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NOVEMBER SO, ,1913,' BLACK RIVER DEMOCRAT IMPORTANT BUSINESS TRANS- • ACTED DURING THE WEEK. •^'-' Supervisors Getting Down to Business —Resolution' Passed Authorizing town of Lowville to Issue Bonds to Ray for State Street Bridge. The board .of supervisors, now in (annual session, disponed of a great ideal of preliminary: business during thd past week. Tlie official canvass was completed last Thursday. The .gentlemen composing the board are .to be commended for the exceptional manner in Which the county's affairs • are being adjusted. Their work as a ,., , delibeyatiye,b6dy is executed' with knowledge'- and forethought, with an '' eye-also to-ill e interests of their own l ' constituency., i No finer legislative body, was.^ViSfi'assembled at the coun- ty seat, nor one in whose hands the a If ail's of the county of Lewis are so safe. .That each community sent its best representative, the legislative activities,' exemplified by the board, .w\ plainly indicates. f9f Among the resolutions passed • was one relating to the recent destruction of the Madis'oh county almshouse by fire, which included an offer to care for some of the Madison county poor ; at $2.50 per week until other quarters had jbeeii provided. Also a resolution that the time for bills against the county be extended . to Novenfber 25th, when all bills should be in. . There was a resolution which authorized the payment of the claims \of the commissioners of equal- ization for the services rendered. A resolution was passed calling for sealed proposals from the print- - ' . ing establishments of Lewis county for printing 3,0.00 copies of the pro- ceedings of the board in pamphlet form, the work to be completed by April 1st. Payment was authorized for the services of Miss Mary W. McKechnie as visiting nurse in tubercular work. ,''... • A resolution in relation to the issu- ing of bonds to meet the expense in- curred in the erection of the concrete arch at the foot of State street was •, also acted upon. The resolution was _ passed by .unanimous vote and stip- ulated that the town of Lowville may borrow a sum not to exceed $6,000.00 for the purpose of- paying for the arch which is to span Mill creek. Six! bonds will be issued of $1,000 each to cover the entire cost. An unusual quantity of matter lies before the present board, all of which must receive the most judicious treat- ment. Night sessions have been held during the past week, which aided in clearing up a good portion of the preliminary work. The proceedings are greatly facili- tated- by the efficiency of the clerk ( 'of the board, Charles S. MereneBS, jr., •,, ~ \-whose-; familiarity with local legisla- ';; J\ * tive litethods makes him of great ser- ••'••\ vice tovthe board. The*commissioners of equalization • tor Lewis county have completed . th j aiiyjjj|bor l s. and have presented, the \jfclldwing equalization table to the board of supervisors for 1913: I, \\\\' Real Estate is Assessed and '• Special Towns. Franchises. g) Croghan $1,024,0S5 Denmark 1,100,S71 Diana 571,750 Greig 193,170 Harrisburg 349,950 • Highmarket 223,183 Lewis 195,269 Leyden 695,382 Lowville 2,197,300 Lyonsdale 337,000 Martinsburg 752,700 Montague 197,700 New Bremen 409,385 ^Osceola 341,571 • Pinckney 293,018 . Turin 586,933 Watson 207,872 West Turin 1,016,055 Town. Greig Highmarket .. Martinsburg .. New Bremen . West Turin .. ..$1,009,148 .. 1,097,884 .. 566,984 .. 192,645 .. 353,256 .. 222,579 .. 199,346 .. 693,496 .. 2,251,096 .. 336,086 .. 769,192 .. 202,031 .. 403,414 .. 340,644 .. 292,222 .. 588,888 .. 1,013,298 $10,739,716 $1,023,798 1,158,687 571,584 195,545 356,356 225,029 201,446 726,556 2,776,946 337,686 775,942 203,431 408,714 340,644 297,772 601,198 208,507 1,044,248 Totals $10,739,716 $11,454,686 The amounts deducted in reaching the equalized real estate and special franchises are: Croghan, $14,937; Denmark, $2,987; Diana, $4,96.6; Greig, $525; Highmarket, $606; Ley- den, $1,886; Lyonsdale, $914; New Bremen, $5,971; Oscepla, $927; Pinck- ney, $796; Watson, $565; West Turin, $2,757. The amounts added are: Har- risburg, $3,306; Lewis, $4,277; Low- ville, $7,476; Martinsburg, $16,492; Montague, $4,331; Turin, $1,955. HAY FOR SALE. Have bought the entire crop of hay of a large farm, estimated some over 100 tons, at a fair price, and the par- ties who harvested it, claim there-is some pretty good hay in the lot, whdch I ,expec,t to have pressed right away. •Will sell the same from $13 to $17 per ton baled, which is certainly pome bargain for those early on the job. Adv. LOUIS BUSH. PERSONALS. •*' Earl Archer is a guest of friends in Watertown. E. W. Fulton was in New York dur- ing the past week. Enos Mattis of New Bremen was in town Monday on business. Miss Emily L. Holmes of Oswego is visiting Miss Hannah Lewis. Louis James Barrow spent Sunday at his home in Watertown. Michael Vrkler of Croghan was in town on business last Saturday. Dr. C. E. Douglass was in Water- town last Friday calling on friends. Miss Elizabeth B. Stevens is in Wa- tertown as the guest of Mrs. C. E. P. Phlppen. Mrs. Glenn M. Parker is in New York this week on a visit to friends in that city. John Foley, of Clayton, was a guest of Lowville friends the latte.r part of the past week. Mr. and Mrs. Chauncey M. Spring- field are spending a few days in the city of New York.. Mrs. James Caiman will entertain at bridge this evening at her home on Park avenue. Mrs. T. J. O'Connor had as recent guests Mrs. V. J. Cuicci and Mrs.' Walter Buck of New York-, Wellington S. Jones, traveling in the New England states, spent Sun day with his family in this village. Miss Irene Alien of Utica spe,nt- a few days with Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Cooke of this village, the past week. Miss Ella Bushey, who 'has been spending some time with, her sister, Mrs. Fred McPhilemy, has returned to Buffalo. Mrs. Martha G. Phillips, Mrs. Loren Barber and and Mr. Leslie North were in Watertown last Monday, vis- iting friends. Mrs* David Diver, of Oneida, was a guest of her aunt, Mrs. N. T. Gordl- nier,-of Cascade avenue, several days the past week. Miss Mae E. Thomas received a very severe prain of one of her an- kles recently and is confined to the house as a result. Mr. and Mrs. Morris McCluskey, of the Park Hotel, Boonville, spent Mon- day with Mr. and Ivlrs. George N. Strife of this village. Mrs. Wellington S. Jones and son, Harry, enjoyed a venison supper at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Allen at Castorland, Tuesday evening. Mrs. J. H. Butler, of Clinton, who has been visiting in croghan, spent last Tuesday and Wednesday with Mrs. J. H. Gerner, of Stewart street. Charles Carter, of Indianapolis, who has been spending some time with his brother, Judge Milton Carter, left on Monday last to spend a few days in St. Lawrence county. Mr. and Mrs. George. N. Strife at- tended a presentation of \Joseph and His Brethren\ now playing at the Majestic Theatre, Utica, on Wednes- day evening of this week. Mrs. Nathan Cook of Rural avenue returned on Monday evening last from a week's visit to Beaver Falls. Mrs. Cook became ill and was attended by Dr. Douglass on returning. Mr; and Mrs. Jesse R. Reed, who are making their home here with Mr. Reed's parents, Mr: and Mrs. Charles S. Reed, of Shady avenue, have left town for a week. Mr. Reed is going to New l'ork on a business trip and Mrs. Reed to Camden, her former home, where she will visit friends and relatives. OLD.-TIME HORNING TAKES PLACE IN NEW BREMEN. JOTTINGS. The annual meeting of the Chari- ties Aid Association was held at the home of Rev. and Mrs. J. W. Earn- shaw, yesterday at 3 o'clock in the afternoon. W. J. Milligan and family are mov- ing from the house occupied by them for the past several years on Park avenue, to the residence of the late Amassa M. Stoddard, on Dayan street. Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Arthur will move to the house vacated by W. J. Milligan on Park avenue and Mr. and Mrs. Herbert R. Steele will move to the house formerly occupied by Mr. Adams. A work meeting of the Farther Lights Society of the Baptist church, was held at the home of Mrs. John Gasser on State street last Wednes- day evening. A very pleasant hour was passed with Mrs. Gasser, who is a most agreeable hostess. The Woman's Auxiliary of Trinity church held a meeting at the home of Mrs. R. A. VanNamee of Dayan street last Tuesday afternoon, which was largely attended t>y the ladies of the society. A very enjoyable afternoon was spent, Mrs. VanNamee sustaining her reputation as one of the most de- lightful hostesses in town. Newly Married Couple Tendered Im- promptu Reception With Music Played on Horse Fiddles and Buzz •Saws—Deadlock Urlchnnged. Mr. and Mrs. Silas Virkler, one of the couples participating in the dou- ble marriage, performed lay Judge Carter last week, returned from their wedding trip Friday evening, to take up a temporary residence with the bride's father, Rev. Alpheus Virkler, who lives about a quarter of a mile from the village of Croghan,, It has long been the custom there to seren- ade newly married people on their re- turn from the honeymoon; and on Friday night the, usual company of musicians gathered, with instruments of tin, horse fiddles and suspended buzz saws, to entertain the newly made bride and groom. On occasions of this kind, when the first notes ot the improvised band break the stillness of the night, the groom is supposed to make his Ap- pearance on the front stoop and ex- hibit his appreciation of the honor ac- corded him by inviting the company to have a \smile or a smoke. The music ceases temporarily to afford this opportunity. If, after an inter- mission of about ten minutes, the curtains still remain down, and no response is made, or notice of any kind taken of the neighborly assem- blage, the music is resumed with re- newed vigor, and the dark.damp air of the night becomes filled with a lnultitudinosity of unearthly noises, which include the whole gamut ot sound. The band now plays unceas- ingly, the tuneful instruments being operated by relays. No further inter- mission is permitted. There is a deadlock between the parties inter- ested, which cannot . be broken ex- cept by the groom coming out tQ \set 'em up.\ On Friday night the horning began at 10:30 o'clock and lasted until 3:00 in the morning. On.Saturday, night it opened a little earlier and was kept up till 12 o'clock, the dawn of the Sabbath morning being consid- ered. On Monday night it was announ- ced from the house that the young couple were no longer there, so the house had. to stand it alone for awhile. The deadlock now remains unchanged, the serenade to be resum- ed when the bride and groom again appear in the paternal .home. • It is one of the traditions of the village that each native couple must be horned till they buy. The affair is usually conducted in a spirit of fun, and can onlj be discontinued by the extension of the hospitality expected.- MRS. HANNAH N. MITCHELL. Death of Well Known and.Highly Es- teemed Lowville Resident. Mrs. Hannah N. Mitchell, widow of the late Charles Mitchell, died at her home on Bostwick street, Tuesday af- ternoon, at 3 o'clock. Mrs. Mitchell had been ill for a long time and her death was not unexpected. She was the daughter of. John L. and Mary Rittis, and was born in this village, on February 2, 1836, In 1856 she was united in marriage with Charles Mit- chell, and spent her entire life in Lowville. .Mrs. Mitchell was a lady endowed by nature with many admirable qual- ities of mind and manner. Quietly and unassumingly she passed the years of her allotment in this village, rearing her children, happy in the as- sociation of home and - husband, and 'drawing towards her a large circle of friends by whom she was valued ac- cording to her worth. She was a member of the Presby- terian church of this village, and of the Woman's Missionary Society. A devout christian throughout her life she was ever active in whatever tend- ed towards the elevation of the moral standards of the community and ex- emplified in her life those virtues which are reflected in her children. She leaves surviving two daughters, Mrs. Nellie Seaver, of Cuba, N. Y. and Mrs. Joseph S. Tardy, of Lowville, and three sons, Edward V. Mitchell, C. Dix? Mitchell and John A. Mitchell, all of Lowville, also a sister, Mrs. Josephine M. Leonard, of this village. The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock, from her late home, Rev. Cuthbert C. Frost, to offi- ciate. Interment will be made in Ru- ral Cemetery. * TANGO HAS THE FLOOR. COMMITTEE O F NINE PRESENT REPORT TO SUPERVISORS. Miss Mary W. McKechnie, Visiting Nurse, Finds 91 Cases of Tubercu- losis in the County—County Hospi- tal Recommended. According to the reports submitted, it is obvious that steps should be ta- ken toward the erection of suitable quarters where the disease could be isolated and controlled. The commit- tee of nine have gone to the bottom of the matter in Lewis county and the recommendations presented should re- ceive careful consideration. Miss McKechnie, visiting nurse, has per- formed her duties conscientiously, providing the committee with statis- tics which show the ravages ot the disease. Report of Miss McKechnie. Miss Mary W. McKechnie, the visit- ing nurse, employed to investigate tu- boculosis in Lewis county, gave a re- port in which the total number ot cases were found to be 91; number of towns, IS; number of dangerous cases, 37; number of fairly careful cases, 33; number of indefinite cases,- 18; number of patients who would go to a hospital, 33. Report on County Hospital. The following report was made by the committee of nine recently ap- pointed to make investigations rela- tive to the t'easability of erecting a- hospital in this county. The matter was made a special order for Novem- ber 26. Floating Kidney Removed. Dr. R. M. Bradley of Lowville, as- sisted by Dr. T. J. Collinson, of Port Leyden, performed a very delicate operation Sunday last in the removal of an enlarged floating kidney from Mrs. Ford of this village. The pa- tient was operated upon at her home and. from last accounts was getting along finely. It will be a great boon to the people ot this section to have a skilled operating surgeon here, ob- viating the necessity of going to Wa- tertown or Utica, which is both in- convenient and expensive. CHARLES M. BASSETT Suffers Paralytic Stroke While Driv- ing His Horse. Charles M.' Bassett, father of Dr. H. Arthur Bassett, suffered a partial stroke of paralysis on Saturday af- ternoon while returning home from his farm at Glenfield. The shock is supposed to have occurred just be- fore Mr. Bassett reached the outskirts of this village, as the horse he was driving was rather high spirited. Be- ing close by the horse reached the barn safely. Mr. Bassett was discov- ered by members of his household in a partially unconscious condition and when, removed from the buggy, collapsed at the horse-s feet. Dr. Bassett, who had been passing a few days at Brantingham Lake, was sent for without delay and reached home in a short time, applying such measures of relief as the conditions demanded. Mr. Bassett improved considerably the following day and ,has gained steadily ever since, which his many friends, who have been much concerned for him, are greatly pleas- ed to hear. NEW O. E. S. CHAPTER. An Educational Crusade. An educational crusade along lines of protection and moral obligation to our mothers, wives and children, is being conducted throughout Lewis county and especially in Lowville \by former High School Principal C. E. Kitts and H. Stanley Joyce, a gen- tleman of several years experience in insurance work. -It is needless to dwell upon the merits of such a cam- paign and the results can scarcely be overestimated as the measure of love is protection. We all realize that \Riches take to themselves wings and fly away,\ and if we would re- duce the country's cost for alms- houses, let us give support to this movement, for little anyone knows what the future may hold in store for us, however wealthy we may be. What the Candidates Spent. The list of election expenses as filed with the board of elections by candi- dates for office at the recent election is as follows: Henry L. Grant, candi- date for member of assembly, 197.21; James B. Van Woert, for the same of- fice, ' 475.00; Nicholas Arthur, candi- date for county treasurer, $80.86; Harry A. Williams, $78.65; Cyril P. Kirley, David J. Culver, Clinton B. Chamberlain and Thomas J. Collin- son, candidates for coroner, expended nothing in the campaign, while D. Duane Parrish paid out 35 cents to be elected to that office. Instituted at Oriskany by Mrs. Minnie Ryan of Lowville. Mrs. Minnie A. Ryan, R. W. D. D. G. M., of this village, instituted Oris- kany Chapter, No. 524, Order of the Eastern Star, last Thursday evening, in that village, under the authority of Most Worthy Grand Matron Lulu I. Husselby. The district deputy grand matron was assisted by Grand Lecturer Ir- ving Jones of the twenty-third East- ern Star district, with the officers of Temple Chapter, No. 300, of Utica, as acting grand officers. The. officers of Oriskany Chapter were installed by Brother Jones, assisted by Mrs. Ab- bie Murray, W. M., of Temple Chap- ter and Mrs. Clara B. Koster, P. R. W. D. D. of Lyons Falls, as assistant marshal. Dance and \Feast of the Green Corn Moon to Be Held Friday Even- ing, December 26. The tribesmen of the Low-vil-aali- gah assembled at their council fire at 8:30 p. 111., on Tuesday evening last, Rainy Moon officiating at the cere- monies. Big Trout Arthur (LeRoy W.) pro- posed that the Feast of the Green Corn Moon, which was to be held De- cember 5th, be postponed to Decem- ber 26th, on which occaiBion a public dance and exhibition would be given at Virkler hall. Carried. Sun Dog Steele, (H. It.), proposed that a council of five be appointed by the chief to make arrangements for the dance. Carried. It is proposed to make this a cos- tume dance (unmasked), in which In- dian, squaw, cowgirl and cowboy cos- tumes will prevail, though there will be no restrictions as to dress. In accordance with the wish of the tribe I hereby appoint the council of five to prepare for the dance: Blue Moon Bateman (Niles C), White Wolf Donahue (B. F.), The Horse Phillips (McGreggor A.), Leaping Rab- bit Fowler (E. E., Jr.), Rolling Thun- der Copeley (A. A. The council is re- quested to become active imme- diately. RAINY MOON, Chief. Thunder Bolt Steinbrenner (A. G.) proposed that steps be taken to pro- cure the costumes needed by Low-vil- aah-gah without delay. Carried. Since the last accounting the num- erical strength has been added to as follows: Silver Cloud Wisner (Frank C), Jumping Horse Hutchins (Geo. M.), Sitting Bull Egleton (W. H.), Sil- ver Fox Strife (Geo. N.), Soaring Crow DeLester (E. E.), Moon Face Cooke (J. Harold), Hazy Sun Green (R. J.), Crazy Horse Parker (Glen M.), Yellow Hand Patton (W. F.), Deer Foot Smith (Leon H.), Yellow Pine Richardson (Raymond S.), White Lightning Rumble (Chas. A.), Shooting Star Hickey (Geo. A.). Propositions for enrollment will be received by Keeper of the Wampum, Black Cloud Arthur (A. Karl), and Keeper of the Records, White Wolf Donahue (B. F.). Baptist Church. The Ladies' Aid Society will cele- brate its 21st anniversary on Friday evening, with a \Tureen Supper,\ in the church parlors. A cordial invi- tation is extended to all the lady members of the church and congre- gation to attend. Next Sunday evening at 7 o'clock, Mr. Evans will deliver the second ser- mon of the series on \Timely Topics.\ His subject will be: Modern Religious Trend as Indicated by Churchill's \Inside the Cup.\ Mrs. Smith Forms Dancing Class. Mrs. H. C. Smith, of Gouverneur, teacher of the art of dancing, who was here last week to demonstrate her work, arrived last Monday to organ- ize classes in the latest dances. Mrs. Smith is a teacher of long experience and is familiar with every phase of modern dancing. The formation of the classes is as follows: Children's class from 4 to 6; high school stud- ents, from 7 to 9; adults from 9 t o 11, on Monday evening of each week throughout the term. We have fresh fisli on hand at all times. Send in your order. Fairchlld Meat Co. 46-tf Boosters Meeting Tonight. The Lowville Boosters Club will hold a meeting at their rooms in G. A. R. hall, at 8 o'clock this evening. State Street School Play Ground. A sort of athletic field has been made of the playground in the rear of the State Street school, to which some features might be added that would make the apparatus placed there, of more value in the physical development i of our school children. The board of education displayed ex- cellent judgment in the installation of the present fixtures, making a long stride in the right direction. Physical culture is as essential as mental culture.' A There should be an equal balance. While some provision is usually made for recreation, no reg- ular system of physical culture is ap- plied, which results in haphazard growth, plainly manifest in the flat chests, stooping figures and sham- bling steps of some of our boys. We mention the boys because the girls show much better carriage and devel- opment. A sound body and a sound mind should be the watchword. LUMBER, CEMENT, LIME. Received fresh car of building lime, also two cars of Portland • cement. Brick, Lumber, 2x4'a to 2vl0's. Ceil- ing, Flooring, Siding, Tiling, Roofing, Plaster Boards, Lath. Adv. LOUIS- BUSH. To the Honorable Board of Supervis- ors of Lewis Coun'-y: Gentlemen—The committee of nine appointed by you on April 2, 1913, to investigate the tuberculosis problem in our county begs to submit the fol- lowing report: Five meetin'gs of the committee have been held, at which have been brought together and discussed all possible data on the care and treat- ment of those suffering from tubercu- losis, and from this it is conclusive that hospital provision is the only adequate means for the effective con- trol of the disease. Hospital provis- ion is the only outcome of the mod- ern scientific knowledge of the dis- ease as a communicable infection and modern methods of prevention and treatment, which together with the education of the masses, earnestly and persistently carried on in every county, village and hamlet, will un- doubtedly control tuberculosis. Y'our board requested this commit- tee to investigate along certain lines the tuberculosis question as it per- tained to Lewis county, and the re- port will endeavor to answer the questions thus specified: 1. As to the advisability of uniting with some other county or counties of this state for the purpose of building and establishing a tuberculosis hos- pital. After a thorough investigation, your committee finds that the law as it now stands does not permit such a combination. 2. As to the advisability of enter- ing into a contract with some other county to accept and care for tuber- cular patients from the county of Lewis. After conferring with several who have had practical knowledge from their own experience as to the care of tuberculosis patients by a hospital in another county, and giving the facts diligent consideration, your committee advises against this course for the following reasons: (a) It is not economical, as a hos- pital in another county would make a greater charge for patients than it would cost to maintain them in their home hospital. (b) There is at present no county adjoining Lewis which has a tubercu- losis hospital. (c) No county hospital for tubercu- losis is at present built with accom- modations more than its own pa- tients. (d) It would be difficult to persuade patients to enter a hospital outside of their own county, where they would be among strangers and more inac- cessible to their relatives and friends. 3. To investigate as to whether the county is authorized to join with an- other county or counties in building and establishing a tubercular hospital. Y'our committee finds that the law does not permit such action. ' 4. As to the advisability of build- ing and establishing a tuberculosis hospital for the county of Lewis. In investigating this proposition your committee was at once confronted with the question of whether the prevalence of tuberculosis in the county warranted the establishment of a hospital. The only way to gain information on this appeared to be the engaging of a visiting nurse to make a survey of each town in the county, as was authorized by your board. Your committee experienced considerable difficulty in securing the services of a competent nurse for the work for the reason that the county treasurer questioned the legality of his making payments for her salary without a specific order from your board. On account of this the work of investigation was not begun as ear- ly as the committee anticipated. How- ever, on August 4, the committee was fortunate in securing Miss Mary W. McKechnie, of New York City, a nurse of large experience and exceptional qualifications for this kind of work. Your committee begs to submit for your careful attention and considera- tion the report of the nurse, the de- tailed account of which is given you under separate form, (the summary of which is to be considered a part of this report.) This report shows that there are 61 cases with very suspi- cious symptoms of tuberculosis, and 38 cases with a positive diagnosis. Of these 38 cases only three are under proper hygienic conditions in their homes. Twenty-three cases are in ur- gent need of hospital care and proper (Continued on page 2.) Dancing Classes Organized and erybody's Doing It.\ The Tango here! Well, yes, but don't be alarm d. There is nothing to get epileptic over. Fine dance? glome! Some! It is one of the signs of the times that the tango stays, aria everything stays that the people want, and Lowville is not going to lag on the tango or on any of the latest man- ifestations of whatever is poetical in terpsichorean art. It needed no great amount of adver- tising, but just passing the word around, to draw a large assemblage of the leading ladies ot our village to witness a demonstration of modern dancing at Virkl'er's hall Thursday evening, by Miss Katherine Sweeney, of Utica, teacher of dancing. Miss Sweeney is a lady of great personal charm and' her appearance on the floor was the occasion of appreciative applause. She stated that the dance called the \tango had been given un- favorable repute because it was sus- ceptible to a variety of movements that were not approved Of generally, and like many innovations had met with perhaps more than its share of opposition, and no doubt more than the facts in the case merited. She explained that its features were greatly exaggerated on the stage, and at caberet performances, from svhence it was copied by the smart set who saw in it possibilities presented by no other dance, arid that most anything unusual in dancing was called the tango, which .was not the dance at all. Miss Sweeney, at the conclusion of her remarks, explained the form of the tango, afterward giving a very pleasing exhibition of the dance itself, which was received with approbation by the audience. Other of the modern dances then followed, among which were the hesitation waltz, Boston dip and lame. duck. Each of these were treated separately and their forms carefully explained. Miss Sweeney's dancing was the personification of grace, exhibiting an ease and delicate abandon over which hovered an a'r of modesty, which was possible only to a true artist, and one of innate refinement. Her step was light as the snow- flake; her undulations wene sugges- tive of that suppleness of muscle es- sential in the execution of the evolu- tion of the dances now in vogue. Her posture was tinted with an elasticity and grace which pleased the eye, de- lighted the spectators and established her status as an exponent of refined dancing in this community. She was accompanied on the piano by Miss Flossie Virkler, whose fine instrumen- tation and precission in t'me made the demonstrations all the more en- joyable. Miss Sweeney is meeting with a success in the organization of .classes commensurate with her capability as a teacher. Many of the young people here have been deeply interested in the latest dances for some time and were anxious for an opportunity to learn them. The moment is now at hand when these hopes may be rea- lized. None of these dances will ever displace the waltz, or even the two- step. They afford variety and are novel, which is in their favor. Dancing is one of the most delight- ful of pastimes, not only for the young but the older people as well. Those who are interested in physical cul- ture will find the dance a strong aux- iliary. It keeps the body flexible and the arteries likewise. So far as the tango is concerned, like everything else, it is what we make it. It is of tropical origin and has been a feature of- Central and South American dan- cing for many years. As modified, there is nothing offensive or suggest- ive about the dance. It is Only be- cause most any dance of a lewd na- ture was called the tango for want of a better name, that it was given a black eye. After Miss Sweeney's exhibition was over the young people held an impromptu dance which was much en- joyed by all who remained. The school will be conducted at Virkler hall, than which there is no finer to be found anywhere in a town of this size. WfLHELMN SEES VOOPRQW AND THEY HAVE FRIENDLY VISIT. Funeral of Miss Pernal Easton. The remains of Miss Pernal B. Easton, accompanied by her mother, Mrs. Gilbert R. Easton, arrived here from Denver, Colo., on Sunday even- ing last and were taken to the resi- dence of Charles M. Barrett, of Reed terrace, who had gone to Chicago to meet them. The funeral services were held from the home of Mr. Bar- rett on Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Dr. A. C. Loucks, pastor of the Meth- odist church, officiating. Miss Easton lived in LoWville the greater part of her life, moving west with her parents about five years ago, and finally locating in Denver. She was 35 years of age and a woman of great personal charm and many lova- ble qualities, which endeared her to a host of friends. She possessed many accomplishments, among which was music, and was organist at the Methodist Episcopal church for a number of years. The bearers were Harry P. Gould, J. S. Bowen, Dr. Burton T. Hunt, J. Yale Moore, Frank Stoddard and W. J. Milligan. Mrs. Easton, the mother, expects to remain here for some time. She has the sympathy of the community' in her bereavement, this being the sec- ond within but a short time, having brought her husband, Gilbert R. Eas- ton, here for burial early in the year. Booster Club to Be Organized in de SettlememV-A Swell Wedding f to Occur Next Week—'Rice, and Cr?<*- e^d Corn, in Demand. ' ' I' , •' ', ' Imported news vas received; sjiete- by postal card, dat Professer , Wll^ , . helm, who has left hiss cpljige -job- ( vaiting for a few days, vas in, W^ash-• • ington last veek to* deliver,two.'w*?**.'.^. tures about de law, und while ia $?&£'' city, he callei at de office* of Pi^iM«rj dent Voodrow, und left hisS- i&uSft'f-* dere; but von of de secretaries,.wlii>*-'' didn't recognize de profi'esser at vonce, not seeing hiss picture in de papers any more, und also he vas , looking much happier in de face, pick- ed up de card, und like a flashlight it came to him dat diss vas Wilhelm, den mit greet condescension he said, . vait a minnit; I must tell Vo6drow about diss. Nevpr, mind, exclaimed '\§ Wilhelm, I yust dropped in, und I know by experience dat Voodiow iss too busy. Voodrow, who.has an ear for music,' . recognized de wpice wich he had heard vonce at de last inaugural \ex- change, came out und gave him de presidential grip und password, after wich he inwited him into hiss private office where dey set down on some seats. By hecky! Villi said Vbod : . row, but you are appearing much bet' ter since you laid de job down; de campus must agree mit you. Yes, dats true, Wilhelm^feplied. I get much,- more sleep now;, most any time of de day. When I-Stas in diss office it used to keep me busy night und day, find- ing jobs for de boys. Dey all vanted good vones as de cost of living vas^ much more upward, und I had 'to pad' de pay roll all it yould stand, Und had : no time to study law.at all, but flow I can let my mind run fre- ly on de, law, wich iss largely more restful dan looking up jobs for de woters. Of course de pay aint so much, but you must figger dat de. expenses iss much lesser.' . • While I don't vant to talk shop, Voodrow, I must congratulate myself dat you are running diss Mexican bus- • iness yust de vay I done when I vas at diss desk, dough it iss a little more brisk now dan is used tp vas. But you have such a splendid secretary of de United States, who iss von of de best joshers on diss planet to help you mit it. Ya, ya, responded Voodrow, dat may be so, but dat iss yust where de rubber iss. Everytime I get diss Mex- ican matter a little straightened out, Wilhelm Jennings starts out mit hiss Chautauqua lecturing at $2.50 per stand, und when it breaks out in a new place Jennings iss customarily elsewhere. Jennings you know fea- tures all de peace work when he iss. arount. However, understand me, Vill, I don't vas kicking; I can paddle my own canoeboat any old time, but diss Mexican tumultousness, is not yust so easy. In a minnit I could send my fleets mit plenty of maroons aboard, by de sea, at vonce I could . hire de \Colonel\ mit hiss daring rough neckers to invade by land, und soak de greasers von on de solar plexus, but always, dere iss de Mon- roe Doctor on my hands, already your namesake Wilhelm, de \iron war lord,\ shook hiss mailed fist a couple of times under my nose yet, while John Bull's beef vas broiling vonce; und dere iss de Japs yet, und besides von of de girls iss going to get married sooner, und de house needs anodder coat of white paint on it. I have plenty to keep my hair from turning gray. Vait a minnit, Professer, while I take diss Tireless. Yes, diss is Vood- row—who, Lind?—no, O'Shaughnessy? Veil, what's ruptured now? Huerta iss keeping hiss bluff up? Iss buying armlets-from de Japs? De deuce, you utter—Lemme see—Trow diss into him strong: I'll block all hiss port- holes, if I have to knock some blocks off—make a play mit de battleship at Vera Cruz to pitch a broadside into de city, but be sure und don't hit no- body for yet awhile—Trow dis scare into Huerta und de hull outfit—I yust sent a vireless to de Colonel to come up from Brazil by de first boat—dat'll fix him—yes, yes, ring off. Most as- suringly Vill, de job would be a snap if it wasn't for de Mexicaners—I von- der where de Sam Hill Jennings iss? Returns From Half Moon Lake. George O. Jeffers, who has been doing honors to a company of hunters at his camp at Half Moon Lake for two weeks, returned with some fine trophies of the hunt. The party who were with Mr. Jeffers secured, five fine deer, besides having the time of their life. In fact, no other time could have been had with Mr. Jeffers, whose hos- pitality is boundless, and who most creditably sustained his reputation as a host and exponent of good fellow- ship. Dere iss strong talk of organizing a. Boosters' Club in diss place de same as dey have in de city of Lowville. A temporary committee iss alretty afoot und started oud mit a subscription paper. Von of our leading citizens immediately put down hiss name at vonce for 9 cents, und'odders vill fol- low when dey see it. A Boosters Club has been a long felt vant in de settlement ever since it begun to -set- tle, und de consequence iss dat about everyvon uniformly needs boosting. De only question iss, weder dere vill be boosters enough to go arount. Next Friday night at 8:34 p. m., de com- mittee vill report in full at a meet- ing wich vill be held in de back room of Kirschfooz's furniture store, where he lines de coffins. Next veek will be a busy von for our townspeople, especially de female gender, as dere will be a vedding .here wich iss going to be de swellest vou ' we 'ever had. It iss quite a romance, und embraces an. unusual ammount of emobional features in de transpiring, but it turned out all right, owing to de opposition of de parents of de vil- ling parties. Jacob Sourdiigh bought 16 pairs of old shoes at a rummige sale for de big ewent, und all de local grocery stores has stocked up on rice. If de rice falls short, dey vill use cracked corn, as it has de same effect when it gets under de collar. - —RENREG. APPLES, ONIONS, FLOUR. Received a consignment of good onions to sell on commission, so have to be sold out quickly. Received an- other straight car -of Bush's high pat- ent flour, which is.giving good'satis- faction, as well as, the apples. Qual- ity and price move the goods. Adv. LOUIS BUSH. '*'. **$> I

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