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.
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Coordinator, Laura Perkins.


Miscellaneous Items:

Tri-County Champions
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.
--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 FALLIS.
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.


Fonda Elections
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


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


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 subjects.

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 Widely Mourned.

Called By Death
Mrs. John MANN Had a Large Circle of Friends in Gloversville


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, Guilderland.


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.


  Gloversville Obituary
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.


Gloversville Notes Johnstown Jottings
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 city. 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 New York. 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 Poultney, Vt.
A son was born Saturday to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Lawrence, of 44 Cayadutta street. Rev. R. Foster Stone will leave Monday to spend some time in New York.
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 city.
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 enjoyable evening. 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 education.
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 Athol. *
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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