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Otsego Herald

September 26, 2013



COMMENT: Both farces were popular at the time. “The Jew and the Doctor,” which first appeared in 1798 in London was by Thomas Dibdin (1771-1841), and was one of his first successes, “The Prize,” as its full title suggests, is a musical farce about a lottery ticket. The Albany Theater was opened in a brick building on Green Street on Jan. 18, 1813, despite a good deal of opposition on moral grounds. Admission was 75 and 50 cents. It didn’t do very well, and closed in 1818.

Shocking Accident.

On Sunday last, a Mr. Hill by trade a Blacksmith, went with his two sons, one 10 the other 16 years old, to bathe in the East river, near Stuyvesant’s woods. The younger son imprudently ventured into the water beyond his depth, and not knowing how to swim, was in the act of drowning, when the elder brother observing his situation instantly flew to his relief, and in endeavouring to save him, they got entangled in each other’s arms and sunk once or twice. Upon which the father, who was standing on the beach, with all his clothes on, plunged in after them, in the hope of being able to save his drowning children. But alas! notwithstanding he got hold of them, and struggled for some time to bring them to the shore, he at length became exhausted, and they all three sunk into a watery grave. – New York Evening Post.


On the 13th [September] Mrs. Stone, wife of Mr. Oran Stone, of Watertown...was drowned in Black River.... a paper stating that the cause of her procedure must be forever buried in oblivion [was] left on the bank of the river.


The requisition of Artillery from this county, left this village on Saturday evening last, under the command of Capt. LEVI ADAMS, of Milford.

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