TH E EAST HAM P T O N STAR, FRIDAY, JULY 5, 1918 g ^ g f e a r S T A R THE Published Every Friday M orning E n tered a t the Post Office a t E a s t H a m p ton, N. Y., as Second-class m a tter B. E. Boughton W elby E. Boughton P roprietor Editor Subscription P rice: $2.00 per year in advance • - - This paper has enlisted with the government in the cause of A m e rica for the period o f the w a r ............. Com p laint has been made the Sig nal as to the prom iscuous tacking up the highways in violation of the state law. The governm e n t is am o n g the violators, it is said, posting signs calling fo r volunteers, for the navy, etc., while Red Cross boosters also are included in the list of offenders. N o tices of hotels, dances and other attractio n s , besides advertisem e n ts of various sorts are found in these tree destroyers. Persons having in charge the objects behind the adver tisem e n t are liable for this disregard of the law, which is not only causing annoyance to property owners b u t is a disfigurem e n t of the n a tu ral scen ery. These signs could as well be pu t in other places, but b e tter still the advertisers could use to fa r more advantage the colum ns of the news papers.— Babylon Signal. W h a t is tru e in Babylon is also tru e in East Hampton. F I R E M E N ’S W O R K A P P R E C I A T E D The chief of the M aidstone F ir e D e p a rtm e n t is in receipt of tw o let ters this week, from house owners in th e village whose houses were t h r e a t ened with destruction in recen t fires. One of these is from John Drew, from whose house an alarm of fire was sent in on Sunday, Ju n e 9th. Through an oversight the lid on the m ain chim n ey was not rem o v ed and when a fire was lighted in th e stove, the house was filled with smoke. An alarm was s e n t in to the electric light p lant, where th e alarm is sounded, and w ith w o n d e rful quickness the firemen responded. Surely no bet te r work could have been done out side of a paid fire company. W ith little difficulty on the p a r t of the fire m en all danger of a serious fire pass ed. On June 29th Dr. Thom as Onder- donk’s cottage, Jones road, occupied by William M aloney an d ' fam ily, of New York, was also th reaten e d with destruction. The alarm was sounded and practically before the first al arm was s e n t in the chief a n d his fire men were on the scene. On exam ination it was found th a t a very hot fire was burning in the partition next to the chimney. By cu ttin g a sm all hole in a closet near the chim n ey the firemen were able to throw a stream of chemical on the blaze, extinguishing it immediately. This good work on the p a r t of the firem en is in a large m e a sure, we think, due to the organization th a t flow exists in the departm e n t. The results obtained by this business like way of attending these fires and fighting them has readily been shown in these two incidences. W hen the alarm was sen t in a t the tim e of the grass fire at the beach, fo r really no fa u lt on the p a r t of anyone, there was a little delay in the sounding of the alarm . This p a r t of the fire ap paratus seems to be the weakest. Un til some more up-to-date system is in stalled the fire com p anies m u st con tinue th e ir work with this handicap, because, as Ex-Fire Chief Croker once said, “ T he first five m inutes is w h a t counts.” W ith the permission of these two house owners who thus express their appreciation of the work accom p lish ed by the departm e n t, we publish the following letters: Fire Chief: Allow me to express to you and the fire departm e n t, my appreciation of their prom p tness a n d efficiency on the occaJo.i cf the alarm of fire a t my house on Sunday, June the ninth. W ith ooidial thanks to the depart m ent, I am, dear Sir, Very gratefully yours, John Drew. Ju n e 26, 1918. Ju ly 1st, 1918. F ir e C h ief: I desire to express to every mem ber of the departm e n t my g reat ap p red a tio n fo r their services at the fire a t my hous* on Friday, June 28th. The m em b ers of my household and th e neighbors have inform e d me of the quick response and faith f u l m o a n e r in which you prevented a serious loss. T h a t only slight dam age was done is due to your diligence and the care of your leaders who directed the work. I enclose you a small cheque to be used in any way you may choose, its am o u n t doesn’t begin to m easure th e degree of my gratitude. F a ithfully yours, W illiam R. Maloney. JU L Y 4 T H C E L E B R A T I O N (C o n tinued from Page E ight) showed their appreciation and in ter est in loud and long applause. In fro n t of Joseph S. O sborne’s residence, on Main street, a review ing stand had been erected. Seated on this stand was General Robb and his staff, also Supervisor N. N. T if fany, who acted as host. As the com panies passed the s tand, as it custom ary, the command of eyes rig h t was given, every man tu rn in g his head to w a rd the reviewing officer. The m arch then continued up to the village green, a m o st beautiful and appro priate place for the rem a inder of the program . A f ter m arching up to the s p e a k e rs’ stand th a t had been erected on the green the eight com p anies form e d a hollow square and this was imme diately filled with a large crowd who wished to hear the speakers. When everyone had gathered around the stand, the band struck up “ The Star- Spangled B a n n e r,” and one verse was sung by the entire assemblage. John Drew introduced the speak ers. Mr. Drew has perform e d this office at the Fourth of Ju ly celebra tions here fo r the last three or four years, and th e large audience g a th ered on the green was glad to see him on the stand again. He first in troduced the Rev. Mr. Boyle, of the P resbyterian church, of Quogue, who read the P resid e n t’s F o u rth of July proclam ation, and offered the invo cation. Mr. D rew then m ade b rief in tro ductory rem a rks, which, while full of patriotism , as befitted the occasion and the tim es, were yet not w ithout th e touches of hum o r which have en deared the speaker to E a s t Ham p ton residents. The first address was by Gen. H o w ard Duffield, of the 9th Coast A rtillery, form e rly pastor of the Old F ir s t P resbyterian church, of New York. Mr. Duffield, though fo r m any years a sum m e r resident of Ama- gansett, has not often been heard in E a s t H a m p ton, but from the first h^\ held the undivided atten tio n of his audience. Dr. Duffield spoke of the peaceful beauty of E a s t H a m p ton, the safety and happiness of the peo ple, and then of the ruin w r o u g h t in F rance and Belgium by the Germ ans. He paid a glorious trib u te to the nearly four-score represented on our service flag, who are offering their lives to save th e ir c o u n try from a sim ilar fate, and to the two who have already m ade the suprem e sacrifice. Dr. Duffield said t h a t n o t all our ene mies were 3,000 miles aw ay, but m any were am o n g us, “ p laying the Germ an gam e ,” even though pretend ing to be loyal citizens. He referred to Lincoln’s G e ttysburg, address and said th a t the w o rds u ttered by Lin coln a t th a t tim e express the highest aim s of not only A m erica in the pres en t w a r, but of all her allies as well: T h a t governm e n t of the people, by the people, and fo r the people may not perish from the earth. The next speaker introduced was Lloyd Howell, form e r d istrict a t t o r ney of New York, and a sum m e r resi dent of W e stham p ton. Mr. Howell gave a brilliant and stirrin g address, rehearsing the causes of our entry into the war, the atrocities and cruel ties of the hun, and the w rongs of devastated Belgium and France. He said t h a t G e rm any, by h e r system of terro rizatio n had array e d tw e n ty- one of th e nations of th e earth against her. Mr. Howell m ade m any telling points which were loudly ap plauded. Mr. Howell’s address was follow ed by the singing of two verses of “ A m erica” by the audience. In in troducing John V. Bouvier, of New York, Mr. Drew said th a t the next speaker did not need an introduction to an E a s t H a m p ton audience and he would only say th a t Mr. Bouvier was the son of a soldier and the fa th e r of a soldier, as his fa th e r was one of th e heroes of G e ttysburg, and his son is now in the trenches in France. Mr. B o u v ier said th a t he fe lt th a t he could speak to his listeners as to friends, as they knew him and he them . He said th a t every tim e he passes the service flag on Main street he takes off his h a t in honor of the brave boys represented by the sev enty-five stars, and especially of the two who have given th e ir lives fo r th e ir country, and feels it a privil ege to do so. Mr. B o u v ie r’s rem a rks were listened to with g r e a t in ter est, as he is a favorite with the peo ple of the town and it was with real r e g ret th a t m any w e re compelled to leave before the conclusion, by the rain which cam e on suddenly. Mr. B o u v ier said th a t we could not win the w a r w ithout the women, so he thought it was best fo r them to go home and save th e ir clothes, so as not to have to spend m o n ey to buy new ones. A t one tim e th e outlook f o r the ball gam e in the afternoon was rath e r dark, but as good fo r tu n e would have it when it was tim e fo r the gam e to commence the sun came out and the gam e proceeded on schedule time. The team s th a t played were the F o r t Jay team , from Governors Is land, and the Camp Upton team . The team s were very evenly m atched and from the outset it looked as though the gam e belonged to eith e r side. B u t in the fo u r th inning F o rt Jay scored two runs, p u tting them in the lead. From this point on i t was r a th er a one sided affair but n o t at all diainteresting. The gam e finished w ith a score of eight to three in favor o f F o rt Jay. D u ring the gam e a collection for Clark Griffith’s F rance baseball and bat fund was taken. A to tal am o u n t of one hundred and one dollars was donated. The day’s program wound up in a grand m ilitary ball in the evening, a t Clinton Hall. It is estim a ted th a t there were nearly one hundred and fifty couples on the dancing floor. Several of th e boys from the Mon tauk cam p s were present and even though they were not perm itted to enjoy the day’s celebration, they m ade up f o r it in the evening. It is estim a ted th a t the proceeds taken in a t the ball gam e in th e a f ternoon and the dance in the evening will d e f ray all expenses incurred by th e com m ittee. If this is so, this will be the first tim e this has happened in m any years. B A C K U S A T M O N T A U K C A M P Clinton Backus, son of M rs. C. W. Backus, form e rly a sum m e r resident here, is now s tationed a t the M o n tauk Aero S tation, w h e re he m akes r e g u lar flights. Young B ackus now holds a lieutenant’s commission. Mr. Backus was the prim e m o v er in the form ing of the A e roplane Unit a t M astic last year, where about th ir ty young men were taught to fly, m o st of them us ing their own m achines. Surely all of those who attended th e exhibitions of hydroplane flying a t Devon last sum m e r will rem e m b e r this young aviator. W ith the proceeds m ade at this exhibition th e u n it was able to buy two planes, which they used at th e ir camp a t M astic. M c M A H A N R E S I G N S Thom as M cM ahan, fo r several _ « « T T I V T / \ ' ' years connected with the police force, JL I lA I I m has resigned his position with th a t ■. ■■ body. He has acted as su b s titute a t several tim e s on the police force when policem an M o rford was un able to be o n duty. Mr. McMahan was a very capable m an fo r the po sition, alw a y s acting with the best in ten t and perform e d his w o rk al w ays w ith the best in terest of the de partm e n t and town a t heart. The po sition he leaves vacant will be filled by H e rbert Adams, of this village. TUTOR Mrs. H. D. R o b e rts will give in s tr u c tion, in E a s t H a m p ton, in English branches of elem e n tary school work P. O. Box 140. 32-2 A N N U A L S C H O O L R E P O R T The annual school m e e ting of the inhabitants of U n ion School D irstrict No. 1, of the Town of E a s t Ham p ton, N. Y., qualified to vote a t school m eetings, will be held a t the school house in said d istrict on Tuesday, A u g u s t 6, 1918, a t 7:30 p. m., f o r the* transaction of such business as is authorized by the C o n solidated School Laws of 1895, and the acts am e n d a tory thereto a t which tim e the follow ing budget will be presented: T e a c h e rs’ w a g e s ________$14,000.00 Light, fuel and w a te r . _ 1,500.00 Bonds and in t e r e s t _____ 5,000.00 L i b r a r y ________________ 50.00 A p p a r a t u s ______________ 50.00 Compulsory atten d a n c e . 50.00 S tationery and supplies. 500.00 Jan ito r ________________ 1,080.00 Repairs, e t c . ___________ 1,000.00 R e n t of p la y g r o u n d ____ 100.00 Insurance ______________ 200.00 Taking c e n s u s _________ 50.00 C o n tingent f u n d _______ 920.00 T o * a l ------------------------- 24,500.00 F ree L i b r a r y ___________ 400.00 24,900.00 Less am ’t from s t a t e ----------------$2,000 Less am ’t on hand 2,000 4,000.00 Am ’t. to be raised by tax $20,900.00 Also to elect two tru s tees in place of J. Edw a rd H u n ttin g and Teunis B a rns, whose term s expire A u g u s t 6, 1918. E a s t H a m p ton, N. Y., Ju ly 3, 1918. J. Edw a rd H u n tting, Pres. De W itt C. Talm age, Clerk. 33-5 M ISS JU L I A H . C H A D W IC K Will receive a lim ited num b e r of little girls, a t M eadow G a rden, E a s t H a m p ton, fo r th e sum m e r m o n ths. Good food, w a tchful care, wholesome home life. C o m p e tent A ssistants. P. O. Box 729. E A S T H A M P T O N F R E E L I B R A R Y L i b r a r y H o u r s B e g i n n i n g J u n e 1 0 th 10 to 12, and 2 to 6 daily, except Sunday, and from 7 :30 to 9 on Tues day, T h u rsday and Saturday. W AR’S GREATEST CRIME Iron Hun Rule H a s M ade Russia a Hell Beyond Self-R edem p tion H E R M A N B E R N S T E I N ’S Graphic P o rtray a l of the R U S S I A N R E V O L U T I O N Vividly Told E v e ry Day in The New York Herald O ’ H A R A C L I N T O N H A L L , M A IN S T R E E T E A S T H A M P T O N . L . I. O p e n th is w e e k f o r th e S u m m e r S e a s o n New Models in Millinery and Gowns, One-piece Wash Dresses, Sport Skirts, Suits,- Sweaters, Hats, etc. N e w Y o r k S h o p 3 4 W e s t 4 6 t h S t r e e t EACH CELL in your storage battery must be in good condition in order that your flow of electricity may be uniform and strong. We have everything for re pairing storage batteries. Bring yours in and let us look it over. H a l s e y ’ s G a r a g e FRENCH LESSONS | M A D E M O I S E L L E E . P I F F A U L T : fro m M a r y B a ld w in S e m in a r y , S t a u n t o n , V a ., w ill giv e F r e n c h le s sons in E a s t H a m p to n d u r i n g th e s u m m e r m o n t h s . . In q u i r e a t th e E a s t H a m p to n L i b r a r y . 32-2 Capital $100,000 Officers Charles W. Osborne President Nelson C. Osborne Vice President Nathan N. Tiffany Cashier OSBORNE BANK E A S T H A M P T O N , N Y. Surplus $25,000 Directors C h a rles W. Osborne Nelson C. Osborne Samuel A. Gregory John D Stokes Anstin H. Culver Nathan N. Tiffany H erbert N. Edwards Jam es H. Mulford An Item of Interest to Depositors 4 per cent, on Time Deposits, 2 per cent on average Monthly Balances in excess of $1,000.00 T h e r e a r e n o c h a r g e s fo r co l le c t i o n on th r o u g h th e N e w Y o r k C l e a r i n g H o u s e . The 'Bank of Personal Service W hen we adopted the “CASH AND CARRY’1 be found to be as LOW as the LOWEST. W h ere the slight a d d itional charge is made for this service. DRY GOODS DRESS GOODS Dame Fashion says plaids. A large variety of the newest fabrics a t 26c to 98c per yard. DRAPERIES A wonderful display of cretonnes and lacey effects in net and figured window drapery. COMFORTABLES AND BLANKETS Buy your bed covering now, as prices will be higher. Special values a t $3.29, $3.98 and $4.98. JU S T RECEIVED A large variety of Bungalow Aprons. The Styles are neat and give comfort and neat ap pearance. Prices range $1.59 to $2.39. BED SPREADS AND TOWELS Splendid values in spreads, full sizes, close ly woven, at $1.98, $2.25 and $2.79. Bath towels, good size and well woven, at 29c, 49c, and 59c. plan, prices were reduced and by com parison will accom m odation of c redit and delivery is desired a GROCERIES Campbell Soups.............. ........ ..................... ...... 10c Evap. M i l k _____________________________12c Oatmeal, lb ____ __________ ______________ 7c Mixed Tea, lb _________ ______ ___________ 35c Corn Meal, lb __________ ________________ 6c Heinz Baked Beans ..... .......... ............. .. ..............22c Magic Yeast _________________ _______ ___ 4c White Beans ,1b _ _______ ______________ _ _15c Lard, lb _ _____ __________________________ 29c Com F lak e s _____________________________11c Clover M ilk _____________________________ 15c COFFEE Blue Ribbon, Sunbeam, Yuban, Hotel Astor, 35c lb. We have a special blend which is big value for the money. Try a pound—19c.