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Schuylerville Standard

Schuylerville, Saratoga County NY

February 15, 1893

Schuylerville Standard   February 15 1893		transcribed by Pat Peck Jan. 31, 2006

THE NEIGHBORHOOD

Maple Grove

There was a social gathering held at John H. Smith's last Thursday evening.  A goodly number were 
present and they enjoyed a very pleasant time.
Austin E. Brisbin returned from Albany last Friday evening.
Miss J. Louise Smith spent last Sabbath with Miss Ella M. Brisbin.
The scribe attended the debate held at the Schuylerville high school last Friday evening.  We think the 
young gentlemen did very well on short notice as they did not know what the question would be until 
the night in question.  We think it would be a good think if the older people would encourage such 
things more than they do; for it gives a young man or woman good practice and makes them have 
confidence in themselves.

Middle Falls

S. Bennett entertained guests from Granville last week.
F. Looker and family and Fred Parker of Troy have been visiting their parents here.
Mrs. C. VanSchaick and daughter of South Windham Vt, are visiting their parents and many friends here.
The funeral of the infant of J. E. Webb was held Monday.  The other child has been very sick, but is 
much better at present.
Master Jay Petteys of Easton spent several days of last week with his grandmother, Mrs. Davison.
H. Kellog has moved into our village.
The ice broke up Friday night and did some damage to the Battenkill mill and carried off the bridge at 
the Big Falls.  The ice above the big rock swept across Campbell flats and turned the course of the kill 
across the same.
Rev. A. G. Cochrane will continue the meetings at the church this week.  Let us all attend and do the work 
the Master has assigned us to do.

Sarles Ferry

[Too late for last issue].
Mr. And Mrs. Albert Pierce attended a masquerade given at the residence of Mr. Skiff Friday evening. 
A successful school is being taught by Miss Ruse of Lansingburgh.  Se is a native of Cuba island.
Abel Thomas called one cold day, taking orders for fruit trees.  Mr. Sarles did not allow him to 
call in vain.
The wedding bells came very near-“just across the river.”
Mrs. R. Sarles was pleasantly remembered by a useful gift from Mrs. Vanarsdale.
Charles Sarles, wife and son, John, have been spending a few days with relatives in New York and 
Brooklyn.  They report a delightful time.
Little Robbie Pierce was made very happy by a nice pair of skates, a gift from his grandpa, R. Sarles.  
Georgie, a brother two years, younger, said he could wait until next winter, “then he and mama would 
skate.” Ye older ones learn a lesson.

Schuyler

Mrs. Sarah Lockrow went to the Geyser last week to see his brother, who is very low with consumption.
Erastus Rogers and wife, from Worcester, Mass., have moved in a part of Hiram Smith's house.
Mrs. Barton, the aged mother of Mrs. Alexander McQueen, is very sick.
Miss Mamie and Nina Githens returned to their home in New York City last Thursday.
Mrs. Agnes McQueen has finished attending school at Saratoga for this winter.
David Johnson is going to the business college at Troy.
The Patrons of Industry held their meeting last Wednesday night.
Ice is twenty-six inches thick at the lake.
Mrs. L. D. Wright, Mrs. E. Neilson and Mrs. Wm. Ingersoll are delegates to the W.C. T. U. convention 
Friday of this week.

Deans Corners

Mrs. Moses Lasher, who has been sick for some time, is convalescing.
George Mosher, who has been confined to the house by sickness, is improving.
Chauncey Bennett has been under the care of a physician the past week.
Miss Lottie Nims of Saratoga has been spending several days with Miss Anna Heustis.
Benjamin Billings went to Northville a short time ago and returned with a bride, formerly Miss VanArnum.
Mr. And Mrs. Horace Bennett visited the fore part of the week with Edwin Wilbur and family at Bemis 
Heights.
The ice business has come to a standstill.  Some have not finished filling their ice houses while 
others have not yet commenced.
Mrs. Caroline Grant, who had been spending a couple of weeks with her daughter, Mrs. C. J. McOmber, 
returned home the first of the week.
Mrs. Joseph Wilbur is in feeble health.  She is eighty-five years old and is supposed to have had a 
stroke of paralysis.  
The Dodd farm occupied by George Mosher, was bid off at the sale of Fred Dodd for $3,000.  We are in 
hopes Mr. Mosher will remain on the place another year.

MATTERS OF LOCAL INTEREST

The Talk of the Town

George M. Bennett has purchased the Napoleon Gravelle house on South Pearl street, opposite the French 
Catholic church.
J. T. Leonard, deputy sheriff, lost his badge last week.  If the finder would return it to him he would be 
greatly obliged to them.
B. L. Hurd had a set of horse shoes made out of aluminum.  The four shoes weight less than one 
ordinary iron shoe and cost $25.
Frank Clark left Monday morning for Mechanicville, where he has secured a position in the finishing 
department of the big paper mill at that place.
A number of young people from this place and Victory Mills attended the ball given by the Rough and 
Ready engine company No. 2 of Greenwich, at the Unique opera house in Greenwich Thursday evening.
The late Alexander B. Baucus, of Bacon Hill, had a $5,000 policy in the Mutual Reserve Fund Life 
Association, in favor of Mrs. Baucus.  W. H. Baldwin of Glens Falls, a manager of the company, was 
in town last week and paid the claim.
It is reported that the needlework picture made by Miss Emma McCall, late of Cambridge, now deceased, 
representing “Moses Smiting the Rock,” has been sold to a New York party for $38,000.  Miss McCall was 
well known here.
This place was visited by a small blizzard Thursday evening, which bid fair to be a heavy one; but when 
Friday morning arrived, the mercury had risen to forty degrees above zero and rain was falling.  Pedestrians 
found it difficult to keep their feet.
Mr. And Mrs. Thomas Mabb, of Grangerville, accompanied by their little babe, attended the Loudenville 
church last Sunday afternoon.  When they arrived home the child was apparently in a fit.  Coroner McCarty 
was summoned, but when he arrived, the child was dead.  He pronounced the cause of its death to have 
been suffocation caused from the fit.
At the Teachers' Institute held at Mechanicville recently, Principal J. E. Kelley of Galway delivered an 
eloquent address on “School Government”.  He showed the necessity for strict discipline.  This was 
followed by a well written paper by Principal. O. H. Burritt of this place entitled "How can Boys be Kept 
at School?"
Good St. Valentine wishes to announce through the columns of this paper that a large number of his 
saintly autographs will not be delivered until Thursday evening, the 16th inst., at the M. E. Church social 
held at the residence of F. W. Potter.  All the brethren of whatever age will receive one.  All the sisters 
of whatever age will carry a lunch for two.  Come one, come all.
The ball given by the A.O.H. society last Friday evening proved to be a very successful affair in every 
respect.  About ninety couples took part in the dancing, which was made very easy by the able 
assistance of John A. Bemis' orchestra.  The supper, which was served at the Sheehan house, was 
one of the best features of the evening and all who partook came away with a smile of satisfaction upon 
their faces.  It being a stormy night, there were very few visitors from out of town.
John D. Leonard, one of the old and highly respected residents of this town, died at his residence on 
Pearl street Monday morning at five o'clock, aged eight-seven years, from the ills incident to old age.  
Mr. Leonard had been in poor health for some time.  He was the father of nine children, seven of whom 
survive him: One daughter, Miss Margaret Leonard, and six sons, Andrew, Edward and Jacob Leonard 
of this town, George Leonard of Albany and John and James Leonard of Indiana.  The funeral will be held 
from his late residence to-morrow (Thursday) afternoon at two o'clock.  The sympathy of a large circle of 
friends is extended to the bereaved family.
Joseph Welch is very low.
See the window displays at Tefft & Potter's.
Leon Chantz of Whitehall was in town Tuesday.
William Bulger is very low with quick consumption.
Mrs. V.W. Ostrander visited in Saratoga last week.
Will Wilson of Saratoga visited in town last week.
C.H. Sanborn is in the west buying a carload of horses.
Miss Bessie Bullard was home from Temple Grove Seminary over Sunday.
Mrs. Ellen Wilbur died Sunday at Deans Corners, aged eighty-five years.
Miss Post of Stillwater, who had been visiting at T. H. Clark's, returned to her home today.
Henry Rook has given up his position with George Getman, and is now employed at Bacon Hill.
F.W. Potter has been seriously indisposed during the past two or three days.
Estimates were made on the finishing off of the hall in the school house this past week.
The trotting meeting, held at Saratoga lake last week, was well attended by the Schuylerville “sports.”
Mrs. E. Dillingham returned home last Thursday after a two weeks' visit with friends in Troy and Albany.
The exercises for next Sunday evening in the Reformed church will be “An Evening with Isaac Watts.”
C. W. Mathews of Victory Mills has received a pension for serving Uncle Sam during the last war.
Dr. McCarty had his eye cut open Tuesday while opening a door in a barn at P. Connery's.
A new secret organization was formed in town the other day, and it has quite a number of members.
Miss Mazie Thompson of Ballston and Miss Hawley of Glens Falls visited at Lucien Thompson's last week.
Rev. L.A. Dibble will be absent a portion of this week helping Rev. Brown in revival services in the city 
of Cohoes.
Rev. J.A. Hainer received 36 new members into the Reformed church at Fort Miller last Sunday.  A special 
communion service was held.
Mrs. R. Steinhardt leaves Monday for New York city, where she is looking for novelties in the millinery 
line.  She will be absent two weeks.
William Funson thought he had the Italian murderer the other day when he corralled a stranger answering 
the Italian's description, but he was mistaken.
The following have changed their advertisements this week: J. Mealey, M.H. DeLong, Tefft & Potter, Smith 
Bros., Eagle Clothing House, Frank Kavanaugh.
W.H. Baldwin of Glens Falls, local manager for the Mutual Reserve Fun Life Association of New York, may 
be found at the Schuylerville house for the remainder of this week.
The Epworth Literary will hold a meeting Thursday evening, February 23, at the Methodist church lecture 
room.  "An Evening with the Stars" is promised.  All are invited.  The program will be given next week.
“Wolvenhook,” the old homestead of the late Volcott D. Douw in East Greenbush on Douw's Point, has 
been leased by the Rev. J. Wilbur Chapman.  It is to be his family residence.  His friends will be pleased 
to learn that he is to spend his leisure time among them.
John Place met with a serious accident last Friday while drawing a load of coal up the hill near 
J. H. Chubb's.  The horse and sleigh slipped on the icy hill, throwing Mr. Place several feet from the 
sleigh and breaking several ribs.  He is doing as well as can be expected at this writing. 
Boys should be more careful when coasting as serious accidents often result from that sport. Willard 
McCreedy was knocked down and seriously bruised while going up Saratoga street one day recently.  
The trustees of the village should look into the matter at once and prevent such reckless work, as far 
as possible.

Locals.

Misses Clara and Anna LaPlante and little Miss Alice Sabourin, all of Sandy Hill, are visiting 
Mrs. C. Sabourin on Church street.
The women of the W.C.T.U. are preparing a novel and interesting entertainment to be given in 
the near future.  Quite a number of young ladies of the high school are drilling, preparatory to 
taking part.  We shall endeavor to give fuller particulars next week.
Tuesday was St. Valentine's day.  The dealers report large sales of valentines.  The best sellers 
illustrate teachers flogging their pupils.  The "love tokens" are second best.
Prof. C. O. Hemstreet has received several very flattering offers from some of the leading traveling 
companies.  Mr. Hemstreet's reputation as  first-class musician is well known in professional circles.
Mrs. Charles Davis returned from Williamstown Saturday morning where she had been on an extended 
visit.  She brings with her a little daughter.
William Snyder of Boston, Mass., is visiting his parents here.
Hiram Salisbury, one of our most respected citizens is very low at his residence on Pearl Street.

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