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SERGT. HENRY C. HAWKINS SERGT. HENRY C. HAWKINS 100 Years Ago, SATURDAY, AUGUST 17, 1918

THE WEEK IN WALTON

What We Are Talking About at the County Hub

PREPARING FOR FOURTH LOAN

Rev. Wyckoff Resigns - Child Eats Strychnine Pills - Knocked From Chair by Lightning.

Ethel, the two-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Gregory, upset a pan of hot jelly upon herself one day this week, painfully burning her face, arm and leg.

The Board of Education of the Walton High School organized for the year at a meeting Tuesday evening, by the re-election of Dr. W. B. Morrow as chairman. Mrs. P. M. Hanford is the only new member of the board.

There was a small fire last Friday in one of the tenant houses at Beerston owned by the Beerston Acetate Company. The blaze started from some kerosene which had been spilled on the floor and became ignited.


EDWARD M. LYONS EDWARD M. LYONS The annual Christian Endeavor Convention for Delaware County will be held in the First Baptist Church of Walton on Thursday and Friday of next week, August 22 and 23. Delegates from all the young people’s societies in the county are asked to be present.

When the assault case against Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Davis, their son Charles and daughter Hattie Sprague, came up for trial before Justice R. L. Shaw Tuesday, the charge against Mrs. Davis was withdrawn, while the three other defendants plead guilty and were released on suspended sentences. The four were arrested last week on complaint of Henry Tripp.

At the morning service in the Congregational church Sunday, Rev. C. S. Wyckoff read his resignation as pastor of the church. Mr. Wyckoff returned the first of August from Camp Upton where he was engaged for three months in war camp work as an acting chaplain. He expects to go to France in the fall. Action on his resignation will be taken next Sunday.

Mrs. Ray M. Guild has been appointed secretary of the Walton Liberty Loan Committee and under her direction the canvas cards are being prepared for the fourth loan, which opens September 28, and closes October 1. Cards will be prepared for every resident of the village and arranged by streets to facilitate the canvass. The loan will be for six billion dollars at 4 ¼ per cent.

An honor roll containing 208 names has been placed in front of the Retz-Lincoln Store by J. W. St. John and E. W. Pond. The public spirit shown by this action is to be appreciated as it affords all who wish an opportunity to see what Walton has done at the country’s call. Of the 208 on the roll, two have died while in service and eight have been granted honorable discharges. Other names will be added as the men are called into service. The work on the roll was done by E. S. St. John.

Grace, the three-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Payne, got hold of some strychnine pills Thursday morning and ate them. Only by prompt action was her life saved. Mrs. Payne had been cleaning house and in some way the little girl found the pills and ate them unnoticed. She went into convulsions and was taken across the street to the office of Dr. Gould, where first aid remedies were used by Dr. Gould, assisted by Dr. Gladstone and Dr. Smith. By the use of the stomach pump most of the poison was removed from the child’s stomach before it had gotten into her system, and her life was saved.

Gibson Sanderson of Walton was knocked unconscious by a bolt of lightning at the home of Fred Loker, Fish Hollow, during the thunder storm, about 4 o’clock, Wednesday afternoon. Mr. Sanderson was sitting on the porch of the Loker home, with his chair tipped back against a post, when a bolt of lightning struck the top of the post. Mr. Sanderson was thrown from the veranda and when found lay unconscious on the ground. He was carried into the house and had regained consciousness by the time Dr. W. R. Gladstone, who was summoned, reached the place. The post was splintered by the lightning and that Mr. Sanderson was not instantly killed seems almost a miracle.

A. J. Courtney, county food administrator, states that for households there is no longer any restriction on the amount of beef which may be consumed, but the general policy of conservation of all meat should be continued. The restriction on the sale of beef in public eating places has been lifted and beefless days and meals have been abolished. The lighter weight cuts of beef, however, should be used exclusively, as there is at present a surplus of such light cuts. In regarding to the two pounds per month limit on sugar, when reduced to a daily ration, this approximates one ounce or six level teaspoonfuls. One pound of sugar contains about 96 level teaspoonfuls. A number of complaints regarding violations of the sugar order have been made to Mr. Courtney. These have been turned over to a federal inspector and it is apt to go hard with those who are found to have willfully violated the regulations or sought to evade them by subterfuge.

SIXTEEN DOCTORS VOLUNTEER

Seven Will Be Selected For Service in the Army.

In response to the call of the government for seven physicians from Delaware county to enlist in the Medical Reserve Corps for service with the army, sixteen doctors have volunteered.

The men who have offered their services are as follows: W. R. Gladstone, E. Ray Gladstone, W. G. Smith, Walton. C. E. Wakeman, Andes; Robert Brittain, E. A. Holmes, Downsville; H. J. Goodrich, W. Ormiston, Delhi. E. L. Craig, Davenport; R. A. Mead, Masonville; F. S. Young, Sidney; M. D. McNaught, Hamden; L. C. Warren, Franklin; H. J. Acheson, Hancock; N. B. Whitcomb, Bovina Center. It is understood that all of these men will not be taken at the present but that seven will be selected from the list, the preference being given to the younger men. Care will also be taken to take men from fields where they are the least needed. Most of the other physicians in the county have enrolled in the Volunteer Medical Corps, by which they have agreed to go where the government sends them for service in civil work.

BIDS FOR COUNTY HOSPITAL

Supervisors’ Committee Will Open Same at Delhi September 12.

The supervisors’ committee having charge of the county tuberculosis hospital matter met in Walton Monday and completed arrangements for advertising the construction.

In another column will be found the legal notice for bids which will be received by the chairman of the committee, H. L. Eckert, of Bloomville, until noon, September 12, and will be publicly opened by the committee at Delhi at 2 p.m. on that date.

Reported Missing in Action

Mrs. Clark Beers of Beerston has received word that her brother, Sergeant Henry C. Hawkins of Co. L., 109th Infantry has been reported missing in action since July 15. Sergeant Hawkins is a former well-known O. & W. conductor on the Scranton Branch and was a member of the Pennsylvania National Guard, which was trained at Camp Hancock, Georgia. He is 28 years of age and a native of Walton. The family later lived at Downsville, and in recent years his home has been in Scranton. A brother, Robert Hawkins, is a private in the same company and another brother, Norman Hawkins, is in France with the 105th Infantry of the New York Division. It is hoped that Sergeant Hawkins has only been injured and may be located later in a hospital. There is also a possibility that he is a prisoner.

ANTHRAX CASES IN WALTON

Dread Cattle Disease Has

Killed Four Cows.

Anthrax, the deadly cattle disease, has caused the death of four cows in the town of Walton during the past week.

Last Wednesday, a cow owned by Bert Budine of Pines Brook died. Dr. D. W. Clark sent a sample of blood to Cornell University and has since received word that anthrax was the cause of the animals’ death. E. M. Lathan, who occupies the Jackson farm, Frear Hollow, lost three cows this week from the disease. Dr. D. W. Clark, the Walton veterinarian, furnishes the following information relative to the disease.

Anthrax is an acute infectious disease of domestic animals. It occurs in this locality chiefly among cattle on pasture during the months of July and August. Swampy pastures and low water seem to be large factors in causing the growth of the organism producing the disease. The disease is transmitted by running water, winds, infected carcasses, excrements of diseased animals, food, shipping of infected hides, carnivorous animals, such as dogs, eating carcasses, etc., also by flies and birds.

The milk of affected animals does not transmit the disease unless during the last hours of life. Milk secretion practically ceases early in the disease. Nearly all animals are susceptible to the disease, including the human species.

The symptoms are very characteristic. The affected animals usually trail behind the others or are found alone in the pasture. The appearance is that of a general depression. When driven, they stagger and sway. The body temperature is very high, usually form 106 to 108 degrees F. Bloody foam oozes from the nose and mouth. The respiration is labored, a snoring sound being produced on inspiration. In any region of the body a rapidly growing swelling frequently develops. Anthrax in cattle can only be diagnosed from hemorrhagic septicemia by a bacteriological examination.

No specific treatment for anthrax has ever been found. Energetic resistance of some animals often overcomes the less virulent cases and the animals recover.

Prevention by vaccination and good sanitation are the proper measures in affected sections.

Walton Boy Wounded in Action

Edward M. Lyons, formerly of Walton, and a son of Mrs. A. M. Voohries of Rock Rift, who enlisted in the Canadian R. C. D., and who has been overseas for some time, is now in a hospital at Orpington, Kent, England. He enlisted in Hamilton, Ontario, in the early part of April, 1917, and went to France in May, 1918. His wounds were received at Chateau Thierry, and are of such a nature that he will be confined to the hospital for some time. His address is Private Edward M. Lyons, 2509256, Canadian General Ontario Hospital, Canadian R. C. D. Orpington, Kent, England.

539 MEN NOW OVERSEAS

Additional Names of Delaware Boys in France.

The Reporter published in its
issues of July 20 and July 27, a
summary containing the names
of 476 Delaware county boys in
France. The following list of 63
names are additional men now
overseas, making a total of 539:
Arrondale, Joseph, Sidney.
Brizee, Lorenzo, Arkville.
Bruce, William P., Walton.
Bartholomew, Carl S., DeLancey.
Bush, Warren, Hale Eddy.
Baker, Orville, New Kingston
Buck, Charles T., Harpersfield.
Cetta, Joseph, Walton.
Conklin, Fred, Deposit.
Currie, Grover, Delhi.
Cole, Clair R., Deposit.
Cooper, Earl, Sidney.
Cronk, Hervey, Grand Gorge.
Davis, Ernest D., New Kingston.
Darrin, George, Sidney Center.
DeGeorge, Salvadore, Delhi.
Dickson, Donald, Andes.
Elmore, Augustus, Walton.
Elderkin, Leoanrd, Franklin.
Frank, Martin L., Bloomville.
Faul, Henry, Fishs Eddy.
Fox, Edward, Davenport Center.
Foote, Fred B, Hobart.
Frayer, Miles P. Bloomville.
Gill, Irving, Andes.
Ganoung, Fred, Walton.
Hoagland, Chris, Hancock.
Hilts, Clyde, Stamford.
Husted, Eric, Hancock.
Hunter, George L., Downsville.
Hull, Hanford, Halcottville.
Kosier, Antonio, Bloomville.
Kellogg, Clark M., Franklin.
Leah, Benjamin C., Sidney.
Lynch, Carl, Stamford.
Medlar, Ralph, Goulds.
McClure, Charles, DeLancey.
McLachlan, Alford, Walton.
More, Raymond, Hobart.
MacDonald, Wilford, Sidney.
Meehan, William, Delhi.
Myers, Eugene, Margaretville.
Nagel, George, Hamden.
Newkirk, Harold, Hamden.
Nichols, Ward, Harpersfield.
Oles, John R., Walton
Oles, Wilbur S., Delhi.
Ogden, Lieut. Merton, Leonta.
Pellett, Phillip, H., Deposit.
Pendelbury, LeVant, Sidney.
Palmatier, Jesse, Hale Eddy.
Riverburg, Theodore L., Rock Rift.
Ruff, Fred W., Andes.
Rose, Durward F., Walton.
Rothensies, Walter, Walton.
Rose, George Leland, Sidney.

Stocker, Arthur, Hancock.
Sulger, Wm. A., Walton
Smith, Edward, Franklin.
Schuman, William, Grand Gorge.
Smith, Harold R., Walton.
Schmedes, Edward, Walton.
Staples, James, Long Eddy.
Shields, Sherman, Downsville.

SCALDED TO DEATH IN CAB OF ENGINE

Water Bar in Firebox of Troop Train Engine Burst

ENGINEER KINCH INJURED

Former Walton Boy Suffering from Severe Scalds - Train Ran Wild Over a Mile.

J. H. Baker of Carbondale, Pa., an O & W. brakeman, was fatally scalded Sunday night, when a water bar burst in the firebox of engine 307 on a south bound troop train near Keery’s switch, between Cadosia and Apex. Engineer Guy Harold Kinch of Carbondale, son of Mrs. Anson Kinch of Walton, sustained serious scalds, but while suffering great pain, is not believed to be in danger.

The train was composed of thirteen Pullmans, carrying soldiers from a training camp in the middle west to a port of embarkation. The train left Walton at 9:12 o’clock Sunday night in charge of Conductor Paddy Kerins and Engineer G. H. Kinch, both of Carbondale. The train was near Keery’s switch, when a water bar burst in the firebox. The scalding steam and boiling water instantly burst from the firebox into the cab, blinding and scalding the engine crew before they had a chance to move. Brakeman Baker was thrown back on the tank of the engine by the boiling blast from the firebox. He was terribly scalded about the face and body, and died in the Carbondale hospital soon after reaching there two hours after the accident.

Engineer Kinch escaped through the cloud of steam to the rear of the tender. Despite the agony he was suffering he tried to gain entrance to the first coach in order to apply the conductor’s emergency brake, but the coach door was locked.

Faster and faster the train sped onward after the accident until Conductor Kerins in the caboose became alarmed by the speed. Knowing that Engineer Kinch was a careful driver and realizing that he would never go at that speed downgrade, Conductor Kerins opened the emergency valve and applied the airbrakes. The speed of the train and the momentum from the heavy load carried it to the chemical switch, over a mile below Keery’s switch, before the train came to a stop.

The men in the caboose hastened forward and when they arrived at the engine they found Baker and Kinch about, though suffering terribly from their burns and the shock of the accident. They were given first aid treatment by an army doctor on the train and then rushed to the Cardondale hospital on a special train, but Trainman Baker died soon after reaching there. He was 19 years of age and was making his second trip as brakeman on the O. & W. having formerly worked as a fireman on the D. & H. Charles Joy of Norwich, the fireman, who was also in the cab, jumped from the engine when the explosion occurred and rolled down the bank. He received several broken bones.

Engineer Kinch’s brother, Lamont Kinch, of Walton, returned Thursday from a visit with his brother. He found him suffering from serious scalds about the arm, body and leg, but he is not thought to be in any danger.

A northbound coal train had taken Keery’s switch just a few minutes before the troop train rushed past on its wild career with no one at the throttle. The difference of a few minutes was all that stood between the trainload of soldiers and injury and death in a head-on collision.

250 TONS HAY BURN WITH HAMDEN BARN

Fire Destroys Large Building Owned by David Oliver

SPONTANEOUS COMBUSTION

Flames Burst out in Hay Mow and Only Hard Work

Saved Nearby Houses -

$7,000 Insurance.

Fire on Saturday morning destroyed the large barn of David Oliver at Hamden together with about 250 tons of hay.

The fire was caused by spontaneous combustion in the hay. An odor as of something burning had been noticed for a day or two before in the vicinity of the barn, but nothing had been thought of the matter. Saturday morning about 7:30 o’clock, when Andrew Auld, who is employed by Mr. Oliver, went to the barn, he noticed smoke, and at once called Mr. Oliver.

A large crowd of men and women quickly gathered, and most of the farm implements in the building were removed before the dense smoke drove the people out of the barn. The barn was one of the largest in the town of Hamden, consisting of two stories and a basement. The main building was 54 by 40 feet in dimension, with a large wing on the western side. The fire started on the second floor, and about half an hour after the fire was first discovered the immense mows of hay there burst into flame.

Help had been summoned from Walton and Delhi and a force of men with hose and chemicals was sent from each department. The Hamden department did excellent work, and had a good force of water, but there was nothing that could be done to save the building, and within less than an hour the building had fallen in. For a time it looked as if nearby buildings would be burned, and small fires were started on several houses by flying embers.

The structure contained all of this season's hay crop and two large stacks of last year's crop were piled near the building, one in front and the other at the rear. The immenses stacks of hay continued to burn for several days.

Three horses and a bull in the barn were moved to safety. A corn cutter, a pair of bobs and a few other farm implements were destroyed, but very near everything else was removed before the flames broke out.

The barn was built over forty years ago by the late George W. Youmans of Delhi, and for a time was used in connection with the Cottage Hotel property. It was built of pine, and at the present prices of materials and labor it would cost $7,000 to $8,000, it is estimated, to replace the structure as it stood. The hay destroyed was valued between $4,000 and $5,000.

There was an insurance of about $7,000 on the barn and its contents. Mr. Oliver expects to rebuilt at once, but owing to the scarcity of labor, the work will be somewhat delayed.

ANOTHER CALL FOR MEN

Eleven From Each District to go to Camp Gordon, Georgia.

Each of the two local boards in Delaware county have received instructions that it will be called on to furnish eleven men to go to Camp Gordon, Atlanta, Georgia, during the five-day period beginning August 26. The men selected to go from the Walton district are as follows:

Bell, Charles C., Treadwell.

Cook, Howard E., Franklin.

DeForest, Ray, Unadilla.

Freigburger, Lynn J., Sidney.

Gifford, Leon E., Deposit.

Hulbert, Harrison T., Hamden.

Pulver, Walter J., Franklin

Runk Raymond R., Deposit.

Shaver, Edward J. Stamford. Seeley, June, Sidney. Silvernail, Henry, Herkimer.

Alternates. Cable, Herman, G., Walton. Guild, Marshall T., Walton. Lyon, Charles J., Stamford.

FIRE PROTECTION IS INADEQUATE

Underwriters’ Engineer Reports Danger of Disastrous Fire

TWO REMEDIES POSSIBLE

Unless Something is Done Insurance Rates Will Be Increased - To Submit Proposition.

Recently an engineer of the Underwriters Association of the state of New York made an inspection of the condition of the water supply of the village of Walton for fire purposes.

Upon his findings a committee of the Chamber of Commerce, composed of C. B. Lincoln, Samuel H. Fancher, Jr., Joseph Gannon, Fred Haverly and H. J. Wood submitted the report given below.

The engineer found the water supply totally inadequate for fire protection and the insurance companies will raise their rates unless something is done to remedy the condition. The committee of the Chamber of Commerce has recommended to the village board that a proposition be submitted at a special election to secure an additional supply of water from a new source, possibly Borden’s pond, and the purchase of a 500-gallon portable fire engine. The board of trustees has approved of the recommendation and is securing data as to probable cost.

The report of the committee follows:

“The Village of Walton received its supply of water from three general sources, Third Brook, Kerr’s Creek and East Brook. Third Brook and Kerr’s Creek form what is called the high-pressure system and East Brook the low pressure system. These two systems are interconnected so that the resultant pressure in the high-pressure system for the central part of the village averages between 55 and 60 pounds. The pressure of the low-pressure system is about 45 pounds.

“All of the hydrants with the exception of one or two are on the high-pressure system.

“The feed pipes for the highpressure system are eight-inch mains with six-inch mains in a small portion of the village and four-inch mains throughout the remainder. The feed main of the lowpressure system is ten-inch pipe and the supply mains throughout a good portion of the village on the low-pressure system are eight and six-inch mains with a small amount of four-inch mains in this system.

“The result of this arrangement is that the flow delivered at the hydrant of the high-pressure system is small at a medium pressure, while the flow delivered at the hydrant of the lower pressure system is large at somewhat lower pressure.

“The standard fire stream is a flow of 250 gallons per minute of 2 ½ inch hose.

“At no place in the village is it possible to deliver three standard fire streams.

“From at least 75 per cent of the hydrants it is not possible to deliver one standard fire stream and at the high points of the village there is probably insufficient pressure or flow to overcome the loss by friction of the average length of hose.

“From the observations of your committee the difficulty would seem to be that the feed and supply mains are of insufficient size to take care of the domestic consumption of water and to supply sufficient flow at a sufficient force for fire purposes and the interconnection of the high and low pressure impairs the usefulness of both.

The Result of the Present

Conditions Upon the

Probable Fire Loss.

“It will be readily perceived that the present water supply for fire purposes is inadequate and not only creates a hazardous condition but also tends to nullify the efficiency of the fire department.

“In the main congested part of the village where the fire hazard is greatest, not more than two standard fire streams can be delivered, although in certain cases additional lines of hose could be laid, but only by impairing the efficiency of streams already in operation.

“At points where the fire hazard is greatest it should be possible to delivered at least eight or ten standard fire streams.

“At the high points in the village outside of the use of chemical the fire department is rendered practically useless, as practically no water is available and it is impossible to deliver any amount of water whatever from the fire hose.

“It will be readily perceived that should a fire get well started in certain sections of the village serious money loss would result, as well as serious depression in business conditions.

“Such a condition as exists at Sidney is very possible and quite probable to happen in the heart of this village.

The Effect of Present

Conditions Upon the

Insurance Rates.

“The effect of the existing conditions upon the insurance rates makes it absolutely certain that if this condition is not remedied the insurance rate of the village will be arbitrarily be increased not less than 20 per cent and probably nearer 30 per cent of the amount of the premium paid. In other words, the premium paid upon a policy of insurance will be increased from twenty to thirty per cent.

“This is the positive statement and promise of the chief engineer of the Underwriters Association of the state, and he authorized your committee to quote him in saying that this increase would be made if the conditions were not remedied.

“The estimated amount of premiums paid in the village is from $15,000 to $20,000 per year, thus an increase of 20 per cent would mean from $3,000 to $4,000 per year.

Remedies Possible.

“Two distinct remedies are possible, each presenting difficulties, but each approved by the Underwriters Association.

“1st, By increasing the supply from a new source. This could be accomplished by the building of a large cistern or well. It would be necessary to install a thousand gallon pump in connection with this cistern and the water inducted into the present mains at some point where at least a six-inch main on the high pressure system and an eight-inch main on the low-pressure system would be available. It would be necessary to connect this pump with the fire alarm system so that it would be automatically operated by that system. To do this the consent of the State Conservation Commission and the water company would be necessary. It would also be necessary to change or install a number of hydrants.

“2nd. By changing the arrangement and installation of some twenty-six hydrants and the purchase of a 750-gallon portable fire engine. Also the installation of a line of six-inch pipe from North to Griswold on Delaware street in order to secure better circulation and flow.

“Either of the above present difficulties. The first would perhaps be more effective, but presents greater difficulties than the latter. Either would satisfy the requirements of the Underwriters Association.

Probable Cost.

“The cost of either of the remedies cannot be definitely ascertained, and any figures quotes would be merely rough estimate.

“These figures on the first remedy would be only for comparison. The village of Sherburne installed a similar plant at the cost of $13,000.

“As to the second remedy, a fire engine of the capacity required would cost approximately $9,725, the installation and alteration of hydrants probably $100 each and the installation and alteration of hydrants probably $100 each and the installation of the six-inch main about $2,000, so that the cost of each would be approximately the same.

Fire Alarm System.

“The Underwriters Association urgently recommend an improvement of the fire alarm system by the installation of fire alarm boxes. The approximate cost of such a system would be about $3,000, which would provide an excellent working nucleus to which additional boxes could be added each year.

The Effect Upon Fire Loss by the Installation of Either of the Remedies Outlined and the Installation of the

Fire Alarm System.

“Sufficient evidence is already at hand of the failure of the water system for fire protection, and it may fairly be anticipated that if the village was adequately protected many fires cold be extinguished at their inception, and it may also be fairly assumed that a serious conflagration be averted by providing adequate means to combat fire before such conflagration occurs.

“By the installation of a fire alarm box system it may safely be assumed that at least from five to ten minutes will be saved on each alarm of fire, especially at night.

Effect Upon Insurance Rates if

Remedies are Effected.

“If the remedies suggested are effected the promised increase in rates would be averted and the village would be in a position to ask for a resurvey of the Underwriters Association with hopes of a substantial lowering of insurance rates.

“By the installation of the fire alarm system a credit of four cents per hundred dollars premium would be gained, which, with a two-cent credit due for the chemical engine and a further credit of two cents for enacting and enforcing fire prevention ordinances by the village board would make a total credit of eight cents per hundred, with the possibility of some further credit. Thus it will be readily perceived that at least $3,000 to $4,000 promised increase together with about eight cents per hundred decrease would be saved by the proposed improvement.

“This committee recommends that steps be taken at once in order that the work could be completed before winter to remedy the above conditions. It also recommends that the fire alarm system be installed as indicated.

“Either of the propositions are acceptable to the Underwriters Association and both are feasible in the opinion of your committee.

“Your committee strongly recommends that nothing be allowed to delay the carrying out of the remedy selected as to the water supply and the installations of the fire alarm system.”

Hobart School Condemned.

A formal order condemning the Hobart high school building was served on the board of education by the district superintendent of schools last week. A special school meeting has been called for September 14th. A new school is estimated to cost $57,000.

BOY MOTORCYCLIST KILLED

Linn Babcock, Jr., Fatally Injured when Machine Collides with Ford.

Linn Babcock, Jr., son of Mayor and Mrs. Linn H. Babcock of Norwich, died in the Norwich hospital last Thursday afternoon, August 8th, from injuries received Wednesday night when his motorcycle collided with a Ford car at the bridge at the foot of Tanner hill on the South New Berlin road.

Joseph Laden, who was riding on the rear of the motorcycle, had his left wrist broken. Babcock sustained a compound fracture of the leg and internal injuries which resulted in death.

SOME VOTING INSTRUCTIONS

Rules for Primary, Election and Election Days.

The following instructions should be given careful consideration, especially by the women who have recently become voters.

You must present your vote at the polling place of the election district where you resided when you enrolled, at the coming primary election, September 3rd, from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

The new election districts, which have been formed in some towns do not become operative until registration days, October 12 and 19.

Registration is not personal in Delaware county; names of duly qualified voters may be sent to the boards of registration on October 12th and 19th, and such boards will record the same. If you have any doubts as to the fact whether you are registered or not, you should consult the public copy of the register, after October 12th and before October the 19th, or on the latter date, and if not registered, see that the board places your name on the register on this date.

Registration days are October 12th and 19th, hours from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. If you are not registered you cannot vote at the general election to be held November 5th, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Boards of registration copy the names of electors who voted at the general election of last year on the new registers for 1918, provided that are yet voters in such district.

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