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Business in Corning
The following establishments lists have been provided by Chas. R. Quick, of the Express Office, for the following establishments of the business places in the village. It gives a variety that is surprising and shows in the language of the lamented Dyer that Corning is destined to rise. It is as follows.
Three capacious RR Repair shops, 2 Foundry, and Machine shops. 1 Flint Glass Factory and Glass cutting establishment. 10 Hotels. 2 Sash and blind Factories, 2 Planing Mills. 1 Extensive Carriage Manufactory. 1 Wagon shop.. 7 Churches. 3 Banks, 1 Savings Bank and Exchange Office. Gas Works, 1 Mill for Sawing stone Pillars, slabs and Monuments. 1 Stream Flouring Mill. 1 Plaster Mill. Also a Stream and water flouring Mill. Plaster and saw mill adjoin gin the village. 2 Livery Stables. 5 practicing Allopathic Physicians. 1 homeopathic, I Eclectic or Botanic.
3 Dentists. 2 Veterinary Surgeons. 2 breweries, 1 opera house, 2 fire Engines Houses.2 Fire Engine Companies, 2 Horse Companies, and I Hook and Ladder Company, 3 Fancy Goods stores. 3 Insurance Offices., 10 Lawyers., 1 Court House, 7 Milliner shops, 4 dressmakers, 4 Paint shops, 1 Salt Arsenal, 1 bookstore, 2 News Offices, 5 Barber shops, 1 Christory of the Scottish Rite in Masonary, 1 Chapter of Royal Arch Masons, 1 Masonic Lodge. 1 Odd Fellows Lodge, 1 Division of the Sons of Temperance. 1 Shingle Factory, 1 Marble Shop, 1 Hoop skirt factory, 1 Ware House, 3 Liquor Stores. 8 Harness Shops, 2 Undertakers, 3 Cabinet Ware Rooms, 1 Express Office, 1 Steam Bakery, and Candy Manufactory. 1 Bakery. 1 Retail Coal Yard. 4 Wholesale Coal yards. 3 Hardware Stores. 8 shoe Stores. and 4 shoe shops. 1 Whole sale Grocery Store. 5 Dry goods Store. 3 Jewelry Stores. 2 Drug Stores. 6 Clothing Stores. 10 Grocery Stores. 2 Printing Office. 1 Billiard room. 2 Meat Markets. 4 Cigar Factory. 27 Lager Beer and Liquor Saloons. 3 Gun shops. 4 Blacksmiths Shops. 2 Passenger and Freight Depots. 1 Union School House. 2 Select School houses. 1 Flour sack factory.
Last Wed. afternoon the house of Lyman M. Hardenburgh of Caton took fire from the chimney and was burned. Quite a portion of the contents were consumed. Mr. H loses about $600. over insurance. he was to have a vendue the next day being about to remove to West Hurley.
Jas. P. Taylor Esq. was appointed postmaster at Blossburg.
Mr. Taylor was a very popular P M. under Lincoln's administration and lost
his head because he would not Johnsonize.
Benjamin Chambers an old gentleman living a short distance west of the city of Binghamton fell and broke his thigh bone last Sat.
A girl about 14 yrs old daughter of Otis Wells of Upper Lisle Broome Co. was assaulted by two young villains on the night of the 19th ult. while returning home.
The Pratsburgh Advertiser
Wesley Gelder while assisting his father in killing a beef had his leg broken on e bone at the ankle joining and the other four inches above by the animal falling upon it.
A young man son of T E Gillett of this village received a kick in the face from a young horse which had was leading to water.
A wagon filled with children going to S s Picnic in Phelps Ontario Co broke through a ridge. Several children were much bruised and who had an arm broken.
O E Lacy of Corning is building a bridge over the Geneseo River at Wellsville.
-Wellsville is to have a Cavalry Co of the Grant Invincible. An Infantry Co has been formed.
A wigwam is to be built at Wellsville.
H S Hudson shipped ten crates of grapes ripened in Aug. They were Hartford Prolific.
The new organ for the Pres. Church of Watkins is to be put up this week. An organ Concert will be given soon.
A drove of four thousand sheep passed through Watkins for the east.
Last monday Evening three story brick stores were burned on Water St. Elmira. They were occupied by J Anhalt and CO. Mrs. G haas and S C Brownell said Co. losses of the two latter were but partially covered by insurance. A Mrs. Parker was upstairs in the building occupied by mrs. Haas and before she could gain the street, was nearly suffocated to death by the smoke. She was carried out insensible.
The house and barns of John G Burritt on the back road from Elmira to Horseheads were burned. But partially insured.
The STeuben Courier
states that John White Jr. late of the Park Hotel has become Proprietor of the Clinton Saloon under the bank of Bath.
George G Kellogg is proprietor of the Eagle Hotel Addison
Steuben Co NY.
The Corning Journal
Sylvester Gillett lost an excelled cow recently by eating the after growth of clover. This should teach Mr. Gillette not to eat after growth of clover any more.
That's so We should have stated thus that the cow ate the clover.
Fire in the barn in Lindley Steuben Co on Thurs. Morning destroyed the barn of Mr. Thomas Carry together with its contents consisting of wheat's, oats, hay, etc. the fire was started bu a lantern, by Mr. Carry on a pile of stake. There was insurance on barn, nothing on contents. Loss above insurance is $1,00-$1,500.
A Texan named Ben. Griffith through the energy of a sheriff he now ornaments a rustic graveyard.
Wash your trees with lye a dozen times a year to prevent mistimed form grubs, worms, and all sorts of pestilential infections.
Every soldier who after being educated at the expense of the Government deserted the lad of his country and took up arms against it, was a Democrat.
A man in clyde ate forty raw clams the other day. it threw him into convulsions and he was soon a cold and clammy corpse.
The Southern Democracy forbade their slaved to learn to read and now use their enforced ignorance as an arguments for contented enslavement.
Every cut throat and murderer who shot down and starved
defenseless Union prisoners of war was a Democrat.
Mrs. Homer Mardner/Madier and her daughter of Benton and Miss
Devoe of Lyone started from Benton in a carriage for Lyons. In going
through _____ the poled of of the carriage dropped and the horses began to run. the carriage was capsized in turning a corner. Mrs. M and Miss Devoe were protected by the top and were not seriously hurt. Miss Mariner struck the curb stone and was taken up insensible and her life was despaired of.
The Penn Yan Chronicle states that Miss J V. Crow now teaching at Grand Haven Mich. had a limb broken by being thrown from a buggy.
The Chronitical states that Rev. B F. Bradford
formerly of the M E> church join this conference, had been installed as
pastor of the Congregational Church at CHarlotte Mich. some years ago he
was pastor of the M E church in Painted Post.
At Rochester a verdict of $2000. was given against Moses B. Gillett for malpractice in treating the eyes of an infant child of Charles E. Baird. One eyes is lost and the sight in the other is mostly gone.
We learn that over twelve hundred applications have already been received for Catalogues of Cornell University, and most of them, will reference to admission to the University either next term or the term following..Ithaca Journal
A Mrs. Atwater of Jersey Shore was tried at Elmira last week for pilfering from the stores. Most of the city physicians testified that she was not mentally responsible as she was in the habit of taking objects. this doubtless made the sentence light. She was fined $15. which her household paid. The Gazette says, some trifling articles belonging to merchants in Corning were found in her possession and were identified by them but they declined to prosecute.
One evening last week at Painted Post an intoxicated
man was ordered out of a grocery Store. As he left he turned
and stuck his head through the glass window of the door and cut his
head so badly that a surgeon was called.
Some weeks ago an accident occurred to Myron W Robbins living near the border of Caton and Corning by which right his right left was badly broken. We did not learn of it till last week. HE was cutting up a tree on a side hill when on log slid and carried him along with it till it met and obstruction and the results was a compound fracture of one of his legs. Fortunately he as not carried down the hill and crushed by the log. Dr. H C May of Corning adjusted the fractured bones and is attending to the case.
On Friday evening Dr Eilislum S Preston and wife absented
themselves from their residence in Rochester to pay a visit. soon after
their departure a man called and inquired for the doctor, and on ascertaining
that both he and Mrs. Peston were out he pushed the girl into the hall
and upon her screaming for help drew a revolver from his pocket and told
her to remain quiet or he would blow her brains out. When asked what he
wanted to replied. "money" He then tied the domestics hands behind her
back with a small cord which he took form his pocket; after which he threw
her upon the floor and tied one of her feet to the sofa, and then proceeded
to search the house. Dr. and Mrs. Peston came home soon after and found
the servant still bound. The Dr. proceeded to the back door which
he found open and discovered the girl in the condition. the villain had
escaped. Upon investigation it was found the nearly every home had been
ransacked and things taken but articles of no value was left.
Frank B Brown Proprietor of the Corning Democrat has been re appointed Canal Collector at this Port.
C W Bryant is collector at Horseheads, abram Barkely at Watkins and E M Connell of the Democrat at Penn Yan. George O Hanlon of Elmira is appointed Superintendent of the Chemung Canal.
Messrs. Jaynes an d Cocharane have relinquished the sale of Western Tickets to Mr. R P Perry the US Express Agent and will devote their attention to the insurance business. Mr. Perry sold western tickets until a regulation was introduces which prevented. Express agents from selling them and as that is no longer in service again acts as Agents for the sale of Tickets to all points in the west, southwest and Northwest.
Charles R Malby sold his house on 2nd st. to F N Drake, president of the Tioga RR. The price was $10,000. Erastus Maltby has bought the residence of Forrester brothers on 1st St. Charles Forrester removes to Scranton this week. E A Forrester has been there some weeks. they are partners in a large wholesale Grocery establishment.
George A Sanford of the Sliver Lake Son Perry NY has been for this week exploring the wilds of Pa. between Wellsville, NY and Jersey Shore on the West branch of the Susquehanna river to ascertain the feasibility of a RR route.
Cornings Arcade Saloon is in charge of I J S Jones formerly a hotel keeper at Big Flats and of the US Hotel in Bath.
Rev. S D Merrick of cAton went to Washington to attend the inauguration of the President.
1869 Joseph H Gillette is about to move to Mich. and is to have a Vendue at his residence in this town on Mar.6th.
The steuben Courier
Deputy sheriff Chris Marlatt started from Corning on Friday evening with two prisoners for Bather where they were to be retained until Monday and the reopening of the Court. Just as the train started out , and before reaching the bridge Marlatt stepped back a few feet from his prisoners to get a drink of water when up jumped one of them, a young man named Colby indicted for grand larceny and away went through the car and off the promptly but he had too much start and got away. the other prisoner came on, unattended and obligingly surrounded himself to Sheriff Craig for safe keeping.
Bad health of Mr. A R Sayles caused the dissolved firm of Howell an Sayles of Painted Post, by the impaired health. Mr. S B Howell continues the business of which he became proprietor in 1852..
The court proceedings were given last week up to Thursday. On that day was the trial of Baden who was indicted for swearing in his vote in Nov. 1868 in corning, He was acquitted.
Chas. E Clute publisher of the Bath Conservative indicted for libel. Plead guilty to three indictments. Sentenced to 30 days in the County jail on one and sentence suspended on the other two.
The trial of Hotty Barber was begun on Friday and was concluded yesterday afternoon. She was convicted of manslaughter in the 4th degree and was sentenced to six months imprisonment in the County jail. Brown and Graves and H Sherwood summed up for the defense. Dist. Attorney Butler conducted the prosecution.
Young men who frequent or attend dances at disreputable houses would do well to run away and save their respectable relatives from the disgrace that results from their conduct. Even if they save their ears from being bitten off in an occasional fight they ought to be ashamed to be seen in Public streets. We would not counsel them to commit suicide as Dr. Johnson's advice is such a case is better. He said. " Let him run away to some country where he is not known rather than go to the devil, where he is known.
We notice by one of the Hornellville papers that Col. N H Vincent formerly of the 86th Reg. of Vol. is about to remove to Mich. He as very popular as an officer and deserved his promotion to the command of his Reg. His bravery was attested in some of the fieriest battles of the war, on of which he was desperately wounded. As a man and citizen as well as a soldier he has been found worthy and his removal from this county is much regretted.
The Addison Advertiser
J E Westlake is to build three brick stores.
Tuesday Crane and Co's Dry House and furnishing shop were burned. 400 doors were saved. Loss over insurance $1000.
Ira Davenport gave the building an lands for the female Orphan Asylum worth $ 75,000 and $50,000 endowment. His brother Charles gave $30,000 and Mr. Ira Davenport before His death added $50,000, thus making $130,000 endowment. It is understood that he also gave his will $50,000 more.
Register Hakes has an application in Bankruptcy before him which presents the heaviest schedule of indebtedness we have yet seen reported. The claims against F M McDowell took up over one million dollars. Gen. Fremont is a creditor to the amount of $200,000.
James Griswolds barn burned recently as a result of of a defective chimney.
The George Ministrels or Slave Troops will give a concert in Washington Hall on Sat. evening as will be see by Advertisement. The Rochester papers speak highly of their concerts.
Fred T Abel po. clerk and mail carrier has been caught in robbing the mails. His arrest caused a great sensation as he was of a very respectable family and of good repute then, He confessed his guilt to special Agent Humphrey.
Recently in Binghamton a man named Fairchild had both hands blown off by the premature discharge of a Cannon on receiving news from maine.
Beaver Dams ca 1901
Aug. 31 at the home of Mr. and mrs. d H allen of Beaver Dams the marriage of their daughter Bessie to Mr. Grant L. Jones of Breesport. Miss Josie Carpenter an Mr. Fred Carpenter were witnesses. After the ceremony the guests went to brothers Allen's summer resort "Sans Souci, cottage where the wedding banquet was attended by many guests.
Thursday, January 20, 1848
RELIGIOUS NOTICE — The Right Reverend Bishop Tiomon, of Buffalo, will preach in the Court House of this village, on Monday the 7th of February, at 7 o’clock, P.M. Ladies and. Gentlemen desirous of hearing a Catholic Bishop are requested to attend.
ELMIRA GAZETrE, Thursday, March 16, 1848
RELIGIOUS NOTICE: Rev. W. Bullard will lecture
at the Pinewood schoolhouse, on Saturday evening next, preach on Sunday
following in the schoolhouse near Philo Jones’, at l0 1/2 o’clock,
A.M., and lecture on South Creek, the same evening at candle light.
NOTICE- Mrs. Braxton Thomas gives notice she will continue the busines of he late husband, Braxton Thomas, on Lake St.... she will keep experienced and hands employed.
NOTICE — BUFFALO, ELMIRA and CORNING LINES: We have been requested to state that the above named line, for the accomodation of Emigrants going West, will commence running as soon as navigation opens. This line presents the best mode of travelers going West.
SALE OF PERSONAL PROPERTY, We would call attention
to the advertisement in another column, of the sale of the personal property
of M. Ogden, deceased, to take place on Saturday next... House and barn
lately occupied by M. Ogden, in Southport... about half a mile south from
the bridge at Elmira, on Sat. the 20th day of March l847 large farm.
Thursday 25, 1848
SPECIAL NOTICE - Benjamin Yates, one hundred and seven years of age, probably the oldest survivor of the American Revolution, applied for his pension at the Cincinnati Agency, on Wednesday last.
EDITORIAL— Sayre’ s Hotel. Mr. Whittington Sayre has
leased the “Elmira Hotel”, changed the name and fitted it up in good style.
He is now prepared to accommodate the public in a satisfactory manner.
His house is well furnished and has all the conveniences to make all comfortable
who will give him a call. “Uncle Whit” is just the man to do that
thing. (Note the Hotel was located near the Railroad and Canal, Water St.,
ADVERTISEMENT: ACCOMMODATION LINE: Conveyance for passengers from Elmira to Jefferson will leave the Mansion House, Elmira, every morning at 7 o’clock, and arrive at Jefferson in time for the next boat. Elmira, May 25, 1848 M.M R. Sly
EDITORIAL— There is a vast deal of improvement going
on in our village. Among the rest, is what has long been called the “John
Davis” property, where for many years, Mr. Davis kept a public house and
which was known far and wide at a very early day as “the” tavern of a very
large circuit of country. (Note by compiler:— John Davis married
the widow of William Dunn, a Revolutionary War Soldier who kept “The Black
Horse Tavern” near the corner of Lake and
Water Streets )
June 8, 1848 Notices
ANTI—PLANK ROAD MEETING: A meeting of the citizens of Southport, opposed to the construction of a Plank Road up Seely and South Creeks, axe requested to meet at the house of R.T.Jones, on Saturday, the 10th day of June, at 2 o’clock P.M., to consult as to what course shall be pursued in relation to the matter. All opponents are expected to be present.
RELIGIOUS NOTICE: W. Bullard will preach in the school—house near Philo Jones as usual a week from next Sunday (18th inst.) at 10 o’clock A.M.
THE STEUBEN ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSALISTS will hold their annual meeting at Corning on Wednesday & Thursday 21st & 22nd inst.
October 12, 1848
CENSUS OF ELMIRA: Our “city fathers” have been making a census of their “children” within the Corporation of Elmira and find that the number has increased nearly a thousand since 1845. The population is now 3,590. This is encouraging. We are following the Divine injunction to “ increase and multiply”. Elmira bids fair to be a large place.... This population is made up of but very few drones....
ELMIRA GAZETTE, Thursday, October 19,1848
At a regular meeting of Chemung Lodge #127 I. O. of O. F. held at their
hail Oct.16, 1848, the following resolution adopted. . Whereas, it has
pleased the Almighty Ruler of the Universe to remove from out midst, in
the morning of life, the wife of our beloved Brother N. Mc. Sly... parents,
child, brothers and sisters, husband.
J.H.H. Harris, Secy. Baldwin Little,
CHOLERA IN NEW YORK: Physicians are required
by law (penalty of $1000 fine and imprisonment) to report all cases. Average
number per day over a hundred no cause for alarm, fatalities decreasing.
ELMIRA GAZETTE, Thursday, August 9, 1849
THE BOARD OF HEALTH REPORTS; 7 P M.
NEW York — 97 cases, 45 deaths caused by cholera in the last 24 hrs.
Philadelphia — twenty—two cases & 3 deaths (reported Aug. 6)
Boston —. Twenty-four deaths by cholera since Saturday, all of
who were Irish.
Brooklyn - 22 cases of cholera and 9 deaths the last 24 hours.
Mid 1800's ca. 1867?
Miles Dean of Penn Yan was on trial there last week for an alleged rape committed by him last October upon the person of a young lad y attending school at the Penn Yan academy.
A suit was tried in Binghamton a few days since in which a lady brought an action for assult and batttery against a young man the action being that he kissed her while occupying the same seat in a railroad care, she being asleep at the time, with her head resting upong his shoulder. The jury failed to agree.
A man named Huges who was at work near Rhinebeck station on the Hudson River RR hd his head severed from his body the ohter day by rock whcih fell from an embankment.
LAST Tuesday Deputy Sheriff Magee of this villaged arrested a man names Wilson somwereh near Burdett, on the charge of stealing a wagon and brought him as far as Burdett, when they stopped to allow him[the prisoner] to leave his team. While he went into the hotel barn, Mr. Magee remained outside in his own carriage awaiting the prisoner's returnand was considerabley astonished when some one inside the barn informed him that Wilson had fasstened a halter to a beam and around his neck and swung off. They immediatedly cut him down adn successeded in resucitating the reash man, but a showrt time more woul dhave closed his accounts on earth. We believe the wagon affairr was afterwards settled.
may 6, 1884 paper
At the woolen mill in the northeastern part of Elmira the cloth remains exposed in the looms just as it was when business closed, and the moths are destroying many valuable fabrics. the hands some seventy five in numbers are however still minus a months pay due them, which in hte aggreess is about $4,000.
The S G and C RR trestle just south of hte long pier
caught fire Tuesday afternoon from sparks of a passing engine, and haad
it not been for the presenced of Mr. Charles Coddington who succeeded after
considerable labor in extinguishing the fires, the entire trestle would
undouubtedly have been destroyed. Genevva Gazette
May 6, 1884 paper
A farm laborer whlre at work near Susquahanna, Pa a
few days ago was bitten by a rattlesnake fully six feet long. the reptile
fastened its fangs into the fleshy part of the ehand of the victim, who
under the treatment of a local snake doctor it is thought he will recover.