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CHATHAM, COL CO.. tf. Y„ WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 1905. No- 59 Nooji we get te^otrect'Time- From \WasHington D. C. I I' Tou will find it at the JEWELER'S, fplace where work is done well and guaranteed. itisfaction or money refunded. F. L. Hebert j^veler and Watchmaker Hudson River Telephone Co. •j*rk Row, Chatham, N.Y. 30 Styles Ladies' $2.00 Shoes As big values . as ever at the price. „ Patent Leather, Box Calf, |id, wifh Kid Tip or patent lp. Light or heavy soles; luchers, Button or Laces early every height of heel If you want lqts of style, ijomfort or service for $2.00, e have it: Terry's Cash Shoe Store. Sign of the Big Shoe, MAIN ST.. CHATHAM, N Y. Cabinet Meeting. A More or Less Untrust worthy Report of Proceedings. An Authentic Account up-to-date Methods the White House, From Notes Furnished by- Cabinet Member and Taken on the Cuff of a Man Outside. po to arket , For Oranges Lemons Bananas and Grapes Figs and Dates Cranberries Oysters Oysters Today Clams Iresh Fish Every j IWednesday and Friday. WASHINGTON, D. C. It has been decided that In future all Informa­ tion abont dlBcnaslons at Cabinet meetings will be given ont by Secretary Loob. The reporta leafing ont through members of the Cabinet are regarded as frivolous and lacking In dignity. When tbe Cabinet assembled the other morning it was found that all the seats were occupied. The usual greetings were exchanged, and the President and his advisers immedl ately settled down to business. \I have to report,\ began Becra tary Root, \that I have some Important matters here bearing on Santo Domingo and Yen— - * President Roosevelt waved bis band, and tbe Secretary of State paused. \Those things can wait,\ be said. \There are some pressing ques tions to come from the Department of Agriculture.'?' Tbe Cabinet waited, and in a few minutes \Mr. Wilson, who bad several reports carefully arranged before htm. began. \1 have to report,\ the Secretary remarked, \that tbe new tennis court at tbe weather station at Mount Weather' is bow ready for occupancy. The dry spell made so muonv dost that tbe workmen were at first sorrtewnat amtoywd,\ but the able chief of the'bureaii,. baring turned his attention. Xrom heatlese stoves add wireless telegrapblo Inventions, was able to invent* a device whereby we were able to sprinkle\ water on tbe ground and facilitate the work. It's a good tennis court and will greatly con­ tribute to tbe scientific researches wbicb are expected to go o n there.\ The cabinet were much impressed. There was a pause, while tbe Secre­ tary of Agriculture re-arranaed the papers in front of hjtn. Then tbe President asked :— Are you not maklne a few more important experiments in accli­ matizing—er—the fauna of Eurdpe? Ob. yes sir,\ replied tbe Secre­ tary of Agriculture. \We are Im­ porting a laige number of Malta goats. Thesagoatsare very peculiar animals. It has remained for the department to discover one of the' most priceless boons to tbe human race. We expe\t to prove they can produce malted milk. Their name shows they can probably do that\ \Of eourae,\ thq statement that these goats are likely to introduce Malta fever info this country Is an Invention of tbe enemy?\ Inquired Secretary Shaw. \It is an invention of tbe health food munufacJturerBj \unhesitatingly replied Secretary .Wilson. \If It ia relevant,\ volunteered Postmaster General Oortelyou, tbe political member of the Cabinet, \I as a chairman of the .National Com uinteu, would like U) observe mat indications are that Secretary Bona­ parte baB bis heel safely planted on Brother Gorman's neck.\ V Hold up there I\ exclaimed tbe President, briskly. \ 'Tis against the new rules. Be careful how you tackle. Mo one can be excused for putting his foot on another's neck in modern football. Feet are made to kick the ball with. Don't foul, but play the open game.\ \Speaking of football.\ observed tbe Secretary of Commerce and Labor, \I would like to call the attention of the CaDinet to some new rules for; our eleven that have been formulated by Mr. Garfield As to brutality, be i s of the opinion that they will be a n insurance—\ \Insurance?\ snapped the Post­ master General, '\I thought 'insur­ ance' was barred here. '.Tis uufair advantage.\ \One touchdown for the Post OfBoe Department,\ murmured the President. \No talk about insur­ ance here. Mr. Bliss has left the Cabinet.\ The Secretary of War got the floor. \I have here several letters from friends of mine in New York inquiring whether It hurts a man to run for Mayor.\ Mr Taft paused and looked respectfully, but Intently at the head of tbe table. \Oh no.\ burst out the gentle­ man who sat at tbe head of tbe table. \It never hurt me, If that's what you mean. I thought It hurt at the time. Bui why are tbey ask­ ing suoh questions now? Surely tbey are not going to have another political contest in New York?\ \Tbey naay think It i s a contest of a political character. Perbaps it will not be much of a contest alter all. But some republicans seem interested In knowing whether it Will hurt to run. Perhaps some of their friends have been asked to become candidates. Here, for! IniUnce, Is a letter from William Halpln and another from Abraham Gruber. and still another from the* Rev. Dr. Silver. On tbe whole, I think I bad better refer them all Senator Piatt. He ought by th: time to be able to tell each of them exactly how much it will hurt if they run this year.\ 'Billy' Leary told me last fall that in 1892 it hurt Edwin Einstein about $50,000 worth, ventured tbe Attorney General. Well, enough of this,\ replied the President. \It i s bard to make one believe they are going to have an election in New York this year. Perbaps it Is a dream of a rarebit] fiend.\ As the Cabinet meeting broke up each member was handed a neat envelope containing a printed card, which read \Members desiring r f6 register their names ae Presidential can­ didates at this time will please see Captain Loeffler. William Loeb, Secretary. Secretary Shaw led- tbe procession to tbe-desk-of Captain Loeffler, tbe venerable doorkeeper of tbe White House. Other members of the Cabi­ net eagerly followed and wrote their natnea.in a large book. Secretaries Boot and Taft brought up in tbe rear. They watched each ottrerfurtlvely. Finally it was the turn to sign of They still hesti- SUNDAY SCHOOL TERENCE. CON- To be Held in. the Reformed ChurchJ Chatham, Next Sunday After­ noon and Evening. A district conference of Sunday school workers and all Interested in (\Sunday schools, will be held In the Beforuied church Sunday school rooms next Sandfly afternoon and in tbe churcn in the evening The following pruKtaiu has been pre­ pared : AFl'ERNOON SESSION. 2.80— Devotional service. Address, \ lhe How and Why of Story Telling\ by Miss Frances S. Walklcy, .state Superintendent of Sundav ,-Hiiuol Teacher Training Singing Appointment ol Nominating Com­ mittee. Normal Lesson, taught by Miss Walkle>, subject, \Lesson Prepara­ tion.\ Discussion of practical Sunday school plans. Hinging. Offeriog. Announcements. EVENING SESSI3N 7.30—Song Service. Scripture reading and prayer Address by Miss Walkiey, subject The need of the hour in Sunday Scbool Work.\ Singing. Beport of Committee. Offering. Address, Bev. Frank Beale, of Hudson on \The Bible—How and Why to Study it.\ Population of CotamHa County Than POPULAR TALKS • LAW—No. 5 ON landlord jnd Tenant. [Copyrighted 1905, by William C. Spragne, President The Spragne Correspondence School of Law ] We Lose Rather Gain. REUNION OF 128TH. The Veterans Who Hailed Sheridan From \Twenty Hiles Away.\ Tbe nineteenth annual reunion of the veterans* of tbe 138th regiment was held in Pougbkeepsie last Thursday. There were about 76 men present. The committee-haying in charge the, raising of, money -for tbe purpose of erecting a monument on, the battlefield at Cedar Creek, 'Ya-, mad* a report showing that THore-than $1,100 bad beeo collects tor pledged, and recommending that *ct}pn v be taken to-Complete tbe i ^^oik-'ln tbe near future. tf&mfiEbe report of tbe committee was •adopted and it was continued witu power to complete'tbe work of erect­ ing the monument on tbe battlefield. Officers for the ensuing year were chosen as follows: President —B. M. W. Van Wyok, of Pougbkeepsie. Vice President—Mllo P. Moore, of Hudson. Recording Secretary—D. Brown, of Pougbkeepsie. Assistant Recording Secretary- Chaplain—Rev. form Parker, or Asbury Park. Surgeon—B. H. Brown, of Rhine- beck. It was decided to bold tbe next reunion in Pougbkeepsie on tbe 19th of October, J 906. The Population of the Yil lages Shows a gain of 72 for Chatham and of 7 For Philmont. The Secretary of State's office last Friday announced the population of Columbia county as compiled from tbe census taken this year. The population of the county on June 1st, 1906, was 42 ,868, with a net gain of 17 persons over the figures shown by the actual enumer­ ation, under tbe plan of crediting the Inmates of state and county Institutions accorHIng to the city or town and county of actual residence at time of admission to tbe institu­ tion. The distribution of the popu­ lation in 1905 b y cities and towns, In couiparsion with similar figures for 1900, is as follows. State U. S. census census 1906 1900 10,290 9,528 'Now, here is another matter, Mr. President and gentlemen, which one ot . tn ^ Other, i Will no-doubf interest you just as-it-**^, apd-at length both hurst into $$&ilUtS - Roasted 088 intwtl8tQa ' lue - ° u «\ Bureau of loud guffaws of laughter. i ^rertryna8 been making interest-1 Their roars resounded through \.pSg ex ;perlJient8 testing the tensile ftn « White-House offices. Then they j[strength? of various woods for «olf (sticks^ ><r We>httve discovered a wood maktSs the'finest golf stlcksin I Fresh Daily Canned \ 'the world. But, unfortunately, we toidds fust arriyed do not s^i 1018 ^ 00 * , n the Dnlted ' 3 ' - 4 --8fate8, and we are now making P ^SSl ^/T ,:\ ' 'expe^lrnentel'n'thejiplands of North ' SS *''^r:BlDbe'St ^ ¥ ^%%^tt^»^t^oif-wo can-'- >.,'\./. :^JBD^rfrn^UM\?&ta>twoocl here, and -agricultural 6?db'ttbt .jhat we {^l'au^c ^^aTtb'ough ^we tari ^not burrled away without entering their names. •\If I could laug> like that,\ said Secretary Wilson, 'SI < would give' 26,000.' packages iif^ free garden seed.*?—New YorlcHerald..^ .Funeral of Jtoei^'Q ^erauuB. Thefuneral of• James'Obeaterta WAS hlr o : . , , . w . v .. York, ...wKox conducted.^tueif unerala of. 4iK^d «Jj «^*^M^^«^: FATAL ACCIDENT. Copake Farmer Dies ot Injuries Re­ ceived Monday Afternoon in a Runaway. As the result of tbe injuries be sustained in a runaway accident \Monday afternoon. Frank Link, of Oopake, Is dead. He passed away during the night. The accident occurred near Boston Corners, wbere tbe team Mr. Link was driving, became unmanageable. He was well advanced In years and could not hold the horses when they started,and so he and his wife were tbrown \out Mrs. Link waa.aotj^f seriously injured. Their niece. Mrs. George Myers, accompauied them on the trip but was npt thrown from tbe wagon and escaped '-being hurt. What caused the boraea to atart \is not known, bjutVlt \Is thought\ some part of the harness xbroke.—Hudson Republican.' • Hudson city . Towns Ancram . Austerlltz Canaan Chatham Olaverack Clermont Copake Gallatin German town Ghent (iieennort HJllsdale Elnderhook Livingston. .. ,xNew Lebanon. Stockport Stuyvesant . Taghkanic Inmates of In­ stitutions. Inc'se 762 1,212 926 1,266 3,493 4,459 768 1,346 751 1,634 2,681 1,161 1,423 3,218 1.605 1.489 2,669 1,908 769 1,238 974 1,307 3,537 4,416 812 1,277 823 1,686 2.698 1,191 1,890 3,333 1,707 1,566 (a) 2,719 (a) 2.125 (a) 894 (a) (a) (a) (a) (a) (a) (a) (a) (a) (a) (a) (a) 26 48 41 44 43 44 69 72 62 117 40 40 116 102 68 150 217 131 (b) io (o) 42,868*43,211 (a) 343 Totals (a) Decrease. (b) Not credited to any city or town In tbe county. (c) Not credited to actual resi­ dence In tbe United 8tates census. 360 deducted for inmates of public Institutions Improperly In­ cluded in 1900. Population of Incorporated YiUagn. State TJ. 8. census census 1905 1900 Inc'se Chatham .. 2.090 2,018 72 Kinderhook (a) 866 913 (b) 57 Philmont . 1,971 1,496 7 Valatie . . . 1.231 1.300 (b) 69 (a) Boundaries of tbe villaee of Einderbook changed March 15, 1905. (Obap. 64). (b) Decrease. While tbe figures show a decrease of 343 from the federal census of 1900 under the plan of crediting tbe Inmates of state and county lnstitu tions according to the city, or town and county of actual residence at tbe time of admission to the institu­ tion, which plan was not followed In 1900, there has in reality been an increase of seventeen in tbe county, This is shown by adding to tiie population tbe number deducted this year. All Hallowe'en Carnival at Albany. ^WjffluttojJB. Verptan ^J^^kiliJ The All Hallowe'en Carnival at Albany this year will be held Octo- er 30tb and 31st. At 10 a. m. Monday tbe Business­ men's Parade with eight floats opens tbe festivities. At 8.00 p. m. weird and-unique procession of ghosts and goblins tabes place. On Tuesday tbe crowning of Queen ITitanla 2nd and the reception to the Court okall Nations takes place, at 10m.i to c be^ followed by*] IkDeotMiiilar ncj^'e^oi'tlve thouaWd oefcumed v r^r^ljrS 'tlves ° r . : *U .ilatio^t'«M^Vf^d»i^nttad flc«jj£ ' \uipbife K»M3e iP^^e^^^u^ra^erj,Jh^^t r Is tbe landlord bound to make the premises tenantable? Wbeu Is the tenant justified in abandoning tbe premises' or refusing to pay rent? Wbere there is nothing in the lease laying an obligation on the landlord to make the premises tenantable, it i s implied in the law chat the tenant took the premises as they stood , In other words, there is no implied warranty on the part ot tbe landlord tout the premises are tenantable The great exception to this rule is i n cases where there is some secret or concealed defeot in tbe premises which renders them dangerous to life or health, and the defect was known to the landlord and unknown to the tenant. For instance, if the tenant should rent property without knowing that It had been occupied just previously by a smallpox patient and this fact was within the knowledge of tne landlord, the tenant would be justi­ fied in abandoning tbe premises. Some cases have gone to the extent of saylnar that this exception covers a case of defective heating or defec­ tive plumbing where tbo defects go to the extent of endangering life or health. The tenant should see t o i t that io the lease tbe landlord agrees to keep the premises in a tenantable condition, nor should the tenant forget that the mere verbal promise of the landlord to keep tbe premises in tenantable condition, no matter, when the promise was given, would not be binding. After a lease has oeen executed the verbal oromiee of (he landlord to repair is void, unless there was a consideration siven tor the promise; nor would a landlord's promise to repair the premises In consideration of tbe tenant not abandoning the premises before tbe end of the term be good, because of lack of consideration, the tenant already being under obligation to remain until the end of tbe term. Any inducement, whether by writ Ing or by word of mouth, made by the landlord, which leads tbe tenant to renr and which afterward proves to be false or fraudulent, will of course justify tbe tenant in aband on lug, but tbe representation or statement must be something more than a promise. A statement to the effect that premises are tenantable when tbey are not, sucb statement being used to Induce tbe tenant to rent, may justify an abandonment of the premises, but a n unfulfilled promise of the landlord made before tbe lease is signed, or at tbe time, or afterward to the effect that be will make them tenantable will not justify an abandonment; and, if verbal, such promise is void. This brings us to tbe general question us to the circumstances under which tenants may abandon premises and refuse to pay rent. We have seen that tbe mere promise of tbe landlord to make repairs which he fails to fulfill, will not justify abandoning the premises and refusing to pay rent. It is the usual course pursued by tenants, but tbe courts, as a rule will not permit the tenant thus to take tne remedv into his own .hands. There are two courses open to tbe tenant if tbe landlord has promised to make repairs or make improve­ ments, and fails or refuses to do so; one is to sue tbe landlord for damages, and the other is t o make the.repairs or improvements and sue the landord for tbe cost ol them. And the tenant may rcover in his judgment not only for the cost ot repairs but for tbe damage ho has suffered by interruptions to his busi­ ness or otherwise during the time that tbe premises were being re^ paired. But It is never allowable j-fc* tbe tenant to remain in poeses- ilon and at the same, time refuee.to pay rent; nor la an. unfa^edj^i^m- •lee ground for->abandonmefii^i Where it has been upheld it Is only where there has been a total failure ~1£ of consideration, that is, where ^ premises have been totally unfit for j. the^FuTpoaes Intended, or where '4 tne landlord has Uioken.an express ' promise to make them fit. -- THE SUPREME COURT. Some of the Cases Now on TriaL The October term of the Supreme Court convened in tbe Court House Monday Tbe case ut Helen O. Melius vs. Wllliuiu J Clough as admrlnl8trator of Alice (' Hallen- beck, deceased, »a.< called D. V. McNamee moved fur n dismissal of the complaint and iln-re being no opposition the motiwu wus granted with costs The case of John L Ciniuk'H and Frank B Lindsay agaiu6t Alida Haines, the Aw-tr« af(itiu6t iliii j iV U i l l j U g Oompnnv and Walter Kiuaey was • » then taken up This action Is to ,t reoover the value of machinery formerly In the Summit knitting mill, amountloK tu r.vw, (rnasesMou of which had been denied plaintiffs by representatives,.if the di feunacts. • Wilson W Hover a«ainf-t Lilhao F. Magley, Cuuneellnr Hawver for the plaintiff and Elinei S Lucken- ; bacu for tbe defendant, went over the term. , The PblUroont case went to thei^.. i jury at 4 p m Tuesday Verdict??;?! for $500 against all of tbe defend- ants with interest, amounting to $651 HI. was returned ~% Tbe next case was Win Smith ^, vs. W D. Ostrander concerning the_ sale of some straw A technical error was discovered in a date andat tbe request of counsel for plaintiff a juror was drawn and tbe case put over tbe term. At this point Frank McCann indicted for burgarv pleaded guiltv and got five years in Dannemora Wells, tbe horse thief entered a plea of guilty to grand larceny, 2d degree. Tbe oourt sentenced blm to eight years and four months in Dannemora As Wells received f\*^ur years and tbree montns off his sentence to Dannemora for goo behavior, he will also have to serve, & that out, so, with tbe usual com­ mutation, his Stockport escapade - will cost hlmten years in prison. ~ The disposition of the Wells case, says the Hudson ReDiiblican,cleared: - the criminal calendar and when tbe- . six men indicted and sentenced at this term are taken to Dannemora which will be on Thursday or Fri­ day night, tbe Columbia county jail will be empty of couit prisoners, a most remarkable record and one for wbioh District Attorney Chace deserves much creait. Court ad­ journed sine die. GRAND JURY REPORTS. Against a 3 t good* Five Indictments Found Horse Thief. Six indictments on eleven differ­ ent courts were found against de­ fendants by the October grand jury. Ftve.indictments were found against Ashley Wells, a horse thief who pleaded not guilty. The case will probably go over the term. Among others Indicted were Geo. Scbermer- born of Valatie, who was sent to Dannemora on an indeterminate sentence of from two t o five years. Nona Felion got the same medicine. Frank McCann and George Gor- en were indicted for burglary in tbe third degree, alleged £to bave been committed by entering the house of Jerry Browning, of Chat- bam, vD Sept. 6th. Gordon plead guilty and was sentenced to tbe Elmira Reformatory, nhile McCann plead not guilty and Robert Here-' berg Was assigned to defend him. Stephen Butler was indicted for' H assault in the first degree. He pled:^ not «ulity and Miltou M. Hall was„\$g@ assigned to defend him. «• Hudson River Teachers. 1-4M u At the meeting of the HUb-sdnj^?! Btrier Teachers' Assoclation^eidjiti^^ HjKSon #^»turday. thOotfowIiig^a

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