From the May 24, 1900 edition of the Sun:
Newsboys At Rosie’s Funeral.
Meanwhile They Are Taking Care of the Corcoran Business at the Bridge.
The funeral of Rosie Corcoran, the Brooklyn Bridge newsgirl, will be held from her home at 102 James street, to-morrow. She will be buried in Cavalry Cemetery. Last night the women friends of Mrs. Corcoran, who are very many in Cherry and Water and Henry streets, sat in the front room about Rosie’s white-covered coffin and commented tearfully on the uncertainties of life. In an outer room at the head of the stairs sat Rosie’s oldest brother surrounded by a large number of his friends. Pipes and tobacco and other simple refreshments were provided for them.
Most of the Park row newsboys intend to go to Rosie’s funeral. A number of them voluntarily took the Corcorans’ places at the Bridge entrance yesterday and carried on the business for them under the supervision of Mrs. Corcoran’s rival, Mrs. Shea, who was anxious that the respect which the family was showing for its dead might not cost it too much. Mrs. Corcoran, who has had years of bitter experience with the Parkrow newsboys, sent them word by visitors at the house that if they thought they were making a permanent entrance on her territory under the semblance of doing her a favor she would take great pleasure in showing them to the contrary when the period of her mourning was over.