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Schuylerville, Saratoga County NY
January 18, 1893
(transcribed 2004 by Carolyn Bulgey)
Matters of Local Interest; The Talk of the Town ·Don't forget the “bargain days” at Curtis & Naylors's, this week. –Adv. ·John E. Snyder, a former resident of this place, was married last Wednesday, to a young lady in Lenox, Mass. ·Mr. E. A. Spencer and daughter, from Gilman, Col., are visiting Mrs. Spencer's mother, Mrs. Collamer
on Pearl street. ·Miss Maggie Callahan returned from Dean's Corners, Saturday, where she has been employed for the past week,
dressmaking. ·Alonzo Hammond continues to move the chrystalized waters from the river near William Durkee's, to the amount
of sixty loads some days. ·Fred Hawkins, who has worked E. W. Towne's farm successfully the past two years, is to try his fortune again
upon W. S. Deyoe's farm at Woodworth Hill. ·Rev. O. J. Squires , of Lansingburgh, interested in the Saratoga County Bible Society, died at his home in
Lansingburgh, Monday. The funeral was held today. ·Fred Peck is to give one of his interesting recitals in the school house at Thomsons Mills, next Tuesday
evening, January 24, for the benefit of the Union Sunday school at that place. All are cordially invited
to attend. ·Rev. W. H. Hainer, of Irvington, N.J., brother of the pastor, preached in the Reformed church, last Sunday
morning and evening. He is assisting Rev. J. A. Hainer in special meetings at Fort Miller, with good results. ·Owing to the breaking down of locomotives the Fitchburg train due at Saratoga from this place at 4:30 P.M.
Thursday, and the 7:35 P.M. train from Boston and the east did not arrive at the Saratoga station until
11:15. P.M. ·Inasmuch as several of Dr. R. H. McCarty's patients have surmised that he was preparing to leave
Schuylerville, he wishes to say that he intends to remain as long as he can see anyone else here.
The doctor also wishes to state that his patients are of the best, and he cannot live without them. ·A letter has recently been received by a lady in this village from Mrs. May Crosette, who will be well
and pleasantly remembered by many friends in Schuylerville. Mrs. Crosette is teaching in a hospital at
Chefoo, China. She has spent several years of her life in the Celestial Kingdom, as a teacher and missionary. ·Notwithstanding the extreme thickness of the ice this year, L. Dupuis had a horse heavy enough to break
through the ice while hauling gravel to Clarks Mills Saturday. The water where the accident occurred was
eight feet deep. A valuable horse was saved by the presence of mind of several men who were near by. ·At a meeting held in G. R. Salisbury's office last Wednesday evening, of the committees of the
Gen. Schuyler steamer company, Gen. Philip Schuyler hook & ladder company, and Schuyler hose company No. 1,
for the purpose of electing a treasurer of the fire department for the ensuing year. W. S. Ostrander was
elected chairman, and J. L. McMahon, secretary. Amos B. Jaquith was the unanimous choice of the committees
for the position. ·James R. Lawrence, a native and formerly a well known resident of this place, died suddenly of appoplexy in
Dr. Talmadge's Tabernacle at 10:30 A.M. Sunday, December 25. Mr. Lawrence was born in Schuylerville and
resided here, until about twenty years ago, when he removed to New York city. He leaves a widow but no
children. He is survived by one sister, Miss Harriet Lawrence, residing at Northumberland, and two brothers,
Philip, a resident of Hoosick Falls, and John, who resides in Delaware. Two of his brothers, well known
in this county, were the late S.R. Lawrence, of this village, and Harlow Lawrence of Gansevoort. ·We take the following from the New York Sun of January 12, concerning a former well known pastor of
"The people of Perth Amboy are getting religious these days in allopathic doses. It began
about New Year's Day when the energetic young pastor of the First Methodist Episcopal church,
the Rev. W. E. Blakely, thought his people needed a religious awakening. The services of an
evangelist, the Rev. Dr. J. Wilbur Chapman, were secured to lead the meetings at the church.
Every one knows that Perth Amboy is an unsanctified sort of a seaport, whose people would rather
talk of the latest crime than hear preachers tell them how bad they are. Now, there has been a
religious awakening such as the place has never before experienced, and many are fleeing from the
wrath to come. It remained for Mayor E. R. Pierce, however, to join in the spiritual crusade in a
manner never before heard of. Mayor Pierce always stood well with the church people, but no one ever
suspected him of such positive proclivities to Methodism as he exhibited, yesterday. The Mayor issued
the following proclamation: 'Owing to the great interest manifested by our citizens in the meetings
held by Dr. J. Wilbur Chapman, assisted by the gospel singers, Mr. And Mrs. J. J. Lowe, therefore,
I, as Chief Executive of this city, earnestly request all merchants and businessmen of every kind,
to close their places of business on Wednesday, January 11, from 3 o'clock P.M. until 5 P.M.,
affording an opportunity for all to hear this great preacher and the sweet singing of Mr. And Mrs. Lowe.
E. R. Pierce, Mayor.”
Mayor Pierce is evidently very much impressed with the urgent need of Perth Amboy, for yesterday his
messengers distributed among the storekeepers neatly printed yellow placards for their windows, bearing
the announcement: 'This place of business will be closed from 3 to 5 P.M., in accordance with the Mayor's
proclamation and on account of the Chapman meetings.' The meetings this afternoon and tonight were crowded. ·The A. O. H. will give their second grand concert and ball, Feb. 10, at Atwell's hall, Victory Mills. ·Abe Gradwohl will be at the Schuylerville house this week Friday evening, with a full line of jewelry. – Adv. ·Eugene Wicks has been visiting friends in town the past week. He has been absent from here about twelve
years. ·The regular prayer meeting in the Reformed church, this week, will be held on Friday night instead of
Wednesday. ·Arrangements are about completed for a stereopticon entertainment by the Hulbert brothers, in the
Reformed church, next Tuesday. ·Friday and Saturday of this week are great bargain days at Curtis & Naylor's. Don't forget them.
Everything sold at the lowest prices. – Adv. ·The 78th anniversary of the Saratoga county Bible society will be held in the Presbyterian church in
Ballston Spa on Wednesday, January 25. ·Henry Naylor, of Granville, was in town Monday and Tuesday, calling on friends. Mr. Naylor will soon enter
the Burlington Medical college. We wish him success. ·The item in last week's paper stating that Albert Smith had gone to the Keeley institute, at Fort Plain,
was a mistake. He has gone to the Silver Ash institute at Ballston Spa. ·The Victory military band will present a play entitled “Shamrock and Rose,” at the opera house, on
Friday evening, January 27. The following evening they will visit Greenwich. ·Go to the opera house every evening this week, and see the Metropolitans in some of the leading dramas.
They are spoken of very highly through the surrounding country. C. H. Morton, who was with the Noble
comedy company, five years ago when they appeared here, is with them. ·Curtis and Naylor will make a great cut in prices on Friday and Saturday of this week, which will prove
a rare opportunity to secure a good supply of choice groceries and provisions, boots, shoes, rubbers,
notions, etc. Don't forget to bring your card on these days, so you can secure an elegant portrait of
yourself or a friend as soon as your purchases aggregate $10. Remember, everything at cut prices on these
two days only, at Curtis & Naylor's, Upper Broadway, Schuylerville. – Adv. __________________ MANGLED IN A MILL. ------------------ A Young Man Fatally Injured at Middle Falls. About 10 A.M., George Hemstreet, a young man employed in the Battenkill paper mill at Middle Falls
was caught by a shaft and seriously injured. Both feet were badly crushed and broken and one arm, besides
other injuries to his body. He was attended by Drs. Whitcomb of Greenwich, and Gow and Webster of
Schuylerville, who found it necessary to amputate his left foot above the ankle. The right arm was
fractured in three places. He died on Saturday evening. ___________________ VICTORY MILLS DEPARTMENT. ------------------ ·John Mulville is on the sick list. ·George Ogden is in town, visiting his many friends. ·Robert Nickle took a trip to Saratoga, Tuesday. ·Mrs. W. Caplice is confined to her bed, through illness. ·O. A. Clark took a business trip to Saratoga, Saturday. ·Milo F. Williams took a business trip to Mechanicville, Friday. ·J. H. Vaughn, of Troy, was in town, a few days last week. ·Maggie Dunphy went to Troy, Thursday, to spend a few days with friends. ·Napoleon Ross went to Cohoes, Tuesday, where he will spend a few days with friends. ·Kate Lahee, who has been visiting with the Misses Cregan for a few weeks, returned to her home in
Troy, Thursday. ·Louis Robeson, of Boston, treasurer of the Saratoga Victory Manufacturing company, was in town, a
few days last week. ·We expect to have a marriage on Front street, before Lent. The boys are getting their fish horns in
readiness for the long-looked-for occasion. ·Marshall Bressett and sister, Mrs. Spinks, received a dispatch, Monday, requesting them to come to
Clintonville at once where their mother is dangerously ill and not expected to recover. They left on
the afternoon train. ·Mr. And Mrs. Peter Rivers had a bran new boy come into their possession, Friday of last week. Pete was
so excited when he went to his work, Saturday morning, that he tried to open his tool chest with a
monkey wrench. ·On Thursday night of last week, Miss Kennedy gave a very pleasant tea party to a few friends. Among
those present were Miss Ott and Miss Allerdice, of Saratoga, H. Preston Smith, J. H. Collins, and
O. B. Hitchcock, (who has returned from Vermont). After a hearty repast the party adjourned to Miss Ott's
dancing class for the balance of the evening. ·Mrs. Davidson, aged eighty-seven, residing with her daughter, Mrs. William Crommie, met with a very
serious accident, Thursday of last week. She slipped on the ice and fell, breaking her leg. Contrary
to the advice of her daughter, Mrs. Davidson persisted in going for short walks around the house. It
was on one of these walks that the mishap occurred. ·Books are out, today, announcing a competition for a silver tea service, between Linney Matthews,
of this village, and Lena Prindle, of Schuylerville. The proceeds go to the General Schuyler Steamer
company. If Miss Prindle expects to use this service at her next birthday, she will have to commence
right away, as Linney is our champion hustler and intends to win at all hazards. _______________________ THE BARGAIN COMPANY ---------------- Laundry. We will commence, January 18, to send work again to Height's laundry, Saratoga. All work done
by hand and satisfaction guaranteed. Work left at our store before 9 A.M. Wednesday's, will be ready
for delivery, Saturdays. Welling & Ensign's ---------------- For Sale. I offer for sale at reasonable terms, my grocery and saloon situated on Broadway, at the foot
of Burgoyne street. Good reasons for selling. John C. 0'Rourke ----------------- Miss Grace Washburn's millinery store is the place to get your muffs relined. _______________________ HAPPENINGS IN THE VICINITY ----------- Gathered from Many Sources ·The Novelty bone works at Green Island were burned, Thursday. Loss $30,000. ·The work of erecting the Cohoes tube works iron truss roof is progressing rapidly. ·Rev. Thomas Dixon, Jr., of New York, will lecture at the opera house in Greenwich, January 2, on the
subject, "Fools." ·The reserve fire steamer at Saratoga has been tested by Chief Engineer See and found in excellent form
should its aid be needed. ·According to the Shushan correspondent of the Salem Review-Press, the Shushan shirt factory is on the boom.
More help is needed, wages are good and the power is the best in the county, and there are several houses
to rent in the village. ·W. H. Baldwin, local manager of the Mutual Reserve Fund Life association at Glens Falls, announces that
he is about to open an employment bureau for the purpose of obtaining situations for males and females,
and solicits the patronage of those having a desire to secure help. ·Glens Falls firemen have been offered the privilege of furnishing a room in the new Fireman's Home in
process of erection at Albany, to be known as the Glens Falls room, the cost not to exceed $200. The
building, complete with water, gas and heating apparatus, will cost about $24,000. ·The Union paper company of New York city, have purchased the tissue paper mill at Greenwich, of the
Greenwich paper company, and have assumed management of the mill. The present superintendent, Frank E.
Field, will be retained and the manufacture of the manilla tissue paper will be continued. ·At an Italian ball, given in a house at Mechanicville, Wednesday night last, One of the “counts” was
robbed of $103. A woman from Troy was suspected, arrested, examined and discharged; the money not having
been found in her possession. All of the parties were Italians with unwritable names. ·Fred Green and Charles Twiss were thrown from their cutter, Thursday, at Eagle Bridge. Green hung to the
lines and was dragged across the railroad track, receiving a scalp wound and several serious bruises.
The horse continued a short distance and fell, running one thill into its body about six inches. ·Deborah Whitman, widow of the late Philip E. Allen, died at her home on Burgoyne street in this village
Friday morning, January 13, at about three o'clock, aged sixty-eight years and seven months. She was
afflicted with a blood trouble from which she had suffered for several years. She had been about the
house and able to attend to the lighter duties of the household, until Sunday evening, January 8,
when she was seized with a sudden severe illness, and grew worse until the end. She was born in East
Greenwich, Rhode Island, June 3, 1824. Her parents moved to Pennsylvania, then comparatively unsettled
in the western part, when she was nine years of age, and a few years later settled in this place. Most
of the time since, she had been a resident of this town. In 1851 she was united in marriage to Philip E.
Allen. Five children were the result of their union; three daughters, Caroline, Julia and Eliza, and two
sons, Lewis and Philip, of whom the latter is the sole survivor. Of a kind and cheerful disposition, she
made little of her own sufferings, and was ever mindful of those about her. Her life work was to serve
the Master and those whom the Lord had given her. Her trust was unflinchingly and implicitly placed
in her Saviour, and she was ever submissive to the Father's will. She had been a member of the Methodist
Episcopal church over fifty years – since early girlhood. The funeral services were held from her home,
Sunday afternoon at two o'clock, her pastor, Rev. L. A. Dibble, officiating. CHURCHES. ·Pastor of the Church of the Visitation, Rev. J. J. Heffernan. ·Pastor of the Reformed church, Rev. J. A. Hainer. ·Rector of St. Stephen's (Episcopal) church, Rev. Wm. F. Parsons. ·Pastor of Notre Dame des Lourdes church, Rev. Gideon Beleveau. ·Methodist Episcopal church, Rev. L. A. Dibble. ·The Baptist church is at present without a pastor. ·M. E. church at Quaker Springs, Rev. D. B. McKenzie. ·M. E. church at Gansevoort, Rev. F. O. Winans. ·Reformed church of Bacon Hill and Gansevoort, Rev. N. J. Gulick. SCHOOLS. ·In the Schuylerville Union school the faculty is composed of Prof. O. H. Burritt, Miss Wilmot,
Miss M. E. Carpenter, Miss M. J. Chalmers, Miss Daisy Laing, Miss Kate B. Harrington,
Miss Lura A. Bullard, Miss Mary Clancy, and Miss Nettie Root. ·In the Victory school the faculty is composed of Prof. W. M. Sullivan, Miss Ella Sheehan, Miss Ella Chubb,
and Miss Margaret Caplice. NATIONAL BANK ·President, D. A. Bullard; cashier, C. D. Thurber; teller, Chas. Brisbin; Directors, D. A. Bullard,
John Wagman, John A. Dix, John Thorpe, Chas. Brisbin, Geo. H. Bennett, E. W. Holister. TOWN OFFICERS ·Supervisor, C. M. Doolittle; Town clerk, S. B. Howland; collector, James S. Brisbin. VILLAGE OFFICERS ·President, H. A. McRae; collector, L. Merritt; treasurer, N. J. Seelys; trustees, S. McReedy, C. M. Bullard,
and B. McMahon; clerk, G. R. Salisbury. BOARD OF EDUCATION ·A. f. Tefft, president; Jas. J. Cavanaugh, J. E. McEckron, A. B. Jaquith and Dr. H. C. Monroe.
T. Funson, treasurer; C. W. Law, collector. THE NEIGHBORHOOD _________________________________ Bacon Hill. ·Mrs. 0'Landers, who had been sick at the home of friends in Washington county, was able to return, Saturday. ·We have heard several complaints about dry wells and cisterns. ·Michael Riordan is suffering from an attack of rheumatism. ·W. S. Deyoe has commenced lumbering on a lot, recently purchased from George W. Hartwell. ·John Mulqueen has sold three choice Jersey cows to Samuel Beaman, of Ballston Spa. ·Reed Cramer has been having an attack of neuralgia. ____________________ Middle Falls. ·Mrs. H. Tefft and sister, Maud Salisbury, are spending a few days at Arlington. ·A donation will be given at the church, Wednesday evening, for the benefit of Rev. A. G. Cochrane, who has
so kindly filled the pulpit here, and kept the church open. Let there be a good turn out and show that we
appreciate his labors. ·W. P. Reynolds is confined to the house by illness. ·The Good Templars held extra meetings, Saturday night and Sunday afternoon, to make arrangements for
attending the funeral of their brother, George Hemstreet. The lodge rooms have been draped in mourning. ·The funeral of George Hemstreet was held Tuesday afternoon. The sympathy of the community is extended to
the bereaved family. __________________________ Schuyler. ·Good sleighing from this place to Saratoga. ·The reading circle at Mrs. Lockrow's was a success under the management of the committee, Mrs. J. D. Wright,
and Miss C. E. Peck. ·Mrs. R. H. Haight is entertaining company from New York city. ·Matthew Henderson, while getting ice out of the lake, had the misfortune to fall in, but by the aid of
George Abel, he was rescued. Cold time for a bath. ·The reading circle for February meets with Miss Jennie Esmond. ·A sad accident occurred in McCurren wood lot near Cedar Bluff, Monday morning. A young man named Brockton
was instantly killed while felling timber. The tree fell against another, breaking a limb which struck the
man on the forehead, crushing his skull. He was a son-in-law to Mr. McCurren and was married, last
Thanksgiving. _____________________________ Ketchums Corners. ·Dr. Leonard has gone to his home in Camden, for a visit. ·Mr. And Mrs. Seth Arnold, of Deans Corners, were in this place on Sunday. ·Clinton Wright, a life-long resident of this town, died at his home on Saturday last. Mr. Wright had not
been feeling very well for several days but had been around doing his chores. On Saturday about half past
three 0'clock, he brought in a pail of water and went out for another. He had been gone some time, when
E. Howard and Mr. Wright's brother, Milton, found him lying dead on the stoop near the pump. Coroner Hudson
arrived and after investigation, pronounced it heart failure. The funeral was held from the house, at
1 0'clock P.M., Tuesday. He was taken to Saratoga Springs for burial. Rev. D. B. McKenzie officiated. ·Mrs. Rogers has been very sick of late, and is still under the doctor's care. ·Allie Putnam caught a large owl in a trap, one night last week. It had killed two of his turkeys, one night,
and Allie was on the lookout. The owl measured four feet six inches from tip to tip. ·We learn that Mrs. Bidwell is quite sick, and has been for several days. ·Mrs. Temple was called to her home in Saratoga, last Friday, by the death of her nephew. ·Wm. Putnam is in New York, this week. He has charge of a car load of potatoes for Robinson & McOmber. ·We understand that one of our fairest young ladies went out Coon hunting, one evening last week. We missed
her from our prayer meeting. _________________________ School Notes By One of the Pupils ·Trustee Tefft was present at our school, last Tuesday morning. ·Thomas Dunphy was absent a few days last week, on account of the death of a relative. ·Something new in the morning exercises is a few remarks by Miss Wilmot on "Ethics; or Manners in General,"
and by Miss Carpenter on "Letter Writing." Each is to occupy about ten minutes of one morning in each week. ·We are glad to see Joseph Comisky in his place again, after his three weeks' siege with scarlet fever. ·Regents' examinations commence next week. The following is a list of studies in which examinations are
to be held:
Monday morning, January 23, Arithmetic advanced; afternoon, German second year.
Tuesday morning, Rhetoric, Arithmetic and Ethics; afternoon, Physical Geography, Civics and Economics.
Wednesday morning,Elementary English, Algebra, Plane Geometry, Chemistry and Drawing;
afternoon, Spelling, Physology and Hygiene.
Thursday morning, German first year, Greek first year, and United States History;
afternoon, Latin first year, Ceasar, Physics, English History, and Book-Keeping.
Friday afternoon, English Reading, Cicero's Orations, and Geology. ·A new and interesting feature of the debate, last week, was a quartet of young ladies: Misses Helen Brisbin,
Cornie McEckron, Myrtle Gill, and May McEckron, who rendered a vocal selection in a very pleasing manner. In the discussion of the subject, "Resolved that an educational qualification should be required for the
right of suffrage", the debaters made a change from the usual custom, by each going upon the rostrum
to deliver their argument. The essays were upon topics of interest to everyone: "Capital Punishment" by Thomas Dunphy, and "Is an
Education Desirable" by Miss Margaret Sweeney. The critic's report illustrated how difficult it is to
avoid some of the mistakes which he saw in the discourse of the debaters. The judges decided in favor
of the negative of the question. Prof. Burritt then made a few remarks in which he tried to impress upon
the society the importance of helping those who take part in the exercises by giving them their undivided
attention. The meeting adjourned after deciding by vote that the affirmative should open and the negative
close the discussions of the future. ·A mistake was made last week in stating that Miss Annie Cavanaugh was our pianist for that week. It should
have been Miss Mary Welch. Miss Cavanaugh plays this week. __________________________ Fort Miller. ·The ice measures twenty inches in thickness. ·Monday morning, the loads of pulp from Thomsons Mills, some of them weighing two and two and a half tons,
drove onto the ice at the Hudson River House, and went north by way of Hatch's Bend to the Saratoga side,
leaving the river at S. L. Thompson's – a course followed only a few times in a century. At Hatch bend,
a short distance above the dam, the river seldom freezes over. ·Miss Winnie Bristol is well again. ·Mrs. D. B. Sanders has been suffering from a severe attack of erysipelas. She is reported better. ·Orlando Vanderwerker's children have the scarlet fever. ·The religious services are well attended. Quite a number manifest more than ordinary interest.
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