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CHATHAM. COL• C0„:Si Y.. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17, 1906. No. 83 ^itoxmfejiay^t St. £ A Ghattham Lkdy Spending the Winter in Bermuda, Tffrites of an Interesting Annual Island* Event on the fCoirespondonco of Tho Courlor.) ID England and all her colonies tbe day alter Christmas, called \Boxing Day,\ is devoted to box log, athletic games, amusements and pleasures of every bind. It is a legal holiday and all business is • eupBended sad all baoks and public . olHce.8 are-closed. Boxing Day, December 2flth, 1905 i was-a- typically Bermudian one. Although the sunshine was warm i and bright, It was cool enough to Wear toD_coata and wraps; a brisk - north wind made the air so pure and clear that it was like spiced wine for exhilarating one's spirit, The sky was of that fathomless blue which Is peculiar to Bermuda^ A' party of us spent the day at Bf. Georges. To reach there we had a charming carriage drive of twelve miles—the greater part of which was along the water's edge. James F. - Foster's' poem gives a true word picture of the coloring of the scenery by the way: - ( Beit), aea u sifter to tho sky And cedared bills encircling lie. The wh,ito roads winder In between The codntryeldesjof living green. =\= • BrigbHrlde»eont-w»ten» tnlne^ » Where purples, greens and bluce ontwlnc. Aronnd tho fnlr, enchanted Isles, Such «re the w*y& Bermuda smiles.' The bard, smooth, coiallne road was lined with vehicles laden with \nfilifary. and civilian 'r6ik^-drawhr by horses and donkeys; together witn bioyclea and -pedestrians—'all on pleasure bent Our first stopping plaqe was at tho \Devil's Hole,\- and here I must relate an amusing incident about the name before describing the place. FrascatI is a . hamlet through which we passed, not far distant fiorri the Devil's '-Hole, and at Frasoati lives the Archdeacon; directly opposite bis •.home, with tneTTFnaer pointing to jthe entrance, is a sign post witb -ithe words. \To the Devil's Hole.\ , The Devil's Hole is a natural. well or cavern, sixty .feet deep and full / of ocean water. A subterranean channel Is 'supposed to convey the sf-Water from the ocean fo.~it. • It > receives Its name from a peculiar, weirdy noise produced by the tidal faction of the ebb and flow. It Is J|covered_uy a smalt wooden house, r £kspT~b:? an old man who, for one 4he ir(dMcw»t-waters on both sides. This causeway is - nearly two miles In length and cost $125,000, one quarter of which price watt paid by the—Imperial-Government, the-reet-coralitie by the Bermndlans, It is a useful means of connecting the main island with St. Georges. Before it w as built one had to go by boats, propelled by men using a hawser, a very slow, tedious process of navigation, especially In stormy weather. St Georges Is a small town and It streets are narrow. Its buildings, like those in Hamilton, are made of white coraline stone, cut in the numerous quarries of the Islands nut while in Hamilton the'white washed roofs and bouses are daz- zllngly white In the brisrbt sun shine, in St. Georges the ronfs are covered with the moss of years and the sides of houses are grey and solied with Time's finger prints. There is an air of antiquity about St. Georges, both from the stability o'f its old structures and rrom the somewhat Spanish style of Its architecture, which curries one back to the early days of tne settle­ ment of these islands. This quaint, old-fashioned town was formerly the capital and only town of Ber­ muda. • It was nu tried in honor of Sir Georco Homers, who. was sbip- wreoked off St. Geortte's Island on the 28th July, 1609. He wrote that these Island whi -re \the richest, bealtbfullest and ploasantest\ he ever Baw. It was owing to his report that' the Bermudas became an English colony. In 1612, with a charter from King James I, sixty. is in a fine state of preservation and services are \bela\ there \regularly. We noticed tombs with dates 1670, 1700, 1783. etc. The high wails oftho-old-graveyard of were thickly covered with the moss and green mold of neaily three centuries. At a quarter to five in the evening we returned'<o our carriage for our twelve miles homeward drive. We came home by a different route, along the North Shore, which was beautiful with the white-capped waves raging, seething and chasing each other until they crushed them selves out of existence on the rocks. The sunset was a beautiful one. Wind clouds were floating over us and a rift of gold was made in them and many shafts of golden light were seat out throtigb the clouds Into the blue sky beyond, whence they were reflected into the, wnters below giving the foaming waves a soft, mellow radiance. We passed the race-course on oui way home, where they had had Boxing Day races- this fact we well knew from the many teams which we bad met, speeding and racing homeward. Our last mile was over my favorite walk to the north shore over the hill, where the smooth, white road lies between two high walls of rock, covered with the life plant, ferns and mosses; past Lang tdu, Governor 8tewart's borne, where the gay. profuse growth of bougapviilea is a flgral wonder for camera Mends and for post cards pist that part or the hill where one gets a pretty little picture of the white roofs of Hamilton, the towers an •if shilling entrance fee, unlocked the 'fdoor for us. The \Hole* Is filled '2wlth many different kinds of flsb: J-groiipers. red snappers, ilng and \\itfueen triggers, four-eyed Bsh, rock .^'flsh\ cow fish arid tfie'Bermiidlan .^mascot Cthe an^el flsn). One Uods |-on all souvenirs and remembrances, 'mun sevep feet tall, who had beon -.tyjpi6al-of—Bermuda, a picture of for mauy years with Baraum's |\cedsrs and palms, and green bills, with the blue sky over all as canopy; past Pembroke church; past the Convent to our corner, and we were home, tired but happy, just as the clock in the Parliament Buidings chimed six. S. K. A SENATOR SMITH. He Takes Senator Ambler's Place on -> The Committees. immigrants arrived and rounded |^of the Cathedral; set In a frame of the town of St. Georges. We visited the memorial tablet to Sir George Homers, whlob was inserted in the wall of the Public Gardens near the entrance, and bis heart was interred under the tablet, his body being conveyed to Whitchurch. Dorset, England. It seemed fitting that his heart should be buried on She— Islands \that\he'lo'ved-rioTwell. St. Georges, possesses a l»rge_ancl excellent barhor and is beyond question the seaport of the Islands, but the channel Is bf Insufficient depth to float vessels of large size. Tue water adds picturesqueness to the town's quaintness. Then. thaJarge military force of the many scarlet coats .of \Tommy Atkins\ give just the touch of color and the bit^of life to the old town, necessary to rouse it from the dead sleep to tbe dreamlike state which now prevails. The. fortifications of St George are of immense-strength and it is tbe headquarters in tbe whole colony of fl. M. Artillery forces. - We brought our lunch with us and ate it In tbe Public Gardens, 'under the shade of a palm\; some of these palms are one hundred and fifty years old, towering above tbe leBser but none tbe less beautitul bfarubs and flowers of rare kinds. After lunch we ooarded a fetry- boat. going towards 8t David's Lighthouse, .the tide being too low to permitritto get there. We went tbe ferry-boat's course and returned. Ou board tbe-bout with us was a \Senator James U. McEwan, of Albany, was appointed chairman of tbe Senate committee on Insurance Thursday by Lieutenant Governor Bruce, Senator McEwan takes the place of the late Senator Henry S. Ambler of Oolumbia, who presided over tbo committee last winter. Associated with thmAlbany senator on tne Insurance committee are Senators Malby, Fancber. Oogges- ball. Page, Drescber, Smltb, Fraw- lev and Rlordao. Lieutenant Governor Bruce an­ nounced that be bad appointed Senator Saoford W. Smith of Colum­ bia a member »of tbe committees in which vacancies existed by reason of tbe death of Senator Ambler. Senator Soiltn introduced a reso-1 lutlon in honor of tbe memory of tbe late Henry S. Ambler, senator uf the tweotyfourcn district. The resolution called for.tlie selection of a committee to prepare a memorial minute and to arrange for_a memo rial service. GRANGE FIRE INS. CO. The 8th Annual Meeting of Dutchess and Columbia Patrons'. Fire Relief Association. The 8th Annual Meeting of tbe D. & U. P. F. B Assn. was held in MHIerton Jan Otb and was uttended by most all tbe directors and a number of stock holders from various parts of the two oountles. A memorial resolution In regard to tbe death of Kecretary Frank Boucher was unanimously adopted. Resolutions we>t< also passed rela­ tive to the ^leatn of Vice President H. S. Ambler The auilltiae committee's report showed that tho accounts wete all correct and ttie organization in a prosperous condition annual repot t is as follows Number of policies at last report Number of policies issued during year Number ot polices cancelled and expired. Number of policies Decern - oer 31, 1905 Amount of lisks at Inst report Amount of risks written during year Amount of risks cancelled And expired Amount of risks December was The 2,07 CHEROKEE ABANDON­ ED. ! MAN WANTED Captain Archibald and his Comrades Left Doomed Vessel Last Night. Some Results of a Matrimonial Advertisement. Atlantic City, N. J., Jan IS — Captain Archibald, bis two mates and tbe life saving crew, who had . refused to leave tbe steamer Chero- tnio l? Not long since, a woman matri­ monially Inclined, living not far from Chatham, inserted in a paper, an advertisement reading soine- llke this \Young and kee, which lies stranded on tbe Brlgantlne. Shoals, two miles of! shore, to-night abandoned the vessel. Waves were rolling over the deck and pounding against the pilot bouse. The steamer, valued at about a half million dollars, probably will be a total loss. To-night two big wrecking tugs and a lighter are by tbe steamer, ready to of whatever is worth the 2,309 $5,0111,000 1.372.G2 .16,97 3181,1905 $5,86fi,650 Gain during past year $82f>,65i>. Average annual rate of losses $1.18 per thousand. The new Board of Directors elected are: E. .T Preston. Amenia E. Knickerbocker, Bangall, K A Denton, Wing's Sta., J. 8. Niver, Plue Plains; J W. Bkidmoie Moore's Mill; O ;B ibel. Verbank B. F. Burr, Pawling, A.B. Howes East Chatham: W. S. Higgles, Spenceitown; J. P. Fulton, Red Hook; F. Bion Van Alstyne, Sin derbookr J. H. Russell, Hopewell Junction; H S. Morehouse Amenia; E. K. Davis, Holmes; A DeGarmo, Arlington; W. T. Wing Clldton Cor; G. M. Siee, Millerton Gurdon Swift, Mlllbrook; G. A Temple, Lebanon Springs; H. 0. Spengler, Humphrey vilte; Arthur Van DeuseQ. jSillsdale; and from that number E. J. Preston was chosen President; W. S. Higgles Vice President; G. M. Slee, 'easurer; Udwln Knickerbocker, Seoretary. Real Estate News. Tne following real estate transfers have been recorded at the County Ch-rk's office for.the week ending, January IStbj_ Margaret Staveusop--and Archie Latterly to Nellie E. Barrlnger, jfcaP^—: the angel flsb, commanding as -dls- .Oircus^poslng us \The Giaut,\ -P'ao&_Qa tbe^Be/riiiidlBD under the sbow name of \Ufa/or cpfftlif r \auua. i w WJ'tti thejV.resplen.dr'Lang.\ He hud Imbibed too much \eat nttl.re^f^tjliies,.s;greens and-- Cbrianuus egg-oogg and BoSng f,yellowag}e.amlngX B * u ',<?'88r waters Day punch, .and consequently bad -^oMhe^DdvJlla^reAhd^geMsb-to^b^elped^ the boit, ana jiftfirJjK festive air.^a Boilng-Dar he was on, Kind spent most of tbe| Angelina B. Heath to Nlles Smith c^stutne. r itjme la, falling down, so that we and wife. Ohatham, $2,700. jTadrtva quite a gManc*; along, were^uu^'to^e him in tne great-1 SurahD. Woodln to John G. Rowe jHarripgton 8 u und, a banUtlfuOand. ness of file full height. On account locKed piec6 -nf wa'tel, tKu. ,oo|y of^riislbatioli Jie'had lost his giant- . entrance % to^ which' .Isf Sunder;^the' aljip-tift tJarnuin'a-and so returned .«-r».att^^.Pridge > .> where, itgejuwag*^o^tal's. .'-native soil. St. David's way£*ccprd^vBermuda..' |. r ? 4^^M^' na r ^ l : 6 '^Pe^pKl|nauc>^ia:nd-i8 so small that WflMfi? a t,DV * at8r Power. to v-^t'jjs completely-covered by half a Hillsdale. $500. Sarah D. Woodin, et al, to John G.-Rowe, nillsdale. $650. Arthur Smith, to William B. Austin, e\t ano., Stockport; $1.00 Insane by Cigarettes. Why Counterfeited. Did you ever see a counterfeit ten dollar bill? Yes. Why was It counterfeited? Because it was worth counterfeit- ng. Was the ten-dollar bill to blame? No. Did you ever see a scrap of brown paper counterfeited? No. Why not? Because It Is not worth counter­ feiting. Did you ever «ee a counterfeit Christian? Yes, lots of them. Wuv was be counterfeited? Because he was worth counter- felting. Was he to blame tor being counterfeited' No. -Bethany Tidings. Han Lost, Strayed or Stolen. Has anybody seen J. I. Leggett, farmer, of daverack, within aj week? He is suposed to te either!, lost, strayed or stolen,ana a reward may be offered for him If he does! not return soon. Leggett, who is' about 4.5 years old, -Worked on \the\\ Capt, J. Van Ness Philip ptae'e^nq' the Coiabarlck road leading from Claverack.—Hudson Republlcap.4 ^ 8tuniling strip her salvage. During Casto, who sensational from tbe steamer, weut out to the stranded vessel in the 6loop ya:ht Sinbad and brought ashoro all the baggage of the pussengets anil crew All the property was torwanieil to tbe owners tu-night. the day captain Mark yestenlav made the rescue of fiO persons THE LATEST NEWS. Lawyer Chas. E Hughes will sail fur Europe Feb 1. The Philippine tariff bill passed the House yesterday 258 to 71 Convoy, O., a village ot 80u Inhabitants was wiped out by Ore Jan 16. Ex-President Cleveland's brother. Rev W. W. Cleveland, of Columbus, died yesterday Hon. Jos H. Choate was Yester­ day elected president of the State Bar Association. Gov. Higgins has granted a repiieve for Albert T. Patrick. There wlllbea new trial Marshall Field, tbe millionaire merchant, of Chicago, died yester dav In New York. He was horn in 1635. The resolution offered In the State Senate Tuesday to ask Senator Depew to resign, was defeated -by a vote of 34 to 1. W. C T. U. Conference. The second annual conference of the Woman's Christian Temperance Unions of Schenectady, Schoharie, Rensselaer, Montgomery, Gieene, Cohimhla, Albany and .Fulton• Hamilton counties, will, .be held a St. Luke's M. E. church, corner Clinton and Lexington avenues, Albany, «. Y., on tbe twenty -tirth day of January. Mrs Frances W. Graham, President of Start W. C. U will be chairman durjog tbe day and will give an address In tbe evenlns. The presidents of tbe associated counties cordially invite all Inter­ ested in tbe cause of temperance to be present. r Unkra College Abolishes Football.:! ? ;| .vSsbjenecf&dy, Jan. ^-itii^Seet?! Harvard Abolishes Football. Boston, Jan. 15.—Football has been abolished at Harvard, pend- ng a reform In tbe game that will be acceptable to the board of over seers, according to an official announcement to-day from the university. The discontinuance of tbe game is a result of a vote takea last night at a secret meeting of the board of oveiseers, ot wblcb time it was decided that the intercollegiate ff)nt,hhli n\ rTnrynrrl wn<dri not be permitted until the rules and regu latloos had been so changed and amended as to remove wbat the overseers recatd'tis tbe evils of tbe present game. attractive widow, 23 years of age, possessing some money, productive i farm 'and saw mill, wishes to cor­ respond with a iran of good habits Oblect matrimony.\ A locomotive engineer residing In New Haven Conn , who had come to tne con elusion that he bad lived in blessed singleness long enough, swallowed hook,line and sinker and came here to have a look at the attractive widow, the farm, the saw mill and tbe bank book The woman bad given an assumed name but he finally found out (lint 9he lives a matter of three miles from tbe village Accordingly he invested $1 50 with livetyman Wood and started When tie catne back be was the most disgueted man in the state of New York There seemed to be DU doubt In his mind that the wumun was 23 yeurs of age and hue Uceu for thirty years or more He said that by the aid of a powerful uiiseroacope, a divining! rod and a lot of other thing?, he I had utterly failed to locate any trace of tbe farm, tbe saw mill or the bank account He alsc made a remark or two that inclined bis hearers to the conclusion that he had previously seen women In whose mental equipoise he placed more confidence. \Here I've lost my day's wages, my car fare, have missed my train, paid a bott-l bill and have not Tound anything that will fill the bill in the wifo line. This getting married Isn't wbat its ctacked up to be. The wife-hunting experience I have had to-day will last me for a spell at least \ And tbe same advertisement brought substantial Sullivan County farmer to Chatham He wus more eoonomi cal In tbe matter of transportation than tne engiaeer, however, and stat ted out on foot to have look at the widow, farm, mill and ducats. He didn't say much when he got back to town but be looked eighteen large morocco bound volumes. He did, however, coDdde tbe fact to a certain Chatuamlte tbat be had through a similar advertisement, opened correspondenoe with an East Chatham woman with a lonesome feeling but if wbat be bad seen that day was a SUUJDI U of wbat be might expect t> find by going fuither east, he guessed he would make tracks for home. And he did ALONG THE LINE. r?a Some Alleged Facts? Relative to theV ^g Chatham Division'of tie - Rutland Railroad. a | It is understood that two stiangers who lit at New Lteliauon Centre ttifi other dav, gazed long and steadily. at the ni'w d.-pi>t and then prepared a petition to th«* state railroad com- misBouers to re-christen the station\ '~\ \Toidstucl Cr>n(-Iug \ -. 4 Tbe Rutlaud road is now a part. of tbe Central system, the tiubits 0% 'economy of wnich are will kaown.. * jf'; A lot uf tiuif, money ami brain '•'•j matter were used up bv ttie Rutland \ rollcs la=t year hunting Tor gravel _;!• that is lit fur Imllast nee They '\ pah) out uiMiiv .In uts to ibe men V r wbo pottered ur>>und here and .V.\ there, digging il^wn iu'o the fields -3 of several fmim i.-i along ine line to }g And out that there wasn't anything there thut would do to sprinkle all over the neht or w,iv Tiie Central\ folks won t watte iiuy cash on such foolishness They fent their assist­ ant to the !4tli v we-president's office hoy up this way ou a band car the other day to meet trie hunters in the hamlets along the line and bargaiu for )7 dozen woodehucks for spring delivery. As soou as the frost leaves the ground,, (if any ever gets ini battalions these chucks will be liberated aj; different points whete there are gruvel svmproms und allowed tQ scratch dirt to their heart's content. It won't cost the road a cent for the labor and the result will be that it will be demonstrate beyond any* soit of doubt whether its real gravtl or only u thin skum of a cheap\ counterfeit \IS I Creamery Destroyed. The new Homestead Farm cream­ ery at New Lebanon Centre, owned by Abner Haight, was burned to tue ground Monday night. Tbe cause of the Ore, which occurred at 10 o'clock, is unknown There were no inilicntions of anvthioc xmHs when superintendent E li Fitts left tbe building at H p. m. The cteam- ery had KM) patrons It is antici­ pated that tho creamerv will be rebuilt , in the meantime Mt Halclit will endeavor to accommodate his patrons at another creamery. Three railroad officials were ae«tf J= : taking careful measurements of the' front of the station at Wyomanock, in tbe afternoon day before yeareray. This, of course, caused great excite* meDt und widespread speculatlBWr — We are able to state authoritatively tbat tbe measurements were taken for the purpose «f finding out- how- 1 moon must be built onto [the depot' so tbut the painters will have room to paint tbe station name on tbe front ot it Engineer Chauocey Qoold of tfca, mail UDI| esprees is tickled almost to pieces because West Lebanon Station has been discontinued, abandoned or obliterated call it wbat you choose. For vears Ohaun- cey bus been accustomed to make tbe West Lebanon stop with tbe engine cab alongside a burdock stalk which grew rluht up on tbe right of way Iu '8G and bus beeu there ever since. Bill Green with malice? afore- ; thought, or some othei thing, pulled up the stalk and ftjd it to his Holstein heifer tbe other night and as there is nothing else left'to rnarK tile spot where tho station used to be It would be next to impossible to stop in tbe ligbt place. It has been reported \that proceed­ ings are to bo instituted against two Centre Berlin men for marring the hurdwood Hoibb in the-depot--\- tbere bv scratching matches en 1U Ties are beng piled up alone the' sidetracks at tbe various stations and the road will probably be. thor-' ouhsly tied up next spring and - summer ~ ~~~ THE LADIES' AID. Accident to Farmer. 'mWpl]r'-tb;ah61ish J Wotba|^-iVlJiS Mada /^risanja)\ib^^jtlie|Weasive' atnoicltt^ ciif^p^^i^il^ue^ii^ •nun, S6 >aa^1 »lH; n or^o , ^|ikl$ep«l8^. was examined : by\ phyalcUna^.^e^ VFeltman has^bjeen, addicted ,1a Cigarette habit' \ 'aniulted -theni ;F .rpTfl .-a .healtbyv corae thin, bsiblt. K.And vekjjaya'; wl'il, continue; arnpke poftbh^ fist We've put a fine addition on the good old church at home, It s just the latest kilter, with a gallery and dome, It seats a thousand people—finest church in all the town, And when 'twas dedicated, why we planked ten thousand down; That is, we paid five thousand—every deacon did his best— And the Ladies' Aid Society, it promised all the rest. Prant\ A. Htever, B- farmer whajwe've got an organ in the church—very finest in the land, . —- - ^ t ^ thousand pipes or-more, its melody is grand. And •when we sit on cushioned pews and hear the master play, It carries us to realms of bliss unnumbered miles away. It cost a cool three thousand, and it's stood the hardest test; We'll pay a thousand on it—the Ladies' Aid the rest. They'll give a hundred sociables, cantatas, too, and teas; They'll bake a thousand angeicakes, 'and tons of cream they resides near Ahuram, met with a most unfortunate accident last Thursday afternoon. He was using ai corn husking maoulne in his barn,' when his right, hand was caugnt and drawn into themaohine. They'll beg and scrape and to.U'-ahd sweat for seven years of'rmS &jj^ ;And then they'll start jfc^f #iW #>r a cWpet for the m&?*^0 $M , '5 1$ Hi

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