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THE BROOKLYN DAILY EAGLE. NEW YORK, SUNDAY, JUNE 20, 191: Queens Men Want Tunnel; j Rap McCalVs Economy Commerce Chamber and Business Men's Association Will Oppose Rebuilding Bridge for B. R. T. Trains Connolly Also Favors Tube McCall Says, "It's Too Expensive." (Special to The Eagle.) Long Island City, L. 1.. June 10 General opposition arises In Long Island City to the statement given out a few days ago by Public Service Commissioner Edward E. McCall, to the effect that a tunnel under the East River from Manhattan to Long Island City to accommodate the trains of the B. R. T. system in connection with the dual transit plan, would be too expensive and in which he advocates the use of the Queensboro Bridge for this line. Of more than half a dozen men In Long Island City whose business interests are closely allied with the transit situation, not one would speak in favor of using the bridge for the subway trains. At the office of the Chamber of Commerce of Queens Borough It was learned that a meeting of the officers and directors will shortly be called to take up the transit plan again, now that Commissioner McCall has recently entered his opposition to a tunnel. The chamber, although as a whole, favors a tunnel, will tight for whatever can be proven to give the best advantage, not only to the City of New York, but to the Borough of Queens as well. It was made plain that the chamber will demand an Immediate solution of the difficulty. It was pointed out that John Adikes, at the last meeting of the Board of Estimate, requested that body to give the chamber an opportunity to be heard on the matter before any definite decision is made. This plan will be suggested to the board just as soon as the proper study of conditions as now presented can be made. It was definitely stated, however, that the chamber is not In favor of the roadway on the bridge being cut in anyway. It Is definitely stated the Long Island City Business Men's Association will go on record against the proposition to send the Second avenue subway trains over the bridge. Borough President Connolly, when seen today, spoke strongly against the proposed plan of Commissioner McCall. He said: "The proposition to run the cars of the Brooklyn Rapid Transit Railroad across the Queensboro Bridge rather than through a tunnel should be resisted In every possible manner by the people of this borough. I do not know of any question more important In 'the development of the borough than this at the present time. "The suggestion of Commissioner McCall that delay In transit will be occasioned by the building of a tunnel I cannot concede. In order to utilize the route of the B. R. T. through Queens the section of this same line north of Thirty-eighth street lasses through Times Square and up Broadway, will have to be completed, and according to the best information 1 can obtain, it will take perhaps four years to construct this section, which by the way, has not as yet been let to any contractor. "The Queens section cannot be put In use until after the completion of the other and can be completed in a much shorter time. The expenditure of the comparatively small tamount necessary to substitute a tunnel for the line over the bridge is unimportant compared with the bet- ROCKAWAY RICKS AT "BLUE SUNDAY" LAWS Storekeepers Object to Having Police Close Their Doors on Sabbath Appeal to City. (Special to The Eagle.) Rockaway Beach, L. I., June 19 Considerable dissatisfaction is felt by business men of the beach because of the closing of their stores all day on Sunday. For the last two Sundays the police have ordered all stores along the Boulevard and side streets to remain closed all day, while the stands and booths along the boardwalk and In the amusement center at Seaside have been permitted to do business throughout the day and night. Business people who remain here all the year do not desire to keep their places open all day Sunday, but they do ask to be allowed to do so until 10 or 12 o'clock. ,They are willing to close after that. They claim that if it is contrary to the Sunday law to sell a kimono, bathing suit or sweater on the boulevard or other street, it is also unlawful to sell such articles along the boardwalk and to peddle them on the streets. They contend that the majority of venders along the boardwalk and on the streets are foreigners and few of them naturalized citizens, yet that class is permitted to do business unmolested on the Sabbath. The matter has been taken up by Joseph P. Bowers, former Democratic leader of the section, who has conferred with Alderman Albert Ben-ninger on the matter. The Alderman has promised to bring the question of Sunday closing at the beach before the Board of Aldermen and to seek an ordinance that will permit stores at summer resorts within the citv limits to remain open for busness untlli noon on Sundays. EASTHAMPTON'S FOURTH Every One Works for Safe and Sane Celebration. (Special to The Eagle.) Easthampton, L. I., June 19 The Maidstone Inn has been open for a week, and all previous records for patronage have been exceeded. Summer sojourners are coming early this year, and many say they will stay late in the fall, often in this locality the best time of the year to enjoy the attractions and environments of this old colonial settlement, dating back to 1844. Committees of the summer people are uniting with natives to make the Fourth of July celebration, to be held at the Neighborhood Association gTounds in Newtown lane, a gala and patriotic event. The Maidstone Boat Club, soon to build a club house and pier at Three-Mile Harbor, a tributary of (iardlner's Bay, have received word from Assemblyman DeWitt C. Talmage that $10,-000 In State money, appropriated for deepening and maintaining a better channel to the harbor, is now available. Cards have been received here announcing the engagement of Miss Lillian C. Bell of Englewood, N. J., formerly of Easthampton, and George . w"iotor Harvey of Manhattan. i Two miles east of here, where the hamlet of Amagansett tempts many fieople seeking quiet and recreation o spend the summer, F. B. Hyde and family of Cincinnati are now at Bluff pottage for the season. Wind Mill ter service that will be afforded by the construction of a tunnel, the maintenance of the safety of the bridge, the preservation of the existing roadway space and the avoidance of many other dangerous conditions. Clifford B. Moore, consulting engineer for the Borough of Queens also spoke strongly in favor of the tunnel. "I am consistently opposed to any narrowing of the roadwuy of the Queensboro Bridge," said Mr. Moore. "The idea of a $20,000,000 structure being cut in two as far as usefulness is concerned is a thing that I am much opposed to In every. way." William Richensteen. real estate operator of Jackson avenue and Fifth street, always active in the welfare of the community and the man who will probably be elected president of the Long Island Business Men s Association at its meeting Wednesday af ternoon, was not quite so sparing of Chairman McCall's feelings when he said: "I think Mr. McCall is In error In advocating the bridge for the use of the B. R. T. subway system. This is the first time I have disagreed witn the Commissioner in any project for the public welfare. Before the opening of this bridge it was necessary to practically dismantle it and reduce the weight hundreds of tons for safety and in my opinion no reinforcement or reconstruction can make the bridge adequate and safe for the overloading and excessive weight that would be placed there by the B. R. T. subway trains. The tunnel, In my opinion, is the only safe, practical and substantial method to be followed." "Mr. McCall bases his argument on economy," said John E. Pencheon, manager of the Long Island City Branch of the Title Guarantee and Trust Company. "It seems to me that Mr. McCall is In as good a position to judge the needs and conditions as anyone else. He has been there long enough to determine the needs of the city. The question to be determined seems to be whether or not the bridge can stand the additional traffic of these subway trains. If it can, then Mr. McCall is unassailable." Benjamin C. Vandewater. manager of the Queens County Branch of the Corn Exchange Bank, stated positively that he is not in favor of cutting down the width of the bridge roadway as would be necessary If subway trains were operated across it. "I am unqualifiedly in favor of a tunnel," said George J. Ryan, closely Identified with the interests of both the Long Island City Business Men's Association and the Chamber of Commerce, and one of the best Informed men on transit affairs In Queens. "1 have heretofore advocated the Dual Subway System as it was originally proposed, which carried with it the use of the bridge for the Interborough and B. R. T. systems, feeling at that time that a change In the contracts already entered would spell out a long delay In the operation of trains through the Borough of Queens. Since then matters of a different nature have turned up. I feel now that It would he detrimental to the interests of the industrial growth of Long Island and the Borough of Queens in general to reduce the roadway of the Queensboro Bridge and therefore lessen the attracts ns for Industrial concerns in our midst. I am strongly opposed to the B. R. T. occupying any part of the bridge." GIRLS GET DIPLOMAS AT SOUTHAMPTON No Boys Graduate From High School This Year-Rock-away Class of Forty. LONG ISLAND GRADUATE 5 (Special to The Eagle.) Southampton, L. I., June 19 A most successful academic year was completed yesterday, when Southampton's schools closed for the summer vacation. The Class Day exercises of the High School were held at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon. Tomorrow evening the Rev. Jesse Halsey, of the Seventh Advent Church of Cincinnati, Ohio, and a former assistant of Dr. Grenfell, the famous Labrador physician, will deliver the baccalaureate sermon in the Methodist Church. Commencement exercises will take place on Monday in the school auditorium. The Salem Prize for the best essay on colonial architecture, donated by Mrs. Richard Newton Jr., who spends her Summers in Easthampton, was won by Arminda Browne and will be presented to her on Commencement Day. This prize was open for competition to the entire school- Those who will graduate are Hetty Rosen, Nettie Tisnower, Mae Cameron, Katheryn Diamond, Dorothy Seeley, Marguerite White, Alberta Smith, Mary Lee, Constanae Hildreth, Inez Ryer, Esther Stewart and Florence Ogburn. Far Rockaway to Graduate Class of of Forty. (Special to The Eagle.) Far Rockaway, L. I., June 19 A class of forty graduates will receive diplomas in the Far Rockaway High School this term. This is the largest class graduated In some years. The class officers are: President, Catherine R. Gillespie; vice president, Richard J. Halpin: secretary, Edgar A. Brenner; treasurer, James W. Scarlett. Dorothy Morgenthau Is the valedictorian, Howard V. Shaw is the class donor. Dorothy H. Decker the class poet, and Ruth Ci Greene and Anna Nebenzahl are the class playwrights. The graduates are: Mina Baer, William Basely, Jeannette Berger. Mildred Rouker, Edgar A. Brenner, Helen Chaffer, Agnes Conolly, Ethel Crossen, Dorothy H. Docker, Marguerite Dufrene, John Engelhnupt, Frances Fisk. Eleanor Gallagher, May Gerecht, Catherine R. Gillespie. Ruth C. Greene, Frieda Ha-hitzel, Richard J. Halpin, Byron Hicks. Ruth Hasten, Eleanor McGinnls, William McKenna. Alice McTigue. Carolyn Mentzinger, William F. Mentzinger, Dorothy Morgenthau, Marie Merin, Mary Murphy, Esther Murrell, Anna Nebenzahl, Beth Pepper, Grace Rubel, Elsa Scott, James W. Scarlett, Howard W. Shaw. Sylvester Smith. Mott Van Wanger, Lewis Wagerer, Charles Mag-ner and Harry Wiener. Cottage Is open, and th-o first comers are Mrs. Warfleld and the Misses Hinkle and Knevals of New York City. Recent COttnirn rontala a-n- HahnnrU cottage, G. Campanri; Horton cottage. j, nmiin; xnaiatta cottage. J. W. Hyde, and D. W. John's cottage io rusequaie Amato. GUANTANAMO SUGAR DIVIDENDS Ihe Guantanamo Sugar Company has declared a rnnh Hivi,l.n tc nAp share and a dividend of $5 per share, in the stock of the company, payable July 23. Books close July 10 and re- QUEENS BOROUGH S LONG ISLAND! BUILD RAILWAY PIER ! TO HAUL FISH CARGO ACROSS FIRE ISLAND Project Under Way Will Have a Two-Fold Benefit When Completed. WILL APPEAL TO FISHERMEN. Trestle Extending Into Ocean Will Form Structure to Which to Attach Nets. (Special to The Eagle.) Bay Shore, L. I., June 19 The most stupendous enterprise ever undertaken by the fishing industries of Long Island Is the pier and railway being built from a point 1.000 feet into the ocean, across the beach at Lonelyville, Fire Island, and 600 feet Into Great South Bay. The task is beings-Worked out by the Fire Island Fish Company, a corporation In which local men have Invested $50,000. The purpose of the pier Is twofold the easy transportation of fish from the ocean pounds, and an attraction for the hundreds of amateur fishermen who now go out from Bay Shore, Isllp, Babylon, Sayvllle and other villages during the summer. The structure has as Its apex an 18-foot hill situated about three miles east of the famous Island lighthouse. From that point it dips toward the surf and extends out into the ocean for a distance of from 1,000 to 1.200 feet, according to the height of the tide. The width at the hill is 14 feet and thence it widens until at the ocean end the beams are 90 feet in length. Between 700 and 800 piles varying in length from 45 to 75 feet will have been set when the pier is completed in August of this year. In the section stretching out Into the ocean the piles are 10 feet apart until a point 50 feet from the end is reached. The purpose of this arrangement is to provide for the great nets and traps which will do most of the fish catching for the company. In this lies one of the principal reasons for the erection of the pier. The huge ocean pounds now laid out in the ocean are at the mercy of the strong tides. Whenever a gale blows off shore th.e current is so strong that the big piles which hold the pounds in place are washed away as if they were of no greater thickness than a match stick, and the valuable nets with hundreds of pounds of fish are lost. In the 10-foot intervales between the pile under the pier a series of nets will be stretched. All these lead up to a trap of huge dimensions fastened in the interval between the last pile and the end of the pier. Anyone who has seen the fish pier at Belmar, N. J., operated, will know the exact arranger ment of these nets and trap, for the Lonelyville pier, when finished, will be an exact reproduction of the Belmar pier. Again, anyone who has doubts of the ability of the pier to weather the worsts torms that affect Fire Island Beach needs only to turn to the record of the New Jersey structure for assurance. That pier has stood up under more severe storms than ever reach this locality, for twenty-seven years. The safety of these nets is made possible by their attachment to a cable connected in turn to a power house, which pulls the whole series of nets to safety at the approach of a storm. Fish Traps Will Be Emptied Daily. The trap will be emptied every clay and the contents carried across the island to the bay in a tank car about fifteen feet long, six feet wide and six feet detp. This car will be operated on Its own power. A churning device to keep the water in circulation and the fish alive during the trip to the bay will also be attached to the car. The trap will be bailed out into boats. Those boats will be raised by cranes to the pier, eighteen feet above the water at mean tide, and then emptied into the tank car. Another feature of the scheme will be an immense detention reservoir in a dredged-out portion of the bay where the fish will be dumped. The object of this reservoir is to store live fiah caught in the winter months when the market price of cod, sometimes as low as 1 cents a pound, would not pay the freight and commission charges. These cod caught at such a time will be held in the detention tank until the spring or until the price commanded reaches 8 cents a pound. The tank will hold from 2.000 to 2.500 barrels. The fish thus detained will be fed on soft clams and mussels, and other food similar to their natural diet. The pier on the bay side extends 500 feet into the bay. connecting with a 1,000-foot canal which is being dug through the shallow water so as to accommodate deep draught boats which will carry tons of fish to tho mainland. The promoters of the fish railway estimate that they will save a thirty-mile trip through Fire Island Inlet and out into the ocean by sending the catch directly across the beach. The industrial feature does not exceed, in the minds of the promoters, the recreation side of the project. When things are in working order the pier will be used only three hours a day for carrying fish. After 7 o'clock in the morning the pier will be at the disposal of amateur fishermen and picnic parties. Gates will be erected at the entrance and a fee will be charged for admission and another for fishing privileges. Certain days in each week will be set aside- for public exhibition of the way in which the trap is emptied. This will be an interesting spectacle for the "landlubber" for there are times when horse mackerel, weighing as much as 700 pounds, sharks and porpoises are included In the haul. When the recreation plan is in full swing there will be excursions boats run out to the lightship, five miles off shore. A hotel to accommodate amateur fishermen will be built when the plan progresses. When completed, the pier, buildings and land used for this purpose will represent an investment of between $60,000 and $75,000. In order to meet the need for additional funds, the capital of the F'lre Island Fish Company will be increased within a short time. The prime movers in the project are Captain Edward Thompson of Northport and Captain Selah T. Clock of Bay Shore. The other stockholders are William H. Bobbins, Dr. George S. King. John King, Richard A. Rachia, John Gibson and Frederick S. Boardsley. Captain Clock plans to take a boatload of people over to Lonelyville to inspect the plant on July 4. TIDE TABLE FOR TOMORROW. -A.M- -P.M.- Tlme. High. Time. High. H M. Fet. H.M. Feet. Rockaway Inlet 12:S 19 1:5 4, Fire Island 1-':!S 1.6 1:30 2.0 Shinnecock U S. Sta..!! 2.1 1 2.1 Mmtauk Point 1:28 t. 2:24 2.0 Orient Point 3:K 2.3 4 2.7 (ireenport 3:34 . 4:11 2.4 Port Jefferson 4:19 c.S 5:1 ,2 Huntington Bay 4.2 0.8 5:23 7 3 Ovster Hav 4:22 6.9 6:19 7.3 BaUtt'iJPtnt' 1UJ....4.P3 6.1 J.J FLORAL PARK COMMENCEMENT. Representative Gathering Enjoy Exercises at Child's Hall. (Special to The Eagle.) Floral Park, L. I.. June 1 9 Amid a beautiful stage setting, profuse with flowers, palms and plants, with the class motto, "Knowledge Is Power," serving conspicuously as a background in Child's Hall, was the graduating class of Floral Park School. The programme consisted of i opening chorus by pupils of the grammar grades, followed by an articulate and impressive valedictory by Miss Emma Robbins; future vocation by the class prophet, Miss Elizabeth Bissell; a well-rendered prose and song by Miss Marie Kenney, song by Miss Helen Kelthley,: recitation by Miss Lydla Dahlman; piano solo by Miss Antoinette de Boer, recitation by Miss Marlon Carter, and the last will and testament by Adrian Aten. Ex-senator John Lewis Childs, president of the Board of Education, Introduced "Congressman-elect, Frederick . Hicks, who offered encouraging advice to the students and adreased the audience, concluding with a patriotic and neutral poem, "My Own United States." The graduates were: Adrian Aten, Antoinette de Boer, Elizabeth Bissell, Frank Carlough, Lydia Dahlman, Harriet Field, Warren Hansen, Helen Kelthley, Marie Kenney, Harry Lyons, Annie Lyes, Manrico Natiello. Arthur Purcell, Emma Robbins, Florence Wicks and Harold Wicks. CONNOLLY APPOINTS "FOURTH" COMMITTEE Queens Men Will Work to Arrange Sane Independence Day Celebration. (Special to'The'Eagle.) Long Island City, June 19 Borough President Connolly this morning announced the names of these who will serve on the "Safe and Sane" Fourth of July celebration committee. The list includes prominent men from every community of the borough. The general committee will hold a meeting at 4 o'clock next Wednesday afternoon In the local board room of the Borough Hall, at which time a general plan of celebration will be discussed All of those named, however, will not 'preside over the entire affair, but rather will devote their time to attending to the details of their own district. The main work of the committee will. toe attended to by an executive committee consisting of Dr. John H. Barry, of Long Island City. Alderman Alfred Bennlnger of Ridgewood. Park Commissioner Weir of Flushing. Alderman John Kochen-dorfer of Richmond Hill, and Frank DeHass Simonson of Elmhurst.-. The general committee is made up as follows: Firm Ward Bernard Patten. P J. McGarry, Samuel Burden. Nicholas Nehrbauer. JamM B. Clonln. ihe Bev. p. J. Chtrrv. John Andrew, the Rev. Dr. Herman J.lllent hal. Second Ward Alexander Dujat, Daniel Ebert. William Wallace. Oharlei F. White. Philip Frank. John SylvMtro, Edward Herschaft, the Rev. John C. York. TV. J. Hamilton, John Ixtng. M. J. Shugrue, Bernard Suvdam, Louis Woyrhlnskl. Henry F. Sirebel, Henry Doht, the Rv. Kdward McGuffey. Third Ward Augustus Post. James S. Brown, son. John C. Gabler, W. E. Weaver, T. Gardner Ellsworth, Robert B. Everett, Richard H. Williams. Churles W. Posthauer. John W. Ranp. Frank G. Frnellch, John Sullivan, J. H. Qulnlan. Jacob Blfert. Charles K. Olsen, George Pople, 15. C. Hunt. Richmond Weed. Henry C. Buncke. William W. Reld. the Rev. T'harles A. Brown, Thomas P. DeGrartenreid, the Rev. W. P. Dunne. Fourth . Ward Burt J. Humphrey, Daniel Xoble. Carl Vogel. . Henry Miller. Leonard Ruoff, John Adikes. William George. Alrlch H. Man, the Rev. Thomas A. Nummey. WyckofT an sirien. rowara e.. tiunier, Henry c. At-wood, William J. McGahey. Fifth Ward Joseph P. Powers. w. E. Desmond, George W. Foren, William M. Thomas, Stanley Fowler, TO GIVE CHURCH EUCHRE Huerta and Family Will Attend Richmond Hill Event. (Special to The Eagle.) Richmond Hill, L. I., June 19 Plans are being .completed for the open air euchre, pinochle and recep tion, in aid of the Church of the Holy Child Jesus, the Rev. T. A. Nummey, rector, to be held at Dexter Park, Union Course, on Wednesday evening, June 23. Former President Huerta of Mexico, now a resident of Forest Hills which is included in the parish of the cnurcn or tne Holy child Jesus, will attend with members of his family. The following committees have been appointed to take charge of the affair: Mrs. William Loth, chairman of the committee of arrangements, assisted by Mrs. Segier; Mrs. Catherine Mul-laney. chairman of euchre prizes, with Mrs. W. J. McC'aw and Mrs. John J. Kagan; Mrs. Charles Miller, chairman of pinochle prizes, with Mrs. John Warner and Mrs. William Loth; Mrs. P. Guilfoyle. chairman of refreshments, with Mrs. H. Fargls. Following are the patronesses: Mesdames Mary Burke. Victor Llss, R. C. Fabb, Morgan Hayes. Henry Held. Augustus Hannon, M. Morris. Veronica Ward, Thomas Bambrlck, Thomas Kevins, Julius Ochs. Henry Euler, Bernard McCabe, Dillworth, . Roland Reld, Dougherty, John Cameron, P. MeGar-rcy, Daniel Gwyrtir. Kdward Thompson, Andrew Shalvey. William J. Ryan, James J. Monro. George McVey, A. J. Burns, Joseph Howard, Freder-erlck Brodbeck, John Crossley, Charles Manley. John McCluskey, James Furey, Thomas Gannon, Frank Hlggins. George A. Dostal. George Haffner and Mary E. MeNulty, and the Misses Grace Fee, Elizabeth Gillies, Nellie Nodlne, Mary G. O'Kier-nan and Margaret Shalvey. STONY BROOK'S SEASON. Stony Brook. L. I., Junel9 The season has opened earlier this year than heretofore. Among the summer people now at Stony Brook are the following from Brooklyn: The Rev. Dr. ,1. F. Carson, Mrs. I. C. Lampman, Mrs. M. L. Roberts, Mrs. S. A. Rumpf, Dr. W. E. Stevenson, Dr. Bernard Shea, E. M. Shute. From Manhattan are Captain D. Gadeberg, H. E. Orne, Andre Saarto, the Rev. Dr.. David G. Wylie, William P. Youngs, the Rev. W. L. McNair of Blue Ridge. N. Y., and the Rev. Dr. Griffith Thomas of Toronto, Canada, ar? among the cottagers. The Homestead, the hotel of the Stony Brook Association, will open on June 19. The manager will be Miss Miriam C. Bull, who successfully managed the hotel last year. TOURISTS AT SMITHTOWN. Smlthtown, L. 1., June 19 A number of week-end touring parties have made their headquarters at the Riverside Inn. Among those registered were: Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Young, Mr. and Mrs. H. S. Combs, Mr. and Mrs. D. J. Lyons, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Irwin of Brooklyn; O. H. Kendall and Mr. and Mrs. R.' E. Doolittie of Manhattan. AT HOME SWEET HOME COTTAGE. Easthampton, L. I., June 19 Mr. and Mrs. George Buek of Brooklyn are occupying Home, Sweet Home Cottage, where John Howard Payne spent his boyhooddays in Easthsmirjton. SAYVILLE SCOUTS TO HAVE BIG DAY Planning a Big Field and Rally Celebration on Monday, July 5. MANY TROOPS ARE INVITED. Will .Have .a .Parade .and .Athletic Games, With Silver Cups for Prizes. ' (Special to The Eagle.) Sayville, L. I., June 19 The Boy Scout movement has started up in earnest at Sayville and a big field and rally day has been planned for Monday, June 6. Many of the local business men are behind the organization of the youngsters and are pushing the event by subscribing toward the expenses and by presenting cups. Among those who have promised sliver cups for the events are George A. Morrison, a former Brooklyn Alderman; Dr. James A. Maddern and J H. Sansom. The renewed interest among the Boy Scouts has been brought about by Robert Emlson and the Rev. H. Ft. Mower, pastor of the Methodist Church. They are being assisted by Percy Weber and Edward Danes. The forty scouts are now meeting In the rooms attached to the Methodist Church, and their hopes are pinned on naving a small gymnasium of some kind. The chief scribe is Mortimer Brown, and Rogers Magaw Is treasurer of the troop. Many of the eighty-five troops on the island. Invited to the big celebra tion event, are planning to send rep resentatives. Individual prizes will be awarded the winners as well as the successful troops piling up the greatest number of points. The events consist of three classes, according to ages. Following a parade in the morning, the afternoon races will be a 100-yard dash, a 220-yard dash, 880-yard run, a mile run and a mile patrol relay race, pole vault 'and broad jump. Scouts numbering 2,500 have been invited. MRS. MOLERA REARRESTED Judge Had Discharged Her on Indictment That Was Wrong. (Special to The Eagle.) Long Island City, June 19 Judge Humphrey, in the Queens County Court yesterday, granted the writ of habeas corpus, which sought the release of Mrs. Fay Molera of San Francisco. She was immediately rearrested, but Judge Humphrey paroled her in the custody of her attorney, so that her sick baby might me taken from the jail. She went to a hotel. Mrs. Molera had been indicted in San Francisco, following complaints by her husband that she had run away with Frank Ferramose, taking her two children. She was charged with endangering the morals of her children. In the early part of last week thee ouple were arrested here and held to await extradition papers. Ferramose made no opposition to going back, but Mrs. Molera did. She has proved to Judge Humphrey that she arrived in New York on May 13 and was not In San Francisco on May 16, as the Indictment claimed. Upon that ground Judge Humphrey refused to hold her. The San Francisco police at once wired the New York police to again arrest Mrs. Molera and hold her until a Grand Jury on next Tuesday can reindict, changing the dates to an earlier time. EASTHAMPTON'S FOURTH. Neighborhood Association Arranges Large and Varied Programme. Easthampton, L. I., June 19 A Fourth of July celebration will be conducted in Easthampton on the afternoon of July 5, under the direction of the Neighborhood Association. Among the events will be a parade of decorated automobiles, with prizes for the best car in each class; speeches by several of Easthampton's prominent summer residents; an exhibition of folk dancing by the school children; two games of baseball. In the morning between the Easthamptons and the Maidstones (the Maldstones being a nine composed of summer residents exclusively), and in the afternoon between Easthampton and Brookhaveti. In the evening there is to be an exhibition of fireworks at the bathing beach, with a band concert. Committees were appointed last night, and comprise representative members of both the natives and the summer folk. CENTRE MORICHES CROWDED. Centre Moriches, L. I., June 19 Cottages are in demand and indications are more visitors will spend the summer here than in past seasons. Occupants of their own country homes or leased cottages are: James B. Ferris, Joseph McAleenan, J. F. Hastings, Dr. J. del Risco. F. A. Hannweber, Dr. W. A. Kelly, M. N. Donovan, John Jenkins, George rfaff, Louis de Guo-moens, C. W. Gilbert, Frank G. Wild, Harry Clay Blaney. Ralph Sturges, T. V. Cox, Warrin Leslie, Mesdames E. H. Martens, S. S. McKenney, Gertrude Young, H. 10. Spragne, Miss Edith Hinkle; at East Moriches: H. J. Grow-tage, Robert Lefferts, James J. Ridge-way, E. A. Fairchild, George N. Tower, Maurice Mendelson, George W. Willis, W. P. Anderson, W. L. Murray, Austin Adams, Jr., Arthur H. Howell, David E. Love, Lincoln Lewis, Edward Kirby, Mrs. J. O. Van Dyke. VIOTJX RECITAL PLEASES. Lawrence, L. I., June 19 At the home of Mrs. Thomas Williams in Bannister lane, yesterday afternoon, a violin recital was given by Alfred Mergerlin. Miss Millicent Almy was accompanist. An excellent programme was rendered and a large attendance of society folks was present. Among the patronesses of the affair were: Mrs. H. Hobart Porter. Mrs. Frederick Almy. Mrs. George W. Wlckersham, Mrs. F. D. Phillips. Miss Cheever. Mrs. Peter B. Olney, Mrs. Daniel Chauncey, Mrs. William A. Hazard, Mrs. Norton Perkins and Mrs. T. N. Rhinelander. BRIDG EH AMPTON ARRIVALS. Brldgehampton, L. I., June 19 The family of W. W. Wiley have arrived for the season. Mrs. Robert Babcock and daughter. Hazel, of New Haven, are guests of Mrs. Alvln Squires. Ev-eritt Cullum of Easthampton and Miss Urania Schrler of Calverton were married Friday by the Rev. W. B. Schrimer of Calverton. The Johnson family of Columbus, O., are occupying C. S. Rogers' Sagaponack cottage. NEW SAG HARBOR YACHT. Sag Harbor. L. I., June 19 A 28-foot cruising launch, built at Green-port for Mrs. .1. E. Rierdan of Brooklyn, will go Into commission this week, flying the Sag Harbor Yacht Club flag. Mr. and Mrs. Rierdan are now at their country home, Nadrier, in the cottage settlement at North Haven, near Sag Harbor. . . Greenport Would Make Public Dumps Into Park Prompted by Eagle's Articles on More Attractive Long Island Villages, Residents of East End Village Work with Vim to Do Away with Eyesore and Providea Playground. (Special to The Eagle.) Greenport, L. I., June 19 The symposium of civic betterment for Long Island villages, started by The Eagle a move to make the various villages better for residential and commercial purposes has reached this village, and it is apparent now that Greenport may be one of the very first to take a definite step that will mean much in civic improvement. The laudable ambition of Greenport folk is to convert a public dump of course, it's an eyesore, and has been for years Into a public playground a spot of beauty as well as utility. This proposition is being enthusias tically received, and the general plan of The Eagle to awaken the villages to their own needs pointing out a way through publicity, is likewise thought well of here. "The Eagle Is doing a fine work," said one enthusiastic supporter of general civic Improvement. "At times all that any village needs in order to 'find Itself and to be made to progress. Is for someone with Influence to point out the needs that we have always had with us, but which we hare somehow overlooked. The mere fact of telling what has been accomplished in other villages and what we might accomplish, really does have the good effect of spurring us on." All strangers who have visited Greenport are struck at once with its natural beauty. It is a sea coast town. It has a fine harbor one of the best along Long Island's shores. Yachts and other vessels of deep draught can be accommodated. It has beautiful beaches on Sound and Bay. Its streets are well shaded, its scenery good. In fact, the handiwork of nature is pronounced. Realizing that man can assist nature In making nature more beatiful here as elsewhere; realizing that every village has its needs; realizing that the time to act is now Greenport residents, spurred on by seeing what others are accomplishing, looked around to see what could be accomplished in the immediate future to make Greenport a better village. It didn't require much searching to hit upon a timely plan. "It's a public park and a public playground," enme the answer. "We will transform that old eyesore up near the schoolhouse into a beauty spot. We will get rid of all that rubbish that has been cast there, and that has later blown even on other people's property." This was the entering wedge. So rapidly has the Idea advanced that already a petition is being circulated asking for a special election to buy the property. The tract is a part of the Wickham estate. It can be bought now for $3,000. and many say it is cheap at the price. Mr. Corwln Leads in Project. D. Stanley Corwin, a prominent contractor here, is busily circlating a petition to pave the way for the purchase of the tract by the village. Mr. Corwin has the best interests of the village at TWELVE NEW NURSES. Graduation Exercises of St. Joseph's Hospital to Be. Held. Far Rockaway, L. I., June 19 A class of twelve will be graduated from the Training School for Nurses of St. Joseph's Hospital, at the annual commencement exercises to be held in St. Mary's Lyceum next Wednesday evening. The graduates are the Misses Margaret A. Ma her of Rensselaer, N. Y.; Helen F. Randall of Albany; Anna M. Ward of Wllkesharre, Pa.; Teresa C. Howe of St. Johns, N. B. ; Kath-erine M. Coogan of Boston, Marguerite C. Egel of Far Rockaway, Elsa J. Leasch of Rockaway Beach, Elizabeth C. Greely of Red Bank. N. J.; Helen H. Casey of Kingston. Pa.; Julietta D. Quinn of Ottawa. Canada; Katherine J. Minogue of Brooklyn, and Katherine Hanrahan of Schenectady. GOOD FISHING OFF BABYLON Summer Folk Find Them More Plentiful Than Ever Before. (Special to The Eagle.) Babylon, L. I., June 19 Water sports art beginning to claim the attention of the summer and permanent residents. One of the features of the Great South Bay is the fishing. Natives and summer sojourners say the bluefish never have been so prevalent and willing to bite as now. The fish are small, an indication that their stay will be a long one. The Watson House is fast filling its roster for July, August and the remainder of June. Coralie Bolen Hage-dorn will conduct a chlldrens" dancing class every Friday afternoon beginning June 2a. The rental agents report the engagement of a very large number of the houses at the disposal of the summer colony. Arrivals, however, are contingent upon the closing of the city schools. The following are now nt the Watson House: Mr. and Mrs. Morgan Porter, Mrs. Charles S. Ayres. Miss S. R. Jones. Mr. and Mrs. S. Van Loan. Mr. and Mrs. A. .1. Ramongua, Mr. and Mrs. G. Sttiyvesant. Mrs. H. I. .la-bine. Mrs. J. H. Carroll. C. A. Heck-shar. Frank Orr. Charles K. Jones, Craig Colt, John A. Miller. Mr. and Mrs. H. F. Proudfoot, .1. De Lentilhon, Manhattan; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Granger, Louisville, Ky. JOHN RYAN .115. WEDS. Rockaway Beach Man's Bride Is Miss Charlotte, B. Bode. Rockaway Tark. L. 1-, June 19 Friends of John Ryan Jr., son of Police Lieutenant and Mrs. John Ryan of this place, were surprised yesterday to learn of his having been married since September 3 last. On that clay he and Miss Charlotte D. Bode of 201 West 201st street. Manhattan, were married hv the Rev. Daniel Burke, rector of St. Philip's Church, at 201st street and the Concourse. Mr. and Mrs. Ryan are now residing at Rockaway Beach, where they are receiviii?! the belated congratulations of friends. PATCHOGUE ONLY 5,000. Patchogue, L. I., June 19 Surprise was expressed today when it was asserted that the unofficial total compiled by Patchogue's four census takers amounted to considerably less than 5.000. The total was about 4H0 shy. One of the fraternal organizations had a census taken earlier in the year, and estimated that the incorporate limits contained slightly more than 5,000. HELD SUFFRAGE LAWN PARTY. Queens, L. I.. June 19 The lawn party held by the Queens Woman Suffrage Club on June 1 on Mrs. Grace Stewart's grounds, in P.ellaire Gardens, was most successful. About fifty women i eis present and played cards. heart. This is evidenced In the work he is doing to secure this public playground. The petition is being liberally signed. That in itself is a good omen. If the taxpayers vote as liberally as they are signing the petition, and there seems to be good belief that they will, there is no doubt that Greenport will soon have its long felt want a public park and a public playground for the kiddies. "At 13,000 the property Is cheap," says Mr. Corwin. "If the village is able to buy it at that price, it ought j to snap up the chance at once. And I the grounds can be put in shape for I public use at a very small cost. The benefit to the village is beyond estimate." I It is said, too, that all of the village trustees are in favor of the proposition. Village President Willard F. Grlfflng, who has done many good things for the village, by the way, says the project is a desirable one and that he is anxious to do his part in furthering it. Charles G. Bailey, well versed In Greenport realty values, says: "The property is a desirable one. The taxpayers will he doing an unwise thing in not purchasing it." Levine Brothers, prominent merchants here, have an option on the lot, but with the true spirit of progress, and placing public needs before self, have asreed to give up their option in favor of the village. Campaign for Play Ground Is Ener. getic. Practically all of the prominent, men and women in the village are favorable to the scheme at this time. Of course, there are a few who oppose. But many of those in favor are doing more than to say so. They are trying to convert those who are oposed, realizing that it is one of the most modern; ideas of civic advancement of the age to provide a spot where the children can romp and play without fear of being "shooed off." And not only this they realize, too, that their action in converting the Bpot into a playground will end a disgrace to the community a public dump. Heretofore an effort was made to get what is known as the Peconic House lot, bordering on the bay, as a public park. This property has been held at an exorbitant figure. There seems to be no chance of getting it at a reasonable price. While this, too, would make a desirable spot, It is not as available at this time as the Wickham property, and the chances of getting it are not as good. It is considered likely, however, that, with an entering wedcre made in securing the Wickham property, and then realizing what that property will do toward village advancement, it is not beyond the bounds of possibility that at a later date the Peconic House property may be added as an additional park a shore front park. At any rate, it is pointed out now that there Is no village in this section as easily able to get a public improvement as is Greenport. The village is Incorporated; It can buy and hold property without any special acts or delay. It Is realized that the time is now," and the village people will be very much surprised if favorable action is not taken within the next few months. GOLF AT HUNTINGTON Summer Visitors and Cottagers Enjoy Country Club's Course. fSpecial to The Eagie.) Huntington, L. I., June 19 Golf Is one of the principal features of the summer life in Huntington this season. Nearly every Saturday during the past month a large number of the members of the Huntington Country Club and their friends have visited the course and entered into the several competitions. Yesterday there were morning and afternoon sweepstakes as well as the first round for each the President's Cup for men and the cup for women. The first affair of the season of the Ketewomoke Yacht Club, with the exception of the opening day programme on Decoration Day, will he the clambake to be held next Saturday afternoon. Miss Emily Brielman of Brooklyn spent the week-end with Miss Claire O. Doty of Cold Spring Harbor. William Dlele of Huntington Station has returned home after enjoying a short visit with his cousin, Harry Thiele of Brooklyn. V. D. Bowne and family from Manhattan have arrived and opened their est:Ue on the west side of the harbor for the summer. The Misses Elizabeth and Margaret McGroarty of Brooklyn have been enjoying a visit at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Brucher at Huntington Station. Those registered at the Huntington Golf and Marine Club during the week are: F. L. Baldwin. F. W. Searles, Walter Hathaway, Mr. and Mrs. W. I F. McClelland, Howard M. Coptherwalt, Mr. and Mrs. Schling, ueorse m. Owartl and Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Hubbard Jr.. of Manhattan, Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Lindley of Lakewood, N. J. CHURCH WILL CELEBRATE. Richmond Hill Methodists to Obaerre Twenty-fifth Anniversary. Richmond Hill. L. I.. June 19 The twenty-fifth anniversary of the First Methodist Episcopal Church. Church street and Beaufort avenue, will be celebrated on Sunday and the following Wednesday. On Sunday morning Bishop Thomas B. Neely will visit Richmond Hill for the first time and will preach. At night there will be a platform meeting, at which William A. DeGroot will preside, and brief addresses will be made by W. C. Van Home, one of the charter members; Henry Storer. Harry 1. Huber and John M. Bulwinkle of the Brooklyn and Long Island Church Society. On Wednesday night former pastors will be present and speak. PFISTER HARPER. Rockaway Beach, L. I., June 19 Miss Alva Harper, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Harper of Brooklyn, ! and Alfred Henry Pfister of this place ! were married on Wednesday evening in the parsonage of the First Congre- Rational Church by the Rev. John C. Green. Miss Florence Glier of Brook-! lvi was maid of honor, and Arthur , : 1'. I'fister was his brother's best man. i Pollowins the ceremony a reception ' was held at the home of the hrlde-! groom's parents in Beach Ninety-fifth j Street. The young couple will spend i the summer at Atlantic Highlands, N. J. ni rxs niNCE. Glen Cove. L. I., June 1 9 A quiet wedding took place at The Hall here on Thursday afternoon at 5 o'clock,-when Miss Mildred Curry Bunce of Westfteld, N. J.. niece of Miss Louisa Edwards, became the bride of Robert Arthur Burns of Somervllle, Mass. Only the relatives and intimate friends witnessed the marriage, as it was very informal. The Rev. Dr. Loomia At Westfield, N. J., officiated. ,

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