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*- l <^¥^ : &:*^rM m '\>^i¥m^i i® LOOK —*. at tbe date on the label or your paper and see if your subscription is paid up to date. .<uuiiliit»;|l>\<i VOLUME Yl. ,!** You have carefully read the \ads\ in this paper you will be better posted on where to buy. . .RtflSSEim, ST. LAWRENCE COTJirTY, jpfflMfBK, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 1897. NUMBER 44. tffc. f AUniESBOOTlNfi AFFAIR An Unfortunate Incident Which Ends in Shooting. THE WOUND NOT FATAL. an ft. ft i m Wc m m, m !»•'•- *$&*' -fj^W*; ,^***v l ir S B» « Some Villagers Excbtace Word* Wild Italian Woo Retaliates by Firing Into tbe Crowd\- la Arrested and Discharged. Last Saturday afternoon about S o'clock considerable excitement -was occasioned in town by a shooting affair in which the chief actor was aleo the chief victim. On Thursday fifty Italians were laid off by the Lehigh people and received their wages Friday morning. Several of them hung around town during the day and imbibed quite freely.' About 6 o'clock an Italian named Toney Petrial and his \pard\ were walking along the north side of Andrews street toward Main. Across the way near Whites Hotel was James Melrose, a roof painter from Talcville, N. Y., and several others. It seems there were some words of an un- complimentary nature exchanged between the parties. Melrose came up the street to the steps of the hotel and Petrial crossed over. The colloquy continuing, Melrose picked up a piece of a board some four feet long and the Italian drew a revolver. Melrose suddenly came to the con- clusion that it was not his day for a fight and jumped behind a post. Petrial withdrew going along the West side of Main street toward Grasse river. He stopped in front of the store of J. L. Hyde & Son calling to his companion who was in advance to wait. By this time some half a dozen persons were in pursuit, among them George Britton, Dave Bichards and policeman Dodge and the Italian was hurrying across the bridge. The pursuers were rapidly gaining on the fugitive when he turned and fired four shots m the air over tbe crowd. After be had discharged twj shots Dave. Bichards suddenly became m^WM&W&t - W Wriglit arm. By this time a hundred persons were on the scene running across the bridge. The Italian after crossing the bridge ran around the house of Bert Andrews into tbe woodshed where he was arrested and taken to the city \cooler.\ His wound was dressed by Dr. Taylor. No bones were broken but the bullet made an ugly flesh wound. The prisoner was arraigned before justice Dominy on Saturday and an adjournment was taken until Mon- day at 9 a. m. At that time attorneys H. B. Chase appeared for the prisoner and C. A. Boynton for the people. The following witnesses were sworn: James Melrose, Nelson Johnson, John McLean, H. J. Biley, George Lavene, Fred Lavene and the defend- ant. The evidence corroborated the story as told above and the justice considered the facts as insufficient to hold the prisoner and he was dis- charged. The lesson to be learned from this unfortunate affair is for every per- son to attend to his own business. Doubtless during the next few years there will be large numbers of Italians and Hungarians at work on the canal who will be wandering through the town more or less. These persons usually attend to their own business, are anxious to be let alone and are entirely harmless unless some thoughtless person picks a quarrel with them. Moral \don't monkey with the buzz saw.\ Fire In Philadelphia. A fire started at 4 o'clock Monday af- ternoon on the third floor of the whole- Bale grocery of I. G. Harley & Co., 127 North Water street, ft spread so rap- Idly that three of the adjoining build- ings on Water street and four in the rear on Delaware avenue were soon in a blaze, and four alarms of fire were rounded in quick succession. After two hours' work the firemen cheeked tbe advance of the fire. APPLICATION GRANTED. the State Railroad fioowtaiogera Omit Application of the New Vorlc and Ottawa Railroad. The railroad commissioners on Sat- urday last granted the application of the New York & Ottawa railroad company for permission to build a steam railroad fromMoira, a distance of 18 miles, -to the St. Lawrence river. The road will cross the bridge now being built across the St. Lawrence eight miles from this village and connect with the line which will run from the Canadian side of the bridge to Ottawa. The New York Central strenuously opposed the. granting of of the application, claiming it would interfere with the business of their Adirondack lines. The attorneys for the Central claimed that the Dela- ware & Hudson was behind the scheme and that it would eventually make a connection with the new road from its terminus at North Creek. As soon as the commissioners ren- dered their decision word was sent to Helena to commence work and now a large force of men are grading the line of the road. The work is commenced on the St. Lawrence end and will be rapidly pushed toward Moira. There are now 183 men work- ing on the southern end of the bridge and 75 men in the quarries on the St. Regis reservation. . The contract for the telegraph wir- ing has been awarded to Messrs. Ahern and Soper, of Ottawa. They will stretch the wire from Ottawa to Moira, and along the bridge over the St. Lawrence. The promoters of the road expect to have trains running between Corn- wall and Ottawa by, December 1 if the weather is suitable for outdoor work. They broke ground at Corn- wall August 23, and by the end of September will have 45 miles ready for the rails. The Secretly of the Treasury has given instructions that the materials used in the construction of the inter- national bridge across the St. Law- rence river at Cornwall, Ont., now in course of erection, may be admit- so Ear as they are used over the water, and up to the American shore end. Materials used on the American shore, however, must pay the regular duty. t f-iff: Pr Gold In Slaklyou County. . Siskiyou, Cal. is the latest to come forward with a big gold strike. A large body of ore assaying $180'a ton has been struck in the Sohroeder Mine near Yreka. Since the mill was destroyed by fire two years, ago the owner has been running drifts endeavoring to strike tbe vein,which failed at the 1,000- foot level. This is one of the richest strikes ever made in Siskiyou county. Paderewalti Ha* a Hair Cat. A London dispatch says Paderewskl, while on his Polish estate near that of the brothers De Reszke, has cut hie hair short and Is practicing bicycle riding* At the M. E. church last Sunday evening a very pleasant and inspir- ing union service was held. Numer- ous thrilling songs and solos, remarks {by the pastors and laymen, and a large audience all combined to make the occasion a memorable one. SHORT CROPS OF CEREALS. Secretary Wllion Saya It Is a Mistake to Expect lArge Crop* of Wheat and Corn. The Secretary of Agriculture has just returned to Washington from an ex- tensive trip through the West, taking in Noth Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado and Utah, during which he made a close examination of agricul- tural interests in that section.' \People who think there is to be an unusually heavy crop of wheat are mis- taken,\said Secretary Wilson. \It will be an average crop only, and tqe expec- tation is that it will be below the aver- age instead of above. That will mean higher prices, of course, and wheat will go still higher. \The prospects are for a short crop of corn also. If there is frost within tbe next two weeks in the Northwest half the corn crop will be lost. The people will not suffer, however, because there Is a large portion of last years' crop on hand. Higher prices for corn will prevail, because the demand for it will be increased by lack of sufficient wheat to fill tbe demand for bread- stuff. \Beet sngar growing is to be one of! the greatest industries of^ tbe West.! Within the next few years we will produce in our own country all the sugar we consume, thereby saving to the American people oyer 9100,000,000 a year. Beet growing is peculiarly adapted to the West, because the beet crop is the only crop that can with- stand hail storms and drought. \Everywhere In the West I saw a re* turn.of prosperity among the farmers is being manifested in the large cities by the brisk baying of merchandise by the country store keepers. Every little store keeper, and the big ones too, are laying in a heavier stock of goods for tbe fall trade, being warranted in this by the increase in the circulation of money already apparent. .HI • Brokers Fall Cor Million*. J. R. Willard & Co., bankers and brokers, in New York, with branches in Philadelphia, Buffalo, Washington and Montreal, made an assignment yesterday, with preferences for $20,- 000 to William H. Oeterhout, No statement bos been made, but it 1B es- mated that the liabilities will reach $1,000,000. -5- FIRE AT RACKET v?2.#! A. L. Freego's Store by Fire Sunday Morning IS COVERED BY INSURANCE Oxljlo of tbe Fire a Mystery^iou|lit t£j Have Caught frem • Stave to tie Rear of Balldlsg—Loss Ujm, Insurance S3.4M. ^ At about two o'clock Sunday mor|i|j ing Mrs. Charles Forbes, of Baci A River, was awakened by light fftu) ing into her bedroom. She saw>i.- w . once the store of A, L. Preego wa|| on fire and an alarm was giv< Soon a score or more of persons w< on the scene but the flames had gaui|pi ed so rapidly that it was impossible^ ' a to save anything from the burning building. Mr. Freego made an effort s to get his books from the safe b breaking in a window but theflam|i| burst forth so furiously as to him away. __ CM Tbe origin of the fire is a mys Some think it caught from a stove; : ||| the rear of the building, while off \^ are of tbe opinion that it was 8tru|is| by lightning as a thunder stoi passed over the place about t! time. -Jl The stock consisted of geni merchandise which the owner selling out, preparatory to openiti] restaurant in this village. Mr. 'Fri, ; i: go has been in business at Racial River for the past nine years a] has won the esteem and general will of tbe people with whom he dealt. Loss $4,500, insurance $3, v insured in the Continental wit George Brition for $1,200 and in tf Palatine with B. A. Whitney $2,250. M THERE A MURDER? yiEIOHBORS SAY MRS. BELL WAS KILLED. Clamor for Somebody's Blood In Ictrlbatloa for the Awful Crime— A Heariag To-day. || of the questions not yet solved satisfaction of everybody is \ev Mrs. Pardon Bell, whose body was found in Joseph MB orchard, was killed or wheth ffiwas an accident. If she was who did the awful deed, and Where was the deed commit- |d who carried the body to the jlwhere it was found. There are |f suspicious circumstances that jpaot yet been explained to the inquest developed several too late for our issue last |r', One Silas Jenkins swore that f^day of the week the woman i&—J ne wag through the or- bing for apples and took a ^.observation of the orchard, [|ught he would have seen the |pad tin pail had they been George Wilson and Joseph ed that they were draw- op Monday and Tuesday many times within a few ||^the spot, yet saw nothing. IgChambers also testified that y^^jy and Wednesday she was Orchard and the body was not sm A PONDEROUS MACHINE The Big Dirt Conveyor Being Set Up Down on the Canal. CARRIES DIRT SIXTY FEET HIGH And Dumps it 230 Feet Over the Embankment as Fast as Four Steam Shovels Can Dig it Out—Porgress of the Work. FORESTERS AT MALONE. Annual Session ot tbe High Court of Ne York State. ' \Jfe The High Court of Foresters OfJL state of New York asssmbledi^at^ eighth annual session at Maldne| week. There were 3QOdelei attendance from all, state. Buffalo gation. The delegates were fine! ing men and the Foresters are 1 taking a prominent place amor other fraternal and worthy organu tions of the state. Chief Ranger T3|.^^ Oronhyatekha, of Toronto, was ^S^^m ent and among all the delegates st<||| out as the most conspicuous figu|p| The officers chosen for the fcUowiff| year were selected by reason of ttusir efficiency and' the selection is an honor to the various localities whence these delegates came. Charles W. Lerch, of Rochester, was chosen JEL C. R.; O. P. Stockwell, Attica, H. .V. C. R.; Charles R. Fitzgerald, Buffalo, the genial and able high secretary during several years past, was re- elected and his salary increased to $1,000 a year; Henry J. Snook, Wa- tertown, high treasurer; J. S. Frost, Albany, high counselor; Frank Ames and Thomas Baker, high auditors. Niagara Falls was selected as the next place of meeting and the second Tuesday in September, 1898, as the time. j Under Secretary Fitzgerald's ad-i ministration of affairs the past year, the order has shown a growth of 2,842 members in New York state, making the total membership of this high court at the present time 10,121. This is extraordinary prosperity. The convention at Malone was the largest ever held in the history of the order. Compo, father of the dead 'testified that on Friday at ||ithe day after the body was |h.e went to Bell's cow barn. (||ahuge stone wall back of He tried to get over, but •farther down,. Where he |p into the meadow he found trampled and he followed |5parts of which looked as if \ walked there. >0. led to, the stone wall along toway leading to Gray's or- fljThe./ trail struck the-stone ^~~1s' |fco:m where the body The\ wall had been torn l^ulledin toward the mead- in ''^Sft-was trampled down ffooked to, the witness* as laid down. The [-there \followed along the ' re the body was found. cuonald .corroborated this f which is believed to indi |pithe body was carried from k^-.io the point in the stone re the first break appears, It* it was first hidden there, fbeing pulled down to give ranee of death having been MM^y accident; but that after- w|olj§ the body was removed to the $ira|f; wliere it was found, the mur- dglgls' deciding that the second place better one to give the appear- a$rr B. Hazen, of Helena, who as- at the autopsy, created quite a sensation by his testimony. He said he f^und blood on Mrs Bell's waist, aprpt and underclothes. The skull wai||bare on the back of the head ov§l|*a l spot as big as a dollar, and loojf§d as though it had been hit by instrument. He said St. Lawrence County Board of Trade. Our telegram quotes fancy cheese, large 9@%c., small 9i&9ic, market steady. Cable 45s. Receipts 42,000 boxes, exports 15,000. Creamery but* ter 19@19ic, market steady. Receipts 36,000 tubs, exports 10,000. Cheese all round remaided the same as last week, while butter has ad- vanced one to one and a half cents per pound. One year ago small cheese sold here for 9c. and large for 9@9,116c, and butter for 15Jc. per pound. Forty-five factories have registered 3,252 boxes of cheese, and twelve creameries 682 tubs of butter. At the auction bidding butter and. cheese were extremely dull and there were no sales made. Later, 66 boxes of twin cheese were sold for 85c., 600 for 9c, 140 for 9Je., 600 contracts for 9}o., 1,200 large for 94c, and 226 for 9Jc, delivered at Madrid. Up to the closing of this report 200 tubs of butter were sold for 19c. \M. R. WMt, Sec'y. Canton, Sept. 18,1897. sor^ blunt thefl^ \Were bruises on the thigh and anpte^ and on the throat, andaccord- ingj^his best judgment death was cauSd by strangulation. Dr. Nevin, thojgh not as positive testified to pr^lftcally the same thing. Tj|& deaf mute Winfred was in possession of the dead woman's waj^h and ring and swore he bought them Of his stepmother on Monday meaning before she went away, agr®ing to pay for them sonle time in )tbe future, but his little sister Coi^iB positive her mother wore the ring when she went away. I||is a complicated case and the inql^fst when it reconvenes to-day may-develop some startling things. Diswiet Attorney Hale is already in pos^ision of evidence tending to throy light on many dark points and befro$ another sun the guilty party mft^bft behind prison bars—if there isaj|ullty one. IK Thjo Canton fair last week was the md|t%Ucceseful of any in the history of |||! association. It was estimated that 12,000 people were present on Thfrtiday. Perfect weather, fine ex- hibm- record smashing races, all contbined to make it a success, On Thursday both the county and the tra^irecords were lowered by sev- eral/Seconds, Random winning the second heat of the 2:15 class in 2:18J. VMh pernor Black has accepted an invitation to attend the Franklin Cmaitf lair at Malone on Thursday, September 30 and deliver an address. A visitor at the canal to-day and two weeks since would hardly think it was the same place, so rapid prog- ress has been made, yet the contract- ors state that only a little start has been made and things will not be in full operation before May next. At the power house site the red sand covers the surface at a depth of only about four feet. Below this the shovels strike a solid bed of clay fully fifty feet deep. This forma- tion extends nearly the whole extent of the canal. Directly across the highway from the power house site,' contractor James Corbett has finished excava- tions to water level for a distance of 1,000 feet along the line of the canal and 262 feet wide. This is the sec- tion where the four graders and numberless scrapers are working and the work is now being pushed rapidly toward Andrews ridge. Just north and east of the canal a truly wonderful machine is being set up. It is called a conveyor and is to be used in taking the earth from the steam shovels and carrying it up and over the immense bank. The part already in position has the appear- ance of a huge derrick. To these great beams an endless chain is to be attached which will carry cars or buckets from the dump of the shovels up the incline to a tower at an eleva- tion of sixtv feet and a distance of 230 feet. Each car will carry one- half cubic yard of dirt. Four steam shovels will be placed abreast in the canal and the conveyor will take the earth from all of these shovels and transfer it over the bank. It will be some time before this ponderous ma- chine is in working order. The electric light plant is now run- ning. A large hundred-horse power boiler furnishes the power both for running the machines and for heat- ing the numerous buildings at Camp Bogart. The incandescent dynamo has a capacity of 500 lights and 300 are now on the circuit. 75 lamps are to be placed on the arc machine. The current was first turned on last Thursday. The roadbed for the railroad is graded along nearly the entire line and the ties are being placed in posi- tion. A wagon road has also been constructed from the power house site to Camp Bogart. The sporting hall is nearly com- pleted. This is a large building 100 feet by 40, located just west of the dining hall, which will be used ex- clusively for sports, such as bowling alleys, billiards,and the like. Contractor Corbett received on Thursday last a consignment of forty mules from St. Louis. The animals were fat and sleek, weighing about 1200 pounds each and seemed to be none the worse for their 1,100 mile ride. They will be used on the grad- ers and scrapers. NEW YORK POLITICS THE MAYORALTY CAMPAIGN PROM ISE8 TO BE VIGOROUS. The Citizen's Union Has an Educational Bureau—Mr. Plan Wants a Party Can- didate—Paddy Gleaaon'a Boom Launch- ed at Cooper Union. The lecture bureau of the Citizens' Union has prepared a number of ad- dresses on the different public depart- ments, illustrated by lantern views, showing the methods of administra- tion, past and present, in Greater New York. These lectures are now being delivered in various parts of the city, and others will be added during the campaign. Patrick J. Gleason, Mayor of Long Island City, was nominated for Mayor of the Greater New York by a mass meeting, Saturday night in Cooper Union Hall. He read a speech accept- ing the nomination, and setting forth his views. He said there will be \no pent-up government\ here if he is elected. An electric battle-axe was ex- hibited over the stage. The Republican State Committee met in New York, Saturday, and nominated United States Circuit Judge William J. Wallace, for Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals. It also issued an address, in which voters were warned not to cast a vote for Mayor which is bound to be counted for Tammany Hall. The address said in part: \The Republican State Committee congratu- lates the people of New York upon the return of prosperity. The pledge of the St. Louis platform has already been redeemed. The Republican Party has given new proof of its com- petency to conduct public affairs. Nev- er in the history of the country has fulfillment followed so swiftly upon the promise as since the election of William McKinley. \Within a single year after the elec- tion of 1892, when tbe Democrats ob- tained full control of the Governjnent, business had suspended, capital had withdrawn from investment, industry was prostrated, and a million work- men were thrown out of work, and throughout the whole period of Demo- cratic Administration the country was in a condition of business anxiety and financial distress. The Republicans of the whole State condemn the work of the so-called Citi- zens' Union to divide the forces which in two State elections, and in a Na- tional election as well, have succeeded within the territory of the new city in defeating the Democratic party. They commend the labor of the Republican qrganizatlon, which has been so con- stant and sincere to bring about a union of all elements of possible oppo- sition to the Tammany party. That this effort has not succeeded is solely due to the conspiracy of a few self- sufficient persons, who, banding to* men^ut ^hamefuTly tre^hlroue to iU cause, are exerting .their utmost en-» deavors to deliver New York into Tam- many's hands, and thereby insure the victory in the next election of the dan- gerous and Socialistic forces whose de*> feat one year ago is now being so joy- ously celebrated throughout the coun- try. \The next Mayor of New York, of necessity, must be a Republican or a Tammany Democrat, and every vote not cast for the Republican candidate is a vote to undo all the good work that has been done by the Republican party in State and Nation.\ WM m 1 f^M MICHAEL 8MASHES RECORDS. Fattest Cycling Time the World Ever 8aW Mad* at Boston. \Jimmy\ Michael won the greatest! cycling event ever run on any New 1 England track, Saturday. It was the international twenty-five-mile race on Charles River Park, Boston, and waa run in the fastest cycling time the world ever saw, and in time which it may not see again for many days. Michael demonstrated his phenomena] power on a wheel by practically out- riding his two competitors, Lucien Lea- ns of France and \Eddie\ McDuffee ot Cambridge. The records made in this race are something remarkable. Up to this time Lesna had held practically all records from three miles to twenty- five, exceptingithe tenth and twentieth mile records, which were broken on Thursday last by Michael in his twen- ty-mile contest against Lesna at Springfield. Every American and world's record, from three to twenty- five miles inclusive is now credited to Michael. The time was 45:68 4-5. TIDINGS OF THE BALLOON. Report That an Ainhip W«». Seen Ove» Siberia la Confirmed. The official Messenger confirms tha announcement made from St. Peters- burg, saying a telegraphic message re- ceived here from Krasnoyarsk, in tha interior of Siberia, said that on Sept. 14, at 11 P. M., the inhabitants of tha village of Antziflrowskoje, in the Dis- trict of Yeniseisk, Arctic Russia, saw for about five minutes a balloon be- lieved to be that of Prof. Andree, tha Swedish aeronaut. The Messenger adds that it is supposed in official cir- cles that the balloon is that of the arc- tic explorer mentioned. Prof. Andre left the Island of Am- sterdam, one of the Spitzbergen group, shoitly before 2:30 P. M. on July 11, in an attempt to cross the polar re- gions. Rellca of the Parte Baiaar. Diamonds valued at $7,000 and $8,000 in eoin, found ia tha ruins of tbe Paris Bazaar fir* and unclaimed, will be told P»sr

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