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3 BROOKLYN DAILY EAGLE Credit Conpoa CUT THIS OCT. JULY 9. LAST EDITION. Volume 71, No. 188 NEW YORK CITY. SATURDAY. JULY 9. 193,0. 20 PAGES. THREE CENTS. 150,000 FIRE IN EH; ' EIGHT AUTOS DESTROYED -Traffic in Street Delayed Firemen From Reaching Pacific Street Blaze. MANY NARROW ESCAPES, Employes and Others Work Hard to Save Expensive Cars, but Only One Is Rescued. PIre which caused a damage of $50,000 In the Pacific garage, 172 Pacific street, broke out shortly after 8 o'clock this morning, and before It had been extinguished eight expensive automobiles had been destroyed and the entire building gutted. The fire, -which broke out .n the rear of the garage, was first seen by Frank Scott of 65 Bergen street, an employe, who was pumping gasoline from the large storage tank In the sub-cellar into three five gallon cans on the main floor. With Scott In the garage at the time were two other employes and Frederick Marshall, a chauffeur employed by Dr. McCorkle of 149 Clinton street, all of whom were slightly burned while trying to save the autos. Scott, who reached the garage at 8 o'clock, started to fill the three gasoline cans and had filled two when, as he started on the third, there was an explosion. He was burned about the body and face, but managed to get to the front of the garage. The three others who had heard the explosion ran to his aid and an alarm of fire was turned In. Hook and Ladder No. 60, whose quarters are on State- street, near Boerum place, got a good start from their house, but when they got Into the street were held up for about two minutes by a number of trucks belonging to the Ronalds & Johnson Company, dealers In plumbers supplies at State street and Boerum place. Seven trucks belonging to the plumbing company, which has warehouses on both sides of State street, extending fron Boerum place almost to Smith street, were drawn up In the middle of the street and on the sidewalks on both sides of the street. Employes were loading and unloading Iron pipes from all the trucks and It took almost two minutes for the street to be cleared sufficiently for the hook and ladder to pass. Up to about six months ago a mounted officer of the Traffic Squad has been stationed on Stale street to keep the street clear, as many time It has been necessary for the hook and ladder to go a block out of its way, o-ln to the traffic in State street. By the time the firemen reached the scene the blaze was well under way. Only, one of the automobiles in the garage at the time the fire broke out was rescued. This was the one nearest the front door and Is owned by Pr. McCorkle of 149 Clinton street. The machine was taken out by the physician's chauffeur and William Brennan. who owns a livery stable opposite the burned garage. There were several hundred gallons of gasoline In the large sub-cellar tonk. when the fire broke out, but this was saved by the prompt action of the fire department. Explosions rent the ' air every few minutes and threatened the lttes of the flremcr. within the building, but luckily no one was Injured. . The garage, which was formerly occupied by the salvage corps, is owned by Edward Wlrth of 18 Franklin place. The lWes of the firemen were threatened for fljme time by a live wire which dangled from the electric light pole in front of the garage and spit sparks In all directions. The owner of the garage and the four employes have been summoned to fire headquarters this afternoon, at which time. Acting Flro Marshal Brophy will bold an Investigation. The fire was prevented from spreading to any of the ad-Joining houses nod the total loss Is estimated at $50,000 BLAZE GIVES SHARP BATTLE Firemen Have Tussle to Save Block From Destruction. Cause of Blaze That Creates Much Excitement in Apartment House Is Unknown. Two buildings afire In Eighteenth street and two others In Seventeenth street, adjoining the ones In Eighteenth street, alio ablaze, made It necessary for two alarms to be sounded early to-day to keep the flames from carrying away a whole block. It was not quite 3 o'clock when a citizen told Policeman Rick on post, that he thought there' was a fire in the two story frame structure at 639 Eighteenth street, occupied by John G. Volk as a carpenter. Rick turned In one alarm and by the time the firemen got there the flames had seized hold of the jwoodwork of three other buildings and more engines were sent for. The Are spread first to 637 Eighteenth street, where Volk the carpenter lives on the second floor and Charles Arschoft on the first floor.- Then the blaze spread to 634 Seventeenth etreet, a one-story frame buildings occupied by Mary Don-egan and later to 640 Seventeenth street, by way of the Eighteenth street houses. No. 640 is occupied by Patrick J. Duffy. All the tenants got out safely and no one was injured, but because of the early hour there was the usual excitement that attends a fire in the night time. The cause of the fire could not be ascertained by the police. The total damage done was about $4,300. WOMAN'S CLOTHES ABLAZE. Mrs. Mary Black Badly. Burned While Cleaning a Bed With Gasoline. While cleaning her bed with gasoline this morning Mrs, Mary Black, 52 years old, who lives with her husband over the stables of the Eagle Warehouse Company, at 7 Columbia heights, was burned about the body and taken to the Brooklyn Hospital, where It Is not expected she will live. Mrs. Black had been cleaning the bed for some minutes, when, it Is believed, she lighted a match to look under the bed, thus causing her clothes to catch flre.Runnlng from the apartments on the second floor, she went out through a rear window upon the extension over the stable and screamed to her husband, George. Seeing his wife ablaze, George ran into the stable and got a horse blanket, which he wrapped about her. He then extinguished the fire with several palls of water and a call was sent for an ambulance. Dr. Pabst responded, and, after dressing the burns, removed Mrs. Black to the hospital. VESTAL DRY-DOCKED. The United States ships Celtic and Vestal came to the Brooklyn Navy Yard today from Tompklnsvllle, S. I. The Vestal goes Into dry dook, NO BREAK IN HEAT WAVE. High Temperature Will Continue Over Sunday. Washington, July 9 For the next !:6 hours at least there will be no break in the heat wave over the Eastern section of the country. Hot nlgltts are predicted everywhere except in the lake region. A cooler area now In the movntaiu states Is moving east. Indications aru that the weather will continue generally fair to-day and to-morrow throughout the country. A VICTIM OF HEAT. Theodore Allen, aged 25, was overcome by the heat this morning, on a Fulton street train, at the Ralph avenue station. He was taken by Dr. Blaber to the St. Mary's Hospital, and afterward removed to his home at 2700 Pitkin avenue. REMARRIES WIFE OF YOUTH Major Combs and His Brid8 Off on Second Honeymoon. Met After Iong Separation at Grave of Their Daughter and Adjusted Their Matrimonial Differences. (Special to The Eagle.) Rlverhead, L. I., July 9 Persons here are greatly interested In a little romance in the life of Major W. M. Combs, as well known In Brooklyn and Manhattan as he Is in Suffolk County. The Major is taking his second honeymoon with the same woman; In other words, he has late ly married the woman to whom he was wedded twenty-eight years ago and from whom he has been separated for a long period. The facts of the case, so far as they are known here, are that shortly subse quent to the birth of his daughter he and his wife had an estrangement and sepa rated. The girl grew to be a charming young woman, but 111 health attacked her and she died two weeks ago. The mother and the father met at the funeral. They had not seen each other for years, but mutual sorrow softened the hearts that had been hardened, and a new and oetter understanding was reached. A few days late,' they were remarried and are now on a honeymoon. For the past two years Major Combs, who is a professional life insurance man, has been engaged In touring Long Island In the interests of the Mutual Ben efit Association of Suffolk County. He recently asked his employers for a short vacation. Why he wanted It is a secret no longer. DROPPED WITH AERO IN RIVER Pfitzner Fell a Distance of 75 Feet, but Is Unhurt. Says He Wishes He Had Broken His Neck With the Ma-- chine. Newburyport,' 'Mass., July 9-Dropplng 75 feet, A. L. Pfitzner of Hammondsport, N. Y.i landed with his Burgess biplane In the Plum Island River to-day. He managed to disentangle himself and get ashore, severly shaken up and bruised but cot seriously hurt. The machine was wrecked. Pfitzner, after making two preliminary flights over Plum Island this morning, at a height of about 75 feet, one for a mile and the other for three-quarters of a mile, started out on a trip to Ipswich. For three miles, between the areoplane shed and the river, he made one of the best flights yet seen In New England, traveling at a good speed and maintaining a height of between 75 and 100 feet. The biplane was directly over the river, about 75 feet In the air, when a cros3 current suddenly struck It. The ma chine tipped to one side and shot down into the water. Pfitzner apparently was beneath the engine, and it was thought he had been Instantly killed. His assistants rushed to the rescue, some of them pulling oft their clothes for a plunge Into the river. As they approached the bank, however, they saw the aviator emerge from the wreckage. The tide being out, the water was shal low, but Pfitzner had to wallow through deep mud to reach shore. When he was safe on dry land a physi cian hastily examined him and found that save for a few bruises and a slight cut on his head and a bad shaking up, Pfitz ner was unhurt. The airman's feelings, however, were deeply wounded. When the demolished biplane had been hauled out of the river bed, Pfitzner exclaimed: "I wish I had broken my neck with it, boys." He was not prepared to say whether he would make further flights here with another machine. AUTO SMASH KILLS TWO Two Others Injured When City Machine Overturns. Men Were Returning From Trip to Pny Employes on Croton Dam. Thomas Kennedy, a real estate operator of 521 West One Hundred and Eighty-second street, Manhattan, . and John W. McCormlck, a New York policeman, who lived at 134 Water street, Manhattan, are dead as the result of an accident which occurred while they were riding In a city automobile near the William Rockefeller estate, at North Tarrytown. John P. Scanlan, an employe of the city paymaster's office, and George Wiley, the chauffeur, were both slightly Injured when the machine in which tbey were riding, overturned late yesterday afternoon. The four were returning from a trip made to pay oil employes of the city who work on the Croton Dam. Being late, the machine was traveling at a lust pace down Arch Hill, when It struck a depression in the road which swerved it from it course and to a large rock at tlm ride ol the road. McCormick, Kennedy and Scanlan were thrown out. Wlloy held on b) his steering wheel. The Injured were taken to the Tarry-town Hospital, where Kennedy died soon after being received. McCormick died early Saturday morning. On the outward trip the machine carried several thousand dollars In mouey, with the policeman detailed as guard. Kennedy was taking the trip as a guest of Scanlan on the fatal trip. NEW STEAMER LACONIA. The Cunard line has received advices from the head office at Liverpool that the name selected for its new steamer now building Is Laconla. The steamer, for which the keel was laid recently. Is a sister ship of the 18,000-ton Franconla. She Is to be JKIO feet long. Take Hndaon River Exc. Sun., Str. Mon-tank. Lecturer announces points of Intertst. -Adv. MAYOR FINDS NO Li TO STOP FIGHT PICTURES Caynor, in Letter to Minister, Scores Arbitrary Action as "Autocratic." CONTRACT FOR FILMS READY. City's Chief Executive Will Be Invited to a Private Exhibition. If Mayor William J. Gaynor were free to consult his own Ideas and to act on them he would prevert the appearance In any theatrical house -In this city of the moving picture films of the Jeffries-Johnson fight, but he does not seem to believe that he has authority under the law to take such action. So much is clear to-day from a letter written by the tlayor to the Rev. O. It. Miller, superintendent of the Internation al Reform Bureau, whose headquarters are at Albany and who throughout the winter passes on the moral and social aspect of the state legislation for the churches In his organization. The Mayor says in his answer to Dr. Miller's reo.ucst that he prohibit the pic tures that If the thing lay In his power it would not take him long to decide how to act. He says he does not see how it can do any one any good to look at the pictures. But he then goes on to criticise the arbitrary actions of some executives and to state that laws aud not men rule the big city in which wo live. Letters From Mayor to Minister. The letters that passed between thu city's executive head and the minister follow: Hon. William J. Gaynor, Mayor. My Dear Sir: In behalf of the Reform Bureau of this state and as a citizen of this city, I desire to protest aaginst the exhibition in the moving picture shows of this city of tho reproduction of the Johnson-Jeffries prizefight. We believe the exhibition of such pictures in the moving picture shows will be demoralizing and brutalizing to all who look upon them, and that they will have a distinct tendency to reduce the moral tone of our city. Will you kindly read the inclosed leaflet, which I have hastily prepared, giving some of the reasons why we think those pictures should not bo allowed to be exhibited in any moving picture shows in our country. I am glad to see that the mayors of many cities all over the country -have already ordered that those pictures shall not be exhftlted. Hoping that you may do likewise, I am, Very truly yours, . , - - O. R. MILLER. The Mayor sent the following reply to Mr. Miller: Dear Sir: I thank you for your favor of Julv 6. If it lay in my power to say whether the pictures should be exhibited It would not take me long to aecioe n I do not see how it can d any one any good to look at them. But will you be so good as to remember that ours Is a government of laws and not of men? win you please get that well Into your head 7 I am not able to do as I like as. Mayor. I must take the law Just as it Is, and you may be absolutely certain that I shall not take the law Into my own hands. You say you are glad to see that the mayors of many cities have "ordered" that these pictures shall not be exhibited. Indeed? Who set them up as autocrats? If there be some valid law giving any mayor such power then he can exercise it: otherwise not. The growing exercise of arbitrary power In this country by those put In office would be far more dangerous and Is far more to be dreaded than certain other vices that we all wish to minimize or be rid of. People little know what they are doing when they try to encourage officials to resort to arbitrary power. Very truly yours. W. J. GAYNOR, Mayor. The Rev. O. R. Miller lives at 1811 Brooklyn avenue, this borough, and represents many Brooklyn churches through his organization. To Invite Gaynor to View Pictures. The Mayor will be invited either this afternoon or Monday to view an exhibition of the fight pictures to be given Wednesday at the studios of the Vita-graph Company of America, In Flatbush, at which time, if the Mayor attends, the promoters aud the city executive may come to some agreement relative to the production of the fight films In this city. Sidney Hester, who, with R. S. Edmonson, Is representing the Western Interests in the J. & J. Co., the syndicate formed to exploit the fight pictures, said this morning that the Mayor would receive the invitation and would be requested urgently to view the films. Whether he will do so Is highly problematical. Meanwhile the moving picture Interests are going ahead and making final arrangements for the production of the films. Mr. Hester Bald this morning that a contract had practically been formulated by which the Percy Williams houses will open with the pictures In New York City on July 18. The production of the pictures will be exclusive '.o the circuit. In this city the management of the production of the pictures will be retained by the J. & J. Co. The rights for the rest of the state will be disposed of, however, as will the rights to all other states. Mr. Hester glanced over the papers this morning and commenting on the advertisement that Morris was to present the pictures at the American Music Hall said tersely: "I'd like to know where he's going to get the films; not from us, so far as I know, and we've got the only ones in existence." Twelve cameras were used at the ringside In taking the moving pictures. One Set of Films Developed. There were three sets of films secured of which one vas yesterday developed in Brooklyn, and last night was run off before the vltagraph company officials and a few newspapermen. Nino cameras in batteries took the running ngnt, one camera took the Intermissions, one camera, a long-range high-power machine, was reserved for the knockout round, and one was for emergencies. The two other sets of films were developed In Chicago yesterday, and leave to-nignt lor iew York The three sets will (ie compared end the final film mmie up at the General Film Company, 10 Fifth avenue, Manhattan, on Monday or Tuesday. This afternoon William T. Rock, J. Stuart Blackton, Sidney Hester and R. S. Edmonson, as well as two Bportlng men who ore members of the J. & J. syndicate. will talk over some or tne details of the letting of contracts. Tho meeting will be at the Fifth avenue address. It was explained nt tne National Board of Censorship, 318 Enst Fifteenth street, this morning, that the body might not pass at all on the fight pictures, although they censor nearly all the films produced In this country. Walter Storey, the gen eral secretary, sam tne Board acted through agreements with the various moving picture companies. co-operaMi.g In the effort to raise the standards of the productions. ( "These flgnt pictures, ne tnen went on, "are taken by an outside syndicate formed for the purpose, the J. & J. Cn.. with whom we have no agreement. I do not believe this syndicate will ask us to examine the pictures. The expense of getting the pictures has been very heavy and the company probably would not con. LOCAL WEATHER PROBABILITIES. Partly cloudy' and continued vrnrm to-night and Sundayi light southerly wlndH. elder the Judgment of anyone who might be antagonistic to them." The secretary would not comment on the pictures, not having seen them. Tho committee on censoring includes Matthew P. Adams, Henry V. Andrews, John Col-Ilex. J. B. Cowen, F. S. Crofts. Mrs. Rulh Dolese, Joseph F. Drlscoll. Burt B. Farns-worth, George A. Hall, Otto Kaufmann. Mrs. Augusta Prescott, Mrs. Josephine Redding, Dr. Arthur Shoemaker and Mrs. F. L. Stratton. The Rev. Lyman Abbott is a member of the advisory committee of the board. He Is not In town to-day. SHOW JEFFRIES TRIED HARD Pictures of Fight Depict Bitter Battle at Reno. First Exhibition of Great Pugilistic Contest Indicates Clearly That White Man Did His Best. In a sweltering, gray concrete room, in the cellar of the studio of the Vita-graph Company of America in East Fifteenth street, Flatbush, last night, twenty-two men sat on hard, flat benches leaning forward eagerly in a room now shining with electricity and again pitched Into darkness watching a ten fDot canvas. On the canvas a big white man with a huge broad chest and inert, lethargic legs that almost dragged as he walked was shown trying as though Ms heart would break to fight off the lightning attacks of a big, agile negro, v. ho led him Into a thousand traps au.l then pounded him until his heart broke. Jim Jeffries put up a game fight. Never man put up a gamer. He did not give up; he did not show the whito feather; he did not display any yellow streaks anywhere; he fought and fought and fought. He was licked, though, before he entered the ring, and the moving pic tures showed for the first time anywhere In tho world In the little underground room hi3t night that to be the case. Tho big burly form was there, but listless, lifeless, without the fire and snirit and dash that animated :it in for mer years. Returning to his corner after the second round, the big white nrsn dragged his feet perceptibly. The doctors were correct In stating that he fought the gamest ring battle of '.he ctn tury when under the terrifying and stup-tying influence of an attack of complete nervous prostration. White Man Fights Hard. Throughout the fight the big fellow never once gave in. He was tne aggressor from the moment that the bell sounaea for the first round until the fourteentn round, when so weak that he could barely stand he let his hands fall while John son vlullnnt. cool, triumphant and cat like, cut him to ribbons with a skill and finish of execution that reminded last nleht's observers of the twisting, punish lng Jab of Kid McCoy. And even in the fourteenth round Jeff : flared up and smashed blind and bloody into the big man who was cutting htm down to defeat. Slttin In the room last night and look tag at the pictures a Western sporting man said that days before tne ngni uor bett and the other trainers discovered Jeff was In very bad mental condition He had not lost his nerve; he had lost the control of his physical nervous sys tem. His big burly arms wouldn t act rlcht: hie huge legs, solid as granite pit lars, were almost useless. The Western man -said Corbett pleaded with Jeff to tell the world he couldn't come back, and let the fight go, and Jeff said: "No, I've gone this far and I'll see the thing through." ! It was a dogged and determined cham pion, a beaten man, who with every broken fiber of bis great frame fought back defeat that faced the gorilla-like Johnson In the ring In Reno and went down to a defeat he anticipated. Trainers Are Given Blame. All of this Is eloquently told in the moving pictures of the great fight. Not a man who saw tnem last nignt naa a word to say afterward about Jeffries' fighting ability. One man said: "I've felt all along that these four flushers who ran Jeffries down didn't know what they were talking about. Thank God. I ve seen the fight now and I know what a lot of liars they are." He echoed the sentiments of Beveral of the little group of privileged people that saw the first trial of the films. William E. Rock, president of the Vita- graph Company, of America, and J. Stuart Blackton, the vice president, gave the exhibition of pictures. They ran off. not the completed positives, but negatives; as they said, merely to show themselves that they had gotten something for their long trip out to Reno. The fifteen rounds of the fight, though without Intermissions, were run off. To-day the moving pic ture company will prove up the fight films and the pictures showing the big men in training, the preliminaries, the crowds and the arena photographs. At 2 o'clock this afternoon there will be a dress rehearsal production of the pictures showing everything. But last night's was the very first appearance of the pictures of the fight proper. The pictures are very fine In quality and show the details of the fight with vividness. Thev show the great gorilla- like negro, with his cat-like pounce, striking In and retreatlnn with dazzling speed; the flickering, wicked uppercuts he smashed in whipping first his right and then his left fist to the Jaw of the white fighter: they show Jeffries making una vailing but game efforts to reach the chin of the elusive champion; tney snow tne great frame of the bollermaker wracked by grinding blows and his head shot back by the smashing force of the negro's at tacks. Time and again mere is a nicker on the film b the negro's hand moves with sudden speed and then, with a Jerk that threatens to break the white man's backbone, his head would Jolt back and upright. The pictures were put on very late last night and were run through in about an hour. The completed film will take two hours and o quarter. SUMMER FIGHT SEASON. Special Sessions Crowded With Bel ligerents Made Peevish by the Hot Weather. Heated arguments, fights and assaults, raid to have lieen Inspired by the heat of the past few days, brought many offenders to the Court of Special Sessions yesterday afternoon and a number of them were fined or sent away. Charged with assaulting Charles Lelt by hitting htm over the head with a whip. Frank Schmidt was lined $20. Joseph Pohunlsky. of 127 Twenty-sixth street, was given ten days on a charge of assault in the third degree. Michael Bracks, of 331 Hudson avenue, was lined $50 for striking Charles Smith over the head with a black jack. CHILDREN'S BANKS STOLEN. Mrs. E. M. Ivy. who lives at 481 Twelfth street, this borough, went down to Coney Island on Thursday evening with her two children and some friends. The party returned home at 3:30 on Friday morning and found that someone had entered the house In their absence and had stolen two small steel banks, each containing $60. Mrs. Ivy reported the matter to the police, ho are working on the case.j CHANCE VISIT OF WIFE LEADS TO She Saw Picture of Husband, Who, She Alleges, Married Brooklyn Girl. COUPLE ELOPED TO JERSEY. Mrs. Swift Learned Address of Parents of Miss Derwent, and Visit to Marrying Justice Follows. (Special to The Eagle.) Hoboken, N. J., July 9 Mrs. Paul B. Swift of 211 West Eighty-third street, New York City, and Mr. and Mrs. Derwent, who said they lived In Pierrepont street, Brooklyn, called at the office of Justice of the Peace Medina last evening and asked to see his records. When they departed they vowed they would have detectives seek Paul B. Swift or Alfred Brown and prefer charges of bigamy against him. According to the story they told to Medina a couple he married on May 16 of this year, giving their names as Miss Alice Derwent of Pierrepont street, Brooklyn, and Alfred Brown of Chicago, were no other than Mrs. Swift's husband and the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dar- went. Mrs. Swift was a Miss Northrup of Morristown, N. J. In 1907 she eloped with Swift just after graduating from Vassar College. Swift was a cigar salesman and tho son of Mr. and Mrs. George Swift of New Britain, Conn. Soon after their marriage they went to live in Newark, N. J., and later moved to New York. Six months ago, she said, her husband began to stay out evenings, but as he told her it was on business she believed him. Recently she went to call on Mrs. George Sanford of 811 East Ninety-first street, New York, where she saw the picture of a couple that attracted her attention. Mrs. Sanford told her the young woman was Miss Alice Derwent of Brooklyn and her intended husband, Alfred Brown. Mrs. Swift says she recognized the man as her husband, and, getting the address of the Derwent family, called upon It and told it of the incident. The Derwents said their daughter waB married to Brown on May 16, 1910, by Justice of the Peace Medina of North Bergen townsnip, J., and that Brown was away on a business trip. The Derwents and Mrs. Swift brought photographs with them when they called upon Medina and he identified the couple as the parties he had married on the date In question. He said they came to the house late at night and routed him out of bed to marry them. The Derwents and Mrs. Swift will not wait for the man to return from his bus iness trip, asking the police to engage detectives to catch him and bring him back. Mrs. Swift has two children. FRANK GOULD ALSO WEDS Former Wife's Engagement to Thomas Followed by An-nouncement. Married Edith Kelly in Paris Five Weeks Ago, and Wedding Kept Quiet. Following the new9 that Mrs. Frank J. Gould Is to marry Ralpr Hill Thomas, assistant treosurer of the American Ko-flnery Company, comes the announcement to-day that Frank Gould himself Is married and Is living in Pans with a bride of five weeks. Friends of Mr. Gould's -who returned to this counUy yesterday, Drought the news. It it- reported that the divorcee has married Miss Edith Kelly, tho ac tress, who first appeared In this c'ty in 'The Girls of Gottenberg," and after ward In "Havana." Her singing rnd dancing made a hit along Broadway. It is understood that Mr. Gould and Miss Kelly were married five weeks ago and after a short trip to London will make their home at 52 Rue Pierre Char-ron. The news of the marriage, so the story goes, became puonc at a ainner recently given In the Cafe de Paris by Gould. Only personal friends were Invited to the function. At It Gould Is said to have told the story of his wedding and to have received felicitations. Rumors have reached this country for several weeks that Gould and Miss Kelly, who were fast frriends in New York previous to going abroad, had been married. Stories drifted across the big sea of the attention they were attracting because of their exclusive and elaborate entertainments. Mrs. Helen Kelly Gould, Frank Gould's first wife, went to the license bureau yes terday at the City Hall and procured a marriage license. She and Mr. Thomas are to be married In this city on Monday. They sail on the Kaiser Wilhelra der Grosse from New York to Hamburg on Tuesday and will automobile abroad. MARRIN'S ASSOCIATE FINED. Sophie Beck, Once Connected With Brooklyn Swindler, Guilty of Charge of Using Mails to Defraud. Philadelphia, July 9 Brought to the bar of the United States Court In this city, to-day, after she had eluded capture for nearly five years; Sophie Beck, once associated with Frank Marrin of Brooklyn and one of the principals in the famous Storey cotton swindle, which found victims In all parts of the United States, pleaded guilty to the charge of using the malls to defraud. She was sentenced to pay a fine of $300 and also to pay $200 of the cost, of prosecution. After the Storey swindle had been exposed ftvo years ago, Sophie Beck went to Europe. She returned to the United States last year and was arrested In Atlantic City in September. All the principals of the Storey company with the exception of Stanley Francis, fied the country. Francis recently completed serving a three and one-half years sentence In the penitentiary. Marrin, president of the concern. Is serving a fifteen-year sentence In Sing Sing on a charge Drougnt against mm in BrooK-. ; lyn, and Ewart Storey, another one of the i promoters of the concern, died in an in sane asylum in France. H. T. HOLDEN A BANKRUPT. Harry T. Holden of 645 Decatur street filed a voluntary petition in bankruptcy this morning In the United States District Court and was declared a bankrupt by Judge Chatfield. His petition has been referred to Referee Selah B. Strong for final disposition. Liabilities, $1,508; assets, ?7o7. Of the assets $650 worth consists of baking and bread pans and cooking utensils. KEEMIT SAILS FOR PAEIS. Young Mr. Roosevelt Declines to Discuss His Plans. Oyster Bay, L. I., July 9 Kermit Roosevelt left this morning for New York, whence he is to sail to-day for Europe. He had nothing to say as to his plans..- Several visitors were expected this afternoon at Sagamore Hill. ICE CREAM CONES SEIZED. On an order issued In the United States District Court in Manhattan to-day. Marshal Henkel and a number of his deputies went to the dork of the Southern Pacific Steamship Company, pier No. 48, North River, and seized and attached eighteen crates containing 672 boxes of ice cream cones, complained of under the Pure Food law as being unfit for human consumption. ONE DEAD; MANY PROSTRATED Continued Hot Weather Numbers Many Victims. Policeman Among Those Who Are Overcome in This Borough. Ill Youth Dies. Walter S. Slade, aged 17 years, of 173 Sands street, was found dead in bed this morning. The discovery was made by his mother. It is believed that the heat caused his death, although he had not been well. The heat prostrations in Brooklyn since late yesterday afternoon were as follows: John Baree, aged 49 years, of 202 Navy street, overcome at Bay Nineteenth street and Bath avenue. Not removed by the ambulance surgeon. Patrolman Louis Snyder, of the Miller avenue station, overcome at Pitkin ave nue and Ashford street. Taken to the Bradford street hospital by Surgeon Yara. Ellas Griffiths, 65 years old. of 95 Broadway, overcome at 326 Flushing avenue. Taken to the Kings county hospital. Guiseppe Basto, aged 27, of 74 Sklllman street, overcome at Ashford street and Arlington avenue. Taken to the Bradford street hospital. Thomas Allen, aged 25 years, of 2700 Pitkin avenue, overcome on a Kings county elevated train at Ralph avenue and Fulton street. Revived by an ambulance surgeon. Sarah Moore, aged 40 years, of 166 West One Hundred and Twenty-ninth street. Manhattan, overcome at Elm place and Fulton street. Revived by Ambulance Surgeon Budington. Lillian Miller, aged 19, of 948 Jamaica avenue, overcome at Van Sicklen avenue and Fulton street. Taken to the Bradford street hospital. John Miller, 85 years old, of Bay Sixteenth street and Eighty-second avenue; overcome at his residence. Attended and removed to Coney Island Hospital bv Surgeon Lewis, PLANS FOR NEW BATHHOUSE Work on Coney Island Structure May Begin in August. Building Will Be 60x400 Feet, of Re inforced Concrete, and Will Accommodate 6,856 Persons. A full set of plans for the new municipal bath house at Coney Island was filed In the Bureau of Buildings to-day by the architect, Frank H. Qulnby, of 99 Nassau street, Manhattan. The plans provide for a three story building, 60 feet wide on Its Surf avenue frontage and extending south toward the ocean 400 feet. Locker acommodatlons will be provided for 5,563 men and dressing rooms for 1.293 women at one time. The entire building will be constructed of reinforced concrete and will be fireproof. The estimated cost of the building is $175,000. As soon as the plana re approved by Superintendent Thatcher of the Bureau of Buildings. Howard Woody, superintendent of Public Buildings and Offices, will advertise for bids for construction. It is said by the borough officials that work on the new structure may be commenced by August. JUMP IN WHEAT PRICES. Poor Crop Conditions Causes Rush for Buying Orders in Chicago. Chicago, July 9 Traders In wheat, excited by yesterday's sensational crop figures, which showed conditions In the spring- wheat country to be the worst In ten years, bid prices for all options up to 3a3' cents at the opening to-day. The government report, which put the condition of spring wheat at 61.6 and that of winter at 91.5, was made public as usual after trading hours yesterday. It was immediately apparent that there would be a rush of buying orders when business was resumed In the pit. The advance was what a number of scattered longs, who had loaded up on private reports of crop damage, due to the prolonged drought, had been waiting for. They sold promptly on the bulge and forced prices back a cent during the first half hour. At the top July sold at Jl.OB'i. September at $1.05, December at $1.06 and May (1911) at $1.09. CAVALRY GUARDS JAIL. Soldiers Made an Attempt to Lynch a Negro Who Had Stabbed an Artilleryman. Washington, July 9 At the order of Colonel Garrard, commandant at Fort Myer. cavalrymen last night guarded the Alexandria County jail on Fort Myer Heights, where early yesterday soldiers made an attempt to lynch Robert Jack-sou, a negro convict who had stabbed Private Scott of Battery D, Third Field Artillery, in an argument resulting from tho Jeffries-Johnson prize fight. As an additional precaution against any possibilities of trouble, Captain Horn, commander of Battery D, has taken personal possession of the keys to the gun-racks and ammunition chests of his battery. OPERATION ON MRS. NORTON. Wife of President Taft's Secretary Suffered From Appendicitis. Beverly, Mass., July 9 Mrs. Charles D. Norton, wife of tho secretary to the President, was operated on to-day for appendicitis at the Beverly Hospital. The operation is said to have been in every way successful, and a speedy recovery is expected. Trior to leaving the Treasury Department. Mr. Norton had taken a cottage at St. James, L. I., and had Installed his family there for the summer, when he took up his duties as secretary to the President. Mrs. Norton was plannlug to return to St. James when she became ill. Xew York most perfect outings are the Hudson River DAY LINE trips. Fins icenerji STRIKE REACHES CRISIS; ITS Company Closes Doors for Indefinite Period, Alleging Fear of Former Employes. STRIKERS ARE JUBILANT. Police Prepare for Trouble in Neigh borhood of Refinery Corporation Cares for Loyal Men. The strike situation at the plant of the . American Sugar Refining Company was brought to a crisis this morning when the officials of the firm announced that the plant on Kent avenue, between South , First and Fifth streets, would cease to ; operate for an indefinite period. When the immense concern closed down ; this morning the streets in tho vicinity presented the appearance of a deserted village. Where hundreds of trucks had j been coming and going there was hardly j one to be seen, and the only human I beings in sight were policemen stationed I at intervals along tho street. A short time ago about thirty laborers ; went on strike, and because of their bad ! reputations and wild appearance the other workmen In the plant nave since been in constant fear of being attacked j while at their work. It was because 3f this fear, so the officials of the company ; said this morning, that four hundred mnu : of the mechanical and repair force had ; been laid off. It was feared that were ' these men to stay at their work the I strikers would become violent. The striking force Is made up of Poles:, Hungarians and Lithuanians, none of whom are able to speak English and who w)uld Just as leave start a fight as end one. Superintendent John Pool of th; plait sent out a call for thirty tru.-ks 'hi3 morning, whcrea3 the usual nuruber required to carry on the business is- a hundred. The drivers of the trucks sent word to Mr. Pool that although they were perfectly satisfied with their !',t, aud had no complaint to make, still their dread of the strikers was so tlmfi they did not think It safe to vanture on the streets with their was ins. M. Pool became so disgusted at this and the other failures of employes to respond to orders because of their fear of the strikers that it was decided, after a conference, to close the plant for an indefinite period and let the employes shift for themselves. At the headquarters of the strikers on Grand stret it was thought that tho closing of the plant indicated a surrender of . the company, and that all wouiu return ' to work In a short time. The men wero , jubilant at what they considered their victory. The company has decided to transfer Its loyal employes to other plants in different sections of the country, from which they were brought after the recent trouble concerning the sugar frauds. It is feared that when it becomes j known to the strikers that then- only means of livelihood has been taken away jj there will be trouble. Captain Dooley of 1 the Bedford avenue etatlon was on hau'l 1 this morning and had patrolmen stationed j along liiiu avenue, from South Fifth. street to Grand street. The captain is l confident of his men's ability to iiandlsr I any disturbance. ARMS CRUSHED; DYING Morris Funnich Fatally Injured in Rubber Crusher. Workman Partially Drawn Into Ma-1 chine Factory Shut Down for Rest of the Day. Morris Funnich, 40 years of age, of( Montrose and Graham avenues, is dying at St. Catherine's Hospital as the result of injuries received this noon in the factory of the Waterbury Wire workB, Waterbury and Ten Eyck streets. Both his arms were crushed to the elbow while operating a rubber crusher In the factory. The accident created a panic in the factory and work was discontinued for the day. Funnich was feeding rubber into th crusher, which has heavy rollers and grinders when his hands stuck to the material and they were drawn between the rolls. His cries attracted his fellow workmen, but for a time they were so excited that they could not stop the machine and he was gradually drawn into the iron work until both arms to within a few inches of the shoulders were pulp and he was unconscious. Extricating Funnich as best they could the workmen hastily summoned Dr. Campbell of St. Catherine's Hospital, who Immediately gave stimulants and ap piled bandages to stop the flow of blood, as the man was rapidly bleeding to death. t From the factory the injured man wps rushed to the hospital after the first aid . was given. He will be operated on this : afternoon in the faint hope that his life .' may be saved, though the doctors Bay there is little possibility of him living : through the dav. , The sight of Ihe accident completely ; unnerved the other workmen and they were unable to attend to their duties" and the company immediately ordered s , shutdown for the rest of the day. BOY DIES OF HYDROPHOBIA. ' Little Thomas Dennis Was Bittefc While Trying to Separate Two 1 Fighting Dog3. Thoni.i3 Dennis, 5 years old. of 404 West Fifteenth street, Manhattan, who was taken to Bellevue Hospital, laBt night, suffering from hydrophobia, died at that institution this morning, la great agony. The boy's father keeps a livery stable nt 512 West Fifteenth street. Manhattan. On Sunday the child was taken ill and a physician was called. He treated the boy, but there were no signs of improvement and the physican was at a loss to determine the cause of the child's ill ness. Later it became evident that the child had all the symptoms of rabies and the parents recalled that he bad been bitten early in May by a dog which had gotten Into a fight with one of the watch dogs about the stable. The boy had tried to separate the dogs, when he was bitten. CLOTHESLINES SAVE WOMAN. Falls From Window, and Prevent Fatal Results. Rope S While trying to get a breath of fresh air last evening. Miss . Fannie Fishstcln, IS years old, fell out of the window of her home on the third floor of the tenement house at 1846 Pitkin avenue. Luckily several clotheslines broko her fall. The young woman escaped with only a fracture of the left arm. When Dr. Lober had put the injured member In splints at St. Mary's HosVUal. Miss Ftsh- stcin was able to go back home.

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