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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.

9. Air, h. 65, 1. 34 Sarah A. Corbett, wife of John Crook, died.

Charles Scovel died, aged 58.

11. Bernard D. Lynch died, aged 58. Peter Callen died, aged 43. Paul A. Kider died. Wm. Bain died, aged 84. Catharine Hook, wife of H. S. Van Ingen, died in Brooklyn.

12. Dorothy Myers died, aged 60. David W. Martin died, aged 55. Michael Tracy died, aged 52.

13. Sarah Colbern, wife of Wm. J. Caldwell, died, aged 44. Gilbert Y. Hallenbeck died, aged 53. Daniel Horan died, aged 50. David Bradley died, aged 33. Jane Deal, wife of James McDonald, late of Albany, died at Amsterdam. Helen P., wife of Nelson R. Scovil, died at Beaufort, S. C, aged 35.

14. Repaving Broadway.— A ballotof property owners on Broadway was taken at the Board of Trade rooms with a view of ascertaining their sentiments on the subject of paving Broadway with Nicolson or Belgian pavement. There was a large attendance, and considerable interest manifested. About 163 ballots were cast, and it was intended that each ballot should specify the number of feet owned by the voter, the result to be determined by the number of feet represented. But this was not done in all cases; some of the ballots not mentioning the number of feet. A few ballots were cast in opposition to either. The returns were not in proper shape, at the close of the polls, to ascertain the result precisely; and they were handed to the clerk of the common council to be arranged and returned to the inspectors of the election, who will certify the returns to the common council committee. A majority of votes cast were for the Nicolson; but it appeared, as near as could be ascertained, that the greater number of feet were in favor of Belgian. The latter stood for Nicolson, 4,252 ft.

3 in.; for Belgian, 4,587 ft. 7 in.— Journal Mary Hardy, wife of

Charles L. Meigs, died. Maggie Josephine Farley died, aged 23. Albert W. Gates died, aged 57.

15. Messrs. Cushman and Payne completed their canvass of the votes recently cast by the real estate owners on Broadway, relative to the mode of repaving of that avenue. The total number of ballots cast was one ffundred and fifty-seven, of which there were cast eightyone in favor of the Nicolson pavement, representing 4,761.9 feet; there were sixty-nine in favor of Belgian pavement, representing 4,963.3 feet, and opposing any repavement, seven ballots; thus leaving a majority of five votes in favor of the Nicolson pavement, but a majority of 200.6 feet in favor of the Belgian pavement. Two-thirds of the owners of property from Hudson street to the ^outh Ferry were in favor of the Belgian pavement. Two-thirds of the owners between Hudson street and Clinton avenue were in favor of the Nicolson pavement; and two-thirds of the owners from Clinton avenue to North Ferry street were in favor of the

Belgian pavement James Ryan died, aged 42. Estelle Brumaghim

died, aged 18.

16. Mary A. Meacham, wife of George Davis, died at Brooklyn.

17. A storm of rain and snow prevailed, beginning before sunrise

John A. Eberhard died, aged 67.

18. Michael Mahoney died, aged 24. John W. Shearman died, aged 40.

19. Charles E. Roberts died, aged 25. Lieutenant Roberts was the eldest son of the late E. E. A. Roberts, Esq., of Albany, and was born July 16th, 1843. He enlisted in Company A, Ninety-first N. Y. V.,

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in the autumn of 1861, and was soon after made a sergeant of his company. He served his country two years in this capacity at Key West, Florida and afterward in Louisiana, where, by the death or absence of his officers, he was in command of his company through a great part of the siege of Port Hudson. In the bloody attack and repulse of the 14th of June 1863, he was conspicuous for the bravery with which he led his company in the charge, and the coolness he displayed in extricating them from their perilous position after the failure of the attack. Soon after the surrender of Port Hudson, he was commissioned second lieutenant in the Fourth Engineers, and early in 1864 promoted first lieutenant. Here he did good service as an engineer officer, at Camp Parapet and Brashear City, La. After the close of the war, his regiment (now become the Seventy-eighth U. S. C. I.), was sent to Western Louisiana, where six months of monotonous garrison life were only enlivened by an occasional excursion after guerrillas, &c. Mustered out in January, 1866, he returned to the dear home friends. For a time he seemed in excellent health, but the climate, the air and the exposures of a southern life had undermined his constitution, and he soon began to fail; and at last the end came, and another soldier has gone to his rest in the bivouac of the grave only to awake at the Great Reveille. As a soldier, Lieutenant Roberts was brave and faithful; as an officer, he was beloved by his command and distinguished for his ability; as a friend and comrade, he was steadfast and devoted. There seemed to be an influence about him which the sternest superior officer could not resist. Fanny J. Martiman died,

aged 34.

20. At a meeting of the common council it was resolved to abolish the cobble stone pavement in Broadway, and substitute the Nicholson pavement in part and in the southern portion of the street which is submerged in time of freshets, to put down the Belgian pavement. Alderman Cook presented the following:

Albany, Oct. 19th, 1868. To the Honorable the Common Council of tlie City of Albany.

The Chairman of the Street Committee of the northern %nd southern sections, respectfully report that they held an election of the property owners on Broadway (in compliance with resolution of the Board), and the result was 157 votes were cast, representing 9,724 feet front, 81 voted for Nicholson on 4,761 feet; 69 voted for Belgian on 4,962 feet; 7 voted against Nicholson and not for any. From South Ferry to Hud

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ers voieu iui iiiiiuuiwu >ju ",*•« iv~", «-- -^ „..,,^.... ,„„v.« TM -,„,.. -~— for Belgium. From Wilson street to the north city line, the majority were in favor of Belgium pavement. In consideration of this result, and the unanimous desire to have Broadway repaved at once, would most respectfully report and urge the passage of three laws which have been prepared and which your committee believe will meet the wishes and approbation of the citizens as well as the property owners. This will wive to each pavement a fair chance to test its merits, and enable all to fudge and decide understanding^ in future. A. Cook.

Martin Delehanty, Clerk C. C,

(for Alderman Evans).

The report was accompanied by three laws, as follows: A law to repave Broadway from the South Ferry to Hudson street with the Belgian pavement. Passed, ayes 15; nays 1. A law to repave Broadway from Hudson street to north line of Wilson street with the Nicolson pavement, at a cost not exceeding 84 per square yard. Passed, ayes 16; nays 0. A law to repave Broadway from Wilson street to the north bounds of the city with the Nicolson or Belgian pavement.

The law provides that property owners north of Wilson street may lay the Nicolson pavement, in cases where the latter is preferred, upon giving notice to the superintendent N. S. Passed, ayes 15; nays 1.

Alderman Cook, from street committee southern section, reported in favor of removing obstructions on Quay street, from Arch to Gansevoort. Agreed to.

Alderman Mulhall, from the special Burial Ground committee reported that the work would be completed by Wednesday next, and that the entire cost would not exceed 845,000. The report gives the following list of expenditures:

To removals from

United Presbyterian ground $638 03

Methodist Episcopal" 818 75

First Presbyterian" 2,103 95

Garretson Stat'n M. E.," 983 20

Dutch Reformed" 3,669 00

Friends" 624 90

Universalist" 1,119 90

Lutheran Ebenezer" 1,534 35

Third Presbyterian" 1,194 90

Baptist" 998 85

Second Presbyterian '* 368 10

St. Marv's *' 2,514 15

Potter's'Field" 3,702 25

African Church (estM)" 3,814 00

St. Peter's (estimated)" 2,500 00

To grounds in Rural Cemetery 4,000 00

To grounds in St. Agnes Cemetery 3,000 00

To boxes, large and small 8,947 00

To insurance, clerks, sexton'B, &c 2,795 97

Total $44,957 30

The report was accompanied by a resolution appropriating 815,000 in addition to the amount heretofore appropriated (830,000) to complete the work. Alderman Banks moved that the report be accepted and printed, and th»t the subject of the appropriation be laid over till the next meeting. Alderman Mulhall replied at length in opposition to the motion, and in defence of the action of the committee. Alderman Mulhall then withdrew the resolution until the next meeting.

21. John Mass died, aged 58.

22. Mary, wife of Christopher Kearney, died, aged 50.

23. Snow fell in the morning John Strother died, aged 73.

Hiram Fanning died at Bergen, N. J., aged 70.

24. Air, highest 36°; lowest 26°.

25. Air, h. 38 , 1. 31 Mary Jane Cowell died, aged 28. Merrick

Witt died, au;ed 71.

26. Air, h. 45, 1. 43 Richard L. Hughes died, aged 32. Mary

Lillia died, aged 23.

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