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T I T * ' ' YOLUME 1. CHATHAM, COLUMBIA 1?. Y.; FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15, 1886. NUMBER 1. Business Cards. Clias. E- Barrett, A TTORNEY and Counselor, East Chatham, N. Y. N- S. Post. A TTORXEY at Ea-w and Notary Public, Main street. ________ F. I. Park, ' ENERAL Insurance Agent, Masonic Build- '~ x ing. Park Row. ________ _ __ A. S. Ford. /^OAL and Wood of the best grades; also L-/ Ttalpri R jsv finrl Straw. Baled Hay and Straw. G. K. Daley, A TTORNEY and Counselor at Law, and Ciril Justice. Main street. Wm. C. Daley, A TTORNEY and Counselor at Law. Office in Morris block. Main street. C. M. Harmon. T~\ENTiST. Examinations free. '— * Building. Rnnm No. 1. Park Rc Masonic Row. Cornelius Shufelt, A TTORNEY a.nd Counselor and Notary Pub ­ lic. Office in Cadman Building, Main street. McClellan & Brown, ^JTTOBNEYS and Counselors at Law. Office in Masonic Building. Park Bow. Joseph Summer ISSUES tickets to and from Europe for $15. I Now is the time to send for your friends from all parts of Europe. P. K. Garrity, ) EALER in all kinds of FI 'tir. Feed, Seeds, Grain, Hay, S>it, etc. Masonic Building. Next door to A. J. Fellows ’ drug store. _______ D 1 Azro Chaee Hanor, P HYSICIAN. Office — Room No. 7, 3Iasonic Building. Hour-, 8 to 10 A. M„ o to 5 p. M. Telephone in Fellows ’ drug-store connects with residence on Pa-.-n Avenue. F- E. Allen, Y/ERMONT MaHJe Workc, opposite Masonic v Building..Chatham. Granite and Marble Monuments. Headstones, Coping and Cemetery work of all kinds. Stanwix Kail, TWTAIN street, Caatham, M. A. Hardmg, pre- -tv L prietor. Free ’ Bus to and from all trains. Particular attention ua'd to commercial men. Livery connected with house. Clias- Smith & Co., -CHATHAM Marble \Works manufacturers of ^ every description of Marble and Granite Cemetery Work. Best of goods guaranteed at reasenable prices. Austeriitz street, near B. & A. R. R. crossing. Chatham, N. Y. Dr- A- M- Calkins, CJURGEON lientist. 7 Hawjoy ’ s .hardware store. Main street, Office next door Chatham. Ail vrork guaranteed as repre- sented. A. J. Fellows- F'vRTJGS and Medicines. A full line of every- — ' thing belonging to a first-class drug store at popular prices. A share of the public pat ­ ronage solicited. Prescription; prepared care ­ fully at the Chatham Pharmacy, Masonic Building. Parties in want of a Parlor, Gook Stove OR- %■ R €2, Will find it to their interest to postpone buyir until they have inspected the f? 8ii si um POPULAR PRICES NOW BEING EKKIBITED AT HAWLEY ’ S HARDWARE and STOVE STORE 31 AIN ST., CHATHAM, N. Y. S, & J, W, BOJ&IG-HT, Lumber and Timber Merchants, AND DEALERS IN SASH, BLINDS, DOORS, GLASS, LDIE, CEMENT, Ac. CHATHA31, - - - - - N. \ Opposite B, & A. It. It. Depot. J. &, W. ELLIOTT, SCHOOL ST., - - CHATHAM, N. Y., Pay the HIGHEST CASH BRICE for WOOL, HIDES, SUNS, Ml. Agricultural & Cattle-Salt, Sole Leather, Soft Soap, etc. 4 Soap Exchanged for Grease. : Sole Leather cut in quantities to suit purchasers IF YOU WANT [TOILET PAPERS, CARP ET, -OR — RAPPING- PAPERS OF ANY KIND, IGS, TUNE, PIPER, &C. At New York prices, go to GEORGE TOMPKINS ’ \LNTTFA CTURING S UPPL TSTOPE, 1 'MAIN ST., - - CHATHA3I, N. Y. Oil Cloths ! Oil Cloths ! ■ Oil Cloths ! 4000 A. In all Widths, Leruftlis, and Colors. Finest Assortment in town, at bottom prices. Patterns in all Sizes and Colors. ORGANIZED FOR TORY ! GENERAL JOHN H.- KETCHAM FOR CONGRESS. Unanimously Ken animated in the Six ­ teenth District. Last Friday will be remembered a long time as one of the brightest and most promising periods in the history of the Re ­ publican party of the Sixteenth Congres­ sional District, owing to the harmony and enthusiasm .-which characterized the con ­ vention that assembled at the Poughkeepsie Court House for the purpose of nominating a candidate to represent the district in the Fiftieth congress. The convention having been called to order by J H. Swift, of Dutchess county, Hon. Henry Mabie, of Putnam, was chosen president; Hon. Fulton Paul and Erastus Coons, of Columbia, Lewis H. Tompkins and William S. Johnston, of Dutchess, and Andrew Cosgriff, of Putnam, vice- presidents, and Frederick Sullivan, of Co ­ lumbia, Isaac W. Sherrill, of Dutchess, ffeorge McCabe, of Putnam, secretaries. The calling of the roll showed that every town in the district was represented. The delegates fronrColumbia county were as follows; OUR CROCKERY Aucram — Lewis 31. Hoysradt, William H. Peck. Austeriitz — Henry C. Pierson, Henry S. Am ­ bler. Canaan — 31. L. Bates, Leroy Brown. Chatham — Dr. Maxon, Perkins F. Cady. Claverack — Benjamin S. Mesick, Peter 31er- rifield, H. Wilkinson. Clermont -Jeremiah Piecier, German Fingar. Copake — G. A. Deane, W. Lampman. 7 Gallatin — Jacob H. Dnmz. Edward Bruce. ' Germantown — Crawford Moor-r, Erastus \Coons. ! Ghent — George H. Shiffelt, Cyrus Groat. {. Greenport — John E. Gillette, Thomas Ber- ridge. -Hillsdale — G. 31. Buliock. Judson Wiley, C. |M. Bell. ' Hudson — First ward — Frederick Sullivan, Fulton Paul. j Hudson — Second ward — George K. Power, Michael McArdle. [ Hudson — Third ward — Samuel G. Kowles. Charles A. Forshew. f Hudson — Fourth ward — A. IT. Purinton, J. \^L-Ouiek. > Hudson — Fifth ward — Albert Geiger, F. Car. rol Hankes. Kinderhook — Francis Silvester, A. B. Gar- denier. Livingston -Henry BuBois, John A. Cook. New Lebanon — Joseph Adams, C. J. Rich ­ mond. Stockport — C. H. Stott, Jr., H. S. Van DcCarr. Stuyvesaht — Harry Milner, E. Murrell, Jr. . Taghkanie — S. F. Avery, J. F. Whitbeck. EX-GOV. TiLDEN ’ S WILL. Likely to be Contested by Creditors of the Legatees. Another attempt will be made next Yv ed- nesday to secure the probate of the wdl of the late Samuel J. Tilden. It is expected that all the heirs and next of kin will be present in person or by proxy and that they will offer no opposition, although their per ­ sonal disappointment is as acute to-day as it was when they first learned the terms of the testament. The war on the will however will be prosecuted just the same except that it is intended that the legatees shall not - be exposed to forfeiture of their shares in the estate by engaging.in a contest. The Hew York Sun says: SILVERWARE Departments, are filled with New Goods for the Fall Trade. REMEMBER We are the largest dealers in the above lines m town, and we believe in doing a Large Gash Business on a Small Profit. SPECIAL DRIVE ON WHIPS at 75 cts. A Good Set of Single Harness only $6.00 l Tire Balance oL our* DRY GOODS ! will Toe closed ont at almost youn? own price. W. V. REYNOLDS & CO., OHAUTHAJMU IV. Y- Tiie proceedings of the convention were wxtcdiefT by a large assemblage of promi ­ nent citizens from all parts of the congres ­ sional district, the distinguished spectators from .Columbia county mcluding Senator J. : Wii ^^^!fa dt. Ex-Marshal L. F, Payn, r, C. , Hogeboom; Ex-Judge ' \Jpltn'spp ;; :givt\' E istricVA.ttofney Aaron B ’ Gardfinierjof itie, on behalf of. Columbia county pre; ented to the convention the name of Gef sen by- con sen fait arg 1 nat Ke end J ohn H. K etcham for repre- tatiye in congress. Mr: Garden;er paid a brief but eloquent tribute to the emi- neS / services already rendered the district Gen. Ketcham, and said that it was icded that there is not another Eepre- ative in the United States who more iifuily guards the interests of his con ­ stituents. The long record of the past, he ,ied, was a safe guarantee of the future, t'aliace Bruce, Esq., of Poughkeepsie, ?conding the nomination, alluded to the final reputation enjoyed by Gen. chain as a representative who was al ­ ways at his post, and who represented the district, the whole district and the district all the time. In behalf of Putnam county, W. S. Clapp', seconded the nomination because, be said, Gen. . Ketcham was a man who had been tried for many years and found faith ­ ful in all his trials — a true man, able m all his counsels. ‘ Putnam county is always true to the Republican faith. Mr. Clapp pledged the full Republican vote of Put ­ nam county to Gen. Ketcham. At the conclusion of his remarks the calling of the roll was formally dispensed with and General J ohn H. K etcham was unani ­ mously nominated for representative in congress, by acclamation. Messrs. Penny, of Dutchess, Schlossler, of Putnam, and Builock, of Columbia, were appointed a. committee to notify Gen. Ketcham of the 'action of the convention. After a brief interval, they introduced the distinguished gentleman who was received with a tremendous outburst of applause. This having subsided, Gen. Ketcham re ­ turned his thanks and signified his ac ­ ceptance of the honor conferred oh him by the convention, in the following words; ' M r . C hairman and G entlemen of the C onvention : — Most heartily do I thank you for this renew T ed expression of your confidence and esteem. While attached to the principles of the Republican party, I think I may truthfully say that I have al ­ ways striven to represent the interests of the entire people of this district irrespect ­ ive of party affiliations. If I am again elected to tho position for \which you have nominated me, the same regard for the' welfare and inteiest of the people of Co ­ lumbia, Dutchess and Putuam counties will characterize my official conduct. Again I thank you for the honor conferred upou me. The following congressional committee was |then appointed: Henry M. Swift, On the day after the reading of the will George A. and Samuel J. Tilden were very emphatic m the expression of their inten ­ tion to contest the will. Their first plan was to have one heir contest, and in case he failed and lost his legacy the others were to make it up to him. \This idea was abandoned after a time, but when they went home to New Lebanon the Tilden boys found that there ■were others who were equally disappointed' in the will. These were the creditors of the drug fac ­ tory. -who had understood that Mr. tilden intended to provide for their claims in his will, or at least to bequeath his nephews sufficient to pay them. When the young men took the business of their father in 1870 they assumed some §270,000 worth of debts, they say that they did inis by advice of Mr. S. J. Tilden, who promised to see them through and to protect them in his will. They worked hard for years, paid off §90,000 of debts, and at the time of their uncle ’ s death were still owing §180,000 to the Kinderhook Bank and the Union Bank of Kinderhook. They fully expected that, Mr. Tilden would provide in his will for the payment of this debt, and their disappointment at his failure to do so was only equalled by their surprise at the smallness of the legacy (§175,000) which was bequeathed to each of them. After their fitst sense of anger and dis ­ appointment had passed away they con ­ cluded to make the best of tilings, and not to oppose the will. The creditors thought differently. They -said they did not see where their money was coming from, and that their only chance\ of payment was m breaking the will or in proving their claims against the estate. They urged the. young men to make a contest in justice to the creditors. The plan proposed by -the creditors is that they bring suit against the boys for their debts. The property of tne boys will be insufficient, and the creditors will levy on whatever right of action the boys have to contest their uncle ’ s will. The creditors will take this right of action and bring suit on it. The ground will be that the clause in the will allowing the executors to do as they think best .. .with the property, in case the library .plan is not carried through, ^s.tnoIgimerM- and; • tW -rin m ' invalidated. . Mr. Tilden ’ .? will -was drawn up: under an old' ’ decision of the Court of. Appeals, . and the creditors believe that under recent decisions they can win. The law requires a certain amount of particu ­ larity in the bequests of a will, and the creditors will, claim that Mr. Tildeu ’ s will comes outside of the law. If they succeed, the estate will be divided according to law and the whole will falls. It' has been said by a gentleman not friendly to the suit, that.all talk about the Tiklens being coerced is absurd, and that the action of creditors would be under ­ taken with their fill! concurrence. If the plan succeeded'the creditors would get only §180,000, while the Tildens would get several millions. The latter would not be worse off any way. So far as Mr. S. J. Tildeu ’ s liability for the debts are con ­ cerned, lie could not bind himself by any verbal promises to pay the debts of another. He would need to have executed a written instrument to that effect. As to the trust fund, Mr. Tilden, Mr. Green, and James G. Carter were too able lawyers to make any mistake tbere. Mo notice of any con ­ test lias been served on the lawyers of the trustees, and it is not expected that' this will be done until the day of probate. George Esselstyn, of Dutchess, Albert Hoysradt. Gilbert A. Deane, of Columbia, A- Ryder, of Putnam. The convention tlien adjourned. E ditor P latt of the Poughkeepsie Eagle was re-nominated for ^member of asssmbly, by the republicans of the second Dutchess district, last Tuesday. , Rensselaer County. GENERAL GLEANINGS. — The county court and court of sessions will begin grinding out justice next Mon ­ day, Judge Fursman presiding. — The First Baptist church in Troy raised §9,000 in forty minutes, the other day, to clear off its indebtedness. ’ — E. W. Burrage, deputy postmaster at Troy, has skipped to Canada leaving a shortage ofaabout §3,700 in his accounts. Stock gambling is known to have been in part the cause of his fall, and there is also said to be “ a woman in the case. ” — Early last Sunday morning' the large straw-press building of ex-Sheriff Reynolds, at Eagle Bridge, together with several cars loaded with wool, straw and potatoes were destroyed by a fire of unknown origin. Loss about §7,000; insurance §1600. NASSAU. — Mrs. Shaver, an aged lady, sustained severe injuries on Monday by falling down stairs at Thos. P. Cleveland ’ s. — Rev. Mr. Schenck, of Ghent, will oc cupy the pulpit of the Reformed church uext Sunday morning and evening. — Mr. and Mrs, Henry Potter of this town celebrated their golden wedding on Monday evening. They were married in Albany, Oct. 11, 1830. — The Republican and Democratic boys of this place played a game of base ball on Saturday. The lads with republican pro ­ clivities came out ahead, the score being 29 to 23. GARFIELD. — Frank Segar has advertised shop and tools for sale. He wants to go to Dakota. — The reception entertainment of Her ­ man Brimmer was a success. Welcome, . Herman ! —Dr. Dickenson has returned to his for ­ mer home and will be welcomed by all his old friends. — A Republicaan caucus will be held at M. A. Daniels ’ s hotel, next Monday, to ■ choose delegates to attend the county and assembly conventions. ; — Martin Sedgwick died very suddenly last week, of typhoid fever. His funeral was largely attended; He had a policy in the Chatham Masonic and Ministerial Re ­ lief Association-amoi^nting to §5,000 ; - -Last Friday- nigl^t our cemetery ft rv nry UlLx-Ff qrouiLds were efligsC The fact that a judgment in favor or the National Bank of Kinderhook for §125,- 000, against Geo. H. and Samuel J. Tilden, Jr., was filed in the County Clerk ’ s office at Hudson, Wednesday, indicates that the rumors referred to may have a sounder foundation than mere guess work. The claim referred to is based on notes given the bank last year. COLUMBIA CO. MEDICAL SOCIETY. The semi-annual meeting of the Colum ­ bia County Medical Society was held in Hudson, on Oct. 6. A large number of physicians were present and several inter ­ esting papers tvere read and discussed. The following officers were chosen for the en ­ suing year: President — Dr. G. P. K. Pomeroy. Vice-President- — Dr. James A. Moors. Secretary and Treasurer — Dr. M. L. Bates. Censor — Dr. J. J. Glover. Delegate to American Medical Associa ­ tion — Dr. G A. Pierce; To Rensselaer County Medical Society — Dr. P. -V. S. Pruyn; To Dutchess County Medical Soci- ty — Dr. G. W. Rossman; To Albany Coun ­ ty Medical Society — Dr. GeorgeE. Benson; to Berkshire County Medical Society — Dr. M. L. Bates; To Greene County Medical Society — Dr. C. E. Fritts. The next meeting of the Society will be held in this village on the first Tuesday in June 1887. > OF COURSE THEY WILL. Alluding to the renominalion of Gen. John H. Ketcham in this district the Albany Journal say's : Mr. Ketcham was re-elected in 1884 by 3.500 plurality, and although there is the n=nnl ante-election. Democratic gossip of .(••T. h is to defeat him this year, as usual, when November approaches the Democrats will again decide to postpone that defeat for two years more. Mr. Ketcham will he re-elected and will add two years more to his long and useful term of servie'e at Wash ­ ington. suspended. A reward . of §100 is offered for information that will lead to the arrest and conviction of the offenders. - \ - BERLIN. — Judson Cowee is building a saw r mill about one mile north of the village. .. — Butterfield ’ s .blacksmith'shop is with ­ out a tenant. There is a good opening here for the right kind of a man. — F. G. Dennison has sold the timber of a 40-acre wood lot on his Petersburg farm., to Augustus Lloy r d of Cheshire, Mass. — H. P. Williams, while painting David; Deunison ’ s roof, fell, ladder, paint and all,, to the marble steps. The veteran was;, severely shaken up. — Last week was productive of accidents- to residents of this place. D. G. Whitford fell from a tree and sustained severe bruises;' Mrs. J. Goodermote broke her arm, Mrs. S. Derby dislocated a hip, and John Myers ’ s child injured itself while handling a stick of wood. — A new feed store is promised soon iu Rogers ’ building. James Blowers will be the proprietor. . This, with H. F. Brown ’ s ' furniture store, in process of erection, and Rasico ’ s new store about ready to open, will make three new stores in one season — quite an addition to our village. r SOUTH SCHODACK. 1 — The Masten hoys intend to sow 175 bushels of rye. — The repairs on the brick school-house cost about §75. — S. Anderson, of Albany, spent Sunday with Mrs. Jacob I. Mesick and family. — The apple crop in this section is a fail ­ ure, most farmers not having enough for their own use. — J. K. Holmes and Fred. Linge shot eight gray squirrels last Friday forenoon and six more the next morning. — Henry Dawson lias his new house and store nearly finished. It is an improve ­ ment to. the place. C. I. Miller is painting it. — The boldest nut thief in the state lives at this place. If he spends next Sunday as he did last Sabbath, his name may r get into the papers. —Miss Mary J York started for St. John ’ s, Mich., last Monday, to visit a half- sister, whom she never saw and did not know of until quite lately. — The “ Blower Club ” meets almost every night at the store. The regular meetings are held on Saturday nights. Subject for next week; “ What I know about pump ­ kins. — T. R. Van Hoesen has the largest crop, of potatoes in this section, nearly 800 bar ­ rels. Master Ray picked 172 barrels i ■ ■ four days recently. Are there any CVr, mbia county boys of thirteen who can heat that record? * ■ 7 V : i siSrAi

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