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The Seneca Falls Reveille

February 14, 1908

On the Death of John R. Wheeler.

Saddened with our sudden bereavement the members of the board of supervisors of Seneca county would fain express their sorrow for the loss they have sustained by the death of our revered and loved friend, John R. Wheeler, whom we had chosen to serve as clerk for the coming year. Our acquaintances and friendship for the man and his pleasant, kindly ways, had given us promise of the pleasure of his association in the work we were to accomplish, but that expectation is not to be realized and we humbly bow in recognition to that which we cannot prevent. Realizing our loss and how sadly he will be missed by the people of the community who met him in his daily walk, yet still greater is the sorrow of his family to whom in this sad hour we tender our sympathy and friendship, trusting the tender memories of HIm will be a consolation that will lighten their grief in all the coming years.


Dr. ALBERT HARRISON MIXER, professor emeritus of modern languages at the University of Rochester, died at his home in that city on Friday of last week, aged 85 years. He was a member of the original faculty of the university in 1850, and taught there 42 years. For ten years he was professor of Greek and modern languages in the University of Chicago. (page 2)

The death of John S. Oliver of the Yonkers Statesman removed from journalism in this State its oldest editor. His age as 93 years, and he was never ill a day in his life until stricken on Friday. He was three times married, his third venture in matrimony taking place when he was 84. Mr. Oliver was an able and forceful writer, and a conscientious and honored representative of the newspaper fraternity of the State. (page 2)

Sheriff's Sale.

SUPREME COURT.- Seneca County - Zobedia Boyer, plaintiff, against Fred F. Leonard, defendant:

By virtue of the execution against the property of the defendant, Fred F. Leonard, issued out of the supreme court of the State of New York, in an action where he was defendant and the above named plaintiff was plaintiff, a transcript of which judgment was duly filed and said judgment docketed in Seneca county clerk's office, on the 13th day of September 1907, I, the undersigned, sheriff of said county of Seneca, will sell at public auction at the front door of the court house in the village of Waterloo, county of Seneca, on the 6th day of April, 1908, at 10 o'clock in the forenoon of that day, all of the right, title and interest of Fred F. Leonard, in and to the following described property:

All that tract or parcel of land, situate in the town of Fayette, county of Seneca and State of New York, and in the village of Bearytown, and bounded and described as following, viz.:

On the north by a board fence and the north side of the wood shop on said premises; on the east two feet east of said wood shop; on the south by the north line of the Mill lot, and on the west by the center of the Reservation Road and being the premises of which Aaron Messenger died seized, and the same conveyed by Humbolt Emens to the party of the first part herein by deed bearing date the 22nd day of October, 1883, recorded in Seneca county clerk's office on the 23d day of October 1883, in Liber 98 of Deeds at page 421.

Dated, February 14th, 1908. CHARLES P. FLYNN, Sheriff of Seneca County, By THOMAS E. MILLS, Under sheriff.

An old landmark in Rochester is the Whitcomb house which will be sold at public auction on the 18th inst. The present owners value the hotel at $300,000 but it hardly seems as though it will bring that figure with the greatly improved hotels just being completed in the Flower city. (page 2)

The town of Seneca is to have a new town hall, to be built at Stanley. (page 2) [Note: Ontario County, NY]

Village Brevities.

Powhatan lodge of Odd Fellows gave a splendid banquet at its rooms in Cayuga street Wednesday evening. About two hundred sat down to well filled tables.

Dog Catcher Jordon was in town Tuesday and killed seventeen dogs that were going about the streets unmuzzled. It was a lively day for him as well as the dogs.

The Rural Free Delivery postmen had a hard time of it last week in making their rounds, because of the wind and snow and drifts. In some instances they had to succumb to the inevitable and wait for more auspicious weather conditions.

The next regular monthly meeting of the Seneca Falls Historical society will be held at the Mynderse Library Monday evening, February 17th. Subjects will be presented by the Misses Cowing, Mrs. John F. Crosby and Rev. Wm. P. Schell.

It is announced that the Northern Central and Lackawanna, as well as the Central railroad, will make a special effort to encourage people to visit Watkins Glen during the coming season. Excursions will probably be made through Seneca lake.

On Sunday afternoon, Joseph A. Herzenberg of this village received the sad intelligence of the sudden death in New York of his father, Pincus Herzenberg of that city. The cause of his death was heart trouble. Mr. Herzenberg was born in Roumania, and moved to New York with his family about twenty-five years ago. His age was 73 years, and he is survived by his wife, four sons and three daughters. His son here left Sunday night to attend the funeral which was held Tuesday.

In order to insure a full house, and in consequence of the depression in local business affairs, only 25 cents will be asked for admission to the concert by the Mountain Trio company, at the Congregational church Monday evening, February 24th. It will be a fine entertainment.

The annual visitation of Bishop Olmsted to Trinity church of Seneca Falls will be made on Sunday morning, March 8th. The visitation of the bishop is always a source of interest to members of the church. While here he will give a discourse and administer the rite of confirmation.

In Surrogate Townsend's court Monday letters of administration of the estate of Isaiah Bachman, late of Fayette, were issued to Eliza Bachman of the same place. Letters of guardianship of Hannah V. Doremus and Harold C. Doremus of Covert were also issued to Susie M. Graves of the same place.

At a regular communication of Pocahontas lodge, No. 211, F. & A. M., on Tuesday evening, the lodge decided to have a banquet at the hall of the Masonic Temple on Friday evening, February 21st, the eve of Washington's birthday. The ladies of the Eastern Star will prepare the supper and take part in the banquet.

These times mean something terribly absolute to men suddenly thrown out of employment. To tide many of these honest and worthy people over a period of distress brought on by the pressure of conditions beyond their control is a task to which every person who is himself in the enjoyment of comfort should feel it both a pleasure and a duty to bear his share.

The authorities of the M. E. church of this village have just received a letter from Andrew Carnegie in which he says he will give as much toward the fund for a new organ for the church as the society itself will raise. So far about nine hundred dollars have been secured for the purchase of an organ, which sum, together with what will be raised hereafter, will give the society a fine instrument.

The ice crop, so far as it is intended for this immediate locality, has been gathered from Cayuga lake, and it is in fine condition, being about thirteen inches in thickness. It is hard, thick and compact. The weather has been propitious for the harvest and everybody is satisfied with it. A large force of men is still engaged in gathering ice on the east side of the lake and shipping it in cars to all immediate localities.

The Lenten season will soon be here and then will come a season of church duties, when we should all abstain from frivolous things, like dancing, card playing, poker, places of amusement and the like. It is well that we have a season of forty days in each year when the average man and woman may assume the appearance, at least, of abstinence from all manner of dissipation and wrong doing. The Lenten season will put us all on our good behavior.


John Bergin of this village was the guest of his parents in Canandaigua over Sunday.

Miss Mary Driscoll of Auburn has been visiting her cousin, Miss Anna Gargan, in Barker street.

W. E. Davis is on a trip to the Pacific coast in the interests of the Goulds Manufacturing company.

Mrs. Cox-Fralick will visit New York next week to select new goods for her store in this village.

Mrs. L.C. Strong entertained the Woman's Reading club at her home in Troy street Tuesday evening.

A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Jesse A. Lay, formerly of this village, at the Geneva City hospital Saturday.

Bishop Thomas A. Hendrick is expected home from the Philippine Islands this week.

Mrs. Norman W. Becker of Tompkinsville, Staten Island, is the guest of her mother, Mrs. Henry R. Micks, in Cayuga street.

Miss Emily Johnson and Miss Florence Wessell of Vernon Centre were recent guests of Mr. and Mrs. B. A. Wessell, in Clinton street.

Mrs. Henry S. Lienhart entertained the Woman's Missionary circle of the Baptist church, at her home in Mynderse street, Wednesday afternoon.

Harry Heath of Brooklyn was in town last week. His wife, who has been visiting here for several weeks, returned home with him Sunday evening.

Miss Mary A. Flanagan left for Saltville, Va., Tuesday, to assist in the care of the children of her late sister, Mrs. William D. Mount, for two or three weeks.

The Rev. William P. Schell and wife have been in Philadelphia this week, where Mr. Schell attended the men's Missionary convention of the Presbyterian church.

Miss Winifred George of Auburn, formerly contralto soloist of the First Presbyterian church of that city, accompanied the Musical Literary club to Waterloo on Wednesday evening and sang two fine solos.

Mr. and Mrs. George P. Rogers and son, Roy, are on their way to Havana, Cuba, where they will meet their son and brother, Charles, who is a lieutenant in the United States cavalry, stationed at that place.

Mynderse Van Cleef of Ithaca, formerly of Seneca Falls, has been elected president of the Ithaca Trust company as the successor of the late Franklin C. Cornell. The company could not have made a better choice.

Jesse A. Lay, formerly of Seneca Falls, who has been traveling through the South for the last three years in the interest of the National Bureau of Literature and Art, has been visiting with relatives and friends in town this week.

The engagement of Miss Nora Stanton Blatch, granddaughter of the late Mrs. Elizabeth Cady Stanton, a former resident of Seneca Falls, is announced. Dr. Lee DeForest, the inventor, is the happy man. Both are residents of New York city.

Dr. H. Schoonmaker and wife of Clifton Springs, formerly of Seneca Falls, are spending a month in New York city, where the doctor is attending the New York Post Graduate school and Bellevue hospital in study especially along the line of diseases of the heart and lungs.

Thomas Farron of Williams street called at the REVEILLE office Friday and exhibited a lively butterfly which had made its way into his house during the day. It was a lively little thing, but where it had been to escape death from the winter weather is something of a mystery.

Messrs. Charles A. Hawley and Jasper N. Hammond were in Albany Monday, and made application before Attorney-General Jackson to begin proceedings to test the legality of the election of Herbert J. Feehan as county clerk. The decision of the attorney-general will be rendered without unnecessary delay.

At a meeting of the Citizens' club Wednesday evening officers were elected as follows: President, William R. Blair; first vice-president, A. M. Feltus; second vice-president, Ernest Runge; secretary, Geo. W. Hall; corresponding secretary, Ross W. Kellogg.

The American-La France Fire Engine company of this village has received orders this week for three new steam fire engines of the Metropolitan build from California, making in all six steamers which the company is building for that distant State. This is an encouraging sign of better industrial conditions in Seneca Falls. In a little while, it seems quite certain, all of our manufacturing establishments will be running on full time with the usual force of employees.

The board of supervisors, having appointed Augustus McIntyre of Lodi as sealer of weights and measures of the county, and he having accepted the appointment, it devolves upon him to perform the duties of the office in a prompt and efficient manner, otherwise his work will become a farce. There is great need of a thorough discharge of the duties of the office. There are innumerable scales and measures in the county that have been worked to the disadvantage of buyers and need replacing. People have not been getting what they have paid for either in weight or measure.

The remains of Mrs. Agatha Flanagan Mount, wife of William D. Mount of Saltville, Va., who died very suddenly on Thursday morning of last week, reached here for burial Saturday, accompanied by Mr. Mount, Charles E. Wiley and James Watson of Saltville. The funeral was held at St. Patrick's church Monday morning, and among those from out of town in attendance besides the relatives were Robert Luce of New Bedford, Mass., James Doyle and Mrs. John Calahan of Rochester, Mrs. J. R. White of Mt. Morris, Miss Mary Wilson of Niagara Falls, Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Finnegan of Geneva. The services were conducted by Rev. M. U. Dwyer.

Sale of the Gould Building.

The three-story building in the business centre of Fall street, owned by Mrs. Amelia G. Swaby, and known as the Gould building, has been sold to Josiah T. Miller, the consideration being $15,000. It is a substantial business block, and the price paid for it shows that property in the street is not depreciating in value, but rather increasing. Its purchase by Mr. Miller adds very materially to his possession of a considerable portion of the business places of the street, and is evidence of his foresight as a dealer in real estate. Aside from his property on the north side of Fall street, he now owns all the buildings on the south side of the street from the Feltus store to the Radder building.

Help the Needy.

The large number of people in Seneca Falls who are out of employment at this time,necessarily entails more or less hardship, if not actual want and suffering. We have heard of a number of instances where whole families were in great need. This ought not to be. There is food and fuel enough here for all, and if needy people will only make their wants known - and there should be no pride about it - they will be well supplied. Our church and charitable and fraternal organizations stand ready at all times to come to the relief of suffering humanity. Hundreds of people outside of these organizations are always ready and more than willing to contribute of their means to relieve suffering and distress. An appeal to the charitable will bring out liberal contributions from persons who will go into their own pockets and give what they think the occasion demands. No one need to suffer from the lack of food or fuel in this community. There is plenty for all.

Citizens' Club.

At a meeting of the Citizens' club Friday evening a constitution was adopted. The object of the club is to provide and maintain a means for social and intellectual entertainment under moral surroundings and influence and to foster a better civic spirit and pride among the men of Seneca Falls. The club is to be governed by a board of governors, to consist of not less than twelve men of Seneca Falls; no intoxicating liquor shall be sold or used on or about the premises of the club and no form of gambling allowed; the board of governors shall have absolute power when called upon to administer the affairs of the club; the officers of the club shall consist of a president, three vice-presidents, treasurer, secretary and corresponding secretary, the officers to be elected by ballot; twenty-five members shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. The first board of governors shall consist of the following named persons: Rev. W. B. Clarke, C. S. Hood, A. S. Davis, C. E. Jewell, J. C. Davis, H. R. Micks, W. P. Elwell, Thomas McGovern, N. J. Gould, John H. O'Brien, J. N. Hammond, A. R. Palmer, C. A. Hawley, Rev. W. P. Schell. The club will doubtless occupy rooms in the Odd Fellows' building, in Cayuga street.

An Ovid bus now runs from Ovid to Hayt's Corners, for passengers and mails.

Waterloo Locals.

Rose Hill grange will hereafter meet at Maccabee hall.

A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. James L. Webster Saturday night.

Edward Odell, a former resident of Waterloo, died at Naples on Friday of last week.

Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Clark will entertain the Onewah Whist club at their home this evening.

Mrs. A. S. Allen of Rochester is visiting with her daughter, Mrs. Francis R. Dennison in Virginia street.

Miss Mabel Fox, clerk of the surrogate's court, has been appointed court librarian by the board of supervisors.

The billiard tournament of the Wheelmen's club is still in progress, and is close and exciting between the respective sides.

The Harper residence, opposite the Maple Grove cemetery, owned by Rev. W. H. Harrington, has been purchahsed by George Fegley.

The Caroline Cook residence, corner of Washington and River streets, in South Waterloo, has been purchased by H. E. Van Buren.

Miss Bessie Judd of Clifton Springs has been employed to drill the speakers for the coming prize speaking exhibition of the High school.

The marriage of Earl B. Staley and Miss Leona Crawford, both of Waterloo, occurred at the Presbyterian manse on February 5th, Rev. C. M. Herrick performing the ceremony.

J. Haines Godfrey of this village has recently purchased the 200 acre farm of E. F. Morse, a short distance west of Trumansburg, and will hereafter engage in agricultural pursuits.

Rose Hill grange will observe Washington's birthday in an earnest and proper manner. An entertainment and reception will be given in the evening. Refreshments are to be served.

The Seneca Falls Musical-Literary club met with Miss Emma Berry in Inslee street Wednesday evening. The occasion will be pleasantly remembered for the fine musical programme rendered.

There was a slight fire in the Towsley building Monday evening, which originated under the room occupied by the Wheelmen. It was promptly extinguished without doing very much damage.

The Rt. Rev. Bishop Olmsted of the Episcopal diocese of Central New York will visit St. Paul's church Sunday evening, March 8th. He will give a discourse and administer the rite of confirmation.

Dr. M. C. B. Mason of Cincinnati, a colored orator of much prominence, will lecture in the Assembly room of the High school next Monday evening. Subject: "Africa in America and Africa beyond the High Seas."

Intelligence was received here Tuesday evening of the death of Mrs. Sarah Manning, which occurred at Worcester, Mass. She lived with her son, Charles K. Manning, in that city, though for many years a resident of Waterloo.

The Young Men's Private Dancing club will give the first of a series of private dances at Odd Fellows' hall this evening, February 14th. Music will be furnished by Kelly's orchestra of Clifton Springs. Only those holding invitations will be permitted to take part in the dance.

E. J. Rogers, secretary and treasurer of the Waterloo Woolen Manufacturing company, attended the meeting of the manufacturers of the Oswego, Oneida and Seneca watershed, held at Fulton on Saturday last. An organization was formed under the name of the Oswego Watershed association.

At the Baptist church last Sunday morning resolutions were offered and passed, approving the recommendations of Governor Hughes with reference to the race track gambling and urging Senator Wilcox and Assemblyman Harper to do what was possible to the passing of such bills as should embody the spirit of such recommendation.

The News in speaking of the choice of the Democratic members of the legislature for Regent of the University of the State says: "The Democrats formally presented the name of Henry Stowell of Seneca Falls, who was nominated in the Democratic caucus of Assemblyman Harper. The nomination of Mr. Stowell is complimentary, but none the less deserved, the Republican majority in each house insuring the re-election of Mr Beach."

Miss Pearl Boak, daughter of George Boak of Fayette, met with a terrible accident at the residence of Nelson Sanford, No. 89 South street, in Rochester, where she was employed, Sunday morning. In some way her clothing caught fire from a lighted candle, and before the flames were extinguished she was terribly burned. She was taken to the Homeopathic hospital for treatment where she died on Wednesday. The remains were brought here for burial.

The following are the latest changes in real estate as recorded in the county clerk's office: Waterloo - Wailliam R. Patrick to Charles H. Sweeney, $4,700; James Wade and wife to Chester M. Rutherford and wife, $1. Covert - Alice Matthews to Anna Hall, $300; Martin W. Lane and wife to Cornelia Tunison, $250. Tyre - Amelia E. Wethey by Albert Reed, her committee, to Eliphalet J. Carris, $550; Amelia A. Farrand et. al. to Eliphalet J. Carris, $2,750.

The United States circuit court has just handed down a decision in the case of George E. Zartman, as trustee in bankruptcy of Francis Bacon of this village, in an action to recover for the creditors certain stocks alleged to have been the property of Mr. Bacon, but which he gave evidence was the property of Mrs. Bacon. The decision affirms that of Referee Hawley in the case. He decided that the stocks in question were the property of Mr. Bacon and must be held by the trustee in bankruptcy for the benefit of Mr. Bacon's creditors. It is not likely that there will be any further contest in the case. Mr. Zartman appeared as his own attorney and J. N. Hammond for Mr. Bacon.

County Locals.

The county grange was in session with Farmer Village grange at Interlaken yesterday.

The Ovid fox chase, which was announced for February 7th, was postponed until tomorrow afternoon, at 2:30.

The Ladies' Aid society of Kendaia gave an entertainment and supper in the basement of the Baptist church Tuesday evening

The ladies of Calvary church of Hayts Corners gave a valentine social at the home of Lyman Armstrong Wednesday evening.

The ladies of the M. E. church of Ovid will give a Washington Tea social in the church parlors on Friday evening, February 21st.

The Otterbein Male Quartet, impersonators and bell ringers, will give an entertainment in the Reformed church of Interlaken this evening, February 14th.

The Twentieth Century club of Ovid will hold a Heart party at the Franklin house in that village this evening, February 14th. Mrs. W. C. Howell will act as hostess.

Miss Anna B. Neal of Lodi, having finished her course at the Cortland normal school, has gone to Hempstead, Long Island, where she is now engaged in teaching.

The Christian Endeavor of the Presbyterian church of Canoga will give a New England supper on Wednesday evening, February 19th, at the residence of Mrs. Seymour Wolf.

Hibbard Bachman died at his home in Romulus Sunday night, aged 44 years. He is survived by his wife, father, one brother and one sister. The funeral was held Wednesday morning.

The Kellogg-Haines Singing company will give an entertainment at Hadley hall, Willard, to-morrow evening. During the performance the company will introduce scenes from English and comic opera in costume.

Sidney Close of Lodi died at his home in that town on February 3d. He was a veteran of the Civil war, serving in Co. C of the 126th regiment. He was also a good citizen. His widow, two sons and one daughter survive him.

Mrs. H. A. Porter of Ovid will entertain the Shakespeare club of that village next Monday evening. The lesson will be conducted by Mrs. J. D. Purdy and Mrs. Seymour Horton will present a paper on "Patriotism, its Centre and Circumference."

An oil painting of Dr. John B. Chapin was unveiled with impressive ceremonies at Willard State hospital on Thursday of last week, and in the presence of Dr. and Mrs. Chapin. Dr. Chapin was the first superintendent of Willard asylum, and filled the position with distinguished honor and credit.

Miss Adelle Starrett of Interlaken died at the home of her brother, William Starrett, in that village on Tuesday night of last week, aged 52 years. She was born in Ovid township, but the greater part of her life was spent in Interlaken, where she was highly esteemed for her many virtues. ____ (paper worn away) one sister survive her. Funeral was held Friday afternoon.

Michael Larkin, for many years a well known citizen of Ovid, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Fred Crans, in Ovid village, Tuesday morning, aged 75 years. Death resulted from paralysis. The deceased was born in Ireland, but had been a resident of this county for the last twenty-five years. H e is survived by three sons, William of Interlaken, Samuel of Seneca Falls, John of Willard, and one daughter, Mrs. Fred Crans of this place. Funeral services were held at Holy Cross church yesterday morning.

A Grand concert will be given in the M. E. church next Tuesday evening, under the auspices of the Baraca class, with T. S. Gillespie as director. His singing class, assisted by a chorus of forty-eight voices from the Presbyterian church of Waterloo, will take part in the entertainment. Admission 25 cents.

Christian Science.

Services: Sunday, 10:45 A. M.. Subject: "Soul" Sunday school 12 A. M. Wednesday, 8 P. M. 69 1/2 Fall street.

Death of Jacob C. Vreeland.

In the death of Jacob C. Vreeland, which occurred at his home in State street Sunday afternoon, one of the oldest residents of this village passed away. Mr. Vreeland was born in New Jersey in 1820 and moved to Seneca Falls from Canoga in 1854, engaging in the boot and shoe business, which he carried on in Fall street for a period of nearly half a century. He was the last of the early merchants of the street, and for many years was prosperous and successful in his business. He occupied the store now owned by Williams & Son. While in health and activity he was a prominent and useful member of the community, always earnest and active in the things that promoted its welfare. He was also a good citizen, a kind neighbor and a faithful friend. His home and his family found in him a devoted husband, a considerate and affectionate father. He survived his wife and daughter a number of years, and is survived by two grandchildren, Misses Jane K. and Mary L. Weatherlow of this village. The funeral was held at the family residence, Wednesday afternoon, and the burial was in Restvale cemetery.

George Dudley Waller.

George Dudley Waller of Buffalo, son-in-law of Mrs. Edwin C. Gould of Chapel street, died at the hospital in Syracuse Sunday, aged 53 years. Mr. Waller was a conductor on the New York Central railroad and highly esteemed by all who enjoyed the pleasure of his acquaintance. In his boyhood days he achieved distinction as a "boy orator" and his appearance on the platform was quite an event in his early life. He was born in New York city. In 1875 he entered the employ of the New York Central railroad company, and continued in its employ until his death. He was married to Miss Carrie Gould of this village about thirty-two years ago, and their residence for a long time has been in Buffalo. Mr. Waller was upright and honorable and conscientious in the performance of every duty in life, and his death is deeply regretted by a large circle of relatives, friends and acquaintances. He is survived by his wife and one daughter, Mrs. Edwin C. Klinck, also of Buffalo. The remains were brought here for burial and the funeral was held at the residence of Mrs. Edwin C. Gould in Chapel street yesterday afternoon, Rev. W. B. Clarke of Trinity church officiating. The burial was in Restvale cemetery.

Deserved Tribute to Dr. John B. Chapin.

The unveiling of a life-size oil painting of Dr. John B. Chapin, the first superintendent of Willard St ate hospital, on Thursday of last week, was a very happy event in the history of that institution. The ceremony was impressive and interesting, and was witnessed by the board of managers of the hospital, the medical staff of the institution, many of its former employes and a few invited guests. Dr. Chapin was introduced to the assembly by Dr. R. M. Elliott, the present superintendent, in felicitous terms, when he gave a carefully prepared history of Willard State hospital from its inception in 1865 to the close of his superintendency in 1884. The doctor was very complimentary of the men who had given the institution character and success, carefully omitting any allusion to his own good work, except as it was necessary as a matter of history. At the conclusion of his address, Dr. Brush of the Shepherd and Enoch Pratt hospital of Baltimore unveiled the portrait, and spoke of Dr. Chapin in the highest terms. The portrait was fittingly received on the part of the Willard State hospital authorities by Hon. A. S. Stothoff, and was followed by a reception to Dr. Chapin, at which he was heartily congratulated by many of his old time friends. It was a pleasant gathering of Dr. Chapin's friends and admirers and a generous tribute to the most successful and most highly esteemed of all the superintendents who have graced Willard State hospital by their presence and by their work. Dr. Chapin has been in charge of the Pennsylvania State asylum at Philadelphia for many years, and ranks deservedly high as authority in institutions of the kind.

Johnson Opera House.

The Chauncey Keiffer company which opens a week's engagement in Johnson Opera house beginning Monday evening, February 17th, is one of the largest stock companies on the road. The company carries eighteen people, a full carload of scenery and gives five big vaudeville acts, making a continuous performance. On Monday night the company will present the four act society drama, "The Sweetest Sin," which gives them ample opportunity to use a large amount of their scenery. Miss Grace Keiffer, who is being featured with this company, is considered one of the handsomest women on the stage and has the most costly wardrobe of any lady in repertoire. She carries seven trunks for her different dresses and patrons of Johnson Opera house on Monday evening will be dazzled with the dresses which she wears. Ladies' 15 cent tickets have been issued for Monday evening, limited to 100.

Col. Wallace A. Downs.

Col. Wallace A. Downs, son of the late Major Abel Downs, one of the early manufacturers of Seneca Falls, died in Roosevelt hospital, New York city, Wednesday evening, aged 53 years. It is stated that appendicitis hastened his death, though he had been in poor health since the closing of the Spanish-American war, in which he took part as colonel of the 71st New York regiment. Col. Downs was a native of Seneca Falls, and was the last of four children born to Abel and Ann Downs. He was a manly, handsome fellow, a natural tactician, and for many years was military instructor in Mt. Pleasant Military academy at Sing Sing. His wife and aged mother survive him.


Cherub's Kisses and Horehound Drops are still all the rage at 20c a point at

A full line of women's and misses' suits just arrived. $5 to $10 under city prices. No trouble to show you.

Monuments, Tablets and Markers, all styles and sizes, for sale at the Seneca Falls Granite Works in Trinity Lane.

Hurry or you will miss the many Bargains at the Great Going Out of Business Sale of

They have Come.
Those 1908 Wall Papers, and they are the best quality every shown here. Prices continue very low. Also Burlaps and other Fabric wall coverings.
95 Fall St.

Having purchased a bill of Lace Curtains and not having room to display them will sell at cost, so persons needing new curtains for spring will do well to examine them and get a bargain at

Washington, D.C., $9.80.
Ten day excursion. Lehigh Valley Railroad from Seneca Falls, February 14th. See ticket agents.

There was a girl named Sara Luce
Who caught a cold in Syracuse
She sneezed and choked
And all but croaked
Until she tried our Cherry Juice.

All the latest and catchy novelties.
New stock. Cut rates.
The Fair.
Open evenings. 123 Fall St.

Mrs. C. E. Stewart.
Shampooing and manicuring. Facial and scalp treatments
a specialty. Newest methods, latest apparatus. 98 Fall
Street, over Exchange National Bank, Seneca Falls.

1832.        1908.
Inventory Clearance Sale of Hats and Caps.
W. J. Mackin, Mgr.

Is Headquarters for the Best Footwear.
Fall St., Seneca Falls.

64 Fall St.
The Calbas Brand contains pure Olive Oil.
Headquarters in Seneca Falls, N.Y.

60 Fall St.
Edison Phonographs
Latest records always on hand. Come in and hear them.

FRANK BAUER. Cigar Mfg. Bauer.

Geneva-Seneca Electric Co.
Important Announcement.
Beginning November First, the
Rates on Electric Lighting will
be reduced from the present prices.
A reduction of rates to 14 cents for the
first 2 K. H . per 16 C. P. consumption
per month, and 6 cents for all additional
consumption. The former rates having been
16 cents and 8 cents. The same discount
to apply.

Rejected Sewer Pipe.
We are offering the following sizes
at bargain prices to close out stock.

The State Bank of Seneca Falls, N.Y.
Wilmot P. Elwell, President.
Waldo G. Morse, Vice-President.
Thomas W. Pollard, Cashier

20 other kinds of delicious candy fresh every week. 10c per pound. Why pay 15c and 20c.
123 Fall St.

General Fire Insurance.
Real Estate Agency.
Seneca Falls, N.Y.

New Fixtures, Four Chairs, Experienced
and Competent Barbers, Service Unexcelled,
and all the appointments of a
First-Class City Shop.
For a Smooth Shave or Fashionable Hair Cut give us call
Cayuga Street, Near Fall.

Mrs. S. BECK.
Pianos, also First-class Tuning.
Cor. Fall and Cayuga St.

All the Patent Medicines
advertised in this or any other paper.
127 Fall Street.

Graduate of Still College.
Room 12 Partridge Block.
Consultation and examination free.

The Exchange National Bank.
Seneca Falls, N. Y.
Milton Hoag, President
L.S. Hoskins, 1st Vice President
C. S. Hood, 2d Vice President
A. R. Palmer, Cashier
M. W. Jacoby, Ass't Cahsh.
Charles A. Hawley Attorney.
Milton Hoag, L.S. Hoskins, C.S. Hood, C.A.W. Becker, M.V. Seymour,
C.H. Williams, A. R. Palmer, P.B. Kendig, N.J. Gould


Horse Dentist
Horse Clipping
Work done by Power Floats,
no sore mouths.
Examination Free.
Barn 26 Clinton St., or call
Vanderhoof's Variety Store,
Seneca Falls, N. Y.

L. S. Hoskins & Son,
72 Fall St., Seneca Falls, N. Y.
Cut Prices on Furs
Torchon Laces and Insertings

Men's Furnishings, Hats and Caps.

One Price Clothier

Dry Goods and Carpets

Suits and Overcoats
Waterloo Seneca Falls.

Johnson Opera House
Neal Doyle, Lessee.
The Biggest Show Ever
in Seneca Falls.
Mr. Fred C. Chauncey
Miss Grace Keiffer,
Supported by
The Chauncey Keiffer Comopany,
in a repertoire of high-class plays.
Monday Evening
The Sweetist Sin
60 foot Carload of Scenery.
Five Big Vaudeville Acts.
Extra Feature.
Bedell Brothers,
Australia's Premier Gymnasts.
Matinees Wednesday & Saturday.
Prices 10, 20, 30c
Matinees, 10, 20c
Ladies 15c tickets have been issued
for Monday evening, limited to 100.

Notice to Prove Claims.

Pursuant to an order of Hon. John e. Richardson, surrogate of the county of Seneca, notice hereby given to all persons having claims against CAroline L. Reed, late of the town of Fayette in said county, deceased, to present the same with the vouchers thereof, to the undersigned, at his residence in the town of Varick, Seneca county, N. Y., on or before the 21st day of March, 1908.
Dated, the 16th day of September, 1907.
GEORGE W. PONTIUS, Atty. for Executor.

Notice to Creditors.

Pursuant to an order of the surrogate of the county of Seneca, notice is hereby given, according to law, to all persons having claims against Caroline Dutcher, late of the town of Seneca Falls in said county. to present the same with the vouchers in support thereof, to the undersigned, the administrators of the estate of said deceased, at their residence in the town of Seneca Falls, N. Y., on or before the 6th day of July, 1908.
Dated, January 3d, 1908.
MacDONALD BROS., Attys. for Administrators.

Notice to Creditors.

Pursuant to an order of Hon. Charles O. Townsend, surrogate of the county of Seneca, notice is hereby given to all persons having claims against Harriet L. Utley, late of the village of Seneca Falls, county of Seneca and State of New York, deceased, that they are hereby required to present the same, with the vouchers therefor, to the undersigned, the administrator de bonis non of said deceased, at the town clerk's office in said village, his place for the transaction of business as such administrator, on or before the 15th day of August 1908.
Dated, February 7th, 1908.
Administrator, &c.
MacDONALD BROS., Attys. for Administrator.

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