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Looking Back

100 Years Ago, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1917


What We Are Talking About at the County Hub


Railway Guards Laid Off - Cut Leg on Glass - Operation for Appendicitis - Farm Changes.

Mrs. Nathan Jackson of Pines Brook has a fine yield of oats. She has harvested 700 bushels.

D. W. Sterns has sold the Aldrich house on Prospect Avenue to E. W. Ives of North Creek, N. Y.

Kenneth Rhinehart of William street fell from a cliff on Mt. Pleasant stone quarry one day this week and cut his hand badly.

George B. Gray has purchased the John Bristol property on upper Prospect avenue. The sale was made through the agency of H. M. Robinson.

A petition asking for the submission of the license question in Walton at the November election has been circulated in Walton during the week.

Mrs. J. Peaslee of Beerston fell in the kitchen of her home Wednesday and sustained a Colles’ fracture of the wrist. Dr. W. R. Gladstone reduced the fracture.

The mail service on trains 3 and 4 has been discontinued with exception of a closed pouch service to New York, and the mail messenger has been taken off the train.

Rev. T. J. Murdock, who has been pastor of the First Baptist church since December, announced to his congregation Sunday that he had resigned and would sever relations with the church one month from that day.

Merchants are paying the following prices for farm produce: eggs, 50 cents a dozen; potatoes, apples and pears, $1 a bushel; plums $2 a bushel. Very little dairy butter is obtainable and creamery butter sells at 50 and 52 cents a pound.

Gardiner Rebekah Lodge elected the following officers Tuesday night: Noble grand, Mrs. B. H. Stowe; vice noble grand, Mrs. George Pierson; recording secretary, Mrs. Arthur Gates; financial secretary, Mrs. Walter Hoyt; treasurer, Mrs. J. C. Kelly.

The men whom the Ontario & Western has employed to guard its tunnels and bridges since the 71st Regiment was withdrawn early in August, left the company’s pay roll Saturday, and no watchmen are now stationed at the points previously guarded.

W. G. Benton will move October first from Third Brook to the farm of John G. McFarlane near Hawley’s station which he recently purchased. Mr. McFarlane took in exchange the Louis Miller house, High street, and will move to Walton. Louis Miller, the rural mail carrier, bought Mr. Benton’s place.

The members of the Walton band enjoyed a clambake at Beerston Saturday evening. The bake was held near the feed store and was supervised by John Tuttle. Joe Rosenfeld distinguished himself as the champion clam eater, but some of his fellow bandsmen were close seconds. Following the bake a band concert was given.

Linwood, the twenty-one months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Gray of Third Brook, was taken critically ill with appendicitis this week, and on Tuesday an operation was preformed as a last resort to save the child’s life. The operation was performed by Dr. Douglas of Utica, assisted by Dr. W. R. Gladstone and Dr. E. Ray Gladstone. The boy’s condition is very serious.

A Ford car driven by Chauncey Signor, a Hamden boy, skidded while he was driving up the Park street hill and in trying to right the car he steered the machine into the guard rail. The iron rail was smashed and the machine stopped with front wheels hanging over the embankment which drops sharply for about ten feet. The car was gotten out without much damage being done to it.

Philip Brundage, a six-year old boy living on Tripp avenue, cut his leg badly in a peculiar way Monday. A window in the basement of the new school building on Miller avenue had been broken and some of the

children were carrying the pieces of glass home. In going over the bank from Shepard street to his home the lad slipped and fell on the glass. The flesh was laid open to the bone for four inches at the knee, but fortunately the knee joint was not cut open.

The open season for hunting partridges, squirrels and rabbits opens October 1. Partridge may be taken until November 30, but no person may kill more than two in one day or fifteen in one season. Rabbits may be taken until January 31, but not more than six a day. Ferrets may be used in counties permitted by resolution of the Conservation Commission. Squirrels may be taken from October 1 to November 15, but not more than five in one day by a person. The open season for raccoon begins October 1 and closes March 15, except that they may not be taken with traps until November 10. The open season for muskrat, mink and skunk begins November 10. Hunters state that birds are scarce this year and rabbits do not seem to be plentiful.


And Annual Maintenance Will be $16,000 - Supervisors Looking for Site.

The Board of Supervisors of Delaware county in special session in Delhi Tuesday afternoon voted to have named a special committee to select suitable sites for a county tuberculosis hospital and report to the Board before October 10. Representatives of the State Charities’ Aid Commission placed the cost of constructing a thirty-bed hospital at $25,000 to $30,000 with an annual maintenance expense of about $16,000. The law is mandatory and the board was allowed no discretion in the matter.

The State Charities’ Aid Society was represented by Frank Kieran, field secretary, and George J. Nelbach, as assistant secretary. The latter briefly addressed the board, explaining the provisions of the law and what is required of the counties as to sites, size of buildings and probable cost of buildings and maintenance.

He stated that the average annual death rate in Delaware county from tuberculosis is 26 persons and that statistics of the Health Department showed about 130 active cases of tuberculosis in the county. Mr. Kiernan declared the law was passed by the legislature on Governor Whitman’s recommendation as a war measure. The experience of Canada showed, he declared, that on account of inadequate medical inspection many men would be drafted into the army not physically fit who would succumb to the disease, and proper arrangements must be made to care for these men.

At the conclusion of Mr. Niebach’s remarks a resolution was introduced by James W. Dickson of Andes, appointing a committee of five which shall advertise for sites, examine the same and secure estimates of cost of same size and cost of buildings, and confer with representatives of the State Department of Health as to selection of sites.

The resolution was adopted and a committee was named, consisting of chairman John Chambers of Hamden, James W. Dickson of Andes, Robert Briggs of Deposit, Jesse B. Gilbert of Harpersfield and Leroy Evans of Franklin. The law requires that the contract must be let before January first or the State Department of Health is authorized to secure a suitable site and proceed with the erection of the buildings.

If a thirty-bed hospital is erected a site containing from 15 to 30 acres is needed, with a good elevation and proximity to a village preferred.


Went Through Structure and Into Vega Creek.

(From our Vega correspondent.)

On Saturday afternoon when a large van belonging to the Clinton Moving Van company of New York city, and containing the household goods of Siegel, Sherman and Gilvark was proceeding up the valley and attempted to cross the small bridge near the creamery, the structure proved too weak to stand the heavy load and the rear wheels crashed through the planks and timbers and to the bed of the stream, a distance of two or three feet. The men in charge the car were unable to get the machine jacked up that night and were obliged to spend the night there in charge of the load. In the morning, with some assistance, the van was raised to the road level and proceeded to its destination. Some slight damage to the van and contents and a few bruises and a shaking up to the chauffeur and his assistant are all that is reported of what might have been a serious accident. Messrs. Siegel, Sherman and Gilvark are moving to the farms recently purchased of David Meed.


Thirty-three Men to Leave Walton September 29


Seventy Names Certified Back by District Board as Held for Service - 83 Men in Quota.

Thirty-three men drawn for service in the new National army will leave Walton Saturday of next week, September 29, for the training camp at Wrightstown, N. J. An equal number will leave Delhi the same day.

A special train will run over the Ontario & Western from Oswego to Scranton, Pa., then via the Central of New Jersey to Camp Dix at Wrightstown. Selected men from Oswego, Norwich, Delhi and Walton will be included in this quota. The train will leave Walton at 12:15 p. m. noon, and will arrive at Camp Dix at 10 p. m. The names of those to leave Walton will be found below.

It is to be hoped that arrangements will be made for a farewell demonstration for the selected men when they depart for service.

The district board in Albany forwarded to the local board in Walton this week a list of seventy men certified for service. These men are now held for service and an appeal to the President is the only way to have their cases reviewed. The list includes all men in the former examinations who waived exemptions and those whose claims were decided adversely by the district board. The local board certifies to the district board all those who pass the physical examinations and who are not exempted for reasons within the jurisdiction of the local board. After the list is sent to Albany the district board hears all industrial and agricultural claims, over which it was original jurisdiction, and also appeals from decisions of the local board. The names of those who file no exemption claims or whose claims are decided adversely are then certified back to the local board. Until this certification is made the man is not actually held for service. The list will sow the names of the men certified back to the local board, those who will leave in the next detail, as well as the men whose names have been sent to the district board, but of whom no certification has yet been made. The men will be taken in the sequence of their order number:

Now at Camp Dix.
Rhinehart, Louis, Walton.
Schneider, Peter, Walton.
Sickler, Grover C., Scranton.
Gibbs, Stanley W., Meridale.
Leave September 29.

Order No. Name.

4 Osborn, Homer G., Meridale.
21 Monte, Fransisco, Hamden.
26 Hall, Earl E., Walton.
28 Gabriel, Phillip, Trout Creek.
29 Millspaugh, Clinton, Franklin.
58 Preston, Chas. C., Sidney.
62 Azzoli, Frank, Bloomville.
65 Schermerhorn, C. H., Davenport.
73 Hobbie, Frank R., Franklin.
84 Eveland, Ralph G., Franklin.
85 Budine, Leon C., Walton.
87 Green, George H., Sidney.
92 Corgan, William, Walton.
97 Burnside, James, Rockroyal.
100 Kellogg, Clark M., Franklin.
104 DeWitt, Fred E., Hamden.
111 Travis, Ross C., Walton, R. D.
112 Howland, June, Rockroyal.
123 Taylor, Irving, Eminence.
137 Mills, Merton H., Barbourville.
139 Frank, Martin L., Bloomville.
142 Nemire, Burt L., Deposit.
144 Stren, Otho A., Walton.
158 Beames, Chester, West Davenport.
160 Swanson, Harry E., Delhi.
172 Caswell, Albert E., Sidney.
177 Elderkin, Leonard W., Walton.
179 Webster, Reed E., Franklin.
184 Beagle, Archie, Deposit.
185 Aldrich, Orson, Franklin.
187 Alverson, Chas. T., Beerston.
191 McLean, Harry J., Beerston.
195 Allen, George A., Meridale.
Discharged to October 5.

These men have been granted temporary discharges until October 5, in order to help in harvesting. They will go to camp with the next increment.

16 Seymour, F. A., Cannonsville.
120 Taylor, Archie L., Franklin.
147 Brown, Harold F., Walton.

Certified But Not Called.

These men will be sent to camp in the next increment of the district quota. 208 Gladstone, Homer A., Walton. 209 Cameron, Lester P., Bloomville.

212 Stewart, Kenneth E., Walton.
216 Topping, Wm. L., Stamford.
217 Morse, Hugh B., Sidney Center.
225 Norton, Guy D., Delhi, R. D.
226 Nurmela, Kosti Y., Delancey.
244 Grant, Ernest, Oneonta, R. D.
245 Pomeroy, Herbert L., Bloomville.
246 Munson, Frank, Bloomville.
250 Cross, Stanley, Oneonta.
258 Scofield, F. W., Jr., Granton.
261 Mitchell, Floyd H., Delhi.
268 Browned, George, Kortright.
270 McAdams, Peter, So. Kortright.
274 Roe, Orro, Jefferson.
275 Leigh, Rudolph, Rock Rift.
287 Fullington, Carroll, Franklin.
305 Nesbitt, Geo. E., So. Kortright.
320 Day, Frank H., Sidney.
323 Chamberlain, Carl A., Cooperstown.
324 Moss, John, South Kortright.
333 McLean, Floyd W., Harpersfield.
340 Murdock, Ray, Sidney.
352 Watson, Wm. B., Delhi, R. D.
360 Smith, Harry, Livingston Manor.
371 Green, Delos H., Heridale.
372 Beames, Chas. W., Davenport.
375 Scott, Claud, Mountandale.
No Action by District Board.
The men named below are those certified
to the district board by the local board, but
not certified back as held for service. Exemptions will doubtless be granted many of these.
43 Griswold, Ross W., Sidney Center.
70 Poulos, John, Sidney.
75 Broughton, Floyd T., Walton.
86 Beilby, Smith G., Deposit.
91 Cunningham, A. W., Sidney.
117 Cox, Arthur L., Sidney.
125 TenBroeck, Floyd W., Davenport.
136 Davis, Wm. H., Fergusonville.
153 Wardell, Ivan, Franklin.
201 Jump, Bruce, Davenport.
254 Bruce, Scott E., Stamford.
263 Hotaling, R. H., Sidney.
286 Ferris, C. Harry, Stamford.
303 Flint, Wm. C., Sindey.
307 Baker, Wm. L., Arena.
321 Peake, Chas. N., Walton.
341 Mason, Walter R., Delhi, R. D.
343 Skelly, Jas F., Sidney.
345 Ward, Wm. R., Franklin.


Carl W. Jones Struck by Automobile in New York City.

Carl W. Jones, of Walton, a private in Company F, First Regiment, was struck and killed by an automobile in New York city Wednesday. He is the first member of Company F to die while in service.

The body was to arrive in Walton Thursday evening accompanied by members of Corporal Erwin Davis’ squad to which he belonged. His mother, Mrs. Walter W. Jones, was visiting at West Winfield when the accident occurred and owing to her absence the time of the funeral service had not been arranged Thursday afternoon.

Jones was struck by a motor truck driven by Lieut. Thomas Fleming, when walking along a road shortly after he had been relieved from sentry duty. The wheels of the truck passed over his chest.

Carl Jones enlisted in Company F in July, 1916, and when the regiment returned from Camp Whitman he was transferred, at his request, to the Division Wagon Train, and saw service on the Mexican border during the fall and winter. On the return of the Division Train to New York State he was transferred back to Company F. He was twenty years of age and a manly young man, well liked by his comrades.

He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter W. Jones of Walton; a sister, Gertrude, and a brother, Gerald.


But Mr. Gillette Convinced Officers He Was Only Salesman.

(From our Cannonsville cor.)

Our esteemed townsman, J. S. Gillette of the Goodrich Guide Posting Service of the Goodrich National Touring Bureau, had rather an unpleasant experience in Pittsfield, Mass., recently. A part of Mr. Gillette’s duties is to photograph and take measurements of all bridges on his route. This excited suspicion and “Joe” was undoubtedly taken for a German spy. As he and his assistant were aware that they were being shadowed, they were finally accosted by a deputy U. S. marshal, chief of police and two other officers, who demanded an explanation of their business. Mr. Gillette asked them to accompany him to his hotel, where he had proof of his identity. The officers went through all papers in his grip. They were convinced he was a law-abiding American citizen, as among other credentials was a permit from Secretary of War Baker and a later from Col. Abbott, engineer, U. S. A. The officials were profuse in their apologies.


Graham Defeats Marvin for Co. Treasurer Nomination.


Judge Kellogg Apparently Receives Supreme Court Nomination - Allen has 535, Graham, 205.

James S. Allen of East Branch was renominated for Member of Assembly at the Republican primary Tuesday. He received a plurality of 535 over J. Clark Nesbitt of Bloomville. Henry S. Graham defeated Harry F. Marvin of Walton for county treasurer by 205.

Judge A. L. Kellogg, of Oneonta, a native of Delaware county, has apparently won the Republican nomination for Supreme Court Justice in the sixth judicial district. Judge James P. Hill of Norwich was the runner up, and the result is very close. Theodore Tuthill of Binghamton was eliminated from the race by the large vote cast in Broome county for Robert S. Parsons. Delaware county gave Kellogg 1,300 plurality over Hill. Thursday afternoon Judge Kellogg stated that reports from six counties gave him a lead of 1,700 over Judge Hill.

The vote was small in most towns. Many farmers were unable to leave their work to come in and vote. In most of the towns where the outlying vote came in Nesbitt received a plurality. Organization men were working for Allen in nearly every town and in spite of the handicap Mr. Nesbitt carried the towns of Davenport, Franklin, Kortright, Meredith, Tompkins and Walton.

The contest between Mr. Graham and Mr. Marvin was closer, as there was a general feeling that nine years in public office was enough and this fact brought Mr. Marvin many votes. He carried the towns of Colchester, Deposit, Hamden, Hancock, Masonville, Tompkins and Walton.

The vote by towns was as follows:

Assembly Treasurer
Nesbitt Allen Marvin Graham
Andes 65 128 73 126
Bovina 27 29 9 44
Colchester 80 131 123 57
Davenport 59 21 19 50
Delhi 122 163 66 231
Deposit 10 77 61 24
Franklin 94 68 56 92
Hamden 49 64 68 47
Hancock 33 228 122 110
Harpersfield 34 49 12 62
Kortright 58 56 36 68
Masonville 20 60 40 38
Meredith 82 38 31 95
Middletown 50 162 56 147
Roxbury 35 90 18 100
Sidney 108 185 136 163
Stamford 54 58 48 69
Tompkins 63 54 68 57
Walton 234 151 366 33
1277 1812 1408 1613
Plurality 535 205

James F. Foreman had no opposition fro the Republican nomination for superintendent of the poor.

In the Democratic primary there was no opposition. The candidates for county office are J. Clark Nesbitt for member of assembly; Samuel More of Roxbury for county treasurer and Monroe Williams of East Branch for superintendent of the poor.

The Republican town caucus in Walton attracted more attention than the contests in the official primary. Five hundred ballots were cast. For superintendent of highways, E. B. Goodrich defeated John McGibbon by three votes, receiving 235 to 232 for Mr. McGibbon. Fred F. Dickermon defeated Clarence Payne for collector, receiving 296 votes to 190 for Mr. Payne. For justice of the peace two candidates were to be named. The vote was as follows: R. L. Shaw, 225; Samuel H. Pond, 223; George W. Coulter, 180; L. F. Henderson, 174. Messrs. Shaw and Pond became the party nominees. Other nominations are William G. Moore for supervisor; John S. Eells for town clerk; William McDonald and C. A. Churchill for assessors.


Held for Murder of Frank Blecher, Former Cabin Hill Man.

Ellery Young, who has been held as a material witness in the Frank Belcher murder case at Oxford, was arrainged before City Judge J. M. Forsythe in Norwich last Tuesday, charged with murder in the first degree.

He entered a plea of not guilty and demanded an examination, which will be held in Norwich commencing today, Friday.


Table Shows Values Set by Hancock Appraisers Much Higher.

The valuations of farm and village properties in every town in the county are estimated by the appraisers for the county and the town of Hancock in the Hancock equalization case were submitted in evidence at the hearing last week and at the adjourned hearing in Walton Thursday the appraisers were cross-examined as to their estimates.

The ratio of the assessments to the actual valuation is the question at issue in the equalization cases as the county and state taxes are apportioned on the equalized assessment.

The following tables show the actual assessment of properties in each town in the first column; in the second column the appraised values made by the appraisers for the town of Hancock, and in the third column the figures given by the county’s appraisers. The properties are selected at random from the hundreds appraised. The type of property is indicated as follows: farm, (f); residence, (r); business, (b).

Owner Asst. Hancock County
E. L. Gladstone (f) 1900 4000 5000
R. D. Campbell (f) 2275 9000 5000
I. E. Stanley (f) 1350 5000 4000
O. D. Smith (f) 2150 6000 4500
L. Bruce (r) 3000 12000 7500
W. C. Oliver (b) 1700 7000 6000
M. A. Marx (b) 1250 3000 2800
Andes Cr. Co. (b) 4225 15000 6875
James Russell (f) 1600 5000 3200
T. Strangeway (f) 3700 9000 8000
W. J. Archibald (f) 5000 12000 10000
Alex. Hilson (b) 1700 7000 3000
A. T. Doig (b) 1800 3500 1800
Creamery (b) 1800 10000 5000
J. H. Bull (f) 3800 9000 10000
P. L. Purdy (f) 3000 6000 7000
J. J. Mills (f) 1500 5000 3500
C. E. Gray (f) 4200 12000 8000
F. W. Odwell (b) 1200 3000 3000
S. E. Hunter (r) 500 2500 1500
F. E. Banner (f) 525 2000 2000
J. C. Fish (f) 825 3000 2900
G. B. Moore (f) 3900 10000 7000
S. F. S. D. Cr. (b) 9700 12000 10175
F. Golden (r) 1025 2500 1800
B. Roberts (b) 1100 3000 1800
E. D. Russell (f) 2300 8000 5000
M. A. Thomson (f) 2600 8000 5500
A. Sutch (f) 4000 12000 10000
O. S. Flint (f) 1750 5500 4000
J. M. Preston (r) 3000 10000 6000
Mrs. Pitcher (r) 2500 7000 6000
W. H. Millard (r) 2000 6500 5000
J. O’Donohue (r) 4800 16000 10000
Bordens (b) 14000 35000 13675
R. D. Jones (f) 1500 4000 4700
E. S. Palmer (f) 1300 3500 3500
H. Hess (f) 600 3000 2500
A. C. Huyck (f) 3000 6000 6500
Paul Lynch (r) 500 1200 1400
Charles Cuyle (r) 1400 2000 1800
S. F. Edwards (f) 1700 4000 3000
Alton Potter (f) 2100 5500 5500
W. Alexander (f) 5400 15000 15000
Nellie Mudge (r) 600 1800 800
W. D. Ogden (r) 1500 4500 2500
Edw. Walker (b) 1500 3800 2000
R. Cutler (f) 1800 5500 5500
J. E. Terry (f) 1500 4500 3500
Wm. Ogden (f) 2580 7000 7000
R. G. Danks (f) 1400 5000 3800
H G. Howland (b) 1600 4000 2500
J. Chambers (r) 1800 5000 3000
Co-op Cr. (b) 2000 9000 5900
E. D. Laken (f) 250 1150 1000
A. E. Reyan (f) 450 1800 2800
G. L. Sands (f) 600 2000 3000
M. Downs (f) 400 1800 2500
C. B. Mallock (f) 350 1200 2000
M. W. Knight (f) 305 1000 1200
T. Fingado (f) 500 2000 2700
Henry Vail (f) 250 1000 800
Wesley Gould (r) 1100 5000 6000
W. J. Merwin (r) 2000 8000 15000
L. W. Hoag (r) 300 1200 1000
C. E. Barnes (r) 300 1200 1000
John E. Klein (b) 800 2000 3000
E. B. Tarbox (b) 2400 6000 9500
Chas. Helmar (b) 3000 5000 10000
George Leicht (b) 450 2500 2750

Wm. Penny (b) 500 1500 2000
Keery Co. (r b) 600 1000 4780
Fred Laken 225 300 1125
C. C. Scutt 400 1278 2500
Chester Utter (f) 2300 6000 5000
W. Van Dusen (f) 2100 7500 2500
J. M. Wickham (f) 1200 8000 3000
R. H. Barner (r) 2500 7000 6000
W. Atchinson (r) 1200 5000 4800
F. H. Bouton (f) 2500 11000 6000
W. L. Kiff (f) 2800 12000 8000
J. M. Rayner (f) 1000 3500 2000
H. S. Dyer (f) 4200 14000 10000
R. M. Maxon (r) 900 3000 3000
S. F. S. D. Cr. (b) 20550 15000 25000
Harry Haynes (f) 1400 4000 2500
B. B. Dean (f) 2400 7500 3000
P. W. Willis (f) 3200 10000 3000
C. B. Teed (f) 2300 10000 3500
Royal Dean (f) 2000 6000 5000
H. E. Swanson (f) 1800 4000 4000
W. Riddel (f) 4100 11000 8000
W. Middlemist (f) 3000 6500 5000
J. Sutherland (f) 2800 6000 5000
W. Carson (r) 500 1800 1200
E. S. Bisbee (b) 800 3500 2000
Ed. Ruff (f) 1375 4000 3500
H. D. Searl (f) 3875 11000 8000
W. F. Yaple (f) 1550 3500 2800
J. M. Sanford (f) 1600 3500 5000
S. W. Etts (r) 675 3000 3000
A. H. Todd (r) 2425 9000 7000
E. M. Hill (r) 550 1800 1800
S. A. Dugan (r) 1525 3500 3600
Anna Keator (f) 5400 15000 8000
J. B. Wyckoff (f) 4950 17000 12000
S. K. Bellows (f) 2300 6000 4000
M. G. Cantwell (f) 3000 8000 6000
Ernest Ploutz (f) 3500 8500 7500
Dr. M. J. Vogt (r) 900 3500 2800
F. Enderlin (r) 1300 4000 4000
Barrett Hotel 2000 12000 6000
C. Sagendorf (f) 6000 7000 9000
E. Vandervort (f) 13000 16500 20000
F. M. Sager (f) 8000 13000 15000
Thos. Logan (f) 4000 5500 5000
B. C. Broadfoot (r) 2600 5500 4500
D. Melnick (b) 6700 8000 6500
M. D. Bennett (r) 2000 4500 4750
A. H. Simpson (b) 2000 3750 1800
H. M. Cowan (f) 6500 15000 16500
John Blish (f) 5200 15000 12500
Percy Weeks (f) 1000 4500 2500
J. B. Silliman (f) 2500 6500 3500
Mrs. T. Rich (r) 650 2500 1500
Dr. G. Hubbell (r) 1600 6000 5500
C. R. Dixon (r) 1800 5000 5000
C. L. Mills (f) 1800 3500 3800
W. A. Beers (f) 1400 4000 4500
H. G. Peck (f) 700 5000 4800
A. Seymour (r) 2500 7000 5000
Mrs. W. Adams (b) 1200 1500 1500
Paul Finch (f) 3000 8000 5000
J. H. Townsend (f) 4500 12000 11000
Lewis More (f) 3500 10000 9000
W. T. Ward (f) 4500 14000 13000
Mrs. E. Lemmi (r) 3250 7500 8000
E. W. Pond (r) 3250 7500 8000
R. L. Shaw (r) 2500 10000 6000
Mrs. Sawyer (r) 6700 18000 15000
A. H. Sewell (r) 6000 12000 10000
Miss North (r) 7500 20000 8500
D. W. Stearns (r) 900 2000 2000
Dr. E. A. Hand (r) 1275 4500 3000
Retz-Lincoln (b) 5000 14000 12000
W. J. More (r) 900 3000 2800
Munn Piano C. (b) 3500 10000 9000

Miss Rutherford Home.

Miss Mary Rutherford of Sidney, who was terribly injured in an automobile accident near Afton in August, when Clayton Ireland of Bainbridge was killed, has recovered so far as to return home from Oneonta Hospital.


Klinkhammer’s Bakery in Sidney Gutted by Flames


Firemen Delayed by Failure of Alarm to Work - Cat Didn’t Have Nine Lives - Loss About $2,000.

Klinkhammer’s bakery in the rear of the Simpson block, corner of East and West Main streets, Sidney, was gutted Friday by a fire which is believed to have started from an overheated stove.

The fire broke out soon after one o’clock in the afternoon, but there was a delay of several minutes before the alarm sounded as the new box system failed to work. Directly after thick smoke was seen issuing from the building, an explosion was heard and then the flames began to shoot forth from the upper story. It is thought that the fire originated from an overheated stove in the rear of the bakery workroom and heated a hot water tank to the point where it exploded and tore a hole through the ceiling.

The building was a two-story wooden frame structure covered with tin and this confined the flames to the interior and kept them from spreading the the big Simpson block near by. The interior of the building was badly damaged before the fire was subdued. Mr. Klinkhammer’s fixtures were badly damaged, and he had sixty barrels of flour ruined, twenty of which had been placed in the building that day. He places his loss at $1,200, covered by insurance. J. C. Simpson owned the building. His loss is placed at $1,000, with $500 insurance. Business in the bakery has been resumed.

A cat which was in the building when the fire broke out came walking out after the flames were subdued. Parts of its body had been burned to a crisp and both eyes had been burned out, but it was about to get around. The animal was quickly put out of its misery.


Norwich Lady Stepped on Match Which Ignited Carpet.

Monday afternoon Mrs. Clarissa Walker, aged seventy years, died as the result of burns suffered when a match ignited the carpet in the bedroom of her home on Rexford street the previous afternoon. A still alarm called the chemical company to the residence where the firemen found the blaze had been extinguished before their arrival by neighbors, but not before Mrs. Walker had been severely burned in trying to put out the fire. It is thought that a match lying on the floor was stepped upon causing the fire.

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