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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

News of Pelham Manor and City Island Published on July 14, 1882

The Chronicle, a newspaper published in Mount Vernon, NY, periodically included news from the Town of Pelham (including City Island, at the time).  On July 14, 1882, the newspaper reported news of Pelham Manor and City Island.  There were a number of interesting reports regarding the Pelham Manor Depot on the Branch Line.  The news items are transcribed below in their entirety.


The telegraph office at Pelham Manor will be open hereafter daily (Sundays excepted) from 6 A.M. till 8.45 P.M.

Messrs. Cochran & Mulvey, the former the [sic] telegraph operator, have opened a grocery in the depot building.  The young men have put in a nice stock of selected groceries, and are deserving of liberal patronage.

A week ago last Sunday night, the ticket office at Pelham Manor and the residences of Mr. W. E. Barnett and Mrs. Graham were broken into.  From the ticket office 126 tickets were stolen, but a little cash and the baggage were not disturbed.  At Mr. Barnett's the articles taken were of a trifling character, and at Mrs. Graham's the thieves were caught while in the cellar.    They proved to be Edward and Joseph, two sons of James Morgan, of Pelham Manor.  The tickets have been recovered and the boys are to be sent to the Catholic Protectory.



A soiree was given at Flynn's pavilion on Wednesday evening last. 

Capt. Samuel Dayton has sold his sloop E. H. Dayton, to a gentleman of Staten Island for $1,800.

One of Benj. Barstow's children aged about two years died on Monday last of Cholera Infantum.  Three others of the family are seriously ill.

While hauling out the schooner Sam'l S. Thorpe on the large railways at Carll's on Monday afternoon, the chain broke.  The vessel was however held in place by a capstan.  The schooner Minnie Griffin is hauled out for overhauling.  The schooner W. H. Baily is expected at the yard for repairs."

Source:  Pelham Manor / City Island, The Chronicle, Jul. 14, 1882, p. ?, col. 4 (no page number is printed on the newspaper page).

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