A llegany G ounty N ews The Most Tborous^blv Read Newspaper in Soutbern Alleganv and Northern Potter Counties VOLUME XX WHITESV.LLE, ALLEGANY COUN TY, NEW YORK, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3, 1914. NUMBER 33. 130 ATIENDEO IHE ODDFaLiSBANQUEI “^he Decor&tions, the Menu, and the After-Dinner Remarks Were All Ex cellent, and it Will be Long R e- memfaereu as a Succesful Affair- The fifth annual banquet of W hites ville lodge, No. I. O. O. F., and Whitesvill:.- Rebel;ah lodge, No. 4S3, was held at Chapin opera house last Tuesday eveniiif? 122 banquet tickets were sold, and tbcie were about 130 present The h a r was prettily decorated. The banqueteer.'? were seated at three Jong tables The repast, which was Verved by the Rebekah lodge, con sisted of bouillon, wafer-, escalloped potatoes, pressed c];icken, rolls, cran berry jelly, vegetable salad, olives, ice cream, aas-rted cakes, coffee and mints. Crittenden’s six-piece orchestra ren dered several selection's before and after the banquet was served. Noble Grand L H. W ildman gave the. address of weicomo, whicli was cleverly responded to by Noble Grand Lottie Allen, who also introduced the +oastmaster> Hcriyert M. Peet. Mr. Peet jocularly presented the soihse quent numbers on the a f te r dinner program. John C. Crittenden gave a -nteresting talk on “The Ladies.” Mrs I.iillian Temple sx>oke on “The Lodge and The Home.” Miss Stella Ladd rendered a delightful solo, “W ithout Thee.” Daniel H. Hall, v^lio was scheduled to spe-Ak on “Odd Fellow ship in a NutslioL ’’ was unable to he present. Mrs Martlia Kear, in her usual characteriL-t’c woman’s rights manner pleas^^a i-oj auditors with a salk on “This end T h a t”. Mi-ss Una Colvin gave a reading,“The Day of Precious P f ialties,” which w a s round ly applauded. Albert D. Howe, Jr., .-=>ang the popular English marching .-ong, “It’s a Long W ay to Tipperary’ T h e closing number was a very pro fitable talk by the D istrict Deputy Grand Master, f B. Epworth of An gelica, on “The Evv>]utton, of Our Or der ” The comniittGCs in charge of this eyent are to be congratulated upon Tie succes.-^ of their labors, a:& the fifth annual banone+ Is one long to be rememberer EKENOEOIN COURT WITH A FINE Card of Thanks -I desirs to expres'Hi my thanks to tb e ir a n .y kind peop’r* wixO' fo u g h t fire SO b r a v e ly and succ'egsfu lly a t th e con flagration rn my farm, near Ncrth ‘Bingham la ft Sunday afternoon. B'ecause c»f the inadequate w ater and the star'*- the fire had, it was be yond humai. power to .save the house but I want to express my apprecia tion of th>- excellent work done in saving the barn and other nearby buildings. E. Rooks -George Diidine, Plant Superintendent Of the Bc'l Telephone Co., of Weils vllle, Assaulted another Man for A lleged Implications. WELLSVILLE, ‘Dec. 1, — George ■ D iidine, plai t supuintendent of Bell Telephone Co., was arrested Monday, charged wTli an assault on W. J. W eldner, also connected with the com pany. Mr Diidine plead not guilt:.’\ and was given a 1 h t»ring before .Tus- tice Leonard Monday aftem o o i. At torney F E O'Connor appeared for W eldner and Attornev E rnest Horn- burg for ti c defendant. The trouble grew out of aii alleged story which Diidine claimed W eldner had circula ted, inferring th a t Diidine had b-^en paying attention to other women than his wife. Diidine took th e law into his own haiids and proceeded to take it out of W eldner personally and from all accounts he did a good job. Mr. W '-dner in his deposition states that on Monday morning one of the workmen informed him that Mr. Schenck wished to see him in the ba's nient, th a t Diidine followed him into the basement and said, “I will show you, talking about me.” W liereupon Diidine attacked liim and gave him a severe thrashing. W eldner in his deposition says, “He began striking m e with liif fist about the head and shoulders. He struck me six or sev en times bei ore I crnld get away froii him,' then I got away and w ent up to the office of Mr. Fannders, the Presi dent of the of the company.” Justice I eonard found Diidine guil ty of ossauit a ? charged and fined him $10 which Diidine paid willingly, re m arking it well worth tlie price. OESTRraiBYm Large Houte on Farm Owrtcd by E. Rooks, a Mile and a Half From North Bhsgham, Was Completely Destroyed Sunday. The large house ou the farm about a mile and a half southwe'st of North Binghsfon, owned by E. Rooks- of W hitesville, was totally destroyed by- fire last Sunday aft-ernoon, shortly after four o’clock. The farm is oc cupied by George' Vanderhoof and family. Ail th . family were aw,ay except Mr. and Mrs. Vanderlnoof. W hen one the boye was returning from Sunday Sshool, he noticed a large volume of smoke was ccminig out throug’.J the shin'gles. and he ran home and gave the alarm. Help was summoned, .people turning out enmais?e from the neighborlicod and auto loads arrived bn the scGn-e from Harrieon Yalley. It was. impos sible to saxc the house, but a large share of the household goods wei'e sa ved. A very' large barn, valued at $5000, is located but 30 feet from the sits of th e house, and th'- energies' of the fire-fighter.q were centered on saving th a t buildh\.g vdiicli w a s successfully accomplished. The barn caught fire severa'' tin e s , hut each time the sparks were subdued.. Tlie burned house was considered th-e bes-\ li-':’.:se in the town of H a rris on and was valued a\* $4000, which is partially covered by $1500 insurance. Mr. Vanderhoof suffered a loss of nearly .$1000 on his household goods with no insuiance. A large quantity of potatoes ir. the cellar, half of which were Mr. Rook’s and the other half Mr. Vanderhoof’s, were an entire loss ot both The fire ic- supper td to'have caught from the cl'im ney. which it is tlio’t burned out that afternooiv and in some way set fire to the garret. TheHorseThatDrew the Load FORMER GENESEE GIRL INSAOTRAGEOY GENESE W. C. 1 U. GENESEE, Dec. 'l —The W. C. T. U. will me !; ar the home of Mrs. Hat- Reynolds Dec. IG at 3 p. m. The iollowing program will be given; Devotionais, Mrfe Lucina Hill. Singmg, America. Roll Gail: Christmas Quotations. Reading, Mr.s. Grace Reed. “How to Have Christmas -all the Year.” Mrc,. Maude Reed. . Christma.s Literature, Mrs. Emma Lane. “Aut-obiography of a Pocketbook— Dec. 26”, Mrs. Gertrude Chapman. Clirlstmao Story, told by Mrs. Liz zie Kenyon. Hov/ to Make or Mar Christmas, Mrs. Hillman, followed by general dis cussion of the subject. W. C. T. U.Penediction. YORKS’ CORNERS GNKALIST UOIES' SALE NEXE WEEK % The UniversaliSt ladies aid will siiold its annual sale of aprons, em - 'oidery work, etc.,' at Chapin hall, ursday, Dec. 10, afternoon a.nd evening. The men will serve one of iheir papular sn.jpferg for igc. Danc ing from S 10 1^ for 35c. Engine Break-Down Causes Trouble The News office has been th e scene cf much trouble thns week, hence we f.re late YrRh the paper. A crippled engine was tlie root o f 'a l l the tribu lations. YORKS, Nov. 24—John Cook died Sunday Nov. 22, age 64 years. He was lound unconscious near his barn. He seemed to rally for a few days and then' failed rapidly until the end came. He is sui v'ved by his wife, two sons and two daughters, Mrs. Jam e s Rahr Leo, Julia and William all of this piace. Mx\ Cooiv will be missed by his family and neighbors as he was a friendly, genial man. Little W ithey has been very sick but is reported better. Alvarus Gardner is having the Quinsy. Leonard Tliggips injured his hand badly whil^ shoeing a horse Tues day, Dr. Comstock found it neces sary to tak*^ six stitches. Mrs. Chijecn v a s calling on Mrs. C. R. W ithey Sunday. The friends of W.H . Rogers will be pleased to know tliat he arrived in Califor. i-i safe and is well. Miss Ma.’gaivt Skinner is on the sick list. J. S. Clair of Wellsville, is loading i potatoes ai Mapes this week for C. P. Johnson. By HERBERT KAUFMAN Author of'^'Do Something! Be Something!** A M O VING van came rolHng' down the street the other day with a big-spirited Percheron in the center and two wretched nags on either side. The Percheron was doing all the work, and it seemed that he would have got along far better in single harness, than he managed with his inferior mates retarding his speed. The advertiser who selects a group of newspapers usually har nesses two lame propositions to ev e r y pulling newspaper on his list, and just as the van driver probably dealt out an equal portion of feed to each of his animals, just so many a merchant is paying prac tically the same rate to a weak paper that he is allowing the sturdy profitable sheet. Unfortunately the accepted custom of inserting the same adver tisement in every paper acts to the distinct disadvantage of the meritorious medium. The advertiser charges the sum total of his expense against the sum total .of his returns, and thereby does himself and the best puller an injustice, by crediting the' less prodp.dtive sheets with results that they have not earned. There are newspapers in many a town that are, single handed, able to build up businesses. Their carculation is solid muscle and sinew—all pull. It isn’t the number of copies printed but the number of copies that reach the hands of buyers—it isn’t the number of readers but the number of readers with money to spend— it isn’t the bulk of a circulation but the amount of the circulation which is available to the advertiser— it isn’t fat but brawn— that tell in the long run. There are certain earmarks that indicate these strengths and weaknesses. They are as plain to the observing eye as the signs of the woods are significant to the trapper. The news columns tell you what you can expect out of the advertising columns. A news paper always finds the class of'readers to which it is edited. When its mental tone is low and its moral tone is careless depend upon it— the readers match the medium. No gun can hit a target outside of its range. No newspaper can aim its policy in one direction and score in another. No advertiser can find a different class of men and women than the publisher has found for himself. He is judged by the company he keeps. If he lies down with dogs he will arise with fleas*. (Copyright.) Mr. and Mr-s. Floyd Kibble, Former ly of W ellsville, W ere Asphyxiated in the Apartments In Elmira, Mon day. yivf F ly of WeUcville, \were found dead iu their apart m ents 'at Elm ira Monday ACT WITH CAl Governor-Elect Whitman Warned in the Hou le of His Friends of the Perils of the Republican Destruct- tive Program, che New York Tribune: From There is a big\ jc-h for Mr. Whit- mani to do in this state and it should be done in big fas'hion, not in the neon. Mr. Kibble wai& about 21 yeas 3 uttle w. y of plum picking, of age and was the sou of Mr. auu Mrs. M. D Kibble of WoRsville. Mrs'.Kibbie who was a bit younger than her iu-sband, was the daughter of Mr. .and Mrs. Jeffersioiii W alden of Andover, formc-rly of Genesee and Shongo. The couple had been m a r ried about fiv^ months. Death was due to a.ip].yxiation by gas. The you2 .g man was a steady and valiued employe of the National Alum inum W orks of Elmira, which moved to tlia-I place a few montb.s ago ^roin W ellsville, where he first be- com,e engaged in his work. He was m arried to Miss Lottie Walden in July of this year, and Llmiira OmCIAlTESlERWRIIES 3 ROBGEO MONDAY NIGH! Praises J. A. Crittenden Very Highly For His Initiative and Industry in Conductinq the Dairying Business in Prope- Mannor. Editor, The News; It IS my pleasure to be for a few days with -leople of W hitesville. If I understan i aright the agricultural condlto'iis in this .section, as well .as all section.\! of New York State, I can not he’p expressing my entlius- iasm for *he great future now open ing for the farmer. This future, however, demands one prim ary coudiition—.the farm e r must be continuy.lly on his job. He m ust be wide avake and progressive, will ing at all tim.es to learn, the best way to do hi.s work. He m u st in, other words, be a devoted student of About $125 in Stam ps W ere Taken Yeggs, Who Blew Safe Door Off !;//ith Two Charges of Glycerin. — Yeggs Sti'i at Large. FRIENDSHIP, Dec. 1.—The post office in. th\’s village was visit ad by a gang of burg].ars Monday night, the safe door blown off w ith two clisrges of dynamite or glycerin, and about $125 in .stamp® taken. The yeggs failed to get into the inner money bo. ftnd only a few cents in. money were secured. About 3 2 . m. Fred Brown, wbo lives in a fiat adjc.’u.ing the post of fice building was .awakened by a heavy explosion, -and looking from his rear window into the allay, sa>w a man nea\^\ the corner of the build ing. He fired several sbots from a agricultural conditions, and agricul- small revolver and this probah'ly \iural practice. L u I ess . th is condition frightened the gang away before- they is filled, im ie, or at least, mediocre got into the money chest. Raymond Corv/in, n.ight operator in the Federal Telephone exchange, saw rive men cioss the road and disapp.ear dotvn an afiey when the shots fired by Brown attracted his attention. The yeggs left their tools behind, but how they escap-ed is. not know.n. There was no indication whether they w-ert in .an automobile or rig, or w] . :-e they came from. t p to noon Tuesday Postm a ster Charles Estelle had been unable to open the money drawer in the safe. Tliere was not much mo.ney there, as the funds are kept-in the'bank. s«cc8ss will result In this r.'’‘speet, I cannot help ex pressing my deep apprecation to Mr. J. A. ‘'\nittenden of W hitesville, who IS doing pioneer work in this £-“Ctior*, in the imprevenaent of dairy cattle. Mr. LTittenden is the first to conduct an offcial test. At present he is testing two very promising cows. I fell that I am only expressing the opinion cf those who knov/ Mr. Crit tenden personally, when 1 say lie will make a sujcess of his work. His good common sense judgment, togeth er with hs knowledge of present agri- •ultural deman.ds will qualify him to be a leader in this work To many \*he need of official teT- ing is not apparent. Such a delusion can soon be eradicated from the mind According to estim ates made by com petent authorities, the cows kept in the United .^tates for dairy purposes, exceed 20,\)«'0 And that the av erage cow Joes -not give a' return exceeding -;40.CO per year Such a return un ier present conditions, means .no .mofit to the farmer.. It means the farm er is keeping a board er who does net pay for his keep. A very \■inproUtabe bus-iness. It means further th a t the farm e r m u st wake up and study this question of hr.eed improvement. Yvliat can we do? If ihe fa m e r studies his herd and by careful s\elect'on weeds out the unprofitable cows, he wiP he on the road to success. Such is the object I officio’s and* the bondholders of the offi ral test— to improve the committee in New York no decision cows of the state and to give every ‘ - - - . . . . respect B.«S.HASN0E BEN SOLO YEE South Buffalo Co. Unable to Buy Be cause Trulik Lines Would Not Pro mise a Division of Freight Earnings N e g etiatiors for the purchase of the Buffalo and Susquehr n na Railway lines be*w€ f n Wellsville and Buffalo, by the South Buffalo Company have practically been declared off. At the conference between the South Buf- when they moved to Elm ira they started in houseke'eping a.t 551 B'a&t Church Stieet. On Saturday Kibbie and his wife move.d to apartm ents in, the Marvin homestead at 409 DeW itt Avenue. The last seen of them was about noon on Sunday. About noon. Mon day they were both foun.d dead ir their room Kibbie was on the bed and his wife lay on the floor fully dressed. The ddors .and windows were closed and ,a gas fire burning, but there was a teak in the pipe con nection and the room was filled with unburnt gas. Mrs, Kibbie i.s survived by her par ents, and tLree brothers, W alter Wai son and Fred; also two 'sisters: Len.? Walden, and Mrs. 'Carroll Richmond, all of Andover; and a grandmother, Mrs. Sarah A. Haynes of Dansville. The dead man is- survived by' a father d m.otliGr, Mr. and Mrs. M. D. Kibbie; a brother, Frank, aind two sisteris. Mrs. Ira K n o x apd Mrs, Sdna Updj’ke, all -living in W e lls- Viil'6. Fu\eral services were held in. the Baptis* clnirch a t WellSYille, Wed nesday afternoon, Rev. Ira Hotaling Of We’^'-vilte, and Rev. F. M. Baker of Ando\\er officiating. MANUAL GP/EN FREE Every reader of The News may obtain free a copy of a new Illustrate 20 page booklet on the F o o t , amd Mouth di-svc.!=:-e. This manual h-gs- just been published since the epidemic began and contains all the latest authoritative information on the pla gue (a,l'l known facts) collected from official sources. ‘W hat the Disease ’ ‘W h at it Does,’ “How to |i’ight It and Ho-v to Prevent It”, are all clearly explained in this invaluable booklej>. How m a n y m illion s of dollars will be saved to farm ers who sen-d at once for tli s free book will never be known. A greater service has never been rendered to the farm ers of th e ' country than this -enterprise of Double day. Page & Co , of Garden City, N. Y., publislirrs of the new Farm e r’s Cyclopedia from the pages of which the new F o T and Mouth M aruai nas explanation of the disease e.-^r pro- the give In this rp could be arrived at owing to the re fusal of t t r trunk lines to promise a Happy Days Coming. In that happy day about to da\vra as Is predicted, when m inisters of the gospel after their sermons will lay aside their vestm ents to umpire Sun day baseball games, muscular Chris tianity will wear a mask and teach the players to respect the preacher’s wifi r-N e w York World. one a better living the farm er has moral dut:r. This is the work Mr. Crittenden division or' freight earnings to- the 3S devoting himself tc; he ha.s <i herd] ScuGi Buffalo people, which in my judgnaent is very prom-1 Howevox, Pitlsburgh capitalists .sing, xt wFuld be well for the fyrmers i d operate tli3 Buffalo, At - ‘ection, ownand operate the Buffalo, At tica and Arcade R. Pi-., are looking over the B, & S. and may purehase it. If they do r.ot, and no other pur- cha.ser is founa before Dec. 16, the road will T.r; abandoned. cf this s to visit Mr. Critten den’s farm and get from him \'alua- ble suggestions regarding the build ing up of a successful herd I am. Respectfully, G. W, Forster. Luperyiso: Teaspoon Not to Be Trusted. The teaspoon-is unreliable as a means of measuring a dose. It var ries from sixty to ninety minims. Unchfvafrous Comment. . Professor Rippman of London an nounces that ^rls begin to talk ear lier than boys. Yep! Earlier, oftener, longer and Exchange. duced. T h 's free manual desc^’hes Cause. Nature, Symtoms, Effects and Proper T^ea^ment of the disease; How to reco.gn ze t; Supplemei<tary Ef fects; The Chances and Rate of Re covery; Disease that Resembles Foot and Mouth disease; Measures for PTSven+;ion and Control; Disin fecting Inf-'.cted Prem ises; Treat- menl in mild eases; Foot and Mouth Diseases m Man; Brief Hstorleal Notes concernlrg the disease in this country a n j abroad; Effects in Europe; Fo'd and Mouth disease in Amer-can; ilistC T ical Summary; Hew the disease Spreads; Sketch of the PreSc n t O itbr- ah. Every owner of -cattle, hogs, sheep, horses a.nd ether farm .animalsshould wri\•.^ at onte for a cony cf this up- to the minute bulletin vrhich is mail ed postpaid Although the epidemic is being brought under ccntrol in many local- ties. the danger is not past, and nev/ outbreaks can or.^y b*'^ prevented by knowledge rn the part of stock own ers cf how to meet and fight the plague and to prevent tbeir animals from infection. If your herds and pens are being threatened a prepaid telegram to Doubleday 'r»age & Co., Garden City, N. Y. sign-td with your name and address will bring you a copy of this manual fr<^e by return mail and save you or. your neighbors thou.san ds of dollars losses. Send a postal eny- w ay ff^r ypa do n-''t knew a t what moment the scc-urge appear in your neighborhood.—Adv. From the New York Evening Post: There is one word of warning whiefi it is not too soon to ntter. Too much talk .is already heardt about legislating Oemocratis ont of office. It is said to be a qii'cstion not only of removing any incompetents, but of passing bills to remove those whose term,s have not eX'piried and against whom nothing can be urged except tbeir party politics. Reports a r e rife o f plans -to, ab o lish a w h o le series of t ffioes and then recreate them under ano'ther name and M l them with Republicans. We need not dwell upon the dangers of -such a course. I t is one thing to 'dean house another thing to set about providing a lot of party spoils. If Mr. W hit man were not deterred from the lat ter course from ■princip'le, he should be from poul.cy, since nothlnig could harm him more or earli'Gr provoke a reaction against his. administration. From the'-New York W orld: It is interesting to learn from day to day what BIr. W hitman in tends to do as Govern,or, but it would be more inte,restng to know what his party intends to do with Mr Whitman. It may be taken, for granted that Mr. Barnes will control the organ- \zation of the Assemhly and Senat'O. Ho will na-ne the speaker of the Assembly and the president pro tem Of the Senate. He will appoint the principal committees, as be did when Hngli'js' was GovernCr. la -©yery thing th a t he does Barnes will bo .supported oy th e sta t e leaders, wk-o belie ye tha t be, more than any other man, deseT^eis tlie credit for des^ troying Rcoseveltism in this state, and for sav-ing the reaictionary Re publican party that has finally crusb- ■ed th e Prfgressive -rehelllon. It is with Mr. BarneiS that 'WliitmaB will have to deal, and B arnes is as much of a Poubon as Penrose or Can From the Nevf York -Sun: “Dp»3artments and commissions are wholly superfluous” (Speaker Sweet’i phrase) anpli r'^\ to departm e n ts and commission i tne other fellows- -con trol' or admni'Ster. To legislate tthese out of existence, to turn their pat ronage over to the enlightened m an agem ent of our friends, is the high duty of the present administration- ^lecl. rills duty becomes more im pressively .apparent in direct propor tion to the number of supporters who feel that their services In behalf of \virtue slmuld reap substantial rec ognition. Bat the party thaV recon- structs the state service to m e e t the exigencies of the poltical situation must not lie accused of proposing “ripper bills”. Mea-ntim.i there exists a truly stu pendous Republican appetite in New York state. Mr. Whitnian, though warned by many eminent perso'ns who did 'n e t vote for him to bev/a-r© of personal ambition and the lure of 1916, know.s that a president is to be elected rwo' years from now. G. H. 3. NEW TEAM COMING TO FRONT GENESEE, Dec 1.—A very inter- f sting gam-t of basket ball w a s play ed a t Ewells’ hall, Friday evening, Nov. 27, between the “H a s Beens” or •■he team of ’13-’14, and the “Would Be’s” or tJj-e present high .school There are none of the old team in the high school this year and as they -sre all out of town, they thought Thanksgiving vacation would he a fine chance to sht w the “kids” hov/ to play. T h e h igh school boys are all new at the busine r, but they feel proud to think they -ost on'3- by 8 to 14, and boast that ? little more experience and they will net take a back seat for any of them Genesee has a record. And it is up to the present G..^H. S. boys to keep it. Boy.., you have the mater- 'al. Now, ? little rcore practice and show the people of this village some good games this winter. Notice of Annual Meeting The annual meeting of the stock- iioMers of the F ir s t National Bank of W h itesvJle, will be held a t the banking oifice, Tuesday, January 12, 1915, at 2 o clock, p. m., for the pur pose of electing 3. hoard of directors for the ensuing year and for the transaction of sui-n either business as may property come before the -meet ing. By order of the I ashler, Lester J Fortner Dated, W hitesville, Dee. 5, 1S14.