THE SENECA OOUNTy JOTIRNAX. ^OIDNESDAY, JANTIABY 6,1892. 5ei?e<;a ^o.Jourpal SENECA FALLS, N. Y. Largest Circulation in Town or County. N. B. STEVENS, Editor. I t is now Governor Flower and Sena tor Hill^ ________ . T h e monkeys in C e n tral E a rk Zoo are dying of the grip. C anada had a green Christinas for the first time in fifty years. A ndkew ' C arnegie has donated $30,- 000 for the erection of a public library at Fairfield, Iowa. S eea k e k C kise has h e en dangerously iU of grip for the past week, but is at present said to be on the gain. N ea e l y S,000 employes of the Elgin \Watch Company are about to strike because of a reduction in \wages. I t is stated here on good authority that W a lter Thayer, of Troy, has been appointed warden of Clinton prison. L ast week Tuesday was a gladsome day at Hawarden. Gladstone came 81 years of age and the customary oak was duly chopped down. W ak actually exists on our Texas border from the incursion of Mexican bandits imder a leader Garza. Several U. S. soldiers were killed. G oveenok H usiph e e y of Kansas, appointed ex-Congressman Perkins Lnited States Senator to fill Senator Plumb’s uuexpired term. “ C kanks ” still keep up their “mis sion” of trying to slaughter innoeent and unsuspecting people. ^Ye may well inquire, “What is this world coming N ot only has the McKinley law not “prohibited” foreign trade, as the ca lamity editors prophesied, but imder the McKinley law the foreign trade of the United States is the largest on record. M uch apprehension had been felt for the safety of the great steamship. City of Paris, which was thirty-five hours overdue on Friday morning. She ar rived ^on that clay, with her 540 passengers. G e n . M. C. M eig s , the noted engin eer and Quartermaster-General of the United States military forces during the late war, died at his home in Washing ton, January 2. General Meigs caught a severe cold and pneumonia followed a relapse, which proved fatal. M. P aten otke , the newly accredited French minister, was formally presented to the President by the Secretary of State Thursday. The minister was at tended by his two secretaries and all were in full court dress. The speeches were formal, but friendly in tone. T h e great barrel works of the Standard Oil Company at Constable Hook, N. J ., are burned down and tlie loss is estimated from $1,000,000 up ward. The fire started in the heading room of the barrel works. It spread with great rapidity and nothing could be done to save the works. A t Monterey, Mexico, a couple of Americans keeping a saloon, put up a picture of George Washington as a sign. Whereupon General Keyes, Governor of Nuevo Leon, has ordered the likeness removed, saying Washington was too good and too great to have his picture used as a beer sign. M e . P erkin s of Kansas, who suc ceeds the late Preston B. Plumb as United States Senator, is an able man and a thorough-going Kepublican, wlio believes in a Protective tariff, and is opposed to the Free Silver-coinage proposition. In this respect ho is a decided improvement over Mr. Plumb. —Albany Journal. T he Albany Anjus has been desig nated as the pa^er in Albany to fulfill the duties of a State paper for the year 1892 in the publication of the legal notices of the State department. Sec retary of State Rice, State Treasurer Danforth and Compti-oller AVemple were the committee which made tlie designa tion which was unanimous. The Argus has this designation this year. E m in P a s h a puts in another claim to renown. He has, it is said, discovered tlie ultimate source of the river Nile, thus solving a world-old problem. Ac cording to information which has reached Berlin, Emin Pasha and Dr. Stuhlman, traveling in tlie region be tween lakes \Victoria Tanganyika and Albert Edward, discovered a new river named tlie Kifu. This river flows into the south end of Lake Albert Edward, and is thus the most southerly feeder of the Nile. Further information of Emin's discovery will be awaited with interest. A n attempt is being made to form a new baseball league, with eight clubs. Milwaukee has been asked to become one of the clubs. Mr. AVilliams of the Columbia club is the originator of the scheme. The new association is to com prise Milwaukee, Columbus, Indian apolis, Toledo, Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse and Toronto. The Milwaukee men are favorably impressed with the plan if it can be carried out. They will move carefully, however, as so far Milwaukee has made nothing but glory out of baseball, and not a great deal of that. AV e believe that the time has come for openly expressed con-vietions of the inefllcacy of capital punishment. It seems to ns the grimly grotesque sur vival of that old bloody code when petty theft was expiated by the life of the thief. The sole excuse for capital pun ishment is tliat fear of it may deter from crime. This fear may be very potent, but it does not prevent a man from committing murder while another man in the same jurisdiction is awaiting t meting out by the law of the punis ment of death, as was the case in New Hampshire. Again, in those jurisdic tions where capital punishment is abol ished, in no case can it be said that the percentage of murder has increased for that cause. This alone would justify the removal of death from the list of penalties. —Boston News, A ttoeney -G eneeal - elect Simon AY. Rosendale announced last Thursday these appointments for his department: First deputy attorney-general, Isaac H. Maynard,_of Stamford, Delaware county (reappouited) ; second deputy, John AY. Hogan, of AVatertown, (promoted from the third deputyship); tliird deputy, John D. McMahon, of Rome, assistant to the attorney-general stationed in New Xork city, AA'illiam J. Lardncr (reappointed), clerks,' AVilliam llay Deland, M. H. Quirk, AVilliam M. Thomas, W’alter L. =Childs, John F. Handley (all reappointments). T here was received at the AVhite House January 1 from France the new china ware ordered by Mrs. Harrison fo r use a t dinners in the Executive Mansion. There arc 2o0 pieces in the set, and it is intended that the service shall be used for the first time at tlie Cabinet dinner on January 29. Mrs. H a rrison designed the plates, which are the handsomest ever used at the presi dent’s table. The patterns on the tw o larger sizes are golden ears of tasselled corn on a background of imperial Prus sian blue, which forms the rims of the plates. Encircling the inner edge of the rim and enclosed by a gilt band are forty-four gold stars, while in the cen ter of each plate is the coat of arms of the United States. Photographs were made of the famous war eagle, “Uncle Abe” of AViseonsin, to furnish the pat tern for the national bird, and beneath whose outstretched pinions is tlie motto, “E Pluribus Unum,” in raised letters of blue. Mrs. Harrison had stamped upon the back of each piece of this china in gilt letters “Harrison, 1892.” None of tlie other tableware hitherto used at the Executive Mansion has been thus designated. Tlic Senate. Under the decision of the state hoard of canvassers, which, according to the Court of Appeals, is a purely ministe rial body, the Senate will be made up as follows; I - '- jmocratgocrats Kepublicana 15; Dem 10; *Ee-elcctccl. To Obviate Deepening Canals. II. G. Ketclium, engineer of tlio Chignecto Ship Railway, has submitted to the Ontario Government a scheme by which he says vessels drawing 20 feet or over can be passed through the pres ent Canadian canals, thus obviating tlie expenditure of millions of dollars on canal deepening. Mr. Ketclium proposes to place the vessel upon floats or pon toons by means of hydraulic lifts es tablished at the entrance of the canals. He says tlie pontoons and lifts can bo provided for $500,000 and that these lifts could be used as graving docks. He claims tbo plan has been success ful elsewhere. The Chilian Situation. There are no further warlike develop ments in the Chili.m situation. None is likely to occur. According to the best obtainable information tliere are throe important facts which divest the t like rumors of the last few days of nearly all their significaucc; 1. The basis of negotiations has been transferred absolutely from Santiago to AVashington. 2. The Chilian Government has in dicated through Minister Montt, its representative here, a willingness to submit the question of fact in disxnite to arbitration. 3. The President w ill lay before Con- gi'uss the wliolti ooi’i’ospoiidouco, ftiiil naav possibly- accompany tliat transmit- tal with a recommendation tliat the matter be referred to the arbitration of the Alexican Aliuister in AVasbington, Mr. llomero. ;ompany has ion tlie bl( T h e B lock System. The Now York Central Railroad h decided to put in opera- item. A certain sum will be set aside from this year’s earn ings for the purpose. This expenditure is believed to have changed tlie policy of the company in regard to dividend payments. It was formally decided to adopt the Sykes Absolute Block System, which is now in operation between the Grand Central station and Mott Haven, and equip the entire Ijne of the road from New York to Buffalo with this system 1 soon as possible. Contracts have already been signed for the construction of the Sykes system as far as Poughkeepsie, and contracts for completing the work along the whole line are now being prepared. According to Theodore A’\oorhees the general superintendent of the road, the construction of tin's system from New York to Buffalo will cost between $300,- 000 and $400,000, and the expense of operating it will be about $175,000 a year. It will take about six months to fully complete the work. A Dynamite Explosion. A decided sensation was caused in Dublin Dec. 81, by a rumor that the “Physical Force” party had resumed operations, and tliat their first attempt had been made against Dublin Castle, the official residence of the Earl of Zet land, Viceroy of Ireland. The rumor was soon found to be based on fact, at least so far as the statement that an ex plosion had occurred at the castle was concerned. AVorkmen have been employed lately in making alterations in and about the Castle. One of the places which was being overhauled was the office directly under the room in which the Privy Council holds its meetings, and tliore the explosion occurred. Of course there are no means of de termining how the explosive was pre pared, as everything in the cellar was blown to atoms. It is evident that it was the intention of the author or au thors of the explosion to destroy the Privy Council Chamber. Fortunately lives were lost. T h e State Senate. The Senate has yet to consider the returns and qualifications of its mem bers in accordance with the following provisions of the constitution. its own proceedings, and be the judge of the elections, returns and qualifica tion of its own members; shall choose its \own ofileers; and the Senate shall choose a temporary president, Avhen the lieutenant-governor shall not attend as 'president, or shall act as governor. So, whatever may have been done by the courts in judging returns and elec tions, the Senate itself is the real judge with complete jurisdiction in every ease. The action of the Senate in judging re turns and elections in the past furnishes precedents that should not bo lightly thrown aside or ignored at the behest of partisanship. The Senate is really on trial. Time alone will tell whether it is equal to the trust imposed in it by the people or not. Just and honorable termin? determinations of all the contests expected without reference to the action of a co-ordinate branch of tlie govern ment that has no power to make a final decision in any case .—Democrat and Chronicle. A Bcmai'kalhlc Electing\. A remarkable reunion took place at the Everett House, New York city, Thursday evening. Forty-eight years ago five young men, at that time re siding at Concord, N. II., agreed to meet on the last night of tlie year for an annual siqiper, to bo given by each one in turn according to age and at such place as ho might designate. The com pact by which they were hound together was a very short and slight one. Their principal object was social enjoyment, but they were serious enough ,to agree tliat they would not use intoxicating liquors as a beverage or engage in games of chance. They promised to attend each other’s weddings and funer als. They wore all, in time, married, and pursued their difl'erent business callings in difl'erent parts of the country. But the annual moeliug was never omitted, and New Year’s eve they cele brated their forty-eighth annual festival. All were present and in good liealtb. There is only live years difference in their ages, the youngest being sixty- seven and the oldest seventy-two. They are inclined to believe that such a record is unmatched in club history, where the original members have all survived so many years. There has been but a single death in any of their immediate families in all that time. The gentle men composing this “Mystic Five” are tlie Hon. J . C. A. Hill and George A. Blanchard, of Conco'rd, N. H . ; the Hon. Charles A. Tufts, of Dover, N. H . ; Joseph S. Abbott, of \Washington and Ur. AVilliam AY. Ilurtl, of Now York city .—Elmira Telegram. Bx-Oovcritoi’ H ill Not a Democrat. AYe have heen slow to condemn the course of cx-Goveraorllilliu this State. AVe are reluctant to “ speak evil of dig nitaries,” to even seem to join in that general chorus of partizan condemna tion of the “other side” which is the banc of American politics and the dis grace of American Journalism. But it seems to be clear, beyond all doubts wliicli eliarity can devise, that Governor Hill is not a Democrat. A democrat is one who believes in the rule of Demos, who desires to give effect always to the judgment of the people. He desires to do this whetJier that judgment coin cides with his own or not, whether it makes for or mars his personal aims and ambitions. Governor Hill, since the close of the last election, has been studiously eii- cloavorlng, not to give effect to tho will of the iJcople as it was expressed by le gal and ooiistitutioiial motliods at tlio ballot-box, but to give elTect tUrougb legal forms to his own will. He is a bureaucrat, not a democrat. AAliea the appeal to the courts was taken, we ad vised our readers to await patiently the decision of the courts, the tribunal which tho people had constituted for the decision of such questions. But Gov ernor Hill has as studiously contrived how he might set a t naught tho decision of the courts as how he might override the will of the people. He has consti tuted Special Terms of the court, call ing judges from distant parts of the State to secure such decisions as he de sired. He and his appointees and co- laborers have refused to obey the de cisions of the courtsi as far as they could do so with personal safety. lie and they have delayed complying with such decisions until another court could be found to interpose a sti lie and they have refuse to permit the: courts to determine what are tlie returns which the State Board of Canvassers should count and on wliich the election should be deter mined. And in one flagrant case he lias strelclied his executive power to its utmost bounds, if not beyond it, to give instant pardon to au official sentenced by the court to fine and imprisonment for contempt in disregarding and diso beying the court’s decree. Executive officials have been impeached for less reasons than Governor Hill has given by his course for impeachment. All men, irrespective of party, who believe in democracy, should make common cause against him .— Christian U7iion. stay of proceedings, re refused and still Dem ocrat Contestants. The decisions of tlie Court of Appeals and tlie summary and partisan action of the State Board of Canvassers have in spired defeated Democrats with the hope that, after all, they may obtain the prizes which they had given up for lost. If Osborne and Nichols can be seated, they reason that they can be seated, too. Accordingly contests have been prepared against Republicans in the following districts: The sixteenth, in which ex-Senator < >Mike” Collins asksi for the seat awarded to J. H. Derby, whose majority was In the eighteenth, where Edward H. Hoyt, who was beaten by 370 votes by Senator Harvey J. Donaldson, asks to be seated. In the thirteenth, where C. Fred Lament wants the seat given to Senator AYilliam P. Richardson on the strength of his 530 majority. In the twenty-seventh, where Charles E. AYalker was beaten by 1,670 votes cast for Franklin D. Sherwood, who has been declared ineligible. John A. Bernhard, the defeated Demo- eratio candidate in the second Assembly district of Monroe county, will contest the seat of Dr. E. H. Curran, who was elected by a majority of 1,240, ou the ground that Dr. Curran is a park com missioner and ineligible. It is said that Mr. Bernhard is also disqualified. In the first district of Dutchess county it is probable that James H. Russell Will demand the seat which has been awarded to Obed AA’heeler, Republican. The certificate has been given to Mr. Wlieeler, but, according to the fraudu- lent Mylod return under Avliicli Osborne was given the senatorial certificate, Mr. Russell was elected. Should all these contests be decided in favor of the Democrats the Senate will stand EepublicJins 12, Democrats 22 ; and the Assembly, Republicans 59, Democrats 69. This would give the Democrats a three-fifths majority, neces sary for the passage of appropriation bills, in the Senate but not in the As sembly .— Albany Journal. Foreign Notes. Letters from China received by steamer Oceanica show that the foreign missionaries along the Yang Tse river are in extreme peril. Chinese soldiers and common people at the open ports, the former especially, are very agrees- sive toward foreigners, particularly at and above Hankow. At Ichang all residents, except the customs staff, are living in boats. Outward tranquility at the ports is only secured by the presence of foreign men-of-war. There can he little question that it will be necessary to make open display of in tention to use force, which will overawe the turbulent soldiery, in order to re store security to foreigners, in the in terior which followed the last war. A Tionsin letter of November 24th, says the Canadian Presbyterian mission has met with a second reverse in Honan, in a disturbance which occurred at Ilsinchten, a new place in which they had rented property and occupied a .short time ago. The premises Avere attacked by a crowd of beggars, armed with knives and sticks, some of whom had cut their heads and faces until they Avere smeared Avith blood and presented a ghastly appearance, and after break ing doAvn the doors menaced the mis sionaries and brandished their Aveapons. W a shiiigtou Tetter. [FE03I OUR REGUbAR CORRESPONDENT.] The President’s official N gav Ye.ar re gion Avas one of the most brilliant largely attended ever held, the new u-ated AVhite House adding_ to the brightness Avhich pervaded no little pervade thing. Tliese receptions alAvays attract a large croAvd, aside from those Avho take part in them, for at no other place c.an so many celebrities be seen a t one lime. The reception began at 11 o’clock, the carriages going in at the East and out at tlie AA’^est gate, and passing tlirougli a lane of closely packed specta- tors, extending nearly a square from each gate. First came Vice-President Morton and the Cabinet, headed by Sec retary Bl.alne; then the Diplomatic Corps, all of the foreign ministers and attaches wearing the uniforms of their rank and their breasts covered Avith decorations bestOAved upon tliem by their oAvn or other governments. The Su- iine Court and other United States )urt Judges came next, followed by Senators and Reiircsentatives in Con gress, ex-ministers and ex-members of the Cabinet. Then came the brilliantly uniformed officers of the Army, Navy aud Marine corps, iolloAvect by officials only a graflo or two below members of tho Cabinet. GN'ext cazne the grizzled faces of tho Associated A'etcraiis of tho Mexican AA’\ar closely folloAved by tlie A rm y o i, and lh( elation of the District of Columbia. The rest of the time until 2 o’clock Avas taken up by plain everyday citizens, Avho Avished to extend the courtesies of the day to our chief magistrate. ATcc-President Morton left as soon as he had been received by the President for his OAvn residence, Avhere a recep tion began at 12 o’clock that Avas as near a duplicate of the one at the AVhite House as the attendance of all the same people could make it. In spite of all stories to the contrary, Gen. Nelson A. Miles says, and he cer tainly knows, that he did not come to AA’ashington under official orders, and Grand Army of the Eeiiuhlie, the Loyal Legion, and the Oldest Inhabitants Asso- rriage of Sliorman, a cousin of his wife, which brought him and Mrs. Miles here. Some extra enterprising purveyors of sensational ncAVS had assigned Gen. Miles to the command of an army that Avas being made ready to invade Chili. Gen. Horace Porter, the popular New the Avedding of Miss Rachel Sherman, is one of those Avho do not hesitate to speak in faA’or of a foreign war. He York orator, Avho came said: “I scarcely look for a war with Chili, although I think a little brush with an outsider Avould be a good thing for tlie United States. Patriotism be comes stagnant by too long an epoch of peace. I rather regret that Ave did not administer a thrashing to Italy.\ The schedule of the articles embraced in the reciprocity treaty with Great Britain for the British AYest Indies Avas made public this week and it is regarded Avith mingled praise and wonder. Praise because of the benefits certain to accrue therefrom to our farmers and manufac turers, and Avonder that England should have been persuaded to give us so much of the trade that she has practically monopolized for many years. One of the Commissioners, on the part of the colonies, who negotiated the treaty, said that England never did anything more imAvillingly than authorizing the nego- tiation of this treaty, but it was recog nized that the American market was absolutely necessary to the colonies, and that it Avould be closed to them unless satisfactory concessions \were made. Secretary Elkins took formal charge of the AYar department yesterday, and Highest of all in Leavening Power.— U . S. Gov’t Report, Aug. 17, 1889. A B S O L U T E IV PU R E his office Avas crowded all day Avith friends who called to tender their con gratulations. The Democratic members of the House are beginning to realize that they have been, indulging in some ■wild talk about making wholesale reductions in the annual appropriations, and they are already hedging on that subject. It is an easy matter for anybody to criticise the total amount appropriated by the last Congress and to call it extravagance, but up to\ this time none of them have been able to point out one single in stance in which money was appro, priated where it Avas not needed or where one dollar was appropriated for which the Government will not get one hundred cents in value. And if the Democratic House in its anxiety to make a shoAving of economy shall dare to attempt to cripple any branch of the Government service by Avitbholding necessary appropriations, its party will pay dearly for the niggardly policy. The people of this country do not object to liberal appropriations so long as they knoAV that they are receiving full value for the money spent. Reciprocity treaties Avith Gautamala and Salvador have been signed by Sec retary Blaine. Ovid Center. Mrs. Urania Huff has been much better for several days. The party at the hall here last Thurs day evening was a very large one; eighty-five couples were present. Don Travis furnished the music. Many of our people are getting better of the grip, and others are coming dOAvn Avithit. Your correspondent has had tAvo Aveeks, and he thinks he Knows Avhat the old “Rack and AVheel” means better than any other man in this sec tion. AVhen you combine rheumatism, headache, backache and grip, you have a pretty powerful machine, if it is double geared and a strong crank to tAvist it Avith. R o m u lus. Mrs. Mary Van Horn died Monday night, December 28, of nervous prostra tion, aggravated by the grip, aged 74 years. She leaves one sister, Mrs. Peter Van L cav , of Ovid Centre, and tAVO sons and tAvo daughters, AA’ilHam, Alton,Mrs. J. AY. Snook and Mrs. Chas. P. Yan Duyn of Genova. T h e funeral services occurred on AVednesday, at her late residence, Rev. J . AY. Jacks officiating. Mrs. Eilura Sage died at her late residence on Friday night at the ad vanced age of 92 years. She leaves one son, Joseph E. Sage of Penn Yan, and one daughter, Olive, of this place. The funeral occurred at the Presbyterian cluu'ch, Rev. Mr. Jacks officiating. U n d e rtaker J . AV Snook had charge of the burial services. John M. Mooney is very low, and at present appearances will not be any better, from kidney trouble and blood poison. He has been in feeble health for a long time but no one thought he Avould be taken down so soon. Mrs. Mooney is also doA\m Avith the grip Avhicli leaves them in a critical con dition, as’[help is difficult to obtain. Johnson Updyke and Avife are both sick, the former with the grip, and the latter has generally feeble health. Mrs. J . H. Snook is still conlined to her room but there are hopes of im provement. 3Vlrs. IVI- R. Rrown suffered very muck last week, butaeoimcil of doetoi's made a cnange of medicine ArvUich. produced a slight r e lief. Kecent arrivals in tOAvn are, John B. Coryell and Jam e s McDonals of Clyde, spending the holidays witli their parents; Norm.an Sherman of AYest Rush, at J. N. AYykoiTs; Stephen Monroe of Seneca Falls, at J. Monroe’s; Geo. J. Ditzell and family of AYaterloo, at G. N. AVykofl’s. Mr. and Mrs. David E. Gray are visiting at Groveland. The Aveather report for the Aveek end ing Saturday, January 2, is: Highest temperature 49 degrees; lowest, 13.5 degrees; mean, 30.3 degrees; rainfall and melted snow, .31 inches. Keu«1aia. La grippe has lessened its hold upon the people of this community, and we Lope it has made its departure. It is somewhat similar to a tramp, an un welcome visitor. Hon. A. J . Bartlett left for Elmira Monday on some important business, but none of us will be surprised to see it chronicled in the press that he made ex-Lieut.-Gov. Jones a visit, and no doubt the conversation will be, “AVbat I might have heen if you (Jones) had been elected governor.” Josh Billings has correctly stated that there are only two things sure to come: Death and taxes, and you have the op portunity of meeting the latter at the store January 12. Mrs. James Garrison has returned from Athens, where she has been visit ing her son. Prof. Jas. E. Mackeye spent the holi days with his parents near Canandaigua. After a close of nearly two weeks, school commenced Monday, with re newed vigor. The young people of this vicinity gave a social hop last Friday evening, we believe in honor of Chas. C, Garri- E. S. Bartlett and wife spent New Year’s with relatives in Sodus. The Seneca County News-Letter printed a good photo of our Member of Assembly, Hon. AY. H. Kinne, and we agree with the subject of illustration that Mr. Kinne is one of our foremost citizens and business men, upright in all his dealings, and will make a good legislator. AYe are sorry to say that he is a Democrat, we like to see such men belong to the Republican party. H. j . Covert is now sexton of the Baptist church in place of E. Benjamin, whose term has expired. Fred Smith, Charles C. Garrison and Rllis Benjamin attended the New Year's party at Scott’s Corners. Amos Crane and family visited rela- lives in Geneva N cav Year’s. Jas. AV. Gibson and wife of AYaterloo spent N bav Year’s with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robt, Gibson. Miss May Belle Smith led the Y. P.« S. C. E. meeting Sunday evening. Chas. C. Garrison starts for Bay City, Mieh., Thursday, to accept a lucrative position. In his departure Kendaia loses one of its brightest young men; he Avas endeared to all, as he belonged to various societies in ibis vicinity, being a member of the Cornet band and an accomplished musician, and a member of the Y. P. S. C. E. So useful and sterling a young man Kendaia can ill afford to lose, but he goes from us with the Avish of all that he will have a bright and prosperous future in the vocation he has chosen. filagrees Corners. The New Year supper Avas a great success. Officers Avere elected at the Baptist Sunday school last Sabbath as folloAVS : Mr. J . AY. Youry, sujierintendent; Mr. D. GoodAvin, secretary and treasurer; Miss Fannie Payne, librarian. The Aveek of prayer is being observed at the Baptist church. Miss Edith Bennett visited at Union Springs last Aveek. Miss Lottie Knapp of Rose Valley, visited Miss Anderson last week. Most of our students r e turned to tlieir respective schools this Aveek. New YorU IMctors in Seneca THE SICK TO RECEIVE SERVICES EREE. The doctors of the NeAV York Medical and Surgical Institute, consisting of several eminent American physicians, will be in their offices at the Stanton House, Seneca Falls, AA’’eduesday, Jan- All who visit the doctors during their stay will receive services for three months free of charge, Avith only a small fee in certain cases for medicine. They w ill visit Seneca F a lls every five -\^eeks and the only favor desirod is* a recom mendation from tliose cured. These em im e n t physicians treat every variety of disease, bu t Avill in no instance ac cept an incurabie case to cure. If your malady is beyond all hope they Avill frankly tell you, also caution y ou against spending more money f o r unnecessary treatm e n t. It costs nothing Avliatever to intervicAV tliese em inent siiecialists, therefore the most humble in circum stances can have the satisfaction of knoAving Avhether their ease is curable or incurable. Dr. Justin fired a larger charge of nitro-glycerine than ever before at Per- ryville last Aveek. Thirty-four pounds of the explosive Avere placed iu a nine- inch shell, Avhich was forced through eighteen feet of clay and continued on for half a mile. It went through stone Avail three feet thick. Rev. AYilliam H. Ballagh of Lyons, died suddenly of heart disease, at the residence of the Rev. Mr. Connell in East Palmyra, Saturday evening, about 8 o’clock. Mr. Ballagh left Lyoi 6 :50 o’clock in the evening for East ralffijra) ¥liere lie iras to vcoiipy the Fi-esbyterian pulpit. For the past month he had heen suffering from the grip, and that together with heart trouble caused his death. His first pastorate Avas at Asbury Park, N. J., aud later he had charge of the churches of his denomination at Knox, Albany county, and Lodi, Seneca county, respectively. Four years ago he retired from active service on account of ill health and Avent to Lyons, Avhere he has since re sided AVith his two sons. On many oc casions he has occupied the pulpits of the different Presbyterian churches throughout the county, and has a repu tation as an earnest, interesting and fluent speaker. His age was 54 years. nil', llo w c l i s ’ New W ork. The announcement that Mr. Howells will leave Harper'x Magazine, to take charge of The Cosmopolitan, on March 1st, calls attention to the process of building up the staff of a great maga zine. Probably in no monthly has the evolution been so distinctly under the eyes of the public as in tlie case of the Cosmopolitan. The first step after its editorial control was assumed by Mr. John Brisben AYalker, was to add to it Edward Everett Hale, Avho took charge of a department called “ Social Pro blems,” subjects concerning which the greatest number of people are thinking to-day. Mr. Hale, who is a student, a thorough American and a man of broad sympathies, has filled this positiou in a way to attract the attention not only of this country, but of leading European journals. Some months later a depart ment was establiseed called “ The Ke lt was establiseed call view of Currenturrent Events.”vents.” sted acceptpted C E Murat Ha e the charge of this depar t with the distinct understanding his monthly review should be phil- )sophical and not partisan. The next itep in the history of the Cosmopolitan, has been recognized as one of the two or three ablest critics in the United States. Finally came the acceptance of the editorship co-jointly with Mr. AYalker, by Mr. AYm. Dean Howells. Mr. How ells, Avho is recognized universally as the forem o st A m e rican of letters, upon the expiration of his contract with Har per Brothers, on the first of March will take in hand the destinies of a maga zine which promises to exercise a share of influence Avith the reading classes of the United States. His entire services will be given to the Cosmopolitan, and everything he writes will appear in that magazine during the continuance of his editorship First-class place on Johnson street fer sale o r rent. Ihquure of N. B. Sterens. N U N N O L D B R O S . Great Mark Dawn Sale! Clotfiing and Funjlsfting Goods. NOW I S THE TIME TO B U Y YOUR WINTER CLOTEINO JAND FUR NISH ING GOODS. Nunnold Bros, have decided to p u t the K N IFE in all WINTER CLOTHING. Come early ajid avoid the crowds at the GREAT M A R K DOWN SALE OF N U N N O L D B R O S ., S T A R C L O T H IN G H O U S E Seneca Falls, N. Y. 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