THOMPSON - MATHEWS - On Tuesday evening, June 8th, 1880, at the
residence of the bride’s father, by Rev. J. P. SANKEY, D. D. Mr. T. H.
THOMPSON, of Buffalo, N. Y., and Miss Minnie MATHEWS, of this city.
-Buffalo papers please copy.
SCHOOLEY - At his residence, number 42 Monroe avenue, on the 7th
inst, Edward SCHOOLEY, aged 65 years.
-Funeral from St. Mary’s church this (Wednesday) morning at 10 o’clock. Friends are invited.
FEMALE FIGHT IN BETHLEHEM
How and Why One Woman Pounded Another in the Street Yesterday
Mrs. Fred CRIPPS, who resides with her husband, a peddler, at 142 West Maple street, appeared at the police court yesterday afternoon, and informed Justice TRUESDALE that she wished to give herself up. She was interrogated by the ‘Squire, and in explanation said that she had just threshed a woman on West Maple street, a few doors from her house; that she knew she was guilty of assault and battery, and that she involuntarily gave herself up to justice. She said the woman’s name whom she had so thoroughly and effectively disposed of in her hard-fought pugilistic encounter was Mrs. Lena FRITZ, who resides in the same neighborhood, and which locality is known as "Bethleham." Mrs. CRIPPS said she contemplated giving Mrs. FRITZ a severe thrashing for some time, and had saved up five dollars with which to pay her fine in case she was sentenced in the police court. This money she produced in the court room, but Justice TRUESDALE told her she had better keep her money until she had been found guilty of some charge.
In conversation with a Democrat and Chronicle reporter, Mrs. CRIPPS told the
cause of her difficulties with the woman FRITZ. It appears that some time ago
Mrs. CRIPPS imparted to Mrs. FRITZ the information that her (Mrs. CRIPPS)
husband was unkind to her and did not treat her as he had sworn to do in the
marriage vows. This intelligence was given under pledge of secrecy, Mrs. FRITZ
swearing never to reveal it to any one. But she did. She told several people of
it, and it finally reached the ears of CRIPPS himself. He became enraged and on
going home beat his wife for circulating the story. Mrs. CRIPPS took the beating
with as good grace as possible, but determined that the woman who had really
circulated the story should also suffer. She accordingly saved money with which
to pay her fine, and meeting Mrs. FRITZ on the street, as above stated, about
half-past 1 o’clock yesterday, proceeded to give her five dollars’ worth of
satisfaction. Mrs. CRIPPS is a small and Mrs. FRITZ a large woman. Both are
Brief Items of News Found Near the Station House
William E. McKAY, a vagrant, was sent to the house of refuge.
George BLACKBOURN was discharged. He was charged with being drunk.
Frank D. SHIMER, the hotel beat, paid two dollars and was discharged.
George BLAIR, who raised such a disturbance in ENGLEIT’S saloon on Water street, paid the fine of five dollar imposed upon him in the police court.
John BURROWS had Sebastian LIBERMAN arrested for assault and battery. He subsequently withdrew his complaint and LIBERMAN was discharged.
William BURNS, the man who, while drunk, broke the windows in his own house on Church alley, was fined ten dollars or thirty days. He did not have the money.
Maggie MARTINGER is the name of a handsome little German girl who was arrested on the complaint of her mother, who accused her daughter of being a prostitute. Maggie was discharged.
Joseph EVERWINE was arrested by Officer DUKELOW yesterday morning for
violating the city ordinance relative to running a wheel barrow on the sidewalk.
He was found guilty of the charge and fined five dollars or thirty days in the
Monroe county penitentiary. He paid his fine and promised in the future to run
his wheelbarrow in the roadway.
Will BURNS, of the Chautauqua house, Chautauqua lake, is in the city, attending commencement exercises at Livingston Park reminary.
Dr. BEAHAN who has been east on a short vacation, returning last evening and
will resume his practice at 189 West avenue.
DEATH OF MRS. WILLIAM H. BOWMAN
There are many of the first citizens of Rochester and vicinity who will learn with feelings of the deepest regret of the sudden death of Laura P. BOWMAN, wife of William H. BOWMAN, the well-known Rochester lawyer. The sad event occurred at the Whitcomb house at 5 o’clock yesterday afternoon. The suddenness of the blow which took Mrs. BOWMAN away, as well as the total prostration preceding it, add to the sorrow attendant upon it. Mrs. BOWMAN was stricken down and became quite ill two weeks ago last Friday, and last Wednesday her prostration became more complete and overpowering, from a stroke of paralysis, which deprived her of the power to move her limbs or in any way use her right side. She was not only rendered helpless and speechless by the blow, but on Thursday she became unconscious. Although the paralysis ended her sufferings, or at least ended her personal knowledge of her sad condition, it only served the more strongly to excite the keenest sympathy and sorrow on the part of her husband and friends. She lingered along in this condition until yesterday afternoon, when her life passed peacefully away. Dr. E. M. MOORE attended her and did all he could to restore the lost vigor and strength, but Mrs. BOWMAN had passed beyond human aid.
Laura P. BOWMAN was an estimable woman, and her loss is one to be regretted not only by the dear friends who loved her, but by all who knew her. She was forty-seven years of age, and her home in girlhood was in Saratoga. Her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. PORTER, died when she was quite young, and she, an orphan, was subsequently taken as an adopted daughter into the family of William N. BEACH, with whom she lived until, twenty-one years ago, she became the wife of William H. BOWMAN. After their marriage Mr. and Mrs. BOWMAN lived first in the town of Clarkson in this county, where they still have many warm friends. Thirteen years ago they removed to Rochester, and have since made this city their home. For some time past they have resided at the Whitcomb house, where the lamented lady died yesterday.
Besides her husband Mrs. BOWMAN leaves a son- John P. BOWMAN - to mourn the loss of that dearest member in any family - a loving mother. Mr. and Mrs. BOWMAN lost one of their children - a daughter - several years ago, and the father and son are now the only surviving members of the family. They will have the sympathy of the community in their deep affliction.
The funeral will probably take place on Thursday (to-morrow), from the
Whitcomb house, at 10 or 11 o’clock. Rev. Dr. ANSTICE, rector of St. Luke’s
church, where Mrs. BOWMAN was an attendant, will conduct the funeral services.
CLAPP - SHERMAN - In Henrietta, June 9, 1880, at the residence of the bride’s parents, by Rev. Mr. ALLEN, Mr. Charles CLAPP and Miss Nellie SHERMAN.
VAN VECHTEN - COLLINS - At the residence of Mr. John L. CHACE, in the town of
Gates, June 9th, 1880, by the Rev. Charles P. COIT, Frank A. VAN
VECHTEN, of this city, and Clara L. COLLINS, of Gates.
GALLIGER - HUTCHISON - In this city, on the evening of the 10th
inst., at the United Presbyterian church, by the Rev. J. P. SANKEY, D. D., Mr.
Charles DeForrest GALLIGER and Miss Libbie J. HUTCHISON, all of this city.
FURMAN - Entered into rest, Thursday, June 10, 1880, Rev. Charles E. FURMAN,
D. D., in the 79th year of his age.
-Notice of funeral hereafter.
KILLED BY LIGHTNING
Fellerton, Ont., June 10 - During a storm to-day, Duncan DAWSON was killed by
HOUSE DAMAGED BY LIGHTNING
Dutton, Ont., June 10 - During a storm to-day, the house of John KERR was
damaged by lightning. The sister of Mr. KERR was, it is feared, fatally injured.
Samuel BOWLES, Springfield, Mass., is registered at the Congress.
Dr. WINNE, of the United States army, and wife and child are stopping at the Brackett.
Miss Alice LAIDLAW, of Bath, is at present stopping in this city, the guest of Mrs. L. M. LOSS, on Lake avenue.
Rev. Father J. M. EARLY, Hornellsville, formerly of Rochester, is sojourning in the city, at the Brackett house.
John BRYDON, representing several of the Vermont marble quarries, is in the city, stopping at the Waverly house.
F. L. HEWITT and wife of this city, left yesterday morning for Seneca lake, where they will spend a brief and doubtless pleasant summer vacation.
Captain P. G. CHRYSLER, one of H. H. WARNER’S vast army of agents, returned yesterday. During his absence Mr. C. has traveled through eight of the southern states.
W. G. JAYNES, Boston; T. A. REYNOLDS, Albany; T. J. PLUM, New York; J. P. E. PARKER, Boston, and S. C. ADAMS, Towanda, Pa., are among the late arrivals at the Waverly house.
Among the late arrivals at the Brackett house are noted A. D. KENDALL, San
Jose, Cal.; A. MacLEAN, Hamilton, Ont.; Dr. CURTIS, Batavia; W. H. LaBOYTEAUX,
Brief Items of News Found Near the Station House
Rawson HAIGHT, the Auburn horse thief, was sent home yesterday.
Mrs. McLAUGHLIN was carted in drunk by Officer Frank, yesterday afternoon.
Duncan McPHERSON, the insane man arrested Wednesday, was turned over yesterday to the overseer of the poor.
Officer FOWLER yesterday afternoon arrested Katharine O’CONNOR, whom he found intoxicated and disorderly.
W. H. DORSEY, a colored prisoner from Horseheads on his way to the penitentiary, registered at the hotel de Hyland last night.
Mose DALTY committed assault and battery on John TRUMBY. John swore out a warrant, and Officer PIERCE arrested Mose.
Elias GUNNELL was arrested yesterday for violating the ordinance relative to running a truck on the sidewalk. He was fined five dollars.
John RICKERT, much against his will, was brought to the station at an early
hour last evening by Officers DAVIS and FLYNN. He was drunk and disorderly, and
resisted the officers with all his voice.
HIS FOOT SMASHED
An Accident to a Young Machinist Yesterday
A young machinist named Leo SULLIVAN met with quite a serious accident
yesterday afternoon. In the machine shop of John GREENWOOD, on Mill street,
where SULLIVAN was regularly employed, the men were at work fitting a heavy
fly-wheel upon a shaft. The wheel was elevated some distance from the floor and
was about to be shipped on the shaft, when it caught into something. Owing to
some unknown circumstances the men who had hold of the wheel loosed their grip
and it fell to the floor. SULLIVAN was standing near, and the wheel in its
descent fell on his foot, completely crushing his toes. He was taken to Peter
Siener’s drug store, on Wilder street, where the injured member was cared for
and was subsequently taken to his home on the same street.
FATAL FALL AT MIDNIGHT
Sad Death of Henry Lampert, The Well-Known Tanner
He Falls Sixteen Feet from a Ladder, Strikes Upon His Head, and Instantly Killed -
Discovery of His Body Lying in a Pool of Blood - The Case in the Hands of the Coroner.
One of the most distressing accidents that have been recorded in these
columns for a long time, occurred shortly before twelve o’clock last night.
DONNER & ZELLER are the proprietors of a German Sunday paper, which is
located at 72 Water street in a building owned by Henry LAMPERT. For a few days
the building has been undergoing repairs, and when the storm came up about ten o’clock
last evening, the water began to pour into the building and threatened to flood
the printing office. Mr. ZELLER went to Mr. LAMPERT’S house on St. Paul street
and informed him of the state of affairs. Mr. LAMPERT at once procured a light
and a coat and started for the office. There he procured a bunch of keys and
tried to get into the next door. Failing in this, he broke in a window, went up
stairs and broke in a door between the partitions, and tried to get up to the
next floor. He was unable to do so, and concluded to go down and try by another
flight of stairs to reach the roof. Mr. ZELLER offered to accompany him, but he
said there was no use of it; he could get along just as well alone. Mr. LAMPERT
went up stairs about 11:30, and was never again seen alive. Policeman CONNOLLY
was passing by DONNER’S office about 11:30, and noticed a light there and
heard talking. He asked what the matter was, and DONNER told him that Mr.
LAMPERT had gone up stairs to look for a leak that was ------ water in on the
p-----. He then went his beat and returning in about half an hour, asked whether
LAMPERT had come down yet. They told him he had not. CONNELLY had not noticed
any lights moving about on the roof, and immediately suspected that something
must have happened. DONNER and ZELLER were also uneasy and suggested that the
officer call him. CONNOLLY said that he would rap, as Mr. LAMPERT would be more
apt to hear it. He rapped several times and received no answer. He then called
out, "Mr. LAMPERT, are you there?" Again he received no reply. He was
now more than ever alarmed, and started down Water street to get Watchman
MacBRINE, who carried a lantern. McBRINE was only about half a block distant,
and the two came back together to DONNER’S office. CONNOLLY and ZELLER then
took the lantern and started up the stairway in search of the missing man,
CONNOLLY going first. When they were on the third flight looking ahead, the
officer saw a man’s foot and ankle hanging over the top step. When ZELLER saw
it, in his fright, he did not wait to see what was the matter, but started down
stairs. CONNOLLY went on, and reaching the top found Mr. LAMPERT lying in a pool
of blood, on his left side. He took hold of his pulse and cried out, "He is
dead." His shirt sleeve and vest were saturated with blood, which had
evidently flowed out of his nose and mouth. The dead man was lying at the foot
of an almost perpendicular ladder, which reaches from the fourth floor to a
trap-door in the roof. The height is about sixteen feet. Not far from him were
his hat, gum-coat, bunch of keys and hand lamp - the last badly battered. On
looking up at the trap our reporter saw that one corner of it was partially
pulled over the opening. The supposition is that Mr. LAMPERT had gone on the
roof and was returning. His hands were filled with the things he was carrying
and in endeavoring to shut the trap-door he must have lost his balance and
fallen head foremost to the floor beneath. This suggestion will explain the
position in which he was found, and the instant death, probably from breaking of
the neck. Connolly, after finding the body, returned and told the news to the
friends below and told MacBRINE to send word by telephone to the coroner and the
Democrat and Chronicle office. Dr. FARLEY soon appeared and they laid the body
out on a door in the room where the accident had happened. Coroner FARLEY then
went with CONNOLLY to break the news of the accident to the family, who reside
at the corner of Andrews and St. Paul street. They then proceeded to undertaker
JEFFREYS and he soon after prepared the corpse for burial. The body was taken to
the family residence this morning and an inquest will be held some time to-day.
Those who were taking to last night in reference to the accident were, most of
them well acquainted with the deceased. Many expressions of deep regret and
sorrow were uttered, and the unanimous verdict was that one of the best men of
the neighborhood had been lost by Mr. LAMPERT’S death. One man said "I
have lost my best friend, one who would do anything for a man in trouble."
Another regretted that, just when Mr. LAMPERT’S financial affairs were
becoming very bright and prosperous, he should have been called away from the
enjoyment of life and happiness. The deceased came to this city about sixteen
years ago from Nunda, where he carried on very successfully his business of
tanning. He opened a tannery on Mumford street, and for eight years was in
business there. He then built a large building at the corner of North Water and
Andrews streets, and enlarged the facilities for business. Many men have been in
his employ, and he gained their friendship and good will by his honest, generous
dealings with them. The family of the deceased consists of four daughters and
one son. The son is the youngest child and is about twelve years of age. The
oldest daughter is about twenty-five.
REV. CHARLES E. FURMAN, D. D.
The subject of this sketch has been known to the people of Western New York
for nearly sixty years. Although he had been an invalid for several years, the
announcement of his death will bring surprise to many of his friends and will be
a source of profound sorrow to all who knew him. He had lived a long and
eventful life, had done valiant service in his Master’s cause, and at last
laid down his cross only to assume the victor’s crown. Mr. FURMAN was born in
Clinton, Duchess county, December 13, 1801. He graduated from Union college in
1820 and Auburn theological seminary in 1823. For a year after leaving the
seminary he acted as agent of the American tract society in the state of Ohio.
He afterward preached a year at Fort Wayne, being the first Presbyterian
minister that ever preached there. He then came east on a visit, and before his
return he received a call to the Presbyterian church at Clarkson. He concluded
to accept the call, and filled the pulpit for five years and a half. He then
went to Hamilton, Canada, and remained two years, leaving on account of the
Canadian rebellion. He came to Rochester, and acted as stated supply for the
Brick church during one winter. He then preached eight years at Victor, and
about the same length of time at Medina. In 1857 his health failed him, and he
came to Rochester, where he had since resided, making his home with his
daughter, Mrs. Martin BRIGGS. After coming to Rochester he acted for five years
as agent for the Bible society. He had not had a regular charge for more than
twenty years, but had at different times filled the pulpits of the churches in
Chili, Gates, Brighton and Clarkson. For five years he had been out of health
and for the last two years had been confined to the house. His pain was
incessant and excruciating and since Monday he has been under the influence of
opiates. He parred away quietly at 6 o’clock last evening, at the residence of
Martin BRIGGS, 181 State street. Five children survive him, Mrs. Edward FRENCH,
Lancaster, N. Y.; Mrs. Samuel ROOT, Dubugue, Iowa; Mrs. Martin BRIGGS, Charles
E. FURMAN and Robert H. FURMAN, all of this city. The time of the funeral will
be announced hereafter.
DEATH OF LUTHER A. ALLEN
A private letter from John F. BURRILL, grand secretary of the grand lodge of Mason of Illinois, informs us of the death, at Springfield, Ill., on the 5th of June, of Luther A. ALLEN, and that his remains were taken in charge by Elwood commandery, number O, K. T., stationed there, and were deposited in Oak Ridge cemetery, "with full knightly honors." the grand secretary adds: "Elwood commandery united with Monroe in mourning the loss of so true and courteous a knight, and one so universally beloved for his many manly qualities." The deceased was a historic character in Masonic annals in this city. It is several years since he removed to Illinois and settled in Springfield, but he has preferred to retain his early Masonic connections here; hence he died an honored member of Valley lodge, Hamilton chapter and Monroe commandery. Luther A. ALLEN was one of the nine companions (all now deceased) who assisted in reinstituting the chapter, February 6th, 1846, and at that time was elected secretary, an office which he held for only one year, and soon after his name is absent from the records.
Through the courtesy of C. C. GIFFORD, we learn that he affiliated with
Valley Lodge No. 109, September 1st, 1846, being one of the earliest
to join this lodge after the organization, September 9th, 1845. The
only older member known to be surviving is William H. CHENEY, who, we
understand, is now unfortunately seriously sick. He received the orders of
knighthood in Monroe Commandery, No. 12, about the year 1849. To the active
masons of the present day his name is scarcely more than a tradition, but the
fact of his continued membership here has imparted to his name a patriarchal
character, and as such his death will be lamented by our numerous brethren, who
will bear it in grateful remembrance that the chivalric knights of the city of
Springfield held our dead fr??re and brother in such high esteem as to pay his
remains knightly honors even without the formality of a request from the
officers of old Monroe. Sir Knight ALLEN was in the 74th year of his
A DARING ROBBERY
Three young men entered the office of Henry WILSON’S flour mills on North
Water street, and watching their opportunity, one of them rifled the money
drawer of its contents. There were but six dollars in the till at the time, and
the young robbers were probably disappointed in that they expected to find more.
One of the employes in the mill saw the robbery, and running into the office
seized one of the desparadoes. He gave his name as Conrad GILLEN, and Officer
ALLEN being summoned, the evil doer was taken to the police station.
MORSE - SCOFIELD - In Freeport, Ill., June 8, 1880, at the First Presbyterian
church, by Rev. H. D. JENKINS, Mr. Edward W. MORSE, of this city, and Miss Alice
L. SCOFIELD, of Freeport.
FURMAN - Entered into rest, Thursday, June 10, 1880, Rev. Charles E. FURMAN,
D. D., in the 79th year of his age.
-Funeral from the house, 181 State street, half-past 2, and from the Brick church at 3 p.m., Sunday.
LAMPERT - In this city, June 10, 1880, suddenly, Henry LAMPERT, aged 56
-Notice of funeral hereafter.
A NEGRO HUNG FOR MURDER
Kettesville, June 11 - John KRAPP, a negro, was hanged to-day for killing
Noah FORREST at Forrest Green, Christmas. Four thousand people witnessed the
ARRESTED FOR COUNTERFEITING
St. Louis, June 11 - Charles HILL, a lawyer, was arrested on a charge of
counterfeiting. In a sleeping room, adjoining the office, was found a
counterfeitor’s outfit. One BUCKINGHAM, who was in the office at the time, was
Kate SIDNEY, well known in this city as the keeper at one time of the Emmet
house, opposite Falls Field, yesterday noon attempted to commit suicide by
jumping off Vincent place bridge into the water. Officer DEAN with assistance
from some bystanders, rescued her and took her to the police station. She was
intoxicated and evidently insane. She declared her intention to try again when
she gets the chance, to end her miserable life.
NEW YORK STATE
The Latest News by Mail and our Own Special Correspondents
Judge DWIGHT is making rapid headway clearing the calendar of the circuit court.
The new steamer Urbana, of the Lake Keuka line, was successfully launched at Hammondsport, on the 8th inst. It is expected that the steamer will be finished by July 1st.
Editor McCONNELL, of the Penn Yan Democrat, launched his new steam yacht
Wednesday. He will complete it by adding the name of the nominee of the
General Chester A. ARTHUR, the Republican candidate for the vice presidency, was born in Perry in 1831, at the time his father was the honored pastor of the village Baptist church.
An aged lady, Mrs. DUDLEY, of Attica, was struck by engine 517 on the 7th, and considerably bruised and cut, yet the physicians hope she is not fatally injured. She was hit by the cross beam in front of the locomotive.
The suits of old clothes and the tools with which the burglary of Wygant’s store was effected have been found in a wheat field on the east shore of Silver lake. The clothes have been recognized as having been worn by a couple of tramps the day of the burglary.
The post office and grocery store of R. S. WILDER, at Fairview, was burglarized a few nights since. About fifty dollars worth of goods were taken, including postage stamps and stamped envelopes. Two tramps were tracked to Arcade, all the goods being found on them.
Tuesday evening after the news of the nomination of GARFIELD, the Republicans
of Wellsville got out the cannon and fired several salutes. A team driven by
George PIERCE passed near where the cannon was soon to be fired. The boys told
PIERCE to hurry and they would wait until he got past. Mr. PIERCE replied
"fire away, my team won’t run." They fired, and the horses jumped.
The seat with two ladies was overturned. One lady was thrown to the ground and
the other into a pan of eggs in the wagon. Medical assistance was promptly
rendered. The lady who was thrown to the ground, Mrs. LEWIS, was seriously
injured, the other slightly. Wednesday morning Mrs. LEWIS died. There is
considerable feeling over the fatal result.
Richard S. BORRADAILE is building a new store at Sodus Center.
Frank GEMUNG has been transferred from the telegraph office at Lyons to one at Lockport.
The schooner Lillian, cleared from Sodus Point on Thursday, loaded with coal for Pultneyville.
Rev. Mr. TRIPP, pastor of the Presbyterian church at Sodus village, is confined to his house with inflammatory rheumatism.
Edward BOYD of Sodus, has been appointed telegraph operator at Pike’s station, on the Rochester and State Line railroad.
S. H. CLARKE, a Clyde granger, whose farm is partly within the village corporation, has set out twenty thousand tomato plants.
Post Dwight, G. A. R., of Sodus village, will have a strawberry and ice cream festival at the Grand Army hall Wednesday evening, June 16th.
Rev. A. A. LASON, has terminated his engagement with the Christian church, at Alton, and the Rev. William OLIN, of Rochester, has engaged to supply the vacancy with a view of permanently settling there.
Bryon MOODY, of the town of Huron, who received a compound fracture of the right cheek bone while digging out a large chestnut stump on Lake Bluff, as recorded in our issue of May 24th, has gone to Rochester to consult Dr. MOORE and have him make an attempt to replace the pieces in their former position.
The sloop Ella Jane, arrived at Sodus Point Wednesday from the Bay of Quinta,
loaded with fish. She had a stormy passage, having come far enough to sight the
light at Sodus Point Monday night. She was struck by a squall which took away
part of her rigging, when she was obliged to put about and was driven before the
wind, back to the Canadian shore.
Jacob CORL died at his home in Seneca Falls on Tuesday morning. He had been
ill but a short time of rheumatic fever. He had lived in Seneca Falls nearly
half a century. He had been justice of the peace and of the sessions, and clerk
of the judiciary committee during two sessions of the state senate, and was
deputy postmaster at Seneca Falls for eight years. Formerly a Democrat, he
became a Republican at the first election of Lincoln. Mr. CORL was a mason, of
Pocahontas lodge, under whose charge his funeral will be conducted on Friday.
John BROUGHAM’S will leaves his wardrobe to his faithful servant, and the balance of his estate to Annie Deland FINNEGAN.
It is understood that the World has changed hands and is now owned and controlled by Cyrus W. FIELD and Jay GOULD.
The supreme court has rendered a decision refusing to vacate the order of arrest against Dion BONCICAULT. The order arose out of a divorce suit, and was made on the ground that he was about leaving for England.
In the justice’s court at Johnston, R. I., Friday, the boy, Walter WINDSOR, was adjudged probably guilty of murdering Miss Amelia POTTER and committed to await trial. He took little apparent interest in the proceedings. In leaving the court room he stepped up to a relative and said, "If I had a chance I’d paralyse you."
Agatha DOCKRELL, aged twelve, a school girl, in the woods near South Fordham,
was seized by an unknown tramp Friday morning, and dragged into the bushes,
where the ruffian with a jack knife cut off her curly hair. The noise of a
person approaching frightened the fellow from the commission of a worse crime..
The population are in pursuit.
A WIDOW’S CLAIM
Few readers of the Democrat & Chronicle have forgotten the sudden death
of Patrick KEARNEY a little less than a year ago, which was caused by a fall in
the Duffy building on Aqueduct street. His widow has now brought suit against
George H. THOMPSON, who had Mr. KEARNEY either in his employ or associated with
him as a contractor. The action seeks the recovery of an alleged loan of several
thousand dollars and an accounting of the affairs of the late Mr. KEARNEY who,
as Mrs. KEARNEY alleges, had a partnership interest in Mr. THOMPSON’S
business. The partnership is denied by the defendant.
Brief Items of News Found Near the Station House
Mary McLAUGHLIN got thirty days being intoxicated.
Mose N. DELBY paid two dollars for the privilege of assaulting John TRUMBY.
W. H. DOSEY, the colored prisoner from Horseheads, was taken to the M. C. P.
Charles LINK was arrested yesterday and fined five dollars for allowing his dog to run at large.
Kate O’CONNORS, who drank too much seltzer on Thursday, was sent to the M. C. P. for thirty days.
Sam SMITH, a colored man from Syracuse, charged with drunkenness, was sent to the penitentiary for thirty days.
Conrad KILLIAN, the young man accused of stealing five dollars from Wilson’s flour mill, was paroled until called for.
George F. JOHNSON was arrested yesterday, charged with violating thee ordinance relative to hackmen. He will be tried on the 16th.
Julia BELL, an insane woman, attempted to commit suicide yesterday by jumping
in the river. She was arrested and sent to jail, where a medical examination
will be held.
THE DANGEROUS TRAP
Painful Accident to James Sabey Yesterday Afternoon
James SABEY, of the firm of SABEY & Son, batters, number 92 East Main
street, met with quiet a serious accident yesterday afternoon about 5 o’clock.
In the rear of the store there is a trap door leading into the cellar, and
situated behind one of the counters. A young man went down cellar for something,
and left the trap door open. Mr. SABEY having some business in the rear of the
store, started back, and not seeing the open door, walked off. He fell some
feet, striking upon the stairs, injuring him upon the chest and also upon the
head. He was taken to his home, 56 East avenue, where he was attended by Dr.
SUMNER. The injuries though pronounced by the physician not fatal or even very
serious, are of course exceedingly painful.
KILLED ON THE TRACK
An Old Man Struck by the Atlantic Express Yesterday.
An old tramp called at the office of George G. BROWN, overseer of the poor,
at Fairport, yesterday morning and asked for a pass to Syracuse, where he said
he could get employment. The overseer refused the pass and the old gentleman,
aged about sixty, started to walk to Syracuse on the railroad track. When he was
about half a mile east of Fairport, he saw a train coming and stepped on the
other track. The Atlantic express was going east on this track and struck him,
killing him instantly. Coroner MORRISON was summoned from this city. He
concluded to adjourn the inquest to Monday morning.
DEATH BY LIGHTNING
During the terrible thunder storm which raged last Thursday evening, the
house in Belooda occupied by a DeBAUGH family was struck by lightning and Mrs.
DeBAUGH instantly killed. Mr. DeBAUGH, his wife and child, had retired for the
night. About 10 o’clock he was awakened in a dazed condition by a blinding
flash and terrible crash. When he recovered from the fright he looked around and
discovered that his wife by his side was dead, and that their child had
experienced a severe shock. The house was injured by the freaks of the lightning
considerably. Three posts were shattered, the plastering thrown down and the
bed-stead damaged. The property is known as the old Joseph LONGLEY house.
Jay RIAL is in New YorkJ. T. CALLAGHAN, D. D., Cincinnati, is stopping at the Osburn.
County Clerk E. A. FROST returned from the Chicago convention yesterday. He expresses his confidence in GARFIELD’S election.
Among those admitted to the bar at Buffalo, yesterday, was Samuel E. SELDEN of this city.
We notice in the Freeport (Ill.) Journal two columns giving an account of the marriage of E. W. MORSE, one of our popular young men, to Miss Alice L. SCOFIELD. Judging from the number of guests, their toilets and the number of presents given "to the bride," it must have been a brilliant affair.
The following from the Oneida Democratic Union refers to a former well-known resident of this city: "Joseph ZORN, foreman of the wood shop in the casket works, was on Saturday last agreeably surprised with a solid silver tobacco box, which was presented by the workmen of his department. This token of regard was not only duly appreciated by Mr. ZORN, but also afforded a degree of satisfaction to the firm, as it bore evidence of that harmony among their employes without which satisfactory progress cannot be made."
Fred R. WREN, who has been at Chicago during the past season, has returned to Buffalo, and may appear at one of our city theaters in a few weeks. He became a great favorite in Chicago.
David WARD, of Toronto, the backer and trainer of HANLAN, passed through the city, yesterday, enroute for Providence.
George B. BRADLY, Conway; E. W. PAIGE, Schenectady; Frank J. FLAGG, G. Clinton BLISS, Rud UNGER, of New York, are among the recent arrivals at the Osburn house.
J. O. PIERCE, Boston; H. L. RICH, Newburg, O.; A. G. GRAHAM, Clyde; J. C. ELWOOD, New York; D. C. CUMMINGS, Watertown; D. C. FROST, Springfield, Mass.; D. B. REED, Westfield; Daniel FORD, Mohawk; and Frank GREENE, Pittsburg, are among the late arrivals at the Waverley house.
Daniel McCOOL, assistant superintendent of the Central-Hudson road is registered at the Brackett house.
Among the recent arrivals at the Brackett house are noted R. B. STONE, Bradford, Pa.; J. H. MAURICE, St. Louis; S. D. WILLARD, Geneva; R. W. FRENCH, Chicago; and John C. HALBROOK, Syracuse.
George W. MILLER, one of the most eminent lawyers, of Albany, is at the Congress.
L. PORTER, Grand Rapids, Mich.; E. L. MURRAY, Buffalo; E. H. DAVY, Medina;
and George WIARD, Batavia, are at the Congress hall.
DEATH OF ISAAC HELLEMS
Isaac HELLEMS, who lived to the good old age of seventy-four years, died
Friday morning at his residence, 12 Oak street - in the house built by his own
hands thirty-two years ago, and occupied by him ever since as his place of
residence. He was a good old man, known and respected by scores of people in
Rochester and vicinity. Every one of those who ever knew him will sincerely
regret to learn that he is gone. Mr. HELLEMS was the son of a native of
Pennsylvania, and was born in Canada, near St. Catherines. He came to Rochester
in the year 1827, and for many years plied his trade as a successful carpenter
and builder. He was identified with many memorable events and incidents in the
early history of the city. He took an active part in advocating and working for
the establishment of the ten-hour system for working people, and was one of
those who actually hired and paid a man for ringing the court house bell at 7 o’clock
every morning and at 6 o’clock every evening - thus impressing his point more
forcibly on the minds of the people. He was one of the early assessors of the
city, was a school trustee of old number 5 district, was a very active pioneer
fireman and one of the first members of fire company number 3. He was also a
respected member of the Universalist church. From many of the walks of life
wherein he was formerly very active he has been missed for several years, and
now a few of his old associates who survive him will sincerely lament that he is
no more. Some time ago Mr. HELLEMS was stricken down with malerial fever, of
which he suffered a long siege. This disease was followed by rheumatism, and
gradually pain made its deep mark upon the old gentleman’s vitality, finally
effacing it altogether. He leaves a son and a daughter - Charles HELLEMS and
Mrs. Caroline WAY - both of this city. Brothers and sisters residing near St.
Catherines, Ont., survive him. The funeral will take place this afternoon at 3 o’clock,
at the house, 12 Oak street.
A RESPECTED CITIZEN DEAD
We are called upon to announce the death of a well known and respected
citizen in the person of Michael McNALLY, who departed this life on Friday
afternoon. Deceased has resided in our midst for nearly the past quarter of a
century, and in his various walks of life was recognized as a man of strict
integrity; quiet and unobtrusive in his manners; a good friend and charitable in
his relations. His illness, although of brief duration, was borne with christian
forbearance. De ceased leaves a wife and five children to regret his loss. The
latter include Mrs. Hugh McGUIRE, Mrs. Daniel FLARITY, Miss Kitty, John H. and
Terrence V. McNALLY. The funeral services will take place this morning at 8 o’clock,
from St. Mary’s Church.
SUICIDE BY PARIS GREEN
John FORD, of 42 Pinnacle avenue, committed suicide yesterday by taking Paris
green. He had had some family difficulty and spent Friday night at the Caledonia
hotel. He threatened to take the dose that evening, but postponed it until
yesterday morning. The poor authorities were notified at noon and he was taken
to the city hospital where he died at 2 o’clock. His age is about fifty.
Coroner FARLEY held an inquest, and a verdict was rendered in accordance with
the above facts.
DEATH OF JOHN D. WALLACE
John D. WALLACE, well known in this city in his connection with the wholesale
department of Burke, FitzSimons, Hone & Co., died yesterday, at his
residence on North St. Paul street. Mr. WALLACE has been in ill-health for some
time, and his death was not unexpected. The family has been frequently visited
with misfortune in the past few years. Only three years ago his eldest sister
died, and since then his father and mother also. All that now remains are two
sisters. Mr. WALLACE will be much missed both in business (didn’t get the
A CRAZY DRUNKARD
Matt PFISTNER, who resides on Franklin street, was brought to the police
station about one o’clock this morning. PFISTNER was released from the Utica
insane asylum a few months ago, where he had been confined two years. It was
thought that he was cured, but this did not prove to be the case. He went on a
spree about two weeks ago, and has been in a drunken condition ever since.
Yesterday morning he attempted to kill his wife with a large knife, which was
taken from him before he had done any harm. Later in the day he purchased a
large pruning knife, and going home again, attempted to murder his wife. He
secured her in a room, but she made her escape, and complained to Officer LOOS,
who arrested PFIESNER, and gave him a cell in the station house.
Brief Items of News Found Near the Station House
Business was light at the police office yesterday
James McILROY, the drunkard, was sent to the penitentiary for half a year.
Chief of Police DWYER, of Utica, was a visitor at the police station last evening.
Joseph McCIMENS is the name of a fellow brought to the police station about midnight by Policeman BURNS, who found him drunk and disorderly upon his beat.
Burglars broke into the meat market of John FISCHER, number 115 Lyell avenue, Friday night, and robbed the money drawer of about six dollars. An entrance was effected through a side window. No clues.
William McBELLISH became intoxicated last evening and ran his head against
the mail box on a lamp post near the swing bridge on Exchange street, and
inflicted a severe scalp wound. He was taken to the police station by Officers
RIES and JOHNSTON, where Dr. PIERCE dressed the wound.
B. F. ANGEL, Geneseo, is at the Congress hall.
Hon. W. B. WOODIN, Auburn, is registered at the Brackett house.
R. DORNEY, agent of Augustin DALY’S combinations, is at the Brackett house.
A. M. LITTLE, president of the Glen Falls Insurance company, is stopping at the Waverly house.
The genial face of Joseph O’CONNOR, of the Buffalo Courier, was seen on our streets yesterday.
Miss Sallie REBER and Miss May LENNOX, of the "Piratee" opera company, are at the Osburn house.
J. B. VAN EVERY, of the Western Union telegraph company, New York, and son, are at the Osburn house.
Colonel R. R. ROGERS died at his residence in Lyons, June 10th, after a very painful illness of about four weeks.
F. W. ANDREWS and sister, Bradford, Pa., C. RICHMOND and wife, New York, and Charles E. HILL, Connecticut, are at the Brackett.
A. T. WILLIAMS, formerly proprietor of the Waverly house, and wife are sojourning in the city, stopping at the house they once resided over.
Rev. Dr. ANTICE and wife, will leave this city for New York to-morrow, from whence they will sail for Europe Thursday, in the city of Montreal.
George W. ELLIOTT, of this city, delivers the commencement address before the literary societies of Cazenovia seminary, on Monday evening, on "Shall We Have the Empire!"
Among the late arrivals at the Osburn house are noted Justin WHITTIER, Boston; H. W. RATHBONE and wife, Joseph BAILEY, W. D. ADAMS, New York, and P. MURPHY, Pittsburg.
C. M. COOLIDGE ("Kash"), of this city, departed yesterday, en route to West Virginia, where he will spend a short and presumably pleasant summer vacation among the mountains.
John GARDNER and wife, Oswego; C. H. ARMSTRONG and wife, Youngstown, O.; C. C. CHADWICK, New York, and L. P. SHOOK, Cleveland, are among the late arrivals at the Waverly house.
B. O. SPENCER, Utica; N. T. JENKINS, Boston; H. M. SMUCK and wife, Hanover, Pa.; T. E. COLEWELL, Syracuse, and William R. PINDSOR, Elliotville, are among the late arrivals at the Whitcomb house.
A. N. REYNOLDS and wife, Springfield, Mass.; G. M. MORGAN, Boston; J. H. SULLIVAN, Syracuse, and M. A. LAMEREAUX, wife and daughter, New Orleans, are among the late arrivals at the Congress hall.
Prof. F. M. BEAL, the elocutionist of this city, will start Monday evening
for Bowdoin college, to drill the graduating class in oratory. He accepts this
invitation at the urgent request of the Bowdoin people, who have acquired a
profound admiration for his abilities as an orator and teacher of elocution.
This is certainly a high compliment for Rochester’s representative
elocutionist. Better still, it is richly deserved. Prof. BEAL is highly
appreciated in Rochester, and an evidence of this proposition is shown in the
fact that, had he remained in the city, it was the purpose of several Free
academy graduates and others to place themselve under his instruction and
training before taking part in the graduating exercises.
A. V. DENIO has changed his location to the barn, 18 Pleasant street. He has
a slate at Coolidge’s drug-store, 124 East Main street, where orders may be
left for the use of his family coupe. Stand, corner of Clinton and East Main
HELLEMS - In this city, June 11th, 1880, Isaac HELLEMS, aged 74
years, 2 months and 20 days.
-Funeral from the residence, 12 Oak street, at 3 o’clock Sunday afternoon. Friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend.
LAMPERT - In this city, suddenly, June 10, 1880, Henry LAMPERT, aged 56
-Funeral at his late residence, 36 North St. Paul street, Monday morning at 11 o’clock.
McNALLY - In this city, on the afternoon of the 11th inst., of
inflammation of the lungs, Michael McNALLY, aged 69 years, 5 months and 16 days.
-Funeral from his late residence number 73 Manhattan street, to-day (Sunday) at 7:30 o’clock, and from St. Mary’s church at 8 o’clock. Friends of the family are invited to attend.
BLOWN TO PIECES
The Result Upon his Father’s Store of John Rhineschmidt’s Powder Experiment
New York Sun. June 12.
A whole house was blown to pieces by a firecracker, at Wynockie, Passaic county, N. J., on Thursday afternoon. There was a town meeting in progress, at which the inhabitants of the neighborhood were present, the question under consideration being what should be done in consequence of a late decision of the courts holding the township liable for a large amount of bonds that had been subscribed toward building the Montclair railroad. While the meeting was in progress a terrific explosion was heard. Hastening to the spot, the started taxpayers found the house of Daniel RHINESCHMIDT lying in ruins in the cellar. It was a two and a half story frame building, the lower part being occupied by Mr. RHINESCHMIDT’s country store, while the upper part was occupied by Mr. RHINESCHMIDT’s oldest son and family. Fortunately all of these were out at the time. While the throng were looking at the ruins there was a movement in the rubbish, and a human form emerged. It was Mr. RHINESCHMIDT’s youngest son, John, about eighteen or nineteen years of, who had been left in charge of the store. His clothing was all torn from his body, and he was black with burns from head to foot. He is terribly injured, but it is thought he will recover. He had undertaken to explode a fire-cracker, but it failed to go off. Then he brought out a keg containing about fifteen pounds of gunpowder, with which he proceeded to fill the wrapper of the unexploded fire-cracker. While he was pouring in the powder, holding it over the keg so that none of it would be spilled, the explosion occurred. It is supposed that there must have been left a spark in the wrapper of the fire-cracker, which set fire to the powder. The sides of the house were blown out, and the upper portion fell into the cellar. The building was worth between $700 and $800, but the greatest loss is in damaged goods, the store having been lately replenished with a large amount of stock. The total loss is estimated at from $4,000 to $5,000.
TORN BY BLOODHOUNDS
Moses Sprat Visits His Dog Kennel When Drunk, and Nearly Loses His Life
New York, June 12 - Moses SPRAT, an aged negro, lives on a small farm near Fairview, N. J. he was a slave on a plantation in Virginia before the war, and after his liberation he came north, and settled at his present home. He brought with him a thoroughbred bloodhound that his former master had owned, and for several years past he has made a living by rearing dogs of that breed for fanciers in this city and the vicinity. In the yard at the rear of his house he has a kennel, that is occupied by a number of bloodhounds. On Wednesday night last "Uncle Moses," as SPRAT is called, gave a party, to which he invited a number of his friends. SPRAT and his guests partook freely of applejack, and at midnight they were all very much exhilerated. While SPRAT was in this condition he went into the yard. As he was passing the kennel he spoke to the dogs, but the liquor he had drank had rendered his voice thick and unnatural, and the only response he received was a low growl, which showed that he was not recognized by his pets. This made the old negro very indignant, and in his intoxicated fury he picked up a stick and struck a powerful brute named Pomp a severe blow on the head. The maddened animal resented this with a terrible howl, broke its chain, sprang at SPRAT, seized him by the throat and hurled him to the ground. Another of the bloodhounds named Boz, also attacked him.
A desperate struggle ensued, and SPRAT was almost completely exhausted before his cries attracted the attention of his guests. They hurried to his assistance, and with clubs and stones, succeeded after a protracted battle, in beating off the infuriated animals. SPRAT’s clothing was torn to shreds, and his entire body was terribly cut and lacerated. A doctor was summoned from Hackensack, and he dressed the injured man’s wounds.
SPRAT, it is believed, will recover. He says he will not kill the dogs that
attacked him, because he had no business to get drunk, and he doesn’t wonder
they did not recognize him under the circumstances.
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Supervisor ROGERS is lying dangerously ill at his residence on Broad street.
WELLS & FULLER are building an addition to their hotel on Lake Bluff at Sodus bay.
C. D. GAYLORD, of Sodus village, was appointed town secretary for Sodus by the Sunday school convention recently held at Clyde.
A. M. WINEHESTER, who has been a business man in Sodus village for the past forty-five years, moved this week to Mansville, Jefferson county.
The parsonage of the Clyde Presbyterian church, it is understood, is soon to undergo a thorough renovation preparatory to its occupancy by the Rev. W. H. BATES, the pastor-elect of that society.
The hardware store of Rogers & Smith, of Sodus village, was burglarised last Thursday night. The burglars broke a large window pane in the rear of the store, entered and unbolted the rear door. They took considerable pocket cutlery and an amount of silverware to the amount of $150. There was some change in the money drawer which was not taken. No clue has been obtained as to who the burglars were.
Henry BUYS, captain of the tug Joseph E. SPINNEY, at Sodus Point, discovered two objects on Wednesday morning, near the buoy that had been anchored where Oscar HEWSON and Charles SERGEANT were drowned last week Thursday. He ran out there with the tug and discovered the bodies of the two unfortunate individuals. Mr. BUYS secured them with ropes and towed them ashore, and had their friends notified, who during the day procured coffins and had them buried.
About sixty years ago George BURRELL gave to the village of Clyde a tract of
land for a village park. The land was graded, walks made and trees set out. In
the course of time some of the trees died. Thirty-five years ago a number of
young men went to the woods where each one dug up a small tree and transplanted
it into the park and engaged to care for that particular tree till it was beyond
the need of care. The trees grew and in time became large trees. Four of that
party of young men have since died after passing the meridian of life, and, what
is very remarkable, the trees set out by the four respectively have also died.
L. L. SMITH & Co., of Waterloo, began to run their flour mills by steam last week.
Elder THOMAS, of Waterloo, gave his last lecture on the subject of evolution at the Disciples’ church on Sunday evening.
Large quantities of wheat are being brought into the Waterloo market. Farmers
who refused $1.42 per bushel last winter for their wheat are now selling at
Joel C. CLARK, of La Grange, has purchased of A. B. B. LUSK, of Batavia,
eighteen fine merino sheep, for shipment to Colorado in the fall. Conductor J.
O. PRESCOTT, the manager of all excursions on the Erie, and who looked after
several large excursion parties from Rochester last summer, has returned from
Colorado, and is looking after some attractive point, to which he can give low
rates over the Erie.
AGATHA DOCKRELL’S HAIR
How it was Shorn from her Head by a Rude Fellow on a Lonely Fordham Road.
N. Y. Sun, 12th
Agathy DOCKRELL is twelve years old, and she lives with her parents on Valentine avenue, near Fordham. She is a very pretty girl, and was especially admired for her long, glossy, brown hair, which was allowed to fall in luxurious freedom over her shoulders. It reached half way down to her waist. No barber’s scissors ever approached her head. Whatever attention was required was given by her mother. Hairdressers had offered to buy the long locks, but their offers were always refused.
Yesterday morning Agatha started for school. Her mother watched her down the road for a little while before she reentered the house. Half an hour later, looking, casually, out of the front window, she was astounded to see her daughter flying towards the house, hatless, and with a face pale with terror. But stranger yet, of all the mass of glossy brown hair that had waved over her shoulders in the morning, not a lock remained. She had got about half way, she said, between her home and the school, when she saw a rough-looking man seated by the wayside in a lonely part of the road. He arose as she approached, and she quickened her pace. But the tramp was too swift for her. Throwing his arm around her waist he asked for a lock of her hair. She struggled to break away, but she was held by a powerful arm. The fellow drew a large pair of scissors from his pocket, and then transferred his grasp from her waist to her hair. In another moment she was shorn of her tresses. All this time she had been screaming for aid at the top of her voice, but nobody responded, and the tramp, having finished his work, turned and ran away, while his victim hurried home.
The Tremont police were notified of the occurrence, but the girl had been so terrified that she had taken little notice of her assailant’s appearance. All that she remembered about him was that he had been very shabbily dressed.
"He may have sold the hair and spent the money for rum before this time," said the sergeant, yesterday afternoon. "We shall be lucky if we catch him, with such a description as has been given us; but our officers are looking for him."
In the afternoon a man entered a Fordham liquor saloon and said he had a
small article to dispose of cheap, "of a kind much in vogue among
ladies," and, as he had found it on the highway, he "would be willing
to sell it for two drinks and half a dollar." Unfortunately the man had
been in the same saloon before, trying to get a drink on credit, and the
thoughtless bartender kicked him out before he could show what was in his hat.
A boy and girl, aged eight and ten years respectively, the children of a Mr. HEPBURN, living at 24 North St. Paul street, went out walking yesterday afternoon and had not returned home by 10 o’clock. Their father thought them lost and reported at the police station.
SENT TO AUBURN
One of the Notorious Eagle Safe Burglars Disposed of
Thomas B. CARR, alias KEALY, alias Doc RYAN, one of the Eagle safe burglars
was convicted of burglary in Warsaw, Saturday afternoon, and sentenced to ten
year’s imprisonment at hard labor in Auburn state prison. The warden of the
Illinois state penitentiary identified him as having served a term of three
years in that institution, and in consequence of this the judge gave him the
full extent of the law. He will be taken to Auburn this morning.
Mr. Reche Run Over by a Runaway Horse Yesterday
Yesterday morning at half-past 10 o’clock as Dr. WHITE’s hostler was
leading the doctor’s horse hitched to a buggy from the barn to the office
door, the animal suddenly shied and broke away from the hostler. Running through
Lancaster and across Court street the buggy came in collision with a lamp-post
on the corner of Court and Clinton streets, and was left there a total wreck.
Continuing along the horse ran over F. RECHE, who happened to be walking along
the sidewalk in front of Dr. WHITE’S house at the time. Mr. RECHE was
violently thrown to the ground, and received severe injuries about the head and
face. He was taken into Dr. WHITE’S office and his wounds dressed. Mr. RECHE
is a coal dealer, and lives at number 18 Howard street. The horse was captured
on East Main street.
DEATH OF EX-SENATOR BAYARD
Wilmington, Del., June 13 - Ex-Senator James A. BAYARD died this morning. The death was hastened by a fall while descending stairs recently. His son Senator BAYARD was present at the time of his death.
James A, BAYARD, was born November 15, 1799. From 1851 to 1864 he was United
States senator and chairman of the judiciary committee and a member of the
library and public grounds committee. He was re-elected in 1863 but resigned in
January, 1864. In April, 1867, he was appointed to a seat in the senate in the
place of George H. RIDDLE, deceased and elected. He was a delegate to the New
York convention of 1868.
A MURDERER HUNG
Warren, Ark., June 13 - William BINNS was hung Friday, for the murder of
Corporal EDWARDS in 1879. Both were colored. The cause was jealousy. BINNS was
cool, protested his innocence, and died after a fearful struggle. Dora COOK
(colored), BINNS’s accomplice, had the sentence of death commuted to
twenty-one years imprisonment.
A DAUGHTER WHO LOVED HER MOTHER
Passiac, N. J., June 13 - The thirteen-year-old daughter of a wealthy
resident named CALLENDER has been prostrated by brain fever because the court
decided that she must leave her mother and live with her father, who procured a
divorce from his wife.
COLLISION WITH AN ICEBERG
St. Johns, N. F., June 13 - The British war steamer Flamingo returned here
yesterday, having been damaged by a collision during a dense fog with an iceberg
ten miles from shore. The vessel was proceeding slowly, to which fact is due her
escape from total and instant destruction. It is believed that the injuries can
be easily repaired.
A MYSTERIOUS MURDER
Indianapolis, June 18 - the body of James WILLIAMS (colored) was found in the
woods near Lawrence, with the head crushed into a shapeless mass. At his cabin
his wife was found on the floor unconscious, with her skull crushed. Recovery is
doubtful. There is no clue to the murderer.
A DEAF MUTE KILLED
Utica, June 13 - Anna CORLISS, aged seventeen, a deaf mute from Watertown,
while playing in a dumb waiter of the deaf mute institute at Rome to-day was
Birmingham June 13 - During a runaway yesterday S. SPINNING and wife were
thrown from their carriage. Mrs. SPINNING was fatally injured.
SEVEN FISHERMEN DROWNED
Portland, Ore., June 13 - Seven fishermen are reported drowned yesterday on
the Columbia river bar. It is believed that a number of others perished.
St. Thomas, Ont., June 13 - A stable here burned Saturday with nine horses,
including John D. RYSYKE, valued at $6,000. The total loss was $10,000.
WALLACE - In this city, on Saturday, June 12th, John D. WALLACE.
-The funeral will take place at 8 ½ o’clock Tuesday morning, from the residence, 126 North St. Paul street, and at 9 o’clock from St. Paul street, and at 9 o’clock from St. Patrick’s cathedral.
STEEL - In this city, at the residence of her grandmother, Mrs. Sarah STEEL,
Susan F., daughter of Henry and Emma HARRISON STEEL, aged 15 years and 2 months.
-Funeral from the residence, number 159 North Clinton street at 2 ½ o’clock in the afternoon of Tuesday, June 15, 1880. Friends of the family are invited to attend.
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About noon Monday, W. S. P. COCKER, a prominent produce buyer of Spencerport,
was taken with a sudden fit of sleepiness and sat down on the postoffice steps,
when he almost immediately fell back in a swoon, from which he recovered after
some moments. Medical aid was called, and after a time he was able to be carried
home in a carriage. It is not known what caused the attack.
The steam saw and planing mill at Livonia Station, belonging to George N. HALLOCK, that was burned March 30th, has been rebuilt, and commenced running again Monday of this week.
Mrs. Sarah A. PRATT, an old resident, died at her home at Livonia Center last Saturday, of consumption. She was sixty-three years of age. Rev. Samuel PRATT, pastor of the Presbyterian church at Campbelltown, Steuben county, is a son of the deceased.
Frederick WESTBROOK, of Canadice, one of the oldest settlers of Ontario
county, died at the residence of his son in Alabama, Genesee county, last
Saturday, at the advanced age of ninety-three years. His remains were brought to
his native town on Monday for burial.
A lawn festival will be held on Tuesday evening at the residence of George COOK, in Waterloo, by the ladies of St. Paul’s guild. The Hobart college glee club will sing upon the occasion.
On Thursday last Wesley ROBLIN, of Seneca Falls, while working in one of the shops of Rumsey & Co., had his hand caught in the machinery and much injured. The flesh was torn from the palm.
The cards of invitation are issued for the marriage of Miss Ida SERVEN and Horatio A. MARSHALL, of Waterloo, which will be solemnised Wednesday morning. Rev. M. D. KNEELAND will officiate.
The ladies of the Presbyterian church in Waterloo announce a strawberry and ice cream festival for Thursday evening. As an extra attraction there will be readings by Mrs. Helen EDDY and singing by Miss BENNETT, of Geneva.
The sports of the boys of the Seneca Falls high school on Saturday afternoon
were witnessed by a large number of people. The rain interfered somewhat with
the games and the entries were too few, there being in some competitions only
one or two entries. The following are the winner of the games:
Throwing base ball - Thomas MILLS, of Waterloo
Standing jump -L. F. GIROUX, of Seneca Falls
Standing high jump - J. V. P. LARZALERE, Waterloo.
Running high jump - C. A. GENUNG, Waterloo, first - 4 feet 10 inches.
Running high jump - J. V. LARZALERE, Waterloo, second - 4 feet six inches
Running broad jump - L. F. GIROUX, first
Running broad jump - F. O’CONNOR, Waterloo, second
Running hop, skip and jump - F. O’CONNOR, first - 37 feet 9 inches
Running hop, skip and jump - L. F. GIROUX, second - 37 feet 2 inches
One hundred yards dash - C. A. GENUNG, 12 ½ seconds
One-mile wald — RYAN, Seneca Falls
Charles PAGE, of Geneva, had his leg broken by a kick in the game of foot-ball.
IN HARD LUCK
Charles NICHOLS, of Ontario county, was sentenced to the Monroe county
penitentiary six months ago, for petit larceny. He served out his term, and
yesterday was released. No sooner was he given his liberty than he was
rearrested by an officer from Canandaigua, who was armed with a warrant accusing
NICHOLS with stealing harnesses, buffalo robes, etc., at various times and
places in Ontario county last winter. The officer and prisoner took the train
for Canandaigua last evening.
A CHILD’S THIRST
A serious accident occurred to a little child of Charles YATES, residing at
number 15 Davis street, yesterday morning, which was painful though not
necessarily fatal in its results. It seems that a brother of Mr. YATES is
troubled with rheumatism and as a remedy he has a preparation of ammonia and
anise which he keeps in his room. Yesterday morning, after using it, he
neglected to place it out of reach, and the little one toddling into the room,
picked up the bottle and commenced to drink its contents. Hearing its screams,
the mother rushed in and perceiving at a glance what had transpired, sent a
messenger in hot haste for Dr. STILLWELL. On his arrival, he found that the
mucous membrane of the whole throat and mouth had been burned off by the action
of the ammonia. An emetic and antidote were administered and it is thought that
the child will recover.
TROUBLE ON ALLEN STREET
Complaint was made at the police office yesterday afternoon that there was a
crowd of drunken men who were disturbing the peace on Allen street. Officers
LAUER, FRANK, HYNES and MITCHELL were dispatched to quell the disorder, and upon
arriving at Allen street arrested James CRONAN, Thomas GAVIN, Matthew PETERSON
and Thomas ROBINSON, who were all drunk and engaged in kicking in windows and
otherwise creating a disturbance. They were taken to the police court, where
they were placed on trial, found guilty and fined each five dollars. They paid
SUDDEN DEATH OF SUSAN F. STEEL
Sunday was children’s day in many churches, and at the North Methodist
church extensive decorations were made for the occasion on Saturday afternoon
and evening. Among those assisting in the work was Miss STEEL, a pupil in Mrs.
L. S. FOOTE’S Sunday school class. She worked until late in the evening, and
it is believed that she got chilled by going out into the night air after being
overbeaten. When she reached her grandmother’s home on Clinton street, she was
very ill and grew rapidly worse. She died three hours after leaving the church.
At the services on Sunday Mrs. FOOTE’S class appeared in mourning for their
A FATAL DISPUTE
Como, Miss., June 14 - W. BAILEY, a respected farmer, was shot and killed by
one SPIVEY Saturday in a dispute about land. The murderer was arrested.
ONE KILLED AND ONE INJURED
Jersey City, June 14 - Thomas BURNS was killed and Patrick FALEN seriously
injured to-night by a train here.
BARKER - CONANT - On Wednesday, June 2d, at the residence of the bride’s
father, in Palmyra, Mr. Edmund BARKER, of Rochester, and Miss Jennie T., only
daughter of Ezra CONANT, esq., of Palmyra. The ceremony was performed by the
Rev. Lewis HARTSOUGH, of Fort Dodge, Iowa. - No cards.
STEEL - In this city, at the residence of her grandmother, Mrs. Sarah STEEL,
Susan F., daughter of Henry and Emma HARRISON STEEL, aged 15 years and 2 months.
-Funeral from the residence, number 159 North Clinton street at 2 ½ o’clock this (Tuesday) afternoon. Friends of the family are invited to attend.
DEATH OF DR. J. L. CURTIS
The many friends of Dr. J. L. CURTIS, of Batavia, will learn with regret of
his sudden death in that village yesterday morning. He was taken with bleeding
of the lungs and before his friends could realize his danger he had passed away.
Dr. CURTIS had a large practice in this city, and his death will be mourned by
hundreds who owe their existence to-day to his skill. He was highly esteemed by
all who knew him. It is thought that the loss of his only son, a few months ago,
wore upon the doctor. He also suffered from injuries received by the recent
overturning of his carriage.
JUMPED THE TRAIN
Desperate Escape of a Newark Prisoner on His Way to the Penitentiary
Officer H. H. STANSELL left Newark, Wayne county, yesterday morning, in
charge of a prisoner, named Thomas WARD, convicted in Towanda of petit larceny,
and whom he intended to conduct to the Monroe county penitentiary. As the train
reached Rochester, WARD asked permission to go into the closet, and Officer
STANSELL loosened the handcuffs for that purpose. After an interval of two or
three minutes, the prisoner was seen to make a dash for the car door, and the
officer sprang after him. WARD jumped the train, and the officer jumped too. The
prisoner alighted on his feet, but the officer was not so fortunate. He struck
on a pile of ties, missed his footing, and was thrown a distance of twenty feet.
The prisoner escaped, but was followed by officer STANSELL, notwithstanding his
bruised condition. The chase was continued for about a mile, but WARD was too
fleet footed for justice and got away. Officer STANSELL is seriously bruised and
cut about the face and limbs. It is reported that officers which subsequently
started in pursuit of the officer have succeeded in capturing him.
RUNAWAY LAST EVENING
The horse attached to a buggy and belonging to G. W. HARROLD, the well-known
crockery dealer, became frightened on Galusha street about 7 o’clock last
evening. A driver was in the buggy at the time, but he appeared to have no
control over the animal, which ran up the street at a terrific pace. The driver
was thrown out at the corner of St. Paul street, and the excited beast ran up
St. Paul to East Main, up that thoroughfare to East avenue, where he was
subsequently stopped. No serious damage was done and no one injured.
PHILIP THIES MISSING
Philip THIES is a workman employed in Sibley park. Up to Saturday last he had
lived with his wife and a family of three children at number 1 McCracken street.
On Saturday morning he left home as usual and he has not returned. It is known
that he was at work Saturday, and that he drew his wages at night. He is not an
intemperate man and the cause of his disappearance is unknown. His wife is much
worried by his absence. The matter has been placed in the hands of the police.
Mr. THIES is described as being thirty-three years of age, five feet six inches
tall, dark hair and sandy mustache.
TWO OF A KIND
Two fellows named William P. PATTERSON and Charles WILSON, colored, were found in a freight car at Lyons Monday. Officer John STOTT, of this city, was telegraphed for, and going to Lyons on yesterday morning’s train investigated the matter. He found the car real broken, and every indication pointed toward an intended robbery. The two fellows were placed on trial before Squire KIRK, of Lyons, and were sent to the work house for sixty days.