Rochester Daily Democrat
June 4, 1870
INDECENT EXPOSURE - George Knight was arrested yesterday for very disgraceful
conducted, exposing his person in the public street. He was examined, and fined
BATTALION OF VETERAN COMPANIES FORMED.
Last evening a battalion was formed out of the Old
Thirteenth, Hancock Guards and Meagher Zouaves. The following officers were
elected: Lieutenant Colonel, F. A. Schoeffel; Major, Theron E. Parsons;
Adjutant, C. S. Benjamin; Sergeant Major, Edwin B. Beck.
The formation of a battalion had been for some time
contemplated by these veteran organizations. The carrying out of this plan will
place these companies on a mere permanent basis. The officers chosen are men
worthy to be put at the head of such a battalion. The veteran's companies thus
united will possess a more vigorous existence, and commanded as they are, will
occupy the position to which their past services and the high character of the
members entitle them.
Fire. - This morning about 2 o clock an alarm of fire was sounded from Box 27 by
policeman Crowley. The Department turned out, but only Steamer 4 went to the
locality of the fire, which was on Genesee street. A barn on the estate of Wm.
Brown was burned. Loss.$300; no insurance.
ORGAN CONCERT. - On Tuesday evening next, Mr. Herve D. Wilkins will give the
sixth and concluding concert of his admirable Organ series at Plymouth Church.
He will on this occasion be assisted by the brilliant vocalist, Miss Mathilde
Toedt, and the eminent violinist, Henri Appy, Mr. E. H. Scrantom and others.
Tickets for the concert, which deserves the presence of all people of musical
culture, will be on sale at the bookstores.
BOATING. - At a meeting of the Genesee River Rowing Association last evening,
Mr. H. H. Edgerton was elected Commodore, and Capt. J. H. Wilson President. E.
H. C. Griffin Secretary, and W. R. Oatley, Treasurer. The Commodore appointed
Tuesday evening of each week for parade and drill preparatory for a turn out on
the Fourth of July.
POLICE COURT - BRYAN P. J. - June 3.
Mary Jane Dailey - drunk. Fined $10 or 60 days.
Tom O Maley - drunk. Required bail for good behavior.
Elizabeth Riley - drunk. Discharged.
Mathew Cramer - drunk. Fined $5 or 30 days.
C. M. Atwood - disorderly. Discharged.
Alice Dewin - disorderly. Discharged.
Wm. Cole - drunk. Fined $5 or 30 days.
Nine warrants issued for nuisances during the day.
OLIVER - In this city, June 2d, 1870, Martha, youngest
daughter of William and Jeanie Oliver, aged 1 year and 9 months.
Funeral from the residence of the parents, No.22 University
avenue, this (Saturday) afternoon, at 2 o'clock. RH
Rochester, Monroe, NY
Union & Advertiser
June 14, 1870
MEETING OF PIONEERS
The annual meeting of the Pioneers of Western New York is taking place at the County Court room to-day. This is
the regular reunion of the men and women who located in this vicinity in early days, and contributed more or less
to clear the wilderness. To entitle a person to membership he must have resided her prior to 1825. When the Society
was formed the year 1818 was the limit. It was subsequently changed to 1820, and then to 1825. Unless a later date
is shortly fixed there will be few left, so steadily is time making inroads upon the ranks of the Pioneers.
The drum beat and the shrill whistle of the rife were heard for half an hour this morning before any considerable
number of the veterans appeared.
The meeting was called to order by the President, Dr. Jonah BROWN, who congratulated the few who were assembled
on this the 23d annual meeting, upon being spared to meet on this occasion.
The Pioneers then rose and sang
Why do we mourn departing friends.
Rev. Dr. A. G. HALL, the Pioneer clergyman, was in the desk, but the opening prayer was made by Rev. Mr. PIERPONT,
a former resident of Rochester and a retired clergyman, who delivered a fervent and impressive appeal to the Throne
of Grace on behalf of the surviving Pioneers.
L. B. LANGWORTHY, Esq., read for the Secretary, Col. NEWTON, who was present, a report of the Treasurer, minutes,
&c. A balance of sixteen dollars was reported in the Treasury.
The Secretary reported the following list of Pioneers deceased since the last annual meeting.
Harvey MONTGOMERY, at Detroit, Aug. 12, aged 80 years.
Frederick STARR, Rochester, Nov. 27th aged 70 years.
Enos POMEROY, at Palmyra, Feb. 4th, aged 78 years.
Samuel BENTON, at Rochester, Feb. 25th, aged 81 years.
John E. PATTERSON, at Parma, March 18th, aged 70 years.
Mrs. Martha BOWEN, at Brighton, March 24th, aged 75 years.
Mrs. Martha NYE, at Pittsford, March 28th, aged 94.
Asa W. FANNING, at Rochester, May 25th, aged 78.
Elias AVERY, at Greece, June 13th, aged 74.
The Pioneers then sung:
"When I can read my title clear."
The considerable number signed and became members of the Society.
Edwin SCRANTOM, Esq., was then introduced by the President and delivered a very interesting address.
The Society will adjourn for dinner at 2 p.m.