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V' # : r ; ' T ' ' r ’ .' u \ ’ ‘ ‘ r ' r \ : ............ VOLUME 2. CHATHAM, COLUMBIA COUNTY, N. Y., TUESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 1887 THE CHATHAM-EEPDBLICAH. Official Paper for Colam'bia County. •PMsM on Tuesdays at CMtom, ColniMa Go, — BY — THE CHATHAM PBBLISHINS COMPAM. A. E. BECNCK, S. U. BAILEY, President. - Secretary. TEKiHS: — S1.00 per Year. Positively in Advance. Advertising Kates Purnislied on Appli ­ cation. Traveller ’ s Guide. RAILROAD TIME TABLES. WM. ROGOWSKI LADIES ’ BAZAAR. Mas ato ’ ised. 1^5.e g•a ’ esl,tea 1, part or fisis stofe tlie is ext two weeMs into a PROCEEDINGS OF THE ORS ’ BOARD. HEARING THE END. SUPERVIS- Chatliam Suggests a settlement of her Law-suit. — Committee Reports. — Other Blatters of Interest. Boston & Albany. Going East, trains leave this station at 3:20. 7:55 and 10:46 A. m . j 3:25, 5:56 and 9:35 p. m . Going West, at 12:57, 6HX) and 8:26 A. M.; 12:10, 2:08,5:18 and 9:01 P.M. ^ . Sundays. Going East, 620 a. m. Going Wcst, 6:00 a. m., and 9:01 p . M. Hudson & Chatham. Leave Chatham 8:30 A. M.; 12:10, 2:10 and 6:00 Anrive at Chatham 7:47 and 10:40 a . m . and 5:42 p. m . 1:49 3:21 New York & Harlem. Leave Chatham 5:50 A. M.; 12:25 and 4:00 p. h . Sunday special 3:00. Ar rive at Ch&tliani. 8:05 A. M.j 3K)5 and 8:30 P. M- Sunday special 2:30 p. 11 . \ New York, Rutland & Montreal. Trains arrive at Chatham at 7:50 A. m .; 12:00 and 4:35 Trains leave Chatham 8:45 A. at.; 3:25 and 6:10 P. M. Village Directory. POSTOFFICE. mails close . New York, 8.20 a. in. 3.45 and 8.40 p. m. East, 7.30 a. m., 3.00 p. m. Hudson, 8.20 a. m., 5.30 p. m. West, 11.45 a. m., 5.30 p. m. North, 3.05 p. m. South, 3.45 and 8.40 p. From New York, and 11.00 a. m., and 9.00 p. m. West, 8.00 a. m., 3.30 p. Spencertown, Auster- litz and Green River, 3.45 p. m. Red Eoek, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Satur ­ days, 1.00. MAILS ARRIVE. 8.00 3.15 Hudson, 8.00 a. m. and l. 35 and 3.30 p. m. East, 8.00 a. m., 12.10 p. North, 12.10 p. m. South, 3.15 and 9.00 p. m. Spencertown, Auster- litz and Green River, 11.00 a. m. Red Rock, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Satur- ; days, 11.30 a. m. GEO. MCCLELLAN, P. M. THE CHURCHES. R eformed . — Rev. TheodSre S. Brown. Pastor. Sabbath services at 10^0 a . m . and 7:30 p . m . Sabbath school at 12 m . Prayer meeting Thursday evening, 7:30. Young peoples meeting Sunday evening 6:30. M ethodist E piscopal — Rev. D. McCartney, Pastor. Sabbath services at. 10:30 a . m . and 7:30 p. h . Sabbath school at 12 u. @hurch prayer meeting Thursday evening. E manuel E vangelical L utheran — R ev. J. Frank Hartman, Pastor. Sabbath services; Preaching at 3 p . h .: prayer meeting at 7:30; Sunday school at 2 p . m . Church prayer meeting on Thursday evening. Seats free; nil welcome. S t . L uke ’ s C hapel . — Rev. J. D. Kennedy, Rec­ tor. Services every Sunday at 7:30 . p . m :. Sunday school at 3 P. M. S t P atrick ’ s — Rev. Louis Griffa, Rector, High Mn«s at 10:30 A. h . every Sunday of each month; first mass at 8:30 A. m . and late mass at 10:30 A. M. Vespers and benediction 7 p . m : Sunday school at 3 P. M. THE LODGES. C olumbia L odge No. 98, F. & A. M. Stated Communications on the first and third Fridays of each month, at 7 o ’ clock, d . m. C harity C hapter N o . 47, Order of Eastern Star. Second and fourth Fridays of each month 7 p. m. C hatham L odge N o . 141, Knights of Pythias, first and third Wednesdays of each month at 8 P. M. G en . L ogan P ost N o . 539, G. A. R., meets second and fourth Tuesday evenings of each month at Pythian Hall. HOLIDAY GOODS Coreiprising - Useful!. Grn-ameaslsssl, and. Artistic $7* IKT G ‘ 'ST CSrG HOLIDAY PRESENTS FOR CHILDREN, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN. USEFUL GOODS. DRESS PATTERNS of every style and cost. ELEGANT CLOAKS from $5.00 up. CHILDREN ’ S CLOAKS from $2.00:up. SHAWLS, common and nice ones. MUFFS in Fur, Seal and Astrakan. BLANKETS, from $1.00 per pair and up. ELEGANT TOWELS at very low prices. TABLE SPREADS in Tinsel and Embroidered Goods. STAND SPREADS in Silk and Plush. FANCY TIDIES in great variety. F, A 1WC~g~ JAPANESE AND BMSb GOODS. Our assortment comprises Fancy Clocks, Fancy Ink Stands, , Fancy Thermometers, Whisk Broom Holders. Crumb Brushes and Trays, Smoking Sets, and other articles of SILK UMBRELLAS. WOOlfEN GOODS. Ladies ’ Jackets with or without sleeves. Ladies ’ and Children ’ s Lagging. Ladies ’ and Children ’ s Mitten^. Ladies ’ and Children ’ s Toboggans aad Hoods. HOSIERY and GLOYES In any quantity of all kinds. VILLAGE TRUSTEES. Trustees of village meet on first Tuesday evening of each month. Special Lot of xEm FOR THE HOLIDAY TRADE FOR LADIES AND GENTS. . OUR STOCK OF HANDKERCHIEFS FIRE ’ COMPANIES. Ocean Engine and Hose Company No. 1 meet the first Monday evening of each month. _____ Great Bargains XIDOT LADIES ’ ME SHOES. For the next two weeks we will sell Fine FrencAid Boots at $3.40. Regular Price $4= and $4.50. Opera and Common Sense Lasts. Also a complete line of T. & J. Gonsin ’ s Wankenpliasts AT $3.40. Regular Price $4. This offer will hold good For tto Next Two Special Sale of Ladies ’ and Gentlemen ’ s Christmas Slippers OWIiY 50 CENTS. O, M. WARREN, Main Street, Chatham. Surpasses anything heretofore offered. Silk Handkerchiefs in fancy and plain hem stiched, from 20 cents up. Ladies ’ Linen Handkerchiefs in white and col ored border. Embroidered, Initialed, and other Novelties. Gent ’ s Linen Handkerchiefs in plain and col ­ ored border. Hemstitched and Initialed. Children ’ s Handkerchiefs from 5c up, together with a gx and line of Mufflers in Silk and Cashmere. BRIC A. BRAC of every description. Also FLUSH GOODS. Brush and Co tub Sets in Novel Designs. Manicure Sets in great variety; Plush Frame Mirrors. Plush Picture Frames. Handkerchief and'Grove BdxFa.\\ • Work Boxes, Collar and Cuff Baxes, And numberless other articles. OUR STOCK OF Shows Great Bargains in Silk Plush Albums. Vienna Leather Albums. Autograph Albums. Scrap Albums, Travelling Bags. Gent ’ s Travelling Companions. Gent ’ s Cigar Cases, Gent ’ s Bill Books, And a full line of Pocketbooks in Real Alh ’ gator, Japanese and Russia Leather. In Fancy China Ware ULisr GENT ’ S FURNISHING GOODS we have an elegant line of Gentlemen ’ s Ties, Fancy Suspenders, Collars end Cuffs, White Fine Shirts, Wristlets, Flannel Shirts, Woolen Mittens and Gloves, Plain Lined and Fur Top Gloves, Cardigan Jackets, &c. Bgfcea *,-, 1 .., We shew grand styles of Cups and Saucers, Mustache Cups, Bread and MUk Sets, Cream Pitchers, and other Fancy Articles. ODR JEWELRY DEPARTMENT Is perfectly immense for the coming Holiday Trade, in the variety of Ladies ’ Lace Pins, Ear­ rings, Ladies ’ and Gent ’ s Cuff and Collar But ­ tons, Gent ’ s Scarf Pins, Watch Charms, Watch Chains, Plated and Solid Gold Rings, Silver Thimbles, and other items of Fancy Jewelry. For the little folks we have provided an immense stock of TOYS, TOYS. TOYS Toy Dishes, Stoves, Kitchen Sets, Blocks, Puzzles, Banks, Nine Pins, Games, Watches, Harmonicas, Tops, Balls, and a great variety of m&E*E*m In China, Indestructable, Rubber, Wax, Bisk, &c., at most aston ­ ishing low prices. In conclusion we call attention to our mum FOR YOUNG AND OLD. Fancy Papetry in Plush and Cheaper Boxes. Toile't Such as Perfumes, Toilet Waters, Fine Soap, Hair and Tooth Brushes, Hand Mirrors, &c., &c. WM. ROGOWSKI, ; Main Street, At the session of the hoard of supervisors last Tuesday morning a petition was pre ­ sented by Supervisor Ambler, from his town asking that $2,000 he assessed on the county to aid the town in repairing dam ­ ages from the cloud burst of last spring, when 70 of its bridges were washed away. The request was referred to the special committee appointed in a similar applica ­ tion from Hillsdale. Mr. Bates handed up a petition from 50 Canaan citizens who de ­ sired to have the game law amended so that woodcock might be shot during August. The document was sent to the committee on laws. Hr. Bates presented the report of his special committee appointed last year to endeavor to secure justice for this county relative to the state equalazation table. Dr. Bates and his coadjutors have very faith ­ fully pressed the claims of Columbia county before the state assessors who still persist, however, in wrongfully increasing its assessed valuation by upwards of $2,000,000. Although he has been thus far unable to make the state assessors see a fact that they don ’ t want to look at, the plucky Doctor has lots of fight left m him and he will wrestle with the state board again, next summer. Messrs. Schermer- horn and Kniskern will be his associates on the special committee. A contract for the board of orphans was arranged with the Hudson Orphan and Relief association, at $1.70 per head, per week. Resolutions were passed appropri ­ ating moneys to prqvide for over drafts, as follow : Grand and trial jurors. $284.50; constables, $168.15; burial of soldiers, etc., contingent fund, $2,047.67; sinking fund, $1,500. On motion of Mr. Hoes, the reward offered for the arrest of Burg ­ lar Hanor was ordered paid to Chief of Police Nicholson, of Pittsfield. Reports from the standing committees on County Treasurer ’ s Accounts, Commissioner of Loan Accounts, Justices ’ Accounts and Coroners ’ Accounts were adopted. The report of the committee on Town Accounts was received and_tabled. It has always been a mystery among tax ­ payers as to why the printed proceedings of th© board are not ready for delivery un til nearly the middle of summer, several months after the hoard has adjourned Some of the members appear to have lately puzzled in vain over the matter also, and last Tuesday they notified the printer that dawdling will no longer he tolerated and that the journal must he ready for delivery by May 1st. It is a move in the right di ­ rection; although the date is still about two months later than the time when the books ought to be in circulation. Chairman Curtis was absent on Wednes ­ day and Mr. Jones handled the gavel in his stead. A report of the county treasur ­ er on the trust fund was read and adopted, and $8.58 tax wrongfully levied m Claver- ack, on Geo. Van Deusen. iWas ordered re ­ funded to him. Then the members took an innings at their committee working un fi!2p. m., when a brief business session was held and Dr. Barnes introduced a reso lutTon directing the county treasurer to collect two town notes amounting to ,168.75 from the town of Gallatin, by the 1st of February next, or take in settlement two new'notes payable m one and two years, respectively. The board afterward visited the Hudson Home for the Aged. At Thursday ’ s session a taxpayer, who had escaped the drag net of the assessors, was hooked and his property added to the Chatham assessment roll. An illegal tax in Canaan was ordered refunded to H. L. Warner. A revised and reduced table of tolls for the Union Turnpike was adopted, and the Home for the Aged were given the use of coal and gas during a fair to be held in the armory. Reports were presented from committees on Laws, Superintendent of Poor Accounts, Penitentiary and Lunatic Asylums, County Clerk ’ s Accounts, and the special com ­ mittee on salaries. They were each tabled. The repdrt of the committee on Town Ac ­ counts was taken from the table and adopted. When Clerk Waterman had completed the roll-call at the morning session on Fri ­ day; Supervisor Barnes sent up to the desk the report of the special committee on Rail ­ road Bonded Town Indebtedness. Its title suggested that it was. likely to be a very commonplace document — one of the kind that tells the stereotyped story of a com ­ mittee who wanted to do something but ran across snags and “ regretfully had to announce, that they had been unable,” etc. All around the room the members sank back into the ample depths of their chairs, and nearly all of them, except Supervisor Hoes, prepared to open their mail or busy tnemselves with their desk work until the formality of reading the report had been completed. Before Clerk Waterman had progressed very far into Jthe document, however, a transformation scene occurred. The New Lebanon supervisor, who had been figuring out the amount of pay that wbuld be coming to a member if he only (Continued on another Page.) - - Columbia County. CHATHAM CENTRE. Miss Blanche Varney visit. Miss Frances Vedder is at Troy visiting friends and relatives. Mrs. Lucy Rivenburgh, of White Mills, was the guest of her sister, Mrs. James Lunben during part of last week. Mr. and Mrs. James LunneU spent a few days in Hudson last week, visiting their daughter, Mrs. Joel Harris. Mr. and Mrs. George A. Eder of Brook ­ lyn, who have been visiting at John J . Wil ­ ber ’ s for some time, returned to their home last Saturday. All right, John, we acknowledge the corn. But how came it that your item had to be changed afer it got into the print ­ er ’ s hands ? Quarterly meeting, which was to have been held last Sunday was, on account of the snow storm, postponed until next Sun ­ day morning. C. L. Francisco is gaining. He took a short walk as far as B. K. Hicks ’ and back last week and hopes to be able to be around mpre this week. James G. Van Valkenburgh is convalesc ­ ing. He was out doors last week and re ­ ceived many callers, among them Charles Rosboro, of Chatham. Andrew Van Alstyne, one of the directors of the Nassau, Schodack and Chatham In ­ surance company attended a meeting of the board at Nassau last Friday. The Ladies ’ Aid society will hold their next sociable on Friday evening at the par ­ sonage. These sociables are highly enter ­ taining and interesting and should be at ­ tended by all. Quarterly conference was held in the basement of the church last Friday even ­ ing. Most of the trustees were in attend ­ ance, and the business was satisfactorily and quickly gone through with. The subject of the lecture to be delivered to-night by the Rev. W. W. Foster, jr., of Albany, will be “ The Three H's, ” instead of “ The Three Ages, ” as we stated last week. A misunderstanding caused the error. The oyster supper given by the Good Templars last Friday evening was fairly successful, although the bad condition of the roads prevented many from attending. Our villagers turned out well and the re ­ ceipts amounted to $26. Irving M. Van Alstyne has so far recov ­ ered as to be on the street once more. He visited the stores and depot several times last week. Query: Who is the J. W. Van Alstyne of this place whose “ familiar war- whoop is heard on the streets once more, ” as the JVates puts it ? L. L. Lant has three horses under treat ­ ment of Dr. Robinson, of Chatham: The doctor says that the horses have spinal meningitis ancLhe things it, rather ddubtfnl about the recovery of one them. We hope the doctor may be mistaken, as we should not like to have our kind neighbor and friend compelled to pay three or four hun ­ dred dollars for dead horses. The 12.20 train from Chatham, Saturday, left a young and verdant-looking couple at our depot who seemed somewhat embar ­ rassed and shy. After waiting awhile, they finally wended their way to the par ­ sonage where they were joined in marriage by the Rev. W. W. Foster. They took their departure on the 3.12 train for Chat ­ ham. The contracting parties were from Petersburgh. We did. not learn their names. Last Friday evening the M. A. A ’ s had a very pleasant time at the residence of Mrs. C. S. Belt ’ s, on Phelps hill. The M. A. A ’ s seem hound to have good times let the weather he good or bad, and nearly all of them attended, although the roads were very rough. The musiewas furnished by James Dennis and F. P. Van Alstyne, and dancing was indulged in until about 3 o ’ clock, when all seemed willing to post- 'bone their enjoyment until the next meet' iug, which will be at P. D. Reed ’ s on Fri ­ day evening of next week. Too many snow- No school yesterday, banks over in Chatham. Mr. Andrus and family have removed to the rooms over the store. Mrs, J. W. Starkweather is spending.a week with her son in Pittsfield, Mass. This is an age of improvement. Why should it not extend to the dime socials l A dime social was held at the residence of Madison Andrus on Wednesday evening. Patrick Lost}-;, of State Line, lost a valu ­ able calf last week. It was gored by a bull. There are twenty-three pupils in regular attendance at the upper school in District No. 6. John G. Wilson is busy moving ore bed timbers and railroad ties from the wood j[ob recently bought of Henry C. Steuerwald. Friends of H. Steuerwald who have been spending a few days sporting and banting; have returned to New York well satisfied with their fun and success. D. P. Hannon, who has been at work on the Boston and Albany railroad at Spring- field, Mass., returned home last Thursday with his right hand injured. Dan has found out that the cars will pinch. Would it not be a pleasant and profitable change for both young and old, if a literary feature of some sort was introduced m the dime socials? There is certainly home talent here that would do itself credit and afford pleasure to others by readings, reci ­ tations, music and like pastimes. The upper school will close on Friday afternoon for two weeks ’ vacation. There will be classes in examination on work of the past term, during each day this week, up to Thursday afternoou. It would pay parents and friends to visit the school dar ­ ing the time and note the work of the chil ­ dren. Some of the members of Mrs. Aiken ’ s singing class and a few others continue to meet on Monday evenings for the purpose of practicing in vocal music. We think, as Mr. Finney is kind enough to meet with and aid such as will come, that there should be a larger attendance, which would make it more interesting for both teacher and class, and the practice cannot fail to be profitable to all. Flat Brook is never behind on hew ideas. Quite a new feature has been added to the dime parties by the addition of cats. But it is hard telling whether the cats were sub ­ stituted for the dime or whether the feline race were left as a Chrismas present to the host and hostess last Wednesday evening, as the hostess found the tabbies at the door the next morning without any card. Of course as a natural consequence no one owns the cats. Andrus, we guess you-will have to have to advertise for the owner, or place- the poor tabbies in _elierge_ ^qf^tbe, poormaster until they are called for. - Tt NORTH CHATHAM. Catnip tea is stylish at surprises. Mr. Vickery, the barber, is up town The C. L. S. C. will meet at N. M. Hill ’ s next Friday evening. Miss Edith Van Alstyne visited in Al ­ bany on Friday and Saturday. Mrs. C. I. Weiderwax, who had an at ­ tack of pleurisy, is around again. W. L. Hayes entertained company last week, and J. L. Bame had visitors on Thursday. Dudley Walker ’ s hand, that was bitten by a hog, is improving nicely, hut ho will carry a scar. The W. C. T. U. have furnished our Sunday-school with lesson leaves for re ­ view Sunday. Mrs: Dr. Travers and son, of Saratoga Springs, arrived at A. Traver ’ s, Thursday, on their return from a trip to Massachusetts A little girl hearing of a surgical opera tion ran home and told his mother that an opposition had been made on little Tommy ’ s lip. Tute Gardener, Mike- Dunbaker, Bert Payne and Will Palmateer intend learning the art of building railroads, commencing at Kinderhook. The Young People ’ s Christian Temper ­ ance union intend giving a very interesting free entertainment in the M. E. church on Wednesday evening. It will make you laugh if you do not cry. Come and see. The birthday surprise party last week at Miss Delia Steenherg ’ s, was much enjoyed by the company present, who left some very useful presents. Great Sept! and catnip tea made lots of fun. MALDEN BRIDGE. The supper and entertainment at M. H, Shufelt ’ s on Friday evening last, was in every respect a great success. There was a large attendance, excellent music, beautiful tableaux, a good time socially, supplement ­ ed by an excellent supper, and about $17 cash. Much credit is due the president of the society, Mrs. M. H. Shufelt, for untir ­ ing efforts for the success of the enterprise and the comfort of her guests. The next in the series will be an oyster supper and entertainment by the young people at the house of A. Thompson on Friday evening, January 6, 1888. -:.V' ■. -r -- CO RAKE. Mr. and Mrs. fi loyd Miller are rejoicing in the advent of a boy baby. Walt MacArthur and F. Decker, sr., are now employed at the Weed ore bed. Owing to the storm, no services were held in the church on Sunday morning. Alexander Oakley is slaughtering poul ­ try for the Hartford, Conn., holiday' market. At a church sociable held at Miss Zada- Bain ’ s over nine dollars was raised for the benefit of the Sunday-school children. ‘ Beautiful snow ” envelopes the land ­ scape as with a garment, to the estimated depth of from ten to twelve inches. A sk consequence, the merry jingle of sleigh hells is heard on every side. Will Trafford of Millerton, having taken the contract to build a dam, to replace the one washed away by last summer ’ s flood at the old flour mill, has been busy during the past week getting out timber on Pine Island for that purpose. ■ um VALATIE. ■ vs 'i Rev. H. K. Walker and wife started for Georgia, on Friday. Annual communication of Valatie Lodge No. 362, F. and A. M., this evening. The concert of the Van Conney glee club will draw a big audience next Friday, at the opera house. Chancellor Sims lectured in the opera house, last night. The audience was well pleased with his effort. The young people attending the M. E. Sunday-school will hold a Christmas con ­ cert in the church next Sunday evening. A fair and festival under the auspices of Friendship Lodge of Good Templars will be held in the opera house next Monday evening. Stephen Shurrager will eat his Christmas turkey in jail. He stole a gold ring ,and considers himself a lucky man , to get off with 59 days ’ imprisonment. vl via il . 'V NORTH HILLSDALE. Miss Hattie Tyler is on the sick list. The school closed in the A. B. Downing district last Friday. We have snow enough for sleighing, but it is blown up in heaps. N. T. Benedict has some new cutters that he is selling very cheap. Our enterprising merchant, C. F. Tyler,, has put in quite a stock of holiday goods. The meetings held at the M. E. church of this place, for the past two weeks, have been a grand success. A. S. Overhiser has bought, packed and shipped over 1,000 barrels of apples toNevr York and Liverpool, England. During the past week he has been dressing turkeys and chickens for the Christmas market. ’ <, -ti HARLEMVILLE. - A party of young people gave Miss Anna Hogeboom a surprise party last Friday evening. ■ : ■ Misses Leila and Emily Washburn and Miss Morse, of Hillsdale, were; the guests of Misses lola and Anna Hogeboom last week. - • . Mrs. J. G. Curtis has been sick the past two weeks. Wm. H. Gardner and Orria Coons are also on the sick list. ‘ '■i IM •

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