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NEW SHELTER HOUSE FOR FULTON PARK. BROOKLYN. VOIi liIi(H)KLYS PARKS 'Artistic Shelter Houses To lie Erected in Several of Them. Park Commissioner Kenne<ly <>f Brookljrn Is anxious to equip all the parks in his jurisdiction with artistic shelter houses. The sum he spent for that purpose last year, together with th<; sum be purposes to expend this year, will mak a total of about .%">< m i,< K k >. Plans are now com plete for a new tepnis house and shelter in Prosp. - t Park, which will stand in a grove of trees near tl;e West Drive, at the northern end Df the Long Meadow, where tennis courts are. rhe building will cover a ground area of IK> feet In length and Til! feet in depth. The basement is to be used for the storage of tennis nets and rackets. It will contain five hundred individual lockers and four hundred net racks. The walls of the loggia and shelter will be of brick and stone, and the ceilings will be of glazed colored tile, arched and vaulted. The exterior will lie in the style of the Italian Renaissance, and follow generally the lines adopted by Palladio in the building of the Basilica at Vlcenza, Italy. It is predicted by some that this building will be the handsomest park building in this country. The material for the exterior will be granite for the base and limestone for the superstructure, surmounted by a. Spanish tile roof. The cost of this, building completed, including equipment, is placed at (50,000. A neu Bh< Iter in Winthrop Park is t,, be 30 f eel •: inches deep and ir.i> f, t in length. The plan will be curved, following generally tin lines of the elliptical plaza in th< centre of the park at tin- inters • i i..v M f the various paths. The interior will be finished m Tennessee marble ami hardwood, whi!< the exterior will be of semi-vitreous whiti brick and Indiana limestone The wall surfaces of fii. end pavilions will I, of white brick, with granite bases, corner pi lasters and intermediate c-olui n ■ I limestone, with a limestone cornice and ornamental baius trad. above. Connecting both thi end pavilions there v. ill I c a classii pi ristj :■ w ith an over hanging corn ice. The sum of s_:,.ih>.i has been sei aside as th( approximate to I ol this strm t ure win n , onipli t< •! A n< w BheHi r will I <■ placed in Sunset Par! • ■■>' ■! l< ' ■• : of . hii h ov< i tops (1,,, roofs ..f building on adjoining streets, .nul therefoi from the op< i h< lie: n iil tie bad a lit;.- view of New Fork Harbor in ludiug thi Statue of Lib erty and the surrounding L -itj ;- \, ..... York, with Btaten [s!ami In th< riistam f The plan of tin.-- building is new in park work, forming as .t .1... - a hollow square !»• bj To feet. with tin front open This hollow square will be ;..,! oui as a formal garden, with gravel *'a!l » .mil a tiM\. m g Lombardy poplar at each of !!:• four corners the remaining space sodded and planted with shrubben and flowering plants ol low growth. At the rear of this square will be a bronze drinking fountain of orna mental design. k*i in a senii-cin ular st.me niche. The material of the exterior will be li^hi graj brick and gra> Ohio sandstone. The building is designed in the Dorli order of < lassie archi tecture; tin four corner pavilions are typical classic shelters, the roofs of which rise above the stone colonnade connecting same, and thus form an interesting skyline. The building and open shelters an tc be roofed with green tile. The site of the n< w building, the cost of which is. to be Sw.<nm», will be on the 44th street Bid* NEW- YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9, V.M\. of fhe park, near Sixth avenue. This will give the building a commanding view of the park in general, and make It accessible to a 1. The new shelter in Fulton Park is of lesser dimensions, being NO feet iong and L'"_' feel die t ,. including an open shelter 21 by 4<> feet For this building the architects have adopted the picturesque architecture of Ppain with its low, overhanging cornices and reddish brown Spanish tile roof, using for material white- bri< k and Roman stone. A striking feature of the end pavilions will be the ornamental brick frieze, as well as the wrought iron window guards. Cen tring on the main axis line of the building, on the park side aiid extending out into the park, NEW SHELTER HOUSE FOR SUNSET PARK, BROOKLYN, tAll fey IloVne & Huberty, architects. Ptotcgrapta by "Wurta Brothers.) tli» re will be a scml-cirt ular pergula 44 feel In diameter, formed of "uted Doric columns sup porting ■ cti.ii i- and open rouf with wooden rafters, which are to be covered with vines. Tin cosi of this house is placed at ?I<MKH>. The h..use will i ••_• situated at th<- westerly end of the park, fronting on Stuyvesant avenue. The designs of ;ii! these buildings, In accord ance with the charter requirements, were sub mitted ti • the Municipal Art Commission for consideration as to their artistic merit, and it is worthy <>f note th:it they were approved with out correction at the Brst meeting thereafter. Till: spread or FOOTBALL. Alfred 11. Love, ol Philadelphia, whose ser vices to the cause of peace have been again ac claimed by his re-» lection to the presidency of the Universal Peace Union, said at Mystic. • Vnn., at the end of one of the union's meetings: "After we have abolished war, our next duty v. ill be the abolition of football. "More and more amazing each year becomes the fame of this dangerous sport. It is a mania It is an obsession. "1 was talking to some children the other day. 'Children,' I said, 'how many seasons are there?" " 'Four.' the children answered. ••'Correct. And what season is this one?' I asked. "•The football season,' said the children in ( horus." o.W; (JV 77//; SENATE. Ban Kennedy, the Kimlhsh novelist, told in New Ytnk a story about tin Senate. ■| heard this story in Washington." said Mr. Kennedy, "and I have every reason to believe that it i« ti'iu. "A Senator hurried into the Senate chamber one morning early, and said to a page: "'Young man. did you find a $10 bill on my dtsk last evening? I wrote a letter, intending to inclose the bill, but somehow I failed to do so, and left it behind on the blotter.' "Yea, Senator,' said the page, taking out his wallet, "I did Him! that bill, and here it is. And its a liicky thing lor you, sir, thai none or the other Senators happened in before I saw it.'" WITCH DOCTORS. Mix Miracle and Medicine in Brittany. r.y U. <:. Kit/-<;«r:ilil The mixture of medicine and miracle is fa miliar to us In books of travel dealing with remote and savage regions, such as Zululand. Morocco. Asiatic Turkey and China, when the family "practitioner" squats by the roadside celling amulets and charms, love philtres, mys terious protection against invisible enemies, and cures for all ills, even more weird than those of the witches in "Macbeth." But who would look for witili and wizard doctors at this day in civilized Fran-e^ It need hardly be said that their habitat is beauti ful old Brittany that paradise of artists when the world baa stood still for eenturi* s and all conditions of life are in OOOJM respects as *<;i< h> wanl u-s they were in the twilight day- <>f Kin,' Arthur and bis knights. Evffi the marriage ceremonies, with their barbaric open air feast? and dances and the- queer "pursuit" of the bride, are survivals of paganism when marriag. t.y capture was in vogue. The Bretons speak a tongue of their own. and in many villages of the department of Morbl han French is entirely unknuwn. Kverywhere NEW SHELTER HOUSE FOR WINTHROP PARK, BROOKLYN. one crimes across quaint old manners and cus toms, for the people are filled with superstition and cling to the manners of their forefathers with positive fanaticism. This is nowhere mom in evidence than in the matter of the village doctor or doetress. — grave persons laconic in speech, and supposed to be tilled with all knowledge ot" the heavens and the earth and things thai are under the earth. Their treatment is in some respects Btth lon drastic than that of the witch docton ol North ern Siam (the I^n.s States"*, where all ailments are supposed to he due to demons in UN pa tient, who has his back most eracOj lacerated wit* tigers' daws that Urn evil spirit may rind a way out. In villages like Cbacaraaii or lovefj old Quimperle one meets the Breton magtcteSr doctor at his best. It may be the patient is a fisherman who has badly sprained his back on a tagger, and knows no peace until Urn doctot is sent for. The treatment in many cases is given in th. open air, for a number of reasons First the roars and yd!s of the victim, much diminished by space, do no t M g r ,. a tly distress his relative?; ami. MOWBWf, the scene draws a small crowd of respectful spectators who axe NEW SHELTER HOUSE FOR PROSPECT PARK. BROOKLYN vastly impressed by the ■■'-'' skill or oc cult knowledge of the operator. The wizard doctor of Brittany has no "V-&. side manner" to speak of. He la sent for for a specific object, and strives to attain this in tie most direct and vigorous manner possible, well knowing that unless his herb potions ;Lr appal lingly nauseous and drastic in result and hla bone setting a matter of agony MtU? faith would be put in him and his payments in cash and kind would dwindle to the vanishing point as murmurs against his feeble method* slipped from village " village. A matter like neuralgia, being difficult to euro in any showy or dramatic manner, calls for the "magic wand" with much cabalistic muttering and "laying on of hands." more or less afte-r the manner of the Apostles. Some of these so called doctors unquestionably have a rudf- no tion of bone setting, and their treatment «f sprains and simple fractures, although caus ing intense pain to the patient, undoubtedly at tains its object. Th*- women doctors are usually fvld, with a primitive knowledge of the effects of certain herbs upon the system, and their s pet ia.lt y is the treatment of children and women. Their methods would excite di.smay in New York. London or Paris, but a most touching and im 1 licit faith is put in them, even when th*-y act as dentists by the old string and chair methodL Fees are- frequently paid in grain, hay, native costumes and silver ornaments, but the women also often pay the witch doctors by rr.*-ani» of their own hair. Ir should be eiplnlatil ll - - lar hair harvest in Brittany, and the] I women do not rrind BOfli pal I | barb tresses, be au-e th. | rono-als th>- losa The doctors also practise a certain kind of hypnotism, especially in the case of nervous af fections, and frequently succeed in persuading a patient (even with blows, curses and contu mely) that then is nothing at all the matter \yith him, and that he ought to be ashamed of himself giving up work these hard times ani causing anxiety to his friends and relatives! Mud poultices, cats' fur. dogs" hair, hurrum blood, parchment with mysterious word;* written on — these are some of the 'remedies' whici the quack doctors of P.riltany commonly uso, and which are believed in by the patients with the faith that moveth mountains. The more successful of these village practitioners employ assistants, especially in dislocation cases, whera the patient is likely to put up a stout resistance to the drastic and painful methods employed to put the bone back into its place. la some of the very smallest of Breton villages, however, the man or woman doctor adopt? this honorable profession only as occasion may arise, and as a kind of "side line." Thus it may be a small farmer or an old woman who kv • < a tiny store — both of them with m her- ••:::..:•>-. knowledge and ■ taste for the cure of ills. It must be borne in mind that even these "oc»" casional"* doctors enjoy their meed, ot" respect and local renown, and are frequently called; upon to -cure a sick baby or growing child, e.r even to treat an adult person with strange drusa of their own brewing:, of course entirely un known to the pharmacopoeia, and seriously ap plied. For the physician in most cases ';>':. yea as implicitly in the treatment as th.- patient himself; the former has seen these weird n ine dies applied all the days of his life, and well knows they have come down from time im memorial. It is the doctor, too, who is frequently em ployed as a "go-between" in initiating the . :..t> orate and complicated ceremonies that r:-..;rk. a Breton Wedding.