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THE CHRONICLE Whole No. 1847. MOUNT VERNON, N. Y., FRIDAY NOON. MAY 27, 1898. Price, Two Cents. ^ ■ W E E K L I _ i ‘3 r I = L E ' V I E ! ' W O IK* ^ X j I_. I L . 0 0 - A . X j D N T X D 'W S . WE TE S T THE EYE. DECORATION DAY PLANS. TAKE CARE OF THE EYES. It repays to a greater degree than any other feature of personal health. Costs you nothing to visit J. F. JARVIS & SON No. 64 South Fourth Avenue, and be advised. • The fallacy of the day is that the services of an ex­ pensive oculist are necessary. Don’t pay their exhorbi- ; charges’ It is only necesss \ ------ --t to an ases) 1 ptieiai optician. Full assurance is given of satisfaetary ser­ vice in exanalning and fitting the eyes with proper AT JARVIS’ our effleiency for your edifical Abundant testimony as to lieved and delighted patrons, ^from re- HITTING THE MARK,,... Established 1852. They please the people because they are A1 Bang up, goods at low prices. Our magazines are well filled and notwithstanding the damp weather we have managed to keep our powder dry, and will fight it out on the line of good goods at low prices if it takes all summer. - Don’t let the grass grow under your feet, especially when you can get a good lawn mower from $2.00 to $3.00, according to size. ---- ^These are not the worthless sort frequently offered but will give good service. Better grades $5.00^up. All Progressive Housekeepers Are interested in improved cooking contrivances. The latest and best thing in this line is the Puritan W ickless Blue Flam e Stove— Burns kerosene without a wick, and makes a blue flame same as gas or gasoline, without srnoke or odor. Can be seen in operation at our ^ire. We have lots of other good things for light­ ening and expediting household labor which you ought at least to know about— and which we shall be most happy to show you. Agents for “ R ambler,” “ Iver Johnson,” “ Keating,” “W averly” and “ Ideal” Bicycles $25 to $60, Boys and Girls Wheels $17.&u to $25. All fully guaranteed. Bargains in second hand wheels. It will pay you to see us before ordering. • . , . Now is the best time to have your wheel cleaned, examined and, if necessary, repaired. We do this kind of work in the most careful manner. Agents for Doolittle Bicycle Brake and “Compton” Automatic Tire Inflator. We Also Repair Roofs, Leaders, Stoves, Furnaces, &c. Ball Bearing Lawn Mowers are the latest. Ask to see them. Refrigerators, Poultry Netting and Garden Tools of all kinds. Close 6,30.- ------ Saturdays 9.30 P, n . It Rained, But Crowds Didn’t Care. Mr. James T. Robertson’s Surprise. Alonday was circus day for Mount Vernon, the attraction being Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show which exhibited during the afternoon and evening on the grounds at North Fulton avenue and Grand street. At 10 A. M., the parade began and proceeded through the prin­ cipal streets of the city, All the schools but the High School were dismissed at 10 o’clock and as a result Fourth avenue contained quite a throng of spectators, notwithstanding the chilling rain. Although the rain came down in tor­ rents it did not prevent a large crowd from attending the afternoon perform­ ance and in the evening the audience numbered several thousand persons. Had the day been a clear one the tents would doubtless have been packed. As to the exhibition itself a descrip­ tion of it is unnecessary. It included all the wonderful scenes and startling feats for which it is noted. It was a complete reproduction of the perform­ ance given in New York and other cities. Good Coal w Means Good Heat and Good Cooking. { li Bad Coal Means Spoiled Dinners. You can get the former and all that it implies 1' from .............. Van Herson & Berti V DEALERS IN Last Saturday evening Mr, James T. Robertson, of 257 South Seventh avenue, went to the post office, according to hiis usual custom, between 7 and 8 o’clock, and on his return found his house cap­ tured by a number of friends. As he approached “Jim” noticed the extra il­ lumination, but thought nothing of iit until he entered his home, when he was very pleasantly reminded of the fact that he had been ten years with Dr. Ed­ ward F. Brush. After a very pleasant season of con­ gratulations, reminiscences, social chat, etc., Miss Bessie Brush invited all into the dining room, where refreshments were partaken of. A feature of thesie was a fine large cake made by Miss Beers containing the lettering, May 21,1888, to 1898. Mr. Robertson’s ten years’ of faithful service were further remembered with ;a handsome solid silv^ pitcher, presented by Dr. and Mrs. Brush. The beautiful token of esteem is inscribed “James T. Robertson, 1888 to 1898.” \ The jolly party of intruders included Dr. and Mrs. Brush, Mrs. P. T. Kemp- son, Whidden,,Miss Katie Beers, the Misses Bessie, Minnie and Laddie Brush. The Misses Marion and Hazel Robertson were brought down stairs to enjoy the cream and cake. Equalization, of Assessments. The,Fifth Ward Alliance, besides tak- ing an active part in the proposed fran­ chises for trolley extensions, also pur­ poses to take up the matter of securing a uniform system of assessed valuations, some of the members claiming that the Fifth ward is discriminated against. Lehigh and Wilkes Barre Goal, o f f ic e : Uo. 10 West First Street, P. O. BOX 1 4 3 . Y A B O , l e e EAST FIRST. ST R E E T Office and yard connected by telephone^ fainxing prompt delivery. ^ • Hollywood Inn Field Opening. The Holly wood Inn Athletic Club of Yonkers will have a grand field opening Monday afternoou-at Dun woodie. There will be*- a fiag raising at 2j field events at 2.30 and a baseball match between Hollywood Inn and the Mount Vernon Athletics at 3.30-. • * . Memorial Day Exercises by Earns, worth Post and a Ball Game by Aldermen. The Memorial Day observances virtu­ ally begin Sunday, on which day Farns­ worth Post, G. A, R., C. J. Nordquist Camp, S. A. V., and the Ep worth League of the First M. E. Church will attend morning service at the Baptist Church and evening service at the First Metho­ dist Church. On Monday morning Farnsworth Post will assemble at the Post room at 9 o’clock, and from there the following details will go to the various cemeteries and decorate the graves of deceased comrades: For Woodlawn—Comrades W. A. An­ derson, John M. Dearborn, GeOrge H. Brown and E. J. Tilley. Bronxville R >ad— Comrades George Beil and Wm. Mitchell. East Chester—Comrades S. P. Hunt and J. P. Kraher. New Rochelle—Comrade David Lyon. Contributions of potted plants will be appreciated, which may be sent to the Fifth avenue school Saturday or the Post room before 9 A. M, Monday. THE BALL GAME BETWEEN ALDERMEN. The special public holida yjeatnre of the day will be the great inter-municipal contest on the diamond between the aldermen of Tonkere and Mount vor- hohj to take place at the Y. M, o, A, grounds, corner of South Tenth avenue and Sixth street, and to* begio at 3:30 o'clock sharp. Many changes have been made in the line-up of the Mount Vernon team as published last week. In the first place, Mayor Fiske, who was to be first base- man, has declined to play. Still having in mind last year’s struggle, in which, owing to his heavy avqirdupois, he suf- feaed greatly from the heat and exer­ tion, he has decided that it would be more fun to be a spectator than a par­ ticipant in this year’s contest. Several of the aldermen have followed his exam­ ple also withdrawn. Their substi­ tutes will be Commissioner oE Public Works H. P, McTague, Plumbing In­ spector Thomas Houlihan, C. Bauersfeld, an assistant in the city clerk’s office, and Thomas F. McGrew. The line-up of both teams is given below: M onnt V ernon . P osition , IT onkers . V f 5 Costello ................... *............... i or Walsh Ultcht .................... 1. f ............... Pagan Houlihan2 b.Mayor Sutherland McTague .............. l b .............. Ferguson Anderberg ............. c. f ............ Hackett Bauersfeld ........... s. s ................ Houston McGrew __ _ __ c ......... South wick Cline ...................... 3 b ........... Garrison Hoyt .................... p ................. Reynolds The Yonkers team, beside|Mayor Suth­ erland, includes only four aldetmen, they being Aldermen South wick, Hous­ ton, Reynolds and Hackett. The proceeds are for the Young Men’s Christian Association of this city which is deserving of a substantial sum. The tickets are *being rapidly disposed of which indicate^a large crowd of specta­ tors. Reserved seats can be had at the Y. M. C. A. building. Memorial Day In Tbe ScRooIs. The Memorial Day exercises in the public sbhools were held this morning in connection with the regular opening exercises. On Monday, as is their custom, the scholars will decorate the Soldiers’ Monument with flowers. Decoration Day Train Serytce. The following trains on the Harlem Road will not be run; From New. York to Mount Vernon— 5.45 A. M,; 5 20, 5.35,5.45, 6.25, 6.45 and 7.05 P. M. From Mount Vernon to New York— 5.18, 5.49, 6.56, 6,49, 7.21, 7,58 A. M. On the New Haven Road the full train service will be operated. Decoration Day at WMte Plains. ' At the fair grounds at White Plains there will be two horse races in the 2.17 and 2.27 class and a balloon ascension by Prince Leo, He will vary the ordinary balloon ascension by being carried up on a bicycle which he will perform on in midair and then by means of a para­ chute descend, all the time riding the wheel. THE TROLLEY EXTENSIONS. fIGHIlM TBE TROILB?, To-morrow (Saturday) evening, the Common Council will give a hearing on two applications for trolley fran- cliises. This is a question of vital interest to Mount Ver­ non residents and any objections to the routes designated below should be made at the meeting to-morrow evening. The Union Railway seeks to extend its present lines by placing single or double tracks on South Fulton avenue from Third street southerly to the city line; also northerly on Fulton avenue across the railroad bridge to Elm Place to Park avenue to Prospect avenue to North Fourih ave­ nue to the Eastchester line; also to extend the First street terminus to Sbuth Fulton avenue; also to run a spur across the proposed Third avenue bridge to Prospect avenue. TheNewVork, Westchester and Connecticut Traction Company asks permission to lay single or double tracks on South Pulton avenue from the Old Boston Post Road to the railroad bridge, thence on North Fulton avenue to Elm Place to Park avenue to Prospect avenue to North Fourth avenue to Bridge street to Lincoln avenue to Oak street to North Terrace avenue to Mount Vernon avenue to city line; also on East and West Fourth street from South Fnlton avenue to Eleventh avenue, thence across private property to Woodlawn Station; also on North Fourth avenue from Bridge street to the Eastchester line. ODR “ BOYS ” IN THE ARMY. Local Relief Committee Organized. Mount Vernon Is Well Represented in the Troops That May Soon Fight. Mount Vernon now has about 30 of her citizens among the United States Volun­ teers. Nine of these are with the Eighth Volunteers, being former members of the Eleventh Separate Company of this city^ The 14 recruits from New Rochelle who are alsojsvith the Eighth, have not been accepted as members of the Eleventh Separate Company by the authorities as their applications for mem- bersliip in that company were not made out on the regulation blanks. The appli­ cations were typewritten, as there were no more blanks at the armory, and on this account were rejected. The following is a complete list, as far as can be learned, of the men from this city who have enlisted in the Country’s service, and the companies with which they are connected: Eighth Volunteers. Company M — Captain, Frank R. Curtis; First Sergeant, Marshall G. Hatfield; Privates Henry J Badenhausen, J. Haslett, Patrick Coni don, Doughfcon Kimble, William Bonn, Robert Nosher and Charles White. Seventy-first Vulunteers. Major, John H. Whittle. Company B—H. A. Mer- riam, W. Higgins, L. Bert Henderson. Company E—William R. farmer, Sey\ mour Peterson, Nelson Harding, E. H. Hannaford', D. W. Lapham, Jr., George Rowlandson n,nd H. P. Kane. Company L—S. A. M.. Ives. Hospital Corps—Dr. A. St. John Shephard. Forty-seventh Volunteers. Company L—Lieutenant, C. L. Gerould; Quarter­ master Sergeant, John Moncrieff; Cor­ poral, A. Scott Anderson. The Seventy-first Volvnteers* are at Lakeland, near Tampa, Fla., and the Eighth is at Chickamaugua where it arrived Wednesday. In the Naval Reserves Mount Vernon is represented by Frank B. Van‘derbeck> Jr., Henry G. Sloat Bertrand G. Bertnett and Arthur D. Brittingham. Jacob Gescheidt of this city is the chief gunner on the Monitor Terror which is with Admiral Sampson’s fleet. At the Women’s Mass meeting held in Willard Hall, on Monday, it was decided to form a Local Committee of the Women’s National War Relief Associa­ tion, of New York city. Mrs. Ellen Hardin Walworth, the director general of the Association, was present and ex­ plained the plan of work. The United States Government having purchased a ship which is now being converted into a hospital ship, to be called the “United States Army Hospital Ship Relief”—this Association has offered to furnish and equip it. The Local Committee of Mount Vernon now has a number of re­ gistration rolls in circulation to raise funds for this purpose. Every woman, signing these rolls, and paying 25 cents becomes a member. Any woman can become a member of the Committee and have a registration roll, by which to raise funds, on paying a registration fee of $1 each. Children under fourteen years of age can become members by paying ten cents. The efforts of this War Relief Association have been approved by the secretaries of war and the navy, and the money collected will be distributed mainly through those de­ partment. The officers elected by the local com­ mittee are:—Mrs. F. A. Lane, chairman; Mrs. A. G. Ham, secretary; Mrs. E. S. Ward, treasurer. Members of committee to collect funds:—Mrs. W illia^^age. man, Mrs. S. D. Patterson, Miss Emily Adams, Mrs. L. A. Fowler, Mrs. Roger M. Sherman, Mrs. W. N. G. Clark, Mrs. T. F. Goodwin, Mrs. S. Le Page. The members of the W. C. T. U. very kindly granted the use of 'the hall free. Mr. W. J. Youmans, who was the editor of The Sentinel during its brief exist­ ence, visited Mount Vernon friends on Saturday. He has enlisted for service in the war, l^eing a member of the Bing­ hamton, N. Y., Separate Company. Gaments For Caban Relief. The Mount Vernon Branch of the Needlework Guild of America held a special meeting at the residence of Miss Carrie B. Tilton, 120 South Second avep nue, on Wednesday afternoon. It was decided to appeal to the members, ask­ ing each one to give a new garment which will be used for Cubau relief. It is hoped to secure at least 300 garments in tWs way for the Cubans. KMergarten ExMbition. There will be a public exhibition of the work done by the children of Miss Robbins’ private kindergarten during the past year at Willard Hall, Monday morning the 30th beginning at 9.30. On Tuesday forenooip the children will enjoy a picnic at Cranford Grove, the residence of Prof. E. N. Vallandigham. One Stage Rearer tbe War. The Eighth Regiment left Camp Townsend, ’Peekskili, on Monday for Chickamaugua. It is Company M of this regiment in which 22 members of the Eleventh Separate Company enlisted. The captain of the former company is Fran£ R. Curtis of this city, formerly a lieutenant in the Eleventh. Opportnnity to Join Seienty-brst. The Seventy-first Regiment being about the first to respond to the call of the President for volunteers and at present being mustered in the United States service; it is the desire of Colonel Greene that the remnant left home should be recruited to the maximum strength. An offer limited in time is therefore made to good men. For further particulars inquire of C h a r l e s A. B a r k l e y , 149 South Fifth avenue. Veteran and recruiting officer Seventy- first Regiment, N. G. N. Y. Entertammest By New YorK D. A. B. The New York City Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution gave a very enjoyable and brilliant en­ tertainment on Tuesday evening at the Ninth Regiment Armory. The entertainment consisted of an orchestral followed by a promenade con­ cert. It was a most enjoyable affair, and a number of people from Mount Vernon were among those present. Propei^ty Owners Will Object to Hav. ing Residential Streets Marred By Trolley Lines. There is very determined opposition developing against the granting of the trolley franchises as outlined in the ap­ plications, and which are elsewhere re­ ferred to. A number of residents of Chester Hill are decidedly opposed to having any of the choice residential streets of that sec­ tion invaded by trolley lines. This was apparent at a ’meeting held last evening at the residence of Mr. P. J. Murray, of the Fifth Ward Alliance, called for the purpose of considering the trolley fran­ chises. A number of prominent taxpayers were present, such as Aldermen A. W. Wallander, Messrs. George Howard, George McCaw, Alonzo Hebbard, Brow­ er F. Zuker, J. Utz, A. and J. J. Koenen, Peter McGowan, H. F. Giere, H. D. Low, Matthew Hawe, W. W. Bradbeer and others. Mr. Murray, the president of the Alii ' ance, presided, and briefly stated the object of the meeting. Mr. Hawe was appointed secretary pro tern. In the discussion that ensued it was shown that the line on Lincoln avenue toward White Plains and New Rochelle, that on North Fourth avenue to Bronx­ ville and on North Third avenue to Lin­ coln avenue would possibly be advan­ tageous and at the same time compara­ tively unobjectionable. To permit lines, however, on Fulton avenue. Elm Place and Prospect avenue was something of no advantage to the city at large and of irreparable injury to Chester Hill. A resolution was finally offered by Mr. George Howard to the effect that no further franchises should be granted to trolley companies on any thoroughfare until the company should obtain the consent of all property owners along the line. This was seconded by Alderman Wallander and carried. A resolution was also adopted empowering the presi­ dent to appoint a committee of five to represent the Alliance at the Common Council hearing to-morrow evening. The Board of Trade has also taken the matter in hand and a committee will meet to-night to consider the subject. The residents along the line of Fourth ' street are up in arms against the propo­ sition by the New York and Connecticut Company to run a line on that thorough­ fare from Fulton avenue to Eleventh avenue, and a petition against granting such a franchise has been signed by practically all t'he owne^ along the street. The Mount The Chantanqnans. second May meeting of the Vercoa Chautauqua Circle was a “Dickens’ Evening” and wa? held Monday evening in the usual place. A paper on Dickens and his works was given by Mrs. Ferguson and answers to roll-call were selections from the most popular works of that , author. Among those chosen were “Nicholas Nickleby,” “Tale of Two Cities,’ “Dombey and Son,” “Bleak House” and “Our Mutual Friend.” Mr.. Charles M. Miller gave a reading from, Mark Twain’s, “Pompeii.” The Review of “Mediaeval Europe” for lack of time,, was. postponed to a future meeting. Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Cooper will en­ tertain the Circle on the occasion of the- first June meeting, at their home, 22^ South Fifth avenue. lestside Branch Strawberry Festiyal. A strawberry festival and entertain­ ment was given last evening at the First Baptist Church Branch, corner of Terrace and Mount Vernon avenues by the Westside Y. P. S. C. E. An enter­ taining programme was rendered by the society which was assisted by Mrs. Mark D. Stiles and Mrs. Joseph S. Wood who rendered solos in their usual pleasing manner. There was a fairly good atten­ dance considKihg the stormy weather. The proceeds will he devoted to the building fund, • . Edelweiss Circle met for its patiiotiO session Monday evening in a room very prettily decorated with American flags, at the home of Miss May Stevens. The weather somewbal; affected the attend­ ance, and owing to an unfortunate fail­ ure in notifying some of the members 6i a change in the programme, one or two of its numbers were necessarily im­ promptu. In the absence of the president. Miss Walker presided and conducted the open­ ing exercises. Patriotic quotations were appropriate and inspiring, and were fol­ lowed by a number Of entertainihgLin- ~ coin anecdotes. A brief review of the readings was conducted by each mem­ ber asking a question on the same. Several points of interest in the read­ ings on “Mediaeval Art” formed topics for a general discussion. ^ “Dissected Songs” proved to be separ­ ate lines of various patriotic songs. Members were requested to find those who held the other verses of their par­ ticular songs, and each, group was asked . to sing its song. The idea was not fully carried out, however, and the pro­ gramme ended with the Circle forming one group around the piano and joining heartily in the stirring war melodies. Bicycle Meet PcstpeneA. The bicycle meet which was to have been held yesterday at the residence of Mrs. William Hitchcock, East Chester, has been, on aocount'pf'the storm, posi^ poned until next Thursday, June 2. j

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