Errata from the
Watertown Re-Union Newspapers
Watertown, NY

July - December 1877

Jan-Jun, Jul-Dec

July 5, 1877, p.4:

The people of Alexandria Bay will be pleased to know that we have received a letter from "Old Charley" Porter, once a distinguished citizen of that little hamlet. Charley, in consequence of great service rendered a grateful county, in a time of need, is provided with a home at the Soldiers Home in Wisconsin. He is seeing a pension. He says he has been to the war and been shot--that is, he was shot by Carly Smith at the Bay, 20 years ago.

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At a special closing exercise of the spring term of the 52nd year of "Old Union" (Union Academy) at Belleville, Jefferson County. July 1877, a record was made of the number of honorary dead whose names were placed therein and the amount in which they were endowed to the Academy. The number of names was 22 and the amount pledged was $4,264. The following is a list of the endowment donors:

JOHN BARNEY, born in Guilford, Vermont, 1778; died in Ellisburg 1869. One of the original corporators (sic) of Union Academy; endowed in $500 by his son, J. B. BARNEY, 1875.

MAJOR A. J. BARNEY, born 1829, 24th Regiment, NYV's. Gave his life to his country at the second battle of Bull run, 1862; endowed in $500 by his children, LIBBIE C. and EDDIE E. BARNEY, and in $200 by N. M. SHEPARDSON and DANIEL GREEN, 1875.

ADALINE H., daughter of REV. ADAMS and ASENAH CLEGHORN, died Dec. 8th, 1850, age 18 years; endowed in $100 by her father.

EMANA CLARK, daughter of WYMAN and RUTH CLARK, born 1852, died 1874; endowed in $100 by her mother, 1875.

FLORENCE E. CHAPMAN, daughter of JOHN and MIRANDA CHAPMAN, born 1843; died 1865. Endowed in $100, by her brother, E. A. CHAPMAN, 1875.

PHILINDA M., daughter of PHILO and CAROLINE HUNGERFORD and wife of E. A. CHAPMAN, M.D., born 1841, died 1874. Endowed in $100, by her husband, 1875.

AMOS HEALD, one of the original corporators of Union academy, born in Nelson, N.H., 1794, died in Ellisburgh, 1874. Endowed in $100, by his son, R. B. HEALD, 1875.

ANNA F. CARPENTER, wife of AMOS HEALD, born in Guilford, VT, 1799, died in Ellisburg, NY, 1851. Endowed in $100, by her son, R. B. HEALD, 1875.

ANNA J., daughter of AMOS and ANNA HEALD, born 1820, died 1870. Endowed in $200, by her sister, MINERVA HEALD 1875.

BRADFORD K. HAWES, born 1812, died 1875. Endowed in $100, by his wife, MRS. A. M. DURFEE, 1875.

MARY L., daughter of H. W. and M. A. MILLARD, born 1844, died 1858. Endowed in $200 by her father, 1875.

AMANDA P., daughter of WILLIAM L. and LYDIA P. NICHOLS, died 1857, age 18 years. Endowed in $100, by her mother, MRS. HARRY CLARK, 1875.

NELLY F., daughter of J. W. and MARIA OVERTON, born 1862, died 1875. Endowed in $160, by C. M. OVERTON and brothers, 1875.

GREEN PACKER, born in Guilford, VT, 1802, died in Adams, NY, 1872. Endowed in $300 by his wife, ANNA PACKER, 1875.

HARRIET J., daughter of GREEN and ANNA PACKER, born 1837, died 1864. Endowed in $100, by her sister, MRS. EUNICE PACKER BARNEY, 1876.

MARY A., daughter of GREEN and ANNA PACKER, and wife of W. G. SAUNDERS, M.D., born 1832, died 1872. Endowed in $100 by her sister, MRS. EUNICE PACKER BARNEY, 1875.

ALICE, only daughter of WAIT and MELISSA ROBBINS, died 1873, age 26 years. Endowed in $200 by her parents.

FRANK FEER, born in England in 1833, killed in the second battle of Bull Run, 1862. Endowed in $100 by his wife, MRS. LESTINA L. FEER, 1875.

RHODA REED, wife of ALEXANDER WILLIAMS, born in 1801, died in 1874. Endowed with $200 by her son, FRED WILLIAMS.

CORDELIA SWAN, wife of FRED WILLIAMS, born in 1830, died 1871. Endowed in $300 by her husband.

LURINDA SHEPARDSON, wife of WILLIAM BUCKLAND, born in 1802, died in 1875. Endowed in her own estate in favor of J. A. and N. M. SHEPARDSON.

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The wedding at Mr. T. C. CHITTENDEN'S, on Church Street, Adams, passed off very pleasantly, on Thursday afternoon, June 21. Miss IDA CHITTENDEN was married to Mr. GEORGE W. MOWE, of Watertown. The officiating clergyman was Mr. Barnes. CLIFFORD MATTHEWS acted as groomsman and Miss FANNY STITT as bridesmaid.

July 19, 1877, p. 1:

THE DURHAM SUICIDE-Referring to the suicide of JOHN DURHAM, near Adams Centre, some days ago: On Tuesday evening, July 3d, the people of Lyons Corners, in this town, were shocked by the announcement that John Durham, a farmer of 54 years of age had suicided by hanging himself in his bedroom...His wife to whom had had been married but a few months, had left his home; his wife was taken insane soon after she left him, several weeks since, and is so at the present time, and does not sense the fearful end of her husband...

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Tribute to the late EARL B. FOWLER, who departed this life at his residence in Watertown, Thursday July 12, 1877... tribute by the Agricultural Insurance Company.

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BOY DROWNED- Yesterday evening about 8 o'clock, JOHN HEARY, age 10 years, in company with ALLIE COOK and EZRA SMITH, age 14 and 16 years respectively, went in bathing on the north side of Black River, a short distance above the Taggart and Davis paper mill dam, in this city. Young Heary was not a swimmer. He was walking out on the bottom of the river until he came to a deep place where he slid off and was drowned...The drowned boy was a son of JOHN HEARY, hostler at the Kirby House in this city.

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A wedding party took dinner at the Muldoon House Sunday. Mr. SILAS DINGMAN and wife were the happy pair.

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MILTON CONVERSE DEAD-Milton Converse, of the firm of Hanchett and Converse, millers, Watertown, and also one of the Loan Commissioners of this county, left Watertown between two days some months ago, and from the fact that his hat and muffler were found the next morning on the ice under the Suspension Bridge, it was supposed for a few days that he had either been accidentally drowned or committed suicide...He went directly from Geneva, NY to Hot Springs, Arkansas where he ran out of money...A brother, Amasa N. Converse, sent Milton two remittances and he received a letter from the hotel proprietor in Arkansas: date July 7, 1877, W. H. Orr, Proprietor of the Guinn Hotel. "Your brother died at my house on Friday night, at fifteen minutes to 11 o'clock...on Saturday, this day a week ago, he was taken sick and sank rapidly until he died...we took good care of him, and raised money in the hotel and had him decently buried.

July 26, 1877, p. 2:

Another old landmark has gone, MRS. JEREMIAH KIMBALL, for the last 50 years a resident of this city, died yesterday morning, at the ripe age of 76 years and 7 months. Funeral from the residence of her daughter, MRS. M. H. CROSS, 31 High Street, Wednesday at 3 p.m.

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After diligent search, the body of the drowned boy HEARY was taken out of the river near Taggart's paper mill at 5 o'clock last evening by Charley McClair, about 30 feet from where he went in...

August 2, 1877, p. 1:

We are pained to record the death which occurred at the Kirby House at one o'clock yesterday morning, of MRS. A. M. HARRIS, wife of the proprietor of the hotel. Mrs. Harris had been ill for a long time...

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ARRIVAL OF HIS REMAINS IN WATERTOWN AND PERFECT IDENTIFICATION OF MILTON CONVERSE--At four o'clock on Saturday afternoon, Mr. S. W. Ballard arrived in Watertown from Hot Springs, Arkansas, with the body of the late Milton Converse, which he had gone thither to bring...the body was exhumed at Hot Springs and Converse was buried in the same clothes he had on when he left Watertown. The probable cause of death was kidney complaint. He left a Travelers Life Ins. policy running to his wife for $2,000.

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The messenger of death--on Thursday morning in the family of A. C. CORNWALL and wife of Alexandria Bay, their beautiful little son and only child about six months old. He was buried on the 27th inst. Services by Rev. Mr. Warn.

August 9, 1877, p. 1:

DEATH OF D. C. BURNETT- The many friends of DeWitt C. Burnett will be pained to hear of his sudden death after a few days illness at St. Catharine's Ont., on Saturday last. Mr. Burnett was a native of this county and attended the Jefferson County Institute in this city...He left a wife and daughters...

FUNERAL OF THOMAS CARR-The funeral services of the late THOMAS CARR, of the OxBow, last Sabbath was one of the largest ever held in the town; the Masonic Order of Antwerp assisted by those of Gouverneur and Theresa taking charge of it...Prayers were offered by the Rev. Mr. Smith of the M.E. Church of which Mr. Carr was a member...The remains were conveyed in an elegant new hearse from Antwerp Village, and carried to the new cemetery, one half mile from the OxBow. A masonic service conducted by J. H. Aldrich, Esq., W. M. and the Hon. Levi Miller, W.C. of Antwerp Lodge.

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MRS. PATCHIN Near Depauville, wife of ALBERT PATCHIN committed suicide by drowning in a well...for some time, Mrs. Patchin had showed signs of insanity occasionally. She left two small children, the youngest being six months old....

August 16, 1877, p. 2:

REV. GARDNER BAKER of Watertown, died suddenly on the Camp Ground, Thousand Island Park, Sunday morning. He was found dead near his cottage. The immediate cause is supposed to be disease of the heart. The remains will be brought to Watertown and the funeral will be held at t Arsenal Street M.E. Church on Wednesday, 15th at 11 o'clock a.m., Rev. Chancellor E. O. Haven will deliver the memorial address. His age must have been in the neighborhood of 75 years. He joined the Black River Conference in 1824...On the 10th of January last, Mr. and Mrs. Baker celebrated the anniversary of their golden wedding in this city...Rev. Baker left a wife, and two daughters: Mrs. G. H. Tallet of Watertown and the other the wife of Prof. J. Dorman Steele of Elmira.

August 23, 1877, p. 5: ANSON DODGE, who was born in Oswego Co., May 15, 1795, died at his son's residence, near Depauville, July 27, 1877. He moved to this county while it was a comparative wilderness and settled on a farm near Depauville. He served in the War of 1812 and was present at the battle of Sackets Harbor. He lived to the good old age of 82...

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The funeral of Mr. THOMAS COOPER CAMPBELL, who died suddenly at Alexandria Bay, NY, last Thursday, was held Monday morning from Trinity chapel, in Twenty-fifth St., NY...The remains were taken to Greenwood Cemetery...

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FATAL ACCIDENT-GEORGE HITCHCOCK of Watertown was instantly killed by the accidental discharge of a revolver in his coat pocket. On Saturday evening last, George Hitchcock of this city, in company with his son-in-law, E. G. Lewis and Henry Woodworth, E. J. Harmon and Charles Hecox, proceeded to Frank Wilson's farm about a mile and a half the other side of Huntingtonville to hunt coons. On the farm they had to climb over a stone fence. As Mr. Hitchcock was getting over the fence, his son-in-law, who stood within three feet of him, heard the report of a pistol, and immediately saw Mr. Hitchcock fall. The gun was a seven shooter, ten inches long of the Hoard make...He leaves a wife, three daughters and a son, George A. Hitchcock, who is a jeweler in Kansas City, Mo. Two of his daughters are married, one to Mr. Lewis above mentioned, the other to Mr. Erwin Harris, of the Kirby House. The third daughter is unmarried...Mr. Hitchcock was an excellent mechanic...his age was in the neighborhood of 62 years. He learned his trade as machinist in the Springfield, Mass. armory

August 30, 1877, p. 1:

MRS. DORCAS BAKER, wife of the late JONATHAN BAKER, and mother of JOHN L. BAKER, of this city, died at the residence of HART V. BAKER, her son, three miles from this city, Friday morning, at the advanced age of 90 years. Mrs. Baker came into Jefferson County in 1804. In 1806 she married Jonathan Baker and from that date has resided on the same farm where she died. Her funeral will be held on Sunday at 2 p.m. at the residence of Hart V. Baker.

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We are pained to announce the sudden death which took place in this city yesterday morning of Miss IDA DRYBURN. She was found dead in her bed at the home of her parents, No. 32 Factory St. She had been at Washington Hall the night before, but retired early... Her health had not been good for some time.

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WILLIAM FORTUNE last week had the good fortune to marry Miss McDONALD...

The remains of VIOLA WILBUR, age 22 years, were brought from Newport, on the 21st inst., where she died on the 18th inst. She was the youngest daughter of GEORGE WILBUR, of this town and very much respected. The funeral service was attended by Rev. Mr. Golden of the Baptist church...

HENRY SYMONDS' daughter, 14 years old, died Tuesday in consequence of an explosion of a can of kerosene used in kindling a fire, and act against which there should be legislation.

From the telegraphic items: In the recent engagements, the Russian wounded have been found with explosive bullets in their bodies.

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ROBERT HALL of Rossie, age about 40 years, dropped dead in a field near his residence on Saturday last. Heart disease is attributed as the cause of his sudden demise.

HON. B. F. SKINNER, an old resident of St. Lawrence Co., died at Gouverneur last Wednesday of cholera morbus, age 84 years. He was born in Washington County...

September 6, 1877, p. f:

The funeral of the late M. BUNCH of Wolfe Island, was attended by a large delegation from the Masonic Lodge here. It was one of the largest funerals ever seen on the island.

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The body of young FRANK PALMER, who was drowned in Black River on Wednesday afternoon, was recovered yesterday in the afternoon by Thomas McGowan and Oliver Desnau, both young men residing in this city. They found the body in the eddy in rear of Charlie Sloat's shop. A large pipe was used by which the body was seen as it lay on the bed of the river. The boy's face is somewhat disfigured and a large gash or cut was found over the left eye. Undertaker Ballard has the body in charge. He was 12 years old, son of C. R. PALMER of Oswego, being in Watertown with his mother.

September 13, 1877, p. 1:

TELEGRAPHIC BREVITIES: The Turks defeated the Russians at Kudalar, killing 1,400 and losing 430.

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The sudden death of C. E. SPALDING cast a gloom over the community.

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS - by order, all persons having claims against HIRAM A. FILL to present same with the subscribed at his residence in the village of Ox Bow, town of Antwerp, Co. of Jefferson, on or before the 2d day of December 1877. Dated at Ox Bow, September 10th, 1877, M. V. Brainard, Assignee

NOTICE TO CREDITORS - by order...notice is hereby all persons having claims against JOHN S. WILCOX, late of the town of Antwerp, deceased, intestate...they are hereby required to present same with the undersigned...on or before the 25th day of March, next. Dated, September 10th, 1877. M. V. Brainard, Administrator.

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A very said affliction has befallen one of the respected families of Watertown...Miss KITTIE HAMMOND, a young lady, daughter of L. S. HAMMOND of this city, was suddenly stricken with blindness recently, at the wedding of a friend of the family...

September 20, 1877, p. 1:

COUNTY COURT - Criminal Calendar: The Court of Sessions, being satisfied that public interest requires the attendance at this term of a greater number of jurors than are now in attendance, ordered an extra panel of twelve names to be drawn. The following is a list of the persons drawn:
JOHN BUCKLEY, cape Vincent
M. B. HUNTING, Pamelia
S. N. ROBINSON, 3d ward
LOREN FULLER, Philadelphia

Another Boy Drowned- Mr. DEWITT C. GRINNELL has a cottage on his park where he has resided with his family for about two years. His son, Benjamin, about 17 years of age, went down to the dock on the 12th inst., about ten o'clock to fish....the body was recovered and drawn from the water...and taken to Evans Mills for interment. Note: the assumption in this article was that Benjamin had drown; however he had left a large fish still on a pole and hook on the dock.

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The little daughter of Mr. JOHN REED residing at 55 Mill Street in this city (Watertown) turned the hot contents of a teapot upon her person, scalding herself in a fearful manner. Dr. J. D. Spencer was summoned and could not save the little one's life as the burns were too severe to be remedied by medical skill. She was about 2 years of age.

September 27, 1877, p. 1:

ISAAC DESMORE of Dexter came to Watertown on Friday last, with his son in the schooner McClellan to visit Edward LaRock who keeps a saloon on East Cayuga Street. Saturday night a party of which Desmore was one, were sitting the bar room talking, when Desmore, who had been still for some time, was heard to cough faintly and his head was observed to drop on his chest. Deceased was 67 years old and lived with his son, who is the owner and Captain of the McClellan. Dr. Kingston made an examination and pronounced the cause of death to be heart disease. The remains were taken to Watertown at noon Monday.

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A FATAL EPIDEMIC - The diptheria has recently appeared in Dexter...About a week ago, DOLLIE, only daughter of MR. GEORGE CLARK, who resides near Globe Mills on the south side of the river died within a day or two after the first symptoms. The plague made its appearance in the family of MR. J. H. PERRY who resides a short distance from Mr. Clark's. ARTIE, his youngest son, nine years old, cannot recover. ELLA, a daughter of 13 has hopes of recovery. Rev. E. B. COOPER, the new pastor of the Universalist Church in Dexter, was boarding in the family of Mr. Perry and on Wednesday was attacked by the disease. He died at 4 o'clock Monday morning. Since then, four new cases have been reported...

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We were very much pained to hear of the sad and sudden death of Mr. A. T. E. MULLIN, which occurred early last evening at the residence of his father. HON. JOSEPH MULLIN, on Washington St. Mr. Mullin was an engineer in the U.S. Navy and as we understand it, was home on a visit, and while talking with his relatives and friends fell back in his chair dead.

October 11, 1877, p. 4:

The funeral of the late WM. LEONARD was largely attended yesterday by the friends of the deceased. About 30 printers of this city attended the funeral in a body. The services were held in St. Patrick's Church on Massey Street, Rev. Father Hogan officiating....

October 18, 1877, p. 3:

DON A. HOLLEY, an uncle of Marietta Holley, the authoress, died at his residence in Thomas Settlement, near Adams on the 6th inst.

October 25, 1877, p. 1:

CHARLEY ROBINSON, an old Redwood glass blower, died in Blosburgh last week. He had many friends.

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Yesterday afternoon the train from the south, due in this city at 4:47, struck and almost instantly killed MRS. ELIZA BENNET about three miles below Watertown. Eliza Bennett, an old woman...had wandered towards the south on the R. W. & O. RR, and doubtless becoming tired, had seated herself upon the ties just outside of the rails...the engineer could not stop the train in time and one of the cars struck her in the head, killing her instantly. She was a widow, about 68 years old and came to Watertown from England in 1858, leaving a son in her native home but had no relatives in this country...

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One of the oldest inhabitants of this county died at the Poor House on Sunday night, at the age of one hundred and eight years. MRS. MARGARET FARROW is the deceased, and has been at the County House since 1868. She is the mother of ten children, who, one would think, would have been able to take care of her without public support. She probably died of old age.

November 1, 1877, p. 1:

MRS. ROBERT L. ROBERTS of Harrisburgh, who was severely injured by a runaway horse on State Street recently, died at the residence of her daughter, MRS. JUDSON STODDARD, in Rutland, on Sunday evening, about half past 7 o'clock. It is supposed that the shock occasioned by the runaway brought on a paralytic stroke, which occasioned her death.

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Last week, ADA MAY, age 2 years, 5 months and 10 days, daughter of EMORY and MARY McGOWAN, of Great Bend, had the misfortune to fall into a pail of hot water inflicting injuries which proved fatal in a short time. Thirteen months ago, ELLEN, sister of the deceased child and wife of FRED FULTON, who resides on Martin Street died, making four who have been taken from this family circle within little over a year.

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While MRS. ADOLPH ISELIN of Cape Vincent was sitting with her family at breakfast Sunday morning, apparently as well as usual, she leaned back in her chair and immediately expired without uttering a word. Her funeral, which took place Tuesday afternoon, was attended by a large number of people of Cape Vicnent...A requiem mass was sung by Rev. Father During of Watertown, assisted by the students of the College of the Sacred Heart...

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The remains of CLARK STERLING, who died at Potsdam, were buried in Plessis cemetery Tuesday. "Clarkie" as he was called by everyone here, was born in Plessis, and after the death of his mother which occurred when he was very young, he with his brother lived with his grandparents in the village, until the death of his grandfather, the Hon. JASON CLARK, about five years ago...Sincere sympathy is felt for the relatives and especially for his only brother, who is now ill.

November 8, 1877, p. 6:

MRS. LUCY L. WHITE, relict of Gen. SOLOMAN WHITE, formerly of Watertown, died at the residence of her son, SOLOMON WHITE, Esq., at New Haven, Oswego Co., on the 12th of last month.

DANIEL GILIAN, a son of the widow, MRS. DANIEL GILIAN of Rossie, age 13, was kicked to death Tuesday of this week, by a horse belonging to Mr. Bellinger of Pope's Mills. He was struck on the side of the head and his neck broken.

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There was an earthquake felt in this city (Watertown) at two o'clock on Sunday morning. It was felt by the few people who were not asleep at the time, in a tremulous rumbling of the earth.

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The notice of two brilliant weddings in your city last week, that of Dr. SPENCER and Miss PHELPS, and Mr. S. L. GEORGE and Miss GRAFTON.

MRS. ORIN BABCOCK of Barnes Settlement, died of apoplexy on the morning of the 3d inst., age 51 years. Her illness was of only eight hours duration. Funeral service on Monday by Rev. Mr. Bradshaw, former pastor.

November 15, 1877, p. 1:

Our local legislators, the Board of Supervisors, for the county of Jefferson, met at the Court House, Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The roll was called and the following named members answered to their names:

Adams - O. D. Green
Alexandria - A. Holmes
Antwerp-G. D. McAllister
Brownville - H. H. Binninger
Cape Vincent - L. O. Woodruff
Champion - James Sterling
Clayton - R. M. Esselstyn
Ellisburg - I. P. Woodell
Henderson - John Chapman
Hounsfield - S. M Hodges
LeRay - F. D. Croissant
Lorraine - C. C. Moore
Lyme - Dr. Getman
Orleans - B. Everett
Pamelia - G. H. Countryman
Philadelphia - George E. Tucker
Rodman - George A. Gates
Rutland - George W. Smith
Theresa - John Parker
Watertown - Charles Richardson
First ward, city - John C. Streeter
Second ward, city - John C. Knowlton
Third ward, city - Thos. C. Chittenden
Fourth ward, city - Charles W. Sloat
Wilna - James Galvin
Worth - Solomon Kellogg
Mr. Chittenden moved that Mr. Sterling be made temporary chairman, carried

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The funeral of the late Mrs. ORIN BABCOCK in Barnes Settlement was largely attended and the sermon was preached by Rev. Mr. Bradshaw.

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We hear of a terrible accident which happened Friday afternoon to JNO. POUND, a miner employed at the Sterling Ore Bed, who was instantly killed by the falling of a bucket weighing three or four hundred pounds used in raising ore to the surface. The rope to which the bucket was attached gave way, letting it fall a distance of over 125 feet, striking Pound who was assorting ore at the bottom of the mine, crushing him to an unshapen mass.

DIED - On Thursday morning at his home, AUGUSTUS F. HERRICK, age 32 years and one month. Mr. Herrick was well known to us all. He was one of the oldest settlers in the western part of the county, was a young man of good repute, of unquestioned integrity and unblemished character. His funeral will take place at the Congregational Church tomorrow (Saturday) at 10 o'clock a.m. Rev. Mr. Ellerby of Sioux City, will preach the funeral sermon. Watertown papers please copy - Sheldon Iowa Mail.

November 22, 1877,

Cape Vincent, November 16.--A sad and fatal accident occurred about one mile south of this village this afternoon. Mr. DAVID FRAZER, a farmer, was engaged in prying out a stump on his farm and was using a long lever for this purpose. It is supposed that the portion of the stump under which the lever was placed gave way suddenly, thereby throwing Mr. Frazer violently to the ground, his head striking a rail which produced instant death...Mr. Frazer has resided here about five years, and was an estimable citizen. He leaves a wife and three children. He was about 36 years of age.

JOHN POUND, who recently met with a fatal accident in the ore mine of the Jeff. Iron Co., in Antwserp, was 52 years old, and leaves a wife and nine children to mourn his untimely death.

BEN MARSHALL, of Clayton, the sailor drowned from the schooner Magellan, was the son of Captain Marshall of Clayton, an old and well known lake navigator. Another of Captain Marshall's sons was captain of the steamer Bay State when she was lost off the port of Oswego, and went down with her. His mother was paralyzed by the shock of the dreadful news and remains a paralytic to this day.

The death of one of the oldest and most respected citizens has occurred since my last writing, Mr. JOHN SHAVER. He had been a paralytic for eight years, enduring with great patience his suffering, which for many weeks previous to his death was severe. The devotion of his wife and daughter was untiring and showed that their care for the husband and father was a labor of love. The funeral was held in the Presbyterian Church of which he had been a member many years, on Sunday the 28th of October. The sermon was appropriately preached by Rev. Mr. Canfield.

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KILLED BY A BLOW - The fatal injury of MELVIN J. EARL, of Mannsville, Jefferson Co., by GEORGE HUFFSTATER of Boylston, Osego Co., turns out to have been a more serious crime than at first represented. From a coroner's inquest on the 12th inst., before coroner S. D. Lord at Mannsville, and upon which the jury returned a verdict of death by a blow at the hands of George Huffstater. On that verdict the accused was arrested and is held to await the action of the grand jury. This testimony shows sufficient premeditation to fix the crime as murder.

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From the telegraph- About 2:30 o'clock yesterday morning a violent earthquake was felt at Knoxville, Tenn., lasting a minute.

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The Turkish stronghold in Asia Minor now in Possession of the Russians. The old town of Kars...

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Uncle Jerry Cheesman of this town died on the 13th inst., age 87 years...He has been a member of the Masonic fraternity and the M. E. church nearly fifty years...

December 6, 1877,

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WOMAN BURNED TO DEATH - At half past one o'clock this morning the night police were summoned to a small house on the bank of the river off Factory Street, opposite Mechanic Street. The neighbors had been aroused by screams proceeding from the house occupied by a blind man named WILLIAM BARNETT and his wife MARGARET. On gaining admission the policemen found the house filled with smoke and blind Bill pouring water upon his wife, whose clothing was on fire. When the fire was extinguished it was found that the woman was dead...He draws a pension of $8 a month, a son having died in the army. He came from the Oxbow to Watertown 20 years ago, and married his second wife (deceased) here. They both originally came from Ireland. He is 60 years old and she perhaps 10 years younger.

While JOHN McCONNELL and son, of Greig, were driving to Lowville, the former died in is wagon of heart disease. He was 70 years old and was a prominent resident.

December 13, 1877, p 5:

Mr. SILAS AINSWORTH, of the Cape, recently found on Carleton Island, a guinea of George the Third, dated 1776, in perfect order, and worn but very little, if any.

Editor AMES, of Clayton, has been deeply afflicted by the loss of two children, of diptheria, within the past few days. His only remaining child is also very ill with the same disease but hopes are entertained of its recovery.

December 20, 1877, p. 4:

On Wednesday evening, one JAMES CAMPBELL, 82 years of age, claiming to be from Farmersville, Canada, stopped at the hotel in Philadelphia, Jeff. Co....yesterday morning he appeared for breakfast and after partaking of his meal he went out of the hotel and shot himself, using a pistol to perform the deed. The ball entered near the left ear but striking a bone glanced off, preventing a fatal wound. He says he intended to kill himself. He has but recently lost a considerable amount of money and was tire of life.

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The cards are out for the wedding of Mr. ROBERT HUNGEFORD and Miss BELLA WHITE, to take place in the Presbyterian church, next Tuesday afternoon at 5 o'clock.

December 27, 1877, p. 7:

The head of an image was plowed up in a field near Indian River in Jefferson County. It is of fine material and finish and we think belongs to the prehistoric times in this country. Dr. C. C. Benton obtained it and presented it to Gen. Judson of Ogdensburg.

Mr. Stephen Tyler moved a barn in this city yesterday, which has a history. This barn was built in 1815, for JASON FAIRBANKS; has been moved four times, and the frame is still as good as new. The entire frame is of white oak, even to the rafters. It has done service for 62 years and is good for 62 years more.

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