Rochester, Monroe, NY
Union & Advertiser
Wed Jan 2, 1895
BATAVIA OFFICER SHOT
Officer Burt Benedick Dangerously Wounded by Burglars
Batavia, Jan. 2 - Officer Burt BENEDICT was shot and
dangerously wounded last
evening by a man who had entered BURRETT's hardware store for purposes of
theft. Christopher KINGSLEY has been placed under arrest.
RAN INTO AN OPEN SWITCH
Wreck of a Suburban Train Reported in Chicago
Chicago, Jan. 2 - The Waukegan suburban train on the
Northwestern railway which left Chicago at 11:45 p.m. ran into an open switch
at Fullerton avenue and the engine was dismantled by plunging into a box car.
KILLED BY NATIVES
Fate of Eighteen Members of a French Expedition in the Congo Country.
Paris, Jan. 2 - The Petite Republique says that on December
30th M. DELACASSE, minister of the colonies, received a cablegram stating that
the natives had attacked Col. MONTEIL's French expedition in the Congo country
and killed eighteen members of the party.
All of the slain were white men.
DEATH OF AN AGED WOMAN
Bergen, Jan. 2 - The funeral of Mrs. Irene OSBORNE,
who died Sunday at Byron, was held from the residence of her son-in-law, A. A.
MOSIER, to-day. Mrs. OSBORNE was born in 1804 at Madison, N. Y., and removed
with her parents to Bergen in 1816.
The newly elected officers of the Methodist Sunday
school are as follows: Superintendent, George D. WEIDRICH; assistant
superintendent, George McCONNELL; secretary, W. E. GILLETTE; assistant
secretary, Frank BUELL; treasurer, Mrs. W. E. GILLETTE; librarian, George W.
PECK; chorister, Mrs. J. M. GILLETTE; organist, Mrs. W. E. GILLETTE; assistant
organist, Emma GLEASON.
Jordan, Jan. 2 - Mrs. Susan MEACH, one of the old residents
of this place, died Saturday evening.
Assemblyman Charles C. COLE left for Albany, on Sunday.
Morning morning a telegramme was received from Mr. COLE stating that he was a
guest at the Delevan House at the time of the fire, and that he escaped
DIED IN HIS CHAIR
Henry M. HOFFMAN of Oakfield Succumbs to Stimulants
Oakfield, Jan. 2 - Henry M. HOFFMAN, a young druggist who
has conducted a store in this place for the past five years, was found dead in
his chair at his place of business Monday evening.
He had been unable to attend to his regular duties for the
past week. Deceased leaves a wife, who is visiting her parents in Albion,
Mich., a mother, two sisters, one brother in Canandaigua, two brothers in
Batavia and one brother in Buffalo.
Coroner C. S. PUGSLEY ordered the remains removed to
Weaver's undertaking rooms. A verdict was rendered that death was caused by
exhaustion from excessive use of stimulants.
Pittsford, Jan. 2 - A ball for the benefit of the Catholic
Church will be held at the National Hotel on January 9th.
Gospel meetings will be held at the Baptist Church every evening this week by
ten young men.
The pew renting in the Presbyterian Church will be held on the evening of the
Misses Josephine SPIEGEL and Sarah SUTHERLAND have gone to Brooklyn by
invitation of Mrs. Frank W. HAWLEY to pass the present month.
The newly elected officers of Northfield Lodge, 426, will
be installed Thursday evening by District Deputy W. BARLOW of Rochester. They
are: W. M. James HARMON; Sr. W., Burton WILSIE; Jr. W., Geo. GIRT; treasurer,
Thomas HEAVER; secretary, N. C. STEEL.
LE ROY HAPPENINGS
Le Roy, Jan. 2 - The Ancient Order of Hibernians in Le Roy have elected the
following officers for the ensuing year: President, Owen FOUGHY;
vice-president, Hugh COYLE; recording secretary, John KILTY; financial
secretary, Frank MALONEY; treasurer, Hugh MURRAY; sergeant-at-arms, John
DUDDY; sentinel, Peter SULLIVAN; standing committee, Peter BREEN, John CARLIN,
Michael MALOY, Michael DISKIN, Patrick GILLEN; finance committee, Michael
CARROLL, N. J. O'MALIA, Thomas DAILEY.
Edward PUTNEY, who lives near Auburn, had his face badly
bitten by a horse on Sunday. It was necessary to remove a large portion of the
The remains of Horace M. PECK, who died on Monday, were
taken to Parma for burial to-day.
Staunton Post held its twelfth annual ball in G. A. R.
Opera House on Monday evening.
The merchants in town during the month of January will
close their stores at 8 p.m.
S. C. WELLS announces that he will rebuild his block
that was burned at East Buffalo last week.
WEDDING AND RECEPTION
New Year's Events in Albion - Personals and Other Notes
Albion, Jan. 2 - Miss Ella M. HILL of this place and
Addison E. MILLER of Batavia were married at the home of the bride's parents,
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. HILL, Monday. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. A. L.
STEVENS. Mr. and Mrs. MILLER will make their home in Albion until spring.
The Odd Fellows' Lodge and the Daughters of Rebecca gave
a New Year's dancing party and supper Monday evening.
The young men of the C. M. B. A. Society gave a large
dancing party on Monday night.
Monday afternoon and evening the pupils of Miss HILDRETH's
dancing school were given a reception.
A pleasant reception was given by Dr. and Mrs. A. C. OSBORN
yesterday afternoon, is being the tenth anniversary of Dr. OSBORN's pastorate
of the Baptist Church.
The entertainment given under the auspices of the young
ladies of St. Hilda's Guild at the Opera House Monday evening was an entire
success. The receipts amounted to $175.
The next meeting of the Shakespear Club will be held at the
residence of the Rev. Edward Hunting RUDD Thursday evening. "Much Ado
About Nothing" will be the play read.
At a holiday meeting of the Historical Club Friday evening
a spelling contest will be one of the features of the entertainment.
Court Spartan, Independent Order of Foresters, has elected
officers as follows: Chief ranger, Arthur T. BLISS; vice-ranger, J. H.
MARVIN; secretary, James Taylor KNOTT; finance secretary, John LITTLEBRANT;
treasurer, Dr. M. L. CAVERLY; wards, R. BENNETT and Frank A. WILSON.
The public schools of this village re-opened to-day with
the same corps of teachers as last term, with the exception of Miss Ella HILL,
who resigned some time ago. Her place is filled by Miss Lillian ACHILLES.
SODUS NEWS NOTES
Sodus, Jan. 2 - Joshua LEPPER and wife of Sodus Point celebrated their golden
wedding Sunday night.
The revival services of the Presbyterian Church are discontinued.
Cards indicating conversion have been signed by more than 150.
The school district tax, amounting to about $800, is being received. Daniel
BAILEY, town collector, has sold out his franchise to E. T. BOYD.
NEW POSTMASTER IN HOLLEY
Holley, Jan. 2 - Henry J. BUELL, the newly appointed
postmaster at Holley, received his commission Monday and commenced the duties
of his office yesterday.
Robert HUGHES of Ovid Witnesses the Violent Death of His Family
Ovid, Jan. 2 - Mrs Robert HUGHES and a son, about 18 years
old, and Mrs. Catharine LARKIN, while returning from their work at Willard
State Hospital, Monday night, were struck and instantly killed by a
south-bound passenger train, about one mile north from Willard. The cutter was
broken to pieces and horse also killed.
The two women were badly mutilated. Robert HUGHES, the
husband, had only a few rods back got out of the cutter to walk and was just
behind the sleigh when it was struck and thus saw the killing of his family.
SENATOR WOLCOTT RE-ELECTED
Denver, Col., Jan. 2 - At a joint session of the Republican
members of the Legislature, held last night, United States Senator E. O.
WOLCOTT was by a unanimous vote, nominated to succeed himself.
Washington, Jan. 2 - Comptroller ECKELS to-day appointed
the Hon. James STEVENS of Rome, N. Y., receiver of the Central National Bank
of that city.
FLOWER CITY HOTEL DIRECTORS
The Flower City Hotel Company this morning elected
directors as follows for the following year: Daniel W. POWERS, George
ELLWANGER, Edward H. VREDENBURGH, Silas D. WALBRIDGE, Andrew J. WARNER,
William H. GORSLINE, Gilman H. PERKINS, William C. BARRY, Simon L. BREWSTER,
William S. ELY, Alexander B. HONE, John Craig POWERS, Walter W. POWERS.
Four thousand three hundred and sixty shares were voted on.
The inspectors of election were Lewis SUNDERLIN, Clinton ROGERS, Gilman N.
Oliver N. DRAKE, who died in Rockford, Ill., the other day, was an old
friend of Fenimore COOPER.
King ALBERT of Saxony is interested in a movement to erect a monument to
Bismarck in Dresden.
Mr. Hall CAINE has been paying one of his rare visits to London, but has not
disclosed his future literary pl__.
Col. John H. BASS, the car-wheel manufacturer of Fort Wayne, Ind., is said
to be the wealthiest man in the State of Indiana.
Kirk HACKMAN of Sturgeon, Me., has nine grown-up sons who have organized
themselves into a baseball club and will play any other family team in the
country for the family circle championship.
Rudyard KIPLING, after sending his first two or three stories to nearly
every publisher in England, finally sold them for $15. His last story
brought him $1,000 for the English rights alone.
Mr. D. L. MOODY, who is holding a revival at Lowell, Mass., has been obliged
to shut all Christians out of the meetings in order to have room for those
who are not Christians.
Dr. Jennie M. TAYLOR is the first person to go to a foreign land as a dental
missionary. She is the daughter of the Rev. A. E. TAYLOR, a Methodist
minister of Martinsville, Pa., and is working in Africa as a missionary and
In 1878 Gov. OATES of Alabama contributed an article for the Southern
Historical Society, giving an account of the Battle of Gettysburg, in which
he said that Gen FARNSWORTH went down, horse and man, under the fire of the
15th Alabama, not over forty steps from where he (OATS) stood; that a
lieutenant ran to the prostrate officer and demanded his surrender to which
FARNSWORTH replied: "I will not do it," and putting his pistol to
his head blew his own brains out. OATS adds that he went to the body and
took his (FARNSWORTH's) shoulder-straps, with the star of brigadier-general
from his coat.
The following episode out of Princess BISMARCK's life is significant of her
simplicity: Once, many years ago, when Prince BISMARCK was still a count,
the princess was repeatedly addressed at a dinner party as
"excellency." She interrupted the speaker with "Please don't
call me 'excellency," That is a title that I don't find at all suitable
for me. There are people who, to flatter me, throw 'excellency' in my face
about ten times in one breath. I like best to be called 'Frau von BISMARCK.'
That reminds me so of a quiet, joyful time when Otto and I, as modest
country people, had time in our old Schoenhausen on the Elbe to live for
each other and other villagers. Now my husband belongs to the whole
world." "Dear child," BISMARCK smilingly said, "those
times will return some day -- when we are old and the world does not want us
ALDRIDGE'S FRIENDS REJOICE
Glad That He Has Been Made Superintendent of Public Works
There was much rejoicing among the friends of Mayor
ALDRIDGE when word was received here at 12:23 to-day that Gov. MORTON had
nominated him for superintendent of public works.
The fact that it was well known that the governor would
nominate him did not detract from their pleasure. The Senate confirmed the
nomination ten minutes after it was presented.
President LEWIS of the Common Council will be mayor the
election of next November, in case he is re-elected president of the council
in April, which he probably will not be. If he is defeated whoever is
elected president will be mayor from that time 'o November. The selection of
Mr. ALDRIDGE will be a matter of great interest to the committee of one
hundred and others who desire to have the saloons closed on Sunday, Mayor
ALDRIDGE's recent order closing the saloons may or may not he enforced
by the new man.
ABSOLUTE DIVORCE GRANTED
Justice DAVY Releases an Unhappy Husband From His Martial Ties
Justice DAVY this morning handed down his decision in the
case of Albert E. MOULTON against Emma B. MOULTON, in which he grants the
husband a decree of absolute divorce.
The couple were married at St. Catherines, Canada, in
1889. After living together a few months Mrs. MOULTON left her husband and
went to live in a house of prostitution in Toledo, O., Various specific acts
of adultery are alleged by the husband. H. Perry BLODGETT is attorney
for the plaintiff.
Changes In The County Clerk's Office
County Clerk SHEDD when asked this morning by a Union
reporter as to the changes to be made in the working force of the office,
said: "I do not anticipate making any very great changes.
"The force will remain almost the same, as at
present, for we need experienced clerk's in our business. Whatever changes
are made will be among the minor offices. There may be no new appointments
for a month yet."
BARN BURNED THIS MORNING
The barn of Charles CURKENDALL, situated on his farm,
about two miles southeast of Hemlock lake, was entirely consumed at an early
hour this morning, together with nearly all the contents. The barn was
filled with grain, hay, and other combustible material and burned rapidly.
MAIL FOUND ON ERIE TRACKS
A quantity of mail was found distributed along the Erie
tracks in the upper railroad yard at Corning last Sunday evening. The mail
was from Rochester. It is not known how it came to be deposited in the
yards, as no pouch was found.
HEAVY DAMAGES ASKED
John Stoller Sues the New York Central Railroad for $20,000.
The case of John STOLLER against the New York Central
Railroad Company is noticed for trial at the January term of the Circuit
Court. H. Perry BLODGETT, attorney for the plaintiff, made a motion in
Special Term this morning to amend the complaint in certain particulars.
John STOLLER, the plaintiff, was until July 2, 1893, an
employee of the Central railroad. On the night of July 2d STOLLER, while
attempting to board his freight train near Clyde, caught his foot in some
railroad ties which were piled up between the tracks and was thrown heavily
to the ground. His kneepan was cut open and he received internal injuries.
He now sues for $20,000 damages, alleging negligence on the part of the
railroad company in piling the tires so near the tracks. The case will be
tried at the beginning of the term.
WHAT LIEUTENANT ANGLE SAYS
He Thinks the Criticism of General McGRATH Unfounded
The recent somewhat severe criticism by Inspector General
McGRATH of the First division of Naval Reserves has called forth a statement
from Lieut. James M. ANGLE, commanding officer of that organization. Lieut
ANGLE, while not desiring to criticize the general's judgment, believes that
the condition of affairs was rather overdrawn.
Adjt-Gen. PORTER in his report recommended that suitable
quarters be provided for the division. Inspector McGRATH recommends the
disbandment of the Reserves, an evident discrepancy of opinions. The
criticism of Assistant Surgeon FRENCH, Lieut. ANGLE says, is also unfounded,
for the doctor has given many lectures to the division and has given his
time on other occasions. The First division's commander proposes to continue
his agitation for an armory and to that end will address a letter to the
Board of Supervisors asking their cooperation in the matter.
DOOR OF HOPE MISSION
The ladies interested in the establishment of a
"Door of Hope Mission" as a refuge for the fallen women of this
city, have obtained as quarters the large, three-story house at 293 Troup
Mrs. Charles V. CASE, president of the board of managers
of the new institution, said this morning that a matron had been engaged to
take charge of the house and that it would be opened very soon.
Secretary Selden Resigns
Secretary Arthur R. SELDEN of the Park Commission
resigned on Monday afternoon. His resignation was accepted.
A deed of fifteen acres of land situate on the east bank
of the river below Brewer's dock was received. The consideration is $1, but
the land is valued at $15,000.
--Robert J. DALY of Chicago is visiting his brother, Henry L. DALY.
--Mr. and Mrs. J. M. IVES left yesterday for London, Eng. Their trip will
probably be extended to India and Australia.
LICENSES APPLIED FOR
Applications for licenses have been received by the Excise Board as follows:
Andrew WAFFLE, 175 Caledonia ave; Geo. A. HARTEL, 62 Clifton st.; Thomas
CURVIN, 3 Brooks ave.; E. CRAWFORD, 11 Magne st.; Otto ALBRECHT, 929 South
Clinton st.; James A. MAXWELL, Congress Hall; Swikehard & O'Neil, 26
Exchange place; Robert BOORMAN, 204 Plymouth ave.; Jacob GESSNER, 749 North
Clinton st.; Gottleib VETTER, 360 Scio st.; Jacob KOEHLER, 97 Lowell st.;
John STREHLE, 159 Chatham st.; A. B. SANDE_L, 25 East Main st.; Gottfried
SCHMITT, 78 Scrantom st.; John B. MOORE, 39 Exchange place; Rosa ECKERT, 926
North Clinton st.; Charles S. HALL, 106 Central ave.
LUKE ARMSTRONG STABBED
Engaged in a Fight in His Rooms on Front Street
Luke ARMSTRONG, at one time a well-known saloon keeper,
was seriously injured in a fight at his room in a block on Front street near
the hay market last Sunday night. ARMSTRONG has been rooming at the place
for some time, it appears, with two brothers named ALLEN. Sunday night a
woman known to the three visited the block. There was some jealousy among
the men and when the ALLENS began abusing the woman ARMSTRONG remonstrated
and a fight ensued.
One of the ALLEN brothers secured a rifle in his room and
attempted to shoot ARMSTRONG. Just at that moment another man came up, and
snatched the rifle, struck ALLEN on the head with it. In the meantime the
other ALLEN had secured a knife and was slashing ARMSTRONG. The latter was
thrown to the floor and after kicking and beating him the ALLENS dragged him
into his room and left him there. ARMSTRONG received several severe cuts on
his head and body. He lay unconscious in his room for several hours, and
when discovered was very weak from loss of blood. A physician was summoned
and preparations were made to take ARMSTRONG's ante-mortem statement, but as
he showed signs of improvement it was not taken.
The police have been notified and they have the men
engaged in the fight under surveillance.
DEATH OF HERMIT SMITH
The Ancient Recluse of Ceres Passes Away With the Year
The death of Henry W. SMITH of Ceres, an odd character
of more than local reputation, occurred Monday evening at the home of his
son in Ogden. SMITH had for many years lived the life of a recluse in his
forest hut and thereby gained the name of the "Hermit of Ceres."
The recluse was originally a resident of Ogden, but at the close of the
war mysteriously disappeared, leaving behind his wife and family. He next
turned up in California, whither he had gone in search of fortunes, and
after traveling extensively through the western States and meeting with
many startling adventures came to Ceres in this State. The simple
villagers regarded the mysterious stranger with feelings akin to awe, and
when he built his hut and made his lodging in the woods their interest in
his doings increased.
A short time ago Herman SMITH was discovered by his son
Edward B. SMITH and taken to his home in Ogden, where he died on Monday.
Mr. SMITH was 68 years of age, and leaves besides his son four daughters,
Mrs. Charles BOUGHTON, Mrs. Frank ALLEN and Mrs. Milo ADAMS of Ogden and
Mrs. William HILL of Brighton.
Abraham WILE died last night at the residence of Levi ADLER, 26 South
Clinton street, aged 84 years. A fatal termination of his illness, which
had lasted but a few days, was totally unexpected. He was born in Germany,
but came to this country when a young man and located in Palmyra. Later he
removed to Rochester and became a respected resident of this community.
Mr. WILE is survived by two children, Isaac A. WILE of Syracuse and Mrs.
Levi ADLER of this city. He leaves twenty-seven grandchildren and five
DEATHS AND FUNERALS
--Mrs. Gertrude KELLY, formerly of Brighton, died Monday in Chicago.
--Edwin H. ZIMMER died Monday at 9 Siemer street, aged 4 months.
--Joseph CIARLELLI, died yesterday at the family residence, 32 Platt
--Joseph H. STEVENSON died yesterday at his home, 6 Scio street, aged 47
years and 3 months. Deceased is survived by a wife.
--The funeral of William H. O'SULLIVAN, who died Sunday night, was held at
10 o'clock this morning from the family residence, 63 Almira street.
--Anna M., the wife of Peter BLEISTEIN, aged 59 years, died yesterday. She
leaves four sons and three daughters. The funeral will be Friday at 8 a.m.
at St. Boniface's Church.
--Stephan SCHERF died yesterday morning at his home, 111 Evergreen street,
aged 57 years. The funeral will be held at 8:30 o'clock to-morrow morning,
from his late home, and at 9 o'clock from St. Michael's Church.
--Mrs. Rose MITCHELL for many years a resident of this city, died Monday
night at midnight, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. James McKENNA of
Chicago, aged 80 years. Mrs. MITCHELL, who was a widow, left besides the
daughter already mentioned, two sons, William and J. M. MITCHELL, and a
daughter, Mrs. John M. BARDWELL of this city.
--Frederick A. MARCILLE died last night at his home, 88 Orange street,
aged 27 years. He leaves a wife, father and mother, six brothers and seven
sisters. He was a member of Defiance Tent, No. 121, K. O. T. M., and the
Stone Cutters' Union. The funeral will take place from his late home
Friday morning at 8:15 o'clock, and at 9 o'clock from the Church of Our
Lady of Victory, on Pleasant street.
--Mary WIGGINS, widow of the late John WIGGINS, died yesterday at the
family residence, 29 Greig street. Deceased was born in Ireland, but
removed to this country and took up her residence in Rochester, where she
has lived for the past forty-five years. She is survived by two sons and
four daughters, John of Montana, James of Elmira and Mrs. J. I. HAMMOND,
Mrs. P. E. CONNAUGHTON, Elizabeth and Catherine of this city. The funeral
will be held at 8:30 o'clock from the house on Friday morning, and at 9
o'clock from Immaculate Conception Church.
HIS NEIGHBOR'S RIG
Henry Schreib Took it and Got Himself Into Trouble.
Daniel F. SHEEHAN of West Brighton drove to the city
Monday and while he was in a Front street saloon late in the afternoon his
horse and cutter disappeared. He reported the matter to the police and
about 8:30 o'clock in the evening Officer O'LEARY recognized the rig being
driven along Lyell avenue. He hailed the man who had it in charge and
placed him under arrest. He proved to be Henry SCHREIB, also of Brighton,
and a neighbor of SHEEHAN. He was under the influence of liquor and could
give no explanation of why he took the rig. A charge of grand larceny was
entered against him.
As SHEEHAN did not desire to charge his neighbor with
theft SCHREIB was not held.
A WOULD-BE BURGLAR
James Willis caught While Attempting to Break Into a Coal Office.
James WILLIS, who is well known to the police, was
before Judge ERNST this morning on a charge of drunkenness and attempted
burglary. He was arrested about 10:30 o'clock last night by Officers
PEARSON and SELLINGER, who were attracted to C. H. BABCOCK's coal office
at the corner of West Main and Washington streets by the breaking of
glass. They found WILLIS trying to get into the place and arrested him.
The case was adjourned till to-morrow morning and
WILLIS was sent to jail.
A NEW YEAR'S WEDDING
At the residence of Mr. and Mrs. W. B. JOSLYN, No. 87
Adams street, yesterday the marriage of their daughter, Miss Maud A. to
James H. B. HAYNES of Geneseo took place. The ceremony was performed by
the Rev. H. H. STEBBINS of the Central Presbyterian Church. After an
extended wedding tour the happy couple will make their home in Geneseo,
where the groom is a well-known young business man.
Death of One of Rochester's Best Known Merchants
He Had Been Engaged in Business on Main Street for Many Years.
A Prominent Member of the Methodist Church and a Mason of High Degree
Edmund OCUMPAUGH died at his home, 34 South Goodman
street, yesterday morning, aged 56 years. The end was not unexpected.
The deceased had been suffering for some time, and his death had been
daily expected for several weeks.
Mr. OCUMPAUGH had been a successful business man and
was a well-known and highly respected resident of this city. He began
his business career when but 16 years of age at the city of Troy, and
success marked his efforts in that city, and later in Rochester, where
he removed thirty-six years ago.
Edmund OCUMPAUGH was born in Catskill, Greene county,
N. Y., in 1839. He received a fair district school education. He went to
Troy in 1854 to learn the shirt and collar trade, and in 1858 came to
Rochester to open a gents' furnishing store for Danforth & Hart. The
enterprise did not prove a financial success, and after a few months'
trial was abandoned; but Mr. OCUMPAUGH felt that there was a favorable
opening in this city for such a business and immediately opened rooms in
the Wainsley block. He established this business on his own
responsibility and found that there was profit in it, and so when the
stores were built on the bridge over the river on Main street, he leased
one, and, up to the time of his death, remained in that locality engaged
in the same business.
He was one of the incorporators and a trustee of the
East Side Savings Bank.
He was a member of the First Methodist Episcopal
Church, the senior trustee of its board, and was for many years the
superintendent of the Sunday school, continuing as such up to the time
of his decease. Although his parents were members of a sister
denomination, he was warmly attached to the one of his choice, and
received many positions of honor and trust at the hands of his fellow
church members. He was at one time a member of the general conference,
and at the time of his death was a trustee of the Syracuse University,
and of the Lima Seminary, of which board he was for many years the
president. He was a trustee of the Chautauqua Assembly and of the
Genesee Camp Ground Association at Silver Lake. At the time of his
demise he was president of the Rochester Methodist Episcopal Union. He
also equipped and uniformed a military company of the students of Lima
Seminary, which bear the name of the OCUMPAUGH Guards. He was a trustee
of the Chamber of Commerce also.
Mr. OCUMPAUGH was prominent in Masonic circles, being
one of the incorporators of the Masonic Temple Association and a member
of the following named organizations: Genesee Falls Lodge, 507, F. and
A. M.; Doric Council, 19, R. and S. M.; Hamilton Chapter, 62 R. A. M.;
Monroe Commandery, 12, K. T., and Rochester Grand Consistory.
In 1859 Mr. OCUMPAUGH married Miss Sarah J. DARROW,
daughter of the late James Henry DARROW of Troy. The widow survives and
also these children: Mrs. Alice O. MUNSON, Miss Louise OCUMPAUGH,
Charles H. OCUMPAUGH, Edmund OCUMPAUGH, Jr., Frank OCUMPAUGH, Miss Sarah
D. OCUMPAUGH, Miss Grace OCUMPAUGH, John OCUMPAUGH, Miss Emily OCUMPAUGH
and Miss Catherine OCUMPAUGH of this city; and Mrs. C. J. BEADLE of
Lima. One brother and two sisters also survive; Moses OCUMPAUGH of
Henrietta, Mrs. Deborah WEED of Cortland and Mrs. Charles LEE of Troy.
Mr. OCUMPAUGH had been a sufferer from kidney trouble
for the past ten years. Three years ago he went abroad. He visited
Carlsbad and other places and returned in better health. This continued
but a short time, however, and then he began to fail again. He visited
Dr. PEPPER of Philadelphia and Dr. JANEWAY of New York, but he could not
gain permanent relief, and his decline has been steady and unfailing.
Mr. OCUMPAUGH's unerring foresight early taught him
the importance that Rochester would assume in later years and he made
many real estate investments which later on multiplied in value.
Of recent years he has devoted much of his time
outside of his business, leaving that to the direction of his sons,
Charles H. and Edmund, Jr., the junior members of the firm.
It has been decided that the funeral will be held
from the First Methodist Episcopal Church at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon.
The interment will be in Mt. Hope private.
James O'Neil in Virginius and Monte Cristo
On Monday night James O'NEILL, an actor who has long
been popular in Rochester, supported by a competent company, gave "Virginius"
at the Lyceum Theater before a large and well pleased audience. O'NEILL
is a capable and painstaking actor. A handsome man of magnificent
proportions and the possessor of a most pleasing voice, which he handles
with grace. His Virginius was one of the most pleasing performances that
has been seen in Rochester this season. Yesterday afternoon and last
night he gave "Monte Cristo," that old and popular play with
which his name has been associated for years. No one else has attempted
to play the part since he took it up. Large audiences were present at
"The Boy Tramp," a play that has been given
in this city many times by Madam NEUVILLE and her son, Augustin, was
presented before large audiences at the Academy, Monday night, yesterday
afternoon and last night. The play will be given again to-night.
To-morrow night "Ce_l 22" will be given.
At Cook's Opera House Monday evening the opening
performance of "Jane" was given before an audience which
completely filled the house. The company presenting the pretty and
wholesome comedy is a thoroughly capable one and the numerous ludicrous
situations are brought out in a manner that is excruciatingly funny.
Miss Minerva DORR and Frank NORCROSS as Jane and Charles SHACKLETON,
respectively, were excellent and Augustus BALFOUR as William could not
be improved upon. Matinee and evening performances were given yesterday
before large audiences and the engagement close with two performances
Della FOX and her opera company will give "The
Little Trooper" at the lyceum to-night. Miss FOX has scored a great
success in this opera.
TWO FIRES YESTERDAY
Fire Does Damage in Yost's Auction Rooms on Main Street
A fire broke out in George P. YOST's auction rooms at 65
West Main street in the Woodworth block at 1:30 o'clock yesterday
afternoon. The store was locked up at the time, and it is supposed that
the fire caught from an over-heated stove. The damage amounts to $600.
At 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon fire broke out in a
barn on Haag's alley, in the rear of 37 Richmond park. The damage
amounts to $50. The fire was probably of incendiary origin.
CENTRAL SUNDAY SCHOOL REORGANIZATION
Superintendent E. P. ARMSTRONG of the Central
Presbyterian Church Sunday School, is reorganizing the school into four
departments upon the basis of age. The primary department will include
all children less than eight years of age; the junior department those
from eight to twelve years old; the intermediate those from twelve to
sixteen, and the senior, all those above the age of sixteen years. A
division of grades is to be made in each of the four departments.
In addition to these the school will have a
"home department." This is intended to provide for the
teachings of those who are shut in, or, by reason of their occupation or
other restraints, are unable to attend the services of the school.
COMMITTEE OF ARRANGEMENTS
The following named ladies compose the committee of
arrangement for the rendition of the "Marriage Drama" to be
given at Cook Opera House for the benefit of the Humane Society; Mrs. E.
V. STODDARD, Mrs. J. B. Y. WARNER, Miss Olivia MORRISON, Mrs. J. W.
OOTHOUT, Mrs. Alexander PRENTISS, Mrs. Charles W. GORDON, Mrs. Emil
KUICHLING, Mrs. W. H. GORSLINE.
The drama will be given on the evenings of February
21st, 22d and 23d, with a matinee on the afternoon of the last day.
DOOR OF HOPE MISSION
The ladies interested in the establishment of a
"Door of Hope Mission" as a refuge for the fallen women of
this city, have obtained as quarters the large, three-story house at 293
Mrs. Charles V. CASE, president of the board of
managers of the new institution, said this morning that a matron had
been engaged to take charge of the house and that it would be
opened very soon.
The Humane Society wish that all parties knowing of
horses that are insufficiently fed, or not fed at all, either on account
of neglect, or, poverty of owner, would report the same at once to their
agent at the Shelter, 90 Sophia street.
STEVENSON - At his residence, 6 Scio street, January 1, 1895, Josiah H.
STEVENSON, aged 47 years and 3 months.
-Funeral from the house Thursday at 2 p.m.
OCUMPAUGH - On New Year's morning, 1895, at his residence, 34 South
Goodman street, Edmund OCUMPAUGH, aged 55(?) years.
-Funeral at First Methodist Episcopal Church Friday afternoon at 2
o'clock. Burial private.
Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Friday 11 January 1895:
C. M. B. MEN DINE
Annual Banquet and Installation of Branch No. 80
The annual banquet of Branch No. 80, C. M. B. A., of St. Boniface Church, was
held last evening in the school hall on Grand street. The hall was
decorated with American flag and presented a pretty appearance. The tables
were laden with choice flowers and the supper was such as to satisfy the most
fastidious. Chancellor L. SCHREINER acted as toastmaster, and introduced
as the first speaker the Rev. Father RAUBER, rector of St. Boniface, who spoke
briefly on the work of branch 80. He complimented them on their growth,
showed them where they might better the condition of the branch and warmly
indorsed (sic) the order in general. The next speaker was Edward ERNST, second
vice-president of the grand council of this state, and a member of St.
Joseph's branch, No. 81, of this city. He related the history of the
organization from its infancy up to the present time. The association, he
said, was started by Rev. Father MOYNIHAN in Niagara Falls, and the first
branch was organized in that city, July 3, 1876, with fifteen members. On
the 25th of February, 1879, representatives of forty-seven branches, having in
all about 3,000 members, met in rooms of branch No. 1, in Niagara Falls, and
organized the first grand council of this state. The first branch formed
in this city was branch No. 12, connected with St. Bridget's Church on Gorham
street, and was supported by Rev. Father O'CONNOR, then pastor of that church. Among
the charter members of that branch were the late Dr. GALLERY, James FEE, Judge
KINNER, M. STUPP and others. Since that time branches have been
organized in every parish in Rochester. The association now numbers in
this city more than 1,600 members.
At the conclusion of Mr. ERNST's address Charles MEADE, a member of the
committee on laws of the grand council, spoke encouragingly of the work of the
association and urged every member present to work or the association.
Daniel DRISCOLL, next spoke in a humorous vein. A quartette composed of
Martin and William STREB, and George and Joseph MAIER, gave several vocal
selections. Several others spoke and the banquet closed with the
installation of the following officers: Chancellor, L. SCHREINER;
president, George J. WEIDER; first vice-president, INDLEKOFER; second
vice-president, A. WINTERKORN; recording secretary, C. GAENZLER; financial
secretary, L. OBERLIES; treasurer, A. J. SCHWALBACH; marshal, A. HOBERT;
guard, H. HAUF; trustees, J. C. KRECKEL, A. SCHENKEL, J. B. GLEICHAUF, B.
YOUNG and Joseph INDLEHOFER.
Rochester, Monroe, NY
Union & Advertiser
Fri Jan. 11, 1895
SUICIDE CLEARED UP
Fate of an Old Man Who Lost Friends and Money
Three Men Drowned While Attempting to Cross the Niagara
Arrival of One of the Big Motors Which Will be Utilized in Generating Power
Niagara Falls, Jan. 11 - A mysterious suicide which occurred on the
Canadian side this week has been about cleared up.
On Tuesday morning a man was found unconscious in a room at the
Imperial Hotel on the Canadian side. He died during the day from poison
administered by his own hand. He registered as H. PETTIS, Toronto. Nothing could
be learned of his friends, family or antecedents.
He was an old man and yesterday was identified by George WHITING of
the Falls Hotel of this city as William STULTZ of Greenville, Pa.
The man was in straitened circumstances. He wrote repeatedly to
Greenville for money but he never received an answer. He once acknowledged that
he had a married sister there, Mrs. Ida CROWE. The police have telegraphed to
Pennsylvania as to what disposition Mrs. CROWE wants made of the remains but
have received no answer.
STULTZ while in this city worked in a fish market run by T. B. BIRD
and when he disappeared cleaned out the till and stole twenty-five pounds of
Caught in the Ice on Niagara River and Upset
Niagara-On-The-Lake, Jan 11 - Three American soldiers were drowned
here yesterday afternoon.
The men left the fort intending to cross the river to this town,
and when within about 200 yards from shore the boat became fast in the moving
After drifting for some time a tremendous wave struck the boat,
upsetting it. The men succeeded in climbing on the bottom of the boat and called
for help to the crowd of spectators who lined the beach, but who were unable to
do anything to assist there.
After clinging to the boat for an hour the soldiers one by one
Niagara Will Soon be Properly Harnessed for Business
Niagara Falls, Jan. 11 - The first 5,000 horse power dynamo made by
the Westinghouse Electric Company of Pittsburg, Pa., for the Niagara Falls Power
Company and Cataract Construction Company of this city and New York arrived here
to-day by freight.
The three immense turbines of 5,000 horse power capacity made by
the I. P. Morris Company of Philadelphia are all in position.
The dynamo will be immediately set up and attached to one of these.
Before the dynamo was shipped from the Westinghouse works it was
set up and tested. It made 261 revolutions a minute and more than fulfilled the
expectations of the builders. This is the most powerful and largest dynamo ever
IN THE INTEREST OF YACHTING
A Bequest, the Interest of Which Will be Devoted to the Purchase of a Cup
New York, Jan. 11 - A dispatch to the Herald from London says
"The late Capt. C. Y. NOTTAGE has bequeathed $10,000 to the Yacht Racing
"By the terms of his will the money will be invested in
approved American securities, bearing 4 per cent interest, the income to be
annually devoted to the purchase of a cup by the Yacht Racing Association.
"This cup will be termed the NOTTAGE cup, and is to be given
to the best British Yacht of the year, or at a special prize at such regattas,
and under such conditions as may be determined by the Yacht Racing
New York, Jan. 11 - George LOVELL, the well-known bookmaker, died
at his residence, in this city, Wednesday night, of pneumonia. He had been ill
nearly a week, Mr. LOVELL leaves a wife and seven children. His fortune is
estimated at $400,000.
GAYLORD NOBLE SHERWOOD
Buffalo, Jan. 11 - Gaylord Boble SHERWOOD died here last night,
aged 90 years. He was a well-known banker, and quite prominent in politics. He
was in business in Cand_ius, N. Y., for forty years, and had general merchandise
stores in Syracuse and <snip> didn't get the rest.
DEATHS AND FUNERALS
--The funeral of John FOX, who died yesterday, will be held to-morrow at 2:30
p.m. at Salem Church.
--Emma, wife of Frederick ERDEN, died yesterday at the family residence, No. 52
First avenue. Deceased leaves, besides a husband, one son.
--The funeral of Thomas R. ROACH will take place to-morrow at 8:30 from his late
residence, 61 Bowen street, and at 9 o'clock from St. Mary's Church.
--The funeral of John De PEUGH, who died at the residence of his son, John De
PEUGH, 70 South Goodman street, will be held from the house to-morrow afternoon
at 2 o'clock.
--Mrs. Alice CUNNINGHAM, who died yesterday of old age at her home, 8 Carter
street, will be buried to-morrow. The funeral will be held from St. Francis
Xavier's Church at 9:30 o'clock.
--The funeral of William A. REYNOLDS, who died suddenly while in a street car
near St. Mary's Hospital Wednesday night, was held at 2 o'clock this afternoon
from the residence of his sister, Mrs. J. C. MANDEVILLE, 299 Monroe avenue.
--Mary E., wife of Thomas J. GILBERT, died yesterday morning at the residence of
her daughter, Mrs. L. R. McGINN, 167 State street, aged 68 years. She leaves,
besides her husband, two daughters, Mrs. I. S. SMITH and Mrs. L. R. McGINN, and
one grandson, Frasier McGINN. The funeral will be held to-morrow afternoon at 1
o'clock. The remains will be taken to Lyndonville, N. Y.
--The funeral of Mrs. Edward ROSSNEY will take place to-morrow morning from the
family residence, No. 5 Champlain street, at 8:30, and at the Immaculate
Conception Church at 9 o'clock. Mrs. ROSSNEY leaves, besides her husband, one
son and five daughters, one sister and two brothers, William E. of Bloomington,
Ill.; Mrs. Louis ENNECKER of this city; Mrs. Walter S. WARFORD of Indianapolis,
Ind.; Mrs. James F. O'NEILL of Atlanta, Ga., and Katherine and Carolyn of this
city. The two brothers, William C. and Peter KEWIN, residing in the west, and
Mrs. James MALOY of Atlanta, Ga.
A BRUTAL HUSBAND
Assaulted His Wife After She Caused His Arrest for Non-Support
Martin HEBERGER, who was arrested Wednesday night on a charge of
non-support, and was released yesterday when the case was paroled, went to his
home on Spring street, in the afternoon, and assaulted his wife because she had
him arrested. The woman's screams attracted several neighbors, who ran to the
house and caused the brutal husband to desist from further punishment of his
wife. Word was sent to Capt. McDERMOTT at police headquarters, and Officer BAUER
was sent to the HEBERGER house, but when he arrived there HEBERGER had
disappeared. Mrs. HEBERGER has since sworn out a warrant for her husband's
arrest on a charge of assault.
When the non-support case called in the Police Court this morning,
HEBERGER did not appear, and it is supposed that he has left the city.
EXCITEMENT AT THE BACKUS STORE
Wine Flows as Free as Water
Great inducements in selected vintages from the sunny slopes of
California. Everybody should buy wine at CA(N or R)EY & THOMAS. Absolutely
pure and unadulterated, and at lowest prices in the city. 15 and 17 West Main
Prof. J. H. GILMORE will lecture to-night at Free Academy Hall on
the "Life and Writings of Nathaniel HAWTHORNE." This is the eighth
lecture of the university extension course on American literature.
Foreign critics very generally pronounce HAWTHORNE the greatest
literary genius this country has produced, and all lovers of literature will
find this lecture of rare interest and importance.
PRETTY HOME WEDDING
Marriage of Miss Elizabeth A. Morris and George W. Weldon
George Walter WELDON and Elizabeth A. MORRIS were married last
evening at the residence of the bride's father, Charles E. MORRIS, 75 Oxford
street, by Rev. W. D'Orville DOTY, rector of Christ Church. J. Z. WELDON was
best man, James R. DAVY and Thomas PRICHARD were ushers.
Many friends of the bride and groom were present. After the
ceremony the newly married couple left for a month's trip to Jacksonville and
other points in Florida. The groom is the proprietor of the Genesee upholstering
BOARDMAN -- COLISON
Miss Charlotte C. COLISON was married last night at the home of her
parents, 401 Monroe avenue, to Alvah C. BOARDMAN of New York city by Rev. W. C.
GANNETT. The couple will reside in New York.
SHULTZ - NORRIS
Mr. Lewis R. SHULTZ and Miss Blanche M. NORRIS of this city were
married on Wednesday evening by Rev. Ward PLATT, pastor of Monroe Avenue
Methodist Episcopal Church.
--No. 46 on the Circuit Court calendar, the case of Martin MARK against the
Rochester Railway Company, has been settled.
--Justice RUMSEY has directed a verdict for the plaintiff of $2,182.98 in the
case of David S. WALTON against Charles B. TOWNSEND.
--The following causes are set down for to-day on the General Term calendar:
Motion calendar -- Nos. 3, 7, 8, 9, 11, 17, 18, 22, 23, 23 1/2, 24, 25, 30, 31,
32. General calendar -- Nos. 18, 19, 34, 56, 65, 104, 105, 109, 110.
--The annual report of the Co-operative Foundry Company, filed in the county
clerk's office, gives the capital stock as $200,000, and the assets $425,000.
--In the case of Charles PRENTICE against George S. CRITTENDEN, which was tried
in the Circuit Court yesterday, Justice RUMSEY directed a verdict for the
plaintiff of $81.20.
--The complaint in the case of William SCHIEGEL against John SCHIEGEL and
others, has been dismissed by Justice RUMSEY.
--Surrogate ADLINGTON has admitted the heirship of George SMITH to probate.
--The case of the Merchants' Bank of Rochester against Frederick KLEIN and
others, which was set down for trial to-day, has been postponed to next week.
This is an action to recover on a promissory note, which it is claimed was
obtained by the endorser through fraud.
--Justice RUMSEY has granted a judgment for the plaintiff by default in the case
of the Union Bank against John I. BUDLONG.