Owego Record Front Page
June 11, 1881
Tioga Co., NY

Transcribed by: Bill Grummons

June 11, 1881


Mr. John O'HEARN died at the residence of his uncle, Mr. Patrick O'HEARN, in this village last Friday afternoon of typhoid pneumonia.

Rev. L. A. OSTRANDER, Hon., S. A. CLARK and E. E. PLATT were chosen delegates to represent the Presbyterian Sunday School at Cortland this week.

Rev. P. S. DUNN of Buffalo, NY, and Frank M. DUNN of Worchester, Mass, are visiting at the residence of their father, Jeremiah DUNN of this village.

W. S. HARRIS, who has been out in the oil country for some time, has returned to Owego and resumed his position as head night clerk in the U. S. Express Co.

Mr. C. M. HAYWARD, of this village, has been selected for one of the Marshals at the dedication services of the Odd Fellows Temple in Elmira next week.

Mr. James WATSON, the gentlemanly clerk in the HOLDRIDGE'S clothing store, accompanied by his mother, spent Sunday in Susquehanna with Mrs. G. W. BARTON, Jr.

The Rev. Mr. BULLOCK, pastor of the Congregational church, J. M. HASTINGS and Miss Jennie ARCHIBALD, are in Cortland this week attending the State Sunday School Convention.

Ex Mayor MABEE, Hon. B. J. DAVIS, Messrs. J. J. Van KLEECK, J. H. COPPINS and Dr. C. R. HEATON are in New York this week attending the annual Convocation of the Free and Accepted Masons.

Mr. Wm. WAYMAN, formerly of Nichols has quit harness making and gone to selling lager beer. He has fitted up a fine and cleanly place at #12 East Water Street nearly opposite the Homestead Hotel, Elmira, and would be pleased to see all of his old friends in this county who may be circulating in that direction.

Mr. A. J. OLIVER of Candor, recently drove a horse and buggy from Candor to St Louis, MO, and from thence to Mendota, IL. He started from Candor on the 18th of April, arriving in St Louis May 14th. Leaving St Louis he drove to Mendota, IL to spend Declaration day with his friend, Milroy McKEE a former resident of Candor. Gary Van KLEEK rode from St Louis to Mendota with Mr. OLIVER. Both returned to Candor last week on the cars, Mr. OLIVER reaching home on Friday.

Harry CLAPHAM, whose home is Flemingville, this county, sends us several newspapers for which he will accept out thanks. From the San Francisco Sunday Chronicle we extract the following; BROOKS and DICKSON represented here by Mr. CLAPHAM as manager of the RAYMOND engagement, has brought the American right of "The World" from Sam COLVILLE, with the exception of Chicago, Philadelphia, and Boston, paying him $12,000. certainty and a percentage of the profits. TOMPKINS and HILL of Boston have paid him $10,000. for the towns named.

Miss Mary PITCHER, of Owego, since January 1st has had charge of the Latin, German and French pupils in the Tennessee Female College at Franklin TN, and teaches also the higher branches of mathematics. She will return to Owego next week to spend the summer and will go back to Franklin early in September. /The Chonean A'gus, published at Franklin in a notice of the College, thus mentions Miss PITCHER: "Since her residence at the College, she has earned golden opinions by all people by the energy and success she has established in her department." --- Gazette.

Mr. A. G. ELY has returned from his eastern trip

Mr. J. N. DEXTER, of Waverly, has gone to Detroit to reside.

Mr. Andrew RELYEA has returned to his home in this village.

Mr. F. A. BAKER, of this village, was in Binghamton Friday.

Miss Minnie HURLBURT, of Groton, was visiting relatives in town this week.

Mr. F. C. YOUNG, of Binghamton, spent Sunday last with friends in town.

Lawyer SCHWARTZ, of Elmira, was in town this week on professional business.

Mr. H. D. PINNBY is on Cortland attending the State Sunday School Association.

Mr. John LORD a "typo" on the Binghamton Republican, was visiting friends in town last week.

Mr. C. M. HAYWOOD and two sons, Arthur and Harry, are in Vermont visiting friends and relatives.

Mr. Wm. MINEHAN who had been confined to his home for sometime past, is able to be about again.

Mrs. Capt. PECK of Cleveland, Ohio, is visiting at the residence of her mother, Mrs. Wm. FIELDS, George, St.

Mr. J. F. FIEBIG of the paint house of P. O. PIERCE & Co., New York gave us a pleasant call on Monday last.

Hon. Wm. SMYTH of the Times, and wife, are in Utica attending the meeting of the New York Press Association.

Mr. W. S. LAWRENCE, of Speedsville, starts next week for Silver Cliff, Colorado, where he expects to reside in the future.

Engineer Ed HASKINS is having his residence on George St., touched up with a coat of paint. Fred HODGE is doing the work.

The editor, and wife, are in Utica this week attending the annual meeting of the New York Press Association, of which they are members.


Thomas RICHER has the finest garden we have seen this season.

M. B. FERRIS' front yard is a model of neatness and beauty. He does not allow his lawn mower to rust through disuse.

Mr. M. D. FISHER is to make extensive improvements about his fine residence and grounds the present season.

The ladies of the W. C. T. C. have obtained a new carpet for their room in the Baptist church. The ladies are very active and the society now numbers some sixty members.

The Camp Ground has been put in shape for the annual meeting. The ground carefully raked, the buildings repaired and underbrush trimmed up. The gates are kept locked during the week, but are opened Sundays, affording a pleasant place for a stroll. Mr. NICHOLS has shown much public spirit and deserves great credit for the interest he has manifested in the welfare of the town.

Mr. Samuel CASS, of West Candor, died yesterday morning. The funeral takes place today at 1 p.m. at the M. E. Church.

Mr. M. C. ODELL, while managing the edger in the Nichol's mill on Saturday last, had his hand caught in the saw. One finger was nearly severed from his hand and another badly cut.

Oscar LAKE, a lad living in North Spencer was badly injured by the kick of a horse yesterday morning. June 6, Uncle Sam


On Monday May 29, Mr. L. B. PRENTISS, our former Sunday School Superintendent was reelected. A good deed for the school. Mr. P, is a good man for the office giving much time and attention to the work in which he is so deeply absorbed.

Rev. Mr. SMITH, P. E., preached at the Temperance hall on Sunday last. There was a good attendance.

Mr. Geo. W. WHITE left May 30th for Kansas City, where he has a job for the summer.

J. G. NIXON started yesterday for Montrose, selling nursery stock.

V. W. SCHOOLEY our cheese maker, is full of business day and night.

The stores of Mrs. J. G.. NIXON and son and Mrs. J. E. SCUDDER are running very harmoniously.

Our lodge the Patrons of Temperance is invited to a necktie party by the Speedsville Good Templars to be held at that place. . . June 7. SINBAD


John DUBOIS, has returned from school.

Will Van GORDON is very sick.

Presiding Elder, preached at the M. E. Church Saturday evening and Sunday forenoon. Sunday evening he preached at the Baptist church on the words "Almost thou persuaded me to be a Christian." We thought it was the best sermon we ever heard the Elder preach.

We learn the Baptist have ordered a pipe organ for the church.

Potato bugs are sitting on the fence wondering why farmers are so late this year.

One of our book farmers is cutting his rye, another has got through husking corn, but has 1 and 1/2 acres of potatoes to dig yet.

Two of our young men are sowing their wild oats.

Some of our young ladies are open to an engagement before the warm weather. They say it is so pleasant to take a wedding trip these cool days.

William KNOWLTON has built a house on Allen Street.

Farmers very much behind with their work. Corn and potatoes not all planted.

Floral and singing exhibition by the M. E. Sunday School next Sunday morning.

Charles DAYE had a narrow escape. They had unloaded a car of green hides at the tannery, when the floor gave way, and Charles and hides went down cellar. He came out with a few bruises. He says he felt very queer when he went down so fast.

A batch of emigrants arrived at the tannery last week. Their fare had been paid. Not liking the work the went across lots last Tuesday. The constable was sent after them and brought them back very well scared. They begged very hard to be set to work again.

Ed QUIRIN has gone to Boston on business. . . June 8. CUPID.


On Saturday last, as the 6 p. m. train was coming from Owego, a terrible accident occurred near the white school house, situated about one mile south of the village. No blame can be attached to the railroad employees, for strenuous efforts were made by them to stop the train before the casualty occurred, but it was impossible, as the train was still running at quite a rate of speed.

The circumstance is as follows;: Two children of Mr. Albert JOHNSON, who resides near where the accident occurred, attempted to cross the track in front of the oncoming train. The older one, about six years, succeeded, but the younger, a little boy only two years of age, was struck by the locomotive and knocked down, The engine, baggage car and forward part of the passenger car, passing over it's small body before the train could be stopped. The head was totally severed from the body and was found lying at some distance from the latter. Those who were on the train and witnessed the sad event, say it was the most horrible thing they ever saw.

The remains were carried to the home of the parents of the child who were rendered nearly frantic by the sudden and terrible blow. The child was the youngest of six children and was a bright little boy, who will be sadly missed in the home once made so bright by his childish prattle and play.

The funeral occurred on Sunday last at 4 p. m. The heartfelt sympathy of the entire community is extended to Mr. and Mrs. JOHNSON in this, their terrific affliction. June 8. L. M. T.


The celebration of the crystal wedding of Mr. and Mrs. M. B. MOULTON, on Friday, June 3rd, at the MOULTON homestead, in Warren, PA, was largely attended by relatives and friends. We noticed from among the guests Rev. W. W. DAVENPORT, (father of Mrs. MOULTON,) and family, E. J. CARY and wife, of North Adams, Mass., D. T. DAVENPORT, of the firm of DAVENPORT & WALSH, merchants of New York City. L. B. DAVENPORT, M. D. of Williamstown, Mass by and accident on the railroad failed to arrive till late in the evening.

The table spread were fine, and the edibles savory, and over one hundred guests lost their appetites by the richness and abundance of the supply.

The joint present of D. T. and L. B. DAVENPORT, brothers of Mrs. MOULTON, was a full China breakfast, dinner and tea set with various pieces of glass ware. The presents of friends from Little Meadows, Warren, Apalachin, Owego, Windham, Union, Binghamton, Elmira, Nichols, besides those residing in this vicinity, were too numerous to mention, in all amounting to over $100. worth.

The remarks made by W. W. DAVENPORT, R. BEEBE, Randolph BEARDSLEY, and others were sound and historical. The Tracy Creek Band discoursed some fine music. After a song was sung by Mrs. Platt WHITE and Mrs. John DUNHAM, prayer was offered and thus closed and an exceedingly interesting occasion.- ONE WHO WAS THERE.


-- Ben JAMES, colored, was hanged at Merion, C. H., S. C., Friday, for the murder of David M. HOWELL an August 9, 1880. When the trap was sprung his neck was not broken and he struggled violently, drawing his kneed up to his chest.

-- The boat race at Brunswick, ME, between the Junior, Sophomore, and Freshmen classes of Bowdoin College was one by the Juniors in 19m, 9s. The distance was three miles.

--The Virginia Readjuster Convention on Friday nominated Col. W. E. CAMERON for Governor, ex-United States Senator J. F. LEWIS for Lieutenant Governor, and Captain Frank S. BLAIR for Attorney-General.

--As Mr. and Mrs. Henry NIEMAN were driving home near Des Plaines IL, on Thursday, during a heavy thunder-storm, they were both struck by lightning and killed. Mrs. NIEMAN'S dress took fire and was burned nearly off. There were no marks on their persons.

--A colored boy carried a can of dynamite into a blacksmith's shop at Lowmoor, VA, on Thursday, and caused an explosion which killed him and three men.

--Patrick LUBY, age seventy, and one of the oldest residence of Union Township, N. J., was thrown from his carriage, and falling under his horses feet was trampled to death.

--Governor BELL, of New Hampshire was inaugurated Thursday, his address gives the state debt as $3,372,770, a reduction since last year of $139,696. The savings banks deposits amount to $32,097,734, an increase of $4,000,000.

--The sentence of Sterns K. ABBOTT, convicted in Massachusetts of the murder of Mrs. CRUE, has been commuted to imprisonment for life.

--In Gainesville, Texas, while three deputy sheriffs were trying to arrest John THOMPSON for carrying concealed weapons, THOMPSON shot and killed all three of them.

--Twenty-seven barrels of gasoline standing on the platform of a freight-house in Springfield, Mass., caught fire Wednesday after the passing of a express train, and burned for over an hour. There were two explosions, the first soon after the outbreak of the fire, and only firemen suffered by it, while the second came when the fire was thought to have been extinguished and a crowd had gathered about the barrels. About forty persons were more or less seriously injured.

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