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All Featares of The Hempstead Inquirer aad of The Observer-Post iaTkb Paper Nassau Coimly Review Amaltamated With tho ROCKVILLE CENTRE OBSERVER-POST AND HEMPSTEAD INQUIRER Observer-Post Hempstead Inqoirer ia tlas Papar CeailMBed sad Better Tkaa Ever Official Paper, Village 6f Freeport FREEPORT, N. Y., FRIDAY, DECEMBER 24, 1920 VoL XXIU, No. 52 mono SCHOOL BOND ISSUE PASSES IN ROCKVIUE CENTRE South Side of Village Needs Buildinj|[— Board Indorsed [POSTMEN, AS SANTA CUUS HELPERS "AWFUL BUSY' Rockvllle rentre.—Reshlente of the aouth aide of the village are to bave a Hchool. The proponltton to approve a bond ineuo of $30,000. in addition to the $92,000 prevloii»ly voled /or, was car- rle<l at a dlslricl meclinK, held in tlie uiidltortum of Ihe rilnton 8<-hool, Mon¬ ilay eveninK, licccmhcr 20. The vote wnii 113 in favor nnd 11 opitowd. l.«ren 11. Itockwell. clerk of I'nion Free Hchool lliHtri<-l 21. culled the meet¬ ing to order at 8 o'clo<-k. Dr. Krank T. IVI-jjno waj* unaiiimouHly elected chair¬ man. Alfrwl K. Ives, .Ir., prcflidenl of the Itockville- Centre Board of Kdut-atloii. explained in detail the intenlH and pur¬ posen of the bond Ihruc anil tho school hullding. IIIh explanation wan IlluH- trated by Htereopticoii views of the plaiiH nnd fiKutle of the propoHcd build¬ ing. It WHK HO complclo aiul instruc tlve that any oppoHltliin that niiKhl have been contemplated wa«-«tilled by the fnmk reaeon.s for it.s need, and the ne«'eB8lty for the additional fuiiilx. There whh Home discusHion on tlie ad vl«abllity of re-submltlliin bid.i for llw contnict, and as to whetiier a Kymiia- Hium and auditorium were us.Henlial. The tenor waa Kencially In favor uf the project, however. Thin "waa indicated by repeated and long applauHe as point aft<;'r point wan made. Among the .speakers were: Kdwin O. -WH-iffht, Willeby T. f'orl>ett, ,Tohn Scott, Ur. I), ti. Hiilmiii and Hanford A. Davi¬ son. When the qucHtion waa put. It was carried without doubt, 133 votInK for the propOHition, ,-111(1 only 11 aKalnHt it. President Iven' addresi.s, whU.li wan .ho elucidatinK. foiioWH: "On AUKiiHl 28, of the pres^-nt year, al ll dlMlrict meetliiK, licid In thiH hall, 1 ropresenled the l-Soard of lOduiatioii (Continued on iiUKO 13). Heavy rhrlHtmas mailn are t^ixing the capacity of pout offlces In llockville On¬ tre, Kreeport and Hempstead. Addition¬ al help has been put on, and mails are deliveretl as fast as they can be assort¬ ed. OulKoIng mails are speeded, too. Additional conveyances are accommo¬ dating pjvrcel post deliveries. Post of¬ fices will close at 10 a.m. Christmas Day. (Jnly one delivery is scheduled. The postman, however, entering into the spirit ot tho season, will work all day, if necessary, to cloan up ,iny mail thut may be at hand. Ssata Qans' Whiskers Safe This Time, For All Berbers Will Oote Early Whiskers not trimn^d liefore noon on Christmas Dny arnl New Year's Day may flutter in tho broeaes until next day, for aught the barbere <are. The Knights of the Razor in Hemp¬ stead lown have agreed they will work till 11: p. m. on Christmas Kve arul will shut up shop then, so there will be no danger of Sjinta Claua losing his whiskers that night. Next morning they will shave, shave, shave till noon and then they will go home to celebrate the festive days. AUENATION SUIT HLED Man Wants $''50,000 For Rroken Heine —Charges Freeporter Preeport—The complaint lirought against David H. Kladc of 421 Archer Htreet by David Weller for alk>nation of Mrs. Weller's affections wan flled Haturday in Kupremo Court. The $250,000 suit ia the result Of a clash that Weller and Slade had after Weller had ftillowod his wifo and Slade on a taxlcab Journey, tt ended with a dash In tho cab whon Hlade was as¬ saulted In the prcsenco of Mrs. Weller und two friends. A child waa born to the Wellera April 5. Weller charges that Sladu broke up his home. FREEPORT BANK ROBBER PUT IN SAFER PUCE Freeport.—Fred Uolhermal. who rob¬ bed the First National Bank of Free- port In 1919, and attempted to escap** from Sing Sing recently, was ousted from that institution Baturday and transferred to Clinton I'rison, Dannc- mora. Rothermal atlll has eight years to serve for the bank robbery, and Warden I.Awe8 felt that It was best to keep him where he will bo unable to dupli¬ cate hla escape stunt. COMMUNITY XMAS TREE FOR ROCKVILLE CENTRE Pi-eparations ure complete for thu community Christmas Ireo celebration, on the Hockville Centro Clubhouse Inwn, Friday, December 21, at 7.30 p.m. An early start Is desired by tho com¬ mittee, so the youngsters can bo homo and In bed before Santa und his assist- nnta begin sliding down the chimneys. Firemen in uniform will aid the |io- lico in traflic work. About $600 will bo needed to defray Santa ClaUs' expenses. So fur, $282 haa been obtained. A $30 check was received yesterday from the Major-Oeii- eral J. Franklin Bell I'ost, V. F. W. NEW CAR FOR PASTOR KERR Hempstead.—Frlenda and parlshton- era of ths Rev. Frank M. Kerr, D.D., have presented to him a new Ford coupe to take the place of the car he has used for several years. Tbe money waa rubied by 8ul>s<?riptlon through the efforts of Dr. Harry M, AVarner and waa presented to Dr. Kerr on Tueaday of this week. It was Intended as u Christmas present, but as the doctor was to be out of town at Ohristmas time, the prceentation was made earlier, . The new machine wort bought of W. T. Hutcheson. who contributed his prollt on the car and took the old machine in exchange. * Xmaa ter Isabena Daughters Hempetead—C:oUrt 8t. Cecelia, I>augh tere of Isabella, will hold Its annua GhrUitmas party dn Tuesday. I>oc««ibei 38, In Loretto Hall. Oreenwich street AU members nre cordially Invited to attend. NEGRO SUYER SHOOTS SELF ATHEMPSTEAD Tried to Kill Negress Who Spumed Him—Eludes Police, Then Fires Bullet into His Head When Traced to His Home—Girl in Hospital in Critical Condition, llempstead. l)i>ceinl>er 23. —Killinu himself this :ifternoon at hi.s himc at 14 (ii-ove street, this villuge, Alox-ander Quincy removed all question as to hia guilt in having shot Alberta Or»M.'n, who hail siuirned his attentions. Quin<y had found his way back to llempstead, after having gone to Jamai- (II by trolley, diicitly after shooting the girl. \^ The police were seeking him through¬ out Nassau county and In New Tork. Quincy placed (ho muzzle, of the re¬ volver to his nose, Ured, and fell over dead. He knew that tho police wero close on his trull, and apparently hesitated only a moment before firing the fatal shot. Hempstend.—Alberta Oreen, 25, em¬ ployed in the home of VV. Herbert Eat¬ on, of Front street, la in Nassuu Hos¬ pital In a dangerous condilion, as the result ot a shot fired into her body, it is believed, by Alexander Quincy. her jealous suitor. Quincy, who lived at 15 Clinton street, escaped, and has been traced aS far as .lamalca. .Mr. Kalon's young son, Hei-bert, had ,1 narrow es¬ cape from being shot. The (ireon girl haa been employed .it the Katon homo six yours, going there from the South. Quincy has lieen paying attentions to the girl. Two weeka ago, he asked her to marry him. She refus¬ ed, and ho drew a razor and threatened her life, it is alleged. Tho girl refused lo .see Quincy, though he called fre¬ quently, und he was ordered by Mr. Eaton to stay away. Wednesday night, about 8 o'clock, .Miss Oreen was In the kitchen, wrap¬ ping a ('hrlstmas present, when there was a loud pistol shot, und she fell to the floor. Someone had lain on the back steps, 80 tluit ho could see through a slight i-rack In tho panel of the door, and had ilred the shot from a ,45 cali¬ bre automatic, tho shell from which was found bj» Mr. Fiiton later. The bullet went through the screen door, the panel, into the back of the girl, passed out through her chest, und embedded itself in the wall. Mr. Kalon's eight-year-old son, Her- bei-t, was only two feet from the maid when the shot was fired. Dr. H. M. Warner and Dr. R. D. Orimm«!r wero called. Policeman J. H. RIcker hastened to tho E^aton house, bnt the would-be mur¬ derer had juat onough tlmo to catch a trolley car, whieli being lato, left for Jamaica at about 8.10, The conductor of the cur later recognized tho picture of Quincy as that of u colored man who caught the car at Franklin street and rodo to Jamaica. The Jocal police tele¬ phoned tho polico at Jamaica und other places, but the man escaped. Physicians stated that they would not he able -to state for twenty-four houra the condition of the wounded girl. Bhe wns reported this morning as comfort¬ able. Quincy, two weeks ogo, reported to tho police that he had be<.-n held up and robbed In front of St. George's Church and taken to tho Nassau Hospital. The police learned ho had not been at the hospital, though he was swathed In bandages. Ho still wore bandages when he boarded the car for Jamaica on Wednesday night. AIRMEN ESTABLISH RECORD FOR ONE-MOTOR AIRPLANE DOHGURESUE? ASK THE TRUSTEES: KffiDIES' XMAS ""^^ "^"^ I FUNASSUREDBYi GENEROUSELKSi I Youngsters from 42 Villages in! Nassau and Western Suffolk! Will Have Entertainment, Tree,' Refreshments and Presents at, ' . . = SL°°' " ^'-"¦'^^'^''•''HARTMAN IS CHIEF OF FREEPORT POLICE The newsies' Christmas <li;t^» U Tuesday ufternoOD, r«ei'emb«T z8. They will celebrate around u tree In the pressroom of the Oliserver Hulld¬ ing, Observer street, Rockville Cen¬ tre. In tho Jiarty will be the boys an-l girls who serve the Naasau County Review to customers in Ilempsteud, Freeport and Rockvllle Cenire. They ai% lo have u regular l.'hriatmas time. About that time give a thought to the newsies, that they may huve a very Jolly afternoon. Named OfficiaUy As Head—Long in Public Service—Appoint¬ ments Meets With Favor "Charity bespeaks kindness, the re¬ lief of tho distressed, sympathy with the afflicted, and love of man for man." Such is ono of the cardinal principles taught by the Benevolent and Protective i Order of Rlks. This will be fullv exeni Department Costs High, Blame the "l'";:f'°*!"-'' *'7;!""^»' "'' '¦"'¦«-i'«'t f'«i«>- ¦ •^ . I ' ¦''Ik-'* i" '» ( hrhstmas cel.-br.ition. toi _____ System Water and Light ' '"' *''-'''' '" ^*^^ Freepon Auditorium. ( Freoport.—Tho organization of the ^1 r». J ' ; tendered by the lodge to the needy chil- Froeport police foree waa offlelally Charges UlSCnSSed ¦ dren from tony-two villages in Nassau ! settled at the meeting of the Village j and Suffolk countiea. The children will i Board hold Wednesday afternoon. The Rockville Centre.—The quosllon of ' l»e brought In automobiles to Freeport i organizution will take efTect on Janu whether tho method of accounting at ' hy l34 Klk committeemen from the vari- ! ary, 1921. the power plant is properly apportioned ""¦'^ villages, who con.stitute (¦ommittees ' ¦ between the electrical and water de- o" transportation. OKEEFEINDICMNT IS DISMISSED; OTBERSHOPEFORSAMEFDRTTINE Turn of Trials of Officials Accused of G>n- spiracy—Case To Be Finished By Christ¬ mas—District Attorney Gets Shock IMirtments, was debuted at length by tho V'lllage Itoiird of Trustees, Monday night, December 20. The water department is charged at .1 fixed rate for .servl<-o supplied liy the electrical department. Tnisteo Monds. who has charge of the Wator Depart¬ ment, brought the question liefore the lioard at the laat meeting when he called attention to the charge of $611 for labor in eight weeks, in addition to the regular pro rata charges of twenty five per cent, of all expenses. Ti-uatee .Monds claimed this charge was excessive and Ihrough It. and simi¬ lar charges, the Waler Department waa bound to show a dencil whereas it ought to maintain itself. If not ahow a surplus. He says tho Water ' Depart¬ ment ahould boar ita projiortionate ahare of expeiiHC but contends that when additional labor is required in the Wilier Departmont sliow just what tlie labor is for. Trick of llaokkeeping Trustee Cardner argued that book¬ keeping would mako no difference in the cost of operjitlon of the iilant, c-ol- lectlvely, but agreod that by proper adjustment tho Water Department might and should ahow Ihal it was maintaining itself. The matter is to lie Investigated and reported upon ut the nexl meeling. In this discussion, and u previous one on Villuge llnances, 11 was brought out that water and liglit ratea had not boen advanced in keeping wilh tlie Increa.sed (Continued on page 121. It ia expected lo have all the children se.'ited in tho Auditorium by 1 i).m. Fol lowing musical selections I).v Prof. Paul Polls' oiihesti-a, the following spec-ially propared program for children's outer tainmont will be present: Professo'r Kreiger, in magic, uain;^ i live riiblilts and gold fish. Fontt-Bonti Brothers, novelty vocal | bells and musical imitations. Punch and Judy show. j Miss Addle Tydeman, children's songs. fiiiborl Gerard, ventriloquist and imi- ' tations of animal life. Santa Claua will then come to the I .scene to welcome the children aud ex , tend liest wishes for a merry Christmas, \ following which each chikl present will ' receive a box of cand.v, an orange, a-i apiile, a new toy. nnd for each child : between tho ages of babyhood and eight years. th(M-e will be a new pair of shoes. SPlRITUAl TRYST SOLVESJYSTERY? Friends of Mrs. Lee, Whose Body Lay on Beach, Believe She Sought Dead Husband Intimate friends of Mrs. Penelope I.,ee, widow of Dr. John Ivoe. piominent Brooklyn x-i-ay specialist, l«»lleve she went to Ixing Boacli lato on Tuesday, in the hope that she might commune with her hualiiind'a spirit. Tln-y aro won¬ dering if the spiritual tryst was not suc¬ cessful, for .Mrs. l.**e's body was found on the beach. Her spirit hud passed away. The fishermen, who found hor body, noted that hers wero the only foot¬ prints on the sands. There was no indi¬ cation of violent death. The woman liad traced an irregulaf courso before she finally fell. In order to determine the exact cause of death, a chemical examination of contents of the stomach and other or¬ gans is being mado. Mrs. Leo's friends do not thlfik she killed herself. They know aho waa pa.s- slonately fond of her husband. She believed in spirit communication. The couple wero lioth fond of the aea. Her natural Impulse would bo to seek the se¬ clusion of the deserted beach for com¬ munication with the lo\-e<l who had gono on before. They think sho suc¬ ceeded beyond hor fondest expectation. Job slip should I and thoso between the ages of nine I lifteen, a new sweater. It Is hoiied to I I begin the distribution of the gifts by j ' 2.43 p.m.. 80 that children coming from j I a distance may return to their home j j vlllagos before dark. i A beautifully decorated Christmaa I tree will be well worth seeing. The j ' ladies' .•\uxiliary Committee says it will I lie one of the iirettieat ever prepared. j Tho villages to bo represented, and I tho number of children expected from I j each village are: .'Vmityville, 4; Baby- : lon. IS: Baldwin. 16; Bellmore, 1: Cedar- ! I hurst, 2; Central Park, 4; Copaigue, 6: I Kast Rockaway. 1: Kaat Williston, 2^: Klmont, 3; Farmlngdale. 18: Floral j j Park, 5; p-reeport, 90; (iardon City, 0: ; ! (tien Cove, 14: Olen Heud, 3; (llenwood I I^nndlng, 5; Great Nock, 8; llempslead. | I 59: Hicksville. 24; Huntington, 136; In i I wood, 42: Jericho, 6: l.iiwi-ence, ]8; Ixi- ! cust Valley, 23; Lynbrook, 36; Manhas- j act, 8; Merrick, 11; Mineola, 10; New I Hyde Park, 2; Norlhport, 64: Ocean j Side, 4: Oyater Btiy, 9: Plain Kdge, 3; Port Washington, 8: Rockvllle Centre, ' 75; Roo.sovelt, 64; Roslyn, 17; Sea Cliff, 2; Valley Stream, 3; Wantagh, 11; West- I bury, 3; Woodmere, 3; total, 84«. I Pi-OBonts for a number of these <-hil- 1 dren will bo sent to them in hospitals I or to their homes, sevenil huving been reported ill in thoso placos, slnco the lists wero complet€-<l. Arrangements for thia greal Christ¬ mas celebi-ation for needy kiddles liavo bo<>n made by Pust Kxaltod Ruler Ar¬ cher B. Wallace, chairman, ably and earnestly assisted by the following mem¬ bers of the entertainment committeo of the lodge: Rudolph P. liomschke, lOldon D. Cloud, Albert K. llan-ey, George K. Wheelor, Chester A. Fulton, Joseph P. Shay, Walter C. Dauphiiiot, John Mor- IsBo. William I*. Collina, William B. Wolff, Charles A, Sigmond, William F. Capt. John N. Hartman. who haa been captain of the polico since April, was named as Chief and the remainder of the force wa« organized with the rank they now hold, with the exceiition of Clarence Van Riper who will rank as Detective-Lieutenant. Capt. John N. Hartman doitt not aoek limelight. He ia modeat and was not in favor of being interviewed, but in viow of the fact that lie ia to be the llrst chief of the Ilrsl organized police force in Freeport, he consented to pose for a pictui-e and give a sketcli of bis career. He win bo 60 years old on the day that Warren Harding is Inaugurated. He was born the day Lincoln took hia illustrious jilaco in the White House. .\8 a public officer he spent 35 yeai-s in wards 10, 11 aud 17, New Voi-k <'ity. giving valuaiile service to tho N. V. Kire Department. For 23 years he was in the N. y. Fire Department, lie waa at times member of six comiiaiilcs aUhough ho .served temporarily in more than twonty. In 1887 Capt. Hartman joined Hook and l^udder 9 and saw .service on the flreboat "New Yorker". Two yoara later was again called upon to organize Hook and Ladder 73, whero he wa-s in¬ struction officer for ull its momiiors. In 1910 ho i-etirod with ,ui unblem¬ ished record of 23 yeara, 4 months. At the time ot" liis retirement U-n other offlcers went out. Of the eleven. Com¬ missioner Waldo spoke ot Hartman'a record and toid him ho would lie rein¬ stated any time he wished to come back. A Iiiid dose of gas had affected Capt. Hartman's health and he was forced to glvo up tho haziirdoua life. CHARGE MORE FOR HALL RENT VUlage Board o( Hempstead Increase N'eressary Finds Hempstead.—Lieut. Ross C. Klrkpat¬ rick, with Max Goodenough, mechan¬ ician, made a record for single motor machines, but failed to break the en durance record for continuous flight In thetr inil, whteh started from Mltcbel Fleld at 7.26 Tueaday mqrnlng. They were forced to land by a breakj in the water pipe, after being in tbe an- eight¬ een houra and six minutes. They came dofwn at 1.32 yesterday morning, land¬ ing without accident. Hempstead.—New prices, entailing an advance of five dollurs on the rentul of tho villuge hall, were adopted by the Village Boiird Tuesday night. The price for the hall for entertainn^ents to continue until 11 o'clcs-k at night wan fixed at $20, for dan't^es until 1 o'clock, $26. and all night dunces, $33. The Increase was due largely to the fact that the Board has found it necea¬ sary to place u man in charge during the occupancy of tho hall to see that no damage In dono. Several cases of doO)- age huve been discovered, especially to pianos, and In 'many cases there Is no way In which the Board can obtain pay¬ ment for the loss occasioned. ,, „ T. ,. . . T-, 1. 1 After his retirement he began lectur- (Connolly, George B. Hunt and Rxalted , ,^^ ^,^ ^^^ prevention. He is considered Ruler Albin N. Johnson Tho celebration will cost moro than $5000. The committeo raised this money through its Thanksgiving ball, charity euchre, auction or various articles don- utiHl, and cash donations. Chairman Wallace informs the Re¬ view that the committee will probablv bo able to pay uli expenses without tak¬ ing a cent from tha lodge treasury. For u month an office forc<' and a stenographer have beon engaged entire¬ ly on the collating and checking work. In selecting the list of children to be benefited by the celebration, tho enter¬ tainment commute*} htts boen ably as¬ sisted by Claude C. Van Tdnuaen, Nas¬ sau county Bujjerlntsndent of tho iioor; Daniel Morrison arid Arthur II. Gold¬ smith, overseers of tho jioor of the town Of Hempstead; Mra. Winifred I. C^lurk and John W. Anderson, over¬ seers of the poor of the town of Oyster Bay: Ml-s. Mt\ude Henschel and Roseoe l.«lghton, oversj-ers of the |ioor of the town of lluntingtoti] Robert W. Wild, overseer of the poor of the town of riabylon; Mra. Phoebe Scholey, assist ant to the Ilempsteud town ovors-.-ors : It's Harding I'lace Now ot the poor; Miss Klla Howard Macau j Froaport.-Jay street, between Orand ley. aecreury of the Naaaau Counly | avenue Jnd Broadway, wtll hereafter Board of ChUd Wrtfare;- Mlea Ida C. , j^ known as Harding place. This uc- Cook. secreury. of tho Relief Aasocla ^jq^ ^g, ^^^^„ ^y the Beard upon potl- I an exiM-rt on that subject. He lectured i In clubs and churches, receiving no com- j pensation, and organized tho Crocker Flre Prevention I'o. His methods were installed in many Industrial plants in New York and New .forsey. I When the war broko ovor tlie lan.l I Capt. Hartman was mado Fire Marsh:il In the V. 8. S. B. shipyard at Carney, j N. J. I..ator» he joined tho War Camp j Community Ser\-lce in Freeport and was active In that branch until ils dis I bandment in 1919. j On April 8, 1920, ho was appointed I Captain of Police In Freepori und has I beon the heud of the force ovor since. I Chief Hartman Is married and hits : hud four children, two of -ivhom are I'llvlng. One daughter is married and I his son, John N., Jr., is a lieutenant in j Truck Co. I, Freeport F. D., when he I Is not busy in Wall street, I Freoport poople, with fow exj-eptlons, I are delighted in the appointment of ! Hartman as the new chief. Mon on tho ! force ure warm In his pnd.sc and bjpiiy ' in his promotion. Ooean Bide.—A man's bicycle, belong- Icg to John 3. Langdon. disappeared from In front pf a houae In Davteon avenue, Tuesday, December 21. It ts a Dnyton make, and painted red. tlon of Inwood, r.iiwrence, Odarhurst, Woodmere and Hewlett, and Mlse Bak¬ er, of the Roslyn Relief Association. The Ladles' Auxiliary of the enter¬ tainment oommlttee, with Mrs. Oeorge B. Hunt as chairman, deserve a great deal 'Of credit for the success of the event. I tlon ef reeldeints. BXNZOMnrr Tk* 4«««ii'ljtbl« ho—iloM rMaadr, tar aara throat and tooaUltls. Moat eonvanlast. tar tt rMBlrta Ml sarsllss A Maadio' tkat maaia b* ta tnarr haaaa. Oat a bettia al rear Onw Mora.—Ag*. Mineola—Finish of the trials of offlcials indicted for conspiracy ill connection with gambling In Nassau County Is expected beforo Christmas Day. Supreme Court Justice Young ordered night sessions lu order to speed up the cases. All Nassau County is awaiting with deep Interest tho outcome. Outat.inding as tho most Important^ event in the trials of Indictments In i-on- neclion with gambling casea in Nas.-<au county, was the admiaaion on the wit nesa stand, by John N. Fleischer thai he had boen iliabari'ed from the pnutice of law in Mass;i(husetta. ,\a the prose ciition waa Imsed largely upon evideino ho had se( ured as an ofllclal ot tho Naa aitu ('ounty .•Vs.soclatlon during many months of activity. District Attorne\ Weeka was plui.'ed in u most eniliaria:) sing Iiosition. .Xdniiasioii by Fleischer that he w.'is guilty ol" misjippropriutlon of funds 1m> longing to clients waa a complete sur¬ prise lo all in the court, excepting the counsel for defen.se. who bad fortillr-d themaelves with <'vid<'nce, ami had brought witnes.ses from .Masa^oluisetts lo verify the iliaigea against Kleiailiir. Denial b.v Sliorlfr Smith SlierilT ("liarl<a W. Smilli look the .manil (111 Ilia own b'hiilf toii.iy Criuira- (iay. Docenilier 23). and denied ho os-er had cuiiver.sation with Supervisor iroughty in room 3 of the superviaora' ch.-imlK-ia; tliat he had any busineas tian.sactlona with Doughty In th;it room, and that the only time he was ever in that nioin waa On one occasion when talking to 11. Stcuan Mclvnight. county iittoiney. He aaiil that on that par- til ular (lay he did a.e .lohn H. l-'lcla-'her in iuiothei- iiart of the ch.imlM-rs, but Mr. Doiighly was not there. It will be recalled that Mr. Flel.scli(-r testitled th.it Doughty, while in,room 3. gave Shi-ritf Smith a lelephone iiunilH'r. 1144 Lyn lirook. which was tho house of Stuckcv. Smith (Icsi lihiil hi.s trip to Lynbrook [^ .,. and visit to Stuckey'a house. 11.. aai,T|V. ho waa suffering severely fiom craniiis ali th;it afternoon, and had taken Ro- chelle salts at the jail. Up said it did him no good. Whllo on the way to Lyn. brook, he aaid he Avos doubled up when driving tho car. The ahorill said ho was not in the telephone room at the Stuckey houae. aa Allen <). .Meyer hail tostillod, but that he waa in an adjoining i-oom in iiuin with ci-amiia. He reniembers tliat he told Stuckey to go get the wheel, even ir ho hud to aearch for It from the top of the houae to the bottom for it. He aJild Conat.ilile Stniliaon g(5t him .some wlilakey and bitters, wliich lie drank. He said that when he fir.sl ar¬ rived at Lynbrook he told Carnuiii Plant he had -,i s(-vcre .ittiick of cninipn, and that Plant told him to go into the (hug atoi-e and get some .lamalca ginger. He did so, paid for ll and came out. After he came out. he sJiid. Pl:iiil told him where they were going to rn.ilvc the r-aid. Johri .1. Dunlvir, warden of the Jail, corioborated Smith aliout his complain ing of cramps after lunch. Richard P. (^omboa, keeper of the Jail, corroboruti'd Smitii about being in anothe'r room from that in which tlie telephone w.is. while .Vlleii Myer was talking. The sheriff was still on the stand nt the time of going to press. The indictment againat Thomas If. O'Keefe, postmaster at Oy.ster lla.i'. and formerly state senator, waa dtaml.ssed by the court, tho dlatriet attorney mak¬ ing no objection. The proaojutlon rested Its case In the trial of tlic four county officials indictist for conapirncy on a (•h:!ige of giving protection to gambh-rs. Wedneaday ut 3 p.m. Dismissal of tho O'Keofo indictment waa taken as a happy augury b.v Iho othor defendants, na the tostlmony con¬ cerning lilm had b«s<n givon by Fleischer. l-Mward A. Kruse. a New York state trooper, teatifiod yesterday thot after the i-ald upon the alleged gamliling houae of Gideon and Husteed. at Hew¬ lett, he went to Belmont P;irk racey track. looktnR for iiidt>oii. There. "Ir?' said. Ive met .Vss.'Tnblyman .McWhinney. He s.ilil .McWhinney lold lilm timt f;iileoii hnd left Ibe racetrack a half hour before. I.eoiiai'd Thiirne, .i conslable, member ol" the party i-:ildltig the iillegeil Stuck.-y gambling bouse, testillid he siiw ShorllT Smith Join the ralilltig party al Lyn brook. lie s;iiil be lie.ii-(l the sherilT aay he was suffering from cramps, and saw him enter :i diiigalore. That txMti. niony w.ia Imroiliiced in .in effort lo prove that SheilfT .^mlth lipped off Stuckney of the liiipeiidlng raid. Tho wltneas lold of lindlng a roulette whi-ei (OixeaUHl ill a dog kennel. Kilwuids. aaaistant dla1rii,-t ntl\)rnoy, said that upon the arrival of tho\;!^dlng party at tho Stiicko.v es- babllslHnent, bo IknuiI Stuckoy say to the sheriff: "You came too soon. You said wo would have ten minutes, and wn only had four to clean up tlio place." Tho witness declared ho met Doughty one day laat summer, and that the ail pervlaor told him he was agalnat the gamblers, and wanted to see the alt na¬ tion cleaned up. A. O. .Myers, a private detecllve. tea- tified regarding the sheriff's being seized suddenly with crimps when told thsl Sluckey's wua to bo raided. Kive wit¬ nesses from Wilkes-Bane, Pu.. were later placed on tho stand lo (llscredit Mycfs. .Massapequa Knlertains I.adi<>s Rockvillo Centre.—A pleasant even¬ ing was spent Thuraday. December 11, when Massapc(|ua Lodge, 822, F. & A. M., John F. Dempsey, master, gHV^• a ladles' night, lu its lodge rooms. Bunk ot Kockvillo Centro Building. Merrick road and Village avenue. A program, including u male quartet, a violinist und an elocutionist, was enjoyi^d. Uefreah- menlB were served after. CHRISTMAS PRESENT FOR TOWN COMES FROM PROSAIC ALBANY! Unexpectedly High Allowance from Mortgage Money Puts Hempstead Finances in Satisfactory Condition Hempstead—Supervisor Hiram K. Smith was agreeably surprised this week when he learned that tho portion of the town of Hempstead from the mortgage tax money received from the stale amouned to $41,062.94, 01 more than four timea that of last year. Tho .Supervisor tranamlUed th« infonnation to tho Town Board Tuesday. ' '~' * In making up fhe budget for next y<'ar, Mr. Smilh allowed $12,000 for this Item us anticipated receipts, so that If thn $41,062.94 ts ror-elved tho town Will bavo considerHbly moro than was ox pexited, and it mny not la- nocossary to put any money Into the budget ft^r the sinking fund next year. Last year's receipts .-imounted to $9,SS2.10. The tola! for the county amounted to $75,826.00. The amounts apfiortloned to the three towhships and seven-,1 villages for 1919 and 1920 are: 1919 1920 Hempstead T $9,S63.10 $4l.0«2.91 North Hempstead .. e.726.9ri 14.099.17 Oyater Bay «,127.93 9,054.73 Freeport 1,81!4 60 1,491.12 Hempstead V 978.26 1,304.2» Rockville Oentre .. 982.07 1,140.42 '^ast Rockaway 242.iS 2«$.34 <.x>ng Beoieh 1,2«<.1B l,«tt.2ll Lynbrook 50S.52 S01.22 Cedarhurst 394.«» " 494.3;: W. H. GRACE, JR., NEAR DEATH AFTER BEING HIT BY AUTO Freeport—William H. Grace, Jr.. of Babylon, formerly of Froeiiort, was very seriously injured lust Thursday ni(jht. Ho was riding on a bicycle on the right side of tho road in Doer Park nvenuo, Babylon, when h<i was run down by an automobile, snid to havo beon driven by Mrs, Elizabeth R. Vp lohn, a real estate ageat, ot Babylon. Orace waa dragged 144 feet before fall¬ ing from tbe fender. The auto went 46 feet further beforo It stopped. Grace's right leg and left ankle wero broken, and he wsa badly cut about the head and face, hla right hip dlalocatod. . II> alao received concussion of the brain He was t#ken to the Houth Bide Hott pital, Babylon, and htter to a New "Vorl Hospitui, for special treatment. Ill> condition Ik considered verv »»t1ou».
|Title||Nassau County Review 19201224|
|Title||Nassau County Review 19201224|
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Official Paper, Village 6f Freeport
FREEPORT, N. Y., FRIDAY, DECEMBER 24, 1920
VoL XXIU, No. 52
mono SCHOOL BOND ISSUE PASSES IN ROCKVIUE CENTRE
South Side of Village
[POSTMEN, AS SANTA CUUS HELPERS "AWFUL BUSY'
Rockvllle rentre.—Reshlente of the aouth aide of the village are to bave a Hchool. The proponltton to approve a bond ineuo of $30,000. in addition to the $92,000 prevloii»ly voled /or, was car- rle