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CENTER MORICHES RECORD

INDEPENDENT, BUT NEUTRAL
VOL.1 CENTER MORICHES, N.Y. WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 1900 NO.1


Steam heat and sanitary plumbing. When at Center Moriches stop at the old reliable LONG ISLAND HOTEL, William Pulver, Proprietor, Center Moriches, N.Y. Open the year round for permanent and transient guests.

"Nosed Him Out"
In "The Argonauts Of California" Mr. C. W. Haskins tells a good story of sauerkraut. In one of the mining districts near Sacramento a storekeeper received a barrel of provisions which seemed to be spoiled, to judge by the smell. Instead of throwing it away, he thrust it into one corner of a shed, where waste and rubbish were piled upon it.

"I vants me some dot," pointing toward the shed.

"What is dot?" inquired the storekeeper.

"I shows you," said the miner. "You shust come mit me." And to the shed they went, where, pointing to the rubbish head, the Dutchman explained. "Some of dot in dere vas vat I vants."

Boxes and barrels were removed, and the condemned barrel was exposed. But when the miner eagerly pointed to it the trader told him it was spoiled meat, not fit to eat.

"I knows better as dot," said the Dutchman. "You bust him in and I shows you."

An ax was brought and the barrel "busted it," when, instead of spoiled meat, there was revealed some good, old fashioned sauerkraut, made in Holland and shipped around Cape Horn.

"I knows it," said the delighted miner. "I nose him out!"

The sauerkraut sold readily at a dollar a pound and was in great demand. The Dutch miners heard of it and walked 10 and 15 miles to get a taste of the dainty.

A Slaver's Cargo
From the time we first got on board the slaver, says J. Taylor Wood in The Atlantic, had we heard moans, cries and rumblings coming from below, and as soon as the captain and the crew were removed the hatches had been taken off, when there arose a hot blast as from a charnel house, sickening and overpowering. In the hold were 300 human beings, gasping, struggling for breath, dying, their bodies, limbs and faces all expressing terrible suffering. In their agonizing flight for life some had torn or wounded themselves or their neighbors dreadfully; some were stiffened in the most unnatural positions.

As soon as I knew the condition of things, I sent the boat back for the doctor and some whiskey. He returned, bringing also the captain, and for an hour or more we were all hard at work lifting and helping the poor creatures on deck, where they were laid out in rows. A little water and stimulant revived most of them. Some, however, were dead or too far gone to be resuscitated. The doctor worked earnestly over each one, but 17 were beyond human skill. As fast as he pronounced them dead they were quickly dropped overboard.

The "King Of Rome."
What became of Napoleon's son is a question often asked, as little mention in history is made of the young prince, the desire of his father's life, who was born March 20, 1811, amid great rejoicing in Paris and hailed as the "king of Rome." In January, 1814, Napoleon embraced his wife and child for the last time, and this really ended the reign of the little king "who never saw his kingdom." He was reared in the Austrian court under the name of Duke of Reichstadt and grew to be a handsome young fellow and quite a brilliant scholar. He had one short year of military life and then contracted pulmonary disease, from which he died in his twenty-second year. He worshipped the memory of his father and always spent the anniversary of his death, July 22, in his own rooms. He is buried in the Carthusian monastery of Vienna, which is the Austrian Westminster abbey.

How Masks Are Made
Paper masks are made by doubling one sheet of a specially prepared paper, wetting it and molding it by hand over a face form. It is then dried by artificial heat. Openings are cut for eyes, nose and mouth, and it is painted and decorated by hand as desired.

Wire masks are made by stamping a piece of wire netting about a foot square over a face mold in a large machine, inclosing the rough wire edges in a narrow strip of lead. Then it is painted. The painting is done by hand in oil colors. Cincinnati Enquirer.

Very fine razors are made at the present day, but of no finer steel than that contained in the Damascus swords and knives which the ancients used several thousand years ago.

New York's Slaveship
When New York City owned a slaveship is told in an article in Pearson's Magazine. The greatest impetus was given to the slave trade by the act of parliament of 1684, which legalized slavery in the North American colonies. This does not mean that slavery was unknown in the United States before that time, because as early as 1620 a Dutch man-of-war landed and sold 20 African negroes at Jamestown, Va.

In 1626 the West India company imported slaves from the West Indies to New York city, then New Amsterdam. The city itself owned slaves in a slaveship, advanced money for its fitting out and shared in the profits of its voyages. This recognition and encouragement may account for the astounding fact that in 1750 slaves formed one-sixth of the entire population of New York. The general prevalence of slavery is shown by the fact that at this time there were 67 slaves in New York's small suburb of Brooklyn, and that in London itself there were resident 20,000 slaves.

Slaves were at that time publicly dealt in on the London exchange. No wonder the traffic in human flesh was a recognized commerce, and that in 1771 the English alone sent to Africa 192 ships equipped for the trade and with a carrying capacity of 47,146 slaves per trip.

A Tricky Dog
Not long ago a very fat spaniel was introduced into the house where a fox terrier had always been the master. The latter was told, however, to behave well to the newcomer and not to bully him. So the two seemed fairly friendly and in the end got into the habit of taking short rambles together.

However, the fox terrier was evidently of a thoughtful disposition and on one occasion came across a bank, or wall, which was easy enough to leap off, but there was greater difficulty in returning. The fox terrier sprang down the bank and enticed his heavy companion to follow, with the result that the latter could not get back, while the former, by reason of his greater activity, was easily able to do.

Now the terrier saw his opportunity, returned home and cruelly left his companion lamenting. Never did the former seem happier or gayer than on that day when he had once more, the sole run of the house, and he sulked when later on the spaniel had been found, assisted up the wall and brought home.

Since then the fox terrier has repeatedly got the spaniel down the same place, with the usual result, and seems to glory in the mischievous act. Whether the "fat dog" will learn to avoid temptation to such a ramble remains to be seen. Buffalo News.

How "David Harum" Came To Be Written.
An interesting little anecdote is told about how "David Harum" came to be written. It is rather pathetic. It seems that Mr. Wescott, the author, was the kind of man who could do pretty much anything - paint a picture, plan a house or compose a sonata - but he had never made much money, so when he became ill and realized that he might not live long and would leave his family with little or no money he was desperate.

"Write a book," suggested a friend and neighbor to him one day when they were talking over the situation.

"I did make an attempt at it once," answered Mr. Wescott. "I tried a love story but I couldn't make it go."

"Add a little local color to it," said the first speaker. "Take one of the people about here that you know and work him up - old --- for instance," mentioning a character familiar to them both. "He'd be first rate."

"That's a good idea!" exclaimed Mr. Wescott, and the result of this conversation was "David Harum", and yet "David" was never in the story at all as it was first conceived. Anna Wentworth in Woman's Home Companion.

Not To Be Encouraged
"What do you think of a man who regularly carries his business home with him?"

"Well, that depends. Now, if a man's business is to sell liquor, for instance, it isn't just the thing for him to take a great deal of it home with him every night." Boston Transcript.

No Reciprocity

"Annie Nibbins is the meanest kind of gossip."

"What variety is that?"

"She's the kind that doesn't tell anything herself, but gets you to tell all you know." Chicago Record.

Official Suffolk County Directory
Representative in Congress. Townsend Scudder, Glen Head.
State Senator. John L. Havens, Center Moriches.
Member of Assembly, 1st District. John N. Hallock, Southold.
Member of Assembly, 2nd District. Regis S. Post, Bayport.
County Judge. Benjamin N. Reeve, Greenport.
Surrogate. Nathan D. Petty, Riverhead.
District Attorney. Livingston Smith, St. James.
County Clerk. William R. Duvall, Riverhead.
County Treasurer. John Sherry, Sag Harbor.
Sheriff. J. Sheridan Wells, Greenport.
Under Sheriff. John S. Wells, Sayville.
Superintendent of Poor. John J. Kirkpatrick, Patchogue.
Loan Commissioner. Joseph H. Petty, Amityville.
School Commissioner, 1st District. Charles H. Howell, Riverhead.
School Commissioner, 2nd District. Millard H. Packer, Bayport.

Board of Supervisors
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Edwin Bailey, Jr., Patchogue
George A. Miller, Springs
James H. Pierson, Southampton
Byron Griffing, Shelter Island
Barton D. Skinner, Greenport
George Wells, Riverhead
Edwin H. L. Smith, St. James
Frank Parker, East Islip
Edward Daily, Babylon
Henry H. Brush, Huntington

Town of Brookhaven
Supervisor. Edwin Bailey, Jr., Patchogue.
Town Clerk. Edmund F. Hawkins, Yaphank
Collector. Thomas N. Bayles, Stony Brook
Justices of The Peace. John B. Mount, East Setauket; Eugene W. Lane, Manorville; Riley B. Howell, East Moriches; Theodore W. Wheeler, Port Jefferson; Everett B. Price, Bellport; George W. Birdsall, Yaphank; Smith W. Conklin, Patchogue; Morris W. Hawkins, Lake Grove.
Citizen Member Board Of Health.
Dr. F. C. Dildine, Port Jefferson
Commissioners Of Highways. E. Eugene Hawkins, East Patchogue; Charles S. Edwards, Setauket; Daniel R. Davis, Coram.
Overseers Of Poor. George L. Chichester, Patchogue; John W. Brown, Port Jefferson.
Assessors. E. Hollis Newton, Lake Grove; Sylvester E. Ruland, Terryville; Samuel H. Miller, Miller's Place; Herbert M. Reeve, East Moriches; Ethan E. Raynor, Manorville; George D. Gerard, Patchogue.
Constables. H. Seymour Brown, Port Jefferson; Marcellus V. Roe, Patchogue; William J. Dressell, Holbrook; Samuel S. Davis, Coram; George A. Davis, Manorville; James E. Welch, East Moriches; Addison H. Bumstead, Bellport; George P. Brown, East Moriches.
Bay Constables. John G. Brown, Blue Point; Everett W. Smith, Patchogue.
Game Constable. Egbert F. Petty, Echo.
Town Trustees. Will T. Danes, Patchogue; William H. Hall, East Setauket; J. Oliver Davis, Port Jefferson; Elkanah Robinson, Center Moriches; Frank H. Tuthill, Rocky Point; John E. Smith, Patchogue; Israel Reed, Yaphank.
Board Of Audit. Gilbert W. Raynor, Manorville; William B. Eaton, Patchogue; Abram Bently, Port Jefferson.

Church Services

Center Moriches.
Methodist. Rev. J.O. Munson, pastor. Preaching services Sundays at 10.30 a.m., 7.30 p.m.; Sabbath school at 12.00 m.: Junior League, Fridays at 4.00 p.m.; Epworth League, Sundays at 6.45 p.m.; Young Peoples' meeting, Tuesdays at 7.30 p.m.

Presbyterian. Rev. Clarence Geddes, pastor. Preaching services Sundays at 10.30 a.m., 7.30 p.m., alternate Sunday evenings in church and chapel; Sabbath school at 12.00 m.; Prayer meetings, Tuesdays at 7.30 p.m. in the chapel, Wednesdays at 7.30 p.m.; Christian Endeavor society meets Sundays at 7 p.m. in church and chapel.

St. John's Church. Rev. H. W. R. Stafford, pastor. Sunday services at 10.30 a.m., 7.30 p.m.; Sunday school at 3.00 p.m.; Holy Communion Sundays 9.45 a.m., except first Sunday in the month when celebrated at 10.30 a.m.; Friday evening service at 7.30 p.m.

East Moriches
Methodist. Rev. H. B. Burns, pastor. Preaching services Sundays at 10.30 a.m., 7.30 p.m.; Sabbath school 12.00 p m.; Epworth League, Sundays at 7.00 p.m.; Prayer meeting Thursdays at 7.30 p.m.

Presbyterian. Rev. Clarence Geddes, pastor. Preaching services on alternate Sundays at 7.30 p.m.; Sabbath school 2.30 p.m.; Prayer meeting Wednesdays at 7.30 p.m.; Christian Endeavor society Sundays at 7.30 p.m.

Moriches
Protestant Methodist. Rev. Wm. J. Cady, pastor. Preaching services Sundays at 2.30 and 7.30 p.m.; Prayer meeting Fridays at 7.30 p.m.

Fire Department
Center Moriches Hook and Ladder. Charles Barber, Foreman; William Willenbucker, Assistant Foreman; Gilbert Loper, 2nd Assistant Foreman; Harry Price, Secretary; E. A. Clark, Treasurer. Meets first Monday in each month at 8 o'clock.

East Moriches Hook and Ladder. Frank Miller, Foreman; George Brown, Assistant Foreman; A. Palmer, 2nd Assistant Foreman; Charles Tooker, Secretary; W. J. Howell, Treasurer. Meets first Saturday in each month at 8 o'clock.

LONG ISLAND RAILROAD.
PRESIDENT BALDWIN'S ANNUAL REPORT REVIEWED
President Baldwin's annual report of the Long Island Railroad is thoroughly creditable and characteristic, says the Standard Union. Creditable in that it shows the largest passenger earnings in the history of the road, and characteristic in that it is strictly impersonal and critical, making no reference to the most important fact, known earlier and better to Mr. Baldwin than to anyone else, and now to all the world - the ---ister of the control of the road to the Pennsylvania. The president's duties do not involve the supervision of the stock book, nor inquiry in detail as to who may be interested in the operations of the road, and therefore, the president confines his report to his "official" jurisdiction. The list of officers, however, indicates to any observing reader the change in control in the board of directors and further substitutions in the list of officers are apparent. The report shows the gratifying fact that all classes of earnings have increased constantly during the past four years; those for freight, with a reduction in train milage, indicating better handling of one of the most important and difficult problems of administration, and that the whole charge, nearly one million dollars, of discount and expense on the forth million dollar unified mortgage was written off as of June 30, 1900. The report also shows that new work has been suspended, in consequence of the increase in cost of material and supplies.

Brief and comprehensive as the president's report is, the statistics and tables which follow it abundantly supply all the reservations, and afford the amplest information concerning the details of the operation of the road, down to the most minute item, with comparisons with those of the previous year. The significance of the whole is greater when one recalls the sudden death of President Corbin and the chaos impending on that event. As, in but a very few instances, Mr. Corbin was the road --- the corporation were identical, and the death of one, under ordinary conditions, would have meant the disintegration of the other. It is a matter of far-reaching importance to Long Island and all who live on it that its railroad system has been kept intact, operative, progressive, and now, even apart from the Pennsylvania alliance, stands as an individual and isolated proposition in a better condition, more productive, more vigorous, more effectively operated than ever before - a condition of affairs which the new owners have been prompt to realize, and by retaining in their service those who have brought it about, place a lien upon further growth and larger development.

SUFFOLK'S SUNDAY SCHOOLS
STATISTICS OF THE VARIOUS SCHOOLS. SECRETARY'S REPORT The report of Daniel Chichester, Corresponding Secretary of the Suffolk County Sunday School Union has just been issued. Very interesting figures are found in the report. The summary is as follows:

Number of Schools. Methodist Episcopal, 49; Presbyterian, 42; Congregational, 17; Baptist, 9; Union, 7; A.M.E. Zion, 3; Methodist Protestant, 3; total, 130.

Officers and Teachers. Methodist Episcopal, 700; Presbyterian, 478; Congregational, 276; Baptist, 255; Union, 155; A.M.E. Zion, 44; Methodist Protestant, 142; total, 6,583.

Adults. Methodist Episcopal, 1,566; Presbyterian, 1,232; Congregational, 537; Baptist, 333; Union, 92; A.M.E. Zion, 26; Methodist Protestant, 109; total, 3,895.

The combined total membership of children and adults in the seven denominations is 14,335. The average combined attendance of the whole number is 5,532. The total number of conversions is 222, and the total of home class members is 714.

Contributions. Methodist Episcopal, $2,281.54; Presbyterian, $2,597.18; Congregational, $1,180.33; Baptist, $335.55; Union, $60.11; A.M.E. Zion, $57.01; Methodist Protestant, $110.65; total, $6,612.37.

The largest five Sunday schools in the district are as follows: Patchogue Methodist Episcopal, 669; Sayville Congregational, 361; Sag Harbor Presbyterian, 331; Bay Shore Methodist Episcopal, 319; Babylon Presbyterian, 305.

The largest increase of membership during the year was made by the Patchogue Methodist, which added 130 to the roll of membership, the Babylon Presbyterian being next with an addition of 115 members and the Sayville Methodist Episcopal with a total of 102 new members during the year.

The Association does not include the Episcopal or Catholic Sunday schools, each of which has a small army of Sunday school workers enrolled.

The Blue Point Hose Company of the village of Blue Point, has been incorporated with the Secretary of State. Its directors for the first year are Charles W. Lynde, John Roe Snedecor and William Hoffman.

MORICHES IS TO BOOM
IF CHARLES E. BLANEY'S PLANS ARE ALL CARRIED OUT

The local correspondent of the Brooklyn Times contributed the following article of local interest to a recent issue of that paper: If all the proposed plans of Charles E. Blaney materialize, and it looks as if they would, Center Moriches will be greatly benefitted.

Mr. Blaney is a well-known playwright, and is the author of many popular plays, including "A Female Drummer," "King Of The Opium Den," and others. He has been a cottager here four seasons, and is well pleased with the locality. He has a pretty summer residence on Lake avenue, fronting Senekes Creek, and a guests' cottage fronting the west branch of Senekes. He has his grounds finely laid out, and takes pride in having them well kept. He is largely engaged in theatrical companies, having five separate companies on the road now. He says that heretofore his "attractions" have been wholly in the theatrical line, but he now proposes to engage also in the circus and tent business, and is making very extensive preparations in that line.

He, like all business men requiring extensive grounds, finds rents in the city quite expensive, and has planned to carry on such parts of the business as is practicable to do here in Center Moriches. With that purpose in mind, he recently purchased a tract of sixty-eight acres on Old Neck. This tract reaches across the neck, having two shore fronts, one on west Senekes and one on Old Neck Creek, which will give him abundant water privileges.

On this tract he proposes to erect winter quarters for his circus outfit, and says he also intends within the next six months to build large training quarters. He says his plans include an auditorium for rehearsals, and when this is finished he promises to give the people of this section a theatrical performance once in a while, just to make them feel good.

He does not pretend to be uncommonly benevolent but says he knows he began at the foot of the ladder and will do all he can to make life brighter for others.

In his experience he says he has found that it pays to cater to women and children, and that he will make a specialty of miniature "attractions." With that object in view, he already has over fifty ponies, many "baby" pony chariots and other such paraphanalia. He is now contracting with a car-building firm for thirty-five cars, to be used in transporting his shows.

He is highly pleased with the change of control in the Long Island railroad, and says the Pennsylvania Company will give better facilities, and the Island is bound to boom, and he proposes to help the boom along. He says he expects to increase the population of Center Moriches to the extent of at least 500, by his enterprise, within the next six months. His place was quite attractive to children this summer, as he had ponies, donkeys, bears, Angora rabbits and numerous other animals, many of which were more as household pets than as attractions for his shows.

Mr. Blaney is a young man, being but 31 years old, and looks even younger. He has proved very popular here, and the people of Center Moriches are elated over the prospects of enterprising work here.

GRADE CROSSING CHANGES
Grade crossing applications affecting the Long Island railroad have been disposed of finally by the Railway Commission. The Board decided that the highway known as Old Country road, or Blind road, another as Doris road or Old Country road, and one known as Raynor avenue, of Griffin road in the town of Riverhead, are dangerous and must be closed and discontinued.

The same decision was rendered in the case of Blue Point avenue, in the town of Brookhaven' the Cold Spring Spring Valley road grade crossing, in the town of Huntington, near the Cold Spring station; and the East Jamesport lane, in the town of Riverhead. The decisions further state that the highways shall be carried underneath the railroad, and new pieces of highway constructed according to plans in the office of the Railroad Commissioners.

County Judge Reeve has appointed ex-Supervisor Henry B. Terry, Daniel R. Young and Henry Lee, commissioners to define and lay out an old highway in the town of Brookhaven. The application was made by Otto H. C. Becken, and G. F. Stackpole appears as the attorney for the petitioner. The highway in question is two miles in length and parallels the railroad, starting at Manorville station and running east to the town line. The road was laid out in 1793, and the claim made is that property owners have encroached upon the highway.

OUR COUNTY ALMSHOUSE
RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES - WELL CONDUCTED INSTITUTION
At the last meeting of the Suffolk County Board of Supervisors, Superintendent of the Poor, John J. Kirkpatrick, presented his annual report on the Almshouse and Children's Home. The report shows the economy with which these institutions are conducted and also that the county farm goes a long way toward lessening the expenses.

The per capita cost at the Almshouse is 3 7/10 cents per day or 26 cents per week. The total cost of support, including all expenses is 26 cents per day or $1.82 per week. The receipts for almshouse $19,951.80. Among the items are $792.81 for board of private patients; sale of pigs, $176.50; sale of cows and calves, $160.37; sale of produce, $103.75; sale of food,$805.36. The total disbursements are $18,778.72. The largest item is $5,412.20 for salaries and labor; food cost, $2,967.78; beef and pork, $1,587.70; the sum of $1,106.35 was paid for clothing.

The expenses are apportioned to the several towns as follows;

Days Amount

Huntington 7,095 $262.51

Babylon 4,913 $181.78

Islip 5,120 $189.84

Smithtown 2,991 $110.67

Brookhaven 6,690 $247.53

Riverhead 2,883 $106.67

Southampton 4,725 $174.81

East Hampton 916 $ 33.89

Southold 3,780 $139.86

Shelter Island 781 $ 28.90

Suffolk County 22,507 $832.76

Total 62,401 $2,308.83

The whole number of persons at the almshouse is 136 - chargeable to Huntington, 13; Babylon, 12; Islip, 12; Smithtown, 8; Brookhaven, 14; Riverhead, 7; Southampton, 13; Shelter Island, 2; boarders, 8; Suffolk County, 36.

The number of acres under cultivation during the past year was: Wheat, 20 acres, 300 bushels; rye, 60 acres, 600 bushels; oats, 20 acres, 800 bushels; potatoes, 10 acres, 1,500 bushels; corn, 20 acres, 1,800 bushels; onions, 1/8 acre, 50 bushels; carrots, 1/4 acre, 100 bushels; turnips, 1 acre, 400 bushels; beets, 1/4 acre, 100 bushels; hay, 80 acres, 60 tons; cabbage, 1/4 acre, 100 heads; beans,1 acre, 20 bushels; vegetable garden, 3 acres; pasture, 50 acres; fodder, corn, 3 acres.

The report closes with praise for the excellent management of Mr. and Mrs. Baker, keeper and matron,and congratulating the county upon its ability to retain Mr. and Mrs. Baker as keeper and matron of the almshouse, which the Superintendent says compares favorably with any institution in the State.

The report of the Children's Home shows the receipts, $6,202.42, and the disbursements, $6.639.40; the cost of food and clothing is $2,280, the cost per day was about 33 3/5 cents or $2.35 cents a week. The total number of children remaining in the house, September 30,1899, was 37; received during the year, 73; discharged, 63; remaining September 30,47. Of the 63 discharged during the year there were placed in other institutions, 5; returned to parents, 29; placed in homes, 27; and 2 died.

The number of children remaining in the home at date of this report was 47: Huntington, 4; Islip, 9, Babylon, 1; Smithtown, 7; Brookhaven, 19; Riverhead, 1; Southampton, 4; East Hampton, 1; Southold, 1.

Concluding, the report says: As to the inmates, "I found 48 children, ranging in age from 1 to 13 years, and believing the purpose of the home is to care for friendless and destitute children only until good situations can be found for them in families,where they will be educated and taught to be self supporting and independent, I have endeavored to find homes for them and succeeded in a number of cases. In this matter I have been aided by Mr. S. B. Strong, Chairman and the ladies of the Visiting Committee, also the Ladies Aid Society of New York, and in the coming year this aid from the above will be to the home and inmates an increasing benefit."

LONG ISLAND CRANBERRIES
ALL RECORDS BEATEN ON THE PERKINS MARSH, NEAR RIVERHEAD
Some phenomenal records are being brought out on the Perkins marsh near Riverhead - both on account of the abnormal size of the berries, the quantity taken on one bed and the number of bushels gathered in one day. The marsh contains sixteen acres, fourteen of which are bearing fruit this year.

This is the first picking season for some of the beds, and in one day 146 crates were gathered from two small beds. This is at the rate of 300 bushels to the acre, and was considered immense. Later, however, this record was completely beaten, when the pickers gathered 286 crates from three beds. This is the largest yield from the same amount of ground ever reported on the island and beats the record for one day's gathering also.

Many of the berries gathered are as large as robin's eggs. They are of the Matthew variety and the early blacks.

The pickers at this marsh have made excellent wages on account of the immense size of the berries. The same price - 12 cents per pail - is paid there for gathering the large berries as is given for the smaller ones, and there is no trouble in securing all the pickers necessary. In return for his large berries Mr. Perkins gets a much larger price per crate than is obtained for the smaller fruit.

The directors of the Patchogue and Blue Point Ferry Company have declared a dividend of five per cent. on the capital stock during the past summer. The company was organized this year and ran its steamer Water Witch between Patchogue and Blue Point and the beach resorts.

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