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.