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TEMPERATURE, 3 p. m.—54 above, 3 a. m.—52 above. THE GOEUMBIA KEPUBLICAN. THE WEATHER. Unsettled Tuesday, rain interior; Wednesday probably rain, colder. VOLUME on. W h ere You Read It First - HUDSON, N. Y., TUESDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 25, 1921 NUMBER 8 jjEGULAIIONSFOR DISIBUTIONOF Hianded Over to Coimnis- sioner Blair by Sec.«of Treasury for Pro­ mulgation. W as’hing-ton, Oct. 24—Secretary of •tlie Treasury Mellon today signed the ‘reguttatioins [governing .th e distrtbu- iion of beer for medicinal purposes. l')elay in the passage of the W illiam- Oajmpbell anti-beer bill has created, a situation by which the government liad no right to longer jvithhold the Tegulations. A physician may prescribe not .anore than two quarts of wine and not more than two .and a half gallons ' o f m a lt beverage to any patient on one prescription. However there is *no stated -niumber Of prescrijpitions w h ich the l^ysicians can issue. The regulations were immediately lianded over to Prohibition Commis­ sioner Blair for promulgation. The ^ latter announced that his office would strict attention to the issuance o f the prescription during the short tim e the regulations are expected, to -jKemaiiiing in effect. M M U F sa tn in t TWINS' \On Wednesday, October 26, at 8 o'clcKsk at B. A. R. auditorium, the second calendar event will take place •:nvjh.en .an entertainment by “The rrwins,” otherwise th e Misses Flor­ en c e and Beatrice Pease, will be fea­ tured with, a program of, musical numbers, character songs and im ­ personations which will beyond any doubt provide a most delightful af- feernoon, as the following taken from 1 %, descriptive circular will Show: Twins are not uncommon, but it is -decidedly unusual to Abd twins so talented as the Pease sistei^s, Beatrice and Florence.^ Born, not so long ago, in. Chicago, the daughters of a Chi- .bago attorney, they gave vigorous evi­ dence in babyhood of the talents • w h ich they wer.e later 'to develop. }.Chrough girlhood, their innate desire .to give expression fo the sunshine and song in their hearts, made them ieaders in the musical and social functions of- their neighborhood. Hike “Merlin, following the gleam,\ jtheir intense ambition to become en­ tertainers led thdm to Boston, where ifchey have received th advantages of .some of th e best professional schools 4n this countl• 5 ^ They studied long ciBid earnestly until now they are pre­ pared to present for you a program^, m e original in conception, unique in .scope and delightfully refreshing. One o f the features is a sketch call­ ed “The Midnight Fantasy,\ in which J;he old-fashioned girl and the modern ^irl, step forth from picture frames i-o ■ swap personalities and to present •old-fashioned and modern songs, em- jihasizing, of course, how tim es have '[johanged since • grandmother was a ®irL €ROUP CONFERENCE AT PHILMQNT CHURCH The Group Conference of the •Philmont Methodist Episcopal church will be held Thursday October 27th. T h e iprogi'am is as follows: 1:45 p. iTi. Prayer anfl Praise Rev. M. B. iinyder, Hudson; 2:00 p. m. Response Rev. M. O. Bennett, Hudson; 2:30 p. jri. address, “Some Things About the iCentenary.\ W iiUam' Roberts, 'New York city; 3:00 p. ni- Address “The Preacher and H is Preaching,” Rev. R. Braunstein, gharon. Conn.: 3:S0 Address, “Our Y.Cung People.” Rev. B. G. Reith, Lee, Mass.;” 4:00 p. m. Address, “How to Make Things go,” Rev. H. H. Clemens, Housatonic, Mass.; 4:30 p. ni. Sermon, Rev. W. H. Rathbun, Miller ton, N. Y.; 5:00 p. m. •Recreation; 5:30, Supper. Evening session 7:15 p. m. Song and Praise, Rev. John Glentvood, West Tag-hkanic; 7:80 p. m. Address “Prom T-Jeighborhood to Brotherhood,” Rev. P. T. Inglehart, Tokyo, Japan;. GOLDEN WEDDING. Mr and Mrs Frank Fisher of Ger­ mantown, celebrated last Tuesday the fiftieth anniversary of their marriage - i t the home of their daugliter, Mrs Evelyn First- in Brooklyn. All their eight children with their families V7ere present. A bountiful supper was -served. The center table decoration was a bridal jboquet of fifty ro'ses I>resented to his mother by, their old­ est son, AJex F. Fisher. Yellow chry- f:anthemums and autumn leaves were ■the decorations. Many beautiful gifts of jewelry and money were re­ ceived. The following day Mr and Mrs Fisher left for Philadelphia, W ashing- tpn and Virginia, visiting again the .scene e f their hoimymoon of fifty .years ago. * 4.000 AUTO PLATES FOR COLUMBIA GO. Nos. 174-101 to 178-400 Al­ lotted'Here—Will Fa. cilitate Locating of Cars. Albany, Oct. 23— Columbia county has been assigned 4,000 automobile license 'piates for pleasure car’s for 1922, numbered fi’om 1 7 4 -lu i to 178- 100, according to announcement made today by the State Tax Commission. W ith this information in mind, police, state troopers or others interested can tell at a glance that any car carrying any of these number's next year was registered from this county. This assignm ent of distinctive num­ bers is in accordance with the new method of distribution devised by the Tax Commission, whereby each coun­ ty of the State will have its special series, making easy immediate iden­ tification of the source of registry of any car. The commission believes this will be of some assistance in lo­ cating stolen qai’s and identifying vi­ olators of the highway or local traf­ fic laws and regulations. Police and state troopers w ill he supplied- with full information as to the distribution by the Commission. Next year commercial -vehicle li­ censes in'this State w ill be numbered from 80D-000 to 9B6-000 of which this coNjjrtj^-'WiR h ave |ypm 813-501 to 814-500/.,- gcenpes will run from 0-.5'00'00. t :0 O4.g£5;0, and the at*:%iler licenses fjrom 993-909 to 997- ‘350?, this county Jbedng assigned '0-.&23O1 to O-53S50y and .993-361 to, 993-375 respectivelj\ jilotorcycle IL censog. ,have been assigned ^ the c’ouHjty from 3226 to 8650. The first 2,000 pleasure car num­ bers have been reserved for State owned cars. Aside from this, it is called^ low numbers reserved for spe­ cial distribution as in the past, and announced, there will be no so- the letter series, developed in the last few years in order to make possible additional low numbers, will also be done away with. Dealer plates will be taken from the numbers running from 2-001 to 6-999. In New York City and Albany and Erie counties the plates w ill be dis­ tributed as in th e past from the offi­ ces of the Automobile Bureau. County clerks will make the distribution in all other counties of the. State. Plates will be sent out from Albany in tim e to be distributed after November 15, but may not be used on cars before January l,s 1922. - T he following table indicates the distribution of pleasure car numbers to each county. ^ B y referring to it, anyone may determine the source of registry of any such car after Jan- Counties From To Albany .............. 100-000 — 114-000 Allegany ...... 114-011 — 119-500 Broome ............ 119-501 — 130-700 130-701 — 138-300 138-301 — 145-300 145-301 — 157-000 157-001 — 164-000 Chenango ......... 164-001.— 170-300 Clinton .............. 170-301 — 174-100 Columbia .......... 174-101 — 178-100 Cortland ............ 178-101 — 182-100 182-101 — 187-300 D u t c h e s s ............ 187-301 — 195-QOO Erie ..................... 195-001 — 250-000 E ssex ................ 250-001 — 253-200 Franklin ............ 253-201 — 257-800 Pulton .............. 257-801 — 262-300 Genesee ’ ............ 262-301 — 270-300 Greene ............ .. 270-301 — 273-000 Hamilton ......... 273-0 01 — 273-500 Herkimer .......... 273-501 — 279-400 Jefferson ......... 279-401 — 290-100 Lewis ................ 290-101 — 293-200 293-201 — 298-700 OFFICIAL VISIT TO HUDSON POST County Chairman Evans, of American Legion Pres­ ent at Last Night’« . Meeting. '3.m PERSONS REGISTEePOR Nearly 200 Legionaires from parts of the county greeted Cotinty Chairman Robert ~W. Evans last even­ ing when he made his official visit to Hudson Post. He was accompan­ ied by Albert S. Callan, Vice Con mander of the Department of New York, of Chatham; Robert R. Liv­ ingston, of Germantown, and Harold De Wald, of Philmont, members oi the County Committee. He was offi­ cially received by Milton Saulpaugh* Comm, of Hudson Post; Fred. Craw­ ford, Comm.ander of Minkler-Seery Post of Philmont, was also present. Addresses ■Were made by the visitors on various Legion matters and on the state constitutional amendment rela­ tive to veteran preference to the civil service appointment. Commander Saulpaugh awarded. 35 State war med.ais to members of his post. Marx roszio was elected manager of the Lfigion basketball team. Following the session, erfreshments and cigar­ ettes were enjoyed. OMISSIONS AND ERRORS IN yST Cattaraugus Cayuga .... Chautauqua Cheqiung Livingston Madison ............ 298-701 - Monroe Montgomery Will Meet Thursday. The Ladies' Missionary Society of .the Greenport Reformed church will hold their m onthly meeting at the hom e of Mrs Aufforth’s, Thursday, at 2:30 p. m. All the ladies are invited. ■ 303-800 303-801 — 340-400 340-401 — 345-200 Nassau . . . 345-201 — 365-600 Niagara ............ 363-601 — .376-700 Oneida .............. 376-701 — 393-500 Onondaga ....- 393-501 — 417-500 Ontario ............: 417-501 — 424-700 Orange .............. 424-701 — 435-700 Orleans .............. 435-701 — 440-300 Oswego .............. 440-301 — 448-200 Otsego .............. 448-201 — 453-900 Putnam ............ 453-901 — 455-400 Rensselaer .......... 455-401 — 463-900 Rockland .......... 463-901 — 468-100 St. Lawrence . . 468-101 — 477-700 Saratoga ............ 477-701 — 482-300 482-301 — 491-300 491-301 — 493-900 493-901 ---- 495-300 495-301 — 498-400 Steuben. ......... .' 498-401 — 507-500 Suffolk . . .' ___ 507-501 — 521-400 Sullivan ............ 521-401 — 524-700 Tioga ................ 524-701 — 527-400 Tom^cins ......... 527-401 — 531-700 Ulster ...*■ ___ 531-701 — 538-000 538-001 — 540-800 540-801 — 544-900 W ayne .............. 544-901 — 553-400i W estchester . . 553-401 — 587-700 Ws’oming ......... 583-401 — 587-700 Yates ................ 587-701 — 590-500 New I'erk City. 590-501 — 790-500 7-000 — 49-9991 Schenectady Schoharie Schuyler . Seneca Warren Washington CAR FILLED WITH PASSENGERS AFIRE New York, Oct, 24.— A northbound Lenox avenue local car, jammed with passengers at the peek of the evening rush hour, drifted into the 110th street station about 6 o’clock to-night with smoke pouring from every win­ dow and men and women fighting tp crawl out of the windows. All were rescued without any serious injuries. Thru an unavoidable error, s,everal omissions cr^fc into the county list pf Orphan Asylum donations: Livingston, Miss Ida C. Potts, chairman,, coritributed $547; Hillsr dale, Mrs J. D. B ell and Mrs P . H. DlmmicK, chairman, $300.38; Stott- ville,. Miss Leila Stott, ohairman, $103; Valatie, Mrs V. W. Lasher, chairman, $80.50. . Three, towns were over-credited as to the am ount sent in: Copake (in­ cluding w e s t ,Copake, Boston Cor­ ners, Copake ^alls) Mrs Charles P,eck'and Mrs’Blanche McGee, chair­ men:, contributed, $131.50 ^instead Of $360.38. • Claverack Oncluding Churchtown and M artindale), Mrs Charles B. Benson, chairman, contributed $179 instead of $547. Blue Store, $4.75 instead of $475. • Miss Clara Harder was chairman, o f Philm o n t instead of Miss Sarah H a r­ der, as stated. The Board of Managex’s and the Board of Trustees are exceedingly grateful for the generous response ■which met their appeal for funds ahd in appreciation they have authorized the following statement: Friends of the Hudson Orphan and R e lief Association:— You heeded our appeal; you helped the child. So many of you have responded that it has been found impossible to make personal ‘Acknowledgement of the gifts received during the drive and donation day, and recourse must be had to the press and pulpit to give expression to our gratitude for your .generosity. You have indeed given us an answer thdit has gladdened our hearts and that “will brighten the lives of the little ones committed to our care, and redound to the ever- last good of county and State.” We is'i you to remember that the orph- 'L.age is a county institution, and that every town and village is vitally interested in its maintenance. We can now “carry on” for a time, but our permanent endowment should be materially increased In the near future ,and to do this will re­ quire the continued co-operation of all friends of the association, and an earnest effort on their part tO inter­ est those who did not respond. W ith sincere appreciation, THE BOARD OP TRUSTEES THE BOARD OF MANAGERS Hudson, N. Y., Oct. 14, 1921. Altho an “Off Year,’’ Rec- . ord' 1SI20 Yea^ Had But 556 Mure Names on the R egister. At 10 o’clock Saturday evening the Election Inspectors closed their books and 3,777 persons had registered to vote in Hudson at the November elec- that for the presid.ential election last year, politicians were very well pleased ahd $aid that it was a very big registration for an ‘‘off year.” VALUABLE CLAY . ATLINLITHGO Deposits of Oxide of Alumi­ num Said to Have Been Found in Large Qua.ntities. Last ^utumn, while making an ex­ cavation for a cellar on the property of Mrs E. J. Crofts at Linlitligo layer upon layer of a cui;ious ciay which leared to contain alumii: heavy veins and ,n pockets, was uncovered. This material has all the properties of clay' and when, plastic can be moulded into any pattern which requires clay of a fine texture. ---- ------------- - - It appears to mix perfectly with oil While the figure is less than or water and with various minerals. When the plaster mass hardens it can be' given a beautiful m etallic lustre by simply rubbihg with the The unusual qualities of the mater­ ial excited the interest of the owner of the place, who sent samples of the earth to Washington, Philadelphia, New York and to the State Geologi­ cal Department at Albany for analy- The varous analyses reveal the very interesting and perhaps valuable fact that the deposit contains Oxide of Aluminum in large quantities. That it also has cohsiderable value as sculp tors clay for modeling purposes and. There \were 565 more persons regist­ ered last year than for the: coming election. The biggest gain is shown in the Fourth V/ard which reported 629 names on the registers, the great­ est number ever for this. 'Ward, This figure is 44 more than last year which had been the banner year. The decrease seems greatest in the two uptown wards the Third and Fifth. These two v/ards together show a loss of 348 while the Fifth alone is 1-79 -less- than 4<ist year. Hovi’GVGr thG two dowltoxim •wards, the First and Second cpmbiped lost PUtty, CrOfikei^ 252. Th,e Se.cond, ward' t>oo;ks. th i s ' yjear have 14,3 less names than last Ward, workers candidates PUti jsqiBg •in a busy-ti.pie Saturday. remm<Mngi those who ^ad, not registered that ‘ the time was, short. All seemed pleased -with the registration however. The figures by wards for .this year and for 1917, 1919 and 1920 follow-:- 1921 1920 1919 1917 582 701 558 383 549 691 575 403 First Ward . . . Second W a r d .. Third Ward—; 1st Dist. ..'. . 2nd Dist., .. Fourth Ward . Fifth Ward—. Ist D ist ........... 2nd Dist. . . 452 557 478 566 250 426 259 519 328 586 '368 500 277 3777 4342 3728 ‘2268 MISSPETRY ENTERTAINS FOR MISSTEATOR Gave Variety Shower—Miss Teator Becomes the Bride of Mr Staf­ ford To-night. Miss Bertha Petry gave a very de­ lightful variety shower at her W ash­ ington St. home last evening in hon­ or of Miss Constance Teator who ia to become the bride of Spencer Staf-' ford this evening. The color schem e being yellow and white was carried throughout for the housfe decorations. Dancing and- m u ­ sic were enjoyed durlpg the evening followed by a very dainty- buffet luncheon. The bride-to-be received many use­ ful and pretty gifts. Among those present were the Misses H elen Phillip, Margaret Ahearn, Florence Hennig, Mildred Barry, Dorothy Elting, Con­ stance Teator, Edith Frick, Marion Van de Carr, Mrs Samuel Gray, Mrs W illiam Petry and Miss Bertha Petry. moSPECTSOFnOAD , GHITHAMTOVIUTIE TOTAL NOW NEU THE 08,000 MARA Additional contributors In the city to the campaign for funds for the Hudson Orphan & Relief Association and John F. l^rennan, Alfred B. Chace, The Register, Mrs John W. Gillette and Miss Helen James; and in the county. Germantown, Mrs Stanley Lasher, chairman, has just sent in $200 making Germantown’.s total $223. The total in city and county has now alm ost reached the $8,000 mai-k. ANNUAL ntIZE SPUKIN6 CONTEST Preparations are being made at the High school under direction of Miss Dowsland for the annual prize speak­ ing exercises. This event is to be held on the evening of December 2nd. The girls Vv'-ho intend to compete are: Rosa Madansky, Ivlildred Rosever, Mildred Fischer, and Lulu Abel. The boys are Chester Eckstein, Max H i-‘ man Donald Coon and Dernell Every. l S a little touich of novelty this year the boys are, to write their own speeches and tllei^'* own titles. The music will probably be furnished, as usual, by the High School Orchestra under direction of Miss Babcock. It is reported on reliable authority that one of the first State roads iii Columbia county, if not the first, to be built next spi’ing is that from -Chatham Village to Valatie. According to reports, this highway, when constructed, will be of macad- em. A concrete highway would be much more preferrable on this route because experience has shown that the concrete rohd is the only kind that stands up well under modern', traffic conditions, particularly oh roads that are as extensively used as is this one. However, the residents of that section have reached the point where they are not disposed to be too particular regarding the material of which the road is constructed so long as they are provided with a highway that will provide relief from the ixres- ent conditions. ELKS INITIATED A LARGE CLASS A big class of candidates were ini­ tiated into the ways of an Elk by Hudson Lodge, B. P. O. E., last even­ ing, there being a large -number of members present fro mall sections of the county. Following the initiation a social hour was enjoyed with re­ freshments ' and music. B u y s a Lake Lot. John B. Niebergall, of this city, has purchased a lot next to his cot­ tage at Lake Charlotte and will erect a cottage there in the spring. New York, Oct, 21.—^The voters of New York State will have an oppor­ tunity on election day next month to ballot upon seven proposed amend­ ments to the State constitution. They the veteran’s preference measure, the literacy test, the children’s and domestic relations court measure, the proposition to raise legislator's pay, and county government measure and two others regarding canal lands. The amendment g'iving veterans of the -world war preference inappoint-. ments and promotions in civil Vice throughout the State is coming in for more discussion than the others This proposal has created considera­ ble opposition, though it also has many supporters. The measure which would amend Section 9 of Ar­ ticle V., has-been attacked as tending to destroy the basic principle 'of the merit system In the civil service and is held to be particularly dangerous .for its effect on,police and fire de­ partments. The literacy test amendment pro­ vides for adding to the residential and citizenship qualifications for vo- can be use<l in the making of pain'fa^ this^State a provision that af-'. putty, crockerjr und porcelain. Tt1 n _ 4s said by competent aqfthorities thaffh« a new qualification requiring vo- •ihere is anateadal m the ^ able to read and write Eng^ plact ^0 k»ep -u, SfOOd 5iz.ed pottery 'gqiHg a efintury. T^he rare quality of m ineral which is found here in great uanqtities and which is readily' accessible by reason of the fact that the deposit, faces the Hud­ son river and is located' close to the New York Central railroad tracks, is receiving the attention of men inter­ ested in the manufacture and sale of pottery. . I t - is said that several of them have opened negotiations for the purchase of the property hwich. ac­ cording to recent report Has a greatly enhansed value ebcause of the valu^ able mineral deposits which have been found on it. , Pipes, cups, napkin rings and vari­ ous articles have ibeea. modeled from this clay. These models dry without the aid of any baking pro­ cess and become very hard and have a m e tallic lustre. When rubbed slightly they take a high polish and present an attractive appearance. Much -interest is being displayed in the matter and the outcome of the dis- ..covery is being anxiously awaited. MliTElOR 140 TEARS HELL TO RING AGAIN Poughkeepsie Welder Re­ pairs Old Break, Bell to Ring on Armis­ tice Day. At-number 2 North Clinton street, Poughkeepsie, the place ob George D. Waelde, a welder there hangs an inr teresiting old church bell which on ac­ count of a break, has not been rung for 140 years, but which, through the handiwork of Mr 'Waelde, has been restored to perfect tone, and -will be replaced in its steeple in the Old Red church ait Tivoli, and again rung on the morning of Armistice Day. An interesting feature of the res­ toration of the old bell is the diffi­ culty of so restoring the bell .that it ■will have its original tone, or even a mellow and pleasing sound. Usually according to statem ent of Mr Wkelde when broken bells are mended .they either give forth a hollow and dead tone, or a high sh'ar.p tone, so that the restoration of this bell is believed by many to' be an achievement which Will nlake it likely that Mr Waelde will be called upon to try his hand at restoring the Liberty Bell, at Phil­ adelphia. Mr Waelde expects to go to Philadelphia after Armistice day, to examine the Liberty Bell, take its dimensions, and try from a superficial inspeolLion to determine its coniposi- It took three weeks of analyzing to determine the composition of .the Tivoli bell, which Mr W aelde says is 85 per cent, silver. A close stuffy of the exact com.posiition had to be made in order so to mend' the bell that it would gve out the correct one. A piano tuner visited and sounded the befi Monday, and pronounced the .(one perfect. Mr Waelde thinks it possible 'that the Liberty Bell may be of sim* lar composition to the bell ivi-JcTi he has just restored, anff if so, he sees no reason -why he could not restore the tone of the historic bell which sent forth its last'tone in 1776. The Tivoli bell has for many many years occupied a place in the gallery of the Old Red Church, which, ac­ cording to information secured from P. A. Ross, one of the iLrustees of the church, was erected in 1759. A story is current to the effect that once upon a time when the sexton of the old church was ringing ipie bell, the repe broke, and after that he tried to sound the bell by beating upon it with a hammer, with the result that the bell cracked, and use of it had to he abandorfed. After that the bell Was taken down anid placed in the gallery, and after 140 years it will again be placed back in its home in the steeple and will again ring forth a call of freedom on Armistice Day. STATE SGGMITS TMIENGMENTS Changes in Constitution Come Before the Vot- ^ ers on Novem­ ber 8th. fish. It IS speplfied th^t Jhls n:ew provision shall not effect th t qhalL fications of present vnters, 'but only ^ tl|ose b e a m in g citizens later. This: SHptiquffment ^asrproposed with a view to increasing the intelligence of the electorate and its sponsors also claim that it will tend to reduce election frauds. The amendment regarding Child­ ren’s and Domestic Relations co-iirts proposes to add to Section 18. of Ar­ ticle 'VI., of the State constitution,- a provision empowering the Legislature to esta-blish children’s courts and courts of domestic relations as se­ parate courts or as parts of existing ones and to confer upon them such equity and other jurisdiction as may be necessary. This measure is said to be required to clarify the condition of these spe­ cial courts and the amendment is held by its advocates to toe means of inerseaeing. ,(ihe usefulness. .of thesei' tribunals. One important ' argument in facor of tne measure is that its adoption would remove all doubt as to the constitutionality of courts of this k in d ' atid make them immune from attacks of .this character. ' The amendment to give Assembly- men and Senators more salary than the $1,500 they now receive is again before the people. Increases in 4he cost of living since the present' scale ■was adopted 11 x^ 1894 are held to be ample reason for the proposed ad­ vance. T h is‘ proposition has been defeated three times in the Tast few years because of sentiment in rural sections -that the present pay enough. . • The county government amend­ ment deals with new forms of gov­ ernment for Nassau v.nd W estchester counties subject to a referendum among the voters of those sections. The two canal land amendments have- to do with the rights of the State in disposing of certain parcels adjacent to the Erie Canal in the Mo­ hawk 'Valley. The proposals seek merely to remove certain restrictions governing this matter. Under the 'laws all iconstituitional amendments must be passed at two consecutive sessions of the Legisla­ ture and then submitted to the vot­ ers of the State at the next general election. These questions are voted upon through separate ballots given to each qualified voter in addition to the ballot containing the names of the candidates. CUSSIS ARRANGE FGRINUAILATIGN The Classis of Hudson met Tues­ day at Philmont. Dr. Mulford the retiring president, read a paper on the 150 anniversary of the independ­ ence of the denomination and on the life and v/ork of Rev, J. H. Livingston D. D. who did so much for its ac­ complishment. All the churches were represented, and committees and agents were appointed to conduct the special business assigned the'C lassis for the coming year. The Annual Men’s Missionary Dinner will he giv­ en at Germantown Tuesday evening Nov. 1st at 7 o’clock. Dr. J. Addison Jones and Dr. T. H. Maskenize are to be the speakers. The call to the Rev, J. Harvey Murphy of Jersey City by the Hudson Reformed church v/as approved and the following arrange­ ments made for his installation as pastor. The time to be Nov. 10, 7:30 p. m .; to preside and read the form the president of classis Rev. B. F. White of Germantown; to preach the sermon Rev. H. D. B. Mulford see; Rev. W. E. Besiegel; to charge the pastor Rev. H. Hageman, see Rev. F. W. Hemenway; to charge the psople Rev. M. C. Andreae, see Rev. M. J. Den Herder. The Classis was delightfully enter- .tained at dinner by the ladies of the Philmont church. The next regular session of Classis will, be held at W est Copake the 3rd Tuesday in April. OFMIETING Wiiich V/ill B ^ in To-day in Chicago and Will be Attended by 1,500. Chicago, Oct. 24— P recautions against a “ runaway strike” on OcL 30th were taken tonight -vyhen the Railroad^Labor Board insisted that every district chairman of the “Big Five” Unions attend the Wednesday meeting. Ben Hooper, Vihe Chairman, said “There must be no room for passing the buck on either side. Railroad executives must also attend.” 1,200 union officials and 300 rail­ road executives will m e et the Board, in the Coliseum, thus the Harding i n - • dustrial peace plan will be thrashed out in the hall where President Hard­ ing was nominated. The presence of' all big and lit- ,tle offiicials' -will fi>ind {all railroad- ■ men to what takes place. It is ex­ pected that the meetings will last four days. A roll will be called to see tl|at all -wlho liaye been cited to atiand are presant. Those ■who fail can be fined under the law. The news frena Clevelanff today .an-. announcing that the- Big>- ^ v e would not comprqiniise -was. not taken serl- ►Jisly here -tonight. IREIGHT RATE GOT ON FARM PRODUCTS Washington, Oct. 23—^A decision of far-reaching inup'ortance to railroads, shippers and the public, handed down yesterday by the Interstate Com­ merce commission, not only directs roduction of freight rates on cer­ tain commodities, but revives a prin­ ciple of rate-m aking believed to be of greater consequence tlraii any en­ unciated by the commission for a number of years, perhaps for a de. This principle is that the commis­ sion, instead of making its freight rates appliciatole to the operating' costs of railroads, will be guided in future by the reasonableness and justness Of freight rates, leaving to the railroads- the readjustment of their expenses to conform to the income' which the commission’s rate-fixing rulings per- ' This, case, involving interstate rates on grain, gnain products and hay in carload lots, between points in the Western and Mountain-iPaoific groups of railroads, was one bf ^hos'e pend­ ing before the commissio^i in which the commission’s decision was expeot- <efd to have a material effect upon the action of the railrad brotherhoods in calling a general strike of railroad employes. “ what extent the decision will play a part in the strike situation is problematical, but on its face it ap- pears’^ o be an invitation and a sug­ gestion to common carriers to cut their expenses so as to harmonize with the reduced income which the decision -will bring. As expenses can be cut plim a rily by reducing wages, the decision gives the railroads the sanction of the Interstate Commerce Commission in carrying out their for­ mula that they cannot reduce freight fiates unless wages are lowered fur­ ther. The commission apparently holds th!at the 12 per cent wage re­ duction ordered by the Railroa'd La­ bor Board last July justifies freight rate reduction. VARIETY SHOWER FOR COMING BRIDE A variety shower was held Tues­ day evening at the home of Mrs J. Bannister in honor of Miss Ruth Wheeler, who is- to be a November bride. The house was prettily deco- i-ated in pink and white. Dancing and music were enjoyed, after which refreshm ents were served. The bride- to-be received many useful and hand­ some gifts. ». Those present were Marj-- Bainer, Myrtle Hapeman, H ilda Edwards, Nellie Irwin, Floi'ence Potts, H elen Potts, Ernma Burdwin, Clara Bubb, Ruth Fleahman, Marion Hazelton, Ella Mae Hawver, Mollie Van Vleck, Marion Morrison, H elen Clark, Hazel Van Bramer, Mary Clark, Mary H a l- lenbeck, Nellie Donegan, Mae H o l- loran, Loretta Donegan, Katherine Donegan, Theresa Bannister, Mrs Oenegar, Mrs Holsapple, Mrs H. ’ Akins. y.W.G.A.ElEaiS TWO OIREGTGIS At the annual business m eeting of the Hudson Y. W. C. A. last- evening the annual reports of the secretary and treasurer were given and two di­ rectors were elected. They were Mrs Clark Bennett and Miss Elsie Potts, both of whom succeed them ­ selves, having been re-elected.

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