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4 il \ VOLUME 2. CHATHAM, COLUMBIA COUNTY, N. Y., TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 1887. NUMBER 9. Business Cards. C- E. Baxretti A TTORNEY and Counselor, East Chatham, A N.Y. • F. I. Park, r^ ENERAL Insurance Agent, Masonic Build- ^ ing. Park Row. ' - Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Barrett, TTLECTROPATHIC Physicians. No. 18 Park J — < Row. Consultations free. ^ * G. K. Daley, A TTORNEY and Counselor at Law, and Civil Justice, Main street. Wm. C. Daley, A TTORNEY and Counselor at Law. Office in Morris block. Main street. C. M. Harmon, TYENTIST. Examinations free. Masonic LJ Building, Room No. 1, Park Row. Cornelius Shufelt, A TTORNEY and Counselor and Notary Pub- -tA u c _ office in Cadman Building, Main street. McClellan & Brown, A TTORNEYS and Counselors at Law. Office -fA in Masonic Building. Park Row. Joseph. Summer ISSUES tickets to and from Europe for $15. 1 Now is the time to send for your friends from all parts of Europe. P. H. Garrity, TAEALER in all kinds of Plour, Feed, Seeds, - LJ Grain, Hay, Salt, etc. Masonic Building. Next door to A. J. Fellows ’ drug store. *1* ^ O al lft'n ci QT, CTASHIONABLE ' h AIRDRESER. Ladies ’ U and Children ’ s work a specialty. Room 8, Masonic Building, Chatham, N. Y. _________ Azro Chace Hanor, DHYSHCJAN and Surgeon. Office in the new McClellan Building. Hours, 8 to 10 a . m ., ! to 5 p . m . Telephone in Fellows ’ drug store connects with residence on Payn Avenue. ____ F- E- Allen, : 7ERM0NT Marble Works, opposite Masonic v Building. Chatham. Granite and Marble lonuments. Headstones, Coping and Cemetery rork of all kinds. _____________ _ Chatham Steam Laundry, ' AUNDRY work of all kinds executed at -'reasonable rates. Rough dried family wash- ig a specialty. E. P- Allen, Lower Main Street, hatham, N. Y. __________________ ■ Stanwix Hall, ./TAIN street, Chatham, M. A. Harding, pro- VL prietor . Free ’ Bus to and from all trains, articular attention paid to commercial men. iyery connected with house. Chas. Smith & Co.» Jemefcery Work. Best of , easenable prices. Auster — 1. R. R. crossing, Chatham, N. Y. Dr- A* M- Calkins, SURGEON Dentist. Office next door to 3 Hawley ’ s hardware store, Main street, Chatham. All work guaranteed as repre- ented. ■ A. J. Fellows. PiRTTGS and Medicines. A full line of every- -J thing belonging to a flrst-class drug store ,fc popular prices. A share of the public pat- onage solicited. Prescriptions prepared care- ully at the Chatham Pharmacy, Masonic tuilding. W. H. FLINT, TJHMRT 1 KIR, Has relumed to Ms old place ■of business, and is ready to re ­ spond to all calls for Ms services. East Cbatliam, X. Y. BULLIS' LIQUOR STORE. ALES, WINES, LIQUORS, PORTER a,sa& CIGARS. PENNS YL VANIA AND MARY LAND WHISKEY A SPECIALTY. WE ARE HEADQUARTERS * ’ OR HOLIDAY SUPPLIES, AND AT PRICES BELOW THE LOWEST. Fancy Crockery, Silverware, Smyrna Rugs, Barbatine Yases, Carpet Sweepers, Table and Pocket Cutlery. Kalamazoo Celery, Plum Pudding, Salad Dressing, Buncb Raisins, Hubbard ’ s Super. Flour $5.60 Christian ’ s “ “ 5.50 Best St. Louis “ 4.75 23 Bars Babbits Soap for 1.00 28 Bars Star cc “ 1.00 Hanging Lamps, Yase Lamps, Pipes from 10 cts. up to $6.50, Glassware, immense stock. Cape Cod Cranberries, Boned Chicken, 14 lbs Granulated Sugar $1.00 14 lbs Standard A “ 1.00 16 lbs Extra C Sugar 1.00 18 lbs Brown Sugar 1.00 23 Bars Tulip Soap for 1.00 OOR COONTi POOR. SUPERINTENDENT ROSSMAN ’ S AN ­ NUAL REPORT. The Expenses During the Past Year — The Appropriations Asked For. In our last issue we mentioned the fact that Mr. Robert Rossman, county super ­ intendent of poor, had submitted his an ­ nual report to the board of supervisors. Considerable interest centres at all times on the institution in which the poor and in ­ sane of Columbia county are cared for, and although our space will not permit us to present in full the voluminous statistics which constitute the greater portion of the report, we have gleaned and condensed from it the following details. The whole number of inmates during the year was 545, and the average daily at ­ tendance was 157. The number discharged was 385; there were 36 deaths, and 124 in ­ mates remained on Nov. 1st. The census of the insane asylum showed 28 patients a year ago; 6 have since been admitted, 5 have died, one has been discharged, one was removed by friends and 4 were trans ­ ferred to Poughkeesie. The number re ­ maining on Nov. 1st was 28. The financial portion of the report shows that the receipts from all sources amounted to $18,706.24, made upas follows: Balance in hands of County Treasurer, Nov. 1,1886, $2.58; appropriation for general running ex ­ penses, $16,000; appropriation for building and repairs, $1,500, miscellaneous receipts, $1,208.71. The total expenditures for the year, including building and repairs, amounted to $17,600.40, leaving a balance on hand, Nov. 1st, amounting to $1,105.84, which is made up of the following items : Amount in County Treasurer ’ s 'bauds, Nov. 1, 1886, $2.58; balance ot appropria ­ tion, $197.22; unexpended balance of cash book receipts, $906.09. Among the outlays for the year we find the following: Farm tools, $311.62; farm stock, $249; feed for stock, $706.10; black ­ smith repairs, $166.25; crockery, 20.76; general building and repairs, $2,081.49 and sundry smaller items amounting to $150.70, making a total sum of $3,585.92. This sum is only m part offset by a fair valuation placed on the products of the farm that were consumed, and the tables spread out in the report shows that the total actual cost of pauper support for the year was $15,234.63, consequently, the cost per year for each inmate was $9§.20, or about $1.85 per week. Last year, on the basis of ten months ’ compulation, it was $1.97 per week. Superintendent Rossman concludes his report as follows : “ It will be seen that the-sum expended for building and repairs exceeded the appro ­ priation for that purpose. This was un ­ avoidable from the simple fact that the amount appropriated was insufficient to meet the necessary demands. It will also be seen that the general running expenses and outlays for building and repairs, com­ bined, did not exceed the total approprial-' tion for this office. There is a balance of $197.22 on hand from this source; also a cash balance from sales of farm products and other sources, of $906.09, making $11,- 03.31 to the credit of this office for the year. Adding to this sum the $2.53 balance on hand, Nov. 1, 1886, we have a total bal ­ ance with the County Treasurer of $1,105.- 84 on Nov. 1st, 1887. “ We have found it impracticable to give separate drafts in payment for the various items constituting the charges for building and repairs, for various reasons, among them being the fact that to do so would entail the necessity of informing the person selling such supplies or rendering such ser ­ vice that a separate bill must be made .for them, because such persons do not know how this office would classify ‘ siich charges. hay and potato crops have been light, while there has been a good crop of farm produce otherwise. The farm has been considerably improved. The protection from fire Is inadequate and worthy the at- tion of your board. “ In view of the requirements of this insti ­ tution and taking the year just closed as an average one, I would respectfully ask your hoard for the appropriation of $15,000 for general running expenses and the additional sum of $400 for building and repairs, which amounts together with the balauce now standing to the credit of this office at the county treasury will make the sum of $16,505.84 for the cost of running our county alms-house and asylum for the en- ing year. “ There will be no necessity for erecting any new buildings this year, but repairs to the old ones and building of fences, etc., will be necessary, and I deem the above sum sufficient and needed to meet the re ­ quirements of this office. The foregoing is an exact statement of the condition of this office. There were no bills outstanding on Nov. 1st. ” THE BOSTON AND ALBANY ROAD ’ S BUSINESS METHODS. The Boston correspondent of the New York World writes thus plainly of a well known railroad : The Boston and Albany is an old fashion ­ ed railroad which makes lots of money, and does -it according to the Vanderbilt doctrine. Operating, as it does, in con- juction with another old fashioned and conservative road — the New York, New Haven and Hartfort — it constitutes in it ­ self a double monoply, one end branching into Albany and'the other into the Grand Central depot. These gray-heads of the railroad world are not destined to do much of anything m the way of lessening the public needs . Each has a perfect monopoly — that is enough. Each pays a ten per cent, annual dividend, makes New Year ’ s presents to the stockholders, evades the law at all opportunities, and kills or maims a human being every day in the year in its terrible death-trap — the grade crossing. Their systems of keeping their books are certainly far ahead of the times if their ideas otherwise are not. Only yesterday the Boston and Albany head book-keeper was called to task by the railroad com ­ missioners because of a curiously devised trick in making up his annual report. What wouldn ’ t this great monopoly give if it wasn ’ t compelled to draw aside the cur ­ tain every year and expose to public view its accumulating richness, in the shape of an annual report! The innocent book ­ keeper of the Boston and Albany reckoned out for his road a good round surplus for the year something over $400,000, after paying oil the dividend. Into this amount he had insinuated a snug little mill ion dollars which had been presented to the stockholders and which was open to tax ­ ation, etc. The careful railroad com ­ missioners, however, have taken from the surplus side of the column the little million given to the stockholders and transferred it on the other side, so that, instead of a sur ­ plus of $400,000, the Boston and Albany, for once in its history at least, goes down on record with a deficit of $600,000. CURRENT COMMENT. — The temporary trend toward prohibi ­ tion as a practical measure of liquor legis ­ lation has ceased, and the current now sets toward high license — Buffalo Excess. — Fair-minded men will accept the At ­ lanta experiment as practically conclusive. If prohibition cannot be enforced' in At ­ lanta, it cannot in any other city of the same size. — Cincinnati Commercial-Gazette. — The Troy Telegram says if the Demo ­ cratic party really believes in revenue re ­ form now is its time to fight for it, and if it does fight the Republicans will take up their old position and act as defenders in general of American interests. — Through the efforts of our Canadian friends the idea of commercial union is rapidly assuming definite shape, but the American attitude can hardly yet be said to have passed the stage of indifference. — Boston Journal. — There seems to be no doubt that the SOUTH SCHODACK. Charley Gardenier, of Little Falls, has- been visiting at his sister ’ s, Mrs. Van Guys ­ ling. John K. Holmes is having another hen ­ house erected. He is guarding against roup. The perfumed well is quite-An attractive place for those living near the second hand tin shop. . Invitations are out for a variety wedding wedding at Frank Miller ’ s this ’ (Tuesday) evening. Since the close of the non support suit, “ Onion John ” has gained 16 pounds, and has lost that woe begone look. Deputy Charlie had belter wear glasses • so that he can see an immediate delivery stamp next time, if it is a little dark. David, the tree agent, has returned after . exploring Muitzeskill, and reports the sale of four hundren pear trees. He has sold' trees there before. We have seen a pair of bob sleighs made by a celebrated Valatie maker which take the cake. They will he on exhibition for a few days at our village blacksmith ’ s. Charles Keller, of Gastleton, paid a visit to his brother-in-law, Wm. Corts, last week. He has been engaged as clerk for Smith & Knowlton, of Castleton, where he hopes to see his friends. The Boss Blower has been heard from. He scored 213 feet of timber in 4, hours and 18 minutes and was paid $272 for 1934 days ’ work. Wonder if Luke made any mistake in regard to Anannias. Ed has turned roup doctor and asks the patronage of friends needing his services. He has had extensive practice with his father ’ s (Blower Fred) chicks in all severe cases. He will have Doctor Knapp as counsel. The section men from Schodack Depot and this place have been filling in around the depot and repairing the road out to the main highway using a number of car loads of coal cinders, but it needs more. When the railroad company gives us a new depot it will look nicer. NASSAU. John P. Lennon was at home last week. Mr. N. B. Lord has returned from New York. Peter Husted and Nathaniel Sweet were . in town last week. Mrs. Emerson Allendorf, of Albany, visited at Dr. Neher ’ s, last week. Fred Morey, who was home last week, has returned to Chatham to school. Will Kie has gone in the meat business and runs a cart through this village. Miss Fannie Husted has been engaged to teach school in the Lord school house. David Phillips ’ little girl and Mis s Georgia Becker are sick with diphtheria. Herbert Gaylor died last Friday, of diphtheria, having been sick only a few days. The repairs at the Reformed church have been finished and services were held as usual Sunday. Mr. Dings has hired the McClellan farm for the coming year. John Barringer, jr., has worked the farm for seven years. The Philomathean society will meet to ­ morrow evening at D. F. Winters ’ instead of at Mrs. Raeder ’ s as was reported last week. t - BERLIN. The temperature at this place was very close to zero last week. Rev. N. Wirt, of Palatine Bridge, occu ­ pied the Baptist church last Sunday. Arthur Niles, while chopping wood, un- ' fortunately cut his leg and is now on crutches. Y. Y. Rogers, leader of the Citizens ’ band is at Boston; where he will spend the next month. This town will extinguish its bonded debt to the county this year. If amounts to $1,099.25. Otis Butterfield has exchanged his farm for property at Pittsfield, Mass., and will move there this week. Rensselaer county has a bonded indebted ­ ness amounting to $399,000, on which it pay $17,260 interest annually. Maggie Hinkle was before U. J. Nichols charged with grand larceny, a few days ago. She was held for the grand jury. The M. E. church was re-dedicated last Friday. The church has been enlarged and refinished in the interior, and is now one of the neatest edificices in this valley. fATER WHITE 150 TEST OIL, 11 CEHTS IN 5 BALLON LOTS, HUDSON & REYNOLDS, BLain Streets diatliain, Y. P00B ECONOMY It would be to take newspaper advertisements for authority as no man can do a successful business without a profit. Goods mil Boughi are Half Sold, and EX. Ak.. 3&X O -CJ H. Buys all goods iu Car Lots at manufacturers prices, thereby enabling him to sell all kinds of House Furnishing Goods at retail, at wholesale! prices and still make a profit. Purchase your Groceries of us and hare the satisfaction of getting the best that is produced. Imported Cheese, Seedless Raisins. Whips ! Whips ! Whips I 220 TO SELECT FROM. 'yoio.r Olxoio© for SIX. ' v : yv • - . Jg/S It 11 tSi Main St., Chatham, N. Y We have thousands of Testimonials to the (Trade Hark.) IMPERIAL EGG FOOD. WILL LARGELY INCREASE EGG PRODUCTION. Strengthen Weak and Droopins: Fowls, Pro ­ mote the Healthy Growth and Development of all varieties of Poultry and insure Fine Conditions and Smooth Plumage. It will help them through moulting wonder ­ fully. It will furnish bone and muscle for young chicks, and thus save them. Prevents and absolutely cures the diseases incident to poultry. CHICKEN CHOLERA Is usually the result ©f weakness caused by a lack of the proper chemicals in the system. These are supplied by the I mperial E gg F ood . It is no forcing process; you simply give them the chemicals to make eggs, at a cost of less than one cent a week for each fowl. Ask for it of your local tradesman; if he does not keep it write to F. C. STUB.TEVANT, Manufacturer of Ground OysterShells and all Poultry Supplies. Mills, 164-164 Commerce St., Office 216 State St., Hartford, Conn. M SUBSCRIBE FOR THE BEST FAMILY NEWSPAPER. THE TROY WEEKLY TIMES, UNTIL JANUARY 1, 1SS9, FOR ONE DOLLAR. Black Walnut, Cherry, Oak and Ask Chamber and Parlor Suits. Easy Chairs, Rattan Chairs, Book Cases, Library Tables, Elegant Cherry, Oak and Ash Desks, Children ’ s Fancy Chairs and Rockers, Hat Racks in Polished Woods. Dining Room Furniture of all kinds. Folding Beds, \Ward- Robes. and all kinds of novelty goods. In fact, everytMng in my store, will be sold before Jan. 1st, AT GASH PRICES tkat will make competitors tremble. Send a delegate from every bouse to let us prove that what we say is true. All goods warranted as represented. HA Main. Street, Chatham,, N. Y. Further it would require merchants to make out separate bills for items of general expense and building and repairs when the aforesaid information was given them; also it would involve the giving of drafts for amounts of less than a dollar on some bills. Separate account has been kept in this office showing items and amounts. It has also been impracticable to start the new draft books, as per resolution of the late board, owing to the fact that they were re ­ ceived too late in the year to be of practical use for the year ending Nov. 1st. They are now in use for the coming year, except the draft book for building and repairs, this being considered useless. “ During the year many improvements have been made in the way of new buildings and uepairs to the old ones. Among these improvements were the building of a new icehouse, a new wash-house and?laundry .room; laying new floor m milk room and new tin roof over the same; new>ffcoring, steps and sills on front stoop of main'build- ing. Two new stoves have been purchased, also two sets douhleharness, a business sleigh and ’ one work horse. A considerable amount of hew plumbing work has also been done and numerous other items of minor cost. “ The general health of the inmates has beeu fair, while the increased death rate over last year is largely owing to the pass ­ ing away of a number of aged inmates. There has been no epidemics during the year. , The beds and bedding have been improved and also largely increased. The most effective and practical way of restrain ­ ing the liquor traffic within decent bounds is by means of high license. This makes every dealer a vigilant detective against illegal selling, and its results, wherever tried, have been salutary and promising. — Trenton State Gazette. — The suggestion offered by certain radi ­ cal members of the knights of labor that a vast strike he organized merely to demon ­ strate General Master Workman Powder: ly ’ s popularity in the order is deeply, dark ­ ly, expansively, idiotic. It is much as if a man should burn his house down to show his admiration of the architect who planned it — Philadelphia Pi'ess. Rensselaer County. STEPHENTOWN. Mrs. Hattie Green and Miss Jennie Rus ­ sell have arrived from the west, Christian Endeavor societies have been organized in the Baptist and Presbyterian churches. 'The Presbyterian sociable was held at W; Plait ’ s, in Garfield, Thursday evening The net results were about $20. Miss Av Liilu-Raymond of Port Chester, N; Yv; will give an elocutionary entertain ­ ment in the Baptist.church, this evening. ‘ ; \ SCHODACK CENTRE. Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Pearsall celebrated their silver wedding on Saturday. A large party 3^ guests tendered the couple their congratulations. The presents Were numer ­ ous, and beautiful.: . ■ r ‘ / EAST NASSAU. E. Shaver is repairing and enlarging his barn. Thomas Dobbs, has moved his tools to Niverville and will engage in the sausage business there. U ; The teacher m the Strait district has re ­ signed and the school is closed for the present. fc Quarterly meeting at the M. E. church, last Sunday. Charlie Ambler has returned home to spend the winter. D. W. Killmer attended the teachers ’ ia- stitute at Chatham last week. SCHODACK LANDING. The Rev. Mr. Nasholds, of the Reformed church, was installed last Tuesday. The young people of this place are har ­ ing jolly times skating on the pond. A young man in this place got disap- / pointed, on a new; suit of clothes. The old , ■ old saying is a true ! one, ‘ ‘ Expectation of recbinpense fetches many a gambler to ex ­ pense. ” We would advise this young man. to leave “ old heads ” alone and he will not have to wear red overalls. £ ' • V:- CASTLETON. ' Mrs: George R. Hunt and her son leave town to-day for California. - The family of M. A. Scott have gone to Florida where they will pass the winter. -.M; . ■ I _ — Why are “ other ” soaps as good as - Tulip? simply because the grocer who tells you so can make a larger profit on the “ other ” soaps than on Tulip. ^ ■ vo. fdiu 'o v,;;.: oov: ; V ■Si.' • '■ . - W ' i ■ :: ■ .. 1S4 m . ■ ’ , ■ s' V\ ‘ '\■ ' ' • ' Vss : - M . s' . Vs.S:V .V Vs.' sVVV. . -sv: sVV

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