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v THE BROOKLYN DAILY EAGLE. NEW YORK. TUESDAY. JULY 30. 1907. GEO. C. 11, STOIC, HERO OF CONEY ISLAND Attended Church In Ash-Covered Clothes Before Firs Was Fairly Out HIS tOSS OVER $1,000,000. Klnefliness to Tenants: Thanks to I Iriends: Praise for Firemen Trom Big Loser His Plans. Police Captain Langar. has granted fcermlRsion to all those tenants who lost valuables in the big lire at Coney Island Sunday morning to rake over the ruins in search of their diamonds and money, and this morning one of them succeeded Sn picking up a quantity of gold which, lie thinks, represents about $240. Kojan, who had a big bathing pavilion tat the foot of Tilyou's walk, and In hich he had accommodations for 600 people where moving pictures could be een, was one of the victims of the big fire. Kojan's place was entirely new, laving been completed Just at the time f the opening of the season. The out-Say had been about J25.000, Including the Tent of the land. The latter Is owned by George C. Tilyou, owner of the Steeplechase Park property. The sea-Bon opened rather cool for the bathing establishment, but the business in all of the moving picture pavilions was good, and when the weather did get warm the Jnen In business along the beach figured (or a good season after all. ' Mrs. Kojan took the position of cashier "when the season opened and both worked Jiard to make the business a successful ne. She thought she would surprise her husband on his birthday, in August next, jind she decided to lay aside all the gold jurrency that came in and present it to Slim when the anniversary of his birth came to hand. The sum of (240 was laid aside up to the hour of closing, at 1 p'clock, Sunday morning, and it was placed in one corner of a drawer. The couple retired shortly before 2 o'clock and were aroused by the flames coming Into their room. No time was to be lost, and the only things saved was the clothing they could grab up In the room. iAfter the fire had been extinguished 'there was a general rush of boys and men or the ruins in the hope of finding something of value, but the police lines were strung about and no one was permitted to go beyond them. After the firemen had succeeded In cooling off the ruins a number of owners of buildings that had been consumed called on Captain Langan and asked permlsaipn to look for their valuables. The captain assured himself that his visitors were really victims and he then readily consented. Jennie Latta Lost Diamonds. One of the victims was Jennie Latta 'Who conducted a caneboard at Kensington walk and the Bowery. She was one of the first to be driven off by the flames. She had no time to grab up ber diamonds and when she was Anally permitted to enter the ruins she lost no time In getting a ehovel and a rake. All day yesterday and early this morning she worked, but with nn RncrARR. Thn litln wnmnn Bpsmiid to worry very little over her loss and eald she would go to work as soon as she ould obtain a new stock and will get lore diamonds. Another of the victims was old Johnny Clark, who, years ago, had one of the Snest and most popular oyster and chop-houses in New York city. He made a fortune In the business but lost everything In Wall Street. Then he drifted to Coney island and opened a stand. The stand was built like a fishing skiff and was eltuated on Kensington walk near the beach. Johnny's "ten a plate" was con-eldered by thousands who partook of it as fine as could be made and many of his former patrons in New York never failed to pay him a visit when they went to Coney Island. The stand, however, was jewept way in the great fire on Sunday afternoon, November 1. 1903, and Johnny was once more broke. ' f His friends again responded, and when the season of 1904 broke in on Coney Isl-land, Clark was to be found it the same old stand and inviting his former patrons and others to "try a bowl of chowder." He did very well the first season, for those who knew him would pat no chowder at any other place. The business, continued to be good, although he did not make any more than enough to keep him through the winter. Had to Fly for His Life. Johnny retired to bed about 2 o'clock last Sunday morning, happy in the knowledge that he had had a "corking Saturday," and in the hope that Sunday would turn out clear and warm. It turned out warm, all right, during the early hours of the morning, but when Johnny was hustled out of bed by a huge tongue of flame he grabbed all his clothing and dashed for the board walk.. He reached a place of safety where he could see the stand burn and then dressed himself. One of his friends in speaking of the fire later expressed his sympathy for Clark, but the old man smiled and said: "When I wnt to bed Sunday morning, I rooted for a warm Sunday. I got it all right, didn't I? It was too warm where 1 was sleeping and I had to beat It to the beach. I'm going to try again, however, before rte season passes and I think I'll open at tfcs same old stand, too." Tilyiu Kind to Tenant. Kojan sa he will take the gold to the governnvnt officials and see what can be done yith it. He was very thankful today for the kindness shown him by his landlord, Mr. Tilyou. He said he had lost all and would be forced to eive up the lease of the land where the J25.000 building had been erected. ' Kojan said, however, that Mr. Tilyou told him he need not worry about being dispossessed but could pay his rent when he got it. Kojan Is going to make every .effort to get a pavilion erected within the next few weeks. It will be only a matter of a couple of weeks when board walks will be laid across the ruins, it was said to-day. but the buildings that may be put up there in the future must conform to the ideas of the city officials and will be safe In every possible way. Mr. Tilyou eald he would do nothing with the property this season. He has a dozen or more shows and attractions that, were not consumed by the flames nd they will be (the Steeplechase Park for the remainder of the season. If everything Is favorable, the patrons of Steeplechase Park will see a big steel and brick place of amusement there next season. Tilyou's Calmness Made Him a Hero. The remarkable calm and courage displayed by George C. Tilyou, proprietor of Steeplechase Park during the big fire at Coney Island on Sunday morning was the 'subject of general comment at the resort last night. His friends and his enemies all Joined in acclaiming him a hero. Hit Spartan stoicism under the most depressing of misfortunes has caused universal comment and turned his enemies Into hit friends. His enterprise is another trait that has come In for commendation. His neighbors and business competitors were still ,'marveling Ust night over the make up of ' a man, who instead of Bitting clown and bemoaning a sad calamitous visitation, at pnce set to work on the hot ashes of his ruins to build up another pleasure park. It Is not positively known what Mr. fTilyou's Intentions are. but It Is a fact that Steeplechase Park was still smoking 'and burning when he sent a message to Brooklyn for large quantities of lumber. Last night the ruins were closed In by a board fence, a plank walk had been laid and as much of the park as remained intact, was thrown open to the patrons of the resort. A surprisingly good business, under the circumstances, was done. Of course there was much sentiment in this large patronage. Mr. Tilyou's admirers visited tie park in throngs, not so much to view the ruins, as to give expression, by their patronage, of their admiration for his courage and sympathy tor his loss. Lots of these patrons bought from 10 to 50 tickets for one admission. A remarkable instance of the coolness of Mr. Tilyou in the face of adversity, was related with great satisfaction by residents of Coney Island last night. When the fire was Btlll burning fiercely and eating its way toward the beach, Mr. Tilyou. who bad been assisting to fight the flames since 4 o'clock In the morning, went to bis house in the park, changed his smoke begrimed and water soaked hat for a more presentable one and Journeyed over to the Church of Our Lady of Solace, a block away, to attend the 7 o'clock mass. Mr. Tilyou is a good Roman Catholic and one of the earnest supporters of this church. His presence, as he walked down the aisles of the church to bis pew, caused a commotion, however, among the remainder of the congregation. Attending Church Before Firs Was Out. They were all aware that Steeplechase park, which represented the wealth of this man, was being devoured by the flames and they could not understand how he could forsake his all to attend divine services. The only indication of the raging fire that could be seen about him were the ashes and dust on bis clothes. That the congregation admired him for his action was evident, as Mr. Tilyou took his pew. The strong tension of feeling that his presence In church caused was relieved by the shuffling of feet. This could not be controlled, for the congregation felt strongly Inclined to spontaneous applause. Mr. Tilyou remained for the entire mass and then proceeded calmly toward his borne to permit his family to go to the following mass. As he left the church, the whole congregation, which bad flocked out ahead of him, HneD up from Mermaid to Surf avenues, along Seventeenth street, and each felt that it was a pleasure to grasp his hand and offer words of sympathy snd encouragement. After the departure of his family to the next mass he set to work, rigged up an office end coolly began preparations for the Steeplechase Park that Is to arise from the ruins. ' Those who were with blm while he was fighting the Ore had all manner of Jokes uttered by him, when his mental strain should have been the greatest, to repeat last night. When a friend who was assisting him deplored the fact that the place was uninsured. Tilyou called his attention to the beautiful spectacle of the wind-fed flames. Later he was expressing his appreciation of the energetic efforts of hlB employes who had turned out to assist in saving his property. How Tilyou's Home Was Saved. If it bad not been for the energetic efforts of a friend of Mr. Tilyou. it is possible that his beautiful cottage In the park would have been destroyed by the flames also. There was only one battalion chief and a couple of men at this end of the park, and an absolutely Insufficient amount of hose to reach the property. The flames were rapidly eating their way toward the cottage, when this friend, who foresaw Its total destruction, went In search of Chief Blnns and begged of him to send men and hose to that section. "Chief," he said, "this man has lost all his property. Are you going to let him lose his home, too?" The appeal reached the chief and be ordered a cart of hose and a detachment of men to the scene. In utter contrast to their expressions of admiration for the owner of Steeplechase Park were the caustic comments of Coney Islanders on the firemen of that section and on the pressure from the salt water mains. Great reliance had been placed on the salt water supply in Just such a case as Sunday morning. One Coney Islander who held a salt water hose said last night that tbe stream did not spout more than three feet from the nozzle. He said that It must have been In the neighborhood of 4:30 o'clock In the morning when he had this experience, which would have given ample time for the pressure to be put on at the pumping station. Mr. Tilyou's Formal Statement. George C. Tilyou said to-day: "I intend to offer more real enjoyment to my public this Beason in the five acres unmolested by the Are than was presented before the catastrophe of Sunday morning. We have been scorched a little, but Steeplechase still has twenty-five attractions for twenty-five cents. I have completed the broad walk from the new Surf avenue entrance to the un-burned portion of the park, and by tomorrow night I will have completed a similar broad walk over the ruins from the Bowery. "Our tremendous swimming pool must be sacrificed and, after all, our big beautiful beach will afford ample opportunity for those of our patrons who are fond of aquatic sports. In the center of the space formerly occupied by the swimming pool a new human roulette wheel Ib in process of construction and the great tier-upon-tier balcony which surrounded the pool will afford a much more adequate viewpoint for those who delight In watching the ludicrous workings of this latest invention of mine. "I have an army of 500 laborers at work, and by Saturday I expect to be in the position to have a reopening of the pleasure place. We will have a glorious display of fireworks, but not on the order of the pyrotechnic display of Sunday morning last. Most of the best features of Steeplechase still remain, and I desire to correct the idea which the accident of the holoraust naturally encouraged, that Steeplechase has been wiped off tbe map. 1 am very much open for business. No Black Hand Mystery. "I wish to emphatically deny the public statement that there was any Indication of a Black Hand mystery or threatening letters which might Indicate such a plot In the burning of the park. 1 am convinced that it was an accident pure and simple, and I have no definite Idea of Its origin. I also wish to correct the Impression that this has been a bad season for me. It certainly has been quite the reverse. Despite the cold and rainy spring, my season thus far has been more prosperous than any of the preceding seasons, and Saturday night we took more money than on any other night, excepting Sundays, In the history of the park. 1 am very sorry for the losses experienced by many of my concessionaires, but I comfort myself with the knowledge that there was no loss of life. This would have been worse to me than the consumption of my million. "Steeplechase Park was built In ISO? and all the money that I have made here has been reinvested in improving the place. My actual loss will be far In excess of a million dollars on the Investment and fully $300,000 in profits from now until the end of the season. I had not a dollar of Insurance. The safes were saved and $12,400 were preserved in this way. "I believe that the origin of the fire DOCTORS AGREE On This Prescription for Dyspepsia, Indigestion, Catarrh of the Stomach, etc. Berlin. July SO. 1907-A laarlinir retail druggist in one of the largest cities In Germany, operating a chain of stores anil dally Ailing prescriptions for some of the leading specialist reports that the majority of aM upectal-lita never use anything but the following prescription for dyspepsia, acute Indigestion, catarrh of the stomach, dysentery, flatulency, etc. : Bicarbonate of Soda 1 az. Hlnlac (genuine) fc oz. Burnt Magnesia 1 oz. , The above Is an absurdly simple remedy and you can purchase these Ingredients from any good druggist. Mix them together on a piece of papr and take a small tapoonfu half an hour after meals and at bedtime, with half glass of hot water. Be aure that your druggist gives you Hlslac In original sealed package, but the Bicarbonate of Soda and the Burnt Magnesia he will sell you in bulk, by the ounce. The indiscriminate use of jmtnt medicines and stomach nostrums is responsible for many cases of chronic Indigestion and dyspepsia, as such preparations usually produce some slight temporary relief simply Yy deadening the pain. The prescription mentioned above Is free for all, its Ingredients cnstlng very little, and It remove the cause if thse distressing stomach troubles, thereby effecting a permanent cure. The Climax of the Summer's Outing is a week in Yellowstone Park t Stage ride of 145 miles through the Heart of Nature Sixteen years of experience in planning and conducting Personally-Conducted Tours makes the Pennsylvania Railroad the leader, among transportation companies, in this field of traffic. Yellowstone Park is the most interesting area of land in the world. Every mile discloses a new revelation of nature's strange manifestations. Two Tours go out this Season, August 6, September 3 A booklet with complete description of them will be cent on application to C. Studds, E. P. A., 263 Fifth Avenue, New York, or Geo. W. Boyd, General Passenger Agent, Broad Street Station, Philadelphia. was in the barrels of sweepings which the porters were in the habit of etonng under the Steeplechase works, whence they carried them away each morning. Some one must have dropped a smoldering cigar or cigarette Into one of these barrels by accident and several hours later the Are spread to the woodwork, and all that had taken ten years to bul Id was on a certain road to destruction in twenty minutes. "Chief Lally and his gallant men of the Are department labored like Trojans to save my property, and I realize tnat i owe to tbelr marvelous efforts the preservation of the attractions I still have and all my own home as well. "The most affecting thing about the whole is the loyalty of my employes. I find that I have a corps of assistants here whom I did not truly know until to-day. Their personal interests have been cast aside and they have only had my welfare In mind. It Is extremely touching to me to receive from such men as Fred-erlck Thompson- of Luna Park, ex-Sheriff Buttling of Dreamland, and Frank C. Bostock of the great animal arena ft sincere and complete offer of the use of their premises, attendants and appurtenances In this emergency." Mr Tilyou stated that all of the picnics and outings scheduled for Steeplechase Park before Sunday's Are will be held as arranged, within the park grounds. Mr. Tilyou's list of these affairs was destroyed In the Are, and he could not recall the entire number of the outings from memory, but was very positive that none had been canceled. St. Matthews Sunday school of this borough is holding a picnic at Steeplechase Park to-day, and to-morrow the Metropolitan 8oclal Circle, an organitatlon of 500 young people of Manhattan, will hold an outing at the park. Frame Building Permits Still Possible Superintendent Moore of the Department of Buildings eald to-day that if the property owners of Coney Island desire to rebuild frame structures upon their property he had no power to prevent them. He said the matter lies with the Board of Aldermen, which body can now get together and pasB resolutions amending the building law so as to prevent the erection of frame buildings. Mr Moore said that if any of the property owners Alo applications for building permits before any action is taken by the Board of Aldermen he has no power to hold up these permits. Bo, as long as the promised designs and speciAcatlons of the building conform with tho law, he la compelled by the law to grant the permits. This looks as though the Coney Island of concrete, brick and stone of the future, which was promised yesterday, would not be realized. Superintendent Moore yesterday Issued violation notices for the most badly damaged buildings of the burned-out area of Ooney Island. Included In the list Is the French Roller Skating structure on the cast side of Kensington walk, about 100 hundred feet south or Surf avenue, which is declared unsafe by reason of the Are. A violation was Issued on A. D. Bushman's building, corner of Bowery and Oceanic walk for similar reasons, and on a building opposite this one, as Its side wall bulges. The walls of the two-story post ofAce are declared unsafe and a violation has been Issued and a recommendation has been made for the demolition of the frame structure on the west side of Oceanic walk, 100 feet south of the Bowery. Salt Water Mains Defended. The Fire Department doesn't agree with the critics of the high-pressure salt water mains. From Chief Engineer John W. McKay, in a report to Deputy Commissioner William C. Cozier: "Operations of the high-pressure Are at Pn..,' Talanri nn thfl 28th Inst., from the receipt of the first alarm until me station was uuuny ordered to be shut down: '.Alarm Vn 93fi9. wan rpepivefl flt 4:15 A.M. Started pump No. 8 and had pres sure 01 lou pounus on me uiaina uuv minute thereafter. Seeing It was a large Are, the englneman In charge started up tho other two pumps, to be In readiness for all possible demands. At 4:40 A.M. tho Edison current supplying the lg- A tho onorlnaft WAa Cut off. neces sitating switching the Igniters on to the primary batteries, proviaea ior jusi ucn an emergency; this was done without de-u. Di,n oil thrpA niimnil until 12 o'clock noon. At that time shut down No. 2 pump, as It was not required. i p M received word from Fire pki.i t a 1 1 v fhrnnph flr, headauarters to keep two pumps In service until further orders; this was aone icraruiusjj. 4 P.M., Battalion Chief Rogers telephoned to the station mat anouier piuj tum. be shut down. At 8:15 P.M. the last pump was shut down. 'Tut,a .ho thrn mirnnn were run to gether for approximately eight hours, two of them were run iour nours iuubci hum one for four hours thereafter. kim.- naa maintained nn the 1 110 picaamw " " system without any difficulty and durln most of the run salt water was useu, u as to leave as high a pressure on the u ..,... m.fni tnr the 1IB.P of the flfC u coil nan-i ii.,M .-. ' , engines In case any of the latter were put in service, as pos3iDie. BOY KILLED IN STREET. Hitching On Behind Fatal for Little David Bobbins. David Robbing, a child of 7 years, was killed yeBterday, on Fortieth street, between Fort Hamilton and Thirteenth ave nues, by a wagon. During the laBt year several other children have met with similar fates while playing in the street. The children have the habit of hitching on behind the wagons which pass through the street slowly, and the wcgon driven by Tony Brigante, 20 years old, of 16G Washington avenue, was the one which knocked down and ran over Utile Daviil Robblns. Tony had considerable difficult? in driving the youngsters away from the tailboard and believed he had succeeded tvhnn h had whlDDed ud his horse. One of the wheels of nis wagon had, however, passed over tne oreast ot little liavui ana the child died before the arrival of the ambulance surgeon. Briganto was arraigned before Magistrate Steers, In the Flatbush court, this morning, and when he learned that little David was dead he broke down and sobbed. Homicide is the charge against the prisoner, whose case was adjourned until August 7. THE ALDERMEN FIX UP MANHATTAN A. D. LINES Reapportionment Compels Nev Bounderles for 9 Downtown Districts. BUT NO CHANGE IN BROOKLYN. Under New Deal, However, This Bor-ough'B East New York Sections Gets Two More Aldermen. The Board of Aldermen, at a special meeting this afternoon, apportioned the Assembly districts under the new apportionment law which was passed by the Legislature last week. The meeting was merely a ratification of the agreement which had been entered into by Herbert Parsons of the Republican County Committee In Manhattan and "Little Tim" Sullivan, the leader of the board. No changes were made in the lines of the Assembly districts of Brooklyn, which remain the same as laid out in the old reapportionment law which the Court of Appeals decided was unconstitutional. The districts which the court hold to be unconstitutionally apportioned were the Eleventh. Twelfth and Thirteenth Senatorial districts In Manhattan. All these districts lie south of Thirtieth street, and It is necessary to change the lines of the Assembly districts to meet the views of the decision handed down by the court. Nine Assembly districts are effected. The most pronounced change was made In the Sullivan districts, where the old lines are practically restored, a change which is much welcomed by the Sullivaa clan. The change in the aldermanic districts is more pronounced. The bill creating new aldermanic districts was approved by Acting Mayor McOowan yesterday afternoon and signed by Governor Hughes last evening. Brooklyn will gain two new districts, while Manhattan will lose four. The Bronx and Queens will each gain a dls trict. At the present time the aldermanic die tricts start with the Forty-Afth Dls trict and end with the Sixty-sixth Dls trlct. Under the new reapportionment the aldermanic districts will start from the Forty-second and end with the Sixty Afth. The two new districts are laid out in the East New York section of the borough. The district which Is now represented by Alderman Joseph Falk Is cut In two with Pennsylvania avenue as the bound. ary line. The territory lying west of Pennsylvania avenue, which includes Brownsville, will be known as the Sixty Afth District' and the territory lying east of the dividing Ine, which Is com posed entirely of part of the old Twenty sixth Ward, will be known as the Sixty fourth District. In Queens the Influx of population hai also required the creation of a new district. At present the districts run form the Sixty-seventh to the Seventieth Under the new law the districts will start with the Sixty-sixth and end with the Seventieth. The new district Is made up of territory taking In the old towns of Woodhaven, Union Course and Morris Park. In the Bronx the number of aldermen is increased from seven to eight. The new law does not Increase the total number of total. In the new board there will be seventy-three members, the nme as In the present board. The change In the aldermanic districts may have some effect In slightly reducing the Democratic majority. Unless a hard fight Is made In the new districts In East New York It Is very likely that they will be represented by Republicans. In the present board the largest part of the Republican comes from Brooklyn. Tammany will control the Manhattan districts by a large majority. MUTUAL LIFE TRUSTEES. Robert B Woodward and Others Elected Smith and Bidder Nominated. Robert B. Woodward of this city was elected a trustee of the Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York at the recent meeting of the board. The following men were also elected trustees to All vacancies on the board: William F. Harrlty of Philadelphia, Pa.; William B. Dean of St. Paul. Minn.; Emory W. Clark of Detroit, Mich., and Major General James H. Wilson of Wilmington. Del. At the ssme meeting the following nominations were made to All vacancies on the board: Charles Emory Smith, editor of tbe Philadelphia Press and member of the International Policyholders Committee; Herman Rldder, publisher of the New York Staats Zeltung and candidate for trustee on the ticket of the International Policyholders Committee. Both these nominees have consented to serve If elected. Programmes for Concerts Musfcales Church and Social Functions Fnahlnnnhle pmiera and type Heanonnlile prices Brooklyn Eagle Book, Pamphlet and Job Printing Department Washington and Johnson Streets O'KEEFFE WILL ADVISE FIRING TWO POLICEMEN Dunleavy for Insulting Women; Stover for Clubbing Innocent Man. BOTH FILE DENIALS OF FACTS. But Citizens' Evidence Is Believed, Stover's Offense Proved by Logan's Bruises. Deputy Police Commissioner O'Keeffe told two patrolmen this morning, at tbe weekly trials, that he would recommend their dismissal from the force. One had been charged with using insulting language to a woman and the other seemed guilty not only of having brutally clubbed a citizen who was not interfering with anybody and having almost immediately afterward, while he was still In uniform, stilled his fluttering heart and steadied his nerves at a nearby bar. The flrst of the men to get the ominous intimation of trouble to come was James V. Dunleavey of the Clas-on avenue station, who was charged with having said Improper things to Mary Keenan of 703 Fulton street, while he was on duty snd In uniform In Fort Greene Park an tbe 10th of June last. The woman bad IdentlAed the man first to Inspector Holahan as "No. 7730," and she fully identlAed Dunleavey as the man who wore that number and who had so grossly insulted her. She gave her testimony this morning and did not vary a tit from the ptory that she had told to the inspector on the preliminary lnvesti-eallon. The leart vicious thing that ha eald to her, according to her statement, was that be would "like to see her in a bathing suit," and that he wanted to kiss her. This from a total stranger and a guardian of the peace who should have been protecting her from three loafers who were annoying her was too much. The policeman denied that he had used the language attributed to him. but Mr. O'Koeffe believed the woman and announced that he would recommend the man's dismissal from the force. Mortimer L. Stover, a stout, blue-eyed policeman, who Is a Spanish War veteran, and who has been in the Adams street precinct for some time, well known In the neighborhood of the Borough Hall, was the other man who Is to "get his," if tbe promise of Deputy Police Commissioner O'Keeffe keeps good. Stover was charged with the attack on an Inoffensive citizen with a club, belting him about tbe legs and thighs so with his baton that the victim was black and blue and yellow for days. And then to crown the sorrows of Stpver somebody followed him up after the assault and saw him go into a saloon, still In the glories of his blue coat and brass buttons, and take a drink at the bar. The man who saw him go into the near by beer shop was so enthusiastic over his discovery that he went and told the man who had been clubbed, and they gathered more citizens, who went Into the saloon and saw Mr. Stover at It. In the course of the evidence, one man said it was gin that Stover was drinking, but Deputy Commissioner O'Keeffe would not believe that, for the man had neither tasted nor studied the policeman's tip pie, and so he could not be cocksure about it at all. The Eagle told at the time of the Stover assault, for the man who was clubbed went to the newspapers about It. He Is Harry J. Logan, a contractor, wno lives at BS Lawrence street. On the 1st of July bis wife and baby went to visit friends in the Bay Ridge district and Logan went to the elevated, railway station at Bridge street and Myrtle avenue to watch for her return. While he was there a negro drum and fife corps came along and there was a crowd about. Stover started to disperse the crowd, and tbe first thing Logan knew (and he was costless and hatless) was when be got a thum on the shoulder from, the policeman's club. He turned about and told Stover not to hit him, but to arrest him if there was any reason tor It. But Stover kept belting him about the legs with his club until he seemed to grow tired, and then he went away, and a watcher saw him go to the saloon at 124 Myrtle avenue. Logan's first witness was Mrs. Sarah Coyle, organist at one of the missions on Myrtle avenue, and "daughter of a war veteran, and twice widow of other war veterans," as she explained. It turned out that she had not seen the assault, but that she had been treated disdainfully by Mr. Stover, who, she said, flrst stepped on her heel and then punched her in the waist with his stick. She felt nettled at that, but she did not want the commissioner to do anything about It. "I want you to be lenient with him," she said to Mr. O'Keeffe. "for I understand that he is a Spanish war veteran." There were others who swore that they saw 8tover club Logan, all strangers to the officer and the victim but one, and he was the victim's father-in-law, Thejnas Love. "But I did not know that he was my son-in-law at the time that the clubbing was going on," said Mr. Love. One of the wltnesss. the man who followed Stover Into the saloon, said that he had seen Stover ask the drumming and fifing persons to play a certain tune for him. Stover's witnesses were the bartender who swore that he had never seen Stover In his place, and two people who dtclared that Stover did nothing but shove away the crowd with his hands and the broad of his night stick. Patrolmen Taylo- and Dawkins sworo that Stover did not do any clubbing. Then Mr. O'Keeffe announced that he believed the witnesses who were with Mr. Logan and added that he would recommend Stover's dismissal from the force. BROOKLYNITES IN PARIS. Eagle Bureau, 63 Rue Cambon. Paris, July 30 Tbe follewtng residents of Brooklyn registered at the Eagle bureau to-day: David H. Cochran. Jr. Alice Merrltt Cochran. Mrs. E. H. Curtlc. Dr. John Bion Bagort. Mrs. Walter H. Redman. The Rev. Dr. James E. Holmes and MrB. Holmes. Edith M. Holmes. Cornelia M. Knizaly. Miss Wall. Mrs McKeill. Mrs. M. Bowman. Mr. and Mrs. John E. Sparrow. Louis De Oroems. Emily De Oumoens. Others registered are: Mrs. George C. Lucbbers. Manhattan; Louis N. Oulmet. Dr. Harry J. C. Mans, Detroit; Mrs. P. H. W. Ross. Evelyn Ross, Washington (state); J. H. Shuler, Birmingham, Ala.; Mrs. J. H. Hart. Hampton. Va ; Robrt K. Duncan. Lawrence. Kan., and Dr. W. J. Harvey, Toronto, Canada. TO LOOK OVER NAVY YARD. W. H. Smith, rhief clerk of the Department of Yards and Docks, has been sent around en tour of the navy yards by Rear Admiral Hollyday, chief of the bureau, for the purpose of getting acquainted with the modus operandi In each yard. He will collect data as to the various systems ot accounting and procedure In vogue In each of the big ship yards and then make recommendations for standardizing and unifying them. Mr. Smith arrived in Brooklyn to-day and during his sojourn here he will be entertained by Engineer Gregory and others. MISCELLANEOUS. Br'1' 1PT Dine as you may table-d'hote or a-Ia-carte, the feast will leave an endearing memory of its own if ended with NA1ISCO SUGAR WAFERS In ten cent tins, also in twenty-five cent tins. NATIONAL BISCUIT COMPANY OBITUARY. James Smith. James Smith, for 35 years a member of the Brooklyn Fire Department, and at the time of his resignation from the force the foreman of Engine Co. No. 6, of the N. Y. F. D., died yesterday at his home, 330 Fourth street, of paralysis, from which he had been suffering for four months. Mr. Smith was born in Ireland 64 years ago, and came to Brooklyn 45 years ago. He was one of the earliest appointees on the Brooklyn Fire Department in 1369. and resigned about eight years ago. He had a good record while on the force. He was one of the organ izers of Concord Council. C. B. L., and of the Twenty Year Service Firemen's Association. He leaves a widow, Mary F., four children, Mrs. G. Hennessey of North Tarrytown, James J. R., Charles B. and Jennie. He was a member of tbe Church of St. Thomas Aquinas, where the funeral services will be held to-morrow morning at 10 o'clock. Kate Moore. Kate, wife of Oscar Moore, whose funeral was held this afternoon at her late residence, 633 Madison street, was born in New York City 67 years ago, but had been a resident of Brooklyn more than half a century. A little more than a year ago she and her husband celebrated their golden wodding, and she had been in comparatively good health up to the day of her death, which was due to an attack ot apoplexy. Besides her husband, Mrs. Moore leaves a son and a daughter and Ave grandchildren. The services this afternoon were conducted by the Rev. Mr. Pethic of the Trinity Baptist Church. The Interment will be in Evergreens Cemetery. OBITUARY NOTES. Anns. Marguerite Bapp, wife of Franklin C. Manning, dIM yesterday at her home. 248 Madlion street. Mrs. Manning was born In Baltimore. Md., March 2S. 1SBS. She harl been a communicant of the Church of the Nativity. Hor husband and a son, Harold 8., survive her. "Emma B. Jacob, wife of Deputy Bherift Andrew D. Brown, died yesterday at her residence, 748 Hslsey street. She had lived for many years in the Twenty-fifth Ward and was active In the work of the Greene Avenue Rnptlst Church. 8h was the daughter of Alfred and Emma Jacob and, was born In Manhattan, November 7, 1R71. Her husband and three sisters survive her. Thomas McKeever, who was born in th Fourteenth Ward and was thn son of James and Ellen McKeever, ild residents of that section, was burled to-day frm his late htin. fW Bushwick avenue. He was a carpenter and an old communicant of th R. C hir. n of St. Vincent de Paul. He leaves two brothers, J in.es and Daniel, and a sister. Mrs James J. Van Hipper. George Boyle died on Sunday at hts h"me. 1256 St. Mark's avenue. He was c on net ted with the Street Cleaning Department and was a member of the Patrick F. Lynch Democratic CTlub and the Honwmeyr Association. H leaves a widow, three sisters and a brother. Joseph A. Blanc, aged SI. a native of Brooklyn, died suddendy on Friday at his home. 1140 East Eighth street. He was employed by the London Steamship Company and belonfd to the Church of St. Rose of (lm&. Nancy Amhler, widow of Dr. Charles E. Wickware, died on Sunday st the h'mie of her daughter, Mrs. George .1. Ketcham, lofll Bushwick avenue. She was burn at Ivandsll, Bom-ers. N. Y. Josephine R. McMamis. wife of Alvah R. Small, diod on Sunday at the hr-mo of her parents, Mr. snd Mrs. Edward McMamis, 143 Vanderbllt avenue, after a week's Hints. She was 2 years of age. and had lived In Brooklyn for ten years. Previous to her marriage, about a year Ago, h had been a ten-oifrapher In the law offices of Phehsn Collins. She leaves her husband and an Infant child. DROWNED MAN'S BODY. Captain Anderson of the Steamer Maryland, of the Savannah Lino, discovered the body of an unknown man In the East River at the foot of Kent street, this morning. The body was that of a man about 45 years old and weighing 180 pounds. It was dressed In a light suit. It had been in the water but about 22 hours, and la supposed to have been lost from an excursion boat which stopped at the Kent street dock yesterday. "SPEAKIN OF SNAKES." A Story Undoubtedly Told by a Real Nature-Faker, win' nf anakta." BdM Windv. "I mind wbra they catched the great grand- daddy of all the bull naKs up at L,eaa in tho Tllnrk Hllla. I was only a kid then. This wasn't no tuch tur'ble long a anake. but he waa mor'n a foot thick. Looked just Ilka a sahuaro stalk. Man name of Terwllllger Smith catrhed it. He named this yere bull snake Clarenre and got It so plumb gentlo It followed mm every where. "("InA Hnv nld P T. narnnm come alon and wanted to buy this Clarenco snake-offered Terwllllger a thousand cold but Smith wouldn't part with the snake no- Smith could go along with the show. They snoveu Clarence in a uox m in lonesome he knaws out and starts to crawi oacK to una nis roaster. baggage car and the smoker, the couplln' give way right on that heavy grade between Custer and Rocky Point. Well, sir, Clarence wound his head round one brake wheel and his tail around the other and held that train together 10 the bottom of . V. t),i it ..r.L.h.H him 9Q tnat and they had to advertise blm as a boa consiricior. cveryuuuy s. COOL AIR PREFERRED. Bacon What sort of people go to that summer resort you speak of? Egbert Nearly all Chicago people, I believe. "Oh. it wouldn't suit me. I don't want to go to a place where there's so much hot air," you know." Yonkera Statesman. NO CHICKEN. Patlonce I saw her In bathing, and it is a fact that she has web feet. Patrice There! I always aald she was no chicken! Yonkers Statesman. GUILTY! Bacon When a man hears a noise and starts suddenly, It Is a sign he Is guiltj of something, is It not? Egbert Yes; If it happens to be an automobile horn which startles him, tt'a a sign he's guilty of being on earth! Yonkers Statesman. MISCELLANEOUS. T POWDER TRUST SUIT Seeks to Restrain Du Pot Co. From Controlling Subsidiary Concerns. ONLY INITIAL STEPS TAKEN. Subpenas Issued Are Returnable on the Tirst Monday In September. Receivers Asked Tor. Wilmington, Del.. July 30 The UniteJ States Government today began suit against the so-called Powder Trust in the United Statea Circuit Court here. The government asks that the Dupont Company of Delaware be restrained from ex ercising control over subsidiary companies. Tho papers in the ca3e were filed by Assostant Attorney General Purdy at noon. Subpenas were issued returnable the first Monday in September; The court Is asked to determine whether public interests will be better bud-erved by the appointment of receivers to take possession of the property of the alleged trust, with a view to bringing about conditions In trade and commerce that will be In harmony with the law. The prayer in this respect la Identical with that In the so-called Tobacco Trust potltlon. It ia stated in the petition that In 1872 all except three of the concerns selling high explosives In the United States organised with the object of regulating prices at which such commodities should be aold and of driving the other corporations out of business by unfair competitive methods. This association enjoyed an uninterrupted operation, It is said, until 1SS1, wh-n a new agreement ,wai entered Into, with the object of prevent ing new manufacturers from engaging la tbe powder business. In the meantime 'the three "would-be" competitors are de-! dared to have been compelled to joint tbe monopoly. It a shown that there were succeedelng associations in 1SS8, in 1891, and In 189S. each with the same general object and composed of the ssme members and their uec8.rs. The 1Mb association continued until 19'J2, and during the whole oerlod of tlmn from 1872 until 1602 the members of them associations, It is asserted, by varloiu unfair buslnesa methods, forced substantially all competitors out of the powdv business until at the latter date they controlled 55 per cent, thereof. The petition recites many of the operations of the so ca'led powder trust leading up to the organization. In May, 1903, under the laws in the State of New Jer sey, of the E. I. Dupont de Nemours Pow der Company. With a capita latock of $n0,000,000, as a holding company for the Purposes of acquirir,K the capital stocks of every corporation in the United Stales engaged in manufacturing and dealing lu high explosive?,. This New Jersey holding company, It la alleged, did acquire control of the companies operating In high explosives in the United States until all of the buslnesa of shipping and selling such commodities of substantially seventy companies, which had from time to time, since 1872. been separate competing concerns, is now being carried on by three gigantic operating companies, namely: The Eastern Dynamite Company, and E. I. Dupont De Ne mours Powder Company, of Delaware, and the Laflln & Rand Powder Company. The defendants. It is alleged, already have a complete monopoly of the pro duction and distribution of smokeless ord. nance powder In addition to the monopoly of 9 per cent, of the production and dis tribution of high explosives other tnan smokeless powder. The government asks. In its prayer for relief, that these operating companies be enjoined and restrained from operating and engaging In interstate commerce in the United States; that receivers be app-pointed to take over their business. The government auks also that control of certain capital storks In other companies by the various holding companies, shall be adjudged unlawful and void, and that the defendants shall be restrained from carrying on alleged unfair competition against twenty-six Independent nrms. which at the time of the filing of the petition were engaged in the manufacture, shipment and sale of blasting powder and dynamite In the United States in lawful competition with the defendants. o o ooocooocooocooooooooooi q I THE REALTY MARKET OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO 00 AUCTION SALES TO DAY. By William H. Smith, at Real Estate. Exchange. Taylor street, north side, 235 feet east Wythe avenue, 20x100; Spencer C. Hoag against Jennie Heermance et al.; John S. Griffith, attorney. 26 Court street; David H. M. Weynberg. referee. Sold to Edna S. Gelhardt for 18.500. AUCTION SALES TO-MORROW. By William P. Rae Company, at Heal Estate Exchange. Kosciusko street, south side. 135.3 east Lewla avenue 17.3x100. Margaret Simpson against Charles H. Levy et al. ; Albert G. McDonald, attorney, 215 Montagus street; Grosvenor H. Backu3, referee.

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