Rochester, Monroe, NY
Democrat & Chronicle
Jan. 1, 1870
WITHERSPOON - December 31st, Edward Harold, infant son of Edward and Jeanie T. WITHERSPOON.
-Funeral at the house on Sunday, January 2d, at half-past 8 p.m.
Rochester Daily Democrat
Jan. 1, 1870
James H. Kelly's Lamp Manufactory.
The Lamp Manufactory of James H. Kelly of this city is an establishment worth visiting. The proprietor is doing a very large business, and his manufactory receives many flattering notices. - We copy the following from a recent notice of the Lyons Republican: "We took advantage of a half-hour, in Rochester, on Saturday, to go over the extensive Lamp Manufactory of Mr. James H. Kelly, on Mill street. The time was well spent. It gave us a better idea than we could have obtained in any other way of the immense business Mr. Kelly is doing - not only in the manufactory of locomotive head-lights, (which are his specialty,) but of railroad and hand lanterns - as well as of the numerous and peculiar processes through which each article is put before it comes out ready for the market. - Mr. Kelly was just sending off the last of a large number of head-lights for locomotives on the new Pacific railroad - of which he has supplied a great number; and in another room one of his men was packing a great case of conductors lanterns for a western railroad. - Other workmen were making the wire frames which protect the globes of the lanterns from being broken, others were burnishing the reflectors for head-lights, others (to the number of twenty or more) were employed upon other work - all as busy as beavers; and off in a room by himself one man was cutting (or rather grinding - for it is done with emery-wheels and not with hand-tools or acids) the inscriptions upon the globes - the most curious process of all, and one requiring in its finer departments the most cultivated artistic taste as well as the utmost precision of eye and steadiness of hand. We made the acquaintance of Mr. Kelly himself; of course - the call would have been wofully incomplete without that; and we found him one of the most genial and agreeable of gentlemen, as well as one of the soundest and most levelheaded of business men. And altogether our visit to his manufactory was a very pleasant as well as a very instructive one.
Mr. Kelly has only within the past two years manufactured lanterns for the retail trade - confining himself before that to railroad work; but the new department has grown under his management to astonishing dimensions. During the past four months he tells us he has sold twenty-three hundred dozen - 27,600 - of these lanterns, besides doing a very large amount of railroad work; and if the business continues to increase as rapidly as it has done within the past year, he will be compelled to look for larger quarters. - Kelly's lanterns are beginning to be sold everywhere; and like Steinway's pianos and Hoe's presses, there is "no discount" on them. We don't write this because he asked us to - and he doesn't know we have any idea of doing it; but because we were interested in what we saw and heard, and thought it possible our readers might be interested in reading about it."
Coroner Harder was called yesterday afternoon to investigate the cause of death of a child of David Sheap, residing on St. Joseph street. - Physicians pronounced the cause of death lung difficulty, and no inquest was held.
NEW FIRM. - Coroner J. A. Harder has purchased an interest in the grocery and provision store, 151 Main street which will be conducted under the firm name of Jacobs & Harder. This concern will transact as heretofore a commission business, and will act as general produce dealers.
Coroner Harder's office will be at 151 Main street, his place of business.
EMBEZZLEMENT. - Last Friday the trusted agent of our worthy townsman, C. H. Marsh, by name Daniel Falen, was sent by him to the Traders National Bank, Rochester, to draw $1,500 on draft. He telegraphed back that he could not obtain the money, though at the time it had been drawn, and was feloniously in his possession.
This young man, though regarded with suspicion by some, having proven himself faithful in the discharge of important trusts committed to his keeping by Mr. M., was supposed by his unsuspecting employer incapable of betrayal. From the position of a boot black and porter at the Avon Cure, he had risen, under the patronage of Mr. M., to the position of clerk, but he could not stand prosperity, and by this rash act has made shipwreck of honor and character.
A miserable fugitive from justice, vigilant detectives are on his trail, stimulated by a reward of $500 for his apprehension, and the recovery of the money. Remorse will yet overtake him in default of human justice. He will bitterly think of the best friend whom he has so foully wronged; who ministered to his wants in sickness, and gave him a home, and employment when friendless, suspected and despised.
In the transaction of business, as a grain merchant, Mr. Marsh handles over half a million of dollars annually, and will be henceforth careful in whom he places confidence. On him falls only a portion of the loss, but the lesson taught him, though a severe one, will redound to his benefit. Wisdom learned by sad experience, is an inestimable treasure. [Avon Journal] RH
Rochester Daily Democrat
Jan. 18, 1870
ACCIDENT. - Yesterday morning about three o clock, at the Genesee Paper Mills, shortly after starting the machinery, an employee, named Frank Gesenhoff, while in the act of throwing a belt on to a pully, was caught upon the shaft by his clothing. He was carried around by the shaft twenty times or more, until the breaking of a gear stopped the machinery, when he was released by cutting away his garments. So far as could be ascertained yesterday he has escaped with the breakage of one or more ribs, the dislocation of an ankle, and severe bodily bruises. He does not appear to be internally injured. The fortunate breaking of the gear undoubtedly saved his life. He is a single man and has been in the employ of the Rochester Paper Company for two or three years. He was sober an industrious in his habits, and was highly regarded be his employers. Dr. Moore was called to attend him.
METHODIST CHURCH AT SCOTTSVILLE - DEDICATION. - On Thursday of this week the Methodist church at Scottsville will be dedicated. It is a neat and commodious edifice, and reflects credit upon the church and society, by whom it has been built. Rev. B. I. Ives, of Auburn, will preach the dedication sermon.
FIRE. - About 7 o clock last evening an alarm of fire was given, and the department responded to the call. It was ascertained that the alarm proceeded from a chimney which caught on fire in the house of Mr. Schute on Frances street. - No damage of any extent was done.
SWINDLING. - Saturday last a young man, apparently about twenty-two years of age, appeared at Dr. Cook's International Hotel, Mill street, and presented an order or request that the bearer, J. P. Clark, should receive board and lodging until Monday. The order purported to be signed by Frank Decker. The doctor accepted the order, and lodged the young stranger. Yesterday morning the young man presented a check for $15, accompanied with a written request, both purporting to be signed by Frank Decker, that Dr. Cook would cash the check. and he would redeem it during the day. Dr. C. cashed the check, and on presenting it to Decker found it was a forgery. The police last evening were looking for the young man, who called himself J. P. Clark. but were unable to find him.
On Saturday afternoon a fellow went into the clothing store of D. O. Grady, on State street, and bargained for a suit of clothes. He presented a check for $20 on time firm of Hamilton Bros. & Co., alleging that he had received it from them. Mr. O Grady said he would go with the purchaser to the store of Hamilton Bros. & Co., and first ascertain the genuineness of the check. The fellow accompanied him as far as the Arcade, when he suddenly bolted and disappeared in the crowd. Mr. O Grady, on Inquiry, found out that the check was bogus, and that the swindler had come that evening to the store and called for a blank check.
Rochester Daily Democrat
Jan. 19, 1870
ARRESTED FOR STEALING. - John Humphrey, a boy about seventeen years old, was arrested last evening, charged with stealing sheepskins from Mr. Simpson. The skins were sold to Mr. Holton, and were worth about $7. John Daily was arrested on the suspicion of being an accomplice. Humphrey has been in the House of Refuge three years.
POLICE COURT - BRYAN P. J. - Jan. 19. - Edward T. Boullin, a lawyer from Canada, who had just serve a term of imprisonment in the Penitentiary, was carted to the station drunk. He was charged $5 or 90 days.
John Smith - drunk. Discharged.
John Valentine, a boy - was arrested for stealing peanuts out of a girl's basket. Not disposed of.
Wm. Hughes was sent up 60 days as a vagrant.
Andrew Doo1an - drunk. Sent to jail.
Thomas Upson - abusing his wife. Sent up 90 days M. C. P.
Philip Crombe and August Schib - drunk Discharged.
STEDE - In this city, on the 16th inst., George A. Stede, in the 34th year of his age.
Funeral from his late residence, 14 Pitt street today, (Wednesday) at 2 P. M. Friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend.
HALLIGAN - At Scottsville, January 15th, Edward Halligan, aged 22 years.
TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY DOLLARS STOLEN.
On Monday evening a box containing $250, which was the wages of the employes in C. J. Hayden's chair factory, at the Lower Fa1ls, was stolen. Mr. Leavenworth, who has charge of the shop, carried the box to the factory, and after paying several of the men he laid it down and went up stairs on business. When he returned, in less than five minutes, the treasure was missing. The police were informed of the robbery, but have not yet succeeded in making any arrest. RH