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Deckers present to organize Presbyterian church in NY - VOL. n.--NO. 62. $3.5O per Year. MIDDLETOWN, N....
VOL. n.--NO. 62. $3.5O per Year. MIDDLETOWN, N. Y., TUESDAY EVENING, JULY 12,1892. 3O Cents per Month. TWO CENTS. ONE HUNDRED YEARS OLD, CENTENNIAL OF TION OF THE CHURCH OF THE ORGANIZA- PRESBYTERIAN RIDGEBURY. Tlie AiiiiUemiiry Inilj C»l«pbr»t«l--AT»o X»n' C»niuiniori*tloo of the Kv«nt. lrt»t ]nt«mt M«nlfMltKl -«n tllow«lil|.--The MetlioilUl Coafttf" lion .loin With Tlmlr PrwIvtarUn llri-tlirrn- s«r«r«l Clerifjrmip 1'irllcl- pate--Former KtmldcnU JTr«««ni--Int«r- r.llne HUIurloHl AddrfM bjr th* !'»»· tor--iwoU MitNlo--Muuoy It»l«ed fur ^luniiineiit to Murk th« Ornve uf tli* rirnt r».lor. From our Spcilal Correspondent. The litllo vlllat'o of ISidgebury, five miles south of this city In the town of Wuwayanda, Sunday and yesterday eel cbratcd an event of more than ordinary ImjorUinco. It wus tho one hundredth anniversary ol tho ortanl/atlon of tbo I'resbyterian Church in that place, and Iho whole population of Iho village and n«i«;hborliood, wllhout regard to creed, havo taken a deep interest in Its commcmorullon. AS IT IS TO-DAY. Kldgcbury Is a hamlet of some houses und about 100 inhabitants. U formerly wa» a place of more prominence prominence lhan now. Bui Ihu building of the Krlo railroad a few miles from it. hud the effect, us upon many other vll lu»e« similarly siluuled, of dlverlinc Us binine-w lo oilier channels and gave it u setback from which 11 bus never rtco\ered. Some .".0 years ago Iho Ac.ukiny, then under tho churgo of tliu lulo ox-LicuU-Oovornor Wllllain Hro-s, of Illinois, who died notinanj cur^ a^o, MUS un inslitulloo of learning learning thut bud u repulalion fur und wide, The academy bulldln); wus long since destroyed by lire. A vurioty of liusl HIM wax ut thai lime curried on in the place. Now it boasto of but one store but Imi no tavern, saloon or barroom Thoro urc two churches--tho Melbo- di?l und 1'resbyterlun. They uro friendly und bospiuiblo jwoplo who dwell there, und In the summer season their number is swelled by tho advent of many city boarders, who are attrac ted to tlm place by the beauty of its scenery and the snlubrity of its air. It is buldoiii that anything out of tbo ordinary occurs lo excite or Interest Ihu j,'uod jx.o|lc there alwiiU, and there foic wlion un occasion like Iho prcscn' doei present it-.olf tbey enter into the "p'.ril of il with /.cst and some dcgreo of enthusiasm. TIIB CKNTKNN1AI. KXKHCISES liegan Sunday with an interesting his torical discourse by liev. Theron Hril- t.iin. ul jircsunt and for Ihe past jearo tho faithful and esteemed pastor of this church. Mr. Uriituin. of whom wo present u likeness to-day, was born at Ixwor Mt IJelhel, Northampton, Pa., about mid way between ICaston, Pa., and Holvl dorc, N. J., and near tho banks of tho Delaware Ki%ur. Utlli/.lii£ the common school and his pastors ho prc-]urcd for college ant graduated al Princeton College in 1SW lie spent the next three, years in th' Theological Seminary there, graduating graduating in 1S'.'!. and was licensed to proacl by tho Presbytery of Now Brunswick that year. His first field of labor was Dcrr, Church, Montour county, Pa., nol fa from Danville, Pa. Here ho spent tb winter of 1SK1-4. The summer follow Ing ho supplied tho Mt. Bethel Churc at Wllllamsburgb, Pa, the forme field »f Iho luto Rev. Thomas Mock With Iho beginning of ISCw ho bogai his ministry to Cochccton, Sulllvu: county. N. Y. At the close of 10 years service there, he eamo to llldgoburi N. Y., Aug. 1, 187."i, whore he hus coi tinucd his work to tho prceent time lie has been a member of Hudson Pres bytory lor 27 years. A LAItGK. ATTKNDANCK. The church was completely fillet Iho Methodist congregation intermi ling Iholr own regular service an coming over in a body to join tho] neighbors In celebrating this Importan anniversary. Rev. Mr. Urlltaln humor ously and significantly remarked In h" words of welcome to these and all th visitors, that tho Methodist Church o ganlzatlon In Ridgobury was abou a half century old; but 50 years ag tbo presence of that congrcgatlo would hardly have been tolerate! much less would they have boon invite to participate In a Presbyterian ccl bratlon--such was the spirit of religion Intolerance that then existed, bu which he thanked God had In tbes latter days given place to a more lib era! and fraternal spirit of Chrlstia fellowship. VISITORS PRESENT. Your correspondent noticed amon those in attendance some who wer former residents of the place, or whos ancestors were connected with thi church. Among them wore Bon. Ko; well C. Colcman, Surrogate of Orang County, and mother, of Goshen : Wi Ham Wlrl Bailey, of Iho U. S. posla serrice, wife and daughter, and Mis Carrie W. Stewart, of Xow York city Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Decker, Mis Charlotte Reeve, Mrs. 7.. Asbby. and ex Congressman Stivers and wife, of Mh dlctown ; 3s.\. Brown,of Wcsttown Mr. and Mrs. Joseph McCoy, of Union vlllo, Mrs. Clarence G. Seward an daughter, of Dolsontown. and perha) others. THK 'DECORATIONS. Tho pulpit. Iho plalforin and tho choir gallery wcro profusely and tastefully tastefully decorated with vases of Iwautlful fern-* and wild flowers. Across tho rear wall in evergreen letters was tho inscription: " Ood ol Church and Nation, Hoarour prayer und praise: Heartfelt adoration Grausiullyworafo. ·Twns Iliy pillar led us. Thro' our loes and fi-nra, 4Twan thy mannu fed ua All these hundred yeurs. CHOIIU9. Ike the waicHOf occnn let the chorus swell. Vhlle with purixloiotlonwoTlir wonders Mil. Lord, our lathers told unoltti) mighty deeds. So do Thou uphold us in our (mlly needs. Converts muillplylni; Hko tho drops of dew. Gifts of grace supplying, over rich und now. Doxology, I'» IS, and Inv.-calloii, by the r,K "Iloly. Ilolj y " Head t] Kev..' . II ly, Ixrd God Al!. Al!. UCBV.ICU. of Strlpturea, i:x. IS, ond pr.icr by "llyinn Wi."* 1 0.' God ot Hctlicl, l)y Wlioso and " Words of welcome. ....... Lot ers ul rmrct, etc . trorn Kcv. 1'hlllp J. 'fmlow. Kev. Urown 11 Kinerson. HlHtorlcKl rkctch, by Ihe p.intor. 1'ravur by K«v. S S Jessup Anthem, "He shall rolBii lorcvci ' IfunlnfWf. C4ililcnlilnl llviuii. Ily Hcv Hrown II Bmcr?on, forrn«r m'tilster ol KldBctury I'rcnbyterlun Church 1 Orio hundred yeurs ! One hundred years' A r.erloJ of In/pts itml /curs Jlcocs Ibut tliu little brunch may tlirho. Kenra that It bo not lell kill e. Hut God Is (,'ood. Success has crowned The plunt. "IVuB pl.ittd Injioly ground, 'Twus wAtcreu bv the dews of gruiu, It grew before tho Father's late For itouls converted, doctrines tJUKhl. The Kood race run, tlieuoocl llKhtfought, I'or fellowship und brotherhood, We thank tlic ulvcr of all KODd. May coining yeurs bo brlk'bt und ftilr' Wo trust the Hc:i%cnly 1 uther's inro And other ctr.turli-s of Jov. The pruytrH and tolls of sttlnt* cuploy. Ilcncdlctlon, b\ Itev. O I'. Crandull. Hi;V. MK. IJKITTAIN'S AIJURKSS. The exocllci't historical address of tcv. Mr. Brltlain wus listened to with :lo-u attention. 1 1 was us follows: KKIKSDS-- I I is ours to live in n oycle of centennials'. They havo been Ihick uboui us since 1S7«, and now It is I7VS-ISW. Lo. I am w'tli you »lwaa. K\en unto the cod. With Mr. Britlaln upon the platform platform were the Kov. G. T. Beswick, pastor of tho Kldgcbury Methodist Church, and -Rev. O. P. Crandall, a venerable retired clergyman of the samo church: Rev. Lewis S. Jessup, of Humbolt, Neb., and Rov. J. X. Dusted, Dusted, formerly pastor of the Presbyterian Presbyterian Church in Unionvlllo. The Rldgebury Presbyterian Church has always been noted for the. excellence excellence of its choir, and they fully sustained sustained their reputation on this occasion occasion by the effective manner in which they rendered tho part of the service assigned to them. ORDER OF SERVICES. The following was the order of serfleet: serfleet: Opntnc Hymn--Br the choir. Words by ·CT. A. T. Keren, 0. D. Ill V. T i l l KOX I l K I l l A I N . 1'nslor l:ldS(bii»y I'rfibytcrlan Church. ours lo have a homo one--ono ot our own. This day Is tlio centennial ol the organisation of this church. We do well to emphasize il. Here and now, as a part ot Ihis cm ia-is, I prosenl a skuteh of its history tor tho hundred years. We huve tho records o( Ihla perioi complete, except for Hie six j car* be iween ISM and IS17, and Iho roll of its members In f u l l for Ibo whole lime. Thlocl.urch has two orcuriUulionsin Its past. The llrsl in 171)2, and tho sec ond in 1817. Its form ot government under the lirnl--a period ol 25 years--was a com mingling ot tho Presbyterian and Ihc Congregational. Since tho rcorgan l/ulion In 1817, a period of 7."j yuare strictly Presbyterian. We will lake in hand first, the firs period of 2,1 vcar*. A hundred year* ago to-day a lilt! company mot in a log house in Ihls vi cinity and organUcd Ihls church. George Washington bad then beci President of these United States fo three years. Cleared and tilled lamb here wore llien lhe exception. Thii region was a wilderness ot forest. N vehicle on wheels was In II. Amid tin pressure of these pioneer days was lliii church orguni/cd. The record of that organising, wi have: il may intorcsl you. I w i l l quoti "Anaccouiitot the proceedings ot the church ot Uidecbury, July 10, 17U2 At a meeting held this day at tin house of Richard Benjamin, by th Christian piofcssor* of Ihis pluco fo tlie purpciso ot constlluling into church: Present Mr. Bcnoni Bradner an Mr. Isaac Sergeant, minister*, w h wero called to altend and to assisl ir this matter. Mr. Bradner was chose moderator. O|oncd with prayer. Deacon Richard Clark und wife Richard Benjamin and wife, Mrs. Ku nice Knapp, wife of John Kmipp, mem burs ol tho Middlctown church; C'aptai Jonathan Bayley and Nathaniel Bay ley, member* ot tlio Go-.hen church Kl'i/abotli Reeve, wile of James l{cov Jr , member of a church in Soutbold Long Island, agreed unanimously I form into a church." Nine other* were examined llm same day in view of llioir joining thcss nine professors jusl united into till organl/allon. Their name* arc: Isau Docker, Sarah Decker, Jamos Reeve husband of Kll/.abeth Kcovo: Job Knupp, husband of Mrs, Eunice Kniipi Kzra Horten, Samuel Benjamin, Ketn rah Buylcy, wife of Captain Jonatlm Bayley; Margaret Bayley and Saral Kimblo. Al tbis organl/alion ot this cburcl il wns agreed thut this church b called Iho First Picsbylcrlan Churcl of Ridgebury, Iho govci nmunt and dis cipllnci to be according to tbo platforn of Morris County Presbytery." An Interesling history is connccte with ihi* "according to the plaifor,n tho Morris County Presbytery." HI connected w i t h w h u t has caused turbanco three times in tho Prcsbyu rian Church in lliis country--lhe rlgii adherance to the standard of oducalio 1 tor its mini-try. The Cumberland I'res byteriaiis of to-day resulted from thi cause. About the close of lhe war of Hi Revolution there followed a period religious revival and such dostllulio was fell by many lhat they rebclle ugalnsl the rigid educational require mcnl* then current in Iho Prebytorin church. Soino of these constituted Ihcmsolvc Into the Morris County, N. J., Presb.i tery. The records of ibis church sho» lhat lhe brelhren who led in ii* organ!/ ation wero in sympathy with thcs Morris County Presbytery brethren. Tho rite of educational institutions t a groat dcgrco removed Ihis dcslilu lion, and by 1S3U this separate body be came extinct. Aunl Sally Stewart, tho widow Jesse C. Stewart, iho oldcsl member o this church, distinctly remembers tin log house in which Ihis church was organized organized and has often been In 11. Un clo Everett Hulso told mo that he re membercd when his father dug th grave of Ihis Richard Benjamin. Mi Hulso was then a lad of ten years. Th stone that marked that Richard Bon jamln's grave is with us hero to-day and I trust will receive special car from us In the future. Tho Bret minister of this church wot Mr. Isaac Sergeant. He seems to hav served itcontlnuously for six ycars,179 to 17!)S. Half of his time wus probubl given to Wcsttown Church. Ho guy tbo ground for the old cemetery yonde whore lays the dust of so many of you fathers and mothers. His is there, too but no one baa thought enough ot him to mark his grave with a stone. Ca we not emphasize this Centennial b putting It in stone at his grave an honor ourselves by blotting out tha neglect? From the close of Mr. Sergeant ministry in 1798 to 1804 seems 0 havo been .a period ot dissolution, rom 1804 to 1800 a Rov. William Bull ·as minister. From 1808 to 1811 Rev. Allen Blair was pastor. From 1811 to 1817, when ho re-organization took place, we arc ithotit record*. Tho first 14 years of this church lite 'as without a church building. The lorvices woro held in a stone school ouso thai stood on tho place now occu- Icd by Itev. S. Franklin Clark in this llliigo. Not a few of you remember hat, stone school house. The lirst church building was inltia- cd In 1805. It stood on tho west Idc of the road just Ibis side (if f Die brook you can cross going south rom Ibis village. Tho llrst sermon van preached in it Sept. I'Hh, I SOB, by {tii - . Joel Bcnedicl, from lhe words 'And he (Jacob) called tho name of bal place Bethel" that was on Fri- ay. lie preached tho next evening, Saturday, and tho Sabbalh following In ho morning und also In the afternoon, when ho administered Iho Lord,a Sup- KM 1 . That evening Rev. William Bull jreachud. (I omitted to state Ibal the irrt communion service of this church ·as attended August 12, 17'J2. The ilucc is not noted.) The si/.o of this "rat building, which was frame, was ilix 11 (eel. Tho contract to erect and inclose It and pul in u bottom lloor was nado with Isaac Lilllo Dec. 20, 1805. L'hc trustees woro Jonathan Balloy, illjuh Wells, Jamos Reeve, Nathan Arnoul, Nulhttulol Bailey, Luthor Stewart and Samuel Tookor. The rico Kiftl. Tho following proviso 1 ind written on theconlract: "Note-- L'ho trustees arc to bo al Ihc expense of iho »|)lril« and lhe irouble of Invll- ug bands lo lhe raising of said mecl- »!.' house." It was used for some limu without ews, etc., rough unplaned boards of ·lank on Irusses being used for seals. Mr. Virgil W.Dunning described them to me tho other day and how they gol nto them. Mrs. Kli/.ulxsth Cunlleld, a ncinburof this church, now remembers mending service inthegrovowlierothu mlUlint,' in which wo now are stands, when the interior of this lirst building viis being titled up with )iuws, pulpits, etc. This building never knew painl or alls w i t h i n . I havo tho subscription books fur 11. Tho subscriptions ure put k i w n u * assignments. A double page ccoimt is opened wilh each subscriber, ind Ibo accounts uro In pounds, shil- Ing* and poncq. Very Ii tile cash was isi-il. Subscriptions wcro paid in luin- icr and in labor, so many days' scrv- ng, so much hauling uf lumber, or of Urging and Ihc like. During Ibeso llrsl 25 years I)J mem bois were enrolled. Aboul JO ot these survived, and In 1817 entered in Iho ·coiguni/.uliun of that year. Tbo Deacons during thai period were Ibo following: Klcbard Clark and lonalhan Bailey wcro chosen In 17!)2, ind Elijah Wolls and James Reeve In 1S01. They had Iheir days of darkness urn! discoiii ngonient as well as- of good liope. The recorder at tho close o! 1 or :! records, Inlerjecls Iho words : The Lord have mercy on Ihis church,' and when the skies cleared, e.xpresset iniioo to lhe Lord for His goodness. There is a striking fullillinon of God's showing mercy to Ihc Ihirt and fourth generations of them Ihul keep ills commandments in tho his toi-y of these hundred yeurs. To-day four families in the origl nal organization 100 years ago arc rep resented here, thrco of them still in con neclion with this church. 1. Tin- descendants of Jonathan Bailey which has over hud a rcprcsen- UUlon in ils session until w i t h i n u fcv. jciirs. 2. The descendant of Mrs. Elizabcll Keevo. .1. Tho descendants of Isaac Decker I. Tho descendants of Mr*. Klmblo in iho famllv of C. G. Clark, ot Slate U l l l . The gianddnughterof that Elizabeth Keevo Is present hero to-day. She was ulso an Elizabeth Reeve until her mar rlagc to Dunlcl Cunlield. Tills grand daughter has present with her here to day her own granddaughters und great- granddaughter, and all of them en rolled members ot this church as wel as tlm intervening parents. Tbo descendants of Isaac Decker arc represented In his grandchildren am great-grandchildren, and a grcal-grca- grandchild. Three of our present ruling elden arc his descendants, Jonathan Decker William W. WicKham and Joscpl Henry Decker. We hiivu an Individual member In whom lhe blood ot iwo or Ihrco orig inul members unite thut of Isnlic Dccke and Mrs. Eli/.ubolh Reeve. Il is Iho daughter of William W. Wickham. Prayer for God's blessing religion: on tlieir postorily I learn was lh marked longing ot some of Ihose lirs members. How graciously God heard 11 Wo will row wise to tho second pe riod of Ibis history from the reorganl zution In 1817 to the present period o seventy-five years. The Session Kcc ordsol the church reorganized iu 181 began as follows: "Al a meeting of lhe Congregatlona Church of Kldgcbury, held July 5 1817, the following resolutions wen parsed: 1st. Jiaolrul, Thai wo adopt Ibo coa (esslon ot failh and form of govern ment of the Presbyterian Church o the United States of America. 2nd. That we puloursclvosundorlh care and comical ourselves with tb Presbytery ot Hudson. Iu pursuance with Iho above rcsolu lions the church convened again al the meeting house July 11), 1817, for the purpose of electing ruling plders, when benjamin Howoll, Jonathan Builey an lienjamln Dunning wcro duly elected 1 certify thai I ordained Iho abov mtnlioncd persons to lhe olllco of rul Inr ciders on Iho IMst day of Augu»l IM7. William Blaiu, moderator. This church was received under the care of lhe Presbytery of Hudson altht iu'.\l staled meeting in Sept., 1817, am Rev. William Bluin was installed It pastor Sopl. 20, 1817. Mr. Rlnin was at Ihis Iimo Installed for halt of his time over ihc Dcerpurl Church (Porl Jervls). [11 inn-culnc the history of this period I will take lirst the ministry of lh church. 'L'ho Kev. Blain's pastorate closed Ii 1S.J9. His successor was Kov. William Timlow, or Father Timlow, us wo hoa of him now. Hi* pastorate wax from IS_'.! to lKi:i. Ho wus at tho same tlm pastor ot Amity Church and servei each church on alternate Sabbaths Rov. William Tlmlow was immodl ately succeeded by Rev. Sylrqste Sweovy a* pastor in 18,13. He die In your midst after u four years pastorate. His tombstone in you cemetery gives the date of his deatl --March 5, 1837, In his 34lh year. Preaching every Sabbalh began wit him. "Old mun's meetings," o "Rending meetings," as they wer called, occupied the alternate Sab baths before this change. Ho wus followed by Rov. William V Miller. His was nlsa a pastorate o aboul ten years ending 1848. Thi house of worship was built during hi ministry hero In 1841. One i place" of two consecutive sermons o: iho Sabbalh began under his ministry A Kev. Mr. Kinmor succeeded him as stated supply the first six mouth of 184U. He was followed by the Rov Augustus Soward, who preached hi first sermon hero October 14, 1849, an continued as stated supply two years His subsequent pastorates at For Jervis and Middletown are familiar k many of us. I can testify to his warm heart towari this church. Dr. Seward died at Vine land, N. J., May 8. 1888, aged 69. 0 his worth and character I need no speak to most of you. Dr. Seward was followed, in the au tumn of 1851, by Eev. Clifford 8. Arms o died in your parsonage in October, 8U3, ending thus a pastorate of twelve curs. Ho was burlod at Madison, N. J. lie was immediately succeeded by tev.Nuthaniel E.Piorson, who was pas- or from 1SG3 to J8MI, u pastorate of six ears. Mr. Piorson died atEscanaba, Mich., lay 10, 1872, aged 58. In 1878 Mrs. Person bud her husband's body brought o Ridgobury and they now sloop sldo y sldo thorc. Nov. 30, IfjtiO, Rov. Jutnos K. Camp- jell was Installed pastor. After a little more than a year's service he surprised he congregation with tho presentation f his resignation, which wus accepted. After a vucuncy of u your Rov. Chus. I. Park became pastor of this church n Ibo spring of 1872, and In Ihe summer summer of 1873 accepted a recall to Circle- ·illc, whore he hus acceptably served iVor since. To h i m succeeded Kev. Brown W. Emerson, us stated supply. Ho served his church from Iho autumn of 1873 to he spring of 1875. He Is no* laboring n tho cily of Philadelphia. Aug I,'l87.", Kov. Thoron Brittaln guii his ministry here, which has onllmied to this Iimo, "bout 17 years. Tho Itev. William Bluln, who bo- urne pastor of the church In 1817, was ne of the thrco thai uonsliluted tho irst class that graduated from Prineo- on Theological Seminary, (see Life of )r. Archibald Alexander.) His name omos first In Its catalogue of its alum- il. From 1820 to 1823 ho was pastor of iliddletown church. From 1830 to 1857 10 was pustor of Goodwill Church. His pastorate there endod with his death. 1 next note tho eldership of this orlod : Chosen July lit, 1817, lisnj. Howoll, fouathun Bailey, Benjamin Dunning. Five years later, in Juno, 1822, James {eei-o, Elijah Wells, Joseph Docker, \pollos Jcbsup. Four yeurs after, Sept. 21, 182C, \loxundor Boyd, Koswoll Mead. VIIIGIL W. DUNNING, The oldest member of tho congregation. Ton years later, 1830, Jesse C. Stew art, .lames VouBomet. Nino yours lutcr, Ocl. 4, 1845, Lewis Stewart, Jumcs Morlimor Kecvo Henry Decker. Nineteen yours later, Juno 4, 1801 Benjamin F. Bailey, Henry G. Wick hum, Gideon W. Cook. Eighteen years after, al the close o 18M, this church changed to rotarj eldership. Tho existing session re signed. Tho election resulted In th re-election of all Iho former elders line Iwo udditlonal members: Lewis Stew art, Benjamin F. Bailey, Gideon W Cock, Jonathan Docker, Wm. W. Wick ham. Dccorabor 30, 1883, to fill the vacancy made by tho romovul of Benjamin F Builoy from our bounds, Joseph Henr; Dcokor was chosen ruling older. December 27, 1885, Wm. H. Clark wus chosen ruling older to fill the vu cuncy made by tho death of Elde Lewis Stewart In 1884. At date tho ciders are tho following G'dcon W. Cock, Jonathan Decker Win. W. Wickham, J. Henry Decker Win. H. Clark. For iho past eleven years this churcl has had rotary und permanent elder ship combined. In every election ther was a re-election of Ihe member whosi term expired. The Eldership of this church durlnj those 75 years has boon no small glf of God to il. Tho present Trustees of thi church are Gideon W. Cock, Jonu than Decker, A. J. Harrison, J Honry Decker, J. Albert Norrls, Wm. W Wicktmm, James Ruleton. As to membership, Ihero havo beei received by Iho session during tho 7 yours since the reorganization in 1817 (i25 members, of whom 153 wero recclv cd on certificate and 472 on profession Therefore tho total of members receiv cd since the first organization Is 717 We reported to Presbytery last April moraborshipof i)0. A peculiarity of this membership I Its coming in repeated large additions as follows: In 1820, 53 members wer received; 1830, 54; 1838, 25; 1840, 21 1842, Ho; 1843, 2!l; 1852, 27; 1808, 08 and in ISSli, 27 members woro re celved. The oldest surviving member is Mrs Jesse C. Stewart, enrolled In 1820 therefore' her's is a membership to day of 72 years. She entered her 80t year last Friday, July 8. Virgil W. Dunning, who was enrolloi January 0, 1830, ontorod his 89th yea January 24, 1892. We have adblhc member, Mrs. Hillnda Wickham, wh will begin her 89th year Novembe 20th, of Ibis year. Tho following clergymen have arise from Ibis church : Itev. John N. Boyd tho son of Elder Alexander Boyd. H died al Circlevlllo, N. Y., 10 years ago Rov. Lewis Jossup, son of Elder Apo los Jcssup, now al Humbolt, Nob.; Rev Nathaniel Elmer, who died in Middle town in 1884. Respecting church buildings 1 hav noted tho history of the llrst. Th houso in which we now are wu raised July 29, 1841, and dedicated Jan I, New Year's day, 1842. Rov. Georg Piervon, of Florida, preached the so: mon from Psalms cxxxll, 8: "Arise, C Lord in o thy rest; thou und the ark o thy strength." This building, there fore, hus been In religious use 50 years In 1877 the Interior was renewed, an about $1,000 expended upon it. Il, wit the parsonage, has been cured for b ihc congregation, so that they stand a they arc to-day free from debt. A I'UOl'EU MEMORIAL. After the address an appeal was mad by Mr. Britluin for sufficient funds tc orccl a modest monument over the un marked grave of Rov. Mr. Sergeant,th first pastor of tho church, who guv tho ground which is Included in th Ridgebury Cemetery. It was state that such monument would cost abou $50. Mrs. Caroline Swoezy, who resides i in the'place, started the movement b u subscription of $5, and enough was pledged in one dollar and smalle amounts for the commendable projeo Charles V. PufT, of this city; Clara L. wife of Frank Van Vorhls, of New Newburgh; Lillian M , wife of V, M Weeks, of Fon du Lac. Wle.; Arthu S., of Watertown, N. Y.; Alfred'W., o Albany, and Ida Belle at home. Mr. and Mrs. Wood have resided Moobaniostown about nine years. Previous Previous to that tho family lived in th town of Wawayanda, near her blrt place, where they were married forty two years ago. Mrs. Wood was a devoted member o the First Presbyterian Churcl, of this city. She was an excellent woman i every particular. Her funeral held from her late residence on Mon day at 2 p. m. MORE OF THE CENTENNIAL. HE SECOND DAY'S CELEBRATION AT THE RIDGEBURY PRESBYTERIAN. PRESBYTERIAN. CHURCH. . Lilian Attendance or Iut«rflMt«tl I'eo- lilo--Several Clergymen 1'reMint--Httort and 1'nrtlnent Aildre»»«« by Tliein-- The FxorclKeH Throughout Interentlnff ami IiiNtructlve--A Jlotintlful Collation IN hfrveil by the fjall«m--A Hoolal Time Nutwilhslandlng that this ib the ury busiest season of the vcar ivh farmers, being in lhe midst f harvesting and haying, and notwithstanding notwithstanding yesterday wan a bright uy day which they could ill at- ord to loao they left their meadows nil Holds and with the villagers lissom- iled in goodly numbers at tho Ridge- mry church to participate in tbo sec- nd duy's commemoration of tho lOOlh nnivcrsary of tho organization of tho liuruh. Several parties from outside ho hounds of that congregation also amo to join In tlio observance ot this nteiosttng event. .Among Ilium, besides tlio clergymen jelow named, wero .Mr. W. 15. Wills, f Baltimore, Md.; Mrs. Augustus Seward, Seward, of Vineland, N. J., widow ot Kev. )r. Soward, u former pastor ol tho hurch; Mr, and Mrs. Geo. H. Boyd and laughter, of Uamplonburgh: Mrs. J. ·'letoher Vail, Mrs. Wiekham, Mrs. Morris W. Leo Mr. John C. Owen and ,-rundduuglitor, Mr. and Mro. John Borland, Miss Charlotte Reeve, Mrs. M. 1). Stivers and Mrs. ·]dwiu T. Ilanford, Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Docker, Mrs. Wm. Hogors, Mr. and Mrs. /,. Ashby, ot Mlddlotown; Miss Cari-ic W. Stewart, ot New York city; Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Me Coy, of Unlonvllle; Mrs. Clarence G. Seward and daughter, ot Dolsontewn Mr. S. Hodden, of Chester; Mrs. James Coleman, of Goshon ; Mrs. W. W. Balloy and daughter, of Now York city. At 11 o'clock a largo audience bat gall cred In the church for an Informal social service. The pulpit platform was occupied bj the paster, Rev. Theron Brlttaiu, am his brother clergymen : Kov. Dr. Burrows, ot Chester; 1 Rov. Dr. Bonnor, of Florida; Kev. Luthor Llttell, of Mt. Hope; Rev. Chas. Beattio, of MUdlotown; Rev. Mr. Taylor, of Wesltown; Kev. Mr. Craig, of Amity; Rev. Mr. Park, ot Clrclevillo; Kev. Mr. Busted, of Now York city Uuv. Mr. Jussup, ol Humboldt, No bruska. Tho services wero opened with Ih singing ol AN ANTHEM HV THE CIIOIH. followed by Scripture reading. Mr. Britlain then gave a brief review of the Malory of the church, as tlioro wcro many friends present who had no attended tho service on Sunday. Hi related un incident in its early history as illustrative of the Incalculable gooi wrought in the world al largo tbroug! lhe life ot ono member ot tbo church In 1820 a cullured young man came laic the place--a sceptic. II happened that on one occasion, tbo Rov. Mr. Halsey ot Washlngtonvllle.suppllod tho pulpit preaching from tho text, "What aba' I do to bo saved ?" Tho young was so impressed that ho became a mos earnest Christian, and recently die in Moscow, N. Y., after having been an elder in lhe Presbyterian church fo 59 years, his name was Daniel T. Bai nutn and his HOD, Heman N. Barnum has been for many years a most usefu missionary in Harpoot, India. After singing the doxology by tb choir and congregation Iho Rev. Mr Park, a former pastor, led in praye followed by lhe singing of the hymn "I Lovo Thy Kingdom, Lord." Mr Brltlaln than introduced Iho nr.v. UK. BURROWS, who said, " I am most happy to b with you on this occasion. I really felt obliged to accept this invitation for i shall certainly be unable to ac cept the next centennial invltatlo from you. I have known your paste 15, 20, well, going on 100 years, but have not visited him since he bccam your pastor. I am a member ot th Presbytery and as such desire to know as much as possible of our cburcbe and I am satisfied of one thing; yo have bad a* faithful clergy, as ovl donced In the* facts of your history you are in a quiet] corner of tho work but it la tho center of the world to yo and It in evident that the Lord has no forgotten you. Humanly speaking tb 700 souls born into Hie kingdom her would never have known Hia salvatlo but for Ihls church. This la in it BO a great thing to bo grateful for. W have heard Iho story of tho Influenc of one man whom God used OB a blesee channel for good. Every one of tbos 700 had an Influence and we never elm know how many other soula have bee touched through them. I tblnk to-da Ihut you have great cause for rejoicin that God has allowed tbis church t live and shed abroad an influence upoi the great world's lite." Singing-" Hero I'll Raise My Ebon czer." THE REV. H. CRAIG, ot Amity, formerly of Otlsvllle, wn the next speaker. He said: "Ono great reason of my gladness I accepting your pastor's invitation I that one of your earlier paitors, Fa tho Tlmlow, was pastor ot my church i Amity for thirty-nine years, and I was glad to come to see some of the fruits o hie labors here, not to make any com parisons. What a grand man must h have been to stay in one charge s many years. The character of hi work tboro was · so superior that I am aure it must hare been moat excellen here, his splendid pulpit ability an the in Queues of hla lite muet still be felt in the homes represented here an must have done much to elevate an develop your community. I congratu late you upon your present condltio and upon the great improvement i the Interior of thin edifice since my las visit. If you fill it on Sabbath aa yo do to-day your pastor's heart mus be encouraged, and working with him you cannot but exert an influence in ev ery community to which your youn people go carrying the principles o consecration acquired here. These quiet places are like tho hot-beds wher the young plants are matured, whlc when transplanted to larger fields grow and develop in larger influences, It 1 a splendid service, little kno.wn or rec ognlzed here, but its record la I heaven." Singing--"Work, for the Night i Coming." Mr. Brlttaln next introduced th REV. DR. BONNER, of Florida, who remarked: . "Until a few minute* af° I had re ,_-r.-i 6~y- X-v-JjK^.f.'vjI--»»»'* "·^^·""i'Fvrtr^i^ "^* - i T U B U I U l i B I I U l l Y I ' H r . S I I Y T i : H l A H C I 1 U U C I I . lolved no intimation that 1 wus cxjiccl- id to niuko any remarks; but 1 havo been taken In by Brother Britlain be- ore--Hull Is, for u night, to enjoy Ms lospllalily, and I am pleased t u l o i i t n ince coining hero Ihul there is a bond .f sympathy between yourselves and uysolf. 1 hud the honor ol knowing 'our former pastor. Rev. W. Y. Mlllor. tuv, Mr. Blaln, too, was onco pastor ot ny former churgo, the Goodwill liurcli. I know his grandchildren Ihore, and I ha\oalso known Iho Rov. Herman Barnum, of llarpurl. In listening listening to lhe review of your history 1 lave been impressed with lhe thought of the persistency with which God maintains His church. Wo often lament lament when ho removes Iho pillar* of lhe church, but Iho work goes on; the rates of death ahull not pi-ovilii nguinsl it. ·In Ihls persistency, loo, there has been a continuity of membership iu Ihu average which has been maintained throughout the cenlury. Tho lesson tor Iho present Is Dial it wo arc failh- tul, God will use us In Ills service,whatever service,whatever the iwpulution muy bo, by inuln- tuinlng this service. W o m u s t s c o t o II also that we ourselves grow in grace." Singing--"Lot Saints below in Concert Concert Slug." Mr. Brlltuln then introduced "Our oldcsl neighbor. Ho ran away for a III- lie while, bill has como back again-TUB again-TUB REV. I.UTUHH I.1TTKI.I,, who said: 'It is a glorious day outside, und God gives you u glorious day and occasion wllhin. I bring you Iho congrululu' lions ot my people, and my own. 1 find myself much confused about my own ago. I shall surely have to consult the family record. I am not 100 years old, but I havo had personal acquaintance with every pastor of Ihla church ex- ccplbno--Mr. Miller--and ono alrong ground ot congrutulullon, in thinking them all over, la thai they wcro all such blessed men of God. Think of thorn; what they wero--not great preachers, perhaps; but good proachera, every one. My own church la a sort ol cousin ot yours. It was incorporated in 1784, and for some year* yours and mine wore under the direction of Iho same pastor--Father Blalno. But the ul- iruclions at Middlctown took him thither. Perhaps he was offered a larger salary, und It Is probably partly duo to this that Brother Belittle bus such a fine congregation, i n fact, 1 tear that Mr. Beultie might have smaller congrcgalion if Ridgobury and Circlevlllo and Ml. Hope and Chester and Florida and Amlly and Wcstown (turning to Iho clergymen near him hud not-poured their people Into hi* church. Another ground for congrul- ulallon. " Ye*, I knew and loved Fulhor Arms. I sal under bio preaching for four years when a boy in school In Madison, N J. I remember his tenderness, 111* unction, unction, his splrltuullly. How beloved ho was as a pastor and whatu helpmeet ho hod in his wife, a woman of remarkable remarkable intellectual culibro. They woro grand couple. I am glud to testify to tho loveliness ot thut Christian minister. minister. I honor his memory. It was In Madison, too, that I first know Nathaniel Nathaniel Plerson--a useful minister even u* a young man in prayer meeting. How remarkably Impressive wcro hla prayer* for so young a man. Thank God foi tho blessed lino ot ministers up to tho tho lust--Mr. Brlttaln--he has hcci here longer than any other. Ho can't claim to bo tho youngest. I knew him long URO. We knew him well in Presbytery. Presbytery. Perhaps you do not know how droll he is; but sometimes when we gel a little stupid und old fogyUh In Pros bytery, he sllrs ua up with ono of his droll remarks. Wo know him. Thai Preabytery ot Hudson, too, la remark able in Iho number of men having lon( pastorates. On Iho occasion of my ace ond iustallutlon ut Mt. Hope, Iho men appointed to take charge of tho service had been in Iholr charges forly-oight forty-one, forty and twenty-eight year* respectively. " I do not believe you will find In tl.c Stute unothor similar record. "Aa to your pastor, stand by him pray for him, work wilh him und thus entering upon the second century or your life God's blessing will rest upon your church, your homes, yourselves and your community." Singing--" Blest Be the Tie That Binds." Aa tho REV. CHARLIX DKATTIB had been appointed to " round up " Ibo remarks, ho said, " Those of you who know anything of life on tho plains know that there are two parts to a 1 round up.' Tho cowboys arc first sent out to whip in tho cattle to a common center. Brother Brlttaln has sent out his whip M theao brethren, who gather gather hero to-day. Of courso tbo cattle in the 'round up' bear brands, and they know bow to sort out brand after brand and send out the cattle to tbeii homes. Before doing that however, I shall send you all to the basement below below as soon as possible. There seems to be left but ono thing for mo to do for there has already boon another sort of round up by all those churches, Rldgebury, Chester, Florida, Mt. Hope, Clrcloville, Amity, Westtown tending the best of their members to our poor little church in Middletown a grant "round up." Wha* you and olhori may have lost has been perpetuated and developed in other churches. "Looking at themselves a* a part o: the great church militant, they may re- oicu Ihul they may Imlp to g i v e strength and sinew to oilier coimiiun! lies. I rejoice in every word ot your PIIMI ilstory. Aa to tho fuluro--"Watch nun, what of lhe"--shall I say night' or M a u n ' 'i Sometimes in 1'res lytei-y wo Inivo a feeling thai the nlghl * coming on, thai Iho period ol groulb lias been succeeded by u period of cllne. Yot wo trust tbo*o tours nul Ui be realized, bill thai the mimes und live* ol all oui churches »ix to lw porpoluiitcd am' this shall sUmd a* Is hus stood, lisa city sol onu hill, und UK a candle stick ot the Ixinl. I t h i n k II we can keq lifo in brother Urlltuln for fitly ycum longer you uro assured of another con Lurvof lifo and growth. Tho life yoi have enjoyed together so peacefully for seventeen yours is full of promise fur lln years to como. 1 know tho lovo ho him for you, and 1 know the lovo you luivi shown to him, especially in lime o sorrow, and where there Is such lovi between pastor und people and God peace and prosperity urc assured May you continue In tho work o cduciulng minister* and* golnj, forth Into the world currying the hlessci results of the education ol 111 Is com mil nlty. None ol us can bo tin next centennial, but wo trust In Ih great beyond that we may till alng Ih song* of salvation wilh heartier apprc elation ot God'* saving grace. Prayer by Itev. R. II. Taylor. Singing, " When we Asunder Part. Benediction by Rov. Mr. Park. The following loiter* from Kov.l 'hllli Tlmlow, of Gup, Lancaster county Pu., and Rev. B, H. Emerson, u forme pastor, now of Philadelphia, wore read GAP, J u l y S , I8«2. Ua: 'Jlicmn Jlritlnm : DI:AH BKOTUKK : Your vory kin Invitation to altend lhe centennial o lhe Rldgebury Presbyterian Cliuru just received. Il would give ma great pleasure to U present with you on Ihul occasion ui my recollections of Rldgouury uro o tho most pleasant character. M. father'* pastorate there, my early rec ol lection of many families, Gen. Dun ulng's, Col. Bailey's, Mr. Hooves', Mr Stewurl'a, Mr. B. Decker uro vlvldl held In remembrance, and I lose U call to remembrance the .former day* Bui my urriingcinonls are such that cannot just now lou\o home. On nox Subbalh I nm engaged to preach u Brandywlne Manor Church and on Hi 21st deliver u historical discourse a Old I^eucock Church, Iho onu liundrc und fiftieth anniversary of It* orgiiiilv.n lion. 1741. 1 gave u history ol Ih church to 1854, which wax published and the congregation are anxious fo mo to continue the history down to Ih present year, which will also bo pub llslicd. Tho preparation ol tills hla lory will prevent my leaving homo in til after thutllmo. I l l s my purpose, however, to vis Amity in .September or October and hope to visit Rldgubury whilst vlsllln iiraong my friends ut Amity. I in very sorry thill I did nol gel to see in old frlond, Mr. Gideon W. Cock, 111 duy I pussod through Kldgcbury. Bu Iho duy being very warm and only passenger I did not feel al-liberty U tux uny further tho kindness ol in nephew. Mr. W. T. Sly. Will youglv my kind remembrance to Mr. Cock un family. I often think of thorn und o Iholr kindness to mo In days und year gone by, and It will give me the grunt osl pleasure, onco more, to moot thei and wilh them to cull to rcmumbrunc tho past. My earnest desire and prayer la tlm tho services ol your centennial muy IK all that you anticipate, und such us YO will always delight to cull up to re membrunco. To think that ] am spending tho cloa ing year* of my life In slghl of Ih church In which llfty year* ugo ! wu ordained and Installed and whore commenced my public ministry! I in the ouly surviving member ot Iho Pro* bytory then present and 1 have lived U. see more ot iho peoplo of my charg puss away, buying served their geiien lion. By Iho will ot God they huv fallen asleep wbilat 1 by the help o God continue unto Ihla duy. My fulhe was then present assisting In iho ord nation services. Aa I look over Ib past I am constrained to exclaim wll iho prophet ot old, " Tho Katlion Where are They ?" uud Iho prophets " Do They Live Forever ?" Kidgebur hus Iwen blessed with u succession ( faithful .pastors and un eldership a honor und a blessing to uny churcl The names of Dunning, Bailey, Stowai und Decker ure huld Iu grateful re mombrunce and whilst sUindfng wll Ihu ciders around the throne I d o u b not will rejoice with you In all Ihu ser vices of Ihul duy und unite Iu u lliunki giving of praise that it wus their prlv lego to work for Iho church of Kldgo bury and thank God that tbolr live were cast in such a place. Most sincerely yours, P. J. TIMLOW. PllirADKUlilA, Pa., July 1,1)2. I 2123 Nowklrk Street. ( DEAR Bito. BKITTAIN: Your kin letter of the Ulh ult. reached me i good lime, and although 1 have mad no rcsiionso, scarcely a day bus. posse on which I have not thought of the ol church. I thought at first that I would boubl to bo with you on that Interesting occu slon, but, as tho tlmo draws near, I flm that such a pleasure la out of the quoa tlon, and 1 must send my congralula lions by mall. A charm attaches Itself to one's firs charge. I was ordained in tho ol Ridgobury Church. There I porformoc my first marriage ceremony, attendee my llrst funeral, and presided for th first time at tho communion table. 1 wanted to lovo all tho iteople, and wanted all tho people to lovo mo. M. nearly two yeurs at Kldgoway often recur recur to me. 1 suppose if 1 should- In qulro for this, that or any of the olho old friends, I should bo told " they arc gone," while now faces would appear to mo bearing a striking resemblance to those whom I onco know. Twenty years bring many changes. It Is nearly tha length of time since I went to Hidgo bury. Bull hope to see tho old cburc some day. In the meantime, I win you all well, and I hope to meet yo all In the upper kingdom If not hero While thinking over tho ugo ot the lurch u tow linos eamo to mo which I iiwnd and with which 1 will closo. ITIionn appear olsowhoi'O. They wero ing to the tuuo of "Old Hundred " at iu service on Sunduy.) It. II. KMKItSON. After tho service* In tho rhureh a K i u n l l f u l collation »'iis served by tho idles In tliu biwemeiit. Nothing wan leklng. Iu fuel tho gowMinui-ln'urted wplo of Iho place lofi nothing undone promote thi coinlurl and plciisuro ot liolr visitors. . Thus endod u day Ihul will loni; lw lumorublo In Iho hlsUiry of I bin burch, und ot Iho vllluce ot KUlgo- ury. M)Ti:.s. --Mr. (ji'o. \ f . Hnyd, u l i u wax pros- n l u l t h bis family, al tbo colobra- ion, was a ineinbor ol Ibo Rldgu- iry Aeiulvmy under Dcuvon William ros- l i f t y - t M U yeiu s ago. - Ono uf th" ohlrM inborn ut the mgrei.'atloii, but nol lln olik'»l mom- w r o t Ihu church. Mr. V i r g i l W. Dun- Ing, now In his -'.Hh year, wlmivsiilos THE CONCERT A SUCCESS. A Wurlli) 11 Iliulo T»iul*rwl Nn.C*ri ·· M.rlln liy Her I'mille. A U'bilinonlul concert WM tendered Mrs. Curl K. Miirlln, the noted musician, musician, Mumlny evening at tha Pint Pruib.\ Kirliin Church by her pupil* la OrniiKO county. '; h,- mS MI..IHC HIIK exceptionally i^c ''"' M "'" '" " night, a tribute i.- in II'.He iv|iiiiiiilun of tho artUU I,i» ut»ili d. They \\ iv a- lolluun: Mrs. John I*. i;m. New York, Miprano; M!M Julia Wl.-'umm, MtililloUmn, contralto; G. \V r.imiiii II. Now York, tonor; Dr. C'U: I. M . u t i i i , Now York, Hi Mm un n«i. liciiitl In Mlildletown IHM -uimu. r. »licn "1'roallon" was ili'ifil l \ Hi.' OMIMUO County Murtoal A-» in |ii, iiu.l c\r lovor ot claxlo m n - i c «.i. .tiiMi'iii tu hoar htm. iln, 1,11 HI\ in I'M-i'lli'iil voice, and hit remit i i-r "' V ° ' i l i ' x ivcilallon iirlu, '·«) tu I'alu'ino," proved that ha hits lu»t none uf his remarkable \wwor und Miliiinc of \olco. with his Kon-ln-law, Mr. W. K. Arnoul, u Doli-onlosui, s\a» |iiuvontcilly fcoblo icallh, an HIM also Mr*. Sully Mowarl, vlio-ocoiiiii'clloil u l t h tin- church ilalfR taek huvonlj-lwo yrars, from li'lug M'UHOIIl. --Tho chuivli haii boon k i n d l y re- ncinlci'cd by IH'I|III'KIS In it" Into wars. ''liiil, from JOHW C. hU'«url, who uavo tM,(HKi. nml later by Mr. Juiinx Hawkins, Hawkins, v, ho loll U ^I.IKH). 11,. nlM) lofl ^HKI In th" liundMiif Iho TrunUiOH, the in.' rest, of whit h is to IHI ii||illcd to lucplng Ibo old ceiuctory In uulor. -- In Iho old records tippi'iux u corli- icato (,'lvi-n tu u Mrs. Oukliy, hlgncd by IIII Van mitcd divine ol tho Dutch Church in MX ilny. -- There imi rufcionoe In the, record" t o a c b u r o h mi-utlng, III" cavn-e fur tliu slim aUomlauco ul which holni; thai tho people had ijono to hear Kev. Mr. Cuton nl HrKikllehl. -- 'I ho olih'hl inemlK'r uf the coiigri'un- llon In years, but nut In Mb church connection--which connection--which Is Mvorul yenrs by Hint Mm. Sully Stowurl-- Is IH Mr. Virgil W. Dunning, wliows likeness likeness a|)|)ears In this IKSUC, u h u rci-IJcs with bin son-in-law, Mr. W. i:. A i u u u t , ul Ills bvnullfiil homo mlilKuy liolwccn and Dulsuntown, bill W)IOM! somewhat (coble hvullh did nul |)oi-mlt him to participate In the cunlciinlu! celebration. Mr. Dunning wus born January 21, 1804, In Iho lownul \Vullklll, u c u r u h u l Is k n o u n UN Mud Mills, m i d w a y bclHuun Mlddlulown und Scotclitown. He Is the son of Gen. Benjamin Dunning, Dunning, who died some thirty yours ago. and Is burled In the KldKubiiry Cemetery. Cemetery. Gun. D u n n i n g was u leading man In his duy, hiivlng held tlm otllcu of Supervisor und olhor olHolal iHisilluiiK In the old town of Mlnslnk, and also represcnlvd Orungo county In parl In Iho lA'glsluluro of our StaU 1 . Hi' wus also promlnvnl In tho Slaty mill' .Ua, und huld the |K».lllon of Major- Genurul In Ihiil ornaui/.alion. The f a m i l y removed to Kldgwbury in l!Ms und occupied the place now owned li Mr. Krunk B. Kills. Mr. Virgil D u n n i n g united with Iho church In 1V-H. He HUS muri luil Oct. 21, 1S.W, toMlsH Kll7Ji Snyvr, of Westtown, Westtown, who hus been dead wvorul youi'd. They moved U a lino farm atTiiekn- moose, near tinrdnorvlllo, In Kit, ami from there to Wcsttown In ixtl. Aftc-i- warils Ibey went buck to Ihu farm. Mr. und Mrs. Dunning came U) live w i t h Mr. Arnoul In I *'''-. Alter Hlnjiiig Ihore three years they v.c.nt to Itldgu- bury anil oceiiplcil Iho Gen. Diiiiiiln^ homostoiid for sl,\ yeurs mul then iv- liirned to Mr. Amelia's. Mr. Duiiiilni; Is the fullier of Mr Joseph S. Dunning and Mrs. W. 1C. Arnoul, uf Dolsontown, Mix. i:. C Kowlor und Mr. B. I 1 '. Dunning, of Porl Jcrvls, and Mrs. Miles, uf Indiana. H o l s u brolhor of Iho promlnciil lawyer, licnj, !·'. Dunning, uf New York city, whose ulugnnl country s/jal Is al Wurwlck, this county. Allhougli ijullo fcoblu so thai ho wl- dom rides oul now, Mr. D u n n i n g ru- lulns his faculties In a remarkable dc- groo. Ho Is u sugiiclous und successful successful business man und to his affairs with us clear n heail us In his younger years. Mr. Iliiiinlng IH u great reader and keeps thoroughly IWHlud U|ion the current events. W h a t chiingos he bus seen In hlx long und useful life. --Our venerable octogenarian townsman townsman und friend, Mr. John C. Owen, who with Ills grunddiiugh- tor, Miss lliirford, drove from Middlulowii to iilleiid celebration, uus u promlncnl resident of Kitlgobury ul Ihu llinu Ihu procnl church wus built. Ho was also largely Inslnimental In the building of Iho Molhoillxl Church there In which luller denomination he has always been an iicllvu und lullucn- llal load"!-. Mr. Owen was u Jusllcc of lite Peace of Ihu then town of M i n i sink, sink, kepi Ibo Ivudlng store ami erected erected the lino dwelling udjolnlng al Ihu entrance to Iho PrcKbytorliin Churuh grounds. -- Allliough wo prlnU.'d u good nianj uddlllunnl copies of Ihu MUilleUin:i DAILY TIMKS usulsoof tho U».\NI:I: COUNTY Tl.Mi:8, seml-wockly, contain- Ing the iiecount of the centennial celebration celebration of Iho Kldgcbury J'resbyUHan Church, tboy were quickly lukun by those Intoresk'd In the proceedings, to send away. Onu party alone took lfl copies of Iho semi-weekly. As Ihero Ib still u demand for them, we have iiguln pul our forms on the press und struck on* a few hundred copies containing Ihu full account, which persons desiring desiring can obtain ut the publication olllcc or ut the book stores. Mr. CampMI, who wini; In wloand in duct w i t h Dr. Martin, ban a tenor \oloo ul guwl Duality. Mis- \Vlckhiim, whooo talent* a*a \iH-nlixl nro su woll known throughout t i l l s section, «on for honioll luuivls. Her phrasing and execution uiMt) without fuiill. Mm. Cray, wliono \ulco l«aw|irano ul HIMV siivng and Hivoot, made k tuvoiablo ImproKslon. Shonang In dual w i t h Miss Wlfkhiiin. and tholr HO bleiiiled ill uncotoHt harmony that the nct-M's of every one In tho auillenc* tin-Ill.'il in appreciative aympathy. The 1 1 miffing of Verdi'* "Ulgolot- to" hj Iho t|imrlol nun grand. Mi K. Mm t i n , who wan the accompanist, nmy \or cherlnh tha HMuranco thut tliu music lovcrn of Middletown ni-o moKl guileful to her pupil* and frlemlK for I!K« o|i|HirtunIty to enjoy (O rarw a musical Ironl. Xii T M t i r r , no mills; no sti ike* ; no strikes, no riots. Tho ulioi-un'tseo Unit protection littoblamo for tbo lloiiK'Hlcml ulTalr muni lie blind, is On- |Hrllneiil way Ibo Now York / ' M M |lllt« It. l)'A-ri ill's from Homestead Indicate Indicate Dial the forces of the State ublc to restore law mul onlcr without lii-liig n -hoi or striking a blow. leailei-K uf the strikers havo rocognl».«J the f u t i l i t y of resistance to nicni uf IViinsylviuila and have ooun- selcil ieiicc»\ilc Hiibiiilsslon. l.xi Will Wain II. The O i t \ N i : i : OiusTV liiliix mure rending matter than any other N-oil-weekly ne«-«|ii|or printed In t h i s sccilun. It wan the llrsl iliKc the price lo *l Ml u year. for u sample copy. over Iho SOLDIERS HOB-NOBBING. Tim lOltl Kt|i»MII« mid llm «4lli hcp«r»l. The corres|xndont of Iho Nowburgli Dally jN'ctc.i, belonging to Iho 10th Sen- aralo Company, has Iho following pleasant allusion to the Mlddlutown company. lie says : " Tho latter purl of Saturday evening evening was s|enl in ' vlnlttng,' liob-nob- blng and renewing acquaintances with Iho members of tho 24lh, of Middletown, Middletown, who occupy a neighboring street. By the way, the Midillntown boyauru out In full force--about MO men--and are equipped with brand new kuup- sucks, rllles, etc.. They are the only company the lUth will havo any trouble 1 bucking' against for the honors. The two Lieutenants--Lew and Jock Stivers, Stivers, of Ibo hustling Mlddlotown Dally TIMKS--arc both on dock, the luitor being Quartormastorof Iho Third Provisional Provisional Battalion. Our olhor neighbors neighbors are Iho 10th Separate Company, of Poughkoojwlo, the Mill SeiNirato Com- C y, of Ht. vornon, and the 13th Keg- mt of Brooklyn. Tlio regiment is ' not in It' with tho separate companies, companies, however. Kvon General Porter is credited with saying that tbo latter excel excel tha regiment* In every reipool. TIM: Mium.irrowN O.MI.V TIMRH al- thoui:li only 14 months o'.d already Icaili by fur tiny oilier paper In this city In clrciilnliuii, In advurllnlnc and in job pi lining, ll can be had for .'liiccnii u month. rlClf-ONAI. MKNTItlN. - lion, und Mrs. N. W. Vail, of cox A i i 1 , hii\" ^'onc to Asbiiry Park. -- Miss l.l//l.t I). Mend has gone u Win « iel to upend tho summer. -- Mr. ii ml Mrs. C. II. Stteezoy ilaui:htr MnlN-l, of Mlildletown, came u N'ewl.ui j;b un Siilurdny forashorl \ l s l t w i t h frlcmlr-. --(.'../;/.,·. --Miss Carrie I). Mills.', tho |xpular leaelier uf UI|H city, has cone to Imi'i'li to s|Hnd imrl of her vacation w i t h friends. - M r s Citirci-.l. King, of Now w h o ban lu-cn H|HIII||III; H few days her mother. Mm. Mary I'rvston, oil South street, bus gone to Sulllxnn county for :i short llino. -- M r s I.. T. I^Mleraiul sou ivtitrneil lo their huiiiu ul WurUboro tills week, uflcr u two wouki' visit itiiiung frlenils In Connecticut, Brook- l y n und I'eeksklll. --Mr. Tinley N. MoNult, of Torre Haute, Iml., hjh'iit Sunday with Mrs. Walthall. Mrs. L. A. Moore Is al* spending u feu weeks with Mrs. hull. --Miss Kmma Walters, who haa IK'CII one of Iho valued attendant* at Slulu llomco|inthlcllos|iltal, loftTuos- lny for u three weeks' well deserved viieiitlun, w h i c h will Iw H|iciil go, Morai In Owiutoo Ijiko. Itfu1,,f.i'i TIIK MiiiDi.inxjvvs DAILY TI.MT.S Ii'ii-Ki'j limn run hurt tlic jxijun- f-nt In nii/iillfr.i in tlic United Utata, ini\t-iniiil, for tlirrc Nionl/w, M ctt.; otic imnttli, so ((«.,- lini rrr(ji, IS eta. Ailtlrtl* rliHii'ti it «* nfl, n un Tho Mlddlotown Dally Times has a circulation considerably InrROr than tho combined circulation of all tho other papers published In this JOB PRINTING, Having nddcd now type and prcKscK lo our Job Printing Dc- IKirtincnt we arc now prepared execute all ordcrtt at short notice. Antony the clitw of work turned out wu mention NOTI: lli'.Als, BII.I. HKADB, HKAKS, Ksvui/ji'KS, STATKMBKTS. LAW C»»KJ«, CitM-ui^its, I'OSTKIS, HAND BILLS. CARDS, CONSTITUTION ANI WKDDINU INVITATIONS. CALL AND SEE SAMPLES AND GET ESTIMATES.

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  1. Middletown Times-Press,
  2. 12 Jul 1892, Tue,
  3. Page 6

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