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_ 4.. .¢~,¢. A, 1 H “ H % gy “ A . L % 4 ‘ , A .% q % g gcohja ETT -E,m1'on. wAT.K_II\'I $.‘_. ,..‘N;.» v-r.;, JAi§I‘uAnv 23. 1913. VOLUME VI, NUMBER 265 State collqgd of A§:l’¢nlu_IfrU.: WINTER 121, THE ARCTIC. A In: of Old Time Watkins. THE PLOW OF GOD. On Thursday,-January 163111: Prof. .Cha._s,. H. Tuck of Cornell University, fthet a. number of Schuyler Gcun ‘-fa’:-mers at. the Je House, ,Wa,t.'-. kins. The object; of the ‘meeting. to formulate some d£; between farmers of the county and r-the St;a.t,eVCo1*le.g.e- of Agriculture. - ax Tells or Hiring With the Repairs on_ the pnoperby recently purchased by 0.. A. Slocum of the Dr. Gulick Estate, bringsrbo the mind of a. reader; of the Chronicle, the days when this building was used for the District. School. It; was then located back from Fifth Street, Wibh 1; large playground in front. Teachers that. this resident of Wab- kins ‘remembers, were Mr. Coburn, Frank Sexton, and Miss Mary Ann Munger, who became—M-z=s.vjI.~~. If you listen you will ‘heat. frdm east to west, Growing sounds of discontent and deep unrest. It is but the progress-driven Plow of God. Tearing up the wellwvorii custcm-bounded sod. Shaping out each old lradition-trodden track, I uto !urrows——fertile furrows. rich and black. Oh, what harvests they will yield When they widen to a ‘Mr. Vilhjalmr Stefansson, of Harvard '-Uqifvez-sity,A' who. has lately spent a winter among the Esquimaux Ion the Arabic Ocean, near the mouth of the Ma_(§‘kenzie\R.‘iver said. in 9. lecture at Tqfbnto that he‘-found‘ himself on the verge of w.in_tev at\ the mouth of the 'Maé](enzie B,iver’in an inaccessible .per;i}of the Arctic, xvaiting‘ for a ship supplies that never came. His teqt-;1,p:1:ient was a suit of clothes, a rifle wiItih,' 200 cartridges and a. camet-a‘. The m',Vo‘Li.nted police stetioned in that region 'ha<i‘b:wre1y food enough for themselves andjtheygadvised him to return. They predicted the starvation which did .¢om*e before spring, but he decided t“cz___‘1'1i4\_7e with the Esquimaux and diet They will widen, they will broaden . day by day, As the progress-driven plow keeps on its way. It will riddle all the ancient roads that lead Into palaces oi sel and greed. ' It will tear away the almshouse and the slum, ’1‘ba.llh§_li_tlle homes and ardeu- - lots um co - ‘vj ‘L n ~H. S: Howard was elected Chairman and G. R. Smith Secretary of the meeting. Much interest was evi,denc_ed._ and plans for a. Farmers’ Week School\ and several practical experimentsgto be held later were discussed-,. H'arry~ Gabriel was chosen to correspond with. the College, and to confer with the two School Superintendents, in making arrangements for said_‘« school. Elie W-ill. be assisted by the f‘ol~lo.wing Advisory} Board: G. W. McNe1ner. Reading; 3.3. W‘ixson’,*“Di‘x; James E’; Frost,‘ 'Mon,tou_r; Frank K1'eck_ler,-I Orangé; ‘W, Ar_get~. singer, Hector\; L. H. fJ,‘.un‘ison, Hec.tor;»{ Newton How.el1,.Tyrone‘; E,llm‘er Boyce; Gayuta; J oseph‘ Hp ! C‘a__tha.r‘ine£\l\ \The Farmers\ Week. School \ probably be held the ‘letter ’part'« of“ February or the of March. It will‘ be conducted by\ Cornell prof‘e','ss.or_a,; who will give lecturesiand demoinsti-ski tions in agriculturalrsubjeots. Sessions: will be held »mornings. and afternoons, and -A_also on. several. .e.v‘enings._ I3uriIf§'z:7 the spring ;..and summer expei;im‘ents’», and de1:‘u‘onstra.ti‘on_s will beo1con“;:ucr1et1' on various farms throujghou . -the.; county. These. will be under the direct’ supervision of‘ experts from the ’U:f'ii--. versity and will\ include dra.inag_e,; alfalfa’. growing, bean culture, eradica;-; tion of mustard from oats and barley and other important subjects. Yes. the gardens green and swecv. Shall replace the stony street. Payne. A few of .Lhe scholars were William and Samuql Smith, sons of Hiram Smith; Reubén Manger: Sarah, George and Dwight Hut-d, who lived where Mrs. Dr. Thompson now lives; Jane, daugrhper of Dr. Tompkins, who oceupied she brick house corner of Fourth and Decatur Streets, later known as the Cass residence. , Let the wise man hear the menace that is blent, In the ever-growing seed of discontent. Let him hear the rxsing clamor ofthe race, That the few shall yield the many larger space For the crucial hour is coming when the soil Must be given to, or taken back. by Toil. - Oh, that mighty Plow of God- Hear it breaking through the sod I ELLA, WHEELER Wxncox in the Cosmopolitan. Report on the ’Wa;t*erwfa'y'“By'f‘t‘lie‘*\Staur“Etrgimser‘amt Son « ‘ Q When Mr Stefansson obtained leave I In: I I: II II Vthr \ had nothing but fish to eat ...<il1f§‘i‘.i_1»g\ the) winter, and eleven and ,.t..W1_e'1've-mile tramps‘ he ‘had to take .fdefi1_i§ Iwithout \'breakfast or lunch in Aoréiefn to get an appetite for dinner. ;::§hej1itt1e.gir1 of the household where xhetresided used‘ to roast a. salmon tront '»be,f§re the and place it on a tin the only. one in the house, for ’r,.in“1, saying that -she hoped he would :e_.,nj0y~ this meal better than the last one; The point to be noted about this ’1_vh_§~ the real hospitality of these people. 'f;H§5\‘ never been ‘creatéa better by his \friends in Canada and the‘ United tSt'g3.'t‘,es-. He‘ was pleased‘ to that all »thé‘;b'est things in the home life of the Esgfxtimaux were~na.ti~ve to them, In that day, the village churches were located opposite the Park, Rev. REV. WILLIAM C. -V The“ State Enginee1f—and' Surveyor, John A. BenseI,_ in his -Amaua1\Report to the Legislataurer, gives his ccfnchxsions as to the ,status -of the construeftion 70f the Barge Canal ‘System. authodzed by Chapter .I4,7.~O,f the Laws of 1903, at a cost of $‘IoI.,oQo,,oocl>, land of the i-mproyeme of -the- Cajzuga: and~ Seneca Canal at a cost of $!7,ooo,=oQo>._ His observations were based on the progress made in §1}e’§¢__'g_r_ea,t undertakings; ;to‘ the end of the year September 30, 19:2, and in‘c1Aud‘e'd.:the- following: ; L _ the Presby_terian denomination. An Episcopal Church ‘with high pulpit and pews enclosed with doors, was located on the hillside, where occasional ser- vices were held. Families of the late Daniel Tuttle, Thomas Evans, Arma- tage, Leake and Mac Donald were among the faithful attendants. brother of Mrs. Dr. M. L. Bennett. of Watkins, and the son of Rev. William Maccarohy who was at one time the pastor of the Watkins Baptist Church, died suddenly at. his home in Lawton, Mich., December 28,1912. The follow» ing facts of his exemplary life, are A Northern Central Boolllot. from an obituary .in the Lawton -.-: 9,2‘, .f._, .1-,,,,.‘ « The Northern Central Railroad em- ployees are soon to have a booklet placed in their hands, telling of the avoidable ways in which railroad men receive injuries. The lines of the Pennsylvania System have determined to use all efforts to insure to their employees social justice, healthful sur- roundings 'in their work, and every safeguard against danger. Among the suggestions is the follow- ing: “It is a. recognized fact that the majority of injuries occur not as a result of serious accidents which at- tract public attention, but from the comparatively trivial occurrences of the daily -employment-icarelessness» in getting on and o moving trains, or in the useof tools, from reckless ex-« posure .to unnecessary risks or from sheer thoughtleesness. Youare urged, therefore, not only to. watch out for your own safety, but to warn other employees of danger, and to discourage any acts of recklessness on the part of those who, by reason either of their inexperience or their familiarity with their work, fail to take proper pre- Rev. William C. Maecarthy was born. at Litch Conn., March 11, 1835. He was the iirst son of Rev. William Mac a Baptist clergyman, and the oldest of eleven children. Shortly after his birth, his father removed to the vicinity of Utica, N. Y., where he grew up. He , was graduated from Madison now Colgate University, and entered upon his work in the ministry at Waverly, N. Y., later at Wyoming, then at Catskill, and then to a New York City pastorate. In 18'75~at the req9¢sP..°f th°,.¥9tsri9£ Deserves?“ 011 Washington. he went to Western North Carolina as agent to the Eastern Cherokee Indians, establishing schools and doing missionary work. Later he was invited‘ to the Presidency of Weav- erville College and following of Judson College, both in North Carolina. Then he preached at Flag Pond,\ ’1‘enn., going from there to his home in Law- ton‘, Mich., twenty-seven years ago. ‘ Rev. William C. Ma.cCa.rth_v in 1859, was united in marriage with Miss Frances A. West of Watkins, daughter of Rev. Hezekiah West. Complete unity of spirit and purpose and unalloy- ed happiness were the distinguishing marks of this most felicitous union. To them were born six children, and surviving are the wife and three chil- dren: Mrs. Grace Brown of Lawton, Mich.; Mrs. Ella Sams of Flag Pond. Tenn., and Charles E. MacCa.rthy of Auburn, N.. Y. Rev: William Mac- Carthy, the father of Rev. William C. MacCarthy, was born in Scotland, and graduating at the University of Edin—- burgh, came to America. He conducted successful pastorates from New Eng- land, throughicentral New York to the West, and died at Windsor, Mich. Of his family, there now are seven survivors: Benjamin MacCarthy of Williarnsport, Pa.; Isaac Maccarthy of Greensboro. N. C.:, Mrs. Maria Hoskins, George Macoartby. Charles MacCarthy and Mrs. Emma-Howk, all of Auburn, N. Y., and Mrs. Dr. M. L. Bennett of Watkins, N. Y. CAYJIGA ANSD SENECA CANAL. Chapter 391, Laws of 1909, appropriated the sum of ‘$7,000,000 for the improvement. of the Cayuga. and Seneca Canal, this statute having been -submitted to a11”d’Capproved‘tby the people in the same nianrner as ‘Chapter 147 of ‘ the_ Laws of 1903. This act provided for the impravement of the Cayuga and. Seneca ‘Canal to Barge Canal dimensions the same as those for the Erie, Oswego and Chainplain Canals, connecting the Erie Canal with Cayuga Lake and 'S‘eneca Lake’, thereby placing in Water communieationlthe sections _of the State bordering on these Lakes. The work embraced in the Cayuga and Seneca improvement will be completed at such time as to permit of the navigation of this part of the Barge. Canal System upon the cqmpletion of the Erie Canal System, namely, 1n I..9I-5.‘ -. _ . In regard to their marriage relations he-7 found that ‘divorces were frequent among the young, but that after’ their third or fourth marriage, somebody congenial was generally found, and a ‘genuine affection prevailed among these couples during the rest of their days. In fact the average a of middle age among the Esquimaux was greater ‘than. that generally obtaining in Torontoyor New York. Mr. Stefans-. son3s‘daiIy?occu‘pation was to The Esg ! clothing; which was much better than the Norwegian and lighter, enabled him to sit with his back to the wind for hours with the ,tempera'tu_re 50 degrees below zero. . The home life of these people was then described. ‘\The woman. looked ’after th'e’co6ki'ng'i ma rearedthe cliff-\ dren, who were taught to chew tobacco a.t—~the~ age of—-ten months. -Their snows houses were warm and solid after being built one night, and warmed by a seal oil lamp so that the melting snow solidi into a sheet of ice. A polar bear could crawl over the top of it without breaking it down. Indeed.. these creatures were frequently killed while ‘on \top of these dwellings.- Toronto Globe. II; is hoped that: the fanmers' of;this and adjoining counties will unite in making this school. -a success and-. will also co-open-ape with the experts in\ carrying -out these experiments. Further notices will be given as soon as arrangements are‘ completed. Reverted ‘to’ Heirs; The Supt-eme Court. tacbion cohcern-I _i_;1Vg:»:9e_:'taaj;1‘ pmperpy used ,fov_a. time for church. purposes and then aban- dtmed, has been decided before Su- preme Court. Justice’. Benton. in favor‘ of the plainn the heirs of Abraham Wageher, who once owned. p'ract.ica.11y a'l1t,he land on whichVPenn Yan is built. ' A f1‘.he-contracts i.I1'fO1.‘Ce to 'Qc:.tobet 1, 19:12., '?,§t11br4’lQed .t'h‘e7work necessary to connect the Erie Canal with the deep water of‘ Cayuga Lake, en.1ar‘gi-ngto, Barge C’an*a1ed'i1‘nensions- the Ithaca Inlet, the improvement of ap‘p1;oxi'mately‘ ~one-half the distance between Cayuga Lake and Seneca Lake. by the ca-nalizat-ifen -of the—~Seneea— River-, and the construction‘ of the Canal ct iBa;vgeA Canal dimensions from Watkins, the isoti-the\r‘I3?Te1id“’6t'(§eZheca Lake‘, 'to Ayres Street in Montour Falls. The work embraced in the contracts for which }f.>ro_posa1s were _invited to be opened by the Superintendent of Public Works December 31, 1912, embraced the construction of a dam and locks together with incidental Canal work in the vicinity of Seneca Ealls; and the construction of a dam and. lock together witii ‘incidental. woik at '\Vater1oo. This action was tried at an equity term of court held in Penn Yan, No- vember 25, 1912. It was -brought to secure possession of the old Catholic Church on Keuka. Street, because of a. clause in the deed when the lot was. given for achurch by the late Abra- ham Wagener, on November 12. _ 1849. The deed of conveyance was delivered to Bishop John Timon of Buffalo. At that time the Rochester Diocese had‘ not been ‘formed, and Penn Yan was in the Bulfalo Diocese. The property conveyed has a frontage of 60 feet on Keuka Street, and a. depth of 160 feet. The clause read that in case’ the property» should ever be used for any other purpose than worship it should revert to the original owner or his heirs. In 1902, St. Michael's Church was erected on Liberty Street, and the old edi of worship was given up to the uses iii a storehouse. cautions for the safety of themselves, their fellow employees, or the travel.- ing public.” ' The Pilie Farmhouse. The Pike Farmhouse which stood on the Watkins?-Townsend Road near the tracks of the New York Central Rail- way, was destroyed by on the evening of Saturday. January 18', 1913, during the prevalence of a sudden gale of wind, that sprang up from the north at about six o’clock. The occupant of the dwelling, George Ma-in, was not at home when the names burst forth. The kitchen was on the north. side of the house; and the sudden wind from that direction, doubtless enlivened the tire and blew a spark against the roof. David Pike, who was of the pioneer families west of Watkins to the south- ward of the Glen, built this house over half a century ago, and at the time it was one of the farm resi- dences‘in' this section. It was one of the first square-roofed dwellings‘ erect- ed in this locality, and the best of workmanship and material entered in- to its construction. It was the home of Mr. and Mrs. David Pike during their declining years, and then passed into the possession of their‘ son. the late Hiram E. Pike, whose widow suc- ceeded to its ownership. \COST OF‘ THE WORK. Investigation a‘s~to‘ the probable cost of completion of _the work authorizing the impro;\g_et_I1ent o‘f\Cayuga and ‘Seneca Canal has been made along the same lines; as that. considered in connection with the Erie, Champlain and Oswego Canal improvement. In consid- ering_tl1e phase of this work, it. should be bornein mind that the enlargement of the Ithaca Inlet to Barge Canal dimensions, \while properly a part. of the Cayuga and. Seneca Canal, was not -‘contemplated at the time‘ of ' the preparation of estimate in 1909, and further . that byithe enactment of Chapter 453 of the Laws of 1911, an additional expense was added, in that it was ‘provided to improve the Canal to Barge Canal dimensions from‘ Watkins to Ayres Street in Montour Falls. The increased,,cost on_account of thesetwo-adda3—improvements—is-approximately-$423000;-exclns' - - of any cost to be incurred ‘in the appropriation of additional lands, making the amount under‘ contract, asjalfected by alterations and extra wolf-ilc orders to October I,‘ 1911, $2,234,II8aOO. ‘ 'Estimatedg cost of work remaining to be performed, which will be awarded in the immediate future‘, $3,2‘45.054.oo. Estimated cost of engineering and niiscellaneous expenses,‘ such_ aslrexpenses of Comptroller, Superintendent of Public. Works and Special Examiner and Appraiser, ;$§~5,o.o,ooo, making a total. of$5',979,1;7,2.oo, .say'».$6,ooo,ooo, for, the cost of actual Canal'..constrncti,on, relocated 'high.w‘ays, highway\ bridges, -engineering and i{r1cide;nfal expenses,‘ but not ir”rc1't.iding any allowance for the pay-m'ent on ac-“count of the _-appropriation oflands orwater powers. It is therefore apparent that there is a~balance.of but $1,000,000 tforitlre“ pa‘yrnent—of.dam~ ages on account ‘of the appropriation, of lands and Water powers in ‘connection with5 the work authorized\ by “this; act. There remains but ojnei‘ contract of any material size, that being for dredging‘ the balance ' of the canal prism in the cana_lizati'orx; of Senelca‘Rive‘r, 'which work willbe completed in one spring season. 1 , -T ’ The estimated cost of reconstruction of railroad bridges over the Cayuga and Seneca Canal atmpoints where bridges exist at the present time underterrgqs of revocable permits. is $500,000,. This item, is not inc1uded';i'11 the ‘above total for thersame reason as set forthinj the consideration of the Erie, ,Champ1‘ain and,Osweg_o‘Cana1_; situation; Stzpp1em.ental agre;emen.ts.and_ awards ‘by the ’]3oa.r<.1‘;of Claims on account of the appropriation toflands; for -the ‘Cayuga and Seneca Canalhaye not been made to any {great extent‘, but from an examination of _the‘land__s and water‘ powers to be appropriated it is estimated. that the 1co‘sft in settlementmon account of such appropria- tion .will be,j_s1-ightly in excess of this’ balance =.of$I,0oo,<o0o, and therefore similar consideration should be given .to tl1'is~.phas.e‘ of the .Cayuga and Seneca Canal. improvement as in the c.‘ase~bf‘ the Erie, Champlain and Osvtego. Canal improvement. There is ‘no ' edonbt but that the entire Cayuga and Seneca Canal, will be ‘completed, and in readiness. for operationiin 19x5; - \ . Lake Keulin Ducks. The duck season has closed with ‘as few shot in this vicinity as in any season for many years, the birds seem- ing to stay in unfrequented places, where they evidently could get what fond they wanted. Old hunters in the southern part of the county have been watching a flock of wild_geese that have been in that loca'lity all winter feeding in the that were planted to grain. They say this is a sure sign of mild weather. A literary mystery‘ of a. hundred -:a- :-- —s“reGa1'led—by—the-‘special centenary number, recently issued,‘of the “Newry Telegraph,” an Ulster tri-weekly. In its pages on April 19,. 181'}, under the simple head of ‘‘‘Poetry,’’’ appeared what Byron called \'thevmo'st-“perfect ode in bhe’la'.nguage.” -—\The Burial of‘ Sir John Moore..’’7 ‘Byron, or Campbell, or any ‘of the others‘ to whom this; poem was various- ly juscribed woula doubtless have been proud to claim it. But the author was‘ the obscure curziter of Ballyclog, in Tyrone, Rev. .Chax_'.les Wolfe, and “the fame of the piece; was but a posthumous‘ ~fa4me‘ for him‘. Not until his death, of. consumption, in 1823, at ’the« early age of thirty-two, did the authorship; become known. to the world. And Wolfe. who wrote much_ other verse of merit, is remembered only that one poem which ‘sprang from 'the'co'1umns, of ‘9. provincial news- paper to. universal‘ ~recogniti_'on in the- big worIdg_>iIet_ters.—.~I..onc1oyn Chronicle. Trappers are doing a good business :1 be 'éouiitIy't'hi‘s winter and are get- ting good prices for the skins and pelts. Hundreds of muskrans are be. ing caught and are selling for from cents each. Skunks are numerous and the black ones bring as much as doleltms‘, A few‘ mink are being caughb,‘ which are sold for at. least $8.-—-Yates County Chronicle. Mrs. Henry J. Shulénburg. Mrs. Henry J. Shulenburg died at the fam’i’ly home in W'at:kin”s”, Monday, January 13. 1913, after an illness re3 sulting from shock, of two years’ dura- tion. The funeral set-iiices were con- ducted at the house on Thursday af- ternoon last, and the burial was in _G_199_w9.o;i.- ,.:r1eey-_. §:._.I3J_:£:9§§9!1eeo ! ed, the deceased h'av‘in'g been a. {nah}- her‘ of the Presbyterian Chu -Mrs.'Shule‘nbu1-g Wes born in War.- kins, October 7,. 1846. Her maiden name was Emma. T). Youngs, axid she was‘ the daughter Of‘ Elem‘-y and Susan Youugs, Of this Jamil-y\ but two sisfters are ‘now living-:' Mrs James B. Smith and Mrs. Philip Yaw, both of this village. She became the‘ wife of Henry J. ~Shule‘nbung, October 11,» .18'76,t and to them was born ode daughter, Fiorence, who came. the wife”oE W'i11i~em Ostrajnder ofcoxvnihg. She died'in that city in March, 1910, leaving‘ 8/litt1'e son Henry, and Tittle dahghters Gm-a1'dine and Emma. The. Cayuga Lake Ferry. Lulu .Navign‘tion~.. D_ispat.ches' from Albany state that ~Sen,a.t.or»W49,Ive:rs.4o£;Lha .Sy.xéacu§e. udisee tricb_appeared1_M'. the Same Highway ‘D'epartineub‘ in answer to complaintqs against the Emens-Maier ‘terry across the foot‘. of Cayuga. Lake on the part. of aucomobilists. Sena.tor Walters was .prepared_ to .incroduce 9. bill (which. would put» ‘Ag, ferry out or business’, but the H_i‘g‘hw'ay LDepartmerex.tj. gave him assurances that conditions would be remedied before spring: The road to be remedied is the 1*‘:-ee Bridge ‘Road, which crosses a part of the Montezuma. Marsh. The H,fg'hway De\- .part._ment, will improve the road, mak—- ing a-detour for automobiles and other 3 vehicles.. thus rendering itpunuecesséry. to cross the ferry as has beendone for the last: mo» yeare. ' The Legislators of Steuben‘ County,- Senabdr John Seeley and Assemblyman Charles A.‘ Brewster and. James L.’ seals?» are. interested in the promotion or sevéral bills of a. local ‘nature, among them. one having especial reference L0 ‘Lake Keuka. ’ The Public Service; ‘Commission at. presenbibime has j”‘uz-isdicsion over _t;he: failrbads and gas and electric light? companies, but the heyv measure if/a law, will extend the jurisdiction over freight and ,pa,sse,ugerT traffic on all navigable waters of the Spam. Under prevailing conditions, the s‘h_i D}3er,‘s must. take such service gs‘ the sceagme boat lines see fit to extend, though. frequently not advantageous‘ to their ;inter.ests. . _' , The Cayuga Inlet. The New'Y-9191: State Dredging Cor- poration, which has. that cor.gtract\for‘ the= Barge .‘Can‘a-1\1f‘ermina'l iinDrtove- ‘mg‘ents’_.at -that Inlet, yesterday com’- menced the-. task :01‘ moving: the Cornell boathouse onjthe-east banirof the In- let to 8 position’ northwest. of the present foundations. According to the plans the structure‘ will be moved ‘so a point 200 feet; northwest ot the present site. The wqrk will probabii take newly a._tmonthaw.£‘hb compsny‘ wérknfen are ‘also pining “cribs in; the lake in pnqpsrgtiqn ' for nptivo' opera- tiohi next ..apr-lw for £316 cdnitruction otitu Á The United St,at.e's.cont;im'1ed to lead the world in petroleum producbiono in 1912-‘-h-in.l’acb produced more than all the rest. of the woi'.1d—-and is estimated to hajvie about. maintained t.he“bremend‘- out record of 220,449,391 barrels made- in 1911. The Geological Survey’s c.;st;i.- mate: for 1912 is 220.200,000 »barrels-. The estimated value ot_ the 1912 out- put. however, in much‘ greater thin tihIt;9f1911,. the I150,- 0o0‘,0oo, min» $134,144,752. Mr. Shxtiénbuvg 7du'ringj his Vwife.\s severe ilmess‘ did all in hié power to allévi bet? suffering‘, and she boro‘ her‘ a with rare _patience and —resi2‘Dat.’ion. Her friehdsVi'x‘m1uded all her 'acqua‘int.zi,nce‘s,_ whose‘ sincere ~s;»_“yz'3n-‘~ pushy and unnirixig assistance gain? comfort. thrqugh. many weary hdqrs, and‘ to all ‘who. thus evidenced '.the_’ir deep xjegar the bereaved’ husband and mourning‘ relative’: d'osIz‘:éV to axe pron their ‘1”s_s‘tin‘g;_ and hen-‘stale. up.-, proclltion. «as ‘ M . “ The House Mercham; Marine Com-. micnee received tesnimogy last. week,» about a “shipping combinar.io'n” that controlled the commerce.of the seas with a stronger grasp than tiny‘ agree- ment. which ever exipted b.ebween, the .St;a‘tes. A former sjhippilng agent. de- clared that the British and German lntei°es’ts controlled the ocean, and that the etehmship managers in London were able to direct. the course of their tudo atwill.

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