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VOL. XXIV. EAST HAMPTON, N. Y., NOVEMBER 5, 1909. NO. 49 New School Building Now in Use at Springs. The new school house fit Spriogs is A c k n o w led g e d by all who have seen it to be one of the prettiest school build­ ings of its size in the county. Its loca­ tion is on a natural elevation well bnok from the street, affording a spacious foreground and lending grace and dig­ nity to its appearance. The building contains four large class rooms, well lighted and ventilated. The rooms are fitted with modern school furniture and with slate black­ boards uu four sides The building is heated by steam and is well calculated to afford comfort to the pupils and teachers. The front portion of the structure is taken up with the hall and two stair ways leading to the two upper rooms. Separate coat rooms for (he boys and tfirls open into each of the rooms. The four rooms, two on the first floor and two on the second occupy the back or main portion of the building. Only three of the rooms will be furnished for (school work at present. The trustees of the district have built well. They have provided a school building that will do much to advance the education and culture of the young and of which every citizen of Springs should be proud. The cost of the building, exclusive of furniture, was about SO.000. The first school house at Springs was located on what is now the garden of Supervisor Miller and after the town exchanged some common land with one Samuel Mnlford of East Hampton for the land now known as the Village Green, this building was removed to the triangular piece between the high ways which the district bought of the town trustees. This building was a w ooden structure and it was here that our oldest residents got their education. In 1847 the brick building was erected. After its completion, the old wooden structure was again moved to the upper end of Kingstown and converted into a dwelling house and is now the home of Daniel King. The brick building was enlarged in the winter of 1884 85 and Supervisor Miller and Miss Alice Mil­ ler were the first to teach s hnol in the new rooms with their broad folding doors which made it so easy and pleas­ ant for them to unite their interests that they have been life partners nearly ever since. The school has enjoyed the services of many earnest and capable teachers and to-day we have one of the finest school properties for the size and wealth of the district of any on the east end of this island. The building and heating reflect credit to the contractors G. A. Eldredge aud F. Ross respective iy. THE PRESIDENT’S TOUR. CADDIED FAMOUS MESSAGE. Tnft S h o w s No III Effects From Hlo Long Journey. Although having covered 10,000 miles of his great ••swing around the circle,\ President Tnft Is in splendid physical condition and Is standing the journey remarkably well. Ills ability to rough it without fatigue has astonished the members of his party, and Dr. Rich* urdson’s services have not been need­ ed. On one occasion after a forty mile ride over foil l :I i mountain roads Mr. Tuft sat up until midnight playing bridge, while must of the others were in bi d leiely fagged out. The neti ci's chief executive will Boon liuis!: his tour, and most men aft­ er a journo / of over Id 000 miles would want s e v n l weeks for rest. No such luxury it waits President Tuft, howev- Rowcn, V/ J, j Brought W o r d From C a r d . ’, to Leave Arm y . Major Andrew S. Rowan is to retire from the army on his own application on Dec. 1 next. Major Rowan Is known popularly all over the land by reason of Ids font in the spring of 1808 of penetrating Cuba to the fast­ nesses of General Calixto Garcia for the purpose of giving to General Gar­ da a message from this government and of ascertaining whether the Cuban army could co-operate with the urruy of the United States. Rowan also got from the Cubans points us to the avail­ able lauding places for the American forces and arranged for a meeting later. Ills mission was perilous, the more so because news thut he hud been dispatched upon It somehow came to he published soon After lie had started, aud the Spaniards were on the alert to Intercept him. After visiting Garcia, Rowan made his way with a trusty aid furnished to him by General Garda to the north coast of Culm, whence they sailed in an open boat to New Providence. There they got to a small schooner bound for Key West. When news of Rowan’s safe arrival home was pub­ lished there were great enthusiasm and admiration for him ail over the coun­ try. aud the late George II. Daniels fanned the patriotic flumes by scatter­ ing over tin* land the ‘.Message to Gar­ da.\ written bv Elbert Hubbard. WEDDING IN RHYME. How a Ties p i i b b i d e n t t a f t on h i s t o u r . er, as the month of November will be one of the busiotrt of his administra­ tion thus far. The second session of the Sixty-first congress will convene lu Washington on the first Monday lu De­ cember. it will be the first session of congress which will he called upon to deal with the general policies of the Tnft administration which require new legislation or araeudutory legislation to existing luws. Details of the changes which Mr. Tuft will ask congress to make ure now In process of formulation by mem­ bers of his cabinet and other official advisers. With few of theBe proposed details is Mr. Taft personally acquaint­ ed at this time. Chinch Bug Costs Millions. Declaring that the annual loss to the farmers of Kansas on account of chinch hugs is from $5,000,000 to $25,- 000,000, Dr. J. P. Hendlee of the Kan­ sas State Agricultural college is ex­ perimenting with methods of destroy­ ing the pest Judge of Maiben, Miss. Nuptial Knot. Judge Norman Moore, tlie rhyming Jurist, now mayor of Mnlben, perform­ ed in verse ilu* ceremony that made James Davis and Bettio Johnson man and wife. The exuet words were: Jim, will you take Bot Without regret To love an d cherish Until one of you perish And is laid under sod, So help you Clod? The bridegroom replied lu the af­ firmative. Then, turning to the bride, Judge Moore said: Bet, will you take Jim And cling to him Both In an d out, Through thick and thin, H o l d i n g him to your h e a r t Until d e a t h you do p a r t ? The bride blushed with a modest bow of consent, and Judge Moore dis­ missed them as follows: Through life’s alternative Joy a n d strife I now pronounce you man a n d wife. Go up life’s rugged hill Until you both reach th e level. And now' salute your bride, You big but tru s t y devil. — Its so if you saw it in the S ta r : the popular home paper. Organization to Enforce Law A majority of the voters a t the spring election chose to license soloons withiu the Town of Southampton, for a period of two years, dating from October 1st, last. In this election district to every one vote cast for license there were three votes cast against license; it nec­ essarily follows then that the saloons which have been establishe . within the limits of this election district have been so established contrary to the wish of a large majority of its voters and taxpay­ ers Nevertheless, because this distirct iH a part of the town of Southampton, thene villages are powerless to prevent the granting of licenses ami the estab­ lishing of saloons in our midst. That the saloon influence is a menace, and detrimental to the best interests of these communities, no person of un­ prejudiced thought will attempt to deny. The stranger who comes into these villa es, and enters into their life and growth, contributing his knowledge and industry is an acquisition to be desired, and finds ready welcome and encourage­ ment; the stranger who comes amongst ns, and for his own profit only, engages in a business recognized by law as so dangerous to life and property that special and stringent restrictions are placed upon, can expect from the eiti zens of these villages, having their vvel fare at heart, no encouragement other than that to which they are legally en titled under the law* by which they are allowed to operate. That the law governing the conduct of saloons in this vicinity shall be strict­ ly enforced is the prayer of a petition which has beeu signed by a large num­ ber of men iu this locality, having its best interests at heart; that this result can has: he accomplished by organiza­ tion, is their belief, to this end a public meeting is called fur at 8 o’clock Friday evening. Nov. 5th. at Mechanics’ Hall. There will he several speakers, and an organization as above indicated will he effected All persons interested are urged t\ he present — H ampton Chron­ icle. ____________ Doctors in Session. The auhual meeting of the Suffolk County Medical Society was held at the Griffin House here Thursday, with Dr. Marcus B Heyman, the president, as­ sistant superintendent of the Central Islip State Hospital, presiding. Dr. 8. Busby Allen of River head was elected president; Dr. Halsey of Bay Shore, vice president; Dr. Overton of Patchogue, secretary; and Dr. Skinner of Greenport, treasurer. The first thing on the program was a well written and very interesting paper by the retiring president, Dr. Heyman, on the m atter of the advertising in county papers concerning patent medi­ cines. From the nature of his address it was quite evident that Dr. Heyman had been perusing the “ exchanges” quite carefully of late. He had a big bundle of papers under his arm. The good doctor and the entire so­ ciety, too, would like to see the county press shut down on this class of adver­ tising, because he and his fellow doc­ tors hold th a t general harm is done the public through the sale of patent medi­ cines. He contended that the pnblic onght to be educated to the harmfnlness of such medicines, and snggested that a committee be appointed to carry on the work. Dr. Allen, tne new president, appointed on such committee Drs. Hey­ man, Ross and Overton. From figures given by Dr. Heyman it was shown that there is but one paper in the county that carries none of such advertising All the others had from one to 24 ads. of different sizes in each issue; those containing the most having what are called “patent outsides”—that is, a part of the paper is supplied from New York and it is this part that c ar­ ries most of the advertising objection­ able to the county physicians.— River- head News The Family Reading Problem. To find reading that satisfies oue’s craving for the bright and attractive, and is at the same time perfectly spit- able for impressionable young people. Is at times difficult. The best magazines are admittedly published for mature readers only. The Youth’s Companion alone is for all the family. While the editors keep in mind the eager desire of the young for tales of action, enterprise and adventure, these stories in The Companion are so well written as to fascinate meu and women in all stages of life’s journey. Aud this is true not only of the fiction in The Companion, but of the entire contents. The articles, by famous writers, convey knowledge that is useful to the wisest and most e x ­ perienced as well hr the immature. In short, The Companion solves the read­ ing problem for the entire family. It is entertaining and it is “ worth while.” E?ery new subscriber will find it of special advantage to send at once the $1.75 for the new 1910 Volume Not enly does be get the beautiful “Vene­ tian” Calendar for 1910. lithographed in thirteen colors and gold, but all the is­ sues of The Companion for the remain­ ing weeks of 1909, from the time the subscription is received. THE YOUTH’S COMPANION. Companion Building. Boston, Mass. New Subscriptions received at this Office. COI.ONEI. WARNTTU. C O LONE L VES1’ ASIAN W A UN E ll, who recently an­ nounced his In­ tention to resign as national com­ missioner of pen­ sions, is a native of Illinois and six­ ty-seven years old. If lie is at all su­ perstitious it is not the figure 13, at any rate, that has terrors for his Inner soul. He was thirteen years old when he earned his first money as a newsboy on a rail­ road train. It was on the 13th day of June, 1801, when he enlisted iu the uriny, and it was the 13th day of July, 1800, when he finally resigned. Colonel W arner was nominated to ^•present the Thirteenth d istrict of Illi­ nois on July 13, 1894. There was a deadlock In the convention, and it was not till the six hundred and thirteenth ballot was east that the turn of affairs came which assured him his nomina­ tion on the six hundred and twenty- first ballot. He succeeded Colonel Ware as commissioner of pensions in 1905 and, strange to say, first learned of the appointment on Jan. 13 of that year. Tall, broad shouldered, with thick iron gray hair and attractive personal­ ity, Colonel W arner Is a typical Amer­ ican aud one of the most genial men that ever held a federal office. Recently England’s biggest Dread­ nought, the Neptune, was launched, and on the same day Germany’s most powerful Dreadnought, ORtfriesland, was also put Into the water. The naval programs of the European pow­ ers are rapidly attaining fruition, a number of other big sea fighters being about ready to launch. France has added the monster Mlrabeau, a vessel of 18,027 tons, which will be armed with four twelve-inch and twelve 9.4- lnch guns, giving her a greater weight LAUNCH OF Til 14 NRPTUNB. of gunfire than the Dreadnought. She is one of a class of six, of which she will be the fifth to he launched. England now has eight vessels of the Dreadnought type and Germany six. The most remarkable feature of the Neptune will he the extraordinary powers of concentrating her gun fire. The ten twelve-inch guns will be mounted in pairs in five barbettes. One barbette will be placed in the fore­ cast 1 e on a high level. The two broad­ side barbettes will he “en echelon,” that on the port side being more for­ ward than the barbette on the star­ board side. By a novel arrangement of the superstructure, which is bridged over tin* barbettes, both pairs can be fired on either side at once if required. Of tin* two barbettes astern one will he raised above the other, so that all four guns cuu fire direct ustern simul­ taneously. If Frank P. Flint, United States senator from California, persists in his determination to decline a second term the senate will lose one of its most genial and popular m e m Ii e r s. Al­ though u native of M a s s a e h u s e t ts, where he was born in 18(12. Mr. Flint lias been a resident of t lie Golden State since 18(’>4 and has resided in Los An­ geles for the past twenty-two years. He Is a lawyer by profession and has for years enjoyed a large and lucrative practice. He served as United States attorney for southern California for four years (1897-1901). Mr. Flint began his political career as a member of the Blaine Iuvincibles in Sun Francisco during the Blaine cam­ paign and cast his first presidential vote for Mr. Blaine at the election. He has been active in Republican politics ever since lie located in Los Angeles. Senator Flint has been living In very good style in Washington, where It was something of a surprise to learn that he must retire to make money for the support of Ids family, he having made an announcement to this effect. With the prestige as a United States senator and successful lawyer, how- over, he will naturally have many years of rich earnings ahead if ho re­ sumes practice, as he is in the very prime of life. Long Island a Winter Resort There is very little need of Long Is* 1 land invalids going from home* to find better climatic conditions. If they will only keep out of doors just hh much as possible winter and summer and take moderate exercise and all needed rent aud use the greatest care as to diet, quautity as well as quality, they will find that nature will do the rest and build up new lung tissue, restore tier vons energy and give renewed power to all the vital organs. . According to government reports there are more sunshiny days on the easterly end of long Island than in all but about half a dozen places in the United States, including a section of New Mexico aud Colorado and Texas, and the temperature is incomparable, warmer in winter than at Washington and cooler in summer than in the north­ ern part of the state. According to the reports of the best health experts, there are no better places for the establishment of sanitariums than amid the pine plains of central Long Island on the hills of the back­ bone or on the seashores of the Hamp tons, Long Beach and the Rockaways. The success of the sanitarium at Brentwood, amid the pines and of the seaside resorts at Rockaway Park and Rockaway Bench are but a few indica­ tions of what can be done. The movement is now becoming pop­ ular of making Long Island a great winter resort as well as a summer rec­ reation section. W ith the growing use of the *nn par tor, the balmy weather of the Carolina winter can he reproduced^ home amid the luxuriance of tropical gardens find palms and orchids under glass We can make the winter hotel a possi­ bility on Long Island and many of our private residence owners arp adapting the sun parlor to theij; dwellings. We have enough sunny dais or partly cloudy days to make the sun parlor a successful feature of the Long Dhtml home or sanitarium or winter hotel. For persons with hmu or heart, irnuh les. rooms in which huii baths uiny he enjoyed daily, are invaluable in restor­ ing, the sick and maintaining healthy and nowhere also can 'conditions U* found flnpfcrior'Ri tbofl’Mfln Lotiu Island at all times of the year —LongInlander. Long Island Railroad Earnings. The Long Island Railroad Company for tlm month of September rep its gross earnings increased $144,4(10; ex­ penses increased $40,005. and n»*t e arn­ ings increased. For the nine months ending September 30. gross earnings in­ creased $734,305; expenses increased $118,104, and net earnings increased $010,201. MAXIM’S BOYHOOD HOME. Old Farmhouse In Which Ho W a s Born to Be Transplanted. Most men who leave the farm to seek fame and fortune iu the big cities fre­ quently think of their younger days and long to see tin* boyhood home again. Few. however, would or could Mrs.Harriman in Business SHE HIS LEASED AN OFFICE. Lata Financier Showed Confidence In Her Ability When He Left Richai Solely to H e r — Will Retain H e r 8o- cial Position. Mrs. Mary Averell Ilarriinan, widow Df Edward Henry Hurrlman aud sole legatee of his estate, which makes her one of the wealthiest women iu the world, will take charge of and person­ ally direct the management of this great fortune of more than $100,000,- 000 and possibly twice that am o u n t While Judge Robert S. Lovett may represent Mrs. Hardman in the boards of the Union Pacific and Southern Pa­ cific railroads find he or some other man may represent her in the direct­ orates of the other great corporations in which Mr. Uarrimun was interest­ ed, it will be this woman who will direct the destinies of these g reat prop­ erties aud who will give the flual de­ cision on all disputed questions that may nrl.se. Mrs. Harrimau has leased offices on Fifth avenue directly opposite the new public library. Her offices will oc­ cupy the greater part of the second floor of the building. She is the largest individual stock­ holder in the Union Pacific and South­ ern Pacific railroad, the Wells Fargo Express company and a large stock­ holder in many other corporations. BENATOa FLINT. HUDSON MAXIM’S UIRTHI'LAOE. go to the lengths Hudson Maxim has to gratify this desire. The famous in­ ventor Is taking apart piece by piece the old farmhouse at Abbott, Me., in which lie was horn, and It Is to be re­ moved aud set up on ids large estate at Lake llopatcmig. N. J.. as a reminder of the struggle lie lias had with life. Ills life is one of the great romances of success. Between the champion wrestler of country fairs and the dis­ coverer of \the ultimate atom;” be­ tween the callow schoolmaster of a backwoods district in Maine aud the inventor of the most powerful explo­ sive known to science; between the hatless, coatless, barefoot boy who at the age of nine could neither read nor write and the man who at fifty-five has made himself acquainted with al­ most every branch of human knowl­ edge, there is a wide gulf. Yet Hud­ son Maxim has bridged them all. He started his professional career in the printing and publishing business in 1883. Five years later ho began to make ordnance and explosives. lie was first to make smokeless powder in the United States. lie submitted samples to the government for trial. In 1890 he built a factory at Maxim. N. J., named for him. Later lie sold the smokeless powder plant and for­ mulas and became an engineer. The government adopted ills Invention, in 1001 he sold to the United States gov­ ernment the formula of mnxlmlte. It was the first high explosive to he fired through heavy armor plate. He has invented inuny kinds of explosives. MUH. MAllY A. llAllIUMAN. While the details of the management of these properties will he left to oth­ ers, it will be Mrs. Hardman at one end of the telephone who will give or­ ders on important matters. No man lias ever paid a higher trib­ ute to the ability of a woman than did Mr. Hardm an in ids will of ninety- nine words when he gave his entire estate to his wife and appointed her sole executrix. That he had the utmost faith in her good judgment was shown when he dkl not make a single trust and gave her full power to do as she pleased. Inherited Her'Ability. Mrs. Ilarriman comes naturally by her interest in financial and railroad matters. Her father was William J. Averell, a banker of Ogdonsburg, N. Y., who, with her brothers, built a large part of the Koine, Watertown and Og- densburg railroad, now a part of the New York Central system. She Inher­ ited a fortune, which came to Mr. Har­ dman at a time when lie needed mon­ ey the most and which, small as it was comiaired with the great estate he laler accumulated, formed part of the capital which enabled him to get start­ l'd In the : m .‘(jnisition of railroads. For ninny years Mrs. Uarrimun bus been one of the social leaders of New York, and it is not believed thut the management of the large estate will in any way interfere with her social plans. Tho W o men. T h e y ought to vote; they ought to mix A h man does in his politics. T h e y ought to vote; they ought to reach T h e people by their powers of speech. T h e y ought to vote; they ought to show M e r e man the; proper way to go. T h e y ought to vote; they o u g h t t o wield Tho b word o f virtue In the field. T h e y ought to vote; they ought to rl«d Superior to domestic ties. T h e y ought to vole; th e y ought to smash T h e votive influence of cash. T h e y ought to vote; they ought to tak e Tho lead In giving w r o n g tho shake. T h e y ought to vote; they ought to s l u r T h o deadly doings of the Jug. T h e y ought t o vote; th e y ought to heap O p p r o b r i u m on tho luw s tlmt sleep. T h e y ought to vote; thoy ought to sw a t Election m ’lls on tho spot. T h e y ought to vote; they ought to do W h a t man does as ho oughtn’t to. T h e y ought t o vote; th e y ought to— say, la lovely w o m a n built that way? —W. J. L a m p t o n In N e w York WorlA.

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