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Binghamton, N. Y.

Elmira, N. Y.

Utica, N. Y.

Scranton, Pa.

Wilks Barre, Pa.

Roanoke, Va









The 26th Presidential term of four years commenced on the 4th day of March, 1889, and will expire at noon on the 4th of March, 1893.


President—Benjamin Harrison, of Indiana. Salary, $50,000.

Vice-President—Levi P. Morton, of New York. Salary, $10,000.


Secretary of State—James G. Blaine, of Maine. Salary $8,000.

Secretary of the Treasury—Charles Foster. Salary, $8,000.

Secretary of War—Redfield Proctor, of Vermont. Salary, $8,000.

Secretary of the Navy—Benjamin F. Tracy, of New York. Salary, $8,000.

Secretary of the Interior—John W. Noble, of Missouri. Salary, $8,000.

Postmaster-General—John Wannamaker, of Pennsylvania. Salary, $8,000.

Secretary of Agriculture—Jeremiah M. Rusk, of Wisconsin. Salary $8,000.

Attorney-General—Wm. H. H. Miller, of Indiana. Salary, $8,000.



Governor—David B. Hill

Lieutenant-Governor—Edward F. Jones

Secretary of State—Frank Rice

Comptroller—Edward Wemple

Treasurer—Elliot Danforth

Attorney-Geberal—Charles F. Tabor

State Engineer and Surveyor—John Bogart

Superintendent Bank Department—Charles M. Preston

Superintendent Insurance Department—James F. Pierce

Superintendent Public Works—Edward Hannan

Superintendent Public Instruction—Andrew S. Draper

Superintendent State Prisons—A. H. Lathrop

The Legislative powers of the State are vested in the state Legislature, which consists of two houses—

Senate and Assembly

The Senate consists of 32 members. The State is divided into 32 Senatorial Districts, each choosing one

Senator. The Senators receive a compensation of $1,500 per session.

The Assembly consists of 128 members. They each receive the same compensation as State Senator.


County Judge and Surrogate—Sylvester S. Taylor

County Clerk—Arthur S. Fitch

Deputy County Clerk—Orlando W. Smith

District Attorney—Edgar Denton

Sheriff—Frank J. Cassada

Deputy Sheriff—Jeremiah Smalley

Under Sheriff—Miles T. Cassada

County Treasurer—Patrick J. Neagle

Justice of Sessions—Maurice Edminster, Michael B. Roushy

School Commissioner—John T. Smith

Coroners—Dr. Jonas Jacobs, Elmira, Dr. Charles Gere, Chemung

Loan Commissioners—Paul Collson, Nathaniel Owen

Superintendent of the Poor—Eugene Atkins


Clara A. White, Oscar Hoppe, Cornelia E. Lewis, H. V. Ransom, Harry Barfield, Fred Schornstheimer,

T. J. Murphy, F. A. Reeser, James Bacon, Edmund O. Beers, Charles Swan, Alvin A. Walter, D.M. Crans, James M. Ward, Edward C. VanDuzer, E. W. Howell, William S. Carr, Cyrus Barow, L. G. Rathbun, L. A. Baker, James H. Wells, John F. Babcock, John Bement, Richard P. Thurston, Miles T. Cassada, Charles E. Edson, Geo. S. Hull, Harry M. Clark, D. T. Whiedle, J. P. Eustace, Filmore W. Doyle, Wm. L. Hylen, C. L. Hathaway, Joshua H. Stevens, E. T. Youmans, W. C. Schmidt, John A. Galatian, Frank M. Blossom, A. C. Eustace, William H. Blauvelt, Theodore S. Smith, Boyd McDowell, Chas R. Pratt, H. C. Maudeville, H. D. Wilcox, R. J. Stage, James H. Rodbourn, Fred L. Woodruff, Charles Hart, A. R. Hennington, Harvey E. Ludlow, A. H. Baldwin, Dewitt C. Curtis, Edwin C. Pond, William Simpson, William A. Dodson, J. E. Larkin, Lewis E. Mosher, S. M. Hughson, Chas. F. Ramsdell, Frank S. Bently, John C. Greves, Alfred AR. Butcher, S. A. Minier, C. H. Potter, Daniel T. Pratt, Chas. H. Knipp, Webster J. Cole, William P. Van Horn, ‘P. P. Norman, H. M. Lovell, Seymour Lowman, A. T. Thurston, Pomeroy Smith, A. D. Bevier, John G. McDowell, Cassius A. Phillips, Geo. E. Edminster, L. W. Swartwood, Maggie McPherson, William B. Rogers, Geo. E. Hoke, Wilson Ruggles, Warren M. Collson, Sidney L. Dibble, Henry L. Clark, Charles G. Evans, Charles E. Rapalyea, J. J. Bush, Samuel E. Rice, J. M. Losie, Charles E. Kerr, Lewis A. Robertson, G. W. Buck, George McCann, J. J. Curtis, Mary H. Eaton, Chas. K. Soper, Johnson Beers, Theodore L. Minier, John C. Franton, J. L. McDowell, William George, Edgar Denton, Clay W. Holmes, Francis E. Baldwin, William B. Dickinson, Leon A. Merrill, N. P. Fassett, C.A. Murray, Geo. C. Millen, Frank C. Ogden, John T. Davidson, J. H. Burgess, H. V. Bryan, Daniel E. Ufford, Chas. Moran, John A. Watrous, W. E. Breese, Morris J. Gladke, WM. B. Bachman, Burton S. Chamberlin, Samuel R. Van Campem=n, J. R. Joslyn, H. L. Bacon, C. C. Swan, E. K. Roper.


Incorporated April 7th, 1864


Mayor—Charles S. Davidson, office Masonic Temple

Clerk—John J Maloney, office Masonic Temple

1st Ward—Thomas A. Pagett, Ford R. Knapp

2nd Ward—Patrick Murray, James H. Hogan

3rd Ward—Thomas Gorman, John Daly

4th Ward—Florence Sullivan, Adam Mander Jr.

5th Ward—Daniel Sheehan, David C. Robinson

6th Ward—Daniel Smith, Frank P. Robinson

7th Ward—Roe Reilly, Thomas Milan

Recorder—Daniel O’Connell

Acting Recorder—Andrew B. Galatian

City Chamberlain—Frank M. Blossom

City Engineer—J. E. Rawlins

City Attorney—Frederick Collin

City Weigher—Orris Danks

City Sealer—William Burke

Superintendent of Streets—Martin Shannon

Overseer of Poor—Daniel Lucy

Chief of Police—Levi D. Little

Chief Engineer of Fire Department—Joseph A. Campbell

Health Officer—Dr. E. A. Reilly

Board of Commissioners of Excise—Granville D. Parsons, Baldwin Kolb, W. b. Howard, John J Ronan

Clerk, office, Masonic Temple

Assessors—Jocob Kolb, P. J. Lee, W. A. Kingsbury

Supervisors—W. H. Bright, Harvey W. Loughry, George Backer, Morris J. Gladke, Walter J. Daniels,

C. W. Wixon, H. H. Mart.

Constables—Dewitt C. Decker, James Trainor, Patrick Fean, John Flahive.


Civil Service Commission—Parley Coburn, Chairman, John W. Kennedy, O. D. Goodrich; clerk, Joseph



James H. Hardy, 308 East Water

Michael Dannaher, 315 Webber Place

John D. Williams, 520 Lake


Organized April 1st, 1876

Charles S. Davidson, Mayor, President of the Board

Police Commissioners—C. J. Langdon, Martin Rosenbaum, Thomas J. McMahon, H. H. Hallock,

Boyd McDowell, Clerk

Chief of Police—Levi D. Little

Police Matron—Mrs. Esther D. Wilkins

Police Surgeon—Dr. Jonas Jacobs

Board of Health—Charles S. Davidson, President, Dr. E.A. Reilly, Health Officer; R.B. Jenks, M.D.;

J. R. Schmucker, F. B. Parke, M.D.; Arthur Leary, Martin Flynn, J.B. Finnegan, Secretary.



Charles S. Davidson, Mayor, President of the Board; J. F. Van Nort, Irving D. Booth,; Clerk, John J.

Maloney; Dr. Jonas Jacobs, Fire Surgeon.


(Department Headquarters Market opp. Exchange pl.)

Chief Engineer—Joseph A. Campbell

Assistant Engineer and Supt. Fire Alarm—William Y. Ellett

Captian—Ezekiel Smith


Hayes Truck and Chemical Engine Co.

Hose Co. No. 1 Foreman, John Espey

Hose Co. No. 2, Foreman, C. H. Riggs


  1. West Water and Main streets
  2. West Gray and Columbia streets
  3. West Church and Main streets
  4. West First and Davis streets
  5. West Church and Walnut streets
  6. West Water and Hoffman streets
  1. West Second and Railroad avenue
  1. West Second and College avenue
  2. West Clinton and Main streets
  3. West Fifth and Railroad avenue
  4. West Fifth and College avenue
  5. West Washington and College avenue
  1. South end Erie Depot
  1. East Church and William streets
  2. East Church and High streets
  1. East Second and Lake streets
  2. East Clinton and Lake streets
  3. East Third and Madison avenue
  4. East Clinton and Oak streets
  1. Fitch and Aldrich’s Mill
  1. Fire Department Headquarters
  1. East Church and State streets
  2. East Water and State streets
  3. East Water and Lake streets
  1. East Waster and High streets
  2. John and Orchard streets
  3. East Church and Sullivan streets
  1. S. H. Laney’s Factory
  2. Rathbun House
  3. Lake street near Market street
  1. Chemung place and Pennsylvania avenue
  2. Spaulding street and Caldwell avenue
  3. South Main and Henry streets
  4. South Main and Pennsylvania avenue
  1. South Broadway and Fulton streets
  2. South Broadway and Mt. Zoar street
  3. Franklin and Pleasant streets
  1. Harris & McHenry’s Mill
  1. West Clinton and Davis streets
  2. West Clinton and Grove streets
  3. West Sixth and Davis streets
  4. West Washington avenue and Walnut street
  5. Walnut and Ivy streets
  1. College avenue and Broadway
  2. Hoffman and Second streets
  1. East Fifth and Baldwin streets
  2. Lake and Harper streets
  3. Day and Oak streets
  4. Hall and Division streets

Henry Flood, Postmaster; Charles H. Palmer, Assistant Postmaster; C. E. Hutchinson,

Superintendent Carriers, Open from 8 a.m. till 8 p.m.; Sundays from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.


  1. Any article in a newspaper or other publication may be marked for observation, except by
Written or printed words, without increase of postage.
    All newspapers sent from the office of publication, including sample copies, or, when from anews agency, to actual subscribers thereto, ot to other news agents, shall be entitled to transmission at the rate of one cent per pound or fraction thereof, the postage to be prepaid.
    The weight of all single rate letters is increased from one-half of one ounce each, or fractionthereof, to one ounce, or fraction thereof. The same increase of weight is allowed for drop letters, whether mailed at stations where there is a free delivery or where carrier service isnot established.
  1. A special stamp to the value of ten cents may be issued, which, when attached to a letter
in addition to the lawful postage thereon, shall entitle the letter to immediate delivery at any place containing 4,000 population or over, according to the Federal census, within the carrier limit of any free delivery office, or within one mile of the postoffice coming within the provisions of this law, which may in like manner be designated as a special delivery office; that such specially stamped letters shall be delivered between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m.; that a book shall be provided in which the person to whom the letter is addressed shall acknowledge in receipt; that messengers for this special delivery are to be paid eighty per cent of the face value of all the stamps received and recorded in the m onth, provided that the aggregate compensation paid to any one person for such service shall not exceed $30 per month, and provided further that the regulations for the delivery of these specially stamped letters shall in no way interfere with the prompt delivery of letters as provided by existing laws and regulations.

Newspapers and periodicals, one cent for each four ounces; books, maps, product sheets, music, printed posters, printed cards, blanks, photographs, unsealed circulars, etc., one cent for each two ounces or fraction thereof; seed cuttings, one cent per one-half ounce; flexible patterns, samples of minerals and merchandise, one cent per ounce. Matter of this kind must not be sealed.

MONEY ORDER FEES—Not exceeding $5, 5 cents; not exceeding $10, 8 cents; over $10 and not exceeding $15, 10 cents; over $15 and not exceeding $30, 15 cents; over $30 and not exceeding $40, 20 cents; over $40 and not exceeding $50, 25 cents; over $50 and not exceeding $60, 30 cents; over $60 and not exceeding $70, 35 cents; over $70 and not exceeding $80, 40 cents; over $80 and not exceeding $100, 45 cents. Not more than there orders payable at the same office can be issued to one person the same day.

REGISTERED LETTERS—Letters may be registered at any postoffice by payment of ten cents, in addition to the postage.

Postal notes from one to four hundred and ninety-nine cents, issued for three cents at Money order office. Open from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Foreign Postage—Rates given on letters are for every half ounce or fraction thereof to each country.

Letters- Five cents postage to Austria, Australia(via San Francisco) ten cents to Brazil, Belgium, Bermuda, Cuba, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany, Great Brittian, and Ireland, Holland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Netherlands, Norway and Sweden, Protugal, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, India and East Indies, Chili, Peru, China and Jave.

Newspapers and merchandise samples, not exceeding four ounces in weight, one cent.

Letters to Sandwich Islands, 6 cents; newspapers, two ounces, one cent; merchandise, two ounces, two cents.


Board of Education—Board rooms and Superintendent’s office, 116 Baldwin. President, Frederick Collin; Commissioners at-Large, Frederick Collin, William C. Loomis, Casper Decker, Matthias H. Arnot; No.1 District, John R. Joslyn; No. 2 District, R.B. Jenks, M.D.; No.3 District, I.S. Copeland; No.4 District, Jesse L. Cooley; No.5 District, Patrick Battersby; Secretary and Superintendent, E.J. Breadsley; Sanitary Superintendent, C.W.M. Brown, M.D..

Acadamy—Herbert M. Lovell, A.B. Principal; Cornelia S. Norman, Miss E. Y. Wilson, M.S. Hallock, Louisa Godfrey, Lotta A. Foster and Irene Davis, teachers.

The Academy building is located on a lot bounded south by East Clinton street, and extending from Lake to William street three hundred and twenty one feet, and north two hundred and twenty one feet on William, and two hundred and sixty feet on Lake street, containing about one acre and a half. This lot (with the exception of a small parcel since purchased) was purchased from several owners by the corporation of the Elmira Academy in 1859, and in 1860 the said corporation conveyed it to the Board of Education for an Academy site.

The building is a substantial brick structure, two stories high, with a basement mostly above ground. The building will comfortably accommodate 150 pupils. It was completed in 1862 at a cost of $12,000. In the basement are the boys’ and girls’ retiring rooms an wardrobes, the laboratory and society rooms. In the first story are the assembly and teacher’s rooms. In the third story are recitation rooms, library, philosophical apparatus and cabinet. The personal property of the Academy is worth $9,500.

School No.1 (Robert J. Round, a.m., Principal)

District bounded as follows: Beginning on the north bank of the Chemung river, at the foot of State street, thence north on the center of said street to East Third street; thence east on the center of East Third to High street; thence north on the center of High street to East Clinton; thence east on the center of East Clinton to Sullivan street; thence north on the center of Sullivan to East Fifth street; thence east on the center of East Fifth street to east line of city; thence south on said eastern boundary to the Chemung river; thence west on the north bank of said river to the place of beginning.

The school building is located on the corner of Sullivan and East Second streets, on a beautiful lot, with shrubbery and grass plots in front and two large yards for play grounds in the rear, the whole lot containing about four acres.

The building is a substantial brick structure, 119 feet long by 80 wide, with addition 47 ½ x70 feet. Two stories in height, costing, with the furniture, $30,000. It was first brought into use in the fall of 1868.

In the building there are sittings for 650 pupils. Personal property belonging to the building valued at $3,500.


The school building is located on a beautiful, dry and airy lot, containing 3 ½ acres, on the corner of Davis and Second streets.

The building is a brick structure, two stories in height, 119 feet long by 80 wide, with additions 36x60 feet and 36 ½ x 71. Cost of building and furniture,$36,000. Its internal arrangements, size of rooms, grade of pupils and number of seats are the same as in No.1. Personal property belonging to the building valued at $3,907.


District bounded as follows: District No.3, comprises all that portion of the city lying on the south side of the Chemung river.

The school building is located on the south side of Partridge street, fronting Harmon street, in the Fifth ward, and is an elegant brick structure, two stories high, with a slate roof, 113 feet long by 70 wide, with addition 35 ½ x70 ½ feet, and is located on a beautiful, elevated, dry lot of ground containing 3 ¾ acres. The internal arrangements are the same as Nos. 1 and 2. The house was first occupied January 1871. The entire cost of the building, grounds, furniture, etc, was $43,000. It will seat 850 pupils. Personal property belonging to the building valued at $3,400.


District bounded as follows: Beginning at the center of East Clinton street, on the east side of the Erie railroad track; thence east on the center of east Clinton street to Oak street; thence north on the center of Oak street to East Fifth street; thence east on the center of East Fifth street to Sullivan street; thence north on the center of Sullivan street to East Washington avenue; thence east on the center of East Washington avenue to the east bounds of the city; thence north on the east bounds of said city to the northeast corner thereof; thence west following the city limits to the Erie railway track; thence south on said railway to the place of beginning.

The school building occupies a lot containing about two acres, bounded by Hall and Benton and Crescent and Division streets. It is built of brick, three stories in height, with Mansard roof, and cost $65,000. The personal property of the building probably has no superior in the country. Its extreme measurements are 94 by 132 feet, and has a capacity for 700 pupils.


District bounded as follows: Beginning on the west side of the Erie railway track on the center of Clinton street, and thence west on the center of Clinton to Hoffman street, and still in the direction of Clinton street to the city limits, thence north on said limits to the northwest corner of said city; thence east on the northern bounds of said city to the Erie railway tracks; thence south on the center of said railway track to the place of beginning.

The building stands on elevated ground, with its main entrance looking toward the south. It is 134 feet long and 81 feet wide. It is erected on a lot containing about 2 ¾ acres. Will accommodate 700 pupils. It is, with the exception of No.4, the handsomest school building in the city, presenting more the appearance of a college edifice than a common school building. It cost about $50,000.


Located on East Second street between Madison avenue and Dewitt street. One story building, 68 by 75 feet; contains four rooms, accommodating 224 Pupils. Value of building and ground, $11,000. Miss Mary A. Potter, Principal.


Located on Lake street near the D. L & W Railroad. Alice A. Lever, Principal.


Located on Riverside avenue foot of Caldwell avenue. Adella E. Crane, Principal.


Located on West Miller street. Miss Maggie Moore, Principal.


Elmira School of Commerce, Nelson A. Miller, President, Robinson Building, Lake street.

Elmira Business College, A.J. Warner, Proprietor, Water, corner Lake.

Elmira Shorthand College, J. W. Roberts, President, 150 Lake.


Academy of Our Lady of Angels is situated corner of High and East Market. It is an elegant brick and stone structure. This institution is under the direction of the Sisters of St. Mary, and is managed, in connection with the Convent, by the Lady Superior. Both music and the languages are taught. The building was completed in 1875.

Elmira College, North Main, corner Washington avenue. Rev. Chas. Van Norden, D.D., President.

Elmira College was founded for the purpose of furnishing superior facilities for the highest and best education of young women. It has carefully arranged extensive courses of study, with all those advantages of libraries, apparatus, literary societies and lectures, which give pre-eminence to colleges as compared with academies, high schools, and seminaries. It was the first college for women that by its full charter and higher course of study was fairly entitled to rank as such.

St. John’s Parochial School, in charge of the Sisters of St. Mary, 715 Benjamin.

St. Ursula School, for young ladies, 402 West Church street. Miss Julia E. Chalmers, Principal.

Byrant Hall, 219 West Gray street. C. R. Stiles, Principal.


President—Dr. T. A. Dundas, Elmira

Secretary—Dr. T. A. Wales, Elmira

Treasurer—Dr. N. S. Messenger, Breesport


Charles M. Tompkins, President: Irving D. Booth, First Vice-President; Justus H. Harris, Second Vice-President; Frank E. Bundy, Secretary; Fred C. Ayers, Treasurer: Moses S. Converse, Financial Secretary. Organized August 22, 1879. The meetings are held the first Tuesday in each month at the Board of Trade Rooms, 166 Lake street.


Elmira National Bank, Robinson Building, 159 Lake street, Incorporated 1889. Capital, $200,000. Surplus, $17,000. President, Jackson Richardson; Vice-President, Charles Kellogg; Cashier, J. J. Bush. Directors—Hon. Thomas S. Flood, Judson H. Clark, E.L. Wyckoff, John Brand, John J. Bush, Jackson Richardson, Charles Kellogg, Hon. Rufus T. Peck, C.C. Swan, J. B. Coykendall, Frederick H. Richardson.

Second National Bank, Lake street, corner Carroll. Incorporated 1863. Capital, $200,000. Surplus, $60,000. President, Seymour Dexter; Vice-President, J. Sloat Fassett; Cashier, D. M. Pratt. Directors—Seymour Dexter, J. Sloat Fassett, J. Monroe Shoemaker, W.N. Eastabrook, Francis E. Fitch, Henry L. Armstrong, W.E. Sheives, John C. Seeley, John E. Larkin, Robert T. Turner, Theron A. Wales.

Chemung Canal Bank, East Water near Lake. President, M. H. Arnot; Assistant Cashier, John C. Greves. Established in 1833.

Farmers’ and Mechanics’ Bank, 122 East Water street. L.M. Smith, President; W. A. Dodson, Acting Cashier. Established January 1876.

Elmira Savings Bank, Chartered March 16, 1867, re-opened for business under new title Nov. 1, 1890. James K. Richardson, President; Charles E. Selover, David C. Robinson, Vice-President; Charles C. Swan, Secretary; J.J. Bush, Treasurer.


Elmira Lodge No. 62, B.P.O.E. J. S. Denton, Secretary; F. M. Blossom, Treasurer. Meets every Wednesday evening at Elk Hall.


Cassady’s Orchestra, G. B. Cassady, Leader

Professor Krug’s Orchestra. Meets at Madison Avenue Theater

Y.M.C.A. Orchestra. Meets at 419 Carroll


Thirtieth Separate Company. Captain, Edward M. Hoffman; First Lieutenant, John T. Sadler; Second Lieutenant, Thurber A. Brown. State Armory, East Church Street between Baldwin and Lake. Organized October 1, 1864.

Twenty-Sixth Separate Company. Captain, R. P. Bush; First Lieutenant, F. J. Jones; Second Lieutenant, Ira Miller; Assistant Surgeon, F.B. Parke. Organized April 17, 1885.


Post Baldwin, No. 6, G. A. R. , Department of New York. James C. Cartledge, Commander; Geo. H. Kelly, Sr. V. Commander; M. O. Palmer, Jr. V. Commander; O. N. Smith, Adjutant; J. B. Beeman, Quartermaster; R. P. Bush, Surgeon; Rev. Thomas K. Beecher, Chaplain; H. E. Jones, Officer of the Day; J. D. Perkins, Officer of the Guard; M. M. Conklin, Sergeant-Major; E.B. Pickering, Q.M. Sergeant. Meet first and third Mondays of each month at N.Y.S. armory, E. Church St.

Post Col. H. C. Hoffman, No. 606, G.A.R., Department of New York. James Maloney, Commander; Jerry Reardon, Sr. V. Commander; Alfred H. Forest, Jr. V. Commander; Johnson Beers, Adjutant; George Weaver, M.D., Surgeon; P.K. Sullivan, Chaplain; Thomas Ross, Quartermaster; William E. Campbell, Officer of the Day; H.B. VanGorder, Officer of the Guard; Burt Shaw, Sergeant Major; James McElroy, Q.M. Sergeant; W. Campbell, Counsel of Administration. Meets first and third Friday evening of each month, at Grand Army Hall, East Church Street.

Post L. Edgar Fitch, No. 165, G.A.R., Department of New York. G.C. Hibbard, Commander; Geo. C. Moore, Sr. V. Commander; Albert Easton, Jr. V. Commander; Charles H. Potter, Chaplin; William M. Dubois, Officer of the Day; James C. Powell, Officer of the Guard; F. J. Beger, Quartermaster; L. M. Andrus, Adjutant; John Oldham, Surgeon; John Laidlaw, Sergeant Major; N. Willison, Quartermaster Sergeant; Wilbor H. Morse, Officer of inside Guard. Meets alternate Monday evenings at Armory, E. Church street.


I. V. Department Commander, G. C. Hubbard, Post 165; Staff Officers, John T. Davidson, Post 6, Newton Wilson, Post 165, Hervey W. Jones, Post 6; Representatives to National Encampment, Johnson Beers, Post 606, Judson Griswald, Post 6.


Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, cor. Dickinson and Fourth; Rev. Henry Ashley, pastor.

Centenary Methodist Episcopal Church, South Main, junction Pennsylvania ave., erected 1884; Rev. T. E. Sharpe, pastor.

First Baptist Church, Church south-east corner Main; Rev. W. T. Henry, D. D. pastor.

First Methodist Episcopal Church, Baldwin bet. Church and East Second; organized 1819; Rev. C. C. Wilbor, pastor.

First Presbyterian Church, East Church cor. Baldwin; organized A. D. 1795, Rev. Isaac Jennings, pastor.

Franklin Street Presbyterian Church, 212 Franklin street; Rev. J. Petrie, pastor.

Free Baptist Church, Benton cor. Division; Rev. Oscar H. Denney, pastor.

German Evangelical Church, East Church near William; organized October, 1874, erected 1876, Rev. William Kammerer, pastor.

Grace Church (Episcopal) Main bet. Water and Gray; erected 1865; Rev. W. E. Wright, rector.

Hedding Methodist Episcopal Church, 318 West Church; Dr. Liston H. Pierce, pastor.

Jewish Synagogue, Shomer Hodath, 158 and 160 Orchard; Rev. Isaac Perkowitz, rabbi.

Jewish Synagogue, Bnai Israel, 110 High; Rev. Myrer Koppstein, rabbi.

Lake Street Presbyterian Church, Lake cor. Church; Rev. Allen F. De Camp, pastor.

Magee Street Chapel, Seventh cor. Magee.

Park Church, The, Main cor. Church; organized 1846; Rev. Thomas K. Beecher, Pastor.

Shiloh Baptist Church (African), Baldwin n East Fifth.

St. John the Baptist’s (German) Catholic Church, 720 Dickinson n East Fifth; Rev. Anthony Giesenhoff, pastor.

St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church, Clinton bet. Main and Park Place; Rev. J. J. Bloomer, pastor.

St. Luke’s Chapel, (Congregational), 400 Division; Henry A. Ottman, paster.

SS. Peter and Paul’s Roman Catholic Church, East Market cor. High; Rev. Peter Donahue, pastor

St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, Franklin cor. Fulton; Rev. Michael O’Dwyer, pastor.

Trinity Church (Episcopal) Main cor. Church; Rev. George H. McKnight, D.D., rector.

Union Methodist Episcopal Church (African) High bet. East Clinton and East Third.

Zion Methodist Episcopal Church (African) situated on the southwest cor. Of Dickinson and Fourth; Rev. James E. Mason, pastor.


The Elmira Young Men’s Christian Association was established in 1858, reorganized in 1883, and has since been incorporated. The rooms are located at 419, 421 and 423 Carroll street, and are open to the young men of the city from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., each week day, and from 8a.m. to 6 p.m., Sundays. The reading room and parlors are free to all. The following advantages of membership are offered: A $2.00 membership ticket entitles the holder to the home use of the Association Circulating Library, containing 3,300 volumes; The Young Men’s Journal, a 16 page monthly magazine, and with admission with lady to all entertainments and members’ lectures.

A $5.00 membership ticket entitles the holder to all of the above privileges, also to gymnasium, shower and tub baths, and educational classes. Any young man may become a member of the Association by filling the required form of application.

The following are the offices of the Association: President, Jesse L. Cooley; First Vice-President, Clay W. Holmes; Second Vice-President, C. H. Gridley; Treasurer, William R. Rathbun; Secretary, W. H. Bowman; The Board of Directors, including the above named officers, are as follows: Seymour Dexter, C. F. Carrier, C. L. Nichols, M.A. Ruger. The following named gentlemen are employed to give their time to the work of the Association: Rufus Stanley, General Secretary; Wm. B. Hughson, Asst. Genl. Secretary, Prof. M. F. Mayer; Instructor of Gymnastics.

The association also has a department of over 200 members among the D. L. & W. Railway employees, which is managed by a committee of railway men. The rooms are on the corner of Norton and Baldwin streets, and comprise reading and bath rooms and barber shop. H. A. Leese is employed as General Secretary.


The Railway Young Men’s Christian Association. Building corner Church street and R.R. avenue. President John H. Shearer; Vice-President, Edson Wing; Recording Secretary, Fred C. Marsh; Treasurer, Thomas B. Delo; General Secretary, Chas. L. Shattuck.

About 300 members, organized in 1878; Building erected in 1881. Price of membership ticket to railway employees, $2.00. Contributing members, $5.00; Sustaining membership, $10.00.

The Association is for the benefit of railroad employees of all classes, and is partially supported by the various railroads passing through the city.

The privileges enjoyed by members, are bath room, reading room, entertainments, lectures, classes, gospel meetings, cottage prayer meetings; attention from the General Secretary and others, to sick and injured men. The building contains a fine parlor, meeting hall, reading room, library, barber shop, etc. And is equipped with portable furniture, organ and piano, and also has an emergency hospital equipment for the relief of injured men.


Organized Nov. 23, 1886. Rooms No. 260 Baldwin street. Open from 9 am until 2 pm. And from 3 pm. Until 9 pm. Full membership fee $2.00. A $1.00 ticket secures admission and includes all educational classes except German and gymnastics. The President of the Association is Mrs. J. H. Bates; 1st Vice-President, Miss Alice Bogardus; 2nd Vice-President, Mrs. H. E. Benedict; Treasurer, Miss Belle Morgan; General Secretary, Miss Tillie E. Warring; Recording Secretary, Miss Roxina L. Davis; Instructor in Gymnastics, Miss Annetta Wilbor. The Board of Managers are composed of two members from each Evangelical church in the city. The organization now numbers about two hundred members.


Parlors 203 East Gray street. President, Miss Gertrude Elmendorf; Vice-President, Miss Ada E. Georgia; 2nd Vice-President, Miss Edith Gibbs; 3rd Vice-President, Miss Cora Browne; Secretary, Miss Nellie Ritchie; Assistant Secretary, Miss Carrie Griswold; Treasurer, Miss Jane Tanner; Assistant Treasurer, Mrs. Jennie Griswold; Council: Mrs. T. W. Crane, Mrs. Adele Gleason, M.D., Mrs. G. H. McKnight, Mrs. W.W. Fish, Mrs. F. E. Fitch, Mrs. A. S. Satterlee, Mrs. J. Stewart Hill, Mrs. C. F. Wheadon, Mrs. Wm. P. Tutnbull, Mrs. L. L. Woodward.


UNION LODGE, NO 95, F. & A. M.

John T. Monroe, Master; E. R. Ferguson, S.W.; J. K. Maus, J. W.; G. D. Parsons, Treasurer; J. C. Cartledge, Secretary; John Levy, S.D.; Abraham Harris, J. D.; G. H. Kelly and Lewis Shoemman, M. of C.; Dewitt C. Brown, Tiler; Organist, Edwin E. Grady. Regular communications first and third Tuesdays in each month.

IVY LODGE, NO. 397, F.& A.M.

N. A. Miller, Master; F.E. Doolittle, S.W.; R. B. Pratt, M.D., J.W.; F. M. Blossom, Treasurer; M. P. White, Secretary; J. V. Kidder, S. D.; C. F. Hurlburt, J. D.; M. A. Ruger, Byron Wolverton, M. of C.; Dewitt C. Brown, Tiler; John Stobo, Organist; H. D. Rymer, Marshall. Regular communications first and third Thursdays in each month.


M. E. George H. Kelly, High Priest; Henry Simpson, King; W. F. Squire, Seribe; C.L. Hart, Treasurer; W. L. Hylen, Secretary; Abbott Barber, C. of H.; J. C. Cartledge, P.S.; John H. Holmes, R.A.C.; Benjamin Andrews, M. 3d Veil; M. A. Ruger, 2d Veil; Dr. H. De V. Pratt, Jr., 1st Veil; D. C. Brown, Tiler. Regular convocation second and fourth Wednesdays of each month.


Th. Ill. Conrad Whenes, Master; S.D. Wadhams, D. M.; J. A. Baty, P.C. of W.; G. D. Parsons, Treasurer; W. A. Kingsbury, Recorder; D.C. Brown, C. of G.; C. B. Chase, C. of C.; E. O. Beers, Marshall; W. L. Hylen, Steward; R. B. Van Gorder, Sentinel. Regular Assemblies third Mondays of each month.


Sutherland Dewitt, Commander; Lorenzo Howes, Generalisimo; John M. Hinkle, Captain General; F. E. Cleveland, Prelate; Charles L. Hart, Treasurer; W. A. Kingsbury, Recorder; H. B. Rymer, Sen. Warden; Charles H. Knipp, Jun. Warden: Wm. F. Squires, Standard Bearer; O. C. Woolf, Sword Bearer, J. K. Wise, Warden; D.C. Brown, Sentiel; H. De V. Pratt, Jr. 1st Guard; N. L. Browen, 2nd Guard; M. A. Ruger, 3d Guard; John D. Williams, Armorer. Regular conclaves first and third Fridays of each month.


Incorporated under the laws of the State of New York. Officers: John D. Williams, President: Hon. H. H. Rockwell, Vice-President; G. D. Parsons, Treasurer; E. O. Beers, Secretary; J. H. Price, M. D., Medical Director. Office, Masonic Temple.

MT. NEBO LODGE, NO. 41, F. & A. M.

H. N. Greene, W. M. ; A. Shorter Blanford, S. W.; Wm. H. Condal, Jr., J. W.; Wm. Sykes, Treasurer; W. Stewart, Secretary. Regular communications second and fourth Monday evenings in each month, at 657 Dickinson street.


H. H. Ferguson, D. D. G. P.; William H. Pound, D. D. G. M ; of Chemung county.

Canton, Queen City, No. 10 P. M. , meets every Friday evening at Odd Fellows Temple, West Water street. W. H. Van Buren, Clerk; Adam Stampp, Accountant.

Newtown Lodge. No. 89, meets every Monday evening at Odd Fellows’ Temple. H. H. Ferguson, Permanent Secretary; Wm. H. Van Buren, Corresponding Secretary; Kames McCann, Treasurer.

Queen City Lodge, No. 592, I. O. O. F., meets every Wednesday evening at 504 Erie street, John McNaney, Treasurer; C. E. Gascoine, Secretary.

Donau Lodge, No. 363, meets every Wednesday evening at Odd Fellows’ Temple. William Hoffman, Secretary; Jacob Diehl, Treasurer.

Southern Tier Lodge, No. 344, meets every Tuesday evening at Odd Fellows’ Temple. Thomas M. Losie, Treasurer: M. D. Brunner, recording Secretary; J. S. Allen, Permanent Secretary.

Chemung Encampment, No. 18, meets the first and third Friday evenings of each month. James McCann, Treasurer; William H. Van Buren, Scribe.

Board of Temple Trustees, I. O. O. F., meets third Thursday evening of each month at the Temple, 105 to 111 West Water street. William H. Pound, President.


C. H. Ritchie, J. Diamond, D. D. G. D. , of Chemung county.

Empire Lodge, No. 53, E. N. Gibbs, R.; meets first, third and fifth Monday evenings in each month, at Knights of Honor Temple, 114 Lake street.

Anchor Lodge, No. 120, Knights and Ladies of Honor, meets first and third Thursdays of each month in Old Odd Fellows’ Temple parlors, 107 West Water street.

Ivy Lodge, No. 766, Knights and Ladies of Honor, meets at Knights of Honor Temple.

Elmira Lodge, No.1,677, Morris Tuch, R.; meets the first and third Thursdays in Knights of Honor Hall, 114 Lake street. G. V. R. Merrill, Medical examiner.

Southport Lodge, No. 1974, L. Updyke, R.; meets the second and fourth Mondays in each month at No. 122 South Main street.



Southern Tier Star Tent, No. 50 I. O. of R. in N. A., meets every Thursday evening at Good Templar’s Hall.


Chemung County Lodge, No. 34, meets quarterly throughout the county. Olive Lodge, No. 127, meets every Tuesday evening at No. 1058 Walnut street.

Evergreen Lodge meets every Monday evening at hall on Hall street.

Joy Lodge, No. 149, meets every Tuesday evening in Good Templars Hall.


Conongue Council, No. 39, O. U. F., meets every Saturday evening in Red Men’s Hall 166 Lake street. H. A. Smith, Chief Counselor; C. F. Thompson, P. C. C.

Queen City Council, No. 106, meets second and fourth Thursday nights of each month at G. A. R. Hall. F. A. Stotenbur, Recorder and Financier; Charles Spaulding, Chief Counselor; Morris Tuch, Vice Counselor; Dr. F. W. Ross, Medical Examiner.


The Ancient Order of United Workmen, A. O. U. W. ,is a corporate Insurance fraternity, having for its object the relief of members in need and giving to their families at their death in sum in the nature of a life insurance payment of $2,000 in each case, without delay, deduction or litigation. Grand Lodges are established in the different states, subject to the authority of the Supreme Lodge.

Unity Lodge, No. 65. A. O.U.W., meets second and fourth Tuesday evenings of each month at Red Men’s Hall. C. A. Secor, Recorder.

Elmira Lodge, No. 150, A. O. U. W., meets the first, third and fifth Tuesday evening in each month, in Arcanum Hall, 120 Lake street. William Wilferth, Recorder.

Wilferth Lodge, No. 276 A. O. U. W., meets every Thursday evening in Odd Fellows’ Temple. Samuel H. Wagner, Recorder.


President, Hon. S. Dexter; Vice-President, W. N. Eastabrook; Treasurer, G. D. Parsons; Secretary, J. N. Ward. Monthly meetings will be held on the fourth Monday evening of each month, at J. B. Coykendall’s Insurance Office, corner Baldwin and Carroll streets. Board of Directors: Dr. G. V. R. Merrill, William H. Peters, John D. Williams, Joseph H. Barney, Horance C. French, Clay W. Holmes, John E. Dohoney, Walter V. Calkins, F. E. Doolittle.

Elmira’s Co-operative Savings and Loan Association. President, W. N. Eastaabrook; Vice-President, Clay W. Holmes; Treasurer, G.W. Shoemaker; Secretary, H. M. Clarke. Monthly meetings held on the second Monday evening of each month at J. B. Coykendall’s Insurance Office, corner Baldwin and Carroll streets. Board of Directors: Wm. T. Herny, Geo. H. Spring, Theron A. Wales, Arthur S. Fitch, Elias J. Beardsley, Otis Dockstader, Isaiah B. Coleman, H. Marvin Wells, Nelson A. Miller.

Wayne Building, Loan And Accumulating Fund Association of Palmyra, N. Y. Local Office, 202 East Water street. Ira Wells, Local Secretary.


The Royal Arcanum is a secret benevolent fraternity, organized at Boston, Mass., June 23, 1877, where the office of the Supreme Secretary is now located. One of its objects is the payment of a benefit of $3,000 on the death of a full rate and $1,500 at the death of a half-rate member. There are three councils in Elmira, the membership being about 250 and each body has a healthy growth.

Chemung Council, No. 208, R. A. , meets the second and fourth Tuesday evenings of each month at Arcanum Hall, 120 Lake street. H. W. Arnold, Regent: C. A. Georgia, Secretary; J. B. Beman, Treasurer.

Elmira Council, No. 384, R. A. , meets the second Tuesday evenings of each month at Arcanum Hall, 120 Lake street. George Randall, Regent; James E. Bayne, Secretary; H. C. Howland, Treasurer.

Southern Tier Council, No. 585, R. A. , meets the second Tuesday evening of each month at Railway Y. M. C. A. Hall, corner Railroad avenue and Church streets. Edson Wing, Regent; A. F. Keicher, Secretary; George Alvoid, Treasurer. Members of the order are always welcome at any of the above council meetings.


Dauntless Lodge, No. 81, meets every Wednesday evening at No. 166 Lake street. W. L. Holbert, K. of R. S.

Munson Division, No. 17, Uniform Rank, K. of P., meets second Wednesday in each month at 166 Lake street. S. H. Dewitt, Sir Knight Commander; George S. Marx, Sir Kt. Recorder.


Massasoit Tribe, No. 14, meets at 166 Lake street every Monday evening. T. J. Murphy, C. of R.

Wetamoe Tribe, No. 47, meets at 114 Lake street every Tuesday evening. F.C.Hayes, C. of R.

Tomoka Tribe, No. 128 meets at 114 Lake street every Friday evening. C. F. Camp,C. of R.

Metacomet Tribe, No, 167, meet at McNany Hall, Erie avenue, every Thursday evening. R. Shays, C. of R.

Beaver League, No. 2 meets at 166 Lake street on the second , fourth and fifth Thursday evening of each month. Charles Snyder, Recorder.


Meets in the Opera House Building, Lake street, every Wednesday evening. Bernhard Joggerst, Secretary.


Meets Saturday at 7:30 o’clock p.m. at their hall, Hoffman street, near West Hill Road. John McCann, President; C. Compton, Vice-President; M. B. Heller, Secretary:; O. M. Wixon, Treasurer.

Chemung County Agricultural Society. Ulysses Breese, President, Horseheads; E. J. Young, Treasurer; George McCann, Secretary.


George M. Robinson, Secretary; D. C. Robinson, Treasurer; George Brand, General Superintendent. Offices in the Robinson Building, Lake street.


The Medical Society of the County of Chemung meets quarterly. President, Dr. H. D. Wey; Vice-President, Dr. C. W. Brown; Secretary, Dr. J. Moroney; Treasurer, Dr. C. L. Squire.

Elmira Academy of Medicine, organized June 29, 1852, meets on the first Wednesday of each month at its rooms, Stancliff Hall, corner Baldwin and Carroll streets, officers elected every year, number of members 50. Officers for the present year: President, Dr. H. De V. Pratt; Secretary, Dr. R.B. Pratt. This society presents a grand array of medical talent, and ranks among the first organizations of its kind in the state.


Mrs. O. C. Dounce, President; Mrs. H.W. Vinton, Vice-President; Mrs. A. A. Dounce, Corresponding Secretary. Meets every Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock at R.Y.M.A. parlors, Railroad avenue.


Branch No.8, Catholic Knights of America. J. Bergan, President; W. Sullivan, Recording Secretary. Meets first and third Wednesdays of each month at 108 East Water street.

Branch No. 91, Catholic Knights of America. J. Schumacher, Presidnet; John Braun, Secretary. Meets the second and fourth Sundays of each month at German Catholic School House, Benjamin street.

Aaron Lodge, No. 29 K.S.B., meets every other Sunday at G.A.R. Hall. Joseph Wittenberg, Secretary.

Elmira Saengerbund, meets every Tuesday evening on Madison avenue near Third street. F. Hager, Leader; A. Hornoff, President; F. Haase, Treasurer; Chas. Gergen, Secretary.

Monumental Commandery, No. 82, United Order of Golden Cross. W. M. Wood, Noble Commander; Arthur C. Alger, Keeper of Records; James H. Dumars, Financial Keeper of Records. Meets at R. Y. M. C. A. Parlors, second Tuesday in each month.

Chemung Valley Grange, No.57, Patrons of Husbandry. Meets at Farmers’ Club Hall, Hoffman street, every Thursday evening in each month. M. H. Thurston, Master; J.R. Vincent, Secretary; James McCann, Treasurer.

Chemung County Pomona Grange meets monthly, second Saturday at 11 a.m. at Farmers’ Club Hall, Hoffman street, near limits. LeGrand Carr, Master; Nillie Parmenter, Secretary; James McCann, Treasurer.

Division No.1, Ancient Order of Hibernians, organized May 5, 1875. Meets second and fourth Sundays of each month at Knights of Honor Hall. John Maloney, Recording Secretary.

German Library Association. Jim Young, President; L. Holzheimer, Secretary; Gottlieb Hummell, Treasurer; John Sinjer, Librarian.

Catholic Mutual Beneficial Association, Branch 61. Meets in St. Mary’s School House, Fulton street, every other Tuesday in each month. John Wickham, Recording Secretary.

Century Club. Meeting of directors every Friday evening. Club rooms open every evening of the week except Sunday, in Robinson Building. E. F. Babcock, President; I. D. Booth, Vice-President; Parley Coburn, Secretary and Treasurer.

Elmira Local Circle of the Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle. President, Prof. J. R. Monks; Vice-President, H. S. Patterson; Secretary and Treasurer, M. Y. Smith.

Sisterhood Branch, 516, Order of the Iron Hall. Meets first and third Mondays at Parlor R.Y.M.C.A. Chief Justice, Eliza Friend; Accountant, Mrs. Elizabeth M. Coke; Cashier, Mrs. Ella L. Morse.

Anchor Lodge, K. and L. of H., No. 120. Meets second and fourth Thursdays at Parlors of Odd Fellows’ Temple.

Protector, K. and L. of H. Protector, Thomas M. Losie, Financial Secretary; Mrs. Elizabeth M. Coke, Secretary; Mrs. Almira Derby, Treasurer; G. V. R. Merrill, M.D., Medical Examiner.

Empire State Lodge, No. 199, I.O.B.B. Meets at G.A.R. Rooms, every other Sunday evening. Albert Samuel, Secretary.

Catholic Mutual Beneficial Association, Branch 51. Meets 312 Carroll street, first and third Friday evenings in each month. Lawrence Murray, President.

Elmira Christadelphian Ecclesia. Meets at 209 Orchard street, every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. A. Hall, Presiding Elder; J. F. Sykes, Sr. Secretary.

Home Circle, No.81. Meets first and third Tuesdays of each month at 467 W. Second street. Conrad Wehnes, Leader; Elizabeth M. Coke, Secretary.

Elmira Council, No.12, Knights of Columbia. Meets at 120 Lake street, second and fourth Thursday evenings of each month.

Fidelity Lodge, K. and L. of H. Meets at G. A. R. Hall second and fourth Wednesday evenings of each month.

Elmira Lodge K. and L. of H. Meets second and fourth Monday evenings of each month in Knights of Honor Hall, 112 Lake street.

Union Lodge K. and L. of H. Meets first and third Thursday evenings of each month at 120 S. Main street..

Kismet Lodge, K. ad L. of H. Meets first and third Friday evenings of each month at Odd Fellows’ Temple.

Irish National League. Meets first and third Sundays of each month at Knights of Tara Hall. John B. Sullivan, Secretary.

Local Branch, No.11, Order of Iron Hall. Meets every second week at 203 East Church street. Wat Park, Accountant; H. J. Campbell, Chief Justice.

Knights of Tara. Meets last Friday of each month at Lake street, cor. Carroll, second floor. Chris. W. Biggs, President.

Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen, Liberty Lodge, No. 242. Meets first and third Sundays of each month at 2 p.m. at 164 Lake street.

Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers. Meets first and third Sundays in each month in I. O. O. F. Temple, 105-111 West Water street. G. H. Morgan, Secretary.

Elmira Boat Club. Dr. Lewis D. Parkhurst, President; A. C. Boynton, Secretary.

Elmira Division, No.9 O.R.C. Meets second and fourth Sundays in each month in Odd Fellows’ Temple, West Water street. M. C. Slattery, Secretary.

Elmira Microscopical Society. J.R. Joslyn, President; Robert A. Hall, Secretary. Regular meetings second Tuesday in every month at the Elmira Observatory, from October to June inclusive at 7:30p.m.

St. John’s (German) Catholic Benevolent Society. Joseph Friedman, Secretary; S. Blyly, Treasurer. Meets first Sunday afternoon in each month at School House, Benjamin street.

Patriotic Order Sons of America. G. B. Preston, President; E. G. Camp, Secretary. Meets each Wednesday evening in Knights of Honor Hall, 114 Lake street.

Order of Tonti. C. A. Bassett, President; E.G. Crowell, Secretary Meets at 120 Lake street every Thursday evening.

Sexennial League, Park Lodge, No.59. Meets on the first and third Tuesday evenings of each month at R.Y.M.C.A. Hall, corner Church street and Railroad avenue. Jas. P Blades, President; A. S. Rippier, Secretary; C. J. Howe, Treasurer; S. F. Stagg, Medical Examiner.

Elmira Mechanics Society. Instituted January 1834, capital $265,000; business office 317 East Water street. Meets third Wednesday in January annually. J. E. Larkin, Treasurer.

Lawn Tennis. The grounds are on Hoffman street near West Clinton street. President, Wm. B. Dickinson; Treasurer, Harry R. Loring.

Southern Tier Rifle Association. Meets first Friday in December at Armory. T. A. Brown, Secretary.


The Elmira Illuminating Co., 216-222 Railroad avenue, Ph. Fred Kobbe, President; F. A. Cheney, Secretary, Treasurer and General Manager.


Elmira Gas and Illuminating Co.; office, Chemung Canal Bank Building. Incorporated, 1886; capitol, $150,000. C. J. Langdon, President; Platt V. Bryan, Secretary; M. H. Arnot, Treasurer.


Elmira and Horseheads Railway, 720 Lake street. D. C. robinson, President; C. H. Baldwin, Treasurer and General Manager.


Water Cure. Drs. Gleason & Co., 1019 East avenue.

Chemung Valley Medical and Surgical Institute. College avenue corner Reformatory.

Elmira Medical and Surgical Institute, 111 and 113 West Hudson street. Drs. Annabel & Williamson Proprietors.

Queen City Medical and surgical Sanitarium, 1219 Lake street. Drs. Westlake & Hedden, Proprietors.


Elmira Water Works Co. Office 212 East Water street; organized April 1869. President, G. M. Diven; Secretary and Treasurer, John M. Diven. Capital, $200,000.


Elmira Daily and Weekly Advertiser, published by the Elmira Advertiser Association. Advertiser building, East Market street. Newton P. Fassett, President; Clay W. Holmes, Business Manager and Treasurer. Daily $6.00, 50cts. Per month; Weekly $1.00.

Elmira Daily and Weekly Gazette and Free Press. Daily published every afternoon at 4 o’clock, by the Gazette Company, Nos. 104 and 106 Lake street. Served to the city subscribers for 50 cts. Per month or $6 per annum; Weekly published every Thursday; terms $1.50 per year, or $1.00 if paid in advance.

Elmira Evening Star, a penny paper, published by Copeland & Woolford, Nicks street;$3.60 per year to out-of-town subscribers; city subscribers served by newsboys direct.

Telegram (The Sunday), published every Sunday by the Telegram Company, East Market street corner Exchange place; price $1.50 per annum.

The Husbandman, published by E. G. Fowler and J. J. Dillon, Elmira Farmers’ Club Hall, Hoffman street near limits.

Echoes, published every Saturday, by J. B. Wentworth, at 125 West Water street.


The incorporation papers for the Association of the Home for Aged Men and Women in the city of Elmira, Chemung county, N.Y., were executed April 14, 1874; completed by Judge Balcom’s signature and filed in the clerk’s office June 14, 1874, recorded June 18, 1874. The association having received a deed from Dr. E. Eldridge and wife of four acres of ground, located in Eldridge Park, erected a suitable building fronting Grand Central avenue above Warren, to accommodate a large number of aged men and women. The work is conducted by a most energetic, earnest association of ladies, who have received large subscriptions from the public.. The corporate name of this association is" Home for the Aged". The directresses or officers who are to manage the affairs of this association are; Mrs. G. H. Hoffman, President; Mrs. N. Spencer Thomas, Vice-President; Miss Laurs Stephenson, Secretary; Mrs. C. Preswick, Treasurer. Entrance fee $200.


East Church, corner Madison avenue. President, Mrs. George H. McKnight; Vice-President, Mrs. John Diven; Secretary, Miss Ella Birdsall; Corresponding Secretary, Mrs. N. C. Rogers. The object of this institution is to take care of and instruct poor children. It is supported by voluntary contributions.


Franklin corner Fulton. Incorporated 1864 as the Ladies’ Relief Association. In 1867 name changed Southern Tier Orphans’ Home. Mrs. Fredric Hall, President; Mrs. D. O. rice, First Vice-President; Mrs. L. A. Armitage, Recording Secretary; Miss F. B. Meade, Corresponding Secretary.


Catholic, Intersection of South Broadway and Franklin street

Jewish, Intersection of South Broadway and Franklin street

Second Street, north side Second between College avenue and Columbia street

Woodlawn, northwestern corner of the city. Entrances: Davis street and northern terminus of Walnut. Charles Abbott, Sexton.


(See Sanitariums)

Arnot-Ogden Memorial, roe avenue. President, Francis Hall; Vice-President, Charles J. Langdon; Treasurer, James B. Rathbun; Secretary, Casper S. Decker. Visitors received Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m.

City Hospital, adjoining Court House. Its object is to receive sick or wounded persons at any time. Sick persons are received on recommendation of the Mayor and Overseer of the Poor. John Reidy, Keeper.


City Morgue, adjoining City Hospital.


City Ordinance

Chapter 6

Section 9—Cartmen shall be allowed fees and charges for their services at and after the following rates: no more, viz.:

For any truck or other article, thing or things, weighing less than 200 pounds (except for carrying such articles as a higher price is hereinafter allowed to be charged for), 25 cents.

To any load to or from the depot, weighing over 200 and not over 1,800 pounds, 35 cents.

For carrying stoves or other hardware, weighing over 200 pounds, anywhere, 40 cents. Under 200 pounds, 25 cents.

For a load of salt from any salt house or other place on or near the canal, 50 cents.

For moving household furniture, per load, 60 cents.

For carrying brick, stone, lime, sand, mortar, timber or lumber, 50 cents.

For carrying a load of wood, 35 cents.

For moving property of circuses, theaters, and shows of all descriptions, per load, 75 cents.

The following fees and charges shall be allowed to the driver of a baggage or city express wagon.

For carrying any trunk or box, or any single article of baggage or goods, from any place in the said city, not weighing over 200 pounds, 25 cents.

For any additional trunk or box, or any other single article or baggage or goods, 10 cents

But no cartman or other driver shall be required to go beyond the city limits under the charges aforesaid.

If any cartmen, or driver, or owner of any cart, wagon, or other vehicle, used as herein provided, shall demand or receive any other or greater compensation for the services herein specified than is herein provided, the owner of such cart, wagon or vehicle shall forfeit and pay a penalty of three dollars for each offense.

Section 10—It shall be the duty of every cartman, or driver of any cart, wagon or vehicle used as hereinbefore mentioned, when applied to any person whatever, while standing waiting for employment, and upon being paid or tendered the compensation allowed him in the ordinance for the service required, to go to any part of the city, and to carry any load, if not more than one thousand weight, which such person shall require to be carried and transported by such cartman or driver, under a penalty of three dollars for such refusal.

Section 11—Any license granted under this ordinance may at any time be revoked by the Mayor for any violation of the provisions of this ordinance, such revocation to be reduced to writing and filed with the City Clerk, and reported to the Common Council at its next meeting, a copy shall be served on the party licensed. After such revocation said license shall be of no further force and effect.

Section 12—Every such cartman or driver shall keep, and immediately produce when called for, a certified copy, made by the City Clerk, of Section 9 of the ordinance, under a penalty of one dollar for each offense.


City Ordinance

Chapter 7

Section 8—The prices or rates of fare to be taken or paid to the owners or drivers of hackney coaches, cabs or carriages, shall be as follows, to wit:

For carrying one passenger from one place in the city to another, 50 cents.

For each additional passenger from or accompanied by one or more persons from the same family or place, 25 cents.

For children not under sin or over twelve years of age, if accompanied by an adult, 15 cents.

If under that age and accompanied by an adult, no charge.

For driving by the hour, for a carriage load or less number, within the city limits, $1.50.

For every hour over one $1.00.

For attending funeral at Woodlawn or SS. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery, $3.00.

For attending funeral; at Second Street Cemetery, $2.00.

For carrying from evening parties, that is, public balls and family parties, $2 for carriage load or less.

For early morning calls, for carriage load or less, from 12 o’clock at night until sunrise, $2.

One passenger to and from the Water Cure, $1.

And every additional passenger, 50 cents.

Section 9—No owner or driver of any hackney coach, cab or carriage, in the city of Elmira, shall ask, demand or receive any larger sum than he or they may be entitled to receive, as aforesaid, under the penalty of five dollars for every such offense, to be sued for and recovered from the owner or owners, or the driver or such coaches, cabs or carriages, severally.

And no such owner or driver shall demand or receive from any such person or passenger any extra compensation, or any sum whatever, for carrying or transporting any such person or passenger in or upon such hackney coach, cab or carriage, and ordinary baggage or luggage belonging to any such person or passenger, to and from any place in the city, under the penalty of two dollars.

Section 10—The number of the license of every hackney coach, cab or carriage shall be painted in legible characters on the outside thereof, or on the lamps; and Sections 8 and 9 of this ordinance, with the name of the owner of said cab, coach or carriage, shall be framed and hung up in some conspicuous place in the inside of said coach, cab or carriage, under the penalty of five dollars for each offence, to be sued for and recovered from the owner or driver of said hackney coach, cab or carriage, severally.

For each driver of a hackey coach, cab or carriage, licensed as hereinbefore provided, shall wear in some conspicuous place on his hat or cap, painted or printed in a plain, legible manner, the word "Hackman", together with the number of his coach, cab or carriage, on each side thereof, in figures, the letters to be not less than one-half inch in length, under a penalty of two dollars for each offence, to be sued for and recovered in the manner provided.



All that part of the city of Elmira bounded on the north by the center of Church street, on the east by the center of State street, on the south by the center of the Chemung river, and on the west by the city line.


All that part of the city of Elmira bounded on the north by the city line, on the east by the center of State street and Elmira, Cortland and Northern railroad, on the south by the center of Church street, and on the west by the center of College avenue.


All that part of the city of Elmira bounded on the north by the center of East Fifth street and the same line continued to city line, and on the east by city line, on the south by the center of Church street, and on the west by the center of State street.


All that part of the city of Elmira bounded on the north by the center of Church street, on the east by the city line, on the south by the center of the Chemung river, and on the west by the center of State street.


All that part of the city of Elmira lying south of the center of the Chemung river.


All that part of the city of Elmira bounded on the north by the city line, on the east by the center of College avenue, on the south by the center of Church street, and on the west by the city line.


All that part of the city of Elmira bounded on the north by the city line, on the east by the city line, and on the south by the center line of East Fifth street and the same line continued to the city line, and on the west by the Elmira, Cortland and Northern railroad.