Owego Record Front Page
March 12, 1891
Tioga Co., NY

Transcribed by: Bill Grummons

March 12, 1891

THE BERKSHIRE'S BUTCHER.

AND HIS BRIDE BACK AGAIN-MEETINGS OF SOCIETIES-THE CASHIER-OTHER ITEMS.

Berkshire, March 6. - Silas CLARK, the enterprising butcher, who left this place last September for an extended western trip, returned to Berkshire last week with his bride. The RECORD extends its good wishes.

Mr. MARENUS of Paterson, NJ, has been visiting the residence of Benj. HOVER this week.

Miss Della PATCH has been confined to the house with a severe cold and was unable to take charge of her school for a week.

Miss Elva WESTFALL has been quite sick this week.

Robert PATCH was in Newark Valley last Friday.

Horatio SYKES has been very sick for the past week or so, but he is able to be up again now.

Della SNEDECKER has been visiting in Richford the past week.

Charles and Marvin HOVER of West Newark were spending the day with their father Ben. HOVER, Wednesday of this week.

Theodore MAYOR attended the Dairyman's association in Owego on Tuesday.

Cashier E. O. ELDRIDGE of the Owego National bank is in town quite frequently.

The Young Ladies Mission Circle meeting in the parlors of the Congregational church Saturday afternoon of this week at 2:30 sharp.

Union service will be held in the Methodist church next Sunday evening at 7 o'clock

The Y. P. S. C. E. gave a free social at its parlors at the Congregational church last Saturday evening, although it was about as stormy as a night could have been selected the rooms were nearly filled and music etc. filled in the time.

Benjamin HOVER and family have commenced housekeeping in their new home.

The ladies of the Congregational church met Tuesday afternoon to finish their barrel of clothing for the family for which it is designed.

Mr. and Mrs. BLOODGOOD and Grant SUMERVILLE have moved from Huron, Dak., to Chicago, Mrs. BLOODGOOD, nee SUMERVILLE was one of Berkshires young ladies. All will hope to see them again some time if they are moving east.

SPENCER ITEMS.

ELMIRA ADVERTISER.

Spencer March 10. - At a citizens' caucus held at the town hall last evening, the following named were nominated for the corporation officers, to be voted for at the annual charter election next Tuesday: For president, C. E. BRADLEY; trustees, D. L. SUOOK L. W. HULL; treasurer; M. B. FERRIS; There will probably be no opposition to the above ticket.

The new Grove hotel has been leased to a gentleman by the name of THOMAS of Covington, PA. The house will be opened to the public in a couple of weeks and will be conducted on strictly temperance principles.

MORTUARY RECORDS.

Died at Alameda Cal., Tuesday Feb. 24, 1891, Mary A. wife of Eugene B. BURDICK and daughter of the late S. L. SMITH and sister of J. L. SMITH of Owego, aged 49 years.

Died a Warren, PA, Saturday March 7 1891, of typhoid-pneumonia, Mrs. Joseph B. DEAN. She is survived be her husband, two sons, Fred of Apalachin and John of Owego; Three daughters, Mrs. J. F. SALOR of Shenandoah, Misses Lulu and Ella of Warren. The funeral was held at Warren Monday.

Died at Richmondville, NY, Tuesday, March 10, 1891, Edward H. HARDER, aged 42 years. The funeral will be held tomorrow at 2 p. m. at Binghamton. The deceased was a brother of Capt. E. HARDER and was in the latter's store as salesman a number of years ago, thus gaining many warm friends and acquaintances in Owego. Capt. HARDER went to Richmondville on the receipt of the sad news and will be present at the funeral.

Died at Flint Mich., Sunday March 8, 1891, Isaac BEECHER of Owego aged 62 years. Mr. BEECHER was the oldest son of the late Calvin BEECHER, and is survived by his son, Edger BEECHER, and four brothers, Norman and Solomon of Flint, Mich., Rollins of Canandaigua and Lyman, whose place of residence is unknown. Mr. BEECHER went at holiday time to visit his brothers in Michigan, and Sunday a telegram by C. B. DEAN, his nephew, announcing that Mr. BEECHER was dying of diphtheria. Mr. DEAN notified Edgar BEECHER of his father's illness who started on Erie No. for Flint. A second dispatch was received to stop the son at Corning announcing the death of his father, and he came home to on Erie No. 12. The remains arrived Monday night and the funeral was held at the Presbyterian chapel Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock.

James C. SNOW, a well known resident of this city died at the home of his son-in-law, F. F. HUTCHINGS, 354 Westcott street last evening. Mr. SNOW was born at Lafayette in this county in 1823. He removed to this city about twenty years ago. Mr. SNOW leaves a wife and three children - Mrs. F. F. HUTCHINGS and L. A. SNOW of this city and I. P. SNOW of Warren County. The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon next. - Syracuse Journal, March 6th.

THE OWEGO, RECORD

BEFORE JUSTICE BROWN.

THE RECORD OF CONVICTIONS DURING THE MONTHS OF JANUARY AND FEBRUARY, 1891-"ALL OFF THE CORPORATION" OR SAID TO BE.

Since January 6, 1891, when the amended charter went in effect, the officers, other then the regularly appointed police officers of the village of Owego, have no right to charge the town of Owego for summary arrests on the corporation nor has any justice of the peace any right to make any charge for his actions in similar cases.

It is said, however, that tramps and vagrants do hover around the outskirts of Owego in a wonderful manner and the sheriff and his deputies seem to know, almost by intuition or previous understanding, where they do congregate at such times. It is wonderful what a tender solicitude the "chief executive of a bailiwick that that extends 500 feet outside of all boarders of Tioga county," as Sheriff George M. GEER terms himself, does develop that the tramps, which are outside corporation limits, should be brought to it's, to him, central point, the common jail.

A RECORD reporter was interested in some remarks he heard that the sheriff had made regarding the tramp question, as handled by his lynx-eyed deputies.

Below will be found the results of an investigation made in the records of convictions filed in the county clerk's office by Justice of the peace H. C. BROWN.

Jan. 12,--Thomas REYNOLDS, tramp, to penitentiary.

Jan. 15,--Joseph WILSON, William BEMMINGTON, William MYERS, August BERG, vagrants to jail.

Jan. 21,--John CONNORS, vagrant, to jail.

Jan. 24,--Charles DAVIS vagrant, to jail.

Jan. 24,--Thomas DAY, tramp, to penitentiary.

Jan. 27,--Thomas DOYLE, vagrant, to jail.

Feb. 3,--William STANLEY, William SMITH, William KETCHUM, John WILLIAMS, vagrants, to jail.

Feb 13,-- Jacob RUTT, Frank SMITH, William TURNER, vagrants, to jail.

Feb. 14,--John KERRIGAN, James GORMAN, vagrants to jail.

Feb. 23,--Herman BASFORD, intoxicated, to jail; Fred CLARK, William MORAND, Joseph WELLS, vagrants, to jail.

Feb. 29,--John FLYNN, Frank WATSON, vagrants, to jail.

It will be seen that during that part of January, subsequent to the 6th, two tramps were sentenced to the penitentiary and seven vagrants to jail. During the month of February fourteen vagrants and one drunkard were sentenced to jail. Of course the records do of conviction do not give any knowledge whatever of the fact that others are arrested and discharged instead of convicted, so this list is only a partial one of those arrested by the sheriff and his deputies and arraigned before Justice BROWN.

The arrests of tramps and vagrants were divided as follows, and all are said to be outside the limits of the corporation; Sheriff GREER seven, Deputy DAN nine, Deputy DENSMORE seven. None of them had sentences less then ten days and it is safe to place eleven days against each of the twenty-one vagrants sent to jail, making 231 days or 693 meals board at 15 cents a meal or $103.95 for board. The sheriffs turnkey fees on the twenty-one vagrants and two tramps would amount to $34.50, his fees for taking the two tramps to Syracuse $30 more or an aggregate of $168.45 to the sheriff outside of his fees as arresting officer. If he only gets $2.50 each for arresting his seven that makes $17.50 which added to his $180. counts up to $185.95, a very tidy sum gained in forty-eight days from tramps and vagrants, which he and his deputies swore they got outside the corporation.

But of course, the sheriff must live and out-of-town tramps do as well as anything else to fill up on.

Then his deputies must get $2.50 each for their sixteen, of $40. It seems that it was brought out in a former controversy that the justice gets at least $3.50 for each convicted criminal and twenty-three at $3.50. That makes a grand total of $306.45 for the tax payers to reward the sheriff and his deputies for going off the corporation to pick up twenty-one vagrants and two tramps, to say nothing of the expense consequent upon the those arrested but not convicted.

BEFORE RECORDER GLEZEN.

Ten vagrants were arrested Saturday and Sunday and they were discharged by next morning by Recorder GLEZEN. Four of them were Philadelphia newsboys, who had been to Buffalo but had not got rich and bumped toward home.

One drunk was captured off the D., L. & W. last night by Officer STRAIT and sentenced Friday morning to fifteen days in jail.

OWEGOANS IN BINGHAMTON.

The Binghamton Republican mentions James T. ROGERS and A. BURNSTINE of Owego as among the guests at the Arlington. Who is A. BURNSTINE? Everyone knows J. T.

L. T. STANBROUGH was at Binghamton yesterday.

Mrs. Richard STRATTON of Owego who is in poor health, is visiting her daughter, Mrs. R. H. HUNTLEY of Van Buren street, will remain some time under treatment of Dr. J. P. MARSH-Binghamton Herald,

Mr. and Mrs. H. G. ADAMS and daughter of Norwich, NY, who have been visiting Mr. ADAM'S Sister Mrs. H. G. LIGHT, Smithboro, were in town Sunday on their way home and were the guests of Mrs. W. H. MANNING, Main street.

BEFORE JUSTICE BROWN.

THE RECORD OF CONVICTIONS DURING THE MONTHS OF JANUARY AND FEBRUARY, 1891-"ALL OFF THE CORPORATION" OR SAID TO BE.

Since January 6, 1891, when the amended charter went in effect, the officers, other then the regularly appointed police officers of the village of Owego, have no right to charge the town of Owego for summary arrests on the corporation nor has any justice of the peace any right to make any charge for his actions in similar cases.

It is said, however, that tramps and vagrants do hover around the outskirts of Owego in a wonderful manner and the sheriff and his deputies seem to know, almost by intuition or previous understanding, where they do congregate at such times. It is wonderful what a tender solicitude the "chief executive of a bailiwick that that extends 500 feet outside of all boarders of Tioga county," as Sheriff George M. GEER terms himself, does develop that the tramps, which are outside corporation limits, should be brought to it's, to him, central point, the common jail.

A RECORD reporter was interested in some remarks he heard that the sheriff had made regarding the tramp question, as handled by his lynx-eyed deputies.

Below will be found the results of an investigation made in the records of convictions filed in the county clerk's office by Justice of the peace H. C. BROWN.

Jan. 12,--Thomas REYNOLDS, tramp, to penitentiary.

Jan. 15,--Joseph WILSON, William BEMMINGTON, William MYERS, August BERG, vagrants to jail.

Jan. 21,--John CONNORS, vagrant, to jail.

Jan. 24,--Charles DAVIS vagrant, to jail.

Jan. 24,--Thomas DAY, tramp, to penitentiary.

Jan. 27,--Thomas DOYLE, vagrant, to jail.

Feb. 3,--William STANLEY, William SMITH, William KETCHUM, John WILLIAMS, vagrants, to jail.

Feb 13,-- Jacob RUTT, Frank SMITH, William TURNER, vagrants, to jail.

Feb. 14,--John KERRIGAN, James GORMAN, vagrants to jail.

Feb. 23,--Herman BASFORD, intoxicated, to jail; Fred CLARK, William MORAND, Joseph WELLS, vagrants, to jail.

Feb. 29,--John FLYNN, Frank WATSON, vagrants, to jail.

It will be seen that during that part of January, subsequent to the 6th, two tramps were sentenced to the penitentiary and seven vagrants to jail. During the month of February fourteen vagrants and one drunkard were sentenced to jail. Of course the records do of conviction do not give any knowledge whatever of the fact that others are arrested and discharged instead of convicted, so this list is only a partial one of those arrested by the sheriff and his deputies and arraigned before Justice BROWN.

The arrests of tramps and vagrants were divided as follows, and all are said to be outside the limits of the corporation; Sheriff GREER seven, Deputy DAN nine, Deputy DENSMORE seven. None of them had sentences less then ten days and it is safe to place eleven days against each of the twenty-one vagrants sent to jail, making 231 days or 693 meals board at 15 cents a meal or $103.95 for board. The sheriffs turnkey fees on the twenty-one vagrants and two tramps would amount to $34.50, his fees for taking the two tramps to Syracuse $30 more or an aggregate of $168.45 to the sheriff outside of his fees as arresting officer. If he only gets $2.50 each for arresting his seven that makes $17.50 which added to his $180. counts up to $185.95, a very tidy sum gained in forty-eight days from tramps and vagrants, which he and his deputies swore they got outside the corporation.

But of course, the sheriff must live and out-of-town tramps do as well as anything else to fill up on.

Then his deputies must get $2.50 each for their sixteen, of $40. It seems that it was brought out in a former controversy that the justice gets at least $3.50 for each convicted criminal and twenty-three at $3.50. That makes a grand total of $306.45 for the tax payers to reward the sheriff and his deputies for going off the corporation to pick up twenty-one vagrants and two tramps, to say nothing of the expense consequent upon the those arrested but not convicted.

BEFORE RECORDER GLEZEN.

Ten vagrants were arrested Saturday and Sunday and they were discharged by next morning by Recorder GLEZEN. Four of them were Philadelphia newsboys, who had been to Buffalo but had not got rich and bumped toward home.

One drunk was captured off the D., L. & W. last night by Officer STRAIT and sentenced Friday morning to fifteen days in jail.

OWEGOANS IN BINGHAMTON.

The Binghamton Republican mentions James T. ROGERS and A. BURNSTINE of Owego as among the guests at the Arlington. Who is A. BURNSTINE? Everyone knows J. T.

L. T. STANBROUGH was at Binghamton yesterday.

Mrs. Richard STRATTON of Owego who is in poor health, is visiting her daughter, Mrs. R. H. HUNTLEY of Van Buren street, will remain some time under treatment of Dr. J. P. MARSH-Binghamton Herald,

Mr. and Mrs. H. G. ADAMS and daughter of Norwich, NY, who have been visiting Mr. ADAM'S Sister Mrs. H. G. LIGHT, Smithboro, were in town Sunday on their way home and were the guests of Mrs. W. H. MANNING, Main street.


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