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CHATHAM. COL. CO.. JT. Y., WEDNESDAY. DECEMBER 27, 1905. Vo. 77 an<i the Old Churches, High Woodland <; Slopes, had Their Own I ^CharrhV' faint! dawn light was visible, not yet ao warm in color, as that above the vanished moon. As tbe east flushed, the west faded, there was s -tliatrv'.-f -Itfrifgg—nffa -motnent—when-therrespondedHrn- w^^u\^^!^™\ T JI,ja - w almost the same rose tint,-but the ; * > \'\ i,r ' 7 sun soon sent a stronger message of bis power, though be did not rise above the hills (or some time. We were on the fifth, the top floor of our hotel, and sometimes went upon tbe roof, for the suDrise and tbe morning liahts upon the hills I could not see from my win­ dows. Some excursions to other town's and summer palaces, varied the daya, but they needed no cbarm beyond ibe quiet peaceful loveliness of tranquil waves and sunlit or shadowed hills. Sometimes we read in the boat or woods. I gathered feros and found forest nooks where great trees framed peifect pictures of shimmering waves and distant The Capital City. Congress WH^e Some Important Matters to Consider Soon. OLD \IRONSIDES\ STORY. ment with a pension list of this sort | J^TH but to create a baok with ao assist- ' ant secretary from each department on tbe board of directors and have i ~~\ the- savings of tbe-elerks-enttrely-f -A 8 Meresling. J&etcjl voluntary. He thinks BO me sucn provision is necessary as govern­ ment clerks of whom there are 25,000 in Washington alone ure not a* very provident lot and the time is rapidly approaching when tne government . must make provision to care for Among Them are Pure Food, I them or have timm care for ihein- selve in tbeit oln ace.' [Correspondence of Tho Conrler ] j/jl had thought since the summer Iffiln- Switzerland was over, I would (foot writ8 uiore of our wanderings. ^rjrote.so mupU about my winter in ySaly seven years ago, that it seemed ^Xurttier mention would be merej \ '~' t ~,~' But I have an idle eve-' ZS^Lt^ f land am- tempted to include ln ldeal weather and an ever re8 \ u1 ' 'qtlfnl days in Lane Oomo. ia-in Italyr-JHrt-the great hills it wear still the ohatm of those _we bad left over tbe border, I the\ life\ is still given to the of the world of nature, I the hills.\ Per-| ^inaps their message zings with less call, but ft m ,ay;pe that its <othlng repose and jjeace'will bring strength and coun^e,. tod- left Pontresina %4be last of walking over the Bernina |pasa, and Bleeping in a quaint hotel its highest point more than slight thousand feet above the sea. '•gKext morning we were off at six clock. The air was cool and brac- g, . the descent of about five thousand feet, made by the wonder- til curving roads, so gradual, empted us to very rapid walaiog. hat onward m&trfi'a delightful emory, but we were, vety tired nd ' glad to take diligence .and iin to Oomo. All tbe conditions sojouru there were delightful. $||L fortnight of' the,first real sum- days • we' natfj known. This was pot bppieaaive. but a great 'to tbe cool Swis^ mornings |Suinmer \clothing for^in* first ri'me-j 'ifaa really desirable. j No more Rigorous climbing but,* delightful mbles. and ever the gondola like ts-calling us, OntMtooded bill, vllla 8° or Bellagglo, we were locatedv will ever in our memory.' \tt crooned '^plli ^ng point between two arms of ' ate and commanded on every «fae,'*petfeet views of the water and hills and mountains, land of \dolce far -nlente\ — _ _t do nothing, literally translated 'Welcomed and sootced us, into peaceful passive days. I could ye wished for fewer villas and Ifna'arid the railroad sloDg one e, . seemed an intrusion. But villas and the 'old convents d- churches, crowning high wood land: slopes, had their .pip charm ft&itng oyer the rippling\ water ;aif the sunset or twlll«ht hour, made me wish that ever? Is*?' or tired pear *-I\kpe \w -m 'ightJiea \r:tho8e-»oIt] ^wavea'•m 'iitmuTvtwfora «n|- boatv \or Igently ' caress the, shor& while the.' ; 'jresoer bells ahlme^,jMM{ for the evensong. My 'wihdSw ''&mmanded supetb circWot mouotaius, be- pvond a bVoad expaiiM 4 §f fltor . and Parcels Post and Postal Savings Banks and the Railroad Rate Control Matter. Now that the President's message has gone to Oongress. the way Is cleared for the great legislative tight that Is sure to ensue There have So th7fortnTgVpaas 'e\d> een j something over s.000 bills 'tS'lbove the sense of charm. We were sorry .to move onward, and sailing away, a rhymed farewell rose in my thought. Not so good I can see as those wbloh come to me when I have no pencil to write them down, but. as you can't run away I will send them. Some of you will understand my allusion to your helplessness, but will forgive me if I tell tbe story that explains it, for the others. It is from \Tbe Forest School­ master,\ a deligbtfulGerman story. He loved to walk in tbe deep forests of which 1 wrote in my first letter, but was surprised to find that the deer, who were very shy of the peasants, did not mind his presence in the least He half resented their boldness. '.'Am I not a man as well?\ he said. He pointed his stick at them, but they knew it was no gun. Finally one day be said to a .group lingering near blm, \Now I will recite to you some verses I made lust night I\ and tbe deer all ran away. But if you can't run you can lay tbe Courier aside. ftmrall to Oomo. Farewell, farewell 1 Lake of the silver, gleams. Of morning sunshine, and of evening glow, Whose- endless beauty BO * fulfills onr dreams, - And where a sense of endless peace we know. \Ah I Paradise Itself needs no more charm,\ Bald one when floating on thy gontle breast. Far from that-outer world of toll and harm. While here la endless lovllncss and rent. \Why la this perfect Rift mlno own,\ I Bald \Wbilo othtrs hanger for Boch Joy In vain, •Whllo struggling sternly for their dally bread, \Or tghtlng bravely with life's loss and pain!\ Bnt years of longing bring a richer gift. May these find peace and know such joy at last, Nature's rich message, all their cares uplift. And load them onward to a blias more vast. Once more farewell! Thy hills of cumagsweep, Whoso slopes grow'r&dlaat at tho eloeo of day, rjpon whose suramins gentle cloud wreaths sleep, 'Till starlight comes and drives them all away. Farewell thy rippling waves, thine ollvo trees. The golden green lights on thy sun-toadied slopes. The shadows creeping upward by degrees. Farewell dear lake that answered all my hopes. Thy Churches on, the summits of the hills. Send down a blosalng In thoir evening chime. That brings consoling for all earthly Ills, And lift* omr grateful hearts to thing* sublime. To that fall life, more beautiful then .WJtere.weary.bodlee are not In the way, BoVftoaMn raptor* and In-perfect bliss, Admldths splendors of that radiant day. ,— -rr«i — - A. 0. P. gijgksLl eh ^oye^Sheiune ^rtblBie. Tha rglbwtag^uTfading Jlttt. on tge '\'jposltft.-JiilW. while Ifie western ^p^r ^keDed /a ^lhatl ^Vc je clear' raxil'ancfl^^h&d^thsujt ^•witft^d\ 4 '' -ctfugM? -aJ| already Introduced , but there are few of them that eithet stand any show of passing or tbat are of general interest to tbe oouotry. The Panama Oaual bill hns already been taken up in tbe House by unanimous consent and will be in shape to go to the Senate in a week or a little more. After that tbe rate bill will be tbe most pressing busi­ ness of the House. Tbe President was wise enough not to raise an issue over this in bis message. There have already been no less than six rate bills introduced and there will be more. The President has declared for uone of them. He has poluted out what \rate control\ ought to accomplish and bis in­ fluence will be ihrown to the measures tbat come nearest to bis standard In all probabilty this would have been the bill already sent by request to the Senate by tbe Interstate Commerce Commis­ sion. But tbe Senate Commission has amended this bill in several important particulars and It is a question whether the Commission would have recognized its own creation had hot the Senate been kind enough to liave it printed with its amendments- rmt in black tvpe. As It is the President may favor che Townsend bill whiob is the successor of the Escb-Townseud bill or some of tbe otber numerous measures. He baa not yet said which it will be. IQnderhook Chapter R. A. H. Pur« Food Legislation. One of. the very Important bills which bas bad very little attention paid to It Is tbe Heybufn Pure Pood Bill. Five or six of the individual states have passed pure food laws and they have proved valuable so far as those particular states were concerned, but they have failed to reach many of the big corpora tions and manufacturers engaged in interstate commence. For several years Congress has been asaed for a federal measure of this sort and it looks now as though it would be passed. Tbe enforcemeot of tbe bill will iay between the Depart meut of Justice and tbe Agricultural Department but the Department of Commerce and Labor and the Treasury Department will also be repieseoted in the federal board thus created and will deal pai ticulaly with pure foo>l and interstate tran­ sactions and with tbe importation foodstuffs from abroad. The About Time Residents of Columbia County. Old ACCIDENT ON A. & H. Express Train Bound North tails to Take a Siding apd Collides With South-Bound Milk Train. Parcels Pott The bill for the creation of a par eels post will iilso come up strongly at tbe present session It is pointed out tbat tins country alone of all the grent^ powers bas no parcels post system and that this leaves the private citizen practically at the mercy of tbe express companies, postage rates being prohibitive on parcels over a very small weight. The big department stores are ofi course in favor of tbe measure because it will immensely aid their mail order business, but the small retailers are soldily against it as tbey declare It will drive many of them out of business. The express companies naturally will fight it and there is a strong lobby already at the capltol hoping to either kill tbe bill iu committee or on tbe floor. Tbe proposal for a change of date in tbe inauguartlon ceremonies bas come up again. Identical resolu­ tions have been introduced in both tbe House and the Senate providing for the postponement of tbe inaugu­ ration to the last Thursday in April. These measures are on the line of tbe late Senator Hoar's resolution wblch twice passed tbe Senate. The change has been urged by the Inaugural Committee, backed bv letters for the governors of 46 states. The measure also bas tbe approval of the judiciary committees of both houses This has been a week of regula tion bill and resolutions. Another of tbe old regulars bas been intro dnced by Representative Littauer providing for tbe use of the metric system in all government traneac tions. This is a measure that has been demanded for a long time by all the scientific men of tbe country and were It once generally enforced, the public would soon find it as convenient as the decimal system of ourrency. The system is already in use in tbe government Bureau of Standards and ln several otber of tbe scientific departments. But it is highly probable tbat the public will need a, generation more of education before tbey will realize tbe Seed of it. CAPITOLENfi. Death of Zachariah Foland. Zucbarlah Fuland, a well known Livingston farmer, is dead at his home near Manorton. He was about 70 years of age and was taken sick two weeks ago Saturday after acting as bearer at the funeral of Mrs. John Decker. The annual convocation of Kinder hook Chapter oTBoyal Arch Masons ^ was held, ytednesd*ty evening of last measure is one tbat the -Department week sod ofirtcers • as follows were chosen tot the ensuing year: ' Sv P.-GBpiS^i ^ilkiBfi; \ ;^King--Edwaud;ltlsed6rph; 4 ^be^#mifaoa|Beaa%7^. , Secretary—W. -A.; Roraoaekt .^Boyal AiotLCiaptaia^ ^Wiikins. >k\,ot»dy^W.-8(fflebeck. r Tlfetturer—;P.. B. Van Alatyne, ^hl%^^wake^n. ^e^l^Wth.ejdi^aectthl*. of Agriculture has been anxious to see in force for a long time and one {-that 'will n;sks for the health of every community and will assure the average oltisen of getting .what b'e pays for when be puts birmoney in the marketer the grocery store. • Portal Sariagi Bukp, One of the bills toat Is of.great interestf sji'oyer-tfje' country-Is fbr the Mtalilisbmeht of a itaihii BaviFgY baok. This rneasure \of cotirse P ^t^fft^l^^^'Ijibe nevertheless*' jrft «t'« ;i*fetft l ^m%WSm <>r.Vusterlltt Grang^inaujilineasagetor °* rj^gi«A'*t .^st^l'j^l - 4 itdepirtmebtal Sa ;vlnRS ,B »nk etpeolr '' w^fik&B>* B;?£obails. ifflaitet '$t caring loathe old clerks i^J'iSfeS ^a^^ disabled whlleUn UAsHfr T *ice&;nsti beeft-*«rowinR.'gre«tiy.oI ; SSS^^UtfJ^ :tbe Vubject ,61 a ^o^fti^wer^PPT^or'th* Clyll .(DomirilssWrir. =*bt riir yws When Father Rode the Goat. The house is fall of arnica ALd mystery profound; We 4° D °t dare to run about Or make the'slightest sound; We leave the big piano shut. And do not strike a note. The doctor's been here seven times Since father rode the goat. He joined the lodge a week ago— Got in a t 4 A. M. And sixteen brethren brought him home, |_ Though he *ays he brought them, ^ia wrlit WM sprained, and one big' \ '••rib ',-\.«'•' Had rent ni« Sunday coat— Thiire mast Jh'ave bsen a lively time \When' father rode.the tost. aVstreitfnion'tne coach torday,\ The^h ^^slgrMl,^^' monksysbjbssl He'\--' •' * v \ [Correspo'nflence or The Courier. 1 It may interest some for you readers to know that the timber of which the ship Constitution,—Old Ironsides— was built, grew on the farm of Marcv Wilsonls father. Maroy Wilson was the wife of my uncle. Jonathan Rider.sr. of Riders Mills. N. Y. Th« Riders came from New Bedford, Mass.. to Chat- bam. My father, Joseph Hicks Rider,was tbe first one to come. He learned tbe blacksmith trade of Elikuin Moaner and later had a •blacksmith shop at Riders Mills, also a sawmill, when uncle Jonathan, who bad been a sailor, left the sea he came to Ohsthstn w !tn b*s youo** wife and boarded with my father. They owned the mill together, benoe tbe name Riders Mills. Some years after Uncle Jonathan bad a large gristmill Just above the bridge at Riders' Mills. Tbe saw mill was on a small stream half way between Riders Mills and the present Ray- ville Depot. Botb mills were de­ stroyed by floods. Father had a sister who married a man by tbe name of Mosber, I tbink his first name was Edwin. She died very suddenly at Mew Lebanon. She had just moved to that town. As she was arranging her household goods she fell to the floor dead. All of the old stock, a family saying, died ln a similar manner. Fathers' first wife was Deborah Buoson by whom he bad nine chil­ dren, Benjamin, wbo at one time was chaplain at Auburn Prison, ana went from there to Huron, Isaac died in Infancy, (at that time father owned a farm in Dutchess county'.) One day in haying time as the men came in to dinner one of them had a spear of timotby grass in bis band; be gave it to tbe baby (who was sittiDg on the floor), to play with, tbe child put it in Its mouth, tried to swallow it and choked to death; William woe a ship carpenter, lived and died io Hudson, N. Y. ; Eliza Ann married Ebenezer Ives, tbey lived in New Britain, N. Y , moved from there to s Wisconsin ; Hiram was killed in Dutchess county I think he was drawing logs and bad one rolled on blm as be was in tbe woods alone he was only fourteen wben ne died ; Phebe died young, Daniel died at Syracuse, John Warren, a counsellor and attorney practiced liw in Old Chatham, N Y., and died there at tbe Locust Tree Inn. He was an honorable and brilliant young man, a power in bis profession, whose untimely death was a loss alike to his family and tbe public at large At that time Old Chatham was a town .of importance. Ira, a respected resident of Old Chatham, also died in that town. Father's'second wife (my motber) was Mrs. Maria Calhoun Knapp of East Nassau, N. Y. Her paternal grandfather came with hia family from New Milford, Conn., when her father was twelve years old, his mother's maiden name was Comfort Peet, being of English descent. Tbe Calbouns rose of ScotoD descent from Clan Calhoun, of the Lenox district • on Loch Lomond, in Scotland. Mother's mother was Mary Thompscn.dstighter of Daniel Thompson, a Revolutionary soldier. He came from Dover to EastNaesau. Father bad rive children by his last marriage. v O, E. B. 8 NIYERYILLE HOTEL.' BURNED. Origin a Hystery-Loss $9,000, la- surance $8,000--To be\ RebuUt.J>^ I A bead-on collision occtirredTues- The day morning on the Albany & Hud- vllle, sou railroad, when ao express train, a t 2 30 o'clocj northbound, ran into a milk train, ' aQr | the lass which was ruuning south. The i w itb an iosu milk train runs down to Btuyvesant' between the each morning, going back later in vesant Mut_ the day with cans full of milk. The; aRene ies of Wilson Miller nt VRlutie express train is for the accommo-' an d James A. Reynolds at Kinder- dation of Albany people, and starts | hook. Tbe origin of tbe fire Is not Van H^ipaeu House a, was totally destroyed by Are morning ntfii nt $9,000 t $8 000 divided iboolc and Stuy- companv and the out of Nassau shortly after 8 o'clock. Tbe milk train was In charge of Conductor Davidson and Mo tor man Bigley, and train No. 6 was in charge of Conductor Kilmer and Motorman Blanchard. The accident happened about three-quarters of a mile north of Nassau, and just below tbe milk station At this point, says tbe Hudson Register, tbe northbound express, in charge ot Kilmer and Blanchard should have taken siding 125, but nstead tbey held to tne main track with the inevitable result, tbey collided with the on-coming milk train. Botb trains were going at a good rate of speed wben tbe collision ocourred and botb cars were smashed considerably Tbe baggage car suffered tbe moat, one end being stove in and tbe front truck leaving tbe track. The only passenger inj ired was State Engineer Henry A. Van Alstyne, who bad been spending Christmas at bis father's at North Chatham. His injuries are not serious. AH of the train crews were injured. Davison's injuries are considered tbe worst, but none ot the men are believed to have been dangerously injured. Kilmer bas a dislocated shoulder Bigley bas a sprained arm and Blanchard is pretty well cut up. fe -an 'utters. pMs^woids ^'iAth ^^s; ^^^!lith .sr ^«tl?e^r-' • known although it is by some attri­ buted either to tbe electric light wires In tbe cellar or to rats or mice baving Ignited matches in tbe grocery store portion of the build­ ing Tbe fire was discovered by Charles Kline aud Frank Van Hoe- sen, tbe latter beiog the owner of tbe building. Tbe dames had gained such bead way that tbey could not be subdued. There are no tire light­ ing facilities ln Nlverville and a well equipped fire department would have been powerless to save the building. Tbe hotel, bar-room aod grocery store were all under one roof and practically nothing was saved. Tbe villagers turned out nearly en masse aod did valiant work in saving surrounding build­ ings from destruction, many of which were in danger several times. Henry R. Van Hoe?en bad about $600 worth of furniture aud otber belongings in tbe building and carried no insurance. It was announced yesterday after­ noon tbat as soon as tbe insurance is adjusted.the debris will be cleared away and tbe construction of a new hotel and store commenced. SPENC££TOWH. Lorenzo Dean and bride, of West Stockbridge, Mass., are on tbe West bill enjoying tbeir honeymoon. Orrin Sawyer and bride, of Man­ chester, Mass., are io town. George I. Wblteman is housed witb sore throat. Miss Minnie Sawyer, one of the school teachers at Long Island city, is home for tbe bolidaye. Mr. and Mrs. Carroll, of Brook­ lyn, are at Benj. filter's. On the letli of December a daugh­ ter was born to Geo. Sawyer, weigh­ ing nine pounds. D. W. Rundell had a Christmas tree on Sunday and W. F. Schroder s people bad one on Christmas day. Mr. and Mrs. Uriah Montross, of Ravena, N.Y., spent Christmas witb E. C. Montross. Fred Kubu, Of Schenectady, N Y. id home tor tbe bolidays. ATJSTEBXTTZ. Drumm visited rela- place a few days last ha^,»itfcpljii^ss;Mid yelfew'.bristd. ^Mrs.'B. -H.~t3^^tPhnmont, died suddenly Monday evening while on her ' wa^r to \ attend a Otoristmas tree. odebratlon ' at the «M^ughrei/i^ th«iA\b^sh^ iter' ;nom^^b«ni^i. short scYous - coedltlori^ I ^i^v^^'^ieert trotthle Was.the oause^bfidaisib. '^drgolden bad*!* too . The ? ^molra;grmage:wili:m J»tox >aj^iHa\^^ NEW LEBANON. George Hull spent Christmas ln Great Barrlngton with bio daughter, Mrs. Alice Whiting. Mrs. Daniel Coffey and children,, of Plttsfleld, were at Mrs. Roche's over Christmas. Mr. Farnum, of West street, bad a severe attack of acute indigestion one nigbt last week and It needed four men to bold blm. Dr. Snow was called and upon bis arrival, said that- in an another hour there would have beeu no help for him. Somebody in town is light j fingered. George Hull bas lost con­ siderable wood.: tbe \party\ even going so far as to out trees. Mrs. David tives in this week. Ibe Misses Minnie and Hatrie Hanor spent Christmas with their sister in Martindale. I James Almsteaii, of Mellenville, ! bas been spending a few days with relatives in this place. I Mrs. and Mr. Fletcher Williams and family spent ObrUtuias with bis ' parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. F. . Williams of Chatham Centre. Leo. O. Varney has a position in , rittstleld, Mass, and Mrs. Varney and BOO are living iu Cnatbara. | Tbe school gave a Christmas : entertainment Inst Friday. A week's vacation followed. Dt-lDert Vincent is ill. Cbarles Hinno, of New York city, spent Christinas witb bis parents, 'Mr. and Mrs Harvey G. Kinne. I Charles Kellogg, of Lenox, Mass., ;Bpent uhilstmas witb bis parents, 'Mr. ana Mrs. J. Kellogg. William Henderson, of Brooklyb. j spent Christmas witb his parents, | Mr.and Mrs. William Henderson. I Married at the home of tbe_ otide's parents.Tnuruday December .ai, Lloyd Warfleld. of New York :lly, and Mies Minnie Haner of Austerlttz. The ceremony was per­ formed by Bev. Geo. D. Shear. WKST LEBANON. NSW COICOBD. H. H. Lovejoy remains quite feeble. Mr. and Mrs. Wm.'King bad their children and grandchildren home forObrtsfmM. AJSX Andersos and famlly, r of PitrsBeW,, Mrs. Prank Deltx. of Alwmy>\and Joseph Bacon and iitilerdsughter ate turkey with Mrs. Bicpn on Christmas. , Wm^O.~WoJte-.was .home from HtWsoia for Christmas. .^Efforts are -beiag- made to have t ^^^stmMiexereiewon Wednea- aayeTening a aocoeasi •'• <_J • • The most severe wind storm in several years occurred here cn Thursday although no serious dam­ age resulted. Mrs. Geo. Marshall and Maud Sackett spent Christmas at Profi Meyer's In Pittsfleld. Leroy Cummlngs, of Kingston, is visiting friends in this vicinity. Fred Baldwin is spending his Christmas vacation in Connecticut Two weeks vacation in the dis­ trict school. ' ', Receipts ot the Christmas sale $50 60. On account of the storm the Thursday evening sale was post- pjotfed\ until Friday. The attendance.^ ^ was rather small but the tine vsrletyVcK^ of article* were aH disposed oL ^? s r t>n. Xlclday evening, Dec 33,thft^y^ pupils of our vlllasre school gave;'an;^|? entertainment v oonslsting of a l>laiy |J §j atod-^ Christmas'- recitations. ;,2Eh «W;g pupils ^nd «psk;^eir part admlra^>ly |s# and^taUch^re^iCisjdue Miss Batly;;^ torlier-cartful^raiBin^ •A-fter|^ejM| '<ft^eiiola ^t ^liW->nTSi v t^l»'iyoio1a|^ %heMs ^t^m -*w^'y^| pupj ^ua .^^^e^ r ^erxl^gladstoiaje«x»o^mu*:hllot«

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