Rochester, Monroe, NY
Democrat & Chronicle
Sat June 13, 1885
-The Opera house will open for
the season August 14th.
-The Scottish society will hold a
picnic at Caledonia next Thursday
-A case of diphtheria at No. 6
Howell street has been reported
-The final meeting of the
training class of teachers was held yesterday afternoon.
-Dedicatory services will be held
to-morrow afternoon in the hall in Irondequoit.
-Public and parochial school
pupils have finished their examinations for entrance into the Free
-The city assessors announce that
the rate of the general city tax for this year will be $30.98 on each
-An order was made by Judge
RUMSEY, yesterday, extending the receivership of the City bank until
January 1, 1886.
-An order was made yesterday
changing the name of the East Avenue Baptist church to the Park Avenue
-An action of foreclosure was
commenced yesterday by Gilman H. PERKINS and others against J. Earl
HULBERT and others.
-The payroll of the street
department for the past week amounted to $2,077.36. The number of men
employed was 299.
-Pupils in the grammar and
intermediate departments of public school No. 26, went to the Sea Breeze
on a picnic yesterday.
-The public school principals
will meet at the Free Academy Monday, to mark the papers of the applicants
for admission to the academy.
-Joseph McVAY was found wandering
on the tow-path, yesterday morning, and taken to the police station. He
was finally sent to the county house.
-The Ladies' Aid society of the
North Street M. E. church gave a musical and literary entertainment last
evening. Ice cream and cake were served.
-W. W. SHEPHERD, 39 Chestnut
street, was knocked down and severely bruised by a horse and wagon on East
Main street, near Clinton, Thursday afternoon.
-Certificate was filed in the
county clerk's office yesterday by stockholders of the Flour City Grape
company, consenting to mortgaging the real estate of the company.
-To-morrow Bishop McQuaid will
administer the sacrament of confirmation at Brockport, and afterwards will
lay the corner stone of the Catholic church at Churchville.
-A shipment of 15,000 pounds of
tobacco was sent a prominent firm of Detroit yesterday by R. Whalen &
Co., of this city. This is said to be one of the largest shipments made
from this place.
TWO LADS AND ONE AIR GUN
The Consternation This
Combination Created on West Main Street
A new and novel way of killing
the pestiferous and ubiquitious sparrow is to shoot him with an air gun.
No great success has ever attended his destruction with a common shot gun
or the burglarious revolver, but the air gun is said to be sure and rapid
death to the bird who appears to be the enemy of every other inhabitants
of the air. Frank PULVER and Sidney GUNSLADE, two lads about 14 years of
age, secured one of these noiseless weapons yesterday afternoon, and
mounting the top of the Durand building on West Main street, began a
massacre of the sparrow tribe. They were not experts with the gun,
however, and often went far from their mark. One of the bullets from the
silent weapon went through one of the windows in the Rochester Savings
bank building and others whizzed about at random. It was not long, of
course, before the inhabitants of the blocks in that locality began to
vacate their quarters, for the snuffing out of one's life by a bullet,
without any report, or smoke, or knowledge as to who fired the gun or
where he was located, is not calculated to inspire one with confidence.
Soon the police were summoned, and Detectives HAYDEN and ROWORTH, wearing
a new suit of armor, purchased by the reform police commissioners for such
occasions, found their way to the top of the Durand building and captured
the lads and the gun.
THE CRIMINAL TRIALS
Those Who Will be Put Upon Trial
The criminal calendar will be
taken up in the court of sessions on Monday. The calendar of cases, as
finally arranged, is as follows:
James A. FELLOWS, libel.
Patrick MULRYAN, burglary, third
Henry OSGOOD and John GREEN,
assault, second degree, and attempting robbery.
James M. FINLAYSON, grand
larceny, second degree; two indictments.
Joseph HERRMAN, forgery,
third degree; three indictments.
John McCORMICK, assault, first
Enos QUETCHENBACH, arson, third
Mary WALZ, grand larceny, second
John CROWLEY, assault, second
Edward KING, burglary, third degree;
and another indictment, burglary in the third degree.
Peter LAMONT, burglary, third
Martin C. KEELY, forgery, third
Edward GRADY and Franklin HESZLED,
burglary and larceny.
William GOODYER, burglary.
THEY WANT TO BE TOUGH
For some months past, the
Buffalo-Philadelphia railway company has been much annoyed by a gang of
boys who have been trespassing on its property in the city, running cars
off switches, and doing other acts of mischief. Patrolman FRANK was
notified and that officer went to work to discover the offenders. At last,
after some days work he brought matters to a head yesterday by arresting
John SULLIVAN, Joseph YAWMAN and C. E. COOK and conducting them to the
police station. They were paroled to appear for a trial on Tuesday next,
by which time it is expected several others will be arrested on the same
charge. Several incendiary fires have been discovered in freight cars on this
road and it is believed that some of these boys were the incendiaries.
FEAST OF THE SACRED HEART
The feast of the Sacred Heart was
appropriately observed at the convent of the Sacred Heart on Prince street
yesterday. At 8 o'clock in the morning, Bishop McQUAID, assisted by Rev.
A. NOTEBAERT and Rev. J. H. O'HARE celebrated morning mass, during which a
class of eight received their first communion and were confirmed by the
bishop at the close of the mass. At 3 o'clock in the afternoon,
benediction and a renewal of the baptismal vows took place and the class
gave a reception to their friends in the chapel of the church.
CASES OF INSANITY
Two more cases of insanity were
reported at the poor office yesterday. One was that of Harriet ADAMS, an
old lady living at the Home for the Friendless. For some months past, her
mind has been failing and Dr. HOARD, who examined her a few days since,
pronounced her condition one of senile dementia. Another physician will
examine her to-day. Ida VALENTINE is the name of a young woman, about 25
years of age, who resides over 84 West main street. Drs. PERRY and HOARD
were called to examine her mental condition and they have pronounced her
insane. It appears that she has been deserted by her husband and has a
mother and stepfather living in Honeoye Falls who refuse to allow her to
live with them. Her mind has given away under her troubles and she is
considered hopelessly insane. Both cases will be taken to the county
-Daniel LOWRY left last evening
for Denver, Colorado.
-C. S. WHITTEMORE and family left
last evening for Boston, over the West Shore road.
-John J. LEHNEN, manager of the
Opera house, leaves for New York this afternoon. He expects to be absent
about five weeks and will secure attractions for the coming season.
-W. R. ROBB and son leave town
to-day for New York and will sail for Europe Saturday next. They will be
absent about four months and will visit the British islands, Paris,
Switzerland and Germany before returning.
-Wheelock RIDER, of this city,
was among the graduates of the Syracuse Medical college, whose
commencement exercises were held on Thursday. He received one of the two
prizes for highest standing during the term of three years.
ADMITTED TO THE LEAGUE
The Genesee Bicycle club is
feeling jubilant over the fact that it has been admitted to the United
States League of Wheelmen. Application was made several days ago and the
proper credentials were received by the club on Wednesday last. A whistle
now constitutes a part of the club uniform, and the members have adopted a
system of whistle signals for use when on a trip.
Death of Captain Pembroke
Chrysler - The Local Funeral Record.
Captain Pembroke G.
CHRYSLER died last evening, at his residence on Meigs street, at an
advanced age. The deceased was one of the best known commercial men in
this vicinity and had traveled over thirty years, his route extending
throughout the United States. For several years he represented the safe
firm of H. H. Warner & Co., and latterly that of Mosler, Bowen &
Co. Captain CHRYSLER had a large circle of friends who will receive the
news of his death with profound sorrow.
-The pupils of the second grade
of school No. 10, have adopted appropriate resolutions upon the death of
Mrs. Simon HAYS.
-The remains of Edward EAGAN, who
was drowned in the feeder on Thursday, were yesterday taken to Victor for
-The funeral of the late William
GLICK, of 55 Oakman street, will take place at the house, at 2 o'clock
Dr. G. E. HILL, who has located
his large dental establishment in the elegant parlors over 142 East Main
street, has produced a complete revolution in prices for dental work in
this city. He makes a good set of teeth for $5.50 and the best for $8.00.
Teeth are extracted by him for 25 cents, cleaned for 75 cents, filled with
amalgam for 25 cents, with silver for 75 cents and with gold for $1 and
BOOTS AND SHOES
R. J. MOORE, the popular boot and
shoe dealer at 108 West Main street, and 288 Allen street, has a complete
and varied stock of boots, shoes and rubbers, which he is selling at
prices which astonish and alarm the other dealers of the city. He sells a
French kid button shoe, hand-turned, at $4.50, which all other dealers
sell for $6.00. Mr. MOORE sells the same shoe with French vamp and fly at
$3.50. See also his celebrated polo shoe which is now selling at $2.00.
These are but specimen bargains.
ELLIS - BUDLONG - At the
residence of the bride's parents, Scottsville, N. Y., Wednesday, June
11th, 1885, at 3 o'clock p.m., by Rev. J. D. FERGUSON, Clara S. BUDLONG,
of Scottsville, to Charles S. ELLIS, of this city.
Rochester, Monroe, NY
Democrat & Chronicle
Sun June 14, 1885
-Band concerts at the lake to-day.
-The soda fountains prospered yesterday.
-The police will don their new hats to-day.
-The colored people should unite upon one emancipation day.
-The talk of another city newspaper has been revived again.
-This promises to be one of the big weeks in the commencement business.
-The poor flower woman made her first appearance on the street yesterday.
-Children's day will be observed at the Brick church one week from to-day.
-Lawn tennis appears to be the popular aristocratic out-of-door pastime
-Three weeks have elapsed since Canandaigua has had a fresh murder on its
-The anniversary exercises of the Rochester Female academy occur on
Tuesday and Wednesday.
-The law committee of the Common-council will meet at the city clerk's
office to-morrow evening.
-The want column of the Democrat and Chronicle is the standard advertising
medium of the city of Rochester.
-The daily circulation of this paper is always printed at the head of this
column for advertisers and others to read.
-A silk cap belonging to a Central Hudson trainman has been taken from the
station. The party taking it is known.
-The analysis of wild flowers of this region will be pursued at the
meeting of the botanical section to-morrow evening.
-Mayor PARSONS and H. H. WARNER are canvassing the city with commendable
energy for the Bartholdi pedestal fund.
-Somebody has said that you must not judge a man by the umbrella he
carries, for it generally belongs to some one else.
-Capt. F. A. SCHOEFFEL has issued a call for a meeting of the Old 13th, in
the City building, at half past two o'clock this afternoon.
-The Flour City Zouaves will meet Monday evening at their headquarters, in
fatigue caps, and will then proceed in a body to the moulders' picnic at
-Business was never so heavy in the police court as now, and there isn't a
vestige of doubt in the magistrate's mind but that he earns his recently
-The police have issued notice ordering boys to cease bathing in a state
of nature in the canal within the city limits. If they bathe in the
daytime they must wear bathing suits or run the risk of arrest.
-The whole number of deaths reported at the health office for the week
ending at noon yesterday, was 29. Of these, five were under 1 year, and
two were over 80 years. The principal causes of death were: consumption,
6; cancer, 2; peritonitis, 2 puerperal convulsions, 1, and accident in
The police commissioners held a short meeting yesterday afternoon, without
transacting any business of importance. Two communications were received;
one from John W. THOMPSON, president of the colored association in
relation to the celebration of Emancipation day, and the other from M. N.
VAN ZANDT, president of the Grocers' association, asking that peddlers be
interdicted from hawking fruits and vegetables through the streets and
from house to house. Both communications were referred to the chief of
A VIOLENT SALOON-KEEPER
Throwing Billiard Balls at His Wife and Customers
Henry ENGEMAN, who some time ago attempted to commit suicide by shooting
himself in the head, yesterday created another sensation by hurling
billiard balls at his wife, in his saloon on Front street. While some men
were in the saloon ENGEMAN, who was under the influence of liquor, became
violent and abusive toward his wife, of whom, it is said, he is extremely
jealous. Fortunately, his aim was not accurate and the billiard balls did
not strike her. The men speedily decamped and left ENGEMAN in
possession of the saloon. Officers REIS and GRIEBEL were sent for, but by
the time they arrived ENGEMAN had become quiet, and as his wife did not
desire his arrest he was not taken in custody.
Last evening, however, ENGEMAN imbibed too much
liquor to keep within the bounds of propriety, and created such a
disturbance that officers HAYDEN and WANGMAN arrested him and lodged him
in the police station on a charge of drunk and disorderly. As his
condition was too bad to keep him in the station he was confined in the
--Sitting Bull and staff, and William HALSEY, interpreter, are at Congress
--Charles DAVIS and sister left for Chicago last evening on the Central
--John CARY and wife leave this evening for Pittsburg, to join the SHIPMAN
party on a yachting tour.
--Hon. W. F. CODY, "Buffalo Bill," arrived in the city last
evening, and is a guest of James A. MAXWELL at Congress hall.
--Professor T. Olin HODGMAN arrived home last evening from Nebraska. A
number of the Alpha Delta Phi society received him at the Central-Hudson
CHRYSLER - In this city, on the 12th inst., Pembroke G. CHRYSLER.
-The funeral will be held at St. Andrews church, corner Averill avenue
and Ashland street, at 4 o'clock this (Sunday) afternoon. Friends are
invited to attend.
DAVIS - Suddenly, in Chicago, Ill., on the morning of June 13th, Belle
W., youngest daughter of James S. and Annie S. DAVIS, and sister of
Charles S. DAVIS and granddaughter of the late Israel SMITH.
-Interment at St. Paul.
--The funeral of the late Pembroke G. CHRYSLER will occur at St. Andrews
church, at 4 o'clock this afternoon.
--A child of John HOLLING, of Tonawanda street, died yesterday. The
funeral will take place this morning at the house.
--Miss Margaret McCORMICK died at St. Mary's hospital yesterday, aged 47
years. The funeral will be held from the residence of the deceased's
sister, 203 Kent street, to-morrow morning.
--John WINDHAUSER, aged 25 years, died yesterday at his home on the
Norton road. The funeral will take place at 8:30 o'clock to-morrow
morning, at the church of the Holy Redeemer.
--The remains of J. H. RIDER, the boy who was drowned several days since
in the canal, arrived here Friday evening. The funeral was held
yesterday, at the parents' residence on White's park.
STEALING A HAND CART
A newsboy named Ellsworth CORBETT was arrested and locked up yesterday
morning, charged with stealing a hand cart from George W. ARCHER &
Co. The cart was found at a second hand store on Front street, where the
lad had disposed of it. The same boy was charged by Officer CULLIGAN,
the night before, with stealing a cart with the name of John C. MOORE
lettered upon it. The boy said he had bought the cart from two boys for
$1.75. He was held for further examination.