Gouverneur Free Press
- Wednesday, April
- Lecture by Amasa Thornton in the Congregational
Church Saturday night. Subject “A Few Days in the Shadow of St. Peter”.
- D. D. Wilson is spending a few days at Ogdensburg
- Mrs. George H. Newcombe of Oswegatchie, is spending
a few weeks with relatives in town.
- Ed McIntosh went to Richville Friday to commence
his summer’s work in a cheese factory.
- H. L. Wilson, of Ogdensburg, spent Saturday and
Sunday in town.
- Mr. Moses Ricket, after a lingering illness parted
from this life into the life beyond, Thursday, March 29th at 11 o’clock. The funeral was held from his residence Sunday at 11, Rev. Mr. Way, of
Rensselaer Falls officiating, assisted by the resident pastors, Revs.
Rowley and Wilds. Mr. Rickett was very much respected.
He was a deacon in the Congregational church having been a member of the
church here for 45 years. He was seventy five years old and leaves a
wife, three children and five grandchildren. Among those from out of town
who were present at the funeral were: J. S. Rickett, of Jamacia, Vt;
Alec Rickett, Ora Sisson and Miss May Rickett of Great Bend;
B. F. Rickett and wife, Mrs. Rogers and Miss Setree, Mr.
and Mrs. Jas. Mayne, Edgar Smithers, Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Wilson and Mr.
and Mrs. L. N. Rickett, of Heuvelton, and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Rounds
- On Friday, March 30th, occurred the death of
the baby boy of Mr. Jos. Feildson, aged 2 years and 13 days. The
funeral was held Monday at 12:30 o’clock, Rev. Wilds officiating.
- Rev. Walter Mitchell left this place last week for
his new home.
- Rev. F. H. Lewis goes to conference soon.
- No service at the Presbyterian Church this Sunday.
- Many are pleased at having the mail come one day sooner.
- Our merchants are busy in their business. Butter wil soon
cease coming in except a few dairies which make the year round.
- OxBow factory commences this week to make cheese.
- Sugar parties are frequent.
- Robins are here; harbingers of Spring.
- Mrs. Cole has gone to Antwerp to live.
- Pyrites mine is soon to start. A diamond drill will be
used. The men are waiting who were engaged at the start. This mine
proves better as it is excavated. All are hoping that this mine will
prove a wealth as it advances.
- Grasshoppers at this time of year are unusual. Your correspondent
saw three live ones about half grown, brought from the sugar bush as
lively as their nature is, were hoping around on the south side of the
hill quite at home.
- Mrs. Ella Freeman, of Talcville, visited friends in
this place a few days last week.
- Mrs. Nettie Gordon and Mrs. W. Dean visited
friends in Edwards last week.
- Mrs. E. Ingerson returned home Thursday from
visiting her sister, Mrs. D. Loop of Russell.
- Miss Vera VanOrnum is visiting friends in Talcville.
- The cheese factory in this place is an ensured fact: The
cheese maker, Mr. Robt. E. Mills of Richville, has begun to make
arrangements to open the factory the first of May.
- The VanOrnum Brothers are making extensive
preparations to make sugar on the Fox tract. We understand they are to
tap two thousand trees.
- The lumbermen are beginning to break camp. W. Bird finished
his job last week. Irwin Dean who has cut and drawn near three
million feet has finished his job and moves out of the woods next week.
Soon the logs will be going down the river to their several destinations.
- Several of this place are now on the sick list
- Patsey Brown is home on a visit from Watertown for
reason of the shut down in the brake shop where he has been employed.
- Our school will close next week for a vacation of one
- Cecil Hewlett has returned from a visit at the home
of his father in Canton
- Miss Carrie Reed and her sister Lulu of Edwards,
made a visit at the home of Mrs. L. H. Mitchell last Saturday.
Newton Falls –
- W. River, foreman in the pulp mill, leaves here for
Carthage Wednesday. His men made him a present of a very nice gold watch
and chain, a token of love and esteem.
- There are six cases of diphtheria in town. We are blessed
up here in the woods with a good doctor. He has not lost a case of
diphtheria and there has been a number of cases the past year.
- Mrs. H. N. Scott of Hermon, is visiting at W.
- Eddie Kernish left for the hospital at Watertown to
have his foot doctored. He had the misfortune to smash one of his toes
about two weeks ago.
- The M. E. Church society will hold a donation April 6th,
at the G. A. R. hall; proceeds to be applied on the minister’s salary.
- A lady and child of Newton falls, came to the town the
past week to visit Mrs. James Pearsons and had been here but a
short time when the child was taken sick. Drs. Culver and Butler
were called and pronounced it diphtheria. The child died the
following morning and the mother is sick with the same disease, but is
doing as well as could be expected. The Pearson’s house and store are
- Mrs. A. G. Harris has returned from Utica where she
has been learning the new ideas in trimming and selection spring
- Ed North and Chas. Burrows have moved from Antwerp
to their respective homes at this place.
- The new village board have met and reappointed Wm Fraker
for clerk and H. D. Crandall board of health officer full term;
Nelson Mantle, Police.
- Mrs. Will O’Hara and Miss Jennie have been
spending a few days at Trenton, the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Henry
- Miss Dora Hull spent Sunday at Gouverneur, the
guest of Miss Stella Sprague.
- Miss Sophia Wheater visited at I. J.
Fuller’s last week.
- Miss Pearl Clark is visiting her grandparents.
- Miss Wilson of Gouverneur spent Sunday with W.
G. Clark and family.