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"life on tbe Sou ie Mortb Xivine" SOUTHSIDE For the South Side of , Lon^ Island A reliable means of com municatibn between the villages of Rock¬ ville Centre, Baldwin, Freeport, Rooseyelt, Merrick, Bellmote, Smithville South, Wantagh, Seaford, Massapequa and Amity ville. Issued "Weekly Subscription $l.oo a Year VOL. 1, NUMBER 30 Opening of the Sigmond Opera House Last Saturday Chas. A. Sigmond opened on South Main St., Freeport, his new theatre and long before the tMur set for thti doors to open the big¬ gest crowd in the history of the village were on hand to gain admissif n. The total count equalled 1018 persons FREEPORT AND BELLMORE, «.%., FRmAY, FEBRUARV 13. 1909 _v mitted to appear. Rather than allow a poor performance to continue the cur¬ tain will be rung down and the audience dismissed with the refunding of their money at the box office. This insures at once the right to say 'always a good show at the Sigmond Opera Houae." On the stage are Hve complete changes of scenery and a complete set of stage furniahlngs, propertieS, etc.. mond Opera Houfw, he asked when ftn was wanted and when he was told in six I weeka, he took off his coat and waded right in. Six weeks later the building was opened after being pronounced one of the safest and best of its kind out* side the city, <in Long Island. Henrfj Sigmond has been engaged in Constnic-r tion work for a number of years witli Abraham & Straus, F. W. Woolwortb & Co., Loeser'H and other department^' N. Y. When congratulated on his work he remarked "mere pastime my boy,"; and there you have it niEEroRT 18 to be established at or near Point Lookout for receiving and transmitting marine news. We hope this is tme and-have wondered why one was not At present the in Guesta at the Firemen's dinner in Seaford Monday included the following I established before from various companies in the Freeport I tercepting points are Fire island and department: Chief Archer B. Wall^ ! St. Albans, L.I. ace, Clai-ence Van Riper and Howard ; Pearsali. E. P. Traj'er, well-known in concrete and stucco work on Long Island, made «, v^., ^..^o... .,„.,.. ,.v..^. v.^t,».w..^w.r ^ Tickets for the Bug House Hose Co's a very successful job with the stucco stores, alao Supt. for N. & P. Scott,4excur8ion to Washington can be obtain-j work on the Sigmond Theatre. By a >r ^r «TL_.. ........ L, ..1 ^^j fj,^^ members up to Feb. 20th. process known to a few he was able to ; apply this stucco work on the building Bug House Hose Co's ball wi'l be with the weather way below freezing eld with special features at the Sig-: and to-day it stands for a successful job lond Opera House Feb. 17th. in spite of opinions that it would not! be safe in such cold weather to under¬ take it. Mr. Trayer is building two residences on Miller Ave., the entire surfaces of which are to be stucco, a novel kind of building in Freeport. He i also has the contract for the founda- The maps of the common town mead- ! ^^^^"^ °/:*Al"l*„?""*'l"?:„''*'J?*' ln^.i°n Pettit and Lamb are in their offices in the Otten Building. Dr. W. G. Smith, Dentist, <!1 W. Tick Roafl, Fret-port; 'Phone bo-R. Mer- tf; Meyer is t« erect on Main St., 60x80 in size. The big foundation for "Jake" Post's theatre on Main St. was alao done by him. He has been very successful with his contracts here and is an expert in all kinds of concrete work. The Otten Building will be equipped with fire escapes in the near future. In the Freeport Baptist Church, Opening Night at Sigmond's Opera House and they were seated, with the ' which will allow for almost any act in exception of a fev;, in the vast audi- vaudeville. torium on the one floor, which gives an ¦ Mr. Sigmond has received many let- idea of the size of this building. To ters of corgratulation and the general give thone coming frem adjacent vil- feeling is that hia vi;nture will suc- iages -60 opportunity to see the whole ceed. show, the overture was held for fifteen To-morrOw night occurs the bifj vau- lands prepared by order of the Town ;,Board, by Smith and Malcomson, Free- port, Tho.s. V. Smith, Hempstead, and Birdsall Jackson, Wantagh, have bee n iturned in to the town board and accept¬ ed. These maps are accurate to the location of the various creeks and ¦meadows along the great soulh bay i^bout one-third of which was .surveyed. The same engineers will proceed with the survey of another one -third the , ^. , „, t, , 1 coming- Summer, acting under orders: Stanley W. Roberts minister there from the Town Board. < '^'^ ^« P"''''*^ worship of God Surday ' A number of private individuals hpve , f^ 10.30 am. and 7.30 p. m.; evening purchased these maps for their own i t^eme, Creeds and Cowards. The iuse. ordinance of Baptism will be admm- Thi.s is "Kd" Traver. who installed! ' " (istered at the evening aervice; Bible the electric work in the Sigmondl The Board of Trade held its regular : Sehool at 2.30; Y. P. C. E. meeting at Opera House. He has made a reputa-' meeting in Fraternity Hall Wednesday j 6.45 p. m.; mid-week service Friday tion in New York City as an electrical j night. It is pleasing to record that an ! evening at eight o'clock; Sunday at engineer, having installed the electri- extra large crowd were in attendance, j 3.45 p. m., there will be held in this cal work in the'Hippodrome, "Times" | President Foster occupied the chair. ! Church a union meetingfor men, of the Building, Custom Houae and the D. L. ; The following were proposed as mem-i Methodist, Presbyterian and Baptist & W. terminal and other buildings «j i hers and accepted: J.Hall, Howard j Churches; Everyone welcome at all note. He has equipped the SigmonflJ E, Pearsali, M. J. Coffey, Joseph Hunt, j services. Opera House with a plant that will be ! Ernest Honstrader, H. E, Maxon, Wil- r jj^^f ^ ^^^^^ ^j,^ MethUdists able to meet any demands placed upon ! liam PearsaU, Harry DeMott. Louis : ^jg^j^j^tg^ ^.j^^ ^,j ^^^^^^^^ orf Miin it for the proper lighting for any vau-, Cornelius and Edward Miller jr. , ^^^^^^.^ j,^^^ progress of the church in A general discussion on village af- E. P. TRAYEit PRIOE, 6 CENTS SEAfORD The big event of the week here Was the firemen's dinner at Statihle's Hotel Monday. It was for the pnrpose of stimulating further interest in flre cir¬ cles in Seaford and was well attended. Addresses were made by Chief Wal¬ lace -bf the Freeport Fire Department, Howard Pearsali of the Freeport Fire Council, ex-Freeport Fire Chief Row¬ land H. Mayland, a very active man, specially so in fire matters. He made a telling sceech. Clarence VanRiper of the Freeport Department, William G. Staehle and Ansel Raynor oi the Seaford Company spoke and stories were told hy Charlea Michenfelder, Archer Wallace, Arthur Collins and others. The natural denre of the members to excite local interest will doubtless be realized if the boys will get together and work for new mem¬ bers and keep the matter before the local residents. The Seaford company stands all right, it only needs a little more enthusiasm. Mrs. Andrew Walters entertained the Ladles' Aid Society of the M. E. Church Thursday at her Iiome. Under the auspices of the Ladies' Aid Society of the M. E. Church an Anatomy Social was heW at the par¬ sonage Friday. They made good and will repeat it soou. In the Episcopal ChurcJh Friday (to¬ day) are to be held the Lincoln me¬ morial services at 10 a. m. James Richardson is to render the discourse. At Y. M. I. C. Hall this week there came a travelling moving picture show of sufficient worth to please those at¬ tending. deville alone. HC't f>r nhow that mav t^ome fairs was interesting, bringing forth' remarks on village affairs which were very much to the point. The board went on record as favoring a new fire ¦ alarm system for the village, also that the matter of street crossings be brought before the village board ofi trustees with the reccommendation i that better crossings be placed at the ; more prominent corners. George Wal-; lace made an address on the matter of l direct nominations and ballot reform, which was made into a resolution that the board go on record as favoring a well regulated system of direct nomi¬ nations and ballot reform as recom- i mended by Gov. Hughes and that our : representatives in the St^te Legisla-: ture. Senator Hubbs and Assemblyman Miller, be requested to support same. W. E. Jones offered a resolution that; jurisdiction be given the i'ublic Service ; Commission over the Telephone and ¦ Telegraph Companies, which was car-; ried. c;has. wkkkheiser Chas. Werkheiser, who holds down the job as asaistant manager at the , , , ..~. « Sigmond Opera House. Charley has all I sympathy on the death of George P the characteristics of a theatrical man i Bergen and orderea that a copy of it I be sent to the family of the deceased. Through the generosity of President the period that has elapsed will be commemorated by elaborate annivers¬ ary services Feb. 18 to 21. The,gen- i eral public has a cordial invitation to j attend any or all the exercises. ; Thursday evening, Feb. 18, there j will be a reunion of members and form- i er pastors. Seven pastors are still liv- I ing, most of whom expect to be prea- j ent and give brief addresses. A his¬ tory of the church will be read by Jere ' E. Brown. Several other laymen will | discuss the paat and present. Some ' personal sketches of foi mer members i by W. E. Golder, the senior member' of the Official Board, promises to be! very interesting. The evening will | close with a reception and social hour. \ Friday evening. Feb. 19, will be: "Church Night." The churches o' various denominations in the village, | also the Methodist churches of Hemp- ' stead. Rockvile Centre and Baldwin, i which have had some oonnection with 1 ^he Freeport Church in the past, have [ ROOSEVELT and that's J the game, natured genial sort of make good where he is He's a good i chap and will I MEfiRICK Services in the Church of the Rii- deemer Sunday, the second before Lent, 11 a. m. and 7.30 p. m. In the mom- _,, , . , , . ^. , i been invited. Several pastors will , The board also passed a reso-ution of | ^^j^^ j^^j^^ addresses of greeting. 1 These will be followed by ReV. F. Wat- : son Hannan, D. D., of Brooklyn, who l will give a more formal addreas on I "The Church as a Moral Corrective."; A social hpur will close this eveningJ also. , j February'21st will be "Jubilee Sun- i day. Bishop D. A. Goodsell, D. D., i L. L. D., of New York City will \ preach in the morning at 10.30 o'clock, j the j eague. j Foster a very agreeable entertainment was provided at the close of the meet¬ ing. One called for the services of an excellent comedian-musician and the other an original sleight of hand per¬ former, both of which were heartily ap- predated- This meeting was .n the , .^j^g^^ ^.„ j^^ j^, ^^g^^j^^g nature of a smoker, cigargp.pea and g^^j^^y gchool and Epworth L Mias Kathryn Madigan left Saturday for her home in Fairfield, N. Y., to at¬ tend the w.^dding of her brother. Mrs. F. L. Mollineaux has taken Miss Mad- igan's place in the school while the latter is away. William Smith of this place and William Smith of Merrick expect to start in a few days for Florida, where they will stay until Spring. A descriptive and rouiantic lecture was given by Rev. C. H. Snedeker, With- illustrated and stereopticon pic¬ tures, songs and recitations by mem¬ bers of St. George's Society of Hemp¬ stead at Firemen's Hall Thursday eve¬ ning for the benefit ofthe Ladies' Guild of St. Paul's Episcopal Church. On Monday evening, Feb. 22, Alpha Hook and Ladder Co. will give a grand Irish minstrel show and vaude¬ ville at Firemen's Hall. Master Johnie Germeroth and his troupe of fifteen Irish comedians will appear. Musical directress, Misa Viola Peterson. Tiq;r- kets 25 cents; reserved seats 35 cents. CHARLES A. SIGMONU owner and manager of the Sigmond Opera'House, which opened last Saturday. Everybody knows him. What more need be said? ing the rector will apeak upon the re- ^'^^^^ ^^^'"^ P™''"^^ ^'''' ^^^ '"®™,! The day will close with the evening ligion of Abraham Lincoln^and in the i ff P^.3«„"\^; J„«f„^r ^^^^ 7:30 o'clock, when Rev. evening will conclude his series of ser- l^^'l^'^' night and promises to be en-, ^j^i^j,,^ Chapman of Flushing, will I joyable. minute and this with the announce¬ ments and the presentation of several large floral pieces, kept the show long- ¦er than will be the case in future. About the program itself nothing but praise must be given. It called for a bill of t>yelve professional numbers, -all of whom went on and made good in their various acts. The theatre itself naturally came in for a • great deal of notice and on all sides were heard sincere expressions of appreciation and satisfaction at the care shown in making this theatre the equal and the better, in most cases, of any on Long island. The arrangement of the seats and aisles, the lighta, the decorations and the cloak and checking rooms ahowed much thought and this work establishes a record for building in these parts, having been completed in six weeks' time by Henry A. Sig¬ mond, brother oif the owner. During the evening Atcher B. Wallace, editor of the South Side Observer, and preas ^agent of the theatre, announced for Mr. Sigmond that the performances to be given in future will be of a high standard and only the beat, will be per- deville show that promises to be the equal of last Saturday's performance. preach. Bishop Goodsell and Drs. Engine iC''«P™°" «"** ««""«" «^^ very able The ball of the Wide Awake .^..^.,.^ , , Company took place last night at the i ^^^^ ^^ Sigmond Opera House but owing to the I A cla^s initiation was held Friday invitation. The Sunday School meets at 10 a. m. in the Parish House; les¬ son subject, "Our Lord Teaches For¬ giveness," Ma^t. 18:^1-35. ; early hour that the Messenger goes toj night at the council rooms of Freepori A goodly number of spectators saw I press an account of it cannot be printed j Council, No. 57. Jr. O. U. A. M., when the basket-ball contest in the Parish j in the issue. It will be a little late, | eighteen candidates were taken into House Wednesday evening when Mer-¦ perhaps?, but next issue the affair will | membership. This makee a total of rick defeated Babylon 38 to 6. Though ! be given mention in this column. j 383 active members and with the hon- tit times the playing was rough, gen-j ' jorary members a total number of 398. eral good feeling prevailed throughout: The Interscholastic Prize Speaking j Several applications are already with the game. A collectinon was taken tol Contest will be held in Freeport in the secreta^ waiting for the next defray the expenses of the visiting i April. Speakers from schools in Free- I class. team. Two games are scheduled for! Port, Rockville Centre, Hempstead and j The meeting on Lincoln's Birthday next week, Monday and Wednesday, | Glen Cove will speak, each represent-j will open at 7':30 instead of 8.00 HENRY SIGMOND Whpn Henry P. Sigmond received orders to go.jRhead and build the Stg- I with Hempstead and the Greene Ave Presbyterian Church of Brooklyn. Ar¬ rangements are 4inder way to provide adequate accommodation for spectators. i Don't forget the Firemen's entertain- I ment and dance in the hall on the ni^^t ' of Washington's birthday. Tickets are j selling at 35, 25 and 15 cents and are I obtainable from any member of the ' C'-ompany. Mrs. L. £. Draper ia leaving on Wednesday for a six-weekn' or two- months' visit in St. Paul, Minn., ber one-time home. ! ing his or her own district. The'services at the Church of the Transfiguration or^ Sexagesima, next Sunday morning will be of a memorial character, the sermon being upon the Christianity of Abraham Lincoln. The offering will be fur tbe An^iirican Bible and Prayer Book Society. President Cadman H. Frederick of the L. I. Realty Co. is reported ill at his home in Brooklyn. I saw it In th« M««sengttri" Everybody'* Colurftn. Page 4. I saw it In tiie Nlessengerl" Report baa it tb«t a wireless station Advertise Column. It in Everybody's o'clock. A short business meeting will be held, after which the doors will be opened to friends, including mem¬ bers of the G. A. R., who will join with the Mechanics'in celebrating the 100th anniversary of Lincoln's Birth¬ day, .State Deputy Joseph Tunison will deliver an appropriate address. Talks I will also be given bj Rev. Charles H. Scholey, Rev. W. A. Richard, Rev. Pelham St. George Bissell and others. Between the addresses there will be vocal and instrumental mnsic. It is hoped that u larg« number inay lbe present to help make thia a red letter day for the coancil. For You—Everybody's Column. The regular meeting of the Board of Trade wa.s held at the Board of Trade Hall Tuesday evening with nineteen members present. Mr. Crandall, as a committee on streets and railways, re¬ ported that Mr. Chas. Whitehouse would put Wood Ave. in condition as soon as the weather permits, also tbat he would see if the manager of the New Yorfc and Long Island Traction Co. could not run the cars ao as to make better connections with the Long Island Railroad at Freeport and Hempstead. Mrs. £. D. Seabury was pleasantly surprised Friday evening at her Home on Raymond Ave., when a few of her friends came in to spend the evening. A very delightful time was spent in games, music and oth^r amusements. Mr. J. A. Seaman ia ill at his home on Main St., this village. David H> Brown jr. and Charlie De- Lap have formed a partnership to en¬ gage in the teal estate and ins^^'ance business in Roosevelt. Now watch these two hustlers bustle. Tbey are ^nown to sleep with one eye open and that's the kind of business men tbe village needs. Their headquarters are on Wood Ave., near Main St. Mr, and ^rB.,L. ^. Brown have goi to the city for the Winter. Otto Nelson has purchased a team < fine horses from Frank M. Denton < AmityviUe, L. I., for use in his co Crete business. Do You Want to Buy or Sei Use Everybody's Column. i!&IK'««-:.T; ¦:.¦*%:'
|Title||South Side Messenger 19090212|
|Title||South Side Messenger 19090212|
"life on tbe Sou
ie Mortb Xivine"
For the South Side of , Lon^ Island
A reliable means of com municatibn between the villages of Rock¬ ville Centre, Baldwin, Freeport, Rooseyelt, Merrick, Bellmote, Smithville South, Wantagh, Seaford, Massapequa and Amity ville.
Subscription $l.oo a Year
VOL. 1, NUMBER 30
Opening of the Sigmond Opera House
Last Saturday Chas. A. Sigmond opened on South Main St., Freeport, his new theatre and long before the tMur set for thti doors to open the big¬ gest crowd in the history of the village were on hand to gain admissif n. The total count equalled 1018 persons
FREEPORT AND BELLMORE, «.%., FRmAY, FEBRUARV 13. 1909
mitted to appear. Rather than allow a poor performance to continue the cur¬ tain will be rung down and the audience dismissed with the refunding of their money at the box office. This insures at once the right to say 'always a good show at the Sigmond Opera Houae."
On the stage are Hve complete changes of scenery and a complete set of stage furniahlngs, propertieS, etc..
mond Opera Houfw, he asked when ftn was wanted and when he was told in six I weeka, he took off his coat and waded right in. Six weeks later the building was opened after being pronounced one of the safest and best of its kind out* side the city,