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100 Years Ago, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 1918


What We Are Talking About at the County Hub


Walton in Arrears on W. S. S. - New O. & W. Time Table - The “Henry” and the Windmill - Other Notes.

At the sale of young stock held by C. G. DuMond on his farm at Northfield Tuesday, the highest price paid was $85 for a heifer. Forty-four head brought an average price of about $61.

J. Q. Barlow, who sold his farm below Beerston to Robert Woodburn recently, has bought the house on Stockton Avenue, owned by Mrs. Sarah Sawyer and formerly occupied by G. O. Sawyer. Mr. Barlow will move to the village about October 1st.

Many of those who made pledges to purchase War Savings Stamps at the bank or post office have not met their pledges. Walton has met only a third of her quota of $20 per capita and to secure the honor flag before the first of the year it will not only be necessary for all who pledged to purchase stamps to meet their pledges, but there will have to be many additional purchasers.

An automobile driven by Earl Hall stalled on Haverly hill Saturday evening and backed down against the end of the fender along the highway and then down the bank. A windmill is located here and Mr. Hall swung the car about so that it swung around in the rear of the windmill and was stopped there. Had the machine gone straight down it would have landed in the river. The Ford was pulled out by a team the next day. Mr. Hall lives on Haverly hill.

Mrs. W. B. Morrow of Walton and Mrs. W. J. Kittredge of Delhi were called to Knoxboro, N. Y. Thursday by the death the previous day of their sister, Miss Charlotte Strong. Miss Strong, who was 48 years of age, had been in failing health for some months. She had many friends in Walton, having been a frequent visitor at the home of Dr. and Mrs. W. B. Morrow, and at one time, some years ago, made her home with them for a period while attending the Walton Academy.

The report of H. S. Marvin of Delhi, county chairman in charge of the sales of War Saving Stamps, shows a total sale of $341,009.93 or $7.41 per capita, as of September first. The county quota is $20 per capita by January 1, 1919. The first ten towns in the order of their standing, based on per capita sales, was as follows: Delhi, $18.42; Stamford, $13.79; Sidney, $12.37; Andes, $9.03; Middletown $8.98; Tompkins, $8.82; Roxbury $8.17; Walton, $7.19; Bovina, $5.35; Franklin $4.93.

By the new time table on the O. & W. railroad, effective last Sunday, trains 19 and 20 between Weehawken and Norwich have been discontinued, as well as the summer trains to Sullivan county resorts. The Mountain Express, southbound train No. 4, leaves Walton at 8:03 a.m. instead of 9:05 a.m. while the morning Delhi train leaves at 8:10 o’clock. Train 12, southbound, leaving Walton at 11:55, will carry passengers. Train 1, northbound, runs 11 minutes later reaching Walton at 2:42, while its opposite, No. 2 is 8 minutes later and departs at 3:07 p.m.

The Southern New York Power Co., under a tariff filed with the Public Service Commission, Second District, and proposed as effective on Oct. 1, will change its rates for electric service in the Town of Walton, Del. Co. Under the new tariff the company proposes the following block rates for all metered lighting service: First 50 kilowatt hours, per month, 14 cents per kilowatt hour; next 50 kilowatt hours, per month, 13 cents per kilowatt hour; next fifty kilowatt hours, per month, 12 cents per kilowatt our; next 50 kilowatt hours, per month, 11 cents per kilowatt hour; in excess of 200 kilowatt hours, per month, 9 cents per kilowatt hour. Increases are also proposed in the two charge rate basis for power service. The metered lighting service rates are subject to prompt payment discount of one cent per kilowatt hour.

After the first meeting of the creditors of George W. Roseboom was held Thursday, Sept. 5, in the chambers of Referee in Bankruptcy B. Roger Wales in Binghamton, Vere H. Multer, attorney for the newly elected trustee, announced he will carry an appeal to the Circuit U. S. Court from the decision of U. S. Judge Ray, reached the day before, which pronounces perfectly valid and good the $2,700 mortgage held by G. G. McNamara of South Gibson, Pa, upon the contents of the Roseboom store at Beerston, town of Walton. Judge Ray appointed Hon. Albert H. Sewell to Walton as special master, to take evidence upon the question as to whether or not a verbal agreement had been made between McNamara and Willard Teetsel or between Mc- Namara and Roseboom, whereby either of the parties was authorized to sell or dispose of the property as their own. McNamara sold the store to Teetsel, who later sold to Roseboom. The meeting was held with a number present, for there is said to be about $6,000 worth of property in the estate. Mr. Roseboom was involuntarily petitioned into bankruptcy and the receiver of his property was Arthur L. Widger of Beerston, who was named Thursday as trustee. Alexander Neish of Walton appeared as attorney for McNamara.


Knitted articles received at the parish house on Sept. 11th were as follows: Thirty pairs socks, eight helmets, twelve sweaters.

The allotment of 1400 garments, 1600 pairs socks, 400 sweaters and 67 helmets, assigned to the Walton chapter are nearly completed.

The sum of $32 was contributed during the month of August towards Red Cross work. The following were the contributors: H. J. Northrup, Mrs. J. P. White, Miss Hazel Seaman, Mrs. H. C. McKenzie, Mrs. Rowell, Mrs. A. B. Dumond and the Tuesday card club.

Instructions have been received from headquarters requesting all chapters to “stick to their allotment, do no more, no less. In view of the instructions it has been thought best to close the rooms of the surgical dressing until the first of October, as the monthly allotment of surgical dressings for September, 6,000, has been completed. When the new allotment of work is received it will be published.

The following ladies were working on Red Cross articles at the Parish House Wednesday, Sept. 11; Mrs. B. G. North, Mrs. Dorothy Richtmyer, Mrs. Lucy Rose, Mrs. Matilda Elwood, Miss Grace A. Retz, Miss Edith Olmstead, Mrs. Brayman, Mrs. W. B. Morrow, Mrs. S. R. MacEwan, Mrs. G. T. Johnston, Hazel E. Clark, Mrs. G. Bartow, Mrs. John Olmstead, Miss Ada C. King, Miss Hannah C. Edson, Mrs. John Telford, Mrs. Silas Forsyth, Mrs. Edythe H. Titus, Mrs. A. B. Dumond, Mrs. T. A. Sperl, Miss Lena G. Browne, Mrs. C. S. Wyckoff, Mrs. David More, Mrs. D. M. Murray, Mrs. Robert Haslett, Mrs. E. T. Shaw, Mrs. M. H. Smith, Mrs. W. S. Holley, Miss Mary Thomson, Mrs. J. J. Connelly, Mrs. Arthur Gates, Mrs. G. J. Yendes, Mrs. John Townsend, Miss Nora VanValkenburgh, Miss Leola Du- Bois, Mrs. A. B. Kingsbury, Mrs. J. Bryce, Mrs. G. W. Pine, Mrs. Flora St. John, Mrs. Norman Wall, Miss Florence Reynolds, Miss Jennie Murray, Mrs. Hilton, Mrs. Minnie Brown, Mrs. Wheat, Mrs. E. E. Guild, Miss Julia White, Mrs. Annie Wilson, Liberty.


Number of Non-Residents Larger Than Last Year


Number of Changes Made in Faculty of Both High School and Grades - Take Technical Work.

The Walton public schools opened Monday with a registration of 709 compared with a total of 701 last year. The registration in the high school, training class and eighth grades in every case shows an increase in resident and nonresident pupils. There is a slight falling off in the registration of the grammar schools. Miller Avenue shows a registration of 217 against that of 230 last year, and the Stockton Avenue school shows a registration of 172 as against 177 in 1917.

In the high school 221 scholars are registered of whom 117 are residents and 104 nonresidents of the district. This compares with a total of 216 last year of which number 116 were residents and 100 nonresidents. The training class of which Miss Emma Dann is the efficient instructor, has a class of 13 compared with 9 last year and 8 of the number this term are nonresidents. The eighth grade has a registration of 86 including 17 nonresidents, compared with 69 last year. In other grades there are 389 pupils as against 408 in 1917. The total resident scholars in the schools is 569 compared with 578 last year, and of nonresidents, 140 compared with 123 in 1917.

Principal C. P. Wells begins his second year as superintendent of the Walton schools with a number of changes in his teaching staff. In the high school the new members of the faculty are Miss Antoinette Owens, English: Miss Irene Johnston, physical training; Miss Janie Launt, drawing and elocution; Miss Dorothy Hawthorne, commercial subjects.

The following nonresident students have entered the high school and eight grade this term: Walton R. D. Anita Beardsley, Daisy Beers, Stewart Benedict, Nathan Budine, Lena Hodge, Howard Lake, Ernest McDonald, Edith Palmer, Lillian Palmer, Harold Pierce, Arthur Scriber, Hilda Seely, Beulah Telford, Laura Ward, Beerston, Leona Beers, Naomi Bodiot, Daisy Goodrich, Gladys Goodrich, Lelia Goodrich, Mildred Goodrich, Sidney Center, Alene Boice, John Boice, Nelson Mulley, Hamden, Margaret Chambers; Rock Rift, Jennie Elderkin, Gladys Patterson, Grace Peake; Delhi, Lena B. Edgerton (training class); DeLancey, Elizabeth Saxouer (training class); East Branch, Grace Bischoff (training class); Bovina Center, Edwin Ormiston; Downsville, Vera Bennett; Cannonsville, Gerald Walker, Middlesex (Yates Co.) Murray O. Dinehart; Coventry (Chenango Co.) Hazel Kelly.

There is a very heavy registration in the commercial course, and an increase of thirty per cent in the registration in agriculture. Boys who have been at Hog Island and in munition factories during the summer are in many cases changing their registration to the technical course or the engineering course.

The following graduates either have or are planning to enter higher institutions:

Cornell, George Brayman, Dayton Tobey, Harold Chambers.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Harry Zimmerman, Erford Littlejohn.

Geneva College, Ralph Alexander,

Russell Doig.

Syracuse University, Lillian Eckert, Wendell Welton, Frank More.

Monmouth, Harper McKnight.

New York State College for Teachers, Hildred Haynes.

Oneonta Normal, Mary Hoyt, Harriet Hoyt, Janet Howland, Martha Johnston, Mildred Mc- Farland, Myrtle Wright, Eleanor Hymers, Sarah Launt.

In addition to winning the Cornell scholarship for Delaware county and one of the five state scholarships, George Brayman has been notified that he was one of five in New York state outside of Greater New York to be awarded a special scholarship at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute at Troy, N.Y. The award is based on the average of his regents examination grades and in competition with those applying for entrance to the institution from the state outside of the city. Mr. Brayman was seventeen years of age last June, and that he had completed a year of post graduate work in Walton high school.


David Reed Found Not Guilty by Otsego Jury


Sidney Car Collided With Machine of Unadilla Party, Which Was Halted by The Roadside.

David Reed of Sidney was found not guilty by a jury in county court for Otsego county in Cooperstown Thursday, on a charge of manslaughter. The case went to the jury at 11 o’clock in the forenoon and the verdict was returned three hours later.

The charge of manslaughter in the second degree on which Mr. Reed was tried this week grew out of an automobile accident near Unadilla early Sunday morning, July 1, 1917.

While Mr. Reed was returning from Oneonta in his Cadillac car accompanied by Hazel Hutchinson and Charles Gilbert, both of Sidney, near the Cone farm at the foot of Cutler hill, a mile and half east of Unadilla, the Reed machine ran into a car standing beside the road, and as a result Watson Smith of Unadilla was instantly killed.

The second car was owned by Ora Fisk of Unadilla, and was being driven by Raymond Loomis, a nephew of Smith. In this car beside Smith and Loomis were J. Kinch, Clark Spencer, Richard Burton, Adelbert Wilsey and Clarence Smith, a son of the dead man.

Loomis in his evidence at the trial testified that his party left Oneonta about 11:30 Saturday night and when they had nearly reached Unadilla they had a blowout and lost the rim from one of the wheels. Loomis and Clarence Smith went back to look for the rim, after running their car to the side of the road. The car was entirely off the macadam and about three feet from the guard rail. The tail light was burning when they left it. Loomis did not know whether the men who accompanied him were intoxicated. He did not talk with the five men in the back of the car and did not look to see if they were drinking.

While going back he met Reed and his two companions in Reed’s Cadillac car. Loomis and Smith stopped them and were offered a drink. They told Reed of the loss of the rim and where they had left their car. When they returned, the accident had occurred and their car had been pushed about 45 or 50 feet from where they had left it.

The defense was a general claim that the car which was struck by Reed’s Cadillac was not visible from the road above the point where it had been stopped, and a denial that the party had been drinking. Defendant’s attorneys claimed that the curve in the road and the trees made it impossible to see the car at any distance, and that when Reed came to a point where he could see it, there was a man standing in the middle of the road, and in order not to hit that man, he turned aside and struck the other car.

Evidence tending to show that Reed had been drinking in Oneonta was offset largely by testimony indicating that the other party has been partaking of Oneonta redeye, which lent strength of Reeds’ contention. Reed was for many years a resident of Jefferson and always has borne a good reputation.

The evidence was completed Wednesday, and went to the jury Thursday evening. Henry B. Sewell of Sidney, assisted by Judge N. P. Willis of Cooperstown appearing as attorney for Reed and Adrian A. Pierson, district attorney of Otsego county conducting the prosecution.


Quota for Walton Will Be About Quarter of Million.

A meeting of the members of the Liberty Loan committees in Delaware county was held in the court room of Walton Hall Wednesday afternoon. Over sixty chairmen and committee members representing the various banking districts in the county were present.

E. N. Potter, Chairman of the Fourth Liberty Loan, district headquarters for which are in Binghamton, spoke for some time along the line of organization. Major Belton of the British army, who accompanied Mr. Potter, gave a thrilling story of his experiences on the battlefront. Major Belton also spoke at a public meeting in the evening.

The fourth Liberty Loan will probably be for six billions of dollars at 4 ¼ per cent interest. While no quotas were announced, it was stated that in Delaware county there will be about double the allotments for the third loan and for the Walton district about $250,000.

The fourth Liberty loan campaign will open Saturday, September 28, and close three weeks later, Saturday, October 19. Previous campaigns have been of four weeks’ duration.


Mrs. Adeline Schermerhorn Succumbs to Injuries in Middletown Hospital.

Mrs. Adeline Schermerhorn, who was injured in the automobile accident on the Delaware street crossing of the O. & W. railroad in Walton last Wednesday, died Sunday, September 8th, in Thrall hospital, Middletown.

She was removed to the hospital Friday where it was found necessary to amputate the right leg above the knee. From the first little hope of her recovery was entertained, but she showed wonderful vitality and at one time seemed likely to survive. The operation was performed by Dr. Hulett and Dr. Mills of the staff and Dr. W. B. Morrow of Walton.

The body was taken to Bloomville Monday and the funeral service was held there Wednesday. Mrs. Schermerhorn was 51 years of age and the widow of Charles Schermerhorn. Her maiden name was McLean. She is survived by four children: Furman Schermerhorn of Bloomville, Mrs. Henry Sutliff of Davenport, William Schermerhorn, who is in an army training camp, and Miss Lydia Schermerhorn, who was also a member of the automobile party but was not seriously injured. Mrs. Schermerhorn lived with her father-in-law, John Schermerhorn, near Bloomville. Three brothers, Daniel McLean of Binghamton, George McLean of Sayre, Pa., and John McLean of Bloomville and a sister living in Chicago also survive.

The funeral of Mrs. Charles H. Dibble of South Kortright, who was killed in the accident, was held at South Kortright Friday.


Items of Interest About Men in the Federal Service.

Fred Schad of Roscoe has arrived safely overseas.

Clarence Becker of Delhi has notified his parents that he has arrived in France.

Chester Wood of Livingston Manor was recently wounded in action in France.

Cook Rudolph Leigh of the 34th Division at Camp Dix, N. Y. has been in Walton on a five-day furlough.

Reginald Todd of Seager has been transferred from the naval training station at Newport, R. I., to Hampton Roads, Va.

Lieut. Leighton Boyes of Camp Gordon, Ga., spent a five-day furlough with his parents in Margaretville during the past week.

Howard DeMelt of Syracuse, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wallace De- Melt, formerly of Merrickville, was inducted into service this week and left Monday for Camp Jackson, S. C.

Earl S. St. John of Walton, sergeant in the Quartermaster’s Corps, has been transferred from Camp Alexander at Newport News, Va., to Camp Greene at Charlotte, S. C.

Edward Cronauer, son of John Cronauer of Cooperstown, who enlisted in the Aviation Corps after his graduation from Syracuse last June, has been promoted to the rank of sergeant.

The many friends of Donald Lee of Lake Delaware will be pleased to learn he has been promoted from corporal to sergeant and has charge of a signal system in France. – Lake Delaware cor.

Lawrence Peake of Chicago, son of Henry Peake of Long Eddy, has received his commission as First Lieutenant and is now stationed at Washington, D. C.

John Maus of Kingston, well known in Sidney, was recently gassed in action and has been in a French hospital. Mrs. Maus was Miss Anna Shonger of Sidney before her marriage.

Dr. W. R. Tymeson of East Orange, N. J., formerly of Franklin, has been assigned to service in a British hospital near London. He is a son of H. L. Tymeson of Maine, N.Y. a former Walton man.

The 54th U. S. Pioneer Infantry is at Newport News, Va, and will go overseas at once. Corporal Raymond Adare and Musician Ed Basto of Deposit are in the band in this regiment. –Courier.

General March, Chief of Staff, has officially announced that the 27th Division, which includes the 107th Infantry and other units of the New York National Guard, has been in action in Flanders.

Dr. Lloyd Warren of Franklin was in Syracuse recently to take his physical examination for army service in the Medical Reserve Corps. He was advised that his call would probably come during the next six weeks.

Louis Halpern, son of Mr. and Mrs. S. Halpern of Margaretville, has been called to the colors and leaves today, Friday, September 13 for Pelham Bay, N. Y. for naval training. He was accompanied as far as New York by this mother.

Letters dated August 11th, received this week from Charles E. Adams of Cannonsville, with the Headquarters Co., 102nd Infantry, stated that he had been promoted to corporal and that the regiment was in a rest camp back of the lines.

Ward McDonald, son of Mr. and Mrs. William McDonald of Sidney, and Sergeant Lloyd Clark of the 64th Infantry, son of Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Clark of Sidney, have arrived safely overseas. Wilford McDonald, a brother of Ward, is already in France. Fred Keator of Franklin has also arrived overseas with the 64th Infantry.

Marvin Scott, son of Mr. and Mrs. D. T. Scott of the Mountain, Walton, was a pharmacist mate on the U. S. transport, “Mount Vernon,” which was torpedoed by a German submarine on September 5th, 200 miles off the coast of France. Thirty-five lives were lost. Mr. Scott was uninjured. The transport was formerly the German liner “Kronprincessin Cecile.”

Mrs. Helen Elderkin of Bennet Hollow, town of Franklin, received word Monday morning from the War Department that her son, Leonard W. Elderkin had been severely wounded in action between July 18th and 20th. No further particulars were received. Leonard Elderkin as one of the selected men from the Walton district sent to Camp Dix, N. J., last fall, and was transferred later to a regular army unit, it is stated.

Dexter Teed of Unadilla, who enrolled in the navy recently, was ordered to report for duty in Binghamton Thursday, and was one of a large contingent sent from there to Newport, R. I. He has been employed in the Royal Café in Walton. Claude R. Simon of Long Eddy, John Joseph Dimico of Sidney and Sheldon H. Close of Oneonta were called into the service at the same time.

Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Darling of Liberty street, Walton, received a letter on Friday, from their grandson, Chas Darling, of the Headquarters Company, 30th Infantry, who was wounded in action early in July. The letter was dated August 12th and stated that he expected to be able to use his leg to walk with in about two weeks. He was wounded in the left leg and also the left arm. He has been at American Base Hospital 13, at Limoges, France.

First Lieutenant Russell W. Salton of the Medical Reserve Corps is home on a ten-day furlough. He has been stationed at Newport News, Va., for some time, but has been transferred to Camp Sevier at Greenville, S. C. where a new army division, the Twentieth, is being formed. He expects to sail soon for overseas duty. Lieutenant Salton helped dress the wounds of Captain Archibald Roosevelt, son of Colonel Roosevelt, on Captain Roosevelt’s return from France recently.


Beatrice Forbes Robertson Hale Will Speak Here Sept. 23.

“Food is one of the most important factors in the winning of the war,” believes Mrs. Beatrice Forbes Robertson Hale, who will speak in Walton on Monday, September 23rd, at 8 p.m. in Walton Hall, and so this brilliant young English-American is contributing a great deal of her time to speaking for the United States Food Administration with the hope of helping to awaken the people of this country to the significant part that food must play in deciding the final victory.

“Winning the War” is the title of Mrs. Hale’s address. She has already spoken before thousands of people in the interest of the Food Administration, and those who have been fortunate enough to hear her address are loud in their praise, claiming it to be one of the most splendid and convincing talks on the war that is being given.

Mrs. Hale does not confine herself to the food situation. She gives a splendid resume of the war itself, tracing particularly the work of the women in the war, showing what has been done in England, in France, Belgium and in Italy and contrasting this with what the women of America have already done and what they will have to do before the war is over. She is a dramatic, forceful and convincing speaker, who drives home every fact so that no point is lost. The address is free of admission charge.

Kosta Will Face Murder Charge.

James Kosta, aged 22 years, of Albany, who shot and killed Miss Alma Hunt of Grand Gorge and then attempted to end his own life, will probably recover. He is in the Albany hospital. It is expected that he will be discharged from the hospital before October first.


Legal Technicality Prevents Her Voting in Delaware County - No Desire to Dictate.

Delhi, Sept. 2, 1918. Editor Walton Reporter,

Walton, N. Y. Dear Sir:

Permit me to compliment you on your article entitled “A Volunteer Leader,” which appeared in a recent issue of the Walton Reporter. The subtle psychology and cleverness of the editorial are a quite worthy remark, and I have no doubt that it will be efficacious along the lines you desire. However, if it is your honest opinion that I, as a New York woman, have even the remotest desire to dictate to the women of Delaware county along political lines, you are laboring under a misapprehension. Having spent my summers in Delhi for over twenty-five years, often remaining here for six months at a time, I do not make the mistake of underrating their intelligence and ability. I pay large taxes and have been interested in helping to promote various projects for the benefit of the town and county. In short, I look upon Delhi as one of my homes, and it seems to me that, for these reasons, it was perfectly legitimate that I should attempt to assist in nominating a man whom I consider fit and well equipped for a national office, the United States congress. I should prefer to cast my vote here rather than in New York city, if the law permitted of such a procedure. Because of this technicality of the law I have, as you know, refrained altogether from taking a part in the local politics, although I have been urged to do so. As to the partisan charge, I should like to remind you that I have circulated a pamphlet with definite instructions in regard to the primary and fall elections to every enrolled woman in Delaware county, irrespective of party. I regret that you have misjudged me in thinking that I have taken on a job that doesn’t belong to me, and assure you that the reasons you have given in your editorial come very wide of the mark.

Appreciating that you and your paper have been courteous and generous of space from time to time, I am

Very truly yours,


With equal suffrage men and women are on the same plane in politics. The same rules apply to both. If a Republican politician had circularized the county in behalf of either Hill or Rogers, he would have come in for criticism from the side he challenged, and very probably would have been accused of bossism. Or, if he had endeavored to enroll Democrats as Republicans, or vice versa, he would certainly not consider himself immune from attack. With perfect respect the Reporter states its opinion that Mrs. Cannon is too good a sport to expect any different treatment from that a man politician would receive. In fact, we are quite convinced that Mrs. Cannon would resent any such discrimination. It is certainly an unjust law that prevents Mrs. Cannon’s voting in Delaware county, while permitting our esteemed Col. Gleason, also a Delhian, to do so. – Editor Reporter.


That of Delhi Firm Lowest of Five Received by Committee.

Five bids for the construction of the county tuberculosis hospital on the Coe property, near Delhi, were received and opened by the committee of the Board of Supervisors Thursday afternoon.

The lowest bid was that of R. L. Grey and Son of Delhi, $27,541.96. The other bids were as follows: M. D. Bennett, Sidney, $30,161; Govern Brothers, Stamford, $43,000. E. A. Fuller, Scranton, Pa, $34,420; James T. Young, Watervliet, $40,000.


Salesman Left Car Standing Too Near Railroad Tracks.

(From our Hamden cor.)

A Ford car owned by a New Jersey salesman, which was left standing too near the railroad track in Hamden village, was struck by the Utica flyer Monday night and carried uptown several rods. The car was badly damaged and had anyone been in it at the time they would undoubtedly have been injured.

Hear Water Case October 11.

The taking of evidence in the matter of the condemnation of the Sidney water works by the village of Sidney was finished at a hearing in Sidney this week, and a recess was taken until October 11, when the case will be submitted to the three commissioners at the office of George B. Curtis in Binghamton. Hon. H. C. Stratton of Oxford and Sewell & France of Sidney represent the village and Andrus & McNaught of Stamford are attorneys for the water company.

Died at Door of Hospital.

Henry B. Carey of Unadilla, 23 years of age, whom Dr. B. W. Stearns was bringing to Fox Memorial hospital in Oneonta for an operation for the relief of stoppage of the bowels, died Friday just as the hospital door was reached. Carey is survived by his wife and two little daughters.

Held Up Sunday Motorists.

Sunday a committee of Hancock citizens formed a hold-up meeting, and stopped every auto that passed through Hancock, took their number and cause for using gas contrary to the government’s request. About 40 cars were stopped. The Red Cross was also on hand, and asked them to contribute to the fund. Over $40 was realized.

Fell Under Auto Truck.

(From our Grand Gorge cor.)

Mr. Ballard of Roxbury met with quite a painful accident when walking down Depot street at Grand Gorge Monday morning. When near the Water Supply offices, he attempted to jump on the side of a large truck driven by Mr. Buel of Prattsville, but in so doing slipped and fell under the truck in such a way that the hind wheel passed over his legs. Dr. Vogt was called and found that there were no broken bones, but he was suffering intensely from badly bruised limbs and torn ligaments. Mr. Ballard was taken by automobile to his home in Roxbury.

Drove Car While Intoxicated.

The car of R. W. Rainey of Oneonta was run into on the South side, Oneonta Wednesday, by the machine driven by Abram Brooks of Kortright. Brooks has been arrested on a charge of driving a motor vehicle while intoxicated.


Matters Before Judge Raymond in Surrogate’s Court.

Estate of Abbey E. Benedict, late of Walton. Will admitted to probate and letters of administration with the will annexed issued to Mary Belle White. Estimate, $1,500 personal, the use of which is given to the administratrix and at her death the principal is to be divided equally between the three grandchildren.

Estate of Charles H. Bagley, late of Walton. Will admitted to probate and letters issued to Henrietta Bagley and Roswell E. Lockwood. Estimate, $7,000 personal. $2,000 real. The will gives to Antoinette Houghtaling $1,000, to be paid her after the death of his wife, the residue to the wife.

Estate of Frances A. Mallory, late of Walton. Will admitted to probate and letters issued to John W. Mallory. Estimate $1,200 personal, bequeathed to the husband.

Estate of Henry Briggs, late of Franklin. Will admitted to probate and letters issued to Alta S. Briggs and George Mauer. Estimate $5,000 personal, $5,000 real, onehalf of which is given to the wife absolutely, the use of the other half being given to the wife and at her death the principal to the two daughters.

Estate of Jannet Henderson, late of Middletown. Letters of administration issued to James W. Hewitt and Laura Hewitt. Estimate $600 personal.

Estate of Alonzo Haynes, late of Meredith. Letters of administration issued to Mary L. Haynes. Estimate, $1,000 personal.

Estate of James Jack, late of Andes. Will admitted to probate and letters issued to Agnes Jack. Estimate $4,500 personal, $2,500 real. After the payment of certain notes to the son the residue is bequeathed to the wife.

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