Troy Daily Times
July 9, 1860

The following newspaper extract was submitted by Colleen Boose.

- The funeral of Mrs. G.W. CHAMBERLIN, who was suddenly stricken down last week, with paralysis, took place yesterday morning from the Universalist church. A large and sympathizing assemblage of friends of the deceased,--whose amiable qualities and womanly graces had endeared her to a large circle--was present on the solemn occasion. In the death of his estimable lady Mr. CHAMBERLIN has sustained an irreparable loss. A woman of unobtrusive worth and sterling character, rich in all those graces that make companionship attractive and endear the home circle, she faithfully performed the duties of her allotted sphere as a true wife and mother, and attached to herself the sympathy and love of all who knew her. Stricken down when apparently in the bloom of health, and suddenly removed from the scenes she had graced so well, she is mourned by friends who will weave about her memory the richest remembrances of virtue and womanly dignity. In his sad bereavement, Mr. CHAMBERLIN has the heartfelt sympathy of the community.
- Death Of A Former Trojan -- Major Edmund FRENCH, for some time a resident of Troy, and Superintendent of the Hudson River Railroad, died in Washington on Saturday, aged about 56 years. His disease was jaundice. Mr. FRENCH had lately been subjected to persecution for an alleged defalcation from one of the Departments at Washington in which he was employed, and his trial was to have begun the morning of his death. It was confidently believed by his friends that he would have established his innocence beyond a doubt. Major FRENCH was a graduate at West Point--the classmate and intimate friend of Hon. Jefferson DAVIS. He married a daughter of Elias PATTERSON, of Troy, and leaves many relatives here to lament his death. His son, a young man of exceeding promise, was killed a year or two since, while gunning in Minnesota, by his companion, who mistook him for game, and who fired with such precision as to kill him almost instantly. Young FRENCH only had time to write on the blank page of a Bible the circumstances of the accident, and to exculpate his friend from all blame.

In this city, July 8th, Cyrus G. WOOD, in the 83d year of his age. Friends are respectfully invited to attend his funeral tomorrow (Tuesday) afternoon at 1 o'clock from No. 37 Adams street.

- About 10 o'clock this morning, as a two story frame building was being raised on Tenth street, under the supervision of Mr. John ARCHIBALD, it fell in consequence of the slipping away of one of the screws. A timber fell upon the hip of Thomas BOLAND, which was severely crushed and it is feared broken. Mr. ARCHIBALD was also badly hurt in one of his wrists.
- On Saturday, a man named Patrick O'BRIAN, of Pine Valley, Chemung county, a hand employed on the canal boat "Lake Erie," was caught by a coil of rope forming part of the tow-line, while the boat was coming up from Albany to this city, and had his limb mangled in a shocking manner. He was brought on the boat as far as West Troy, and then taken in a carriage to the Marshall Infirmary, in this city, where the limb was amputated above the ankle.
- A boy named GILLIES, son of Donald GILLIES, aged about 10 years, was run over on Saturday evening by a double team, near the Headquarters Hotel, on Congress Hill. The boy's leg was broken and he was otherwise seriously injured. He was taken home, when medical aid was obtained. A child of the late (?) E. BATTERSHALL, (on Harrison Place) on Friday evening, got up in its sleep and walked out of an upper window and fell to the ground. Some of the child's bones are broken, and it is feared is fatally injured.
- Child Drowned In A Cistern--Mary LISTON, about two and a half years old, living with her father (its mother being dead) in Ohio street, West Troy, whilst at play in the yard, fell into the cistern unobserved and was drowned. The little one had probably been dead half an hour when discovered. Coroner WITBECK held an inquest. Verdict in accordance with the above facts.

POLICE COURT - - Justice PARMENTER, presiding:
- James KENNEDY, drunk, discharged on promise to go to work.
- George M. CLINTOCK, captain of a canal boat; drunk in the street. As his boat was ready to sail, the Justice discharged him.
- William COLLOPY, an old soaker, sent over for thirty days.
- Thomas MURRAY, arrested for disorderly conduct, but the proof showed Tom innocent, and he was let off.
- Thomas WHITE, arrested for having in his possession a watch and ring belonging to John KONIG. He proved that he came legally in possession of the property, and was discharged.

- Gold and Silver Coin. The Highest Price will be paid for Foreign Gold and Silver Coin, of every description, on application to: G. Parish OGDEN, Green's Building.
- Milk. William HENRY, No. 26 Division Street. Will have constantly on sale Pure Country Milk, received fresh every morning and evening and afforded at the market price.

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