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THE DAILY EAGL PICTURE SECTION 1 REAL ESTATE . I LONG ISLAND I PICTURE SECTION REAL ESTATE LONG ISLAND NEW YORK CITY. SATURDAY. APRIL 11. 1908. THREE CENTS. BROOKLYN CHANGE OCEAN'S FRONT Far Rockaway Visitors This Sea son Will Note Many Transformations. SMALL BAY HAS VANISHED TSo Bridges Needed Now to Beach Bathing Beach Many Eemoval of Pavilions Necessary. When the ummer resident and visit-t get dawn to Far Rockaway' ocean front this spring they will find that a re Jnarkable change has taken place elnce ilast season. They will see that the outer j beach has practically disappeared and that tn lta place a new beaoh baa formed (where the quiet waters of Far Rockaway flowed last year. These changes are 'the result of the lashing of the seas dur ling the winter months. In order to make clear the exact con .flitlona at Far Rockaway, It Is necessary jo say that the bathing beach at that popular resort was on Hog Island, a sand war situated about 300 or 400 feet off the jaipland. from which it was separated by ('Far Rockaway Bay, a shallow sheet of water extending from an inlet through jithe bathing beach at the eastern, or 0- tend, end to Norton s Creek, at Edge' mere. Not many years ago it was necessary to terry across the bay in order to reach the bathing beach, and later the bay be-'eame so shallow that It was impossible to navigate a boat, and foot bridges were then built over the bay to the outer beach. In years past, Hog Island, aa the outer beach is known on the War Department maps, was often swept by the heavy seas' during the winter months and bathing pavilions carried away. but. the changes made In the last winter are of an entirely different nature and have ,jnade a, finer bathing beach than Far Rockaway has enjoyed for many years. 'Bathing Pavilion Now Out Among the Breakers. Last summer there was a wide expanse of sandy beach in front of Caffrey's Pa Tilion and Roche's baths, and the bathing "houses were well back from the high water mark, as will be noted by referring jto the illustrations. During the winter 'the angry seas made great inroads on jthe shifting sands and cut away thousands of tons of sand and demolished a ;number of the bathing houses at the Caf-frey Pavilion, which now stands well out in the breakers even at low tide The ".picture showing the present location of the pavilion was made at about half tide, -nd shows the waves rolling up on the ,'beach. where only last summer the peo-'ple used to sit in the sand and watch the bathers tumble about In the surf. , The eastern end of the sandy strip, iwhich formerly was only a narrow bar, Submerged at frequent periods by tides somewhat higher than usual. has changed into a wide expanse of . clear white sand, extending from the ocean's 'edge all the way back to the cottages, which formerly fronted directly on Far iRockaway Bay. The bay at this end has completely disanpeared, the seas during ihe winter having -ct the sand from the iiormor beach and carried it back, thus jBlling in the bay; The illustration shows the new beach, reaching right up to the Icottages at Ostend 'Inlet Shifted Several Hundred Feet. The inlet which last year connected the ifcay with the ocean, and which has gradually moved farther to the west for the last thirty or more years or. in fact, es far back as the oldest inhabitant can jrecollect took a sudden Jump during the llast winter, and instead of moving a few . iteet. as was the case in former years, ehifted several hundred feet and is now Bowing through the beach immediately west of Roche's bathhouses and the trolley trestle across the bay, and connects 'what is left of Far Rockaway Bay. Persons will no longer be able to walk alone the beach from Far Rockaway to Edgemere, and the "private bathing grounds of the aristocratic residents of the Wave CreBt section will not bo trespassed upon. Ocean's Inroads Make Many Changes Necessary. , The changes to the beach and the encroachment of the ocean have made It necessary to move the bathing houses back and this work has already been .'commenced by the Banister Realty Company, which owns the eastern half of the -beach. The old houses will be torn down and the pavilions and newer houses will ie placed on heavy timbers and moved back over what was formerly the bay. ibut isnow a high, sandy beach. An attractive front will be built on the 8outh treat side of the bathing houses, and a covered walk will be built leading down .to the ocean front, where a -spacious .platform and casino and restaurant will be located. It will be remembered that about a year ago an action was brought against the Banister Realty Company by the federal government to prevent it from driving piles and filling up the inlet connecting the ocean and Far Rockaway Bay. the government contending that It was a navigable stream, a claim which very resident of Far Rockaway thought most humorous, for the bay has not been navigable for some yeara. The case was dismissed recently in the United States Circuit Court by Justice Chatfield, the government concurring in the motion to dismiss because nature had Oiled lip the inlet and thus rendered no further action necessity. As has already been stated, "Far Rock-away's bathing beach in the past was located several hundred feet south of the upland and separated by a body of water While this condition is now entirely changed, another change Is rapidly be-. ing made off shore and to the east. Long Bar Is Forming Off Lawrence. Stretching out from the beach at Lawrence, a long and high bar is forming. This bar is already very prominent and reaches well down the coast to a point not a great ways to the eaBt of the Ostend property. This bar .is about J.Ci' feet off shore and is forming re-v ranidlv and is plainly seen at low tl while at high water the seas breek It. It Is very probabI that" in t'-r i perhaps in the near future, tb's bar w 1 ; j extend all the way across Far Rock-away's ocean front and that it will then again become necessary 10 lerry cr a new body.r.r landlocked water in order to enjov sur' biittvng. The filling In -f Far Rockaway Bay by the elpments is a hmn to those who have rottaEes in the neighborhood of 'he bay With h"i an Inlet at the extreme eastern end all the refuse was carried up the bay to hc western end and there deposited to be !'! on the exposed bottom at low tid and send'ne forth nan-seating stench" The fllllng in of the ba" is therefor looked on a i Me improvement and the present tn't I ex-per!"' to fill up dnr'.n axt 'nr or possihty soonrr and thoa do away with the nuisance entirely MCNALLT ASSOCIATION BALL. Preparation have been compleed for the third annual invitation hs!' ol the William T. McN'all? Asinciat'on. which will be held at the Assembly. lo3 Pierre-, pont street Saturday "evening. April 28. Thi organization is composed of a num- j having the plans approved by the real-I bor of well kniiwo young men of the 1 dent Board of Architects Dwell'ngs mr 1 down'own snrtion of Brooklyn and Mr human habitation must be et leaal six iMcNally. 'he standard bearer Is popu-1 by eight feet and one story high. 'Har in social and fraternal clroles. 1 "Bathing suits must extend to the CHANGES MADE II l'iSf-.- ; 7 :1 on ' ' : ' - "-7 Mi'& S-'' " ' "' " " e &vV;H4 'IaVi m CAFfREYS BEfiCH lfl5T..SurWER.PMUON M BACKGROUND LONELYVILLE-BY-THE-BflY, IT SO LONELY AFTER ALL Population Is Small Now, but Resort Has a Future. " COLONY OF "HAS BEENS" NOW, Houses Include Brewster's Bungalow, Clock's Castle and Raven's Branch, On Beach Opposite Bay Shore. (Special to the Eagle.) Patchogue, L. I., April 11 There has been added to the extended list of resorts on the great South Beach another, which, undoubtedly, is destined to become as famous' as some of Its neighbors, although it is so far"' unknown to the general public, and ..its descriptive title. Lonelyville. would not suggest to the reader its great popularity . A peculiar fact concerning this new community is that it is composed alto gether of "has beens." as a glance over Its list of residents will show, the resident list to date including ex-Commodore Harry M. Brewster, ex-Justice of the Peace Carleton E. Brewster, ex-Cashier Harry S. Raven of the South Side Bank, and ex-Tax Collector Selah T. Clock, all of the village of Bay Shore, who spend their time in killing ducks when the Brown duck law is off. catching "suck ers and other things out of the bay when there is nothing else to do. and between intervals of sleep dining at the expense of each other, - and swapping stories It was while dining at the expense of Brother Clock for the inhabitants of this new community call each other brother" -at the Clock mansion on the mainland a week or two ago, that "Commodore" Brewster (this title once applied to a yatchsman on the south shore of Long Island never leaves him) racked his fertile brain for a name tor the collection of "shanties" at the beach colony, and almost immediately "Lonelyville" suggested itself, and with due eclat, and champagne, the resort was christened and launched upon the sea of fame. This collection of "shanties" at Lonelyville includes the Brewster mansion, erected, it Is supposed, from the proceeds of "Brewster's Millions,", and is occupied at sane periods by the ex-commodore and ex-tax collector's respective, and respectable, families it is noted in the accompanying sketch as Brewster's Bungalow, the habitation of Brother Clock, modestly described In the drawing es Clock's Castle, and the abode of Brother Raven, noted as Raven's Ranch. Few know it, but the colony includes everything, Including artists the sketch of this thriving community, as herewith shown, being the pea and ink work of Commodore Brewster. Seaboard Hot Air Line Touches Lonelyville. Communication between the mainland and this new colony is maintained by the Seaboard Hot Air Line, under a special franchise granted for a term of 999 years, and its motive power is gasoline, natural wind and gas with sometimes a wooden different vessels of the fleet. So far. no oar as assistant to the commander of the signs have been erected on the grass plots preventing landing or boarding parties on Sunday, although the colony Is within only three miles of Point o' Woods; visitors are welcome, It is understood, at all times The need of restrictions upon the members of the colony was evidently apparent. and a committe. after due deliberation, presented a set of rules and regulations i r the colony, which were unanimously adopted in the following form: "Whereas and wherefore. We, the undersigned able bodied citizens, being fully clothed and in our "igh (questioned) minds, do herefcy agre. subscribe, covenant and by these presents adopt the following constitution and bylaws for the municipality known as Lonelyville. situated op the Great South Beach, and bounded on the south by the Atlantic Ocean, on the north by the Great South Bay. on tn east by Fire Island Lighthouse, and on the west by the flab fao- torles. to wit: "No person or persons not of good moral character shall be permitted to dwell within the city limits. The settlers already established are herby proclaimed exempt from this regulation. No saloons, dives or gambling resorts shall bo permitted within a mil of any chur.-h or school house. - V The Si-'iatb day shall be strictly ob- ?ervd "? prerv pprson in sound bealtb . taking a bath There shall be no horse races cock fight or flremen'a tourna- ( mema on Sundays. '.'o building shall be erected without BY THE TIDES ON shoulders and at last one foot below the waist line. No Wild Animals Allowed. "No wild animals. BUch as lions, tigers, elephants, porpoises or whales shall be kept withlr the city limits. Horses, cowl and goat shall not be allowed to graze on the public parks. 'To preserve the democratic spirit of the community, no family shall keep more than six servant? nor more than two automobiles. There Bhall be no limit as to the numbs' of yachts. ; "No officer shall receive an compensation from the municipality for his services, nor shell be be Obliged to pay anything to retain his office. "The speed limit for automobiles and trotting horses shall be thirty miles an LONELYVILLE Sketched by an Artist hour. Pedestrians when on the speedway shall carry a bell, and colored lantern at night, and shall blow a horn at frequent intervals, so as to not interfere with aforesaid autos and horses. . "The Board of Aldermen shall be responsible and shall see that the tide rises and falls every day, and that the surf continues to roll in." From the outline of the colony's charter it must be Been that such important questions as the initiative and referendum, anti-betting laws, municipal ownership of publie and private utilities, suffrage for all sexes and other modern-day problems of legislators and' legislatures are but small as compared with the arduous duties exacted of residents of Lonelyville. The parliament of Lonelyville at the present day, from which there is no appeal, includes besides pater and mater Brewster, number one and two, and pater aud mator Raven and Clock, two smaller Brewsters belonging to Brother Carl three othf,r Brewsters aided and OUT ON LONG ISLAND. At Westhampton Beach a few days ago the village stage was upset while turning a corner and nine passengers, including several women, were tumbled about "quite several women, were tumbled about 'quite promiscuous like." No one was seriously injured, but the feelings of every one were decidedly ruffled The accident was due to a wheel catching in a deep furrow, the road being in process of repair. Among the occupants of the stage were several women- who had gone on a cottage- bunting expedition, and it Is possible that the accident may have dampened their enthusiasm over the village as a place of summer residence. Among the early arrivals for the season at Good Ground are the family of Fire Chief Edward Croker. whose country home there has been opened for the season. Long Island has no more ardent admirer than the strenuous head of Greater New York's Are service, and the chief l very popular with his fellow members of the Good Ground colony. Chief Croker relaxes when at his rural retreat and enjoys life to the utmost. Easthampton has a Jersey cow, Blythe- some Ada II. that has been distinguish ing herself. The records kept by her owner, n. M. Jones, show that Ada has produced in 180 days 6.368 pounds of milk, or 41S pounds of butter, and during the year produced 9.790 pounds of milk and became fresh twice during that time. An offer of $500 has been refused for the cow. Olive Dunn, holding the authentic record for one year, produced 6.401 poun ls of milk or 391 pounds of butter in ISO days. Mr. Jones baa received for the past year 1948 from seven cows His herd he bas owned from his boyhood days, he having raised each and every one. A fast vanishing type of pleasure boat is the original South Bay "cat" with its big mast located 'way up in the bow of the craft and Its immense spread of canvas. Those boats wers "man killers" In a blow, but how they could rail and how clov 'hej could lay to '"' 'ml The Tommy Dodd and P " owned a tHbvlon twn dcni!o : id sailed by irr veteran Pontb p ppers, are remembered by liun-ir.'. 4 ,f visitors there as the bigpeit r!n?s in 'lie na-boat l'n the! s-iiled t- ?o "h Bav The popular boat now Is a s!oo; or a smaller ,a'", w-i' rh- m?st 1 ,-r, afi and much easier to hand!". h!le having all the spepj more. of the original lype. if not If the South Side Is penetrated by a trolley line, as it mav he in Cme. th- fa mout South road will be exempt, except here and there a spot where it forms FAR ROCKAWAY OCEAN FRONT fffi ROOM WRY 8flY fill ED UP WO abetted by Commodore Brewster, six little Ravens and one additional Clock, known In the ordinary parlance as "children." When this high and mighty body meets In assembly, in the language of the small boy, "there Is somethin' doln'." What Lonelyville Beally Is. Joking aside, however, this select spot on the beach, which Includes about 100 acres, lies directly opposite Bay Shore, only a mile to the weBt of Ocean Beach and three miles west of Point o' Woods. It is an ldeaj spot, with a good harbor for boats, and. while purchased as a speculation a few years ago by .Mr. Clock of New Haven and a tew other residents of Bav Shore, is destined in a short time to become quite a settlement. The families located there devote their time to - BY - THE - BAY. as Yet Unknown to Fame. sailing, bathing, and between their yachts and bouses on the beach manage to got out of life the very best there is in it. The Brewsters and other families now located at "Lonelyville" are of old line Bay Shore families, prominent and popular in their home town. Carleton E. Brewster is now tax collector ef Isllp town, and his brother, Harry M., Is rear commodore of the Point o' Woods Yacht Club. AT THEBEDFOBD BRANCH. The men's meeting to-morrow afternoon at the Bedford Branch Y. M. C. A., Bedford avenue and Monroe street, will be addressed by the Rev. C. H. Priddy, pastor of St. John's M. E. Church. Dr. Prlddy's address will be entitled "Can We Thus Triumph?" Miss Ada Borden will be the soloist. The meeting will be held at 4 o'clock In the large reception corridor with accommodations for more than 200 men. All men are Invited the main street of some village. That Is the best of good news for all lovers of the charming thoroughfare, running along for miles in sight of the Great South Bay and lined on either side by the homes of families prominent in the social and political life of Greater Nov.- York. No thoroughfare in the state Is better known than the South, or Merrick road, and hundreds who know it only as they remember hiving ridden over It on a wheel when the bicycle craze was at its height wiil join with owners of property fronting it in rejoicing that Its picturesque stretches will not be given over to trolley tracks. Three prominent Long Island hotels have been burned during the past twelve months the Long Beach, the Brooklyn at Centre Moriches and the Shlnnecock Inn on-the famous hills bearing that name. A new, bigger and better Long Beach Hotel has been planned one as far superior to the original as that one was in advance of the first fisherman's hut erected on the sandy shore, and when It is completed the Long Beach of a decade ago will not be recognized in the resort that wealth and enterprise has planned, and which is now growing up on the ocean front. Other and belter hoslelrles will no doubt be built in due time at quaint Centre Moriches and on the wind swept Sbinnecock Hills. Long Island's line to city dwellers is so strong thai none who answer It will be left without accommodations, no matter to what section of the cltyl they may flock. 1 t While at court in Riverhead this week. Judge George F Stackpole of Riverhead told a joke on himself which was occasioned through a visit at one time, to Justice Jaycox. who was presiding at the trial term at Suffolk's County seat. "I am always an early riser,' said Justice Stackpole, "and in bis younger days It was a notorious fact that 'us-tice Jaycox liked to stay in bed mornings. In fact it was very hard work to get him out before 9 o'clock. One time he invited me to go Isliing with him. I went to Patchogue for the recreation. We were to start early in the morning I got up, but saw nothing of my host. I waited around a spell, and as he did not appear, I started out to see Patchogue by the early morning light. While strolling rather aimlessly about, a man approached, saying 'Bos, there's a place around the corner, if you're looking for a drink I laughed, but kept going. It seems r ie a fac that If anyone gets tip en'1 fn Patchogue ft is considered that h v.at bavrt rrawind out because he was ttv. so I dnn' blame Jutlgp lav. :rox tor staying in ren. now i ne Jette mint., man. so that when the farmer, of the story is that Judge Stackpole is j who. with the other threo men. was dis-and always has bppn one nf the mod eg- rusilnif th' qiies'ion of continuing the jgrpsive temperance Hii-l;'-rs in 'ii" 'H;nni guUT a hundred feet west, saw ii-ointy. fn of course h-- was not out '. a b:K to'ir ng inr i-oming at n tremendous early looking for the "pl.n aroiir.e the , ree,l tiipv houied to Boris who evi corner which opened early to accoinmo- date the dry ones. NEiVBERCh FORMED m 05? END ISLAND FAMi REMAIN INTACT Prices Offered a Not Many Owners Resist. Lure LACK0FHELPAN0THER CAUSE One Farmer Tells Why He Finally Sold Out It's a DrnmaMc Recital. There are very few of the old-time farmers on the north shore of Long Island who have kept their land inheritance intact. The offer of large prices for re-il estate In certain localities has proved a lure, and now dismembered colonial estates have become 'attractive settlements of varying size and quality. It is not altogether for mercenary reasons that farms are being sold. Education, on much broader lineB Is the order of the day. end tbe farmers' sons and daughters find more congenial and lucrative occupations and professions, and there are all sorts of tempting tnveit-ments offering big returns to men who Nor is this all." said a real estate riontpr whn fnp tvianlv vngra haa Iran! ' In touch with Long Island's phenomenal growm. ine iaDor question is a jaras- -. . nunoreo acres on wnicn nis miner am. granasire ra'sea caODagcs py tne ton. hav and oats, all kinds of fruit and bar- rels and barrels of potatoes, besides the yieldwhich represented the family living. .ne tew men wno continue on mose lines and need men to plow and plant, and .suy, lw ... uU,. nuu lu vvouu- aVlnrla n nmnntllnn i.iliU Ik. r.nl.lnm w.,u i.,e i, ..e auweu a u, .. prominent in the Gorman Lutheran of fine rolling country from a man whose churchi am, his gran(1ja.ighter. Miss Liz-family name Is historic. He and his old zl E Me9(,h 9ntertalning tno t.ompany ..v u ,..,U1.,,DU uu.r ,.-u a quaint, well-built we 1-kept house, aongB &nd lyrlo8. A band about two centuries old. He did not need Btringed ln8trumentl, aDd N. Gran. money; he never had. and he bad an ob- g9r and gQ gom(j st nate loyalty to family traditions and. cnoic muc Elabora(e refre,h. lots of sentiment. We bad been try ug . , K , , . ments, prepared by some of the for ten years to buy his farm, and each . . , . ... women present, were enjoyed dur ng a year increased our bid. And what do ,,, , ;,, ' Ti . .. , " . ... . , , ... lull ln the music. The delic ous anni-you-thmk nfluenced h m, final y? He had , , t .. . , . ' "au versary cake was made by Mrs. Dallas got worn out with pantomimic convprsa- , 0.K ,,,. ,h . , lion w.th Swedes. Italians and latterly 0f SUlh Crooklyn- th" "H" in the Poles and Hungarians. It wasn't a ques it'"lg btD tne work of her young son tion of experience or training. He had Robert, while the table decorations were simply do choice but the necessity of donated by Miss Nellie McGuin of Ja- hiring newly landed immigrants, the only malca Z'lZi iDZ l Uke th P"SU1 r WagC8 p"'' f tn company left for home at :;,. "c ' ,. the approach of dawn, while the others m h... 5'ea,r,l he reM)rned from stayed during Sunday, recalling old Manhattan with four men. utterly unlike times and singing hvmns. f.in ni f eV8r Tm!?'1' b,,t tllelr AftBr Pray9r by Herr Boldorf. Sunday ,nonK th ."id," aDd " 1!nKnrsg eD!er evening, the friends and relative, left ZZ encoyrZUdS hZ t0' J" Tha old ""P' "erte1 " soVrof nearf, n?J n for(80me of the most -njoyebl time, they -ver sort ot peaceful lifo. The youngest man ba,i wa3 the Interpreter for thp other three ..' . ,- v , who could cot speak won! of EngMsh' .."0 a"' M,"' T'l,,n?h" h"V" b""n and he did so only brokenly Idunt. of Jamal.-a bu four years, but "Boarding the farm men had always V", "VBC no.hLonf Jflnt,U f"r boux been a disagreeable contingency and twnlJr y""""' thu.y ha'"i ""tsevera. when it was stipulated In their engage- ,oa" a" Propr'otor. of the flushing mcnt that the four should board ilm- ,jo,:'1' n"'1 residents of College Point. solves and sleep outside the house, the farmer did uot mine know wU.ther to "u3,)anJ 1!t is vieraa or me demur or accept, but '.hilr acceptance of Clvil U ar- 1,llvl11 t""'n member or the comparatively low wages, and a certain St0'"1 N"ew Yorl Cavalry under the Interest about .he roea decided him to command of -John Kilpatrick. This corn-make a trial. pany was one of the most famous in the "The farmer believes they wore Hun- 518r- having taken pari to one hundred garlans. and they were evidently well and seventy-seven engagf-uii-n' s. Mr il edti'-ated, and. JudKinK from their shanplv linKhas: Joined the reglniPD' ;n Har ,'or.l. hands, unused to rough work: but thev ! decisively expressed a desire to bejr'osay Beeker to watch a company of in-'glvon a chance.' Th"y proved a won-fantry Itavn for tbe war Hp was tbe derfully good Investment. One of them I second member or thp first Connecti.-ui in the winter developed a skill with tools j company, compos. ng the New York Cav-and busied himself with carpenter work; jalry to enlist. He soon was appointed another proved to have been a mason, aa a veterinary, and was wound, .,1 f t. ,. and the four soon had the house and out- I ouiiQings in spienon oruer ! They were reticent and kept emirdy to themselves, but no muttpr ho - t-nr I they had worked, they always son -' 'o have time and Inclination for mgV ing and study, and they took tur.i ' going every night for their mall. h . h was suspiciously large. "They bad given orders for the post office to deliver only to one of their number. The farmer said he was not a curious man. and never troubled himself about such things as 'the way the other half of the world lived," but It gradually got on his nerves, aa if h were living j over a volcstio aril 'i nd cnm tn this fashion: "Tbe elder of Mie four bud tken ' upon hlnpeif to nmn ihe di" k.ii side the front lnwn. hl.-h rc-en: -j had gnllipd. and wa vn't; :iK m1,,.k ', hiuhwiy and picking up roadside ui!i" He ws snr.huy (leaf, and an ainni- denily did not hear, and the voting at the wheel, from sheer dviliry. wel, Mtb- out sounding a warning note, steered the car within grazing distance, and as the startled man jumped, he was hit In such a manner tnat he fell away from the car, Wiich was soon out of sight, a heartless peal of laughter floating back on the wind. "Boris was only stunned and soon revived and then, said the farmer, came a most dramatic scene. Each man turned in the direction the car had taken and though he could not understand the language, he knew they not only cursed the car and its thoughtless occupants, but they also registered some kind of a vow. "The whole thing was like a wierd religious ceremony and not at all comfortable for the man who listened. After they had finished, with great bitterness, the younger man said: ' 'Too many Idlers; too many too rich; too many kings; damned life.'" "The next morning the four appeared all ready for travel, and quietly, as a matter of course, asked for their wages to date, no more, no less; but they were going, and would not return. They made no expression of good will for the family who had treated them well In every particular, but with a curious, sub. dued Intensity seemed eager to get away. "This was the last straw of the bur-don of foreign laborer. The farmer came to me and said be would accept my last offer. There was altogether too much of the dratnntlo In I lie Latin races to suit a plain Long Island farmer, among the more intelligent, and the other ex-tieme. where stolid ignorance was like an adamantine wall to climb over, dally made his life a burden. " 'The nllens are too alien.' he said 'I can't get them assimilated, with the conditions of my life. I have ceased to be a farmer. I've always hankered after a 6hore front and sea food, now I'm going to buy a few acres somewhere on the south side and let the labor problem take care oi Itself. The simpler the life the better.' "And that Is how 1 got the farm into my hands; a good price for the owner and a satisfactory commission; my friend, the farmer, believes his four model farm hands were anarchists . In biding, and getting a little capital for some mlschlet and that the most mischievous lottery Is the modern foreign "abor." BUNGALOW COLONY PZ-ANBTED. It Is to B? Built in Pretty Patchogue Grove. Patchogue, L. I., April 11 A bungalow colony will soon be the latest addition to Patchogue's extending population. R. I. Gallucct of Corona having planned to erect a number of log buildings of this order on his recent purchase at East Patchogue. Mr. Galluccl has a plot of twenty-four acres on what is known as Pine Neck, adjoining Swan River, and has a fine grove of tall trees, which covers about ten acres. The bungalows will contain from four rooms up and rent for the summer from $150 upward. They will be planned to represent a real log cabin, with the rough bark of the tree on the outside giving it that appearance. These little houses will be a decided novelty on Long Island, especially in this section nnd will, undoubtedly, prove a big attraction for city families wanting to spend the slimmer in the country at a small cost. The situation is ideal, adjoining one of the most picturesque streams on the South Side. THIS MARRIAGE NO FAILURE Jamaica Couple's Happiness a Proof of Its Success. Mr. and Mrs. Henry S. Tilllnghast Had Unique Celebration of Their Golden Anniversary. JDe nmein anniversary or the mar riag( of Mr gnd M,.3 H(,nry A T1Ujng I . - nasi, ol la tnelton avenue, Jamaica, was cpk,bra(e(J ln uniuU(. TOftanP1. last Sat. urday night Apri 4 lne om coupic. who live alone in their cosy mtle coUage. ha(, rolim w.n(1 abou( 1() 0.,,lo(:ki lnev ncarJ voi(.eB ou, I . sine. ana. upon opening me door, were me, oy abou, flfty of lhair from ,amari. nrrin,,ivn n,,n,. p-,, n,i Jersey cityi la1()n wUb Kood thiD(?8 and presenta. The party had beQa p,ttnned by tnair 8on w A Tiilinghast. an elec I triclan, of South Brooklyn, and his wife in singing hy those present. Herr Boldorf I by the charmlna- rendition of fjrmnn Mr"' T""'h( &out 70- and her I'oun . whor" he had Kone a a uierp in next yoar above the eye. so badly tii.it ,p 0t the use of 'he ivc. While In :V arm he had a h'-v.rp H"ark of tuin:.'! and lost his hearir.g tn s-nne extent Fni" ihen he has been quite denf. H:s wife went South wltb hira. and for orne months ate-l as a volun'eer nura-j in S; Elizabeth's Hnspltal, Washington. D C. Mr. Tllllnghast was born In Pla ufleld. Conn.. In He married Mrs Tiling bast In 158 while teaching in Homos-dale. N J.. has been a 'cacin-r, ho'el man, a storekeeper and horsp dealer, and ha lived In several states dur.ng his long life Both h and his wife ar in the enjoyment of rigorous health. Mrs. Tlllnghas! has done considerable 'vr''!tiK tor loni papers. Slip was presi-deni of 'iie Woman's Hi I t Oirps nf the O. It in CoMeg. !-. nnd Is now a ni'-tiijer of the Jimn . -i rf'i.;,.tiil League. fl'ie mnuiolrum '-i,- -t,,. Tililnghast ! 'am lv has been t-e--e-ii ! v ,-reffe at a I cost of IW.00U in Evergreen Cemetery. , IMVnneld, Conn. The mausoleum was i er-eted In response to a request In the i will of C. E. Tlllinghast. Mr. THIingDaat'i ! le.-eased brother. There is room for ait nieiriurs of the Tillitigiiam fa:r.i - mi : t . beauiiful o.emor.al chapel for B' ;... il nil. I Hit I MEflTI IS YET FREE No Argument Yet on A;..,;eal From Certificate of Reasonable Doubt. DEED FORGERY THE CHARGE. Woodmerw lawyer Pound Guilty of Forging Wife's Name to Title) to Valuable Real Estate. fSpeclal to the Eegle.)v Mlneola, L. I., April 11 Although more than two years have elapsed since Benjamin E Valentine, a lawyer of Woodmere, was convicted of having uttered, offered and put off as true a forged deed, he is still at liberty, and there. seems no probability of his ever being sentenced. Th appeal taken by him from the judgment of oonvlctlon bas not been argued, and It Is uncertain when it will be. Valentlns has been at liberty, under, bail, on a certificate of reasonable doubt, granted by Justice Watson M. Rogers ot Watertown. who presided at the extraordinary term of Supreme Court, convened by direction of the late Governor Hlg-glns. At the trial Valentine's counsel, Timothy M. Grlffing. now county judge of Suffolk, moved before Justice Rogers at it commencement to dismiss the indictment on the ground that the Instrument did not specify the crime, as required by law. and, did not specify an act constituting a crime, if any was charged. Justice Rogers denied the motion, which was renewed at the conclusion of the people's side of the case. After a verdict had been rendered by the jury Counselor Grlffing moved for a new trial on the ground of uon-jurisdiction and, on the grounds contained in the original motion, to dsimiss the indictment. Justluo Rogers, addressing District Attorney Franklin A.'Coles at the time said: "Mr niaiei.t it...-- ...... 1-.--. ..... ,w niiuiiic. Lijtit Hi r aeriuur. questions raised regarding the Indictment against the defendant. If I denied the motion of Mr Grilling to dismiss, with perhaps a little more promptness than otherwise. I did so because, if I made an error, It could not be easily corrected." From the remarks of the Justice it wM inferred by many that he held doubts as to the legality of the indictment. Argument on thp alleged flaws in th Indictment was heard by Justice Rogers and then a certificate of reasonable doubt was granted. The Indictment against Valentine was found by a Grand Jury sitting at a term of Supremo Court when James P. Niemann was district attorney, prior to the Incumbency of District Attorney Coles. The Indictment was a left-over for Mr. Coles to dispose of District Attorney Coles, when asked recently why the appeal of Valentine had taken so long a tlinvv.lu-xoaio up for sr- gument, said that tbe delay had been caused by reason of the time consume! In getting the case on appeal printed, til testimony being very long, with a numbelt of exhibils. while there arose at Inter vals a question as to whether some of tbe testimony should go into the case on ap peal. Asked if there was any doubt as to whether the indictment ou which Valentine was tried and convirted would stand the test on appeal, the district attorney declined to express an opinloo. The case ugainst Valentine was one of the most peculiar in diameter, and the I our; i"riod between his conviction and argument of an appeal, has established a precedent in the annate ot Nassau County courts. The deed whii-h was involved In the ' case was recorded in the Nassau County clerk's office in 1!I0 seven years after It execution. It. purported to convey front Valentine's wife, Marie Antoinette Storrs Valentine, some years deceased, to Vl- enlnie's mother. Kllzubctb H. Valenti.e, also now deceased, seven lots In Cedar hurst, L. 1., and mining property In Placer County. California. Valentine appeared as subscribing witness to tbe deed. The property was of considerable value. At the trial, it was contended by Iho people, and sought to be proved by testimony Hint seven yars before Valentine filed the deed bearing the name of his wife, and alleged to be fraudulent and forged, sho had conveyed the Cedar-hurst property to S. I'. Hinckley, Valentine drawing up the contract. The deed filed In 1800. as stated, purported to convey the cauiu Cedarhural. property and the mining property in California from Valentine's wife, to his mother who was alive at the time of his trial, but was not a witness, she being 'very old woman. An action was brought to compel Vsl-eniiue to re-execute th" California deed, and the deed as it related to the Cedar-hurst property, which was set aside bv the late Supreme Court Justlee W umoo M. Smith, and the record of the county" clerk shows the revocation by order ot th court. " It was shown at the trial, concerning; the alleged fraudulent and forged deed. that Valentine was an important factor In the Cedarhurst company. In wnicn si moihcr and wife hold stock. He wa secretary of the compuny. had charre of the stocks, books, etc. The office of thu Cdnrhurst company was in his law ofllcy. It was contended. In the summing up of Valentine's counsel at the trial, that he held a pownr of attorney from hi wife and mother; and had interests ln their property snfi others No one but a crazy man or a rooi would bave offered such a deed as this alleiceil fraudulent document." were the words of Counselor Grilling, in the summing up for tl' accused lawyer. Handwriting experts Uavld N. rar-valho and W. J Kincsl, -y were Important wltnosses for the people in the case ugninst valentine, and they teHtiiier! tnat th signature, "Marie A. ,ilent:ne was not the same us specimens of Mrs. Val entine's handwriting submitted to them. Tlicv considered the signature on tho -!,--d a bundled itu'tarion nf th Pennine, a-:d iitif.ed cpr'a:;i e ran ires which, th-y :,rl:it--I !a.:nie-d it without doubt as a r.rK-ry vt. e his i 'itivict ion Valentine hs !.'-. f.vihK UietlV 111 Wiioimcrp. H's ,)1M lied his conviction, , cuter of her ti ni :i Ill.'l.lor j iirr. Mar-iti'it to pre-i. - ers testa-i in V:u. how-,-i Itpccntly were revoked e biivifig the it one of his "Cited admin-liie er.tate not tr , I i;e made ),; 1 efjrt i, 1 .,f it. Vi ill, til ' c:ir,- hr-imth 'iiii'i1'1!, 1 i tr 'n oetn n-i'i; 11 mcnlarv 'I h, y were cr;iiii "vcr. l.v S' irr',y.T- ' i te ie'-e-H on tile gr-i ,)f ! Vcri eiiid 'if .IKHHil' convict inn ma cried da'ich' m tn nf strtor of tr!!Oli yet settled Whether Valentine ran guilty of placing his "lie n ssnatur,, on the deed or not. as the Jnrv deeded he wus. thu questions arise- In the Indictment again; hnn good VMI l( stand the test of an appeal? I Hn'rlet ttorov Coles afraid that 't will not? Valentine does r.ot, so rar ss bis phy slcal appearances Indicate, appear to be worrying over his conviction, or that he will be obligid to serve a term Id prison, H is nearly 6a years of age. and the last ime he was seen at the Court Houae here, which was recently, he looked t I- in a sjjJ state of health.

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