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Tri-states union. (Port Jervis, Orange Co., N.Y.) 1850-1924, April 20, 1911, Image 2

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P, J. Oakes Sure iHe Fired the First Union Gun. CELEBRATES THE ANNIVERSARY W a s Coii>oral of Giiaid AVhcre Sur- ireander was Demandetl and Fired T ^ s t Gnn In Defense of Francis J. Oakes, of 23 Ash street, Flushing, the head of the Oakes ■Manufacturing Company, of Long Is­ land City, and one of the garrison of y Fort 'Sumter, Wednesday, celebrated a t his home the anniversary of the defense of that fort. ■Mr. Oakes showed his friends the m e d a l presented nearly fifty years ago by the Chamber of Commerce of New York to the men who marched •out of Fort Sumter and also an au­ thentic roll of the men who were in th e fort. His name is inscribed there a s a corporal in Company B, which w a s under the command of Capt. Doubleday. On the night of April 10, 1862, Mr. •O-okes was corporal of the guard. As such he was in charge of the guard house, and when on that night about 10 o’clock a parleying party came to demand the surrender of the fort these men were placed in the guard house under the charge of Mr. Oakes w h ile Major Anderson discussed the proposition with his officers. “ Of course,I did not know the men w h o were under my charge,” said Mr. Oakes, “ but after Major Ander­ son had told them his final answer I heard one of the men say, “ That m e a n s that we will open fire,” to w h ich M'ajor Anderson replied, ‘ Very well, sir.’ This incident was followed by the departure of the rebels and th e hour was about midnight. As corporal of the guard it was my duty to relieve the guards stationed on th e ramparts, and I was engaged in that duty at that hour when I saw the first' shot that was fired from Fort Johnson. “ \We opened fire in reply at 7 •o’clock. Three guns were trained upon the railroad iron battery at -Cummings Point. This action was Tinder the direction of Capt. Doubl-a- day, who was the senior in rank. Gun No. 1 was under the command of Sergeant Kearney; Gun No. 2 was under my command, a n d ' Gun No.3 w a s under the command of Corporal Eiisrbrook, When tbe order was given to fire we all wanted to be first. These wore breed! loading guns I have always believed that my gun went first, ai- although of course that has been dis­ puted by the other gunners. I still claim that I fired the first g-un in de­ fence Of the Union.” MAS t h e FIKST SUMTER FLAG. A Lowell W oman Says Flag Was Brought Home by H er Brotlier. Lowell, Mass., April 12.— T he flag which it is believed blew over Fori Sumter when if was fired on by the Confederates 50 years ago today is in possession of Miss Eliza Cowley of Lowell, Mass. Miss Cowley says that the flag w.- = given to her brother, the late Chas. Cowley, in Charleston, S. C., in the civil war days, and has always been in possession of the family. Her brother, Charles Cowley, was Judge Advocate on Admiral Dahlgreen's staff on the .South Atlantic squardron •during the latter days of the civil Miss Cowley says that the flag was show n at the m eeting of t he Port Royal Association in Huntington Hall several years ago. She says that her brother always maintained that it w a s the Port Sum ier flag in use wh-en M ajor Anderson was in command. A dog chasirg a rabbit in the woods in Hernando county, Pla., had a large part in finding part of the $10,000 recently stolen from a regis­ tered mail pouch between Tampa and Tarpon Springs on the night of March 2.3. Four thousand dollars were re­ covered by Postoffice Inspector Jones and Deputy Sheriff Bell. Bell heard that a boy named Cicero Horace, fifteen years old, was spend­ ing large bills freely at Brooksville, and he had the boy arrested. Horace said that while hunting recently his dog chased a rabbit into a hollow pine log, that he thrust his hand into the opening and drew out not only the rabbit but a sack filled with bills. Just then a negro came and made him give up half of the money. Then the boy proceeded to bury most of his half and to spen-i the remainder. He showed detectives where he ha-J buried $4,000, and they dug it up. WAS A HARD WINIEKFORDEER A Very Deep Snow in the Adirondack Region. DEER COULD NOT GET ABOUT TrapiKT- Saw Tliirtylivc Dead Deer W hich Ihul Shaved to Death— Hardest W inter in Many Teal’S. Utica, April 12— ^According to Bert Conkling, a trapper in Wilmurt, who covers a broad expanse of teivitory in Hamilton and Herkimer counties, the deer in the Adirondackg fared very badly during the winter now ending, because of the deep and soft snows. On one of his recent trips about his line he saw 35 dead deer. Others were so weak that they could make little progress. On several oc­ casions deer trying to run away jumped into brooks and were unable to get out without the assistance of the trapper. He cut trees at several deer yards and the animals came up to brouse from the twigs while he was standing by. The deer starved to death because they couldn’t get to the undergrowths when the deep snows overtook them. There were no snow crusts this win­ ter strong enough to enable them to get al.) 0 ut. The snows have Settled much the last week or two, but it is likely that the animals are in- such a weakened condition that many more of them will die. The snow -n the woods is still deep enough to pre­ vent easy progress. According to Conkling it was one of the hardest winters on deer in re­ cent years. The Tramp W alked On. A tramp in passing the valuable timber tract on the property of Mr. James Decker, in Sandyston town­ ship, N. J., one day last week, threw a lighted match among the dry leaves rand a fire was started. Two men happened to pass, fortunately, a fev m inutes later and stamped out the fire. Had these men failed to no­ tice the fire the valuable timber would have been destroyed. The tramp was seen to pass along the road just before the fire was discov­ ered but later could not be found. Do Ghosts Haunt Swami>s ? No, Never. Its foolish to fear a ■fancied evil, v/^hen there are real and deadly perils to guard against •wam ps and marshes, bayous, and lowlands. These are the malaria Serms that cause ague, chills and fever, weakness, aches in tha bones and muscles and may induce deadly typhoid. But Electric Bitters de- litroys and casts out these vicious germs from the blood. \Three bot­ tles drove all the m a laria from my system ,” wrote Wm. Fretv/ell, of Lucama, N. C., “and I’v.j had fine health ever since.” Use this safe, sure remedy only, 50 cents at AU D r u g ^ t s BOARD o r EDUCATION, Junior Moelianicg Present School Of­ ficials with Handsome Flag. At an adjourned regular m eeting of the Board of Education held at its of­ fice in the City Hall on W ednesday night there were present President F. R. Salmon, Dr. G. A. Hammond, C. E. Holmes, W. N. Tuscano Dr. C. N. Skinner, Superintendent L. J. Roys and Clerk L. C. Senger. Messrs. H. Oliver Wine, Daniel S. McPeek and W esley Drake, repre­ senting Delaware Council, No. 9, Junior Order of United American Mechanics, were received and pre­ sented to the Board a handsome all- wool hunting flag, 8x12 feet. The presentation speech on behalf of the Council was made by Mr. W ine and the gift was accepted by President Salmon for the Board of Education. The flag will be displayed on a pole on the grounds of the new Hudson street school building and will be a valuable fixture to the school. W omen’s Trade Union League. The W omen’s Trade Union League was incorporated W ednesday in New York State with the approval of Su­ preme Court Justice Greenhaum, The corporation now has power to hold property, and purposes to advocate or oppose legislation affecting women wage earners. GRAND LODGE EEKS’ REUNION Will be Held at Atlantic City in July Next. WISH TO HONOR THE FAIR SEX Death of Aged Vetei’an. George Baum, a veteran of the Civil War, died on April 13th in his home in Flatbush. He was born 75 years ago, in Hamptonburg, Orange county, and went to New York Ciiy when a boy. H e 'had been a resident of Flatbush for over 40 years. Mr. Baum was one of the charter mem­ bers of the Flatbush Volunteer Fire­ m en’s Association. He leaves a wife, seven children and five grandchil- -------------- —-f-f ----------------- Many sufferers from nasal catarrh say they get splendid results by using an atomizer. For their benefit we prepare Ely’s Liquid Cream Balm. Except that it is liquid it is in all re­ spects like the healing, helpful, pain- allaying Cream Balm that the public has been fam iliar with for years. No cocaine nor other dangerous drug In it. The soothing spray is a remedy that relieves at once. All druggists, 75c.. including spraying tube, or mailed by Ely Bros., 56 Warren street. New York. ----------------- -f-f ----------------- Being an old maid Is almost as bad as being a married woman. The old maids have the best of the bargain. WILL OI’ WILLIAM A Lx\A\TRENCE Filed for Probate at Surrogate's Of­ fice on Monday last. The following is the 'will of W illi­ am A. Lawrence, one of the be'5t known men in Orange county, Presi­ dent of Horse and Good Roads Asso- ,ciation of Orange county and close personal friend of the late B. H. Harriman. The will was filed for pro­ bate Mondaj-. It disposes of an estate Uariously estimated to airgrcga'.e Jrom $150,000 to $350,000. The will was made Jan. 30, 1898, and names Th<-odore P. Lawrence.son of the testator, and Lewis J. Stage, of Warwick, executors. It gives to Mrs. Mary A. Lawrence, wife of the testator, for and during her life-time the sum of $2,000 annu­ ally to be paid $1,000 semi-annually. To the brother of the testator. Richard B. Lawrence, of Warwick, the sum of $20,000 is left, any ad- jvancem.ents made durjlng ' (the life ­ time of testator to be deducted from the bequest. In the event of the brother’s death prior to the death of the testator the money was, to be di­ vided, two shares to Clara M. Law­ rence, three shares each to Alice M., Charles P. and Grace M. Lav/reiice, two shares to Bdwr.r-d F. Lawrence and Jessie M. Stage. The sum of $1,000 to be investel and the income used for support and maintenance, was left lo the Metho. dist Church of Chester. The sum of $5,000 was left to the Methodist Epis­ copal Hospital in Brooklyn to endow a bed in a public ward. The sum of $1,000 was left to Har­ ry L. Murray, son of James S. Mur- The executors are directed to erect a mausoleum on the testator’s lot in Warwick cemetery within one and a half years after his decease to cost not less than $G,000. To the Warwick Cemetery -issocia. tion the sum of $5,000 was bequeath­ ed to be invested and the income ap­ plied to the care of the plot and the mausoleum of the testator. All the rest, residue and remainder 0 frhe property was left to the son of the testator, Theodore F. Lawrence., - ---- - -- ---------- Tine VETERAN TROUT ANGUER. Of Sullivan County, Cliai’Ies S. Starr, Aged Eiglitj'. The many friends of e.x-Treasurer of Sullivan county, Charles -S. Starr, will read tvith interest the following from the New York Herald of April 14th: Charles S. Starr, the veteran trout angler, at the age of 80 will celebrate as he has done for nearly three-quar­ ters of a century, the open season for trout fishing in Sullivan county, which officially begins Monday, April 17. The legal opening day, however, is April 16, but as that falls on Sun­ day, the pen-al code, which yrohibitg fishing or hunting on Sunday, makes the season one day later. To a rep­ resentative of the Herald Mr. Starr “ It is imperative to be the first man to whip the stream daily and in order to doso»it necessitates being on the ground at daybreak. The fact that 1 am getting old does not seriously interfere with my favorite sport'. It is true, of course, that I can not mount a barbed wire fence or dodge an en­ raged bull quite as ea.^ily as T once could, but if any man brings- home more trout than i do on Monday I want to see the fish and shake the sportsman’s hand.” Easter Supper at Montague. The Ladies’ Aid Society of the 'Montague M. E. Church held Easter supper in the parlors of the church on Thursday evening, which was well attended. A number of peo­ ple were present from Milford. These visitors were warmly welcomed and they helped materially toward the financial success. An apron sale was also held from which a neat sum was realized. -------- ---------- Gives Aid to Strikers. Sometimes liver, kidneys and bow­ els seem to go on a strike and re­ fuse to work right. Then you need those pleasant little strike-breakers— Dr. K ing’s New Life 'Rills— to give them natural aid and gently compel proper action. Excellent health soon follows. Try them. 25c. a1 Druggists. -------- ---------- Ladles Can W ear Slices one size smaller by u.sing Allen’s Foot-Ease, the antiseptic powder for swollen, tender, aching feet. It A I’l-oposition for National Organi- /iitioii of W omen Auxiliaries W ill be Launched at the Reunion. Atlantic City owes much to the in­ terest and enthusiasm of the fair sex for its many attractions, and it is very proper therefore that Atlantic City should launch the proposition for a national organization of, the ener­ getic wom en’s auxiliaries of the Elks. If this idea gains a foothold at the July re-union here the resort will feel that it has helped the cause of Elk- dom and paid a deserved tribute to the good works of the order’s ener­ getic auxiliaries. There will be prizes also for the lodge contingent making the best ap­ pearance in the competitive drill, drilling to count 50 per cent.,and uni­ forms and the number of men par­ ticipating 25 per cent. each. There will be three prizig also for best bands, and cash awards for the three lodges having the largest number of men in line. There will be prizes also for the three lodges with the m ost attractive uniforms, and cash encouragement for the two lodges traveling the greatest distance to the Atlantic City re-union. Atlantic City ■Will Offer rewards also for the most attractive floats and the most beau­ tiful banner. To encourage decoration and illu- 'mination on the part of citizens At­ lantic City Lodge will offer prizes al­ so for the best decorated and most brilliantly illuminated buildings, is sufficient to say right now that' the avenues and the far fam ous Board­ walk will be masses of bunting in daytime and literally ablaze with electricity after nightfall. Preparations for the housing the thousands coming from every Elk town in the country for the re­ union, are going forward steadily. Hotel proprietors has discounted the tourists agencies responsible for so much discomfort and dissatisfaction past conventions, and are making their bookings altogether through the thoroughly equipped hotel bureau established by Atlantic City Lodge under the competent direction of Harvey -K. Eaton, acting Seereiary ot tbe Reunion Executive Committee. Through this agency, lodges, dele- g'ations ami individual representatives may make their reservation for ex- actl ythe kind of accommodations they want with the certainty that they will get exactly what ^they con. tract for and that there will be no grasping overcharges. Judging from early “ signs ” the contest for Grand Exalted Ruler will be one of the closest and most excit­ ing for years. Up to this time Port­ land, Oregon, holds the lead in the fight for the 1912 reunion. -------- ^ -------- The Pipes of Pan. The Bond X o u U a y e B o u g h t , a n d w h ich has been in use* for over SO years, lia s h o m e tiie sign a tu r e o f __ ^ a n d lia s Tbeen m a d e 'under Ids p e r - sonal supervision since its infancy. A Jlow n o o n e t o d e c e ive y o u i n tliis. A ll C o u n terfeits, Im itation s a n d “ J n s t - a s - g o o d ’» a r e b u t E x p e r im e n t s t h a t ti’ill© -with a n d endangrer t h e h e a lth of In f a n ts an d C liildren—E x p e r ien c e aa’f'inst E x p e r im e n t. What is C«t» i ORIA C a storia is a harm less su b s t it u t e for Castor OO, Pare­ goric, D r o p s aiul SiKvi.Iiing’ Syrups. I t is P leasan t. I t contains n e ith e r M o r p h ine nor oth e r N a r c o tic substance. Its ae;© b-’- i t s j.;a;irantee. I t destroys W o r m s am i aUay^s EeverisL n t ss. I t cu r e s D iarrhoea a n d W ind * Colic. I t relieves Teething: T r o u b les, cu r e s C o n stipation and F latu len c y . I t assim ilates t b e P o o d , regu lates th e Stom a c h an d B o w e ls, giv in g n d n a tural s leep. T b e C h ildren's P a n a c e a —Th< ^ F iien d . GENUINE CASTORIA always > Bears the '.v 7 t The Kind You Haie Always Bonglit In Use For Over 3C Years. THC CEN*I AUR Ci T MURRAY STREET, NEW YORK CITV. s, IvCR J ohnson R oadster . 1 hear the pipes of Pan blow soft, Along the hazy summer fields, And where the children tvander oft Where golden grain its treasure yields ; Down by the lazy, thin-veined brook Where cattle seek a quiet nook. .’he pipes of Pan -blow soft and low, Down by the creeping river’s edge. Lnd near the ivy-crimsoned row That clings along the rock-bounc W here water lilies gently sway And breezes o’er their beauty The pipes of Pan blow clear and W here tall pines drop their brj.«i- ling cones ; Among the birch trees on the hill I seem to hear their piercing tones; And where the hillside upward swells, And m eadow-lilies ring their The pipes of Pan blow clear and W here shrill winds shriek among the trees; sre thunder rolls from darkened And rain beats on the quiet leas. And hides its fury on the waves. Pan blows from out the ocean caves. The pipes of Pan blow clear t'oda.v. As when in vales of distant Greece Among the reeds on holiday The satyr.s san.g, in coats of fleece, And if we listen, we shall hear The pipes of Pan blow soft!: — G. H., Sussex, N. J., In Susse-t “ Independent.\ bunior light, relieves 5 of all pain, and nfort. Sold every- ndrick, Rasaca, Ga. \It is the cough remedy on the market for coughs, colds and croup.” For sale by All Dealers. ----------------- M ----------------- Q t ! k f l c l r « n G r y FOR FLETCHErS O A 3 \T O R 1 A W hen a man becomes famous, his old farm home becomes his “ancestral homestead.\ EASTER! Special Sale for Friday and Saturday of the Latest Spring and Summers Styles of FOOTWEAR. Remember if you would be well dressed you should have style and comfort with your shoes. THE B. B. CHASE MEDICATED SHOES are the m o st com fortable shoes made. Ask the man or woman who wears them. SOLD ONLY AT CHASE’S CASH SHOE HOUSE W HEN YOU WANT carpets and matting* you will do velB by calling at Dewitt’s. They have m.- complete line 1 carpets and m a t- A. J. DEWITT, 128 Pike St.. Port Jervis, N. Y. H a v e Y o u S e e n Our BIG STOCK OF NEW BICYCLES W e H a v e All the B e st M a k e s ThcRACYCLE The IVER JOHNSON The COLUMBIAS The HARTFORDS The MONARCHS The STEARNS The WESTFIELDS The GENDRON The ELK I t -will pay you to look this line over before you buy. We c a rr y a big stock of BICYCLES and AUTOMO'- B ILES a t th e low e s t prices. ! AT THE OLD STAND. RUTAN’S, 46 FRONT ST. I Laidley’s SarsaparlUa ! IS A GOOD SPRING TONIC 65 Cents E. T. LAIDLEY’S Modern DwelUng Newly Built Fine Location $ 3,800 W.P.KAUFMANN.Igt C. I. Terwilliger. Fred Terwilliger. €.l.TerwHUger&Son Funeral Directors. OFFICE, 41 FRONT ST., PORT JERVIS, N. Y. Local and Long Distance Tele­ phones in Ofiice and Residences. BRANCH OFFICES: Shohola, Pa., BarryvUle, N. T. B. R. Kalbf us. Pelton Bros., Representative, Assistants. Shohola, Pa. Barryville, N Y. few York Representattve: inal Casket Co., 50 Great Jone* Telephone 3345 Spring. Nation FRED H. PORTER, Funeral Director Licensed Eoibalmer Lady Embalmer and Funeral Di­ rector by request, Mrs. FHI. Porter. Office Cormer Pike St., an* O r an*. Square. P. J. Teleplione 31. R esidence; N ight Calls at No. 1 ftyan- St. Local Telephone No. 309 J. Also prepared to dlnlnfect hom es where there have boeo any conta*. A LARGE BOTTLE TRY IT. D ruggist and S tationer, ♦ 76 P I K E ST. JOHNSON & STOLL FUNERAL OIBECTORS AND EMBALMERS. O P P i e B 9 2 P I K E S T R E E T . P. J. ’Phone 116 W. G. H. JOHNSON, 65 SUSSEX St. P. J. ’Phone 212 J. J. Westbrook Stoll, 22 Ulster PI. P. J, 'Phone 117 J. { Lady Attendant WTien Desired. The Cause Of Cataracts is often the eyestrain that is put on eyes merely from prolonged negli­ gence of wearing of glasses. Office liom*s 8-12 and 1-5. Chas. Vun S ickle, EYESIGHT SPECIALIS'T, P. O. Bld’g. Upstairs. Don’t P lay W ith Fire by accepting any kind of a policy. The best costs no more. WE EtA'VE THE BEST , FRED’KD. FOWLER, Successor to Irvin\ ITlston, 89 PIKE ST., PORT JERVIS, N. Y. M. G. BEIRNE & SON, Funeral DirecI o r s AND Licensed Embalmers OFFICE AND RESIDENCE S4Front-st. P. J. Phone 147 Office and Residenoe: H. R. ’Phone 318 J. Netv York Representative: New York and Brooklyn Caaket Company,:3ompany. No.o. 27 Greatreat Jone» St. N 27 G . Telephone 3i49-3260.

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