a<m ife* • atp ***** T^-\~— # •'»» N£ n V APRIL 17, 1913. outhern Lewis County Happenings * •f\ .'•' i^ I?!?*\ safe* ^' '• Ere '' -^ My:.',;:.-; t*- •• ro4 :\ ,' it; *•*• (LJ PORTLEYDEN Local Talent Play a Success. The audience who were so fortun- ate as to witness the presentation of the drama. \All the World Against Him,\ hy St. Martin's Dramatic Club, i a t the opera house Saturday evening, were most agreeably surprised. The club has at different times presented pjays in a very creditable manner but they easily outshone their former efforts on this occasion. The play was presented under direction of Jack Fritz and it was largely through his efforts ^that the performance proved such a success. Mr. Fritz played the leading role and had his audience with him from the moment he made his appearance on the stage. His im- personation of Jerry the tramp, was excellent and true to life. The part of James Blackburn, the villian, was ex- cellently portrayed by Mr. Frank Lawler. This was Mr. Lawler's first appearance before a local audience and he undoubtedly left a very good impression of his power as an actor. William McHale, as the aristocratic old southern banker, Col. Lee, delight- ed the audience with the ease and self possession in which he played the part. His make-up was excellent and his splendid voice just suited the character he impersonated. As Jack Worthington, the hero and sweetheart of France Lee, Professor Kitts was seen at his best. Prof. Kitts has ap- peared in home talent productions be- fore and has always pleased his au- dience, but this time outdid all his former efforts. We must not forget Officer Brown, as played by J. Leon- ard McBeth. Not only did he play his part in an excellent manner but it appears he was the \Chief Big In- dian\ of the whole show. Miss Erma Dunn, as France Lee, the cause of all the trouble, was as usual, a great fa- vorite with the audience. She played the long and difficult part assigned her in a manner that showed plenty of hard work and study. Her stage manner was charming and she por- trayed the dainty little southern lady in a most pleasing manner. Miss An- na T. Wier as Sadie Blossom, the im- petuous flirt, who was always looking for a match, was a great favorite throughout, her scenes with Mr. Law- ler causing especial mirth and laugh- ter.. Miss Wier has a fine voice and a stage appearance and manner that showed at their best in her portrayal of the character. Miss Mae I. Carroll as Mrs. Lee was a charming mother for Miss France. Her part called for much clever acting and covered sev- eral difficult dramatic situations, which Miss Carroll Tendered in the best possible manner. The proceeds of the play amounted to $93.20, the I largest house for a local talent play in Port Leyden for years. The money will be used towards the pipe organ fund of St. Martin's church. The play will be presented at Lyons Falls _evening, Ajoril 18th, and we the audience will be well pleased. OCCASIONAL. edict HAMBLIN—SCHUL.TZE. Popular Young Couple United in Mar- riage at Port Leyden, April 9th. A charming home wedding took place in this village Wednesday, April 9th,- at 5 o'clock, when Miss Bertha Maria Schultz, daughter of Heindrich and Margaretta Schultz, of Frankfort- on-the-Main, Germany, became the bride of Roy C. Hamblin, of Port Ley- den. The ceremony was performed by Rev. W. H. Leach, pastor of the Congregational church in the presence of a few friends and near relatives of the contracting parties. The brides- maids were Miss Maude Hamblin, and Miss Grace Longway, while the gtfpom was attended by Messrs. William Leaf and Melvin Mullaney. The bride's dress was of imported white mull over silk and she wore a bandeau of bril- liants in her hair. The bridesmaids ware prettily attired in white net over pink silk. Miss Schultz, who is a native of Germany, has resided in the United States about three years, for the past year making her home in Port Ley- den, where she has made many friends through her sunny disposition and charming ways. Mr. Hamblin is one of Port Leyden's most popular young men, and for some time has been employed as a plumber in L. W. Riggs' hardware store. For a number of years Mr. Hamblin has been a member of the J. S. Koster Hose Company, No. 1, and Wednesday evening that organi- zation, accompanied- by the Port Ley- den Military Band gave them a royal serenade. After several selections by the band, V. J. Sweeney, chief of the fire department, presented Mr. and Mrs. Hamblin with a handsome rocker as a testimony of the esteem in which Mr. Hamblin is held by his fellow firemen. After the serenade a bounteous supper was served to the members of the band, fire company and a large number of friends, after which all departed wishing Mr. and Mrs. Hamblin a long and happy wed- ded life. The bride was the recipient of many handsome and useful presents, con- sisting of silver, cut glass, bric-a-brac, china, linen, etc. Mr. and Mrs. Ham- blin will reside on Pearl street, where they had their home furnished and ready for occupancy. PORT LEYDEN BRIEFS. Miss Loretta O'Berleis and F. Allen Dunn of Utica spent the week-end as the welcome guests of Mrs. Julia Dunn and family. James Hesler, of Lowville, has been the recent guest of his sister, Mrs. G. M. B. Williams. George McHale of Constableville was in town Tuesday. Miss Edith Williams is the guest of friends and relatives in Utica.. Miss Helen Kentner, who has been the guest of her aunt, Mrs. E. G. Dodge, at Lowville, came home Sat- urday evening to attend the play, \All the World Against Him,\ returning to Lowville Sunday evening. Mrs. F. D. Bigarel spent Monday- as a guest of friends in Watertown. Carlos Sutphen has accepted a po- sition in a milk station at Philadel- phia, N. Y., and left Monday to as- sume his duties at that place. Westel R. Dexter of Little Falls is spending his vacation at his home in' this village. The Misses Lora McCoy, Molly 'Car- penter and WiJiam Brady of La- Fargeville were guests of Prof. C. E. J. Kitts Saturday and Sunday. They came to Port Leyden to witness the production of \Ail the Worlds Against Him,\ and were greatly pleased with it and the hospitality shown them by Port Leyden people. Miss Hilda Wier spent Saturday at Utica with' her sister, Miss Mary Wier. Miss Mae Snyder spent the week- end at her home in this village. Mrs. P. J. Jennings of Lyons Falls called on friends here Thursday. Mrs. B. L. Morehouse and' Miss Florence Morehouse of Moose River were in town on business last week. Miss Anna Howley of Barneveld spent Saturday and Sunday at her home in this village. Miss Lena Skinner pf Lyons Falls was a Sunday guest of Miss Beulah Kentner. Mrs. Margaret Niece called on rel- atives at Constableville, Sunday. Miss Mabel Longway has recovered from an attack of chicken-pox. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lyman call- ed on friends at Lyons Falls, Sunday. Miss Helen Johnston of Buffalo has has been spending some time at her home in this village. Mr. and Mrs. John Rogers of the East road entertained Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Rogers of Lyons Falls, Sunday. Miss Altsie Wilcox made a business trip to Utica, last Friday. Mr. and Mrs. Jay Satterly of Lyons Falls were Sunday guests of relatives in town. Miss Veronica Helmer of Lyons Falls and the Misses Kathleen and Alice McDonald of Boonville, spent Sunday as the guests of their aunt, Miss Elizabeth Carden. District Superintendent Ruth M. Johnston announces a teachers' con- ference to be held at the Turin union s hool, Friday, April 25. All teachers of the towns of Turin and Lyonsdale are expected to be present and trus- tees will count the day as' a school day. Miss Kathrynne Dunn of Fowler- ville spent Saturday and Sunday at her home here. Miss Gladys Allum of Boonville at- tended the play Saturday evening and was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Wm, Bates, Sunday. The many friends of Thomas Glasby, who has been receiving med- ical treatment at St. Luke's hospital, in Utica, will be pleased to learn that he is improving and out of danger at present. Mr. and Mrs. James Welch of the Fritz & Lawler Stock Company have arrived and are rehearsing the plays to be put on by the company in the near future. Miss Jennie Elmore has been the recent guest of Mr. and Mrs. William Bates. ' Lewis W. Riggs and daughter, Miss Fannie Riggs, spent Sunday with rel- atives in Utica. Mrs. William Payne and little son, Walton, of Buffalo, were guests of Mrs. Payne's grandmother, Mrs. Mary Shepard, last week. Jack Fritz made a business trip to New York, this week. Miss Ruth Lyman and Miss Hazel Hanley have been recent guests of friends in Boonville. Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Longway for the past week have been welcome guests of their daughter, Mrs. Clar- ence Riley. Evelyn, Cyril, Rhoda and Master Terrence Riley are ill with the mumps. Christian spirit and a faithful member of the '.Catholic church in* 'Constable- ville. She has visited in this village many times and has a large number of friends among the older residents. Who will be grieved to learn of her death. The funeral was held from St. Mary's church, Constableville, Thurs- day and interment was made at Con- stableville. Dorothy Kennedy Players. Jack Fritz and Frank Lawier-,'\\ pre- senting, the ^Dorothy Kennedy Play- ers in high class repertoire plays, will open their season at .the Von-Hoytt'e opera house, Port Leyden, Thursday evening,' April 24th, with the play, \In the Heart of Tennesee.\ Prices 10, 20. and 30 cents. The company will play three nigths, change of play nightly, with Saturday matinee,.- Mr. Fritz is well known here' and to have his name connected with a company augurs well for its success,, WEEKLY CHURCH NOTES CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH. . Rev. W. H. Leach, Pastor. Sunday services: 10:30, sermon. 7:30, the pastor will give the fourth of the series on the Main Points. The subject of this one is \The Final Judgement.\ The Woman's Missionary Society will hold their regular monthly meet- ing in the church, Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock. McKEEVER. Theodore Moyer spent Saturday and Sunday in Utica. Mr. and Mrs. Richard Claprood en- joyed a pleasure ride to Fulton Chain Sunday in Mr. Burnett's new Ford car. Miss Margaret Dougherty was the week-end guest of Utica friends. Mrs. Stephen Planty left Saturday for Tupper Lake, where they will, re- main a few days. Harvey Young has returned to his home at Old Forge. Napoleon Roscoe spent Saturday and Sunday at his home in this vil- lage. , Frank Parsons left for Bisby, Mon- day, where he will be employed. Charles Smith made a business trip td Port Leyden, Friday. Edward Shaw has returned to his home in this village after spending a few days in Boonville. Mr. and Mrs. John Curry made a trip to Utica, Saturday. TURIN GREIG. | Charles D. Brown and daughter of | | Talcottville spent Sunday in town, j I Mrs. Caroline Lonas has returned to | I uer home in this place after spending | I the winter at Lyons Falls. j | Mrs. Jessie Lonas and Mrs. Cham-1 pen-y returned to their home here last week. Mrs. Champeny is slowly re- covering her health. Charles Harrison of Utica and Er- nest Harrison of Oneida have been j visiting their parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Harrison. Mr. and Mrs. Burton Higby and son Earl spent a day with relatives in Talcottville last week. 1 The farmer's dance was largely at- tended and all present report a most enjoyable time. The farmers and dairy maids looked very attractive in their costumes. Miss Virkler furnish- ed excellent music. William Blade has been spending a few days at his home in this place. Mrs. Martha Burdick and Mrs. Jesse Bradish attended the funeral services of Mrs. Mary Ragan at Turin last Thursday. Pearl Street School. The honor roll for last week was as follows: Primary—Iva Hand, Dorothy Hamblin, Gladys Sears, Jennie Moore, Nellie Cook, Ida Salmon, Gertrude Thayer, Lillian Hale, Edna Brockway, Eva Redner, Edwin Smith, Harry Sears and Clarence Homan. Inter- mediate—Mae Dexter, Lulu Satijerly, Hazel LaFaye, Harry Longway, |Mar- jorie doe, Margaret Hale, Inthel Smith, Leonlrd Hale, David SattterJy, Wllburt Satterly, Harold Coef Edwin Smith. Mary Ella Hand, aMid Ada Brockway, Hannah E. Post. The death of Hannah E. Post, a well known and respected resident of the town of Leyden, occurred Monday at her home near Port Leyden, aged 69 years. The cause of death was or- ganic heart trouble. Miss Post was a woman who was held in the highest esteem by all and will be missed by her many friends. She is survived by her brother, Merrit Post, and a sister, Mrs. Gilman Knowlton, both of Port Leyden. The funeral will be held Fri- day at her late home. Interment will be made in the Port Leyden ceme- tery. HIGH MARKET. Miss Kathryn Mackey of Carthage is spending some time with her mother, Mrs. Mary Mackey. Miss Kathryn McGovern of Utica is the guest of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Philip McGovern. Peter Sullivan of Port Leyden is visiting his mother, Mrs. Cornelius Sullivan. Edward Miller has secured the ser- vices of Mr. Wasmuth of Turin to assist in the cheese factory for the season. D. H. O'Brien and son, Clyde, were Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. M. O'Brien. Dr. Edward O'Brien of Boonville spent Sunday with his parents. The many friends of Matthew Con- way are pleased to learn that he is recovering from his recent illness. Mrs. Fred Pike is spending a few days in Utica. Mr. and Mrs. John Gauglm. sr. spent Sunday at Constableville, the guests of Mr. and Mrs. John Harrington. A number from this place attended the funeral of Laura Mae McPhilmy at Constableville Thursday. Little Miss Nora Kreager spent the week-end with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Sullivan at Mohawk Hill. Mrs. Mary Reardon. Port Leyden residents were shock- ed Tuesday to learn of the death of Mrs. Mary Reardon, who has been spending the past few weeks with her niece, Mrs. Hannah Bolan, of this village. Mrs. Reardon has been in ill health for some time but did not appear to be much worse on Monday night and it was a grgat* ,i ta5n>rise to her i niece to find her dead infe-bed Tuesday morning. Death was due^Jp heart failure. Mrs. Reardon was t! wife of the late John Reardon of 1 Highmarket. Her maiden name was Mary O'Leary and she was born in Highmarket 80 years ago. She had always made her home there until a few years ago. After the death of her husband she Moved to Constable- ville, where she mas since resided. Mrs. Reardon was a woman of true WEST GLENFIELD. A number from here attended the •farmer's dance at Greig Friday night and all report an enjoyable time. Miss Pearl Klock is spending some l time in Lowville. I Miss Lena Jenks is visiting her ! aunt, Mrs. Fred Blade. I John Jamison is convalescing from I his recent illness. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Cass spent Sunday with their daughter, Mrs. H. Salsbury. Mary Slocum has returned to Syr- acuse, after spending several weeks with friends here. Clinton Burk has returned from Uti- ca, where he has been spending soime time. Fred Blair is moving his fami Tom the Cole tenant house to a farn? ar Constableville. r. and Mrs. Herbert J. .\. •' -v antrtjtSfin. Dorrance, spent C .. . is guestsTP& Mr - and Mrs - Edgar Owen. Mrs. BEl^' 0Imstea d is slowly re- covering^Bfe m her recent illness. CharlesW» ass spent Sunday with his sister^B^, 1 \ 8, vTennie Salsbury. : T;Urin friends are pleased' to know ti&t.'Itev. O. M. Smith is to be re- turned as pastor of the M. E. church for another year. ; Mr.. and Mrs. W. D. Holden, Who have' been spending several weeks' at Dpver, Del., and New York, have re- turned home. •Erne'st Roberts of Hamilton Col- lege spent Sunday at. his home in this village. Raymond Hinton has been spending a few days in Utica. . Ernest Pritchard, bookkeeper at the EfmiBa reformatory, has been visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Pritch- ard. Carl D. Hart arrived from Chicago Saturday to visit his aged mother, Mrs. Stephen Hart. He left for New 'York Monday. From there he will go to San Francisco where Mrs. Hart and son will join him. They will sail from there on the steamer Mongolian for Tokio, where they will remain for two years. The latest victims of the mumps are Miss Vera Carpenter and Giles Jones. Mrs, G. W. Allen was called to Utica Thursday by the illness of her sister, Mrs. J. T. Bowen. Mr. and Mrs. Leon Chapman of Old Forge have moved to the Mrs. Abbie Evans residence in this village. Miss Kate Gillen of Utica is visiting Turin friends. Mrs. Andrew J. Claus of Houseville is dangerously ill at the home of her niece, Mrs. H. Cuff, on the east road. Mrs. Pruella Ives is a guest of Mrs. James Whittlesey, at Ilion. . Horace WiUiston is spending some time in Buffalo. During his 1 absence Wm. Roberts is drawing freight. Royal Doud is in a critical condi- tion at his home in this village. While working about the farm buldings he fell, injuring his back. His many friends hope for a speedy recovery. The annual school meeting will be held at the school house, Tuesday evening, May'6, at 7:30 o'clock. Mr. and Mrs. E. Pritchard and Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Pritchard attended the funeral of their sister, M>rs. Lillian Carpenter at Rome, last week. At the meeting of Neptune Hose company held Monday evening, the following officers were elected: J. H. Carpenter. Pres.; H. N. Gaylord, V. Pr'es., W. D. Holden, Treas.; Geo. F. Hart, Sec; G. H. Seaver, foreman; Emory Pelham, first assistant; W. R. Jones, second assistant; R. H. Roberts, chief engineer; P. B. Oaster, Asst. chief engineer; John Pritchard, A. T. Jones, Harry Capron, finance commit- tee; Garry Riggs, Theodore Smith, lantern boys. The 5th annual meeting of Turin Cemetery Association was held Mon- day, Apr. 7th. Chas. C. Crofoot and Barnard F. Davis were re-elected di- rectors for a term of three years. The reports of secretary and treasurer were read which shows that the asso- ciation is in a prosperous condition and well managed: It is free from debt and a good balance on hand, also a number of unpaid bills due the as- sociation. The total expenses for the year amounted to $904.23. During 1912., afu^sU-ZftO.- jpts were under spe- cial annual care', while there was in- crease in the perpetual care fund of $345 during the year, making a total in the fund of $1620, which is invest- ed in securities approved by law. Dur- ing the year many lots were graded and seeded but there are many still left neglected, excepting as they are mowed twice a year at the expense of the association. Eighteen interments were made and 3 re-interments during the year; a handsome steel fence was erected along front of the grounds, all posts being set in concrete; the center entrance is spanned by an ornamental steel arch with name of cemetery. Other improvements are planned for the coming year, among which may be included a cement walk in front of the grounds. It is the aim of the directors to make the cemetery as beautiful and as well kept as any in this part of the state. Much credit is due lot owners who generously responded with orders for work and it is hoped that others will follow their example by placing their lots under care of the association the coming season. Credit is also due the officials in charge, especially the efficient superintendent, Hon. Hugh Hughes, who spent much of his time without compensation. Turin friends have received the an- nouncement of the marriage of Wayne C. Roberts of Holyoke, Mass., to Miss Edith H. Cousins, of Brookline, Mass., which occurred at the home of the bride, April 10th. Mr. Roberts for- merly resided in this village, and Turin friends unite in extending congratula- tions. Those having old papers for the Centennial Circle will please leave them at the manse barn before May 1, and if there are any who have no way of delivering, please leave the papers at the store of C. S. Gsell or W. D. Holden. W. B. Davis attended the meeting of the Presbytery at Little Falls last Monday and Tuesday. Homer Phillips of Rome, visited visited Turin friends Sunday. The next meeting of the Turin Grange will be held April 19th. A din- ner will be served at noon and the 3d and 4th degrees conferred on a large class. Arthur R. Miller has been appointed to act as lecturer of Pomona Grange to be held in Turin June 5, 1913. BRANTINGHAM. Mr, and Mrs. Damon Babcock of Boonville are spending a few weeks at their home on Fish Creek road near this place. Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Bates and son Jesse spent the week-end with Low- ville friends. Mrs. O. Spencer and Mrs. Gertie Blais are expected home from Michi- gan this week. Miss Helen King, who has been ill with the grip, is convalescing. Frank Bowman and Frank McGov- n of Lowville were in town Mon- y on business. Mm. King of Turin has been spend ijfc a few days at his home here. on't envy the rise of others. Many ajpian who gets to the top is mere frgth. J WARLIKE ALBANIANS. Quick to Shoot and -Have Blood Feurii and Blood Fraternities, Albania has been compared to the highlands of Scotland In the sixteenth century, when all the clans we're in constant feud one with another. \Many a time,\ says Foster Frazer, \1 have thought of-similarities between Albania and,,Scotland-. ' There are parts of the country reminiscent of the high- lands. The ^passionate love of country is characteristic of both, peoples. The alertness of the. highlander to resent insult is equaled only by the quickness of the Albanian'to shoot any one who may disagree with him. The. quilted petticoat of the Albanian is certainly similar to the highbinder's kilt, and if you hear the wail of Albanian music In thfe hills you can without much stretch of imagination fancy you are listening to the skirl of the bagpipes.\ The blood feud Is the best known of Albanian institutions, but there are fraternities as well In which blood also figures. Two young Albanians will take a vow'to stand by each other through life, and the relation estab- lished is so sacred that the children of the two may not marry. Among the Mirdites young men who take this vow drink wine with which a few drops of the blood of both have been mingled. Two such vowed friends, the story goes, once discovered that they were both in love with the same woman, a Turk. Their solution of the difficulty was peaceful—from their own point of view—for they drove their daggers to- gether into her heart—Chicago News. JAPAN'S WEDDING SHRINE. Where Western Marriage Rites Are Followed to Some Extent. The Hibiya daijingu. or great god 6hrine. near Hibivu park. Tokyo, is the most famous place in the empire for the celebration of marriages. A dozen or so years ago such a custom, that of performing wedding services at shrines, was unheard of, and it was Dr. Baron Takagi who established, the practice, following that of the western marriage rites in most respects. Since this innovation the daijingu wedding has become most popular, and it Is seldom nowadays, says the Far East, that any bride or groom from a family of good standing is married in the old fashioned manner with the ceremony of three times three cups of sake. When tile bride and groom and the relatives have assembled at the shrine the head priost advances to the altar of the gods and says a prayer to the ancestors of the country and then makes the couple promise that they will never separate. The priest then serves the gods with sake, after which it is given to the bride and groom, who make a vow before the gods that thoy will be constant to each other, and to make such a promise before the gods is one that does not admit of any lapse on the part of either party concerned. Then the sake is given to the relatives, and the signal is made to repair to a western hotel for a foreign banquet or perhaps to a restaurant, where n purely Japanese menu will be 6erved. Browning and Votes For Women. Robert Browning was at one period of bis life an enthusiastic advocate of votes for women. \He approved of everything that had beeD done for the higher instruction of women.\ writes his biographer. Mrs. Sutherland Orr. \and would, not very long before his death, have supported their admission to the franchise But he was so much displeased by the more recent action of some of the lady advocates of women's rights that during the last year of his life, after various modifications of opin- ion, be frankly pledged himself to the opposite view.\ At one time. It ap- pears. Browning contemplated writing a play in support of the movement. Had this design been carried Into ef- fect Miss Elizabeth Robins would have been anticipated by about twenty years. —Westminster Gazette. FIELD MICE IN FRANCE. At Times They Overrun and Complete- ly Devastate Whole Cantons. The average loss inflicted annually by field mice upon the cultivators of France is estimated at 2,000.000 francs —about $400,000. From time to time, however, there is an enormouH increase in the number of these pests and in the extent of their ravages. France has experienced about a doz- en serious invasions by field mice since the beginning of the nineteenth cen- tury. The most disastrous was thai which occurred from the summer of 1801 to the end of the autumn of 1802 On that occasion Ihree departments were absolutely devastated As an il lustration of the prodigious numbers in which these animals appear it may be stated that, during th,e. outbreak of 1822 in Alsace, within a single fort night 1.570,000 were slaughtered in one canton—the Frerii-h equivalent of n township—500.000 in another and 272,- -D00 in another. The sudden appearance of these ani mals in such numbers is not due to a rapid migration, hut simply to the as- tonishing rapidity with which they mul tiply when the weather happens to be favorable to their preservation. Un- der such conditions a field, containing 150 animals—the females are about twice as numerous as the males—at the end of winter would have more than 20,000 in September. There are many ways of fighting thp pests, including the use of various poi- sons, and asphyxiation of the animals in their burrows by means of noxious vapors, but the plan recommended by the French government is to spread H contagious disease among them by giv ine a bacterial preparation. Joke on Postmaster Gleason. Postmaster Michael Gleason of Car- thage has been the victim of consider- able chaffing by a number of his friends the past week. The occasion of all this fun at Mr. Gleason's ex- pense is the new lighting standard which has been erected in front of the office. The standard is adorned with large globes and has the appearance of a pawn broker's sign. The other day one of Mr. Gleason's friends stop- ped at the office and wanted to know how much he could get on his watch. WATSON, Henry Baker has gone to Utica, where he is employed for the present. Charles, William apd Frank Wil- liams. 4pd Mrs. Charles Puffer were called here by the death of their father, A. D. Williams, Ella! Peiffer spent the week end with Mrs. Solomon Rennie. \' \ ,Mjss Mary Higby has gone to Mar- ti'nsburg, where she will spend some time. Mrs. Henry Cnase and daughter, Daisy, spent the week-end with- Mrs. Martha Ward. Mrs. Npra Hartley has returned from Old Forge. Mrs. Bert Waldron is very ill. Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Wider spent Sunday at Lowville with L. C. Wil- der and family. Sunday, Mr. and Mrs. Solomon Ren- nie entertained Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Robinson, of Lowville. Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Thompson spent the week-end at Lowville. SCHOLAR STATESMEN. England's Distinguished List,- From Bacon to Mprley, For nearly three centuries there has been a close association between scholarship and statesmanship In Eng- land. From the time of Francis Ba- con to that of Lord Morley of Black- burn there have seldom been wanting among the conspicuous leaders of one or the other of the great parties some men who -were deeply interested in learning or letters and some who had earned distinction iis writers or stu- dents. England's political history is rich in names, like those of Sir William Tem- ple, Bolingbroke, t'ulteney, Carteret, Burke, Fox-. Canning, Derby, Glad- stone, Beaconsfield and Salisbury,'; not to mention those of Swift, Addison, Grote. Macaulay and Mill, whose own- ers would be remembered, or had at least the power to make themselves re- membered, if they had never taken an active part in public affairs. Of England's prime ministers during the past hundred years one wrote, bril- liant satirical verse: another translat- ed Homer: another was the author of the best political novels in the English language; another amused his leisure with classical scholarship and theolog- ical controversy; another occupied himself with serious scientific research; another has added to our libraries some charming historical and bio- graphical studies.—Edinburgh Review. PLANTING SPONGES. Methods of Making Them Grow In Uso on the Florida Coast. Biscayue bay. Sugar Loaf key, An- clote keys and Key West, on the Flor- ida coast, are the principal places In this country where experiments in sponge culture have been made. The various methods are as follows: \Seed\ sponges are cut into small pieces and, after having been attached by wiring or spindle to circular or tri- angular cement blocks, are dropped or lowered (depending upon the depth) to rest on the ocean bottom, where they remain for a year or two until they reach a size proper for commercial pur- poses. They are then taken by the hook, when new cuttings are attached and the cement blocks let down again. Another method was to string them on a wire held horizontal by stakes driven in the bottom. In doing this, however, various difficulties arose. The sponges became loose and rotated ttn the wire, enlarging the hole made, through tbem. and the action of the salt water corroded and destroyed the wires until, after many trials and ex- periments, a lead wire with a copper core was successfully used.—St Nich- olas. FRESH BAKED GOODS DAILY CREAM THE BEST THAT CAN BE MADE ~& Rauhe's Bakery . PORT LEYDEN, N. Y. ':1L 4- •C'. '<.J. a* : .v?''a •i - •• , sM fc1 - •flB ; M Port Lnyden Launrtry. JAMES S. LEWIS, Proprietor ' •V.(.'Vill... l , West Canal St. - Port Leydta, N. X •'•'•''''•^'•Mt» '•'•• .''SsiS'sp.'.\ ino, Mi REPAIRING Work and Prices Satisfactory. YOUR PATRONAGE SOLICITED •K'.''.' l ,i i\''''.jfl \•'•'• M •'• 4;- ! \ 1 *', 'is ' 'j&d ;'\ \'.*4 l , \'''•' '-A ' !j ^M lit F* i'. .A t'-'A.ft- \v- l £;» L*- W' belt with ninety' rounds of ammonia tion and his twenty-four hour e)mer- gency ration that he always keeps i» his haversack? The tentage is always lying ready for use, and when the jme» are going on a short march two men> > share a small shelter tent, half of which is carried by each man. Wes; sir. right after\ the bugle sounds, ia half an hour, a man can sort out- his- belongings and be ready to go any- where.\—New York, Sun. \*< • • -urn Always Ready to March. \There isn't an army post in the United States whose garrison couldn't make ready inside of an hour to start off for any point,\ said an army ofBeer. \Clockwork? Well, there's nothing mechanical about it. A man naturally is ready when ho sleeps and lives with his equipment at all times. There would be no confusion. How could there be when a trooper has his clothes, his gnu. his bandolier with its ninety rounds of ammunition, his well No Reward For a Tin Mine. For some unknown reasop there is a widely prevalent idea that the United! States offers a reward for the discov- ery of a tin mine that can be workeoi at a profit. Many letters are received:^ ;• by the geological survey every year '. asking about this supposed reward.' Where the rumor started iis uB but it seems to be fosterfi«Pqpjjpan- scrupulous or ignorant persons 'who> have mining stock to sejl. The sur- vey's officials say that- .the United! States does not offer and so far • as- known to, tbem never has offered a reward for the discvery of a tin myie- or any other mine. c\ *.. T -J A Reasonable FaVor. \So you have determined to sue we for breach of promise?\ \Yes.\ \With damages?\ \Of course.\ \Well. -say. I've got just one favor tc> ask of yon. Don't sue me for less than* $100,000. I haven't got a dollar in the world that I can call my own, and it might help my • credit\—Cleveland Plain Dealer. _ • • Belated. • ; . Sillicus—A man never.bears the best things that are said about him. Oynl- cus—No: he's dead then.—Philadelphia. Record. •' .. j, 5 . ~~ ; . c* .'•' \' 7oys are not the property of the risht : alone.—Horace. ' , /'\ 1 ^'. 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