Friday, February 29, 2008

February Party

Fulton Journal
February 27, 1875

A genuine good time was had by the Odd Fellows of this city and their invited brethren and friends on Monday evening, at Arfman's Hall, which made a fitting close to the observance of the anniversary of the birthday of the Father of his country. It was one of those parties that one takes pleasure in attending, and the recollection of which does not soon fade from the memory. The utmost sociability prevailed from the commencement to the hour for retiring, every one feeling that it was his or her duty to add something to enjoyment of the occasion. Dancing commenced at an early hour and was kept up with hearty zeal until 12 o'clock when Dr. Richey announced that supper was ready at Odd Fellows Hall, on River street, and it proved to be a most elegant and bountiful one. Returning, dancing was resumed and continued until--well, we don't know what hour, sufficiently long, however, to allow the boys to go home with the girls in the morning. The Abou Ben Adhem Lodge, No. 148, I.O.O.F., is increasingly rapidly in numbers, and has taken high rank as to strength and influence in this section of the West.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Dancing School

Fulton Journal
October 6, 1870

Prof. Fanning will open his Dancing school in Arfman's Hall, Fulton, on next Saturday.
The Prof. has a large school in Cordova and also in Albany. Ladies attending school, and children will have their lesson from 4 1/2 to 6 p.m; gentlemen from 7 1/2 to 10 1/2. He proposes keeping school all winter. Ball Room, Church, Street, Parlor, House and Table etiquette a speciality. Terms, twenty-five cents for lessons for ladies and children; gentlemen, fifty cents per lesson. Advance pay required for first and second lessons only. We like that way of doing business. Prof. Fanning is also a first class violinist.

Christmas 1915

Fulton Journal
December 21, 1915

Immediately after the dinner hour Christmas day, the Fultonian theater will be opened to the children and the show will be "The Fairy and the Waif." No admission will be charged, but each boy and girl will be asked to bring a potato or some other vegetable or little gift of fruit or candy, and after the show the things which the young folks bring will be given to needy families in the city.

1908 International Auto Race

Fulton Journal
March 3, 1908


American Flyer in Lead Passed Fulton
Saturday Noon--French and Italian
Cars Went Through Sunday

The first machine in the great New York to Paris auto race was seen in Fulton Saturday at twelve o'clock noon when the big American car, the Thomas flyer, in charge of Montague Roberts, passed through town. The big racing car was met east of town by the handsome Lamb auto from the Clinton garage which led the way into Iowa.
The Thomas car left Morrison at 11:15 and made the run to Fulton a distance of twelve miles in forty-five minutes. The flyer is a monstrous machine with a huge sixty-horse power engine, and thus far has demonstrated that it is capable of battling against the roads that it will encounter on its long journey.
Those who comprise the crew of the car are Montague Roberts, the driver; George Schueter, engineer; John J. Williams, a representative of the New York Times; Richard Hatch, a representative of the Thomas company.
Upon their arrival in Clinton the occupants of the car were give a reception at the Lafayette Inn and at 1:40 p.m. left for the west, remaining over night at Clarence, covering a distance that day of over 110 miles.
Sunday afternoon at 8:05 the French car, DeDion, with Emanuel Lescares as driver passed through Fulton led by a Clinton auto. Forty-five minutes later the Zust, the Italian car, driven by Sirtori went through town without a pilot. Each of these cars made only a stop of two or three minutes in Clinton when they departed for the west.