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Rochester, Monroe, NY
Union & Advertiser
Sat Mar 13, 1886


Attempted Murder by a Rochesterian in Detroit
Wiltsie, Who Eloped From This City With His Niece,
Tries to Kill Her in Detroit - The Rascal Under Arrest - His History

Detroit, Mich., March 9 - Three years ago Richard WILTSIE, an employing tailor of Rochester, N. Y., left his wife and four children and came to Detroit with his young and handsome niece by marriage, named Millie BELL. The latter is now only 20 years old, and is the daughter of an eminently respectable family in Rochester. She is a brunette, black-eyed, plump and handsome. The two lived together here until three weeks ago and have one child, a beautiful little girl. A year ago WILTSIE's money was all spent and he developed a lazy disposition that was intolerable to Millie, who is energetic and business-like. Driven by circumstances to do something, she opened a (line blurred) was supported by her, February 15th Millie left him and moved to 192 Congress street west. WILTSIE's importunities continued and his annoyance was so great that she decided this morning to go to the Police Court and complain of him for vagrancy. At 2 o'clock this afternoon WILTSIE went to her house, forced his way into Millie's bed-room, where she was dressing to go to the court. Occupants of the house heard some high words in a man's voice and the shrill tones of the mistress. Next they heard a chair overturned, followed by a table, and then the door of the room opened and Millie rushed down the stairs. There was the report of a pistol, a woman's scream, and the man was seen to emerge from the room, grasp the woman by the hair of the head, pull her toward him and club her with the stock of the still smoking revolver, which he held in his hand. Instantly all was uproar. A moment later WILTSIE emerged from the house and ran swiftly down Congress to Third. He turned down Third, and as he was about to enter the Michigan Central Depot, another man, who had followed, rushed up breathlessly and demanded of Patrolman SMITH to arrest WILTSIE. The officer complied and also arrested the accuser, and the two were taken to the Central Station. Dr. BOOK was called to attend the woman. Her head and face were shockingly beaten and it is believed that her beauty is ruined. The shots WILTSIE fired, although at close range, missed their mark and were buried in the walls. The blood that flowed from the woman's wounds formed large pools on the hall floor, and there is but little doubt that WILTSIE thought he had fatally wounded her when he fled. The doctor says her injuries are not fatal, although it is possible that her skull is fractured. The affray created the greatest excitement in the neighborhood. Millie says that WILTSIE has before threatened to kill her, and that he said to-day he had fetched her to Michigan to kill her because they did not hang in this State.
                                Wiltsie's Family In Rochester
   A Union reporter this morning called upon (unreadable), who was formerly the wife of Richard WILTSIE. She was found in her shop in the third story of 273 East Main street, busily engaged at her trade, that of a tailoress. When shown the above statement in regard to Mr. WILTSIE's performance in the West, she read it and remarked: "That's just like him and good enough for her." She repeated this several times, and was evidently pleased that punishment awaited the man who had wronged her. Her husband, she said, commenced to pay attention to the woman whom he tried to kill about three years ago. Her real name is Millie SCOTT, instead of Millie BELL, and before eloping to Cleveland with WILTSIE she was employed as a servant-girl in several prominent families here. Mrs. WILTSIE says that shortly after they reached Cleveland he wrote for money with which to come back. He subsequently returned and wanted to live again with his wife, but this she would not agree to. In order that she might free herself from any claim he might have upon her, she commenced a suit against him for a divorce. J. H. JEFFRIES was her attorney, and the decree was granted her without defense on his part. The summons and complaint was served upon him while he was undergoing a two-month's term of imprisonment in the penitentiary, having been arrested at the instance of his wife. She says she has not seen him since, but he was here last summer and wanted to see her. She refused to meet him, however, and he again left the city. He is about 36 years of age, and when he married Mrs. WILTSIE was a farmer near Pittsford. She says he has a bad temper and she has always been afraid he would do her bodily harm.

   An address was delivered at the Theological Seminary last night before the students of that institution by Mr. Theodore BACON --
   "Some Anologies Between the Legal and Clerical Professions." They were alike because students of each were obliged to work through a mass of commentaries and annotations. The angels in heaven read them for fun, according to Mr. Henry Ward BEECHER. The two professions were also alike because both are engaged in the study of historical treaties, which they must properly interpret. Both are also engaged in the study of ethical principles and both interpret the writings and seek to impress their views upon their audiences by exhortation or persuasion. Both could afford to seek to excel in matter, style and elocutionary expression. In closing, Mr. BACON said: "While there is nothing more contemptible than a speaker who gives constant evidence of the arts of the professional elocutionist, if you can attain the art of practicing, but concealing that art, you have attained the height of the art of oratory. I will practice this art of deception by closing now, when you least expect it." Throughout the whole of his address Mr. BACON was closely listened to, and he sat down amid laughter and applause.

   Twelve students of the Free Academy were last evening initiated in Consistory Hall into the Alpha Zeta fraternity, which was formed 16 years ago in the Union Classical school at Schenectady. Prof. James R. TRUAX of Union College is at present president of the organization. The following members of the fraternity, alumni of the Schenectady institution, took part in initiating the new chapter: J. H. CALLANHAN and N. D. GARNSEY of Rochester university: J. T. MOREY, principal of the Batavia School for the Blind; Hanford ROBINSON, Clarence JOHNSON and Wallace GARNSEY. The 10 charter members of the new chapter are: H. A. HAMILTON, William BROWN, E. W. HILLS, Joseph ROBY, Lawrence W. FITCH, Bert L. FENNER, William R. MAURER, Edmund A. FRENCH, J. Howard BRADSTREET and Edward L. ALLEN. The newly organized Beta Chapter will give a banquet at Teall's to-night. It is thought that in time the chapter of the Free Academy will be a large one. Annual conventions will be held at times and places to be appointed, when representatives of the different chapters and the alumni will meet for social and society purposes. The first convention of this kind will be held in Schenectady in June next. Since receiving the application from the Rochester students, the fraternity has taken the initiatory toward establishing chapters in other cities for the benefit of young men preparing for college or business life.

   An enjoyable "pink" social was given at St. Peter's Church last evening. The room and the booth were trimmed with pink and the ladies were dressed in pink. The affair proved very successful and the receipts were gratifying. The various booths were in charge of the following named young ladies:
   Candy table - Misses Mary MILLIMAN, CRAWFORD, MERRIMAN, BROWN and Mr. BIGELOW.
   Russian tea-table - Misses Nellie WATERS, Emily HOYT, Nellie BROWN, Edna WILKINS.
   Coffee table - Three young ladies from the Young Ladies'  Society of the church.
   Flower table - Misses Ada NOYES, Sadie BARNARD, Mary LOWERY, Bessie DUNNING and Jessie BACON.
   Ice cream department - Misses Anna HOWARD, Josie ROWE, Lida LATTIMORE, Caddie MILLIMAN, Eaton, Mabel DUNNING, Katie LANE and Libbie NEWMAN.

   At a meeting of the Selye Citizens Corps, held last evening at the Arsenal, F. Judson HESS was elected first lieutenant. An arbitration committee, to have charge of excuses of members for non-attendance, was elected and is composed as follows: Capt. H. B. HENDERSON, Lieut. F. J. HESS, Sergts. John S. BENTLEY and Privates BASTABLE and WHITE. After the meeting, on invitation of Lieut. HESS, the Corps partook of a lunch at Capt. W. W. Barnard's restaurant.

   A standing challenge, -- I, Babe CARPENTER, champion boy skater, do hereby challenge any fast skater, bicycle rider, walker or runner for a five-mile contest at any rink. Arrangements to be made when challenge is accepted.
                             Babe Carpenter
                             Brockport, March 8th, 1886

   Frank BROWN, who is working with the Geneva & Buffalo Railroad surveyors, was in town last night. He says the corps has been in the immediate vicinity of Caledonia since two weeks ago last Monday and that the surveyors have just started on the 12th line between that village and the swamp about three miles north. He says that the most of the lines that have surveyed run across the village. From the pains that the gentlemen are taking to get a good route through Caledonia it would appear that there is, indeed, some prospect that the road will be built.

   There was a large attendance at the Washington Rink last evening to witness the game of polo, between the Walnuts of Lockport and the Harvards. The game was called at 8:45 o'clock by Referee SCHOOLEY, and the two teams had not been playing 15 minutes before the visiting team captured three goals. The last goal was made by one of the Harvard boys, who had the misfortune to knock the ball in his own cage. It could be easily seen by the spectators that the Harvards were put to great disadvantage by having only five men on each team to play. It was reported at the rink last night that the Harvards were to go to Lockport this evening to turn the tables on the Walnuts.

   Last Monday's Union contained a notice of the demise of D. HINKSTON at Olean and of his subsequent burial at Le Roy. Dorus HINKSTON was a resident of Genesee county over 50 years and was widely known and highly respected. He reared a family of seven children, six of whom were daughters, and all, I believe, graduates of the University at Le Roy; at any rate, they were each and all bright, intelligent and accomplished ladies, and, so far as married, good and faithful wives. Five daughters, one son and his life-long helpmate and companion survive to lament the loss of a good husband and affectionate father, Mrs. Whitney WILLIAMS of Rochester, Mrs. DODGE and Mrs. CHADBURN of Columbus, Wis., and Mrs. CHAPIN of Olean, and Mrs. JOY, now a widow, are the surviving daughters.

She is Angry Because She is Sent Up Again
Philip Hodecker Charged with Throwing Dippers and Pepper-Boxes at His Wife -
Levi E. Thomas and His $10 - The La Barge Row.

   Ida BELL's sullen black eyes shot glances of ugly defiance at the Cadi when he called her up before him this morning.
   "How long have you been out, Ida!" queried his honor with a sternness which was tempered with a merry twinkle of the eye.
   "I got out yesterday noon," she said "and I didn't drink but two glasses of beer. I wasn't what you might call drunk, either."
   "She was asleep in a stairway when I found her," said the officer who made the arrest.
   "It's the living truth" ejaculated the woman, chewing her words fine with rage and spitting them out in little pieces "that that hallway was my brother's, where I stop when I'm in Rochester. Now, you let me go home. I've been in the Penitentiary for 60 days and I shall surely lose my place if I don't go back pretty soon."
   "Where is your place!"
   "Port Gibson, sir, and I'll take the first train, sir."
   "She had been trying to get in the window, where I arrested her, before I came," interjected the policeman.
   "Yes; my brother don't like me, that's why. Say, Judge, you let me go. Come, now!"
   "Ten dollars or 3 months, Ida," remarked his Honor placidly.
   "What! What ! going to send me up there agin! What fur? You git no money outen me, Judge! I'll git if you'll let me go! I won't go up there agin! I've been there enough! You can't take me there. You keep your hands off" --this to Ferry MARZLUFF who had advised her in a solemn voice to "Come this way!" and approached to lead her away.
   "You can't do it! You orte get six months yourself! I hope Judge KEELER'LL die 'fore I come out!"
   Then she went quietly down the stone stairs to the dungeon.

   Levi E. THOMAS's snow-white hair and beard, his dim eyes and trembling hands, his big blue army blouse, worn over a check business suit, and his diminutive body; slender cane and uncertain legs, made up a combination that next drew out smiles of amusements from the stolid populace.
   "You were here yesterday, THOMAS," said His Honor, with severity, "and I paroled you."
   "You did, Your Honor," with dignity, "and I meant to go to the train at once, but I stopped in a drinking place and -- and -- I guess I took too much. But if you'll let me go I'll take the first train to-day."
   "I'm afraid you'll get drunk again," said His Honor in a discouraged tone, "and I think I shall have to fine you $10 or three months.
   "But I haven't got that much money, I've only got $3," pleaded the old soldier. "I want to go to see my sister at Canandaigua and I've got a furlough from the Soldiers' Home to go and make the visit."
   "We don't want you to pay," said the Judge, "we want you to go to the penitentiary. If we let you go again you'll get drunk again."
   "Have I really got to pay ten dollars!" asked the soldier.
   "You haven't got it, have you!"
   "Well, yes - I have - I'll pay it. I wouldn't fail to go and see my sister for twenty dollars;" and he went down into a concealed pocket and with his trembling hands pulled out the cash and paid it over, to the great admiration and amusement of the spectators.
   "Now, Judge," he said at parting, "I won't drink no more. When the whiskey's out the wit's in, in my case. I won't be here again. Yes, I've got money enough to get to Canandaigua on, and I'll go there and stop drinking. I'll never be here no more."
   Then Detective BURCHELL escorted him to the depot, and it is whispered that the poor old man did not go quite empty-handed. There are many old soldiers about the police station, and sympathy predominated largely over the feeling of amusement present.

   George McGRAW, who was drunk and disorderly and refused to pay for cigarettes at the Clinton House billiard-rooms last night, was fined $10 or 30 days.

   John CALLAHAN, who was drunk and threw stones at the Salvation Army, was also fined $10 or 30 days, and then Philip HODECKER, who was charged with being drunk and "throwing dippers and pepper-boxes and things" at his wife, an altitudinous woman, was brought up. His wife was on hand and they argued the case before the Judge together, and were finally told to come again next Monday morning. Then the case of Geo. H. BUSSEY, charged with running a theater on Sunday was adjourned, and then the complicated case of John B. LaBARGE, whose wife, Rosa, charged him with non-support and the committing of various assaults upon herself and their children, came on. Counsellor R. H. SCHOOLEY appeared for the woman, and Counsellor MEINZER for the man. He charged his wife with drunkenness, and the testimony was of a highly interesting nature. The old lady charged nearly all the crimes of the calendar against her husband, and had her children up to testify. Some of them swore for her and some against her. Some who were called by the man swore against him. When they did either the gang laughed. The Judge finally decided that the worst that was proved was that LaBARGE had struck the boy, and dismissed the whole matter, and school was out.

   George H. BUSSEY's trial for selling liquors at the Casino on Sunday, February 7, came up in the Police Court yesterday before a jury empaneled by Detective HAYDEN, every man being accepted by both sides as selected. W.H. BOWMAN was for the defendant and W. Martin JONES for the people. The results was a disagreement. The case will come up again on the 22d inst.

   The houses of C. E. FURMAN, 254 Alexander street, Dr. Myron KNOWLTON, 3 Park avenue, Adam SCHAKE, living next door, Mr. ROYCE, near by, and George REUTER, corner of Park avenue and Meigs street, were all burglarized Thursday night. Nothing but clothing, a diamond stud and gold sleeve buttons were taken from Mr. FURMAN'S house, and the clothing was round in Prof. GILMORE'S yard. Little was taken from any other place. It is supposed that the operators are professionals.

   Jacob EHRMANTRAUT has settled the charge made against him of stealing two razors from John D. MENG.

Mrs. C. McDERMOTT and her sorrowing family have the profound sympathy of many hearts in the death of her daughter, Ella, which occurred at the family residence, on Fulton avenue, Thursday, the 11th inst.
   The flower was too fair for earth, and so was transplanted to Paradise, there to bloom in unfading loveliness. She, whom we loved so tenderly, has been taken away. The ties of affection entwined about our hearts have been rudely torn asunder.
   From the dawn of her thoughtful childhood, our departed one delighted in thinking that time was given her to prepare for eternity, and she lost no opportunity of doing all the good in her power. She was a member of the Sodality of the children of Mary, Cathedral parish. Dutiful as a member, faithful as a friend, she found her life's chief charm in the society of the friends she loved best.
   Nearly three years have elapsed since symptoms of the disease, which proved so fatal first showed themselves, yet, during all this time she manifested no emotions of impatience, but a Christian resignation which was most heroic. Those who witnessed her virtues, were led to admire and emulate them. She lived through an April day; much loved was she, much loving. Long shall we miss thee, darling ! Requiescathin pace. A large circle of relatives and friends are left to mourn a loss, which can be comforted only by the bright hope which religion affords - that of one day meeting one loved one where sorrow is not known, and the parting word is not spoken. The funeral will take place at the Cathedral, on Monday, at 9 o'clock a.m.

--Mrs. Maria H. TRUE, mother of Charles H. TRUE, died yesterday morning at Lansing, Mich. Mrs. TRUE was an old resident of Rochester, having been connected for many years with the First Methodist Episcopal Church and the announcement of her death will cause genuine sorrow among a large circle of friends. The remains were brought to this city for interment.

--Louis H. B_SCHOFF died yesterday at his home, 30 Vose street, aged 25 years. The funeral will take place from the German Lutheran Church, on Grove street, at 3 o'clock to-morrow afternoon.

--Maud M. CRANE, youngest daughter of George W. and Catherine CRANE, died on Friday, March 12th, at 12:30. Funeral from the family resident, No. 18 Cottage street, on Sunday at 2 o'clock. Friends are invited to attend.

--Mrs. John (B or H) HURZROCK died yesterday at her home, 118 Gregory street, aged 34 years. The funeral will take place to-morrow afternoon at 2 o'clock, from the house and at 2:30 at the German Reformed Church on Hamilton place.

--The remains of Mrs. E. R. CLARK will be taken to Albion for burial on Monday next.

--Lorenzo ECHRICH died yesterday at the family residence, 88 Clifford street, aged 31 years. The funeral will take place at St. Michael's Church at 8 o'clock to-morrow morning.

--The funeral of George GRIFFIN took place from the City Hospital yesterday afternoon. GRIFFIN was once a slave, and belonged to Herman HOLDEN, father of Mrs. General MARTINDALE. He suffered a stroke of paralysis two years ago, and has since lived at the City Hospital.

--The many friends of Stephen GESSNER, who for eight years eight years past has been connected with the firm of P. F. RAUBER & Bro. as bookkeeper will regret to hear of his death, which occurrence yesterday afternoon at the residence of his brother, No. 14 Rauber street. The social and amiable qualities which Mr. GESSNER possessed endeared him to many. He was a member of St. Michael's Church. The remains will be taken to Perkinsville for burial. The funeral will take place Monday morning at that place.

--Yesterday afternoon the death of Catharine HERBERT occurred at the family residence, 2?3 Scio street, at the age of 80 years. Deceased leaves two sons and one daughter - Mary, Edward and Michael. The funeral will be held from her late residence at 8:30 o'clock, and at St. Mary's Church at 9 o'clock Monday morning.

Miss A. K. FALLS, sister of the late William S. FALLS, died last night at 11:30 o'clock. For 15 years she taught in public and private schools in this city, and for the past few years was a teacher at the Episcopal Church Home. Failing health caused her retirement from active work about a year ago. Since then, however, she has remained at the home as a boarder. She was a lady of great refinement and high intellectual attainments. Her scholars, who feel indebted to her for the best efforts of her life, will deeply mourn her loss. She was a consistent member of Christ Church. The funeral services will be held at the chapel of the Church Home on Monday afternoon.

News From the Union's Special Correspondents
The Latest Reports of Interesting Local Events in the Pleasant Villages
and Thriving Towns of Western New York


The sad intelligence reached here Thursday morning of the sudden death at Washington D. C., of Gracie, youngest daughter of Hon. John G. SAWYER, Member of Congress for this district. Mrs. SAWYER and Gracie accompanied the judge to Washington when he returned after the holidays, and the sorrowing parents now return, bringing with them what remains of her who was the light and sunshine of their home. She had not been strong for some time, but nothing serious was thought of till a very short time before her death. The family arrived last evening on the 6:17 train, and were met at the depot by a large number of sympathizing friends who were __ to express their sorrow for the bereaved parents in some manner. The funeral services will be held this afternoon at 2 o'clock. Another daughter, Mrs. H. J. BAILEY, has been in Washington for some time, and returned home only the night before the message was received that her little sister was dead. Still another daughter, Mrs. G. W. FITCH, and her husband were intending to start for a visit to her father and mother next Monday, but this sad event will cause an indefinite postponement. The earnest and heartfelt sympathy of the many friends of the family will go out to them in this their time of sorrow.

James FLEMING, while working on the house of John McDONALD, met with an accident by the breaking of a board of the scaffold on which he was at work, thereby breaking his leg in two places by the fall. He is attended by Dr. F. at Jones, and doing well.

The Rev. Oliver CONKLIN is quite sick with erysipelas in the face. His son, Dr. William CONKLIN of Rochester has been attending him.

William DENISE is sick at his residence.

John O'CONNELL was married on Tuesday morning to Miss O'ROUKE, one of Avon's fair daughters. He returned to this place on Thursday, looking very happy.

Charles NELSON and Eli S. CLARK, owners of the roller coaster at the lake, are here fixing up their works and getting ready for the season's business. Mrs. CLARK and two children will arrive Tuesday, at the Canada House. They have rented the Whitney cottage for a residence close to their coaster.

Michael McMANIS has rented his farm to his son William, and will sell his stock, farming utensils, etc., at auction at Mt. Read on Monday, March 22d.

The meetings which have been held for the past four weeks at the M. E. Church, under the direction of the Rev. Joseph DENNIS, closed Friday night. There have been over 20 come forward and confessed conversion.

On Wednesday evening there were married by the Rev. Joseph DENNIS, Joseph ANNIS and Maggie SEARS, and Albert FLETCHER and Dehlah ANNIS, all of Rochester.

Mrs. EMERSON is making an addition to her residence.

Fred DEMARS was arrested by Officer Thomas DENNIS at Geneseo and brought here for desertion and non-support of his wife. He is to be tried before Justice SPRAGUE this afternoon.

Mrs. Seymour KINTZ returned to Washington, D. C., on Tuesday.

The new elected Board of Village Trustees met last Wednesday evening at the residence of the clerk of the old board and qualified, after which they adjourned to Fisher's Hall and organized by electing Michael A. FISHER president and W. E. CHURCHILL clerk. Their next meeting will be on Monday evening of next week.

Dr. Milton BENNINGHOFF has leased Martin CROWLEY'S brick building, corner of Sodus and Columbia streets, and will take possession April 1st. His family will occupy the second story, and he will use the first story for a drug store and office. Mr. CROWLEY will remove to Palmyra.

The reunion of Suedaker Post, G. A. R., will take place at their session rooms to-morrow evening.

Fred H. SHEPARD has accepted a situation with Rose & Eddy, hardware dealers, Rochester.

"The Life Battle and How to Fight It," was the subject of W. E. CHURCHILL's benefit lecture this evening. Mr. CHURCHILL has been highly complimented on his ability as a lecturer in other localities and those who attended his lecture were well repaid for their trouble and expense aside from having contributed to a worthy cause.

Town meeting day in the country brings together a promiscuous but good-natured crowd, who loaf about the polling places or congregate in the vicinity of the hotel stove, discussing politics, crop prospects, the purchase and sale of real estate and domestic affairs in general. Tuesday was decidedly unpleasant out of doors and there was little to awaken interest in the contest for county and village honors. The full Democratic ticket was elected, as usual, by majorities of from 100 to 200. Wm. KRAMER who won distinction in last year's board of Supervisors, declined renomination and is now succeeded by Dr. J. E. CRISFIELD, a man of good judgment and progressive ideas, who will sustain the dignity of this end of the county. The balance of the ticket was as follows:
Town clerk -- C. W. WORLERER
Highway commissioner -- Ramous STEFFY
Assessors -- James KREIN, Wm. COGSWELL
Overseers -- Felix(?) DURR, Wm. WELCH
Collector -- James S. MURDOCK
Game Constable -- James D. MURPHY, Joseph ? PFUNTNER was elected excise commissioner __ by a vote of 423; no Republican nominee.
   The house about to be vacated by Miss Clara BARTON has been leased by Mrs. E. S. BROD_ --the latter having sold her residence on William street.

John CRIDLER(?) has sold to F. C. WALKER, the hardware dealer, his fine property on the corner of Elizabeth and Chestnut street. Mr. CRIDLER moves to his farm.

Bishop COXE of this diocese preached last evening at St. Peter's Episcopal Church and administered the rite of confirmation to six persons. Considerable energy is manifest of late by the people of this society, under the pastoral care of Rev. ?ale TOWNSEND.

Rev. Wm. C. WILBER preached at the Sanatorium last Sunday, the chaplain of the institution taking his place in town.

The three sons of David H. ABELL, deceased, bring suit against Alonzo BRODNER to recover possession of the ABELL farm, of some 300 acres, lying between Geneseo and Mt. Morris.

The funeral of Miss Belle HORTON of this village, was held on Monday afternoon from the residence of her brother, F. D. HORTON, Rev. J. M. BATES officiating.

Thos. GRAY, an old-time resident of the village, died on Wednesday of pneumonia. His funeral will be held from the English Lutheran Church on Saturday.

Mrs. Elizabeth ANGELL, who came to Dansville in 1812, died in her 78th year on Wednesday of this week. Mrs. A. was a woman of large-hearted benevolence, energetic in temperament, and the life of her home circle. She leaves a large household of children and grandchildren, and will be greatly mourned in this community. Services at the house on Saturday at 3 p.m.

The annual dance and reception of the hook and ladder company was held last Monday evening at the rink. The attendance was large, the music fine and receipts over $100. Each ticket conferred a chance for the $35 bed room set. Mr. FLICK of Poag's Hole held No. 180, which drew the prize.

Dr. Albert LEFFINGWELL of the Sanatorium will lecture on India before the Oxford League of the Methodist Church next Tuesday evening.

A. J. HILL of the firm of Wild & Hill has gone to Florida.

W. J. DAY of Holley has been visiting his old Medina friends during the past week.

Miss Jessie DAVIS and Miss Kittie SHEPPARD are at home from the Brockport Normal School, on account of the scarlet fever breaking out in that institution.

Seventeen persons united with the Presbyterian Church at Lyndonville last Sunday.

Mrs. George C. FULLER of Lansing, Mich., has been visiting friends in town during the past week.

Dr. R. S. BISHOP has returned from his eastern trip.

Mrs. SOLOMON and Mrs. Simon ADLER of Rochester spent a few days in Medina this week.

Mrs. J. N. KERSBURG is visiting her brother in Rochester.

Mr. Burt M. FRARY has left for Atlanta, Ga., where he has secured a position.

The Middleport Progressive Euchre Club were pleasantly entertained by Mrs. G. M. FRARY and Mrs. F. G. CLAPP of Cross street on Monday evening.

Mrs. Frank JEFFERS of Gloversville, N. Y., who has been spending the winter at the residence of John SW_BE, has returned home.

Miss Belle HOWARD of Batavia spent the first part of the week with Miss Inez JOHNSON.

Miss Mary SLACK of West street gave a progressive euchre party to a company of 16 on Saturday evening.

Mr. H. A. ACER is confined to his house this week by illness.

Mrs. Clarissa NOTTINGHAM of this place, and Mr. Berian S. BALL of Flint, Mich., were united in marriage by the Rev. F. G. McKEEVER last week.

St. John's Church has purchased an excellent cornet for the use of F. E. WELTON in the choir.

The following officers were elected by the Fire Board for the ensuing year, at a recent meeting:
Chief engineer, Fred M. IVES of the Alerts:
assistant chief, F. C. RYAN of the Frarys; vice president, Daniel STURDEVANT of the Protectives; treasurer, Thomas PRATT of the Frarys; secretary, James HORIGAN of the Dawson's.

George RESSEGULE has purchased of Henry H. WARING a half interest in the mill property at Ridgeway for $5,200.

Mellville farmers are making extensive shipments of apples to England.

Miss Frances PRUDOM was married to A. G. BARLOW of Ridgeway on Wednesday last.

Miss Rosa MALLOY died last Sunday at the home of her grandmother on Eagle street. The remains were taken to Lockport for interment.

Wednesday evening, at the residence of the bride's parents, occurred the marriage of Miss Clara BROOKS to Ernest A. BOWMAN of Buffalo, formerly of this place. Rev. F. G. McKEEVEN performed the ceremony. The happy couple will in the future reside in Buffalo, where Mr. BOWMAN has a position on the Express.

Prof. G. W. GURNEE and wife have taken a suite of rooms at the Hart House.

The ladies of the Presbyterian Church gave a pleasant entertainment at the residence of Mrs. Myron S. NEWELL in Center street, Wednesday evening.

Mrs. Oscar JAMES of Hudson, Mich., is visiting Mrs. J. B. GATCHEL of West street.

Mr. and Mrs. Wallace L. HOMMEDIEU(?) gave a pleasant party at their home on Maple Ridge Wednesday evening.

Dawson Hook and Ladder Company will give a social party in Cooper's Hall on the evening of March 17.

F. H. HURD of the Tribune will lecture before the Oxford League in the M. E. Church on Monday evening on "California."

The Literary Club will meet at C. W. ALLEN'S on West street, on Wednesday evening, March 17th. Topic, "Anna and Phoebe Carey."

A new branch of the C. M. B. A. was organized at Middleport Thursday evening by M. W. GRIFFIN of Lockport, district deputy of Niagara county, assisted by a number of members from the different branches in Lockport. J. M. SMITH, Ald. Wm. COMERFORD, M. COOPER, P. RYAN, John CURTIN and M. O'ROURKE of Branch No. 10 of this place was present and report a very enjoyable time. A banquet was given after the exercises. The following officers were elected.
   President -- Rev. Father ROACH.
   First vice-president -- M. HICKEY.
   Second vice-president -- John KEHOE.
   Treasurer -- M. CASEY.
   Corresponding and recording secretary -- P. FERMOIL.
   Assistant recording secretary -- John HAMMOND
   Financial secretary -- Daniel CLARY.
   Marshall -- Michael MULLIGAN.
   Guard -- John TRACEY
   Delegate to grand council -- Father ROACH
   Alternate delegate -- Martin HICKEY
   Trustees for one year -- James HAMMOND, Martin HICKEY, Matthew JUDD.
   Trustees for two years -- John HAMMOND, Patrick HARTIGAN

Mr. Willis MARSHALL left on Thursday morning for Sioux City, Ia., where he will engage in business as a photographer.

Mr. M. STORY has recently purchased the house belonging to Mr. Norton GARDNER on Cuyler street.

Mr. George W. ELTON has taken as a partner in his photographing establishment Mr. James WALKER of this place. We wish the new firm success.

H. N. HARMON is thoroughly refitting and refixing his clothing store on Main street.

The closing exercises of Macedon Academy were held on Wednesday evening, March 10th, and were very interesting.

A school exhibition will be given at the Huntington school-house this evening.

Edgar HARDY leaves shortly for Los Angeles, Cal., where he will strike out for himself.

It is now almost assured that the Cox shoe factory of Rochester intends to remove to this place. The business men's committee have not as yet come to any definite conclusion, but it is expected that the matter will be decided in the course of a few days. Mr. Richard MOORE of this place has offered to contribute one acre of land towards forming a site for the factory and this generous offer is now being considered by those in charge of the matter. All that is required of our citizens is to raise the sum of $10,000, said amount to be paid to the manufacturing concern, which will then put up the necessary building. The company in question employs from 200 to 250 men, and there is no doubt but that it would be of inestimable benefit to Palmyra to secure such a labor-employing concern. If every man will put his shoulder to the wheel and work with zeal and determination, there is no question but that our town will secure the location of the factory.

The sale of seats for the performance of "True Blue" next Thursday evening is increasing rapidly. The G. A. R. boys are working hard to make the production of this military drama a success, and our citizens should encourage them by attending. The part will be assisted by 20 of Palmyra's fair ones.

Mr. and Mrs. O. T. BATES are visiting friends in Woodbury, N. J.

Rev. D. HITCHCOCK of Batavia will officiate at Zion Church to-morrow, at both morning and evening service.

There is at present considerable speculation as regards who the next division superintendent will be.

The next meeting of the Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle will be held at the residence of Miss Julia POMEROY, one week from Tuesday evening.

Alfred WHITE, who made such a daring attempt at self-destruction at Marion a week ago, was at last accounts improving.

Commencing one week from Monday next the Forresters will open a week's engagement at Village Hall. It will be remembered by our citizens that this well-known theatrical troupe was the one which first opened our hall, and this fact alone should secure them big houses. Messrs, SANDERS and LYON have the local management of this engagement, and they will do all in their power to secure a first class entertainment. The company plays "Octoroon," "Fanenon," "East Lynn" and several other popular dramas. The first named is truly a second "Uncle Tom's Cabin," and takes immensely well.

The mild temperature of late has about destroyed the sleighing in our northern towns, and but very few runners are now to be seen in the streets. The farmers are tapping their maples and expect to realize a prolific flow of the saccharine juices for evaporation into syrup and sugar.

A forcible exemplification of the truth of the trite saying, that "politics make strange bed-fellows," was afforded in the adjoining town of Williamson at a recent town meeting, where several prominent individuals noted for their steadfast, uninterrupted reverence for the "ardent" and who possessed, seemingly, the intuitive capacity of distinguishing a beer saloon by the "smoke of the chimney," were found battling with spiteful ferocity and determined co-operation with the temperance people in their support of an anti license candidate for excise commissioner and for what ? Simply and solely, it was claimed, to wreck vengeance upon Phil KERL, the popular landlord of the Williamson Hotel, noted for his uniform practice of refusing to abuse his license in trying emergencies by withholding the intoxicating beverage from such as went too much or ought to have none. However, they failed in their purpose, as many intelligent and considerate temperance advocates of that town, as in this, favor the policy of granting license where its perogatives, invested with grave responsibilities, are not likely to be abused.

Wilson's Theater Comique, which comes highly recommended, are billed for Sodus next week. Their initial performance next Monday evening will be the "Gipsy Queen, or the Flower of the Forest," concluding with the laughable farce entitled the "Two Buzzards."

John WRIGHTSON, aged 86 years, and of long residence in Sodus, died on Tuesday last. Mr. WRIGHTSON's estate was made the subject of an extensive and protracted lawsuit among his former business associates and heirs-at-law, and which was opportunely brought to an amicable settlement in December last, through the instrumentality of ex-Judge HULET_ of the Flower City, Hon. John H. CAMP of Lyons, and Lawyer B. B. SEAMAN of this village.

The Count and Countess Margi will appear at Daniel's Hall this evening.

During February the Seneca Falls & Waterloo railway carried 9,626 passengers.

Harry GROSSBECK and Harry NORTON left yesterday for Pittsburg, where they will join the Wilbur Opera Company.

The members of Silsby Hose will hold a grand masquerade ball on Easter Monday. The following is the committee of arrangements: J. E. MADDEN, G. E. FREELAND, W. S. VAN HOUGHTON, J. S. HURD, Thos. CARR, W. W. BELLOWS, C. A. MacDONALD and James W. GIBSON.

After settling up all the business connected with the recent fair at St. Patrick's Church, the net gain is found to be $3,135.48.

Charles WEBBER is receiving congratulation on the arrival of a son in his family.

The 30th annual session of the Seneca County Teachers' Institute will be held at Farmers Village, commencing March 22d, and continuing five days.

Mr. George W. SMITH, who has been visiting his parents for the last week, has returned to his studies to Rochester.

John McANIFF and his sister, Rose, are visiting friends in Brockport.

Mrs. John SOLOMON died last Wednesday at the age of 73 years. Funeral from her late residence Saturday afternoon.

The semi annual school meeting was held Tuesday evening in the school-house. Two thousand and ninety dollars were voted to pay teachers and other expenses incidental thereto.

An Italian and a bear made a good deal of amusement on our streets last Tuesday for the small boys; also for some of the older ones.

Last week two dogs belonging to farmers in the north part of the town visited a number of hen-houses and did a deal of damage, winding up their raid at H. McBURNEY'S where they killed 11 geese. Their sport was there stopped. Mr. McBURNEY got sight of them and one of them paid the penalty by becoming a victim to the unerring rifle in the hands of Mr. McBURNEY.

School closed yesterday for a vacation of one week.

The Democrat Review this week publishes the full text of the opinion rendered by the Court of Appeals in the matter of the Attica town bonds. This case has had a varied fortune, and has been presented in several forms. The bonds in question were issued several years since, bonding the town for the construction of the Tonawanda Valley & Cuba railroad. The bonds were refunded, and subsequently a large amount of them was sold in the market to the Peekskill Savings Bank. They were afterward sought to be repudiated by the town upon the claim that they were not issued in accordance with the statute providing for the same. The Referee and the general term decided against the validity of the bonds, but the Court of Appeals now reverse this decision and orders a new trial. This decision is in the interest of bonded towns throughout the State, for had it been different, town bonds would have been a drug upon the market, owing to a general fear to purchase paper that might at any time and so readily repudiated. It is generally believed the matter will go no further, for by implication all the points of the repudiationists have been adversely decided. Gen THAYER, our distinguished townsman, has shown great pluck and determination, as counsel for the Peekskill Savings Bank, in carrying this suit through so adverse fortune until victory was reached in the court of last resort.

A meeting of the public-spirited business men of this village was held last evening at Mr. William BRISTOL'S to consider measures looking to the general improvement and prosperity of the town. Warsaw's salt boom originated in a similar way, and who can predict the possible consequences of the present movement.

At least 50 buildings are at this time in course of construction in this village. Warsaw, in this respect, looks very much like a Western town, but her substantial business blocks and other buildings give evidence that this is no ephemeral boom, but solid and enduring prosperity. No town in the East can present so remarkable and assuring prospects to real estate dealers or investors generally.

BEADER --SCRIBNER -- In East Palmyra, March 3, 1886, by Rev. Howard CORNELL, Thomas H. BEADER and Miss Anna E. SCRIBNER, both of Newark.

BASTIAN -- TAYLOR --In Lyons, February 25, 1886, Fred A. BASTIAN and Miss Lillian J., daughter of Edwin TAYLOR, all of Lyons.

FARNSWORTH -- GATES -- In Newark, March 7, 1886, by Rev. A. P. BURGESS, Thomas N. FARNSWORTH to Louisa GATES of Newark.

CRY -- HANNA -- In Geneseo, N. Y., Thursday evening, March 4, 1886, at the home of the bride's parents, by the Rev. J. E. KITTREAGE, D. D., Mr. Thomas CRY and Miss Lizzie HANNA, all of Geneseo.

CAHILL -- PENDERGAST -- At St. Mary's Church, Geneseo, by the Rev. Father MUSSMAECHER, on Tuesday, the 9th inst., Mr. Jeremiah CAHILL of Geneseo to Miss Mary PENDERGAST of Leicester.

McMULLEN - In Newark, March 10, 1886, Isabella, daughter of R. N. McMULLEN.

LANDON - At Newark, March 9, 1886, Egbert B. S. LANDON, aged 62 years.

WASHBURN - In Holley, March 3d, L. S. WASHBURN, aged 58 years.

SAVAGE - In Holley, March 5th, Mrs. G. H. SAVAGE.

BROWN - In Bergen, March 5th, Mrs. BARTHOLOMEW BROWN, aged 67(?) years.

GODDARD - In Scottsville, March 7th, William Gilbert GODDARD, aged 71 years.

PICKETT - In Brockport, March 7th, John PICKETT, aged 56 years.

HILL - In Brockport, March 8th, Rev. Trenton S. HILL, aged 65 years.

SMITH - At Seattle, Washington Territory, on the morning of March 12th, Julius W. SMITH, son of the late E. F. SMITH of this city.

FLAKE - In this city, at his late residence, 540 North St. Paul st., Henry FLAKE, aged 68 years and 2 months.
-Funeral Monday, at 1:30, from the house, and at 2 o'clock from Salem Church. Friends of the family invited.

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 by Millions!"
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.

-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.

-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. SORNBORGER, Rep.

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.

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.

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.

Rochester, Monroe, NY
Union & Advertiser
Mon Mar 22, 1886                                                
THEOBALD - REARDON - In Geneva, March 11, 1886, by Rev. Henry MOREY, Mr. Charles P. THEOBALD of Evansville, Wis., and Miss Katie REARDON of Geneva.
MURRELL - MORROW - In Honeoye, March 11, 1886, by Rev. S. Mills DAY, Mr. Michael A. MURRELL of East Bloomfield, and Miss Eva A. MORROW of Richmond.
BOZARD - CLARK - In Canandaigua, March 16th at the residence of R. H. SCOTT, Esq., by Rev. Joseph H. FRANCE, D. D., Mr. Earle W. BOZARD of Canandaigua and Miss Nellie W. CLARK of Almond, N. Y.
JENKS - In East Avon, March 12, 1886, Dr. James E. JENKS, aged 52 years.
SAUNDERS - In Canandaigua, March 18, 1886, William SAUNDERS, aged 64 years.
BOYD - At Oaks Corners, March 5, 1886, Mrs. Ann BOYD, aged 78 years.
BOWERS - In Lyons March 14, 1886, Edward W., son of John BOWERS, aged 7 years.
CRANE - In Phelps, March 16th, Carso CRANE, aged 85 years.
BUTTS - At his home in Greece, Sunday the 21st, George W., only son of Simeon and Sarah BUTTS, aged 21 years, 3 months and 17 days.
-Funeral from the house Tuesday the 23d inst., at 1:30 p.m., and from the Greece Baptist Church at 2:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances of the family are invited to attend.
GALLAGHER - In Greece, March 20, 1886, Mrs. Catharine GALLAGHER, aged 7(3 or 5) years.
-Funeral from the family residence on the Ridge to-morrow (Tuesday) morning at 9 o'clock.
ROGERS - At his residence in the town of Wheatland, Byron L., youngest son of Daniel E. and Eunice ROGERS, aged 36 years.
-Funeral from his late residence on Tuesday, at 3 p.m.
GOODGER - In this city, March 20th, of paralysis, Henry GOODGER, aged 72 years.
-Funeral from the residence of J. H. GOODGER, 70 Costar street, Tuesday, at 2 p.m. Friends invited.
UPTON - March 20, 1886, Charles E. UPTON, aged 52 years.
-Funeral from the residence of Wm. S. LITTLE, 397 East ave., Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock.
THOMPSON - In Farmington, Ct., March 20, 1886, Mrs. Eliza A. THOMPSON, aged 86 years.
-Funeral services to-morrow (Tuesday) morning at 10:30 o'clock, at Mt. Hope Chapel.