Owego Record Front Page
February 9, 1899
Tioga Co., NY

Transcribed by: Bill Grummons

February 9, 1899

Drifted snow yesterday delayed railroad service in many parts of the state.

George Y. ROBERTSON tells of 20 degrees below zero at his house, this morning.


Newark Valley, Feb. 8. - Rev. A. Y. WILCOX was in Clifford, NY, the first of the week.

Mrs. Abram BROWN of Berkshire is the guest of her daughter, Mrs. L. H. SMITH.

Fred GLEASON of Cortland has been in town for a few days, the guest of his sister, Miss Angeline GLEASON, primary instructor in the high school.

Russell H. CONWELL will deliver his famous lecture, "Acres of Diamonds," at the Methodist church this evening. It is seldom that the people of Newark Valley and surrounding places have the privilege listening to so famous an orator as Mr. CONWELL.

Among the guests present at the celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Robert JACKSON last Wednesday, were Mrs. Hannah WILSON of Cortland, Mr. and Mrs. L. M. ROSE, Mr. and Mrs. O. A. KNAPP, Mrs. Ed BOSWORTH and daughter, Norma, Mr. and Mrs. Isaac FOSTER, Mr. and Mrs. George MILLER, and Mrs. Margaret BRIGGS, of HOMER.

A number of young people of this place enjoyed a sleigh ride party to Richford Monday evening were they were entertained by Grace and Bert WITTER.

Last Wednesday evening a quite wedding took place, the contracting parties being Clayton LIPE, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. LIPE and Julia LAWRENCE, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. F. LAWRENCE. The ceremony being performed by, Rev. J. B. COOK at the home of the bride, South Newark.

Mr. and Mrs. J. D. PURPLE of Greene have been spending several weeks in town, at the home of their son, G. E. PURPLE. Mrs. PURPLE has been quite seriously ill with the grip but is now improving.

Gem Rebekah Lodge, I. O. O. F., has issued over 200 invitations to a banquet to be given at fireman's hall, Friday evening, Feb. 10. A fine time is anticipated.

S. B. DAVIDGE and wife are spending a few days in New York city.


William CARPENTER, an aged citizen, came nearly losing has life Sunday night. The family was awakened by the smell of smoke and, on investigating, found it came from Mr. CARPENTERS room. Opening the door they found his bed clothes a flame and Mr. CARPENTER unconscious from smoke. His feet were burned badly and his bed clothes ruined.

A. F. STOWELL was in Owego Monday

The M. E. Sunday school has ordered six dozen singing books.

Oneka Tribe of Red Men has furnished its rooms and has one of the finest lodges in the county.

The Ladies Aid oyster supper at Ira CHIDSEY'S Friday night was well attended. Its receipts were over $12.

Freeman KIRK and family visited Mr. and Mrs. Frank McINTYRE at Owego Saturday.

Miss Lucy WENTWORTH and Dayton WENTWORTH of Owego visited N. D. WENTWORTH'S Saturday

F. L. HEATH started for California Monday. He will visit other points in the west. He expects to be gone three months.

Frank HUMISTON, of Owego, has moved into a newly purchased house on Owego street.

Rev, Charles PERSONEUS of Sanitaria Springs, who has been visiting his father, Rev. David PERSONEUS, returned home this week.

Died, Thursday, Feb. 2, 1899, of apoplexy, Mrs. Lana AHART, aged 80 years. The funeral was held Saturday at Germany Hill, Rev. O. H. P. ARMSTRONG officiating.

Dr. W. E. ROPER visited his brother, Dr, Eugene ROPER, at Norwich, Saturday.

Mrs. Frank ELLIOTT and daughters, Bertha and Hattie are visiting friends in Syracuse and Fayetteville.

Quarterly meetings will be held Sunday Feb. 12, in the M. E, church. Presiding Elder, George Forsyth, will conduct the services.

G. W. JOHNSON has sold his farm to W. W. BOSTWICK. Consideration $1,800.

The following trustees of the M. E. church were selected Thursday night: Wallace MASTEN, E. S. WILLIAMS, H. D. HEATH, Charles GARDNER, J. P. FIEBIG, C. W. BARNES, Charles BANG, D. S. FESSENDEN, B. L. HARTFORD.

Monday night the friends of Mr. and Mrs. STOWELL made them a surprise party for their tenth wedding anniversary. They were the recipients of a fine couch, banquet lamp and rocking chair. Rev F. W. DICKINSON made a presentation speech in giving the couch and Major A. B. KROM the lamp. Hon. Epenetus HOWE read interesting letters of regret from friends out of town. The company had a pleasant time and one to be long remembered.

H. F. BOOTH was in Owego, Tuesday.

J. P. FIEBIG was in Binghamton on business Wednesday.

Parties are getting up a drama, entitled "What Happened to Jones;" the proceeds to be used to improve the athletic grounds.

Mr. and Mrs. I. A, BINGHAM of Spencer spent Tuesday Feb. 7, at A. J. HOYT'S

Tuesday night there was a party at D. O. HULL'S in honor of Miss Grace HULL. There were 75 present.

School Commissioner Oscar GRANGER, accompanied by his daughter, Miss Ethel, made Candor free academy an official visit Tuesday.

Some of the boy's have bought a pair of boxing gloves. No dates have been made with CORBETT or FITIZSIMMON'S as yet.

Mr. and Mrs. T. S. WARD of South Danby visited friends in town on Tuesday.

The spring term of school opened Monday, Feb. 6. The new non-resident scholars in the grammar class are Frank ALLEN, Perlee LOVEJOY and Howard ROE.

Mr. and Mrs. B. G. SLATER were in Owego.


Nichols, Feb. 6, - R. A. MOUILLESSEAUX of Towanda was in town over Sunday.

Frank MOODY has moved to Waverly. He will retain his position here, but will live in Waverly.

John FENDERSON was looking in on old friends.


Last Friday a young jeweler who recently came here from Owego, announced his intention of going coasting that evening on WALKER'S Hill. When warned as to the possible danger of the hill, especially to strangers, he replied with due assurance that he had coasted the hills of Owego down a much worse incline. When he appeared for work the next day, however, he seemed unusually downcast and quiet. He was asked how he enjoyed himself and replied he had had an enjoyable time. The whole had not yet been told though, as afterwards appeared. He did not say anything about the time he started down the hill, the last on a pair of bobs, and how, after they had gotten well under way and going at a terrific speed, he suddenly found himself flying through the air, to be followed a few seconds later with coming in rather forcible contact with this "terrible hill" and finishing his coasting on - well, not the bobs. That's all right, Leon. "Brag is a good dog, but hold fast is a better" when you are the last one of a set of bobs, going down an icy hill. Waverly Advocate.

Harvey BEBEE and a brother-in-law named, FULLER, figured in an accident near S. L. HORTON'S, East Richford, Saturday, which resulted in serious injuries of both. The accident resulted from a collision of two vehicles on the public highway. Eight glass bottles of whiskey were found in the overcoat pocket of one of the unfortunates, and they, miraculously escaped injury.



Died, at the residence of her brother, Daniel GRANGER, in the town of Nichols, NY, Sunday Feb. 5, 1899, Miss Sarah A. GRANGER, age 68 years. The funeral was held Tuesday, at 8 p. m. at River Valley.


Died, at the residence of Charles CRANDALL, Nichols, NY, Wednesday Feb. 1, 1899, Dewitt LYNCH, aged 72 years. The funeral was held at Mr. CRANDALL'S on Friday, the interment following in Nichols cemetery.


Died, at his home on East Beecher Hill, Owego, NY, Saturday Feb. 4, 1899, James BAILEY, aged 89 years. He is survived by four sons, Samuel of Jamestown, Thomas of Owego, Joseph of Elmira and William of Binghamton; and three daughters, Misses Mary, Jennie, and Belle of Owego. The funeral was held Monday at 2 p. m. at his late residence.


Died in New York city, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 1899, Mrs. James H. JOHNSON, age about 59 years. She was the daughter of the late George FRITCHER, and is survived by her husband, two sons, Louis and Harry of New York; one daughter, Mrs. S. M. Van SANT of Sea Girt, N. J., and one sister, Mrs. Ella CHATFIELD of Owego. Mrs. JOHNSON was for many years a resident of Owego and her death is mourned by a large circle of friends and acquaintances.


Died, at West Creek, Candor, NY, Tuesday, Feb, 7, 1899, Charles S. HILLS, aged 72 years. He is survived by has wife, and one daughter, Mrs. D. M. DOTY and one son, Elmer, all of Weltonville. The funeral will be held at the West Creek church at 2 p. m. Friday. Deceased was a member of Friendship Lodge No. 158, F. and A. M. of Owego, having joined by affiliation April 24, 1867. The burial will be with Masonic ceremonies.


Died at Owego, NY, Sunday, Feb. 5, 1899, Elizabeth WHITNEY, wife of Harmon W. CORNELL, aged 76 years. She is survived by her husband, one son Edward W. and one daughter, Mrs. Lyman T. GOODRICH; also by two brothers, Dr. Joseph WHITNEY and Dr. W. W. WHITNEY both of Union, and one sister, Mrs. Ann HORTON of Pickney, Mich. The funeral was held yesterday at 8 p. m. at the residence of L. T. GOODRICH, 388 Front street. Rev. C. M. BARTHOLOMEW, pastor of the Congregational church, of which she had been a faithful member, officiated. The floral tributes were many and beautiful. The bearers were J. M. HASTINGS, C. M. LIVERMORE, George F. ANDREWS, Horace YOTHERS. The remains were placed in a vault at Evergreen cemetery, where the interment will be made.


Leornard STEVENS paid a $3. fine recently, for riding his wheel on the sidewalk.

Worth ROBINSON is alleged to have ridden his wheel on the walk and papers have been issued in his case that will probably result in a payment of $3. on his part.


Apalachin, Feb. 8. - Amos KNAPP, a well known horseman of this place, had a stroke of paralysis last Saturday, from which he is improving.

A social will be given at the residence of C. F. GILES, Esq., Friday night for the benefit of the M. E. church.


James E. REID, the 18 year-old son of JAMES B. REID, the colored messenger of the Second National bank, who disappeared from home last Friday, returned to this city Tuesday and is now at the home of his parents. His father says the boy was visiting relatives at Owego. - Elmira Advertiser.


Richford, Feb, 7. - Mrs. Fred CONRADE of Auburn is stopping with friends in town.

A grand bioscope entertainment will be given in the opera house Friday evening, Feb. 17.

The license question is being agitated just now. The temperance people are distributing literature and temperance meetings are of frequent occurrence.

Mrs. Wallace LIVERMORE and son Ray sustained injuries in a runaway Saturday. The were driving from Speedsville enroute for Richford. The horse became unmanageable near William JOHNSON'S and continued to run until the occupants of the cutter were thrown out upon a pile of stones by the roadside near Orin WALKER'S. Mrs. LIVERMORE carried an infant child, which was unharmed. They were assisted to the residence of Mr. WALKER and medical aid was summoned.

Miss Mildred MORELAND visited relatives in Newark Valley, Sunday.

Many grip patients are convalescent; others just "trying" it on.

Mrs. Theodore BRINK of Albany is stopping with friends in town.

Mrs. H. S. FINCH was a guest of friends in Binghamton the latter part of last week.

Rev. J. S. MITCHELL occupied his pulpit in the Congregational church, Sunday after an absence of two weeks. His many friends will be pleased to know that the surgical treatment received at Union Springs was successful.

Hayden B. WESTCOTT, a young man of ability and one of Richford's productions has been honored by the appointment of general manager of the Cortland and Homer Traction company and Electric Light company. Mr. WESTCOTT held similar position in Zanesville, OH, for two years and previous to that time was interested in electrical matters in New York. His many friends in Richford are pleased to learn of his success.


Word came from Dansville Thursday Lawrence SCHUPP of Owego was killed there that afternoon by Lackawanna train 3, that is due there at 6:17. The later reports state that Mr. SCHUPP apparently walked deliberately before the train as it came down a heavy grade, thus conveying the idea that the deed was premeditated.

Money was found on his person, so that was not what drove him to it, if it were suicide, but, probably, a derangement of his mental facilities.

The funeral was held from his residence, 10 Lake street at 8 p. m. Sunday. The remains arrived on the Lackawanna Friday night.


An inquest was held at Dansville to ascertain the cause of death of Lawrence SCHUPP of Owego, who died from injuries received Thursday night at that place by being struck by a Lackawanna train. The verdict was "accidental death" and no blame was attached anyone.



Mrs. John B. BRUSH died March 11, 1872

Anna DICKENSON lectured in Owego, Feb. 25.

Harrison COREY sprained his ankle, Feb. 25.

Roscoe CONKLING spoke at WILSON Hall, Oct. 8,

The infant son of W. L. HOSKINS died, Jan. 30. 1872

The "TIOGA COUNTY RECORD" was enlarged, Jan. 1.

T. L. GRISWOLD was principal of the Owego schools.

Fred DOUGLASS lectured at WILSON Hall March 20.

Tommy DODD was reinstated as an Erie conductor in April.

ELY Bros. bought the PLATT & HULL drug store in November.

Hon. Thomas FARRINGTON died, Dec. 2, 1872, in his seventy-fourth year.

Edward E. STRAIT and Miss Ellie JOHNSON were married on Aug. 7, 1872.

Charles P. STARR'S father, B. D. STARR died, Aug. 7, 1872, about 61 years.

Lightning struck the L. D. DURPHY block doing slight damage, July 3.

George TUCK and Miss Amalia Grant were married in Elmira, March 10, 1872

HOUK, DOUGHY & TRUESDALE moved to the new DECKER block April 1.

Robert BANDLER and Miss Gussie FOX were married in Brooklyn, March 10, 1872.

The Bristol Iron Works were in full blast with a large force of men in 1872.

Mr. and Mrs. J. KENDALL observed their golden wedding anniversary at Richford, NY in May. 1872.

The Democrats and liberals nominated Hon. Milo GOODRICH for congress.

Freddie GREENLEAF, son of J. M. GREENLEAF died, Dec. 20, 1872, aged about 16 years.

The last number of Horace A. BROOKS' paper, The "AHWAGA CHIEF," was issued Dec. 28, 1872.

"Epizootic" was very prevalent among horses in Owego, in October and November .

William A. SEWARD died, at his residence in Auburn, Oct. 12, 1872, he was ill five days.

Dr. P. S. STERNS and Miss Ida Cornelia BENTON, were married in McLEAN, in September, 1872.

Albert S. WILLIAMS and Miss Anna CASTERLINE, were married by Rev. W. H. KING, Sept. 11. 1872.

Mrs. H. P. Van KIRK opened the :"Health Institute" at 45 East Main street in June.

Charles ARCHIBALD skated from Owego to Binghamton in two hours and 30 minutes.

The "OWEGO, RECORD" office was moved from North avenue to the new BUCKBEE block March 30, 1872.

Mr. John B. G. BABCOCK died, April 14, 1872, and Enoch HOOKER, father of John J. HOOKER, April 18, 1872

Lyman SETTLE, was appointed police justice, in April, under an amendment to the village charter.

Philo JEWETT, of Campville, was drowned while crossing the river on the ice at Apalachin, NY, March 28, 1872.

Wheeler H. BRISTOL received the contract for erecting the state fair buildings in Elmira, in August.

BAYETTE Bros., bought the DECKER store in 1872, and settled in Owego in the cigar making business.

Mr. and Mrs. Calvin DEAN were enjoying a wedding trip to Chicago, about holiday time, in 1872-3.

Tim ROBERTSON, chief of police, was presented with a seven-barrel revolver on Christmas day.

Candor celebrated the Fourth of July in great style. Edward C. VanDUZER delivered the address.

J. M. HASTINGS and G. E. PENDLETON succeed GOODRICH, CADY & Co, in the dry goods business in February.

William A. SMYTH entered "THE TIMES" office, to assist his father in the editing and publishing of that paper, May 8.

Prof. TENNEY, former principal of the Owego schools often occupied the pulpits of the village.

On account of the "epizootic" in horses, KEELER and HOUK, are using ox teams for their heavy hauling.

Mrs. Warren WILLSEY , of Candor. died, Aug. 11. 1872, aged 49 years, and Mrs. John McCARTHY of the same town, died, August 13, 1872, aged 68 years.

C. C. BROOKS was elected sheriff in the fall of 1872, his son Edward was appointed deputy and occupied the sheriff's residence.

William T. MATTHEWSON, a former grocer of Owego, fell from the second story window of the WYCKOFF block in Elmira, July 14, 1872, the result of somnambulism. Death was instantaneous.


S. B. DAVIDGE and wife of Newark Valley went to New York via the Erie railroad, Saturday.

Miss Nellie RILEY fell Friday noon on the icy sidewalk and sprained her left wrist.

Miss Grace PEABODY has returned to her home near Owego. - Binghamton Herald.

Mrs. A. L. BALLARD was in Binghamton Friday in attendance of the funeral of a relative.

S. W. LEACH was much worse yesterday, but his symptoms are much more favorable today.

Mrs. E. H. STRONG has gone to Buffalo to pass the remainder of the week with her husband.

District Attorney O. B. GLEZEN was in Binghamton last week looking after some legal matters yesterday afternoon.

H. E. BARRETT, Esq., has so far recovered from a three weeks' illness with the grip is to be seen back on the streets.

Mrs. H. E. ESTABROOK has returned home from a visit with relatives in Vestal and Owego. - Ithaca Journal.

M. A. BROOKS, city editor of the Waverly Free Press, was in town Saturday and a welcome visitor to the "RECORD" office.

Miss Elizabeth NEWMAN has excepted a position and is teaching in one of the public schools of Greater New York.

Miss Bessie HORGAN, who has been visiting her sister, Mrs. P. C. SULLIVAN, in this city, has returned to her home in Owego. - Elmira Star.

B. B. MARTIN and his mother-in-law, Mrs. W. H. PERRY, of Chestnut street are both seriously ill, the former from a relapse of the grip.

P. C. PETERSON of the firm of BUCKBEE, PETERSON, WOOD & Co. went to New York on the Lackawanna to buy goods for the firm's linen sale.

Mrs. W. A. WINANS was called to the Meshoppen Pa, Monday by the death of her father Richard KILDUFF, whose funeral was held today. He had reached the remarkable age of 92 years.

A. P. KOEHLER of Buffalo, official organizer of the Order of Select Knights, is town stopping at the Awaga House. Mr. KOEHLER is endeavoring to organize a branch of the Order in Owego.

S. W. LEACH. proprietor of LEACH'S mill was attacked by paralysis Friday noon while at the residence of E. W. DOWNS. His right side is affected and his condition does not improve.

David BROTT, of Lisle road is ill with pneumonia.

A. F. STOWELL of Candor was in town Monday.

C. W. FINCH of Richford was in in town yesterday.

Clifford BAILEY, of Binghamton was in town Monday

Mrs. Ada TURNER is up from Elmira for a few days.

Mrs. F. D. LYON returned Friday night from Susquehanna.

Mrs. R. D. MORTON went to Auburn Saturday to pass a few days

George F. ANDREWS, Esq., was in Binghamton Monday afternoon.

Miss WHITNEY of the upper Main street school spent Sunday in Elmira,

Miss Daisy COE of Owego is visiting, Mrs. Lemuel GRIDLEY. - Elmira Star.

Rev. M. D. FULLER, D. D. returned Tuesday afternoon on Lackawanna train 3 from Scranton. Mrs. Fuller remained there with their daughter who has inflammatory rheumatism and tonsillitis.

W. H. THOMAS and family of 11 Talcott street left on Erie train 5, Wednesday evening for their new home at Reno, NV, only a few miles from California. Many of their friends were at the station to wish them Godspeed.

A. W. PARMALEE returned Saturday morning from New York. He left Monday for Albany to represent New Jerusalem Chapter N0 47, Royal Arch Masons, of this village at the annual convocation of the grand chapter of Royal Arch Masons of the state of New York, which opened in that city, Tuesday.

H. H. SMITH, who, as assistant superintendent for the Prudential, has gained many friends in town has been promoted to a similar position at Binghamton, where he begins his duties Monday. S. C. WHITE, recently promoted from agent at Binghamton, has been assigned to Mr. SMITH'S place here.

Shrapnel shells are to be manufactured by the PAYNE shops of Elmira for the government.

Mrs. E. L. TOMPKINS entertained St. Paul's Guild this afternoon at her home, 425 Front street

E. F. SWEENEY has leased the TURNER house, 371 Main street, and will move there from 395 Main street,

N. P. KRAIG of Binghamton has been making some necessary repairs this week on the organ at the Congregational church.

The Mrs. James H. JOHNSON funeral will be held at 11 a. m. tomorrow at the family residence, 288 West One Hundred Fourth street, New York

Letter carrier E. W. HYMES, resumed his duties this morning after an enforced vacation, occasioned by stopping a bicycle on which Leonard Stevens was riding on the sidewalk last week.

Invitations were issued yesterday by Mr. and Mrs. D. A. WELCH of prospect street for the wedding of their daughter, Miss Lulu Belle and Edward Waldron TUTHILL at the Baptist church at 3 p. m. Wednesday Feb. 22. They will be home after March 1, at 121 Temple street.

The Erie did not take many people to Niagara Falls, yesterday.

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