Croton Falls News A Weekly Review of Events of a Live and Growing Town. Two thunder storms and two snow storms this week. The thun der and Jightniug early on Thurs day morning were extremely heavy and kept many people who dread those disturbances from enjoying their morning slumbers. It is said that we have two more snowstorms still to our credit before real spring 6ets in. May they be as short and as 6weet as possible. \WiHi the advent of warmer weather work is starting up at the Hemlock dam. Over a hundred men have been taken on during the week. A. Vail Smith and family will loave some titiie next week for their new home in Somers, Conn. Their many friends in this place are ex ceedingly 6orry to have them leave Croton where they have filled a large place in the social life of the town and will be much missed here as well as in their church at Purdys and in the Baptist church and Sun day School here, where they have been active and helpful ever since they came here. Mrs. Ernest Butcher, of Oil City, Penn , and Miss May Butcher, of Hartsdale. were guebts of Dr and Mrs. P. L. Hitchcock during the week. FORD'S, that's all; immediate delivery. Notice special mention next v\eek. Catalogue cheerfully mailed on request. A.W. CHAMBEKLIN, Automobiles., Telephone 110. Croton Falls. Bills are up announcing an auc tion of personal property belonging to Mrs. A. V. Smith to take place at the Whitlock store next \Wed nesday morning. Mr. C. L. Wells, the theological student who so acceptably filled the pulpit at the Presbyterian church on Sunday last, will\ preach again next Sabbath morning and evening. All the usual 6erTices will be held. Rev. R. P. Gibson and family will sail from Savannah, Ga, on the 24th inst, for the north Charles Gaming, who not long since sold out h 'i6 share in the build ing firm of Adams & Ganung, bus decided to seek a residence in Brewster, it is reported, and has sold his home here—a pleasant place with large lawn and a commanding view—lo Thos. Quinan, who is to be congratulated on securing so pleasant a home in Croton. Mr. Ganung and his family will be much missed from this town They will probably leave here some time in April. Rev M. II. Pogson, D. 1).. of Mount Vernon, will occupy the pulpit of the Baptist church on Sunday next Principal Beckwith, Mibt Mul- roy, of the Inter. Dept., and Miss Carroll, of the Primary Dept, have been abked to retain their positions for next year as teachers in our school. The work in all the rooms has been excellent and the Board is desirous of continuing, the terms of the present faculty for another year. Howard Taylor, who was ill la.~t week in Danbury, is at home re cuperating Miss Carrie Wood entertained a large party of friends at her home on Tuesday evening. A delightful time was enjoyed by all who at tended At a special meeting of the Cro ton Falls Baptist church, F A. Purdy was elected treasurer to HIC- ceed his father, the late John C. Purdy, and at a meeting of the board of trustees Irving Purdy was elected trustee, alt>o succeeding his ' father. The entertainment in the Bap tist church on Wednesday was a financial success. Mr. Hall is visiting his daughters, Mis A.Juengst and Mrs. Overfield, this week. Mo police officer has as yet been appointed to take the place of Mr. ISailiaiiiel Hopper, wltpse sudden death occurred a couple of weeks agn The inquiry is often heard as to what the luture holds for Croton in this respect.' It is felt that the piesence of our two officers has been a l::rge factor in preserving order about the village and the need is certain to he felt during tho coming summer, when several thous- and laborers will be v employed with- ia a mile of us, whose freedom to come and go is not re stricted in any way. Whether the cost of policing this town should be borne by the city of New York or the county is ..a mooted question, but there is no question as to our needs and we hope some provision may soon be made to insure a de gree of safety for this place and vicinity. Wednesday was the 13th anni versary of Miss Winifred Reynolds' birth, and ten of her girl friends were invited to enjoy the occasion with her at supper on that day. Many happy returns of the day. Mrs. Earnest Secord is expected to return home from the Presby terian hospital today. She has been away from home since last No vember. Mrs. C. C. Shepherd is a guest of Mrs. J. C. Purdy. Miss Libbie Durrin came today from her home in Peekskill to visit her brother, J. H. Moses. We are sorry to report that Mrs. Frank McCollum, of-Union Valley, expects to go on Frutoy to St. Francis' hosp.tal, New York city, for an operation which is deemed necessary. Mrs. Herman Juengst has her little sister, Miss Alice Dal}', of New York, visiting her. \Jim'' Whitney, colored, a war veteran and well known character hereabouts, who some time ago built a comfortable little one-room cabin on land belonging to the Juengsts, opposite the^ creamery, with his pension money, created some excitement here on Tuesday morning by rushing pell inell into D. W. Quick's hotel about ten feet in advance of two irate men who had chased him all the way down with knives in readiness for use. Mr. Quick saw him coming and let him in, fastening the door on his pursuers. It seems that Jim and the Italians had had some alterca tion about some coal left by the train near the tracks. The two men who live in a car near there are employed on the railroad track and claimed the coal. Jim claimed it, too, and emptied his gun in their ! direction and then fled, hotly fol lowed, to save his skin from. pnnc- tures. Policeman Forfe6t .heard the story of the foreigners -but? no , arrests were made. Jim later se- ; cured his best clothes, violin, etc., and departed for a more salubrious , climate until the ire of the Sicilian . \bad man\ is cooled. .Nobody was I cut and nobody was shot but they ' might have been if— See adv. of Mr. A. S. Avery as funeral director and licensed em- balmer in this issue. For Rent. A flat of 9 rooms, steam heated, hot and cold water, bath and al modern conveniences. Located ov er Benedict's store. For particulars inquire at DeWitt Ber.edicVs store OOD, SAMUEL, H.—IN 1VBMVUXCM TO AX OBDJCBOFUilli&ON TBAUK V. MTIJ.tBP, Surrogat e of th* Count y of WMtcbaaUr, notla * it hereb y giT«n,»coordln«t i lt«. tokllBtraoa s h«r- Img olalm i if tlna t 8AMUKL H.WOOD, lit * o f the vlUa f • of Katonah , dip — mi, t o exhibi t tfc* MM, wit h th* Tonehara thaiaof, to tha miliial^iil Administratri x of all and lingula r tb * gooato, ofcat tela an d credit! of aald deceased, a t bier plac e of transactin g builneea , th* offioe o f Barret t an d BuokbM, No. 2 Gran d street. Whit e Plains , N. T , o n o r before th* 21st dny of Septembe r A. D. 1M8. Date d this Mthjay of March . A D. 1(08. . OATBtiHrxB E. WOOD, Administratri x o f Jtstate of Bsmue l H Wood , deceased. UABBETT k BUOKBKZ, Altys . fo r Admrx. , Mo. 2, Gran d street. Whit e Plains , N. Y. A. S. AVERY, • Funeral Director and Licensed Embalmer, Croton Falls, N.Y.' Office™ Store of O. H. Clark. Telephone 118-y-6. Calls may be left at store or .resi dence of O, H. CLARK and will receive prompt attention day or night. Lady attendarft when desired. l£atonah Telephone 131. GET BUSY ON YOUR PLUMBING. Before it is t. >o cold look your plumbing over and have the necessary re pairs made Only a short while longer tb do this kind of work. H. L. Merritt Plumbing; Tinning Repairing* Katonah, N. Y. Hoyt Brothers Company Funeral Dirctors and Embalmers KATONAH, N. Y. Telephones: Company — - 115 W. H. Clark - 33 VV. H. CLARK, Residence, Bedford Road, Katonah; N.Y. Branch Offices; J. Smith Clark, Bedford Station ( Store, DeWitt Benedict, Croton Falls Mount Kisco News The Goings, Comings, and Social Happenings of Northern Westchester's Hustling Village. Malls Clo»e at ths Post Oflloe: GOING NORTH. 6.25 a. m. 12.40 p. m. 4-15 P- m. Closed Mail, South- GOING SOUTH. 7-57 »• n». 10.22 a. m.. 7.45 p. ». -12.45 and 5.23 p. m MAILS ARRIVX AT POSTOFFICK. GOING NORTH. GOING SOUTH. 8.12 a. m. 6.40 a. m. 10.37 a. m. 12.55 ». m- 8.02 p. m. 4.28 p. m. Closed Mail, South—7.35 p m. THE KATONAH TIMRS is on sale every week in Mount Kisco at the stores of Charles S. Ware and Benedict Brothers Subscriptions also taken for the TIMRS. either place at $1 50 per year. News and personal items of local interest respectfully solicited. 6 New Stock ol Goods We now have on hand a good assortment of goods in the various lines usually found in a General Store. GROCERIES We Guarantee Satisfaction and Price. in Goods DEWITT BENEDICT CROTON FALLS Miss Bertba Hendricks, of Pelham Manor, wae the guest over Sunday of Mrs Frank Dakin and other friends. H. H. Dickinson visited friends in Stamford the fore part of the week. Mr. and Mrs. Howard Whyte, of Brooklyn, spent Sunday in the village visiting J J. Whyte and famllj. Mrs. Frank Hunt, of Portchester, was the guest of her sister, Mrs. Mc- Carty, the fore pirt of the w«-rk. A very pleasant social of the Chris tian jlnrleavorers was held on Friday night of last week at the home of Fred Dromgoole The attendance was good and the evening was spent playing games. Refreshments were served. Last Friday afternoon Mrs John Wiltse, of Gregory street, entertained the afternoon sewing circle. Harry Piatt, of New Haven, Conn., visited his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J as. Piatt, of Main street, over Sunday. Walter Lyman has returned from his trip to Floiida The village lock up is now in an ex cellent sanitary condition. The floors of all four cells are concrete. The beds are so constructed that they can be raised in daytime, which of course gives more room in the cells New iron screen have been placed over the windows. R. W. Mason has ordered a Sterns automobile and expects to receive it from the factory In a few weeks. Mr. Mason may possibly enter the coming automobile race, and If so his son Her bert will drive the machine. Mrs. Lee Clemens, of Croton-onthe Hudson, was the guest on Monday of Mrs: E. 0. Hyatt, of Maple avenue. George W. Gorham, of Maple ave., has been Bick for several weeks with an attack of the week, but Is able to be out again. Green was the fashionable color on Tuesday. Several from here are taking the civil service examination with a view of getting positions as putrclinen r work in other capacities for the New York city watershed department. Virgil Banks and wife were guests over Sunday of Mr. aDd Mrs. Walter Stevens, of Arlington, N. J. Fred. Boehmer, of White Plains, visited his many Mount Kisco friends on Tuesday. Thos Maher, or the firm of Dlehl & Matter, hurt his arm a few days ago and has beeu unable attend to busi ness, spending the time with hie family in White Plains. Walter Reynolds is charge of his delivery route and Barry Brundage Is assisting in the store tor a time. The practice ol stealing flowers from graves in Oakwood cemetery continues. On Thursday of last week a lady of the village, whose daughter had been dead eight years upon that day, pur chased an especially nice and expensive bouquet and placed it on the grave. She visited the cemetery Sunday and not a flower had remained. It is suggested that if a guard could be stationed In the cemetery long enough to catch the thief, who should be dealt with In a manner befitting the offense, this thieving might be stopped. A bouquet tied with a ribbon is simply a magnet and the thought seems quite terrible to the-people not only that the flowers should be taken, but. that such people should be prowling about the graves. Their thieving propensity might lead them still farther. The Mount Kisco hlgl. school basket ball team will plav the teum from St. John's Military Academy, of Ossining, in tho opera house on Saturday after noon. Mrs. Crawford,of Y ;kt^wn Heights Is at the bom* of her parent*, Mr. and Mrs. B F. Banks, quite ill with a swelling in the face. She has suffered with it for some time and finally came here to be treated by her own phy sician . Elmer Flewellin, of White Plain*, visited friends here on Sunday. George Thomas and family, who for Some lime lived in on of Mrs Emily Fowl* r's houses in Prohlbi 'ljn Park, .vlll move on April 1st into a flat m Howaid BnPey's building on Kiaco avenue, uow occupied by Henry Davis and wife, who are to move to White Plains. Vliss Maria Smith of Mamarone.-k; was the guest on hunday ,f Jlrn. Au gusta McTavoy. The friends of Miss Mable Green gttve her a surprise->arty T'latSaturdny night Ab. >ut 20 were present and had a good time, playing gameSj etc. Re freshments were served. Mrs. Nellie Vandeveer, of Lexing ton avenue, is spending this week with relatives in New York. John Mulligan ancl wife, of Bedford Station, were entertained by Mr and Mrs. Edward Green on last Friday evening. Not long ago Frank Fowler moved hiB office from Armory ball to the opera bouse block. Guy Meres was initiated on Tuesday night into the Jr. 0. U. A. M. - Mrs. Mabee and Miss Carrie* Mabee, of White Plains, visited Mr. and Mrs. N. L. Newman over Sunday. Walter, the little son of Mr. and Mrs. George Hulle, was quite sick with gas tritis for a few days last week. For a day or so his condition was serious, but now he is about well again. Mr. Huelle came from Haverstraw for a short time owing to his son's Illness. On Monday evening, on the train which arrives here from New York at 10 o'clock, the body of Mrs. Emeline Sprlogsteel arrived and was buried in Oakwood cemetery. Rev. Mr. Wright officiated at the burial. Mrs. Spring- steel died at her home in New York, 239 W. ?lst street She was 61 years old. She was the daughter of David Marshall and at one time they lived in the open country near here. A large number of relatives accompanied the remains. A widower survived her. Howard Dlehl attended the concert at the Hippodrome OB Sunday night to hear Kubelek, the violinist. The morning service ol St. Mark's church was held at the parish house for a few weeks, but will be resumed again In the church next Sunday. Evening service at* p. m. at the parish house, as usual. The father of Edward Wehrum, of this place, died at his home in New York last week. A widow and several children survive him. . Guy Wiltse and Edward Jackson, Jr., gav6 an invitation dance at the opera bouse, tho guest of honor being Mr. Richard Tanner, of AlbaDy, about 60 being present and everyone enjoyed a pleusaut lime. Among the out-of- town guests were the Misses Slocum, of Bedford Station The fine sewing committee of St. Mark's Guild were entertained on Wed nesday afternoon by MrB. Frank Sut ton, of Moger avenue. Mr. Guerney, of Goshen, who was former manager of the Mount Kisco telephone exchange, was in the village the fore part of the week. Tho Daughters of Rebekah have set Monday evening, March 30, as the date for a necktie and apron party in their lodge room Miss Lorancie Potter has been on the sick list for a few days nnd on W edno Jay was obliged to leave the telephoue office. The many friends she litis maiio hire hope that her ill ness may not prove serious. Mrs. James McGuinn, of Stamford, Conn., is visiting Mies Ella Buckley this weelc. Mrs. J. Borden Harriman,-whose beautiful country house, 'Uplands,' l j near Mount Kisco, lest a d a-n^ nd horse shoe pin last week valued -it about 35,000, but owing to associate n worth much more to her. She woie it at the Metropolitan opera house Wednesday night and later took sup per at a Broadway restaurant. Upon reaching her home, 85 W. 49th street, •ho discovered her loss. Detectives were employed and advertisements in serted in the newspapers, but Mrs. Harriman had no hope of seeing the pin again. Last Friday her joy was unbounded when Henry Isaacson, a young lumberman of Brooklyn, called at her home with the pin, bavlog seen her advertisement He was at the opera and while in the foyer after thp performance felt his foot strike against something, which proved to be the valuable pin A token of spring—Italians are be- glnniug to flock to Mount Kisco. Many went to Italy for the winter. If present plans materialize, Maple av 'Due will have a fine business block Kisco Council, Jr„ O. U A. M., have decided to buy of Mrs Jelliff the bouse an 1 land she owns on Mtiple avenue, and there to build a three story struc ture containing stores, living apart ments uud a large lodge room on the 3d floor. A clergyman tmin New York offici ated at St. Maik's church last Sunday morning and afternoon. Mrs. Clan-nee White, of Maple ave , Is very seriously 111 with pneumonia. Louis Fish, t f PougLkeepsle, was In the village on Tuesday. Joseph Merrlam was on the sick list for a few da> s and, although able to be up, was not at his \filee. Mi*s Ella Fowler h»s returned from Moma V* rimn. where she. visited n cou.-iu wli is all >ut > go to California f ir 8 or in w.'ekrt. Mrs. list '1 be y uuu 1 '• -pli church »n\ 'n to incut In the I < >ur at w hich an mi uu Mich» I Huckloy is on the sick of the Methodist I ave an • i ertam- 1 'oni i>r the church ly in'iacMve pro- »uted One of the t c1> v. 1 aud witty <?ra'.ii will l •» p. f'Htutes will bi • llalogue. Wish F.mma Nnwman, of Maple nve uue, ga\e a piuty on St. Patrick's n'ght, whl'-h «a« larg-ly atteudedliy hot friends It was a \taffy pull\ and HS the guests were composed of both sexes, it goes without saying that there was taffy a'plenty. -Other refresh ments were served and games played, one of the principal ones being that of tying the tall on the donkey. There was music and all had a nlco time, not sajlug-goQd night until a late hour. A committee of women from, the Presdytenan church held a unique B ciable on Tuesday evening. It was called a 'pig killing,' but the name was misleading, the pigs being china af fairs—in reality money banks—which bad been given out some time ago for the recipients to fill. These were broken, a suitable slaughter block hav ing been provided. Different persons took part in the 'killing* and their witty remarks aroused\ much merri ment. The pigs yielded the fine sum of 8125, and* as has been stated this will go towards enlarging the Pres. byterlan church. The lecture room of the church, where the 'killing' was held, was appropriately with green andjrhite and the American and Irish flags. The program was also of an Irish character and was very much enjoyed. Miss McCormlck read: \Man Proposes, God Disposes,\ Beatrice Lawder recited and Mrs. Dunham sang Ireland's most beautiful song, \Katnaleen Mavoureen.\ . The color scheme was carried out In the refresh ments, as far as possible. What could be greener than a lettuce sandwich? Souvenirs In the shape of shamrock flags and lettuce leaves were presented. The attendance was large, many from other churches being present. It was generally admitted to have been one of the most original and pleasant en tertainments of the winter. George Brown, of Moger avenue, has been confined to his house a few days owing to his having strained the ligaments of one of his legs last Sat urday night. The fishing season has already com menced. River bass and large suckers are plentiful and good sized. The base ball association Is making preparations to bold a home talent minstrel and vaudeville entertainment on April 25ui. Rehearsals have al ready commenced. Frederick Meres, who was at the head ol eending the signatures of com muters to Albany to have ths present rate reduced to the former rate, has received word that a public hearing will be held In New York city on April thirteenth. Mount Kisco was visited this week by four young men from Danbury, who are considered the champion pool playors of Connecticut. A match was made between a Mount Kisco player and the poorest of the Danbury men and the game proved a cinch for Mount Kisco. Then the real champion was brought out, but no match could be made and the Daiabury men are out of pocket qu te~irlittle sum. The erection for village officers was the hottest one seen here in many years. There was great work done by the workers on both tickets and 539 votes were oast. The ticket beaded by Isaac W. Turner was elected with one exception, that of collector, Joseph Malone defeating John L. Sarles. Turner's majority was 84. On Wed nesday night the victors celebrated their election by having u band con cert nud lire works. A parade was to be held, but on account of the bad weather had to be douo away with. Miss Oertnivin Piersall is being en tertained this week at. the home Mrs. Arthur WoodlorJ, of Newark. It' 8 a hard heart which will be un touched by a little incident of the Collinwood fire. A little girl named Helen Marks, a pupil at the school, played truant 011 the morning of the fire and went t o a lady outsideof the city. Later, as the distracted father failing to find hor body among the groups of charred remains, had been prodding about the ruinsin vain and had seated himself beside the ruin's with his head in his hands, somebody clapped both hands overhiseyes and he heard the sweetest sound ho will ever hear: \Guess who it is, papal\ Utterly overcome, the scene then en acted between father and daughter left no dry eyes among the observers. The complete list of dead at the Collinwood school house fire now stands at 167. Up t o Sunday there were still 27 bodies, .where identifica tion was impossible, but the list of musing tulhed with the list of uniden tified. The suite legislature hns now appropriated $50,000 as a relit-f I und for the families of the victims, and tins will be apportioned by a citizen's committee on the ratio ol $ 100 per child to all families unable to bear the funeral expense. The coroner has found no individual directly re sponsible forthe disaster. The janitor is exonerated, ns he gave the alarm, opened the doors and was not re sponsible for the fire, which prob ably started from heater pipes puse- ing through a closet under t be stairs. The coroner found that the great loss of life was due t o the doors opening inward and the faulty construction of the stairways and halls. We are glad to Btate that the doors of the new Katonah school building all swing outward. The law requires that all buildings over two stories high have fire escapes. Our building in only two stories high, but never theless fire escapes should lead from the assembly room on the second floor, and an appropriation will bo ORked for for that purpose at tho next school meettntr. AFTER 33 YEARS' experience mil lions of users ot I, & M PAINTS claim —First, it w<v ' to 15 years—Secoud, it only ~osts f i j' p> i ^illon—T.nnl its the best they ve evo- used—Fourth, six teen thousand ageuts certify to these facts L. & M. Paint apencies: John O. Purdy. Croton Falls; Gfgen Bros., Gol- den's Bridge, M. Westcbtt, Mahapac, Mekeel Bros., Yorktown ^tiglUSr -CV-Xc- Tompkins, Somers Centre.