Owego Record Front Page
January 5, 1899
Tioga Co., NY

Transcribed by: Bill Grummons

January 5, 1899


The new year started with zero weather and fair sledding


Evidence of fraud was not proved against L. W. CLARK, who was tried in the recorder's office in Elmira Thursday on the charge of defrauding the Frasier House of that city out of a board bill which accumulated while he and his two female accomplices worked the same hymn book advertising swindle there which they perpetrated on the First Presbyterian church of Owego and in other places. He was accordingly discharged, but was at once re-arrested on a similar charge made by a Rochester landlord and was taken back to that city.

In speaking of that same case the Rochester Herald says: "CLARK is not the first man to utilize hymn books for advertising purposes." It has been stated that a colored minister was looking for bargains in hymn books in New York once upon a time, and was told by the bookseller that he had a number of hymn books which he would sell cheap, as there were a few advertisements in the books. The minister could see no objections to this and said if the members of the congregation did not wish to read the advertisements they need not do so. So he bought the books. On the following Sunday the minister was much surprised when the congregation, in singing a hymn, sang the third verse like this: "Hark, the herald angels sing, - Beetles pills are the thing, - Peace on earth and mercy mild, - Two for man and one for child."

Whether CLARK'S advertisements were as ingeniously arraigned is not known.


Jim CHEEKS was arrested yesterday by Office ALLEN on a warrant issued by Recorder LORING, accusing him of stealing a ham from the Awaga House cooler. Monday night. Policeman HORGAN saw Jim endeavoring to sell the ham and took him into custody to await developments. No one seemed to know where the ham come from and he was released. Later it was fount to have been the property of the Awaga House. The case was adjourned until Monday a 2 o'clock.


The RECORD sincerely congratulates the Spence Needle on the successful completion of it's eleventh year with this weeks issue. The Needle is ever ready to Champion the cause of its home and does all that a live wide awake newspaper can do for the prosperity of the people of the village of Spencer. Success and long years to the Needle and its editor, G. M. PASHLY.


John H. REESE, formerly with the Hollister House of Ithaca, assumed the management of the Central House Tuesday. Hr. REESE has an extended acquaintance with the traveling public and has the reputation of possessing all the qualifications of a first-class landlord.


To all the pastors and their good people and to all who in anyway contributed to the splendid and substantial benefit tendered to me some days ago: I take this method of expressing my gratitude and appreciation, Please accept my heartfelt thanks for your unbounded kindness.

I pray God's richest blessing to rest upon you and that you may live long to demonstrate the power and spirit of a practical Christianity. Again I thank you.

I still live at 110 Fox street and the word "Welcome" in big letters is written over the door. Respectively yours in God and humanity. I. S. YEMMANS.



Died, in Windham, PA, Sunday, Jan. 1, 1899 of pneumonia, William FLOYD, aged 24 years. The funeral was held Wednesday at 2 p. m.


Entered into rest at Elmira, NY, Jan. 4, 1899, Mrs. Delinda McCORMICK SHAW, in the 76 year of her age. Funeral Friday at 2 o'clock at St Paul's church, Owego.


Died in Owego, NY, Wednesday Jan. 4, 1899, of heart disease, Mrs. Sarah L. BALLOU, aged 76 years. The funeral will be held tomorrow at 10 a. m. at the late residence near Dean's tannery. She is survived by three sons, Nelson of Berkshire, Alden and Charles of Owego; also two daughters, Mrs. Malinda SCOTT of Berkshire and Mrs. Jennie FREELAND of Speedsville. Burial at Berkshire.


Died, in Owego, NY, Monday, Jan. 2, 1899, of heart disease, Catherine RING, wife of Luke O'SHAUGHNESSY. She is survived her husband, seven children, Joseph D., Mary C., Francis J., Peter S., Helena E., Hannah C. Ella A., also by two brothers and four sisters. The funeral was held at St Patrick's church Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock. Burial in St. Joseph's cemetery.


Died, at Owego. NY, Friday Dec. 30, 1898, of brain disease, Louise CHAFFEE, wife of William G. LANE, aged 53 years. She is survived by her husband, two daughters, Mrs. R. M. FAY of Cuba, NY, and Miss Mattie LANE of Owego, one brother, Danny CHAFFEE of Owego, and one sister, Mrs. David ROOM of Philadelphia. The funeral was held at 2 p. m. at the family residence, corner of Main and Fulton streets, Rev. M. D. FULLER, D. D., officiating.


D. H. BLOODGOOD received a telegram Friday morning from Mrs. Helen T. BEALS of Chicago, announcing the death at 11:30 last night of her father, Albert R. THOMAS, at her home in that city. Mr. THOMAS was, many years ago, a well known man in Owego, occupying a prominent position in the village, and among the older residents his death will be much regretted. He was married twice, first to a daughter of Dr. John ?????, M. D. and the second time to Miss Bricea KILBOURN, sister of George KILBOURN, now of Brooklyn. He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Catherine BALL of Cleveland, Ohio, Mrs. Cora WRIGHT of Syracuse, NY, and Mrs. Helen T. BEALS of Chicago; also by one brother, Charles C. THOMAS of Owego. The remains arrived from Chicago on Erie train 12 Sunday night. The funeral was held in the Congregational church at 3 o'clock Monday afternoon, Rev. C. M. BARTHOLOMEW, officiating. The bearers were George T. BOTLE, J. M. HASTINGS, W. L. HOSKINS, and Chester P. BROOKS. The remains were accompanied from Chicago by Mr. and Mrs. J. T. BEALS. Mrs. C. F. WRIGHT of Syracuse was also present at the funeral.

LESTERSHIRE PERSONALS. - Lestershire Record.

Mrs. H. D. WALTERS is visiting friends in Owego.

Miss. Jessie CORLYON is spending the holidays with friends in Tioga Center.

George FORSYTH and wife have returned from a visit with their parents in Owego.

Leroy Spencer and wife have returned from a visit with friends and relatives in Owego.

Mrs. Hannah WOOD of Owego is visiting at the home of Mrs. B. B. STONE at Main street terrace,


Richford, Jan 4. - Hon D. P. WITTER went to Albany this week to begin his legislative duties.

Mr. and Mrs. Frederick GULDEN of Anderson Hill and Miss Ida GULDEN of Binghamton were guests at the residence of Rev. J. S. MITCHALL last week.

Fred NOONAN has lately entered the Riley School of business at Binghamton and is pursuing a commerce course of study.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Clarence CULVER, Tuesday, Dec. 27, 1898, a daughter.

The music box given away by H. B. RAWLEY Saturday evening last was drawn by William TIFFANY, the lucky number being 2111.


The many friends of Dr. WHEELER, the beloved pastor of the Methodist church at Coatsville, will be sorry to learn that the doctor is down sick again.- West Chester, PA. News.


Barney NcMAHON, a young man said to be from Binghamton, was arrested Tuesday on complaint of Hon. F. O. CABLE, charged with defrauding an innkeeper. The examination before Recorder LORING, was adjourned to Saturday Jan. 7, at 10 o'clock.

Fred Smith an ordinary drunk was fined $3 or three days in jail on Monday last. He did not pay.


Candor, Dec. 28. - Mrs. Eliza SMITH and daughter Anna are visiting at John THAYER'S, Ithaca.

Christmas exercises were held in all of the churches Saturday evening, At the M. E. church a fine program was carried out in full. There was a tree and a giant see-saw in full swing, it was a model of the one at the Omaha trans-Mississippi exposition. At the Baptist church they had a tree and a musical program. St Marks church held it's exercises and had supper at the home of Supervisor J. H. JENNINGS. At the Congregational church there were three trees with a very interesting program everything went off finely.

Levi TURK was at Delhi Sunday at the funeral of his sister, Mrs. WARD.

Saturday night, gas formed in E. J. KYLE'S coal stove and exploded, tearing out the pipes the whole length of the chimney. The explosion was heard quite a distance.

Lee HARDING has rented the building used as a justice office and will move his barber shop into it.

The friends of Miss Mary ROSE in the M. E. church presented her with a solid gold lorgnette chain set in nine fire opals on Christmas eve, in recognition of her faithful services in the church.

A Christmas gathering was held at the home of D. P. JACKSON, Christmas. Those present were Henry JACKSON and George JACKSON of Williamsport, PA., L. M. JACKSON, Mr. and Mrs. John HICKIEN and family of Binghamton; Mr. and Mrs. John JACKSON and family of Owego; Mr. and Mrs. M. H. ROE of Willseyville; Charles HOOPER of Danby; Mrs. Richard Field and daughter.

William BARDEN, town tax collector, began collecting Monday at the office of the town clerk.

Miss Neta FESSENDEN is visiting friends in Orange, NJ.

F. L. HOYT of Binghamton favored the large congregation at the M. E. church Sunday evening with a fine baritone solo entitled "Come Unto Me."

J. T. GRIDLEY, Esq., is the possessor of a fine horse and carriage.

L. F. LITTLE is visiting in Lestershire.

M. F. BOSTWICK has returned from a trip to Iowa.

Several icehouses have been filled with first-class ice this season.

Mrs. Eugene HOLLENBACK was in Binghamton Monday.

Invitations are out for the wedding of Fred Burt of Canatonk and Miss Minnie Hart of this place to occur Wednesday Jan. 4, 1899.

The following officers of the Congregational Sunday school were elected Sunday; Superintend; A. F. STOWELL; assistant, Freeman BOOTH; secretary and treasurer Howard MILKS; superintendent of Primary department, Miss Dora GRIDLEY; organist, Grace HULL.

Candor, Jan 4. - M. SATCHELL, proprietor of the Eagle Hotel, was arrested Friday night on complaint of a couple of detectives, for selling liquor without a license. Justice COURSAN fixed his bail at $1,000. He was taken to Owego by Constable BEBEE, where the bail was furnished and he returned home on Saturday. Monday night his wife had him arrested for assault and battery and he was fined $10. His bondsman and the sheriff took him to Owego Tuesday, where he is boarding at the county's expense.

Mr. and Mrs. W. J. PAYNE were in Binghamton Tuesday.

Mr. and Mrs. Marshall JOHNSON returned to there home at Pearl River Tuesday: Miss Jessa WALWORTH to Oneonta, Monday; Miss Lois HART to Hornellsville Tuesday; Burt JOHNSON and Allie Lane to Rochester Monday.

Miss Nellie DUNCAN of Owego is visiting her sister, Mrs. Wallace MASTEN.

Born, Christmas day, to Mr. and Mrs. Edward BROOKS of Susquehanna, a daughter, Candor friends extend congratulations.

Justice GRIDLEY and Justice COURSAN have moved their office to rooms over DEWEY & COURSAN'S furniture store.

E. F. HUBBARD visited his brother William at Rochester Monday.

Mr. and Mrs. Wallace MASTEN spent New Years with friends in Maine, Broome county.

The newly elected officers of Veritas Lodge, I. O. O. F., are as follows: Noble grand. Louis TUTTLE; vice grand, Merritt DOUGLASS, secretary, F. E. DEWEY; treasurer, D. S. FESSENDEN.

Married, Thursday, Dec. 29, 1898, at the home of the bride, by T. R. WARNOCK, Jerry BURT of Penn Yan and Miss Bertha Van SCOY of Candor.

Mrs. J. L. SMITH and son Rolland of Buffalo have been visiting friends in town.

Miss Helen WILLSEY of HOUGHTON seminary, Clinton, NY, is visiting her parents Mr. and Mrs. M. E. WILLSEY.

Mr. and Mrs. Cyrenus DAY of Lestershire visited Mrs. DAY'S parents Mr. and Mrs. Elbert WOODFORD, this week.

Died, Friday, Dec. 30, 1898, of pneumonia, Harold, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bernard SEAMAN, aged 5 years. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon, Rev. T. R. WARNOCK, officiating. The interment was in Maple Grove cemetery.

Mr. and Mrs. E. J. WOODFORD have been to LeRaysville, PA, called there by the illness of Mrs. WOODFORD'S father.

Died, Wednesday, Dec. 29, 1898, Miss Alice STARKS aged 80 years. The funeral was held Friday, Rev. F. W. DICKENSON, officiating.

Died, Thursday, Dec. 29, 1898, James JACOBS, aged 68 years. The funeral was held Saturday at Fairfield, Rev. T. R. WARNOCK, officiating.

The newly elected officers of Oneka Tribe of Red Men are: Prophet, Willis WILKINS; sachem, D. G. VanOSTRAND; senior sagamore, Ira NELSON; junior sagamore, A. A. JOHNSON; chief of records H. F. BOOTH; keeper of wampum, C. F. BAYLOR; trustee, Richard LEONARD.


A telephone message from Sayre to the RECORD office yesterday gave the information that an Owego gentleman had just met Lawrence SCHUPP on the streets there and shaken hands with him and received the information that he intended to return home that night. He volunteered no information as to his whereabouts since he left home so suddenly last week but the RECORD'S informant discovered no evidence of his having fallen through the ice at Plymouth or any other place as was rumored. He is at home today.


The Friends of W. C. FINCH of Richford will be glad to learn that he has so far recovered from his recent severe illness as to return home from Depew, where he was suddenly stricken down among strangers while on a business trip. He was cared for by members of the Masonic fraternity there until his wife arrived, and in fact as long as he remained there, and although Mr. FINCH allowed the members of the fraternity no expense on account of his illness., yet he expresses great gratitude for the fraternal kindness shown to him. The lodge at Newark Valley and the chapter at Owego have directed expressions of thanks to be sent to Depew.


Before Hon. Howard J. MEAD, surrogate, Thursday, Dec. 29, 1898.

In the matter of the administration of the estate of Adoinjab SIGNOR, late of the town of Spencer, letters issued to Mertie SIGNOR, BELL of the town of Barton and Hattie SIGNOR of the town of Spencer. Estate $9,000.

Friday Dec. 30.

In the matter of administration of the estate of Eunice PEARL, late of the town of Nichols, letters issued to Francis M. CARPENTER of the town of Owego. Estate $600.

Tuesday Jan. 3.

Letters of guardianship were issued to Nelson LYONS of the town of Barton for the person and property of Lewis AMRHEIN.

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