Westfield Republican, 1908-12-02
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®f)e tOestfieU*' fUpttblicftti NO. 37. WESTFIELD, CHAUTAUQUA CO. N. Y.. WEDNESDAY. DEC. 3, 1908. OL. LIV. TOWN BOARD MEETINGS. ►Lamb & Cowan, YON'S DRUG STORE. WESTFIELD, NEW YORK. CENTRAL PEATH OF A VETERAN. Sketch of the Life of R. M. Hall, who was a Prisoner at Andersonville During the Rebellion. Robert Mack Hall, son of Asa and Paulina Mack Hall, was born in Westfield, N. Y., February 5th, 1833, and died November 24th, 1908, having spent nearly hia whole life in the town of his nativity. From his earliest boyhood industry was his passion. In school he was studious, a d his spare moments always found him with a book or magazine It would be difficult to think of him in his waking hours when he was not occupied. At sixteen he became a member of the Presbyterian church, and later was made an Elder. In 1861, when the early war fever was at its height, two friends (Campbell, Dickson and Harmon Cowden) were driven out of the South, and reaching their old home again, proposed raising a regiment of cavalry. Robert Hall was the first one to s<y "I am with you," and at that the 9th N. Y. Calvary was born. He entered Co. I and was made Quartermaster Sergeant under Capt. Cowden He was color bearer in ihe battle of Bull Run, and in the battle of Gettysburg the regiment opened the engagement, lost the first man killed, and gathered in the first "Jonnie." During the time he was with his regiment there were sixty-four engagements. In September, 1863, he was taken prisoner by a squad of rebel cavalry wearing United States uniforms, in which disguise they surrounded him and ordered a surrender. With characteristic pluck he put up a light and was only taken after receiving a skull-fracturing saber*cut which rendered him unconscious. He with others was put on a train for Richmond. On the fifth day they received their first mouthful of food. He was taken to Libby Prison, to Belle Isle, and finally into the horrors of Andersonville, a place which never can be described and which will ever remain a curse to the Southern name. How a mortal man could endure 409 days > of such imprisonment is beyond the ken of any who can appreciate the conditions. He had the sturdiest of constitutions, bnt never after, was he physically a free man. In January, 1867, he was married to Misa Flora A. Driggs, and to them were born six children, three of whom anrvive. Tbe family home has been on the old Fay farm two miles west of the village, a home that always had its doors open to both friende and strangers. No old soldier could ever get past without coming in and having a meal, and a soldier's tent in the yard was occupied weeks at a time by knights of the G. A. R. button. * : With failing health a year ago he left I the farm, reluctantly it may be said, and ' moved into the village, but he was not long to enjoy tbe change. About six months ago tailing health showed marked inroads and for three months he has been confined to the house. He was released from Rebel prison November 21st, 1864. He had always kept the day and it had never gone unobserved until this year, when he was too ill to consider any day, bnt the kind Master whom he had served so conscientiously for almost sixty years, called him three days later to that glorious banquet in His Father's house, where he will rejoice in congenial companionship forevermore. Of his immediate family there remain his wife, his daughters Florence Sacket Hall and Mary Emma Hall, his son Asa Hall, wife ■ and child Lorene, and one brother, F. A. Hall, all of this place. The funeral services held in the Presbyterian church were largely attended, Rev. R. S. Van Cleve, D. D., of Erie, officiating. The remains were tenderly borne by members of Sackett Post of the G. A. R. Mrs. Cook of Buffalo, a friend of the family, assisting ia the services, sang pathetically a song which found a response in every heart so well did it carry the impress of the occasion— "How sweet to know when we grow weary, That after toiling cometh rest." Held on November 20th and Decem- ber 1st.—Business Transacted. Fresh Drags. Board met at the office of Teonant & Tennant at three o'clock Thursday afternoon, November 20th. The meeting was called to receive bids for the $35,000 bonds for the bridge across Chautauqua Creek on the Buffalo & Erie Road. Always Busy. ...THE DRUGGISTS... Phone No. a 'hone 80 Opposite P. O. Night and emergency phone No. 188. Open Sanday from 12 to 1 only. We answer phone calls at other hours when neoeesary. ST YOU FORGET There were present: Supervisor Thompson and Justices Powers, Breads, Tennant and Munson. Art Books Christmas Books We again call attention to the fact that we have the agency for one of the largest and best engraving establishments in the country, and can furnish calling cards, invitations, etc., on very short notice. Call in and see the styles and get our prices. We are taking advance orders for the Christmas season. Home Again With Me, Riley's poems, illustrated by Christy,$1.75 Out of Doors in the Holy Land by Dr. Van Dyke. A description of the Holy Land of today by a competent and sympathetic writer, fully illustrated, $1.50. Book of Sweethearts, by ! American artists, $2.25 Chariot Race from Ben Hur, trated, $1.25. Reprint of the complete and authorized $2.00 family edition of Longfellow at 75 cents. Whittier and Lowell, at same price. Riley's Songs of Summer, illustrated, $1.00. There were no bids for the $35,000 bridge bonds at four per cent. Samuel Strang,-of the W. N. Coler Co., was present and said that the law gave the Town Board the privilege of offering the bonds at private sale, and made a proposition to dispose of the bonds at four per cent for $1,400, which he claimed would be a saving to the Town of over $1,200 over a four and one-half per cent bond, and a saving of $175 over a four and one-fourth bond. Action on the matter I was postponed until it could be more fully investigated. leading The Toy Shop, 50 cents. a Lincoln book, ni» Framed Picture Sale Angel and the Star, Ralph Connor, 50 cents. Is attracting wide attention, over 200 choice subjects to select from. Forty per cent discount from our regular marked prices. We sold a quantity of them last week for Christmas presents. Don't overlook the bargains we are offering. illus- On motion of M. D. Tennant the bond of W. H. Thompson, presented and furnished by the Title Guaranty and Surety Company, for the sum of $70,000, be approved. It was carried. Real Find icture Frames " On Christmas Day in the Morning," by Mrs. Grace S. Richmond of Fredonia, illustrated in colors, 50 cents. Be sure and* add it to your Christmas book list. A quantity of made up frames, at your own price. We make frames to order upon very notice. A great variety of new mouldings to select from. The bill of Prendergast & Deuglas for $105 for furnishing the bond for the Supervisor was on motion of M. D. Tennant approved and ordered paid. Crepe Papers On motion of R. D. Powers, Benj. Breads was appointed a committee to procure a place and store our new traction engine. It was unanimously carried. The Buffalo Express says of it : "A delightful little story and one that gets right down into the reader's heart and lingers there. Jt has a new touch and a very pleasant one and it tells of a large family of sons and daughters, most of them married and all engaged in pursuits that have made them stray far from the home nest, who go back to the old farm and surprise father and mother with an old time Christmas day> just as they used to have when they were little boys and girls and hung their stockings on Christmas Eve in the chimney corner. One involuntarily speculates as to who enjoyed the festival most, the men and * omen who planned it, the faithful old servant who intrigued to make it a surprise, or the father and mother who realized that they were not forgotten by the children after all. We have just received from the Dennison Company over 300 rolls of Crepe and Decorated Papers, just what you want for Christmas. We also have .a great line of their Christmas Seals, Christmas Tags, Cards and Labels. Plenty of the small Calendar Pads for your New Year Calendars. On motion of H. L. Munson meeting adjourn at call of Supervisor. H. W. Thompson, Clerk. Board met at the office of Tennant & Tennant ou Tuesday morning, December 1st, at 10 o'clock. There were present Supervisor Thompson and Justices Breads, Tennant, Munson and Powers. The meeting was called to make the Town's first payment on the viaduct. On motion of Powers, seconded by Breads, that the Supervisor be authorised to borrow $8,750 for the purpose of making the first payment on the viaduct as per agreement between the Buffalo & Lake Ert* Traction Company and Town of Westfield executed October 15, 1908. It was unanimously carried. Hudnut's Perfumes and Toilet Articles A full line of them just come to hand. White Castile Soap Made from pure Olive Oil. The largest 10 cent cake you ever purchased can be had at our store. M. A. LYON. . — .>1 - I IQNES, PHARMACY I OUR DRUGS ARE ALWAYS FRESH I We are having a nice sale on our own White Pine J Cough Syrup this winter. We carry all I others; I Call in and get a sample of Doctor Graves' Tooth ■ Powder and Mouth Wash Free. I When in need of Toilet Soaps let us show you what I we can do for a little money. I We have a fine line of Imported and Domestic I CIGARS, also a full line of the BEST I TOBACCOS. I r Soda Fountain is always running with delicious 1 !a and other beverages. I DIES, also Children's Books Ready for Picking Postal Card Views of Westfield, framed in pass par tout, each 10c. Diaries 10c to 90c. On motion adjourned. H. W. Thompson, Clerk. Roosevelt Bears Abroad. $1.25. The Good Wolf by Mrs. Burnett, $1.00. Bishop Walker. Bishop William Walker of Buffalo,paid an official visit to St. Peter's Episcopal chorch last Wednesday evening, and confirmed a class of ten, eight men and boys and two girls. There was a large audience present, and the Bishop delivered a most timely and helpful address. The service wu greatly enjoyed by ail. Dorothy and Wizard of Oz, $1.00. Painting Books, 35c. Little Prudy's Story Book, 25c. Indestructible cloth books, able, 15 cents up. Daily Reminders, 25c to 75c. Calendar Pads, one cent. Calendar Mounts for photographs, 5c to 7c. Kodak Albums, 10c to $1.50. wash- Rexall Cherries For easing a cough, convenient t# carry in the pocket, package 5c. Closed His Work Here. A Hundred Thousand On Sunday, November 29th, the Rev. 8. R. MacEwan closed a rectorship of two years in the Episcapal church in this village. Those who were present will not soon forget the solemnity of the morning service, nor the rector's beautiful and tender words of farewell, full of appreciation of all that was good in his people, and of hope for the future of the parish. Mr. and Mrs. MacEwan have given themselves to the work here with a loyalty, a devotion, an earnestness and a true Belf-forgetfulness that will never be forgotten, and they go te their new home followed by the graittude and good wishes of all, and leaving only friends behind them. Copies Rexall Bunion Ease Trail of the Lonesome Pine were printed in the first edition. It's the popular book of fiction of the J ear. It's well written and ends appily. Price $1.25. We have every book of fiction worth while of the fall publications, right here in stock. For stopping the pain of sensitive corns and bunions, bottle 20c. Rexall Larkspur Lotion For killing all head lice and nits. Safe and sure, bottle 25c. Ou Coco Col —Good winter apples for sale; also seconds at 25c per bushels. J. E. Hail. Christmas Postals are ready. If to be sent to a distance it is none too early to buy--some very artistic ones 3 for 5 cents. We are soteagents for HUYLER'S CAN have a full line of MARY ELIZABETH'S Home Made Candies. —Ford's air-tight all wood weather strip. Wm. E. Campbell, Agent. —Foe Sale.—A fine house and two lots. The lots are set out to berries. Chas. T. Piehl, 29 Davis St. —Remember the chicken supper Dec. 16 at the Y. M. C. A. Powers Leads Jockeys. The following from the Cincinnati Enquirer will be of interest to WeBttield citizens: "Vincent Powers leads the jockeys of the country and bids fair to pass the 300-mark before the year is over. Joe Notter ia second, and would no doubt have been closer up but for having his mounts limited by the stewards. The same could be said of Eddie Dagan, who is third on the list, as he was set down until the first of the year. Little Albert Walsh, the Cincinnati lad, stands sixth in the list. The following shows how the leading jockeys of the country have fared for the year ap to Thursday night:" Name lBt 2d 3d UnP Powers 278 1T4 167 470 Notte™ 245 174 134 298 ShUling 231 130 113 307 DUTO...... 174 140 99 359 Miller 171-140 104 C55 w'®h 139 127 103 519 McCarthy 123 105 88 323 M Sjrave H9 1°5 92 394 MaJtin.. 102 121 335 ButVer 93 122 490 I. E. JONES, Proprietor —Jewel cases, the very latest design. H. F. Clayman, Jeweler. —Herman Durand of Clymer has bought the Hill meat market at Celoron. The Busy Store on The Busv Corner. —Bracelets! Bracelets! ! Bracelets!! ! H. F. Claymah, Jeweler and Optician —Engraving by hand. Prices reasonable. H. F. Claymak, Jeweler and Optician.OF WESTFIELD —Watch Fobs, all the standard patterns 25c op. H. F. Claymah, Jeweler and Optician. (Is all that the name implies.) Invites your accounts Because it is DIAMONDS —Wait and buy your winter's supply of vegetables and groceries at the "country store," Dec. 16. SOLID, FOR —Mince meat such as mother made, only better, for sale at the "country store" Y. M. C. A. building, Dec. 16. SAFE, SOUND. - CHRISTMAS —Lockets, they cannot be beaten in style or cost. H. F. Clayman, Jeweler and Optician. Because it is UP-TO-DATE. CONSERVATIVE, HELPFUL. We haven't a wheelbarrow load of diamonds, but we have a dozen —Mantel clocks $3 50 up. Some very pretty cases. H. F. Clayman, Jeweler and Optician. —Miss Florence Minton and Miss Lncile Dickerman will give a sale of fancy work for Christmas at the home of Miss Minton, -Pearl street, Friday and Saturday, 4th and 5th. —A few diamond rings, small stones, I will sell very reasonable. H. F. Clayman, Jeweler and Optician. —The Women's Union and C. E. or two of extra fine white stones that we can sell you at right prices. The larger stoiies are set in ring mountings. The smaller in cuff buttons, brooches, scarf pins and other jewelry. Start an account and like a flower watch it grow. The County Fair. St. Peter's Guild held a most successful County Fair at the Opera House on November 25th, which netted the society something over $90. The musical features of the program were very good, the soIob by Misses Mary Tennant, Esthel Sturgis, Marian Allen, Anna Ingram, Norma White, Mr. Charles Busohow and the trio by Mrs. CoombB, Miss Geisweit and Miss Sturgis, being especially fine. SPECIAL ATTENTION Interest on time deposits. Is called to one pair of gold cufl buttons, with good cut diamonds at $30.00. Our Xmas stock is ready for your inspection. Safety security boxes. Drafts sold. Society of the Baptist church will serve a chicken supper in the Y. M. C. A. dining room, December 16 from 5:30 to 7:30 p. m. There will also be- on sale fancy articles and aprons, comfortables,kimonos, towels, etc , also home-made candies and baked goods. A feature of the sale will be a typical "country store." D. G. JILLSON, President. G. FAYETTE DICKSON, Y.P, FRED P. FOX, Cashier. V. A. KENT,V.P. E. H. OVERTON, Jeweler, Ma<n street, Westfleld, N. Y. Mission Finish Oak Hall Clocks $22.00 and $24.00 each. E. H. Ovebton.
|Title||Westfield Republican, 1908-12-02|
|Description||Early newspapers of Westfield, New York|
|NY Heritage Topic||Community & Events|
New York (State), Western
Chautauqua County (N.Y.)
|Date of Original||1908-12-02|
|Format of Digital||image/tiff|
Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Library System
|Digital Collection||Westfield Local Newspapers|
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