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T he T re ST ates U nion . VOL. LXII. NO. 25. POKT JEK VIS, N. Y., TH UR S D A Y , JU N E 20, 1932. $1.50 PEL YEAH. DIVERSION Of BUSINESS OVER 0. &W. PROBAtILE OUTCOME Of TBEIRIE EEN6E Business Men at a Mass Meeting Unanimous in Willingness to Send and Receive All Freight Possible Over the Branch Road as a Retaliatory Measure. ABOUT 200, INCLUDING LARGEST SHIPPERS AND RECIPIENTS IN THE CITY EXPECTCD TO ASSENT An Action Through the City Attorney May Be Instituted to Deter­ mine the Legal Propriety of the Obstruction at the Station, Shutting Off Port Jervis Business Men. Porv Jervis business men, to the num b e r of about 35, a t a m ass m e e t­ ing- at the city hall Ai'ednesday eve­ ning, individually signified th e ir in­ tention of shipping an d receiving freght and express, in .-so fa r a s pos­ sible, over the O n tario & W e stern. A b o u t 200 business m en in the city a r e expected to join the m o v em ent. It was announced t h a t the local O. & W. agent. M. E. Eccleston, had stated that, if business -warranted, th e O. & W, -y’ould get fi’eight to P o r t Jervis a t 7 a. m., daily. This step was taken afte r a discus­ sion of the E rie R a ilroad C o m p any’s action, in erecting a fence a t th e de­ pot, shutting off the restau ran ts of J. H e rbert K irk and T. H u n t B rock and diverting the business to the new E rie resta u r a n t operated by ‘the M u r­ phy com pany, the E rie’s action be­ ing taken regardless of protests of th e Business m en an d previous in ti­ m ations made. Thom as J. Connelly's saloon is also sh u t ,off by the fence. The m ass m e e ting grew out of a m e e ting of the Business M en’s Associ­ atio n regularly called to discuss the fence. At th a t m e e ting P resid e n t R. G r a n t Thorpe presided. Mr. Lloyd Stevens reported for the com m ittee of the Business M en’s Association, w h ich before th e fence was built,w as appointed to prevent, if possible, the building of th e obstruction. Mr, Stevens stated th a t consideration of th e m a tter between the Erie officials and the com m ittee was a t an end. Mr. Parsons. S u p e rintendent of the New York Division, had intim a ted a fu r th e r conference here, w ith Mr. M u rphy present. The fence has been b u ilt and all protestations ignored. A ttorney Jo h n W. Lyon, who was present as an interested citizen,spoke of his personal experience of some 40 years, in w h ich he had had oc -1 casion to become acquainted w i t h ! B rie m ethods, and of th e local atti­ tude of fearing .to do som ething th a t m ight antagonize the railroad. “ We have yielded and bent our knees to t h e E r i e ro a d , b u t th e r e 's a lim i t to it,” said Mr. Lyon. He told of the E r ie’s g r e a t p o w e r a n d m e n t i o n e d th e P u b lic Service Commission co m in g , here a few years ago,on an E rie pri- j X’ate car to decide a question relating | to P o r t Jervis E rie service. Mr. Lyon : was of th e opinion th a t a court order was th e only effective- way to get any c o n c e s s io n fro m th e ro a d . H e did not th in k th e fe n c e could le g a l ly be m a i n ­ tained, and cited the action of Buch- h o l z o f th e W est E n d , vs. T h e Eri<», in w h i c h h e w a s a t t o r n e y a n d in -Which a judgm e n t was secured be­ cause the defendant bad shut off t r a f ­ fic from the plaintiff’s hotel. Mr. Lyon suggested th a t a joint com m it­ tee from the Board of T rade and the Business Men’s Association petition t h e C o m m o n C o u n c il to h a v e the Cor­ poration A ttorney bring suit to secure an easem ent. Mr. Brock m oved th a t a com m ittee be a p p o i n t e d to c o o p e r a te with th e B o ard \f T rade in |ollow ing out Mr. L y o n 's su g g e s t i o n , a n d M e ssrs. G u s. Reuling, J. M. DeW itt and Lloyd Stevens were appointed such com m it- Mr. Isaac Sargent favored dealing w ith th e m a tter th rough th e freight question, and the suggestion was ap ­ plauded. Mr. Stevens was of the opinion th a t if the business people stick together they will see t h a t the profits diverted by the fence will he wiped out by the local business sent over the O n tario & W e stern. The new restau ran t, a fine m o d ern establishm ent, would have received m o st of the business anyway, and Mr. Stevens th o u g h t the E rie’s action unnecessary and small. T rue th e road has a large pay-roll here, h u t the E rie can not get along w ithout P o rt Jervis any m o re than P o r t Jervis can get along w ithout the Erie. It doesn’t seem necessary th a t the streets should be sm o k ed up. If Jersey City and M iddletown can pre- ve’n t it, why can not P o r t Jervis p re­ vent it ? Mr. Stevens believed it was tim e to m a k e a vigorous Kick. The m a tter of blocking the crossing and of assessm e n t on the new restau ­ ra n t also cam e in for brief discussion. Bedam e a M ass fleeting. In order to em b race all present in the m e e ting and give them a voice, the m e e ting of th e Business M en’s Association was adjourned and a gen­ eral m ass m eeting, of which R. G rant Thorpe was m ade chairm a n , institut- Daniel C. S tarks said he was on the E rie pay roll for 40 years. He once lived a t W arsaw, N. Y., and th e E rie thought they could run th a t town. The inhabitants cooperated and de­ cided otherw ise, and presently pri­ vate cars began to come in to find why the freig h t house was em p ty as a chicken coop. P o r t Jerv is.is an im ­ p o rtan t freig h t station. “ W e’ve sniffed th e ir sm o k e,” said Mr. Starks, ‘ let us show our independence. They’ll be here.” Mr. Jacob Jordan believed to touch the ro a d ’s pocketbook was to touch their heart. The smoke, crossing and a s s e s s m e n t m a t t e r s m i g h t be a t t e n d ­ ed to in due time, b u t to curtail the freig h t patronage was the effective m eans of action at present. Mr. F. N. Mason, Mr. B. S. M arsh and others spoke, and there was no vf)ice of disapproval at the proposi­ tion to divert all business possible to the O. & W. It was m ade an individ­ ual m a tter, each m an signifying th a t in view of the circum stances he pre- terrecl to patronize the O n tario and W e s te r n , a n d n o a g r e e m e n t -was e n ­ t e r e d in to . T h e D e e r p a r k Brew e r.v and the department stores were a m o n g th o s e a s s e n t i n g Me.ssrs. T. H u n t B rock and Jam e s J. E a g a n w e r e in N e w Y o r k on W ed n e s d a y a n d c a l l e d on v a r io u s p e o ­ ple who m ay have some influence in the m a tter th rough large shippers. A ttorney Lyon said com m ittees and influences other than a court order were ineffectual. He had yet to know of an instance where a c o m m i t ­ tee had succeeded in accom p lishing anything w ith the E rie com p any. MARRIAGE LICENSE LAW IS CHANGED Minister Must Have All the In­ formation Obtained When License Is Issued. City C lerk Cleary has received from th e departm e n t of h e a lth a t Albany a statem e n t of radical changes m ade In th e m a rr iage license law. The am e n d e d law provides t h a t the city or town clerk in issuing licenses m u s t w r ite on th e licenses th e in­ fo r m a tio n obtained from th e co n tract­ ing p a r ties when th e application is m a d e . A t th e present tim e these are Hied separately and do not go to the m in ister or official perform ing th e (jeremony. The circular stated that the depart- i|aent of h e a lth w a s having now form s printed to com p ly w ith this law, h u t until these w e re distributed copies of the answ ers m ade by th e contracting parties in th e ir application m u s t be attached to the m a rriage license and deliv’ered to th e person perform ing the cerem o n y . The law also requires th a t the p e r­ son issuing such license shall inquire of the contracting parties the name of the m inister or official who Is to perform th e cerem o n y ; th a t all li­ censes m u s t be retu r n e d to the city clerk w ithin a period of 10 days af­ te r th e cerem o n y or th e person p e r­ form ing it s h a ll be subject to fine and im p risonm e n t and when a license is not returned w ithin a reasonable tim e it shall be the duty of the city or town clerk to trace up the license and rep o rt any w ilful neglect to th e state departm e n t of health. BBIEE IVBENTIOX. —Honesdale High School graduat­ ed a class of 37 m em b ers last week. — T h irty-three will graduate fro m . the Middletown High School nextj HYMl!:NE.rVL. Smitli—Kelscli. Aliss (Jussie Kelsch and Mr. H e r­ man oubth. lioth of Port Jervis were united in m a rriage a t St. M ary’s | Lhui’ch .y tue i,e\. Michael Donnelly [ at i .: j O oviu.lv on ounuay afte r n o o n ,’ June DJlh, in th e presence of a laroC ^ num b e r of relatives and friends. Miss vViae Burns, organist, played\ th e wed­ ding m a rch. | i\|iss A n n a Sullivan whs brides- Mr. John R e a g a n was best m an. Messrs. R ichard D u a n e and W il­ liam B arnes were the ushers. The bride was attired in a h a n d ­ som e gown of white satin, hand em ­ b r o i d e r e d . a n d th e b r i d e s m a i d w o r e a gown Of pink crepe meteor with p i n k ch iffo n trim m in g s . The groom ’s gift to the bride was a diam o n d brooch. The bridesm a id was favored with a la vallier from the bride. The best m a n was favored with cuff links. The waitresses, who were attired in w h ite and pink, were favored w ith w h ite lace fans, and the ushers were favored w ith stick pins. A fter th e cerem o n y th e guests were conveyed to the hom e of Mrs. R ed- eker. No. 1 P ike street, w h e re a re­ ception was held, about 125 people being present. The w e d d ing dinner was served by the caterer, Mrs. C h a rl­ ton, assisted by the w h ite-gow n ed waitresses, Misses Kittie Mae and Lil­ lian Collier, Florence and B lanche Dailey. To the bride was presented a large num b e r of valuable and useful gifts, including several substantial sum s of money. The w e d d ing p a r ty and guests w e re photographed on the ve­ ran d a and lawn by P h o tographer Gus K rauss. Mr. and Mrs. Sm ith left town earP in the evening in an autom o b ile. The bride’s traveling costum e was of w h ite em b roidered cloth with h a t m atch. On th e ir retu r n they will m ake th e ir hom e at No. 116 Ball street. Am o n g the guests present were the following-nam e d people from out of Jersej' City— E rie Conductor A. P. Kelsch and fam ily. Miss M arie .Smith. New York City—’Mrs. Lena Stern- Hoboken, N. J.— Mrs. M ary Cody. Princeton, N. J.— Mrs. Golding. Honesdale, P a .— W. E. Kelscht Mrs. K reiter. The house was prettily decorated w ith ferns and flowers and in the col­ ors of pink and white. C leator— Spangenhex’g. The wedding of Em ily Field Clea- ton and John H e n ry Spangenberg took place a t the hom e of the bride’s parents. Flushing, N. Y., on W e d n es­ day. Ju n e 5, Rev. R. A. H a m ilton, of­ ficiating. A fter the supper the bride and groom left for a short w e d d ing trip, after which they will go to B a rryville to reside. The bride received many useful and beautiful presents. Among those present were Mr. and Mrs. John Cleator, Misses K a tie and Sarah Cleator, of Flushing: Mr. Geo. Spangenberg, of South C anaan, Pa.: Mr. and Mrs. Oren Spangenl)erg and two children, of New R o chelle; Mrs. Wm. Groht, Misses Alice and Jose­ phine Groht, Louis G roht and Mrs. G. Ko-eh. of Brooklyn; Miss Lillian Rhodes, Of Teiiufly, N. J., and Mr. and Mrs. Thomas ('leator, of Flush­ ing, N. Y. l*elton—Pelton. M onticello, Ju n e 18 .— A pretty wedding was solem n ized at the hom e of Mr. and Mr.s. Seth S. P e lton at Sackett Lake, on June 12th, when th e ir only daughter, May M organ Pel- ton, was m arried to W illiam W ickham Pelton, oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. John L. Pelton. Only the nearest rel- nearest relatives of both parties were p r e s e n t. Among the relatives from out-of town were yirs. Horace Kinne, o New York City; Mrs. Levi Tice, of Newton, N. J . ; Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Quick, of Su.s.se.x, N. J.; iUr. and Mrs. C h arles Nichols, of Matamora.s, Pa. Among the relatives from this village was the grandm o ther of the groom Mrs, Susan Pelton, who is 90 years Old. . M r. a n d M rs. P e l t o n w e r e ta k e n to P o rt Jervis by auto, w h e re they took a train to New Y o rk; also they will visit Boston and Albany. BOARD TO SETTIE THE DIEEERENCES ------ 4- ------ Early Conclusion of Dispute Be­ tween Engineers and Rail- ruads is Expected. THE ENGINEERS ARE PLEASED A v o idance of a Sti’ike an d th e Prob-, able Successful Arbitration in the Matter of Their Demands, Uie Keason. Indications point to a speedy set­ tlem e n t of the differences between th e engineers and the 50 E a s tefn railroads, now th a t th e B o a rd of A r­ bitration has been appointed by Chief Justice W h ite, Comm issioner of L a ­ bor Neill and Judge K n a p p of the Comm erce Court. A t first the engineers were deter­ m ined to receive th e raise of 18 per cent, in wages, and w h e n th e dem a n d was refused by th e railroads a re f e r ­ endum vote was taken am o n g th e 25,000 engineers, who authorized a com m ittee to call the m en out o'h a strike should they see fit. Of the 500 or m o re engineers on th e Lackawan­ na, it is understood th a t only seven voted against th e project, and nearly as large a percentage voted “yes” on the Erie. Of the 25,000 engineers over 90 p e r cent, voted fo r th is m e th­ od of procedure. F o r a tim e things took on a serious aspect, for th e engineers persisted in their endeavors to get th e m a x im u m wages paid on th e w e s tern railroads, w h e re the scale of wages is m u ch higher th a n In the E a s t, B u t afte r having plenty of tim e in w h ich to consider th e action and^ w h a t it would m e a n to them th e engineers it seems are pleased to h e a r the m a t­ ter can be settled peaceably. The board of arb itratio n w h ich has been appointed is com p o sed of Oscar Straus, fo r m e r secretary of com m erce and labor; Dr. A lbert Shaw, editor of the A m erican Review of Reviews; Otto Eidlitz, form e r chairm a n of the •Building Trades E m p loyers’ Associa­ tion of New Y'ork; F rederick N. Jud- son, a law y e r of St. Louis; Dr. Chas. R. Vanhiss, president of th e U n iver­ sity of W isconsin; D a n ie l W illard, president of th e B a ltim o re & Ohio, and P. H . Morrissey, form e r president of the B rotherhood of R a ilroad T raln- --- ^ --- E R I E M E N G E T C R E D IT MARKS. Em p loyes Pi-om p t Action P revented W reck and D a m a g e to P roperty. The June num b e r of the E rie M ag­ azine gives the following notices con­ cerning th e creditable record of P o r t Jervis m en : “On the recent occasion of the de­ railm e n t of cars in ex tra 1872, East, n e a r Tuxedo, on the New Y o rk Di­ vision, Engineer E. H. H e c tor took very prom p t action in seeing th a t firem an stopped train 189, which would have otherw ise collided v.dth derailed cars from extra 1872, which obstructed the westbound track. The w o r k w a s p r o m p t, a n d re q u i r e d q u i c k thought. Superintendent Parsons has added a credit m a rk to the record of E n g ineer H e c tor.” “W. Brown is the name of the 'fire­ m an who was w o rking w ith E n g ineer Hector, when the collision with de­ railed cars in train ex tra 1872 was prevented, w ith his co-operation. He has also been awarded a credit “W h ile W esley G a rrison, a New York Division brakem an, was off duty, he discovered a broken tele­ graph pole along the westbound track, east of the Neversink River, P o r t Jervis, and took prom p t action, in giving notice, so t h a t m o v em ent of j trains 1 and 71 could be protected New York Division, was treated at the P o r t Jervis H o spital on F riday afternoon for an injury to one of his fingers received by being caught by a H e n ry Pelisch, an E rie car rep a ir ­ er, was treated at the Port Jervis H o spital on M onday fo r contusions of his left leg, received by a barrel failing agaiinst it 'While ^ t Work. Special T rain of K n ights Templar. About 12.30 M onday afternoon, a spe­ cial train went west over the E rie conveying the B ethlehem Comm and- ery, K n i g h t s Tem p lar, of M o u n t 'Ver­ non, W e s tchester county, N. Y., to the New York S tate G rand Comm and- ery in Elm ira, which convenes this w e e k . A.t th i s s t a t i o n th e p a r t y w a s joined by Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Pippitt, Mr. and Mrs.- G. B. Schoonover, Mr. John Clay, and Mr. J. M. Dewitt. The train was composed of five cars, and was in charge of Conductor D a n ­ iel D ever and Engineer M o rris Kane, efigine 2563, on the Delaw are Division. T h e re w ere 54 Sir K n ights in the delegation. City Traveling Passenger A g ent E. H. B arto, of Brooklyn, ac­ com p a n ie d the train. Si>e<*ial Train to Chicago. A special train composed of Brie baggage car 374, day coach 1816, P u llm a n sleeper R a n g e r and the pri­ vate car W a u w o tosa went w e st over the E rie at 5'.30 p. m. on Saturday. Those on board w e re V ice-President J. G- M cCullough of the Chicago and E rie R a ilroad, V ice-President and Secretary David . Bosman, A ttorney Jennings of the E rie R ailroad, Jam e s E. M arch and party, all enroute to Chicago, w h e re Mr. M arch is a dele­ gate to the N a tional R epublican Con­ vention, w h ich convened on June 18th. C o n d u ctor A. F. K elsch and E n g iheer T. Cutler, engine 935, were in charge on the New York DM sion, and Conductor Daniel D ever and E n ­ gineer H o w a rd M cAllister, engine 2527, on the D e la w are Division. B. B. Odell W.ent in Pidvate Car. Hon. B. B. Odell, Jr., F rancis N. Bain and W illiam F. Cassedy Sunday afternoon w e n t by autom o b ile from Newburgh to H a rrim a n , w h e re they boarded a fast train on the E rie R a il­ road fo r Chicago, to attend the R e ­ publican national convention. They m ade the trip to Chicago in the p r i­ vate car of P resident L'nderwood of the E rie R ailroad. Affects Susquehanna Firexnen. The E rie R a ilroad .Company have posted orders in th e Susquehanna shops stating th a t h e r e a f ter all time lost by employes as firemen m u st be borne by them selves. As volunteer com p anies protect the village of Sus­ quehanna, the order has caused un- favqrable com m ent. Fell Through an E rie Flatforiii. John Simpson, a laborer, fell through a hole at the E rie platform in New b u rgh Sunday afternoon and was knocked unconscious, his head b e in g b a d ly b r u i s e d . P a r lo r C ar Seiwice on E rie Trains. l5^nder the new tim e -table of trains on th e Erie, effective Sunday, June 16th, eight trains leaving P o r t Jervis daily will be equipped w ith parlor cars and seats can he secured a t any tim e in advance by notifying the E rie ticket office. The train s having this ex tra service are No. 170 a t 6.13 m.. No. 172. 7.40 a. m .; No. 28, 9.05 a. m .; No, 30, 10.28 a. m .; No. 4, 1.29 p. m .; N o . 44, 4.30 p. m . : N o . 2, 4.54a p. m., and No. 178, 7 p. m. Hearing' on Air Brakes. The Public Service Commission has issued an order requiring the Ulster & Delaware Railroad Company to show cause before the com m issioner a t Albany, Monday, June 24, why it should not be required to use air brakes on a num b e r of cars used for service on its lines. An inspector of the commission found 26 cars at K in g s to n a n d 8 c a r s a t O n e o n t a n o t e q u ip p e d w i t h a i r b r a k e s . b a n k s SUBSCRIBE $170,000. Honesdale B o a rd of T rade R aises .$30,000, and Town W ill H a v e $450,000 E levator W o rks. The Gurney E levator Company, of Honesdale, will build a new 8200,000 p lan t in th a t place, it is announced. To m a k e this possible, th e four H o n e sdale banks have subscribed for $170,000 five per cent, bonds, which are in denom inations of $500, interest payable sem i-annually. The first pay­ m e n t of bonds is to be m ade in 1914, and the entire issue is to be gradually tak e n up between t h a t year and 1927. The elevator com p a n y resum e s rig h t to pay off entire issue upon due no- The B o ard of T r a d e p l e d g e d its e l f to dispose of the remaining $30,000 of bonds, m a k ing th e $2 00,000 which had been prom ised th e Gurney Electric E levator Company. It is said the plant, when ready for operation, will represent an investm ent, including equipm ent, of about $450,000. About ten m o n ths ago the report was circulated freely t h a t th e Gurney E lectric E levator Company was plan­ ning to leave Honesdale, w h ich caused a tem p o rary regret to spread over the town. The first to give serious a t t e n - ' tion to the m a tter was the Honesdale B o ard of Trade, and a t a regular m e e ting of the organization in Au­ gust, 1911, a^com m ittee, composed of Leopold Blumenthal and Robert J. i M u rray, was appointed to investigate the circumstances in regard to th e ! prospective rem o v a l from town of one of its leading industries. It was th rough the efforts of the B o ard o f , Trade th a t the Industry has been re­ tained. j F IV E IN AUTO ACCIDENT. j P h iladelphia M en In ju red W h e n C ar Skide N e a r Netvton, N. J, j Newton, N. J., Ju n e 17.—‘Five m enj in an autom o b ile narrow ly escaped' death early Saturday m o rning while passing th rough Swartswood, near here. The machine] skidded a t a tu rn in th e road apd beforq th e chauffeur could rig h t it crashed into a tree. All five occupants were hurled out a n d ; m o re or less injured. j T h e noise m a d e by the collision j was heard by persons living close by I and some of them hurried out. One of the five m en in th e car was a phy- sician, and he treated th e injuries of the two m o re seriously hurt. They boarded a train bound fo r Philadel­ phia, w h e re, i t is said they lived. The party w e re on th e ir w ay from P o r t Jervis to P h iladelphia w h e n the accident happened. They all refused to give th e ir nam es. They also re­ moved the num b e rs from the au to ­ m o b ile and sent w o rd to a local ga­ rage to rep a ir it. N e w Ti-aini^iinastcr on D e la w are Di- train s f an a com a oe yroLeeLeu: vision, from possible dam age, w h ich m ight j Division E n g ineer O. F. B arnes has ------ , ------------- X,,.. h e e n a p p o in t e d T r a i n s m a s t e r o f th e E rie’s Delaw are Division at Siisque- hm a n n a in addition to his other du­ ties. Mr. Bai-nes is well known to P o rt Jervis, where he has m any friends, who are pleased to learn of his sub- .stantial prom o tion. have resulted, because the pole broken n e a r th e bottom , and wasj swinging. F o r this loyal service, Su- j perintendent Parsons has aw arded him a credit m a rk. Adds New Show Cases. - D ruggist Edw a rd T. Laidley has ju s t placed In his store on P ike street th ree fine silent salesm e n show cases, w h ich are up-to-date in every respect. They have sliding doors, adjustable shelves and several sm all d r a w e r s . T h e y a r e of p l a t e g l a s s e n - cased In -walnut finish woodwork. The cases are for the display of toilet g oods and fancy articles, and add greatly to th e appearance of this well-stocked and equipped store. I ICrie Coiuluetoi* Fraetiires a Leg. E rie C o n d u ctor P e ter Connelly of the New York Division, residing at No. 17 F ir s t street, this city, who has been acting yardm a s ter at Suffern, sustained a fractu re of one of his legs on M onday afternoon by being struck by a cylinderhead w h ich blew off a yard engine on the pilot of which he was riding. Mr. Connelly was adm itted to the Suffern H o spital for treatm e n t. Tnjtu’le.s ol‘ JGi’ie Employes. A n g e lo N a s t r p , a n E r i e la b o r e r a t th e f r e i g h t h o u s e , fell on a ra i l a n d su s ta i n e d a scalp w o u n d . He was tr e a t e d a t th e P o r t J e r v i s H o s p ita l on Friday. E rie C o n d u ctor M 11. C 'ark. of the E i i e Officials V isit Fi-eight House. B rie General S u p e rintendent A. J. Stone and New Y o rk Division Super­ intendent R. S. Parsons, of Jersey City, were In town m a k ing an inspec­ tion trip on F riday night. They visit­ ed the freight house and other points of the railroad property. “ The Stockade.” “ T h e s t o c k a d e ” is th e n a m e w ith Which patron.s of the restaurant men h a v e d u h b e d th e E r ie fe n c e a t th e d e ­ p o t. b u i l t to s h u t th e m off and c o r n e r trade fo r the new E rie restaurant. The E rie has incurred additional expense by treating the fence to a coat of dark gi-een p a i n t G raduates F rom Law School. Mr. Clark Langan, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jam e s Langan, of this city, graduated from the New Y o rk Law School, New York City, and received his diplom a a t the com m encem ent exercises held at Carnegie Hall, on T h u rsday evening, June 13th. Mr. Langan was one of the few in a class of 14 5 to receive honorable mention, which speaks well for this young man’s future. The Union joins other frie n d s in c o n g r a t u l a t i n g M r. L a n ­ g a n a n d w i s h i n g fo r h i m a su c c e s s f u l and useful career. Mrs. Langan, who t t e n d e d ttie e x e r c ises, r e t u r n e d to this city with h e r son, Saturday. To Oil M onticello Streets. A carload of oil will be used on M onticello streets and if th e result is satisfactory all of th e streets of the village will be oiled. EIRE DESTROYS B E A m ilL 30 Lumbermen, Assisted by Suiw veyors. Save a Million Feet of Lumber. LOSS IS $14,000; INSURANCE Big Lumber Establishment in Fori?i estbjM^, SulUvan County, W ipeff Out by a Blaze, Origin o t W h ich is Unknown. The large saw m ill of the B e a rd«i«^ L u m b e r Co. in the town of F o r e « ^ burg, Sullivan county, was complet*-^ ly destroyed by fire about 6.30 Tu«K^ day evening, w ith a loss of abowfe- $14,000, partly covered by insurane«t- By the strenuous efforts of the crew ; of 30 m en em ployed a t th e m ilL a s ­ sisted by a corps of surveyors whicft\ has been w o rking in th a t region, t h i e fire was kept from spreading to tkm- lum b e r yard nearby, w h e re about million feet of lumber, w o rth in tli«: neighborhood of $40,000, is piled UIBa The m en hastily tore down th e tra n t \ ways and trestles connecting th e w ith the lum b e r piles th u s confiniB*^ the blaze to the ^111. The mBE equipm ent, consisting of boiler, ea>4 gine, saws, planing and lath m a c M a ^ ery, was valued a t $12,000 an d building itself a t $2,000. It is n o t know n how the fire w a » started as every precaution was tafc-i en about the m ill to prevent it. Th«^ force had been saw ing all day. Th*i£ blaze w a s discovered by a watchrmmis who, in his efforts to p u t it out, -wa* painfully burned. H e quickly siua-^ m oned the other m en of th e crew rtES 30 arid supplem ented • by the surveys^ ors a strong fire brigade was formedlbr b u t th e fire licked its way furious^K^ until it .completely enveloped th ® wooden stru c tu re and. th e only th !o |g t h a t rem a ined w a s to protect tfi«^ g reat piles of lum b er, w h ich was doireB successfully. Mr, I. N. B eardslee. of this president of the Lum b e r Co., is Elm ira, N. Y., w h e re he w e n t oOt M onday to atten d the K n ights TempM lar, G rand Comm andery. The m ill is located on th e oldE plank road two m iles south of M o n \ gaup F a lls and th ree m iles from : Rio, Sullivan county. It w a s built 1908, sim u ltaneous w ith th e purchasafj of th e lum b e r on a g reat tract of SuL» livan county forest and has been b u w r ever since converting logs into luim>» ber. It will doubtless be replaced. DR. COOK BACK FRO M EUROFEi.. H a s Been Ti’j'lng to Convince F o lf e Abi’oad H e Found the Pole. Am ong the passengers who arrivedE in New York Monday, on board thft. steam e r Prinz Friederich Wilhelm,^ from Brem en, was Dr. F rederick A... Cook, the Arctic explorer. He had; be e n le c t u r in g in E n g l a n d a n d G e r —^ many, trying, as he had said, to eo n - vert “ the average m an ” to the beliel^ t h a t he h a d d isc o v e r e d th e N o r t h s Pole. H e w a s in h i s ro o m w h e n s t e a m e r re a c h e d Q u a r a n t i n e a n d . would have nothing to say for pub­ lic a tio n . . —The- B rie is negotiating fo r thiCf purchase of over eleven acres of land, east of the Hornell city limits for ». site for immense new ice houses. 0. & W. TO BUILD A NEW STATION AT HISTORIC WARWARSING Ground has been broken for a new and up-to-date O. & W. R a ilroad sta­ tion at w h a t is now called W awarsing, but w h a t is best known to people who were not born yesterday and who drove the patient .and som etim e m o re or less tricky m u le on the old Dela­ ware & Hudson Canal, as P o rt Ben, says the Kingston Daily Express. Thi.s new station is destined to be the mec- ca of m any sum m e r boarders in years to come and in fact there are m any people who spend their sum m e rs in the vicinity now. N e ar this station is the house of Louis Miller. Of this house, so rom antically situated wifn the base of the Old Shaw a n g u n k M o u n t a in a s a b a c k g r o u n d , it c a n be said that about the time it was built its owner possessed all the land he could see from his front door and that loopholes in which to poke out a m u s k e t o r rifie to sh o o t m a r a n d i n 'ndicins are still to be seen in it. !-l;, a f'w h.indred feet from this railroad station, according to Ben- Brink and Hon. Thom as JE- BennedicL Ulster county historians, there was lo­ cated a couple of hundred years ago, be the sam e m o re or less, the coun­ cil house of the Indians who. were t%n the “ whole push ” in th a t portion a£^ Old U lster and when big pow-wow«- were held Indians came to the coun­ cil from other portions of the State^ N o t far from the station there is a- well-know n Indian burial ground. On­ ly a short distance from this station was situated one of the first D u tch churches erected in U lster county- B randt's Indians, in one of th e ir raids, cam p ed over night in this church and am u sed them selves by throw ing th e ir tom ahaw k s a t its pul­ pit. This edifice was desb-oyed by fire> m any years ago. Not far from this station \was situated tbe \ Old P o r t ” \.'here the white settlers vvouM talce refuge when they heard the Indians V. e ie coming. There -are m-any rom a n ­ ces connected with this classic region.

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