Owego Record Front Page
May 10, 1888
Tioga Co., NY

Transcribed by: Bill Grummons

May 10, 1888


May 9,1888 - Miss Angie LATIMER returned from New York Friday May 4. She was accompanied by her aunt, Mrs. TAYLOR, of Brooklyn.

Charles DINEHART returned from Lopaz, Sullivan Co., PA, on Friday last. He will return soon.

Clarence JOHNSON has gone to Albany.

The board of exercise met at OHART'S Hotel Monday.

Hotel licenses were granted to C. H. TRIBE and Moses OHART.

William BEST'S youngest son died Monday evening. The funeral was held at 10 o'clock to-day.

Y. W. C. T. U.

Mrs. H. L. BULLOCK, of Elmira, addressed a good size congregation at the Congregational church Friday evening, taking for her subject the "Daughters of the King." At the close a Young Woman's Christian Temperance Union was organized, with the following officers: President, Miss E. E. SPEARS; Vice-President, Miss Ada TURNER; Corresponding Secretary, Miss Blanche HUTCHINS; Recording Secretary, Miss Carrie LIVERMORE; Treasurer, Miss Fanny COREY. The society will hold its meetings at the W. C. T. U. rooms in the Hooker Block, Lake street.


What is Being Done in the Coal Stealing Cases...Slow Work

The case of the people vs. James L. BUSH, which was heard before Horace A. BROOKS, Esq., was adjourned until May 11th. The case of William WHITMARSH was called this morning and the forenoon exhausted in securing a venire of twelve good men and true, by whom it is to be heard this afternoon. nothing preventing



Waverly, May 7th 1888 - The board of Excise, consisting of G. S. WILCOX, Amasa FINCH, and M. QUIGLEY, with G. H. GRAFFT as clerk, meet at Justice GRAFFT'S office this morning and granted the following licenses for Waverly. Hotels: J. O. REZEAU, European Hotel; J. O. WARD & Son; Tioga Hotel; W. H. GOLDSMITH; Christe House; H. P. HEAD; American Hotel; Col. WADSWORTH; Warford House; Capt. SHEPARD, Commercial Hotel; MILLS & O'BRIEN, bottling works, Drug stores: E. G. TRACY, H. H. HAYES & Son, MULLOCK & BRUSTER, J. C. VANETTA. Stores: J. W. HOBAN, Saloons: M. SHEAHAN, Thomas CARMODY, VANNORSTRON, Dick HEAD. In East Waverly, the Tooker Hotel and Amos JACKSON; BARTON, Sarah JOHNSON, hotel, LOCKWOOD, Eva GILBERT, hotel. Several applications were rejected, among them H. G. HAIGHT, WOLCOTT, Levi POWELL and John R. ROWLAND. The licenses granted were the same as last year. All new applications were refused.


LUMM'S Hotel and Barns and GILBERT'S Store and House Burned. Special by telephone to the Record.

Speedsville, May 8. - The upper story of the Speedsville Hotel, occupied by Mr. LUMM, was discovered on fire about 11o'clock last evening and despite all that could be done, the entire structure was burned to the ground and with it the barns attached. The fire spread rapidly and the store and residence of Mr. GILBERT was also consumed. The loss which is a serious one for a place of this size, is but slightly insured.

This hotel was an old one and for years was kept by the late Ben WADE, under whose management it maintained a reputation for old-fashioned hospitality - not retained by many hotels in these day's. the new proprietor was a popular one, and his loss is regretted by all,

There is no knowledge yet as to whether or not it will be rebuilt, but it must be in order to afford shelter for Owego trout fishermen. K. C. E.

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