William Harrison, Of Oswego
Named For the Presidency of the Department
of Public Works
||Oswego, Jan. 11—William Harrison, according
to the custom and usages of the department of works as regards the oldest
member on the board, will be elected presiding officer when the first meeting
is held next week. Mr. Harrison has proved himself to be an efficient
and trusted official of the city and will make an excellent presiding officer.
Fred M. Hart, of Oswego
||Oswego, Jan. 11—At the meeting of the department
of charities, held Tuesday afternoon, Fred M. Hart was re-elected president
for the ensuing year. This mark of esteem on the part of the other
commissioners must be pleasing to Mr. Hart, who since his connection with
the board, has ever shown himself to be a careful and painstaking official.
The Late William Joyce, of Oswego
||Oswego, Jan 11—William JOYCE, an old resident
of Oswego, passed away recently at his home corner of East 10 1/2and Mohawk
streets in that city. Mr. Joyce was born in St. Lawrence County and
came to Oswego when a young man. He tended lock for several seasons
on the Oswego canal. Later he was appointed constable, an office
he held for many years. He also held the office of Deputy United
States marshall for two years. Besides his wife, who was Miss Lamyra
A. Hough, there survive the following children: Dr. H.C. Joyce, of
Buffalo; William H. Joyce, of Utica; Mrs. Merick Willis, of Ogdensburg,
and Mrs. John Vickery, of this city. The funeral took place at his
late home last Sunday and he was laid at rest in the Riverside cemetery.
Passing of an Old Resident of Oswego Town
Mrs. Sally Doolittle
Oswego, Jan 11—Mrs. Sally DOOLITTLE, wife
of the late David Doolittle, of Oswego town, died at the home of her daughter,
Mrs. J.B. Millot, THE EARLY PART OF THE WEEK. She was born in Oneida
county 80 years ago and moved to this county when a young girl. She
leaves two children, Albert Doolittle, of Minetto, and Mrs. Millot, of
Oswego. She was a sister of Chester Penfield, of this city, and of
Mrs. Sidney Goodnow, of Oswego town, and Mrs. William Dundon, of Auburn.
The burial took place Thursday.
Death of a Well-Known Oswego Resident
Oswego, Jan 11— James DUNN, father of Capt.
William Dunn, of the Forty-Eighth Separate Company, died at his home at
the corner of West Third and Lake streets at 1 o’clock Wednesday afternoon.
Mr. Dunn was born in Wicklow county, Ireland, and came to this country
in 1866, settling in this city. He was engaged in the lumber and
grocery business until 1889, when he purchased the shoe store of Thomas
Murray, which business he conducted until three years ago. He was
a man who took a keen interest in public affairs and during the ‘80’s represented
the First Ward in the Common Council. For 12 years he was a member
of the department of charity. Beside his widow Mr. Dunn leaves one
son and three brothers, two in Canada and one in New York.
Pioneer Settler of the Town of Albion
Death of Mrs. Frances
Oswego, Jan 11—Mrs. Frances J. PIERCE, widow
of Horace Pierce, and daughter of the late Alexander Henderson, one of
the pioneer settlers of the Town of Albion, died at Altmar Sunday morning,
aged nearly 70 years. Mrs. Pierce was born in the village in which
she died. Three children survive her, Mrs. Edward A. Rollins, of
Boston; H. D. Pierce, of Oswego, and V. D. Pierce, of Altmar. Mrs.
Pierce united with the Congregational Church when quite young and remained
a constant member to the time of her death. The funeral took place
from the home of her son in Altmar on Tuesday at 2:30 p.m.
Death of Elbridge Stacy,
Died suddenly last Sunday of paralysis of the heart
at his home on the Hall road. He was 64 years old and is survived
by five sons and two daughters.
Death of Son of Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Brownell
News has been received here of the death of the
4 year old son of Mr. & Mrs. H. A. BROWNELL in New York. Mrs.
Brownell was formerly Miss Ida Feate, of this city.
Death of John F. Kinney
A telegram received in Oswego Monday announced
the death, in New York, of John F. Kinney, a son of ex-Ald. Kinney, of
the Second Ward. Mr. Kinney was 37 years old and was an expert stenographer.
Death was caused by an attack of pneumonia.
Death of Edward Hennessey
Edward, the only son of Edward J. Hennessey, of
West Third street, died Tuesday morning of pneumonia.
A Prominent Oswegonian Whom Death Has Claimed
Oswego, Jan 11—Edwin ALLEN, who died at
“The Castle,” his palatial residence on Montcalm street, recently, was
one of Oswego’s most prominent and respected citizens, whose death will
be felt in this community. He was a man of sterling character and
passed his days doing good, ever in an unostentatious manner.
Mr. Allen was born in Schenectady county in 1817
and was a brother of William Allen, chief justice of the Court of Appeals.
He studied law and settled in the village of Mexico, but desiring a wider
field in which to practice he came to this city in 1840 and had since resided
here. As a lawyer he had no peer in this city. At one time
Mr. Allen took a prominent part in local politics and was elected mayor
of the city on the Democratic ticket. He was also the Democratic
nominee against Irving G. Vane for justice of the Supreme Court.
He was a lover of home life and spent most of his
time with his family. He was one of the original 12 men who met and
organized the Grace Church Society in the early ‘70’s, and was a trustee
at the time of his death.
Mr. Allen was twice married. Each time to
sisters of Frederick Carrington, and he is survived by the second Mrs.
Allen and one daughter, Mrs. H. H. Stebbins, of Rochester. The funeral
was held Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Rev. David Willis, Jr.,
officiated, and Rev. H. A. Stebbins offered prayer. Burial was at
Marriage of Doyle and Potter
The announcement is made of the approaching marriage
of James M. Doyle, of 182 West Seneca street, and Miss Nellie Potter, daughter
of Mrs. Anna Potter, of East Utica street. The wedding will occur
on the 17th inst., at St. Paul’s Church.
Will of Charles S. Gage
The will of Charles S. Gage,
who died at Wolcott, in August last, leaving real and personal property
to the amount of $4000, remembered many people in Oswego. Those who
benefit by the personal property are Louise Babbott, $275; Sophia Gage,
$275; Lina Moore, $50. The two former named are residue heirs.
Oswego Notes and Personals
(Items with names only)
George SEYMOUR, who claims Oswego as his home,
is wanted in Binghamton for stealing barber supplies and $17 in money.
Alexander R. PENFIELD has retired as junior member
of the hardware firm of Quigg & Penfield. Mr. Quigg will conduct
Father Barry, of St. Paul's Church, announced Sunday
that the Christmas collection for the benefit of the school amounted to
Emil David, of Bern, Switzerland, remembered his
Oswego friends by sending James D. Bentley a handsome combination match
box and coin holder.
There is considerable good natured strife between
the teams of Capt. Dolton and Capt. Mahoney, who are playing a forty-five
contest at the C.M.B.A. rooms.
Sunday Father Fournier, of St. Mary's Church announced
the Christmas collection to amount to $432. He thanked the members
of his congregation for their generosity.
John CARROLL, for several years foreman of the
blacksmithing department of the Ames Iron Works, has accepted a similar
position with the National Spring Company's works.
At the meeting of the Political Equality Club,
held at the home of Mrs. James Upcraft, Mrs. N.M. Andrews read an interesting
paper on the Twentieth Century Salutation.
Charles T. Hannah, of West Utica street, who for
the past six years has been an employee at the McCarthy China Hall, has
accepted a position with W.J. Brewster, of Hannibal.
At the annual meeting of the Fortnightly Club the
following officers were elected: President, F. A. Emerick; Vice-President,
N. S. Bentley; Secretary and Treasurer, A. B. Coggswell.
Capt. W. J. Dunn, of the civil service commission,
has received a communication from the State Civil Service Commission to
file an annual statement covering his work for the past year.
Martin Scruton, a boy 10 years old, while at play
in Engine House Company 1 recently with the youngest son of Chief Blackburn
fell through the opening leading to the sliding pole and broke his wrist.
The numerous friends of Frederick G. Lewis, who
was here early in the season with the Heart of Maryland Company, will be
pleased to learn that he has been promoted to leading man in the company.
Mr. Lewis is an Oswego boy.
The officers of the Second National Bank are: Directors-George
B. Sloan, Theodore Irwin, Robert S. Sloan, George B. Sloan, Jr., and F.
E. Sweetland. Officers-George B. Sloan, President;Theodore Irwin,
Vice President; F. E. Sweetland, Cashier.
The officers of Post O'Brien, No. 65, GAR,
were installed by L.V.S. Mattison. the officers of the Woman's Relief
Corps were also installed by Post President Mrs. Gertrude Wilcox, with
Miss Julia E. France as conducter. After the installation a banquet
At the annual meeting of the First National Bank
the following officers were elected: Directors-John T. Mott, Elliot B.
Mott, H.H. Lyman, Orson H. Brown, J.D.W. Case. Officers-John T. Mott,
President; Henry H. Lyman, Vice-President; J.D.W. Case, Cashier; L.W. Mott,
At the recent annual meeting of the Third
Battalian Band the following officers were elected: President, Burt
A. Murray; Vice President, Michael F. Horrigan; Secretary, Leon W. Parmiter;
Treasurer, W. A. Manor; Musical Director, Fred W. Preston; First Principal
Musician, John F. Murphy; Second Principal Musician, John McBride; Major,
Charles Bird; Sergeant, John P. Driscoll.
The Pioneer Temperance Society has entered the
29th year of its existence. At the annual meeting at St. Paul's Church,
Oswego, the following officers were elected: Chancellor, W.W. Allard; Senio
Vice Chancellor, Patrick Glynn; Junior Vice Chancellor, Patrick Gavin;
Treasurer, Cornelious Hayes; Secretary, T. N. Dewine; Outer Guardian, Thomas
Houlihan; Inner Guardian, John Walsh, Jr.; Conductor, Thomas McPeak; S.
M. C., Dennis O'Neill; J. M., John Walsh, Chaplain, Very Rev. M. Barry.
Gospel services were held all of this week at the
Congregational Church, the Trinity M. E., and Congregational Church congregations
uniting. The following program was carried out: Monday, Rev. H.S.
Sizer, rector of the Church of the Evangelists; Tuesday, Rev. W. C. Davidson,
pastor Trinity M. E. Church; Wednesday, Rev. C.N. Thorp, pastor Congregational
Church; Thursday, Rev. C.S. Savage, pastor West Baptist Church; Friday,
Rev. David Wills, Jr., pastor Grace Presbyterian Church.
A certificate of Incorporation of the Ames Iron
Works Company will be filed in the office of the Secretary of the State
within a few days. the company was organized in 1853 by Talcott and
Underhill and is to-day the largest manufacturer of portable and high speed
engines in the country. For years it has been conducted as a co-partnership
company but that the name may be perpetuated it was decided to take advantage
of the corporation laws and incorporate, the capital stock being placed
Oswego, Jan. 11-- The interest in bowling
in this city has become prominent. There are two public alleys beside
several private ones. Last Sunday the Oswego Bowling Association
was formed and the following officers elected:
President, John HARRIS
Secretary, James CAREY
Treasurer, Frank WASHBURN
The following clubs have joined the association:
Knights of Columbus, Knights of Pythias, Germanias, Eurekas, Wrights and
Elks. Two more independent teams will be added, making an eight-team
league. Valuable prizes will be given to the winning club, and also
individual prizes for the highest score.
Popular Oswegonian Mentioned for the Mayoralty.
Oswego, Jan. 11--The friends of John
H. McGRAW, of West Eighth street, Oswego, are talking of presenting
his name before the Republican convention for nomination for mayor.
Mr. McGRAW would make a good candidate and poll a large vote. He
is popular in the Third Ward, where he lives and in other parts of the
city, where he is popularly known and respected. He is a favorite
among the employees of the R.W. & O. Railroad shops, where he is a
foreman. Mr. McGRAW is an earnest worker in the ranks of the Republican
party in Oswego and for a number of years served as a member of the Police
Board, in which position he showed himself to be a trusted and painstaking
Lyman Will Not Be Removed
Oswego, Jan. 11-- The Albany correspondentof
the Buffalo Express sees a plot to remove Henry H. LYMAN, of this
city, from the head of the State Excise Commission. The correspondent
says: "there also seems to be some sort of plot to bring about the removal
of Henry H. Layman, of Oswego, State excise commissioner, from his post.
It is rumored that an ambitious patriot of Buffalo thinks Col. Lyman's
position is just the one that should be given to him. The name of
this patriot has not been disclosed. Then there is a second report
that if the Buffalo organization compels Col. Lyman to walk the plank and
puts in his place its own selection, the place of deputy State excise commissioner
is to go to some Chautaugua county man. This suggestion makes it
appear that Speaker Nixon may be looking after the deputyship for some
friend of his."
It is understood, however, that when Mr. Lyman's
term of office expires in April he will be reappointed to the position
he has filled so well and faithfully.
When the Paines bill was placed on the statute
book for the purpose of governing the sale of liquor in this state, it
was necessary that the man to be placed at the head of the excise department
should be the one who was qualified in every way for the work. Upon
this man depended the success or failure of the undertaking, which was
an experiment in every way. Col. Lyman was selected, and the manner
in which he has conducted the affairs of his office is proof of his ability.
For the first year he was kept busy at his office in Albany, working strenuously
for the success of the plan.
It was thought when it was seen that Mr. Lyman
had made a success instead of a failure of the office that some one would
come forward and demand it. But it is asserted by the powers that
he will be reappointed when his present term expires, which will show that
his past good work is appreciated by the leaders of the Republican party
and will be gratifying news to his many friends in this city and different
parts of the State.