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100 Years Ago, SATURDAY, AUGUST 10, 1918


What We Are Talking About at the County Hub


More Books Wanted for Soldiers - Trucks and Other Autos Have Mishaps - Planting Trout.

Fifteen cans of fingerling brook trout were received in Walton Monday from the Margaretville hatchery and were distributed in nearby trout streams.

The fourth Liberty Loan campaign will be held September 28 to October 19. The particulars of the loan have not been issued, but it will probably be for six billion dollars at 4 ½ per cent.

The present war taxes on tobacco, cigars and cigarettes will be largely increased under the proposed new tax bill now before Congress. On some items of the schedule the tax imposes three times the existing schedule.

Frank Furey, while working on the town highways on East Brook Tuesday, fell and fractured a rib. William Reside, who works for Percy Jackson, Frear Hollow, was thrown from the seat of a milk wagon Wednesday and broke the bone on his ring finger on his right hand and also fractured a rib. Dr. W. R. Gladstone attended both men.

Henry Tripp of Beers Brook caused the arrest Monday of Edwin Davis, his wife, their son, Charles Davis, and daughter, Hattie Sprague, on a charge of assault. The case came before Justice R. L. Shaw Tuesday, but was adjourned a week to give the defendants an opportunity to secure counsel. Mr. Tripp alleges that he was attacked by the four members of the Davis family when he went to their home to leave a paper from Justice C. D. Ostrom.

The office of H. M. Robinson, secretary of the Walton fair association, will be open beginning Monday, August 19th to receive entries. August 30 is the last day for receiving entries, except for the horse races. The Downsville band has been engaged for each day of the fair, as the Walton band has gone out of existence owing to the large number of its members who have been called into service. Twelve hundred premium books have been sent out.

Frank Higbie left J. J. Elwood’s auto delivery truck standing on the hill in front of Vincent White’s, Mt. Pleasant, Tuesday afternoon, while he was delivering some groceries. The brakes failed to hold and the car started down the hill and went over the bank in front of Dr. G. H. Nellis’ home. It did not tip over so no damage was done. It was run across the field to North street on its own power. An automobile truck driven by Chas. Clow of Trout Creek collided with a curbstone back of Mastro’s barber shop last Saturday afternoon, when the driver attempted to make a short turn into the driveway. The front axle was badly bent. Monday evening while Mrs. C. N. Peake was turning her car around close to the junction of the state road and the river road near the Beerston bridge, she backed the machine over the small bank and into a cornfield. No damage was done.

The total sales of War Savings Stamps and Thrift Stamps in Delaware county on August first amounted to $292,455.70, or about one-third of the quota of $20 per capita allotted to the county to sell before January 1, 1919. The per capita sale for the county is $6.35. The sales in Walton fell off during the last two weeks of the month and the town is now in eighth place for the best per capita sales. The total sales for the nineteen towns on August 1 was as follows: Delhi, $45,931.25; Stamford, $30,912.50; Sidney, $46,973.50; Tompkins, $15,190; Middletown, $29,151; Andes, $14,839; Roxbury, $16,495.50; Walton, $32,502; Franklin, $9,851.25; Hancock, $18,889; Davenport, $5,213.51; Colchester, $10,478; Kortright, $5,047.25; Hamden, $4,198.50; Bovina, $1,952.25; Masonville, $2,197.25; Meredith, $1,908; Harpersfield, $541.25; Deposit, $183.50. The small sales in the last two towns are due to the fact that most of the sales are made at post offices or banks outside of the county.

The Ogden Free Library has received a request from the American Library Association’s Headquarters in Washington for more books from this community for men overseas. The appeal from Washington states that new novels and good Western stories, whether new or old, are most needed. Books by Zane Grey, Rex Beach, Jack London, Ralph Connor, Owen Wister and O. Henry are very popular. The Ogden Free Library will receive and forward all suitable books that are turned in. It urges the friends of the soldiers and sailors, many of whom have already responded most generously, to give more books. The books go on the decks of transports in cargo vessels and in naval vessels. Those that go on the decks of transports are open so that the men may have reading matter for use on the voyage. All these books are gathered together again, however, replaced in the cases and delivered to the proper officials in France. In France the books are distributed by an experienced librarian representing the American Library Association. Most of them go to Y. M. C. A., Red Cross and Salvation Army huts, hospitals and canteens; others go directly to chaplains and officers.


Mrs. H. W. Retz, Mrs. P. M. Hanford and Edwin L. Guild Were Elected Trustees.

Nine persons at the annual school meeting of the Walton union school Tuesday evening adopted a budget calling for the expenditure of $41,650. At the annual election Wednesday only eleven votes were cast, of which Mrs. H. W. Retz received ten. Mrs. Platt M. Hanford and Edwin L. Guild eight each, and Roderick Fitch seven. Mrs. Retz, Mrs. Hanford and Mr. Guild were declared elected. The budget is as follows: Administration, $725; Instruction, $26,875; operation of plant, $6,165; capital outlay, $1,650; maintenance of plant, $570; debt service, $4,240; total $41,650. The estimated receipts are $8,400, leaving $33,250 to be raised by tax. The board of education has voted to supply free text books in the grades hereafter.


Expect Action for Registration of Men in September


Estimates Place at That Number Men Physically Qualified for Service in First Class.

The War Department has recommended that the draft ages be changed to include all men from 18 to 45 years of age, inclusive, and a bill to that effect has been introduced in Congress. The recent draft ages are 21 to 31 inclusive.

The measure as introduced in Congress Monday was accompanied by an urgent recommendation from Provost Marshal General Crowder that it be enacted without delay and a suggestion that September 5 next might be fixed as registration day for approximately 13,000,000 men throughout the country.

Unless immediate steps are taken to provide additional men, General Crowder said, the weekly registration of men as they attain 21 years will be necessary to fill the draft quotes after September 1, when only 100,000 of the 1918 registrants in Class I will be available.

The bill would amend the present selective draft act so as to require the registration of all men between 18 and 20 years and 32 and 45, inclusive. While the number of men in the latter classes would total 10,280,973, General Crowder estimates the total number who would be eligible for class I would only be 601,236, owing to exemption for dependents or industrial or physical reasons. Between 18 and 20 years his estimates show that 3,171,771 would register, while 1,787,609 men would be eligible for Class I. About three million men are now in service, of which number over 1,300,000 are in France.

Secretary of War Baker said the draft bills, as they will be submitted to congress, will provide that the President be authorized to call the men by classes, but, he added, it is not the intention of the administration to call the men of the 18 and 19 class until the older men have been summoned. Under the President’s power to call out men by years, if 1,000,000 additional men were needed it would not be necessary for him to call out all men between 18 to 21. He could call out only those between 20 and 21.

It is possible that if the bill passes all voluntary enlistments will cease, and men for both the army and navy will be inducted through the machinery of the selective draft.

Andes to Have National Bank.

David Ballantine has sold his banking business in Andes to Charles E. Hulbert of Downsville, who will open a National Bank there. The sale includes the bank building. Mr. Ballantine, as a merchant and banker, has been in business in Andes for fifty-two years, and for forty-six years has been connected with the banking business. The new National Bank will be capitalized for $25,000. W. C. Oliver and other Andes business men will be interested in the new institution.

Hottest Day in Years.

Wednesday, August 7, was the hottest day in years. Thermometers in Walton registered from 90 to 100 in the shade and the large thermometer in front of More’s drug store, partially in the sun, touched 120 degrees. Tuesday and Monday the thermometer registered from 92 to 95 degrees in the shade.


Class of 1918 Registrants Among Those Called


Twenty-four go to Fort Slocum, Ten to Syracuse and Four to Camp Upton.

Thirty-eight men from the two Delaware county districts entered training camps this week. Eighteen were from the Walton district and twenty from the Delhi district.

Delhi District.

Thirteen men left Delhi Monday for Fort Slocum were they have entered army training and will be used to fill out regular army units. The thirteen were are follows:

Adee, Gordon W., New Kingston.

Fletcher, Eno O., Shavertown.

Hubbell, Loren, Halcottville.

Joslyn, Clarence Lester, Grand Gorge.

Jones, Herman, South Kortright.

Moseman, Edgar, Fleischmanns.

Miller, Mural Oliver, Andes.

Roney, William A., Andes.

Rhinebeck, Floyd H., Fishs Eddy.

Schofield, Edric W., Granton.

Smith, Harold, Dunraven.

VanDusen, Edward, Shavertown.

Wright, John Edmund, South Kortright.

The five limited service men sent to Syracuse were:

Clum, George William, Arena.

Hitt, Luton, Horton.

Hanstine, George Wm., Hancock.

Jones, Charlie, Grand Gorge.

Merrill, Herman Nathan, Roscoe.

The Delhi local board sent the following two colored registrants to Camp Upton Saturday:

Hackney, John, Cooks Falls.

Richardson, Grover, Binghamton.

Walton District.

Eleven men, eight of them in the 1918 draft, were sent to Fort Slocum Monday in response to a call received Saturday by the local board:

Bouton, Claud, Meridale.

Brinkman, Elmer O., Franklin.

Bartow, Howard M., Walton.

Beames, Earl Erastus, Delhi.

Gladstone, Kenneth V., Walton.

Garlow, Floyd A., Sidney.

Gransbury, Floyd, Walton.

Howard, Eugene E., Beerston.

LaFrano, Charles, Walton.

Morton, Merritt E., Sidney.

Sutton, Thomas James, Sidney.

Two colored registrants were sent from the district to Camp Upton, L. I., Saturday. They were:

Belcher, Clinton, Hamden.

Wood, Samuel, Franklin.

Five limited service men were sent to the army station in Syracuse Monday for training as guards and firemen at ports of embarkation. The men sent were:

Bryant, Binn H., Sidney.

Franks, Paul, Rockroyal.

Merchant, Lynn, Sidney.

McLean, Harry J., Beerston.

Yendes, George, Walton.

Daily Newspaper to be Smaller.

The War Industries Board has ordered a marked reduction in the size of daily and Sunday newspapers. This is a very proper move. With a prospective shortage of print paper for daily newspapers to go on wasting space with news of summer resorts and that sort of piffle it was high time for something to be done.

The order calls for a reduction of from 15 to 20 per cent in size. Most of the Sunday editions could be cut one-half and the public suffer no loss. Competition has made newspapers bring out feature after feature all requiring increased consumption of print paper.

The order also requires the cutting off of free exchanges, sample copies and the discontinuance of subscriptions after time paid for has expired. Weekly newspapers are not included in the order but it will not be surprising if later on regulations governing them will not also be put into effect.


Contests for Republican Assembly and Sheriff Nominations, Chief source of Interest.

Tuesday, August 6, was the last day for filing the designated petitions for the fall primary, September 3. The petitions for county officers in the principal parties were as follows:

Democratic County judge, Lewis F. Raymond, of Franklin; member of assembly, J. Clark Nesbitt, of Bloomville; sheriff, John H. Caswell, Margaretville; coroner, Dr. E. Ray Gladstone, Walton; member of state committee, Dr. George L. Hubbell, Hobart.

Republican: County judge, Andrew J. MacNaught, Stamford; member of assembly J. Clark Nesbitt of Bloomville and Lincoln R. Long of New Kingston; sheriff, Howard S. Hall and Wallace L. Vandermark, both of Delhi, member of state committee, Everett Axtell, Masonville.

Prohibition: County judge, Lewis F. Raymond of Franklin and Andrew J. McNaught of Stamford; member of assembly J. Clark Nesbitt of Bloomville and Lincoln R. Long of New Kingston; sheriff, Jay Frisbee, Andes.

From the above it will be seen that the principal primary contests are for the Republican nomination for member of assembly and sheriff, and the Prohibition nomination for county judge and member of assembly. The Prohibition county committee endorsed Mr. Nesbitt for assemblyman, but Mr. Long also had a petition circulated and his name will appear on the Prohibition ballot. The only contest for member of the county committee is in the Republican party in the 5th district of Sidney, between Henry B. Sewell and Clarence Bird.

Ask Doctors to Enlist.

All the Walton physicians were in Delhi Monday to attend a meeting of the doctors in the county, called by Dr. William Ormiston, county chairman of the Medical Volunteer Corps. The government is taking steps to mobilize all physicians for civil or military duty and the doctors were asked to sign one of two blanks, one for enlistment for active service in the Medical Reserve Corps and the other in the Volunteer Medical Service Corps. By joining the volunteers Corps the physician binds himself to go where the government directs in civil work. Dr. W. G. Smith of Walton has applied for a commission in the Medical Reserve Corps.

The Fourth in France.

Howard Shepard of Walton, of the Medical Detachment, 58th C. A. C., in a letter dated July 7, writes that he is located fourteen miles from the city of Limoges. Describing the celebration of the Fourth of July, he writes: “The French decorated the street with French and American flags. At one place there was a sign, “God save our friends, the Americans.” In the morning the major and other commanding officers gave speeches. In the afternoon there was a baseball game between two companies.

Through Three Gas Attacks.

Letters received this week from Willard Dann, son of the Mr. and Mrs. Frank Dann, of Walton, who is in France with Company D, 305th Machine Gun Battalion, states that he has been in the front line trenches has gone through three gas attacks. The 77th Division, to which the 305th belongs, was for a time brigaded with the British, but has not taken over a sector of the front. George A. Drake and Donald Mac- Gibbon, two other Walton boys, are in the same company.


Earl Dudley and Charles Lanzner Give Lives for Country


Sergeant Robert Reeser of Sidney and Clarence Hathaway of Cannonsville in Casualty Lists.

Earl Dudley, son of Mrs. Clara Dudley of Roxbury, is the second Delaware county boy to sacrifice his life on French battlefields. His mother received word Monday that Earl was instantly killed on June 26. He is the first Roxbury boy to give his life for his country.

Earl Dudley was about 18 years of age. He enlisted in the Marine Corps in April, 1917, shortly after war was declared and went overseas with the 5th regiment of Marines, first among the American expeditionary forces. The Marines have been in the front of the fighting near Chateau Theirry and it was doubtless in this sector that the young man was killed.

The spirit which animated him is well indicated in the words he spoke to a Roxbury a short time before he went to enlist: “I am going now and I want to get where I can make good and then I will be happy. Oh, I wish I was now in the firing line with the Stars and Stripes, then I would show them that Delaware county was willing to do her share.”

Mrs. Charles Lanzner of Walton received word Saturday that her husband, Sergeant Charles Lanzner, died in France from wounds on July 17th, 1918. Sergeant Lanzner was stationed at Walton last summer with company C. of the 71st Regiment, and when they returned to New York he was transferred to Co. A., 165th U. S. Inf., in the Rainbow Division and left for France, Nov. 12. He leaves a wife and a five-weeks-old baby daughter. Mrs. Lanzner was formerly Miss Cora Jennings, and is making her home with her aunt, Mrs. W. R. Mains, 8 Brook street, Walton.

Sergeant Robert W. Reeser of Company A, 108th Machine Gun Battalion, whose home is in Sidney, was severely wounded in action on July 15, according to word received by his wife from the war department Saturday. A letter received by Mrs. Reeser Tuesday stated that he was in the hospital in Paris and had been wounded in the right shoulder; that he had undergone an operation and was about to be moved to a base hospital. Sergeant Reeser was a member of Company A., Fourth Regiment, Pennsylvania National Guard, at Hamburg, Pa., and was transferred to Co. A., 105th Machine Gun Battalion, which was trained with the Pennsylvania or 28th Division at Camp Hancock, Augusta, Georgia. His wife is employed in the Kayser mill in Sidney. Lynn Baker and Harold King, two other Sidney men, are in the same company. The Pennsylvania division is one of the eight American army divisions which has been in the thick of the fight in the Soissons-Rheims salient.

Harvey Hathaway of Cannonsville has received word that his son, Corp. Clarence Hathaway, had been wounded while in action and has been in a hospital in France for several weeks. No particulars were given. Corporal Hathaway is in the Marine Corps.

Captured a Carrier Pigeon.

(From our Livingston Manor cor.)

About a month ago a pigeon was seen to light on the roof of the Gray grist mill in Jacktown. Some one shot at the bird, hitting it and it fell to the ground with a broken wing. Donald Gray, grandson of J. F. Sherwood picked the bird up and it was found to be a carrier pigeon with the usual two bands on the right leg, the lower one numbered as follows: “L. B. 189291,” the upper band being of brass and plain. On the birds left leg is a band with the inscription: “A. J. – E. 9127.” The pigeon is dove colored. Mr. Sherwood has kept the bird, which is very tame. There was no message, and the pigeon cannot fly.


Hay harvest Ended and All Are Planning Now on the Big Walton Fair.

(From our Loomis cor.)

This week will probably see the haying season of 1918 come to a close, and many farmers differ as to the greatness of the crop. Some have more than last year, many much less. Nevertheless, as a whole, it has fallen behind the 1917 crop for the frost in June hurt the growth, and fewer hay stacks will be seen this year.

Oats will be a magnificent crop. They could not look better, a little late, but still very healthy, a strong growth of straw, and a good heading. A grand yield is promised, and it is expected that the crop will be much larger than last year, although some fields were damaged by the recent heavy rains.

The indications are for a large crop of buckwheat. More acreage has been sown and the yield should be big. Potatoes are looking good. These show a healthy growth, and early planted fields are now ready for digging, and show an excellent tuber, large and well rounded. Late plantings are coming fine, and the blight has not yet done much damage, and with proper care can be saved and a good crop assured. The acreage is not as large as in 1917, still a fair amount has been planted, and there will likely be an abundance.

Millet is looking good, but it is too early for a statement. Rye is now being cut, and should be a big yield. Wheat, which is as yet in an experimental state, is looking fine and begins to show its golden color. Heads are well filled, straw has a healthy look and may yet be the chief crop of our farmers, as many may try fall sowing this year.

As for corn, there are some very nice pieces to be seen, and again some pieces will be a total failure. We venture to say some will not get enough to use as a by product for fall feeding, and many a silo will miss its filling this fall.

Now we come to the last, but not the least, farm gardens. Never has the eye seen more beautiful specimens of gardens than the writer saw on his rounds. The variety, the clean cultivation and the growth would make an epicure long for a taste of each variety, as they stand there upright, ready to fil the cellars of some of our farmers this winter. If some photographer desires a good picture, let him take his camera over to Loomis, and set it up in the garden of William VanAkin or of Charles VanAkin or of any farmer over in that vicinity, and he will get a picture well worth his time.

The farmers will soon be resting a short spell from their labors and the mind will naturally wander, and the big Walton fair looms in the horizon, and then comes that expectation, which will be realized this year. The fair this year will be the most colossal fair Walton has ever had. Stupendous in size, magnificent in its greatness, it will be the talk of the county for months to come. New blood has been injected into its management, and the greatest change that ever occurred, is about to take place. Walton is going to have a fair in which not an idle moment will be passed. The men who have it in hand are men who understand human nature and give nature the best money can provide. Courtney is no stranger. He know what a fair should be, and he is going to give us one. Bill Austin knows a horse, and Bill is going to see that the best are entered at the races. Courtney and Bill didn’t want one big day; they are going to hand you three, and these are going to be three such jolly days, that you will aching for the next fair to come.

Don’t miss it, for you will have to wait a year for another one like it, so come to Walton, the greatest metropolis in the county and enjoy the old home week at the big Walton fair, Sept. 3, 4, 5 and 6.


Roscoe Boy Cited for Bravery - Recent Arrivals in France - Several Casualties.

Mrs. Raymond More of Hobart has received word of the safe arrival overseas of her husband.

Word has been received by New Kingston friends that Ernest D. Davis has arrived safely “over there.”

Lieutenant Stewart Young, well known in Stamford, and son of Mrs. Mary L. Young, is now in France.

Mr. and Mrs. John H. Husted of Hancock has received word that their son Eric had arrived safely in France.

Friends in Stamford have received notice of the safe arrival in France of Clyde Hilts, formerly of that place.

Mrs. and Mrs. William Fox of Davenport received word last Thursday of the safe arrival overseas of their son Edward.

Word has been received that Irving Gill and Donald Dickson of Andes have arrived safely overseas with an engineer regiment.

Grover Currie of Delhi, who went to Camp Upton in May, has arrived safely overseas. He is attached to Co. B., 302nd Supply Train.

Conrad Maus of Fremont Center received a card Friday from his son George, informing him of his safe arrival in France.

Sheldon Forsythe of Walton, who enlisted in the regular army recently, has arrived overseas. He is in the 8th Battery, J. A. R D.

Miss Laura Weed of Hancock has just received word that her brother, Arthur Weed, first-class private, has arrived safely in France.

Sergeant Wm. J. Ellison, of Middletown, formerly of Liberty, was severely wounded in battle in France, on July 19. He was in the 28th Inf.

Word of the safe arrival overseas of Charles T. Buck of Harpersfield was recently received by his mother, Mrs. F. B. Mayham, of South Gilboa.

Word has been received by his parents that Edward Smith of Franklin, who recently enlisted in Co. C. 62nd Engineers has arrived safely overseas.

Mrs. Frances Shuman of Grand Gorge has received word that her son William has arrived safely overseas. Hervey Cronk has also landed overseas.

Mrs. and Mrs. George Baker of Dunraven have received word that their son, Orville, has arrived safely “over there.” He is with an ammunition train.

Stephen Johnson of Cooperstown, who enlisted in the regular army, is among the soldiers reported killed in action in France in this week’s casualty lists.

Mrs. E. C. Elmore of Woodford, town of Walton, has received a card announcing the safe arrival overseas of her son, Augustus Elmore, Co. H., 338th Inf.

Ralph Ballou of Norwich has been reported seriously wounded in action in France. He was with Battery E., 151st Field Artillery, with the Rainbow Division.

Sergeant Harold E. Webster, a former Walton boy, who enlisted in the California National Guard, has arrived overseas with the 143rd Field Artillery, formerly at Camp Kearney, Cal.

Mrs. James Charles of Readburn received a letter from her son Harry, who is on the battlefields of France. He states that the trenches are not nearly as bad as he supposed they were – Readburn cor.

Sergeant Albert Caswell of Sidney, now with the American forces in France, writes home that for some time past he has been detailed as gasmask instructor at one of the cantonments in that country.

Mrs. and Mrs. William Mac- Donald of Sidney on Tuesday were advised through official channels of the safe arrival of their son, Private Wilford MacDonald in France. He is attached to Co. B, 63rd Engineers.

Carl Finch of Roscoe has received word that his brother, Lee Finch, has arrived safely in France. Theron Fauble of Roscoe has also arrived safely overseas. Walter Hones is on his way over; also Stanley Fitzgerald.

Willet Silvernail of South Worcester received a letter Saturday saying his son, Fred Silvernail, had reached France safely, and that they were seven days going over and never saw a submarine on the way. – South Worcester cor.

Private Leland Boyd of Cannonsville, in Co. F., 102nd Engineers, recently wrote his parents, Mr. and Mrs. B. S. Boyd, of meeting Wm. Hoag of Co. F., 107th Infantry, in France. Undoubtedly the meeting was a very pleasant one. – Cannonsville cor.

Mrs. and Mrs. Nelson Davenport, who live near Treadwell in the town of Meredith, received the first letter last week from their son Nelson, of Co. F., 107th U. S. Infantry, American E. F., stating that at the time he wrote he was in service with the British forces.

Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Launt of Hamden received word from their son, Fred Ganoung, Co. C., 318th field Signal Battalion, that the ship on which he sailed had arrived safely overseas. He registered in Walton and was employed in Parker’s garage when called into service last May.

Claire Preston of Sidney, one of the first boys to leave for Camp Dix, N. J. is now in active service in France. He was trained for the infantry branch of the service. Since arriving overseas he has been transferred from the infantry to the motor supply train, 4th Division.

Private Burr Finkle of Middletown, a former Roscoe boy, was recently mentioned in press dispatches for bravery in action, when he took charge of a platoon of men in No-Man’s Land after the officers had been disabled, and captured three machine guns. He is in the 165th Infantry of the Rainbow Division, formerly the old 69th.


Thirty Sacks of Flour and 900 Pounds of Sugar Taken from Barn.

When a barn at Fleischmanns was destroyed by fire one day this week about 900 pounds of sugar and 30 sacks of flour were rescued from the structure. The matter was reported to Clark Sanford of Magaretville, the local food administrator, and action will be taken against the owner for hoarding.

A. J. Courtney, county food administrator, has received instructions from state headquarters to prosecute all cases of hoarding and see that a fine is paid; also that full publicity is given. Over one hundred pounds of sugar were taken form a Meridale man this week. Anyone having more flour or sugar than the amount allowed should report to the nearest food administrator.

About Sugar Certificates.

Retail dealers who have failed to receive the August sugar certificates from the federal food board may secure sugar from the wholesalers on an order from A. J. Courtney, the county food administrator.


Martin Vroman and Family Made Trip East in Five Weeks.

(From our South Kortright cor.)

Martin A. Vroman of San Francisco, California, a publisher of a book, “The Sabbath Reading for the Home Circle,” who was formerly of New York State, in company with Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Schultz of San Francisco, and Mrs. A. E. Place of San Jose, Cal., who is now visiting her parents at Rome, motored to South Kortright the past week and spent the week as guests of Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Nesbitt. They made the trip in a Chevrolet car, covering a distance of 3,778 miles, from San Francisco to Albany, using 174 gallons of gasoline and 3 ½ gallons of oil. In connection with the occupants of the car, they carried a complete camping outfit, consisting of a tent, two army cots, bedding, camp chairs, cooking utensils and folding stove. They made the trip in five weeks, twenty-five days on the road, stopping off and visiting principal places of interest. They came by way of Santa Fe Trail. The only trouble during the whole trip, the rear pinions in the differential pulled out, two blow outs and three punctures. Not a rainy day or a foot of mud during the whole trip and very little dust. They suffered only two days of heat and that was at Kansas City. Overcoats were worn most of the way. They return to their homes in September over the Lincoln highway. Mrs. Place is stopping with her husband, the Rev. A. E. Place, who is stationed at Denver, Colo.


Annual Gathering Will be Held in Delhi on 21st of August.

The Delaware County Jersey Breeders’Association will hold its annual picnic at the State School grounds, in Delhi, on August 21st, at 10 a.m.

An especially good program has been arranged and every good farmer who keeps or is interested in Jerseys should be present with his family. In the morning there will be a business meeting of the members, followed by a basket lunch in the grove at noon. In the afternoon there will be an address by Prof. E. S. Savage, from the New York State College of Agriculture, who is a well-known authority on feeding and a very pleasing speaker.

Community Canning Kitchen.

You are invited to patronize the Walton Community Canning Kitchen, which is open on Friday of each week from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. in the high school building (first floor). Bring your foods in the can, ready to be cooked and have them cooked in the pressure canner in about one-fourth the time you can do it at home. If you are in doubt as to the proper method of preparing the food you are canning, either call at, or ‘phone to the Farm Bureau Office for a bulletin, which will give full directions. The small charge of 2 cents is being made for each can, this money to go toward cleaning the kitchen at the end of the day. The home demonstration agents will be in charge of the kitchen.

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