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BOUND VOLUMES, January 9, 2014

Advertisement: Factory Notice. Notice is hereby given to all persons who wish to become Stockholders in the Woolen and Cotton Factory, at Todd’s Mills, that a meeting will be held at Lemuel Todd’s on Tuesday, the 11th, inst. at one o’clock p.m. for the purpose of organizing a Company. Punctual attendance at the hour is expected.
Consumption versus Speculation – The inhabitants of the Northern Liberties, Philadelphia, have had a general meeting at which they resolved not to use foreign tea, nor coffee and sugar, unless in cases of sickness, until the prices are reduced so that coffee may be had for 25 and sugar for 20 cents a pound. They say there is enough in the United States for several years’ consumption, and are determined to make the artificial scarcity caused by speculators cure itself. The measure they have taken is generally commended and their example will probably be followed in other parts of the country.
January 8, 1814

By “fashionable and expensive poor” is intended all these, whether merchants, farmers, mechanics, day laborers, etc. who live in the imitation of expensive fashion, without any proper regard to their wages or fortunes. This class, in the United States, embraces a larger proportion of the people than in any other country whatever. In other words, travelers and strangers agree, that the people of the United States are, in many particulars the most wasteful of civilized people on earth.
January 7, 1839

Piano Fortes – The number of Piano Fortes manufactured in this country is immense, and the sales are constantly increasing. Notwithstanding the absence of Southern orders, the leading manufacturers have all they can do to meet the demands of the trade. Pianos are articles no longer confined to the parlor of the citizen; they are to be found in the farm houses of the country, to an extent not thought of a few years ago. Every young lady who has any “music in her soul,” wants a piano, and can be supplied at prices ranging from $200 to $500.
January 8, 1864

Local – Mr. E.F. Beadle has been in town for a few days looking after the finishing of his new cottage. He has also purchased of J. H. Kelley the Coburn house and lot, and will have possession the first of April, when he will put mechanics at work enlarging and modernizing the building, to be on a par with his other cottages on Pine Street – a street that through the enterprise of Mr. Beadle has become one of the finest and most desirable in Cooperstown. In addition to the above, Mr. Beadle has purchased of Owen McCabe, the grounds in the rear of the Coburn property and Tucker place.
January 11, 1889

The last will and testament of the late J.A. Melrose Johnston was filed in the Surrogate’s office late last Tuesday afternoon. By its provisions the Misses Elizabeth and Claudine Johnston, nieces, and Morgan Johnston, nephew, of Morris are to receive $2,000 each; William E. Johnston, a brother, of Utica, is to receive $5,000; and the remainder of the estate is to be divided equally between the wife, Genevieve Cory Johnston and sons, Waldo C. Johnston and Douglas T. Johnston. Mrs. Johnston is made executrix of the will which was drawn December 9, 1910. The transfer tax affidavit estimates the value of the estate at upwards of $10,000 real and $10,000 personal property.
January 7, 1914

Dr. Edward P. Alexander, who recently came here from Ticonderoga has opened his office in the building formerly known as the Village Club and Library, which hereafter will be the Central Quarters of the New York State Historical Association of which he is the director. Dr. Alexander expects to spend next week in New York City consulting museum directors concerning problems which may arise in connection with the opening of the new museum here. The museum will contain both a state and a county exhibit, the latter having been made possible through the cooperation of the Otsego County Historical Society with the state organization. The formal opening of the museum will take place this spring. The Village Library which occupies a room in the building, and the Cooperstown Woman’s Club, with quarters on the basement floor, are remaining in their locations for the present.
January 11, 1939

The $600,000 libel suit instituted a year ago against Mrs. Isabel Moore, authoress of “The Sex Cure,” and her publisher, Universal Publishing and Distributing Corp. of New York, “is still very much alive.” A spokesman for the plaintiff Mrs. Walter Dieterle, Cooperstown housewife, said the case might be scheduled as early as March in Supreme Court here. Mrs. Dieterle is represented by Van Horne and Feury, a Cooperstown law firm. Mrs. Moore, who wrote the controversial book under the pen name Elaine Dorian, is represented by the Binghamton law firm Cherrin and Gold. The publisher is represented by a New York firm. The plaintiff claimed that she suffered “mental distress and damage to her reputation” because of the book, which is alleged to be based on private life in Cooperstown. On Halloween night in 1962 Mrs. Moore’s house was painted with foot-high slanderous words, an incident that brought national attention and “unfavorable publicity.” Sales of the book, which already sold out 250,000 copies, zoomed after the uproar and made state and national headlines.
January 8, 1964

The Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital opened a breast-screening clinic January 6. The clinic will be offered every Friday afternoon. The screening program includes a breast examination conducted by a physician’s assistant and an instructional session on self-breast examination. A mammogram will be administered following the examination if it is deemed necessary based upon risk factors, family health history and the physical exam. A mammogram is an X-ray which can reveal tumors and slow changes in the structure of breasts. A follow-up consultation will be scheduled based on results of the mammogram.
January 11, 1989



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