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ERRATA WATERTOWN RE-UNION NEWSPAPER, Watertown, NY - September 1883


September 5, 1883, p. 3:

THE OLDEST U. S. SOLDIER - A man aged 90 years still in service at Fort Niagara. The honor of having attached to it the oldest soldier in the United States Army, is without shadow of doubt to be accorded to Fort Niagara, at the mouth of the Niagara River. The individual to whom this distinction is accorded is Ordnance Sergeant Lewis Leffman, a man of 90 years of age, who is still in service, although by a special act of Congress he was retired on full pay several years ago--the only occurrence of the kind on record...He is a Waterloo veteran, and entered the army of Hanover in 1812, serving with the allied forces against the great Napoleon through many severe battles. He has now in his possession a number of medals granted him for special bravery during that war. In 1824, having come to America, he enlisted in the United States Army, and has served in it ever since, having been 59 years in the government employ. In 1840 he was made ordnance sergeant...

same issue, p. 4:
The suicide of SOLON E. WRIGHT - Mr. Wright of No. 31 Ten Eyck Street, committed suicide at his home... Of late he has been employed in the Sun Fire Ins. office. A few months ago his wife died...The fatal deed was undoubtedly committed sometime Saturday morning...he leaves two boys and one girl, the elder of whom has reached his tenth year. The deceased was a brother of MRS. A. M. FARWELL of this city, and also of LUCIUS WRIGHT of Copenhagen.

same issue, p. 4:
THE TRIAL OF FRANK JAMES - Gallatin, MO., Sept. 3-Mrs. Frank James, accompanied by her little boy, made her first appearance in the court room during the trial today and took a seat beside her husband...Instructions for murder in the second degree do not amount to much as it can only be returned as separate from the robbery...The killing of McMillan by any member of the gang while pursuing a robbery, if the defendant is believed to have been one o f the party, is murder in the first degree. Instructions as to the credibility of the witnesses were very clear and favorable to the defense...

same issue, p. 5:
ADAMS - MRS. MORSE and son have opened an art gallery over Pelsue's drug store. Mrs. Morse is a very fine artist, in hair work, as the showcase at her door will convince anyone. Her son has not yet exhibited any of his work, but we are informed that he is a splendid photographer.

The remains of JAMES SCHRAM arrived in Adams on Monday afternoon. He died at Fairfield, Herkimer Co. on Saturday last at 68.

MRS. WILLIS died on Sunday, age 84. She was one of the oldest inhabitants of Adams. Sept. 3

PLESSIS - The funeral of Mr. GOULD was well attended, notwithstanding the unpleasant weather. The flowers were beautiful and arranged with taste.

PHILADELPHIA - CHARLES BOGARDUS has his house nearly completed and expect to move into it this fall.

Comstock and Oatman have a new steam thrasher, and the report is that they are doing first-class work.

ANTWERP - The fall term of Ives' Seminary opened August 27 , a large school was expected and the first day, students numbered 104. Saturday they numbered about 150, and more are expected. The number will probably reach 200.

CLAYTON - Mr. JOHN PARISH died very suddenly on Tuesday, at the residence of his brother, GILBERT PARISH. He was at work for his brother, and was out in the barn after eggs, and when found was lying on the floor helpless. He was taken to the house and the doctor called but he could do no good. The funeral was on Wednesday last.

same issue, p. 7:
Two assisted pauper Irish emigrants have been sent back to Canada, from Buffalo, NY. They stated that 1,100 came over on the same ship and that all their expenses were paid by the British Government. The plan is to ship them to Canada and from there to the States. A large number have been sent back from this country recently.

same issue, p. 8:
THE ISLAND OF JAVA DEVASTATED AND WRECKED - 75,000 lives lost - Fifteen craters belching forth flames and red hot rocks. The sea lashed into mountains of foam-towns and villages destroyed.

MINNIE GEORGE, wife of J. F. GEORGE of Chaumont, after a lingering illness, died Thursday night at about 11 o'clock, age 26.

PHOEBE WATROUS, who resided on a farm near Dexter, died Wednesday afternoon, age 44. She was the wife of SAMUEL WATROUS.

Under the New Code a man can be sent to the penitentiary for one year who sells a rifle, shotgun or pistol to any person under 18 years of age.

JAMES CLARK of Dexter, serving a 15 year sentence in the Auburn Prison for highway robbery, died in the hospital Friday morning of diabetes. He had been suffering from consumption for two or three years. His remains were sent to Dexter. A brother of Clark is also serving a 15 year sentence for the same crime.

At the home of Mr. and Mrs. SAFFORD E. FIELD, E. Hounsfield, on the 28th inst., was gathered a large company of invited guests, relatives and friends, to celebrate the nuptials of their daughter, Miss CARRIE B. FIELD with REV. GEO. E. MERRILL, late pastor of the church at that place. It was a season of most pleasant reunion of friends who left behind them many substantial remembrances of their confidence and esteem. The occasion was a pleasant and joyous one, and the happy couple leave for the home of the bridegroom followed by the prayers of many warm friends for their prosperity and future happiness.

September 12, 1883, p. 2:

C. B. BOWERS' horse, Cunard, won the free for all race at the Sandy Creek Fair Friday over Fuller, Island Maid and Frank Behm. The grounds were packed with people.

Prof.GEGOUX is finishing two crayon portraits of the late MRS. C. W. COREY and four for Mr. JAMES GALVIN of Carthage, namely, his late father, mother and two brothers.

Mr. C. J. STEWART of Pamelia Four Corners, and Miss LILLIE M., daughter of R. R. CROOK of Champion, were married last Wednesday afternoon at 3 p.m. in the presence of a large company of invited guests. Rev. O. F. Nichols of Pillar Point performed the ceremony, which took place at the home of the bride's parents.

Same issue, p. 4:
THERESA - WILL SHELEY is the happy father of a ten pound girl.

ANTWERP - The nuptials of Mr. DAVID H. ROGERS and Miss MILDRED R. MOFFETT, two of Antwerp's most estimable young people, were solemnized in the M. E. Church, in this village at 2 o'clock last (Wednesday) afternoon, in the presence of a large assemblage of people...Rev. W. W. Van Dusen, pastor of the Church officiated in a very happy manner...The bridesmaids were Miss MAY TODD of Rodman, Miss JENNIE BALDWIN and Miss JENNIE MOFFETT of Watertown and Miss AGNES MOORE of Antwerp. The groomsmen were CHARLES KIRBY and FRED HUNTINGTON of Watertown and GEO. P. ROGERS and FRANK AUGSBURY of Antwerp.....Immediately after the ceremony, about 75 guests...repaired to the residence of Mr. and Mrs. C. W. MOFFET, the bride's parents...refreshments were served...The couple will visit Niagara Falls, Rochester and several other places in western New York before they return. The presents received by the couple were numerous and costly.

ALEXANDRIA BAY - A very sad accident occurred here last week in which Mr. E. GRIFFIN's little son, age 3, was drowned. Mr. Griffin's house is situated on the bank of the bay and his boat house reaches out in two or three feet of water. It is thought the little boy was playing in the boat house and fell out the back door. Everything was done to revive the child...A large number of mourning friends attended the funeral....Sept. 10.

BELLEVILLE - MRS. BAKER died Thursday at her sister's MRS. HARVEY LITTLEFIELD, with consumption. She leaves nine children to mourn her loss. Her husband died about a year since. Her funeral was held Saturday afternoon...Sept. 10.

same issue, p. 6:
FRANK JAMES ACQUITTED - The verdict received with boisterous expressions of delight-the worst thing that could have happened to Missouri.
St. Louis, MO., Sept.6-FRANK JAMES was found "not guilty." The crowd in the Gallatin Opera House went wild when the announcement was made this afternoon and the court was unable to check the boisterous exclamations of approval at the verdict. After the announcement the defendant was surrounded by his wife and friends and congratulated upon his escape from the gallows. James said: "This verdict was to have been expected. Not only are these people in sympathy with me, but my attorneys outranked those of the prosecution. I can liken the two to giants and pigmies. Johnson's speech would have won any case and Phillips' argument alone would have cleared me".:...James is still in custody but the evidence in the Winston case was the strongest of all, and so there is little likelihood of his being brought before the bar of justice in this state again...

ASTOR GIVES AWAY HIS EIGHTY MILLIONS - New York, Sept. 6-It is announced that JOHN JACOB ASTOR has deeded all his property to his son, William Waldorf Astor, now United States Minister to Rome. The news has created a profound sensation and old lawyers declare that it is only another movement by the Astors not to permit the value of their immense estate to be publicly known. The deeds will not be recorded until after his death... The value of John Jacob Astor's estate is estimated at $80,000,000...

same issue, p. 7:
OBITUARY - F. B. JOHNSON, one o f the prominent citizens of the town of Wilna, died at his home near Carthage on Thursday morning...He served a term as superintendent of the Black River Canal, which we believe was the only public office of importance he ever held...Mr. Johnson was a carpenter by trade, but followed farming. He has one of the finest farms in Jefferson Co., and lies within the corporate limits of the village of Carthage...

September 19, 1883, p. 4:

ALEXANDRIA BAY - Death has again visited us. Last Wednesday a bright and beautiful child of Mr. and Mrs. JAMES CLINE has passed. While Mr. and Mrs. Cline mourn their loss they have the sympathy of their many friends. Sept. 17.

PLESSIS-Mr. FRANCIS BACON has passed away since my last writing. Mr. Bacon was a kind man in his family, a quiet citizen, and good man, whose loss is deeply felt by his widow and children.

This congregation and community sympathize with MRS. KELLOGG and family in their affliction--the death of the kind husband and father, our late pastor, Rev. E. E. KELLOGG, who died at his home in Mannsville, Wednesday, the 12th inst....

PHILADELPHIA - Last Wednesday WILLIAM T. SCOFIELD and Miss GRACE BROOKS were united in matrimony at the residence of the bride's father, Mr. OTIS BROOKS. The ceremony was performed by Rev. D. D. Deen and after receiving the best wishes and gifts from their friends, they started for Syracuse...and arrived home this (Monday) morning..Sept. 17.

same issue, p. 5:
OBITUARY - SAMUEL D. MORSE
In the death of SAMUEL D. MORSE, which occurred about 8 o'clock Saturday evening, a worthy man has gone to his final repose. Fifty years ago, Mr. Morse came to this county from the sterile hills of New Hampshire...He was a kind husband and father, a good neighbor and a public-spirited citizen...

same issue, p. 8:
J. S. DILLENBECK of Belleville, has raised 120 bushels of potatoes on a trifle more than a quarter of an acre of ground.

REV. E. E. KELLOGG, a member of the Northern NY Conference, died at Mannsville Wednesday of Bright's disease.

O. S. NEARY, who recently died at Carthage, was a brother-in-law of Alderman KEENAN and Recorder PURCELL of this city. Mr. Neary was born in Wilna in 1829.

A decree of absolute divorce has been filed in the clerk's office by order of Judge Vann in favor of CHARLES A. SIGOURNEY vs OLIVA A. SIGOURNEY. Lansing & Rogers for plaintiff.

Mr. NICHOLAS BENCE, an old resident of Wilna, died at the residence of his son, SAFARIOUS BENCE, at the old homestead in Wilna, Monday afternoon Sept. 10th, age 95 years, 1 month, 5 days. At the time of his death he was the oldest living resident of the town, having spent the most of his life there. A few days ago he had the misfortune to fall and break his hip, which the doctors could not set, and his death was undoubtedly caused thereby. He was the father of LYLE B., SAFARIOUS, and WILLIAM BENCE.

North Wilna has an elopement case. The parties are FRANK BASSETT, son of MOSES BASSETT of Carthage, and a MRS. FOSTER of North Wilna. Young Bassett has been working his father's farm in North Wilna, and last Friday hired a horse to go to Great Bend, taking Mrs. Foster with him. The horse and buggy were found at Felt's Mills and the coupler were missing: Bassett is somewhere about 22 years of age and Mrs. Foster about 30. The woman has a husband and two children living.

WEDDING BELLS -
It was a large and happy company which assembled at the residence of A. MORROW, in Pamelia, Tuesday to witness the marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Morrow's daughter, ELLA S. to FRED D. GILLESPIE of Mitchell, Dakota...The groom is a native of Parish, Oswego Co., but is now one of the leading businessmen of the thriving town in Dakota, where he resides. The ceremony was performed by Rev. J. Winslow of this city, in the presence of over 100 relatives and friends, including the groom's parents of Parish and a large number of Watertown people. The presents were numerous, appropriate and beautiful. After the ceremony, refreshments were served. The couple left on the 6 P.M. train for Oswego County and then return to Watertown before taking up their western residence....

September 26, 1883, p. 2:

SIMEON BATES, age 88, at one time Mayor of Oswego, and one of its oldest inhabitants, is dead.

MRS. SAMUEL McCALLOPS, of Carthage, who took an ounce of cedar oil, by mistake, or intentionally, is dead.

A 41 pound muscalonge was caught near Theresa, Monday, by BYRON CHAPMAN. It was sent to Gov. Cleveland.

JOSEPH PRATT, formerly of Carthage, has sold his Denver farm and is now in Gunnison, the same state, where his son, S. R. PRATT, is running a stock farm.

The body of FELIX McCOURT, the Irish seaman who was found drowned at the head of Grindstone Island, was buried near where it was found. The coroner's jury rendered a verdict that the deceased came to his death by accidental drowning.

It is reported that HENRY PHILLIPS of Greig, age 70 years, was married last Friday night to HATTIE OLMSTEAD, a girl of 15. The justice of the peace, an old gentleman of 75, was called up in the night to perform the ceremony, and he stood in the doorway in his night garment, and made the happy couple man and wife.

A GOLDEN WEDDING - The fiftieth anniversary of the marriage of ERVIN and MARY CALKINS was very quietly and yet very pleasantly celebrated at their residence at Perch River on Saturday, the 22 inst. The company included simply the children of this worthy pair and their families and numbered in all, 24 persons...

same issue, p. 5:
ADAMS - MRS. W. W. KENYON, sister of the late HENRY KEEP, died at her residence on Sand St., Saturday night, age 70.

CLAYTON - The daughter of Mr. LYMAN BENNETT of Antwerp, NY, died of consumption, and was brought here to be buried on Tuesday last. Mr. Bennett formerly resided in Clayton.

GALLOUP ISLAND - WILL CROWEL is freighting fish from here to Sackets Harbor at present. Our fishermen Crowley and Marshall are having fine luck fishing for sturgeon.

STERLINGVILLE - CHARLES A. RITTER of Philadelphia, has taken a partner in the person of Miss MARY YOUNG of this village.

MRS. VICTORY, relict of the late SYLVANUS VICTORY of Philadelphia, died at the residence of P. B. Miles, near this place, on Friday morning, September 21. As near as we can ascertain Mrs. Victory was about 96 years of age and had spent the most of her life in this town. ...Sept. 24.



October 1883:


October 3, 1883, p. 7:

BELLEVILLE -
Two of our old residents have died in a short time. MRS. OLIVER BOOMER died September 16 at the advanced age of 94. Then came the death of MRS. ORPHA M., wife of the late DANIEL ELLIS, age 91. Her funeral was held Sunday, September 23.

The remains of MRS. CHARLES DICKINSON were brought here from Pulaski last Thursday afternoon for interment at Woodside Cemetery. She was sick but a few hours. She leaves a large circle of friends to mourn her loss. She was a daughter of Mr. AVERY FISH.

PILLAR POINT -
Pillar Point is well represented at Dexter School, by the following: FRANK FITZGERALD, FRANK TAYLOR, HAZIEL WHITE, MINNIE WOODHEAD, MINNIE OTIS, ELLA TAYLOR, BELL HURSLEY, HATTIE HUNTER and CARRIE ACKERMAN.

ANTWERP -
Several cases of typhoid fever in town. It is quite severe this fall.

A heavy frost visited here Sunday night, freezing water which was standing in the ditch.

PLESSIS -
MRS. JANE FLINT, who went to Petoskey, Mich., to visit her daughter residing there, has, it seems, taken up her residence in that city, as both of her daughters are with her. She has sold her house and lot to Mr. S. MAKEPEACE and her goods have been shipped to her. Mr. Makepeace traded the house and lot above mentioned with Miss CAROLINE SPALSBURY'S house situated in the center of the village.

CHAUMONT -
Miss MAY POMEROY, eldest daughter of DELAC---- POMEROY, of Point Salubrious, died at her father's residence last Friday. The deceased was a victim of consumption. The family has the sympathy of the entire community.

NATURAL BRIDGE -
MRS. ED BURNS intends going to Pa., soon, where her husband is employed in a tannery.

same issue, p. 8:
BRIEFS -
Postage only two cents.

GEO. YOST of Theresa, has sold a patent car oiler to New York parties for $110,000.

CHARLEY CRAWLEY of Chaumont, recently caught ninety sturgeons at one haul. The lot was sold for $140. This is believed to be the largest catch on record.

Farmers in the vicinity of Baldwinsville are said to be wild over the high price received for tobacco, 20 to 28 cents a pound. It is said that $1,000,000 will be paid for tobacco in that section this year.

A telegram from Arizona announces the death of Hon. L. G. REDFIELD. The deceased was a son of D. B. REDFIELD of this city. He left Jefferson County something over thirty years ago for the far west. He was a man greatly respected in the community where he resided and throughout the territory. He was a bachelor of some 55 years and was the proprietor of one of the largest cattle ranches in Arizona.

DEMOCRATIC COUNTY COMMITTEE - The officers and members of the Democratic County Committee appointed Monday are as follows:
Chairman, D. G. GRIFFIN
Secretary, S. S. TROWBRIDGE

Members:
Adams, A. J. LOVELEE
Alexandria, A. A. HOLMES
Antwerp, M. L. WILLARD
Brownville. O. M. WOOD
Cape Vincent, C. A. JEROME
Champion, G. D. HEWITT
Clayton, F. D. BARKER
Ellisburgh, C. A. RUDD
Henderson, H. E. CARPENTER
Hounsfield, S. J. LEWIS
LeRay, J. J. KINNEY
Lorraine, P. M. BROWN
Lyme, C. M. MOUNT
Orleans, B. J. STROUGH
Pamelia, C. E. BROWN
Philadelphia, SILAS MONRO
Rodman, C. F. GAGE
Rutland, C. S. KELLOGG
Theresa, B. W. CHAPMAN
Watertown, A. P. SIGOURNEY
first ward, BERNARD McCARTY
second ward, D. G. GRIFFIN
third ward, W. F. PORTER
fourth ward, EDWARD SIMPSON
Wilna, JAMES BURNS
Worth, S. B. STEARS

October 10, 1883, p. 6:

BRIEFS -
MRS. PETER PETRIE of Lowville is dead, age 75.

JAMES WEBBY of Cape Vincent, has a pumpkin that weights 58 pounds.

The Brick Hotel at Evans Mills, formerly occupied by JOHN W. BROWN, deceased, is offered for sale. For particulars address Wm. S. Hall.

Secretary Folger decides that green plums are free from duty under the new tariff law. There is a considerable trade in this fruit between Canada and the United States.

We understand a company composed of four New York gentlemen have purchased J. E. McALLISTER'S marble quarry at this place. Consideration about $100,000. The same company owns two talc mines, and will build a new talc mill at an early date. - Gouverneur Free Press

ELNATHAN LUCAS-
We are glad to see upon our streets the face of our honored townsman, Mr. ELNATHAN LUCAS, who reaches his 85th birthday the 12th of this month. Born in 1798 in Middletown, Conn., he was one of 12 children, 7 of whom were born in the old state. The family emigrated to this country in 1809 with an ox team, and were 17 days on the road, landing at Barnes Corners. Mr. Lucas was at Sackets Harbor when the Royal George came in. He arrested the notorious Bill Johnson and brought him to Watertown alone in a cutter, helped to make the first important roads through the country, cast his vote to free this state from slavery, and has several times suffered the loss of property by unscrupulous persons who betrayed his confidence, yet through it all he ever showed a nerve and pluck that few could excel. He has always voted the Democratic ticket, and our wish is that he may live to see many other birthdays.

same issue, p. 8:
BELLEVILLE -
Miss REBECCA PENNY, daughter of the late SETH PENNY, died last Friday after an illness of three days. Age about 40 years.

Those traveling gypsies camped out near Henderson Monday night and near Rural Hill the following night. They did not do any damage here except to burn rails.

MRS. ALEXANDER McNEIL died at the home of her daughter, MRS. NELLIE LEWIS, in this village Friday night, after an illness of several weeks. She received a shock of paralysis of which she died. She was a kind and affectionate mother and was highly esteemed by all who knew her. She has lived here since 1881. Her funeral was largely attended at Smithville, Sunday. Rev. M. B. Comfort gave an able sermon from John 11 chap. 37 verse.

THERESA - There has been started here lately a lodge of Good Templars. They have now 43 members. They meet once a week, and every night that they meet they have a lot of new members added to their list. May the good work go on; we are with you.

PLESSIS -
The severe frosts have ruined bushels of Mr. VanAmber's fine grapes.

Miss MARIE? RUNDLET, a former teacher in this village and always well known here, having lived in this town all her life until recently, has recently married a Mr. Ash, of Arbelia, Mich., and has returned with him to her new home, which we hope may be a happy one as the bride deserves.

CLAYTON -
Mr. and Mrs. JOHN SWART will celebrate their silver wedding O on the 12th inst., Oct. 18.

PHILADELPHIA -
UNCLE SAMMY ROGERS is very sick and not expected to live. He is nearly 85 years old and has been failing for some time. He is about the only Quaker left of the old Quaker Church here, and was one of the first settlers of this place. Oct. 8

October 17, 1883, p. 5:

CLAYTON -
MRS. CLINTON McCARN died at her residence after a long suffering illness of that terrible disease, consumption, on Sunday, October 7, age 40. The family has the sympathy of many friends.

Mr. GEORGE TILTON, engineer of Chicago,...took his best girl and went to Cape Vincent and was married to Miss HATTIE JOHNSON, of Clayton...

THERESA -
Mr. C. WAKEFIELD and wife spent Sunday at Redwood, visiting his mother, it being her 85th birthday.

WILLIAM SHROP bought the house and lot formerly owned by S. P. CHAPMAN and sold under mortgage foreclosure to CHARLES POOL for $600. Mr. SHROP will erect a barn on the place this fall.

ANTWERP -
EDWARD BRUNDIG, who has for the last three weeks been sick with the typhoid fever, died last Wednesday. He leaves a large family...

GALLOUP ISLAND -
GEORGE BROOKS of Stoney Island is quite ill at Sackets Harbor.

EVANS MILLS -
MRS. NICHOLAS COCAGNE and daughter, MRS. FRED POUSHAW are visiting relatives in Wisconsin.

same issue, p. 7:
BRIEFS -
Good carpenters are scarce at present in this city.

The farm house and barns of MRS. JERRY O'BRIEN in Pierrepont, were destroyed by fire one night last week. The property was insured for $3,300.

The sad intelligence of the death of MRS. FURMAN FISH of Cape Vincent, has just reached this office. Her husband, with whom she lived for nearly three score years, still survives her. Six sons also live to mourn her loss....

WEDDING BELLS-A very pleasant event occurred at the residence of DAVID RESSEGUIE, near Sulphur Springs, Wednesday, in the marriage of Miss ETTA H., daughter of DAVID and LOVINA RESSEGUIE, and J. H. MILLER of Three Mile Bay. The marriage ceremony was performed at 2:30 P.M. by Rev. H. A. Harris in the presence of a large company of relatives and friends of the contracting parties. After the ceremony, the company sat down to a sumptuous wedding feast...

A very pleasant affair, and one that produced a decidedly lively sensation in Alexandria Bay, was that of the marriage of ARTHUR J. THOMPSON, son of WM. H. THOMPASON, a prominent businessman to Miss FLORA THOMSON, daughter of ANDREW THOMSON, of the same place, which happy event occurred at 12 o'clock Wednesday at the Reformed Church with Rev. E. C. Lawrence officiating...The bride was most elegantly attired in white satin, with white slippers and gloves...The bridal party sailed to Brockville, where they took the train to Montreal, at which point they were joined by JOHN I. CORNWALL and his bride (KITTIE ROWLEY) who were married at Carthage, October 3, and who are now enjoying their bridal tour. From Montreal the party will go to Quebec, Boston, New York, Philadelphia, and other points...

October 24, 1883, p. 3:

BRIEFS-
COL. ALONZO B. RANDALL died at his home in Oswego, Wednesday, age about 53. He was born in Antwerp, this county, and was a grandson of Judge Streeter. He removed to Oswego some 30 years ago and at the time of his death was barley inspector for the port of Oswego. Mr. Randall leaves a wife.

same issue, p. 7:
THERESA - Another old landmark is laid to rest. Mr. ENOCH JOLLY, an old and respected citizen of this place, died at his residence on Thursday morning at half past five. He was 76 years, 2 months, and 18 days of age. Mr. Jolly has been a great sufferer for the past year...He leaves a wife, two sons and two daughters to mourn his loss....The funeral was largely attended on Saturday, Rev. E. K. Andrews officiating.

CLAYTON - Mr. SOLOMON DUVAL died at Port Huron, Michigan, on Sunday Oct. 15th. He was formerly a resident of Clayton.

STERLINGVILLE - The many friends of Mr. and Mrs. BART. GRIFFIN assembled at their home on Tuesday evening, Oct. 16th to celebrate the eighth anniversary of their marriage. Mr. and Mrs. Griffin were the recipients of many presents and all enjoyed a very pleasant evening.

SAMUEL EVANS has secured a partner in his toils, in the person of MRS. LYDIA A. MANZER of Oswego. May happiness attend them.

JOHN BRISTOL departed this life at his home in Reedville, Thursday, Oct. 18th, age nearly 56 years. Mr. Bristol was born in Hounsfield, this county, in 1827, and when about 21 years old came to this place where he has since resided. He leaves a wife and three children...Oct. 23.

PHILADELPHIA - A happy event at the residence of VETAL HIBBARD on Wednesday of last week, was that of the marriage of his daughter, JENNIE, to Mr. FRED BROWN. It was a quiet affair, only the parents of the bride and groom and near relatives witnessed the ceremony. The couple took the southward bound train Wednesday evening. They were accompanied as far as Utica by ELLA HIBBARD, sister of the bride, and JAMES W. CORCORAN. Oct. 22.

DEATH OF A VETERAN -
The Oswego Palladium prints the following notice of Mr. Lyman's death:
COLONEL SILAS LYMAN, father of H. H. LYMAN, died Wednesday at his home in Pulaski in the 90th year of his age. Col. Lyman a few weeks since visited his son in this city and was in usually good health. He was one of the oldest residents of Jefferson County and his death removes a patriarch. Col. Lyman was born in Washington Co., NY in 1793 and was therefore in his 90th year. In 1800 he came with his parents to Lorraine, Jeff. Co., where he remained until 1867, when he removed to Pulaski, where the rest of his life was spent. He was in the War of 1812, taking part in the battle of Sacketts Harbor and Sandy Creek. At the age of 22, he was married to Miss CYNTHIA WAUGH of Camden, Oneida Co., who died two months ago. He was one of the first and most active abolitionists in this part of the State and he and GERRIT SMITH had charge of "the underground railroad station" on this frontier. He was the first candidate for member of Assembly of the Abolition Party in Jeff. Co., and always boasted that he polled the full vote of his party in his town, which was 2. He was an active militiaman and was colonel of the old 55th Regiment of the old Floodwood brigade. He was well acquainted in Oswego and Jeff. counties and was regarded as one of the sterling men who won the respect of all, and whose respect was well worth trying for. His later years were spent in quiet retirement and the peaceful enjoyments of home...

A GOLD WEDDING -
Saturday the 20th inst, being the 50th anniversary of the marriage of Mr. and Mrs. BENJAMIN R. HASTINGS, of this city, a few neighbors and friends conceived the idea of giving them a happy surprise. ..on Saturday morning the old people were invited to the residence of THEO A. MYERS of State Street to spend the day. Through a little ingenuity, the key to their house was obtained and at about 6 P.M., between 35 and 40 assembled at their residence, No. 88 Arsenal Street. About 6:30 a violent ring was heard at the doorbell and the couple wondered who had taken possession of their house. At last, through tears and smiles, it dawned on them that their home had been taken over. To make their surprise more complete, their granddaughters, MRS. L. W. BABCOK of Buffalo and MRS. DR. J. H. MILLER, a daughter of Carthage, appeared..the couple were escorted to the parlor and seated, with their daughter on the right, granddaughter on the left, and their relatives and friends clustered in a circle around them. Rev. R. N. Barber was called upon to present them with a well-filled purse of gold and he did so in a very pleasant manner. At the conclusion of the remarks the company sat down to a bountiful repast prepared by the ladies, to which all seemed to do ample justice. ..

WEDDING BELLS
The marriage of Miss SARAH E., eldest daughter of Mr. WILSON ISHAM, to CHARLES EDWARD BROWNELL, was solemnized at the residence of the bride's father, near this city, Wednesday afternoon...the simple service was performed by Rev. Geo. B. Stevens...The attendance of guests was large among the number being C. H. BROWNELL, MISS H. C. BROWNELL and E. C. BROWNELL and wife of Moodus, CT., the home of the groom, G. L. BROWNELL and wife of Worchester, Mass. and Miss FANNY ISHMAN of Springfield, Mass.

At five o'clock Wednesday afternoon, Father Glenn, at St. Patrick's Church, united in marriage Miss KATE PARKS and HENRY BRINNING. Both parties are well known in this city and have many friends. In the evening a reception was tendered the bride and groom at the residence of her uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. JOHN BRENNAN of Munson St. The attendance was large and the evening was a very enjoyable one.

Wedding bells in Carthage, a few days since..for Mr. JOHN I. CORNWALL, an esteemed citizen and merchant of Alexandria Bay, and Miss. KITTIE F. ROWLEY of W. Carthage, a young lady endowed with all the qualifications essential to the high rank she hold in the good opinion of all who know her. The marriage service was performed in the Congregational Church, over which the bride's father, Rev. GEORGE B. ROWLEY, presides as pastor...The presents were numerous, beautiful and many of them costly..The happy couple left the house en route for the train, amid a shower of good wishes...

On Friday evening, Oct. 13th, a company of about 40 guest met at the fine residence of GUSTAVE BARRETT of Henderson, to witness the marriage of Miss ANNA McCUMBER to Mr. CHARLES LANE...At precisely 8 o'clock, the happy pair appeared and were united by Rev. L. B. Fisher. After the ceremony, bountiful refreshments were served and a delightful hour was spent socially. There was a large and beautiful array of gifts...

The following extracts are from the Jefferson County Board of Health regarding births and marriages:

Section 15. BIRTH CERTIFICATES and the BIRTH REGISTER--The physician, or whoever attends professionally at a birth in said city, is required to make out the certificate and forward it to the local registering officer. If there is no professional attendant, then one of the parents, or the head of the house where the birth occurs, should make out and attest the certificate, and forward it to the registering officer, as soon as practicable, or within three days, at the latest, after the birth. The "given" or "fore" name should be certified and registered as soon as given. The city clerk and health officer will supply the card and instructions for making such return of the delayed name of the infant.

Section 16. MARRIAGE RECORDS --On the day of the marriage in said city and while the proper witnesses are present with the married couple, the record should be made out and signed by them according to the forms required by the state. The person who legally solemnizes or attests the marriage ceremonial must certify to his official act in the prescribed form, after which it is his duty to make sure that the record and certificate are placed in the hands of the local registering officer within three days after the marriage. All necessary blanks for registration will be furnished by the clerk of the board of health on application.

See the above page in the issue listed for additional laws on deaths, burials, vaccinations, stillbirths, etc.

October 31, 1883, p. 2:

POTATO PUDDING - Two pounds of potatoes boiled and mashed, one-half pound sugar, one-half pound butter, six eggs, wine glass of brandy, one nutmeg. Line a dish with pastry and bake.

same issue, p. 4:
BRIEFS - CHARLES WILLISTON, formerly of this county, died in Saginaw, Michigan, recently, age 84.

Mrs. Langtry and her English troupe appear at the Opera House in Ogdensburg, November 7.

At a recent meeting of the Teachers Association in the first commissioners district, the following officers were elected: President, A. D. VanALLEN of Dexter; vice-presidents: Adams, Miss CARRIE OVERTON, Ellisburgh, M. L. HUNT, Henderson, Mr. OVERTON, Hounsfield, O. C. EASTMAN, Lorraine, Miss CLARA F. TUCKER, Rodman, Mr. BRUNDIDGE, Worth, Mr. JENKS. The treasurer's report showed a balance on hand of $2.45.

OBITUARY - FRED CANFIELD
Wednesday afternoon at Cape Vincent, the funeral service over the remains of the late Fred Canfield occurred. A very large concourse of friends were in attendance and many of the stores were closed. ....a little over a year ago, he was married to a charming young lady, who stood at his grave Wednesday clad in widow's garb...Many who were in attendance at the merry wedding were also among those who met Wednesday to pay the last tribute of respect to the memory of the young man....

same issue, p. 5:
WEDDING BELLS - At the Cathedral in Albany, on the morning of the 24th inst., Mr. JAMES A. WARD of this city, was united in marriage to Miss KATE SULLIVAN of Albany. A brother of the groom, (Mr. FRANCIS WARD) and a sister of the bride (ELLEN SULLIVAN) acted as attendants, and Rev. Father Walsh was the officiating clergyman. A large assemblage of friends and relatives were present to witness the impressive ceremony...At its close the bridal party and invited guests proceeded to the residence of the bride's parents, where a wedding breakfast was served...They left on the afternoon train for Boston and Montreal. Mr. Ward is one of Watertown's rising young lawyers..

same issue, p. 6:
Recent real estate transactions in Evans Mills and vicinity are as follows: SYLVESTER GOULD has purchased the house and lot owned by MRS. WM. ROGERS; The HENRY REESE property on Main St., has been purchased by PAUL B. CLARK; JOEL BALDWIN of LeRaysville, has sold his village property to WENDELL HEIL; DANIEL FISK has sold his farm to the LARTSCHER BROS., consideration $4,000.

GALLOUP ISLAND - We witnessed, October 19th, the first marriage ceremony ever performed on this island. Miss JENNIE, eldest daughter of E. B. GANNETT of this place, was united in marriage to Mr. FRANK. H. GILL of Greeley, Col., by Rev. C. H. Walton, in the presence of many relatives and friends. The bridesmaids were: CLARA E. GANNETT, IDA M. GANNETT, CLARA E. JOHNSON and IRENE M. JOHNSON. Groomsmen, HUGH H. GILL, WALTER E. JOHNSON, WARREN E. GANNETT and JESSE N. WATTAM. After the ceremony all sat down to a wedding supper. The evening ended with a fine musical entertainment, in which several of the talented people present took a part. Monday morning the happy couple started for their distant home in Greeley, Col. Oct. 29.

BELLEVILLE - Deacon JOHN FREEMAN died at the home of his daughter, October 18 at the age of 87 years. I think he was the oldest person living in the town that was born here. He has always lived in this vicinity and has been an active member of the Baptist Church for a great many years and one of its deacons for 39 years....His funeral was largely attended at the Baptist Church on Sunday, October 21, with Rev. M. B. Comfort preaching the sermon. Oct. 29.

same issue, p. 7:
NOTICE TO CREDITORS - MARY NEWMAN'S ESTATE - ...all persons having claims against Mary Newman, late of the town of LeRay, Jeff. Co., deceased...are required to present the same with the vouchers...to the executor...on or before the 20th day of February next. Dated 6 August 1883. Jacob N. Helmer, Executor.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS - BARBARA BATES ESTATE - all persons having claims against Barbara Bates, late of the town of Alexandria, Jeff. Co., deceased...are required to present the same with vouchers...to the executor on or before the 10th day of March next. Dated 21 August 1883. Peter Bickelhaupt, Executor.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS - SARAH G. YOUNG'S ESTATE - all persons having claims against Sarah G. Young, late of the town of Cape Vincent, Jeff. Co., deceased intestate,...are required to present the same with vouchers to the Administrator...on or before the 15th day of April next. Dated the 29th day of September 1883. Charles W. Gilchrist, Administrator.



November 1883:

November 7, 1883, p. 2:

SUDDEN DEATH - Friday evening MRS. RICHARD HOLDEN came up town to make some purchases. On arriving at Wilson's meat market, she became exhausted and sat in a chair for some time, when she had started for home. On reaching Beebee's Island, she found she could go no further, and with difficulty reached the house of WM. ROUGHSEDGE, on Eames Street. On entering the house she was placed upon a lounge and in a few moments expired. The daughter of the deceased was summoned from a party to her parent's deathbed. Dr. Trowbridge arrived in time to learn the cause of her death, thus obviating the necessity of an inquest. RICHARD HOLDEN, her husband, is now very ill. JAMES HOLDEN, RICHARD HOLDEN, JR., MISS JENNIE HOLDEN and MRS. DEXTER PHILLIPS are the children who survive her to mourn their mother's loss.

same issue, p. 5:
The Washington Monument will be finished in December 1884. Thus far it has cost $940,000.

Water is so scarce in New Orleans that it is estimated that over $100,000 worth of property has been burned in less than a month in consequence. An exchange says the gutters smell to heaven; only the rich can afford a bath; washerwomen have struck; the water cart has a monopoly at high prices of drinking water and burglaries of water are committed at night by men armed with buckets.

Just a hundred years ago (1783), the first stage and mail coach in New England, and probably in this country, began running between Hartford and Boston. Four days were required for a through trip. The fare was about $10. A little over two years later the proprietors were at the head of a "trunk line" which extended from Portsmouth, N.H. to Savannah, Ga. A uniform rate of fare was fixed--"three pence per mile, with liberty to passengers to carry fourteen pounds weight of baggage."

POST NO. 188, G.A.R.
At a regular meeting of Julius Broadbent Post, No. 188, G.A.R., Dept. N.Y. held at their hall in Dexter, P. Com. ABLERT FOSTER presented to this Post the sum of twenty dollars from THOMAS BROADBENT in honor of the memory of his son who was killed at the Battle of Antietam, and whose name the Post bears. Therefore be it Resolved, that we tend a vote of thanks to Thomas Broadbent for his very generous gift and that there be a notice of this resolution handed to the county papers for publication and a copy sent to Mr. Broadbent. - October 15, 1883. T. J. STRAINGE, GEO. W. WOOD, WM. H. WINN, Com.

GOLDEN WEDDING - Monday, October 29th, was celebrated at their residence a short distance from Dexter, the 50th anniversary of the marriage of EPHRAIM and SALINA WILDER. About 40 relatives and friends of the couple assembled to partake of the bountiful repast, and recalled with the older people scenes of their early life together. Numerous presents were left by the departing guests. Easy chairs, a Hitchcock lamp, silverware and numerous other things for their comfort and ease, were presented.

same issue, p. 7:
LORRAINE - ELI CAULKINS has a farm of 84 acres he wishes to sell; it is a good one.

M. J. WALKER has received an increase of his pension to $432 or $6 per month.

DEXTER- MRS. ANNA LOFTUS an aged lady who disappeared suddenly from her home in Watertown on October 9th, was found in one of the caves in Dexter, by FRANK KNAPP, on Saturday last. Coroner Rexford and Undertaker Ballard came to Dexter, Saturday afternoon and got the body and returned with it to Watertown. November 5.

HUNTINGTONVILLE - CHARLEY WHEELER of Brattleboro, VT., as been visiting at his sister's, MRS. ELLA RUSSELL.

Mr. DELOS DIX of Wisconsin, MRS. KATE DIX of Little Falls, and Mrs. LOVINIA SLAUGHTER of Rodman have been visiting at MRS. W. R. DIX.

November 14, 1883, p. 1:

THERESA - The Good Templars of this place will give a grand musical entertainment at their ball on Saturday evening, Dec. 1st, for the benefit of the lodge.

EVANS MILLS - CLARENCE E. COMSTOCK and family of Ogdensburg, spent the Sabbath in town, the guests of WM. COMSTOCK.

ROBERT H. COOK has accepted a position with E. O. HUNGERFORD, to learn the art, trade and mysteries of a tinsmith. Success to you, Robert.

From the register in the office of the Clerk of the Board of Health, for the town of LeRay, we glean the following statistics: Between November 1st, 1882 and November 1st, 1883, 27 persons died in LeRay. One of them reached the age of 91 years, six died between the ages of 80 and 90 years, and six between the ages of 60 and 70 years. During the same period of time, there were 32 births and 17 marriages in town. November 12.

PLESSIS - A chicken pie social will be held at the residence of T. M. HIND Wednesday evening for the benefit of the Presbyterian Society.

LORRAINE - JOHN FARMER, an old resident of this town, will be 90 years old next August if he lives, is a remarkable man, his faculties being good and all right, and if he was not totally blind he would be able to be around and smart.

It is reported that BENJAMIN JEFFERS will take the Rev. WM. GRAVES' farm of 184 acres in Worth. November 12.

BELLEVILLE - The Eastman Brothers have bought the GEORGE CLARK and WM. PANNEL farms for $20,000. There are about 220 acres in the two places.

CLAYTON - Mr. WALLACE YOULE, the former clerk in the Walton House, will open a billiard parlor in the Halpin Block, in the store formerly used as a drug store.

STERLINGVILLE- A very quiet wedding took place here on Sunday. JAMES WAGER was the happy man and Miss STELLA V., daughter of JAMES MADISON, was the blushing bride. May happiness attend them.

MRS. NANCY MERRICK died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. JAMES PIERCE, November 1, after a lingering illness of consumption, age 21 years, 10 months, 22 days.

MRS. WM. GATES died at her home in Wilna, November 9, after a short illness. She had passed over the mount of life, and with tottering steps neared the western horizon only to pass quietly out of life, leaving an aged companion soon to follow her. Rest her ashes.

CAPE VINCENT - A custom house is being built on Hernes Point, Wolfe, Island.

same issue, p. 2:
A SMALL CYCLONE - Sunday evening at 10:30 a terrible gust of wind struck Watertown, but beyond breaking a few panes of window glass and shaking buildings, no damage worth speaking of was inflicted. The wind was immediately followed by a heavy shower of rain. In the vicinity of Adams the storm was much more severe and the inhabitants did not escape so luckily as did their Watertown friends. Near Giddingsville the wind was especially eccentric. It tore up the flooring on the Giddings Bridge. The roof on the house of HENRY DRAPER was torn away. At the residence of MRS. COOK, a widow lady, the wind stopped long enough to raise the roof and send one corner of it into a room where two children were sleeping...neither of them were injured. A chimney on A. E. WEBSTER'S house was blown off. A barn belonging to JOHN OWENS was blown down and torn to pieces. The roof over the house of MRS. BROWNSON was lifted and carried a distance of 15 rods and landed on the roof of a house occupied by a Mr. JEWITT and family, who were more frightened than hurt. The gale lasted about 90 seconds. It then passed northwards and when about a mile above Adams, it took the tin roof off the residence of Mr. SCOTT and a lady, an inmate of the house, had a narrow escape from death as a large chimney fell within a few feet of her.

same issue, p. 4:
BRIEFS - JOHN C. STREETER has purchased Snow Shoe Park at Henderson Harbor. Consideration $650.

From one-eighth of an acre of land, W. D. MIDDLETON of Black River, raised 228 bushels of onions.

The partition suite between the heirs to the GEN. RICE farm at North Adams has been settled and the property sold for $7,400.

EDWARD DARROW, age 8, of Baldwinsville, returned from school Thursday and was standing in the yard with the other children, when he dropped dead. Mr. Darrow lost a girl in the same manner a few years ago.

J. MAXY MANN, formerly in business in Adams and Watertown, lately a resident of Detroit, died on Friday night at his residence in the latter city, age 65. Mr. Mann married a daughter of HENRY WHITCOMB of Adams.

It is reported that the manufacturers and residents in the vicinity of Factory Square have signed an agreement to raise $45 per month toward the salary of a policeman for that district. FRED MORRISON is spoken of as the proper man.

There is a cottonwood tree on the farm of MRS. C. S. WOODRUFF near E. Watertown that measures 21 feet in circumference. In 1779 when BENJAMIN WOODRUFF first settled on the farm, this tree was there. The house, which was built in 1810, is at present in a good state of preservation. Three generations have been born, and died in the house.

OBITUARY - THOMAS RODGERS, who died at Port Leyden, Sunday, was a son of JAMES RODGERS, a direct descendant of JOHN RODGERS, the martyr, and also one of the pilgrims on the Mayflower. Thomas Rodgers was born in Marshfield, Mass., January 9, 1802 and in 1828 married RACHAEL TOWNSEND of Lowville. In 1837 he moved to Lewis County, and engaged extensively in the lumber business at Lyonsdale. A few years after removal to Lewis County, he was nominated for member of assembly, but declined the honor. He was a delegate to the national convention at Saratoga in 1856 which formed the Republican Party. He leaves a widow, four children and a brother five years his senior.

SILVER WEDDING - Mr. and Mrs. JAMES A. RUNDELL of New Boston, Lewis Co., celebrated Wednesday evening the 25th anniversary of their wedding. The presents were numerous and costly and the event was greatly enjoyed by all present. Mr. H. C. RYLE of Barnes Corners, father of Mrs. Rundell, proposed that the political standing of the company be tested. The result of the balloting was: Democrats 13; Republicans 1. At a late hour all wished Mr. and Mrs. Rundell prosperity and returned home.

November 21, 1883, p. 1:

LORRAINE -
Mr. ANDREW DEMPSTER has taken possession of the Lorraine Hotel, and newly furnished and refitted it and it is first class in every respect. MRS. DEMPSTER and Miss DORA PHELPS have charge of the tables..JOHN SMITH has charge of the barns...

RICHARD BARKER is the oldest man in the town, 94 years, and is well and able to be out every day.

EVANS MILLS -JOHN M. FOX of LeRay, raised 550 bushels of barley this season from 28 bushels sowing. This is the best yield we have heard of.

AUGUSTUS GRAPPOTT recently killed four hogs; their respective weights being 380, 450, 521 and 544 pounds, for a total of 1,895 pounds.

BELLEVILLE - Miss SATIE AVERY will teach a select school in Kinney's Hall. She is an excellent teacher.

Mr. LEONARD KENNEDY has just returned from a visit to his daughter, MRS. JEWETT COOPER of Dakota.

ANTWERP - HIRAM BUTCHER, age about 75, died at the residence of his son, WM. BUTCHER, about 5 P.M. Sunday afternoon. Mr. Butcher was one of the early settlers of Antwerp.

HOUGHTON ANDREWS and HERBERT AGARD leave in a few weeks for Clear Water, Mich., where they will resume their trade, painting.

same issue, p. 7:
BRIEFS -
The residence of ZEBULON H. BENTON, 12 miles south of Antwerp, was destroyed by fire Friday night. Cause, unknown. The estimated loss is $3,000.

The funeral of ELIZA WHITE, mother of WESLEY WHITE, took place from her late residence in Pamelia, Thursday. The officiating clergyman was Rev. T. Richey.

Capt. GEO. B. WINSLOW of Battery D, first New York artillery, died recently in Virginia, where he had gone in hopes of prolonging his life. His remains were brought to his home at Gouverneur Saturday arriving on the 11:15 A.M. train from the south. They were interred with the Masonic honors, Barnes Post G.A.R. furnishing a guard of honor.

H. M. TORREY, a rising young businessman of Canandaiga, and Miss LILLE R. WHIPPLE of Adams were married at the residence of the bride's parents in that village on Thursday. The bride is a lady well known in Watertown and she is universally esteemed for her numerous accomplishments. ...

same issue, p. 8:
"SHOO-FLY" POTATOES -
Cut into long strips like macaroni, except that the sides are square, not round. Throw into boiling lard and cook until light brown. Sprinkle with salt as soon as done, and serve as a vegetable alone or as a garnish around meat. Transcriber's Note: An early recipe for french fries!

November 28, 1883, p. 5:

BRIEFS -
Thanksgiving tomorrow.

Social dance at Jerome's, Ca[e Vincent, tomorrow night. Tickets including supper $1.50.

JANE E., wife of FRANCIS HERRICK of Sanfords Corners, died Friday, age 60 years, 7 months.

After an illness of but a few days, Miss ANNA KAPFER, of Carthage, died at her home last Saturday. Miss KAPFER was the daughter of GEORGE KAPFER.

Mr. and Mrs. G. D. CONSAUL have been called upon to part with their only child, a bright boy of ten years. JOHNNY died Monday after a short illness...

Thursday last, the wife of JAMES GORMLEY of Wilna, had a pain in her side and sent her husband to one of the neighbor's houses to get a woman to stay with her while he went after the doctor. She lived but a few moments after his return.

MR. WILLIS PHELPS, who died at Springfield, Mass., Sunday noon, was well known to most of our older citizens. He came to this county in the spring of the year 1849, as one of the contractors to build the Rome and Watertown Railroad. He was the uncle of GEORGE B. PHELPS, Esq., of this city.

OBITUARY - SAMUEL McNITT, JR.
Died at his residence near Depauville, Saturday, November 3, 1883, Samuel McNitt, Jr., age 83 years, 8 months, 9 days. He was born in the town of Plainfield, Otsego Co. At the age of six years he removed with his parents to Smithville, Jeff. Co. When 31, he established a residence in the town of Clayton and has resided upon the same farm since that time, a period of 50 years. Mr. McNitt was a son of Capt. Samuel McNitt who became distinguished for skill and bravery at the Battle of Sackets Harbor in the War of 1812. Capt. McNitt was the recipient of a beautiful sword from the commanding officer, General Brown, in recognition of his heroic conduct at that battle. The sword remained in the hands of members of the family until a few years since, when SAMUEL McNITT, JR. sent it to relatives of Gen. Brown living in the west. Mr. Samuel McNitt, Jr. also served in the War of 1812 as orderly upon the staff of Gen. Brown, and was but 16 years of age at the expiration of his term of service...

M. B. HUNTING of Pamelia, a prominent farmer, died very suddenly Tuesday afternoon. Mr. Hunting had been suffering with neuralgia for a short time but able to be about even no later than Tuesday morning. About noon he complained of pain in his chest and Dr. Johnson was called but did not discover any alarming symptoms. After noon he said he felt feverish and his wife administered a cooling drink. He said he felt as though he could sleep. His wife sat near his couch on a chair and in a few minutes heard him gasp for breath. Before help could be summoned he was dead. Mr. Hunting was about 56 years of age and was born in the town of Henderson; he has sold mile in this city for the past 12 years. He leaves a wife and one son to mourn his loss. Ann affection of the heart is supposed to have been the cause of Mr. Hunting's death.

same issue, p. 6:
BRIEFS -
HENRY REAMER left on Monday for Detroit with his wife, who is very low with consumption. Her parents are living there.

LORRAINE -
We are very much in need of a blacksmith shop.

WM L. BROWN has bought and moved onto the Remington farm, near Mannsville.

DEXTER-
The Universalist Society will give an oyster supper at the residence of E. S. CLARK on Thursday evening, Nov. 29.

ANTWERP-
Our village school closed Friday afternoon after a successful term taught by CHAS. A. SHAVER of Perch River and MRS. A. M. MYERS of Antwerp.

CLAYTON-
Work on the new Catholic Church has commenced, drawing stone, digging the cellar and sewer to get it ready for building in the spring. It will be of stone.

EVANS MILLS -
JOSEPH V. BESHA died at his home in LeRay after a brief illness, Saturday, November 24th at the age of 68 years. He has been a resident of this town for many years. He was an active member of the Catholic Church of this place and for many years one of the leading members. ..His funeral was largely attended at the Catholic Church, Monday, November 26. Nov. 26.



December 1883:


December 5, 1883, p. 3:

ANTWERP -
Thursday morning, A. & E. COPLEY, extensive lumber dealers of Antwerp, distributed among their men one turkey each. About 50 turkeys were distributed.

CLAYTON -
HENRY JOHNSON and CHESTER REES are hunting in Canada

EVANS MILLS -
The winter term of our village school commenced Monday, with MINER EASTMAN of Mannsville, as teacher in the senior department, and BLANCHE HUNGERFORD in the junior department.

At the regular meeting of Chauncey Wilkie Post, G.A.R., No. 334, Saturday evening, Dec. 1, the following officers were installed for the coming year:
Post Commander: CALVIN TIMERMAN
Junior Vice: CAPT. A. KENEDY
Senior Vice: W. S. COOPER
Adjutant: WM. COMSTOCK
Quartermasster: CHARLES ENGLISH
Chaplain: EPHRAM COBB

THERESA -
The widow of the late JAMES WAKEFIELD, died at her residence at Redwood this morning, age 85. She is the mother of Mr. CYLON WAKEFIELD of Theresa.

PLESSIS-
Mrs. ABBIE, wife of Mr. ORRIN BARNES, a highly esteemed lady, died at her residence near this village, after a painful and protracted illness, Nov. 23d. Rev. R. F. Whipple preached the funeral sermon at Omar, where her remains were buried Sunday the 25th.

The People of the State of New York to: ABIGAIL LINBECK, JAMES SMILEY, JOHN SMILEY, CHARLES ADSIT, ALLEN ADSIT, BYRON D. ADSIT, ETTA ADSIT, REBECCA BROWN, POLLY GROW, C. A. VAN DUZEE, SANFORD V. HALL, DANIEL EVERETT and MARIAH PLUMTREE, all of the next of kin of EUNICE CHAFFIN, late of the town of Rodman, Jeff. Co., NY, deceased, send greeting. Whereas AMOS S. CHAFFIN, executor applied to prove the will of the deceased; next of kin to appear in the Surrogate's office on 21 Jan. at 10 o'clock in the forenoon...3 December 1883. Ross C. Scott, Surrogate.

same issue, p. 7:
WEALTHY SENATORS
The Washington correspondent of the Cleveland Leader says a wealthy Washingtonian is his authority for the following schedule of senatorial millionaires:

FAIR of Nevada, $18,000,000: gold mining
MILLER of California, $4,000,000;Alaska seal skins
SAWYER of Wisconsin, $7,000,000; saw mills
BROWN of George, $8,000,000; convict labor and railways
PALMER of Michigan, $7,500,000; pine logs
SABIN of Minnesota, $2,000,000; real estate and railways
BROWN of Colorado, $2,000,000; silver mining
HALE of Maine, $1,000,000; marriage and investments
MILLER of New York, $3,000,000; wood pulp for paper
DON CAMERON, $5,000,00; railroads and other speculations
PLUMB of Kansas, $500,000; real estate and speculations
PENDLETON of Ohio $200,000; inherited and invested
SHERMAN of Ohio, $250,000; real estate and stocks
VAN WYCK of Nebraska $250,000; western lands
DAVID DAVIS of Illinois, $4,000,000; real estate in Chicago
BAYARD of Delaware, $100,000; salary and Virginia timber
McPHERSON of New Jersey, $250,000; stock farms
Making a total for 17 men of $55,350,000.

same issue, p. 8:
MICHAEL FITZGERALD, of this city (Watertown) was killed last week in the accident on the West Shore Road, near New York..he leaves a wife and one child who are residents of this city to mourn his loss. He was a son-in-law of DENNIS CONROY. Fitzgerald was for a number of years a conducted on the R. W. & O. road and was a faithful and efficient employee...His remains were taken to Canada for interment.

WEDDING BELLS
Miss LELIA HOLLEY, only daughter of N. A. HOLLEY, who moved from Adams to Gunnison, Colorado, was married November 10, by George L. Hart, pastor of the baptist church, to FRANK B. WOODHOUSE of Gunnison....

December 12, 1883, p. 4:

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE of New York to: CATHARINE LOWREY, MICHAEL LOWREY, ANN MALADY, MARTIN McCORMICAN, THOMAS McCORMICAN, MARY MORGAN, MARY SALTER, JOHN LOWREY, MARTIN LOWREY, RICHARD NEARY, E. MERRILL, WILLIAM CLARK, BUEL WARD, CHARLES GREGORY, G. F. ANDERSON, ISAAC TREMBLY, JOHN ROGERS, N. ROGERS, THOMAS ALADY, JOHN E. STRICKLAND and WM. HUTCHINSON, constituting all of the persons interested in the estate of PATRICK LOWREY, late of Wilna, Jeff. Co., NY, deceased..you are to appear before the Surrogate on the 2n day of January, 1884, at ten o'clock in the forenoon of that day..to attend the final judicial settlement of the account...of GEORGE O'LEARY, as the sole administrator of the deceased...at Watertown the 10th day of November 1883. Ross C. Scott, Surrogate.

same issue, p. 5:
THERESA - The annual election of G. W. Flower Post, GAR, was held at their rooms over Cooper's Store on Monday evening, Dec. 3d. The following officers were duly elected for the ensuing year:
Commander, W. C. PORTER
Senior Vice Commander, W. C. HILL
Junior Vice Commander, AUGUST KESSEL
Quartermaster, JOSEPH HOWLAND
Chaplain, S. S. BROWN
Officer of the Day: CHARLES MARVIL
Officer of the Guard, JOHN SEYMOURE
Adjt., A. JARVIS

EVANS MILLS-
The following real estate changes in LeRay: J. F. DRAKE has bought the LUCIUS BAUM farm; MRS. SCHUYLER WOOLEY has sold her farm to DAVID LAWRENCE, consideration $2,800; CHARLES L. BURHANS has sold his house and lot on Main Street to MRS. SCHUYLER WOOLEY.

PLESSIS-
The entertainment given by the Good Templars Society of this village was well attended, considering the weather. The receipts of the evening were about $22.

Rev. Mr. Whipple was called to preach a funeral sermon Sunday, for the daughter of Mr. RODNEY SIMONDS, who resides in the town of Theresa, near the chapel.

same issue, p. 8:
The total amount paid out for pensions at the Syracuse office during the month of November was $81,355.78.

December 19, 1883, p. 6:

BRIEFS-
Christmas next Tuesday. Leapyear is almost here.

JOSEPH BARDWELL, formerly a resident of Deer River, and who has many relatives thereabouts, died at Waupun, Wis., a few days since, age 87.

HUGH McLANE, indicted for assault in the first degree for the shooting of HENRY NEWROTH, yesterday, before Judge Merwin, withdrew his plea of not guilty and pleaded guilty. He was sent to the Elmira reformatory.

M. F. MILLER died very suddenly in New Bremen a few days ago. He walked about a mile and one-half to transact some business, and soon after his arrival dropped dead.

E. C. GALE, the young man charged with being the father of the child of MARY KNOX, of Pamelia, after the trial, which was terminated Wednesday at Scovill's Hotel in Pamelia, was discharged.

E. T. WARD, who left this city for the West about a dozen years ago, died very suddenly at Warren, Illinois, last Sunday. Mr. Ward leaves a wife and six children to mourn his sudden and untimely death. He was 49. His funeral was held under the auspices of the Grand Army of the Republic.

Of the 100 crafts that were lost on the lakes the past season, 37 are charged to Lake Ontario's account. Of these there were 23 schooners, 6 propellers, 4 barges, 1 steamer and 3 tugs, involving a loss of $303,000.

It is with sadness and regret that we announce the death of DeWITT C. REMINGTON, only son of J. D. and MARY A. REMINGTON, which occurred in this city Thursday morning, after an illness of only three days. He was a child of eight years; the fatal disease was scarlet fever.

same issue, p. 7:
LORRAINE - JOSEPH WAGONER has returned to the village and will hereafter reside with his son, ABEL.

December 26, 1883, p. 5:

ANTWERP-
The students of Ives' Seminary number 139 at the ending of he second week of school. This is a large school for the winter term. Most all of the students returned home during Christmas vacation.

A necktie and apron party was held at the M. E. Church, this village, Thursday evening. A large crowd greeted the society and a very pleasant time was enjoyed by those who attended. The receipts were $125.

CAPE VINCENT -
The mercury was 18 degrees below zero Sunday.

CLAYTON -
Sleighing poor. Severe cold weather.



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