Press – Wednesday
November 1, 1911
- Wm. Turnbull was a caller in Gouverneur last
- Leo Pound of Watertown was home on a short visit
- Jerome O’Brien of Gouverneur spent a few days on
his farm last week making some repairs. He also assisted in the farm
shores and when he pulled on a pair of up grade overalls and a blue toga
he could yell “come boss” just as handy as he did ten years ago.
- Bert Simons is spending the week with his brother, James,
- A goodly number of people gathered at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Elmer Jones last Friday evening and gave them a surprise
before they moved away it being the 14th anniversary of their
wedding. Their friends presented them with a purse of $15 and just about
that time Chas. O’Hara of South Hammond, had his violin in
readiness and said, ircle to the Left”. Nuff said. It was a case of
- Last Wednesday evening 40 neighbors and friends of George
Phalen gathered as the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Phalen,
on the O’Brien farm, and gave him a genuine surprise, the occasion
being the 27th birth anniversary of the only child of the
household. After hearty congratulations had been extended by the merry
party, their surprised host was presented with a valuable Gillette safety
razor and complete shaving outfit as a remembrance of the happy occasion
in the days to come. It will be well enough to mention that this birthday
party was not one of those old fashioned sit still and look wise affairs,
it differed greatly to the satisfaction of all present as Chas O’Hara
of South Hammond was on hand with his orchestra which is famed throughout
this section and the young merrymakers soon found themselves stepping
lively to the tune of “Put On Your Old Grey Bonnet,” and it is unnecessary
to say that the evening was most enjoyably spent.
- Charles Pound, our popular Central telephone
manager, who in season is one of the extensive fur buyers of this section,
is prepared to deal with the trappers and hunters of this section
throughout the season which opens today, Wednesday, and closes March 15,
so far as mink, skunk and muskrat are concerned. Mr. Pound ships
to a firm in the southwest and as he is an expert judge of furs he has no
trouble in securing a ready market for all that he can buy.
Johnstown Road –
- Reuben Jennings will move his family Nov. 1 to the
farm owned by Frank Farmer of Gouverneur, situated below Elmdale. Mr.
and Mrs. Jennings have resided on the Pierce farm on this road
for the past five years, and have made many friends who regret their
departure, yet all wish them the best of success in their new home. Mr.
Newvine will move to the farm vacated by Mr. Jennings.
- Billie Hockey who is ill with typhoid fever, is
doing as well as can be expected.
- The many friends of Mrs. G. B. Johnston will be
glad to learn that she is improving daily.
Pierces Corners –
- Mrs. George Bayne and two children from Heuvelton,
also Mrs. Smithers visited Mrs. Bailey’s parents, Mr. and
Mrs. G. B. Scott, a few days last week.
- Thomas Harmer was given a post card shower on
Monday, it being his eightieth birthday. He received 154 beautiful cards
besides many presents including a sum of money. Mr. Harmer is the
oldest mail carrier in the United States having carried mail on the Heuvelton
and Macomb route for over 40 years and only gave up this work two years
ago. His many friends wish him many more happy birthdays.
- William Stanton has rented a farm in Rossie and
will move there within a few days.
- John Brown is now agent for the Advance Engine Co.
Anyone wishing to buy would do well to consult Mr. Brown.
- Mr. Harmer wishes to thank his many friends who
remembered him on his birthday with cards and also for the many presents
- Mrs. Robert Tully is spending a few days with Mrs.
- George Mills is suffering from poisoning in his
- Mrs. S. J. Washburn stopped to call on Mrs. E.
A. Downing, one day last week and left her horse standing beside the
door. After having a social chat for some time she discovered that her
horse had disappeared. Thinking it might be at the barn they began
searching. After awhile it was found peacefully grazing on a hill some
- Ada Washburn spent over Sunday in Gouverneur.
- Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Washburn entertained relatives
from North Gouverneur on Sunday.
- Edna Chase has been spending a few days at A. M.
Moving seems to be the order of the day. There seems to be quite
a lot of changing around. Thomas Phalen left last Monday for Copenhagen
where he bought a farm. Frank Weaver goes on Henry Harland’s farm;
Earl Tait on Mrs. Wm Lawyer’s farm; James Simons on Nathan
Frank’s farm and Clinton Bailey on Elmer Fishbeck’s farm.
Mr. and Mrs. James Murton are rejoicing over the arrival
of a baby girl, born Oct 23.
Loren Washburn had the misfortune to lose a fine horse
Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Finley spent last Sunday at Gouverneur.
Mr. and Mrs. George Fox have returned home after spending
a couple of weeks in New York city and Warrensburg.
John Mills spent last Sunday with his brother David at
Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Raven visited at Thomas Phalen’s last
Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Hutton and family and Mrs. X. L.
Finley were guests at Robert Hutton’s last Thursday.
Harry Harvey, Lloyd Hutton and Carl Finley spent
last Saturday and Sunday at Gouverneur.
Lota and Mary Hall spent last Friday and Saturday
at their uncle Eugene Turnbull’s.
Mr. and Mrs. Loren Washburn and family spent last Saturday
at Wm Murton’s.