- ->• — a Pettit pan <£*pres 0 . P le n t y o f A m m u n ition. WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 24, 1902. The Boxers in China are boxing again, aud the powers may be constrained to in augurate another invasion or get out of the country altogether. Lieut. Peary has returned from his polar trip. He did not reach the north pole, but he got closer to it than he did on his previous trips, and would have got clear there if it had not been for the ice,which appears to have bothered every polar tourist. Hon. John Raines, of Canandai gua, was renominated for State Senator of the Wayne-Ontario district on Friday last. Senator Raines will probably be the Republican leader of the next Senate, for which position he is remarkably well qualified. Congressman Payne of this district, when recently interrogated as to whether he would be a candidate for the speaker ship to succeed Gen. Henderson, wisely remarked that while he fully appreciated the honors of the speakership he consid ered that the present duty of Republi cans is to secure a majority in the next House. Tom Johnson says free silver is not dead. But, what is very much the same, it is buried beneath more than $500,000,- In a recent issue we stated that if the coal strike should be settled speedily and the price of beef lowered the Democrats would be so hard up for political ammu nition that they would be obliged to ring the changes on imperialism. With char acteristic fervor the Watkins Review re sents this statement. It says the Demo crats have plenty of ammunition—heaps of it—and will fire it off with 44 good ef fect ” in dne time. So a terrific bom bardment may be expected before many moons wax and wane. In the meantime the Review will continue to skirmish around the outer edges. It says: “ Of course we icxpect the price o f beef and various other trust cul tivated commodities to come down a peg or two just before election. It’s a way you Republicans have of tricking the people.\ As the tariff on beef is only two cents per pound, i f we are rightly in formed, there would not be a very great decline in price if it was removed en tirely. As to coal, just how the tariff ef fects that we are unable to determine, as it has no protection whatever. Perhaps, however, the Review may be able to throw a flood of light on the question, and at the same time explain, what seems to us as the rankest kind of flapdoodle, the claim that Republican leaders can adjust strikes and lower the prices of products “ just before election.\ Such information would be of infinite value just n w, as Republican leaders, as well R e p u b lican State Convention The Republican State Convention con vened at Saratoga yesterday, Ex-Con gressman Lemuel E. Quigg was chosen temporary chairman and made a strong address, in which he extolled the record of the Republican party and highly com plimented President Roosevelt and Gov ernor Odell. Senator Timothy Ellsworth was chosen permanent chairman, and after the appointment of the various com mittees the convention adjourned until to day. At last accounts it was thought that the following ticket would be nom inated : For Governor—Benjamin B. Odell, Jr., of Orange County. For Lieutenant Governor—George B. Sheldon, of New York. For Secretary of State— Senator James B. McEwan, of Albany County. For Comptroller— Nathan B. Muller, of Cortland. For Treasurer—John G. Wickser, of Erie. For Attorney General—H. B. Coman, of Madison. For Justice o f the Court of Appeals— William E. Werner, of Monroe. For State Engineer—E. A. Bond, of Jefferson. There is some opposition to Sheldon for Lieutenant Governor, particularly by the delegation from Brooklyn, and strong efforts are making to induce John T. Mc Donough, the present Secretary of State, to accept a renomination. Coral. LOOAt, CORRESPON DEN C E . B e n ton Center . A n o ther B i g F i r e , 000 of gold in the United States treasury, and under the tremendous prosperity o f l 89 P®°ple generally, yearn for such con- R e p r e s e n ta tive P a y n e R e n o m inated. the country outside the treasury. Mr. Bryan was the man who said the scarcity of gold would force his 16 to 1 doctrine to the front. He’s a wonderful prophet. The Commissioners of the District of Columbia have been experimenting with various kinds of fuel, and have satisfied themselves that coke and bituminous coat, burned in alternate layers, will fur nish an available substitute for anthracite in heating the public schools. They have secured a thousand tons of each, which will last them until Thanksgiving Day, and by that time something else may turn up. The first shipment of coal which has reached New York since the beginning of the strike is retailing for $10.45 a ton. With this price in mind it is somewhat difficult to figure out just where the losses of the operators are coming in .—Buffalo Express . Operators do not retail coal, and it is probable that they are now selling the little coal they mine at rates which pre vailed before the strike. It is evidently very difficult, however, for newspapers to state the fact. As regards both beef and coal, a great deal of the extortion of re tailers in the large cities is charged to wholesalers. It is reported that a few days ago the wife of U. S. Senator Hanna, of Ohio told a number of non-union painters who were at work on her house that they must either join the anion or quit the job. There may be no truth in the report. Probably there is not. But be this as it may, such acts are frequently committed, and atthongh rankly demagogical and dangerous, they pass through the coward ly press as commendable. They are un just and dangerous because they strength en tbe already too strong conviction of union men that non-union men are out side of the protection of law and have no rights entitled to respect, while unionism has especial virtues, privileges, and im munities. summations. The Review also says: We have only to point to the many campaign promises made in 1900, still unfu filled, and to refer to your perfidy to Cuba—whose people you are doing > our best to ruin—to put you on the run. And you think we have no issue left “ except imperialism \ —as if that were not sufficient 1 The party that tramples upon the Declaration of lndependei.ee at.d Constitution ought to be put out of business without waiting for it to do any further barm. With reference to the perfidy to Cuba, there is a wide variance of opinion, and it is not a political matter. As to broken pledges, why does the Review fail to point to them ? If the mere pointing to them would put the Republican party to rout, why does that sheet delay in the exercise o f its tremendous power by rais ing its index floger ? Of late our Democratic friends have claimed to have a monopoly of patriot ism, and to be the especial champions of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, but not many years ago, when the life of the Republic was in peril, they claimed that there was no constitutional warrant for the coercion of a sovereign State, and if they could have had their own way the Constitution and tbe Declaration of Independence would have gone to the 41 demnition bow wows.\ Evidently in the eyes of the Review the trust question looms up mountain high. But we would like to know if, in its estimation, it rises higher than the “ para-mount\ of free silver, and also its views concerning the relative merits or demerits of Hill and Bryan. The Congressional -Convention of this 28th district was held at Geneva on Fri day last. As had been expected, Hon. Sereno E. Payne was renominated with out opposition, the secretary casting one ballot. Dr. William A. Howe, of Ontario County, officiated as chairman of the con vention, and Allen Loomis, of Yates, and John Gilbert, of Wayne, as secretaries and tellers. William S. Elder, of Cayuga, moved the nomination of Mr. Payne, which was seconded by George R. Corn- well, of Yates, S. D. Willard, of Ontario, and A. C. Blinck, of Wayne. Mr. Payne appeared before the convention on invi tation, thanked the delegates for the hon or conferred upon him and spoke inter estingly on the more prominent issues of the day. The following Congressional Committee was appointed : T. B. Wilson, Ontario County; George G. Rowe, Wayne County; George W. Nellis, Cayuga Coun ty; Charles S. Hoyt, Yates County. Mr. Payne is now serving his ninth term in the House of Representatives. In vir tue of his long service, efficiency and ability, he has risen in rank next to the speakership, being chairman of the Committee on Ways and Means and ex - officio Republican leader. His record has, therefore, been highly creditable to him self as well as to his district, and his re- nomination Is a deserved recognition of the fact. F a r m e r s O r g a n ize a Trust. T h e Jew s ot R o u m a n ia . In 1892 the Democrats elected their Presidential candidate on the tariff issne. Tbe contention that the 44 tariff Is a tax \ deluded the people. Subsequently they paid for their delusion through one of the worst panics that has ever afflicted this country. Ia 1896 the people, having had their fill of a tariff for revenue only, voted again for protection and prosperity. The prosperity is here in big chunks—so big, in fact, that some with short memories have forgotten the Democratic blight which commenced ia 1893. This affords the Democrats another opportnnity to chatter about the tariff being the mother of trusts, etc. In 1900 they claimed that without free silver the country would go to the bow-wows. They are not making that claim tow, but have adopted another equally as foolish. It is not likely they will again fool a majority of tbe people, but if they should another panic will fol low as certainly as darkness follows day light. Last week Speaker Henderson, of Iowa, created quite a political sensation, which has not subsided, by declining to accept > | j nst|£ed in prote8ting. unanimous renomination. He gives as1 Secretary of State Hay has addressed a note to the powers which signed the Bei lin treaty protesting against the persecu tion of the Jews in Roumania. The pro test, which is aole and dignified, is made in behalf of humanity and civilization and incidentally to protect American in terests of no little importance. The Secretary says that by reason of the brutal treatment the Jews receive in Roumania, which is evidently counte nanced if not encouraged by that govern ment, they are donbly pauperized and rendered incapable of self-support even under more favorable conditions. To es cape persecution they are coming to this country in large numbers, as no European nation will offer them an asylum. By reason c f their degradation they are not desirable immigrants, and there is no reason why this country should be afflict ed by their flocking here. It is hoped that the Secretary’s note will serve the commendable purpose which inspired it. But while our gov ernment Is solicitous concerning the op pressed of far-distant lands would it not be well for It also to Indulge occasionally in introspection? Some of our own citi zens are not accorded all the rights which the Constitution guarantees, and in some States they have been lynched for as pet ty a crime as chicken stealing. Against such treatment even Turkey would be his reasons for the declination that he finds that on the tariff question he is not in accord with many of the recognized Republican leaders of his district and State, and he is unwilling to misrepresent them or to act conti ary to his convic tions. The Speaker is a staunch defend er of tariff protection, and he strongly opposes tbe Democratic contention that the tariff is the mother of tiusts. Neither does be believe that it is the part of wit- dom to destroy industries in order to kill the trusts. The Democrats claim that the Speaker’s retirement marks the be ginning of the cleavage of the Republi can patty on account of tariff differences and that the true reason for his declina tion was fear of defeat at the polls. It is evident, however, that they unduly mag nify the event, as will be clearly appar ent later on. Speaker Henderson has been strongly urged by President Roose velt and many other prominent Republi can leaders to reconsider his declination, but without avail. C h e a p e r B e e t P r e d icted . As winter approaches and the coal strike continues, suggestions us to the best way to end it Lecome more numer ous and more wild. Compulsory arbitra tion has many advocates. The labor lead ers resist this more strongly than do the mine owners, for obvious reasons. If there were such arbitration labor agita tors and officials with large salaries, and walking delegates especially, would be without jobs. The constitutionality of such a settlement is also questioned, to say nothing about its violation of Ameri can traditions. The difficulty as well as the unpleasantness that would attend the attempt to compel men to'work against their will is also appreciated by the intel ligent. The latest proposition, which al so finds many advocates, is for the gov ernment to take possession of the mines through the appointment of a receiver and immediately commence operating them. The constitutionality of this is defended on the ground that coal Is a ne cessity, and the general welfare and com fort of the public demands that It should be mined without cessation. Of course, this plan would necessarily involve the granting of the claims of the miners, and as government control, as demonstrated whenever socialism has had a practical trial, is from 50 to too per cent, more ex pensive than private control, the people would have to pay dearly for their coal. But the people have to stand all the re sults of the contests between labor and capital, although manyare tooignorant to comprehend tbe fact. • It would be possi ble, however, for the government to mine coal at a loss and pay the deficiency out of tbe public treasury. Secretary Wilson, of the United States Department of Agriculture, makes the comforting prediction that before the end of this year there is going to be relief for the consumers of beef from the extor tionate meihtds of the beef combine. It will come eventually out of the abund ant harvest of corn that will have been stoied and will be available for use in a lew weeks. Secretary Wilson says that while he does not know just what the beef packers have done that is wrong, and how they have done it, he does know that when the corn fed beef of the mid dle West comes upon the market they will not be able to maintain prices ai their present abnormally high level. The law of supply and demand will become active. The increase in the supply will make necessary the creation of a greater demand than that which exists at present, when high prices have restricted it. Prices must come down. It is in order in this connection to ask the public to bear in mind that while the packers have unquestionably gone fur ther In raising prices than the condition warranted, the large shortage in the corn crop of last year wojld have made mater ially higher prices for beef even though there bad been no combine. Many cat tle raisers rushed a considerable part of their stock to market as soon as it be came known, a year ago, that there would be but little more than half a crop of corn, so that for the months to come thereafter the supply was reduced. For the cattle that were held, higher prices had to be demanded because of the in creased cost of fodder. The combine is not getting all the ben efit of the high prices which consumers have to pay. The cattle raisers have been receiving part of it, and It might have been found, if anyone had take the trouble to investigate, that retail dealers have not neglected altogether an oppor tunity to increase ihelr profits.— E x . A farmers’ trust has been organized in the West, with headquarters at Chicago, III. It is termed the 44 Farmers’ Co-oper ative Association,\ and is incorporated under the laws of South Dakota, with a capital of $50,000,000. Hamilton White, its financial agent, was for many years a practical farmer at Red Oak, Iowa. He says that the object of the combine is to aecure control of the staple crops of this country and higher prices for the farmers’ products. The farmers will be benefitted in two ways. In the first place, the mar keting o f crops will be so distributed that there will be at no time a glut o f any pro duct. Whenever prices fall below tbe standard that has been fixed, the sources of supply will be t mporarily shut off. The consumer will probably not feel the Increase in prices at all. The saving will come out of the middlemen— those who hitherto arbitrarily have fixed the price at which the farmer must sell his crops, and who have robbed him of the benefit of a favorable market and forced him to beat the burden when prices were low. The undertaking has the appearance of being a visionary one, but it will certain ly serve a good purpose if it shall succeed in placing farmers on an equal footing with manufacturers. The latter fix the prices c f their products on the basis of cost plus profits mote or less reasonable, while the former have been obliged to ac cept what they have been offered, even though the prices were below the cost of production. Certainly farmers should have an even chance with other business people, and we hope they may get it quickly. What has long been predicted by the unsympathetic observers of socialism in Australia is at last taking place. The cost of government has become so great that a policy of retrenchment has been forced upon the cabinet, and, in conse quence of its efforts to carry out the policy, it has sustained a defeat in parlia ment and been forced to make an appeal to the country. In a manifesto just is sued, W. H. Irvine, the premier, says that in order to avoid a serious deficit the cab inet decide! upon a graduated reduction in the salaries of public servants. There upon the mass of State employees be came rebellious, a strike on the state rail roads was immediately organized, and, in consequence of the pressure that they brought to bear on the members of par liament, the proposed redaction in salar ies was beaten. Should the voters decide to support the government employees against the cabinet and return a parlia ment pledged to the maintenance of the present pay, it will be interesting to see how long a government can be conducted on a deficit. We shall be put in a posi tion then to see how practical state so cialism on a grand scale would be .— Roch ester Post Express. Again we have to record another de structive fire in Penn Yan, occurring in the dead of night, with uncertainty as to origin, and with distressing results. About two o’clock on Friday morning a fire broke out iu the bakery and lunch rooms of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Doane in the Burns block on Seneca Street, form erly conducted by Mr. and Mrs. Joseph F. Markey. The block is a three-story, brick vaneered. The Doaues occupied the basement and the first story, and slept in the rear of the latter. The sec ond story over them was occupied by John Brush, aud the third by Mr. and Mrs. Augustus Durnin. The next store in the block on the east was occupied by Henry Sherwood, wholesale paper dealer, whose stock filled the basement and the first and second stories. Ia the third were the family of Michael J. Carroll, who had just moved into it the day be fore. The fire appears to have originated in the basement of the bakery. Mrs, Doane first discovered it and gave the alarm. The smoke was then pouring up wards in dense volumes into the upper rooms, so that the tenants narrowly es caped with their lives and In their night clothes. The fire alarm was promptly responded to by the fire department, and soon seven streams were pouring on the flames. But it was a stubborn aud difficult fire to fight on account o f the dense smoke and It gradually made its way upwards and then laterally. The furniture of the Carrolls were substantially all destroyed by fire and water, and the same were the exper iences of Biush tbe Durnins. Mr. Sherwood’s loss from fire was com paratively light, the flames only reaching through the west side of the store, but the damage done by water was immense. Thrown with terrific force from a pres- sure of about 140 pounds to the square inch, it scattered the stock as leaves be fore a hurricane and drenched everything from top to bottom. The firemen worked about four hours, and a sorry scene it was at daylight, and particularly in Mr. Sher wood’s store. On the west of the bakery were the Raines law hotel of Osborne & Brush and | the T. S. B. Wine Company plant. Toe building is o f concrete two stories high, but in adding the third story a wood par tition was put in. Through this the fire made its way, in spite of the hard work of the firemen, and did some damage to wine and cider in open casks. The rooms below were also thoroughly soaked with water. The insurance and losses were snbstan- tially as follows: T. S. Burns, on block No. 2, $2,500; on Nos. 4 and 6 —bakery and paper store— $4,500. Total, $7,000. Loss estimated at $3,000. Henry Sherwood, insurance on stock, $3,500, Loss about $9,000. Osborne & Brush, insurance on Stock and furniture, $3,200, which will more than cover the loss. John Brush had no insurance on his personal belongings. Mrs. Ida Doane, insurance, $500, which will about cover her loss. Michael J. Carroll and Augustas Dur nin had no insurance on their household goods. They lost substantially every thing and were left in a very distressing condition. Chief Engineer Meehan and First As sistant Engineer Hertel were both out of town during the fire. Branchport . —Col. and Rev. J. P. Poster wilt officiate at St. Luke's Church next Sunday morning, Sept. aS. at half past ten o'clock. —There will be n meeting of the Benton Kura! Cemetery Association in tne Baptist Church on Tuesday evening. Sept. 30, for the purpose of electing two trustees, one in the place of Chat lea Mallory, and one in the place of W. W. Becker, and for the transaction of any other business that may properly come before the meeting. B l u f t Point. —The W. P. M. S. will meet in the M. K. Church on Wednesday, October 1st, at 2 p. m. A cordial invitation la extended to all. Second M ilo. —The Grand Forks Daily Herald , of North Dakota, says: \For Coroner on tbe Republican ticket, Dr. H. W. Mathews.\ The Doctor will be remembered as a Second Milo boy. F r ien d . —A chicken pie supper and entertainment will be given in Fitzwater's Hall, Friday evening, Sept. 26. Let every one interested in making up the pastor's salary be present. Supper, 25c. R u s h v i lle . —The death o f Mrs George Beckett occurred at her home here on Wednesday, Sept 17, alter a short illness with heart disease. Her age was 69 years. The funeral was held at the M. U. Church on Friday, conducted by her pastor. Rev. D M. VanTuyl. She is survived by two children, Mrs. John Adamson, of Cheshire, and Fred Beckett, of Middlesex, beside her husband and a brother, William Pearce, ol this place. —Miss Rhode Abbott has a fine line o f new hats, and her millinery store is now open. —Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Nicholson, of Hornells- vllle, spent a part of last week with W. H. Sav. age. —Mr. and Mrs. James Adamson, or Gorham, Mrs. Marion Lewis aud Miss Minnie Wyckoff, of Prattsburg, were here on Friday, attending the funeral of Mrs. Beckett. B e llo n a . at —Mr. Barden exhibited his cream separator the Canandaigua lair. —Miss Mina Simpson delightfully entertained on Thursday and Friday of last week. —Mrs. Mary Barnes, who has been seriously ill, is improving. —Come ye all to the harvest home festival at Sir William Ritchie's manor, on Saturday, Sept. 37th. Dinner for adults, aoc.; children. 10c. Special prices to large families. An old-fashioned and appetizing menu will be served, and general good time anticipated. Come and help us. —Threshers are more than busy these days, as are the women. — Mr. and Mrs. William Holcomb left on Thurs day for an over-land visit among friends in this county. —Mrs. Vincent Barden has been very IU since Thursday She is slowly convalescing. Mrs. Johns, her daughter, is at home. W e st fern s a lem . —Mrs. Rebecca Taylor, residing in the south west oart o f tbe town, met with a serious acci dent list Wednesday night, or early Thursday morning. Hearing a noise on the opposite side of the road from the house, where a sick cow was tied, she went out to see what the trouble was. She had been absent arom the house but a short time when her cries attracted tbe attention of her son Fred, and going out, he found his mother in a sad plight and unable to help her self. Conveying her to the house and summon ing physicians, it was found that one of her legs was broken in two places, One of the fractures was near the ankle and the other farther up near the knee. Her daughter Emma was sent for, and all is being done that can be to alleviate the pains o f the poor suflerer. At the advanced age of Mrs. Taylor, it will likely be considerable time before she can recover. It is thought that in taking bold o f the rope that held the cow, the an imal suddenly lurched around and caused the rope to become entangled about Mrs. Taylor in some way, and before she could help herself the injury was inflicted. —At present prices o f coal, which are likely to prevail for some mouths to come, farmers can congratulate themselves while they have wood to burn. —A hunter recently mistook a woman's head- gear lor a partridge, and accordingly filled it with buckshot. That is a heroic treatment for the woman-mania of wearing bird plumage on their hats, to which fad the slaughter of inno cent birds is compelled to contribute, but it would probably prove more effective than any Audubon society wherever applied. —Woodchucks have become a menace to crops in this portion of Jerusalem. On one farm, which the writer is familiar with, the 'chucks have eaten beans, corn, cabbage, peas, pumpkins, beets, and even cucumbers, this year. Fields are honeycombed with their holes, and even the woods are ditto. What ia the remedy? If they cannot be killed off in large numbers ere long they will become as destructive of crops as the rabblls are in Australia. A good, diligent dog is a set-back to the ever increasing horde that preys upon the farmer's products. The dog force will have to be materially increased i f these faithful creatures are to cope with the enemy. —There are some dangerous holes—washouts— along and just below the steepest portion of what is known as tbe Chase hill. They are close to the beaten track—scarcely a foot from it along the deepest roadside washout—and some of these dark nights a cause for heavy damages may be laid against the township of Jerusalem, when some one's conveyance or equine falls therein. It is unaccountably fortunate that such a result has not already been had. —Mrs. Coryell, wife of Angevitie Coryell, was stricken with apoplexy last Saturday night, and at this writing is in a very critical cgndltlon. U is hoped by her numerous friends that she may recover. B o a r d o t T r u s tees . Regular meeting held in their rooms Friday evening, September 19,190#. Present—J. A. Underwood. President, and Trus tees MacKey, Caviston, Hicks, Scherer, and Har- rtsou. Minutes o f last meeting read and approved. Reports of standing committees made and ac cepted On motion, carried.* That lighting committee be empowered to have placed a new arc light at the corner intersecting Keuka and Chapel Streets. That the report of re-numberlng committee be accepted aud committee discharged. That a p c mil be granted G. F. Hopkins to build a frame dwelling on his vacant lot on Chapel Street. That John Sheridan be ordered to repair cement sidewalk in front of his property, No. — Jacob Street, within thirty days. That George B. Lowu be granted a license for the Yates Lyceum for one year, ending on the first day ot’ September, nineteen hundred and three, for the sura of five dollars. That J. D. Rogers be granted a permit to build a new stone sidewalk in front o f his property on East Main Street, with the usual tax rebate on such property. That certificate be granted Edwin Waldron for sidewalk tax rebate. The following bills were audited and ordered paid: CONTINGENT FUND. Claimed. Allowed. Amos W adley ............................. $1 00 $r 00 Willard H. Hopkins .......... . 1 co 1 <0 Michel Phalen ........................... 200 200 Matthew Bender..........................10 00 xo 00 Penn Yan Gas Co........................ a 07 2 07 Dr. E. M. severer, for register ing births................................ 6 eo 6 00 $22 07 $28 07 STONE FUND, J. Frank Douglass, Mgr., for gravel....................................$169 25 $169 25 HIGHWAY FUND. William Patteson ...................... $^6 27 $86 27 Frank Mead................................151 37 151 37 Street Commissioner, labor by men and teams.......................153 37 153 37 $391 01 $391 01 On motion, carried: That the minutes o f this meeting be published in the Penn Yan E xpress at a rate not exceed ing 25 cents per folio. On motion, adj ourned. J. W. McCRACKEN, Clerk. R e a l E s t a t e T r a n s fers . M id d lesex. —Mrs. A. A. Tyler and son Frark attended the wedding of Miss Belle Dinturff at Penn Yan, Wednesday, Sept. 17. —j J. Robson was the first to cut corn on the hill, Thursday, Sept. 18. —Charlie Robson and Mies Gertrude Boots at tended the fair at Canandaigua Saturday. —Lee Presler and F. R. Lane went to Rushville Friday on business. —Mrs. Herbert Wagar died Monday last. Fu neral was held Thursday at the house, Rev. O. M. Demcott officiating, assisted by Rev. C. E- Frye, of the M. E. Church. Interment in Rushville Cemetery. The deceased was aged 45 years. —Wednesday, Sept. *7, the Cuban Giants and the Leaders, dark horses, played a game of base ball at tbe Naoles fair. Score, 6 to 5, in favor of the Giants. In the afternoon the Prattsburgh and Naples high school nine played. Score, 460 5. Naples winning. Charlie Btchberger umpired both games. —Many from Middlesex attended the Naples fair on Wednesday. K e u k a P a t h The following deeds were entered of record in the Yates County Clerk’s office since our last report: Helen P. Bishop t') Samantha J. Benedict, prem ises in Jerusalem—$1. William H. Bonner to Franklin S. Sampson, premises in Penn Yan—S10. Theo. O. Hamlin to Catharine C. Markev and Anna C. Markey, premises in Penn Yan—$1,300. Truman J. Backus to Laura B. Struble, prem ises in Penn Yan—$t. Helen H. Backus to Laura B. Struble, premises In Penn Yan—$1 Laura C. Struble to Truman J. Backus, prem ises in Penn Yan—$1. John P. Plaisted to Sarah E- Plaisted, premises in Peon Yan—$1. Sarah Ann West to S. Louisa West, premises in Benton— $1. Barbara A Wilson to Emma J. Stack, premises in Middlesex—$203. Alzada Shears to Harriet A. Roberts and Ada- R. Fordham, premises in Starkey—$1. —Miss Florence Folsom, of Penn Yan, has been visiting Miss Grace Feltows. —Prof. H. B. Larrabee has been spending a few days in the vicinity of Rochester. —Prof. R. M. Barms returned Monday from a business trip to Buffalo. —Miss Violet Parks, of Palmyra, is the guest o f Mrs. Emily Ambler. —Mr. and Mrs. Fred Palmer visited in Ham- mondsport last week. —The Ladies'Current Event Club will meet with Mrs Crosby on Friday afternoon. —Miss Lora A. Marsh entertained a small com pany last Friday evening. —Mrs. E K. Thompson attended the funeral of Mr. Andrew Mizner in Montour Falls on Sun day last. —Dr. H. L. Stanbro and family have returned to their home in Andover, after spending several weeks with his parents here. —Mr. Horace Pomeroy, o f Troy, Pa , was here the first o f the week. —Mr. Fred Crum has been on the sick list the past week. —Mr. La Forest Smith has returned from visit ing his parents in North Brookfield. - •» P n U e n e y . P r o p o s e d N e w R o a d to L a k e V iew C e m e tery . Tbe following is a copy of a petition signed by a considerable number of our our citizens, which has been presented to the Board of Cemetery Commissioners: Penn Yan, N. Y ., Sept. 20, 1902. To the Honorable Board of Cemetery Commissioners, Penn Yan, N. Y . : Gentlemen.—r We desire to call your at tention to tne importance of securing, as soon as practicable, a more desirable en trance to the Lake View Cemetery, and respectfully ask you to take the needed action leading to the acquiring of the same. It is the opinion ot the signers of this communication that the necessary property should be acquired from about the present terminal of Court street to make a driveway of liberal proportions from that point to the cemetery. Elm street, through which all funerals ate now obliged to pass, is a very much traveled, noisy thoroughfare, is very dusty in dry, and very muddy in wet, weather, and also objectionable for its publicity. One of the most objectionable features to the present entrance is the interruption and delay cf funeral processions, and the danger from the trolley cars, subjecting many of those who are obliged to ride to funerals, often behind strange horses, to great fear, and many of them, especially women, actually suffer great distress ana agony of mind thereby. From the investigation made by some of the signers hereto, It Is their opinion that the proposed road is entirely prac ticable, and need not be expensive ; that it would be a very desirable improvement, a great convenience to the public, and one that has become a necessity. The value o f the land in the northern part of | tbe cemetery would be greatly enhanced by this improvement, and, if additional land for the cemetery will be needed within a tew years to come, it is suggest ed that in acquiiingland for this roadway a sufficient amount could be bought to enlarge the cemetery at a lees rate pro portions ly than a smaller portion could be obtained. Hoping that our suggestion will meet with the approval of your honoiable board, aud that you will at your earliest convenience investigate the matter and take such action as, in your judgment, is wise and proper, we remain, Respectfully. T h e T r o lle y A c c id e n t . —Last week Mrs. William Taylor, while chang ing her cow, which was tied out, from one stake to another, in some way fell, breaking her leg be low the knee. Dr. H. B. Nichols in attendance. A bad accident for her, as she Is an aged lady—70 years and over. —Quite a number o f our hunters out Tuesday of last week, as the law is off for hunting squii- rels. A few came in loaded with game of some kind. Squirrels very scarce here. —Benjamin Pierce, one of our old residents, aged 87 years, was buried Saturday. Funeral at his late residence, Rev. Gardner officiating. J. G. Packard, undertaker. —Miss Maty C. Benton and Miss Fanny Law rence, o f South Salem, Westchester Co., are visit ing R. N. Bennett and family. —Mr. and Mrs. Lyman Pierce, o f Nebraska, are visiting numerous friends in this vicinity. —Mrs. Ruth Holloway and Mis. Allen, o f Penn Yan, and lady friend, visited Mr. and Mrs. French Bonney Friday. —Mr. and Mrs. John Wildman, of Hammonds- port, visited F. Bonney's people some time. —Mrs. Limus Bennett picked enough red ras- berries Saturday for her tea Saturday evening. —Mr. and Mrs. John Hadden, aged people, have moved into the Smith McConnell house with Mr. aud Mrs. William Benedict, to be taken care o f this winter. L s k e m o n t . U. S . W e a ther Bnrean. PENN YAN STATION Report for week ending Sept. 23,1902. Mean temperature .................................... 65*3° Highest temperature. Sept. 23................. 830 Lowest temperature, Sept. 17,18 ............. 46° Mean range temperature ................... 21° Greatest daily range temperature. Sept. 18 27° Least daily range temperature, Sept. 21 140 Rainfall in inches......................................Trace; Prevailing wind .................................... Southerly Clear d a y s ............................................ 2 Partly cloudy days .................................... 4 Cloudy d a y s .... ........................................... 1 Highest Observed Barometer, Sept. 17. ...29.32 Lowest Observed Barometer, Sept 23....29.00 Mean relative humidity ............... 79 per cent. RALPH L. EASTMAN, Observer. There is more catarrh in this section of the country than all other diseases put together, and until the last lew years was supposed to be in curable. For a great many years doctors pro nounced it a local disease, and prescribed local remedies, and by constantly failing to cure with local treatment,[pronounced it incurable. Science has proven catarrh to be a constitutional disease, and therefore requires constitutional treatment. Hall's Catarrh Cure, manufactured by F. J. Cheney & Co., Toledo, Ohio, is tbe only constitutional cure on tbe market. It is taken internally in doses from 10 drops to a teaspoonfu*. It acts di rectly on the blood and mucous surfaces of the system. They offer one hundred dollars for any case it fails to cure. Send for cirulars and testi monials. Address, F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, O. Sold by Druggists, 75c. Halls Family Pills are the best. —The citizens are still talking o f tbe success of the teachers* recital at the Temple last Tuesday. That Starkey Seminary could obtain vocal, in strumental, and oratorical talent o f such high grade seems to be regarded with surprise. —Thursday night Mr. Francis A. Palmer, at* tended by the Rev. Dr. Child, o f Connecticut, ar\ rived for their autumnal visit to the Seminary They attended chapel Friday and made addresses* and through the day made thorough inspection of tbe school and the improvements that are in progress. —Saturday evening the Ladies'Aid Society of tbe Christian Temple gave a reception to the faculty and students, which was very largely at tended. —Sunday morning Mr. Palmer gave a Biblical address in the Temple, and in the evening Dr. Child addresstd the young people. Both efforts were warmly received. —Announcements are out for the marriage of Miss Adaline, daughter ot T. Mandel Chadwick, of Lekemont, to Harry Roy Brate, of Rochester, the wedding to occur on the 24th. —Monday morning Mr. Ferris Summerbell, the eldest son o f the President ot Starkey, start ed for Baltimore to attend the Baltimore Medical College. —Mrs. E. H. Corwlth, of New York, who has been visiting all summer in Lakemont, returned home Tuesday. —Mrs. Cornell, o f Asbury Park, N. J., has been visiting her daughter. Miss Clara M. Cornell, the music teacher in the Seminary. She goes home this week. —More girls have been registered in the Sem inal y this year than for a long time back. Many of them are entering for the entire course. The first year Latin Class numbers 18 now, and more are coming in a tew days. —The girls are very enthusiastic in their basket ball practice, and the boys are pushing their foot ball work. Tbe season so far has been favorable for out-door wot k. ■ ■ ■ ■ \ » On Friday evening a panic with results occurred at the Shiloh Baptist Church, Birmingham, Ala, in which ser vices of the National Negro Baptist con vention were holding. Booker T. Wash ington was about to address the conven tion and the church was crowded to its utmost capacity. The panic was caused by a fight, which started between two men in the audience. Some one shonted 14 Fight 1 \ The audience mistook the cry for 44 Fire ! \ and instantly there was a rush for the doors. The resulting scenes were horrible. Over 100 negroes were killed, and many injured more or less seriously. Mr. Washington was not in jured. Dyspepsia W hat’s the use of a\ good cook if there’s a bad stomach — a stomach too weak properly to digest what is taken into it ? The owner of such a stomach experi ences distress after eating, nausea be tween meals, and is troubled with belching and fits of nervous headache —he’s dyspeptic and miserable. \ I have been troubled with dyspepsia and have suffered almost everything. I have tried many different remedies, but could get no relief until I began taking Hood’s Sarsaparilla. After tbe use of this medicine I could eat without distress, and today I am as well as ever, but I always keep Hood’s Sarsaparilla on hand.” Mas. J. A. C rowell , Canajoharle, N. Y. Hood’s Sarsaparilla a n d P ills cure dyspepsia, strengthen and tone all the digestive organs, and build up the whole system. Ita ly . v T . 5 . B . Lawlessness Is increasing in the coal re gions ot Pennsylvania. Striking miners are murdering non-union men, holding up trains, dynamiting bridges, etc. They seem to care little about the presence of troops, as apparently, for political effect, the latter are under orders to do little or nothing to preserve the peace. The law lessness could have been stopped a long time ago if Gov. Stone, in imitation of the late Gov. Rusk, of Wisconsin, had given the necessary orders. As regards the settlement of the strike, it appears to be yet a good ways off. Henry Watterson, the brilliant editor of the Louisville (Ky.) Courier Journal^ has been 44 touching up \ the Four Hun dred of New York City, Newport, and other watering places all along the At lantic coast, particularly emphasizing the gross immoralities of some of them. As his pen is remarkably caustic it ia easy to imagine the fluttering he has occasioned. As to the advisabilify of his attack the press of the country is divided in opinion, but the preponderance of opinion is un favorable. In replying to his critics Mr, Watterson s a y s : The writer of these lines has always stood for the decent, tbe stable, and tbe orderly in government and life. He has grown gray fighting to defend the altars of public credit and private honor. He would no more cast a stone into the stag nant pool of a corrupt social fabric just to see the scum rise to the surface than he would do any other perilous and un clean thing. He was drawn Into this present contention not of his own choice. Yet, if he had to make hie case before his Maker, he would humbly represent that the time has come when some voice loud enough to be heard should be raised against an increasing evil, having its cen ter in tbe thing called by a most equivo cal couitesy the Four Hundred, and hope to be forgiven in tbe event that his voice provoked a single echo in response. Adjutant General Corbin, who wit nessed the recent German maneuvers, is credited with the opinion that the Ger man army is the best in the world, and that the German Emperor Is the greatest man on earth. The Rev. Z. F. Griffin was quite seri ously Injured on the occasion of the acci dent on the trolley road on Monday, Aug- tember 15. In jumping from the car he partially fractured one ol his ribs and was otherwise irjured. At the time he was considerably exhausted in cons equence of overwork during tbe Assembly. The jump aud fall and the fear, for a time, that the escaping coal car might strike a passenger car with occupants, must have been a terrible shock to him. He has ► ince been confined to hts bed suffering considerably from pleurisy, but is now improving. Mr. Griffin gives the following account of the accident, which differs from the statement in the E x p r e s s of last w e e k : Mr. William Preece, who unloads our coal, said that he could not unload the coal where the car stood because the rails were so high on the main track, which he had to cross, that they would pull the wheels off from his wagon. He said it would have to be moved down about the length o f tbe car. So we got a crow bar, and he followed up from behind and I went In front with a plank, while he moved It on, inch by inch. I loosened the brakes at first, but very soon, letting the car come to a standstill, I tightened them. Then, with his heavy bar, he pried it along slowly. When it came to the place we wanted it to stop I to’.d him not to pry any more, and I put my plank under the wheel, but the car rau over it. Then I took a heavy plank from the walk that would reach across the track and put that under both front wheels. The car also went over that. Then I jumped up on the car, thinking, possibly, I might tighten the brake a little tighter. But the brake d.d not seem to work well, and the rar kept gaining a little in velocity. I «od by it till I saw I could do no more, lb so I jumped. By this time the car was going down grade, aud the result all know. —Speaking of family history brings to mind the fact that people should take great care In keeping family records. Many a fortune has been lost by people who have not been able to trace their lineage back to a certain point. And many a fortune has been gained by having cor rect and tellable records of family descent. All necessary items relating to names and dates, to births and deaths, should be studiously kept and handed down from generation to generation. Young people should obtain all needful informa tion concerning their ancestry from their parents while living, and put It In durable form for fu ture use. This may frequently be turned to good account in various ways. The want of such in formation is frequently a source of embarrass ment and loss. If our iorefathers had kept reli able records, many of us would know better who we are. —Mr, and Mrs. Charles Geer are rejoicing over the advent o f daughter number 2. —The Naples fair was a success. The weather was all that could be desired. The exhibits were good, tbe attendance large, and the receipts very gratiiylog to those who were financially Intel- ested in the result. The ball games, horseraces, and the antics of a trapeze performer were en joyed by many. The western towns ot Yates was well represented. —A meteor of peculiar appearance, ae described in the Democrat and Chronicle as seen by a citizen of West Bloomfield on Thursday morning, Sep tember 15, was also seen by Elisha D. Graham, of this town. —Mr. Benjamin Jamison, with bis son, of Utah, and Mr. I .eon Hough, editor of the Canisteo Times , and wife, were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell Jamison over Saturday and Sunday. —We learn that Dr. G, L. Preston, formerly of Italy, but now a resident o f Caoieteo, is confined to bis house by rheumatism. —A trip on Saturday to a point in South Pul- teney known to the Post-Office Department as Elmboiee discloses the fact that danger still lurks in the highway. The eutleys and gulches and holes on either side o f the track, made by the July storms, rob pleasure riding of ita charms. If the driver should loosen his grip on the reins, or the horse should shy either to the right or the left in many places it woald mean broken limbs, broken heads, broken necks, and broken wagons. It is hoped that those who have the roads in charge will quicken their pace, if pos sible, and get some of these ghastly chasms filled before unsuspecting travelers are maimed for life or lose their lives. —Mr. and Mrs. M. B. McLeuahan, of Chicago, have issued invitations to the marriage of their daughter. Miss LUeth Ray, to Frank May* Keyes, on the evening ol September 27th, at the church of the Transfiguration In that city. Miss McLenahan has many friends In Italy and Pratts burgh who will be interested in this announce ment, 1 P ays 20 Cts. per doz. FOR EGOS. ❖ •5* ❖ A ❖ ❖ ❖ I ❖ v ❖ t + # * • * • * • * • * • * * * # * # * • * § i P E N N Y A N M A R K E T S • WHOLESALE PRICES. Butter, per lb . . . Eggs, per doz. Apples, per bushel Potatoes, per bushel, Turnips, per bushel Cabbage, per ton, - Onions, per bushel Chickens, per lb, spring, - Fowls, . . . . Turkeys, per ft « Ducks, . . . . Pork, per hundred, dressed, Beef, alive, . . . Beef, dressed, . . . Spring Lambs, Yearling Lambs, Calves.alive, - Sheep, . . . . 14 @ <S> 09 .04 *c6 03 .16 .18 30 .40 .25 @ 7.00 6o .12 .10 .12 .10 .08 •05 .07 .08 .05 .05 .05 G r a in M a r k e t . No. 1 Long Red Wheat, new, - Grown end poor quality, - - - No. t White Wheat, new, - - No. 1 Red Wheat, new, . . . Rye, new - ............................... Barley, 2 r o w e d .......................... Barley, 6 rowed . . . . . Oats, W hite, . . . . . .28 Oats, Mixed, - . . . . . . B u c k w h e a t.......................... .... . No. x Yellow Corn - - • • - <3 I (U <s> © <0 .70 .65 .70 * 7 <> .50 ,60 .60 .30 .25 .65 •7a CHAPPEL—GATES.—At the home o f the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Gates, in Jerusa lem, September 18,1902, Mr. John F. Chappie, of Washington, 1 ). C., and Miss Emma Gates. NARAGON—RENTZ,—At the Baptist parsonage in this village, September 18,1902, by the Rev Eugene Haines, George H. Naragon, of Gene- . va, and Mias Wilhelmina kentz, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Renlz, of this village. Lyceum H. E. BELL, Manager. M o n d a y , Sept. 29. HI h o l l e r . Mr. W m . A. B rady ’ s special production, ’Way Down East, By L ottie B laib P arker . Elaborated by Jos. R. G rismeb . As played 532 times in New York City. 160 times in Philadelphia. 249 times in Boston. 190 times in Chicago. “ The play that touches the heart.” ENDORSED BY PRESS, PUBLIC, PULPIT. Prices. 25 c. to $l.fO. Seats on sale Friday, September 26 th. I a Up-Stairs” Department SPECIAL SALE! - 05 - Jard in ieres and F lo w e r Pots. J a r d i n i e r e s , 10c. t o $ 3 . 9 8 . W e have secured a special bargain in t luelin Gowns. Fourteen style?, full quality muslin, trimmed in embroidery every one worth 69c. to 85c., for 50c. eac^ K i d G l o v e s , 5 0 c . These are regular $1.00 ’and $1.50 ny.. with slight imperfections All good coq I^ a bargain worth your attention. Blacks are 69c., all sizes. W e are more than pleased, we are delighted with our New'll.., ade Saits, So yoa will be if you see them. They are beantif n 1 • t .t A ■ _ '\lit ) made, and have the stylish appearance so desirable in a ®aij garment. Prices, too, are very reasonable, $7.50, $9 00 , $10.00 J up to $20. Before baying a Suit, Jacket, or Coat, just see our b % You might do much worse, as to price, quality, and style, tw at our Counters, in the new weaves and fabrics of this fall \ye j not think it possible for you to do better. All prices, from 25c. t! $2 50 tbe yard. A large line of the better qualities. In Silks we have some special values, particularly a 36-inch Bw Taffeta at $1.50. Another, same width, $ 1 . 00 , and a full line of coi^ M I L L I N E R Y o p e n i n g On Thursday and Friday, October 2d and 34 to which all are cordially invited. McFARREN. S h e r m a n ’ s F a i r S t o r e ] CAT: IN.—At the residence of her da ugh ter, Mrs. I. H. Washburn, in Rushville. Sept. it. *oo?. Mrs. E.Catlin, aged 86 years. ’ ^ ’ BECKETT.—At her home in Rushville, Sept. 17 1902, Mrs Mary Beckett, wife of George Beck ett, aged 68 years. Betides her husband, the deceased is survived by a son, Fred Beckett, and a daughter, Mrs. J. H. Adamson, o f Cheshire, M. Y. We are just home from New York with moat up-to date line of EVER SHOWN. *W aVVvxvty S V yy X s . \ S e w - S V lv y X s , \^4 eve- SVVk SVvvXs. H e v b X S x v d L e v s V v v X s . & e v o - Y \ .a x v ) ix e V W a v s X s , Ifceve- >Reve. WcxvsXe. *^eve-*Be\Xs. \^ 4 eve- C f o W a v s a x \ A 'X X t s . Come in and see the New Fur Boas. Ladies’ jackets. , Come in and see the new Monte Carlo y Jacket. We have all colors. No trouble to show them. M ILLINERY. Latest Styles, Quality the Best. As we buy in large quantities, our price is assortment larger. less, and onr W . K. SHERMAN. FAIR STORE. Our Prices are Reasonable! QUALITY TH E BEST. GRANDMOTHER’S BRAND A. &. P. EXTRACTS. The true flavors ot the fruits and spices, for strength and flavor unsurpassed. A. & P. Vanilla, 2 oz. bottle .............. .... 25 c. do Lemon, do do ..................... 25 c. Orange, do do ..................... 25 c. Strawberry, 2 oz. bottle............ 25 c. do do do do do do do do do Raspberry, Rose, do do Pine Apple, do Peach, do Celery, do Cloves, do Cinnamon, do do do do do do do do 25 c. 25 c. 25 c. , 25 c. 25 c. 26 c. A. & P. Allspice, do Pistuchio, Banana, Nutmeg, Coffee, Almond, Violet, do do do do do do do do do do do do do do do do do do do do do do Essence Wint’rgr’en, 2 oz. bot. 2 ! Essence Peppermint, do do. 2 ! Jamaica Ginger, do do.2! Special Premiums with 2 Bottles, 50c. p o u n d s o f t h e B e s t G r a n u l a t e d S u g a r , Force, per pkge...........-............................. 15 c. A. & P. Celery Salt, per bot .................. 15 c. Salad Dressing, per b o t ...................... .. 10 c. Yeast Foam ........................ . ............. 6c. Blueing, large b o t ................................. 10 c. Ammonia, large bot ............................... 10 c. Starch, per lb ....... . ................................... 5 c Salt, per 5 tb b a g .................................... 5 c. Holiowell&Wise, RIO, - Santos, Maricaibo, La Guayra, 9 , 12, 15c 18c • - 20c • 20c Java, - Mocha. 25, 30, and 35c 25, 30, and 35c 22c 8 O’clock Breakfast, - El Ryad Arabian Coffee, 35c. Up-Stairs” D epart ment Fancy Blend Mocha and Java, 25c. Thea-Uectar, Pure Chinese Tea, per lb.. 60c. Oolong . . . . . . . . 30, 40, 50, and 60c. Eng. Breakfast.. 30, 40, 50, and 60o. M ixed ............... .. 30, 40, 50, and 60c. Gunpowder ........ 30, 40, 50, and 60c. I Japan . ................. 30, 40, 50, and 60o. B. F. Japan _____30, 40, 50, and GOo. Ceylon ................... 40, 50, 60, and 70c. Young Hyson . .30, 40, 50, and GOo. School B o o k s! TABLETS, PENS, PENCILS, and all other school supplies needed in school work. Ink. Mucilage. Blank Books, and Office Stationery. Fine Stationery for Corres- pondence* A largo line of the best quality of Artists1 Material. Daily Papers Magazines All at right prices at Our Teas and Coffees have a National Reputation for being the freshest and cheapest on the market. GOODS DELIVERED to Any Part of the City. 139 Main S t, Penn Yan, Telephone 52 B. O Guthrie s 2 New Lard, New Salt Pork. Pork Sausage. SPRAGUE’S MARKET O THE N E W TUCKER O 134 MAIN AIN ST, $ 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 44TH B RIGHT PLACE\ to get your millinery and have it satisfac tory in quality, style, and price, is at Mrs. Hotchkiss’ Elm St. 8o-tf Now Furnished WITH ALL Wheeler & Wilson Sewing Machines will tuck all kindti o f material*! frojn Flannels to finest Lawns. No other machine dots it. The adjustable hemmer also makes hems from Jk' o f au inch to a foot wide, without any basting. See them before you buy a machine. Prices leasonable. __ _____ __ F. W. BUSH, 130 Hamilton St.. Penn Yan. The largest line of hate in town is at Maxon’s Clothing Store, at low prices. There is not a store in town that you can find as large an assortment as you a ! h I a ^ a ^I a ot NNW BLANKETS. Every quality shown, fro to the finest quality. m 49c. a pair Lown & Co, We guarantee our hats, .at Maxon’s. .