance, the Associate Press is informed, has occurred in the political aspect of the Moroccan question, a change which may have a far-reaching effect on the future of Morocco and the relations of the powers thereto. France and Spain have the intention to occupy the Littoral ports of Morocco with their own forces and establish police organizations.. This contemplated action results from the official announcement of the Moroccan government, through the war minister, El Gabas, that it is unable to guarantee the safety of the European instructors of the international police force, which under the terms of the Algeciras Convention, was to the composed of Moors.
The dilemma of France and Spain, who by the terms of the Algeciras Convention are compelled to organize the international police, was submitted to the signatory powers, including the United States, and they all agreed that the situation demanded that France and Spain police Morocco themselves. Although it is distinctly stipulated that such occupation is merely provisional, or until it is safe to recruit the police from among the Moors, there is a strong feeling that the absolute anarchy reigning in Morocco may mean that the occupation of the ports may be long drawn out and perhaps indefinite. Moreover, the occupation of the posts may cause serious complications, resulting from the continued hostility of the fanatical Moors, a hostility which may compel an enlargement of the police action and culminate in a virtual military control of the Moroccan empire. This, however, will depend on the attitude of the Moors.
France has planned to occupy Mazagan, Mogador, Safi and Rabat, and Spain is to occupy El Araish and Tetuan. France and Spain together will occupy Casablanca and Tangier. Arrangements for the policing of these ports are now being made.
An official denial was issued to-day of the statement from Casablanca last night that the French Cruiser Gloire, with three companies of the Foreign Legion on board, had left Casablanca for an unknown destination.


Four Received for Queens End of Blackwell Island Span

Bids have been opened by the Bridge Commission for the construction of the Queens approach to the Blackwell's Island Bridge. It is to be of steel and masonry. Four bids were received, the lowest being that of the Maryland Steel Company, which will do the work for $758,600. The other bids were the Buckley Realty Construction Company, $797,804; William Engineering and Contracting Company, $809,345; and the Richard Henningham Company, $914,170.
No award has been made. Whether one will be made or not is doubtful. The city's finances are in bad shape and it is hardly possible that other than absolutely necessary contracts will be entered by any department heads for a time, until Mayor McClellan finds out how the city treasury will be after the bond issue next Tuesday. If that should fail department heads will be kept down to necessities. The bridge was to have been finished by December, 1908.
[Blackwell's Island was later named Welfare Island (1921-1971) and then Roosevelt Island. The name of the bridge was later changed to Queensboro Bridge. Here is a photo of the bridge taken August 8, 1907, 4 weeks before this story was published: ]


Thaddeus L Weber, a lad living at 429 Seventy-eighth street, made an interesting find of an old coin the other day in Bay Ridge. He was digging in the earth to pot a plant, when he came across a silver coin about the size of a dime. It was badly rusted, but after cleaning it the piece was found to bear the date of 1783 and this inscription: "Carolus III by the grace of God, 1783." On the other side are the letters "R. M. F." and the Spanish coat of arms.


A Triumph in Sugar Making

Sold only in 5-lb boxes by all first-class grocers

Women suffering from any form of female weakness are invited
to promptly communicate with Mrs. Pinkham, at Lynn, Mass.
Her advice is always free and always helpful.
MEN ADMIRE a pretty face, a good figure, but sooner or later learn that the healthy, happy contented woman is most of all to be admired.
Women troubled with fainting spells, irregularities, nervous irritability, backache, the "blues" and those dreadful dragging sensations, cannot hop to be happy or popular, and advancement in either home , business or social life is impossible.
The cause of these troubles, however, yields quickly to Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound made from native roots and herbs. It acts at once upon the organ afflicted and the nerve centers, dispelling effectually all those distressing symptoms. No other medicine in the country has received such unqualified indorsement [original misspelling] or has such a records of cures of female ills as has
Lydia A. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound


American Tourists in Chili

A cable dispatch was received in New York this morning by Thomas Cook & Son stating that their "Pioneer Party" of American tourists to make the grand tour of South America have reached Antofogasta, Chili, and they were just starting for the climb of the Andes Mountains to Lake Titicaca and La Paz, the capital of Bolivia. The party is all well and in the best of health and spirits. From Peru they proceed to Panama to inspect the canal works.



BOOKKEEPER and cashier, a young American man;
references required; chance for advancement
to good man

COACHMAN, colored preferred; must be sober, reliable,
willing and understand his business thoroughly.

IN a dental office, a boy, not more than 16 years of age;
must be tidy and honest and live with his parents.



Total of $11,435,600, Smallest for Any Month This Year.

The fire loss of the United States and Canada for the month of August, as compiled by the Journal of Commerce, shows a total of $20,248,000.

Left: Part of the recently discovered Wall of Constantine, with the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in background.
Center: Plan showing the course of the Old Wall and Gateways of Constantine, which once surrounded the Tomb of Christ and Calvary.
Right: Another view of the Wall of Constantine, showing the masonry pillars and one of the portals.


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