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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 quietude 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 Argun, 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, aud 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 Heermance, 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 Bendou 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 8100 if one hundred miles were made in twenty-four hours; §150 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 in 22 hours, 59 minutes and 55 seconds, thereby winning the first prize. Payne came iu second, executing the 100 miles
inside of the 24 hours specified. Bendon was third in the contest. Haydock carried off $400, Payne 8150, and Bendon 850.
9. Barnard Baker died, aged 52. William A. Wharton died in Rensselaer county, aged 61, formerly a merchant in Albany. James New died at Knoxville, Tenn. Zachariah Craver died, aged 68.
11. Great rain-storm, streets flooded and damaged. Elizabeth C, wife of Richard Donnelly, died, aged 62.
12. Ann Smith died, aged 74. Wm. T. Boyd died, aged 35.
13. An attempt to rob the Union Bank, which was entered through
the foundation wall, but nothing carried away by the burglars
Thermometer 92° in shade.
14. Air, h. 78, 1. 59 Martin Swain died, aged 54.
15. Air, h. 66, 1. 50 Margaret, wife of Wm. J. Pruyn, died.
John Welsh killed at the rail road crossing. Rachel, wife of John O'Callaghan, died, aged 39/ Evan James died, aged 60.
16. Air, h. 67, 1. 57 Minerva Newton, formerly of Albany, died
at Glens Falls, aged 64.
17. Cold day; air h. 60, 1. 40 Josephine Slawson, wife of Rev.
James W. Laughlin, died at New Bedford, aged 22.
18. Air, h. 54, 1. 41 Rosanna Montrey died, aged 36.
19. Air, h. 57, 1. 42 Francis Kearney died, aged 52. Bridget
Collins died, aged 73. James N. Ells, formerly proprietor of the Evening Transcript, died at Augusta, Ga., where he was local editor of the National Republican. Joseph D. Story of Albany, died at Prairie du Chien, Kansas.
20. Air, h. 59, 1. 53 Elizabeth Hill died, aged 21.
21. Air, h. 59, 1. 49 Ellen, widow of Christopher Tittle died,
aged 52. Elizabeth, wife of John Simons, died, aged 88. John Keogan died, aged 55. Cornelia L. Sutherland, wife of Rev. Charles De Cooper, formerly of Albany, died at Philadelphia.
22. Air, h. 53; 1.36 The corner stone of the new Congregational church edifice, now erecting on the block bounded by Eagle, Beaver and Daniel streets, was laid at four o'clock, afternoon, with appropriate exercises. Rev. Dr. Palmer, the late pastor, and the Rev. Mr. Smart, the present pastor, delivered addrtsses. The building is to be in the Romanesque style, and consist of nave and apse, with tower and spire on the northwest corner of the nave. The walls of the basement and sub-basement are built of grawacke stone, from the quarries of Schenectady county. The superstructure and tower are to be built of red stock brick, making a fine contrast with the silver gray dressings of Lockport lime stone, which is to be used for dressings of doors, windows, water-table, string courses, weatherings, etc., and all the cut stone of the structure. This fine church is erected on a most singular lot, triangular in shape, bounded by streets of such diverse grades, that the sub-basement is entered from Daniel street, the basement is approached from Beaver street, and the audience room floor from Eagle street. The accommodation afforded is a sub-basement under the entire building. Basement sixteen feet high, divided into lecture room, 33 by 65, infant class room, 16 by 33, church parlor, 22 by 44, kitchen, ladies' room, closets, etc. The auditorium is 60 feet by 76, and 46 feet high from floor to apex of ceiling. The gallery will be three tier of seats deep, and extend on three sides of the auditorium, in horse shoe form. The organ will be placed in the apse, in the rear of the speaker's platform, and elevated above the speaker. The seats in this room will be segmental in form. The pastor's study and the library of the sabbath school are to be in the apse, and approached from Daniel street by a private stairs. The lecture room will seat four hundred and fifty. Infant school room will accommodate one hundred and fifty. The auditorium and galleries will seat nine hundred and fifty persons. The front of this building is on Eagle street facing the west, with massive tower on the north side, with main buttress on the south, terminated with turret, etc. The entrance doors are of heavily moulded cut stone; one in the tower and the principal entrance in the centre of the building is made to project from the face of the work, with pediment head, etc., and the other entrance on the south side. The front is further enriched by a large three-bayed window of cut stone. The tower is massive, and flanked by buttresses terminated by octagonal pinnacles. The clock section will be highly ornamented. The spire will be covered with slate and galvanized iron. The tower and spire will reach an elevation of one hundred and eightyeight feet. The design of the church is by Woollett & Ogden, architects, of this city, who superintend its construction. The builders are, Robert Aspinall & Nephew, masons; John N. Parker, carpenter; Lang & Stormont, stone cutters; Osborn & Martin, slaters, and James McKinney, iron founder. It is estimated that this structure, with the lot, will
cost not less than $125,000 Josephine A. Reiner, wife of Charles
H. Bowers, died, aged 27.
23. Air. h. 58, 1. 56.
24. Air, h. 62, 1. 46 Peter McCarthy died, aged 90.
25. Air, h. 51, 1. 45 Sarah A. Her, wife of Charles W. Tremper,
died, aged 38. Jacob Gale died, aged 65.
26. Air, h. 58, 1. 48 Michael Haley died, aged 21.
27. Air, h. 54, 1. 48 Margaret Wands, widow of William Thorn,
28. Air, h. 56,1. 52 Kate M. J. Gordon, wife of Wm. J. Stafford, died, aged 26.
29. Air, h. 65, 1. 46 John Mulholland died, aged 81. Richard
Gay died, aged 29. •
30. Air, h. 54, 1. 41.
October 1. Air, h. 55, 1. 41 John Lyman died, aged 56.
2. Air, h. 50, 1. 45 The demolition of houses on State, Washington, Spring, and Hawk streets, was begun, for the purpose of acquiring
room for the foundation of the new Capitol William H. Williams
died, aged 45. Jonas Blass died, aged 42.
3. Air, h. 50, 1. 48 Mary Brown died, aged 73.
4. Air, h. 54, 1. 38 Ann Wallace died, aged 35.
5. Air, h. 55, 1. 46 Morgan J. O'Brine died, aged 68. Albert
S. Brayton died at Batavia, aged 56.
6. Air, h. 60, 1. 52 Susan McQuade died, aged 98. Francis
Joory died, aged 52.
7. Air, h. 59, 1. 43 Robert L. Noyes, formerly of Albany, died
at Chatham Four Corners, aged 61. J. M. Cushing, of Lewiston, Maine, committed suicide at the Exchange Hotel, with a pistol.
8. Air, h. 64, 1. 54 Christian Herman died, aged 23.