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-S»SH» '•:t»v c '-,'/• i Vol. 4 Lowville, N. Y., Thursday, March 13, 1913 No,2f FINANCIAL STATEMENT FILED WITH VILLAGE CLERK. N r- \ Heavy Cost of Meters and Service Connections.—No Reduction in In- debtedness During Current Year.— Plenty of Water. The annual report of the board of water commissioners, composed of V. Lansing Waters, president; Peter McGovern, vice president; and Leon S. Miller, secretary for the year end- ing March first, has been filed with the village clerk. Reviewing the work of the year the commissioners say in part: \One year ago we were confronted •$ with a shortage of water and for three •\ months were barely able to maintain | a. sufficient quantity of water in the > reservoir for fire protection, feeling \ that something must be done and J done at once ,we carefully consider- \ ed different plans to increase the sup- \ply of water and decided to adopt the imeter system. With your approval Jeommenced installing the same July kst, 1912. At present out of S40 serv- ices, 800 are metered or more than 95 er cent, of services in actual use. Under the meter system there has at no time been any shortage of water |knd we believe the majority of our ' ''people are pleased with the change. While it may slightly reduce our in- come we believe that the use of me- ter'^ has done away with the necessity • of bonding the Village for an ad- ditional supply of water. ' Extensions Recommended. • Fo r the betterment of our water 1,1 systeb, especially the fire services, we would recommend that a 6 inch main be laid on Bast State from Shady -••avenue to Division street, a distance of about 1000 feet, which would fur- nish a circulation through Bast State and Trinity avenue to Park avenue. We would also recommend that a • - 'hydrant be placed between the Fulton Machine & Vise Co., and the Pa Pro Co. shops.\ Financial Statement. Receipts. Balance on hand at date of ' last report .. / $ 3,876 98 Received from water rents, etc X 8,54,9 33 , .Received . from Wnks on j \(M notes •. /.'. k..X.'. *3,000 00 Total •.., :.\. .'[.'. $15,426 31 ' Disbursements. Interest 6n -bond&V $ 2,065 00 Salary of D. E. Jones, supt, 900 00 •'^ For material 1,208 15 For expense 337 19 For Labor 1,673 63 •For meters 5,622 20 \Taxes for 1912 192 15 faid Notes 3,000 00 Interest on same 51 33 balance on hand with Vil- Hage Treasurer 376 66 '. \Total $15,426 31 ,. Bonded Debt. The original bonded indebtedness wa?B $98,000.00 of which $39,000 has been paid, leaving a balance unpaid, due in 1924 and 1925 of $59,000, on which the village pays only 3 1-2 per cent interest. During the \previous fiscal year $4,000 was paid on this indebtedness but for the current fiscal year no funds were available for this purpose. The expenses incident to the pur- case of meters and the renewal of service pipes on State street not only .•absorbed the revenues of the current / year but the balance carried over from the previous year. Presbyterian Church Notes. The annual meeting of the Ladies' Aid Society was held at th e chapel Monday afternoon, tor the election of officers and the presentation of re- ports. Mrs. M. Josephine Leonard was elected president, Mrs. A. Karl • Arthur, first vice president; Mrs. G. A. Blackmon, second vice president; Mrs. John F. Plunkett, secretary and Mrs. B. B. Fowler, treasurer. The treasurer reported a balance on hand of about $275 and it was voted to purchase new cook stoves for the parsonage and chapel. The annual meeting of the Mission- ary Society will be held at the chapel next Friday afternoon at three o'clock. Special pre-Easter services will be held at the church each evening next week, except Monday and Saturday i venings. — \ — Daughters of American Revolution. The monthly meeting of the Daugh- ters of the American Revolution will ne held with Mrs. C. G. Elliott, on I'ark avenue on Wednesday, March 19th, at half past two. Mrs. R. B. i tough will assist. The meeting will take the form of a lrill in parliamentary law and will be in charge of Miss Maude Arthur, issisted by Mrs. W. J. Milligan. There will be a question box and members .ire urged to bring questions relating <o law and to the D. A. R. The village of Lowville has purchas- rd a Studebaker sweeper for use on i he pavement at a cost of about $240, {J bfi delivered about April 1st. DEATH OF GILBERT R. EASTON. Killed in a Street Car Accident in Denver—Remains to Be Brought to Lowville. March 7th, Charles M. Barrett f\this village received word of the deafh of Gilbert R. Baston, at Denver, Col., which occurred on March 6th in a street car accident. Mr. Baston was a native of Lewis County, and for many years was a prominent'produce buyer at Lowville About four''years ago he removed to Hart, Mich.,- jyhere he was interested in the»6anning business. He was a son of.the laie Mr. and Mrs. Russell J/Ea'stoh, and was born at West Mar- trajs%rg, September IS, 1857. He was united in marriage to Miss Estella Barrett in 1876. For years Mr. Baston was associated in business here with his father, R. J. Easton, in general produce, and after his father's death he continued the business. About eight years ago he became interested in the Waterto\Vn Cold; Storage Plant. He was a member, 'of Lowville Lodge, No. 223, R. A. M..; Watertown Com- mandery, No. 11, K. T,, and Media Temple, A. A. O. N. M. S; of Water- towit£^ He was a master of Lowville Lodge, NO; 134, F. afJd A. M... in 1898 and 1899, Sih,d he was district deputy grand master for this Masonic district in 1902, 1903, and 1904. In September, 1911, he removed to Denver, Col., where he was engaged in the insurance business. Mr. Bar- rett at once left for. Denver. The remains will arive in Lowville Friday at 11:45 a. m., and will be tak- en to the home of his brother-in-law 'Charles M. Barrett, on Reed terrace. Mr. Barrett, Mrs. Baston, his daugh- ter, Pernal Baston, and brother, Giles Baston, will accompany the remains. Funeral services will be held from the home of Mr. Barrett Saturday at 1 o'clock. The services will be in charge of the Masonic fraternity. Details of Accident. According to the particulars that have reached Lowville, Mr. Easton, was killed by a 17th avenue street car, at Clarkson street crossing, Denver, shortly after 6:30 o'clock, March 6. He sustained a. fractured skull and in- ternal injuries, causing his death al- most immediately. Mr. Easton was on his way home from an automobile show. On the 17th avenue car he met a friend and engaged in conver- sation'. He was carried three blocks, past his destination. After alighting he crossed to the opposite side of the street, apparently to obtain a cigar, and it was while recrossing the street that the car struck him. According to witnesses the accident was unavoid- able. It seems that the motorman, thinking Mr. Easton was waiting for the car to pass, increased speed, and just at that moment the victim stepped directly into the middle of the track. A moment later he was lying stunned and unconscious in the street. He was carried into a nearby store, the police surgeon was summoned, and it was while the injured man was being taken to the hospital that his de'ath occurred. MEETING TOBECALLED OF LEWIS COUNTY FARM IM - PROVEMENT ASSOCIATION. WILL VOTE CITIZEN'S TICKET. EASTERN STARJ1D PARTY Invitations Are Out fo r Social Event of the Season fo r Easter Monday. Invitations are out for a Star euchre to be given by the members of Zenith Chapter, No. 346, O. E. S., Easter Mon- day.. The affair will the second large euchre given by the organization, and will be held in Virkler nail. No effort will be spared by the committee hav- ing charge of the affair to make the party equal, if not surpass, any affair of the kind ever given in Lowville. The Star euchre will be limited to 45 tables, and, accordingly, all accept- ances must be in the hands of the committee by Friday, March 23, that necessary arrangements can be com- pleted. The invitations will be limit- ed to the members of the order and their immediate families and to lo- cal members of the Masonic order and their families. The Star euchre originated with Mrs. A. Karl Arthur, and will be car- ried out under her supervision, which is sufficient guarantee of its success. The messages for the 45 tables will be written by Mr. Arthur, who - has work- ed out a successful plan for changes from one table to another, no couple to play with the same couple twice during the evening. The changes for the different tables will be known as messages, and will be in the hands of messengers, which will be delivered to pilots. The 45 tables will be called by the names of 45 different stars, and at the close of the evening the tables having won the greatest num- ber of stars will be awarded favors for the evening. Stars will also form a conspicuous part of the decorations. The committee having the party in charge is • composed of Miss Nellie Breen, Mrs. A. Karl Arthur, Mrs. Har- vey F. Fannington, Mrs. William J. Graham, Mrs. William G. Crane, Miss Mae B. Thomas, Miss B. Estalla Jones, Miss Helen Fowler, and Miss Miletred Stevens. Directors to Be Elected.—Selection of Manager fo r Farm Bureau Must Be Considered.—Dean Liberty H. Bailey May Be Present. Mr. Floyd S. Tenny, of the Federal Department of Agriculture, who is also connected with the Cornell College of Agriculture, in charge of Farm Bureau work for both the state and federal departments, and Mr. F. S. Welsh, of the agricultural department of the New York Central Lines, were in Low- ville for a few hours Wednesday morn- ing in consultation with the officers of the Lewis County Farm Improve- ment Association in regard to the plans of the Farm Bureau. Mr. Tenny explained the action of Congress in refusing to grant all of the increase in appropriation request- ed by the department for the exten- sion of federal aid to the counties or- ganizing Farm Bureaus, which makes it doubtful if federal aid will be forth- coming quite so soon as had been hoped for. When the legislature shall have passed the bill now before the state senate providing for state aid for this purpose, there will, however, be avail- able at least $600 from the state. Pleased With Situation Here. Mr. Tenny who will have immediate supervision of the matter, as the rep- resentative of the state and federal governments, expressed himself as be- ing greatly pleased with the condi- tions in ths county, where the grange is solidly behind the proposition. In some counties the movement for a farm bureau is fostered by the mer- cantile interests and is not the result of any specific demand from the farm- ers for aid in applying the knowledge gathered by the experiment stations. In Lewis county the movement is the expression of a real demand originat- ing among the farmers themselves and the county will, therefore, receive the cordial support and greatest possible amount of aid from the state and fed- eral departments. May Need Guaranty. The funds at the disposal of the Crop Improvement Committee of Chi- cago are available when, t the w^rkj, is. guaranteed for \two years by some reliable local organization. To meet this condition it may be necessary to arrange an underwriting syndicate by which say 25 responsible men would guarantee the expenses of the bureau up to some specified amount, perhaps twenty dollars. With such a guaran- tee none of the money would have to be called for, because it would re- sult in providing all the funds need- ed. Meeting to Be Called Soon. It was decided to call a meeting of the Farm Improvement Associa- tion, which now has a membership of over a hundred, for the purpose of electing! as directors those who ljave been selected by the granges of the various towns for this office. The mat- ter of selecting a manager for the bu- reau will also be considered and an effort 'will be made to have Dean Bailey present to address the meeting. If Dean Bailey can be here on Friday, March 21st, the meeting will be held on that day, at half past one, at the court house. If some other date is more convenient for Mr. Bailey, the date will be changed. In any event all members will receive due notice. It is not, however, desired to confine the meeting to members of the asso- ciation, but on the other hand it is hoped that everyone interested in farming, directly or Indirectly, may be present. Village Officers Selected at Union Caucus Will Be Elected Without Opposition. It is hardly necessary to go through the formality of electing the licket selected at the union coucus last Thursday evening. It does not seem probable that the progerssives will put an opposition ticket in the field, particularly as two or three of the gentlemen named, by the union caucus are credited with distinct progressive leaning,- in spite of the, fact that they LARGE GATHERING HEARD PORTS AN D ADDRESSES. R'E- Copenhagen Grange Has Largest Membership.—Farm Improvement Association and Proposed Legisla- tion Affecting Farmers Discussed. PERSONALS. Miss Iva Wood is teaching in Greig. Dr. C. W. Borgner was in Croghan, Monday. Miss Edith Brown of Greig was in town Saturday. Rev. J. Morris Evans is in New York for a few days. ' John M. Boshart was in Croghan on j business Tuesday. Miss Minnie M. Finch has returned from New York. Mr. Charles Moore was in Croghan on business, Saturday. Mrs, George Cook has been the The March meeting of the Lewis County Pomona Grange was held with the Lowville Grange last Thursday are labeled with \the Republican \and j wlth a large attendance. Reports were euest of her sister in Castorland. Democratic names. | made by B e ll: <»'t. Copenhagen, Den- \\ \'-- , \ ~ ^ The ticket upon which it is safe to mark ' Gle,lclale . Greig. Harrisburg, Leyden, Lowville, Port Leyden LEGISLATURE T O BE ASKED FOft SPECIAL LEGISLATION. bet on is a s follows: For president of the village—Wait J. Stoddard; Republican.. For trustee two years, John M. Kloster, Republican, and Frank M. Kieb, Democrat. For treasurer, one yean', J. Yale Moore, Republican. For collector one. yejir,- William Garnsey, Democrat. Peter McGovern and Georage O. Jeffries were appointed a com- mittee to fill any vacancies which may occur on the ticket. ' The ticket is known afs- the Citizen's ticket and its sponsors-, are so sure of its success at the polls that they selected a rooster as the party emblem. HINGIS! Prosperity is the best protector of principle. SUPERVISORS REQUESTED TO GRANT ONE TO COMMITTEE. State Charities Ai d Association De- sires to Present Facts With View to Determining Method' of Lowering County Death Rate. . The committee on the' prevention of tuberculosis of the State Charities Aid Association, through its assistant secretary, Mr. George J., Nelbach, has asked for a hearing netore the Lewis County Board of Supervisors, at the 'special meeting to be held on March 24th. This request follows the agita- tion of the matter in the columns of the Democrat, which has maintained that as a condition precedent to the consideration of any plan for the care of those afflicted witl}>;.:C;>erculosis, or __ of ,«?r \' , y *o exposed to the diseas&)£ through as sociation with its victims, a thorough investigation of the conditions in the county should be made at public ex- pense. The hearing asked for will shed much needed light on the situation and doubtless the supervisors will be glad to give the matter their at- tention, especially as there is no ex- pense at this time. Due notice will be given of this hearing as it will be of great interest not only to those WHO have relatives and friends who are victims of the great white plague but to physicians and especially to those who have so liberally supported the Anti-Tubercu- losis Society of Lewis County. and Riverbank Granges. Harrisburg reported the purchase of a piano and that a barn would be. built the coming summer. Port Ley- den also reported the purchase of a piano. Copenhagen is the banner grange of the county, having a mem- bership of ever three hundreu. Prize Is Offeree. H. D. Miller, chairman of the com- mittee appointed at the last meeting to perfect plans for the Pomona, giv- ing a prize for the best degree wont in the subordinate granges of the county, made the following report: That Pomona Grange buy some piece of furniture suitable for a grange hall as the prize, and that the secretary write the different granges in the county of the prize offered, and that the Deputy be the judge, as he visits the granges and the work is put on. The report was accepted, and it was also voted that a committee consist- ing of Master M. M. Lyman, Overseer P. E. VanArnam, Lecturer O. E. Ross and Chaplain Mrs. P. B. White select the prize. De Vene Vrooman, delegate to the Corn Growers' Association at Canton, gave a good report of that meeting, and thought if more in the county would attend they would have more interest in the work there. To Meet in Turin in June. A very cordial invitation was ex- tended by Arthur R. Miller, master of Turin Grange, for the Pomona to meet with them in June. The invita- tion was accepted. At the afterndon session F. J. Guepe reported 12 applications for member- ship acted upon by his committee« Root of Trouble Lies in Omission of Ten Words From Section 21 of Tax- Law—Should Supervisor Be Re- quired to do Assessor's Work? The County Treasurer's office is taking the lead in an effort to so amend the tax law that there may be no question as t o the validity of tax sales in Lewis county and to provide.-a sure method of securing proper de- • scriptions of all pieces of real property^., within the county. In order to.accomr plish these results, It i s propqsed to ask the legislature to enact a special law for Lewis county^ the first draft of which, as sent to Assefablyman Van Woert, provides for practical K,eenact- ment of the old Lewis county law, which provided that the county treasurer should send a transcript of all unpaid taxes on improperly des- cribed lands to the supervisor, who should within thirty days correct the Mrs. Henrietta Andre descriptions and return the, same by The fifth degree was then conferred the protectioB of tl^Wjfci nMiy, be in , a creditable manner by a degree 'team ffoffi'Lowvflle*'Gfkrfgeran^ttfst secret instructions were given by Past County Deputy P. \E. White. After the degree work the meeting was opened in the fourth degree, and> the work placed in the hands of th«l worthy lecturer, Orrin F. Ross. A song, \Work for the Night is Com- ing,\ was given by the choir. An in- teresting and instructive paper was read by Mrs. J. E. Williams of Port Leyden Grange, the subject being \Co-operation in the Grange for the Farmer.\ Address by W. H. Vary. An excelle it address was given by Miss Rose EndersDee of Canton is the guest of Miss Alice Murray. Mrs. Mary Rauhe entertained her son and daughter, of Naumburg, Sun- day. John Gasser of the firm of Graham & Gasser went to New York Tupsday morning. Richard Horth was the guest of B. P. Owen and family of West Glenfield Sunday. Mrs. Thomas Norton has been the guest of her sister,- Mrs. Louise Gazin of Watson. Mrs. Henry J. Nortz has been visit- ing her mother of Croghan. B. J. Fish has gone to Salem, to be instructed in the manufacture of con- densed milk. R. B. Hough and daughter, Edith, have returned from Philadelphia and Washington. Mr. and Mrs. James O. Evans have been entertaining Mr. Arthur Morgan of Housevil'le. Mr. and Mrs. George M. Clark of Copenhagen attended the meeting of Pomona grange. Mr. and Mrs. Joshua Virkler enter-' tained Mr. and Mrs. Walter Laporte and daughter, Sunday. Mrs. Hugh Dowling lias been the guest of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Parquet of Croghan. Mr. and Mrs. James Finn and Mrs. John Miller attended the Kubl-Theves wedding in Croghan Tuesday. Mrs. Edward E. Fowler, jr., and Miss Helen Fowler have returned from a brief visit with Watertown friends. Mrs. Frank Wormuth and sons, Eliot and Francis were the guests of Mrs. I. A. Wormuth of Port Leyden, Sun- day. A pleasant afternoon was spent by the Picnic Club at the home of Mrs. Fay L. Parker on Park avenue, Mon- day. S-'.i IW M ' «.' aWlSrr& Ebfflff Archer-aird rlVTris- ^^u%^ e §erafetions£a»p-S 'S SI Surrogate's Court. Lowville, March 5.—The following business has been transacted in Surro- gate's Court: Estate of Joseph Runge, late of the town of West Turin. Order entered discharging the administrator from all further liability. Estate of Sophia Domser, late of the town of Lewis. Letters of adminis- tration issued to John J. Domser. Estate of Daniel F. Rauhe, late of the town of Lowville. Petition filed for judicial settlement of administra- tor's acounts. Citation issued return- able March 13. Estate of George W. Allen, late of the town of Turin. Last will and test- ament admitted to Jennie M. Allen. Estate of John Valentine, late of the town of Diana. Last will and testa- ment admitted to probate and letters testamentary issued to Lena Valen- tine. '( „.,„..„.. Natural 'Sjtj/L Slye—Adner. '^caenn Chaffee Slye of Bridge, and Ruby Blmira Adner, of Croghan, were married Wednesday afternoon at the Presbyterian parson- age, by Rev. C. C. Frost. Surplus in County Treasury Points to Reduced Tax Rate Next Year. The collectors of the eighteen towns of Lewis county have made their an- nual returns to the County Treasurer, the details of the settlement of which will be found in the statement ap- pearing below. The various sums in the column under \Supervisors\ rep- resent the amounts turned in by the collectors to their supervisors, the re- ceipts for which are turned in as cash in the settlement with the County Treasurer. The County Treas- urer recently sent each collector a transcript of the tax law, with the re- sult that the amount of uncollected taxes this year is much less than us- ual, only about twoJtIiirds of the amount returned last year. Easter Plants and Flowers. Spireas, Az.'aleas, Easter Lilies, Hy- acinths, Tulips, Daffodils, Primroses, Rhododendron^, Lilacs, Roses, Carna- tions, Violets. KBAY'S, Phone 283-W. 2w Lowville, N. Y. Ill III I s IfflSiliffif! ! i: £ a s i i\ s '^ \-i j* ^ - 3 ^ •\ ?2 ,a; - ssssssssa SBIllIsSIi IIliBIllii '•it.,. •sS : • bo ! a • ; ' * 3 in I :. £ \!•§?»\ ji' Incidentally, it may be noted that the county has a large surplus at this time which promises a very material reduction in the county tax rate next W. H. Vary, master of the State 0C&. dozen of the girl friends of Miss Grange. He said the younger mem^lJ^adge Babcock of Shady avenue gave her a surprise party on Tuesday ev- ening in honor of her 16th birthday. Dr. H. Arthur Bassett attended a convention of the Metropolitan Insur- ance examiners, agents and medical examiners at Hotel Utica, Utica Sat- urday. )£*Miss Harriett Sheldon, returned bers should be interested in the Grange, as the pioneers in grange work were fast passing away. Pie spoke of bills pending before the legis- lature at the present time, and told the farmers if they wanted these billp to pass, to so instruct their legisla- tors. He also spoke upon the grange^ work in the state. He said the Po> Sessionary from Natal, South Africa, mona Grange was made up of the bes(/ people in the county. The grange is no longer jeered at, but is looked up to, and there is no stronger order than the Patrons of Husbandry. S. A. Freeman read a. copy of bill No. 955, which if passed by the legis- lature, places a tax of 2S cents per ton on feed shipped from the west. This bill was discussed by Hon. Fred C. Boshart. A song by George L. Rook of Har- risburg grange was followed by an encore. Farm Improvement Association. E. B. Curtis gave a talk upon the Farm Improvement Association in re- lation to the farm bureau. He was followed by Hon. C. Fred Boshart, who said it was hoped to have the farm bu- reau established this year, but h e had recently heard-that the appropriation for agricultural purposes had been cut down over half. Others also talk- ed upon the subject. It was ah interesting and instruct- ive meeting throughout, and all felt repaid for braving the storm to be present. Baptist Farther Lights Society. At a meeting of the Farther Lights.' Society of the Baptist Church, held Monday evening at the home of Mrs. Charles Jacques, Miss E. Bstelle Jones was elected president; Miss Lydia Rauhe, first vice president; Miss Lucile Petrie, second vice president; Miss Muriel Lyman, secretary, and Miss Mildred Baker, treasurer. The society is engaging in sewing, prepar- ing articles for their annual sale, to be held in December. It is feared that the reorganization of the highway department may de- lay the improvement of Dayan street, Geuzel and daughters have been the guests of Mrs. Chas. Mery of Castor- land. iss Elizabeth Stevens has issued imitations to a thumb party to be held on Shady avenue Wednesday evening. Alvin Martin and family have moved to Croghan, where Mr. Martin has accepted a position with Nicholas Stoffeis. The Women's Auxiliary of Trinity Church met at the home of Mrs. Owen Williams, on Park avenue Tuesday afternoon. .£•« the first of August.. The proposed law extends this time to the date of the annual meting of the board of super : visors, when the taxes shall be added to the next year's roll and .shall be considered the taxes of the year in which the description shall be levied. It is provided further that, \If such taxes are not levied upon such lands as herein required, the board of super- visors shall cause the same, with in- terest thereon at the rate of ten per centum per annum, to be levied upon the tax district in which originally assessed and collected with the other. taxes of the same yearr\ Old Distinction Abolished. Under the old law there were two classes of real estate, resident and ; non-resident. The resident property was described on the tax rolls .simply by the name of the owmer. Th,e.]M;oiJ- erty owned by non-residents was-list- ed not by name but by descrigfe<Sn;, The tax law was amended- so that tMs, distinction is no longer in force- «Jn<S' all property is now required to be as- sessed by^a description,-'\\surncieiltj^ accurate to indentify th e same,\ .ai^l.t' this listing is the duty o£-'tiie,„£s§,e£5>;>! sors, as provided by section 21-pj Tax Law. Section 54 o£ the, Tax '^a^,i| | however, -puts the dutjS'of- bOHRac?*\\ 22 \ g-aVe a missionary address at the M. E. Church at Martinsburg Sunday evening. An enjoyable meeting of the Young Married People's Bridge Whist Club was held last evening, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy W. Arthur, on Park avenue. A/Miss Maida Fellows and Miss Mar- flwie Hough have been elected dele- gates from the Lowville Chapter of Delta Gamma, Sorority, to the grand lodge convention at Gloversville in May. Hon. and Mrs. C. Fred Boshart en- tertained a company of 44 ladies and gentlemen Friday evening. Eleven tables of euchre were played, the fav- ors being awarded to Mrs. W. J. Milli- gan and Charles S. Mereness. A dainty luncheon was served. All privileged to enjoy the hospitality of Mr. and Mrs. Boshart spent a delightful even- ing. Edward E. Fowler was given a pleasant surprise Friday evening, at his home on Elm street, in observance of his birthday. Cards were enjoyed and a merry evening passed. Choice refreshments were served. %VMr. and Mrs. Ernest A. Agens were 'lOTst and hostess of a very pleasant 'oiniaer party Sunday afternoon at their home on Park avenue. Covers were laid for 12, those enjoying their hospitality being Mr. and Mrs. J. How- ard Jackson of Boonville, Mr. and Mrs. Frank L. Bostwick, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. L. Goutremont, Mr. and Mrs. Fred G. Barrett, Miss J. Pearle Steele and Miller G. Sherwood. year. Some estimates place the re- the village share of which was provid- duction as high as 50 per cent. I ed last spring. Meeting at the Jail. Gospel meeting at the jail next Sun- day at 3 p. m. These meetings under the auspices of the Woman's Chris- tian Temperance Union, held every two weeks, have proven spiritual and helpful. -All are invited'. \S '^'¥«g ''w?jJ \.-*£§ Supervisors, if any descfiptiori':is.ipK^-\.-.t*.%'^ sufficiently accurate \vo y identify th e ••'. property for the collection of. the tax. by the sale thereof.\ What Does \Identify\ Mean? It is clearly the duty of the asses - ' sors to \identify\ the property. \ Whether the law is intended to re - quire the assessors to make this des- cription \sufficiently accurate to iden- tify the same for the collection of the tax by the sale thereof\ seemed to be an open question. One of the leading lawyers of the village has suggested that an amend- ment to section 21 of the tax law, par- agraph two, adding the words \for the collection of the tax by the sale there- of\ would accomplish the purpose sought and greatly simplify the whole situation, not only in Lewis county, but elsewhere in the state. The duty of fixing the descriptions which are lacking in the tax rolls would be clear- ly placed in the\ hands of the asses- sors, who are best qualified to do the work, and when the rolls are once completed, the work would be done for all time, baring occasional transfers of subdivisions of parcels. It has been suggested that this would be simpler -- than securing a special law for Lewis county and it has been further sug- gested that the duty Of perfecting descriptions should not be taken from the assessors and placed with the su- pervisor, who cannot be as familiar with the situation as are the asses- sors. >... 'f Professor Tenny Speaks on Agricul- ture at Chapel Wednesday Morning. The pupils of the Academy were pleasantly surprised Wednesday morning to find present Professor Lloyd S. Tenny, of Cornell, who was in town in connection* with matters connected with the farm bureau. Pro- fessor Tenny consented to make -a short address, in which he pointed out the fact that agriculture is no longer the work of the man incompe- tent to do anything else, but has be- come a scientific business, to succeed in which a young man cannot have , too much training; that it i s a busi- ness requiring the best that a good, man is capable of and one which af- fords scope for any amount of abiK, ity. \••i;:; Professor Tenny, starting as a farn* boy, is now not only connected with. Cornell University, but is also asso- ciated with the department of agri- culture at Washington. It is hoped that his duties' may call, him to Lowville frequently. ••':<•• K W-M f«W By trying; we can easily learn to endure adversity, Another tnaa's, I mean. /

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