Rochester, Monroe, NY
Union & Advertiser
Wed Mar 17, 1886
Twenty-one Years Ago
On March 17, 1865 - just 21 years ago to-day - Rochester was visited by a
calamity - a great flood in and overflow of the Genesee river - the most alarming
in its aspects, and the most destructive in its effects, that ever befel its
people. A very vivid and graphic idea of the extent of the loss and damage occasioned
by the memorable freshet is conveyed by simply reproducing the lines of an article
in the Union and Advertiser of Monday, March 22, 1866, describing the event:
"Great "Freshet! Overflowing of the Genesee! "Rochester Inundated!
Bridges and Buildings Swept Away! Railroad Communication Severed! Depots Surrounded
By Water! Hotels only Reached in carriages or Boats! Business Generally Suspended!
"No Newspapers Issued! Two Days and Two Nights of Terror! Loss Estimated
The Lodge Herald
The Lodge Herald is the name of a new monthly publication just issued in
this city by Mr. H. T. BRAMAN, editor and publisher. It is published in the
interests of the Empire Order of Mutual Aid, and is the official organ of the
Grand Lodge. Its literary management in the hands of Mr. BRAMAN is excellent,
while in typography and subject-matter it is an attractive publication. The
editor is a leading member of the order for which the Herald speaks, as well
as a journalist of ability and experience, and its success seems to be assured
from the outset.
ITEMS IN BRIEF
-Subscribers who fail to receive the Union regularly from carriers will confer a favor by reporting the fact at our counting room.
-There was a large attendance at St. Boniface Church yesterday morning, the 25th anniversary of the ordination of Rev. Father RENKER. Besides the pastor and Bishop McQuaid, who delivered an address, there were present a large number of priests from this diocese.
-Last evening the Knights of Calvin gave a special drill at Germania Hall. After the drill banquet was held at Charles EIKART'S restaurant. Barney HEILBERG acted as toastmaster. A history of the organization was given by President George YOUCHZE.
-At Armory Hall last night, the Rochester Light Infantry gave its monthly uniformed drill in the presence of a select party of lady and gentlemen friends.
-A beautiful silk banner that will cost about $200 is being made for Canton Underwood No. 2, Patriarchs Militant. It will be ready for the parade April 26th.
-Do not forget the concert at City Hall this evening for the benefit of the
orphans. Admission, 50 cents.
DEATHS AND FUNERALS
-The funeral of the late Mrs. Maria H. TRUE, was held at the First Methodist Episcopal Church, at 2 o'clock this afternoon.
-This morning, the death of John MENNINGER occurred at his residence, 140 Bay street, at the age of 76 years. Deceased was born in Bavaria in 1809, and came to this country in 1839. After landing at New York he came to Rochester and lived here up to the time of his death. The sad occurrence will be sincerely mourned by a large circle of friends. Mr. MENNINGER leaves a wife and one daughter, Mrs. E. FISHER of this city.
-Mrs. McCOLL, the widow of the late Daniel D. McCOLL of Caledonia, died at
the residence of her son, Duncan D. McCOLL, Esq., In Caledonia yesterday. She
was probably the oldest person in Livingston county, being 97 years old last
April. She was a sister of the late Hugh CHRISTIE, a prominent and well-known
citizen of Caledonia, Mrs. McCOLL was born in Scotland, coming to this country
when quite young. She was a woman of great force of character, energetic, and
possessed of all the virtues and graces of character that made her home happy
for her husband and her children. She was step-mother to the late Rev. D. D.
McCOLL of Bergen.
The village election at Brighton occurred yesterday. The so-called regular
ticket was elected, except treasurer. Following are the successful candidates:
President, Benjamin W. FASSETT, Dem; trustees, for two years, James D. SHELMIRE,
Benjamin WING, Rep.; treasurer, James M. HOLTON, Dem.; collector, William A.
Among the sealed indictments found by the last grand jury was one against
Constable BARSDALE, charging him with perjury and presenting a false claim for
audit. The trouble grows out of the charges made for services and presented
to the Board of Supervisors. Mr. BARSDALE gave bail this noon.
-George H. HEAVEY and Frank J. HONE were yesterday directed by the Surrogate to prepare their bonds of $20,000, preparatory to appointment as administrators of the estate of the late Michael HEAVEY.
-In the case of Lawrence O'LAUGHLIN against the New York Central Railroad Company, in the Circuit Court yesterday afternoon, the jury after deliberating about an hour returned a verdict of $10,000 for plaintiff.
-In the Circuit Court the case of Joseph SMITH against the Central road is now on trial. The plaintiff is brought into court on a reclining chair. He claims $30,000 damages for injuries sustained Nov. 24, 1884, while acting as brakeman on a train running from this city to Lyons. W. S. OLIVER is attorney for the plaintiff and Harris & Harris are for the defendant.
-Judge ENGLE will open broach two of the Circuit again to-morrow morning at 11 o'clock.
-In the Surrogate's Court this morning the wills of Ira McMILLEN and D. F. CORNWALL were admitted to probate.
-An injunction was served on Manager LUDLUM at the Fitzhugh Rink last evening
commanding him not to allow his band to play in the rink at any time when religious
services are in progress in St. Luke's Church. It is claimed that the band music
has greatly disturbed the meeting.
-James DOWNS of the Whitcomb House has purchased the interest of Mr. COATS, and the house will hereafter be run under the name of Whitcomb & Downs.
-L. S. EMERY, general passenger agent of the Buffalo, Rochester & Pittsburg
road, has gone to Chicago to attend the semi-annual meeting of passenger agents.
BURGLARY IN HENRIETTA
The dry goods and grocery store of Marsh & Griffin, in East Henrietta,
was entered last night, and money and goods to the amount of about $50 taken.
The safe was not opened, and bore no marks of having been tampered with.
A SERIOUS FALL
James NELLIS, a compositor employed at the Union and Advertiser office, went to attend a meeting of the Printers' Assembly at the City building on Front street last evening, and entering by mistake the door leading to the basement, fell down the stairway. One arm was broken by the fall, and he was assisted to his home, 72 South avenue, by Peter MILLER, janitor of the City building.