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- -x r .. • / p • v fY*..* * **f; jc^gj, «tt?'6..,c* s BEQL mv. CHATHAM, COL. CO., IT. Y.. WEDNESDAY. FEBRUARY 14. 1906- NO. 91 <*£*8.... IState Grange, fusiiiess Body\ was General Verdict. ht o^the Subjects That j'ceiYed Favorable Con- leration at the Hands ||the State Grangers and lirne Pleasant Incidents. wa8 a \business body\ alegatca tbat met to consider Interests of the Order of na of Husbandry last week at va. One gantlomftn, a larce wner and for several years a ber or the State legislature said ie writer; \I bud no idea tbat itate grange bad so inany men such sound Ideas on such a !ty of subjects and such ability cuss them as was shown at tbis ng. I want to -go again next We believe tbat the ignor xofessed by tbis gentleman Is luusua! among people who have | attended one of these ineet- •, The reports of some of the ittees are models of concise- force (not all so,of course) e would bave no hesitancy in several of these alongside at ever given In any similar ization. The report on legis- written by Judge Huntlnorton, 'arson county,waaa particularly iaper dealing with a variety of ta io a dear and concise er and wltbal quite exhaus- We cite tbis as a elude pie. Growth of the Orange, steady growth of tbe grange oura-?lo2 ID 1003 tbe tutul ersbip was 54,390. One year t bad crept up to'59.398, while 5 tbo figures had Swelled\ t6 At the close of tbe year g September 30, 1905, Seu. {reports 597 granges on bis Tb»s repieseuta a gain of 17 ne year agqji There uave 6 new grangeajprganized dur- he year aud'obe reorganized. granges nnp'e' 'become dor- than durlng.jauy like period- general condition of! the order never so goo** Financially .it 'sound as tbe rocks. The-treas- P. A Welling of Oswego reportel a balance on hand ry 1. 1906,'of $19,280, as com- with $17,967 one year ago. the year he has received from Bee. Giles and $411 ^accrued interest, thus making of $38,535^ The expenditures ; the year hay'e been $10,280. membership.'of the New York grange mog* than doubled in t years thatElliot'B. ITorris n maBter In rounding out ID of office He tiKDs the gavel „o hia successor, George A. iwitb the. satisfaction tbat the B was nevSt ^'fio strong and as now. Mi report was full reeting farJte and'contains suggestions. Mr. NorriB was | in Sodua, N, Y , June 25,! on Mt. Pleasant farm, where ] resides.' His farm consists eres of fertile land in a high ^cutlLvatlon,' He has been a p.. Of ~t&o Crd?r Tj? ™HtTGD5 Ox nary ror 3 $>y$ars» fof the btel} officials of the it\ Grauge$and other pioinl- Hlemen-addreseed the meet- 'dlfferent-jBOBsions among gwere Hopftr<. Bachelder, P ^ott -thiB ^aUbnal; Grange, Ife ^in^jieAateror t,he *l@mb&^niJ6h%t Elatt, SnkeVraiegi.tbe -flop. A. 8 got Albany;' Ctominjisioner of ion v and^JEx-Oongres8man WSt STeg ^kt 1 !\. ':>; ^Qb^|oaal^'p ^uI |iie-Jo^tli6 ^t v ic6mtnan<i; torsive all \the pnr -a ^ptal .by the grange^ ; 1 pirowlait 61 local,interest By. hearty approval of the people where ever sucn addresses have oeen made during tbe past year. - -Resolved, That we approve and endorse their work, and would respectfully request tbe legislature of the Slate of -New York to continue the appropriation now In force and to put It upon a permanent basis. Resolved . Tbftt this State Grange recommend and earnestly request 'the legislative and administrative departments of the State to make liberal appropriations for general purposes of Agricultural Education Resolved Tbat we heartily approve tbe appropriation for Increased facilities of the Cornell Agricultuial College and tbat we recorntnenjl suflieient appropriat in to continue tbe pulicntlon and free distriution of tbe nature stmlv leaflets, teachers and children's leaflets, tbe farmers' rending courses.and bulletins of tbe Experiment Station. Resolved That an adequate course of study be provided for toe teach iug of agriculture in tbe^trainincr classes in the 'academies. high schools and academic department of union free scbools of the state, with J a view to preparing teachers to give elementary lnsructlon in agriculture In tbe common schools. Resolved Tbat the teaching of nature study In tbe common schools should be encouraged uud empha­ sized as ajundament tl process and an essesntlal foundation for tbe best teaching in agriculture and that agricultural euucutlon should not be considered special or professional, but should be made a part of a general educational system Resolved Tbat the-aim-should be to co-ordinatH tbe teaching in the agricultural college witb that wblcb is to be done in the high scbools and oo in in OD scbools throughout the state. Resolved- Tbat tbe agiicultural college co-operate in every possible way through Its bulletios and leaflets iu furthering the teaching of nature study and agriculture lu tbe high schools and common schools throughout ttie stite. Mr Finney of Canaan grange also introduced a resolution urging the natlunnl and state government to take steps to prevent the spread into this state from Massachusetts of the gypsy and brown-tail motbs that have been working such de­ vastation among the treea-of>tba't state Tbe reaoluron wus adopted Anotbur resolution emunatiug from Columbia county protesting against tbe Increase of tbe time limit tbat live stock may be kept on cars without- teed or water, from* 28 to 36 hours, was also adopted. Still another resolution from Col­ umbia county was appioved. this relating to tbe appointment of a special committee to investigate tbo feasibility of a grange life insur­ ance system, and report at the annual session next year.' On tire parcels post question the grange demanded a liberal Parcels Post system and urged Congress to give tbe people equal privileges with other civilized countries in tbis respect. The grange expressed Itself as gratified with tbe results already obtained from its offer two years age oi $200 for four, agricultural, scholarships in Cornell University and this year appropriated $300 for \ tbat purpose tecommmending that scholarships be for tbe ebort course only. More Resolutions. Among other Important resolu­ tions adopted these may be men­ tioned Favoring tbe removal oi tbe Internal Revenue Tax from de- tiaturized aclobol for oommerlcal purposes: favoring tbe discontinu­ ance of the custom of free wed question was carried by the large majority accorded it, tbe question still arises is the act constitutional? Tbe beat legal talent in the state say that it Is unconstitutional and I refer to Elihu Root, Joseph Cboate, Judge Andrews and Judge Cady. National Master Bachelder was introduced and said tbat he was on bis wuy from Washington to the west for tbe purpose of carrying the grange gospel into the etate of Wis­ consin. He remarked that the posi­ tion whioh the grunge-now occupies was In great contrast to that of a few years ago when rt was almost impossible for il to bo heard before any legislative committees either in the etate or national capitals He congratulated tbe New York State Grange oo the excellent work it was doing UDII said tbat be should carry into the western work (-some of tbe ioras which bad made the grunge su successful iu tbe eastern states. Hon A S Dniper, Commissioner of Education of the Statu of New YorK was present ami delivered an able address. A lecturers' conference was held In the Y* M C. A building in charge of SrnH Grange lecturer, Fred Shepard National Muster Bacbelder and Nntionul Lecturer Gaunt w«re oresent und each spoke briefly oo matters oi / particular Interest to the subordinate lecturers or tbe statu State Lecturer Shepard proposes to orgunlze lecturers' con­ ferences lu each county so far as possible A pleasing feature of the meeting was the prtsentatlon of a beautiful gold watch to tbe retiring woi t iy master E. B Norria. The Sixth Degree was conferred on 420 candidates, the largest (lass in raanv years. The next Hesclon of the State Grange will prubublv bo htld at Ithaca but bis will not be decided until later J. W D Col. Co. Court \0LD MEN OUT. A Rather Spectacular Case, as it Were. Prof. Sargent Loses His Case of Instruments and gets hit by Broken Glass. He Gets $3000—Report of the Grand Jury, Pension Plans for Harlem Railroad Employes. The New York Central railroad dbnoi'inced a few days ago, in con nectioo with a proposed pension plan for employes, tbe adoption of an age limit for the compulsory retirement of men iu the employ of (he company, following the example of a movement which began witb the Pennsylvania railroad and bar extended to western roads goner ally. Among tbe toads which com pel tbe retirement of employee after they reach a certain age, io addi­ tion to tbe New York Central and tbe Pennsylvania, are tbe Lake Shore and Michigan Southern, the Michigan Oeotral and the \Big Four.\ Tbe news of the apDoiutment of a committee to formulate a pension system, which shall include an age limit tor compulsory retirement, has caused considerable apprehension a*nong the employees of tbe New York Central and along the Harlem Manv of tbe most faithful and competent employes of the toad are men advanced In years, as well as experience, but who are, as far as mental and physical vigor is con earned, still In prime of life. Com­ pulsory retirement for them, even on a pension, would be a serious reduction. These men include distribution by 'm«mbers\of Oon\ *°« lD ™conduotore and trainmen I Q all branches of tbe service.— T^^hV^prki|M;lnitructor« gress; urging the passage of tbe so-called Brownlow hill providing national aid for highways; appro­ priating $5O0r to help defray the expenses for testing the constitu­ tionality or the barge canal act This\ resolution was discussed by Hon, John I. Piatt of Poughkeepaie, who bas been prominent in the. work aganlst the barge canal pro­ position. He said be believed that the' people of tbe\State of New York; never gave « majority In favor of the barge canal proposition, a^fact which he, had; never -before ^^l ^sMtM ^Tfi ^rSi^* tbe ilpr^ tid&l^rt-'tn'e ^ acQMition < tbat. tbe 'giMfe^mijority'for.the,raeMM'ie in: ^l »^9^St1iSii ^i.!a^^*^&^ Amenla Times. \ -i^oa«al|meajwrfri^^r^r^»jl SUDDEN DEATH, Eugene J. Hnrphy Expired Sitting in aOuir. Eugene J. Murphy, aged 34 years, died suddenly 8unday at the Jjome of ble father-in-law, 1 Arthur Drumm, In Auaterlitx. He had made several trips to Montana, where*he was interested in mining,' and! •8 *In started, when he was taken sicktli 1 Michigan. After being ina'hbsplfai be/jita^ted homeward and arrived aVCbatbam about. 8 o'clnckTSetu^ 1 dar .eTOP 'ng. when be waa drlve^ to Auiterlit*, ln~ao,.exbausted b6Mi> r »o^arly-r»our Sunday idr^r>«r*'of thVi.mlVy; Last Moudnv itrternoon WHS the oommencotnei't uf Hi- suit (if Cburk-g E Harppnt \- the New \ orl< (\en tral railroad George K. Dalev, with 1) H Dalej. of Cossrtckie, Hnr .noreil t >r tbH plulntilT, Ilobert Wilkinson, of Pougbkeepsie, reuro- senting tbe Central road Th« action was one brought for damages alleged to have resultedjio the nlaln tiff from the ilcfeudaot's negligence* on Jan 2u, l!ii)5 The phiintifT is a resident of Albany On January 20t b in question, be wus at St Jobos- ville, where he liougbr a ticket for Albany ana checked nis baggage, containing opticians' goods, at the same time telling the baggageman wbat was in the valise. Tbe aiicticn of a passing train drew tbe valise off the baggage truck anil smashed the contents For that tbe plaintiff claims damages Mr. Sargent's nard luck uidn't leave bim. Five days later he oougbt another ticket, this time from Albany to Waterville. While seated In tbe smoking car, betweeu Herltlmer and Iliun, :i ims.-ing freight wlt n something extending nut tno far reached over and hit Sargeut's car This time the glass broken was in tbe irtr window, but Mr Sargent was thrown out ot his seat and damaged, be claims, to the amount of $5,000, including spinal injuries. During the trial Prof^ Surgent while on the witness) stand bad a sinklns - attack pnd apparently fainted away Dr |Holeomb of Albany thought It cijuaed by the injuries tbe plaintiff hijd received It was not unjll 5 30 o'clock* Fri­ day afternoon that th* jury in this case came In and-, sujd tbat it bad agreed cn a verdict rn Actiob fVo 1, awarding tbe plaltitllT tl*e full amount?! claimed, $l£B'78, fdt tbe destruction ofhls suitjease and con- teits, but as to tbelaction No. 2, the claim for personal (damages and tne real issue io tbe ease, they bad not agreed The cpurt directed them to retire with bermisslou to bring in a sealed vurdfct if an agree­ ment was reached. In case they do not agree by ten o'clook Saturday morning the clerk was directed to discbarge them.. But after deliber­ ating all evening they came in at 10 o'clock Friday night wi,tii a sealed verdict which was made known Monday afternoon Court convened at 2 o'clock Mon day and tbe sealed verdict In tbe case of Charles K. Sargent, of Albany, vs. tbe New York Central road was opened The verdict was for $3,000 for the plaintiff besides tne vera let rendered on Friday of $122.78 for the damages done Mr. Sargent's suit case and contents on another occasion. Mr. Wilkinson stated tbat he would move to bave the .verdict set aside, and March 10th, before Justice Fitts, at cham bers was agreed on. Geo. E. Daley of Chatham was attorney for Sargent Qraad Jury Ssporu. Tbe grand jury reported Friday having found three .Indictments. Two were against Julius Baasell, one for burglary in thetblrd .degree and one tor malicious destruction ot ^personal property. He • wasTbe arraigned, on the latter indictment and; pleaded guilty. Justice Fltta sentenced- kirn to Dannemoea' for Vileim'VnAt one year»nd t ii6 .f,>feion tnan, two.'^risars abd.nin «;igD6ntDs! presied .,tliii : time by theidiatricS .attoViey>^s^^nte^ tbe appointment of counsel by the court before the defendant was allowed to plead. The eourt\adopted tbe suggestion and named W Avedis Hall, who will consult with hirf youthful client. Eiglnuy is charged witb stealing a cow From Henry H. Tanner, of the town of Claverack and attempting to sell It to Jacob Goldstein of Hudson District Attorney Chnoe then moved the ril^enar«e^of Francisco Papa and William Dalev, tbe eom- plaiuts having been di.-'inissed by tbe grand jutv and the defendants having been iu euatndy The dUtrict atbuiiey ibeu moved that tlie bond of the defendant in the ea«e of the People vs rvlnard Hay, cburged with as-sault io the spc-ind ile^ree, he cancelled of record as tbe complaint wan also disimsi-ed by the grand jury District Attorney CI I.KC liled with tbe court the papers In tbe case i f an alleged violation of the liquor tax law in- the town of Ancram as no Indietmeut had been found i Iu the case of Bartholin..* vs Martin, tbe jury rendered it \.>rdiet of S15K for plaintiff lu the case'of Milton S. Hall as receiver, aorainst Enfant Decker, the judge took the ease from the jury and gave both sides 11 days in which to submit hriefd lbe case of Marv M Hatch vs Julia Shufelt fur trespass is un trial to day Tbe criminal bueiness of the term was coinnlpted Tuesday when Charles Eighniy, charged with burglary In tbo third degree, was arraigned for aenteuce He is tbe boy charged with stealing tbe far mer's eow Eifthmy pleaded guilty and aftfr an eloquent plea for mercy by hia counsel, W Avetilis Hnll, be was sentenceil to Elmlra Reforma­ tory. School Matters 8'-ould be a fitquent an l intetested^^^li , vi-tit ir in every ul-iikt school. Notes of Interest to Trustees and Teachers The Flag Must be Displayed —The Co-npulsory School Lav:, — Trj'-.tues will Re­ ceive Department Reports Soon. - Tiu = u*e8 will soou receive through their respective t\ wr. neiUs in the W$ .\->• i (Join mi-- ner ln-trict the Fn-t Atiiiual H port oi tl» Stn»« ^ 1 >'1 tiimeet n !AU \ ilu lie- of boo H ruin v,,l i Hi i r- he, , io . n i oi.i- re 1 1 ii oi i : • .i i |.Ut • t II . E.u Ii irti-,i e w ill ei^n a 1 1 c t ipi » di liven d » l,n h t\ the coiimii - t . the Sr u. I). Fridav, May Day this } ear erf i a i 1 1 I here eon * i : . I .• u •!) lo t «el ool 1 i- ani l .-li.ii.lil .1 ' i pi rnirfr ei. t - I ill-IIHl. lie rcijuilnl l u » ii ti 'he bciulM ate i - 1.1 In* refil l In il • i . r «i d fin tvurdi 'I M i i no n i (tli, will he Arbor I WEATHER REPORTS. oaiwed <s br^.exbaustloa'L froln^^••obnv 'airkffK imim*r.< pleees^iaW] i2.iL'<i'!;*ttASjL««'J , t ajai.',*sa.'i:a,-M-iwf4: Weather Bureau to Use Telephone Distribution for Forecasts to Farmers. Forecaster Todd, of Albany, informs the Albany Argus that the United States weather bureau is raaklne preparations to institute a system wherebv all the residents of rural districts throuebeut the state will be supplied with the daily weather report\ bf means of tele phone communicatinu Such a sys­ tem Is now successfully opprated In Ohio and other States Tbat tbe rural communities of this state will also receive such serv|ce is indicated by tbe fact that Willis a. Moore, chief of the United-States weather bureau at Washington, tbe first of this month wrote Forecaster Todd for a list of all tbe telephone companies operating in this state. Mr. Todd applied at tbe office of tbe secretary of State for tbe desired Hat and was referred to tbe comptroller's office, which i^ now engaged in compiling tbe information- When it bas been forwarded to Washington definite steps will undoubtedly be taken for perfecting tbe system. By the plan as outlined by Mr. Todd, apd as followed in other states, the daily weather reports will be placed in tbe hands of tbe chief operators of tbe telephone exenanges throughout tbe state, and from tbe central offices distributed to such subscribers as shall have expressed their desire for sucn forecasts. Sreclal effort will be made to dis­ tribute the reports to rural stations. In soune sections ot tbe country tbe telephone exchanges in tbe out­ laying towns dally call up tbelr rural subscribers and give the day's weather report and forecast. K\er \ yeai> i •!' au'e 11 Uieutal I'oiiil lit in school It i I i im • ii H and i r• | i• r i hvi- leal i p- 11 1 1ui red ti • ut I i'\ft„' • rbr ^ I' • he any North Chatham has voted to have ] a n ( w sihnnl building mi anew, site to I 'u-t =:i,<.)•>'> Ipeison to i ' HI \< \ m\\ i I.lid under 1^. I yeai9 of age diirintr any partolth» term of school It i- unlawful to employ any ihild U -rwien 14 and In Hudson on March 2uth, to appor-1 jr, years iinlesi the < t.il.i bus a eer- tlon the school moneys. I titicate hicried by tin- t. ,u her, ~~ ' f> ing that din ing tin pi be or bbe uttemii il - Commissioners Haunders and Darrow will meet at the Couit House 1 . Uniforn will be Sellool h Thursday, Tim bers' Fxit'niuations held at Chutham High lililinp Wednesday and Am 1 1 U and 12 The lust »cok II f April will be ( \vacation\ week in all distrht schoi la in this eoiniiiissioner dis-, triet on account ot the institute at, Chatham I Senator Iiarnes has introduced a bill iocteasing tbe amount of state ai I granted to school tiietiuts from ?15n to $'2oi) a year in tlistricts valued at fiu.oou or under and from fl2o to $15o iu iitbets i rt>- -t 12 lllootllS hoi 1 ior rmt less than iau da\.- '1 ni-n ^hoiilil make cleur tlit* duty of i vi iv patent lespecting their rii -'lit to keep a t liild home, fmni hool to woik AH the compulsory education law becomes better Kti 'wn the wipih m of it* enaetnii ni is seen Evety j ohiId I? entitled to a common K hut 1 j education and it the p uent does r ot see tbe nerd of it, tne State d 'es, beui e lilt- law A new rule bv the Exnmluati. n Division makes it necessary to sen. I both the reports of the standings HI RI (rent's e.vm I nations with the p'tper-i After the papef* are examined in Alhanv the I), part- mint's tating Is pla id on these reports Mini one cn \ p turtied to the si hool It is a v. r \ difficult matter to look through tie various 1 reports n t presctit and tln-1 tbe The arado examiuations .grades , tHQ( i in « s of pupil, who took the -.r.7. for tbe rural schools will I e H ,. u „, n „. ,.,„„„„.,„ „ ID Januar^. l-'iven Tuesday and Wednesday, June 12 n Examirjatimis fm grades 4 aod K have been d's oiitiniied Eighth gta Ie pupils may take the Kegents examination:*. 1 Jordan Clapper, truant officer in school district No J, town of Kin- derhoek, has heen given authoiity over thi- town's portion (if ati iidjoinltiK district.\ part of which lies in the town ot Chatham Unless iherc i- s. un reason tea l,i r* nnd not send * the H ii_'li examiun; • us w, re tak • vetv urgent pupila should school wbeie en for stand- Commissioner Stiunders of the 1st district will conduct teachers' uni­ form examinations Wednesday aud Thursuav, April 1*1-12. at the school house at Co pake Iron Works The April examinations will he the la-t at wblcb candidates may try U r second grade certiBcutes ! incs until Mn\ 1 -t At tbat time the I), pat tn11 lit pti<uii-e<) to-have a mi > with the cm rei ted jtandings^ n turned to the 81 hool CHANGE B OF SIGNALS. & A. will Substitute Green for White Lights. Tbe monthly attendance repitts which are made out by every dis­ trict school teacher, must he t-igned by tb • trustee and mailed to the School Cotumissiouer not later than the 4tn of each month These re ports are forwarded to tbe State Department of Education forexsmi- natlon and filiog Tbe Teachers' Institute for the Second Commissioner district will be held at Chatham April 2 -fi The conductoi in charge will be Dr Charles A Shaver of Albany witb Miss Collier as assistant It is also POUGHKEEPSIE FIRE. Electric Railway Plant Boraed and 22 Cais Destroyed. About midnight, Saturday, fire broke out io tbe power house of the Ppughkaepale aod Wspplngers Falls Kail way. Opmpsny on. upper Main street,, Pougbkeepsle, and burned &r«pldjiy : .tbat tb^iMtirebuldlBe ,waa~destto'yedVin about, one hour. burgh Normal Instructors will be one of tbe Reports Troin Boston say that the operating/fetepartment of the New- York Central lmes baa deolj do away/with the wbll ^-Wghtas a safety siinal on t ^B ^Boston ana Albany di^leiun^ana to put a green ligbt In its place Tbis is tobedone to obviate \tne confusion which often arises because of tbe similarity of the signal lights on tbe switches to tbe lights in tbe stations or JD,\tfaB streets beside tbe tracks. , As tbe switch and other signal lights are artanged a red light la presented In tbe caBe of a blocked expected tbat Dr Hawkins uf Platts-f traok ' a ° d a ^ te one when kfie A bill has be'en introduced by. Assemblyman Hammond, amend­ ing the consolidated school law by j adding a new section, making it a! misdemeanor for any representative i ot a firm or corporation selling 1 books or stationery, to represent falsely to a school board or to a teacher tbat be I B a representative of tbe commissioner of education or any school officer. According to law, every district must be provided witb a flag and a suitable staff for its display during school hours evety day. A pro­ vision, however, states tbat in event of stormy-.weather tbe Bag must be \placed conspicuously\ in tbe principal school room. Tbis in brief means that tbe Stars and Stripes must, receive proper attention daily and-, its. display la tbe first duty ot tbe morning. ait ^oM ^trcoBfln* all : Ws, prpfes : •3 «^^'.t6tajr |Mt:^v-''M track is clear Beside the confusion referred to above this system occa­ sionally leads to difficulties on account of tbe breaking of a glass. With tbe red glass in a-signal light 'broken, the engineer of an a rir>i\<icw>Hi w\r» tw o Is * <»j*j«» —p» ******** w v«*aa«, v light, and Is left to judge thereby that the track is clear. With a green glass in tbe other face of the lamp, a white light exposed at any time would lead bim to atop and make an investigation, witb the purpose oi finding out just which odor should be presented. GEN, WALES RESIGNS. Assistant Sapcrintendent oi the B, & A. to Retire on Jane I. I I General Hathanlel Walea.asslstant superintendent or tbe Boston and Alp «n& division uf the Hew York Oenrsi road ^iaasTeelgned^ his post- ,^ Ubn\';tl»«^xe«ignatIon to takUeffecSI^ Dlrofa^; iay?ji»ojiJSfair ':bi»aa mmsm m •K ;v°s«3?'\53itV(Sa ,

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