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100 Years Ago, SATURDAY, APRIL 13, 1918


What We Are Talking About at the County Hub


Changes Among the Teachers - Stepped on a Spike - Buy a Heavy Tractor.

John S. Eells, town clerk of Walton, has issued 315 dog licenses to date. Last year Mr. Eells issued nearly 400 licenses.

Dr. C. S. Gould has been appointed deputy health officer by the village board and will assume the duties of health officer until Dr. E. A. Hand is able to resume practice.

Albert Wade, street commissioner, stepped on a spike in a plank on Wednesday. The spike penetrated his shoe and entered his foot about an inch, causing an injury which will incapacitate him for a time.

Rev. C. S. Wyckoff received words Thursdays of his appointment to war work at Camp Upton, Long Island, under the national committee on churches and the moral aims of the war. The date of his departure has not been given.

Examinations for chauffeurs’ licenses were held in Oneonta Wednesday. Among those who tried the examinations were C. D. Ostrom, Fred Ganoung, C.W. McLean, W. T. Neale, George Granger and C. A. Churchill of Walton, and Vere Lakin and William Smith of Beerston.

Miss Janie Launt of Walton has been engaged as instructor in music and drawing in Walton high school in place of Miss Lucile Stevens, who will go to Dunkirk, N. Y., next year. Miss Helen Simonds, commercial teacher, will also teach in Dunkirk next year and her place has not been filled. Miss Bertha McCabe of Walton and Miss Emma Long of Youngs have been engaged as teaches in the union schools. Miss Grace Robinson of Delhi, one of the present teachers, will teach in her home town next year and Miss Mildred Frost will also leave.

The Beerston Acetate Co. has purchased a new tractor of the “caterpillar” type of the Linn Tractor corporation, Morris, N. Y., and six trailers for hauling acid wood. The trailers will carry about two and one-half cords each week and a rack on the rear of the tractor holds two cords. They will only use two trailers at once, leaving two to be loaded while two are being unloaded at the factory. Thus the tractor will be hauling about several cords per trip. The tractor and trailers were driven from the factory to Beerston by two of the tractor company’s employees, reaching their destination Sunday night.

A. J. Holmes; black team of horses ran away last Friday afternoon. Kaveda Holmes had driven to the home of S. H. Pond, Stockton avenue, and left the team in charge of young Ivan Kelley. While Holmes was gone it is thought that Kelley tried to turn the team around. The horses got beyond his control and the boy jumped out of the wagon. In front of David Alexander’s store on Bridge street the Holmes team collided with Mr. Alexander’s delivery wagon. breaking the shafts and otherwise damaging it. The runaway team turned up Delaware street and were stopped near the Boston candy store.

Ellen Hanford will be valedictorian and Elizabeth Dunham salutatorian of the graduating class of the Walton high school. There are now twenty-nine in the class and others may graduate as the results of regents. The averages of the fifteen highest members of the class are as follows: Ellen Hanford, 83.25 per cent; Elizabeth Dunham 82.25 per cent; Ralph Alexander, 79 per cent; Margaret Whitson, 78.46 per cent; Doris Scofield, 78.16 per cent; Katherine Gladstone, 77.90 per cent; Helen Knox, 77.57 per cent; Jennie Chambers, 72.58 per cent; Henrietta Rotzler, 72.21 per cent; Wilhelmina Gilbert, 72.07 per cent; Edward Schaffner, 71.47; Harold Chambers, 71.20 per cent; Hildred Haynes 70.84 per cent; Wendell Welton, 70.80 per cent; Lillian Hayes, 70.26 per cent. The ten highest take part in commencement night exercises. Ralph Alexander is the class president.

Though the day was ideal from a weather standpoint, trout fishermen as a rule had but little luck on Saturday, the opening day of the season. East Brook was the favorite resort and one man counted nearly thirty persons along the brook in the afternoon over a distance of a few miles. The best catch of the day was reported by George A. Garrison, who caught 39 nice ones up Bagley Brook, DeLancey. John S. Tuttle, who accompanied Garrison, landed about 20. H. M. and J. A. Robinson secured 21 together up the same brook. The catches up East Brook were mostly small, one of the best being that of Harry Nichols, who had a basket of 25. A. E. Woollett got 18, and William Cable, Ray Brazee and Loren Wakeman each got 12 up East Brook, while Henry Conner secured 12 in Notch Brook. Max Stern got 20 and J. Carlton Burrhus 18 in Mallory and Bagley Brooks. Vaughn North, the five-year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Everett North, set a record for many of his elders. At an early hour he hiked to Third Brook near his home, and a few hours later return with six beauties.


John E. Tuttle Struck in Back While Driving Into Barn.

(From our New Kingston cor.)

John E. Tuttle, an enterprising New Kingston young man met with a very serious accident at his home about a mile above this village last Thursday as he was driving into the barn with a load of sawdust. He bent forward so as to escape hitting the beam overhead, and as he did so the wheels struck the sill and the young man was struck a terrific blow in the back. Dr. Telford was called and found his injuries so serious that he removed him to the Kingston hospital.


Quotas for Several Towns are Less Than for Second Loan


Walton’s $117,800 and Delhi’s, $125,500 - Subscriptions Coming Rapidly - Terms of the Loan.

“Save and Buy” was the motto given by E. N. Potter, chairman for this district of the New York Liberty Loan Committee, who addressed the chairmen and members of the local Liberty Loan committees in Delaware county at Walton Hall Friday afternoon.

Mr. Potter urged the giving of greater attention to organization than in the two previous campaigns and submitted a plan for a card system of every person able to buy bonds so that the local committees could tell in a few minutes if anyone had failed to do his part.

About sixty persons were present at the meeting, including representatives from Hancock, Downsville, Delhi, Sidney, Franklin and other towns, both men and women. The ladies have organized throughout the county and will assist largely in making the canvass for the sale of the bonds.

The quotas allotted to Delaware and Sullivan counties are much smaller in most instances than in the second loan and there should be no difficulty in each community meeting its quota. The county quota is $839,800. For the second loan, also for three billions, the county allotment was $1,804,500 and the actual subscriptions were $1,483,000.

The quotas for the third loan for the banking towns of the county are given below in the first column and the quotas for the second loan in the second column are given for comparison:

Second Sub-

Third Second scripquota quota tion Andes 17,899 Delhi 125,500 241,500 271,000 Downsville 36,900 76,500 51,600 Fleischmanns 29,400 61,500 32,150 Franklin 56,000 111,000 52,200 Grand Gorge 37,600 63,000 53,800 Hancock 67,500 109,500 112,400 Hobart 51,200 51,500 69,050 Margaretville 57,300 108,000 111,500 Roxbury 37,500 66,000 66,100 Stamford 80,400 151,500 115,650 Sidney 178,900 406,500 395,000 Walton 117,800 294,000 152,550

Andes was not assigned a quota for the previous loan, the subscriptions being credited largely to the Delhi bank.

R. B. Carleton, organizer for Delaware and Sullivan counties and G. C. Jennings, in charge of Delaware county, also spoke at Friday’s meeting.

The purchaser of every bond will receive a window card 7x9 inches, which is a reproduction of the honor flag, having a space for the subscriber’s name to be written in either by the purchaser of salesman. The subscriber then will be expected to display the card in the window of his residence or business place. No matter how large or small your subscription you get the same kind of card.

An honor flag will be given each community which raises its quota. This flag is a flag 36x54 inches, with a red border and white center, and three blue stripes indicative of the Third Liberty Loan campaign. As an additional honor emblem a blue star, to be sewed into the white field, will be awarded to the community every time its quota is increased 100%.

In order that the smaller communities may be entitled to secure an honor flag a quota has been assigned to many, and any other places may be assigned a quota by applying to the nearest bank. These smaller quotas have been assigned as follows:

For the banking town of Delhi: Bovina, $6,000; Bovina Center, $1,000; Bloomville, $8,000; Meredith, $2,000; Davenport, $9,000.

For the banking town of Downsville: Colchester and Pepacton, $3,000 each.

For the banking town of Hancock: Cooks Falls, $6,000.

For the banking town of Margaretville: Arkville, $6,000; Arena, $5,000; Halcottville, $5,000.

For the banking town of Stamford: Kortright, $6,000; South Kortright, $1,000; Harpersfield, $3,000.

For the banking town of Sidney: Masonville, $9,000.

For the banking town of Walton: Hamden, $10,000; DeLancey, $5,000.

There were 5,561 subscribers in Delaware County to the Second Liberty Loan and it is hoped and expected that the subscribers to the third loan will number 10,000, or one out of every four persons.

Walton had 944 subscribers to the second loan. To meet its share and have an oversubscription there should be 1,500 subscribers to $175,000 of the bonds.

The Third Liberty Loan is for three billion dollars at 4 1/4 per cent interest. The bonds mature in ten years and a sinking fund of five per cent is provided for. Bonds will be dated May 9, 1918. Payments may be made as follows: 5 per cent with subscription: 20 per cent payable May 28, 1918; 35 per cent payable July 18, 1918; 40 per cent payable August 15, 1918, or on any other installment date. It is expected that bonds will be available for immediate delivery to those who wish to pay in full at the time of subscription.

CALL FOR 150,000 MEN

Selected Men Leave for Camp Dix Last Week in April.

Provost Marshal General Crowder has ordered the mobilization of 150,000 selected men to begin April 26 and continue for a five-day period.

While no official word has been received by the local board prior to Thursday noon from the adjutant general’s office in Albany, unofficial advices are that eleven men will be ordered for the first or Delhi district and twelve from the second or Walton district. They will go the Camp Dix, N. J.

Every indication points to the speeding up of the shipment of men from the training camps to France, and it is expected during the summer 100,000 to 150,000 will be sent monthly to the training camps. Many of the men who left the country last fall for training camps have already sailed or are at port of embarkation camps. The call in the Delhi district will take men with order numbers around 70 and in the Walton district with order numbers around 900.


Company Fails to Make Its 2 Per Cent Dividend by $184,887.

New York, Ontario and Western Railway company, according to the annual report issued Tuesday, failed to earn its 2 per cent dividend by $184,887. In 1916 the dividend of 1 per cent was earned with a surplus of $259,300. Net income for 1917 was $977,467, compared with $839,581 in the preceding year. While the income was $184,887 below the outgo in the form of dividends, the report showed that the income account did not contain the sum of $637,500 received from coal properties. It was explained that this amount was applied to an antecedent interest debt, and would not be counted as current income until the accrued interest has been wiped out.


Several Changes Made in Delhi Quota at Last Moment.

There were a number of changes in the draft increment from the first Delaware county district, or Delhi district, from the list originally published, as the board deferred calling several men, who were employed on farms. There were no changes in the Walton district. Five men registered in the Walton district, but living in New York, inducted into service through boards in that city, and sent to Camp Upton, though credited to the Walton board. Henry Hornbeck of Harpersfield, one of the alternates called, ask to be inducted into service at once, and was sent to Camp Dix Friday with the twenty other men, who left here. Their district, and twentyseven from Walton, including the six men inducted into service elsewhere. The men from here were furnished with sweaters by the Red Cross chapter. There was a large crowd assembled at the depot to bid the boys goodbye.

The men who left Walton and Delhi Friday are given below:

First District.

Bartholomew, Carl S., DeLancey.

Clark, William F., Hobart.

Crosby, Howard, Stamford.

Davis, Ernest D., New Kingston.

Dunn, John L., Hancock.

DeGeorge, Salvadore, Jersey City.

German, Roscoe, L., Roxbury.

Gemmel, Robert E., Delhi.

Gray, Samuel M., Downsville.

Hosier, Fred, Kelley Corners.

Jagger, Ivan D., Cooks Falls.

Kaplan, Daniel, Fleischmanns.

Lewis, Harold A., Stamford.

Miller, Chas. H., Downsville.

Parks, Fred, Lew Beach

Peck, Raymond W., Hancock.

Rockafeller, Silas J., Bovina Center.

Rosa, Ralph, Cooks Falls.

Shea, Guy Fenton, Long Eddy.

Skinner, Lewis A., Shinhopple.

Vaubel, Arthur, Stamford.

Vrooman, Henry, Stamford.

Warren, Charles A., Downsville.

Second District.

Brown, Howard J., Walton.

Bramwell, Edward, Franklin.

Beale, Horace, Sidney.

Couse, Jesse, Colliersville.

Clark, George C., Walton.

Colvin, Samuel, Beerston.

Crook, Atwood, Hamden.

Ferguson, Arthur, Sidney.

Ferris, Clifford E., Stamford.

DeCotis, Frank, New York.

Griffin, Glendy, Walton.

Giannandrea, Henry, New York.

Hall, Walter J., Davenport.

Houck, Leon E., Walton.

Hornbeck, Henry A., Harpersfield.

LaFrano, Nicholas, Walton.

Launt, James, Sidney.

Lastinia, Joseph, Long Island City.

Meagley, Albert, Cadosia.

Menore, Joseph, Long Island City.

Peake, Wesley, Rock Rift.

Pannero, Giovanno, Norwich.

Rose, George, Sidney.

Rose, Orra, Jefferson.

Stafford, Fred J., Bainbridge.

Smith, Ira F., Franklin.


Positions Secured by Graduates of Oneonta Normal.

Among the students of the Oneonta Normal who graduate in June the following in this section have secured positions for next year. Margueritte E. Woolerton of Walton, at Huntington, L. I. Marjorie E. Albee, Roscoe at Huntington; Gladys L. Birdsall of Unadilla and Bessie A. Austin of Gloversville, at Delhi; Gertrude E. Cunningham of Sidney, Hazel J. Evans of Franklin and Calla B. Geer of Hancock, at Endicott; Louise Hanes, Oneonta, at Sidney; Mabel S. Hulbert, Shavertown, at Southhampton; Emma L. Long, of Youngs, at Walton; Marion E. Ogden, Franklin at Stamford; Katherine V. Pierce, Stamford, at Sayville, L. I.; Margueritte E. Shaw, Downsville, at Chatham; Harrison E. Terry, Otego, at Roscoe; Lila W. Zorn, Hobart, at Castleton.


Prominent Sidney Man Stricken With Heart Failure Friday


Exertion While Directing work Overtaxed His Strength - Well Known in Masonic Circles.

In the sudden death of Frank H. McKinnon last Friday morning, April 5, Sidney loses one of the most prominent citizens, a man long connected with the industrial and civic life of the community.

Mr. McKinnon was stricken with heart failure, while engaged in loading a car of mine ties, and was dead when found. He was 63 years of age.

He had been assisting in loading mine ties into a box car on the D. & H. siding near Grand street, Sidney. On leaving home that morning he had jokingly remarked to his wife that he guessed he would have to earn a dollar himself that morning, as help was so scarce he might have to assist the men. He was directing the loading of ties, and while awaiting a load he was working inside the car. Shortly after 11 o’clock William Cole drove up to the car with a load of ties, and not seeing Mr. McKinnon, went into the car, and found that Mr. McKinnon had suddenly died. Medical aid was summoned, and Dr. L. M. Day, who responded, said that Mr. McKinnon had probably been dead about 20 minutes and assigned heart trouble as the cause of death. Mr. McKinnon had suffered from this weakness for a long period, though able to attend the daily routine of life. Mrs. McKinnon was just preparing to leave for Walton to attend the Liberty Loan meeting as chairman of the Woman’s Committee of Delaware county, when the news was brought to her.

The funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon at the family home on Main street, Sidney, conducted by Rev. O. T. Fletcher, pastor of the Congregational church of Sidney. The committal services by Norwich Commandery, No 46, Knight Templars, were observed at the house, the Prelate Rev. H. R. McMellan, officiating. The bearers were selected from the Knight Templars.

Mr. McKinnon was District Deputy Grand Master of the sixteenth Masonic district, and had long been prominent in Masonic circles. He was one of the organizers and charter members of Sidney Lodge No. 803 F. & A. M.; a member of Unadilla Chapter No. 178, R. A. M. of Unadilla and of Norwich Commandery.

Frank McKinnon was born in the town of Masonville, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Archibald McKinnon. He was the last survivor of the family, his two brothers, Dr. John McKinnon and Archie McKinnon, dying several years ago in the middle west. In 1884 he was united in marriage to Miss Mary L. Baumes, daughter of the late Judge J. R. and Mrs. Baumes, a union that was blessed with mutual devotion and happiness. Mrs. McKinnon survives her husband.

In the early 90s Mr. McKinnon represented the town of Masonville on the board of supervisors. Together with Mr. Hickock, he built the Hotel Sidney, recently destroyed by fire, and was the first proprietor, when the hotel was opened in 1885. He was interested in many public enterprises, and was a large stockholder in the Sidney Water company.

Mr. McKinnon had a faculty of making and keeping friends and word of his sudden death was learned with regret by hundreds throughout the section.


Items of Interest About Men in the Army and Navy.

Clyde Sanford of Franklin, who enlisted in the Signal Corps some time ago, has been called to New York city.

Ray and Lynn Butler of the old First Ambulance Corps at Camp Wadsworth, S. C., have been enjoying a furlough at their home in Sidney.

Lester A. Peake and Edward C. Eberle of Hancock, whose enlistment was mentioned last week, joined the Marine Corps instead of the navy as stated.

Corporal George Tupper of Roxbury, who has been in training at Camp Upton with the Signal Corps, is on his way to “Somewhere in France.”

Ernest W. Callahan of Camp Green, S. C. has been at his home in Davenport on a ten-day furlough, called there by the death of his grandfather, Ira Green.

Mrs. S. Case Miller of North Franklin has received word of the safe arrival in France of her husband, who joined the Red Cross transportation service. Mr. Miller is 48 years of age.

Sergeant Francis Cook, Corporal Harold Randall and Cook Clifford Randall of the Ammunition Supply Train at Camp Wadsworth, S. C., were recent visitors at their homes in Hancock, while on a ten-day furlough.

Harry York, manager of the A. & P. store in Sidney, has enlisted in the Y. M. C. A. war work, and has passed the two preliminary examinations for a secretaryship. The third examination will take place at Washington in the near future.

Kenneth L. Bush of Cadosia has enlisted in the Coast Artillery division of the army at the Middletown recruiting station, and Willard O. Unkenholz of Livingston Manor, has enlisted in the infantry. Both have been sent to Fort Slocum.

Homer Gladstone, son of Harry Gladstone of Colchester Mountain, has been transferred from Camp Dix, N. J., to Camp Merritt, N. J., and will soon be “over there.” Myron DuBois went to Camp Merritt the first of the week to see his cousin before he sailed.

Sergeant Leo Flynn of Co. F, 107th Infantry, has been home from Camp Wadsworth, S. C., on a furlough. Private Otho Stern of the Mounted Police Force at Camp Dix, visited his parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Stern, the latter part of the week while on a short furlough.

Harry R. Topping of North Harpersfield, who has been doing state road work at Hornell and Palryma, N. Y., as a civil engineer, was home last week. He is preparing to go with the Heavy Artillery at Fort Hamilton some time this week. –North Harpersfield correspondent.

Lieutenant Charles D. Kayser, of the Medical Corps who was stationed in Walton last summer with Company C of the 71st Regiment, has been promoted to the rank of captain and assigned to the 105th Machine Gun Battalion at Camp Wadsworth, S. C., as medical officer.

Clarence Peck of Masonville, who has been employed in the hospital in Binghamton for some time past, came home last week to bid his friends good bye before going to the army training camp. He left Binghamton on Wednesday for the training camp at Philadelphia.-Masonville Cor.

Everett T. Johnson, a nephew of game protector F. O. Bowen of Hancock, recently passed through that village on a troop train, while on his way, it is believed, to a port of embarkation. Johnson, whose home is in Forest City, Pa., is with the Supply Company of the 18th Field Artillery.

Howard Doyle of Hancock has been inducted into service in the 52nd Engineers, railroad regiment at Camp Upton, L. I., through the Delhi local board. John H. Bramley of Delhi, clerk of the Delhi local board, has had his application of reenlistment in the gas defense branch of the Medical Department favorably acted upon and left Tuesday for the training school at Astoria, Long Island.

Earl W. Smith of Sidney Center left for camp Dix, N. J., last Friday with the Chenango county contingent of selected men. Clarence Winegard, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Winegard of Sidney, who has been employed in the Kayser silk mill in Brooklyn, left this week for Camp Upton with a contingent of selected men form Brooklyn. He was for several years an employee of the Kayser mill in Sidney.

William Higgs and Raymond Dickenson of the 8th Co. Coast Artillery, William McElhinny, H. D. G. Dept., 5th Regiment, U. S. Marines, and Everett Kneer and Arthur Oralls of the Field Artillery are among the Delaware county boys now in France whose names were omitted in the list published in the Reporter last week. Higgs, Dickinson and McElhinny are from Sidney while Kneer and Oralls enlisted from Harvard. Higgs and Dickinson reached France two weeks ago while McElhinney has been there since last summer.

Ernest Hager of Stamford, of the Aviation Crops of the army, was at home on a short furlough over Sunday. He is now located at Garden City, L. I. Henry Sterk who was with the Naval reserves at Pelham Bay, has been ordered abroad one of the destroyers. John W. Hanford of Albany, a former Stamford boy, has enlisted in the naval reserves and leaves for Boston on Tuesday of this week. He will have a number of weeks training at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and expects an assignment in the inspection department of the aviation service.


Delos Green of Meridale Succumbs to Pneumonia.

Delos Green of Meridale died Thursday, April 11, at Camp Upton of pneumonia. He was about 24 years of age, a grandson of Hon. Delos Mackey, and was well known throughout this section. The deceased was one of the men, who went with last month’s contingent of drafted men from this county. The body will be brought to Meridale for burial.

Bonds on the Installment Plan.

The government strongly advises paying for Liberty bonds out of current savings and as an aid to that end has arranged a schedule extending over a period of four months to enable everyone to buy a Liberty bond.

A $100 bond can be bought for $5.00 down; $20 payable May 28, $35 July 18, $40 August 15.

A $500 bond requires $25 down, $100 May 28, $175 July 18 and $200 Aug. 15. Double these payments for $500 bond and you have the amounts required for a $1,000 bond.

The buyer on the installment plan will get interest at the rate of 4 1/4 per cent on his payments. He will pay interest at the same rate on his deferred payments, but will get this back when he cashes his first coupon, so in actual working he gets interest at 4 1/4 per cent on each installment from time of payment and the interest he pays on deferred payments is returned him when the first coupon on the bonds becomes payable.


Back at Front after Being Gassed by German Shells.

Dr. C. R. Woods of Delhi received a letter this week from his son, Halladay Woods, dated the early part of March. The censor had used his scissors freely, and but little of the letter was left. From other letters received from his son, Dr. Wood has learned that Hal’s injuries of a few weeks ago were more serious than at first reported. Halladay Woods was in charge of a party repairing the barb wire entanglements in front of the British trenches. The noise made by one of the party in pulling the wire, gave their location away to the enemy, and the Germans opened fire with gas shells. Hal Woods’ hands had been badly cut on the wire, and before he could adjust his gas mask, he was overcome by the gas. He was confined for some time in the hospital, and as blood poisoning set in from the cuts on his hands, it was feared that one or more fingers would have to be amputated, but the members were saved by skillful surgery. Hall is now back with his regiment, and is doubtless in the thick of the fight against the Huns.


Percy Turner Injured in Accident at Cadosia.

(From our Hancock cor.)

Percy Turner, an O. & W. brakeman, was thrown from a box car in Cadosia yard last Thursday, April 4th, and was quite badly shaken up, but not seriously injured. He will be laid up for a few days, however.


Few Changes in Assignments Made at Conference.

Rev. J. C. Coddington of Highland is the new pastor of the Walton M. E. church, the assignment being made at the close of the New York conference in Newburgh, Monday. Rev. B. M. Denniston, who has been pastor here goes to Saugerties. Mr. Coddington was at one time located at Hancock. Among the assignments of pastors are the following of interest in this section:

New Kingston district, R. E. Bell, superintendent: Andes, S. Bullen; Arena, Edward Williams: Bloomville, W. B. Chandler; Catskill, A. G. Feare; Delhi, D. H. Piper; Fleischmanns, D. N. F. Blekeley; Franklin, G. E. Robinson; Harpersfield, H. Thompson; Hobart, Alfred M. Wilkins; Jefferson, E. C. Tamblyn; Kingston, Clinton Ave., G. M. Cranston; St. James, T. H. Baragwanath; Trinity, P. C. Weyant; Margaretville, E. N. Hubbard; Revena, O. A. Merchant; Round Top, R. L. Mauterstock; Roxbury, W. L. Comstock; Saugerties, B. M. Denniston; Stamford, E. E. Hart; Treadwell, L. E. Travis; Walton, J.C. Coddington; Woodstock, E. C. Libby.

Newburgh district, F. H. Deming, superintendent; Cooks Falls, J. P. Carley; Cannonsville, supplied; Deposit, C. E. Rignall; Downsville, H. D. Chase; East Branch, R. A. Kilburn; Ellenville, J. E. Appley; Equinunk, G. W. Budd; Fish’s Eddy, L. Terwilliger; Goshen, C. A. Dann; Hancock, Herbert Hazzard; Highland, F. A. Coons; Livingston Manor, J. A. Hurn; Marlboro, Robert Knapp; Newburgh, Grace G. A. MacDonald; St. John’s, F. W. Young; Trinity, J. A. Hartsock; Trout Creek, W. L. Wood, supply; Tuxedo, Eli Quick; Walden, W. H. Lofthouse; Washingtonville, J. H. Lincoln.

New York district, Wallace Mc- Mullen, superintendent; Canaan, A. H. Nesbitt; Morsemere, Yonkers, P. St. John Colman; Dobbs Ferry, R. Q. Tarbox, Rev. T. B. Young of New York, formerly a pastor of the Walton church, sails soon for France, in Y. M. C. A. work.


S. H. Chubb Shows Nature Prodigal Even to City Dwellers.

The seventh lecture course number by S. H. Chubb, of the American Museum of Natural History, on Tuesday, April 9th, was well attended. Those who came felt the unique quality of the lecture as though one had for a time been admitted behind the scenes of Birdland. A real humanizing influence it was.

When Mr. Chubb scaled ladders to view the domestic arrangements of sparrow hawks in the brick walls of New York apartment houses and carefully removed the young for their daily photographs; or when he waded waist deep for hours in the swamps of upper New York to photograph in various amazing poses the three visiting American egrets that rested for a time within hailing distance of the subway, one felt impressed with the need for eyes to see and patience to interpret if one would learn how prodigal nature is even to city dwellers.

The pictures were most unusual, revealing the haunt of the kingfisher, the feeding grounds of the junco and the speaker’s intimate daily acquaintance with feathered folk.

Davenport Play a Success

(From our Davenport cor.)

The play “Valley Farm,” given at Davenport for the benefit of the Red Cross branch there, last Thursday and Friday, was well rendered, and was considered one of the best ever given there. Each part was most efficiently rendered, reflecting great credit on our local talent. The proceeds were $155.60. Those in charge are grateful to those who assisted in any way.

Supervisors in Special Session.

A special meeting of the board of supervisors was held in the supervisors’ rooms in Delhi on Thursday evening of this week, to take action upon the erection of a tuberculosis hospital for the county upon the site which has been selected by the county and approved by the Department of Health.

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