Altamont Enterprise January 30, 1914

Alleged Assaulter of Wm. Suits is Arrested by Schenectady Police.

After a search lasting over six months and covering all the near-by cities and towns and extending to Philadelphia, Pa., Detectives Mahar and Ragucci of the Schenectady police department, arrested on Monday in that city, Wm. Illingworth on a warrant charging him with assault in the second degree. On being arraigned before Justice J. J. Mc Mullen, he was admitted to bail in the sum of $500 for examination Feb. 4th. Andrew Wasson and P. J. Mc Donough going on his bond. Illingworth is charged with having assaulted William Suits of Duanesburgh in Schenectady on July 5, 1913. It is alleged that Illingworth, who was employed at the time as an engineer on a pile driver on the barge canal at Scotia, was stopping at the Gilmore house on Washington avenue, Schenectady, and on the afternoon of the above date, in company with several companions had a keg of beer in the stable yard and was having a merry time. Suits went into the yard to get his team while Illingworth and a companion were boxing. In some manner Suits got in an argument with the men thinking they were fighting and endeavoring to stop the fight. Illingworth then gave Suits a terrible beating and knocked him down with such force as to fracture his skull. Suits was taken to the hospital, where his life was despaired of for some time, and Illingworth left town.



Report of Secretary of Agriculture Shows That They Have Fallen Off

Very brief space is allotted this year to a discussion of the crops in the United States in the report of the secretary of agriculture. Special emphasis is laid on the fact that the figures quoted are estimates, and it is pointed out that this fact should be constantly kept in mind. From the estimates at hand it appears that the production of crops in 1913 was materially below the average, the yield per acre of all crops combined being smaller than in any year in the past decade with the exception of 1911. The corn crop, the most valuable product of this country, accord to the estimates, fell below 2,500,000,000 bushels, which is smaller than any crop since 1903. Wheat production, with an estimated total of 753,000,000 bushels, is the largest ever recorded in this country. This crop was matured before the drought became effective. Brief mention is made as to crop conditions throughout the world. From the estimates it appears that there were increased areas sown to wheat, oats, barley, rye, and corn and that the average wheat acerage has probably yielded a record outturn. Barley, oats, and rye are bountiful crops, but corn will probably give the poorest result in twenty years.

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