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voh.xm FREEPORT, N.Y.,'FRIDAY, MARCH 13, 1908 NO. 20 FREEPORT NEWS Village Election The annual-electi<m of the Village wiU bo hold next Xuswfci/ afternoon at tha truck house of Excelsior Hook and Ladder Co.. Church St., from 1 to 6:10 o'clock, at which a full set of officers will be elected and five propositions voted upon. There are two tickets in the field — the "Peoples" and thf "Citizens,''' the only difference being that on one the two candidates for Trustees are Frank H. Stevens and J. Huyler Elli¬ son and on the other William H. Pat¬ terson and J. Huyler Ellison, so that the only fight is virtually between Messrs. Patterson and Stevens, as Mr. Ellison, being on both tickets, appar¬ ently has a walk-over, and the contest will be a question of the popularity of the other two men, both of whom have served the village well. Of course there have been rumors in circulation intended to discredit these two candidates, and it might be 'Well to correct one or two of them which are without foundation. Mr. Patterson has been charged with being ^antagonistic to the firemen, while as a matter of fact and record he has never opposed any, application made for sup¬ plies or equipment by the fire depart¬ ment. It has also been stated that . Mr. Stevens has failed to attend the maetings as regularly as he should. Thia is not true, as Mr. Stevens is nearly always in his chair and also ^ives a lot of outside time and atten¬ tion to the village interests. The name "Citizen's" party which Mr. Patter¬ son's nominees so unfortunately chose has nothing to do with the "Citizen's" party which robbed the town in exces¬ sive tax rates a few years ago. There is no connection between the two par ties, and the clasped hands is quite ap¬ propriate for Mr. Patterson, who is al¬ ways ready to put his best hand for¬ ward, before election or after. So, as we said, the contest will be one of per¬ sonal considerations, and "may the best man win." The propositions. Proposition No. 1 is the same as last year, appropriating $7,000 for street lighting on an all night schedule. This must be carried if we are to have our _ village lighted. No. 2 provides for a fund of $1000 to be applied toward sidewalks. Where a person puts down sidewalk the vil- lag to re-fund him one-third of the cost in cash. This would make your tax about 6c higher on each hundred dol¬ lars. 1 Nos. 3 and 4 provide for appropria¬ tions of $4000 for extension of water system and $5000 for extension of lighting system. Not one cent of this ia to be by tax—merely gives the Board privilege to spend the money for thii purpose fron\ the earnings. No. 5 provides for $3000 for grading in places where it is badly needed. It ia the desire of the board to have a Avaa spent for this work each year and so 8^t all the streets in condition. No man with apy interest in the village will vote against this appropriation. -It will make your taxes 18c higher on •«ach hundred dollars. As to the appropriations for exten- ¦aion of water and lighting system, the Board believes that these improve- manta were badly needed in Benning¬ ton Park, which haa heretofore been neglected, and it will be absolutely un¬ fair if from these appropriations this aection of the village ia not taken care . of. We believe it is the intention of tha VUlaia Board to ao provide. Tba annual r^wrt of Um Village Rewridant alao appears in thia isaue. It its vary aomplete and can be imdwstood by avaiyboay. William S. Hall is having a cement walk placed in front of his property on Bergen Place. . The Hearons Sisters Concert Co." will appear at the Freeport Club on Wednesday evening, March 25. The Daughters of Liberty will hold a pie social on Monday evening, March 30, at 8:30 o'clock; entertainment. iPreeport Village Municipal Li^htip^ and Water Plants. Report of President To the Board of Truatces of the 'Village of Freeport: Gentlemen: It has been customary for the past few years, for the President, at the end of. the Village fiscal year, to address and write a communication to the Board of Trustees in reference to the general affairs of the Village. I intend to de¬ part somewhat from this custom and in my communication to you, confine myself entirely to our Lighting and Water Plants. Here and there since Freeport has owned its own Water and Lighting I Plants, remarks have been made and articles printed, criticising our Municipal j Plants, stating that the plants were pot paying and asking what had been done or accomplished by Municial Ownership. For the purpose of clarifying the sit¬ uation, and for the purpose of apprising our people just what we own and what i has been done with earnings of the plants and taxes received, I have had, as I i believe, a complete inventory made of the Water and Ligliting Plants. Here¬ in appended is a copy of said inventory. Before going into a discussion of what this inventory .shows and means, let me state just how this inventory was made and how the values were ti.xed. The engineer of our plant, Mr. William Smith, composed the list of all and every article at the Power House. The real estate and buildings were appraised by competent real estate men. The electrical wiring, poles, lines, and trans¬ formers were made up by Mr. Walling and the meters were taken from the rec¬ ords of the Village Officte. The water pipe and hydrants we had a record of in the Village Office. Now let me take up as to how the valuations were obtained. Mr. Smith gave us the value of the tools, supplies, machinery, engines, boilers, dynamos, etc., and in all cases allowed for depreciation, fixing amounts that are in nearly all instances lower than actual value to these plant. This procedure of not fix- Miss Lydia S. Osterhout of Nichols, I '"^ ^^^ valuation of any article too hjgh and in all cases allowing for deprecia- a sister of Wm. B. Osterhout of this tion has been followed throughout the entire inventory. village, whom she has frequently visit-1 Our citizens will notice that thednventory amounts to in all the sum of ed, has gone to Bocas-Del-Toro, Repub- i $122,665.63. This is made up briefly as follows: The Daughters of America are busy getting ready for their annual fair, which will be held Friday and Satur¬ day, July 10 and 11. I Rev. George S. Bell of Annapolis, | Md., a former pastor, is expected to j preach in the Presbyterian Church Sunday. A meeting of the Junior Society of Christian Endeavor will be held next Thursday afternoon in the Presbyter¬ ian Chapel at 3:15 p. m. A charity euchre for the beneiit of Nassau Hospital will be held at Mrs. George P. Bergen's, West Merrick Road, Wednesday, March 25, at 2 p.m. Rev. D, A. Jordan, pastor, will preach in the M. E. Church Sunday evening on the topic: "Should the Bible be read in the public schools?" Lamps and Glassware. DaSilva's. The Past Councilors' Association of the Daughters of Liberty will hold a domino social at Mrs. Isaac DaSilva's next Friday evening at half past eight. Herewith follows the financial statement: FINANCIAL STATEMENT OF LIGHTING PLANT Assets Inventory $56,110.33 Cash on hand " 261.80 Rentals due 1,034.75 Due from transfers 1,200.00 Indebtedness Bonds Current bills $58,596.88 .>J'26,dOO.OO 1,200.00 $27,200,00 Leaving a surplus of $31,3y().88. This surplus speaks volumes as to what the plant has done and shows that the earnings have gone into the plant and made necessary extensions and increased the equipment. Incidentally 1 might say that since the organization of the lighting plant there has al.so been paid from the earnings .$(),6.">1.S8 to meet interest on bonds and portion of principal. FINANCIAL STATEMENT OF THE W-VFER DEPARTMENT Assets lie of Panama. To succeed as pastor Rev. D. A. Jor¬ dan, D. D., who served for six years, the official board of the M. E. Church has extended a call to Rev. W.*A. Richards, presiding elder of the New Haven, Connecticut, district. Inventory Cash on hand Rentals due 1 lends Owned on Jicount o individuals Indebtedness f jiipe laid liv Total firivalc i<(i(>,555.30 966.52 l,l!Sl.(i7 .•<.")S,.")()().(10 .¦!,U11.92 stJ.^.soi^.sy $(J1,511.92 Stationery and Silva's. toliet articles; Da- A regular all day meeting of the Im¬ provement Society of the Presbyterian ; Church will be held at the residence of | Mi!6. William Foreman, 20 Ocean Ave- '. nue, njjxt Wednesday' March 18, from | 10'30 a.'m. to 5 p. m. A full attend¬ ance is desired. ! A farewell social to Rev. D. A. Jor- ' dan, pastor of the M. E. Church, vvill be tendered in the Church next i Friday evening. Dr. Jordan has made j himijelf exceptionally well liked during j his stay here and all his friends are in¬ vited to take this Occasion for a fare- ; well social visit. Refreshments will be provided by the committee in charge. ' ¦ — j The annual meeting of the Nassau County Firemen's Association will be held at the headquarters of the Mineola Hook and Ladder Company, at Mine-! ola, Wednesday, April 8, at 3 o'clock, j p. m,, for the purpose of the election i of officers for the coming year, also to ! select a place for holding the next' tournament, and any other business that may come before the meeting. Agate and Tinware. DaSilva's. The promised fight in the fire depart-1 ment at the annual election on April 9 | has "petered out" so that the only] contest will probably be for second as-1 sistant engineer, if anywhere. Chief | Cozsens is not a candidate for the office \ again, which leaves First Assistant: Wallace, who announces himself, against a third term for any man, in possession of the field, -while Second | Assistant Cameron will step up with- [ out opposition. Excelsior Hook and Ladder Co. has officially endorsed Wil¬ liam H. Sammons for the lower office, while it is probable that some other member of the company, possibly J esse F. Bedell, will ulso be a candidate. Real estate and buildings which includes brick chimney and ad¬ dition $ 19,950.00 Under this head I will say that the lowest estimate we had on the valuation of our land was $15 per front foot and we own 561 front feet. .The total valuation was therefore fixed for the land as $8000. The buildings were appraised at $11,950.00. The supplies, including electrical works, lamps, carbons, ])ipea, etc., were appraised at '2,'2:',d.\o Practically all articles under ihis heading are new, never having been used and are therefor <d' current market value. Tools are appraised at :!29.S7 In all instances under this heading depreciation has L,"beeii allowed and if anything valuation has been . fixed lower than actual. The next heading is Steam and Pov.'or Plant including wells and stand pipe, and the valuation was fixed at :;7,0S;>.()0 Included in this list are the armature.^', conunutators, arc machines, side track, shop and coal bins, stand pipe, wells, boilers, pumps, feed water heater, eli- gines, shafting, clutches, belts, switchboard, dyna¬ mos, etc. The engineer has allowed depreciation for all of these articles and where an article is old has been careful to fix a very low valuation therefore. The next item is material on highway which includes i)oles, cross- arms, pins, insulators, wiring, transformers, arc lamps, met¬ ers, water pipe and hydrants, and the valuation was a])praised at ():'),i)ti(».;il Under this heading you will notice that 780 poles (in- ! eluding the labor of setting) has been fixed at the j low figure of $3120 and 48 miles of double braid W. P. wire (including labor and setting) has beeii placed at the exceedingly low figure of $6000. In estimat¬ ing the value of the water pipe a depreciation has been allowed off from the current market value of water pipe per foot and the same scheme of deprecia¬ tion from market value has been followed with the hydrants. ¦ * The following is a recapitulation of the inventory: Real estate and buildings $19,950.00 Supplies 2,230.45 Tools 329.87 Steam and Power Plant, including wells, stand pipe, etc. .•'.7,089.00 .Material on highways Light 18,353.71 Water 44,712.60 Leaving a surplus of $7,290.97 The water system should also be credited with the fact that since its incep" tion it has paid $19,455.00 from its earnings for interest on bonds. The people have in addition had the benefit of fire protection without jiaying one penny toward such protection. 1 will end my letter here. The figures sfieak for themselves. I must ask your indulgence for having .submitted such a long let¬ ter, but the magnitude of the work did not allow for a much shorter treatment. Respectfully yours, DANIEL MORRISON. (The Inventory and Statement appear on pape five.) The Junior Society of Christian En¬ deavor will fill orders for home-made ! candy at 40 cents per lb. or salted pea- I nuts at 30 cents per lb. Orders to be ! filled Saturday of this week; orders I may be left at 24 rorterfield Place. I Toys and games; DaSilva's. 1 Music lovers are looking forward lo the next concert of the Freeport Choral j Society, Mendel.s.sohn's "Messiah," to I be given some time in April. The con- I cert promises to be the best of the number of good ones given siiuo the organization of this society. i Sl. Patrick's Day next Tuesday. Hot j your post card:-; for the day at tho Re¬ view Stationery Store, 02 South .Main Street. '' While le:iving Kxcelsior Hook and I Ladder Co. liouse Wednesday evening I Isaac DaSilva slipped and fell from the j la.st step and fractured his knee cap. He was conveyed to h; home and will be confined to his bed lor two or three weeks. Teachers' Institute will be held here the first week in May. Prof. A. Palamountain sang in M. E. Church Sunday evening. the t^harles Combs, vvh< on a gunning tri]>, ha;^ homo. has been South returiK'd lo his Tinvn 'I'a.xo.s .should ho iiaid before. March 17 next Tuesday or an extra .') per cent will bo added; sei' adv. .Since Rev. K. }*. Kclcham liuished his ministerial woi'k in Freeeport he has had published his book on "Organ¬ ized (Christianity." Cofiies are now on sale at the Review Statioi-.ery .^^tore for 7o cents. F. Cassassa, having sold out his bus¬ iness on Railroad Avenue, will open a_ new store at 85 South Main St., where be will handle a choice liiu; oi fruits, vegetables and confectioiiory. Orders l)romptIy delivered. It. ''SiSb' A caka aala for the baKteBtpf Naaaau Hafl^tal wUl ba haM at the rMkiance >«n|n. B. H. MaapUmd. Main St. and BiHNbUAvMMM8ttnnliy«flMraM» of i^mIu QoMtriteO^ «f Hkoma- «r«m4y«Ni palteitM. $ieo Every character in "A World of ^. ••.,._.• ¦ ... Sin," which is to be presented at Free- thesejomt articles were paid for. poH Opera Hall on Tuesday. March 17, | is true to life and portrayed by charac- j ters of intelligence and experience. j It is a plot not heretofore utilized by the dramatist because it is the story of a true occurrence which happened in one of the larger cities in the South before the Civil War, and not the work of the imaginative. It is a play that will interaat«nd piaase all classes of people and ia tapected to daplicate heie tha aaccaaa raoantly obtained in the principal citiaa where it has been Man. Gtoaeial Matinee St. Partick's Day. CnrMn will raiae at 2:30. Priaaa-^adalta, IS; diifclrMi. 16.—adv. Cim&fh Madi; Dn IWva'a. Total $122,665.63 1 also had the amounts apportioned to water and lighting systems as fol¬ lows : Real estate and building was apportioned at 50 per cent to each depart¬ ment. All articles that were for the separate departments were separately placed under each fund and where articles were for the joint plants 80 per cent was allowed to the light and 20 per cent to the water as this is the ,proportion The plants separately stated are as follows: LIGHTING PLANT Real estate and buildings Supplies Tools Steam and Power Plant Material on highway WATER PLANT Real estate and buildings Supplies Toola Steam aiid Power Plant, etc. Material on highway $9,975.00 1,895.69 228.93 " 25.657.00 18,353.71 $56,110.33 $9,976.00 334.76 100.94 11.41(2.00 44.712.60 166^555.30 Col. Ceo. W. Hain, "The Silvcr- Tongued Orator of Kentucky," will lecture in the M. E. Church on Monday evening, March 30, on "The Safe Side of Life for Young Men." Mr. Bain has a wide reputation as an orator and the church should be crowded on this occasion. No admission will be charged, but a collection will^be taken. Announcement has been made of the marriage of Lila, daughter of Joseph and Mary Bedell, of Raynor St., to Walter VanNostrand. the ceremony oc¬ curring at Jamaica about two weeks ago. Mr. and Mrs. VanNostrand are now residing at Riverhead, where Mr. VanNostrand is engaged in railroad work. M SB Eliazbeth Bender of Japan will lecture in the lecture room of the M. E. Church Wednesday evening, March 18. Her subject will be Missions in Japan. A collection will be taken for the benefit of the orphans in India, sup¬ ported by the Young Woman's Foreign Missionary Society. Services in the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration for the coming week as folllows: Wednesday, litany, 10 a. m.; Thursday, evensonj? and ser¬ mon, 8 p. m.; Friday, evensong, 5 p. m. Sunday, Holy Communion at 8 a. m.; matins, litany and sermon at 10.30; evensong and sermon at 7:30. The speaker at the service next Thurs¬ day evening will be Rev. Floyd Apple- ton, rector of St. Clements Church, Brooklyn. The following Thursday evening Confirmation will be ..dminis-^ tered by Right Rev. Frederick Burgess,'' D. D., Bishop of Long Islan'J. Confectionery and soda; i aSilva's. REWARD.-$100 will be paid for infonnation leading to the arrest and conviction of the party who poisoned nqF.Poiater "Tramp" on Feb. 21,1908. H«M«rt A. Kellon. Freeport. It, , Sorvictis ill the Baptist Church Sun¬ day as follow.s: Sunday, preaching by Rev. F. O. Cunningham at 10:30; Sunday School at 2:.'j0; Missionary Concert by members of the Sunday School at 7 :30 p. m. Friday evening, prayer meeting at 8 o'clock. All wel¬ come to all these servicts. All unusually large and interestinif meeting of the W. C. T. U. was held' at the home of Mrs. Wrn. G. Miller Monday afternoon, at which the follow¬ ing officers for the ensuing year were elected: President, Mrs. Wm. G. Mil¬ ler; first vice-president, Mrs. H. L. Crandell: second vice-president, Mrs. Maria Webb; .secretary, Mrs. C. M. Flint; corresj>onding secretary, Mrs. C. W. Medell; trea.surer, Mrs. E. P. Roe. There's probably an explanation of ^ that dull, depressed, tired, half-sick-^ feeling you have these days in Smith & Bedell's ad in this i8S);M».- It. The tea at the residence of Mrs. Fred E. Story Wednesday afternoon was an exceptional success, over $94 being realized for the benefit of Nat sau Hospital. Mrs. Story, who is talt ing an active interest in the hospital work, was assisted in receiving hji Mrs. Eklwin Carman, Mrs. FraiH( Pitcher, Mrs. Alfred T. Daviwm, Mraj Arthur Morgan and Mrs. Donald Mack ay. Mrs. W. H. Sammons acted ai treasurer; in charge of tea room, Mn* W. H. Cutler, Mrs. George P. Bei Mrs. R. H. Mayland and Miss Mayland; waitresses. Misses Mi and Virginia Cort, Miss Norma mons. Miss Helen Smith, and M Mae and Gladys Story; to Um named sextet is due considaa: credit. ^igars and smoker's articles; Silva's. m&iM ' „:fteafafcwk!<\ w::Y-i:A:A^£>:i^.
|Title||Nassau County Review 19080313|
|Title||Nassau County Review 19080313|
FREEPORT, N.Y.,'FRIDAY, MARCH 13, 1908