VOL XX. 'Here Shal^ the Press the People's Bights Maintain, Unawed by Influence and Unbribed by Gain.\ MALONE, N. Y., WEDNESDAY? JANUARY, 17. 1900. NO. 3. Sure CUB*® for Colds Wiien the children get their feet wet end take cold give them a hot foot bath, a i>owl of hot drink, a dose of Ayer's Cherry Pectoral, and put them to bedl The chances are they will be all right in the morning. Con- tra*-^tfeer€&CTy^eeter&HHfer- days, until all cough has dis- appeared. Old coughs are also cured; 'we mean the coughs of bron- chitis, weak throats and irritable Jungs*.... Even the hard .coughs of consumption are always made easy and frequently cured by the continued use of Cherry pectoral Every doctor knows that wild cherry bark is the best remedy known to medical science for soothing and healing inflamed throats and lungs. Put one of Dr. Ayer's Cherry Pectoral Plasters over your lungs The Bent Modtemt ve some of the most entf- ans in the United State*, rtunities and kmg experi- ly 8t them for eiviiig yov. ee. Write freely all the We now have nent piaysicians Unusual opportu ence eminently 8 saediCA! adviee. y particulars in roar case. Address, Dr. 3. C. ATER, Low*!!, AS LUNGS NATURALLY WEAK, Laags sore or weakened -by the grip, or by pn< monia or successive colds, and throats raw or Samed from colds and eoughiBg. need the balmy soothing and healing influence ef TOLUIA EMULSION. It is prrand for the children, it is grand for < the grown folks. It is very palatable, and as harm- less as honey. A bottle of this fine preparation has often saved a child's life by obviating the conditions leading to croup and diphtheria, while for adults it is a great protector against Asthma. Bronchitis. Pneumonia and Consumption. Even where the latter diseases are chronic TOJLl'I A mmv L.SION will give more of relief and com- fort than any other-remedy. It is guaranteed to give benefit or your money jis returned for -the asking. €. W. HYDE, Druggist, MALONE, N. Y. Call and See Is. Everybody Welcome. FIVE AND TEN CENT STORE With a higher grade of Goods < have opened in Hayes' Block, East Main Street, With an almost endless varity of Bam are, Clsiaa, : taketpisg Coeds, ' Granite and Tinware. Ribbons, Hosiery, Handkerchief*, Collars, Ladles' Toilet Articles, Fancy Goods, In great profusion. New Goods tailing Daily. No Trouble to Sbow tioods. Always on hand, at Mrs. %, M. Lightly'* Pearl St. Telephone No. 16 2. TOTICB.—PURSUANT TO AN ORDER OP I Hon. Samuel A. Betnau, Surrogate of the . _ unty of Franklin, and according to the statute to such case made and provided, notice is hereby parne, with the vouchers thereof, to the undei signed, at Gordon H. Main's law office in Ma- lone, In said county, on or before the 1st day of Aturust nest. Dated January 15th, 1900. SMITH H. MARCH, Executor. fioauoN H, MAIN, -•-.-.--.•- - Attorney for Executor. 3w2T THIS WINTE R CAMP. The walls.of lojr arr thiek and stout; The rugsred hearth is wide ttnrt gray; The roof will keej. the cold winds out - The fire will chase the frosts away: While we take comfort tnerrilee. And spin hrare yarn* above the tea, Laeobie tells of caribou And long, gray wolves, in Labrador: And Stanley siiigs the red canoe: And Dk-k expounds his Mieraae lore: While I talk glibly as I can. With one eye on the fryiiia-f-an. We talk of deeds in field and wood. f>f fir-clad hills and miles of spruce- The alder-swamp's gray solitude- The trampled shejter of the moo?e: And when the hjicoti is fried broft-n We let the conversation down. Oxir i?no\wsnoe5 j?ta7id» sirRiust the \wall-\ TSey-Sgeffgpod rest. forTSevTiafelrmje\\ *~ -•Down fore?t trails; whepeishy fre&sts cail=~- —\ A sriam journey since the dawn. I wonder if they ever tire <And want to lounge abonktheJlneJi What matter!? it tho' winds blow eMU And foot the drifts about our door. WbVb we have fire-light,' and jjqod will\' And bear-skins strewn apon the floor. * And bacon, and a pot of tea To jmske the time go mcrriles? v —Theodore Soberts, in Outing. RAILBOAD S IN TOE AOiROK- BACKS, Cham plain valley has been the scene of some nportant moves on the railway checker-board rithin the last few months, and it will not be surprising if the northeastern slope%f the great .Adirondack wilderness would soon be the scene of some more changes in the present rail««ay sit- uation. The recent clash between the Rutland people and the Central Vermont, shows how is the struggle to get the shortest and best route from Canada and the -West to ?»ew York and:$ew England points. Ever since Br-v Webb.with marvelous foresight, built the railroad from- Utica to Montreal, run- ning through the very heart of the Adirondacks, there has been a desire npbn the part of certain opposing interests to-build a* line between the old \ Hurd road,\ built by John Hurd, and run- sine from Moira, on the O. A L. O. to Tupper Lake on the A. & St. L., and the road which ends tt North Creek, in Warren county. North Creek s only 20 miles north'of WaiTensburgh. the home >f Congressman l- L<3u\ Emerson. A strip of road running: from Ottawa to a point a few miles aw Cornwall on the St. Lawrence has already n built and a bridge to connect that strip \of d with the strip running up to Moira was nmenoed nearly two years ago. but a terrible accident, caused by the undermining of one of stone piers, has retarded the work. . But when the bridge is completed, the projeetors'of this lice of railroad will then be far short of ac- complishing, what they set out to do, namely, to build another through line through the heart of the Adirondaoks, for they ca»not get through the State e preserve. They have carried their case from thfe court of appeals of this State, where it was decided against them, to the United States supreme court, but well informed men see littie nope of their getting a favorable decision. Then the question will be, \whatshall we do?\ Too much money has been spent to abandon the scheme entirely and tue road could not possibly be made to^pay in its-present state. Where can they get an outlet i Ftom Saata Clara on the 2?«w York &, Ott to Loon Lake on the Chatearigay is only a short distance—say M miles—through a country that- is almost dead level. There is•, already a strip of railroad running from a point called Tekena on the A. & St. L. near Loon Lake westward into the woods toward Santa Clara. It is used in bringing out lumber and pulp wood, and taking in supplies to the lumber camps in the vicinity. It is rumored that William G. Rockefeller, who owns a game preserve of some 60,000 acres in thi vicinity, has 15.000 cords of pulp wood ready to be hauled out to market and that the Chateaugay railroad people are trying to get permission to erect a trestle bridge over the Adirondack <fe St. Lawrence railway at Tekena, near Loon Lake station, so that they can connect their road with the little spur running back into the woods by laying a third rail and thus be able to bring the pulp wood down over the Ckateaugay road with- in 15miles\of the New York & Ottawa, and it is not at ail impossible that the latter road may see its way clear to build a spur to meet them, and, by laying a third rail along the Chateaugay road connect with the I). & H. line at Plattsburgh. The traveler could then reach the big Adiron- dack hotels without change of cars over the D. & H. aad Shateaugay roads.and pulp wood could be brought down to the big pulp mills at Platts- burgh. Fort Edward, Glens Fails and other places without breaking bulk. The Malone and Plattsburgh papers have recently published stories to the effect that the D. & H, intended to build a hotel on Upper Chateaugay Lake that would riyar-Botel Champlain, and that President Clement, of \the fiatland road, intended to make Chateaugay' Chastn, oil the O. & L. C. road, a great summer resort. There are few prettier lakes in the Adirondack!* than Upper ehateaugay and Chateaugay Chasm, on the O. & L, €. road, by the expenditure of a few thousand dollars, would make an ideal summer resort. But for the present these stories above mentioned must be labelled, \important if true.\ They will be- come realities,'as they say^ along the Saram river, \ when Turner's logs come down in tb,e spring,\ which is another way of saying that they are apt to eome after considerable delay.— Plattsburgh Cor. Burlington Free Press. Beware of Ointments tor Catarrh tha t Contain Mercury. as mercury will surely destroy the sense of smell and completely derange the whole system when entering it through the mucous surfaces. Such articles should never be used except on prescrip- tions from reputable physicians, as the damage they will do is ten fold to the good you cat pos- sibly derive from them. Hall's Catarrir Cure, manufactured by F. J. Cheney & Co., Toledo, O., contains no mercury, and Is taken, internally, acting directly upon the blood and mucous sur- faces of the system^ In buying Hall's Catarrh Cure be sure you gw the genuine. It is taken internally, and made in Toledo, Ohio, by F, J. Cheney <fc Co. Testimonials free. Sold by Druggists, price 76c. per bottle. Hall's Family Pills are the best. TO MAKE HENS LAY There is nothing so sr$6d as a package of Ground Bone manufactured by C. W. Nicholson Sc Co. It caT\ bfe secured at Ren\nie*s Market, or in quMes oan be made at Nicholson's Fruit Store. STKAIfl GROUND BONE for Fertihzei is among; the best on the market. Orders should NICHOLSON Sc CO.« itllne, &* *•-- is among the best < be placed early. Working Jailbirds Sueceeefully. j Speaking ot working jail prisoners a [ Canton dispatcb says:—''The vicinity of\ 1 he jail is a rather busy place these days. The village authorities have awakened to ] the fact that they bave li~great big con- tract OB their hands to furnish stone for the prisoners, arid are trying to fill it For some time tbey jnst about kept the stone shed supplied, bat in this climate sbow storms are freqaent,, and it isn't the policy of tbe county to. bave the prisoners stop work tbets because out of material. Already some 15 or 16 cords of the very finest possible road rrmterm^lie. in a big pile jn«t outside the shed, and the pile is growing every day. A visit to t-he interior of the building showed some 15 men busi- ly at work, with but a single gtiard. Two or three take the stone ami with vy^BamnaeTg^cPSefc teem tbe size Of a man's fist and a little larger^ and then these pieces are wheeled to the sides of the shed, where sit a row of men, h with a pfeE^—partltioa soffit three feet high between him and bis neighbor, and inside the spac& allotted, to him -each man sits on a rough stool and with a small hammer, piece by piece, cracks^ up to a size suitable for road making the stone bought, to him, and which, as al- ready indicated, has been broken to a con* enient size for handling. The building 3 warmed somewhat by a single stove, and while the man who exercises will be warm enough, £be temperature would tQt be exactly agreeable to a confirmed shirk. Every one who has actually in- spected the work being done is loud in his praise of the system and its operation.\ Jefferson county has just inaugurated a, plan of working the prisoners in the jail, but tbere are only 15 there all told, and many of these are simply held for tbe grand jury and cannot, on that account, be worked. They are now kept basy shoveling snow around the county prem- ises and from the roofs of the county buildings, and, as soou as the weather*! will permit, they will go to breaking stone in the Watertown City quarry. To the surprise of the sheriff they take hold of the work with evident enjoyment. No steps have been taken'jfc yet toward working the prisoners in Frlfeklm county jail. The building is being thoroughly renovated and the sheriff's family bave not been able to nWve ifc. Frozen to Deatli in St. Lawrence County. Peter Bebee, a man about 60 years of age, who lives about six milesjoutof Rens- selaer Falls, was found frozen to death just.outside the Tillage limits on Friday morning last. It is supposed that he started to walk to thr home of his daugh- ter in the village Thursday eveniiJg, and becoming exhausted, coald~go no further. The storm in t&at section was quits se- vere and took the form of a blizzard. When F. F. Barter, a son-in-law of the deceased,was on kis way toRensselaer the next morning he noticed, something along- side of the road. Giving it a push he discovered it to be the form of a man on his hands and knees, frozen stiff. Mov- ing it around he was astonished to find it was his father-in-law. Mr. Bebee mnst have made a heroic struggle to reach his daughter's borne, crawling on his hands and knees as. a last resort. When found he was wittin a few feet of the house, in fact on her grounds. He leaves a wife and larg» family. \Remember the Maine' 1 ' the only snr- vivor of the scores of Spanish-American war plays which were launched last sea- son, will appear at the Opera House, Fri- day, Jan. 19. _ The play ls,*-cot new to theatre goers, as it was presented in all the large cities last season, and scored heavily with lovers of tjhrilling melo- drama. In the battle scene in \Remem- ber The Maine \ the war sh>ips of the op- posing nations indulge in a. spirited bat tie of ten minutes duration,\.firing broad- sides, shots from tbe big deck guns, and a continuous stream of fire from the tur- rets. Rapid fire guns, loosing a thousand shots a minute, are used on the decks of the war vessels. Other effective scenes are the arrival of the Maine in Havana harbor, the explosion of the Maine, as seen from the deck of the City of Wash- ington, Oorregidor and Cavite forts, and a view of Havana harbor by moonlight. The company that will visit Malone is identically the same one that played a return engagement last week in New York city and Manager Putnam is to be congratulated upon securing so excellent an attraction. .? , Military MAfters. Privates Murray and Lavarnway. have been appointed corporals. Rifle practice continues and is stimu- lated by the prise offered for the best qualifying score at all ranges. The drill this week Thursday night will consist of the ceremony of ''Guard Mount,\ followed by the physical exer- cise \Butts' Manual.' 1 The entire com- pany Will take part in Guard Mount and all the.details as in the field will be car- ried but. jDapt. Millet will act as Officer of the Day, Lieats. Smallman and Dalpbin, Officers of the Guard andXieut, Hale, as Adjutant. w -F. J. Se»ver T »f --Albany-, was in town o-er Sunday. R. H. McJntyre, of Saranae Lake, was in town on Tuesday. Miss Hazel spentr some days with friends in Masspna recently. Flo¥d Selkirk, ot Duane, i« attending the business college at Rochester. Mis~ ADna liobinson returned to her boarding school in New York Monday evenioy. Lawyer Jo«iah Ide and Hiram N- Brown, of Fort Covington, were in town Saturday. \Mrs. W. S..IMckjnson has gone tfllXfiw. York to spend the winter with her son, ^ E Dickinson. , - Mrs. Lillian Brand has returned from OUR NEIGHBORS. : Co. for a new iron bridge, to cost $4,500. x This agreement includes the removal of ^ \tk^ron bridge -crralog the rtwWTaain for or9te gfructare, and patting rh« old [bridge across the stream beyoud Blue S Mi Tb N h be held Jan Mst, Feb. 1st and 2nd is always a most interesting oocasiou horsemen. [g y Bue Tbe merchants of St. Regis Falls are S Mountain. Tbe News says that nioe- closing their stores? at 7 P. M.. Jby agree-1 tenths of the taxp&yjers were opposed A Card. I, the undersigned, do hereby agree to refund the money on a 50 cent bottle of Greene's Warranted Syrup*of Tar If it fails to care your cough or cold, i also guarantee a 25-cent bottle tb prove satis- factory of money refunded. • Arcbie V. Greene, Burke. 48w27 Alfred Thibadean, a French-Cauadian, whose home was in Quebec, was accident- ally killed while falling trees in the woods about seven miles from. Nehasane last week Monday. - * To Core I*a. cfrijppe 1B TWO Days . Take LiXATtVR BROMO Qtrcsrss TABMETS. AD druggists refund tbe money if it faUs to «ire. ATtVB BBOMO %£ClKrNS XAB6«\ refund tbe money it it falls t re's signature one very box. 2 to % 25c. Royal Brand's pension is $4 per month from July 10, ISDO^fd p^monjfc^rom Mar. 2, I8»5 and^RTper month from October 19, 1898, instead of as announced last week. ment for the remainder of the winter. Malone should foHow suit. Saranae Lake is agitating the question of free mail delivery. A petition is being irculated, and, should it be the general iskv^teps will at ouce be taken to inaug- urate the system. .- - ' It is stated that a big powder mill for :he manufacture of smokeless powder, he ftasF ofessional nurseT is now a pr She is located in Burke. Wv txmvBtje?¥hm. Affatffs ahef ' j. H. Sabonrin have gone to Albany to at- tend an agricultural society meeting. Fred M. Snow and bride, of Nashua, N. H,, spent one day last week with Mr. aud Mrs. F. H. Lytnan. of Whippleville. Chief Game Protector J. Warren Pond, of Albany, was in Malone Saturday last on businesstf>ertaimng to his department. Mrs. W. L. Collins has gone to Xorth Adams, Mass., to visit her daughters, Mrs. Murray X. Sanford and Miss Ber- cette Collins. Mr. and Mrs. I. L, Foote have been visiting friends at Addison, Vt., the past week, and attended tbe golden wedding of Mr. and Mrs. Silas W. Elmer. John Hurd, at one time an extensive railroad buiider and lumberman in this county, now living at Long Island, was in town last wee'FSn legal business. Miss Madge Miller, who has been teaching in the schools at Dftnnemora, 1B spending a few days here and will spend the balance of the winter at Tupper Lake. Mrs. Carrie Arnold Wilson, of Chicopee Falls, Mass., is the guest of her mother for a few weeks. She has many friends in Malone to welcome her home for a good visit. S. C. Dudey made a business trip to Watertown last week, where his son is carrying on a branch office in connection with Mr. Dudey's extensive scrap iron business. » Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Lawrence, aad niece, Miss Alice Hyde, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Barney, of Albu- querque!, X. M-, have sailed for Honsialu on a pleasure trip. Mrs. M. Levy was given a surprise by a Bumber of her friends last Tuesdey even iag. Mr. and Mrs. Levy have a delight- ful home and always take pleasure in en- tertaining their friends. Father Blanchard, with his uncle, Father Psulin, left Malone January 16th for Florida and Guba, where they will sojourn three months. \They will be back for Palm Sunday. Mr. V. W. Boyden, who has been bag- gagemaster at the O v & L. C. station here for a few weeks, has resigned his position and will return to his Lome at Brattleboro, Vt. Rev. €>. M. Kelley, formerly of Con- stable, and'now located at St. Rigfs Falls, was a visitor in Malone Ias-t week, and also Rev. E. F. Felton, now at Tupper Lake, and formerly of Burke. Mrs. S. Greeno and nephew, Lennie Andrus, left for the metropolis on Toes- day evening to remain during the winter. Mr. Andrus will go from there to New Orleans to attend the Mardi Gras. Wilson E. Pearl has left the position he, has occupied- with— Mr,— Putnam -for Borne time and gone to Boston, Mass., where he expects to study music and pre- pare to teach the banjo, mandolin aud guitar. Henry B. Smith, of Cbateaugay, is on his way to California with a carload of Ayrshire cows recently purchased from his father by the State Ayrshire Associa- tion of Californfa. He expects to remain in the West until spring. Deputy Great Com: C'. W. Pearl went to Elieniurgh Center Thursday to jnstal the officers of Olympia Tent, No. 354, Knights of the Maccabees, of that place He will remain a few days to assist them in recruiting new members. The venerable Harrison Freeman, of Westville, one of the best-known and well-to-do farmers of that town, is in very poor health. Mr. Freeman has always helo* the high esteem of all who knew him, and the news of his ill health will be learned with regret. EX F. Rowley has engaged tke services of Mr, Alfred F. Griswold, late with A W. Stickney. Mr. Griswold is a graduate of the Albany College of Pharmacy, from which institution he graduated with fcon*or. He is also a licensed pharmacist and has had several years practical ex perience. . L. Allen is spending a few days at Clinton, N. Y., visiting Hamilton college, of which he is a graduate.\ He will also visit hia brothers in New York before his return. - Mr. Allen is now in Albany to take his examination for admission to the bar. G. H. Molbolland also takes the law examination there this week. James Wright has been in Malone, visiting his sister, Mrs. dames Houston. Twenty-five years ago Mr, Wright came here from Ireland, and some 16 years ago went to Montana and engaged is cattle ranching, and in time became very pros- perous. Mr. Wright, wife and two chil- dren left here tke latter part of last week to sail for Ireland^ where te jgjea Xo Jriait the scenes of his childhood and once again meet tbe relatives and friends of bin jounger days. the unnecessary expenditure at this time The town already owes f2,3O0 for a bridge which is not yet in place. William Sharcrose, of Watertown. while driving logs in tbe woodn near Fine last week, was killed. The team ran away and plunged over a precipice, the lo«s falling on Sharcro^e and crushing him. The team was also rendered u^e- j less. Tbe Watertown Standard prints an 'ants to locate at Swan ton that will <*m-]jtem regarding the death of lQXSQghftnds Tiife,gApitaIiaJtalM fur- j .say ing that hfa lfftJmo nished largely by Canadians. Neilson, the fancy skater, to take part in tbe ice carnival at Saranae g. of it- Lake, and also Mies CnnTmTnlproT\ Min- neapolis will appear in figure and fancy ekfttmg;- The tee tor feres© w itt be started- in a week or so. At the annual meeting of the Adiron- dack National Bank the following direc- tors were elected for the ensuing year: Richard H. Mclntyre, Jos. Merkle, Wm. ~. Leonard, Wm. Minshull, A., L. Dojn- | and has made stenuous efforts.to find .... expected | 5lf tbe re P° r t * s true - T D e theory is that \ I Sharcrose had the report circulated for the » of delving his wif<* *pd fooling aldson and George W. Crooks. Tbe Rossie iron mines are no^ out seven carloads a day of pure magnetic iron ore. The ore is first ground into fine sand and the iron separated from it by an electric belt, from which the fine particles are brushed and stored for shipment. Congressman Emerson has introduced the following bills in the House of Repre- sentatives: For the relief of Silas Par- ling; for the relief of Fannie E, Robert- son; to remove the charge of desertion from the record of William H. Cotfaron. Jdeob C. Rosentb&lj a- newsboy on the D. & H. R. R., has commenced an action for $10,000 damages against Patrick Gil; more, a wealthy citizen of Ellenborgh. Last summer Giimore was robbed of $170 while riding on the train and accused Rosentbal of the theft. He was arrested, but tbe charge WAS not proven. A new factory is to be erected In Cartilage for the manufacture of wood and paper plates, oyster pails, ice cream holders and paper novelties. The mill and equipment will cost f2OG,O00 and 300 hands will be employed. John R. Cobaroj is prime mover in the enterprise, i^ast\ week the Ogdensburg Roller Mills Co, was iBCorpasafea* with a capital of $35,000 to manafacture flour. An immense pile of coal at the derrick of the Geo. Hall Coal Co.,in Ogtlensbwrg, took fire in soige way, and a large force of workmen was required to open a pass- age to the center of the pile to put it out. The pile represented 16,000 tons. Water was at first thrown upon the heap but it did no good. At the center of the pile was a core of mouldering coal massed to- gether, which bad become coke. *-;% A new Council of the Knights of Colum- bus, a Catholic society, was instituted at Chateaugay last Sunday with imposing ceremonies, thexe being about 250 Knights present, coming from Ogdsnsburg, Pots- dam-, Malone and Pittsburgh. The visit- ing Knights were royally entertained by tbeir brethren in Cnateaagay and were given a splfe&did banquet in Cant weir's Hall. \The new Council starts off witb fifty charter members. , Tfae appeilatV division of the supreme, court has handed down a decision in favoi of the plaintiff id the matter of tbe town of Plattsburgh against Andrew Williams, county treasurer, reversing the judgment of the lower court. Thih is an action to restrain the county treasarer from paying one-third of tbe excise money to tbe State, based apon a bill passed by the legisla- -tnre in 1*98. The ease will be, carried to the court of appeals. Mr. FhiTTTp3,~propr1 Hill cheese factory, situated near Morris- town, put a small bottle containing note in a cheese made by b'im during the past sea&on, requesting the English retail- er into whose hands it might come, to re- ply stating the quality of the article. Mr. Phillips has since received the desired in- formation from Chas. Gregory, of Law- rence Lane, Old Hall, Eng, who stated it was the best cheese he had cut during tbe season. The Annnal meeting of the Mutual Fire Insurance Co. was held Jannary 9th, 1900, at the office of the secretary, F. K. More- land, in the city of Ogdensburg. was a very large and representative at- tendance of the policy holders of the com- pany present, H, K. Rider, the president of the company, presided. Directors were elected for Oswego, Herkimer, Essex and Lewis counties. H. K. Rider, president, and F. BL Moreiand, secretary, hold over for aaother year. The U. S. Civil Service, Commission announces that tbe annual examinations for positions in the classified service will be held all over the country in March and April. There were over 8,000 appoint- ment* last year, and, judging from \pres- ent indications, there will be nearly 10,- 000 this year. Hoy oo^ who wishes may try for a place without expense. One can obtain full information about tbe dates, pl&ces and character of the examinations, free, by writing the Columbian Corres- pondence College, Washington, D. O. Hiram E. Lewis, of Mooers, an unmar- ried man 2? years of age, Committed sui- cide on Tuesday • last by swallowing a capsule containing seven grains of arsenic. He had been suspected of horse stealing, and on learning that a warrant had been issued for his arrest told some friends-that be inteoded to take poison and showed them the capsule. They tried to prevent him but were jnoable to. do go. He WM assisted to hia bearding place and jtnti- dotea-were adeqfoifttfered but b« expired aboufc tb'4 time a pbyeMac arrived The town board of St. KegU Falls has closed ft contract'witb the Canton Bridge her as to his wbereftboufs. They separa- ted soon after their marriage, X! red whiskered individual made tbe rounds of the residences one d»y last week begging for almost anything and even- thing fr«m tbe eye of a needle to a ship anchor. Iu most places he met witb a cold reception, but now and then be found someone who wanted to help \the poor fellow\ who had as many tait-R of woe HH there are 4 star3 in the milky way. He didn't stop with the bonnes bat started like fooling with hand of Providence to in to do up the legal traternity_, and it quite remarkable tbat he succeeded in doing one Soft-hearted barrister out of fifteen cents. It mast be that th& bar \:-i degenerating in this vicinity, for m yt olden times it < buzz saw or tht _ ._ banco a lawyer.—Commercial Advertiser, \Speaking of fine residecees, there H one being HnHt is the tpwn of Dickinson, Franklin county, of #hich we have never seen any account. A Mrs. Kobbe, of New York city, has a summer residence that will, when completed, surpass any- thing inr-this section. The land consist-* of several thousand acres, upon which she has built a dam^for her private lake, that wilt cost, when coQipletrf, $40,000. The main cottage is not yet bailr, but In to cost inythe neighborbood of $80,000, in haddition to the houses aiid other buildiog-i already built and furnished.\—Ex. It now seensscertfefi thattfee pyrites and gold mines near Ox Bow, in St. Lawrecc* county, are soon to be worked. A iarg-? number of prospectors have been attracted there and a stoek company baa been or- ganized. The aLtnej. will be forked for the pyrites of iron which they contain, a* severaljests have shown d bat there is sot goldiplbugb to pay for operating. A Burorabf of very socee*sfai experiments bave been made, mucb to tbe satisfaction of the promoters. As soori as the actual mining operations are «tartt*d sulphuric acid works will be established. Tbe claim where tbe mining will be done rft present is what in known as the' old gold mine ou the C. W. Gleason farm. are ai?o lar of tbe same miner- al for miles around which will probably be worked sooner or iateT.— F The Brotherhood of Locomotive Eo*ri- neers gave a ball in the town ^ali at Og- •densbu^g last Thursday eventog The hall never contained a larger dayeing party, 200 couples b^ug in attendance-, Tbe music was furnished by tbe Opera House Orchestra and the receipt* neued the Brotherhood the substantial sum c~' 1300. It was attended by engineer- and their wives from all the roads in this section. Mr. A, H. Barse represented the Malone divisien, and w/i^ accom- panied by bis wife. Tbe Brotherhood ot f<*rm«d :> v\th only ten < of tbe United States. The insurance department orgarnzatKjr. has paic ime over $5,0tHuXX> tu About \fSfi.OOO ;i n samH jams to 'dis- Locomotive Engineers Jeai's ago, starting out members, bin now numbers < and include* meu from all p [•of this beneficent o-ut dming thi widows and or phi is-ftlso paid d b f abled members of the organisation. A boy at Potsdam narrowly escaped drowning one dnj last week. He broke through tbe ice while playi Racquette river,, near sh,op, at which point tbe wster is dee -and swift. The accident was wi | by a number of people and aeverai bands at once hastened to tbe rescue, - fseing plunged into the water tbe bo., made franiic efforts to climb out, but the nee broke away £nd tbe current carried Lhim under. About 50 feet below the ppoint where he dUapoeared tbe current i>- so strong th»t as yet tbe ice has not- frozen over. To this' point tbe rescuers sashed and, armed witb ropes, awaited for the appearance of tbe V**d. In a auQ- ute he reappeared and a rope WHJ* thrown around him and he was pulled out. The cald water and trip under the ice had stnpifit-d him, but he was carried to a nearby bouse where a brisk robbing and warming soon brought him around &il rigbt. Tbe appellate division of the supreme court baa banded down a decision in the cat* mt John A. Strong agsiast Christo- pher Walton in faror of th§ defendant. Walton was the tax collector of the S&ra- UHC Lake village school district, and a» such was charged with tbe doty of collecting a tax against Strong, who claimed that be ougnt not t# pay a tax apon tbe con:*: tion that hi» property was purchased wit^h pension mooey^ and refused parmttt Tbe collector leaded pa some ooai in t&f possession of Strong and sold it aed the latter then brought «uH before a jury in ;i justice'* •oort in S^raoac l^kv aad » 'rttrdictwaa rendered m favor of tbe Ae- fendant. Strong then sppe*led to the county ooort aod tbat court rervrj**! tbe judgment of tbe j Mr. W court. Tbe t»x Uft.ii. tmcktd br the Kchool district, appealed to tbe pp division of the supreme court, and it fea* now given a decision reverting tbe decis- ion of the count j judge and affirm iag th« judgment of tb* jp»tio»>. conrt./-Th* case was «rga«d at Albany in NorwnWr last by Thoe. Cantw^l for tb* tcfeool dis- trict and N. H Man«ill for tbe plainUft.