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GOSSIP OF THE BOROUG
Old Dm gist Comments on Old
The oldest druggist in this borough is in his
eightieth year, but attends to business every day
with the activity of most men of fifty. John
Worthinrton, of "Apothecaries' Hail," in lower
2"Uton-«t.. is an Interesting f.grure among old
Broafclynue*. His fund of reminiscences Is ap
parently inexhaustible, and his witty comments,
enlivened with quotations and literary allusions.
afford entertainment to many residents of the
Heights district, who are his friends as well as his
In a' talk with ■ Tribune reporter yesterday ref
erence was Incidentally made to the dedication of
the Subway Tavern by Bishop Potter. Mr. Worth
lnrton r*a< recalled an occasion sixty years
ago in Oueb*o when Bishop Hot-kins, of * er
ment. said: "The triumph of the temperance socle
ti-., would b<s the triumph of fidelity." That re
- mark ma ie ss Rreat a sensation in its day as Dr.
Potter made when he siood sponsor for the Buu
"It was the Bishop's idea," remarked Mr. Worth
inston, "that temperance folk were putting tem
perance ahead of the Ten Commandments in "point
of Importance. But you remember the Apostle
says. 'if any one brlns you ary other gospel than
that you have received, let him be •■ cursed." 1
was greatly Impressed by the Bishop's -mark.
There is no commandment ajrainst drinking Many
men are stick!- r^ for temperance, v.ho break the
Seventh Commandment apalnst committing adul
tery and the Ninth Commandment against bear
ing false wirness."
"I think the abolition of treating, as is- attempted
at the Subwaj- Tavern, will do more to stop in
temperance tliar. the fanaticism of total abstainers.
Let every man pay for his own liquor, and he will
he the better for It. [a i-i'-. when I came to
Brooklyn, men would sneak into a saloon, but now
they all po in boldly. i never tacted a ■ LBS of
beer in all my lite. ' 1 remember when laser beer
was introduced in this country in ISO-.'. There was
some controversy as to whether the beverage
should be spelled 'beer' or 'bier.' The temperance
people Insisted that it should be epellcd 'bier.'
"The Scriptures say. 'Give strong drink to him
who Is ready to perish, and wine to him who is
feeble of heart, and lft him forget his sorrows and
remember his miseries no more.' But it is usually
the healthy young man who drinks when he should
not do co. A dangerous feature of excessive drink
ing is that when a victim falls ill, and only alcohol
cat' prolong life, it has not the proper effect upon
his system. Nothing can take its place. All the
stimulants in a drug store are more or less com
pounded of alcohol."
Rpealng of good health and longevity. Mr. Worth
ingtor. remarked that people w»re healthier now
than they were sixty years ago, when tliey ate
I with baleratus. w hlflk was nothing
but potash, and uts out the Etomach. He attrib
uted his lii^ie old age in part to a cheerful disposi
tion, wiij.ii lie inherited from his father and grand
of v.-horn reached the age of elghty
■ .':lch wag not ol'i. Worry was injurious to
Mr. Worth ington frankly declared that
■ ciffi.-ult to tl.rovi off, despite
f "Don't Worry" clubs. One of
■ lief* from worry was to l>e found in
An Incident that afforded amusement to many
spectators greatly embarrassed two young women
the other day at Dreamland, Coney Island. Tha
women, who were fashionably dressed, took a ride
for a lark on one Of the ungainly camels that
stalk up and down in front of the "Fighting the
Flames" Ehow. They managed to preserve their
dignity and enjoy the admiring glances cast at
their fli.o clothes till it was ttm» to dismount.
When the awkward beast, rocking to and fro like
a ship in a storm, dropped fore and then aft to
the ground, the women became hysterical and
screamed shrilly for help. Hundreds of spectators
gathered around and sent u;i a shout of laughter
at the women's plight. When the crowd assembled
the women forgot their fears, and became furious
at the ridicule they had excitei. Making flying
leaps to the ground, nearly upsetting the earners
Kuarc who was trying to assist them to alight,
they hurriedly disappeared.
SHANNON DAY AT MANHATTAN BEACH.
A. carnival of music, with a series of surprises
will characterize the concerts of the 23<J Regiment
Band, at Manhattan B?ach Theatre this afternoon
and evening. Thomas F. Shannon, the leader, and
his organization have arranged an Interesting pro
This is "Shpnnon Day" at Manhattan Bea'-h, and
the band leader is to be honored in more than one
way. tor the occasion Shannon has arranged this
Overture to "l>fT Fr*lschutz" W>b«r
Enwpu from -Faust" '.Counod
i iano folos:
(a) Invention." No. S. F major Bach
<b) "Scherzo." No. 2 „
Master D&vM E*ri"iioyer. '.'" * "
R«niinl»cei.- - of Verdi, concluding with the "Anvil
■Traumirel (for re«J Instruments 1 Sehutnanr
"Tnmurl" (eaprlc*) "' C
Contra'tu eolo, -Uet V* Be Friends A a!n.' :
... _ LacaJle and Cuja»
,„ , ._ Miss Christine AC!er.
nn*l«, "The EUr S^angJeJ Banner" Key
Overture frnin "William Tf!]' RoMlnl
"Ride of ,he \a!lcyrl<s" and • The Ma^ic ' WrV
Scene" from "fie V/alktlre" . ■■■ Warner
Piano eolos : v%
.•»k i, Ma * ter D » v i<* Ear! iloyer.
Kha.r*'"'*!'* Hongrclfe." No. 2 ■■■■■■x r
Idyl, "ilonaetery iwilg" .'. £;" m $"£
MiF* ChrlKine Adler LMB * "* C " J "
ass- >sbyF :**%z
The afternoon concert will begin at 3 o'clock, and
the evening concert at S:ls.
TILDEN CLUB BEACH PARTY.
A meeting was held yesterday of the committees
having charge at the arrangements for the beach
party, which will be given by the Tilden Club
Democratic, or the Hd Assembly District at Felt
man's Pavilion. Coney Island, on August 22. Ar
rangements have been made to decorate tho hall
with American flags. bunting, coats of arms and
several pots of rubber plants, pulnis, etc will be
rlaced about the building, which will male. th«
This win take place immediately after the ■ at ' -
T-" -!■ r*u? J? otn.a will furtiish music for
reels and jigs of iM old Irish kind. Clnff
A meeting of the campaign committee of the
German-American League was haM last night at
Columbia Hall. I r.lo i; - . and Flftb-uve. In view
of the steadily Increasing membership of the
U»>n c-jmniittee. of which -x-County Cle?k a t
v"£ e d?,£JL PrUM m 1
NEW RECTOR FOR ST. PAUL'S.
Bishop McDonnell has appointed the Rev Dr
¥*rtlE J. Hogac to the rectorship of St. Paul's
Roman Catholic Church, Court &nd Congress sta,
Brooklyn, which was made vacant by the death
of the Rev. William J. Hill, Father HorsLn r*
c«tly returned from Europe; w£S?h?^S Zl~
rcud the lut five years to «u<3y £ the tinWe^f
MADE TO DRAW OR NO CHARGE.
rsssmsinsi and Zttlinatu Mw,
»sej niLin— wav W. AJrtor. Jm. K. CbosM. Whtuiaw
«a*a» «tfeer pr«afcs«it pwpu.
Sl» ***** *.. Bracklnv, K. T. Ti4SjMae icu u«a,
Tbi. a4rertl>emeßt apjKwrt Snn<j« wo,.
BROOKLYN SOCIAL WORLD.
The Week's Weddings, Engage
ments and Amusements.
The wedding of Miss Helen Georgia Newcomb,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Wallaco New
comb, of this borough, and the Rev. Oliver Shaw
Newell, of Mechanicsvillo, N. V., took place on
Thursday of last week at Christ Church, Balston
Spa. Miss Newcomb was gowned in white lace,
and carried white sweetpess. Her maid of honor
was Miss Elva Porter, of Germantown, Perm. Her
frock was of white batiste, trimmed with English
embroidery, and she carried pink sweetpeas. Miss
Helen Waterbury, of Ballston Spa, and Miss Ruth
Herrick. of Albany, attended as flower girls. The
best man was the Rev. George Kennedy Newell, of
Brooklyn, and the ushers were Bertram Berry,
Cornell S. Hawley, of Manhattan; William Par
mentler and George Scott, of MecbanlcsviUe. The
ceremony was performed by the Rev. Dr. J. Win
throp liegeman. assisted by the Rev. Henry
Pom^roy Horton. The reception following the
ceremony was held at BrookSlde Mansion, the
home of the bride's sister, Mrs. \V. B. Waterbury,
Of Park Place. The church was decorated with
white blossoms and greenery. Tho Rev. and Mrs.
Newell .-. ro to remain at St. Luke's Rectory. Me
chanicsvlile. The bridegroom Is the son of the
Rev. and Mrs. William W. Newell, of this bor
Mrs. Kate M. Johnson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Edward Mitchell, of Louisville, Ky.. and widow
of Albert L. Johnson, was quietly married
to. Charles Ernest Bayn. of Manhattan. The
ceremony was performed in Grace Church Chan
try. Manhattan, on Thursday afternoon of last
week, In the presenco of the two families. The
bride wore a gown of white lace over cream taf
feta, a lace hat trimmed with ostrich plumes, and
carried of -the- valley and orchids. Her sis
ter. Mrs. Thomas Lynch, of Boston, WhO attended
as matron of honor, was gowned la white India
mull and lac* 3 , and carried pink roses. Daniel K.
Bayne was best man. Ati informal reception was
held st the Manhattan Hotel. On returning from
their wedding trip. Mr. and Mrs. Bayne will stay
at Mrs. Eayne's Mexican house, Shore Road, un
til they go to Manhattan for the winter. The at
tendance included Mrs. Edward Mitchell, Miss
Bessie Johnson. Mr. and Mrs. Alexander J. Shel
don. Mrs. Clarence B, Davison. Mr. ami Mrs. G.
Howard Davison. Mr. and Mrs. John D. Wing.
Mr. and J Urß - Frederic W. Jones, Mr. and Mrs.
William Bayne. Jr., Miss Margaret R. Bayne. How
ard H. Bayne. Lawrence P. Bayne. Thomas
Thomas, Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Winchester, Dr.
and Mrs. Christopher 3. Collea, Mr. ana Mrs. John
1). Lindsay. Rodney Thayer, Mr. and Mrs. Camp
bell Hamilton. Mr. end Mrs. Oakleigh Thome, Mr.
and Mrs. William C. Fargo. Mrs L. Jefferson
Clark. Miss Clark. Mr. md Mrs. Wilioughby
Sharp K us hwood Bust Bayne. Walter Bayne E.
L>. R ] chards - Georre Crosamaa. James C. Kussell,
Theodore V. Boynton, Rodney Thaver Editor
Freeman and Oustav L. Wllmerding. '
Mrs. John H. Berry recently gave a house party
for her son, Starr Donaldson, at her Easths
cottage, at which the guests were Miss Mary Pin
keru.n. - Miss H* 8 * 1 ' S. Jordan and Caswcll W.
fctoddard. At another week-end house party her
guests included Miss Alice BlrJsall, Harold 'Bruff
and O«orir« Switzer.
Mrs. Chauncey E. Low. of Grace Court, who has
been the guest of her sister-in-law. Mrs. Samuel
E. Huntlngton, at Broad Lawns. Newport, has re
turned to Buy Shore.
Mrs. Charles M. Bull has been entertaining Com
mander and Mrs. Newton E. Mason at her New
port dace. Carlsruhe.
The dove cotillon given at Xyack at the Coun
try Club last week Tuesday was led by Mrs. Fred
erick Frost. The favors were crepe paper hats,
paper fans, paper flowers and baskets of candy. A
luncheon followed the cotillon, at which about
twenty couples were present. Mrs. Van Wyck
Rossiter gave a picnic on Thursday. the party com
prising Mrs. Charles A. Boody, Mrs. Charles Cars
callen, Mrs. James Muir, Mrs. Charles Mickle. Mrs.
Edward L^ask, Mrs. Frederick Frost. Mrs. Ellwood
Brooks, Miss Louise Robblns. Mra. Frank Crumbee.
Miss Ida Hilton, Mis-5 Jane PitUin, Mrs. Herbert
Barry. Miss Jane Lutkins. Miss Helen Stewart and
Mis. Roe Bradley. On Friday afternoon Mrs. Fred
erick Frost gave a reception. Assisting the hostess
to receive were Mrs. Charles Boody, Mrs. Ellwood
Brooks, Mrs. Robert Osborn and Mrs. J. Dv Pratt
White. The same day Miss Jane Pitkln gave a
luncheon, her guests «ing Mrs. Charles Boody.
Mrs. Charles Carsc.irt-n, Mrs. Rob<rt Osborne.
Mrs. James Mulr and Miss Louise Robbins. Cards
have had their usual amount of popularity A
euchre was given at the Country Club on Satur
day evening, and the Wednesday previous. Mrs.
Charles A. Boody gave a bridge whlfU party, at
which the prize winners were Mrs. James Muir
Mrs. Warren Johnson and Mrs. J. Dv Pratt White
Mrs. J. Dv Pratt White and Mlbs Maynard were
the hostesses last Saturday evening at the Country
Club, and th. prizes were won by .Mrs. Charles
Carscallen, Miss Edith Sexton, Miss Ethel Storms
and Jiic'ub Lauderbaeh.
Mr». Banna H*grl(>r. of J^. Salle. 111., who 1*
etayin? with her mother, Mrs. Robert H. Sherwood.
ox Cropseyw a reception for Mrs. James
Dwahar; of Cleveland who is their gunst. Those
1 included Mrs. Alfred Lamberton. Mrs.
Thomas Alder. Miss Good, M!ss Frances Flnley
Mabel Wilson anl M;«=a Isabel Bherwood. '
Mrs. A. K. duppsJl, of ffnw T<Trton. is giving a
series of ttas for her daußhter-ln-law. Mm. Frank
Valentine CfaappaU, formerly Miss Carol Simpson.
granddauKht.r of Ml ion of
South Oxford-St., who was mariied in Washijigton
Miss Alice Pfizer's fiance. R. H. Bachofen yon
Echt, is expected to arrive in this country about
August 23. Ho will go to Linden Gate, the Pflzer
place at Newport, and the date of the marriage
will probably be definitely set.
One of the principal events at the Summit Springs
Hotel, Poland, Me. last week was the euchre on
Thursday evening, at which the hostesses were
Mrs. Henry Baldwin and Mrs. C. L. Acker. The
George W. Chaunceys. of Henry-sC, were recent
arrival-.. Mris. William A. Tonner and Mrs. C
Schaub. were among the other Brooklyn arrivals.
Many of the afonmootfa colony have left their
cottages for a short sojourn in tho mountains.
Colonel and Mrs. William Barbour, Mr. and Mrs.
W. S. Fairchlld and Mr. and Mrs. Arthur B. Proal
left recently, but are expected back In September.
Mr« Qeonre Pullman, who has spent the summer at
her Blberoa cottage, baa gone to Saratoga for the
racing season. Governor and Mrs. Odeil are occu
pying toe H. B. Vand«rhoef cottage while that
family Is in the mountains.
Recent Brooklyn arrivals at the Long Beach Hotel
Include Dr. and Mrs. J. T. Motorman. Dr. and Mrs.
A. F. Price, Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Browning. R. L.
Browning, Mr and Mrs. D. B. Regan, Charles
Doscher. John Doscher. Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Moore.
Mr. and Mrs. F. F. Cox and H. F. Cochrane. A
testimonial performance was given to William Pitt
Rivers at the Long Beach Hotel last Saturday even
ing, at which Mr.-. B. F. Harding, of this borough
sang a Japanese love Kong in a costume brought
In the Brooklyn contingent at Watch Hill arc-
Mr, and Mrs. Walter Moore, of Fiatbush-ave.; Mr.
and Mrs. W. L Cowan, of the navy yard, who are
at the Larkln House; Mr. and Mrs. w. T. Bingham
Mias Helen Bingham, Mlbs Anna Binghatn an.i
Miss T. K. Palmer.
Among those who have recently registered at the
Frontenac, Thousand Islands, are Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Clement Bowen, of Montgomery Place;
Mrs. Arthur Wellington Foote, of Clinton-ay* •
Mr. and Mrs. William B. Jourdan, of DeKalb-ava"
Mrs. Jonathan Alden, Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Welch
and Jesse Goodenough..
Mr. and Mrs. Henry B. Carhart, of this borough,
who are spending the summer at Bernsxdsvllli>,
have had as their guests Mrs. J. D. Carhart of
Boston and Miss Sara U. Carhart. of New-York.
Mr «5 .'l Mrs. Henry O. Gennert, °< Brooklyn, will
ep«na the remainder of the summer at the Inn.
Next Saturday afternoon is to be woman's day
st the South Side Field Club. There is 0 be a
&° to 1 7J IU nt fnr eu offered by Judge Edward
E. McCall. Tea will be served at the club. tawara
Mr. and, Mrs. Harry Rows Shelley are now at
Camp Welsmere. Halnes's Landing. Maine.
Charles Jerome Edwards, of drand-ave.. and
Rufus L. Scott. Jr., of Greene-are,, are at the
Clifton House, Patchogue. >
Mrs. H. Le Roy Moody, of No. I.OM Park Place.
Is at the Prospect House. Shelter Island Heights.
Lyman N. Hint, of Manhattan, U the guest of
NEW- YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, SUNDAY, AUGUST 14. 1904
Mr. and Mrs. Carl! H. De Silver, at The Breezes,
Recent arrivals at the Edgemere Club Include R.
R. Walbridge, of Prospect Park West.
Mrs. Henry F. Noyes and the Misses Noyes, of
Remsen-st., have left Glen Cove, and are at
Kennebunkport, Maine, where Mr. Noyes expects
to Join them.
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Fiqu* were the guests of Mrs.
A. H. Van Buren, of this borough, at The Cedars,
Other Brooklyn people at the Thousand Islands
last week were: Mr. and Mrs. William N. Dyk
man, and J. A. Dykman, of Washington Park,
who are at the Frontenac; Mr. and Mrs. Rufus Y.
Griggs and Mtse Florence N. Griggs, of Eighth
ave., who are at the Westminster, Westminster
Mrs. Thomas Learey. of Lincoln Place, and
her daughter, Mrs. Emory B. Remington, Miss
L«arev and Miss Margie Learey, left last week for
the Fort William Henry Hotel, Lake George.
Dr. and Mrs. Thomas R. French are entertain
ing Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Wesson and Miss
Alice Wesson, </f Joralemor.-st.. Miss Emory and
Miss Annie Germain, at Camp Interiaken, Paul
Frederick Tuttie, of Putnam-ave., was the gueet
last week of Mr. and Mrs. James H. Morgan, at
their summer home. Sightly Towers, East River,
Recent arrivals at the Irving, Southampton,
Include Mrs. Thomas B. Moore and Miss Ethel
Moore, of Willow-st.
Miss Carrie Merrihew, of No. 36 Kenmore Place,
who spent th« early part or the summer at the
Hotel Dirigo, Southwest Harbor, Maine, is now at
the Parker House, New Bedford, Muine.
Mr. and Mrs. William R. Simons, of No. 520
Nostrand-are., left Beechwold, BayvUle, the coun
try pla^e of Mrs. Simons's parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Frank 3. Jonea. for the Hotel Ampersand. Aaiper
suiiu, N. Y.
Mrs. John Van Nostrun'l and her son John Van
nd, are now ut the Oriental Hotel, Man
hattan Beach. Other guests at the Oriental last
week were: Mr. an.i Mrs. Andrew J. Onderdonk.
of i'ark Place, and W. C. Rhodes.
Robert H. Turles, of Monroe Place, who recently
returned from abroad, has leased the Stanley
Todd place, (amp Chinzachfook, Indian Kettles
Park: Mr. and lira. Todd «ru ut the Mathewaon,
Miss Maude EL Christie is staying with her aunt,
Mrs. Harrison B. llourp. at the Moofe country
pla^e. Tin-y-Coed, Lake tieorge.
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene C. Morris of Putnam-ave.
have been tlu> guests Of Commodore George W.
RolUns at Rollins Terrace, Lynbrook. Long Island.
Among last week's arrlvuls at The Equinox,
Manchester, Vermont, were: Mr. and Mrs. Martin
W. Littleton, Mr s . °' Brook
lyn and Mrs. J B. HerreshofT, Miss Sarah Herres
hoff and Frederick HerreshOS, of Manhattan.
Mrs. Ernest Blaney Dana, of Boston, is at pres
ent with her mother, Mrs. Charles Pratt, at Do
.-.-•ris. Mr. uml Mrs. John T. Pratt ar.d Mr. and
Mrs. Hnruld Pratt are at 'Jien Cove, and Mrs.
Oeorce t>. l'ratt left recently for ths Pratt Camp
vii Kurt Lake, Fulton Chain, Adirondack*.
rrederlck J. Pearsall, of Eighth-aye.. is at the
Ampersand, la the Adirondaoks.
Colonel Norman S. I>',k-\ T>r. and Mrs. W. A.
. .Mr. and Mrs. K. Theo ll< rx, Arthur James.
Mlhs May Jama*, Mr. and Mrs. Willard B. Nelson,
Mrs. R Inra IMrkinshaw and
John L. Little wero in i'uris last week.
Mr. and Mr*. I.u\i<l T»i'>rnton, of Hancock-st.,
were also lr. I
Mr. and Mrs. Frederick T. Aldrldge and Miss
Marguerite Aldri.itfe. of Cllnton-ave., sailed by the
liaitio last Wednei
Among those aboard the L.ucan!a on Saturday of
last week were Mr. and Mrs. Arthur P. Helnze, of
Madlson-avo.; Mrs. W. It. H. Martin. Mr. and Mrs.
TRB IU7V'. J. J. I^OCKETT. Pastor.
BROOKLYN'S "LITTLE CHURCH ABOUND THE OOKXFR"
Primitive sfetbodlst, at Classon and I^afayette avos.
John A. K. Turner, of Lincoln Road, and Mr. and
Oeorge W. Hebard, of McDonough-st.
Timothy I^. Woodruff arrived on UM Knlser Wll
helm der QroMe last Wednesday.
lira. Edwin Beers, of Rernsen-st., accompanied
by her brother and sister, Charles B. Husted and
Miss M. Katharine llusted, arrived on the Cam
pania last Saturday.
John A. gland. cf Manhattan, was a passen
ger on the Kaiser Wllhelra 11, which sailed last
FRUIT FLAVORS IN CANDY.
Professor Louis B. Allyn, in Good Housekeeping.
Much of the candy on the market purports to
be flavored with strawberry, raspberry, currant
pear, peach, pineapple or banana. Tho flavors of
these fruits cannot be extracted commercially, con
sequently the chemist Is again employed, and any
ef the flavors in this series is artificially produced
from derivatives of coal tar. One or two examples
will suffice. Pineapple "oil" is common ether com
bined with butyric add and dissolved In alcohol.
Butyric acid is a liquid having the sour, disagree
able odor of rancid butter, Pineapple oil la pre
pared by making butter into a soup, and then dis
tilling gently with alcohol and sulphuric acid
This transformation has given rise to tho etate
men L L at ess ?? rQ o' pineapple in made from
putrid cheese. Pear "oil" Is an alcoholic solution
of amyl acetate, which closely resembles tho pleas
ant odor of the pear. Cheap balls of sweetened
starch paste and glue are flavored with this Bub-
Stance. dyed and sold as candy pears It i d not
difficult to purchase other artificial fruits' of the
same general character— plums, peaches, apples!
etc the difficulty lies In tho digestion of them
Candies flavored with almond may be regarded
with suspicion, unless they are made by reliable
manufacturers. While almond extract is readllv
prepared from the nut itself, much of it is simulv
nitro-bt a compound formed by the action
of nitro-sulphurlc acid upon benzine. It is known
commercially as essence of mirbane. and Its vatior
is poisonous. Synthetic flavors, by which la meant
those artificially produced, euch as strawberry
pineapple banana, etc., are far lees wholesome
than the true flavors, and candy which . contain*
them should be eaten sparingly, if at all. "•*"•»
ABRAHAM « §TfIAUS
Women's Summer Outer Garments
At Great Reductions From Regular Prices.
An exceptional opportunity presents itself to obtain a fresh, cool Summer Dress at a price that is a mere bagatelle. They r
of organdies, point d'esprit, net and silk Shirtwaist Suits. And, in addition, we will place on sale about 300 figured lawn Shirtwaist
Dresses, in a variety of styles and patterns, all nicely finished. % * <— t
less Than Half Value— sl.lo Each.
100 linen Suits, the * length coat; also the very newest style, and wgdnj tey^ i»t [ Women;, ™ e ™*S£> t £<gg%
short, loose coat; In tan, light blue, white. Pedestrian Skirts In a variety of I fitted back, with plaits; fancy cape ore,
lavender, green, navy and tha new shads Fall mixtures 7 gore styles, flare bottom. I shoulder, full sleeves, with turn cuffs, and
of brown. Some are made with plaits and trimmed with tabs and self covered but- finished with belt of material and self aov
belts and others plain. The skirts are the J tons, at *4.05 I * red b^f' fl ~r."fr Oa ' n tral ' 'i^Er*
$6.50 Suit Cases, $3.95.
A Good, Long Lived Traveler.
Don't you want a good Suit Case for those week end trips? If
rour vacation hasn't materialized aj yet, then you can count your
self lucky if you have put off buying a Suit Case, for you would
have paid the full price heretofore for something not a whit
better than this. Some shops call them sole leather; they are
in reality of the best. selected heavy russet cowhide leather, Eng
lish hand sewed edges, steel frames, lining of Irish linen, well
made; capped corners, stitched leather handle; solid brass lock
and either straps or brass catches. £4 inches long.
. Bapr Storo — Main floor, centar. Ka»t BulMlng.
BUILT HIS OWN CHURCH.
Brooklyn Pastor's Struggle Against
Lack of Means — Its Result.
Brooklyn now has a "I.lttle Church Around the
Corner," and it Is loved by those who attend it
fully :i» much as the parishioners of its Manhattan
namesake love the pretty building in Twenty
Brooklyn's newest church is a remarkable one
In many respects. The building, which Is only 21
by 65 feet In sizo. w;i.s formerly a hairpin factory,
worth, with the plot of land which it occupies on
Clasaon-ave. near Lafay.'tte-ave., only a small
amount of money. When the little converted
building will have been fully competed, and were
the State to tax religious edifices, the congregation
would pay an assessment on Jo.t/u w.irth of prop
The official name of the church is the "Welcome
Primitive Methodist Church. One would never
true** Its lowly origin by looking- at th» structure.
The walls are of wood, brick-filled and substantial.
The .ada has bee-n raised from a plain flat top
to a point, and here ha been added a steeple,
pleasingly in harmony. There are three stained
glass windows in the front wall and two in the
rear. On the main floor of the church regular
Sunday services are held, with prayer meetings
and conferences. The ground floor of tha building
will soon be devoted to Bur.day school work.
Classes meet in the larger church room at present.
The interest one has in tho church grows as one
becomes better acquainted with the pastor, the
Rev. J. J. l/ockett. of No. 169 Waverly-aTe.. Brook
lyn. Assisted by two men. with his own hands, he
built the entire church, working far into the night
with hammer and saw, sometimes until 3 o'clock
In the morning. When he began this labor of love
he received relight encouragement from neighbors
and from members of his own church. There was
not one c?nt in the treasury, mid there were hardly
more than sovon people on whom he could count
for scanty financial support. Rather than permit
himself to 1. discouruged by the small amount of
negative sympathy ho received, he devoted his
entire time and energy to hU task. With th.i
tenacity of his Yorkshire forefathers— Dr. Lockett
was born in England in IS67— he set to work, built
his church, furnished it, embellished It, until now
it is the pride and -light of the who!,- neighbor
The three stained glass windows h»> I
i hand at ■ lumber yard fat 0. windows
which originally cost woo. The rear windows are
prettily toned, and when the Sabbath morning sun
streams through upon his little band of worahlp
pers tiK-y look really beauttfal They ura the gift
of the Datoa Baptist church at Oretnpoiat, Long
Inland, which also Rave Dr. Lockett the pews.
These latter the pastor sawed to fit ths tiny area
of the church. Where thilr length was too great,
the extra parts received a new side and the re
constructed pews wera pluced on either side of
mvi facing tho platform. Not having room In the
building for all the pews given him. I>r. Loekatt
used th« excellent h.mlwuod from some of them
to faco the platform, which he, together with his
two auslstnnts, also built wirh his own hands.
i tabty cushioned la red and
an; attractive to the eya, us are aU tbn interior
On the platform, which, the pastor says, "will
stand tha splrlt-K'v.l." are two chair* formerly
used by General V. 0, <ir:uit. in hU law office.
They belonged to the Rev, John O, Arnaud. for
six year* pustor of Primitive Methodist
Church, and later chaplain of the Soldiers and
Sailors' Home at Bath, X. V., an appointee of
President Roosevelt. Mr. Arnaud also gave the
"Little Church Around the Corner" a beautiful
Dainty Veilings and Neckwear
The prices on the Veils have been halved and the cost of t&a
Neckwear is in most instances less than half the usual prices.
50c Veils Are 25c
$1.00 Veils Are 49c
Chiffon, In black, -white and colors, hemmed, hemstitch** mmi
woven borders, some dotted borders, others dotted all over.
25c Top Collars. !0c Each.
25c. to 39c Stock Collars, !5c Each.
Top and Stock Collars , embroidered and hemstitched effects, waatt.
able, cool and comfortable.
■ ;■. Main floor, center. Central BafWrnfL
To demonstrate how delicious, "E^-f-fc^fa
We will distribute to-morrow X 7 1 CC
1 5,000 Cans tt Famous
Libby, McNeill & Libby's Concentrated Soups,
one can Free with every 50c. purchase in the
Basement. Mark you, with every 50c. purchase.
There are 10,000 things in the Basement you
The Revolving Fan Free ]|
With a 25c. purchase or over anywhere throughout the store. We will give away 3,000. J
That is all we csn get. It sells at the Fair for 25c. Save this fan for the sick room) II 1
spins like an electric.
Great Special Sales Tomorrow*
American flag which flies from the staff above
the steeple on every national fete day.
The chandeliers, three in number, of excellent
desijjn and splendid workmanship, are th« gift
of I>r. Fur-man Clayton, of Brooklyn, who has
taken a great deal of Interest In Dr. Lockett's
energetic endeavor to have a house of worship
for his congregation. An expert carpenter now
working at un« of the Ccney Island resorts has
bo caught the enthusiasm of the practical pastor
that ho haa volunteered this week to put In ven
tilators in the ceiling and registers In the walls of
the little temple.
flans have already been drawn to lengthen the
church by knocking out the wall back of the plat
form to Mtuil an additional twenty feet of space
not yet utilised. All this has been accomplished
by three men who had not a penny's worth of
assurance when they started that any one would
help them but them—
Dr. Lockett has a. most Interesting personality,
lie came to this country in Isy3, to accompany a
sick wife to Colorado, She died before reaching
there. In May. :^3. he Joined the Primitive
Methodist Conference then sitting at Luwr«*nce,
Mass. After obtaining hts first pastorate at "West
Medford, near Boston, he organized the Fourth
iTimltive MethodUt Church ai iTall River. Then
he preachod at Providence a year, and while there
many young men from Urowu University attended
his congregation. The next two years ho preached
at Pascuag, H. I.
The Conference in 1S3!) sent Dr. Lockett to Brook
lyn t.i take charge of the church at No. in Clas
.-•a-.ive. When he arrived he found the door
closed, a year's ground rent not paid for and taxes
for two years, amounting to »*jo. to be raised.
Four years were required to collect sufficient
money to meet these demands. This seems like an
unusually long period, but not so remarkable when
one learns that the congregation consisted of only
seven souls. In April. DOS. their building; which
had been occupied by different tradesmen, was sold
to machinists lor a foundry site, and Dr. L>ockett
was forced 10 xlnd a new lot and a. new church.
He preached for fifteen months in a store at No.
571 Myrtle a place then recently vacated by
barbers. Meanwhile, by great perseverance, he
raised enough money to secure an option en the
islie now occupied by the pretty ".Uttld Church
Around the Corner."
The seven people in his old congregation could
help him little. So he bought hammer and nails
and weal to work. Through the entire winter
from September, 1903, to June, ISO 4. even in bliz
zard weather, he mounted his ladder, hammered
and sawed, measured and trimmed, until Anally on
Sunday, June 5, at 10:45 o'clock, dedication services,
attended by friends who Ailed every inch of th«
church, were held. Tho Rev. Junes C. Cody, pas
tor of Qrace Methodist Protestant Church,
Canargle. preached. Ail that day the church was
thronged with the very people who were dis
couraged at the seemingly hopeless task then suc
cessfully accomplished. In the evening the Rev.
John Muson. secretary of tho tieneral Conference.
and pa-tor of Orchard Church, Brooklyn, preached
to another largo congregation. The evening before
the church opened for these dedication services
Dr. Lockett worked till midnight on the platform
from which lie whs congratulated by the visiting
pastor. The Conference expressed Its pleasure hy
giving $>«.■ to the church. Little by little, an tho
sincerity of th« pastor has won htm friends, pas
tors of other Brooklyn churches, and men in pri
vate life, have helped him in his work.
The "LJttle Church Around tne Corner" has an
established place in the hearts of Brooklyn wor
shippers. One haa only to hear the neighbors
speak of how the old hairpin factory has been
transformed Into a house of God by a man with no
means, working almost single handed, to realize the
vitality of this practical form of Christian evan
OLDEST LIVING THING.
Said To Be a Hujje Cypress Tree 6,260
From The St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
•The statement recently made that there are
yews in England which are the oldest living' things
on this CU./111." Thomas C Ireland (aid, "Is not
"These yews are old. very, very old; there Is no
doubt about that; some of them were stalwart
trees even before ' sax landeu on these shores.
There la one now standing in the churchyard at
Fortingal. in Perthshire, which Decandole. nearly
a century ago, proved to the satisfaction of botan
ists to be over twenty-five centuries old, and an
other at the Iledoor. in Buclas, which Is 3.2-W years
old. How Decandole arrived at an apparently cor
rect estimate of the enormous age of these living
trees is a simple thing, and the principle 1* doubt
less well known to-day to all. The yew. like most
other trees, adds one line, about the tenth of an
inch, to Its circumference each year. He proved
this after an investigation extending over several
years, and wo know now, one hundred years later,
that his deductions were correct. The old yew at
Hedsor has a trunk twenty-seven feet la diameter,
proving its great age, and It is in a flourishing.
healthy condition now, like its brother at Fort
•Their years are few, though, compared with
those of the trees I had in mind when I made my
first assertion that the statement printed about
them in a scientific journal was incorrect. in
one chapter of his writings Humboldt refers to a
gigantic baobab tree in Central Africa as the 'old
est organic mounment' in the world. This tree has
a trunk Si feet In diameter, and Adamson, by a
series of careful measurements, demonstrated con
clusively that it bad lived for not leas than S.loO
"Still it is not the oldest organic monument in
the worl<!, as Humboldt declared, lor now Mexi
can scientists have proved that a huge cypress
tree standing In Chepultepec. with a trunk 113 feet
and 10 inches in circumference, is older than it
older, too, by more than 1,000 years— for it has been
shown, as conclusively a* these things can be
That hears a Sterling Pian<x Hio
secret of this music lies in tho *▼■*— »».l
construction of the Sterling— «ccoe
thing distinctively individual. And
while wishing you to see some of ths
beautiful new artistic case designs now
ready, features worth considering when
buying a Piano, yet the musical satis
faction that the Sterling Piano invari
ably gives 13 really the sole reason why
it has reached the hearts of over 20,000
In the correct sense, the cheapest Piano
yon can buy is a new Sterling. It will
cost you less than any other Piano of
equal grade. But if you wish to spend
less money, wo have several
and upwards that are actually worth
twice as much.
They are all in perfect order and thor
oughly guaranteed. As well as tha
above, hero are two oilers of unusual
One beautiful Sterling Grand, that ha«
teen slightly used at some prominent con
certs, worth $650, for $530.
One Baby Grand, of prominent ma*s\
slightly used, but In splendid condltiß4\
original price $700. for $350.
Easy monthly payments and no inter
PIANO co., SSSS
Wholesale and Retail Wareroom*
Pulton St. Cor. Hanover PI.. BxooWyn.
We Close •■ 13:30 Saturday*
During; A us— t.
shown, that Its age Is about «.380 year*. T» >•"
come Impressed with wonder over this one ■»•
only to dwell on that duration for a little wall*
"Yet it Is not so remarkable when one stops to*
a moment to remember that, given favorable een«£
tions for its growth and sustenance, the average
trt:e will never die of old ago— it* death to «s?£*',*
an accident. Other younger and more ▼jsot°~
trees may spring up near it and perhaps koij
roots of their proper nourishment; insects m*y
kill it, floods or winds may sweep it away.or J> *
roots may come In contact with rock and oeconw
so gnarled and twisted, because they have fg
room to expand in their growth, that they Hteraiiy
throttle the avenues of its sustenance: but taesjei
are accidents. If such things do not hapr«a awe»
may live on for century after century, asm w&JiJ.?
•till flourishing, sheltering with Its wlaaspre**
branches the men and women at s#s eJlsr **•.
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