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V * r- ' We will do anything in reason to make this a better paper. Your suggestions will be ap- preciated. V •*' . v. fjfvt , / i . t Established 1 8 6 6 P E N N Y A N , N . T H U R S D A Y , O C T O B E R 2 5 V o l. L V I I I .— N o W h o le N o . 3 0 0 3 Rural Letters ) < i i Lakemont —The English students of Starkey Seminary are working up some in­ teresting plays to be given at in­ tervals throughout the year. The first, \Betty’s Butler”, will be given In the Seminary Chapel by thp Sen­ iors on the evening of November third. —Several members of the Semin­ ary faculty took in the Cornell-Col- gate game at Ithaca last Saturday. They report a very exciting time. —Sunday the 21st a general drive was commenced throughout the Christian church, to raise a $50,000 fund for the benefit of the Aged Min­ isters’ Home in Lakemont. A part of the amount secured will be used for a new building, and the remain­ der will be added to the endowment for its maintenance. Lakemont con­ tributed $207.00 on Sunday morning for this purpose. —Wednesday evening,! the 17th, a number of our Lakemont people attended the chicken pie supper served by the ladies of the Starkey Methodist church. They report that the art of cooking is still holding its own in Starkey. —The Misses Spencer and Fitch •f Elmira are guests of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Lewis on Lake Avenue. —Mr. Robert Morris and family motored to Ithaca Saturday to visit relatives and returned Sunday after­ noon. —Pres. ISummerbell returned Sat­ urday from Dayton, Ohio, where he bad passed the week in attendance •n the general Boards of the Chris­ tian Church in their annual meet­ ings. Article From Pen John W olcott Former Resident Writes For Educational Publication Fashions Among the articles contributed by members of the United States Bureau of Education to further the observance of Education Week throughout the Country 18 pen (November to 24) is the following from the of our fellow-townsman, Libr­ ary Chief John D. Wolcott of Wash­ ington D. C. The Public Library Education and Public Yatesville Mrs. P. S. Wright, of held at the Howard Mc- of Oct. 31th, supper was —Mrs. G. C. Fitzwater is visiting her sister, Penn Yan —The Ladies’ Aid, home of Mr. and Mrs. Connell on the evening was largely attended, served to nearly one hundred; pro­ ceeds $16.50. Officers were elected for the ensuing year: Pres, — Mrs. Howard McConnell; Vice Pres. — Mrs. Jay Fitzwater; Secry. — Mrs. Clarke Benedict; fres — Mrs. Mor­ ris McCann; Cor.-Secty. — Mrs. Lewis Hunter. —Mr. and Mrs. Walter Clark and Mr. and Mrs. George King, of Penn Yan, were callers at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Comstock on Sunday last. —Mrs. J. A Comstock and son, Clayton, of Hamilton N Y. spent the week-end at their home here. —Mr. Arch Ockenden and Mr. Fred Leake, of Rochester, and Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Jinkinson, of Lock- port, called at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Andrews on Sunday. —-Miss Helen Comstock of Geneva, spent the week-end' 'with^hei* par­ ents, Mr and Mrs. W . L. Comstock. — The Ladies’ Aid will meet at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Corey on Thursday evening, Oct. 25th. Every one is invited. — Much pheasant hunting was done in this vicinity on Thursday last, although we have not heard of any one gaining their limit of three (?) birds. — Mrs. Josephine Martin, of Branchport, is visiting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Dinehart. Mrs. Cowell, of Penn Yan is the of her sister, Mrs. Delos Con- guest ley. — The Mr. and social held at the home of Mrs. Delos Conley, on Sat­ urday evening of last week was well attended. Proceeds $10.00, for bene­ fit of the Friend Church. -—Behn threshing is in order of the day. A light crop is reported, averaging about 10 bushels per acre. — The deepest sympathy of the whole community is extended to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ball, in their re­ cent berevement. —Mr. and Mrs. and family spent friends in Naples. Howard McConnell the week-end with Hypolite Corners — Mrt and Mrs. Je B. Traver visited friends* in Naples on Sunday. —Mrs. Elizabeth Sullivan has moved from her home in Gorham to the’ John Stokor tenant house, on the corners. —Mrs, Daniel Knapp is on the sick list. —William Potter, wife and moth­ er, of West Italy were Saturday af­ ternoon visitors at Henry DeWick’s. —Mrs. Kaherine Root and At J. Root and wife have gone to Or­ lando, Fla. for the winter. —Mrs. Cora Sutherland attended the W . C. T. U. State Convention held in Buffalo —Sunday mornirtg, Worship with preaching from the subject, \Para­ dis”. Sunday evening, Subject \Soul Destroyers.” —Be sure and come to the prayer meeting Thursday evenirig and join the \Teacher Training Class\. —The \Fix It Up Society’* will hold a chicken pie supper Friday evening of this week. Adults fifty cents and children free. ♦ Branchport Second Milo —Mrs. F. M. Chaffee and daugh­ ters, Inez and Lawra, of Middlesex, were over Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. L. L.' Razey. —Mr. Alvin Fry, Mrs. Augusta Fry, Mr. and , Mrs. Roy Fry, and son of Bath, were Sunday guests of their cousins, Misses Adelle and * Dora Keefer. —Mr. and Mrs. Earl McGilliard left on Tuesday evening for their winter home at Lakeland, Florida. —Mr. and M rs. William Duell were recent guests of their son at Hall. —The library has recently added by purchase the following new fiction: Many Junes, Peter Binney, Abington Abbey, Watermeads, Richard Bal- «dck. The Clintons, The House of Merrilees. All by Archibald Mar­ shall, one of the most popular of Engish Writers. Also a beautifwl •apy of the Oregon - Trail by Park­ i n , gift of Mrs. J. H. R osa j No community is completely equipped .with facilities for public education unless, in addition to adequate schools, it also has a pub­ lic library accessible to its people. The fact that the public library is an integral part of public education is now gaining general recognition. TI 16 public library serves both young and 'old and all classes of people in its community. It is an indispensable adjunct to the public school, in that it provides classroom libraries and collateral reading for the pupils and supplies means for them to form the habit of reading and to acquire a facility in the use of reference books which will be of practical advantage to them throughout life. The period of schooling for young people is brief at the most, and the best acquisition which pupils can gain from their school preparation is the disposition to continue their education through­ out life and an acquaintance with the means by which this may be accomplished. The public library is often called a \university for the people” and such it is, offering something of value to every person who will avail himself of its services. It serves not merely individuals but also numer­ ous organizations, such as study and debating clubs, etc. The purposes for which people read may be classed under the heads of information, inspiration, and re­ creation and the public library nup- plies literature for each of these ends. In the practical affairs of life the library is a constant aid in a l l th e various occupa­ tions for the farmer, mechanic, bus­ iness man, and professional worker, and enables one to increase his ef­ ficiency in his present vocation, and also, if desired, to prepare himself for something better. The public library also contributes no small part to public education as the bul­ wark of good citizenship and patriotism. It is essential to the life of the Republic that intelligence and virtue be maintained as character­ istics of its citizens. The use of appropriate printed matter gives a knowledge of the issues of the day and their background, which is es­ sential to a proper exercise of the duties of citizenship. The public library as an institute ion fosters a sturdy Americanism and a democratic cooperation for civic improvement among all classes in the community. In view of the important public service rendered by this institution it is proper to maintain a library expense from the proceeds of taxation. Every community, no matter how small, should either have its own public library or access, to library service from near-by convenient source. The ideal in every case is the tax-supported public library, but a beginning may often be made by financing a public library in var­ ious other ways, such as by popular subscriptions,by the proceeds of en­ tertainments, and by the support of women’s clubs and other organiz­ ations. Often a public-spirited cit­ izen of means may be found who will take pleasure in donating a building for library use by his community. Thirty-eight States have official agencies for promoting the estab­ lishment and development of public libraries in their territory, in each case either a State library commis­ sion or a division of the State ed­ ucation department or a State library exercising functions similar to those of a library commission. In some cases the State grants financ­ ial aid for the establishment and support of public libraries. A com­ munity inaugurating a movement for the establishment of a public library in any one of these 38 States should apply to its own library com­ mission or similar body at the State capitol and receive whatever en­ couragement and aid is granted by the State to further its-, enterprise. The State library associations also will sometimes gladly help toward the establishment of new libraries, and assistance in the way of coun­ sel and literature may be obtained from American Library Association headquarters, 78 East Washington Street, Chicago, 111. The people of the open country need and are entitled to good library service as much as the res­ idents of towns and cities. In most parts of the United States the coun­ ty library is found to be best adap- ed for supplying reading matter to dwellers in the rural districts. The county system has a central library at the county seat or- other central point, with branches and stations in various locations throughout the county, and sometimes employs a book automobile for house to house delivery. This system is being con­ stantly extended into new territory, and its further adoption should re­ ceive careful consideration, especial­ ly in the States which have the ad­ vantage of county library laws. ---------- A ---------- By Lillian Meriwether This is the time to erase the rav­ ages of sunburn, black heads,freckles and hair-growth from the face, neck and arms, for appearances will be against you this winter if you neg­ lect after-vacation care of your per­ son. A clear complexion is 'a big asset. Beneath the skin are number of tiny blood vessels. There are al­ so many glands which are constant­ ly secreting oil to the surface through the pores. Those pores should at all times be kept perfect­ ly clean, as they are the means by which the skin breathes and if clog­ ged by dirt the oil cannot take its natural course ad black heads, pim­ ples and acne result. Steaming the face occasionally by placing over it a Turkish towel, will open the pores and eliminate the poison. Fol­ low this by the use of lemon, wash the face and apply a lotion before retiring. % The Silhouette. Comments ■ By Our Readers Unless one knows what one wants, it will be confusing to- choose your gowns this Fall. The leading design­ ers are each introducing something widely different. But notwithstand­ ing the effort on the part of some to introduce a wider silhouette, it is the slim, narrow one that prevails, especially for outdoor wear. The straight, narrow line is accepted for Fall, and also the tight sleeves with deep cuffs, and the square neckline. There is on display an assemblage of gowns with a sole object to en­ hance woman’s charm, and with every whim of fashion now enough to interest her. Rules For Guidance. What to wear must be decided by the woman herself, according to her personal taste. But there are some rules by which she may be guided. There is a sharp contrast between the lines of street clothes and lei­ sure time clothes. 1 For daytime wear, for the morning especially, the tailored frock or suit should be worn, and as autumn advances, these become more tailored and less limp. Contrasting with the mascu­ linity of street costumes, is the fem- ininiy of afternoon and , evening gowns. In these will be found a profusion of puffs, ruffles, frills and ribbons. Couturiers have gone back a couple of generations to revive styles .in new and original ways. The newer the style, the farther back in time has been its inspire ation. W e may choose the demure simplicity of crinoline days; or the magnificent coquetry of the flajning colors and sweeping flounce which suggests the brilliant eyed senoritas of Spanish days of yore; Mandarin and coolie modes have been used as key-notes of some; others find their origin in the Moyen Age and their art in the modes of 1840 of France. The American designers, have taken what they think is best from the French and have adapted them for the American woman. 1 Materials Fashion’s looms have woven magic weaves for Milady this Fall, Never before have fabrics been so varied and so beautiful as they are now. Velvet is establishing itself in first place in frocks this Fall and Winter. For a simple dress, velvet combined with embroidery is very attractive. Velvet and taffeta is an­ other coriibination. One model of soft brown velvet, almost a tan, has taffeta in fine tucking laid flat as a banding around the throat, turn­ back cuffs of taffeta at the bottom of long tight sleeves and side pleat­ ing of the taffeta for the skirt, top­ ped at the left hip with a large taffeta rosette. Then three are the shimmering black satin frocks, whose lustrous fabric yields with equal grace to youth or maturity. One model with tiered skirt has the tier repeating itself on the sleeve with two cuffs, one falling on the other, and a flat­ tering neckline with a fjat bias col­ lar of ribbon-edged white crepe-de­ chine, stressing the smart black and white note. Another model has deep ruffles pulled slightly to one si.de, giving a draped iine, and* has a touch of color at the sash belt .Tight sleeves ending abruptly at the elbow with a riotous flared cuff in cafe fashion, give the air of a cavalier’s gauntlet. Panels and pleats are combined in some satin frocks and have the charm of tailored simplicity. Then there is the allover tucked satin frock with soft cream lace falling in soft ruffles from neck to hem giving it a courtly air. Popular Fall Colors Fashion favors dark colors for the street and autumn’s best colors are brown, navy blue and black., The lighter shades are for aftenoon and evening wear. Light toned lace and georgette dresses are appropriate for afternoon dances or teas. Net dresses are with us again and more charm­ ing than ever with their variety of ribbon trimmings. Just imagine one of white net trimmed with rows of narrow white taffeta ribbon having a silver picot edge, running about the skirt in five parallel rows. Dresses made of the Summer tub silks are especially good in the chemise design with a fashionable tiny how and long streamers at opening of the collar in front, a plain ribbon girdle and small poc­ kets bound with ribbon to match the stripe. It is a new extravagance to have underclothes to match one’s frock, necessitating having laces and georgettes or other materials pecially dyed. Editor of The Express: In your \Findin’s— Keepin’s” col­ umn in issue of October 4, the item on good books is particularly inter­ esting. It is surprising how much of things worth wpilc one can learn, and what a lot df real enjoyment one can get from such books as those mentioned, and these books and many more just as interesting can be had for the asking from your loc­ al library. Julian Street’s \Abroad at Home” is in the Branchport Free Library, also two of Henry Frank’s books, \Vagabonding Down the An­ des’ and \Working North from Patagonia.” Read these, and you will not only be entertained, but you will know more about the wonderful country of South America and her people than you ever expected to know. Don’t fail to read Agnes C. Lant’s \Through Our Unknown Southwest” a particularly interesting book about the wonderful ruins of the Cliff villages in the Mesa Verde National Park. Then there is Muir’s \Travels in Alaska.” Mr. Muir made three trips to Wrangell, Stickeen River and Glacier Bay in 1879, 1880 and 1890 and gives most interesting descriptions of the great glaciers,- the Aurora borealis and his travels on the mountains. On climbing a mountain 3000 feet high he says \May fine plants grew here, an anemone on the summit, two species of Carsiope in shaggy mats, three or four dwarf willows, large blue lupines, 18 inches high, phox, solidago, -dandelion, white flowered by an thus, daisy, pedicu- laris, epilobium, etc., with grasses, sedges, mosses and lishens forming a deep mossy od. Woodchucks stood erect and piped dolefully for an hour ‘chee-chee” with jaws absurdly stretched to emit so. thin a note— rusty looking sefedy fellows also a smaller striped species which stood erect and cheeped and whistled like a Douglas squirrel.” \I saw three or four species of j birds, a Finch flew from her nest at my feet and 1 al­ most stepped on a family of young ptarmigan ere they scattered, little bundles of downy silk, small but able to run well. They scattered along a snow bank, over boulders, through willows, grass and flowers, while the mother, very lam.e tum­ bled and spawled at my feet.” Twro or more very interesting books of Muirs ae \Our National Parks” and \The Mountains of Cali­ fornia,’ both exceedingly iteresting. These books are all in the Branch- port library and 1 am quite sure that they are in the Penn Yan li­ brary. — B. weeks wrhicli measures five feet long and sixteen inches in width. It is ryow 12 feet high. I have just put out 800 strawberry plants which will begin to bear at Christmas time andthen we Jiave them for six months. Up there you set them out in the fall and begin to pick them next June, just for one month. Well, as it is mail time, I will ring off and get busy. Yours in haste, F. C. Chapman PENN YAN BUSINESS MAN DIES IN SYRACUSE River — ♦— View, Florida James Goodspeed Passes Away at Influx of Hunters Into Penn Yan Daughter’s Home, Following Operation I Thursday last was the first day for the pheasant hunting sea­ son. The hunters were up bright and early and started in \banging” almost before day break. All Wed­ nesday night auto loads of hunters drove into the village, to be ready for the early tramp afield. In some parties could be noticed women and girls, clad in knickers and sweaters and all ready for the hunt. The ever faithful hunting dog always made up the crowd. The canines ran from pedigred pointers and setters to insignificant \houn* dogs”, but all anxious and striving to get put out of the cars'. The cars returned at night loaded to the gun- whales with game. We noticed one small boy, riding a bicycle down the main street of the town, with an beautiful dead pheasant under his arm and an obsolete shot gun strung over his shoulder. W e ’ll wager that many expensive : guns blazed away many times that day before they made the bag that the lad with the old shot gun did. There was the usual arrests for violation of the game laws. Each year brings its toll of such cases. Some men refuse to respect the law whic forbids the slaughtering of the female pheasants-, and try to get away with one. Few accomplish what they set out to do, however, as the State troopers and game pro- ectors are on the job every minute and catch the game hogs and bring them to justice. Hunting parties came from Bing­ hamton, Corning, Elmira, Rochester, Buffalo and other places to sample the pickings from Yates County’s game preserve while local men trav­ eled to other sections of the State to partake of the offering of other places. It is fascinating pastime, however brutal it may seem, and the taste of nicely cooked game is well wforth a hard day’s tramp through thicket and over fields and wading through streams, even though one only brings back one squirrel. At the home of his daughter, Mrs. Shirley Babbit, in Syracuse, Ne Y., on Friday afternoon, October 19th, there passed away one of the be­ loved and respected business men of Penn Yan — James C_ Goodspeed. Mr. Goodspeed went to a Syracuse hospital a few days prior to his death to have an operation for her­ nia. At the time it was thought that it would be a minor operation, with no serious results, and that Mr. Goodspeed would be back to his of- rPENN Y A N . 'EXPRESS Dear Sir: r Births Born, to Mr. Second May. Born, Baxter, October Friday, October 12th, 3923, and Mrs. Glenn Titus, of Milo, a daughter, Twila to Mr. and Mrs. of Second Milo, 14th, a daughter. ---------- 4 ---------- William Sunda 3 r, Senior Notes A SPECIAL Sheridan Circle, R .. will be held 31st. at 2:30 P. Wendia Hall. / By MEETING of Phil Ladies of the G. A. WEDNESDAY, Oct. M. at their rooms, w order of President. The Senior Class of P. Y. A. has already had three meetings and plans to give their annual play about the first of December, instead of in the spring as has formerly been the custom. They are doing this so that next semester they can devote their time to their essays. Miss Kelly is now looking for a play which will be suitable for the class. very There is now in the High School a Debating Club, which resulted from the efforts of the class of ’24. I The Club hopes to accompish great in the way of argumentation. ♦ In last week's issue of one of the local - papers l read a letter which was writen by one of the committee of the Columbus Day celebration, whic was signed James Tripole, Pres­ ident of the Committee. The man is of Italian extraction, but is now an American citizen and is engaged in business on Jacob street in this, town. The letter was printed just as it was written. That is, word for word, as Tripole wrote it.i It had ndt been corrected, and the sen­ tences were jumbled into together, and, altogether it was a sad article when it was finished. Now, 1 wish, through your paper, to say that l think that to print a man’s letter which he wrote in good faith and in the best English that he knew, should have been \doc­ tored” up a bit before it was printed for several hundreds to read. In the first place the man is- a business man of the town. In the second, he shows much better command of the , English language than many who were born and received their educa­ tion here. That he confuses the expressions of his native tongue with those of America* should be no basis ' for joking, but rather he should praised for making an effort to speak and write it. It is always considered an ill-bred man who will laugh at another’s mistakes. I did think of writing ignorance, but, no man is ignorant who comes thou­ sands of miles from his native land, learns to speak another tongue and succeeds so far that he is able to engage in business, and strives to acquire the customn and ways of his adopted country. 1 think, instead of holding him up to ridicule his mistakes should have been corrected. The spirit of the Americanization schools is not that kind. It is to aid and to make the foreign-born acquire a feeling of self-respect and responsibility, such as this man has shown he possesses and is desirous of handing down to his children. I think letters of those who find letter-writing difficult, and who find it hard to express themselves should receive some consideration and should be corrected before they are printed. AMERICA Dear Sirs: Enclosed please find check for one year’s subscription for your paper which we sure en­ joy very much. It is very much like getting a letter from home, and when we read of what the papers of Penn Yan and the Chamber of Commerce is doing in regard to the Park on the Bluff it seems almost sure of success and then when they get the road around the Point in good shape you will not be able to keep the people away from Penn Yan and the lake. I see by the paper that Mr. Beach is coming to Florida. Good for him! But I think he is making a mistake in the place. He should have stopped at Tampa. That is sure to be the greatest city of south Florida. We were there three winters and one summer, but we now are .13 miles from Tampa at South East, on the direct road to Miama. Haye been here two years and like it much. I am planting my winter garden. My potatoes are up and I have them hoe<L Have planted English peas string beans, lettuce, onions, sum­ mer squash, in fact, a real garden. W e grow all kinds of fruit, pine­ apples, bananas, etc. Our banana tree puts out one leaf every twe The Grape Industry When xh& grape season will have been finished and the hustle and bustle of the loading and shipping away has ben done with, the local atmosphere will have quieted down quite somewhat. Great truckloads of grapes travel day and night through the village and on the highways, Many auto drivers hesitate to drive by night, fearing that they will be forced into the ditch by big trucks. How­ ever, so far the drivers of the mon­ sters have been very \decent” (if we may use the word) and have caused no disasters. In fact? they seem to be far more considerate of the small cars than the small cars are of them. A heavily laden truck is a difficult thing to handle, and if once it gets started toward a ditch or decline, the efforts of the driver to right it are unavailing. And so, notwith­ standing the fact that there always have been numerous complaints about drivers of big trucks forcing cars into the ditch, it seems that perhaps a little consideration on the part of everyone who drives would help a little. There are some cases, of course, where the truck driver has been entirely at fault, but when it is considered that many of the big fellows weigh several tons when loaded, the point of the view of their drivers can be understood. They are afraid to get too far to one side. Many of the Yates County grape growers are storing their grapes in the hopes that later, when the glut of California grapes will have -passed off the market, domestic grapes will bring a better price. The present waim weathei is bad for storage. Yates County is noted for her vineyards and grapegrowing indus­ try, and the activities incident on the fall grape work is peculiar to this locality. It occasions many in­ quires and remarkn from people who happen to be in the village or passing through. The high prir > of the past few years has spoiled the growers, as the time can be remembered when grapes sold for ; 13 to ?_’9 per ton, and that price was considered a good one. When the price was 1 aised to $125 the growers took heart and now many 1 will not accept $5»v per ton for their yield. Miss Cornelia K. Black, delegate from ,the Presbyterian Sunday School, Miss Ella Miller, Mrs. J. Monroe Lown, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hopkins and Mr. Parmele Johnson attended the State Sunday School convention in Rochester last week. ♦ Little Leonard: \Look daddy, I pulled this weed right up all my­ self.” \My but you are strong.” \I am daddy. The whole world had hold of the other end of it. Old Hen— \ I ’ll give you a piece of good advice.” Young Hen— \W h at is it?” Old Hen— \An egg a day keeps, the butcher away.” First Little Girl— \My father’s an editor, what does your father do?” Second Little Girl— \Whatever ma tells him.” The third annual Knights Tem­ plar ball will take place Thanksgiv­ ing night. Robber cows and slacker hens ought to be put in the same class with the dodo bird. ♦ The bruished vegetable or apple that is stored hasn't a fair show for its life. JAMES C. GOODSPEED fice in a few dayse The operation was performed and Mr. Goodspeed returned to the home of his daugh­ ter, where he suffered a stroke of paralysis which resulted in his * death. The qews of his death was ceived in this village with genuine sorrow, for Mr Goodspeed was a man who had made many firm friends, both in a business and social way. He was a kind husband and * father, a loyal friend, and a true companion Of a gentle and mild disposition. He traveled his way with a smile and kind word for all, and his creed was one of love for his fellow man. It is with genuine sorrow that The Express records his passing. James Ce Goodspeed was born in Coudersport, Pae, sixty-four years ago. For several years he was en­ gaged in the insurance business in Lawrenceville, Pa., later removing to Rochester, Ne Y., where he con­ ducted the same line of endeavor. He came to Penn Yan about twenty- four years ago, and bought out the insurance business of the late Helen Ayres. At the time of his death he was senior member of the insurance firm of Goodspeed and Miller^ Mr. Goodspeed was a member of Milo Lodge, No. 108, F. & Ae Penn Yan Chaper No. 100, R. Ae M.„ Jerusalem Commandery, No. 17, Knights Templar; and local repre­ sentative of Damascus Temple^ Nobles of the Mystic Shrine. He had served as president of the Penn Yan Club, and for twenty years or more had been one of its directors. He was also a member of the Mason­ ic Club, and was one of the organ­ izers, and at the time of his death, and, at the time of his death, the the secretary of the Seth Green Club. He also was a member of the Penn Yan Municipal Board, He is survivd by his wife, five daughters: Mrs. Shirley Babbitt, of Syracuse, N. Y., Mrse Donald Ste­ wart, of Skeneateles, N. Y., Mrs. Ernest Dudley, and Miss Helen Goodspeed, of Los Angeles, Calife and Mrs. Paul Lindladt, of Berlin, Germany, also by one son, John Ir­ ving Goodspeed, of Penn Yan. The funeral was held from his late home on Clinton street on Mon­ day afternoon at three o’clock. The services were in charge of Rev. C. K. Imbrie at the First Presbyterian Church, and Jerusalem Comman­ dery, Knights Templar, conducted the service at the grave, in Lake View cemetery. Burial was Wild Gats Reappear MotoristsShotAtFrom in Potter I Ambush At lei two weeks of quietness the peace! ul village of Potter was av. aliened Thursday morning by the weird and hair-raising screams of wild animals, which after thor­ oughly whipping the dogs of Leon Domley and Fred Sweet, returned to the thickly wooded side hills. On Sunday, some children, on their way to church, met the ani­ mals i t : the road, near the residence of M. S. Lounsberry, although snar­ ling at the children, they showed no disposition to attack them. * The children give the * best description available to date: Long slim bodies, short legs and tails about one foot in length, color of a dark, dirty grey. It is now believed that there are at least four of these animals, roaming the hills and villages in arid around Potter. Thh killing of a Canandian lynx, near Syracuse, has led many to believe that they might be of this specie although none had have been reported this side of the border for nearly thirty vears. w Potter swamp, nearly fourteen miles in length and from one to two miles in width, heavily wooded, with many deep raAdnes terminating in it, makes a ideal home for all kinds of wild animals. It is an ex­ tremely hard place to hunt and how soon these animals will be run to cover is a question in which all are greatly interested. Much hunting is being done and all who own dogs with a fighting reputation are training them to the limit. Let’s hope for results soon. Dogs belonging to several of the residents of Potter have received some severe lickings. The dog of Bert Smith was licked so thorough­ ly recently that when he came run­ ning toward the house the door was opened to receive him, but in his terror and haste, he failed to see that the door was half open, and ran through the screen, taking screen with him. v-. About two years ago a wild cat was killed about 1 1-2 miles west of Potter Center and it is the opin­ ion of many that the beasts which are terrorizing the Potter neighbor­ hood are wild cats. Many of the residents are not traveling the high­ way or fields without being armed with shot guns or other arms. Two Dundee motorists, Frank Pal­ mer, of Stoll street, and Fred Vos- burg, of Bigelow Avenue,' were fired at from ambush on the Penn Yan- Dundee state road Sunday evening,. The two incidents occurred about an hour apart at a point about mid­ way between this village and Penn Yan, where a patch of woods is- situated not far from the road on. the east side. Mr. and Mrs. Palmer were re*- turning from an afternoon ride, and were passing this place about seven o’clock in the evening, when they heard a shot fired. At first they gave the matter no attention, but soon one of their front tires became de­ flated and they had to stop. They made the necessary change and came on home. Upon examining the tire further they found that it had bee pierced * by a small bullet, ap­ parently from a 22 calibre rifle or a shot gun. The bullet had pene­ trated the inner tube and remained! there. About a hour later Mr. Vosburg* came along and he was fired at twice. He saw the flashes from the gun, and stopped his car. Turning out his lights, he drew his revolver and started in pursuit of his assail­ ants. They rapidly made away, and he returned to his car and drove home. No damage was done in his case. It is thought that the shooting was done by boys. Both men are employed in the Goble mill in this village. — Dun­ dee Obeserver. ♦ MY APLLE TART My girl’s not much, • She doesn’t know What makes the seasons Come and go. She couldn’t name The farthest star, Or tell you what Electrons are. But say! I’ll tell The whole world wide, She knows her stuff— I’m satisfied! Warren L. Bassett Mrs. Julia Vail Cole has gone to Hartford, Conn., to assist in puting on the opera \Cinderella” in that city. She will be gone for four or five weeks. Miss Lois Jones, of Keuka College, arranged the dances which Mrs. Cole is to introduce in the opera. Residents of Yates coun­ ty remember with pleasure the part Miss Jones took in the Historical Pageant during the Fair, her danc­ ing having added much to t h e r e ­ of it. ♦ Mrs. Fannie Tierney, died at the home of her daughter, Mrse Frank Craugh, in Canandaigua on Tuesday evening, October 23rd, Mrs. Tierney was a former resident of Yates county and is well known in Penn Yan. The funeral will be held from St Micheal’s church this (Thursday) morning. I No wonder the broom looks de- jecFed. Hang it up and let it rest its feet. Do’nt load the younsters’ plate with food; it’s discouraging to the small stomach. If a man Tells you your virtues, watch him; if he tells you your faults, heed him. 5 --------- ♦ ---------- The council of the League of Na­ tions went to far off Java to choose its representative as financial adviser to the little kingdom of Albania. J. D. Hunger, former governor of Ba­ tavia,. has been selected by the league to take up the task of setting Albania on its financial feet. 1 Recent reports of the richness of Albanian oil fields and the rumors that many great international interests are seeking concessions there have prob­ ably caused the appointment of a more or less neutral Hollander to this im- Uncle Ab says that ideas starve to death when kept in solitary cbn-fihe ment. portant post Mr. Hunger has been in his country’s official service for many years, and his record in Java com* mended him strongly to the league.- New York Herald. JU 1 . -#* ■ wi ■K.W.S2LV16 v . V I .v <■ V'\ ' 1 V'» , . •- •1 * ■4 1 t . ■’ • '• V , ‘ :tr - ea t \*t*l*** iii ::*1‘ p -

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