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'r f The Associated Pm s CJovering W orld’s Events in Every Ijasufe of T H E GAZETTE 'tdfiiiiii The Weather R ^ o rt P a r tl y cloudy an d cooler to n i0 h t. Tuesday, f a ir, fresh w e s t w inds. r * The Most Widely Read Newspaper in the Upper Delaware Valley, VOL.LVI„No. 181 PORT JERVIS. N. Y-, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 24,1924 PRICE TI«EE CENTS BUSGASTANK MHSTBEPLACED OMUTSIDE 1 ^ Rolmg of Pebfic Service OmmiissioD Effective Janirary First A lbany, Nov. 24— T h e public S e r ­ vice Commission has decided to re- ■Quire all persons or corporations o p ­ era t in g bus lines in New Y o rk State, outside of G r e a ter New Y o rk, to m a k e certain changes in buses in the in t e r ­ e s t of th e safety of occupants in case pf fire or accident. O rders w ill be served o n th e bUS Op­ erato r s requ irin g them by Ja n u a r y 1 next to provide th a t: E a c h bus operated shall be so equip­ ped th a t th e gasoline ta n k shall be outside th e bus body and th a t filling th e ta n k w ith gasoline m u s t be from outside each bus, an d T h a t each b u s m u s t be provided w ith an em e rgency exit to be used in case of an accid e n t or fire, this in g one en tr a n c e o r exit, the addition- JUMECHMCS AT SERVICES ATM. L CHURCH Oaiighters of America Ac­ company Them—Sermon by Rev. Versteeg A b o u t 200 m e m b e r s of D e law a re C o u n cil No. 9, Ju n io r O rder U n ited A m e rican M echanics and Ju n io r D e ­ lig h t Council No. 29, D a u g h ters of A m e rica attended th e service a t th e D rew M ethodist ch u r c h Sunday even­ ing. E a c h organiaztion m e t a t the M e c h a n ic’s hom e an d proceeded from th e r e to the church in a body. A song service preceded the reg u ­ lar p r e a c h in g service. A fter w e l­ com ing his guests, Rev. V e rsteeg a n ­ nounced his tex t as a p a r t of the fo u r th verse of th e 99th P s a lm . “Thou D o s t E s tab lish E q u ity,” The su b ject of Rev. V e rsteeg’s serm o n w a s “T h e P r o te s ta n t as a P a tr i o t.’* In h is serm o n h e ex p la in e d w h y the ____ __ ____ _______ - In te r n a tio n a l C o m m ittees .of th e ’Y. quirem e n t to apply, only to buses h a v - ','-^ , c. A. an d Y. M. C. A. refused to ' CHARIB REED FOUND DEAD ATTHRESHOmOF FOREST HOME Coroner Concludes That BiiBet Wound Was Accidental — Man Came To His Death While Cleaning His Gun JOHN VAN A. MACZlfiJRRAV APr01NTE1> ASSISTANT^ TO SECRETARY OF STATE :! [ c o -operate w ith or g ite sanction to 0.1 exit to be so co n s tructed th a t it th e N a tional E d u c a tion w e e k w h ich c a n n o t be opened accidentally. N ecessity fo r an ad d it io n a l exit is in case of fire in the bus in terio r o r in th e engine com p a rtm e n t. Some busgs a r e so b u ilt th a t gasoline m u s t be p laced in the ta n k from w ithin th e c a r , th e in t a k e being located in some instan c e s n e a r the only ca r exit. T h is actio n by the Com m ission is in th e in t e r e s t of safety of bus rid e r s and to m a k e th i s m e ans of la tte r day tra n s p o r tatio n as safe eis possible. M any bus operators are given author­ ity by cities, tow n s an d villages to operate, w ith o u t an y requirement for protecting the passengers in case of fire 'or accident. BARN, GARAGES, GAR DESTRDYH) M ay b rook, Nov. 22. D am a g e es­ tim a ted a t m ore th a n $3,000 w as ■caused by' fire of undeterm ined origin a n d L e o n a rd D insm o re and C. Capone both of M a y b rook w.ere b u rn e d T h u r s ­ d a y afternoon when a garage, b a r n an d autom o b ile ow ned by A n d rew V an B u s k irk, and th e g a rage of F red F r e e r, here, w ere destroyed. The blaze th reaten e d for a tim e to sp r e a d to adjoining buildings an d d e ­ stru c tio n of the D insm o re home, ad­ joining th a t of M r. V an B u s k irk, w as prevented by C h arles H ughes, a local firem a n , w h o climbed upon th e roof and pulled out blazing shingles. The fire w as discovered by Levi V an K e u ren, a W a lden insurance a g e n t w h o smelled sm o k e w h ile v isit­ ing a t th e V a n B u s k irk home. The a t ten t io n of M rs. D insm o re also w a s a t tr a c t e d to the blaze by a G reat I)ane dog, w h ich barked an d pulled a t her dressf u n til she follow e d him to th e re a r of their dw elling. Two cars w e r e rescued from their garage. h a s ju s t been celeb r a t e d th r o u g h o u t A m e r ica. H e exp lain e d th e objection Of th e s e organizations and oth e r s again s t th e program ou t lin e d fo r co n - stitio n day a n d pariotism day and sta t e d w h y he th o u g h t A m e r icanl.sm is a g r e a t e r and m o re b e a u t if u l th in g th a n th e foundei'S o f th e A m e r ican E d u c a tio n w e e k m a d e it ap p e a r to be. During his ta lk th e C o n servatives, R e v o lu t ion ists, C o m m u n ists, P a c ifies, and the Red fla g w e r e discu ssed. H e said patriotism is faith in God, fa i r ­ ness in demooraGy, freedom of thought th in k and let th in k , a n y w h e r e a t a n y - Special m u s ic w a s rendered by th e ch o ir a n d D r. G e o rge A. H a m m o n d . HANGS SEIf • TO BED POST! W a rw ick, Nov. 22— S u spended from th e head of her bed by a heavy cord, M rs. Jam e s P a r k s w a s found! dead late F r id a y aftern o o n by h e r husband an d d a u g h ter a t h e r home betw e en W a rw ick and New M ilford. C o n ­ tin u e d ill h e a lth is believed to have been the cause of h e r suicide., She had been dead several hours w h en found. M rs. P a r k s w a s discovered when she failed to ap p e a r a f t e r M r. P a r k s re ­ turned from w o rk and th e ir daughter, G e rtrude, from school in W a rw ick. She failed to respond to th e ir g reet­ ings an d in th e search w h ich followed her body w a s found. BUS DRIVER INJURED WHEN CAR HIT POLE B e n jam in Hissain, the w ell know n bus driver betw e en this city and M il­ ford, received several cuts and b ru is­ es ab o u t th e head, face and body and Jo h n Shewchuk, th e nine y e a r old his O ldsm o b ile touring -car w as badly \BOn of M r. and M rs. E . Shew c h u k , of i-vvrecked w h e n th e m a c h in e collided M a tam o ras, w h ile playing w ith a b lan k j ^yith a pole along th e M ilford road <jartridge pistol S u n d a y afternoon a t I ab o u t h a l f w a y between th is city and his home, w a s shot in th e palm of th e M ilford, S a tu r d a y evening. H issam w as le f t hand. The bullet, a 22 caliber, w a s ta k e n from th e hand a t the D e e r- p a r k S a n itariu m . H is condition to ­ day is good. ta k e n to h is h o m e in Milford! w h e r e h e w a s treated b y a p h y s ician . H is injuries are n o t .considered as b e in g serious. To Prove Safety Qualities of ^^Guardian Angel” Parachute, Young French Girl Drops 1,000 Fee^ I* .-WacMurray, who is a native of P rinceton, N. J.. has been nanu-d by P resident Coolidge as aid to Secretary H u g h es. H e has betm Chief of th e P a r E a s t Division and served previously in the diplom a fic service a t Poking and Tokio. ‘CHANGED LIVES IS SUBJECT OF FINAL SERMOi E?angelistic Services at Pres­ byterian Chnrcli Come to a Close P i num b e r of representa ■'^Before ' lives of f o reign pow ers. Mile. F ih e t dropped about a fifth of a m ile at Croydon aerodrome at Croy­ don, England. The parachuta opened in two seconds and chc de­ scent w a s m a d e eafely In ofte m in­ ute, tw o aecouda. The tw o w eeks’ evangelistic ser­ vices a t the PYesbyterian C h u rch cam e to a close S u n d a y evening. The D e e r- p a r k R eform e d C h u rch an d the B a p ­ tist C h u r c h united w ith th e ir P resby­ te r ian friends in this service and the m a in au d itorium w as filled. The choir w as augm e n ted by several voices and the w h o le w a s one concord of sw e et sounds. The services began w ith the usual song service under the direction of Joseph D elakoff and the choir fav o r ­ ed w ith a selection. R ev. C h a rles M. A c k e rm a n then too k charge and Rev. C h a rles DeW oody read th e lesson from th e S c ripture and Rev. W illiam V, B e rg offered prayer. Mr. A c k e r­ m a n th a n k e d the choir, the people in general, th e co-operating churches, the evangelist, th e sexton an d all oth­ ers w h o had h e lp e d to m a k e th e cam ­ paign a success, The serm o n w as delivered by Rev. E d w a rd S. B o w m a n , D. D. p a s to r of^ the E m a n u e l P r e s b y terian church, of P h iladelphia, who has been in P o r t Jerv is fo r the la s t tw o weeks. H is sub ject w a s “C h anged Lives” an d the text w as Ezek. 11:19( an d Jo h n 3:7. The p r e a c h e r said th a t a m a n ’s life is in need of a change for before he can expect to en ter heaven, he m u s t be regenerated; th a t God has the pow er necessary to bring ab o u t th a t change; an d th a t the change is a dual propo­ sition, th a t is, m a n him self m u st be w illing to let the changing Influence of th e sp ir it of God have its effect. T h e serm o n w as illu s trated w ith several illustrations, th a t w ere actual occurrences, an d in conclusion Dr. B o w m an m a d e an earnest appeal for better living. BATTLESHIP FLEET GOING TO AUSTRALIA W a shington, Nov. 23— P lans for the A m erican fleet’s m a n o e u v res in the Pacific next Summer Include the dis­ patch to A u s tralia and New Zealand Of th e m o st pow e rful A m e rican a r ­ m a d a ever sent to the A n tipodes. Three divisions of the b a ttle fleet will engage in this cruise. They in ­ clude tw elve dreadnaughts, the m o st pow e rful in the navy, w ith an ag g re­ g a te displacem e n t of 376,200 tons, w h ich represents a heavier fleet th a n th a t which “Fighting B o b ” E v a n s led aro u n d th e w o rld d u ring the adm inis­ tra tio n of P r e s id e n t Roosevelt. : i C h a rles R e e d , a w ell know n and * highly respected resident of the Town of Forestburg, w a s found dead a t his home by F r e d G arley Sunday a f t e r ­ noon betw e en one and 1:30 o’clock. T h e body w a s lying across th e th r e s ­ hold of the door w ith th e head and shoulders exposed to th e w e a th e r , it w as lying on th e rig h t side. A large hole in th e top of th e head told th e story. A 30-20 rifle could be seen resting u n d e r the body. Mr. R e e d w a s la s t seen alive last W e d n e sday evening. H e in com p a n y w ith D avid W o o d s and F r e d Carley cam e to S p a rrow b u s h w h e re R eed did som e trading. W h e n th e two men le f t Reed a t his hom e , he told C arley th a t he w o u ld be a t th e la tte r ’s house S a turday evening. C arley invited him to s ta y over S u n d a y and ta k e dinner w ith him , Reed accepted th e in v ita­ tion ; S a tu r d a y n ig h t passed and Reed did no t show up. Sunday noon cam e and - still Reed did n o t m a k e a n ap p e a r a n c e A t one o’clock Mr. G a rley feeling ra ­ th e r uneasy ab o u t his friend decided to drive his autom o b ile to th e plcae w h e re Reed lived an d ascertain It there w a s any thing w rong w ith him an d if not, b r ing him back to th e house w ith him. R eed w as em p loyed as the w a tch - nian a t B u r n t H o p e P o n d , w h e re th e r e a r c several, cottages. H e lived in one n e a r the dam th a t w as owned by D r. D a rlington. W h e n Mr. C a rley drove up to th e house he w a s shock­ ed by th e sight th a t m e t liis eye. H e first suspected foul play. He a t once notified >Coroner lEreakey of Mbntl- cello and the relatives and frien d s or the dead m a n in th is city. C o roner B reakey rendered a verdict th a t R e e d v/as accidently shot w h ile attem p tin g to clean th e 30-30 rifle, an d h a d been dead a t least tw o days. A b o u t six or eig h t feet from w h ere th e dead m a n lay, ram rods an d o th e r •Articles used for cleaning gam s we^e found, by a sm a ll stand. T h e head' and shoulders of th e body w e r e w e i from beipg exposed to the heavy rain of F r id a y n ig h t and ^ t u r d a y . The body w a s badly decomposed in spite of its being frozen. T h e bu llet en­ tered th e head som e w h e re ab o u t the m o u th an d tore its w a y th r o u g h th e top of the head. It is said to be a soft nose bullet. Reed lived alone an d ap p a r e n tly en­ joyed his lonely life. He knew the forests and surrounding coun tr y very well. He w as of a happy disposition, w a s w e ll liked by all v/ho knew him and w ill be g r e a tly m issed by those w h o associated w ith him most. Ter- w’illiger-W o o lsey Com p a n y w a s noti­ fied an d the body w a s b r o u g h t by thorn to th e ir chapel. Reed h a d been em p loyed as caretak e r of th e cam p cottages since early fall. C h a rles M. Reed w a s born a t Foi'- estburg, N. Y.,- on N o v em b e r 6. 1889 and w a s th e son of S a r a h S, R e e d and the late E z r a Reed of F o restburg, “C h a rley” as his m a n y friends called him w a s em ployed by the B eardsley L u m b e r Com p a n y of P o r t Jervis fo r a n u m b e r of years. L a te r he entered the employ of th e P a tterso n L u m b e r C o m p a n y of Forestburg. On October first he resigned from th a t position to accept a position as c a r e tak e r for Dr. .D a rlington. H is sudden d e a th is a severe shock to his relatives and many friends. T h e surviving, relatives are his m o ther, tw o brothers W illiam E lb e r t R eed and O. H o w a rd R e e d of P o r t Jervis, five sisters E d ith , w ife of S ta r r Moore of M iddletown, N. Y., H elen, wife of W . H. Sm ith of M onticello, N. Y. A n n a B. wnfe of G. E . V a n Inw egen of P o r t Jervis, L a u r a , w ife of H. S. P a tterson of Otisville, N. Y„ France:^ S. Reed of P o r t Jervis; tw o aunts, Mrs. C. W. Bow ler of R idgefield. Conn M rs. D. C. N e w k irk of H o w ells, N. Y. and a num b e r of nephew s and nieces. The funeral w ill be held a t the hom e of his sister Mrs, G. E. V an Tnwegen 70 O range street, Tuesday afternoon a t two o’clock. Interm e n t will take place in L a u r e l Grove ceme­ tery. POUCEFIND TWOAHEMPTS TO BUM HOUSE Driver of An Anto That Had Jersey License Being Sought W h ite S u lph u r Springs, Nov. 24.— Investigations by Policem an Jo h n Ly- n of L iberty and S tate T roopers from M o n ticello F r id a y disclosed th a t previous unsuccessful atte m p t had been m a d e to set afire the local su m ­ m e r hom e of Sam S a ls b u rg of P a te r ­ son. No arrests have y e t been made b u t the a u th o r ities have several < cellent clues. L o c a l m e n discovered th e house ablaze T h u rsday night. B reaking thro u g h th e door, they discovered flam e s sp r e a d in g in several p a r t s of th e house, w’^hich h a d been boarded up an d le f t by its owner in S e p tem b e r Afters* th e fire h a d been extinguished, au th o r ities investigated. T h a t a previous a t te m p t to fire th e building h a d been m a d e w a s the m o st sensation a l developm int. Troopers found th a t sections of th e open stair­ w a y and reception room w h ich w e re burned and charred, were the results of an older fire w h ich h a d gone out by itself. W h o e v e r set th e place ablaze T h u rsday n ig h t m u st have de­ sired the building to be destroyed. A u thorities have in th e ir po.ssession fingerprints. The glass h a d been re ­ m o v e d from the back door of th e co t­ tage, presum a b ly by th e incendlarists to give better ventilation to the place On the glass, w h ich stood ag a in s t the ■^all near th e door, w e r e found sever­ a l c le a r fingerprints. F u r t h e r investigation disclosed a d ­ ditional cans of gasoline, a n electric battery and w ires w h ich indicated an attem p t to fire th e place by electric­ ity. The w ires led to a trough filled w ith gasoline and o th e r inflam m a b le m a terials. \ Suspicion Is* s a id to be attach e d .to th e ow n e r of a larg e touring c a r w h ich w a s seen -to p a s s J >y t h q house sevem l tim e s T h u r s d a y night, Au'thorltfes have posses.?ion of th e nuhiber of th e New Jer.sey license plate. HUNTERS FIND MAN’S SKELETON LYING IN WOODS Rnsled Revolver With Empty ' Shefi is Discovered SayvHle, L. I., Nov. 23.— ^A h u m a n skeleton, w ith a .38 calibre , b u llet w o u n d in th e skull an d a revolver, of th e sam e calibre, co n tainin g one d is­ charged shell, lying beside ifi. f u r n ish ­ ed the local police an d cou n ty au th o r i ties today w ith w h a t th e y bclies^e t'o be, a suicide m y s tery. FIRE DESTROYS SUMMER HOTEL M iddletown, Nov. 24— A n o ther serious fire of unknow n origin o c c u rred in Sullivan county Sunday night. This tim e a new 70 room boarding house not com pleted and owned by C h a rles K a b e letow sky w as totally destroyed. The building, w h ich is located along the M o u n taindale ro a d ab o u t tw o miles from Sum m itvllle, w a s discover­ ed to be on fir© by m e m b e rs of th e fam ily, ab o u t nine o’clock. By heroic w o rk, the f a m ily w as able to get all th e ir belongings from the building, before it crum b led. T h e loss, w h ich is said! to be a heavy one. h a s not yet been announced. H e n ry T u thill and J o h n Castegn9.t9 both of Sayville, cam e upon th e blea­ ched bones -and th e ru s ty w eapon w h ile h u n tin g this m o r n ing in th e M edford W o o d s, near the Long Islan d R a il­ ro a d experim e n tal farm . T h e y n o ti­ fied H a l F u llerton, m a n a g e r o f . t h e farm , who in tu r n com m u n icated w ith S h e r if f A m z a Biggs an d C o roner Eld- w in F. M oore. F u llerton took a n u m ­ ber of p h o tograph s of th e skeleton before it w a s ta k e n in ch a rge of th e C o roner. The fafft th a t a l l the clo th in g ex­ cept a p a ir of shoes, as w e ll a s th e body itself, h a d decom p o sed le t the au th o r ities to believe th e sk e leto n had been laying w h e r e it w a s found fo r a t least tw o years. T h e rev o lver w a s heavily cru s ted w ith rust. T h e skull contained a bullet hole and th e lead missile* itse lf w a s found inside A ll t h a t rem a ined of th e dead mauM effects besides th e revolver w e r e a p a r t ly filled flask of liquor, a p a i r of gold spectacles and a cent. The e x ­ cellent condition of th e te e th in th e lower jdw led to the abandonment of an early theory th a t the bones tho.oo qf H e n ry N o rton of Jam a ie, those of H e n ry N o r ton o f Ja m a ic a Queens, an ieighty-four-year-old pat- wood sanitarium ab o u t three Real Estate Sale T h e prop e r ty of Id a M. H addock, o f M a tam o r a s , h a s been sold to C h r is ­ tia n H e r m a n an d w ife, o f O r a n g e St. The sale w a s m a d e by A g e n t C. W . Shields. OPPOSES CUT , , IN RAIL WAGES W a shingtoh, Nov. 23— R e d u c tion of railro a d w ages to m a k e possible a to - duction in freight rates is n o t re g a r d ­ ed by President Coolidge as advisable or necessary. The president let his a t ­ titu d e be know n w h en rep o r t s w e re called to his atten tio n th a t w a g e re ­ ductions w ere being urged from ce r ­ tain quarters of f r e ig h t r a tes a r e to be low ered. It is the P resident’s opinion, accord­ ing to a W h ite H o u se spokesm an, th a t conditions are n o t such th a t reduction in -wages is likely to be contem p lated. He thin k s there w o u ld be more hope of finding econom ies in operation of th e railroad s to ju s tify ra t e decreases. THIEVES GET SILK HAUL AT STERLINGTON (B y The A ssociated P r e s s ) S terling, N, J., Nov. 24— ^Four or m o r e arm ed and m a sk e d m e n ea r ly to­ day Stole finished silk valued a t ?30,- 000 from th.e S terlin g silk m ills an d escap e d w ith the loot a f t e r knock­ in g G e o r g e H a r m a n , 60 year old- n ig h t w a t c h m a n , u n c o n s c io u s w i t h gu n b u tts. Generals Calies and Obregoxi, New and Retiring Presidents, in Mexico City on Inauguration Day -■•J Community Club There w ill be a m e e t in g of th e C o m ­ m u n ity Club a t L ib r a r y H a ll, Tuesday a t S o’clock. The program w ill be in ch a r g e of Mrs, Le Roy Brooks, ch a ir ­ m a n of the D e p a r t m e n t of H istory and Travel. The speak e r w ill be Prof. C. R. M a rsh who w ill give an address on P ilg r im s in E n g land, H o lland and A m erica. Tills m e eting is being held in place of the one postponed last w eek on account of E d u c a tion W e ek. There w ill also be an im p o r ta n t busi­ ness m e e ting. General P. Elias Calies. Mexico’s j the day the latter turned o»/er the now chief executive, posed for this I reins of government of the re ^ b li o photograph with ^General Obregon [ south of the Rio G r a n d e

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