The Utica Saturday Globe, April 1, 1911
Fulton County, New York
Source: Utica Saturday Globe, Gloversville, NY Edition, April 1, 1911.
This newspaper was published weekly.
Content kindly contributed and transcribed by
Oswego County GenWeb Coordinator, Laura Perkins.
Johnstown Boys Make a Brilliant Record in Basketball
L. B. Basket-ball Team
From left to right, standing--James Lathers, center; Joseph
Ryan, guard and captain.
Seated--John Kinney, forward;
Joseph Ryan, manager; Steven Scovie, forward.
On the floor--Steven
Sovik, forward; "Mack," mascot; Francis Canfield, guard.
Photo by Marcellus Studio
Johnstown, March 31--The fast L. B. basket-ball quintet of
this city are the tri-county champions of the 135 pound class. Their
season has in every way been a brilliant and successful one.
Victory after victory added itself to their record and today they
stand the undefeated champions in the basketball realms of three
counties. Their season represents 18 of the snappiest games ever
played in this vicinity, every one of which is a victory.
JOHN RYAN in the capacity of manager performed his duties in an
admirable and creditable manner and his work at all times gave entire
satisfaction to the squad. The games won by the team were:
Three games from the Ariettas, 135 pounds, champions of Gloversville;
two games from the Mysties, Crescents and Armory A. C., also of
Gloversville; two games from the Monarchs of Albany; two from the
Rambler A. C. and Colonials, of Johnstown, and they also defeated the
Crescents, of Schenectady, the 135 pound champions of that city.
High School Glee Club
Musical Organization Has Much Good Talent Among Members
Gloversville, March 31--The Globe presents this week an
excellent photo of the Gloversville High School Glee Club. The
club will hold a concert Thursday, April 6, in the High School
Auditorium, afternoon and evening, under the direction of Miss Emma
DEVENDORF, supervisor of music in the schools. The program will
be made up of choruses, vocal and instrumental solos, and male
quartets given by members of the club, assisted by Miss DEVENDORF,
contralto, and Arthur MUDDLE, baritone. Earl SMITH will act as
accompanist for the entire program. The members of the club as
they appear in the group are as follows:
Upper Row, left to right--Lennis DUNBAR, Ralph STEELE,
Alfred SHEW, Wilkie COLLINS, Ralph COLE, Charles LANGFORD, Wendell
Middle Row--Gordon JAMES, Leslie HAGAR, Alfred NICHOLS, John JUDSON,
Jr., Gerald DAILEY, Oscar HOFFNER, Elmer LEACH.
Lower Row--Fay WEMPLE, Harry WHEATON, Charles HOUGHTALING, secretary
- treasurer; Herbert EVANS, LEADER; Bernhard GRUNEWALD, president;
Glen LASHER, vice-president; Archibald BATTY.
Isaac A. Rosa, Democrat, Elected Village President
Isaac A. ROSA
Fonda, March 31--At the recent village
election here Isaac A. ROSA, Sr., was elected to the presidency at the
head of the Democratic ticket. F. S. FRITCHER was placed at the
head of the Republican ticket but publicity declared that he would not
serve if elected. The election resulted as follows for the
remainder of the ticket: For trustee for two years, Charles S.
SAMMONS, Democrat, 123; U. M. AUSMAN, Democrat, 123; Elisworth
EVERSON, Republican, 104; William SANDERSON, Republican, 101; trustee
for one year, Alfred DOCKSTADER, Democrat, 99; Elmer ENGLAND,
Republican, 125; for treasurer, George EBERLE, Democrat, 102; Frank
DOOKS, Republican, 129; for collector, Jay LINGENFELTER, Democrat,
103; Gilbert WILLIAMS, 125.
Contending that E. V. AUSMAN is not a property
owner and eligible to hold the office of trustee, the Republican
members have refused to meet with the Democrats to make appointments.
His opponent, W. S. SANDERSON, has taken the oath of office and
anendeavor is being made to have the three Republican members control
the board. Village President ROSA and Trustees AUSMAN and
SAMMONS have appointed the following: GEORGE EBERLE, clerk; JAY
VAN DUSEN, street superintendent; E. V. AUSMAN, village attorney; JOHN
SCHOOLCRAFT, cemetery superintendent. The Republican trustees,
ELMER, ENGLAND, and LENZ have prepared the following slate:
RALPH TOBIN, clerk; A. H. BURTCH, village attorney; FRANK REYNOLDS,
street commissioner; CHARLES GATES, cemetery superintendent.
Mr. Rosa, the newly elected president, was
elected nine times as supervisor from the town of Mohawk and served as
sheriff of Montgomery county from 1883 to 1885.
New Village Attorney
Fonda Elects Prominent Lawyer to Responsible Position
Earl V. AUSMAN
Fonda, March 31--Attorney Earl V. AUSMAN, of this village has
been honored with the appointment of assistant district attorney to
succeed Attorney W. Arthur KLINE, who has held the position of
assistant during the incumbency of District Attorney Charles E.
HARDIES, of Amsterdam, Attorney KLINE, who is a resident of Akin, has
been appointed private secretary to Congressman Theron AKIN and will
leave for Washington tomorrow to take up his duties in connection with
the session of Congress.
Attorney AUSMAN has held minor positions of public trust and has
always been faithful in performance of such duties. In the
advanced position he will no doubt display the same enthusiasm and
painstaking care that has characterized his work in the past.
District Attorney HARDIES is to be congratulated upon his choice,
assuring capable assistance in this important office of public trust.
A Popular Speaker
Johnstown Man Made Interesting Remarks at the Andrew Jackson Banquet
Eliott S. TIMMERMAN
Johnstown, March 31--Eliott S. TIMMERMAN has held all the
chairs in the local council of American Mechanics and is considered
one of the most promising men in that order. He is also a member
of Sir William Johnson Lodge, No. 136, Knights of Pythias, and of
Oliver Company, No. 26, U. R. K. of P., and a trustee of the city
library. Beside being an enthusiastic fraternity man Mr.
TIMMERMAN is in great demand as an after dinner speaker. He is a
master of clear and concise English and has a very happy faculty of
expression, while his bubbling wit and deep appreciation of the
humerous serve to give added interest to his presentation of weighter
Mr. TIMMERMAN was the after dinner speaker at the Andrew Jackson
banquet held by the local council Monday evening. His remarks
were keenly enjoyed.
Gloversville, March 31--The death of Martin NORTON, aged 32,
occurred at the home of his mother in Cooperstown recently. Mr.
Norton had been ill for the past year. He was well-known in this
city and has many friends who will sincerely mourn his death. He
was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church of Cooperstown.
Besides his mother, he leaves two step-brothers, William DOWDELL, of
this city, and James DOWDELL, of New York city; also one step-sister,
Miss Mary DOWDELL of Cooperstown, NY. The funeral was held at
St. Mary's Church Monday morning, Rev. Father Mooney officiating.
Internment was made in St. Mary's Cemetery, Cooperstown.
Gloversville, March 31--The death of Daniel A. ROBBINS
occurred recently at Milwaukee, Wis. He was a former resident of
this city and had many friends here. The deceased is survived by
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. W. ROBBINS, of this city and four
brother, also of this city. The remains were brought here.
The funeral took place at the home of his parents, 9 Sixth Avenue, and
was private to relatives and immediate friends. Rev. William C.
SPICER, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church. Beautiful
floral tributes were received. Burial was made in Prospect Hill.
Mrs. John MANN, of Gloversville.
Well-Known and Respected Woman Whose Death is
Called By Death
Mrs. John MANN Had a Large Circle of Friends in
Gloversville, March 31--Catherine Spawn
MANN, aged 68, wife of City Assessor John MANN, died Tuesday evening
at her home, 3 Mill Street, following a long illness. She was
well known and highly esteemed in this city.
Mr. (sic) MANN was born in Guilderland,
Albany county, April 21, 1842, and was the daughter of Elijah and
Maria SPAWN. Early in life she united with the Reformed Church
and later with Mr. MANN joined the Lutheran Church. She had been
a resident of this city for 17 years. She was a member of St.
James' Lutheran Church, this city, also a member of the Ladies Aid
Society, as well as other auxillaries of that church. Besides
her husband the deceased is survived by one sister, Mrs. Eliza
HOLLENBECK, of Guilderland Center; three grandchildren, Manley, Arthur
J., and Walter Williams, and several nieces.
A prayer service was held at the home Thursday
evening, Rev. John J. DOMINIC, D. D., pastor of St. James Lutheran
Church, and Rev. George C. DOUGLASS, pastor of the Fremont Street
Methodist Church, officiating. The funeral was held this
(Friday) morning at the Lutheran Church at Guilderland Center, Rev. Dr.
DOMINIC officiating. Burial was made at Prospect Hill,
The Late John C. JESSE
Schenectady, March 31--The death of John
C. JESSE, for the past nine years a highly respected resident of this
city, occurred Monday morning at the late home, 213 1/2 Park Place.
The departed had been ill but a short time and the news of his
death occasioned sincere sorrow among his many friends. Mr.
JESSE was born in Ireland 70 years ago and when about 10 years of age
came to this new world, living with his parents in Quebec. When
a young man he moved to Oneida and afterward to Cooperstown,
where he was employed as a tailor for about 29 years. In 1890 he
located in Gloversville, where he followed this trade until about nine
years ago when he came to this city. In Schenectady he was
employed by W. C. MASON, the tailor, and continued with him until
ill-health compelled him to give up work. There survive one son,
one nephew and two nieces.
Tuesday morning a requiem high mass was
celebrated in the Sacred Heart Church, after which the remains were
conveyed to Cooperstown for internment.
Loved Ones Who Have Passed Away Recently
Gloversville, March 31--The death of Mrs. Mary A. Ichabod DYE,
aged 74, occurred Sunday at the home of her grandson, Clinton B.
MERCER, of Hedwig street, after a long illness. She was a member
of the Fremont Street Methodist Church and also the home department of
the Sunday School and the Canby W. R. C. Her many friends will
deeply mourn her passing. She leaves two daughters, Mrs. Oscar
TYRELL, of Mayfield, and Mrs. Elizabeth McCLAREY, of Jackson Summit;
two sisters, Mrs. Emma McINTOSH and Mrs. Phoebe MONTANYE, of this
city; three step-sons, Charles and William DYE, of Gloversville, and
Edward DYE, of Amsterdam; one step-daughter, Mrs. Martha VAN BUREN, of
Mayfield, and five grandchildren, Clinton C. MERCER and Mrs. Roland
BATTY, of this city; Mrs. Isaiah GUESLER and Fred KIRBY, of Mayfield,
and Raymond MERCER, of Jackson Summit. The funeral was held at
the late home Tuesday, Rev. George C. DOUGLASS officiating. The
Canby Post, W. R. C., attended in a body and held their ritual service
at her house. Many beautiful floral tributes were in evidence.
The step-sons acted as bearers. Burial was made in the family
plot at Prospect Hill Cemetery.
|A son was born to Mr. & Mrs. Frank McEvoy recently.
|Miss Mabel Knowles is visiting in Amsterdam.
|Miss Helen Biermeister, of Troy, is visiting friends in this
|Arthur F. Kibbe is in New York for a few days.
|Mr. and Mrs. Will E. Grant have returned from Atlantic City.
|Mrs. Rose M. Knox is in New York for several days.
|Clyde Sharp, of Washington street, is spending some time in
|Mrs. George Stata has returned from a visit at Schenectady.
|Carleton Brace, of Exeter College, is spending a few days at
his home in this city.
|Miss Lulu Lathers has returned from a visit at Fort Hunter.
|Mrs. E. A. Keiner and Mrs. Alice Zimmer are spending several
days in New York.
|Donald R. Grant is spending two weeks with relatives at
|A son was born Saturday to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Lawrence, of 44
|Rev. R. Foster Stone will leave Monday to spend some time in
|James W. Edick and Floyd Bowers are spending a week in
Rochester and Wyoming.
|Willard Warren, of Herkimer, is spending a few days at his
home in this city.
|Miss May Beebe, of Dunnsville, is visiting Miss Edna Eaton, of
Grand street, this city.
|Dr. O. B. Shedd, who has been spending several days at
Dolgeville, will return home Monday.
|Mrs. Frank Hill, of 74 Fremont street, is visiting her sister,
Dr. Emily Hill, of New York.
|MR. and Mrs. John Darbey and family, of Washington avenue, are
visiting relatives at Ephratah.
|Mr. and Mrs. William S. Helling are the guests of Charles A.
Knapp at North Bennington, Vt.
|Fred W. Rowles, of Detroit, Mich., is the guest of his
brother, C. W. Rowles, of South Williams Street.
|Miss Anna Kennedy, of Albany Normal College, is spending a
week at home in this city.
|Miss Harriet Jansen, of Charlton, formerly of this city, is
spending a few days with friends in Johnstown.
|Mrs. James E. Steele, of Union Mills, is visiting her sister,
Mrs. Carrie Briggs, of this city.
|Miss Louise Veeder, of Schenectady, is visiting Mrs. Charles
A. McMartin at her home on South Perry street.
|The Misses Anna Mandrill and Bessie Holden are home from Miss
Elly's school for a short stay.
|Miss Bessie de Beer, of Smith College, Northampton, Mass., is
spending the spring vacation with her parents in this city.
|Miss Lena Behr pleasantly entertained 16 of her friends
recently in honor of her 16th birthday.
|Harold Cross and his friend, Webb True, of Hamilton College,
spent the week-end at the home of the former in this city.
|Mr. & Mrs. H. R. Bradt, who have been spending the winter
in California, have returned home.
|William L. Kennedy and family, of New York, are spending a few
days with Mr. & Mrs. C. S. Robbins, of South Market street.
|Miss Ethel Smith and Miss Katherine Carey, of this city, were
the guests of Miss Edna Johnson in Amsterdam.
|Mr. and Mrs. Edward C. McIntyre will entertain Dr. and Mrs.
Charles Lambert and daughter Florence, of New York, over Sunday.
|H. Leslie Brown, of this city, has been spending a few days as
the guest of Mr. & Mrs. Samuel Van Epps, of Fort Plain.
|George Hackney, George Van Antwerp and Edward Hennelly, of
Union College, are spending the weekend at their homes in this
|Mrs. Nell W. Salmon, of Mt. Clemons, Mich., has been spending
a few days with her sister, Mrs. Carleton Banker.
|John L. Way is expected to be resting comfortably and his
condition shows considerable improvement after submitting to an
operation on Wednesday.
|Mrs. W. Jeans and daughter, Bertha Jeans, are visiting friends
in Toronto, Acton and other points in Ontario, Canada.
|Mr. & Mrs. W. C. Howe, of Union Mills, and Mrs. James
Wetherbee, of Mechanicville, are the guests of the former's
daughter, Mrs. James Wells, of West Madison avenue.
|Policeman and Mrs. William B. Wilson entertained a party of
friends at their home, 27 Second street, Monday evening.
All passed a delightful evening.
|Edgar, son of Rev. and Mrs. C. C. Edmunds, died Sunday morning
about 11 o/clock in New York after an illness of three months.
Deceased was a nephew of Mrs. Ella Dennison and Harwood Dudley,
of this city and a grandson of the late C. C. Edmunds, for many
years rector of St. John's Church.
|Mrs. W. R. Shuttleworth has returned to her home in Clinton,
Mass., after spending two weeks with her parents, Mr. & Mrs.
Harvey Van Voris, of this city.
|Mrs. Ethel A. Rickmyre, daughter of Mrs. Minnie Rickmyre, of
this city and Fred Lester Beals, son of Edwin E. Beals,
government shoe inspector of Boston, both students at the
college of the Spoken Word, of which Prof. Delbert M.
Staley, a former Johnstown man, is president, recently gave a
dramatic recital in Huntington Chambers Hall, Boston. They
were assisted by Miss Helen Colony Culver, B.E.M.E., of
Wellsobro, Pa.; Carolyn L. Rickmyer, of Johnstown and Alfred E.
Coleman, of Dorchester, Mass. The recital proved a success
in every way and was a splendid example of the art of expression
and reflected great credit on those who took part.
|Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hoag pleasantly entertained a number of
their friends at their home, 17 Lincoln street, in honor of
their second wedding anniversary.
|Milton Haughton, a prominent resident of Lassellsville, died
at his home in that village Wednesday at the age of 76.
Mr. Haughton was one of the leading farmers and business men in
Lassellsville, where he lived all his life. In addition to
following the pursuit of farming he had manufactured gloves and
through his honest and upright dealings won the respect and
confidence of all. He was a Republican in politics and had
held several public offices. Mr. Haughton was also an
attendant of the Methodist Church. He is survived by his
widow, four sons, Attorney A. C. Haughton, of this city;
Charles, of Lassellsville; Milton and Albert, of Ephratah, and
one daughter, Mrs. Fred S. Keck, of the town of Oppenheim.
|Mrs. Carrie Fisk, of 77 Spring street, pleasantly
entertained the officers and degree team of the Legion at her
home Tuesday evening. All passed a delightful evening.
|About 80 friends were the guests of Mr. & Mrs. Albert Boyd
at the celebration of their 25th anniversary of their marriage
which took place at their home at Hillside Park Friday evening.
Among those present were members of the congregation of the
Reformed Church, the officers of the W.C.T.U. and also relatives
and friends from Amsterdam, Fonda, Fultonville and Gloversville.
The members of the Reformed Church presented the host and
hostess with a beautiful chair and they received a number of
other handsome and useful presents. Rev. P. S. Beekman and
the president of the W.C.T.U. made appropriate remarks and
musical selections were rendered, all of which tended to make
the evening one of great pleasure. Mr. and Mrs. Boyd have
nine children living, all of whom were present at the
anniversary Friday evening.
|The chorus choir of the North Main Street Methodist Church
were tendered a banquet Tuesday evening by the official board of
the church. About 100 were present and all passed a most
|Ernest Little, son of Mr. & Mrs. John Little, of Cady
street, has had an exceptional honor conferred upon him at
Rochester University, where he is a member of the senior class,
by being retained by the university as a member of the faculty
to give instruction in chemistry. Mr. Little graduated
from Johnstown High School in June 1907, as the president of the
class and entered Rochester University the following autumn,
taking a course in chemistry. During his college career
Mr. Little's work has attained such a high degree of efficiency
that the officials of the university recognized that he would be
a valuable addition to their staff of instructors and
accordingly made him an excellent offer to remain with them.
Mr. Little has decided to accept the position and will enter
upon his duties in the fall. He is at present spending the
spring vacation at his home in this city and is receiving the
hearty congratulations of his friends who feel certain that this
high position is only a stepping stone to others of greater
importance and responsibilities in the realm of higher
|Mrs. S. W. Paddock, of 11 North Water street,
entertained a number of her friends Tuesday afternoon at a
Kaffee Klatsch, which was given in honor of her birthday.
A number of out-of-town friends were present.
|Miss Ella Danville, of 49 Prospect street, entertained a few
friends Wednesday evening to meet Dr. Marion E. Bowker, of
Athol, Mass. During the course of the evening Miss
Danville's engagement was announced to Harry E. Masters, of
|Miss Ila Conover entertained a party of friends Wednesday
evening at her home in honor of Miss Eleanor Welch, of the Katz
& Co., store, who leaves Saturday to take up her residence
in Philadelphia. There were a large number of friends
present and a very enjoyable evening was passed.
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