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i. i»v KATONAH A WEEKLY_NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE HOME INTERESTS OF NORTHERN WESTCHESTER. VOLUME II, NUMBER 11. &ATONAH, WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N. Y„ THURSDAY, JULY 23, 1914. SINGLE COPIES, FIVE CENTS. TONAH D. N. A. COMMITTEE MEETS Reports Show Local Sub- During Past Year. 'WILL !R\ TO INCREASE MEMBERSHIP The annual meeting of the Katonah i'stib-comralttee of the District Nurs­ ling association was held ou Tuesday afternoon. > The treasury showed an expenditure ' of $128 for local neodB during the past year and a balance of $19.00 In treasury. It was reported that the general •treasury Is facing a deficit of $900 or $1,000 for the next year and each sub-committee is asked to give as gen­ erally as liosslblo to assist in paying the nurses' salaries. An effort Is t o be made to increase the number of active members in our sub-committee. This means one dol­ lar a year and the treasurer, Mrs. Brill will be very grateful to recoivo the dues of old or new members. Another meeting will be held in the near future at which tbo reports of (he year's work will be read and plans for increasing the treasury discussed. COMPENSATION BOARD BEGAN SESSION MONDAY. Took Up Distribution of Amounts 'J* tor Accidents Since New Law t* Became JfaiU'ective, July 1. j^he Workmen's Compensattoa Com- ~'38lon commenced tiiis week, the Jtributlon of compensation for ao !aWa ,that iave;happened since-the r *8ot wont into effect the first of tira •moati. \ Moaday it began the first of Its * hearings at its New\York office where awards will be made. Session? of the commlaalon will be leld daBythrougJtf the year Tats i3 in contrast with the slower procedure in the courts under the • old> liability law; Among the claims to be considered at the first hearing are thirty-two death cases from New York City Al­ bany, Cohoes, Rochester, Newton Falls, Randolph and other places. If proper proof is made toe widows will receive during life, unless they remarry, 30 per cent, of the average earnings of their husbands, not to exceed $30 a month. The children, •until eighteen years of age, will each •receive 10 per cent, of the father's wages, not to exceed $10 a 'month If the fatter did not leave a widow they will eacb receive $15 a month, la no case can the total amount ex­ ceed two-thirds of the decedent's wages. * Of the several thousand accidents reported since July 1, labout two- thirds will not incapacitate the work­ men for two weeks or more. In such cases the workmen will not ha en­ titled to compensation. It is estimated Ciat the now plan will reduce trial work in the courts about one-third. This will mean a saving to the counties'of one-third of the cost of jurors' fees, with other savings in court expenses. ELKS ADOPTED NEW RULES LAST WEEK. Members in Convention at Denver Vote To Have Lodges in Towns of Over 5,000 1 The big Industrial parade in which were shown Colorado's products, was the feaure of Wednesday's session of the Elks' jubilee convention at Den­ ver. However, cerain progressive meas­ ures were adopted which will revolu­ tionize the rules of the organization. Hereafter any town in the United States wdlch has a population of 5,- 000 may have aa Elk lodge. The fig­ ure was reduced from 10,000. It may be that hereafter the Grand . Y Lodge of Elks will be known a3 the \* Supreme Lodge, which will elect re­ presentatives to make up that su­ premo lodge, and the various States \may have\ much more power than t&ey now hold. A vigorous campaign is being waged for the proposition. •Hereafter, It will be practically im­ possible for any woman or any Elk who closely resembles a woman to slip Into a grand lodge session, eith­ er era. ftra floor or balcony GIRL SWIMS FROM TARRYTOWN TO NYACK, Fourteen Year Old Dorothy Bauer Crosses River After Struggle of- Over Four Hours. After a struggle of over four hours Miss Dorothy Bauer, 14 years old, of Hastings, completed her swim Thursday across the Hudson River from Tarry town to Nyack. This young girl, with no training, and out for a lark to swim the Hud­ son with a young chum, Frank Mc- Kernan, put him out of tie race early in the game and finished alone. When she was helped into a boat later by friends she said: \Oh that last half mile! I thought I would never make it.\ Miss Bauer is a daughter of well to do parents and lives in Rlvervlew Manor. She has been swimming •alnco a child and last Sunday swam the Hudson at Hastings. That was so easy that McKeraan's challenge that she swim with him across tie Tap- pan Zee, at Tarrytown, where the river 1st the widest, was accepted Thursday. Miss Bauer accompanied by Mo Kernan and Crawford _Brown, who also 'was t o swim with\ her, arrived at the Tarrytown Yacht Club at 2.30 o'clock. Old ri verm en shook their Pleads and said she would never make it, for she would have rough sea and wind all the way. The girl laughed and said she was going to try anyway and in tow of a launch she was taken to Nyack. When the other side was reached sCre took off her sweater and, wearing black tights and green cap to protect her hair, dlvbd overboard from the Tap pan Zee Club pier and swam around performing some feats for a motion picture man. When McKernan and Brown said they were ready she waved her hand to tic crowd and struck out for Tar­ rytown . She used a slow double over­ hand stroke. The three ware trailed by James Morgan and Kenneth Steer in a rowboat. Just after tbo start heavy squall struck the river and «oa 3 dashed high but Miss Bauer took them easily. When a mile out McKernan shout­ ed that he was all in and wanted to ppt out. Brown lasted another half miles. Miss Bauer said she was not cold or tired. \It seems to me as If I am going backward,\ she called out. When mllo off shore and two miles from Tarrytown. Miss Bausr a3ked McKer- non to telephone to her mothor that sCie was safe and was going to finish She struck out stronger than eve and in less than an hour she had made the last mllo of the Journey. No onp -expected Miss Bauer to win, for tho tide carried her far north and sho swam at least six miles. McKernan says ho will swim from Hastings to tho Battory Sunday and he wants Miss Bauer to accompany him. DEFEAT QUAKERS .akesides Travel to Chappaqua to Fat­ ten League Stand­ ing Tn Fine Game. .EADERS WILL BE NEXT In a **yt am\ furious qame of our natl'na' pastime, our La..''lie imya •Lccpeded in securing U- l.vge wc he score la«t Saturday i-.hen they conquered the Chappaqua Quakers to the tune of 8 to 3. Notwithstanding the extreme '.ie .U which at times nearly took tho standi out of the members of both teams the game was fast and interesting, and gave the rooters many oppor­ tunities to cheer for their favorlte3. Tho Lakeside? played as a jni nd gave evidence of having regained nil of their former enthusiasm. T \iey batted Partlow hard, and with tho •exception of the first Inning the game was never in doubt. The Quakers played well individually but do not play together as a team. They are full of pep. however, and will make (he other teams Ciustl'e all the time Matty Lent was somewhat fre^ in Ulr offerings but kept the blaglt.ii rcattered. The heat affected him and he retired in the sixth inning to ,-nake way for sturdy Jack Miller, wao it seems. Is able to stand anything in the line of temperature. The Quak­ ers could not 60lve Jack's delivery and he hold them to one hit during Ms torm on the mound. The victory places the locals In the league race and jthe boys are fast on the road to Pleasantvllle And ttVP It from us not only the team 'jut also our loyal rooters are work­ ing together as a unit. In the absence of the regular um­ pire, Messrs. Hart, of Katonah, and Gednoy, of Chappaqua, officiated and they performed their duties to the en­ tire satisfaction of all. The box score follows: Katonah DATE SET FOR I. W. W. TRIALS, The eight I. W. W. agitators ar­ rested in Tarrytown several weeks ago and who are charged with dis­ turbing the public peace will be tried on July 28. Their cases were set for Monday but because Becky Edelson, one of their cumber, was wanted as a witness in the New York City courts In connec­ tion with other cases there, tie post­ ponement was granted v \ Diet Attorney Weeks Monday morn­ ing said that tho prisoners would be tried on day now set unless there wo3 some valid reason for another adjournment and h e could not see any such reason now. He denied that h'd bad refused to 'let up\ on the pris­ oners it they would agree to stay- away from Tarrytown. His stand Is tbat the Tarrytown officials asked him to come Into the case and-If the >JTi . 4f w ». Raid 1 nun to come into me caw auu-u. mo ^^L^l ^^^t^^ t *>es not h want to.prosecute 4otne action by the Board of Trnste could *e had but tills Is not likely. |>at.two.women slipped Into ths baJ Trustees ;«ony at Wednesday's session out * u -^f f\ ^ ^ ^ M _ it ^ A ,„ ^jrore Sold ( to .leave. AB R H PO A E Searles, lb .. e 3 4 9 1 0 Gregory, ss .. .. 6 1 3 2 3 2 Marler, c •• 6 , 1 1 9 4 0 Dennis, 2b .. . • .. G' 1 4 3 1 0 J. Miller, cf, p .. .. 6 0 o 0 1 0 G. Miller, 3b .. .. 5 1 1 0 3 0 Wanser, If .. . 5 0 2 4 0 Lent, p rf . .. 5 0 2 0 0 0 Ganung, rf, cf .. 5 1 0 0 0 0 49 S 19 27 11 2 Partlow, p .. . Hunter, lb .. . W. Carr, 2b cf McCormick, c .. Parrington, cf, G. Gordon, 3b . Perrlck, rf .. Brusie, ss .. . Gordon, If .. Chappaqua. AB R H PO A E , .... 4 110 0 4 0 1 4 1 1 4 P 1 4 0 2 4 0 1 4 0 1 4 0 0 4 12 2 0 0 2b 34 3 9 27 11 J Miller runs for Wansor in the ifiurlh and fifth innings. Gregory runs for WanBer In ihn p'g'ith inning Iwo base :iits, Searles, Partlow Hunter, Brusie. Sacrifice hit, J Gordon. Double play, J. Gordon to Hunt? liases on balls, Off Lent 0; off .Mil­ ler 0; off Partlow 1. Struck out, by Lent 5; by Milter 4, by Partlow 2, Base hits, off Lent 8 In 5 innings off Miller 1 in 4 Innings. Umpires, Messrs. Hart of Kat\>nuh and Gedney of Chappac/ia. Scorer, Peter Noe, Jr. FRESH AIR WORKHERE Katonah People Are Doing Much to Aid Children of Crowd- ediitjr Homes. MAKE APPEAL FOR AID The Fresh Air work carried on In the village for the past three years lor children from Chrfstudora Houso, Now York City, is to be conlinutj lhi« year One little girl is at tho home of Mrs. John Thomas where she has spent many pleasant weeks in previous years. Three little boys and a girl are staying with Mrs. Dudley Thomas. Miss Vanderbllt, v.~.io has charge of children who are sent from Christo- dora writes most appreciatively of the kindnesB shown ine children, and of the big item it becomes In their lives and their development to have friends who have a real home In tho country She would be glad of a placo for a boy of- fourteen to -stay three weeks and for other children who would be only too pleased to co r.e to the country Thu Kings Daughters, tlu Presbyter ian Sunday School and a few friends are helping pay the expenses of these children. Three dollars and a half means v .eck of happiness, fresh air and good food. Any help however small will bo gratefully received by Mrs. How ard Duft, treasurer of tho Kings Daughters, or Miss Eliazabcth N. Bar- re\- a crJT RECEIVED CLOSE BIDS FIRST FATALITY UNDE R NEW WORKMAN'S LAW The first fatality in Westchester County under tho new Workmen' Compensation Law occurred at Yon kers Tuesday afternoon. Melville Con kiln, of Jefferson Street, Tuckahoe, journeyman carpenter, fell from the roof of a two.and a half story houso In Janvrln Avenue. Conklin fell thir­ ty feet and was instantly killed. He was engaged in working upon the exterior of a downar window that opened on the roof, and losing his footing toppled off. Subdivisions 1 and 2 of the Work­ men's Compensation Law^would seem to cover tho case of Conklin. Subdivision 1 provides for reason­ able funeral expenses not exceeding $100, while subdivision 2 specifies that during the period of widowhood tho surviving wife is entitled to 30 per cent of the average wages of the deceased husband, and besides each child will rcceivo 10 per cent of tho average wages until the age of 18 years Is reached. Providing the wife remarries she Is paid a lump sum equal to two years' compensa­ tion. Conklln's pay was $4 50 por day or $24.75 per week. Assuming that he worked 40 weeks in tho year ho would earn $990 or about $19 weekly. Taking 30 por cent, of this for tho widow would give $5 70 a3 hor share whilo each of the three children would receive $1 90 or $5.70 weekly for the three, making a to­ tal of $11.40 for tho surviving fam­ ily. Those figures give a general idea of tho amount Mrs. Conklin may re- celvo although they may, of course, bo altered, reduced If it is known that Conklln's average employment was less than 40 weeks annually and of course, Increased If ho was more regularly employed. \ontracting Firms Submit Figures on Mount Eisco Road building; BUSYSESSI0N0F BOARD BRONX PARKWAY REPORT ISSUED Reclamation Work by Com­ missioners During Year SetTorth. to Results July ISth. Katonah 8, Chappaqua 3. Mt. Kisco 11. Brewster 4. PlcaBantville 8, Bedford Hills G, 10 innings. Standing of the Clubs. W Pleasantvllle 6 1 Mt. Kisco 4 2 Katonah * 3 Brew3ter 3 4 C' appaqua 2 4 Bedford Hills 1 c L PC .857 .317 .571 .429 .j;<3 .113 Last phona winter tho New York Tele- Company distributed poles along their lines through the village and have allowed one to remain alongside the park In front of the railroad station. It does not look good In our otherwise clean and well car?Sd for village and surely It would be appreciated If the same were re­ moved or erected. REFUSES TO TIE UP SEWER BONDS. Judge Hand re-fused Wednesday In the Federal District Court to tie up tho $85,222 now in tho hands of tho Bronx Valley Sewer Commission. The American Pipe and Construction Com­ pany is suing tho commission, as well as tho County of Westchester and cer­ tain individual officers, to recover cer­ tain claims it alleges it has against them. It sought to procure an injunction prohibiting tho defendants, pending trial of its action, from advertising-or concluding any contracts for tho pur­ chase of a site for a sewage disposal plant or from paying out, except to the plaintiff on account of Its claims, any money, or from incurring any lia­ bility which could be charged against the proceeds of the Bronx Valley Sewer bonds. * In tho affidavits filed by the defend­ ants, against the issue of the injunc­ tion It was alleged that the object of the motion was t o prevent tho expeudl- Bids for tbo improvement of Lex­ ington and Maple avenues and Green street wore opened at the meeting of the Village Board of Trustees on Mon­ day ovening. Four contracting firms submitted figures and tho engineer was instructed to tabulato the figures am submit them at the udjourned meeting to bo held this evening. The contractors bidding wore Mc- Co be Contracting Co., White Plains Prlco & Tripp, White Plains; F G Fowler Construction Co., Mt. Kisco Hughes & Gardner. Tarrvtown. The award will probaDiy be made at tho meeting this ovening. Tho Gamewell Fire Alarm Co. no­ tified the Board that die new llro alarm system was complete an dasked that the engineer of the National Board of Fire Underwriters bo requested mako an Inspection. itev George W Farrnr was appoint cd a Library Trustoe In placo of Rev, C W Dunham, whose resignation was read and accepted Miss Adelaide Goau, suITrago leader of the 4th Assembly District, asked through F R. Mercs for permission to hold a suffrago rally on the streets of tho vlllngo on Saturday artcrnoon next and that the Board guarantco pollco protection. Tho members hesitated to grant the permission, evidently fearing to establish a precedent which might be taken advantage of later by the I. W. W. The permit to speak will no doubt b6 granted the ladles at the meeting this evening. Col. John Y. Culyer addressed the Board on the controversy over the re­ moval of a tree In front of the Main street proporty of William Hauser, and as Tree Wardon assured tho Board that the tree would be replaced with another In tho fall He took occasion to call the attention of tbo members to tho insufficiency of police protcc tlon on Sundays in the lowor part of the village. He charged that thero I,HB a free salo of liquor In Die nclgh borhood of his homo and tulkcd plain ly of lawless conditions and drunken ness along Mnple and Lexington ave­ nues. He asked that at least two spec­ ial officers be appointed to hereafter keep order there. Samuel Ollm Btated that tho same condition existed every night and Judge Bailey corroborated much that the Colonel stated. Trustee Shaw agreed that ho as pollco com mlsslonor was anxious to help remedy the condition, but p:eadcd that police funds woro low and ho could see no way to pay special officers. The mat- tor was left to the Police Commltteo to report later. At tho request of the Finance Com mlttee about $2,000 was transfcrrod from the water account to tho general fund. The Lighting Commltteo was glvon power to install an additional light in the Fire Department rooms. The offer of tho loan of a saddle hor so b yCol. R. W Leonard to th village for URC of tho Chief of Police was accepted. Trustee Reynolds reported that ho had arranged for deed or right way across the propert yof Miss Jen ulo Page for tho connotclon of Bcwor to tho property of W. Frank Bally His action was approved by the Board Delinquent taxpayers on Kisco and Mo;;er avonuos who have failed to Day their assessment for Improvements will be given notice to pay within sqven days or tho Board will take ac­ tion to force payment. Marlon \avenue residents were orrtp^ cit t lay sidewalks on the cast aid of tint street within 15 days. President Banks called attention to the provisions of the new assessment laws, the assessors of tho Towns New Castle and Bedford heroaftcr making the assessments instead the- Trustcs, and suggested that con plications might nriso unless -tho mat­ ter was taken up at once. The mat­ ter was referred to Counsel Banks for report. The Mt. Kisco Home Dovelopmont Company was granted permission •Dnnect Its property with the sewpr undor the supervision of tho city au thorltles. PROGRESS SHOWN IN BIG PROJECT KILLED BY SHOT MEANT FOR DOG. Deputy Sheriff Donohue Killed at Valhalla While Enforcing Dog Quarantine Law. Edward J. Donohue, of Silver Lake Park, was killed Saturday afternoon In an accidental shooting at Valhalla, in which tho bullet was intended for a mongrel dog. Coroner lies, of Yon- kers after an Inquest cxeronatcd Fred- crick Still, of White Plains, vAo fired tho fatal shot. > Donohue was a deputy sheriff em ployed by Sheriff William J. Doylo In euforclng tho dog quarantine in tho county. On Saturday he wont to Val­ halla to investigate a complaint that a dog had been left at largo by a fam­ ily that had gone away from tho vll Igo. Tho house they had lived in was being dismantled and Donohuo and SHU scarchnd tho placo, going around opposite sides of tho houso. Donohue shot at tho dug with a shotgun. The mln'nl was wounded but turned the corner of tho building and Still fired at it from an clrvutton Ho miss­ ed tho dog, and tho bullet deflected from a concroted wall, taking effect In Donohuo's nock. He died within a few minutes. t Donohuo Btaggerod ^o^^e^homcjjpj Mrs. Mary MacDonald, a shoriVdis tanco away, and sank to the ground as he asked for water, at tho samo time saying he thought he was shot and necdod a doctor. Doctors Moody and Lawrence wore hurried to the sconu of tho accident, but they could give the stlrckon roan no aid. Deputy Sheriff Charles E. Nossltticr and Coroner HOB wcru called and tho body was removed to Lyon & Hart- nett's morgue. Edward J Donohuo had bcon a dep­ uty sheriff for the past two years and a half, being appointed shortly after Sheriff Doylo went Into office. He had been a resident of Silver Lake Park for a number of years and was well known and well liked throughout tho entire county He was a man who was loyal always and because of thnt he had won many friends. NEW AUTOMOBILE DIRECTORY ISSUED \Who's Who in the Automobile,' Is Title of New Official New York State Book. \Who's Who in the Automobile,\ Is tho title Klven u book which Is tho official automobile directory of the Stale of Now York. The publishers arc Messrs. J 11. Burton & Company, No. 1 Madison Avenue, Now York City, Tho book has been adopted by the Pollco Department, dctectlvo agonclcs nd insurance companies, and Is known among tbese people as the \Sherlock Holmes\ of the automobile. All auto mobiles licensed by the Stnte of New York are listed in numerical order, By comparing tho llconso number of any machino with tho same number in tho book, tho namo and address of tho owner, and make of car Is easily found. The book Is. published in pocket cdl tlon size and is sold to tho public for $2.00. Constables nnd police officers all over tho State are using tho book to catch tho speed maniacs, and garage ownors to identify pcoplo seeking, cred­ it, and for tracing stolen automobiles Miss Georgia Travis, one of the ef­ ficient corps of local telephone oper­ ators, is enjoying Cter annual vaca- tlon, and accompanied Mrs. Harrl- ture of any of tho'$85,222 now in thej son'Wood and Miss May Wilson to hands of the Sewer Commission. ] their home in Yqpiera on Moaday. AUTO KILLS DEER NEAR VANCORTLANDT PARK What Is believed to bs ono of the several deer reported as runalng wild in Westchester County, was struck, by an automobile in Broadway a few blocks norti of tho southern entrance to Van CorUandt ark early oa Fri­ day morning and fatally Injured. The animal- was thrown to the elde of tho road, when his cries attracted tho attention of the passenegers on a trolley car. They summoned mounted policeman who shot him. Recently a deer was killed by train on tie Putnam Division of the Now York Central Railroad and ano­ ther on the Harlem River Dlvlstaa. Tho Bronx Parkway Commission to­ day Issued their aauual report setting forth what has been done generally sinco tln> creation of tho commission and specifically what had been done in tiio past year. Toe commission 13 made up of Mad- iHon Gra.it, president; William W. Nlles, vice-president, and James G. Cannon, treasurer. Jay Downer is tho engineer and secretary and Georgo It. Ullty is the assistant se-' cretary Tho Now York Herald la speaking- of the cuimnluaion Sunday said: They are devoted to tlia projecttfof reclaiming the stream from Valhalla to Bronx Park, a dlstanco of fifteen and a half miles Although they have dad authority to Bpend money tor only the last thirteen months, their record is one of uausual achieve­ ment. Tho method \ which thoy hava operated in Do acquiring of the land rccTul -ed on either side of the river oro without precedent. Tor In. stead of using the extravagant and masterful condemnation proceedings they havo negotiated directly with tho owners for hundreds of parcelB. By a system of cost accountancy especially d-evlscd for this \work they, havo^kopt In touch day ^fter^daV ,ylCa-all the aot!ritles>' ; 6 'rKtM «terW tory. \ ' * Vr * Thoso who study the annual report which has Just come from the presy and check It up from original records or follow tho lino of reclamation, may wocidor just what three Westchester citizens meant when they petitioned ' Governor Glynn «arly this month to have tlu< Commissioners removed be­ cause they w<>re not doing anything. Thi> Commissioners recoivo a nom­ inal fialarv of $Z,r.0O each In lieu of expenses and flip records Bhow that up to June HO they had held 143 moctings. Every one of tho twelve hundred pints of ground which ara bolng acquire! for tho parkway has been Inspected by the Commission­ ers Id pemnn Tho amount ox ponded by thorn In tho last thirteen months :tas bo. n $2,.\.2:J and this by direct purchase. The Board has an office at No. 100 Broad way where the rec­ ords may be inspected \jy the publlo and it has all t.'io activities of a real cstato business, a waterways commlB6ln :i and a landscape garden­ ing project. Tho work of this commission which, in the laHt few moatas has borne such abundant fruit, grow out of a movement started moro Uian twenty years ago to conserve tho Bronx, the longest rivt-r in the ci'y limits and the most picturesque. The pollution of the wat«».-s of tho Broax would menace th\ parks of the city, destroy tho splendid tree growtj and the ve- 'getatlon along Its bottom and deprive many thousands of citizens of a syl­ van spot for rest and recreation. Henco thr project was deprived of laying out a parkway embracing the erosion valley of tho stream, and this project now Is well under way. as is shown by the profusely ulus-> trnted report Certain sections along the Bronx, pictured bofore anjl after tho commfsfiioa got tho matter wall In hand, tvll a remarkable story of intensive and efficient effort. As fast as uio commission Cias acquired the tend'. It hap been clearing them ot uns'fihtly structures and has beea re­ storing the stream wherever it could gain control of Its banks. \With the funds available for im­ provement purposes\ to quota from the report, \tlio work of restoring tho Bronx fllvr and -estoring it to al. most Its original purity has hegun. 'Tie location of many private sewer outlets- or pecrotly installed outfalW from small disposal plants Installed by the development companies and oth« ers was already begun. The river and its Immediate surroundings were again scrutinized to detect additional sources of pollution. Of these a rec­ ord was kept and in all case3 where) previous reqti-ests to the owners for abatement of thesa nuisances hard not been hooded the commission' fan* (Continued on Page Five.) ,- v. . .

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