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-XT" Nassau County Review =3!^ FREEPORT, N. Y., FRIDAY, JANUARY 7. 1916 Vol. XXv^sjo. I MAJORITY URGE FOR SEWERS AT ONCE SEWER COMMISSION REPORTS MINORmr SAY NO NECESSITY FOR HASTE Insist That No Delay Should Be Tolerated Freeport At the reeolar nit-i'ting of the Vil¬ lage Board of Tru'tees Thursday af¬ ternocn H mHJority rfjiort on the sewer proposition was received. This rommittee consisting of ex- Presidentf John I), tiunning, James Dean and iJaniel Morrison, ex Tros- te» Willi .in H. Patt"r9on.>*riVi Frank , H^./vei.-.'^AIvin A. ,^U|||^ .Arthur, ward .'^'. Keo^li, 'whh Htipointed hv i President Lamb (lur'iijant to a resolu | tion pfl""''d.A";.,'h** puhlio meeting of ^ tbe citi/ens oi Freeport called to dia- cusj ttic needs of th(' village for H[ . 8e<«er .-ly'lenB. The [sreliHe to the re ! port 9H\ ¦• the tirst nice ing uf the cum- ; mittee waa heid Jonp yil when tlm ; committee was organized, John D. . ¦ v<junninp eletted president and Edward ; Keogh elected aecretary. The com- j mittee held many mcetingii and ex : aminedthe question thoroughly, oh — taining the opinion and views of citi- i State Health Department after a per¬ sonal examination of the Village ^ap¬ peared before tnia Ctinimittee and hj- vised the installation of u Sewer Sys¬ tem. His report is attached hereto. 8th. The Committee had before it a I'.eport of the State Departnient upon the water wupply wherein it ad- vi.ies that the ct'»!-pool.^ and privies in the neif;lil;orhood are a source of po- Friday Jan. tenlial daneer to the supply and rtc- Saturi'nv, omiiiendd that unless u Sewer System be installed all ce.'^.ipools and privies within a radius of not les.s than .")!iu feet of the wells he m ide watertight. The report alao alfirms that the wat er supply although not dangerously Dolluted at the time of this inspection, is subject to pollution, which while apiiarently inactive in its passajKe through the soil, muy at almost an> time become active and dangerous. ath. It was also apparent that in many cases the first warning of the Single copies of tho Ueview for .sule at Greenblatt's and Braithwaite's, Ra.l- road Avenue; MichnofT's, Nassau County Review, DaSilva's and Go- betz's. Main Street: DaSilva's.VVest Merrick Road. tf. j Sewer Meeting Jan. 261 Village Trustees ' ¦A^ ^^^ regular meeting ot the Vil Freeport, Jan. 6.4-After receiving I igg^ goard Thursday afternoon per- Recommend at Least Five Year's Wait . HIGHWATER TIDE TABLE r:."«n tini Sunday . Monday, Fuenday, 'A'ednesday, Thursday, Friday Saturday, C. Milton Foreman, lumber and ' hardware, has our thanks for a pretty CHiendar. (orSMr^iv Hf. fnr H-n.,,.«t.,a 7 8 il 10 11 12 13 11 l.'i .k. D"(lurt -.r i Uiiy) 9:38 a. ni 10:3U a. m n :23 a. m 12:18 p. m 1 :li' p. m 2:15 p. nr 3:15 p. m 4:13 p. m 5:(!.') p. m the two reports of Sewer Com-nittee this afternoon (as poblished in this j issue) the Villaga Board set Wednes- ' day, January 2i>, at the Columbos ¦Avenue School for tbe reccKpt of the j report and further coc.-ideration by the taxpajer:;. Freeport Firemen Help Fight Fire at Iiempstead j misHioti was given to I'. E. O'Brien to constru !t an electrical <iign for den¬ tal parlors at 3.'i Railroad Avenue. A communication was received from Fire Chief H. E. Pearsall regarding the taking of the lire apparatus fo Hempstead on December 31, and ex pressing his appreciation of the as¬ sistance of the Board ol Trustees in bringing the department uji to' its (iresent state of efficiency. The rejrort of Police Justice Flint was received showing receipts of S12 fer month of Deceniber. At the same meeting of the Village sewtr system, that there is danger IjOard at whicli tiit majority report of of the water supply cf tl..sv;ilgjie the Se\V( r Cor:imiltte was received, beroiiiinv contaminated l)y luti rapid the minority report was presented i growth of that section just tt. tba later in the afternoon ! J I'l^h;! Mer-] north vf the municipiii standpipe, and Mrs. Trubenback Friday morning at 1 :.'u a telephone mesaage was received in Freeport that a serious tite threatened the destruc¬ tion nf a large portion cf the business Ispction of Hempstead, Lut the inform¬ ant stated that vvhik waiting for hia 520 for sidewalks C'.nneclion, he had been watching the htr husband, H. l. rison. The report is a« follows: To the hor"rst)ie V lilnge B^ard and Taxpayers of the Vii:at;t cf Free [lort: We,the undersigned, representing the minority members, disagree with the majority report of.the commission a;r-:ir:te;i by the taxpayers of the Vil lage of Freepo t, to investigate and study the qoestion of a sewer .system i for the Village of Freeport, on the j Demands Street Repairs j Kfonnd that we fail to see a present in view of tbis, ne gHve c risiderabl*!^ attention to this pnin'. '.Vt an in¬ formed on good B'.lthorify that thtre is no im:i'.jJ:..'.c danger irom this sec¬ tion for some years to come under the system now in use, and which has, been referred to before, that is, the emptying of the cesspools as often gf-^ neces.sary under the supervision of tW Board ef Health. We are also in¬ formed that absoiut* safety in this respect could be acquired by tJie Board f Health passing a rule that nil cess- Mrs. Blanche Trubenliack aj^peured before the Village Board Ti.ursday afternoon and asked that a rebate of on Jay Stret due Trubenback, since zens, professional men and btate oHi-;., . , „ , , . . c ,. ... .._ . . „. .„ 1 the actual overHowiiig had occurrea cial^ familiar with the subject and : ^ ...i_^ ,_ .: ., _ . . ,: acquainted with the needs of the vil¬ lage. Individual members of the committee made personal examina tion of loc'il conditions atTecting the question, through personal visits and inspection of the various parts of the viluge. especially congested sections, and examined numerous ceaspools and the general conditions in the imniv- diate neighborhood thereof. The committee had a meeting eapecially for a conilatatiun with the physicians' at which Drs. Fletcher, need of cesspools cleaning \vb« when Edward C. McCourt haa taken tbe barbel shop formerly conducted by iat which time the surrounding ground Fred hngrotf, who has left town, iwas covered with etlluvia and contam- i ination making a dangemus disease ^ new traflic sign has been placed I bear ng condition. , 3^ jhe corner of Merrick Road and I liJih Your .ommittee makes "o Majn .street, with instructions "keep i spread to a clothing store on the east bate until the otber accounta jhnding as to cost of upkeep or con-, to right" which can be read from any and the E. J. Prav Meat Market on 1 settled , atruction as it waa not possible for it j direction. the west, was gaining headway. See- i After a discussion with Mrs fire, and it seemed under control and last May, be paid. She was informed the help would not be needed. that there were billa for light and Thinking such a tire would be inter- water outstanding againat her proper- esting to watch. Chief H. E. Pearsall ty on North Main Street for whicii her , immediately went over to Hempstead, husband as tbe provider for the fam- and found that tbe lire, which had ily was responsible, and the Board did started in the Lush Pharmacy, had not feel like paying the sidewalk re- were necessity for l>urdening the taxpayers f pm,,^ j,,„„,j,(.t,p^ houses in that dis Dean, Hoag. Steele, French, Newton •nd Lindsay were present, and was ably assisted in its investigations by Dr. Runcie, the Health Officer of the village. This re|)ort is not signed, but by deduction, it seems tbat it is the re¬ port of Messrs. Gunning, Keogh, Nos- w<'rthy, .Nygren and Sealey. Yoor Committee respectfully sub¬ mits tb» foilowiag findings as a re¬ salt of its investigatioas. 1st. The Village of Freeport has a popolation at present of over Seventy- five hundred (7500) persons. Its growth has been remarkable, greatly exceeding the normal increase of other vilkiKes throtfgkoat the Stnte and the belief is warranted that such growth will continue and greatly exceed itu proportion io tfae immediate future. Tbis increase in popalatioa is mainly of people en comfortable and well to do circumstances, who foraaerly reaid¬ ed in tbt; citifes and wbo r«qjire and demad healthful and modem conven¬ iences and aurroundinga. To encourage and promote this con¬ tinual increase in population, the vil¬ lage must provide facilities, at least equal and if possible excee.dinK those olTered by other residential sections of the State. 2nd. This iocreaje in population has resulted in a condition of conges¬ tion in tbe business section and m some of the residential sections, which promises to incease in tlie immediate future. Srd. Your CtMomittee iinds that tbere are at prearflt in the Village 1788 cesspools, y grease traps and I to secure sufficient data upon which, j to base accurate figures and it is of : the opinion that this matter should I be left to the Board of Trustees who jean secure estimates and propositions I frorn competent contractors aa to the 1 coat and upkeep and submit a detailed j proposition to the Taxpayers for a : vote'thereon. Tru ing the conditions, he offered the ser- benback a resolution was passed crea- Rufus R. Rhodes, whe haa conducted ¦ ''/-'"'!f.'''^f¦'¦"P" Department to jt.ng ?14.90 of the amount due on a the Nassau Studio on Church street ^ <-^'" '^,"='"''''»"'^^'*'« ^'^^^ "m 'm-; light bill against the Trubenback since June, has closed his studio and ! "lediately accepted, more bose and the jay Street propertv anil the balance secured a position as photographer jn ^ ?'*«"'«¦¦ ^emg an immediate necessity ; of $5.10 to be credited on a similar Bridgeport Conn Uf any part of the block was to be ; bill on the North Main Street proper- saved. At 2:21 the Chief sent in Call ty of Vfrs. Trubenback, who said I No. 6 from Hempstead, with instruc-i there was "nothing doing," as they The annaal election of officers of ; tiona that Hose -> and 4 (mntnrnr^uffnt i ,ij * . n. -.- Bl . ni ,. -I, I. I- IA . aa t t-'uns mat nose _ ano « tmoior (w wenM would not accent the proposition. Freeport Club will be held next Mon- j anj the steamer should ana- .t once. , she claima there are some overcharges day evening Janaary 10. The follow- . Hose 1 and 3 (horse drawn) to remain ; ]„ the bills referred to, which she mg nominations have been made by in their quarters with horses harnessed i would trv to adiust when the nominating committee: Preaident. I until dismissed, to be able to answijr C. Dwight Baker; vice president, I »„> call in Freeport immediately. At of thi^ village with the tremendous expense of a sewer system. Thia commission was appointed to make a thorough study of FVeeport as to its sewerage disposal and to report back whr ther er not a iimdern munici¬ pal plant was an immediate necessity. At the outset, this village ia to be commended on thoetliciency of the men comprising its Board of Health. We can truthfully say as men of active experience in village affairs for more than ten years past that by reason of the activity of tbe State and local 'Boards of Health.the cesspijol problem I is taken care of tifty per cent, better I than it was ten years ago. By the ; prevailing system of rigid inspection, I tbl' Board of Health is alwavs inform- trict be made .sanitary and waterproof. We are advised also that a protection against any possible danger to ths people (if thia village from contamin¬ ation of their water, lays in the lib¬ eral use of chlorine gas mixed with the water at the standpipe on the appeariince of any evidence of vege¬ table matter whatever. We are told that this is an absolute gaarantee against any of the known dangers. There is one thing we wish to re¬ mind the alarmist of, and that ia thia fact. If any exigency should arise, whnreby our water should become con¬ taminated, or our water supply check¬ ed for any reason, that under an agreement ^with the City of New York whereby the latter was permit- CONCLUSIONS 1st. The Water Sapply of our Vil¬ lage is in danger of pollution at tbe present moment from contamination by seepage from adjacent cesspool, i L^^-j-g. Mabee; secretary. John S. j the'same time ihe "po[ic7'd;partment Samner; treasurer, Charles M. Van-, notified all patrolmen to keep extra deroef; directors, for t»o years, Wil- ! watch for fires in Freeport. Hose 4 ham H. Grace, August V. Johnson, | followed Hoae 2 in quick succession Montgomery M. Milbank and For.est S. Duobar. and privies ind. Many of t'he cesspools in the built up portion of the Village are a source of danger in consequence of their onsanitsry conditions and of their age, which prevents a proper cleansing of their contents by perco lation through the surrounding earth. Srd. The danger of unsanitary cess¬ pools in the congested portions of the ' Village is a danger to the whole Vil- \ lage by reason of possible infection I and contagion, spreading from this he had the opportunity. .Mrs. Trubenback also demanded that Jay Street be repaired at once. She was told there oA no money in the street fund for (Ws purpose, and she must wait; whereupon she filed Thanks Assistiiig Firemeo Hempstead, N. Y., Jan. 3, 1916. APPRECIATION The Hempstead Fire Department Engine 1 made the ron with horses , oral complaint with Health Oflicer n 24 minutes. Truck ^ was sent for , Runcie, claiming that the puddles on that street were a menace to health. j at 3 .-OU and arrived at 3:12. i As fast as the cwn panies arrived ¦ they were placed under Chief Nichols, iand with this large addition to his I forces, Russell Hose Company of I Roosev?lt under Chief William Pear¬ sail, hiving arrived at aboat the same Dr. Runcie promised to give the mat¬ ter immediate attention. Mrs. Carman's Christinas Work Mrs. Etta J. Carman, County Sup¬ erintendent of Relief Work for the \V. C. T. II through the Cnunty W. C. T. , I.._ , u hi 1 1 • ' I I, , U- "f'l her sister gave the L. T. L. of itation and health to prospective resi- , Mineola Fire Department, to its call , "f^°" "j? °'*^^ """' "«*''>" s«x " clock, Mineola their Christmas on December ed of conditions in the village, so that ted to run its pipes through this vil- It U »eld...m that any complaint isijage, Freeport haa the privilege of made on this subject. The whole Commission approached its task seriously and conscientiously, realizing that tbe first ()Ueation for it to settle was whether there was a present necessity for tlie adoption of a modern municipal sewer system in tbis village. If this was decided in , tapping the New York City water pipea ami getting ita water at a price much lower tban it supplies itself now. The village authoritiea have not been asleep on this question of our water contamination and sewerage disposal. This very matter was tak- the afiirmative, the nature and char- ' g„ yj, g^veral years ago and aubmitted acter of such a system would be the I to a very eminent engineer, who next step to consider, followed by the i pointed nut that any d>inger from this approximate cost and the methods <«f ! source would not be possible for a payment thereof. 1 j^^g ^^ile to come, and that all dan- It was on the question of the pres whatever could be entirely eliniin- ent necessity for the adoption of a I ^teo if the water plant wells were sewer system that our Commission ' 1^^^,^^^^ pfty feet more, wher«. a new source and especially the danger of! wishes to acknowledge the splendid !'""**•""'* ""'"*'^'"'*'y K«"ing busy, infection of articles of food exoosed 1 response of Chief Pearsall and the : "^ ''.*» ¦'^'^'" "K^* ^*»« *>"¦« ''¦'^'< ¦"<! for aale in these localities. j Freeport Fire Department; Chief i'*"'^"', " ^«* """"tw had it under con- 4th. Modern conditions require | Pearsall and the Rooeevelt Fire De-' "¦°'' """°"Kn there was no diminish- that Freeport offer inducement of san-Apartment and Chief Buhler and the I'"»«'"'*'*'''"» °'"»ter being poured dente to induce them to locate herein . for assistance on Friday moming, for their vwn benetit and for tbe at-' December 31, 1915. tendant benefits in the shape of in-' Too much credit cannot be given to creased valuation of property. ' the men who so unselfishly beiped in £th. An increase in population and ' a fight that at one time seemed hope- in the ocoopation and use of land by less. Aid at auch a tirae is truly appre ciated. Arthor 1.. Nichola, Chief. Saccessful Dance for Charity an influx of new citizena will reduce the amount of taxable property. 6th. It is impossible for oor Vil¬ lage to stand still, it must either go forward or backward, and no means should be neglected to make it pre¬ eminent in the list of Villages in the State of New York. Tth. Tb«' health of our Village, and port Club last Wednesday evening wa 758 privies, in aX* t total of S4M9 con-1 its sanitary conditions, at the present a very pleasing and successful affair. tainers. 4th. Inspection of these oontainers Villages in the Stt 1 show record in tbese resp. tts, but it is oar ' weather, but those who did attend had duty to safeguard iind protect our-; a good time. The Club was appropri- selves from fear of future contamina- j ately decorated with Christmas greens tion of oor Water Supply and from an I and treea. The music was furnished epidemic of dirt diseases, which fol- 1 by Cordes' Orchestra of Brooklyn, lows careleacness in the disposal of | Refreshments were served. The pro- cesspool contents. . ceeds were for the Neighborhood Sth. Yoor Qommittee feels that Workers, the amount received not hav- tiie matter of tbe installation of a ing yet been announced. Sewer System ahould be immediately initiated by tbe Village authorities and that such system should be upon sucb a plan as to comprehend the whole when Hose 4 was dismissed and re- ifi. xhe membera received pocket- turned to Freeport, Hose 2 and the , books, handkerchiefs, penholders, can- T.uck following shortly afterward, dy and cake and each girl an outing the steamer being the last te leave, at flannel skirt about 6:30. Great credit is due Chief Mrs. Carman wishes to thank all Nichols for bis work, all Fieeport otfi- his direct was divided, the majority memtiers holding there wss a present necessity, and We, of the minority, dissenting for the reasons we aball endeavor to ael forth in thia report. At the out- and inexhaustible aupply water sup¬ ply would be reached below a very tirm clay eubstratB, The cost of do¬ ing this was estimated at $2000. The question of contamination of set, let us say tnat we cannot attempt ^^^^ ^^^^^ ^u,,,,,y ^^ ^^e north of the to refute all the arguments aet forth , pi^^t. w,hich seemed serious to us at in the written report of the majority ¦ j^e outset, we now believe to' bavt- members, for the reason that we have ^e^n disposed of absolutelv. and we Mrs. (.arman I ...,.i,.,.n ,1.1 ...|> nwiia, aa.a x ic<:H»ii um- pgrsons who helped her for tho needy . J cers and men being under his direct „f Freeport. There were n..t aa manv orders, and his coolness and utter lack „g u^^a, ^^o donated tbis year. How¬ ever she and her aister made 8f* skirts in the buainess eection of the Village shows many of tbem to be in in a dan- Keroas condition requiring immediate attention, many of thero witbio a few feet of habitations and some in close proximity to groceriea, meat shops aod other placea wbere food is offered for sale. In some cases ice boxes io batcher shops, groceriea. confectionery stores ware found to be connected with ceis- poola, which were also connected witb toileta used by families and tenants id tbe hoates by which they were served. 5th. The coat of cleaning these containers as found by tbis committee, varies, but it may safely be assured that the average yearly coat for eacb container ia not less tban Ten Dollars per annum, making a total expense to tbe property owners of this Village of not less than Tbirty-tive thousand Dol- , lara per annum, not taking into ac-' count the coat of construction and of excitement commanded the admira¬ tion of his townspeople. The Chief ^ ^nd 6 nightgowns and dressed 1.^, dolls expressed in no uncertain language hia i for the poor cbildren of the village, thanka to the Freeport Department. ; jhe girla received two skirts and toys. Over sixty men from Freeport ^nd the boya, toys, booka or games The charity dance held at the Fre*- T^"'"'^'*''"=''"• V"^ *^^ following «nd candy, popcorn and nuts. clippings from the Hempstead papers The Freeport W. C. T. U. .sent 10 tell what was tbought of their work : jittje bags for mothera, containing 2 moment are in no danger and few i The number present was not so large ri '^*''*'^'"'"^^ '',.'*.,„^ **'*,,**,''''''' spools of cotton, pins, needles, tbim- better SB last year on account of the bad ! "/P"'!"'"'""** C'"*'P*""""- ''°°" ble, buttons and everything for a after his apparatus began its work the „,other to use for sewing, flames were under control and thei It is requested for the White Rib- crowd which had become restless and , ^on recruits who would like to be en- excited, breathed easier The force rolled another year that their mothers of their streams soon made itself felt ,end their names and their dues to the and in half an hour the fire which an-1 home of Mrs. Carman, who is superin. C. T. U. til this time had been considered he-1 tendent for the County W. C. yond control was wrested of its energy | white Ribboners, 60 Brooklyn. Wins Against L I. R. R. Th« jary in the United States Dis- -rK-Vp ";iu*T *" J*""""'-! The dues are 10 cents a year, half of Chief Pearsall had come to Hemp-1 ^hich goes to the blind babies. This stead in his automobile, and whenjie | Christmas they sent them 6 bonnets, 6 bibs, dresses and other garments, all saw that the entire section was liable to destruction he offered tbe services of the Freeport Department to Chief Village and to provide fora trict Court in Manhattan, in the case I m^'k*. "^tP*'" "'P"! . population of at least 40,000 persons, , of Pauline Darnell, of Memphis. Tenn.. 1 flunhn; H t° •*=«P'*f •» <"«•• "« tbat auch made and that before such plan is ac- j p»ny"^Vr"|M.OOo"'arieg*ed'''drra *" **"' *'"•'?«• plan sbould be carefully against the Long Island Railroad Com 60,000 alleged verdict in her favor new. Mrs. Carman received a very nice letter of thanks. If yoa send your White Ribboner's name and dues you will save Mrs. Carman the trouble telephoned to Freeport and tbe alarm .._..,.___ .. „__ „—.,„„ . . ..•, ''^'''''"iof going around so much. She had cepted by the Village Trustees a prop- ¦ rendered a verdict in her favor of °"««"""""*«• two automobile wsigons j 137 names on her last year's roll book er bond should be obtained from the , |2500. I'".'" .*^"'"P<"'* "«"'" "'•"P'V'**^ ""^ 1 and hopes to have as many or more makers thereof guaranteeing the I Mis» Darnell was seriously injured, ! «„ '''"""•.°' ''•/". ^"^^,'^ *» '^« this year. and her mother and sister killed, when . :'!\u •'" ?'^ ""ot"' trock also came The Colored W. C. T. U. had their and their steamer, which was drawn, Christmas treat of writing paper, came and was atationed books, toys, dolls, candy. Mrs Car- reenwich Streets. Too , „>„ ^ould be glad to receive dona cannot be given the fire-1 tions of any kind for her needy at any only of Hempatead bot of | tin,e not only at Christmas and she . would like second hand clothes that are sufficiency of the plan and the speciti- pairs. _ In addition to the cost of cleaning ' aicvre the efficient working of tbe sys-'' nell rWeived a verdict of $12 000."was tbera is also tbe grave danger of polu-1 tem. ,et aside by the United States Su- tion and contamination at tha time ofj 9th. Your Committee estimates i pr^me Court, and sent back for re- cWaning and at tbe carting and dis-j that owing to tbe time reanired fori trial. yaaal of the contents of these contain- the diaposal of honds preparations 1 •ra by leaky wagona through the : of plans and general preliminary work ! gj- Ssis of QlristBas Trees men not Freeport and Roosevelt. — Hempstead Sentinel "Chief Arthur L. Nichols was loud ' good. :_ u- * .i_ , . , Mta. Carman has also received n» « ^?* °/''**"'''"'•**',• ^'•''¦'thanks from the Mineola Home fora irL Fr«^w ?!!: ".PT" '*' ;^?' [donation of clothing for the Childrens' rrom Freeport. The qaickneas of the | Home. •traets of the Village. I it woold be impossible to have any, <tb. Tbe physicians of the Village,! part of the system in working order Over 1000 Christmas traes were i response of tbr Preeport department, whai* names are given herein, infor- prior to January 11»19 aud thereafter ¦*''*''" ^""P*"* Coring tbe Christmaa ; their excellent aqoipment and the way med yo«i Committee that it was their urge tbe necessity of haste in pre- •*•*'"'• **'* numbers ranging in tbe ; they went at tbeir work made their opinion that it would ba of great and senting thu nroposition to the voters ' '•*>008 stores from 50 to 250. Fig-; work very effective. Hempstead peo „„„„„„• i.„, ... vr v . laating benefit to the bealth of the for their action. , uring tbe average price of the trees at , pie thoroughly appreciate the work of ! ?"°"*'X;*Jf "''^';«''*"''^^^^ Village tbat a Sawer System be in- : 10th. The Committee ia ot the i '* efcb. and possibly an average of j the Preeport and other assisting fire-: !"*^' '"i""*:? to both places having atalled as soon aa possible, that in the opinion as advised by the State Board I PO"«b'y $2 each for trimming, and tha 1 men."—Hempstead Inquirer, present condition of the congested sec- of Health, vhat the cost of suwera and ; •dditional ainount for other Cbristmas Water waa poured 00 tha rains near- tion, tbere was grave danger to the the upkeep thereof will not be an ad-' decoration, it is safe to say tbat at' ly all the next day. heaith of the whole community and ded burden npon the taxpayers, and '*"*'^"O" *¦¦'*'=«»'«d by the village , Five stores were destroyed by the tbat to await until the immediate ne that the yearly cost will not be as ^^^e'tnen'o'this class of goods in ^ flames: Madame Annette, fadies-'farn- caasity and actual diaease conditions great as^the present buHen of cost of """"*'<'" *'*'' the Christmas busi- ishings-John Schwarta. haberdashery; made sach a course compulsory would cleaning cesspools and privies, at tbe t*'*t. fhe Lush Parmacy, E. J. Pray Meat b. inviting a peril which would be saiue time eliminatng tbe cost of con ' ..T-Jm p ,, • p^,j^ . . , ' Market .nd a cobbler shop. A Chin- ijrightened away, and at Mrs. Eliza IOO roweU m rottdCS AgaU.' ene laundry to the west wa. damaged^teth Conklin's house, on North Ocean The following item is from one of ' "* water. In addition there were a Avenue, they took our staff reporters: number of tenanU with aeveral busi- Charlos S. Powell (familiarly known : '>^' P>*<:e" over tbe stores, and the aa Todd Powell) of Freeport is urged '°*" '¦ niaced hy Cbief Nichols as be by bis friends to be a candidate for tbe - tween $75,00t/ and $100,000. Democ'.-atic nomination of Sheriff this Fall. In an interview Mr. PoWRllaays "thst he has nn desire or aspiration for any office, as his preaent vocation - of real estate auctioneering is good enough for him." It is hinted, a per disastroua. .. )\ straction and repairs of the preaent and 7th. This Chief Engineer of the future cesspools. Bargains in Furs. White Fox Sets $7.25. Leopard sets $6.75. Brown Coney $6.60. Muffs $2.75. Children's aats $1.25 up. Kegel's, 47 Raiiroad Ave.. Freeport. AdvcrtlMiaeiit Holiday Burglars at Work Freeport, Jan. 3—Two burglaries been effected by uaing a screw driver In each instance, tbe crime occurred after the local firemen had gone to as¬ sist at the fire at Heinpstead. At tbe hom« of Mrs. William H. Scholl, 86 West Lincoln Place, the thieves obtained two rings, a watcb Ktmriaaat ...A ui.1 u '» /-u• i ""d two stick plos bofjre they were Market eno a cobbler shop. A Chin- ijrightened away, and at Smith & Bedell, in their advertisu- Using Coar^ Room Town Justice of the Peace Corodon Norton at the Village Board meeting Thursday ofl'ered to pay a ''nominal rental" of $12 to tbe village for the the owners of this property, and their rigid regulation under the supervision i of the Board of Healtb. We admit, of coarse, it would be nice and con- Mr. Asch PrMMted ment this week, talk about their effi- use of the Village Court Rooms, cient prencription service. The Board did not want to tnke ac- AOv«.us«i»»Bi tion while Trustee Maxson was Try my special hox of cut flowers, pre'sent, and laid it ovtr ontil the net Ifc for the wtekend. C. R. Ankeis. meeting, it being understood thut florist, Rockville Centre. L.I. Tele-1 Judge ^^oftoo "»'«•» continue to u.se phone connection; delivery anywhere. ' the offices until action was taken by A lvertl«iu-nt *''« Board. I teeman, Dress Suits Hired. Kegel's. Railroad Ave., Freepori. Advcrtlsa •pecial design Smith & Wesson 3S calibre revolver. - Tiroes We started t.) copy the above item, withoat giving credit, but inasmuch as it says the biirglary occurred New Years morning "after the local Jire- men had gone to assist at the fire at Hempatead," which occurred tbe pre- Josepb Asch has been made mansg- ceding morning, we think we had bet- . -- — rrl*j I "".''*'* ^r""^** "^'^'^ *"'""5"'''"Ke ter give the fimef proper credit for [ developers owning thin property, and " " • -¦ - burden themselves with bq enormoua dett at this time, but we think it DresH Suits l!lired. Kegel's.^ 47 should not be done nntil sucb a time Railroad Ave., Freeport. as the greater part of the viliage A<i*>rtia«n#nt needs a manicipal aewer system. not aeen the same and have no knnv- ledge of it.s contents, except that we anticipate generally that it argues for the present necessity of a sewer ayatem The present syatem of sewerage diapoaal in Freeport is by means of cesspools, wh'ch are regularly in¬ spected by the tioard of Heuith sever al times a year. The individual own¬ ers are compelled to keep their ceas¬ pools in a perfectly" sanitary state so that they do not become a nuisance tc the neighbor.lood or a menace to pub¬ lic health. Most of the soil in this section is sandy and poroua, with little or no! clay strata, excejjt in a few places, '¦ such as that part of Fieeport alTected i by the tides. The greater portion ofi the soil of Freeport is of this sandy i nature, and is eaay to care for under 1 the supervision referred t-i in the ! preceding paragraph. j There are just two places in Free-j port at the present time which have I cause to complain of the lack of a ¦ sewer system, namely tbat section on ! Railroad Avenue and Main Street in the congested part of the villnge, and ' that part located in the southern sec- '-. tion where the surface is affected by , the rise and fall of the lide. Outside i of these two instances, we found no ground for complaint of any source. ', In considering conditions on Rail I road Avenue and .Main Street wej found that the trouble in many caaes also believe that the people ot Free- ' port will be loth to burden themselves ; with an enormous public debt at this ; time, if ii in not an absolute necessity. I So that the taxpayers may have *" I idea of the enormity of the taak anu* the probable cost of a sewer system in Freepo't, we will speak briefly of : the result of our inveatigation in this . direction. It will be recalled that in 1912, by vote of the taxiiayers the Village en- ; gineera made a written report to the I Village Board on the question of "A System of Sewerage and Sewage Dis¬ posal" for Freeport, and in that re port, the great difliculty of aewering Freeport was dwelt upon. We quote their language taken from page 7 of their report: "The problem of sewer¬ ing Freeport ia an unuauslly compli¬ cated one. The territory to be sew¬ ered is Very flat, and about one-third uf this ia but a few feet above the mean high tide." The Village engineera planned for a system dividing Freeport into thrse districts, and this division will be absolutely nectssary in the final adop¬ tion of any system for this village. The estimated cost of this system, compiled t>y the Village engineers in 1912, was 1405.686 for piping flfty seven miles of street and erecting the plant. We are informed this figure was probably very conservative, even at that tirne, because in the erection xuu.,u ».-. w,c v.v^ume ¦„ m.nj cases j jg^ j neighboring was due to a lack of foresight on the . ^j,,^ ,3^. J,, ,j,^ ^„^j approxi- par of the owners of the property, ,n ^.,e''d $10,000 per mile, we ire in- '^r'ai^^'LT^A'f^ '^*"" ^!!"?'"«'' "P°" I formed and the difficultie confronting all tbe groand they owned, trusting to ' [he "^ngTneeVr rn""tVa't"'v°in;;ge" we« he cesspool, on adjoining properties ; ^^^^^ L, than those that would be to take eare of the seweraice. In - -.l • !?• - ¦>• ¦¦ . . ,,..'', .,. met with in Freeport. many instances tney fa led to build n; . 1 1-l. . l their cesspools large enough, and now , ^* "'* '"'l^, *^" 7*'*:^ "**" ">- find themselves burdenal wUh the '*'" l' '"f" r 12 " ""• **'"". * beavy expense of cleaning them very «""' "^ ? ^i'"? "\r'^." ta TU- A.- ¦ '""='" '"•J' water, the cost per mile is great v in- often. This condition is unfortunate. • 11 » .u if."'"} "• a. . .. . , ," ,'"'^' creased because of the pumping and but It IS purely one for them to so ve 1 k »»> "k "ou individually. Surely, the rest of tbe uther detail work necesaary to he done taxpayers shoald not pay for the lack |'" XJ^^^ft^^^e. of $10, '^J''"^^::i,^!J':!:i:!i.!^'":"^?:'r>i^-. the%ostof p.plng the t 000 per 117 t 1 L.-l, 1 Ulliia, aiiwr a,\itiy vit lii|jiiik ihc fiftV-SeV- ers. We would empbatica v sav to' 1 e . . ¦ i- . ¦• ... . ¦ .K1.-..1.-II.V lajf «¦" en miles of streets in Freeport would the business men owning property on . . <tc-T« cann a ""vim D I J » A »i - *^',.^ •'^ , i amount to $570,000, and every tax- Railroad Avenue and Mam .Street that i. .u . .l. .- I j .u„.. t,„..ij 1 .u ¦ I pny«r knows that the estimated cost they should solve their own aewerasre ¦ 1 1 .,. .,. , Ai.i ...I „,„ki », ., "•«"'"¦«« IS always lesa than the actua cost, disposal problem until such a time n »• 1 1 ¦ .i.- . ,. . ,u -1, • . . '""" Particu ary is this true, when one when this VI lage IS in a position as •> .1. . .a. . . »•'««:>¦ wur K o ifUBiiiuii aa congiders that the cost of materiai and to population and wealth where it can afTord to have a municipal plant. Taking up the situation as to tfae southern section of F>eeport, where the water level is near the surface, here we have a problem" tbat ift really serious, bnt one fhat can be im ediately remedied without cost to the village. We have in mind here the labor have jumped by leaps and bounds since 1912 wben Smith tt. Mal¬ comson msde their estimate of $406, • 686. In conclusion, we can simply state that ih our opinion the only jostifi:a- tioii for spending from $500,000 to $1,000,000 of tbe taxpayers' money at ..,--.; .„ ,.t ..-.«. I I a this time, would be a present danger erection of waterproof fesvooo s bv » -j • • ¦ » ij.o«i ,c».f,uuiB '^y of an epidemic arming from a contam¬ ination of our watet- system by reaaon of the cesspools of the village. Sinea we are firmly convinced tbat there is „.»io«» it tk<. ,».» I .1. . . "^ danger from that source, or from venient it tne rest of the taxoavers of t. . _ a -n . ,. fh!. .iiu.o „„.,. *^-' , I any source whatever, and will not ba tnis village would maenanimonslv 1 . ,< .l _ .1 „!, .iT 1 1 , . "'¦•«''¦" ¦"""¦'> for some years to come, if tbe nre- overlook the <.sck of foresight on the „...,;— Lt ^ »« .... ..k...."!. _. part of the few business men and land -, ever that at the proper time Todd j Bank, on Montague Street, Brooklyn, the itam. * might "eek the position of Democratic begi»ning Janouy 1 '1 State Committeeman. n...... 4? Dreas Suits Hired. Railroad Ave., Freeport. Kegel's, ltfT( 47 More Freeport News on Page 8 cautions referred to are observed, wa can see no necessity for adopting a sewer system al tbe present time and imposing that burden on the taxpay¬ ers. Tbe time is bound to eome, bow- ever, when Freeport, with its ever ,7;,;:7"':ji":"'L"'''"T'', .- increasing popuation and growth wil* It was argaed by thosa enbnsiaatiC) ___ — r tba immediate installation of a (Continu.id on page «)
|Title||Nassau County Review 19160107|
|Title||Nassau County Review 19160107|
Nassau County Review
FREEPORT, N. Y., FRIDAY, JANUARY 7. 1916
Vol. XXv^sjo. I
MAJORITY URGE FOR SEWERS AT ONCE
SEWER COMMISSION REPORTS
MINORmr SAY NO NECESSITY FOR HASTE
Insist That No Delay Should Be Tolerated
At the reeolar nit-i'ting of the Vil¬ lage Board of Tru'tees Thursday af¬ ternocn H mHJority rfjiort on the sewer proposition was received.
This rommittee consisting of ex- Presidentf John I), tiunning, James Dean and iJaniel Morrison, ex Tros- te» Willi .in H. Patt"r9on.>*riVi Frank , H^./vei.-.'^AIvin A. ,^U|||^ .Arthur,
ward .'^'. Keo^li, 'whh Htipointed hv i President Lamb (lur'iijant to a resolu | tion pfl""''d.A";.,'h** puhlio meeting of ^ tbe citi/ens oi Freeport called to dia- cusj ttic needs of th(' village for H[
. 8e<«er .-ly'lenB. The [sreliHe to the re ! port 9H\ ¦• the tirst nice ing uf the cum- ; mittee waa heid Jonp yil when tlm ; committee was organized, John D. .