January 17, 1891

The following was transcribed from an original copy of The Marion Enterprise, a 4-page newspaper (at least on weekends) published in Marion, NY. This newspaper published local news of the town of Marion and about happenings close to the town lines. Most of this weekend issue was taken up by political commentary, pro-temperance and W.C.T.U. editorial, national news, a long sermon, and advertisements. All spellings are as in the original and won't be "corrected."

The Marion Enterprise, Vol. XI. No. 19
Marion, Wayne Co., N.Y., Saturday, January 17, 1891
Published by E. Curtis & Son.

Our Local Record.

Augustus Beach of Williamson is very sick.

Williamson wants a bank and a canning factory.

The tax roll was placed in the hands of Collector Atwood, last Saturday.

The friends of Rev. G. Borden will make him a donation visit, at the church, next Tuesday evening.

Rev. Wilson has been employed as pastor of the Christian church.

Mrs. Frank Loomis of Walworth, has been very sick for six weeks.

C. L. Tassell continues to take in poultry and pork at the highest market prices.

The next Meeting of the Non-partisan W. C. T. U. will be held at the home of Mrs. Mark Allen, Friday evening, Jan. 23d.

A. S. Stearns & Co. recently sold a fine stallion to Smith, Powell & Lamb of Syracuse. The price paid was $300.

H. Potter was the first man to pay his taxes. In this as in other matters Mr. Potter exhibits a good trait - promptness.

Prof. C. L. Carr has organized a singing school and will soon give a public entertainment which will be worth hearing.

The Tassell family celebrated O. J. Tassell's 20th wedding anniversary in Rochester, last week. It was a jolly occasion.

Sup't. Teller, in his annual report, estimates that needed repairs on the canal in Wayne county will cost $15,000. Last year Mr. Teller was allowed $7,500. That canal is an awful freight regulator.

C. W. Tremaine is at work in Shortsville. He expects to locate there in the spring if all is satisfactory. Will is a good mechanic and a help in any community.

Those that sell at auction will save money by employing Ex-Sheriff, T. M. Clark, the celebrated auctioneer of 36 years experience, being well acquainted with the responsibility of the people.

Zebina Crane has been sick for the past week.

Dr. Ives will be at the M. E. church this Sunday evening.

Andrew VanValkenburg, an aged citizen of Newark, fell, while dressing, last Saturday, and has been severely ill since. Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Crane visited him Sunday.

An orange branch three feet long, was recently received by A. P. Williams from A. C. Potter, California. The branch, "fresh and green", reminded us of the time when the "green leaves come again."

Some of W. Hathaway's G. A. R. friends surprised him on his wedding anniversary, Monday evening. About fifty of the comrades and friends were present. Mr. Hathaway was presented with an easy plush chair. All enjoyed the occasion as only G. A. R. boys can.

Frank Rich and family are nicely settled in the new convenient and commodious house just completed. J. S. looks smiling and happy as he contemplates the beautiful picture across the way and hears the notes from merry, happy children. His well-made plans are full of reward.

A lively runaway occurred on our streets Tuesday afternoon, which made some little excitement among villagers. While Weilie Copping was driving up from the homestead his horse became frightened opposite Norman Pulver's and ran wildly through the streets, striking S. B. Dean's new cutter, breaking the cutter and otherways injuring it. Mr. Dean's horse was hitched in front of Winslow & McDowell's. The horse ran, jumping the railing around the pump, throwing the boy about six feet into the air. He came down striking on his shoulder, breaking the collar bone. The horse continued on and turning into Hiram Howell's lane ran wildly into a closed barn door. The horse's neck was broken and he died instantly. The sleigh, a strong stout built democrat, was left in front of the Institute, badly broken. The boy is doing well and says that the horse will not run away again. It is an added misfortune to Mr. Copping.


To Rev. and Mrs. O. P. Meeks, a son, Jan. 5, 1890, at Clinton, North Carolina. (p. 3)


THOMSON.- In Brooklyn, suddenly, of heart difficulty. Jan. 9th, 1891, Aleck F. Thomson, aged 31 yrs. and 4 months. Funeral services at the family residence in Marion, Tuesday afternoon. Rev. Geo. Borden officiated. (p. 3)

Death of Aleck F. Thomson.

Aleck F. Thomson died suddenly last Friday evening in Brooklyn; home friends here received the sad news Saturday. The body was brought here Tuesday and interred in Marion cemetery. Religious services were observed at the house, Rev. Borden officiating. This was the first great affliction in this united household. Aleck has gone before, the body is left behind. Sweet memories of his sunny life, while in the body will long, long be cherished, but will gradually become shadowy; while the real soul links will grow stronger and stronger. The community greatly sympathize with the bereaved family.

By permission, we copy the following extract of a letter to Mr. and Mrs. A. Thompson from Mr. and Mrs. F. L. Degener, with whom Aleck boarded ever since he left home four years ago:-

"Kind hearted, genial, whole-souled Aleck, he has passed away in his early manhood. His loss we deplore; his memory, we cherish; his many good qualities, we revere. There will ever be a vacant chair in our house and at our table that we shall always look upon and think of the one never to return. God be with you and comfort you forever-more." (page 3)


Frank Otis has recently moved to West, Cattaraugus Co.

Walter Austin is spending a few days in Rochester this eek.

Mrs. J. T. Dickinson was in town last Saturday.

Mrs. E. O. Down is recovering from a severe illness.

Mrs. George Pratt is with her mother, Mrs. C. S. Westfall.

Ulis Joice is with D. F. Russell, in Williamson.

Wm. Thomson and wife accompanied the remains of Aleck Thomson from Brooklyn, Tuesday.

Mrs. Orin Parker has been ill at George Hawver's for several weeks past.

Lillian Sanford, who sent a few days with home friends, has returned to the Geneseo normal school.

Mrs. Caldwell and son, Samuel Caldwell, of Omaha, are guests of J. S. Rich.

Mrs. Vaughn of Council Bluff, Iowa, has been a guest at Mr. H. Gillette's.

Mr. and Mrs. Newton Gibbs were guests of Mr. and Mrs. J. Adams of Williamson, last week.

Miss N. M. Henion, by invitation gave an interesting history of Miss L. Chase' work in Washington, at the late installation of officers of John B. Burrud Post.

Miles Knapp and wife have returned from an extensive tour in Michigan, Ohio and other states. Mr. Knapp while in Cleveland became expert at running electric cars.

J. C. Harris has been badly afflicted with the rheumatism for the past two weeks. Sickness is especially unfortunate for Mr. Harris and kind neighbors realize it.

Misses Marie Randolph, Anne DeMille, Emma Tucker; Messrs. Fred Phelps, R. E. Wilder, T. E. Elliott and Mr. and G. C. Peirson attended a party at Marion Wednesday evening.- Newark Union.

Harry Durfee, Will Tremaine and Lewie Potter think of locating at Shortsville this spring. This town cannot afford to lose the young men. Manufacturing interests should be started to give employment to boys as they grow up.


[This story about the famous "Third Avenue El" isn't related to Wayne County, but will be of interest to New York State railroad and urban transit historians.]

Two Trains Collide in New York and an Engine Falls to the Street.

NEW YORK, Jan. 12.- At 9:45 a. m. a collision occurred on the Third avenue line of the Manhattan elevated railway which complete demolished one engine, seriously damaged another, injured two men and created a panic among four car loads of passengers. A switch engine was employed in making up trains on the middle track, and in the course of her work was run out on the down track at 118th street,, the danger signal being set to cover her.

Disregarding the signal, the engineer of a south-bound train continued on his way until his engine, with four loaded cars behind her, crashed into the switch engine with such force as to carry her a distance of 40 feet, tearing away the foot-path and railing of the structure and throw her into the street 20 feet below. The engineer and fireman of the switcher were thrown from their engine to the middle track, and the former was seriously and the latter slightly hurt.

The collision knocked out a cylinder head of the passenger engine, and the escaping steam, together with the shock of the colliding engines, filled the passengers with alarm, but none of them were hurt.

The switch engine, which fell into the street, was broken to pieces. In its descent it smashed a wagon standing by the curbstone, but miraculously did no other damage. (page 1)

New Firm.
Newark Union.

N. J. Burrud, leader of the Newark Cornet band of this place, who has been in the cigar business in town for over a year, and has made a success of it, has decided to increase his business facilities. Geo. Croucher, a popular young man of Marion and also a good musician, will engage in business with Mr. Burrud and the name of the firm will be Burrud & Croucher after April 1st. Mr. Burrud's principal object in this direction is to build up the band and make it one of the strongest in the state, and to do this the firm intends to employ cigarmakers who are musicians. They will commence April 1st with seven hands and add to that number as the business demands it. Mr. Croucher who has had some experience in traveling will act as salesman and Mr. Burrud will conduct the business in Newark. The Union wishes the new firm success. - Here too.


T. M. Clark will cry for those that contemplate selling at auction at rates that will give satisfaction or no pay. Can be reached by Post or Phone, Marion, N. Y.

For Sale.

One of the best Farms in Wayne County, known as the "Hiram Howell Farm" situated 1 3/4 miles east of Marion village and 2 3/4 miles north of East Palmyra. Will be sold on very easy terms. For full particulars, call on or write Alexander Thomson, Marion, Wayne Co., N. Y.


Leave Marion .......... 6 A. M.
Arrive at Palmyra ..... 6:45 A. M.
Leave Palmyra ......... 9:37 A.M.
Arrive at Marion ...... 10:15 A. M.
Leave Marion .......... 2:00 P. M.
Arrive at Palmyra ..... 3:00 P.M.
Leave Palmyra ......... 4:15 P. M.
Arrive at Marion ...... 5:00 P. M.

R. W. & O. R. R. [going between Williamson and Marion]

Williamson 12:18 P. M. 4:46 P. M. 8:02 P. M.

Williamson 9:33 A. M. 3:27 P. M. 7:23 P. M.

N. Y. CENTRAL R. R. [going between East Palmyra and Marion]


Going East
9:34 A. M. 3:44 P. M. 8:21 P. M.

Going West 7:29 A. M. 9:27 A. M. 7:09 P. M. 9:31 P. M.


H. S. Potter
Notary Public, with seal, Marion, N. Y.

J. Henry Henion
Notary Public. Office in White's Hardware store.

J. Heslor & Co.
Dealers in Butter, Eggs and Produce. Office and Warehouse on Main St.

The Best Papers.
The Rochester Morning Herald, 8 Pages Daily, $6 a Year.
The Rochester Weekly Herald, 8 pages, $1 a Year.
H. M. Winslow, Agent, Marion.

6, 7, 8, & 8 per cent
Real Estate Loans
Interest and principal guaranteed and payable at First National Bank of Palmyra.
Peabody, Kansas.

Wm. C. Austin
Funeral Director

The Grand Hotel
Lockport, N.Y.
Remodeled last year.
Refurnished entirely with new and elegant Furniture
Free Bus to all day Trains.
W. C. Comstock, Prop'r.

F. C. Brown, Dentist of Thirty Eight Years Experience in Palmyra, N.Y., takes this method of informing the public that he has, after many years study, perfected a process for fitting artificial dentures, that differs from all other methods known to the profession, and which is sure to give satisfactory results. Public speakers who have trouble with dentures, and others desirous of availing themselves of the improvement, are invited to call or correspond for information relative to the matter.


O. H. Sherman will give good service as auctioneer and low rates. When contemplating a public sale be sure to call on or address him at Marion, N.Y.

PURSUANT to an order of Geo. W. Cowles, Surrogate of Wayne county, notice is hereby given to all persons having claims against Weldon C. Freeman, late of Marion, New York, deceased; that they are required to present the same, with the vouchers thereof to John S. Rich, the administrator of the estate of the said deceased, at his residence in Marion, N. Y., in said County, on or before the 25th day of March, 1891. - Dated Sept. 11, 1890.
JOHN S. RICH, Administrator.
EMMA A. FREEMAN, Administratrix.

PURSUANT to an order of Geo. W. Cowles, Surrogate of Wayne county, notice is hereby given to all persons having claims against Myron H. Grimes, late of Marion, in the county of Wayne, deceased, that they are required to present the same, with vouchers thereof, to Harmon S. Potter, the Executor of said deceased, at the office of Harmon S. Potter in Marion, N. Y., on or before the first day of May, 1891.
Dated Oct. 24, A. D., 1890,

Pursuant to an order of George W. Cowles, Surrogate of Wayne county, notice is hereby given to all persons having claims against the estate of John Blankenburg, late of Arcadia, in the county of Wayne, deceased, that they are required to present the same, with the vouchers thereof to John Blankenburg, Jr., the executor, of the said deceased, at the residence of said John Blankenburg, Jr., in the town of Arcadia, on or before the first day of May, 1891.
- Dated, Oct. 24, A. D., 1890.

Pursuant to an order of George W. Cowles, Surrogate of Wayne county, notice is hereby given to all persons having claims against Daniel Magee late of Palmyra, N. Y., in the county of Wayne, deceased; that they are required to exhibit the same with the vouchers thereof, to John Magee, the Administrator of the said deceased, at the residence of said John Magee, in Palmyra, N. Y., on or before the 1st day of July, A. D. 1891.
- Dated, December 8th, 1890.
JOHN MAGEE, Administrator.

CITATION on Proof of Will -

The People of the State of New York, by the Grace of God free and Independent: To Sophia P. Lewis, of Bath, Steuben Co., N.Y., Adelbert Braton(soc), whose place of residence is unknown; Harry Brayton, William Brayton, Howard Brayton, Franc Brayton and Bessie Brayton, of Missoula, Montana, send greeting:

WHEREAS, William C. Austin of the town of Marion has lately applied to our Surrogate of the county of Wayne for Proof of the Will of Phebe J. Skinner late of Marion, deceased, which relates to both Real and Personal Estate:

THEREFORE: You and each of you are hereby cited and required to appear at the office of the said Surrogate, in the Village of Clyde in said County, on the 23d day of February, 1891, at ten o'clock, in the forenoon of said day to attend the probate of said Will.

And such of you as are hereby cited as are under the age of twenty-one years, are required to appear by your guardian if you have one, or if you have none to appear and apply for one to be appointed, or in the event of your neglect or failure to do so the Surrogate will at the time and place named appoint a competent and responsible person to appear as special guardian for you herein.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, We have caused the seal of office of our said Surrogate to be hereto affixed.

Witness, Hon. G. W. Cowles
Surrogate of the County of Wayne,
at the Surrogate's Office, in said
County, the 5th day of January
in the year of our Lord one
thousand, eight hundred and ninety-

G. W. COWLES, Surrogate.
H. R. TABER, Att'y for petitioner.


See Grandfather's Glasses, at Elton's Art Gallery, Palmyra.

M. Story, Palmyra, N. Y. "On Monday Morning, January 5th, 1891, M. Story will place on sale in his west Double Store, from his large and elegant stock of Dress Goods, all Dress Goods that are a little off in style, at about Half the Regular Price!"

Marion Flour for sale at E. O. Down's Corner Store. Also, groceries, school supplies, candy, crockery, dress goods, blankets.

Excelsior Meat Market, Flour and Feed Store. A. J. Sherwood, Proprietor.

C. H. Scutt & Co., Successors to W. S. Curtis, Marion, N.Y. "We call the attention of the farmers of this and adjoining towns to the fact that we are manufacturing land rollers, cultivators, harrows, shovel plows, side hill plows, and fixtures. We also manufacture the Celebrated Rogers Furnace for Evaporators. Ratchets, Racks and Rack Material, Press Screws, &c. Castings and wood work of all kinds done on short notice and in a workman-like manner."

Sexton's Coal Yard, Palmyra, N. Y. E. B. Anderson, Manager.

M. Lipsky, the Palmyra Clothier.

George E. Luce, Marion, N.Y. Undertaking. "New Firm! Having purchased the Undertaking Business of Joseph Green, I am preparing to conduct the business in all its Branches in a satisfactory manner." Undertaking rooms in the Potter Building.

Peirson Brothers, Main St., Newark, N. Y. "Having opened a new undertaking and furniture store at Newark." Elegant Hearse which was manufactured by Keller & Jennings of Rochester.

All spellings and misspellings of names and common words are exactly as given in the original text. For information about persons or businesses listed, we thank you in advance for directing all questions and research inquiries to the Office of the County Historian.

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