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THE NEWS OF BROOKLYN.
AFFAIRS IN THE BOROUGHS OX LOXG ISLAND-HAPPEN
INGS IX SUFFOLK AND NASSAU.
CRESCENT ATHLETIC CLUB.
ORIGIN AND GROWTH OF A PROSPER
On a picturesque site affording; a delightful
view of the Bay anfi facing the green hills of
Staten Island stands the charming country club
bouse of the Crescent Athletic Club, of Brooklyn,
i social organization famous for the records of
*:<> triumphs on field and water. The style of
Its architecture is the Queen Anne, and within
It! three stories of wood and stone are many
commodious and tastefully furnished rooms for
the entertainment of members and the guests.
At the northeast corner Is a tower, and from its
circular balconies one may get an excellent view
of the ball field and athletic grounds, while at
the right is seen the boat house on the edge of
To the left of the main path that leads up to
the steps of the clubhouse is a maple called the
Douglass tree. It is so named because there a
man named Douglass, one of the supposed ab
ductors of Charley Ross, was shot and killed
years ago while trying to commit a burglary at
the old Van Brunt mansion, on the site of which
the clubhouse stands. The property of the club
extends from E!ghty-third-st. to Eighty-fifth-st..
CRESCENT ATHLETIC CLUB BOATHOFSE. BROOKLYN.
and from the Shore Road, overlooking the Bay.
The country clubhouse of the Crescent Ath
letic Club, of Brooklyn, is regularly open from
May IB to October 20. but is partially open all
the year round. The season begins with lacrosse.
This year the club lost two games to the Cana
dian team. The club is in the baseball league
with the New-York Athletic. Montclair Athletic
and Ifonistown Athletic clubs, and the Engle
wood Field Club. It has won seven games, lost
one and has tyro games to play, and will win
the championship in the new league this year.
There are golf contests every Saturday in Class
A or Cla?s B or for special cups. The boatho-use
is well equipped with all kinds of boats. It is
impossible, however, to row shells in New-York
Bay, as the swell from the steamers would sink
them. There are. however, six and eight oared
barges, gigs and singles and doubles. A popular
diversion on Sundays ie for parties to go out in
Fix and eight oared boats on trips to Staten Isl
and or Stillwell's, at Gravesend Bay. Among
the various sports which may be enjoyed on the
fifteen acres of club grounds is the Scotch
game of bowls. The grounds are easily reached
from New-York by two boats, which make fre
quent trips, morning, afternoon and evening,
from the Battery. They are hired Jointly with
the Atlantic Yacht Club and the Norton's Point
Land Company, and run also to the Atlantic
Yacht Club, at Norton's Point.
There are dining facilities in the clubhouse for
four hundred people, and on Memorial Day
nearly twelve hundred dinners in all were
served. Other attractions are billiard and pool
tables, eardrooma and bowline; alleys. There
are 1,700 members in the club, and there is a
waiting list of 150. The resident members num
ber 1.500. The city clubhouse i« at No?. 2"», 27
and 29 Clinton-st., Brooklyn.
A prominent member of the Crescent Athletic
Club is Dr. A. C. Brush, of No. 11 Lafayette
ave., who talked In an interesting way yesterday
about the organization to a Tribune reporter.
The doctor, who is an expert amateur oars
man and never sat in a losing eight, explained
how the Hiram crew got their name. It hap
pened one summer's day. about ten years ago,
that their barge was driven ashore on Staten
Island by a heavy southeast pa!". They put
up at a nearby inn, and the spokesman of the
party, not knowing the Christian names of all
his comrades, registered every man of them as
Hiram. This bit of pleasantry led to calling the
crew the Hlrams ever after. Later, the crew
mad? a sensation by adopting as a uniform a
bright Turkish red coat, on which were two
cars In miniature crossed on a crescent, and
white luck trousers.
Dr. Brush told the story of the Douglass tree,
already mentioned, which stood in front of the
old Van Brunt bouse. It was several years be
fore it was occupied by the Crescent Club, and
the building at the time was closed, but was
connected by a burglar alarm with the present
Van Brunt bouse at the right of the clubhouse.
One evening the burglar alarm went off, and a
member of the Van Brunt family, with hired
men and shotguns, hurried over to the old home
stead and-'found two men trying to open one of
I .- windows. A gun was fired, and Instantly
one of the men dropped on the piazza. The
other man ran to the fool of the tree, and being
fired on, dropped, some of the shot penetrating
the tree. The man on the piazza, feeling that
he was dying, declared that he knew where
Charley Ross was, but that he wouldn't tell un
less the other man. who. he said, was Doug
lass, would also confess. Douglass was found
df-ad under the tree and disembowelled, and
«h«-n the party returned to the piazza th.- man
there was dead also. These men. said Dr.
Brush, were river pirates. The Shore Road at
that time was not cut through.
Dr Brush declared that the club was pros
perous. It was retiring its bonds, and was the
'•inly club in Brooklyn in the days of laW and
UftS that made any money. n did not go into
traofc athletics and there were no professional
athletes in the organization. They went into
athletics simply for the enjoyment of the sport.
In the football league it discovered that another
club was playing for money, and then .the Cres
cent Club at once dropped out.
The origin of the Crescent Athletic Club was
In a football organization, which was started
In 18^4 by William H. Ford, at that time a
■*<-<•' r- graduate of Yale, and was made up
mostly of college men. The membership in two
years increased to fifty-five. A plan was at
once carried out to organize a regular athletic
club, and grounds were leased at Nlnth-st. and
Ninth-are. Three years later the trustees of the
««b became the owners of all the Property of
«£• l*«reld Boat Club and assumed Its ""ilHies.
afacrtly afterward negotiations were closed wltn
the \ an Brunt and Bergen estates for th« pur
chases of the present property In Bay Ridge
\\ crk was begun In the fall of 1891 on'the new
clubhouse, and when the building, which cost
was opened mi the Memorial Day fol
lowing more than five thousand Bnu-klynites
.I. lined in the festivities.
The officers of the Crescent Athletic Club are:
President, William H. Ford; vice-president S.
Kdw-ard Vernon; secretary. A. Wallace Hlg
gins. ar.d treasurer, Henry L. Langhaar.
Among the members of the Governing Com
mittee are Carl O. Rasmus. Charles M. Bull,
C ornelius Van Firunt. Howard Horton, Kzra
THE TIIRAM ROWING TREW. ORESCENT ATHLETIC CLUB* OF BROOKLYN.
D. Bushnell, Frederick S. Parker and A<lolph E
A MONrMENT TO PRIVATE GEOGHEGAN.
MEMORIAL FOR PF.A r-r,TFF'S ONLY REPRESENTA
TIVE IN' THE SPANISH WAR.
Sea Cliff. L,ong Islnnd. July 28. -A committee Is
at work securing funds to be used In erecting a
monument to the memory of Private John Geoßhe
gnn. Sea Cliff's only representative in the Spanlsli-
American War. Geoghegan served with the 71st
liepimr-nt, and returned home so enfeebled that he
The committee, which is composed of five well
known women, proposes to erect a granite monu
ment coating abut $7>X). It will probably be placed
in one of the public parks, and it possible the com
mittee hoiies to unveil it on I-abor Day. which is
always celebrated us Firemen's Day here. As
Geoghegan was a member of the Hose Company
the occasion will be especially appropriate. The
Hose Company has given $V*> toward the monu
ment, and congressman Townsend Scudder, of
Glenwood, and Samuel Stenson, of Brooklyn, have
each given a like amount.
DOES NOT EXTEND TO BROOKLYN.
CTTY IMPROVEMENT BOCIETY*B WORK CONFINED
TO MANHATTAN AND THE BRONX.
To the Editor of The Tribune.
Sir: We have received lately a number of letters
from your readers in Brooklyn Inquiring as to
whether our field of operations extends to that bor
ough and Intimating that many nuisances flourish
there without restraint. For the general informa
tion of i^uch readers we will state that our society
confines itself to the boroughs of Manhattan and
The Bronx exclusively. If our neighbors across
the river would get together and establish an Im
provement society of their own we would gladly do
all we could to aid the movement. We mleht also
state that such a society would be able to Improve
irreatly the condition? of "llf< , liberty and the pur
suit of happiness" at present existing in = Brooklyn.
General Manager, City Improvement Society.
New-York, July 28, 1900.
FLUSHING WITHOUT A FINE ALARM.
Flushing, Long Island, July 28.— The collapse of
the fire alarm system here has caused the residents
of the village much anxiety. To add to the
TENNIS COURTS, CRESCEXT ATHLETIC CLUB. BROOKLYN
trouble th« man whose duty It has been to ring the
taken at once to remedy the evil.
RAISING MONET TO ' LARGE HOSPITAL.
The trustee! of Si. Catherine's Hospital are en
d-avortng to raise funds for an annex to be built on
M.ujer-.t. .Id. of the building. The proposed
rtdltlon is O cost $30.< W. All except $12,000 of tbl»
addlticn is !" " / hw . n raised. To-morrow the
■'T'c'Mvof S' <•;, .„■■!:'> Hospital., which la
DIPLOMAS FOR CHORUS CHILDREN.
it has been suggested that a suitably engrossed
and handsomely executed diploma be given to each
the five thousand school children of Brooklyn
who participated in the chorus which was one of
The features of the recent National Siingerfest.
.wma tS be •»»> °" c tuln * llMit m * y » revenl tho
JSEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE. SUNDAY. JLLT 29. 1900.
Idea from bolnß carried into execution. Thnt thing
Is the steady decrease of the surplus. whl«-n. rrorn
tin* present out'ook of cash on nnnd nnd Incom
ing bllln, threatens to become a delhit.
REPUBLICAN WORKERS NOW FULLY OR
GANIZED FOR THE CAMPAIGN.
The Republican Campaign Committee has been
fully organised now, and the campaign Is on. nl
thoufrh things will bo extremely quiet for sonii^
weeka to come. Ex-Mayor Charles A. Bchleren h.\<l
been chosen as chairman of the Finance Commit
tee, and it was hoped that he would accept, ac hla
reputation as a sound business mnn would have In
spired the confidence of that clans of Republicans
from whom tha campaign man.-tjeers nre most
anxious to obtain contributions. He wa? obliged to
refuse on account of pressure of business. Ju<]g«»
Bteele, w"ho has been chosen to manage the
finances, has an equally Rood hold on the confi
dence of the Independents.
The following aro the. Auxiliary Committee of the
Campaign Committee, including the nine members
selected by Lieutenant-Govarnor Woodruff and an
nounced for the first time yesterday afternoon:
Ex-Mayor C. A. Schteren. I Col. Willis L. Og&en.
William Berrl. ! David Jacobs.
Jackscn Wallace. | Col. A. D. Balrd.
Louis Beer. I E. P. Morse.
Ofonre B. Forrester. ' Judge Hiram R. Steele.
Oen William C. Wallace. I Charles A. Moore.
E. R. Kennedy. O. W. Schne<lle.
K. P. Trautman. I Henry K. R^phr.
Jv.tgi} Jacob Neu. Georg* H. Richards.
E. H. Hobbs. I F. F. Williams.
James Gaseoln*. ! Adoipf Klendl.
H. B. V astern, president of! William Cullen Bryant.
the Union League Club. I Ex-Congre«sman Charles O.
Reglati»r James R. Howe. I Bennett.
H. A. Dan!. I I-udwitr Nlssen.
Sylvester I* Brlnley. ; John 9. Smith.
The sub-committees, as announced by Mr. Dady
yesterday afternoon, are made up of the following
Walter B. Atterbury. I Robert A. Sharkey.
William Berrl. George B. Waldo.
William Cullen Bryant. ! Charles A. Moore.
George H. Roberts. ] John G. I>eubert.
Frederick A. Schroeder. I
Hiram R. Steele. I C. A. Schleren.
A. D. Balrd. ' Jacob Brenner.
Jam's Ciaseolne. L. NIBSPn.
H. B. Masters. ' Jacknon Wallace.
1: P. Horse. ' E. R. Kennedy.
John Drencher. ! Willis I>. Ogden.
V.llliam C. Wallace. I G. J. Haubert.
.1 D. Frost. !H. 11. Lalmbeer.
C G. JJennett. ! Jacob Livingston.
George W. Schaedle. ' J. R. Howe.
11. C. Hahl. ! J. H. Smith.
HAI.US AND MRETING3.
Harry A. Hanbury. F. P. Trainman.
A. T. Hobley. ' Trills Beer.
Harry Jacqulllard. W. J. Beattle.
Pavld Jacobs. Frank Gardner.
A. Ktendl. M. J. Wheeler.
George 11. Richards.
George H. Roberts. ! Marcus B. Campbell.
P. Williams. Jacob Neu.
Alexander Itobb. E. A. Amell.
Henry E. ehr. John E. Thorne.
F. F. Williams. George H. Forrester.
E. H. Hobbs. IS. i>. Brlnle;-.
No meetings of Importance will be held until
after the Republican State Convention and the local
Congress and Assembly conventions. Meanwhile,
the plans will be carefully laid for a short, sharp,
NEW RMLROAD OFFICE BUILDING,
CONEY ISLAND AND BROOKLYN COMPANY' 3
STRUCTURE NEARING COMPLETION.
The new office building of the Coney Island ,«nd
Brooklyn Railroad Company, which operates the
Bmlth-st., De Kalb-ave. and Franklln-avo. lines. 19
rapidly nearlng completion. It will be ready for
occupancy about September 15. The building Is
bein« erected at the southeast corner of De Kalb
ave. and Franklin-eve.
Although the 'mildlng will cost only $15.f>00, it
will be quite elabornte. It will be three stories In
height and twenty feet In width in De Kalb-ave.,
back forty-four feet ir. KYanKlln-ave. Thu
exterior in of" Iri-iinna limestone and gray pressed
brick, laid in colored mortar. The sills and trim
!•',: : 1 are of oluestone and terra cotta. Spruce
timber will bo used throughout for the Interior.
Veneered red oak doors will he hung Inside and
out. except on the third floor, which will bo fin
lulled in a different colored wood. The stairways
will be of red ash. as will be the wains.-oting of
the first and second floors. The building will be
Birum heated and Itghi^l by electrtclty.
The receiver's and cashler'a offices will be on
thi- lirst floor On tlm second Moor will be ttie of
fice 'it President JMns, Superintendent BulUvan,
tiir bookkeeper and Secretary-Treasurer Duncan B.
DIES Suddenly after bathing.
Pat'chogu^, Long Island, July 2*l-- Mrs. Anna M
Almqulst, of Chicago, died suddenly at the Clifton
House last night. She went In bathing in the
afternoon and afterward complained of not ft-.-i
inK well. Mrs. AttoqutSt'S husband died six years
ago. and since then she and nor daughter had
■pant most of their time In travelling. On July 5
they regiatered at ■ hotel here as coming; from
BELL RINGING ORDERED STOPPED.
For many years the bell in the Aurora Grata
Cathedral, the Masonic Temple at Bedford-aye.
and Madison-st., has been rung each hour of th«
twenty-four. Residents of the neighborhood have
been long suffering, but at last they have com
plained. Sanitary Superintendent Robert A
Black, after a careful investigation, has branded
the ell a* « public nuisance, and Uaued order*
that It ehall bo runs no it.ore.
THE MARCn OF TIIR THIRD.
ARTILLERYMEN DELIGHTED WITH
THEIR RECENT TRIP.
Now here's to the l'fe that's gay and free,
A life that's envied by you and me.
Of rare and careless jollity.
Of fair, comparelesa frivolity—
The lif.- of the Third uatiiiik,' Battery)
To some such toast as this the forty-six members
of the 3d Gatllng Battery, who recently made a
unique marching tour to Peconic Bay, Long Island,
would echo a ringing response of unanimous agree
ment. For yenrs the different orsan!?ntlons of the
National Guard have spent a week at Peeksklll bi
ennially, but the recurrence of this trip made It
somewhat monotonous, and It was left to the 3d
Fattery, of Brooklyn, to initiates new venture and
learn thp forms of war by a practice march through
some of the towns of the lower side of Long Isl
"In that week's march." said Captain Henry S.
Rafsquin, senior officer of the battery, "the boys
learned more than they would In two yean in the
The members of the 1 attery left the armory, in
Clenaont-ave., near the skating rink, on Satur
day. July 14. They were all mounted, and their
objective point was New-Suffolk, on Peconic Bay.
The) reached their camping ground on Thursday,
July 1!). returning to Brooklyn en Sunday afternoon.
July 21. by a special train on the I^ong Island Rail
road, which consisted of passenger coach and sev
eral cars for the baggage wagons, horses and four
old howitzers, which they dragged on their march
Instead of. the QatHng guns, as th« trip was purely
a practice inarch, intended to acquaint then simply
with the tactics of the march In time of actual
Aa waa r ktural, dlsclp!i;io was somewhat re
laxed, and n spirit of good fellowship pervaded tho
battery, Whtrb made the trip one of the bappfc st
experiences 'he members of the battery ever en-
Joyed. The picture here shown WHfl taken by
Richard w. H> bindler, a member of the battery.
Tf.o Free:M,rt camp was named c^mp Capron, in
memory .'f Captatn Capron, who was at c.t~>? time a
member of the battery and <l Rough Rider, who
was killt-d nt Har. Juan. The Freeport camp was
*♦>« Qrst ono pitched. It hrivfne been re:>. |
Aturday afternoon, July 14. Tho camp waa pil '.I
i:i twenty-five minutes*, which Is rate. l as excellent
time In tho backsrciind of tho picture can be
Been the wall guard tent. To the left nn tl
conical fonts for t!n> priva**"".
It will be noticed that the horses were all pro
tected with canvas covers Thia waa necessary, he
cause there were big green horseflies at Freepi rt.
The horses numbered altogether fifty-two. Just
back of tbe Kiiard r.-tit. lik^ a Htrcik of light
through the trees to tbe left of the picture Btr
the Merrick Road, one of the paths well known to
wheelMen on L< np; Island.
There wore any number of am\ising and pleasing
Incidents on the. march. On Monday July IH, th»
battery paid a flying visit to the grounds of Will
lam K. Vanderbiit. jr.. Idle Hour, at Oakdale, md
saw the mansion which l» being erected. On Mi
day the soldiers en«-amped at P.itchoeue, on the
grounds of Lieutenant Paseo, formerly of the 2.?
Battery. In the evening they had a delightful danca
at the Ocean House.
The battery left Kastport at 3 p. m. on Tuesday
HUE 3D GATLING BATTERY'S CAMP CAPHON, AT FREEPORT. LONG ISLAND.
for Rlverhead. ' The quartermaster's wagon took
the road through Westhampton to Rlverhead, and
got through without difficulty. The sections in
charge of the guns were not so fortunate. They
took what they thought was a Quicker road, which
was due 1 ast to Kiverhead rrooi Eastport. A
couple 0? miles out the road grew worse and worse,
until the sand was fifteen inches deep and progress
with the howitzers seemed absolutely Impossible.
The men dismounted from their horses and actually
pushed the guns for eight mi!<-s In a baking sun.
To add to the hardship of the situation water gave
out. and for some time Lieutenant Chauncey Mat
lock, who had command of the battery by reason
of the absence of Captain Rasquin, paid that he
thought the iii. 11 -I!.;': the horses would drop in
their tracks from sheer exhaustion. 'he battery
wants to wurn the public against this road. When
the battery reached Riverhead li was 30 o'clock
In the evening. ..'it the citizens bad prepared a
clambake for the young artillerymen. They were
so tired out, however, that several of the boys
went to Bleep as they were Bipplng their clam
The citizens, a few weeks before the coming of
the battery, had arranged to allow them the use
of the Suffolk County Fair Grounds for a camp on
condition that they pitch their tents anywhere >lse
than on the baseball diamond. By some mischance,
however, due to their fatigue, the battery- placed
three of the guns right over the hor plate, and a few
Haws were also put in the diamond by the hoofs
of tho horses. However, the citizens excused the
mistake and the boys received a rousing sendofl
the next day.
From Rlverhe?.d the battery went to Peconic
Bay, New-Suffolk. The road between the two
places the men describe as ideal, and the camping
grounds at New-Sultolk commanded unbounded
satisfaction and admiration.
SECOND NAVAL BATTALION IN CAMP.
The 2d Battalion, New-York Naval Militia, left
Brooklyn yesterday morning for a week's en
campment on Centre Island, opposite the homo of
Governor Roosevelt at Oyster Bay TT 1...*1 ...* encamp-
merit was ordered by the Skate authorities in lieu
of the annual cruise. Commander Hubert P. For
shew felt that his men, many of whom are new,
needed practice In small boat work and gunnery
rather than in deep sea work, and accordingly made
a request for a week's encampment. Instead of the
The battalion left its headquarters at the water
front and Flfty-firth-st.. South Brooklyn, at 11
o'clock on th< i.'xho.T c'hamplon. el v.n- Merrttt a
Chapman Company. The llgnti r also carried three
cutters, a naphtha launch, n gig. tour or.e-poun.l
Hotchklss field pieces, two hundred Sprlngfleld
rifles twenty-two 81bley tents, cooking outilt,
mess kits and rations for .inht days '1: bat
talion's 30-foot steam lav b which was bunt
for the United star,-.- cruiser Brooklyn, went up
to Oyster Bay under her own steam. togethei
with the converted yacht, the All. -en, the cruising
shin of the battalion. Both vessels carried a de
tachment of officers and men.
The officers wore their blue service [forms.
with legglna find took with them their Tress unl
forms. The men wore white suits, wati b ■ ips and
Th.- week will l>o devoted to small boat work,
gunner} practice ashore nr.il on board the Ailcen.
ALABAMA COMING TO TUT NATY V4//Z).
It was f>aM at the Navy Yard yesterday thai th«
ih-w battleship Alabama, bow n oaring oosaptettaa
at the Cramps *.!;;;.> a:U», Philadelphia, would be
pent to .his city for a aocktna; ana overhauling on
August .">. prepnrntory to her builder's test on the
30th. The -locking will be nrnde at the expense of
It Is also reported that Farragufs old wooden
s .:;.. th.- Mart ford, now at the Boston yard will
the ynrd in August 1 to take a draft of men
from the Vermont. Similar drafts will be taken
from '.ther yar.K and then tbe Hartford will no
°P a . f T" lsf> '" ff-ri-lirn waters, returning some
time In 1 December.
BROOKLYN'S SOCIAL WORLD
It wai a dill and featureleea week in 1
an<l from the aecOBBtS from the summer resorts
whither Brooklyn society has l.i.d its.-lf the sum
mer ennui seems to have fall.-n npoa the ■
The Rev. Dr. S. D. McConnell. rector of Holy
Trinity Church on the Heights. ha 3 been visiting
Mr. , and Mrs - William A. Read, of Columbia
Heights, at Lenox.
Mrs. James 11. Prentice and the Mm Prentice,
of Amity-si . with Mrs. Elmer Bell, • Orange,
have taken a cottage for the summer at Great
Diamond island, Maine. Dudley Hill Prentice will
Join them In August.
Mrs. Mary Ellng. of Brooklyn, with her daughter.
Mrs. Gertrude Esterbrook. and Miss Beatrice Es
terbrook. arc at their summer home. HUlcrest. In
In "Th « Tike's Peak Dally News" of July 22.
which la published on the peak, the names of Miss
Elizabeth B. Cortelyou and Miss Mabel Cortelyou,
of Brooklyn, appeared in the "Us: of plucky tour
ists* who have reached the summit afoot." '
Mr and Mrs. Nelson O. Canaan, of Pierrepont
ft , who have been staying at their country place
at Babylon. Long Island, will spend August at the
Wentworth, New-Cast lot In the White Mountains.
Dr. and Mrs. William J. Fuller, of CUnton-st..
sailed yesterday on the Lucnnla for a trip through
England, Ireland, Germany and Holland and to
Mr. and Mrs. I. T. Lutklna. of Carlton-ave.. are
staying at the Oriental Hotel. Mrs. a. E. Lutklns
and hef daughter, Miss Lutklns, are passing the
summer at tha Hotel Netherwood Netherwooil
During the summer then Is always a large mim
ber of Brooklyn people al Nyaca. A recent cotil
lon was led by Mr. and Mrs. Robert Osrx>rr«.
Among th" dancers wen- Mrs. l>. Pratt While. Miss
Florence Brighton. Miss Mnlrs, Miss Robbies the
Ml tea Lutkina and William H. Nfairs. .>;' thia bor
P. Snow Kellogg and K. (;. BuUlngton, of Brook
lyn, are standing the sumn,' r at the. Thousand
Charles M. Enplls, of Brooklyn, has presented a
cup which will be a r>rlre In a series of races ar
ranged by the Thousand Islands Yacht Club for
the 2«>-f«>ot class this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Murray Booco.k. of Castolla. Va.,
have taken a cottage at Saratoga for the summer.
Mrs. Boocock was Miss Marias Dike, of Columbia
Heights, a daughter of Mrs. Camden C. Dike and
a sister of Colonel Norman S. Dike. Mrs. Dike Is
now visiting her daughter and son-in-law.
Mrs. Harriette Allen Walsh, wife of A. Stewart
Walsh, of No. 643 Madlson-ave.. has gone for the
summer to her cottage at Tappan. N. Y. Her
daught.T ut,.l son and a number of friends are
At Shelter I.^lind Miss Frances Wallace, of
Brooklyn, dntiiih'er of Wlinam H. Wallace, la an
enthusiastic golfer, while bet sister. Mi^s I^aura
Wallace, ;j; j n champion ai pool At the lattcx pas
time Mrs. Rue anil Mis? I. la P. Rue are also con
John EjOUghran, president of the Manufacturers'
National Bank, and the Misses Loughran are en
joying the pea breezes at the Oriental Hotel. Other
Brooklyn people at the hotel are Mr. and Mrs.
William x. Dykman and Master "Jack" Dykman.
who will leave there next week for the Thousand
Islands; Mr. and Mrs. George H. Southard, Mr.
an l Mis. Georere H. Southard, jr., Mr and Mrs.
Guy L>u Val and Mrs. A. J. Cor die r.
■ i\ur Frederick W, w.irster and Ma ' at
daughti - .rr.m.T at Hl~n <'<.>vo,
in the ' ipled by Montro.-jo W".
■ ' li the North Countr Clul x 'tlon.
Mr. and Mrs. Melton H. Belden, Mr. nrnl Mrs. W.
; ■ ' !: ( ' I [•"!> ■
Among the Bro klyn p<('i-i.' nt Bouth P'>rf!and.
■ :; Hi! Morgan, Mr. and Mrs. A. T.
Compton and family, Thomas G. Rltrh and
1 Mr. and Mrs X. 3. W. V
Miss R. A. Polhemus arrived home from Europe
on the Majestic on Wednesday. Mr. and Mrs.
Adolph Goepel and Miss Muriel Goepel of Sidney
Place, were among the passengers booked to sail
t'jr Ktirope on the Fiirst Bismarck last Thursday
William Bern left here last week for Richfield
Springs, and from there will Join his family at
John B. Bryne nml family, of St. John's Place,
arf s.ttlr-1 f.>r thf summer at T-nr.v: ...,k. KUme
- illlvun Com ty. N I
Mr. and Mrs. Tl Btlßman, Mi*s Mary E.
Btllhnan and M:s ; Charlotte R. Stlllman ire 'lue
■:uro;«- next Wednesdaj They will go .!:
■ . iv-r country horn.- al I. i i
I>r and Mrs. Henry (J Prrston, <>f Xc< n tJrecne-
SYC . have just ar.nom.
daughter, Miss Ann!.' Louise Preston, to
Henry Merchant, son ol Mi tries A.
Merchai of Sherburne, N >
Tho present plan for the w.-ildins: <■' Miss
i'rlsiilla IMxon Barnes, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Henry Burr Earner, and Marshall leweO Dodt:e Is
that it will take p*ace at Southampton on Wednes
day, September .*>. at St. Andrew's Church. A re
ception .it the Barnes country house, Edpe.-orribe.
will follow the ceremony. The bride's sister. Miss
Edllle P. Barnes, and M!<* May Harper will attend
her a.« bridesmaids. Miss !!;irper will be married
a wt-fk or two later to Langdon Barrett Valentine.
The marriage will be performed at Lawrence; Long
Island where the bride's parents spend the greater
part of the year.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas F. Irtch, of Cllnton
uve.. has rented thy beautiful Island Hiawatha. In
the Susquehanna River, near Owe?o, and ■• ester
day t:>ok possession. The Island contains H<> acres.
Mr. and Mrs Goodrich will entertain a good deul
ut their new summer place. Several how par
ties have. b*en arranged. Amu!;.; their guests will
be Mr. an.l Mrs. Moses ru.:.v Miss Henrietta
lMKvlow. Miss tii>r»di l». Chapman. Miss .\!ari-!t.i
Waterman. Miss Maria Rossiter, Miss M;iry Proa!.
J liii J. Van Nostrand Hiiil Frank I- Tracy.
Mr. anil Mrs. Jatnrs B. La Ing and their daughter,
Mias Julia Stuart I..iinsj. who I SVC b>**-n staying at
Amity vllle. Wlll x «perid the rest «>f the summer at
the StofforU. In in • White Mountains.
Mrs. William Burt Greenman and her sister. Miss
Mabel Beers, will spend August in the White
Mountains. Miss Peers's fiance, \vn .:a H. Hark
ress. expects to tie with them.
A. A. Low and family, uf i'lcrrepont-st.. are at
"Used by America's Rsprssentatirs Musician 1
Embody the highest standard of Piano owJItsCL
Artistic In Design, Faultless in
Construction. Superb in Tone.
None better at any price.
r M 1 In IS6O. we mail" about 30 iarijs>
rrißlN 1 menu. In 1*99 we made oror
I UUIUI 8,000 lastrumrnt-c
More than 129,000 Sterling
instruments have been made ana sold,
Over 8,000 in use in Brooklyn homes.
What better evidence of merit and
Moderate Prices, Monthly Papsnts Ascept;!
.Monnfaclnreri-Whnlc^ale and Retail.
536 Fulton St, Brooklyn,
(Entire Butldlrc— Tour floors.)
Look for the name STERLING.
MADE TO DRAW OR NO CHARGE.
Examination* and EttlmaUt FV»-».
References — Wm. W. Astor. Jon. H. Csssast whttaaaas
Reid a.TKi many other prominent p«*oj:le
J. WUMXUET. Chtsnvj Kx^ert."
21S Fir.» sit, Brooklyn. N. Y. Tel. lPd3. Main.
This ttdrrrtitrmrnt apprart .*/»i<f fii Only-
then summer home. Camp Ml'lie. Third Lake, Ful
ton Chain. Mr. and Mrs. James L. Bennett. Dwight
H. Bennett, O. . Moody and M. T. Bellows are at
Reeky Point Inn. Fulton Chain.
Amonft the Brooklyn people at the M->nohotto
Ir.n. Fisher's Island. Suffolk County, are Mis» I. F.
Tooker, of South Elliott Place: Raymond Healy, of
South Oaford-st., and Mr. and Mrs, W. B. Dudley
Among those at Lake Mahopac are Miss Page
Schwarzwaelder. of South Oxford-st.. who Is well
known In Riding and Driving- Club circles; Mrs. S.
Cantonl, Miss Edna Cantoni. Mrs. William Nash.
Miss Mabel Nash and Thomas Connor.
United States District Attorney George H. Pettlt
sad family are spending the summer at the Apaa
ccek Point House, West Hampton, Long Island.
M'LALOHLIX TiI.KS REFORM.
CONEY ISLAND WILL BE CLEAN TO-DAY. HE
"Coney Island will be cleaner morally to-morrow
than It has been in, ten years." These words wer»
uttered yesterday by Deputy Chief of Police, Mc
"I mean It." said the Chief, whan a look of sur
prise spread over the faces of his auditors. ••Re
spectable people can go there without any fear o£
having their sensibilities shocked, and neada of
families can take their children to the island with,
perfect safety. Captain Driscoil has his orders, and
I am quite sure that he means to obey them to t&e
letter. There will be no swindling games at the-
Island to-morrow, no gambling, no barkers and dq
"I tell you 1 Intend to make Coney Island a. clean.
place for the people. Of course, there always must
oe some latitude at places where all sorts of jseopla
flock for recreation, but I d ■ sot think that th«
people of Brooklyn will have any reason to com
plain again this summer."
TO SPREAD THE GOSPEL BY ELECTRICITY,
THE LATEST EVANGELIZATION PLAN AT CONST
The Gospel disseminated by electricity la th« lat
est Idea which the Coney Island Church. la Sea
Beach Walk, has adopted. The electric service*
Will begin to-night. On a lighthouse sixty-five feet
high, surmounting the church, lights have been
arranged to form the words "Jesus Saves," .a let
ters twenty-eight inches in height.
The current will b«r air: on and regulated.
First the word "Jesus"' wi appear. It will dis
appear and the word •'Saves' 1 will be seen. Five
seconds later this will disappear and both word*
will appear together, remaining ten seconds. Next
the lights will move to another point of the com
pass and the process will be repeated. The words
can be changed nigntly. It Is said that the alga
can be plainly read at a distance of three rr. .o*.
OLD MAX TIED IX his BED.
BOY SATS HE DID IT TO PROTECT WOMAN FROII
Henry Lamport, seventeen years oM. of No. 6C3
Evergreea-ave.. Brooklyn, admitted Is Magistrate
Worth m the Gates-aw. court yesteruay that he
had tied Joseph WhittleM. of No. 7S Eldert-st.. fast
to his bed at three different times. I^amport said
that such a course was necessary to prevent Whlt
neld from beating Mrs. Kate B. Thorne. who keeps
a candy store on the ground floor of the Eldert-st.
I^amport was arraigned on a charge of assault.
He was asked what It meant and said: "I tied him
down In the bed with the assistance of -.other
boy. 1 did it to protect an old woman whom ha
was assaulting. This it not the first tlm« «c hava
tied the o!d man down. Mr. WhttSeM boards with
Mrs. Thorne. Every time he goes out and drtnkd
too much he comes hone ami beats her. She has
called in boys and young men from the street a
numb« of times m protect her. We have iit\i him
down three times."
Lamport said thnt Charles i:er?pr. who lives la
Evergreen-aye., near Sohaeffer-s had insisted
him in tying the old man up. Magistrate Worth
i>aro:ed Lamport and tc'.il him to be In court with
Berger on August 14.
A SUCCESSFUL EXTERTAIXXEST.
The entertainment given at Arvtrne H<~.tel Casino,
Anew, l.' ■••-■- on Wednesday r.isht for th«
benefit of the Hebrew Infant Asylum was a marked
success. A number of well known actors and,
actresses took part in the »-n.t«Ttainmtnt. The mili
tary band of tne Ht trt-\v Sheltrrinkr Guanllan So
ciety of New-York ami the orchestra of the hoiel
furnished the music
DECREASE IS Tilt: DEATH RATE.
Return* to the Board of Health at noon yest«r
cTay showed that the last wiyk was notable for Its
tlecrt'a. j ed infant mortality. The r.umfcer of In
fonts who died in the week In Brooklyn was 200. as
against :-tl.*> fur the preceding week. The death
rate a year at?>> was just -•">;>. The week endins
yesterday had the lowest death rate In several
FIXER 11. OF JAMES F. HITTIXGER.
The funeral of Jan.es F. Hlttlnger. a well known
electric railroad bnllder of this city, wiil be held
to-day privately" He U!eU on Thursday at hU
home. No. 14 1 Stayvesant-ave. He was furty years
old. He came to Xtw-York from New-England a
number of years ago anl en<age*l in building and
repair!-. surface n>ilronds. For some time he was
In the rinploy of the Brooklyn CUy UallroaU Com
pany. un»l later entered the employ «>f the Metro
politan Railway in New-York. He there superin
tended a part of th«- wi>r!c of chans'r.K the motive
powrr on that lint-. A »W»'v and a young son sur
vive him. Thi» body will be cremated at Fre^h
COXCERTS IX THE PARKS.
The following is the programme to b*> Riven la
Prospect I'ark rhl* afternoon by the 23d Regtmsst
Our iVun>r\'i Honcr. 'Th"* St«r Sjvir.itl*.! llaßnw. 11
o\erti.r» t» ••Leonora" No. 3. In O major. om» Ti.
%:ovtm*nt in B tUtt W- B!-*>nitteU Oo*t«
iTVtSlcfttHl l> pupils of the iwMU- *?bool» of Brooklyn.)
m.!»r the dir«.-:t.>n vt the composer.
••l!r-r.u'.tery B*ll«" •••,••• -J^fc"
pp k «-ir,- »vm:>lK.nl.,u<». **D«M« Jtacabr*" saißt-*ien»
PMoe&!m in E Hit. N.v 2 \V a *»r
r.rnn.l fantul*:.- rrom 'Ernani • ..\erut
Oman work. ;vram»nl.>n In E rtat Battata
!nstn-m-ntatn.n by l«- T. ?'U-itney.
Sola for t»nor, "The I'alms'" (by r»nu»t» Fauro
Invocation to battl*. fr-m • > Hi<?r.st" Wagsar
lK>xi>lo«y. "OM Humlwl."
Cunningham's Military Band will give a concert
In City I'u.rk.