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VOLUME I, lWipER'45:r \ ; A WEEKLY NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO^THE HOME INTERESTS OF/KORTHERN WESTCHESTER.. 28. at White Plains. NOTED SPEAKERS TO MAKE ADDRESSES The annual meeting of tlie ^West­ chester County Teachers' AsBocia- ' tlon will be held at the High School -in.Wlbite Plains oj> Saturday. It will begin at ; 10 o'clock and) will be spall day meeting. Four hundred teach­ er! from all- parts of Westchester ''are expected to attend'. s \-v The committee in charge aiope that all the teachers in the, cojinty VJ will attend,, and they promise .^hat fj\. 'the meeting will be an unusually strong- and helpful one. Many lm- ± portaht matters will \be brought up \during the day. The morning will be passed in the -holding of separate meetings of %\ teachers of the different branches of \»tudy. These will be held \in the ',' -class rooms of the schools- and dis­ cussions on the work of the school year, will be gone over. ;','• 'After these smaller meetings, the' % entire delegation will gather in the Ff/. auditorium where a general meeting 'will, be held. A report of Pensions 'will be presented, and a discussion i^will be held on the important mat- iS^'ter, and all the teachers may parti­ 's:: ;clpate. « fevin _ address. of welcome to the 'jfilteabhera, wJU be made by?' Ambrose |S^iv%ctJabe, a memoes-..6frtb»» Boari '.'^omiEdnaatlpn. Among%fth'e*iieaiurist' i WESTCHESTER MEN;. APPOINTED COMMOSSIQNERS Two From This County Will Act on Workmen's Compensation Commission. , • i Governor Martin 'H., Glynn' Mon •day appointed two 'of tlie five Wfork- men's' Compensation Commissioners 'from' Westchester County after he had signed the bill. One commis sloner is yet to be named. The two men named from this county are John Mitchell, pfjlount 'Vernon and J.-Mayhew. Wainwrlght, of Rye. Mr. Mitchell server-four yeare and former Senator Waln­ wrlght one year. Their 'respective salaries are $7,600 per yeah-' Robert E. Bowling, 'or'Now York City, Is chairman of the commission and he is named for the five year term at $10,000 per year. Dr. Thom­ as Darlington, of New York. City, Is the other commissioner named and he serves for,three yearsat a salary of $7,500 per year. tho fifth -place will go to Prof. E. H. Woodruff, of Cornell, If he is willing to 'accept It. The Governor •had'i expected to, hear frpm. Prof.: iWfaodrutt before. hesB'ent'ttheinomlifa-, ar~ - • •^nateccand'twaa'smuch- SOrimmar MJrades'*, and' Frofc-- Calvin ^'^.,S~«-iLewis, of 'Hamilton College, will ^i'/^pealc on \The Importance of Oral gjS-y j^jgliBh\ a' topic which is of special interest to teachers, -^j- ^ These three speakers are men whose '[ reputations as men of learning and lecturers of -ability are well known and it is believed that their talks will contain much that can be used as future reference by the teachers ': who have the opportunity -of hearing '-• them. * Special attention has been given to the providing of adequate luncheon fapilities. The ladies .of the Mem orlal M. E. Church will serve the - : luncheon in the social rooms of the , i church. The charge will be the nom- /':• inal sum of 40 -cents, and they are \*;; preparing an excellent, menu. The social room* are large enough to ac­ commodate the large, number of teachers who will attend. Tbe president of the Westchester County Teachers' Association is - A . B. Leonard, Superintendent of Schools in New* Rochelle, and the - secretary is W. R. Williams, Prin­ cipal of the J M. Mason School, Yonkers-. ELECTIONS Mount B5s€Q Voters Endorse Aaminist- ration Candidates in Ligh^Vote. APPROVE PROPOSITIONS The Mt. Kiaco-Village Election oc­ curred on Tuesday. There being no opposition to the administration tick­ et' compfl^atively little interest was shown and the balloting was light, only 220- votes being cast for the vil­ lage ticket. The ne^ ballot caused some peculiar situations in the mark­ ing and much trouble in counting to the election officers. * £ While there was no organized oppo­ sition considerable writing in of names, the new ballots affording plen­ ty of opportunity lor the joker and the fellow who wanted to vote for a favorite, or who had a grouch Following is the vote, the difference between the total and tho vote given being scattered among various names. For President— Virgil Banks . 188 For Trustees— Augustus R. Reynolds 192 Chas. D. Chichester 159 For Treasurer— Edward A. Green 132 For Collector- Daniel Cox. . 190 For Library Trustee (6 years)— Benjamin Durham . * .186 For Library Trustee {3 years)— John L. Sarles . 18C For School Trustees (3 years)— Chariest H Banks. . 194 'Leonard W. Beckley- 179 The vote on the two propositions re-' HILLSDALE ABANDONS VILLAGE GOVERNMENT. Vote Was Close and Village Is Again* Part *of- Town of Mt, , Pleasant i 'By a vote of 52 to 48 the residents ,pf Hillside Tuesday voted to dis- •solve the village* government and go .back\ again Into iblio township of Mount Pleasant, Women voted at V .th 'o election on this proposition and there .were about thirty who voted. The -result 'was close, as was expect- $(ed, as the village was divided on ti the 'question.' '~'y The yUlage elections were held jVfthere Tuesday also' and the Re- ! ^publIcanB, made a clean sweep Elect­ ing every one of their candidates. The following is,the result: »*For President-- %X\ Martin Weiss, R, vf,v Theodore Muller, D. % For Trustees: V'-be Witt'E. Cay ten R. ? \ Andrew Zeier, R. John Menig, D. Joseph Williams, D. S;For Treasurer: P\- \Solomon Bwanson, R. I^Alwln Zen, D. \*^For 'Collector^ of Taxes: %J^-Fred' Hoffman, R. *v;. Charles. W. Aldrlch, D. Wrfnted -by' Governor ijughes to 'in' vestlgate' the subject- and recommend such legislation. J. Mayhew Wairi- wright, then a State Senator, repre­ senting Westchester, was Chairman of the Hughes Commission. John Mitchell, formerly head of tho Unit­ ed Mine Workers of America, was a member of that commission, too -Mr. Mitchell was recommended for a place on the present commission by Samuel Gompers, President of the -American Federation of Labor. Gov­ ernor Glynn offered \one of the places to Mr. Gompers, but ho declined. The constitutionality of the Work­ men's Compensation act passed last December, had been questioned, so, at Governor Glynn's request, the present Legislature re-enaqted^ \it with one 'change—the .Assembly amended the bill by providing that >not more, than three of the Com­ missioners should be of ono political party The law enumerates forty-two dif­ ferent classes of labor as hazardous employment. These include the work of Iron, wood, glass, paint, \chemical tobacco, textile and clothing manu­ facturers; distilleries and breweries, tanneries and canning Industries, power laundries, printing, 'photo-en graving and lithographing, lumbering and paving and sewer construction, and stone cutting and dressing. , For permanent, total disability the pay shall be two-thirds of the week- dy wages during tlie continuance of tho N disability. The same rate Bhall tie paid in case of temporary total disability, but not to exceed' $500/ For permanent partial disability the same rate is to be paid for periods depending upon lbe-naf,ure of the in­ jury. For. temporary partial disabil­ ity\ an injured employe shall receive an amount based upon the difference between his wage-earning capacity thereafter. during the partial disabil­ ity. ' \ 41 28. 36 32 30 29 38 28 41 ,$The -Village of fatterson Is to be 8iwlled=stttb_filecrrlc. current by the .^uengBt -Company-of Croton \Falls. FOR FARM BUREAU Meeting at Lincoln- dale on Saturday Took Steps .For Organization. WILL MEET TUESDAY At a meeting of the fu-....>is and those interested in farm pursuits held at the Lincolndale Agricultural School on Saturday, the preliminary steps toward the organization of- a Farm- Bureau for Northern West­ chester County were taken. The question was discussed and the feasibility argued and all pres­ ent seemed united in tlie* opinion that such an institution would be of great benefit to this community. •M. C. Burrette, State Director of Farm Bureaus, was in \attendance and explained the advantages to be derived by the organization here of a \Bureau. A resolution was\ passed before adjournment calling for a meeting to be held In the Supervisors' rooms at White Plains on the 24th at 11 o'clock when it IB hoped that more definite plans for permanent organi­ zation may be perfected. An invl-' tatlon to all interested to be present An that day, IB extended. RUNAWAY BOY FOUND IN BOX CAR. Pleasantville Home Too Quiet and He Longed for the Big City. Nearly d#ad from starvation and exposure, his condition so pitiful that •he could hardly give any coherent account bf himself, a twelVe-year run-. QUESTIONS VALIDITY Interesting Discus- v sitot Over Special Election to be Held Next Month. LIGHT VOTE EXPECTED < A special spring election AVIU be held on April 7 in accordance with a recent act of the Legislature for the* purpose of submitting to the electorate the question: \Shall there be a convention to re­ vise the Constitution and amend the same.\ Under tlje law of the State of New York a Constitutional Convention is provided for in the year 1916. This being a year In which both Presi­ dential and Gubernatorial elections occur, it has been decided to al]ow the voters to say whether or not the Constitutional Convention shall be held next Fall instead Should a majority of the voters express a pre­ ference for this proposal, delegates tr the convention will bo duly placed '.n nomination by the various pblitl- CHI parties of the State and will be elected from each Senatorial district i:*i the State and fifteen delegates at large will be chosen by State-wide vote. Candidates for delegates from a' Senatorial disft-ict will he nominated In tlie same 'manner provided In the election law for the nomination of candidates for the office of State Senator, aud may be designated in the same manner Candidates for Delegates at Large may bo nominftt. ed by independent certificates or by parties,, in the manner provided in the ejection aajYs^for;,the .-n6mlnatlpn COUNTY VALUES ARE $391,739,182 Table of Equalization of Assessments Presented . i to Supervisors. FINAL ADJOURfflENT ON APRIL 6 The-—Board of Supervisors' Mon­ day devoted the greater part of their meeting to the table of equalization of assessments for the year 1013 and it was presented to the Board by S. Fletcher Allen, of ^ortlandt, tho chairman of the committee. The report was put over until Thursday or this week for final con­ sideration but it h said that it will be adopted as sulWitted. It shows a total corrected value of v real and personal property in Westchester County of $391,739,132. The Increase in tho assessed valuation of real es­ tate over InBt year Is $34,764,595. Yonkers, of course. Is the banner town in every way, except that it, like all but three of the towns, has a decrease in the value'of personal es­ tate .of $110,100. The total increase of personal' estate is $54,525 and is divided among three towns, Harrison $29,030, North Castle, $24,975; and Scarsdale, *$500. Every other town shows a decrease in 'this item, male- tng a- total decrease of $1,286,683. The full value of real estate in Yon­ kers is $147,892,491. The rate for Yonkers this year Is 77 per cent as compared to. 74 1-2 per cent, of last venr, which is a big gain since the higher the rate the lower the taxes. White Plains has a corrected value of real and personal property of $24,- 036,274,. and the inorease in real es­ tate is $fif!4,S37. The town like all but HIP three named above, decreas­ ed in personal property in the sum of $42,',ul The ra*e in White Plains 1B CI per cent, the same an last year. The full valaation of real esta'te in that town 1B $30,656,085 The following tablo shows .the com* parlson with last year: SAYS THAT HENRY MILLER ' INVENTED AIR BRAKE. The following letter written by William P. Fiero, of White Plains, appeared in Tuesdays New York Sun: To \the Editor of The Sun— Sir: All the New York newspapers give George Wtestinghouse' the honor of inventing the steam fir air brake. I cannot understand this, as you will find by getting into contact with the United States Patent Office that the late Henry Miller, of ' Chappa- qua, N ' Y., was the true inventor. Honor to whom honor belongs.\ W3LLIAM p, FIERO. White- Plains, March 14.; %Tfi^pfopositip¥j.to'.isshe-bonds J for' -$24^000 \'for \the macadamizing) of Maple Avenue, a portion of Lexington Avenue and Green Street was carried by a vote of 84 to 47 The results of the village elections throughout Westchester County Tues­ day show big gains for the Repub­ lican party in that with but one or tVo exceptions all of the towns elected straight Republican tickets or men who were not of either par­ ty but were named by Republicans. In Irvington, Dobbs Ferry, Hastings, Tuckahoe, Tarrytown, Pelham Heights, Pelham Manor aud Hillside, the Republican candidates for pres­ ident of the village and their running mates were elected. W S. Beltzhoover was elected in Irvington; Kranklin Q. Brown, 1n Dobbs Ferry; IJrank R. Pierson, in Tarrytown: Thomas F. Reynolds, in Hastings, and Henry P. Fulling, in Tuckahoe. I In the Hudson River towns there' was an interesting contest on to get the sentiment of the people as to whether or not they wanted the |U3urus law, prohibiting the construc­ tion of a trolley line along the Al­ bany Post Road 16 the Towns of Greenburgh and Mount Pleasant. By a large vote the people decided, in favor of the repealing of the law. It was opposed by tho wealthy resi­ dents. In North Pelham, there was a bit­ ter factional fight and Peter Coder, editor of the Pelham Sun, a Demo­ crat, was elected president but he lost on the trustees In that F. W. Hurtig, a Republican, was elected. Dr- C. A. Pickhardt, a Republican, holds over A. G. Delcambre, Re­ publican, was elected treasurer and C. W. Edinger, a Democrat, -was elected collector In Elmsford, the Democrats won in a hot fight both at the polls rjind witili flstp In the general inelee Peter Jordan, a Democratic leader, was arrested for assaulting John In- man. Tho following is the result of tlie election' For President. William J - Moore, O. .. A. M. Tompkins, R < For Trustee's. Samuel Gallagher, D . William iDecker, Jr., D.- . Max Graf, R Pletro Jiardl, R. ..«. For Trea»urer. Joseph Sokol, D Samuel Cohn, R For Collector. Howard W. Lander, D. ... 141 . C. Hamilton, E. . 113 The village board will be tied, two 168 PS H9, 149. 137 105 137 i08 stieiter-'an'd'-'in- the'• failing daVliignt' 'he - was all but shut \in' before \the trainman learned that the huddled figure was a small boy. The' child, thawed out .somewhat by the brakeman who found him and warmed from the contents of the kind hearted railroad men's dinner Ifails, said»he had run away from tho home at Pleasantville Saturday night just after the children were put to bed. He had traveled the greater part of tlie night and reached North White Plains about daylight. He was afraid to beg for food along tlie route, he said, because he feared he would be followed and when day­ light came he hid In the box car hoping to get a ride to New York City without being discovered. He was thinly clad becauso he could not take much of his clothing in his .hurried flight from the home and when he was turned over to tho White Plains police .he only talked when he had been warmed and fed. Monday those in charge of the home took him back He said he wfts homesick for the city and had no complaint to make against the home except that It was far from the big places aud much too quiet. 4SSEMBLYMAN HOPKINS' AUTQ BILL HAD HEARING. Jail sentences for reckless chauf­ feurs wjere urged, last week by Wal­ ter E Fisk, secretary of the New York Automobile Association, when he and others appeared 'before the Assembly Committee on Internal Af­ fairs, which has under consideration the automobile bill Introduced by As­ semblyman Floy 1) Hopkins, of this district This measure' would require auto­ mobile owners to take an examina­ tion and file their photographs be­ fore they would be permitted to op erate a car ' Mr. Hopkfus Is an enthusiastic motorist and lie In common with oth ers who drive their own cars have suffered from tlie recklessness of id' responsible chauffeurs and young boys driving their bwn cars. Republicans and two Democrats; as the result of the election, and, the president, Mr. Moore will hold the balance of power In Bronxvill'e two Republicans wore elected, Jacob Steuhl and Warren Reynolds, giving* the Republicans a majority in the village administra­ tion. Henry ^W. Smith was elected president on a citizens' ticket backed by' the Republicans. The people of Bron^Ille defeated the proposition to tffiange the name of the tillage to Gramatan Hills \by five votes, 46 to 41. {^MDe ^Hiii tfSr^^'tfng>'far*^Pr^ so far, a s practicable. Any digqual iflcation Imposed by law upon'* per­ sons holding office from becoming candidates for other offices without resigning, as In the case of the ju­ diciary, Is removed so far as the right to be a delegate to the consti­ tutional convention is concerned. Those voters who registered lost Fall and who mill retain the same residence from which they voted on November 4 Inst are not required to register for the special Spring elec­ tion. 7' 1086 persons whp were eli­ gible to register last Fall, and ne­ glected or failed to do HO, will not he permitted to register for the elec­ tion of April One day of registration titn, however, has been «et aside for the benefit of four classes of voters ulio will be pormltted ; to qualify for the coining special election. Inspectors of election will meet in the places of registry of their re­ spective distrlrt* mi Saturday, March 28, from S o clock in tho forenopn^ to 10 o'clock at night, for the pur­ pose of revising and correcting the register of voters in tho manner pro­ vided by the election law for ascer­ taining eloctors qualified to Vote at a special election - Male citizens who have reached their majority slnco November 4 will be permitted to register as will al­ so those who were naturalized less than ninety days prior to last Fall's olectlon and so were Ineligible to rtgicter and vote at the time, but who Hold naturalization certificates for nlnejy» days or more prior to the special olectlon A third class of vcters who will be permitted to re- g'ster and vote in the Spring elec­ tion are those who at the time of last Fall's registration had not re­ sided with in their respective As­ sembly or election districts for thir­ ty days. Tlie fourth and last class conBists of those voters \ylio voted last November, but who have since moved Into another olectlon or As-1 sembly district in the same county. | • State Superintendent of Elections Voorhls said yesterday afternoon that hel expected, a light vote on April 7 because all parties were practical­ ly agreed that a constitutional con­ vention opght tn lie held noxt Fall and there existed little popular in­ terest, nd, secondly, because, unlike the general election day, April 7, will not constitute a legal holiday. , The New York Times Tuesday printed n loig letter from Louis Marshall, of New York City, In whfch ho questions the validity of th9 special election Ono of the main points he brings out In his protest is that the. registering for an election should fecofttynplet.ed ten days before ths day imt for tlie election, and* in jK^steh'ejsi Greenburgh Harrison .. Lewfsboro Mamaroneck Mt. Pleasant Mt. Vernon New Castle .. New Rochello North Castle New Salem Osslning Pel h am Poundridge Rye Scarsdale Somers White Plains Yonkers Yorktown 39,760,974 * 7,118,697 1,541,101 12,845^27 13,207(737 37,089,834 4,187,578 37,620.466 2.386,954 2,269,488 11.536,592 6,958,281 487,710 19,990,950 5.643,632 1,884,154 23,12'l,427 96,257,430 1,925,219 40,640,256 7,359,668 1,612,981 13,325,096 12,989,747 3S,GC!),2S2 4,316,410 40,243,794 2,696,026 2,204,256 12.040.091 ^ 7,162,021 491,017 20,628,212 6,050.618 1,956.867 24.03fi,»74 118.831.865 1,978,614 064,040 • 158,667 48,474 203.448 457,767 1,210,647 101,120 2.767.947 256,241 21,965 355.691 63,119 1,835 219.120 389,612 24.435 664,837 24.835,803 35.727 82 V \ 88^ 69 94 83% 72 80 % 83 79 92 92 85 74 98 83% 80 t»9 61 74% 89 62 S8 6'J 92 82 73 80 82 79 90 92 84 78 98 82 SO 87 61 77 88 $358,216,745 The Board of Supervisors' Mon­ day adopted a resolution offered by Supervisor Edward A. Forsyth, of Yonkers, calling for the final 'ad­ journment of the board on Monday, April C. It was formerly Intended to ad­ journ at an earlier date but because of the great amount of work inyotved in preparing the budget and other .important matieiti, the day for ad­ journment was put over until the' firBt meeting In April. Mr. Forsyth'B resolution appropri­ ating $3,000 for the Westchester County Society for tho Prevention of Cruelty to Children was adopted. The supervisor in offering the reso­ lution for tho finance committee ex­ plained that the money was well ex- ponded and that the work done by the socfoty meant a saving to the county in that many children who might become charges on the coun­ ty wero cared for. Supervisor Frank L. Reynolds, of North Salem, reported a successful and enthusiastic meeting under the Farm Bureau at Lincolndale last Sa­ turday and said arrangements had been made to hold another meeting $391,739,182 $34,754,595 In tho Supervisors cha'mbers March 24 V A resolution from Supervisor- John J. Sinnott, of Mount Pleasant, ask­ ing, the Board of Water Supply Pol- 'ico Commissioners to restore the Pleasantville precinct, recently aban­ doned, wan adopted Mr Sinnott said the City of New York had not completed its work In that neighbor­ hood and many laborers were still there where tho section was littled policed. The board alsj concurred in tho resolution offered by Mr Slnnoft en­ dorsing the Legislative resolution calling for an investigation of tho lighting rates In Westchester Coun- ty. \ Tho annual appropriation of $3.- 000 for the Westchester Teachers* Retirement Fund was ndopted*$on the resolution offered by Supervisor Fred L Merrltt. -A resolution from Supervisor A* M. Crane asking that the board ap­ prove tho legislation calling for the appropriation of fundB by Cie state tp care for tlie feeble minded of which there are 1700 now in institu­ tions, was adopted. this case, the enabling act allows only nine dayB Another isaue Jlr Marshall raises Is that it Is useless to spend $750,000 to have the voters pass on the pro­ position, which, he says, undqr thesj existing constitution, the people wilt have to vote on. ogaln in NovemDejs'l 1116. He says there is no over­ whelming reason why the constitu­ tion should be revised (iETS UNIQUE INVITATION. The D. Frank Dakln Company, of Mt. Kisco, has secured the contract to remddel t nnd make-additions to the property of Dr. Connor, who last fall purchased the Stephen Holly Miller Farm oust of the vlllaco Katharine 11 Davis, Commissioner of Correction in New York City and former head of the State Reforma­ tory for women at Bedford, Mon- jfTday reecived a bound volume with •'War name on the cover in gilt,let­ ters, containing an invitation from^al- most overy civic organization, many industrial organizations; newspapers and .the like of Omaha, Neb., tb at­ tend the Stato Conference on Char­ ities and Correction, which Is to be held in that city April 26, 27 and 28 The Commissioner was not sure yesterday whether she -Would .be* able to find time to visit the' -conference,.

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