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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. Rider 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. Repaying 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 rfundred 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 ?nuth 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 j and two-thirds of the owners from Clinton avenue to North Ferry street were in favor of (he

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.V 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 the 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 Hudson streets, 28 owners voted for Belgium on 1,372 feet, and 18 owners voted for Nicholson on 1,042; from Hudson to Wilson streets, 56 owners voted for Nicholson on 3,473 feet, and 29 owners voted on 2.579 feet 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 give to each pavement a fair chance to test its merits, and enable all to judge and decide understandingly 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.

27. Air, h.39, 1. 32 Benjamin Holmes died, aged 85. Mrs.

Catharine McMillen died, aged 78.

28. Air, h. 53, 1. 49 Mrs. Jemima Houghtaling died, aged 73.

29. Air, h. 53, 1. 41 Kirk B. Mason died, aged 34.

30. Air, h. 35, 1. 25 The common council having ordained the

paving of Broadway throughout in an improved manner, the work was begun this day, the wooden pavement having been contracted for at ?4

a yard, and a long farewell given to cobble stones Bridget, wife of

John Meehan, died, aged 63.

31. Air, h. 36, 1. 35 Lieut. Peter Kemp died, aged 34 He

was a soldier of the late war. When the 25th regiment first went to Washington, Lieut. Kemp accompanied it, being an officer in the City Volunteers. On his return he enlisted as a private in a volunteer regiment, and served for three years, during which time he was promoted to a lieutenancy and came home at the expiration of his term of service, in command of his company. He was a brave soldier and gallant officer. He contracted the disease which terminated in death while in the army. Thomas H. McCann died, aged 32. Michael Gillespie died, aged 33.

November 1. Air, h. 57, 1 45 John H. Leonard died, aged 54.

Mrs Clara Lagrange died, aged 78.

2. Snow fell in the morning. The rain and snow that had fallen for many days began to make a show in the river, and the merchants on the pier

and dock bestirred themselves to keep above it Thomas Joseph

Cantwell died, aged 22.

3. Election day severely contested. Vote on governor, Hoffman 8,305,

Griswold 6,059. The oldest voter was Teitz, aged 108 Dennis

Glenoring died, aged 25. Margaret Sloan, wife of Wm. Smith, died, aged 28.

6. Ellen, wife of Thomas Kearny, died, aged 62. Rosamond, wife of Isaac Boyd, died, aged 62. Mary, widow of Ralph McClintock, died, aged 80.

7. Air, h. 40, I. 30.

8. Air, h. 37, 1. 32 Mary Carlin died, aged 45.

9. Air, h. 1. 51, 1. 41 Sarah WiUon died, aged 24. Mrs. Ann

Doherty died, aged 72. Mary, widow of Thomas Handerhan, died, aged 67. Philip Thornton drowned, aged 55.

10. Air, h. 56, 1. 37 Robert Turner died, aged 42.

11. Air, h. 44, 1. 40 Ground was broken in South Broadway for

laying the Belgian pavement Mrs. Samuel Hascy died, aged 83.

Julia, wife of John Flood, died, aged 30.

12. Air, h.41, 1. 31 The high water drove the pier and dock

merchants out of thier stores. St Andrews Society : The following officers were elected : President, Walter Dickson ; First Vice, Robert McFarlane; Second Vice, David N. Kirk; Chaplain, Rev. Dr. Halley ; Physician, Dr. John Ferguson; Treasurer, James Wilson; Secretary, Peter Kinnear; Assistant Secretary, George G. Davidson; Managers, Thomas McCredie,

George Young, James Duncan, Robert McHaffie, Andrew McMurray

Johu Kranzdied, aged 62. Susan Smith died, aged 29.

13. Air, h. 36, 1. 31 Thomas Forest died, aged 43. Alexander

Brown Shepard died, aged 62.

14. Air, h. 42, 1. 30 .-...Charles H. Winne died, aged 21. Philip

Fahey died, aged 60. Catharine Hawkins died, aged 45.

15. Air, h. 44, 1. 31 Rev. J. M. Ludlow, pastor of the First

Presbyterian church announced that he had accepted a call from the Collegiate Reformed church in New York city. His salary here was $4,000; there, $7,000 Michael Delaney died, aged 63.

16. Air, h. 36, 1. 29 The new store of Wendell & Roberts, No.

31 North Pearl street, was opened. The house of which the present members are lineal successors, is one of the oldest mercantile establishments in the city. It dates its genealogy back to the year 1810. Its founders then were Robert Shepard and William Boyd, the solid integrity of whose character gave an impress to the house that has never been effaced. These two gentlemen had been fellow apprentices in the jewelery establishment of Isaac Huston, well known in his day and generation. The store occupied by this new firm of young men was in the building that then stood upon the north-east corner of Broadway and Exchange street, and upon a portion of the site subsequently chosen for the erection of the Exchange building. In 1839, Mr. Shepard, whose age impelled him to retire from the cares of active business, retired from the firm, and gave place to John H. Mulford, who had beon properly educated to the business by the service of an apprenticeship under Joseph T. Rice. In 1840, Mr. William Boyd died, and the vacancy thus created was filled in 1842 by the promotion of William Wendell. The latter had won his advance by years of faithful service to the former firm In 1854 Mr. Mulford voluntarily withdrew from the business, and gave place to his nephew, Robert L. Mulford, and Wm. P. Feltman. The latter had won the favor of his copartners by years of industry as a clerk. In 1862 Mulford retired, and in 1864 Mr. Feltman died. Then Richard H. Roberts was advanced, by the order of gradation so long adopted as the policy of the firm, from a clerkship to a partnership. The firm thereby now consists of Mr. Wendell, whose connection as stated dates from 1842, and Mr. Roberts. This history shows in significant colors the policy that has ever governed the firm — that of elevating to partnership those who by industry and fidelity as clerks had proven their fitness, and merited the esteem of their employers. While this policy has preserved the cohesiveness of the firm, it has secured to it a large measure of that public approbation that has ever attached to it. And now, in the old days of its existence, with elements of youthful vigor, and in a store fashioned after the model of modern taste, it not only enjoys the favor that its history so well merits, but addresses itself with success to that same patronage that a new rival might solicit.—Journal Mrs. Clarissa Baldwin died, aged 67r

17. Air, h. 33, 1. 25 Magdalena Faught died, aged 73. Catharine Kelsoh died, aged 50.

18. Air, h. 35, 1.29 Snow and sleet fell all day Mary,

widow of Charles McAuley, died, aged 85.

19. Air, h. 36, 1. 34.

20. Air, h. 39, 1. 32 Mrs. Isabella Dalton died, aged 80. John

Flatterly died, aged 45. Henry Jenkins, died at Tucson, Arizona.

21. Air, h. 39, 1. 33 D. P. Cady died, aged 60.

22. Air, h. 35, 1. 32 Alexander Sager died, aged 60. Kate O.

McGinty died, aged 22. Julia, widow of James Collins, died, aged 58.

23. Air, h. 35, 1. 28 John T. Winne died, aged 21.

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