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V ol. 3^7. G i l b o a , S c h o h a r i e unty, N Y„ T hu r sday, J a n u a r y 2 1, No 253 Home and Vicinity F r a n k V a n Loan tran s a c ted busi­ ness in O n e o n ta M o n d ay. M rs. G. B. R a e d e r of G rand Gorge h a s been a guest for the past week of M r. and M rs. J a s o n Cronk. M rs. M a ry C lapper, w ho is s p e n d ­ ing some tim e w ith her daughter, M rs. W . B. S tr y k e r , fell la s t T h u rs­ day and broke her left arm betw een th e elbow and w rist. D r. fillin g s reduced the fractu re. The Misses L a u r a a n d N e llie Beck­ er of Stam ford w e re guests over the\ w e ek end of friends in this place. Page Croswell w ill w o rk his f a th ­ e r ’s farm th is y e a r a n d is arranging to tak e possession rig h t aw ay. F. S. Lew is, R. O. Lew is and I. C. W y c k o ff w ere in A lbany F r id a y , retu r n in g S a tu rd a y w ith F. S. Lew ­ is’ n ew S tudebaker roadster. I t is a peach of a c ar. % M r. and M rs. A lbert S tan n a r d and children of Stam ford w ere guests over th e week end of M rs. Stan- n a r d ’s parents, Mr. and M rs. W ill­ iam B e tts. - Supervisor J o n e s and son of Je f ­ ferson were in th is v illage T h u rsday la s t and bought the piano th a t has been advertised for some tim e in The M o n itor. H e got a good in s tr u ­ m e n t. Mr. an d M rs. Joseph Schw ille of South G ilboa and R ev. and M rs. E. N . H u b b a r d of G rand Gorge were guests S a tu r d a y of M r. hnd M rs. F. H . Lewis. D a v id W ilkins is a t Sclhoharie for a w eek visiting his m o ther and re­ new ing old acquaintances. The L a m p lighters will m e e t w ith M rs. George L. F u ller on F r iday, J a n u r a y 29. This w ill be the last m e e ting as “ L a m p lig h ters” but tlie ladies w ill organize under a new nam e and th e social p a r t w ill be k e p t up. A large atten d a n c e is d e ­ sired. Rev. M r. Ziuck has .been at B len­ heim for a few days assisting w ith th e special m e e tings w h ich are be­ in g held there. ! . Y e s terday, W e d n e s d a y , the regu­ la r m o n thly pay day for th e G ilboa C ream e ry com p a n y , th e patron's re­ ceive# 38 c e n ts p e r pound, n^t, for G ilboa G range is havin g m e tal ceiling p u t on in th e dining-room of th e i r hall. A lbert Laym o n and Stephen H a in e s done th e w o rk. M r. an d M rs. Sheldon T o m p k ins H a lcott C e n ter and M r. and M rs. C laude W h ite, Mrs. M a ry C o n ine, Jo h n P e c k h a m and H iram Je n k iu s of P r a ttsv ille were guests of M r. and M rs. Sidney R ivenburg over the w e ek end. GILBOA MAN BADLY INJURED. Petes Stryker Ha* Hi* Lef Hand Caught in Corn Shredder Saturday After­ noon and the Member is Horri­ bly Mangled and Broken. AM P U TATION NECESSARY WHICH W A S MADE A T ONEONTA TH A T EVENING. The editor and fam ily edge an invitation from acknaw l- G o v e rnor and M rs. W h itm a n to atten d a re­ ception to the L e g islature a t the E x e c u tive M ansion on T h u rsday evening, Ja n u a r y 28. Town C lerk C h a rles C lark issued d m a rriage license to C h a rles W y c k ­ off and M iss M abel H a n ley of F l a t Creek T u e s d a y n ig h t a u d they w e re m a rried W e d n e s d a y by R ev. Mr. W a r d . Tbe new ly-w eds are tak in g w e d d ing trip, visiting the different places of in terest in th is state. W . J. D a v is has given our local electrician, E., W . Brown, the job of w iring his store for electric ligh ts an d as soon as he receives the sup­ plies he w ill p u t tbe store- in readi ness for them . One of the m o st distressing acci­ dents t h a t has happened in G ilboa -in a long tim e befell P e ter S tr y k e r la s t S a tu r d a y afternoon, the o u t­ come of w h ich he lost a ll the fingers ot his left h a n d w ith the exception of th e thum b . M r. S tr y k e r , w ith a num b e r of others, w a s engaged in shred d in g corn a t th e S tr y k e r farm , M r. S tr y k e r p u ttin g the corn iDto the sh r e d d e r w h en the a c c ident h a p ­ pened. The facts concerning th e accident as far a s we can learn are su b s tan ­ tia lly as follow s: The m a c h ine e ith ­ er becam e clogged or he had drop- ed his knife w h ich he used in cu t­ tin g the bands w ith w h ich the corn w as tied, and in reaching for it, his hand w as draw n into the sh red d e r and before i t could be stopped was literally torn into shreds. T h e in ju r e d m a n was quick to re­ alize his peril and called loudly to have the m a c h ine stopped. H is brother, E u g e n e , took in th e situ a ­ tion a t a glance and n o t w a iting to stop the engine, kicked off the belt, and w ith others cau g h t hold of tlie heavy fly w h e el and brought the m a c h ine to a dead stop a few sec­ onds after M r. S tr y k e r had called for help. H is arm w a s quickly ta-ken out of th e m a c h ine and the in jured m a n w a s carried into the house from w h e n c e a h u r r a e d telephone call w a s s e n t to this village for m e d ical aid. B o th doctors w e re quick to re­ spond and a f te r m a k ing an exam i­ nation a n d dressing the injured m e m ­ ber, advised M r. S try k e r to go to the hospital, and accom p a n ied by his son, F r a n k , and D r. B illings, he was taken by automobile to G rand G o rge w h e re he w as conveyed by ra il to the F o x M e m o rial h o s p ital a t O n e o n ta. - * S h o r tly a f t e r M r. S try k e r ’s a r r iv ­ a l a t th e h o s p ita l h ia, h^hd-w a s a m ^ T h e th u m b w a s le f t ancLthe s u rgeon in charge is in hopes th a t can be saved providing th a t th e supply of blood w ill be sufficient to feed it. If not, then a second operation will be necessary, th e n the hand w ill be a m ­ p u tated a t th e w rist. M r. S tr y k e r is a very nervous per­ son and i t was feared a t first th a t th e shock w o u ld unm a n him , b u t he stood up under s tr a in bravely and if the second operation is not neces­ sary , w ill be hom e iu a few days. The a c c id e n t is regretted by all. Grand Gorge. Business Locals. Ciscoes, 7 c e n ts per pound a t P a u l S try k e r ’s. D a v is & P a lm e r are closing out their lin e of'sw e a ters at a big d is- couut. N o w is th e tim e to buy. M aple s u g a r and syrup at a great reduction a t P a u l S try k e r ’s. T r u n k s and su it cases a t D a v is & P a lm e r ’s. 125 v o lt M a z d a L a m p s m a y be or­ dered of Sam u e l H a rley, G rand G o rge a t the following prices: 25 w a tt, 80c; 40 w a tt, ^30c; 60 w a tt, 40c. O u r rubber boot stock is com p lete and prices low a t D a v is & P a lm e r ’s, 2 c a n s of best red salm o n , 25c; 3 cans of peas, corn, soup or tom a toes 26c; best coffee in tow n 27c; 4 p o u n d s for $1.00 a t W . L. S h u tts’. If yon need a horse b lan k e t we can please you both in quality and 4 >rice. D a v is & P a lm e r. W e are selling our ladies’ and g e n t’s s w e a ters a t cost. G e t one. P a u l Stryker.' Donation. T h e M a n o rkill M e thodist society w ill hold th e ir an n u a l donation for th e i r p a s to r a t B. H . D e W itt’s on ^Tuesday evening of n e x t week to w h ich everyone is m o s t cordially invited. Delhi Man Suicide*. W illiam E . Powell, form e r uuder- sheriff of D e law a re county, c o m m it­ ted suicide a t H a u c o c k late S a tu r ­ day afternoon by shooting him s e lf w ith a revolver. H e was found ih his room a t H o tel H a n c o c k sh o rtly after 6 o’clock t h a t evening w h e n a n a tte n d a n t w e n t to sum m o n him to din n e r and died about 2 o’clock on S u n d a y m o rning. H e was a ttired in his pajam a s and a bath robe a n d tbo revolver lay n e a r his body. Fell From Hay Mow. C h a rles Freese o f|W ind h a m w e n t to his barn last F r id a y to feed his stock. H e clim b e d high up iq the barn to a scaffold. W h a t happened next, he don’t recollect, but when he cam e to some tim e th e r e a f ter he was lying on the barn floor. H e had fallen from the scaffold to a h a y m ow and from the mow a distance of a- bout 15 feet to the barn floor, strik ­ ing on his head and shoulders. Mr. Freese is a m a n w e ighing 175 lbs. or m o re and m iraculously escaped u n h u rt. J u s t how long he lay on the barn floor before regaining con­ sciousness, he don’t know . Cobleskill Man to Aid Belgians. The R ev. Jo h n V a n Schaick, j i . , a son of Mr. an d M rs. Jo h n V a n Schaick of C o b leskill, for 15 years pastor of the C h u rch of O u r F a th e r a t W a s h ington, D. C., has resigned his p a s torate and h a s been visiting his parents. L a s t S a tu r d a y , a ccom ­ panied by M rs. V a n Schaick, D r. Don V a n Schaick sailed from N e w Y o rk for E u rope. H e goes th e r e as a m e m b e r of th e A m e rican com m is­ sion for th e relief of the B e lgians. T A K E N O T IC E —-Beginning the first of M a rch h a n d s e p a rated c ream w ill be received a t the F l a t Creek skim m ing station. G ilboa C ream e ry Co. TANTRUMS OF TATUM S. M rs. G. P. R a e d e r has. b eeu visit­ ing the p^st week w ith friends at Gilboa. The nam e of M rs. W illiam Proper the newly elected 2nd v ice-president of th e E p w o r th League w as om itted in our la s t w e e k ’s iten.s. M r. E d s a ll aaid M r. A n d rew s and fam ily of R o x b u ry attended the m e ­ m o rial services of M rs. M a rgaret B u rchan a t the M. E . church Sun­ day. A good c o n g regation was p res­ e n t considering the w e a ther condi­ tions. The beautiful cut flowers sent by her sou, M r. B u c k ley, of N e w Y o rk, added m u c h to the im ­ pressiveness of the service. D r. and M rs. M. J . V o g t attended tb e fiftieth'w e d d ing anniversary of th e D o c tor’s parents at K ingston on F r id a y of last week. G r a n t D e n t and fam ily of S tam ­ ford were w eek end guests of M rs. E lizabeth D e n t. The L a d ies A id of the R eform e d church w ere very pleasantly en ter­ tain e d last W e d n e s d a y by M rs. D. P. D o y le a t the parsonage. Between tw e n ty and tw e n ty-five ladies were present. A delicious lunch was serv­ ed by the hostess and was enjoyed by all present. The society is to be congratulated for its excellent work d u rin g the past^year. The Travelog lecture given by Rev. W illiam S inclair of R o x b u ry iu the I. O. O. F. h a ll for the bene­ fit of the R e form e d parsonage fund was excellent. The solo by M iss M arion Dixon was also m u c h en­ joyed. M r. and M rs. George Proper were guests of th e ir daughter, M rs. De- W itt C h ase, of P r a ttsville S a turday . Mr. R a lph H e r r ick w as an out of town guest the la tte r p a r t of last week assisting his fathei iu a con­ cert near N o rw ich. M. 12. CHURCH NOTES. A t 10:30 a. m ., the pastor will preach on “ T h e L e a s t a n d the G reat­ est C h r istia n ity .” S u n d a y school a t 11:30 a. m ., H . M. Cronk, Supt. L e t us have a large attendance again th is Sabbath. Ju n io r League a t 6 p. m. Topic, “ G e tting R e a d y .” L e a d e r, R a lph D raffeu. E p w o rth L e a g u e a t 6:45, Topic; t£> S e lf “Mas^ te r y .” L e a d e r, M rs. H . M. C ronk. P r e a c h ing service a t 7:30. Topic of service, “ C h r is t the only Confi­ d a n t .” R e m e m b e r t h e ‘fifteen m in­ ute praise service for all. Class m e e ting a t 8:30 w ith B rother George Proper, leader. R e m e m b e r the p ray e r service on T h u rsday evening followed by choir practice. Broome Center. G. R. J a c k s o n has been draw ing wood from his farm here to his hom e in F r a n k lin ton. E . P. Cook had two sick horses last w e e k ; E m m e t B e c k e r one; H . J . D u n c a n one; F. D. Coons and L. D. Safford each had a sick cow. All w ere treated by V e terinary W h it- Jbeck of Franklinton. A. A. C h ichester and wife and d a u g h ter, C e a n y e a , autoed to G il­ boa last'S u n d a y . Phoebe Cook w as com p a n y for h e r cousin, M rs. J . L. W o o d, la s t week w h ile M r. W ood was at S c h o h a rie, courting. M r. C h ickering of F r a n k lih to n has hired out to run the skim m ing sta­ tion a t B r eakabeen for the Broome C e n ter C ream e ry com p a n y . Jo s h u a Reed took Ira G a rling- house and wife to th e ir hom e in G il­ boa last W e d n e s d a y . L. H . C h ichester and w ife and fa­ ther, D. T. C h ichester, were guests of H o b a r t M ace and fam ily last T h u rsday. C h a rles P a rlim a n was called to A lbany la s t S a tu r d a y to see his sis­ te r who is in the A lbany hospital. V e rge N ickerson and w ife en ter­ tained D. T. C h ichester, L. H . Chi­ chester and w ife, H o b a r t M ace and w ife and Two sons, S tanley and Sel­ leck, and D. P. N ickerson and wife last T h u r s d a y evening. N e a rly all the m e m b e rs of the M a c k e y G range w e re present a t the m e e ting S a tu r d a y night. T h e first degree was conferred on three m e m ­ bers and six applications for m e m ­ bership. Those th a t had p a r ts in the program given by E . P. Cook, lecturer, did th e ir work w ith honor. H o m e r H o o k preached in th e C h a ­ pel church S u n d a y in place of his fa th e r w h o h a d a sprained ankle ane could not get here. M rs. D a n iel R e e d is a t Conesville helping c a re forjM rs. H e n r y J a c k s o n w ho is ill w ith no hopes of recovery. R. IV. Scutfc and w ife returned hom e l a s t T h u r s d a y a f te r atten d in g court a n d visiting friends a t Scho­ harie. Mary Jane Holds Property. Divorce Suit. Climax to Hunters Bag Four Bears. Manorkill. The tantrum s of the T a tum s are causing considerable excitem e n t in M ineola, Long I s lan d and come in for a large sh a r e of publicity in the N ew Y o rk new spapers. M a ry Jan e , wife of Jo h n C. T a ­ tum , a New Y o rk broker, first cam e into public n o tice less than two y e a rs ago w h en arrested at Pontico Lodge1 th e ir s u m m e r hom e a t G reat N e c k , L. I ., and brought to A n d es on a w a r r a n t charging assault on her youngest sister, Miss K a th r y n Man A r th u r , at the hom e of R o b e rt P a r ­ ish at Shavertow n . The case was later.subm itted to the grand jury, but bad been am icably settled. T a tum recently sued his- w ife tor divorce and the case w as tried at M ineola, Long Islan d , last week. Tlie result was t h a t after a tiia l con­ sum ing s e v e ral days in w h ich high life iu New Y o rk cam e in for prom ­ inence, th§ ju r y refused the broker a divorce. The clim a x cam e S a tu rday even­ ing when Mrs. T a tum and a sm a ll group of relatives attem p tsd to take possession of the fam ily hom e in G reat N e ck, which was occupied by Mr. T a tum and his relatives. T h s affair ended by M a ry Ja n e losing her tem p e r and a general swearing, o u t o'f w a rrants followed. M rs. T a tum had her husband ar­ rested on a charge, of assau lt and caused the chauffeur, H e n ry Cpd- dington, to be taken into custody on a charge of disorderly conduct. W h e n T a tu m learned of his w ife’s action he lost no tim e before a p p e a r ing before a justice of the peace ac­ com p a n ied by the chauffeur and a new bunch of w a rrants were swore out. C o d d ington secured a w a r r a n t against M rs. T a tum for disorderly conduct and T a tum h a d w a rrants is­ sued for J a m e s and M ary M acA r- th u r , brother a n d sister of his wife, o.i a s im ilar charge for refusing to leave the prem ises when ordered. “ M a ry” M acA rtU u r is tho u g h t to be K a th r y n M ay M a c A rtflttl, the s is ter m ixed up in the Shavertow n affair The dispute is caused bv both Ta- tujn and;bis w ife claim ing title to tp f 'h x ^ » e ;. a t G r e a t Neck,g, A t last. M-tjsi T a tum gjbiijtpield th e I^ d g e 'w f f ^ t w o afrmed%<^wbables'un g u a rd again s t in tr u d e r s . * Nearly Overcome By Gait, S. B. George, principal of the school at South K o rtrig h t, E u g e n e S toutenburg a n d E d . A rnold of H o ­ b a r t had a narrow escape S a tu rd a y afternoon from death from asphyx­ iation. M r. George suffered the m o st from the experience, being un­ conscious for s e v e ral hours. Stou­ tenburg and A rnold w e n t to the H o ­ b a r t garage about 1:15 o’clock, the fprm e r to do some work on his car afid the latter, who is a plum b e r, to work in the shop. W hen, th e y en­ tered they found the engine of the car ow n ed by M r. George w as run­ ning and they saw George was lying alongside the c a r, a p p a r e n tly w a tch­ ing the m a c h inery in m o tion and listening to the w o rking of the en­ gine. B o th m en w e n t to work and w ithin a few m inutes S toutenburg com p lained of being f a in t and sat down on the running board of one of the cars. He continued to grow worse and dragged him s e lf out into the air. In the m e a n tim e A rnold began to feel sick and he w e n t out also. B o th m e n w e re dizzy, b u t did not realize w h a t the trouble was until it s u d d e n ly occurred to them th a t they w e re suffering from gaso­ line gas. They then realized t h a t George w a s overcom e and perhaps beyond help so th e y both shouted for help and rushed into the garage and-to G e o rge’s relief. They d r a g ­ ged the m a n out of doors w h e r e th e first aid m e a s u res w ere used and la te r was rem o v e d to a house n e a r ­ by and D r. H u b b e ll w as called. H e w o rked over him for some tim e be­ fore he gave evidence of retu r n in g to consciousness. Irl R. Hicks 19 1 5 Almanac. The R ev. I r l R. H icks A lhianac, now ready, grows m o re popular a n d useful w ith each passing year. I t is a fixed necessity in hom e s, shop and com m e rcial establishm e n ts all over th is continent. This fam o u s valuable yeai book on astronom y , storm s, w e a th e r and earth q u a k e s should be in every hom e and office. Professor H icks com p letes th is best issue of his g r e a t A lm a n a c a t the close of his seventieth year. T h e A lm a u a c w ill be m a iled for35 c e n ts. The R e v . I r l R. H ick s fine M a g a ­ zine, W o rd an d W o rks, is^sent one year, w ith a copy of his A lm a n a c , for only one dollar. Send f o r :them to W o rd and W o rks P u b lishing Com p any, 3401 F r a n k l y A v e ., St. Louis, Mo. Y o u l w iljju e v e r 'r e g r e t your i n v e s t m e n £ ^ j ^ ; f o * l 9 1 5 r George and D o u g lass Owen shot four bears, a m o ther and her th r e e cubs, in the m o u n tains some m iles from hom e a t H a r d e n b u r g la s t T h u ­ rsday. They n e a r ly cap tu r e d one cub alive bu t th e ir plans w e re f r u s ­ trated by the creatu r e ’s m a te. T h e two Owen boys have been looking for bears s ince the autom o ­ bile season closed. Cold w e a th e r cam e soon after he w e n t hom e and m a n y fruitless trips into th e H a r- denburgh woods convinced them th a t th e bears had gone into w inter quarters. The thaw of last W e d n e s d a y en­ couraged the hun ters and th e two young m en again started out. T h u r sday they found tracks, they knew from appearances to be an old bear and her cubs. The snow was over a foot deep in the B e a v e rkill woods and th e w a lking very difficult b u t 6he tracks w ere followed and about 10 o ’clock T h u r s d a y forenoon Geo­ rge Owen saw the old bear resting a t the foot of a tree. She started to run as soon a s he cam e in sight a u d lie|began to shoot w ith his W in­ chester repeater. F o r r e s t Owen cam e up about this tim e and also began to shoot a t the fleeing a n im a l. She was brought down ju s t as she was about to disappear over a ledge. The boys next turned th e ir atte n ­ tion to th e cubs as th e y expected th a t the little fellows had probably been aroused by th e ir guns. They w ere none too soon for one of them h a d already taken alarm and was m a k ing tracks very rapidly in an opposite directiop. A few w ell d i­ rected shots brought it down and the Owen lads then grabbed a bran sack they had brought along to catch a cub alive. They w e n t to tbe •tree and an o th e r c u b was preparing to m a k e a hasty, e x it. G eorge k ick ­ ed the anim a l back w ith his foot a n d got the bag ready to catch him b u t a second later two cubs appeared aud it was im p o s sible tb handle them so the hunters grabbed th e \r guns and began to shoot. T h e y sooii brought down one of the beasts b u t th e o th e r got a good s t a r t and was not shot u n til he had nearly m a d e his escape. The excitem e n t over, th e h u n ters dragged th e ir q u a r r y together and ta k in g two of th e cubs p u t th e m in,; to their bran *ack«;<andiSfcaEtedi,for hom e . T h e n e x t d a y th e y .returned and toqk hom e th e o th e r tw o ani­ m a ls. The old b e a r w e ighed about 160 p o u n d s and the cubs about 60 pounds each.—M a rgaretville News. Seneca W ilbur and fam ily w e re sum m o n e d to Big H o llow la s t w eek by th e serious illness of M rs. W il- b u r ’g father, W . E . C h ichester. J . B. H a w v e r has purchased* a fine new cutter. M r. an d M rs. R ene B row n e ll and dau g h ter, IvS, an d W illiam B u e l and fam ily were guests of M r. and M rs. W illiam W ilkerson last S a tu r ­ day. M r. and Mrs. E. H a m m o n d and d a u g h ter, G race, were guests a t A. E . N ickerson’s la s t F r id a y evening. M r. and M rs. I r v in g C h ristian of C o n esville v isited a t H . C. M a k ley’s la s t F r id a y . T h e ir little grand­ d a u g h ter a c c o m p a n ied them hom e. A rep resen tativ e of the I. H . C. com p a n y w as in th is p lace last week assisting H . C. M a k e ly in getting his engine and saw m ill in readi­ ness for use. I t seem s a very poor w inter for the ice h a r v e s t so far. A few from th is vicinity attended the R e g e n ts exam inations held a t G ilboa the first of th e week. M rs. L. S. C u v le has been suffer­ ing w ith neuralgia the p a s t week. D r. Persons was called. M iss H e l­ en R ichtm y e r is assistiug w ith the work. West Conesville. Charged With Abandonmemt. M rs. L u c y C a rley, who h a s resid­ ed w ith her husband and children on the M asonville road n e a r Sidney was arrested on a w a r r a n t obtaifaed by her husband, A n d rew C a rley, last W e d n e s d a y and taken before a justice. She w as charged w ith a- bandoning her children, her hus­ band claim ing she w a s about to leave th e state. JUST A FEW PRICES .1 4 lbs. Arm and H a m m e r soda, 7 c a k e s L a n o x soap 3 p k g s. K e llog’s corn flakes L a rge glass ja r sm o k e d beef 6 b oxes m a tches 6 b o x e s-K irkm ’s s c o u ring p’w d r 7 c a k e s K irk m a n ’s hand soap C o al hods, each D o u b le roasters 22c a n d 35c 3 pairs ladies’ hose 25c 3 p a ir s child ren ’s hose 3 pairs m e n ’s h a l f hose 35c and 50c dolls now, each 3 p ie ces g ranite w a re A ll ten cent a rticles 25c 25c 25c 25c 21c 25c 25c 220 25c 25c 21c 25c 3 for 25c 3 c a n s m u s tard 25c Spices, 27c lb. q u a r ter 7c E v e r y th in g in th e grocery line a t a reduced price. A ll th is will be found at W. L. Shutts’, Gilboa, N. Y. A Positive Fact. N e v e r in the h istory of m y store did I ever sell a h e a d a c h e tab let t h a t gave such universal satisfaction as does S e a v e r’s H e a d a c h e Tablets. L. A. W yckoff. E a r l K reiger of Schenectady was an over n ight guest of his u n cle and aunt. M r. and Mrs. H . D. Stryker. M r. and M rs. E z ra M orse spent last S a tu rd a y w ith th e ir daughter, M rs. E llen M eade, of R o x b u ry H e n ry B a rtley and fam ily and M rs. Susan Buel ^ e r e g u e s ts F r id a y of M r. and M rs. J o h n B a rtley. M r. and M rs. H e n ry B lodgett and M rs. H e n r y B a rtley and son, Sew­ ard, m a d e a business trip to G rand Gorge la s t T h u rsday. - i f r . and M rs.'H e n ry B lodgett were recent guests a t M orse V a n L o a n ’s. M iss Ivalen e M aybie of G ilboa is s p ending th e week w ith h e r g rand ­ parents, M r. aud M rs. I . F. M aybie. W e u n d e rstan d t h a t M r. D ennison has hired\ to w o rk for M a u rice F a u - FARMERS’ UNION OFFICIALS THINK RAILROADS ,ARE EN­ TITLED TO MORE REVENUE. Products of Plow hnd Farmer Who Lives at Home Should Be Exempt From Increase. By Peter Radford. L e c turer N a tional Farm e rs’ Union. The recent action of the Interstate Commerce Commission in granting an increase in freight rates in the eastern classification of territory; the applica­ tion of the roads to state and inter­ state commissions for an increase in rates, and the utterances of President Wilson on the subject bring the farm- ers of this nation face to face with the problem of an increase in freight rates. It is the policy of the Farm ers’ Union to meet the issues affecting the welfare of the fa r m e r s sq u a r e ly and we will do so in tliis instance. The transportation facilities of the United States* are inadequate to ef­ fectively meet the demands of com­ merce and particularly in the South and W est additional railway mileage is needed to accommodate the move­ ment of farm products. If in the wis­ dom of our Railroad Commissions an increase in freight rates is necessary to bring about an improvement in our transportation service, and an exten­ sion of our mileage, then an increase Bhould be granted, and the farmer is willing to share such proportion Of the increase as justly belongs to him, but we have some suggestions to make as to the manner in which this in­ crease shall he levied. m Rates Follow Lines of ance. Least Resist- Conesville. M r. and M rs. E r n e s t B lodgett and son, S tanley, spent F r id a y w ith D. K . H a n e r and fam ily. R u th R ichm o n d of C a iro is spend­ ing th e w e ek w ith h e r parents, Mr. aud M rs. W a lter R ichm o n d . Lew is T u ttle and w ife and Floyd B a k e r a u d wife s p e n t last Tuesday w ith M r. and M rs. A lva M a rtin.. M rs. C. R. B ran d was a guest last W e d n e s d a y of M rs. C. E. R icht­ m y e r. / W illiam B u e l£ and fapiily and W illiam Sutton were guests one evening la s t w eek of H a rold B rand and m o ther. , M rs. M. A. G a m m er is quite in ­ disposed a t th is w riting. Jo h n H u b b a r d and m o ther were over n ig h t guests of G rover H a n e r and m o ther one n ig h t la s t week. E . N . H itchcock w as taken quite seriously ill one'm o rning^last w eek and D r. Persons was called. H e is gaining nicely now. Stamford. Notice to W ater Taker*. W a ler rents are due an d M UST be paid by J a n u a r y 25,1915. C an be p a id a t th e s tore of L. A. W y ckoff. G. M. W y c k o ff, Coll.' TO R E N T —Room s s u ita b le for a sm a ll fam ily; A lso w ill sell a t a reasonable price a set of carp e n ter tools, cross-cut saw , a n d oth e r use­ fu l articles. F o r description of the room s call on M rs. Jo s e p h in e G o r­ don, G ilboa, N . Y. C a rpets a n d R u g s :—I am ready now to m a k e up yo u r rags into car­ pets or rugs. F ir s t- c lass w o rk gu­ aran teed an d prom ji^delivery. F i r s t com e, flrst served. F red Siebel, GUboa* N .Y . George W a llace has purchased of M rs. G. C. H u s ted h e r residence on th e extension of W e s t E n d avOnue in the w e st e n d of the village,, pos­ session to be given in th e sphng. H . M a rvine W o od of Scranton, P a ., has purchased of George W . E llsw o rth his residence on E a s t M a in street, M r. E llsw o rth w ill continue to oc­ cupy the prem ises, C o n sideration, $2,500. The ladie^ on the com m ittee for th e Stam ford V illage lib r a r y have held a m e e ting to consider the ad­ v isab ility of opening a b a z a a r and fa ir n e x t s u m m e r for th e benefit of th e lib r a r y fund. I t w as c o n sidered to be feasible and a f u r th e r m e e ting w ill be held on F r id a y of th is week, at th e hom e of M rs. J . M ilan to per­ fect plans for th e affair. M e ssrs. B. E . B o w k e r an d V a n D y k e and H a n fo rd have installed in th e ir places of business new gas lig h tin g generators throu g h the agency of Lee C rouch of O n eonta. I t is au th e n tically reported th a t th e co n tract for building th e piece of s tate r o a d betw e e n G rand Gorge ^ n a P r a ttsv ille has been let to De- G raff & H o g eboom . From th e c h a r ­ a c te r of th e roads b u ilt in th is sec­ tion by th is firm i t is believed t h a t a first-class roadw a y w ill be m a d e . FO R S A L E —W agon, cu tter and harness all \in excellent condition. The freight Tates of the nation have been built up along lines of least re­ sistance. The merchant, the manu­ facturer, the miner, the miller, the lumberman and the, cattleman have had their traffic bureaus thoroughly organized and in many instances they haye pursued . the railroad without mercy and with the power of organ­ ized tonnage, they baye.'hapimered the vitals oik of o u r tTans^ortatiori system’ and since , we have had railroad com­ missions, these interests._ with skill and cunning-, are represented at every hearing In which their business is involved. The farmer is seldom represented at rate hearings, as his organizations nave never had the finances to err- ploy counsel to' develop his side of the case and, as a result, the products of the plow hear an unequal burden of the freight expense. A glance at the freight tariffs abundantly proves this assertion/ Cotton, the leading agricultural product of the South, al­ ready bears the highest freight rate of any necessary commodity in com­ merce, and the rate on agricultural products as a whole is out of pro­ portion with that of the products of the factory and the mine. We offer no schedule of rates, but hope the commission will be able to give the railroad such an increase in rates as is necessary without levying a further toll upon the products o f the plow. The instance seems to pre­ sent an opportunity to the Railroad C o m m issions to. equalize the rates as between agricultural and other classes of freight w ithout disturbing th e rates 9n staple faVm products. What Is a Fair Rate? We do not know what constitutes a basis for rate making and have never heard of anyone who did claim to know much about it, but if the pros­ perity of the farm is a factor to he considered and the railroad commis­ sion concludes that an increase in rates is necessary, . we would prefer that it come to us through articles of consumption on their journey from the factory to the farm. We would, for example, prefer that the rate on hogs remain as at present and the rate on meat bear the increase, for any farmer can then avoid the burden by raising his own meat, and a farm­ er who will, not try to raise his own m eat ought to be penalized. We think the rate on coal and brick can much better bear an increase than the rate on cotton and flour. We would prefer that the rate on plows remain the same, and machinery, pianos and such articles as the poor­ e r farm er cannot hope to possess bear the burden of increase. The increase in rates should be so arranged that the farm er who lives a t home , will hear no part of the bur­ den, but let tile farmer who boards in other states and countries and who feeds his stock in foreign lands, pay the price of his folly. Aj£*i • \

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