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1 A Jamaica darkey, who considers him-self a pretty cod and pious Baptist, with some original views on honesty, found a valuable diamond ring In Brooklyn a few days ago. Ho boasted of his find to a white friend, who suggested that he advertise in the papers so as to democrats elect. Girls Who Failed to Qualify for The Progressive Democrat if Clii'i nf i Almy Wanted to Begin at Bottom and Has Made a Good Stoker. Constant Fire Directed Against P. S.

Commission Over Railroad Service. uraae uei noiner Corona ha3 elected the following officer Chance. DIES AT lor the ensuing year: James Cassello, chairman; Aaron Martin, first vice chapman; Frank Ueilutci, second vice president: l' Saccaiuane, recording secretary; I. RcBsamanc, financial secretary: J. Kauuer.

treasurer; H. Bcndet, WILL INSTALL TONIGHT. Freeport, L. January 13 An installation of newly elected officers of D. B.

P. Mott Post No. 527, G. A. will be held MANY L.


COHEN SENDS A NOTE. the at the lodgerooms tonight. The women's locate the owner, if possible. "Don't you know that If you fail to use every endeavor to find the rightful owner you are guilty of larceny in the eyes of the law, just as though you had actually stolen the ring from the "Look-a-here!" expostulated the negro, righteous Indignation flashing from his eyes. "You don't look at dis here Grievances of Unsuccessful Girls Was Member of One of Oldest Families on Long Island.

auxiliary ot the post will be guests or the men. J. B. Lord, who is in charge of the Memorial Rooms, in City Hall, will Install the officers. Veteran nf the Pivil Promotions in Operating Department Bring Responsible Positions to Well-Known Officials.

Experiences at Station These Cold Mornings Are Far From Amus-. iug to Travelers. NEW FIRE HOUSE PLANNED. According to Philip p. Garvey, deputy Are commissioner of Brooklyn aud Queens, plans have been prepared and a cited Favorable Action Taken on Trustee Edwards' Kesolutiou.

and Snanfsh-Ameripnn n-ara nr. Invited Past Department Commander E. G. At- As the result of promotions and TRACED ANCESTRY TO ROMANS sue selected for the erection of a fire house in Whitestone to accommodate the raid firo department, which it is expected will be extended to Whlteutona this vear. Hinson and General Loud, the present department commander are expected to be present.

changes in the positions of employes of the Long Island Railroad made by J. The Queens Borough Library Trustees at their regular meeting in the Administration Building at Jamaica last evening decided after a long discussion to have The deputy commissioner says that the B. Austin, superintendent, which went now nouse will accommodate an engine and a hook and ladder company. He Had Made a Fortune in Brokerage Business and Was. a Prominent Clubman.

thing in de right light, white man! "De good Lawd lots somebody lose dis ring. De good Lawd lets me find it, an' nobody but de Lawd kin make me give it up. He haBn't said nothing to me yet about It, and until be does, I'll keep de ring." Staggered by the black man's logic, JOHN AD1KES INDORSED United Civics of Queens Will Urge His Appointment as P. S. Commissioner.

GETS $12,700 DAMAGES Foreman, Crippled by Fall on Municipal Building, Recovers in Nassau Court. Citizen "Flxlt" fled. Walter Bowue Lawrence, a descendant of the old Lawrence family which came from England and settled on Long Island In 1643. died yesterday afternoon at 5:30. at his homo.

Willow Bank, on Lawrence street. Flushing. He had been confined to his home with illness for the past two weeks. Kidney troublo was the cause of his death. Mr.

Lawrence was the head of the brokerage firm nf W. B. Lawrence 20 Broad street. Manhattan, and was one of the oldest members of tbo Stock Ex (Special to The Eagle.) Mlneola, L. January 13 John B.

Jonc3 recovered a verdict of $12,7011 against the Thompson, Slarrett Compauy Into effect yesterday, the road can no longer boast of a "millionaire fireman." This Interesting person, who has been In the employ of the Lcng Island for the past two years, Is Frederick Almy, son of Frederick L. Almy, a wealthy Manhattan merchant, who lives at Lawrence. He has been promoted from the cab of a locomotive, where he has been doing the laborious work of a fireman, to the position of night assistant train master, succeeding C. A. Barrett.

Young Almy wanted to learn railroading from the bottom up and he hus been given a chance. The reports of the railroad show that be has performed his duties faithfully, and as a result he has now been advanced to the position where he will havo charge of power and equipment during the night shift. C. A. Barrett, who held the position, which is now taken by Almy, has been advanced to the position of day assistant train muster in place of J.

M. Magee, who has beon promoted to the position oi chief train dispatcher. Both Mr. Barrett and Mr. Magee are old employes of the Long Islnnd, and in the.

important positions of night and day men in charge of power and equipment they havo kept the road out of many difficulties. They have always been on the job when another examination for the six young women who failed to pass for the position of Grade librarians, the lowest grade in the service, as well as tor the eighteen young women who did succeed in passing, it is however, that should some of. the successful candidates of the previous examination fail they may still be on the eligible list for appointment to Grade positions, their appointment to be Influenced, however, by their standing in the re-exaniinatlon. Grade of the library service was abolished some time ago, and as the city, naturally, did not provide In the budget for salaries for the continuation of the girls of the old Grade in the service it was necessary to hold an examination to givo the employees an opportunity to try for grade. They were told that those who failed to pass would be dropped.

When the examination was held a number of young women who had been apprentices in the service also sought promotion to Grade but the examination they took was different from that taken by the employes of Grade 1). because tho former had previously taken some of the subjects in which the Grade girls were examined. Soon after the examination, announcement was made that not one of the Grade girls had passed, and that all would be dismissed. These women were the Misses Brick, Apparently Not Disturbed by Adverse Sentiment of Recent Mass Meeting. MAY SELECT NEW TEACHERS.

of Manhattan, in the Nassau Suprera-' Court here yesterday. The plaintiff brought suit for $50,000 for injuries received while at work on the Municipal Building on March 17. Jones, who is a resident of Mlneola, was foreman of a gang of structural Ironworkers, and was on scaffolding on the third flodr, when a plank gavo way, anl the plaintiff fell to the second floor, distance of fifteen feet, where ho struck some projecting beams, and then fell to the basement, a distance of twenty-three feet. He was taken to the Hudson Street Hospital, -where he was confined for eight weeks, and since that time has been ablu to get ubout with the aid of a cane. It was claimed by the plaintiff that ho sustained a fracture of the right elbow, was severely cut about the head and face, aud has permanent injuries to his buck, with (Special to The Eagle.) Inwood, L.

January 13 Determined to force the Long Island Railroad Company Into granting their demands for adequate service and accommodations, tho commuters of Inwood are dally growing more strenuous In their efforts to gain a hearing for their grievance committee before the Public Service Commission. The commuters seem to be very much In earnest, and If this spirit of determination will produce any results, Interesting developments are sure to follow within a very short time. Between eighty and one hundred residents of Inwood are making dally use 'ot the new station, recently erected by order of -the Public Service Commission, and it is an interesting sight to watch them as they assemble, awaiting the arrival of the morning train for the city. The first arrivals naturally seek the poor shelter furnished by the new station. It Is scarcely more than a shed, but the unfortunates who arrive later are forced to remain out in the cold, as the station does not afford space for more than half the number who use this train.

Trotting up and down the slippery platform with their half-frozen hands tightly clasped over their ears and occasionally coming to a halt for the purpose of Indulging in a mad flapping of their arms, often accompanied by a line of conversation sufficiently warm to melt the North Pole, the shivering commuters certainly present a woebegone appearanae that Bhould soften the heart of a stone. Often, an Indignant commuter, exasperated beyond all control, will begin an extemporaneous oration against the railroad company and he la soon surrounded by a group of sympathetic listeners who vanish like magic on the arrival of the train, In order to join in the wild scramble to be first aboard and have the pick of tho warmest seats. The commuters have recently adopted a new scheme to -bring their complaints before the Public Service Commission. The plan consists in constantly reminding that body of their troubles by sending frequent letters reciting their grievances to various members of the commission. Already several messages of this nature have been dispatched and the commuters assert that this plan will be followed out until the commission gives them a hearing.

The latest letter, written by Clarence M. Cohen, a resident of Crestwood section of Far Rockaway, follows the lines laid down by previous letter writers, calling attention to the lack of protection from the weather, the inadequate number of trains and the poor lighting arrangements. Mr. Cohen says he will be glad to appear at a hearing In New York to enter his Citizens, However, Remain Firm 111 Their Determination to Have Members Removed. Darcy, Dounelly, Dunn, Fagan and Ro-settl.

Aggrieved Young: Women Allowed to Appeal. At the meeting of the Board of Trustees last month it was decided that if The executive committee of the United Civics Association ot Queens met at Flushing last night aud unanimously Indorsed John Adikes of Jamaica for Public Service Commissioner in place ot William McCarroll, whoso term has expired. A committee was named to wait upou Governor Dix and urgo the appointment. The committee will represent to the Governor that Queens Borough, with its 350,000 population and nearly $400,000,000 assessed valuation, has no representative upon the Board. It will also be urged by the committee that the rapid transit interests of Queens are of vital importance to the whole City of New York, as tho logical development of the municipality is in that direction because of the proximity of the greater part of it to the business center of the town.

No part of its area of 711,000 acres is more than sixteen miles from City Hall, Manhattan, and tho bulk of it within ten miles. It is said that there are thousands of acres within six niiies of the City Hall that aro comparatively untouched as yet, and are as unknown to the average New Yorker as the heart of the Adlrondacks, and that with proper rapid transit facilities the area would be filled with thousands of one and two-family dwellings. John Adikes is one of the most public-spirited citizens of Queens, aud a largo property owner. He represents the merchant class and attends nearly every hearing of local boards and boards of estimate when Queens transit Interests are involved, aud Is probably better posted, it is said, on all such matters than any other person In the borough. He has been enthusiastic for Queens' interest for the past forty years.

The United Civics represents every Important civic association of the Borough of Queens. This is said to be one of the few times that the executive committee -has acted as a unit in Indorsing a man for any position. On practically every instance heretofore two or more candidates have been put forth. (Special to The Eagle.) Freeport, L. January 13 Not only any of the six young women felt ag change.

His father, John W. Lawrence, was elected to Congress in 1845, and was also a candidate for Lieutenant Governor of New York State. J.Ir. Lawrence was torn in Willow Bank, which Is one of the finest homes in Kl us lilt-g. It was built in and stands on a high hill near the Flushing Creek.

Mr. Lawrence traced his ancestors back tc the ancient Romans, claiming that seme of the Laurentii of that noblo race descended through English ancestry of whom the first name in the Doomsday Book was that of Sir Robert Lawrence of Ashton Hall, who in Ilia planted the banner of Ihe Cross on the battlefield of St. Jean d'Acre and received for bis gallantry the honor knighthood and a coat-of-a'-ros from Richard. Three Lawrence brothers came to America, and In 1G43 ihey settled on Long Island. Two of these Lawrences were among the pat-intees of Flushing, recognized by Governor Kieft In 1(345.

Lawrence was a graduate of Columbia University, with the class of '59, and while he was admitted to the bar, he never practiced law. Ho engaged in the brokerage business shortly after leaving college, and it is said that ho made a fortune. His estate at Flushing is regarded as the most valuable tract of land In the village. Mr. Lawrence was a member of tho University, Knickerbocker, Wlss and Oak-lund Golf clubs.

Ho was fond of horses, and always had a number of valuable horses on his estate. His wife, who was Anna Townsend. died In 1905. Ho is survived by one brother, Robert B. Lawrence of Flushing, who several years ago ran for Borough President of Queens; two Bisters, one son, Townsend, and one daughter, Miss Anita Lawrence.

Tho funeral will be held Mondav afternoon at. 2:13 o'clock, from his late home. emergencies called them as well as at times when things were running smoothly. Mr. Magee succeeds H.

E. Lewis, who has been appointed passenger train master of the electrified lines and sent to the Flatbush avenue station. Ho was formerly division operator of the Cincinnati division of the Pennsylvania Railroad, with headquarters at Cincinnati, when James A. McCrea, the present general superintendent of the Long Islnnd, was superintendent of the Cincinnati division. He came to the Long Island soon after Mr.

McCrea did. Mr. Lewis succeeds C. D. Baker, who has been assigned to the special duty of devising a scheme for the electrification of the big Broad street station of the Pennsylvania Railroad at Philadelphia.

Mr. Baker Is a son of Long Island and Is only 38 years old. He has had a rapid rise on the Long Island Railroad through his ability and successful work. first work was as clerk to the trainmaster. He was then made chief of the car record department and soon afterward was advanced to the position of chief clerk to the general superintendent.

While here he studied the electrification of the road and was made train master of the electrical division, from which position he has been sent to the Important work at Philadelphia. the result that his kidneys were affected. Jones was employed at the rate of $42 per week, and ir. was contended that his earning capacity would be very much lets if ho were ever able to work. Tho defence claimed that there was an assumption of risk on the part of the plaintiff when ho went on the scaffolding, and that If the plunk from which he fell was thrown from the scaffold as the result of an accumulation of snow and ice under it, it was the plaintiff's duty to have taken care so that the accident would not havo happened, and this assumption of risk rendered the defendant free from liability.

The Jury was out but a short time. grieved she might appeal to the chairman of the Committee on Rules, who would confer with the other members of his committee and report the result of last night's meeting. Pending tho final decision, those who had succeeded in passing tho examination for promotion to Grade wero appointed temporarily, subject also to the final decree of the Board. The discussion last night was a heated one. Dr.

Hugh Barr Gray read the minutes of the meeting of the rules committee on the matter. After Dr. Gray had concluded, Trust c. H. Ludlum moved that the board go into executive session.

Trustee Clarence Edwards objected. He declared he could see no reason for secret discussion of the question. Mr. Ludlum then expressed his opinion that It would be unfair to have the names of the girls involved made public, a number of newspapermen being present. has the Freeport Board of Education declined to resign, as the citizens In a mass meeting requested, but It was learued today that they had called a meeting for this afternoon In the school building, when candidates for superintendent aud principal to take the places of Arthur E.

Barnes and Roy Leon Smith, respectively, will be selected. The former was removed by Superintendent Draper on charges of Immorality. The latter was dismissed by the Board for writing a letter, telling the members his opinion of them for whltewashiug Barnes" character. Nothing new had developed In the arrangements of the citizens who want the Board to resign, but it is said they are determined to push the matter. At the Board meeting today It Is said that the two preferred candidates for the vacancies in the Freeport schools will bo on hand either to accept or reject the appointments.

The plan of holding a mass meeting by friends of the Board are kept secret. TRADE BOARD ORGANIZED. CHURCH PLANS NEW SCHOOL. Trustee Ludlum's motion was lost. LONG ISLAND OBITUARY.

ROONEY GIVES DINNER. "THE MOUSE" SENTENCED. $3,000,000 DEFICIT Foreign Missions Committee Says Astonishing Condition Is Matter of Bookkeeping. Mrs. Nancy Kerr.

Mrs. Nancy Evans, wife of Patrolman William J. Kerr of the Flushing precinct, died yesterday at her home, 162 State street, Flushing. She had been in 111 health for some time. The funeral services will be held on Sunday afternoon.

Interment will be in Flushing Cemetery. Mrs. Isabel L. Aproy. Huntington, L.

January 13 The St. Luke's of Whitestone Purchases Large Tract of Land. The Itev. Thomas O'Brien, pastor of St. Luke's Catholic Church, Whitestone, announced yesterday that the church had purchased the fifteen acres of land on Ninth and Tenth avenues, Whitestone, upon which will be erected a number of buildings, chief among which will bo a modern schoolhouse.

The property Is in tho rear of tho present church building and Is an ideal site for a school building. Since the parochial school was established by Father O'Brien in the basement of the church one year ago, it has steadily grown until the present quarters are Inadequate. Plans will shortly be prepared for a new building. Monslgnor E. J.

Donnelly, pastor of St. Michael's Catholic Church, Flushing, also contemplates erecting a new school building, to fake the place nf the one now used on Madison avenue. While no definite plans havo been decided upon, Monslgnor Donnelly says that the new building will be of brick and will be equal to any in tho borough. Popular Stenographer Surprised by Gift From His Guests. Joseph Rooney, stenographer of the Magistrate's Court at Jamaica, gave a bachelor dinner to Magistrate Harry Miller and to his fellow clerks, officers of the court and friends at Minden's Hotel, Jamaica, yesterday afternoon.

Those present, knowing that Rooney was to be' married, surprised the popular young man by presenting him with a handsome toilet set, which Mr. Rooney said he would no doubt find useful. Robert J. McMahon, who was toastmas-ter, made the presentation speech. Among those present were Judge Harry Miller, Court Clerk James Butler, Edward Moroney, James A.

Roe, George Sc.hneller, Michael Lcnihan, Hurry Vaughn, Joseph Aleck and Robert McMahon, death of Mrs. Isabel Lewis Aproy, widow of B'rancls Aproy, a former oysterman of Cedarhurst Residents Will Start Active Campaign for Improvements. (Special to The Eagle.) Cedarhurst, L. January 13 At a meeting of the prominent citizens of Cedarhurst last night In the Murray Building, a board of trade was organized for the purpose of promoting the business Interests of this village. The following officers were elected for the hew organization; President, John F.

Doherty; first vice president, B. Murray; second vice president, S. L. Payne; treasurer, A. Adelberg; secretary, Percy C.

Vanuewater; board of governors, John F. Doherty, B. Murray, S. L. Payne, A.

Adelberg, Percy C. Vandewater, Denis Egan and Harry D. Wheeloek. The next meeting of the board will bo held In the Murray building on Wednesday evening, January 24, when the details of organization will be completed and everything put in condition for an active campaign for the benefit of Cedarhurst. A public meeting will be held at Simon's Hall on Tuesday evening, January 30, when several prominent speakers will address the meeting.

The principal grievance of the girls, according to Mr. Edwards, speaking for the rules committee, seemed to he that their examination was not like that taken by the apprentices, all of whom passed. The examination papers of all the candidates for promotion were marked by Thomas J. McAvoy, a Brooklyn educator, and he followed closely the method of marking pursued by the library examiners. The mark of one apprentice, however, In the subject of library economy, was lowered materially by Mr.

McAvoy, who considered the examinations a fair test. A resolution was Introduced by Mr. Edwards, after his committee's report was accepted, providing for another examination. It provided, also, for a method of Judging the examination papers and that all candidates receiving a percentage of over 70 bo placed on t'ho eligible list for appointment to Grade C. An amendment was then Introduced to read that apprentices who passed the recent examination for the position continue on the eligible list, whether they attain a percentage of 70 on the now test or not, but that their marks on the future examination be taken as a basis of judging their position on the eligible list, Miss Jesse Hume, the chief librarian, to be In charge of the examination, subject to a committee of three trustees, which should look over the questions before they- are submitted to the candidates.

The examination, it was recommended In the resolution, should be held within fourteen days, and live days' notice should bo given. Trustee Edwards' resolution was finally adopted, despite protests of Messrs; Loope and Ludlum. Dr. Frederick W. Mar was elected president of the board in place of Dr.

Harris A. Houghton, and Clarence A. Ludlum was elected vice president. Other Important changes were made in (Special to The Eagle.) Garden City, L. January 13 At, the final session of the Foreign Missions Conference, which was held yesterday, it was reported to the conference that there was a deficit of nearly $3,000,000 from the combined branches throughout the world.

A committee of Investigation composed of some very astute business men was looking after the matter, and up to the present time the expenses of this committee have been $12,000. It was stated by this committee that the money had undoubtedly reached the places It was Intended for, but that the deficit was a matter ot loose bookkeeping. The work of this committee will continue. At the election of the officers the Rev. R.

P. Maclay was elected president, tho Rev. James I. Good, first vice president; James Wood, second vice president, and W. Henry Grant, secrotary and DIRECTORS GIVE DINNER.

Other Criminal Cases Disposed Of in Suffolk County Court. Riverhead, L. January 13 William Cregoryof Patchogue, generally known as "Mouse" Gregory, pleaded guilty to two Indictments in Judge Griffing's County Court yesterday afternoon, and was sent to Sing Sing Prison for not mor0 than twelve years and six months and not less than six years, on one indictment; sentence was suspended on tho other, it wag charged that he stopped Mrs. Sophie Sauer of Medford on the road one day, criminally assaulted her -and then robbed the woman. When sentence was pronounced Gregory wept like a child.

Gertrude Jones, who pleaded guilty to endangering the health, of her baby naugnier by leaving it long hours at a time without food or heat in the house while she went out to work, was sentenced the limit for the charge one year in tho county Jail. Her husband, who was recently released from the jail on a inillar charge, and held again lor the Grand Jury, escaped indictment, so he was discharged from custody yesterday. Jack Kelly pleaded guilty to selling liquor at East Amagansett and was fined i'MO. He said he worked for John Gibbons. Judge Grilling questioned Kelly cloBely about Gibbons, for a while ago Gibbons promised tho court that he would not sell liquor again.

The bail bond of Thomas Brown of New York, who Is charged with stealing laurel from the woodland at Smithtown on C. M. Higgins' estate, was declared forfeited, Brown not appearing. Hjalmar Johnson, John G. Livingston's chauffeur, at Islip, pleaded not guilty to stealing his employed's car ami wrecking it during a joy ride.

He will be tried In May. Edeson Crocker said he got drunk so he would be fired from his place of employment, but that it didn't work, and during his spree he hit a man over the head with a beer bottle. Judge Griffins asked him if he had ever been arrested before, Huntington, occurred at 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon. The deceased has been ill for some time and her end came yesterday as a result of a complication of diseases. Funeral services will be conducted at her former home, on Carver place, on Sunday afternoon, at 2 p.m., by the Rev.

William H. Bnrton of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Interment will take place nt the Old Cemetery in Huntington Village. Mrs. Aproy is survived by a brother, Walter L.

Lewis, of West Seneca, N. and a siBter, Mrs. A. D. Funnell, who resides in Huntington.

Anna Mary Peil. Sayville, L. January 12 Anna Mary Pell, aged 18 ypars, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Peil, died last night at the Babylon Hospital.

She was taken from her home hero on Tuesday and immediately upon her arrival at the hospital an operation for appendicitis was performed. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock on Sunday afternoon in the German Lutheran Church, the Rev. Hermann Zoller officiating. Deceased has for a number of years been a member of this church. Interment will be In St.

Ann's Cemetery on Sunday after, nuou. Edna Dyckes. Setauket, L. Januf.ry 13 The funeral of Miss Edna Dyckes, the 18-year-old daughter of Shepard E. Dyckes, a resident of Setauket, will be conducted on Sunday afternoon at 1:30 nt the Presbyterian Church by the Rev.

Elms. The deceased had been ill for some time and passed away on Thursday night. Friends of Centre Moriches Bank at Enjoyable Function. Centre Moriches, L. January 13 Twenty-two diners gathered at tho Moriches Inn Thursday evening as guests oZ the Centre Moriches Bank.

The dinner followed the annual meetings of the stockholders and directors MUSIC MAKERS READY. Huntington. L. January 13 The flfo and drum corp of the Huntington Fire Department which has hitherto been unable to give proper vent to its enthusiasm, has Just ordered a set of bugles, fifes and drums and its members can hardly wait for the date of t'he next parade for an opportunity of showing what they can do in the music-making line. The fire department Is planning a fair to take place at the Bijou Theater February 20, 21 and 22, to end with a big supper on Washington's Birthday.

The proceeds of the fair will be used to defray the expenses of furnishing the new fire house on Main street, near the Town Hall. EAGLES' BIG GROWTH. DIED FROM BURNS. John Clarke, 63 years old, of 12 Norris avenue, Jamaica, died yesterday In Jamaica Hospital as the result of burns about tho arms, face and hip, which he sustained while he was thawing out water pipes at his home. There were no changes made in the board of directors or in the officers of the bank.

Those at the dinner were: John L. Havens, Ellison Bishop. A. J. Hallock, H.

A. T. Hedges, E. O. Howell, W.

1. Gardner, William C. RogerB, Gilbert Rogrrs, W. D. Herzog, Edward Thomas, R.

P. Howell, J. I). Howell, Ezra Mille. A.

K. Frank Penny, E. A. POLITICAL PARAGRAPHS Clark, James Taft, Ulysses Johnson, Edgar Daniels, E. H.

Terry, Hiram Ray-nor and H. M. Raynor. President John L. Havens presided and required each guest to make a speec'j.

Charles K. List-urn, the bank's cash! sr. Is slowly recovering from an operatiun, FROM SUFFOLK COUNTY. Rockaway Aerie Has Added Seventy-five Members This Year. The formal installation of the officers of Rockaway Aerie, No.

1544, F. O. was held at Arlon Hall last The following officers were installed for the ensuing year: President, W. L. Metzner; Vice President, John A.

Taylor; Chaplain, George E. Alderman; Secretary, William T. Ocean; Treasurer, William Sericks; Inside Guard, Frank Flngerlin; Outside Guard, Larry Cullins; three Trustees. P. Buckline, James Corden and George Mahan; Aerie Physician, Dr.

J. K. Schenck. The installation was followed by tho serving of light refreshments. This Aerie has had a remarkably successful year, seventy-five new members having been enrolled during the past twelve months.

The total membership is now close to four hundred, and the new officers state that they expect to bring the figure to five hundred or more before the close of the present year. There la no organization of Eagles In Far Rockaway, and an active campaign Is soon to be started there in the hope of' obtaining many new members for the and his absence was regretted. Resolutions were adopted expressing sympathy No, sir; I've been very lucky. for him and appreciation of his labors in that just the conclusion reached building up the bank. executive committee was being elected, and he said them in his usual emphatic way.

It's "dollars to doughnuts" he will still be a factor in keeping things lively. In the main, though, the meeting showed that peace to a large degree has been restored. It was a peculiar meeting, too, in many ways. It was a meeting of proxies nearly all of the regularly elected committeemen sent their proxies to be voted by someone else. A man who worked hard for Republican success last fall voted a proxy.

Another man. said to be personally enrolled as a Republican, likewise voted a proxy. Another peculi- very capable official, both for his town and for the county. It 1b undoubtedly true that for once ability is regarded paramount in Easthampton town. This may explain, loo, why he won out in the "bank scrap." Even a grand jury can make political capital at times, although perhaps unwittingly this time.

This fact was demonstrated this week at Riverhead, when just previous to Its discharge the jury In MRS. SAGE'S NIGHT SCHOOL REV. ARMSTRONG INSTALLED. Is Now Pastor of Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church, The Rev. Lynn P.

Armstrong, under authority and appointment of the Presbytery of Brooklyn, was duly Installed last evening as pastor of tho First Presbyterian Church of RIchmoud Hill. myself, replied the court, who added that he would sentence him to six months in jail for the assault, to which he had just pleaded guilty. William Fleet pleaded not guilty to selling potatoes from a short-weight measure, and his bail of was continued until the May term of court. Now that the January Grand Jury has recommended an additional man for the jail, making three men in all, to work in eight-hour shifts, it Is believed that the Supervisors will adopt a resolution next week authorizing the sheriff to make an appointment, and it is definitely certain now that Mr. Brush will appoint George H.

Conklin of Riverhead, who lias beeu capably serving as turnkey for nearly a year. It is expected now that when the Supervisors meet next week they will create the position of Assistant District Attorney and it is believed the Bnlary will be fixed at $1,500 a year, which is considered none too small, providing the District Attorney and the assistant attend to the justice court cases too, and the assistant also act as Indictment clerk, acording to the statements made by Mr. Green when he asked for the position. There is no change in the situation regarding the appointment as assistant. a presentment lauded District Attorney I wJhen Sheide personally nomi- Mr.

Pastors of various Presbyterian nated Rogers as his successor, and Greene in part as follows: "We congratu A REALISTIC TRAGEDY. still another when Senator Bailey and Eugene W. Lane, sworn enemies for years, were seen hugging each other during the meeting. While It Is true that the Port Jefferson postofftce fight is still on and an attempt is being made to get It before the Sag Harbor's "Lady Bountiful'' Would Help Operatives. Sag Harbor, L.

January 13 night school for foreigners and operatives in the Sag Harbor factories is to be tstab-lishcd here January 22. Mrs. Russell Sage is sponsor for the movement, and iter representative in this place, R. K. Atkinson, who has charge of the social center at the Atheneum and the park and playground, furnished by Sag Haroor'B "Lady Bountiful," has associated with himself In the project W.

R. Reimann, formerly village president, and Peter F. late the county in the election of and predict an honorable success to our present prosecuting attorney, Ralph C. Greene." The presentment, including this, was read in court in a full round voice by -Foreman Isaac G. Terry, a righteous, good man, from Snyvllle, a neighbor of Mr.

Greene. When he reached PROTEST TROLLEY CONDITIONS Landlord Smith Was the Innocent Cause of Firemen's Despair. Port Jefferson, L. January 13 In re the words "R-a-l-p-h C. G-r-e-e-n-e" 11 nd it seems a ioregone L.

M. Young of Babylon will be promptly sounded like the close of a nominating sponse to the loud ringing of the alarm bell yesterday afternoon the firemen of Port Jefferson hurried with hose! executive committee of the Republican Committee, it is not believed by some of the political weatherwlse that I the county committee will "butt in," for there is no precedent action in (a similar situation. It has been the un named for the Jod. reels to Hotel Square -where white ciouds i Hughes. were seen issuing from the doors and The school will be kept open for the written law that postofflce squabbles Tho next four months and instruction will be windows of the Townsend House, hose was run out and attached to the Bhould be settled In the district where the office is located, if committeemen in such district can agree.

If they cannot agree as to indorsement it has been cus Piven in elementary business, niecnantcai drawing and English. Some of the classes are open to both men anl women. tomary to take the fight to either the full churches of Brooklyn took part in the service, which was an impressive one. Announcement of the action of the Presbytery and the propounding of the constitutional question, together with the charge to the pastor, were made by the Rev. Dr.

Joseph Dunn Burrell. moderator of the Presbytery of Brooklyn. Following was the programme: Opening sentence, choir, "The Lord Is In His Holy Temple; Let the Earth Keep Silence Before Him;" prayer of Invocation by the Rev. Thomas W. Campbell, D.D.

anthem, "Sing Allueluia Forth;" Scripture, the Rev. John Deans, Ph.D.; the sermon, the Rev. Cleland B. McAfee, D.D. announcement, by the Rev.

Dr. Burrell; the Installation prayer, the Rev. Join H. Kerr, D.D.; tenor solo. Charles Cianderburg; charge to the pastor, Dr.

Burrell; anthem, For a Closer Walk With God;" charge to the people, the Rev. Robert W. McLoughlin, D.D.; Doxology; anthem, "Festival Te Dcum," and the apostolic benediction by the newly-inslallud pastor. The musical service was under the direction of Lawrence G. Nilson.

The officers or the Richmond Hill Church are: Tho session, Royal L. Henderson, treasurer; William M. Roger, clerk; Wilson R. Failing aud Richard P. Davtes.

The trustees are Thomas W. Campbell, president; John H. Becker, treasurer; Alfred E. Baker, William E. Newman, Edward M.

Smith and Clarence F. CbatSeld. Floral Park Residents Will Appeal to P. S. Commission.

Floral Park. L. January 12 A mass meeting in Floral Park last night protested against the policy of the Long Island Traction Company. Among the grievances presented at this meeting were unclean cars, uncertain schedule, discourteous employees, lack of waiting rooms and failure to carry passengers to their destinations. On motion of A.

Clifton Mahon a petition was drawn up and signed by more than one hundred residents requesting the Village Board to communicate with the Public Service Commission and arrange for a public meeting to be held in Floral Park, or wherever the Commission might decide, at as early a date as possible for the purpose of presenting grievances to the Commission and seeking proper redress. county committee or the executive com The matter of changing the representation on the Republican County Committee by increasing the number of committeemen from the larger districts did not come up at all in the annual meeting Monday, it- is said that some were anxious for additional representation, but were prevailed upon by a Patchogue politician to do nothing about it. it is said that some seeking places on the county ticket feel surer of getting nominated if the committee is left as it is. Then, too, it is pointed out that the smaller districts would fight the plan, anyway. It It possible though, that the committee appointed to revise the bylaws and rules mav recommend a change in this nearest hydrant.

The men with the nozzle rushed forward. "Water, water, let her go," they yelled. The man with the -wrench jerked it lustily. "AH right, here it comes." he called. Still the firemen with the nozzle waited while the.

white clouds grew denser. speech In a convention. The Grand Jury action Is quite unusual. It caused much surprise In court. The explanation is likely this: It is the custom for the presiding justice, usually a Btranger in Suffolk, to ask the District Attorney who would make a good foreman of the Grand Jury, it is assumed that Mr.

Greene, knowing the caliber of his old neighbor, suggested Mr. Terry. Assuming still further it is probable that Mr. Terry, mindful of the honor, suggested the tribute to his young lawyer friend in payment, and as Mr. Greene had made good at his first Grand Jury terra, the other jurors readily acquiesced in the plan.

Mr. Greene is very popular and the Grand Jury's estimate was as pleasing to many as it was surprising and unusual. Former Senator Bailey is again In full control of the Suffolk Democratic organization. A year ago he was out, but the riistrlhutfen of a generous amount of OFFICERS ELECTED. The Elmhurst Taxpayers Association lias elected the following officers for the ensuing year: Thomas Hardgravc, first vice president: tue tiev.

inward aiciiut- tVv vice lirosmlent: R. with that they I "Hurry up shouted, "it we don't get it mighty noerctarv: Hnhlnann corresponding secretary; uavm sniitii, i matter, too financial secretary; W. B. treasurer. While the controversy among Easthampton Bank stockholders over the selection of a board of directors favorable the retention of George A.

Miller as quicK ine wnote town win De in names. But still no water. Tht hydrant was frozen as solid as if it had been poured full of incited lead. While the hose was being dragged to another hydrant some of the firemen, axes in hand, but with despair in their hearts dashed into the Townsend House. MAJOR JORDAN PROMOTED.

Thr Department has announced mittee. In the present case the committeemen from Port Jefferson have agreed on George D. Lee, so this leads the "wise ones" to believe that he will finally be appointed. And, too, up to date the powers that be in Washington have never yet turned down the organization; hence this fact gives additional strength to the faith in the committeemen's indorsemeni of Lee. It seems to be true, too, tuat opponents (who live outside of Port.

Jefferson) to John E. Overton and Charles V. Piatt, are stirring up the situation for political reasons of their own, thus endeavoring to discredit the leadership of these men by trying to get the county committee to "make a precedent" by taking hold of the matter. Yet this "pres sure" may not be sufficient to get the scrap before the committee, for an east-end member of the executive committee, who a short time ago was Involved in almost a similar scrap, declared this week that the committee had no right to take any part in the Bcrap and that he should not be a party to assembling the executive committee for any such purpose. "I is Port Jefferson's affair; let the ccnimit teeinen there settle It," he said.

ishirr ha3 but little if any political patronage within the year has helped to significance, it is never: netess very inter the promotion of Major Sidney S. Jordan, again place him in charge. His control is so absolute that he personally had a proxy from Colonel 15. B. Dusenberry's town of Huntington In the annual county committee meeting here Tuesday, and got still another out of that town for his friend, J.

Fred Flugrath of Babylon. His opponents, seeing they were beaten, fell over themselves to get on the bandwagon. Just how long the lion and the The sight thai, met their eye3 restored (-oust Artillery Corps, who for some their spirits and caused broad grin3 to time has been on special derail at. Fort steal over their faces. 'rotten, vVlllets Point, to the rank of Struggling beside a radiator In one nontenant and his transfer from of the rooms war, Proprietor Frank V.

I Tnttcn to the command of the forces at Smith. The "fire" was only a burstcd I Fori Terry, X. Y. steam pipe. While someone found esting to politicians in all parts of the eountv.

For over a quarter of a century Mr. Miller has represented Easthampton town as Supervisor, and many times plans have been mad" by Republican opponents (yes, and sometimes by a few Democratsl, to "dump but always the plann have gone astray. His strength a marvel to some, and is often specu- WILL HOLD SMOKER. Lawrence, L. January 13 The Volunteer Firemen of Lawrence and Cedarhurst are looking forward to a big time on Monday evening, January 35.

when the first annual smoker and entertainment ot the Lawrence-Cedarhurst Fire Department will be held in the Fire Department Building In Lawrence. The committee In charge Includes Thumas A. McWhlnney, E. J. Loughraan Fdward H.

Horn. Charles A. Lockhart, MrNicholl, Edward F. McGinn. Edwarj S.

Wood, Thomas Brown, Edward Duno nnd Fd'-prd R. Jeal. TOWNSEND KETCHAM ILL. Centre Moriches, L. Janunry 13 Townsend V.

Ketcham, for more than half century proprietor of the old way-Tide ir.n, Kctcham's Hotel, is lying help-6S from a shock. I-ir is utn- ban Sti years of age is a tin-n cn-1 reey "-'--1. monkey wrench and put out the "blaze" the firemen gathered in their hose, but for several hours afterward the volunteers were examining byd'-an's to b- luted on but those wno Know mm dcsl lamo are iu guiuum uiKfinei ia a iiiuuieu REV. FARRELL AN ASSISTANT. Farrell of St.

Raphael's ch, Pus been md? i-n to Rev. J. Hculy of rvip understand uc win. m- He had a "few words to doubtedly the best posted Supervisor of Duscnberry. a more rctilivtie conlhigra nt the meeting Tuesday when th ready in ca tion f-h-u'l any of ih" icn l-i th" county.

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