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4WCKED 1VEDMJSIUY EVE.YI.VG. Al'lilh 2 - U 188!. YES, OF COURSE ! The Eagle Will Examine the "Woman's Hospital. In Response to Pressing Requests an Inquiry is BeffJin Dr. M. A. D. Jones GiTCs the Facts as Approved by the Trustees Tircnty - flre Trustees and Members of the Advisory Board Wio Never Saw the Iusti.ut:'ou Facts Not Approved by the Trn.iteos - It Looks Like a Private Institution Supported by Public Money. At the hous'. of a very wealthy gentleman of the Eastern District a fow weeks ago a put lor concert wan given for the boneiit of the Woman Hospital of Brooklyn. The house is one of the finest hi the city, and its owner is one of tho most liberal and benevolent of Brooklyuites. The place bloomed with rare and costly flowers, and several scores of the wealthiest and most exclusive people of the HeiuhtB and Hill were present. Mayor and Mrs. Chapin, II. M. Smith, vice president of tho Bedford Baiil;: members of the family of S. V. White, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene G. Blackford and people of that description. There was nothing slow about that parlor concert. Tho finest singers and instrumentalists that money could get came from New York Signor Del Pnento anions them and tho bamniet which succeeded the concert would have made Lucullua acknowledge that ho was a barbarian. Smiles wreathed every face, especially after the banquet, and. taken altogether, it was as highly satisfactory a Catherine as ever was collected in tho name of charity. As Hie evening wore on and the guests grew more and more genial their benevolent interest in the institution in whoso name they were assembled constantly augmented, and at last one smiiiDg gentleman thus addressed the host: "Where is this excellent institution situated " The host looked puzzled. "I'm sure I don't kuow.fi - admitted, "but my wife can tell." So the hostess was called into council. She had been busy telling all about the grand work done by the Woman's Hospital of Brooklyn, but tho question was too much for her. "I don't know where it is," she said. "I have never been there, but Dr. Jones will know all about it. I will call her over." Dr. Mary A. Dixon Jones proved to bo a stout, voluble, middle aged lady, with a captivating nmile and a very plausible and insinuating way of talking. .She entered on the explanation with enthusiasm. The hospital was the most wonderful hospital in the world. It had an extraordinary record of results of treatment. It was not situated at one place, but at three places, and there wore four departments, all doing grand work in the cause of charity. This sounded very well and most of the people who attended that peculiarly brilliant parlor concert, given at the home of a gentleman who paid all bills and turned all receipts from tickets at 15 each over to Dr. Mary A. Dijon Jones, went home satisfied and quite as wire in regard to the institution they were helping as the host hiniMeif, who did not know where it was situated. After the brilliant parlor concert was over tho earth revolved ns usual and time sped on and a day, now nearly two weeks ago, arrived. On th.it day two letters reached the Kaulk ollieo together. The first oik! was as follows: To tin'. Editor or Urn lirookitm - Emjie.: I'urdon this trespass. Some two years ago you told me vou would gladly allow something in the Eaoi.k for the Woman's Hospital of Brooklyn. The faenllv and Board of Trustees want to report some of the good work of the hospital, as it is right that it should, as many good people and the city help support the hospital. Of course, the Woman's Hospital of Brooklyn, like all special hospitals, is not large, but has done, some most successful surgical work. No hospital has better statistics. If you will kindly send a reporter to my house t - morrow at any hour I will give him some facts from the records of the hospital. Will vou please drop mc a line stating the hour. Dr. JI.uiy. A. Dixon Jones. Brooklyn, April IS, 18SP. The second letter was not quite so favorable to the Woman's Hospital, but its purpose was the same. It wanted the Eioi.k to pay attention to that institution. Here it is: To tin' Editor or tin' llronKiuu Daily Eanle. : I wish vou would make some investigation of the Woman's Hospital of Dr. Mary A. Dixon Jones. I have reason to believe that it is a private institution obtaining public money. It gets $;.'.000 from the city this year and I think that if you looked the thing up you would find it was no't entitled to a cent. M. D. Bnooiii.YN April l.", lssn. Why, of course, that's what the Eaolr in for; certainly it would oblige both correspondents. As soon as a reporter could be dispatched on the service he went at it. As to whether or not the institution is public or private the readers themselves can judge when they see the result of the investigation. "FACTS AM THE TIUTSI'KIW AU rilOI.MK THEM." The reporter called on Mrs. Jones last Tuesday morning and was introduced to her hou. Charles N. D. Jones. He is a tall young man with long, black hair and full black heard and dark eyes. He graduated at the Long Island College and the New York College of l'liysiciaus and Surgeons. Home of his classmates, now practicing in this city, say that Charles N. D. Jones is bright and studious and his published works are looked upon with respect. Dr. Mary A. Dixon Jones was very affable and smiling and voluble, and her scientific son took a back scat on the lounge. The following conversation occurred: Dr. Mary A. Dixon Jones There is so much good work done at the Woman's Hospital that the trustees think it a good thing to mention it. It is something the public should know, you know.' Isn't it'.' By the way, you observe the Woman's Homeopathic Hospital is using our name and has got no business to do it. You needn't Bay I said so, though. That's the hospital in which all the lady managers got to squabbling recently. Don't write that down. The Woman's Hospital has been in operation eight years. Judge lieynolds attended to the papers of incorporation. The first report was published in 1882, and the secretary's report is by Mrs. David A. Baldwin. I'll just read you something I have written. It is the facts about this institution as the trustees authorize them. Reporter This, then, is a statement from the trustees ? Dr. M. A. D. Jones Not exactly. It is the history of the institution as the trustees understand it (reading): The Woman's Hospital of Brookiyn has been in operation some eight years. It has had to struggle with many dillieultiea, yet during all this time the medical work has gone on; under every discouraging circumstance the hospital has labored to do the work for which it was organized. The records of the hospital tell of much good work accomplished, of many remarkable surgical operations, of many sick women restored to health and to the activities of life. Many women have been brought to the hospital on beds of sickness helpless and almost in despair; they have been cared for, enred and sent to their homes well and able to attend to their various avocations or look after the work of their households. Many who were feeble and sick, not able to do anything and having no hope for the future arc now, through the help which this hospital gave, strong and healthy women. The hospital was organized in 1S81, judge Reynolds attended to the papers of incorporation. Mrs. Baldwin, wife of the llev. S. S. Baldwin, D. D., was the first corresponding secretary. Her report shows excellent, ability and the pen of a ready writer. Mrs. Baldwin was present at the first meeting called for organization, and assisted greatly bj her advice and counsel. She says in the secretary's report, published in tho Brat report of the hospital: " ilury A. Dixon Joucs, SI. D., in her extensive first class practice, observing the great and general suffering of women who could command the beat medical skill and surround themselves with every comfort that love and money could supply, was, providentially we think, led to consider how intolerable the sorrows and burdens of the many poor women of the city, large numbers of them toiling from early morn till night to keep the wolf from the door and their little ones from starving, burdoned with the same physical ills, and yet wholly unable to command medical help or one of the many Comforts which do so alleviate the sufferings of their more favored sisters. Dr. Jones tried to secure a bed in the New York Women's Hospital for n needy Brooklyn woman in May, but was assured that she conld not bo accommodated until the next October. Cognizant of such facts and impressed by the great necessity for such such a refuge for women in Brooklyn, Dr. Jones became the leader and most earnest worker in the establishment of the organization, and we most gratefully ackimwh - dg". her earuest and self sacrificing labors in the cause. immediately aiier the organization, though there was no endowment and no money in the treasury, yet the Board of Managers opened a free dispensary for women and children. A few months afterward the dispensary was removed to 117 Tillary street. The first day it was opened it was crowded with women and children and almost every day it had a full attendance. Tlie report of the chairman of the House Committee made to the Board of Managers, October, ISH'J, bays: "Into it came God's glorious sunshine, and God's afilicted poor came to be helped, and thus far the brightest page in the history of the dispensary was in this miserable old rookerv, 117 Tillary street.' Beferring to the large attendance that came to this dispensary the corresponding sccreta; - - says in her report: 'Many most pitiful cases needed hospital accommodation, and it became more and more apparent that such must be provided either by renting or purchasing a suitable building. The same year a building was purchased, and the Tillary street dispensary was removed to thin building. George I. aenev gave the first fr.oo toward purchasing; - Thomas E. I'earsall fixed up the deed, . KM thus donated tlOQ. This building was ''repaired and put in excellent condition. J. Uibb, C. N. Hougland, A. A. Low, I'. C. Cornell, Aaron Claftlin, ,S. Y. White, A. . Barnes D. A. Boody, Dr. Mary A. D. Jones and others made liberal contributions. Amid all the changes and repairs the Dispensary was attended every day and the hospital patients looked after. The repairs were completed in the Fall of 1883, giving greatly increased facilities for medical work. But noon after this building was lost and the hospital found itself with nothing but its papers of incorporation, and had to seek refuge in the little dispensary which the women physicians had organized in order to meet the wants of the poor in in the Eighth Ward what had formerly been the Tillary street Dispensary. Mrs. 31. V. l'iiillips cave flO for tho first month's rent of this dis - Jiensary; Mrs. Scth Low gave i:io: A. A. Low. ?:io; ).W. McWilliains, 25: Dr. Mary A. Dixon Jones, fGO. During the following Summer of l KS - 1 various little sums were received toward purchasing another building for tho woman's hospital. Mr. Paul C. droning took these sums and generously drew his cheek for the full amount of the first payment. Tims the building in Elect place was purchased. Mr. James Laurie was at this time treasurer of the hospital. An this house was not suitable for the more serious Rurgical operations, and as this report of 1885 says: "The trustees did not think they were Justified in undergoing the expense of repairing the building lately purchased, and as there were many patients needing hospital care Dr. Jones kindly consented to receive some of the moet urgent cases in (he free bod which sue had endowed in her private hospital. There was such a demand that as many as six other beds in her private hospital have, been occupied at the same time by free hospital patients. They were received from Juno, 188,", to April to, 1 8HU, and had the sanio care and attention as had tho private patients. With the exception of the surgical dressings and medicines, Dr. Jones provided for the entire, e.are, and expense of their treatment, and donated this to tho hospital. ' The eo t of this contribution of Dr. Jones amounted to about $1,500. At this time a houso in Lrxingtou avenue was rented for the hospital, D. W. McWilhams contributing generously toward it. In tho Spring of 1887 a h)dy paid in - advance the full rent of abrowustonehoiise in Madison street for the use of the hospital. During the year much excellent work waB done in the hospital and with the most successful results. In the Spring of 18XK the same lady contributed generously toward purchasing the house in Greene avenue, corner of Sumner, where the woman's department of the hospital is still and is. accomplishing much good work. Here, in addition to the surgical operations, over 100 laparotomies have been performed for ovarian disease, etc., with most remarkable success. On tho :Jd of April. IKS!), an ovarian tumor was removed, weighing between forty and fifty pounds: on the 17th of April the patient was able to leave the hospital. As the report says, 'By reference to the records it will be seen that there existed in many cases exceptionally Dad conditions and serious comolieations, but the results of the operations performed have been all that could be hoped for.' The report further says 'Some form of antiseptic wound dressing has always been employed. Operations have been performed at times on patients wdio were m poor physical condition. The Woman's Hospital, like all special hospitals, is small. It is similar to the Woman's Hospital of London, under Sir Spencer Wells, and has about the same number ot beds, but on these few beds it has a large number of patients in the courso of a year, for they are soou cured and sent away. The woman's hospital has never been much before the public, but has, nevertheless, received considerable help from the good and benevolent. It has had one fair, at the assembly rooms of the Academy of Music, and the Baulk said of it at the time: "It is doubtful if any entertainment of a benevolent character has a worthier object than the bazar now in progress for tho women and children." This was in the Spring of 188:!. During the following Fall a concei t was given at the residence of Mr. William J. Prestou, for tho benefit of the hospital. ' , , . Both were successful. Two parlor entertainments were conducted by Mrs. Mary Lewis, realizing over frJOO. During last Lent one of the most brilliant affairs of last season was a concert at the residence of Mrs. Joseph Knapp, for the benefit of the Woman's Hospital of Brooklyn. The finest artists were employed and, though the tickets were tr apiece, the elegant music room was filled with the elite of Brooklyn, 'file hospital has some of the best men in Brook - lvn among its contributors. Last Winter' by an act of the Legislature the city is to give it $:i,000 every year. The hospital is utilizing this money to the best advantage, but has great need of a large building. Here is our consulting staff, you see: Honorary Consulting Surgeon, Mr. Lawson 'fait, F. It. C. S., Birmingham. England. Consulting Surgeons and Physicians Benjamin F. Dawsou, M. 1).; Y. Gill Wylie. M. D.; 0.0. Lee. M. D.; Professor Paul 1. Munde, M. D.; William M. Polk, M. IV. II Marion Sims, M. P.: John A. Wyeth, M. D.: IS. T. Morris, M. P.; P. Lange, M. P.; J. Leonard Corning, M. D.: J. E. Bichardsou, M. P.; P. C. Kretschmaiv M. D.; A. Otterson, M. D.; Jerome Walker, M. D.; George II. Fox, M. 1).: J. 0. Shaw, M. P.; A. M. Jacobus, M. P.; Charles E. May, jl. P., and A. M. Phillips, M. P. Milton Josiah Itoberts, M. D consulting orthopedic surgeon. Charles Heitzman, M. P., pathologist. "You know how eminent these men are. Many of them have come over to assist me in operations and they think a great deal of the Woman's Hospital. I have Biieli nice letters from Mr. Lawson 'fait, wbor.e fame you know is world wide. He is our honorary consulting physician, yon see." lleporter Please point out to me the active members of this stall'. Dr. C. N. V. Jones took his pencil and checked off the names of the active consulting physicians. According to him, all took part in the work of the Woman's Hospital with the exception of 'fait, Dawson, Otterson, Munde, Corning and He itz - man. lleporter What is your standing staff? Dr! M. A. D. Jones Gyniocolgy, Dr. M A. D. Jones, M. D.; general surgery, Charles N. Dixon Jones, M. P.; assistant surgeon. 0. A. Canfield; outdoor department, M. A. P. Jones, M, P., C. N. Jones, M. P. and C. A. Canfield, M. P.; assistant pathologist and curator, C. N. P. Jones, M. P. lleporter Who are your trustees ? Pr. M. A. D. Jones Our trustees and incorpor - ators are: Hon. Samuel Booth, Hon. Augustus Van Wyek, Daniel MeWilliams, Esq., Paul C. Greniug, liev. Joseph Pullman, Hon. James W. Kidgway, James Tanner, llev. H. B. Elkins, Mary Dixon Jones, M. D., William It. Taylor, 0. N. D. Jones, M. D. lleporter Have you a board of managers ? Dr. M. A. D. Jones No, wo have no lady managers. Dr. C. N. D. Jones No unmanageable lady managers. Dr. M. A. D. Jones I did not say that. lleporter Who are the trustees '.' Dr. 0. N. D. Jones Judge Van Wyck, Paul C. Griming, James W. liidgway, llev. H. B. ElkiuB, Mary A. Dixon Jones, 31. P., and C. N. P. Jones, M. D. But you might as well print the trustees and incorporators together. Pr. M. A. P. Jones (sweetly) Yes, it's better to print the trustees and incorporators together. lleporter These trustees are all active in tUe work of the hospital ' Pr. M. A. P. Jones Oh, yes. They are very kind indeed. Judge Van Wyek and .Mr. Kidgway have helped us greatly, you know. Reporter I see you have good names on your Advisory Board. Is this list correct ?" Pr. M. A. P. Jones That list is correct as far as it goes. Hon. George G. Reynold.:, Hon. Samuel Booth, P. W. McWilliani', Hon. Augustus Van Wyck, Hon. Joseph Hendrix, Rev. Joseph Pullman, P. P.; Rev. A. J. Canfield, D. P.; Rev. George E. Reed. P. P.; Rev. H. B. Elkins, J. Thompson and Foster L. Backus. There have been some additions to the Advisory Board, though. You know Colonel Heater and Mr. Mc - Kelway is that right? Reporter Mr. Mclielway. Pi'. M. A. P. Jones Mr. McKelway, that ia right. We have added Colonel Hester and Mr. McKelway to our "Advisory Board, you know. They are great friends of the institution. Reporter Oh ! Dr. M. A. D. Jones Yes, and we get all our printing done at the E.vii.e, you know. That shows you now high you stand, you know. The reporter suppressed tears of gratitude and inquired: "The trustees manage the business and finances of this institution T Dr. 0. N. P. Jones Yes. They run the bnsincss. Reporter What does the Advisory Board do Dr. 0. N. P. Jones They are appealed to by the trustceG for advice in matters of importance. Dr. M. A. D. Jones Supplement the trustees, as it were. lleporter Who are your officers ? Dr. M. A. D. Jones Our president is Paul C. Greniug; treasurer, Howard .11. Smith and secretary, T'. N. D. Jones, M. P. Everybody knows Mr. Greniug. Mr. Howard M. Smith is vice president of the Bedford Bank, where our account is kept, and my son, you see, has been elected secretary. Reporter Where do you get your nurses from 1 Pr. M. A. P. Jones We have had some from the City Hospital, others from Philadelphia and Bob - ton, but we find with specialties such as wc deal in that we have to train our nurses ourselves. Reporter Where are your departments situated ? Pr. M. A. P. Jones Laboratory pavilion, corner of Greene and Sumner avenues: Children's and General Surgery Department, 1 Fleet place; Frauen Klinick, 0M Throop avenue: Marion Sims, Dispensary, 21 Fleet place. Reporter This report of your institution is for 18S0. Is that the last report issued by your institution ? Dr. M. A. P. Jones That is the last report issued, but another is coining out soon. This is a specialty hospital, you know, and reports don't matter so much. What we want to see and what would please tiie trustees and and consulting surgeons you know, is to just have a real nico notice of the good work wc are doing, you know. Reporter How do patients get to your hospital? Dr. M. A. D. Jones Oh, they just come and apply or sometimes the consulting surgeons send them. Wo have patients who come to us from all over the country, you know. Reporter What is the total income of your hospital? Pr. C. N. D. Jones About t.1,000, including $1,:!00 from the excise fund, was the income for last year. Dr. SI. A. D. Jones Wo did apply to the Hospi - tol Saturday and Sunday Association for assistance which they extend to other hospitals, but unfortunately the members of the Committee of Investigation were all sick except one man, and he was connected with a homeopathic hospital, and to help his own institution he presented an unfavorable report of ours, partly jealousy, you know, and the association accepted his report, not knowing the facts, you know, and Mr. Paul C. Greniug went and complained to Mayor Chapin about it, and the Mayor was going to do Bomethiug. He's a friend of our institution, too, but wo thought it was not worth while. I know that the association regrets the step it took. It knows that it has treated us unjustly, you know but you're not taking all this down ? Yon mustn't print that about the association, you know. I wouldn't expose them for the world. I'm only telling you theBO things so as yon will know yourself. Reporter I have a habit of listening to one thing and writing another. Dr. M. A. P. Jones Oh. I know tho members of the association are sorry. The Rev. Charles Cuthbert Hall told me so. He was the Secretary, you know. There was an article in the Eagle on the subject of tho injustice of the Hospital Saturday and Sunday Association. I wrote it myself and sent it down. It did not appear and after waiting for somo days I wrote to Colonel Hester about it. Then it wont in. But I won't say anything more about the matter till you stop writing. Now mind, you give ns a real good notice. Reporter Sure. MR. (illE.VI.Vn SAVS ALL IS WELL. The reporter journeyed to the office of Paul C. Greniug, i:;o Gates avenue. Mr. Greniug was engaged. He came ont after a time. The reporter said he would wait till Mr. Orening was at leisure. He. waited and Dr. M. A. D. Jones cahie in. "Why, I didn't kuow you at first? What do you want to see Mr. Grening for ? Oh, something private, I suppose?" With this greeting the doctor hurried into Mr. Grcning's private office. "Can I como in?" she asked, when she had already got in and settled in a chair. She and Mr. Grening had ten minutes' conversation in low tones and Mr. Grening came out to the reporter again. The reporter said he would wait till Dr. Jones went away. Mr. Greuing went into his private office aud talked to Dr. Jones, who came out. Dr. M. A. P. Jones Mr. Reporter, can't you let mo see what you are going to say about our hospital before it goes in the paper? Reporter We nevor do that kind of thing. Dr. M. A. D. Jones Well, be sure you say something nice. Reporter Of course. Pr. Jones then went away and Mr. Greniug was ready to be interviewed. . Reporter Are you Iho'preaident of the Woman's Hospital? Mr. Grening I am. Reporter How do you come to occupy that position ? Mr. Grening I have been with it from tho first and I am in it the same as many other good people aro in it, because it is a good thing. Why, Judge Reynolds, Judge Van Wyek, James Tanner, Howard 31. Smith, of the Bedford Bank, Snmuol Booth arc tho trustees and incorporators. Reporter Just let me understand you. Is each of those you have given mo a trustee and also an incorporator? Mr. Grening Yes: each is a trustee and also an incorporator. What is the reason of this inquiry? Reporter - Well, frankly, it ia alleged that the institution is a private affair supported by public monoy. Mr. Grening Oh, thero isn't a word of truth in that. I have been in the thing from its inception and I would certainly know. Patients come to it from all over. We publish reports, we have montnly meetings of tlie trustees, we had an elegant concert at Mr. Knapp's house a few weeks ago. The institution is entirely open and above board. Reporter - Is this report of 1880 the laBt you have published 1 Mr. Greniug Well, yes. Reporter When did your trustees hold their last meeting ? Mr. Grening About a month ago. Reporter Who were present ? Mr. Grening I think only three of us. Reporter Are the other trustees notified ? Mr. Grening Yes, but they won't coino. Reporter Who aro your officers? Mr. Grening I am president, Howard W. Smith is treasurer and Dr, 0. N. D. Jones iB secretary. Repiirter - Ah, that is Mr. Smith, of the Bedford Bank'. He is your treasurer. Mr. Greuiug - Yes. Well, Mr. Smith is so bimy with his bank duties that he resigned some time ago, but I would not say anything about that if I were you. Leave him in as treasurer. ' Reporter Who transacts the business of this hospital ? Mr. Grenins - I do. 1 sign all the checks aud pay all bills and handle all funds. Oh, they can't fool me. you know. Reporter How do you know that tho amounts turned over to you as contributions aro 'straight? Mr. Greniug Of course, I have to rely on Dr. M. A. D. Jones and Dr. C. N. D. Jones for that. Reporter Have you ever been inside tho hospital ? Mr. Greniug Often, of course. Reporter How many bed have they ? Mr. Grening I forget just now. Reporter - How do you know their reports of number of patients, their accounts of operations and so forth are correct. Mr. Grening - Of course I havo to take their word for that. I have tho utmost confidence in them. Reporter What financial interest havo you in this matter? Mr. Grening Not a dollar. Not a singlo dollar. I think the institution is an excellent thing. I believe in alleviating the sufferings of Immauity. TACTS NOT AWHOVED BY THE TRUSTEES. As Pr. M. A. P. Jon 's says tho above aro "the facts concerning tho nospital as approved by tho Board of Trustees," now for the facts not approved by the trustees, for it is an ugly quality in facts that they will exist whether or not the trustees approve them. I. The trustees did not authorize Dr. JoneH to make any statement to the Eaole. '2. Only three people have any hand in the management of the Woman's Hospital Paul 0. Grening, Dr. Mary A. Dixon JoncB and her son. And Paul C. Grening knows nothing except what Pr. Jones tells him. ;i. The other trustees did not know thoy woro trustees until an Eagle reporter told them so a da y or two ago. 4. They had been trustees for years and had not heard of it, did not receive any Bivmmous to a meeting, never attended a meetiug, nover did any business for the hospital and had never seen tho hospital. 5. The "trustees " knew nothing of Mrs. Jones except that she called on them to ask for money for her wonderful work. 5. Tho Advisory Board had not tho faintest idea it was an advisory board till the reporter told it so. It never held a meeting, never saw the hospital, never gave any advice, nevor was called on for any advice. (i. Pr. Jones claimed that the Woman's Hospital was incorporated in 1881. It really was incorporated May 7, 1885, as the county records show. 7. Pr. M. A. D. Jones was connected with the Woman's Pispensary and Hospital, in Pebevoise place, which was organized in 1881. She has taken its early history and made itthe early history of her own hospital, organized in 1885. She has taken all the influential people who belonged to the Woman's Pispensary and Hospital and used their names to make it appear that they are interested in her present enterprise. 8. To make that early history complete it is well to remark that because of the trouble they had with Pr. Mary A. Dixon Jones, all the lady managers and five of the lady officers of the dispensary and hospital resignod, and that that institution closed up and sold out to the nervous hospital. 0. So that none of tho early history given by Pr. Jones belongs to her institution, nor arc tho people she mentions hor patrons, nor do they know anything about her hospital, 3 0. Nor does anybody but herself and her son and her nurses know anything about what goes on in her hospital. II. Under the circumstances ia it any wonder that "no hospital has better statistics than ours." Pr. M. A. P. Jones is quite modcBt to confine the size of tho tumors removed to "betweon forty and fifty pounds." Some people would be removing tumors weighing several hundred pounds if they had such a clear field for the exercise of their imaginations. They would likewise restore their patients to health immediately instead of waiting for a day or two. Vi. Tho Hospital Saturday and Sunday Association is not one bit sorry for keeping Mrs. Jones' hospital out. Its Committee of Investigation decided unanimously that sho was uuworthy of assistance. 13. The physician who made tho examination on which the report was based was Pr. R. C. MotVat, of Sebermerhoru street. He has no pangs of regret. I . Rev. Charles Cuthbert Hall, secretary of the Hospital Saturday and Sunday Association, ia not at all sorry (as Mrs. Jones claims) that her hospital was excluded from a share of the association's money. 15. Mr. H. M. Smith is not treasurer and Mrs - Jones knows ho is not. He only tilled tho place for two or three mouths to oblige Mr. Grening. He knows nothing about the Woman's Hospital, never did know anything about it and would not be connected with an institution about which he knows nothing. Thero are plenty of other facts, of which tho trustees would probably not approve, but these will do for to - day. Let the reader ponder them, for this Womau'8 Hospital, run by two doctors - mother and son is an institution which this year is getting $2,000 under Chapter 0G0, Laws of 1887, and $806 from the Excise Fund, and is constantly reaching out for more. A very strange state of affairs will be disclosed as this story progresses to its conclusion. A UIIOST STORY'S SEQUEL. William Kaiifmaiin, Ileal Kstatc Dealer, Arrested on a Charffo of Theft. Detective Shaughnessy, of the Fourth Precinct, yesterday afternoon arrested William Kaufmann, the real estate dealer whom Mrs. Fanny Silsbee. of :S!J Greene avenue, indirectly connects with tho strange happenings in her residence, as told in yesterday's Eagle. Ho was taken into custody at his home, 80!) Bedford avenue, and this morning was arraigned before Justice Keiina on a charge of Btealing gold watch, which Mrs. Silsbee claims he took from her dressing case during her absence a week ago. He pleaded not guilty, and furnished bail for his appearance at trial. Kaufmann is a handsome man of 42 years, dark hair and black moustache. Ho is of medium height, well built and dresses in clothes of the latest cut. When approached by an Eaole reporter, he exclaimed indignantly: "This is one of the most outrageous proceedings I ever heard of. I am innocent of this chargo and never knew what it was to be accused of any offense until this complaint was brought against me. I am under a doctor's care and ought to be in bed instead of being at court." "Did you call at Mrs. Silsbee's house on the day she claims you took her watch?" "I was there, certainly, but I took no wateh and saw no watch but my own. Iliad heard of Mrs. Silsbee as a faith healer, and as I was informed that she could do almost anything in that line I went there to be cured. I sat in the parlor awaiting her rotnrn and during my stay I went upstairs and looked about the houso to pass time. I never wont near the room in which she says she kept her wateh. Finally I tired of waiting and left." Mrs. Silsbee still adheres to her claim that Kaufmann is responsible for the mysterious disappearance of her timepiece. His trial has been sot down for May 8. Last night a largo crowd of people watched tho Greene avenue houso where the ghost is said to be, but inquirers at the houso wore met with tho statement that the strange noises had stopped. Detective ShaughnesBy aud the other officers, however, havo as yet failed to explain them or to toll why tho flying coal flew. o THE WEATHER. INDICATIONS. Washington, D. C, April 24. For Eastern New York, light rain: warmer; southwesterly winds. REOOKD OF THE THERMOMETER. The following is tho record of tho thermometer s kept at tho Brooklyn Daily Eagle office: 2 A. M 4 A. M (i A. M 8 A. M Pi 10 A, M. 08 00 02 03 4(1 40 51! 2 P. M. 3 P. M. Avorsgo touiDoraturo to day Ayornco leiupijnuure lame date last year,, .. r4! HIGH WATER. Tho following is tho official announcement of thetirae and duration of high water at New York and Sandy Hook for to - morrow, April 25: I, A - n't ,, - PTm. .iDura'noTT Time.! Hoieht. Tims., Hciglit.i! Riso. i Kail. ) H. M. 1 Feat. II H. M. I l'oet. II a. M. I B M NevfYork.; 4:1:3' BaudyH'kl 3:401 3.0 4.5 5:011 4:31! 3.1) 4.5 5:54 I 0 :08 6:31 0:17 MOVEMENTS OF OCEAN YESSELS. ARRIVED - WKDNESDAY, APRIL 24. Ss City of Para, AepinwaU, Now York. Ss Pedro, Cuban ports, Now York. 83 Egypt, Liverpool, New York. 8s City of Aloiaodria. Vera Cruc and Havana, New Vork. ARRIVED AT FOREIGN PORTS, Se Eider, Now York, Southampton. 9AILD FR01I FOBEIOH POBTB. 8s Gallia, Quoenstonn, New York. SUNDAY SCHOOL CONVENTION. Tho annual convention of the Suffolk County Sunday School Association will be held at Sag Harbor on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 7 and 8.

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  1. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle,
  2. 24 Apr 1889, Wed,
  3. Page 6

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