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Watertown Re-Union Newspapers
Watertown, NY

May - June 1883

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May 9, 1883, p. 2:

Briefs -
MRS. CORINNE BASSETT, wife of WILLIAM BASSETT, died suddenly in Carthage while engaged in household duties Monday. She was an aged lady.

The deeds of the Thousand Island Hotel property at Alexandria Bay, conveying the same to Richard H. Southgate,

of Saratoga Springs, NY, were recorded in the Jeff. Co. Clerk's Office Tuesday.

Captain Robbins will run his steam yacht "Flora" as a ferry between the T. I. Park and Clayton after this week, connecting with the morning trains both ways until the regular boats begin their trips for the summer.

REV. JAMES STOWELL died in Rome Monday morning. He had been a minister of the gospel in the M. E. Church during the past 15 years, located at various points in Oneida, Jefferson and Oswego counties, and being a member of the Northern New York Conference. He was taken with consumption about three months ago, which is believed to have resulted from an illness with typhoid fever about two years ago...He leaves a wife and four children, three daughters and one son, whose ages range from 15 to 23 years...

same issue, p. 4:
In County Court - MARY A. SEEBER vs ELLEN F. JOHNSON, JOHN JOHNSON, her husband: IDA V. BARLOW, GEORGE BARLOW her husband; FAYETTE E. SATTIMORE, PETER SATTIMORE, her husband, WILLIAM SEEBER and WILLIAM SEEBER as executor of the last will and testament of CLIMENA SIXBURY, deceased... to answer complaint...dated 3 April 1883.

The People of the State of New York to LAURA BUCHANAN, OLIVE HSERSEY, JENNIE SOMERS, FRANK HERSEY, WILLIE HERSEY, FRANCIS L. BARKER and LORENZO P. HERSEY, constituting all of the persons interest in the estate of MARY A. DOOLITTLE, late of the city of Watertown, deceased...dated 19th April 1883.

Notice to Creditors - LUCY A. WILDER'S ESTATE...all persons having claims against Lucy A. Wilder, late of the town of Orleans, in Jeff. Co., deceased, rquired to present the same with vouchers to the Administrator at his residence in Theresa..on or before the 1st day of November Next... Dated the 13th day of April 1883. George Cornwell, Administrator.

Notice to Creditors - HONOR CHASE'S ESTATE...all persons having claims agains Honor Chase, late of the town of Philadelphia, Jeff. Co., deceased, to present the executor..on or before the 25th day of October next. Dated 10th day of April 1883. Loren Fuller, Executor

Notice to Creditors - JOHN H. McMAHON'S ESTATE...all persons having claims against John H. McMahon, late of the town of Lyme, Jeff. Co., present the same with the vouchers to the executrix at her residence in Lyme..on or before the 15th day of August next. Dated 30th day of January 1883. Sophrona A. Getman, Executrix

Notice to Creditors - FRANK B. EASTERLY'S ESTATE - all persons having claims against Frank B. Easterly, late of the town of Rutland, Jeff. Co., deceased, to present the same with the executor in the town of Rutland..on or before the 25th day of August next. Dated the 12th day of February 1883. Rice Gould, Executor.

same issue, p. 5:
EVANS MILLS - PHILIP SNYDER, for many years a resident of LeRay, left with his family for Johnstown, Thursday, which place he will make his future home.

ANTWERP - JESSIE SOMES, age 9 years, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. W. SOMES of this village, died Friday afternoon. The funeral was held at 2 P.M. Sunday, Rev. J. J. Hough officiating.

ALEXANDRIA BAY - EDWIN BERGEN and ALLEN RUSSELL caught a monster muscallonge last week, that weighed 40 pounds. F. D. HOWELL presented the same to WM. R. TOBY of Syracuse.

CLAYTON - The electric storm which visited this place Saturday morning was terrific doing considerable damage. Mr. G. H. DORR'S big farm barn was struck by lightning and destroyed, with 32 cows, 11 calves, 3 new mowing machines and between 60 and 70 tons of hay. The horse barn and horses and the cheese house were saved. Insurance not know.

The lightning played havoc with JOSEPH DEFORD'S cattle barn, taking out the end but not killing any cattle.

A number of telegraph poles were slivered down the river for a couple of miles.

The house of Mr. EDGAR MARSHAL, engineer of the steamer, Farrington, was struck by lightning about 4 A.M., tearing out the east end of the wing, and passing through the rooms into the cellar. The wing is a total wreck, Mrs. Marshall and children were sleeping in the next room, and it was almost a miracle that they were not killed.

same issue, p. 7:
Saturday about noon, occurred the death of VINETT MILLARD. For the past 3 years, he had been conducting the millinery and fancy goods business at Copenhagen. Prior to that date he was a resident of this city (Watertown)..he was age 32 and died of consumption. He leaves a wife and a mother, MRS. J. L. FIELDS of this city...

Sudden Death at Theresa - MORGAN L. MARSHALL of Oswego, died suddenly at the Getman House in Theresa Sunday afternoon...The coroner's jury rendered a verdict that Mr. Marshall came to his death from disease of the heart...the body was sent to his family at Oswego.

May 15, 1883, p. 2:

DEZENGREMEL-CREVOLIN - One of the most pleasant and fashionable affairs of the season occurred at St. John's Church Wednesday afternoon in the marriage of Mr. FRANK DEZENGREMEL, son of FRANCIS DEZENGREMEL, to Miss HATTIE CREVOLIN, daughter of H. J. CREVOLIN, Esq., of Cape Vincent. The church was filled to overflowing..a carpet was laid from the church door to the carriage and at 3 o'clock the organ and cornet played the wedding march and the bridal party arrived: Henry Johnson and George Anthony, ushers; the bride's sisters, Misses Marie and Blanche Crevolin, H. J. Crevolin and Miss Hattie Crevolin, proceeded to the alter where the groom and John Fayel were waiting. The ceremony was performed by Rev. S. W. Strowger...The bride was dressed in light mervellieux satin and a white chip bonnet trimmed with blue forget-me-nots. The couple took the 4:20 train for Syracuse. Among the numerous and costly presents were two hundred dollars in gold, gold locket, diamond ring....Miss Mamie Buckley had charge of the music...

May 16, 1883, p. 3:

Notice to Creditors--LUKE E. FRAME'S ESTATE. Notice is hereby given to all persons having claims against Luke E. Frame, late of the town of Clayton..are required to present the same with the vouchers to the Administrator at his residence in Depauville..on or before the 1st day of December next. Dated 12th day of May 1883. S. W. Frame, Administrator.

same issue, p. 4:
About 20 from here attended the Masonic funeral held at LaFargeville, Sunday, at the burial of WILLIAM BEARDSLEY of Rochester, a former resident of Sackets Harbor. Dated May 14.

BELLEVILLE - A very handsome granite monument has been placed to the memory of the late ALVAH BULL, in Woodside Cemetery, by his children at a cost of $1,000.

PLESSIS - Mrs. Gray, widow of the late RICHARD GRAY, who lived many years near Redwood, died at the home of her daughter, MRS. GEORGE LINNELL, in Clayton, on the 7th inst. Her remains were taken to Redwood, where the funeral services were held, and were buried near her old home, for which she had a great attachment. Dated May 14.

same issue, p. 5:
D. W. BEARDSLEY died in Rochester Friday morning. Mr. Beardsley was a native of LaFargeville, this county, his father and brothers still reside in that village. D. W. was at one time in the mercantile business there and afterward ran the hotel in that village. He then went to Sackets Harbor, where for two or three years he ran the Eveleigh House. Late, he ran a hotel in Auburn until some eight months ago when he removed to Rochester...His remains were taken to laFargeville where his funeral was held on Sunday. He leaves a wife.

MRS. JOHN HENTZLEMAN died at her home in the town of Cape Vincent Sunday the 13th inst. Mrs. Hentleman has been sick for several months and her death was not unexpected by her friends. A post mortem examination held Monday by Drs. McCombs and McIlmoyle of Clayton, Getman of Chaumont and Vincent of Three Mile Bay revealed extensive brain disease, all other organs being healthy.

DEATH OF GENERAL CORSS - Grant City, Mo., Star Newspaper
MAJOR GENERAL A. N. CORSS, formerly of Watertown, NY was born August 23d, 1804 and died in Grant City, Missouri, May 3d, 1883 at 79. (detail of his military career followed)

May 23, 1883, p. 6:

Notice to Creditors - BENJAMIN WOODWARD'S ESTATE. All persons having claims against Benjamin Woodward, late of the town of Ellisburgh are required to present the same with vouchers to the administrators at the residence of Enoch R. Eastman in Ellisburgh on or before the 1st day of July next. Dated 16 December 1882. Clarrissa Woodward and Enoch R. Eastman, Administrators.

same issue, p. 7:
DEATH OF CAPT. GEO. PARKER - The memory of Capt. George Parker of Gouverneur, whose death was briefly noticed last week, is deserving of a more extended notice. He was one of a number of sons of the late ALEXANDER PARKER of the town of Watertown, who was so well known to all of the old residents in this locality, and who died a few years ago, at a good old age, at the Parker homestead a few miles northwest of this city. Capt. Parker was born in the town of Watertown, June 7th, 1826 and died May 11th, 1883, a month before he had reached his 57th birthday. He died of that fatal disease, typhoid pneumonia, after a very brief illness. He leaves a wife and one son and daughter, the former now proprietor of the Gouverneur Free Press. After leaving his father's farm, he went to Theresa as a clerk in a mercantile establishment; from there about 1852, he moved to Gouverneur and engaged in the grocery business. He served and performed his duty until the battle of Ball's Church, VA when he was so severely wounded that he was unable to return to duty....After serving he was twice elected to the Legislature...At the time of his death he was agent of the State Lands in St. Lawrence Co., and Supervisor of the Town of Gouverneur to which office he was elected last February...

The toy pistol is doomed. It is henceforth unlawful for the boys to go around shooting at each other with it. The Governor has signed the bill restricting its sale and use in the cities of this state, the same as all other pistols and sidearms have been restricted heretofore. Young Americans bent on destruction will now be obliged to discover some other instrument to carry out its designs or emigrate.

DEATH OF MRS. E. J. MOULD - Mrs. E. J. Mould died at her home in Carthage Wednesday morning after a short illness. But a few days ago she became the mother of a little daughter, and last Saturday was supposed to be entirely out of danger...Mrs. Mould was the daughter of Mr. CHARLES GARDNER of this city. Since her marriage a little over six years ago, she was resided in Carthage...she is survived by her husband and her family...

DEATH OF MRS. JOHN F. LAMBIE - The people of Theresa were greatly shocked Saturday evening by the death of Mrs. John F. Lambie, who died very suddenly and unexpectedly at the Woman's Hospital in New York. She was suddenly stricken by complications which have not been fully ascertained. She was the daughter of Mr. P. D. BULLARD of Theresa and was married to Mr. Lambie about eleven years since and was age 36.

same issue, p. 8:
ANTWERP - The funeral of Miss ELLEN ELLIS, daughter of J. P. ELLIS of this village, was held at his residence Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. J. H. Crune of Gloversville officiated.

CHAUMONT - HUBBARD REED of St. Lawrence died at his residence last Thursday morning. His remains were deposited in Cedar Grove Cemetery in this village.

May 30, 1883, p. 1:

T. C. CHITTENDEN, Esq., of Adams, died at his home in Adams, Saturday evening, May 26th in his 62nd year. Mr. Chittenden has spent the most of his days in Adams, hehaving been admitted to practice as an attorney and counselor about 30 years ago. He has held several offices of trust, such as postmaster, justice of the peace and assessor...He was the son of HOMER CHITTENDEN, who survives him and now resides in Michigan, and also nephew of the late Hon. T. C. Chittenden.

same issue, p. 3:
A little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. VALENTINE MOYER who resides about three miles from Plessis, died recently of membraneous croup, all efforts to save her life proved unavailing as in most cases of that disease.

JENNIE, daughter of Mr. GILBERT SHANNON and adopted by her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. WILLARD WILLIAMS, fell another victim to that terrible disease membraneous croup, and her funeral was held in the M. E. Church Sunday, Rev. Mr. Whipple officiating. Jennie was a bright little girl nearly six years of age, left motherless when too young to feel her loss, she had been the pet of her mother's home and her death leaves a vacant place there which will be fully realized. Dated May 28.

BELLEVILLE - About 60 invited guests went through the rain on Saturday evening to celebrate the fifteenth anniversary wedding of Mr. and Mrs. E. J. CLARK, at their home.

ANTWERP - CHAS. GREEN died at the residence of M. L. Willard this village at 7 o'clock Monday evening, with pneumonia, his funeral was held Wednesday at 11 A.M. He was buried in Masonic Order accompanied by Citizens' Band.

same issue, p. 4:
When a citizen so prominent as the late FRED W. EAMES dies, there is such a public interest in whatever marks his career that the journalist is called upon to do more than merely announce the fact of death...The ancestry of Fred. W. Eames was good New England stock. His father was the late LOVETT EAMES, a brother of our respected townsman, HON. MOSES EAMES. Moses Eames in his boyhood resided in Rutland, but removed to Michigan about 1834, and settled near Kalamazoo. He soon after returned here for a short time and was married to LUCY C. MORGAN, as sister of J. B. MORGAN, Esq., now residing in this city, and bore away his bride to their western home. Fred was the third child in a family of eight children, passing his boyhood in Kalamazoo. Fred W. Eames was born in November, 1843 in Kalamazoo, where most of his boyhood was spent...he left college in 1861 and entered the army...In 1870 he married Miss MATTIE SHILLING of Michigan who is now in Europe with their oldest child. Two children were born to them the eldest only surviving. (a very long article follows citing his inventions and travels)

ERRATA - Watertown Re-Union Newspapers, Watertown, NY - June 1883

June 6, 1883, p. 3:

THERESA - Died, at his residence in Theresa, on Sunday morning June 3, Mr. LEWIS BARRETT, age near 70 years. Mr. Barrett has been a great sufferer for the past year: he claimed that dyspepsia was what ailed him, but a post mortem proved his disease to be cancer in the stomach.

same issue, p. 4:
The Black Hills Index says: Mr. Callis of Theresa, NY will bring with him to Wallouwau County, Minn., twenty-five to fifty heads of families to settle on lands near the Butterfield farm.

SIMEON CLARK, Esq., or Rodman, died at his home in that place last Thursday, after a short illness, age 71. Mr. Clark has for many years been a resident of Rodman. He was a man of strong convictions and emphatic in the expression of his views...He has been one of the prominent characters in Rodman and his death will be sensibly realized.

RICHARD BUCKMINSTER - Our obituary column today makes a bare announcement of the death of one of the oldest, purest, best and most honorably useful men the county has contained since its first settlement. In the life of RICHARD BUCKMINSTEr of Brownville, were enacted the virtues and graces of upright manhood, and it was spent from early youth in useful avocations in this county, contributive to its development and prosperity, and to the building of his own character and fortune, of which he was himself wholly the architect...

GEORGE H. HUMPHREY - for several years conductor on the Watertown & Sackets Harbor Division of the Utica & Black River Railroad, died at the Eveleigh House, at Sackets Harbor, Thursday evening about seven o'clock of consumption, he having been confined to his room for about six weeks during his last sickness, though he had been a great sufferer from that disease for over three years. He was born in Oneida County, and his mother and sister still reside in Trenton, his father being dead. ...Mr. Humphrey was well known by the railroad men of Northern New York and was highly respected by them all. He also had many acquaintances in this city, all of whom speak highly of him. He was a member of Watertown City Lodge, I.O.O.F. and of Montezuma Encampment. About eight years ago he was married to Miss EMMA STEVENS, who survives him, but no children were born of the union.

June 13, 1883, p. 1:

Notice to Creditors...persons having claims against ASA CLARK, late of the town of Rutland, in Jefferson Co., who died intestate, are required to present the same with vouchers to the Administrator at his residence in the town of LeRay on or before the 1s day of October next. Dated 14 March 1882. George C. Hazelton, Administrator

Notice to Creditors...TERRENCE FARMER'S ESTATE...persons having claims against Terrence Farmer, late of Hounsfield, Jeff. Co., deceased, are required to present the same with the residence of Rev. Tobias Glenn in the City of Watertown, on or before the 1st day of October next. Dated 12 March 1883. James Farmer and Tobias Glenn, Executors.

Notice to Creditors...JOSEPH RYDER'S ESTATE: ...persons having claims against JOSEPH RYDER late of the town of Lyme are required to present the same with vouchers at the store of A. Bushnell, No. 6 Public Square in the City of Watertown, on or before the 15th day of December next. Dated 23 May 1883. /s/ Mary A. Powers, Executrix.

same issue, p. 5:
THE DEATH OF A MAN 104 YEARS OLD - On Tuesday near Fishers Landing, FRANCIS TUSAW drew his last breath. "Uncle" Tusaw was a man who had become noted because of his extreme age....He was a Canadian by birth but had been a resident of this country for many years. During the War of 1812, he was several times engaged in the warfare for the salvation of the union, but whether he was ever regularly enlisted is a question upon which we have no light. At the close of the war he wandered off into the then wooded districts of Champion, where he resided for a number of years; but some sixty years ago he turned up on Wolf Island, where he resided for some years prior to his removal to the farm he occupied at his death. He was the father of three sons and two daughters, the two daughters and one of the sons being attendant at his deathbed. In conversation with old residents of the town, we learned that he was an old man while they were still but children; but age did not bring inactivity; indeed, it is said that until eight or ten years past he was a man whose equal in physical endurance could scarcely be found. He was active and until three days before his death, was found to be at work every day. He was an honorable and upright man, who was respected by his neighbors for his generosity and antiquity. His funeral was held last Thursday morning, and was largely attended.

same issue, p. 7:
RICHARD LAMPHER, one of the oldest citizens of Lowville, died Wednesday morning, age 79. He has been in feeble health for the past year and his death was expected. He leaves a wife.

WEDDING BELLS - One of those events deeply interesting to the young and little less to those of any other age, transpired Wednesday evening at the residence of Mr. C. A HOLDEN, No 49 Arsenal St. At half past seven o'clock, FLORA, youngest and only unmarried daughter of Mr. Holden, and who is recognized as one of the fairest and loveliest of the city's native flowers, was wedded to Dr. GROSVENOR S. FARMER, a rising member of the medical profession and both of them favorites in the social circles in which they have respectively moved. The marriage ceremonies were performed by Rev. GEORGE J. PORTER.

ALBERT HALL - died in Fenton, Michigan June 8, at age 72. He was, until a few years ago, a resident of Belleville, Jeff. Co., where he was well and favorable known for many years, and where a large circle of relatives and friends will be pained to hear of his death. He leaves a wife and three children to mourn his loss, Mr. HARLEY C. HALL of this city, being the only son.

PETER LEONARD - Monday afternoon, Mr. Leonard passed away at his residence, No. 10 Willow St. He had been sick but a short time and his death will be a surprise to the majority of our citizens. He was born in Ireland and came to this country over forty years ago, and has resided in this city most of that time since. He has generally been employed as a mason-tender and was said to be the best in this section. The mortar for a large number of our brick buildings was mixed by Pete or under his supervision. The last work he did of this kind was on the Cottage Block on Court St., which was finished last week. He was married but leaves no children...

MRS. ESTHER MASSEY, relict of the late Mr. EDWARD S. MASSEY, and mother of GEORGE B. and J. EDWARD MASSEY of this city, died very suddenly Wednesday morning at her residence on Massey St., at the advanced age of 75 years. Mrs. Massey was in her usual health on Tuesday evening, and in the afternoon took a ride in a carriage. The cause of her death was dropsical affection of the heart. Her maiden name was BRAGG. She was born at Newport, Herkimer Co; came to this city when quite young, and has since continuously resided here. She was the second wife of Mr. Massey, and had lived in the house in which she died about 50 years. She was the mother of six children as follows: MARIE E., GEORGE B., MARY E., J. EDWARD, ALBERT P. and ANNIE M., all of whom survive her except the first named.

SILVANUS POOL - At five o'clock Saturday morning, Silvanus Pool responded to the summons of death. He

had been failing in health for the last two years, but until about ten hours before death he had not been unusually unwell; but about that time his disease, paralysis, fastened its fatal grip upon his constitution. He was a native of Massachusetts, having been born in that state a little over 73 years ago. His mother died while he was still a babe. His father married again, but a few years later died, leaving a family in limited circumstances, but poverty was not to prevent the ultimate success of Mr. Pool for he was endowed with a strong ill, an honest hear. On July 2, 1834, he left Mass. and emigrated to the west, the wilds of Northern New York. He found his first employment in the tannery of the veteran tanner, THOMAS KNAPP of Brownville. (a lengthy description of is business involvements). In 1837 Mr. Pool was married to Miss FANNIE C. STEELE of Brownville, who remains to mourn the loss of a kind and true husband. To them were born two sons. The elder, CHARLES S. was born in Champion in 1839, and died in the same village six years later. GEORGE S. was born in Champion in 1844 and died in this city in 1864. Mr. Pool is survived by two brothers, one, CHARLES of Rutland and EDWARD of Fitchburg, MA....

same issue, p. 8:
CLAYTON - MRS. DORA COLLINS, wife of the late GEO. COLLINS, died at the residence of her brother. D. Kelsey, in Detroit, Mich. on Tuesday, May 29th. She had been sick for a long time with a tumor and went to Detroit to have it removed, but being so weak, died in the operation. Mr. Collins, it will be remembered was thrown from an ice boat, on Jan. 31st, 1878 and died of his injuries. Their former residence was at Clayton. Mrs. Collins leaves a little girl, who will make her future home with her uncle.

WORTH - Died in Worth, June 6, of dropsy, JOHN NICHOLAS in his 58th year. He has been a constant sufferer for a long time and for the last 12 weeks he did not lie down, he had to sit in a chair night and day. He was one of the first to respond when his country called for volunteers and served three years in the late war. The afflicted family have the sympathy of the entire community...

June 20, 1883, p. 1:

JOHN M. SIGOURNEY, who has been in poor health for the past year, died at the residence of his son-in-law, R. T. SMITH, last Wednesday morning. He was born on April 2, 1922 in one of the houses then used by the employes in the old cotton factory on Factory Square. (followed by a very long list of positions he held and inventions he created) He was always a citizen of Watertown from his birth. He passed away at the age of 61 years, 2 months, 10 days. He leaves a wife and one daughter, wife of R. T. Smith, and many other relatives and friends to mourn for him...

same issue, p. 2:

same issue, p. 4:
Andersonville - Anderson is the name of a station on the Southwestern Railroad, about 60 miles from Macon. It is nothing but a station, and the only thing that characterizes the spot in the immense Union Cemetery of some 20 acres, over which floats the star spangled banner. The cemetery is constructed on the spot where the prisoners were buried and the trenches were dug with such precision and regularity that the soldiers were not disturbed, but allowed to remain as their comrades interred them, working under the watchful eyes and fixed bayonets of the Georgia Home Guards. The cemetery is surrounded by a stout wall, with an iron gate, and is under the supervision of a superintendent, who lives on the grounds. There is not much attempt made to ornament the city of the dead. It would take a great deal of even such influence as plants and flowers possess, to dispel the memories that haunt this hill in the pine woods of Southern Georgia. The cemetery is much visited by Northern travelers and the register in the superintendent's lodge contains many strange inscriptions beside the names of the visitors. One lady asks forgiveness of God for the murderer of her brother, who sleeps in the cemetery. Occasionally a man who was in the stockade turns up among the visitors. These men, whatever their natural temper, the superintendent says, can almost be distinguished by the effects of fear, dread and vivid recollections which came back like a shock into their faces as they again stand on the now quiet and sunlit scenes of their war experience. In the cemetery ground is of a general level, and the graves of the known and unknown, properly separated, range in rows, closely laid, as far as the eye can reach. There were actually buried on this elevation 13,715 men...Many of the soldiers in the cemetery have handsome headstones lifted to their memory by friends in the North, and efforts are frequently made to have certain graves "kept green" with flowers and shower pot.

same issue, p. 7:
Graduates of the school at Mannsville: BERTHA E. BURDICK, ARTHUR SHOECRAFT, NELLIE M. WARDWELL, LOTTIE T. HARRIS, WM. C. BEEMAN, ELLA E. ROUNDS, GERTIE A. WOODARD, LOTTIE A. HIGGINS, EMMA R. WILLIAMS, CORA B. LESTER, JENNIE L. FOX, FRANKIE L. BROWN. All named received diplomas for their efforts. The school will close after commencement.

same issue, p. 8:
DONALD A. BROWN, age 2 years, 7 months, while returning home from a visit to his aunt in Pierrepont, St. Lawrence Co., the other day, fell into a brook and was drowned. The water was only 17 inches deep. The little fellow was a great favorite in the vicinity of his home. He went to England with his parents last fall on a visit to his grandmother, returning in February.

FOURTH OF JULY BALL - The Freeman Bros., of the Freeman House, Great Bend, announce a grand Fourth of July ball, at their house on that day, afternoon and evening. The afternoon entertainment will be free. Post and Whitaker's orchestra will furnish music and R. Crook and Charles Penniman will be room managers. The entertainment given by the Freeman Bros. are always of the best. If you wish to spend a pleasant day go to Great Bend.

At Emmanuel Church, Adams, Tuesday last, at 3 P.M., occurred the marriage of Mr. CHARLES A. CLEMENTS of Rutland and Miss JENNIE M. LEE of Adams. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Mr. Moyses, pastor of the church. The bridesmaids were: Miss Jennie Barney, Miss Eva Tarbell, Miss Nettie Cooper and Miss Kittie Totman of Adams; and the groomsmen were: Mr. J. Van Slyke of Rutland and Charles Dodge, A. Simmons and Geo. Manville of Adams. The church was beautifully decorated, the bride was arrayed in white satin, and the bridesmaids being dressed in white, made a very pretty scene. After the ceremony, a reception was held and the couple received many fine presents and congratulations and left on the evening train for an extended trip.

June 27, 1883, p. 6:

THERESA - MR. ALMON SHURTLIFF died very suddenly on Saturday. He was 67 years, 10 months, 23 days of age.

CAPE VINCENT - WILL DICK's photograph gallery arrived from Three Mile Bay, Monday, and is located on the lot east of J. B. Grapotte's store, corner of Point Street and Broadway.

The top of the Opera House is being repainted.

HENDERSON - AMASA ARNOLD and family, old time residents of this place, have sold out and left for Dakota Monday morning where they intend to take up their abode. We shall miss them.

BELLEVILLE - Miss KATE McCLURE, the teacher, will remain for another year. There has been a large class this year and it should be increased the coming year.

ANTWERP - HARRY YORK, age 10, while playing on the banks of the Indian River at Antwerp Wednesday evening, slipped and fell in. He was rescued after sinking twice, by HENRY PROCTOR, who was driving by. This is the fourth child saved from drowning by Mr. Proctor.

same issue, p. 8:
Briefs-In about a week the Canadian Government will hold a sale of the islands in the vicinity of Gananoque. The ownership will last for 20 years only, and the purchaser must agree to build upon the island a cottage that will beautify the place. No barn allowed.

WM. H. HILL, a prominent and esteemed citizen of Pulaski, died suddenly at his residence Sunday night of cancer of the stomach. He was 76 years old and formerly dry goods merchant at Rome but moved to Pulaski about 20 years ago and has been connected with the land office. His wife, a daughter of WM. C. PIERREPOINT of Pierrepont Manor, and two children, survive him.

Sackets Harbor expects to celebrate the Fourth of July in grand style. Mayoer E. C. WOODRUFF is marshal of the day...

Messrs. A. J. DEWEY and Son, the extensive fish dealers at Chaumont, are putting up an article of food for the Russian market which the average American would consider a novel dish. It is the roe of the sturgeon, purified by sifting and salting and then placed in casks and shipped to New York, where it is canned, when it is ready for the foreign market. It is called "Russian Caviar," and is eaten without further preparation by cooking. Messrs. Dewey are shipping more largely than ever this season. Their supply schooner makes regular trips along the Canadian shore and among the islands. Their shipments average ten tons per week and are consigned to different points in the eastern states, New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania.

A very pleasant event took place at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. L. W. TYLER in Theresa Wednesday afternoon, the occasion being the marriage of their adopted daughter, MAY WEAVER, whose parents lived and died in Watertown many years ago, with WILLIAM H. HOYT of New York City. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Mr. Canfield, after which an elegant repast was served. On the evening train the newly wedded took their departure for the city, carrying with them the benedictions of the entire population, for there are few in Theresa who have not known Miss Weaver and loved her for her goodness of heart and genuine worth.

The Fire-Arms Act - The following is the act to limit the carrying and the sale of pistols and other firearms in the cities of this State, passed May 10, 1883:
Section 1. No person under the age of 18 years shall have, carry or have in his possession in any public street, highway or place in any of the cities of this State, any pistol or other firearms of any kind, and no person shall in such cities sell or give any pistol or other firearms to any person under such age.
Section 2. Any person violating any of the provisions of this act shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and in all trials or examinations for said offense the appearance of the person so alleged or claimed to be under the age of 18 years shall be evidence to the magistrate or jury as to the age of such person.
Section 3. Nothing herein contained shall apply to the regular and ordinary transportation of pistols or firearms as articles of merchandise in said cities, or to the carrying of a gun or rifle through a street or highway of any city, with the intent to use the same outside of said city; nor to any person under such age carrying any pistol or other firearms under a license given by the mayor of said cities; but no license so given shall be in force more than one year from its date, and all such licenses may be revoked at the pleasure of the mayor, and a full, complete and public record shall be kept by the mayor of said cities of all such licenses, and the terms and date thereof.
Section 4. This act shall take effect immediately.

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