Westfield Republican, 1900-09-12
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Slic tDestfielfr ttcpitbticati - \ IP# — -1 I ♦ I YOL. XLVI. WESTFIELD, CHAUTAUQUA CO., N. Y., WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 12, 1900. NO. 25. LYON'S CENTRAL DRUG STORE NEARLY CREMATED. WAS IT ALL BLUFF 1 Pitts' Grape Harvesting Sale FRED HILLMAN AND DAUGHTERS WE REFER TO THE LATEST TROL- NARROWLY ESCAPE. LEY EPISODE Telephone Call XTo. 80. Their House Burn* la The Middle Of Work Began Monday, Was Stopped By The Village Trnsiees To Be Besomed 'Later la The Day. The Night And They Leave Everything.—Supposed To Be Work Of Incendiary. GOES ON. SCHOOL SUPPLIES, For the past three days Westfield has had more railroad excitement ihan it could properly attend to. Sunday night it was rumored that a gang of men and teams had arrived to go to work on the trolley road from Barcelona to Chautauqua. Few took stock in it, supposing they came to work on the steam road. Monday morning all doubts were set at restlby the men and teams going: to work on the trolley line. A few rails and ties were also found to have been shipped here for that work, and the teams began to haul them to a point on South Portage street where the JameBtown & Chautauqua road is to cross that thoroughfare, which is on the Fosdick farm. At about 12 o'clock Sunday uight Fred Hillman and family, which consisted of himself and two daughters, were awakened by their house being on fire. One of the girls was the first to awake. All of the family slept up stairs. The room and whole house was full of smoke and she was nearly suffocated. Hastily waking her sister and father, she ran down the stairway and escaped through the front door. The stairs were nearly burned through and had she been a little later they would not have held her weight. It was too hot for the other1 girl to escape that way and she was obliged to jump from the second story window. Mr. Hillman escaped by way of a low roof at the back of th^house. THE STUDY OF LOW PRICES. Such as Tablets, Pencils, Pens, Ink, Compasses, Rules, Crayons, Book-keeping Paper, Slates, School Books, Writing Books, etc. The Pitts business exists principally for the customers, the retail buyers. Careful study is made of every economy, also of the lowest per cent, of profit that will pay the expense ol doing business. Oi/er 100 Kinds of Tablets, at 5c each. 10c each. 15c, 25c and 35c each. Over 50 kinds of Tablets, at Tablets at, - Time was, when too many still actively engaged in retailing, the universal question,concerning every item was :— " How much will it bring?" A free translation of the question would be : " How much profit will each one bear ? " N@w the question concerning each item is : " How cheap can it be sold ?" It is business. The money-making principle of the intelligent modern retailer is found in the concentration of a great volume of business. Thus a small commission on a large distribution is better in the long run than a double profit on a small volume. All that is new. Everything that is good, values in stationery. Box Papers at ioc each, at 15c, 250, 35c and 50c each. Some great Box Papers The most superb line of stationery for polite correspondence.W. L. Minton, the president of the road, and Austin B. Culver, secretary, being interviewed, said that the contract to build this motor road had been let several days ago to the Railway Construction Co., 616 Union Trust Building, Michigan. The firm that composed this company goes by the name of Holmes, Hall & Simpson. C. S. Hall is secretary and treasurer of the company and Mr. Simpson is the active member of the company, who, they said, was here to superintend the work. The Hillmana lost everything except a few things in the back of the house. They had not even time to take their clothes, but escaped in their night attire. You will find our store headquarters for everything in the stationery line. It is only this: We are serving you Your interests are our interests. The more you enable us to Suy, the cheaper you get your stuff. Do you remember the downward trend of prices since the Pitts retailing began here ? This cheapness would never have been possible without your support. Trusts control prices. The large progressive retail store today is from the very nature of things their greatest opponent. M. A. LYON. The tire department was promptly on hand and the fire made no further progress after they arrived, but from the nature of its origin the inside of the house was pretty well burned out before the alarm was given. JUST ARRIVED, direct from New in York, the very latest The cause of the tire is unknown, supposed to be of inscendiary origin. % The cause for such a sudden start, so these officials claictt, was to get a strip of track laid on the highway where the steam road was to cross, in order to claim a priority of right of way. They say the railroad law is such that a trolley road can not cross a steam road at grade, but if a trolley line is down first a steam road can cross at grade. If they did not get this priority of right they would have to build a thousand feet of trestle io get over the Felt Street Hats, Caps and Novelties srarted in the cellar near the stairs, and as the stairs to the second story was directly over it, the two stairways, as the fire burned them away, acted as a chimney up which fire and smoke went and filled the whole building. Mr. Hillman says he thinks someone threw some inflammable material through an open cellar window and set it on fire. 4 4 Brown Cotton, extra heavy, at 5c. Argyle & Coburn Cotton, 1 yard wide, Cups aud saucers at 35c per set. Platters at lOo, 15c and 25c. in Trimmings. extra speceal at 6Ac. 9-4 Lockwood Brown Sheeting at 18c. 9.4 Lockwood bleached Sheeting at 20o. Dark Comforter Prints at 4c. 20 Pieces Indigo Prints at 5c. 5 Cases Cotton Bats at 5o. 100 pairs 10 4 Fleeced Cotton Blankets, 75o grade, special at 58o Good Comforters at 59c. Better grade and larger at 75c. 58-inch Turkey Red Table Linea at 21c. 58-incli Turkey Red Table Linen, the 39c grade at 32c. 54-inch half-bleached Table Linen at 22c 58 inch half-bleached, 50 cent grade 45c 8 pieces Stevens all-linen Toweling at 6ic, worth 8c. Mason's top|Cans pts 59c. Quarts at 65c Fancy Water Glasses at 22c per doz. Jelly Tumblers at 22c per dozen. Sauce Dishes at 39c per dozen. Plates at 25c, 30c and 35c per set. Pitchers at 10c, 12o and 15c. Large Bakers at 8c, 10c and 15c. Round Nappies at 10c and 15c. Blue Enafneled Kettles at 20c, 25c, 30o aud 35a Blue Euameled Wash Basins at 15c and 19 cents. Blue Euameled Pudding Pans at lOo 15c and 20c. Table Oil Cloth, fancies at 20c. Best Apron Gingham at 6c. Extra Heavy Shirting at 8c. Cotton Plaid Dress Goods, special 15c. 5 Doz,, p. C. Corsets our price, 59c. 2,000 Rolls New Wall Paper,8c qualities special at 5c. White Porcelain Wash Bowls and Pitohers, special at 58o. Brooms, special, 5c. All summer Goods at discount, to close out, Ladies' and Children's hose from 8c to 25c pair. A large assortment of fancy Wools and yarns. E. J. Macomber, - est Held., IV. Y. South Side of Main Street. The building, which is situated on the south side of Washington street near North Portage, was owned by Mrs. Mary A. Nundy Burroughs, and was not insured. The insurance had run out a short time before. steam road When fhe franchise for this road was extended the last time one of the conditions attached to it was that a bond of ten thousand dollars should be given, indemnifying the village from any loss or damage by reason of the construction of the road. As no such bond had been given the trustees could not very well let the work go on so President Crandall promptly stopped it. A meeting of the Board of Trustees was called for nine o'clock that day. Before it appeared Mr. Minton and Mr. Culver, who staled their case to the board as given above. As the board had previously fortified the conditions of their franchise by a resolution declaring no work could be done without the bond the trustees took action accordingly. For further particulars on this point seethe minutes of the board published elsewhere. Always Celebrated Mr. Hillman had an insurance of $400 on his property, Jerome LaDue, agent. Mrs. Burroughs haB promptly gone to work to have the house repaired. For building matchless bicycles, the makers of Crescent wheels have really " out-modeled " their Pioneer models this year. The remarkable character of the fine work on The Schumann Society. Yesterday the Schumann Society held its first meeting for the season and there was a good attendance. Several new members were admitted and all seemed to enter upon the year's work with enthusiasm, which bespeaks a season of great enjoyment. The composer of the day was Gounod. Following is the program: PITTS DEPARTMENT STORE CRESCENT No. 21, 22 and 23 Main St., WESTFIELD, N. Y. Htgli School Graduates. GOUNOD It is evident that the Westfield High School exercises a strong directive influence upon its pupils because so many of its graduates enter upon courses of study in institutions for higher education. The Republican has not full data at hand and does not know the purpose of all the graduates of nineteen hundred, however, it has ascertained what are the plans of the following: Thayer Fenner, valedictorian of the class, enter's the University of Michigan, as does also Miss Jessie Rood. Next Sunday, the 16th, will be devoted to this important subject by our churches. Rev. Harry B. White, for many years a lecturer and temperance reformer, will be here in the interests .of the Anti-Salooa League of New York State. He has been for ten years Grand Chief Templar of the Good Templars of Ohio, and has been most successfully connected with the Anti- Saloon work in the west. He will occupy the pulpit of the Presbyterian church in the morning and the Methodist church in the evening. He brings a fine stereoptican outfit, and will give illustrated lectures Monday and Tuesday nights at the Baptist church. Of him Rev. G. M. Koapp, of the M. E. church of Milan, Ohio, saya : "Harry B. White has just given two splendid lectures to crowded houses in Milan. Mr. White is a superb personality. He seems the embodiment of all that is good, generous, elevating, purifying. He showed one hundred magnificent pictures, and all the time k»>pt charging among his audience, thrusting and smiting home with the keen blade of truth in the most knifthtly fashion." Temperance Sunday. BICYCLES Characterization of Gounod Mrs. Nixon Chorus. (Analysis of Flower Song, i Flower Song I Svnopeis of "Faust," ■! Faust Waltz Instrumental Trio. j Misses Harroun, Fay and Nelll Sing Smile Slumber, Mrs. Coombs ( Duet, Ballet Music Faust, \ Miss Jones and Mrs. Thompson "Though Obscure, yet Royal Grand," from tne Queen of Sheba, Mrs. Sears Soldier's Chorus. .Mrs Flagler Mils Sturgls this year is evidenced by their most exquisite finish,-the variety of models and their surprisingly easy running qualities. No wheel can stand as hard knocks or " stand up " under rough treatment better than a Crescent model. Messrs. Mintou and Culver assured the board that the bond would be here by Wednesday, as Mr. Hall of the construction company was then in New York andwas expected to be here that day with it. When everything was supposed to have quieted down, the gang of men went on and began work at the point named and before six o'clock had a strip of track laid, in defiance of the orders of the board. The work was continued the next day, but before night the complexion of the whole affair changed. Public sentiment up to this point was with the road, and stayed with them as long as the bond was supposed to be on its way here. When in the afternoon word came that the bond was not coming, but that the backers of the road were waiting in New York for the village officials to draw a bond that would be acceptable to themselves, and later to be approved by the New York parties, the situation changed. People now begin to think it is another Crowley bluff. Eight Models—Several Colors. Registration of Pupils and Assignment of Teachers. William Peacock, president of the class, enters Harvard. On Monday last janitor Fred Piehl ran up the flag and opened wide all the doors of the Westfield High School for the registration of pupils beginning the school year 1900-1. The number entering was so large that even on the first day it wtfe evident that an additional teacher would be necessary, and the Board with commendable promptness engaged the services of Miss Bertha Boyce formerly of Westfield, now of Buffalo. The selection is a very wise one for Miss Boyce is extremely well fitted both by nature and education for the training of the little children entrusted to her care. She was graduated from our High School with the class of 1897, then spent one year in the University of Syracuse and later was graduated from the State Normal School at Buffalo. Prices $23 to $60. Arthur Tennant enters the Law School at Cornell. Miss Josie Monfort enters the department of music at Oberlin, O. Si. S. 0TTEB.T02T, Westfield, XT. Y. Arthur Dieffenbach enters the dental department of the University of Buffalo. Misses Mary Beid and Augusta Schultz, of the class of 1899, enter the Fredonia State Normal. Cheap Beds, PGR- Misses Winnie Button, Mabel Holley and Lydia Bogers have entered upon the profession of teaching. Mattresses and Springs, a new supply just in. Drugg AND Ouy Smith begins the study of law in an office at Erie, Pa. Have you seen those Divan Couches and Davenports at B|edioin$ The officials still maintain that it is no bluff. When Mr. Hauk said the bond was being prepared he supposed it was being prepared by the village board in Westfield. The contractors, Mr. Culver maintains, are ready to go ahead as soon as permission is granted and will put on 100 men and have the road in operation as quickly as possible. Work has been continued to-day. Thomas Usborne is learning banking under skillful instructors at the Westfie.d National Bank, while seven of the class of 1900 have returned to the Westfield High School for the purpose of making special preparation for college entrance a year from the present date. School Tablets! W. G. NORTON'S A transcript from the registers of attendance gives the following data: You will make no mistake in buying them of the Old Reliable.Grade Teacher No. enrolled / Miss C Rose Watson \ „„ Kindergarten, | Miss F Schoenfeld }38 1st Grade B, Miss Bertha £ Royce 31 1st Grade A, Miss Elisabeth Gleason.. 45 2nd Grade, Miss Sarah M Galloway... 33 3rd Grade B, Miss Minnie Persons..... 30 3rd Grade A, Miss Alice Lombard 33 4th Grade, Miss Alice Arnold 40 5th Grade, Miss Mary Wood 42 6th Grade, Miss F Lou Francis 41 7th Grade, Miss Lizzie Sabin 37 8th Grade, Miss Mary Stowell 32 High School 132 They are something new. Come in and haVe the First Choice. This is a splendid showing for it proves that home influences and school life acting together have awakened the ambition, and stimulated a desire to accomplish something in the larger field that lies beyond the doorway of the school. Last year paper was very much cheaper than it is this and a last year's Tablet has at least one-third more paper in than the 1900 tablet. We havtf about Grapegrowera Take Notice. Corner Drag Store. The Chautauqua Grape Company will pay cash or handle grapes on consignment. I will do business for the company at the following loading stations: Minton, Westfield, Gale street, Walker's Crossing, Ripley Crossing and Ripley. Grapes handled in crates or baskets. Packages furnished if desired. We solicit a share of your crop. For further information call on We have another Invoice of those Oak Chamber Suits. New goods coming in every day. No trouble to show Them. Thfs is a Drug Store where you get pure drugs and have them carafully componnded. All the best proprietary medicines on sale, Sudden Death. Frederick J. Reader, aged 26 years, died at his residence on the Prospect Road this (Wednesday) morning. He had been sick sometime, the later developments being typhoid fever, which a few days ago was complicated with pneumonia. The funeral will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Come In and See. 1,500 Last Year's Stock It is estimated that nearly one hundred have not reported because they are engaged in the harvest of grapes. An nnnsual feature is the fact that the boys outnumber the girls in tbe high school bp nearly a score. ;i_ Total 534 W. 6. N0RT0N, D. K. Faxvay, Local Manager. Y.M. C. A. on hand. School scholars will save money by buying of us. They will get one-third more Sunday afternoon, September 16, the men's meeting of the Y M C A will be conducted by Harry North, a member of the Board of Directors. The subject for our consideration will be: "Sources of Weakness," Josh 7:10—12; Matt 17:14— 20. I. E. JONES, No. 2 Main Street, Westfield, N. Y. Corner Drug Store. His wife and mother, who are both con* fined to the house by sickness, will haw for the money as I shall not change the price to correspond with the size. Edison's Phonograph Better than a Piano, Organ, or Mask: Box, for it sings and talks as well as plays, apd don't cost as much. It reproduces the music of any instrument—band or orchestra—tells Maries and siogs-the old familiar hymns as well as the popular songs—it is always ready. dee that Ma Edison's signature is on every Cata- j NATIONAL .PHONOGRAPH CO., 135 Fifth Ave., New York. Just Received. the sympathy of the entire community in their sore bereavement. Three cases gents' Sanitary fleeced shirts and drawers, special at 50c, worth 75c; 3 cases ladiee' Jersey ribbed fleeced vests and pants at 25c, worth 35; also an immense line of ladies', gents and children's wool underwear, hosiery, etc., L. Wiser, 24 Maia St. —Oyer |600 was raised at the celebration given in Corry, Friday, as a benefit toward the erection of a soldiers monument It is hoped that the fund may be increased by about |500 oa the day set aside for the festival. Next Suuday will be the last one Mr. North will spend in Westfleld, so let all the men and boys, rally to this meeting, and wish oar friend Ood Speed as he leaves ua for his new field of labor. Better look 'em oyer. G. H. PEGLAR. WES: -loguM of <tH cfetfers, or \ y.r.
|Title||Westfield Republican, 1900-09-12|
|Description||Early newspapers of Westfield, New York|
|NY Heritage Topic||Community & Events|
New York (State), Western
Chautauqua County (N.Y.)
|Date of Original||1900-09-12|
|Format of Digital||image/tiff|
Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Library System
|Digital Collection||Westfield Local Newspapers|
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