BOUND VOLUMES: June 3, 2021

BOUND VOLUMES

June 3, 2021

Compiled by Tom Heitz/SHARON STUART, with resources
courtesy of The Fenimore Art Museum Research Library

210 YEARS AGO

Advertisement – Jacob Duessler informs his old customers and the public in general, that he has removed from his old stand in front of the County Clerk’s Office, to the shop formerly occupied by Orlo Allen, Tailor, directly opposite Messrs. R.I. & I. Cooper’s store where he continues to carry on his business in the newest fashions, and upon short notice. He flatters himself, that by his experience in business, and strict attention to orders, he shall merit the favor of the public’s patronage. N.B. Having received the newest fashions from Albany, he will be enabled to accommodate his customers. Uniform Coats made in the first style. Almost all kinds of grain will be taken in payment for work done at his shop.

June 1, 1811

185 YEARS AGO

The agitators experienced nothing but “cold comfort” at their interview in Hartwick.
But about twenty of them appeared on the occasion and were lectured by “the sower of sedition,” and they dispersed without molestation. Even the neighboring citizens had not curiosity enough to look in upon their doings. Thus has another effort of a handful of religious fanatics, exhibited the paucity in numbers of the Abolitionists in the County, and given evidence of the correctness and stability of the public sentiment on a subject which it has been the endeavor of certain sectarians to magnify into a question of great importance to the citizens of this state, when they knew we were not suffering under the evils of slavery, and were constitutionally prohibited from interfering with the domestic relations of our sister states.

June 6, 1836

160 YEARS AGO

The Fourth of July – The people of the country should get together, for a rational celebration of the Day. More than at any former period in our country’s history is this called for. Let the celebration be fitting to the time and the occasion. In this village we hope our citizens will take some action in the matter. Let the Stars and Stripes be displayed, a National salute fired, and let us hear the glorious Declaration read, and listen to an appropriate Oration. Why will not the Trustees of the village act as a Committee?

June 7, 1861

110 YEARS AGO

Joe Rothstein, junk dealer, who resides at 28 Elm Street, was fined $50 in Magistrate Stocker’s court Saturday, for violating Section 8 of the Village Health Laws. The jury was several hours in arriving at a verdict and it was after 10 o’clock when they made their report. Rothstein paid the fine and L.F. Putnam, his attorney, said he would appeal the case. Several days ago, James J. Byard, Jr., the owner of the Fenimore Hotel, went to the residence of Rothstein in company with an officer, in an endeavor to locate a quantity of lead pipe that had been stolen from the Fenimore basement. Other citizens, who had missed various movable articles, accompanied him. They found in the Rothstein barn, a large quantity of old bones, the odor from which was most offensive, and the unsanitary condition of the property was such that the attention of the village trustees was called to it and the lawsuit followed.

June 7, 1911

85 YEARS AGO

The following is taken from a speech delivered by New York State Senator Walter W. Stokes in support of plans for the celebration of the dedication of Doubleday Field and the Centennial of Baseball in 1939. The speech was broadcast to a radio audience over station WGY in Schenectady. “If America may be considered to have a password that pushes aside the barriers of race, religion, politics and social position it is this thrilling phrase heard throughout the land from the first warm days of spring to the frosty days of fall. Play ball! Baseball – American invented, American developed, American promoted – is the only factor in our national life that makes all America kin. Racial differences born in the dim ages long ago, political differences, intense and real, religious disagreement harking back to the beginning of Christianity, these problems of American life are speedily solved and quickly forgotten as we apply to them the great common denominator of baseball.”

June 3, 1936

60 YEARS AGO

The highlight of the 1960-1961 season for the CCS Booster Club will take place at the Otesaga Hotel, Wednesday evening June 14 at 7 p.m. when the club will sponsor an All Sports Banquet honoring members of the varsity teams at Cooperstown Central School. Founded by the Booster Club two years ago, this is a great undertaking for such a small organization and could not succeed unless organizations and well-wishers assisted by purchasing one or more tickets. Each member of the Booster Club attempts to sell tickets that entitle one of the athletes to attend the banquet. The ticket-purchaser’s name is placed on the ticket so each athlete knows the identity of their sponsor. The biggest thrill of the sponsor is to receive a letter of appreciation from the ticket’s recipient after the banquet.

May 31, 1961

35 YEARS AGO

Michael Jerome and his Inn at Cooperstown won a preservation award from the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation in Albany last week. The certificate of achievement is given to recognize the best efforts in historic preservation in a variety of categories including craftsmanship, planning, preservation, education and economic development.

June 4, 1986

20 YEARS AGO

The Fourth Grade Honor Roll at CCS includes Richard Arnot, Ryan Davine, Emma Leslie, Almira Gandhi, Thomas Craig, Zachary Mahlum, Kathryn Wilhelm, Amber Boulay, Nocole Ahrens, Emily Davidson, Laura Derouin, Kiersten Pikarsky, Ariel Powers, Krystal Tandle, Kimberly Armstrong, Emily Hunter, Lucy Mellor, Molly Ryanmiller, James Cole, Ben Eichler, Quinn Hoffman, Peter Kearns, Julian Gialanella, Andrew Auriemma, Keegan Bass, Sarah Hutcherson, Eliza Higgins, Jacob Fenno, Emilie Rigby, Caitlin Kelly, Quinn Bernegger, Jamie Sharratt, Hanna Bergene.

June 1, 2001


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