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Center Moriches Record, Issue #1 p5-6

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Mails for East close at 10:25 a.m., 5:30 p.m.
Mails for West close at 7:55 a.m., 3:00 p.m.
Mails arrive from East at 8:25 a.m., 3:33 p.m.
Mails arrive from West at 9:58 a.m., 10:58 a.m., 6:05 p.m.
Mail arrives from West on Sundays at 11:40 a.m., and closes for the West at 5:00 a.m.

Mails for East close at 10:30 a.m., 5:35 p.m.
Mails for West close at 7:45 a.m., 2:55 p.m.
Mails arrive from East at 8:25 a.m., 3:30 p.m.
Mails arrive from West at 11:00 a.m., 6:10 p.m.

Mails for East close at 10:15 a.m., 5:20 p.m.
Mails for West close at 8:00 a.m., 3:05 p.m.
Mails arrive from East at 8:30 a.m., 3:40 p.m.
Mails arrive from West at 10:50 a.m., 6:00 p.m.



TRAINS GOING EAST LEAVE a.m. a.m. p.m. *a.m

Long Island City 7:12 – 8:36 – 3:37 – 9:10

Flatbush Ave. 7:07 – 8:28 – 3:22 – 9:03

Patchogue 9:17 – 10:17 – 5:22 – 10:58

Bellport 9:25 – 10:24 – 5:30 – 11:06

Brookhaven 9:29 – 10.28 – 5:35 – 11:11

Mastic 9:37 – 10.36 – 5:43 – 11:19

Center Moriches 9:43 – 10:43 – 5:49 – 11:26

East Moriches 10:46 – 5:52 – 11:30

Eastport 10.52 – 5:57 – 11:35


Eastport 8:03 – 10:27 – 3:10 – 5:23

East Moriches 8:07 – 10:33 – 3:14 – 5:27

Center Moriches 8:11 – 10:50 – 3:18 – 5:32

Mastic 8:16 – 10:55 – 3:23 – 5:37

Brookhaven 8:24 – 11:03 – 3:30 – 5:45

Bellport 8:30 – 11:07 – 3:35 – 5:50

*Sunday Trains
Cross-Town train, between Eastport and Greenport, connects
with mail train going East at 10:52 a.m. and West at 3:10 p.m.

The Center Moriches Bowling Club was organized on Monday of last week with these officers: President, H. C. Price; vice-president, Herbert McGucken; secretary, Arthur B. Hallock; treasurer, Herman Gunther; captain, Wm. Willenbucher.

The club meets every Thursday evening at the Hotel Brooklyn alleys. There are sixteen members in addition to the above named officers, as follows: Augustus Thomas, John Thomas, Walter Norwich, R. E. Albin, Isaac Mosbacher, Gilbert Loper, John A. Porter, Gustave Herzog, Wm. D. Herzog, Dr. M. Skidmore, Robert Stoddard, Charles Liscum, E. A. Clark, John L. Havens, Charles Thomas, jr., Fred. Bowditch.


 The Woman’s Christian Temperance Union held their meeting on Wednesday afternoon at the home of their president, Mrs. Frances Edwards. the next meeting will be held at the residence of Mrs. J. O. Munson on Wednesday, November 7th at 3 o’clock. All are cordially invited.

 Mr. and Mrs. Burdette Raynor and Harry Edwards spent Sunday at Southampton. Mr. Raynor stopped off at Good Ground Monday to attend to some work he is doing in the Union School at that place.

 D. E. Edwards, photographer, after a most successful season at Southampton, has located in Center Moriches for a short time. Those wishing first-class photos should call now, as his stay here is limited. From $1 to $4 per dozen.

 Scott E. Raynor, Cyrus Tuthill and Jacob Miller of East Moriches, on the yacht Mystery, killed forty-six broadbills and coots with a battery in the west bay on Oct. 20th.

 Dr. C. E. Moore, of the Columbia Grammar School, New York, spends Saturdays with “Ellie” Smith at East Moriches, in pursuit of the elusive broadbill.

 The duck shooting season has opened and thousands of wild fowl now swarm on the bay. The shooting has been good for so early in the season.

 Miss Susie Foster has returned from the city, where she had her eyes treated at the New York Ophthalmic Hospital, and is much improved.

 Mrs. John N.Hedges and Mrs. Frank E. Hopping and daughter, Carol, of Bridgehampton, were guests of relatives here last week.

 The topic for the Christian endeavor Prayer meeting next Sunday evening is: “Are you doing your best?” Leader. Mrs. E. R. Pearse.

 Frank Baley, of Woodville, has rented the Newberg cottage of East Moriches and will occupy if for the winter.

 William M. McKinney, the Republican candidate for Senator in this district, was at the Moriches Inn Sunday.

 James L. Osborn has moved from Ira Reeves’ house in East Moriches to the Overton cottage on Main Street.

 Mrs. George D. Moore and her son are visiting Mr. and Mrs. Oliver B. Reeve, East Moriches.

 Nat. Roe, of Patchogue, the County Sealer of Weights and Measures, was in town last week.

Archibald W. Lamb and Miss Ella Mae Wiggins, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William A. Wiggins were married last Wednesday noon at the residence of the bride’s parents, Rev. J. O. Munson officiating. The rooms were tastefully trimmed with cut flowers, lilies and similax.

The bride’s dress was of white silk, trimmed with satin. The Misses Mary Stuart and Susan Lamb were the bridesmaids. Following the ceremony, a wedding breakfast was served and later the happy couple left for their bridal tour.

The following guests witnessed the tying of the nuptial knot: Mrs. A. M. Southard, of Manhattan; Mrs. James O’Hara, of Brooklyn; Miss Lida Overton and Havens Overton, of Patchogue; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Prince; Dr. and Mrs. Melville Skidmore, Miss Lizzie Lambert, Miss Annie Brown, Miss Eva Foster, Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Lascum, Miss Etta Ruland, Miss Bessie Fenner, Mr. and Mrs. Elbert Chichester, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hawkins, Capt. and Mrs. Sidney Smith, Miss Nina Smith, Miss Lilie Havens, Mr. and Mrs. William Rogers, Mrs. D. S. Warner, Mrs. Symmes Havens, Miss Emma Palmer, Miss Hattie Tappan, Miss Amy Chichester, Miss Lulu Terry, Mrs. Arthur Edwards, Mr and Mrs. Elisha Lamb, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur E. Hallock, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lamb, Robert Lamb, Mrs. Phebe Wiggins, Mrs. J. A. Canning, Mr. and Mrs. Albert N. Wiggins, Miss Christina Havens, David E. Goldsmith, Augustus Thomas, Arthur Havens, Arthur Wiggins, Rev. and Mrs. H. W. R. Stafford, William Sidney Wiggins, Mrs. E. A. Clark, Mrs. J. O. Munson, Miss Blanche Everson, Reginald Lamb.

Mr. and Mrs. Lamb have been spending their honeymoon in New York city, and are expected home to-morrow.


 The naptha launch Cecil, owned by Charles Porterfield, left Center Moriches on the 23rd inst., with Junius Bishop and Arthur Edwards on board bound for the Brooklyn Yacht Club station, off Bay ridge, where the boat will be met by Mr. Porterfield and Mr. Pulver, of the Long Island Hotel, of this place. The party will take a tour south as the guests of Mr. Porterfield, cruising through the Raritan Canal, Delaware River, Elk River, Chesapeake Bay, Albemarle & Chesapeake Canal of Dismal Swamp to Hollywood, Mr. Porterfield’s southern estate. A week’s shooting will be enjoyed upon the preserve, and the outing will extend the greater part of a month.

 The regular business meeting of the YPSCE of the Presbyterian church was held Sunday evening, the 21st inst. Reports were presented by the secretary, treasurer and chairmen of the several committees, showing interest and progress. The same officers were re-elected for the next six months: President, Burdette Raynor; vice president, Miss Eva Foster; recording secretary, Miss Grace Booth; treasurer, Miss Emma Raynor; organist, John L. Havens.

 All will be cordially welcomed at a Hallowe’en social this Wednesday evening, at the residence of Mrs. F. K. Bowditch, the Riverside House. The young people promise an enjoyable evening. One feature of the entertainment will be a measuring board, proceeds from which will be added to the parsonage fund. If Wednesday evening should prove stormy, the social will be held on the following evening. Refreshments will be served.

 On the official ballot send from the Secretary’s office will be five party tickets, namely: Democratic, Republican, Social Labor, Prohibition, Social Democrats. It is stated that the official ballot which will be sent to the county clerks for their guidance is 224 inches long by 14 1/2 inches wide, and when the local nominations are added its size will be enlarged.

 Mrs. Emeline Wines, widow of Capt. Norman J. Wines, of East Moriches, died on Wednesday of last week at the age of 81 years. She was a native of Good Ground and leaves two daughters, Mrs. Thomas L. Roe of Patchogue and Miss Alice M. Wines of East Moriches. The funeral services were held from her late residence Friday afternoon.

 John A. Porter, cigar-maker, formerly of East Moriches, has recently moved into R. E. Albin’s building on Main street, this village. He has fitted up the front part of the store very neatly with show cases containing a good assortment of smoker’s supplies and stationery, and the rear room is used as a workshop.

 Edward L. Griffing, who formerly conducted the Hotel Griffing, in this place, and the Griffing Inn at Water Mill the past two years, has leased the Atkinson House at Southampton and opened it last week under the name of Hotel Griffing.

 J. A. Porter has organized a private dancing class which meets at his residence in this village Tuesday evenings at 8:30 o’clock. There are about a dozen members in the class at present.

 Principal E. R. Pearse and wife were guests of School Commissioner Packer at Bayport Sunday.

 John Murdock is making repairs on his dwelling – reshingling the west side, etc.

There are but a few people among us who have never seen a crab but many would be surprised to know the quantities that are taken daily from our bay.

It was but a few years ago that crabs were sought after by those using them, except as bait for eels. At that time a man would work for several hours to catch a hundred. The way to catch a crab twenty-five years ago was to stand in the bow of a skiff and with a long-handled scap-net, shoving the skiff along the shore, keep a sharp look-out for a crab; upon seeing one, give chase and run him down. If successful enough to capture and land him in the boat, hunt for another, and so on, until the required number to bait the eel pots were secured. There was no demand for crab in the market in those days.

Since then the demand has steadily increased and the past summer the crab fishing has been the best paying business, not only for the baymen but for all who would engage in it, and there were men from all branches of business who joined the fleet. Painters threw down their brushes, carpenters hung up their saws and threw down their hammers, butchers closed their markets, farmers hired cheap help and with the others secured an outfit, which consists of a small boat, a line varying in length from only a few hundred feet to more than a half-mile, about a bushel of small eels, which are cut into pieces about three inches long and tied on the line two feet apart; then a small scap-net and a dozen old lime barrels and the outfit is complete.

There was an old adage that the early bird catches the worm. So it is with the crabber, the early morning being the best time to catch crabs. They are hungry then and go for their breakfast without waiting for a breakfast bell.

Some of the members of our Union School have made as much as $30 a week – pretty good for a boy in the 7th grade.

About daybreak one could see our creek dotted with small boats, such as we have mentioned above, which seemed to be loaded with barrels, making their way to the open bay. This was the crab fleet. About noon one might find the same fleet at our public dock, each boat with a full load of crabs. The catch would vary from 1200 to 1500 or from 6 to 10 barrels per man, and have sold at from 90 cents to $1.50 per barrel. The champion crabber is Capt. Phil Terry whose receipts have been as high as $50 per week. Some of the more easy-going have been contented with $25.

Capt. Terry has not devoted all his time to running the crab lines, but has another branch of fishing which returns him a considerable income, viz., shedding crabs, as it is called. He has made this his study for several years. He has shedded about 8,000 this summer, and sold them for $2 per dozen. Young crabs have to shed their hard shell in order to grow. If two young ones start out together and one is more fortunate than the other in finding food, he will naturally grow faster, and as the hard shell becomes uncomfortably small, he rids himself of it, while the other, always hungry and finding little food, has not been at all cramped in his original quarters. A crab that gets all he can eat will shed his shell two or three times the first year, and the second, which is his last year, he has nothing to do but to roam around at his own sweet will and sometimes will act as a protector to the soft crab who has tired of his hard shell.

Capt. Phil can tell the age of a crab and one that is nearly ready to shed, as soon as he sees him. While running his lines he is always on the lookout for such and keeps them separate from those sent to the market. He has large cars or floats that the shedders are put into, and as fast as they throw off their shell they are taken out and kept by themselves until such time as they are marketed.

The express company has been very busy since July. William Lilly, the agent, has carted about 6,000 barrels from public docks to the depot, besides carting the empty barrels from the depot to the docks.

The season is over now and we are sure Will is glad to have a rest. The boys are in school and while the baymen are arranging their nets for the carp fishing, the farmer is looking after things around home, but all who were engaged in the crab fishing have made money and are happy.


 A large party, representing the Methodist Episcopal and Presbyterian churches, attended the Sunday School Convention, at Bellport, last Friday. Among the number were Mrs. Ella Culver, Miss Mollie Howell, Miss Grace Raynor, Mrs. H. B. Burns, the Misses Mabel and Sadie Howell, Messrs. Everett Benjamin, Riley P. Howell, Jay Chichester and the Misses Miller and Bishop.

 George C. Ross of West Sayville, the Democratic candidate for county clerk, is a native of Moriches, and is a son of William Ross, a prominent resident of that village. He is twenty-seven years of age and is said to be the youngest man ever nominated for county clerk in this county. Mr. Ross is connected with the firm of S. T. Green & Son at West Sayville.

 Dr. J. A. Hays, Surgeon Dentist, a graduate with 18 years of practical experience, is now located at the residence of Dr. Fowler, Main st., opposite M. E. Church, and is prepared to do all kinds of mechanical and surgical dentistry. Prices reasonable.

 The fixtures, wagons and other articles formerly used by Benjamin B. Tooker in his butchering business, were disposed of at auction Monday, most of the things being purchased by local butchers.

 Dayton Hedges has resumed his studies at the Bridgehampton Literary and Commercial Institute.

 A reception will be held Friday of this week at the Firemen’s Hall.

The South Side Teacher’s Association met at Sayville last Saturday for the first meeting of the school year. Although the day was stormy, thirty-five teachers were present and enjoyed the program. Dr. Redway of Mt. Vernon, N.Y. gave a most interesting talk on the subject of “Storms and Weather Predictions.” This was the feature of the day, Dr. Redway being an authority on geography. Principal Hulse of East Moriches gave a very profitable talk on penmanship, which called forth a warm discussion.

The vocal solo rendered by Miss Hanlin, of the Sayville faculty, was a delight to all present.

Principal Pearse is president of the Association and Miss Bertha Halsey is secretary. The teachers of our school were all present.

The Methodist Protestant Church Society of Moriches has been worshiping for a year or more in the village school house, but the past summer, but a strong effort, they have built a new church edifice, which is to be dedicated on Sunday, Nov. 11. at 2:30 p.m.

The Rev. W. J. Cady, pastor of the church, and also of the M.P. Church at Manorville, has been largely instrumental in forming this society and building the new church.

The new edifice is to be furnished with modern chair-seatings. Services are to be held in the school house until after the dedication of the church.

 The Republican Rally last Saturday evening in Senix Hall was largely attended, the room being crowded. Dr. William Carr, the President of the McKinley Club, presided. The speakers of the evening were: Francis Palmer of Sag Harbor, William M. McKinney of Northport, candidate for State Senator, and C. W. Edwards of Albany. Music was furnished by the Riverhead Cornet Band and W. C. Wilson sang several solos. After the meeting a reception was held in the ball room of the Moriches Inn and refreshments were served. Another meeting is scheduled for next Saturday evening.

 The Rev. Clarence Geddes, pastor of the Presbyterian church of this place, has returned from his vacation in Pennsylvania, and is now unable to attend to his church duties on account of sickness. His pulpit was filled by Rev. J. C. Berrian, General Secretary of Education of the Methodist Protestant Church, who preached last Sunday morning, and gave a practical sermon from Jas. I, 21, “Be ye doers of the word and not hearers only.”

 There is some talk among the former members of the brass band of re-organizing soon. Why not do it? A little noise to break the solitude of the long winter nights would be welcomed by many. The instruments should be hunted up and the members get together and endeavor to regain their former fine reputation.

 In the list of churches printed on our first page we inadvertently omitted the A. M. E. Zion Church of this village, Rev. S. P. V. Gumbs, pastor. Services are held in the church every Sunday evening at 7:30 o’clock. Rev. Mr. Gumbs circuit also includes churches in Bellport and Islip.

 Dr. J. A. Hays spent Sunday and Monday in Manhattan, and happened to be on Chambers street at the time of the explosion in Tarrant’s drug house in Warren street. The force of the explosion threw him to the sidewalk and broke a show case near where he stood.

 Don’t neglect to subscribe for your home paper regardless of the number of outside papers you are receiving. You cannot get along and be happy without it, and we want your subscription to aid us in making a first-class newspaper, which will be a credit to the place.

 William Lukert, of Moriches, has had a successful year with his duck business. He has hatched and raised 7,200 ducks, which are not yet all marketed. The addition of a new “pick house,” which he is now building, will greatly facilitate his business next season.

 Mr. and Mrs. Egbert T. Osborn of Charlevoix, Mich., are visiting their father, Geo. T. Osborn of East Moriches. Mr. Osborn is proprietor of the Charlevoix Inn at Charlevoix, Mich., and Eastman Hotel, Hot Springs, Ark.

 A Democratic meeting was to have been held last evening in Senix Hall. Among the speakers expected were William A. Scott, better known as “Farmer” Scott and Hon. John R. Reid of Babylon.

 John J. Roe of Patchogue is in charge of the Democratic County Committee’s headquarters, which is located in the building adjoining the Long Island Hotel in this place.

 John A. Fonda, the treasurer of the Mutual Life Insurance Co., of New York, is stopping at Hugh Smith’s, East Moriches, as usual, for the October shooting.

 In a fifth grade arithmetic examination in our union school yesterday Willie Liscum had a standing of 100 per cent. and Jay Rowland 99 per cent.

During the past years, the growth of the school has been so rapid and the advancement so marked that the feeling has been growing that some step must be taken to advance its possibilities. The first move in this direction was made at the annual school meeting when Prin. Pearse was present by request and discussed the needs of the school. A petition to the trustees for a meeting to establish a Union Free School was signed by several persons at the close of the meeting, and a day or two later it was presented to the trustees with more than the required number of names.

The trustees, thereupon, advised the clerk of the district, D. E. Goldsmith, to serve the required notices for a special meeting. The meeting was held September 13 and the resolution was passed without a dissenting vote. The former trustees were all elected on the new Board of Education. The following are the members of the board: C. E. Liscum, G. W. Howell, C. B. Hawkins, C. S. Havens, and A. K. Chichester. Commissioner Packer was present at the meeting and spoke at some length on the benefits of a regents school. Later the board organized by electing C. E. Liscum president, D. E. Goldsmith was chosen clerk, and E. S. Robinson, collector.

The necessary papers were made out in due form, and filed with the school commissioner, town clerk, and State superintendent. In accepting the papers, the superintendent sent the following letter:

Albany, October 8, 1900

Mr. E. R. Pearse

Center Moriches, N.Y.

Dear Sir: Replying to yours of October 4, I would say that the papers relating to the organization of a union free school in district 33, town of Brookhaven, have been received, approved and filed in this office. Permit me to say that these papers are unusually complete, and are presented in excellent shape for filing, an occurrence so unusual that I cannot refrain from complementing you.

Yours respectfully,

Charles R. Skinner

State Superintendent

At the next regular meeting of the board steps will be taken to provide those things that are necessary, and to make application to the regents for admission to the University of the State of New York. Our first examination under the regents will be held January 21-25, 1901.

The school is now well organized, is giving a good advanced course, and offers good inducements to young ladies and gentlemen in nearby towns who wish to avail themselves of good school privileges.

 We are now ready to receive subscriptions to the RECORD and would be pleased to have all commence with the first issue. One thousand copies of the paper have been circulated and we have endeavored to place a copy in every house in this and neighboring villages. If anyone has failed to receive it we will gladly furnish a copy upon request. In addition to the papers circulated hereabouts, an effort has been made to reach those who spend the summers here and, in fact, everyone who is interested in the village. After reading the paper we trust all will have their names placed on our books. The subscription price is $1.50 per year, in advance.

 Mrs. William Pulver gave a party at the Long Island House on Friday evening last, for her daughter, Miss Ella May Colwell. A number of young men and ladies were present and all had a jolly time. Those present were: the Misses Sarita Gardner, Lotta Rose, Carrie Raynor, Marie Bishop, Jennie Cartwright, Madaline Penney, Clara Howell, Florence Penney, Eveline Havens, Nettie Chichester, Lulu Terry, Edith Ruland and the Messrs. Symes Birdsall, Arthur Havens, Harold Penney, Henry Gardner, Ed. Leigh, Harry Terry, Benjamin Robinson, Rennie Dayton, Augustus Thomas.

 The citizens’ lecture course for the season of 1900-01 will open on November 12, with a lecture by Colonel L. F. Copeland on “Seeing the Elephant.” The remaining numbers of the course will be as follows: December 17, Colonel George W. Bain lecture, “Among the Masses”; January 25, the Park sisters, instrumentalists, with Miss Weber as reader; February 21, Colonel E. A. Havens lecture, “The Mediterranean in History and Romance,” with stereoptican illustrations; March 23, the Temple Quartet of Boston, with Miss Elvie E. Burnett as reader.

 The Democratic Club of the Eighth, Ninth and Tenth Districts of Brookhaven Town, recently organized, has these officers: President, C. E. Liscum, Center Moriches; vice presidents, Capt. O. B. Smith, East Moriches; B. F. Seaman, Eastport; Augustus Thomas, Center Moriches; Richard Raynor, Manorville; W. C. Robinson, Moriches; secretary, Charles R. Tooker, Center Moriches; treasurer, Frank L. Miller, East Moriches.

 Any of our friends who are entertaining friends from out of town, or who know of any local items which should be published, will confer a favor by giving the RECORD the information. We will gladly give space to any matter of local interest.

 Hiram Raynor visited Port Jefferson last week to look after the yacht, Reba, of which he is the captain.

 Edward Thomas is enlarging his residence on Union avenue.



 METHODIST PROTESTANT CHURCH, the Rev. J. E. Holden, pastor. Preaching services Sunday 2:00 and 7:30 p.m.; Prayer Meeting Sunday 10:30 a.m. Christian Endeavor Tuesdays 7:30 p.m.; Class Meetings Thursdays 7:30 p.m.

 Mails for East close at 10:40 a.m.; 5:40 p.m. For West 7:50 a.m.; 3:00 p.m. Arrive from East 8:15 a.m., 3:20 p.m. From West 11:15 a.m., 6:20 p.m.

 Miss Mae Baily, of Patchogue, is a guest of Mr. and Mrs. Everett W. Penney

 Rev. J. H. Holden has been returned to the pastorate of the Methodist Protestant Church of this place.

 William H. Pye has made a remarkable record this season at his duck ranch, having raised over 36,000 ducks.

 Major John Bryson and wife have been visiting their daughter, Mrs. James Cochrane, of Brooklyn. They returned to Eastport last week.

 Sidney W. Halsey, the assistant station agent, was in charge of the station in Mr. Penney’s absence, and discharged the various duties of the office most efficiently.

 John D. Laraby was quite badly hurt one day last week at the railroad station. He was riding on a load of window glass, and the horse, starting suddenly, threw him off the wagon, seriously injuring his back. He is not confined to the house, but is unable to do any work.

 Station agent E. W. Penney and his wife returned Saturday from a ten days’ outing in the Catskills, where they were the guest of Charles Robinson, a former resident of Eastport. Mr. Robinson is now a conductor on the West Shore Railroad and runs on the Chicago limited.

We are glad to note that the Trustees of our School are giving attention to some little necessary repairs to the building, also other trifling matter which are for the convenience of our teachers and pupils. Our Public School is fast advancing to a position where we, as a community, are proud of it, thanks to the good work being done by our competent teachers and efficient officers.


I have been informed, that, for political effect, the story is being circulated that I was one of the commissioners in the partition suit relating to the division of the Great South Bay. This is absolutely false. I have not now and never had and connection whatsoever with that litigation. W. M. McKINNEY


You Always want to call at our General Dry Goods Store to look for your Fall and Winter Needs before looking elsewhere, as you are sure to be suited in every respect. We guarantee you will get your money’s worth, or your money will be refunded.

Very respectfully,
F. J. Feynman
General Dry Goods Store Opp. Long Island Hotel Center Moriches

GIDEON F. SMITH, FIRE INSURANCE Surveyor, Conveyancer and NOTARY PUBLIC Railroad Avenue Center Moriches, N.Y.

Will furnish reliable information in regard to Residential Properties. Shore fronts a specialty. Farm Lands, also Wood Lands. Furnished Cottages for sale and to rent.

This space reserved for advertisement of Robert Stoddard, Painter, to appear next week.


WILLIAM WILLENBUCHER Shaving and Hair Dressing Parlor, Moriches Inn Block, Center Moriches, N.Y. First-class News Stand.

W. S. NORWICH, HAIR DRESSING PARLOR, Opposite Long Island Hotel, Center Moriches.

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The Vanity of Syrian Women-Aid for Unemployed Women-Metal Ornaments on Ribbons’ Ends-Novelties in Note Paper-Furs Used in New Millinery-Etc.

The Vanity of Syrian Women
A traveller in Syria writes that the vanity of Syrian women is often very amusing. A short time since a patient in the hospital at Beyreut succeeded in having her friends smuggle in to her a number of forbidden articles of food and numerous toilet accessories. In her locker were discovered a piece of looking glass, a small quantity of French chalk and a minute supply of rouge, all intended to aid in the decoration of her person for the impending operation. She protested tearfully when the cosmetics were confiscated, and refused to be comforted, saying that she did not like to look so pale.

Aid For Unemployed Women
Largely through the efforts of Sir Walter Besant a bureau for the employment of women was started in London some years since. While the primary object of the bureau is the employment of women generally, its attention is more specifically directed to finding suitable occupations for the gentlewoman and in training them to fill such positions. It is claimed that there are few occupations open to women which do not require some special technical knowledge, and all gentlewomen, who, through reverses of fortune, are compelled to earn their own living, must of necessity enter some training institution to fit them for these occupations. This bureau gives every possible financial assistance, the monetary help being returned when the woman secures a position. While many are willing to accept positions as cooks, housemaids and parlormaids, others are specially trained in floriculture and as house decorators and sanitary and factory inspectors.

Metal Ornaments On Ribbons’ Ends
Woman has found a new method of adding to the pins and brooches and clasps of gold and silver that make up a glittering array on her already much bedizened toilet. Not content with show buttons of metal, plain or enameled in colors, she now puts metal ornaments on the end of every ribbon or velvet with which she encircles her neck or waist. It must be admitted that they are extremely pretty, these little gold or silver ribbon ends, wrought in pretty designs and sometimes enameled or set with imitations of precious stones. In order that several of them may be employed bows are made with three, four or more ends of varying colors, each tipped with one of these ornaments. As one walks they jingle and sway, which adds to the glitter and decorative effect. Bows for the hair are similarly finished.

Novelties in Note Paper
Deerskin and pocketbook note paper are eccentricities of the season. The deerskin is soft gray, smooth of finish and edged in white. The portemonnaie is in imitation of yellow alligator skin and the envelopes are in the form of a pocketbook, fastening with a silver seal.

Crepy paper of yellow-brown, decorated with odd little sketches in equally odd colors, is a Chinese novelty. It is, however, too novel for any use but invitations to a fancy dress ball or a children’s party.

Great sheets and enormous square envelopes of this smooth-finished paper, something like onion peel in texture, are sold for foreign correspondence. The paper comes in two shades, cream and rose, and is mottled with little hairy lines of blue and of red.

Furs Used in New Millinery
In the second series of expositions in the wholesale houses engaged in the millinery trade, there was evidence in models on display not only of the use again of furs in fine headwear, but of the furs that would be used and the methods in which they would be employed. The short-fleeced furs, including, notably, Canada mink, Hudson’s Bay and Russian sables, and chinchilla, will be chiefly in requisition. Heads and tails will have the place for a long time accorded them as trimming, but it will be in carrying out the ideas involved in a combination of materials this season that furs will be used principally. Hats with the crown covered with fur will have the brim of velvet, mayhap draped with lace and trimming of flowers; hats with the crown covered with velvet will have the brim of fur, or faced with fur; and it may be expected that the dainty tulle toques in some wise will have incorporation of furs, either in drapery effects or in heads and tails as trimming. Millinery Trade Review.

The Visiting Maid
Visiting maid is one of the new things that a woman becomes. The present style of dressing, the arrangement of the hair, and the “new figure” as well as the gowns that hook way out of reach necessitate the services of an extra pair of hands. A personal ladies’ maid is one of the expensive luxuries that few women allow themselves unless blessed with the world’s goods in plenty. But the visiting maid is possible to even the moderately endowed. Her charges are made by the hour and she will arrange to call at certain time and will then dress the hair, give face rubbing or manicure the nails. Besides this, she will mend and make over, or accompany a lady on a trip, making an agreement for the time required. It will be seen that the visiting maid is a boon in her way and at the same time she makes more money than if she were employed in one particular place. May of these young women are paid large percentages to introduce creams, powders, perfumes and soaps in the fashionable boudoirs. The best maids, however, do not make a feature of this branch of their trade, as it becomes a bore, and the mission of the maid is to minister to the mental and physical comfort of her patrons. Few of the French maids have taken up the trade, but many of the better class of the colored girls are making a grand living by this work. New York Sun.

A Lonely Occupation
On the brow of a lofty peak of the Sierra Nevada Mountains is a signal station in which, day after day, a woman sits with field glass in hand. She is watching for fires that might break out in the snowsheds that skirt the railroad through the rocky wilds. By day Mrs. Paul Riecke is on guard, and at night, her husband watches. Should a small flame pass unnoted for an hour the whole train of sheds might be consumed and the tracks endangered.

The signal station is connected by telephone with Cisco, four miles away, so that in sixty seconds from the first sight of smoke fire trains may be rushing to the scene of danger.

It is a lonely life, and once a week Mr. Reicke goes into town to get supplies, leaving his wife to keep her vigil all night long should he be detained by business, as sometimes happens.

Mme. Calve’s Trainer
In the course of an illustrated article in Casswell’s Magazine, Miss Constance Beerbohm gives some particulars of the great singer’s early days as told in her own words: “I used to sing as a child, but I don’t think my singing was in the least remarkable; and as to acting, why, I never thought anything about it whatever. My mother was a Frenchwoman, my father a Spaniard. No, they were not artists. My father was a scientific man, an engineer. Their name – my parents – was not Calve, nor mine, as it follows as a matter of course. It was DeRoquer. But to return to my career. Well, I was sent to a convent for my education; and there, when singing in the choir, the good sisters discovered I had a voice, and so I began to cultivate it.I had lessons of Mme. Laborde – Mme. Rose Laborde – an excellent mistress. And, ah! what trouble she took with me! I owe her very, very much, and will always be grateful to her. Afterward, too, I studied with Mme. Marchesi.””Your debut upon the stage?” “Was at Brussels, in 1882. Two years later I came out in Paris, and had engagements at the Opera Comique and Theatre des Italiens. Long tours followed, and I began to enjoy my professional career very much, and to feel my wings. In 1892 I made my first appearance in London, and choose the part of ‘Santuzza’ in ‘Cavalleria Rusticana.’ The English received me very kindly.” “The English are devoted to you. Have you read the splendid notices your performances this season have called forth?” “No, I seldom read notices, for I don’t understand English, as I told you, very well. But I do not despise good notices – I want them and I like them!” For my part, I like the diva’s frankness. All the other artists I have met in the dramatic and musical profession affect to care not at all for notices – to be entirely superior to them in fact.

Girls Who Live in Lodgings
A surprisingly large number of working girls in New York City live in lodgings, a woman who is brought frequently in contact with many of them says. It has always been known that the upper-class women wage earners, those engaged in professional lines of business, with comparatively good incomes, live in studios or small apartments, where they can have more privacy and greater comfort than in a boarding house. The working girls who earn $6 and $7 a week live in a similar way on a plainer scale and for the same reason, with the important additional one that they can live more cheaply.

The girl who can pay but a small sum for her board can get but a very unsatisfactory return for her money in New York City. The food, if sufficiently abundant, is so poorly cooked and served that it is unpalatable. Conditions in this respect are much better in Brooklyn. But girls who work long hours during the day must live in the vicinity of their work, and they prefer to hire a room and get their meals outside or prepare them themselves.

These are the girls who work in the flower and feather factories and are employed in the shirt-waist shops. they will hire a room for perhaps $2 a week and for $3 or less they will get their meals. A light breakfast they can get in their own rooms. For luncheon in summer there is a large proportion of fruit, a luxury in which they would not be able to indulge if they were paying for a hearty and unsatisfactory meal which they were not able to eat. For dinner they go to the Margaret Louisa Home, connected with the Young Women’s Christian Association, or to an inexpensive restaurant, where a simple dinner can be obtained for a little money. There are a large number of these girls who patronize the Margaret Louisa.

Sisters sometimes get a room together when they are able to have been accommodations and spend less money. There is an independence in this life which the girls find much more satisfactory than being herded together in a large boarding house, meeting all kinds of people in a crowded dining room, with poor food and poorer service


A View of the Shops

Cashmere is perforce redivivus.

Broadcloth is softer and more pliable than ever.

Handsome furs are an important feature of trimmings.

Curious broad cuffs distinguish the smartest sleeves.

Decidedly longer effects prevail in the newest golf capes.

Canvas was always a soft, graceful cloth; silk canvas, a new fabric, is more so.

Large designs on light-tinted backgrounds are noticeable among the newest silks.

Louis XV. and XVI, silks may be gorgeous in coloring, but they must be soft of texture.

Many English “pink” golf jackets with emerald-green velvet collars are worn for street coats.

The fashion world is metallic mad. Gold braid is used to repletion on everything and anything under the sun.

Empire styles, with their keynote taken from “L’Aigion,” Sarah Bernhardt’s famous play, are the reigning fad.

Shoulder capes, little triple effects that just reach the shoulders, are slowly but surely growing in favor for long wraps.

Velvet in its old-time, stiff, uncompromising grandeur is unknown, miroir and the still softer panne variety being the thing.

The latest pedistrienne skirts are gored, made rather longer and wider than formerly, and furnished with a flat hip pocket.

Many of the new hats, while not, strictly speaking, off the face like the Pompadour, have a very decided backward lift on the left side.

Low effects are the salient feature of the millinery world. Crowns are low, trimming not built up high and hats set well down on the head.

Many white or cream soft serge flannel gowns, with soft, flowing tucked skirt and tucked blouse to match, are offered as very exclusive for winter wear.

An absence of decided shades is prominent in gloves. Neutrals – gray, light tan and white – are proper for present wear in kids; later heavier effect in cape leather in browns and tans, and gray in heavy suede, mocha and reindeer.

The Gardner Told Them
A party of young men and women were bicycling along a country road. It was a sketching class, and every eye was wide open for an artistic subject. Suddenly the whole party dismounted with various exclamations of delight and surprise.

Just within the fence on the left grew innumerable graceful stalks, each bearing aloft globes of pale green that shaded into gray and purple.

“How enchanting!” said a young woman.

“How decorative!” said a young man.

“Just what we are looking for,” said the teacher, a full-fledged artist.

A gardner was standing near at hand.

“Do tell us,” cried a girl, “what those beau-oo-tiful things are.”

“Which?” replied the gardner.

“Why, those,” said the girl.

“Them,” said the gardner, with a chuckle. “Them’s onions gone to seed.” New York World.

The American Invasion of London
The suggestion in your issue of today for providing volunteer guides for our American, colonial and country cousins on their visits to London strikes me as an admirable one. How often do we see our visitors gazing aimlessly about the streets, jostled by the crowds or standing apart at street corners trying in vain to find out in “Baedeker” what they want. Surely there are many Londoners of both sexes possessed of a competent knowledge of the chief churches, museums and objects of interest (or those who could soon obtain such knowledge) who would be glad to devote a day or a half a day now and again during the holiday season to escorting about London small parties, say of eight to ten. Letter in London Chronicle.

Artillery Knocks Out Storm Cloud
Fighting cyclonic storms with artillery is becoming frequent all over France. Recently a terrific shower of hail destroyed the vineyard crops in Bordeaux, but the growers of Sainte Millon, having been warned by telegraph that the storm was traveling toward them, immediately appealed to the military authorities. Five huge guns were got ready and when the towering black cloud came sufficiently near it was cannonaded into shreds which drifted harmlessly to the ground. New York World.

It is not generally known that it is unlawful in Ohio to keep any native song bird in confinement. During a month, 28 people were arrested in Cincinnati for this offense, and it is estimated that over 25,000 birds have been given their freedom in the past year.

According to a statement published by the English insurance companies, 7 per cent. of the British officers who served in the South African wars were either killed or died of their wounds, while the mortality of the rank and file from the same causes was less than 2 per cent. The statement shows the excellence of the Boer sharpshooting, which was directed at the officers through the war, particularly in its earlier stages.

According to a report published by the Home Office in London showing the mineral productions of the world in the last year, the United States easily leads all its rivals in this form of wealth. Great Britain ranks second, but far behind the leader, the total product of the United States having been about $720,000,000, while that of Great Britain was $400,000,000. Germany stands third, with nearly $250,000,000.

The latest statistics from the International Peace Bureau in Berne, Switzerland, gave the number of members as 35,000. There are 91 societies, 347 groups, and the membership is scattered among 18 European and other countries. The society has recently published an extensive report relative to the war in the Transvaal, which, among other things, includes the correspondence between the society and President McKinley relative to intervention.

The Philadelphia Times remarks: “There seems to be a considerable demand for the whipping post for wife beaters, based upon the general idea that no punishment is too severe for those who thus offend the laws of chivalry and decency. But those who urge it do not stop to think that flogging is a vindictive punishment, which, like other extreme penalties, never did the man who received it, or the arm that administered it, or the society that sought to correct its errors in this way, any kind of good.”

While the cultivation of the olive is increasing in this country, Mr. Skinner, United States consul at Marseilles, writes to the state department that the acreage devoted to olives in France is annually becoming less and the outlook for olives and olive oil in France is not encouraging. Even in that home of the olive, peanut or archais oil, extracted from the African ground nuts, which are imported in large quantities, is considered superior for frying purposes. Not only is this oil used to adulterate olive oil, but is frequently used in place of it in packing the cheap brands of sardines.

There is no perceptible difference in physical courage between men of the lowest and men of the highest intelligence, men of the weakest and men of the strongest bodies, men of the simplest and men of the most luxurious tastes. If the instinct is appealed to in the right way, all men are brave, and so are the women and so are the children. If the instinct is not appealed to in the right way, is there any human being free from cowardice? The very man who has shown himself a poltroon may in the next moment put to shame those who were sneering at him.

It is not often that a county wishes to celebrate a disastrous defeat, such as, for example, the French suffered at Waterloo. But that is just what is going to be done, for a wealthy Frenchman, M. Osiris, who gave Malmaison to the French government, has, with the approval of his government, acquired land in the great plane where the battle was fought, and will erect a monument in commemoration of the defeat under the shadow of the victorious lion, which stands on the knoll. The monument will be in the form of a great column surmounted by an immense eagle, whose outspread wings have been pierced by bullets.

The question of Austrian immigration is again troubling New Zealand legislators. The gum fields of northern New Zealand seem to be a happy hunting ground for Dalmatians, and the foreigners’ wants are so few and so easily satisfied as to bring down the earnings of a gum digger below the standard at which a New Zealand laborer can live. Though their earnings are small, the Dalmatians seem able to save some money, and one of the complaints against them is that “they pick the eyes out of the country,” and in a few years return with their savings to their homes, leaving the hard and necessary work of settling the virgin land of New Zealand to those whom their intervention has driven from temporary employment on the gum fields. During the last session, Parliament took steps to stop the immigration of Austrians by the passing of an act which makes it necessary for every gum digger to have a license, no license to be given to any person until he has been three months a resident in the country.

Hitherto two views have prevailed as to how we read. One is that reading is effected solely by spelling, each letter being grasped and perceived for and by itself; the other is that the words are not grasped exclusively letter by letter but in small groups of letters in the same space of time. Erdmann and Dodge have ascertained that while the head was kept in a steady position in reading an easily comprehensible text there is a regular change between periods of rest for the eye and periods of movement. The number of pauses, however, is much less than the number of letters over which the eye glides, and its position remains in a given case almost unchanged as long as a legible text is used. If the text becomes more difficult, and where attention is given almost exclusively to the formation of words, as in printers’ proofs, the number becomes three times as large. Both investigators came to the conclusion that reading is effected exclusively during pauses for rest. On an average, the eye glides during a definite movement on the line over a definite space of 1.52 to 2.08 centimeters, a space that contains about twelve to thirteen letters.

The enormous value of birds to man in preventing the undo increase in insects, as well as devouring small rodents; in acting as scavengers, and in destroying the seed of harmful plants, is suggested by the fact that insects cause an annual loss of at least $200,000,000 to the agricultural interests of the United States every year, exclusive of the damage done to ornamental shrubbery, shade and forest trees. During the day swallows and swifts forage through the air, to be followed at night by the nighthawks and whippoorwills. The woodpeckers, nuthatches and creepers look after the tree trunks and limbs, picking out the eggs and larvae from insects from the bark or excavating for the ants or borers they hear at work within. On the ground the hunt is continued by the thrushes, sparrows and other birds, which feed upon the innumerable forms of terrestrial insects. In a report of the Audubon society it is stated that the killing of immense numbers of herons and other littoral birds in Yucatan has been followed by an increase in human mortality among the inhabitants of the coast, a direct result of the destruction of the birds that formerly helped to keep the beaches and bayous free from decaying animal matter.

London has a new sensation, to which the papers of that city are now devoting much space. Twelve hundred Chinamen have been imported for the purpose of washing its clothes, in opposition to the established laundries. John Chinaman is not as familiar a figure in London as he is in this country, and the people of that city have taken to him with all the zest that accompanies a novelty. London laundries are said to be notoriously inefficient, ruining the clothes without cleaning them, and as the company which has imported the Chinamen guarantees clean clothes without the use of destructive acids, and all hand work, the success of the venture has been assured from the beginning. Since the coming of the laundrymen many requests have been made for Chinese servants, for the servant question in England has grown to be as serious as it is in this country, and it is more than likely that if the demand grows large enough to warrant the large expense of importing Chinamen for domestic work that will be done.

Critics who have complained for years that theatrical managers never gave native playwrights a chance ought to be satisfied at last. Judging from preliminary announcements and from the first productions of new plays already given, the stage is to be almost monopolized during the coming season by American-made dramas, observes the Chicago Tribune. Practically every one of the novels by American writers which was successful during the last year has been dramatized and awaits production by a star of greater or less magnitude. The results of the season, from a box-office standpoint, should be a fair test of the drawing power of home-made dramas. If a majority of the new plays are financially successful hereafter the United States will be independent of the effete monarchies of Europe in a dramatic way, as it has recently become in so many other directions. Before long we may have England, Germany and France sending over to this country for dramas and farces, as they now send for canned beef and wheat.

Power of a Uniform
The United States army is clever enough to appreciate the attractive power of a handsome uniform. The gaudy posters, printed in blue, red, white and gold, which the recruiting offices stick up in government buildings and on trees, fences and cliffs, barn doors, roofs and assembly rooms, illustrating the several branches of service, do more to secure enlistment than all the war talk and promises of promotion put together. The prospect of strutting around in a bright uniform causes young and old to bury the thought of hardship. The ambition to show off is well nigh universal. New York Press.


 The population of India in 1891 amounted to 288,000,000; at a very moderate estimate now, it may be put down to 300,000,000.



Not Important If True

Muriel-Your brother proposed to me during the service in church last Sunday.

Zoe-You mustn’t mind him. He often talks in his sleep. The Smart Set

What She Loved To Do

A little schoolgirl was told by her teacher to write the word “ferment” on her slate, together with a definition and a sentence in which the word was to be used. The following is the result.

“Ferment is a word signifying to work. I like to do all kinds of fancy ferment.”

A Stranger to its Author

A certain German professor of music to be met with in English drawing rooms is an entertaining old gentleman. To him, recently, a lady said, when one of his compositions has just been rendered by one of the guests: “How do you like the rendering of your song, professor?” “Vas dot my song?” replied the professor. “I did not know him.” Tit Bits

“I’m completely fagged out!” exclaimed the man with the thin face.
“Why you were telling me yesterday how little work you were expected to do.”
“I know that. But worry kills quicker than work. It keeps me bothered nearly to death thinking up schemes to make myself look busy.” Washington Star.

A Neighborly Criticism
McJigger-He’s very poor, isn’t he?

Thingumbob-Not at all. You haven’t seen him lately, have you?

McJigger-No, but I know he doesn’t make any more money now than when I saw him a year ago, and it was as much as he could do to live within his income then.

Thingumbob-Ah! But he’s living beyond it now! — Philadelphia Press.

Had It Down to Perfection
Harry – “When I asked her if she would be mine, she fell on my breast and sobbed like a child, but finally she put her arms around my neck and whispered that she was so happy.”

Harriet – “Yes, that is what she told me she was going to do; she has been practicing it with Cousin Tom for ever and ever so long.” — Boston Evening Transcript

Strange Happenings
Billy – You say I was born in London, papa, but where was Mother born?

Father – In Liverpool

Billy – And where were you born, papa?

Father – In Glasgow

Billy – It’s very strange, papa, that we three should have met. Pick-Me-Up

Fine Raiment
“Do you think that fine clothes help to make a man a success in the world?”

“Yes,” answered the merchant without hesitation, “if you know what to do with them.” “You mean that a man must wear them properly.”

“Yes. But it is still better to go into business and sell ’em.” — Washington Star

Said the Clock to the Calendar
“What’s the matter with that man?” asked the clock. “He doesn’t seem to have anything to do but wind me up.”

“No,” replied the calendar, “he isn’t working. He and his companions struck some time ago.”

“Huh! Suppose I should stop working every time I struck.”

“That’s so, but I notice that it freshens me up every time he takes a month off.” — Philadelphia Press

Spoiling the Only Child
“They are just ruining that boy of mine in kindergarten,” said the worried father.

“What is the matter.” asked the friend, glad to hear one jarring note in the usual song of praise about “the boy.”

“He calls his chums ‘William’ and ‘Henry’ instead of ‘Bill’ and ‘Hank.’ Wouldn’t that jar you?” — Indianapolis Press

No Use
Catterson – Look here, old man! Let me tell you how I manage my wife. I always give her money when she doesn’t want it, and when she does, I refer to the time when I offered it to her.”

Hatterson – That’s a fine scheme, but it wouldn’t work in my case.

“Why not.”

“Well, I’ve never yet seen the time when my wife didn’t want money.” — Harper’s Bazaar

 Kansas has 140,000,000 fruit trees in bearing.

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