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AND F O R T E D W A R D A D V E R T I S E R VOX. 82 GREENWICH, N. %, 'W E m E W M , JULY 9, 1924 No. 28 m u o n T ic e Chairman Parker tk Entertain County Committee. i kldSU E l GUESTS EXPECTED I ---- r jlate Said to Be all Arranged for \ Selection of County Officers—Pos­ sibility of Contest for Sheriff’s T Office. , „ M o ’ I \ \ ----- A call lias been issued by Secretary it&ymond of the Washington county Republican committee for a meeting \i the committee to be held at tlie ^ourt house in Salem on Saturday (ftemoon of next week, July 19, ■Shree o’clock, standard time. The a.a- •iQanced purpose of the meeting is tSie 1 yggesting of candidates for ■various county offices to be voted on at tiie orimaiies -to ba held September 18. j In connection with the call for this fleeting, Congressman James S. barker, county chairman of the Re­ publican committee, has invited t3ie ^embers of the county committee to 96 his guests at a buffet luncheon to Se served on the lawn at his home in Salem before the meeting of the ;ommittee. Time of the luncheon is | \u\nounced as one o’clock standard ^ ne. / Besides the Rupublican committee members of Washington county, C»n- J '■essman Parker expects to entertain Wiis time a number of guests of .ominence in the Republican party <of the state and nation. They include . Assistant Secretary of the Na-vy; ^Theodore Eoosevelt and Mrs. Roose-j ,volt, Congressman and Mrs. Carroll ■ L. Beody of Maine, Miss Sarah Schay-! k ler Butler, vice chairman of the Ke- ublicon 'state committee and others.; After the luncheon the committee .mbers will take up the heavy busi- ss of the day, which will consist 1 recommending candidates to re­ ce iv e the organization support for f county officers to be nominated at the' primaries in September. Ac­ cording: to one report, this part, of the day’s proceeding is likely to r be as peaceable and harmonious as j I' the luncheon itself, but of couf.8e % there is always a possibility of an- Hferences of .opinion developing. The | * reported program is for the venom-, t iration of pretty much all of the i ft&ponty officers whose terms expare W g vear. These are Assemblyman ; C b i r . A, o< « l « - : r/U ll, District Attorney Wyman b. • Bascom of Fort Edward County r Clerk Ceoige W. Curry of Hudson Eftlls a-nd Superintendent of the Poo S. Graham of Hartford. There afeo are two coroners to be nomin­ ated in the places of Robert c - Da­ vies of Granville and William t. Cirthbert of Hudson Tails. This completes the list of retiring oTScers with the exception of sheriff. The term of office of Sheriff Thomas A. Herrington expires this year, and according to the state constitution a sheriff is not permitted to succeed himself. A new'man is to be P'ck«d- Smd the man said to be slated^ o the official endorsement is N. ^ Avs- t o Baber of Salem. Mr. Bater is^e- norted to have the support of fehe tofer* who are said to have agreed upon the rest of the ticket given above, but Deputy Sheriff George W. -Bandies of Greenwich is also a candi­ date and he states that he expects Ins name -will be presented at the meet­ ing of the committee. Mr. Randles has already been sounding out senti­ ment in various parts of the coun y and it is understood to be his intention of entering the primaries regardless o£ja» action of the county committee, jkxe was also a story published —Sltly to the effect that Clarence a U L r of Granville might seek the f- W M t i o n for assemblyman against i Mr Bartholomew. If there is any -I? foundation for this report, the cam- ;'inaieii iiril] undoubtedly be made in the primaries and not in the commt- J ^ f e e meeting, for the .JSranviDe mem- hers of the county committee are ^understood to favor the regular order as] aefc forth in the proceeding para- r#&plis, | , Compensation Awards. ® Atioiig the awards made under the ’US ■ynvlfiytrn’s compensation law by *ef- & fl^ee McKenna at Troy Monday wefe te'She*. following: George McGowan, t j lohmonville, $140 for injuries in the -employ of tjie Wilson and Eng-lish Constriction company, Arthur Ji. ' S T n S S i M r i K J , .. •; 1 -■ ’ V-‘ IS FOR ELEVENTH SEASON Week Long Program Opens Here July 30—Committee on Tickets Makes Announcement. WILSON CHESSES TO SHOCKING Plans‘are beijig made for the eleventh annual Chautauqua in Green­ wich, which will open on Wednes­ day, July 30, and continue through Tuesday, August 5. The Swarth- more Chautauqua, the same one that has been coming here foe ten years past, will provide the program, which\ is recommended to lie equal if not superior to anything: they have of­ fered in former years. Copy of this program appears on another page of this paper. The superintendent this year will be Mrs. Mary Spaulding Munro, who has been with the Swarthmore Chau­ tauqua for the past six years. Mrs. Munro has been a teacher of Eng­ lish and dramatic ait in cities of tne East and Middle West, and her lec­ tures are a worth-while feature of this year’s piogram. At a recent meeting of the local Chautauqua guarantors the distri­ bution of tickets wds put in charge of a committoe headed by William H. Deuell. The garantors consist of one hundred persons who last year | signed an agreement to take six adult j tickets at a cost of three dollars | each. The committee on tickets calls attention to the fact that the sale . of this number of ad nit tickets is re- , quired to fulfill the contract with the' Chautauqua association, and that the ■ purchaso of junior tickets is depend­ ed upon to pay local expenses. These adult tickets contracted for are 1 therefor not exchangeable for junior , tickets. > Holders of season tickets will have , the privilege on the opening night of the Chautauqua of taking one adult guest with tJiemr-^a'Coupon good for that day being attached to each season ticket. The attractions for the opening night are a cpncert pro­ gram by Manpui's singing b%nd and \a lecture \Burns of the Mountains,\ by James A. Barns, founder of Oneida institute, Kentucky. The lec­ ture embodies a vivid description of life among the feudists of the Ken­ tucky mountains a n i the work being done by the Oneida Institute to check the almost bariaroas practices of some o f the mountain clans. Schuylerville Man Held for Manslaughter. LEW mm% QUIT CIUHFEIBIGE ON PRICES KILLED MAN DURING SPREE Husband of Victim Found Her Body After Several Days—Plea of In­ sanity May be Used in Wilson’s Defense. * ■_ , _ Efforts Fail to Reach Working .Agreement—league's Prices for Jul> . John Wilson, a well-known resi­ dent of Schnylerville, is held in the Saratoga county jail at Ballston and will probably face trial on a charge of murder in the first degree. He is said to have confessed the slaying of Mrs. William T. Smith, also of Schuylerville, in a fit of Jealous rage after the two had participated in a protracted drinking bout at Mrs. Smith's home in that village. The murder is .believed to have taken place last- week Monday, but the crime was not revealed until Thursday night, when Mrs. Smith’s body was discovered by her husband, who returned home after several days absence. He fo'und the house locked, but gained entrance by forcing a rear window. Then he saw his wife’s body lying on the bed. He notified village officers of the crime and Cor­ oner VanAemum of Saratoga Springs was called. Assisted by Dr. CaJla- han of Schuylerville he made an ex­ amination. The condition of the body indicated that death had occurred several days earlier. The body showed bruises about the head and knife wounds. Suspicion was immediately direct* otrtOVDrd Wilson, who was a boarder at thtT Smith house. He w^s already kn jail, having been arrested on Mon­ day for being drunk and disorderly and sentenced by Justice of the Peace F. W. Knight to six months ire Ballston jail. Later developments donp • rou$ch the action indicated that soon after the murder re present atives who are here present. Wilson must have left the house, still Tfte Loag.e member! are willing to in an intoxicated condition, and be-Support oruinized cooperatives. The haved on the streets in a manner l.e*n(rtio ha •• tried to irt- t the best thit brought about his arrest and pri.es |H>snaNe for the pr'-.luv ts of its sentence. An effort to secure co-operative action a murag the various milk pro­ ducers ’ urga nizatiojis failed last Wed­ nesday when representatives of the Dairynien’s League walked out of a ipeetin; the Committee of • Fifteen held a t U tic a. The meeting was call­ ed in compliance with a plan advanced ^by John J. Dillon, publisher of the Rural .Ww Yoriker, and its object was to formulate a plan by which united, action could be secured among all or­ ganize : milk producers. While only tteree of the members of the connmit- tee r t p r t s e a t e d the Dairymen's League, it is claimed that their or­ ganization is larger than all the otlaers combined in the territory rep­ resent vl. _Aft«-r in extended discussion of the whole milk marketing problem dif­ ferences arosfi when the committee v*tod 12 to 3 to table a series of reso­ lution.* uttered \by Charles H. Tuck of the Da n men's League and a resolu­ tion a.i\! inf to fix a price for Class 1 mfH. In d>' lining on behalf of the League represmtati vi's to take any further paJt r the proceedings Mr. Tuck said: “ Y o . iri'ntlemere have deliberately ptishec t-. * matter to a point where I havo t repe-at ivhat I have said kind­ ly and to say again. This issue involvi thousands of families and 1 fa Ne to the milk industry if say t hat what you are pro- falsse and fundamentally would -i I did i posing wrong “We CarTflfu you h_» the i- TticSe now fa defini!' OH TOP O TfHE WORLD Win First and Second Prizes at Hoosick Falls. C O T O M J F f FAR BEHIND Only Nofe of Sadness Comes From Realization That Hand Engine Contests are Fast Becoming a Thing of the Past. GEH1DH FEE LIBRARY MAKBMNUAL RENUT Secretary Reviews Activities of Past Year—Treasurer’s Statement of Financial Condition. lie a.sked you to consider, iKe pBnn which we offer and Liable*! it; you will not face i of rollective marketing. < \ilie isswrs at stake. \ou t on fixing prices without a rogrami. This work has been of dealets’ Greenwich firemen at Hoosick Falls on the Fourth of July clinched their claim to be the champions of the world in the good old-fashioned sport of squirting stream of water through a fire hose by majp power applied to the brakes of a hand fire engine. Not content with winning first prize of ?300, they lifted the second one of ?200 also. Because they didn’t have another hand engine, they were obliged to let the third prize go to another company. Many Greenwich people went to Hoosick Falls to see the fun and to root for the Roughs or the Unions, or both, and they had the satisfac­ tion of backing champions. The Rough and Ready company with their reliable old machine made one of the finest throws of the many winning efforts they have made in the past half century or so, and hung up- a record of 205 feet 2 inches. The , , ,, . was more than ten feet short of the tee3 haVue held S1X reg\ lar phenominal squirt mde at the last I the past year^and several spe- u ij : r* - l . i i . t i - c a l meetings. One hundred and trnr- muster held in Greenwich last Labor! . . , . day, when the same company made! ^ en ^ book, have been purchased m a r k o f 216 feet 8 « , inches, but ' f o r tlle ^ ra,r y a n ‘ fif„teen 1>0(,ks haVe been donated, total 128 . The reading room has been well ilbzen or fifteen companies turned' supplied with pond magazine's. Fif- out to a general n,aster. Any throw 1 teen have been purchased by the li- that passes two hundred feet is well brary and se\eral others have been woYth shouting about in these days.! donated hy* \frk’nds of the itlmap^- The Unions with a throw of 187 Those arif for use in the reading room J feet 3 inches took second place by' and are to be loaned later. a wide margin over the next com-j During the past year 10,181 books pany. The Cambridge engine, have been lt»aned and 475 magazines. manned by Cambridge and Hoosick' Of the books, 9192 were fiction; 986 Falls firemen, took third place from non-fiction and 1668 juvenile Salem by a margin of less than two j( was necessary to inst-ali n new f<et. The old J. J. Gray engine did. h,»t nir furnace in the library building At the annual meeting of the Greenwich Free Library association held Monday Mrs. F. H. Fenton waa re-elected a member of the board of trustees for a. term of five years. The meeting of the trustees for the elec­ tion of officers has not yet been held. The annual report-of the secretary, Mrs. C. C. VanKirk, was read, as fol­ lows; ■- — j —~.It! . On June 12, 1923, after the annual meeting of the Library associa-tion, the library trustees held their annual meeting for the election of officers and the selection of committes. At that meeting- the following officers were elected for one year: President, Mrs. Harry C. Gray; vice president, C. L. Morey; secretary, • Mrs. C. C. VanKirk; treasurer, Hor­ ace Taber. The standing committees for oae year were as follows: Committee on finance, Mr. Taber, Sirs. Gray, Mrs. Fenton. Committee on books, Mr. Morey, chairman, assisted by the four other trustees. Committee on administration, Mrs. Fenton, Mrs. Grpy, Mr. Taber. There were fifty-two members ot the association this year. The trus- ■2 that one would 'have been notable > even in the grand old days when a members. 1: raised the pru-i- la«t fall . 175 feet 11 inches, and the Unions, DOUBLE liiE R I I EXC IT E R COUNTY Two Woodsmen Foalnd Slain Near Trail They Were (Clearing—Author­ ities Seeek Clues. of Salem, who took • second money 1 in the contest here last year by a throw that lacked only inches of the two hundred foot mark, were only able to score 174 feet 1*4 inches. durirg—the past year and to make Saturday morning at the Ballston tirtd representatives of .'rganizationb jail Smith confessed the murder ti» present wont rauts-ide of the territory District Attorney Andrus after two to get milk to Hood the market The hours of severe questioning. 1 nder | members told «ur directors in n.i un- Sheriff Dav-Ty was present, and Al- I certain terms that the League price bert Forthmiller, court stenographer. !should not !>e raised at the e\j>,n*e of , Bennington company, which had took down the confession. Ithel^ss of markets.\ j been expected at the meet, did not In his confession Wilson said he I Mr. ruck then amioun.-ed that the 1 show up. so there was only one com-! •’ ‘T ........V , ............. .. ......... 'C- and the woman had been drmking: nlllthiw members would resign. The | pany ‘>oatside the money.\ ,' spc\nd floor and extra ones in day. having consumed three pints of|L«nruc trio arose and walked out of j The hand engine contest was the 1 li-* °*r'.ancl one in t!,e cellar. gin and a quart of moonshine whiskey I the meeting, followed by the forty | bin event of the Fourth of July cele I ° ke<?n ^°ne °E ^ r°°* !- ■ 1 ■ , , and other necessary repairs have been the following changes: Removing the toilet from a first floor‘bed room to the clothes closet adjoining, which necessitated cutting an outside win­ dow and a door into a hallway leading to the cellar. A dnnr was hung at the ! cellar stairs; electric lights were put Essex county authorities, assisted 1 by state troopers, are investigating, a double murder mystery which came | to light on July 4 when the body o f ! George Martin of Eake Placid was I found beside the 'Wlsiteface Mountain I trail. The skull was fractured and it was evident that the man had met with foirl play. For a day or two suspicion wa<: di­ rected toward Jesse Crowninshield. I who had been Marti n’s companion in ; the work of cutting trails on the] mountain. Three d_ays later, how-1 ever, Crowninshield's body was found 1 pierced with several bullets and ly­ ing in a brook half a mile from the place where Martin was found. j The men had been working together j cutting trails over the lands pf the Whiteface-Lake Placid Shore associ­ ation. They had been employed on this job about a week. They were last seen alive on the morning of July 4, when fhey left their camp to climb the mountain. A party of mountain climbers came jipon Mar­ tin’s body late that afternoon about two miles up the trail. The man’s skull was fractured. There was a wound on the Tight side of his face, which was badly braised. District Attorney 0. Byron Brew­ ster of Elizabethtown and state troopers, who were called in the in- vestigatipn, at first believed that Martin might have fallen from a precipice. But this theory was dis­ carded becavse the body was found lying at a level part of the “trail. With the finding of the bullet-scarred; body of Crowninshield the authori­ ties are certain that both men have been victims of slayers. Both Crowninshield and Martin were men well liked in the community. Both had excellent reputations. Crowninshield leaves a wife and^four children at lake Placid. Mar.tia was bachelor, arid Ih'ed. in Lake Placid .sgn j\g,ed .fiiotli&p, In ihe afternoon they quarreled over 1 Lentruors a.momg the spectator the attentions the woman had beera | Leaga*e's July Prices receiving from other men. Wilsora said he beat the woman with his Producers' laniik prices for July as , rt^-mn mended by th e Dairymen’s fists and then choked her; that he |Le ,|rU( Co-operative association. Inc., knew she was dead when he released his hold of 'her_lhrbat, because her eyes were open and stared at him. Wilson then washed up. Changed his clothing and went down street, where he was arrested for intoxication and sentenced to six months in the county jail. Wilson is forty-four years of age will bo the- saane as in June. Prices in tht? various classes per 100 pounds of n.ilk (3 percent butterfat) at the 2t>l J10 niilefTci^ht zone follow: l'la»s 1 (Suitfimiik) ..........v S1.K6 . K'l.i\ 2-Af cream) . $1.70 pin s skim m ilk value fi.i-- 2 -B(plai 3 i condensed and ue cream) . . $1.85 2-C(soft cheeses) . Sl.^.’i 3 (evaporated, sweeten- is a widower and has three children. He is a seaman, but for the last three i( | years has hung around Shcuylerville 1 tj condensed; and milk powder between voyages, and for the Iasi an * hard ch eesei. other than j-ear most of the time. His three .American) v $1.55 bration in Hoosick Falls, which was. madp Tw) new book have fairly well attended. There was a, ^p,, made for the book room and will parade in the morning and in the ^ placed there soon. These are nec- afternoon a ball game in which ai (ssllry. for the constantly increasing team represented the Hoosick Falls > nuffll)er of Elks defeated the Knights of Culuni-; , . , , ,1 The book committee has ordered a bus of the same town by a score of „ . . , g 2 | hst of new fiction for summer read- „ . , insr which thev expect will be ready The victorious Greenwich compar.ys 1 , ’ were given a good welcome- on their I or oa^ln^ soon' return home. Members of the band Death has recently taken from us turned out and a parade was organ-1 JIr- Robert L- Shanks' who for half ized, but on the whole the d. mon-1 « centur>- had been a respected citizen -(ration was a rather sad reminder, m our town and ft>r a score of years of olden days, for it seemed to em-l had been our librarian. We appre- children were some time ago taken Cla-s 4-A(butter) same as usual, to Ireland, where they -are with rel—Cla-- 1 4—B(American cheese) same as atives. Wilson had been employed' u-nal. , as a driver at Funston Brothers’ c o a l ----------- yard. j Masons to Have. Outing William T. Smith, the murdered ^ committee of Ashlar lodge, F. woman s husband, was formerly a blacksmith at Ballston. He had re­ cently been working at Fort Miller for the Kingsbury Construction com­ pany. He is spoken of as an indus­ trious and respectable citizen. Be­ sides her husband, tfte murdered wo­ man is survived by one son, Clarence Munson. M bs . Smith’s funeral was held Sat­ urday afternoon at Closson’s under­ taking parlors, Schuylerville. 'Rev. W. A. Render, rector of the Episcopa.1 church, officiated. Wilson was Arraigned in county couyt a t Ballston Tuesday on a charge of manslaughter, first degree, and through his attorney, Henry Toohey of Schuylerville, entered a plea of not guilty. The case was then adjourned until Thursday. It is believed that Attorney will make a motion to have his client examined as to his sanity when the case comes up again. Injured by Dynamite. Cap. Kenneth Rickert was taken to the McClellan hospital last Thursday evening suffering from injuries re­ ceived when a dynamite cap exploded - , in his hand. He suffered the loss of'iner fete. The proceeds from the portions of one finger and thumb, and (sale of tickets will be applied to the and A. 21. is making arrangements for t he aainual outing and dinner, ivhiih will be held at ICincaid’s, on L-aU- Cossayunn, next Wednesday af- tprimon an<i evening, July 16. In the afternoon there will be a program of athlftic sports and contests, including a ball game an-dsuch feats of strength as horseskoe pitching and maybe a boat race. Dinner will be served at seven o-’eloek, new time. All Jfasdns and thoar families are invited. Tickets may be obtained of the members of the committee, which includes Post- inaster Ho-war«d McClellan, Carl Bald- wr in and George Randles. Card Parts' f°r Nurses’ Fund. A card party will be held Thursday, June 17, fToftbtS to 6 p. m., daylight saving tiiii-e, at Florence Nightingale hall, H-ospatal .hill, Cambridge. Five hundred, oxid^e and mail jong will be played. The women of Greenwich are specially invited to attend this, sum- one eye vtes so badly injured that he may lose it. After treatment at Cam­ bridge „he ■was, taken to 'Troy wleife his, eye is being.treated,. •, •* I NTurses’ Kraiming1 school loan fund. Further particulars may be learned upon iawpiiy i f Miss Blanche D. 'niorafl&il phasize the fact that firemen's nius-. ciate and acknowledge the constant ters are not what they used to be, '< care and interest he ever took in the For one thing, the boys, traveling in ' ProPerty an£l m the good name and automobiles, got home too early. In 1 Pub,ic service of this institution; he the brave old days they went and has been to tl,e community and to us came in special trains which were faithful and efficient. fnd tthe a.nd thei Since this report was made out the populade had to stay up late to £ive ... . , them welcome. Now they get home, hbrary has had a thorough renoiat- before the majority of the villagers' iag. The floors have had two coats are back from their joy rides, andE of much needed paint, the cracks their arrival makes a campartively - fiUed the walls and cenirff in the smll sensation. 1 \ Motorized fire apparatus has ev<?n, reading room murescoed, the book put the city fire horses out of busi- shelves touched up, a new tier of book ness, not_ to mention the old-time ' shelves for the hall, paint on the floor hand engine, but there are a few ]jv ing rooms and many other devotees to the sport of water throw- , , j . „ „ ., . ing who are unwilling to let the old mufh needed repairs. For all this hand engines go into the discard, work we are indebted to the children They are sentimental about them of our librarian, EJr. Lewis Shanks, and they know that there is no kind ' R0beirt Shanks, Mrs. Sage and Miss of physical competition which pro- ^ duces quite the same sort of thrill asj a Shanks. The trustees feel very that of fifty men jumping the brakes much indebted to them, as, I am sure, of a sturdy “old tub” to the last' all the patrons of the library do. ounce of their strength and endur-: , . , ,, „ ance. It is a dying sport, perhaps,! Tlle treasurer’s report shows the fi- but it will leave vivid memories. ' nances of the association are in good — — ------- I condition. The receipts for the year I Farm Barns Burn. engjing June 1 for general purposes Duririg_ihe’severe electrical storm amounted to $820.14; the dlsburse- yesterday aftetrnoori lightning struck lnen^s for running expenses were the bams on the farm belonging to , , - cor.- Thomas Flanigan, known as Maple-} *416.9.; books and magazines, $207- waod Farm, east of Hudson Falls, and -83; repairs to building, including caused a loss estimated at $ 12 , 000 , J new heater, S35S.41. partly covered by insurance. Four; ™ _■ • buildings were burned, together wit* . The mcolne fr01T 1investm,,'lts their contents, including hay, grain J hi the endowment and other special and farm machinery as well as a valu - 1 funds amounted to $275.42. The able team of horses and a blooded bull. The animals were burned to death, the Sames spreading so rapidly that no one could get to the stables- to open the.doors. . trustees now hold securities amount­ ing to $9,200, par value, the income from which is only available for cer­ tain specific purposes. M M

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