The Brooklyn Daily Eagle from Brooklyn, New York on June 7, 1908 · Page 25
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The Brooklyn Daily Eagle from Brooklyn, New York · Page 25

Brooklyn, New York
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Sunday, June 7, 1908
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THE BROOKLYN DAILY EAGLE. r NEW YORK1. SUNDAY. JUNE 7. 1908. 5 Contract made in Morocco to return them M oon ae they are wanted. The lttter was the personal representative of Ratsull whan he negotiated with the Sul-taa of Morocco tor the release of Mr. Maclane. The Oriental Theater, with Princess Rajah, is another addition to the Moroccan village. Because of the religious belief of the Moors women are not permitted to appear on the same stage during the exhibition, and Mr. Leavltt has arranged a theater to ono side, where the princes? and a bevr of Moorish girls entertain with all the dances of the Far East. The feature of the performance in this theater is the "Dance Du Ventre," which is given by Rajah, who formerly performed I in the dance halls of Tangier and Fez. She Is said to be the first woman of her land to perform the dance outsida of Morocco. ' One of the most interesting shows of the spectacular order established this season on the west side of the park is George Olsen's "Submarines," which represent a battle royal between battleships and a fort,, in which are employed torpedo toats and submarine mines. Tha mechanism and electrical appliances in these miniature ships of steel are very ingenious, and teally operate much after tne fashion of the big formidable craft, In Mr. Olsen's performance he depicts a battle between the Japanese fleet and the American fleet In the San Francisco har bor, in which the mines, torpedo boats and land torts are brought into action. The stage consisting of a great tank with glass front, showing the depth of the ocean, makes the movements of the tor pedo boats and exploding mines visible. in the background is scenery represent lng the harbor, and during the . battle a storm is also introduced, which brings Into service the various mechanical and electrical contrivances which produce inunaer, lightning, rain, wind, clouds, sunlight, etc. Of course, the Japanese neet la sent to the bottom of the sea. "Over the Great Divide." which is as popular as ever, Is an adaptation of the acenlc railway, representing a thrilling and beautiful trip over a portion of the Rocky Mountains. . To carry out the illusion, a miniature range of mountains is used which at one point rises to a height of eighty feet, at another point sixty-five feet, and at a third point sixty feet. The construction is a hard, non-inflammable crust made of cement, and it Is painted to represent natural mountain scenery. Realism is secured by the trains passing over a deep mountain gorge. Two of the mountains are connected by a bridge, forty feet high, under which is a picturesque lake, which overflows and forms a, pretty cascade, which empties Ultimately into another lake, located farther down the range. Over these mountains runs a, miniature railroad, constructed on the third-rail system. From a platform at the foot of the . mountains the road leads up an Incline of about SH per cent, grade to a height of fifty feet, and then winds about the mountain by gravity, going through tunnels, over bridges and through numerous deep dips, the deepest of which is a drop of about forty feet. - The trains are made up of two cars, and each train Is in charge of a motor-man, while the little road is equipped with a system of signals, similar to those in use on our large railroads. The entire ride is about 3,000 feet long. An added attraction Is a volcanic eruption from the highest peak. Near by Is another railroad Illusion, called "Touring the Yellowstone," and which represents a Journey through this picturesque National Park. The entrance is at the 'foot of a miniature mountain, which towers above. A railroad track is built through an archway, on which Stands a real Pullman observation car. Spectators buy tickets in the regular way, and after being comfortably seated, the vibration of a railroad train Is reproduced, the lights are lowered and illuminated scenery passes the apparently rapidly moving car windows, as if the INTERESTING SCENES IN DREAMLAND PARK, J&& . 1 v r : -i ; S - .-'if i i-1 . , s r. ti .: i-i. ,rj r ELLIS BIG SHOWS. TILYOU'S NEW STEEPLECHASE PARK Its RemarKable Entertainment Features and Money Earning Capacity. Properties Worth $2,500,000 Capitalized at 2,000,000, Under New Company, and Steeplechase Patrons by a Simple Plan Are Permitted to Share in Their Ownership and Profits. Season Pass Given Each Purchaser of Stock. SCZNE IN BOSTOCKS. the two tigers always assume a threatening-attitude. Another effective act is pre sented by Ricardo, with several lions and bears. Never has a performance of this act been given without difficulty, for the trainer, who is Brutus, has a fighting lion that makes the performance tense by his subbornness and refusal to perform until forced to do so. Ora Cecil shows a graceful and pretty act with a number of leopards and panthers, an act that moves with precision due to harmonious training, but withal Miss Cecil has her troubles with a small leopard which displays an ugly disposition and a determination to attack her; this adds to the act. Martino performs with the Teddy bears and in his act Introduces a hyena that "sings." Strange as it may seem this hyena, named Musico, really seems to make every effort to sing and emits vocal sounds that, while they may not be harmonious, show nevertheless If the hyena had a singing voice it might be taught to do more than it does in the way of singing. Then there is L'Incognita, a young BRIGHTON BEACH, A HIGH CLASS RESORT; ITS SEA VIEW AND OTHER ATTRACTIONS For many years Brighton Beach has held a peculiar place in the affections of visitors. Standing between the somewhat exclusive Manhattan Beach and the democratic heart of Coney Island, it also gives a different character of entertainment than the sections of Coney. The transportation facilities for reaching Brighton have been made the finest of any city beach in the world and the situation has adjusted itself along different lines than ever before. Manhattan Beach becomes an exclusive hotel and cottage colony, abolishing practically all her amusement devices and offering little encouragement to the visitor of a few transient hours. The new Brighton Beach they were entering the terminal and there vere several minor accideuts last summer at the place. This year things are very much different. The terminal has been Inclosed by fences and gates into such platforms and Inclosures as will make It impossible for home-going crowds to board trains save la an orderly fashion. Passengers will drop their fares Into chopplng-boxes before boarding trains, In the same manner as at uptown elevated stations. it Is thought with the vastly improved transportation facilities to Brighton that this resort will grow tremendously In popularity. Preparations are being made for the entertainment of unusual crowds of sightseers during the coming season and plans for development of this resort into a place unequaled along the whole DOWN THE PIKE AT BRIGHTON BEACH. 4. v mm mmmmmmmmmm IMiSHiiWlii MM train was going full speed through the wild scenes of Yellowstone Park. These scenes cover about 4,000 square feet of canvas, and represent Fort Yellowstone, Liberty Cup, Norris Geyser Basin, Old Faithful Geyser in action, Tres Teton Plcos, Black Glass Mountain, Yellowstone Lake, the Yellowstone River and new concrete bridge, and many other celebrated scene of this famous natural park. BOSTOCK'S ANIMAL SHOW. To Bostock's there Is an excellent exhibition of trained wild animals and It Is claimVd that not only are all the acts new bift that every trainer is seen for the first tiniv In arranging his programme, Bostock, it. is said, has selected those acts most appealing' to the general public from the spectacular point of view as well as In striking , originality In execution and treatment. Many of the animals are regarded as more than ordinarily vicious and the activity of the animals and the method" pursued by the trainers In putting thonlnials through their performances reveal fearlessness on the part of the trainers I'd many perilous moments that give each act an individuality that makes the present programme sensational and sustaining by the danger which seems to threaten them. Blondin, an elephant, shows marked intelligence and cleverness. He walks a tightrope and is said to be the only elephant that has bad sufficient self-confidence and the ability to balance itself at a height above the stage. While It is well known that elephants fear fire more than any other animal, Blondin holds a match In his trunk, strikes It and with toe flame lights a candle, afterward throwing the match on the floor and tamping out the flame. Blondin can also play nurse and attend to feeding a baby with a milk bottle, and knows how to rock It to sleep. HIS other tricks are equally clever. The big lion act this year consists of eight African lions and lionesses and it is full of activity and ginger, due to the excellent handling of the animals by Rinaldo. - The tiger and lion act introduced by Falkendorph is pne in which the trainer III to keep his eye about him well, for woman wearing a mask, who dances among the lions to the music of the "Merry Widow." The boxing kangaroo, a pack of genuine Russian wolves, and a wrestling Russian bear are among the other-acts Bostock has at Coney Island; the cave dwellers, pigmies from far away, a queer looking little people who give an exhibition of reptilla, handling different kinds of snakes with a fearlessness that Is amazing. becomes the Manhattan of yesterday, In addition to retaining Its attractive character. The fireworks-entertainments, so long a distinctive feature of Manhattan, have been moved to Brighton and located ih the b!g arena. , The big Brooklyn Rapid Transit terminal near by represents a distinct f'.cp in advance. The facilities at Brighton for hnniUlno n n 0 on n nn.... I. .... ; 1 quate until the present year. Passengers uiq kucu vu u uiuvni Hums opera house orchestras and splendid din ing facilities. Attractive Features at Brighton For the present the Brighton of to-day offers plenty of charm and attraction with its fine bathing beach. Pain's fireworks In the arena nightly, the mammoth hotel, the racetrack, offering both harness and running races, automobile contests and a variety of lesser sports, and the music hall, which has already attained front rank among the well-known vaudeville theaters of America. Under the new man agement the Brighton Beach Music Hall last year proved itself a power in the vaudeville world. It became one of the giants of the business and the popularity that was given it was a b'g factor In signing dates with many noted headlln-ers. Some of the acts that were the "feature acts" of last winter in the city theaters were first tried out last summer In the big and cool Music Hall at Brighton. Manager David Robinson has some more for this summer up his sleeve and promises some genuine sensations for his patrons before the season shall have closed. The Music Hall Is typical of the democracy of Brighton Bpach, tho place where the man of moderate means ran link elbows with his richer neighbor and have every whit as good a time. It doesn't' take money every time you turn around at Brighton. There are benches to rest upon, with a cooling ocean view on the one hand and the banks of wistaria on the other, and a free concert. In furtherance of the Idea of a clean and well-managed beach, a policy was adopted two years ago of establishing clean and attractive restaurants at popular prices, at Brighton. It was recognized that there was a wide gulf between the pocketboolts of many Brighton visitors and the menu price list of the bic hotels along the beach. Moderate priced restaurants of excellence have therefore been made the rule. The man who established the rule is Joseph A. R. Studwell, who after experimenting found it could be done and has followed un his cue by a very prosperous business through which he derives a reasonable lii'olit, while his patrons derive the benefit of an excellent cuisine and sorv-lce. The Brighton Beach Hotel is one of tr- noteworthy summer hostelries of the North Atlantic shore. The Eace Track. The race track is one of the historic courses of the country and said to be the coolest truck In America and probably the fastest. The stool grandstand rises above the very edge of the sea and is i swept at all times by the salty breezes of i the ocean. Brighton track has been the scene of some of the mo3t stirring running contests In the history of the American turf. It has also been the theater of the New York meeting of thu Grand Circuit racee annually, do shovs, automobile contests, und on one ocasion, at leant, it was the arena for a spectacular "head-on" collision of two locomotives, running upon a railroad especially constructed for the event. A long catalogue of interesting events in addition to the running races being planned already for the coming scaBon at the race trai-k. These, with Tain's fireworks In the North Atlantic coast are being drawn. Among the things being planned for Brighton Beach in the future are a giant steel and concrete casino with a seating I arena, will be the chief attractions of capacity for many thousand people, with music by one of the great metronolitan I The newest and oiggest thing on Coney Island this year is George C. TUyou's New Steeplechase Park, with Its immense Pavilion oil Fun, whlo.'A covers more than twice the ground area of Madison Square Garden, and 13 the largest seaside amusement building In the world. This Temple of Mirth, constructed of steel, glass, brick and concrete, being not only fireproof, but rainproof, sun-proof and cold-proof, has been established within the last four months and equipped with a wonderful line of attractions in shows, thrillers and funmaking devices which, on last Sunday, drew the biggest crowd within the walls of the Pavilion that Coney Island has ever known in a similar area. The magnet which drew this Immense crowd had two points, as most real magnets do. First That New Steeplechase has the most unique gloom dispelling and side splitting features and recreative facilities that can be found in any amusement resort in the world; and. Second That Steeplechase visitors can get more for their money in this park than anywhere else on Coney Island. These facts can easily be verified by anyone who visits Steeplechase while "doing Coney" In good shape. The "Pavilion of Fun," with its two score attractions within glass walls, is but a part of Steeplechase as It Is to-day. Just across the Pavilion are the beautiful Sunken Gardens, the only Ferris Wheel on Coney Island, and the only Giant See-Saw, besides a number of other features, such as the magnificent Swimming Pool, Bathing Pavilion, with 3,000 bathrooms; Marine Railway, Miniature Railway, Child's City, Dew Drop, Aerial Slide, Barrel of Love, Over the Sea Trolley, Wreck of the Saranac, Fountains, Sea Wave Free Concert, Japanese Villa and Tea Garden, Picnic Pavilion, the great Steeplechase Pier and the finest beach on Coney Island. At the close of the present season Mr. Tilyou will begin the construction of the "Palace of Pleasure," covering the area between the New Bowery and Surf Avenue. This building will be the most beautiful and magnificent structure of its kind on the globe. Like the Pavilion of Fun, it will be built of fireproof materials and designed for an all-year-round hostelry and amusement forum. This picturesque edifice will be directly opposite the great terminal loop of the four-track Fourth Avenue Triborough Subway; which will be capable of discharging passengers at the rate of 60,000 an hour. The conception of the New Steeplechase plant buildings and equipment which is now but partially completed though far greater than the old Steeplechase is unparalleled in seaside amusement annals. In deed, it begins a new era for Coney Island; for In it is the decree that the life and health of the hundreds of thousands of visitors there must be protected against fire, against, rain, against the torrid heat and against cold. The gilded fire traps which con stitute practically all other of Coney Island s boasted resorts must go If the city will be relieved of the continued danger of a holocaust of human victims through them. The few minutes during which the old Steeplechase was reduced to ashes last summer taught Mr. Tilyou the lesson which has borne fruit ;n the safe and sane New Steeplechase. A Prolific Business Proposition. In his efforts, however, to protect life and health and to contribute to tho greatest extent, to the Conev Island species of happiness, Mr. Tilyou has sruck the most prolific business proposition during Mh very successful career as a purveyor of amusements. The New Steeplechase, as it will be completed next spring, will easily bo worth In actual moriov values upward of $2,500,000, with lis real properties still Increasing in value at the rate of 2,000 per cent, in a decade. When completed, too, New Steeplechase will have to spare rentable street frontages aggregating ' 2,600 feet, which, at a minimum rental, would yield from 5 to 6 per cent. on. the entire valuation. And the single item of Its bathing facilities will yield a good dividend on the entire valuation. These, of course, are in addition to tbe 3,000,-000 to 5,000,000 general and combination admissions told during the season and an annual revenue from the great Steeplechase Pier of upward of $10,000. Another secret of the tremendous earning capacity of New Steeplechase is the secret of Mr. Tilyou's great business success, which enable! him within eleven years to create out of a thousand dollar investment an accumulated wealth of several millions. How? Largely through his unique Ideas in original funmaking devices which, being reduced to the utmost mechanical simplicity, are operated at the least possible cost. Such of these devices are the Gravity Race Track. Funny Stairs, Human Roulette Wheel, the Grill, Hat Blower, etc. In a word, Steeplecha: j patrons unconsciously, perhaps supply much of their own fun; yet, in such a manner as to stimulate that natural, exuberance of mirth which makes their visit to this Park the "jolllest of larks." With all these representative busl- ness assets in view, and which he could readily have turned to his own personal advantage, Mr. Tilyou de-terimned, by a simple plan, to make an opportunity for any of his olS patrons who wished to participate with him in their profits. This determination followed a series of letters from mothers of families, teachers, officers of philanthropic institutions, ministers of the gospel, sympathizing with him on the loss sustained by the destruction by Are of the old Steeplechase, and urging him to rebuild the place, because its destruction meant not only a loss to him, but to hundreds of thousands of people in Greater New York who stood in need of the peculiar relaxation and pleusurablo diversion which Steeplechase bad always afforded. Mr. Tilyou, therefore, organized and caused the incorporation, under the laws of the State of New York, of the Steeplechase Park Company, with an authorized capital of $2,000,-000, divided into 400,000 shares of tho par valuo of five dollars each all common stock -with no mortgages, bonds or preferred securities against tho company, and providing that each and every stockholder should be on the same footing with him. Having thus capitalized at. $2,000,-000 his properties worth $2,500,000, plus his own genius which created them, Mr. Tilyou invited the public his old patrons to participate in the ownership and profits of these properties. In addition to this,' ho offered and is giving a season pass to the Park to each purchaser of stock. Furthermore, Mr. Tilyou has guaranteed this tsoek by offering to exchange It nt any time at its face valuo for Steeplechase amusement tickets and other ticketed privileges of the Park. l.'nder the conditions of such rn offering of stock, and in a panicky season, too, it. was little wonder that there was a general rush for Steeplechase stock. Nearly 100,000 Bhares, chiefly In one, five, ten and twenty share lols, have already gone, and there is no let up in the demands for It, for this stork is recognized as a gilt-edged security, which Is expected to Increase at least 100 per cent. In value within a year. Indeed, Mr. Tilyou has stated his opinion that his company will be able to pay at least 12 per cent., and possibly 20 per rent., on U:t whole capitalization. In this event, Steeplechase stock, within a year or so, will be worth from two to four times its present value. i Continued on Next Page. . I tSW-JWWwsrwSSSS! "- - --yjiru .-.ft.. w fin t - I $ml"lti lw lh:-a.;2-ilW -T?;-!sauiiSV.V- I: 7"W t I r - ft iP yc3-tS'NF milim h fear ! Js I lliSWSi ssuaK'M r?rmrrn Esann wnm rasa usa n nn .v a M BKBIL II TIM kSir M (H MM W W I lt fflnfriii i iinn-'!- in iL -r'- if,'' :""?TBt wr?-x& - . - . ' r v i DELAVAN HOTEL, ti;i,. ii; isi.-Mi, m:vi.v iii.vov tkii. J. KAVAKOS. l'rnn Surf Ave. Cor. West Hth St., Coney Ishnd. BOWERY WALK WEST BRIGHTON GALLAGHER'S FORMERLY SUTHERLAND'S t HOTEL CONEY ISLAND OPEN SUMMER l sin AilU WINTER v y Fighting the Flames. The Best Show on the Island. SURF AVENUE, OPP. CULVER DEPOT. Claude L. Hagen, Manager A High Class Hotel. Catering to Ercchlyn's Best fi P.imi ip; Surf Ave., Cor. West 8th St. $A RICHARD GARM5 - Proprietor Gallagher' Hotel. ah. tn'ut anr ono cctoya Thin l a ""ll known hou-l Ir-atc1 on i "li' t pa' ronatc. 1 ho. roumi arc all 'om-tli li'iw.-ry. i'i the '-n:i r f '! : h- I'm lurtahly furniHh"i and th" proprietor j and nillh kinn of thi- Ulanil. It Ik a ho'i"-1 notd for his avnlality .m l ih rare itU 1 that ii correttljr cooUuctel under very which be look ai;tr his sui-tii. r5 4

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