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SCHUYLER’ COUNTY CHRONICLE, FEBRUARY 27,‘1913. ICHUYLER COUNTY CHRONICLE Cayuga Lake is to have a. Barge Canal ’1‘e,r?tnina1'a.t; _Eas1:*‘Va.r’ick_, for the accomr of Seneca Counpy shippers. The ‘plan is to build 3 solid concrete pier one ‘hundred feet _ in length; for which an appropriation of $6,500- has been made. No buildings have you been provided for, as a com- pletion of the undertaking. ‘ An overproduction of most farm crops last season, is causing slow sales this winter, which in its mildness is also contributing‘ to the wpression in prices. The approach of spring however, re- veals no‘ diminution in fatflh values, and few landowners are contemplating the reducingof their holdings. The soil is the true Wealth pt-o‘ducer‘of this country. » . The Walsh Construction Company, of Davenport, Ia., has the contract for building the turnouts to be used by the New York Central while the pemnent bridge across the Barge Canal is being built at Fox Ridge, It is estimated that the work will cost $1,000,000 and will require two years’ time.——Ol_vde Times. . The town and village of of Canandaigual are now wrestling with the problem as to how to best regulate the level of Canandaigua Lake. The present high water .has caused much damage to property and roads along the lake and sulferers claim that it would have -been averted had the water been allowed to normally‘ to the outlet.- Geneva Advertiser. ~ No decision has been made as to the tie vote in the town of Tioga for‘ the office of Superintendent »of High- ways between George B. Stiles, the Democratic candidate, and E. E. Rider, the Republican candidate. Whether a new election shall be called or whether the Town Board has the power to make the appointment has not been de settled.—Owego Gazette.» Minor Bailey. Qonductcd by ‘John Corbett- Minor Bailey died at Millports, Feb. 16, 1913, aged 78 years. He was a veteran of the Civil War, and a. well regarded citizen. The funeral an the Baptist Church in Millporb, the 19th. was conducted by Rev. W. H..Sobey. He leaves his wife and three children: Mrs, George J. Personius of Johnson Hollow, Mrs. J. B. Palmer and Wake- man Bailey of Millporb; also three brothers, Harvey Bailey of Wedgwood. Lu Bailey of Montour Falls and George Bailey of Elmira, and two sisters, Mrs. Mark Smith of Michigan, and Mrs. Washington Robertson 0!‘ Montour Falls. A Hold Up on 4th Successor to the watkliu Democrat, Established’, 1865. And Old High Priced CHRONICLE. Cut 20 per Cent ~ “-Soonshall the wint3er’s foil be here. ” The ice gathering insur-es.an abund- ant: supr>!y- ’ by the new prices that we are selling at: ' The snow was in the blasts the last Sunday of the month. T -, Easter Sunday is March the 23rd, an _ex‘ceptionally early« date. - ‘A ‘The Cayuga. and Seneca Canal was Vfroien over for“ the. \ time this winter, on February 17th. The red sqpirrels are out in force on every pleasant day -Qf winter, and seemingly enjoy the season. ' 25 lbs. of Gold Medal Flour 35 25 35 25 25 75c ‘ 75c 75c Pi11sbu\ry’s Best - Mrs. Evelyn Sellen Washhurn. Mattie 70c 70c . 65¢ The \ of the log-cabins we_;;e supplied with a. fore-stick and a back-log, between which was piled the fuel for ‘the ! We are apt to think of the cheer about the hearth- sbone in the days of sebblemenb, but it; is rather from the fact. that ~di_st;ance lends enchanmnenb. for few would fore- go the comfort‘ of modern heating appliances ior’the wood of the pasta. .Mrs.. Evelyn Sellen Washburn, a. sister of the lane Alonzo S. Sellen and Anthony H. Sellen of Watkins, died at the home of her sister, Mrs. Eliza.- bebh Campbell of Elkland‘, Pa., Feb- ruary 9, 1913, and the remains were brought. to Glenwood Cemetery for interment: on the 17th. Burdett, Our Best Pastry ‘The ice-works of the rocks of Seneca 5113.5 been less ornate than usual this w‘«inter,to1;11y forming at -intervals and not long continuing. _ The full moon of .February was an inspiring sight, lighting up the dusky lake, but shortly after the sizgnbeamis had faded from the waters, _ Other groceries cheaper than at any other store in town, if you don’t believe it call and see. The deceased was the daughter of Wesley Sellen, and was born in the town of Reading, April 16. 1852. She became the wife of C. H. Washburn in 1885, and their home was in New York City at the time of his death. Of the Seller: Family, long so well-known in this locality, there now remains three sisters: Mrs. Elizabeth Campbell of Elkland, Pa., Mrs. Charles Crandall of Avoca, N. Y.. and Miss Mary Sellen of‘Watkius, N. Y. Yours for business, WICKHAM, . Since the days of settlement there has been a variance between the dwellers at the head of the lakes, and the mill-owners of their outlet waters. The former have more or lessbeen out, in pro_p_ortio_n as the latter have interfered _with the natural level of surface.‘ The true solution of the matter, is to restrain individual interest in its assumed right to control a public utility. . _The highest use of water is for domestic supply, and not only quality but quantity is of‘prizne importance. The hoxnesteads on which are perennial springs. are of more value than others where the water supply is only ob- tained from wells. but there are many places where living could be procured by wells on heights of la.~‘nd, in sufficient quantities to insure a constant flow at the farm buildings. - The saddest thought. of death, is thefact that all that is cherished in thislife is left behind. No matter how strong the hope in the joys of the hereafter. there is a sh:-'in’king' at the thought of leaving all the things of \this-fair earth. Yet life as a. whole is so unsatisfa.ctory, that only happi- ness beyond the grave can compensate one for having borne the heat and burden of the day. ' . Last Saturday Ransom Ousterhout, aged 15 years, son of William Ouster- hout,_ was fatally iniured in the paper mill of John T. Andrews & Sons, at Milo Mills. The boy was working in the place of one of the regular em- ployees. In attempting to crawl under a. revolving shaft, his clothing‘ caught and he was drawn around the shaft and terribly mangled before he could be released. One arm was torn away fromthe body.-—Penn Yan Democrat. During the early hours of Monday morning, February 10th, the thermom- eter registered ten degrees below zero, the coldest weather experienced here this‘ winter. This record was taken at the Experiment Station. In the down town district it was about degrees below. On this same date February 10th, 1912, M8 o’clock a. m , it was ten degrees below zero with the wind in the west“, The direction of the wind on Monday last was the same and during the early hours of the day shifted to the south and broke up the thin layer of ice which had formed on this end of the _1ake.—Geneva Advertiser-Gazette. Prof. J. L. Stone of thelSt.at'.'e College of Agriculture at Cornell University will speak on Bean Culture at. Schuy- ler Grange Hall, this Thursday even-- ing‘, February 27th. ' The Chronicle is in receipt. of a booklet. setting‘ forth the delights of Orlando, Florida, through the courtesy of Dr, B. '1‘. Smelzez-‘ot Albany, who is now on a trip so the South. ' 1 Fourth Street, Watkins, N. Y. EIEE Hrs. Byron 11. Fountain. / Mrs. Byron H. Fountain died Satur- day, February 22, 1913, at 9 a. m., at 2. Rochester Hospital, in which she had submitted to a surgical operation. The remains were brought back to Watkins. and the funeral services were conducted at the M. E. Church on Tuesday forenoon. Rev. P. J. Williams o and the burial was in Glen- wood. ‘ Mrs.‘ Founta.in’s maiden name was Emma But-ling, and she was in the Á year of her age. She became the Wife of Mr. Fountain some thirty- years ago, and besides him she is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Birdsalol Carpenter of this village, and Mrs. Owen EL Wilbur of Dix, together with several nephews and nieces and other relatives. She will be mourned by these and many friends, for she was a woman of most estimable char- acter, and ever willing in all ways to extend cheer and comfort to others. When you think of them think of ' The trimming of vineyards is gen- erally in pgogress, the grape growers having found. the open winter a. favor- able one for the p‘re1i«minar-y operations that precede the vintage time. ‘ S : Style, vComfort ' g and Service. M. B. HUGHEY, é [IE E] _ John and David Maxwell received a telegram on Tuesday, February 25th, announcing‘ the‘ death of their sister, Miss Ella Maxwell. in Akron, 0. The remains will .'be interred an Blossburg, Pa. - The State Civil Service Commission will hold exatiminabions on March 22, 1913, for positions in she Staaté, County and village service,_ for which applicar tion bianksngust b9A, be,f,0r9 March 14th. ” The Shoe Man, Watkins, N. Y. %@\@O« gs The annual meeting of the Woman’s Baptist Missionary Circle will be held at the Watkins Baptist Church parlors on Tuesday forenoon, March 4th, axgd the program will be in charge of Mrs. S.E[.Pa.ltner. Change of Residence. Mr. and Mrs. T. G. Dallman are to remove to Elmira. this Week, and their future address will be 901 Penn- sylvania Avenue. They have - sold their house in Watkins to_G§Q!‘g§. .13. Wait, giving possession this Thursday. February 27th. It is the intention to build a house in Elmira, on some lots they already own in the southwestern part of the city. The Schuyler County streams that in olden days were utilized for water power, may yet become sources of revenue to this. locality. Before the time of improved electric transmission, the importance of water power was con to, the vicinity where it was generated, but it has now become a public utility in which the individual citizen and the people at large are mutually concerned. and CO UGH 12111:. R. TH9-_.Cotmic§~ The annual meeting of the Watkins Civic Improvement Society will be held at the home of Mrs. George E. King, Saturday, March 1st, at 3 p. m. By order of the Secretary, Mrs. D. A.‘ Sterling. - There is nothing more unsightly in the streets of a. village than its tele- graph and telephone poles, and every paved street at least should be provid- ed with a cond in which all wires possible should be placed. The Bay View Reading Circle will’ meet on Wednesday, March 5th, with Miss La Dow: Leaders: Book, Mrs. Weller; Magazine, Mrs. Bunn; Poem. Mrs. King. The meeting. of March 12th, will be with Mrs. Cowing. John R. McCormick, Editor of the Dundee Observer, who died at the Geneva’ Hosfaital, February 12, 1913‘, was buried on Friday, and the funeral held at the Dundee M. E. Church, was one of the largest ever held in that village. Mr. Mc Cormick was born in Illinois, Jan. 15, 1863. At nineteen years of age he went to Brooking, Dakota, where he became editor of the White Enterprise. Subsequently he was con- nected with nexvspapers in the Middle West, and in this State. Three years ago be located in Dundee. managing- the Observer one year, and then pur- chasing it of Eugene Vreeland. April 11, 1889, he married Miss Nellie Mc- Kinney at Peoria, III.. who survives him. with their two daughters, Misses Verona and Dora. He also leaves two sisters and three brothers. located in various places of the West. He was atnan of talent and enterprise. and all his acquaintances were his friends. The removal of, Mr. and Mrs. Dali- man from Watkins is regretted by many friends, who may yet in time welcome them back to this village. Mrs. Dallman was formerly Mrs. Jacob Mills, and has always lived in this locality. Mr. Dallman has resided in Watkins 13. year, and previous to that time was in Elmira for seventeen years. He was a resident of Tioga County, Pa... before locating in that city, but his original home was in Syracuse. and while there he went as a soldier of the Union to the Civil War. T110111 pso11’s Pharmacy The published report that 0. Gordon Reel, State Superintendent of High- ways in a recent hearing at Albany, favored the abolishment of the office of County Superintendent, is erroneous. On the contrary, Superintendent Reel vigorously opposed the proposition and argued that the powers of County Superintendents should be extended. He will oppose to the end any plan to abolish this important ol Mail orders promptly by Parcel Post. ‘ €- § Another 10c Glass Sale * The mission meeting at the store of Samuel Rolinson at 3 p. m. on Sunday afternoon, was attended by about forty, and much interest was manifested. Several signed the pledge, and evi- denced an intention of leading a ‘better life. President; Joseph A. Serena of Keuka College, has announced that by the terms of the will. of George Hadley Remer, whose death occurred in the town of Benton several weeks ago, that the William T. Remer farm, con- taining 158 acres in the town of Benton, one of the best farms in this section, had been left to Keuka. College, with the expressed desire that it be devoted to the establishment of an agricultural co11eg'e.-—Yates County Chronicle. Indian Medicine Man. John Griffin, an Indian Medicine Man, was found dead at the home of his daughter Mrs. Lena Shanks. of Rochester, on the morning of February 23. 1913. Death evidently had result- ed from escaping gas, a jet having been but partially turned oif evidently by accident. _ Web-Byah-Seha was Gri real name, for he was a full blooded Indian. and until a few years ago lived on the Reservation at Tonawanda, where he was much esteemed because of his knowledge of medicine. He did not practice any of the Pagan rites, for he was a. devout Christian, and had been ordained a Deacon in the Baptist Church so that he might preach to his people. He was married three times and leaves 139 descendants, 100 of whom are grandchildren: Although nearing the century mark. be carried his six feet of height erectly, and his eyesight and hearing were unimpaired. Commencing Saturday, Farmers’ Institute Programs. we place on sale some very pretty The marriage of Miss Caroline Lorena Drake, daughter of Rev. and Mrs. C. E. Drake, and Mr. George Gillespie, is an event. soon to take place, and after April 1st, they will be at; home an Beulgh Place, the resi- dence of Rev. Drake. Following are the programs for the three farmers’ institutes to be held in this county next week: Beaver Dams Monday, March 3d (Dil- more Hall). Morning session, 10:(l0-- Opening remarks by Conductor D. P. Witter; Fertility, (21) lime, (b) humus, J. G. Curtis, of Rochester; Potatoes, Mr. Witter. Afternoon, 1;30—-Qkiestion box; Dairy Problems, l\Ir. Witter; Tree and Bush Fruits, Wm. Hotaling, Kin- dorhook. Evening session———Question box; recitation, Fay Chase; Poultry, Mr. Hotaling; recitation, Mrs. J. D. Iiloore; System in the Home, Mrs. D. A. Jones, Worcester. Music will be fur- nished by the grange. Dennis Schuyler is the local corrcspponllent. Moreland, Tuesday, March 4th (Grange Hall). Morning session, 10 o’clock—- Opening remarks by William Hotaling; Crop Rotation and Tillage, Conductor D. P. Witter; Alfalfa, J. G. Curtis. Af- ternoon, ,1:30-Question ‘box; Swine Growing in New York State, Mr. Curtis; Feeding Problems, Mr. VVitter. Even- ing, 7:30'-—‘Q.'uestion box; Small Fruits, Mr. Hotaling; Sanitation, Heating and Ventilation‘, Mrs, _D. A. Jones. A. VV. Russell is the local correspondent. Reading .Ce.nter, Wednesday, March 5th- (Grangej Hell)-. Morning session, 10 o'clock-—-Opening remarks, Mr. Wit- ter; _C-over Crops, Wm. Ilotaling; Al-. falfa-, Mr‘; Witter.\ Afternoon,_1:30«-—— Question box; Breeding and. Rearing Animals, Mr. Witter; Tree a-n(l__Bush Fruits, Mr. Hota.ling,. Evening, 7:30- Question box; Poultry, Mr. Hotaling; The Ideal Horne, Mrs. D. A. Jones. Mu- sic and recitati_ons will be furnislled by home talent. E. K. Smith is local cor- respoxidlent. ‘ _ _ pieces of Glass, highly colored and We also have some\of the clear Glass and Enamelware left at the low price of IO cents each. The Geneva Times notes that a curious ice formation exists along the Lake Road at the foot of Seneca Lake. The retaining wall the grass strip and the trunks of the willow trees _are covered with a coating of ice about six inches thick. The high wind drove the spray from the waves over the wall and the intense cold converted the water to’ ice wherever it struck. The result was a mantle of ice that is similar to the formations in winter at Niagara Falls. _ The Junior Republic at Freevilie which, with its many: b.u’i1dings, has become an, interesting community all by itself, had a very attractive exhibit for Farmers’ Week at the -University College of Agricu1,tur’e‘. .Specimens of manual work:-carfpienbry, blacksmith- ing, printing, plunivbingy-dairying, bak- ing.-,:1aundryingiand.ot.her \arts of in- dustry tau-ght there and practiced by the young citi‘zen$:“'Were ‘on’ display and favorably commented up'on'by the numerous v.isitors.—-The Itha.ca‘n.~ There are lots on the streets of every village, on which are standiri g vacant. \dilapidated buildings, that. if removed would render the property of more value than in present; condition. Most owners realize -this fact. yet from some cause allow the ruins to remain. L. H. DURLAND, SON 8c Co. Watkins, New York. Eye is net‘; so extensively grown in this section‘ as it was a. few years ago, though't/he prices for grain and straw remain remunerative. Rye has near- 1] disappeared from the export; wade. Oniy 5,000 bushefs were shipped abroad in \1912; against. 2,500,000 bushels in 1908. O VQQICIQ/GO Strung Foundation Means a Goon Structure! The Brick Paving.- The brick pavingfor Franklin Street is causing some .cou‘sideration on a question that was» not thought would arise, and 9. mass meeting is to be held in the Watkins Opera House this Thursday evening, to decide the mat- ter. The Trustees call the taxpayers together, for the purpose of ascertain- ingpublio sentiment, and a. thorough discussion of the conditions that con- front‘. the citizens is expected to ensue. Watkins has its Fourth Street pave- ment of buff bric_k, and now the ‘ques- tion isvas to the colon of the brick to be used in the paving of Franklin Stre’et~‘. It is unfortunate that the question has arisen, \but nevertheless; to pave with ‘red Brick on Franklin istreet will cost the village about $2.000 less than to pave Wit-h ‘buff brick. In olden times. people used to paint. the front of ..their houses white, and theback end of the structure red. Watkins, it Franklin Street» is paved with red brick, will; bevisomjewhat like ea-house, with‘ its imain structure red, and a. wing o!“huif' co1or—and there will be no‘-repainting: £91: all time. Mr. a.nd*Mrs. F. W. Hurley are now residents of. Elmira, at. 717 Park Place. Mrs. Hurléy is to have a. position as sales lady in the millinery department at Teppers, formerly the Doolibtie es-. tgblishmenh. Mr’. Hurley has several positions in ‘view, but.‘ has not yet; fully decided as to acc'e‘pt;ance~. The directors and o of .a bank are its foundation. If they are good conservative business men, the result is a firm, safe bank. The officers and directors of _, The Glen National Bank Astandard» make of grape basket. is being considered by the growers of tlie Chautauqua Dis‘bf.i,ct2,». and no doubt such action wpuld be _sa;I5i’sfacl:ory' ‘to the vineyardisbs of Lakes‘ Keuka and Canandaig-ua, as is certainly would to the consumers who expect; a. similar \wei'g_I‘1t«of package at a. uniform‘ pt-ice. are successful men whom you know. The following list speaks for itself. ’ 'L‘he construction ofnhe Barge Ca‘n‘a1 will ».necessiLa{t'e '3. change of location’ for Tr.i23i‘by Church edi and the Mynderse Library’ bui“Iding'.. Just ‘where .t;.beir.'ne'w— ]o'cat:ions,, will jbé is yet-. a matte ‘or grave doubt, though ;.be- probabilities-.ax4e that‘ the new‘ =church building‘ will. be , in Cayuga Street... The Library ‘people’ ',hajv‘e~ not yet upon‘ 9; location. 'Their“”p11‘r- pose, evidently, is.to.€teeure. a . central. location and thus popularize ‘the in- stitut.i.on.o , There is no hurry in either ‘case, because it. will he 3 long mime before the necessity of a. change is apparenn:——Seneca Falls Reveille. ». i, . 1 a, DIRECTORS :—-Geo. J. Magee, H011. Daniel Beach, VVn‘1,. E..I:eF John B.,1VIacreery,_]a;1nes K.-K-iTnLg', T. W. Anarney, Warren W. Clute, A. S. Stothoff, John A. Clpte, ahd O,‘H.B,udd. ' _ ' ‘ ‘ ‘ - Card of Thanks. Mr. and Mrs. David Baldwin‘ wish [go thank their neighbors and friends, i'nc1uding< vmembers 0fT Sp. Ma:-y’s Church, for» their many kindnesses duringfbbeir recentg bereaveménb, and also‘ for the beautiful contribue tions, especially. from the employees of the Watk-ins.Sa.lt. Company. There: were no Town Meetings held‘ in Yates County on 'l1uesda,y,. February 25, 1\91'3 on which they have‘ heir.eLofore;[be_en held since its‘ fdnt_na.\- tion. ‘Supreme Colirt Justice Gladding 1_‘ecenbIyTrende,re<1‘~a decision sustaining the'a.ct.'ion ofVt.he’Bo a.t‘*d or Superviisors in Obsego County, inchanging the time at the Town Meebities from spring‘ to the November, Election. OFFICERS WM. E. LEFFINGWELL, . President. T. W. MCANARNEY, Watkins 21.‘ I. Chiirch. Vice President. WM. M. Kmr, Cash_i_er. CHARLES R. WATKINS, Vice Pres, _ H. WIXSON, Assistani Cashier. ' The Pastor will preach ‘niext Sabbath .e‘ven,ing‘ on‘ L\\.1,‘he Closing Scenes in the. Life of Jacob.\’_ That Epworth League will‘ be‘ led by ‘Madeline Smith. Class meeting every Tuesday evening; Prayer service every Thursday evening.

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