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12 THE BROOKLYN DAILY EAGLE. NEW YORK. WEDNESDAY. OCTOBER 25. 1905. I1GEH MEYERS' VOTE ' "AGAINST M. 0. PRINCIPLE" Brooklynite's Stand on Williamsburg Bridge Lighting Plant Incurs Tammany Ridicule. WANTED MORE INFORMATION. Tolitics, in the Guise of Municipal Ownership, Stirs Up Acrimony at Board Meeting. Politics In the guise of municipal ownership was injected into the meeting of the Board of Aldermen yesterday afternoon, resulting in a war of words between several of the members, some on the Democratic and others on the Republican side. Alderman "Little Tim" Sullivan charged Alderman Meyers, Republican, with opposing anything Tammony Hall might propose tor the public good, in the hope of establishing for himself a reputation as fighting Tammany. The trouble arose over a resolution called up by Alderman Towmen, which authorized Commissioner of Bridges Best to contract tor wiring and lighting the Williamsburg Eridge without public letting. He proposed that the contract be awarded to the Edison Company, which already has a lot of wiring done on the bridge, and which company, according to the commissioner, would save .' the city about $1,200. The wiring was to be done in connection with the lighting plant, which was proposed by Street Commissioner Woodbury, and which will be the second step la municipal ownership since the term of oilice of Mayor McClellan. As soon as the resolution was called up, " Alderman Meyers, Republican, interposed an objection. "This letting ot public contracts without Advertising and competitive bids is a dangerous business," he said. "Beside, the heads ' Of departments are becoming entirely too reckless In spending the city's money without having permission granted to them through the regular channels. 1 move that this resolution be laid over and that it be required to go to the Board of Estimate to secure sanction, or else that the better , course of competitive bids be adopted." Alderman Meyers had hardly settled him-elf in his chair before Alderman McCall, chairman of the finance committee, and Tammany leader in the board, was on his leet. "I am surprised at the statement made ty the gentleman to my left," (Alderman Meyers), he said. "This proposition would .. save the city something In the neighborhood of J1.600 a year. In his own narrow way, he thinks it would be a good thing to op- ''- pose this measure just at election time. He has often manifested himself to be a 'narrow-minded' citizen. He has interposed objections to more things for the good of the City of New York than any other Alderman in this chamber. I don't see anything unusual in granting the request of the bridge commissioner, who is known to be an honorable man and an honest public official, whose record is unassailable." "I may be narrow, but I must be shown what Is going to be done with the money before I vote," retorted Mr. Meyers. wnt to Indorse every word Alderman McCall has said about Alderman Meyers " - Thus spoke "Little Tim" Sullivan. "He has long been a discordant, note in the deliberations of the Board of Aldermen. He is of that class of citizens who are anxious and filling to oppose anything that is proposed by Tammany Hall for the good of the people What he wants Is to establish a reputation tor fighting Tammany. If that Is true, he can get the reputation, and real easily. We ...Will give him ail the fighting he wants." . President Fornes was busy with the gavel, ' Jn the meantime, trying to bring the Alder-teen to order. Seven, 1 of them were on their feet trying to secure recognition. "I want to make a statement about this matter," shouted the president, "and I will . not recognize any man on the floor until the statement Is made." He rapped his gavel continually until partial quiet prevailed. ..; Then ho said: " "Peak as a member of the Board of , Estimate. This EdlBon plant la already . there. We are told it would cost in the . neighborhood of $10,000 to tear out that plant and have some other company do the work. ii is, me work will cost only about 3,600." Alderman Downey, of Brooklyn, secured recognition and interposed bis objections. While he was speaking. Alderman Dowllng requested him to answer a question. . "I don't care to answer any of his questions," shouted the Brooklyn Alderman in reply. "He doesn't understand the courtesy that is due from one brother Alderman to . another. I decline to submit to Lis ruffianly tactics," and Mr. Downey thumped his desk with great vigor. More than halt a dozen Aldermen were on their feet trying to secure recognition. Pres- ldent Fornes had his gavel going like a rlp-haminer, but seemingly without avail. Finally he shouted: "Any Alderman who falls to show the proper respect for the authority of the chair 1U certainly not be recognized. I demand . that the gentlemen take their seats." Then Alderman Kenney was recognized. He wanted the resolution adopted, as It would save the taxpayers money, he said. Aldernum Meyers Insisted on a motion to lay over for further investigation. It was lost. , lAlderman Goodman, leader ot the Republican forces, gained recognition. r "Mr. President," he said, "this atack on ialderman Meyers is unjust and ungentle-manly. The attack is ungentlemanly. I am In favor of that plant, but I am sorely tempted to vote against the resolution on account of the attack which has been made On Aldermau Meyers." He then asked if the resolution was adopted at the meeting to-day how long it would be before the lighting plant could be operated. President Fornes replied that it would probably be two or three weeks The resolution was finally put. When it' came Alderman Dowling's turn to vote he rose to explain. - "Mr. President," he began, "Alderman Downey, who has been endorsed by the Municipal Ownership people, and who Is a candidate on their ticket, Is opposing the very thing for which they stand. I submit that Ills position is inconsistent, and that all opposition to this measure should be withdrawn, especially by him." Alderman Downey nttemnled tn nocnra recognition, that he might reply. He was declared to be out of order. He persisted, and In doing so said that tho president's un-f Unless In refusing to recognize him was tnc-easlng. "I demand that you retract that, statement!" and President Fornes flared up. "All rUht, sir; 1 retract It. but it s a fact J-st the same," and he attempted to launch into his denunciation of Alderman Dowlirg. lie wns declared out of order, and was refused permission to continue until he had fully withdrawn his statement concerning the chair's unfairness to him. He voted for the resolution. Alderman Meyers voted "no" on account of Insufficient Information. Alderman Rohln-tnu, Republican, voted "no." The Usui vote resulted In sixty-four in the affirmiitlve and two In the negative. The resolution was adopted, receiving four more votes than Is reoulr.vl by law, for adoption. The board approved an appropriation of $7,0.(100 asked for by the corporation counsel to defend the action brought by the lighting companies nuinsl the city, The hourd of Fstlmate bus not yet acted upon the application. Aldermen Jumes and Koblnyon v ere cxeu?ed nl their own request from voting. The resolution received sixty-one affirmative vows. Mr. liehiny asked the money to defray ex-ti"iies of hiring experts to controvert the t sMmony of 'he lighting roinpanv' experts. Udet- nun Weniz introduced the following r-ienlutlon at the meeting. It was unnni-1 -msly runeviwid In and. It Is believed, will HI In tm- desired relief fur the Octun Borough of Brooklyn, on Wednesday evening, October IS, 1S05. as contained in a resolution there and then adopted, a copy of which hereinafter follows, and that the Board of Education be and hereby is requested and urged to act in compliance with the provisions thereof." The resolution adopted at the mass meeting referred to the crowded condition of the schools, and asserted that something should be done to relieve the situation. The Board of Education was urged to find temporary quarters for all who do not find a place in tho school building to give the pupils a "full day schooling." HOLY NAME SOCIETY ETJCHRE. t'nder the auspices of the Holy Name Soci. ety of the Church of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception. Leonard and Maujer streets, of which the Rev. Father Crowley Is pastor, a euchre party and reception will be given this evening at Masonic Hall. Grand and Havemcyer streets. Preparations for the affair have been going on for some time past, and a special programme has been arranged. Dancing will follow the euchre. TO CELEBRATE GERMAN DAY. Two Hundred Branches of United Societies of New York Will Present All-Day Programme. German Day will be celebrated by the two hundred branches constituting the United German Societies of New York, at Terrace Garden, Manhattan, next Sunday. Final arrangements were completed at a meeting held last night, when the programme was arranged for the afternoon and evening events. The festival will be opened by Dr. Albert J. W. Kern, of Brooklyn, president ot the association, at 3 P.M. Gymnastic exhibitions by the girls', boys' and women's sections of the Bloomlngdale Turn Vereln, under direction ot Fritz Krimmel, Instructor; exhibitions by the sections of the Central Turn Vereln, under direction of Carl Berndt, and of the New York Turn Vereln under Carl Stalber. instructor, will follow. The New York Maennerchor, under direction of F. Albecke, will sin? "N.icht-zauber," hy Storcb, and "Vineta." by Boehm. Living pictures will be presented by the women's society Rbelngold and the humorous society Pomuchelskopp. In the evening the festival address will be delivered by Professor Dr. Eugene Kuehne-mann, of the Poeen Academy. The Manhattan United Singers, under Emll Reyl, will sing "Schaefer's Sonntagslled," by Kreutzer, and "Daheim. Daheim," by Vogt. Living pictures will be shown by the Berlin society and Deutscber Vetersneu Bund of 1S70-71. Tho drama. "Deutsche Thaten" (German achievements) by Emil Schneider, in with several tableaux, will conclude the programme of the evening, and dancing will bring tbe celebration to a close. TO DINE GERMAN SAVANT. Physical Science Departments of Brooklyn Institute Will Honor Professor Wilhelm Ostwald. The physical science departments of the Brooklyn Institute will give a dinner to Professor Wilhelm Ostwald, Ph.D., of the University of Leipzig, at the new Brooklyn Democratic Club House (old Germanla), on the evening of Saturday, November 11. Professor Irving W. Fay. Ph.D., of the Polytechnic, president of the Institute department of chemistry, will preside, and addresses are expected from the guest of honor, President Ira Remsen, LL.D., of Johns Hopkins University; Professor H. W. Wiley, Ph.D., and Professor Frank Wlgglesworth Clark, Ph.D., of Washington; Professor Charles F. Chandler, LL.D., of Columbia University; Professor Theodore W. Richards, Ph.D., of Harvard University, und the Rev. John Heischmann, D.D., pastor of St. Peter's Lutheran Church. Among the invited guests will be the German Minister, Baron Speck von Stern burg; Consul Bunz and the vice consul, Carl Schurtz, Mayor McClellan and Herman Metz. The special committee for the dinner Is composed of Dr. Fay. Dr. John S. McKay. Ph.D.; Dr. Ellae H. Bartley, M.D.; O. F. Nichois, C.E.; Professor John A. Olsen, Ph.D., and Professor Franklin W. H-joper. Dr. Ostwald is the leading German chemist, a pioneer in physical chemistry and a writer of text and reference books on that subject. He is the first chemist to be sent to this Country by Emperor Wilhelm, in pursuance of the policy adopted by the Emperor whereby there will be an Interchange of the serv ices of professors of high rank In the leading universities of the two great countries. Dr. Ostwaid came here early In October and Is now giving a course of lectures at Har vard University. Invitations to be present at this dinner will be extended to the lead ing chemists in the universities, colleges and technical laboratories east of the Allegheny mountains, and to a large number of German Americans who are Interested In the chemical Industries. SILVER WEDDING ANNIVERSARY. On Tuesday evening a celebration In honor of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the wedding of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick C. Brion was held at their residence, 1335 Bergen street. A collation was served, and this was followed by a muslcale, in which members of the family participated. Among the guests were: Mr. and Mrs. Adolf E. Brion, Mrs. Oscar P. Brion. Edward T. Brion, Edward A. Brion, Miss Irma F. Brion. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hager, Mrs. Marie L. Brett, Charles W. Frazler, Mr.' and Mrs. F. McD. Sinclair. Mr. and Mrs. G. L. R. Dahlberg, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Groser. Mr. and Mrs. Alfred G. Walter, Miss Henrlette Glatz, Miss Louise Glatz. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Kee-nan, Miss Emma I. Kelsch. Miss Annie Hager, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Leonori, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin N. Doll, Miss Emily Hager and Mrs. August Faust. Sill! TO PEN THE ATHLETIC LEAGUE Perplexing Situation Is Relieved by Choice of First Brigade Commander. PEACE IN SIGHT FOR COMPANY A Captain Stewart to Stay, Now That Lieutenant Dean Is Going; to Company E. C. I. DANA'S OLD H01E Dosoris on Dana's Island at Glen Cove to Be Remodeled. MR. HARKNESS THE PURCHASER. Paul Dana Will Continue to Live on the Other Half of the Island. HIGHLAND CLUB RECEPTION. A reception was given Tuesday evening by the Highland Club, at the home of Miss G. Seaman. The members attending were: The Misses Susie Nee-bltt. Grace Seaman, Bessie Lapham, Gretta Dolan. Delia Hlzou, Fannie Angresl. Etta .Vewall and Madeline Held, and Messrs. Herbert Johnson, Hughle Valdes, Fred Metcalf, Harvey Nicholson, Wililam Debrow. Oscar Rosenthal, Horatio Nealo and Richard Grace. The guilts were: The Misses Anna (Ilea-son, Helen Thompson, Marie Tralnor, Josephine Upton, Teresa Dolan, Florence Maekey, Grace Holmen and Hattle Weber, and Messrs. Koy H. N'ewall, Hurry Walters. Edward Neusler. William A. Olhus, Thomas Edmunds. Charle. Suydam. George H. Howell end Charles Debney. 1 'Ml ' i. -ilveil. Tlmt Ihe Hoard of Aldermen i '' i ii-ei!ia i)t aiul npjunves of ihc action i i i'ie i meeting held In the Bin her f-wuiiUI Ci.uKh, HcikliiKr street, in tlic I NEW POINTS Where Eagle Want Ads. Can Be Taken. Columbia St., No, l.onr President Syiiinns' 'loy Store. Myrtle nncl .Visti-iiml Avs. Hack-ott's lnir Store. Fulton St., corner Ilocknway Ave. Ocean lliil I'liiinmicy. I'ronrtwny, No. i;:',-,, ueur- EUlert St. N'hIom Store. rintbUHU Ave., .,. near Junction of NoMi-iinJ Ave. Hunter's DniK Stori!. Also nt tlm ( enl nil Adv. At;o..-.y, 1152 Myrtle Ave., near Bruud-way. FailmoxKcr Adv. oilice, Kl.'l'J elate Avenue. For location u7 Knulo Ilrnnch Of-! see Hut on Hist inge of Want Advertisements. If there were any Brooklyn National Guard officers who expected the presidential lightning of the Military Athletic League to hit them, and rumor says that there were some, they were disillusioned last night when It became known that a majority of the members of the League had decided during the day to elect Brigadier-General George Moore Smith, commanding the First Brigade, as president of the League. This decision relieves tbe situation materially After the declination of the presidency oy Adjutant-General Henry last week, tho League seemed at a loss tor a candidate, and one of the chief supporters of Colonel Charles H. LUscomb, formerly of the Thirteenth Regiment, told an Eagle reporter that the chances all favored Colonel Lus-comb. That such a selection would antagonize the commander of the First Brigade there was no doubt, as It was known thai Colonel Luscomb was defeated for re-elec tion three years ago through the opposition ot General Smith, which went so far at one, time as to threaten the withdrawal of every regiment of the First Brigade from the League. Geueral Smith is fortunate in having for his assistant adjutant-general Lleutenaut Colonel T. J. O'Donohue, who for some years has managed successfully the horse show and military tournament at Hollywood, Long Branch. He has thus acquired an acquaintance and experience which ought to be of service to him in assisting the president of the League in matters not entirely coveted by tbe duties ot the executive commit tee. It may be thought that the choice of Genera! Smith will antagonize the friends of Colonel Luscomb In tbe League, but those individuals are too staunch supporters of the organization to be thus swayed. It was announced yesterday also that on account of a change in the dates for tbe use of Madison Square Garden the week of April 23 might be obtained for the tournament. This date is much earlier than last year s, which was the week beginning May 8. Much of the comment among the officers of the Thirteenth Regiment at the headquarters meeting last night was about the announcement In the Eagle of the changing of First Lieutenant Frank Dean from Company A to Company E, which was unexpected by nearly every officer in the command. The nominating committee has unanimously decided on him and will soon report to the full company, Colonel Austen thinks this change of Lieutenant Dean means the end of the troubles of Company A and that there is no reason why Captain James W. Stewart should resign as the majority of the company w ished' him to do some weeks ago. In some quarters the idea prevails that the men objected to Stewart because they wished to have Dean, and now that the latter is impossible they will accept Captain Stewart without further grumbling. If this should prove to be true, the situation would be happily relieved, as Lieuteilant Dean has got into one of the best compiles in the regiment and has one ot the most enterprising and engaging young captains In the National Guard. The first review orders to be Issued this seaBon in the Thirteenth Regiment came out last night. They deal with the full dress review by Brigadier General F. D. Grant December 1. The first call then will be at 8:20. and the drill call at 8:25. The artillery practice of the night will be by the Third Battalion, Major James T. Ashley commanding. Giving the artillery practice to the Third Battalion is said to be to honor Company B. which won the Gould prize for general excellence In the competition last season. B used to be In the First Battalion, but, on account of losing its captain recently, has gone Into the Third. The guard detail of the night will be furnished by Company K. The orders also announce the regimental drill tho niEht of November 9 In the service uniform and blue cap, and the company noncommissioned officers drill by Colonel Austen November 28. The orders also contain this announcement: "The provisions of Paragraph 3, General Orders 12, are repeated: 'Any man not present at roll call of any company or other drill will not be allowed In ranks with his company and will be returned as absent.' Officers should be present at every formation as an example of prompt attendance." Captain David H. Blanton. of Company O, Twenty-third Regiment, visited the armory of the Thirteenth last right, and had a long tilk with Colonel Austen. He is seeking data about the early history of the "Brooklyn City Guard," which name G of the Twenty-third, claims it has the right to bear. The Brooklyn City Guard used to belong to the Thirteenth. The presence of Captain Blanton started that Interminable discussion as to the right of G company In Bedford avenue to call Itself by that name. In Company K Privates George W. Bor-cherding and Harry C Foster have been promoted corporals. Company H Is deter mined to do all it can to boom marksmanship nmong its members, and will go to Creedmoor to-morrow for a special day at the ranges with hired targets. The re cruits taken In the regiment last night num bered 9. Flrpt Lieutenant F. C. E. von Sternberg says that while bis health is not the sole reason why he Is quitting the service the feeling that he needs a long physical rest has ha much to do with bis determination to give up military work. It wns this tbat induced him to forego serving on th" staff. such a position having been offered him by Colonel Austen when he heard he was dls satisfied In Company C. A circular stating the requirements for ohfalnlng the company decorntlon for exoert siKnnlman has been Issued in the Second foinpsnv. Siena! Corps. One must do nil thepe nine things: Read 10 cipher letters with th wan-1. In three minutes; sending ' wetity-flvc cipher letters wlih a four foot flag on nn foot pole; set up a helio graph with one mirror In three minutes and with two minors fn three and a half mln utes, and obtaining a correct adjustment; set up and operate a torch and acetylene nafh luniern; climb to the top of a telegraph pole, using climbers and attaching telegraph wire, lining- a wooden bracket and ejass in sulator; spllco a toleirrnph wire: set up l telcrraph circuit. Including three 1nstru mentti with relays and ihree bvtorlcs, with bcth ground and meti.lllc return; set up a ti !oj hone cln containing three. inMru mentii. and qualify as marksmen, sharp shooter or expert on the armory rana-o. Or one nny do tliepo five thlnps: Receive by telegraph 100 cipher worda of four letters each In tonr minutes; s"t, up neveral gravity cells in series; set up a telegraph circuit including Ihree intruncnls, three batter les and switchboard with both ground and metallic return; pet up a telephone elrcult containing three Instruments, end qualify as marksman, sharpshooter or expert on tbe yrmory ranpe. In Company H, of the Fourteenth Regi ment. 1,- hi night. Sergeant J. A. Carroll of n;e .v cond ( ompany. signal coriis, was cbc.,.,i a (Irst lieutenant. The captain of tin- lompanv is Francis R. Stoddard, Jr. an 1 ihe .S cond Lletiti nant John C. Judire l.'o'h of v.lioin nre lawyers. The Interesting tbkiir about the election of Carroll Is Hint he conies in over Ihe second lieutenant WIimVt the latter will reaent thin and re t-lgn in u qneptjon. Lieutenant Judge, who is a line breaker. Joined the regiment only last season, and irmilo himself more talked about In in,, regiment by one speech than by any In llliuncy as un officer. It wjib at a dinner hi t winter In honor of former Colonel lierti-uin Clayton tliHt Lieutenant Judge called Colonel Clayton to tank for Imvlng hiuilci war as one ol the hundmald ens oi uro(reee. (Special to the Eagle.) Glen Cove, L. I., October 25 What Is prob ably Long Island's most fsmous country place Dosoris has been sold. Dosoris ! the late Charles A. Dana's old mansion and world renowned arboretum at Glen Cove. The buyer is one of the Harkness family, the Standard Oil Harknesses, as they are known in New York and throughout the Middle West. He will let the house stand, contenting himself with the building of a handsome new stable and a fine garage, and will live there next summer. Just why Harkness purchased Dana's Island, as this country seat was called in Mr. Dana's day and Is still, Is not known. The Bale has been kept very quiet. It is known, however, that it Is one of the Cleveland branch of this multi-millionaire family. It Is not, at all events, the Edward S. Harkness who recent ly married a daughter of Thomas E. Still- man, nor Charles W. Harkness, his brother. Dana's Island, on the Sound shore, directly in front of the Pratt t-b- tate, la geographically known as weBt Island. It is one of two beautiful Islets in the Sound, reached by causeways from the mainland, tbe most ideal situation of any Long Island country house site. The other isiand, East Island, is owned by Leonard Jacob, of Manhattan, who for years has been In a tidewater boundary litigation with the Township of Oyster Bay. Two servants of tht Dana place said that tho island had been divided in two and that half of It bad been sold to Mr. Harkness. They thought he came from Ohio, but they were sure he was stopping fn New York now, sb he had been coming up quite frequently lately by auto mobile. They went on to say that he bad bought the half of tbe island on which the old Charles A. Dana bouse stood, including the most of the old barns and outhouses. The colored man said that Mr. Harkness bad told him he would pull down ail the old buildings except the house, and erect a new stable and garage, that he would remodel the house duriug the coming winter and have it ready to live In neat summer. Paul Dana, tbe son, the man continued, still owns the other half of the Island and has been living ihcro. He is to keep up his summer residence at DooorlB. in the house he built during his father's lifetime, this part of the Island not being affected by the ale. The Island generally Is being much beautified, new walks and drives being added and some of the old ones sodded over. To Brooklyn this sale is of great Interest, for It was the country pluce of -Mr. and Mrs. Harold Tredway White, though they never actually lived there. Mrs. White was Miss Ruth Underhlll, the noted woman golfer, onco chsmplon of America. She was Charles A. Dana's .granddaughter. Early In 1904 she married Harold White, the younger son of Mr. and Mrs. Will-lam Augustue White, of Columbia Heights, and brother of Alexander M. White, Jr. Upon the division of the Dana estate this half of Dana's Island came to her and her mother, Mrs. Zoe Underhlll. It was said at the time that the Whites would live there; that they very probably would make It their permanent home. But they never did either. This past summer the old mansion has been leased to James Byrne, the noted corporation lawyer of Manhattan, who Is building a superb residence at Glen Cove to live in the year round How many thousands yearly,- how many tens of thousands ot dollars In the aggregate "Dana of the New York Sun" spent upon these grounds will never be known. But It was fabulous. He ransacked tho world for trees. At great cost one of tho best of experts was retained at Dosoris permanently, his chief task being to acclimate foreign species. The marvelous wns accomplished, and trees of very nearly every clime were made to grow on Dana's Island. Among the extraordinary exhibits through the years was a collection of Japanese conifers. Dosoris' gardens and hothouses were al most equally fine, a great specialty being made of roses. ARMY OF IHE UNCHURCHED ROUSES LOCAL MINISTERS 150 Pastors of All Denominations Gather at Central Branch Y- M. a A. HOUSE TO HOUSE VISITATION. Srs. McAfee, Dewey, Locke, Melish. and Case Appointed to Formulate Comprehensive Flan. NEW PUBLICATIONS. NEW PTJB1ICATIONS. KKADY TO-DAY NOVEMBER IN FOREIGN MISSION FIELDS. Women's Executive Committee of M, E. Society to Review Year's Work. The general executive committee of the Women's Foreign Missionary Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church begins Its thir ty-sixth annual session to-morrow at St Paul's Methodist Episcopal Church, West End avenue and Elghty-s-ixth street, Manhattan Mrs. Cyrus D. Foss, the president of the committeee, will open the convention at t A.M and conduct the devotional exercises. On the conclusion of the customary business reports will be given as follows; Reference committee, Mrs. M. S. Huston; home work, corresponding secretaries; German work Miss L. C. Rothweller; Scandinavian work, Mrs. Andrnw Parrel I; young people's work, Miss Clara M. tushman; children! work, Mrs. Lucie F. Harrison. In the afternoon communion wilt be administered at 2 o'clock by the Rev. Dr George P. Eckman, followed by a memorial serine for Mrs. Mar:' Clark Mnd and an address on "The Crusade of the Crose," by .miss i-ouise Manning Hodgkins. The Rev. Dr C. H. Buck will open the evening meeting with prayer and an address hy Mrs S. L. rialdnln of this boroup.h. presl dtnt of the New York branch, will be re spoiulcii .) ),v Mrs. A. H. Eaton, president or Hal ;m'ii.; '.ranch. Mrs. John Legg, presi (kt!t ctf ,Ww Knviand branch, will speak for "Our (iiiists of Honor (nn- Missionaries. A vo'al solo will be sung by Robert Craig lampneii. The following missionaries from Mexico. China, India, Korea, Italy, Malaysia and the I'nlllipln''S are the gunsis of the society: Miss Harriet L. Ayers, Miss Ida Bohaniion Miss Caroline Iirelbilliless, Miss KlUn M. Dunmor"', Miss Pantile M. English, Miss Mary Eva (ingg. Miss Mabel C. Hartford. Miss Mnry R. Hlllman, Miss rharlotte J. Holman, Dr. Lury Hoag. Miss Ada J. Latitk. MIbs M'lva A. I.lvirmori-. Miss Alice Llewellyn Miss Once I. Lnper, MIh Ella Manning, .Miss Liizaw-rn .vcirtin. nr. Krnma K. Martin, Miss Mnry V. MKlnl.-y. Miss Alice Means. Mrs. .Vary ('. Mcik. Miss Josephine O. Pain Miss h. M I'uply. Iir. Martha A. Sheldon, MUs Winliml spaiildlng, Miss Laura M, White, MIks Idling A. Anronson. Miss Bertha Creek, Miss Hi sale F. Crnwcll, Miss Ida Ellis, MIks A. J. Holland, Ml?s Bertha A Kneeloinl, Miss Minnie Logeman, Mrs. Maud in. Turner. ITS SIXTH ANNIVERSARY. Tho slxlh anniversary of tho founding of the Flntbush Congregational Church, of which tho Iiev. I'.. Thurstou Chase Is pastor, will be socially ed on Thursday even liSn by an excellent concert, tn which Miss Lqlu haleston, pianfet; Roland Eduard Mey er, vIollnlHt; Mrs. Conmii S. Meyer, itci-om panlst. and Ilenrv Allan Price, drumntlc reader, will tukr. part. Servli-es will he held on Sunday lo murk ihe event. o-- BUSHWICK AVE. CHURCH FAIR. Tbe annual fair of ihu Hiishwlrk Avenue Coniregiitlo;in! Chun-h was opened last nl'.'iit. The fair will last until Thursday night, when the vnrlous prUes and articles In (lie iKiiir win i,e ji..ok-4 of. It. is ex peeled by the pastor, the Rev. Chnrles T. llaylls, anil his rii'ir;ei ie helpers, thai tho fair will prove a suc-cesu nd eslulilish a fund to psy for tbe nemid renalrlng of the ciiurcn. Brooklyn is to be awakened religiously it the pastors of churches of all denominations, the Young Men's Christian Associate n, and the Brooklyn City Mission Society, working In co-operation with the Federation ot Churches, can bring It about. The unchurched, of which there are a vast number according to figures given by the Rev. Will-lam R. Laidlaw, are to be visited, house to bouse, according to a plan which has worked successfully in other localities. Religious workers are alarmed at the absence ot growth in the membership ot the churches, as well as the increasing number, year by year, ot those who do not go to church. To bring the pastors together the following letter was sent out: October 17, 1905. Dear Brother Being appalled as we are with the facts concerning the increasing unchurched masses ot Brooklyn as recently furnished In the report of the Society of the Federation of Churches, the pastors of the Advisory Board of the Young Men's Christian Association have deemed it expedient to Invite Dr. Walter Laidlaw to address a meeting of the clergy of Brooklyn at the Central Branch of the Young Men's Christian Association, 502 Fulton street, on Tuesday, October 24. You are cordially Invited to be present and to bring, If possible, one of your most in terested laymen. An extraordinary opportunity now presents itself tor accomplishing practical results if we can secure the concerted action of the clergy of all denominations of Brooklyn. Will you not endeavor most earnestly to be present? Sincerely yours, CHARLES EDWARD LOCKE, Chairman, CLELAND B. McAFEE, C. D. CASE, HOWARD MELISH. NEWELL DWIGHT HILLIS, JOHN DOUGLAS ADAM. Committee. Response to Appeal by Ministers Is General. The responses were so many that there gathered In the rooms of the Central Branch of the Young Men's Christian Association I yesterday, at noon, such a company of ministers sb has never before been seen at one time In Brooklyn, taking Into consideration the number of denominations represented. The letter was sent out from the list of ministers furnished by the Eagle Almanac. Those who responded and sat down to luncheon were the following: Baptist The Rev. Dr. Robert MacDonald, pastor of the Washington Avenue Church; the Rev. Dr. Harry Pethic, of Trinity Church; the Rev. W. I. Southerton, assistant pastor of the Baptist Temple; the Rev. W. H. Hubbard, of the Bedford Heights Church; the Rev. S. W. Tlmms, Holy Trinity Church; p . F. Packard, pastor s helper of the Sixth Avenue Church, and a layman; the Rev. Frederick Pollard, of the Alnslle Street Church; the Rev. D. A. MacMurray, of the Lenox Road Church; the Rev. A. W. Hodder, o the Church of the Redeemer; the Rev. L. P. Brown, of Berean Church; the Rev. A. H. C. Morse, of tho Strong Place Church; the Rev. Erwln Dennett, of the Tabernacle Church; the Rev, J. Whltehurst, of the Fourth Avenue Church; the Rev. C. D. Case, of the Hanson Place Church; the Rev. Leopold Cohen, In charge of tbe work among the Hebrews. Congregational The Rev. Dr. Newell Dwlght Hlllls, pastor of Plymouth Church; the Rev. Willard P. Harmon, assistant pastor; the Rev. Dr. H. P. Dewey, of the Church of the Pilgrims; the Rev. Frederick P. Young, assistant, In charge of Pilgrim Chapel; the Rev. Dr. Marcus B. Taylor, of Park Church; the Rev. Llvingsrn L. Taylor, of Puritan Church; the Rev. Dr. Charles Herald, of Bethesda Church; tbe Rev. Olln M. Caward, assistant pastor; the Rev. I. H. Polhemus, assistant pastor of the Tompkins Avenue Church, In charge of the Park Avenue Branch; the Rev. Dr. Charles T. BayllB, of the Bushwlck Avenue Church; the Rev. Carl O. Eltstrom, ot Pilgrim Swedish Evangelical Church; the Rev. W. S. Wool- worth, of the Atlantic Avenue Giiapel of the Clinton Avenue Church. City Mission Society Major Fred Gardner, Evangelist Roberts-Horsfleld, the Rev. Donald Fraier, the Rev. O. 8. L. Testa. Disciples The Rev. Dr. M. E. Harlan, of the First Church of Christ. Episcopal The Rev. Howard Melish. of tho Church of the Holy Trinity; the Rev. Dr. Reese F. Alson, of St. Ann's Church; the Rev. James Townsend Russell, archdeacon of Brooklyn: the Rev. William Morri son, of All Saints Church; the Rev. Dr. A. B. Klnsolving of Christ Church. Harrison street; the Rev. Dr. Frank Page, of St. John's Church; the Rev. Thomas J. Lacey of the Church of the Redeemer- the Rev Floyd Appleton, of fit. Thomas' Church; the Rev. Dr. C. F. J, Wrlgley, of Grace Church on the Heights; the Rev. 8pencer S. Roche. of St. Mark's Church; the Rev. John Henry Hatlg, of St. Philip's Church; the Rev. Dr. Thomas A. Hyde, of St. Matthias Church. Lutheran The Rev. Dr. J. W. Loch, of the German Evangelical Church; the Rev. Dr. J. J. Heischmann, of St. Peter's Church; the Rev. C. M. Tollefsen, of the Bethlehem Norwegian Church. Methodist Episcopal The Rev. Dr. Charles Edward Locke, of tho HanBon Place Church the Rev. W. H. Bergwln. of the Eighteenth Street Church, represented by a layman; the Rev. Dr. John Wesley Hill, of Jane. Churrh: the Rev. Dr. J. O. Wilson, of Nostrand Ave. nue t-nurcn; the Hev. Dr. Wellesley W. Bow nisn, of the sixth Avenue Church; the Rev. E. a. Richardson, of the Fleet Street ciwrcn: the Rev. W. L. Davison, of the Will- inms Avenue Church: tho Rev. W. P. Estes of the Union Church: the Rev. Lemuel Rlch- aruson. or tne North Kirtb Street Church; the Rev. Dr. D.W. Couch of Epworth Chun-h the Rev. Frederick Saunders, of the South necona street church; the Hev. C. B. Williams of the Prospect Park Church: the Rev. William J, While, of the Tompkins Avenue Church: the Rev. Frederick F. Shannon, of urace t nuren; tne Kev. Dr. George Adams, or i.race Church, Day Ridge: tho Rev. George M. Brown, of Sands Street .Memorial t linren; the Rev. R. T. McNlehol, of the fourtn Avenue Church; the Rev William M. Nlchol. tho Rev. John E. Hlllberg. of the Swedish Emmanuel Church: tho Hev. A. ri.-immann, of St. John s German Church .Moravian The Rev. Paul M. Greider of ine jiv Nireet church. Presbyterian Tho Rev. Dr. Clelsn nnd McAfee of the Lafayette Avenue Churrh, the neV. nunert w. rtntnony, assistant pastor me khv. nr. Lewis Ray Foots of the inroop Avenue Church, the Rev. Will-Ism J. Hutchins of the Bedford Chnreh Ihe Rev. Frederick Campbell of the West minster Church, the Rev. Robert Bruce t.uirK or the Bay Rldgo Church, the Rev i-ynn r. Armstrong of Cuyler Chapel, tho Rev. Frederick Todd Stoele of Mount Olivet Church, ii, Kev. A. II. Ronnie of the Olen-inorB Avenue Church, the Rov. Edward in yu oi me linrougn rar i.nurcn, the Kev. Wnrin II. Wilson of the Arlington Avenue Church, the Hev, Dr. W. A. Alexander of the (iilmim Church, the Rev. William Denman or uuryen cnurch, the Rev. James A. M Cngue of the Cumberland Blreet Church, Ihe iiev. u k. .xerell of the Park Chapel of the FlrBt Church, the Rev. Louis Wolferz of tne l-i ledensklrche, the Rev. Do Witt C Knyder of the Franklin Avenue Church, tho Kev. Dimtcl . overlon of tho Greene Ave. nuo ( hurch, ihe Rev, Charles N. Cole of the Tweniy-foiirth Street Branch of the Memorial Chnreh. Prlnifilvc Methodist The Rev. John J Lockett of th.. Welcome Church. Reformed -The Rev. Edward Nlles of the Bushwlck Avenue Church, the Rev. J. Callings Caton of the Twelfth Street Church the Rev, Charles J. Hcudder of the Bay Ridge Church, the Rev. C. 8, Wyckoff of Orate Church, tbs Rev, Alfred H. Brush of grS35g - , 5r sTT' F?r 7 iff Ht ssssssa & fc u. if THE LEADING SERIAL NOVEL OF THE YEAR Yearly subscriptions should begin with this number cents a copy. $4 00 a ymr. The Century Co. , New York. the New Utrecht Church, the Rev. John S. Gardner of the FlatlandB Church, the Rev. Dr. James Dcmarest of Bethany Cnurch. Reformed Episcopal The Rev. Lyman D. Calkins ot the Church of the Reconciliation. Young Men's Christian Association The Rev. Edwin F. See, general secretary; C. W. Dietrich, secretary of the Central Branch; A. J. Elliott, religious director. The Rev. C. A. Pennie, the Rev. A. D. Pfost, the Rev. William H. Lawall and the Rev. N. Peterson Boyd. Statistics Showing Number of. Un churched Are Alarming. After luncheon the Rev. Dr. Charles Ed ward Locke presided at the conference held. He Introduced Secretary Laidlaw, who had come at the Invitation o the Y. M. C. A. to describe the methods employed to reach the unchurched. Dr. Laidlaw gave statistics which tbe ministers looked upon as alarming regarding tbe number of tbe unchurched and to show that tbe church was really losing ground. He described the methods employed by the federation, which provided for a very comprehensive plan of house to house visitation, reporting those found who had once bad church affiliations to the nearest church of the denomination to which they belonged, among them the Catholics, for Secretary Laidlaw said If the Catholics were treated fairly they would aid lu every way to get people to avail themselves of church privileges There was a full and free discussion, and when the Rev. Dr. Cleland Boyd McAfee asked If Dr. Laidlaw would arrange to cooperate with the pastors and Christian workers of Brooklyn he said he would be most happy to do so and without any ex pense to Brooklyn except the payment of a fair wage to the canvassers. The statistics quoted by Dr. Laidlaw were embodied in a 'folder," which was given out, which shows Just how this borough stands as to the unchurched. One fact of Interest was stated, that out of the population of Brooklyn there were 140,522 communicant Protestant members at present. The Rev. Dr. C. D. Case presented the following resolution, which was passed: Kesoived, That we, 150 ministers and lay men, representing all denominations of Brooklyn, assembled at the Central Branch of the Young Men's Christian Association. October 24, 1005. express our approval of the principles and methods of action of the Fed eration of Churches and Christian Organiza tions in New York City, and that we recom mend the co-operation of our various churches with the Federation as a part of our programme In fulfilling tho mission of the church. The Rev. Drs. Charles Edward Locke. H. P. Dewey, Cleland Bdyd McAfee, C. D. Case and the Rev. Howard Melish were on motion appointed a committee to nominate a committee representing all tho denominations and of a representative character to formulate a plan of co-operative house to house visitation. This committee will meet In a few days. BETTER TRAIN SERVICE. HARPER'S BOOK NEWS. R. T.'s Winter Schedule for Patron on the West End and Sea Beach Lines. Along with the reduction of headways on the Culver line. West End line and tbe Bay Ridge line, the Brooklyn Rapid Transit Company to-day Inaugurated a new and quicker winter service to Coney Island. In the future all the regular West End trains will run as far as Ulmer Park only, and what proportionately small amount of patronage there is between I'lmer Park and Coney Island will he handled by the three trolley Hits that reach Coney Inland by the way of Ulmer Park, Bath avenue and Eighty-sixth street. This trolley service between Ulmer Park and Coney Island Is not only more frcmient but gives the added advantage of carrying all passengers along almost all of Surf avenue, as far as Eighth street instead of having the terminal at the West End as here tpfore, A quicker route by six minutes to Coney Island from New York than the old West End way has been arranged by attaching a car, or ns many cars as are necessary, to all Ulmer Park trains and detaching them at Fifty-eighth street, running from there to Coney Island over the Sea Beach line, which will make the following stops between Sixty-second streot and Coney Island: Eighteenth avenue. Twenty-second avenue. Avenue P and Avenue V. In addition to this, as previously announced, the Revcniy-fourth strcrt short line has been discontinued during the non-rush hours, but during the rush hours this service has been extended to Bath Beach, so that with the Bath Beach short line and tho regular Ulmer Park truliiB, patrons of the West End line, as far as Bath Beach, are given the advantages of a seven and a half minute headway during the rush hours and a reduction of a headway from twenty to fifteen minutes as far as Ulmer Park during the non-rush hours. The trains on the new Sea Bench service will carry the same markers as the Coney Island express trains carried In tho summer, that Is, orango and green, east bound, Fifty-eighth street to Coney Island: westbound, Sea Beach trains will carry white and green markers when coupled to West End trains and orange and green markers when operated independently. Tlie Balh Reach local trains will carry orange and red markers, while the regular Went End Ulmer Park trains will carry green and white markers. DR. AND MRS. BUTLER'S AT HOME. The Rov. Dr. and Mrs. W. H. II. Butler of the Bridge Street African M. E. Church, who were united In marrlngn Inst week, will ho st home to the members mid friends of ihe church from 6 to 10 o'clock to-niorruw even-lug, at 162 Dututld street The Gambler From the " Cleveland Leader" r LORY BE, she has done k again I Who ? - , Katherine Cecil Thurston, author of that fascinating story, 7? Iasqtterader. In Heaven's name, what has she done ? She has written THE novel of the year again-. What is it called? The Gambler. 1 And why do you grow thus hysterical over it? Because of its pull on the sympathies. When a woman in a book comes out of its pages and grips you like one in real life; when you get all a-tremble for fear she may do this thing and groan and moan because she does do that; when, in a word, she seems so real that your interest is personal and you worry over her, then there is every rea son to exult. Cleveland Leader. "Bound to be the literary sensation of the hour." N. V.Sun. "It deserves a wider and more 1 enthusiastic circle of readers than The Masqueradcr. The reader is led from situation to situation with an unflagging eagerness to know 'what next?", N. Y. Times. Mark Twain Editorial Wild Oats is a new volume containing Mark Twain's funniest journalistic experiences. Among the stories are "My First Literary Venture," "How I Edited an Agricultural Paper," The Killing of Julius Cresar 'Localized,' " and other bits of literary whimsicality. Humorous pictures by Strothmann. Harper & Brothers, KKXV YOUK. R0CKAWAY BEACH FERRY To Be Run From Sheepshead Bay and Make Numerous Landings. County Jutlgff Aspinall Monday afternoon granted the petition, upon the filing of a SHOO bond, of the Sheepshead Bay and Far Rocka-way Ferry Company, that wishes to establish a ferry line between Shtcpsuead Bay and Plumb Beach, Itockawuy Inlet, Rockaway Park, Rox'bury. Belle Hnrbor, Rockaway Iteach and Queens. The ferry will start from Hhoopshend Hay from land owned by Joseph Huber and Mrs. Henry Osborn, and moke trips at the various poluls named In the petition. Tho company expects to begin operations next spring. AGED MR. CLARK TO CELEBRATE. (Speclnl to tbe Kugle.) Betaukot, L. I., October 26 William Clark, of this place. Is preparing to celebrate his (lHt birthday on November 25. If Is planntd to have a large party to honor the anniversary, and one. of tho features will be a cake which tho guest of honor will cut. Mr. Clark, who Is a former member of the firm of N'unns ft Clark, piano manufacturers, came to Setauket when a young man. AT WORK ON BATTERY REEF. The dredging machines and scowb under he coniract with the United States government are now engnned In the removnl of matorlul from the Battery and South Ferry Reels. The attention of masters and pilots of vessels navigating the waters off the Battery, particularly those pawing between the Bast and Hudson Rivers, Is called to tho necessity of giving a wldo berth to th m chinos and scows si work there., . L --e.1 ,

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