Monday, July 7, 2008

The News of Queens

New York, 1895

Miss Edith Booth, of the Hempstead road, is visiting friends in Philadelphia.

Mrs. Betz and family, of the Jericho road, who have been living in New York during the winter, returned to their country residence on Monday.

Bohumel Skroud, aged 24 years, in the employ of C. W. Ward, of Creedmoor, was taken ill with pneumonia on Monday and died Wednesday morning.

Services will be held for the first time on Sunday in the new St. Joseph's Episcopal church. Deane Coxe, of Garden City, officiated at the morning service, and the rector, Mr. Ivy, in the afternoon.

At the meeting of the north classis of Long Island, the Reformed church reported that it had raised during the year for congregational purposes $2,480.67, an increase over last year of $451.06, and $573.06 for benevolence, an excess of $115.96 over last year.

The grand jury failed to indict Silas Holland, of Creedmoor, for stealing locust wood from Messrs. Doughty and Ward, as the offense did not constitute grand larceny, and he was sent back to Justice Kirkpatrick for trial. He pleaded guilty to petit larceny and sentence was suspended on condition that Holland leave the woman with whom he had been living and hereafter live with and support his wife. Holland agreed to it.

The Queens vocal society under the direction of C. Mortimer Wiske, will give at the Lyceum on Monday evening Hayden's immortal work "The Creation" with chorus of 50, orchestra of 20 and the following soloists: Mrs. Anna Burch, soprano; Mr. Henderson, tenor, and Dr. Carl Martin, basso. In addition to "The Creation" a few solo and orchestral numbers will be given with the "Bridal Chorus" from Cowen's Rose Maiden.

The Shakespeare club ante-dated its celebration of the anniversary of Shakespeare's birthday by a reception at the Reformed chapel on Monday evening. The program consisted of the following literary and musical exercises: Piano recitals, Misses Findlay, Mrs. J. S. N. Demerest, and Miss Willis; vocal numbers, Miss Emma Seymour Wing, of Dr. Robert Collier's church, and Prof. John Dossert, of St. Stephen's, New York. "A tribute to Shakespeare," was recited by Miss Bessie Conklin, and Miss Doughty gave "The Potion" scene from "Romeo and Juliet." Prof. Hallock, of Columbia College, read a poem, Nicholas Hallock gave a selection from Bryant, and Dr. Charles H. Miller, N. A., read an epitome of the XX book of Homer's Iliad, comparing the original with the masterpieces of Shakespeare, Milton, Dante and Bryant. The entertainment proved most enjoyable throughout and was followed by a generous collation.

—The Long Island Farmer, Jamaica, NY, April 26, 1895, p. 8.

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