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12 THE BROOKLYN DAILY EAGLE. NEW YORK. TUESDAY', JANUARY" 2, -1912. Queens and Borough Long Island NEW BOROUGH OFFICIALS ENTER UPON NEW DUTIES Work of the Year in Queens , Started Upon Satisfactory Basis. QUIET DAY AT COURT. District Attorney Smith and Assistants, Magistrate Leach and Others Get Cordial Welcome. TWO HURT IN COLLISION. THE PEOPLE'S FORUM MR. GRIFFEN WAS GLOOMY Trclley Cars Collide on Fulton Street, Jamaica, Two were Injured late last night In a collision at Fulton and Canal streets, Jamaica, between a car of the Long Island Traction Company and a car ot the Brooklyn Rapid Transit. Theodore Johnson, motorman of B. R. T. car No. 316, of 1899 Fulton street, Brooklyn, sustained contusions of me right leg and a possible fracture of the right wrist. He was removed to fat. Mary's Hospital, Jamaica. James Walker, 55 years old, ot us Woodbine street, Brooklyn, a passenger on the B. R. T. car received a contusion of the shoulder and lacerations of th scalp. After being attended he was abl to go home, That Is the Name of New Organization Planned on Big Scale. DR. FIELD IS PRESIDENT. Meetings Will Be Held Monthly, and Elaborate Programme Is Planned for the Season. Yesterday was "taking office day" for the new officials of Queens Borough, and the residents of this section ot the city eem pleased with the new men who are to be In charge of the affairs of the borough. District Attorney Mathew J. Smith, had occasion to learn just how popular he is end how glad his friends are that he was elected to fill one of the most important and busy offices in Queens County. He arrived at the district attorney's office Just before noon and met ft crowd of oyer three hundred men. As the new official came up the stairs leading to his office ha was given a cheer. A passageway wag made for him through the crowd to his private office and he went there escorted by Henry Merthens and the -members of his staff. The big room which is the working room of the office, and the private office, were both filled with handsome floral pieces. Divesting himself of bis overcoat Mr. Smith began to shake hands with everybody. First among those to greet him -was Joseph Cassldy, who had come across the way from his clubhouse. Then came State Senator Dennis J. Harte, Henry W. Sharkey, Joseph Meyerrose, Charles Hewitt and John A. Allen followed by lesser political luminaries. After the general handshaking District Attorney Smith greeted the members of bis staff, John Hetherington, Frank Adele, Dana Wallace and William J. Creamer and Chief Clerk Wallace Drey-foos. Some of Mr. Creamer's friends were on hand from the Eighth Election District ot Corona, and they presented him with a handsome diamond stickpin, Mr. Creamer thanked them cordially. At the conclusion ot the reception the crowd adjourned to the Democratic club-bouse where open house continued all day. District Attorney Smith directed that the floral tributes should be taken to St. John's Hospital, where they were gladly received to gladden the hearts of the patients. City Magistrate John Anderson Leach presided for the first time under his appointment by Mayor Gaynor at the First District police court in Long Island City, yesterday. He came to the courtroom accompanied by his brothers, Arvlne and Wesley Leach, and H. P. Williams, an ' upon his arrival he was mot by Chi . Clerk Daniel Quinn and by the court officers, William Jordan, Colestan Durr nnd William Johnson. Judge Leach at once made all the court attaches" feel at home with a kindly Kreetlng and an expression of the hope that they would find their relations pleasant. When Judge Leach took the bench he did not find a very large calendar awaiting blm. He knew how to take bold ot the work, for during the week past he bad been sitting in the Brooklyn courts watching some of the magistrates there get through their calendar. He had rather a quiet day yesterday, the only cases being of a petty nature disorderly conduct, marital difficulties, etc. Several handsome bouquets of flowers were sent to Magistrate Leach by his friends. A particularly large bouquet of American Beauties came from friends in Manhattan, another one from his brothers, and a third fine display from William H. and Harry P. Williams. Commencing today Magistrate Leach will preside for a month in the Flushing court. He will sit in Long Island City on Sundays. . G. Howland Leavitt, the Flushing man -who accepted an appointment from President Connolly as Commissioner of Highways, took office yesterday. Commissioner Leavitt spent the day getting acquainted with the details of his -work and made the following statement to The Eagle: "I will be busy familiarizing myself with the conditions for the first few days. want to find out exactly bow things stand before I give any orders to save money for the taxpayers of Queens County. I intend to give the county good roads; I could pot afford, with a care to my reputation, to do anything else, but I have come to the position at a bad time of the year, when everything is frozen up, and we are likely to have that kind of weather for sometime to come, ENGAGEMENT ANNOUNCED Huntington, L. I., January 2 Mr. and Mm. I. Dnniel L. Bavlls announce the engagement of their daughter, Hattie A. Baylis to Benjamin Austin Perryrnan of Brooklyn. No date for the wedding na as yet been set. NEW PARK EMPLOYES Commissioner Eliot of Queens Makes Appointments After Much Difficulty. Park Commissioner Walter G. Eliot of Queens starts In today with his official family, the money appropriated for the parks In Queens having become available with the first of the year. This morning he announced bis appointments and in the list there are some surprises. Commissioner Eliot has had the task of creating a whole new department, something that has not occurred since consolidation in any of the other de pertinents of the city. Some of the appointments are temporary and if the incumbents pass the tests successfully they will have the jobs permanently. On this basis are the appointments of Harry H. Murphy of 15 Covert place, Flushing, to the position ot superintendent of supplies and repairs, at 11,800 a year; James i Burns of 160 Flushing avenue, Astoria, arboriculturist, at 11,500 a year; John A. Allen of 282 Elm street, Long Island City, at present in the Queens Topographical Bureau, assistant superintendent of the department at $2,400. Frank C. Hamilton of 212 West 141st street, the Bronx, was appointed chief clerk, at 12,100; Miss Wil helmlna E. Hess of 621 Lefferts avenue, Richmond Hill, will be stenographer at 1,200 a year. John J. Kelly 1840 Anthony avenue, the Bronx, has been appointed transit man at a salary of $1,800 a year and A. V. Grande of 351 Pierce avenue, Long Island City, draughtsman at $1,650 a year. DR. BUMSTER HURT. Thrown From Automobile Yesterday When Car Struck. Pole. Dr. Patrick H. Bumster of 36 Ely avenue, Long Island City, one of the visiting physicians of St. John's Hospital, was nearly killed in an automobile accident at the corner of Second and Jackson avenue, Long Island City, yetserday afternoon, and was later operated upon at the hospital In the room where he has treated hundreds of men and women. His chauffeur, Hugh Darby, 22 years old, who makes his home with the doctor, was only slightly injured, while William McLaughlin, a friend of Darby, who was riding with him on the front seat of the car, was severely Injured. The People's Forum of Richmond Hill. an organization which expects to do great things and be much In the public eye in future, was formally organized on Sunday afternoon. A constitution and by-laws were adopted and officers were elected. The officers are: Dr. C. Ever ett Field, president; Harry I. Huber, vice president; Joel Fowler, treasurer, and John S. Ladd, secretary. Despite the inclement weather and the fact that it was New Year's eve, not one member of the original committee .of fifty failed to attend the organization meeting In Temple Forum Hall. The Interest that is being taken In the venture is remarkable, and Dr. Field told an Eagle reporter that he would not be surprised if the membership Jumped to 1,000 in a short time. "Peggy O'Brien" Littleton, wife of the Congressman, who addressed the committee at Richmond Hill several weeks ago, and advised tbem bow the forum might to made a success, gave the movement an Impetus that was of Inestimable benefit. At the meeting on Sunday It was de cided to have three strong committees besides the original committee. Tne three committees, the members of whioh will be appointed later, will be on speak ers, on publicity and on finance. Efforts are to be made to have some prominent man to speak at each meeting on some question of national or world-wide importance. The meetings will be at 4 o'clock on the afternoon ot the last Sun day of each month. The first meeting will be on January 28. After each ad dress twenty minutes will be allowed for voluntary or free discussion of the questions involved in the speaker's talk. There will also be a musical programme. On January 28 the Jamaica Dutch Church choir organization, .under the direction of Professor Nllson, will render vocal selections. One of the articles of the by-laws pro vide for a very low membership fee The privilege of being a member will cost only 50 cents a year. Each member or the general committee of fifty Is expected to bring in many applications for membership and to the general com mittee will be added all the members of the clergy in Richmond Hill. Before the name of the People s Forum of Richmond Hill was decided upon there was quite a discussion on the subject. Some believed the organization should take In the entire Borough of Queens; others thought It should embrace the Fourth Ward, and still others were of the opinion that as the idea originated and was worked out in Richmond Hill, the organization should confine itself to that place alone and call itself the People's Forum of Richmond Hill. The last view was concurred In when It was also pointed out that there might be confusion and perhaps strife later when slmlliar organizations, already projected, are started in Flushing, Woodhaven, Jamaica and other sections of the borough. The forum idea seems to be spreading, ac cording to Dr. Field, who Is dally receiving letters from people In various sections of Queens asking for advice in the formation of such organizations. Spencer, B. Grlffen, the Amltyvllle real estate man, has a whimsical sense of humor that Is ever breaking out In unexpected places, and which, needless to say, is a source of delight to Ihls many friends. The Informal "village forum" was meeting In his office the other day, and Christmas presents were under discussion. Mr. Grlffen brought forth a handsome leather billfold. "Wouldn't you think," he queried "that anybody who knows anything about the real estate business here would have selected something else than this to give to an Amltyvllle real estate mah for ChNstmas?" But the laughter that came from the lips of the other real estate men present was hollow very hollow. IT DIL10UT FUNERAL STRICKEN ON TRAIN. Many Tributes of Love Paid to Jamaica Pastor, Who Died Suddenly. FAMILY SERVICE FIRST, THIS MELVILLE COUPLE IED FIFTY YEARS Mr. and Mrs. Smith Celebrate Happy Event in a Quiet Way. MANY GUESTS INVITED. All the Years of Their Married Life Have Been Spent la Same House. Old Presbyterian Church Was Crowded to the Boors Many Hand some Floral Offerings. PUBLIC MEETING CALLED BRILLIANT SOCIAL EVENTS Gay Holiday Season Among Nassau Colonists Miss Frank Gives Dinner Dance. (Special to The Kagle.) Olen Cove, L. I., January 2 One of the brilliant Bocial functions of the holiday "eason took place at the Nassau Country flub last evening, when Miss Louise Frank, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Frank of Glen Cove, gave a dinner dance In honor of Miss Vleva Fisher, the debutante daughter of Mrs. Joel Fisher of Manhattan, who has been visiting the Franks. The dinner was held in the grill room of the clubhouse, and the guests were mostly young people. At the head of the horseshoe table sat the hostess. Miss Frank, and Miss Fisher. Miss Frank wore white satin combined with a tunic of cerise chiffon, while Miss Fisher wore gray-blue chiffon combined with wide silver fringe and taupe satin, i ne guestB at the dinner included Miss Vleva Fisher. Miss Alice Kirlln, Miss Ruth Gibb, Miss Alice Moss and Miss Eunice Clapp, Richard Pratt, W. Chittenden Adams, jr., John Adams, James F. Adams. F. Worthington HIne, Mr. Fisher, D. F. Kellogg, Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Frank, Mr. and Mrs. Horatio M. .Adams. There was a large number of people who came In for the dancing which followed the dinner. Many hosts and hostess of New Year house parties brought their guests to the dance, among thorn being Mr. and Mrs. F. Coit Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. H. W. G. Bucknall, Mr. and Mrs. Frank N. Doubleday, MIsb Kline Ladew and Harvey Ladew. At midnight : supper was served in the club's dinlng-i oom. Dr. Bumster had made numerous call during the early part of New Year's day the last just before the accident being in the Astoria section. Jumping into the closed limousine of his car ue directed Darby to hustle to another patient in the Hunters Point section, wnom he de sired to visit before stopping for his New Year's dinner at home. The chauffeur drove down Second avenue. This avenue turns into Jackson avenue on a wide curve. Both Second avenue and Jackson avenue, at the corner, have recently been paved with asphalt block, and under the coating of Ice from melted snow tne roau- wav was as smooth as ice. Approaching the corner of Jackson and Second avenues at a rapid rate Darby shut off speed, but the asphalt was too slippery and the car rushed with great momentum across the trolley tracks at the corner and into an iron pole support ing the overhead trolley wires at this point. Dr. Bumster was thrown against the door of the limousine, which fortunately flew open, and he was sent head long on to the sidewalk. He was rendered partly unconscious and his face, head and body were badly cut and bruised. Darby went out over the front of the machine, and beyond a good shaking up was only slightly in Jured. He, however, became hysterical, and continued in that condition until after reaching the hospital. McLaughlin was thrown heavily to the sidewalk. His face was cut as well as his left hand A passing automobile picked up the injured men and hurried with them to St. Johns Hospital. At the hospital this morning It was said that Dr. Bumstcr's condition was much Improved and that he was no dan ger. SCALDED TO DEATH. Southampton Child Spoke of "Going Away" ia His Play. Southampton, L. I., January 2 Bron ston, the five-year-old son or Mr. and Mrs. Bronston Azostak, was scalded to death yesterday. The child's mother had trken a boiler of hot water from the stove, and placed It on the floor. She then went to get a box, on which she in tended placing the boiler. While she was out of the room, the child, pulling a toy cart backwards, fell into the boiling water and was terribly scalded. He was taken to the Southamp ton Hospital, where he died in the evening. The day before the fatal accident, the little fellow told his mother, in his play, that he was going away; that she would not see him any more, and that she would cry. The child was exceptionally bright, and his sudden death was a great blow to the parents. To Learn Sentiment In Sea Cliff on Lighting Question. Sea Cliff, January 2 There will be a public hearing on the light question here on Satrday evening at the school building. The meeting is called by the village board of trustees to learn the sentiment of the residents regarding the application of the Glen Cove Light and Power Company for a franchise for electric lighting at nine cents a kilowatt hour. The Nassau Light and Power Company ot Mineola at present supplies the lighting within the village at the rate of fifteen cents a kilowatt hour. Needless to say probably every resident of the village is In favor of the Glen Cove company entering the field and supplying current at almost half the present rate. AN ACCIDENTAL SHOOTING. Astoria Man Dies In Hospital From Self-inflicted Wound. Charles D. Fox, 48 years old, a saloon keeper at 278 Grand avenue, Astoria, residing at 151 West Sixty-second street, Manhattan, while examining an old au tomatic pistol at his place of business, early yesterday morning, accidentally discharged the weapon, which was loaded, and was shot in the abdomen. He was attended by Dr. Frye of 205 Grand avenue, Astoria, and was removed to St. John's Hospital, Long Island City, where be died later. (Special to The Eagle.) Melville, L. I., January 2 Mr. and Mrs. Ezeklel Smith, who have been residents of Melville all their lives, celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of their wedding on New Year's Day at their home on the Farmingdale road, where they have lived ever since they began married life to gether. Mrs. Smith, who was Miss Vlo latla Eastman, received her guests yes terday in the green silk dress with the white lace collar that she wore on her wedding day. Mr. Smith, a thrifty farmer and a stanch churchgoer, who is still hale and hearty in his 72d year, gave some excellent advice to the young men present on how to attain a success ful matrimonial career. "Unless you're sure you've got the right girl, it's a good deal better to stay single, " was the gist of his remarks. Mrs. Smith Is sure that the old maxim, "Happy is the bride that the sun shines on" does not fit her case, for the sky was overcast with clouds on the day in 1861 when she Journeyed to the Methodist Church at Seaford to become Mrs. Smith, but her married life has proved anything but sunless. Mrs. Smith Is now In her 72d year, and can well remember the time when Hunt ington was not on the railroad map. Her descendants number two daughters, Mrs. John Mann and Mrs. Laura Voor- hees, and three grandchildren, Archibald Voorhees, Ferdinand Mann and Mrs. Ben jamin Hartough, all of whom were pres ent yesterday afternoon. . A large number of congratulatory let ters, received from old friendB of the couple and which had been bound In a handsome volume, were read by the Rev. C. Hagarty of the Melville Methodist Church. Jacob Baylis, the oldest resident of the village, who Is well along In the eighties, was amoHg the guests. Miss Ethel Velsor of Amltyvllle and Percy Hall gave some excellent musical numbers. Among those who called during the afternoon were E. J. Ilendrickson, Mrs. Rachel Carmon, Mr. and Mrs. George Bedell and Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Lott of Melville; Mrs. Margaret Bowers, Joseph Hewlett, Mr. and Mrs. Willlafn Wieners, Miss Norma WlenerB, Lila Hagarty and Mrs. C. Smith of Farmingdale, Mrs. E Voorhees and Herbert Voorhees of Northport, Miss Emily Scherblick of Manhattan. Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Nelson Harold Nelson and Miss Mildred Nelson of Brooklyn and Charles Staudermair and Harold Parmenter of Huntington. Impressive funeral services were held over the remains of the late Rev. Dr. Benjamin E. Dlckhaut at the First Pres byterian Church, Jamaica, on Sunday af ternoon, and the edifice was crowded to Its doors. Many handsome and costly floral pieces, tributes of the love and re spect in which the late pastor of the oldest Presbyterian Church in America was held by members of his congregation, officers of the church and members of other churches and organizations with which Dr. Dlckhaut had been connected, were banked about the casket and on the altar. Among the floral pieces were a blanket ot hyacinths, violets and orchids, with the words "Our Pastor," being from the Jamaica Presbyterian Church; a large standing wreath of roses and lilies, from the officials of the church; a large harp of violets and lilies, from the Sunday school; a broken column, from the Ushers League; a standing wreath, from the Dutch Reformed Church of Jamaica, and handBome pieceB from the Dutch Reformed Church of Fishklll, N. Y.; the South Reformed Church of Brooklyn, and the Harlem Collegiate Church. A family service was held first at the Dlckhaut home. In Clinton avenue, at which the Rev. Robert K. Wick, pastor of the Dutch Reformed Church of Jamaica, officiated. At the church service the Rev. Dr. Joseph Dunn Burrell, Moderator of the Brooklyn Presbytery, officiated, assisted by the Rev. Dr. John F. Carson, the Rev. Robort K. Wick, the Rev. William H. Hendrickson and the Rev. J. Wilbur Chapman. Some glowing tributes were paid the memory of the departed pastor, and the church choir sang some of Dr. Dickhaut's favorite hymns. The New York Classls of the Reformed Church in America, of which Dr. Dlckhaut was long a respected and loved member, was represented by a commit tee of three, consisting of the Rev. A. E Myers of the Marble Collegiate Church the Rev. Julius Jager ot the Sixty-eighth Street German Church and Elder David Henry of the Harlem Collegiate Church, of which Dr. Dlckhaut was formerly the pastor. The elders, deacons and trustees of tbe Jamaica Presbyterian Church acted as honorary pallbearers. They were William L. Dentonr Lewis L. Fosdlck, Amos Den ton, Edgar Dubbs Shlmer, William H. Mills, Burt J. Humphrey, Cornelius J. Bergen, George H. McNair, Ellsworth Bonflls, John Kendall Dunn, Robert S. Girling, Archibald C. McLachlan, John H Ludlum, James J. Rider, B. W. Vander-voort, Joseph H. Remsen, Willet C. Dur- land, J. Velmore Guernsey, Robert G. Patrie, Harry S. Bushmore, Jacob Shipley, Charlos U. Smith, G. Warren Smith, H. R. Talmadge, Clarence A. Ludlum, Fred E. Carman, Theodore R. Chapman, George E. Van Siclen, J. Sheldon Fosdlck Nathaniel C. Hendrickson and Charles A. Gracy. Interment was at Cedar Grove Cemetery yesterday morning. Sag Harbor School Principal Victim of Appendicitis. Sag Harbor,- L. I., January 2 Returning from his vacation spent upstate, Orover C. Hart, principal of Plersou High School, Sag Harbor, was stricken with appendicitis while on the train Just after leaving Jamaica. His condition was so serious that he was removed to Babylon Hospital when a stop was made at that station. School will open here today under the management of William M. Qaylor, assistant principal. NEW CHEMICAL ENGINE. Greenpwt, L. I., January 2 The Village Trustees have. In compliance with a resolution passed at the last annual meeting, purchased a chemical engine, which arrived here on Saturday. It is the intention of the village authorities to have the engine located in tha Hoiirh- rn part of the town, known as across mo luinua'j. -jne members of this newly-organlzel company are to hA aiH.,iia from that section of the village. This will give the locality protection that it has never had before. FOR FBEEPOHT SCHOOL Miss Atkinson, Dean of the Faculty, Will Fill Superintendent's Position. PRINCIPAL SMITH DECLINED. Board Takes Exception to Scathing Letter Which Carries His Refusal to Swva TOOK COLD BATH. Sea Cliff Skaters Had Unpleasant Ex. perience Yesterday. Sea Cliff, L. I., January 2 The first skating of the season here, yesterday, at Scudder's Pond, was responsible for a miBhap which gave several young people an icy bath. The son of Charles Nau-man and his daughter-in-law were skat ing on the pond and ventured a little too near the thin ice. It broke and both ot the skators fell through. Miss Minnie Alieskv and her Scn.h collie, Bruce, went to their aid, and Just as the young woman was gotten to the surface the Ice again gave way. Miss Aiiesay ana ner dog both went in, and Louis Christ followed in attempting to aid the unfortunates. The depth of the pond at the point was only 4 feet. Finally james jyons ana Harold Woman succeeded in assisting the drenched skaters So far none of the persons have suffered in etrects. (Special to The Eagle.) Freeport, L. I., January 2 Beginning tomorrow, when the public schools reopen after the holiday vacation. Miss Carrie Atkinson, dean of the faculty, will act as temporary superintendent, succeeding Arthur E. Barnes, the superintendent who was declared unfit to be at the head of the schools after a hearing on charges filed by John .Lewis, a former janitor at the high school. The board decided to put Miss Atkinson temporarily In charge after Roy Leon Smith, principal', had de- HAD NARROW ESCAPE Lighthouse Keeper Miller Rescued in Unconscious Condition from Icy Waters. LONG ISLAND OBITUARY. MR. SWEZEY HONORED. Friends and Associates Present Clock to Retiring Justice. Freeport, January 2 Police Justice Sid ney H. Swezey, whose second term of four years ended at midnight Sunday, was given a complete and pleasant surprise Sunday afternoon at police headquarters by the presentation of a handsome gilt clock. The presentation was made by Village President John D. Gunning, who was lntroducid by Chief of Police A. B. Wallace. President Gunning, In presenting the clock, touched upon the record of Justice Swezey, which has been excellent; the pleasant relations that had existed between him ana tne village omciais. Justice Swezey replied briefly after he had recovered from the surprise. Justice Swezey will be succeeded by Elvln N. Edwards, who wa selected last spring, when he returns from Bermuda, where he recently went for his health. Justice Corodon Norton will act tempo rarily. Justice Swezey, who declined a re- nomination, will devote bis entire time to his law business. MR. BAKER REAPPOINTED. Superintendent of the Poor Gurney Makes Faw Changes. Huntington, L. I., January 2 County Superintendent of the Poor Robert F. Gurney, who took charge of the county In stitution at Yaphank on December 30, has reappointed, with but few exceptions, all the attendants who have held office under his predecessor, CharleB Hirsch. Jonathan Baker, superintendent ot the almshouse and his wife, who now acts as matron, will continue In charge, while Mrs. W. Babst will keep her place as matron of the Children's Home. Mr. Gurney will continue to hold office as the Overseer of the Poor for the Town of Huntington until the town board appoints his successor at its meeting next week. FREEPORT'S CELEBRATION. A NEW THEATER. A NEW YEAR'S BALL. Huntington, I i., January 2 The seventeenth annual ball of the Huntington Protective Hook and Ladder Company No. 1, held at the Bijou Opera House on New Year's night, was well attended by memhers of the fire deDartmenf. l-'nr- man Edward Mulford and First Assistant ! frontuge of forty feet, with stores on William Hlgbie, together with Gilbert ! each side of the entrance. The show Port Washington Will Have New Playhouse Next Summer. Commodore William Newman has purchased the Isaac Smith property on Main street. Port Washington, and intends to erect a theater on the site. The property is a few hundred feet west of the Baxter estates. The new house will be known as the Nassau, and will have a SPRINGFIELD YOUTH ARRESTED William Seifert, 17 years old, of Springfield, ; was arrested yesterday by Detectives White and Killane of the Ja-mr.ica precinct, on a warrant issued by Magistrate Miller of the Jamaica police court, charging highway robbery. The complainant. George Blatz, says he was held up on New York avenue aud Spring-tleloi dock, on Christmas night. He had J25'in one pocket and $2 in another. Sel-twt secured tbe he says, and escaped. Smith, Bcond assistant; Thomas Connell secretary, and Samuel Bouton, treasurer, constituted the committee on arrange ments, while the noor managers were Michael Connell, L. Soloman and Thomas Gushing. The floor committee consisted of P. Romano, Frank Bloxom, William Jenkingpn and Edward Samints. The music as furnished by Staudeumaier's orchestra. j OFFICERS RE-ELECTED. A I the old officers of the Ozone Park Don 1 of Trade have been re-elected to ser if for the ensuing year: They are. W. f. Parks, president; R. Scharf, vice president; O. W. Swenson. treasurer; T. P. flvyle, secretary, and J. De Mott De Ruzifle, corresponding secretary. ,uzip. house will have a seating capacity of 600. Mr. Newman expects to start work on the new theater early in the spring. FLUSHING" SURPRISE PARTY. MlssMargaret Roe, daughter of Mr. and MrB. James A. Roe of 209 Franklin place, Flushing, was given a surprise pany by a number of her friends on fr relay evening. An agreeable evening was spent, the young folks playing games, taking part in a musical programme and dancing. Refreshments were served at a late hour. Among those present were the Misses Kathleen Larkln, Marion Tobln, Marion Bowe, Agnes Bowe, Ernie Staple- ton. Ella Stapleton, Mia Halleran, Gertrude Halleran, Helen Barry, Mary Swan, Alice Lamb, viola connell and Marie Freeport, January 2 The year 1912 was UBhered In here with a noisy celebration, which exceeded that ot any previous Now Year. Bolls were rung, whistles blown In neighboring villages, horns and other instruments sounded in unison, canons, guns, pistols and firecrackers shot off by the score, and a general din prevailed. Residents who went to bed early for a good night's rest, not caring anything about the old year going and the new year coming, were rudely awakened. A number of house parties were given and New Year greetings exchanged at midnight by the merrymakers. Yesterday Freeport Lodge. L. o. o. F., held "open house" for its members and friends. Oyster stews and various accompaniments were provided for a large number and greatly enjoyed. During the day calling was In vogue, a custom which had apparently been discarded to some extent for several years past. RESCUERS WERE RESCUED. James Bailey, 12 years old, of 206 Lafayette avenue, Evergreen, and James Whitehead, 11 years old, of 241 Lafayette avenue, same place, attempted to rescue two unknown boys who had crashed through thin ice on a sheet of water at Cypress and Belmont avenues, Ever-ereen. known as Lyon's Pond, yesterday afternoon, and were themselves In danger of drowning, when all four were fished out by a well-dressed man, who refused to give his name. The boys were attended and left for home. MASONS CELEBRATE. Cornucopia Lodge, F. and A. M., held an open-house celebration In the Temple, Broadway-Flushing, yesterday. Prominent Masons from all sections of the Island paid a visit to the Flushing lodge during the day. The members of the Flushing Country Club also held "open house" at the clubhouse, on Whltestone avenue. MADE A LIFE MEMBER. At a recent meeting of Morton Lodge, F. and A. M.. of Hempstead, William M. Dodge of Port Washington was made a life member. Mr. Dodse joined Morton Loriae. Mav 25. 1868. He and Valentine Clowewho also Joined in 1S65, and was also fffiuie a life member, are the two cld"st members living. Miss Anna Belle Hurd. Huntington, L. I., January 2 At 2 o'clock this afternoon the Rev. Charles E. Cragg conducted the funeral services of Miss Anna Belle Hurd, daughter of Joshua H. Hurd of Fair Grounds, at St. John's Episcopal Church. Miss Hurd, who was 21 years of age, had been studying to become a nurse in a hospital in New Brunswick, but returned to the home of her parents on New York avenue about a month ago on account of ill health. Her strength has failed rapidly since her home-coming and her death occurred last Sunday. Interment will take place In the Huntington Rural Cemetery. Mrs. W. M. MacDowell. Mrs. W. Melbourne MacDowell, known on the stage as Virginia Drew Prescott, died Sunday afternoon at the Flushing Hospital following an operation for appendicitis. She was 41 years old and has been on the stage for the past ten years. During the past two years she has been playing in vaudeville with her husband. She was born in California, and her maiden name was Virginia Allen. Her first husband, Mr. Prescott, died five years ago. One year later she took part In a performance with MacDowell, and a year after they married. Besides her husband she Is survived by a son, by her first husband. The funeral services will be held from her late home, Bayhurst avenue, Queensboro Hill, Flushing, this afternoon. William H. H. Moore. Greenport, L. I., January 2 William H. H. Moore, a wel-known business man of this place, died late yesterday afternoon on the eve of his seventy-eighth birthday. The deceased had for many years conducted an Ice cream and confectionery place; but owing to falling health disposed of it about two months ago. Mr. Moore is survived by two sons, Luther D. Moore of this place and Jo seph W. Moore of Bay Shore, L. I. Fun eral services will be held at the resi dence of his sister, Mrs. Charles A. Jackson, sr., on Bay avenue, at 12:.'10 Monday afternoon, the Rev. Thomas o. Miller, pastor of the M. E. Church, offi ciating. Interment will be in Greenhill Cemetery. Feter Jur, jr. Huntington, L. I., January 2 Peter Rut, jr., a plumber by trade, and son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Ruf, died at the home of his parents, last night, after a six weeks illness. The deceased was born in Huntington, twenty-five years ago, and wns unmarried. Funeral services will be held at 9:30 Wednesday morning, at St. Patrick's Church. Mass will be read by the Very Rev. Dean York. Interment will take place In the Catholic Cemetery at West Neck. Mr. Ruf was a member of the Holy Name Society. Miss Ida Celley. Northport. L. I., January 2 Miss Ida Celley, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wlllard Celley cf Northport, died at 2:30 on Sunday afternoon at the home of her parents, of a complication of diseases. She was 21 years of age nnd had been ill for a year. The funeral took place from St. Paul's Methodist Church, of which the deceased was a member, this afternoon at 1 o'clock. Miss Celley leaves a sister, Mrs. William Alterholt, and one brother, Wlllard Celley, who resides in Schenectady. NEW POLICE JUSTICE. Sea Cliff, L. I., January 2 G. H. K. White who was elected police justice at the annuul village election, assumed the office yesterday. Ho succeeds Osc:xr Srhultz. Judge White was a former Brookiynlte and has resided here for about four years. His statement upon tr.khiff hold of the office waa that the friends hero predict that he will make S?a Cliff an excellent official. Greenport, L. I., January 2 Assistant Keeper Miller of the Long Beach Bar Light, late Saturday afternoon had a trying experience that nearly cost him his life. Miller had been storm bound at this port several days and had been anxiously awaiting a chance to return t the lighthouse. During the afternoon there seemed to be a dropping out of the heavy wind that had prevailed for a number of days and he started In a small sail boat to return to to duty. Captain J. Frank Terry of the oyster dredge Cupid, coming Into port, saw the small boat was making but little progress against the heavy sea, and changed the course of his vessel to go to the assistance of the little craft and Its lone occupant. Before the rescuing party had got to Miller's assistance, however, the boat capsized, carrying its occupant under it. Miller was seen to swim from under the overturned boat and climb to the boat's bottom. Three times the unfortunate man climbed to the upper side of the disabled boat and each time the boat rolled over, carrying Miller under it; Captain Terry and his men called words of encouragement to the fast exhausting man and as the dredge approached threw a line to Miller by which he was drawn aboad the Cupid. He immediately became unconscious, but later revived and was brought to this place, where he received treatment. Miller was able to return to duty yesterday and considered himself a lucky man in having been rescued by Captain Terry. ODD FELLOWS ELECT. Glen Cove, L. I., January 2 The an nual election of Pembroke Lodge No. 73, I. 0. O. F was held Saturdaw night. George Simons was elected noble grand to succeed James Miller; Charles Sea-mon, vice grand; E. Sprague, recording secretary; Frank McLocklln, permanent secretary; Harry Jacques, treasurer; Charles Ketcham, trustee for three years. HIT BY FLY WHEEL. William Kenton, an engineer, 38 years old, of Elm street and Old South Road, Richmond Hill South, while at work on a pumping engine at the sewer construc tion works at Belmont avenue and Old South Road, yesterday, sustained a com pound fracture of the left arm when the fly wheel of the engine broke and one section of It struck him. Ambulance Surgeon Tierney removed Kenton to St. Mary's Hospital, Jamaica. Roy Leon Smith, Principal Who Wrote Scathing Letter to Freeport School Board. clined to serve and had. In a letter, ar raigned the board for its attitude in con nection with the Barnes affair. The appeal of Mr. Barnes will be de cided soon, It Is anticipated. The local Board of Education has taken exception to the letter of Principal Smith. It is maintained that the board could do nothing more than it did In the Barnes matter, as no formal charges were preferred, and besides, the board is not vested with power to sit as a tribunal to Issue subpenas and take testimony under oath, ns has been claimed. Samuel R. Smith, president of the board, asserts that Barnes was notified under the decision of Commissioner Coo- ley. He says that no action was taken. As to any prior action, ho said, the board desired a decision from a proper tribunal. All that the board ould Investigate were rumors concerning Superin-tendent Barnes, It it did that. The fucts presented did not show sufficient evidence to warrant his remov il and the matter was then placed by Lewis before Commissioner Cooley.. MARRIAGE A SURPRISE. Miss Fordham of Southampton Married to Manhattan Man. Southampton, L. I., January 2 The . news of the marriage of Paul Voorhles of New York and Miss Lucille Fordham of this village came a3 a great surpriso to their friends in Southampton. The marriage took placo In New York last Wednesday. Miss Fordham left here about two weeks ago to visit her sister, Miss Alio Fordham, who Is a teacher in a public school in Greenport. Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George H. Fordham, are spending the winter In Florida. Mr. Voorhles spent last summer in Southampton and is well known here. UNKNOWN ASSAILANT. Gottlieb Smogrom, 64 years old, of 140 North Oxford street, Brooklyn, walked into tbe Glendale police station, yesterday, suffering from a laceration of the right ear. He declared he bad been as saulted by an unknown man at Fresh Pond Road and Foxhall street. An ambulance Burgeon attended him. LAUNCH IS FLOATED. Sag ITnrbor, L. I., January 2 The torpedo launch owned by E. W. Bliss & Co. of Brooklyn, stranded at Short Beach, Peconlc Bay, In the gale, Decern- ! ber 31, has been floated. The boat vr.l- j ued at .$3,500, escaped damage, drifting ashore on .ioft sand. LONG ISLANDERS!!! Saturday, January 6, IS YOUR SHOPPING DAY IN NEW YORK CITY On this day the Long Island Railroad will run its special rate midwinter excursions from all points on Long Island into New York City. MANY GOOD BARGAINS AWAIT YOU IN THE BIG STORES. Read the Big Store Announcements in THE EAGLE on Friday. The Eagle is the only Long Island newspaper in which you can get the bulk of the big store news.

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