Edward S. Hitchcock and bride returned from their wedding tour last
Friday afternoon. Their home is to be with Mr. Hitchcock's parents.
Miss Jennie Goodwin has a little four-year-old cousin out in Oak Park,
Illinois, who is remarkable for her cute speeches. They had been having a
revival out there, and one day she knelt down by a relative of hers, and
looking up in her face said: "I feel that I have given my heart to Jesus,
and it has gone to him now, for I can not feel it beating." Then she went
to her mamma, and wanted her to see whether she could feel her heart
beating. When her mamma told her she could, she said: "Jesus took the heart
and left the beating there."
More "orange blossoms." Two weddings last Wednesday. Really, this
mania for getting married seems to be contagious. In the afternoon of the
day named, at the residence of the bride's mother, Miss Ada Clothier and
George Mansfield joined hands for life in the presence of a few witnesses.
The Rev. J.B. Countryman performed the ceremony. The happy couple went west
on the 6:10 train for a short trip, and returned home Saturday. They will
live with Mrs. Clothier this winter. The second wedding took place in the
evening at Wheaton Southworth's, and the parties interested were Mrs.
Theresa A. Merriam and Malden Gifford. The officiating clergyman was the
Rev. W.I. Crane.
Dr. Townsend's mother-in-law, Mrs. Lampshire, was found dead in her bed
at the Doctor's last Sunday morning. She arrived at the Doctor's the day
before, having come from Wheatland with her son. She went to bed apparently
as well as usual. Not coming down in the morning, Mary Teare, who works at
the Doctor's, went to her room and found her dead as above stated.
Apoplexy is supposed to be the cause of her death. Mrs. Lampshire was 74
years of age. The funeral will take place at Dr. Townsend's at 8 o'clock
Thursday morning. The remains will be taken to East Bloomfield for burial.
The annual election of officers of the Berger[sic] Grange occurred last
Saturday evening, with the following result:
Master, M. Bower
Overseer, Dr. R. Andrews,
Lecturer, S. Gillett
Steward, Ben. Walter;
Assistant Steward, Ira Hewes
Chaplain, C.S. Wilcox
Treasurer, Judson McConnell
Secretary, M.S. Gillett
Gate Keeper, W.A. Bower
Ceres, Mrs. Fayette Van Sickle
Pomona, Mrs. F.S. Weeks
Flora, Miss Hattie Warren
Stewardess, Miss Mary O. Gillett
Organist, Mrs W.A. Bower
Trustee, E.T. Stevens.
Wednesday evening, the 31st inst.,, the Young People's Association of
the M.E. Church will hold their sociable in Buell's Hall. A first-class
supper will be served and no pains spared to make it pleasant for those who
Paul Bovenizer's team ran away from Platts & McPherson's warehouse with
a sleigh half loaded with barley yesterday afternoon. They ran up LeRoy
street, over the fence at the end of the street and into Hatch's lot, down
to the lower end of the lot, where they were stopped by a fence. No damage
done. The horses were frightened by the 4 o'clock express, and not being
tied, took to their heels. Always tie your horses, young man.
Dec 23d, 1879.
Mr. Henry's Premium Minstrels. This popular and unexcelled minstrel
organization appears at the Opera House on Monday evening next, 29th inst.
The company is showing in all the cities and principal villages and the
entertainment has everywhere been greeted with large audiences, their
business ranging from $1,000 to $1,200 per week. The Little Falls
'Journal' says of them: "The different performances were rendered in
first-class style and showed that Mr. Henry carries nothing but the best of
talent. H. Henry's cornet solos were as fine as we have ever listed to, and
called forth several encores." Tickets are on sale at Mackeys.'
Pinafore by Juveniles. Lehnen's Juvenile Opera Company in the reigning
musical success, "H.M.S. Pinafore," are to appear at the Opera House in this
village on Wednesday and Thursday nights of this week, and, by special
request of many of our leading citizens, will give a matinee on Christmas
afternoon at 3 o'clock. The impersonations of the little folks, who range
in age from five to fifteen years are graceful, exquisite and every time
acceptable. Admiration and astonishment equally fill the mind of all who
see and hear the performance. Reserved seats are already being marked off
at Mackeys', and we predict full houses. Admission, 35 and 50 cents.
Cigars in boxes, suitable for presents, at Mackeys'.
Pianos & Organs.-Persons wishing to purchase either a Piano or Oregon
will do well to call on F.P. Terry, at the Opera House.
Narrow Escape from Inhaling Coal Gas.-Mr. Will Walkinshaw, of the
'Advocate,' and his wife were rendered unconscious on Tuesday night last by
inhalations of coal gas. Their sleeping room is warmed by a coal stove, and
on the night mentioned it seemed to be unusually productive of gas which
filled the room. Mrs. Walkinshaw was awakened by a sense of stifling and
she awakened Mr. W. and both managed to call for help and crawl to the hall,
where they were soon found unconscious by the other inmates of the house.
They were at once medically treated, and although very weak this (Wednesday)
morning, they will undoubtedly come out all right. We sincerely hope
nothing serious will follow.
Getting Well.-Mr. Batavian:
Mr. McConville, who lives in Sweden, just across the Bergen line, is, to
the astonishment of all, getting well. Did you ever publish the particulars
of the accident which so nearly cost him his life? It happened on election
day. He had just got into his wagon to return home from Brockport, when the
horses started suddenly, pitching him out head first upon the curb stone.
His head was smashed, part of the brain exuding. His recovery is considered
a great wonder here. A little incident connected with the accident is
interesting, and as I have never seen it published I send it. The falling
out of Mr. McConville frightened his horses and they ran away. His dog took
after them, tried several times to stop them by catching the wheel with his
teeth, and, finally, one of the lines having fallen out of the wagon, caught
it and thus turned the horses into an open yard and stopped them. He then
stood guard over them, allowing no one to touch them until one of Mr.
McConville's sons came to get them.
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