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H ow M any of These Form er Y ates School Teachers
A re Still Living; How M any Do You Recognize?

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The Y ates County Teachers’ msri-, on her left is,M r. Swarthout. and just
tute in Y ates county w as a great 'in back of his right shoulder m ay
event in years gone by. It w as usu -1 be seen the head of Jerom e H ou se.'
ally held in the Y ates county court | The teachers had stepped out upon
house, Penn Yan, and w as a tw o -; the wooden awning by the Y ates'
week or one-w eek assem bly w ith , County Chronicle office, then located
prominent speakers listed for the i where the H. Merton Sm ith Shoe
evening sessions, at w hich the public i store is now situated, through the
was always present in large numbers. | window in back of Mr. Swarthout.
In addition to discourses and d iscu s-' Mr. House apparently cam e through
ions on educational subjects, reca lls ! the window just in tim e to “be
Mrs. Mattie House of Penn Yan, I taken,” his head being blurred be-
other things were discussed. Many cause he moved. ;
matches were made at these in s t i- , ,, i., , '
lutes. Mrs. H ouse should know, for; ^r.s. House recalls others who ap-
in the above picture, near by h er !? ® " picture. On the extrem e
may be seer Jerom e B. House; w h o j 'I't. i?eel<ing out of the windo^^
wa.s graduated from A nnapolis i n ' i®. y a l ie r W. W olcott, la te Benn
_ ® A j ’i V a n V»i of o r-» Qoofci/^ Tn -Fr̂ z-̂ nf
June ot the previous year. A t the
tim e the above photo w as taken,
Mrs. House w as M attie W. Ryal, but
by October of the next year she w as
Mrs. Jerome House.

Yan historian. Seated in the front
row, on the extrem e left, is M iss
Stamp; next to her, and sligh tly
back, is Birdsall Briggs; near the

1 middle of this row w ith arm s folded
i is Commissioner Sutherland and on

In the back row, standing, just to | his le ft M iss Harriet Yomigs, who
the left of the second window from I became Mrs. Henry Guthrie; further
the right, m ay be seen M iss Ryal. i on the right, seated betw een the
She may be the only person in this i man who is squatted and the gentle-
group who is still Ijvins’, S tm ^ u g men holding a derhv hpfu'^on v,̂ c!

M rs. M arvifi L. S poon er , jNeu.s
A ndrew s— B enn ett _ w r it e r for 30 Y ea rs, D ies

' Tuesday, March 9th at the home

Miss Mary L. Bennett, daughter ol{ orBe^rgem’ oM mTed‘the'tleatl
Mr. ajid Mrs. Archer Bennett, ot 20( Marvin L. Spooner, aged 7f

. Shotw ell Park, Syracuse, became th€ native of Milo, who was tak
̂ bride of John T. Andrews, son of Mr - seriously ill on Saturday.

and Mrs. Charles T. Andrews, 208 Man
Stre.^t, Penn Yan, Friday afternoon Funeral services will be held Fri

4 Feb. 26, at 4:30 o’clock at the horn
of the bride’s parents. The ceremon;
was performed by Rev. Kirkwood, pas
tor of Reformed Presbyterian Chure

day afternoon with a prayer a t (h
son’s home at 1:30 o’clock and ser
vices at the Milo M ethodist church a
2 o'clock. Rev. W. C. Moyer, pasto
of the church, officiating. Burial wil.11 i — ̂ V A -u • 1-u unuiuii, uiiiciaLiiig. jounai wii

of Syracuse, the a tten d a n t being Bv made in the Lake View cemetery

Hunt Spooner, who resides on th(Margaret Fisber, of S k a n e a te le s . At the close of the ceremony Hunt farm in Milo, also a sister, Mrs
wrt'ding supper Glen Wheeler of E ast Main street

̂ bridal party at Hotel Syracu , Penn Yan. Two other sisters hav«
> I ing which Mr. and Mrs. Andrews leij WilUs H. Millard
•jfoi- a three v^eeks’ trip to Dundee, June 2 2 . 1920, and Mrs.
- and. upon their rfcturn, w ill oe l John Fiero of Penn Yan, A ugust 11,

home at 208 Mann Street, Penn Yan.j 2 9 2 1 . Mr. Spooner, whom she mar-i
Tlie groom attended Penn Yai gg years ago last August, died

Academy, Phillips'-AnJover and Cor .ĵ g 1933. Since that time,
n e ll U n iv e r s ity a n d is> a member of t h - g p o o n e r has divided her time
firm of W alkerbilt manufactiirinibpj-^^gjj homes of her two chil-
c.'jnu'iKiny of Penn Yam dren, the farm having been sold to

Frank Hallings.
N e w s W i l i e r F or 30 Vea. s

Until some two y(*ars ago, Mr.;.
Spooner ropri'sentod Milo Ccntei' and
community in the news columns of
the Yates County Chronicle and the
p h i 'o n i

knees is Miss Lillie Stoutenberg,
Seated in back of her and with hei
headi just showing to the left of Mis.?
S tou tenb ergs face is Anna Matthews^
aunt of Dr. Herbert W. M atthewsj
In the second row and standings
fourth from left, is Sarah Bushnell,^
who later married Mr. Smith. Sixth
from the left and standing a little
back is Conductor Barker. Miss
Seiinda Soper, an old teacher in Penn,
Yan, m ay be seen standing just to
t.hc left of the last window on the
right, apparently the shortest of all!
in the back row. '

M iss House recalls among others
in this picture, though she is unable
to identify them: Ada Chadwick of
Starkey, Martha C. Macomber and
Flora Hulse. If any readers can
identify others in this group and can
tell w hether any besides Mrs. House
are still living, the Chronicle-Express
would appreciate the information.
The large photograph of this group,
taken in 1869. is now in the shop j
window. i

she r ̂ — ./ >jver JU
years.

Mrs. Spooner v/as Adaline A., one
of the four daughters of Mr. and
Mrs. Adam Hunt, and was born on
January 10. 1859. A fter a year of

I study in Cazenovia seminary, she
' entered Maplewood institute at Pittis-
ford, Mass. She married Mr. Spooner

i on A ugust 10, 1881, and for eight
years they made their home in Can-
aseraga, where he taught in the

1 high school. Mrs. Spooner always
enjoyed painting, an art in which
she was skilled and able to teach,
along with her housekeeping. Upon
the death of his father, they return''d
to the farm home in which he v/as
born and lived there until Mr. Spoon­
er’s death four years ago.

(C o n t in u e d on p a c e t h r e e )

John A . K ilp a tr ick
John A. Kilpatrick of W eiser, Ida-;

ho, form erly of Dresden, passed away i
at his home February 28th. He leaves ;
his wife; three daughters; two sis-j
ters, Mrs. W. S. Thompson and Miss |
Belle Kilpatrick of Gorham, and two •
nieces, Mi’s. Russell Church of P itts­
burgh. Pa., and Mrs. Clifford P.
Moacham of W eiser, Idaho.

The funeral wac held from the
Presbyterian church Tuesday. Inter- .
ment in W eiser cemetery.

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M rs. Helpi! Y oungs F io ro
M rs. H ch 'n Y ounga F ic ro d ied at.

h e r hom e on L ak e s t r e e t , P e n n Y an.
M o n d ay ev en in g , M arch 8 th . H a d che
lived u n ti l T u esd a y sh e w ould h av e
been 77 y e a rs old, h a v in g been b o rn
on M arch 9 th , 1860. She wa,s th e
d a u g h te r o f Is ia li an d S y b e lla Y o u n g s
a n d in 1882 m a rr ie d H a m lin W .
F ie ro , w ho d ied in 1925. T h e la s t 50
y e a rs o f h e r life w ere s p e n t in th e
h o u se in w h ich sh e d ied . S he w a s
con fined to h e r h o u se fo r th e la s t
fe w y e a rs an d since la s t O c to b e r h a s
been u n a b le to leave h e r bed, b u t a l ­
w a y s h a d a p lea,sarit sm ile to g re e t
h e r f r ie n d s .

S he is su rv iv e d by h e r s is te r , M rs.
J o h n W . D av is of H a m m o n d sp o r t ,
a n d tw o n ieces. M rs. G eo rg e M a u e r­
m a n o f R o c h e s te r an d M iss A g n es
D a v is o f P e n n Y an. F u n e ra l se rv ic e s
w ill be he ld a t 201 E a s t E lm s t r e e t
T h u r s d a y a t 3 o’clock . R ev . W a lte r
H e n r ic k s o ff ic ia tin g . B u r ia l in L a k e
V iew c e m e te ry .

A dveri.isci', a n h is to r ic a l an d /Ins­
c r ip t iv e h is to ry o f D an sv ille , w hich
w a s p ro d u c ed in book fo rm by th e
th e n J n s t r u c to r P u b is h in g co m p an y .

COURT UPHOLDS
PLAINTIFFS

Action p laces Case On May
Court Calender

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O rso n S to d d a rd R obson
(F ro m H a ll C o rre sp o n d e n t)

T h e d e a th o f O rso n S. R o b so n oc-
.cu rred a t h is h o m e n e a r H a ll e a r ly
S a tu r d a y a f te rn o o n , M arch 6 th , a t
th e ag o o f 88 y e a rs .

M r. R o b so n h a d lived a ll h is life
on th e fa rm w h e re h e d ied , th e fa rm
h a v in g b een p u rc h a s e d by h is g r a n d ­
f a th e r , J o h n R o b so n f ro m th e P h e lp s
a n d G o rh a m c o m p a n y in 1801. H is
son , J o s e p h su cceed ed Jo h n on th e
f a rm a n d w a s s till liv in g w h e n O r­
son S. m a r r ie d E liz a R u p e r t a n d took
h e r to th e o ld h o m e s te a d .

M r. R o b so n w a s a c h a r te r m em b e i
o f U n io n C o n g re g a tio n a l c h u rc h
H a ll a n d a lso a c h a r te r m e m b e r ol
H a ll g ra n g e . H e a t te n d e d P e n n Y a r
A c a d e m y an d ta u g h t sch o o l fo r s e v ­
e ra l y e a r s b e fo re he s t a r t e d f a rm in g

F u n e r a l se rv ic e s w e re h e ld frorr.
th e h o m e M o n d ay a f te rn o o n , th e R ev
W illia m M o u sley of th e H a ll C o n g re ­
g a t io n a l c h u rc h o ff ic ia tin g . B u ria l
w a s in N u m b e r N in e c e m e te ry . M r,
R o b so n is su rv iv e d by h is w id o w and
a d a u g h te r , M iss M ay B. R obson .

F r a n k In g ra h a m Q u ick , N a tiv e o f
P e n n Y an , D ied in D a n sv ille

F r a n k In g ra h a m Q u ick , ag e d 58
p a s se d a w a y in D a n sv ille G e n e ra
h o sp ita l a t a n e a r ly m o rn in g hou i
on M o n d ay , M arch 8 th .

H e h a d been 'in ill h e a l th fo r se v ­
e ra l y e a rs an d w a s co n fin ed to the
h o sp ita l fo r th re e w eeks.

S u rv iv in g a re fo u r s is te rs , M rs.
A lton E . R a n d a ll o f D o b b ’s F e r ry .

In th e fo rm of a te le g ra m fro m th e
c le rk of the co u rt of a p p e a ls a t A l­
bany , D s tr ic t A tto rn e y H o m e r C. P e l­
to n on T u esd ay a f te rn o o n received '
w ord th a t the a rg u m e n t p re s e n te d b y
h im b efo re the c o u r t tw o w eek s ag o ,
in th e ac tio n of F o s te r vs. W h ite , h a d
been u pheld by th e c o u r t. T he te le ­
g ra m re a d : “F o s te r vs. W h ite o rd e r
affirm ed . Q u estio n ce rtified . A n sw e re d
in a ff’rm ativ e . No o p in ion . A fl c o n ­
c u r .”

T he u p h o ld in g of th e o rd e r is in f a ­
vor of th e F o s te r -H a tc h M ed ica l
G roup in its a c tio n a g a in s t D r. G. H .
R. W h ite b ro u g h t to o b ta in a n in ju n c ­
tion r e s t r a in in g D r. W h ite fro m p ra c ­
tic in g h is p ro fe ss io n a s p h y s ic ia n a n d
s u rg e o n in Y a te s C o u n ty w ith o u t th e
w r i t te n co n se n t of th e g ro u p . T h e
p la in tiffs , D r. E. C. F o s te r a n d D r. J o h n
A. H a to h s)tate in th e c o m p la in t t h a t
Dr. W h ite v io la te d a w r i t te n c o n t ra c t
■nade w ith th e g ro u p , w h en he se t u p
I “co m p e tin g b u s in e s s ” in P e n n Y au
n o p e n in g offices fo r th e p ra c t ic e o f
lis p ro fe ss io n .

T he o rd e r of th e 'C o u rt o f A p p e a ls
v a s g iv en to c e r t i fy th e q u e s tio n a s to
y h e th e r o r n o t th e p la in tif fs h ad a
;au se of ac lo n . T h e r e s u lt of th e a f -
irm a tio n of th e o rd e r p lace s th e a c -
ion on th e c a le n d a r fo r t r ia l a t th o
d a y te rm of Y a te s C o u n ty S u p rem o
pourt.

D is tr ic t A tto rn e y H o m er C. P e l to n
e p re s e n ts th e p la in tif fs , an d J o h n E ,
d ie rid a n , th e d e fe n d a n t, W hjte.

To M anufacture ice

i, i J o se p h H. S a n d e rso n , lo ca l co a l
n an d ice d e a le r ,h a s p u rc h a s e d th e la rg e
,r b r ic k b u ild in g in W a te r S tr e e t a p o r-
■a tion of w h ich h a s b een u sed by D a iry - ,

M rs. H . G. B e n d e r an d M rs. W . W. m e n ’s L eag u e a n d a s r if le ra n g e fo r '
W hite, o f_ B ra n c h p o r t_ a n d M rs. E d- ,© th e P e n n Y an R if le a n d P is to l C lub,

^ an d w ill rem o d e l it in to a co ld s to ra g e ,
e a r tif ic ia l ice m a n u fa c to ry a n d coa l
1. s to ra g e .

T h e buildling, a t one tim e oc-

w a id S. B ird sa ll o f D an sv ille ; one
bT-other, E r n e s t E- Q u ick of D a n sv ille
an d s e v e ra l n ieces a n d n ep h ew s.

F u n e ra l se rv ic e s w e re h e ld fronr
th e h o m e o f M r. a n d M rs. B ird sa ll
31 P e r in e s t r e e t , D an sv ille , a t 2:30
o’c lo ck on W e d n e sd a y a f te rn o d n . I n ­
te r m e n t in L a k e V iew c e m e te ry ,
P e n n Y an .

M r. Q u ick w a s b o rn in P e n n Y an ,
Y a te s c o u n ty , F e b ru a ry 10, 1879, a
son o f th e la te C h a rle s B ra d le y Q u ick
a n d R a c h e l A m a n d a In g ra h a m . i

H e rece iv ed h is e a r ly e d u c a tio n in I
th e P e n n Y a n p u b lic sch o o ls an d w a s i
g ra d u a te d fro m th e P e n n Y an A c a d -j
em y . j

H is b u s in e ss a c tiv i t ie s w e re con-^
d u c te d in se v e ra l c it ie s in th e U n ite d
S ta te s , fo r s e v e ra l y e a r s he w a s a s s o - '

cu p ied by C h a rle s C o n k lin & S ons,
( h a rd w a re an d fa rm in g im p lem en tsi
d e a le rs , w ill fu rn is h M r. S a n d e rso n
w ith I'S.OOO to 20,060 s q u a re fe e t of
floor sp ace . Ttvo m o d e rn offices w ill
be b u i l t in th e n o r th e a s t c o rn e r of th e
b lo ck , an d a new &et of sc a le s an d n ew
f ro n t in s ta lle d . P la n s a re b e in g m ad e
fo r th e in s ta l la t io n o f m a c h in e ry fo r
th e m a n u fa c tu re o f a r t i f ic ia l ice . T h is
m ove w a s m ad e n e c e s s a ry by th e fa c t
th a t ice in K e u k a L ak e th is y e a r fa ile d
to re a c h a th ic k n e s s “f i t fo r c u t t in g
o r c o n s u m e rs ’ u s e ,” a c c o rd in g to M r.
S a n d e rs o n w ho s ta te d th a t h e h a d
m ade th re e d if fe re n t te s ts of ice in
L ak e K e u k a p r e p a ra to r y to c u tt in g fo r

, c ia te d w ith th e B lu e B o o k P u b lis h in g
co m p an y , w ith h e a d q u a r te r s in N e w f
Y o rk c ity , a n d fo r th e p a s t se v e ra l i th e goirunier t r a d e , b u t th e te s ts fa iled

! y e a rs h a d re s id e d in D a n sv ille , w h e re i to s a t is fy a s to q u a li ty a n d be im m ed i-
h e w a s occup ied in a ^ b ro k e ra g e an d - a te ly m a d e p la n s fo r in s ta l la t io n of

’ ̂ (^^^ ic e -m a n u fa c to ry . M r. S an d e rso nin v e s tm e n t b u s in e ss o f w h ic h h e had]
m a d e an e x h a u s tiv e s tu d y . ̂ , . , ex p e c ts to s to re m o re th a n 4,006 to n s

re s id e n c e h e re i f g f eo a l th is s p r in s fo r fu tu re d e liv ery ,
1902, he co m p iled in co llab o ra tio i||, nir,, - th o coal m a ..] ,; . '
w ith th e la te A. O. B u n n e ll, th e
e d ito r and p u b lish e r o f th e D a n sv ill

as , a c c o rd in g to h im , “ th e co a l m a rk e t
u n d o u b te d ly w ill r is e th e sam e as o th ­
e r c o m m o d itie s .”

PENN YAN STARTS ’
STREET WIDENING

P la n s to B eg in W o rk on fm p ro v e ir ie n t

O f B u s in e s s S e c tio n M o n d a y

[ T o M ove L ig h ts

W o rk is sc h e d u le d to s t a r t M o n d a y
m o rn in g on w id e n in g th e p a v e m e n t
in th e b u s in e s s s e c tio n o f M a in s t r e e t ,
P e n n Y an . A id ed b y a fe d e ra l lo an
a n d th e P e n n Y a n M u n ic ip a l b o a rd
tb e t r u s te e s a r e la u n c h in g th is p ro j-

' e c t a s a s te p to w a rd s s o lv in g th e t r a f ­
fic p ro b le m w h ic h is a n n o y in g th e
s h o p p e r s — t r a n s ie n t s a s w e ll a s r e s ­
id e n ts .

W o rk m e n M o n d a y w ill s t a r t on th e
w e s t s id e o f th e s t r e e t b y th e K n a p p
h o te l a t th e W a te r s t r e e t c o rn e r . T h e
I>lan is to re m o v e th e s id e w a lk f ro m
th e c u rb in g to a p o in t a b o u t w h e re

; th e c u rb w a s in th e “h o rs e a n d b u g -
: g y d a y s ’ o f a w id e r M a in s t r e e t in
j I 'e n n Y an . T o do th is th e b o u le v a rd
I l ig h ts w ill h a v e to be m o v e d b a c k .
' T h is c a n be done, b e lie v e s S u p e r in -
; te n d e n t H e r b e r t W . P e r r y , w i th o u t
; b r e a k in g th e old s to n e o r c o n c re te
i s la b s w h ic h a r e s t i l l in g o o d c o n d i-
I t io n a n d en d a t th e o ld c u r b lin e ,
j T h e p r e s e n t b o u le v a rd l ig h t p o s ts w ill

be m o v e d in tw o o r th r e e f e e t , a n d
tu rn e d a fe w d e g re e s so t h a t th e tw o
b u lb s n e a r e s t th e s t r e e t w ill be a s
f a r re m o v e d a s p o s s ib le f ro m th e
d a n g e r o f b e in g h i t b y h ig h t r u c k
ca b s . T h e p o s ts w ill be f a r e n o u g h
b a c k so t h a t th e h a z a r d o f b e in g
to p p le d o r j a r r e d b y c a r b u m p e rs w ill
be g r e a t ly m in im iz e d .

F o u r fire h y d r a n ts w ill a ls o h a v e
to be re m o v e d . T h e s e a r e to b e r e ­
p la c e d b y n e w h y d r a n ts o f l a r g e r c a ­
p a c i ty a n d w i th a n e a s y p u m p e r c o n ­
n e c tio n , to f a c i l i t a t e f ire f ig h t in g in
th e c o n g e s te d a r e a . W o rk o n c h a n g ­
in g th e tw o h y d r a n ts in th e s o u th e rn
en d o f th e s t r e e t w ill s t a r t a t on ce .

W h e n a ll c h a n g e s h a v e b e e n m a d e ,
th e p r e s e n t c u rb s to n e s w ill be m o v e d
b a c k to th e n e w w a lk lin e a n d a c o n ­
c r e te g u t t e r p o u re d a n d fo rm e d to
d r a in to th e p r e s e n t c a tc h b a s in s .
S o m e o f th e c u r b in g a t th e c o m e r s
w ill a lso be m a d e o f c e m e n t a n d w ill
p o s s ib ly b e c u t s l ig h t ly t o p e r m i t
e a s ie r t r a f f ic m o v e m e n ts .

W Tth f ro m f o u r to s ix f e e t a d d e d
to th e w id th o f th e s t r e e t in t h e b u s ­
in e s s s e c tio n , P e n n Y a n m e r c h a n t s
f ig u re t h a t e a s y d ia g o n a l p a r k in g w ill
th e n b e p o ss ib le , s t i l l a l lo w in g p le n ty
o f ro o m f o r f r e e m o v e m e n t o f t r a f f ic
th ro u g h tw o w id e c e n te r la n e s .

M r. S an d e i'so n is lay irip p la n s Tor
th e storap:e o f f r i i 't in th e n ew builcl-
lin g in m o d e rn r e f r ip e r a te d s to ra q e
b lo ck s . H e s ta te s th a t in a n o rm a l
y e a r be h a rv e s ts fro rn 20,000 to 25,000
b u sh e ls of f r u i t fro m h is 75 a e re f r u i t
fa rm a t to p of E a s t M ain S tr e e t h il l, y
H e a lso h a s stoi-aRe th e r e to accom m /) q
d a te 2,000 ton® of n a tu r a l Ice. W ith i]
th e p u rc h a s e of th e h u iid in g in W a te r u
S tr e e t , M r. S a n d e rso n w ill o cc u p y fo u r r;;
b u ild in g s an d a larp:e co a l t a n k in th e
r e a r of th e h u ild in p s . f

R ev . a n d M rs. S a m u e l G. P a lm e r ̂
w ill m o v e th is w e ek f ro m L i b ^ y
S tr e e t to th e i r c o t ta g e o n W e s t 1
B ra n c h , L a k e K e u k a . i

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Rev. W. W. Lane Dies While
Driving Car

Tlie body of the Reverend W illiam
W. Lane, i>asitor of First M ethodist,
Church, whose untimely passing o c - '
ciirred Sunday night, lay in state at
the church he had served faithfully
and well for four years, W ednesday,
afternoon for one ho>ur preceding the
funeral of the minister w'lio died sud- '
denly of a heart attack at the wheel
of his car.

Funeral services were held at 2:30
o’clock. Rev. E. E. Merring, superin­
tendent of tihe Geneva District
Oonferenc© of the Methodist Church,'
officiating. Members of the official
board of the church bore the body of /-■
their minister to its last resting place tt
in Lake View cemetery, Roy Wheefer,
Leslter Platman, Elias Watlace, Schiuy-
ler Lerch, Fi’ed Henderson, W alter
Clark, Clyde Chauncey, and Maurice
McCann serving as bearers. Hbnor-
ary bearers were the several m inisters
of the village.

Rev. Mr. Lane was stricken Sunday
might as he was driving his d au gh -,
ter, M'i&s Roberta Lane, to the Penn-
sylvania Raiiroad station to take the I
9:20 soulthJboumd train for Elm ira
wihere she is employed. He had been
ill Saturday nifrht of a heart attack,
but attended to his duties at the regu­
lar Sunday morninig services at h is '
Churoh and also liad preached in the
evening on Aldersgate Year and John '
Wesley, founder of Methodism, and
as acoom'paniiment to his lecture, had
shown 60 stereopticon slides. F o llo w -!
inig his Sunday evening Church meet­
ing, he took his daughter to the train
but the EJtrain on his already over- '
taxed heart proved too much and he
suocuimibed at the w heel of thp anto-
mobille wihile his daughter hastened
to his side with a physician which she |
reached as She noted that her father |
was suffering. Mr. Lane had driven
his car against the curb as he felt the
attack come om, and slumped over the ,
wheel of his car in front of the Thayer !
funeral chapel, 201 East Elm Street.

Rev. Mr. Lane came to Penn Yan in
1933 from Towanda, Pa., succeeding
Rev. W. M. Hydon. Sev^eral years ago
he was pastor of the Methodist Ohurch '
at Milio Center, taking over bliat i
charge as his first pastorate after
lea.ving theological school. He was he- 1
loved and pophlar in his churCh a n d '
with his congregation and w as regard­
ed with high esteem by persons in a l l ;
other denoiminiations and -vMalks of life
'n the comimiunity.

Besides his wife, he leaves two
laughters, Miss Roberita, and Doro­
thy, at home.

ilwo hnii’ii.a, a ooWbarn, fuKIy and' inod_
eiiily e(piip))o<l to take rare of 30
COWS, and lhe horsiel)arn«. qufickly
cairelit ami all three soon were (le­
st royed. Included in the loss were a
ill resiling mac-hine valued' at $2 0 0 0 ;
tractor on which Joiues recently had
expended $280 in repairs and several
other large pieces of farininyg and

̂ dairy equipment. All sm all outhuild-
I ings attached to the large barns also

tywere consumed. Several loads of lim e
’ had been drawn into the barn Tues­

day mioniing and Lorree Was in Him_
I md after another load when the fire

. started. The lime also is a total loss.
] i Dundee and Penn Yan fire com­

panies responded but were unable to
save the barns, the fire having gained
such headway and the supply of water
being inadequate. Two heifers w ere
rescued from the barns, a ll other live
stock being out in pasture.

The barns were part of B ellview
Dairy Farms, dialry and p asteuriz ing?
plant owned and operated by Mrs. |
Stevenson and brother, J. N elson
Jones, at Himrod. The owners carried
partial insurance.

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$20,000 Loss On Jones Farm ' ;
At Himrod to

Planning to hold a benefit dance i
\ for a neighbor w ho had beeu “burned j
, out” and making a trip to E lm ira to .
I get an orchestra to play for the dance, \

only to return home to find three
barns on their own property leveled!
by fire and facing a loss of approxi-

..y'lmately $’2 0 , 0 0 0 was the irouic sitna-P
(tion in which Mrs. M argaret J. Stev-]
enseott and brother, J. N elson Joiies,
prominent residents of Himrod, found
them selves Tuesday afternoon, May
10.

‘ j Mrs. Ray Lorree, w ife of the tenant
T on the Jones farm, w hich is know n

ROSE—At Clifton Springs Sanitarium
Friday, May 6 , Dr. John H. Rose,
oif Geneva.
Dr. Rose was the son of the late

Robert S. Rose, and grandison of John
N. Rose, who cam© from Virginia and ;
puirchased 1050 acre® of the Beddoe j
i'ract, ly in g east of th© w est branch
of Lake Keuka at Brauclliport. In 1838

' he built the stone m ansion which was
one of the beauty spots of that sec-

* tion for years and wiidch at present is
I Esperanza, Yates Coointy Ho(me, the
hanidisome building and property, sty-

: led after the Southern m ansions and
' landscaping, mow being 10-0 years old.
Por the past sevea'al years. Dr. R ose
and his w ife occupied The Chestnuts,
a part of tli© vast Rose estate, on the
shore of W est Branch, a® their sum ­
mer home. Dr. Rose wias a graduate of
Hobart College, Geneva, and studied
medicine in New YoYk City where he
began practice in 1894. Tw enty-five
years ago he retired and since has
Jived at 49*2 South Main Street, Ge­
neva. He leaves one sister, M iss Oath.

' erine N. M. Roise, of Penn Yan, and
i several nephews and nieces. Euneral
services were held Monday m orning I
at 11 o’clock at Trinity p p iscop a l
Church, Geneva^ w ith burial in that
city.
TWILIGER—At Penn Yan Sunday,

May 8 , Beldieu S. T w iliger, 64.
H e w as stricken w ith a h eart a t ­

tack and died suddenly a t h is home in
E ast Lake Road, Sunday n ight at
10:30 o’cllock. H e came from E lm ira
to Penn Yan in JOO'O and had been a
prom inent co/ntractoir and builder,
and m any pieces of new and rem od­
eled property in the resid en tia l and
business section s of v illage evidence
his suiperior oraftstmanship. H is son,
Rjaymond, had been associa ted w ith
him in the wonk fo.r the past several
years. He is survived by h is w ife, one
son, Raymond, of Penn Yan; one s is ­
ter, Mrs. Bddtih Barker, of D enver,
Colorado; tw o brotlhers, Lemian, of E l­
mira and Henry, of M oshierville, Pa.,
granddhiMren, nephewis and n ieces.
Funeral servdce® w ere held a t Cor­
coran funeral parlor, 102 E ast Main
Street, Thursday afternoon at 2:30
o ’clock, Rev.John E. W ootton, of St.
Mlark’s E piscopal Church, offi ciating.a s the “luipper farmj,” form erly the

5 George L. Jones farm, discovered the Burial in Lake View,
j’ fire in the center, or haiy barn, a t 1 :30

,o’clock Tuesday afternoon w hen she
I saw what resemlbled an explosion and
̂ shooting flames and sm oke up through

the roof of barn w hich im m ediately
■ iwas enveloped in flam es. The otibP'T-

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job. in e y are in red morocco, w ith th e
Boswell bookplate reproduced in gold
on th e cover. W ith in Is m arked in ­
delib ly th e fa c t th a t th c co n ten ts are
from th e collection purchased from th e
Ir ish castle .

“Lord T alb o t Is th e g rea t-g rea t g ran d ­
son o f Jam es Boswell,” said Colonel
Ish am . “The fam ily nam e, by th e way,
Is Jam es Boswell Talbot. He In h e rited
som e tim e ago th e an c ien t Boswell es­
ta te of A u ch ln lach C astle in Scotland .
He. a t t h a t tim e, being pos.5es.sed of
one o t th e o ldest an d m ost m ag n ificen t
e s ta te s m Ireland- M alahlde C astle—
h ad n o w ish to occupy A uchln lach . He
Journeyed th e re to Inspect th e c o n ten ts
an d to m ove su ch th in g s as he w ished
to ta k e to Ire lan d w ith h im .

“He th e n discovered th a t th e fam ous
ebony cab in e t, w hich Boswell re fers to
In h is w ill, was fu ll of p rivate p ap e rs as
Boswell h a d le f t It. This, w ith th e co n ­
te n ts , h e rem oved to M alahlde,

P ap ers In L um ber Room
“He also discovered o th e r p ap e rs In

B osw ell’s h a n d w ritin g sca tte red a b o u t
a d isu sed lu m b e r room In A u ch ln lach
C astle . T hese he ca refu lly g a th e red u p
an d took back w ith h im . These papers,
fo u n d In th e lu m b e r room, h a d su ffe red
m u ch fro m d am p an d m any of th em
fell to pow der on being to u ch ed . T h is
was ev id en tly th e fa te of h is m a n u ­
sc r ip t of ‘T h e Life of Jo h n so n ,’ only
som e th i r ty pages of w hich c lu n g to ­
g e th e r a t all.

"W hen h e arriv ed a t M alah lde w ith
th e se papers, th e ta sk of ex am in in g
th o rn w as b e g u n by th e fam ily . R ec­
o g n iz in g th e ir h is to rica l an d li te ra ry
Im p o rtan ce , L ord T a lb o t finally decided
to sell th e m to m e In th e h ope t h a t
th e y w ou ld be speedily p u b lish ed fo r
th e b en e fit of th e world.

“T h e p ap e rs consist, w ith few excep­
tio n s , of th e c o n te n ts of th e ebony c a b ­
in e t. T h e only m anusc^ript of a n y of
h la p u b lish e d w ork, w ith th e excep tion
of th e th i r ty pages of "T he L ife of
J o h n s o n ,” w as t h a t of “A ccoun t of C or­
s ica .” T h e m a n u s c r ip t Is In ex ce llen t
c o n d itio n a n d Is com plete . T h e t i t le
page, as w ell as th e re s t of th e book,
is d ra f te d In B osw ell’s ow n h a n d w r i t ­
in g .”

A fte r l is tin g th e co llec tion , so fa r as
It ha.5 b een in v es tig a ted , C olonel Ish a m
sa id :

R ecognizes "G re a t T ru s t”
“I look u p o n th is as a g rea t t r u s t . I

w ill give I t to th e w orld in th e b est
m a n n e r p o ss ib le .”

C o lla b o ra tin g w ith C olonel Ish a m ,
w ho is one of th e b e s t k n o w n o f th a
co llec to rs o f Bosw ell a n d J o h n s o n m a-
tex ial, w ill be G eoffrey S co tt, w ho h as
b u t re c e n tly p u b lish e d “A P o r t r a i t of
Z ellde .” Z elide w as o n e of th e w om en
W'ith w h o m B osw ell fe ll in love a f te r h e
W'as m arr ie d .

T h e co llec tio n w as a s to u n d in g to
.C olonel Ish a m , b u t h e w as n o t c o n ­
te n t w ith h is ow'n e s tim a te of i ts va lue .
W hile in E n g la n d h e show ed p a r ts of
i t to m a n y co llec to rs a n d a ll o f th e m
w ere a s to u n d e d . B u t th e le t te r s bore
th e B osw ell s ig n a tu re a n d th e u n s ig n e d
m a n u s c r ip ts w ere in h is h a n d w ritin g .
C h au n cey B. T in k e r, o f Y ale, p ro ­
n o u n c e d th e co lle c tio n th e g re a te s t
l i te ra ry d iscovery o f th e c e n tu ry .

T h e p a p e rs w ere lo ck ed in th e safe
of th e p u rs e r o f th e M ajes tic o n th e
w ay over a n d y e s te rd ay a f te rn o o n w ere
c a rr ie d to C olonel I s h a m ’s G len H ead
hom e.

“T h ey m a y b e d is s ip a te d by m y
h e irs ,” h e sa id , “b u t so lo n g as I live
th e y w ill r e m a in in ta c t . T h ey w ill a l ­
w ays be a v a ila b le to s tu d e n ts , ev en b e ­
fo re th e y a re re a d y fo r p u b lic a tio n ,
a n d as so o n as I can , I w ill give th e m
to th e w o rld .”

COON— Ât P en n Yan, Thursday, May i
19. H ow ard B. Coon, 43.
H e -svlas a W orld W ar veteran and

w as injured during h is y ea r’s service
overseas. A few years ago he wias s e ­
r iously in jured in an autom obile ac-
cidemt, w h ich tog eth er w ith h is W orld
W ar in ju ries, rendered' h im a’n in ­
valid and hastened h is death. H e leave®
h is m otlier, Mrs. O live Coon; one s is ­
ter, MDrs. H e len M. G riffiths; and a
neplhew, R odney G riffiths, a ll of
P enn Yan. F u n era l seiw ices w ere held
M onday a ftern oon a t 2:30 at the
hom e, lO'G Ohestnult Street. B urial in
Lake V iew cem etery .

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The B urnell .studio and Gu>’ S.
H am ilton received a s ig n a l honor a t
the recen t d isp lay of p h o to g rap h s
sponsored in R o ch es te r by th e N e w ,
York S ta te P h o to g ra p h y convention. |
A p o r tra it of D r. W a lte r G. H a lls te a d i
of Penn Yan, m ade by M r. H a m il to n ,;
wag one of th e very few from all over |
the s ta te , to receive honorab le men-1
tion. Selected by th e d isc rim in a tin g
judges as w o rth y of d is tin c tio n w ere
three o th e r p ic tu re s hy M r. H a m ilto n ,!
one of G eorge P eck , an o th e r of D r. i
Hans P. B erth e lsen and the th ird of
Miss L eah H icks, K eu k a college sen- i
ior. These m ay he seen on d isp lay i n )
the B urnell s tu d io w indow .

M rs. Anna Durr^* B eck er |
M iss Caroline D iirry j

D ouble fu n e ra l serv ices fo r tw o s is -1
te rs , Mr.g. A n n a D u rry B ecker, aged | .
79, an d M iss C aro line D urry , aged 65, j
who died w ith in six h o u rs of each oth-1 ;
or w ere held from th e ir C lin ton s tre e t I j
hom e T u esd a y a f te rn o o n a t 2:30
o’clock th e Rev. W a lte r A. H enricks,
p a s to r of th e P re sb y te r ia n church o f­
fic ia tin g w ith b u ria l in L ake View
cem etery .

B o th s is te rs w ere s tr ic k e n ab o u t a |
w eek ago w ith p n eu m o n ia from w hich .
th ey fa iled to ra lly , M rs. B ecker pass- !
in g aw ay S u n d ay m orn ing . M ay 22, a t I
1:30 o’clock and h e r s is te r . M iss Dur-1
ry, six h o u rs la te r a t 7:30 a. m. T h eir |
b ro th e r, Jo h n D u rry , w as also ill.

M rs. B ecker, w hose m aiden nam e
w as A n n a Louise D u rry , w as born in'!
th e tow n of Je ru sa le m Ju n e 11, 1858. j
In 1885 sh e w as m a rle d to A lfred I
S tep h en B ecker. U n til M r. B eck er’s |
d e a th in 1899 th ey m ade th e ir hom e |
on th e B eck er fa rm ab o u t tw o m iles i
w est o f-B e n to n C en ter. F ro m 1899 to >
1906 M rs. B eck e r lived in E lm ira and |
has since m ad e h er hom e a t 312
C lin ton s t r e e t w ith h e r b ro th e r and |
s is te r.

M iss C aro line D u rry w as ho rn in
the tow n of Je ru sa le m A u g u st 29,
1872.

B oth w ere d a u g h te rs of John, and
S a rah D u rry , w ell know n re s id e n ts of i
th e tow n of J e ru sa le m and descend- i
an ts of th e e a r ly s e tt le rs in th is sec-1
tion. T h e ir m a te rn a l g ra n d fa th e r w as !
Jo sep h H o p e to n B eaum ont, w ho w as I
given the n am e H op e to n because he |
w as th e f irs t w h ite child born in th e |
se ttle m e n t ca lled H opeton , lo c a te d !
n ea r w h a t is now D resd en in the tow n I
of T orrey . H is fa th e r , Ja m e s Beau-1
m ont, cam e to P h ila d e lp h ia a b o u t th e .
tim e of th e R evo lu tion , leav in g in
E ng land , a b ro th e r w ho w as a body­
g u ard to K ing G eorge II I . Jo seph
H opetcn B eau m o n t as a child f r e ­
quen tly acco m p an ied Je m im a W ilk in ­
son, the U n iv e rsa l F rien d , on h e r |
jou rn ey s th ro u g h th e new c o u n try ,!
the sm all boy rid in g in f ro n t of the|^
F rien d on th e sam e saddle.

T heir fa th e r , Jo h n Jo h n s to n D urry ,
w as descended on his m o th e r’s side
from Jaco b u s S to u te n b u rg h who w as
th e firs t s e t t le r in H yde P a rk . R ecen t-! '
ly P re s id e n t F ra n k lin D. R oosevelt I
unveiled a ta b le t in h is m em ory . H is :
w ife w as M a rg a re t T eller, a descend- i
an t of A nek Jan s , h is to rica lly k ncw n '
D u tch s e t t le r of N ew Y ork.

B oth s is te rs w ere life long m em - j
b e is of th e P re sb y te r ia n church . i

S urv iv ing a re a .sister, M rs. F r a n k '
Collin of B en ton ; a b ro th e r, Jo h n ;
B eau m o n t D u rry of P en n Y an. M rs. j
B eckei' is a lso su rv ived by tw o sons,
A lfred D u rry B eck er of B oston, j
M ass., and R alph Collin B eck er of j
M aplew ood, N. J .; a s te p -d a u g h te r ,
M rs. S a ra h B. W a lk e r of St. P e te rs - ,
burg , F la .; and th re e g ra n d c h ild re n ,! .
A lfred D u rry B ecker, jr., N an cy | ]
B ecker, and C lare B eck er of P en n i
Yan. i

E d ito r C h ro n ic le-E x p ress:
L a s t w eek a re m in d e r w as p rin te d

in th e C h ro n ic le -E x p ress th a t ju s t
30 y e a rs ago th e S o ld ie rs’ an d S a il­
o r s ’ m o n u m en t in th e C o u rt H ouse
p a rk w as unveiled. W ould i t n o t be
a f i t t in g tim e to re s to re th e p a rk to
i ts a t t r a c t iv e ap p e a ra n c e a t th a t
tim e by rem ov ing th e cannon, a f te r ­
w a rd s p laced th e re , w hich d e tra c t so
g re a t ly from th e d ig n ity of th e m on­
u m e n t? T hese a re a g re a t eyesore
to all vvho p ass th e p a rk , w hich
m ean s everyone g o in g th ro u g h th e
v illage as w ell a s to th o se of us liv ­
in g h e re who see th e p a rk daily .

A m ore im p o r ta n t co n sid era tio n ,
how ever, is to rem ove fro m th e ch il­
d re n 's b ack g ro u n d th e se g rim r e ­
m in d ers of co n flic t w hich w ill n o t be
e ra d ic a te d from th e w orld u n til we
s to p b rin g in g up th e r is in g g e n e ra ­
tio n on th e b a rb a ric in s tim m en ts of
w a rfa re .

L O U IS E A. E L S W O R T H ,
P en n Y an.

M ay 22, 1938.

M rs. M ary H u r lb u tt
(F ro m P u lte n e y C o rresp o n d en t)

M rs. M ary H u r lb u tt died S a tu rd a y
m orn ing , M ay 28th, a t th e hom e of
M rs. E n a B a te s in P le a s a n t V alley,
w here she h ad been liv ing fo r som e
tim e. She v.'as 85 y e a rs old. She w as
a re s id e n t of P u lte n ey fo r m an y
y ea rs . She h ad been in v ery poor
h e a lth fo r som e tim e . A side from
nephew s th e re a re no n e a r su rv iv ­
in g re la tiv e s . T he fu n e ra l wa® held
from th e hom e of M r. an d M rs. O r-
ba B u rtc h in B ra n c h p o rt T u esd a j
w ith in te rm e n t in B ra n c h p o r t cem e­
te ry .

C o u rtesy B u rn e ll S tudio
M rs. R iithe,rford M. O tis

A re s id en t of B ra n c h p o rt is th e new
re g en t of G u-y a-n o -g a ch a p te r, / h e
fo u r th to serve since the local c h a p te r
of th e D a u g h te rs of the A m erican
R evo lu tion w as es tab lish ed 16 y ea rs
ago. A d escen d an t of L ie u te n a n t-
Colonel Jo h n L a ird and M ajo r Jo h n
F in ley , M rs. O tis w as the g ra n d ­
d a u g h te r of D r. F le tc h e r H am m ond,
in h onor of w hose fam ily H am m o n d s­
p o rt received its nam e. D r. H am m ond

HOSE—A t h e r hom®, 223 Shepparci
S tree t, F rid ay , M ay 27, M rs. M ary
Rose, 89.
She w as b o rn in B ngrand , n e a r Lon­

don, oom ing to A m erica w ith h e r p a r ­
en ts w h en ^ e w as fo u r y e a rs old.
She w as th e d a u g h te r of C h arles Bed-

I doe, a m em ber o f th e fam ily w hich
se ttled in Jernsia lem a t B ran ch p o rt,
an d fo r w hom th e la rg e lan d h o ld ings
know n a s th e B eddoe T ra c t w ere
nam ed. She is su rv iv ed by one son,
B enam in A. R ose; one d au g h te r,
M rs. WilMam A. Conkldni, bo th of
P en n Yan. F u n e ra l serv ices w ere held
a t W atlkins fu n e ra l hom e, 139 S ta rk
A venue. T u esd ay a f te rn o o n a t 2:06
o ’c lock an d a t 2:36 oclock a t St.
M ark ’s Episcopial C hurch , Rev. Jo h n
E. Wooitton, re c to r , o ffic ia ting . B u ria l
in L ake View. She w as th e w idow of
H e n ry V. Hose, of P en n Yan.
HOLLEY—^At P e u n Yan, T uesday

morming. M ay 31, E d g a r J . H olley ,
71.
±ie had serv ed os h rakeanan on th e

New Y ork C en tra l R a ilro ad fo r 42
y ea rs , th e g re a te r p o rtio n on th e
P e n u Y an-D resden division . Ju ly 14,
19'37, h e re tire d . F o r th e p a s t sev e ra l
m on ths, h e had been in ill h ea lth .
H e leaves h is w ife. M rs. G race H oi- .
ley ; one d au g h te r , M rs. F an n ie K no-I
bles, R o c h es te r ; one son, C lin ton E.
HoMey, of P e n u Y au. F u n e ra l se rv ices ,
w ere held T h u rsd a y a f te rn o o n a t 2:30
o ’clock a t th e hom e, 219 C lin tou
S tree t, Rev. W a lte r A, H euriclcs, of
F i r s t P re s b y te r ia n C hurch , dfifiiciat- j 1
ing. B u ria l in L ake View . '

HARRI'SON—I n 'i 'o rrey S a tu rd a y
m orninig, Mlaty 28, J o h n P . H a rr iso n ,

’ 71.
F o r m an y y e a rs h e w as one of th e

b e s t k n o w n co n tirao to r-o a rp en te rs iu
th is seotiou . H e leaves h is w ife, M rs.
Auma H arrison t; one son, F ra n k ; tw o
d au g h te rs , M rs. M errille ConTe\% a t
w hoso hom e h e died, a n d M rs. F re d ,,
M ashcw ske, a ll of P e n n Y an ; s e v e ra l ,
g randch ild iren a n d th re e g r e a t -g r a n d -1
ch ild ren . F u n e ra l se rv ic e s w e re h e ld p
T u esd ay a f te rn o o n a t th e Conley
hom e, Rev. E. B u tte rfie ld , of D re s d '^
M. E. C hurch , o ffic ia ting . B u ria l in
L ak e V iew

T. D w ig h t B rig d cn
T. D w ig h t B rig d en , ag e d 51, scion

of th e fa m ily w h ich e s ta b lish e d th e
B rig d en ra n c h in n o r th e a s t P a s a d e n a
in e a r ly days, d ied u n ex p e c ted ly fro m
a h e a r t a t t a c k e a r ly S a tu rd a y m o rn ­
ing, A p ril 30th, a t h is hom e in Los
A ngeles, 1119 G ra n d V iew av en u e .
H e w as a p p a re n tly in good h e a lth th e
d ay before.

M r, B rig d en w as th e son of A lb e r t
an d H elen L. W h ita k e r B rig d en , b o th |
fo rm e r re s id e n ts of P e n n Y an. T im -,
o th y B rig d en an d G en era l A. F . ;
W h ita k e r w ere h is g ra n d p a re n ts . T he
P a s a d e n a S ta r N ew s re p o r te d :

"A lth o u g h he h a d m ad e h is hom e
in Los A nge les fo r m a n y y ea rs , he
s till ow ned p ro p e r ty in P a sa d e n a , i
p a r t of th e a n c e s tra l ra n c h w h e re he !
w as born . H e w as a son of th e la te !
A lb e r t B rig d en ; a nephew of th e la te !
M rs. J . S. C ran k of th is c ity , w hose !
h u sb an d b u ilt th e f i r s t ra id ro a d in
P asa d e n a . H e w as, a lso a n ep h ew of !
M elville T im o th y W h ita k e r of L os i
A ngeles, a b ro th e r- in - la w of Ju d g e
R. M o rg an G a lb rca th of t h a t c ity . !

"H e is su rv iv ed by h is w ife, M rs. ■
Ur’sttla P. Bi igdon, an d tw o nieces, t
H elen L ouise an d M ary E liz a b e th
G a lb rc a th .”

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Describes Background And Life Of
Jemima Wilkinson, Universal Friend

b 'ors.'ik ing h e r oceups tio n s s.s
norm n) gi?) -in th e c ircu n i.s tan ees ,
sh e h ad enjoyecl, .Ternima W ilk in - I
5jon beeaiT'.e th o f ln iv e rsa i b’rient!
an d co n tin u e d p re a c h in g d e sp ite 1
c r itic ism s , o s tra .u s n, p e rs e c n ti ri
an d s to n in g . Her' fo llow ers v/er* '̂
n o t n e u ro tic s , sa id M r. H o tte r.
A m o n g th f .n w e re ,Ti d g c W illiam
P o tte r , th e B o ts fo 'ds, TTaHiav/ay.s.
D a y to n s , {Stone‘>, H u n ts , In g ra m ':
an d S ir R ichar-ds all fin e N ew ;
E n g la n d fa m iiie s . '

T h e s to ry o f th e m a n y w ho in- i
l i s t e d on follow i-’ig lie r w h en .she ;
w e n t to P h iJad e ph ia an d f in a l lv ‘
in to th is sec tio n . i.s w ell to ld , sa id
M r. P o tte r ', in th e h i.s to rica l n o '/-
el, J e iu s a le m th e G olden , w r i t te n
hy R o b e r t P . S t. J o h n o f Blii.T '
P o in t.

N a tu r a l ly , he ad d ed , th e y met,
o p p o s itio n fro m th e Q u a k e rs , ;
s in ce her- te a c h in g s d iv e rg e d fro m '
t h e i r e s ta b l is h e d d o c tr in e . A
M e th o d is t c h a p e l w a s o p en e d to
h e r a n d d u r in g th e W a r o f th e
R e v o lu t io n , so m e m e m b e rs o f a

/VB

Copy of P a in tin g of Jem im a W 'iikinson

e
U Arnold Potter of Penn Yan ad

dressed Penn Yan R otarians Tues
ty day noon describing the back

̂ ground and life of Jem im a Whl
to kinson, the Universal Friend, wh;
tos was one of the leaders in settling

this section of N ew York state
Taking his inform ation from re-
search, letters of the Friend left
to the fam ily and in /r m a tio n

"ty handed down by his grandfather,
Mr. P otter gave his interpretation,
which proved so interesting that
the club asked him to continue
his talk on January 16th.

F re n c h co n rrn 's s io n . sem .
c o u n try , d ro p p e d in a t h e r s e r ­
v ices fo r a la i 'k . b u t c a m e aw ay
d e e p ly im p re s s e d , le a v in g a w r i t
te n re c o rd o f th e p e r s o n a l m a g
n e t is m o f th e F r ie n d a n d th e s in
c e r i ty o f h e r m e s s a g e - a g r e a
t r i b u t e c o m in g f ro m R o m a n C a th ­
o lics a n d o ff ic ia ls o f a fo r e ig r
c o u n try . '
P e n n Y a u F o u n d e r J o in s

I t w a s th e r e t h a t sh e m e t D a
v id W a g e n e r . fo u n d e r o f P e n r
Y a n . T h e in f lu e n c e a n d w e a l th o
th i s a s t u t e b u s in e s s m a n helpec

' h e r c a u s e g r e a t ly .
Because .'-f the bittm- feeling ii

Philadelphia m any from ■ a?
well as m any from Ne "’'"c
came with her to tl
Thi.s mig'iMtion provecto
said Mr. Potter. For Gei .
ivan had just been through -
n his m assacre and the Indians

yere raging under the injuries
nd injustices of his conquest. On-
y at Fort N iagara and Oswego
vere there other w hites, and
hese were m ostly R oyalists since
:he forts were in the hands of the
ty ilish . B y absolutely fair and

, Friendly treatm ent she won the
. cam e from a tine fami(.ecpeci, and help of the Seneca
vvith E nglish nobility as a baclp-.(3jans.
ground. Her father, Jerem iah Wi' The "phelps and Gorham pur-
kinson, w as a m em ber of whajhase w as a speculation that

rViii

\
would now be called the sta te U would m ake Florida real esta te
islature. Born in 1758, Jem i
W ilkinson in 1776 w"as affli
w ith a plague, brought to

, com m unity by a prison ship
! from which som e 600 in that
' gion died.

ed
le-

dealers look like pikers, said Mr.
P otter. She and her follow ers,
however, took from them a deed,

I such as it w as. in the 183C’s anc'
headed north, first locating on the
v/est shore of Seneca lake at C ity

W atchers thought her deac|® Hill, south of Dresden., On the
the absence of skilled medicalty i Lake K euka outlet nearby they
they were preparing her for | estab liihed the first grist m ill in
ial when she regained consc:
ness. From that tim e on until

ts.
u-

V ery unfortunately, said Mr.

et
Potter, m ost residents of th is'

: ’s :
com m unity have established their
opinion of the Friend on deliber-

’ : ate lies about a fine woman,
spread by David Hudson. Only 19

Viic- “h istory” werevolum es of his
„ printed, it being supressed by the

courts. He adm itted in court that
jg j he did not know and had never
J seen Jem im a W ilkinson except as
g ; he m et her tw ice on business er- | "

rands. Later his “h istory” w as re- j ’■
printed in B ath and copied in the ' ^

Friend had com e a t God’s c'"
' mand to prc^ach a gospel, U

The m ain point for us to ^
ciider and for hundreds of Y f
;ounty residents w hose a n c e sf

cam e here as her follow)
stressed Mr. P otter, is th at ■'
sincerely believed this. I hi
never been able to find any sf

Y ates County C hronicle years ago.
Mr. P otter said he had over 50
letters in w’hich the w alk ing on

\ ' w ater incident and other such
I stories w ere repudiated.

Came From F in e F am ily

this part of the country and built I
_____ ___ ____ ___ S'- : roads. Later they m oved w e st :

! death, .she testified , apparentlj.^- about ten m iles to estab lish th eir
ing thoroughly convinced j new Jerusalem . |
Jem im a W ilkinson had died I 'Dther S ettlers Foilo'wsd i
gone on and th at the Univc i Their courage and succas.s

brought others to th is part of the
state; thc V- ?.dsworth.s, Coloiie]
R ochester, e Pier fo llow ers
prospered and Licir land becam e
very valuab le— w hich led to envy.
Som e w ere not en tire ly sym p ath e­
tic w ith tw o Sundays in a w eek.
O thers w ere not as advanced in
their th in k in g as she and d issen-

■ gestion th at she w as not sinci | follcvve'd, lead ing to d ispute
in her belief or th a t she ev held by individual
doubted. This conviction w as t leaders in the nam e of the soc iety ,
im pelling m otive for her from th ^ follow ed and som e

' m.embers w ere rejected .
S tarted Preacher ...... .......................

xTj-ii liivuiia tor tive yea s, su
fering from dropsy, t h ) Friend
died a t i’he home, now . ccupied;
by the lartin fam ily, in Jerusa-!
lem tovv'iiship, on July 1 , 1819, atii

! the age of 61. She requested thatt
I she be buried secretly , like Moses.)
feelin g that her life and acts dur-‘
ing life were all she wished to

I'eave for the people to judge her
'by. In accordance w ith th e s e :
w ishes, said Mr. Potter, her body
w as later buried secretly. The lo­
cation of her grave, m any of her
no.perc and a portrait vvhich she
le ft are cherished by the fam ily
n.ncl kept by thorn privately.

Later Mr. P otter promised to
tell more about the Friend, who

. W as a stron g believer in tem per­
ance. freedom of slaves and wom ­
a n ’s rights.

The adv’ertisem ents are your
guide to efficient spending.

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ni. -■s.iiii.
:ira. v axl». juimiw

toi* ¥4

“V J i. r̂ .

• TU L S I >.i V, M A n C I I 2 3 , 1830 .

5t
lo r t!ic I'tJortg.igcos.

H
jy iO R T G H G E S A L E .

Y v i i t u e o l‘ ;• IVlorlg;i:.e e x e c u t e d
by M ilton F in c h to Isnnc S p e n c e r ,

'1 r* iiMirer ct' the state ol Conneciiciit ,
dated the e igh teen th cay oj J< i \ . » i -3
thousand eight luindrcd and twenty
and recurdeil in the otTK e ot ttu* < 1‘ "Is
o i 'lhe county of Yates, and for defai' )f
pay m ent of eighty eight dollars and tt,
ty th re e cents o f principal and in le n st
due at the date hereof, the premises d es­
cribed in said M ortgage, as “ Ail lliat
certa in tract or parcel o f land situate in
the town of Middlesex and coufity of

‘S 'Y a te s , being sixty eight acres situated oe
le

rt-

tl e west pai't of east lot nn m h er six in th»i,
tilth range o f Farm s, after one hnm ireil
acres is taken from the east p.iri occnpiv d

i by V osburgh , he the same m o re or le.-s.’*
I W ill he sojd at public vendue on tlie first
day of Ju n e , nex t, at 2 o’clock v m. at
the Inn now kep t by .Augustus T o r ry
in the village <)f Ku?hviUe. Dated, CaU'
andaigua. 2nd D e c e m b e r , 1829,

ISA A C S P E N G E l l . 'I’re n su re r
of the state of C oanec ticu

H , F . P e n k ie l d , A t to rney . 6m6t

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, BELI.J— A t R o ch este r , S unday , Jan .
-i i 14, Herbert E. Bell, 73.

He was a native ot Yates County
and for many years a lesident of
Penn Yan. Born in Itaiy, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Charles E. Bell, Mr. Bell
came to Penn Yan at an early ago
and spent the greater part of his
life here, his father having seiwed
as village superintendent of welfarel
for several terms. In his early years,i
Mr. Bell was employed in the tailor­
ing and men’s furnishing store of
Clark and McAdams and later was!
manager of the Yates Lyceum Thea­
tre, located in rear of stores on tho
east side of Main Street and one of
the state’s leading playhouses until
it was destroyed by fire about 30
years ago. Until a few years ago
when illness made it impossible foi'<
him longer to continue his duties, hei
served as clerk at the Knapp Hotel,
He leaves his wife, Margaret Dolan
Bell, of Rochester, formerly of Penn
Yan. Funeral services were held all
Corcoran funeral home, 102 East
Main Street, Tuesday with burial in
St. Michael’s cemetery.

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T A L K IN G PO L IT IC S — As e lec t io n
d ra w s n e a r , p o li t ic s in Y a te s C o u n ty
is b e in g d i sc u sse d b y b o th p a r t ie s .
R e p u b l ic a n s , in u p p e r p h o to , f r o m le f t
a re : R o b e r t Q u ig ley , 3 5 th D is t r ic t c a n ­
d id a te ; Y a te s C o u n ty A s s e m b ly m a n
F r a n k R. T a y lo r a n d L t. Gov. M alco lm

W ilson . L o w e r p h o to , f r o m le f t : D e m ­
o c ra ts T h o m a s Q u e n a n , c a n d id a te fo r

s h e r i f f ; Y a te s C o u n ty C h a i r m a n J a m e s
C a r ro l l ; I rv in g R . S te v e n s , 5 0 th Dis- v£)
t r i c t S ta te S e n a te c a n d id a te , a n d Ar- ^
t h u r G r if f i th s . T h e g ro u p s of c a n d i - ^
d a te s w e re p h o to g r a p h e d a t P e n n Y an . ^

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