Watertown, NY

January - June, 1874

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1 January 1874

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Mr. THOMAS WHEELER, father of Mrs. E. L. Paddock, died on Sterling Street on Saturday, age 61 years.

Rev. Mr. Sears, on the 23d inst. in his clerical capacity again tied the hymeneal knot. This time it was for WILLIAM and AUGUSTA CABLE, than whom no better looking couple need wish or expect to live and love and travel life's journey together.

JONAS GLEASON, age 37, died of consumption in Redwood December 24th. Remains taken to Sanford's Corners for burial.

The family of RICHARD GRAY are in deep affliction in consequence of the death of their daughter, JENNIE, (MRS. BISHOP) of Wyandotte, Mich., whose remains were interred here in Lakeview Cemetery on the 24th inst. She was a member of the Congregational Church in the city where her earthly existence was so suddenly terminated. She was about 26 years of age and leaves a fond husband, little daughter and many friends to weep.

Measles are so prevalent that a vacation has been given in the Carthage and West Carthage schools, and also in several other schools in the neighborhood.

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Brigham Young is said to have sent orders to his agents in Europe to send over no female saints over 30 years of age.

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STATE of NEW YORK--To ELLEN ELIZA SHEPARD as sole surviving executrix of the last will and testament of JUSTIN J. SHEPARD deceased, Ellen Eliza Shepard his widow, ELLEN E. HERSHEY, MOSES B. HERSHEY, JUSTIN J. SHEPARD, MIROS? M .SHEPARD, THOMAS TAYLOR, MRS. THOMAS TAYLOR, MADISON W. TAYLOR, HARRIET A. TAYLOR HIS WIFE, EUNE P. TAYLOR, JACOB H. TAYLOR, FRED N. KILBORN, RUSSELL BURT and JULIA ANN BURT his wife defendants. You are hereby summoned to answer the complaint of HIRAM W. KILBORN, plaintiff, in the Supreme Court, which was filed in the office of the Clerk of the County of Lewis September 27, 1873, and to serve a copy of your answer on the subscribers, at their office, in the city of Watertown, in the County of Jefferson, within 20 days after the service of this Summons...or the plaintiff will apply to the Court for the relief demanded in the complaint. LANSING & SHERMAN Plaintiff's Attorney

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Cape Vincent:
The officers of Cape Vincent Lodge, No. 293, A. F. and A. M. were installed last evening by Past Master, H. A. HOUSE, GEO. R. SHARKEY, W. M.; L. O. WOODRUFF, S. W.; ALBERT SCOBEL, J. W.; PHILETUS JUDD, Treasurer; WARD E. INGALLS, Sec'y., SIDNEY SCOBEL, S. D.; S. K. BISHOP J. D.; A. H. MILLEN TYLER, JOHN KINGHORN S. M. S.; H. DeSALLUR, J. M. S. After the installation, P. M. House was presented with a beautiful maltese crosse, valued at $65, by his masonic friends of Cape Vincent as a slight token of their respect and esteem.

8 January 1874, p. 2:

Mrs. GEO. A. BOALT, on Monday, was stricken with paralysis and now lies in a very critical condition

The paragraph about ROBERT SIXBURY dying in this county at the age of 110 years, which originally appeared in The Despatch, is being published in nearly every paper in the United States. And now the Richmond Enquirer reproduces it with an exordium on the fact of his drinking proclivities. The Enquirer thinks he would have reached 300 years, if he had not drank or smoked.

At about one o'clock yesterday (Sunday) afternoon, an old man named SYLVESTER WHITE, while out in front of a house on Burns Avenue, in the basement of which he had lived for some months previous, fell to the ground, and after one or two ineffectual attempts to regain his feet stretched out at full length, Dead in the Mud!...The old man is well known by sight at least to most of our citizens. He was a very large corpulent person and was usually always on the street searching work or begging...He had lived in Watertown for some years, coming from Champion or Copenhagen where several of his sons and other relatives now reside--all said to be well to do respectable people...A short time before his death he was speaking to Mr. Burns about paying the rent, and said his two sons would be down from Copenhagen on Monday and would pay the money...It is now thought that disease of the heart or apoplexy was the immediate agent that carried the old man off.

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H. G. HAWES of Syracuse, son of WM. HAWES, of Clayton, has gone West for his health, which was very frail. He is now in Leavenworth, Kansas; has been there about two weeks and he is rapidly regaining his health, just from the change of climate.

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In the District Court of the United States for the Northern District of New York--In Bankruptcy--No. 4241--in the matter of LOTUS INGALLS, a bankrupt....A meeting of the creditors...will be held at a Court o Bankruptcy, to be holden at Watertown..on the 37th day of January 1874 at 10 o'clock a.m., at the office of M. A. Hackiey, Esq., one of the Registers in Bankruptcy of said Court. C. H. Van Brakle, Dep. U. S. Marshal as Messenger, Watertown, Dec. 30, 1873.

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Notice to Creditors. SETH RICE estate...Notice is hereby all persons having claims against Seth Rice late of Henderson..deceased intestate...they are hereby required to present the same with the the residence of Reuben Leffingwell...on or before the 15th of July next. Dated December 26, 1873, Dorcas Rice and Reuben Leffingwell, Administrators.

15 January 1874, p. 7:

L. SHARON and RICHARD SWIFT have purchased of L. H. MILLS, his property in this place, for $3,500. The property included the dwelling lately occupied by Mr. Mills, the store and 26 acres of land.

Bishop Street:
THOMAS MONTAGUE was badly kicked by a horse but is slowly recovering.

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S. P. HUFFSTATER yesterday sold a hog to MERRIT ANDRUS, which weighed, dressed, 1,016 lbs. That's a larger hog than any in Adams or Utica, though they have many very big hogs in both those places. This hog of Huff's brought $9 a cwt, and contained 865 lbs. of lard. We desire to hear of some other hog than can outweigh this one.

The Catholic congregation has a new pastor; the priest is Father Fedigan.

FARM FOR SALE - in the town of Brownville, one mile from the Limerick Depot. The farm of the late HORACE KIMBALL, containing 148 acres, well watered, with wood lot, sufficient for the farm, fine orchard, good house and out buildings, with one of the best barns in the town. For terms, inquire of Mary A. Kimball on the premises or of W. T. Skinner, Brownville.

22 January 1874, p. 1:

Good Templars in this place meet Saturday evenings. The Grangers meet on Friday night of each week. The Masonic Fraternity meet on Thursday night, once in two weeks.

The thermometer here last Saturday morning marked 10 degrees below zero.

SAMUEL GIBBONS, more familiarly known as uncle Sam, has been quite sick for a few days past; he is in his 84th year.

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The dogs in Lorraine treed a bear recently but the hunters did not succeed in killing it.

A murderous assault was made upon a teacher in district school No. 3, Hounsfield, on Wednesday last, by a big lubber of a scholar, who, being every way larger and stronger than the master, dealt him a dangerous blow on the side of the head with a slate, breaking the latter in fragments and cutting a fearful gash in the schoolmaster's head, producing a dangerous wound, from which blood flowed so freely as to give the school room the appearance of a slaughter house, after the melee. The teacher is a young man named Porter, of exemplary habits and is a capital teacher; but the neighborhood in which he labors to educate the youth is a "tough" one--more like that locality rendered famous by Eggleston in his story of the "Hoosier Schoolmaster" than any we know of...The cause of the brutal assault on the schoolmaster was his rebuke of a younger scholar for some misconduct, when the "big hulk" (his name is CHARLES POTTER), attacked the teacher as before described...

THE WOODRUFF HOUSE--Messrs. Buck & Sanger having taken another lease of this hotel they are refurnishing, remodeling and renovating it from cellar to garret. The work is being done under the direction of the lessor, Mr. GEORGE W. FLOWER...

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The funeral of the late MRS. A. M. SHEW will be held at the residence of Lewis Palmer on Washington Street, on Thursday, Jan. 22d. Mr. G. BRADFORD has purchased the handsome residence of Mr. C. O. MALTBY, on Sate Street, and will remove thither in a short time.

Married at the bride's residence, at Barnes Corners, on the 10th inst, by the Rev. Mr. Chase, MR. THOMPSON of Chaumont, a sprightly youth of 73 summers, and Miss LUCINDA BISSELL, a fascinating belle of 47 winters. The cast iron and tin pan band came out on the occasion and serenaded the party.

Mr. W. W. Carter exhibited to us yesterday a marriage license bearing date "South Carolina, February 22nd, 1742." It was rusty and yellow with age, and was issued by Lt. Gov. Bull, of that province, then under British Rule.

District Court of the United Sates for the Northern District of New York--in Bankruptcy--in the matter of PATRICK S. STEWART, bankrupt. The undersigned hereby gives notes of his appointment as Assignee of the estate and effects of Patrick S. Stewart, of village of Carthage..who is been adjudged bankrupt..dated January 14th, 1874. George Gilbert, Assignee.

29 January 1874, p. 1:

DIED--In Clark Co., Wisconsin, at the residence of Amasa Puttney, JONAH COLUM, age 37 years, late of Ellisburg, in this county.

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We are indebted to John Abbs, the gentlemanly freight agent at Philadelphia for the following item: There was shipped over the U & B. R. Road in 1873, sixteen thousand four hundred and thirty nine tons of iron ore from the Shurtlift mines.

The friends of MARVIN ZULLER will be pleased to know that he has entirely recovered from the protracted and dangerous illness which as confined him to his home for the past number of months.

The new year brings with it a new Justice of the Peace in this village, in the person of D. A. WATSON, Esq., vice PETER TASSAY, Esq., whose term expired.

The death of Dr. Coe at Theresa is truly sad for his family and friends. He was an honest man and a good dentist and citizen.

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We regret to announce that our mutual friend, DR. DAVISON, of Theresa, is confined to his room with most severe sickness. He is under the professional care of the skillful and intelligent physicians of that village, who in a fraternal spirit gratuitously minister to his wants.

Stated last week that the amount of iron ore from the Shurtleff mines shipped over the U. & B. R. R.R., in 1873, was 16,430 tons. That was the amount that went west to Syracuse. The total amount handled and shipped to all points in '73 was 28,250 tons....

Ice harvest next month.

We have had some 50 or 60 cases of measles in this vicinity this winter. Mr. Benjamin Steven's little boy, age 14 months, died with this disease.

February 5, 1874, p. 3:

There will be a grand fox chase on the ice at 8 Mile Bay, Wednesday, Feb. 11th, 1874. A wild live fox will be let loose on the ice--open to all greyhounds. Also a scrub race for horses.

Mr. James Smith is now in the store and is moving into V. Howard's house. Mr. Howard and Mr. B. Smith are to start for the West the first of March; Mr. Smith has sold his house and lot and shop to a blacksmith at Omar.

MRS. IVERS, the mother of Mr. Wallace VanAmber died at his house Sunday, after a long illness. Consumption claimed its victim and robbed a family of its mother.

Mr. Levi Anable, of this place, has bought a sawmill at Wood's Mills, and is to take possession the first of March,so the first of March brings a good many changes to Plessis.

There is talk of having an "Onondaga" Indian here at the races to run against a trotting horse. If so further notice will be given, it will be a treat.

One hundred milk cows retreated out of Alexandria last week in good order having captured for their owners $25 per head.

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WM. RENDER, Esq., an old resident of the town of Antwerp, died very suddenly of heart disease, on Tuesday evening last at 6 o'clock. Mr. render was one of the substantial farmers of the north part of the county; a man respected for his sterling honesty as well as for his many other noble qualities of head and heart. He was a consistent Democrat and one of the old landmarks of the party. Peace to his ashes.

An old gentleman named GREEN GARDNER, well known to many of our readers, met with a shocking death yesterday morning, at his home in Whitesville (East Rodman). He went out to the barn to attend to his stock, and not returning to the house as soon as he ought, a search was made for him by the family, and he was found under the feet of one of the horses in the barn with his skull broken in and with life extinct. Mr. Gardner was quite an aged man, being in the neighborhood of 70 years old. Coroner Lewis went out to East Rodman yesterday to hold an inquest.

February 12, 1874, p. 4:

We observe that Mr. A. B. Moore of this city has purchased an $8,000 farm near the village of Brownville, known as the John F. Myers farm. The farm is composed of 150 acres, and near it Mr. M. owns another farm of 200 acres.

We are glad to be able to announce that the Brownville cotton manufactory will be in full operation again by the 10th of this month after a long season of idleness. The mill will be operated by Mr. John Wall late of Fulton, Oswego Co., and formerly of Rhode Island. ...He will employ about 65 hands and will give quite an impetus to business, not only in Brownville but in Watertown as well. We wish him unbounded success.

We are deeply pained to record the death of Mr. LEVI SMITH, which took place at his residence in this city, about 2 o'clock yesterday morning. The immediate cause of death was billious fever, but Mr. Smith had been afflicted for years with a painful disease of the leg, which doubtless aided the fever to terminate the life of one of our best citizens and an honest man. Mr. Smith was aged at the time of his demise a little over 67 years. He leaves behind him a wife and five children--all married, we believe. Mr. Smith was brother of Hon. Hugh Smith, Member of Assembly for the 2d District of this county, and was also brother-in-law of the Hon. James A. Bell, of Dexter. The deceased was for eight years postmaster of Watertown, and was a popular and efficient officer. ..

THE GOLDEN WEDDING - a Most Interesting and Pleasurable Occasion
The 50th anniversary of the wedding of Mr. and Mrs. GEORGE GOULDING, was celebrated at the residence of the venerable and respected couple in Juhelville, this city, on Thursday evening last. ...First there was singing by the choir of the Stone Street Church--"Auld Lang Syne". This was followed by an Invocation by the Rev. R. G. Keyes. Then came that charming and appropriate old Scotch song, entitled "John Anderson, My Joe," rendered in exquisite style by Mrs. Dr. Robinson. Miss Mollie Kellogg read the companion poem of Jean Anderson, My Joy. The choir then sang "Coronation: after which Mr. Myers Thompson, Treasurer of the "Goulding Golden Wedding Fund," presented Rev. Mr. Livingston (past of the venerable couple) a neat basket containing scores of well-filled envelopes...on the 23d of December 1823, one mile and a half from here, their wedding had occurred...Mrs. Goulding was the former Mary Willard...after supper the amount received was over $865, and $100 was in gold...Mr. Goulding came to Watertown from St. Lawrence County in 1823 and worked in a furnace with Jerre Kimball...Mary Willard was a factory girl at the old cotton factory. Her father was a farmer in Pamelia on what is now known as the Deacon Williams farm. It was there that their wedding took place in 1823. (This story is about three columns wide; descendants would want to get a full copy.)

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We regret to learn that Mr. HOSEA MOFFATT of Limerick, a former well known businessman of this city, died at his residence near that village on Saturday. Mr. Moffatt was an energetic enterprising man during his lifetime, and his death will be regretted by a wide circle of friends and relatives.

RESOLUTIONS OF REGRET--Resolutions passed at Redwood Lodge, No. 198, I. O. G. T., January 31, 1874, in memory of their deceased brother CHARLES A. GRISWOLD. ...Committee on Resolutons: Mr. E. M. Crabb, W.C.T., Mrs. H. Zoller, W. W. T., Miss L. L. Crabb.

An Obituary from a special meeting of Antwerp Grange No. 19, by the Hon. LEVI MILLER on the life of WILLIAM RENDER...

Sanford's Corners:
One of the best cheese factories in this county has been built here and under the supervision of M. Cooper, Esq.

Our school, of which we cannot speak too highly, is taught by J. T. Morrow of Pamelia.

The blacksmith shop is owned by M. Dillenbeck who is considered one of the best workmen in this county.

Dr. Gaudett, the dentist, is teething this week and next in Theresa.

Judge Watson here, of the inferior court, in addition to his judicial and literary pursuits, has officiated twice as connubial felicitator in the marriage of J. J. HALL to LUCINDA BOOTH and JOHN M. McCOY to MARY SLOCUM; and this reminds us that on the 3d inst., Father Crayton of the Catholic Church, married GEO. SWANTON to MRS. CURRAN.

Next week the ice houses will get their fill. Mr. Stevens of Albany will be on hand to fill his large ice house. Ice is splendid now in the bay.

The new steamboat in process of construction is progressing finely and will be completed early in the spring. James P. Ervin is to be her captain.

MR. SAMUEL MORSE, an old and respected inhabitant of Natural Bridge, and for many years previous to 1802 a merchant there, committed suicide during the present week by taking poison. No cause is assigned for the act.

The funeral of DANIEL EDWARDS was held in the Methodist Church last Sunday.

Jay McWayne is getting his lumber ready to build an addition to his hotel. We hear Mr. H. Binninger has taken the contract to build Mrs. Van Allen's house. The house owned by Stephen Jaycox was burned on Saturday evening, Feb. 7th.

Elliott Makepeace has been elected Master of Watertown Grange.

Bishop Street:
Ben Spencer is slowly recovering from sickness.

Eugene Collins cut his foot badly with an ax, which will lay him up for a long time.

February 19, 1874, p. 2:

February 17th: This morning about 11 o'clock, as a wagon containing a number of voters going to town meeting at Adams Centre, started from the front of the Cooper House, the rear seat being unfastened, tipped back and precipitated three persons violently to the ground; all three striking on their heads. The injured persons were: Mr. L. Ripley, Charles Clark and John Ross. Mr. Ripley received serious injuries on the head and back. Mr. Clark had his shoulder blade fractured, and Mr. Ross was injured on the head. The parties were conveyed to the Cooper House and medical aid summoned. Dr. Bemis dressed their wounds.

CHARLES E. GRISWOLD died of meningitis a short time since. He was a young gentleman about 19 years of age and was a promising intelligent young man. He was teaching school in Theresa at the time of his attack.

It is a splendid little girl at Henry Hafford's. Weight, short.

Mr. TERPENING, a farmer residing about three miles from here, died sometime during Wednesday night, of a tumor, after the most intense suffering.
Mrs. Curran, of Plessis, has been and gone, and got married.

Evans Mills:
The name of the boy who rescued the teacher from the hands of the blacksmith is Henry Dumas. That boy deserves a medal for defending his teacher.

D. C. Bishop has bought the Mannsville Hotel.

One day last week, while James Wager and Clarke Cooke of this village were engaged in cutting ice on the pond near Roberts Corners, an accident happened to Jim. He stood on the cake and sawed it off, which proceeding transformed him into a baptist in a jiffy. The water was about forty feet deep, and Jim, standing on 5 feet 9 in his boots, couldn't touch bottom. Clark rant to his assistance and pulled hm out; whereupon Jim took the first train for home.

Mr. SAMUEL BROWN, of this village, is a veteran who is entitled to the golden wedding degree. He was married to Miss MARY HODGE, February 9, 1824; fifty years ago the 9th of the present month--the old gentleman lost his eyesight a few years since from cataracts, but can see well enough to go to the polls at every election and vote a sound Democratic ticket and one that he has voted without flinching for 54 years.

Sanford's Corners:
Mr. T. JEWETT who has been a resident of this place for 54 years, and is now 70 years of age, has cut and drawn over 200 cords of wood.

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The house of Mrs. CATHARINE IRELAND with contents, about a mile from Anterp, was entirely destroyed by fire Thursday night. Lost estimated at $1,000; partially insured. The family was awakened by their dog and barely escaped with their lives.

The Cape Vincent Brass Band, which for the last ten months has been under the leadership of Prof. H. M. Lewis, of this city, gave a Promenade Concert at Hammond's Hall, Thursday evening, to a large and appreciative audience...The net proceeds of the concert were about $100.

The music establishment of Mr. George S. Darling in this city, is a credit to the partnership...that well known and popular musician and thoroughly good fellow, H. SIGNOR PARSONS. Not feeling like going out alone to Malone, Mr. Parsons took a partner along with him, namely, Miss AUGUSTA DARLING, now Mrs. H. Signor Parsons, the charming and accomplished daughter of G. S. Darling. The wedding took place on Tuesday last...

The funeral of the late Mrs. PUTNAM, mother of Mrs. GEORGE W. FLOWER, will be held from Mr. Flower's residence, on Sterling street, tomorrow (Sunday) afternoon at 2 o'clock.

Feb. 12, 10 p.m.: A fire broke out about 8 o'clock this evening in the roof of John F. Connell's residence on Mechanic Street. The house with much of its contents was entirely consumed. A strong south wind was blowing and fanned the flames into fury. It is thought impossible to save a large two story house, a two story house on the west side of the street, a large barn on the east side and another barn in the rear. A fire also caught this afternoon in Frederick's drug store, but was subdued after great efforts. Carthage has no fire department or apparatus of any kind for the extinguishment of fire except a few hand force pumps.

RESOLUTION OF RESPECT--Whereas it has pleased Almighty God, in His wise providence, to lay His hand upon our late brother, ROBERT TENEYCK, by removing him from this world to the world to come...Resolved that the Department tender to the family and friends of our later brother, their heartfelt sympathy...C. H. VanBrackle, W. M. Penniman, W. A. Boon, Committee

SAMUEL GIBBONS, mentioned in our last communication, died week before last.

D. C. Hown, while dragging logs to Omar Mills, the other day, attempted to cross the pond, when the ice gave way and let team, logs and all into the water, with the thermometer 15 degrees below zero.

The oldest man in the town of Orleans is FRANCIS TUSAN. He is 96 years old, had lived in town some 45 years, is a Canadian Frenchman by birth, has always used tobacco and strong drink, is now hale and hearty and threshing his grain with the old time-honored flail, and take care of some 15 head of cattle this winter.

Wm. Rogers, of this place met with an accident a short time since which might have been much worse. In unloading some logs, something gave way and his ankle was caught between two logs and he was held a prisoner until his son came and released him. He is getting about now with crutch and cane.

Mr. R. D. Barden has sold his house and blacksmith shop to Mr. J. C. VanEpps.

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Subjoined is a list of the successful candidates for Supervisors: Those marked with * have been re-elected:
Adams, O. D., Green,* Rep.
Alexandria, Newton Rand,* Dem.
Antwerp, Elijah Fulton *Farmers
Brownville, A. A. Gibbs* Rep.
Cape Vincent, L. O. Woodruff,* Dem.
Champion, not heard from.
Clayton, John Johnston,* Dem.
Ellisburgh, not heard from
Henderson, Leonard Seaton, * Dem.
Hounsfield, Dr. Tyler,* Dem.
LeRay, Fred Waddingham, * Rep.
Lorraine, C. C. Moore,( Dem.
Lyme, c. Empey, Rep.
Orleans, Pliny Newton, Dem.
Pamelia, Justus Leavitt, Rep.
Philadelphia, George E. Tucker,* Dem.
Rodman, O. D. Hill,* Rep.
Rutland, H. P. Dunlap,* Rep.
Theresa, George Yost,* rep.
Watertown, C. Richardson,* Rep.
1st Ward, C. W. Acker,* Dem.
1nd Ward, J. C. Knowlton,* Rep.
3d Ward, T. C. Chittenden,* Dem.
4th Ward, L. F. Phillips,* Rep.
Wilna, F. Penniman,* Rep.
Worth, J. M. Ackley,* Dem.

February 26, 1874, p. 2:

By telegraph from Champion, we learned that M. C. Merrill (Rep) was elected Supervisor by 23 majority. J. E. Green, Dem. for Ellisburg, 150 majority.

Mr. J. S. Nicholas, age about 65 years, met with a serious accident at the residence of his son-in-law, Mr. James Lawrence, on Morrison Street yesterday, by slipping and falling on a wet plank walk breaking his thigh. Dr. Spencer was immediately called and we understand the injured man is as well as can be expected.

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The good people here are most pained and surprised at the death of MRS. WILLIAM BROWN. She was beloved and respected by all who knew her.

We have in our harbor an old relic that has been sunk a number of years which did some good in fighting in the year 1812--the gun boat Sylph. I understand that Mr. Thos. Rees is getting ready to inclose her inside of a pier to moor his vessels to while unloading this summer. It will be well to mention it before she is shut in from the outside world. Many of the old inhabitants remember her when on duty. Peace to her remains.

Mr. Elias Rusho and his son-in-law left Gananoque to to to Grindstone Island and on one of those cold days recently, and got partly across the river, when the son-in-law started on ahead of Mr. Rusho, who being unable to keep up, stopped on a small island all night, and froze his hands and feet badly. They found him in the morning in that shape, and it is reported that Dr. Potter of Gananoque had to amputate both feet, and probably will have to amputate both hands.

March 5, 1874, p. 5:

Our obituary notices contain the announcement of the death of one of Watertown's oldest and most respected citizens. We allude to the demise yesterday of ALANSON TUBBS, Esq., the senior member of the firm of A. Tubbs & Son. Mr. Tubbs has been in business in Watertown since 1827, and during all that time has ever borne a character for honesty and worthiness. His funeral will take place on Sunday afternoon at half past two o'clock.

William Finucan, of Brownville, had his leg broken by falling from a wagon, in that village, on Thursday. He had been assisting at a "raising bee", and the accident occurred as he was starting for home.

We are pained to record the death of ALEXANDER BROWN, Esq., of Carthage, which occurred at his residence in that village, on Thursday night last. Mr. Brown had been ailing for some days previously, but his demise is startlingly sudden nevertheless. The deceased was an energetic man and was well known through the county as a genial and honorable man. He was borther-in-law of Lysander H. Brown, Esq., of this city.

Jacob Putnam, Esq., of Three Mile Bay, one of the principal stockholders in the company, visited our office yesterday and left with us samples of the brine and salt from the new spring. They are now on exhibition here, and we invite the inspection of all who desire to test the quality of the newly discovered article. The stockholders are naturally quite jubilant over the new turn affairs have taken in their "petroleum prospecting" venture, and Mr. Putnam assures us that if the brine can be pumped in sufficient quantities to warrant the erection of mammoth Salt Works, on Point Peninsula he, for one, is prepared to take $10,000 stock in a company that will develop and manufacture the article for purposes of commerce.

Alexandria Bay:
Capt. Peter July sails the steam barge Glasgow, the same as last year. Capt. Eugene Girard sails the schooner John Noyes, owned in Oswego. Capt. Bruce M. Davis is rebuilding big schooner, the Almina, giving her new wire rigging and new cabin, and she will when completed, be a model of beauty and an A-1 schooner.

Death has again entered our circle and taken from among us one of our brightest gems. Viola was her name--she was the adopted daughter of DANIEL and JULIA JULY, and was dearly beloved by all who knew her--a bright eyed laughing child of thirteen summers, and her death will not be mourned by her parents alone, but by a large circle of Sunday school scholars and associates.

The new house of J. F. Walton approaches completion.

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ALEXANDER BROWN died this Friday at his residence on West Street. He had been quite ill for a few days previous.

S. G. Johnson has repairing nearly done on the barge, and is rapidly pushing the work on the steamboat. He has her partly in frame. another week will make her show up more handsomely.

On the 23d inst., at Alexandria Bay, Miss EVA THOMSON died of pulmonary disease. The deceased was the youngest daughter of FRANCIS THOMSON, and was about 24 years of age. For more than a year past she had endured afflictive disease with unusual patience and christian fortitude.

On the 26th inst., also, MRS. MARY WALTON THOMSON, wife of ANDREW THOMSON, of the same place died. Her age was about 51 years. She was one of the best of christian women and a devoted member of Rev. Dr. Rockwell's church.

March 12, 1874, p. 2:

Mr. JOHN W. BRECKON, the contractor of the Clayton & Theresa RR, has taken a partner. He was married on Thursday to the daughter of G. H. DORR of this place. The parties left for Montreal on their wedding tour.

Mr. IRA SYLVESTER, Senior, an old resident of the town of Clayton, died at his residence today, Friday.

Oats 45 cents; butter 38 cents; hay $18 per ton; wood $3 per cord; money scarce; measles plenty; glass factory doing well; plenty of business for doctors; some boys here steal chickens.

The Redwood Debating Society is making quite a sensation in this vicinity. The last question discussed was "womans right of suffrage," in which several ladies spoke with conceded ability.

Eight days ago, Dr. Spencer of your city removed an ovarian tumor weighing 15 pounds from the person of MRS. SHURTLEFF, at Theresa. The sack also contained about 60 pounds of fluid. The patient is about 52 years old and is doing well at this writing.

Mrs. Van Allen's house is nearly finished. Almost everyone is sick with cold.

Mr. Thomas Muldoon has returned from Sacketts Harbor and opened his saloon on Water Street.

The Presbyterian Church is closed, the pastor, Mr. A. Smith, having resigned some time ago leaving the pulpit vacant. We find the Episcopal Church also closed. We find the M.E. Church open and in good running order, with the Rev. S. M. Warn at the helm.

Dr. Spencer of your city is still in town, in charge of his patient, Mrs. Shurtleff, who is still on the gain. It will be no small credit to the doctor should she recover from the operation. It is said that the tumor weighed 16 pounds and that the amount of water weighed 30 pounds, making a sum total of 46 pounds. Dr. J. R. Sturtevant has charge of the patient during the doctor's absence.

Alexandria Bay:
Marcellus Massey of your city has taken steps, with a few friends of his in New York, to cushion our church at their own expense, which will add very much to the beauty as well as to the comfort of the edifice.

On the 23d of February another of our dear friends was called from earth away, Miss EVA THOMSON, age 22.

We have to record the death of another namely, MRS. MARY THOMSON, wife of ANDREW THOMSON and daughter of the late AZARIAH WALTON, Esq., of this village, age 50 years....The deceased has left a husband and one young adopted child, together with a numerous circle of relatives and friends to mourn her loss.

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Cape Vincent:
A case of small pox is reported in the French Settlement.

The revival meetings at the M. E. church still continue, and the church is crowded every night. There seems to be no lack of fervency or numbers.

March 26, 1874, p. 3:

The friends of Miss KATIE WHALEN were deeply grieved by the announcement of her death, which took place on the 17th inst, at the age of 19. The funeral services were held at St. James Church, Carthage, on the 19th. The Rev. J. Fedigan delivered a very able and appropriate sermon from the words of St. Joseph...

S. D. Wood's splendid mansion is about completed and the query is who will be Mrs. Wood to render assistance in making a pleasant home agreeable.

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The amount of ice taken by Toledo parties is nine cargoes. Each vessel will average over 450 tons, amounting to something over 6,000 tons in all, that will be shipped this spring from Clayton.

A large number were in attendance at the Stone Street Church last evening, the occasion being a meeting for receiving the report of the committees appointed to arrange a plan of campaign in reference to the great Temperance Reform just begun in our city. The church was filled...those in attendance who were appointed to committee:

Arsenal Street--Jesse M. Adams, W. Candee, Mrs. Geo. Wiggins, Mrs. Clarissa Dayan.
Stone Street--Myers Thompson, Dr. P. O. Williams, Miss Sophie Bushnell, Mrs. H. F. Ferrin.
State Street--Jno. F. Moffett, Abner S. Kinney, Miss Susi Graves, Mrs. Solomon Willard.
Universalist Church--Wm. G. Williams, Leonard R. Murray, Lotus Ingalls, Mrs. D. W. Baldwin, Mrs. Samuel Adams.
1st Presbyterian--Norris Winslow, H. N. Conger, Jno. L. Hotchkin, Mrs. Mary Parker.
Baptist--C. O. Maltby, Dr. Chas. M. Johnson
Trinity--Judge J. Mullin, Judge A. H. Sawyer, Hon. Allen C. Beach, Fred Emerson
Good Templars--D. M. Holbrook, H. F. Ferring, Mrs. Jerome Bushnell, Miss Mary Morrison.
Grace--Judge Hubbard, Lysander Brown, HOn. J. F. Starback.
St. Patrick's--Rev. Mr. Hogan, President Burns, F.M.S.
St. Marie--Rev. Mr. Clere

April 2, 1874, p. 3:

The glass factory "blows out" this week for want of wood. The furnace is to be immediately rebuilt for coal.

WM. GALEY, a servant in the family of H. S. White, died of consumption on the 29th inst., age 60 years...He was buried in the rites of the Episcopal Church.

John Scovill is building a limberger cheese factory. It will be completed about the 1st of June.

C. E. Brown has concluded to change his cheese factory into a butter factory, which it is claimed will be much better for the patrons of the factory.

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Evans Mills:
Lots of sugar (maple) being made.

Cape Vincent:
A number of our citizens are in Watertown as witnesses or spectators at the Burnham trial now in progress there.

We learn that Mr. Adolph Iselin has repurchased the Union Hotel property, formerly occupied by him, and once more will be landlord...

St. Lawrence:
The heavy wind of yesterday cleared the river of ice. Sailors leaving.

The measles are prevailing here extensively.

Potatoes are selling her for 50 cents per bushel. Butter is worth 40 cents per pound.

We are informed that Abner Reed has purchased the farm owned by A. L. Jones, known as the "Gotham Place." M. B. Ladd has sold his house and lot at St. Lawsrence to Sidney Percy. Robert Percy has purchased the "Dillon" farm and removed hither. M. B. Ladd has rented the "Watson Jones" farm for the present season.

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US District Court, Northern District, NY, in Bankruptcy No. 3718. In the matter of Joseph Fillmore, a bankrupt. Notice is hereby given..will sell at public auction to the highest bidder, at the Exchange Hotel, in the village of Henderson, Jefferson Co., on the 11th day of April next at 10 a.m., all the right title and and to that certain farm, now or recently occupied by said Joseph Fillmore of about 118 acres, which is particularly described in a deed from William Nutting 2d and wife to Phoebe Fillmore and Luther M. Fillmore, dated February 4, 1861, and recorded in Jefferson Co. Clerk's office, March 4, 1861, in book No. 145 of deeds, page 239..Dated March 17, 1874. Merritt F. Wood, Assignee in Bankruptcy of Joseph Fillmore.

In the US District Court, for the Norther District, NY, in Bankruptcy. In the matter of Thomas V. Maxon, a bankrupt, No. 3440. Notice is hereby given that the second and third meeting of creditors will be held before M. A. Hackley, Esq., register in bankruptcy, at the bank of Adams, in the village of Adams, in said district, on the 9th day of April 1874, at 10 o'clock accordance with the 28th section of the bankrupt act, approved March 2nd 1867. W. A. Gilbert, Assignee. Dated March 14, 1874.

Notice to Creditors--Mary A. Horan Estate. Pursuant to an order...notice is hereby all persons having claims against Mary A. Horan, late of the city of Watertown, deceased intestate...they are required to present the same with the subscriber the sole administrator of the deceased at his residence in the city of Watertown on or before the 1st day of June next. Dated November 7, 1873. Judson P. Mor, Admin.

April 9, 1874, page 1:

County news:
The death of Dr. Lewis at Plessis, is very much deplored in that vicinity.

Rev. Mr. Hilliard of the Episcopal and Rev. Mr. Sears of the Baptist church are about closing their ministerial labors in Redwood.

Dr. H. S. LEWIS attended church Sunday, the 15th, as well as usual and sang in the choir. Monday he was taken very violently sick. Medical aid was at once summoned, but all in vain: the disease was incurable. He lived until Saturday night...The funeral services were held in the Methodist Church, Tuesday the 24th...The widow and orphan son have the sympathy of everyone, as has also, the bereaved sister, who lost a kind brother.

In your issue of week before last, you printed a notice of the death of Bertie Baker, son of Wilson P. A. D. and Kate A. Baker. It was not Wilson P. A. D., but Milton N. Baker.

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The rush of visitors at Alexandria Bay promises to be very great this season. We are informed that over half the rooms in the Crossmon House are already engaged.

Our good friend, George S. Newton, of Fisher's Landing, is getting his fine hotel in capital shape for the summer business. They have got a new post office at the Landing, and are in good condition to attend to the pleasure seekers, who may visit them the coming season.

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Water will be let in the Welland Canal on Monday, the 6th.

Mr. Thomas Rees is unloading three cargoes of timber.

Mr. Cook, the keeper of Rock Island Light, six miles from Clayton, has removed back to headquarters. We shall soon have his light shining to guide the mariner on his way.

T. R. Budd and the Jefferson Quartette will give one of their entertainments at the Walton House, on Tuesday, April 7th.

April 16, 1874, p. 2:

Mr. O. P. FRAZIER, a wealthy farmer, died suddenly in his barn in LeRay on Monday night of heart disease.

At the late meeting of the State Grange, the Hon. Jay Dimick of Stowells Corners was appointed sole deputy for Jefferson County to organize subordinate Granges.

By a telegram received last night it was learned that JONATHAN MILLER, the stage proprietor between this and Alexandria Bay, died last evening of pleurisy. He was sick only two days. He was a good man and his death will be lamented by many on the line of his route.

In making the post mortem examination of Dr. Davidson last Tuesday, Dr. Sturtevant became inoculated with a particle of matter in the index finger of the left hand, which in 36 hours culminated in marked constitutional and active local symptoms of specific poison which, however, we are happy to say at this writing (Saturday) are somewhat mitigated.

Rev. Mr. Hilliard, Rector of the Episcopal Church here, having tendered his resignation, on the 7th inst, at a formal meeting of the church officers, J. W. Reade, A. L. White, A. A. Holmes, N. Rand and others, the necessity of accepting the resignation was very much regretted.

NATHAN M. DAVISON, M.D., who died at Theresa, on the 7th inst., was the youngest son of Dr. JOHN D. DAVISON, who practiced medicine in Theresa 45 years....He was about 38 years old; had been confined to his room more than a autopsy was made by Dr. Sturtevant in the presence of several other medical gentlemen, which revealed a wonderfully denuded and excoriated stomach, with extensive adhesions; lungs healthy, liver morbidly enlarged and its texture indurated, the other viscera nearly normal...Having been entitled to it the rite of Sepulture he received on the 9th inst., from the hands of the Masonic Fraternity...

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Mrs. DOBSON of Henderson age 93 years, died on Sunday, April 5. She came to Henderson 67 years ago.

Dr. Davison of Theresa, who died on Tuesday last, was buried yesterday with Masonic honors.

April 23, 1874, p. 4:

Another death more painful because of its suddenness was taken from our midst an aged citizen of sterling worth, Mr. A. S. KINNEY, who died at abut 10 o'clock on Wednesday evening. During his residence of three years in Watertown, he has won the respect and esteem of a large circle of friends, who will sincerely mourn his loss. The funeral services will be held at 1 o'clock p..m. tomorrow, at the State Street M.E. church.

C. C. Ingraham has become the sole proprietor of the livery stable formerly conducted by Warren & Ingraham. Curt his good rigs and horses and can satisfy the most fastidious in a turnout.

Maple sugar in excess. Butter has declined to 30 cents.

Lyman Brown has moved to Adams.

The wife and daughter of the Hon. C. Littlefield have gone west. Mr. Epinetus Wood and family have returned from their western visit.

Hugh Hallowood has bought the house and lot across the creek, known as the Searles place; $900 was the price paid.

Messrs. A. B. Moody and A. D. Williams went to Buffalo on Monday, after a car load of "store"hogs. There is quite a demand for shoats here, and should the boys succeed in finding what they want, those in want can be supplied at at reasonable prices.

Mr. D. C. Comstock, a harness maker in the employ of Mr. Salisbury, of this village, left town suddenly nearly six weeks since, and nothing was heard of him by his family till last week when his wife received a letter written in Syracuse, and informing her that he was well, at work in that city, and would be at home next month. He assigned no cause for his mysterious disappearance, nor made any explanation whatever. He is a very industrious, respectable man, and his strange conduct causes considerable comment.

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ALBERT FRANCIS who has been sick for nine months with that fatal disease consumption, died this p.m. (April 16). He battled hard for life, but death came at last. This makes three young men, with the same disease inside of three months, who have passed Over the River.

Peter Bickelhaupt is now making first quality of the sweet scented limburgher (cheese).

William Spear in this town owns a little farm her of 845 acres. He is a grainer, that is he raises grain.

John Higgins' two little boys, who lived in the woods and whose ages are respectively 10 and 12, chopped their wood, gathered the "sap" and made 100 lbs. of sugar in less than three days last week.

Mrs. Kelsey and Miss Fenton, have opened a millinery and dressmaking shop in the upper rooms of Mr. Hoyt's house, formerly known as the Shurtliff store.

Mr. Hoyt had the misfortune to break the shaft in his saw mill by which means he is losing valuable time for sawing; but he expects soon to have his mill in running order when he will do his spring sawing.

The funeral services of DAVID BOGART, a man 80 years old, were held in the M. E. Church in this place, on the 13th inst.

Schools have commenced and are being taught by Mrs. Hasner and Mrs. Comstock.

April 30, 1874, p. 1:

Snow fell Saturday night to the depth of 12 inches.

Mr. H. H. Miller was elected Secretary of Antwerp Grange at the last meeting.

J. Furrer has opened an elegant saloon, confectionery and bakery in the block he recently bought of Esq. White at $3,200.

Terry & Fox are shipping ten barrels of eggs per week. William says the hens are altogether too industrious for his comfort.

W. F. Johnson has sold his residence on Chaumont Street to Martin Rauney. We welcome Martin over into York.

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Judge Hubbard of this city addressed a large temperance meeting at Evans Mills last night.

There was a large crowd at the furniture sale at Mr. Burdick's residence across the river yesterday, and goods moved off like smoke under the magic wand of Bordwell, who is as voluble and persuasive as a handsome woman.

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Yesterday morning a man in the employ of E. Leonard, named WM. WILTON, was drowned in the Black River about two miles above Great Bend. Wilton with a person named Coleman, was in a boat driving logs down the river; then trying to cross the rapids at that point, the boat was upset and Wilton was drowned. Coleman clung to the boat and was rescued. Wilton leaves a large family to mourn his loss. Up to the latest accounts, his body has not been recovered.

Belleville, NY 23 April--A fatal accident occurred near Smithville yesterday afternoon. BRATNER RANNEY, a young son of Mr. Leister Ranney, living one mile south of Smithville, shot himself through the head with a revolver which he was carelessly handling. The ball entered his brain near the left eye. He died in half an hour.

May 7, 1874, p. 2:

Hon. W. W. Butterfield, A. Harder, J. W. Reade, A. C. Cornwall and H. L. Scott are appointed Notaries Public in this town.

In 1863 and 4, Nicholas Bush, Esq., in this village boarded and transported Union soldiers, upon the outbreak of the war to the amount of several thousand dollars, and has never yet received a farthing. Greater injustice is seldom done any man in a business way. The claim has now been presented to Congress through Hon. Mr. Merriam, our member. Everybody here knows the transaction from beginning to end, and if Mr. Merriam gets the claim allowed he will do an act of justice toward one who is worthy of it.

Your announcement of the death of ALEXANDER CAMPBELL startled us in Alexandria, where he lived many years ago. You well say he was an honest man and a christian gentleman.

James Johnson shipped 16 tubs of butter today.

Arrived, schooner Folger with staves for Thomas Rees.

The steam barge A. A. Turner, lumber loaded probably, struck a reef and had to be run ashore on the foot of Carleton Island to save her from sinking. She lays in 9 feet of water forward and 12 feet aft. Will take off deck load and put on steam pumps and be taken to Ogdensburg.

Watertown, p. 7:
A ton of fine Diana maple sugar may be seen in the front window of Macomber's grocery, No. 36 Court Street. George is selling it very cheap.

We take pleasure in calling attention to the fact that Mr. J. C. Kimball is engaged in publishing a new map of this city, a work which is much needed, and we believe that he is fully equal to the task, as for the last ten years he has been extensively engaged in publishing city maps and directories, and has gained a reputation second to none in the business.

The funeral of our lamented townsman, the late ALEXANDER CAMPBELL, was very numerously attended yesterday afternoon. The Rev. Dr. Porter preached a touching funeral sermon and feelingly dwelt on the integrity and worth of the departed.

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The funeral of the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. N. M. SMITH, will take place at No. 37 Washington St., today at 4:15 p.m. Friends of the family are invited to attend.

The corner stone of the new M.E. church at Chaumont will be laid Thursday, May 14, 1874, at 1 o'clock p.m. by Rev. I. S. Bingham, assisted by Rev. M. D. Kinney. They will also deliver addresses. The public invited to attend.

SUICIDE AT ANTWERP--Monday morning between seven and eight o'clock, a young woman named Miss WISER drowned herself in Indian River at Antwerp, while laboring under a fit of temporary insanity. Deceased was about 30 years old and had been subject to periods of insanity for years passed. For a time she was an inmate of the Asylum at Utica. Her mother and sister, the latter wife of Mr. A. Chapin, merchant of Antwerp, reside in that village. The body was recovered after being in the water probably not over half an hour. She had an arm cast over a limb, which hung out over the water, and was thus found, but with life extinct. An inquest will probably be held today.

May 14, 1874, p. 2:

Some of the officers and men of the US Lake Survey have arrived, ready for business. They will commence somewhat earlier than last year.

A stock company is organized for the continued manufacture of Redwood glass, which, by the by, for quality enjoys a national reputation. The works are to be put in thorough repair and the facilities largely increased. A. L. Salisbury, Esq., of Woodstock, Ill., is spending a few days in Alexandria, much to the gratification of his old friends and neighbors.

The household of Peter Bickelhaupt was made sad last week by the death of a little son.

Plessis cheese factory is now running. Some of the farmers prefer making butter, to drawing milk.

The Rev. Merritt Rice, the new minister on this charge, preached in the M.E. church in this place last Sabbath afternoon. Mr. Rice looks well, preaches well and without a doubt hit the right place.

EMMA TODD, daughter of DAVID and PHEBE TOOD, died May 3, age 23 years. She was a young lady of no ordinary ability, was affable and beloved by all who knew her. She leaves a large circle of friends to mourn her loss.

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Twenty-five years ago this morning was the great fire in Watertown. The entire business portion of the city was consumed.

CHILD DROWNED--Yesterday afternoon a fine little boy, son of Mr. W. D. V. RULISON, age about 4 years, while out playing with some other children in a vacant lot on Holcomb Street, fell into a hole or ditch in which there was some two feet of water, and before assistance could be summoned was drowned. The poor little fellow evidently stuck fast in the mud at the bottom of the gulch and was unable to extricate himself although he struggled hard to avert the cruel fate. A lady neighbor first reached the fatal spot, having been apprised of the fatal accident by the other children, but she came too late--the vital spark had fled....

Watertown, p. 6:
The boy Larkins in Rodman who met with an accident by a runaway horse on the 4th inst., as stated in The Despatch, died that same evening of his injuries.

Dr. Russell J. White will visit the Kirby House in this city on Thursday, 8th of May professionally. The doctor is one of the oldest and most successful physicians who visit our city.

Mr. Thomas Rees unloaded at his yard some 2004 pieces of oak timber since the opening of navigation. The first raft from Clayton left on the 28th of April--the earliest in many years.

May 21, 1874, p. 1:

J. E. Green has returned from New York and is now opening an immense stock of goods at his new and elegant store. Eldrige has the finest store in town; neatly and splendidly arranged, and a new, fresh stock of goods, at bottom prices.

Watertown, p. 5:
The funeral of the late THOMAS HEALEY will be held from the city vault to St. Patrick's church at 9 o'clock this forenoon. The remains arrived here from Syracuse at 4:45 yesterday afternoon in charge of relatives.

MYSTERIOUS DEATH--A soldier from Sackets Harbor died in this city under suspicious circumstances--inquest. Yesterday morning about half past three o'clock, the night police, Charles Champlin and Thomas Millington found a man lying the doorway of Fairbank's block, on Arsenal Street in an insensible condition. They tried to arouse him, but without success. They then called up Dr. Lemire, who, upon proceeding to the spot indicated, pronounced the man fatally injured. He was raised up and a pool of blood was found under him, which had oozed out of his head, through the left ear. They removed him to the Hanchett House, where the doctor applied some restoratives, but to no avail, as in a few moments the man gave a convulsive gasp and his life was gone. While the policemen and the doctor were conveying the man to the Hanchett House, a sergeant from the harbor (of Co., K., we believe) came up to them, much the worse of liquor. He acknowledged to having been in company with deceased, up till midnight, when they separated, the sergeant going down Court Street, as he claimed, and sleeping in a hotel shed the rest of the night. Later in the day, this sergeant who gave his name as Geo. P. Lamall, was arrested by Chief of Police Guest, and lodged in jail, there having been blood found on his pants, which he variously accounted for...The name of the deceased is ROBERT ERSKIN, of Co. D 31 Artillery, stationed at Sackets Harbor. Erskine enlisted from Boston about 4 years ago, and came from Florida to Sackets Habor a year and a half ago. He came up to Watertown Thursday morning, and had probably been having a good time. He had paid off the day before, and had plenty of money during the day, but there was little found upon him when he was picked up by the police.

St. Lawrence:
B. HARRINGTON and the widow BARBER were recently married. It is just what they deserved and we rejoice in their felicity.

D. C. Porter is building a tenement house. A good many houses are going up around town.

Muscalonge are biting good now--with the silver hook.

Some woman, who gives her name as Jane Gray, attempted to abandon a child in Mr. Bailey's outbuilding on Saturday last, but was found and given sixty days in the alms house.

Big fish are on the rampage among the waters of the Grasse. One weighing 34 pounds, four feet six inches in length and 19 inches in circumference was caught at this place Wednesday.

SUICIDE BY HANGING--SIMEON M. BARNUM, a farmer about 65 years of age, well off, living about 5 miles from Lowville on the State Road to Carthage, hung himself in his barn this afternoon at 2 o'clock. No cause is assigned, unless on account of his ill health for a few weeks past.

DEATH OF MRS. ANSON R. FLOWER--Our feelings overcome us as we essay the painful task of chronicling the death of this lovely woman which occurred about 6 o'clock last evening...a few days ago she was the hopeful happy wife; but four years ago the laughing beauteous girl, radiant with youth and loveliness...Mrs. Flower had been ill but a short time, and had the most skillful medical attention that could be procured..Mrs. Flower was the second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. H. BABCOCK and was about 26 years of age at the time of her demise...She was an active member of Trinity Church

OREN R. DAVIS--...Mr. Davis removed to Watertown in 1866 from Adams Centre--his birthplace, and engaged with Jerome Bushnell and brother in the mercantile business. Six years ago he became largely interested in business with Messrs. W. W. and B. B. Taggart, in their paper manufactory, with whom he continued until his decease...The deceased was 42 years of age at the time of his death. His funeral will be held from his late residence on Stone Street, on Monday at 1:30 p.m...The remains will be taken to Adams Centre for interment.

May 28, 1874, p. 3:

Our mutual friend, J. F. Walton, Esq., at Alexandria Bay, has just completed one of the most beautiful residences in the county, being four stories, including basement, and mansard and finished in the modern style. It is situated between two parallel streets leading to the river and overlooking the majestic scenery and picturesque beauty of the Thousand Isles.

Last week..the marriage of A. WARING and Miss BIGELOW. The happy pair for a wedding trip have passed away to Vicksburg, Miss., having our best regards for future life.

Mr. JAMES WRIGHT of this village, died on the morning of the 17th inst., after a protracted illness. He was about 55 years of age, was an Englishman by birth, and spent the best part of his life in the British army, when he came in 1845. He served as a soldier, all through our late war, enlisting in the 35th and 20th regiments respectively, where he held the position of 2d lieutenant and sergeant. His funeral was attended from his late residence on the 19th inst., in the rites of the Episcopal Church by Rev. Mr. Andrews. He left a heart-stricken wife, two devoted sons and three daughters to mourn.

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DEATH OF THE HON. J. W. TAMBLIN-- (partial transcript of lengthy obituary)
Another of the land marks of the county has passed away. The sad accident mentioned in Saturday's Despatch which occurred to Mr. John W. Tamblin, in the falling from an apple tree in his orchard on the day previous, terminated fatally at twenty minutes past eleven o'clock yesterday forenoon. Mr. Tamblin was unconscious from the hour of the accident to his death with the exception of a few moments on Friday afternoon...The deceased left behind a devoted wife, one daughter (a young lady) and one son...the funeral will take place from his late residence to Evans Mills, where his remains will be taken for interment, on the 27th inst., at 10 o'clock, a.m. (Transcriber note: this obituary is almost one column in length)

June 4, 1874, p. 3:

We are pained to announce the death of MRS. DR. GREGOR of Hammond, which occurred last week from typhoid pneumonia. She was an estimable lady and leaves a devoted family to weep.

ANOTHER ORE BED--A Mr. Thomas Huftale, now at work for Geo. W. Flower on the branch road from Antwerp to the ore beds, has lately discovered a rich vein of brown hematite on the land of Mr. Miller about two miles east of north from Theresa. The ore is said to be of the best quality, and the specimens examined...will readily yield 45 percent, of first quality iron...

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Mayor Porter arrived last evening from Albany with the remains of Mr. A. E. BURTON, whose death by drowning we chronicled yesterday. The funeral will take place from the residence of W. F. Porter, Esq., on Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock.

June 11, 1874, p. 2:

DEATH BY LIGHTNING--Philadelphia, Jeff. Co., 8th--During the thunder shower Sunday afternoon ELEAZER GATES, driving his cows home, was struck dead in the road by a bolt. His clothes and boots were torn to pieces. Deceased was a highly respectable citizen of considerable wealth. He was age 55.

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Antwerp, June 5--Mr. JOHN BAXTER, an old farmer 82 years of age hung himself yesterday forenoon on his farm four miles from Antwerp on the Somerville Road. He was found hanging by a rope to a maple tree only a short distance from his house. Always prompt at his meals, he was missed from dinner and on instituting a search he was found in the above condition. No cause is assigned for the rash act. He was residing with his nephew, Mr. John Baxter, at the time.

We are pained to record the death of NICHOLAS LAWYER, Esq., of Perch River which took place at his residence yesterday (Friday) afternoon at four o'clock. Mr. Lawyer was 80 years old last May, and was in every respect a worthy citizen and a good man. He came to this place from Herkimer County, which place he represented in the Legislature in 1831. He was born in Scoharie County. He raised a very large family, eleven of whom are still alive--two dead. His funeral will take place on Sunday at 12 o'clock from his late resident. He will be buried with Masonic honors.

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Mr. H. J. RICH, an old and respected citizen, died at his residence in Carthage on the 30th ult.

Mr. MICHAEL BOYLE, one of the pioneer settlers of Wilna, died at the house of his son, JOHN BOYLE, in Wilna on the 30th ult, age 77 years.

Mr. WILLIAM CLARKE, a wealthy farmer of Crogan, Lewis Co., and for some time an invalid, died on Sunday the 30th ult.

John F. Walton has at last moved into his new mansion, for such it may be called, it being three stories high with basement below; with mansard roof and windows. It has also an observatory about 60 feet high above the level of the river. The house would be an ornament to any city.

John J. Everson has replenished his stock of goods and invites the patronage of his friends.

Our church is being re-frescoed and painted. Charles Wilcox of West Carthage has the job, it is partly done and does great credit to the artist, who has already shown much skill in the painting of J. F. Walton's residence.

Three loads of Gypsies passed through town last thursday.

MRS. SALLEY, widow of the late PERRY EGGLESTON, died at the residence of her son, GILBERT EGGLESTON, on Monday, May 25th, age 76 years.

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John H. Overacker, a farmer in this town, was on the jury of the recent murder trial.

The amount of square timer received at Thos Rees' rafting yard since the opening of navigation is 4,504 pieces of oak, 800 pieces of pine brought by vessels from upper lakes to be made into rafts for the Quebec market.

St. Lawrence:
Abram Philips and wife have returned to reside among us again. Welcome, Abram.

It is said that there were 10,000 bushels of potatoes shipped from here this Spring.

Mrs. NUTTING, widow of the late A. NUTTING, died instantly while on the street one day last week.

June 18, 1874, p. 5:

DROWNED--FREDDIE SPRAGUE and CHARLIE PARKS were playing on some logs in the Oswegatchie at Gouverneur Village, Monday evening, when both fell in. The former was drowned and the latter only rescued as he was going down the last time. The party saving him, Frank Lavasseur, could doubtless have saved the other boy in time for resuscitation had he known in time, there were two, a fact he learned while taking Parks home, but too late. The boy drowned was eight years old and the only son of a widowed mother.

June 25, 1874, p. 1:

Ben Helmer sold his promising colt "Bay Ben" to Pulver of Syracuse for $2,100. He was worth it.

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One of the most unique as it is one of the most successful establishments in Watertown is the 99 cent store. Mr. S. G. Dickenson is the proprietor....

E. W. Hopkins, guest of the Walton House, caught 36 fine pickerel and one muscalonge today (Tuesday) and it is a poor day for fishing, as it was raining most of the time. Ed. Robbins was oarsman.

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The latest invention we have seen is the kerosene cooking stove, which really seems to be a practical, economical domestic institution.

Henry Hyle left this town yesterday for Germany, his fatherland, whence he came 35 years ago. He will return in two months. A little heirship, I believe, induces uncle Henry to make the trip--

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