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VOLUME 2. CHATHAM, COLUMBIA COUNTY, N. Y., TUESDAY, JANUARY 24, 1888. NUMBER 16. THE CHATHAM REPUBLICAN. OfB.cial Paper for Columbia County. PuDlisM on Tuesdays at Cliatliai, Colninia Go, — BY — THE HHUTHAI PDBUSMH COUPAHT. A. E. BlitTNCK, S. U. BA3XET, President. - Secretary. TEEMS: — SI. 00 per Tear. Positively in Advance. ; Advertising Eates Eurnisbed on Appli ­ cation. Traveller ’ s Guide. RAILROAD TIME TABLES. Boston & Albany. Going East, trains leave this station at 3:20, 7:55 and 10:46 A. m .; 3:25, 5:56 and 9:55 P. H. Going West, at 12:50, and 8:26 A. M.; 12:10,2:08 5:18 and 9:01 p. m . m , Sundays. Going East, 1 3:20 a. m. Going West, 9:01 p. M. ' Hudson & Cbatbam. Leave Chatham 8:30 a . m .; 12:10, 2:10 and 6:00 P. M. Arrive at Chatham 7:47 and 10:40 A. m .; 1:49 3:21 and 5:42 p. m . New Tort & Harlem. Leave Chatham 5:50 a . m .; 12:25 and 4:00 p. h . Sunday special 3:00. . Arrive at Chatham 8:05 A. M.; 3:05 and 8:S) P. M. Sunday special 2:30 p. m . New York, ; Eutland. & Montreal. Trains arrive at Chatham at 7:50 a . m .; 12:00 and 4^5 p. M. Trains leave Chatham 8:45 A. m .; 3:25 and 6:10 P. M. Village Directory. POSTOFFICE. wATT.g CLOSE. MAILS AKEIVE. New York, 8.20 a; m. 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, m. Spenoertown, Auster- litz and Green River, 3.45 p. m. Red Eock, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Satur ­ days, 1.00. = From New Yorki 8.00 and 11.00 a. m., 3.15 and 9.00 p. m. West, 8.00 a. m., 3.30 p. Hudson, 8.00 a. m. and l. 35 and 3.30 p. m. Eart, 8.00 a. m., 12.10 p. m. • . North, 12.10 p. m. South, 3.15 and 9.00 p. Spenoertown, Anster- 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. Theodore S. Brown. Pastor. Sabbath services, at 10:30 A. m . and 7:30 p. m . Sabbath sdhboT'at 52 - m V Prayer meeting Thursday evening, 7:30. Young people ’ s . meeting.Sunday evening 6:30, , MjSEnbniST'EPiscoPAL. — Rev. D. McCartney, ‘ 'Pastor. \ Sabbath Tserviees at 10:30 a .'. m . and 7;30 p. m . Sabbath school at 12 m . Church prayer meeting Thursday evening; Rii A ■yfTT.TV. EV ANfiSLICAI. LtJTHERAN.G-Rev. J. Frank Hartman, Pastor. Sabbath services; Preaching at 3 p . m .: prayer meeting at 7:30; Sunday school at 2 p. m . Church prayei: meeting on Thursday evening. Seats free; all weipeme. 'S t . L uke ’ s C hapel . — Re-^.J. D. Kenhedy, Rec ­ tor. Services every Sunday at 7:30 p. H. Sunday school at 3 p . ai. S t . P atrick ’ s . — Rev. Louis Griila, Rector, High Mass at 10:30 a . ji . 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 : Simday 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, n. m. C harity C hapter No. 47, Order of Eastern Star. Second and fourth Fridays of each month 7 p. m. C hatham L odge No. 141, Knights of Pythias, first and third Wednesdays of each month at 8 P. M. G en . L ogan P ost No. 539, G. A. R., meets second and'fourth Tuesday evenings of each month at Pythian Hall. VILLAGE TRUSTEES. Trustees of village meet on first Tuesday evening of each month. FIRE'COMPANIES. Ocean Engine and Hose Company No. 1 meet the first Monday evening of each month. Although the Holiday season has passed by, there ’ s the Birthday of your Son or Daughter. No better time than to-day to prepare for it by purchasing from our stock of HOLIDAY GOODS of every description which we are selling at REDUCED PRICES. We can supply TOYS OF EYEEI HESCIIPTIOH. BOOKS, ALBUMS, Articles UseM and Ornamental, At prices that will make it pay to BUT FOE FUTURE USE. Daily, Weekly and Snnday Papers PROMPTLY FURNISHED. Tobacco, Cigars, Fruits. Confec­ tionery. AT WHOLESALE AND RETAIL. W.H.WAIT. Wm, ROGOWSKI ’ S LADIES ’ BAZAAR. I] ns. CLOAKS AT' YOUR OWN PRICE. • SHAWLS At a Trifle More Than Cost. BLANKETS A GREAT REDUCTION. COMFORTABLES And other heavy goods at Closing Out Figures. We call attention to our present stock of COTTON GOODS Former Markel Pmes. These goods have all advanced in price, but we still adhere witb.a very few exceptions to the LOW PRICES OF A YEAR AGO As long as the stock will last. We have on hand a large stock of Ginghams, Shirtings, Denins. • BLEACHED AND BROWN Sheetings and Shirtings IN ALL WIDTHS.&c. OUR ASSORTMENT OF Rushings, CoIlars, Cnffs Main Street, Cbatbam. Furnishing - Goods IN GENERAL'. RECEIVES CONSTANT AT ­ TENTION. Wm. KOeOWSKI, Main Street, • Chatham, N. Y. Agent for BUTTERICK ’ S PATTERNS. TELEPHONE. ....... & Ghent Tele ­ phone Company. With the long distance- Tele ­ phone now in use parties desirous may have immediate communica ­ tion with all the leading business houses and many private offices and,residences in Albany, Troy, Cohoes, Sara ­ toga. Amsterdam, Hudson, Cats- kill, Poughkeepsie, Newburgh, Yalatie, Philmont, Lebanon, East Chatham, Great Barrington, Pittsfield, Springfield, North Adams, and many more remote and intermediate points. ■ OFFICE: Main Street, CiaM. WM. P. RUMSEY, Physician. Has permanently located atthe Chatham House Chatham, N. Y., where he is prepared to treat all diseases of the horse upon scientific princi ­ ples. All horses left with him for treatment will receive special-attention, ^ “ Examination and Consultation at Chat ­ ham House Infirmary, free. . ; All Galls Proinptly Attended.. THE JANUARY CIRCUIT COURT BUSINESS TRANSACTED LAST WEEK. Seventeen Indictments Found — Ford ’ s Case Goes Over — “ Bat ” Jackson to be Tried on February 6. In the Circuit Court ' last Tuesday the case of Herbs and another vs. O. H. Brig ­ ham and another was tried. Judge Ed ­ wards directed a verdict for plaintiffs for $186.44 and 5 per cent, extra allowance. Then the Court took a recess until Thurs ­ day because the lawyers' were not ready with further business. On Thursday the case of Alexander Chace vs. J. M. Lamphere was tried. The parties live in Austerlitz, and the action concerned the construction of the will of the late Smith Shaw, and the ownership of certain lands. The verdict was for the plaintiff, who gets $180 rental for the two years the land in dispute was in the pos ­ session of the defendant, together with in ­ terest on that sum. An extra allowance of five per cent, was also granted. Excep ­ tions to the ruling of the Court were taken by defendant ’ s counsel, and, a stay of nine ­ ty days was granted for defendant to make a case. The plaintiff, however, was given leave to enter ju&gmenU \ The next case to occupy thfc attention of the Court was Zebulon^Hunt and another vs. Fred. W. Sessions. Rdbert E. Brake and A. F. B. Chace for plaintiffs; Walter Mc ­ Gregor and J. Rider Cady Yor^'def^adant Action of repleven^rought ’ fb^ecovlr pos ­ session of alot of eight'^fifsioves sold to one Lidelle by the agent ;p'f pii)jhtiffsj|ip 0 n fraudaleiits.,tepresenk&tigt» : ..;py the ‘ ^uyer as to his financial stan^fihg'.^-Lidelle ishort- ]y;afterw^rd made a^gen^j assignment to the defendant hereinV and.-fethe plaintiffs broughtlhiaactiouclaiimhgi.thflUthebuyer knew he was aboiit.to;fail whpnjhe bought the stoves; and; thatdn: bonse^RC^ce thereof the sale was illegal ahd -vbmiiV'The jury found for plaintiff, who':: is^io have the property returned or receive $800 with in ­ terest. An extra allowahce bf 5 per cent, was granted by the court. ■ ■ On Monday the , trial of theC g^se'of Charles Walker vs. The VillageyrQ&XShat- ham was begun. ' Messrs.\ McOlfellhir <jfc Brown represented the plaintiff and' jHpn. John.Cadman appeared , for the corpora ­ tion. Walker sought-.-.to' 'recover; SSfOOp* damages for breaking his leg last''winter ' near the upper railroad crossing in this village. The testimony of ‘ .the witnesses as to the condition of the sidewalk was quite conflicting! The case is still on trial. In the Gyer and Terminer on Thursday, District Attorney Gardinier asked that a day be appointed for the trial of Battice Jackson, who is under indictment for the murder of Miss Hover at Kinderhook. Judge Edwards set down the case for Feb. 6,. and ordered an extra panel of 30 trial jurors drawn for the case. The prisoner will be defended by L. Royee Tilden and John V. Whitbeck, of Hudson. The trial of Andrew S. Ford was put over the term, owing to the fact that Dis ­ trict Attorney Gardenier had not received the report of the chemical expert. The grand jury appeared in court on Thursday afternoon and presented eleven sealed indictments and six unsealed in ­ dictments, as follows: Thomas Buckley, arson in the third de ­ gree. James Buckley, arson in the .third de ­ gree. James Welch, arson in the third degree. Simon Rockefeller, grand larceny in the second degree. Peter Stolliker, assault in the first de ­ gree. Peter Stolliker, assault in the second de ­ gree. On Friday, a batch of prisoners were ar ­ raigned at the bar to hear what the grand jury had done concerning their cases. Peter Malone, the burglar who broke out of jail and was recaptured Thursday night, was arraigned among the other prisoners and appeared quite nervous when brought into the Court room. He was informed Uy District Attorney Gard­ enier that there were five indictments against him — four for burglary and one for breaking jail. Two of the burglaries were committed in November and two in December. Through his counsel, L. F. Longley, he pleaded not guilty with the privilege of changing the plea hereafter upon giving the District Attorney ten days ’ notice before the Court of Sessions convened. Bail was fixed at $500 on each of the five indictments. Peter Stolliker has two indictments hanging over him for assaults committed only a few days ago. For threatening the life of his wife, bail was fixed at $1,000, and for assaulting an officer the amount was placed at $500. The prisoner pleaded not guilty to each, of the charges and his case was sent to the February Sessions. Judge Edward appointed John Doyle to defend the prisoner. In the case of Simon Rockefeller, in ­ dicted for grand larceny in the second de ­ gree, bail was fixed at $250, and the case sent to the February Sessions. James Welch, Thomas Buckley and James Buckley, fire bugs, were each held in the sum of $500 for the February Ses ­ sions, when their cases will he disposed of. John Doyle will appear for Welch when the trial comes on and Mr. Longley has been engaged to defend the Buckley boys. An aged colored man named Abram Prayn was discharged, the grand jury having failed to find an indictment in his case-' ‘ Columbia County. CHATHAM CENTRE. Come one, come all, to the donation Thursday evening. Edwin A. Shaver, of Pittsfield, Mass., was in the village Monday. Andrew Van Alstyne and E. A. Cran- dell, served on the grand jury last week. Donation this week Thursday evening. Don ’ t forget it and be sure and “ git thar. ” If you want a good time, be sure and come out to the donation Thursday even ­ ing. Miss Minnie Goold returned from her visit to Amenia, Dutchess county, last week Monday. Mrs. John P. Felts attended the yearly family gathering at her mother ’ s in Valatie last Thursday. Oysters will be served at the donation Thursday evening. If you like a good stew you can get it there. A Woman ’ s Christian Temperance Un ­ ion was organized in our village last Thursday afternoon. Mrs. J. N. Stickles was elected president. The meeting was held at the house of Mrs. J. G. Van Val- kenburg. Speeches were made by Mrs: George - T. Powell, ot Ghent, and Mrs; George R. Percy; of Chatham. Abram P. Van Alstyne is. the last victim of a coasting accident; Monday evening while the boys were riding down one of the hills leading to the bridge with 12 or 15 persons oh a pair of bobs, the sleigh rah into the bridge,' catching Abe ’ s foot be ­ tween the sleigh and the bridge, A bone in his fpot was. broken aucUt was bruised in a.terrible staaaeEiw i^ppresent. writing -thBrA-iB somejmprovemenb-in ihe fosot, but ; Abram has kept it in- the house and lost all dfesire'to ride d6wn hill on the ; bobs in'icy .times, VALATIE. : B, B. Tblmadge Ijas arrived in. town. New machinery;,'oontinues-lo go into the knitting-mill near the iron bridge:, r. : , Ab6ut;200 men frdm this village are en ­ gaged in the ice harvest at SchofiHck and Stuyyesant. .... r A boy named White broke through this 1 ice oh. the Kind erhook creek aboVe the ivVoodeh bridge,- ’ Wednesday. ‘ While try ­ ing to ; fescue the lad a woman also - broke 'through. Then two men fallowed her' ex- ampid arid an exciting scene ocdured : . v :' Ail were finally rescued. - - \ , jiheiC will sociaUat; the :Imusq Of ‘ Mrs,,' Henry ....Tail . Dyck. ' oh Wednesday : eyepiog, January' under' the: auspicUs of the ,Y. ..P-/' ,S. ;.C. ,B: of i ’ the:. ’ Presbyterian i church. An elaborate program , has been : present., Ex j “ Bp.S$ ’ sfTjimper •whUe -passing Land ­ lord Barton ’ s.-ice house' ip rear of- United States-.bptel,vEriday afternpon. saw a- man\ lying ; dead- on the . ine ..in the-building, which'Was- -nearly filled;; -It- -was Lewis Rockefeller,, who had; been- engaged in - etprihg tlie^ce'. • • Coroner Bryne, of Hud-, soil, was iitiihediatelya'eht for aiid he held ail inquest., , Itockefejler ; was apparently in good health .-at dinner'time,;,..He Was; about 65 years old and: unmarried. .: ■ \ MALDEN BRIDGE. J. W. Bicker was at Albany a few days last week. s R, H. Delevaa is improving in health, being able to attend to business a portion of the time.' \■ Tlie , church ; supper at the house of R. Hoes on . Friday evening was largely at ­ tended,; , Receipts $25. The time and place of holding the next will be duly an ­ nounced. Miss Annie Pratt has returned from New York, and accompanied Mrs. L. Thompson to her home at Flint, Mich., where she ex ­ pects to remain during the winter. The friends of Thomas Burke deeply sympathize with him in the death of his son at Yonkers a few days since. He was a young man of great promise. The fune ­ ral was at Valatie on Friday. MANORTON. All ihe ice houses are filled and that worry is off the farmers ’ minds. Abram Powell, captain of the New Orleans base ball team, is visiting at the parsonage. The lots have had to he opened again since the last snow storm. As the roads are again drifted full, Manorton is rather a snowy region. The dominie ’ s wood bee was quite a pleasant affair. The wood pile is quite re­ spectable looking, “ Billy ” has oats, the chickens corn, besides other articles. Gilbert Vosburgh set his clothes on fire while riding, on the 16th mst., by putting a cigar he had been smoking in his pocket. A gentleman saw the smoke before any ­ thing more serious than a burnt pocket oc ­ curred. MELLENVILLE. Mrs. Fanny Brady, is getting better. Miss Tina Seestadt visited,her mother at West Ghent recently. Miss Maggie Lewis, who has been ill the past few days, is at work again. Misses Mary and Minnie Miller who haye been on the sick list, have both recovered. Mrs. Clapper, mother of Andrew Clapper, who has been dangerously ill, is somewhat improved. Mrs;- Andrew Clapper recently received a handsome sofa pillow as a present from Miss Lillie Wentworth of Troy.. RAYVILLE. Lizzie Murray is quite, sick with measles. Mary Lovett is sick at her father ’ s with scarlet fever. Charley Ken worthy is working for the Singer Machine company in Hudson. The district school was . closed the past week on account of the sickness of the teacher, MissLaht. ' David L. Finch has sold his farm to Geo, Hansford,, of New York, and will re ­ move to Syracuse. Edward Holland has sold his place where Enos Water bury, lived to Wm. H. Petit for the sum of $1,350. . - OLD CHATHAM. Miss Carrie D. Reed is visiting Miss Mae P. Wait at her home at this village. Collector P. H. Garrity will be at R. W. Beach ’ s hotel on Wednesday of this week, to receive taxes. Mr. Timothy McCarthy has bought the farm now occupied by Lorenzo Van Val- kenburgh, situated about one mile east of the village. Wait Bros., hardware dealers at this vil ­ lage, have made sale of a three years ’ gathering of old rags, to Mr. Snyder, of Valatie, and are busily engaged in draw ­ ing them to that village. The Ladies ’ Social Union will hold their next meeting on Friday evening, at the residence of Geo. W. Van Valkenfaurgh. A supper and parlor entertainment will be given at this meeting. All are cordially invited. About thirty from this village attended the meeting of the Ladies ’ Aid Society on Friday evening of last week at the house Of Supervisor Robt. Hoes, at Malden Bridge. The program was well arranged and very pleasing to all. The tables were bountifully filled and the colored waiters were very persevering with their duties around the tables and waited on the guests with their usual courtesy and politeness. Your correspondent being of an inquisi ­ tive turn of mind interviewed the station agent last Saturday and learned some facts connected with the volume of business this place furnishes the railroad. During the year ending Dec. 31, 1887, the gross sum was $6,200. J. N. Peaslee, of Malden Bridge, was the heaviest contributor; his freight hills amounted to upwards of $3,000. During the 18 years the road has b6en m operation the people of this place have - paid for freight - and passage more than $125,000 to the successive companies who have conducted the business of the road. ' EAST CHATHAM. C. A. Murdock is on the sick list. V. lCe^ ’ hSrfesting Has commenced on the pond! ; \ Henry . R. Fiddler, agent at Maple Grove, spent Sunday at home. •v John Artis intends occupying the rooms over Palmer & Johnson ’ s store. East Chatham poultrymen again took 'thh dead at -the great Boston show, the ’ ■largest poultry show ever Held in this 'country.' Forty-two coops of birds were sent from here and but few returned with- but premiums; This place is the centre of 5 the poultry business, and. nearly every kind that was ever originated is bred here. . Loefeafethei;Jj^feaf-prcmiums awarded them »t- >:B 08 teKr, c.yiz E- JBarrett— Andalu- siapa, ist ’ on hen, 2d on cock- rel, 2d on pj^js^-gd on breeding pen, r .spe : cia^lqr^th^.eat. Andalusian, cock. . E. P. Kirby exhibits twenty-four Langshans and received 1st, 2d and 3d on breeding pen ; 1st on .coc.kj. v 4th on cock; 1st. 2d and 3d pn hens; :1st; 2d, 3d. and ,5.th.o'n pullets; average score of twenty-four birds was 94 points- ’ societycash special for best col- Jectipn, special fpr best pair, special for the 'fdiif ’ best.,males, .society' medal: for best Langshans. . W. j. Kirby — White Dork- jngS,; 1st on cock, Ist 'on cockr'el, 1st on hen, 1st bn pullet, 2d on cockrel, 2d on hen, '2d on pullet, 1st xra breeding pen; Andalusians, 1st on cockrel, 1st on pullet, 1st on breeding pen ; White Polish Bantams, 1st on cock, 1st on cockrel, 1st on hen, 1st on pullet; Aylesbury Ducks, 1st on pair, 2d on pair; Cayuga Ducks, 2d on pair; spe ­ cial for best display of Dorkings. Jones Wilcox — American Dominiques, 1st, 2d ahd 3d on cockrels, 1st on breeding pen, association medal-for best male; White Plymouth Rocks, 1st on cock, 5th on hen ; White Wyandottes, 2d on cock, 2d on hen; S. S. Hamburghs, 1st and 2d on hens, 2d and 3d on pullets, 2d and 4th on cockrels, special for best S. S. H. hen, special for the pullet coming nearest to the Hamburgh type, sweepstake special for best display in Hamburgh class. NIVERVILLE. Mr. D. Hobbs is slowly improving. MissL. Collins of Bath is at W. Reader ’ s- Sportsmen will shoot at pigeons at the Lake today. Miss Jessie Raeder was on the sick list last week. r ~ i Miss M. E. Fellows is spending a week at P. H. Mead ’ s. Chas. Earing of the Albany Business College was in town Sunday. Miss Melia Reynolds is at Newark, Wayne county, visiting friends. “ Character ” oyster supper at the M. E. church next Friday evening. The result of the examinations at the graded school were as follows : Eva Bar ­ ringer, 1st; Grace E. Raeder, 2nd; George Hill, 3d. It is no longer the Victor Mower Com ­ pany. A new. incorporation takes its place. It is called the Sagamore Manufac ­ turing company and has a capital of $60,- 000. By whatever name, the concern will be just as “ sweet ” to our people, if it only gives them lots of work. KINDERHOOK; Frank B. Van Alstyne has disposed of his drug and grocery store to an Albany man. The pupils at the Academy were enter ­ tained by Prof. Manton Van Schaack and wife, Friday evening. Among the guests at the Kinderhook hotel last week, were Mrs. Geo. D. Earle of Englewood, N. J.,.and Mrs, Peter Bain of New York. Joel T. Tuller and wife, who were mar ­ ried here on Jan. 16, 1851; celebrated their 37th wedding anniversary last week at their home in Pittsfield, where they have resided 21 years. CANAAN CENTRE. Mrs. G. W. Hine is quite sick. A sociable for the benefit of the Sunday School library, will he held at the house of Pratt Tompkins, Friday evening, Jan. 27. A program consisting of a farce, an acting charade and music,, instrumental and vo ­ cal, with other things, . has been arranged, Refreshments will be served, _ It will: he postponed one week if very stormy. A cordial invitation is extended .to all. -It will only cost you the: small sum of 25 cents. , NORTH HILLSDALE. John M. Bartlett and family of Meridenf Conn., are visiting relative in this place, John Quick, who has worked Miss Frank Nichols ’ farm for the past two years, win remain another year. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Smith of Wassaie, N. Y., made C. F. Tyler a short visit last Saturday and Sunday. Meeting in the Baptist church last night; another this evening. Rev. Mr. Renburg, of North Egremont, officiates. Last Saturday and Sunday were the two coldest days that we have had this winter. The thermometer marked 10 degrees below zero, Sunday morning. Dame Rumor says that one of our young farmers intends going west this spring., He starts that way quite often, but after going a short distance his attraction, like the magnetic needle, is in a northernly direction. ' ........... ' GLENCO MILLS. A donation for the benefit of our pastor will be held in the parsonage at West Taghkanic, this evening. Mrs. R. Rockerfeller who has been visit ­ ing her daughter Mrs. R. Ham, of Clav^r- ack, returned home Thursday. A meeting of the W. C. T. union will he held ’ at the house Of Mrs. Chancelor Stickles next Saturday afternoon. We learn that the home of E. Bryant, our genial butcher, was the scene of quite a plesant dinner party, Thursday . Russel Miller, who has been visiting his mother and other relatives in Drydhn, Tompkins county, returned home Wednes ­ day. ' ’ wf It, LEBANON SPRINGS:* *-:ig i& ac-i v> Do not forget the lectiiife dii 'WSShMhiy evening. 1 ' • ;>?!■'? feo ; We have two nice little churches but no pastor for either of thern;. Cohsequenfty no services have been held this year, thus far. - The saloons are running on full, lime, day and night, . Sundays\ included. It is expected that one of them will declare a dividend in favor of the town, this week. . . \ . _ Our roadmaster returned to the super ­ visor unworked highway.labor against two- of our ex-supervisors. It amounted, to- 22 days,. What became of it ?. It is uat ! on the collector ’ s warrant. spencertown : W. Niles ’ family. The friends of Rev. E. H. Roys will give him a douation visit at the parsonage Fri ­ day evening, Jan. 2-7. A very cold night, no fire in the Acade ­ my hall ’ and a cool reception, must ; have made it rather chilly for our.. Chatham, friends who came over to attend the .-ffer bate last Saturday night.- - - ;• - Quite , a number of our young men are on the river gathering ice. • - * ! CANAAN. , The thermometers in this . section regis ­ tered from 16 to 20° below zero, the 22nd inst., and 10° below on the 23d inst. The ice harvest is in full blast here. Alex. Lape had 5 or 6 men cutting ice last week. He furnishes ice to fill several houses in this vicinity; also some at New Concord; ice 14 inches thick. RED ROCK. Samuel Bemis and Wm. J, Powell are improving. There is considerable sickness in this vi ­ cinity. Henry Spencer and wife, and William Almstead and his brother, are among the patients. THE COUNTY JAIL Comes in for Condemnation From Grand Jury. On Thursday afternoon when the grand jury presented their indictments in the Circuit Court they also handed to Judge Edwards the following communication In relation to the condition of the county jail: To the Court of Oyer and Terminer: _ V;1 The undersigned grand jurors at the January term of the Columbia County Oyer and Terminer, in the discharge of their duties, visited the county jail of this county, and their inspection thereof dis ­ closes such a condition of affairs that in the opinion of this grand jury it becomes their duty to present to this court the fact and their recommendation with reference thereto'. - First — We find that said jail ' is so con ­ structed that it necessitates the confine ­ ment n one room of all ages of prisoners and for various crimes, there being in this room hoys under the age of fourteen years with adult persons, and, in our opinion, this condition of affairs is detrimental to morals and contrary to law 1 , Secoiid — In our opinion the capacity of said jail is inadequate and does not fur ­ nish sufficient room for the number con ­ fined and, therefore, is unhealthy. Third — From our examination we be ­ lieve that said jail is insecure, and that ac ­ cess to prisoners from the outside is easy and frequently made use of, resulting in theescapeofprisoners.- Fourth — That there is- no -place in said jail for the detention of -women, who- may be committed for trial or under, sentence. Fifth — That by reason of the lack-q£ ac ­ commodations the sheriff is unable-to com ­ ply with the provisions of section-4 of chapter 428 of the laws of ; 1877, that re ­ quires that children under the age of four ­ teen years shall he confined , separately from adults charged or convicted of crime. In view of the foregoing, we recom ­ mend that such action be taken by the proper authorities as shall remedy the de ­ fects complained of, . • Judge Edwards promptly instructed District Attorney Gardenier to bring the matter to the attention of the board of su ­ pervisors as soon as practicable. in ■. v ; : ' sis 4- - 4;.': v 4>- - ....... -A painter remarked the other day: “ No- . ........... ^ __ ___ _ _ soap that I ever used will remove paint or oil so .thoroughly as Tulip. . ? / 111

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