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28. Air, h. 74, 1. 64 Francis Bray died, aged 53. Theodore
Froment died, aged 30.
29. Mrs. Margaret Kelty died, aged 84. Patrick Rooney died, aged 44. Mary Kerwin died, aged 27..
30. John Ryan died, aged 52. Amos B. Townsend died, aged 27. Clark Fuller died, aged 53. Robert A. Walker died, aged 23. Michael Maginnis died.
August 1. Patrick Mulrooney died, aged 49. Harriet Loretta, wife of James Mullen, died.
2. Grace Strover, wife of Charles E. Bleecker, died. Michael Brown died, aged 42. John II. McGraw died, aged 26.
3. Mary Geon died, aged 65. Susan G. Campbell died, aged 71. Catharine Snyder, widow of George Lawrence, died, aged 74.
4. Isaac Gifford died at Malta, Sar. Co., aged 64. Henry Gallagher died, aged 31.
5. John Searls died, aged 34.
7. George Hoyt died, aged 41. Michael Donahoe died, aged 36.
8. James Powers died, aged 22. Thomas Hoffman died, aged 58. Thomas Carson died at Poughkeepsie, aged 83.
9. Abraham Smith died, aged 29. Thomas A. Finn died, aged 22.
11. Patrick Gill died, aged 58.
12. Wm. R. Seymour died, aged 29. Bartholomew McAvinne died, aged 69. Christina B. Landers, wife of George 0. Peters, died, aged 34. Abigail Van Wie died, aged 58.
13. While workmen were engaged in digging the trenches for the foundation of the new edifice erected upon the site of the old Centre Market, they found five coffins at the northeast corner, and a great crowd was soon gathered there. This had formerly been the site of the Lutheran church, and these were undoubtedly bodies that had been buried under the church, and had lain there so long as to have been forgotten when the property was sold and demolished. Alderman Mulhall, chairman of the committee on the erection of the new building, and also of the committee on burial grounds, caused the remains to be put in new boxes, and placed in the State street vault until the first of September, with a view to their being deposited with the remains about to be removed from
the State street cemeteries, if not claimed by relatives Mary Jj.
Dexter died, aged 18.
14. Mary Halpin, widow of John Murtaugh, died, aged 30.
15. Thomas Carey died, aged 48.
16. Ann Small, wife of James Kerr, died, aged 25.
19. The steam boat Daniel Drew left the dock for New York with 9,000 boxes of cheese, 300 tons. It came from Herkimer, Utica, Rome and Fort Plain, and employed ten teams six and a half hours in taking it from the rail road to the boat. It was worth $90,000. It was mostly destined for Europe Walter R. Page died, aged 22.
20. Kitty Bacheller, wife of James D. Wilson, died, aged 21. Edward Donnelly died, aged 49. James Coughlin died, aged 40. Patriok Brennook died, aged 31.
21. Rachel Montgomery, wife of Almon Brown, died, aged 63.
22. Great walking match between Payne and Weston to make 100 miles in 24 hours; Payne accomplished 84 miles, and Weston 71 miles in
23 hours Mrs. F. E Quackenbush died, aged 83. Mary Gorman
died, aged 73 Margaret Campion died, aged 18.
23. Julia Mooney died, aged 54.
24. Thomas Jenkins died, aged 42. Agnes McKay, wife of John MoKenzie, died, aged 55.
25. Charles L. Elliot died, aged 55. He was one of the few great and successful men of his profession. All his works were of superior excellence, and invariably won the admiration of all lovers of art. He had few, if any, superiors in this country. His death therefore, will be an irreparable loss to the art world, in which he occupied so prominent a place. His artistic hand has portrayed on canvas the life-like features of many of the great men of our nation. Among whom were the three last governors of this state; Seymour, Morgan and Penton. The three last named now ornament the walls of our common council chamber, and never fail to win the admiration of strangers as they gaze upon them. Mr. Elliot was unquestionably one of the most successful artists this country ever produced. He has established a reputation by his works of art that will forever elicit homage from the American people. In his death, Albany will be a great sufferer. His fame as an artist added to her reputation. The former will live, but the latter expired with his demise.
Argus Mr. Elliot was born on the 12th October, 1812. His birth
place was in the town of Scipio, Cayuga county. At the early age of fourteen he gave precocious evidence of that genius that has since shone so brilliant in the world of art. In 1834, he removed to the city of New York, and there formally entered upon that profession in which he has become so distinguished. Within the last two years he came to this oity making it his permanent, and as it has proved, his last home. Mr. Elliot was a great and eminent portrait painter. But that characterization does not do ample justice to his fame. He was the best artist now living in this country. That is the judgment as well of the profession as of the public. In that one great merit of the portrait painter, without which all others fade in insignificance, the truthfulness of the likeness, Mr. Elliot was surpassingly great. The face stood out from the canvas in all the reality and perfectness of life. The similitude to nature was as perfect as a mirror, embodying tone and color, could have made it. Nor did he mar the beauty of his picture or do violence to truth by permitting himself to indulge in that license so often practiced of seeking to aid or improve the portrait by the colors of his brush or the efforts of his fancy. He clung to his subject with a fidelity that no motive could shake. And hence, when the picture passed from his easel, the spectator or the critic was coerced into the judgment that it was faultless. He had been active at his labors. He has pain tod the large number of seven hundred portraits. These embodied those of very many eminent men. Among them are those of Governors Seymour, Morgan and Feuton, that grace the galaxy of portraits in our common council chamber. During his residence in our city, he has made portraits of Messrs. Corning, Magee, Burden, Egberts and Williams, all of which are splendid monuments to his genius. In his private life the deceased was greatly esteemed. He attached friends to him with the strong cords of sympathy and affection. He was reserved in his disposition and was unobstrusive in his manner. He sought no ostentation. He made no parade of himself or his works. He did not court the applause of the world by those devices that men of lesser merit so often summon to their aid. He seemed content to do his labor in the quretude of his studio, and leave the honest and unsolicited judgment of the world the bestowmeut of the reward of fame due him. He has been stricken down in the very fullness and maturity of his genius, and the country must search earnestly and long to find one that shall fill the chasm caused by his death.—Journal.
26. Grace Sandleitner died, aged 27. Margaret Ann Donavan died, aged 26. Ann Nugent died, aged 60.
27. The Forty Seventh Regiment of the National Guard from Brooklyn, visited the city, for the purpose of being presented with a stand ot colors by the governor, occasioning a military gala day.
30. St Patrick's Church dedicated by the aid of a brass band and three military companies. The church is, for its size, says the Argus, without doubt, one of the most tasty and appropriately arranged edifices in the country, being in length 110 feet; from the ground to the cross on the spire, 177 feet; the length of the audience room, 85 feet; width of the audience room, 60 feet; to top of ceiling, 45 feet. The masonry work was executed by Mr. Finnerty, of Troy. The carpentry work by John Kennedy, Jr., of this city, and the plastering by Arthur Boyle; and taken together is a fine exhibition of mechanism. The altar is handsomely decorated with natural flowers, and tends the more to beautify the edifice. The windows on either side and front of the church are the
donations of individuals Catharine, wife of John Donahue, died,
31. William Sheppard died, aged 87. Adam A. Hallenbeck died, aged 24. William Kelly died, aged 27. William A. Sumner died at St. Paul, Minn., aged 27.
September 1. Bridget Hogan, widow of Archibald Mclntyre, died, aged 55. Jacob Keller died, aged 30. Ellen. Hagan died, aged 65. Robert Glen died, aged 55.
2. Mary Murphy died, aged 27. Mary E., wife of Capt. John Delaney, died, aged 36.
3. Ann Bligh died, aged 60.
4. John Jones died, aged 77.
5. Charlotte Heermauce, widow of Michael Maginnis, died, aged 34. Margaret, wife of Felix Harkins, died, aged 57.
6. Julia, wife of John Parr, died, aged 30. Deborah G., wife of Ephraim Barrows, died, aged 61.
7. The Free Academy, established by the board of education, was inaugurated by appropriate exercises, John O. Cole presiding Perry
B. Hubbell died, aged 21.
8. Great pedestrian match. The contestants entered were: E. P. Weston, of Portland, colors red; Alex. Adams of Cortland, colors white;
C. N Payne of Albany, colors blue; Thomas Bendon of Troy, colors green; John Haydock of New York, colors orange; and R. H. Ferguson of Troy, colors lilac. The purses were as follows: $300 to the person walking the greatest number of miles, over eighty, within twentyfour hours, and 6100 if one hundred miles were made in twenty-four hours; 8150 to the second, over eighty miles; §50 to the third, over eighty miles. Haydock kept the lead until the 100 miles were executed, and accomplished the feat hi 22 hours, 59 minutes and 55 seconds, thereby winning the first prize. Payne came in secoud, executing the 100 miles