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PRICE TWO CENTS I Wiiat tlie Democrat I Says IE ABTflGAm DEMOCam PBliClfL^. IJw iot* ainS t h e C^otiimtittxtion* $ 1!0 .I ATMINMffi. VOLTJBCE LXIII {, N. Y., WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30, 1904. NUMBER 48 JUDGE ALTON B. PARKER. Hdi tfia ieasfc prominent and pop- nlaxamong the nameg considered by the Democrats throughout the country in connection ■with the nomination for the presidency to be made -in St. Louis in July is that of Alton B. Parker, Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals of New York State. It is conceded by Dem o crats of lead ing States that a platform framed by and a„^ candidate acceptable to the party In 3^ew York will he endorsed by the coining national convention. - 'T-bOreeent political recooeiliafeion^f- Former Senators Kdward Murphy, Jr., and David B. Hill insures harmonious action at the state convention to be held in Albany on Aprill 18th, and the choice of that convention will he nnqnestionably the choice of the national Democracy. Democrats will readily recall that in the campaign of 1897, immed­ iately following a disastrous defeat of the national ticket, Judge Parker carried the state of New York by a plurality of 30,000 leading the oppos­ ition in Manhattan by 74,173 and in Brooklyn hr 36,830. Briefly, his political and judicial career began when ha was 26 years of age. when he was elected suxrogatu of Ulster county. He was re-elected in 1883 Upon the death of Judge Westbrook, Judge Parker was appointed to succeed him on the Supreme Court bench in the Third Judicial District, and in 1886 he was elected for a full term. In 1892 he was appointed a member of the General Term of the First Department and remained on the bench until the creation of the Appellate Division whan he was ap­ pointed to sit during the absence of Judge Barrett. He has occupied his present elevated positon as Chef Judge of the Court of Appeals since his election in 1897. Judge Parker is of Revolutiouary stock and a native of Cortland county. Politics attracted'him early and his interest in good government and his -Icgsalty to the cause of DemocraoY has never wand. In 1885 he acted as chairman of the Esooutive Oommtfeee of the Democritic State Committee. The same year he was tendered the appointment as first assistant post master-general hut declined. A nom­ ination for lieutenant-governor he also refused, his mind being firmly fixed 'n a judicial career. Judge Parker ia the autho: of many of the most important opinions of the New York Supreme Court and Court of Appeals, and not one of bis decisions has been succeessfnlly attacked as unsound. Since his elevation to the bench the eminent jurist has not par­ ticipated actively in politics, hut he has ever been in touch with the I Democratio^party. He loyally sup- ' norted the candidate for President , iu the campaigns of 1896 and 1900, {and is particularly strong in the I West and South, as well as in the I East. ought to avoid her jokes. The founders of the order however took no stock iu superstitions and said “ thirteen shall constitute a quorum” and more than that as­ sembled and a very profitable session was enjoyed. The subject of good roads con­ structed by National appropriations was favorably presented in an article writtten by Bro. R.' H. Smijth of East Schuyler Grange. The topic was discussed by others with the usual difference of opinion according, to each speaker's v iew point. Mrs M. A, Deimel, chairman of- the Womans Work Committee read a very interesting article which , is presented to our readers in this issue. For the same resason Fort Daytou had a light attendance. For the first time in its history protems filled all the official stations. It would be indiscreet to say that^ session of unusual interest was enjoyed hut. for an impromtu affair it was a very pleasant occasion. The subject was State appropriation for an Agricul­ tural Department at Cornell. Bro. A. B. Steele gave a very interesting report on the manner of doing things^ at Albany, incidentally touching upon the theme under discussion and was listened ro with marked at­ tention. What the Womans Work Committee _ _ ___ ____ ever occasion permits, for as long ago -has accomplished \is'rather a 'd i f f i c u l t - 17 centuries while a ewtain ruler problem to explainwhat it has'^trigd playing sweet music to Surrogate’s Court. ‘ Before Judge I. S. Devendorf, in surrogates court Monday was held hearings in the matter of the iiroof ^ of the wills of Emily Bushnell late of Little Falls and of the proof of | the will of Frances Waterman late of ’ Little Falls. i •A decree was entered settling the accounts of Robert J. Langdon and John Kasboth as administiators of the estate of Lavina Barrett late of the city of San Antonio, Tex. A decree was entered settling the aeconnts of Albert Uoimer as admin­ istrator of the estate of Robert Hel­ met late of Fairfield. A decree was entered settling the accounts of Geo. Caiman as admin­ istrator of the estate of Wm. Cai­ man late of Stark, h to y ou more than glOOu y ou have a chUd soils the heddiuK from incontiuenee of g a t e r during^ee}^^ Cures old and youns? a l i ^ . dec Beal Estate Transfers. jFleported for the Democrat. A. O- Douglas M. D, to Jennie Kelley land East Clark street Ilion S3,000. * Jno, Ulriek to Thomas J. Wilber and Alex Oompo 86 acres of land Watsons East Triangle, Her­ kimer county. Oharles H. Obiistmau to Cyrus KayhoilsA,ahd lot German street Herkimer §1»200. Wm- Miller . to Mary Miller land , - corner Boy streej? nhd'lNorthern .avA ,:‘L t ^ 'F a i l s , 'J 0 7 5 . ; , ■, Austin E. Gaxmo ' {'6‘%fin. Buoy land Columbia, f 1800. Jennie Kelley to A. O. Douglas land Ilion, §3,374. Daniel D. Bee et al to Mouroe Gay land Columbia, $495. Daniel De Bee et al to Sylvpster Hagadorn land Columbia $400. Watts T. Loomis to Geo. D. Fergu­ son land Little Falls, $800 Wm W. Barse to Byron Oristman land Herkimer, $3,500. Aurmida Pooler to Wm. Lucy land Columbia, $1800 Dennis Collins to Michael Troy land Little Falls, $3,740 Teresa Myers to Seymour Myers, land, Mohawk. M ary F . Stanton to M iles L o n g shore land, R u ssia. Rollins H. Smith, rsfereo to Wm, W. Bacon land Little Falls,$ 930. Bay Stein Bloch Smart clothes Owens. ^ - Conduttcd by * ^ F a r m C r r a ik ^ e H e w s H. STEELE Herkfmer, N. Y. To whom all cowaspoa''- A ence for tins depa?tmcr.t iJS X ^ . shovld he addressed* Y ® Weather conditions on Saturday that mu' organiaatiou ought to be proved dissapointing for the Grange, nearly perfect. The special for the Pomona sat The itrm of Womans Work Com-, right down in the softness of a spidug mittee does not mean that thel com- ' freshet proving that March is oftau mitrec prepare work especially for ’ criminally facet ions and that grangers- women, for the brothers are nearly ' LITTLE OLD NEW YORK. New York City is particularly de­ lightful in Spring and now is the time for a visit before the dog days begin. For this reason the New Yo»-k Central’s excursion is set for Saturday, April 2nd; and then Easter Sunday is the 3d, The special church services and the walk on Fifth Avenue Easter Sunday, chal­ lenges the whole world to produce its eaual. Tickets at a single-f&re-plus-one- dollar are sold for all trains except Limiteds, on April 2nd, at stations Syracuse to Albany !,aud Trov « in­ clusive, good fctprning .pntil April ■7tb. -V ' The Semi-Weekly Demoorat, one dollar a year; problem to explain; what iy haf to is a theorem that might be proven.- The New York State Grange realizing the need of co-operation evm in its subordinate granges, wisely appointed, a number of yeafS ago, a Womans Committe to prapard pro-^ grams for the festival days df our three lady officers and give such help on literary matters as might he ask- During the past year nearly six hund’-ed grangers in New York state have been supplied with a I'ookDfc eontaiuing a program for Flora’s, Geres’ and Pomona Days, with de­ scriptions of and where the literary matter mentioned was available. The State was divided by the chair­ man pf the committee into three sections of counties, those nearest each member her special charge, making about 200 subordinate granges for each one of the committee to take care of. Besides sending the program and the Mothers’ Club leaflets, last year, about 200 letters were written in answer to corres­ pondence from the variona granges, showing that interest in this work is growing. Every grange should have a Womans Work Committee, the duties of such committee to assist the lecturer and lady officers when called upon, and to visit the sick and distressed and extend fraternal greet­ ing, to report same in open session. The lecturer of the\ State Grange in assisting ‘Pomona’ subordinate grange lecturers in work along their lines anfi in exemplifying the ritualistic and secres work of oar order, does no conflict with the Womans Work. Committee, although apparently there is a similarity in their duties, for there are so many ways iu which the infiueuce of the woman in the grange is felt. '■ ’'If girangers wotol’d fe|»ort to the committee and express their opifiidna for or against the programs out. if they would ask for sugges­ tions that perhaps were not clearly put, the committee would have chance to know just what was wanted as many of the granges are few in numbers and’ need encourage­ ment and ideas that perhaps are un­ necessary to a grange of longer stand­ ing. During the last year a number letters have been received show­ ing that the programs were appreciat­ ed and helpful, and although they were not used at all in some localities, always called upon in the literary work of tfie lecturer’s hour and their assistance is invaluable on the festival days. There is no woman’s work in the grange for tliere she stands side by side with the craft or ideas of man, and stands the test of impartial criticism,, hut all that is ennobling^, and purifying she is glad -to call her ’ The E x e e n tive committee of the New York State Grange is striving by a ll th e m eans in th e ir power to make our order au educator, but a man must waken before hO can think and act for himself. When oppor­ tunities are offerel and grasped much is made of life and when we are asked to take any part iu tiie grange, let us cheerfully comply with the request and whether the opportunity be small or great, you are giving yourself in service and living up to the teachings of the order. Many grangers are combining the three festival days in one, others are celebrating Flora’s Day and Child­ ren’s Day at one lime and Ceres and Pomona Day at another, so that some part of the program may be used and the same modified and . arranged to suit the larger or smaller society. Music adds so much to the work and literary part of the grange and should be introduced whenever and where- his consort shepropbesied that a land to the West of Japan would be theirs and shortly after Korea was con­ quered and became tributary to Japan and ^ music is an inspiration and tlierOj is nothing so refining. Worthy lecturer. I don’t know whether I have adhered strictly to my subject as my time has been limited in preparing this paper hut there is so much one can do in the grange that is progressive that keeping be­ fore us a bird’s'eye view of whaff we might accomplish, we could approxi­ mately apportion the time to bo de­ voted to different duties and subjects and all work together for the glory and reputation of an order of which I am proud to be a member of the Womans Work Committee in th* Empire State- A regular meeting of Shells B ue ! j Grange No. 563 was held last Wed­ nesday evening at whichf^ime a godd- ly number of Brothers and Sisters assembled to help initiate. There were four candidates in waiting for the third and fourth degrees of the' order while sickness prevented one Brother the opportunity of enjoying the initiation. After the Grange closed a fine collation was served. Dancing and a social time were enjoyed by all till the wee small hours of the morning.. T) ^ B, A meeting of General Nicholas Her­ kimer chapter, D. A. S. was held Saturday afternoon with Mrs. W. B. Howell at her pleasant home in North Washington street. The spring flood which had the village in its gasp that day prevented- the out of tp^p members from beifi’g present,-^nd , the attendance was necessarily-, small but the session proved as usual with the chapter’s gatherings, interesting and in- scruotive. The house had been decorated with the chapter colors, red and white, and with cut flowers, presented a pleasing appearance. The subject of the patriotic pio- gramme following the business session was “ The President and His Cabinet.” The Regent, Mrs. H. G. Mnnger, read a paper on each member of the cabinet, which included a sketch of the member’s life. News- It is a fact that Teachers of Cookery all over the country use and recom­ mend Cleveland’s Baking Powder. This is not an accident. These women in their work must have the best; and when they choose Cleveland’s it means that by experi­ ence and test they have found it the purest and strongest made. The housewife will find the method of theseTeachers a safe guide to good, wholesome baking. paper and magazine clippings hearing oa the subject' ware also read and this it is gratifying to know that they have been of service to some, which I though lightefis labor and lessens was foRowd by a geqeraT d.isonaison, i disapiioifitffiem Su many most pleasfmt part^. of, the •ge^tibfiA hk't6‘\‘bb9n offered ‘ • ffom-J Ressiom , The chapt^?. expect? to ** ( . \* . .d. • , r,\ .. , « o *T*£ j *5 IVXtty year ” to year, ?sbbjeet- After' sobl ct give a Colonial ^ discussed for the wood of the order Chapter Day. THE AfflDAL FLOOD. Railroad Communications Suspended Till Tuesday—Trolly Washouts— Much Damage Done. Herkimer and tho rest of the Mohawk Valley since Friday night last has been in the grasp of its annual freshet caused by the swell­ ing of the Mohawk river and the West Canada ox§ek by the .mplfing of the snow of the past severe winter. The first excitement was Friday pight about 8:30 when the ica went out of the West Canada Creek. A small tree was svrept down with the ice and lodging formed a jam at the Albany street highway bridge which threatened to flood Brooklyn and to carry away the^ighway bridge. The tree broke with a loud noise and this danger was averted. The Mohawk river rose and cover­ ed the flat lands south of the village Friday afternoon and before morn­ ing the dyke between Herkimer and Mohawk villages was part of the river. When the ice went out of the West Canada , Perry Wires harn was picked up and lodged beside his house. Saturday forenoon the barn of Spencer Edwards in Mohawk street was badly listed to port by the rising water. The section of the village under water was Bellinger street and the portion east and West Smith street and the part of the vil­ lage south of that street. Many fur­ nace fires were extinguished and the usual damage and inconvenience was suffered by the residents, who how­ ever were in a measure warned and prepared by the warm weather. The worst damage suffered h/-re was by the Utica & Mohawk “Ypyey Railway Company, and G^ .eral Manager of the company, G. Loomis Allen Was in Herkimer all day Satur­ day lookina after the company’s interests. General Manager Allen Friday night and during the time of the high water kept men patroling the track and patching for danger. Saturday the large interaxban ears •were run no further than Mohawk. About the only excitement of the flood was furnished by the trolley company in Protection avenue. The ice jam from the West Canada Creek broke the poles and wires carrying the company’s high tension enrrent. The company attempted to erect a line in Protection avenue but the residents called the attention of the authorities and stopped the work. Manager Alen saw the village board and alter signing an agreement to have the railroad people become responsible for all damages, and remove the poles as soon as the water goes down the company was allowed to construct a temporary line. The water from the West Canada creek undermined the embankment at'the west end of the flood bridgd‘ ’just off Eastern avenue and despite'tiie-work- of a, large-gang of Lmeai nearly e 50 feet of the grading was carried away leaving the track suspended, creek above the village overflowed into Cihurcb street flooding several cellars through» the windows. Water got into the- Light and Power Go’s, gas pipes and gas users were inconvenienced fon some time The Central Railroad, by trouble east of Herkimer was put . out of business about 2 o’clock Satur­ day afternoon and the first train- through Herkimer there after was the L itle F a lls local going w e s t a t 6:42 Monday morning. The Newv York papers'Which came by the way of Mohawk did not arrive until 4 p^ m. The ice in the \West Canada Ore jk when going out snapped aquare. ly off trees 18 inches in diameter. The lower section of the city of : Utica was overflowe 1 by the Mohawk.. The Central Railroad yards an^ th^* depot floor was flooded. The base- - ment of the down town hotels and-t business houses were flooded causing, damage. Moyer Creek performed, its usual stunts in Frankfort and the ■ village got its mail by boat. Jin Ilion Steele Creek overflowed ', several streets, flooding cellars. Fulmer and Spencer Creeks in Mohawk united, cellars and furnace fires suffered, the pumping station r was flooded and the village was with­ out light and city water. The men.- were taken from the second story . of the power station in boats. Clinton suffered damage from the- overflow of Oriskany Greek. The territory from Borne to Utica .. was made a vast lake by the Mohawk. Trunks, ba^s, suit cases a> eng,;^. FOLTS INSTITUTE. .At the last business meeting of’ the '• Young Americans, the members vot­ ed that a stamp station of the Penny ProvideLt Fund of the City of New York be opened for the members It - is hoped that every boy will open an account to-night even if the first de^ posit is oue penny. The privileges* of the stamp station are also open to - the girls club, the sewing ecbool an d ' the boys ehoral elub, and deposits- can be made at their next regular ' meeting. The President of the Institute,'. MrSj Mary Wilkinson returned yes­ terday from a lecture tour. Mrs. Wilkinson spoke in the interests of: the Woman’s Missionary Society which the institute represents. She- s : oke in different cities iu this state. New Jer.sey, Delaware and Pennsyl­ vania, She is an eloquent speaker- and of a most charming personality and never fails to captivate an audi- ■ eace. In Pittsburg, Pa., it became known through her conversation in a family where she was a guest that a piano was badly needed at the in­ stitute and subscriptions were raised' in that city with which a first-clask instrument was purchased. Miss Ida Robingon of the institute faculty spent Sunday as the guest oT Prof, and Mrs. Brown of Lestershire, N. Y. Prof. Brown will he remem-^ hered a s a fom e r merfiher of the in­ stitute faculty friends will be plea^^,^t6 iiear of his goodi health. .1

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