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Subject: Boston Weekly Journal - Gleanings, etc.
Date: Mon, 7 Jun 1999 15:51:24 -0400
Boston Weekly Journal, Thursday, Jan. 17, 1889
The Winter of 1819 Like This
A Mr. PORTER, more than 80 years of age, a descendant of Asahel PORTER
who was killed at Lexington April 19, 1775, is now living on Main street,
Woburn. He states that 70 years ago there was no snow during the month
Hon. Tilly HAYNES, of the United States Hotel, intends to travel abroad
for six months, leaving America the 16th of this month.
The class of 1829, Harvard College, held a reunion at the Parker House
Thursday evening. Six members were present: Dr. Oliver Wendell HOLMES,
Charles S. STORROW, Rev. Drs. STICKNEY, S. F. SMITH, S. A. DEVENS AND
Hon. Harrison EATON of Amherst, NH, an ex-State Senator, was stricken
with paralysis on Friday, the 11th inst., and is in a critical condition.
Hon. John J. PATTERSON of Mifflintown, PA., has been sued for breach of
promise of marriage by Mrs. Mary FLEMING. Mr. PATTERSON was a Colonel on
Gen. WILLIAMS'S staff during the war and afterward represented South
Carolina in the United States Senate. He is wealthy and was recently
married to Miss FRANK, a prominent lady of Waukesha, WI. He is 55 years
of age. The plaintiff is 45 years old and a resident of Philadelphia.
Professor Arthur M. MARSH, who has resigned the professorship of English
literature at the University of Kansas and accepted the chair of belles
lettres at Harvard, is a native of Newport and only about 30 years of
Information from New York reports ex-Minister to the Netherlands, Isaac
BELL, Jr., as much inproved in health.
Hon. Albert E. PILLSBURY visited the Senate Chamber on Friday for the
first time, while the Senate was in session, since he retired from the
Presidency of that body in 1886.
Mr. Henry BROWN, who for forty years has been foreman of the American
Bank Note Company's Boston office, has been presented by his subordinates
a gold-headed cane as a token of their esteem. Mr. BROWN, who has
recently fallen heir to a fortune, is about retiring from business to
take up his home in the West.
Congressman LAIRD of Nebraska is said to be suffering from softening of
the brain. It is believed that he will never be able to appear in
Leander BURNETT, a full blooded Indian, is teaching a public school in
Readmond, Emmet county, MI., and is doing excellent work. This is
perhaps the first instance of an Indian being employed regularly in the
instruction of white children.
S. F. CHAMBERLIN of Cambridge contradicts the Associated Press dispatch
from Worcester Sunday night to the effect that Miss Ella M. CHAMBERLIN,
the whistler, was prevented from appearing in Worcester on Sunday night
by the Mayor's authority. She had no engagement for Sunday night in
Worcester or anywhere else.
Capt. C. P. HALL, who has resigned the Principalship of the High School
at Hinsdale, NH, will go to Washington, D.C. as an assistant in the
Government Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Mr. W. S. McNARY has been promoted to the managing editorship of the
Boston Commercial Bulletin, succeeding in that position Mr. F. H. PAGE.
A dispatch from Baltimore says it is rumored that Samuel SPENCER,
ex-President of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, will in a few months
become President of the New York Central, the expectation being that
Chauncey M. DEPEW will be given a place in Gen. Harrison's Cabinet.
Miss Mary GARRETT of Baltimore is superintending the erection of a
building in Baltimore to cost $200,000, which she will present to the
Bryn Mawr School, an institution which prepares girls to enter the Bryn
Mawr College, near Philadelphia. The school will also be endowed by her.
Mr. Jas. McMILLAN of Detroit, who has just been elected United States
Senator from Michigan, is of Scotch parentage and a native of Hamilton,
ONT. He settled in Detroit when 20 years of age, and for a time was
engaged on a small scale in the hardware business. Then he went into the
manufacture of railway cars, the construction of railroads and other
lines of business, and in all of these was successful. He is now
regarded as one of the wealthiest men in the State of Michigan, and his
generosity has made him as famous as his wealth.
Jefferson DAVIS visited Vicksburg on Monday and was serenaded in the
evening, when he made a short speech.
William D. HOWELLS and family will spend the rest of the winter in New
President ANGELL of the University of Michigan was sixty years old on the
7th inst., and the professors gave him a marble clock as a memento.
Col. Elliott F. SHEPARD, having secured control of the Fifth Avenue State
Line at New York, will in a few weeks stop all the stages from running on
Gov. GORDON of Georgia has bought a farm and will engage in fine stock
Jennie STUART who eloped from New York with her father's coachman, Thomas
JOHNSON, left Montreal for hom on Monday, having been found out by a
Mrs. FRIEND and Mr. HOWARD of electric sugar fame are in Windsor, Canada.
The News from Day to Day
Thursday, Jan. 10.
Alderman Homer ROGERS was chosen Chairman of the board yesterday and City
Messenger PETERS was re-elected.
Mr. Frank B. SANBORN petitions the Legislature for an investigation of
the Board of Lunacy and Charity.
Mr. Geo. W. CABLE addressed the Harvard students last evening on "My
Conscience and My Vote."
Judge BARRETT of New York dealt the sugar trust a severe blow yesterday.
Friday, Jan. 11.
The Executive Committee of the Vermont Republican League has elected Col.
Julius J. ESTEY of Brattleboro President, to succeed ex-Gov. PROCTOR,
Saturday, Jan. 12.
The Common Council last evening succeeded in effecting an organization,
and by 37 votes elected Mr. Horace G. ALLEN as President. The Democratic
candidate, Mr. Richard SULLIVAN, received 36 votes. Mr. John Mitchell
GALVIN was elected as City Clerk.
Senator HAINES of Maine has introduced in the State Legislature a measure
looking to the establishment of new boards for the supervision of
The Secretary of the Treasury has awarded gold medals to Capt. Joshua
JAMES and his brave crew for their noble work in saving life during the
Mr. Zebulon L. WHITE, the well-known Washington correspondent, died
recently in the Bahamas, whither he had gone for his health.
Prof. Charles S. STONE, for a quarter century identified with the Cooper
Union in New York, died on Friday.
Rev. Henry J. VAN LENNEP, D.D., a missionary for 30 years, is dead.
Alvin B. TAYLOR, a prominent manufacturer of printing presses, is dead.
Monday, Jan. 14.
Mrs. Jay GOULD, who has been ill for some time, died last evening at her
home in New York.
Rev. Phillips BROOKS opened the Trinity Club services at Faneuil Hall
last evening with a timely sermon.
Alexander T. McGILL, D. D., of Princeton Theological Seminary, died on
Tuesday, Jan. 15.
At a meeting of the Board of Alderman yesterday, the Chairman announced
the standing committees for 1889. Mr. William H. WHITMORE resigned as a
Trustee of the Public Library, and Mr. William R. RICHARDS was appointed
by the Mayor to fill the vacancy.
A failure to display danger signals cost the New York, New Haven and
Hartford Railroad $5000 in the Supreme Court of New York City yesterday.
Mrs. Catharine HAUGHAN secured a verdict for that amount for the death of
her husband, who was killed while crossing the tracks at One Hundred and
The Marketman's banquet last night was attended by about four hundred
gentlemen. The speakers were Lieut. Gov. BRACKETT, Gen. BANKS, Hon.
Elijah A. MORSE, Hon. A. W. BEARD and others.
The Massachusetts and other Electoral Colleges completed their labors
yesterday. Joseph W. HILL of Charlestown was chosen messenger.
Mr. Walter S. WARNER, a prominent resident of Chicopee, was killed at a
fire in that town yesterday and two others were injured.
The School Board organized last night with Hon. Charles T. GALLAGHER as
Wednesday, Jan. 16.
Seth HATHAWAY, a well known Marblehead farmer, was seriously injured at
Lynn yesterday by being thrown from his carriage.
Mr. John PHILLIPS of the Methodist Book Concern in New York is dead.
A Railway Horror
I am putting this on because so many people are named who were either
killed or injured.
Cleveland, OH., Jan. 14. A frightful wreck occurred on the New York,
Pennsylvania and Ohio Railroad near Tallmadge, OH, this morning, a
passenger train colliding with one section of a freight which had broken
in two. Eight person killed and a dozen injured. The list is as
Killed and Injured
Robert HUNTINGTON of Galion, OH, passenger engineer; J F. RUSHFORD of
Galion, freight brakeman; Wm. LUNDY of Salamanca, NY, Wells, Fargo & Co.,
express messenger; three Chinamen; Mary Ann LYON of Idaho, aged 6,
ticketed second-class to Cherry Creek, NY; Wm WALTERS of Galion,
David THOMAS of Galion, baggage master, badly injured; Robert OWEN of
Kent, newsboy, one shoulder dislocated and bad cuts and bruises; Sam.
DOUGLAS of Galion, engineer, leg and head cut and bruised, and burned
about the abdomen; James BOYD of Paterson, NJ, severely hurt on head and
back; George SHAW of Galion, freight brakeman, cut and bruised; Thomas
FAIRFAX (colored) of cleveland, leg broken in two places below the knee
and bad cuts on head.
The First Baptist Church of Winthrop has elected the following named
officers: Charles P. FLOYD, Clerk; John F. WHITMAN, Treasurer; Dr. H. S.
SOULE, D. H. HOWARD and A. C. DUNHAM, Trustees; J. W. CORDIS, W. L.
COTTON and Watson WADE, Finance Committee. N. S. FREEMAN was chosen
Rev. O. F. ALVORD, formerly of North Fryeburg, ME, has accepted a call to
the Universalist Church in Mansfield, PA.
Rev. Rodney WALCHE of Boston is supplying the North (Unitarian) Church of
Famington, ME, and will probably make an engagement for the coming year.
The First Parish Church of Charlestown Friday evening held it's two
hundred and fifty-sixth annual meeting. Mr. Charles STOWELL and Gilbert
H. HAMILTON were added to the Board of Deacons.
Dr. George Williamson SMITH, President of Trinity College, Hartford, CT,
who was elected several months ago to the Assistant Episcopal Bishopric
of Ohio, has written a letter declining the honor. Much disappointment
is felt at his action.
Prof. C. H. FERNALD of the State Agricultural College at Amherst has been
elected foreign member of the Entomological Society of France.
The Onset Bay Grove Association has elected these officers: President,
Wm. D. CROCKETT; Vice President, George HOSMER; Clerk, E. Gerry BROWN;
Treasurer, E. Y. JOHNSON; Directors, Alfred NASH, Simeon BUTTERFIELD,
Cyrus PEABODY, W. W. CURRIER, and Mrs. Jennie P. RICKER.
Capt. Samuel L. BRENGLE of Salvation Army Corps No. 1, North Russell
street, is a former Boston clergyman, an ex-pastor of the Egleston Square
Church. Mrs. BRENGLE is a Vassar graduate and a very intelligent woman.
It was the Shelburne, MA., Church, Rev. B. M. FRINK, pastor, which held
the large and pleasant annual meeting on Jan. 4.
Galen C. MOSES has been chosen President of the new organization of Young
Men's Christian Association in Bath, ME.
The many Boston friends of General J. A. WILLIAMSON of Iowa will be happy
to hear that he has become heir to a fortune of half a million.
Rev. Dr. Burdett HART has given $6388 to Yale College for general use in
the academic department.
Rev. G. W. PERRY closed his pastorate with St. Paul's Universalist
Society of Rutland, VT., on Sunday, and delivered a farewell sermon to a
Rev. Howard A. CLIFFORD, late Professor of Greek in New Orleans
University, has been secured by the Methodist Society at Waterville, ME,
as their pastor, in place of Rev. C. I. MILL who leaves next week for
Rev. J. R. PATTERSON of East Wallingford, VT, and Rev. A. D. PALMER of
Middlebury have closed their pastorates of the Baptist Churches in those
Rev. W. T. CHASE of Minneapolis has accepted the call to the Ruggles
Street Baptist Church of this city.
Rev. E. P. GOULD, formerly Professor of New Testament Exegesis at New
Theological Institute, and well known as one of the foremost Bible
scholars of the country, has withdrawn from the Baptist Church and will
enter the Protestant Episcopal ministry.
On Sunday a roll-call of the living and dead members of the
Congregational Church at Warner, NH, took place, the living responding by
a short address or a portion of scripture. The church was founded in
1772, Rev. William KELLY, graduate of Harvard University, being the first
pastor. He served the church for 27 years and died in 1813.
Rev. Luther KENESTON was ordained and installed at New Boston, NH, and
the church was dedicated there Thursday last.
Rev. C. W. FLANDERS has completed his work with the Congregational Church
at Newport, NH, and goes to San Francisco, CA.
The Adams Street Baptist Church of Biddeford, ME, has voted to extend a
call to Edwin P. BURT, a graduate of the Newton Theological School last
June and who is now taking a special theological course at Yale.
Rev. J. M. COBURN of Greenville, NH, has accepted the pastorate of the
Baptist Church at New Ipswich, that State.
Rev. E. D. LAND has terminated his labors with the Baptist Church at
Rev. R. E. WUNK of California is at Manchester, NH.
Hon. George W. NESMITH, LL.D., has been elected President of the
Congregational Society at Franklin, NH.
Rev. C. C. FOSTER has resigned the pastorate of the Free Baptist Church
at Derry, NH.
Col. C. C. DANFORTH has been chosen President of the Unitarian Parish
Fund Society at Concord, NH.
Rev. Father P. J. CARRIGAN of Manchester, NH, is visiting cities and
towns in New England in aid of the new Roman Catholic university at
Rev. E. DAVIES has resigned his position at the Court Street Mission.
The Boston Presbytery ordained and installed Rev. Luther M. KENESTON on
Thursday at Goffstown, NH. Ordaining prayer and charge to the people
were made by Rev. Robert COURT, Lowell, MA; sermon by Rev. James E. ODLIN
of Goffstown; charge to the pastor by Rev. J. W. SANDERSON, D.D. of
Boston, MA; The new church was dedicated in the afternoon with an
invocation by Rev. John THORPE of Mont Vernon, a sermon by Rev. W. R.
COCHRANE, D.D., of Antrim; dedicatory prayer by Rev. James E. ODLIN and
address of welcome by the pastor, Rev. L. M. KENESTON.
Will continue with this issue later.