THE NEWS OF BROOKLVN.
GOSSIP OF THE ROROVGH.
Vr. Vctz Foiis a French Railroad
Gvard-A "Star" Ball Game.
.^-jfltnt of the Kings County
Herman A._?*** ' ? . jj^-p prominently men
pe-nocratic Oub. w ^ troller this fall. before
t-"*W one o h.%erlodical trip. to Europe
"?^-SfteS an Lvcdote regarding a previous
laF? "TTLr Tnt eomTartment in one.of the trains
tW___!?r_ir and S. Metz were travelling was
to which Mr and ^ &r _f _-ach
,-. "erably hot. ? *"-!"? is not fanded much
found on the ConUnent * hlch^J ^ ^^
!__!r^V^guaTd to^f one of the windows.
^ ^f.mJrTaV.t offlMal refused to take any
22 "nftner^its Finally Mr. Metz tried to
that tt be paid for. k , Mr Metz.
'^^Srlng the propos.tion. _*????
thouU that Mr. Metz probably world own the
?% right: Here'a your money: Xow get me a
ou, AfVer handrng out W. wife and a.l th_lug
?_?e except one strong leather bag Mr. Metz re.
f_?ed ana^ hurled the bag through ^ wlndo^.
_?&/ When on* of them made a motion as lf to
_2_?f him he calmlv took out hia bill of sale for
^wtodoV and handed it over After aome more
4.K>_>.in-' the rendarmes walked off. muttering
&!?thi?. which! translated. meant "the fresh
A*Ttiiah94 let them know I spoke French they
certain'.y would have haled me off to court.' said
Veracious aeeounts of certain doings on the
Washington Park baseball prounds on Friday agree
that attot-ther It wa_ a warm aession. The oeca
Sion waa tha annual baseball game between the
WAITING FOR THE DOCK-ST. BATH TC OPEN.
C O. Club, a well known org_r.__.tion of convivia! I
good fellowa. who Hve to enjoy life. and a picked
nine from tbe Brooklyn Lodge of Elks. Aa a rule.
the C O.'s Imbibe their liquid refreshmenta ln a
well known cafe withln sight of the Borough Hall.
but once a year they like to partake of them ln the
open. lt i? called a ball game. A certain truck
man ajiwaya has a large order for transportation
on such oc<as=ions. but there is never anything left
to trinp back. lt would not do to publish a full
liat of those who played on Friday, nor to make
knowb the thriiling feats they accomplished. for
aotne'of them would probably be pestered to death
to aign cor.tr..-.s by managers of Xational League
teams. Am >.i>r the ataia were Dr. T. Brennan, who
, a<lorn.-.i third baae for the Elks, and P. Brennan.
I who Vwpt the fii_ t bag from atraying away when
the <>. O.'a were ln the held. These men are broth?
ers, and intt-n^e rivalry exists between them. Im
partial Judges declare that they dtatingoisb them
aelves equally. W. W. Wingate. former under
eheriff who _a *aid to be the handsomest man on
the Heighta, _.<xt to L>. Harry Ralston, brought
great Joy to the spectalors as" he danced uround
in the vuinity of third baae for the C. O.'s. Fred
Bchumn;. th-- genial proprietor of the cafe where
the club holds forth. mide a wonderful record in
centre field. As a particularly hot liner passed
him at the rate of about twenty miles an hour
and was lost in the disianee. Fred gazed after it
a second and th*"n cried: "Walter, go get a ball
for the gentlemen!" Late In the evenine. when the
aeorekeeper had untangled his records. he an?
nouneed that the C. * >. . had won by a score of IS
to 11. Bill Buttllng, former Shenff and past exalted
ruler of the Klk . declared emphatically that the
scorekeep. r should i<>t re__ee an invitatlon to the
housewarming when he opened up the "mansion"
T~cently purchased bv him on the Park Slope. But
there are compenaanons, f.>r the soorekeeper was
immediateiy elected to life B_e_nbe___ip in the c.
O.'s, and t'ney have "housewarmings" every night.
ln the evening the vietors met to celebrate and lu
bricate their stifl" joints. lt will probably take
aome time to get them property loosened up.
Residenta of the 23d Ward. in the district bound
*d by Fulton-st. and Lafayette. Hedford and Tomp
klns aves., are being troubled by several nlght
bawks which have nests in the neighborhood Just
at c_w_ in the e_____- and about dawn in the
morning the hawks may be seen salllng through
the air in searcb of tnarrta They have a pe
cullariy welrd and sharp cry, which is almost un
cacny, and .. nds the Fhivers through the resi
dents of the district. With a whirring of wings
and a harsh call, the hawks sail close to the
grouhd in their hunt for food. Several attempts
To shoot them have falled. and a thorough seareh
has not dlsolosed thelr ne&ts this season. Last
pumjaer. toward the end of the season, two nests
were discovered on the roof of a vacant house.
After their homes were destroyed the birds dlsap
peared, but this year the hawks have succeeded ln
conceallng their nests. and the resldents of the dis?
trict are almost dlstracted. Two men aay that
the harsh crtes of the birds wake them up at
dawn every morning, and after that sleep la Im?
possible. There la aome talk of clubbing together
to hire an expert to hunt down and do away with
Es-Alderman Stephen W. McKeever. of Sterling
Place and 6th-ave.. arranged an lnteresting spec
tacle for his neighbors and other friends last
Wednesday night. It was the blossomlng of a bud
of night blooming cereus, whlch bears flowers onlv.
onoetn about twenty years. The rare plant, whlch
was pre_. r.*.e _ to the ex-alderman by some of hls
cor.stttuenta last year, ls half a century old. An
ttefpatlna the blossomlng of the plant. Mr. Mc
Xee_er had it placed on a temporary platform,
built in tha front yard. and an electrio light waa
~-r___g dlrectly above, ao that the beauty of the
floau eouid be aeen to the best adva.nta.ge. The
bio^Bcrr. _?-g_:. ? _T.f<?! _ about 7 o'o.ock ar.d
rea._..-c ;?? ' . . ?'.?-.: ;: .. -.t a'. 11 o'clock. .-. .?rt*
c...~-<5 TK-atc-.od t: . rare Eight from Ln front cf th?
r.o.a* rr.ar.y of them llngering until the blossom
>?.: . c-"_.,-.-?? .?? f._?-.< : ._. _. r,\-;-,nk in the morning.
Vr HcKeev. ? ?;.;.. -\r_e ;= another bud, which he
?x;_<.:_ ? ?..-. ?_r y 1.. J_v
AN APPEAL FOR CHAR1TY.
The Bureau of Ctarittes acknov.-ledges xvlth
?hai_k-r._.e fcl'.owing ccntributions ln response to its
recent appeal for funds to complete the entrance
fee to a hc. .e fer a_. elderly wcir.an, a native of
M-Jr.e who for the last eleven years has lived in
Brockl-.-;., t-t ls no longer abla lo eupport herself:
Mra. M. R. Phelps, $5; Mrs. Eila H. Wooley, $5;
Qtre. J. H. ]__st_", ?., "Cach" (E. H. C), $1: "Mra
B.,M fc Mie. S. SL Sicne, CC; Tonkers, Jl, and Mrs.
__. X. New-omb $5. Additional contrifcutions are
?arneetiy desirei to complete the tm required as
a_r_.aa.on fee. About HOC> haa been obtained bv
_...'. aolicitatlon from friends of the . ?man ii
?acmou to the amount above acknowiedged ln 're
2J?2*? y> t*1- pubhabed appeal. ContrlbuUona
Mrked ror the purooae ?or which they are intendad
$J f^V0 _iUia5 L Nichoto, taneral eeere
^?_g^B2oWw^urt_u1^ __Wille?. No. .?
We deliver goods free any where ^ under the same rules governing other >
Brooklyn Adver tisements.
'When your Purchases *
here amount to $10.00. you are
entitled to have reproduced from
your photograph a beautiful Por
< trait, Free, equal in appearance to j
?a $20.00 hand pamtcd Porcelain. \
Come expecting great values -
12'.c. dotted Swiss.', r
10c. checked Nainsook.? ? OC
10c. figured Lawns.
12,i.c corded stripe Lawn.
40 inch plain Lawn.
25c. Linen Suiting.
12'/_C. Crinkle Seersucker.
$1.25 all linen silver bleach Napkins
10c. and 15c. glass Toweling ....
18 inch momie Cotton Crash.)
Pillow Cases, made of ends of muslin, un- C -
j " bleached, 45x36, worth double. J*?
'j ln the
-goods that wili pass comparison
America Standard Sheets and Pillow Cases.
Ask for Matthews "Blue."
ISc. and 16c. value, 42x36 and \)Wr
45x36. \1* 2\,
18c. and 20c. value, 50x36 and \ kr
65c. value, 2x2,'2.t *\t\T i. t.
69c. value, 2 \ x2>_.> J JL* Each
$1.00 embroidered lawn Waist Pat- C.Qr>
30c. value lace stripe Pique.j. t f)/
30c. value figured Pique.1 * V/W
50c. value 60 inch mercerized Dam- "2Qf
with any shown in the city.
12 oz. to yard unbleached all linen Dam- JT A
ask, 65c. actual value, per yard .... *?/v/L
5Cc. value mercerized damask, 33 in. 1 Q ?
89c. value crochet Bedspreads, full CQ/?
size.J 7 L
Colored Bedspreads, hemmed, each, <Ti "~) _7
98c; figured, each.$l+LJ
9c. Fruit of Loom, in short lengths . . jQ
9c. Lonsdaie Muslin, limit of purchase TL_
10 yards, yd. * V
"TET'S GO SWIMMING!
Floating Baths Open in Brooklyn?
Small Boys Happy.
Great Joy has come to the thousands of poor
boys and girls of the borough in the opening of
the five free floating baths. Probably no date
on the municipal calendar ls looked forward to
with such genulne delight each year by the chll?
dren of the tenements as that set for the puttlng
The Bridge-st. pier, which prior to last season
had been used for a floating bath ever since the
baths had been eslablished. was sold last year,
and considerable difflculty was found in secur
lng a new berth in that locality. Ths berth at
Dock-st. was flnally chosen and is to be used
again thls season. In point of populanty thls
bath ranks second in the list of flve. The total
number of bathers during the ninety days that
the baths were open last season reached a grand
total of 7..7.872. divided aa follows: Fifty-second
st 105.286. North lst-st.. 248,184; Noble-st..
117 442; Conover-st.. 104.4_. Dock-st. 182,49a
It is expected that these figures will be surpassed
this year, as the baths have been increasing in
popuiarity each season.
into commission of these places where they may
find relief from the stifling air of their homes
and the heated pavements of the clty. The
baths at N?rth lst-st, ln the Es-rtern Dlstrict.
and Conover-st, at Red Hook Point. were
thrown open on Thursday. Some alteratlons are
r.ecessary in connection with the baths at Dock
Et., under the Brooklyn Bridge, and 58th-st., in
South Brooklyn, and they were not opened until
yesterday. The fifth bath, at Noble-st.. in
Greenpoint. will be ready, it ls expected, to
These baths, which in reality are floating
houses with a large inclosed space for bathing,
are kept ln a basin in South Brooklyn in winter,
as they would quickly go to pieces if exposed to
the floating ice during the stormy perlods. A3
they were towed to their summer mooringfs last
ENJOYING THE FIRST PLUNGE OF THE SEASON IN ONE OF THE FREE
week these queer little floating houses attracted
much attention from the shipplng in the harbor
and persons crossing.the river in ferryboats.
The question of suitable moorings ls an Im?
portant one to settle for Superintendent V> _se of
the Department of Buildings. The summer
berths for the three or four months that they are
in commission cost the city, ln most Instances,
from $400 to $700 each, and they are difflcult to
secure at those figures. Last season the Board
of Health made serious objections to some of
the berths that had been used in former seasons
on the ground that the surroundings were not
sanltary. Flnally the berths tbat are to be used
again thls season, with the exception of one.
were chosen. Prior to last year the South
Brooklyn bath was moored at 39th-st. That pler
had to be given up, but Superintendent Wise
found that the pier at 52d-st., which was owned
by the city and formerly had been used by the
2d Navai Battallon, was available and lt waa
t__jed'-rtt--icut cost. Thls year it was found neces
* ___ty ta ___ore tht bath U tha G&th -st. pier.
The baths are open daily from 9 a, m. to 5
p. m., and during partlcularly hot spells they are
kept open all night. Men and boys are ac-com
modated on Mondays, Wednesdays and Satur
days, and women and girls on Tuesdays, Thurs
days and Fridays. On Sundays the morning is
devoted to the men and boys and the afternoon
to women and girls. Both male and female at
tendants are provided by the city, the former
for the men's days and the latter for the
Chari table workers agree that these public
baths exerclse a great lnfluence for good among
the children of the streets. Not only do they
promote cleanliness and health dur'ng the torrid
months, but at the same time they furnish a
harmless recreation. There ls usually some one
among the women as well as among the men
who is able to teach the others how to swim.
One danger that the attendants have orders to
guard against ls diving. which is a favorlte
amusement among the boys. The lads seem de
termined to exhiblt their sklll ln this particular.
As the pools in the baths are only five feet deep,
this practice is exceedingly dangerous. Warn
ings are posted on the walls cautioning against
divlng, but ln the past many serious accldents
have occurred through the breaklng of this rule.
Two years ago a man was killed by divlng at
the Conover-st. bath. He struck his head
against the wooden bottom and broke his back.
dylng in the hospitai three days later. Last
year the attendants had orders to see that the
rule against divlng was strictly observed. and to
cause the arrest of any one breaklng lt. This
proved effectlve, and no accidents were recorded
HE BRAGS OF IT.
Rev. Thompson, our Presbyterlan emlnent dlvine,
filled his regular appointment here Sunday. Ho re
Dorts tbat hls congregatlon at the night eervlces
waa bragably good.?(Hlgh Springs (Fla.) Hornat.
ALL SEDFORD WORKED UP.
D. "W. Looker, from vicinity of Slam, is the pos
sessor of a puzzle tobacco box, sent by a frlend ln
California, whlch caused conslderabl? gruessing- and
more turnlr.g to a la-K? number of Bedford citlzans
a coupia days of laat weelc?iBedford aowa) JFrea
MADE TO DRAW OR NO CHARQE.
ZxJiminatiom and Ettimattt Trt*.
Refej-ne?i?Wm. W. Aatcr. 2am. H. Choata. Whltelaw
Reld and irany other promlnent people.
113 Fulton St.. Brooklyn. N. T. Telephone 1813 Maln.
Thla adverti-ement appeari Sunday only.
BROOKLVN SOCIAL WORLD.
The Week's Weddings, Engage
ments and Announcements.
The marriage of Miss Margaret D. Dreler, eldest
daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Dreier,
and Raymond Robbins, of Chicago, was quietly
Bolemnlzed Wednesday morning at the Dreler home,
No. 6 Montague Terrace. The ceremony, which
was performed by the Rev. Dr. Newell Dwlght
HHUs at 10 o'clock, was followed by a wedding
breakfast of sixteen covers at noon. Miss Dreler
was simply gowned In white crPpe eloth, and wore
her great-grandmother's laee bridal veil. She car?
ried a bouquet of white sweetpeas. There were no
bridesmaids or ushers. Mr. Robbins is the son of
Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Robbins. of Louisville.
and a brother of Miss Elizabeth Robbins, the au?
thor, of London, England. Only relatives and a
few iAtimate friends were present. The rooms were
decorated with American Beauty roses and palms.
Mr. and Mrs. Robbins wlll live in Chicago.
On Wednesday evening of last week Miss Eva
Louise Hills, daughter of Mrs. John Hills, was
married to Lucius Root Eastman, jr., of Boston,
son of the Rev. Dr. and Mrs. Lucius R. Eastman,
of Framingham, Mass. The ceremony took place
at 7:30 o'clock at the home of the bride's mother,
I N-- 715 St. Mark's-ave. The bridegroom's father,
asslsted by the Rev. Dr. W. C. P. Rhoades, ofHcl
ated. The bride was gowned in princess laee and
chiffon over white silk, and carried lilies-of-the
valley. The maid of honor was Miss Frances E.
Jones. She wore white net over white. anl carried
mignonettc and ferns. The bridesmaids, Miss Isa
bcl F. Butler and Miss Helen M. Hills, of Brook?
lyn, wore white net over green. and carried wh.'te
sweetpeas. The best man was Dr. Alexander C.
Eastman, of Southborough, Mass., and the ushers
were Alexander M. Crane, of Scarsdaie, N. T.;
Dwight M. Morrow, of Englewood, N. J.; John
Contlnned on eighth page.
Brooklyn Property for Sale.
EAST 10TH ST., FLATBUSH.
Lot 25x100; 7 rooms and bath; all improve?
ments. Price, $3,900. Easy terms.
JOS. S. MEAD,
18 COURT ST., BROOKLYN.
ARE YOU, LOOKING
ALMOST EVERY NEW YOHKER I& f'ALL. OX MB
AND I WILL POST YOU AS TO BEST POINTS TO 1N
JOS. T. M MAHON.
4 _ 5 COURT SQUARE. BROOKLYN.
BT. MARK'S SECTION.-. atorv atone: 8 aDartmenta;
yearly rental, $2.6_>: price, $_S,.50; mortgage, $11,500
good lncone Investment; excellent nelghborhood.
C. B. SMITH. Kulton St. and Brooklyn Ave.
AUCTION SALES OF REAL ESTATE.
T. F. ARCHER,
451 Fulton St., Jamaica, N. Y.
|?C HIGH CLASS
\C-J HOME SITES,
8 JAMAICA AV. LOTS
Saturday July 1,1905,
At 2 o'clock, oa tiie premisps situated on
JAMAICA AND RICHMOND AVS..
Fonrth Ward, Borough of Queens, City of New York
Tltle lnsured without erpense to the purchaaer by Xltla
Ouaranu. and Trust Company. Flve cent fare from
thla property to Manhattan and Brooklyn. Lunchaoa wlll
l_ served under tent from 1 to Z o'clock. Mu?lo and free
P*?st_ l\_r n_t_, i^usaeo and t_-__ of aalea, addreaa
MONFORT _ FABER, Attorneys, Jamala* Savlcga Back
Buiiding Jainalca, fi? !'.? or lfc? aucUun?e_ ?_._? po?
iuv?, . __, pr ?!___,
The grea.ie?t Store and th' greitest btcsiness tn 'Brookhn rwoe rhen here on the founditton of
Public Satisftct'on tvrth the bett serviee. the best issortment-, jtnd lewest r-.'-s.
The Great Semi=Annual
Sample Hosiery Sale Leads All
With More Amazing Savings Than Ever.
This is one of the most astonishing price events that oc
cur among the great sales inaugurated by us. The ctock
is most enormous, involving 12,000 pairs of women's
Stockings in one item alone. They are fine imported and
domestic Stockings for men, women and children, used
by some of the leading makers of the world for samples,
lisle thread and cotton, No mail or telephone or hurry
box orders filled.
Women's 20c. to 25c. Stockings, 12J/.C.
Fast black cotton, full fashioned, with double
sole; drop stltch cotton with double eole;
black lisle thread with lace front; black all
over lace lisle thread; tan, cadet, red, cham
pagne, in allover lace lisle; black boots with
striped tops; also an assorted lot of fancy
cotton. 12,000 palrs ln this lot alone All
2 for .25c
Women's 50c. Lisle Thread, 23c.
Lisle thread and fine cotton with hand em?
broidered fronts in black. tan, cadet. Extra
flne gauze lisle with garter top in black. tan,
cadet Lace allover lisle, also with lace
ankle. in black, tan and cadet. Some fancy
striped in novelty d .signs.
Women's 75c, $1.00 and $1.25 Lisle
Stockings for 39c.
?Women's openwork Hsle, with hand em?
broidered flgures, plain gauze lisle, with em?
broidered fronts, in black. white and tan.
Also a lot of this season's newest noveltles
ln black, tan and white.
Children's 15c. to 25c. Stockings and Sox
Children's rlbbed cotton Stockings; chil?
dren's ribbed lisle thread Stockings: chil?
dren's allover lace lisle Stockings. Babies'
lace Sox, broken sizes.
Men's 20c. to 25c. Sox for 12^c.
Men's black and tan lisle thread Sox, some
with lace fronts. with and without em?
broidery. Men's plain black and tan cotton
Sox with double soles. Men's silk lisle ln
black and tan. Also, an assortment of fancy
stripes and mlxtures.
Men's 50c. Sox for 23c.
Men's black, tan and cadet Hsle thread.
with hand embroidered flgures on front of
ankle, plain black and tan lisle with slde
clocks. Black allover lace lisle. Thln gauze
lisle with small extracted dots; also some
plain Hsle with whlte tipped heels and toe.
Astonishing Underwear Values for Men and Women.
Women's 19c. Ribbed TTndervests for 8c.
Flne ribbed cotton Undervests, low neck,
sleeveless, some plain; others trlmmed with
fancy edglng; all have silk tapes.
Women's 25c. to 35c. Ribbed TJridervest3
Ribbed Hsle thread and flne cotton Under?
vests. some shaped, ln extra large sizes;
others straight, ln regular sizes; some have
lace yokes, some are fancy woven, some short
sleeves, others sleeveless; all have silk tapes.
Women's 30c. to 35c. Ribbed TTnder
drawers for 17c.
"Women's umbrella shaped ribbed Drawers
ln flne cotton, extra large and ordinary sizes,
trlmmed with wide lace.
Men's 50c. Balbriggan Shirts and Drawers
Slight mill imperfectlons that are almost
invisible make the above statement possible.
The Drawers have double seats and the
Shirts are well made and finished. The yarn
is of the elastic kind that feels soft and oool
to the skln
We will announee on Tuesday
most important sale of silk
Brooklyn Property for Sile.
Brooklyn Property for Sale.
Two Families-- -Eleven Rooms and Bath.
All hardwood trim, open plumbing, tilcd vcstibules, mantel mirrors
throughout, well lighted rooms, electric and gas fixtures. and up
to-date in every respect. Near five car lines; twenty
one minutes to New York.
130-150 Winthrop St., East of Bedford Ave.
Rent $28 and $30.
TLRMS TO SUIT. Can. be seen at any time; owner on premises.
B-famlly House, BATH BEACH.
Bay 21-t et., b?*r. Crop-ev a_n_ _u:h av.?
Light and air on FOCR skles. Thlnk what tha'
ineans ln comf.irt*
PKICB, *..0OO; $1,000 CASH.
House ls of brick and contalns 15 rooms and: 2 baths
lot 13 28 ft t 100 ft.: 2 steam h.atlnr apparatus- the
same house ln old Brooklyn would bring $12 000 because
of Its beauty of flnish.
FRED. M. SMITH,
"Temple Bar," 4. Co_rt St. Telephone _0_l> Maln.
$7,000 HOUSE FOR $5,800.
New 2-etorj' and basement 2-_a_iuly brick houae, 12
rooms. 2 baths; Up to da.ta; easy lerma.
JOHN E. SULLIVAN, STH M. IND ?20 ST.
Queer.e Borou_fh'? Flnert Spofc
BNOELHARDT OONSTRUCTIO-. CO.
Kor On* cr Two Far.'.tl.as.
EASY TERMS IF PE3IRJ.D.
JAMAICA ANT> V.VO DHAVEN AVEN.'BS.
TFL. 28? RICHMOND HII__.
0-..-3 of tha flneat houiM ln tho St. Mark'a aectlon U ?
aacrtflca: modern ln every reapeol; a 112,000 &**
?10<K_. THBODORB 8^ OOClX-,
i_0o Fu.ua _-_.
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