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THE EVENING WORLD, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 1922.
& WOMEN TEAMS FIGH T A F RE ON BARREN ISLAND Drenched to the Skin, They , Save Forty Houses With School Drill Hose. Hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of city property and more than forty homes arc still standing n Barren Island to-day -only through the courage of four school teachers. Drenched to tho skin, Chilled to the marrow by' a 35-mlle wind blowing out of tho ocean, these four women battled a disastrous fire on the island for more than an hour, until the flreboat William J. Gay- nor was able to make the twelve miles from Buttermilk Channel, in the Upper Bay to 'the island com' munlty In Jamaica Bay. Nearly half the population of Brooklyn, attracted by the glaring rel ky, wondered wiere the flro wan, The miles of thickly settled sections along: the bay Brownsville, Flatbush, Jamaica, Canart.lc, Richmond Hill on the Heights and the Bockaways saw the flames. They knew thero was only a small volunteer emergency fire equipment on tho Island and It was ot long before many boats put out from Sheepshcad Bay, Bockaway Inlet und other points to offer help. Hundreds ot automobiles from all parts of the Interior of Brooklyn headed for tho bay. Those on the west side of the borough though) Manhattan Beach was on flro. Tnoae further north and east feared Bocka- av was cointr ud In flames. From the higher parts of Manhattan tele- phono calls were received from per sona who thought all ot Brooklyn waa on lire, When tho flames wero first dis covered last night Mlsa Jane Shaw, principal of P. S. No. 120 on Barren Island, which stands opposite ths four one-story cottages destroyed by the fire, called threo of her teachers, Carrlo Beards, Helen Hall and Georgia Handbergcr. All live next to tho school. The teachers hurriedly dressed and put on raincoats and ran over Into the school, whero they found two lines of hose used In fire drills. Though soon soaked to the akin, and forced to work In a high wind. they played water on the burning structures and scores of times doused sparks that fell on nearby roofs. Harbor Policeman John Bchmltt knecht and Philip Stelmer, who had seen the fire from their launch In Jamaica Bay, landed, and tho hose was turned over to them. Mcanwhllo the wind was blowing embers with such profusion among the scores of nearby buildings they were all in danger, and when the teachers abandoned tho hose they organized a bucket brigade. They pressed into servlco every resident who could be found. Tho flro started In the cottage oc cupied by Alfonso Bolsa, and de stroyed the homes of Michael Bchlls ky, Tony Thlltskl and Bocco Parro, all employed In manufacturing con corns on tho Island. A S Bed Fuiraishlinig's for to-morrow (Thursday) will comprise a' generous selection of excellent merchandise priced below value All-wool White Blankets (cut and bound separately)- per pair .... $11. 75, 16.50, 22.50 Wool-filled Comfortables Plain-colored figured mull . each $10.50 Plain Japanese silk each J 5.50 And a limited number of Sateen-covered, Down-filled Comfortables each : . . .-$11.50, 12.50 & 13.50 White Bedspreads Satin-finish; Size 2 s2t yards . . Sire 2Y2&H yards . . each $5.50 each 6.50 Crinkled dimity; hemmed Size 2 s2M yards . ... . each $2.15 Size 2122 yards .... each 2.75 Muslim Sheets amd Pillow Cases at very special prices (Fourth Floor; Madison Avenue section) Exceptional Value is offered in the Wool Fabrics Department, on the First Floor, in Semnmade Sports Skirts of imported tweeds in attractive tan and gray mixtures. The model is a new, smartly tailored one, so nearly finished as to require but little labor to complete it, and the price (in regular stock) is $8.75 fiofllflott Aurnur - 3Ftfllj Atnjiuif k.y 94tfi attU 3511? lmt Krm flnrk HAD STRANGE WOMAN IN HIS SUMMER CAMP Publisher E. A. Morcr Make. No Defrn.e in WIf-' Soil. Justice Tompkins In Supremo Court, at Wlilto lH&liis, to-flay, reserved de cision In tho suit for divorce of Mrlt Edward A. Moreo of Yonkcr. Edward A. Moree, a publisher, with offices at No. 2S 43d Street, New Toric. Tho suit was undefended. James Ecclcs, a rulde. with a ramn at Matewnska, N. Y testified that on July 4, 1919, and again on July 4, 1920, air. .Moroo ana an unamea woman oc cupied the same room at his camp. The Moreen havo been soparatcd for more than a year. Ho allowed her J230 a month. CHARGES HUSBAND PAID AGENTS TO TRAP HER Wife Say He Spent 2H n liar anil She Hetalaa S23 Allmonr. Although her husband opposed n. mo tion btforc Justice Guy In the Supremo Court to pay her $25 a week alimony, Mrs. Ruth Ilolman of No. S5C West 140th Street, alleges ho paid detective agency operatives f2i a day to follow her nnd that he ntivnity has expended $600 by thlit mrnns. Slip Is suing tlcn Jamln 11. Holnmn of Urn Holpi'an & Cp Inc., for a separation. Justice Ouy refused to modify the alimony or der. "In nn effort to cnmpromlso me," charges Mrs. Ilolman, "the detectives mndu advances to mo on tho street. In Iho snbwny and In motion picture houses," 3 HURT AS FLOOR FALLS IN DEMOLISHING HOUSE Tort ot tho second floor of a build ing In process of demolition at No. 168 I West 32d Street caved In shortly before noon lo-uny. carrying down wiumr Milton of No. 6(!3 Ninth Avenue. Long Island City, mid falling on Abraham lluchkosky of No. 45 llushwlck Ave nue, Ilrooklyn. and Adam Mlnlch of No. 411 Fifth Htreet, Manhattan. Mil ton'cs left leg was fractured, Iluch kosky sustained Internal Injuries and Munich's scalp was lacerated. The In jured men went taken to UoHcvue Hos pital. tttt World Almanac, th read rtfrrenee book, S3 cents prr ropy en stands! by mall, postage prepaid, 30 eents. Address Cashier, Jjrw York World. New York City. FIFTH AVENUE James McCreery & Co. 34TH STREET 0 "Every generation laughs at the old fashions; but follows rePgiously the new." Thoreau. To think now of a fashion which prevailed in 1803 of wearing muslin frocks in winter with muffs as the only means of wsrmth seems ridiculous. Yet we calmly go about wearing furs in summer. A newspaper of a century ago writes: "The contest between muffs and muslins is at present very severe among the ladies, most of whom condescend to keep their hands warm, though the cold through their muslin frocks should dye parts of their sweet perspns an imperial purple." In actual fact, however, the summer fur is a sensible enough fashion, and is so flattering its existence is justified on that basis alone. Some especially smart new types of the choicer furs have just arrived bearing prices far lower tha,n we dreamed would be possible this season. Quality Linens Specially Priced Irish All Linen Satin Damask Table Cloths size 70x70 ins... ea., 3.75 size 70188 ins ea., 4.75- Table napkins to match doz., 5.00 Irish All Linen Satin Damask Table Clatths size 72x72 inches each, 5.50 size 72x90 inches each, 7.00 size 72x108 inches each, 8.50 Napkins to match doz., 7.25 All Linen Table Damask, bleached, 70 inches wide. yd., 1.75 Scotch All Linen Damask Tea Cloths, hemstitched. each, 2.50, 3.75, 5.00 Scotch All Linen Damask Tea Nap kins, hemstitched, doz., 5.00, 6.50, 7.50 Scotch AH Linen Huck Towels, hemmed. doz., 4.90 Irish All Linen Huck Towels, hem stitched, doz., 6.00 Special All Linen Glass Toweling, Red or Blue checks. yard, 29c (Second Floor) Important Special Sales In FiletCurtain Nets and Cretonnes Filet Net Curtaining 1500 yards of exceedingly beautiful Filet Net Curtaining in a wide variety of artistic nov elty figures, and stripes sheer and dainty, and most appropri ate for Summer purposes. White, Cream and Ecru. 6000 yards. . . .Special, yard 32c 9000 yards. . . .Special, yard 45c (Fiftti Cretonnes A new shipment of charming Cretonnes in quaint or modern patterns, displaying gorgeous or subtle coloring, pretentious or modest designs. Chintz, Tapestry, Floral, Striped and Checked styles in a quality suited to slip covering. Special, yard, 48c Floor) Three Rug Specials Imported Seamless Chenille Rugs 35.00 Size 9 x 10.6 ft. An unusual interesting group in rich, mellow colorings and of a quality that will give long service. Formerly 74.00. Seamless Velvet Rugs Size 9x12 ft. 34.00 Good Quality Rugs in deep, rich colorings or soft tones. They regularly sell for 47.50. Royal Axminster Rugs Size 9x12 ft. 42.50 Types that regularly sell for 49.75. There is a wide variety of artistic patterns and warm, cheerful colorings. New Hall and Stair Carpets yard, 2.45 and 2.85 New shipment of attractive Summer Rugs at very mod erate prices. (Eighth Floor) A McCreery Sale of "Pax-Rite" Wardrobe Trunks Including Trunks of Mendel-Drucker and Hartmann At Prices Lower Than Ever Before A Steamer WardrobeTrunk; entire box is three-ply veneer; covered edges, vulcanized fibre-covered. Four drawers, five hang ers and shoe pockets. Size 40x22x14 in. regularly 41.50, -McCreery Sale Price, 13.50 B Full-size Wardrobe Trunk; open-top model, three-ply veneer box; round edges; studded vulcanized fibre covered. Top drawer equipped with lock; full set of hangers; shoe pockets and laundry bag. Size 40x24x22 in. regularly 44.75 McCreery Sale Price, 27.50 (Fifth C Full-size Mendel-Drucker Wardrobe Trunk; tlircc ply veneer bass wood frame; fibre-covered and lined; ten hangers, four drawers and shoe pockets, regularly 45.00 McCreery Sale Price, 35.00 D Dress Trunk, round edges; vulcanized fibr covered basswood box. heavy brass plated hard ware; all parts hand-riveted. Two trays, top tray equipped with extra toilet tray and lady's hat form, cloth lined throughout. 34 inch, regularly 24 00 j McCreery Sale Price, 15.75 36 inch, regularly 27.00 McCreery Sale Price, 16.75 40 inch, regularly 29.00 McCreery Sale Price, 17.75 Floor) C D Complete Wireless Telephone Outfits and Special Demonstration. Fifth Floor IWConnictiMWitkAiy Otter tttaMittmiaf in Ifct WWM Two Types of Coats Fashionable for Spring n I im 1 A? Fashion Check Her Codt And very respectful, indeed, is the check boy at country club or snjart restaurant who temporarily guard: this tuxedo front coat of velour, checks 'in brown, blue or rose. Each of these coats, So smart, So new, So beautifully silk lined, is an extraordinary value at (V Colon For Coats Shawsheen is panic, ularly attractive in the new Spring shades. This mode relies on its good cu: and smart color With only bits of self-colored stitchery as trirnmings. I mi 11 Rayon M'titttrtd F5 h r ffranftnn Simon & Co. Store of Individual Shops FIFTH" AVENUE, 37th and 3 8th STS. For Madame and Mademoiselle Petticoat, 'Petticoat IVhere Have You 'Been? Silk Petticoats Self Satin Striped 'Rayon Silk in Tweed Tints " to JfCatch Tweed Suits 6.95 The Suit Vogue Brings Back The Prodigal Petticoat Which Returns To Favor, Smarter Than Ever. . . . Striped or plain Ttiyon ss'Ij in a diversity of models, many copied from 'Paris imports 6.95 to 15. 00 Feminine Petticoat Shop First Floor it jlakms uttije mnxacics wiut ion need 4 would "wjlw ju. will msd n I'