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Stamford Mirror Newspaper - Vol. 46, No. 12 - Tuesday, July 7, 1896
transcribed by Terry Kunze

Leg Off - A serious accident befell George CURTIS, a citizen of this village, Monday morning, while at work on the D.&.H. R.R. near Schenevus, in which he lost one of his legs and a portion of the other foot. In attempting to get out of the way of an approaching train, he fell in such a manner that the train rain over his legs. One leg and all the bones on the other foot were amputated. He was still at Schenevus Tuesday A.M., and was reported doing well. Mr. CURTIS was a hard working, honest fellow, and the sympathy of the whole community goes out to him in his serious affliction. Mrs. CURTIS was notified of the accident by telegraph and took the first train for Schenevus. Richmondville Phoenix

AN ANDES GIRL'S SUCCESS
Almost ten year ago a little girl, then but six years old, moved from Andes, with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alex S. DOWIE, to Philadelphia, PA. and entered the public schools there. By strict attention to duty, she excelled. Last year there was a prize offered for the best essay, which was open to all the public schools in Philadelphia. The prize was awarded to Miss Reta M. DOWIE. A short time ago, the Philadelphia Press offered $600 in prizes to the children of the public schools under 18 years in Philadelphia, Penn., Delaware, and New Jersey. This young lady, now 17 years old, encouraged by her former success, entered the list and she again captured the first prize. This is an instance of rare attainment.

FIRE IN WALTON
Saturday night at about half-past 10 o'clock, fire was discovered under the roof of the building owned by the Reporter Company. It was under considerable headway when discovered, but by the prompt action the building was not entirely destroyed and was not allowed to spread among the adjoining buildings. The upper story of the building was occupied by LINDSAY & FORBES, merchant tailors. They had a stock estimated at about $2,000. This was badly damaged both by fire and water. There were some thirty suits nearly or quite finished. These were practically ruined. There was great damage done in the office of the Reporter, but it was all from water down through the floors and into the fonts of type and over the presses, or from the efforts of firemen to get the flames under control. The property was insured and the losses will probably be fully covered. - Delaware Gazette

Charles L'AMOREAUX has received the appointment as postmaster for the village of Schoharie

Harry M. KEATOR of Roxbury, has been elected captain of the Yale baseball nine for 1897. He has played right field for three seasons for Yale.

Nathan K. and Emery JENKINS, merchants at Union Grove, town of Andes, have made a general assignment as partners and individuals, for the benefit of creditors. The assignment was filed in the county clerk's office at Delhi on Monday. Isaac E. HANMER is the assignee.

For Sale - Buckwheat of the large gray variety, one-half mile west of Kortright Centre, at 60 cents a bushel. James LEAL.

Tally-HO for Cooperstown.
Stamford to Cooperstown, $2.00
Stamford to Richfield Springs, $2.75
Stamford to Cooperstown & return, $3.00
Stamford to Richfield & return, $4.00
Tall-ho leaves Davenport Center on arrival of 12:55 train from Cooperstown, arriving at Stamford at 5:00 PM
Tally-ho leaves Stamford at 12:30 arriving at Davenport Centre at 4 PM, connecting with train arriving at Cooperstown 5:20 PM

Mrs. Charles LOCKWOOD of Brooklyn is visiting her sister, Miss Minnie HINMAN.

Roma CRONKITE of Brooklyn, is visiting Mrs. M. FREDENBURG at Stamford.

A. Newton RICHARDS, son of Rev. I.E. RICHARDS, is home from Yale college.

Mrs. S.B. CHAMPION and daughter, Nellie, left Stamford yesterday for Philadelphia.

Miss Addie GAYLORD of Staten Island, is visiting her sister, Mrs. H.P. HUBBELL at Stamford.

Ed. HINMAN announces to the public he has the finest ice cream ever made, at his store at the West End.

Miss Agnes D. ARBUCKLE, of Delhi, has been visiting Mr. and Mrs. L.E. RICHARDS on Delaware Ave., the past week.

Dr. Chas. DeLaMONTANYE and wife of Port Ewen, were guests of Mrs. and Mrs. BARLOW at Stamford, Saturday.

Miss Emma LEONARD, the Artist, has been the guest of Rev. and Mrs. G.O. WILSEY at Jefferson the past week.

Ten members of the Stamford Band were at Prattsville in the afternoon and evening and furnished music for the celebration.

Miss Hattie STONTENBURGH's school in the Stevens' district of Harpersfield closes this week. She expects to give her scholars a picnic on Saturday.

George HOGABOOM, aged 18 years, is in Schoharie jail, for stealing a horse and wagon of Warren P. SIDDLE, at Cobleskill. He was captured at Amsterdam by aid of the anti-horse thief society.

Commissioner HAGER removed an old eye-sore last week, by taking away the battered lamp post from in front of the Delaware House. Mr. HAGER is also making great improvements in the appearance of Delaware and Railroad avenues.

Stamford firemen report a fine time at Richmondville July 4th. Aside from Richmondville companies our firemen were the only fire lads accompanied by a band. The Schenevus band furnished music for Stamford Maynard Hose and Company No. 1. Ten companies were in the line of march.

Rev. Olen HALLOCK, rector of Grace Chapel, Stamford, left for New York, Thursday morning, accompanied by Mrs. HALLOCK and Dr. S.E. CHURCHILL. Mr. HALLOCK is in poor health. He will receive treatment at St. Luke's hospital after which it is expected he will spend a short time at the seashore.

George W. KENDALL, cashier of the Stamford bank, met a peculiar and serious accident last Tuesday. He was carrying a large ledger from the desk to the safe, and as he entered the safe, one corner of the book struck the door and drove the opposite corner with great force against the lower part of the abdomen. Mr. KENDALL was prostrated by the blow and remained unconscious for several minutes. Dr. E.W. GALLUP was called and Will was conveyed to his home on Delaware street. It was feared that he had received internal injuries, but an examination developed nothing serious. He recovered and was able to be at the bank yesterday.

Oscar F. LANE and John GRANEY of Schenevus, attended the memorial services of the late Judge MAYNARD at Stamford.

Newspaper Enterprise - The Stamford Mirror of today shows its enterprise as a newspaper by printing near six columns about the memorial services in memory of the late Judge MAYNARD held on Sunday. When the fact is considered that the Mirror goes to press on Monday afternoon, and the services were held the afternoon previous, it proves that the veteran editor, Simon B. CHAMPION, and his sons, are hustlers. There are few weeklies in the state as enterprising as the Mirror. - Kingston Freeman, June 30.

Currents and gooseberries for sale by A.G. McLEAN, Stamford.

Nelson THAYER says he has plenty of new peas for sale. Try them.

The annual convention of the Sunday schools of the town of Stamford was held at the Presbyterian church, Hobart, Wednesday afternoon and evening of last week. The sessions were made interesting and instructive to those present. The afternoon session began at two o'clock with devotional exercises led by the Rev. A.A. WALKER. Rev. Mr. TERRY was chosen temporary presiding officer. The president announced the following committees:

Nominations, Rev. J.G. PATTERSON, Mr. HANFORD, Mrs. J.J. ANDREWS.
Time and place, Rev. A.A. WALKER, Rev. L.E. RICHARDS, Mr. COWAN.
Banner, Rev. A.W. TERRY, Miss Fannie McCOLLUM, G.A. YOUNG, Miss FOOTE, N.M. BLISH, Miss Ada KINGSLEY, Miss SILLIMAN.
The record of Secretary and Treasurer N.M. BLISH was then received. The financial report showed total receipts of $12.79 and disbursements of $19.30.
Mr. BLISH stated in his report as secretary that Stamford was the banner Sunday school town of New York state. Ninety-nine percent of the children between the ages of five and twenty-one attending the public schools of the town are Sunday school scholars. There were ninety-nine conversions in the Sunday schools of the town last year. All the schools are doing good work.
Mr. BLISH said that it was state at the recent State conventions that 85 percent of the conversion in this State came from the Sunday schools and that this fact should be an encouragement and incentive to Sunday school workers.
An interesting discussion on "methods of primary teaching" was opened by Mrs. J.J. ANDREWS. Prof. WEED of Philadelphia, was present and gave an illustrated talk to a class of children and a short paper on "primary work." A resolution was passed requesting the town to make an offering once each year for current expenses and missionary work.
A song service led by the choir opened the evening session.
The committees' reports were adopted. The following officers were elected: President, H.M Cowan; Vice-President, Mrs. A.A. Walker; Secretary and Treasurer, N.M. Blish.
The Stamford M.E. Church was chosen as the place for holding the next convention. The banners were awarded as follows:
First Banner - To the Sunday school contributing the largest amount per capital to Home and Foreign missions - to the school of the Hobard Presbyterian church.
Second Banner - School having largest number of scholars compared with those attending public school - to the school of the Stamford Presbyterian church.
The first banner was presented by the Hon. J.R. COWAN and the second by Miss M. GOULD.
The Rev. Arthur THOMPSON delivered an interesting address and time given to the discussion, "Workers, How to Secure Them," was profitably taken up. He convention closed with the doxology and benediction.

HOTEL MEN DUPED
The latter part of May, Prof. A. GARDINIER went to different hotels through the Catskills, claiming to be establishing a bicycle route for a party of 75 to 100 cyclers. The route was laid from Saugerties to Stamford, returning to Catskill. The Prof. arranged for their accommodation at the different hotels along the route, and received "a tip" from the landlords. As the time is past for the wheelmen to appear, without any signs of their coming, the hotel men conclude they have been swindled.

P. Gardner COFFIN has been appointed cashier of the Catskill National Bank, in the place of Henry B. HILL, lately deceased.

Walter BURROWS, a 12-year-old lad, was recently sent to the Rochester Reformatory from Deposit, for stealing a horse and buggy of C.H. SLITER.

Kennington L. THOMPSON of Cooperstown, receives the appointment from Otsego county for the Cornell University scholarship, and Earl SHAUL of Richfield Springs, who stood second, has already been appointed to a vacancy in New York County.

JEFFERSON
O.B. TREADWELL is somewhat improved in health and there seems to be hope of recovery.

R.M. BAILEY has purchased the farm known as the old THORN place now occupied by Peter HELLIZAS.

It is now decided that Rev. Josiah STILL, of Delaware County, will be the man who will preach here.

Mrs. Clara MERRIAM was at Jefferson, Tuesday, visiting her mother, Mrs. Nancy CHOATE, who is very sick.

Miss Emma LEONARD of Stamford, is giving painting lessons in this place. Among her students are Mrs. G.O. WILSEY and Ben HUBBELL.

C.B. HUBBELL of this place has secured for Mrs. Ellen KING, widow of the late Geo. L. KING of Eminence, a pension of $8.00 per month and $692.23 back pay.

D.A. SEELEY and son have bought of H. Clay RULAND, of Stewart, his stock of dry goods and groceries, and are moving the same to their store at Jefferson.

Miss Mattie BEARD, Miss Anna COOPER, Miss CARRINGTON and Leland JONES and Norman TERPENING have returned from the Oneonta Normal school to their respective homes for the summer vacation.

Mrs. Warren RIDER of Summit, has secured through her attorney, M.S. WILCOX, an absolute divorce from her husband. Warren RIDER, it will be remembered, is the man who created so much excitement at Summit about one year ago. - Jefferson Courier.

MARGARETVILLE
Prof. L.M. SACKETT has been chosen one of the judges in the annual speaking contest at Roxbury, instituted by Miss Helen GOULD.

Revival meetings are being held in the M.E. Church at Arkville, under the leadership of Revs. PROCTOR and BRADLEY. Everybody cordially invited to attend.

Work on N.R. OSBORN's new residence has been resumed and will be rapidly pushed until the house is ready for occupancy.

Samuel G. DIMMICK of Kingston, was in Margaretville Friday. Mr. and Mrs. DIMMICK will be at the Ackerly for two weeks in July.

John RESIDE started Sunday for the Kauterskill House where he will run a hack during the season.

The officers elected Tuesday night by Arkville Lodge, I.O.O.F. were: Noble GRAND, Grant HORNBECK; Vice Grand, C.H. BRONSON; Secretary, A.T. COWAN; Treasurer, Jacob BIEDERMAN.

Mr. and Mrs. John L. ROBERTSON of Pine Bluff, Wyoming, were guests of their nephew Wm. MUNGLE Monday and Tuesday. Mr. and Mrs. ROBERTSON formerly were residents of Andes and well known in Margaretville. They went west about fifteen years ago. - Messenger.

DELHI
Mrs. Archie ELLIOTT died of appendicitis, Monday, June 29th, at her home not far from Robinson's Pond, aged 24 years.

The prizes for the bicycle races are on exhibition in Farrington's show window. They are useful as well as ornamental, and the winner of any one of them will not have put forth his muscle in vain. Go and see them.

Clarence MULFORD, of unsavory reputation, and whose many acts of omission and commission have made his name familiar all over the county, was given a resting place in our jail last Friday. A long-standing account, made up principally of pure cussedness, is now liable to be settled up.

SCALDED TO DEATH
On Tuesday of last week, Andrew, the two-year-old son of James WILBUR, was so badly scalded by falling in a pail of boiling water that he died on Thursday. The little fellow was at the house of his grandfather, Cyrus BEERS, on Beers' Brook. He had climbed into a chair, at the side of which sat the pail of water in which he fell. A doctor was called and dressed the burns. At first it was thought that the child would recover, but on Wednesday he grew worse, and his mother took him to the home of Joseph GANNON, in Walton village, where he could have prompt medical attendance. All that skill and loving hands could do was done for the little sufferer, but to no avail, and he grew gradually worse until Thursday morning when he died. The funeral was held at the home of the grief-stricken parents on Saturday, Rev. R. KNAPP officiating. Mr. and Mrs. WILBUR have the sympathy of the entire community in their bereavement. - Walton Chronicle.

CONDEMNED A SCHOOLHOUSE
School Commissioner ADAIR has condemned the school house at Griffin's Corners as not being large enough and not having a proper site. Last winter there were one hundred and nine pupils registered with only two teachers. The new building will be two stories high, and two new teachers employed. P.S.-This is contradicted.

DUNCAN PARKER DEAD
Duncan C. PARKER, the victim of the Afton Horning scrape in which Alonzo PHILLIPS was killed by Mrs. PARKER, and the plaintiff in the recent suit for damages against those who made up the horning party, died at his home at North Afton on Saturday of last week. He has been sick for months and at the time of the trial of the suit against the horners for damages, was unable to appear in court except when it was necessary for him to testify. - Chenango Union.

THE HORSE THIEF CAPTURED
Cableskill, June 30. George HOGEBOOM, the horse thief, was arrested this morning at his home near Howe's Cave. He was in bed when the officer went there. It appears that after he went to Amsterdam he walked back part of the way from there and was overtaken by the man who was returning with the horse and rode unrecognized part of the way. He was brought here when arrested and was met at the station by a large crowd. He pleaded guilty and was taken to Schoharie jail to await the action of the grand jury.

At the graded examinations held in district No. 7, Kortright, Maud SPRARGUE and Carrie HASLETT received certificates for the eight grade, Edith HASLETT for the 4th, Eddie SMITH, Robbie FIGGER and Leslie SNYDER for the second grade.

DEATH RECORD
John SMITH died at his home in Worcester, June 23, 1896, aged 63 years. The subject of this notice was born in Albany, June 15, 1833. His parents, Owen and Mary SMITH, nee BRADY, moved to Jefferson in 1836, where he resided until 1877. He then moved to Harpersfield, remaining there one year, since which time he has resided in Worcester. He was married to Mary McGINIS, Jan 1868, who died April 8, 1893. He leaves besides a lot of other friends, two sisters, Mrs. M.C. MOONIZ and Catherine SMITH of Worcester, one brother, C.T. SMITH of Schenevus, two daughters, Mrs. Wm. MOORE of South Gilboa, and Julia who lives at home; also five sons to mourn his loss. The funeral was held Friday from St. Joseph Church. Burial at Worcester.

W.S. GOIG, who lived in Gladstone Hollow, and who has been in poor health for some time, died June 19, at the age of 68 years. Mr. DOIG was born in Bovina and has lived all his life within a few miles of his birthplace.

In the July number of the Arena, Anna E. U. HILLES discusses in an interesting manner, in a paper entitled, "Woman in Society Today," woman's status in society at the present time, her enlarged opportunities for active work and the excellent use she is making of those opportunities.

John LAUNT, aged 92 years, is the oldest man in the town of Walton. Peter LAUNT, 87 years is the oldest man in the town of Hamden. Lewis LAUNT is 88.

VanDUSEN and HOYT have purchased the building, formerly the KILPATRICK & GRIFFIN store, in Hobart, and it will be used by them as a wagon and blacksmith shop.

FIRE
On Tuesday evening of last week, the dwelling house of Willett SILVERNAIL, and occupied by John S. ADEE, near South Worcester, was consumed by fire, with its contents. The building was insured for $200, in the Otsego County Farmers' Insurance Company.

Dr. L.N. TAYLOR of Washington, D.C., is visiting in Delaware county. The doctor left Meredith over fifty years ago, and is now on his first visit to his birth place.

A GOOD DAIRY
A correspondent of the Delaware Republican thus speaks of James S. KERR's place at South Kortright:
"Mr. KERR's dairy this season consists of 58 milch cows, having been reduced one-half on account of last year's short crops. He will cut more hay than last year, but is insuring an abundant supply of fodder by sowing large quantities of corn, etc. Polanders give good satisfaction for help, seven men and one woman being required to perform the labor of this large farm enterprise.

MARRIED - At the home of the bride near Bloomville, June 16, 1896, by Rev. J.P. RACE, Elmer J. WHEELER and Mrs. Mary J. SACKRIDER, all of Kortright.

DIED - In Hobart, June 30, Mrs. Harvey D. MONTGOMERY, aged 51 years, of paralysis.
In Griffin's Corners, June 27, Miss Seneca WHIPPLE, aged 90 years.
In Bloomville, June 27, Mrs. R.B. BEAGLE, aged about 36 years. Buried at Otego.
At Grand Gorge, July 3, Mrs. Moses P. CRARY, aged about 60 years.

On account of the increased demand for fine millinery we have secured Madame COOKE, late of Virot's, 31st Street, New York City, branch of the famous Paris house, and can promise our patrons exclusive styles in hats and bonnets. M. Alice KEEFE, 19 Wall St., Kingston, NY

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(The same legal notices appear here that were listed in the June 30, 1896 edition.)

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