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Schuylerville Standard

Schuylerville, Saratoga County NY

January 25, 1893

(transcribed 2004 by Carolyn Bulgey)

Matters of Local Interest;
The Talk of the Town.
·Remember the fair at the St. Nicholas Hall.
·Frank Whitman, of Hoosick Falls is in town.
·Mrs. Willard McCreedy is seriously indisposed.
·E. S. Root, of Mechanicville, visited his parents here over Sunday.
·The “Metropolitans” who were at the opera house last week, met with 
·very poor success.
·Rev. I. A. Youmans, of Troy, will preach in the M. E. church, Sunday morning and evening.
·Rev. L. A. Dibble will help Rev. Clark in his meetings at Williamstown, Mass., the coming week.
·The high school scholars enjoyed a sleigh-ride to Bacon Hill, last night, where they were entertained by
 Bert Thompson. ·The young peoples' society of the Reformed church will hold a social in the church parlors, Thursday
 evening of this week. ·Mr. And Mrs. Lawrence, of Hoosick Falls, who formerly resided in this place, were the guests of
 Mrs. J. H. Dillingham, last Sabbath. ·The Hotel Schuyler barn is rapidly approaching completion. It will be one of the most commodious
 barns in this section when completed. ·Rev. J. A. Hainer will be absent one week from his charge here, assisting his brother in revival work
 in New Jersey. He will leave, Monday. · Mrs. C. J. Doughty, wife of Prof. C. J. Doughty, both of whom were formerly members of the faculty of
 our school, is in town, visiting friends. ·Neal Donahue has signed with the Montgomery, Ala., baseball team as a fielder for the coming year.
 His headquarters are at present at New Orleans. ·Mrs. K. B. Mowry, the well known artist, recently two of her pictures to the art department of the
 World's Fair at Chicago. They were accepted. ·A number of our society people attended the annual ball given last Thursday evening, in the state armory
 on Lake ave., by the Citizens Corps of Saratoga. ·The following are the newly elected officers for the Thomsons Mills Sunday school: P. F. Dixon, supt.;
 Miss Cassie Sherman, asst. supt.; Miss Lettie Dixon, sec. and treas.; Nellie Gorham, organist;
 George Dantz, librarian. ·John Crawley and James Wilson drew sawdust across the river on the ice just below the dam, at Thomsons
 Mills, last week. Mr. Wilson has resided in that vicinity for thirty years, and he states that it is the
 first time he had ever known such a thing to be done. ·Frank Norton Post, No. 116, G. A. R., at its meeting last week, voted to attend the lecture of Rev. Henry
 Gordon at the M. E. church in a body. It was also decided to hold a "camp-fire" on Thursday evening, Feb. 2.
 Those old "vets" who are outside would find it to be for their own interest to become members of the Post.
 There is strength in union. ·The marriage of Frank Ellsworth and Miss Carrie Grippen, of Saratoga, occurred at the residence of the
 bride's parents, last Wednesday afternoon. Among the presents were a house and lot on Henry street valued at
 $6,000 from the groom's father and a $500 bond from the bride's father. Mrs. Ellsworth, nee Miss Grippin is
 a niece of Miles Grippin of this place. ·Mr. And Mrs. C. H. McNaughton gave a dinner, last Thursday, to a number of their immediate relatives,
 It being the occasion of Mr. McNaughton's fiftieth birthday. The following from out of town were present:
 Mr. And Mrs. D. S. Potter, Miss Bessie Potter, and Malcolm Potter, of Glens Falls; Mrs. Kate B. Mowry, of
 New York city; Mr. And Mrs. Fred McNaughton and family, and Mr. And Mrs. E Town, of Northumberland. ·The Victory Military band will appear at the opera house, on Friday evening of this week, in the far-famed
 Irish drama, “Shamrock and Rose.” Admission, 25 cents and 35 cents. This home institution should be well
 patronized, and thus encourage the members of the band. Following is the cast of characters: Barney 0'Brady, (An Irish Bouchal),……….James Farrell Squire Fitzgerald, (Rose's father),…………..Simeon Gordon John Desmond, (An outlawed patriot)………Charles Flanagan Shaun Carey, (A Spy),………………………John Ryan Captain Beck, of the ……………..Wm. Barrett Lieut. Douglas king's ……………..Philip Burns Thornton yeomanry …………….Chas. Cormie Rose Fitzgerald, (Rose of Wicklow),………..Miss Alice Gordon Ileen 0'Rouke, (Barney's Shamrock),……….Miss Katie McCullough Nano Desmond, (John's Sister), …………….Miss Minnie Spinks Soldiers and Insurgents ·J. G. Budd, of the firm of Budd brothers, bicycle dealers, Glens Falls, was in town today, in the interest
 of his bicycles, The Lovell Diamond. ·Capt. E. S. Wood, of this place, and John Gill, of Smithville, are contestants for a gold watch offered by
 the General Schuyler steamer company. ·The case of Elizabeth Thorn against Margaret Cook before Justice McMahon and a jury, Monday, resulted in a
 verdict of $35 and costs in favor of Mrs. Thorn. ·Capt. C. D. Thurber, cashier in the National bank here the past year, has tendered his resignation, to take
 effect April 1. We learn that Charles Brisbane, teller in the bank, will be promoted to the position. _________________________ VICTORY MILLS DEPARTMENT ------------------------- ·Miss Lou Sheehan spent Tuesday in Saratoga. ·Miss M. Dixon visited friends in Cambridge, Saturday. ·Thomas Caplice, of Cortland, is spending a few days with his parents. ·Mrs. P. Casey, of Saratoga, visited her mother, Mrs. 0'Neil, a few days last week. ·Mr. And Mrs. John Tracey welcomed a little daughter, recently. Congratulations. ·John Caplice returned to Troy, Thursday, after a three week visit with his parents. ·Marshall Brissett and Mrs. Spinks returned, Saturday, from Clintonville, where they attended the funeral of
 their mother. ·The prize of $20 offered by James Mealey, of Schuylerville, to the person who guessed nearest the length of
 time the candle would burn, was won by Josie 0'Connel of this village. No use of talking, boys, Victory
 people have great heads. ·Patrick Noonan and family went to Reed's Corners, Sunday, to attend the funeral of Mr. Noonan's brother-
 in-law, James Burke. Among others who attended the funeral from this village were: Mr. And Mrs. Patrick
 0'Rourke, P. Humphreys and son, William, W. Caplice and family, Alice and Nellie Creigan, James Barrett
 and daughter, Katie, P. 0'Rourke, Misses Mame McGraw and Mary Ryan. Mr. Burke was well known here and highly
 respected. He leaves a wife and seven children to mourn his loss. _____________________________ THE NEIGHBORHOOD _______________ Maple Grove. (Received too late for last week's issue.) ·Austin E. Brisbin is visiting friends and relatives in Albany. ·Miss Grace E. Bennett, who has been ill with scarlet fever, is convalescing. ·Mrs. J. H. Smith, accompanied by her niece, Miss Camilla Shaw, are visiting relatives in Pittsfield, Mass. ·Miss G. Lillian Brisbin, who has been confined to the house with a sprained ankle, during the past week,
 is again able to be around. ----------- Kent. ·Charles Perry, of Ballston Spa, has been at home for the past two weeks, visiting friends. ·Libby Hayes, who has been teaching a successful school here for twenty weeks, will close the term on
 Friday of this week. ·Miss Jennie Chamberlain returned home, last Friday, from South Glens Falls, where she had been visiting
 Mr. And Mrs. George Shurter ·George Clancy, who had been running the grist mill for F. D. Roods, has gone to Gansevoort to work for
 Cary & Toms, in the steam mill, and F. VanWagner will move into the house vacated by him. ·We are having the coldest weather that has been known for years in this section. Many people are complaining
 of their cellars freezing. The mercury has ranged from ten to fourteen degrees below zero for four weeks. ·Mr. And Mrs. Edwin Richardson, who have been staying at the home of Mrs. Richardson's parents since their
 return from their wedding trip, have left for their home in Glens Falls. They have the good wishes of their
 many friends. ------------ Ketchums Corners. ·Mrs. Joseph Hammond is very sick with lung trouble. ·L. Butler and son, Earl, of Gloversville, were in this place the first of the week. ·Four gentlemen from Mechanicville were at our church Sunday morning and evening, helping in the good work. ·The cold weather of the past six weeks has been so severe that it is now hard to get water for stock,
 and everybody is wishing for rain and warmer weather. ·E. H. Butler and wife, of Troy, attended theur grandmother's funeral, and remained over Sunday in town,
 the guests of E. W. Howard and George Perkins' family. ·E. W. Howard has secured a position as agent for John Williams, of Albany, dealer in silverware, novelties,
 books, etc. He will commence work in Stillwater this week.. ·Mrs. Amanda Orton died at the home of her grandson, Ernest W. Howard, on Wednesday evening, 18th inst.,
 of a complication of diseases. Mrs. Orton was born July 4, 1808, and was therefore in her eighty-fifth year.
 She was the mother of twelve children, and outlived them all. She left seven grandchildren, ten great-
 grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. The funeral was held from the house, at 12 M. Friday,
 Rev. D. B. McKenzie officiating. ---------------- Quaker Springs. ·Miss Cora Wilcox has gone to Albany on a visit. ·Frank Coons has taken his farm back. The one known as the “Barker” farm. ·A. CC. Meader as a job of carpenter-work to do for Charles Mann, at Deans Corners. ·It was very cold here, last Sunday morning, the mercury registering 10 degrees below zero. ·Mrs. C. P. Brightman has been very sick, but we are glad to learn that she is considerably better. ·The new superintendent, A. M. Smith, is pleasing everybody. He is the right man in the right place. ·Cameron & Potter started out, Saturday, with their celebrated churn, which is bound to be a great success. ·R. Esmond, last week, put in a drive well down through his shop, and struck a splendid fountain of
 clear water. ·There are lots of trotting horses in this section, but all are afraid to start for fear they will be beaten,
 and so lose their records. ·J. M. Perkins has sold one of his wood lots west of the Springs, to Murray & Wright, and they commenced
 cutting ties, last Saturday. ·E. R. Meader has taken the job to build a hotel for Wm. Howland, south of Cedar Bluff. The main building
 will be 30 x 40 feet, with a wing 25 x 30 feet; also barns and ice house. ·Ice ponds in this vicinity do not amount to much, this winter. Many of them are frozen solid to the bottom,
 and as a consequence, the farmers must draw their ice from the lake and river. ·On Friday afternoon and evening of this week the ladies' aid society will meet at J. H. VanVranken's.
 Supper served from 6 to 9 o'clock; ladies, 5c, gents, 10c. An entertainment will also be given by the
 "Peake sisters,” from the Green mountains, which will cost 10 cents extra. Let all who desire to help
 the good women put cushions in the church attend. If you cannot come, send in your 25cents, and they
 will be thankful. ------------------- North Easton. (Received too late for last week's issue.) ·Mrs. Emma Becker has purchased a new piano. ·The school meeting held in Dist. No. 7, $500 were voted for a library. ·Miss Fannie Mosley, of Poultney, was in town, last week, to attend the wedding of her cousin,
 Miss Anna Ensign. ·George Ensign, who lives just across the river, has been quite sick for the past few days, but is now
 out of danger. ·Edwin Balch and Miss Anna Ensign were married at the residence of the bride's mother in Easton,
 January 11, at one o'clock P.M. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Mr. Mott. The bridal party left on
 the afternoon train for Boston, carrying the best wishes of a host of friends. ------------------- Fort Miller. ·Orin Closson is quite ill. ·Reuben Galusha is added to the sick list. ·The scarlet fever patients are improving. ·Miss Minnie Pruyn, of Glens Falls, is visiting at S. L. Thompson's. ·The young folks are as happy in their fine coasting as previously in their unequalled skating. ·N. Carswell, who had been at Rexford's Flats for some time, packing ice, returned Saturday. ·Congratulations are extended to Mr. and Mrs. Augustus Hermance, by his friends in this village. ·J. D. Mott reports marked success as a representative of the Sick and Accident Insurance company. ·Over forty are claimed by the Hainer brothers as converts to religious belief, during the past two weeks. -------------- Schuyler. ·Wm. N. Ingersoll has been confined to the house with a severe sore throat. ·Mrs. M. Murray of Geyserville, spent Sunday with D. W. Murray and wife. ·Murray & Wright have cleared one wood-lot, this winter, and have begun work on another. ·The next Reading Circle meets with Miss Jennie Esmond, Friday evening, Feb. 3. Everyone is invited. ·Miss Matie Lockrow attended the birthday party given by Miss Alice Wright, at Ketchums Corners,
 last Saturday. ·Mrs. Alexandria McQueen and daughter, Agnes, spent part of last week in Boston, Mass., where they attended
 the wedding of a friend. ·The regular W. C. T. U. meeting will be held at the home of the president of the union, Mrs. D. W. Murray,
 Wednesday afternoon of this week. ·The Old Saratoga Association P. of I. Will hold their third anniversary, Feb. 1. An excellent program
 is being prepared for the occasion, also an oyster supper, cake and coffee, for only 25 cents a ticket. ---------------- North Easton. ·S. M. Welling is on the sick list. ·Quite a number are at Salem attending court. ·Miss R. Elma Ingerson spent Saturday at her home in Saratoga. ·Miss Addie Handy, of Saratoga lake, is the guest of J. S. Barden and wife. ·Quite a number attended the Decker's minstrels at Greenwich, last Friday evening. ·Mrs. Mary Handy is visiting her daughter at Mechanicville, Mrs. Geo. VanWie. ·We understand there is to be a masquerade party at Alonzo Skiff's, in the near future. ·Forest Wool, who is connected with the mail service between Rutland and Troy, is spending a few days in town. ·Becker & Ensign left, Monday, for another drove of sheep. They have handled about 15,000, so far this season. ·Edwin Balch and bride returned from a week's sojourn in Boston and will reside at North Easton until spring
 and then they will make Greenwich their future home. ·The gentlemen of the M. E. church gave a handkerchief social at Friend's seminary, last Wednesday evening.
 About seventeen dollars were realized. It was one of the finest events that has taken place in this vicinity,
 for some time. ---------------- Locals. ·The many friends of Capt. D. F. Baker will learn with regret of his serious illness. Drs. Ferguson and
 Vandeveer, of Albany, were called here for consultation, last Thursday. ·The A. O. H. will give their second grand concert and ball at Atwell's hall, Victory Mills, on the evening
 of Feb. 10. They will spare no expense to make it one of the greatest affairs of its kind ever held in town. ·Augustus Hermance and Miss Cora Green were united in marriage on Sunday, Jan. 15. Rev. A. G. Cochran
 performed the ceremony. The happy couple returned from their wedding trip this week , Monday, and are
 receiving the congratulations of their many friends. ·James Church, who has been employed several years past in D. A. Bullard & sons paper mill, has accepted
 a position with Adams & Bishop, of Newberg, at a salary of $1000 per year. His many friends, and their name
 is legion, will be glad to learn of his good fortune. Edward Whitman has been promoted to the position made
 vacant by Mr. Church. ________________________________________ HAPPENINGS OF THE VICINITY Gathered from Many Sources. ·There will be trotting on Saratoga lake, Saturday afternoon of this week. ·There are fifty-three Sundays in 1893, the year beginning and ending on the first day of the week. ·Dr. Lemon Thomson, 2nd, of Glens Falls, has been called to Albany by the serious illness of his uncle,
 Lemon Thomson. ·A meeting of the local canine and poultry fanciers was held, Tuesday last, at Saratoga, and organized a
 kennel and poultry club. ·Supervisor Daniel Washburn, while operating a buzz-saw at Gansevoort one day last week, has one of his hands
 severely lacerated. ·A wild cat which measured four feet from its nose to the tip of its tail, was shot by Gideon Brownell in
 Cambridge on Wednesday. The animal had been prowling about the vicinity for two weeks. ·The knitting mill of Newland, Neilson & Co., was damaged about $1500 by fire Saturday afternoon, at
 Stillwater. It was extinguished by the automatic sprinklers in the room, and the services of the village
 fire department were not needed. ·James Dence, while at work in the glove shop of Lyke & Bishop, Friday morning, accidentally ran a large
 shaving knife into his abdomen, inflicting an ugly gash, fully four inches deep. He is in a very weak
 condition, and it is thought he will die. ·A meeting of the directors of the Stillwater and Mechanicville Horse Railroad company has been held, and
 a committee appointed to obtain an electric franchise and the privilege of changing motive power to
 electricity. The change is to be completed by May 1. ·John P. Leland has discovered a layer of anthracite coal in the shale base of his farm a mile south of
 Mechanicville. The quality of the "black diamond" strata is unmistakable, but the quantity tells another
 story. It was found at the bottom of a sixty-six feet drill for water. ·The old grist mill in Ballston that has been run for the past forty-nine years by Nelson Shouts, is offered
 for lease. It was built in 1814 for Barrett & Bullen by Soloman Mann, a millwright, from Littleton, N.H.,
 and some of the original wooden gearing constructed by him is yet in good running order. ·At the Worden hotel, Saratoga Springs, may be seen a life-sized picture of the late Hon. James W. Husted,
 the "Bald Eagle of Westchester", who was an intimate friend of Sheriff W. W. Worden, the Worden proprietor.
 The crayon portrait is the artistic work of Mrs. Kate E. Mowry, of New York city. ·The Skinner mill at Stillwater lately purchased by the Schuylerville National bank, is about to be bought or
 leased by the Sprague paper company on the Batten Kill, and turned into a leather board factory. Leather
 board is a profitable industry, the price being from $60 to $90 a ton. It will employ from 40 to 60 men. ·The trustees of the new public library at Ballston have elected their Village President Douglas W. Maybe as
 president, Charles R. Clapp as secretary and Thomas Kerley, cashier of the Ballston Spa National bank, as
 treasurer. The library will be temporarily located in the high school building. Secretary Clapp was
 empowered to take steps for the incorporation of the library by the Regents. ·The affirmance by the Court of Appeals of the conviction of Carlyle W. Harris for the murder of Miss Helen
 Potts, was received with approbation, at Glens Falls. Young Harris' reputation was shady when employed in
 that village as drug clerk, and two young ladies of the first families of Glens Falls, were classmates of
 Miss Potts at the boarding school where she met Harris, and were subpoenaed as witnesses on his trial. ·The County Board of Fire Underwriters at its annual meeting at Ballston Monday, elected: President, R. C.
Dater of Ballston Spa; vice-president, C. A. Howland of Mechanicville; secretary, B. H. Searing of Saratoga
 Springs; treasurer, John Marshall of Bacon Hill. A vacancy in the executive committee was filled by the
 election of S. D. Sheldon of Schuylerville. Secretary Searing was recommended as inspector. ·John E. Gage, proprietor of the Gage machine works established at Waterford some sixty-five years ago by
 George Gage, has made an assignment to Horace E. Mc. Knight of Ballston. The assets and liabilities have not
 yet been stated, but the sums due preferred creditors aggregate nearly $1500. Mr. Gage was supervisor of the
 town of Waterford for five years, and a year ago was candidate for the republican nomination for the office
 of sheriff. Politics is believed to be the cause of his financial embarrassment. ·The water commissioners at Saratoga Springs have run, figuratively, against a snag in their scheme to
 reclaim the leakage from the reservoir in the Loughberry brook below it, for Frank W. Lawrence, owner
 of the Excelsior spring, is also owner of the grounds through which the brook flows. He claims all of
 the water flowing in the brook by virtue of his riparian rights. Mr. Lawrence is undoubtedly legally
 right, but his present course will not tend to increase his popularity in a village on the verge of a
 water famine. Some of the property owners we also learn have commenced action against the water
 commissioners. They deny the right of the board to allow water to be diverted to be used as motive
 power in operating elevators, machinery, etc. at times when houses are entirely deprived of it. Ex-judge
 L'amoreaux is their attorney. ·John Person, as referee named in a foreclosure judgment entered in this county in the action of George West
 against the Mount McGregor railroad company and Allan B. Russ, will sell in the court house at Ballston Spa,
 Monday, March 6, next at 10 o'clock A. M., the property of the defendant, consisting of its railway and real
 estate in the towns of Saratoga Springs, Wilton, Moreau, and Corinth, rights of way, tracks, fences, depots,
 etc., locomotive, coaches, freight and other cars, etc. and the Hotel Balmoral with its furniture and
 appurtenances. There will be exempted from such sale the lot on Mt. McGregor deeded to the late Joseph W.
 Drexel, dated April 1, 1885, containing what is known as the Grant cottage, also the building known as
 the Arkell cottage, including the land extending fifty-five feet in every direction from its foundation
 walls. ·The circuit court, Justice Russell presiding, began the January term, and out of 109 cases on the calendar,
 forty-two were said to be ready for trial. The case of the Electric Construction company against Rev. J. J.
 Heffernan, of Schuylerville, was dismissed with costs. Mary Powers against Henry Hilton, Bush against
 Beauchemin, French against Barrett et al., and LaDow against Bryant had been settled and Abel against Abel,
 Monz. Slade against, Major against Flausburgh, Franklin against Doyle et al., and French et al. against
 Pierson et al., are to be referred. In Davison against the Saratoga Union Electric Railway company, a
 demurer is to be argued. Among the counselors who appeared in non-enumerated motion, was ex-judge
 Joseph Potter, of Whitehall. The action of trespass of John Washburn against Nicholas Palmer, was the first
 case brought before a jury and resulted in a non-suit. Next came the replevin action of Sigmund Ashner,
 of New York, against D. H. Deyoe, ex-sheriff, to recover value of goods sold on an execution against
 H. Metzner, and was on trial at the hour of adjournment.

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