CATSKILL MOUNTAIN NEWS. VOL. XVIII NO 10. MARUARKTVtLLE, N. Y . FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 1913, THREE INJURED DROPS ON D. & N. Freight Train Wrecked, Near Shavertown on Wednesday Afternon. NONE OF THE INJURIES ARE SERIOUS ONES Wreck Did Not Tie Up Passen- ger Traffic. The fir3t wreck that has occurred on the Delaware and Northern since En- gineer Cowan went over the bank at Jacksonburgh bridge about four years ago, took place a half mile below Shavertown Wednesday afternoon, when three cars were derailed and three trainmen injured. A break beam on the third car from the rear broke and fell down on the train mentioned above and before the air could stap the train the broken beam crowded the trucks of the freight car off the track, this car in turn derailed the car following it. and the combination coach and baggage car attached to the rear of the train. The two freight cars were only derailed while the combination carj went partly over the bank and one end is in the river. In this car were Conductor L. E. Sanford, and trainmen Emmet Eckert and E. D. Avery all of East Branch. They were badly shaken up and received some cuts and bruises but none of their injuries are serious and all were resting comfortably at their homes in E'tst Branch yesterday after- noon where they went noon after the wrcc'i. Dr. Faulkner of Arena WBB called at once and made the men com- fortable before they were tnken homo. They will not be able to get out for • some da, i but there are no indications of serious injury. No bones were brok- en although Conductor San ford had a badly injured knee. At the time of the accident therf WBB one passenger train south and one north of Shavertown and tha train Schedule for the remainder of the day was maintained by transferring at the scene of the wreck. Asat. Supt. Creveilng and Master Mechanic DePuy of Margaretville hur- ried a wrecking crew to the place of the accident and the track was righted before midnight. The passenger coach had' not been put on yet yesterday morning. In the train was a carload of house- hold furniture belonging to George M Parker of this village, who is moving to VVflton. This was fortunately in the forward end of the train and was not off the track. The two freight cais derailed contained only a few empty kegs and boxes. Shot Companion. Eugene Sparks was shot by Will Vinniger January 20, while the two were hunting rear tha head of fuller Brojk, near Downsville, and as a re- sult of the gunshot wound Sparks afterward died at Thrall Hospital, Midd'etown. Saturday young Vinniger was ar- rested and arraigned before Justice Odwell at Downsville, on a charge of manslaughter in tha second degree. He asked for a hearing and the matter was adjourned until Msr. h 11. Vin- niger was held in $509 bail, but as he could not furnish it, he was taken to Delhi jail by OH.-er Jones. Syrup by Parcels Post. It took Postmaster George C. Kess- ler, of Milburn, nearly all day to sort one bag of mail becauBj a parcel* post package containing maple s-rup had burat and i-tuck the 1 contents of the package together, After being steamed and washed and dry cleaned the mail was not much the worse und was distributed, but the re- mains of the syrup packuge went into the ash can. Where Did He Get It? It must pay IJ run a newspaper in CooperBtown. Brother Carley, editor of the Freeman's Journal, has pur- chased an auto.nobile. We have trou- ble enough purchasing shoes to wander 'round in, let alone gas dine wagons to tote us. By this display of reckless- ness it's np to Govermr Sulzor to ap- point an investigating committee in this case.- Sidney Record. Scoth-Norris. Gordon Seath and Miss Florence Norris, both of Shavertown, wero mar- ried at'the U. 1'. Manse in Andes vil- lage I y Kev. (J. A. Forbes, Wednesday ' evening, March, 5. The couple arrived on the evening train and securing a license had the knot tied- The boys caught onto I he fact and were prepar- ing to give then •< skimmoltou ut the entral Hotel, but Mr. and Mrs. Seuth A Narrow Escape. Prom our Hnlcott Center correspondent, Monday Mrs. J. K. Fellows arranged some hooka and pnpers and placed a box of matches on a burenu in the kitchen just before she went a short distance to call on a sick neighbor. She had been absent 'but a few min- utes when Eugene Crosby, who was working below the house, saw smoke issuing from the roof He hastened to the house after calling Mr. Fellows and some neighbors working near by and found the books and paper' on the bureau nearly conanmed by the fire and a lively blaze around the bureau. Sev- en! paila of water were used to sub- duo the fire. Two eldarly aunts of Mrs. Fellows were in an adjoining room. One of them has been nearly helpless for tht, past year. Had not Mr. Crosby discovered the fire when he did, doubtless the house and per- haps the two women could not have been saved from the flames. FOR THE WEEK A Glimpse of the Life in a Busy Country Village and the Lit- tle Things that Make the Week's History. SOME BRIEF ITEMS OF GENERAL INTEREST Flying Don't Pay. In an article on the \Business of Aviation,\published in a current mag- zin?, Frank CofTyn, of Hobart, is quoted as saying that aviation as a profession ia not profitable. The arti- cle says: \Brookins parned $100 a week, with $50 a day additional when making flights. So did Coffyn. But there s Coffyn's word for it that the Wrights' rule forbidding Sunday fly- ing, together with the cost of travel, breakage, bad weather, postponements and ill health, prevented the best avi- ator of the Wrights'a corps from clear- ing $200 a week. Also CofTyn saj s the exhibition game is expensive. Ma- shines cost from $5,000 to $10,000. An aviator must have at least one good mechanic at $30 a week, and two help- ers at $15 apiece. The cost of trans- portation is high. For instance, the charge for an aeroplane from New York to Chicago is $100. Smashups are also expensive and eat into profits. Three years mo there were aviators in this country who made $1,000 a day. To-day many fly for $100. and are glad to get it. CofTyn, now (Ling inde- pendently, is making a fortune. Will Visit Washington. The Senior class of the Walton,Hlgh School is planning a week's trip to .Va?hington, D. C, during the week of the Ea3ter vacation, as was done by the graduating class last year. The ne.mbers of the class expest to leave on Friday m'irning, March 21, and will oe gone a week. Prof. F R. Darling iVill probably accompany them as :haperon. The Colgate Dramatic Club .vill give an entertainment in the aud- itorium on Thursday evening, March 20, the proceeds of which will be used to help pay the expenses of the trip. -Vbout thirty seniors expect to take the trip whieh will cost about $35. It is likely that the graduating clase of the Sidney school will accompany them. Mrs. Mary M. Kittle. Mary, beloved wife of Taacar Kittle of this village,died at the family home Sunday morning after a severe illness from plurisy. Her age was 58 years. The funeral wa< held from the house 3ii Wednesday at 11 o'clock, her pastor Kev. James Douglass officiating, and interment was made in the Margaret- ville cemetery. Mrs. Kittle WBB a wo- man much loved and respected by those who knew her and her death is a listinct loss to the community. She is survived by her husband and one daughter. Relatives from out-of-ta*n in attend- ance at the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Munaon Griffin of Trout Creek, Mrs. Linioln Kittle of Craig-E-Clare, Vlr. and Mrs. L. P. Mann of Franklin. Business Locals. Halpern's millinery department is better than ever before. In fact we have more millinery and a larger range of styles than ever was or will be shown Iri Margaretville. Prices are lower than ever and that always the lowest of any millinery store in t >wn. New spring goods for all at Hal- parn'a. Laidea' all wool serge dresses all colors, sizes up to 40 at $3.98 at Hal- pern's for Easter. See our Easter advertisement on 2d page. Easter opening, all gooods and de- partments displayed, Tuesday and Wednesday, March 18 and 19 at Hal- pern's. Week before Easter hats trimmed free of charge at Halpern's. I A Deserved Sentence. i'onniy Judge Raymond, in county court at Dalhi Tuesday morning, sen- tence.! George Hotaling, of Grand Gorge, to a term tn Auburn prison of not more than six years and eight iiin.it hs and not less than four years and eleven months. Hotaling was con- victed in county court on Wednesday last of attempteJ rape, the complain- eni against him being William Crosby, of Grand Gorge, in behalf of his 15- \ :n ulil daughter, Maude. Bungalows at Perch Lake. Lee J, Frisbee, at Perch Lake, has purchused a gasoline engine. It is re- ported that Mr. Frisbee will erect several more bungalows to accommo- caped by hiring a rig and returning date those to desire to summer there Shavertown. Andes Recorder, or for camping parties. A Bunch of Personal and Local Happenings. First \migs.\ Sap's running. Only eight days to Easter. Next Sunday is Palm Sunday Monday, next, is St. Patrick's day. Spring poets are in full bud. Mrs. John Cole went to Hancock Saturday to visit relatives. Miss Julia Bryant of Roxbury visited Margaretville friends over Sunday. County Supt. of Roads, L. Van Tas- sel, was a business caller nere on Fri. day. Supt. L. R. Long went to flimkins yesterday to attend the funersl of an old friend. Miss Elizabeth Smith of Dunraven is enjoying a visit with New Paltz friends. Wyllys Keeney of New Yoik City waa the guest of his mother hare over Sunday. A. H. Bellows of Roxbury who is teaching near Flslschmanns was !nr garetville visitor on Saturday. A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs Lelander McEwan of Kelly Kumars Friday. It is said that work will be resumed on the Pine Hill-Grifiin Comers state road next waek, and rushed to com- pletion. William F. Ruff has return?.! from Delhi, Where he recently underwent a serious operation for appendicftt'. J. V. Jordon, the Newbugh cream- ry.man, owner of several creameries in this section is at the Pocantico Inn. President A. M. Mor°land of the Delaware and Northern is spending a few days here in the interests of the of the road. While in New York City recently Hugo Gorc3h of the Gorsch furniture store supplied the furniture for the largfl real estate offices of Jasper P. Day. The order was a large one. Miss Clara Lessel of New York City has returned to Margaretville and is in charge of the millinery department at Halpern's for the second season. Miss Kathryn Swart has recovered from her recent illness and is again at her place in the Swart Mercantile Co. store. Mrs. Thomas W. Pierca and daugh- ter, returned to their home in West Delhi on Mo nday after a visit with Margarettville friends. Mr and Mr. Reno Young, of Youngs and Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Rittenburgh of Sidney Centre have been guests this week at the home of Supt. L. R. Long. Several from here expect to attend the play, Diamonds and' Hearts to be given at the Halcottville Casino, March 21 and 22. Mrs. Ford Smith of Franklin, a dale- gate to the grange meeting, ha3 been spending a portion of the week at the home of R M. Delameter. Miss Grace New of New York City arrived in Margaretville Saturday evening and will again havo charge of the millinery department at the store of Miss H. M. Allison. Robert Cowan an aged resident of Dunraven was the receiptent of 100 post cards on his 76th birthday Monday and also enjoyed a birthay party at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Whit- comb, Dunraven. Mrs. Herman Rotermund entertained the Red Cross Society at tier home Tuesday evening, the occasion being the regular monthly meeting of that Society. Mr. and Mrs. Herman Roter- mund, who have been spending the winter at Yonkers, returned to their home here Friday evening. Mr. and Mrs, S. Ilalperu have re- turned from New York City, where they have been purchasing an unus- ually large stock of goods for the spring and summer trade. Mr. Hal- pern is entirely recovered from his re- cent illness and is again about his duties in the Margaretville store G. M. Parker of Walton was in town the latter part of the week. Ilia family household goods are being moved to Walton, where Mr. and Mrs. Parker are taking up their residence. They have been in Margaretville fur about nine years and have many friends here who are sorry to sue them depart. There will be services in the Presby- terian chruch both Sunday morning nnd evening. Miss Helen Marvel and Miss Annn Leitz of New York City are the guests of Auditor and Mrs. William Marvel here. W. H. Mcllroy, who has been spend, ing the winter in New York City ar- rived in town Tuesday and will remain here. Mr. and Mrs. George Myers went to Union Grove Wednesday to attend the funeral of Mrs. Nelson Woodard, a sis- ter of Mrs. Myers, who died there Monday at the age of 59 years. Death was caused by pneumonia. F. R. Gavett of Wallingford, Conn., waa in town on Tuesday. He was on his way from Belleayre home making the trip with a team. He had been here to help in packing the household goods of Gould Gavett, who is moving from Belleayre to Wlliingford. There is a rush of interesting new advertisements in the News thia week. They are: S. Korn, Arkville Halpern Brothers, Muller'a Bakery, H. M. Alli- son, W. H. Mcllroy, N. Melnick, J. Simon, F. L. Keator, Margaretville and M. Spector, Griffin Corners. Thomas J. Lawrence, who ha3 lived In thia scetion for many years and is well knwon to many hereabouts has accepted a paramnent poistion in the armory of the Twemty-second regi- ment, New York City and left Mar garetville Sunday for his duties in New York. f In the Prize Speaking contest last Friday evening, Leighton Boyes won first and Waldron Coulter second boys' prizes. Georgiana Purcell secured first and Marguerite Long second prize for girls'. Mr. Boyes and Miss Pur- cell will go to Roxbury this evening to participate in the county prize speak- ing contest there. A refining company in Pennsylvania announces' that it will shortly put upon the market an autombile fuel called \ga^ene.\ which will take the place of gasoline and cost less than four cents a gallon. Its only fault ia said to bo that it makes a great deal of smoke when the engine first starts up There was a large and enthusiastic meeting of the Village Improvement society at the High School building iVedneBday evening when a literary \nd musical program was given fol- lowed by a discusison, \What shall we Jo with the ash heaps.\ The society has aroused much interest in village affairs and the meetings are largely attended, President Mcllroy is an- xious that every citizen of the village attend each meeting. A Source of Typhoid. A plumber's helper, writing to the Brooklyn Eagle, has the following to say in reference to the much discussed question as to the source of typhoid fever. One lears so much about the unsanitary wells of the country that it is refreshing to read the words of a sensible and practical man, who, one can readily believe, has found the source of many a case. He Bays:, \In reply to B. Bleul's letter of February 2, that appears in your issue of February 6, 1 bag to advise him that the cause of tpyhoid is not as he states, hut is due to people who close their city houses during 'the summer season and go to the country, leaving the traps of their plumbing fixtures un protected, The result is the water be- comes evaporated, which allows the aewer gas to penetrate every nook and corner of the house, the bedding and carpets being a fine resting place for the tpyhoid germs. Usually one day before their return some members of their family return from the pure country air and sleep in the poisoned air of the city house, and the result is a member of the family is taken down, and typhoid is the disease arrived at by the family doctor, who blames the wate- - they have been drinking out of the old well at th > farm house in the country where they stopped. It is not so. The farmer and his family have been drinking it for years and they did not have ty- phoid.\ Box Ball Notes. Now that spring is here the manage- ment desires to caution patrons not to let bowling interfere with their house- cleaning, yard cleaning and otherduties pertaining to the sanitation'and ap- pearance of their respective premises. Mrs. A. C. Fenton bowled at the al- leys one night last week and failed to make two spares in one game, whereat the manager smiled. Prizes for front half of March will be awarded at the alleys Saturday night, following which some exhibition games will be played. Mail Contract Let. l'hu contract for carrying the mails on the Delhi-Oneonta stage route has been let for four years from July 1, to Parker Shaw of Delhi, for $840 a year. Robert Reed is the present contractor. OPTOMETRIST COMING. Win. R. Osborn, graduate optome- trist, of Hudson, N. Y., (formerly of Jowott) will bo at The Pocantico Inn, Murgarotvlllo, Friday, March 28th, to oxamluo eyes and lit glasses. U' you havo headaches or If your vision blurs it la time you had glasses. See him and see beat. E DURING THE YEAR Also Report of the Fire Laddies and Their Fire-Fighting Ap- paratus. NOTICE OF ELECTION THE COMING TUESDAY There Remains a Small Bal- ance in Treasurer's Hands. i Because of the intense interest tha the Villagh? Improvemsnt Society has stirred up in village affairs the follow- ing notice of election and statement of village expenditures will be read with interest. RECEIPTS. March 1. 1912, Bal. on hand... $5 10 Proceeds of note 50 00 Licensas 12 00 Bank tax 123 48 Mortgage tax 28 19 Delaware & Northern tax 49 95 Del. & Eastern tax, 1910-1911.. 112 38 Received from collector, 1911 . 12 50 Received from collector 211 02 Total. $604 62 DISBURSEMENTS. Brown & M irks, cement $'30 E. A. Marks, inspector 2 00 C. A. Sanford, printing 20 50 I. B. Archibald, inspector 3 00 E. A. Marks. a>sessor 6 00 J. R, Archibald, assessor 6 00 Mlie Mungle' Insurance 6 00 3. S. Myers, assessor. 6 10 I. N. Thompson, baryl.ig dog 1 00 Humphny Jon.'S, assessor. .... 6 00 Note and interest 202 30 Fire Department 100 00 las. Gha nberlaln, labor 2 50 S, Archibald, I i>mr, 1 50 H. Jones, I ibor 1 25 I. B Archibald, docking 15 00 Pre I Hout n. iRbor 6 00 •si n in Kelly, labor 6 00 l\ Winter, insurance 9 00 Mlie Mungle, insurance 3 38 I. B. Archibald, t.-an work 28 50 Sim Kally, labor 11 40 F, Boiton, la'jor 11 40 H. ,ione3. watchman 10 50 Eureka fire [lose Mf^t- Co.. ,., .\> 40 .V. Delanetsr, labor 12 80 swart Mercantile Co., supplies 28 60 .) K P, iajkaon, printing 3 75 \. ,!. Scott, labor 2 75 3. Dumond, labor 4 00 J. B. Archibald, labor 9 00 N. D. Olmstead & Co., supplies 1 i>2 Sim Kelly, labor 4 00 laa. Chamhet I .in, labor 1 CO Fred Ayres, labor and supplies. 1 i'O E M. Hill, labor 85 T. SVinter, clerk's salary 25 00 V. I). Olmstead. treas'r salary. i5 00 Balance on hand. ....... 82 Total.. ..... $604 62 HIGHWAY FUND-RECEIPTS. March 1, 1912. Bal. on ban I,... $5 02 Pro:eeJs of note 150 00 Received from collector 250 00 Total $405 02 DISBURSEMENTS. I, S. Archibald, commissioner...$875 00 Commissioner's salary 25 00 F. Bouton, watering trough 3 00 Balance on hand 2 02 Total $405 02 LIGHTING FUND. March 1, 1912, Bal. on hand.... $3 00 Received from collector 377 00 Total $380 01 DISBURSEMENTS. Margaretville Gas Light Co... .$330 00 WATER FUND-RECEIPTS. March 1, 1912. Bal. on hand.... $2 00 Received from collector ....... 51S 00 Total $520 00 DISBURSEMENTS. Margaretville Water Co $520 )0 Dated Margaret/ille, N. Y., March 1. 1913 J. S. ARCHIBALD. President. S. S, MYERS. E- A. MARKS, J. B. ARCIIIBALD, HUMPHREY JONES, Trustees. N. Q, OLMSTEAD. Treasurer. r. WINTER, ci..k. Chief Engineer's report March 1913. To the trustees of the village of Margaretville, N. V., I submit the following as the annual report of the Margaretville Fire Department. During the year the department has had charge of the folio ving fires: March 7. 1912, H. L Hewitt's house, damage $50.00 April 26, 1912, Clarke A. Sanford's Garage, damage $1500 00 June 18, 1912, A L. Murray's found- ry, damage $10.00 July 10, 1912, II. I. Hewitt's factory damage $50 00 Oct. 14, 1912, A. L. Murray's found- ry, damage $25.00 C. R. Sanford, Chief Engineer. March 7. 1913. To the Chief of the Margaretville Fire Department, I submit the follow ing as the annual report for the Excel sior Hook and Ladder Company, There is now in charge one Hook and Ladder truck, one 40 foot extension ladder, three scaling ladders, sixteen buckets, 2 crowbars, 2 picks, 4 lan- terns, 1 Hoo!< and chain, 3 coils of rope, 2 crotches, 1 pole and 2 spikes. The company at present has 17 mem- bers. J. N. Thom.son, Foreman \BIG FIVE\ MEET DEFEAIAT HANDS To the Chief Engineer of the Mar- garetville Fire Department: The avail- able and working equipment of the Pa- katakan Hose Company consists of one hosec cart, one attendant carrier hose wagon, 1200 feet of hose, 50 ft. small hose, six play pipes, one Y coupling, four hydrant wrenches, six spanners, one monkey wrench, one crowbar, one spray nozzle, 50 ft. of rope and one axe The company contains 22 members. G. C. Henderson. Foreman. VILLAGE ELECTION. Notice is hereby given that the An- nual Election of tho incorporated Vil lage of Margaretville will be held at the Trustees' room in Firemen's Hall In said village on March 18th, 1913, (third Tuesday) and that the Polls will be opened at ONE O'CLOCK P. M. and will close at FIVE O'CLOCK I'. M.J at which election the follow- ing village officers are to be elected, viz.: A President lor one year, in place of J. Sinclair Archibald. Two Trustees for two years in placo of J. B. Archibald and Edgar A. Marks. One Trustee for one year in place of Humphrey Jones. A Treasurer for one year in place of N, D. Olmstead. A Collector for one year in place of G. C. Squires; all of whose terms of oflice will expire on the 18th day of March, 1913. Margaretville, X. Y., March 10. 1913. T. WINTER, Village Clerk. The following is the Trustees' es- timate of expenditures for the ensuing year, viz: For Lighting Fund $380.00 For Water Fund 500.00 For Street Fund 375.00 For General Fund 245.00 Exciting Basket Ball Game on Last Thursday Evening. ONE MAN NEARLY KNOCKED OUT OF GAME Clever Work on Part of Local Players. In the best and fastest game ever played on the Margaretville court, the local Basket Ball team defeated the Hancock Big Five team last Thursday evening by a score of 29-26. The game started with a rush by both teams and continued so until the end. The excellent passing of the visitors kept the home team busy every minute of the game and only for the good guarding of Bus?y and Paden, their opponents would have made many more baskets. In the first half Okowitz the Hancock center was painfully injured, which kept him out of the game for the rest of the half. Kerry who re- placed Gibson in the second half finish- ed out the first half for Okowitz. In the second half Okowitz displayed wonderful nerve by going back into the game. Henderson, the Margaret- ville centter, played his usual fast game and was after the ball continual- ly. The fast playing and basket shoot- ing of Fred Myers, one of the local for- wards showed him to be the s<tarof the game, he making six field goals and five foul goals for a total of 17 points. Denton the other forward also played his usual fast game, making many good passes. The excellent team work and fast passing of the visitors got them much applaua? f om the large audience. Winna and Ran 'ill did ex- cellent work fir Hancock and were pretty sure of sho tin-; a basket if they got the hull. Dty itnu Gibson the Hancock gin; is slso did good worK for their team. The score : Margaretvill\ F. \lyeis Denton Henderson du>.y Padc.i Su n n u*j Myers, 6; Total February 28, 1913. .$1500.00 J. B. ARCHIBALD, S. S. MYERS, H. JONES, E. A. MARKS, Trustees T. WINTER, Village Clerk. Arkville. A salary party was held at thf Fire- nen's Hall, Thursday evening, the sum of $80 was realized. An enter- tainment given by the ladies' was en joyed by all. John Dimmick of Schenectady is visiting his parents in this village. Mrs. J. Hoornbeek spent last week in Oneonta. Miss Agnes Laferty of Allaben spent Friday with N. Casey. Corbie Hoornbeek, who has been spending a few days with his mother, returned to Albany Tuesday accom- panied by his brother Stanley. Mrs. Julia Bradley left town Friday for her hone in Kingston. Floyd Eckler of Connecticut is visit- ing his parents. Mr. and Mrs. John Todd have return- ed from Halcottville and are again in thier home on church street. Miss Lena Sanford was given a sur- prise party at her home Fidayr even- ing. All report a line time. May Build Big Dam. Belief that a big dam will sooner or latter be built across the East Branch of the Delaware was strengthened a few days ago by the arrival of three surveyors, who made a survey from the Ling Flat ctmetery to a point just above Shinhopple. While nothing wa» given out, it is very evident, juding from tht indications, that a big power dam .vill be built to furnish electricity for some railroad or other corporation. It is said that there are only two feasi- ble sites for such a dam between Har- vard and Arkville, one of them being bet veen Long Flat cemetery and the mountain and the other at Shinhopple, Where the valley is narrow. Whither pii.ierty owners in that section will tuke kindly to the project remains to be seen. A big dam at Shinhopple would make an immense lake, inunda- ting th? river valley back as far as Do vnsville and submerging all of the river Hat farms. -Downsville News. 9 Portions Hancock 26 L. i' >r ward Winne tt, L\ or ward Randall t. enter Okowitz L. Guard Day R. i:aid Gibson-Kerry : -Goals from field: F. Henderson, 3; Denton, 2; Paden. 1; Okowitz, 3; Randall 3; »Vinne 4; Kerry, 2. Goals from foul: Fred Myers, 5; Okowitz, 1 ; Kerry, 1. Rsferene: W. Coulter. Timekeeper, D. L. Stewart. Insane From Fright. Miss Lydia Cleveland, a former resi- dent of Frankiln, died at the Middle- town state hospital recently and the body taken home for burial. Her death recalls the daring bank burglary about 30 years ago, Miss Cleveland, her mo- ther and three sisters oecpuied rooms over the bank and the burglars bound and gagged the.m before committing the deed. The women wer? told that no harm would come to them if they kept quiet. The experience, however, destroyed the heatlh of Miss Lydia and fo? more than 20 years she has been in- sane as a direct cause of the ex- periences o f that night. Her age was about 55 years She is survived by three sitsers:, Miss Ada Cleveland residing at Pasadena, Cal. and two married sisters residing in the west. Methodist Mention Miss Helen Gregory will have charge of the Epworth League meeting Sun- day evening. Topic, \The Social Ma- terial ; My Neighbor.\ Twenty-eight members of tne Ladies' Aid Society enjoyed the monthly meet- ing of that Society held at the home of Miss Anna Moore Wednesdy evening, March 5. The Sunday School enjoyed the pres- ence of some new members Sunday and some of the shk ones were able to take their old places again. Easter one week from next Sundy. The missionary class will meet with Mrs. Thomas WinterM, ondy evening, March 17. The class has taken up the study \China's lie ,v Day.\ Mny ho U. S. Attorney. Charles It. u'.'minor of Hobart is a candidate for the appointment of U. S. District Attorney, now beli by a Bing- hamton Republican, The Stork at Arkville. Born Wednesday to Mr. and Mrs. Vernon t'ooke of Arkville, a daughter. Born Tuesduv to Mr. Bnd Mrs. Ar- thur Cole of Arkville, a soil, State Feeds l>.,, ' Thousands o' ducks caught by the cold and held prisoners in Sodus Bay, Lake Ontario, are being fed by the State.