The Unofficial Newspaper of Nassau County
GENERALLY FAtR TODAY; LtGHT SOUTHWEST WINDS
VOL. 1 NO. 46
FREEPORT, NEW YORK. SATURDAY. JULY 11, 1914
PRICE THREE CENTS
THREE DIE IN SURF; And Now Comes A Trained BODIES OF 2 lost! Gander Who Follows Master
Richmond Hill Excursionists:"Di^.jj»' Is His Name and "Rad" Lewis His Proud
Return Grief Stricken After Day at Long Beach
TRAGEDY WITNESSED BY THOUSANDS
Owner---The Two Are Inseparable as Crusoe and His Dog-Here'? an Indulgent Bird That Doesn't Tango or Drink.
Four Swept From Log-One Reach-' cs Sliorc Lxhausted—Is Revived ;
With Pulmotor |
ll wa.'i it Kiit'l stiicken iluony u." fXcur.'iJoniHtR tliut f^iubarkeU un tli>.- | Blieciully churlfreel trains uf tlm Hfcii- uionU mil .SuntUy .School Union on Thursday e.ciiing after a day al Loiik Bearh, tor they rt'turned without ih.- hudleij of lh(«'e of their iiuuibci-Hvo of Ibeni Klrl.s und onu a youlh wliu v/eie drowned while bathing in the Biirf otf u ruft some dlBlunfe from tb" Mhore. A .second youn;; rimn accoiJi- Iianied the others, bul he was able tu leaeh the shore.
The dead are (jrare Viola Ueevet=. (seventeen, of 1026 Walnut Btro'^t, Itkhuiond Hill; Caroline Raycratt, seventeen, of 30 Oak street, Richmond lliH and Noruian Beaeh, twenty-thre»'. of 4001 Feril.s sireet, Woodhaven. tV'lUiani Keeve, aged eighteen, was ttn- only member of the quartette to on saved. He wa.s revived after an hour.
A majority of the young people on the excursiou took advantage of the Hiild Weahter and the excelleni bath¬ ing during the afternoon. The grouiV of four were cavorting about in the water clinging to a log. JJuring their \play H wave waHhed them into deeji water. A cry aro.se from the shoie. but before life guardK could reacii them three of lht> party had gon ¦ down.
The excursioni.'ft.s were from Iho First Methodist Episcopal I'hiircfi, (he Baptist Bible .School, .St.- .Join Kvangelical Lutheran, Union Con^re- >:atlonal. First I'resbyterian, Trini'y iMethodist and Pilgrim Congregation- \ al churches of Richmond Hill, lb" .lamaica M<>thodist Chnich, the I'nion *'oiir:;e llaptisl <"hiii<'h and Congremi- tloual Church of Woodhaven, ill" Forest I'ark Reformed (.'hur(^h and i!i-.' Cerman Evangelical Relornied
Church of Woodhaven, and the org:in- izaliou of the Brethren ot Queei,M I'oimty.
Yotmg Reeve was ulnable lo te'i 1 learly whal had occurred. He sai'l however that the log had carried 'ils bister beyond her depth. As she wa!' , unable to swim sh« tried to climb up¬ on it. .She lost her hold and t'l" others In their efforts to se'ze her, loat control of the log. It slipped fro'ii Iheir grasp, and all weie jiti ii>;j^ling in deep and choppy water.
The girls screamed and young Ree¬ ves . and Beech shouted frantically Scores started toward them from the Deauvllle bathing pavilion. JOOO feel away. As Ihey ran Reeves's desperate efforts to keep his sister from slnUnj; and prevent her trom dragging htm under.
A'oung lleuch was last seen making heroic efforts to save Miss Roycral't, but the heavy sea battered him fro.'ii her and he went down. Miss Reevt'H »ank and her brother began weakly tit riving lo reach shore.
After going down several times. Miss Roy crafts body remained on ttw surface. It was evident that she was unconscious. Charlea H.* Muster, »• clerk in the Hotel Nassau, dashed into the surf, and R. O. Phillips of No. 257 Warburton avenue. Yonkers, struck out for the tumbling log. Others went out to aid young Reeve. As he staggered upon the sand, \\e fainted. Mustory brought lu Miss Raycral'fs body.
Drs. Rogers, D^umenfeld. Tarley and Johnson used a pulmotor on both, but In Miss Raycraft'B case all effort.-i were useless.
The special train which had born? tbe excursionists to Long Beach was hurriedly made up and all the women and children departed, some of them hysterical. The men remained to pi- trol the beach for the bodies.
By Joseph O'Neill ¦ Have you seen "Dick." the trained gander, who follows his master like il doK. and is. in ihe uplnon of the summer colony. i music or greet some oi bis friendr, "Dick" toddles aiter him. He never I enters: he's not the sort of bird thai ' could do the Tanj-'o gracefully, au-l ; he abhors ragtime. But he is indul¬ gent with his ma.ster, Ihouuli pe/ i chance a little su^j^jcious, so he si:< I outside.and waits.
Tliere have bt-en occasions uli whii li i "Rad" stayed wiihin the Casino tir j three or toiii hnui-, iti a single sittiii: lengaued with ;i supper puiiy or some : thing ot llie .soil. When he cam»oiii. ion such e\ iniiif;.;, soriietiuii's he had 1 forgolleii nil :ihoui "Dick." lim M,- I I'althtiil biiil tliis liescf desti led lii.i I post.
He has yawned (at least opened h;^ nioutli and emitted a faint i|iirick h- ! though of weariness) hut he iilwiiys i has followed "Rad" home, and iUways I those two or three steps belilml. i Some of the .N'esv Vuik newspit]).^'- I correspondents who mc lieti' on ili. I Carman case have irii'd lo purchase ¦ "Dick" for fabulous sunis. :is much a« I 110 being offered tot him. But .Mr. I.,ewis will not iiiiit wiih his jiet—es¬ ipecially iis "Dick" rtceiitly heciirne
BULK OF $100,000 ! ESTATE FOR WIDOW
Mrs. Mary E. Smith Receives
Cash Bequest of $30,000 and
the fill lier ol 11 lirx
SPEED CRAFT TO COMPETE IN NASSAU Y.C. REGAHA
Tars in Fine Clubhouse at Wreck
Lead - Plan Brilliant Season
of Social Functions
.Mlliouf;h it is iuirriiltedly iin o'T year fui power boat nicinn hecaiis-i of Ihe inlernational ciij) conle;is which will be held in Aiiieiiciiii wiilets during September, the .Nassau Vacli! Club will feature at the (lose ol ; s season a regailii in which it is .-v- pected thill many of the I'iistest crut in the east will compete. The ev.n will doubtless be held on Labor Day. 01 possibly on the Satunlay followin;;.
The Nassau tars have tak»'n posses¬ sion of their line i lub hoiisf un Wreck Lead and are prepared for the most brilliant summer in the histor.v of Iheir organi/.iition. The main recej)- tion room oi liie club house has be.-n converted into a dancing tloor and ;i fine victrola has heen made a part of its equipment. The dancers will do the turkey trot or any other kind ot a trot or Tango there to its music throughout the summer months.
Al the opening regatta the half rat¬ er flotilla from the Keystone Yacht Club, all of them of the same desi.L;:i and build, gave a demonstration, of sailing that has seldom been seen .)n the broad channel in recent years. The boats sailed over a trianguh-.r course of five miles in full vi»'w of ilie throngs that crowded the bulkheads at Long Beach and the clubhou>.' IHirch. It was a great race. Frank Work, at the helm ot his own boat, was a winner by four minutes, cor¬ rected time. He defeated John Lav.- rence .'md H. Smith in an excitini^ finish.
A schedule will be announced la'er. but on every week end there will !»• racing of one kind or another.
MOTORMAN RESCUES TWO KIDDIES
Sunday School Picnic at Seaford The annual Sunday School picnic of the Seaford Mvtbodist Episcopal Chureh will be held during the pres¬ ent month ou a day not yet flxed. Con- BldwraM* preparation has been made for tbe eveat, however, aud a larite crowd U tipectDd to uk« ptu u
Stops Car as Eclair Children At tempt to Cross Tracks
The prompt action of a moiornuin on one of the I'ars of the Long Ishiud Traction Company doubtless saved *he life of little Alexander and Ceorge Eclair.- sons of their parents who llvo on Miller avenue, Kreeport. who were about to cross Atlantic avenue, '-n front of a west Ixiund trolley car.
Both little fellows were within ;i few feet of tbe iapldly approaching car before they were seen by the mi> torman. He quickly shut tbe power off and brought the car to a standstill. The ehlldreu were on the tender whx n tbe oar slopped. ^.
TENNIS TOURNAMENT ON AT BAYVIEW COURTS
More Than Sixty Entrants in Com-
petions For Places on Cham
'I'll opening series of iiiatclies in th" oiieo single, double and nii;;ed tourni- nients of the Bayview Tennis Cl'ih will hegin this afternoon al the nertly laid out courts on Rose street. Th'T'- more than sixty nlrants, iroiii whom will he picki'd il teiuii ul six. Ihat will iciiiciciil Ihe club in the i liiimpioii- ship malclies iil Kurkville Centre lor the Cruveriuir's cup in .S^•ptemher. T'le winners in the variuus events will play in the elimination seini-linals itiid (i- nals tor jilaces on the team. i Probably no courts on Louk Islaud are heller and surely no group uf plaj- ers are faster' Ihan the aggr.nation thi'i is already on tip toe awaiting ihr- opening of this afternoon's games. T'e- courts have been rolled and re-rolled during the jiast week, so thiil thev are in jierfect condition Ihis aflernoon. The rains of the early jiart of the week have lended lu nmke theni tun¬ er.
II is enlirely likely that the I'hiii.i- jiionshiti of Nassiiu will come to Fr-'e- |)ort this year, despite the excelleni showing of the Rockville tientre cou lingent and the apparent excellenc" of the iiurlhsdiers. Wiiireii U'rislii. who was runner u|) iu the tinal uiiitch- es last year against Baker, a Rockville Cenire man. is looked upon as a da.k horse in liie cuntest this ye;ir-. He le cently juiiieil the Bayview Club ,ins Nolan, Miss Marion Culler, Miss Lucia Raynor, Miss .Margaiei Wenijile, Miss Marion .limes and .Mrs. Paul Halpiiv beside a number of others whose 'Ig- ures are well known on the courts.
It Im expected that Freeport society will turn out to witness Ihe conle.its.
Successful Epworth League Cake Sale *fhe cake sale of the Epworth League of the Baldwin Methodist Epis¬ copal Church, held on Saturday. June 27th. was a profitable one. A substan¬ tial sum was realized which will be added to the general fund for church work.
MANY RELATIVES NAMED IN WILL
Deceased Was' Prominent Repub iiean Politician and Once Pres . ident of Rockville Centre
liy itie terms of ii will. .sij;ncri on .luly L't. li-i)iKi- VS'. Smith, who died al Rockvillt! Celille thre'i weeks ago, an estate of mure than i; 100,0(10 in real and peisunal propertv i.' disposed of, a widow to whom .le' pioneer di.'veloper of Rockaway Beacli was wedded only a year ago receiv¬ ing the major i»or tion of it. The will was filed in the office of the Nassau County SurrofiiUv on Tliur.sday.
.Ml Ihe personal ellecis with a be- •luesl of |30,ono in cash are included in the share uf Mrs. .Mary E. .Smiihi. .She will receive also a iiroperty valued at more than $;o,000 in Village ave¬ nue., Rockville Cenire, a plot of land J In Riverside J'iirk in the same village Dceanside which liiis uui >ei been Ap¬ praised.
To nine nephews and neiies indi¬ vidual bequests of 1200 aer made. The beneficiaries are lienjiimin T., Gorp,e D., Joseph. Dclnu, Minnie ;ind Edward T. Smilh, .\ni!ie Baldwin. Percival Snedeker ami llaiiy .Mulliner. L't?- side these Bertrain Davison receive! *2.rpOO cash and a niortyage of j:!,0'»0 held by the deceased against him. t!e- (lUests of |20(i hie left to Ciikc Do- -Mott and AngcliU'' Cornwall, fiienls ul' (he old man. ,\ bruilier. Leumud C[ .Smith, is letl a life interest in $10,000 which al the lime of his death reverts to the widow and on her deiuli to thc three children. Eugene P.. and (iorge C. .Smith, two sons, will lecoixe the residue of the estate.
I'robably no figure in Repiihliciii politics was btter known twenty yeais ago than that of Mr. .Smith. He w.is .Siipervisoi' of Hemp.ctead township iind once a catididate for sherip in Queens before Ihe creation of Nass.t.i Cuunty. l'i» unlil half a decadi' i^o Jie was still.^ctive in the political ii'- ffiiis of this section. Al the time of the incoriioration, of the village cf Huckville Cenire, he was iiromineni'y mentioned its a candidate for the jires- idncy. hut declined only to b unani¬ mously chosen within two years al't^r- \\;ir(l.
Ir was hark in the 'HOa^ftai .V.- .Smith tirst went to Rockaway Beach, then a barren sanrly waste. He eslah¬ lished a colony ihere and with "Bill.v " Wainwriglit built the first hotel in I'l'H section. The place grew by leaps and hounds. Long before .Mr. Smith gave up the active management of his busi¬ ness interests there, Rockaway Bt-.i !i had tissumed-its [iresenl characted
The eslale uf .Mr. .Smith is sonic what smaller than many uf his •vlof- friends at tirst believed. It was free'y staled at the time of his death thn he was worth somewhat ov^n¦ hall .t riiilliun.
DEFECTIVE VISION REMEDIED
Dr. George A. H. Smith Countera.ts
and oCrrects Faulty Vision
Overstrained eyes, neiiralgici pains,
the frefiuent occurteuces of head ach.s
are indicative of abnoVnialltles of the
sense of \ision. and may result In i>e'
manent injuiy unless au oiulist is cou
suited at mice. Dr. Smith is emin^ut-
i ly quiililied to make a diagnosis at his
residence, Biooklyn avenue, corner of
Wallace street on Tuesdays and Thui.i-
days from X to 11 .\. M. and by ap-
"Yankee Doodle" CohaH to Celebrate Of all the events of the summer season at Long Jteach, to none does there attach- any more signiflcance than the fonhcoming birthday of C.eorge Michael Harris Cohan, the nearly six months old and only son of Mr. and .Mrs. Oeorge M. Cohan. The babe, like his male parent Is a really, truly. honesl-to-gooduess "Yankee Doodle" boy, juat old enough to be over collie and wise enough to «;•< ¦ a plaintive cry at dinner t'me. The celebrations of young George's birth¬ day will uc«ur on July 18. There wi'l b« fireworks at Long B«ach.
Freeport's 'Night Life'' As Seen by a New York Denizen
A Perspective Word Picture of the South Side Metropolis During the Bailey Murder Mystery,! Dealing in Personalities (Not AH of Course) In AI Manner Wholly Consistent if a Bit Overdrawn j
By George Buchanan Fife The "night life" of .New York is one thing, and the night life " of Freepor , in the words of PoMsh and Perlmul- i
oftice of the Post who. If they dou': ' get sympathy, deserve it and a great ! deal of gratiiude into tho bargain. I .And this goes in proper proportion to.- 1 the kid in the grey sweater, tbe Lord ! ter, is "something else again." Bu'. nigh Othce Boy-may his tribe in-| let no one say that there is no sucn ciease. I
Ihins as "night life" In Freeport. M ' Bi the first place, when the .Ni-,v! has a "night life" just uow that i.s' Vork locusts came duwn upon the of j diffeient from anything that it has I tti'« Hiere were Egyptians tliere. Es j
ever known. It is last, too, the' speediest kind of fast and it is going un every blessed liitiht.
.Normiilly. Freeport begins to thin';
ot bedliiiie about hull past ten or
I eleven o'llock—midnlglit usually finds
I it fast asleep. Nut so these nighis.
I .And if there be a doubter lel hln.
anytime after dark, take up a strategic
position on the corner where the Fir.st
.National Bank thrusts itself between
Railroad avenue and the Boulevard
and lies there at night like a grey
watcli dog. Then ask that he turn his
sceptical eye toward the office of thc
Nassau Post—and the thing is done.
This is the "night lifel" He will see the IWO front windows yellow with light, and the side windows too, and if ho approaches the building he will hear a sound like the tick'ng of all the clocks in the world, coming from the open windows. No matter how long he stands there listening, the
mund Stiles, who holds two olliccs m the oiganizalion of the paper, that of advertising miinuger and that of bein*; the father ol bouin ing Jim Stiles, the business luanager Rand .Sutherland, the editor with the silver-tipped pen (Don't mention it, old man) and Jim Stiles himself. (You know Jim tiie Cloak .Model, what'O Sitting on Iho ediiors desk with his feet in the edi¬ torial chair (after the tiabit of h's kind the world over) was Wainwrigtit ! Wemple, Office Boy, etc., etc. |
Instead of doing \shat the Egyptians j (lid, go at the locmsts with swait.'is j and brooms and things, these three fairly opened their arms at the samj time Ihey opened the ollire'duui-. a-ad lUined the WELCO.ME" I'gbl side uii on the mat. (That had turned it over when that fellow who lives o,i -——— street called to sav he couldu'-, pay his advertising bill. Say Jim I
INVESTIGATION OF BAILEY MURDER IS SUSPENDED OYER WEEK END
District Attorney Smith. Pet¬ tit, Coroner Norton, and Oth¬ er Investigaters Relax for Per¬ iod of Rest---Mystery Un¬ changed by Developments of Past Two Days Mrs. Car¬ man's Condition Much Im¬ proved
DOaOR REFUSES AN INSPECTION OF HIS BOOKS IN SPITF. OF PROMISE
Claim That Physician Could Clear Mystery if He Would Talk Made by Authoritics--- Delay ifi Notifying of Police Considered Significant —-New Witness Introduced in Person of Harry Dc Beau- Hearing to be Adjourned 'Till July 24
guess that ought to help some.) The; sound goes on and cn without tbe leas'.^ j told the locusts that they could have concern that Freeport has gone to bed hours ago. Now and then he will aee a figure outlined a moment at the win¬ dow, a shirt-sleeved figure which gels up for a cigar or a cigarette or just lo wiggle ils arms and legs for ji tem¬ porary relief.
Probably the watcher in the night will have enough curiosity lo ask what
typwriters, paper, desks, chairs, li.;tit —all the comforts of a newspaiier ol lice and that the Nassau Post woud be ouly too glad to be host. And as soon as the niglii aeason arrived it brought men back to Egypt and the typewriter- and they are ther to thi.-; very day. Go into the oflice uf the Nassau
it means. If he hasn't just tell him ' Bosi any night and yuu will see th--
"gung" at work. Here is Joe O'Neill, of the World, hik hair curling tighter over an introduction that Is going to make 'em sit up in New York; ih.-ie is Bill Davenport, of the America'), working over a diagram showing ju.^': how the shol was fired, his typwrin-'- cooling off meanwhile; beyond is Mac Bond, of the PreK,s, all glistening with honesi perspiration, (It's all nsht Mac after you gel the first stiik); and at his side is Norman Draper, of the As¬ sociated Press (In size, .Norm is just what Jim Stiles isn't. Oei me'?) an.l in various postures of hard labor one may see Cy Evans, of the Sun, Kevtr- ett .Meade, of the Tiibuiie. Paul Sweir.- hart. of Ihe .Morning Telegraph, and "Joe" Josephs, i)t the Tillies. Every niiin jai:k has a ti'Hchine and he's banging awiiy ai it until the bearings fairjy glow.
It is all dark outside, r'reepori hiis gone to bed, bul the Nassau J^osl Is all "night life." And across Ihe d:i,k space is Ihe telegraph ollice in lli.:> low station building where a sijuiid -it operators are clicking oui the letlei s as the typewriters over the way feed them in. Thse are the only 'wo light spots in Preeport. Between Iheiii trudges the sleepy boy carrying the copy
that upstairs there the New York newspaiier reporters are banging out their column upon column of the Barl¬ ey murder story. Tell bim, too, tlKr Ihey have heen there every night sine- th shot was fired, from a litlle whit" iifiei ;i hiisty dinner until the liiy jiiesses were ai-tually ready lu "run" Willi the liiicst developments in tlif mUider story whhh has set all this part of Long Island by Ihe ears.
The descent of the New York i-epoit- ers uiMiii the ofliie of the Nassau Post li;is hiid no parallel since ihe playjif ot locusts overwhelmed '.he Egyiiiiiins. (.N'uie. Remember to look lip whether it was the Egyptians. 'I'he niiin writing this chronicle has no reference books al hand.) The lo¬ custs came off the New York train in a greiii rioud on the morning after- the tragedy at Dr. (;arnian's. They had valises and pencils wilh theni (whicti is where they had it on the locusts; and wiihout an unnecessary quiver of a wing, they sped Into the domain of the Nassau I'ost—and they've been lliere ever since.
Tbe chronicler does not reniemlxr whether any great - amoiirit of syni- liathy was ever exivendetl upon tho I'.'vS'P'ians (if th»-y were Egyptians) Imji there are Ihree Egyptians in th"
LARRY TEMPLE EXHIBITS TANGOING DOG ON STAGE
Colored F.x-Prizc Fighter Makes
Debut in Vaudeville Wilh Pup
"Larry ' Temple of Rockville Cen¬ tre, -the well known coloied prD.e lighter has achieved rather remarka- iible success in teaching his dog lo na some difTicull stunts. Larry has own¬ ed the dog for several years and us"d him to great advantage while traln- ini,' tor fights.
It was only recently that Larry dis¬ covered In the animal a fondness ''w music. He decided lo cultivate the trait, and was surprised how easily tbe dug could carry a tune while he pick¬ ed the accompaniment on the "old banjo." Then he was taught to dance. After several lessons the dog mastered the cake walk and arlually did the Tango.
On Wednesday night I..arry and his dog made their del>ut on the vaude¬ ville stage at "The Magnet." Roclt- ville Centre, and scored a tremendous success l>einK called before the eur-
TO TEACH FARMING BY FIELD DEMONSTRATION
Director of Long Island Agricul
lural College Prepares to Begin
Work on July 15
A A. .lohnspn, director of the Lon;; Island Agricultural (^ollege and a staff of his assistants will begina campaign of extension work among the fanner'ri of Nassau and Suffolk counties on July l.'>. Practical demonstrations ;ind lectures will be a \iiir\ of the educati'in program. Ka^is will be visited aiile to prove a iirevioiis ik ijuaintance btv tween Dr. Carman and the murderod woman.
If such an acquaintanct^ can b« e»- tJiblished the state's case, It is claim¬ ed, will be matr-rlally strengthened. The officials did not care to see Dr. (.'arman's books so much to dlacov^r the identity of the two myste'lous wo¬ men who left his office Immediately afler the stiooting, as was purpos»-ly stated at the lime, as lo find out whether Mrs. Bailey's name api>eare'J upon them, and, if so, when and how often.
Mr. Smith said the law of relation¬ ship between doctor and patient In the same as that affecting lawyer and client. He does nr>i believe there Js any legal meanH of forcing Dr. Car¬ man lo produ'e his books
"If Dr Carinan would tell what w<* believe hu knows," the District Attor¬ ney said, "we would clear Up thla thing In lesH tban five minutes,
"After tbe ahootlnK. Dr Carinan did uot call up Ihe iwllce, as initrht be exper.ted. it Is pretty clearly e»tJif>- Usbed tbat tbe police were not Q0tt«