Rochester Daily Union
August 11, 1854
We regret to hear, (though not from the Advertiser,) that Major BUMPHREY, of the
Advertiser, has been quite ill of dysentery for several days. This morning he
was reported better, and we hope to hear of his early convalescence.
DEATH OF Mrs. JAMES C. CAMPBELL.- Just as we go to press, we hear of the death
of Mrs. CAMPBELL-an event that would not have taken her friends by surprise at
any time for several months past. She was a woman of most amiable and kindly
heart; and she leaves this world lamented by a large circle of friends, by whom
she was greatly beloved.
A gentleman residing in the eastern part of the city, engaged a hackman last
evening to convey him a short distance, and handed him a two dollar bill, from
which to take pay. The hackman pocketed the bill, remarking that "it was
all right," and refused to return any change. He was this morning brought
before the police magistrate, and fined five dollars for violating the ordinance
regulating the rates of fare. Served him right.
KILLED ON THE RAILROAD.-A German named John HELD, employed as a laborer on the
Central Railroad, was killed by the cars at the Goodman street crossing
yesterday afternoon, about one o'clock. His hat had blown from his head, and
lodged upon the track. While endeavoring to regain it, the cars, which were
approaching from the west, came upon him, killing him instantly. The deceased
was a single man, aged about 27 years. An inquest was held, and a verdict
rendered in accordance with the above facts. JAS