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From the Cook Scrapbook-

Copied from a copy in possession of Kelsey Jones. Typed by: Robin Posses & Ina Sutfin.. THIS PAGE is arranged in random scrapbook order. While I know (the computer database knows) the real names of many of the women, I have not had time to look them up yet, and so have not attempted to put his is any order 


SMITH, Richard S. - Lacking the one subject to be graduated in the class of ' 24 of the Elmira Free Academy, Mr. Smith returned to the Southside High School to complete that subject this year. His name was omitted from the list of graduating students of the S.H.S Last week he reported that he would graduate and he will receive a diploma this evening at the exercises at Soutside High School. 
CHEMUNG COUNTY ROAD - No More Tolls - The Plank Road Is Free - A Day of Rejoicing Among the Emancipated. As a result of the recent concerted movement among the public spirited citizens of Chemung County, on Monday last all restrictions were removed and the plank road from State Line to Bulkhead in Southport, N.Y. is now a public highway instead of a private snap. And it will doubtless be henceforth and forever free. The spirit of the age demanded such action and it had to come. Monday the auspicious event was duly celebrated by a big parade over the line in which hundreds participated. The procession was headed by a brass band and embodied many imposing as well as fantastic features. Hundreds of wheelmen were in the line and Elmira was largely represented. Many of our villagers went down and lent their assistance in various ways, returning full of enthusiasm. One of these citizens assured the Advocate man that the procession was three miles long and required all day to pass a given point. In answer to a mild suggestion that perhaps said point was a free beer station and that the parade marched around the block after the fashion of a passing regiment on the stage, he persisted in the assertion and may be correct. We give it, anyway, for what it is worth. There may have been long intervals of distance between the various rigs. Seriously speaking, however, the parade was undoubtedly interesting and imposing and was creditable to those participating. People of Jackson, Rutland and Wells, Pa. and Caton and Southport, N.Y. are to be congratulated on this successful outcome of a movement so greatly to their convenience and advantage. Elmira businessmen will also be largely benefitted and to their credit it may be said that they recognized the fact in advance and exerted themselves to forward the project. There was but little opposition and this doubtless was due to personal feeling or interest. In the evening a meeting was held at Breese's Hall, Pine City, which partook of many of the features of a veritable love-feast. Having no reporter present, we are unable to give a detailed account of the proceedings. But a friend has forwarded to us a composition from the poet laureate of the occasion which was sung with coffee-mill and sausange-grinder acommpaniment, by the male quartet and was greatly enjoyed at the gathering. [Air "Marching Through Georgia"] We've assembled at Pine City fair to hold a jubilee Our hearts they bear no burdened loads this toll road is set free. We'll think no more of Arnots or the toll we have to pay While we're riding to the city.

Chorus: Hurrah hurrah the old plank road is free Hurrah hurrah no toll gates do we see. So we sang the chorus and our hearts are full of glee While we go marching to victory.

We are all a joyous crowd for we have won the day No more toll gates do we see - no more toll to pay We will have a jolly time on this, our freedom day, While we are marching to victory.

Fifty years of bondage in the land where heroes dwell -- Long we have endured it and have stood it very well. How we have despised the thing no tongue can ever fell But now we are glorious in victory.

When all the yeas assembled are at dinner we'll debate; We'll leave the bones and tendons tough for those few twenty-eight. How they'd love to share the feast and sit with us and chat. Oh, let us sing and be merry.

We are all the valiant men who set the plank road free; Where are the little twenty-eight we look in vain to see? Perhaps they're at Manila, at the bottom of the sea, While we go marching to victory. 


BECKWITH , Mrs. Jacob Miller - Mrs. Jacob Miller of Lower Maple Avenue died Sunday at Lemon City, Florida following an illness of eight days of an apoplectic seizure. Mrs. Miller was a member of the Riverside Methodist Episcopal Church and had resided in Elmira many years. The family had passed the winters in Florida several years. The decedent is survived by her husband, Jacob Miller; a daughter, Mrs. Chester Breese of Lemon City, Fla; two brothers, Guy and Judd Beckwith of Elmira. The funeral will be held at Lemon City, Fla. Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. The remains will be removed to Elmira in the spring for burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. 
SAGE, William S. - Williams S. Sage of Seeley Creek died at the family home Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock. He was a member of the Charles G. Fairman Lodge No. 769, I.O.O.F. of Pine City. He is survived by his widow; two daughters, Mrs. Frank D. Dersberger of Buffalo and Mrs. Norman Hays of Gassport; two sons, Lewis J. of Malden, Mass. and Dr. Harrison M. of Columbus, Ohio. The funeral will be held at the family home Friday at 1:30 p.m. The Rev. Mr. Guiles of Millerton, Pa. will officiate. Burial in the Caton Cemetery. 
ROBBINS, Dr. Frank E. - Dr. Frank E. Robbins died Sunday night at 9:30 o'clock of an apoplectic seizure at the family home, 106 Elm Street. Dr. Robiins was fifty-eight years old and was a son of the late Dr. Robbins who was practicing physician at Seeley Creek for many years. Dr. Frank E. Robbins came to Elmira about 1885 and was employed in the former jewelry store of the late Edward H. Ayres at 114 West Water Street. He took up the study of optometry and the fitting of eye glasses. Later he started business for himself and had occupied offices in the Snyder Building on Main Street since 1912. He had practiced his profession since 1894 and had proved very successful in his business. Two years ago he admitted Harold B. Copeland as a firm member and Dr. Copeland will continue the business. The decedent had been a member of the Ivy Lodge F. & A.M. since 1898. He also was a member of Elmira Chapter, Royal Arch Masons; the St. Omer Commandery, Knights-Temlar and Cashmere Grotto. He also was a member of the Park Church, a director in the Elmira Mechanics Society, a former secretary of the Hilliard Clutch and Machinery Company and a charter member of the Elmira Rotary Club. Dr. Robbins is survived by his widow and his mother, Mrs. Lucinda Robbins. The funeral will be held at the family home at 2 p.m., the Rev. A. G. Cornwell to officiate. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. 
(Gompers) Mrs. Samuel M. - Mrs. Samuel M. Gompers, widow of the late labor leader, was cut off with only the "minimum amount required by law" in her husband's will. She says she is both "surprised and hurt" by his action. Mrs. Gompers is conferring with attorneys now relative to starting proceedings to break the document. 
WRECK DEATH TOLL NOW 44 - New York, June 18 - The toll of the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad's wreck at Rockport Sag, N. J., Tuesday, was up to 44 today and 12 other persons are in a critical condition at various hospitals. The bodies will be shipped today to Chicago where a majority of the victims lived. The train was a special carrying German-Americans to board the steamer Republic for a trip to Germany. Eighty of the tourists who escaped uninjured sailed Tuesday on the liner. 
MANDEVILLE, Douglas - Seven Year Old Child Dies After Being Struck By Car - Death Ends Sufferings of Little Douglas Mandeville, Who Had Been Unconscious During the Greater Part of Eight Weeks - Douglas Mandeville, seven years old, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Mandeville of the South Creek Road, died at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon as a result of injuries sustained when he was struck by an automobile near his home eight weeks ago. The lad died at the home of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ira E. Mandeville, 777 Pennsylvania Avenue. He was struck by an automobile driven by Hiram Rusher while the lad was running across the road near the Erie Railroad crossing on the South Creek Road. The authoritites instituted an investigation but were unable to learn of any criminal negligence. The boy had been unconscious most of the time since the injury. He had been a pupil at District School No. 8. A sister, Pearl, and Mr. and Mrs. Alanson N. Sheive, grandparents, survive, beside those already mentioned. The funeral will be held at the home of the grandparents Wednesday afternoon and at 2 o'clock at the Pennsylvania Avenue Methodist Churc. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetry. 
MANDEVILLE, Douglas - Douglas Mandeville, the seven yeard old son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Mandeville of upper Broadway died Sunday May 31 at the home of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. I. E. Mandeville of Pennsylvania Avenue of injuries received when struck by an automobile two months ago. The child was dearly beloved by the family and was a favorite with his teachers and playmates. His death has saddened the hearts of his many friends. The funeral was held at the home of his grandparents. The Rev. W. C. B. Turner officiated. Burial was made in Woodlawn Cemetery. The floral tributes were profuse and beautiful. 
(Morrill) , Pheobe - Mrs. Pheobe Morrill died Wednesday afternoon at the family home at Jackson Summit, Pa., aged seventy-six years. She is survived by her husband, O.B. Morrill of Jackson Summit, Pa., a daughter, Mrs. Lura K. Wilcox of Millerton, Pa.; two grandchildren, Mrs. A. W. Miller and H. F. Wilcox of Millerton, Pa.; four great grandchildren. The funeral will be held at the family home, Satuday at 10 a.m. Burial in the Millerton Cemetery. 
VICKERS, Joseph - Joseph Vickers of Seeley Creek died this morning at 1:15 o'clock, aged eighty-two years. He is survived by his widow and several other relatives. The funeral will be held at the family home Thursday at 1:30 p.m. 
GARRISON, Mahala B. - Mahala B. Garrison died Tuesday morning, aged eighteen years. She is survived by the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Garrison of Ovid; three brothers, Harry Crandal of this city, Benjamin and Horace of Ovid; four sisters, Mrs. Harry Phillips, Mrs. Flora Carpenter of this city, Mertie and Margaret at home and her grandmother, Mrs. Mahala B. Garrison of Daggett, Pa. The funeral will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at Daggett. Burial at Job's Corners Cemetery. The Rev. Chauncey Ellison of Enfield will officiate. WILSON, S. Frank - Sylvania, Pa. May 21 - Mr. and Mrs. Sam Wilson of Sylvania entertained at dinner May 17 in honor of the seventy-ninth birthday anniversary of their uncle, S. Frank Wilson, the following people: S. Frank Wilson, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Wilson, son, Carlton, grandson, Buddy of Sylvania; Mr. and Mrs. Phil Wilson, Mr. and Mrs. Francts Wilson, daughter, Marjorie of Elmira; Mrs. and Mrs. Sam Bailey, daughter Cecil, Russell Cowl of Troy; Mr. and Mrs. Wells Ashley, daughter, Lucile, Grand Fethers of Mansfield; Mr. and Mrs. Wilma Nenninger, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Seeley, son Herman of Canton; Mr. and Mrs. Harlan Grace and children Albert and Dorothy of Austinville; James Bailey and Kathleen Wiggins of Luther's Mills. A bountiful dinner was served to which everyone did justice. Later a business meeting was held and this date set aside for the Wilson family reunion. For this occasion officers were elected namely: President, S. Frank Wilson; secretary, Mrs. Wells Ashley; treasurer, Mrs. Charles Seeley. Next year being the second annual meeting, it will be held at the new home of Sam Wilson in Daggetts, Pa. 
Town of LANDRUS, Pa. - Two Hundred Former Residents Hold Reunion Where Landrus, Pennsylvania Boom Town Stood -- Old Timers Hold Get Together and Plan to Make Annual Feature of It In Future -- Only two Houses Now Remain. Blossburg, June 10 - Two hundred people, former residents of Landrus, once a prosperous "boom" town of Pennsylvania, and now a deserted wilderness, gathered at the site of the old town, half way between Blossburg and Hoytville in an "Old Homers" celebration over the past week end. Landrus was one of many such lumbering towns in Northern Pennsylvania being founded about the year 1881. In 1920 when all the lumber in the surrounding neighborhood had been exhausted the site was abandoned and all the buildings removed except two, one a 13 room house standing desolately upon a knoll that rises over what was once the site of the town. It was in this house that the former residents of Landrus gathered, chatting of the old days they spent in Landrus and generally enjoying themselves. A short business session was held at which time an organization of the former residents of the town was perfected. W. B Swartwood of Mansfield was elected president and Emma Maxwell of Elmira secretary and treasurer. Plans were made for the holding of a reunion in June, 1926 on a larger scale. 
DIX / JAMES - The marriage of Miss Daisy Gladys Dix of 512 West First Street and Albert James of Detroit, Mich. was solemnized Wednesday afternoon at 4 o'clock. The Rev. Albert G.Cornwell, pastor of The Park Church, peformed the ceremony in his study. The couple was unattended. The bride wore a becoming gown of powder blue Canton crepe and a matching hat. A wedding supper was served at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Dix. Mr. and Mrs. James will leave Saturday for a trip to Buffalo, Niagara Falls and Detroit, Mich. They will spend the summer in the latter city returning here in the fall to make their home. A wide circle of friends extend best wishes. 
MARSHALL, Thomas R. -- Capital Pays High Honor To Memory Of Marshall - Washington, June 2. Shocked by the suddenness of his passing, Washington took full advantage today of its brief opportunity to honor the memory of Thomas R. Marshall, war-time vice-president, who died here yesterday. Only a short funeral service will be held here late today before the body is taken to Mr. Marshall's native home in Indianna but the nation's tribute will be paid in that brief space. Surrounded by high officials of the government in which the kindly man occupied such an important role during eight historic years, President Coolidge will attend in behalf of the people the rites this afternoon at the new Willard Hotel where death occurred. Simple services, reflecting the plain life of the man will be held at the hotel. They will be conducted by the Rev. Dr. Charles Wood of the Church of the Covenant where the Marshalls attended during their Washington residence. The journey to the Marhsall home in Indianapolis then will be taken up, the train bearing the body leaving here at 6:30 o'clock. It is expected the train will reach there shortly before noon tomorrow. The services will be held at the Marshall home Thursday morning by the Scottish Rite Masons in whose councils Mr. Marshall held his high place. Later in the day exercises will be conducted by Masonic Blue Lodge after [?] the body will be placed in a vault at Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis. Named For Vice-President - Mr. Marshall was nominated for vice-presidency in Baltimore in 1912 after his name had been before the convention to a number of ballots as a presidential candidate with the Indiana delegation solidly behind him. He was again renominated with President Wilson at St. Louis in 1916. Mr. Marshall prided himself on the fact that he had always been "just a plain every day average American citizen", democratic and uncoventional, and to his neighbors in Columbia City was always affectionately referred to as "Tom". He married on October 2, 1895 Miss Lois I. Kimsey of Angola, Indiana. Because of his deep love for his mother he did not marry until she died. The same devotion always existed between him and Mrs. Marshall who always accompanied him on campaign or lecture trips. With the exception of never missing an oppotunity to see a baseball game, Mr. Marshall was not an enthusiast over outdoor sports. As for hobbies, he had just one and that was Clarence Ignatius Morrison, his little adopted son who died February 28, 1921. While Mrs. Marshall in 1917 was directing a diet kitchen in Washington maintained for the poor children she was attracted to a sickly little year old waif. When they went to their summer home in Michigan that summer Clarence Ignatius accompanied them. With the mother's consent, the child upon their return was permanently made a member of their household although no steps for its legal adoption was then taken. In order that the child' mother might be near the baby boy Mr. Marshall secured employment for her at their hotel. Quaint Sense of Humor -- Possessed with a wealth of human sympathy for his fellow men, Mr. Marshall had a quaint and subtle sense of humor which the pall of senatorial dignity failed to dampen. Many times the humor was expressed at the expense of some senator. Mr. Marshall was a good story teller and nothing delighted him more as vice-president than to steal out of the Seante chamber into his private office, smoke a pipe and entertain friends by reciting instances of his experiences as a country lawyer. Mr. Marshall was an omniverous reader but as he once expressed to a friend, "not at all a thoughtful reader". He had a penchant for detective or mystery stories and frequently sat up all night to complete the reading of a tale. He also was a Bible student and often times while serving as vice-president could be seen sitting in his office reading from the little vest pocket testament which he always carried. Of moderate financial circumstances, he was always interested in education, church and charitable work. "There are so many views as to what constitute true success, I have no suggestions to offer'" he once wrote to a frmend in reply to an inquiry. "My views of success are not generally accepted. I think any man is successful who is content to do well with regard to the right of others in the particular thing God fitted him to do." Mr. Marshall was a Presbyterianl an active thirty-third degree Mason as well as a member of the Phi Gamma Delte and the Phi Beta Kappa fraternities. He also held the honorary degree of LLD from several colleges and unviersities. After leaving the office of vice-president in March 1921 Mr. Marshall spent several weeks resting in Arizona following which he traveled about the country for several months on a lecture tour. 
PAYNE / SMITH - The marriage of Miss Sybil Dorothy Payne, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Payne of 317 South Avenue and Raymond William Smith of Millerton, Pa. was solemnized this afternoon at 1 o'clock at the home of the bride's parents. The Rev. John V. Darrow, pastor of the Epworth M. E. Church, performed the ceremony. The couple was attended by Miss Beatrice Smith, sister of the bridegrom and Malcolm Payne, brother of the bride. The bride wore a gown of white crepe and a corsage of bride roses. Her attendant wore blue crepe. Her flowers were pink roses. Following the ceremony, a wedding luncheon was served after which Mr. and Mrs. Smith left for a trip to Buffalo and Niagara Falls. Mrs. and Mrs. Smith will make their home at 317 South Avenue. Their hosts of friends extend best wishes. 
FARRAN Reunion - The ninth annual reunion of the Farran family was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Hilton near Horseheads, July 2. At 12:30 o'clock dinner was served, the tables being decorated with roses. In the center of the table was placed a large birthday cake, it being the birthday anniversary of Mrs. William Farran. The day was spent in games, music and visiting. Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. William Farran, Helen Farran, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Farran, son William, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Roy Hilton, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Burch, all of Horseheads; Mr. and Mrs. Finley Farran and children Leman, Elwin, Lucile of Pine City, R.D. No. 1. The next reunion will be held at the home of Mrl.and Mrs. Earl Farran, July 2, 1925 
BENEDICT / GARRISON - Wellsboro, Pa. Aug. 19 - The home of Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Benedict of Mansfield was the scene of a charming wedding Tuesday evening, August 12 when their daughter, Genevieve, became the bride of Merle F. Garrison, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ada L. Garrison also of Mansfield. The Rev. F. I Simmons, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal Church, performed the ceremony. 
TANNER / FORD - Miss Gladys Eleanor Tanner, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Tanner of West Avenue and Harold J. Ford, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Ford of South Main Street, were married Tuesday at 10:30 o'clock at the Southside Baptist Church parsonage by the Rev. Allan Hall. They were attended by Mr. and Mrs. Newston Stiles of this city. After the ceremony the couple left for a motor trip to Buffalo. Upon their return they will reside at 548 South Main Street. Mrs. Ford is a graduate of the Elmira Free Academy, class of 1923. Mr. Ford is an employee of the Custard-Kistler laundry. 
SCHNECK / SHEPHERD - Miss Okah May Schneck, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Schneck, Pine City, and Sydney C. Shepherd of Lormore Street were married this morning at 10 o'clock at the Hedding Methodist Church by the Rev. W. Cleon B. Turner, pastor of the Pennsylvania Avenue Methodist Church. They were attended by Miss Treva Shepherd and Harold Brookman of this city. After the ceremony a wedding breakfast was served at the Brookside Inn. After a motor trip to the Adirondack Mountains, Mr. and Mrs. Schneck will be at home on Coburn Street. Both Mr. and Mrs. Shepherd are graduates of the Meeker Business Institute of this city. Before her marriage Mrs. Schneck was employed at the Hygeia Ice Company office. Mr. Shepherd is a bookkeeper at Armour and Company's office. 
MYERS, E. Oscar - Will Receive Income Of Considerable Estate - Rutland, Pa. Jan. 23 - An inventory of the estate left by E. Oscar Myers of Dorranceton, Pa., made by one of the Transfer Tax State Appraisers and filed with the Clerk of the Surrogate's Court in New York City shows that when the decedent died on March 6, 1912 he left a net estate both here and in Pennsylvania of $44,764.77 and a gross estate of $39.657.56 which passes over to Donald C. Nye of Rutland whom the descendant adopted for this boy's use to get only the income with the understanding that only as much as the the income that may be necessary to be used for the proper support of him until he reaches the age of 21; then he is to receive the full income on the $39,657.56 estate and at his death he must leave a will leaving the principal to his issue and if there be none, then it is to pass over to Margaret Yeager, Mr. Myer's sister, if she be alive and if she be not at the time it is to go to other relatives. Donald Nye, the boy, since the adoption bears the name of Myers was born April 15, 1898. John B. Yeager, son-in-law, and James L. Lenahan, a friend, are the executors and trustees. 
THORPE, Mr. & Mrs. Frank - Wedding Anniversary - Mr. and Mrs. Frank Thorpe celebrated their fortieth wedding anniversary at their home, 411 Baldwin Street, Saturday evening by entertaning 60 guests at dinner. The couple received many useful and and attractive gifts. The house was decorated with cut flowers and ferns. During the evening several musical selections were given by Miss Doris Seafuse and Miss Millia Paul. Readings were given by Miss Cora Ogden and Mrs. Charles Hall. The guests from out of town were: Mrs. S. P. Clark of Syracuse, Mrs. Charles Sharpe, Miss Lena Thorpe, Mr. Charles Thorpe, Jr., of Bath and Mr. and Mrs. John Jacobus of Lowman. 
CARPENTER, Harriett Viola - Heights Girl Graduates - Mrs. Jennie Carpenter of East Fourteenth Street left last night for Providence, R. I. to attend the graduation exercises of the Butler Hospital where her daughter, Miss Harriett Viola Carpenter, is among the graduates after completing a three year course. 
POOR OLD COLONEL - THE " TELEGRAM'S" FAITHFUL MASCOT ASLEEP BENEATH THE ROSES

Last week it became our painful duty to chronicle the death of our faithful old mascot, "Colonel", the most famous St. Bernard dog ever brought to this country. It was impossible at that time to give anything in particular beyond the bare fact of his death and the cause. To-day however, we are prepared to give in detail the particulars as furnished`by F. B. Zimmer, of Gloversville, N.Y.$in whose care the "Colonel" had been placed and who labored assiduously over the Picture of "Colonel's" Late Home grand old fellow for four hours in a vain effort to relieve him of the cause of his trouble, gastric strangulation, caused by too large a piece of meat or bone lodging in his throat, and from which it proved impossible to remove it. The following from Mr. Zimmer fully explains itself. (This section is missing)

TO HIS MEMORY The Handsome Sleb to be Erected Over "Colonel's" Grave As promised in our issue of last week, the Telegram to-day gives an`excellent picture (Picture of the Gravestone) of the handsome marker that`is to be erected over the grave of "Colonel" our faithful old mascotl who departed this life on June 2. It is a very handsome piece of work and is being executed by the well-known firm of A. W. Ayres & Son, of this city, and reflects great credit upon this firm for neatness of design and superior finish. The slab is of the finest marble, surmounting a granite base. On the face will be a fine picture of the "Colonel". The following tribute was recently paid him by a friend. (This also is missing) 


A Little Girl Falls Into a Vault and is Smothered (Special dispatch to the Gazette) Blossburg, Pa., Sept. 28th ----Yesterday afternoon Myrtie, the little four-year-old daughter of Lawyer H. B. Leach, met with a shocking death by falling into the vault of an outhouse. The child had not been gone long when her mother missed her and after searching for some time found and got her to the house without assistance, no one being within call. A doctor was quickly summoned by the little one was quite dead, having been suffocated by the noxious gasses. 
DEATH IN PINE CITY

George W. Kimball, a prominent resident of the town of Southport, died at his home in Pine City at 12:30 o'clock this morning aged about 74 years. He was a member of the G. A. R. and an honored and highly respected man. He leaves one daughter, Mrs. Cornen of Warren, Pa. 


The wedding of Miss Flora Handey of Wells, Pa., to Luther Cook of Jackson, Pa., occurred in this city yesterday. The ceremony was performed by Justice Williams. 
(Picture of the Oldest House)

THE OLDEST HOUSE IN AMERICA BUILT IN 1630

The Oldest House Now Standing in America at Guilford, Conn. Guilford , Conn., claims the honor of having within its limits the oldest house in America. The old stone house is said to have been built in 1630 by Rev. Henry Whitfield, one of the original settlers of Guilford, for the accommedation of his family and as a ___________ for the protection of the inhabitants against the Indians. It occupies a _________ ground overlooking the south part of the village and commands a fine prospect of Long Island sound. It is said the first marriage in the town was celebrated in it. The contracting parties were Rev. John Higginson and Sarah Whitfield, and the wedding table was garnished with those substantial ________, pork and peas. According to tradition the stone of which the house is built was brought by the Indians on hand barrows from the rocks about eighty rods east of the house, and an ancient causeway across the swamp is shown as the path employed for the purpose. The house consists of two stories and an attic. The walls are three feet thick. In the recesses of the windows are ________ seats. At the southwest corner of the second story there was originally a singular embrasure commanding the approach from the south and west. It _________________________________ and was evidently made for defensive purposes. In the attic there were two recesses and at the end of the wing by the chimney in the second story was a recess all evidently intended as places of concealment. The house was kept in its original form until 18___, when it underwent such renovation as ________its appearance and internal arrangement to a great extent. The beams are of oak and the floors, doors and window shas were originally of oak and the window panes were diamond shape. When the house was repaired in 1869 it was necessary to remove some of the oaken timbers, and the present stair rail and balusters were made from one of them. The house is owned by Mrs. Sarah Cone, of Stockbridge, Mass., a native and for many years a resident of Guilford. The present occupant is F. S. Hall who superintends the farm. Indian relics are frequently found on this land, and not being ______ a number of stone arrow heads and a stone mortar pestle were unearthed when plowing. 


Death of Judge Baxter Nelson, Pa., May 11----The Hon. G. H. Baxter died at his residence in this village on Thursday last of heart failure superinduced by an attack of rheumatism. He was born in the town of Addison, what is now Tuscarora, Nov. 6, 1824. He moved here in 1861. He leaves one son and four daughters. 
The floods may come and the winds may blow But people will eat just the same you know.

Therefore take your Grist of Wheat to the

Daggett Hollow Mills

and get it ground with Rolls

Will grind for you grists of four bushels or more; smaller grists exchanged. At present, custom days will be Wednesdays and Saturdays. Can make a nice flour if wheat is good. Wanted to buy---good Winter or Spring Wheat and Corn. For sale cheap for spot cash-----Flour, Feed, Meal, Bran and Shorts

G. W. Eighmey, Prop'r. 


July 19, 1802----m3

Seely Learned, the well-known horseman, died at his home near Troy one day last week. He was for some time a resident of Pine City, and had many firends along the plank road and through this section. 


GEORGE - IN A DENTISTS CHAIR Mrs. Philip Sebest a victim of the Excessive Heat.

Shortly before 3 o'clock Monday afternoon Mrs. Philip Sebest of 112 Orchard Street went to the office of Dr. G. H. Preston at 215 West Water street to have some teeth extracted. She desired to take gas and as Dr. Preston had administered gas to her without the slightest _______effect he had no hesitancy to doing as _________. Mrs. Sebest did not however, _______succumb to the influences of _______and he finally refused to give her any more. She was not yet under the influence of the gas when he decided to pull the teeth. This he did, the lady being perfectly conscious at the time. When the teeth were drawn she screamed and leaned over and spit the blood into the cuspadore. As she did so she gasped and fell back into the chair dead.

Drs. M. M. Brown and C. W. M. Brown were immediately summoned, but their services were of no avail, death having been almost instantaneous. Coroner Westlake was also summoned and the three physicians made an examination of the remains and of the circumstances, and all gave as their opinion that death was the result of a combination of effects. They said the while her death was undoubtedly hastened by the effects of the anesthetic and the shock, the principal cause was, undoubtedly, some organic heart trouble and the excessive heat. Dr. Preston was, of course, greatly shocked by the sad and unfortunate occurrence but the physicians all agreed that he could in no manner be blamed. Mrs. Sebest's sister was with her during the whole time and she related the facts exactly as given above.

Mrs. Sebest was Miss Amelia George, a daughter of Henry George. She was twenty-six years of age. She was married to Philip Sebest, a tailor, seven years ago. She is survived by her husband and one son, aged five years. She had but a few months age returned from visit to the old country. The sympathy of many friends will be extended to the afilicted family in this sad bereavement. 


MIDGETS ARE WEDDED.

ADMIRAL DOT, OF NEW YORK, AND MISS SWARTWOOD, OF BINGHAMTON

Binghamton, N.Y., Aug. 20th -----Leopold Kahn (Admiral Dot) and Miss Lottie Swartwood (Mable Gladis) two of the best-known midgets in the world, were married at Victoria hotel, Lexington avenue, New York city , on Sunday afternoon last. The admiral, who is a resident of New York, is twenty-eight years of age and forty-eight inches high. Miss Swartwood, who makes this city her home, is six years his junior and one inch taller. The pair became acquainted during an engagement with the Royal Midget combination, and an attachment then formed soon ripened into something stronger. That the marriage is the crowning achievement of Cupid's sly ways among the diminutive votaries there can be no doubt, for though Miss Swartwood is a Baptist she demonstrated her regard for her present lord to the extent of renouncing her religion, in order to be his helpmate and partner for the remainder of her days. The bride is well-known in Binghamton where she has many warm and sincere friends, who will wish her and her husband

ALL POSSSIBLE HAPPINESS and success through life. Could the Telegram's wish be gratified, all their troubles would be as little as their own diminutive selves. The happy (Picture of Admiral) couple are now spending a few days at Coney Island, and may then go to San Francisco. Dot's old home, and take up housekeeping. Miss Swartwood was born in Van Ettenville, Chemung county, N.Y. and attended school until she ws sixteen years old. (Picture of Miss Swartwood_ Her father is a shoemaker, and her mother died when she was six years old. (It continues however I don't have ) 


WOODFORD - DEATH OF MRS. ALVAH S. CARTER

An Estimable Elmira Woman Crosses the Dark Ferry.

Mrs. Mary Carter, wife of Alvah S. Carter, died at her home, No. 112 College avenue, at 3:____o'clock, Wednesday morning in the seventy-fourth year of her age. The cause of her death was bronchitis and heart trouble. Mrs. Carter was one of the oldest residents of Elmira. She was born in Trenton N.J. in 18___, and came to Elmira sixty one years ago from Jackson PA. , to the then hamlet of Newton, inhabited by only a few people and ________a small territory, there being only a few log cabins in the eastern part of the city. She attended church at the old court house on Sullivan Street, which some of Elmira's older citizens will call to mind.

In 18____ she was married to Albah S. Carter, in this city, and they began housekeeping and have since lived`in the same residence in which she died. Mrs. Carter had been ailing for the past five years, but not until Friday April 22nd did her ailment become alarming. Although skillful medical treatment was applied to ______`her suffering and prolong life she grew weaker, and Wednesday morning passed peacefully to her sure reward. Mrs. Carter was a lovely woman, with a _____ ______, in which endeared her to everyone. She was charitable and devout, being a lifelong member and earnest worker in the First Methodist Church, which she became identified with fifty-five years agol until her declining years. She leaves to mourn her loss besides her husband, three children. Mrs. Mary E. Havens, Joseph S., superintendent of the engraving department of the Telegram, and Alvah W., jr., also of this city; two sisters Mrs. Alvah McIntyre,$of Caton and Mrs. Amelia Combs of Jackson Pa.; and one brother, William Woodford of Trowbridge. Mrs. Carter was also an aunt of James F. Woodford and Mrs. I. S. Copeland.


The funeral services were impressively held from her late residence at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon and were conducted by Rev. J. H. Pearce, of Hedding church. Dr. Mills, ofhthe First church, being absent from the city in attendance upon the general conference at Omaha, Neb. Mrs. Marx and Mrs. Wilbur sweetly sang "Rock of Ages" deceased's favorite hymn, " Gathering Home" and "Go Bury Thy Sorrow." The casket was surrounded by many beautiful floral tributes from the family and friends. The interment was in Second street cemetery. 


HAMMOND-Jacob Hammond a well know resident of this place, died recently after a short illness. Deceased had been insane for some time until death came and called him to another and better world. He leaves a wife and five children to mourn their loss-three of the latter being married. The family have the sympathy of numerous friends in their sad affliction. The remains were taken to Gillett's cemetery on Wednesday of last week for internment. 
MARRIED AT S.S. PETER AND PAUL'S. Miss Rachel Thro, youngest daughter of Mrs. Mary F. Thro and niece of ex-congressman Flood, was united in marriage to Sylvester Spaulding of the firm of Smith and Spaulding . The ceremony took place at S. S. Peter & Paul's Catholic Church, the Rev. Father Gibbons officiating. Miss ______Shoemaker acted as bridesmaid and William_________as best man. The bride is a charming young lady, and the groom is _____ and greatly respected. A wedding breakfast was served at the home of the bride on East Water Street after which the happy couple left for a wedding trip to New York and other cities. 
COL. ELI FROST----- (typist note: The first 2 paragraphs are unreadable and there is a picture of the gentleman. Will type the parts I can read)

He had patented a number of appliances in connection with hotel ranges and for the past fifteen years has been actively engaged in that manufacturing in this city. He always was____________in the shops the same as his __________and although advanced in years, his tail form bent like the reed in the storm, he only quit active work during the latter part of August 1891.

Colonel Frost at one time was considered quite wealthy, but during the past two or three years of his life his circumstances become considerably reduced. He was a quiet kindly man whose even temper and genial way won him a host of friends. He was one of the originators of the Schuyler County Agricultural society and was its president for several years. In his best years he did much to bring the village of Watkins and the glen into renown, and it can be ______ ________that no man has ever lived in Schuyler county who had more _______ friends, or was more popular than Colonel Frost. His very name was kindness itself. It is related of him that under the strain of the most trying affairs he never lost his temper, nor ever uttered a profane word. He was among the early members of the Society of St. John's church in Catharine, the oldest Episcopal society in Schuyler or Chemung counties. He was twice married. His first wife died many years ago. His second wife, who survives him, he married at Canandaigua in 1854. By his first wife he had two children, who survive him. They are Mrs. VanGorder of the town of Horseheads and Mrs. Fitzgerald, of Cayuta, Schulyer county. There also survive him by his second wife one son, Florus H. Frost, who resides in the eastern part of Maine and three daughters., Fannie M., Flora V., and Mable, of this city. The funeral was held at the family residence Wednesday afternoon. The services were conducted by the Rev. Dr. McKnight, of Trinity church. The remains were taken to Glenwood Cemetery, Watkins for burial. 


BARKER-Horace M. Barker died at his residence in Mansfield at about 4:00 o'clock Monday morning? of pneumonia. Mr. Barker was well known and very highly esteemed. (typist note: the rest of this is not readable) 
WM. H. VANDERBILT'S FUNERAL

In St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church, New York, this morning. New York May 27----- Not withstanding the request of the family that flowers be omitted the floral offerings at the funeral of William H. Vanderbilt to-day were elegant and manifold. The services were held I St. Bartholomew's Episcopal church, Madison avenue and Forty-Forth street and were conducted by Dr. David Y. Greer, pastor and Dr. Booth his assistant.

The mnterment was in the Moravian cemetery at New____S. I., the family burial ground. Long before the doors of the _______were opened large crowds of persons, representing nearly all`classes of citizens, gathered in the vmcinity. Nearly 100 students from Yale College, who reached the city at 9 o'clogk, marched in a body to the church, and were given seats reserved for them. At`10 o'clock there was not a vacant seat in the church.

It was 10:30 o'clock when the remains were taken to the church. The casket which was laden down with flowers, was carried up the center aisle followed by the pall bearers: G. F. Fering, Jr., C.C. Baldwin Jr., and J. H. Barden, Jr., class of '93 of Harvard, Moses Taylor, R. R. Wade, J. R. Loughlin, H. S. Chresholm, J. Raby, L.A. Greer and G. Rathbone, Yale '93 and H. Potter and H. P. Whitney, Yale '94.

Immediately following were the members of the family, Mr. And Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt Jr., and Miss Gertrude Alfred and Reginald Vanderbilt. Mrs. W. H. Vanderbilt and Captain Vanderbilt. They were followed by a large number of relatives, including Mrs. Elliot F. Shepard, Mr. And Mrs Twombley, Dr. and Mrs Seward Webb, Mr and Mrs. W. Shepard, Mr. And Mrs S. H. Kissam, Dr. McLane and Chauncey M. Depew. Next came the servants of the family.

The details of the funeral were attended to by Chauncey M. Depew, who made them as simple as possible.

---------The marriage of Miss Kitty ________ to Floyd Bronson of ______ N.Y. was solemnized at the home of the bride's mother, Mr. J. H. B_____, last Friday. The Rev. W. I. Janes officiating. They left for a wedding tour.

----------Miss J______Mosher of Tioga Pa. and ________E. Short of Farmington Pa, were united in marriage by the Rev. W. I. Janes last Friday.

---------Miss Mary Fenner and Peter Heidt both of _______Pa, were married by F. Wade, Esq., last Friday

-------At the American House, Saturday occurred the marriage of Miss Cerilla Thompson to Luke W. Scott. Both of Westfield Pa. The Rev. David A. Parrelis of Westfield Pa accompanied them here and performed the ceremony. 


BABY STEWART IN GROTON

The Child Orphaned in the Lake Shore Wreck is with New Friends.

Mr. And Mrs. C. W. Conger and their adopted baby, Oressa Stewart, arrived in Groton Sunday evening. While in Auburn Mr. Conger said to a Dispatch reporter that he had expected to reach Groton Saturday evening but the party missed the train at Buffalo and were detained. The gentleman thought he would have not trouble in the adoption of the child. He had secured the consent of the child's grandparents and the papers would be made out at Rochester in a few days. The reporter boarded the train in search of the child and found her surrounded by a group of curious people. As the scribe approached the little one with a chuckle held out its hand. So many persons have shaken the child's hand that when one comes near it is like second nature for her to extend her little fist. Mrs. Conger said that in Rochester, where the party stopped for three hours, the child held was might have been determined a reception. It was soon nois______the city that the little girl was at the depot, and hundreds came to see her. On the Central train the child was viewed by all of the passengers, who soon learned of her presence. The baby's carriage, which went through the wreck was _________the party's baggage. Oressa , as the child is named, calls Mrs. Conger mother and talks quite plainly. 


George Washington's Stable Burned. (by Telegraph) Oley, Pal, Oct. 24----The barn on the farm of Frank T. Kaufman, near this place, was burned last night. This was the oldest barn in Besks county, having been erected in 1740. It was a substantial stone structure and had quite a history. It was a matter of tradition that George Washington stabled his horses in it. 
GRIFFIN-The body of Ed. Griffin, a well-known character about Elmira, was found last Tuesday evening near the mouth of Newton creek, and suspicions of foul play are entertained. Griffin belonged to a fishing party who had been drinking heavily during Monday and the following night. 
HERTLE- The body of the infant child of Charles Hertle, drowned at Lamb's Creek last Saturday morning, was recovered on Tuesday. 
An Heir to Millions Dead.

A dispatch from San Francisco says: " The only son of Colonel Charles F. Crocker, second vice-president of the Southern Pacific, fell over the banisters in his father's house on Sunday and was killed. The boy, who was but ten years of age, would have inherited the bulk of his father's large estate, now estimated at $15,000,000, and growing every year. 


In 1825 there was said to be but five millionaires in the United States. They were John Jacob Astor and Stephen Whitney, of New York; William Gray, of Boston; Stephen Gira_____of Philadelphia, and Nicholas Longworth of Cincinnati. 
SWARTWOOD-TOWNER---By the Rev. Dr. Henry, at his residence, Willis J. Swartwood and Grace M. Towner. 
DROWNED AT GALETON

ADDISON, N.Y., May 31------A young lad named Clinton, aged 13 years, was drowned at Galeton, Pa., in the pond used by Clinton & Sons to run their logs to their saw mill. The boy was the son of Geo. Clinton and was on the logs running them down to the mill when he slipped and fell into the water. The pond was drained in a short time and the body recovered, and medical aid summoned, but the lad was dead. 


DEATH OF MRS. MARY A. WINKLER Mary A. Winkler, aged 67 years, died at her home on the Plank road, near the first toll gate Tuesday. The funeral was be held at the house Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock and at the Southport Corners' church at 2:30 o'clock. 
STURDEVANT-Ben Sturdevant, who was killed at Lawrenceville by the cars Monday afternoon, was an old-time resident of this village, and the news of his violent death was a shock to the community. But little is at present known as to the cause of the accident, but it is understood that in an attempt to board a moving train he was thrown under the wheels. Chas. Loop and wife, of Nelson-a brother-in-law and sister of deceased-attended the Fourth of July celebration here Monday and were summoned home Tuesday morning by a telegram apprising them of the sad event. 
WEST-GUSTIN- In Elmira N.Y., on Tuesday Sept. 6, 1892, by the Rev. Franklin Pierce, Allen E. West of Snedikers Pa., and Frances Gustin of Aspinwall, Pa. 
LILLEY-FINNEY-At the Elmira House, Wednesday Sept. 14th , by Rev. M. G. DeWitt, Edgar W. Lilley and Miss Bertha Finney, both of Sylva___Pa. 
MRS. MARY E. CARTER

An Estimable, Christian Lady, Called to Her Reward.

The remains of the late Mary E. Carter arrived in this city yesterday. The funeral will be held this afternoon at 3 o'clock from the residence of her father-in-law, A. S. Carter, No. 112 College Avenue. Mrs Carter was the widow of the late Zenos A. Carter _________________ lived in this city, where__________. Subsequently they moved to Towanda, Pa where Mr. Carter died. Mrs. Carter then moved to Corning and for the past four or five years has resided on Erie avenue in that city.. Poor health in________ a few weeks ago , to go to the Roosevelt hospital, New York city , for treatment. It was discovered there that an operation for tumor was an imperative necessity, which was successfully performed on Wednesday last. But other unexpected symptoms set in and on Wednesday night she quickly died. Mrs. Carter was a most estimable woman, whose many virtues won for her a host of friends, who will be pained to learn of her unexpected death. The interment will be in Woodlawn and will be private.


DOCTOR EVERETTE'S POTATOES

Doctor Everette has _________ not only in financial matters but in agricultural as well. He is showing potato vines with the succulent tubors growing both on the tops above ground and on the ____ beneath. Along with the two-headed calf, and the eight legged calf the doctor's double growth of potatoe's take rank as the greatest curiosities of modern growth or ____________. 


SARAH MARTHA FASSETT

The death of Miss Fassett, whicl occurred at an early hour Thursday movning, June 30, afforded, in its final scenes an exhilation of the same beauty of character which has been illustrated in her life. As all her friends know, several years have passed since it became apparent that it was but a question of time when she would be taken from a home that was brightened by her presence and sweetened by her music, but never, throughout all that time, has a word of repining or of sadness, even fallen from her lips upon the ears of the loving ones about her. Never for a moment have her cheerfulness, hopefulness and faith wavered. It was the same in her few last days when she knew that the messenger with folded wings stood outside her chamber. There were no complainings, no painful words, but instead there was that beautiful, bright christian hope and perfect peace. Thus the lesson of her death emphasized the example of her life.

Miss Fassett was born in Elmira nearly thirty four years ago, on the 31st of August 1858. Her parents, Mr. And Mrs. Newton P. Fassett, and her sister and brothers, Mrs. Louise Fassett Welles, J. Sloat Fassett, Henry L. Fassett and T. Edward Fassett, all survive her. Her departure is the first break in a family circle of rare harmony and affectionate unity. The devotion of the members of that circle to the daughter and sister has been constant and tender, as it has also been beautiful in the eyes of those who be held it.

Nature gave the one who has gone a voice of unusual power and sweetness. It was a rich contralto, vibrant with a quality that touched the heart of hearers with peculiar effect. It seem now as through that might have been the pathos for fore knowledge that its song was to be so quickly sung and the voice so soon to be forever hushed.

Many loving friends grieve because Sarah Fassett has been called to her better home but, as they grieve over their own loss, they also rejoice that she has been what she has been to them , to the fellow members of her home circle, to society and to the christian church. To few is it given to leave so beautiful and example, so blessed a memory. 


EVERETT-Last Sunday Mr. And Mrs. William Everett of Oak street, were called upon to mourn the loss of their infant son, only six days old. The parents feel their loss deeply, as a longer life was their hopes, so soon to be blighted by death. The little one was buried Monday.

A little bud of promise So short a life was given; It only budded here on earth, So soon to bloom in heaven. 


CONNIE MURPHY'S SORROW.

The Elmira's Pitcher Loses a Sweet Little Boy, Who Was Ill Only One Day,

Willfred, the bright and handsome two years and nine months old son of Connie Murphy, the well-known ball player, and this season's pitcher for the Elmira club died at the Hub hotel on Carroll Street, Tuesday night. The little fellow was a winsome boy and a great favorite with all who knew him. He had been ill but twenty one hours, and his sudden death was a serious blow the Mr. And Mrs. Murphy, who idolized their only child. The bereaved father and mother found plenty of sympathizers in their deep sorrow, among whom was the large hearted Father Tom Carraher, of Addison, who is a great lover of base ball, and who called at the saddened home Wednesday morning to offer words of comfort to the father and mother. The directors and members of the club and ex-Manager Mutrie sent beautiful flowers to cover the little one's casket and in their manly way showed their sympathy with the afilicted parents. The remains were taken to Worcester, Mass,. For burial Wednesday evening, via the Erie and Delaware and Hudson line, accompanied by Mr. And Mrs. Murphy. At the game in the afternoon the Elmira club work white silk mourning rosettes in token of their respect for its fellow player's loss. Everyone who knew little Wilfred was deeply affected by the news of his death He had become a general favorite among people about town who were attracted toward him by his unusual brightness; his beautiful and expressive face. As he lay in his casket with his flowing golden locks brushed back from his white face, he seemed merely to have laid his playthings away and laid him down to sleep. PICTURE OF CHILD IS SHOWN

The curtain of the night of death as it fell upon his tiny face left no mark of pain and beautiful in life he was still more so in death. No little one ever slept sweeter than Wilfred in the arms of "Death and his brother sleep." There was no pain for him, but his sweet life ended like a rosy afternoon fading into the gloaming. The sorrow was all upon this side of the dark river and the joy upon the other. 


A YOUNG MAN'S DEATH

GRAHAM -Elmer Graham died June 11, at the home of his brother Geo. Graham, in Jackson, after an illness of nine days. He suffered from a complication of diseases---________ pneumonia and typhoid fever.

Elmer was a young man just embarking on _________, with every prospect of a long and pleasant voyage. His sudden death has cast a shadow on many hearts.

Deceased was a member of Mitchell's Mills Grange. The funeral was conducted by that order on Sunday, June 12, at Caton Centre, N.Y. Rev. L. D. Ayers officiated at the church, where the father and mother are resting with "other kindred dead"

The funeral was unusually large, upward of fifty carriages being in line, showing the high regard in which the departed brother was held. Nearly one hundred members of the Grange were present, each wearing a badge of mourning. The pall bearers were M. M. Friends, M. H. Wheeler, Jonas Seely, Willia Belknap, Chas. Stewart and Willie Wood, each wearing a white sash.

The casket was decorated with flowers artistically arranged by Mr.s Nettie Calhoun.

This is the first death in Mitchell's Grange, which has a membership of 130 and has been organized two and one-half years. 


HARRISON- REID

A Neice of Hon. Whi_______ Reid to Marry Judge Harrison. SPRINGFIELD, OH., Sept, 18-------Invitations were received here today announcing the marriage of Ella Spencer Reid, neice of Whitelaw Reid, republican candidate for vice president, to Judge R. C. Harrison at ____________N. Y. Sept. 20. 


FELL ON A PITCHFORK

Ettie Roberts Meets with a Horible and Quick Death.

A most shocking fatality occurred shortly before noon July 21, four miles up the plank road. Ettie Roberts, a girl 18 years old who resides with her grandmother, Mr. John Miller, went out into the barn to get the horse ready for herself and grandmother to take a drive down the river road in the afternoon to visit some friends. It is thought that she went up into the hay mow to throw down some hay, and in descending again with the pitchfork in her hand, fell her whole weight coming on to the prongs.

Mrs George Everett, wife of the man who works the farm, heard the unfortunate girl scream and called to her husband to go to the barn and ascertain what the trouble was. It was not two minutes after the girl screamed that Everett was on the scene but she was already dead.

An investigation revealed that both prongs of the pitchfork had entered the girl's right breast to the depth of about two or three inches. It is probable that they punctured the right lung as death occurred so quickly. The unfortunate girl weighed in the neighborhood of 180 pounds, so that she must have fallen very heavily.

She resided with her grandmother ever since 1884 when her mother was killed by falling out of a wagon in Michigan where the family resided. Her father is confined in an insane asylum in Michigan.

The deceased was a very bright, intelligent girl and a great favorite among her acquaintances. Coroner Westlake was summoned and went at once to the house which is the second one this side of the toll gate. The Coroner, after viewing the remains decided an inquest unnecessary. In addition to the above facts the girl has had three uncles die by violent deaths. Her mother was killed in a runaway accident. 


VANCE-Brewster H. Vance died at his home in Mansfield at 6:45 o'clock last Sunday morning, after a lingering illness, aged about 72 years. Mr. Vance had been unable to take nourishment of any kind for more thatn two weeks. His demise was therefore not unexpected. He leaves a wife and three sons. 
A MINISTER TO MARRY

It is reported the Rev. O. Denny of the Free Will Baptist church will be married in about two weeks to Miss Lillian Laning of Elkland Pa.


BOY DROWNED
Loses His Life While Fishing in Newtown Creek.
Tuesday morning Herman Heine, a nine-year-old boy who resided at 808 John street in company with John Lucy, son of Overseer of the Poor Lucy, and Lawrence Rice, who lives on East Water street went fishing of the island near the mouth of Newtown Creek. About noon they noticed the water in the creek was raising quite rapidly and the current was increasing in force. They resolved to make their way to the side from which they came, Young Rice and Lucy were ahead and reached shore in safety. Hermain Heine was behind them. Suddenly he was taken from his feet by the force of the current. The boy cried with fright. His companions did all in their power to help him but were unable to do much and he was carried down the stream by the current. The other two boys notified the neighbors.   Coroner Westlake and the police were also notified. The body has not yet been found. The hat and fishing rod were found near Rock Spring brewery a mile and half from the mouth of the creek, north of the Covennes. 
IN MEMORY OF CORNELIA M. STEWART

Garden City, L.I., May 17-----The corner stone of St. Marys new cathedral school to be erected in memory of the late Cornelia M. Stewart, wife of the late A. T. Stewart,_____________ ( the rest is unreadable-----sorry)


LEONARD Clara R. Leonard aged seventeen years was found dead I bed at the house of James Collins in Elmira, Monday morning from an overdose of laudanum, taken for toothache. Deceased was bound out to her employers about four years ago by her parents, William and Ellen Leonard of Jackson Summit. It is not known whether the overdose was taken through ignorance or with suicidal intent. Ugly stories of ill treatment are in circulation but are not generally credited. 
Elmirans who attended the Democratic Convention in Chicago recently tell some pretty hard stories concerning their general treatment while there, and the extortions to which they were obliged to submit. New Yorker's were in a bad odor out there, and it was rather hazardous to admit being a resident of the city or the State. The boys went out with flying colors and came back disgusted, demoralized and "broke". It was a hard lesson but it is hoped the effect will be salutary. 
John W. Bailey, Wellsboro's most public spirited citizen, died suddenly at his home in that place Tuesday morning at 7 o'clock, aged 67 years. He was born in Charleston and married Mary Lewis of that township by who he had ten children, seven of whom are living , as follows: Mrs. M. L. Bacon, Wellsboro, L.I. Bailey assistant cashier at First National Bank , Wellsboro, Judge M. F. Bailey of Fairplay, Col., Hon. Leon O. Bailey, F. W. Bailey, Indianapolis, Lloyd of Payallup, Wash., and Mildred who is in Germany. Seven years after the death of his first wife, Mr. Bailey married Mrs C. C. McCelland of Jersey Shore who survives him. The deceased had amassed a fortune. He was director of the First National Bank of Wellsboro, and the Corning, C______que & Antrim and the Pine Creek railways. He was also the senior member of _______of Bailey and VanValkenburg, dealers in agricultural implements, wagons, etc., In politics he was an uncompromising democrat. His death is justly regarded at Wellsboro as a great public calamity. The funeral was held Thursday morning at 10 o'clock from the house.
COL. L. I. POLK DEAD.

He was president of the National Farmers Alliance.

Washington June 11-----Col. L. I. Polk, President of the National Farmers Alliance died at Garfield Hospital at 11:15 this morning. He had been feeling unwell for some time, suffering from a severe afiliction of ___________. (rest is unreadable------sorry) 


As an effect of Saturday's cloud-burst it is stated that at Job's Corners and Daggett's Mills the fall of water occurred at about 4 o'clock p.m., lasting only half an hour, but doing a great deal of damage. The water was two feet higher than in the great June flood. At Job's Corners it took away many buildings and bridges, and is reported to have been fourteen inches deep in some of the houses. Lant, Sheive and James Garrison lost their tobacco fields, gardens, etc., as well as outbuildings. G. W. Eighmey's dam was taken out at Daggett Hollow Mills, and all the surrounding valley was denuded of crops and soil. Lyman Brewer's great loss is spoken of else where. The bridges up that way are nearly all gone, and the country presents a sorry appearance. It is a heavy visitation and our unfortunate neighbors are entitled to sincere sympathy. 
Just over the State line, in Caton, Wm. VanNorman was struck by lightning in the storm of Wednesday of last week, and instantly killed. He was leading or driving a cow for a Mr. Schott, and the owner followed in a buggy. The bolt struck the unfortunate man in the head. The cow was also stunned but recovered. The body of VanNorman was taken by Mr. Schott to the house of his father-in-law, A. F. Cary where the funeral was held last Saturday. 
A mysterious couple claiming to hail from Rochester, who were married by Justice Williams in Elmira on the night of June 30th , stipulating that the wedding should not be registered under two weeks, it is now stated were Frank H. Losey, a son of Hon. Geo. T. Losey, of Lawrenceville, and Miss Addie Moore, of Mansfield. Both were absent at the time, and various other circumstances corroborate the fact as stated. They are young people of excellent standing and connections, and their reasons for taking this clandestine method of uniting their fortunes are incomprehensible to their numerous friends. 
CHIEF JUSTICE FULLER

Philadelphia, Feb. 19-------A Washingtron special says: Cupid has made another raid upon the family of the Chief Justice of the United States. This time he captured Mamie and bestowed her with his blessing upon Colin C. Manning of South Carolina.

The news has just been given vent in Washington. A whisper of the affair went out Wednesday night, but beyond stating that the marriage had taken place, the rumor did not go, and in order to make an interesting story imagination set to work, and in less than no time had wrought out a beautifully romantic one. It told how the marriage, like the courtship, had been against the parents' wishes; how Cupid had laughed at the Chief Justice for a second time, and how, when Mrs. Fuller wend abroad last fall to visit her daughter, who was in Berlin, young Manning followed, gained Mamie's consent tot he marriage, and finally, now seeing herself helpless to prevent it, swallowed her chagrin, gave her consent, and was present at the ceremony. 


Harvey Henderson, aged seventy years fell from a load of hay on East Water street Monday morning, and broke his neck. He was a veteran of the late war and is survived by two sons and two daughters. The funeral was held Wednesday morning. 
Bessie Henderson, the little five-months-old daughter of C. H. Henderson, the vetern soldier, who fell from a load of hay and was killed a couple of weeks ago, died at the home of Mrs. Meeker, on East Market street, Monday. The remains were buried in Woodlawn the following day. 
Shown a picture and then Obit for:

FRANK M. BLOSSOM DEAD

CITY CHAMBERLAIN AND CASHIER OF THE CHEMUNG CANAL BANK.

Genial Frank M. Blossom, for the past twenty years paying teller of the Chemung Canal bank, is dead. Death came to him suddenly, almost without warning, and was as painless as his whole life had been with out anguish, but on the other hand every day to him seemed to be the pleasantest. Mr. Blossom possessed a social side, that greatly endeared him to his friends. He had always a pleasant word of greeting to the bank's patrons, and off duty was like a boy out of school. In his nearly thirty years residence in this city he made no enemies but constantly made friends. He had served the city in the official capacity of chamberlain for nearly three consecutive terms and it was noticeable that all through the bitter factional fights his name was never mentioned except in a complimentary and respectful manner. He was trusted with large financial responsibilities, and was ever found faithful to every trust. He had a pleasant and well-furnished home on West Second street and always lived well, but was too large hearted to grow rich. What he saved is represented by, A LARGE LIFE INSURANCE amounting to upwards of $25,000 in different companies. He was a Mason and had taken the Knights Templar degrees, and of Ivy lodge and St. Omer's commandery; was treasurer succeeding the late John Arnot in this capacity. About eight or nine months ago he took a demit from all of these Masonic Societies, and had not been identified with either since that time up to the date of his death. He was a charter member of Elmira Lodge of ________, and had been treasurer of this benevolent and protective order for several years. He was also a member of Unity Lodge of the Ancient Order of United Workman. The circumstances of Mr. Blossom's sudden death are as follows: Wednesday afternoon after banking hours he went to Valois's barber shop on Lake street and got shaved. He then went to Romar's clothing store on East Water street and from this place went to Frost's jewelry store at the corner of East Water and Lake streets, where he was fatally attacked with apop_______. Henry Strang, the head salesman of that store, in conversation with a Telegram Reporter,

GAVE THE FOLLOWING VERSION

Of Mr. Blossom's death: " Frank came into the store looking and apparently feeling as well as ever, in fact, he seemed to be int he best of spirits and said something about attending the B_____ Hall wedding that evening. He asked for a pair of sleeve buttons that he had left to be repaired during the day, and Mr. Reese laid them upon the showcase and then went to another part of the store for something, I don't remember now what it was. Mr. Blossom, then began rubbing his eyes and siad "I feel very queer, I never felt like this before." He then went toward the mirror and looking in said " I can't understand this strange feeling, I can't see. I feel terrible." He then began to sway a little and stagger and myself and Mr. Reese went out from behind the counter and took hold of him and assisted him to a chair. He said several times " I believe I'm dying". I told Mr. Reese to hurry over and get Dr. Parkhurst, while I telephoned Mr. Arnot to come up from the bank. Dr. Parkhurst and M.H. Arnot arrived in a few moments, the doctor pronouncing it a fatal case. I asked Mr. Arnot whether I should telephone for his wife and he said " yes, by all means; do _____ as quick as possible." I do not remember how long it was but Mrs Blossom accompanied by Mr. J_____ B. Rathbone and Miss Kate McG______, arrived very soon, and _______ Mr. Blossom was breathing his last, his head having fallen upon his breast and his entire body ________ to have collapsed. Mr. Brockway, Mrs. Blossom's father, was present at almost the same time. Mrs Blossom was very calm during the _______ _______ and after death had gently closed her husband's ____________________________ life she was led away by the _________who had accompanied her and Mr. Blossom's body

WAS TAKEN IN CHARGE

by Funeral Director Z__________, and removed to the family residence on West Second street. ( The rest of this paragraph is unreadable------sorry) (following column) bank and remained in that capacity until his death. In 1885 he was elected City Chamberlain and was now serving his third term. The deceased is survived by his wife, who is the daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Z. R. Brockway, and by two children, Madeline and Brockway, also by his aged mother who lives in Rochester. MR BLOSSOM'S FUNERAL

The funeral services were held at the family residence on West Second street yesterday afternoon at 4 o'clock. The arrangements at the house were in charge of Funeral Director Z______and James A. Townsend, of Philadelphia, a dear friend of the family. The _______ ________ in a red cedar casket covered with _____________, with twisted silver bar __________. The face bore a peaceful and life like appearance and aside from the pallor it was difficult to think that life had departed from the genial man who, but a few days ago, was the very picture of robust health. Cut flowers literally covered the casket robbing death of its somberness by the _________ and subtle perfume. Rev. Dr. Isaac Jennings of the First Presbyterian church officiated assisted by Rev. Thomas K. ________, pastor of Park church. The house was completely filled with prominent citizens, representatives of the social, business and official life of Elmira, together with M. H. Arnot president of Chemung Canal Bank and all of the employees of that institution. Rev. Dr. Jennings opened the services with prayer and scriptural readings from the Presbyterian church form book provided for such occasions. The readings ere followed by comforting thoughts by the pastor based upon a conversation had with Mr. Blossom at one time during his busy active career, in which he had said to the pastor in speaking of his work after banking hours, that " these books must be finished today, as some one else may _______them in the morning." (next several lines are unreadable-----continued) Rev. Thomas K. Beecher spoke from the inspiration of his great heart words of comfort to the mourners and delivered a beautiful and troubling prayer on words that fell like the dew from heaven upon hearts parched with sorrow. Dr. Jennings then pronounced the benediction and the assemblage slowly retired from the house. The mourning family then took a last look at the remains and the scene was a very affecting one, especially as the widowed mother and her two little children gazed for the last time upon that noble kindley face and the closed lips from which no words of anger ever came. The pall bearers, M. H. Arnot, Captain Frederick Barker, General Charles J. Langdon, James B. Rathbone, John C. Geeves and Chauncey M.________- then took charge of the casket and placed it in the hearse. The mourners followed Mrs. Blossom leaning upon the arm of her father with the little girl, Madeline. Next came Mrs. Blossom's sister and Mr. Blossom's aged mother, with the little boy, Brockway, and took carriages provided for them. Other relatives followed and the _______ started for Woodlawn cemetery where the private burial was held, Rev. Dr. Jennings conducting the services at the grave. The magnificent floral tributes were placed upon the grave by the funeral director and all that was mortal of one of the truest men that ever lived slept under the sod to wait for the summons of the last great day when all shall be united nevermore to part, where the loved and sorrowing ones shall again be one family and sorrow is unknown. It was a sad impressive funeral at which all were sincere mourners. 


Gerald Miller 1912-1994

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