Progressive Batavian, December 29-1876
Happy New Year! to all our readers.
The sleighing is very fine--our crowded streets attest the fact.
Dr. W.W. Potter has been appointed physician at the Batavia Institute for the Blind,
instead of Dr. I. Root, deceased.
Teacher No. 2, of district No. 9, Darien, A.L. Hamilton, jr., will be a week old on
the 30th inst. The school is doing well.
Run Over!--Peter Rimmer, jr., a little son of Peter Rimmer, of this village, was run
over on Christmas day and quite severely hurt, his face being badly cut and several of his
teeth knocked out.
Reached Pavilion.--The track of the Rochester and State Line road is completed to and
beyond Pavilion village toward Warsaw. Our Pavilion friends have now a perfect right to
"put on airs."
Real Estate Sales.--The Farm of O.S. Kidder, of Alexander, 252 acres, has been
purchased by a Mr. Fairchild, of Rochester, for $10,000. The sale was made through the
Genesee Co. Real Estate Agency.
The Geology of Genesee County.--Mr. John Fargo has prepared a valuable and interesting
paper upon the geology of Genesee county, which will be read at the next meeting of the
Batavia Farmer's Club.
Blow Out.--One of the cylinder heads of an engine standing at the depot on Wednesday
evening suddenly 'quit its hold' and went kiting around in unexpected localities.
Fortunately no one was hurt, though one fellow we wot[sic] of was dangerously
John Wortendyke, a resident of the west part of this town, died on Thursday of last
week, aged 52 years. Mr. Wortendyke was a man of sterling integrity, and of a genial
sociable spirit, and his loss is sincerely mourned by friends and neighbors.
Report says Samuel Hitchins, a sub-contractor on the State Line road, has vamosed with
some $3,000 of the funds of the Messrs. Wood & Van Dusen, the contractors, and has
left his laborers unpaid. Samuel received the money of Messrs. W.&V. at Le Roy, and
made himself scarse with it.
A Tip Over.--While taking a sleigh ride on Christmas day our neighbor, H.M. Warren,
was inconsiderately spilled out near the South-East corner of the Park, and his horse
"played it alone" to Main street, where he was caught and returned to his
deserted owner. Nothing broke and no particular harm done, notwithstanding this sudden
"spread of masonry."
Official Change.--Mr. M.L. Babcock has resigned his position of Surrogate's Clerk,
and Mr. F.S. Wood has been appointed in his place. Mr. Babcock was compelled by failing
health, to resign...
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