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Rochester, Monroe, NY
Democrat & Chronicle
Mon Apr 11, 1898
William Carter Was Buried August 19th, 1838
Inscription On Stone
He was Born in 1773 and Was a Native of the State of Connecticut -
The Records Were Kept by the City Sexton, Then.
The oldest thing about Mt. Hope cemetery is Indian Trail avenue, which is no more nor less than its name indicates, and undoubtedly the oldest grave is some ab-original tumulus that perhaps disappeared before any white man ever saw the Genesee river. The lay of the ground and the situation of Mt. Hope relative to the river, as well as the tradition of early settlers, makes it certain that for a great period of time along the rise of ground adjacent to the river the dusky warriors of years ago were wont to carry the furs that they took to exchange with the early French traders and the fish that they caught in the waters of the lake and bay. That some of the dusky Iroquois were buried in the precincts of the present Mt. Hope cemetery seems quite possible.
     As to the first interment in the cemetery after it was organized and laid out, there is no question. August 24, 1837, Alderman David SCOVILLE move a resolution in the common council for the appointment of a committee to inquire into the advisability of purchasing the lot of Silas ANDREWS on the east side of the river, "or any other lot in the city" for a burying ground. The lot mentioned, containing 53.86 acres, was finally purchased at a hundred dollars per acre. Additions were afterwards made until the cemetery included 200 acres and the total cost of the land was $63,711.69. The cemetery was dedicated October 3, 1838. The first known interment in the present grounds was made about three months earlier.
     There used to be a city sexton who kept all the vital statistics and registered the place of interment of everyone buried in the various cemetery in and about the city. The records which have been preserved at Mt. Hope only go back to 1837, but there is a tradition that some earlier records were lost many years ago. The records of Mt. Hope are complete, however, and there are in the same books records of interments at St. Patrick's, the Dutch cemetery, Revolution Hill, Irondequoit, Carthage, Greece, West Brighton, West Main (where the City Hospital now stands and East Main..
     The first interment recorded in the books at Mt. Hope is that of Stephen BISNETT, a child three months old, that was interred at the West Main street cemetery. This was in May, 1837, and there were thirteen deaths that month.
     In section A, on lot No. 4, however, is the first grave made in Mt. Hope cemetery. It is that of William CARTER, aged 65 years, who died of fever at his home on Andrews street. The stone over the grave is a double one, Mr. CARTER's wife being later buried at the side of her husband. The inscription is as follows:
              WILLIAM CARTER, ESQ.
         Born in Killingworth, Conn., October 10, 1773
         Died in Rochester, August 17, 1838,
            Aged 65 years and 10 months.
    He was for more than thirty-two years an esteemed
    member of the Baptist Church, and with great consistency
    of deportment and integrity of character, fulfilled the duties
    of this relation. He died in hopes of a glorious immortality.
    He was the first person borne to Mt. Hope for interment.
There have been many transfers of bodies from other cemeteries to Mt. Hope, so that many of the bodies interred there were originally buried much earlier than the one child. In 1838 there had been only fifty-eight interments at Mt. Hope; in 1872 there were 1,204; last year there were 1,340 and the total to date is 54,230. In 1892, 105 bodies were removed from the Quaker cemetery to Mt. Hope.
Mrs. Julie Havill Mosher Was Laid to Rest Yesterday
The funeral of the late Mrs. Frank E. MOSHER was held yesterday afternoon at 1 o'clock, from St. James Church. The edifice was filled with sorrowing friends, many of whom had assembled there only a few weeks before to attend the wedding of the deceased. Contrary to the usual custom at Episcopalian funerals, the rector spoke at some length upon the noble life and character of the departed. A large number of floral tributes but faintly expressed the grief and sympathy of many friends.
     The bearers were G. B. SAGE, T. F. BARROWS, Fred BRONGHTON, J. F. BARNES, J. F. HOYT and W. F. HANVEY, all of whom were the ushers at the recent wedding of Mr. and Mrs. MOSHER.
     Among the floral offerings were a number of testimonials from the present and former fellow employes of Mr. MOSHER, as well as the more intimate associates of Mrs. MOSHER. Some of the offerings were the following: The Lake View Wheelmen, of which Mr. MOSHER was formerly president; the Montgomery Sunday-School Class of the Lake Avenue Baptist Church, of which Mr. MOSHER is a member; the office employes of the Eastman Kodak Company, of which Mr. MOSHER is auditor; F. A. BROWNELL, The Comers' Club, of which Mr. MOSHER is a member; a beautiful offering from the former pupils of Mrs. MOSHER, a testimonial from the M. Binswanger Company, a pieces expressing the sympathy of the employes of the Central-Hudson freight yards at East Rochester, and a large bouquet of cut flowers from the members of Golden Rule Chapter, O. E. S., of which the deceased was a member.
     In addition to the offerings named, there were many others from friends of the deceased.
Michael MEYER is a funny little old man who got his quarterly pension money last week, and about 10 o'clock yesterday morning he was rounded up on Monroe avenue with a large burden of bock beer which he had considerable difficulty in managing. Officer NOLD took in the situation and sent Michael to the station, where $14.50 was found on his person. He was in that stage of "don't care" where he would have made any one a present of all his money without realizing its value. After he had been a lodger for a time he was allowed to depart with some good advise from Turnkey STRUBLE. The old fellow was overjoyed to be free, and he showed it in his jovial German face. As he went slowly down the steps he was heard to remark in a pathetic tone: "I'm no good any more: I guess I'll go to the Soldier's Home."
Otto GILBERT was brought into the police station about the middle of the afternoon yesterday from Oak street, near Smith, where he had been arrested by Officer Thomas CONNORS. His name was added to the list of the drunk and disorderly persons. He is a member in good standing of the Lyell avenue hard cider gang, and has been in jail many times before. About three months ago he resisted arrest by Officer McALLISTER and put up a stiff fight. He is 37 years old, but looks to be 50, and shows the effects of dissipation very much.
GRAY - In this city, Saturday, April 9, 1898, Mariam M., wife of W. D. GRAY, aged 58 years.
-Funeral from the family residence, 149 Pearl street, Tuesday, at 10 A. M. Burial private.
O'BRIEN - In this city, Sunday, April 10, 1898, at the family residence, 16 Mason street, Eleanor JOHNSTON, wife of O. W. O'BRIEN.
-Notice of funeral hereafter. Please omit flowers.
YOUNGS - Entered into rest on the morning of the 10th instant, George Franklyn, aged 7 weeks, infant son of Frank A. and Grace MYERS YOUNG.
-Funeral from the family residence, 196 North Goodman street, Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Burial private.
SCHAKE - In this city, Saturday evening, April 9, 1898, at his residence, 14 Gardiner park, Adam SCHAKE. He leaves a wife, two sons, George and Herman, and two daughters, Ella and Elizabeth.
-The funeral will be held from the residence Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock.
BURKE - In this city, Sunday, April 10, 1898, at St. Mary's Hospital, Margaret, widow of the late Mathew BURKE, of Savannah, N. Y., aged 65 years.
-The remains will be taken to Clyde this morning. Funeral from St. John's Church (Clyde), Tuesday, April 12th, at 10 A. M.
COXON - In this city, Sunday, April 10, 1898, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. H. TERRY, No. 68 Alexander street, Mrs. Mary Ann COXON, in the 70th year of her age. Four sons and three daughters survive, Fred W. COXON, of Pavilion; George, Robert and William, and Mrs. W. H. TERRY, Mrs. Robert MYLECRAINE and Theresa, of this city.
-Notice of funeral hereafter.
HAMILTON - In this city, Friday, April 8, 1898, Belle C., daughter of John B. HAMILTON, aged 16 years.
-Funeral from the residence of her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. H. S. CURTIS, 23 Park avenue, Monday at 11:30 o'clock. Burial at East Rush.
ZUBER - At her home, Helena, Montana, Wednesday, March 30, 1898, Eugenia R. CLACKNER, wife of Dr. W. Edward ZUBER.
-Funeral from the residence of her mother, Mrs. H. M. CLACKNER, 127 Thompson street, Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock.
--Eugenia R. CLACKNER, wife of Dr. Edward ZUBER, died at her home in Helena, Montana, March 30th.
--Marian M., wife of W. D. GRAY, died yesterday at the family residence, No. 149 Pearl street, aged 58 years.
--Eleanor JOHNSON O'BRIEN, wife of O. W. O'BRIEN, died yesterday at the family residence, No. 16 Mason street.
--George Franklyn YOUNGS, infant son of Frank A. and Grace MYERS YOUNGS, died yesterday at the family residence, No. 196 North Goodman street, aged 7 weeks.
--Adam SCHAKE died Saturday evening at his home, No. 14 Gardiner park. He is survived by his wife, two sons, George and Herman, and two daughters, Ella and Elizabeth.
--Fred L. DANER died at the family home, No. 127 Sherman street, Saturday. He is survived by his wife and three children, Michael M., Fred R. and William J., and his mother and father.
--Mrs. Mary Ann COXEN died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. H. TERRY, No. 68 Alexander street, yesterday afternoon, aged 70 years. She is survived by four sons and three daughters; Fred W., of Pavilion; George, Robert and William, of this city; (didn't get the rest)

Rochester, Monroe, NY
Democrat & Chronicle
Tue Apr 12, 1898
Suicide of Supervisor Fisk at West Junius Yesterday
Found By His Mother
The Insane Man Planned the Dead Cunningly and Was Dead
When His Mother Went to His Bedside.
Coroner PETERSON, of Waterloo, was awakened at 1:30 o'clock yesterday morning by Undertaker Charles A. GENUNG with the intelligence that Supervisor FISK had committed suicide at his home in West Junius.
     It seems that Mr. FISK, who was unmarried, had been afflicted with mental trouble for several days and was gradually growing worse although he had been in Waterloo on Sunday with his mother visiting friends. He resided with his widowed mother, south of the hamlet of Dublin, in the Southwick neighborhood. He had recently purchased a store at Dublin, and it is claimed that he had made this speculation a cause of worriment. He had told his mother of his fear of becoming insane, and his mind seemed to brood over his mental condition and to be filled with imagination of ill. His depression assumed a worse phase on Sunday, and Dr. Louis HARTMANN was summoned from Syracuse. Dr. James H. HASLETT, of Waterloo, was also called to the case on Sunday night. Mr. FISK seemed quieter, and Dr. HASLETT drove home in the evening.
     At a quarter to 11 o'clock the unfortunate man's mother went to his bedside and, putting her arm around his neck, found that her sleeve was stained with his blood. He had cunningly planned his death in his aberration and, having possessed himself slyly of his large jack-knife, had cut and slashed away at his throat in a frightful manner, severing all the large veins. It is thought that he drew the sheet over his head to keep the blood from spattering outside, as there was not much blood outside of the bed. Coroner PETERSON, of Waterloo, drove to Junius yesterday; and, having examined into the circumstances of the case, deemed that FISK came to his death by his own hand, while insane, and that an inquest was not necessary under the circumstances.
     The victim of this terrible affair leaves a mother, Mrs. Sarah FISK; three brothers, Orrin, George and Sumner FISK, and three sisters, Mrs. Frank BARRINGER, Mrs. Frank DUTCHER and Miss Cora A. FISK. Mr. FISK had faithfully served his town and its interests as supervisor. He was elected in 1896, for the term of two years, and was re-elected in February last to serve for one year according to the new law. He was a native of the town of Junius and was in the thirty-seventh year of his age. His death will probably render a special election for supervisor necessary in that town.
The case of Byron GOETCHIOUS, an ex-member of the Seneca Falls police force, has gone into the courts. The papers in an action to compel the village board of trustees to reinstate Mr. GOETCHIOUS as a member of the force were served last week on the village president and the proceeding is in the nature of a mandamus which will be argued before Justice DUNWELL at Rochester April 25th. The grounds upon which Mr. GOETCHIOUS bases his action are that he being an old soldier, cannot under an existing state law be removed from his former position as a public officer. If his position is sustained by the court, he will have a life tenure upon the office. Mr. GOETCHIOUS has been a member of the force a long time, and was superseded by the appointment of Mr. McGUIRE. The litigation promises to throw some light upon the rights of the veterans.
--Timothy MALONEY and Miss Mary DEMPSEY, of Seneca Falls, will be married Wednesday at St. Patrick's Church.
--Thomas DALTON and Miss Margaret DEAN, of Seneca Falls, were married yesterday morning at St. Patrick's Church.
--Mrs. John L. THOMAS, of Seneca Falls, yesterday morning, while learning to ride a bicycle, fell in such a manner as to sustain a broken leg.
--Cross Post, G. A. R., of Seneca Falls, has postponed the open camp fire to be given on the anniversary of LEE's surrender, from the 9th to the 18th of April.
--One of the corps of the Lehigh Valley railroad surveyors, stationed at Waterloo yesterday said that he did not know when the railroad company would again begin on the extension east of Waterloo to Seneca Falls.
--The Shakespeare Society of Seneca Falls has elected Mrs. E. W. ADDISON and Mrs. S. T. SHARP delegates to the biennial meeting of the General Federation of Women's Clubs, which will be held June 21st at Denver, Colorado.
--The Seneca and Cayuga Counties Association, Sons of Veterans, held a meeting at Seneca Falls yesterday afternoon, at which business of importance was transacted, a part of which was the election of the association officers for the ensuing year.
--Street Commissioner MEDDEN, of Seneca Falls, has returned from Buffalo, where he has been to inspect the new steam road roller for the village, has reported favorably, and the village authorities have leased the machine, which will be ordered by telegraph, as soon as the necessary materials have been produced for the new street pavement.
--The close of Lent and the opening of the amusement season at Seneca Falls was celebrated last evening by a masque ball under the auspices of Powhatan lodge of Odd Fellows, and by a military ball, given by Henry T. Noyes Camp, Sons of Veterans. Wednesday evening a ball will be given at the opera house, at which many guests are expected from out of town.
--An examination has developed the presence of tuberculosis in several cows in the town of Perry.
--The new gas well is down some thirteen hundred feet in Attica, with tools caught at bottom of the well, which will delay matters several days.
--Ex-Mayor Thomas H. BUSSEY, of Perry, is preparing to put up a large brick block on Main street. Perry will erect many new buildings this year.
--The Woman's Relief Corps of Gibbs Post, Warsaw, gave an entertainment in the town hall Saturday evening in commemorating the anniversary of LEE's surrender.
--The new board of trustees in Attica has appointed Charles MORGANSTERN a member village board of health, to fill a vacancy. M. R. BAILEY has been elected president; William B. BALLSMITH, secretary, and Dr. W. B. GIFFORD, health officer for the ensuing year in the corporation.
--The remains of Milo J. MONROE, who died at San Diego, Cal., April 3d, reached Warsaw yesterday, accompanied by his wife and daughter. The funeral will be conducted by Rev. W. A. HOBBS and Rev. George D. MILLER, in accordance with Mr. MONROE's last request.
Peter Botting, of Websters Mills, the Hero of a Romantic Story
Peter BOTTING, of Webster Mills, left Friday for St. Lawrence county, where he was married Sunday.
     Thirty years ago Peter, then a handsome young fellow without fortune, went to work for a wealthy farmer in St. Lawrence county. The farmer had a pretty young daughter between whom and Peter there sprang up a warm attachment. To this the girl's parents objected, and Peter drifted to Western New York. Twenty-four years ago he married, and has a grown up daughter and son. About a year and a half ago his wife died suddenly with pneumonia. His old love, too, married many years ago to a man with whom she lived unhappily, and later obtained a divorce. Last fall Peter returned to St. Lawrence county, and found that his old love had remained true to him. Sunday the marriage took place.
--Professor REIKART, of Rochester, will give a concert in the Universalist Church in West Henrietta Friday and Saturday evenings.
--A maple sugar social will be held at Maiden Lane church, Greece, this evening. A short literary entertainment will be given.
--James ALLETT, a son of the Methodist Episcopal Church pastor of Chili charge, will run a grocery wagon this season for the convenience of the community.
--The I.O.G.T. of Mendon Center will hold its closing social of the season Thursday evening at the hall in Mendon Center. The entertainment will be open to the public.
--Rose, the 3-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse HALL, died Sunday evening at their home on Monroe street, Honeoye Falls, after a short illness of congestion of the lungs.
--The funeral of Mrs. Caroline DAVIS occurred yesterday at the South Chili Methodist Episcopal Church. Her age was 76 years. She leaves a son, Arthur Simon DAVIS.
--Floran SMITH, residing in the town of Ogden, in the Angell district, is to build a fine new house this summer. Supervisor H. J. SNYDER, the well-known builder of Churchville, has the contract.
--Benjamin BOWEN, a farmer residing a few miles east of Churchville, has been very seriously ill for the past few days, and little hopes were entertained for a time of his recovery. He is now slightly improved, but the danger line has not yet been passed.
--The death of Mrs. George NEWSBAUMER, an old resident of the town of Mendon, occurred Sunday night at her home one mile east of Honeoye Falls. She was 66 years of age, and her death was caused by paralysis of the throat. A husband and two daughters survive her.
--The funeral of Mrs. William MILNE was held near Morton Sunday. The deceased was 64 years old, and a native of Scotland. Besides her husband, she leaves one sister, Mrs. LOWE, and two sons, Robert MILNE, of Rochester, and Professor James MILNE, lately principal of the Oneonta normal school.
--A strange freak of nature may be seen at the farm of Charles MADDOCK, a few miles south of Churchville. A short time ago a cow belonging to Mr. MADDOCK gave birth to a calf, the body of which resembles that of a pig, while the head looks exactly like that of a bull-dog. The creature is dead, but it attracted so much interest that it has been carefully preserved and mounted, and will be placed in the museum of the union school of Churchville among other curiosities.
Fifty Cases to Come Before the grand Jury at Corning -- Supreme Court
A term of supreme court, with Judge Edwin A. NASH, of Avon, presiding, convened at Corning yesterday afternoon, at which time the grand jury began its labors under the direction of District Attorney W. W. CLARK, of Wayland. There are about fifty cases to be brought before the grand jury. It is supposed the grand jury will rise from its labors Friday morning. During the time some important cases will be considered. One of the most important cases will be that of Daniel P. SMITH, of Hornellsville, who shot and killed his niece, Alice HOWARD, some months ago because she refused to marry him.
     In court a number of ex parte motions were heard. In the case of SHERWOOD, of Cohocton, against SHERWOOD, of Thurston, in which the plaintiff sought alimony and counsel fees, the court directed that the plaintiff have $50 counsel fees within twenty days. In the case of the county of Steuben against John WOOD, the complaint was dismissed. The case on is that of William MATTHEWS, of Bradford, as executor, against the American Central Insurance Company. This case was tried before and appealed. The court of appeals ordered a new trial.
Captain C. A. RUBRIGHT, of Corning, a veteran of the Civil war, received a telegram yesterday afternoon from New York, reading as follows:  "In case of hostilities can you command company's state volunteers to rendezvous neighborhood, Sandy Hook, insertion card calling for volunteer? Communicate not later than Wednesday, George S. PIERCE, captain." RUBRIGHT replied as follows:  "Yes, in case of hostilities will be at your command at one hour's notice."
--Miss Edith JAYCOX and Charles GREEN, of Hammondsport, were married Sunday evening at the residence of A. BAILEY, in Hammondsport.
--Yesterday morning Colonel Lewis S. PAYNE died at his home in West Tonawanda at the age of 80 years. For more than a half century the veteran and former state senator has lived in Niagara county, and his war record is equaled by only a few of the men who defended the flag during the Rebellion. He was born in Monroe county in the year 1819. In 1847 Lewis S. PAYNE built the first steam saw mill in Tonawanda. From this small beginning along the line of the lumber trade Tonawanda has grown until she is now the second largest lumber market in the world. In 1858 Mr. PAYNE turned his attention to farming, and he has since maintained one of the largest and most beautiful estates in Niagara county.
William Freuenthal Stricken Down While Working on the Canal Improvement
William FREUENTHAL, 40 years of age, a laborer employed by Whitmore, Rauber & Vicinus on the canal improvement at the South Clinton street bridge, suddenly dropped dead while at work about 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon. Fellow workmen ran to his assistance and endeavored to resuscitate him, as they thought he had only fainted. Their efforts proved unavailing and a hurry call was sent to the Homeopathic Hospital. When the ambulance arrived the surgeon found that the man was dead and directed that the coroner be notified.
     Coroner KLEINDIENST was duly informed of the man's sudden death and he had the body removed to the public morgue, where Coroner's Physician WOLFF will perform an autopsy on it this morning. FREUENTHAL boarded with L. MUNZ, at No. 39 Child street. It is not believed that the dead man has any relatives living in this city.
WRIGHT - Entered into rest, Monday evening, April 11th, John WRIGHT, in the 64th year of his age.
-Notice of funeral hereafter.
HERBERT - At the Homeopathic Hospital in this city, Saturday, April 9, 1898, Martha Jane HERBERT, wife of Louis HERBERT, aged 44 years.
-Funeral will take place this afternoon at 3 o'clock from her late home, No. 97 Atkinson street. Rev. G. B. F. HALLOCK, of Brick Church, will officiate.
Death of an Ex-Police Officer -- Member of Benevolent Association
William H. DeWITT, a prominent member of the Police Benevolent Association, died suddenly Sunday night of heart disease, at his home, No. 9 Thrush street. The deceased had been in poor health for the past year, and about ten days ago he was seized with the illness that was the cause of his death. Besides his wife, Mr. DeWITT leaves three sons and two daughters, W. E., Mortimer E, and Merton G., Miss Maud A. DeWITT and Harriette J. DeWITT, all of this city.
     The following committee of the Police Benevolent Association has been appointed to draft resolutions of respect for their dead comrade; Lieutenant Benjamin FURTHERER, Patrolmen John FINDEL and John M. McQUATTERS.
Death of a Member of an Old and Well-Known Family
Eleanor JOHNSTON, wife of Owen O'BRIEN, died Sunday morning at the family home, No. 16 Mason street, aged 64 years, Mrs. O'BRIEN was a member of the JOHNSTON family, one of the oldest that settled in New York state and Pennsylvania. One of the remarkable features of the family is its longevity, for at the time of Mrs. O'BRIEN's death five sisters, one brother, three aunts and one uncle survived, besides the immediate family. The sisters and brothers were: Mrs. Mary NAVAGE, Buffalo; Mrs. Margaret QUINN, Chicago; Miss Mertina JOHNSTON, Seattle; George JOHNSTON, Chicago. The aunts and uncles were: Mrs. Mary WOODMANSEY and Mrs. Eleanor REID, Crossingville, Pa.; Mrs. Margaret McGUIRE, Lyonville, Pa.; Edward TINNEY, Crossingville.
     Mrs. Eleanor JOHNSTON O'BRIEN was born in Oswego, and the family lived there until about fourteen years ago, when it came to Rochester. Mrs. O'BRIEN was one of the oldest members of the Holy Rosary congregation.
     Besides her husband Mrs. O'BRIEN leaves nine children: Mrs. C. C. KELLEHER, of Phillips, Wis.; Mrs. David KELLY, of Oswego; Catherine O'BRIEN, of Rochester; Mrs. John Quail, of Woodstock, Ill.; Adelaide, of Rochester; Eugene, of New Haven; George, of Chicago; Rev. John H. O'BRIEN, of Canandaigua, and Francis, of Brockport.
--Charles E. CLARK, aged 48 years, died yesterday morning at his home, No. 79 Pennsylvania avenue.
--Maggie GOODWIN died at St. Mary's Hospital, Sunday, aged 19 years. She leaves a husband and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank KRECHMAN, of Irondequoit. The remains were taken to No. 1 Melville park.
--John WRIGHT died last night at his home, No. 28 Averill park, aged 64 years. Mr. WRIGHT was a former employe of the Rochester postoffice. He leaves his wife, two sons, and two daughters, a brother, Thomas WRIGHT, and three sisters, Mrs. Isaiah F. FORCE, Mrs. James HUTCHINSON, all of this city, and Mrs. W. F. DICKINSON, of Detroit, Mich.
Opening Regatta of the Season Scheduled to Be Sailed May 1st.
North Tonawanda, April 11 - The first yachting regatta on the Niagara river this year will be held May 1st. Intense interest in the sport is already developing, notwithstanding the fact that the season has hardly opened, and inside the next three weeks a large number of new boats will be ready to contest for the silver cup, known as the Edgewater trophy.
     The coming race will be run at the foot of Tonawanda island over a triangular course, each leg of which is about one mile in length. A large number of Gratwick people are interested in the event, as it is said that most of the entries will be from that section. This race will not be a big one compared with the events that will follow immediately after. It is said that an international contest of some importance will be witnessed on the river at this place between boats of twenty-five feet and over.

Rochester, Monroe, NY
Democrat & Chronicle
Wed Apr 13, 1898
It is Believed That He Was Murdered
Left Home Saturday
A Sister Has Gone to Oswego to Identify the Remains --
Tramps Are Suspected of the Crime -- General Theory
Andrew SHAW left his home at Sodus Center last Saturday night, and was not heard from until yesterday afternoon, when a telegram from Oswego announced that a body bearing marks of violence and supposed to be that of Andrew SHAW, of Sodus Center, had been found in a box car at that place.
     SHAW was a young man, some 25 years of age. He had been prominent in the county for years. Ten years ago he was a student at Sodus Academy, where he made many friends. He had a roving disposition, and would often wander away, being gone in some cases for a year, always reappearing as suddenly as he left. Last Saturday evening he told his mother he was going away for a few days, but that she was not to worry if he did not return promptly. At the village of Sodus Center he informed some of the loungers in the hotel that he was going to a cock fight at Wallington. His mother was consequently not at all concerned regarding him until yesterday afternoon, when the sudden shock of the news of his death was brought from the telegraph office.
     Andrew SHAW enlisted in the United States army about three years ago. His wandering habits caused him to become dissatisfied with the army life, and he decamped, but was overtaken, returned to the ranks, court-martialed and sentenced to imprisonment. He was subsequently pardoned through the intervention of friends. For the past eighteen months he has resided with his mother at Sodus Center. He was a person of extraordinary quick movements, and was liable to sudden attacks of temper under strong provocation. Hence it is feared that he has had an encounter with tramps who have murdered him.
     The theory generally advanced is that SHAW jumped through the freight last Saturday night bound eastward, and that before he reached Oswego he fell in with some tramps who were stealing a ride. Great excitement prevails at Sodus over the case. On receipt of the telegram Mrs. SHAW drove, immediately to Sodus village and took counsel regarding the occurrence.
     A sister of SHAW went to Oswego last night to identify the remains and bring the body home. If the evidences of murder are substantial, an effort will be made to bring the guilty parties to justice.
Edward SLATER, the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry SLATER, and Charles PARKER, oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Scott PARKER, all of West Walworth, left their homes some time during the night Friday, April 1st, and have not been heard from since. They were both together on that evening at the PARKER house. The SLATER boy was heard to come home about 12 o'clock, but when he was called in the morning he did not respond. Upon going to his room it was found he had taken his clothes, but the bed was not disturbed. Both boys are about 17 years of age. The SLATER boy is large for his age, and carried about $40 in his pockets. The PARKER boy left home last winter and was gone four weeks. It is thought they may have gone to enlist, as they have devoured everything in regard to the Cuban and Maine affair.
--Cards have been issued for the marriage of Miss Mertez LEROY, of Huron, and F. A. PHILLIPS, of Sodus, at the home of the bride's parents, April 20th.
A Successful Affair Was the Eighth Annual Ball of Dansville Hose Company.
The eighth annual dance and party of the Jackson Hose Company, of Dansville, and probably the most successful one it has ever given, was held last night in the Heckman opera house here. The ball room had been tastefully prepared for the occasion with decorations in the national colors. Large flags were draped from the galleries and the side walls, and these, interspersed with oil paintings and portraits, added to the attractive effect. The galleries were thrown open and thronged with spectators at an early hour. The music was rendered by the Imperial orchestra, under the direction of Professor Silas KEYES, and a short concert was given preliminary to the opening two-step. The dancing started at 10 o'clock and the programme of twenty-eight numbers was not concluded until daylight yesterday morning, supper being served during intermission at the Hotel Livingston. Many guests were present from the neighboring towns of Livingston county.
     The party was given under the supervision of the following committees from the Jackson Hose Company: Arrangements, P. J. COLEMAN, F. S. FOX, L. J. LAUTERBORN, A. L. PFUNTNER, P. J. MALONEY; floor, J. J. STEIN, E. ZAFFKEE, N. F. SMITH, Charles PERRINE, C. H. PECK; reception, J. J. GERGER, M. J. MALONEY, L. B. STEIN, B. HOLBROOK, C. MATER.
The death of Harvey HUMPHREY, one of the oldest residents of the town of Springwater, occurred yesterday morning at his home at Webster, a small village three miles northwest of Springwater, Mr. HUMPHREY was well known throughout the county, having been extensively engaged in the produce business in that section for a long time. The deceased was 80 years of age and leaves besides a wife, one daughter, Mrs. Charles ODELL, one sister and two brothers. Mrs. HUMPHREY's married life lasted just fifty-seven years, his death occurred on the fifty-seventh anniversary of his marriage.
--Reports have reached Springwater of a serious conflagration at Conesus at an early hours Monday morning, as a result of which the new hotel called the Robinson house, Amusement hall, a barber shop, meat market, owned by James BERGEN, and harness shop of William A. MILLER are totally destroyed. It is thought that incendiaries are at work in the village as an attempt was made about two weeks ago to destroy A. A. STARK's store and adjoining property by burning his barn in the night.
--The large new block being built by Humphrey & Marvin at Springwater, on the site of the former one which was destroyed by fire a year ago, is nearly completed. The new hardware firm which will occupy the principal part of the block is known by the firm name of Robinson Bros. & Co., and is composed of Messrs. Sheldon and Ebenezer ROBINSON, Charles H. MARVIN and William E. HUMPHREY. William Zimmer & Son, market, and the Springwater Enterprise will also occupy rooms on the lower floor.
--The Rev. and Mrs. H. M. REES, of Elmira, who have been conducting revival services in Rochester this spring, will institute a similar series of union services in Dansville, beginning next Sunday. The churches of Dansville have been making extensive preparation for this work. The town has been divided into seven districts, in which prayer meetings have been systematically held during all the past weeks. Arrangements have been made for special music, and a large union chorus choir will be ready to assist the evangelist.
Scant Interest in the Cuban Relief Meeting Held in Honeoye Falls
Twenty-two persons represented the interest of Honeoye Falls, Mendon and North Bloomfield in the sufferings of Cuba's struggling people at the meeting held in Honeoye Falls last evening in the interests of Cuban relief work. A. MATHER was appointed chairman and W. O'BRIEN, secretary. The secretary read a communication from the secretary of the Cuban relief committee.
     Rev. H. A. MELLEN, Rev. B. M. CLARK and W. O'BRIEN were appointed a relief committee and C. A. SHUART, N. S. YATES and E. H. HAWKINS, a transportation committee. Little other business was transacted and the meeting adjourned without date.
--The school at East Penfield has been closed by the trustees on account of an epidemic of measles which is raging there.
--Mrs. Blanche PETTENGILL BANCROFT, wife of O. S. BANCROFT, of Rosland, died at the family residence Monday, aged 34 years. She leaves besides her husband one child, a year old.
--Rev. John H. MASON, of Batavia, will continue to give Bible readings every afternoon at 3 o'clock and preach every evening at 7:30 o'clock this week at the First Baptist Church of Brockport.
--The work of excavating the canal at Pittsford, between the West Shore railroad bridge and the Palmyra road, will begin this week. The contract has been let to Grannis & O'CONNER, of Fairport.
--The annual election of wardens and vestrymen of Christ Church, Pittsford, Monday resulted in the choice of: Wardens, Frederick G. BARNARD, Grandin T. VOUGHT; vestrymen, Harry KNICKERBOCKER, Henry SMALLEY, L. F. ROGERS, Farley J. WITHINGTON and Samuel RAND.
--During the quarter ending March 31st, the Pittsford Grange has had a net gain of thirty-nine members, the largest yet reported to the state secretary. The regular meetings during the summer will be held in the evening at 7:30 o'clock on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month.
Lockport's Next Mayor a Republican --
Standard Voting Machine Successful
The Republicans elected their candidate for mayor in the city of Lockport yesterday by 135 majority. Calvin G. SUTTLIFF, manager of the Westernman roller mills, will be Lockport's next mayor, defeating Charles E. DICKINSON, president of the Franklin Milling Company, formerly of Rochester. The Republicans also elected two one year alderman at large, Richard W. BRADLEY and I. C. WILLE. The two-year aldermen, William H. BAKER and James WHITE, were captured by the Democrats. The Democrats also elected the constable, John HOGAN.
     The vote in the city was over 800 short on last fall. In the town of Lockport, which went ninety-five Republican, the standard voting machine of Rochester was used with perfect success. The machine is much simpler than the Myers machine, which was first used in Lockport. The town board adopted resolutions in favor of the voting machine.
--Fire started yesterday morning in John O'SHAUGNESSEY's market at Middleport and spread to the new firemen's building. The losses and insurance are: Firemen's building, $6,000 loss; $5,000 insurance. John O'SHAUGHNESSEY's loss $1,200, insurance $800; E. B. FRENCH, hardware store, loss by smoke and water, $3,000, fully covered by insurance; Spaulding Hose Company's loss on furnishings in their parlors amounted to $600, no insurance; Sterritt Engine Company's loss is estimated at $600, insurance $400; Rich Hook and Ladder Company, loss on parlor furnishings $800, insurance $600.
Annual Charter Election in Watkins a Victory for the Democrats
The annual charter election was held in Watkins yesterday and resulted in a complete Democratic victory. The vote was as follows: Trustees, W. J. MORAN (Dem.) 436, Lewis WAIT (Dem.) 318, H. S. ABBEY (Rep.) 249, C. E. WHITE (Rep.) 225; assessors, O. S. LADOW (Dem.) 353, Warren HURD (Rep.) 242; treasurer, J. M. THOMPSON (Dem.) 364, H. D. SKIFF (Rep.) 219; collector, S. P. ROUSSEAU (Dem.) 321, F. W. SEVERN (Rep.) 267.
     An unusually large vote was polled, the total number of ballots cast being 630.
Young Leo Travis, of This City, Injured at Batavia
Left Arm Crushed
Travis, With a Companion, Was Trying to Board a Rapidly -
Moving Freight Train for a Ride to Rochester - May Not Recover.
Leo TRAVIS, residing at No. 12 Epworth street, Rochester, met with an accident at the Central-Hudson station in Batavia yesterday at about 11:30 o'clock which may cost the young man his life. TRAVIS, in company with a companion named Thomas HALEY, of No. 196 Bronson avenue, Rochester, went to Batavia on Monday evening for a ride, as they claim, expecting to catch a freight back. They remained about the Central-Hudson station the larger part of yesterday morning and at about 11:30 o'clock the two young men saw an opportunity to catch a freight eastbound, known as B. N. 4, which was drawn by engine No. 704 in charge of Engineer CANDEL.
     The two young men attempted to board the train a few rods west of the Jackson street crossing. HALEY grasped a ladder in about the middle of the train and with considerable difficulty pulled himself up and was safe. TRAVIS did not fare so well. He caught hold all right and probably would have been safe had it not been for the fact that one foot caught in a frog and he was pulled to the ground with great force. As he fell the truck of one car struck him and in his dazed condition one arm fell upon the rail and the cars passed over it, cutting off the hand entirely and crushing the balance of the arm from the shoulder down. Parts of the member were picked up along the track.
     The accident was witnessed by quite a number of people and the train came to a standstill as soon as possible. The unfortunate young man was picked up and taken into the baggage room of the station and Dr. B. F. SHOWERMAN was called. Upon the arrival of the physician it was found that besides injuries to his left arm he had suffered a severe scalp wound, but it was not thought that the skull was fractured. The young man's injuries were dressed and at 1:05 o'clock yesterday afternoon he was brought to St. Mary's Hospital in this city. TRAVIS and HALEY are about 16 years of age.
     When TRAVIS was examined by the hospital physician it was found that his left arm would have to be amputated at the shoulder. There were three scalp wounds which are not serious. It could not be determined whether he had sustained a fracture of the skull. It was also impossible to ascertain definitely if he had suffered internal injuries. His recovery cannot be prophesied for a certainty by the attending physicians. He was conscious last night but in much pain. The young man is the son of William TRAVIS, of No. 12 Epworth street.
William Webster ELLSWORTH will give his famous lecture, "Erom Lexington to Yorktown," to-morrow evening at Music hall, with which will be shown one hundred and seventy-five superb stereopticon views, including recent photographs of the famous battle grounds, historic houses and monuments, with reproductions of rare prints from the choicest collections of American battle scenes. This will give the whole story of the American Revolution in pictured scenes, accurate and entertaining. The lecture will be given under the auspices of the Daughters of the American Revolution. There will be a matinee performance for children. In these piping times of enforced peace, this lecture will be timely and interesting, as inculcating lessons in patriotism.
A short time ago Charles HAUZ complained to the police that he had been held up and robbed in front of the Mint saloon on Front street, corner of Mumford. He did a little investigating himself and found as he claimed that one George LEONARD was the man who held him up. He accordingly swore out a warrant for his arrest which was placed in the hands of Detective SWANTON, who saw LEONARD on West Main street yesterday afternoon and arrested him. HAUZ claimed that he lost $32.68 in the hold-up.
The fifth in the series of "jolly" evenings at the Railroad Y. M. C. A. was held last night. Carlton H. WILCOX, cornetist; Albert BLUTAU, violinist; Dr. Clint La SALLE, pianist; George GREIG, reader and Master Charles OLIVER, furnished the entertainment. A large crowd of railroad men was present. Refreshments were served after the programme.
Delia WELCH and Isaac BLOOM were in police court yesterday morning. Delia was charged with stealing $15.50 from Isaac, but the latter did not care to continue the case after it was called so adjournment was taken until Saturday. The defendant denied taking the money.
Linden Street Children Discovered a Woman's Foot in the City Dump
While Lucy BORDWELL, Jessie ZONNEVILLE and Mabel BORDWELL, three little girls whose homes are on Linden street, were playing around the city dump near that thoroughfare last Monday, they found a human foot which had been cut off just above the ankle.
     They were considerably shocked by their ghastly find, and did not say anything about it at home that day, but on Tuesday they were about the same place and again came upon the foot. This time the BORDWELL children went home and told their uncle, Edward BROWN, who lives on Bloch street. He reported the matter to Officer TRANT, on Linden street, who communicated with Captain BAIRD at the station. He in turn notified Coroner KLEINDIENST, and Morgue Attendant DROUDE took the morgue wagon to the Linden street dump and returned with the foot. It had the appearance of having been cleanly amputated, and was of a dark brown color. The children said when they saw it on Monday that it was very white.
     Whether it was a part of some physician's collection and had been cast away, or whether it was part of the dismembered remains of a victim of some Jack the Ripper fiend, it is impossible to say. The foot is unmistakably that of a woman. The find has created a full-fledged sensation in the neighborhood where the foot is known. It is not thought likely that a physician would carelessly throw such a thing in such a place, and all kinds of theories are current as to the possible circumstances connected with its presence in the refuse of the dump. Coroner KLEINDIENST will thoroughly investigate the case to-day.
There was a very quiet wedding at Christ Church at 8:30 o'clock yesterday morning, when Mortimer B. CROUCH and Miss Nathalie R. KEELER were married by Rev. Dr. D'Orville DOTY. The bride was the daughter of the late Theodore V. KEELER. After the wedding the newly married couple left on an East bound train for a short tour. They will make their future residence at No. 89 Plymouth avenue. Both the bride and the groom are well known, and the latter is bookkeeper at the Powers hotel.
Mrs. Robert HIBBARD dropped dead at her home near Sea Breeze, Monday afternoon, while feeding  chickens near the hen house. Coroner GRAHAM went there and made an investigation of the case, and found that Mrs. HIBBARD had been subject to heart disease for a number of years and granted a certificate of death accordingly. Deceased was over 70 years of age.
The annual election of officers of the Church of the Epiphany was held Monday evening, and resulted as follows: Warden, John CLEMENTS; vestrymen, W. W. MUMFORD, George H. PERKINS, A. J. OWENS, A. G. WRIGHT, George A. CARNAHAN, W. H. MILBURN, George W. YEARS and J. H. STEDMAN.
At a series of revival meetings which will be begun at Brighton to-night, the first address will be delivered by the Rev. Mr. DECKER, at 7:30 o'clock.
The alderman then took up the LEVIS scandal and disproved the assertion that the student did two men's work in half a day. He reviewed the "explanatory statement" of the executive board and pointed out the deal which was confessed therein. Pointing to the chairman, he said:
     "Oh, Tracy, if you had made that deal!" and the audience howled with delight.
     "I don't blame the young man nor the young man's father. I am satisfied that every man in this room who has a boy would enter into a similar deal. 'Change office hours.' That's no deal is it? But RAUBER it would look bad for you if you were mixed up in it."
     The alderman closed by apologizing for having taken up so much valuable time, and remarking that the executive board had done something in making the dismissals referred to, which he would not have done and which he was satisfied the people would not ratify.
--Gertrude A. REEVES, daughter of Charles REEVES, died Sunday at the family home in Ridgeland, N. Y.
--Lois Margaret, daughter of Richard and Margaret CALLON, died yesterday morning at No. 323 Scio street, aged 7 months.
-- Mary, infant daughter of Patrick and Bridget DOWLING, died yesterday at the family home, No. 1 Wyoming street, aged 1 year.
--Edward BURNS died yesterday at his home, No. 21 Marion street, aged 48 years. The deceased leaves his wife, Mrs. Sarah A. BURNS.
--Edward DURKSON, aged 85 years, better known as "One Arm Eddie," died at St. Mary's Hospital yesterday. The deceased had been an inmate of the hospital for thirty-eight years.
--John FREE, aged 33 years, died yesterday at the family home, No. 17 Otsego street. He leaves his wife, three children, one brother, F. T. FEE, of the Rochester fire department, and one sister, Mrs. Susan McCORMACK.
--Mary A. LOCKWOOD, wife of Robert R. HIBBARD, died yesterday at the family home on the Sea Breeze road in Irondequoit, aged 67 years. Mrs. HIBBARD was an old resident of the town of Irondequoit, having lived there twenty-four years. Interment will be at Mt. Hope cemetery.
--Clara, wife of Daniel GUYER, died yesterday afternoon at the family home, No. 2 Adwen street, aged 31 years. Besides her husband she leaves her mother, Mrs. T. JOHNS, of Akron, N. Y., two brothers, T. JOHNS, of Brooklyn, and Henry, of Omaha, Neb., and one sister, Mrs. Nina ALLISON, of Buffalo.
YARGER - VANWIE - At Cheshire, N. Y., Sunday, April 10, 1898, Charles YARGER to Miss Mary VANWIE, Otto S. RUSSELL officiating.
BEDARD - RYAN - Monday, April 11, 1898, Miss Annie RYAN and Frank P. BEDARD, at the Church of Our Lady of Victory by Rev. A. A. NOTEBAERT, Miss FITZGERALD, cousin of the bride was maid of honor, and W. J. BEDARD, brother of the groom, was best man. After the ceremony a reception was given to their friends at their home, 390 Jay street.
BERRIDGE - LUXTON - Tuesday, April 12, 1898, William BERRIDGE, of Hilton, to Miss Lizzie A. LUXTON, of Rochester, by Rev. H. H. STEBBINS, D. D.
FRANKENBERGER - In this city, Tuesday morning, April 12, 1898, at the family residence, 324 North Union street, Clementina, wife of Enos FRANKENBERGER, aged 57 years. Besides her husband she leaves four sons and four daughters, one sister, Mrs. David LUTHER, and three brothers, Ferdinand and Charles RITZ, of this city, and August RITZ, of Milwaukee.
-The funeral will take place on Wednesday morning at 7:30 o'clock from late residence, and 8 o'clock from St. Francis Xavier Church.
DE WITT - Funeral of W. H. DeWITT of 9 Thrush street, will take place Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Friends are invited.
O'BRIEN - In this city, Sunday, April 10, 1898, at the family residence, 16 Mason street, Eleanor JOHNSTON, wife of O. W. O'BRIEN, aged 64 years.
-The funeral will take place to-morrow (Thursday) morning, at 9 o'clock from the house and at Holy Rosary Church at 9:30 o'clock.
HIBBARD - In Irondequoit, Monday evening, April 11, 1898, at her home on the Sea Breeze road, Mary A. LOCKWOOD, wife of Robert R. HIBBARD, aged 67 years and 11 months.
-Funeral Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment at Mt. Hope cemetery.
WRIGHT -  Entered into rest, Monday evening, April 11th, John WRIGHT, in the 64th year of his age.
-Funeral from his late residence Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock.
BURNS - In this city, Tuesday, April 12, 1898, at 2:30 o'clock P. M., Edward BURNS, in his 48th year, at the family residence, 21 Marion street. Deceased leaves to mourn him his wife, Mrs. Sarah A. BURNS. He was a painter by trade and has been constantly in the employment of H. D. BLACKWOOD for 14 years.
-The relatives and friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral services from the house at 8:30 sharp and from the Immaculate Conception Church at 9 o'clock on Thursday morning. Interment at the Holy Sepulchre cemetery. He was also a nephew of the late Detective Robert BURNS.

Rochester, Monroe, NY
Democrat & Chronicle
Thurs Apr 14, 1898
--Catherine SEYMOUR McINTOSH, aged 78 years, died yesterday in this city.
--Peter SMITH, aged 22 years, died yesterday morning at his home in North Greece.
--Miss Emily CHICHESTER, formerly of this city, died last Saturday at the home of her sister, Mrs. Mary HAYDEN, in Wyoming, N. Y., aged 84 years.
--Nancie, wife of James A. SPALDING, died Sunday at Newport, Ky., aged 62 years. The remains were brought to this city yesterday morning and taken to the residence of B. F. LEONARD, No. 70 Lewis street.
--Florence SPENCER, wife of Lorenzo LARWOOD, died last night at the family home, No. 99 Genesee street, aged 30 years and 6 months. She leaves her husband, one child, and one sister, Mrs. Frank GREEN, of Brockport.
--Mrs. Mary A. FISHER, wife of John J. FISHER, died yesterday morning at the family home, No. 707 North St. Paul street, aged 45 years. She leaves her husband, four sons, Edwin E., Frederick J., Henry O. and Edward C. FISHER, and one daughter, Mrs. Charles GILLARD, all of this city.
--A notice of appeal in the case of Ketchum National Bank against Arthur T. HAGEN was filed in the county clerk's office yesterday.
--The application of Anna HODECKER to have the agreement of separation between herself and her husband set aside, on the grounds of fraud, has been denied by Justice DAVY.
--The case of Hicks PINKLEY against John LOMBARD has settled by stipulation. It was an action brought to recover wages alleged to be due the plaintiff from the defendant.
--An action has been commenced by John H. McKIBBON, of No. 117 North Union street, guardian ad litem of his son Clarence, against G. A. TANNER for an alleged false arrest of his son on the charge of larceny.
--The court has ordered William H. SHAFFER, as assignee, to sell a claim of $30,000 held by the Union Brewing Company against Henry WALDMAN at auction. An action for the recovery of the claim has been discontinued.
Walter J. C. SMITH and Miss Helen May WILSON were married at the Church of the Epiphany, Tuesday, Rev. Amos SKEELS officiating.
SMITH - WILSON - Tuesday, April 12th, at Church of the Epiphany, Walter J. C. SMITH to Helen May WILSON, Rev. Amos SKEELES officiating.
FELL - KOZA - Tuesday evening at 8:30 o'clock, at the residence of Mrs. SCHEUERM, in Gates, N. Y., by Rev. Orville POLAND, Miss Florence FELL to Frank KOZA.
McINTOSH - Entered into rest Wednesday, April 13, 1898, Catherine SEYMOUR McINTOSH, aged 78 years.
-Prayers from the residence of her sister, Mrs. Jane M. WOOD, Culver street, Friday morning at 10:30 o'clock. Funeral from St. Luke's Church, Cayuga, N. Y., Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Auburn and Seneca Falls papers please copy.
MURRAY - In this city, Wednesday evening, April 13, 1898, at the family residence, No. 11 Sibley street, Ella MURRAY, daughter of Police Officer Lawrence MURRAY and Mary MURRAY, aged 8 years.
-The funeral will take place Friday morning at 8:30 o'clock from the house.
FISHER - In this city, Wednesday morning, April 13, 1898, at the family residence, No. 708 North St. Paul street, Mary A. FISHER, wife of John J. FISHER, aged 45 years and 7 months.
-Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the house and at 2:30 o'clock at Salem Church, on Franklin street. Interment at Riverside cemetery.
LARWOOD - In this city, on the evening of Wednesday, April 13, 1898, Florence SPENCER, wife of Lorenzo LARWOOD, and daughter of the late J. W. SPENCER, aged 30 years and 6 months.
-Funeral from the house, No. 99 Genesee street, on Saturday morning at 9 o'clock. The remains are to be taken to Brockport for burial. Fairport and Brockport papers please copy.
WRIGHT - Entered into rest, Monday evening, April 11th, John WRIGHT, in the 64th year of his age.
-Funeral from the house, No. 28 Averill park. Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock.
There is no Doubt That Andrew Shaw Met, Death Through Violence
The remains of Andrew J. SHAW, of Sodus, Who was found dead at Oswego Sunday, were taken to Sodus Center last night. A large crowd met the remains at the train.
     It is learned that SHAW went to Oswego Saturday to arrange a match between Lyons and Oswego birds. Before he was ready to make the arrangements he became intoxicated and asked to be shown the toughest part of the city. He was taken to the wharf district, and that is the last trace of him that can be found. The police are unable to find even a clue. Moneyed men in Sodus are interested, and it is said that they will take steps to place detectives on the case. The feeling is intense, and every one firmly believes that SHAW met death by foul means. The marks of violence are plainly visible on his body.
--The death of Mrs. Vena NAGLES, wife of Frank NAGLES, one of the oldest residents of the town of Walworth, occurred at her home, one mile west of West Walworth, Tuesday.
--The concert given by the Newark Concert band in the village of Newark last evening was one of the finest ever heard in that section and attracted a large and appreciative audience.
--David S. FINCH, of Galen, died Tuesday morning at his residence four miles northeast of Clyde, aged 79 years. Mr. FINCH was born in Dresden. In 1869 he bought the Calvin H. BLISS farm, on which he resided at the time of his death.
--Newark was shocked yesterday afternoon by the intelligence that Mrs. M. I. GREENWOOD, wife of Hon. M. I. GREENWOOD, assemblyman from the county of Wayne, had passed away at a hospital in Rochester, whither she went Monday to undergo an operation.
--David LOBELL, who mysteriously disappeared about five weeks ago from his Sodus home, appeared at Clyde, Monday. He immediately telephoned his wife at Sodus, and a reconciliation was perfected over the wire. LOBELL, it seems, has secured a position at Geneva, and arrangements were made by telephone for him to reach Sodus Tuesday night and move the household goods. He reached that village at 2 o'clock yesterday morning and at 5 o'clock the goods were on their way to Geneva.
--For some time past the residents of Newark have been annoyed by petty thieving, but the thief could not be apprehended. Yesterday, the proprietor of the Windsor barber shop noticed some boys playing, as he supposed, in the rear of his shop. He went to the window and looked out. As he did so, one of the boys was in the act of sawing off one end of a projecting lead drain pipe. The boys were caught, and confessed many little acts, the perpetrators of which had never before been known. They said they had been going about the town stealing lead pipe in the fashion above described for some time past selling the same to a local junk dealer. The parents of the boys settled the damages and the case was dropped.

Rochester, Monroe, NY
Democrat & Chronicle
Fri Apr 15, 1898
Death of a Well-Known Irish-American Citizen
John B. KENNEDY, a resident of Marietta street, died yesterday morning. Mr. KENNEDY was born in Myshall County Carlow, Ireland, January 27, 1830, and came to this country and settled in Geneva in September, 1851. He resided in Geneva eight years and then removed to Waterloo, where he held many offices of trust and resided for twenty-three years. Mr. KENNEDY engaged in business in Auburn in 1882 and remained there until 1888, when he came to Rochester, where he had since resided.
     Mr. KENNEDY leaves besides his widow, eight children: Rev. Thomas Daniel KENNEDY, of Lincoln, Ill.; Mrs. J. H. ANDERSON and Mrs. M. FROEHLER, of Peoria, Ill.; Mrs. J. F. CROWLEY, Miss Mamie A. and Theresa L. KENNEDY, and John J. E. and Louis A. KENNEDY, of this city.
     The funeral will take place to-morrow morning from St. Bridget's Church. The interment will take place at Geneva.
--James GILMORE, aged 78 years, died yesterday morning at his home, No. 54 South Union street.
--Julia A. BEEBE, sister of the late William CHURCHILL of this city, died Tuesday in Holley, aged 78 years.
--Charles F., son of Charles and Harriet MOORE, died Wednesday afternoon at the home of his parents, No. 220 Spring street, aged 1 year.
--Cassie M., wife of Frank E. YOUNGS, died yesterday at the family home, No. 22 Amherst street, aged 24 years. The remains will be taken to Milton, Pa., for interment.
--Josie HEILBREN died Tuesday in San Francisco, aged 18 years and 10 months. Miss HEILBREN was the daughter of Thena HEILBREN, and niece of Mrs. Charles STERN, of this city.
--Dominick NAGLE, aged 75 years, died early this morning at the family home, No. 63 Mt. Hope avenue. The deceased leaves his wife and two sons, Peter and John NAGLE.
--Mary PRUYN, widow of William PRUYN, died yesterday morning, aged 69 years, at her home, No. 10 Lime street. She leaves one daughter, Mary C. PRUYN, a teacher in No. 27 school.
--Leopold FLEICHMER, aged 59 years, died Wednesday at the family home, No. 33 Rhine street. The deceased leaves a wife and two sons, Simon and Jacob FLEICHMER, both of this city.
--Isaac SMITH, aged 22 years, died Wednesday at his home in North Greece. He leaves his wife, to whom he had been married but six weeks, his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Peter SMITH, and one brother.
--Josephine, widow of John S. TOAN, died Sunday at No. 22 New York street. The remains were removed to the home of the deceased's sister, Miss Emma A. BLACK, No. 16 King street. Mrs. TOAN leaves one son, Clarkson TOAN, and one sister, Miss BLACK.
--Augustus HEMMERSMITH died at Troulesome, Grand county, Colorado, last Friday, aged 34 years. The deceased left this city two years ago for Colorado in quest of health. He leaves his mother, who lives at the corner of North avenue and the Ridge road.
--Mary Armstrong, wife of Peter ARMSTRONG, died yesterday at her home, No. 14 Lind street, aged 63 years. The deceased leaves besides her husband, three sons, Peter N., William C. and Henry O. ARMSTRONG, and three daughters, Mrs. John HAIR, of Buffalo, and Sarah A. and Mary S. ARMSTRONG, of this city. Mrs. ARMSTRONG was an old resident of Rochester, having lived in the ninth ward for forty-five years.
FLEISCHMER - At the family residence, No. 33 Rhine street, Wednesday, April 13, 1898, Leopold FLEISCHMER, aged 59 years. He leaves a widow and two sons, Simon and Jacob, both of this city.
-Funeral from the house this (Friday) afternoon at 2 o'clock. 
YOUNGS - At the family residence, No. 22 Amherst street, Thursday, April 14, 1898, Carrie M., wife of Frank E. YOUNGS, aged 24 years.
-Funeral services at the house this morning at 8:30 o'clock. Remains to be taken to Milton, Pa., for burial.
BEEBE - In Holley, N. Y., Tuesday, April 12, 1898, Julia A. BEEBE, sister of the late William CHURCHILL, of this city, in her 78th year.
-Funeral from the residence of H. J. BUELL, Holley, N. Y., Friday, at 4 o'clock P. M.
GILMORE - In this city, on Thursday morning, April 14, 1898, James GILMORE, aged 78 years.
-Funeral from his late home, No. 54 South Union street, on Saturday at 3 P. M. Please omit flowers.
PRUYN - In this city, on the morning of Thursday, April 14, 1898, Mary McLEAN, widow of William W. PRUYN, aged 69 years.
-Funeral from No. 10 Lime street, on Sunday at 3 P. M. 
NAGLE - In this city, Friday morning at the residence, 63 Mt. Vernon avenue, Dominick NAGLE, aged 75 years, an old resident of the thirteenth ward. He leaves a wife and two sons, Peter and John.
-Funeral Saturday morning at 8 o'clock at house, 8:30 St. Boniface Church.
ARMSTRONG - In this city, Wednesday, April 13, 1898, at her late residence, 14 Lind street, Mary ARMSTRONG, wife of Peter ARMSTRONG, wife of Peter ARMSTRONG, aged 63 years. Mrs. ARMSTRONG leaves her surviving three sons and three daughters, Peter N. ARMSTRONG, William C. ARMSTRONG and Henry O. ARMSTRONG, Mrs. John HAIR of Buffalo, and Sarah A., and Mary S. ARMSTRONG, of this city.
-The funeral will take place Sunday afternoon from Trinity Church. Interment will be at Riverside cemetery.
LAIRD - The funeral of James LAIRD will be held at the residence, 12 James street, Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock and at 2:30 at the Church of Christ.
TOAN - In this city, Thursday, April 14, 1898, at 22 New York street, Josephine, widow of the late John S. TOAN, aged 42 years. The remains were removed to the residence of her sister, Miss Emma A. BLACK, 16 King street. She leaves one son, Clarkson, and one sister, Miss BLACK.
-Notice of funeral hereafter.
A Rochester Young Lady United to A. E. Rathbone, of Fulton
Miss Lizzie BRENGARDNER, of this city, was united in marriage last evening to Arthur Eugene RATHBONE, of Fulton, N. Y., at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. BARKER, No. 7 Garson avenue, in the presence of the immediate friends of the bride and groom.
     The house was prettily decorated with palms, potted plants and cut flowers. As the bridal party entered, "Sounds From the Chapel" and Mendelssohn's wedding march were played by Miss Lulu Mae JORDAN. The ceremony was performed at 7 o'clock by Rev. H. R. CHAPMAN, assisted by Rev. J. B. TRAVIS, of the Parsells Avenue Baptist Church. After the ceremony a wedding luncheon was served, and Mr. and Mrs. RATHBONE left for the East. They will be at home after May 1st at Fulton, N. Y.
The marriage of Miss Martha BOEHM of Mumford and Charles Potter KIMBLE, a member of the firm of C. C. KIMBLE & Co., of Rochester, took place yesterday afternoon at the home of the bride's brother, Charles BOEHM, in the presence of forty guests. Rev. W. J. REID, of the University Avenue Baptist Church, performed the ceremony. The bride was attended by Miss Harriet JENKINS, and Frederick SMITH was best man. Mr. and Mrs. KIMBLE will be at home after May 1st at No. 7 May park.
--John J. LONG, of No. 86 Spencer street, has left for Washington and Philadelphia.
--H. J. MONTGOMERY, representative of the New York Mail and Express, is staying for a short time in this city.
--Miss Lizzie SMITH and Miss Marguerits YOUNG are the guests of Miss Lillian SCHLEGEL, of No. 70 St. Joseph street.
The notorious Tom COLLINS, who is a shoemaker by trade, but whose occupation is that of hanger-in in the low Bowery resorts, was again placed behind the bars last night. About 10:15 o'clock the lusty cries of Patrick J. CURTIS called Officer HETZLER to the corner of Front and Mumford streets. The man said that he and COLLINS had become embroiled in a difficulty, and that the other man had struck him. He asked the officer to arrest him, and HETZLER sent COLLINS to headquarters in a patrol wagon. CURTIS and Hugh DOUGHERTY, who claims to have witnessed the alleged assault, promised to be in police court at 9 o'clock this morning.
The ambulance of the City Hospital was called to the Center Park station of the Central-Hudson railroad yesterday afternoon about 4 o'clock. An aged woman had fallen down in the street, apparently from exhaustion. She was removed to the hospital, where she gave her name as Bridget QUIGLEY. She muttered something about waiting for a train to take her to Churchville, but that was all that could be gotten out of her. It is thought that she lives in Churchville, and that she came to Rochester yesterday to do some trading. As she is apparently 80 years of age she succumbed to weariness and fell as stated. The physicians at the hospital believe that the woman will be able to leave the institution this morning, as she was much improved at a late hour last night.
The regular monthly meeting of the Practitioners' Club was held last evening at the residence of Dr. Louis A. WEIGEL, corner of East avenue and Alexander street. The meeting was  a successful and enthusiastic one, and the physicians were entertained by a lecture from Dr. WEIGEL, illustrated with radiographic pictures. After the business session those present were served with lunch by Mrs. WEIGEL.
Mrs. F. J. Chase, of Walworth, Killed in New York Yesterday
A special dispatch from New York states that Mrs. F. J. CHASE, 60 years of age, of Walworth, was thrown from the platform of a Broadway cable car yesterday.
     She struck on her head and died in a few minutes.
The annual meeting of the Wayne Building, Loan and Accumulating Fund Association was held in Palmyra Wednesday. Reports were read which show the loan to be in a very prosperous condition. The following officers were elected: President, S. N. SAWYER; vice-president, A. C. HOPKINS; secretary, J. WIMPLE; treasurer, William PARSONS; directors, W. W. WILLIAMSON, George McGOWN, W. A. POWERS.
--Postmaster Fred W. CLEMONS, of Palmyra, has purchased the Wayne County Dispatch.
--There will be a donation at Wallington, Tuesday evening, for the benefit of Rev. Mr. BISHOP.
--The receipts of the concert given by the Newark concert band Wednesday evening were about $100.
--The ladies of St. Luke's Church, at Sodus Center, will hold a fair in Borradaile's hall this evening.
--J. G. PITTS is arranging to commence work soon upon a new two-story brick block upon the site of the present Pitts block in Newark.
--At the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Henry DRUSCHEL, of West Walworth, yesterday occurred the marriage of their oldest daughter, Miss Louisa, to Frank YOUNGS, of Fairport.
--William MILLER, for several years ticket agent at Alton on the Rome, Watertown & Ogdensburg railroad, has removed to Geneva, where he will be ticket agent on the New York Central.
--Miss Mellie DOUGLASS, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. S. DOUGLASS, of Red Creek, was united in marriage to Robert BURNS, of the same place, at the home of her parents yesterday afternoon.
--Fruit growers and nurserymen in the county report that every peach blossom has been spoiled by the recent cold weather, while cherry blossoms are to a great extent affected. It is not thought that strawberries were harmed as the plants were not far enough advanced at that time.
--On account of the death of Mrs. M. I. GREENWOOD, the banquet which was to have been given by Newark Lodge, No. 83, F. and A. M., Monday evening, the occasion of the official visit of the deputy grand master, Hon. Jefferson HOHE, of Lyons, has been postponed to a date to be announced later. Mr. GREENWOOD is a prominent member of the lodge.
Large Fyke Net Full of Fish Found Near Seneca Falls
The report reached Game Constable William HARRIS, of Seneca Falls, Tuesday, that a large fyke net was in the lake near the water-works station, full of fish.
     Mr. HARRIS went to the spot and found the net which had been in the water a long time. It was full of fish, mostly dead, among them being thirteen Oswego bass, a large number of pickerel, rock bass, perch and bullheads. The net was taken from the water, the few living fish released and the net burned.
- A large amount of building is now going forward in Waterloo.
-Seneca Grange of Seneca Falls, will give a banquet this evening in G. A. R. hall.
-Rose Hill Grange, of Waterloo, will hold an initiation of new members and a banquet to-morrow afternoon.
-There is more moving of business places in Waterloo this spring than there has been before in a number of years.
-May 2nd, John W. BOND will assume the management of the Waterloo Academy of Music. Mr. BOND will arrange for a series of public entertainments.
Fire Near Spencerport Yesterday Morning - House Owned by James Hickok
About 7:30 o'clock yesterday morning a farm house about three miles east of Spencerport was burned to the ground together with the contents. The house was owned by James HICKOK, of Rochester, and was occupied by a family by the name of HOGAN. The family lost all their furniture and most of their clothing, and had no insurance. The house was insured for nearly enough to cover the loss to Mr. HICKOK.
     The fire is supposed to have caught from a defective chimney.
-Rev. William SMITH, of Mendon, will give his farewell address to the Christian Endeavor Society at Mendon Center, Sunday. The society was organized two years ago under the auspices of the Mendon Presbyterian Church through the efforts of Mr. SMITH.

Rochester, Monroe, NY
Democrat & Chronicle
Sat Apr 16, 1898
     The case on in court is that of Martin THOMAS, of Penn Yan, vs. James O. SEBRING, an attorney of Corring, for false imprisonment and malicious persecution.
     Sheriff FAUCETT took Charles E. WILLIAMS and Max WILLIAMS, sentenced for bigamy and assault, to Auburn prison last evening.
The mother of the baby girl, which was left on the door steps of the Delmonico hotel at Corning a couple of weeks ago, has at last been discovered. Yesterday a letter addressed to Mrs. Rusco DELMONICO, Hotel Delmonico, Corning, N. Y., was received by Mrs. Homer RUSCO, wife of the proprietor of the hotel where the baby was found, reading as follows:
     Cross Fork, Pa., April 14, 1898
     Dear Madam: In regard to the child that was left on your doorstep, I myself am the mother, and I also must claim my own. I will come and get it and settle for its keeping. Please let me know at once. I can't rest until I have my child. Please do not let any one have it. I will come soon as you let me know.
     Let me know at once.
                Grace LUENHARDT,
                Cross Fork, Potter Co., Pa.
     Mr. and Mrs.  RUSCO will probably do nothing in regard to the young woman's request as the matter has really passed out of their hands. The child was placed in the hands of J. Amasa STANTON, of Bath, the county poormaster, who made a formal transfer of the child to Mr. and Mrs. P. J. MORGAN, of Corning. They now have the child. Mrs. RUSCO has addressed a note to the mother, notifying her of the child's disposition and condition.
--The last entertainment of the Epworth League course of the Methodist Episcopal Church, Honeoye Falls, will occur Wednesday evening.
--The pastor of the West Henrietta Baptist Church will speak upon the time, manner and nature of the resurrection of the just Sunday morning.
--Mrs. Eunice BANKER, who is one of Hamlin's oldest residents, celebrated her ninety-third birthday, Thursday, with a reunion of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
--Rev. J. R. HENDERSON, of Rochester corresponding secretary of the new York State Ministerial Union for ministerial education, will give an address in the First Baptist Church, Chili, to-morrow morning at 11 A. M.
--Mrs. Hart SMITH, who was stricken with paralysis April 6th, died Thursday. She was born in Parma in 1833, was married to her late husband, whom she survived only a few months, in 1881, and resided in Riga since that date.
--The farmers in the vicinity of Chili Center are busy preparing their ground and sowing oats. H. N. CHILSON has planted quite a quantity of early potatoes and peas. The soil is in excellent condition to work even on the low land.
--The fears of injury to the fruit crop by the late cold weather seems to be groundless, so far as the belt along Lake Ontario is concerned. Owners of the big peach orchards north of Morton have examined the buds within a day or two and find them all right. A full crop is anticipated. Small fruits are also uninjured. Apple buds are sound, and so thick that many growers are beginning to worry over a repetition of the overplus of 1896.
Le Roy Farmer to Try Sugar Beet Culture This Fall - Factory May Result
Several farmers in the town of Le Roy will this summer test the adaptability of their farms for growing sugar beets. The seed will be furnished by the United States department of agriculture. The crop will be grown under the special supervision and instruction of the New York state experimental station at Geneva. A representative from the station will visit the farms upon which the beets are being grown, at different intervals during the season to note the conditions that prevail, give verbal instructions to the experimenters and observe how the work is done. With the exception of a sample for analysis the crop will remain the property of the grower.
     By conducting these experiments all over Genesee county it can be determined whether or not it would pay to erect a sugar factory in the county.
--Mrs. Bridget FREIGHEIT died yesterday in Le Roy after a lingering illness.
--Friends of the South Byron Klondikers have received letters from them, written at Sheep camp, April 3d. The avalanche had swept down the mountain that day. It is known that none from Genesee county were caught.
--To-day the anniversary of the Batavia Y. M. C. A. will be observed with appropriate services at the various churches of the village. Out of town speakers will be present. To-morrow evening a union service will be held at the Presbyterian Church at which time all the out-of-town speakers will deliver addresses.
--There has been but one funeral held at Portageville since September 3d.
--Gainesville citizens are desirous of having a flour and feed mill established in the town.
--Diphtheria has broken out in Bennington. There are several serious cases. One death has resulted.
--The Wallace Hose Company of Castile, will have new uniforms of fawn-colored covert cloth, single-breasted, straight front, like the Chemical Company's uniforms at Perry.
--The trout streams in Pike, Eagle and Wethersfield are now being whipped by a large crowd of fishermen from the county, besides a strong delegation from Rochester and Buffalo, as the open season for brook trout has just commenced in the county.
--John SHERMAN, of Red Creek, who was recently convicted of a violation of the excise law and sentenced to serve 250 days in the Monroe County Penitentiary, at Rochester, has, on account of his age, over 80 years, been ordered released by County Judge SAWYER.
--William MUIR, a fireman upon a West Shore freight, fell through a trestle at Genesee Junction, yesterday, sustaining severe bruises. No bones were broken. He was removed to his home in Newark, where he will remain for some time before he is able to go on duty again.
--Scott PARKER, of West Walworth, received a letter Thursday from his son, Charles, who left home April 1st. At the time it was written the lad was sitting by the roadside at South Bend, Ind. He had been to Chicago and was then on his way home. The SLATER boy, who went away with him, deserted him in Michigan.
Miss Maud PENNY entertained a large number of her friends last night with a musical at the Jenkinson. The occasion was a very pleasant one, and all present enjoyed the vocal and instrumental solos and the recitations.
Henry OEMISCH, of the Triangle Building Jewelry Store, is constantly engaged in the designing and manufacture of jewelry for wedding gifts -- not only for gifts for brides, but for bridesmaids and groomsmen. His skill and the facilities of his shop insure satisfactory results in every instance.
TOAN - In this city, Thursday, April 14, 1898, at 22 New York street, Josephine, widow of the late John S. TOAN, aged 42 years. The remains were removed to the residence of her sister, Miss Emma A. BLACK, 16 King street. She leaves one son, Clarkson, and one sister, Miss BLACK.
-Funeral will take place from 16 King street Sunday at 3 P. M.
WOODRUFF - In the town of Milo, Mrs. Benjamin D. WOODRUFF, of pleuro-pneumonia, aged 61 years. Besides her husband, two sons, Howard L. and James B., are left surviving.
-The funeral will be held from the late residence Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock.
COMBS - In this city, last evening at the Homeopathic Hospital, Alexander J. COMBS. The deceased was widely known among the Masonic fraternity of Rochester, having affiliated with Genesee Falls Lodge in 1863.
-The funeral services will be held from the parlors of Hedges & Sons, East Avenue, and will be in charge of Genesee Falls lodge. The time will be announced later.

Rochester, Monroe, NY
Democrat & Chronicle
Sun Apr 17, 1898
William McCarthy Took an Ounce of Oil of Cedar But Will Recover
William McCARTHY, 49 years of age, who is employed as a stableman at the livery stables of H. D. HEDDITCH, No. 434 Lyell avenue, attempted to end his existence about 1 o'clock yesterday afternoon by swallowing an ounce of oil of cedar. He was removed to the City Hospital, where prompt measures restored him to consciousness. The physicians at the hospital say that he will recover.
     McCARTHY had been employed by HEDDITCH for some time. He had been drinking heavily of late and this, in addition to other troubles, made him despondent. McCARTHY boards with HEDDITCH, who went to the barn yesterday afternoon to give the man instructions regarding work about the barn. He could not find McCARTHY and thinking that he might be asleep upstairs he went to call him.
     He found McCARTHY lying on a lounge in a stupor. He attempted to arouse the man and failing to do so he looked about the room. His eyes rested on a bottle labeled "poison." He examined the label and saw that the bottle had contained oil of cedar. HEDDITCH then made all haste to secure a physician and Dr. W. J. BURDEN, of No. 418 Lyell avenue, but a short distance away, was sent for. The physician found the man in so serious a condition that he deemed it best to send him to the City Hospital, and the ambulance of that institution was sent for.
     McCARTHY readily responded to heroic treatment and after an hour's work the hospital physicians pronounced him out of danger.
     The peculiar feature connected with the case is the poison taken by McCARTHY. Oil of cedar is used for reducing inflammation in wounds such as blisters, abrasions and the like. Its effect is not so deadly as laudanum and similar poisons and its use is seldom resorted to by would-be suicides. McCARTHY refuses to talk regarding his act of folly.
It Was so Poor That He Could Not Remember Where His Son lived.
Officer RAGAN found an old man on Exchange street yesterday afternoon, who did not know where he was. The man was taken to headquarters where he spent several hours chatting with Turnkey STRUBLE. He said that his name was Michael MARTIN and that he was born in 1818. He said he owned a farm on a railroad entering the city but he did not know which line he came to the city on. He had been in the city several weeks and during that time had been living with one of his sons.
     MARTIN said that he had an attack of malaria fever, which caused him to lose his memory at times. Early last evening MARTIN's son called at police headquarters and told Captain McDERMOTT that his father was missing and that he would like to have the officers instructed to look for him, as he was not very well acquainted with the city. Great was his surprise when the captain led him to Turnkey STRUBLE's apartment and there showed him his father sitting complacently in an easy chair. A few minutes later the elder MARTIN was seen walking toward the Four Corners leaning on his son's arm.
--Special County Judge CARNAHAN, yesterday granted a new trial in the case of John L. GRANWILLER against Joseph Z. CULVER.
--Motion for a change of venue from Monroe county to Erie county, was made before Justice WERNER in special term yesterday in the case of Frank B. RAE against A. D'Etta PEASE of Buffalo. The action is to recover for twenty-five barrels of non-acid boiler composition.
--A decision in favor of the plaintiff was rendered by Judge SUTHERLAND yesterday in the case of the Genesee Falls Permanent Savings & Loan Association against Edgar W. THOMPSON, with reservation that out of the surplus money, the claim of John H. FOLEY, including a bill for lumber, must be paid in full.
--The judgment of the lower court in the case of Napoleon PERRY, respondent, versus Garrett ROBERTS, appellant, was affirmed by Judge SUTHERLAND yesterday. The action was brought by PERRY to recover for work done and material furnished in repairing a wagon for ROBERTS, and a judgment in the plaintiff's favor for $27 was rendered by Justice R. B. WOOD of Parma.
--Michael CHARLO, an Italian living in Wheatland, who has been in jail since February 8th, charged with breach of the peace in threatening to shoot members of the family of Andrew PIEDMONT, of Wheatland, was arraigned in county court yesterday before Judge SUTHERLAND. The testimony disclosed that CHARLO drew a revolver, fearing that he was going to be assaulted by PIEDMONT, and he was discharged.
The Cheerful Workers of the Lyell Avenue Baptist Sunday school gave a reception to their friends and the Morgan class at the home of Miss DRURY, No. 137 Thompson street, Friday evening. A programme was rendered, after which the refreshments were served.
James JOHNSON, 20 years of age, who lives at No. 18 Augustine street, attempted to catch on a moving freight train on the Central-Hudson elevated tracks near North avenue about 6 o'clock last evening. The young man caught hold of the side rail but slipped and fell across the inside rail of the adjoining track. He was removed to Babcock's coal office and a hurry call sent in for the Homeopathic ambulance. JOHNSON, whose left leg and foot had been badly bruised and strained, refused to go to the hospital and he was removed to his home, where his injuries were attended by the family physician.
Albert DEHLER was arrested by Detective McDONALD on South St. Paul street yesterday noon. The man is charged with burglary in the third degree in breaking into the Bailey carpet cleaning works on Mt. Hope avenue on February 17th last and stealing therefrom a roll of carpet. The burglary was reported to the police at the time but it was only a couple of days ago that suspicion was directed to DEHLER, who has been released on bail.
Albert FALK, the 14-year-old boy who mysteriously disappeared from his home, No. 9 Philander street, Wednesday morning, and for whom the police had since been looking was found on West Main street yesterday morning by Officer Jerry O'GRADY. The boy was wandering about with no apparent purpose, and did not appear to be in his right mind, and Officer O'GRADY took him to the Humane Shelter. FALK said that his parents had ill treated him, but the latter deny the allegation. He was returned to his home yesterday afternoon.
WILSON - In this city, Saturday, April 16, 1898, William WILSON, aged 88 years.
-Funeral from his late residence, 163 Fulton avenue, Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Friends invited.
WRIGHT - In this city, Saturday forenoon, April 16, 1898, at the family residence, 79 Prospect street, Samuel A. WRIGHT, aged 49 years. He is survived by a wife, three sons and two daughters.
-The funeral will be held from the residence Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Interment at Riverside cemetery.
PALMER - In this city, Saturday afternoon, April 16, 1898, at 2:30 o'clock, at No. 16 Broadway, Mrs. Abby J., widow of the late Dudley D. PALMER. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. H. A. RICHMOND, of this city, also one granddaughter, Mrs. C. F. BAKER, of Victoria, B. C. Notice of funeral hereafter.
COMBS -  In this city, Thursday, April 14, 1898, at the Homeopathic Hospital, Alexander J. COMBS. The deceased was widely known among the Masonic fraternity of Rochester, having affiliated with Genesee Falls Lodge in 1863.
-Funeral Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock, from Hedges' undertaking rooms, No. 55  East avenue, and will be in charge of Genesee Falls lodge. 
SMEED - In this city, at the family residence, 66 Pearl street, Saturday evening, April 16, 1898, at 10 o'clock, Anna C., youngest child of Henry A. and Lella E. SMEED, aged 6 years, 10 months and 6 days.
It Was Held at St. Bridget's Church - Interment at Geneva
The funeral of John B. KENNEDY was held from his home on Marietta street yesterday morning at 8:30 o'clock and from St. Bridget's Church at 9 o'clock. Solemn high mass was celebrated by Rev. Father Thomas D. KENNEDY, of Lincoln, Ill., eldest son of the deceased, with Rev. Father Thomas A. HENDRICK, of St. Bridget's Church, as deacon, and Rev. Father John J. BRESNIHAN as master of ceremonies. The last absolution was pronounced by Rev. Father T. A. HENDRICK.
     The floral offerings were numerous and very handsome. Among them was a pillow of roses and lilies, from the family, an anchor from E. R. ANDREWS and press department, a pillow of roses from Officer John TINDELL and sister, Lizzie TINDELL; a bouquet of roses and Easter lilies from Elizabeth and Mary KENNEDY; bouquet of carnations from Mary T. KENNEDY; roses from Mrs. MAXWELL, and a cross from Mrs. O'LOUGHLIN and family.
     The bearers were D. C. FEELY, Thomas FLANNERY, James FEE, Dr. P. C. GUINAN, John O'BRIEN and Leonard VOGEL.
     The body was taken to Geneva and was met there by a number of friends and the following bearers: Daniel E. MOORE, Thomas H. SWEENEY, John KELLY, Joseph WHITE, Thomas KANE and Michael POOLE. A short service was held and the interment took place in the family plot in the cemetery at Geneva.
--Maria STEVAN, aged 73 years, died Friday at No. 34 Berlin street.
--William WILSON, of No. 163 Fulton avenue, died yesterday in this city, aged 88 years.
--Charles POST died yesterday at the City Hospital, aged 58 years. The remains will be taken to Knowlesville for interment.
--Joseph, son of Joseph and Catherine HOLZSCHUH, died yesterday at the home of his parents, No. 57 Avenue C, aged 9 years.

Rochester, Monroe, NY
Democrat & Chronicle
Mon Apr 18, 1898
Gives Fictitious Names and Addresses and Claims She Was Assaulted
A young woman, having the appearance of having spent the best part of her youthful days in dissipation, is confined at St. Mary's Hospital, to which institution she was brought from Charlotte Saturday morning. She has given several fictitious names and addresses and her identity remains unknown at the present time. About 1:30 o'clock Saturday morning the wife of Edward DORSEY, who lives on the boulevard, just south of Charlotte village, was awakened by hearing groans apparently coming from the front porch of the house.
     Mr. DORSEY hastily dressed himself to investigate, and when he opened the front door he was greatly startled to find the almost senseless form of a young woman lying prone upon the porch. He carried her inside and Mrs. DORSEY succeeded in restoring the woman to consciousness, whereupon she began to cry bitterly. She said that she had been brutally assaulted by a young man, who had left her where she was found.
     When DORSEY heard this he at once went to Charlotte and informed Chief of Police DENNIS, who accompanied him back to the house. The chief decided to remove the woman to the Craig hotel, and this was done. She was closely questioned, and her replies were to the effect that she accompanied two young men to Charlotte Friday afternoon. The men had an open buggy drawn by a single horse. They visited various hotels and had several drinks. The woman was taken ill and in the evening she fainted, so she alleges.
     The men then placed her in the buggy and started in the direction of the city. When they reached the outskirts of the village the woman claims that one of the young men attempted to assault her. He then forced her to get out of the buggy and she succeeded in staggering to the place where she was found. The girl also stated that when she resisted the young men, one of them struck her a violent blow in the face.
     Chief DENNIS had Dr. SULLIVAN attend the woman at the hotel, but she grew rapidly worse, and in the afternoon she was brought to St. Mary's Hospital. She gave her name as Fannie BROCK, and said that she was employed at the Franklin hotel. Chief DENNIS ascertained that no such person had been employed there, and when he again tried to obtain her name, she said that she was Mary LEARY, of No. 247 Exchange street. This name and address was also found to be fictitious.
     When Dr. SULLIVAN was called to treat her the woman told him that she had given birth to a child Friday morning. After her removal to the hospital the physicians found evidence of a criminal operation having been performed upon her, probably Friday morning, and they discredit her story in its entirety. Chief DENNIS's theory is that after the young men drove away from Charlotte they became alarmed when they saw that the woman did not recover from her stupor, and that for this reason they did not care to take her with them to the city. So they took her out of the buggy and carried her to the place where she was found.
     This theory is substantiated by the fact that several hours before she heard the woman's groans, Mrs. DORSEY heard two young men talking in low tones in front of her house. As no marks were found on the girl's face or body, her story of attempted violence is discredited. The police of this city have had nothing to do with the case. It is said that Chief DENNIS has in his possession the names of the two young men who were with the woman Friday evening, but as she communicated them to him, it is thought that they are fictitious.
--Mrs. Abby I. PALMER died at her residence, No. 16 Broadway, on Saturday, aged 71 years.
--Earl, the youngest son of Harry J. and Caroline Beck PHETEPLACE, died in this city Saturday evening, aged one year and four months.
--Martin KENNEDY died at his home, No. 157 Frank street, yesterday, aged 57 years. He is survived by one son and two daughters.
--Elizabeth CULLIGAN died yesterday morning at No. 356 West Maple street, aged 40 years. She leaves one brother, John CULLIGAN.
--Frank Valentine FINZER died at the family residence, No. 90 Hayward terrace, Saturday afternoon, aged 54 years. He leaves a wife, five sons, four daughters, one brother and one sister.
Thomas McNAMARA was arrested by Officer Henry BAKER on Front street at 10:30 o'clock yesterday morning. Thomas was very drunk, as was George AMES, whom BAKER arrested on the same thoroughfare fifteen minutes later.
Raymond Wood, 20 Years Old, Will Face a Serious Charge in Police Court
Raymond WOOD, aged 20 years, will face a very serious charge in police court this morning. The lad lives at No. 58 Fourth street. Complaint was recently made to Chief of Police CLEARY that young WOOD had been annoying women in the neighborhood for some time past by exposing his person. Last night, Officers PEARSON and NAGLE were detailed by the chief to investigate the matter.
     About 9 o'clock last evening several ladies, who were walking along Fourth street, were badly frightened by WOOD. Several minutes later a woman, who lives next door to the WOODS, was also frightened by the lad. She started to run into her house, and WOOD followed her. Officers NAGLE and PEARSON arrived just in time to save WOOD from the rude clutches of several indignant neighbors who had been attracted to the scene by the woman's cries for assistance.
     WOOD was arrested and sent to the police station. He is a nice looking young fellow, and it is thought that his mind has been affected by excesses. His parents are both deaf and dumb. He claims to have attacks of major hysteria about once in three months and at such times is not responsible for his actions.
Camille FORREST will be examined in police court this morning, Judge ERNST, the weather and the lawyers concerned in the case permitting, on the charge of allowing a slot machine to be played in his place and in his presence. FORREST conducts a hotel and saloon on Central avenue. Louis SCHNEIDER will also be examined on the charge of allowing bowling on his alleys, on Hudson avenue, on the first day of the week. SCHNEIDER admits that he did so, but with no intention of violating the law. It was for that reason he entered a formal plea of not guilty.
FINZER - Saturday afternoon, at the family residence, No. 90 Hayward avenue, Frank Valentine FINZER, aged 54 years. He leaves to mourn him a wife, five sons, four daughters, one brother and one sister. He was a member of branch No. 58 C. M. B. A.
-The funeral will be held on Tuesday morning at 8 o'clock from the late residence, and at 9 o'clock from St. Francis Xavier Church.
MONTGOMERY - At his residence, No. 51 Chestnut street, Sunday morning, April 17, Rev. George W. MONTGOMERY, aged 88 years.
-Notice of funeral will be published April 19th.
PALMER - At her residence, No. 16 Broadway, April 16th, Mrs. Abby I. PALMER, aged 71 years.
-Funeral Tuesday, 10:30 A. M. Relatives and friends invited. Burial private.
PHETEPLACE - In this city, Saturday evening, April 16, Earl, youngest son of Harry J., and Caroline Beck PHETEPLACE, aged 1 year and 4 months.
-Funeral private, from the residence, No. 52 Hudson avenue, Monday afternoon, at 3 o'clock.
SUTTER - Sunday morning, April 17, 1898, at 4:10, Frederick SUTTER, of Penfield, aged 87 years.
-Notice of funeral in Tuesday's paper.

Rochester, Monroe, NY
Democrat & Chronicle
Tue Apr 19, 1898
Coroner's Jury Cannot Determine the Cause of Andrew Shaw's Death
The coroner's jury has reached no verdict in the case of Andrew SHAW, of Sodus, who was found dead in Oswego last week, and who is supposed to have been murdered. The jury met Saturday in Oswego at the investigation of the deceased's relatives.
     Dr. J. K. STOCKWELL was the first witness sworn and he testified to the fact that the body of SHAW showed external injuries. The brain was congested, but the skull showed no marks of depressions. The heart was in an unusually healthy state, and the throat was entirely free and clean. Dr. STOCKWELL was undecided as to what was the real cause of the death of SHAW, saying that it might have been from injuries inflicted by a fit or from exposure. Saloonkeeper DRUMM, who keeps a saloon on West First street, said that SHAW made frequent visits to his place Saturday afternoon and evening and did not show a great deal of money. He also testified that SHAW left the saloon for the tenderloin district early in the evening. Other minor witnesses were sworn but nothing of importance was learned. The coroner was of the opinion that the case ought to be investigated farther, and the jury adjourned until to-morrow.
Urged by Samuel Osborn Against William and Mary Jeffers
A Family Skeleton
The Complainant, Cut Off by His Father,
Trying to Set Aside a Transfer of $10,000 Received as a Gift
William ROE, of Wolcott, as attorney for Samuel OSBORN, formerly of Rose, has commenced an action in the supreme court of Wayne county against William JEFFERS and Mary JEFFERS, his wife, for the setting aside of the transfer of ten thousand dollars' worth of property which the defendants received as a gift a few years ago from the late Samuel OSBORN, a wealthy and well-known farmer of Rose, and the father of this complainant.
     Mrs. JEFFERS is a daughter of the complainant. Samuel OSBORN, Sr., died in June 1897. During the last two or three years of his life, Mr. OSBORN disposed of his property, which aggregated about $50,000, by gifts, distributing it among his daughter-in-law, Mrs. Ida M. OSBORN, who was the wife of his son, Samuel Jr., and her four children, one of whom is Mrs. William JEFFERS. Mrs. JEFFERS's husband also came in for a share of the estate, receiving $10,000.
     Samuel OSBORN, Jr., the son of the giver of all these gifts and the complainant in this action, was cut off without a penny. When his father died there was nothing of the estate left. All had been given away. Father and son had not been on friendly terms for many years, owing to the latter's waywardness. About four years ago their relations ceased entirely. The son then left his wife and children with his father, and, it is claimed, went to live with a woman in the village of Plainsville, Onondaga county.
     Upon the death of the elder OSBORN, in June last. Mrs. Ida M. OSBORN found herself wholly independent of her recent husband's help, and at once began proceedings, through Wood & Horton for an absolute divorce. Justice DUNWELL appointed Joel FANNING referee to take proofs. Upon the testimony of the wife, her daughter, Mrs. Maud C. POWERS, and the latter's husband, setting forth the facts above cited, Referee FANNING found the plaintiff entitled to a divorce, and his report was confirmed by Justice DUNWELL, November 1, 1897. Thus the prodigal son found himself debarred from the slightest benefit from his father's wealth. He now makes an effort for the $10,000 now in the possession of his son-in-law, William JEFFERS, alleging that the transfer to JEFFERS was brought about by undue influence. Attorney C. G. BLAINE, of Lyons, will put in an answer for the defendants.
A very peculiar and distressing accident occurred at Spring Green near Wolcott Saturday, by which the little ten-year-old son of Irving SLOTHARD will probably lose his life. The boy was playing upon a straw stack and slid off, striking on the sharp end of a fork handle, which was standing against the stack. The stick passed upward into the abdomen, perforating the liver and extending into the right side of the crest. Drs. BRUCE and WATKINS of Wolcott, and Horton, of (didn't get the rest)
--William LYNCH, a son of Detective Thomas LYNCH, died Sunday in New York city.
--Richard COOK, of West Rush, died at his late residence, yesterday morning, aged 73 years.
--Kate Terry STEELE, wife of Andrew G. STEELE, died at the family home in Byron Sunday night, aged 32 years.
--George H. LACY died Sunday night at his home in Caledonia, aged 42 years. He was the youngest son of the late Volney LACY.
--Mrs. Mary SPURTIS died yesterday at the residence of her only son, James SPURTIS, No. 131 Franklin street. Besides her son she is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Mary LOTT.
The Ladies' Auxiliary of Concordia Lodge, Knights of Macabees, held a very successful masquerade and ball at the Union League armory on Grand street last evening. The costumes were greatly admired by the large crowd present, and some of a comic nature were particularly attractive. The headquarters received many compliments, having been recently greatly improved and beautified on the interior. The various committees having the affair in charge did everything to make it pleasant for their many friends who attended.
SMEED - Saturday evening, April 16, 1898, at the residence of her parents, No. 66 Pearl street, of cerebro-spinal meningitis, Anna C., youngest child of Henry A. and Lella E. SMEED, aged 6 years, 10 months and 6 days.
-Funeral this (Tuesday) afternoon, from the residence at 3 o'clock. Friends invited. Burial private.
FINZER - Saturday afternoon, at the family residence, No. 90 Hayward avenue, Frank Valentine FINZER, aged 54 years. He was a member of Branch 58 C. M. B. A. He leaves to mourn him a wife, five sons, Edward, Frank, Adam, Victor, George; four daughters, Mrs. Charles C. MAHNS, Misses Minnie, Lizzie and Ida FINZER; one brother, Charles FINZER, and one sister, Mrs. Joseph MEISCH. 
-Funeral from late residence at 8 o'clock Tuesday morning, and from St. Francis Xavier Church at 8:30 o'clock.
STEELE - Entered into rest, at Byron, N. Y., on the evening of April 17th, Katie TERRY, wife of Andrew G. STEELE, aged 32 years.
-Funeral from their residence Wednesday, at 2 o'clock P. M.
MONTGOMERY - In this city, at his residence, 51 Chestnut street, Sunday morning, April 17, 1898, Rev. George W. MONTGOMERY, aged 88 years.
-Funeral from the First Universalist Church Wednesday, April 20th, at 2:30 P. M. Seats will be reserved for the clergy. Burial private.
COOK - Monday morning, April 18, 1898, Richard COOK, of West Rush, aged 73 years.
-Funeral Wednesday, April 20th, at 1 o'clock at his late residence. Interment at Honeoye Falls.
SPURLES - In this city, on Monday noon, April 18, 1898, at her son's residence, 131 Frankfort street, Mrs. Mary SPURLES, in her 69th year. She leaves to mourn her one son, James SPURLES, and a daughter, Mrs. Mary LOTT.
-The relatives and friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral services from the house at 8:30 and from St. Patrick's Cathedral at 9 o'clock on Wednesday morning. 
LACY - At his residence, in Caledonia, Sunday night, April 17, 1898, George H. LACY, youngest son of the late Volney LACY, aged 42 years.
-Funeral from the house Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock.
SUTTER - Sunday morning, April 17, 1898, at 4:10 Frederick SUTTER, of Penfield, aged 87 years.
-Funeral from Mr. George ENGLEHARDT's of Penfield, at 2 P. M.

Rochester, Monroe, NY
Democrat & Chronicle
Wed Apr 20, 1898
Death of Lyman Atwell at Spencerport -- Long a Resident of the County
Lyman ATWELL, one of the oldest residents of Spencerport, died yesterday morning at his residence in that village at the advanced age of 90 years. He was born in Albany county in 1808. Soon after becoming of age he moved to Orleans county, but soon afterwards came to Monroe county, where he passed the remainder of his life. He was a resident of the town of Greece for over forty-five years. He has been in failing health for the last four years, but retained his faculties unimpaired to the last. The deceased was for many years a member of the Gates Methodist Episcopal Church.
     He is survived by his wife and two stepdaughters.
The town board of Chili went to Hamlin yesterday to inspect a stone-crusher in operation, the object being the purchase of a crusher, an appropriation being voted at the last town meeting. The board was favorably impressed with the machine, and placed an order for one. The machine will be received about the 15th of next month. If satisfactory work is done by the machine it will be accepted by the town board.
Case of Frank Sheldon, the Brutus Wife Murderer, Before Court of Appeals
The case of Frank N. SHELDON, the Brutus wife murderer, who occupied an apartment in the condemned cells at Auburn prison, will come up before the court of appeals at Albany this week. Robert L. DRUMMOND, the attorney for SHELDON, has worked hard for his client, and District Attorney NELLIS has prepared an argument for the side of the people. The case will probably occupy nearly a whole week.
     SHELDON has been in prison thirteen months, and was confined in the county jail ten months prior, the crime for which he is suffering having been committed two years ago the thirtieth of this month.
--Boring for gas on the MITCHELL place, Oaklands, commenced Monday and the work is being rapidly pushed by the contractor, E. C. MONROE, of Baldwinsville, who has the franchise of the village of Weedsport to lay pipes and mains through the village streets to supply private and public buildings with gas.
--The work on the canal in Cayuga county is being pushed night and day, and will be so near completion by the 1st of May that the canal opening and navigation will not be obstructed. The coping on the perpendicular side will be left to be finished up after the canal is opened. A number of wells of drinking water, belonging to residences on Seneca street in Weedsport, which runs close by and parallel with the canal, have given out since the canal was lowered the two feet, giving rise to the supposition that the wells received drainage from the canal, in consequence of which a large number will be filled up and the houses supplied with village water, before further damage is done.
--M. J. WOODWORTH has already enrolled twenty-four Warsaw young men for his cavalry company. He will be in Gainesville on Thursday evening to enlist men at that place.
--A very sad death occurred at Rose yesterday morning, that of James Gilman SOULE. Mr. SOULE had been ill about a week with typhoid pneumonia and was in his twentieth year.
--W. A. LANGDON at South Lyons has set one hundred rods of mint this spring. He is the only agriculturalist raising mint in this section, where a few years ago hundreds of acres were planted annually.
--Upon an invitation extended by District Deputy J. T. COX, of Newark, Deputy State Chancellor MEYERS and Vice-President HENRY of Rochester, paid their official visit of inspection to Newark Lodge, No. 225, Catholic Benevolent Legion, last evening. The meeting was held at the society's hall in the Hankeson building, and was followed by a banquet. About 150 guests were present from Rochester, Lyons and Palmyra.
--Lena, wife of W. H. BREWER, of Penfield, died at her home yesterday morning.
--The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. W. PAYNE, of No. 91 Cottage street, died Monday at the family home.
--Catherine BURNS, the 7-year-old daughter of John F. BURNS, died at the Homeopathic Hospital Monday morning.
--J. F. HAFNER, aged 39 years, died yesterday afternoon at the family home, No. 506 Exchange street. He leaves besides his wife one child, also his mother and two sisters, Mrs. A. CHAMBERLAIN and Mrs. C. FLINT, all of this city.
--George WALTERS, of No. 125 Frost avenue, died yesterday afternoon at St. Mary's Hospital, aged 69 yesterday. He was an old veteran, having served in Company C, One Hundred Eighth New York Infantry. He was a member of Peissner Post, No. 106, G. A. R.
--The monthly meeting of the eleventh ward W. C. T. U. will be held this afternoon, at 3 o'clock, at No. 260 West avenue.
--A parlor meeting of the Central W. C. T. U. will be held on Friday evening, April 22d, at the home of Mrs. J. M. VAY, No. 57 1-2 Gibbs street.
--A dime temple social will be held on Friday evening, April 22d, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. F. H. BETTYS, No. 553 West avenue. Members of the eleventh ward W. C. T. U. will serve refreshments.
The funeral of Rev. Dr. George W. MONTGOMERY will take place from the First Universalist Church this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. The services will be conducted by Rev. Asa SAXE, of Albany, for many years pastor of the First Church, and an intimate friend of Dr. MONTGOMERY. Seats will be reserved for the clergy. The burial will be private.
--Mrs. C. V. COMFORT left Saturday for Cincinnati to attend the wedding of Miss GOZLAY.
--S. SCHWARZCHILD, of Rundel park, left last night for Chicago and the West.
JAMES - SHELBY - In Brooklyn, N. Y., April 16, 1898, at No. 31 Brooklyn avenue, by Rev. Father O'CONNELL, Elijah T. JAMES and Mary E. SHELBY, of Rochester, N. Y.
BREWER - Lena, wife of W. H. BREWER, of Penfield, died at her home Tuesday morning at 11:30 o'clock.
-Funeral Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock from her late residence.
ROSSENBACH - In this city, at his home, 191 Allen street, Monday afternoon, April 18, 1898, Peter ROSSENBACH, aged 53 years, 7 months. He is survived by his wife, Mary ROSSENBACH, three daughters, Julia, Libbie and Theresa; three brothers, William ROSSENBACH, the undertaker, Henry and Joseph ROSSENBACH, and one sister, Henrietta ROSSENBACH, who is a sister of Notre Dame at Milwaukee, Wis. He was born in Rossenbach by Collen am Rein, August 18, 1844. He served with valor in two wars, one in 1866 with Austria, and one with France in 1870-71. He was a member of SS. Peter and Paul's Union, the Knights of St. John of SS. Peter and Paul's Church, and of St. Plus Society of Holy Family Church. He came to this country in 1872. For a year he resided in Rochester and then he spent five years in Pittsburg. He has resided here since.
-Funeral Thursday morning, 8:30, from the house, and 9 at SS. Peter and Paul's Church.
SCHLENKER - In this city, Sunday evening, April 17, 1898, at the residence of her sister, Mrs. P. KLEIN, No. 62 Lincoln street, Anna SCHLENKER, wife of Edward SCHLENKER, aged 23 years and 7 months.
-Relatives and friends of the family are kindly invited to attend the funeral, which will take place this (Wednesday) afternoon at 2 o'clock from the house and at 2:30 from Concordia Church on Helena street.

Rochester, Monroe, NY
Democrat & Chronicle
Thurs Apr 21, 1898
Sentenced to Serve Six Months for Annoying His Sisters
John MILLER, an altogether worthless young man, 27 years of age, was arraigned in police court at 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon, with his two sisters, Elizabeth and Katie, arrayed against him. The family live at No. 21 Mt. Vernon avenue. This peculiar spectacle did not attract much attention from Judge ERNST at first, but when the second sister had testified, the court opened its eyes in amazement, and did not hesitate long in giving MILLER a six-months' sentence in the penitentiary.
     MILLER was arrested on Monday at the instance of his sister Elizabeth, who charged him with threatening to do her bodily harm. She took the stand and said:
      "My brother was drunk all the time that my mother was dying. He used to lay around the house and sometimes he would lie on the floor dead drunk. He has never paid a cent of board, and contributes nothing to the support of the family. He threatened to strike me because I would not give him any money."
     When MILLER was given a chance to cross-examine his sister, he asked her if he had threatened to strike her. She said in reply:  "You did. I am afraid of you when you are drunk."
     The testimony of Katie MILLER was substantially the same as that given by her sister. She said that MILLER had gone up stairs and into his mother's room when she was very sick, and had annoyed her by his presence. He had taken the dishes off the dining-room table and had thrown them on the floor, where they broke in pieces. She also said that their brother had threatened to make her and Elizabeth get out of the house.
     Both sisters said that they had told MILLER to leave the house. In his own behalf, he said that his mother, before she died, told him that he could stay at home as long as he liked without paying any board. He said that his sisters were down on him. He made several harsh accusations, when he was suddenly interrupted by Judge ERNST, who asked:   "Have you ever been convicted before?"
     MILLER admitted that he had, and on investigation the court found that MILLER was some time ago convicted of a similar charge and sentenced to six months in the Monroe County Penitentiary, but at the request of his sisters, the judgment had been suspended.  "You didn't behave, did you?" asked the court, addressing MILLER. The man hung his head in shame, and when investigator SHEEHAN asked him how long he had been out of the Elmira Reformatory, he pleaded with the judge that he might not be compelled to answer the question. His request was denied. MILLER then said that he was released about three years ago, after having served a term for highway robbery. About five years ago he held up a couple of farmers in the town of Gates. As MILLER was taken from the court room, he turned to his sisters and said:  "Now, you are satisfied!"
A representative of the Rome Beet Sugar Company will meet the farmers of Sodus Saturday to induce them to pledge a certain number of acres of beets for the Rome plant. The price paid is $5 per ton and the seed is furnished free. A rate on the railroads is also looked after. The farmers at Sodus have formed an association with B. C. RUDE as chairman and E. C. DELANO as secretary, to establish an industry in Sodus for the manufacturing of beet sugar. They are corresponding with capitalists for the purpose of inducing them to invest. It is thought that it will take about $300,000 to place the plant in operation. The local farmers have been canvassed for acreage and a very good report has been made.
John F. DECKER, a transient resident of Clyde, is under arrest, charged with abduction. The warrant charges DECKER with having on Sunday last, enticed a boy, about 14 years of age, by the name of Fred A. BLAISDELL, from the home of William HEATH, a farmer residing four miles east of Clyde, to whom he was indentured by his father. The examination will be held Monday.
--Henry CRULL, one of the oldest residents of Lyons, died yesterday morning at the age of 79 years. About a year ago the deceased was at work on his farm repairing fences and while doing so accidently let a board fall, which struck his great toe. Notwithstanding every effort that could be made, the toe refused to heal and continued to grow worse until about eight weeks ago, when the attending physician decided that amputation was necessary. The great toe and the one next to it, which had become badly affected, were taken off and hopes were entertained that the patient would recover, but he continued to grow worse until the end. Mr. CRULL located in Wayne county in 1845.
--There is one case of scarlet fever at Pittsford, the patient being the youngest son of John BENGE.
--Literary exercises will be held to-morrow afternoon in the academic department of the high school, Pittsford.
--The I. O. G. T's, of Henrietta, will hold a social in Academy hall Friday evening. A patriotic programme of musical an literary selections will be rendered, and the proceeds to go to the Maine monument fund.
--Harry W. DAVIE and Miss Kate YOUNGER, both of Chili, were married at the Baptist parsonage Tuesday night by the Rev. C. L. DAKIN.
--Investigation shows that the fruit buds in Henrietta are uninjured, and the prospect for a large yield of fruit was never better at this time of year.
--Mrs. Mary O'ROUCKE, of Watkins, has been held under $1,000 bonds to await the action of the grand jury on the charge of violating the excise law. It is alleged that she sold liquor to Daniel MURPHY on Sunday.
--April 30th the taxpayers of the newly-incorporated village of Burdett will vote on the following budget: For expenses of incorporation, $50; highways and street crossings, $175; fire department; $150; street lamps and their maintenance, $175; general expenses, $100; total, $650.
--Three new substantial business blocks are to be built in Albion this season.
--The first kindergarten school in connection with the union school at Albion opened this week with a large attendance.
--It is said that the creditors of the late B. S. HOAG, of Lakeside, are to receive about 31 per cent, on the final settlement of claims.
Decision of the Court of Appeals in the Lockport Election Contest
An election law suit, involving about $10,000 in salary and the legality of elections in the town of Lockport for the last six years, has been decided by the court of appeals. In 1802, Samuel A. CARSON, Republican, and John LARDNER, Democrat, were candidates for county superintendent of the poor, which pays $2,000 salary and over $1,000 in perquisites, to say nothing of the large patronage connected with the office. The returns showed CARSON's election by 17 votes. LARDNER brought suit to have CARSON's election declared void. The action was brought on the ground that the town of Lockport's vote should be thrown out as void because the voting of the town took place in the city of Lockport, outside the town limits, in alleged violation of the state constitution. The now famous case was tried before Justice WARD in supreme court, who decided in favor of the defendant. The plaintiff carried it to the general term, which affirmed the lower court's decision, and in the court of appeals a similar ruling was made.
Matilda Schuchert Died After Finishing Up a Bottle of Medicine
Coroner KLEINDIENST had to deal with a somewhat peculiar case yesterday morning. He was called to the residence of August SCHUCHERT, No. 216 Wilder street, where Matilda, his 6-year-old daughter, died suddenly. About 8 o'clock yesterday morning Mrs. SCHUCHERT gave the child the last dose of medicine that remained in a bottle on a stand near the child's bed of suffering. The mother left the room but returned a few minutes later to find the child playing with the bottle.
     The child said, in answer to her mother's questions, that she had found some more medicine in the bottle, and filling it up with water had drank the dilution. It is supposed that the child was under the impression that by thinning the sediment in the bottle with water she would get cured sooner if she drank the mixture. The child afterwards grew rapidly worse and Dr. FISCHER was summoned.
     Mrs. SCHUCHERT told him what the child had done and he at once resorted to the use of the stomach pump, and the entire contents of the stomach were removed. The child's life could not be saved, however, and she died about 10 o'clock. The child had been ill with a severe cold for some time, but no regular physician had attended her and Dr. FISCHER therefore refused to grant a certificate.
     Coroner KLEINDIENST was then notified and he directed Coroner's Physician HENCKELL to perform an autopsy, which he did at the child's home yesterday afternoon. The result of the autopsy showed that the child's death was caused by uranic poisoning. The kidneys were found to be badly diseased. After receiving the report of Dr. HENCKELL, Coroner KLEINDIENST granted a certificate of death in accordance with the circumstances.
Death of the Hero of the Clarissa Street Bridge Tragedy
John F. HAFNER died yesterday at his home, No. 506 Exchange street, aged 39 years. He leaves a wife, two children and his mother and two sisters, Mrs. Mary A. CHAMBERLAIN and Mrs. C. FLINT, all of this city.
     Mr. HAFNER was a hero of the Clarissa street bridge accident. The bridge gave way while undergoing repairs, April 6, 1892, and it was through the efforts of Mr. HAFNER that no fatalities resulted. Mr. HAFNER's house stood near the bridge and Mr. HAFNER was in bed at the time that the alarm that the bridge was going was given. He jumped out of bed and saw two men and a woman floating down to their death. He seized an old boat that was hardly seaworthy, and saved all three through heroic measures. He was also instrumental in saving several other persons from drowning during his residence near the river.
Death of a Former Resident of Rochester in Buffalo
Albert T. WIDMER, formerly of this city, died at Buffalo Saturday, aged 38 years. Mr. WIDMER was born in this city in 1860, and Rochester had been his home until recently. He was at one time the junior member of the firm of Stallman & Widmer, grocers, and since the dissolution of the firm Mr. WIDMER had been in poor health.
     The deceased leaves a wife, Katherine MAURER, two daughters, Mabel and Eloine, of Warsaw, and one brother, William R. WIDMER, clerk in the office of the city treasurer. The interment will take place at Dake, Wyoming county, the home of the relatives of the deceased's wife.
--William SCHLOTZ, proprietor of the Exchange hotel, died yesterday, aged 44 years.
--Phebe E. BOWERS died yesterday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Stillman A. WEST, No. 9 Averill park.
--Mrs. Bridget McNAMARA, aged 53 years, died yesterday morning in this city. She leaves her husband, Michael McNAMARA, and seven children.
GUTHRIE - GALBRAITH - On Tuesday evening, April 19, 1898, at No. 14 Union park, Rochester, N. Y., by Rev. D. B. WILLSON, William Jay GUTHRIE and Miss Lulu M. GALBRAITH.
BOWERS - At the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Stillman A. WEST, No. 9 Averill park, Wednesday morning, Phebe E. BOWERS.
-Funeral from her late residence, No. 9 Averill park, this (Thursday) afternoon at 1:15 o'clock.
McNAMARA - In this city, Wednesday morning, April 20, 1898, Mrs. Bridget McNAMARA, aged 53 years. She is survived by her husband, Michael, and seven children.
-Funeral Saturday morning at 8:30 o'clock from the house, and 9 o'clock at Holy Rosary Church.
HAFNER - In this city, Tuesday afternoon, April 19, 1898, at the family residence, No. 506 Exchange street, John F. HAFNER, aged 39 years.
-The funeral will take place Thursday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock, and will be strictly private.

Rochester, Monroe, NY
Democrat & Chronicle
Fri Apr 22, 1898
Mrs. Henry GOEWEY, of Lyons, was severely burned yesterday in a successful fight with fire in the apartments of Miss Susan CASE, who occupies the second floor of the POHL house on Jackson street. Mrs. GOEWEY is a nurse, and was in attendance upon Miss CASE, who was seriously ill. During the noon hour Mrs. GOEWEY discovered that the fire in the parlor stove had gone out, and she proceeded to start a fresh one. As she struck a parlor match, the head broke off and flew several feet, setting fire to the fringe of a couch. Despite Mrs. GOEWEY's frantic efforts to put it out, the fire ate its way inside the couch, which was stuffed with highly inflammable material. Miss CASE, though in a critical condition, became excited, and, arising from her bed, joined in the battle. Neighbors came to the rescue and organize a bucket brigade preventing the spread of the fire. Mrs. GOEWEY was burned about the face and neck, her hair and eyebrows were singed and her hands were badly injured. Serious fears are entertained as to the effect upon Miss CASE. She was exposed to cold from open doors and windows, and was drenched with water.
Palmyra people are much interested in the filing of the decision of Justice DWIGHT, of Auburn, in the famous suit of Bennett & Mason against the estate of Lyman LYON. It seems that a draft for $3,700 was deposited in the private bank of Lyman LYON and the next day Mr. LYON died. The bank was insolvent when the draft was deposited and was never again opened for business. Ten years ago this suit was brought to recover the amount of the draft. The matter has been in the courts since that time. The decision of Judge DWIGHT gives the defendants, Bennett & Mason, the face of the draft and costs. The matter amounts to about $6,000. Nearly a ton of books have been used in this notable case.
The death of Henry M. CLARK, one of the most prominent men in Wayne county, occurred at his home in East Palmyra yesterday morning. Mr. CLARK was born in East Palmyra in 1836. He received a good education and was elected member of assembly in 1874. Mr. CLARK was supervisor of the town of Palmyra for two years. He was stated clerk of the Lyons presbytery for twenty-seven years and was also elder of the Presbyterian Church in East Palmyra for thirty-five years. The deceased is survived by a wife and two children, E. H. CLARK and Mrs. E. F. WHITE, both of East Palmyra.
Residents of many places in the eastern part of this county are much wrought up over the appearance of two flaming crossed swords, which are said to be plainly seen in the western sky every evening. Some of the old residents claim that it is an unfailing sign of a long and bitter war, as just such a phenomena heralded the late Civil war. The swords are perfect in shape, and are of dimensions extending clear across the sky. They are best seen about 11 o'clock at night. The superstitions are much excited, and in many localities the phenomena attract large numbers of the curious nightly.
--The annual meeting of the Wayne County Christian Endeavor Union will be held in Marion, May 6th.
--The eighty-seventh anniversary of the founding of the order of Odd Fellowship will be observed Tuesday evening by the Lyons lodge by giving a banquet, to which an invitation to be present will be extended the Newark and Clyde lodges.
--Two of the supposed wheat thieves, who have been stealing wheat from the farmers in Huron, were caught Wednesday night by Deputy Sheriff Jerry COLLINS, of Lyons. The robbers proved to be John LAPP, and William ALLEN, of Huron.
--Yesterday morning William ALLEN and John LAPP, of Dayton's Mills, were arraigned before Justice HOWARD, of Clyde, on a charge of grand larceny, preferred by Joel THORN, of Galen, and Isaac D. KING, of Huron. ALLEN and LAPP were accused of stealing wheat from these farmers. The case was adjourned until Thursday.
--Cyrus DUNCAN, one of the oldest residents of Kendall, died at his home yesterday. He was 79 years old.
FOLWELL - BROOKS - At the residence of the officiating clergyman, Rev. J. Ross LYNCH, Wednesday, April 20, 1898, Harry L. FOLWELL, of Farmer, N. Y., and Miss Mabel M. BROOKS, of this city.
BELMONT - NOLAN - In this city, Monday April 18, 1898, at the Cathedral, by the Rev. Father HICKEY, John J. BELMONT and Miss Laura J. NOLAN, both of this city.
SCHLOTZ - The funeral of William SCHLOTZ will take place Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the house, 107 Exchange street. He leaves his wife, his aged parents, three brothers and two sisters, of this city, and two brothers in Denver, Col. Deceased was a member of Germania Lodge No. 722, F. A. M.; Teutonia Tent, No. 94, K. O. T. M., and the Rochester Schwaben Verein and Schwabirche Liederkranz. The F. A. M. No. 722 will have charge of the ceremonies at Mt. Hope.
GRAY - In this city, Thursday, April 21, 1898, George W., son of George J. GRAY, aged 15 years and 11 months.
-Funeral from the family residence, No. 360 East Main street, Sunday morning at 8 o'clock and at 8:30 o'clock from St. Joseph's Church. Burial private.
FERUS - At his late residence in Avon, Livingston county, Thursday, April 21, 1898, Edward H. FERUS.
-Notice of funeral hereafter.
STEVENSON - In this city, Wednesday, April 20, 1898, John H. STEVENSON, aged 88 years.
-Funeral from the chapel of the First Baptist Church, North Fitzhugh street, Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Burial private. New York city and Brooklyn papers please copy.
KEWLEY - At the family residence in the town of Gates, on Thursday, April 21, 1898, Mary A., youngest daughter of William and Fanny KEWLEY, aged 18 years.
-Notice of funeral hereafter.