THE LYONS REPUBLICAN

Thursday, January 8, 1880

Part 2



The following was transcribed from an original copy of "The Lyons Republican," Thursday, January 8, 1880. This paper also traditionally carried quite a bit of news from the Town of Galen, as well as other county towns. This is Part 2 of a multi-installment transcription.



About George Keller

A young man named George Keller, not many years over from Germany, has worked during several seasons past for parties in the town of Galen; among them Wm. A. Miller, M. Bastian, Philip Lang, Philip Arbegast and others. Sometime last fall, soon after quitting work for Mr. Argegast, he disappeared - and at the same time the wife of a man in Lyons disappeared also, for a time, though we are informed that she has since returned to her liege lord and has been forgiven. Keller, however, has not been heard from by his friends about here since he left them; and the woman (in whose company it was thought he had gone away) declares she knows nothing of his whereabouts. Perhaps Keller's continued disappearance would excite no interest hereabout, but for the fact that it was announced in the newspapers just before the return of the woman we have mentioned, that a man bearing the same or similar name had committed suicide in a house of doubtful repute in Syracuse (or some other city east of us;) and his friends are naturally anxious to know whether this was the gallant and good-looking George from Galen, or somebody else.


"Business Cards"

N. Espenscheid
The Hatter - No. 118 Nassau street, New York city

T.W. Collins
Law Office, Lyons, N.Y. in Masonic Block, over the Post Office

Chas. W. Beach
Attorney at Law, Sodus, N.Y. Office in Gurnee's Bank Building

H. Jameson, Dentist
Office in Parshall's Block, over Geo. Hahn's Store, Lyons, N.Y.

E.W. Bottum, M.D.
Lyons, N.Y. Office No. 49 William street; residence No. 13 Phelps street

Nicholas J. Dove
Barber and Hair-Dresser, No. 22 Canal street, Lyons. Hair-Work for ladies a specialty

J.C. McPherson, M.D.
Homoeopathic Physician and Surgeon. Office first door north of the Engine-House, Lyons

Surveying
By John C. Bishop, Lyons, N.Y. Twenty Years' Practice, and the Best Instruments in use

C.H. Roys
Attorney and Counselor at Law, Lyons, N.Y. Office in Gavitt's New Bank Building, William St.

Dr. J.W. Putnam
Physician and Surgeon, Lyons, N.Y. Office second door east of the Court House, in Lyons Republican building

N.P. Darling
Dealer in Pianos and Organs, also Teacher of Vocal and Instrumental Music - No. 61 William street, Lyons, N.Y.

Camp & Dunwell
Attorneys and Counselors, Lyons, N.Y. Office No. 16 Canal street - upstairs. John H. Camp. Jas. W. Dunwell.

Robt. R. Odell
Sodus, Wayne Co., N.Y. - Attorney and Counselor at Law, and Notary Public (with seal). Practices in State and U.S. Courts

Mason, Davis & Mason
Attorneys and Counselors at Law - office in Centre Building, opposite Graham House, Lyons. C. Mason, F.F. Davis, W.R. Mason

Congress Hall, Lyons
N.A. Langdon, Proprietor. Large sample-rooms on ground floor for agents. House recently rebuilt and newly furnished. Charges reasonable.

H.T. Towar
Surgeon Dentist, Lyons, N.Y. Office and residence, Church street, second door east of Broad street. Gas given in extracting teeth.

Surveying
By Geo. W. Dennis. Superior Instruments. Charges Reasonable. All orders by mail promptly attended to. Address South Sodus, N.Y.

D.F. Curtis
Physician and Surgeon, Lyons - Office with Dr. A.F. Gillette, next door south of S.B. Gavitt's Bank. Professional calls received at office, day and night

Dr. M. Wiggins
Successor to Dr. C.B. Tucker, No. 9 Canal street, Lyons. Office hours from 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Specialty: Uterine Disease

H.W. Putney & Son
Manufacturers of and Wholesale and Retail Dealers in Fanning-Mill, Grist-Mill, Separator and Safe Sieving and Screenry of every description; also Clover Sieves, Grass Sieves, Meal Sieves, Fanning Mills, Provision Safes, &c., Lyons, N.Y.

G.P. Livingston
Surgeon Dentist, Clyde,N.Y. Teeth extracted without pain, by the use of pure anasthetic (sic) laughing gas. Office in Perkins' Block up-stairs: Entrance between Perkins' Dry Goods Store and Smith Drug Store


Atrocious Assault

One dark night in November, as a young man (a member of our first families) was walking up Broad street, after making a call upon his lady-love, he was accosted by two fellows coming from opposite directions, who asked him the time of night. Our friend drew his gold watch, and politely responded; but before he could replace his timepiece he was seized and nearly garroted by the rascals who, it was afterwards ascertained, merely wanted to examine the fine clothing worn by the victim - at any rate, so they claimed when taken before Esq. Kirk next morning. It turned out that the elegant suit with which they had been so captivated was made by our townsman Dan. Moran, who is always prepared to give his customers the best of goods and garments of the neatest style. No. 34 Canal street.

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Wayne County Court and Court of Sessions - January Term, 1880.

The Court convened at 2 o'clock on Monday, Judge Collins presiding; and after the transaction of preliminary business and the postponement of all the civil causes upon the calendar until the second week, the District-Attorney moved the indictment in the case of the People vs. John Welch, charged with an assault with intent to do great bodily harm. The prisoner having no counsel, the Court assigned John Foster, Esq., to take charge of his defense. Mr. Saxton represented the District-Attorney. It appeared upon the trial that the trouble out of which the assault grew, originated in the calling of the prisoner a thief, and charging him with having stolen a pair of boots belonging to Mr. Robinson, of Walworth. The prisoner resented, and proposed in true Hibernian manner to settle the question of whether he was a thief or not by a fight - a method of arbitration which Mr. Robinson very prudently objected to. The prisoner made some propositions as to what he would do in the matter, if he had an opportunity, when Mr. Hamm, the prosecuting witness, told him he had better leave, which he did. He went up the road to Mr. Finley's, to which place Mr. Hamm drove soon after; and after he had hitched his team, started toward the house. The prisoner came from the direction of the house and met Mr. Hamm in the gateway, when the altercation arose which ended the drawing of a knife with which the prisoner struck Mr. Hamm. The prisoner claimed that the knife was closed, and the prosecuting witness that it was open. Mr. Hamm stepped back when assaulted, and secured a stick or club with which to defend himself; and the gentleman from Ireland took to his heels upon hearing Mr. Finley call to Mr. Hamm from the house, asking him if he wanted the gun. After a short chase across lots the prisoner was secured and taken in charge by the constable. Afterwards, in the justice's court, he pleaded guilty to the charge, and was held to await the action of the grand jury. The prisoner claims that he plead guilty because he wished to be committed so as to be out of the way of harm from him opponent, of whom he was in great bodily fear. The case was ably presented by counsel, and after a clear and concise charge from his Honor, the jury retired. After being out an hour or two, they brought in a verdict of guilty.

On Tuesday morning at the opening of court, Mr. Foster moved for a new trial, upon several grounds, and argued ably and at some length in support of his motion. - The Court, however, sustained the verdict of the jury, and the prisoner was sentenced to the State Reformatory at Elmira.

The case of the People against John Griffin, alias "California Jack," was next moved by the District-Attorney. Frank F. Davis, Esq., was assigned by Court to defend the prisoner. A jury was called, and no objection being made to any juror, the trial proceeded. The indictment charged that the prisoner stole and carried away a suit of clothes belonging to one Emmett Clare, from the Exchange Hotel in this village, on the 27th of last August. It appeared from the evidence that the clothes were last seen hanging in the room occupied by the defendant at the hotel, on the day preceding the evening upon which Jack disappeared from town and took Sam. Bellinger's wife with him. It appeared from the evidence of the prisoner and his paramour that they proceeded to Rochester, and from there to Clifton, where they remained at a hotel until the following morning. Then they went to Hamilton, Canada, where they remained some two months, and then returned to this town, the prisoner coming here two or three days before the woman. Immediately upon his arrival in town, Griffin went to the Exchange Hotel, where he was arrested a short time afterward upon this charge. Witnesses were sworn to show that the defendant attempted to sell a dark-colored suit of clothes to various persons before his departure; and although these clothes were not absolutely proved to have been in his possession, the circumstantial evidence was strong against the prisoner. - It appeared that the clothes cost $28 about a year ago, and that Mr. Clare had worn them but once during that time; and he testified they were worth $30 to him. The evidence was closed soon after the noon recess, and the case was summed up with care and ability by the learned counsel. - After listening to the clear and careful charge of Judge Collins, the jury retired at about 3:30.

At 4:15, no case being ready for trial, the Court took a recess until 5 o'clock, to enable the officers to secure the attendance of necessary witnesses who were absent. At 5 o'clock, no case being ready for trial, the Court adjourned to 9 A.M. yesterday, to reconvene at any time to take the verdict of the jury, which was still out. At 6:45 the jury brought in a verdict of guilty of petit larceny. After receiving the verdict, the Court adjourned to 9 A.M. yesterday morning, at which time the prisoner was sentenced to sixty days imprisonment in the Monroe County Penitentiary.

District-Attorney Vandenburg moved that indictments against the persons named below be nol-prossed, viz.: For violation of excise laws - Nellis & Renis, John Refenberg, Henry Berns, Frank Frey, Michael Miller; and for keeping gambling-house - J.G. Reed. He stated as a reason for this motion that in most of these cases evidence was not sufficient to convict. In one case the witnesses had left the State, and a late decision of the Court of Appeals prevented the punishment of another indictment.

The trial of Cota, Smith and Carncross, indicted for arson in burning the dwelling-house of Carncross in Savannah, is set down for Tuesday next.

The People vs. Nelson Fassett, indicted for stealing a horse and buggy from Philip Keil, of Williamson. This trial began yesterday morning. From the testimony it appeared that the prisoner hired a horse and buggy in May last from Keil, to go on a canvassing tour; and not coming back next day as promised, search was made, and the property found several days later in Pittsford, where it had been left by Fassett - who claimed that it was agreed by a man named Holmes to call for and return it to Keil, though who Holmes was nobody knew. Fassett was arrested and brought to jail in Lyons, where he has been ever since. He is a man past fifty years of age, and evidently somewhat shattered in intellect. The evidence did not seem to reveal any positive criminal intent on his part, and it was not believed by those who watched the case that he could be convicted. Dist.-Att'y Vandenberg appeared for the People; Messrs. F.F. Davis and John Foster for the prisoner. The trial lasted all day yesterday. The jury came in at 10 P.M. and announced that an agreement was impossible; whereupon they were discharged. The District-Attorney then, in view of the probable impossibility of convicting the prisoner on the evidence, and of the fact that he had already lain in jail since last May, moved that the indictment be nol-prossed. The motion was granted, and the prisoner discharged. - The Court was then adjourned until Monday next at 2 P.M.

Judge Collins made his appearance in his official capacity at the Court which opened on Monday; and his fairness in ruling upon contested points of law, as well as his able and impartial charges to the juries in the cases tried before him, was the subject of complimentary comment by all who attended the session.


Gone to Florida

Our townsman S.H. Easterly, pursuant to his all-summer-long determination, has gone to Florida for the winter - making it his home temporarily with the editor of The Orange Co. Reporter, at Orlando, in the high-piney region two hundred miles south of Jacksonville. He writes home on the 29th of December that his health has greatly improved since he left Lyons; that he has gained 5 1/2 pounds in weight since arriving in the land of fruits and flowers and "feels 200 per cent better already;" and that as he writes, 10 o'clock A.M., the mercury stands at 70 degrees.


LAKE ONTARIO SOUTHERN RAILROAD

Winter Arrangement, 1879-80.
A.M.
P.M.
Going SouthSTATIONSGoing North
7:30Sodus Point5:43
7:55Wallington 5:17
8:01 Sodus Centre 5:10
8:11 Calciana 5:00
8:21 Zurich 4:50
8:35 Fairville 4:36
8:58 Newark, N.Y.C. 4:23
9:05 Newark 4:12
9:12 Marbletown4:02
9:20 Outlet3:53
9:30 Phelps Junction3:45
9:52 Orleans3:25
10:02Seneca Castle3:16
10:13Flint 3:07
10:25 Stanley2:58

FORECLOSURE SALE. - SUPREME COURT, COUNTY OF WAYNE. - Theron L. Waldo, Plaintiff, against Charles D. Waldo, Charles M. Catlin, George G. Wickson, Stephen D. VanWickle, Harvey C. Weaver and William T. Jordan, defendants. By virtue and in pursuance of a judgment and decree of foreclosure and sale, made in the above entitled action, at a special term of the Supreme Court held at the Court House in the village of Lyons, in and for the County of Wayne, on the 24th day of November, 1879, and duly entered in the office of the Clerk of the county of Wayne on the same day, I, the undersigned, referee, in and by said judgment and decree duly appointed for that purpose, shall sell at public auction, to the highest bidder, at the front steps of the Court House, in the village of Lyons, in said county of Wayne, on Saturday, the Tenth (10th) Day of January, 1880, at ten o'clock in the forenoon of that day, all and singular the mortgaged premises and by said judgment and in decree directed to be sold and therein described as follows, viz.: "All that tract or parcel of land situate in the town of Lyons, county of Wayne and State of New York, bounded and described as follows: On the north by land owned by E. Ware Sylvester; on the south by land owned by Stephen Marshall; on the west by land owned by Joseph McCall; on the east by the highway leading from the village of Lyons to Pilgrimport; containing ten acres of land, more or less, being the same land conveyed to Charles D. Waldo by two deeds, one from William Mentz and wife, dated December 20th, 1864, recorded in the office of the Clerk of said county in Liber 87 of Deeds, folio 556, and the other from John A. Blackburn and wife, dated April 2d, 1867, and recorded in said Clerk's office in Liber 95 of Deeds, folio 14, reference to which deeds, or record thereof, is hereby had for a more particular description. - Dated this 24th day of November 1879.
WM. R. MASON, Referee
WELLING & HERRICK
Att'ys for Pl'ff, Lyons, N.Y.

POSTPONEMENT. - The above sale is hereby postponed until Tuesday, the twentieth day of January, 1880, at 10 o'clock A.M., at the same place.
- Dated December 30th, 1879.
WM. R. MASON, Referee
WELLING & HERRICK, Plaintiff's Attys.


Dr. (and Hon.) A.P. Crafts

Dr. A.P. Crafts, Member of Assembly from the Second district of Wayne county, went to Albany on Saturday last - and a few days later than Mr. Sherman - and endured the fatigue of the journey unexpectedly well. He was able to take his seat in the House on Tuesday. Mrs. Crafts accompanied him to Albany, and will remain with him during the session. The many warm friends of the Dr., readers of The Republican, will learn with pleasure that he is believed to be gaining in health and strength daily.


LEGAL NOTICES TO CREDITORS

NOTICE TO CREDITORS TO PRODUCE CLAIMS. - Pursuant to an order of George W. Cowles, Surrogate of Wayne county, notice is hereby given to all persons having claims against William O. Wood, late of Red Creek, deceased, that they are required to exhibit the same with the vouchers thereof, to William Kreutzer, the Executor of the said deceased, at the store of said Executor, in Lyons, on or before the 31st day of April, A.D. 1880. - Dated Lyons, October 30, 1879.
William Kreutzer, Executor.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS TO PRODUCE CLAIMS. - Pursuant to an order of George W. Cowles, Surrogate of Wayne county, notice is hereby given to all persons having claims against George Croul, late of Lyons, deceased, that they are required to exhibit the same, with the vouchers thereof, to Columbus Croul, the executor of the said deceased, at the residence of the executor, in Lyons, on or before the 25th day of April, A.D. 1880. - Dated Lyons, Oct. 18, 1879.
Columbus Croul, Executor.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS TO PRODUCE CLAIMS. - Pursuant to an order of George W. Cowles, Surrogate of Wayne county, notice is hereby given to all persons having claims against Elizabeth Allen, late of Sodus, deceased, that they are required to exhibit the same, with the vouchers whereof, to John Merchant, the Executor of said deceased, at the residence of said Executor, in Lyons, on or before the 20th day of February, A.D. 1880. - Dated Lyons, August 12, 1879.
John Merchant, Executor.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS TO PRODUCE CLAIMS. - Pursuant to an order of George W. Cowles, Surrogate of Wayne county, notice is hereby given to all persons having claims against Marietta Sherman, late of Arcadia, deceased, that they are required to exhibit the same, with the vouchers whereof, to James Dennis, the executor of said deceased, at the residence of the executor in Arcadia, on or before the 15th day of May, A.D. 1880. - Dated Lyons, Nov. 10, 1879.
James Dennis, Executor.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS TO PRODUCE CLAIMS. - Pursuant to an order of George W. Cowles, Surrogate of Wayne county, notice is hereby given to all persons having claims against Hiram E. Dean, late of Savanna, deceased, that they are required to exhibit the same, with the vouchers thereof, to H.O. Baggerly, the Administrator of the estate of the said deceased, at his residence in Savannah, in said county, on or before the 25th day of February, 1880. - Dated August 9, 1879.
H.O. Baggerly
Jerome Cotton
Administrators

NOTICE TO CREDITORS TO PRODUCE CLAIMS. - Pursuant to an order of George W. Cowles, Surrogate of Wayne county, notice is hereby given to all persons having claims against Merritt Thornton, late of Sodus, deceased, that they are required to exhibit the same, with the vouchers thereof, to Elisha Thornton and Walter Thornton, the executors of the will of the said deceased, at the residence of Elisha Thornton, one of said executors, in South Sodus, on or before the 29th day of May, A.D. 1880. - Dated Lyons, Nov. 25, 1879.
Elisha Thornton
Walter Thornton
Executors


Wayne Co. Agricultural Society

President - A.F. Sheldon
Vice-President - Daniel Barton, 2d.
Secretary - J.S. Roys
Treasurer - M.J. Waterman
Directors - A.P. Warren, Calvin Hotchkiss

Officers of the society as above were elected yesterday for the ensuing year. The Treasurer reported all debts paid, and balance of $749.90 in the treasury.


PUBLIC NOTICE. - At a Surrogate's Court, held at the Surrogate's office in Clyde, in and for the county of Wayne, on the 21st day of November, 1879; present - Hon. G.W. Cowles, Surrogate. In the matter of the application of Columbus Croul, Edmund A. Dickerson and James Rogers, administrators, &c., of Heman G. Dickerson, deceased, for authority to mortgage lease, or sell the real estate of said deceased. On reading and filing the petition of Columbus Croul, Edmund A. Dickerson and James Rogers, the administrators of the goods, chattels, credits &c., of Heman G. Dickerson, late of the town of Lyons, deceased, for authority to mortgage, lease or sell the real estate of said deceased for the payment of his debts - it is ORDERED, that all persons interested in the estate of said deceased appear before the Surrogate of the county of Wayne, at his office in Lyons, in said county, on the 5th day of January, 1880, at 10 o'clock in the forenoon of that day, to show cause why authority should not be given to said administrators to mortgage, lease or sell so much of the real estate of the said Heman G. Dickerson, deceased, as shall be necessary for the payment of his debts. - Dated the 21st day of November, 1879.
G.W. COWLES, Surrogate
John H. Camp, Petitioners' Att'y.


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