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: î » o Ê t i t ' . : a ñ NOBTH TABBYTOWN, N. T., SA’XÙSSAT, JANUART 3, Í914. « O O * ; ■ : Z & iv/;à Vigorously Opposes Proposed Measure and Instructs Coun­ sel to Attend Hearing WILL EXACT BLOOD MONEY Trustee Oppose That Section Which W ill Deed Away an Owner’s Proper­ ty If Taxes Are Not Paid in Two Years—Sees No Benefit to Village— Also Oppose Abolishing Collectors. The North Tarrytown Village Trus­ tees held a special meeting last night, and discussed the provisions of the pro­ posed new tax law, a hearing on •which •will ,be held before the Supervisors at White Plains Monday morning at 11 o ’clock. Tho general sentiment of the Board was opposed to tho bill, especially the provision that allows the purchaser, whether it be the town or an individual, to have an absolute deed of a person’s property, ‘ one year after it has been sold for the non-payment of taxes. An­ other provision, in relation to village taxes, tho Board did not consider would be of any benefit to the village. Where property is purchased by the town for .the non-payment of village taxes, the village is not reimbursed, until the town sells the property. If the town purchases the property year after year, tho village does not receive the back taxes. Tho proposition looks to the Board as though the town*would have to go into tho real estate business on an extensive scale, and Village Counsel Given stated that lie did not think the State law would allow a town to go in­ to the real estate business. Tho Board expressed the opinion that, there should be some adequate. wayH to compel the delinquents to pay their taxes, but thought that the proposed new law was too radical in some of its provisions. If enforced, it would work too much of a hardship on the small taxpayer who took many years to cloar liis property, and then, if ho was unable to pay his taxes, he would lose it com­ pletely in two years’ time. The new law would pave the way for a few men with money to buy up many parcels of property, and thereby make what the Board considered was blood money. The Board objected to the provision which abolishes all the village and ¿school tax collectors, and provides for one tax collector in the town, to collect all the school, village and town taxes. Tho Board thought it was better to di­ vide tho. tax fees among a number of collectors, rather than to have one man do the work at a largo salary. After a thorough discussion, Trustee t Guilfoyle offered tho following resolu­ tion which was unanimously adopted; Resolved, that inasmuch as the pro­ posed act does not in the opinion of this Board, after reading and discussing same, facilitate or improve present methods of collecting tax, and inasmuch as it is apparent to the Board that the proposed bill, if enacted into law, will mot improve the condition of the pro- 'perty owners of the poorer class, we •hereby record ourselves as not being in favor of the passage of this act, and that the village counsel be instructed to attend and represent the Board at the hearing before tho Supervisors next Monday, and express the Board’s oppo­ sition- to said act. ' On motion the Board adjourned. MRS. FRED SPENCER ON THE CALENDAR TONIGHT. Music Hall attractions. Alpine Theatre attractions. Union Opera House attractions. Basketball at Y. M. C. A. Seniors vs. Williamsbridge Y. M. C. A.’ Meeting of Clan (Jameron, No. 177, O. S. C. Installation of officers. , ’ Opening of Lyceum bowling tourna­ ment.: Brown vs. Millard, three games. LESSONS IN CANOINO. The Misses Metcalf’s class in danc­ ing, conducted by Prof. Fletcher Riv­ ers, will re-open at the Lyceum on Fri­ day, January 9th, at 3.30 p. m. All tho latest dancing taught. D31-J-3-6-7-8 LOCAL WEATHEB PREDICTION. New York, January 3.—Forecast for New York and vicinity—Probably rain or snow tonight. Sunday, clear. JUDGE ROBERT F. WHITE ALSO BITTEN WHILE PETTING HIS DOG. Mrs. Fred M._ Spencer, of Fairview avenuo, was bitten Tuesday by an English bull terrier owned by. Richard C. Wright, of Main street. Mrs. Spen­ cer was passing the Washington apart­ ments when the dog sprang out from the entrance near the Westchester Lighting Company. The dog frightened Mrs. Spencer and she stumbled against the curb and fell. As she did so the dog sank his teeth into her right arm at the elbow. Mrs. Spencer struggled to her feet and the dog still hung on, but for tunately Mrs. 0. B. Millspaugli came out then and called the dog off. Mrs. Spencer went to Dr. Coutant’s at onco to have the wound dressed. Two deep incisions had been made by the dog’s teeth and Dr. Coutant said that it was Mrs. Spencer’s heavy cloth­ ing that prevented a much more serious injury. • Mrs. Spencer has written to Mr. Wright asking him to have the dog muzzled. Mr. Wright replied that he thought it was because Mrs. Spencer fell that the dog -bit her. He did not agreo to muzzle the dog. Mr. Wright should for his own protection as well as that of the public, muzzle the dog, and if ho doesn’t the village officials should act. On Thursday night Judge Robert F. White was bitten by his pet dog. The animal had been ill and he was kept in tho yard. During the night Judge White went out to pet it for he is very Tond of the dog, and it nearly bit off his thumb. Dr. Coutant dressed the wound yesterday and said it is a bad one. Y. M. C. A. BASKETBALL TEAM WON LAST NIGHT The local Y. M. C. A. basketball team added another victory to their credit last night by defeating the Co. II. of 10th Regiment team on their own court in the armory at Mount Vernon, by the score of 31 to 10. Both teams lined up the same as last Saturday when Co. II. played her. Croke went into the game in the second half in placo of Wallace. The local team played a very fast gamo an dheld the Regt. team to one baskot in the first half®“which ended with the score, 14 to 2, in favor of Y. M. C. A. Mount Vernon expected to return the defoat of last Saturday night when they met last night on their own court, bat the local team showed they can play just as well on an out of town court as one their own. Following is the points made by tho players: Y. M. C. A. Baskets. Fouls. Points. V. Lewis.. _______ 3 0 6 L a m b ie __________ 5 0 10 V ietor ___________ 3 0 6 W allace __________ 2 1 5 B. Lewis _________ 3 0 4 Croko ___________ 0 0 0 Co. II. Densmore _____ H a g g e rty ---- Hohnel ---- T_ Cannody --- Shute _________ 15 1 1 0 0 3 31 HAVE MOVED THEIR OFFICES. II. II. and W. L. Morse announce that they have moved from their temporary offices in the Vierkant building to per­ manent offices in the Woolworth build­ ing, 49-51 Orchard street, Tarrytown, n . r. CHIEF LYON A SKATER < Fire Chief Olin J. Lyon, of Tarjty- town, was skating on the Tarrytown lakes yesterday afternoon. He said? it was the first time in fifteen years. 1 Don’t lose sight of the fact that many a deliberate truth carries miprD malice than an innocent lie. HAD CHRISTMAS TREES AND EN- TEBTAINMENT IN QUARTERS LAST NIGHT. With Arthur Keener acting as Santa Claus, Hope Hose Company No. 1, of Tarrytown, held a successful Christmas tree and entertainment in its quarters in Main street last night. Many were present and were remembered with gifts with the “ knock in them” from “ St. Nick.” The Junior Order United American Mechanics Band furnished the music. 'The entertainment started just a lit­ tle after eight o'clock. While the pres­ ents were being arranged the graphon- ola was kept busy. -Charles Laurino entertained by giving a few classic se­ lections on the piano. A feature of the evening was a bass drum solo by How­ ard James accompanicd by the Junior Order band. As each person’s name was called out he advanced to the tree. Keener, wearing an automobile coat and a white feather duster for a mustache ‘handed out the presents. Every person got his knock with a capital “ K .” The tree, which was beautifully ilium inatcd with electric lamps flashed at in tervals. It stood at the north end of the room. The following ’members* and guests received presents: William II. Aldridge, ducks; John V. A. Craemer, horn; James Losee, a rake and shovel to clean Now street; John McCutcheon, a blue lantern; Fred Pet­ ers, a boat; Samuel Rayner, a pair of fancy garters and also views of the hay market in New York city; Fred Cummings, a jack-ass; George La Furge, a boy’s baseball and bat; Eugene Barnes, a bank hoping that lie would soon eontrol the banks of tho county; Jack Allan, an engagement ring with hope that he will have to use i't soon; Edward Bassett, writing paper to keep her well posted; «Ilarry Bassett, hair oil to increase the crop; Bert Crocker, dust pan and brush to clean tho com­ pany’s now apparatus; David A. Day, a picture; Harold Free, a fishing game to amuse himself at the sport}at home; Chief Myers, hair $ r l« L »ttd-Kriting: paper—the latter to keep Western friends posted on the doings of the peerless village; William F. McCord, a smoking sot advising him to do away with tho cigars; Fred Petri, a meat saw; Fritz Offenliaeuser, a fishing game; Frank Sweet, Sr., a wig for ex­ ternal use only; Albert Seitz, a can of women’s talcum powder; Charles Dam- mann, two candy turkeys hoping that he will see enough of the bird; Presi­ dent Frank R. Pierson, Pierson’s Park with the water drawn off; Trustee Michael J. Lynch, a trowel to > smooth tilings over; Trustod Seth Bir<(, a har­ monica, hoping that he will furnish harmony at the meetings of tho board; Fire Chief Lyon and Assistants Gerald S. Williams and Thomas Foley each received automobile fire apparatus; Vil­ lage Clerk Cole, a prayer book; William J. Cannon, a dictionary; /Francis Gil­ man, a poodle dog to talaf the place of the one ho has follow!*; him; Charles Mieriscli, a game; L in^n Wood, a horn to make more noise injuie Junior Order Band; Jack Ryan, afladv's stick pin; Trustee Miller, polisfi for the village piano topped roadsfand a dancing doll baby; Frederick J f . Le Roy, a team, hoping that ho would soon give up his automobiles; G/eorge Vincent, an ex­ press wagon;/Charles IIusted, an auto­ mobile to le/rn to drive before he tac­ kles the Il/ipe Hose apparatus; Trustee George SKotwell, the key to the village; Fire Co'm-missioner Dolen, a smoke muzzle/ Frank Payne, face powder; George Stone, a horse, “ back to the one horse power” ; GcoTge Johnson, an automobile; Gill Brower, a story book, hoping that 'he would change the story he has been telling the last twenty years; Charles 1 Vanderbilt, a stick pin (Woolworth variety); Jaimes Watson, a fancy stick pin; Howard Van Tassel, a manicuring set; Jack Warren, a suc­ tion pump; George Vanderbilt, paint and brush; Fred Croke, a basketball; William Fairchild, an engagement ring which will probably bo used the fif­ teenth of February; Thomas McIIale, a mirror for the most beautiful foreman in the county; Edward Neubrand, a house hoping that he would soon own all of Washington street; Clare Purdy, gun powder; Thomas Ryan, introduced as Astoria Ryan, a bath tub and sponge; Ira Tompkins, lantern to find his way home in the dark; Edward Allen, a searchlight; Frank Sweet, Jr., a rock­ ing chair hoping that he would rock off his lazy feeling;, Milton Van Tassel, a kit of tools; Harry Wood, introduced as “ Chinaman” Wood* a wash board; George Briggs, a game of checkors; Er- (Continued on 6 th page) . Hyde to Be Tried For Murder a Fourth Dr. B. Clarke Hyde, accused of the murder of Colonel Thomas Swope, will be tried at ICansaa City before Judge Porterfield beginning Jim. 14. This will be the fourth trial of Dr. Ilyde for this murder. Important witnesses huve died since the lust trinl. LOOKING FOR CENT THAT MUCH DIFFERENCE BE­ TWEEN TREASURER AND COL- LECTOB’S REPORT. The meeting of tho Tarrytown board of trustees last night was about the shortest on record, lasting only twenty minutes. Owing to the absence of Pres­ ident Pierson, who is in Boston, Seth Bird was chosen president pro tom. Herbert Williams, the tax eolloctor, turned in his report. It showed that there was still $2,337.10 to bo collected of the total budget of $114,204.34. Milton Van Tassel, the village treasur­ er, agrees with every dollar in tho re­ port but there is a difference of one cent. With Clerk Colo ho will go over tho books today and try to find it. The board also agreed to hold the tax sale on Tuesday, February 17, at ton o ’clock in the forenoon in the corporation room. An ordinance was passed which pro­ hibited the burning of soft coal within the village limits. DR. ALLEN TO ADDRESS Y.N.C.A. BOYS TOMORROW The fourth number of a series of addresses to boys will be given at the Boys’ Meeting at the Y. M. C. A. Sun­ day at 3.30 p. m., by Rev. John Knox Allen, D. D. His subject will be “ The Relation of a Boys’ Christian Life to Friendship and Social Relations.” Theso meetings are made as attractive as possible to boys and a good attend­ ance is desired. All boys of the city whether Y. M. C. A. or not are wel­ come at these meetings. BBOEE H IS LEG. John Valanti, an Italian baker em­ ployed in Campo Brother’s' bakery in Cedar street, had his log broken at the ankle this morning when a sack of flour weighing 140 pounds fell as he was helping lift it from the wagon. He was carried from the bake shop to police headquarters and was taken from there to the hospital in the ambulance. SIGNAL TOWEB BEMOVED. The signal tower which has stood south of the local New York Central statin frr the last twenty years has been torn down. The new and up-to- date tower has been installed just east of Holmes’ Point. K . OF C. MEDALS LAST NIGHT PRIZE WINNERS FOB BEST ES­ SAYS GET VALUED PRIZES. The prizes for the best essays on the life of Columbus offered by tho West­ chester County Chapter and the local St. Elmo Council, Knights of Columbus, were given out to the local winners last night in the council rooms in Cottage l’lace. Miss Julia Walsh, of North Tarry­ town, won the third prize offered by the County Chapter, a gold medal, and also the first prize offered by the local chap­ ter, a gold medal. Miss Alice McEl- roy won second prize, a silver medal, and Catherine Hayes won third prize, a bronze medal. Francis Kelly won third prize, a bronzo medal, in the county contest. The presentation of the medals was made by the Rev. D. D. O ’Connor, the chaplain of the council. Many of the local knights are ex­ pected to attend the annual banquet of tho chapter to bo held at Healy’s, 66 th street and Columbus avenue. A dance will be held in the Irvington town hall under the auspices of the council, Friday evening, January 30. PASTOR BROOKS TO TALK ON CHORCH ATTENDANCE For some weeks past the Daily Nows has raised this question and has invited anyone with views upon tho subject to freely use the Daily News columns for airing them. Considerable discus­ sion has resulted in this community about the various articles and letters on the subject of church-going, and be­ cause of this Pastor Brooks of the First Baptist Church will use the sub­ ject of “ church or non-church going” as a theme for his Sunday evening dis­ course. The pew has pretty well aired its views, now let’s hear the pulpit. Tho evening service is held at 7.45 o ’clock. CHILD RUN OVER. Elmsford, January 3.—A wagon own­ ed by a Tarrytown baker ran over an Italian child on the State road here to­ day. The child was not seriously in­ jured aud the driver was allowed to proceed. Advertise in the Daily News. . .. ¡¡I'T .. . ’■ SSr « ft\'». . ‘ - f. ïr • ! ) i ..yA{ FIGHT ON FOR P. M. IN WHITE PLAINS TOWN AND VILLAGE COMMITTEES AT LOGGEBHEADS — EDITOR SUTHERLAND ENDORSED. White Plains, January 3.—Despite tho fact that the present postmaster of the village, James K. Cowan, does not retire until 1915 the demonerats in the village are already engagod in a warm fight over tho appointment of his suc­ cessor. In the course of it the village and the town committee have gone to war. At a mooting last night the town commit­ tee with steam roller methods endorsed Henry Sutherland, its chairman, and the publisher of the Daily Reporter. The village committee then met and after failing to agroe on any one of the half dozen candidates for tho place passed a resolution which in general terms denounced the town committee fur Its actions and for the way the meet­ ing was conducted. Several members of tho town committee claimed that they received no notice of the meet­ ing Oscar L. Warren, clerk of tho sur­ rogate’s court, presided at the town meeting and the resolution was rushed \ through aud tho endorsement signed •.nd forwarded to Congressman B. I. Tajior. Tho appointment, will be made ia March and tho new postmaster will take office in the early summer of 1915. The village committee at which elev­ en members were present considered t’• o names of Benoni Platt, I. Howard Kindi, Christopher Ilarmon and Frank J. McTeirnan. They were uuable to agree on any of them, however. The strongest candidate for the placo aside from Sutherland is Benoni Platt, a brother of County Judge William P. Platt. NEW COUNTY BOWLING LEAGUE PICKS OFFICERS The-second and final meeting of the Westchester County Bowling League was held at White Plains on Tuesday night, December 30th. Hollywood Inn, White Plains, Tarrytown, and tho Roso- giates of Ossining sent representatives to the meeting, and tho Pastimes of I r ­ vington, the Wheelmen of Mount Ver­ non, and a team from Tuekahoe sent word that they would join the league. The following officers were elected: President, M. W. Morey, Hollywood Inn Club; Secretary, Ueorgc Rowe, Rose- giates Club; ,and Treasurer, E. W. Palmer, Hollywood Iun Club. The tournament will start on the week of the 19th of January and will continue for about two months, each team rolling 72 games. The prize winners will be: winning team, second team, high average, sec­ ond high average, high individual score, and high team score. Manufacturers— A W ordW ithY o u Many of you are planning your ad­ vertising appropriations for 1914. You will want to make it the great­ est year in your history. You will plan to sell more goods than ever before. You will study your advertising as the biggest problem in your business. You will want to make your dollars count. Have you given proper considera­ tion to the great .work that this and other newspapers are doing to promote co-operation between manufacturers and dealers? Have you seen how new markets are being made for you right at your doorstep? Co-operative advertising in the great newspapers of the country is going to be the money getter of the future. Would you like to know more about it while you are working on your plans? Drop a postal of inquiry to the Buroau of Advertising, American Newspaper Publishers Association, 806 World Building, Now York city. Sees No Changes in and Lind Starts Back Aft Short Conference ____ __ WILL STAY AT VEKA CR Says That Personal Confennc* Held Merely Because i t Wa» Satisfactory Than (TatograpliifS port»—U. S. Policy ■Watchful ' Waiting,” H« An* (By United -Press) Gulfport, Miss., Januftcy, ing his conference with Special ■ John Lind here today the president nounced that his Mexican polity not bo changed and will still cqniifV /7 of watchful waiting. H u e rta-m u s f^r and until then there will be -no hbjie -a?’? tho United States moderating itSi.a^it'f? tilde towards Mexico. Envoy Lind will return to Mexico'.tjiiifcqi afternoon. Ho will not go to Moxieb City but to Vera Cruz so as to better touch by telegraph with Hhe prea- * iilent. i\ Tho president suggested that the Mexican situation has undergone little change, lie said that tho conference ’■ with Lind was decided upon beeattfo he thought that a personal conference would be better than telegraph mes* ‘ ^ sages. - - HEAVY CASUALTIES IN FIVE JIMS’ BATTLE (By, United Press) Prosidie, Texas, January 3.— Aineiri^ tending federal wounded from estimate that the total loss of tho fed- .1 / erals in the five days of severe fighting, is 400 killed and 4o0 wounded. The estimate of rebel dead is 300 and wounded 600. Fifteen rebels taken prisoners woro summnrily executed by tho fcderals in retaliation for the execution of Federal prisoners by the rebel forces. Rebels complain that iu the fighting/ before Ojinaga the federals have oxo/ cuted all wounded rebels who fell int| their hand*. BORDER PATROL SAYS LAREDO HOLDING OU (By United Press) Washington, January lì.—The Uni States border patrol along tho 1 ¿1 (¡rande reports that the Federals ■■11 . apparently stall h.dding out at Lare I although the firing in that directi not very heavy now. The gunboat Yor-ktown was toda_ 1 dered by the navy department to at Esmerelda, in Lower California . j olisene conditions there before proce I ing to Mnz.itl.-in. t IRVINGTON NOTE Schools in Village W ill Reopen Monday —Other Notes. Irvington, January 3.—Tho many friends of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Murphy are extending congratulations. I t ’s a little daughter anil “ Joe” is all smiles. New Year’s eve he invited the mem­ bers of the Pastime Club to his home to celebrate the passing of the year. A most delightful time was enjoyed byr\' f;v.^ all. ' - - Jr'. rig Lupid no sooner closes one contract; than lie reports progress with anotlieiv' | New Year's eve one of the members of the Pastime Club announced his cn- . gagement. ■ , -f® Listen for wedding bells in the near - future, possibly next week. ' -!| Skating is the sport par excellence, just now. Irvington's center of inter? est lias been changed from the school gymnasium to Hamilton’s Pond. ’ ice is fine and the young people are hop-” ^ ing the weather bureau will not inter*,; fere with their sport. ' New lockers have been installed.-' i n l 'i tho dressing rooms connected ^ t h ' ttifc&j gymnasium of tho new school. T h iM will be greatly appreciated by ' tjji young people who use the gy-mnasj The Irvington Public Sohooljj reopen Monday, January 5th..j| Don’t forget tho locture o^ in the school assembly roojj| day evening, January O.jfl

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