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T he T re S tates U nion . V.)! . LXIL NO. 14. FORT JERVIS, N. Y , THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 1912. $1.50 PER YEAR. A N E / t i « Large Audience fiai&es New Preulyterian Organ and Mr. Depew's Fine Recital. WAS DEDICATED ON SUNDAY Program That Included Numbers of W ide Range Heard W ith Great Pleasure — Quartet of the Church Assisted, An audience more or less familiar with organ recitals which comfortably filled (the Presbyterian Church on Friday evening- was unanimous in proclaiming that rendered on the new organ by Mr. Arthur Depew, of Brooklyn, as one of the finest they had ever listened to and that they could have heard several more se­ lections with genuine pleasure. Per­ haps the general interest of the Pres­ byterians in the fine new $6,000 a d di­ tion to their house of worship and th e pleasurable anticipation with wEich they have looked forward to hearing the new organ had something to do with the enthusiasm expressed, hut certain it is Mr. Depew’s playing o f a particuclarly well chosen pro­ gram left nothing to be desired, and ,the organ itself even exceeds expec- Jtatiom Mr. Depew’s program began with the introduction to the third act of Lohengrin, Wagner, which includes the fam ilar strains of the wedding march. Each number similarly was of a sort more or less fam iliar to a great part of the audience, music that will live on earth while human beings . have souls and that the composers < seem to have drawn from somewhere ' -where only fine things dwell and all earthly fetters are loosed. Played by such an artist as Mr. Depew on such instru m e n t as the new organ, it not but be impressive, uplift­ ing and enthi-alling to all who gave it their attention. The program included Toccata in “ G,” Dubois; Andante from First Sonata, Mendelssohn; Lar­ go, Handel; Daybreak, Peer Gynt Suite, Grieg; Vox Angelica, Henrich; Serenata Napolitana, Seeboeck; March from Tannhauser, Wagner; Introduc­ tion and Love and Death, Tristan and’ Isolde, Wagner; Fantasia on Faust, Gounod-Depew. It afforded a wide range of move­ m ents to m eet alm o st every mood of humanity, the grave and brave and gay and gray, so that at one time or another every one in the audience m u st have responded to the mood of th e them e being played and perhaps that was another reason for the gen­ eral approbation. More reasonable however to believe that each number sw e p t all the audience with it as in­ deed the hearty applause, -n'hich greeted every number, • indicated. Largo, Handel, may not sound like m u ch in mere words in a newspaper, but when a fine organ rolls out a m a jestic harmony that breathes of eternity like the waves in mid­ ocean, one forgets he’s a clod of the earth and walks the upper atm os­ phere. Daybreak, Peer Gynt Suite, Grieg, may be a wooden sort of a thing as it is read, but played as it was, one could see the first dim light o f day heralding the sun and bit by bit the orb itself com ing into view over the eastern hills until it filled the earth. Vox Angelica, Henrich, in words, is a fc-eign sounding sort of thing, but it breathed of things that nobody knows or understands, angel voices, if one will, singing some song o f the ages. The march from Tann­ hauser needs no comment. It was m a g n ificent All this is only a poor attempt to express -what every one knows Is in good music, hut the better to em pha­ size that the concert was good music, possibly the best that Port Jeru s has been privileged to hear in a long ^m e. The acoustic properties of the ^auditorium under the new arrange- iment of the organ are higly pleasing, p ie sound rolling from one side to the ^ther and interm ingling in great pursts of harmony, Mr, Depew was led back for an extra number at e close, and played “ Old Folks at hm e,” a selection that held its own dth the rest, and made a happy one b carry out of the church. The m a le quartet of the church ,dded no small part to the evening’s ^easure, as their recall, (not Teddy’s pt), on both appearances on the demonstrated. Their first ttion was W ater Lillies, Linders, in encore they sang a humorous [on. At their second appearance rave “ A Father’s Lullaby,” an ionally fin© number, o f which dience demanded more. The Is one o f which the church to be proud. It is cem - if \Dr. G. A. Hammond and Mr. Ik. Schweiker, tenors, and GffiM MUSIC FIR.ST rnESllYTERTAN CHURCH AND CHAPEL OP PORT JERVIS. Messrs. Herbert and Walter Senger, i rio • o f the church,in fact seems to fit basses. | in as though the arrangement had The last number on Mr. Depew’s ^ bt en intended when the church was program, Fantasia on Faust, which it 1 built. That it will equally fit into the is assumed was arranged by him self, I services goes without saying. Under was particularly pleasing, bringing | the new arrangement the choir desk out the ‘more fam iliar parts of the | is in the exact center of the former tuneful opera. : pulpit, the choir in front and at Rev. Ttobert Bruce Clark and all either side of same, and the pulpit ^s who have helped to bring about ti.\'. j in front. The organ pipes are of plain installation of the fine organ had rea- j gold decoration, arranged as is best son to feel considerable satisfaction i understood from a glance at the pic- at the consummation of their efforts.' tore herewith given. Palm s and pot- It adds to the appearance of the inte- i ted plants about the pulpit added to h . ' ttePS f. i n t e r i o r o p f i r s t PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, SHOWING THE NEW ORGAN. the beauty of the arrangement last evening. The church will have prac­ tically the same seating capacity as furmerly. Hand.'snmely printed programs, a prii.lurt of the Union’s job printing department, set forth the numbers, be.-: ’cs the specifications of the new organ and g iv e pictures of the church, inisde and out. Pictures of the interior of the church were on sale at the door. ] Mr. Daniel Holbrook, -w'ho was the organist of the Presl'j'terian Church 42 years ago, when the old organ w-as a new organ just dedicated, was in the audience at the concert. Mr. Hol- i ronk -selected the old organ which took the place of the little cabinet organ in the church, and it cost Judge Holbrook was greatly pleased with the new organ, and im ­ pressed with Mr. Depew’s ability as an organist. The organ was officially dedicat­ ed on .Sunday morning, March 31st, at 10.30, a full account of which ap­ pears elsewhere. DIX COMMUTES COSMETSMENCE Adjudged Insane, the Governor Changes Death Sentence to Life Imprisonment. j WILL NOW GO TO DANNEMORA Convicted o f Murdering a Fellow Countryman at Middletown, He •was Originally Sentenced to D ie on May 13th. ( By Associated Press.) Albany, April 3. — The Governor commuted to life imprisonment the death sentence of Michael Cosmo, convicted of murdering a fellow countryman at Middletown. Cosmo was originally sentenced to die in Sing Sing May 13th, but was declared Insane by a special commission. He will be transferred to Dannemora State Hospital. Albany, April 2.— Michael Cosmo, who shot and killed Dominick Ma- rone at Middletowm in November, 1910, has been declared insane by a special commission headed by Dr. James V. May, president of the State Lunacy Commission. The commission, which was appointed by Governor Dix, reported today. The Court of Ap­ peals May 13 as the date for Cosmo’s electrocution at Sing Sing, but under a recent law he will be sent to the Dannemora State Hospital, and if he recovers his reason eh eventually may have to pay the death penalty. Co.smo, the commission reports, ev­ idently became insane from fright. He was convicted in May, 1911, and at the time showed a spirit of bra­ vado. After 24 hours’ confinement in the death house at Sing Sing he Iiecanie a mute and did not utter a word until September 15. Kmoky Stove Cause of Fire Alarm. At 1.50 W ednesday afternoon, the firemen were called out in response to an alarm sounded for the second district, and, upon investigation, it was found that smoke had issued from the front -windo-ws of the second floor of the building at No. 9 Front street, in the rooms occupied |by Mrs. Mary Hunter. A fire had been started in a stove and the strong wind forced a “back draft” through the chimney and caused the stove to smokei. The recall was soon sounded as there was no fire or any need of the department. Slight Fire in Fide Caboo.se. The caboose of the Erie Delaware Division way freight in charge of Conductor Frank Lane, while In the Port Jervis yard, west of the round­ house, caught fire W ednesday from a stove which upset. A switch en­ gine with fire hose equipment soon hastened to the scene and extinguish­ ed the blaze before much damage was done. Plying Pl.sh Display. The Gordon & Malven Company have a com plete window display of fishing tackle to which many people are attracted by the sight of four pa­ per fish struggling at the end of as many fishing rods. The fish are kept in motion by the breeze from an electric fan and m a k e a novf l dls- KILIED BY TRAIN WHILE DRIVING Mr. Benjamia B. Harsh Was Struck and Never Regained Consciousness. BODY BROUGHT TO THIS CITY, A Son-in-Law o f IMr. Samuel Major, o f K a inesrille, N. J.— ^The Fu­ neral W a s Held There Sunday. Mr. Samuel Major, of Hainesville, N. J., received word by telegraph Tuesday, March 26th, that his son- in-law, Mr. Benjamin B. Hursh, of Maconn, Saskatehe-wan, Canada, had been killed in a railroad accident on Monday, March 25th, 1912. Particu­ lars of the accident at the time were not known. A letter was received by Ml'. John A. Kadel, of Port Jervis, who is a friend of the Hursh family, telling of the accident in full. It is as follow s . Mr. Hursh was driving to a near­ by town to transact some business on March 25th, was compelled to pass over a railroad crossing, and in do­ ing so was struck by a fast express passenger train. It com pletely de­ molished the cutter in which he was driving and threw him many yards away against a heavy wooden fence, breaking his right arm and three or four ribs on the same side, also in­ flicting many cuts and bruises. H e was taken to a nearby hospital, where he passed away without re­ gaining consciousness. The letter states that he could not have known what did it. The body and fam ily of six arrived in Port Jervis Saturday on train 4 at 1.29 p. m. The funeral was held on Sunday afternoon from the home of Mr. James Black, at Hainesville, N. J,, at four o’clock. OBITUAItY. Mrs. Andrew W. Dickert. Mary Althisar, wife of Andrew W. Dickert, formerly of Port Jervis, died at her home at Youngsville, Warren county, Pa., Monday, March 25, at 7.40 a. m., after a long illness of general debility, in the 84th year of her age. The funeral took place at 3 p. m. Tuesday, March 27. Burial was in the fam ily plot in the Odd Fellows’ Cemetery at Youngsville. Mrs. Dickert was born at Rome, N. Y., Sept. 9, 1828. Her parents were Jeremiah Althisar and Hannah Kill- m er Althisar, who passed the^ last years of tlieir lives in Port Jervis. Of nine children, she was the third, and the only one now surviving is a sis­ ter, Martha M., wife of Mr. John Sharp, of Port Jervis. Mary Althisar was married to An­ drew W, Dickert at Rome, N. Y., ■March 19, 1849. They lived in Brook­ lyn, L. I., then at Farmington, Pa., and again in Brooklyn, whence they removed to Port Jervis in 1858, and remained here fourteen years to a day, removing hence to Youngsville, Pa., May 2nd, 1872, where the forty remaining years of their lives were passed. Mrs. Dickert is survived by her husband— now in very feeble condi­ tion— ^by one sister, Mrs. Martha M. Sharp, of Port Jervis, and by six children; Andrew J. Dickert, of New Boston, 111.; Lillie C. E., wife of Mr. W. T. Doty, of Circleville, N. Y.; Mrs. Carrie M. Halstead, of Youngsville, Pa.; Francis I.,Dickert, of Snow Hill, Md.; G. B. Dickert, of Indianapolis, Tnd., and Penelope, wife of Mr. Charles King, of near Middletown, N. Y. Mrs. Dickert was a lovable wife and mother,* devoted to her family, a true friend, and a kind, charitable neighbor, and long years a member of the Bapti.<3t Church. The older residents of Port Jerris will remem­ ber her only with tenderness and af­ fection, and will deeply sympathize with the sorrowing relatives, and par­ ticularly so with the bereaved hus­ band, now in his 87th year, and tot­ tering on the verge of the unknown •world, where he expects soon to-again meet the faithful companion of his long, honorable and useful life. Jacob Johnson. Former Sheriff Jacob F. Johnson died in his home on the Grand View Farm on the outskirts of Middletown at 6.30 Sunday evening. He was in the 66th year of his age and had been in failing health for some time, but hi.s death was not expected. Mr. Johnson was horn In the town of Minisink, and was the son of W il­ liam C. Johnson and Sarah Durland. When 16 years of age he secured a position as brakeman on the Erie and continued with that railroad until 1872, when th e New York and Os­ wego Midalnd Railroad was opened. THRILLING EXPERIENCE WITH SWIfT DELAWARE RIVER CURRENT AT MONGAUP A young man by the name of Pci.shn yer, 17 or 18 years of age, of Mon.;aup, Sullivan county, N. Y., had a thrilling and dangerous experience in the Delaware river, near Mongaup, on Saturday morning that nearly cost him his life. He had rowed across the Delaware to the Pennsylvania shore to hang up, the mail pouch for west-bound Erie train One, the Buffalo Express, A^- ter the train had gone, he started to return' across the river, when some people on the New York State side called to him that the mail bag for Mongaup had been, thrown off and was down the bank. W hen he re­ versed his course, the high water and the swift current along the Pennsyl- I vania shore carried his boat down stream so that he was unable to land j until he struck Butler’s Island, be­ tween Mongaup and Mill Rift, Reishmyer managed to catch hold of a tree and called for help and a rope. Several men followed him down to Mill Rift and around No. 2 bridge, but ip the meantime he had freed him self of his boots and part of lus Clothing, and succeeded in swim­ ming to shore. lie managed to flag an east-bound train, and came to this city, where he secured clothing and later returned to Mongaup. H e became conductor on the \flrst milk and passenger train run over that road, which is now the New York, Suequehanna & Western Rail- Mr. Johnson resigned from the railroad in 1888 to take the nomina­ tion for sheriff at the hands ot' the Republican party. He served for four years. In 1892 he took up his resi­ dence on the farm near Middletown, where he had since lived. He is sur­ vived by his wife and three children ^ Nellie G., Sarah A., and Jacob M. Johnson. During Mr. Johnson’s term as sheriff Henry M. Howell was the un­ der-sheriff located in Newburgh, Daidd J. Pierson. David J. Pierson, an old and high­ ly respected resident of Pond Eddy, N. Y., died at his home at that place on Monday afternoon at three o’clock after a long illness. He was aged 76 The deceased is survived by one daughter. Miss Grace Pierson, and one sister. Miss Harriet Pierson. The funeral was held at the Pond Eddy M. E. Church at ' two o’clock on W ednesday afternoon. The Interment was in Van Tuyl’s Cemetery. Daniel P. Welsh. Daniel Peter W elsh died at his home, No. 18 Jersey avenue, at 12.15 a. m. on Wednesday, after a short ill­ ness of a complication of diseases. He was aged 14 years and 10 months. Deceased was born in Port Jervis, and was the son of Daniel and Han­ nah Welsh. The surviving relatives are his pa­ rents and one sister, Mamie, at home. The funeral will be held at the house, No. 181 Jersey avenue, on Saturday morning at 9.30, and in St. Mary’s Church at 10 o’clock. Interment will be in Sparrowbush Cemetery. OBSEQUIES. Frank D. Peters. The funeral of Frank D. Peters was held a t'th e house. No. 25 H ud­ son street, at two o’clock on W ednes­ day afternoon and at 2.30 o’clock in the Drew M. E. Church, where the services, which were very largely at­ tended, were conducted by the Rev, Joseph Y. Irwin. The Elks, Knights of Pythias, Mannerchor, and Brewery Workers attended in a body, and at the church the services of the Elks were con-* ducted by Past Exalted Ruler L, C. Fenner. At the interment in Laurel Grove Cemetery, a selection was sung by the Mannerchor and the services of the Knights of Pythias were con­ ducted hy Chancellor Commander John M. Happ. Mrs. James A. W ylie rendered a solo at the services in the church. There was a large number of beau­ tiful floral contributions from or­ ganizations, relatives and friends. Messrs. George W. Murray, T h e o ­ dore Ludlum and Lorenzo Wood of the Knights of Pythias, Charles Will, Jacob Portz and P. J. Donohue of the Elks, were the pall-bearers, and the flower-bearers were Messrs. John W haley and John ■ Schaffer of the Brewery Workers; Jacob Kalmbach, Adam Allmendinger and Michael Obermyer of the Mannerchor. Du-ring the funeral the flag on the Elks’ Home on Pike street was plac­ ed at half mast. Mrs. Nancy O. Van Aken. -The funeral of Mrs. Nancy C. Van Aken was held at the house in Spar­ rowbush at 2.30 o’clock on W ednes­ day afternoon. Rev. S. B. Vander- soll conducted the services. Inter­ m ent was in Sparrowbush-Cemetery. Messrs. John Maley, W illiam Ma­ lay. Frank Patterson, Robert De- drick, W illiam Reymar and Eugene Tisdell were the pall-hearers. August Marsh. The body of August Marsh, of Chi­ cago, was brought to Port Jervis on' Erie train Eight on Monday morning and was taken to the undertaking rooms of F. H. Porter on Pike street. The interment took place in Laurel Grove Cemetery at 9.30 o’clock, where the service was con­ ducted by the Rev. Uriah Symonds. TWO DEAD IN MILL EXPLOSION. Another Man Had Both Arms Blown Off. in Wayne, N. J., Disaster. Paterson, N. J., April 1.— An ex­ plosion at the powder mills at Wayne, five miles west of here, kill­ ed two workmen and maimed three others. The explosion was felt over a radius o f fifty miles and started re­ ports of a possible great disaster.' The dead are Charles Stultz, Su­ perintendent, and Charles Rysdeck, a workman. W illiam Spernow had both arms blown off. The m ills formerly belonged to the Laflin and Rand Powder Com­ pany, but are now operated by E. I. DuPont, of the DeNemours Company. THEODORE TURMAN IS EMIND ALIVE Youth, Thought Murdered, Writes He Wants to Join Ma­ rine Corps. ON FARM NEAR PHILADELPHIA Letter Received by Mi's. Fui^man at IVIiddletown, on Wednesday, In- dicat'Bs That Her Son, Theo­ dore, is Alive and WeU. Middletown, N. Y., April 3. — (Spe­ cial.)— ^A letter was received here this morning by Mrs. Eugene Furman from her son Theodore, who states that he is working on a farm near Philadelphia. Young Furman gives no explanation of his disappearance, which had led to the belief that it was his body whch was found partly consumed in an O. & W. cinder car at Baker’s Switch some months ago. He is 18 years old and writes to ob­ tain his mother’s consent to his join­ ing the United States Marine Corps. Mrs. Furman ,has also received papers fi’om the enlisting officer for her to fill out in the event of her giving her consent. Since Young Furman’s disappear­ ance his fam ily has been subjected to arrest and imprisonment, one of his brothers giving a statement about his having been murdered by another brother, which did not bear up un­ der investigation, and the grand jury failed to indict any save Mrs. Fur­ man who had drawn Theodore’s pay from the O. & W . Railroad, where he had been employed. TEACHERS Of THE DISTRICUONTER Seventy-Two of Them Gathered^ at Middletown High School On Saturday. SEVERAL SESSIONS OF THE DAT Addresses Given by Authorities on Vgii- rious Subjects and Teachers’ Du­ ties Outlined — District Su­ perintendent Sanford A. ' Cortright Presided. { A Teachers’ Conference for th<|^ third district of Orange county, ij$ charge of the district superintendenl* Sanford A. Cortright, was held at High School building in M iddletowiv N. Y., Saturday. There were 72 teachers in attend­ ance, and the session was called t® order -at 10 a. m. by Mr. Cortrlght,th® first business being registration. Fol­ lowing this, at 10.15 a. m., an addres®^ “ Nature Study” was given by : F. McDonald, of the State EducatioaJ Department. This was followed by a leoturflfe “ The Apple Tree,” by Mr. Van A l- styne, of the State Department o f Agriculture, and at 11.45 Richard Coons, a representative of the Amerfe can Book Company, gave an intereSfe ing talk to the teachers, after w h iclf an adjournment was taken until 1.20^ The first business of the afternoon! was an address by' Prof. F. D. M o n k ton, of Unionville, followed by a leip^ ture on “ Milk Zones',” by Principal Albert C. Mayhems, of Warwick. A t 2.30, Mr. C o r trigh t delivered address on th e d u ties o f th e teacher^-, after w h ich the final a d j o u r n m e n f was taken. The teachers who were registered were ; Belle P. Patterson, Circlevillop Jessie L. Holt, Edith Myer, Myrtle P . Conkling, Mary B. Mackin, Katherin® A. Deniff, Lydia E. Norwood, Eleanor Whaley, Ethel J. VanNoy, Ellen. Jones, Margaret A. Cox, Marguerita^ F. Lyons, Pearl M. Overton, Gertrud® Morman, Mary M. Gregg, Minnie G. Brink, Ruba Turner, Emma C. Palm ­ er, Zaidi;''.G. Cooper, Mary E. Oakley, Laura B. '^Nearpass, Jessie Mann, R e n » E, Goodfellow, Olive Lundy, Florenc* A. Cahill, Mildred Joyce, Bessie D e - terick. Marguerite C. Brown, of P o r t J e r v is; Florenc© R. Boyd, of OtiSK ville ; Mabel Harris, Johnson ; J. Al­ m a Wilkin, Stony Ford ; Anna Ho-w- ard. High View ; Georg© H. Clarli^ Westtown ; Edith M. Hopkins, Mid>% dletown ; Russell Myer, Cuddebaefe ville ; Mary G. Lyons, Middletown £ Lulu Van Inwegen, Huguenot ; Ber^ tha M. Beemer, Union-vllie ; Agnes !«, Kiernan, Cuddebackville; Catherin® A. Gibbons, Greenville ; Anna E. Kier^ nan, Cuddebackville ; Ida Bennet, El* lenville ; W. D. Moulton, Unionvilla £ Clara L. Hagen, Sparrowbush ; Mae- Hotchkiss, Ridgehury; Ruth Myer, Cuddebackville; Emma StarhUck;; Westtown ; Edna M. Schultz, W est- town ; Ellen M. Carter, Otisville J Thomas J. Oole, Middletown ; Lotti® Rice, Johnson ; Clara E. Borland,- Johnson; A. W. Blumberg, O tisvillef B. J. Wherry, Slate H i l l ; Rena E . Ostrander, Guymard ; Lillian M, Smith, Middletown ; Belle W. Lyons. Middletown ; Rose Benequit, H igii View ; Cecilia A. Mullaney, Middle- town ; Grace M. Overton, W esttown • Jean Laing, O tisville; Ella P. Holt, Middletown ; Katherine E. Martin, H u g u e n o t; Nellie Vail, Middletown ; Drucilla Brice, Middletown ; Mary A, Lain, W esttown ; * Jeannette Johnson, Otisville; Lillian Mae Shafer, Middle-i Little Girl Bitten by Dog. T $50,000 LUMBER DEAL. Incorporated Company H a s Purchas­ ed Monroe Co. Tract. State Senator Harvey Huffman, of Stroudsburg, County Treasurer Miles Rowland, of Pike county, C. S. Houck, of Hawley, and E, C. Mumford and H. B. Ely, of Honesdale, recently purchased 3,700 acres of fine chest­ nut timber in Resica, Monroe county. Work was commenced on Monday. The new concern will be incorporated and a charter has already been ap­ plied for. It will be known as the Monroe Lumber Company. Although no officers have been elected Miles C. Rowjand is acting as manager. Head­ quarters will be in Stroudsburg. The company has contracted with the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western company for all the mine ties it can produce. The Monroe County Lumber Company will manu­ facture telephone poles, railroad and mine ties. The incorporators expect to build a five-mile railroad connecting Resi­ ca Falls with the Delaware Valley railroad. The property was purchas­ ed for about $50,000, Doris Alward, aged four years, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Theodor© Alward, of Tri-States, was bitten by a dog on Saturday, while on her way to the home of an aunt on Bennet street. The dog, a big hound, was on a porch. As the little girl went past, she shrank away from th© place at seeing him and the anim al sprang at her, burying his teeth ia her cheek, George Morris heard her screams and drove the animal away. The wound was cauterized and th® dog shot. Orange County Legislation. Albany, March 27.— Bills passed by the Senate include tne following; Assemblyman Stivers’ Middleto*wn lighting bill. Assemblyman Bp.umes’, relative to' town appropriations for Memorial Assemblyman Evans’, appropriat­ ing $4,500 for Improvements to Bash- as Kill, at the mouth of Pin© Kil^ Orange county. The bill of Senator Rose, appropri­ ating $12,000 to acquire Knox’s head­ quarters in the town of New \Wind­ sor, has passed the Assembly. ,

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