BOUND VOLUMES June 13, 2019


June 13, 2019


Illegal Slave Dealing – At a Court of Quarter Sessions held in April last for the County of Sussex (Del.), Lemuel Tam was convicted of selling for exportation, a manumitted slave, and sentenced by the court to pay the sum of $500, the penalty enforced by the Act of the Assembly. At the same term James Jones, who had been convicted at the November term last, was sentenced by the court to pay the sum of $500 for exporting a manumitted slave. The penalties in the above cases will be paid by the defendants.

June 14, 1819


Excerpts from the Resolutions of the Democrats Meeting at Butternuts – Resolved: That the assemblage of free men to consider and review the acts of their public agents; to deliberate on the best means of preserving our civil institutions and the equal rights of each individual; to brighten the chain of friendship between brethren of the same principle; and to endeavor to promote the prosperity and glory of our beloved country – is not only a duty, but is among the most distinguished and invaluable privileges secured to us by the Constitutions of the State and Nation. Resolved: That though men may change, Truth is eternal; and though as in 1840, men may be deluded by false representations, bewildered by noise and riot, and misled by the exhibition of pageants, the sober second thought of the enlightened citizens of America, will put to flight such delusions, and truth and reason will eventually triumph.

June 10, 1844


The Cooper House approaches completion. A little army of carpenters, masons, painters, paper hangers, gas fitters, plumbers, carpet makers and others are busily engaged, and each day shows a large amount of work accomplished. Men from the firm of Moneuse and Duparquet of New York, are engaged in putting in the kitchen one of their thirteen hundred dollar French cooking ranges. Furniture, beautiful and substantial is arriving in large quantities, soon to be followed by the needed stores. Mr. and Mrs. Watkins are there superintending everything connected with the furnishing of the large building. The parlor furniture alone costs about $3,500. There is a set of silver service for the dining room which cost $2,000. Mr. W. thinks he will have as handsomely furnished a Summer Hotel as can be found in the United States. (Ed. Note: The Cooper House was built on the grounds now occupied by Cooper Lane Apartments and adjoining properties to the south along Chestnut Street)

June 11, 1869


The Athletics – A meeting of the C.A.A. was held on Tuesday evening, when several new members were received. New uniforms for the team were ordered. The team for the season of 1894 is practically made up and will be a strong one – as it must be to meet the competitors who are to appear on the grounds here this season. During the season it is expected that four games will be played with the “Murray Hills” of New York City, four with the “Cuban Giants,” two with the “Ironsides” of Newark, New Jersey, two with the “Pattersons” of Patterson, New Jersey, and several games with teams belonging to the New York State League. The games will all be “first class” – at least that is the hope and intention of the Athletics, who always aim to do the right thing and to give our people good ball. The formation of the team is entirely in the hands of Captain Hollister, and we shall undoubtedly have a strong club.

June 7, 1894


Proof that Cooperstown is proud of Doubleday Field as the national shrine of baseball will be evident to all the fans attending the game July 10 between the Giants and the Tigers. All spring long village workers have been busy at the field putting it in tip-top condition. The outfield and grass sections of the diamond are emerald green and smooth as a billiard table. The baselines have been refilled and worked up to the proper level. In addition every seat in the park has been repainted and the rows in the bleacher section have been re-numbered in such a way as to make the seating more comfortable. Heretofore some of the sections have been too closely crowded.

June 14, 1944


Government leaders in Washington are just now discovering what many county welfare workers have known all along – that many Americans are suffering from malnutrition. At a U.S. Senate Committee hearing, Dr. Arnold Schaefer of the Public Health Service reported on a survey among 12,000 Americans selected at random in Texas, Louisiana, New York and Kentucky. In this land of plenty, chronic hunger and malnutrition exist in many areas, and in addition, there is an alarming presence of diseases commonly associated with undernourishment, diseases that were thought to exist only in the backward areas of Africa and Asia. A return of endemic goiter has been discovered. Many cases of starving Americans have been found. Two main causes of this situation are poverty and ignorance. While spending billions of dollars all around the world, we neglect our own citizens who suffer from hunger and malnutrition.

June 11, 1969


On June 1, Wilber National Bank’s Otsego Office opened for business on Route 28 just south of Cooperstown. The Otsego Office is Wilber’s tenth banking location in Otsego County. In 1984 Wilber opened its Cooperstown office at 62 Main Street, once the location of the Second National Bank of Cooperstown. The Otsego Office is housed in the former Sperry mansion.

June 14, 1994


Pat Romaine got a shock when she looked out the window of her home off Route 33 in the Town of Milford at 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 3. There was a black bear, about the size of a medium-size man, helping himself to the birdseed at the feeders used over the winter. Pat threw a paint can in the bear’s direction, but he stayed put. Only when a trooper responded to her 911 call did the animal scoot up the hill and into the woods at the sound of the siren.

June 5, 1969

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