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-• - • • f ' - . • - 'Here Shall the Press the People's Bights Maintain, Unawed by Influence and TXnbribed by Gain.\ VOL. XX. MALONE, N-. Y., WEDNESDAY, MARCH, 28, 1900. NO. 13. Coated Look at your tongue. Is it coated ? . Then you have a bad taste in your mouth every morning. Your appetite is poor, and food dis- tresses you. You have frequent headaches and are often dizzy. Your stomach is ^weak 1 and your bowels are always constipated. There's an old and re- itabfe^cure; PfflS Don't take a cathartic dose and then stop. Bet- ter take a laxative dose each night, just enough to cause one good free move- ment the day flowing. You feel better the very next day. Your appetite returns, your dyspepsia is cured, your lieadaches pass away, your tongue ciears up, your liver acts well, and your bowels no Jonger give you trouble. v Price, 25 cent*. AH iraggirts. \ I hare taken Ayer's PilJs for S5 rears, and 1 consider them the be#t made. One pill does me more good than half a box of any other tied I Mrs N. E.TALBOT, March SO, 1893, Arr ingtoa, Kans. An Imer«?*tiM£ Rime Acatlen ry of Franklin \ Prom material on file in the regents' office I send the following facts concern- ing Franklin Academy, which must pr*ov^ of interest to the oider residents of the .town who have ^watched the growth of | the f&titution from its small tfeginnings | to the present time, when it has become one of the important schools of tbe State. A building was erected for academic purposes in 1808. At a special town meeting held in 1810. the Citrk was di- j reeled to solicit, a deed of tbe lot intended ' for the academy, and a lot of four acres, Lorenzo Colvin 1889-40 Worrfen Reynolds 1841 4ohn Button >.io< I.. Window •58*2 George H. Wood. A. M 1843-49 TJaniM D. Gorhatn. A.M 1850-60 David H. Orittenden. A. M 18G1 John I. Gilbert. A, M 1N61-07 J. B. CBEIGHTOX.- Regents' Office, March 24, 1^00. Alfred Hastings, of East Constable, furnishes us some additional facts regard- ing the last moose in the Adirondacks, to which The Farmer referred two weeks ago. C. J. BuHock, the party who killed the moose in 1858, was a pesident of exclusive of highwajf, was executed by Brushton, and au uncle of the late Mrs. Richard Harrison.\ tbe principal owner of I Alfred Hastings. Moses Learned, who Malone, Oct. 12, 1810\ the location being on the, west side of the Salmon river, where the academy stands today. An ap : plication was made in 1811 for a charter, uader the name of \Harrison Academy,\ cient funds. A charter was promised March 11, 1811, whenever an income of flOO a year was secured, but the measure faiied, and the school was run upon private ac- count for many years under, the name, 'Harrison Academy.\ In May, 18SB, a subscription was at- empted, but failed, in September, 1S2T, t was renewed and continued until a jbarter was obtained from th« Kegents kpril 28. 1-831, limited to twenty years, md upon condition .that whenever the :und ceased to yield a revenue of $250 a fear the*grant should be void. An act= for relief was passed April 17, 1832, and February 25, 1836, tbe sum of f>2,000 was loaned from the school fund for rebuilding, to be repaid iu four in- stallments by town tax. Another loan of $1,200 was» autbTorized from the same npe| April 4§, 1857, and to be repaid in- A new'building was erected in 1836, 2ax_^he old one. It was of stone, 36 by 64 feet, and three stoxiegjiigb. A second charter was applied for April \ 1851, and granted, upon condition bat the endowment should never be re- fuced below $2,500, that the premises should be used—for academic purposes y, and that before April 37, 1854, it ihould be reported free from debt. Schoool Districts 1, 14, 15 and 23 of Ma- one were consolidated April 19, 1858, un- ler the name of \The Village School Dis- trict of the Town of Maione;\ and placed nder n\ve trustees, one to be elected an- ually. Tins board of trustees wasallpw- ed to make arrangements with Franklin cademy to teach certain branches of education upon such terms as might be deemed proper. The expe&sejw-as limited ojia.Oftn » year LUNGS NATURALLY WEAK, Loegs sore or weakened by the grip, or by pneu- monia or successive colds, and throats raw or in- flamed from colds and coughing, need the bajmv toothing and healing influence, of - TOLUIA EMULSION. Jt is grand for the children, it is grand for the grown folks. It is very palatable, and as harm- fc«=.« a? honey. A bottle of this fine preparation bas often saved a child's life by obviating the conditions leading to croup and diphtheria, while for adults it is a great protector against Asthma. Bronchitis. Pneumonia aufrConsiitnption. -Even where the latter diseases are chronic TO L HI A Eitt I L.SION will give more of relief and com- fort than any other remedy. It is guaranteed to ,j*ive benefit or your money is returned for the ' ki' C. W. HYDE, Druggist, MS.L0NE, N. Y. DRUG STORE FOR SALE. HE DRUG STORE LATELY OWNED BY .Tames Houston is* offered for sale, includ- JT the entire stock and fixtures. Apply to the dersisiied. WM. P. LYNCH. Trustee in Bankrupt Malone. March s ptcy, wtf FARM FOR SALE- A FARM OF ABOl'T 90 ACRES. SITUATED near East Constable, known as the Jamei Ross farm, is for sale. This ft m will be soid cheap. Terms easy. For farther particulars ii quire of J J. Fodte. East Constable, or 13w4 DR. N. E. FOOTE, Whitehall. K. Y. FARM FOR SALE, i jt TOWN OF M ALONE.FOUR MILES SOUTH- east. of Malone Village, containing77 acres;50 fneiiddw and\ \plow land, balance 1n pasture. •ood dwelling and barns. Water in pasture and at house. Terms easy. 8tf G. D. NORTHRIDGE, Malone, N. Y. A FARM FOE SALE, T O CLOSE AN ESTATE. TWO HUNDBED and twenty-two acres. Is well watered, free of stone, with barns and outbuildings and a tew house. GOOD MONEY to porcbaaer in stll wore improving farm and availing himself, of •trong and advancing prices for fafm product Sltf D. DICKINSON. FARM FOR SALE. I THE UNDBRSIGNKB, OFFER FOR SALL the following property : My farm, contain iOK HO acres of the best of j^raln and ha land, situated 4% miles southeast of Malone Vi lage; frame house and barns, all ift good cond tkra; vreU watered by hrook and well; also eigfcl #ows, two horses, young stock,all farming imple merits, sleighs, wagons, etc. JOHN DELARM, Ss. Vor further partumlars inquire of «Joh Pelarm, Jr., 1B9 Kast Main Street. Malone, N. Y. Always on hand, at Mrs. K. M. Lightly'i Pearl St. Telephone No. 16 2. AH short lines of winter goods soto re gardkss of price. Hoix & HASKELL. was with him at the time, was s a resident of ^Vestville and fathjej* of the venerable Lewis E. t^earoed, noss^ living in tbat town. The animal (which was a cow moose) weighed about 900 pounds, and y UL peeted, at them over the bow of the boat her ears looked as large as a horse's head. Before the animal was dressed one of the m#n stood on the brisket between the fore- shoulders and touched the hoofs together over bis head. A portion of the meat W£S presented to Mr. Hastings and also a \toothpick 1 ' or splint taken from one of the fore legs which measures seven and one-fourth inches long. There is uo doubt but this was the last moose killed in the Adironflacks and there ia DO evidence to show that they migrated northward into the Canadian forests. If such bad been the fact thei^lracks would have been observed by hunters and woods- men at the time. * H. J. Dudley also vouches forfhe correctnessof the former ar- ticle and says the circumstances have been familiar to him since boyhood.' -He says it itas been a ,favori£e expression in East Constable, whenever anyofate wished to. illustrate their highest idea of happiness and enjoym«^tt to say \We are as happy as Bullock r was when he killed the SOCIAL. AND PERSONAL. John E. Bentley, of St. Aibansy ^as a visitor in town Saturday. O. J. Barnes is spending a few days at ape Vincent on business. Mrs. John D. Hardy is expected home ! rom Albanv about the middle of this eek. Mrg. Clara Morgan, of Potsdam, is the, guest ef aer sister Mrs. R. D. Rice, on Academy S©t Mrs. Thomas Todd has been visiting elatives and friends in Nicholville for residents of the village were admitted to academic privileges. Money- might be raised by tax and borrowed for building. A board of eduwftion, formed January 24, 1867,,was composed of five jeleeted trus- tees and five trustees of Franklin Acad- smy. A loan of f 18,000 from the school fund, payable in sums ot $2,000 with interest by tax, was authorized April 5, 1867, and :he town was allowed, February 28, .86$, to raise tbe further sum of $10,000 >y tax for school buildings. On tbe 7th of February, 1879, a loan of $7,000 was allowed for a school house, and May 8, 880, tuition was made free to all resi- dents of the district. A loan of $15,000 was allowed March 16* 1881, for rebuild ing the central school bouse,and on March 3. 1883, the school meeting was allowed to raise money for a public library and •eading room. The first tea principals of the school are as follows: Simeon Bicknell „ * 18 ?2\?^ Special Announcements. IVAXT, FOR SALE. TO RENT, LOJ-T. FOCWD AND OTHER NOTICES ISSEBTKD IS THIS CULCMN f i^OK TEN DAYS.—Big advance on Furs. 5 Mantris Bros., to fill a large shipment, will advance prices as follows: Large fox ^best/ from $5.00 to fc.25; mink S3.50; skunk (prime) $1.75; iskrat from lie. to 15c.; sable $3.00 to $8 50; bear from $12 to $it>: fisher, otter and coon te ZT cent, advance. FARMERS' SHEDS. _12W2 Pearl St., Malone. —Two rooms to rent. Very nice •~er two for housekeeping. Address, Box 1273. Malom nno RENT. 1 for one- C ARPEX.CLEANING.—We shall be ready to receive your orders for ole^niBp carpets, rugs. <teo. early in April. We have at last secured a permanent location and shall be able to do bet- ter work than ever. Orders booked at Q W. Breed & Co.s drag store. 13w4 W AITED.—Capably general housework §rirls.for positions in good families. Wagos $8.00 to $4.00 per week. Address. \ York St«te.' No. 380 High St., Room 206, Holyoke, Mass. IS- b HOUSEKEEPERS.—A word to the wts X housekeepers. In order to assist von i bouse cleaninj? I call your attention to N't'hite' Favorite Mop Wringer, \The Ladies' Delight. \ tun «arth. No home ts coraplete without i. For aale at the Franklin County Dye Work: Malone, N. Y. A. L. PARO. GeiTl Agent. H OUSE TO RENT.—With use <_. Garden, on tny farm one-half a Barn anu . . illesouth-of County Poor Houee. Quite convenient to Ma- lone Village Schools. M. A. LEONARD. 13w4 No. 10 Francis St., Malone. N. Y N OTICE. -All citizens who contemplate build- ing concrete walks this spring should notifv me at once S. A. HOWARD, JK J8w4 Malone. N. Y. W ANTED.—A woman competent to~ta\t full charge of household duties iu sma \ \ ' wages to the right partv. Atidres ' \ \ &AKTON, T > \RENT.—A nice large office to mat. Box. 1108, Malone. N. Y. M ONEY TO LOAN.-$1,000. $700 and $800 o first-class real estate securities. l-itl E. R. HCBT, Atft., Mal<me, N^. Y. W ANTED.-Twenty pant operators. Can furnish ^mploytueut for A}eoo<i machine oi>erators on pockets and finishing at A! juice Board at #3.50 per week. Address WAKRfiNSBlTROH WOOLEN.CO^ J. B. TWADDLE. Superintendent. 12w4 Waiwnshuj'jrh, N Y. F OH REST.—A good, up to date Harn«s^ Slto to rent on easy terms, in the best busiues> l»rt of Makme viliage. Inquire at the office o the FARMEllS' SHEDS, 13w2 Pf»arl St.. Malone N. Y. f7«OR RENT.-A blacksmith shop situate i MO WfcfpnlevHle, N. Y. The location i* fire vlasw. shop larjft and roomy, and the right part; can make money. For particulars address or in quire vi F. 11. LYMAN, Whipplevi)it\ X. Y,. THE GLEASO\ WATER CO. Have Applied ^io the Board of Trustees for a Fram-hine to Knler .Tlalone Village and Furnlah Water for Domeitie?and\ Fire Porpowi. The question of granting a franchise to The Gleason Water Co., was presented to the board of trustees recently by Ernest C. Gleason and Freti'k G. Paddock, his attorney, bat action^ was deferred un- til the organization of\the new board, and the question is expected to come up for decision soon. The company was organised about.a.year. ago. and.purchased the springs and couMderable adjacent land of Ernest\ O. Gleason, and are anxious to make tbe investment pay a profitable return. The officers of the company are as fo-llows: President and treasurer,. Enresfc C G-leason; secretary, P. H. Kissane: directors, G*o. S. Howard, Wallace C. ShortTTTWalter J. Mallon, S. P. -PnrtAMk anfj ff' Mrs. Lucy L. Wilson of Manderville, Minn., is visiting friends in Malone and other towns in tbe county. Mr. and Mrs. Isaiah Gibson spent sev- >ral days in New York city last week, re- ,urning home Saturday morning. Mrs. H. D. Stevens and daughter, Jean- nette, go 'to Ottawa and Almonte, Ont., this week to visit Canadian friends for en days or a fortnight. Eugene A. Danton and William P. Jones, >f Owls Head, both well-known and re- spected young men of that section, started for Springfield, Mass., Monday morning. Elmer DeGowin, of Chicopee Falls, Mass., has been visiting at the home of his parents in East Constable the past reek. He returned East on Saturday. James E. Murphy has accepted the general agency for tbe New York Life In surance Co. for St. Lawrence, Franklin and^linton counties. He will make Ma- lone his headquarters. Jas. Leonard.of Potsdam, a well-known horse trainer, is talking of coming to Ma lone with a string of horses The Malone track is known as one of the best half lile tracks in the State. Last Thursday F. P. Wilson went to Montreal to accompany his wife's sister, Mrs. Sebia Ladd, of Duane, home. Mrs. Ladd bas beeu there for treatment and returns much better in health. Ed. Kirkland, a popular young man of Lawrence, who has been employed clerk for ths firm of Howard & Short, bas moved bis family to Maione, where he intends^to reside in the future. Moses Bessette and family have re- turned to Malone from ValFeyfield and will move into their bouse on East Main street as SOOB as it cau be vacated. They are delighted to get back again among old acquaintances. Dr. A. M. Phelps, of New York, was in Alban* last week looking up matters of Sta>^ Medical Society y of which he ii president^ Tbe doctor has much traveling to do the \»ming summer, lecturing be- fore various medical societies and associa- tions. He speaks in Denver, Colorado, in OregOB.North Carolina, before the British society in England and tbe international medical meeting at Paris during th< World's Fair. Dr. Phelpa has' won a world-wide name and fame since leaving Franklin county. Rev. Fathers Blanchard and Poulin re- turned from their Florida trip last week and are now again comfortably located at the parish house of Notre Dame. They enjoyed the first part of their sojourn very mach but Father Blancbard's illnes marred tbe latter part considerably. Hi is now again quite well and was able t< officiate- at tbe regular -church service; Sunday, giving his congregation ; interesting account of bis travels.- All were delighted to meet and greet bim again. Tbe congregation and the village are fortunate in his recovery. He bas not yet been able to be out on account of thi cold March winds. The spriugs^re located, 488 rod« from the southwest -corner of tbe co>pofatron and are 229 feet higher than tbe bridge on Main St., at which point they claim a pressure of 129 pounds to tbe square inch could be secured. The flow of water from three springs (there are five on the farm) has been estimated a 460,800 gallons per day, and it is said measurements taken frequently during the dry season fail to indicate a depreciation in the supply. An analysis of the water sbows it to be pure and it leaves no sediment of scales in the bottom of cooking utensils. If they get a franchise to come into—the village they propose to build a reservoir at the spring of sufficient capacity to supply an eight iuch pipe, for which they have obtained the necessary releases of land owuers on tbe brook from the spring to the St. Law rence river, with the exception of tbe county poor farm. The land gradually descends from the springs to the village/and with the ex ceptioB of one small knoll, which it would be necessary to cat dovro about four feet, Mr, Gleason says be could run water to Malone by simply ploughing a furrow through the fields. The company offer :o furnish water for fire purposes at $10 per hydrant as fast as tbe pipes are ex- tended. For domestic purposes we un- derstand no rate as V e t has been <leter mined although the company say that it ill be considerably below what is jaow ;harged by the present company. We lave gone into detail in this matter and stated the case as it has been represented X) us. Mr. Gleason is a prominent citizen md taxpayer and his claims are entitled ,o consideration^ That the Malone Water Company; _jen to_greatjBXpen8e in establishing the present system and have at all times f ar- alshed abundant water, of which there is lone purer in tke world, can not be gain said. We believe it to be one of tbe first ihings to which our residents point with jride when a stranger visits Malone, and we know the same to be true when our citizens go abroad. We have never heard a criticism that tbe rates charged for domestic purposes were exorbitant, and hundreds of familie^ have the luxury of garden and lawn hose for which no charge is made. . There is a feeling among tbe taxpayers, however, that the rate for fire •urposes is too high and ought to be lowered. But to offset this the insurance r£tes have been largely reduced since the system was put in. The company have &ea enterprising and have expended an immense amount of money in putting the plant in its present condition which we do not believe tbe village itself would ever have undertaken. Whether they have at present or shoul iiold in-the future a sole right to furnish rater in Malone village must be decided between the two water companies and the ees. Dickinson Center, IOA 24.-B. L. Orcutt bas nearly finis hvtuliog logs. Lnther Day, of Xicholville. transacted busii tere last Tuesday. We-understand he has .» he John Day farm to a man by the nam Deuea. Mrs. E. A. \VViHson called oti friends in Or LOCAL INTEREST. It i? expected that the State can^is wiil be opened on the 16th of April. The nickel-io-the-slot machine-* have uietlv disappeared from Platthburgb, nd none too soon.—Republican. Ogdensburg bas just put forward tbe linimuin age at which children cau at- md school from five to six years, on ac- >unt of lack of room in school buildings. An average of about 18,000 pounds of ilk is at present received daily at the owville milk station for shipment to ew York. The farmers receive fl.Oo er hundred. . ~ \\\ ~ The Merchants' National Bank, of Rut- and, is in the hands of a receiver. The jashier 4 Charles W. Mussey, has \been ar- •ested for misappropriating * funds. The shortage is said to be f 145,000. The regular meetings of Pangborn Post N. G. Douglas* store in Chateaugay was entered by burglars last Friday night, entrance having been trained by breaking a panel in the rear door and turning the key in the lock. The money drawer was broken into and a bag of money contain ing between $10 and f 1*stolen. ,re now held on tbe second arid Isst urdays of each month. It 4s said that tire, ladies of the relief corps are now serving banquets at the close of every regular meeting. P. H. McKnrue has purchased the Joel Hastings farm on tbe town line between Constable and Maione, consisting of 190 tcres, for f£5,0TTO. For several -years be successfully conducted tbe Howard ! arm east of Malone and has renewed ease for the same. With the two farms e will have about 600 acres to look after. A young man calling himself Albert 'reetnan was up before Police Justice Earle Friday morning, charged with pub- lic intoxication, and plead guilty and was to jail for ten days. He has been in ail before for a like offense and the court Save him to understand if he was brotight before him again be would get a six months' sentence at Albany. An industry that has remained dormant most of the time for the past two or three years is about to be revived. The John bom as sash and door *hop at St. Regis Falls has been parchased by Wm. Trudo, who will commence fitting it up right away, and will soon be ready to do busi less'in that line. He also expects fotakt ti a partner with him who has had ex 3erience ia the sash and door business. By a recent decision of the War De- larttnent the families of soldiers sersing n the Philippines receive a certain por- :ion of the soldiers 1 pay direct from thi department. This is a great advantage, not only to the families, but also to the soldiers, as the money reaches the fam- ilies much quicker^md sater^than if first sent to the soldiers aDd by them sent to their families. A cumber of families members of the 21st infantry are now re ceiving money in this manner. A well-known young man of Ogdens- bnrg took his new born babe to the Mrs. E. A. VViHson called t _„. Regisegis Fallss lastt Tuesdayy andn Wednesday M Btt T f K Ct \ railed o Lip trai she expect: rille, visit' Fall las Tuesda a Mr. Ber Tryon, of Keene Centr, c parents one day recently. Mrs. Bennie Cashmao takes the i night, en route for New York, where o join her husband. Mr. Hiram Whitman, of Lawrence' it Mr. Hiram George's last week. O. P. sftearns, of Winthrop. was in town toda. Mrs. E. Tryon and son, Scott, went to Bru^htoi yesterday to visit friends. Mr. Bert Bellows, vvho is working at Lake, was with his family oygr Sunday. James IlBmroond left for Massachusetts today Mfes Mae Snell, who has been in Boston for th past three months studying masic at.the coi servatory. returned home last Friday. Mrs. Hattie Leonard and two little daughters. She bas gone to Santa Clara to visit her mother, Mrs. Thomas, aad brother. John. _/<* Mrs. Maria Hawkins, who went to New Hamp- shire last summer to make her home with het brother, came back last Tuesday to brother oame to live with her. Miss Addie Saxtou moved Monday into Mrs Electa Bradley Ilapgbod's house on the Hevvi' farm. Mrs. L. Davidson, formerly of t4iw place, bu living now in Wintbfop. is to occupy the roo raeated by Miss StJfton. Mr. and Mrs. Dana Dust in visited in Lawrem vilie today, the guests of their niec«, Mrs. Fore Ibaver. Mrs. Mary Fleming, our milliner, Ls expeutet home the tlest of next week with ail tbe latesi novelties of the season. ThQse desiring som< of Massena. have been the jruest of her si5t< Mrs. liillard Hazen ? anu oalled on friends, s South Bombay. IAKCU 24.—Mr. Dan Flanders, of Tupper La- vished Ills parents here last week. Mr. Flandej Is to be foreman in the Santa Clara Lumber i 'on panys mill at Tupper Lake the coining season. Miss Daisy Phefps left Thursday for Maseru here she will learn dressmaking. Our school opens April Hth, with the <an teacher f~ Ban and Minnie Flanders visited their sistei Mrs. John Gray, at East Brasher Tuesday. Rev. A. House has accepted a uali to Lisbo and will begin his work there about May l.*t. Mrs. Edward Kiley. 'of Bungor, did'busine here Thursday. ' ' Frank Brayton did basinet at Moira Friday. Schc«l in fhe>MiUer district opens uext Moi day with Mr. Joseph Finuesran as teacher. Mrs. M. OVonuor visited friends at Mas*en the past week. Cook'c Corner*. - MAKCH 24 —Edward Roa^h, of ilojjansburg] visited his mother last Monday. Miss Mary McCaffrey spent Sunday at home. H. N. Lawrence has hired Howard Paek&rd to assist him in tTfeT butter factory the coming sea- son. Esrfeert 'Vilsou and F. A. Southworth did bu; ntm in Malone last Friday. Mrs. fiouvh i* on the sick list. lathed ral ihristened. few days ago, to have i; The solemn service was full 1 performed, after which the proud fathei handed the priest the usual fee. Imagine the surprise of tbe priest, when the young man stepping close, to him gaid, \Say Father, do you give trading stamps i :hat? ' Tho»«h taken ;he clergyman replied. somewhat aback No, not this time, but if you come again this year you get Ibem—Advance. Last Wednesday evening Xeshoba Lodge, of Malone, entertained a larg* number of the Past Grand* of the county, there being id present: fourteen from St. Regis Falls, six from Moira, two from Tupper Lake and tbe balance irom Ma- lone and Burke. E. A.~TW^ke. of Sidney Lawrence lodge, Mcira, was'recomcuendei for district deputy for the Franklin conn ty jurisdiction. W. E,_Hyde, t>f the s* lodge, was elected district secretary, banquet followed, furnished by Free ith. Short speeches were made bj several of those present. A new use is being found for hemlock ,nd it looks as though the long-despised wood was to become one of the chief and most valuable products of the localitii where it grows. Ttre paper manufacture: q£ the Fox river valley in Wisconsin ai now using it to make pulp. They fim that it costs only about one-half as mucfc as spruce, and makes, if anything, be'ttei paper. .This will open u\p a new markei for hemlock and make it more valuablt than it bas hitherto been supposed to be. It is also said that the hard woods can bt utilized for puip. All this js comfortinj to the pulp manufacturers, who have beet annoyed, to say the least, by the increas- ing difficulty #f getting a suppl j of-gprue*. It beats all the amount of trouble man will voluntarily assume if he think; there i& a dollar in it. A few weeks ag< George Wells, who lives on Tiernan ridg« some four miles from Norfolk village. came to Potsdam and anaong other Iran actions bought a few pounds of coal of F H. Baldwin. The charge was thirt} three cents and Wells handed out a dollar bill. Baldwin didn't have the requisite change and Arthur Dudey, wh# was sit- ting in the office, volunteered to break tb bill and did so. The next day Wells cam around again and said to Baldwin: want another dollar. That was a dollar bill I gave you \ Dudey h«ppeue< to be in the office tbis time also and spok< up and said that he was the one wbc changed the bill. Wells then demanded another dollar of him but IJudey refused. Wells wasn't quite satisfied with this an< when he got home he commenced a sui against Dudey for the dollar. The return day was on the Thursday when tbe big blizzard raged and the roads were impas- sable for a horse, so Wells footed it fom miles over to Norfolk. Dadey retained Fuller & Cubley to defend and they tel ephoned attorney C. A. King to appea for them, and adjourn the case. This was done and Wells plodded back through th* snow drifts. On the date of adjournment Wells bad to make a still further trip by going td»Korwood to get a lawyer. Aft«r tbe complainant bad pat inj^l* case Fuller & Cuhley moved for a jam-attit and wa,s immediately gra»Wff l*tiu% the cai etaded.—Cou*fer<fe Kretmao. NOT IM LV.HEDIATE DANGKK. he rrtalone Bridge Examined »nd So \eccttMgiy Found for Haute. The bridge qoestiou is now having a ason of rest, and nothing seetn« likely • be done immediately about it. In fact f anything ahjrald need to be done in the uture. the advantage of a stone over aa ron or steel structure bas become so man- r est that the project of putting in any ther than a bridge of stone when the present one becomes unsafe should doubt- less be wholly abandoned. At the citizens' meeting last Thursday Malone Opera Hou^e was erowded with interested taxpayers. The meeting wa.s >rganlzed, speeches were made, resolu- ions adopted and a committee of twenty appointed to co-operate with tbe t^«-zx x>ard in the taxpayers' interest in anv natter of bridges which might be present- ed the coming year. The resolutions, which were adopted after some opposition [ w«se eausfcfe/'and at,the Joint aieeticg next day with the town board the com- tittee of twenty voted unanimously to *k the newspapers to refrain from pub sbing them on .condition that retaliatory esolutioas adopted by the town board should arso be omitted. Considerable Hseussion was had as to the condition of he \bridge and two or three reports from builders and engineers vere received. The town boafd will ask for a competent engineer from the State department to famine the bridge and report thereon. \1» the meantime tbe structure has beea ?xsmi»ed-\ J by tbe bridge eagiaeer o* the N. T Y. Central railroad, who finds that it is not to immediate danger aad should not be torn out. Mr. Jordan, of tfte Cen- tral railroad, came to Malone at the so ^citation of M. E. McClary; chairman of tbe committee, on Saturday morning, and with Supervisor Lawrence and a sub- committee composed of Messrs. McClary, Moore, Keiley, Miller and Wright, spent a considerable portion of the day looking over the arches. He reports \that the masonry sbouid be protected 1>y~ thor- oughly repointing-with cement and ex- amined at frequent intervals to ascertain definitely whether there is now any set tliDg going on; also that the water from ;he street gutters which TODS down brough the bridge, should be v taken care of, or it will eventually ruiij the masonry. Mr. Jordan is one of* the most competent bridge engineers in j>be State, and were this bridge o« the N? Y. Central lines he would not condemu it until it had beeu repaired and actual evidence of its insta bility sbouid be at band by tbe loosening of tbe cement pointings which he recom- mends. Mr. Moore, who examined the bridge some seventeen or eighteen year* ago, slates tfeat the Wg\ fiWure^between the arches was there then, ani there seems to be_little change in the structure. The bridge enghwerof tbeRuthtad R. R., which is the largejgPr the second largest taxpayer in MaJonte, will see the bridge and a duly authorized State engineer will be sent for. In this way every precau- tion will have been taken that should be necessary and it is not now believed that a new bridge has yet become necessary, though some adequate protection should be provided to preserve and strengthen it. Those who visited the bridge Saturday found an immense icicle, weighing many tons, hanging to one of the keystones. iw=, was advisedyby the engineer that this sbouid be cut off if possible, before k should fall of its own weight, lest it pall down the keystone witb it. This task, however, appears .to be so-difficult, that ic will probably n»t be attempted, and if the areb is not affected by-ibe looseuiug of this maFs'ftf ice its strength wilPttavej, been proved .satisfactorily. — It i.s piaiu that tbe law regarding the building of , town' bridge sbouid be amended, so that & vote of -the taxpayers auy town will be required\*to incur .-»u rg^._an expenditure as would in thir- case have been necessary. Fre«- Delivery Along Mail Rout<>«. The post office department i-- endeavor- ing to improve the postal facilities for people in rural districts residing along the line of star routes by incorporating into tbe contract^ as occasion arises for re- newing them, a provision m&kiog it tbe. duty of the carriers to deliver the mail of addressees? mto boxe? 1 em-few alon^ inc- lines of the routes wheu such delivery is desired by the addressees. *In renewing,the four year contracts iu the State of North Caroliii?*. beg lets ing July 1, next,- 1 » provision to this effect was made for all the star rentes iu that State. ' \ * Any person living OD or near any ?tav route who desires his mail deposited in H box on tbe^jjpfc of tbe route by tbe carrier may provide^ and erect a suitable box oa the roadside and file with the postmaster at tbe postaffice to which bis mail is ad- dressed, a request in writing for tbe de- liverj of his mail to tbe carrier on the route for deposit in said mail box, at the risk of tbe address**. It shali be the duty of the postmaster at every such postoffiee. upon a written nmler from any persoa^ living on pr near tbe star route, to de- liver to the pro]>er mail carrier for that ronte-kny toail master, except registered mail' with instructions as t© the proper ^ mail box mto which said mail matter ,' shall be deposited. The carrier shall per- form this service without charge to the addr§sse«8, Th« law provides that ev#ry carriefr of the mail shal) receive any mail matter presented to bim. if properly pre paid by stamps and deliver tbe satne for mailing at tbe next postoffiee at which he arrives, but that no fee* shall be rtiloweu him therefor. If residents along star routt-^ iu thi- congressional district desire tbi^deVivery they should forward a petition frnr u :*> their congressman\ and he w>U ^ 4 ke tnp matter tip with th% post office depart rne»u aud epdeavor to «$cure it. Revival meeting!* are to progres* its ikf North Bangor ehnrdk Rev. Wtu. Thomas will be assisted for the o«m twu weeks by «vangellst. Rev. Joseph H*i-kne*st, of Herkirner, N. Y. Mr. Market** is » clear cut, forceful speaker; tbf co«m\m • it? should turn ou^ and >;ive b\tn A btr*r- ^fei^fe • . A ! •.-•t

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