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Source:  Cayuga Chief, Auburn, New York - Volume: 7  Issue: 17  Page: 2
Dated: Apr. 24, 1855
     The Wayne county Whig takes us to task for our remarks upon the course of Senator Clark  We have no reverence for men unless their acts appear consistent.
     Perhaps the Whig knows better than we of the temperance sentiment of Wayne county, but we again affirm that Senator Clark, in his speechees, utterly misrepresents the temperance people of Cayuga; and but for an understanding that he was in favor of a stringent prohibitory law, and pledges to that effect, he never could have received the temperance vote of this county.
     The temperance people of New York are shoulder to shoulder upon this question.  the idea of Prohibition with Prohibition left out, is rank nonsense.  The temperance press is unanimous upon this same question.
     We have an inkling of the character of some of the advice which gave Senator Clark such remarkable light upon this question.  An agent to whom had been confided the interests of the cause in the lecturing field in Wayne, went down to Albany to lobby for the Maine Law.  It was found, however, that he was lobbying for Senator Clark's kind of Prohibition, and was forthwith branded by all the friends of the bill in the Legislature, as an enemy in disguise.
     - With due deference to our friend of the Whig, we must be allowed to say that our opinion of Senator Clark's honesty, and ardent devotion to the cuase of prohibition, has not undergone any change.
Source:  New York Herald, New York, New York - Volume: XXXIX  Issue: 294  Page 10
Dated: June 30, 1868
(From the Baltimore American, June 29.)
     About the middle of last week policeman Stone, of the Middle district, observed on one of the wharves of this city a man whose eccentric conduct induced the officer to take him to the Middle district station.  The fact being reported by Captain Mitchell to the police authorities here - the man making certain statements - a telegraphic despatch was sent to Superintendent Kennedy, of New York, at whose request the party, who represented himself as Beardsly Van Alstyne, cashier and proprietor of the Wayne County Bank, at Lyons, State of New York, was taken on to that city on Thursday.  The New York papers, noticing his arrival, state that in March last he is alleged to have absconded with a large amount of bonds and other securities, and the bank was found to be insolvent and ruined in consequence of the victims.  Two gentleman named Warren had $22,000 deposited, and Mr. A. P. Warren placed the case in Superintendent of Police Kennedy's hands, who notified all the police bureaus in the United States.  Mr. Warren sued out a writ of attachment against $3,700 in gold coin and some jewelry which was found in the possession of the prisoner, the same being handed over to the sheriff by KennedyVan Alstyne is a native of New York, and is between thirty-five and forty years of age.
Source:  New York Herald, New York, New York - Volume: XXXIV  Issue: 147  Page: 7
Dated:  May 27, 1859
Body Snatching in Wayne County.
ROCHESTER, May 26, 1869.
     A disgusting case of body snatching has just occurred at Williamson, Wayne county.  Stephen Burton, a respected citizen died on Wednesday last from an overdose of chloroform and was buried on Friday.  It was suspected that his grave had been violated and the tomb ws examined.  The body had been dragged out of the coffin and mutilated and concealed in the woods.  Dr. Brent of Ontario, has been arrested, with two students, and held to answer for the crime.
Source:  New York Herald, New York, New York - Issue: 182  Page 10
Dated: Oct. 21, 1874
How a Wayne County Dairyman Caught the Man who had Swindled Him - Mr. Snow
, alias Wiggins, alias A. A. Greely & Co., alias Peter S. Clark & Co., Held for Trial.
     The case of a man who labored under a terrible mistake regarding the side on which his bread was buttered was heard at the Tombs Police Court yesterday morning.  Mr. Bradshaw, of Alton, Wayne county, New York, was swindled out of $330 worth of butter on the 10th of the present month.   The manner in which he traced his lost goods and finally captured his victimizer would do credit to any of our metropolitan detectives, whose ability, unfortunately for the city, is in no way equal to their reputation.  On the 6th of October Mr. Bradshaw, who keeps an extensive dairy, received a letter from "A. A. Greely & Co" Middletown, Conn., ordering him to send fifteen tubs and one ___ of butter to "Peter S. Clark," New London, Conn.  Mr. Bradshaw put up the butter and shipped it as directed, and the same day made a sight draft on "A. A. Greely & Co."  The cashier of that institution immediately returned it with the remark that there was no such firm in the town.
     On receipt of this information a letter of inquiry was sent to the cashier of the First National Bank of New London asking if he knew of such a firm as "Peter S. Clark & Co."  Two days later Mr. Bradshaw received a letter from New London stating that no such firm existed in the city.  An ordinary dairyman would have stopped here, but Bradshaw was not to be daunted.  He sat down and wrote to Mr. Prentiss, the agent of the Norwich line of steamers, asking him if he could give any information regarding the lst butter.  That gentleman wrote back that it had been receipted for at Middletown by a man named James Snow, and that Snow had immediately reshipped it to New York, the consignment being marked "G. Sherman & Co, No. 342 Greenwich street.
  This was a clew, and Mr. Bradshaw came down to New York to trace his lost butter.  He went to the fifth precinct station house, and Officer Stevens was detailed to work up the case.  Mr. Bradshaw told the officer his story on Greenwich street and ask Mr. Sherman if he had the goods.  On entering the place, Mr. Bradshaw recognized some of his property, which was on the floor of the store.  Mr. Sherman was not in, but Mr. E. H. Coffin, the clerk, gave an account of how the goods came there.  He said that a man named Wiggins had brought the goods to the house and left them for Mr. Sherman to sell on commission.  The consignment was fifteen tubs of butter and one __ins, but only five tubs and the __in now remained, as Mr. Wiggins had been there in the morning and took the tubs away with him on a truck.  The remaining stock Mr. Sherman had purchased for $83, and had given Wiggins a check for that amount.
     The officer got a slight clew as to where Wiggins, alias Snow, could be found, and after a twenty-four hours search he found and arrested im on a warrant.  When brought to Court yesterday morning Wiggins alias Snow, said his name was Wiggins, but he refused to say anything regarding his guilt or innocence.
     The Judge took the papers and committed Snow in default of $_,000 bail to _____ the charge of (the rest of this article is missing)
Source:  New York Tribune, New York, New York, Page; 2
Dated:  July 15, 1884
[By Telegraph to the Tribune]
     LYONS, July 14 - Farmers living in the towns of Rose, Sodus and Wolcott, in the northern part of Wayne County, report that hail fell there in great quantities early yesterday morning, accompanied by a strong wind.  The damage to field crops, especially corn has been estimated at thousands of dollars, while the apple crop in that vicinity has been seriously injured.  Apple trees were literally stripped and young apples torn off.  Hail fell to the depth of three inches in several localities, and the stones were universally large.  Old weather observers here state that this is the first instance they ever knew of hail falling the night time.
Source:  Aberdeen Weekly News, Aberdeen, South Dakota, Vol. 3  Issue: 39  Page: 4
Dated: Nov. 4, 1887
     THE prohibition candidate for school commissioner in the western district of Wayne County, New York, is Miss Ellen A. Clark, of Macedon.  The lady is canvassing the district with a brass band, distributing her own handsome photographs and calling on the editors.  The NEWS will go its last dollar on Miss Clark every time against any rum soaked male biped who would warm a soft chair and squirt tobacco juice over its elevated feet.



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