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Working Papers in Demand-
Fate of Great Ship— Churches.
For the last week the local branch of the
(Health Department m the Flatbush avenue
extension has been besieged by an army
of small beys and their parents, seeking
"working papers." No certificates are
Issued to youngsters under the age of four
teen. Those who want to go to work must
■bow a record from some public school,
statins that they have spent :"<■< days in
- school in the last year and that they have
completed the work of at least the SA
MSB. The rooms that are used for the
applications are in great contrast with
those used by the authorities last year.
Then the branch was housed in an old
dwelling house in Clinton street. The rooms
■were small, and the clerks who could at
tend to the applicants were limited by the
i ass. It was then a common thing to
z ..'. the Jine of children and parents ex
tending to the next comer. The rooms In
the new building are large and airy, and
•eitees are provided for the applicants.
" One of the churches of Williamsburg
tvhich .... putting forth extraordinary
effort? to maintain itself amid vhe influx
of East Siders from Manhattan is the
South Third Street Presbyterian Church.
"While other churches have been going
down all about it. this church has in some
•way managed to survive, though it Is said
that not one In twenty of its members or
Sunday school pupils live in it? neighbor
hood. The church was organized In ISM.
The Brat pastor was the Rev. Dr. John D.
"Wells, father of the present pastor, the
Bey. Newell W. Well?. The miner was
pastor for • •■■•_•■ years, and for the
last twenty-five years of his ministry his
eon was Us assistant. The son took (uil
charge of the church in ttML It Is believed
that the lons connection of these two men
with the church has had much to do with
Its survival. The church membership has
fallen to •■■. and the Sunday school mem
bership to 439. The church - pert] is val
ued at SSQ.OOQ. and there is no church debt.
b applying f° r
r papers, Judge T. I. <*hat
f f the Pi leral Court, has had ser
c-ra' - •' ■ • Constitution of the
KTnited Btatec and the Declaration at In
■ • fourth Door
. ■ • . : c. diaries A.
Decker. J s f i rmer law part
: frames for the docu-
Plan? are on foot for the erection of a
new Church of the Blessed Sacrament to
take the place of •■• small frame building
put up at Euclid avenue and Fulton street
eierht year? ago. A tig; euchre was held
under the auspices of the societies of the
church at Dexter Park. Jamaica, last
*veek to start the building fund. The pres
ent church '..- erected by Father John
McCoy. It v-«- provided with four hundred
teats. The parish is now said to have
eight thousand ■ [oners. Father T. K.
Scummy and two assistants now look after
the spiritual welfare of the flock.
In ?pite of the protest of citizens of the
Say Ridp-e section, the Postmaster General
has accepted the recommendation of Post
tnagtei Voorhels that Station C be removed
iron Third avenue and 52d street to Fifth
avenue, between si."d and 54th streets. The
object of the move was to save mileage in
carrying the mail, as t!ie new location will
Ix- more early in the centre of the district
terved by the £;a'.i-n. The new quarters
wil' be opened < n October L While the
lease of the old building will have to be
broken to carry out the plan, no objec
tions are being raised by the landlord, as
Jie can rent the building for more money
t--... the government is paying.
The Shenan-3«-iah, said to be the largest
vooden ship ev-er built In America, which
ie now di^charginsr cargo from San Fran-;
Cisco at the Atlantic Dock, has be^n sold,
£.:.;:-- be dismam>d a: 3*>th street and
converted into a coal bargp. The boat
cyreads 12.000 square yards of canvas on her
four matos. Her main truck stands 192
2eet above fcor deck, and her main yard is
ft f<?et in lencnh. With her last voyage
«nd? also the career of her master. Captain
James Murphy, of Bath, Me., who has
been in charge of her most of the twenty
years «-ince she was launched at }',{•'';
He has spent •-•■.■•■ years at sea.
For twenty-seven years he sailed ships
■ --•-■ n>et. H*» said that the yes-
F*-i cost JISi.<KW and is as good to-day as she
was it first. She Is the Inst . lining of
Jour ships built by 'he Bewails at the same
time. He «=ays that she will carry 5.600 tons
Of coal. She is 293 feet long. -53 Feel wide
and 39 feet deep. Supporting the statements
made by Willir.m I). SewaJl. at a hearing
l»?fore the Merchant Marine mission
six years aco, Captain Murphy said:
"The Shenar.do.ah has been bought by the
Scully Broth* rs for PS,< 0. but there, was
liothir.E: rire to be done. The government
Is :o blame for ih<_' loss of these fine ves
sels, b"t the fact is that the p«-op]e in the
Interior of the country care nothing about
our irinrit:m^ interests. All they care
about is getting a good price for their
%vhect, and the American ship has to go."
The addition of the beautiful lew Hotel
3lcntana to the many seductions offered
visitors to this most famous of Swiss sea
bo:, resorts will be duly appreciated by the
many Americans who have encaged room>
lor the season. Th«* elevated location of
t:.f Montana insures freedom from any of
the annoyances of Hooding. such as those
■wnich were suffered by many .■'.••ls during
1..- recent ris-e of the lake.
A private funicular for the guests runs
constantly from the doors of the : ■>:•
reaching tlie tennis courts and Kursaal in
a minute, or a short picturesque walk for
those who prefer it brings one to the lake
In three minutes Delightful airs circulate
»■•..:■ open position, tempering the
rummer heat, and perpfect panoramas of
the lake, mountains and town are had from
■2 par) [the Montana.
As UM'ai, Ostcnd. from Jun- to October,
le iho ; '.-•<■'. of the fashionable world
and tbese v.' o come t.» look on at the gay
ost of European ftaside r*esorts. This sea
eon the fainoas Kurfaal has changed pro
prietors cr.fl offers its visitors all the at
tractions of Monte Carlo, in a<llition to its
rmowjioi! concert*, where may be heard the
Jeading prima donnas of Paris, Berlin ...
UrupsWs. The mar-v hotels facing the
ufnch offer their p nests every comfort and
luxury. especiAliS" so the Hotels Splendid,
2^a i'Jage a:i<l continental, holding the fin
est positions .".rul i* in^ the centre if social
life ami jrayety.
3lade to Draw or no Charge
CMMMoiMMtimmm tad EtMmmtea Free.
: '■ • ■ .' "
IVferooces — YVm. W. Aster. Jos H Choat<».
'.Vh'"J»w Held an<3 many otlier prominent
iinjiincer and Contractor,
BIS FulU,a fct.. Brooklyn. X. i- Tel. 1613 -V-lc
Weddings. Engagements and
Announcements of the Borough.
A noteworthy engagement just an
nounced is that of Miss Dorothy Shaw and
Winton vioodrich Rossiter. son of Mr. and
Mrs. tiinton Lawrence Rossiter, of No. 4S
Montgomery Place and old Field Acres.
Setauket, l,onjj Island. Miss Shaw is the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wil lard P. SS»aw.
of Fatorson. N .T. Her rian.-e is a grandson
of Justice William W.i'ton Gfoodrich and a
brother of Mrs. Robert Wright Read (Mar
forte Rossiter). whose weddtng took place
in the early fall.
Only relatives and a few personal friends
of the two families were present at the
wedding Wednesday afternoon of Mtes
Mary Mcl^ean. daughter of Andrew Mc-
Lean, and Andrew Mitchell Connett. son
of Mr. and Mrs. Manning Connett, of New
ark. N. J. The ceremony did not take
place at the McLean home. No. 254 Carlton
avenue, but at th*» Hotel Bossert. at ' 5
o'clock. The Rev. Dr. Cleland McAfee
officiated. White Bowers, palms and foli
age were used in tjie decorations. The
bride was gowned in white satin, with sar
nitures of real lace, and she wore a tulle
veil and orange blossoms. Her bouquet
was a shower of sweetpeas and white
heather. Mrs. David McLean, who before
her marriage to the bride's brother, a year
ago. was Miss Helen Doughty, of Phila
delphia, acted as matron of honor. Her
gown was of Nile green satin, veiled with
white chiffon. With this was worn a large
picture hat ornamented by plumes, and she
carried a shower of mignonette. The best
man was David McLean, but there were
no ushers. Mrs. McLean received In black
embroidered crepe de chine. After return
ing from an extensive tour of Canada Mr.
and Mrs. Connett will live at No. 88* Carl
ton avenue.
Miss Marion Bigelow. daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Edwin Wilder Bigelow, of the
Heights, is to be one of the bridesmaids
hi the wedding Wednesday of Miss Fran
ces Rotan and Winthrop Sargent, jr.,
brother of Worcester Sargent, whose en
gagefnent to Miss Bigrelow was announced
enrly in the spring*. The wedding will take
place at the Rotan summer place at Bass
Rocks, Mass. There has been a continual
round of gayety for the members of the
bridal party during the past fortnight.
Mis? Margruarite A. Bordwel! was mar
ried to Robert G. Mclntyre on Wednesday
morning at the home of her mother, Mrs.'
Edward H. Strickland, No. 444 Classon
avenue. The Rev. Dr. Joseph Dunn Bur
rell, pastor of the Classon Avenue Presby
terian Church, officiated. The bride wore a
Imperil gown and carried sweetpeas. Her
sister. Miss Georglana Strickland, also in
whit© lingerie, was her maid of honor and
only attendant. The best man was Robert
Macbeth. A wedding breakfast followed
the ceremony, the decorations being in
white and gTeen.
Another borne wedding on Wednesday
was that of Miss Vera Bailey, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bailey, of No. 625
Decatur street. and Spofford Wyckoff. of
Stamford. Conn. The bride, gowned in
white chiffon and carrying lilies-of-the-val
ley and Bride roses, was attended by Miss
Para Str<«n^. who was in pale pink chiffon
and carried roses of the same tint. A little
nephew of the bride. Master Wallace
Campbell, served as pace. Frederick Mor
gan, of Bridgeport, Conn., was the best
mac A small reception followed the cere
mony, which was performed by the Rev.
Charles A. Brown. Mr. and Mrs. Wyckoff
will spend their honeymoon motoring.
Miss Edith GSenevieve Ross and Edward
Joseph Gilxnore are to be quietly married
on Tuesday, July 12. at the home of the
bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. William G.
Ross. No. SKA Hancock street. Miss Ross
has chosen for her attendants Mrs. Frank
Allaire and Miss Henrietta Doscber. • H.
Blake Gilinoire will be his brother's best
man. Mr. «;ilmore is the son of Mr. and
Mrs William G. GUmore, of No. 18 Pros
ped I'ark West. t
Mrs. Henry Butler Moore Is entertaining
several friends of her daughter. Miss Ruth
Moore, over ill* 1 holiday. In the party are
Miss Amy Warren^ Miss Dorothy Elliott,
Hiss Marion Peterson. Miss Helen Wood,
Miss Dorothy Cragin. Miss Ruth Blaekford
and Miss Mildred Robinson.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hayes Wood are
spending a fortnight motoring. They are
now at Mount Washington. Bretton Woods.
Mr. and Mrs Edgar F. Luckenbach, who
went abroad early In May. were in Carls
bad last week Their plans were to return
by the Kronprinzessin Cecilie on Wednes
Mr. and Mrs. Jesse U Hopkins «re at
the Hampton Tnn. Westhampton. Long
Miss Hess;- Hopkins will spend
the summer abroad.
Among other recent arrivals at the
Hampton Inn are Mr. and Mrs. James
Guthrte Shaw, Mr and Mrs Maillard M.
Canda, Mr. and Mrs. John Clapperton
Kerr. Mr. and Mrs. William B. Jourdan,
the C C. Bowens. Mr. an.l Mrs. William
Harkness. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Ormiston
Callendar. Mrs. Edward Luekenhach and
the Charles K. Cordier». v
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph H. Sutphin. the
Misses Sutphin. Mr. and Mrs. Renwiek M.
Speirs and Mrs. Henry K. [de are among
the Brooklyn people who arrived at the
Howell House, Westhampton, last week.
Of considerable interest on this side of
the river was the wedding In the Church
of Pt. Vincent Ferrer, Manhattan, on
Wednesday, of Miss Grace Marie Kelsey,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Robert
Kelsey. and John X. Connolly A reception
followed the ceremony at the Hotel St.
Andrew, Broadway and 72d street, Man
hattan The bride was gowned In white
satin naessalin* and white chiffon cloth,
trimmed with point lace Her only at
; tendant was Miss Lillian Retina Kelsey.
■who was gowned in blue chiffon cloth over
! satin of the same shade, and carried pink
' sweetpeas. Joseph Connolly was his broth-
I ers* liest'man. and serving as ushers were
I Paul lew Ings. Edward Keegan. Walter
| Vernon. jr., and James Archer. The brida
!is a niece of .Indue James Walsh. Pink
' roses and palms were used in the decora
i tions.
Mr. and Mrs. Halstead Bwan arrived at
the Edgemere Club, Long Island, on
Mr. and Mrs. M. K. Bannin and the
Misses Bannin, of Montgomery Place, leave
to-day for the Catholic summer school at
l.ak- Champlain, where they will pass
July and August
David U. Leggeti was at Baden-Baden
last wet
Mr. and Mrs. VTilliani <;. Watson, Mips
Alice Watson and Miss Ethel Watson, who
are touring in the Berkshire legisterr-d at
the Hotel Wendell, PittsCeld, Mass.. on
O. H. Seymour. Miss Seymour and Miss
Mabel Harris were among the Brooklyn
motorists at the Crown Hotel. Providence,
or. Wednesday.
il&rry L. Maxwell's Avenger was one of
the successful yachts in the races of the
Indian Harbor Yacht Club from Green
wich to Now London on Wednesday- Mr.
Maxwell was at the wheel.
■Mr. and Mrs. Henry Clay Evans, oi
Montgomery Place, will spend the sum
mer at Crest View, Oak Bluffs. Mass.- . .
Mia Florence liegeman will spend ■ Jul>
at' the. Hampton Inn. SVesthampton, Long
Island, and will go to the Twilight Inn,
Haine? Kails. X. V., for August.
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Kenyon, Jr.. are
a * the Hampton Inn for .Inly, but ex
pect to go up to Lain George early next
"'Sir. and Mrs. William H. 'Ziesler are at
the Frontenac, Frontenac. N. l-'^ J
Mrs Victor Berg is visiting Mr. ana
Mrs. Bayard Bands Litehtield at Belle
Haven. Greenwich, Conn.
George F. Browed and Miss Brower •have.
opened their country place at Brandt isl
and Mattapoiaett, Mass. , .
Mr and Mrs. Albert S. Clement and
Miss Louise Clement are at the Trockmor
ton Mi. nhurst, X. .T. ■ - .^
Mrs John Francis has opened her house
at Shelter Island Heights. Her daughter,
Mrs William H. Price. is with her. Dr.
Price going down for the week ends,
Mr and Mrs. Myers Richardson Jones
were booked to sail yesterday on the
Devtschland for Hamburg. _
Mr and Mrs. Charles Edsar Newton jr..
are with Mr. and Mrs. Frederick l)e Mund
Ifeckay at the French .cottage, at Shelter
Mr and* Mrs. ' Alfred G. BeWen will spend
the preater part of the Rummer in the
White Mountains, Koing- uO*»n to Shelter
Island only In September.
Mr and Mrs. Desmond Dunne were
among the recent arrivals at the Oriental
Hotel; Manhattan Beach. 1
Even "Maine,"' Reputed Best
"Natural." is Unreliable.
Before entering upon a description of the j
treatment to which science deems it neces
sary to subject even the best water before
it can be considered safe for use in arti
ficial ice making -a treatment which will
be shown to be. as characterized, drastic
it may be well to give one more practical
Illustration of the absolute truth of the
contentions that water does not always
purify Itself in freezing, as it Is popularly
supposed to do: that it Is not only th€ Ice
from the Hudson River that Is open to sus- i
plcion, and that bacteria are not the only
menace to health to be found in the natural
There is a general impression that ;
streams, lakes and ponds remote from the
more thickly settled areas are likely to es
cape not only Infection but pollution; and
it is probably to this that the widespread
belief that Maine's natural ice product is
above suspicion, whatever doubts may be
entertained of the purity of that from the
Hudson, is attributable. Xot infrequently,
it is said, advantage has been taken by
unscrupulous dealers of that belief, and
much ice not cut in prohibition's strong
bold has masqueraded as "Maine ice."
But, alas', even that standard has fallen.
Uncle Sam has himself torn it down. Be
sides exercising through his alert Depart
ment of Agriculture a keen supervision
over everything in the way of foods every
where in the United States that enters into
interstate trade, he has the District of
Columbia under his especial care, and— it
is probable— Is able, having a freer hand
there to do more effective sleuthing in his
own bailiwick than in places where the
staje spreads Its shield over certain of the
delinquents, those for example, whose trade
does not extend beyond its borders
Be this as it may, some time during the
summer of 1909 the Department of Agricult
ure collected samples of "an article of
food known as ice"— to quote the phrase
ology of the Board of Food and. Drug In
spection, an appurtenance of the said de
partment — Ysold and offend for sale In
quantities" In the city of Washington.
These samples wore "analyzed by the Bu
reau of Chemistry; and as it appeared from
the findings of the analyst and report
: thereon that the product was adulterated
! within the meaning of the food and drug
I act." the defendant— tin? seller was "af
j forded an opportunity to be heard.
i "As it appeared after the hearing that the
j said sales had been mad« in violation of
; me act the Secretary of Agriculture re-
I ported the facts to the Attorney General
■ with a statement of the evidence upon
i which to bast- a prosecution. In due course
\ a criminal information was filed against"
the defendant "in the police court of the
: District of Columbia, charging th« above
I sales and alleging that the product was
i adulterated, in that It contained an added
! poisonous and i deleterious Ingredient, and
j consisted wholly or in part of a filthy, de
l composed and putrid animal and vegetable
In the spring of the present year the. de
fendant concern "entered a plea of guilty,
I and the court imposed upon it a line of
; Jlaii.:*
| The ice described was a natural product
; and was harvested In the State of Maine.
It's fair to say that such cases may be
Infrequent. None the less, one is quite
enough to disprove the truth of the adage
that "water purifies itself in freezing" to
controvert any claims, however bolstered
I up, to its scientific correctness.
One of the oddest uses to which paper,
has been put is that, which has resulted
in the manufacture in Germany of artifi
cial teeth. They are Bald to retain their
color well and are less likely to chip than
ordinary false teeth. When the wine
growers of i Greece were badly off for wood
with which to construct their casks they
used paper to make barrels.
Out of the sheets of an Austrian paper
an Ingenious engineer constructed for his
own ,-•■ a small yacht, twenty feet long.
In the construction of the hull, deck, masts,
sails i..'i adder several thousand copies
<■! the journal wen used. Each plank
requires 2,500 leaves, and enormous pn ib
ure was ■ ■•■' to procure the necessary
solidity Several countries have experi
mented with a view to utilizing paper for
the paving of roads and streets, but the
cost was prohibitive.— Answers. '
Many Improvements Completed
at Raymond Street Prison.
Raymond street jail is becoming a
model institution, to the astonishment or
all Brooklyn. Until recently it had been
the custom of the grand Juries month
after month to hand up presentments
against the jaii. and especially against the
firetrap annex known as the women s
•prison. .
" The presentments have ceased since the
jail has passed out of the hands of the
Sheriff OX Kings County into those of the
Department of Correction, and work has
begun upon the removal of the women s
prison and the erection of a fireproof j
building to take its place. The warden ,
of the jail now Is John J. Fallon. He
lives on Blackwell's Island and comes to j
Brooklyn dally. He will have quarters in
the women's prison when it is finished.
The head keeper is Jeremiah H. Cotter.
One important improvement is in the en
trance hall, where visitors are received.
Formerly the callers were compelled to
stand on the steps without The records
of the Jail, heretofore stored in the
ctliar. are now kept in stoel filing cases
m a room off the entrance halL Also a
room lias been provided where lawyers
can confer with the prisoners instead of
having to enter the eel]?.
Within the jail there has been a great
change in the care of the prisoners. From
the top, where the boy prisoners are kept,
id the last of the eighteen tiers wire
netting makes it impossible for tne pris
oners to injure themselves by jumping to
the ground floor, or others by throwing
missies about. In the day the entire
prison is lighted through windows and sky
lights, ,irnl electric lights make everything
as bright as day ;ifit^r sunset. Once pris
oners who wished light at night had to
buy their own candles. In each cell be
sides are toilei and bath facilities, and
there are three shower baths on each tier
Three padded cells have been provided
for the insane. When the "Alimony Club"
move? to other quarters the part of the
top floor it now uses will be turned intu a
hospital and chapel. Fifty-two of the 4fiS
i ells of the building are now hein^; used
by the women prisoners. Their new build-
Ing, with seventy-six cells, will be com
pleted in about six months.
The work about the jail is largely done
by the men and women who have made
g< od records for conduct and who are
Hearing the «-nd of terms of six months.
They have special uniforms. The men are
bakers, cooks, stablemen, mechanics and
laborers and the women are laundresses,
i-tc The laundry is provided with all the
facilities tor scouring. Ironing and even
One of the improvements i.s a method
thai has been devised for "dead locking 1 "
the cell d' <>rs. It used to he a favorite
nick of prisoners t<> shut the door? on their
keepers when they entered the cells, but
that sort of thing cannot happen now.
The discipline in the jail is greatly Im
proved, It is «i!id, under the new regime.
in tin- old days the .mi! was not noted for
t ii :>= any more than it was for sanitation.
The superstitions of players regarding
their batting are more? numerous than the
i players themselves. Each one has a dlffer
! ent mascot, or a system of bringing
"luck," and to an outsider these supersti
tions would furnish a constant laugh, he- |
cause of their ridiculousness. The Chicago
Cubs have a red-headed youth on pay I
vhose duty Is to spit on the end of each i
bat as the batter goes to The plate, to bring !
him luck "Jimmy" Sbeckard sticks his :
, chewing {rum on a certain ' lucky spot" on '
the top or his cap when he need a hk badly. ;
Roj Thomas always walks back of the j
::m;!jr.-. almost around him. l>efore he I
! takes his place at the plate. Roger Connor, j
.■r;>- of the great Litters of the game, took '
Ms favorite bar to bed with him, and oiKd
and polished his substitute bats every night '
and hung them from the window of his
room. '"Jimmy" Ryan bad to have a bat
with a re 1 band and three worm holes in:
'it, ai:d spent days searching stores for bats |
iwirh -;ust three worm holes. He discov
ered one m a little store in Boston one*
and hit three bom.- runs over the left field
fence with it that same afternoon. Chance
thinks he cannot make a hit if be look* I
lat the score board at any time during :he '
. and even during exciting races,
en as much depends upon ih.- outcome
of games being played by rival teams as'
upon Ihe result of the o;;e he is playing,
he will not glance toward the board or al
low any one to tell him the score. "Davy"
lones must walk to third base and touch
: i; with the toe of his right toot when com
ing i:om the outfield to bat. If Frank
Scliulte finds a hairpin in the street he is
certain to make •! two-base hit, he thinks.
If liia sister .is it' ' '' f ' stand he makes a
' hon e run She has seen him play only five
pames during bis career, and he has made
h home run In each. American Magazine.
I A cording to the report of Chief Whitney
iof the Massachusetts District Police the]
I number of incendiary fires in the Bay State
last year was 151. a figure which falls forty- j
! eight below the record for the previous j
year The total property loss was 1267,401, !
tina the total Insurance loss wars *1m0.5.«7.
! Although the showing isTnuch better than i
1 for 1908, it ,- bad enough, but it tells \
■ only a fraction of the whole incendiary ;
story Of the Ml tires in 1909 of unknown;
I risir:. involving a property loss of 13.356,532 :
! and an insurance loss of 12,657,615 Chief ;
Whitney estimates that at least one-half
! "■■■. the work of incendiaries. Sixty-eight I
i convict' ons for burning and arson were pro- ;
' cured during the year
I A majority of the -Incendiary tires was ;
! prompted either by malice or revenge or i
i by a df sire to defraud Insurance companies.
Few offences are meaner than incendiarism J
when caused by such motheo. — Hartford ,
I Times. I
Fund to Help Poor Girls to
UK ML W« Mount.
That marriage la the definite goal of
woman in India was evidently the convic
tion of the late Naorojl Wadia, a wealthy
shipbuilder of Bombay, who has just be
queathed a large fund to assist poor girls
into the estate of matrimony. The $10,000.
0 M left to Indian Charities and the $100/«0
scattered 10 beggars at the funeral of the
kindly disposed Naoroji Wadia have not
awakened half the Interest that this fund
for portionless girls has done in a land
where a single woman Is looked upon with
contempt and a widow with scorn.
A young man of Philadelphia was pos
sessed of morbid generosity when he made
a will devising $l<\ooo to Miss Elizabeth
Croskey, of • the Quaker City., and then
committed suicide because that young
woman had spoken scornfully of his at
tentions. The wedding of the fair legatee
followed a few days after the funeral of
the testator.
Thirty-five rears ago Sarah Marsh
Caldwell, N. .!.. bequeathed to her nephew.
Stephen Marsh, a Uible. This legatee lias
n..t explained his reason for opening the
book recently, but he loudly expressed his
astonishment at tho $4,567 30 which he
found laid between the leaves and his re
gret that be had not read that Bible yeara
Evidently a good liver was a man at
Burnbam, England, who willed a fund suf
ficient to provide the inmates of the poor
house of the parish with a Christmas din
ner, accompanied with a ••proper supply
of ale. tobacco um\ snuff forever."
One Henry Green exhibited more fHmill
arity with the pardonable foibles of women
when he provided in his will that on or
before December 23 every year four green
waist croats, lined with green galloon lace,
should be delivered to four poor women,
who were expected to wear this finery on
Christmas l«ay
A certain New Yors man. some time
gone to his reward, adopted a curious way
of discovering charitably Inclined persona
"I own," stated he in his will, "seventy-one
pairs of trousers, and I strictly enjoin my
executors to hold a public sab-, at which
!h«.ao shall be sold to thf> highest bidder and
tbe proceeds distributed to the poor of the
city. I further desire that these garments
shall in no way be examined or meddled
with, but be disposed of as they are found
at the time of my death ; and no one pur
chaser shall buy more than one j>;>ir. " New
York has probably never known such an
othef trousers sale, and certainly nevei
heard of- such a sequel, for each purchaser
discovered in a pocket of the trousers a
thousand dollars In banknotes.
It is no uncommon thing to hear that a
woman Is "worth her weight in gold." but
tii be worth her weight in banknotes falls to
the lot of few. Two Scotch lassies enjoyed
this distinction when they were weighed, SB
accordance with the wishes expr-ss^d in
thrir father's will, and received in bank
notes the various sums of £51,000 and
Possibly the widow of a prominent Amer
ican was as much to be envied, for the ex
ecutors of her husband's will were directed
to pay to her every year her own weight
in gold. True to her feminine vanity, the
widow never attempted to increase her
weight, but exercised thrift in another man
ner. She added to the sum of her heritage
by charging an admission fee to those of
the public who desired to witness the cere
mony of weighing. Human mqufcrttiveness
Is such that numbers were always ready to
pay for this privilege.
A very different sort of husband it was
who thus devised : "I give unto my wife,
Mary Darley, for picking my pockets of
sixty guineas, the sum of one shilling."
What punishment for a woman whose hus
band was actually able to testify to the
amount of his missing change!
Another mean man was Charles Parker,
late of London, whose will runs: "I gi\e
and bequeath to Elizabeth Parker the sum
or £50, whom through my foolish fondness
I made my wife, without regard to family,
fame or fortune, and who hi return has not
*r»tM»(i. most u«».M«tly, to accuse me of every
crime rpgarrflns human nature, save high
way robbery." There Is little doubt thai
his widow brousrht in that accusation
against him. Or did she call it "grave
John Abbott and his wife, Mary, man
aped to incur the ire of an acquaintance,
Stephen Swain, to such an extent that he
bequeathed them "the sum :of sixpence
each, to buy for each of them a halter, for
fear the Sheriff's should not be provided."
A good many persons endeavor, by pro
visions made in wills, to coerce their heirs
Into leading what the testator considers a
model existence because he has* probably
never tried it. On Long Island dwelt a
man of abundant wealth, who either knew
his heirs too well or did not know them
>yell enough, when he willed that none of
them should inhpri! unless they could show
that they le<! a lif-? of angelic virtue. He
specialized things thr.t they were and were
not to do. Smoking, drinking, entering bar
rooms and marrying before they were
twenty-five years of age were all strictly
prohibited. They were to breakfast every
morning at an hour which he indicated,
anJ— worse st'il— be in thfir homj-s every
evening at a specified hour. They were to
be industrious nnd strictly moral in their
lives. It was conceded by all the heirs that
10 Mimttesi Jersey City to Hoyt Strs-t. Brooklyn, b% Tunnel anJ Subway
Big Budget of Tuesday Bargains. '
Store Closed Monday ===Fourth of July.
Every department contributes one x or more remarkable values for the da} after the ho 5&:
There is. something here for everyone and there is a saving— a good saving on everything.
Children's $2.50 to $3.98 Sample Dresses, 9Sc. ! Hemmed Sheet, <* c each 6*l
65c and 85c Shantung Pongees, 39c , Women's $15.00 to SI&CO Coats 51105 and $13.25,. 3
15c to 39c Convent Embroideries 7c to 19c a yard. i V. >men ?3.00 I Slis? H
Men's 50« Underwear, 29-. : ? i :sn : , n(! ? _>on plirl^U Qf>
79c Self Striped Mohair-. 49c. . ' SSjkic,-,, Portable* SZ<<3 T v '
$15.00 to $50.00 Colored Robes and Dresses, $7.50 to $25. 12«Vc Printed "and PHin i'm,-, i p,,;«,. f> -> Vafd
39c Black Mohair Briliiantine. 29c a yard. $ i S V, rurVLincn CriS S»t So« ' "
39c to 59c Cream and While Novelties, 23c a yard. H.,,,< c llrl^t- „ 5 59 - 9j "
25c Black Mercerized Lining Sateen, 13c a yard. Si 4^ tf . c.:f ~.V, . -n x- r> .-^ r>
American Rcauty Rose Sprays, 19c to 59c. " \\(^ MeVO- iv'r >i'r Sh' f* « >nC °'
VanL^brictvrit^ . 10c a po«
5! l iVt XcK c Pinochle Playing ( irds, 15c a pack. 0 U * aist5 ' $I's1 ' 50 ' Xons C S
Mcns 52.00 Stray Hats. $'.50. ' S.SC. N -
Men's $3^50 ! ■< >'v^nc- Sh( es, $2.49.
Men's bi Half Hose, 9c ' M, 53.33.
Women's ! ; . Undervests, Sc. / 1 59c
Women's 25c Stockiiigs, 12 l :c. Store orders only. ISc .nnNtl'v 0 '! Cretonne Covered. Pillow-. c 'j
Men's $12.50 and $15.00 Suits, $D.85. J &™ Z>s*} mzl Sh ade Irish Dress Linens or "
' w»ss, -2 *- c .i yard.
" only one of their number fulfilled all the
requirements of thl3 wilt
Another man. wit* a belief that human
beings could lead ■ perfect existence upon
earth, found a *<?*• to disagree with *»™
when he went heydnd the jurisdiction of
earthly couits. It m not take the Western
judge long to sri «ide the will t**l b*
quenthed all the testator's wealth to that
man in the town who could prove that ■ h*
was a Christian according to Iht definition
of a Christian L-ct forth In the win Neither
rid the |.M»g« Uk that the legal heir to
whom the property was given, »ho«" qual-
i fy In order to receive the inh^rit.-nce.
viviality uas David Davis, of Clapharn.
whose will read: "I give •«' beqtieath to
Mary Davis, daughter of. Peter V-^<>rt.
the sum of five shillings, which is sufficient
I for s her. to get drunk with for the last time
' at my expense."
That Joseph Da Iky lost '" love on r..s
I son-in-law appears in thta provision of his
will: "I give to my daughter. Ann Spen
cer a guinea for a ring or any other
bauble she may like better; I give to the
lout her husband one penny to bay him ■
I lark whistl; . . . and this legacy I Rive
him as a mark of my appreciation of his
. prowess and nice honor in drawing a sword
on me (at my own table), naked and un
(armed as I was, and he well fortified with
i custard."
Affectionate companions, sometimes erro-
n eously termed "dumb animals," are often
liberally •provided for in wills. Dr. Chrls
tiano, of Venice, left 60,0:0 florins for the
I maintenance of his three docs, with a con
! dition that at their death the sum should
! be added to the funds of the university.
Mr. Garland's will, opened in ISSS, pro
vided thus for fourteen friends: "I be
' queath for my monkey, my dear and amus
! ing Jacko. the sum of £100 per annum, to
be employed for his sole use and benefit;
to my faithful dog, Shock, and my well be
, loved cat. Tib. a pension of £■". 1 desire
I that in the case of. the death of either of
; the three the lapsed pension shall pass to
I the other two, to whom it shall be equally
divided. On the death of all three the
sum appropriated shall become the prop
erty of my daughter, Gertrude, to whom I
j give this preference among my children be
j cause of the large family she has, and the
difficulty she finds in bringing then up."
Nor are women unmindful of the future
!of helpless pets. M a Elizabeth Hurst,
• many years ago bequeathed 1- ■ a year to
! her parrot, and Mrs. Hodges^ the house
! keeper during life of a Mr. Harper, was
! to receive from the estate of that gentle
man the interest accruing from £100 a year,
bequeathed, to the testator's "young black
I cat." As this Interest was to cease upon
! the demise of the cat, it Is not recorded
! that Mrs. Hodges allowed any supersti
1 tion regarding black cats to weigh with
' her in the care of her charge.
I Such tender consideration for four-footed
animals had no place in the will of Richard
I Dovey, of Shropshire, who provided free
I lodgings and a yearly annuity of eight
j shillings for a poor man who would whip
) dogs out of and awaken sleepers within the
I church at Cleverly. That the first per
' formance might suffice for both purposes
! did not occur to him. Another man. in
! whom the bump of reverence was devel
! oped, left five shillings a year to the m;m
! v.ho keeps boys quiet during the sermon
;in a village- church in Staffordshire,
j That charity did not always extend to
I domestic animals is - owl in an extract
j from the win of George erton. The
will, which was executed in May, 1661.
! left to the poor of Wockinghi paris 1
a sum of money with which was to be
! purchased a bull The animal was to be
I baited, the hide and the infuse to be sold,
I and the proceeds expended in stockings
j and shoes t:> be given to poor children. \'n
; til the year 1823. it i? said, the baiting took
! place on December 21 In the market place
j of "Wockingham.
T The state cf Ing "cut off with a shilling"
I has even worse possibilities, as Is shown
jby the will of Daniel Church, a clause of
i which runs thus: "I give and devise to my
' son. Daniel Church, only 1 shilling; and
that is for him to hire a porter to carry
! away the next badge and frame he steals."
I Perhaps a sense of humor led Edward
I Molyneaux. one time of Mayfair, London,
I to raise hopes in the breasts of his heirs
;by this clause li his will: "I am some
• times accustomed to carry banknotes in the
'• fob of my breeches. Please to search the
, said breeches to see if there are any."
Many a widow has been the subject of
1 posthumous vindictlvehesi in wills. One
j Colonel Nash bequeathed to the bell ring
«rs of Bath Abbey. England, £30. on the
! condition that they should muffle the clap
l pen of the I ells of the abbey and toll them
: from 8 a. m. to 8 p. in. upon each anni
| versary of his wedding day. That no one
might imagine this doleful ceremony one
lof mourning for lost happiness, the will
j goes on to stipulate that, during the same
number of hours, the same bells shall be
I made to peal merrily upon the anniversary
'•■ of the day "which released him from do
mestic tyranny and wretchedness."
i x man who made the payment of his
I wife's annuity contingent upon her wearing
' a widow's cap found his antithesis In the
' husband who plevU.nl his wife "thai she do
I not after my decease offend artistic taste
or blazon the sacred feelings of her sweet
i and gentle nature by the exhibition of ■
widow's cap."
Such wills have me foundation !n senti
ment, but what is to be said of '■• luesica
i which are to be forfeited if the heir should
i smoke tobacco or wear .1 mustache? What
!if the heir were i" African wilds and an '
! ostrich swallowed his razor on th sly? !
! What if the heir, cut <>ff from the i« of
{tobacco, took I* smokin- corn sJ^" '"^^^
j opium? " r,.*jt.rS
Such contlnffenclea do not s*»ni to'w'4
occurred to the makers of wi!ig i!6n *a
whom. J. A. Stow, punished an «c?^S
this wise: "I hereby direct my «x»ci^^
j lay out rive guineas !rf. parcha?* 1
■ ure of the viprr Mtlng the "*:."■ .1
nt ?n - per-«on who saved h!ra Irosi _^"f
In? In th» snow. If the same can be bc"*^
; for that mon^y; ami that ":.h«y -Jo, i 3i 3 ''^J
' ory of me, present it t'» E<lward Bearcr^S
Eao>, a King's Counsel, wlierety t«-^^%
have frequent opportunities of cont»njs^
' Inc on It, and by comparison .••■ ooj^S
I and 'his own virtue be able fo fom i%Jg
tain judgment which is best a.-vl^.ii
' pr^fltable. a grateful rfrr.fn?>-arc« c:t^
[friendship and almost parcnti! r^jg|
j Ingratitude and lnj>ol«»nce. This_i<j£j|
>to be presented tf> him in liea of a , 2
j of £3.000 I had by a former win, - O T|
| vok> <i and burnt, left him." s
j Another vindictive tvil! v/a? U-f. - ? - 1
I Earl of Stafford, in 1717. who '. 'W«i
• "to th« worst of women, who Is g^a^ll
all ills, the ilauafht^r of Mr. f2rai&j.~«T§
I Frenchman, whom I have ur.fcrtasa^
j marred, five-antl-forty bra? 3 "hal';.^T^
I which will buy her a pullpt for fc»; vT||
j per- a greater sum than her fatht- ./»
[often make her; for I have known -sy|
She had neither money nor credit forgjlf
a purpose, be being the worst of -.la,
his wife the worst of women. Had i BBJ
! the» r character 1 bad nev»r m r>4 '%M
daughter, nor made mys t unhappyj».T|
Dealers Contend It 13 Purer
Artificial Product. f
! To the Editor cf The Tribure. ;■
' Sir: The inference which the :--•»«<
j author of the articles in your '-4I M
j June 13 and K. entitled "As to Onz^M
| -..-; to convey to the p;:Mic afl
i vicinity is v»ry plain and al?o Msa
jHe speaks constantly of the 'iirji
j trade 'in natural ice. Whit he, »X
[ understood, and what the. .":.-ft>H
! reader would naturally deduce frcs*{j|
| statements, is that the ice. rr.^.Tifartaj
i Indnstry is under the strictest supertjsrf|
■ while the natural Ice may come '09
; sorts '';".>■-■ That- comes ver J'*%S
| being dishonest, because there ia, -if a
I and there never has fceen tr.? sli^«
! trace "f supervision or res^Jlntion eIM
I making !n thL« city. {
We consider it very unfortu^ats £&
j driven from the fair field of argument, jff
■ author of those unsigned coavnonlc^S
> is allowed to drop into irmuen-i^e's aadj^
I blgulties, simply bec^'ise the fact^ &M
| fit his side of the ca?e. JCb -"'" 1
| would. I •,-•■ create ■'■« gg
| thai ice making is a resrulat^i in3: S^
, Xo attempt has been made by this tttM
!to r*-fut" the argumenta we haze 03 :
k investigations of Ice by the highest rfc
Vntiflc authorities in the country. !vj: !-fi
1 the business cf our member? is arainJl
tacked croun.'llc^sly and vrar.tor:!v. wtdp
the slightest particle of evidence of ?J;'i
, entific character to bolster hi.= arysasS
■but simply upon his own opinicn. j-
I He saj-s. an it is obviously untrue, s&
ing more people buy r.a.tura! ice tha" n:S*
: facturrd Ice in this city, that the ps^
has ma.';*> up its mind that the pnrltjft
natural ice is nor established. ' ' ag M
should have said to be honest i?: "ZM
• h ; crhe^t sanitary authorities in tni.s ts^jj
try, the boards of health o* 2las3ac!:3fsf
I ,m l N- ■■ York, many town zr.i d(
; board's, have carefully exarr.ii^fi th? <pft
I tion of the possibility of natural ice cjp
; \ -.'■•-■ germs to cor.siu^JP
these men h?A in mind ?o!?!y the «:&5
;of protecting the public health. Thej*fc§p
uniformly found, that ratura! Ire is nc;S
; source of disease, and as State, Half
; Commissioner Eugene H. Porter of J&l
I York State says: 'Ice csnnot frosll
very nature an.] method of harvesrirr^
'a carrier of disease.' Therefore, OOM
Ice Is safe and wholesome." That is irtfi
he should 'have said, instead ef sa^
i r»n ii» oirn unsupported, ur.reveale;! ss^
; that natural ice is danzerou?. ?|i
: This author' parasrrarl". las: «k
S day is a eem of misrepresentation, as t£^
i one familiar with the water prob!saS
: Xew York's ice plants can convince S|
! I am tempted to reply in kind, an! '?«*}
i what 1 have seen, but what the frff
I States government's hygienic Uiborr»
j found m ice plants in "Washinstoa; *-||
I cne of the members of the Arr.eric?^ S p
Iciety of Refrisfratini? Engin— rs fenci E
j New York ice plants and rer^vte.l jtfl
! annual '■^'irar of that body, ani *■ x
§ amazed and disgusted it was to :*«■
J such conditions; to show you '"^
; and bacterilogiral analyses of r^ri
; ice and manufactured ice where 1^
j against the latter product are p'ai'.i ofe
• se*n. Bat I will not ask your space
I that. All I ask en behatf of the <g
m'Hion tons of ic^honse caracity repress^
lln o-ir associTtJon is a critictern ' " "m.
1 bea**d on facts and not on preju l:c. "^BJ
: considers the entire Question and 3<fl
■ phase of it. which manifesto e\m a s^
J desire to adhere ... ar.ii'^K
: shall not be anonymous. f■.
! Secretary of the Natural Ice Assecut&P;
America. t
New York. July '. 1920. f ;
. I
Few men in public life h~v» f urs^
', material for so many anecdotes a> ~4
: dore RooseTelt, tne ex-Fresi'ier.t d\ i
\~vM<-<\ States. He was or.cc sitawn'Cl
• ure of himself during war. It
waving a sword ami da shirt" iiptiH
horseback, in one of his fishts in C
' "Is it a quod picture?" he w.i? W
i "Ye-es." he replied, "it" 1 * all ri£ht. !
i cept that mv sword » still wrapped 3
; a trundle in T;imra. and I di'lr. t D»j
I horse. • '■;■■ it's all riilit. "— T:t-Si

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