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Semi- Weekly. Semi- Weekij *B AD?8CiTE DEMOCRiBC PSfflCIPLES, II.® A m B i i S T S . . fOLUME LXIII. batubday , februaky 20, 1904. NUMBER 42 ISJEWYOKKIPOIAHD IN FUMES ( e i s t r a l & HUDSOMUDSOM RIVERIVER R.. !< & H R R R •riiae TalJle Nc. 7 T- In effect June 14 , 1 S 03 gg: S:::: §S: S:;:: i I- IS: |:;:: gg; §:::: P|i gg; 6. K r.oc B.3C n,i(! S.C 5 3.1B 5.10 9.10 8.K YoCi 7. « 10.» 10.44 *!6o 4.90 5.30 8.13 9.84 1.00 Train No. signal to t w Buffalo. to land pas- nn imaeengers SMUMengeia: ’ ^banYStatlon,N« »Bteal StetHHu Xew Toik- TM S TABIiB NO. 40, INlE»ffSCT JUKE 14,1803 ^lone.... ..... Fnlton Chain., McKeever ..... Otter L ake.,... White Lahe... Forestport..... ^ jffigot. Newport, Fenner^J OonnteyBaan’ ^dge- Utica... lb ’ .. 'Tih I'M 1 \51 Ui^ca .••••..* H e rklraer... Hast Bridge Conntrygaan’s .. County House.. M iadleville..... Fenner’s Girove. Newport............ Poland . .............. StravesviU e. .... Trenton Chasm P rospect J tin c t.. Hinckley.... Fnlton^Chain. Malone ............. i 11 fl,02 I ’l 3 n 7 06 10 3C 10 4t £10 46 £10 .W 10 55 11 §1 fu m 11 45 Grand Central Station New York. ■WXST-rSHORE - - R A I L R O A D — T im e Table No. 43. In effect Nov. 15. IKia. GOING J3A8T, tAtlantic, Ex,. ■fAcc^modation.. •New York Pacific Ex., 1 '•.le * 7 i i Tor, 11 14 10 15 The ViEage Suffers a Iioss of From 1 $50,000 to $75,000—PatbiY Cover­ ed hy lasurance. The village of Poland had visited upon it. Tuesday night last a most devastating fire and a large portion of its business section lies in ruins and bat for the heroic efforts of its citizens the damage would have been far greater. The fire started at 10 o’clock in the front end of the Poland Onion store, a co-operative estahlisbment, the owners of which were residents and nearby farmers and in a few nlomenfs the entire building was a mass of fiamea The strong west wind wafted the fiames across the brook to J. G. Fenner’s harness store which was consumed by the flames in a* short time. 0. J, Seavey’g store ten feet distant was also soon in fiames and dso destroyed. The origin of the fire is a mystery as everything was alright in the Union store,‘,when it was closed for the night, shortly - before the fire broke ont. Some who were near claimed to have heard an explosion in the Union store. The village had no apparatus for fighting fire except a few ladders and buckets. These were stored under the Union store shed, which burned and bnt two of the ladders were saved. While trying to save this poor apparatus, Will Smith and Harry Holcomb were cut off by the flames and had to cross the brook to escape. It was feared at one time that the Poland hank would he destroyed and that the flames would cross the street, which would have doubled the loss. By pushing over the walls and throw­ ing snow and water on the flames this danger was averted. The win­ dows of the post office, Oarl Will­ oughby’s,Tom MoMabon’s and M. J. Harri’s buildings were broken by the The fire occurrea on the worst night of the most severe winter in years. Neighboring towns made preparation to send fire apparatus and men but as they could only be moved by rail and the road was blocked by a stalled train, they did not leave their re­ spective towns. The loss is from f 50,000 to $75,000 with about $30,000 insurance. The union store at this time of year carries from $18,000 to $25,000 in stock. They have $16,000 insurance. Mr. Seavey carried a $15,000 stock and has hut $8,000 insuraone. John G. Fenner’s loss will be $8,000, his insurance is’^$l,200. Milton Howe looes $600 with no insurance, Will A n t e n r it h looses $200. . Messrs Seavey and Fenner were able to save some of their goods- The Union store had been running for 50 years and drew the people from a large territory and its loss will be felt. The annual meeting of the stoek holders of the^ store will be hold the 25th of the present month when the matter of re-building will be considered. Mr. Seavey and Mr. Fenner expect to rebuild. Poland some years ago experienced a severe loss from fire and at that time a move for a water system was started but was dropped. i 'P i •ICi §*W.& H.R. Ex. §4Contiuent’l Lt 'S u n s daily. +Daily e x c e p t Sunday, flkains run into Central depot a t Utica. O. U. POX, E. D. CONKLIN. A g e n t, M o h aw k . A g ent, llto n . GEO. H. DANIELS, Gen. Pass^AgL. A. H. SMITH, Gen. Mgr., New Yorl^cityf A . E. BRAtNARD. Gen. .Agt., Albany. 0^8 INTER-URBAN RAPID TRANSIT Utica & Mohawk Valley Railway {H. M .I. & F. Bailway included.) aaMfer^toan^Srom^Utica^City^^ ban lines.' Main Line-»=Rome—-Utica—Little Falls— Every Half Hour: g o i n g EAST—F m s r 5:30 a . m . L ast 1 A. w. going west —riKST t;00 A. M. L.vsr*i A. M. ♦This car goes to Utica, the last one throuKh to R o m e is t i p . m . H. M. I. & P- Division—^Everj' Half Hour: ' - Going Bast—First 5:45 a. m. Lest 1S:'2 p. in. Going West—First 6:07 a, m. Last l£:ft7 a. m. SAVE PARES BY BUYING TICKETS. Advertise in the Semi Weekly, BUTCHTOWS VIEW {Prom Our Regular CoiTespondent.'> Mrs. Dora Lints and daughter Gertie, spent Friday with Mrs. Herbert Dodge. A sleiglj load of young people of this place took a ride to Frankfort Saturday and spent the afternoon W’ith Miss Ada Williams. All report a nice time. Mrs. Auey is at Herkimer caring for her daughtre, Mrs. D. 0. ^heeler who is ill. Miss Lora Widrick is spending few days with her grand parents on Frank­ fort Hill. 833 00 to the Pacific Coast Via the Ohiego-Dnion Pacific & North Western Line from Ohicago daily during March and April, to San Francisco, Los Angeles, Port­ land, Seattle aud Tacoma and other Pacific Coa=t Points. Very low rates to Helena, Butte, Sopkane, Ogden and Salt Labe City. Corres­ ponding low rates from all points. Daily and nersonally conducted ex­ cursions in Pullman tourist sleeping cars to San Francisco, Los Angeles and Portland, through without charge, double birth only $7.00. Ohoi,-)® of routes. For particulars addre^4 H. jB, Loucks, iTr., 301 Main Street, ‘Buffalo, N. T. Feb, 17 10 t. DAI NIPPOH Dominie J- Dyke Tells Some Things of Interest Concerning the Plucky Japs in His Thursday Evening Address at the Deformed Church Chapel. The Japanese are often dabbed “ The Yankees of the Orient.” It is because they are a very progressive people now that once for all their island empire is open to the light of chrirtian civilisation. Then again the name is appropriate because our own Oommodore Perry opened the Japanese readm to the wide world of international life. And the recent war with China and So far in the present war with Enssia the Japs give evidence that they poisess “ The man -behind the gun. ’ ’ The Mikado 'of Japan represents the oldest reigning dynasty in the world. No one knows how far. in time his family began to reign. Japanese legend tells a god came to earth and started house keeping in Japan and from him sprang the rul­ ing family of the Japanese emperors, It is therefore, quite in the order of things tba4. the Jap’s patriotism has in it all the ardor and devotion of religions zeal. “ Sweeta Japan” has often sounded in my ears from the lips of one of my college class mates, who was a native of the Dai Nippon. The Keformed church missionaries have been men first in the Japause field and of the greatest use- ffilness in preparing the present leaders of the Japanese people. I need hut mention the famous name of Verheck,who went from here and spent his life in and for Japan and was buried at the Mikado’s expense with greatest honor. Rutgers Qoliege at New Brunswick, N. J. jHope College at Holland, Mich., Yale and Harvard and Princeton have graduated many natives Japanese young men who are held ’ in greatest esteem in Japan. Our naval acad­ emy also has added its quota to the success of Japanese sea power and skill. Patriotism in Japan is stronger than humanitarianism. la 1903,lo0, • 000 peasant in the Northern province suffered famine from the failure of the rice crop, hut nothing was done for them till the Japanese were sham­ ed into it by the aid foreigners provided; hut when in the same province a detail of 200 soldiers of Dai Nippon perished in a blizzard then in a short time the greatest enthusiasm flamed forth and a quarter of a million yen contributed to provide for their families. Japanese universities have today over 1,000 Chinese young men as stud­ ents. It is at this point they are wiser than our people, for we beep all these Ohinese youths away and thus forfeit the enthusiasm for our institution that these young men are now-Sara to entertain for Japan. There has been much discovery of bribery in Japan, chiefly among the educators of the country who have accepted bribes for the. introduction of certain test books. Many arrests of prominent men have been made and severe punishment is meted out. This ontbreab of dishonesty has dis­ couraged many leading teachers of morals in Japan. They feel this the more because prominent mission­ aries have said that Japan’s morals will not be strong enough without the brace of personal Christianity on the part of her people. It has led many prominent young men who are students to commit suicide by leaping in the beautiful waterfall of Kegon. Military men are men of great honor and loyalty in Japan, but the merchant class is held in light esteem. The reason is that Japan’s g^eat men are all military leaders or lords and have a large retinue of retainers who are loyal to them. But the easy, money getting life of mercantile pur­ suits has for ages been disposed. In China the family is the great idea and a business which snppgrts it is held in repute, hence a Ohinese merchant’s pledge is as good as gold. But in Japan the leading idea is lord and retainer, hence loyalty and pat­ riotism are as conspicuous there they are lacking in China. Special Low Rats* via the ITiclde Elate Roafi. To points in the west and sou* fa- west. One way Colonist, and round trip Homeseekers’ tickets' on sale first ^nd third Tuesday of each month to April inclusive. See local agents, or write B E. Payne, General Agent, Buffalo, N. Y. jan.37.12t. Advertise in the Democrat. THE SECOND TRIAL Of Bert Q. Brown, Charged W ith A r -; son^ Wa* Commenced in County^ Court Wednesday Morning. Wednesd*y, -was co.»nmenced the second trial of Bert 0. Brown, charg­ ed with arson in inciti eg his employe, George Jones to get afire • his store, that he might colletfi; the insurance. Jottes charged with the • act is aleady.. convicted, the jury disagreed in the first trial of Brown. A panel of 50 jurors from the county box were summoned for the trial. In this as in the first trial the first panel was exhausted at the close of the first day with 11 jurors in the ,box. An extra panel of 10 jurors were exhausted at Thursday forenoon’s se^ion. The second panel of 10 lasted 42 minutes of the after­ noon session. The fifth juror of the third panel proved acceptable and the jury were sworn at 4 o’clock Thursday. District Attorney Ward occupied 40 minutes in opening, the . people’s case. He dwelt at length upon the technicalities i»hrown around the de­ fendants in criminal actions saying it was almost impossihle to get a con­ viction. H. A. De6oster and A. M. M ills represent the defendant. The first trial was closely contested but this i:rial will be much harder <ought f than the first. The jurors having Brown’s fate a- second time are: Orin Getman, Oolumhia; W. J. Tutty, Columbia; J. D. DeLong,' German Fiatts; Frank H. Myers, Oontryman’s; Frank H. Petrie, Mohawk; Fred Jones, Grant; Edward Cole, Litchfield; Jacob Syllaboch, jr., Herkimer; John S. Kiley, Herkimer; Edward Jackson, Lit'fcle Falls; Matthew Stealing, Ger­ man B’latts; Thomas H. Greene, Her­ kimer The taking of evidence progresses slowi'f'and is in substance like that in defendant’s, former and Jones trials. Brown in the Jones trial said he went to Rochester the night of the fire to get hearse sleighs a kind made no where else and in opening this trial District Attorney Ward said he would prove this previous testimony of defendant’s to be a deliberate falsehood and that these sleighs were only made at Fulton where defendant formerly'lived, that defendant knew it. A. H. Gable book-keeper for a Rochester firm testified that his 'firm made no * such sleighs bnt issued catalogues of the Fulton sleighs when called upon for sleighs. That Brown was at Rochester Mon­ day of this week asking for sleighs and was given a catalogue of the Fulton sleigh. CASTORIA The Kind Ton B^ve Always BongThty and wliii^ has been in nse for over 30 yeai^, h ^ home the signature of - and has heen made under his per- Dr- and Mrs. Kay Return. Dr. and Mrs. Cyrus Kay returned Thursday night fi;om their southern trip. Dr. Kay. submitted to a severe operation at Utica recently and the trip was taken to hagfen a return to health,which he says he has done, aud certainly looks it. The point of their trip this winter was New Orleans, not H^avana where they were last winte£ Enroute they made stops at Washinghton, Charlotte, Montgomery, Atlanta, and Mobile and tell interesing incidents of their explorations in those cities. They were in New* Orleans during the “ Nar’di Gray” which’ they des­ cribe as interesting and delightful event to witness. It i^ the annual season of merry making in that city. There is held a continuatio’j/o f • car­ nivals. halls and other sports, with the abandon of enjoyment in festi­ vities known only to southerners. DBBLER’S MILLS. Miss Lena Plante was called home last Saturday by the severe illness of her brother. The party held at Mrs. Hopkins Friday evening was a success- All report a good time. School closed Thursday for a few weeks vacation. Fred Holdsworth is spending a few days with Will Uebler, v Ida and Jessie'Sheaf spent ’Friday afternoon with Miss Lena Plante. Will Hopkins of Fnkonville has returned home after spending a few days with his sister-in-law, Mrs. Etta Hopkins. soual supervision since its infant* AUowno one tadeceive youriii this. A ll Coimterfeits, Imitations and<< Jiist-as->good”-are bati K^periments that tride witbi a a d endanger tbe bealtb o f Infiants and Children—Experience against Experimento What is CASTQRIA €astOFia is a Mnulesst substitute for Castor Oil, Fare-. goriCf £>ropg and Sootbing Syrups, It is Pleasant. It contaii]^ neither Opiunif Morphine nor other Marcotle suhstanee. Its a^e is its spuarantee. It destroys Worms and allays Feverishness. It cures l>iarrhoea and Wind Colic. Itrdtteves Teething' Troubles, cures Constipation and Flatulency. It assimilates the Food, regulates the Stomach and Bowels, giving h(^lthy *aud natural sleep. The Children’s Panacea—The Mother’s Friend. CBNUINE CASTORIA always Bears the Signature of The Kind Too HoTe ilwap Bought In Use For Over 3 0 Years, me eKNTAUR eoMMwv. rr murrav strect . R ew vorr errv. Business Men’s Association. The monlitly meeting of the associ­ ation was held Thursday evening and was largely attended. President J. A. McKennon presided. The matter of an annual nanquet was decided and the date for the first banquet of the association fixed for has received a deserved promotion. When he returned to his ho'^:e after being notified of the same he fotmd there in.a book case and desk,gifts Of his fellow employe;-!. ' William^ake was plesanly surpris­ ed the other eveniug by 30 friends, the occasion being the 31st anniversary April 5i:h, at tbs Palmer House, of his birth. Guests were present Speakers of note will attend the \ banquet as guests'of the assjciafeion. The application of the Mohawk Valley Real Estate Company for membership was accepted. E. B. Fairchild, chairman qf the commitee for revision of the by-laws presented the work of the revision committee. This matter was the subject of considerable discussion and was finally held over until the* next meeting. Eleven names of persons who had paid up were removed from the delinquent debtors list. Several additional names were added to the list. o .a . IS I ” o xs. X .A. • Beara the Kind Yffu Hav8 Always Bo#l Attempted Suicide. A former ' Herkimerite attempted suicide in Utica last Wednesday night. Entering the home of Mrs. Curley in Charlotte street, AnnaPatten threw a box of morphine pills upon the table and exclaimed “ that ends it all’’ entered another room and laid on a Doctors were called and the woman was removed to the General Hospital. Her stories as to the amount of mor­ phine taken conflicted, no traces could be found of morphine, there were traces of liquid stimulant. The woman acted as .waitress *afc the Hotel Martin until discharged for waywardness. She is said tp have heen enamored of an employ of the state hospital and her feelings being unrequited prompted her to the act. She will recover. The woman is the wife of Robert Patten who left her and was held for her support bnt ran away. They had a child which the husband kidnapped from th® woman, she gaininff considerable notoriy here. Sttbioribe for the Semi-Weekly Oeiaocxat, one doEar a year. i m o N . The .democratic party placed in nomnatoc the following ticket for the coming corporation election: President, Anthony Steber; village trustees, Benjamin A. White, Louis Jourssen; police justice, Elliot T. Lester; treasurer, Frank O. Patterson; school trustee. James I. Rasbaeh; assessor George Nebhut, sr., full term, Joseph Akler, to fill vacancy. Charles B. Maurice for many years i in the employ of the Typewriter Co. from Little Falls, Herkimer and Mo- Amos Johnson had an arm badly lacerated in a milling machine 'at the Remington Arms plant Friday afternoon last, Thomas Marsden was repairing -a steam pipe at the typewriter works when some one-turned on the steam. He was badly scalded about the face. Martin Risedorf aged 82 years died Monday afternoon at the home of JiiB parents Mr, and Mrs Williava Riae dorf. Death was caused by stomach trouble. The funeral was held from the home at 2 :30 o’clock Thursday. - Mrs. Harriett Richardson, Jennie M. Richardson, M. D.^ Mrs. Lillian Shepard and son Thomas are en-rout® for Passadena, Osl., for a visit. One hnndrea covers were laid afe the Knight of Oolumbus annual ban­ quet held Tnesday evening. On the Tuesday evenings in Lent the following clergymen will condnet the services in St, Augustine’s church; Rev. E. F. H. J. Masse, of St. Lake’s Church,Utica, February 23;Rev.‘W, Gordon Bentley,, New Hartford, March 8; Rev. Jesse Hggins, of St. George’s Charch, Utica March 22. O IS V C» XI. X .^,1 Sears the Vou HaYfl klmys Sears the IfiB aiHU YOU itavfl m ■M SCHDYLEE’S BDSH. - From o ar Regaiar Correspondent . Those on the sick list .are slowly recovering. Seymour Johnson of Maples Corners was a caller in this place Friday, The Bear saw his shadow all right. Mrs, Minott Cadwell of Herkimer visited friends in this place recently. Mrs. Le'ttie Ta’flman will entertain the Kings Dangh ters at her home March 2nd. Mrs. Mary Parkhnrst spent last week visiting friends in Herkimer, Fred Holdsworth is home again at Oonrad Ueblers after spending a num;- beBof weeks in Oneida Oo. and other places. Mrs. Alnpra Parkhursfe ,of .'East Schuyler is visiting a few weeks at her sons, Clifton Parkhurst’s. BaBMt&R «lfi8 Kind You {invaAl#;

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