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100 Years Ago, SATURDAY, APRIL 27, 1918

THE WEEK IN WALTON

What We Are Talking About at the County Hub

WALTON MEN COMMISSIONED

Arm Broken Cranking Auto - Guardsmen Coming North - Boy Painfully Scalded.

Owing to the scarcity of labor, about thirty women are employed in the Borden plant at Walton.

Kenneth Morrow, son of Dr. and Mrs. W. B. Morrow of Walton, has been transferred from Fort Slocum, N. Y., to Fort McHenry, Maryland.

Rev. E. J. W. Burston of Catskill, former pastor of the First Baptist church of Walton, has been granted a year’s leave of absence by his congregation to take up Y. M. C. A. Camp work.

The Walton Cemetery association has had maple trees set out along the main drive through the cemetery. The trees will add greatly to the beauty of the cemetery in a few years.

Miss Dorothy Hawthorne of Kingston has been engaged as instructor of commercial subjects in the Walton high school, to take the place of Miss Helen Simonds, who goes to Dunkirk, N. Y., next year.

The bakers of the county formed an organization in Walton Tuesday with O. J. Hoos as president and J. J. Klinkhammer of Sidney as secretary. Russell Spaulding of Binghamton was present at the meeting.

Rev. C. S. Wyckoff, pastor of the Congregational church of Walton, leaves Monday for Camp Upton to take up war work for three months under the national committee on churches and the moral aims of the war.

Alton, the fifteen year old son of George Latham of Dunk Hill, had both bones of his forearm broken above the wrist Saturday evening when a Ford car he was cranking backfired and the crank handle flew back. Dr. W. R. Gladstone reduced the fracture.

I. D. Smith has started rebuilding his home on Gardiner Place which was nearly ruined by fire in the winter. The framework is being taken down and the house will be replaced by an eleven room structure located on the north of the present site.

The 27th Division at Camp Wadsworth, S. C. is to move to a northern camp, either Camp Mills, L. I. or Camp Merritt, N. J., it is reported. All men who went out with Company F of Walton will leave Camp Wadsworth, except those assigned to the First Pioneer Infantry, which is in another division.

The eight year old son of Mike Guilkey of Beerston was seriously scaled Wednesday evening. With other children the lad had been playing about the Beerston acid factory and one of the children conceived the plan of shutting off the steam and hot water coming out of an exhaust pipe from the factory. The Guilkey boy got a board and held it over the pipe. In a minute the accumulated steam and water tore the board out of the lad’s hands and cloud of scalding steam gushed forth onto his body. The boy’s body was terribly scalded so that the flesh came off with the clothes in places. Dr. W. G. Smith was called to render medical aid. The boy will recover.

Families wishing coal for next winter should file their applications before May first with the Walton dealers and unless every family puts in its order now the village is due for another coal famine next winter. Many families had to burn green wood for days at a time during the winter, but coal for next winter cannot be secured by the dealers unless they have the applications in hand to show the state fuel administrator just what the village requirements for the season will be. While the fuel administrator urges that bins be filled now to avoid the railroad congestion later, it is not imperative that this should be done at once, but the need to have the applications filled out is urgent and should be attended to before May first. Those who file applications will be taken care of by the dealers, but others will have no claim for consideration.

Charles N. Peake and Howard Archer are two Walton boys recommended for commissions in the National Army. Mr. Peake left Walton last fall for Camp Dix with the selected men from this district and rapidly rose to the rank of sergeant in the 308th Machine Gun Battalion. In January he was appointed a candidate in the officers training school at Camp Dix and has been recommended for a commission. Howard Archer was a sergeant at Camp Devens, Mass., when designated for the training school, and he also has been recommended for a commission as second lieutenant. Both are now at their homes in Walton on furlough. The commissions will probably be issued in a few weeks. Walton has five other commissioned officers in service. Lieut. Col. Charles H. Boice, now at Chattanooga, Tenn.; 1st Lieut. Walter N. Rothensies; 1st Lieut. Herbert Gannon; 1st Lieut. Marvin Robinson; 2nd Lieut. Chas. T. O’Neill. Major W. J. Cranston, Capt. Maurice Tweedie and 1st Lieut. Floyd H. Smith of the Medical Corps, Captain Chas. Weed and Capt. Carl Emory Fox are former Walton men who hold commissions.

AFFIRM LILLEY NON-SUIT

Court of Appeals Affirms Judgment in Damage Case.

The Court of Appeals on Tuesday of this week handed down its decision in the case of Pete Lily as administrator, etc., against the town of Tompkins, affirming the judgment of nonsuit granted by Judge Kiley on the trial at Delhi in February, 1915.

This was the case where an accident occurred on the highway leading from Apex to Granton in the town of Tompkins on June 23, 1913, when Raymond Lilly, aged nine years, and his sister, aged thirteen years and Eleanor Fitch, aged 17 years, were with a horse and wagon driving from Granton to Apex. They stopped on the way at a watering trough to let the horse drink, and when the horse had finished drinking it backed the wagon over the bank, killing young Lilly. Action was brought against the town for $10,000, resulting damages, alleging that the commissioner of highways of the town was negligent in not erecting a barrier or fender on the side of the roadway and thus preventing the accident.

The plaintiff’s evidence satisfied the trial justice that the town commissioner was not negligent, and non-suited the plaintiff. Appeal was taken to the Appellate Division and the judgment was affirmed, and the plaintiff again appealed to the Court of Appeals, where judgment was affirmed with costs.

A. E. Conner of Walton attorney for the plaintiff. Neish and Neish attorneys for the defendant town.

BACK SOLDIER BOYS BY BUYING BONDS

Those at Home Owe Duty to Men in Service

COUNTY BEHIND IN DRIVE

Three of Thirteen Banking Districts Have Passed Quota - Walton Lacks $40,000.

One hundred twenty-five Walton boys are enrolled in the nation’s service. Over eight hundred Delaware county young men have responded to their country’s call, and nearly one hundred are now with the American fighting units in France. Each day brings word that others are on their way “over there.”

The federal government has asked Delaware county to raise $839,800 as its share of the Third Liberty Loan to equip and care for these soldiers and sailors of ours. They have sacrificed all. Those at home will not fail to do their share.

Already three of the thirteen banking towns of Delaware county, Hobart, Hancock and Delhi, have gone over the top, and have oversubscribed their allotment. Hobart and Hancock were the first to win the Honor Flag. Delhi met its quota Friday and by Wednesday had subscriptions amounting to $140,000 on its allotment of $125,500. Many of the smaller communities have done great work. Lake Delaware has several stars on its honor flag. The Gerrys bought $15,000 of bonds through the local committee and the Delhi bank, which helped to swell the total. Hamden has subscribed over $15,000 on a quota of $10,000. Hancock is nearing a fifty per cent over subscription.

When the county quota has been raised a county Honor Flag will be raised at Delhi. After every county has won its Honor Flag, the state Honor Flag will be flung to the breeze at the capitol in Albany.

The representatives of the New York Liberty Loan Committee at the recent meeting in Walton asked that the various banking centers seeks to increase the number of individual subscribers over the number who took bonds of the second loan, while on the face of the reports, the loan is going slowly in some towns, it would appear that even in the towns, which have met their quota the number of subscribers is much less than it should be. Delhi had over 1200 subscribers to the second loan, while some 400 subscribers have taken bonds of the third loan through the Delhi bank.

On Thursday the Walton bank had about $75,000 taken by some 500 subscribers. The town’s quota is $117,800. For the second loan 944 subscribers took $152,550 of the bonds.

The Walton bank is expecting $10,000 of bonds in $50 and $100 denominations, which will be sold to subscribers.

Liberal terms are given to subscribers to pay for their bonds. The favored method is for the purchaser to pay five per cent with the subscription; twenty per cent on May 28; thirty-five per cent on July 18 and forty per cent on August 15. The bonds will be dated May 9, 1918, bear 4 ¼ per cent interest, and mature in 10 years. The bonds may also be paid for in weekly or monthly installments. Canvassers will visit the rural districts surrounding Walton this week and should meet a hearty response.

DELAWARE BOYS IN FRANCE

List of Soldiers “Over There” Increases Each Week.

Nearly one hundred Delaware
county boys, including eleven from
the town of Walton, are now in
France or England with the American and Canadian armies.
During the past few weeks the
movement of troops has been accelerated and hardly a day passes
without word of the safe arrival
overseas of some Delaware county
soldiers. Every branch of service,
aviation, ambulance, artillery, machine gun and infantry is represented by these men. Some already
have gone under fire.
Among the latest arrivals “over
there” are George A. Drake, Willard Dann and Donald MacGibbon,
all of Walton, who left for training camp at Camp Upton, L. I., in
February. They sailed the Thursday
before Easter. The indications are
that nearly all the sixty men who
went to Camp Upton at that time
from the two Delaware county districts were assigned to units ready
for overseas duty and either have
sailed or will soon be on their way.
The following is a list of Delaware
county boys known to be in France.
There are doubtless others whose
names the Reporter would like to
receive for publication:
Adams, Chas E., Cannonsville.
Aitken, Wm., Bovina
Ayres, Wilfred, Bovina Center.
Baker, Floyd, Hamden.
Beers, Edwin, Hancock.
Beilby, Smith G., Deposit.
Benjamin, H. G., Lew Beach.
Brown, Frank D., Delhi.
Bruce, Linn, Jr., Andes.
Bussman, Arthur, Hancock.
Calhoun, James D., Andes.
Caswell, Albert E., Sidney.
Chambers, Lieut. Bruce, Hamden. Chichester, Seth, South Kortright.
Clement, Harry, Andes.
Cooper, Chas. E., Lordville.
Cronk, Raymond L., Grand
Gorge.
Dann, Willard, Walton.
Davidson, Fletcher, Bovina Center. Day, Frank H., Sidney.
Devine, W.S., Stamford.
Dickinson, Raymond, Sidney.
Dimmick, Lieut. Harry, Margaretville. Drake, George A., Walton.
Dudley, Earl, Roxbury.
Eger, Bernard, Walton.
Faulkner, Frank L., Hancock
Felton, William, Roxbury
Finegan, Bernard, Hobart.
Finigan, George E. Apex
Franklin, Clinton, Delhi.
Fredenburg, Ray, Masonville.
Francisco, Roy, Cooks Falls.
Francisco, Wm. D., Corbett
Gardinier, Roy, Cannonsville.
Gillette, James, Walton.
Gladstone, Homer, Walton.
Gladstone, Irving, Andes.
Grant, Lieut. Donald, Hobart.
Hamilton, Andrew J., Roxbury.
Hamilton, Edward, Roxbury.
Herring, Charles B., Delhi.
Higgs, William, Sidney.
Hill, Arthur, Margaretville.
Hodges, Lieut. Harry G., Sidney
Center.
Hinckley, Frank, Hancock.
Holley, Miles H., Walton.
Hall, George N., Hancock.
Houck, Charles, Grand Gorge.
Hyatt, Wallace H., Bovina
Irvine, Clifton, Lake Delaware.
Jubar, Fred, Bloomville.
Kneer, Everett, Harvard.
Long, Frank, New Kingston.
Larkin, Robert, Sidney.
Loomis, Lieut. R. H., Sidney
Long, Harry, Sidney.
Leighton, McDonald, Walton.
Lobdell, Lawrence, Hale Eddy.
MacGibbon, Donald, Walton.
Moss, John, South Kortright.
McElhinney, Wm., Sidney.
Miller, Clark G., Bovina Center.
Miller, S. Case, North Franklin.
Moore, Donald, Walton.
Mosher, Floyd, Lew Beach.
Nesbitt, Robert, South Kortright.
North, Chas. W., Jr., Franklin Depot. Oralls, Arthur, Hancock.
Palmatier, Earl, Walton.
Patti, Joe, Margaretville.
Powell, Clyde, Sidney.
Piper, John S. Delhi.

Price, Don C., Hancock
Putman, Lieut. Arthur J., Deposit.
Reese, William, Hancock.
Richards, Herbert, N., Hancock.
Rice, Richard, Meridale.
Rowe, Elwyn, Sidney.
Schlager, Chas., Walton.
Schoonover, Leroy, Hancock.
Sherman, Ira, Hobart.
Smith, Clinton, Walton.
Smith, Henry, Sidney.
Reed, Ralph, Fleischmanns.
Shaw, Clayton, Hamden.
Snyder, Fred, Long Eddy.
Schuman, Wm. D., Roxbury.
Soules, Charles, Peakville.
Tupper, George W., Roxbury.
Travis, Ralph, Hale Eddy.
Tyler, Asa, Hancock.
Van Alstyne, Frank, Hamden.
VanDyke, Edward, Delhi.
Vernold, Harry, Deposit.
Votee, George, South Kortright.
Waldo, Lewis, Delhi.
Wilson, Capt. Fred D., Downsville. Wardell, Ivan, Franklin.
Winne, Lieut. B. A., Hancock
Woods, Halladay, Delhi.

RED CROSS NOTES

The sum of $11.50 was contributed during March to the Walton Red Cross from the following sources: Mrs. Dr. Cranston, Mrs. John Townsend, Miss Nora Seeley, The Sunday school class of Roderick Fitch.

The following knitted articles were received at the Red Cross chapter during the month of April: Walton: 18 sweaters, 4 mufflers, 4 pair wristlets, 30 pair socks, 1 helmet. Northfield: 1 pair wristlets, 3 pair socks. Rockroyal: 1 sweater, 3 pair socks.

The Red Cross has received from headquarters a request for an allotment of 200 comfort bags for use in the army. This allotment is desired to be completed at the earliest possible date. The ladies are already hard at work in the endeavor to make up the allotment.

The executive committee of the Red Cross which to express its appreciation of the kindness of Walter Knight in supplying the chapter with packing boxes; also the kindness of George Barnes in doing the carting work free of charge. These services are very gratefully received.

The pupils of Miller Avenue school organized last February as Junior Red Cross Workers. In this short time the boys and girls have made quilts and pillows for our local Red Cross society. The children have sold papers, magazines, old shoes and rubbers, giving the money to the school society. As there are now fortytwo dollars in the treasury, the Miller Avenue school has voted to give thirty-two dollars to the Senior Red Cross for the comfort kits to be made and fitted. The remaining ten dollars will be donated to the Red Cross for surgical dressings. Miller Avenue has shown her loyalty to her government in another way, by purchasing a Liberty bond.

D. & H. TRAINMAN KILLED

James L. Hand Crushed Between Cars at Schenevus.

James L. Hand of Oneonta, aged 32 years, employed as a trainman on the D. & H. railroad, was killed by the cars at Schenevus on Sunday afternoon.

The train had stopped at Schenevus to switch out crippled cars and it is believed that the unfortunate man was caught between the engine and one of the cars, although whether he slipped and made a misstep will probably never be known, as no one saw the accident. His body was found lying near the track by conductor Harlow. One arm had been severed and his head had been quite severely injured.

Mr. Hand was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Hand of Oneonta. He was formerly a brakeman on the Ulster and Delaware for about six years and entered the employ of the Delaware and Hudson about eighteen months ago.

BORDENS BACK OUT FROM PRICE FIXING

Will Not Abide by Federal Commissioner’s Finding

MAY PRICE FIXED AT $2.46

All Branches of Dairymen’s League Expected to Meet Saturday - Statement by League.

The Federal Milk Commission has fixed the price the dealers shall pay the dairymen for milk during May at $2.46 in the 150-mile freight zone for a base test of 3 per cent butter fat, with four cents a point added for the butter fat test.

Trouble ahead has appeared with the announcement Mondaythat the Borden Milk Company and a few smaller dealers had previously served notice that they would not bind themselves to pay the prices fixed by the commission for May. The local league branches have been asked to hold meetings on Saturday of this week, and it is to be hoped that some solution may be reached before then.

TheMaypricefora3percent milk in the 150 mile zone is $2.34 per hundred pounds plus a recoup of 12 cents a hundred for the loss the dairymen sustained in December as determined by the commission, a total of $2.46. As Walton is in a higher freight zone, the base rate here is $2.45 per hundred pounds. This makes the price for the month of May for the various tests from 3 to 5 percent in the Walton district as follows: 3 per cent, $2.45; 3.1 per cent, $2.49; 3.2 per cent, $2.53; 3.3 per cent $2.57; 3.4 per cent, $2.61; 3.5 per cent, $2.65; 3.6 per cent, $2.69; 3.7 per cent, $2.73; 3.8 per cent $2.77; 3.9 per cent, $2.81; 4 per cent, $2.85; 4.1 per cent, $2.89; 4.2 per cent, $2.93; 4.3 per cent; $2.97; 4.4 per cent, $3.01; 4.5 per cent, $3.05; 4.6 per cent, $3.09; 4.7 per cent, $3.13; 4.8 per cent, $3.17; 4.9 per cent, $3.21; 5 per cent, $3.25.

The Dairymen’s League has issued the following statement in reference to the action of the Borden company:

“At the meeting of the Federal Milk Commissions on Monday, April 22, notice was read showing that the Borden Farm Products and Condensed Milk Companies together with a few other smaller dealers had previously served notice that they would not bind themselves to pay the prices fixed by the Commission for May. This was the first intimation the League had received that such notice had been served.

“The Borden companies claim the reason for this repudiation of the findings of the commission is caused by the serious market condition, which makes it impossible for them to continue to pay the Commission’s prices. It is difficult to accept this explanation, however, when by the conditions of agreement under which the Commission sets the prices, all market conditions including surplus must be taken into consideration.

“It looks now as if there would be serious trouble with certain of the dealers May first. The Dairymen’s League has wished to avoid trouble because the country is at war, and because market conditions are bad. For this reason every effort has been made to allow the Federal Milk Commission to fix prices. The League went so far as to accept the price set by the Commission for April milk, which his below the cost of production. It is willing to accept the Commission’s prices for May, but, of course, cannot do so if the dealers will not also.

“As the situation now stands, responsibility for trouble rests squarely on the shoulders of certain dealers, and if the league is obliged to withhold the milk from any of the dealers May first it is likely to have the sympathy of the Federal Food Administration, which appointed the Federal Milk Commission for this district.

“The milk situation will be the chief topic of discussion at every one of the nine hundred meetings of League branches to be held this week Saturday, and it is expected that definite action will be taken at these meetings.”

“Chaos has been threatening the dairy business owing to the conservation propaganda put out by the Hoover Food Administration, the limited amount of shipping space available, and the limit of eighty per cent put upon the ice cream business, the surplus of butter, cheese and condensed milk, which are so badly needed by our allies in Europe have been piling up in this country until the load threatened to break the back of the industry.

“A commission consisting of Mr. Campbell, president of the National Milk Producers’ Association, John Mitchell, chairman of the State Food Board, Secretary Wilson, commissioner of agriculture, Dr. Porter, Commissioner of Department of Farms & Markets, President Cooper of the Dairymen’s League, Mr. Aiken, president of the National Holstein Breeders’ Association, H.C. McKenzie of Walton of the New York State Federation of Farm Bureaus, Mr. Lewis, representing the ice cream manufacturers and a representative of the New York Milk Conference Board went to Washington the 18th to see what could be accomplished with the War Department toward having dairy products put upon the American soldiers’ regular ration, and towards securing more shipping space for export.

“The commission was heard by Assistant Secretary of War Cromwell, and the commission was sent to Gen. Goethels, quartermaster general, for final hearing. This was one place in Washington where you can get a possible answer right off the bat.

“General Goethels heard the commission, and refused to add the dairy produce to the soldiers’ ration, but agreed to instruct the proper officers to allow space for export among the supplies that are shipped abroad to be sold to the army as additions to the regular rations.

“The matter was then taken up with Mr. Walcott, Hoover’s assistant on the food administration, with very gratifying results. The food board had already had this matter under consideration, and recognized that the dairymen had responded to the appeal for more food in splendid fashion, and that the matter had to be dealt with from the standpoint of a “surplus” and not of a “shortage”; and therefore, that other measures were necessary. It has been tentatively agreed that restrictions shall be removed from the manufacture of ice cream. This will take care of the output of one million cows. Also that a new food card and publicity program will immediately be put out, asking the people, in so far as possible, to save wheat and meats, and substitute butter, cheese and milk, which are the cheapest high protein foods. The measures are expected to help industry over the present emergency, and it is hoped that before another spring, shipping will be in such shape as to permit free exports of dairy produce to Europe, where they are so badly needed.

ACIDALLA SOLDIER DIES

Elmer McCullagh Succumbs to Pneumonia at Camp Upton

Elmer McCullagh, Jr. and sister, Mrs. Minard Braning, were called to Camp Upton Friday to see their brother, Elmer, who was seriously ill with pneumonia, and died Saturday night, April 20th. He was called to camp the last part of February, and was very anxious to serve his country, and did not ask to be exempted. The body was brought to Long Eddy in care of a corporal. Funeral services were held at the home of his parents Wednesday at one o’clock, and burial at the Basket cemetery near Long Eddy. He is survived by his parents, one sister, Mrs. Minard Braning and four brothers, John, Joseph, Harry and George all of Acidalia.

WILLIAMS ESTATE CLAIMS

Hearing Before Judge Raymond in Matter- Fleischmanns Case Decision.

The contest for recovering on a rejected claim in the estate of the late Henry J. Williams of Downsville was brought on for hearing in Surrogate’s Court last Monday. The claimant, Julius Stewart, was represented by A. D. Peake, and he asked to be allowed to amend the complaint by adding the sum of $200 for an alleged payment for a land contract made with the decedent. Stewart claims to have sold the contract and the purchasers paid Williams the full amount of the contract, so that the $200 he paid was improperly retained by Williams. The court allowed the amendment over the objection of E. E. Conlon, attorney for the estate, subject to proof. The original claim was $34 for work, labor and services. The claimant and others were put on the stand on his behalf, but when Stewart’s account book was offered in evidence it was not admitted because there were no witnesses present to prove the accuracy of the book. The only thing to do was to adjourn the hearing and by consent it is now set down for May 20.

On Monday Judge Raymond handed down the decision in the matter of the appeal case from Fleischmanns which has been in court on hearings several times. It was that of George P. and Frank Doolittle, as executors of the estate of Erastus D. Doolittle, against Jesse J. Hill, to recover for rentals on a house and blacksmith shop. The defendant had left his business and home, and the estate wanted the rent money. On July 31, 1916, a summons and warrant of attachment on the tools in the shop was issued by Justice Mayes. On August 10, 1916, the case came on for hearing and E. E. Howe, defendant’s attorney, asked that the complaint and attachment he vacated because not legally before the court. This was denied and defendant withdrew from the court, while the justice rendered judgment for plaintiff as claimed.

An appeal was then taken by the defendant to the county court for the relief demanded of the justice. The papers were served on the father of the defendant, Ara B. Hill, while the wife of defendant lived in the house on the premises in question, and that was shown not to be legal service. Judge Raymond holds that the service of the papers in this case did not comply with the code; proper service would have been upon the wife, by leaving a copy at the residence. The court says: “The service of the papers in this case being defective the justice acquired no jurisdiction sufficient to hear and determine the case. No complaint has been served in such manner as would entitled plaintiffs to recover without proving the claim.” The justice rendered judgment on default of the defendant.

The decision is that the judgment of the justice is reversed and the warrant of attachment is vacated.

SIDNEY SOLDIER DIES

Horace P. Beale Vitim of Pneumonia at Camp Dix.

Horace Phelps Beale of Sidney, one of the selected men, who left for Camp Dix, N. J. on Friday, April 5 died Monday in the camp hospital from pneumonia. He was 28 years of age.

Horace Beale was the only son of Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Beale of Sidney, and had been engaged in the lumber business with his father before being called for service. He had always lived a life in the open, and was apparently in robust health, when he left for camp. His father left for Camp Dix Friday and his mother received word to come at once on Sunday, and that left evening for Camp Dix.

Horace Beale was born at East Guilford, but had spent the greater part of his life in Sidney. He was a graduate of the Sidney high school and the University of Michigan. He was a clean manly fellow, popular among his comrades, and enjoying the respect of all. To the parents in the loss of a devoted son, the sympathy of the community has been extended. The body arrived in Sidney Tuesday evening.

The funeral was held Thursday afternoon at two o’clock at the family home on Avery street. The Sidney Home Guards and Masonic lodges attended in a body. Business places were closed and flags were placed at half mast.

FIRE IN PHYSICIAN’S OFFICE

Mysterious Blaze in House at Stamford.

Fire broke out Tuesday evening in the office of the home of the late Dr. C. K. McMurdy in Stamford. Mrs. McMurdy and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Lewis of Salt Lake City, Utah, who came east to attend the funeral of their son-inlaw, and another visitor were on the upper floor, when they heard a strange noise downstairs followed immediately by total darkness, when the electric lights in the house went out.

Mr. Lewis had come up from the office only a few minutes before, and on going back to investigate found the room full of smoke. Considerable damage to the house and contents was done before the flames were put out.

HORSE RAN OVER TWO MILES

Mrs. Bert Boyd and Daughter of Downsville Have Runaway.

(From our Corbett cor.)

Mrs. Bert Boyd of Downsville had a thrilling experience last Monday afternoon. Mrs. Boyd teaches one branch of the Corbett school. She has a horse, which she drives to Corbett, and returns to her home at night. She placed her five year old daughter in the wagon, and was about to get in herself, when the horse gave a quick start and ran away. Mrs. Boyd hung to the reins, and was dragged about ten rods. The horse ran about two miles, and when near Sherwood Francisco’s, one line caught in the wheel in such a manner as to draw the horse out of the road into the fence upsetting the wagon and throwing the little girl out. The child escaped with only a few slight bruises.

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