Rochester, Monroe, NY
Union & Advertiser
Tue Dec 14, 1875
DEATH OF MRS. MAHALA SEAMAN
This venerable lady died yesterday morning at the residence of her son-in-law, Oliver ALLEN of Mumford. For some years Mrs. SEAMAN was an invalid, but her natural energy and force of character kept her from yielding to the painful and distressing chronic disease with which she was affected, although the pains she suffered were sometimes, as she said, so great as to be "misery indeed." Since Thanksgiving her daughter noticed she was gradually failing, and as her bodily strength lessened her bodily pains seemed intensified, yet she was uncomplaining and to outward appearance cheerful. Within the week past a perceptible change took place and yesterday morning at eight o'clock, without a struggle - conscious herself of approaching disolution - her mind, clear and undimmed to the last moment; she passed away, at the ripe age of eighty-one years and four months.
Mrs. SEAMAN was born in the town of Washington, Dutchess county, N. Y. With her husband she removed to the village of Palmyra about forty years ago, where she resided until his death, which occurred in May, 1873. She then became an inmate of the family of her only daughter, Mrs. Oliver ALLEN, and resided with her until her death. She was a woman of strong common sense, good education, pleasant, cheerful ways and social in her disposition. She was a fond wife, a tender loving mother and a devoted christian. Her funeral will take place from the residence of Mr. ALLEN, to-morrow morning at eight o'clock, and the remains will be taken to Palmyra for interment.
Items in Brief
--A little more snow and we would have very fair sleighing about town, but considerable more is needed on country roads.
--Bergh objects to the killing of hogs with a dull knife, the use of such an instrument not being conducive to the comfort of the animal at that important crisis in his career.
--Another successful prayer meeting was held at the old Variety Theatre on Exchange street last evening. It was attended, however, only by gentlemen.
--Those desirous of attending the oratorio of Belsbazzar, to be given at Corinthian Hall to-morrow night will do well to secure their seats in advance. Dewey has them for sale.
--The lecture to be delivered this evening before the Academy of Art by C. C. MERRIMAN, on the subject "Ancient Painting as Among the Lost Arts," will undoubtedly be one of great interest.
--Guy MANNERING, with Augusta DARGON, as "Meg Merrilies," will be repeated to-night at the Opera House instead as "Deborah" as previously advertised. Deborah will be given on Friday.
--We mentioned yesterday that Henry A. HORN is to deliver a lecture here on "Drumming as a Fine Art." The event does not take place until the 13th on January. He had an audience of 1,600 people at Steinway Hall in New York some weeks ago.
--There were two railroad accidents on the Central Saturday, which somehow escaped attention. One was at the Nine Mile Creek on the Syracuse direct road. A freight train, drawn by engine 301, ran into the rear of another freight train, smashing about 25 cars. No one was injured. The other one occurred at Black Rock and was nothing serious.
--Talk about flagellation - a lady teacher in Newburg whipped thirty-five scholars the other day for missing a geography lesson. This was doubtless a conspiracy of some sort against the teacher's authority and she knew how to meet it.
--The rifle contest between the Board of Supervisors and Board of Education, ten on each side, comes off on Thursday next at noon, at the Amateur Rifle Gallery. The losing side will give a dinner subsequently.
--Yesterday the thermometer ranged from 22' to 36' above zero, and at noon to-day read 15', with falling barometer, brisk westerly winds and light snow. The morning western reports give rising barometer, but falling in the northwest, lower temperature, west to northwest winds, clear and partly cloudy weather, with areas of snow along the lakes.
--At a meeting of the Plymouth church members last evening, it was decided to issue a call to the Rev. Mr. JENKINS, of Amherst, Mass, to take charge of the congregation.
--A horse of George HAHN, drawing a freight delivery wagon, slipped and fell in the streets yesterday and broke its hip.
--The Bergh Agent, Mr. GRIFFIN, announces his intention to prosecute all owners of horses who do not have the animals sharp-shod. He has already sent a number of smooth-shod horses to their stables.
We gave yesterday an account of a great outrage committed Saturday night, the binding, gagging and robbing of an aged couple, Mr. KINGSLAND and wife, in their own house, by a gang of thieves, at Savannah. The day following a man named Fred M. REMMER called at KINGSLAND'S and Mrs. K. claimed to recognize him as one of the robbers. She accused him and he left the place, and yesterday at some station this side of Savannah took the cars for this city. A warrant was obtained for his arrest, and this morning Mr. Frank PETTIS arrived here in search of him. Detectives HUGHES and BURCHELL started out with PETTIS and they soon found REMMER in Kirk street and arrested him. He was taken to Savannah on the ten o'clock train. He stoutly asserts his innocence.
We beg leave to announce that we have this day transferred our entire wholesale stock of millinery goods to our retail department, and offer them in order to close them out at lower prices than was ever seen in this city. Ladies' hats in felt thirty-eight cents, former price seventy-five cents; wool felts fifty cents, former price $1.50 and $2.00; ladies' trimmed hats at fifty cents, seventy-five cents, $1.00, $2,00 and $3.00, the former prices of which were $1.50, $3.00, $5.00, $6.00 and $8.00. The stock contains over 10,000 hats, trimmed and untrimmed, and is the largest offering ever made in this city. These goods are all new in style and of this season's manufacture. Also a large line of boys' hats at a like reduction.
J. FAHY & Co., 64 State Street.
In Chili, N. Y., Dec. 11th, 1875, Jacob RESSGUIE, aged 72 years.
In this city, on the 14th instant, Minnie T. BANTA, wife of Francis DIXON, aged 26 years; 10 months and 3 days.
-Funeral at the family residence, 31 Cherry street, on Thursday, Dec. 16th, at 11 o'clock A. M. Friends invited.
Rochester, Monroe, NY
Union & Advertiser
Wed Dec 15, 1875
--We do not see how people can have clear consciences when the side-walks in front of their premises are covered with ice.
--Be careful about driving fast across bridges.
The police are on the lookout for such offenders and $5 is the inevitable penalty if caught.
--The first of a series of Assemblies, to be given this Winter by the Accident Club, took place last evening in Cobleigh's Hall, Powers's Block, and was a brilliant affair. A fine supper incident to the occasion was served up under the direction of the popular caterer, M. H. KENNELLY, of Powers's Block Cafe.
--It is getting to be decidedly hazardous business in this city to go security for a constable.
--According to the Democrat, another dog has been thrown on the ice at the brink of the Falls, whence he was unable to make his escape, and subsequently went over. If this business is allowed to go on it will soon average about a dog a day. In that event the locality is likely to become so attractive that it will pay the Bergh Association to rent Falls Field and charge visitors a small admission fee.
--An Elmira man has sent ASHMAN of the Sinclair House, New York, a dressed turkey weighing thirty-five pounds. Mr. ASHMAN was formerly of Lima, and has many friends in and around this city who would like to take a slice of that turkey with him.
--The Sheriff at Rochester doesn't ask a renomination. He refused about 13,000 people permission to see CLARK hung, and he knows that each one would vote against him - [Louisville Courier - Journal.
There is more wit than wisdom in this paragraph.
--The Bank Superintendent notifies all Building, Mutual Loan and Accumulating Fund Associations to report to him their condition on the 1st of January or within twenty days thereafter. If they fail to do so a penalty of ten dollars per day for every day such report is delayed may be collected. The Superintendent has decided to require a report of items.
--A Spiritualist convention will be held at Corning on the 18th and 19th of this month, next Saturday and Sunday.
--An insane man named Manley LOCKE, was arrested this morning by specials WILEY and KIEF of the First Precinct. This man is said to have been, on one occasion, sentenced to death for murder, but was reprieved on account of mental unsoundness, and was finally pardoned. - [Buffalo Commercial.
We trust that the Buffalo authorities will find some way of disposing of this individual. He was under sentence of death in this county for killing a man at Honeoye Falls, but was not pardoned as stated above, but got a new trial, and on that went to prison for seven years. Since his release he has won the distinction of being regarded an unmitigated public nuisance.
--A wonderful billiard player named Adrian IZAR is giving exhibitions in the eastern part of the State. He rolls the balls from between his thumb and second finger, instead of using a cue. He has made many remarkable runs, the highest being 2,024 points at London. At Weymouth he made 1,480 points in 19 minutes. The exhibitions will be given from 3 to 5, and from 8 to 10 p. m. Ladies will be admitted to afternoon entertainment. One of IZAR'S shots he calls "the snake carom," in which the ball runs between two decanters and sixteen glasses.
--A clothes line on the premises of Charles DANA, Broadway, was stripped of a washing last night by a thief.
--Yesterday the thermometer ranged from 13' to 22' above zero, and at noon to-day read 28', with rapidly falling barometer, gentle southerly winds and fair weather. The morning western reports give falling barometer, higher temperature, southeast to northwest winds, clear and partly cloudy weather, with snow along the lakes.
Prompt Arrest of the Burglars and Recovery of the Stolen Property
Last night the store kept by the wife of ex-Ald. GUGGENHEIM, Monroe avenue, was entered by burglars who effected an entrance by raising a window. Two dollars and a half in money and some forty dollars worth of ribbons, buttons, tapes, & c., were stolen.
The case was reported to the Police and Detectives HUGHES and BURCHELL were detailed to work it up. They soon lighted upon two young lads, John H. WESTFALL and Wm. MOONEY, whom they arrested. The lads at once confessed to the crime and told where the property was and it was recovered.
On searching them evidence was found of another burglary they had committed at a cigar store, corner of Clinton street and Clinton Place. The defendants were committed for examination.
A CHILD DROWNED -- HEROIC ACTION OF A MOTHER
Coroner HARDER was called to West Greece yesterday to hold an inquest in the case of a child of John PERNEGRAST, who fell into a cistern in the house, through a trap in the kitchen floor which had been temporarily left open.-- Mrs. P. missing her child, which was two years of age, ran to the cistern, and seeing it struggling in the water, without hesitation jumped into the cistern, seized her child and placed it on the floor. But the poor woman could not get out of the cistern herself, and she was forced to see her little one die in her sight and without being able to render it any assistance. A three year old little boy in the house was finally made to understand that he must call his father, who was at work at his shop in the vicinity of the house, and Mr. PERENGRAST ran to his house to find his wife in the predicament stated. He assisted her from the cistern. She was much prostrated from the exposure. Dr. BUELL was called, but the little child was dead. Coroner HARDER did not deem it necessary to call a jury, the facts attending the affair being plain.
In this city yesterday, at 12 1/2 o'clock, Jessie, youngest daughter of P. A. and Anna DUFFY, aged 2 years and 5 months.
-Funeral from the family resident, 79 Caledonia avenue, on Thursday, Dec. 16th, at 2 1/2 o'clock. Friends of the family are invited to attend.
In this city, Dec. 15, 1875, Charlotte PATTERSON WINN, aged 75 years. - Notice of funeral hereafter.