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Black River Democrat. (Lowville, N.Y.) 19??-1943, January 25, 1913, Image 1

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The two ideas which have,.been de- veloped by •eter^fjpy4ic'iai(J(vho has taken part Jft'the-^fe^s'feioia^li^.Ve been tU<e, aaed of reform inr tlie wfe>le local board of health/ sys^em;»aii|l^the need ; bt eomipajpif ^s^lnalflol Sf a^l 'chli- pVen fn the; jM|^|i^vg61tpe!'£ ,,. £-_« •!• Or. lv-0;.^insft^«^oj((9iB. '\ : One letiif i^M^ii : :^^mm^sA ..top, lale fpr )^%^m^i^^m^ %snr7 \\ a of view, |^a^^^|||J^S|ilnfral:ei^- Great care should be used in the se- lection of the examiner. W. F. H. BREEZE, Principal Lowville Academy. w ftcation ot.&i% ^tes* ot J3sujit«,ijti Vommunicaple; Dr SpeiKjei? liVmy opinio! £e;n£ral;ejf>- muaicable toeas^J^^f^alAs* $ taicls is ofte.^^^njp*:^-- 1 ' measures we haWjItf^iiilififfiii: measures w e ha 1 piesent time. V •~*#f ^•;h|^-l^y^dnB: along this- line.'.but'.ii^^^^i'i&nlyj v» in ita.mfancyw\. ^-i^^tl^^i I do not-beHe.y*^t«er|Lf^£^»|^ i we can do, that will teJtiai|ip'«M|^^F _... ; the spread Pf disease riipfetfia^iQ^th^ ?'&;*: proper and inteHfiB^S^ruj^Jf-otf the people. W%%M W^'^SM'' of bringing this alioutj I am;.yn^lejlot- say I thinik, however;-tha1jfc^lsiori{|li; public meetings in each m v «ra||p.alif S2 ' where the people could 'JSS^MfJgoo; free lecture on this subjec|>Jw|ml$ S*st materially. Rural heapp |wi;cj as a. rule,, are not paj^.Su^^iemiyT-|_ that they ..can devote' much, 'p'fe their! time to the work. fii»»w. .'«.*.'«*« The attention of Dr. E. N. K. Mears, pf Lowville, was called to the sugges- tions made and his opinion was asked as to the situation. Dr. E. N. K. Means, Lowville. Dr. Mears said, \The crying heed is. for the absolute abolishment of the whole local board pf health svstem. There should be substituted for it one responsible sanitary officer,, a trained sanitarian, in each district, whether such district, was composed pf a coun- ty, a part of a county Pr more than a cpunty. The district should 1 net be tpp large fpr such a health officer to cover but should be large enough tp^justify him in giving it his whole time and at- tention, tp the exclusion of prjxftte' practice. And, pf cpurse, it fo, that he should receive a salary which, would enable him t^ sive his wfio®jMcount timeto the wprk, •.'\Under the present system, compensatlpn.!„,pf the h'e^ltfi«^acer is int^to allpw a pljy.s|gian to ize his^atiehts as'would fre- ^ueiitiy be necess&'ry, by the stricj. en- forcement ef sanitary reg*ilationl>%iad ^liany.-ipf tiie neaffih officers are not specialists in sanitary science. I t? \Theref J o^w^Should have a disin- terested- expert, one of whose duties [ v sj?PuJOe the pHJeicaS^ani; aiFchMren in the public schools, re- $gim- cases^jIgJsinE aj^tesiipn fty^ Jaimary 25, * h ^ SUMMARY OF REPORT OF LEWIS T. STRONG, SUPERINTENDENT. ttii Home Ranks Among Highest In the State as to Efficiency. Operation r of. County Farm Shows Profit of Over Two Thousand Dollars. Co- operation of Farm Bureau Sug- gested. In the review of the affairs of the county, published two weeks ago, the report of the Superintendent of the Poor was pmitted, partly, because ef pressure of space^and partly because there were some matters ip .conhec- tlpn^ipi this &SpMtn%fFffi!ck the Democrat desireiMto take up 'with Su- perintendent Strong before comment- >n the repprcr The recapituipion pf the expense of the^gparttnent, as reports •id by Superinle^ent Streng is a s tot- i^PEe'parents with^'^struction's to [Mvfe theejhild attended^y tlie family lirMSjpician and. foliowin^Jthis up with SfeojiiremWt of a repor|| from such gician that the ca\)|^|liad been ^d fu his care. *-,.. [.^fjpiere are many regulations which f-£e'feT to sanitation which require a dis- lif ^esl||efl, expert, with authority, to Subsistence^.: FurnishingstJW. . Clothing ....... Lunacy proceedings. Outdoor relief...... Farm expenses. Contingencies .$1987.97 . 279.01 V 267.21 . 2347.67 . 59.30 . 849.58 .1312.31 .' 676.70 .m»—- OBITUARY. ^ whenever they know of a case.'fe'quir- lag it *but many times there ^ar.e mild caseB, scarlet feVs^ffdr instunpe,-that they never hear <al nptil^af-ter they\ are able to be Pllt1;;^^p|pt)le .bfeng. afraid of being quarantined, refraini from callsng a |>JiyaJb|ant'^^Sjujla^; ^a's\e^f?scSrlBT^e^^elTec'ted-'MignT be the cause of ,an epidemtc, v4th re- Rltlag loss of life, deafness, blindness *4 i *,i as.3. many qthei: .maladies, A large percentage 6f the. people are with us in this wprk, bttt there are many who have not been sufficiently enlightened to- appreciate the danger they ai e in until it is too late. ; 9 •t D.tSfBNCJERj- %^ &,\'\*& Health,''Office'r of*Tdwn_and Village; of Croghan;. * «r.< -j /Hamilton Augustus Johnson. any friends were surprised and IfrtJEjeked to learn of the death of Ham- '•'''*''n Augustus Johnson, which occur- last Sunday morning after an ill- ISess of an hour and a half. The cause of death, wits- apoplexy. . : h Mmr!pkmpn -was born at Newport. Jlerklniter county, May \9 1839; and^ wHs a son of Daniel and Mary White 4 J -s r .Views of Professor Breeze In regard te the examination of children of the public schools, Profes- sor Breeze, principal of the Lowville Academy, was asked for his views on this particular phase of the discus- sion and they are expressed in the following letter: It is my opinion that all will agree io^SJ^sl^^^eolitrg -when a bo£ and resided in tfiat place until .1884, when Lne moved to LqwyiUe, wfa\ere he has §ince residei^^ebruary 18, 1863, he was unftSd.-fh-marriage with Miss Martha Peebles, who died in April, 1894. On October 16, 1895, he married Mrs. Emma A. Niebergall. In politics Mr. Johnson was a staunch Republi- can. ' He was a good citizen and kind *heighbor, a man of strict integrity .fljnd sterling worth, and his death will Be' mourned by a large circle of ifrfends, among whom, he was highly 'fltesiiected. Besides his widow, he leaves a daughter, Mrs,- F. M. Ross, of Lowville, and a son, Charles D. Johnson, who resides in the west. Fu- neral services were held from his late liojne Tuesday afternoon at '2:30 o'clPck, Rev. A. C. Louckfrof the Meth- odist Episcopal church, officiating. The bearers were F. M. Ross, Myron Ross, Floyd Ross, Roland Peebles, ^fefe^SS^i ?7778.75 The cash receipts were reported as 'beiB|jg$37.86 received from the State Bdafa^df Charitiej|*i6r\ board, and $742,15tni:«ceived from farm produce sold.., _.^ A v . ( ... •\Jjflfls \•'e'xp'ense account does not in- olude the items of heat, light, and water, which were provided for through the Building Committee of the Board of Supervisors. This year, however, these items will appear, by order of the Board, in the disburse- ments of the Superintendent, the ap- propriation for the Poor Department having been increased to cover the items. Profit in County Farm. In a supplementary report Sled by the Superintendent the produce from the county farm is shown to be worth the sum of ?3506.\42. Tjie expense of operation was, as shown, $1,312.31, and the farm proBt - was therefore $2194.11', a-, showing\ which reflects credit upon the superintendent's, good management. Local Industry End*. Prosperous Year With A Doubled Dividend. Directors Elected For Ensu- ing Year.\ The stockholders pf the Asbestos Burial Casket Co. h$ld their annual meeting on the 22nd, elected directors\ for the ensuing year and ratified the payment of the regular dividend of ten per cent on the ^tpcff of the com- pany, with an extra, dividend of ten per cent, which had-been declared a few days before. ( The directors elected Were as fol- lows: Warren R. Fitah, JfSederick S. Easton, Corydon R. 'fiiod^ett; George D. Jackson, Rufus J-J Rici$rdson, : V. Lansing Waters 1 ', Frank % Stoddard, Edward E. Fowjer, Willianj A, Kelly, Charles K. Doig, and Morgan A. Stod- dard. •\ ' -1 •' Fplldwing the stockholders' nLeetfiig the directprs organliiied .by th^ : -elec- tion of Warren R. 'Fitchi. preis(dent; Frederick S. Easton^; vl^e fr^|ident; and Frank S. Btoddif^j sec|efea$y and treasurer. An |xedutfv* (jp's^inittee consisting ofJK. Ji^|tlcha^a«inj.¥'. S. Stoddard aiHt&W* A;-^Ce11jf %^si alsp named. • •^•>- •'•'*•• % VV^'^- The cenjjp«ny is opera'ting with a full force of about 4,0j.\.men a^d the conditions are such tft.at'no let'^JP In the business of the'cojipany is'anti- cipated. In the 25 yelrs during which' this company has bdeft; doing business in Lowville, there nave been only three times when it lias been neces- sary to reduce the force for the pur- pose of disposing pf ' surplus stock. FORMING f AH Hi MEETING OF LEWIS CO. FARM IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION. Johnson^ WitfefcbJs^oar^n^. ^^eniJ^f If&.^tsl \ra^te -«f„*b^-f«rrafc-*ro £ that to have all school children given a thorough physical examination when f and J. A. Niebergall. \Those present Lowville Tent of f»1accabees. The following haye .been installed as officers of Lowville Tent, No. 589, K. O. T. M.; Commander,,Leon Duflo; record keeper, F. J. Kphler; chaplain, Frank Alexander; magter at arms, Ar- thur Phillips; sergeant, Henry Twit- chell; first master guard, Frank Duflo; second master guard, Charles Leland; sentinel, Adelbert Ruslelo; picket, Dewey Butts; trustee for three years, Louis Bush. F. 6. SNiebergall is past commander. P. J, : Kohler acted • as installing officer. Following the work a sumptuous repast was served. The ladies were present. The Support of the Farmers and Bus- iness Men All That Is Needed to Ensure Success.—Immediate Evi- dence Required That Bureau Is Wanted to Ensure $1,000 Appropria- tion from Crop Improvement So- ciety.—State and Federal Appro- priations Assured. The story is tpld in the headlines. C. Fred Beshart who has just returned from Albany, where he attended the annual meeting of the New York State Agricultural Society, has had charge, of the detailed arrangements of the further organization of the farm .bureau and reports that 22 counties in the state are organizing these farm, bureaus, that the amount of cash available for New York frpm the Crop' Improvement Society of Chicago is limited and that not much more will be apportioned to this state, but that Lewis ceunty will receive $1,000 if its farmers and business men really want it. Important Meeting Called. The pnly requirement, new that a county appropriation is made, is that the movement must be backed by a streng local organization and in the absence of a chamber of commerce, the Lewis County Farm Improvement Association has been organized to stand sponsor for the farm bureau. The membership of this organization must be enlarged and for the purpose of perfecting the organization and in- creasing the membership, a meeting of the association and of those desir- ing to promote the prosperity of the A. agricultural interests of the county ' .. PERSONAL*. W. W.' Stevens ft crlticajjv^^with pneumonia-. '?' Van Lewis, pft Potsdam who-fojmcr- ly served as cornetist with the Low- ville Band, is spending a few days 'n town. Louis Garnsey pf St. Lpuis, MP., is visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Garnsey. Miss Ethel Smiley is entertaining Miss Dorothy Coddington of Syra- cuse. Mrs. George Moyer is confined tc her home on Shady kvenue as the re- sult of a painful accident. As she was going down the .cellar stairs the step gave way and she fell, breaking the ligaments of her leg and perhaps fracturing it. Mrs. Cuthbert C. Fropt and daugh-. ter, Margery, have returned fr.om New Rochelle, where they have been spending some time with friends. Mrs. LeRoy W. King and Miss Ed-J na Allen are visiting relatiy.es in Adams. -... y ; Mrs. John Cah'nan will entertain j' the ladies of the American Wpman's; League this (Saturday) evening. W. F. Phelps sailed Wednesday for! Panama to visit his son, Mar.Jpn' Phelps, who is located/there. **Z\.\ Mrs. Herbert Moympi and Miss Jen;, nie Moynan have Returned from a few weeks' visit in Waterloo, Can-'! ada. . J Miss Marguerite Abel! entertained Tuesday afternoon at h$?&itoi^%iJQv State street, in honor of %iim-,%0m: Moore, youngest daughter^pi-iMigS?' Mrs. Charles D. Moore wifoSe^^P|' riage to Louis N. Tousp^inJ;. dffl^|! village, takes place in ie'' near^M- ture. . ,, , -:7lf; Miss Helen Fowler is spendin&^JKJI I week with friends at Rome and Little cpujrrv ^JELDS MORE | T^AN AVERAGE OP isi Small Attendance at the Reports on Yields of Le< Crops as Compar<5# eragea. .'\ While it is always pli boost than to knock, it 1: duty bb a newspaper*,to facts and the facta reKarJ^ nell Extension School-, Hi paBt week, at the Acai i| was, to all intents a] failure. It is not me/ experts.g.wb.0 conducts/' were inepmpetent but of the county did npt p\f the pppertunity tures-which were ab// reglsjj-ration of- the J be'fc-ibii J / entering pur schPPls is quite impera- tive, when-the child's welfare is taken into account. It gpes witheut discus- Sipn that an irritation pf the body af- fects the.mind and that, of course, no . matter how produced has a detrimen- tal effect upon the progress of the child. An examination would often times bring to light some little trouble that might be corrected at once and with little attention. At our schools in LoWville an examination of the eyes and ears is made each year and this examination is made by the teachers. Some people are inclined to suggest that such an examination should be made by a physician, but I am not of that opinion. It is the duty of a teacher to know her pupils, and there is nO i better way of getting ac- quainted with them than to study them. If these examinations were iimifip'ftniented by the practiced physi- ^cian something worth while would re- sult, however. '' It is true that the state claims the right to< educate its children and in my mind to do that successfully means that the, state should go about the matter in an economic business-like manner. It seems farcical to think pf trying to educate a boy or a girl while some irritant exists. Any ill places one in an unnatural state of mind, and when a pupil is not happy in his existence he can not be train- ed economically. The school systems are expensive institutions and they are beund to become more so and a few dollars in examinations of the body to- gether with a few simple remedies might save much trouble and expense for \the state, home and individual. There are many mothers and fath- ers who are opposed to this sort of thing while on the other hand there are those strongly in its favor. If the use of common sense and good judgment in these physical examina- gpujd be guaranteed I am sure ^opposition 'would disappear. jfrom out of town were Mrs. Albert Peebles, Canastota; Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Smith, Mrs. Samuel Van Atta, Old Forge; Mr.-find Mrs. P. E. White, Mrs: W. B. Hill, Deer River; F. E. Gillette, Turin; Mr. and Mrs. Roland Evans,, Martinsburg; A. L. White, Adams; Mv H. Ross, Schenectady. Mrs. John Kenealy. Mrs. John Kenealy died at her home in Martinsburg last Sunday morning. Mrs. Kenealy sustained three strokes of paralysis during the past year, the third one occurring Friday night. She was formerly Miss Loretta Shepard, daughter of Anthony Shepard. She was born in Martinsburg 33 years ago. She was educated in Lowville, and for 17 years taught school in Lewis coun- ty. At the time she was taken ill she made her home on .Campbell street in this village. Her mother, Mrs. Shepard, died four weeks ago from the same cause. Her husband, and an infant daughter survive, also her.father and a brother, LeRoy Shep- ard, all of Martinsburg. The funeral services were held from St. Peter's church in Lowville at 10:30 Tuesday morning. Rev. Father George L. Mur- ray officiated and the remains were taken to Port Leyden. for interment. ducts, $7,42.15' w# : s realize in cash and food tB.ihe Value-of $2764.27. was consigned at the 'ceunty house. This item added to the cash disbursed for subsistence, as shown by the repert, makes a tptal for. the subsistence ac- count of $4752.24, providing that an entry of $2764.27 is made on the other side of the ledger, to the credit of the farm. The number of inmates was 44 a t the beginning of the year covered by the report and the same at the close of the year, although 31 persons were admitted during the year and the same number discharged. May Work With Farm Bureau. . In View -of the appropriation of $500 by the Board or Supervisors for the establishment of a farm bureau, the Democrat asked Superintendent Strong if it would be feasible for a portion of the county farm to be placed under the management of the director of the farm bureau, whon he shall be apopinted, with a view to making the farm a county demonstra- tion farm and local experiment sta- tion, on which improved crop rota- tions might be illustrated and \pedi- greed,\ grains and potatoes raised for distribution to the farmers of the county for seed. Mr. Strong heartily approved the suggestion and pointed to the report made by the Superintendent of the Poor of Alleghany county who raises pure bred Jersey cattle on the county farm, with the result that the herd earns an amount equal to the entire expense of keeping the county poor, relieving the tax-payers from any bur- den whatever on this score. \V\ County Home Ranks High.'Oa. It is a pleasure to note that «un\ county home ranks among the five or six in the state which are scored as perfect by the state board of chari- ties. Frat Boys Will Furnish Fun With Judge Kilts to Boss Another Play. Along early in February, on the> ev- ening\ of the fourth, to be exact, watch out for another good show, for the boys of the Phi Delta Sigma Dramatic Club are planning another productipn, with the ever popular Judge Hilts in command, which is a guaranty of a good production if one were needed, when the Frat boys' start an evening of fun The play will be \Too Much John- son,\ and the cast will be as follows: Augustus Billings, Earl R. Barrett; Mrs. Augustus Billings, Miss Chris- tine Virkler; Mrs. Upton Batterson, Miss Gertrude McGrath; Mr. Francis Faddish, Harvey L.. Day; Leonora Faddish, Miss Cora Kent; Henry Mac- intosh Frank J. Claffy; Joseph John- son, Esq., Lael W. Breeu; Mons. Leon Dathis, William Evans; Frederick Lloyd Hutchins, purser, Anson R. Kieb; Steward's boy, James McGrath; Sellery Looton, Ernest Martell; Mes- senger, Harold Fairchild. Annual Military Euchre Parfy? The annual military euchre party given by the Lowville Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolu- tion, for the benefit of the Lowville Free Library building fund, will be held at the G. A. R. hall, on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, January 28 and 29. The invitation committee re- quest, that if possible, the responses be sent on or before Saturday of this week, as the tables will be arranged ~y^j [ in the order that the acceptances are received. Julia Stephens. The remains of Miss Julia Stephens, who died in New Yprk Friday, were brought to Lowville for burial. Miss Stephens was a daughter of the late Cornelius Stephens and was formerly of this place, going to New York about 14 years ago, where she was employ- ed in one of the schools. She was 44 years of age. BIRTHS. Green—To Mr. and Mrs. R. X Green of Lowville, January 21, a daughter, Oaster—To Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Oas- ter, of Martinsburg, January lyth, a daughter, Alice Ernestine. In Memoriam. With the dawn of the New Year one of the cherished members of the Mis- sionary Society of the Presbyterian church, Mrs. Cornelia Stoddard Scott, passed to the higher life—one who at all times had her lamp burning, and light shining to help those around her. By her gentle and quiet person- ality and her sincere interest in the Society she had endeared herself to her many friends and associates. She had positive convictions as to duty in all matters, and never digressed from them. She was frank and outspoken, and always ready to give reasons for her faith. And it is the sentiment of this so- ciety that we extend to the bereaved daughter -sincere and heartfelt sym- pathy in this dark hour, trusting it will be brighter bye and bye. MRS. GEORGIANA BOWEN, MRS. JOSEPHINE S. FOWLER, MRS. R. BELLE BOSTWICK. BASKET BALL. Lowville defeated Turin at basket ball last Saturday evening by a score of 22 to 6. The line up was a s fol- lows: Lowville Turin Forwards Dekin Manning A. Kieb Y. Smith Center E. Kieb .' H. Smith Guards Betting ^ Silvernail McGovern .... Burdick, C. Smith Friday evening Lowville defeated Turin by a score of 42 to 14. James A. Maloney. The death of James A. Maloney oc- curred last Saturday evening at the Windsor House. Mr. Maloney was taken ill with pneumonia several days ago at Brandeth Lake and he left that place for a hospital, but when he reached this place he was taken to the Windsor House, where he died. The remains wore taken to Boston, Mass., for interment. A good ad is the best salesman a merchant can employ. has been called for Wednesday, Jan- uary 29th, at 2 o'clock at the fire house on Dayan street. Financial Support Assured. In a nut-shell, the proposition is this: Lewis county will secure $600 from the state, $1,200 per year from the federal government, $60 a year from the New York Central Railway plus free transportation for the direc- tor of the bureau, and the county con- tributes $500, which has been ar- ranged for. The $2360 thus provided will pay the salary and expenses of an expert i-whtj. wjll heEt^he^isppsajl ,pt every farmer in\ the cpun'ty^*wKfiouf^c»sC , fpr advice, instruction and help, whp will make a special study pf the soil types ef the cpunty, with a view to their utilization at the maximum profit, who will introduce superior varieties of seeds and improved methods of culture and of dairy prac- tice. In short, the director will take to the individual farmer the results of the expenditure of hundreds of dollars in experimental work, which can be secured by the farmer, at present, only at the cost of much time and study. To Be Had for the Asking. And all that is required to bring this about is the desire of the farm- ers expressed through membership in the Lewis County Farm Improvement Association, that these facilities be placed at their command. The village of Lowville has bonded itself for a large sum in order to se- cure the benefit of a lot of state money in the improvement of its streets. The farmers are in a position to benefit from the expenditure of a considerable sum of outside money without putting up more than fifty cents a year and expressing their de- sire for the outside money. BUT THIS DESIRE THEY MUST EX- PRESS. Otherwise it will be assumed, and justly, that they are not interested in the work of improving the farming conditions, that they are fully satis- fied with their profits, that there is no room for improvement in this county, that Lewis county has reached its climax in profitable farming! The director of the farmers' insti- tute recently held in Lowville stated to a Democrat reporter that the aver- age of the farming efficiently of Lewis county was not more than 20 per cent, meaning that in his opinion the farm- ing land of the county was not yield- ing more than one-fifth of what it might be made to yield. If the work of a farm bureau, through a term of years, resulted in an increase of 10 per cent in the profits of farming in the county, it would be well worth while, even if the cost was a charge against the farmers, which it is not. Mrs. Harvey FarringtOD attended the tenth anniversary of the Boon- ville Chapter, Daughters of the Amer- ican Revolution, on Tuesday last, as regent of the Lowville chapter. A banquet was served in the evening at which the gentlemen w\ere present. Harold J. Richardson is home from an eastern business trip. Miss Grace Loren entertained a fe\v pf her friends at her home en State street last evening: S. Brewn Richardspn,\aesistant cpin- missioner of agriculture, addressed the students of the Ne# York' State College of Agriculture at Cornell Unl- v^r^ttK-^^^^^^i^g^'c^i.^ts- ManUfaeture ' and Care.\ Mr. WLCW ardson recently appeared before/ the - special committee en public healfc in connection with regulations affecting the branding of cheese. Mrs. Eugene Arthur entertained the ladies of the Presbyterian church Fri-' day afternoon at her home on' Shady avenue at a thimble party for the la- dies aid society of which she is pres- ident. ''*!&> Frank Claffy .has resigned his posi- tion with the Lowville Herald. Mr. Claffy will be associated with the F. Albin Burger Insurance Agency. a.boff hsUf of that of a year 1 ^^ tn.te a$«jidance did not equa'ftbJB,; istraifeldg^.. It -will dojiS ttsrie before Cornell sends it^ tp. Lowville \again for a weekliFtlM v| fisprt Of work, not, surely, until there iSs, real demand;fpr the instruction* -by the farmers and assurances t-bj^t the' v TtectureB will be attended- Tby .seh\° . .• 1 reasonable number of thpee inter- fsted _• In preparation for this^worlC ProieS' spr E R. Minns had compUed a great * amount of data, based on tne last census, relating tp the relative pioditc- tipn of laripus crops per acie in Le\v- is county as compared with other counties and with the- aversjte throughput the state * *bis informa.--^/ j'tiori Professor Minns kindly placed the disposal of the Demo! r^r*mjpniig that ;t-«iight be of Intje/J^Jp^it ^ circle M farmeis-^ftSo- 1 ''-^^™' tent eg* the lect'.r4^\ *»' •? -i „ Avewge Yields fn Ljmis bounty It appears froga these figures' thdt ngurea* ,if tno'gs Installation by Foresters. At a meeting of Court Lowville, No. 1639, I. O. F., held last Monday even- ing, the following officers were in- stalled, District Deputy George O. Jef- fers acting as installing officer: Chief Ranger, Patrick J. O'Connor; vice chief ranger, Charles L. Stiles; re- cording secretary, E. V. Mitchell; financial secretary, C. N. Rogers; ora- tor, Mrs. VanWagoner; organist, Miss Madge Moren; treasurer, Dr. F. A. Crane; senior woodard, William Ham- blin; junior woodard, Fren Van Wag- oner, Jr.; senior beadle, Mrs. M. N, Segovis; junior beadle, John Schantz. Subscribe for the Democrat. ) ALL AROUND TOWN. The initiatory degree was conferred on a class of several candidates at a meeting of Zenith Chapter, No. 346, O. E. S., held Friday .evening. At an adjourned term of the Su- preme Court, held in Lowville, Jan. 18th, Henry Asmus received his final naturalization papers.- , Miss Gertrude Dean entertained the Study Club Tuesday evening.' \The Return of Peter Grimm,\ by Bayld Belasco, was taken up. The Corinthian bowling team of Utica rolled a game with Lowville on the Williams alleys recently. In the five men match Utica defeated the local bunch by 11 pins, while in a two man match following, Lowville won out by 105 pins. In the near fu- ture a game will be rolled in Utica. At the anual meeting of the Low- ville Band held the 16th, George M. Hutchins was elected president, Fred Pfeipper vice president, Miller G. Sherwood secretary, George L. Gou- tremont treasurer, George S. Hubbard business manager. The program for the Lowville Grange, which meets Saturday, Jan- uary 25th, is a s follows: Song, \Amer- ica;\ members will be asked to make suggestions for rural life improve- ment and a prize will be given for the best practical suggestion as determin- ed by the judges; song, -selected; \A Forward Look,\ Prof. H. A. Hopper; song, selected. Saturday evening, Mr. and Mrs. D. l H. Phalon were pleasantly entertained by about 50 of their friends and neigh- bors, who gathered to observe the 20th anniversary of their marriage. The evening was spent with cards, refreshments were served and before departing the guests presented Mr. and Mrs. Phalon with table linen and china, expressing their best wishes for a long and happy future. At a meeting of the C. J. McMorrow Council, No. 781, K. of C, to be held next Tuesday evening, the second de- gree will be conferred on a lsrec class of candidates. Past District Deputy David Enriglit of Lamoyne Council, Syracuse, will assist in con- ferring the degree, after which a ban- quet will be served. All members are requested to be present. acre aa Jigainst t\ L39tons and a n tiv\ county 1 49 tpns 152.6 r-ushels in I ferson and 1232 W the tate. Beans els, about the. stat, _ wheat runs two bushj^ under\ fb^ .siate a-ierage of i%^T bushels*, white oats run less thgsfc a tfushel under the asverass^of 2fr7 tnisaelp Barlfey pro- ;tb.e-stat#*na ^n***-**\ 1 \??£ Cipher, UmofWftaa * mixture Of 5 ox* all average atfcve the state and all e^ ceed the.J^tfeWn county which fall confeerat^iii of the state*-- 1 ' WttlS' In'ese figures show that the average .soil\ of this county is at least as productive - a s the average sPil of the stater^ie figures pf production per square< ; mile make one Pf the poor- est showings of any county in the state, due, of course, to the large amount of*«practically waste land. Very mUch of this cleared land might be brought under a higher state pf cul- tivatipn and much of i t should be re- forested as experts have frequently pointed.out .- Treatment of Sandy Soils. Asked as to the best treatment pf the sandy soil.east of the Black river, Professpr Miniis said, \I should first of \all get a crop of buckwheat or rye to be plpwed- under, tp increase the humus. Then, with this as a fpunda- tipn, apply Hme and raise legumes. The soil can be brought up t o a high state of fertility by proper treatment and this fertility can be maintained by a proper crop-' rotation.\ All of the lectures delivered during great interest to the few who heard them. In Honor of Miss Mjopre. The home of Miss Marguerite Abell was the scene \of a very pretty shower Monday afterno'oil, when the hostess entertained in honor of Miss Sarah. Moore, whose marriage t\o Louis Tous- saint will occur' at all ' early date, - Those present besides the guest of honor, Miss Moore, were: Mrs. M. A. Phillips, Mrs. Henry C v Rich, Mrs. Charles E. Pelton, Mrs. LeRpy W. Arthur, Miss Katlierihe Beshart, Miss Margaret Boshart,„ Mifis, Anna Tous- saint and Miss • Emily Hesler. The young ladies sp£nt the afternoon in tieing a comfortable for .'the bride. Following the work a dainty luncheon was served in the dining rQom, which was prettily decorated for the the oc-' casipn with bride's roSes, Surrogate's Court. The following business has been transacted in Surrogate's Court: Estate of Maria Harris, late of the town of Diana. Order entered dis- charging executor from further lia- bility. •Estate of John H. Sinith, late of the town of Harrisburg. Order enter- ed discharging the administrator from all further liability. Estate of Sarah E. Spaulding, late of the town of Denmark. Last will and testament admitted to probate and letters testamentary issued to DeWitt C. Spaulding. Estate of John Artz, late of the town of New Bremen. Letters of i ad- ministration issued to Grace Artz and Harold M. Shaw. \^3 »' 'm

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