The sufferers from the Cooper street fire have nearly
all been provided with shelter. There has been a
generous outburst on the part of the neighbors and
contributions of food, money and clothing have been
received to supply the immediate wants of the sufferers.
A volunteer committee, consisting of J.N. Specht of 27
Pelling street. John W. Hammill of 413 Central avenue,
W.H. Ball of 413 Central Avenue, J.W.B. Rose of 236
Cooper street, Emma Lang of 96A Cooper street, Marion
Reeve of 33 Moffatt street and others has taken charge
of the distribution and the sufferers have been asked to
apply for relief at a barn in the neighborhood which has
been extemporized into a relief depot.
night each head of the homeless families received $7.50
from the fund collected and rations and clothing.
Contributions are still solicited. The business men in
the neighborhood have sent groceries, shoes, hats and
clothes and efforts are in progress to provide the
sufferers with houses and start them in life anew. The
Queens county police this morning arrested two of the
rioters and expect to have the ring-leader in custody
before the day is out. The accused will be arraigned
before a justice of the peace in Jamaica.