Just Rambling About Harlem and the Bronx 1898  #12 



If the Rev. P.W. Tandy's plans do not miscarry, the laying of the corner stone of the new St. Jerome's Church, at Alexander avenue and One Hundred and Thirty-eighth street, on October 16, will be the most elaborate affair of the kind ever seen in upper New York City. Archbishop Corrigan, who is to lay the stone, will be met at the north end of the Third avenue bridge at 2:30 o'clock on the afternoon by a procession, and escorted to the church. In this procession will be societies of St. Vincent de Paul, Holy Name Societies, Children of Mary, Holy Rosary Societies, Ladies' Catholic Union, Ladies' Catholic Benevolent legion, North Side Catholic Association, Mott haven Council of the Catholic Benevolent legion, Emeralds, Ancient order of Hibernians and a number of others. it is expected that here will be at least one hundred priests at the ceremony. The procession will go by way of Third avenue to One Hundred and forty=third street, thence to Alexander avenue, and south to the church. After the corner stone has been laid, a sermon will be preached by Mgr. Mooney.


Cotton raising in the borough of the Bronx is something very unusual, but Daniel Webster of Sedgwick avenue, Kingsbridge, has succeeded in raising a nice little crop from seed in his garden. The plants are now in bloom and apparently in a flourishing condition.

On Monday night, the north Side Board of Trade will take up the matter pertaining to the Mott haven station on the new York Central Railroad at one Hundred and Thirty-eighth street. The station was completed about a week ago, yet it is still little less than a labyrinth for not only strangers, but also for persons who use the road occasionally. There are no directing signs, and while the exits are on One Hundred and Thirty-eighth street, they cannot be used as entrances, because of the turnstile arrangement. To gain admittance to the platform one has to turn and twist about in a very confusing way. In the evenings no lights are supplied and the place becomes then, not only confusing, but rather dangerous, because of a liability to stumble over the debris that collects about the place. Some time ago the board tried to force the company to stop more of its trains at One Hundred and Thirty-eighth street, but met with ill success. It will probably take that matter up again, now, and agitate it with the station matter.

Residents of the Bronx, generally are complaining because the fire department does not substitute for the present key fire bosex, those with handles attached.

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Article Name:  Just Rambling About Harlem and the Bronx #12 1898
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The Brooklyn Daily Eagle  October 8, 1898
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