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Stamford Mirror Newspaper - Vol. 46, No. 13 - Tuesday, July 14, 1896
transcribed by Terri Kunze

William GREENE and wife, of Shokan, formerly of Stamford, have gone to Schoharie to reside, as Mr. GREENE has permanent employment there as a stone cutter.

KILLED BY LIGHTNING NEAR MILFORD
Charles WILSON was struck and killed by lightning Saturday afternoon, July 4th, while on his way to Portlandville from his home on the B.J. SCOFIELD farm, which is about two miles from that village. He was walking in the road, and carrying an umbrella. When he was near the residence of D.G. WINSOR, he was seen to fall by parties in the house, who went immediately to his body. His clothing was torn in shreds by the lightning bolt. The tops of his shoes were ripped from the soles, and the cloth on the umbrella was still burning. His body was considerably burned about the chest and legs. There was a hole in the ground at the spot where he was killed, fourteen inches deep. The unfortunate man was 37 years of age, and has been married about a year. His wife and one child survive him.

Miss Florence L. LITTAYE, recently of the Stamford Academy faculty, has been engaged as assistant preceptress in the Middleburgh High School.

The valedictorian of the graduating class at Union College last week was Roscoe GURNSEY, a talented Schoharie boy of whose acquirements all his friends are proud.

Mrs. Wm. McKINLEY, wife of the Republican candidate for president, was Miss Ida SAXTON, according to the Delhi Republican, was educated at Delhi in the academy at that place.

Tuesday, Judge G.A. FORBES granted a new trial to Mrs. Rachel Eliza THURSTON, convicted of poisoning her husband, and who is now confined in the Broome county jail at Binghamton.

D.L. BORST of Harpersfield was killed on the D & H Railroad yesterday.

Drs. GATES and ORMISTON were in Bovina last week and removed one of Homer BURGIN's eyes. The operation was successful and the patient is doing well. - Republican.

Weekly Receipts for Mirror


          John Robinson            Hobart           $ 2.00
         A.B. Allison             Bloomville        1.00
         John Peters              Bloomville        2.00
         G.A. Hartwell            Gilboa            1.00
         Mrs. And'w Maynard       Stamford          1.00
         C.A. Lamb                Jefferson         2.00
         P.M. Deyo                Jefferson         3.00
         H.B. Davenport           State Centre, IA  2.00
         Lawrence Murphy          West Hurly        1.00
         Chas. Rushmore           Brooklyn          2.00
         Rev. P. Livingston       Stamford          1.00
         Mrs. G.H. Bancroft       Stamford          5.00

Clarence RISELEY is in Kingston visiting his parents.

G.A. HARTWELL of Gilboa was a guest of J.S. HAZARD, Tuesday.

Ex-Sheriff J.J. McARTHUR of Harpersfield was in town Tuesday.

R. HUBBELL, M.D., of Jefferson, was a Stamford visitor Saturday.

S.D. HUBBARD of Oneonta visited friends in town last week.

Emory SMYTH of the Delhi Marble Works was in town Wednesday.

Mrs. C.O. WOOD has been spending a few days with friends at Prattsville.

John H. ELLIOTT has been confined to his home the past week with neuralgia.

George DART and family have moved to Harpersfield for the summer months.

Will WALKER has a new newsstand built for him by J.A. DEAN & Son.

Rev. and Mrs. V.D. MATTICE of Summit, visited Mrs. J.H. ELLIOTT several days last week.

The Misses WILLIAMS are entertaining Mr. and Mrs. Alexander WILLIAMS of Washington, D.C.

Miss C. HUBBARD of the Oneonta Normal School was a guest of Rev. Mr. and Mrs. BARLOW last week.

Circus bills flooded the town Tuesday, Chas. LEE's Great London show is to appear here Saturday, July 18.

The enterprising firm of Chichester Bros. have placed screen doors in their store front. A.J. GREGORY, carpenter.

Lovers of free silver will do well to read an article from the pen of Rev. Dr. CLARK as published elsewhere in our columns today.

Rev. and Mrs. C.L. McCRACKEN of Henderson, N.C. are visiting Mrs. McCRACKEN's mother, Mrs. CHURCHILL, at Churchill Hall.

The New York Sanetarain of 776 Madison Ave., has established a branch at South Gilboa for the treatment of chronic diseases.

D.K. FRISBEE of Gilboa is repairing the livery wagons belonging to M.S. WOOD and W.W. CARTER of New York is repainting them.

Notwithstanding the bicycle craze and fancy road cart turnouts, horseback riding is again a popular recreation with society ladies at Stamford.

GILDERSLEEVE, the U. & D. station agent of Hobart, is a graceful rider of the bicycle and his visits to Stamford are almost of daily occurrence.

R.V. POWELL, who has a pleasant place for summer guests at his farm home below Stamford, received a number of city people Thursday afternoon.

Mr. and Mrs. James H. MERCHANT departed last Friday morning for Asbury Park, N.J., where they will pass several weeks enjoying the sea breezes.

S.L. DYCKMAN and family have moved from Stamford to a farm near North Harpersfield. The best wishes of their Stamford friends go with them.

Rev. and Mrs. C.W. ALBERTI of Equinunk, PA were guests of Rev. and Mrs. A. THOMPSON during last week. Mrs. ALBERTI is a sister of Mr. THOMPSON.

Dr. GILCHRIST, who has not been in Stamford for a couple of seasons, is now a guest at Churchill Hall. He has a fashionable livery turnout and coachman.

The New York State Republican committee met in New York City last week, and decided to hold the state convention on Aug. 25 at Saratoga Springs.

Chas. RUSHMORE and son of the Brooklyn City Tax Department are again welcome visitors at Stamford. They are guests at popular Simpson Terrace.

The sidewalk and highway in front of the Methodist and Baptist church properties have been improved. The highway made wider and flagging re-laid.

D.D. MAYNARD of San Francisco, Cal., has arrived at Stamford, and is now visiting Duncan LAMPORT on the Horton MAYNARD homestead below this village.

Chauncey SARD started for a visit to Cobleskill friends Saturday on his bicycle. He expects to return today. Chauncey is one of the best wheelmen of this locality.

Prof. Thomas PEASLEE of Ruth was in town Thursday. Like the silver candidate for President of the United States, - Bland, Prof. PEASLEE is industriously at work haying it.

Miss Millie McNAUGHT of Hobart was a guest of Stamford friends Wednesday. Miss McNAUGHT is one of the most estimable and highly esteemed society young ladies of Hobart.

Ralph McCUNE, druggist of Oneonta, called on Stamford friends Saturday. He came over on his bicycle and during the past week has been visiting relatives in Harpersfield.

The train service of the Ulster & Delaware railway is excellent. No other road of equal length in this or any other state is so well equipped or as well managed. Success to the COYKENDALLS.

There is every reason to believe the Cooperstown Tally-Ho line will prove popular. The rates to Cooperstown, only $2.00, is certainly very reasonable, and the coaches are nicely furnished for passengers.

Liveryman Milo S. WOOD has lately bought a fine three seated covered surrey and also a two seated surrey. His livery wagons have all been repainted and the rigs from this establishment always look as neat and trim as can be found anywhere in the country.

The Chauncey M. DEPEW of the West, in oratory - William Jennings BRYAN

A.A. MAYNARD is having the interior of his residence repainted and repapered.

Fred CHURCHILL is busy at work with his painters on the ANDREWS residence at Almeda.

The little grandsons of A.M. Martin, Warren and Walter WHITE, of Utica, are enjoying a visit at Stamford.

The army worm has reached Stamford. Mert MAYNARD had a few of them in a cigar box yesterday. They are black, a little over an inch in length and rapid travelers.

Mr. A.A. DUNHAM of Newburgh, who has recently been a guest in our pleasant village for several weeks, is now stopping with Geo. B. LYON on Roses Brook.

Rev. John KELLER, Chaplain of the Bishop of New York, conducted the services at Grace Episcopal Chapel Sunday morning.

Rev. Dr. Arthur KIMBER of St. Augustine Church, New York City, will occupy the pulpit of Grace Episcopal Chapel at Stamford Sunday morning, July 19.

Robt. McINTOSH, editor of the Delaware Republican, and D.O. FLINT, of Delhi, were welcome Mirror visitors Saturday. They were on a bicycle trip to Windham.

D.E. SIVER, President of the Cooperstown Railroad and George BROOKS, a director, were Stamford visitors Saturday. They were looking after the interest of the Tally-ho.

W.B. JONES and wife of New York are summer guests at E.O. COVEL's. Mr. JONES, who is with the Century Publishing Company, is a brother of Mrs. J. SHERK of this village.

Editor E.A. ACKLEY, of the Stamford Recorder, will deliver an address on Journalism before the Epworth League at the Methodist Church, this week, Wednesday evening.

The Mirror suggests that a suitable iron railing be placed along the sidewalk on Railroad Avenue as a safeguard against all accidents and ensuing suits for damages against the village.

Painters have given Wm. WHITNEY's residence a new coat of paint. This improvement, with a new veranda added to the house, makes his home one of the most pleasant looking places of the village.

Dr. CHURCHILL continues to make improvements to Churchill Park at West End. He now has men at work constructing three entrance gates made entirely of stone in the rough. E. HAINES is superintending the work.

According to the Hobart paper, the Hobart Ram is on the rampage there, for it says: "The ram blew the rubber packing out Wednesday night and ceased the supply of water." Will they have to drink river water now?

The Hobart paper says that "Commissioner SHEARER of Kortright is putting the roap over Seward Hill leading from Betty's Brook to Hobart, up in good shape." Is the roap put up to keep the boys away from Hobart?

Prof. FAGNANI of Union Theological Seminary in New York City will give a Bible Reading before the Christian Endeavor Society in the Presbyterian Church, Wednesday of this week, at 8 o'clock. All are cordially invited, Old and Young. Bring your bibles.

Miss Mabel DAYTON, of Lincoln, Nebraska, Miss Alta DAYTON and Miss Mamie GORDON, of Princeton, Illinois, visited Miss Belle YOUNG, of Stamford, last week. They are guests of relatives in Harpersfield and are greatly enjoying their first visit to the East.

Frank CLARK arrived at Stamford Tuesday afternoon from New York with 150 Fresh Air Children from Five Points Mission for distribution among the people of Stamford, Hobart and Jefferson. Frank is a former resident of Stamford and remained over one day to visit friends and relatives.

Mr. and Mrs. Walton VanLOAN of Catskill, stopped in town over Sunday. Mr. VanLOAN, who is the editor of VanLOAN's Catskill Mountain Guide Book, finds there are a great many more people in the mountains this year than at this time last season.

On Friday the editor of the Mirror received a visit from Orrin DAYTON of Princeton, Illinois, and S.W. DAYTON of Lincoln, Nebraska. Mr. DAYTON, who is from the home of Bryan, this Silver Candidate for President, says the great masses of the people of the West are all for free silver. These gentlemen are now visiting relatives in Harpersfield.

Mr. N.H. CROSBY, a guest at Ingleside, ruptured a muscle of his leg Sunday. He was attended by Dr. H.P. HUBBELL. Mr. CROSBY, Mr. JONES and a party from Ingleside intended to enjoy an outing to Summit Lake yesterday, but this unfortunate episode, incident to Mr. CROSBY's visit to the country, prevented the party from making the anticipated pleasure excursion.

Miss Maud POWELL, one of the leading as well as one of the best violinists of this country, is stopping at Simpson Terrace. She climbed the beautiful Mt. Utsayantho which rises abruptly almost from the village streets on Wednesday, and Miss POWELL was greatly delighted with the view from this crest, 3,365 feet toward the sky. Miss Agnes M. PROCTOR of New York has joined her teacher at the Terrance and Mr. POWELL is expected later.

Miss Clara B. ORR, teacher of music at Terra Haute, Indiana, is visiting her sister, Mrs. Joseph MILLAN of Stamford. At the W.C.T.U. meeting at the Methodist Church Sunday evening, Miss ORR kindly consented to sing a solo. Miss ORR possesses a splendid contralto voice of surprising compass and richness. She is one of the sweetest singers ever listened to in our churches. The solo was entitled, "Salve Regina," by Dudley BUCK. Miss ORR is a recent graduate of the Boston Conservatory of Music.

One of the most pleasant houses at Stamford is the Madison. The following guests are registered: C.W. TOWN and wife, Victorina TOWN, LeGrand TOWN, Mrs. C.M. WATERBERY, J.H. WATERBERY, Miss Dora LACKEN, F.R. FLANIGAN, W. LAGEROTH and wife, E.M. HENSHAW, Margaret J. ORR, New York. D.J. PENDLETON, Miss Clara D. PENDLETON, Miss PENDLETON, Jersey City. A.D. CROWELL and wife, Misses Olga and Alfrida CROWELL, Elizabeth, N.J. J.R. TAYLOR, A.S. TAYLOR, Miss Grace TAYLOR, Miss Athenia TAYLOR, Mrs. Chas. LUCKEY, Miss Delia TAYLOR, Montclair, New Jersey.

ARRIVALS AT SMPSON TERRACE
Mrs. W. B. Powell New York City
Miss Maude Powell New York City
W.B. Powell Washington, D.C.
Mrs. Chas Peters New York City
Mrs. F.W. Haines New York City
Frankie Haines New York City
Mr. and Mrs. John H. Lay and maid New York City
Miss Laura H. Lay New York City
Howard R. Lay New York City
Helen L. Lay New York City
Agnes M. Proctor New York City
Herbert Ashmore New York City
Miss F. Robinson New York City
Miss Tillie Brophy New York City
Mrs. H.W. Leath and son New York City
Mr. and Mrs. Geddess New York City
Mrs. J.W. Johnson and daughter New York
Miss P.H. Brigham Jersey City
Miss M.S. Brigham Jersey City
Mrs. George Cornwall Poughkeepsie
Helen Cornwall Poughkeepsie
Mrs. F. Bourne Poughkeepsie
Mrs. E.J. Hall Brooklyn
Mrs. M.A. Shadbolt Brooklyn
Miss G.H. Stanley Brooklyn
C.M. Shadbolt Brooklyn
Miss C.F. Hennessy Brooklyn

W.B. POWELL, Superintendent of the Public Schools of Washington, D.C., is a guest at Simpson Terrace.

The guests of Simpson Terrace enjoyed a hop Saturday evening.

HELEN GOULD PRIZE CONTEST AT ROXBURY
The annual prize of twenty-five dollars in gold, occurred in Masonic Hall, Roxbury, Friday evening. The audience was so large as to tax the hall to its utmost capacity. There were ten contestants, five ladies and five gentlemen. All did their best and the contest was a first-class entertainment.
The judges were Dr. NEIL, of Prattsville, Mrs. H.C. SOOP, of Kingston and Prof. L.M. SACKETT of Margaretville. At the close of the contest, while the judges were in consultation, Rev. TURRENTINE read the honor roll and presented the prize offered by Miss GOULD and others, to students in the various departments of the Roxbury school. Miss Sadie L. AIKMAN received $25 in gold for the best essay on Roxbury, and Miss Emma E. BROOKHOUT $25 in gold for the essay on United States History, George G. SCUDDER received the $10 prize for the best examination in Civil Government. Valuable book prizes were awarded.
Dr. NEIL then reported for the judges of the prize speaking contest and in a pleasant speech awarded the prize to Miss Emma E. BROOKHOUT. The receipts of the evening were about $28. Utilitarian.

DELHI BICYCLE MEET
The Annual Meet of the Delhi bicycles club, Saturday, July 4th, was in every respect most successful. The eight mile road race which was around by Fitches' bridge and four miles around the track was won by David ELLIOTT of Andes, with E.J. EDGERTON second. First prize, a clock valued at $25. The first prize on time in this race was won by C.J. WEBSTER.
One mile novice, John T. MANNION, Delhi, 1st; E.J. Edgerton, Franklin, 2nd.
Three mile County Championship, J.T. MANNION 1st, F.M. FARRINGTON 2nd.
Two mile Handicap, J.T. MANNION 1st, F.M. FARRINGTON 2nd.
One mile local, A.S. Meeker 1st., F.M. FARRINGTON 2nd.
One mile Handicap, David ELLIOTT 1st., W.C. ROBERTS 2nd.
One mile County Championship, J.T. MANNION 1st., David ELLIOTT 2nd.
One-half mile local Handicap, A.S. MEEKER 1st, J.T. MANNION 2nd.

HOTEL FOR SALE CHEAP
123 North Front Street, Kingston. Fine location and in good condition. Address John HUNT.

ROXBURY
John HAMILTON has secured a position as brakeman on the Kaaterskill railroad.

Charles SANFORD of Halcottville has accepted the position as assistant station agent at this place for the season.

John BROOKHOUT had the misfortune to lose a team of horses this week. He has purchased a team of Mrs. Isaac SQUIRES.

Charles A. Taylor, who is a student at the Albany High School, is spending his vacation in town with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. O.V.B. TAYLOR.

A ten cent hop will be held in Masonic Hall every Wednesday evening during the summer.

Roxbury people are much pleased to see the familiar face of Miss Ida NORTHRUP on our streets, and extend to her a cordial welcome. Miss NORTHRUP has, for some time past, taken much interest in the welfare of our beautiful village and its interests, for which she deserves thanks and credit.

The faculty of our school, Prof. O'CONNOR, Miss WOOD and Miss VINCENT, have returned to their homes. The school, during the past year under their management, has been a success.

Quite a number from this place celebrated the "Glorious Fourth" in Prattsville, and they all report a good time. In the forenoon Mr. Frank ANDRUS of this place, delivered the oration, and did credit to himself, and we were proud of our Roxbury representative. - Times.

HARPERSFIELD
Ed HAMM commenced work for Robert BOLLES, last Monday.

Miss Ida BOLLES closed a very successful term of school in this village, Friday.

The Tole Gate is receiving a fresh coat of paint. Charles HUBBARD is doing the work.

Arthur EDSALL and wife are rejoicing over the arrival of a boy at their home.

The many friends of Mrs. William HENDERSON regret to learn that she is suffering from a severe attack of rheumatism.

Miss Lizzie McLAURY closed here school in the Peck district, Miss Hattie STOUTENBURG in the Hagar district, and Harry GORLEY in the Dayton district, Friday. - Recorder.

ROSES BROOK
H.K. ROSE made a business trip to New York, last week.

Mrs. BEAM and daughter of New York, are guests at Scott VROMAN's.

Mrs. J.H. King is recovering from her long illness, and sits up most of the day.

Miss Bertha CAMERON of Newburgh, N.Y. visited Effie ROSE and Martha LYON last week.

Miss Lizbeth McFADDEN of Walton has been spending several days with her friends, Clara and Martha LYON.

George H. LYON and son Clark of New York arrived at G.B. LYON's on Friday night where Master Clark will spend the summer.

The lawn party at Scott VROMAN's Thursday evening of last week was well attended by the young people. It netted the church $13. - Recorder.

FATHER REILLY ACCIDENTALLY SHOT
A dispatch from Utica says: The Rev. Thomas W. REILLY of Whitesboro was accidentally shot while alighting from his carriage at his home Tuesday, July 7. A revolver in his coat pocket was discharged, the ball entering his left side and piercing the abdomen. He began to sink at midnight and just as the clock was striking 3, Wednesday morning he died. At his bedside were the Rev. Father PROVOST, assistant at the Whitesboro church, the Rev. Father SLAVIN of Chittinango.
Father REILLY has done valuable mission work for his church in Schoharie and Delaware counties, and it was he who organized the parish and built St. Paul's church at Cobleskill. He also erected the church of the Sacred Heart at Stamford, another in the village of Hunter in the Catskills. - Oneonta Star.

DEATH RECORD
Martin L. REMINGTON in the town of Franklin, died at his home in Deposit, June 26th, aged 71 years.

"Uncle" Walter BEDIENT died on Wednesday, July 1, at his home in Gilbertsville at the age of 100 years, 2 months and 20 days.

Mrs. Erastus R. OLMSTEAD died at the house of Mrs. LORD, her daughter, in Hancock, July 4th, aged about 75 years. Mrs. OLMSTEAD was a sister of Mr. Lawson G. HOLLISTER of Delhi and she and her husband resided at Fall Mills for many years. Her remains were interred in Woodland Cemetery, Delhi. - Gazette.

Milton GURNEY died in Oneonta, July 6, of heart disease. His life was spent almost entirely in the vicinity of Oneonta. He was born of Quaker parents in the town of Milford, August 39, 1830. He was the second oldest of eight children, six of whom are still living. About 40 years ago he married Margarette J. EVERY of Laurens, and happy were they until six years ago, the coming September, when she died. When a young man, he entered business life as a clerk in the establishment of the late John T. THOMPSON, at Maryland. Later, he was employed in the store of Elisha S. STEERE at Laurens.

Grover A. CLEVELAND, youngest son of Orrin G. CLEVELAND of Kortright, died July 2, after a brief but very severe illness, aged 12 years and nine months. The remains were taken to Sidney and interred in the family burial plot at that place on Sunday, July 5. Young Grover was an unusually bright and promising boy, and beloved by all in the neighborhood in which his parents reside, and the sympathy of the whole community goes out largely to the sorrowing family so sadly bereaved by the death of a dear son. Called away in early youth, escaped from all the snares and temptations which beset the path of manhood and later years, we feel that Grover is a chosen one of the Lord, and although so sadly missed in his home upon earth, he is now, in those Heavenly Mansions, blessed far more richly than those that remain behind.

Elmer BAKER of Gilboa has passed his examinations and been admitted to the bar to practice law.

George CURTIS, who was run over at Shenevus some time since, has recovered sufficiently to be removed to his home in Richmondville.

MARRIED
On July 8, by Rev. A.A. WALKER, Edmund DALES of Rose's Brook, to Miss Mary E. CHAMPLIN of Stamford.

DIED
At Jamestown, July 2, Miss G. SMITH, formerly of Delhi, age 20 years, consumption.
At Summit, July 7, Mrs. Mary (BAIRD) SKIDMORE, aged 24 years.
In Bovina Centre, July 4, John HILSON, aged 70 years.
Near Gilboa, June 25, Patrick HORN, aged 67 years. Buried in the Catholic cemetery at South Jefferson.
In Blenheim, July 4, Dewitt C. HAGER, aged 83 years.
In Griffin's Corners, July 7, Patrick ROBINSON, aged 77 years, of heart trouble.

AUCTION
The subscriber will sell at public sale to the highest bidder all the hay growing upon the John WILSIE farm in the town of Harpersfield, Del. Co, NY. Sale to take place Wednesday, July 15th, 1896, at 2 o'clock PM at the dwelling house upon premises. F.R. GILBERT.

GIRL WANTED
A good cook and one that can do general housework. Good wages to the right party. Call or address Mrs. W.T. HALL, South Gilboa, N.Y.

M.G. LOWENSTEIN, the optician, will be at the Delaware hotel, Stamford, on Monday, July 13th and remain a week. You all know him. If you need work in his line you can trust him to do it and feel assured that you are dealing with a man who understands his business, and who has thus far dealt entirely honorable with the people. He asks no jeweler to recommend him, but warrants perfect satisfaction, or money refunded. He will be at Hunter next week.

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



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