Rochester, Monroe, NY
Union & Advertiser
Sat Feb 2, 1895
A HORRIBLE DEATH
Albert Fletcher Drawn Into a Series of Cogs
Accident in a Penn Yan Mill - Some Water Works Figures.
Other News of Western New York and Rochester's Vicinity
Gathered by Union Correspondents
Penn Yan, Feb. 2 - A most horrible accident occurred yesterday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock in Cassell & Brokett's mill, in which Albert FLETCHER, an employee, was killed.
FLETCHER had been employed as a sweeper in the mill for about a week, and during the afternoon was engaged in this line of work in the loft, where there is a perfect network of belts, cog wheels and other machinery. He was at work alone and the first intimation that any of the other employees had of the accident was when the feed elevators suddenly stopped.
The person in charge of this portion of the machinery rushed upstairs, and there found the limp body of the unfortunate man securely fast in a system of cog wheels running a section of elevators.
His arm was badly mangled, back and legs broken, and other parts of the body severely bruised. The body was extracted as quickly as possible, but it is evident that death was instantaneous.
The supposition is that while at his work he slipped and fell upon the wheels, and before he could recover himself was drawn into the death dealing cogs.
Coroner TOMPKINS was called, but decided that there was no need of an inquest, and the body was removed to Hopkins' undertaking establishment. FLETCHER was 22 years of age and leaves a wife.
Rice McCAULEY, deputy internal revenue collector was in town yesterday on business connected with the enforcement of the income tax law.
Miss Alice DOWLING is visiting in Elmira.
The elevation of the reservoir of the water works above various parts of the village and the pressure per square inch is as follows: Pumping station, 315 feet, 136 pounds; Wheeler's corner, 296 feet, 128 pounds; Knapp House corner, 306 feet, 129 pounds; Presbyterian Church, 287 feet, 124 pounds; corner Head and Main streets, 253 feet, 106 pounds; corner Head and Liberty streets, 237 feet, 102 pounds; corner Head and Hamilton streets, 201 feet, 87 pounds; corner Clinton and Hamilton streets, 246 feet, 106 pounds; corner Clinton and Lawrence streets, 216 feet, 93 pounds; Five Pounds, 275 feet, 119 pounds; corner East Main and Boundary streets, 232 feet, 100 pounds.
The case of Sheldon KETTELL, charged with petit larceny has been settled.
The following proposed appropriations for roads and bridges will be voted on at coming town meeting. One hundred and twenty-five dollars for repairing bridge near Andrew THAYER'S in district No. 32, $125, for bridge near James HAZARD'S, in district No. 5; $75 for bridge near Milo Mills, district No. 4; $150, for bridge near Warren SANFORD'S, district No. 7; $50 for work in Bell's gully, in district No. 2; $300 for plank and pipe; for bridges; $200, to complete road, near May's Mill at town line.
The remains of Levi MILLSPAUGH, aged 69(?) years, were brought from Willard State Hospital yesterday, and interred at Branchport.
A fox chase was held at Grange Raplee's in Barrington to-day. Prizes were given at $3, $2 and $1.
The following marriages have occurred here this week; Chester RUTHFORD of Penn Yan to Bertha BELL of May's Mill; Fred TULLY of Penn Yan to Mrs. VOSBURG of Penn Yan; Arthur WARREN of Penn Yan to Miss DUNNING of Dundee.
Henry H. CLARK of Harrison Valley, Pa., will deliver an address at the Young Men's meeting in Cornwell's Hall to-morrow afternoon.
William BROWN, a well-known resident of Dundee, mysteriously disappeared a few days ago and all efforts to locate him since then have been futile. The day before he disappeared he disposed of his personal property at auction and realized quite a sum of money from the sale. It is said that nine years ago he acted in a similar manner, but returned after a short absence, claiming that he regained his senses in Rochester.
Collector NICHOLS has received about $20,000 at 1 per cent, leaving $3,500 to be collected at 5 per cent.
To-morrow will be observed as Christian Endeavor day in the Methodist Church.
While coasting on Lawrence street Thursday evening John GAVIN, a 15 year old lad, collided with another bob and was thrown with such force as to break his leg. A little later in the evening a bob on its downward trip ran into the cutter of Morris BUCKLEY of Benton, totally demolishing the cutter, although the participants escaped without injury.
On Monday the case of the Gorham highway commissioners against the Middlesex Valley railroad, which involves the location of the station in Gorham, will be tried.
The ice harvest has closed at this end of the lake. Besides the houses all being filled to their capacity, 10,000 tons, or 500 cars, have been shipped to southern and western New York towns. On a test made a few days ago the plant of Wade SHANNON was able to house 190 tons an hour.
BRONSON - At the residence of her sister, Mrs. S. A. WARNE, 185 Cady street, on Friday, Feb. 1, 1895, Maggie D., wife of C. A. BRONSON, aged 33 years.
-Funeral from the house on Monday, February 4th at 2 p.m.
GRAPENSTETER - In this city at the State Hospital on the 31st of January, 1895, Christina, wife of the late Moses GRAPENSTETER, age 58(?) years.
-Funeral Sunday from the residence of her daughter, Mrs. John SMITHERS, 89 Thompson street, at 2:30 p.m. Friends of the family are invited to attend.
MATHEIS - This morning, February, February 2, 1894[sic], at the family residence, 328 Brown street, Kittie MATHEIS, aged 20 years.
-Funeral from the late home; Monday afternoon. Private.
SUIT FOR DIVORCE
James J. Quinn, Retired Contractor Defendant - Bertha Dingman, Co-Respondent.
The sensational ending of a summer flirtation came this morning when Mrs. Laura QUINN, through her attorney, Leslie E. HULBERT, brought an action for absolute divorce against her husband, James J. QUINN, capitalist and retired contractor. The summons and complaint was served on the defendant in the village of Newark where he is at present temporarily residing. Mrs. QUINN is a tall and handsome brunette with snapping black eyes. She looks to be a very proud woman and her friends say that she feels the disgrace of her husband's conduct keenly. She is about 30 years of age. James J. QUINN is a man perhaps 45 years old. He has seen a great deal of the world and is a very well-known man in this city. He is flashy in regard to jewelry and dress.
Mr. and Mrs. QUINN were married in August, 1883. They resided for a time in Buffalo and afterwards in New York city. In 1888 the QUINNS came to Rochester to live, the husband having business interests in this city. They lived happily together before coming here, and four children, two boys and two girls, had been born to them.
The wife claims that after QUINN came to Rochester he developed tastes that were fast and tendencies that were "sporty." In the summer of 1890 Mr. QUINN, who had little to do, spent most of his time at Ontario Beach. In the winter of that year the wife claims that her husband spent much of his time away from home and neglected her. Again in the summer of 1894 QUINN whose tastes led him to delight in resorts and the gay life about town, took up his headquarters at Charlotte. By this time his wife had become very suspicious of him. She watches him closely, and although she avers that "Smiling QUINN, as he is known, was very attentive to some ladies at the beach, nevertheless she did not get the evidence which she sought.
QUINN became tired of being shadowed before the season was over and after some heated domestic controversies agreed to separate for a time. QUINN went east but left provision for his wife and family.
QUINN led a better life up to December last so it is stated; than he had in years past. But about the first of last December a pretty young woman, whose name is Bertha DINGMAN, came to Rochester, and it was not long before a good deal of talk spread abroad concerning her relations with Mr. QUINN. Miss DINGMAN is said to be a talented woman who was at one time an actress. Mrs. QUINN did some more detective work, and this time she says that she succeeded in securing evidence enough to win her case.
She accordingly brought the action this morning, as stated above. In her complaint she charges that her husband has been guilty of adultery with Miss DINGMAN at the house of William SHELP, on Palmyra street, Newark. Mrs. QUINN asks that the bonds of matrimony be dissolved at once.
BACK TO HIS HOME
A Russian and His Family Sent Back to the Czar's Domains
For some time the city has been supporting a child of Jewish parents in one of the city asylums for destitute children. The father, Abram MALACHOVITZ, has been out of work, and the mother has been confined in the State Hospital, suffering from a mild form of insanity.
The father said he was of the opinion that if his wife could be removed to her old home in Russia, where she could be among her friends, that in all probability her condition would improve. A local Hebrew society, therefore, took the matter in charge, and after a thorough investigation decided to make an effort to send the family back. The state sent the woman back, and the city poor department sent back the father and the two children. Their destination is Kydtkuhnen.
WENT BY DEFAULT
The Dean Divorce Case to be Reopened by the Defense
The divorce case of Frederick J. R. DEAN against Stella DEAN, has been allowed through the ignorance of the defendant, to go by default, and an effort is to be made by Mrs. DEAN'S attorneys to reopen the case.
This action, which is for absolute divorce on the ground of unfaithfulness, was begun last week when the papers were served upon Mrs. DEAN. Mrs. DEAN'S attorneys were out of town when she called and being ignorant of the statute of limitations she left the papers in their office. Upon their return the lawyers found that the case had gone by default. Mrs. DEAN claims to have a good defense.
Result of the Inquest on His Remains
Coroner's Jury Severely Censures the Central-Hudson and the Common Council
Testimony of Mr. and Mrs. Wirsing, Who Barely Escaped Being Killed-
Flagman Not Blamed
Some remarkable testimony was given last night before the jury empaneled by Coroner KLEINDIENST to decide on the death of Philip J. WALDELE, the deaf mute who was killed by a Central-Hudson train at the Brown street crossing.
The railway and the Common Council were severely censured, the former for not properly guarding the crossing, and the latter for being lax in regard to the ordinance which requires that there shall be gates at grade crossings, and which also regulates the speed of trains within the city limits.
There was some doubt as to the conduct of Nathan THATCHER, the flagman. John ROTH swore that THATCHER was not at the crossing at the time. Mr. and Mrs. August WIRSING, who barely escaped death, swore that THATCHER gave them a signal to drive forward. Had they done so the train that killed WALDELE would have sent them to their deaths, Mrs. WIRSING testified:
"When we got to Brown street a little after 6 o'clock Wednesday morning the flagman waved his lantern for us to stop. We did stop. A freight train was going west. After the last car had passed the flagman signaled us to go ahead. We started. After the horse had gone but four or five steps I heard the passenger train. We pulled up on the horse. He backed up and the train just passed the horse's head by an inch. I saw a man try to cross the tracks. I do not know whether it was WALDELE, but he could not have reached the other side. I did not see the passenger train hit him."
THATCHER, the flagman, testified: "I live at No. 20 Wentworth street. I am a flagman on Brown street crossing employed by the Central-Hudson and Buffalo, Rochester & Pittsburg roads. I go on duty at 6 p. m. There are six tracks in all at the crossing, four on the Central-Hudson and two on the Buffalo, Rochester & Pittsburg. The crossing is about 160 feet wide. Between the hours of 5 and 7 a.m., there are six or seven fast trains besides the freight that pass. I stand in the center of the tracks, so I can guard both sides."
The jury, which was composed of J. C. BROWN, foreman, A. F. TOOKER, James RYAN, F. C. STEINMILLER, Joseph WOLF, William H. HEINTZ, J. A. MURRAY, John SULLIVAN, W. H. CANTY, Arthur M. MINER, C. F. SCHEURMAN and George B. RIDDLE, rendered a verdict to the effect that Philip J. WALDELE came to his death by being struck by train No. 2 of the New York Central railway.
The crossing is a dangerous one, and the residents of the neighborhood say that it is not properly guarded. Many accidents have happened there. The crossing at Hague street is also dangerous, no flagman being on duty there.
Wife of Peter de GREVE Died Alone and in Destitute Circumstances.
Coroner KLEINDIENST this morning called the attention of the city overseer of the poor, GARDINER to the case of Peter de GREVE of 458 Hudson avenue.
Yesterday morning the coroner was notified that a woman had died at the above address without medical attendance. An investigation was made. The house, but little better than a shanty, contained but little to make life cheerful. One room was used as kitchen, dining and living room, the other as bed-chamber. In the latter lay the dead woman, and besides her a girl baby, for whose life the mother had given hers.
De GREVE is a Dutchman, and speaks but little English. He came from Holland four years ago, and has had a hard struggle for existence. Some time ago, a daughter, a child of 8, was killed by a Central-Hudson train.
Yesterday morning, when his wife was taken suddenly ill, he was afraid to leave her to summon a physician, but when the child was born he went to call one of the neighbors. When he returned his wife was dead. The child will live.
The coroner granted a certificate.
OPINION NOT YET READY
City Attorney Rodenbeck Has Not Yet Had Time to Answer Questions
City Attorney RODENBECK, who has been trying cases in court all the past week, has not yet had an opportunity to prepare an opinion of the question of Sunday closing, as he was asked to do by the Board of Police Commissioners.
It is probable that the opinion will be ready early next week.
DEATHS AND FUNERALS
--Christena GRAPENSTTER, wife of the late Moses GRAPENSTTER, died Thursday at the State Hospital, aged 58 years. The funeral will be held to-morrow afternoon from the residence of her daughter, Mrs. John SMITHERS, 89 Thompson street.
--Mrs. Charles A. BRONSON, aged 33 years, died last night at her home, 186 Cady street.
--Mrs. Delanie E. LAY died last night at her home, 116 Flower City park, aged 68 years.
--Clayton LEW, son of George and Margaret JACOBS, died this morning at the family residence in Gates, aged 6 months. The funeral will be held Monday morning at 9 o'clock from Holy Ghost Church, Coldwater.
--Mrs. Mary KLIPFEL died yesterday at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. KUTTRUFF, 20 Third street, aged 62 years. The funeral will be held Monday morning at 8:30 o'clock from the house and at 9 o'clock from St. Joseph's Church.
--Maggie D., wife of Charles A. BRONSON, died yesterday at the residence of Mrs. S. A. WARNER, 186 Cady street, aged 33 years. She is survived by a husband and child.
--Miss Elizabeth BARNARD died yesterday at the residence of her sister, Mrs. John E. CRAVEN of Pittsford. The funeral will be held Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from Christ Church.
--The funeral of Annis J. HOEKSTRA took place at 2 o'clock this afternoon from the house, 5 Cameron street. Rev. G. B. F. HALLOCK conducted the services, assisted by Rev. M. REMEIN of the Dutch Reformed Church. There were many beautiful floral tributes. The interment was in Mt. Hope. The bearers were: Adrian HUBREGTSE, Cornelius WYKHNIZE, Abram WAGENMAKER, John VERWERDA and Joseph STRICK.
--The funeral of Frederick T. LENT took place yesterday afternoon from the residence of his father, 195 Tremont street. Services were conducted by Rev. M. E. HEDDING, pastor of the Cornhill M. E. Church, assisted by Rev. G. W. PADDOCK, Rev. J. Ross LYNCH, Rev. Frederick S. REDFERN and Rev. James GOSNELL. A male quartette rendered two very fine musical selections. The floral emblems were many and beautiful. The body was taken to-day to Rome, Pa., for interment. A delegation from the freshman class of the University of Rochester acted as bearers from the house to the railroad station.
MISS MATHEIS DEAD
Passed Away Shortly Before One O'Clock This Morning
Kittie MATHEIS, the young girl who shot herself Tuesday evening because her lover had jilted her, died shortly before 1 o'clock this morning. She remained conscious ever since the shooting and until within three hours of her death. She expressed no regret for what she had done. During the evening she bade her mother, brother and sisters an affectionate farewell, and spoke tenderly of William ESTERHELD, the man whom she loved, saying that she hoped he would not grieve when he heard that she was dead.
The girl stoutly maintained that no improper relations between ESTERHELD and herself ever existed, and her statement is believed by her people. After her death the coroner was notified, but it is thought that an inquest will not be necessary.
FOUND A FOETUS
A foetus was found in Brown's race, back of Armstrong & Shaw's mills, yesterday afternoon. Coroner KLEINDIENST ordered it burned.
Rochester, Monroe, NY
Democrat & Chronicle
Sun Feb 3, 1895
--Bridget BURNS, widow of the late Patrick BURNS, died yesterday at St. Mary's Hospital, aged 84 years.
--Thomas CARROLL, formerly foreman of the Central-Hudson round house in this city, died Thursday in Buffalo.
--Mrs. Frederick W. LAY, widow of the late Frederick W. LAY, died Friday evening at her home, No. 116 Flour City park, aged 68 years.
--Elmer J., son of Louis and Jennie SANDER, died yesterday afternoon at the family residence, No. 319 St. Joseph street. The funeral will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the house.
MR. PERKINS FOR PRESIDENT
The annual election of officers of the Genesee Valley Club was held last evening at the club house on East avenue. The following were chosen: President, Gilman H. PERKINS; vice-president, James WATSON; secretary, Hayward HAWKES; treasurer, Erickson PERKINS. The meeting was largely attended and a banquet was served at its conclusion.
Port Jefferson, L. I., Feb. 2 - Colonel Alfred H. TAYLOR is dead, aged 54 years. In 1861 he was appointed clerk in the adjutant-general's office at Albany. In 1875 General TOWNSEND appointed him assistant adjutant-general. He served on the staffs of Governor TILDEN, Governor HOFFMAN and Governor FENTON. Declining health compelled him to resign his office of assistant adjutant-general on November 9, 1878.
Cleveland, Feb. 2 - Judge C. C. BALDWIN, presiding judge of the circuit court for the eighth judicial district of Ohio, died at his home in this city to-day, aged 61 years.
ITALIANS KILLED BY THE CARS
Orange, N. J., Feb. 2 - Antonio CEPPA and Antonio GABOQUA, Italian hatters, were struck and instantly killed, to-night by a train on the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western railroad at the Forest street crossing.
MAY LOSE THEIR MONEY
A Rochester Bank and Business House After a New York Liveryman
New York, Feb. 2 - Some of the creditors of Henry WILLIS, who has been proprietor of the Union League livery stables at Nos. 2 and 4 East Thirty-ninth street, are trying to collect their claims through the sheriff. The Alliance Bank of Rochester has obtained two judgments against him for $528, and Keeler & Jennings one for $334. The executions were given to Deputy Sheriff CARRAHER, and when he went to make a levy he was informed that Mr. WILLIS had sold out the entire business three weeks ago to his wife, Anna Clara WILLIS, the consideration being $24,000. Mr. WILLIS has been in business for eleven years. The principal part of his custom came, it is said, from the Union league Club.
ACCIDENT TO THE PHONECIA
New York, Feb. 2 - When the stevedores employed in unloading the Hamburg steamer Phoenicia, which arrived at Hoboken January 29th, began to hoist the cargo to the dock it was seen that the goods were in a badly damaged condition. The officers of the ship refused to give any information, but to-day it was learned that the Phoenicia, on her second day out, was struck by a huge wave that stove in one of her forward port-holes and flooded her hold. The damage was repaired, the water pumped out and the vessel suffered no further mishap. When she was docked, however, it was found that her cargo had been damaged about $200,000. The damaged goods consisted of cloth, silks and aniline dyes, which are said to be a total loss.
PLACED ON THE RETIRED LIST
Washington, Feb. 2 - The name of Brevet Gen Cyrus Ballou COMSTOCK, U. S. A. Colonel corps of engineers, will, after to-day, be placed upon the retired list of the army by operation of law, as he will have reached the specific age of 64 years on Sunday.
DERRICK WILL JUGGLE MAIL
Postmaster PERKINS has made an addition to the list of substitute clerks employed at the postoffice, by the appointment of Charles A. DERRICK. Mr. DERRICK has been on the eligible list for some time, having passed a very successful civil service examination. He is a son of ex-Health Commissioner Timothy DERRICK.
MRS. S. T. RORER COMING
Course of six practical lectures on high art, artistic and economical cookery by Sarah Tyson RORER, director of model kitchen, World's Fair, Chicago. Principal Philadelphia cooking school. Editor of Household News, Y. M. C. A. February 4th to 9th, inclusive. Subject at 3 P. M. February 4th, next Monday, "How to Use the Chafing Dish." Sweet breads, lobsters, oysters, omelet will be served. The course tickets $2.50; single tickets 50 cents.
PROFESSOR B. B. CLARK, EYE SPECIALIST, TO AGAIN VISIT ROCHESTER
Commencing Thursday of this week, Prof. CLARK, who formerly remained at Booth's, will be at Humburch & McAllaster Bros., 22 State street, and remain 10 days, to make free examinations of the eyes and adjust lenses.
SANDER - In this city, at the family residence, No. 319 St. Joseph street, Saturday, February 2, 1895, Elmer J., son of Louis and Jennie SANDER.
-Funeral from residence Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock.
MATHEIS - In this city, at the family residence, No. 320 Brown street, Saturday, February 2, 1895, Miss Kittie MATHEIS, aged 20 years.
-Funeral will take place at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon from her late residence. Private.
BAILEY - In this city, at the family residence, No. 22 James street, Saturday, February 2, 1895, Wells S. BAILEY, aged 66 years.
-Funeral Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock.
Rochester, Monroe, NY
Union & Advertiser
Mon Feb 4, 1895
BROCKPORT MAN'S EXPERIENCE
Narrowly Escaped Being Shot and Falling into a Well
Brockport, Feb. 4 - Marcus COOK had a very narrow escape from death Saturday afternoon. He, with several companions, started rabbit hunting. When in a field about two miles east of Brockport Mr. COOK became separated from his companions. He was walking along when he suddenly fell. The discharge of his gun, which had fallen from his hands, attracted the attention of his companions. They came up and found Mr. COOK struggling to keep from falling into a well. With their assistance he was rescued. The well was thirty feet deep and contained twelve feet of water. On account of the deep snow Mr. COOK did not see it until he nearly fell into it.
The ladies' Auxiliary of the Y. M. C. A. will meet in its rooms next Thursday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock.
R. MATHIS, whose peculiar actions lately have attracted the attention of the people here, last Friday night jumped from a third story window in his night clothes. He landed in a snow bank, which probably saved his life. Fred COOK, who has been __ring for MATHIS, found his patient Friday with a loaded revolver, which he turned on COOK as he entered. After a fierce struggle COOK succeeded in getting the revolver from him. On Friday evening about 10 o'clock. COOK left the room, but had gone but a short time when he heard a window alarm. He hurried back to the room and found that MATHIS had jumped from a back window. With the aid of some men Mr. COOK succeeded in getting MATHIS upstairs. Drs. COOK and SILLIMAN were called and it was found that he was suffering from a hemorrhage of the stomach, caused by the jump. He was brought to the State Hospital at Rochester Saturday afternoon.
Rev. Richard J. STORY, pastor of the Catholic Church, and Julius LESTER started last evening for a two weeks' trip to Washington and the south.
On next Sunday evening there will be a to joint meeting of the Y. P. S. C. E. at the Methodist Church, Main street.
Miss D. Eloise MORGAN, who takes the part of Ninette in "Prince Ananias," is the guest of Mrs. MORGAN of Main street.
A handsome reception was given her Saturday evening, at which many Brockport and Rochester well-known society people were present. The house was handsomely decorated with smilax, ferns and plants. Refreshments were served during the evening. A very fine musical programme was rendered for the entertainment of the guests.
Mrs. Amos COATS of Sweden died at her home Saturday. Deceased was 74 years old. Her husband and one son survive her.
At a meeting of the village board last week, a petition signed by several prominent citizens was presented, requesting the board to consider the question of securing a police justice. The town has paid constables and justices for the work, and it is thought that if a police justice and two officers could be secured on a salary it would be a great saving in comparison with the present system.
SUICIDE AT AUBURN
White Wife of a Colored Cook Takes Eighteen Grains of Morphine
Auburn, Feb. 4 - Mary CISCO, the white wife of the colored cook of the Osborne House, suicided this morning by taking eighteen grains of morphine. Of late she had been living with a colored ex-convict.
SUICIDE IN GENESEO
John Davidson Kills Himself With a Revolver - Probably Insane
Geneseo, Feb. 4 - John DAVIDSON, a prominent jeweler and church member of this village, committed suicide early this morning by shooting himself with a revolver at his home on Main street.
He was well to do, and up to a week ago seemed to be contented and happy. A few days ago he began to act strangely, and labored under the idea that he was to be indicted by the grand jury and taken to jail for some imaginary offense. He leaves a widow.
DEATHS AND FUNERALS
--Benjamin FISHER died Saturday at his home in Brighton, aged 68 years.
--John STUTZRIHM, aged 52 years, died this morning at his home, 20 Rhine street.
--Wilhelm HORN, aged 64 years, died last night at his home, 16 Widman street.
--Laura E. LARKIN died yesterday at the home of her parents in Greece Center, aged 1 year.
--Bridget BURNS, widow of the late Patrick BURNS, died Saturday at St. Mary's Hospital, aged 84 years.
--Wells S. BAILEY died Saturday at the family residence, 22 James street, aged 66 years. The funeral was held at 3 o'clock this afternoon.
--Arthur KARLE, infant son of Lewis and Minnie(?) KARLE, died to-day at the family residence, 10 Henrietta place, aged 4 months.
--The funeral of Mrs. Maggie D. BRONSON took place from the residence of her sister, Mrs. S. A. WARNER, at 2 o'clock this afternoon.
--Andrew JAEGER died Saturday night at his late residence, 16 Lime street, aged 79 years. He leaves two daughters, Mrs. Mary A. DAVIS and Mrs. Aby FELCON.
--Betsey E., wife of the late Henry THAYER, died yesterday afternoon at her late residence, 69 Hickory street, aged 71 years. The funeral will be held from the residence to-morrow afternoon at 3 o'clock.
--Elmer J., son of Louis and Jennie SANDER, died Saturday afternoon at the family residence, 319 St. Joseph street. The funeral was held this afternoon at 2 o'clock from the house.
--Lizzie A., wife of A. R. Des ROCHE, aged 23 years, died yesterday morning at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. CAMPBELL of 19 1/2 Maple place. She leaves one child, an infant.
--William DOEGAN died yesterday morning at his late home, 26 Walnut street, aged 75 years. He was a veteran of the late war and a member of the 108th New York infantry.
--William J. BIGEM, the oldest engineer on the Rome, Watertown & Ogdensburg railroad, died Saturday at his home in Oswego, aged 52 years. He began railroading work at the age of 21 years on the old Midland railroad.
--John LEUTNER died yesterday morning at the family residence No. 41
Charlotte street, aged 29 years.
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--Norah CULKIN, daughter of Mary and the late Daniel CULKINS, died this morning at her home, 66 Sophia street, aged 24 years.
--Thomas SYLVESTER died to-day in Charlotte, aged 78 years. Deceased is survived by a wife, two sons and one daughter. The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock.
Two Thousand People in City Hall Square, Brooklyn, This Afternoon.
Brooklyn, Feb. 4 - At 1:43 o'clock this afternoon 2,000 people had gathered in City Hall square.
Details of police immediately put in appearance.
The officers drew their night sticks and pushed the crowd back.
In the meantime there was cheering from the crowd and derisive cries at the non-union street car men.
Peter McDONALD, one of the crowd, was hit on the head by an officer's club and received a bad scalp wound. Later the crowd melted away.
The Veteran Hero of Many Fires Passed Away at his Home This Morning.
George FORD died this morning at his home, 15 Kent street, aged 45 years.
The deceased was one of the oldest and best known firemen of the city. Years ago he belonged to the Actives, and was at one time a foreman of that company. He was also a member of the Exempt Firemen's Association. FORD was well known by most of the old residents of Rochester. At one time he kept a saloon at the corner of Front street and Central avenue. Then he removed to State street and later kept a restaurant and saloon on Allen street. His place was always decorated with mementoes in the shape of medals, badges, pictures of famous fires and firemen, etc.
The deceased is survived by a wife and three children.
There will be a meeting of Active Hose Company, No. 2, at 8 o'clock this evening, at the hose house, to take action on the death of Mr. FORD.
OLD RESIDENT DEAD
Edward Blackford, Once a Prosperous Merchants,
Died at the Hahnemann Hospital.
Edward BLACKFORD, once a fairly prosperous dry goods merchant doing business on State street, died Saturday at the Hahnemann Hospital, where he has been for some time as a charity patient.
The deceased was once one of the well-known business men of the Flower City. At the time of his death he was in the 80th year of his age. He was for a long time successful in business, but complications arose whereby he lost his property. It is said his domestic life was not pleasant either, and he went out of business. In his old age palsy came upon him and he has been confined in the hospital since 1890.
The funeral was held this afternoon. Short funeral services were held at 2:30 o'clock at Mt. Hope Chapel and the remains were laid at rest in Mt. Hope Cemetery.
FOUND IN A CHURCH
The Body of an Infant Child Found This Morning by a Sexton.
The body of a fully developed female child was found in a corner of the vestibule near the baptismal fount of St. Patrick's Cathedral at 9 o'clock this morning. The child was swatched in a black cloth having the appearance of being the remnant of an old shawl. Other than this the body was naked.
At 6 o'clock this morning the sexton of the church entered the church to ring the Angelus. There was nothing in the vestibule at that time. At 9 o'clock he had occasion to enter the vestibule again. In one corner was a black bundle and the sexton walked over to it for the purpose of removing it. Then he discovered it to be the body of a female child. The infant had the appearance of being several weeks old. There were no marks of violence on the body. Coroner KLEINDIENST was at once notified and is making an investigation of the case. No clue was left whereby the identity of the parentage of the child could be ascertained. It is theorized that the parents were too poor to afford a funeral.
FUNERAL OF KITTIE MATHEIS
Last Rites of the Unfortunate Girl This Afternoon at Her Late Home.
The funeral of Kittie MATHEIS, the unfortunate girl who shot herself last Tuesday evening, after attempting in vain the life of her lover, was held this afternoon from the home of her mother, 280 Brown street. A large concourse of friends gathered to view the last sad rites, and the floral tributes were many and beautiful.
The services were conducted by the Rev. Mr. HINCKELL, assisted by the Rev. Ray ALLEN. The pall-bearers were: George C. GERLING, John S. SCHLAGER, George L. WICK, James H. KOEHLER, Louis FOX, H. J. VECHTOLD. The unfortunate girl was dressed in what was to have been her wedding gown. After the services at the house the interment, which was private, took place at Mount Hope.
DIED OF HEART DISEASE
Mrs. Maggie Murphy Falls from Her Chair and Suddenly Expires
At No. 132 1/2 Frankfort street is a small uninviting house that for some time has been the home of three sisters, all widows advanced in years. Yesterday noon, as one of them, Mrs. Maggie MURPHY, was sitting chatting with the others, she suddenly leaned forward in her chair, and after gasping a moment fell to the floor, dead. Coroner GRAHAM was called and granted a certificate of death from heart disease. The three old women have lived in seclusion and, those about them say, in poverty, though one of the sisters is known to have a fair-sized bank account. The trio have been in the habit of drinking to excess, and one of them was intoxicated when the coroner made his investigation.
DIED FROM A HEMORRHAGE
Coroner GRAHAM was called to 41 Charlotte street yesterday, where John E. LENTNER had died suddenly. The man was 39 years of age. He had been ill for several days. Early yesterday morning he had a severe hemorrhage and died shortly after. The coroner issued a certificate.
PHYSICAL DIRECTOR WINANS WILL READ
Physical Director W. W. WINANS of the Y. M. C. A. will read a paper at the convention of association secretaries and physical directors to be held at Rome, N. Y., February 20th.
Rochester, Monroe, NY
Democrat & Chronicle
Mon Feb 4, 1895
MATHEIS - The funeral of Miss Kittie MATHEIS will be held at 2 o'clock this (Monday) afternoon from the residence of her parents, No. 328 Brown street.
THAYER - In this city, at the family residence, No. 69 Hickory street, Sunday, February 3, 1895, Mrs. Betsie E., wife of the late Henry THAYER, aged 71 years and 4 months.
-Funeral from the residence Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Friends invited. Buffalo and Batavia papers please copy.
BRONSON - In this city, at the residence of her sister, Mrs. S. A. WARNER, Friday, February 1, 1895, Maggie D., wife of Charles A. BRONSON, aged 33 years.
-Funeral this (Monday) afternoon at 2 o'clock.
DES ROCHE - In this city at the residence of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. CAMPBELL, No. 19 1/2 Maple place, Lizzie A., wife of A. R. DES ROCHE, aged 23 years.
-Funeral Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock.
BAILEY - In this city at the family residence, No. 22 James street, Saturday, February 2, 1895, Wells S. BAILEY, aged 66 years.
-Funeral Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock.
Rochester, Monroe, NY
Democrat & Chronicle
Tue Feb 5, 1895
Dwelling Burned in Brockport and the Narrow Escape of the Occupants
--The Rev. T. Harwood PATTISON(?) of Rochester Theology Seminary will deliver a lecture on Abraham LINCOLN at the Chili Presbyterian Church this evening.
--Rev. H. E. KEELEY, who was to have conducted revival services in the Presbyterian Church this week, cancelled his engagement, but begin a series of meetings on February 18th, to continue two weeks.
--Aeneas LAMB, an old resident of the town of Walworth and Penfield, died at the latter place Saturday night last, aged 88 years and 4 months. Deceased leaves one son, Esbond LAMB, of Palmyra, and several grandchildren.
--The funeral of Miss Elizabeth Elwell BARNARD was held at Christ Church, Pittsford, yesterday afternoon. The rector, Rev. H. E. WOOD, was assisted by Rev. G. T. Le BOUTILLIER of Rochester. The quartette, composed of Mrs. W. H. REYNOLDS, J. S. FORD, Miss Frances SPIEGEL and W. H. REYNOLDS, sang two hymns. The bearers were Ed. BISHOP, Bernard GROVER, Frederick GROVER, of Rochester, Harry MAY, of Pittsford, Mr. MELL_NS and Mr. DAVIS of Geneva.
--As a result of the recent revivals held in Honeoye Falls by the evangelists, Rev. Mr. and Mrs. M. S. REES, of Elmira, 44 converts were taken into the Methodist Church on probation Sunday last and 10 converts were taken into the Presbyterian Church; also a few weeks ago 27 were taken into the Presbyterian Church, who were converted during the revival held by the Rev. Mr. SMITH, of Chicago. There were about 165 who handed in their names as desirous of becoming Christians.
--Mrs. Mary NILES, aged 75 years, died early yesterday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Clara PARSONS, in Pittsford. Mrs. MILES was born in Hartford county, Conn., but her girlhood days were spent in Washington county, N. Y. She was a resident of Pittsford for forty years, and lived for twenty-five years in her late home. She had been an invalid during the past ten years, and last week suffered from a stroke of paralysis from which she did not rally. Her only surviving relatives are her daughter, Mrs. Clara PARSONS, and a grandson, Louis A. PARSONS.
--The frame dwelling house of Louis HEINRICH, on Chappell street, Brockport, caught fire from a kerosene lamp about five o'clock yesterday morning and was totally destroyed. Mr. HEINRICH had barely time to rescue his children in their night clothes. He had just finished building a fire in the cook stove and had left the room, placing the lamp on a shelf. When he returned the door, on opening, knocked the lamp on to the floor, exploding and setting fire to the house. In a few minutes the fire was beyond control. Owing to the heavy snow, the firemen had great difficulty in getting to the fire. Several of them were made very sick for a time on account of the cold and the unusual exercise. The hook and ladder company got as far as the railroad, but could get no farther on account of the snow. Ladders and several hooks were carried the rest of the way by several men. The house and contents were valued at about $3,000, on which there was an insurance of $1,700.
BURIED IN HER WEDDING CLOTHES
Kittie Matheis's Dying Request Was Granted
Kittie MATHIES, who gave up her life because of unrequited love, was buried yesterday afternoon at Mount Hope.
The simple funeral over the young girl whose love led her to take her own life, after attempting that of her unfaithful suitor, was held at her mother's home, No. 280 Brown street, at 2 o'clock in the afternoon. Many friends who had known and loved Miss MATHEIS in life were present and many handsome floral tributes attested their affection.
The services were conducted by Rev. Mr. HINCKELL assisted by Rev. Ray ALLEN. The coffin was placed in the parlor surrounded by beautiful flowers, and the young girl was clad in the garments that she was to have worn at her intended wedding with Druggist ESTERHELD. When dying she made a request that she should wear in her grave her wedding gown. The pall-bearers were; George C. GERLING, John S. SCHLAGER, George L. WICK, James H. KOEHLER, Louis FOX, H. J. VECHTOLD.
--John STUTZRIHM died yesterday morning at his home, No. 20 Rhine street, aged 53 years.
--Arthur, infant son of Lewis and Minnie KARLE, died yesterday morning at the family residence, No. 10 Henrietta place.
--Nora CULKIN died yesterday morning at the family residence, No. 66 Sophia street, aged 24 years. A mother and one brother survive.
--George FORD, one of the oldest members of the Active Hose company, and a member of the Exempts, died yesterday morning at his home, No. 15 Kent street, aged 45 years. Mr. FORD had been in ill health in the past year, but until a week ago had been about attending to business. For the past week he has been confined to his bed. While his death was not entirely as expected it will be a shock to his many friends. Mr. FORD was born in this city in 1849, and devoted nearly all his life to the restaurant business. Twenty years ago he opened his first restaurant on __ street near Allen, and later removed to the Brackett house block, and then to the place he was conducting at the time of his death at the corner of Litchfield and Allen streets. In 1876 Mr. FORD was foreman of the Actives and always took a great interest in fire department work. His place of business was always filled with mementoes of great fires and pictures of firemen. The deceased leaves a wife and three children. Both organizations of which he was a member will hold meetings, adopt resolutions to his death, and attend the funeral.
W. MARTIN and J. FAHY defeated H. J. WILE and George ERHARDT at handball at the R. A. C. gymnasium last night by the score 21-9, 21-7. Then WILE and ERHARDT defeated C. FAHY and M. H. BENJAMIN 21-20, 21-8. The prizes for the skating races to be held on the University avenue rink Friday are now on exhibition. C. VINCENT, S. PATTERSON and C. FAHY are entered for the races from the R. A. C.
KELLER'S DEATH ACCIDENTAL
Coroner KLIENDIENST conducted an inquest at Schauman's undertaking rooms on East Main street last night in the case of Albert KELLER, who was killed by a train while gathering coal in East Rochester last Saturday morning. The jury brought in a verdict to the effect that KELLER'S death was accidental.
The teacher's institute, which was to have been held at the Free Academy on Saturday, was postponed until Saturday March 2d. The postponement was rendered necessary by reason of the absence of Dr. McLEAN, who will address the teachers, and which could not be obviated.
BARRY -- SHERWOOD - In this city, by the Rev. J. HEUGHES, of the Cathedral, Miss Nora BARRY and John H. SHERWOOD.
BLACKFORD - At the Hahnemann Hospital in this city, Saturday, February 2, 1895, Edward BLACKFORD, aged 80 years.
-Funeral was held from Mt. Hope Chapel Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock.
NILES - In Pittsford, N. Y., Monday, Feb. 4, 1895, at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Clara PARSONS, Mrs. Mary NILES, aged 75 years.
-Funeral from the house Wednesday afternoon, February 6, at 2 o'clock.
CULKAN - In this city, Monday, February 4, 1895, at No. 66 Sophia street, Nora CULKAN, aged 24 years. -Funeral private.
IT MAY BE A MURDER
The Dead Body of a Child Found in St. Patrick's Cathedral
Looking For Clues
A Young Woman Who is Thought to be the Child's Mother Called
on Bishop McQuaid and Asked for Assistance -- Police Investigation
A strange find was made in St. Patrick's Cathedral at 9 o'clock yesterday morning. The sexton was walking through the vestibule, when he saw in a dark corner several feet from him a black bundle.
He was surprised to find it there, and went over to examine it. He picked it up and found it to be quite heavy. He saw that the black cloth was pinned carefully and tightly around the contents and pulling it partly away the body of a dead child came to view. It was so dark in the lonely vestibule at the time that he could not at first decided whether the child was living or dead, so he carried it to the doorway.
The child was apparently about six weeks old. It was a girl, with light hair and chubby face. All that covered it was an old shawl, threadbare and filled with holes. The child had apparently not been dead very long, and the janitor was inclined to think that it might have been alive when left in the cathedral. There were no marks of violence on the body, and death seemed to have come from natural causes.
The child must have been left in the vestibule some time between 6 and 9 o'clock in the morning. At 6 o'clock the sexton went through the vestibule to ring the angelus, and he was sure that the small, black bundle was not there then. The cathedral had been locked up to that time.
The sexton notified Coroner KLEINDIENST of his discovery, and the coroner, after examining the body and making a short inquiry as to the facts of the case, decided that it should be reported to the police. He sent word to Superintendent CLEARY at the police station, and Detective LONG was at once detailed on the case. It was thought that it might be a case of murder, and the detective went to work with that suspicion. He has not yet found any very important clues, and is not willing to state at present what opinion he has formed.
The case is still shrouded in mystery, but there are a few clues that may lead to something important.
After the ringing of the morning bell in the cathedral a young woman rang the bell at the bishop's residence, and asked to see him.
When the bishop came down to see her she told him that she was in want and almost starving and that she must have help from some one. She thought, she said, that he would aid her with a little money. The bishop saw that her face was pale and pinched and that her hands were blue with cold, and gave her what she asked. Then he questioned her as to who she was, but she refused to say much of anything about herself, except that she had been suffering and was in the deepest poverty. She was quite a pretty young woman, apparently not more than 26 or 27 years old, and her clothing was very poor and there was little of it. She seemed pleased after the bishop had assisted her and said she was in a hurry to get home, and went out again into the cold.
The bishop told the coroner that he thought this young woman had probably left the child in the Cathedral. The coroner's opinion of the case is that the mother of the child was too poor to provide a suitable burial for it after its death and thought leaving its body in the Cathedral would insure it's being cared for.
Still the coroner has a suspicion, as have the police, that the child may have been murdered. If the mother was too poor to provide for burial of the body she could have received aid from the poor department, and it seems very unlikely that she would have left it in the Cathedral, where its discovery might bring unenviable notoriety and attract suspicion to herself.
None of the people living in the neighborhood of the Cathedral saw any one entering it with a bundle or saw any person with such a bundle in the neighborhood.