Report of the Special Committee Appointed by the Common Council of the City of New York: Relative to the Catastrophe in Hague Street, on Monday, February 4th, 1850 (Google eBook)

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McSpedon & Baker, Printers, 1850 - Steam-boiler explosions - 116 pages
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Page 6 - ... Cashier of the Tax Collector, the Under Sheriff and the Chief Bookkeeper of the Sheriff, the Deputy Auditor, the Chief Deputy of the Recorder, the Chief Deputy Coroner, the City Engineer, the Secretary and the Architect of the Board of Public Works, the Registrar of the Board of Election Commissioners, the Chief of Police, the Chief Engineer of the Fire Department, and all physicians appointed by or on the Board of Health. All officers, courts, boards and heads of departments vested in this Charter...
Page 4 - Monday, the 4lh day of February, 1850, a melancholy and most deplorable calamity occurred in our city, caused by the explosion of a steam boiler in the building known as Nos. 3 and 5 Hague street, whereby the building was instantaneously and wholly demolished ; sixtyseven persons at work at the time therein were killed, and fifty others either severely or slightly injured. The calamity, carrying, as it did, death and grief to upwards of seventy families, excited the deepest sympathy among all classes...
Page 5 - ... affected all classes of citizens with the most profound grief, and has carried into many families the severest of woes. Under this appalling calamity, I would respectfully recommend, that the two Boards of the Common Council appoint Committees to take such measures as they may deem the emergencies of the case may require, and to report their action at a subsequent meeting; and out of respect for the grief of those afflicted by this event, that the Common Council adjourn without the transaction...
Page 46 - ... of six years. The mayor of the city of New York, the mayor of the city of Brooklyn, the president of the German society, and the president of the Irish emigrant society of New York, shall also, severally, by virtue of their respective offices, be commissioners as aforesaid. The said commissioners shall be known as the "Commissioners of Emigration...
Page 5 - Hague street was completely demolished, and about one hundred human beings buried beneath the ruins, of whom but a few have been rescued alive. The members of the Police and Fire Departments instantly repaired to the scene, who, aided...
Page 48 - Men and boys severely and slightly wounded, 29 Men, for loss of clothes and tools, 19 Boys, with mothers and other relatives dependent,. . . . 10 Funeral expenses paid for families, 10 Forward 159 Brought forward, 159 Fathers, with young children, whose sons were killed,. 2 Aged mothers, who lost sons in the calamity, 12 Mothers, dependent on their sons who were killed,. ... 3 Young children of said mothers, 10 Fathers and mothers, with children, who lost sons,...
Page 19 - J. GERALD, of Brooklyn, were added to the Committee, to represent the interests of that city in the funds being collected, and all the cases there, previously referred to Messrs. Van Norden and Ward, were transferred to them. These cases were as follows : George Noel, James Gullarfar, Peter Hyde, Alexander Dixon, John Dougherty, Cornelius Dougherty, James Granger, George Hyde, William Collins, James Collins, Lemuel B. Whitney, Edgar P. Kurd, Patrick Burns, Robert Mclntyre, killed.
Page 4 - Hague street, whereby the building was instantaneously and wholly demolished ; sixtyseven persons at work at the time therein were killed, and fifty others either severely or slightly injured. The calamity, carrying, as it did, death and grief to upwards of seventy families, excited the deepest sympathy among all classes of our citizens, and it being deemed an event eminently requiring the notice and action of the municipal authorities of New York, and both Boards being convened, his Honor the Mayor,...
Page 48 - James Powers, 100 00 Bennet Hyde and wife, parents of Peter and Francis, 130 00 Orphan sister of John Thurston, 200 00 Mrs. Hyde, mother of George, 50 00 $4,688 00 The number of persons to whom aid and comfort, and permanent assistance has been furnished, are as follows : Widows of workmen killed, 28 The children of 22 of these widows. 61 Men permanently maimed by the explosion, 2 Men...
Page 8 - Maynard, for the generous proposal. By Saturday the 9th of February, the ruins had been entirely removed, the locality closely searched, and every body reclaimed that could be found. The sub-Committee accordingly proceeded to make the final arrangements for the sepulture of those unfortunate persons. Tuesday, the 12th, having been fixed upon as the day, the following programme of arrangements for the funeral, was published in the several city papers : FUNERAL OF THE UNRECOGNIZED.

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