The Brooklyn Daily Eagle from Brooklyn, New York on May 9, 1908 · Page 19
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DAILY EAG PICTURE SECTION REAL ESTATE SPORTING LONG. ISLAND PICTURE SECTION REAL ESTATE SPORTING LONG ISLAND NEW YORK CITY. SATURDAY. MAY 9. 1908. THREE CEXTS. THEBROOKL LE "GIVE OS HOME RULE," CIEN COIE PEOPLE CRY A to Incorporation Party . Seeks Control the Affairs of the Village. DENY A BIG TAX INCREASE. Vote to Be Taken Between 1 P.M. and Sunset on Tuesday Both Sides Confident. (Special to the. Eagle.) Glen Cove, L. I., May 9 The time for the question of incorporation to be decided is drawing near. So far as thf. situation can be reckoned with, the chances for a favorable vote are good although the anti-incorporatlonists have made strenuous efforts during the past few days to make up for lSst time and to crowd Into a few days all the arguments they have been able to gather to Influence the taxpayers to vote againstl the measure. The question will be decided on Tuesday, between 1 P.M. and sundown. The voting will be exceedingly simple, the ballots being slips of paper, containing only the words, "For Incorporation" and "Against Incorporation." There will be no possibility of any one making a mistake or spoiling their ballots. The vote will be very easy to count, too, and the result will probably be known within two hours after the polls close. Whether the inspectors of election will be the supervisor and the town clerk, or only one of these, with an assistant chosen from the Glen Cove people, or two inspectors chosen from Glen Cove, Is not yet known. Fight Hot on Eoth Sides. The fight, has been hot and heavy on both sides. The village has been flooded with literature, some of it calculated to show that incorporation will benefit the village without largely increasing taxation, and some pointing out the terrible condition of incorporated villages, struggling along under a burden of debt and disgust, which fornfer they are slowly paying off. it is true. The anti-incorpora-tlonists' chief plea is the assurance that Incorporation will bury Glen Cove village under a load of bonded indebtedness, without, according to the printed statements, giving the village anything to show for it more than It has got now. The Sea Cliff bugbear, without which the antls would be almost at a loss for material. Is made the most of, the neighboring village being held up at every point to show the awful consequences of incorporation. The incorporatlonlsts have, so far, met every argument offered by the . opposition, and claim to have disposed of it. At to-night's meeting of the antls a Northport lawyer is to come and tell what terrible conditions exist in that in corporated village., while Dr. William J. Burns, a former Sea Cliff Vesident, will repeat the oft-told tale of Sea Cliff's woes. It is understood that plans are under way to have at the meeting next Monday night a Speaker from Northport And one from Sea Cliff, who will show that, if the people of these places are wretched and debt-ridden, they have yet to learn it. Tammany Said to Have Sent Funds to Aid the Opposition. In the meantime, other methods are being practiced for the gaining of votes. Yesterday it was stated positively in the village that, not only the Glen Cove politicians, but those "higher up," were so determined that Glen Cove should not get out of the clutches of the Town of Oyster Bay that money, which seemed to be scarce among the antis, had been sent from Tammany Hall, in New York, to fight the issue, and that ho less a person than the Tammany chief had declared that "Incorporation for Glen Cove must be beaten." Other powers that be, and that are likely not to be if Incorporation goes through, are. it s said, resorting to doubtful methods to secure votes which can be depended upon to be cast against Incorporation. The incorporation movement is being led by men of well-known conservatism, none of whom can be classed as politicians, and not one of whom cquld, by any stretch of the imagination, be regarded as being Interested in the measure for any personal benefit. The antl-lncirpora-tlonists, on the other hand, are so unfortunate as to have in their front ranks men who are recognized as politicians. This fact has caused some to ask, "What is there in the defeat of incorporation for those men?" Water Is the Main Issue. The main Issue in the incorporation question is water. The people of the Tillage strongly resent the way they were treated by the Town Board in the water contract deal. Their grievance Is not against the water company, but against the Town Board, which, being elected to serve the interests of the people, looked after those of 4he corporation, instead. It is safe to say that the water question has earned many votes for incorporation. The sewer question is alBO a factor, for although members of the town board have denied any knowledge of a plan to apply for a sewer franchise, the fact remains that there is such a' plan, and that It has proceeded so far that a blue print map has been made of the sewer district. A TYPICAL GLEN COVE COUNTRY HOUSE. t . f s lw V Sr.- F " w r 1 . f;2Sfc.i?3 few Villa and Part of Italian Gardens of S. Cglony. 1 ' I Y, K - 8" p. r 1-5 !kjl-MS." If Glen Cove incorporates, the map will probably become waste paper. If it does not, the blue print will be heard from In the town board, even though the plan to present U while the matter , was still undecided may have been upset by the unexpected publicity given it. . Police protection, proper health protection, a public garbage collection and street sprinkling, are some of the thing! which the people of Glen Cove need, and which they believe they will get if Incor-porated. The fear that the getting of jthem would entail the raising of such a large sum o( money that the small taxpayers will not be able to bear the burden, Is the one 'thing which may defeat the measure. Some Leading Men Tell Why They Are for Incorporation. Paul H. Grimm, one of Glen Cove's best known reoidents and for many years a business man here, was asked how he came to take an Interest In the incorporation movement. Mr. Grimm said: "The slack way in which the town officials conducted the public business was one reason why I became interested in the question. This was one of them: A bid ot $14 was made by the Glen Cove Light and Power Company to furnish lights for District No. 4. The bid carried conditions with it. It provided for a rebate In, case of the fights being out. It provided a penalty which the company was to pay if any light was out more than one night. It offered other protection to the town board and the taxpayers. The bid was relected. and that of the Nassau Light and Power Company, which bid $13 a light, with absolutely no safeguards or penalties, accepted. As a consequence, the quality of the light was cut down to meet the cut in price, and when the people complained they were told to ask for more lamps. Instead of insisting on the quality of the light being kept up, the town board granted a request for more lamps, and the cost of lighting was very largely Increased. ''Water is a good thing, and the Nassau Water Company furnishes good water. But we don't like the metnod by which it was forced upon us. After promising the people of Glen Cove a hearing in the matter, the water franchise was renewed without the people having a chance to express their opinion. We do not want the same kind of conditions to prevail with regard to a sewer district. Neither do we relish the miserable way in which our trnllev franchise was given. Other villages derive benefits from their trolley franchises. Glen cove gets notning. Bugbear of Higher Rents Raised. "If the opponents of . incorporation would come 'out in a square and fair way and meet us in open argument, it woull be a good ,hing for both sides, because there must be two sides to every question. But when" the opposition resorts to such palpable misrepresentations there is no room for open discussion. For ex-amplei People who formerly worked for me have come to me and begged me not to assist in the incorporation movement, as they had been told that their rents would be raised If Incorporation went through. High taxes and high rents are being prophesied by the anti-incorpora- tionists. They say notning at ail aoout the increased prosperity which incorpora tion would be likely to bring for tne working man. Incorporation would in crease the population, which means more houses to build, more laboring work to do. Every mechanic alive to his own in terests ought to favor incorporation for these, if for no other reasons. Personally, I am.very willing to pay my share of any increased taxation which may follow Incorporation. It will be easy to figure out how much this increased cost will be hv taklne the school tax for last year. when $24,000 was raised, figuring out how much It cost and men now mucn it wouia cost if a third of that amount had to be raised for village expenses. . ---"I distrust the motive lurking under the opposition, which comes almost entirely from the politicians. They . say that Glen Cove must Incorporate some time, but not now. It may be that there are more worlds to conquer, or, to be literal, more districts to be secured. When there is nothing left to get, perhaps the politicians will decide that it is time for Glen Cove to incorporate and to adopt the municipal ownership plan. Then the holders of those nice little franchises would be called upon to sell out their holdings to the village. Of course, they would not charge an exorbitant price, but equally, of course, they would not sell for nothing." Why Charles P. Valentine Is for Incorporation. Charles P. Valentine; one of the most earnest workers for incorporation, says "The granting of the water contract was the chief thing which started me to work for Incorporation. About five years ago the town board granted a private water company a franchise to supply this school district with water. They had the right to make any charges they wished to private parties, and the vll lage was hound to pay them $30 annu ally for each fire hydrant. Hydrants were placed in some cases in front of vacant lots, where there was no prop erty to protect. After the first fire, where there was a woful lack of pres sure, we found that there was no clause In the agreement compelling the com pany to furnish any power at all. Nei ther was it required to furnish water for street sprinkling. The franchise was lit erally given away. Two yesrs before the contract expired the fire commissioners got a promise of a hearing when an ap plication was made for renewal. A re newal of the contract was gotten from the town board one year before the old contract expired. The supervisor want ed the fire commissioners to have the hearing promised, but a local member of the town board used his influence to Jam the measure through and succeeded Here was a franchise which not only af fected the pockets of the taxpayers, but the lives and property of all. given out without the knowledge of any person in Glen Cove except those interested in the water company. If the town board had held Its meetings here, this thins: could not have happened. As it Is, it is sufficient to make many of our best people strong incorporatlonlsts. ' The report is current, but cannot be actually verified, that in order to secure a vote adverse to Incorporation some ot the financial and other, corporations have 1 made numerous transfers of stock to in dividuals, who thus become liable to assessment for personal property and who have been put on the tax roll as such The general opinion among those who have heard the rumor and inquired into it Is that It may be well fonuded, but, as stated, It canot be proved. -J.'-- : I'ZLj D. Brewster, at the orth Country t,& iLi mum n 11. r m I E QUEENS SCHOOL NEEDS FIRE PROTECTION No. 45, in South Jamaica, Has No Water Supply at All. IT IS FAR FROM ANY HYDRANT. One Fire Extinguisher in Six Booms and a Few Scattered Pails of Water. Since the terrible catastrophe of March 4, in North Colllnwood, Ohio, in which one hundred and seventy little children lost their lives by the burning of the Lake View public school, the local board of the Forty-third district of Queens, the parents of school children and the general public in that section have been scrutinizing closely conditions surrounding the children housed In the various school buildings in that district, and have been constantly suggesting improvements in the system of protection. Perhaps the greatest agitation upon the part of the parents for improved fire protection has been that made in the case of School No: 46, with its two hundred and fifty scholars. This school, which is situated on the Three Mile road, near South RockSway road, South Jamaica, and is from one-quarter to one-half mile from any running water connection, would almost inevitably be doomed to complete destruction in case a fire gained an headway. It Is a two story frame building containing six rooms. There )s one fire extinguisher In the building. The only water available comes from a pump in the cellar, connected with a .well, the janitor carrying to the class rooms a half dozen pails of water daily for drinking purposes. While there is a Brooklyn water supply station a few hundred yards distant. -there Is no way at present to connect the fire hose with the water mains there, and the nearest street hydrant is at an impossible distance away for purposes of extinguishment. Furthermore, pump water Is used in making steam for heating the building. In other regards, it may be said, the building is as safe as it can be made, as there are five exits to the six rooms, all the doors open outward, and none are locked during the school hours. And yet the fact that a fire once start ed, could not be extinguished by the use of running wnter is considered by many of the school board and tho parents, a grave danger. The attendance at tho school Is Increasing weekly, one week alone there being an increase of thirty pupils from three families who just moved into the neighborhood, each of whom has ten children of school age. Mr. Hlgbie, the Democratic leader of the district, and Miss Ida Ward, the principal of the school, have been trying to obtain running water for the school for several years past, and a number of petitions have been sent to the authorities. Dr. E. U Dillman, secretary of the Forty-third District Board, asserted that the board had passpd resolutions time and again, sending them to the central board and the Queens Borough government, asking for an extension of the main, so as to protect the school, but no relief seems at hand. The chief reason for this failure to extend the main either down Rockaway avenue or along Locust avenue to the school is alleged to be the fact that the water supply of that district is In charge of the Jamaica Water Supply Company, a private corporation, which has not as yel found it a business proposition to extend the pipes In that vicinity. When seen by an Eagle reporter, Charles Lockwood, president of the company, said that until the population became greater in that section it would be impossible to bring water to the school. "We are not required to extend the pipes until we can place fifteen water hydrants a mile, and In this case, we would have to place the pumps in the cornfields. There are many more thickly settled portions of the territory needing water worse than this. Most of the residents would continue to use well water, which they can secure within six feet of the surface. The agitation is started oy real estate speculators who want to boost the value of their property. Even if there is a school there, we can't afford to lay some miles of pipes to supply It." The only manner in which relief may here be expected seems to be by inducing the city to appropriate Borne extra money as an Incentive to the private company to extend its pipes. "This," said Dr. Dillman, "might cost some hundreds of dollars, but the increased safety ot the children, I think, would justify it. Everything should be done to prevent the recurrence of such a holocaust as that In Ohio. It might be possible, temporarily, on tho other hand, to make eonie special arrangements in case of emergency to obtain water from the city station near OUT ON LONG ISLAND. A Westhampton woman, wearing one of the season's new hats, went to church on Sunday. Service over, Bhe started for home, but alack and alas, and again alack, the homeward way led bcr against a brisk wind, and to make the Journey with that hat on, she found impossible. She was forced to seek shelter for her headgear in the parsonage and returned home hatless. Next day a calm prevailed and she got her hat and wore it home. ' Henry P. Hedges, the grand old man of Suffolk County, whoBe bench he once occupied, is now, at 93, engaged In writing a history of Sag Harbor during the Civil War Judge Hedges' home is at Brldge-hampton. He is well preserved physically and mentally, and is famous as an apostle of total abstinence and for his sturdy devotion to the tenets of the Presbyterian faith and the principles of the Republican party. Thor an some auecr names of high ways in Suffolk County. Gingerbread lane is in Easthampton; joo s ana win in Southampton, the Granny ana Morse-block roads are in Brookhaven and In Islip is the Candlewood road. A highway in Babylon town was for generations i na atreet. nut mLLmiy a euphonious title has been adopted. Each of these names has Its own significance, but comparatively few of the present generation know what they really mean or how they came to be bestowed. Alhert R. Norton, of Selden, whom many Brooklyn devotees of the bicycle in the halcyon days of the bicycle will remember as the proprietor of a quaint little wheelmen's rest on the cross Island cvcln oath from Patchogue to Port Jef ferson, carries with him at all times a penny minted the year he was born 1833. He is much attached, to It and never leaves it "in his other -clothes." Hecentlv he found in his poultry yard another cent of the coinage of 1828. Mr. Norton used to be famous as a grower oi melons, raising on his Selden farm some choice specimens that attracted much notice at the country fairs. A curious and somewhat pathetic co incidence is found at Riverhead. whore former Senator Edward Hawkins, of Jnmesport, now nearly 80 years of agi?. Is connnod to his room at Ihe home of his son-in-law. E. H. Albertson. Nearby at the home of another son-in-law. Surrogate Joseph M. Belford. Is Mrs. Hawkins, who has been an invalid for 0 3arly six months. Mr. Hawkins 1 a Demo by. A large Increase of population in that section would also bring the running water." "The Jamaica Water Supply Company's mains are more than a mile from Public School No. 45, and. as there are so few houses in the vicinity of the school, there Is no Immediate prospect of the water mains being extended. "However, plans and specifications for a tank and pump which will supply water to all parts of the building are ready and the work will be done this summer." The Springfield school, hitherto without water, will secure it by fall. The Little Neck school, which Is smaller than No. 45, ts yet to receive running water. But the most crying need, according to Dr. Dillman, of the twenty-two schools In his district is an adequate system of alarm for fire drills and actual fires. "As It Is at present, or as it was when I last visited the schools," the doctor said, "there was only one kind of alarm given, whether the fire was near the north, south, east or west entrance. A fire might be raging right in front of the north entrance to a school. An alarm Is given, and part of the children, as In the fire drills, walk toward the south entrance and the rest toward the north entrance, perhaps right into the fire. I consider that it is of the most vital importance that where there are two or more egresses there should be different signals which tell Instantly to teachers and scholars near what entrance the fire Is burning, and therefore what entrance to avoid and what one to march out of. I suggested this change of signals to a number of principals some time ago, and they said they had never thought of such a thing! They seemed astonished at the proposition but promised to work out some such system. I believe that the safety of the children demands this change, and I am going to push tt until it is adopted." During the last year the board has been actively at work making many changes in the schools. "We are having fire extinguishers placed upon every floor of the school buildings," said Dr. Dillman. "We found that some of the doors In our buildings opened Inward, and we have seen that they were changed. We have placed fire escapes in every schoolhouse which needs them. We have had adequate money for improvement in the schools this year, and have done everything we could to increase the safety and comfort of the scholars." . $500,000 ROCKAWAY MANSION Heinsheimer Villa, on Site of Louis Bossert's Former Home, a Palace in Size and Luxuriousness. Down at Far Rockaway a mansion that is being built for Louis A. Heinsheimer, a New York banker, and will represent when finished an outlay of more than L. A. Heinsheimer Mansion, Far Roc kaway.' $500,000, is ncarlng completion. The man sion is being built at the most northern ooint of the Bayswater section, known as Breezy Point, and occupies the site of the former summer home of Louis Bossert of Brooklyn, who disposed of it after he had purchased the James Hazen Hyde property at Islip. Mr. Heimsheimer has had all the old buildings removed and a large bulkhead built around the property, which is bounded on three sides by Jamaica Bay. Several acres of land were reclaimed from the bay and the sand pumped from the bay bottom made a navigable channel In front of the property. The house Is built entirely of granite and marbJe and is of very pretty .design, containing many novel architectural fea tures. It Is two and a half stories nign, has a length of about 175 feet and varies In width from 50 to 75 feet. The Interior is like a palace, grand wide marble staircases leading from a great reception hall The dining rooms, parlors, bed chambers and reception rooms are all finished in heavy woodwork and carvings, and the conservatory is at the southern end. The grounds are being laid out In fine lawns and flower beds, with wide serpentine paths leading through them. It Is one of tho finest residences on Long Island. crat, and in 1890-91 served as a senator from the first district. At the previous session his twin brother, Simeon S. Hawkins, since deceased, was the representative of the first district in the senate, having defeated Edward. There are not a great many people at Fort Salonga, near Commack, the home of Senator Carll S. Burr, but what they lack in numbers they make up In determination. They are among the senator's nearest neighbors many are his personal friends but that did not prevent them from assembling in mass meeting and rebuking the senator for his vote on the Agnew-Hart bill. Tho rebuke took the form of a preamble and several resolutions, two of which are quoted below: "Be it resolved: By us in mass meeting assembled, that we blush for his action, and we keenly and deeply feel the sbame and mortification which such vote has cast upon this constituency, and we hasten through this voluntary assemblage, to assure the governor and the people of this state that Carll S. Burr, jr., in casting that vote did not represent the will or in any wise the wishes of the majority of this constituency. "Resolved further, That we send to Carll S. Burr. Jr., a written representa tion that It Is the ardent and unanimous desire of thiB assemblage, that when the anti-gambling bill reappears in the Ben-ate for re-passage, that he cast his vote for it." ' The queer assortment of articles pur chased by some of the eastern Long Islanders in Manhattan and Brooklyn while in the city on the recent annual spring excursion was noticeable and in some instances rather amuBing. Here's a sample: When two Polish' men from Calverton returned from the city they each lugged along with them two very fancy and gayly colored trimmed hats for women members of their family: each had a larze demilohn of whisky, a quart bottle of wine, a box of candies, a ! suit of overalls and each likewise had ' two plaster images representing some Bible character. By the time the Calverton station was reached tho hat boxe.i were badly demolished, showing the fancy decked headgear and the paper had dropped from the images; then they ven-wrapped in the overalls. While getting io the station platform the men fw-k-d th. images under their arms, stufeil i quart bottles In thplr po'kcts an i grabbed a big demijohn in onf han l i the hat boxes In the o'her, an 1 In I'.i ; way made a more or 1pjs kUMv rti- , trance inti their domiciles, to the ex- ; ceedlng joy of those who jad remained j at home. I IT OF SUFFOLK' TIM OF WATER COMMISSION Babylon Office the Only One Now Maintained in That County. FREEP0RTTHE HEADQUARTERS Experimental Wells to Be Sunk at Bay Side, In Queens Tests in Suffolk Satisfactory. (Special to the Eagle.) Patchogue, L. I.. May 9 The engineer-and office force of the New York Water Supply Commission, which have been stationed at Patchogue for a year and a half past, moved on Thursday to the onlce at Freeport, from wnicn place the entire work of the commission on Long Island will later be done. It Is contemplated to soon abandon the Jamaica office and. while the cry Is now "out of Suffolk," the Babylon office will be maintained for a short time. With the withdrawal of the commission's force of men from Patchogue, however, the work In SufTolk is practically finished for the present, at least. The leaving of the water Investigators will be regretted hereabouts, as the attaches of the office and field force have made many friends here, and especially by the business men of the village, as at least $50,000 have been spent in and about Patchogue during their stay. The offices at Centre Moriches and Eastport, while not as' largely productive to the business men of those places, left quite a sum of money thereabouts. This also applies to the Babylon office of the commission. The water investigators finished the driving of their deep well at Brookhaven some time ago, after reaching a depth of 931 feet, and Intended to drive another well at Centre Moriches. The plan of putting down a well at Centre Moriches has since been abandoned, however, and, instead, the entire outfit has been, or will be moved to Bay Side, in Queens, for experimental driving there. The well sunk at Brookhaven was the j. ,!., i. , A-t., , !,. I sixty miles at a cost for runn ng ex-deepest that has been driven in the I ' nf .. .. nrrtin!lr,,v h ,.,. series of these so-called stove-pipe California wells on the Island, but the water obtained was not as good as found at Patchogue, where a depth of some 800 odd feet was reached. At Patchogue fine samples were found that gave every indication of a boundless supply from the subterranean streams. The investigators believe there Is a well defined Bupply of water on Long Island underneath the several strata that can be obtained without interfering with the local supply, and the men on the spot say that all that is necessary is to educate the residents of the Island to this fact, and then there would be no serious objection to the greater city coming out on the island for part of Its water supply. The difference In the mode of Brooklyn and the Borough of Manhattan In seeking to establish its line of pipes on Long Island was explained by one of the Investigators the other day. He said that where the Brooklyn water men pushed their way out on the Island anywhere, through thickly settled communities, etc., the Manhattan method was to keep away from the large places and go through sparsely settled sections. By the latter plan all possible contamination from local sewage was prevented, the assistance of the adjoining property owners and residents was quite readily obtained, while the expense of acquiring rights of way was considerably lessened. As yet, the commission, which has obtained nearly all the data It needs on the source of supply on Long Island, has not done anything toward laying out a route for its conduits, in case it is shown that necessity requires laying of mains on the island. This work of securing property, and making general surveys, would require at least a year, while tho commission expects to consume another year In well driving and making other Investigations at the west end of the island as to the source of supply. $200 FB.0M MBS. SAGE. (Special to the Eagle.) Sag Harbor, L. I., May 9 Toward the expensen of the home-coming eelehratlon. May 25-30, donations have been received by the village president as follows: For general expenses, Mrs. Russell Sage, $100; Mrs. James Herman Aldrich, $1')0; for new band uniforms, Mrs. Russell Sage, $100. J A. 4. .4 -- . ; r Jf 'k t It 4 1 1. . .. i 'i JT, 9 - .Y LUMBER FIRM BANKRUPT. Troubles of Moriches Concern Date From Hotel Brooklyn Fire. (Special to the Eagle.) Centre Moriches, L. I., May 9 Bishop & Hallock, lumber dealers here, have filed a petition in bankruptcy, with nom inal assets of between $60,000 and $70.-1 000, and liabilities aggregating upward ; of $90,000. Lloyd M. Howell, a Brooklyn j lawyer, has been appointed receiver and j the bonds were fixed at lb.QGO. The firm Is composed of George E. Hal-lock and his son. Arthur B. Hallock. a banker here. The senior member of the firm was the owner of the Hotel Brooklyn, a large summer hotel here, burned last summer. There was little insurance on the bote! and Mr. Hallock's loss was large. Since then poor collections have embarrassed the firm still more. EAST END FOLK COMPLAIN. Do Not Like Present Train Schedule Between Patchogue and Babylon Too Many Stops. (Special to the Eagle.) Southampton, L. I., May 9 Residents and buslneBS men of Patchogue and other villages to the east are complaining of the action of the Long Island Railroad Company in abandoning the former excellent express train service adopted by the railroad management for the benefit of the east end of the island. This complaint Is founded on the fact that certain trains which made all stops east between Amagansett and Patchogue and then ran express through to Babylon, making no stops, and then .express from Babylon to Jamaica, are making stops, not scheduled, between Patchogue and Babylon. The original service was greatly appreciated by the east enders, but of late there has been considerable grumbling, because of the stopping of these express trains at .stations between Patchogue and Babylon. It is believed by the east end people that the train service given the villages between Patchogue and Babylon Is sufficient, and so much better than that given the east end that the special express train service of the latter section should not be interfered with by the villages between Patchogue and Babylon. It is contended that the railroad company has been giving the Intermediate villages between Patchogue and Babylon double service in running two trains, one immediately after the other, to accommodate the travel east and west, night and morning, and that the express train servlceof the east end should not be stopped. It Is further claimed that if the intermediate villages between Patchogue and Babylon keep asking for the stopping of special east end express trains at their stations, It will finally compel the railroad company to return to the old system of but one train and make It a local between Patchogue and Bnbylon, thus depriving the east end of Its good train service. DRUMMER AND AUTO. Long Island .Commercial Traveler Finds Motor Car a Time and Money Saver. (Special to the Eagle.) Rivorhead, L. I., May 9. From performance ot a runabout car In the two days this week on eastern Long iBland, drummers say it Is now an assured fact that nn automobile is the only feasible method of "doing the island" while looking for orders from country merchants. W. C. Salmon of Peconlc bought a 22 horse-power runabout In Riverhoad on Monday, and Immediately started on his regular route. Monday he covered about ',... , , , 1 ..UM pelied to hire carriages to a considerable extent, beside riding on railroad trains, and the half of his trip covered Monday for $1.15 ordinarily cost him $7.50. Therefore he was a day ahead up to Monday nlght.,hls expenses were greatly reduced and. he had received more orders. Tuesday he completed his tour of his district, making In the two days 1(!2 miles at a cost of $3.25, which ordinarily cost him $16. The whole trip had previously required four daya. Beside the reduced expense account he had replaced a long, tedious, uninteresting trip by a pleasant automobile tour, and had visited more stores and got more orders. During his trip, however, Mr. Salmon learned something about the vagaries of new roads, hitherto unexplored. On the way back to Rlverhead on Tuesday afternoon someone told him there was a short cut by way of Moriches and Manor "good roads all the way." they said. Accordingly when Moriches was reached tho car was put across to Manor, Instead of going all the way around by way of East Quogue and Flanders. Tho road to Manor was good enough, but from Manor east toward Rlverhead it was quite bad. Finally a place whore two roads met was reached. One looked sandy and the other had been newly built. "Guess we'll try tho new one," said Salmon. This was about five miles from Rlverhead. The car was kept going pretty lively. The road got worse nnd there seemed to be no end to it. When the end did come in sight Mr. Salmon found himself back In Eastport, on the south side of the Island, Instead of In Rlverhead, where he thought he would fetch up. Hp had gone about twenty-five miles out of his way. "WAS SWEDENBOBQ A SEEEP" Tho Rev. Julian Kennedy Smyth's third lecture on Swedenborg will be delivered at the Church of the New Jerusalem, Monroe place and Clark street, Brooklyn, on Sunday evening at 8 o'clock. Mr. Smyth's topic for the evening will be, "Was Swedenborg a Seer?" This question will 6e essentially Interesting to those who have followed the prior lectures and appreciate th character and !i-.!i'll''ctunl labors of the man that Dr. Smyth is describing. In 'he morning the Rev. John W. Slnckwnll of Chicago will preach on "The Vision of the Soul." VOLUNTEER LIFE SAVING Waldorf Division, U. S. Vol., L. S. C, on Du;y at Rockaway Beach. VOLUNTEER LIFE CREWS LEAD STRENUOUS LIFE Existence Not One of , Mere Pleasure, as Some May Suppose. MUSTALWAYS BE IN CONDITION Members of Corps Work Hard Winter to Be Ready for the Activities of Summer. in To the thousands of bathers at Rock-away Beach during tho summer ' months the life guards are looked upon by many as merely employes of the bathing master. Further than this they perhaps do not consider the hardy fellows who are always ready to risk their lives in an effort to save an imperiled bather from a watery grave. The life of the life guard Is not altogether one of pleasure, or aim-ply lying In the Band on the beach with a pretty summer girl at his side. While the bathers are sitting in steam-heated flats or basking In the sunshine in the tropics during the winter, the life guards are holding regular drills and are, attending lectures on first aid to the injured, so as to fit them for the next season's work among the breakers. Down at Rockaway Beach there is located a division of the United States Volunteer Life Saving Corps. It is known as the Waldorf Division, and was organ'zed about two years go. At first the corps had merely a tent as headquarters, but in the first year of its existence it made such a fine record that tho headquarters of the corps In Manhattan awakened to the possibilities or the Waldorf Division and assisted it in procuring a house, which is situated at the foot of Wygand place and the ocean front, In the West Arverno section of the beach. The corps was provided with a surf boat and full, equipment, and now has a membership of thirty well trained young men. During the winter, monthly drills are held in front of he house and semi-monthly lectures on first aid are given. In the summer the drills are held weekly, and the carps Is put through various tests by officers from Manhattan headquarters. The corps also Indulges in athletic sports of various kinds throughout the year, so as to keep its members in good trim. Drills in the surf with the life boat are under the direction of Vice Commodore William Minnis and Dr. A. Klein. The officers of the Waldorf Division ars: Vice commodore, William Minnie; captain, C. Walton; lieutenant surgaon, Dr. A. Klein; boatswain. J. Hanley; quartermaster, H. Wllkenloh; first lieutenant, J. Spellman; second lieutenant, J. Sprague; third lieutenant. E. Edolsteln. The corps Is divided into five crews, the captain being In charge of the first crew. At the recent Sportsmen's Show, at Madison Square Garden, tho division carritd olT the banner In the Volunteer Life Saving exhibition, and several of the members won Individual medals for life saving work and in the swimming races. JEHU TRUST "BUSTED." Patchogue Trustees Put Official Foot Down and Declare for S-Cent Par to Bay Front. . (Special to the Eagle.) Tatchogue, L. I., May 9 The Patchogue village trustees have Just passed an ordi nance regulating the rates of fare to be charged by drivers of public vehlcler, and which meets with the popular approval, though It docs not prove as popular with the drivers. The ordinance says that from June I to October 1 In each year no driver, owner or loBseo of any stago or other vehicle for hire shall charge more than S cents as fare for one person for one continuous rido to or from the Intersection of Ocean avenuo and Main street to- th village limits In any direction, except for tho carrying of passengers to and from the railroad depot, or where the driver of tho vehicle Is obliged to deviate from his accustomed line of travel, in which case the faro shall not be more than 10 cents for each passenger for one continuous rido. Where special or unusual service Is required, then tho driver of Ihe vehicle may exact a greater fare than 6 or 10 cents, but evert then the charge shall be fair and reasonable. This ordinance Is popular because it will prevent tho stage drivers from keeping people from reaching the bay, as last year, by demanding a fare of 10 cents for each passenger carried thither. Until last year, the usual fare was 5 cents, which allowed everybody to take a drive to the shore. With a 10-eent fare the stage drivers claimed that while fewer ' people rode they made more money with less trouble, but there were many persons who failed to sen the bay during that season. The 10-cent fare was prohibitive tc women and children It, mod-, erate circumstances, and others who could not undertake to walk both ways. To Ihe bay from Main street Is a distance of a milo and a quarter. The.Btagn drivers gave as one reason why their fare was raised that the nrle.e of horses and grain was high, and further mat tne expected trolley would drive them out of business. Last spring ther was great anticipation of having trollev cars running through tho village by this time, nut present Indications point to the trolley being further away than ever. Over thirty vehicloB were licensed by thn village last year at a fee of $10 each, and It is expected that fully as many will bo licensed this year. Tho new ordinance will prove of bene fit to the su'imer visitors, who complained last year of the stage drivers and their "trust" methods In cornering the price of fares and running as they pleased. CREW. ? ' i'W i ,;sv. wC i

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