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A WEEKLY.NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE HOME INTERESTS OF NORTHERN WESTCHESTER. KATONAH, WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N. Y., THURSDAY, APRIL 30, 1914. SINGLE COPIES, FIVE CENTS. SUPERVISORS ANNUAL DINNER •St . Presented Handsome Gift to Chairman E. P. Barrett Monday Night. JMANY_EROMBSENt-MEN-lHlNDl • The annual dinner by the West- cheater County Board of Supervisors to their chairman was held Monday Might at Collazzl's in New York City and Chairman E. P. Barrett was the guest of honor. It was a gathering of many prom­ inent men of Westchester County and they siowed their approval of •what the speaker said when Super­ visor Edward A. Forsyth, of Yon- kers, the Republican leader of the Supervisors, expressed their apprec­ iation and esteem of Chairman Bar­ rett and presented him with a hand­ some cut glass and silver water set. At the speakers' table were Mr. Barrett, who in response to what had been said, expressed his deep appreciation of the- feeling in which he is held; Former Supervisor John M. Shinn, John H. McArdle and John J. Siniott. Among those others attending the dinner were: Thomas J. O'Brien Michael J Nolan William Mere Clarence Alexander • William Dunn Charles M. Kervan °> Charles D. Millard John F\ Jenkins Charles H.' Helnsohn Dr. H. E. Smith. Edward Michell Daniel C. Hickey Andrew Brldgeman Fred L. Merrltt Frank Breucher Alexander M. Crane William F. Hoffkini Howard R. Washburn George Werner Hugh Herndon Frederick P. Close William J. Doyle Daniel J. CasMn Isaac H. Smith Frederick E. Weeks Ulrlch Welsendanger . C. J. F. Decker 'Leonard Teed John Sells Harry R. Koster Harvey B. Green Robert Mason * Charles Green tee P. Davis Daniel C. Nolan Charles A. van*Auken . Eberhard J. Wulff. SPENCER J. STEWART GETS .EIGHT MONTHS SENTENCE Other State \Highway Officials Get Same Terms in Suffolk County Jail. • Spencer\ J. Stewart, former chief engineer of the- State Highways De- . .partment with headquarters in.Wiite Plains was sentenced to eight months in the Suffolk County Jail at Riverhead Thursday by Jlstice Kapper along with the otlier men convicted of highways graft In that county. The Suffolk Contracting Company 'was fined $500, and the following were sentenced to eight months in the Suffolk County Jail in Riverhead: Daniel E. Lynch, age twenty-seven, of Huntington, President of the Com­ pany; Frederick J. Kinney, thirty- two, of the Bronx; Michael Scanlon, twenty-live, and John Hueber, thir­ ty, of Highland Falls: Leigh Robar- tes, tweaty-eiglit, highway engineer, of Patchogue: Spencer J. Stewart, forty-four. On motion of Willard N. Bifylis, for the defendants, Justice Kapper granted a certificate of reasonable doubt and released each of the de­ fendants on $5,00,0 bail. Justice Kapper granted the certi­ ficate only on the condition that the attorneys for the- defendants appeal diligently. Justice Kapper gaid he •was satisfied that a majority of the defendants were guilty, but he was not so sure of the guilt of two of the^men. »• Lynch, Kinney, Scanlon and Hue. her are under indictment for grand larceny, first degree, and Stewart for malfeasance and \misfeasance in office In connection with the Coram road. FARM BUREAU MEN TO MEET SATURDAY. New Association Will Gather at Ehrharts' Hall To Perfect Their ( Organization. G. D, Brill, president of the Farm Bureau Association of Westchester County, has called a meeting of the organization for Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock in Ehrhart's Hall, Ora- waupum Street. At this meeting permanent officers will be elected and the report of the Committee on Bylaws will be presented. All persons in Westchester County who are interested in the Agricul tural welfare of the county are eli­ gible to membership, and are urged to be present at this meeting, es­ pecially those who make farming their business. At a meeting held here March 24th. to consider the feasibility of establishing a Farm Bureau Associ­ ation In Westchester 'Couaty, it was unanimously voted to form such an association Temporary officers were elected aB follows: President—G. D. Brill, of Bedford Hills. • Vice-President — J. M.'Reld, of Granite Springs. Treasurer— Brother ~Ba\rnabas. of Llncolndale. Secretary—Enos Lee, of Yorktown These officers were made a com­ mittee to draft a Constitution and By-laws. ARREST AUTO BANDITS FOR CAR THEFTS. Two Men Who .Stole \White Plains Machines Captured in New Ro- chelle. Following the \tip\ that Captain John Harmon unearthed in Danbury, Conn., last Saturday, the New Ro- chelle police Monday arrested Otto Foster and Max Kranz for the lar­ ceny of two automobiles from Wlilte Plains. The men have confessed their crimes and are now in the County Jail. •* Both men formerly worked for the Maxwell Company in Tarrytown and they knew White Plains well- They are the men who after stealing Dr Edson Card's automobile in midday there last Friday defied the police of the village and escaped through a rain of bullets. They also admit having stolen Mrs.. J. Henry Neale's, auto the week before and say they sold it for $100 Besides this they confess to having stolen five Packard cars in New York City each of which was worth $5,000. They say that they only re ceive'd a few dollars in each Instance from their thefts and that th e \fence\ through which they dispos ed of cars took the greater part of the money. Foster formerly worked In Bridge port, Conn., and Kranz's home is in Danbury An Inquiry there by Cap­ tain Harmon led him to New Ro- ichelle and the police of that city trailing C. Merry suspected of be­ ing a \fence\ for auto thieves led to the bandits wanted. Merry is iield in New Rochelle. The prisoners were brought to White Plains by Lieutenants Joyce, hay and Frittiti. The Neale car has been located 1 and the police except to recover It. TAX ACT SIGNED Governor Approves Law Fathered by Board of Super­ visors. MAKES MANY CHANGES Governo Glynn Thursday signed the Westchester County Tax act, the bill fathered by the Republican itioard of Supervisors for which con slant effort has been made for the pabl two years. The measure is the same one that the then Governor Sulzer refused to sign on the ground that It was spec ial legislation but which he really refused to sign as a punishment to the Westchester Democrats who fail­ ed to support him in his primary bill fight. The m€ffsure calls fpr the most sweeping reforms in the levy and Collection of taxation and assess ment and is the greatest step yet taken in working out the tax prob­ lem in this county. ' ft. effects the nineteen towns in Westchester County and among oth er things provides for one assessor and one collector for all taxes in each town. It becomes effective next year. White Plains is represented In the fleet now at Vera Cruz. Michael Cleary, son of Mrs. James Cleary, of Brookfield Street, is storekeeper on board the Hancock, one of the vessels oft Vera Cruz, and from which GOO men were land­ ed to- take par( 111 tlle first day's hostilities. Cleary Is a brother of Harry and James Cleary, of F. C. Neale's Wine Store, and 18 well known In the vil­ lage-. He has yeen In the navy for several years and -is serving -his second enlistment. He is a former St. John's School boy. • ; *X31ean-up day will -be oil May 16. -prepare for It' Mrs. C. E. Benedict Is driving' a handsome new Saxon car. ^ TO HOLD Y. M. C. A. BOYS' CONFERENCE, Great Occasion of the Year for Members Will Occur at Bronx- ville May 9th. The Boys' Conference of the West­ chester County Young Men's Chris­ tian Association is to be hejd at the public) school, Bronxville, Saturday, May 9th,-the-operjingijeession staVtfn'g at 10 a. m. This conference is held for all the boys in the county who are members through their local clubs of the Coun­ ty Y M C. A. Already, some groups have selected regular delegates, while others are planning to attend in a body It is expected that at least 150 boys will be present. Several features of an entirely orig­ inal nature are being planned, to in­ terest the boys, and the speakers are widely known Among them are' — John R. Boardman, formerl yof the Good -Will Farm for Boys in Maine, A E. Roberts, International Secre­ tary for County Y. M C. A. work, W. H. Burger, State Secretary for Boys' Work, Dr. C. R. Ros3, of Mamaroneck; Rev C. W. Dunham, of Mt. Kisco. This will be the great occasion of the year for the boys of, Westchester County and no boy can afford to miss it. SPLENDID ENTERTAINMENT AT' SALEM CENTER. Players of St. James' Church Pre­ sented \Esmefalda\ to Appreci­ ative Audience. Last Friday evening about 225 per­ sons gathered at St James' Parish Hall fo listen to the presenting of the beautiful drama \Esmeralda.\ From the time the curtain raised for the first act Until It closed at th» end of the fourth, the interest and attention of the audience was close­ ly held The beautiful lines of verses together with .the soft and gentle music- brought tears to the eyes of the many of the listeners at times, as well as laughter at oth­ ers. •» We congratulate Rev Mr. Haight on the outcome after his many hard days' work in the interest of the play, and on wiiose shoulders rested the responsibility of training the cast of cha.ract.ers to the high stan­ dard of perfection attained. Congratulations to the members Of the company are unnecessary, as all the villages in this vicinity were duly represented and dua praise and encouragement were at that time given We must how­ ever not forget to extend our thanks to Mrs. Haight and Mrs. Louts An­ drews who so ably assisted with mu­ sic to make the production effective. The receipts' were about $150. Tonight, Thursday, the same caat of characters will present the play in the Town Hall at Brewster, for the benefit of the District ^Nursing Association of that Place 4ad St. James' Parish of North Salem. It Is sincerely hoped that there will be a large 1 crowd present. Mrs. R. E. Barrett and daughter, Mrs. Davidson, were the guests of the-j Brewster L. T. L., at Brewster last Friday evening where they were call­ ed to be judges for the medal contest held in the Presbyterian Ohurch. MT. KISCO'S NEW SCHOOL Interesting Descrip­ tion ot Handsome Building Recently Opened. AN UP-TO-DATE EDIFICE The two recent Y M C. A onte tainments at the new school build Ing have given the people of U ^age of Mount Kisco an opportunity to inspect this handsome building at Us best, when it Is lighted and its beautiful' architecture standing out in all its glory But, although the building s charmng affair at night, with lights ana decorations and a festive air, Its real beauty and cinvenience is most apparent in the working hours of day Situated on a rise or ground surrounded by pine trees, and com manding a view of hills and mead ows in all 'their changing aspects, the position of the school Is ideal The building is' an old English laid brick structure, coldhtal in style and Is in the shape of an unathletic T. the cross of the T facing on Hy­ att Avenue ,and containing the reci tatton rooms; the stem of the T extending back, and occupied by the Assembly hall The general lines of the building are low. long and straight suggesting the Hellenic breadth of outlook rather than the Gothic heights of aspiration, but there Is plenty of aspiration and in­ spiration .within the building itself. Once within the impression i3 one of quiet beauty and strength The wood finishings are dull green in Kme, the hall floors are covered with linoleum of the qame color,'and the leather covered doors-* of the a& -aombly .hall^armonlze. The nletal finishings are dull brass Directly opposite the main entrance, doors leads into the lower floor of the as­ sembly hall The hall is pure white but there is no uncomfortable^ glare by day or by night. Large arching, colonial paned windows, three on a side, let in plenty of light. At the right as we come out of the assembly hall is the teachers' room At present it is destitute of furniture, but perhaps later some of the knock-down variety may be ob­ tained at small cost. To' the west of this is the fifth grade room and the girls' entrance The remaining rooms on the lower floor are occu­ pied by the grades from first to fifth and the teachers' training class room and the kindergarten The kinder­ garten deserves especial notice for It is here that the school education of the child begins, and here that it begins to be a part of the social whole. The windows face the east and at present are hung with various brightly colored lanterns which the children have made. Under the win­ dows we see mo~e of their handicraft in cutout paper mats At the south end of the room are the kindergar­ ten tables and 'the teacher's table, and at the nor'h end the circle of little green chairs which are filled, mo-ning and afternoon each with a different set. of cosmic atoms, whose serious and contented atti­ tude ar e a lesson to those other cos mlc atoms who \simply can't see the use of the kindergarten \ Along the west wall runs the blackboard, at present decorated with out-out paper tunnies, very entrancing in­ deed A he ok case in one corner contains n new and complete set.-of kindergarten apparatus. The Second <i ade room faces the south Along the wipdow sills nre Jars of apple blossoms and pussy wil­ lows, alternated by bunches of stub­ by fir-tree boughs The border at the east end of the room is hung with daintily colored cut out baskets of Kaster bunnies', and on the board at the north is an elaborate rabbit wheeling an egg shell full of chick- At the west end of the room is a border of daffodil drawings and all in all a prettier or more spring­ like -and dantier room fo- little children could hardly be Imagined. The stairway at the east takes us up to the second floor which is pc- cupied by the sixth, seventh and eight grades rooms, and high school recitation rooms and ^he office. A .visitor,,being shown over the build­ ing remarked the other day, \How- very nice for the principal to have such a pleasant place for himself.\ \To himself\ came the answer, \never! some student or teacher Is always looking for inspiration and Information and frequently they have to stand In line!\ The west end of the second floor is entirely taken «P with the high school study .hall, a long, light, airy. VETOED RATE BILL Governor Holds Re medy of Commut ers Is In Court ol .Appeals. HOPE FOR ^URT RELIEF Holding that the remedy for the commuters ot Westchester County commutation rates of 1910 is not in himself or the Legislature but in 'the C$urt of Appeals, Governor Glynn has vetoed the Healy bill making it mandatory on the railroads to give the rates ordered by the Public Ser­ vice Commission. The rates sought were those of 1910 and the measure affected all of of Westchester County on» both the New York Central agd the Now Hav­ en lines Accompanying his veto of the Healy bill the Governor files a me­ morandum in which he calls atten tion to the fact that the very issue sought to be settled by the bill is now before the Court of Appeals The rates sought to be put in force by this bill are th6se ordered by the Public Service Commission of the Second Distriotr-enrly in 191 Appeal was taken by the railroads, and the Appellate Division annulled the commission's order in January 191-1. An appeal from this decision is now pending The Governor in his memorandum quoter Judge Kellogg, of the Appel­ late Division in severe criticism of the method by which the Public Service Commission arrived at its order refusing increased rates. \If the commuters are right In their -contention,- 0 the Goyernor**ayB7 \they will seoure full relief in the Court of Appeals. If they are Wrong, or if the building of the new terminal facilities in New York City will so increase the Income of the New York Central that It can afford to give lower rates, they will still have the right to make a new appli­ cation, as suggested by the Appel­ late Division \In such application,\ the Gover­ nor continues, \the commission will have the right to suspend-rates in accordance with Chapter 240 of the Laws of 1914, introduced and passed by Senator Healy, of Westchester, which I signed on April 8 In order to give relief to the citizens of Westchester \ The Public Service Commission approved the veto of the bill calling to the Governor's attention that all of his predecessors, since the pass­ ing of the Public Service Commis­ sion law in 1907, have refused to sign measures making mandatory rates. The commission says, never­ theless, that it has every confidence that its schedule of rates, the game as that proposed in the bill, will be sustained by the Court of Appeals The commutation rate In 1910 be tween White Plains and the Grand Central Terminal was $7 S5 and it was raised to $S 10. The family tick et was raised from $10 40 to $1R40 TO CONCENTRATE TROOPS NEAR HERE Purdy station and York- town Heights May Have Mobolization Camps. PLANS- W WIATI0NHN-PR0GRESS— BIDS ASKED FOR St ATE HIGHWAY WORK IN COUNTY Commissioner John N. Carlisle Has Asked For Proposals For Con­ struction and Repair. John N Carlisle, Commissioner of Highways, has advertised for propds- als for the construction of two high­ ways and the repair of three highways in Westchesteffountv Bids for these highways will be opened at tho office of the Highway Commission. 55 Lan- castr Street, Albany, at one o'clock in the afternoons of Mouday, and Tues­ day May 11 th and 12th The high ways to be constructed are Tuckahoe-White Plains. Par' 1, 2 43 miles long and is to be paved with brick, guaranteed by the contractor for a period of three years. Bedford-Goldens Bridge Highway, 7.03 miles, long, and is to complete, the contract, which was cancelled The construction will be of bltunlnous ma­ cadam and a low carbon tar applica­ tion on concrete. The highways- to be repaired are Turk Hill Putnanl County Highway. Peekskiil-Salem Center, Section 2, County Highway Peekskill-Salem Center, Section 1, County Highway. • All these highways are to be includ­ ed in one contract. They are to be btreated with a cold oil application. It has been officially announced that the New York State troops will be the first called if the volunteer army Is ordered out. One entire division will be made up of the New York National Guard and an auxiliary division will be made up almost entirely pf New York troops. The New York militia organizations - have been Included since the passage of the Volunteer Army bill, which was signed Satur day by the President. The program calls fee the mustering In of the Na­ tional Guard forces in the organTza-' tlons as they exist at present, with all regimental and company officers. The New YCTK militia was thus honored, it was explained by a mem­ ber of \the general staff for the rea­ son that It has the highest standing as a whole of any 0 National Guard In the Union- ThlB rating was made on the recent reports of the army inspectors assigned to each state. A despatch to the New York Tri­ bune this morning Indlcateo that Westchester County will be a' cen­ tral point for the mobilization of the New York State National Guard and Caplajn Frederick W.- Cobb this mo'rnlng said ttiat- in^re^yvould be nothing-* unusual -; In thj» General John F. O'Ryan, the com­ mander of the state troops, had a summer home In North Salem, and was familiar with the advantages\ to be had for the concentration of forces along the lines of the Harlem and Putnam -Eivlslo'ns of the New York Central. The despatch also said that the 10th Regiment, N. Y. N. G., of which Company L, the local guardsmen's organization, Is a part, would doubt­ less mobilize .at Pine Plains Camp. The troops of the New York mili­ tia will constitute the sixth division of the first field army, wjth head­ quarters at Albany. All the troops composing this division will be em­ barked at New York City. The 16th brigade of the sixth di­ vision will consist of the 7th, 12th, 69th and 713t New York Infantry. These regiments will be concentrat­ ed at Yorktown Heights. The 17th brigade will be compos­ ed of the 14th, 23d and 74th New York Infantry. The concentration point wilt be Yorktown Heights. The 1 8 th brigade will be made up Of the 1st, 2d and 3d New York In- fantry, also concentrated at York- town Heights. The divisional cavalry will consist cf the 6th . National Guard New York Cavalry, of which nine troops will be called for. Thl6 command will be concentrated at Baldwin Place. • The artillery of the division wjll be made up of six batteries of the 11th New York Field Artillery an?' six batteries of the 12th New York Field Artillery, all concentrated at Purdys Staticti. The engineers of the division will \kconslst of three companies of the 6th New York Engineer* and their concentration point will be Peek skill. Two companies of the 6th New York Signal Battalion will furnish signal troops of the sixth division and will be concentrated at Peek skill. The sanitary troops, which will be an Important branch of each dlvl. •IcVi of the first field army, will be (Continued on Page Eight.) Richard Harding Davis, of whom Mt. Kisco is proud to number among its summer residents, la now in Mexico as the special t war correspondent of the New York Tribune supplied entirely from the',, New Y.ork National Guard, ar\d will con­ sist of the 21st, 22d and 23d Nev* York ambulance companies and the 21st and 22d New York field hospi­ tal. Those commands will be con­ centrated at Purdys Station. In addition to> this 6th Division, made up of New York militia, there wilt be In the first field army a com­ mand known as the 1st Auxiliary Di­ vision, with headquarters at Albany, and Its point of concentration will be Pine Camp, N. Y . • This division, so far aB it has been tentatively organized, will be formed Into the 49th Brigade and will cdn- sltt of the 10th, 47th and 65th New York Infantry and the 1st Battalion (three companies) of New York En­ gineers. A part of this division will ^ be made up^c-f the 5th Field Artillery- cats. Regiment of the regular army, most of which is at the school of fire at Fort Hill, Okrahoma. While the representatives of Ar­ gentina, Brazil and Chill are earn­ estly working today on their plans for arbitrating Mexican troubles, war preparations continue on both sides The Washington authorities are proceeding rapidly with their plans, and HueYta's main Mexican army, under command of Gen. Maas is for­ tifying its position between Vera Cruz and Mexico City. The Mexi­ cans continue their (work of destroy­ ing sections of the railroad which leads from tho coast to Mexico City Gen. Huerta is reported to have hopes of turning the ABC media­ tion plan into one which will bring England. France and Spain, and pos­ sibly Germany, into the mediation board. A despatch from Washington this afternoon however, says that there has been no suggestion made there of other powers joining the media­ tors. Secretary Bray an declared to­ day that reports that.. Franc©:.and ; J ^ other Europeani.--natlMi^miabfeja£i| added td -tne ^oi^S ^fireW^ founded^ ~r-^v The refugee - situation In Mexico today Is particularly hopeful, ac­ cording to Secretary Daniels and Secretary Garrison. The destruction of a long stretch of railroad from' Mexico City to Vera Cruz has made It necessary to deflect the course of some 600 Americans leaving the Mexican capital. They will proceed to Puerto Mexico and embark qn re­ fugee ships at that port, according to the latest advices to United Stat*? representatives at Vera Cruz. A despatch from Vera Cruz says that aeroplane scouts haye ascer­ tained that the Mexican .General Maas has taken up a position at Paso del Macho, abort fifty miles from the city, with an army composed of convicts and boys. A special trains from Mexico City arrived at Vera Cruz last evening, bringing Commander Tweedy of the Essex and a number of Americans who had been Imprisoned In Cord­ oba and who were picked up en route. A despatch from New York City today states that the entire plant of the Mexican Petroleum Company, L^d., in Mexico, has been closed down and that no shipments of oil are being made. The S. S. Waklva, which was purchased and sent to Tamplco to rescue the employees of the company, In case It became nec­ essary, has arrived In New Orleans. It is assumed that she brought all of the company's employes and that the wells and plant of the com­ pany are now In the hands of the rebels. ICEMAN LOSES TEST CASE OF LABOff LAW. Justice Tompkins lias decided against ('has Deutermann, of White Plains in his self-brought action to test the constitutionality of the labor law that provides one day of rest for employes in every seven consecutive days. The case. Is the first one ever brought into court under this law and District Attorney Frederick E. Weeks tflio wrote the brief in sup­ port of the law has won a notable victory He was opposed by the best legal taleat in New York City. Mr Deutermann maintained that it was necessary to operate his Ice manufacturing plant on Sunday and that he was obliged to deliver lcrf Sundays in many instances. He held the labor law referred to a hardship and attacked Its constitutionality through his attorneys. ^ To bring the case lntg court he !iad himself arrested on . the statement of one of his employes. He was tak­ en before Justice of the Peace Heel­ er\ -and delivered la to the hands of Sheriff Doyle. He then sued oat a writ of habeas corpus directed against tho Sheriff and District Attorney Weeks successfully prosecuted the

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