Storm King Sentinel, February 10, 1927

Storm King Sentinel

February 10, 1927

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Storm King Sentinel (Newspaper) - February 10, 1927, Middletown, New York STORM KING SENTINEL VOL XXVIU-NO. MIDDLETQWN CORNWALL-ON-THE-HUDSON. N. FEBRUARY Id, 1927. PKK YEAR, H. LEMON OUT AGAIN FOR MSUITORNEY Writes PctMnl Letter to Each 5c PfcK COPY tENOHWATKW ON RAMS OF RECORD My Ofer MirtweJ to DttebTluM J.D. t WfcM, Jr. Citing ft record of 32 coavtc- tloM out of 81 eftMt tried since November to dftte District Attorney Elmer H. Lemon has written ft personal letter to each Republican county eommltteeman taking tor re-election It was learned today. Pointing out that when he first van he was more or less a "strang- er" to them and for that reason did not solicit their support. Mr. Lemon Indicates that no such sit- vation exists now and on the basis of the record be has made while IB office feels that he has a right to ask for such assistance. Mr. Lemon's reference to his fcping a "straneer" Is taken to that he merely referred tc his work as a prosecuting offlcia ange County A. cancy caused by Lawes Robertson. resignation MAN WAYLAID, SLUGGED AND ROBBEDOFP EARLEY CASE MAY YET GO TO And Aged Mother Fight To COUNTY COURT) Secure Death Compensation ORDERED BiU Eitafaf JvUictm to Relation of Williui Wirftld Killed Al Ort1, bcMe Cub! CMtert tehee Rehne J. S. At HENRY w. CHADEATNE] SUES ERIE FOR CAUSING DEATH OF BROTHER Capitol Craws Goes to Governor IF SIGNED WILL TAKE EFFECT SEPTEMBER Act DesigMd to Eliwute CM- (estHM in the Saprene ff Attorney. Henry Hirschberg's efforts to delay the trial of Mra. Lucy Barter Earley continue u successfully In the future as they have la the past, tbe county court of Orange county and not the Su- preme court may hear the case against the widow who U indict- ed for first degree murder for the -alleged poisoning of her husband. This possibility a result of Whipple Hearaf MioUktowi 01 Tuesday Two elderly one blind, sat Tuesday afternoon la the Common Council chamber. One flgbtlng to retain a death ft was pointed out then tLat Kettle Wioiield, the was not the wife of the deceased and that she bad a liv- She was! Ing. Her claim was therefore the mother of William Winneid. dUmiwed, the award was made til ed two years ago ai Orr's to tha mother of Winfleld and the Mills. The other sought to take It away as the man's alleged common law wife. fn order to give Samuel W Eager, attorney for the unmar- ried woman, time to inrestlgate the alleged marriage of Winfleld to another woman, Referee J. S. Whipple took an adjournment. Nojlate was flxtd for bearing. i bearing Proof was There had November 23 been last. taken at that time and It was de- termined that Winfleld had a law- ful wife who survived him. She. according to the testimony, did and bad no reference as far as he Police Inclined to UOOot Story personally concerned as he born in Mlddletown and has lived most of his life in Orange eonnty. Prior to running for the office of district attorney he was engaged hy the federal govern- as an assistant district at- torney In charge of liquor prose- tntiong, at w.hlch he won an en- Vable record, according to his auieriors. Mr. Lemon's letter follows in full: "I expect to seek renotnlnation to the office of District Attorney on the Republican ticket at the September. 1927 Primary; and taking this opportunity of so liciting your tot that "When I became -t for that position In 1924..l was not personally acquainted with either the Committeemen or the enrolled voters, and no endorse- ment was asked for because 1 -was a comparative stranger. How- ever, you have bad an opportun- ity to observe my work during the past two years, and It is up- on my record that 1 feel justified in asking vour support. I was fected upon a law enforcement platform, and have used my ut- most efforts to enforce the law and Impartially. A few figures will show whether my ef- forts have been successful. "From November. 1926, to inclusive, I have tried 36 defendants before juries. In casea verdicts have been render- ed. In these cases. 32 defendants liave been convicted and 4 ac- cirtted; 3 of those 4 being charg- ed with operating an automobile wnile In an Intoxicated condition. "Four cases have been argued in the Court of Appeals to date, resulting In 4 victories for the People. "As a result of vigorous enilon and a tightening up in tbe criminal laws, the commission of crime In Orange County baa been decreased, with a resultant fall- I Ing off In tbe necessity for long Rpsslons of grand and petit Jur- ies The effect of this la a sav- ing to tbe taxpayers of necessary witness fees, juror fees and court expenses. "Where a pnblic official has rendered good service, it la not nn usual for bim to seek renomt- uaMon; and, In flew of tbe record of my office. I feel that I am en- ti'ied to the support of those be- lieving In the enforcement of the law. "I would appreciate a letter from you advising the sentiment c.t your constituents upon the subject." in well Informed political clr- pJes It was intimated that Mr. Lemon's appeal would find atten- tive ears among the county com V iti'tfeemen. Thev were frank to that while the present district attorney made some er- during first vesr he had worked hard, overcome his early difficulties aurt In the last year Ims Into a con- swntio hardworking j-iihlic servant whose regime has bpfti markedly successful. Particularly has he shone In SIKH cases as the Earley mur'der fnse where he has been engaged with Henry Hirschherg. noterl criminal lawyer. In a battle of technicalities, most of (he victor- ies In the many motions under- taken In the case sr far going to the Mflo represented by the prose- cutor. The only name that has been Of Grover Edgett of Harrhnan Found wanderiny about two miles outside ol Middletown on the Montgomery state road. Gror- er Edgett, 42, of Harriman, com plained of having been waylaid and slugged from behind at Rail- road avenue anJ Cottage strec-. He said thugs relieved him of contai in a carri ed in a hip pocket. Edgett was picked up by automobllist and takei urant on Low avenue. Police Ri Paddock went after him, Hf men Percival Bennett and James told his story in headquarters and w jrivon a nights lodglns. According to the victim's story he was on his way to the Erie station to board the o'clock train for Harriman. He had haJ several drinks, but he declared he was able to walk without as- sistance. Dazed, Edgett believed he in Goshen. He told John Gier that he had left hat and overcoat at Middletown Police scouted the report he had been robbed. They learned tha: a r in had seen him stagger an the passage In the state senate not die until May J5 last. yesterday of tbe Baumes-Doml- nick bill, which would amend the code of criminal procedure and extend the jurisdiction of the county court of Orange county to include the trial and determina- tion of Indictments for crimes punishable by death. The measure has already pass- ed the assembly and now goes to Governor Smith, if signed by ease closed. Mr. Eager bad the case opened to show that neither Winfield nor Nettle Winfield had ever been legally married to anyone elese. When vsnt on the witness stand. Nettie, who had to use a cane to move around, stared with Sightless eyes in the direction Referee Whipple's bench. She said was staying at a place known as Mrs. Montanya's at Washingtonville, bad known Winfield for 22 years and had lived with him tor a score of (Continued on Page Two) HORSE HURT GIVES TALK AT OWNER GIVEN STATE COLLEGE VERDICT! AGRICULTURE 'Auto Brushed Animal Which William S. Mapes of Mt. Hope I J n _ The bill was introduced by Sen-! ator Baumes on January 18, 1927' and would amend, in particular subdivision two of section 39 o' the code Of criminal procedure At present the Orange county cc'uit has tbe power to try and dster- mine indictments found therein or seat thereto by the supreme Window Injuring Leg The injuries sustained by a horse at West Point In June last was the occasion of an inquest be- fore Justice Seeger and a jury in Supreme Court. Tuesday, it was nr hn i tha IM an action brought by Lieut. Cbar- to rrfm tor crimes not punishable with death. Those county courts E' of West Point, to try murder cases arVof Ulster. Kings, Queens, luffolk' Brle- an Richmond, and Monroe counties AHmf fi" i3 to aid -n eliminating congestion in tbe supreme courts. TESTIMONIAL DINNER JOHNSON against William Schwede, of 471 Myrtle avenue, Brooklyn. There was no appearance en the part of the defendant. Tha plaintiff owns a Jumper, "Skyrocket" by name, which passing along one of the high- ways at the reservation, when the auto of the defendant" going in the same direciirn, brushed the animal, causing the horse to kick through the window of a build- Ing, cutting the animal's leg Summarizes Experiences In Poultry Growing William S. Mapes, of Mount Hope road has returnM home from Ithica where be aJ dressed the men gathered for the annual Farmers' Week, held un der auspices of the State College o' Agriculture. In his talk on "Practical Experience In Develop ing a Poultry Mr. showed how farmers in Orange County and elsewhere can be successful In this industry. Others who attended from Coun- ty included Farm Burea Manaser C. C. Davis, G. D. Musser and A. D. Long. Tracb of M. U. Railroad ORDER ISSUED BY P. S. COMMISSION Railroad Company Directed to Prepare Plans and Esti- matet of Cost The Public Service Commis- sion, at Albany, has. by formal order, directed the elimination of the highway grade crossing on Dolson avenue, over tbe Middle- town Unicnvllle railroad In this city. Elimination Is to be made by depressing the grade of tbe street and carrying it-under the revised grade of the railroad. eubstantlally In accordance with! meeting at Gosben Monday, plans submitted November 17.' last. The new bridge carrying the railroad will be a single span, solid floor, through plate gir- der bridge supported on con- crete abutments, the widths be- tween which will be 45 feet and with a minimum clearance over- bead of n feet. The new road- way will he of macadam, 34 feet wide with five foot sidewalks on each side. The railroad company has been directed to prepare plans, specifi- cations and estimates of cost These will be submitted for ap- proval and to carry out the work of constructing approaches. "Dolson avenue is on the main highway from jVew York through New Jersey to .Middletown and on to Binghamton." a statement Issued by the commission indi- cates. "Traffic at this point Is extensive, a traffic count In August, 192C, showing 5.J99 ve- fall. Edgett left today home. for SIX INDICTED IN REPORT OF GRAND JURY Only Two of Those Against Whom Bills Were Found Are in Custody Tho Grand Jury made a partial report to Justice Seeger, at Go- sbea. Tuesday afternoon.' and then adjourned to February 28. There were six indictments found and five no bills. Two of tlnse indicted are In custody. William Splatter, of the town of Wallkill, statutory crime In the second degree, burglary in the third degree, and also carrying a gun. Arthur Hill, of Middletown. grand larceny in ths first degree, second offender. Those against whom no bills were found, are: Alfred E. Houghtaling of War- wick, abandonment. Charles Wauon, Edward Wat- son, and Joseph Junyok of War- wick, assault. Thomas .Murphy of Blooming Grove, carrying a gun George Bogasb, Westtown, hav- ing a Clarence Conkl'n, of Maybrook unlawful use of an auto. Friends Pay Tribatt to ins Fire Officer The officers and members of Fire Patrol No. 1, New York City, and a tew close personal friends tend- ered an impressive testimonial din Asst Albert badly. The horse was in the care Mr' Mapes> talt was a of a veterinarian for four months and the leg la now so stiff as to interfere with Its free action. Testimony was given by the plaintiff, also by Dr. James Mc- Coneghy, the veterinarian, and Private Robert T, Prior. The veterinarian testified that the hcrse, which was worth before the accident, was not worth over now, and the jury with- evening, Feb. 5. at f etjen's Ktstaurant, Church and F'atbush Aves., Brooklyn. Frank FroJke presided as toast mister and several speakers at- tracted the high esteem in which the guest of the evening had been held, during the past 39 rears, by men Interested in firemanies, Tbe attorney for the plaintiff was W. F. Stanton. Z. F. WICKUS AND The marriage Is announced of Marjorie Gertrude Shepherd, youngest daughter of Mrs. E. H. mary of his experier.r ia poul- try growin. He started in tlu spring of 1921 with "'1 chicks, keeping pullets duri 3 hta fc'lowing T' next seas on he started with more, keep ing 300 pulelt and 7" hens, ,cl Ilk the lay ers. The following winter he re- tained 570 birds. In the of 1924 he s'-rt-i own farm. He barns into chicke 1...... He r1 hing Ills own chicks, -ml soli1 chick? an-1 pullets. He now reta'ns 1, 000 birds through the winter. uicci oifpniicnn w.rnn A year last fal1 'e started MISS SHEPHERD WED a laying contest, setting aside 200 choice heus. During the year IS died and were replaced. The avrag of this flo-': was 220 eggs er h In the year, a good figure. During the past year he sold 10, hides using the crossing from 7 a. m. to 7 p. m. "Several accident1! have taken place at the crossing, two having occurred uitbin f month prior to the beginning of these proceed- ings. Tbe city authorities, thp railroad company and the Bn reau pf Highways all are in favor of th'is elimination." Plans submitted by the Middle- town DnionvIIle railroad were accepted after -evision. a? brought out at the hearings In the matter. It vnr first propos- ed to leave the highway, but a second plan was submitted to de- ecu, W U S HIQTG favorably Motorcycle Polkcau of Mon- roe Killed By o. May HAD SPENT EVENING WITH HIS BRIOE-TO BE Mill CharlestM Testifies She Heird Train aid That El- fine Did Not Whistle The Jury In the ease of Eliza- beth Krewsoo. as administratrix of the goods, chattels and credits, of Thomas Stephenson her broth- er, late of Monroe, against the Erie Rairoad, for his death. which occurred on May 31. 1926, returned a verdict Tuesday afier- noon- adding toe plaintiff Elected President of Orange Attorney g x Qakes Association at annual tor tbe defense, reserved his mo- tion on the rase until Court con- venes on Thursday morning The jury retired and (lie verdict via? announced at When Court opened Tuesdav Mr Oakes summed up tor ihe deft use. occupving 40 minutes. Franklin A Scbriver ;n summation for the plainpsf spuke for 25 and in .'us chargo to the jury for half an hour. OWIP? to the fac-t tha; ...epgc-t haj ainter engagement today, a re. was taken UQ- Ul Thursday m , There are several cases masked for this neek. On the call of the in Henry W, Chadeayne of New-' Couit, at Go-.hen, AJondav bv burgh, was elected president of Justice Seeger, several the Orange County Bar Assocla- marked ready, and there were 'a Uon, at Its annujl meeting heid sufficient number of others for at Goshen. Monday morning. The various during the next two other officers elected were Peter weeks to make it reasonably Cantline. of Newburgb, Treasurer tain that the present term iit the and Charles H Shaw, of Middle- Supreme Court will embrace coo- Hf CHADEATNE PRESIDENT OF ORANGECO. BAR; Annual Meeting of Association Is Held At Goshen On Monday town. Secretary, i Leslie E J. -i legal business. Hicks, of Port Jervis, The first case in which there of M! lleio.u, waj any defense, was .hat of and P. Elden Coons, of Newburph. i Elizabeth Krewson, as admhihtra were anl'.trix o! the estate of her brother the resignation, of Irving G. Ken-, Thomas Stephenson, late of Mon- nedy, of Hiueratraw, formerly of roe, who was killed by an 'Erie Middletorn was accepted. j train, early on the A committee was appointed to .May 31, 1926. draft resolutions on the deaths of Supreme Court Justices Jay- cos and Platt HFNlf nPBCATtn AT DtNK OPREATED AT GOSHEN AND NEWBURGH was not the only i Franklin A llei w th are the attoine.s lor the Plaintiff and En N'. the Erie electing the jury Considerable time was spent in selecting the jury, the following i n J" vi iUlB. Ei. 0. Schw'ank of Ed' cilcks and i500 Dullet8- v. achwank of the win Henry Shepherd, of Norman- Mr. MaDe, attribute mue v u.. T? Mr" W- E- hurst' Niagara-on-the-Lake, and ieu, of the National Board Zygmunt Francis Wickus of Mid- of Fire Underwriters, Depjty Chief John Davin, F. D. N. Y., Mr. Edward Reynolds, Capt Wm. Pau, Babcock of the NyacJt Fire Patrol Lieut L E. Parsons of Patrj] No. 1, presented Asst. Snpt. John ston with a gold badge set with 4 diamonds emblematic of his new rfi'ce, to which he responded in his dletown. Mr. and Mrs. Wickai are spending a brief honeymoon at Atlantic City. Mr. Wtckns is proprietor of the Luxor Beauty Parlor and >the La Mode Beauty Shoppe. NEW CITIZENS. MONTICELLO, 10.- -Su- FRANKLIN MAN SEVERELY INJURED i the fine sentiments bv all the speakers and for the hrnors conferred. Captain Johnston resides at Mon roe and recently save talks in Mid- ciletown and Goshen following which these places adopted fire S3i- work. preme Court Justice Joseph Rosen session of naturalization court here Monday. The examiner was E. Benson. Mr. Mapes attributes much of his success to his feeding methods. He uses "ie following mash mixture, which la kept e .in- stantly before the chlc'iens: MO of yellow corn meal, 400 of bran, 400 of middlings, 300 of'pulver- ized oats. 200 of alfalfa leaf meal, 200 of fish meal, 100 of bone meal, 50 of fine- charcoal, 20 of salt. At night they are given all the cracked corn they will eat, and in the morning fire pounds of germinated two pound? ct c ndensed buttermilk and a quar- ter pint of cod liver oil for 2S. Monroo N'. V., Au-iut 4. ro'-ivn. Y, Au'Mjit Mid-llctown, Y lfi-18. CULLIVAN COl'XTY LINCOLN' DINNKR MON'TirKi r.n. l-Vli -I' PVS for tho Linco'n rlinner wliich vil! ho hold it 'ho .Mopt'Cflli) Inr R-iturdfiv nttrht will h Philip KH of of tlm Port of New York; Si.ito S< Charles VV. Walton, of Kingston and JudfTf S-inffird Smith, of Col- umbia countv. U is rxneclod nhnut 200 will nttonfl dinner ropn- srtntimr nil nr.rts of Siill.vjm conn- U Tho dinivr is under the auv pices of the Ki'publicau count committee. BIGAMIST'S VICTIM STARTS PROCEEDINGS FOR ANNULMENT Proceedings heen com- bofdi'e .1'i-ti'u Sector for the annulment of.tho mar- riaRf of Arvilln Conn trvman and Ktnncth Counlry-, alias CUi'on Honinnn. The latter Is now serving a senipnce in comity im- by KpCfial foiintv .Indco H. FV Mrrritt, for tonfe.ssod m hivliiK nn.riod Ar- villn Hawkins, of wln.'o ho n. IMIMK Tuesday, hi floslifn. District Attorney Lemon took tho t timony of Assistant llntilct Attorney La.iiont served ill? pa peri. posed to have killed him, -nd that it did not whistle. She said they were engaged to be married. On cross-examination Miss Charleston was shown a statement whicrfsiv made to Edward J. Earley, of Port Jervis, assistant claim of the Eric, in which she stated Mil- did not hear the train and did not Know whether signals were given. The next witnesses for the plain'.iff were Ellsworth Morritt, an undertaker, of Monroe; Uu.wll Kniffcn, proprietor of a lunch wagon; Will'am Harvey Galloway, of Monroe, ono of tho Erie wit- Dr. Charles H. Hall, of Monroe; J.imo.s Connolly of Joi- soy Cil.v; Ciiailos W. Logan, a conductor on tho train which it is claimed killed the young man; lloili'rt A. N'owbury, prosMent of the village of Monroe; William 0. a Monroe butcher; Elliott II. Doming, of Middletown, tt'm mndp scene of tho acc'ilcit and Joromiah McCarthy. uinivr on the train, which ,m track, jroinjt U" stnt'-d that he did not UM who WHS killed. ;