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Chatham semi-weekly courier. (Chatham, Col[umbia] Co[unty], N.Y.) 1903-1907, January 31, 1906, Image 1

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l \ITTH1 TSATE&K.:C0£. -CO;., JfLYvWEDNESDAY, JANUARY 31, 1906. 2To- 87 : reward for these services, .narorwas any really-adequate pay- I meat sought or accepted for them. Nor wereJheJLgl .ven reluctantly norT T hat OltoReadCTS Will be _with— proteatatioPB of the trajibifl, 1 -f ^S^^^Sr*^' ^^P- f «\M«4 hjo. Instead, these manifold ^f%*l |w {and unrewarded labors were under- | taken always with cheerfulness and $}^Miti&?!iiW*to tfie Hearts almost as if they were a part of the •&ffi^H'$UHitis»&T. |P r °P er dft y' 8 wor *> never as it he ' ftVt^#i&«i»1«fri s n \ere at great sacrifice, conferring jttlg^oi new, LePWon. i*4tavor,-lt-was -tbi8 -deroted-loyalty- •j —r—s , of helpfulness, tfeis zeal for others ,(Specl«d^^pondence.) tnat made hIm a j lving deflnltldtfof jroHloTTB^impult to name a that neigborliness which Christ flwt t^f^^wZ3Jsd»B«a. -Hhoae. taught ' and few, too few, have -heTfelt as.deeply and by so [sought to follow. Mr. Haight's family lite was unusually happy. No one outside that circle can adequately speakot bis kiDdness and consideration as rwab'abd and father, though gleams ot the inner light were often visible outside the windows at the home. He leaves a widow, two sons, Henry and Clayton I., of the firm of Haigbt BWO 1< ,u .whose that of Isaac T, death you briefly jlcied last week, For ail the dof his aotive life, Mr. Haight i oloBely identified with the •being of the town, and unlver- ' recognized as an influence for ^upbuilding of the community, i btthe most unassuming and tous bearing, he- ^ad-faros.\ Kew LelTihoa \SpriHRHun* ^lng ;{or,7ahejruBhiuR methods |Vhicfr {?many seek prominence, When- service was required of ln t ,whp «e honesty of purpose, I 'intelllgenpe, and clearsighted everyone felt perfect trust, jwas Instinctively called upon. ji.uiingJifs, service as school-com- [ loner,. he left jm. Jmpress on '.minds of the numerous teachers i whom he came in contact which remains fixed In their memory. ; shrewd counsel In regard to Ir numerous and vexatious prob- waa no less valuable to them tne keenly sympathetic kind- rwith which it was a-lven. ' a long aeries of years he was ice of the peace and it is doubt- if any man who ever-held that ce ever\ used it more effectively 'the service ot his feilow-citizenB in he. But he always discouraged in the beginning of litigation. never sought to win notoriety ; the oases be heard. Though bis iowjedge of law, as. practically pplied tjo rural affairs was unusually ras 't. .he never desired to \air it\ jjrhrcguitTor elsewhere. »Xel it was iiWavsgjit the service; of ^srry neigh* thrtnta felt the need of. it. It was Evident that he rather desired to be peacemaker among neighbors ban a judge between litisants. lany a case of threatened law-suit Thloh came to him was cleared up ind settleo\ without friction, through lis impartial advice and mutually friendly suggestion. For several fears he also acted as railroad coin- aissloner for the town. When New Lebanon Grange was j »r«anized «trie .\cb6ice for Master fell naturally and inevitably upon him, End his invaluable'' 'leadership in jihoiae days of the organization con- mt0d/ \ more than any other line? element to its steady and lthtril growth. At first, in the |fck of a, equable ball, the grange aetln rooms be secured for its at the- vacant Wyompnock louse,' land for a long; time he Bed, of a winter, to walk over to he. hotel from his home, a mile »ay, build the fires, fill the lamps, jreep-the-TOdlnSr-go-baek nome to. io%\a-chare85iana get Ms supper l^beh return to preside as Master, was only by accident that this tolly uurewarded service to the! frig grange .was discovered. He two daughters,Mrs. John S. Nugent of New, York city, and Mrs. Wilbur F. Martin or Colorado. The family ask the writer ot this to include an expression of their thanks tor the kindness and sym­ pathy of their neighbors during Mr. Haight's illness. A. P. H. BIG BANQUET . Given by the Albany Chamber of Com­ merce on Saturday Evening/ r . The fourth annual dinner of the Albany Chamber of Commerce was held at the Ten Eyck on Saturday evening and it was by rar the most attractive dinner ever given by that organisation^—Over 250 member* and their suests sal down at 35 tables. The speakers' table was beautifully decorated with roses and srmlax interspersed. Throughout the dr'aolngB were hundreds of small red, white and blue, Incandescent electric lights. Butterflies of Bags covered, the walls back of the speakers^jgfi^Aod ift^tJhe<center; was a \largff'c^lt^oSatma .iorniie State. All of .-tne. small, tables were decorated with out flowers, smilax and potted plants. The menus were the most beauti­ ful ever seen in, Albany, the outer cover being of Frencft Illuminated onion skin paper on which the seal of the Chamber of Commerce was embossed in orange and goidr~The cover wus en waved with the seals of the state and city and the day and occasion of the dinner. On the first inside page was a floe picture, In photo-gravure.of Governor Higgles prioted on hand made Japanese vellum, the balance of the pages were devoted to the menu, toasts, musical selections, etc. Unique Illustrated song sheets printed on old-fashioned straw wrapping paper and tied with a coarse beinp cord were also given to eaco of the Miners. The ice was served in a delicate box made In the shape of a chrysanthemum. The instrumental music was fur­ nished by a brass and string orchestra of fifteen pieces-. The toastmaster was William H, McElroy, of New York and other speakers were* Julius M. Mayer; Attorney-General; Senators -John TJHE _ RIDER FAMILY. SomcJFacts Concerning its Early His- t Older-Readers 1 interested In.— ' [Special Correspondence.] -The Bider family came to America, or Plymouth, Mass., in 1833. /They resided in Yorkshire County, Eng­ land, East and West Biding. A Mr. rBTdWwho lives in Maine has sent me some account of our ancestors. He thinks the name was originally Bytber. One of bis grandfathers, baniel Bider. a student at Dart­ mouth College, changed bis name from Bider to Bylher (old style). The Bider coat of arms was a.blue field with three golden crescents. I Tbe name Bider came from the Kings' armed riders in ' war, now called cavalry (See Gieen'6 History of England.) My paternal grandfather was Ben- jamln^ son of William, son of William'. Mv grandmother's name was Freeborn Hicks, daugnter of Weston Hicks, wbo was for ten^years assistant to tbe Governor or Massa­ chusetts, answering to Lieuten­ ant Governor nf „to-day. He lived at Newton, now Cambridge, Mass. He moved there to wbat is now Newport, B. I., where be bad. at the time of the Revolution a large estate. Although a member of tbe Society of Friends, be was obnox­ ious., to the British who annoyed him by cutting down his fruit trees and destroying nis fences. He had no sorts to peroetuate a family sur­ name; he named father's mother Freeborn (long a family name.) A much loved cousin (one of uncle Jonathan's daughters) bore that name as did one of uncle Benjamin's daughters. Benjamin was father ot tbe late Luther Bider ot Chatham, whose mother was a sister of aunt Maicy's, Grandmother Freeborn Hleks Elder V.aa a Quaker preacher but her husband at tbe time of their marriage was not a Quaker. A Lieutenant Samuel Bider was dealt fcwlth acs ^T^td^he phraseology 5 l tte iol that day foi resisting and officer wjho ^riea to impress\ some of his men for the war between England and Holland when Cromweil vas Lord Protector of Enaland. O. G. B. 8. —t— SNAKE ON ICE, Years Gone By. -£OeSHf& BACKWARD. Some Things That Were Transpiring A Qoarter Century and Less ago. Tw«nty-flvi itm Ago tMi Wstk. John tfudoipb was appointed janitor of the public school at Chat­ ham. William Bogowskl purchased the property on Main street, Chatham, occupied by Smith & Clark and the residence occupied by H. M. Ford. Two children of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Murray, i f Chatham, died of diphtheria. Mr. ann Mrs. J. W. Bonght, of Ohatbam,observed the 15th anniver­ sary of their raarriaee. Chatham had a Good Templars lodge with <36 members. Truman Stupplebeen bought the Ohqrles Bobmson farm at Ghent. Charles J. Arnold and Miss Mary Dman, ot Ghent, were married. Fanny Gerst. of Valatie,-and Geo. A. Payn, of New York, were married. C. H. Carpenter purchased a farm near New Britain. John E. Francisco became pro­ prietor of the \Francisco House\ at Chatham. Edward McEvoy, of Chatham, sustained a broken thigh by being thrown into an empty bleach vet at Shufelt'a paper mill. Mrs. W. H. Puiver, of Valatie. sold her residence to Peter W. Springsteln, for 13000. Thomas Buck and Lizzie Brack- ley, botn of EjLnderhook, were married. i , - ... • . .. „„ Baines and Thomas F. Grady and Ifcnot »e»a«» it WBB his p oper Morelanrt. Governor er have been .known fpr bis teil- Born in Chatham in 1821. Our Yalafie Correspondent Doesn'tJ Doabt Oar Story. The incredulity of some people Is wonderful. , Doubt was expressed In last Saturday '8 Courier as to the truth of the \mre\ occurrence which some papers bad published regarding the killing of a tbren- foot-long snake .an tne ice on Wild's pond recently. If a anaKe wouldn't crawl on tbe ice to cool off with the mercury at SO In the shade ahere would be gol If anyone should tind it, wouldn't be be likely to kill it? Would anyone say he killed it If he hadn't? It is a \rare\ occur­ rence but nothalfjao \lare\ as it Would be for a snake to be found on tha~ ice in tbe pond in tbe summer with tbe thermometer at 80 degrees. There are a good many \rare\ occurrences in Valatie. A man came in and paid tbe writer a bill the other day that haB been stand­ ing (or running) a year. Speaking of \rare\ tilings you should see some of the rare steak at some ot our'boardlng houses. Wbat la rarer ^.jfiHi^tlwit cbaracter- rflndntoif 'br ^cpoie add desire' Hannah Hunting ^Jaipenter died ^bah «^Intex-w-Hh summer weather I fti|* o'thara which, ihade btm-tbe j an . U in Pine Plalos. aged 84 No. no I,don't doubt anything that Brihfeighbor'iie-'was. \ years 9 months. The KegiBter ot comeB from Valatie; even though CBd^?^allfit ) iiraa >ip 'tliat i ela- that vlace says that ««Iu 1816 her the regular correspondent didn't D^dl ^%fiboJt4tiatl3rr. Haight lather purchased a farm at Chatham. Solid-it in, until you have made an S £&a ( ^irj [gu^^|>e<B r iBi tbe hearts Four Corners, now .Chatham, Col- investigation. Valatie can show ^^^K'l ^S^^HBh -totoo.w utntota Co, N. Y%, and -amlorated'; ^§t1f^^^^e \^^-a%tt8y.far« there fromDutcheM^Co.\ thaVyear., ^|J^&^N ^|^j^^t^^'hlnv The farm dwelling I ^aywblre .thV tntn'o ^we^^^ to present dwelllng'uf Souls.-Jki'JPayn, moja^'rare''' things than any vlll- age;ar6und here of half its size if \?rsrtV'meanV\nalf i done.\ >f;A ;aem 'and.haa.ar'l«en In New. 3t*ork •^tfi ^r ^^Vop^bn in-'dealing with ^^^K^g^^p,caBd-aii.or^ui> Twtnty Yam Ago Thh> WMk Jacob Harder purchased 12 acres of the Latimer farm near Ohatbam. Miss Stlrk, of Pougbkeepsie, organized a dancing class at Stan- wlx Hall, Chatham. : .(.Tbe Chatham taxcpUectdr -received $6,500 at one sitting at Stanwix Hall': Postmaster McCIellan, of Chat- bam, purchased tbe B. A. Dicker- man residence on Hudson avenue- Francisco, Sanford & Co., opened an insurance and brokerage office ID tbe Masonic building, Chatham. J New scenery was being painted for Barton's ball, Obatbam. Maggie Beilley and Frank Mc- Connel, of tbe Ghent school won prizes offered by Mrs. G, T. Powell for compositions on \Temperance.\ Miss Pena Abart and Geo. Neyer were married at Gnent, Rev C. W. Havens' donation at Bed Bock amounted to $90.00. John Baeder bought tbe Frederick Shoemaker farm at Einderhook for $6,355.19 Tne Einderhook Knitting Co put new horizontal steam engine in tbelr plant. Scarlet fever prevailed at North Obatbam. Ellas Wllllam8and wife, otOanaun 4 Corners, observed tbe 60tb anni­ versary uf their marriage. St. John's fair was In progress at! Valatie. A daily paper was issued glvjng an account of tbe fair, the contests, etc. Ten-Inch ice was being cut at Valatie. A roller skating rink was in operation at Fhllmont. \Daddy Worden,\macbinlSt about 70 years, died at Chatham. He was the proprietor of the School street machine shop. Wiltale & Hunt opened a meat market at Chatham. W. J. Beebe, of Ohatbam. signed to pitch for the Monitor base ball team of New York oity. Morrlssey purchased tbe farm near Chatham for Jobo Adams $3800 Omistian Fatting leaned tbe Clarence Kit tell farm at West Ghent. George Kline purchased tbe Daniel Falls tarm near Klorierbook. Won. Powell sold bis interest in tbe Bed Bock store to J. J Powell. Asa Gage leased tbe Andrew Van Buren rarm at Kluderbook. A freshet did much damage in various parts of tbe county Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Goold moved 1 Into their new house at Chatham Centre . Fire destroyed 3*5000 worth of] machinery in the Akin kDittlng mill at Pbllmont. William Jones opened a »a«on painting shop at Cauaao Fouri Corners. Bev. L. W Curtis of tbe town of CanaaD, closed a 22-year pastorate of the Congregational church at BicPmnnd. Albert Band purchased tne Van Deusen*property on Hudson avenue In Chatham. O. H. Mason purchased tbe Bogowskl residence on River street 8mitb Angell, of Gbent sustained a fractured leg while drawing lugs Cbades Plass, ot Gallatin pur chased Mrs. Anna Lindsay's farm at Ancram and John Hoyt of Ancrain bouccbt a farm at Church- town. C. E. Linsler leased tbe Htockport store. It was voted to purchase a site tor a new sehoolbouse atStuyvesant Falls, at a cost of $350, Diagram of Total Eclipse oi the Moon, February 9. ALBANY CAPITOL SAFE. UN- Assembly Stairs Need Fixing Again And Other Parts of *he Building Hay Have to be Repaired. The trustees of state'publlc build­ ings at Albany, N. Y., Saturday afternoon instructed Bobert J Hill, superintendent of public buildings, to close all approaches to the Assembly staircase In tne state capitoi, including tbe entrance to tbe Assembly chamber and tbe elevators leading tnereto. Tbis action was taken on tbe recommend­ ation of tbe state architect, George L. Heine, on tbe basis ot a report made to bim by William Barclay Parsons and Daniel E Moran, expert engineers ot New York city, after an examination of the Assem­ bly staircase, which bas been under suspicion for several months. The engineers have reported that tbe integrity of tbe capitoi building as a whole should be Investigated in tbis connection, including tests of tbe foundations. With reference to tne orumbling conditions of the Assembly stair­ case, tbe engineers advise that the (\conditicnB which caused the cracks, observed for several years, are still In f jrce, and that a state of great Internal stress exists in tuat part of tbe structure, ahcl that tbe public should TDB excluded from tbe use of tne staircase because of the danger of falling pieces of stone or of a collapse of the staircase. It is believed by those familiar with the conditions that tbe situation is exceedingly serious, and, at the best.part of'tne building will be out of use for two or three years. Made Imbecile by Cigarettes. Charles L. Moore, twenty-five years old.. of Wnltinsvllle. B. I was co'uiml£ted to the Worcester Insane Hospital ?an. 24. According to testimony' given by physicians, incessant cigarette smoking Is responsible for the young man's condition. A policeman Informed the court that Moore smoked at Charles Penrose became proprietor-least- eight boxes ot cigarettes each Moon's Eclipse. An Interesting Article by Mr. L. M. Muzzey. It will pay you to arise at 2 a. m. on Febuary, 9 and see the Eclipse, if the \Weather is Fair. of the depot restaurant at Ohatbam,. John Lawrence' 'and E. Shaver purchased building lots, of •cJpbn fiodgera at Nivervtlle . ;Mra^:S: s O. Knight purchased thel hardware' business of F^B: ^Knight v Leopard Hammer-pUrcl»»!»ed.the HJgglns:fa&^Ca^^^»^ embar'k^^ day. -He had, been continuing tbis practice for the last two years, and how he is,an imbecile. The doctors sajd 'that do' account of- nicotine poisoning tne man's mind is entirely blank. . * * . & . l&ont^fentlotu '\ cpnyentlon^joJMthB Masonic. •:;VJrhe 7 „„ _ several' I'odgea. o£ the ^Fou^teehth MsVoSId'Sllstrloti 1 win be held at St.- iro^nytH ^rft^^ iStnfeihVeon ^'tlonV 'jtlU be,\undei:.| ^llr^bni;t^P#^>t^ilne1£; !, [Specl&l Correspondence,] Tbe total eclipse of tbe moon, wblcb will take place during the eaily morning bours of the ninth of Februarv, will be a very interesting phenomenon, ir the weather con­ ditions should prove favorable Altbougu occurring at that portion of tbe night which we are accua tomed to devote to sleeping, it will repay one to witness it. Many things in science seem simple to ue to-day that to our forefathers, were sbrouaed In inscrutable mystery. It is difficult for us to imagine bow deeply ecllpea affected men's minds before the dawn of astronomical science. To tbera they were with­ out the order of nature—terrlole presages of dire events, and at Borne at one time, it was blaspbemv and punisbed by law, to talk publicly of tbeir being due to natural causes. Tbe earliest recorded observations of lunar eclipses were tbose mane at Babylon in ttie veare 719 and 720 before Christ It is probable that the cause of lunar eclipses was not so easy to guess as was that ofsclat ones: put a great number could not bnve been observed, and tbeir times of occurrence recorded, without its being noticed that tbev alwa>e ; occurred at full moon, when the | -eartb was opposite the sun Tbe. idea that tbe earth, cast a sbadut* | and that tbe moon passed into it, could then bardly tail to suggest itself. Tbe reason why eclipses of the moon only occur cccaslonally, Is of the eame general nature with that of the rare occurrence of solar eclipses. The centie of*the carte's shadow is always, like the sun, in tbe ecliptic, or in tbe plane uf tbe earth's orbit aiouod tbe sun. Tbe path of tbe mooo around tbe eartb. howpver, Is inclined to tbe ecliptic about five degrees , so tbat unless tbe moon happens to be very near tbe ecliptic, and therefore very near one of tbe nodes at tbe lime of full moon, she will fail to strike tne shadow, passing above or below it douietimesa wbole year passes with out there being any eclipse of the moon It may Interest tbe readeis of tbe Courier to observe from tbe diagram here presented tbe manner in whtoh the February eclipse will ocour. This diagram is reproduced from a large scale drawing made by the writer, from which may be read to within a few seconds,tbe exact times of the.different pn&aea ot the eclipse. Tbe large shaded circle represents 4he shadow cast by the eartn into space, and; the moon during this eclipse^rjasSes -nearly through the centre^of the shadow—a distance, of about 5700 miles. The smallnees of the cut'/ necessarily precludes show* tog the. elements of the eclipse used on - the large drawing, -andeduced from .data given in \the 1 Nautical Almanac' foivl&pd, CutV bilelvstita- mehteVlll- :'>hable \tfilev rMde^tp ipilSif trie mobri froniypn&^MH^J, atbothgj ^'Ir. -^tts^lM^ai^peii% cooes in contact with the penumhra, tbe space of partiHI shadow sur­ rounding the umbra ur full eLoduw Tbe tlmo ia given opposite the centre of tbe nioou, 11 54 P. M.— the circumference being then tangent to tbe penumbra ctrcle. There will be but little diminution of light, bowever, for an hour follow ing After traversing tbis outer spaoe, wblcb is about equal to tbe lunar diameter, tbe moon tben touches the dark shadow at three minutes before one o'clock and this Is wbere tbe eclipse proper begins. In about an hour or at 1 58 (not 5M as in figure) tbe moon will be entirely within tbe shadow, and the eclipse is said to be total. Wben tbis occurs, it is found tbat sbe 1 B not entirely invisible, but still faintlo eblnea with a lurid copper-colored light. Tbis lignt is retracted Into tbe shadow by the earth's atmosphere, and Its amount may be greater or less acoording to the quality of clouds and vapor in tbe atmosphere around tbat belt of tbe eartb wblcb tbe sunlight must graze in order to roach tbe moon. Fiftv minutes later, at 2.47 A. M., tbe moon is at tbe center or tbe umbra. Tbe next interestlna point Is where the edge of tbe moon will begin to emerge again into tne-light at 8 36 A M. At i 37 Bbe hB8_ passed entirely out of ber dark veilf.\ and within an hour will snlne In her full splendor When we consider t^ 'act that It requires equations embracing about, nine hundred teims to account for the irret^ulatities ID tbe motions Ot tbe moon, we may well admire tbe splendid uebievement of astrono­ mers in nui'plyinf; us with data so mrurate.that \ teutb >>T a eecond la considered a l;iroe margin *ln pre- diotitm these cei.-stlal phenomena. L. M. MCZZKX,—, RESTOCK WITH SHADl' — -i Senator Smith will Introduce Bill try. Establish a New Plan. State Forest Commissioner James' S. Whipple, Senator Sanford .Itji Stnitn, Assemblyman E. Washburn; HcoviU. tbe Legislature , and.^&ei\ Governor are expected to co-operate In a new attempt to restock the' Hudson river with shad, tne finest^ of food fishes. > ^ - \->T Bens tor Smith has already froob munlcated to Commissioner Whipple? bis intention ot introducing«,i>iU for the purpose, and tbe commis­ sioner expects soon to meet -*hfl ! senator with toraer Game and Fisn Protector Matthew Kennedy, of Hudson, in a conference as to the details of tbe legislation ana the meanB to accomplish the object. is to adupt the Connecticut system of establishing State shad ponds of preserves in the streams which empty into the Hudson, and there\ deposit tbe shad fry which have heretofore been dumped ,lnto the Hudson liver with no visible result in the way of restocKing the rfver with ahad,*\ Death of Hilton Hoore. Hilton v: Hoore, a tormef ^iSsnt of O ^iqmbiX '^uhty Bnd^ J a ^^ine bwser |^nV \<^)ldiado. dIed}^e0ti 'iiJ3yJ He vj^'insri^cWnfi aome ^otWs mine ^rop «W '%^eek'aEto Sand 'ayl : '^Hen hV'l^'^pyfn Vflbatt 17a fy«S^f| .tnbulgh^ialiyejWnen reach'ea^rie/ died

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