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Watertown re-union. (Watertown, N.Y.) 1866-1918, June 21, 1911, Image 4

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Waterto\ i> \Frec-mau IDNtnMlHlioil .January 87, '1824, Changed to \ajli^. Jefterkahlnn\ Ii» 1837; \Demoerntic iljiiioii,\ Esoibllsliccl August 0, 1804. THE W^TERTOWN RE-UNION, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21, 1911. . . . ' . VOL- IV.—NO. 6'6 \Democratic Union\ and \JeiTersoniari\. Merged in 1847. CJangcd to \The Jefferson Democrat\ In 1S<>5. \Chnnged to \The Watcrtoivn He-Union In. 186& and One it Killed by a Fa!L ,mm Crowd of^ttjftoo Witnessed the Paris! Journal's Aviation Circuit Race, and; Also Saw Enacted Two Tragedies Wherein Two Aeroplanists Lost •Tne'lr- Lives—Garros Caused Panic Among the Spectators ^ Crooks. .Reap, a Harvest In Crowd. Paris,-June lO.^What might haye been a triumph for .the new science oi air conques.ting, was spoiled yesterday, by-at'leasi'three tragedies-and the to, possibility; *pf restraining, the crotyids ['•that'gathered before,-(town to witness the'start of thfe Journal's aviation cir- cuit-race'. ' •' • •, ' A crowd of not less than 250;OOO lit erally floqk'eS to. the Vincenn.es , ar.tll' Sery field and although, there! -were 6',' 000 soldiers ana.2,000 police ;6n biand to -hold the crowd in cheek, tire-re were 39 competitors. LeMartln, vrM was the 25th to start, had hardly: ' cleared the ground, ,wlien It was evi- dent to the onlookers thait he was noj the real master pf the Bleriot. mono- plane in which he was'riding. The ap- paratus tossed terribly and then the , motor stopped.' LeMai;.'n began«to descend a lit- \ tie and as he described a circle in the J air the crowd 'below was struck with 1 terror. When within 180 feet; of the | ground it was .seen that all hope for 1 'the aviator was lost and. he carrie headlong to the ground. He .wajs-.kill-j ed almost instantly, his head having been terribly crushed. Aviator Burned to Death. The other fatality pceured' at Jssy; fLes Moulineaux.. Lieutenant Prince ; teau and a dozen soldiers who had ; been ordered to accompany the ear- icuit in aeroplanes, had prepared tc ;-leave for Vincennes and seven ol I them were in the air when the car-bur- i etter of Princeteau's mach'ine set fire '. to the aviator. He noticed that his clpthes were •turning and began to descend from a height of 7.5 feet when the wind struck the machine underneath. The machine landed abruptly on its right wing and then the gasoline tank ex- ploded, In half .a second the Bleriot was a mass of flames. Lieutenant Princeteau madu almost superhuman efforts to extricate him- self from the frame 'of the burning monoplane, but his legs were caught between a part of the machine and the ground and he was powerless. The spectators .among whom was the luckless lieutenant's brother, •could not approach the wreck because of the fierce heat. \When they were finally able to quench the flames, the body of the officer was an unrecog- nizable mass of hurned flesh. Lieutenant Princteau was 36 years old and a typical cavalryman. He had ridden many winners in officers' steeplechase races. Yesterday morn- ing the Official Gazete contained his promotion to the rank pf captain foi \exceptional services rendered- to mil- itary aviation.\ Late last evening news arriver here stating that I.-andron, in a Pischol monoplane, had fallen near Chateau Thierry. It is reported that his ma- chine took Are from the exploding pe- trol tankj and that Landrbn was burn- ed to death. Lieutenant Gaubert, flying undei the wing name of Dalger, fell near Soisspns and Was injured, but not dan- gerously. * Garros, who started at 6:18, soon was to be seen returning and con- trary to Uie regulations he was re- turning along the course. He passed just a few yards above the officials and the members of the press group at the stavting line and descended to the ground near the main stand. Spectators In a Panic. Shrieks arose from the spectators, who were jammed so tightly together that they were unable to move. But t|ie soil fortunately w.as sandy and the machine stopped within a few feet of the barrier. Lepine, the chief of the? Paris po- lice, was in a rage and threatened to stop the race if there was a repeti- tion of Garros' act. The committee fined Garros 50Q francs and he prepared to make a sec- ond start. He failed -again> but this time landed at a-point that Was-safe. , When LeMartin was killed there was tremendous rush, .of the crowd to: wardl the spot at which. he\had faillen. W'ooks a Ad toughs took advantage' of, the situation and deserted! automa : j oiles were looted'-of etfetytning valua, - we. The police arrested oyei\a jjuu- dred. _ Train, the aviator rho was the innqcent. cause of the tragedy, at Ispy,. was. thev: last, of the competitors to otar.t. •> .'\ . ' NOT OPPOSED TO ROAD. New York Central Is Willing That -Syracuse Northern Be Built. Albany, June 20.—Attorney Henry Purcell, Xr<, -representing, the New York Central Railroad, appeared be- fore the Public Service Commission Thursday: afternoon and announced that the New York Central-would .not oppose the .granting of the applica- tion -made by the Syracuse, Water- town & St. Lawrence railroad for .permission to build aline from Stop 9 on the Syracuse. & (-South Bay rail- road to Brewer-ton. .C. D, Beebe and .Attorney William Nottingham appeared .for the Syra- cuse, Watertown ..&..St.. Lawrence company to ask that the application be granted. The Public Service Com- mission reserved decision. .Attorney Purcell said that since' the.service wtii'tfh is proposed in the -application doesVjrpt conflict; with, any now provided, jiy'the New .York Cen- tra], as i t is now prpppsed to extend the line only to Brsewer.toii, hip.-cQiii- jjany would not. interpose any:dbj,ec-; tipn. ..'\'.' The company is incorporated for $1,250,000', and it is thought the cor- poration plans eventually to extend the rpad, through to . the St. Law- rence..,..'The company raust pay^ a •large, .-fee to tlie secretary of state foj'ljie incorporsftlpn of a million dollar company. '\\ PRIEST SAfVES MAN'S MFE. JOHN W. GOSSMAN PASSES AWAY SUPBENIiY. •' ' SEMiTC WILL PASS RECIPRQCifY BILL Penrose Says, That 60 Senators Will 'Envoi- the Bill, and More Than That Number Will Oppose the Root Amendment. Washington, June 20.—Chairman Penrose of the senate finances com- mittee, in conference with President Taft Friday, confirmed the report that 60 senators are expected to vote for Canadian reciprocity arid pre-? dieted that-within two weeks a date, for a vote will be agreed upon. He gave the president a detailed report pf the situation i'n the senate and de-i clared the bill would be passed with- out amendment. Later Mr. Penrose issued a formal statement in which he said: \A careful canvass' of the senate shows that GO members, or substan- tially two-thirds ef the senate, are in faver pf the reciprocity bill, and mere, than that number will be cp- pesed to the Root amendment. \The senate will hold daily ses- sions from now on and during the next two weeks great progress ought to be made toward reaching a final vote on the measure. The bill will be passed at an early date without amendment. It would be well if it could be parsed before the Canadian parliament re-assembles, the latter part of July. DUE TO HEARD DISEASE DIPLOMAS AWARDED To More Than One Hundred Grad- uates. Realizing the attractions of the bands and the electrical decorations at Public Square in connection with the opening of the conclave, Monday night Karl George, president of the Board of Education, made a short speech in presenting the diplomas to the 103 graduates of the grammar schools at the exercises at the High school auditorium. Mr. George abandoned the usual speech in which the girls and boys ^are told to win out in this world) but 'in a few words he commended their scholarship and then handed out the rolls of parchment. - The graduating class exercises drew a large gathering of parents and friends. The class is the largest in the history of the city schools. A feature of the program was the-| presentation of the prize offered by LeRay de Chaumont Chapter, D. A. R., for the best essay at Memorial day. Mrs. W. W. Conde, regent of the chapter, made the presentation. The winner was Miss Hazel Hegge of the State street school. Lakeside Fruit and Poultry Farm— 50 Acres, $2,300, Part Cash. Lying on the , crest of a gentle slope and overlooking one of the most beautiful lakes in New York State, this is one of the most desir- able properties to be found any- where; particularly adapted to fruit and poultry and will carry a profita- ble dairy herd; 25 acres in fields, 17 in pasture watered by trout brook, S acres in wood; 200 sugar maples, young orchard, .Of apples, pears, plums and cherries; lake stocked with black bass, pike'and pickered; 15- room house, two piazzas, cellar with cement bottom, barn 28x5 0 feet, sev- eral other outbuildings, all shaded by oak, .maple, chestnut and walnut trees;\ only 2 miles to village, pleas, ant drive to railroad, neighbors near, mail delivered; if taken immediately only $2,300, par; r?«h. For photo- graph of residence ' \d further de- tails of this and scbres - f other farms and country homes, in the meun-' tains, near lakes and rivers and along the seashpte, see page 17 Strout's Farm Catalogue 34, copy free. Station 1333, E. A. -Strom, 471 jWeat 3*th St.,,New York. • ' ' - ; 4_ r^rr 1 do .to Rice's, lot Soda Water. • '\$1 He Passes Away at the Bagley !•&) Sewall Plant Within Five Minutes: After He Was. First Stricken. « - • Jphn W, Gbssman, a well known machinist of this- city, died suddenly Saturday morning at his work bench'| iii the machine shop at the Bagley ,&. Sewalljplant. Mr. Gossman was .tak> en ill while at work and his death oc- curred' within five minutes. Dr. C. E. .Pierce, who was called, pronounced de'ath due to heart disease. Slr„ Gossman, who was 54 years of ago,'was born in Sullivan county. lie moved', ; at. an, early age-, to Carthage where he resided for some time, com- ing tp- this city ahcut 30 years age. He was ,a machinist by trade and for seyeral years was an employe at the. steam engine workg. About twp. years ago he\ entered the Bagley & Sewall shop where he had since, been employed. t Mr. Gossman \ was a member of Court Water-town, I. O. F. He was well known here- and his circle, of friends throughout this sectien was large. He.'had Veen in his usual g6od health .up tp th6\fime When he,Was taken ill Saturday morning: About 1Q, while at his work he was stricken Hjs fellow workmen ran to his assist- ance and he was laid upon a bench. Dr. Pierce was immediately called but before he arrived Mr. Gossman expired. Besides his wife, Elizabeth Goss- man, he is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Prank Martin, and one son, Frank B. Gossman, both of this city, and a sister, Mrs. Alexander Jcrdan, of Carthage. AS A HAPPY HUSBAND Mr. Tuff Celebrates Wedding Anni- r' . . versary. Washington, June 19.—Over the brilliantly lighted, the gayly peopled grounds of the White House a spirit at on'Ce grand and simple reigned to- night when the first citizen of the na- tion celebrated the 25th anniversary of a marriage which has been mo- mentous to that nation. The President, who himself has said, with, conviction as well as chivalry, that his wife has been the inspiration of his career, received to- night the most notable assemblage of famous Americans and foreign diplo- mats that was ever brought together in the capital. • The President tonight was not a dignitary, not the representative of the power and the justice of the great republic; he was a happy hus- band. Incidentally he was an inspir- ing example to all Americans of the honorable and holy beauty of per- fect marriage. It was like hirn and like his wife that pomp and ceremonial were only incidental to their silver wedding party. The reception was charming- ly informal. If the President cannot, shake hands as rapidly as some of his predecessors he can shake them more cordially, more sincerely than any, and his famous smile held sway tonight oVef 5,000 guests. The function was unique in the history of the United States. The as- semblage conferred grandeur even upon a presidential reception. The diplomatic corps, the United States Supreme court, the Senate and the House of Representatives, the de- partments of the government and hundreds who are prominent unoffi- cially in the political affairs of the nation were among the guests. Outside the grounds 15,000 per- sons looked on at the magnificent scene. For once the fates were pro- pitious and splendid weather held out to the end. Nine o'clock found the White House grounds ablaze with light, color, and animation. Democratic informality marked the assembling of the guests, white suited officers of the army and navy acting as aides in distributing the arriving guests about the grounds. President and Mrs, Taft Appear. A few minutes before 9 a bugle, note from the veranda summoned Colonel Cosby and the ccrps of White House aides t o the Blue Room and turned all eyes toward the bal.- cony. The great electric' flag stretched across the balcony burst in- to a waving mass of color, the. White House Corps, in double file, stepped to the edge of the balcony and drew up at attention. ' Simultaneously the President and Mrs. Taft emerged from the red parlor to the head of the stairway leading down to the lawn, and, as a wave of applause swept over the brilliant assemblage below, tire military band from Port Meyer burst into the strains of \The Star Spangled Banner,\ It was a most inspiring spectacle. Mrs. Taft, looking better than for months, leaned on the arm of the President, a happy smile lighting up her face. The President, with * his head thrown proudly back, seemed to draw the wife of .25 years-closer to his side,, and- then- stood rigid until the last notes pf the natipnal anthem had floated otf across the Potomac. little- Falls Mttrket, At Little Palls Aionday Stiles were as follows*; 5,851 boxes of cheese at: li-c. .,..•-' , ' Disarmed. Strike Breaker Who Was About tp Shoot. New, York; -June 20. — A prigst of [the Roman Catholic church inter- ceded between, . striker arid' strike -breaker fighting, on the driver's seat •Of'-a^rapidly moving truck on Madi- •S9n,,aven : ue-Prid'ay afternoon and by Uvo.r'dt^f^'&'jm-mtod stayed-*he^sttd-ke breaker from killing his assailant, with a bullet from a revolver pushed against stiie lother mari's stoin,ach, The.iinjest-was said to be the Rev.. Eajh'^ JolJejph: Splain. When tlie po- JicerrligM'aBriyedi .the priest .had -djs.-l !ar^£4''^tue'' strike breaker and w.a.'s-| standing over hifn, while the man •kneeling oh the pavement prayed in Italian and gave thanks that he had been prevented-from being a mur- derer. Two hundred employes of the Bell Manufacturing company, makers of jlaster board, are on strike and their •places have been filled. On Madison avenue, between 82nd and 83rd streets, an apartment house is in course of construction and the con- tractor is\ using the Bell company's, prod vj et. Friday afternoon as some empty trucks manned by the Bell company strike breakers were driving away from the building they were attacked 'by strikers. On.e of these managed to get on the seat with Franke Bodge, the -driver of'one of the trucks, arid was about to assault hihi with a club whetr Bodge drew a re- volver and -pressed it against his-as- sailant's stptaach.- • At this point the priest .climbed on the truck and in- terfered'.; .'....-. S. W. BURTIS OF ANTWERP SUS- TAINED INJURIES THAT WERE FAIAIJ. QiJEAX. TO SKIM AIR. BEEN A CRIPPLE AFTER PURCHASERS OF STOLEN GOODS Judge McConnell Gives Samuel Co- hen Stiff Sentence, Sam Cohen, the junk dealer, who was arrested Friday on the charge of buying junk from boys under 16 years of age, in violation of a pro- vision of the junk ordinance, pleaded guilty before Judge McConnell in po- lice court Saturday morning and was sentenced to pay a fine of $50 and spend ten days in -jail. He paid the fine and was allowed to go under sus- pended sentence so far as a term in jail was .concerned. The arrest of Cohen was made up- on information given- the police*by three boys, Arthur Pierce, Lewis Get- tings and Howard Kirk, who took a 29 pound brass casting belonging to the New York Central . from the round house and sold it to Cohen for $1.46. The casting was taken on Friday, June 9. Tesse Glickstein, the wife of a junk dealer, was Saturday morning arrested by Officer Roulston pn charge ef violating section 484 of the penal code for buying junk from these boys, who were under 16 years of age. The junk consisted of New York Central brass. Mrs. Glickstein was sentenced nto pay a fine of $15 or spend 15 days in jail. She paid her fine. FORTUNE IN CASH. Glass AVo'rker Returns to Native Land With Money and 2-1 Children. t ' Pittsburg, June 20. — August Olondeaux, aged 42. an expert glass worker of Pord City, near Pittsburg, left for New York Friday en route to Belgium, his native land, accom- panied by his wife and 24 children. He takes with him a comfortable for- tune made in the class industry in the Alleghany Valley, Clondeaux and and his wife came to this country 21 years ago, a short time after their marriage. The family was happy. Clondeaux was especially joyous. He is a great admirer of baseball and described his family and departure as follows: \The score is 24 to 0. (He meant none Of the children had died). Thir- teen singles, four two baggers and a triple. Now we make a home run.\ Surprise Party Given. Clayton, June 2».—A very pleas- ant surprise was given Wednesday evening when a number of relatives and friends gathered at the home of Mr. an'd Mrs. Nelson Knight to help celebrate the 18th birthday of their sen, Floyd Knight. Light refresh- ments were served on the lawn, Among other presents Mr. Knight was given a beautiful gold signet ring, About 11 the young friends' were called together and all indulged in a heart contest. Brockville Dairy Board. Brockville, June 20. — Business was brisk at the cheese beard here Thursday, and in a few minutes a total offering of 4,275 boxes, 2,540 colored and l,64'i White, changed hands at 11%,' cents. Sales of 2,000 more boxes w.ere made on the street at the same figure, 11% cents being paid for fancy cool cured goods. Salesmen reported an enormous flow of milk which they expect will con- tinue for another twe weeks. Cow Killed by Train. Glayten, .June 20.—A cow belong- ing, to F. P. McKinley ivas Struck by the passenger train passing the ftje- Kinley .farm between kafargevllle and. Clayton earlw Friday afternoon. The animal was- Instantly killed and Was cut -into a hutnber of pieces- be- foif the train -Was, brought to a stop. Young Man Fell Four Stories, His Right Leg and Hip Being Frac- tured—Limb Amputated at the Hip. Going to sleep while sitting in an open window on the flourth floor of the Getnian house at Theresa, Sam- uel W. Burtis fell about 1 o'clock Saturday morning to the ground, sustaining injuries necessitating- the amputation of his leg at the hip and Injuring him so that he is not ex^ pected to live. As Burtis himself tells the story from his cot in the Sisters' hospital, he went to his room in the Getman house Friday night about 11:30. As was hjs custom, he sat on a window sill for a few minutes before going to bed and removed the screen. Bur- tis says he must have dozed off to sleep although his mother says that, he was subject t o heart attacks. About 1 o'clock Saturday morning Supervisor Stratton, who lives near the hotel, heard his cries and went to the place where the boy had fall- en. It was at the rear of the hotel. The body in falling had struck on a wooden rail at the rear of the house and then bounded down a cement stairway towards the kitchen of the hotel* The first words Stratton heard was the agonized cry of \Oh my hip,\ but Burtis does not remember of calling for help. He was in a semi- conscious conditipn. He was taken into the hotel and Dr. Snell sum- moned. He advised his being taken to this city for treatment. He was brought here early Saturday morn- ing, Dr. Snell and the parents, Mr and Mrs. John D. Burtis, accompany- ing him. On the train the boy was in agony and had to be held by four persons on a stretcher to overcome the motion of the train. At the hospital an examination showed the right leg t o be broken in several places and the hip also brok- en. It is thought that the other leg is broken. The right wrist is badly sprained and there are bruises and cuts abeut the face and head. Burtis has been a cripple fpr many years. When he was seven years old he was struck by a stone thrown by another boy and has suffered from abscesses since. For years he has been obliged to go on crutches. The condition of the hip combined with the present injury necessitated the amputation of the leg. _ Because of the weakened condition of the boy's heart it was thought before the -operation that he would not survive the amputation. At the hospital Saturday morning Burtis was a wonderful example of coolness and bravery, despite the fact that he must have been under severe pain. He told the story of his fall as cooly as if his injuries were but a slight scratch and bruises and did not appear the least worried about his condition. The amputation was performed by Dr. Calkins. Burtis is 23 years old and is a moving picture operator. His home is in Antwerp. About a year ago a younger brother was injured while on a freight train. Died Sunday. Burtis died at the Sisters' hospital here at 3:30 o'clock Sunday morn- ing, fpllpwing the amputation of one leg. The remains were taken to Ant- werp, where the funeral will be held on Wednesday. Burtis is survived by his parents and three brothers, Gerald and Lloyd, of Antwerp, and John, of Theresa; a half-brother, El- mer Burtis, and a half-sister, Mrs. J. G. Wiggins, of Antwerp. He Becomes Part Owner of a Bi- Plahe and Will Give Exhibition! \ Guests at various summer resorts, this summer will have an epportun-r ity of seeing William Queal of Alexandria Bayi the world's cham- pion long distance runner, show,his skill in a new element. „_•,'.. Queal has recently become the part owner of a, bi-plane, in the manipulation of which he hopes to become very proficient. During the summer he will give exhibition flights. At the present time Queal is in New York getting familiar with the flying game. Since his advent into the running game Qu,eal has prospered. He now -intends tP get into aviation during the summer months, but stick to the board track in the cold winter months. THE CITY ONE BLAZE OF EI«EC- TRIC JDIGHTS. MAY LOSE SIGHT OF EYE. Employe of New York Engine Com- pany Struck by Piece of Steel. George Hollendrake. of 585 Morri- son street was taken to the City hos- pital Monday suffering from a badly injured eye; he sustained the injury while working about the boilers in (slip Henry Keep Home. Mr. Hollen- drake was hit in the eye by a piece of steel. Dr. J. F. McCaw attended the man. It is feared that the sight of the eye may be lost. WEDDED TO MAN * : SISTER DIVORCED Miss Florence Powell of Ogdensbuj'g Becomes Wife of Walter Larabee. Ogdensburg, June 20.—Announce- ment is made, of the marriage of Miss Florence Powell, daughter of Mrs. S. A. Powell, of New York avenue, to Walter Larabee, mate on the excur- sion steamer Riverside. Larabee came into prominence some months ago, when he eloped wit ha sister of the present bride and Peculiar Case in Court. A ease, the like of which probably never came before Judge Emerson, was before him in county court Sat- urday when he held an adjourned term of the regular trial term of last month. The action was entitled Sarah N. Bickam against Alvin C. Baker, and was brought for a judg- ment in partition of about five acres of land in the town of Theresa. According to the claim cf the plaintiff her husband, John Bickam, now deceased, and Jesse James were squatters on the property some 24 years ago and gained title by adverse possession, by holding it for 20 years and more undisturbed. James is dead but the defendant secured his title to the property from him. The plaintiff admits that James had an equal right with him to the property, but had no mpre. After some eWclenee had been tak- en the ease was adjourned for twp weeks. A Terrible Blunder te neglect liver trouble. Never do it. Take Dr. King's New Life Pills on the first sign of constipation, bilious- ness or inactive bowels and prevent virulent indigestion, jaundice or gall stones, They regulate liver, stomach .and bowels and build up your health. Only 25c. at I-icmer H. Rice's. Shaving sets, smoking sets, sha*-- ,<ng mirrors, trayelihg sets, military brushes at Rice^s drug store. PLUMED KNIGHTS HERE • —.-- ::& The City Gorgeously Arrayed Sir Brilliant Colore •— Tlipti^juadsV'of Yisitors From Every Paiifc of the State. - .-\ ' A welcome such .as the Garland City has never before extended 1 to any gathering held here was given the host of plumed knights and their ladies, who thronged to Watertown by thousands this week to attend the 98th annual canclave of the grand commandery of Kniglits Templar of the State of New York; for the oitU zens understood that this first assera- , blage here of the grand templar body will undoubtedly tie the last for many years, and that no such visitors- will be likely to claim the town's- hospitality, nor will such an alluring spectacle as their grand parade will- ' be witnessed here again until, after •having made the rounds of: the other cities Of the state, they come again. Elaborate Decorations. - The city has certainly \hung all her • banners on her outside walls\ for the occasion, and the decoratipns pf Pub- lic Sguare and the principal business . and residential streets surpass any- thing ever attempted here. Public Square is wreathed and festeoned from end to end with the national colors and the Templar white and black, while immense electrical set pieces, many from forty to fifty feet square, hang like huge shields upon the fronts of some of the loftier blocks. These great set pieces, when illuminated at night, depict in out- linesof many-huedflame mounted and mailed knights, crosses and crowns, triangles and various other Masonic emblems. The three parks in the center of the square are surrounded by lofty white and black draped pil- married her in Prescott. She refused to live with him, and liars, surmounted by stands of color a few months ago the-marriage was,and Templar banners, festoons Of annulled. At the tirne the older sis- colored electric globes depending ;be- ter was in love with a young business tween these columns, while a-chain man of the city, and is said to have or parti-colored lights encircles the run away with Larabee after a quar-'mail. relieved at intervals by electric rel with the man she has since mar- • s* t pieces. At the east end - of the 1- 'ed. I Square a huge eagle gleams o' nights Larabee decided not to fight the! in lines of fire, while at the western case, and is now back in the family, end is a sunset scene, utilizing masy as the .husband of the younger, hundreds of red and yellow electric daughter.' PROHIS. ORGANIZE. Executive Committee of Assembly Districts Meet. The executive committees of the first and second assembly districts of the Prohibitionists met Friday at City hall and elected officers for each committee. They are as follows: First assembly district, chairman, J. I. Pickert; first vice-president, John Rhinebeck, Cape Vincent; sec- ond vice-president, Edison Gpuld, Dexter; secretary, W. L. McKee; treasurer, George B. Worlock, city. Second assembly district, chair- man, O. S. Bishop; first vice-presi- dent, Floyd Wagner, Evans Mills; seoend vicp-presirlent, John Zimmer, city; secretary, George B. Satchwell, city; treasurer,' M. A. Leffingwell, city. Brilliant Assemblage. No more brilliant assemblaze has been seen in this city than that which graced the huge State Armory Mon- day night, when the visiting Knights-] Templar and their wives were ten- dered a reception by the entire Wa- tertown Commandery. The dress uniferras of the knights, the flash of scabbards and gold lace, mingling with the handsome gowns of the women, presented a charming spectacle. Overhead sparkled 3,000 lights against a background of green and white, while in the center a band and erchestra cf fprty pieces played as the hours passed. The reception opened at 9:30 o'clock. At that hour fully 3 00 guests had arrived at the armory and before another hour passed the num- ber had doubled.. Many expressions of admiration on account of the dec- orations and hospitality shown were heard during the evening. There is more Catarrh in this sec- tion of the country than all other dis- eases put together, and until tee last few years was supposed to be incur- able. For a gr;eat many years doc- tors pronounced it a local disease and prescribed local remedies, and by constantly failing to cure with local treatment, prenounced it incurable. Science has proven catarrh to be a constitutional disease and therefore requires constitutional trea tmeht, Hall's Catarrh Cure, manufactured by F. J. Cheney & Co., Toledo, Ohio*, is the only constitutional cure on the mfrket. It is taken internally in doses from 10 drops to a teaspOon- ful. It acts directly on the blood and mucous surfaces of the system'. They offer one hundred dollars for any case-it fails to cure. Send for circulars and testimonials. Address: F. J. CHENEY & CO., . Toledo, O. Sold by druggists,. 7-5c, Take Hall's Family Rills for coh-r stipation. Go to Rice iter Sofia. Water, globes. Above the front porta.! of the New Woodruff, official headquar- ters of the .grand commandery, air immense set piece representing a mounted knight lights up the whole front of the building after nightfall. The first formal function of the conclave was on Monday evening, when Watertown Commandery ten- dered a reception to the members of the Grand Commandery, their ladies and all visiting Sir- Knights, at the State armery in Arsenal street. At 9:30 Tuesday merning the effi- cers pf the Grand Commandery were escorted from the Grand Comman- dery headquarters at the New Wood- ruff to the Masonic Temple. At 10 the Grand Commandery opening ex- ercises were held in Masonic Temple, with an address of welcome to the city by Mayor Francis M. Hugo. The address of welcome to the Watertown Comrnandery asylum was given by Em. Sir Julian A. VanDusen, vice chairhian of .the executive commit- tee. Right Eminent Sir J. Carlisle Louden, grand commander, made the response. The big parade—the most spectac- ular feature of the conclave, in which upwards of 2,500 uniformed Sir Knights participated—moved at 2:30 Tuesday afternoon. At 5 p. m. a drill was held in front of the Masonic Temple, by the drill corps of Manhat-' tan Commandery, No. 31, Kniglits Templar, of New York. The Templar ball was held in the state armory Tuesday evening, begin- ning at 9:30. The ball, and the re- ception which preceded it, was for Sir Knights and their ladies only. At both of these functions the Sir Knights appeared in full Templar- uniform. At 9:30 Wednesday morning an automobile ride will be provided for the visiting ladies in attendance at the conclave, .At 10 a. m. the New York Central will operate a special excursion to the thousand Islands. A steamer will be in waiting at the Clayton dock to take the party to Alexandria Bay, where lunch will be served, and tlireugh the Canadian channel in the afternepn, returning to Watertown at 5 p. m. The line of march for the parade- Tuesday afternoon was as follows: Form pn Washingtpir street, to Public Square, to Arsenal street, to Massey street, to Clinton'street, to Kherman street, to Ten Byck street, to Keyps avenue, to Franklin street, to Academy street, to Washington street, naming iii review to Public Square, to ftnte .street to William street, to Winslow street, to Washington street where the massed formation was made. The Templars were mass-id in platform formation, 24 files front, proceeding thus down Washington street to Pub- lic Square, to Arsenal street, where the parade was dismissed. In the massed formation, the Knights were, .preceded by tire massed bands. Utica Cheese Market* At Utica Monday sales Were as fol- lows: 5,840 boxes of cheese at 10% to. lie. .-

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