Rochester Daily Democrat
May 12, 1870
BARRADAILE - In this city, April 10th, of Dropsy Catherine T. Barradaile, wife of Wm. M. Barradaile aged 26 years.
Funeral from her 1ate residence, corner of Pear and Alexander streets, this (Thursday) afternoon, at 2 o clock. Friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend.
GARRISON - In Clarkson, on the 4th inst., Harriet, wife of R. P. Garrison, aged 23 years.
- The sportsmen will have a practice shoot on the Fair grounds this forenoon.
- A number of trees on the premises of Mark Hefferan, 22 Caroline street, were girdled by come rascals Monday night.
- The employees in James Vick's seed establishment visited the Newport House yesterday for their annual picnic. We regret not being able to attend.
- Street Superintendent John Quin has deposited with the City Treasurer $500, which he has collected from the sale of dirt and rubbish from the streets.
- The Genesee Rowing Association will have a parade this evening at 7 o'clock. It is intended to have fire-works during the evening.
- A turn-table has been put in Lake avenue at its intersection with Phelps avenue by the Street Railroad Company, and the cars will hereafter be run on ten minutes' time instead of twenty minutes' time as heretofore.
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT - Judge N. K. Hall presiding.
The United States agt. 44,885 feet of lumber. Jury out.
The United States agt. Thomas McAnally - indicted for smuggling. Pleaded guilty. Sentenced to the Monroe County Penitentiary for 6 months, and to pay a fine of $50.
The United States agt. Edward Dahlke - indicted for smuggling. Sentenced to the Monroe County Penitentiary for 30 days, and pay a fine of $50.
Oliver P. Buckley agt. Oliver B. Deals et al., bankruptcy. Verdict for respondent.
The Grand Jury came into Court yesterday, reported 22 bills of indictment and were discharged.
The following named attorneys were admitted to practice in the United
States Court: W. P. Chase, of Rochester; Louis Kingsley, of Norwich; Wm. Yeomans, Jr., of Delhi; D. D. McCoon, of Middletown; J. E. L. Hamilton, of Utica; Chas. B. King, of Penn Tan; Robert Avery, of New York.
AN ALLEGED FRAUD. - Ezra Jones, Esq., made complaint at the Police Office yesterday against a party who sold him two shares in what was denominated the "Crescent Moulding Sand Company." The certificate of stock was produced in court, signed by "C. V. Woodruff, President," and "Chas. M. Martin, Secretary." The shares 'were valued at $37.50 each, and money was procured on two of them from Mr. Jones by the Secretary of the Company, Mr. Martin. It now appears that there is no such company organized, and no stock has been issued and paid for, except that purchased by Mr. Jones. The transaction has the appearance of a fraud, and the little investigation that has been made would seem to encourage the belief. RH
Rochester Daily Democrat
May 18, 1870
- The jury was engaged last evening in examining witnesses in the Hickey murder case.
- John Jenkinson is reported very ill at the St. Louis Wells in Michigan, whither he went for the benefit of his health.
- The boat race between the several rowing clubs of this city will take place on Friday afternoon. A silver ice pitcher is the prize offered.
- Two ladies, named Pomeroy and Bennett, were thrown from a carriage at the railroad crossing at Platt street, Monday afternoon, and the first mentioned was quite seriously injured.
- It is reported that Major Maloney, of the 54th Regiment, is to be called before a Court Martial on the 1st of June, to answer charges preferred against him.
- Casper Andres was thrown from his wagon Monday evening while his horse was running away on North street. The animal was frightened by the cars at the crossing. The injured man suffered a dislocation of the elbow joint.
- Chas. J. Roodenburg, a young man who draws root beer at Matthews & Watson's fruit stand in Powers' block, has made a very good pencil drawing of the great stairway, his "situation," and a number of supposed visitors and spectators. Among them is D. W Powers, the owner of the block.
Funeral of Thomas J. Fisk.
The funeral of Thomas J. Fisk took place yesterday from the residence of J. P. Marsh at Avon.
The 9:20 train from this city, on the Genesee Valley Railroad, had attached two cars, which contained a few of the friends of the late highly esteemed conductor. A train from Buffalo had three cars, also, attached, which conveyed railroad men and others who cherished the memory of the deceased. These special cars and the engines drawing the trains were suitably draped in mourning, as was also the station at Avon and the house of Mr. Marsh, where Conductor Fisk died.
The ceremonies at Avon were performed by Rev. Mr. Brown, of the Episcopal Church. The bearers were eight of the oldest conductors on the road. The remains were conveyed to LeRoy, where the funeral was held.
Deceased was born in Geneseo in 1827, and was the fourth son of the late Ebenezer Fisk, a prominent citizen of Livingston county. He was a brother H. C. Fisk, Supt. of the Buffalo and Rochester Division of the Erie Railway, and of John M. Fisk, a well known conductor on the road. Deceased was one of the first conductors on this Genesee Valley Road, and was nearly twenty years in that service. He was known to almost everybody who traveled that way, and -was highly esteemed by all. No better evidence is wanted of the regard in which he was held than the anxious solicitude shown for his recovery while he was lying ill.
Mr. Fisk married a daughter of Col. Gray, of LeRoy. He leaves a widow and a daughter about nine years of age, to mourn a kind husband and indulgent father.
HELD TO BAIL. - Mrs. Riley and her son-in-law Spinning, were examined yesterday on the bond robbery. The Justice held Mrs. R. to bail in the sum of $1,000, and discharged her son-in-law. About $2,000 of the $8,000 stolen from Mr. Schoefield, of Bath, has been recovered, and the presumption is that the parties under arrest know of the whereabouts of the balance of the money.
SUPREME COURT DECISIONS - MONROE SPECIAL TERM - February, 1870. James C, Smith, Justice.
Alexander Pomeroy and others agt. Martin Reed. New trial denied. Opinion written.
William Cook and another agt. Guy Chappell and another, impleaded, &c. New trial denied. Opinion written.
Caroline Doubleday agt. Isaac Kress. New trial denied. Opinion written.
James Bridger agt. Henry B. Pierson. Judgment for defendant on demurrer, with leave to plaintiff to amend in 20 days, on payment of costs of demurrer. Opinion written.
The papers in the above cases are with the Clerk of Monroe County.
POLICE COUNT - BRYAN P. J.- May 17.
Wm. Neal - drunk and disorderly.
Michael Callahan - drunk. Fined $5 or 30 days.
James McMahan - drunk. Fined $5 or 30 days. RH
Rochester, Monroe, NY
Union & Advertiser
May 21, 1870
On the 17th inst., by the Rev. D. SPRON-E, Henry HATHAWAY to Miss Maggie YOUNG, both of Kingston, Ont.
In Greece, on the 20th inst., Eliza J. RILEY, aged 24 years.
-Funeral from the residence of her father, on Monday, 23d inst., at 10 o'clock A. M. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend.
On the 14th inst., at the house of Mr. Andrew BOYD, Lynchburg, Va., Mrs. Z. M. ESP-E, in the -6th year of her age.
Rochester Daily Democrat
May 31, 1870
- The chowder party will occur this afternoon at the Sea Breeze House, Irondequoit Bay.
- The census takers, it is expected, will commence their labors to-morrow. Get the ages ready, and be prepared for a great variety of questions.
- The winner in the scull race at Union Springs, Saturday, was the prime rowist, Courtney.
- The "Red Stockings" of Cincinnati will play a game of base ball with the Flour City club of Rochester, on Wednesday, June 1st.
- Charles Skuse was arrested last night by Policeman Garret for striking a man with a beer tumbler in a saloon on North street. The officer had difficulty with Skuse, but he brought him to his senses by the use of the club.
- Two pigs, joined together after the "Siamese Twin" fashion, only a little more so, have been produced on the farm of Charles Lush, in Ogden. The animal lived but a few hours. The skin has been stuffed and preserved to show the deformities.
FIRES - Yesterday afternoon the Fire Department was kept rather lively in attending the fires.
About 1 o clock the house of M. S. Lewis caught fire and was partly destroyed. Mr. L. had an insurance of $400 on the house, and $200 on furniture.
A bed in the house of Mrs. Coon, 233 North Clinton street, was set on fire by some carelessness about:3 o clock in the afternoon, and the bed was burned and some articles of furniture. The flames were extinguished by pails of water. No alarm was given for this fire.
At 4 o clock the department was again called out to attend a fire which occurred in a barn in rear of the premises of George Heberger, on North St. Paul street. The fire was discovered in the loft of the barn, and the roof was nearly all burned. This is the third fire which has occurred in this neighborhood within a few days. Mr. Heberger had an Insurance of $400 on the building.
At the fire on Oak street, as well as the one on North St. Paul street, the men running steamer No. 1 deserve credit for their promptness in getting the first stream on the burning buildings.
OBITUARY. - By a notice under the proper head in to-day's paper, It will be seen that Chas. B. Ayres, of whose critical condition we made mention yesterday, died last evening about 8 o'clock. Mr. Ayres illness has been comparatively brief, and not until Sunday was there any expectation that he would die.
Deceased was a very estimable young man. - He held the position of Adjutant General on Gen. Clark's staff until a few days ago, when he resigned. He was for many years engaged in the Rochester Savings Bank, and was a leading member of the Athenaeum Association. By his urbane and courteous manner, and kind disposition, he won a host of friends, who will be pained to hear of his death.
PORT OF CHARLOTTE, May 30th, 1870.
Schr Richmond, from Colburne with lumber.
Schr Grace Sherwood, from Sodus, with wood.
Schr M. E. Burgayne, from Sodus, with wood.
Str Norseman, from Port Hope, with passengers and freight.
Schr Octavia, for Colborne, light.
Schr Grace Sherwood. for Sodus, light.
Schr Active, for Sodas, light.
Str Norseman, for Port Hope, with passengers and freight.
GLOVER - in this city, May 30th, 1870, Samuel S. Glover, in his 73d years. Funeral will be attended from his son's residence rear of No. 38 Stillson Street, on Wednesday afternoon, at 2 o'clock.
AYERS - On the evening of May 30th, Charles B. Ayers, aged 28 years.
Notice and time of funeral in the evening papers.
Rochester Water Works.
One of the great needs of Rochester is an abundant supply of pure water.
Everybody in the city has felt this need, and strangers who have recently come here with a view of locating, have enquired almost the first thing what was the prospect of having Rochester supplied with water. We have in the 1ast year received a good many communications from our citizens and others, enquiring in regard to the progress made by the Rochester Water Works Company. We can now answer some of the questions that have been propounded, and report that recently satisfactory progress has been made.
Mr. Utly, the contractor, is pressing the work rapidly forward. For some limo he has employed from eighty to one hundred men, and an additional force is to commence work to-day, The main pipe is all laid with the exception of about two miles.
The main supply pipe will be fifteen miles long. It is made of wood, strongly banded with iron; the orifice of the tube is twenty-four inches in diameter. The pipe is laid on a descending grade that will convey 3,500,000 gallons of water every twenty-four hours. The estimated present wants of the city arc 2,000,000 gallons per day. The strength of the pipe is adapted to the different locations. Where the pipe is to have a strain of fifteen or twenty feet head of water, it is banded so as to stand a pressure of twenty-six pounds to the square inch. On Saturday afternoon we witnessed some experiments in testing time strength of the pipe at Kidd's furnace, on the lower race. The pipe, tested stood a pressure of 80 lbs. to the square inch, which is greater by 20 lbs. than the pressure the pipe will be subjected to at any point.
The water is to be conveyed from the source to the large reservoir in Henrietta, and from that reservoir to a small reservoir just out side of the city, in the kind of pipe we have mentioned. - From the small reservoir near the city the water will be conveyed into the city in a 16 inch galvanized iron pipe, which has been subjected to a pressure of 200 lbs. to the square inch. The distributing mains in the city are to be of iron.
The people will rejoice at the progress the work is making and in the prospect that the long anticipated supply of water may be regarded as comparatively near at hand. The contractor does not, we understand, name any time for the completion of the works, but we are assured they will be pressed forward with all consistent dispatch. With this encouraging water prospect, and the comparative certainty now that we are soon to have cheap coal and an abundance of lumber brought to us by the State Line Railroad, a cheering and prosperous future opens for Rochester.
A Great Popular Demonstration Interesting Ceremonies at Mount Hope and the Pinnacle.
After the procession and exercises of yesterday, it can no longer be doubted that the day set apart for decorating soldiers graves has become an occasion that has firmly taken hold of the public mind. The procession, composed as it was of all our military organizations and very many of the civil societies, was one of the most splendid sights that has ever been witnessed in our city. The flowers, which were carried in this hand, arranged in bouquets and fastened to the ends of the guns, the carriages filled with the same floral offerings, and the green garlands and festoons which were seen along the line, gave a beauty to the long concourse which filled the eye with delight.
About noon the streets began to be crowded with people, many carrying bouquets of flowers, and before the procession was ready to start, the vicinity of the Court House was crowded with spectators. At 2 o'clock the line commenced moving up Fitzhugh street, the bands playing music in harmony with the occasion. The line of march was in the following order:
First came the police force headed by the chief. Next followed Gen. Marshall, Gen. Bissell and Maj. Gen. Williams and staff. Then came the flowers conveyed in the large furniture wagons of Hunn & Smith, which had been offered for the occasion and were filled with bouquets, crosses and wreaths. The Old 13th flower wagon was especially noticeable. It was covered with flags and evergreens tastefully arranged and presenting a beautiful appearance. After this came the carriage of the speaker of the occasion, Dr. M. B. Anderson, President of the University. Then followed the Ryan Zouave band, succeeded by the marshals of the day and the members of the Grand Army of the Republic. Next came the four veteran organizations - the Ryan Zouaves, Hancock's Guards, Meagher. Zouaves, and the Old 13th. These companies looked at their best, as if they felt the inspiration of the occasion. In the ranks of the Old 13th was Lieut. Col. Scoeffel, who commanded the organization from the first, and a number of other officers were seen among the rank and file. This showed the feeling which animated the veterans upon decoration day. - The Grey's Battalion followed the veterans. Then succeeded Brigadier Gen. Clark and staff, followed by time 45th Regiment headed by Newell's band. The different companies discarding the regulation uniform, made a fine appearance in the varied dress which they wore. The Light Guard Co. C., as usual appeared to fine advantage, as in fact did all the companies. Next came DeGraff's Military Institute. All the military had bouquets fastened to the ends of their guns, which gave a beautiful aspect to the line. The Exempt Firemen's Association followed next in order; then the Protectives succeeded by Alert and Active Hose Companies. After that appeared the Odd Fellows organizations, composed of the following organizations: Genesee, Teoronto, Humboldt and Rochester City Lodge. Marshals Underhill, Beir and E. M. Smith, had command of this part of the line, and headed the respective societies. These were again succeeded by the Turners' Society, headed by their band. Then came a detachment of the Workingmen's Union. The members of the Common Council and Board of Education in carriages closed the long procession. The whole line, adorned as it was with flowers and garlands, was in every respect worthy of the occasion which inspired this splendid and imposing display.
When the procession reached Mt. Hope the grounds were already filled with people. The slopes that surround the Chapel in a half-circle showed a bright array of ladies and children who had occupied every available spot from which to view the exercises. In front of the Chapel the columns were massed. A large space was left in the centre into which an open carriage was drawn for the speaker. The Ryan Zouave Band then played "Rest, Spirit, Rest." At this time the green hillsides, densely packed with spectators, the bright uniforms of the military, their arms adorned with flowers, and the various regalia of the civil organizations, combined to make a picture as beautiful as the eye could rest upon, and the influence which the occasion excited added an interest to the scene which will make it live in the imaginations of all who us witnessed the spectacle. After the strains of the band ceased, Dr. Anderson delivered the following prayer, the members of the Common Council and of the Board of Education standing uncovered around the carriage.
"Almighty god, our Father in heaven, graciously look upon this day end crown us with divine blessings. We would thank Thee for our country, we would thank Thee for our government and our laws; we would. thank Thee that in the hour of our supremest peril Thou didst make bare thine arm for our protection and for our support; we would thank Thee that Thou didst inspire the hearts of thy servants with courage with patriotism and with self-sacrifice, so that they counted not their own lives dear unto them in securing to us political salvation. Hear this our prayer to-day, and accept our thanksgiving for the achievements of these thy servants and for the memory of all the past blessings of our national life.
We ask Thy blessing upon our country, and upon our rulers, both National, State and Municipal. Let Thy grace so rest upon all in authority that they may enact just laws and faithfully and honestly execute them to the promotion of Thy glory, and to the good of our common country.
Hear our prayer, oh Lord, in behalf of the widows and orphans of those whose memories we cherish this day. May Thy blessing rest upon them in their loneliness, and in their anxiety, and in their fears for the future. May the hearts of all be opened to meet their wants, and to minister to them in Poverty and affliction.
We would ask, oh, God! that thy spirit may so rest upon us all that we may be always ready, to do all our duty to our country and the world. May we all of us be ready to serve our nation in the hour of peril, and grant that in all the relations of life, we may so honor thee, and submit to thine authority, that we may be worthy of the citizenship which thou hast given us, and worthy of the blessings of that peace which has cost to much treasure, so much sacrifice, and so much blood.
Hear this, our prayer, oh Lord! and grant us thy holy Spirit in such pleasure, that in all our ways, here and hereafter, we may glorify Thee, receiving in this life Thy Divine favor, and an entrance into Thy Kingdom in the life to come. Hear this, our prayer, for our Redeemer's sake, Amen!"
The prayer was pronounced amid the most profound silence. The vast assemblage stood with uncovered heads, and not a sound broke the stillness of the summer air save the words of the speaker, shedding upon the whole scene an air of grandeur and solemnity that left an impression upon the hearts of those present never to be forgotten.
At the close of the prayer Dr. Anderson delivered the following address:
"Fellow Citizens - I am before you to-day, not to excite your minds by new or stirring thoughts, for I can add nothing to the ideas and emotions which well up unhidden in every mind and heart. The day - these surroundings - the presence of these crowned and war-worn veterans, arouse memories and thoughts and emotions more worthy and more noble than any that have ever been borne of by human speech.
We see here the remnants of those who, in the hour of our Sorest need, went from among us, and, baring their breasts, made them a living rampart between you and the enemies of our - glorious Republic. For this, let them evermore be held in remembrance - all honor be to the living - all honor be to the noble dead. Throughout our land to-day our countrymen are met to do honor to these soldiers of our Republic.
A nation's grandeur consists, not in its armies nor its navies, nor in its wealth, nor in its resources, but rather, in the sum total, of its grand recollections - of its memories of heroism, of sacrifices, of its blood shed for the freedom arid elevation of man.
What nation upon the face of the earth has nobler memories than we? And how these memories swell our hearts to-day as we look around upon these battle-flags, carried amid the thunder and smoke of many a hard, hard field. How our hearts burn within us in recalling that recent career of glory which, by common consent has placed our country in breadth of political ideas and power in their realization in the foremost rank of nineteenth century progress.
There is not a soul within the sound of my voice to-day who does not feel impelled by all the memories of the past and all hopes for the future to higher thought and intenser action on behalf of our beloved land.
Aye, I believe the time never will come when there will be wanting men to fill the ranks of a patriot army, to light to the death whatever enemy, foreign or domestic, who shall lay a finger's weight upon the fair fame of our glorious Republic.
We are here to-day with prayer and thanksgiving in our hearts, and with the flowers of spring in our hands, to commemorate the dead - to call to mind the great events, and great ideas, and great sorrows which thrilled our minds, and fired the hearts during the sad yet glorious years of war for freedom - These emotions we embody in these frail memorials with which we wreath the tombs of the departed to-day. But there should be other and more enduring memorials than these flowers - beautiful as they are, and graceful, and appropriate as is the tribute which we bring, these memories should be embodied hi the choicest utterances of literature, and in the most impressive forms of monumental art. I would have these political ideas which led us to war, and the great events which they inspired, embodied and incorporated not only in the ceremonies of to-day, but in material that shall be enduring as the everlasting hills.
All who were engaged in one way or another, in our late conflict, fought that our Union might be saved and perpetuated, and that our Constitution and laws might be made firm and enduring; we fought for the prevalence of the great fundamental idea of democracy, against the whole drift and current of the aristocracies and despotism of the old world. The democracy for which we fought is the superiority of man as man over his accidents - over the accidents of birth; over the accident of race; over the accident of religion; over the accident of property; over the accidents of culture-recognizing man as man in his freedom, his personality, and all the attributes of his God given constitution. These are the ideas for which our soldiers consciously or unconsciously fought, and these ideas we shall immortalize when we emblazon their deeds to posterity and the world. And here let me say, It is meet in this beautiful city of ours there should be a monument erected more enduring than these beautiful flowers of Spring - a memorial in brass and marble and granite - a stone book whose leaves shall be open for our posterity to read and study - that stall carry to the latest generation the record of our honored heroes and the principles for which they died. Let not another commemoration day pass before the foundation of such a monument shall be laid - a monument worthy of the dead; worthy of the fame if our beautiful city; worthy of these living survivors of many a well fought field. Let it not be said that the City of Rochester is without a memorial to the heroes who marched from our homes to suffer and bleed and die for us in the incur of our peril.
As the Old 13th (the first in the field), the 108th, the 140th, and others passed through our streets to their fields of glory, how our hearts and prayers followed them in their march. In those days of anguish and fear and doubt, could we have been assured that victory would crown their banners we would have poured out our treasure like water in anticipation of a fitting monument to perpetuate their renown.
Let me repeat it, let not another day like this pass until measures shalt be taken to insure in the city of Rochester a monument molded in the purest forms of art, in honor of our illustrious dead. [Applause.]
I knew that I should find an answering impulse in the heart of every one whom I could reach by the tones of my voice. As we go to perform the sad yet inspiring duties of the hour, as we crown the tombs of these departed heroes let us resolve in our heart of hearts that we will imitate their self-devotion - that whatever danger shall in the future threat in our republic, we will stand as they stood, shoulder to shoulder, ready to give up our lives every one for our glorious father land. Soldiers, may God's blessing rest now and forever upon you and your children- upon the widows and orphans of those who marched forth with you to battle, but never returned."
Dr. Anderson had been taken completely by surprise by the announcement that he was to speak on the occasion He returned last Saturday from Philadelphia, and found himself put on the programme in this capacity. Still he could not refuse to make at least some short remarks. What Dr. Anderson said was, as it could not fail to be, worthy of the ceremony.
At the close of his remarks the band played a funeral dirge from Mendelssohn. The different organizations then separated to place flowers upon the graves of those who had been connected with them. Every resting place of a soldier was adorned with wreaths and garlands. A small flag had been placed at the head of each grave, which pointed out to all the place where a hero slept the last sleep. Mt. Hope was filled in every hollow and on every hill with groups of spectators. Many brought flowers, and when the ceremony was complete, every soldier's grave had been visited and decked with a floral tribute of respect and love. The following are the names of soldiers interred at Mt. Hope, and upon whose graves flowers were placed yesterday:
C. R. E. Bostwick, Christian Weaver, Archibald Pringle, Frank Ristoe, Chas. Amlet, J. Vontana, J. D. Swift, Jacob Shoeman, Robert Lee, Willis Clement, Harvey Harris, Samuel Bemish, Donald McVicker, John Stout, Henry C. Carr, Lieut. Knox, D. E. Wycoff, W. H. Clark, Oliver T. Stone, Oliver H. West, Jas. G. Mears, Thos. Tait, James Tait, Joel Clark, John Moore, John J. Jones, E. E. Seaman, Robert Penny, Davis Beach, J. Sullivan, Wm. Stermont, Jos. Attridge, Eddie Coy, George True, Alexander Drummond, Richard Copithorn, Harry J. Poole, James B. Dransfield, Dayton T. Dard, Dr. T. F. Hall, Chins. P. Rossiter, Byron P. Thrasher, Robert Baker, Augustus Meyer, Benjamin F. Owen, John C. Shoen, W. E. Bristol, Frank A. Lane, George E. Owen, Silas J. Lovecraft, John Wilborn, F. W. Kelley, Wm. H. Markis, Wm. Harris, Jas. P. Downing, C. Gretter, Henry McCullough, L. Koetch, Henry B. O. Reilly, William Kidd, I. Henry Putnam, Frank Squires, Capt. Charles L. Gaul, F. W. Backus, Charles B. Klein, R. Swan, Jacob Whitney, William H. Perrine, Frederick A. Pierce, Jerome Emerson, Andrew Kingsbury, Edward S. Hynes, Eliza J. Bowen, J. Castleman, Robert Edens, Alfred R. Hoyt, Maj. Henry W. Granger, Charles D. Howell, William Truesdale, Elijah Edson, Volney S. Harris, Thomas S. Hamilton, Thomas Arner, Lieut. Henry Clark, Thos. Gonn, Frank A. Messenger, John J. Bloss, Samuel Dolbier, Albert H. Tuttle, Edwin C. Tuttle, Andrew Ortner, John G. Wenzer, Charles S. Montgomery, Ira C. Clark, Hugh McGraw, Augustus Hendricks, Alfred Langdale, L. F. Holloway, George B. Grover, Andrew Love, Frank Fees, Charles Stone, John W. Brownell, Andrew Buell, George B. Force, Lloyd Billings, George M. Wilson, Sergt. M. Kearney, Miss Peterson, Charles E. Jennings, Albert G. Hotchkiss, Truman H. Lyons, George Swan, Wm. Hazlip, John Hume, Alden Bates, DeLancey Van Evry, James Irwin, John S. Vernan, Alex. Loeke, Geo. I. Alling, David Dickson, Charles B. Dickson, Geo. W. Brown, Robert J. Collins, John A. Evans, William Brown, S. L. Ellingwood.
When the garves of all of thes had been visited, the column again formed and marched to the Pinnacle. Arriving there, the organizations gathered around the grave of Col. O'Rourke. The band played Pleyel's Hymn, after which J. C. O Brien, Esq., made the following eloquent address.
"Soldiers and Fellow Citizens - Called upon within a half hour to address you, how, without adequate preparation can I give expression in a fitting manner to the thoughts suggested by this magnificent pageant. Bear with me, my friends, for the gravity of the occasion, the suddenness of the call made upon me, cause a rush of feeling too deep for words, and make me hesitate, or briefly hint at what I would wish to say.
Here, in this delicious spring afternoon - here by those silent resting place of the dead - here with banners and guns reversed, with wailing music and wreaths of immortelles, come our veteran soldiers, here crowd our civic societies, the authorities of our city, and here with flowers bedewed with tears, stand old and young, matrons and maidens. Why is this great and solemn gathering? wherefore these flowers, these trees, this assemblage? Oh, well you know, my friends, why you come. You soldiers come to offer another tribute of respect and love on the graves of your comrades who lost their lives in the cause for which you offered yours. You citizens come to show your gratitude to the heroes who sacrificed their lives that you might enjoy the blessings of peace and and union. And you, mothers and sisters, and friends, come to meet over and strew with flowers the green graves of those who, but a few short years ago, went forth from your arms in the pride of youth and strength, and patriotism, and offered themselves voluntary victims for the preservation of our common country. Many of those whose bones lie interred in this beautiful spot witnessed in their own countries, in a country beyond the sea, oppressions which drove them here; and when the Union in as in danger, the Union they loved so well, with their lives they have proved their love of freedom, and their devotion to the land in which they found a welcome and a home. Honor and fame and pity now dwell with them in their lowly resting places, and their fellow-citizens will delight to do them honor while the Union lasts. And, fellow-citizens, well may we honor our departed friends, for they did their duty well.
Rochester has no cause to blush for her soldiers, from the private to the officer; they flinched not in the hour of trial, facing the foe with their bold breasts in moments that were red with death. Our gallant friend, O'Rourke needed but to cheer his men to victory, and they followed. The bullet pierced their quivering flesh, and their brave hearts are stilled forever. Now, here they are laid, and 'After life's fitful fever, they sleep well.'
Now, here, in the sweet Spring time, in the quiet retirement of this solemn place of rest, we come to lay our wreaths and scatter flowers over their tombs and thank them in our hearts for the work they have done.
Weep over them comrades, for you know them to be brave, honorable and true! Strew flowers over their graves for they deserve it well! - But our mission here to-day is one neither of sorrow or tears - let us rather rejoice; rejoice standing by the tomb; rejoice with our dead friends and comrades, that what they sacrificed their lives to gain was gained, and what they strove to win was won. Rejoice then that they had the valor and patriotism to do their duty to the end, and that there are those living here who appreciate their work and give them laud therefore.
Here, my friends, in the midst of this solemn memorial pageant, standing by the graves of our heroes, let us renew our oath of fealty to our glorious union, for which in their golden prime they laid down their young lives, and swear again that when the voice of our country calls for aid we shall do as they did, spring forward into the gun and like them do our duty even to the laying down of our lives. Glory is theirs - the veneration of all good men is theirs, and to-day we try in a feeble manner to express our thanks to them for their work by wreathing their tombs with flowers, and breathe a prayer to the God of Battles that the souls of these young men may rest in peace, and who is there among us who will not from his heart respond, Amen."
When Mr. O Brien finished, Ryan Zouave band played Pleyel's Hymn. The grave of Major Sullivan was next decorated by the members of the Alert Hose. While they were engaged in this, Maj. Geo. Williams and Staff, and the Old Thirteenth came up for the same purpose. Upon the grave more flowers, garlands and wreaths were placed. Then the Old Thirteenth knelt for a moment around the last resting place of the brave Sullivan. The Band played "Rest, Spirit, Rest," and the Firemen and Military, and those who had gathered around, slowly moved away.
In the mean time various detached parties engaged in decorating the graves of all soldiers within the cemetery.
When this was performed, the column was again set in motion, and reached the city about 7 o'clock.
The flowers which were carried by the procession had wilted, the bouquets and garlands were no longer fresh, but the memory of the occasion will ever remain green and unfading in the breasts of those who participated in the ceremonies of Decoration Day.
The perfect quiet and good order which prevailed throughout was one of the most gratifying incidents of the occasion. Although the streets were thronged and the cemeteries and roads leading thereto crowded with people, nothing occurred which was not in keeping with the ceremonies of the day. It is estimated by one of the directors that from 12,000 to 15,000 persons took the streetcars for Mount Hope. Large numbers from the country and the adjacent villages came to the city to witness or take part in the exercises. Many stores were closed from 1 o'clock till 4 o clock, in compliance with the Mayor's recommendation.
In every respect Decoration Day was observed with such general interest, and with so much good taste and propriety, that no one could find anything wanting to complete the beauty of the ceremony.
The announcement in the DEMOCRAT yesterday morning that more flowers were needed caused a large supply to be brought in, so that the committee had enough for every purpose.
The incidents and ceremonies of Decoration Day ought to more than satisfy all who participated. Conducted as the ceremonies were yesterday, nothing could be said against them by the most fastidious persons. The object is beyond all praise, and if always managed as this time, the day will take a hold of the people which will make it generally observed while the republic and the memory of those who saved our institutions lasts. RH