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T r I'S tates U nion . V ^ O L . L X I I . N O . 8 . JErfMViliE L a rge EstaW ishment in Sniiivan County Destroyed; E s ti­ m a ted Loss $8,000. FROZEN HYDRANTS A HANDICAP PORT JSKYIS, N. Y., THUKSDAY, FEBRUARY 22. 1912. *1.50 FEB YEAR. F lam s e Spread R a p idly T h rough Bol- len h a c h ’s T h ree Stoi'y S tructure an d W ith Annex it Was Q u ickly Consumed. I* 'Bollenhach’s grist mill a t Jeffer­ sonville, Sullivan county, burned to the ground on Sunday morning. The fire Tvas discovercvd-<at about 12.30 o’clock. When the firemen arrived they Found the fire hydrants frozen, and no water at hand. T h e flames spread rapidly to all parts f the building and soon the large structure w a s in ashes. The m ill w a s one of the m o st up- tO -date an d fully equipped of an y In Sullivan county, being th ree stories h ig h w ith a n annex of tw o stories. It h a d recently been rem o d e led a t large expense. A larg e quantity of flour and feed w a s burned. A postal card showing th e building w h ile b u rning w a s received by Jew ­ eler E m m e t V a n Sickle from h is son- in-law , Dr. C. O. Walken, of Jefferson- vllle. T h e fire was a fierce one and for over tw o h o u rs th e flam es and cinders reached a height o^f o-ver 100 feet. T h e night being so still w ith the tem p e r a tu r e a t about 6 below freez­ in g th e neighborhood w a s spared from w h a t m ig h t h a v e been a terrib le conflagration. H a d th e r e been a stro n g east o r southeast w ind the gi-eater p a r t of t h e village m ight h ave I. been destroyed as th e w a ter w ithin th e m a in s seem ed to be encrusted w ith ice ow ing to th e severe w inter w e a ther. I t is th o u g h t t h a t the fire originated on t h e second flO'Oir b e tw e e n the parti- ^ , _ ^ tio n adjoining th e fo r m e r residents ^^ai*t an d th e m ill proper, a n d if such ih th e case th e n th e fire w a s either I th e w o r k of ra ts o r m ice gnaw ing m a tches o r else spontaneous com b u s- ^ tion. Mr. E o llenbach w a s very careful ab o u t h is stoves in th e m ill and in his 0 office, an d every n ig h t before retirinj w o u ld go carefu lly through the mil to see t h a t all w a s well, and w h ich he ^ did quite thoroughly late F riday nig h t sh o rtly before th e fire occurred. f r I t is said th a t M r. Eollenbach will rebuild ag a in an d will continue to sell feed, flour an d grain, etc., in tem p o ­ ra r y q u a r ters until th e new stru c tu re Is finished. •His loss is a heavy one and is esti­ m a ted to be betw e en $7,000 an d $8,- 000 w ith only $2,500 insurance riage by the ulev. Joseph Y. Irwin at th e B a p tist parsonage, No. Iti C a th­ erine street, at 3.30 o’clock, on Sat­ urday afternoon, F e b ruary ITth, K c s tiiig — C o rw in. Mr. Curl Prederich Kestinsr and M'.s-s May Estelle Ooi'win, of M ata- m o ras, e im ltt d in m a rriage by Rev. i'a-.l Easten, > f P e ter’s L u ­ theran Chu ch, at th rectnry at 11 tn. on Tuesday. W itnesses were Mass L e n a L, Percival and M rs. Hol- b e r D. Corv’in. The couple left on tra i n 4 fo r a sh o r t w e d d ing trlpi The groom is an em p loye of Case’s garage in this city. aiAKHTED 50 YEARS. Mr. an d M rs. Chas. G. R ennet, of W u rtshoro, H a d a ” Golden ’’ W edding. W u rtsboro, Feb. 16.— Mr. and Mrs. C h arles G B e n n e tt celebrated. the 30th anniversary of th e ir m a rriage, Tuesday, F e b ru a ry l.'l, by a - hom e •rathering of th e ir children and Tandchildren. A f ter dinner th e ir eldest son, W il- 'iam R. B ennett, of Kingston, m ade few rem a rks, presenting the pa- -ents w ith a very p retty box, neatly -ied with a white ribbon, to which a card was attached, bearin g th e fol­ lowing w o rds: “ Love and congratu­ lations from th e children.” The box C'0.ntained five and ten\ dollar gold ^ieccsj. T h e re cam e anotheir sm a ll box to “ g irandm a ” neatly p u t up by the seven-year-old granddaughter, M arion Benedict, o f M iddletown. This box contained a piece of m o n ey re­ sem b ling a five dollar gold piece. It is needless to say how m u c h “ grandm a ” prizes th e gift and the giver. N e x t in order cam e the reading- of letters an d telegram s of congratula­ tions fo r th e bride an d groom of 50 years ago. BANQUET Of HOTEL AND LIQUOR MEN Elaborate Dinner Served a t the Hotel Mitchell on M onday Evening. ' HYM E N E A L . Herzog—^Hessberger. Miss H e le n H e s sberger and Mr. Jo s e p h Herzog, both of Lackaw a x en, P a ., w e re united in m a rr iage a t 12.30 cn T h u rsday afternoon a t th e L u th e r­ an parsonage. No. 49 Sussex street,by th e R ev. P a u l H a sten. The w itnesses w e re M iss E m m a H e s sberger and Mr. P e rcy D o err. The w e d d ing p a r ty afterw a rds took d in n e r a t th e hom e of Mrs. C lara H inkley, a t No. 101 W e st M ain street. M r, and. M rs. Herzog left tow n T h u rsday evening on B rie ti ain Five fo r a trip to B ay City, M ichigan. They w ill m a k e th e ir hom e in Lackaw a x en. O’Connor—^Wel^. 'Miss M a r g a ret W elsh, d a u g h ter of Mr. an d M rs. L u k e W elsh, and W ill­ iam O’Connor, both of M iddletown, ■were united in m a rr iage a t St. Jo­ sep h ’s R, C. C h u rch on T h u rsday a f ­ ternoon. F e b ru a ry 8, by th e Rev. Father H. J. Daly. Among those present from out of town was Miss M a r g a ret Parley, of P o r t Jervis. Hilton—I/indsey. Miss V ina Lindsey an d Mr. Chas. H. H ilton, both of Honesdale, Pa., w e re united in m a rr iage on Saturday, F e b r u a r y 10th, in H o b oken, N. J„by th e R ev. Mr. R ichter, p a s to r of the L u th e r a n C h u rch. A fter a visit in W a s h ington, D. C,, they will m a k e th e i r hom e in Honesdale, .Pa. M r. H ilton is th e well-know n , courteous P u llm a n conductor on E rie train s 30 and 27 betw e en H o n e sdale and Jersey City. H e has hosts frien d s in P o r t Jerv is and along the E rie who w ish fo r him and his bride a long and happy life. -- ---- - I Ryan—-Van Syckle. M1« b Martha Van Syckle, o f Port Uervis. and Mr. W illiam H. Ryan, of Pa., were united in mar' VERDICT OE $11.0(10 FOR piGAN Widow of Worker Who W as Killed in Aqueduct Shaft Asked $25,000. CITY OF NEW Y0RK,DEFENDANT R o c k FeU In t o P it, S triking CoUigan an d K illing H im — C arelessness of D e fendant w a s Alleged as the Cause. The ju r y in th e case of Rose Colligan, as ad m in istratrix of th e es­ tate of Jam e s H. CoUigan, a g a in s t the City of New York, retu r n e d a v e r ­ dict fo r $11,000 fo r th e plaintiff in Suprem e C o u rt in Goshen, Justice M o rschauser presiding, F rid a y night a t 11 o’clock, R o b e rt H . B a r n e tt ap ­ peared for th e plaintiff and J. Stover, assistant corporation counsel of the City of New York, f o r th e defendant. Colligan w h ile em p loyed in th e city sh a f t of th e aqueduct a t Corn­ w a ll as forem a n of one of th e pit gangs w a s stru c k on th e head by a falling rock on Jan. 10 and died two days later in th e em e rgency hospital there. T h e action to recover w a s bro u g h t by his sister. Rose Colligan, the contention being th a t th e m en in th e sh a f t h a d n o t been protected from th e shooting rocks. D u ring th e sinking of th e sh a f t a protective sheething of steel w a s placed about th e w a lls of th e sh a f t to keep the rocks w h ich suddenly an d w ithout w a rning sh o t from th e sides of th e shaft, from falling on th e m en. On the day in question the m e n w e re w o rking 25 feet below the bottom end of this protection an d w h e n a rock suddenly sh o t o u t it fell upon th e deceased, crushing h is skull. The plaintiff asked fo r $25,000 dam ages. W h e n th e case w a s tried in New­ b u rgh a t th e D e cem b e r term of th e Supreme Court the jury after being out several h o u rs re tu r n e d and said th a t it w o u ld be an Im p o ssibility fo r it to agree. It was claimed by the defense that th e death of CoUigan w a s due to his own carelessness and neglect, fo r as he was forem a n of the p it gang on duty a t th e tim e he should have seen th a t th e iron sheething w a s low enough to protect h is m en from in- T h is case w a s called fo r trial in Goshen on W ednesday. B looded Stock fo r S e n a tor R o se. SEVERAL ADDRESSES GIVEN A b o u t Sixty-Five of th e M em b ers of th e Local Association W ith TTicir W ives and Guests W e re P resent, The finest and m o st elaborate din­ n e r th a t m ine host P e ter H, M itchell of th e H o tel M itchell h a s served since bis com ing to P o r t Jervis, w a s th a t of th e first an n u a l banquet of th e H o ­ tel and Liquor Dealers’ Association of P o r t Jervis an d vicinity sut t h e H o tel M itchell on M o nday evening. The menui an d Its service left nothing to be desired. The m em b ers, th e ir wives and guests of th e association, to the num ­ b e r of ab o u t 65, gathered a t th e ho ­ tel a t ab o u t 8.30 o’clock an d epgaged in social converse fo r h a l f ah hour. A t nine o’clock the m u sic of F e n -' n e r ’s o rch e s tra was h e a r d in the f r o n t parlor, an d th e m e m b e rs and th e ir guests to its m u sic m a rched into the beautifully decorated dining hall, Avhere they w e re seated a t sm all ta ­ bles, each table decorated w ith its bunch of w h ite an d red carnations. A t th e speakers’ tab le w e re seated Messrs. T. H u n t Brock, the President of th e Xrocal Association; C. J. Rieley, Presidlent o f 4;he New York State As­ sociation; L. W. M alone, of New Y o rk City; H e n ry B. Lawson, of N e w b u rgh, Deputy In tern a l R evenue Collector; M ayor w . H, N e arpass, Supervisor Jo h n J. Toth, F. R. Salmon, of The Union, and Jam e s Kane. The following m e n u e w a s 'then dis­ cussed fo r th e ensuing tw o h o u rs : MENU. Celery, Oyster Chicken Boiied Lobste M artini, V e rm o n t Turk* Candied Sweet F ren c h Peas, Claret Punch, isted CJackers, Ice Cream, Assort Salted Almondi Cocktails, L L a R eine, •, B u tter Sauce, C ranberry Sauce, t Potatoes, R u ssian Salad, R o q u e fort Dheese >rted Cake, Demi Tasse. D u ring th e service of the dinner, F e n n e r’s p o p u lar orchestra . of four pieces, an d th e Eccentric Q u a rtette, com p o sed of E d w a rd Cunniffie, H a rry Lehn, Jam e s Connelly and Aloysius Young, entertained the assem b lage w ith p o p u lar selections and songs. A t th e conclusion of the banquet, President B rock welcomed th e m em ­ bers and guests in a few well chosen ■words and hoped th a t this w a s the foreirunner of annual affairs of its kind. Mir. B rock explained in a forci­ ble m a n n e r th e aim s and objects of the Association, as follows ; as follows : “ To uphold th e personal liberty of oujT m e m b e rs ; to secure to them as long as th e y conduct th e ir business a a p roper m a n n e r th e sam e rights nd privileges w h ich th e law accords ,11 o th e rs ; To encourage only m en of reputation and honesty engaging in our business ; to oppose all attem p ts at enforcing u n ju s t and fanatical reg­ ulations ; an d use all honorable e such m e n elected to irrespective of politics, vho are favorable to the aim s for /hich this organization stands. ‘ T h e business in w h ich we red is an old an d reputab' stioned, .. tution of this state and by th e U n ited States. B a c h one so engaged is paying a revenue to the national and a large license fee to th e local governm e n t, providing directly and indirectly em p loym ent for -a gre,at num b e r of our fellow citi- -r ------- aiding uon. He stated that the law-abiding dealers in liquor in the past had suf­ fered woefully from the law-breakers engaged in th e business. Times have chan.Ted and we are now using our own endeavors to drive the law­ b reakers out of th e business and to p u t i t on a better basis. He referred to the work d-one in New York City rarticu larly by the Association to drive the m an out of business who was breaking the excise laws. Much had een done there in this rc-gard. He urged the Local Association to itand back of th e young representa- ive business m en a t its head and to id them in every way In t h e i r power. • I f we,” said he, “ s tand firmly for he laws on th e statu te books, we will lave th e support of all law -abiding itizens.” P resident B rock th e n introduced fudge H e n ry B. Fullerton- of this 3ity, whom he described as a m a n who '.ad a reputation th a t was state-w ide nd who w a s able and alw a y s willing 0 talk on any occasion. Judge P u li- wtjon prefaced h is rem a rks by read- a num b e r of fictitious telegram s such well-know n personages as Yilliam J. Gaynor, C h arles F. M u r- hy, Jo h n A. Dix, Theodore Roose- 'el(t, W o o d row W ilson an d W illiam H, baft. T h e ir reading created m u c h nnerriment. H e then m a d e an elo­ quent plea In b e h a lf of th e hotel keepers and' liquor dealers H e be­ lieved lihat, through honest legislation and an honest organization, th e g reat­ est good would be accom p lished and if this organization should seriously tak e up the task of w e eding o u t the law -breakers in th e business, then Will be found the t r u e solution of the liquor question. H e com p lim ented the .gathering of m e n and believed th a t m u c h good would be accom p lished fi'om such annual banquets, and prO'fnptly. ' R e turns of the an n u a l n e t income for th e calen d a r y e a r 1911 are req u ir­ ed to be m a d e to collectors of i n ter­ nal revenue on or before MArch 1, 1912. P rim a rily, every corporation is subject -to this requirem e n t except such a s fall specifically w ithin the classes enum e rated by th e statu te as exem p t. C o rporations whose net* income Li Uill - JSUU'IX cXXXXlUCUX klcXXXtlUt7I.O, cfcXXlX - . hepea it was a torarurm c r af o t t e r s - f f ® p.OOO, as well as _____ those -Whose net income exceeds that to come. P resident B rock b rought the ban­ quet to a close w ith a few rem a rks, thanking all fo r t h e i r presence a t the dinner. The city officials present included Alderm e n SChaner, Bishop and My- er, th e la t t e r tw o w ith th e ir wives; the B o ard of Supervisors was repre- •sented by Supervisors John J. Toth, A. P. A ltem eier and wife, and J. P. Gillen and wife. T h e officers of th e Local Hotel and Liquor D e a lers’ Association are a s f o l- President—T. H u n t Brock. V ice-President—Thos. Beirne. T reasurer— J o h n H o u g h taling. Secretary—T. J. Connelly Sergeant-at-A rm s — J a s . J. Eagan. Guard— S. P Clune. B o ard of Trustees— ^Wm. H e rr, S. Em ery, F ran k Beirne. T h e b a n q u e t w a s in charge of the following com m ittee : T. J. Connelly, Jam e s J. Eagen, Thom a s B eirne. -------- 4 ^ -------- KELLY VERDICT gET ASIDE. Justice M o rschauser T a k e s Action in Local Excise Case. Albany, Feb, 17.— J a m e s F- Farley, State excise com m issioner, announc­ ed this m o rning th a t the verdict Of the ju ry in th e case of the excise de­ p a r tm e n t against John Kelly, of P o rt Jervis and the Am erican Surety Co. heard during the present session of Suprem e 'Court a t Goshen, 'had lieen set aside by J u s tice Morschause*-. The action was to recover upon the excise bond given by tbe holder with the defendant com p any as surety, being alleged th a t Kelly kept a dis­ orderly house a t 53 P ike street, P o rt Jereis. The jury reported no cause of action. zens and in m a n y oth e ways in t h e general prosperity of ou: m u n ity and this g reat country. At th e conclusion of hi.s remarlcs, he re.ad letters of reg ret from Sena­ tor J. B. R-ose, Assem b lym an John D. Stivers, C h arles E. H igham Of Mid­ dletown, R o b e rt B. H o ck o f Goshen, D istrict A ttorney Thom a s C. Rogers, from th e F irst and Second Vice P r e s ­ idents of th e State Association, from A lderm en A. T. Brown, E. A. Browne, Jam e s Oirr, David C. McCombs, City Clerk John F. Cleary and Mr. D, F. Cock of th e Gazette. Mr. B rock then introduced M r. C. J. Rieley,, th e president of th e New Y o rk S tate W ine, B e e r and Liquor D e alers’ Association, and prophesied th a t he w a s th e m a n to guide the Association to g reater success and greater achievem e n ts In th e future. Mr. Reilley m a d e an interesting ad ­ dress. H e enlarged upon and em p h a ­ sized th e objects of th e Association as previously stated by Mr. Brock. H e deplored th e lack of organization in th e past, b u t now th e conditions have changed an d th e Association will, in th e future, be a factor to be DUTTON SPOKE. C o m p lim ented in Connection W ith R e c e n t B a n q u e t of P ru d e n tial “Tom ” D u tton, th e Sussex county o r a to r an d h u n ter o f big gam e, who looks like B ryan, o rates like Roose­ velt and eats like Taft, gave th e au ­ dience som e all-fired good points on th e M o n thly Incom e and 20-Pay-Life With P u r e Endow m e n t policies, and h e ’s slated fo r th e League this year, M r. D u tton is well know n hereabouts and over n o rth e r n New Jersey as an expert of m a rked ability in th e sci­ entific as well as th e salesm a n ship phases of life insurance.” T h e above notice is reprinted from a humorously veined Insurance p a p e r -issued b y th e Prudential, CORPORATIONS 1ST REPORT Required to Inform the State About Their A ffairs By M arch 1st. . PENALTY FOR FAILURE TO DO SO A Pino of $1,000 to $10,000 an d In ­ crease of 50 P e r Cent, in Taxes M ay be Inflicted F o r Neg^lCet of Law ’s R e q u irem e n ts. Mr. H e n ry B. Lawson, U. S. In t e r ­ nal Deputy Revenue Collector, has been instructed by the treasu ry de­ p a r tm e n t of th e In tern a l R evenue Service a t Albany, N. V., to give p u b ­ licity to th e special ta x relativ e to retu r n s o f corporations, joint stock com p anies, associations and insurance oottipanles. Several corporations m this vicinity are liable under th is sec­ tion of th e C o rporation Laws. I t is urged th a t th e y com p ly w ith the law am o u n t, are required to m a k e this U n d e r subsection 8 of th e ac t ev- ci-y corporation th a t fails to file its retu r n w ithin th e required tim e be­ comes liable to a specific penalty of from $1,000 to $10,000. F a ilu re to file the retu r n in case a tax is due subjects th e com p any also to an assessm e n t o f 50 p e r cent, ad- diti’onal to the tax. C o rporations which have not re- leived the blank form s should w rite im m e d iately to th e collector fo r them £'nd fill them out and verify and file them w ithout delay. The G o v e rnm ent is under no obligation, however, to furnish blanks, b u t does SO only as a m a tter of courtesy an d convenience. F a ilure to receive blanks will n o t be regarded -as ground for relief from the penalties incurred. If on account of sickness or ab ­ sence of officers, or fo r o ther reason e com p a n y is unable to m ake its re ­ tu rn in tim e to^ reach th e Collector’s office on or before M arch 1, applica­ tion should be m ade to th e colleet-or for an extension of tim e not exceed­ ing 30 days, as provided by the stat­ ute. This should be m ade before M arch 1, and -will not be considered if received later than March 30. E a c h new corporation w h ich wxs f'l'ganized during the year should in­ form the collector of t h a t fact, giving its exact corporate nam e, address, and n a tu re of its business, so th a t it m ay be placed upon th e list an d be furnished th e necessary blank form s. N e a rly all the cases of delinquency occurring' last year were the result ignorance, inadvertence, or neglect. OLD B IVERM AN DEAD. W illiam K im b le, a U n ique C h a racter, P a s s e s Away. W illiam Kim ble, a fam o u s lum b e r­ m an, raftsm a n and hunter, of \^ayne county. Pa., died a t his hom e in Dy- berry, sh o rtly afte r m idnight F riday m o rning, F e b ru a rj' 16th. H e was fam iliarly knovra as “Bill” Kim b le, and w a s b o rn a t the old Kim b le hom estead on the D y b e iry, elghty- one years ago. H e m a rr ied M arian W a rner, who survives him . H e is al­ so survived by one son. R u s h W., w ith w h o m he lived, and Lelia A., wife of F riend Simons, of Sterling. He was an uncle of P r a n k C. Kim b le, W ayne county’s new sheriff. T h e fa th e r of “ Bill K im b le way Asa Kimble, who lived at the Nar- row s in P ike county, below Hawley. H is m o ther’s nam e w a s Abigail P e l- lett. They had seven children as w h ich is described a recen t banquet follows : Nancy, E p h raim B,, George Roseton, Feb. 17.— “Doc.” F o s ter h a s retu r n e d from a > t r i p to New Paltz, w h e re h e was detailed by Sen­ ato r R o se to m a k e a deal w ith prom inent breed e r fo r eight full blooded H o lstein cows. The anim a ls have been placed cn th e R o se farm . T h e S e n a tor w ill nso b u t th e best stock, swine, poulti?’, etc., on his farm , w h ich h a s becom e one of th e finest stocked farm s In tuls'seeUon. }-reckoned w ith in the state and na- o f P ru d e n tial general agents given by th e com p a n y a t th e W a s h ington re s ta u r a n t in N e w ark. Independent of Its g reat industrial agency force, th is com p a n y h a s an organization of agents, know n as th e “ P rudential $100,000 League,” w h o se efforts are devoted exclusively to interesting policy-holders who Insure in am o u n ts from $1,000 upw a rds. M r. D u tton, being well inform e d in all th e de­ tails of th e various policy contracts, adapted to this class o f risks, and possessing a faculty of presenting th e subject in an interesting m a n n e r, his presence a s a sp e a k e r a t agency gatherings Is b o th popular and fre- euse” should be excused if he “halts in speech.” W., Jo h n P., Isaac R., W illiam and M artin. In 1816 Asa K im b le moved to W a y n e county, having purchased 260 acres a f wild land in Dyberry. Mr. K im b le w a s a unique ch a rac­ te r H e began to steer ra f ts down th e Lackaw a x en w h e n he was years of age, and k e p t a t It as long as t h e r e w e re an y rafts to steer. H e was a fiddler and played fo r dances in h is younger days. H is services w e re in dem a n d from one end of th e county to the other. It was as a lum b e rm a n an d river- m an, however, th a t fam e cam e to him chiefly. H e loved th e woods and th e w a ter an d w a s a skilled hunter. In th e passing aw a y o f Mr. Kim b le Is recorded th e b reak in g of an o th e r link th a t bound th e present genera­ tion w ith th e m agical era of the HOM E FRO M T R IP TO CUBA. Port Jervis Residents Visit Wreck of M aine in H a v a n a H a rbor. Mr. and Mrs. C h a rles B randinan, of No. 9 C a tharine street, returned hom e on Saturday from a trip of several w e eks in th e south as fa r as Jacksonville, St. Augustine, and P a lm Beach, Florida, and a visit of nine days In H a v a n a , Cuba. They traveled on th e F lo r id a and E a s t Coast railway, w h ich is built fo r 70 m iles across th e F lo r id a keys to K e y W est, a g r e a t deal of it trestle w o rk out in th e w a ter— o n e span of track over th e w a ter being seven m iles in length. W h ile in H a v a n a they visited th e w reck of the battleship M aine, which w a s blown up in th e harb o r on F e b ­ ru a r y 15, 1898, and is now being raised by th e United States Govern­ m ent. Mr. B randm a n secured sou­ venirs of a M axim m achine gun ca r t ­ ridge an d five sm a ll pieces of tiling from th e upper deck. Several auto­ m o b ile trip s w e re m a d e out into th e country about 20 m iles from H a v ana. The soil is very productive and the tem p e r a ture in F e b ru a ry varies from 70 to 80 degrees; O p e ration F o r Appendicitis. Jam e s J. Sm ith, an E rie locomo­ tive firem an of th e Delaw are Divi­ sion, was operated on a t th e P o r t Jervis H o spital on M o n d ay n ig h t fo r appendicitis. T h e operation was perform e d by Dr, E. G. Cuddeback. His condition is good today. R e c o n s tructing Telegraph Line. F o rem a n Dobson an d a force of W e stern Union telegraph linem en are rebuilding th e W e s tern Union lines along th e E rie railro a d track s betw e e n P o r t Jerv is and M ill Rift. DEEAWARE DRIVE . SEEMSURED Steps Toward Proposed 111-Mile Road From Newtibn to This City. BILL HAS BEEN INTRODUCED H e a rings H a v e B een H e ld in Several County Seats, P relim inary Sur­ vey M ap A b o u t Completed. Cost A b o u t $3,000,000. T h e re is strong reason to believe th a t the Dela-ware R iver Drive to ex­ tend along the Delaw are river from Trenton, N. J., to this city, win be hurrlned to com p letion in a year o r two. A t a m e e ting of the High-way Commission of the State of New J e r ­ sey held oh Mond-ay afternoon, Feb. 12th, it was decided to bold h e a r­ ings in the several county seats to give th e proponents an d opponents to ithe plan to limmediately build this road an opportunity to present th e ir views to s t a t e R o a d Comm issioner Bd-win A. Stevens an d through- Col­ onel Stevens to th e S tate Highway Commission composed of him self as secretary, th e Governor,the P resident ■of tile Senate and S p e a k e r of the House. The com m issioner is em p o w ­ ered to a t once advertise for bids for com p leting th is stretch of -highways. H e a rings w e re given in the county seats of M ercer, Trenton, F e b ruary 13; H u n terdon, Flemi-ngton, F e b ru­ ary 14; W a rren, Belvidere, F e b ruary 15, an d Sussex, F e b ruary 16, th e last th ree a t 10 in th e m o rning. B ill M akes A p p ropriation. Assem b lym an M yers has introduc­ ed a bill m a k ing an appropriation for th e construction of th e drive. In his bill ^ e states th a t this highw ay will -open u p to t h e people of New Jersey th e scenic w o n d e rs of th is valley, un­ surpassed by anything in th e eastern states, Section 6’ of the bill reads : “ The sum of one m illion, five h u n ­ dred thousand dollars is hereby ap ­ propriated payable in am o u n ts of three hundred thousand dollars each year f o r five years, com m encing with th e y e a r 1913.” A m a p of th e prelim inary survey fo r the drive h a s been ab o u t com ­ pleted. W h ile the m ap is -drawn for £ road 50 feet wide, the m acadam bed to be 30 feet, it is m o re th a n likely th a t th e state will m a k e this a 30- f-oot road w ith 16 feet m acadam ized, and! this will m a terially lower the tim a te of th ree m illion dollars for the project. As laid down on th is m a p the road starts a t T renton and ru n s through Ew ing up ito th e present river road th rough S c u d d e r’s Falls, Titusville, Moore, Goathill, Lam b e rtvllle, Stock- ton, Frenchtow n , M ilford an d all o: -the D elaware riv e r b a n k tow n s to P o r t Jeiwis, N. Y. --------- ^ ------- H - ---------------- You must sometimes stand under a U h lng to understand i t NEW TURN IN IRE VANNESSMCASE Surrogate Cohalan Appoints Tent- porary A d m inistrators of MiF lionaire’s $1,100 Estate. FORMER WIFE ASKS ALIMOKT M rs. Alice \Wood V a n Ness AaserlS': T h a t H e r Aged H u s b a n d T rans- feiTed M ost o f H is P r o p e r ty The Van Ness will contest took of new tu r n last F riday w h e n S u rrogate' Cohalan of New Y o rk Cityi,. appointed as temporary admin­ istrato rs of th e $1,100 estate ---- w h ich is all t h a t t h e aged millionair»3-'\ had failed to give to his young wife— ex-Surrogate R ansom , h e r counsel^, an d W a llace M cFarland, counsel f o r ' th e -beneflciarcies under a deed o f tru s t m a d e by V a n Ness in favor o£T |the children of F r a n k D. Harmony- husband of a sister of th e second, Mrs. V a n Ness. An application fo r a tem p o rary adm inistrator bafi been denied pr«t- viously by S u rrogate C o h alan, and;; th e renew e d application, w h ich lim ­ ited th e powers of th e appointees -tar- th e doing of specific acts, w a s grant­ ed only upon the assent of ail tho- parties interested; C h a rles B landy appeared as counsel fo r Mrs. D ebor­ ah V a n Ness, who got a divorce f r o n t Van Ness nearly fo r ty years ago. H i t said not a cent of h e r $600 a year* ' a lim o n y -had been paid and th e refo rt- she held a claim am o u n ting, w ith in­ terest, to $26,400, Young -Mrs. V an Ness has said th a t by tran s f e rs m ade to h e r withlnt a y e a r a f te r h e r m a rriage in 1901^ h e r husband divested liim self of hi* fortune of $2,000,000, giving all ab-* solutely to her, with th e exception? of th e incom e of a $375,000 trust- fund) in th e 'hands of W illiam F , H a v em eyer, th e capital of w h ich w a t to go to th e H a rm o n children on ,th » . death of V an Ness, T.he accrued In­ terest on th a t fu n d am o u n ted to $1,— 100 w h e n V a n Ness died, and this, i t is contended, constitutes th e entlnr-^ V a n Ness estate. T h e appointm e n t on F rid a y p e r ­ m its th e tem p o rary adm inistrator* ■merely to settle the H a v em eyer t r u s t and to accept service of t h e suit foir alim o n y contem p lated by M rs. D e­ borah Van Ness. Young Mrs. Van Ness has testified- th a t the tran s f e rs w h e reby she ac­ quired- th e estate w e re m a d e im m e d i­ ate ly a f te r th e suit -brought fo r th*- H a rm o n children (now Mrs. H a r r i e t ^ B. M orse, of B rooklyn, and M rs. M arie B. H. Pierce, of B o ston), and- th a t a t t h e sam e tim e Mr. V a n Nes» g-ave h e r a letter containing Inform a ­ tio n ab o u t Mrs. Alice V an Ness P a r ­ sons, a d a u g h ter of his, to use It M rs. P a rsons ever started any tro u - 'b le about th e estate. Mrs. V a n Nes*. said h e r husband fe lt t h e r e w o u ld b* a contest if he m a d e a will, and i t was to protect h e r in th e enjoym e n t of the property th a t h e m a d e th * tran s f e r nine years before his d e a th. Mrs, V a n Ness 'became acquainted w ith Van Ness th rough an accident. She was in Cornwall, N. Y,, fo r h e r health, and when passing th e Vani Ness hom e sprained h e r ankle. S h * w a s tak e n inside and treated. A* she w a s going aw ay in a carriag * Van Ness retu r n e d hom e. They w e r * m a rr ied a few m o n ths afterw a rd , when she was tw e n ty-six an d h * m o re th a n eighty years old. In th e will contest charges w e r* m a d e against Mrs. V a n Ness of su c h a ch a racter th a t S u rrogate C o h a lan—., ordered them stricken from th e rec­ ord and- publicly rebuked those who* m a d e th e affidavits as well as thoa*- who introduced th e m ^ court. Plan for National Bo’Wling T o a n u i - The m em b ers of th e M o n ticelld Club bowling team -have com p leted arrangem e n ts fo r tffie^r team ■whick will take. 4 )art in th e N a tional Bowl­ ing tournam e n t a t P a terson, n e x t m o n th. A five m a n team , co n s istii^ of H. B. P e lton, John B eecher, How­ ard Beecher, H. B lake S tr a tto n and^ B e rt B. Scriber, has been entered, w ith C o n rad Diehl, of P o r t Jervis, a * substitute. In th e 'tw o -m en m a tche* P e lton and H o w a rd B eecher; S c r ib e r and Jeh n Beecher, and S tr a tton a n d Diehl will enter, w h ile all six m e n will en ter th e slngies. B ig B a n d F o r A u to Show. M a tts 22nd R e g im e n t B a n d of 40 m en— form e rly P a tr ick S. Gilm o re’* fam o u s band— -with D irector ' Law ­ rence M ansfield M att, w e n t w e s t -on. E rie train One Tuesday a.m . to Bing­ ham ton w h e re they w ill furnish m u s ic fo r the big autom o b ile show which, opened th a t nig h t In th e F irs t R e g i­ m e n t Armory.

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