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Schuylerville Standard

Schuylerville, Saratoga County NY

January 4, 1893

(transcribed 2004 by Carolyn Bulgey)



Matters of Local Interest;
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The Talk of the Town.
·A. Barrie is again able to be in his place of business.
·George Burton assisted B. L. Hurd during the holidays.
·Charles Sheldon, of New York City, is home for a few days.
·Remember that the stores begin their early closing tonight.
·A. C. Hammond is cutting ice on the river, to fill local ice houses.
·Mr. And Mrs. Clifford Lottridge spent the holidays in Hoosick Falls.
·Arthur Root was up from Albany for New Year's day visiting friends.
·Lee Hurd, of Columbia college, New York city, is home for a few days.
·Mrs. William Van Volkenburgh has returned from a visit to her parents in Williamstown, Mass.
·The young people have had skating on the river, the past week, for the first time in some years.
·Officers are to be installed by Frank Norton Post No. 116, G. A. R., Thursday evening, Jan. 5.
·The Y. P. S. C. E. of the Reformed church, hold a business meeting tonight, in the church parlors.
·Mrs. E. R. Clark and little son have returned from Creek Centre, where they spent the holidays.
·Mr. And Mrs. Gordon Van Volkinburgh are in Saratoga, visiting Mr. and Mrs. Frank Adee, of that place.
·James Bryant and wife have removed to Corinth, where Mr. Bryant has found employment with A. Meader.
·Ice cutting on the river at Thomson's Mills was commenced last Friday morning. The average thickness
 is eleven inches. ·The Junior Christian Endeavor society of the Reformed church, held a sociable in the church parlors,
 Monday afternoon. ·Mr. and Mrs. George Wroath and their grand-daughter, Miss Helen Short, spent New Years day with friends
 in  Saratoga springs. ·Gus Welch, formerly of this place, and now representing the Mass. Mutual Life Insurance company, spent
 Sunday with friends in town. ·William Bulger, whose mind has been affected for some time past, was taken to Ballston, last week, where
 he will receive medical treatment. ·We are indebted to P.W. Mahon, who has an excellent position as steward in the Lakewood, (N.J) hotel, for a
copy of the Lakewood Times and Journal. ·There will be revival services at the M. E. church, this week. Rev. F. 0. Winans, of Gansevoorts, and
 Rev. Mr. Clark, of Williamstown, will assist. ·Felt hats for ladies and misses will be given free at the Bazaar, 128 Broadway, to any person who will buy
 the trimming and have it trimmed. M. H. Delong. ·Orville Town, who had been taking a course of studies at school in Springfield, has returned to his former
 employment as book-keeper for D. A. Bullard & Sons. ·The engine on this branch of the Fitchburg railroad, broke a tire on one of its drivers, Friday, and the
 passengers had to walk a mile or more to reach the station at Saratoga. ·At the communion services in the Reformed church, last Sunday, forty-one persons were received into
 full membership upon confession of faith. At the preparatory service, last Friday night, twenty-six
 candidatesreceived the ordinance of baptism. ·Saturday night about 10:45 o'clock, fire was discovered in the clothing establishment of Brackman & Levy,
 at Hoosick Falls. The origin of the fire is unknown. The stock was badly damaged by fire and water. The loss
 was partly covered by insurance. The damage to the building was slight. ·What was formerly known as the Gardner & Rich electric-light plant, was sold, Thursday, in front of the
 National bank. E. D. Starbuck of Saratoga, bid on the nineteen arc lights in the village for $350
 and Dr. Gray, of Greenwich, the rest, consisting of the poles, wires and fixtures, for $3,000. ·Do not forget that the stores close Wednesday and Thursday nights of this week, and Monday, Tuesday,
 Wednesday and Thursday nights of each succeeding week until April 1, at six o'clock. The object of this is
 to give the store-keepers and clerks a much needed rest, during the dull season, from their tedious fifteen
 hours daily service. ·Prof. E. S. Harris, superintendent of schools in Catskill, is visiting his parents here during the holiday
 vacation.He recently met at an educational gathering at Syracuse, two former principals of our school,
 Profs. Black and Weeden. Prof. Black, who has recently inherited a snug fortune, told him that at the end
 of the present year, he would retire from the profession. Prof. Weeden is teaching at Frankfort, where he
 has a large school. ·Philip Schuyler, a descendant of General Schuyler, of Revolutionary renown, died, last Friday, at the old
 Schuyler homestead in Watervliet. Mr. Schuyler had been ill for a long time, and for the last few years led
 a retired life. He was more than fifty years of age, and was a thoroughly respected citizen. The brothers
 and two sisters are the sole survivors by direct descent of the old family, and are Isaac Schuyler, who
 lives at Manchester, Vt.; Garrett, who lived with Philip, and Miss Alida, who lives with her sister,
 Mrs. G. B. Wilson. ·The stallion, "Morning Star," belonging to the estate of the late Peter Welcome was sold last Saturday,
 to Isaac Oatman, for $270.00. The horse was bid up to $265.00 by Oswald Welcome, but Mr. Oatman got him
 at the price named. It is thought by those present that $5 more would have changed the purchaser. Now that
 Mr. Oatman has secured the horse, it has been stated by horsemen who ought to know, that he will be worth
 a thousand dollars within a year, under the present owner's care and training. Salem Review-Press. ·Monday was a great day for the blacksmiths. ·M. H. Delong's Bazaar will be closed Thursday evening. ·A boy choir has been organized in St. Stephen's church. ·William Van Doren and wife, of Mechanicville, were in town, Sunday. ·There have been several reports of attempted burglary in town recently. ·School reopened Tuesday with the scholars and teachers all in their places. ·Miss Doras Rosa, of Saratoga, is the guest of Mrs. George Salisbury on Spring street. ·Miss Mabel Doolittle has been promoted to the principalship of the Catskill school at $900 a year. ·George Hornibrook and wife, of Cohoes, called on their many friends here and at Victory, this week.. ·The Saratoga circuit court and oyer and terminer will open at the courthouse in Ballston Spa, January 23. ·Charles Watson and wife, of New York city, spent a portion of last week here, the guest of Mr. and Mrs.
 George Watson. ·The town authorities state that all persons who do not pay their taxes can expect to have their property
 sold to pay for them. ·Notice McCreedy & Parks new advertisement in this issue, offering a handsome silverware present to anyone
 purchasing $10.00 worth of goods. ·At a recent meeting of Schuyler Hose company held at their rooms, a resolution was passed which highly
 commended the secretary, H. B. Myers, for his faithful work in their behalf. ·Dr. John Strang and James McCarty have opened a blacksmith shop and are prepared to do horseshoeing in
 accordance with the most modern ideas. The doctor will give his patrons the benefit of his extensive
 veterinary experience. Mr. McCarty's reputation as farrier for some of the noted racers in his fatherland
 is well known, and he has the benefit of many years experience in this country. ·At the regular meeting of the General Schuyler Engine company, Jan. 2, the following were elected officers
 for the year: R. Russell, president; A. Hermance, 1st vice pres.; J. E. Gorham, 2d vice pres.; Anson Paris,
 foreman; M. Carey, 1st asst.; D. H. Craw, 2d asst.; J. E. Bennett, sec.; W. J. Taylor, treas.; Wm. Wood,
 property man; Craw, Loyd, Northrup, Taylor and Bennett, finance committee. ·The agreement made between the business men to close their stores four evenings in the week, is the
 strongest ever made by them. The clothing stores have sworn to the agreement before a notary public,
 and even the markets are included, at a later hour, in the articles. Do not embarrass your friends by
 asking them to sell goods on these evenings, but rather by not doing so, show your approval of this much
 needed reform. ·Don't fail to read Tefft & Potter's January price list, found on the supplement in this issue. It is a
 perfect cyclone of bargains, and is worthy the attention of our readers. They are live dealers in almost
 everything. For instance: One bale of unbleached muslin at two cents a yard; Toile du Nord Ginghams at
 9 ¾ cents a yard; $12 Reefer jackets at $6.98; and a great cut on all dress good – some at half price.
 Read their new advertisement, found in another column. ·The following agreement has been signed by the business men pf Schuylerville: We, the undersigned business
 men of Schuylerville, do hereby mutually agree that we will, commencing Jan. 4, 1893, and continuing to
 April 1, 1893, close our respective places of business at 6 o'clock P.M. on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and
 Thursday nights of each week, and will allow no sales in our places of business after that hour.
 Dated: Jan. 2, 1893; Signed, Tefft & Potter, J. Mealey, P. Davison, Smith Bros., Curtis & Naylor,
 McReedy and Parks, M. Howe, I. Whitman, Welling & Ensign, Miles Root, W. T. Scully, H. M. Rosenburg,
 Shoor & Steinhardt; and for the same nights at 7:30, the following markets: R. Funson & Co., Proper Bros.,
 Geo. H. Bryant, E. E. Walker. ______________________________ DEATHS ______________________________ VANDERWERKER.---At Bacon Hill, N.Y., Dec. 31, 1892. Ella May, only daughter of Jones A. Vanderwerker,
 aged 5 years. ___________________________________ A Rare Work of Art ___________________________________ People have been attracted, recently, by the exhibition in the show windows of Welling & Ensign
 of two pairs of large and elegantly framed pictures of the General Schuyler Steamer company produced from
 photographs taken during their visit to Mechanicville, last summer. The process by which the pictures
 are produced give them their name, “Bromides” or “Bromide Prints” and is the only way in which portraits
 of large groups can be accurately produced. Copies of these pictures are to be exhibited in some of the
 largest art galleries in this country as well as at the Chicago World's Fair, as representations of the
 process. The pictures were taken by T. C. Lentz, of 200 Clinton avenue, Albany, and were furnished by
 F. J. Lawrence of Albany. It rarely happens that work of this kind is exhibited outside of the large cities;
 but through the generosity of one of our most public spirited citizens, P. McNamara, the people of our
 village can avail themselves of this artistic treat. Mr. McNamara, after having secured the photographs
 on the occasion of the company's visit to Mechanicville, had these splendid pictures produced, elegantly
 framed and presented to the Steamer boys. We were unable to ascertain the cost of the pictures but are
 satisfied that their monetary value is such as to raise them to the highest point in the estimation of those
 whose idea of a work of art is in proportion to the financial outlay. The Steamer boys' gratitude to
 Mr. McNamara for this valuable exhibition of his interest in them is unbounded, and while it not only
 expresses the friendliness of one of our heaviest tax-payers for the boys themselves, it is also indicative
 of the sagacity of Mr. McNamara as an extensive property owner in encouraging our peerless fire department
 whose services are any time liable to be of incalculable value to our village.

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