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100 Years Ago, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 1919


What We Are Talking About at the County Hub


Mr. Betts Sues Binghamton - A $5,000 Auction - Cow Causes Contest in Court.

Mrs. Louise Bodoit of Beerston has bought the Trask house, Ogden street, from Mrs. Jessie Airey of Binghamton.

A. J. Holmes has had the room on the mead street side of his building, corner of North and Mead Street, remodeled for a chapel.

The Nestle company is now receiving milk from the Mundale and West Brook creameries at its Walton plant and is also receiving some milk shipped from Arkville.

Ed Misner of Rock Rift, while working on the Keery company’s lumber job on Wakeman Brook, had his right leg broken above the ankle on Tuesday when struck by a rolling log.

Francis H. Williams of Harvard, J. J. Farrell and H. M. Robinson of Walton have purchased a 530 acre timber tract on Baxter Brook, near Harvard, from Fred Smith and Jacob Crouse.

Under the new timetable the Delaware County Express, train 4, south bound, leaves Walton at 8:06 instead of 8:20, as before. Its opposite, train 3, north bound, runs later and leaves Walton at 6:45 p. m.

Sunday was Candlemas Day, when according to tradition the groundhog was due to venture forth from his hole in the ground and if he saw his shadow he would return for six weeks more of winter. He saw it.

The use of the 1918 automobile license plates has been extended from February 1 to February 15, owing to the inability of the Secretary of State to care for the rush of applications for plates received the last few days of January.

Word has been received in Walton of the recent death in Baltimore, Maryland, of the three year old child of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Anthony, former residents here. Four other members of the family have been ill with influenza.

In accordance with the daylight saving bill the clocks throughout the country will be set forward one hour at 1 a. m. the last Sunday in March and an hour daily will thus be saved for the following seven months, the clocks to be set back again the last Sunday in October at 1 a. m.

E. J. Vail expects to open a candy store about April 1st in his building on Delaware street. Mr. Vail formerly conducted a candy store in the DuBois block, Delaware street. Charles W. Murray, who has a store in the Vail block, expects to find other quarters, but at present is reducing his stock of goods.

A lawsuit brought by James M. Knapp, proprietor of the Riverside hotel, against Charles Cumings of Pine Swamp, to recover $60 in damages for alleged misrepresentation in the sale of a cow, was tried Friday before justice R. L. Shaw and a jury. The jury found a verdict of $15 in favor of Knapp.

That it pays to advertise was well illustrated at the auction sale of cattle at the farm of Louis Allen on Saturday. A large crowd of buyers was present and 45 head of cattle and a few household and farm articles brought a total of $4,925. The lowest sale was for $50 and the highest $174. A yearling bull sold for $77.50 and a two year old bull for $100. Most of the stock was grade Holstein and Mr. Allen now intends to stock up with thoroughbred Holsteins. R. L. Shaw was the auctioneer.–Loomis cor.

At a meeting of the Co. F fund committee last Thursday a special committee consisting of Samuel H. Fancher, J. J. Farrell and A. J. Courtney was appointed to look after the welfare of the returning Co. F men. It is planned particularly to assist any of the men who will be handicapped by reason of wounds, and to bring them cheer while in the hospitals in the United States. Friends and relatives knowing of any Co. F boys returning home are asked to communicate the fact of their arrival from overseas with their present addresses to members of this committee. There is about $2,000 remaining in the fund.

Fred J. Betts of Binghamton, formerly of Walton, has brought action against the city of Binghamton to recover $20,000 damages for the death of his daughter, Mrs. Evelyn L. Adams, who was killed when struck in the breast by a bullet from a .22 calibre rifle held in the hands of a colored boy named Harold Lewis. Mr. Betts, who is administrator of his daughter’s estate, has retained Mangan & Mangan of Binghamton as his attorneys. The claim will be made that had the city authorities enforced the law as they should have done and seen to it that there was no firing of guns in the city limits, Mrs. Adams would be alive today. The shooting which resulted in Mrs. Adams’ death occurred November while she was walking along Conklin avenue with her father. The Lewis boy was shooting at a target on the other side of the Susquehanna river, but the bullet missed the mark and struck Mrs. Adams, resulting in her death.


Justice Kiley Will Preside at Term in Delhi.

The February term of Delaware county supreme court will open in Delhi Monday with Justice M. H. Kiley presiding. The grand jury is not expected to have a long session. Two prisoners are now in jail whose cases will be presented to the grand jury, James Miller of Arkville for alleged excise violation, and Jacob Fuhri of Portlandville, charged with stealing a Liberty bond from Jacob Hissen at Rock Rift.

The civil calendar is a long one but many cases are expected to go over the term.


Highway Work This Year May Be Limited to These


Road Superintendents and Town Board Members Listen to Talks and Discuss Their Problems.

The annual highway meeting for Delaware county was held Wednesday afternoon and evening in the court house in Delhi. About seventy-five were present, most of them members of the town boards in the several towns of the county. John S. Tuttle, superintendent of highways, D. E. MacLean and R. L. Shaw, members of the town board, represented Walton.

Messrs. C. B. Perry, Fred Buck and W. S. Lawyer of the state highway department, and A. L. Van Tassle, county superintendent of highways, were present and spoke, and there were interesting discussions of the outlook for improved highways in this county. While nothing definite has yet been announced it is understood that the policy of the state highway department is to complete this year work on the highways which were under construction when the war stopped further work.

Edwin Duffey, state commissioner of highways, in his annual report says that even though the war may be over, the supply of labor, particularly of unskilled manual labor such as is largely employed in highway improvement, will not for some time be adequate to meet the demand. Unless speedy and material reduction shall occur in prices for labor and material, the state will have to spend much more than previously for roads.

Contracts at this time would involve an outlay of the $18,000 per mile for the water-bound macadam roads, which cost $12,000 before the war; bituminous macadam road, formerly costing $14,000 per mile, would now cost $23,000; concrete roads would show a difference between $18,000 and $28,000, and brick roads that formerly cost $25,000 would now cost $35,000.

In 1915, when normal prices prevailed, 1,072 miles of highway were improved for $11,790,000. Little more than half this mileage could be awarded for the same amount of money now. Many road contractors have disposed of their plants to the Federal Government, others have gone into different lines of business and some have been financially unable to continue. In view of all the facts and conditions, it is recommended that unfinished work now be completed as far as practicable. Then the department will be free to take up new work when prices again become normal. Commissioner Duffey asks for an appropriation of $5,000,000 from the second $50,000,000 bond issue, in order to have funs available for this plan. Provision must be made for heavy trucking, says the Commissioner, in order that commerce may be promoted. The Federal Government has studied the matter and has adopted the five-ton truck as the heaviest required for war use. The New York legislature at the last session limited the use of the roads to a combined weight of 25,000 pounds for truck and load. There is need of a definite standard. The Federal Government has agreed to furnish money for road construction equally with the state. Under the first grant $20,000 a mile was allowed. That allowance will probably have to be increased to cover present costs of labor and materials.


William Mulford of Walton Again in Trouble


Arrested Monday Night at Walton Home and Taken Back to Face Serious Charge.

Within twenty-four hours after his release from the Monticello jail, where he had been serving a term for forgery, William H. Mulford of Walton was passing more bogus checks in the city of Port Jervis, and now faces another sentence.

He was arrested Monday night in Walton by Sheriff W. L. Vandermark of Delhi on information furnished by the Port Jervis police, and an officer came from that city to Delhi Tuesday and took Mulford back with him Wednesday.

The checks Mulford passed where mostly for less than ten dollars, and are said to total about $45. To one he signed his own name and the others were in fictitious names or drawn on Port Jervis business men.

When Mulford was arrested in Sullivan county last year for passing worthless checks, it was found that his operations had been wholesale. Mulford had not only forged the name of Ex-sheriff Elmer Winner, but had visited Sheriff George Hembt at Monticello and obtained a loan from him on his statement that he had served as deputy sheriff in Delaware county under Sheriffs J. J. Farrell and Alfred Austin. Jerome and “Al” are still wondering when they made the appointment. Mulford has been in trouble before on several occasions for jumping bills. During the past year passing worthless checks has been his mania. It is stated that about a year ago he operated in Bergenfield, N. J., where he represented himself as postmaster at Delhi.

Mulford has a wife and six small children, who are living in Walton at present.


Arena Man, Who Shot Wife, Recommitted - Her Recovery Slow.

Last Monday James D. Murdock, the father of Dennison J. Murdock, or Arena met his attorney, Andrew C. Fenton of Margaretville, at Delhi by appointment, and called Dr. Ormiston and Dr. Goodrich of Delhi as a lunacy commission upon complaint of the father, and the son was adjudged insane, and by special request was recommitted to Ashley Hall, the Middletown insane asylum.

The bullet passed through fully ten inches of muscle, and as soon as Mrs. Murdock stirred her foot the hole was no longer straight, and this condition makes it extremely difficult to get at the pus which runs profusely, holding her temperature around 102 and 103.

After the ninth day, which was he worst day so far, she began to recover slowly. Dr. Faulkner of Margaretville attends her daily and is having apparent success with his careful and painstaking treatment.

It is expected that the insane husband will be an inmate by Wednesday or Thursday of this week. The father of the husband agreed with the father of the wife immediately after the shooting to have him recommitted to Ashley Hall in Middletown, and he kept his word. This accounts for the delay in taking action by the father of the injured wife. There is no malice on the part of any interested in this matter, for the general belief is that Dennison was not responsible for the act he committed.

It is a pathetic condition to have a son, husband and father separated from parents, wife and children on account of a deficient mentality.


Report of D. A. R. Red Cross Auxiliary.

At the June 1917, meeting of the M. W. M. Chapter, D. A. R., on recommendation of Mrs. George Johnston, chairman of local Red Cross chapter, it was voted to organize the society into a Red Cross auxiliary all funds for material used to be contributed by the members. At a special meeting the following officers were appointed: Mrs. Gould, chairman; Miss Tobey, treasurer; Mrs. Fitch, secretary, First meetings were held at the Parish House, also one at Mrs. Linus Seely’s. Through the courtesy of Henderson Bros. weekly meetings have been held on the second floor of their store, with full equipment furnished for a year and a half. Mrs. Grace Fancher succeeded Mrs. Gould as chairman and has been a tireless worker for more than a year. The attendance was not as large as had been hoped for but many were faithful workers. Amount contributed for material and cut garments was $134.50, with a balance of $17.47 to be handed to Red Cross chapter treasurer. Following is list of garments completed: 217 bandages, 187 triangular, 30 abdominal; 6 pairs bed socks; 1 doxen hot water bottle covers; 1 dozen towels; 15 wash cloths; 57 bed shirts; 15 nighingales; 36 operating caps; several refugee garments; also 15 bed shirts government furnished. Blanche E. Fitch, secy.


Plans for New Sidney Creamery Hastened by Action.

The Phoenix Cheese company on Saturday notified its patrons at Sidney that they would not receive any milk. The reason given was that it did not pay to operate the plant when so much of the milk from former patrons was going to other creameries, particularly to the co-operative at Bainbridge and the Nestle creamery at Unadilla.

Steps are being taken to push the plan for a co-operative creamery under the name of the Sidney Dairy Products corporation, which will be incorporated for $50,000. Ice is now being harvested for the company. The creamery may be erected on the site formerly occupied by the Wood’s mills, which were burned down several years ago.


Brings Suit for Damages Sustained on Icy Road.

Ruel Morse, of the town of Franklin, has brought suit against the town of Otego in supreme court of Delaware county, through his attorney, Charles C. Flaesch, of Unadilla, in the sum of $5,000.

This is a negligence case arising out of an accident the complainant met with last March, when his sleigh slewed on the ice while driving up the Franklin mountain road and he sustained injuries by falling off the sleigh. Tilley Blakely has been retained as attorney for the town and G. M. Palmer of Cobleskill as counsel.

No Action in Water Case.

The meeting of the stockholders of the Sidney Water company, which was to have been held Saturday for the purpose of discussing the recent decision of the commission in condemnation proceedings, adjourned until Saturday of this week.


Men in the Service From the Towns of Delhi and Franklin.

The honor roll of the men who have seen service in the army, navy, marine corps and merchant marine from the towns of Delhi and Franklin are given below. The term American Expeditionary Forces includes all who have seen service overseas, although some have returned to the United States. A number of the men in the army and navy have received their honorable discharges. Relatives are asked to send to the Reporter office omissions or corrections in these lists. The men in the student army training corps for Delhi are not given.


Killed in Action.

Kinne, Lieut. Fred N., Delhi.

Died of Disease.

Jeffers, Raymond, Delhi.

Killed in Aeroplane Accident.

Gleason, Donald W., Delhi.

American Expeditionary


Andrews, Victor, Delhi.

*Anderson, James C., Delhi.

Buckley, Percy P., Delhi.

Becker, Clarence, Delhi.

Borthwick, Elwood, Delhi.

Clark, Stanley, Delhi.

Currie, Grover, Delhi.

Dixson, Frank N. W., Delhi.

Davidson, Gordon, Delhi.

DeGeorge, Salvadore, Delhi.

Davis, Andrew F., Delhi.

Franklin, Clifton, Delhi.

Farley, Jacob, Delhi.

Froelich, Jacob L., Delhi.

Flowers, Frank H., Delhi.

Goodenough, Raymond, Delhi.

*Gerowe, Clifford, Delhi.

Gemmel, Robert E., Delhi.

Hutson, George Irving, Delhi.

Howland, Thomas Knox, Delhi.

Hoag, Walter C., Delhi.

Herring, Lieut. Charles B., Delhi.

Heckroth, Gifford, Delhi.

Hunt, Harry P., Delhi.

Horton, Leland, Delhi.

Infusine, Horace, Delhi.

Larned, Earl, Delhi.

Lane, Harry L., Delhi, naval aviation.

Mable, William N., Delhi.

McMurdy, Harold, Delhi.

Miller, James Victor, Delhi.

McDougall, Ezra Earl, Delhi.

*Meehan, William, Delhi.

Meehan, John B., Delhi.

O’Brien, Raymond, Delhi.

Oles, Wilbur, Delhi.

Paine, Harold, Delhi.

*Piper, John S., Delhi.

Peet, Harold, Delhi.

Ruff, Arnold E., Delancey.

*Snyder, Arthur F., Delhi.

* Spickerman, Mark W., Delhi.

Silliman, Lieut. Grover A., Delhi.

Stewart, Abraham L., Delhi.

Stevens, Frederick, Jr., Delhi.

Thomson, Howard, Delhi.

Tompkins, Andrew J., Delhi.

VanDyke, Edward, Delhi, naval aviation.

*Woods, Halladay, Delhi, British army.

Watson, James, Delhi.

Waldo, Lewis T., Frasers.

*Wounded or gassed.

Army in U. S. and Navy.

Aitkin, Forrest, Delhi, navy.

Alger, Harry B., Delhi.

Alger, Ellery L., Delhi.

Burgin, Merwin, Delhi, merchant marine.

Butler, Sterling, Delhi, army.

Becker, George, Delhi, army.

Brown, Myron, Delhi, army.

Brown, Frank, Delhi, army.

Bramley, John H., Delhi, army.

Brady, Bernard, Delhi, army.

Buckley, Bartholomew T., Delhi, army.

Clark, George W., Delhi, merchant marine.

Carpenter, Lyle, Delhi, army.

Cavan, Ralph S., Delhi, navy.

Cirulli, Reggie, Delhi, navy.

Currie, Howard, Delhi, merchant marine.

Currie, Ezra, Delhi, army.

Condon, Addison I., Delhi, army.

Danielson, Eric J. W., Delhi, army.

Elderkin, Floyd, Delhi, army.

Frisbee, Wyatt, Delhi, army.

Forrest, Ensign Edwin W., Delhi, navy.

Gilday, Donald, Delhi, army.

Garret, Clarence, Delhi, navy.

Griffin, Frank A., Delhi, merchant marine.

Gilbert, Gordon, Delhi, army.

Graham, E. Russell, Delhi, army.

Groat, John M., Delhi, army.

Gibson, John W., Delhi, navy.

Haviland, Wm. H., Delhi, army.

Homan, Charles, Delhi, navy.

Hamilton, Russell, Delhi, army. Harper, H. Glenn, Delhi, army.

Harkness, Lieut. Robert, Delhi, army.

Hall, Delmar, Delhi, army.

Hollister, Arthur S., Delhi, army.

Hall, Donald, Delhi, navy.

Hinckley, Clark, Delhi, navy.

Huffmire, Harry, Delhi, army.

Hume, Henry S., Delhi, army.

Landon, Richard, Delhi, navy.

Lane, Merwin G., Delhi, navy.

Leal, Howard, Delhi, navy.

McPherson, Carles, Delhi, army.

Mason, Homer R., Delhi, army.

Murphy, Robert C., Delhi, army.

McGregor, Lane, Delhi, coast guard.

McIntosh, Robert, Jr., Delhi, merchant marine.

Pattison, John, Delhi, army.

Pritchard, James D., Delhi, merchant marine.

Russell, Robert, Delhi, army.

Reynolds, Marvin H., Delhi, army.

Shoemaker, Merrill, Delhi, navy.

Sampson, Howard, Delhi, army.

Shoemaker, Ralph, Delhi, navy.

Signor, Barnes, Delhi, army.

Simmons, Harvey, Delhi, army.

Storrer, John G., Delhi, army.

Stewart, Chauncey, Delhi, army.

Stewart, William, Delhi, army.

Sutch, Sidney, Delhi, army.

Thompson, Arthur, Delhi, navy.

Thompson, John T., Delhi, army.

Valentine, Ernest, Delhi, navy.

Wheeler, Ward A., Delhi, army.

Whitney, Fred, Delhi, navy.

Waldo, Robert, Frasers, army.

Y. M. C. A. Work.

Farrington, Frank, Delhi.

Total 123; overseas 50; deaths 4.


Killed in Action.

Kellogg, Clark N., Franklin.

Died of Disease.

Craig, Jesse, Franklin.

American Expeditionary


Aldrich, Orson, Franklin, 336th Mach. Gun Batt.

Abell, Ralph, Franklin.

Bennett, Clyde E., Franklin, Co. B, 301st Eng.

Bouck, Howard, Franklin, Hdyts. Co., 55th Inf.

Bell, Charles C., Treadwell, Camp Gordon Replacement Draft.

Douglas, Stanley, Franklin.

*Elderkin, Leonard W., Walton R. D.

*Fullington, Carol, Franklin, Co. H, 61st Inf.

*Gardner, Elmer W., North Franklin.

Howe, Burr I., Franklin, Co. K, 2nd Pioneer Inf.

Judd, R. DeForest, North Franklin, 640th Aero Squardon.

Johnston, Olin H., Merrickville.

Keator, Fred, Franklin, 64th Inf.

Matteson, Harry L., North Franklin, aviation.

Miller, S. Case, North Franklin, Red Cross service.

Murphy, Merton L., Treadwell, Co. G, 107th Inf.

Murphy, Lee, Treadwell, 326th Ambulance Co., 307th Sanitary Train.

Nelson, Milton G., Franklin.

*Norton, Guy D., Franklin, 7th Inf.

Ogden, Lieut, Morton, Leonta, Co. I, 33rd Eng.

Rutherford, Kenneth, Franklin, Mach. Gun Co., 346th Inf.

Smith, Howard M., Franklin, co. C, 62nd Eng.

*Sanford, Clyde, Franklin, signal corps.

Stoutenburg, Charles, Treadwell, 696th Co. Limousine.

*Tilyou, Earl, Franklin, Co. G, 107th Inf.

*Webster, Reid E., Franklin.

*Wardell, Ivan, Franklin.

*Wounded or gassed.

Army in U. S. and Navy.

Alger, Elmer, Franklin, army.

Barlow, Henry A., Treadwell, army.

Branwell, Edward, Franklin, army.

Cook, Howard E., Franklin, army.

Dibble, Ray P., Franklin, army.

Drake, Frank L., Treadwell, army.

Eveland, Ralph, Franklin, army.

Ellis, Dewey, Franklin, merchant marine.

Ellis, Charles B., North Franklin, army.

Epps, Clarence A., North Franklin, army.

Frazier, Lieut. Harold, Franklin, army.

Farrington, Grant M., Merrickville, army.

Greene, Arthur, Franklin, army.

Greene, William, Franklin, army.

Geswaldo, Giovanni, Walton, army.

Howard, Elmer O., Franklin, army.

Johnson, Carroll, Franklin, army.

Judd, Howard, North Franklin, army.

Jester, Harold G., Franklin, army.

Johnson, Edward C., Merrickville, army.

Jones, William, Franklin, army.

Lindsay, Alexander, Franklin, merchant marine.

Lindsley, Col. Elmer, Franklin, army.

Martin, Floyd L., Franklin, army.

Ogden, Lieut Chauncey M., Franklin, army.

Pulver, Warren J., Franklin, army.

Schmitt, Frank J., North Franklin, army.

Stewart, Ward, Franklin, merchant marine.

Schmidt, John, Franklin, army.

Shaw, Orrin A., Franklin, army.

Smith, Ira F., Franklin, army.

Wyman, Howard, Franklin, army.

Warren, Lieut. Lloyd C., Franklin, army. Student Army Training Corps.

Chamberlain, Vell B., Franklin.

DeLong, Edwin E., Franklin.

Evans, Stewart W., Franklin.

Jester, Edgar F., Franklin.

Smith, Thomas C., Franklin.

Walker, Lieut. Raymond G., Franklin.

Total 69; overseas 27; student army training corps 6; deaths 2.


Leonard Gransbury of Cannonsville Suffers Serious Fracture.

(From our Cannonsville cor.)

Friday Leonard Gransbury of Cannonsville met with a bad accident, while working for S. W. Seymour on the L. E. Kipp timber job. Logs were being hauled, and Mr. Gransbury slipped and fell just as a large log slewed around, and one lag was caught under the log. The unfortunate man was carried to his home on Second street. Dr. Palmerton, the attending physician, found both bones in the leg broken between the knee and the ankle. The leg was so badly crushed that one bone protruded through the flesh, and several pieces of bone had to be removed. Mr. Gransbury is doing as well as can be expected.

Chamber of Commerce Election.

A meeting of the Walton chamber of commerce for the election of officers will be held this Friday, evening at 8 o’clock in the court room of Walton Hall. C. S. Colvin of Albany, general superintendent of the American Railway Express Co., and J. A. Wolff of Troy, a representative of the same company, will be present and Mr. Wolff will give a short talk on better express service. Corp. Frank C. Roda will tell of his experience with Co. F in France.


Mrs. Leroy Bennett Suffers Serious Fracture.

(From our Bennettsville cor.)

Mrs. Leroy Bennett of Binghamton, for over sixty years a resident of Bennettsville, fell recently while turning on a heater, and fractured her wrist. She was taken to the hospital for treatment. Mrs. Bennett has been making her home with her son, Dr. Bennett, in Binghamton.


Campaign for Memberships Will Be Held February 25


General Running Expenses in 1918 Were $982 While $882 Was Spent From Book Fund.

The committee recently appointed to take charge of the membership campaign for the Ogden Free Library has decided to make a canvass of the village for this purpose on Tuesday afternoon, February 25, beginning at one o’clock.

Extensive repairs to the stonework of the library building are necessary and the money raised from the memberships will be used for this purpose. It is estimated that the necessary repairs to the building, which should be made this year, will cost from $500 to $700, while the income in the general fund is barely sufficient to pay the necessary running expenses.

The income of the library is divided into three funds: The general fund, the Tiffany fund and the Herbert Eells Memorial fund. The Tiffany fund is restricted to the purchase and binding of books, magazines and pamphlets. There are no restrictions on the Herbert Eells fund and the income from this source, $40 annually, is used to help pay the current expenses.

The Tiffany fund consists of securities of a face value of $24,500 from which an annual income of $1,016.25 is derived. Disbursements in 1918 from this fund for magazines, books, binding, etc., were $882.91.

One of the nieces of William B. Ogden, Miss Julia Wheeler, married Charles C. Tiffany, who served as a chaplain in the Union army during the Civil war. On his death in 1907 his will was found to contain a clause establishing the Julia Wheeler Tiffany Endowment Fund in the Ogden Free Library, the income of said fund to be solely applied to the purchase, repair and binding of books and pamphlets for said library. The original gift was of securities of a face value of $25,000. Owing to a contest of the will the amount actually received from the legacy was $23,500.

The general running expenses of the library in 1918 were as follows: Lights, $45.84; water, $13.14; librarian’s salary, $480; coal, $280.95; cards and supplies, $33.52; insurance and treasurer’s bond, $84.60; repairs, $30.38; freight and cartage, $7.48; miscellaneous, $6.81; total, $982.72. Receipts were as follows: High school entertainment, $55.66; fines, $66; memberships, $11; town appropriation, $650; income from investments, $84; sale of papers and books, $17.50; state money, $100; gifts, $25; total, $1,009.16.

The membership fee in the Library Association is one dollar annually which entitles one to vote at the annual meeting held the last Monday in December of each year. The committee in charge of the membership campaign consists of Mrs. George T. Johnston, Mrs. W. C. Doig, Mrs. Paul Nicols, J. W. Thompson and W. R. Reynolds, with W. E. Henderson as an advisory member representing the board of trustees.


Aged Man Injured by Fall From Wheel Chair.

Andrew Miller, who makes his home with his daughter, Mrs. John H. Tweedie, Liberty street, met with a serious accident Friday. Several months ago Mr. Miller suffered a stroke of apoplexy which left him badly crippled. He has been using a wheel chair and in some way fell from the chair and sustained a fracture of his right leg.

New Margaretville Editor.

Clarke A. Sanford, owner of the Catskill Mountain News at Margaretville, has engaged Charles P. Elam of Syracuse as managing editor of that publication, and will devote his time to his garage business.

Captain Hones to Marry.

(From our Rockland Cor.)

Rev. L. W. Hones of Rockland left Monday for Salt Lake City, Utah, where he will perform the marriage ceremony of his son, Captain William Hones, to Miss Dorothy G. Meyer on February 12th. Mr. Hones will go on to California, and expects to absent six weeks.

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