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Schuylerville Standard

Schuylerville, Saratoga County NY

January 11, 1893

(transcribed 2004 by Carolyn Bulgey)

Clarks Corners.
·The foreign missionary society gave a tea at I. J. Cary's last Friday evening.
·William and Mary Harris spent the holidays at their home in this vicinity.
·Miss Sarah Kellogg spent the holidays with her brother in Brooklyn.
·Some of the farmer's in this vicinity have begun filling their ice house.
Maple Grove.
(received too late for last issue)
·The best pig story we have ever heard comes to us, this week, from a reliable source: Harmon Viele,
 one of our neighbors, killed three pigs, last Tuesday, which were born last April, and which dressed,
 respectively, 382, 374, and 348 pounds. This beats the turkey story, and we don't believe anyone can
 equal it. The pigs were of the Chester White breed. ·Taxpayers will please remember that on all taxes not paid on or before the 24th day of January, 1893,
 a fee of five percent will be charged. ----------- Kent. ·Mrs. John Ellsworth is on the sick list with a severe cold. ·C. E. Roods has just received a fine lot of new cutters. ·Our post-office has been closed for a few days, but we are in hopes of having it running again in a few
 days with a new post-office. ·Abe Blooming has sold a fine cow to a party in Saratoga. ·We understand that Michael Shiggens is about to get married. ·H. N. Gilber has gone to Cambridge, to visit friends. He has left his store in charge of S. Chase. ----------- Schuyler. (received too late for last issue) ·Jay Lasher, who has been spending a week with his parents, returned to North Adams, Mass., last Saturday,
 where he is attending school. ·Miss Mary Riley is at Mrs. Clark Lasher's. ·Charlie Hawkins left for Chicago, Monday. ·While D. W. Murray's team was coming down the hill at Cedar Bluff, last Saturday, the neck yoke broke,
 letting the load of thirty-two chestnut ties on the horses' heels at which they started, making a wreck
 of the wagon but not hurting the horses or driver. The team left the wagon and ran across the railroad
 track, and down near the lake they stopped and were caught. ------------- Fort Miller. (received too late for last week's issue) ·Hay, per ton, calls for $13, $14. and upward. ·The “Conundrum Banquet” was well seasoned with merriment. The menu promised many strange dishes; when
 furnished many of them were delicious. Some selections proved to be remarkable combinations, but all
 were accepted with rare good feeling. Real pleasure, hearty laughter, and $20 in cash were the results. ·The people in this vicinity rejoice over the prospect of a pulp mill, but go sorrowing at the loss of a
 grist mill. Those outside of the firm wonder why one industry must make place for another. Our village is
 so small, our industries so few, our population so sparse, our churches, schools and stores so small, weak,
 and inferior to those of our sister villages that we can but illy spare a single man or a single industry.
 The grist mill is the only one in miles, and calls in the farmers; with the farmers come trade and money.
 Build the pulp mill, gentlemen, and let the grist mill stand. ------------ Middle Falls. ·Mrs. F. Looker and two children, of Troy, are at C. Parker's. They were called by the death of Mr. Looker's
 father, of Greenwich. ·Our school began, Monday, after the holiday vacation. ·Miss Ruth Brownell, who had been visiting friends here, has returned to her home at West Cambridge. ·Mrs. Mead is spending a few weeks with her sister, Mrs. S. Bennett. ·George Morse and bride, nee Miss Rickitson, of Peru, N. Y., visited his brother Orville, last week. ·We hear that one of our widowers has recently married a grass widow. ·George Burch and wife have recently returned after a week's visit with his mother in Johnsonville. ·Burglars broke into J. Baum's store, Sunday morning about two o'clock, by breaking a large glass in the
 door. They broke open the money drawer and took nearly $3 in pennies, also about a box of cigars and some
 cakes, and then made their exit out of the cellar door. A woman who resides across the way heard the crash,
 but thought it was something at the bans. A young man was arrested on suspicion, Sunday. ---------------- Advertised Letters. ·List of letters remaining in the post-office at Schuylerville, N. Y., on the first day of January, 1893: Mrs. Ella N. Barker, W. J. Donlan, Imogene Granger, Mrs. Olive George, Theodore C. Gifford, Fred Hawkins,
 Joseph Lalilerte, George D. Miller, Remington Man. Co., M. Tenenbaum. Persons calling for these letters will call for Advertised Letters. C. H. McNaughton, P.M. ---------------- North Easton ·Miss Grace Ensign returned home from Granville and Poultney, last Saturday eve. ·Charles Ensign and Joseph Becker arrived home from West Granville with another drove of sheep and lambs. ·Cards are out announcing the wedding of Edwin Balch, of Greenwich, to Miss Anna M. Ensign, of this place,
 to occur Wednesday, Jan. 11, at 1 o'clock P.M. ·There is to be a special school meeting in Dist. No. 7, Saturday evening, Jan. 14, for the purpose of
 raising money for the school library. ·Miss Maggie Cornell gave a dinner party, last Saturday, to quite a number of friends. Dinner was served
 at 3 o'clock, to which they did ample justice. The day will be long remembered by those present. ·Albert Slocum has sold his woodlot to Mr. Harrington. ----------------- Fort Miller ·Winnie Bristol and Maud Crocker are added to the sick list. ·Evangelistic services commenced, Tuesday evening, at the Reformed church. The pastor, assisted by his
 brother, conducts the meetings. ·A few are already gathering in their share of the ice crop. The ice is said to be eleven inches thick. ·Our townsman, J. D. Mott, represents the American Sick Benefit and Accident association. ·Sleigh bells, were heard for the first time this season, January 9. ·Our lads tell of great distances skated over in, - well, almost no time; the speed of the best track
 horses beaten. The boys' lives are in the past; in memory they still glide over the ice. ·Miss Payne and her pupils resumed work, Monday, Jan. 9. ·Our village school numbers 31. It has been largely discounted, in the last few years; fifteen years ago,
 it numbers between 75 and 85 pupils. ----------------- North Easton (received too late for last week's issue) ·Miss Annie Yerton has gone to Berlin to attend the wedding of her sister. ·Miss Mary Potter spent last week in Troy, visiting her school friends. ·Christopher Darrow has purchased a pair of fine matched colts from Charles Booth. ·Miss Nellie Pratt returned to the Plattsburg normal school, Monday, after spending the holiday vacation
 with her parents, at this place. ·Reuben Harrington was quite badly injured, recently, bya tree falling upon him. ·Grace Ensign left, Monday, for Granville, to attend the wedding of a school friend, Miss Lemoyne Dillingham. ·Herbert Ensign is cutting ice for the farmers in this vicinity. The ice is of a fine quality, and over
 ten inches thick. ·Fannie Stover spent her holiday vacation with friends in Sandy Hill. ·Fred Butler is sick with rheumatism. ·Mrs. John Potter and daughter, of Cambridge, are guests of Mrs. Potter's parents, Mr. And Mrs. Joseph Becker. ·Edith English, who is attending the high school at Stillwater, spent the holidays with her father and mother,
 Mr. And Mrs. Sanford English. ·Charles Anthony spent the holidays at home. ·Israel Bremensthal has purchased the Mary Bishop residence, and will convert it into a blacksmith shop. ·Mr. And Mrs. Samuel Thompson had a large family gathering on Christmas day. A Christmas tree was erected
 in the spacious parlors, which was loaded with presents for all. A sumptuous dinner was served at 3 o'clock,
 to which the guests did ample justice. As the shades of evening began to gather the company departed for
 their homes, wishing each other a “Merry Christmas” and a “Happy New Year.” The occasion will long be
 remembered by those present. ------------------- Communication. Many have noticed the change in the expressions of the young ladies of Schuylerville and Victory
 Mills, for the past few days, and we suppose it is due to the fact that Mr. O. B. Hitchcock, who was
 appointed station agent at North Bennington, is here again and once more greets them with his pleasant
 smile. Mr. Hitchcock's notice of the change was very brief; consequently he had to hustle in order to make
 the rounds of his lady friends before his departure. We do not know just why Mr. Hitchcock did not hold
 his position but rumor says that his young lady friends after spending one sleepless night, sent in a
 petition to superintendent Snyder requesting him to restore Mr. Hitchcock to his former place. However,
 we are glad he is with us once more, and hope that he will not be disturbed soon, again. ------------------- Ketchums Corners. ·Mr. And Mrs. Sanford Wright and daughter spent the Sabbath with their brothers and sisters at this place. ·Miss Mary A. Wright has not been as well for the past week, but is a little better, at this writing. ·Mrs. Temple is quite sick and under the doctor's care. ·Mrs. A. Orton has been very sick for the past two weeks, with stomach difficulty. ·The annual meeting of the county association of the Patrons of Industry of Saratoga county will be held
 at the rooms of banner association on Wednesday, January 18 at 10 o'clock A.M. ·Lewis Perkins is attending school at the Albany business college. ·Arthur B. Hatch has taken the Ferris farm at East Line to work for another year. Mr. Ferris is lucky to get
 so good a man to work his farm. ·The Ketchums Corners Sunday school has commenced the new year with an entirely new set of officers, as
 follows: A. D. Putnam, superintendent; George Perkins, assistant; Lewis Perkins, sec. and treas.; Fay Myres,
 asst.; Misses Lillie Coon and Jennie Wright, librarians; George Perkins, chorister; Miss Nannie Thomas,
 organist. ·The week of prayer was observed at the church. Much interest was manifested, and those who attended had
 their spiritual strength renewed. ·The steam saw mill seems to be doing a flourishing business. ·The ladies' home missionary dinner on Thursday last, was a success both socially and financially. We were
 not present, but those who were spoke very highly of the occasion. We understand they realized a
 snug little sum. ·At the Christmas tree, Christmas eve, Mrs. D. B. McKenzie, in behalf of the ladies' home missionary society
 presented the Sabbath school with 56 nice large books for their library. This society has now presented the
 school with about $100 worth of books. The ladies of the society also presented their president,
 Mrs. D. B. McKenzie, with a purse of $15.00. ·The Epworth League elected the following officers, Sabbath evening: President, Miss Nannie Thomas;
 1st vice, Mrs. D. B. McKenzie;2nd vice, Mrs. J. Caldwell; 3d vice, Miss Libbie Putnam; 4th vice,
 Mrs. H. McOmber; secretary, Mrs. M. Lasher; treas., Charles Myres. ___________________________ VICTORY MILLS DEPARTMENT ----------------- ·Lewis Robeson, of Boston, was in town, a few days last week. ·Mr. And Mrs. Daniel 0'Callahan went to Poughkeepsie, Friday morning, to attend the funeral of
 Mrs. 0'Callahan's brother, John Saunders. Mr. Saunders was a frequent visitor, here, and will be
 greatly missed by a large circle of friends. ·The dramatic company lately organized in connection with the military band is progressing rapidly
 and intends giving an entertainment in the opera house, before Lent. ·Mrs. W. G. Terry, of Little Falls, is visiting Mrs. J. O. Hannum, for a few days. ·Mr. And Mrs. J. O. Hannum are spending the week in Boston, Mass. ·James J. Tracy is suffering from blood poisoning. ·The body of George 0'Rourke, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Rourke was brought here from Wilkesbarre, Penn.,
 Monday, where he died of heart failure, after an illness of four days. George was well known and highly
 respected by all who knew him, and his sudden decease was a great blow to his many friends. Much sympathy
 is felt for his parents in their great and sudden bereavement. Funeral took place this morning, at 9:30. ·Simeon Gordon is dangerously ill, at this writing. ·James Roberts, who went to North Adams, two weeks ago, where he had a position as carpenter, returned,
 Monday, in search of his tool chest, which has gone astray. It contained some very valuable tools. -------------------- Maple Grove. ·Some of the farmers are busy filling their ice houses sith very nice ice, clear and solid. ·The roads are so hard and smooth that the horses need sharpening every day if they are used much. ·David Wilson spent the holidays at home with his parents. He attends college in the east, now, we believe. ·The farmers have been paying in their taxes quite rapidly, the past few days. The farmers say that rye will
 go up after the taxes are paid. It ought to go up before; and would, only for those gigantic monopolies
 and speculators that gamble in all kinds of grain. When you have to sell rye for less than a penny a pound,
 it is very poor business. ·Tax payers will please remember that I attend at Schuylerville, every day this week, for the purpose of
 receiving taxes. _____________________ HAPPENINGS OF THE VICINITY Gathered from Many Sources. ·George N. Weatherwax, local superintendent of the advertising department of the Delaware and Hudson
 railroad, went from Saratoga to Corinth to visit his friend, Station Agent Davies, last Wednesday. ·After dinner they took a walk to the pulp mill, and in going through one room, Davies fell into the
 canal and was being drawn by the swift current towards the ponderous waterwheel, when Weatherwax, with
 great presence of mind, reached down and saved him. ·Nelson R. VanDenburgh, of VanDenburgh Brothers, contractors and builders of Ballston Spa, was precipitated
 headlong, last Wednesday afternoon, in the new M. E. church, which his firm is erecting, from a scaffold
 twenty feet to the temporary floor of the auditorium, by the breaking of a plank. He struck upon his head
 and shoulders, fracturing his skull behind the left ear and rendered him unconscious. A pool of blood
 flowed from his ear upon the planking before he could be picked up by the willing hands that soon surrounded
 him. His injuries were very severe by the concussion of the brain, and he was otherwise internally injured.
 He died, Saturday afternoon. He was sixty-one years of age. ·The second annual indoor athletic games of the Saratoga Citizens' corps were held in the armory of that
 company, last Wednesday evening. There were fourteen events as follows: One hundred yard run, won by Private
 Jesse S. Morris, 13 4-5 seconds; one mile walk, won by L. E. DeGroff, 9:18 1 2; 440 yard dash, won by Fred
 Reagan; time, 1.05 2 5; running broad jump, won by George Wilson, 17 feet 1 inch; 888 yard dash, won by
 R. P. Holden, 1:50 2-5; running high jump, won by George Wilson, 5 feet 2 inches; one mile run, won by
 Charles F. Wells, time 5:54; 120 yard hurdle, won by George Wilson, 19 seconds; three-legged race, won
 by Ritchie and McNair, time 0:33 4 5; 220 yard hurdle race, won by G. H. Wilson in 0:36 2:5; potato race,
 won by Fred Reagan; the obstacle race was won by Fred McNair. Each winner and second man in each event
 received a gold and silver medal, respectively. The silver challenge cup offered by the company to the
 man making the greatest number of points was awarded to George Wilson, who will hold it for one year. _________________ School Notes By one of the pupils ·Our report books have come again. ·E. Burritt taught for Miss Laing, last week. ·Steps are being taken to organize a “Glee club” in the high school. ·The position of pianist is very acceptably filled by Miss Annie Cavanaugh, this week. ·The classes for next term are now being formed, so there shall be no delay occasioned by waiting for books. ·The trustees have had a photograph taken of the school building for the purpose of sending to the
 World's Fair. ·The skating was so good, last week, that “School Notes” could not resist the temptation to prolong its
 holiday vacation. ·There are to be five graduates, this year, one young lady and four young men. They elected their class
 officers, last Tuesday. ·The Columbian cadets will commence their drills again after the adjournment, which was caused for the
 purpose of letting the boxing fever pass over. ·The pupils have been improving the opportunity for skating which we have had lately. Some of those from
 out of town use their skates as a substitute for their horses. ·Miss Doolittle, our former preceptress, paid the school a visit, one day last week. Her school in Catskill
 is closed for a few days, on account of the prevalence of diphtheria, there. ·After this year, the members of the senior class in the high school will be expected to write three orations
 during the year, which are to be delivered at the morning exercises of that department, one in the fall,
 one in March and one in June. The class of '93 will write only the one for March. ·At our literary exercises, last week, the president, vice-president and secretary being absent, a temporary
 chairman was elected to preside during the evening. Following is the program: Declamation, “He followed
 Copy.,” Fred Dennis; essay, Miss Mary E. Toohey; recitation, Miss Hattie Merritt; essay, John Sarle;
 instrumental solo, Miss Mary Welch; recitation, Nellie Costello; the debate, “Resolved that water is a more
 destructive element than fire.” The leaders were, affirmative, Ralph Washburn; negative, John McLindon.
 It was decided in the affirmative. The meeting adjourned after the report of the critic.

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