Rochester, Monroe, NY
Democrat & Chronicle
Thurs Dec 1, 1898
THE SEA GIVES UP ITS DEAD
Many Victims of The Portland
New and Approximately Correct List of Passengers Who Went Down With
the Steamer Off Cape Cod - Bodies of Victims Washing Ashore Along the Coast
Provincetown, Mass., Nov. 30 - In those treacherous waters, which continually
threaten the very existence of Cape Cod and which cover the most dreaded ocean
graveyard on the entire Atlantic coast, during the most terrible moments of a
storm which is beyond parallel in the history of New England's maritime
interests, on Sunday occurred a disaster frightful beyond description.
The steamship Portland plying nightly between Boston and Portland
was the ill-fated craft, and the sea alone knows how she went to her awful doom,
for of all the ship's company of over 100 sons, not one has lived. As the surges
roll in from the broad Atlantic, they bring the evidence of the tribute demanded
by the furies. Ground into fragments were the timbers of the strong craft,
thirty feet being the largest piece cast ashore, while the bodies of the greater
number of the victims are likely to be disintegrated by the force of the waves,
and few, if any others, in addition to the sixteen already washed in, will be
The foundering of the Portland eclipsed two other fearful wrecks on
this coast, the steamer City of Columbus on Devil's Bridge, in 1884 when 100
lives were lost, and the ship Jason, in 1893, when twenty-nine persons were
For two days Cape Cod was isolated from the outside world and
to-day, when the railroad was opened, the devastation which followed the storm
became fully known. Besides the Portland victims, at least twenty lives were
lost in a host of other craft, chief of which was the big schooner King Philip.
The cause of the Portland's fate, aside from the force of the
elements, is a mystery which will never be probed. Every mariner has a theory
and all agree that when buffeted by the oncoming storm off Cape Ann, the big
sidewheeler was disabled, and before the blast was driven many miles to leeward,
the waves slowly demolishing the upper structure, until the hull alone remained,
and this finally sank beneath the surface. The vessel disappeared some distance
off shore, for the strong current is now carrying wreckage and bodies southward,
and much of it may be found on Nantucket's shoals. To-day another fierce
northeaster set in again lashing the waves into a frenzy and giving small hope
to scores of broken-hearted relatives and friends of the victims that their
bodies will be found on the shores.
NO PASSENGER LIST
Exact Number of Victims of Portland Disaster May Never be Known
Provincetown, Nov. 30 - The exact number of persons who were
carried away from Boston by the steamer Portland will probably never be known,
as no list of passengers was retained on shore when the vessel left last
Saturday. Many estimates of the number on board have been made but the estimates
have seldom agreed.
C. F. WILLIAMS, Boston agent of the Portland Steamship Company, who
arrived here on the tug W. H. Smith last night, places the total number of
persons on the steamer at 100 or possibly 105. This estimate, however, is
generally regarded as rather small. It has been stated that the number was as
high as 155, but Mr. WILLIAMS denies that so many sailed on the Portland. It is
probable that 120, including passengers and crew, is near the correct number.
Nearly every sea captain and mariner on the cape, on being asked
for an opinion, states that everyone on board was undoubtedly lost. One feature
of the disaster is the absence of any fragments of a life boat or life raft
among the varied mass of wreckage from the Portland which has been washed ashore
during the last three days along the beach, from Highhead station to Chatham. Up
to a late hour to-day no one had reported finding any of the Portland's boats.
Several pieces of white painted oars were picked up at various points.
One theory is that the boats and life rafts were carried far out to
sea and were not blown anywhere near this coast.
Old mariners say they cannot understand why the steamer, which was
sighted about 9 o'clock Saturday night, just before the gale set in in its full
force, between Thatcher's island and Eastern point, Cape Ann, by the schooner
Maude S., did not put into Gloucester harbor, when it was apparent from the fall
of the barometer that a violent northeaster was approaching. When the steamer
was sighted off Cape Ann she was making good progress towards Portland, but the
weather was fast becoming rough and as the captain of the Maude S. says, it was
plain to see that a serious storm was impending. Why the Portland ever left
Boston at all Saturday night is what puzzles marine men of Cape Cod.
It was off Thatcher's island that the Portland was last reported
before she went to her doom. There are many theories offered in explanation of
how the vessel reached a point near the tip end of Cape Cod. Although the exact
location of where she went to pieces will in all probability never be known, it
is generally believed here that the wreck occurred at a point about ten or
possibly fifteen miles north of Peaked Hill Bars, which would be from forty-five
to fifty miles from where she was sighted by the Maud S. The tremendous seas
which she must have encountered off Cape Ann undoubtedly damaged her, and when
Captain BLANCHARD saw that he could proceed no further eastward, it was thought
by some that he resolved to make for the open sea to avoid the dangers along the
The time that the Portland was lost is placed at from 9 to 10
o'clock Sunday forenoon. The watches found on the bodies washed ashore had
nearly all stopped between those hours.
A Practically Full Roll of Victims of the Wreck.
Boston, Nov. 30 - The following is as nearly a complete list of the
passengers of the steamer Portland as it is possible to get at present:
M. L. SEWELL, of Portland
Fred SHERWOOD, Portland
Charles H. THOMPSON
Mrs. THOMPSON and child, Woodfords, Maine
William L. CHASE, Worcester
Master Philip CHASE, Worcester
Arthur F. HERSOM, Portland
Mrs. HERSOM, Portland
Miss Ella SWIFT, Portland
Harry SMITH, East Boston
Mrs. Cornelia N. MITCHELL, North Easton
Miss Jennie C. HOYT, North Easton
Mrs. J. A. CAROLL, Lowell
Mrs. Jennie G. Edmonds, East Boston
Mrs. Anna ROUNDS, Portland
George B. KENNISTON, Jr., Booth Bay Harbor, Maine
Perry Jackson, wife and child, and
George COLE, all of South Portland, Me.
Miss ROSS, Portland
Miss Edna McCRILLIS, Boston
Mrs. Theodore ALLEN, Portland
Miss ALLEN, Portland
Isaiah FREY, Portland
Ruth FREY, Portland
Miss Maud SYKES, Portland
Walter L. BEMIS and wife, Auburn, Me.
Mrs. G. O. CHICKERING, Weymouth
Mrs. Augustus WHEELER, South Weymouth
Mrs. Hattie A. LORD, East Deering Me.
wife of Hollis LORD, second engineer of the steamer Manhattan.
Mrs. Ezekiel DENNIS, Portland
Miss MORANG, Portland
William MOSHER, Gorham, Me., who had been spending Thanksgiving with friends in
Mrs. HOUSTON, wife of the second steward of the ship.
A child and Mrs. HOUSTON's sister, names not obtainable.
Miss COLE, Springfield, Mass.
C. F. WILSON, Bethel, Me
George CROSIER, St. John, N. B.
Miss Edna CLARK, Westbrook
Miss Eva CLARKE, Westbrook
Albert CLARK, Somerville
John DOHERTY, Boston
Miss KELLY, Boston
Scott PROCTOR, South Portland, Me.
Mrs. David ROUNDS and daughter
Merton L. SMALL, Woodfords, Me.
Miss Alice TUCKER, Lowell, Mass.
Miss Annie TETROW, Manchester, N. H.
Mrs. WEYLER, South Weymouth
Henry D. YOUNG
George BONNEY, Portland
James BUCKMINSTER, Providence, R. I.
W. A. HANSON, Gorham, Me.
Miss Rowena M. HEALD, Cumberland Mills.
Miss Madge INGRAHAM, Woodfords, Me.
Horace PRATT, Portland
Miss Janie McMULLEN, Portland
Mrs. M. KENNY, South Portland, Me.
Harry SYLVESTER, Portland
Fred STEVENS, Woodfords, Me.
Mrs. James WELCH
Mrs. DUKESHIRE, Portland
Louis K. UNDERWOOD, Portland
Miss Sophia B. HOLMES, Portland
Miss Emma L. PIMPTON, Charles River, Mass.
Charles WIGGIN, Portland
Mr. and Mrs. Julian A. FOGG, Salem.
Mrs. E. L. BAKER, Portland
Miss Emma COBB, Portland
Fred STEVENS, Portland
Miss Eva TOTTEN, Portland, formerly of Boston
William BEARDSWORTH, employe of Portland Rolling Mills, resident of Ligonia, Me.
Miss Helen LANGTHORNE, music teacher in the Deering school, Deering, Me., lived
Frank WILSON, formerly employed in the Crawford house, Boston; home in St. John,
Oren HOOPER and son Carl, of Portland
James W. FLOWER, of St. John, N. B., principal of Bliss Commercial College,
Elias Dudley FREEMAN, Portland
John J. MURPHY and Timothy KIRBY, of Marlborough shoe works
D. Osborne GATCHELL, of Boston, tailor, 42 years old.
Mrs. Miranda SAFFORD, Portland.
COAST GUARD REPORTS
Signals Supposed to Be From the Portland Heard by Life Savers
Provincetown, Mass., Nov 30 - The following constitutes a list of
the bodies washed ashore on the outside coast of Cape Cod, up to midnight
The identified are:
At Orleans, body of E. Dudley FREEMAN, of Yarmouth, Me., a prominent attorney,
and member of the governor's council, identified by name on inside of watch case
and on paper in pocket.
George W. DELANEY, 28 years of age, of Boston, identified by card
and documents in pocket.
Mrs. C. M. MITCHELL, North Easton.
George GRAHAM (colored), porter of the Portland.
William MOSHER, of Gorham, Me.
On Nauset Beach:
Body of man believed to be John WALTON, second engineer of the
The unknown dead.
At undertaking rooms, Provincetown, is the body of a woman about 50
years, with large frame and features, gray hair and dark eyes. No clothing was
on the body except fragments of underwear. The body was somewhat bruised. This
body was picked up near Peaked Hill Bars life-saving station.
The body of a colored man about 31 years old and is probably one of
the stewards of the steamer.
At undertaking rooms at Orleans were the following: A body of a
woman, five feet' nine inches in height, with light hair, slightly mixed with
gray, blue eyes, weight 160 pounds. The woman was about 45 or 50 years of age.
The body was devoid of clothing when picked up on Nauset beach, by the Nauset
life-saving crew. On a finger was a chased ring with the words "Forget Me
The body of a girl found last night off Orleans, not over 20 years
of age. She had blue eyes, dark brown hair, light complexion. On the little
finger of the right hand was a ring which had a stone in the center. The stone
had been evidently washed away.
The body of a mulatto girl, 20 years of age, weight 115 pounds,
height five feet three inches. It is evidently that of one of the waitresses on
The body of a woman about 46 years of age, five feet three inches
in height, weight about 200 pounds. A gold watch was found on the body with the
monogram "J. G. E." engraved on the case. It is thought the body may
be that of Mrs. Jennie EDMUNDS, of East Boston.
The body of a woman about 60 or 65 years of age. The face was very
badly disfigured. The only means of identification was a bloodstone ring with
the initials "L. W. G.," followed by the figures "79."
At Orleans a second body of a white girl is held for
identification. It is that of a girl of about 20.
Also the body of a colored waiter about 25 years of age. The body
of a boy is also at Orleans.
The descriptions of three bodies at Eastham could not be obtained
Provincetown, Mass., Nov. 30 - Corrected reports from towns along
Cape Cod, as far south as Chatham, show that eighteen bodies from the wrecked
steamer Portland have been brought ashore out of the surf by the life savers, or
washed up on the beach.
It is apparent that the vessel went to pieces after becoming
unmanageable in the storm somewhere off the end of the cape near here, between 9
and 10 o'clock Sunday morning. About 9:45 o'clock the life savers at the Race
Point station heard four whistles from a steamer which they now suppose was the
Portland. Nothing was seen of any vessel in the blinding storm and the first
indication that she had been lost was found in the discovery of wreckage which
began to come ashore early Monday morning.
First the coast guard came across a couple of life-preservers
marked "Portland," which had been cast high on the shore by the
force of the sea, and soon after a fragment of the steamer herself was found
with the tonnage mark of the vessel "2.282.56." A close watch was kept
all along the beach and soon the guards reported at the station the discovery of
wreckage of all kinds. State room doors, pieces of the vessels, a few oars and
barrels of pork and lard, tobacco and other portions of the cargo were washed
All along the coast from Highland light to Monomoy wreckage was
cast up. Near Orleans cottagers picked up the wheel of the vessel. It was
surrounded with several fath--s of wire and tied with rope in such a way as to
indicate that the wheel had been lashed. The vessel was steered by electricity
and the wire attached to the wheel was probably that used in connection with her
The first body to come ashore was at High Head, near Highland
light. Another, that of a colored man, probably a porter on the boat, was picked
up at Wellfleet, Monday morning, and during the forenoon the recovery of several
bodies was reported from Orleans. Another came in at Eastham, Monday, and two
more were found there yesterday, but very little wreckage, and no bodies were
found north of High Head life saving station, near Highland light. In the
opinion of the coast guardsmen the vessel was swept down past Race Point and
gradually went to pieces, the hull probably foundering somewhere between
Highland light and Wellfleet. In the wreckage which has come ashore nothing
whatever of the hull has been reported. None of the small boats has come upon
the beach, and none of the life-rafts has been located. It does not seem
possible that a single person has escaped in the awful catastrophe. This morning
it was evident that strong south current off the cape was carrying the wreckage
and bodies as far down as Nantucket sound, and it is believed that it will be
several days before a considerable number of the bodies are recovered. This
afternoon a terrific storm is raging with a high northeasterly gale and it seems
probable that the bodies of many who went down in the wreck of the Portland will
never be found.
WITHHELD HIS NAME
This Robber Refused to Reveal His Identity
New York, Nov. 30 - As the result of a pistol-shot wound which he
received, it is said, while engaged in a robbery, a man who gave a
fictitious name and address, died in the Harlem Hospital early this morning.
Although warned that his end was near the man steadfastly refused to reveal his
identity or tell how he came to be injured. Detectives, however, have found a
man who admits he did the shooting and who alleges that the dead stranger was a
It was about 9 o'clock last Friday morning that a fairly well
dressed man entered the East One Hundred and Twenty-sixth street station and
asked for medical aid. He was suffering from a pistol-shot wound in the stomach.
To the sergeant in charge of the station the man said he was Joseph RYAN, and
that his home was at No. 156 East One Hundred and Twenty-ninth street. He was
reluctant to tell how he came to be shot, but when pressed for an explanation
said he had been celebrating Thanksgiving and had got into a row. He refused to
tell where the trouble occurred or the name of his assailant. An ambulance was
called and he was removed to the hospital.
Detectives found that nobody named RYAN lived at the address the
man gave. Then they went to the hospital and asked him to tell the truth about
himself. He refused to make any explanation even when warned that he could not
survive the wound. After that until his death at 5 o'clock this morning he was
unconscious the greater part of the time.
Upon investigation the detectives learned that the stranger had
been shot by Dominito TROTTER, watchman of a building at One Hundred and
Fifty-eighth street and Westchester avenue. The latter said he found RYAN trying
to break open a tool box in the building at 6 o'clock Thanksgiving evening. When
the watchman interfered, he said, RYAN attacked him and struck him on the head
with a heavy chisel.
Then TROTTER fired a shot at the thief, who ran away, leaving a
faint trail of blood. The watchman identified the injured man at the hospital.
TROTTER has been placed under arrest. The police say they have learned
that RYAN was also known as BRADY, but so far they have been unable to learn
where he lived.
THE TOLBERT AFFAIR
Nine Well-Known Citizens of South Carolina Indicted
Columbus, S. C. - In the United States district court to-day upon
indictments handed out by District Attorney LATHROP, the grand jury returned
true bills against nine well-known citizens of McCormick, S. C., upon the charge
of conspiracy, the offense being the driving away from that town at the time of
the recent Phoenix trouble of J. W. TOLBERT, the husband and the assistant of
the postmistress. There are several counts in each indictment, all being brought
under sections 5,508 and 5,518, United States statutes.
Bench warrants have been issued and Marshal CLAYTON dispatched to
McCormick for the defendants. It is proposed to have the trial at the present
term of court here. The men indicted are: M. L. B. STURKLE, John DUNLOP, Wade
COCHRANE, Thomas BENTLEY, Henry MARTIN, L. TUCKER, K. Q. STILLWELL, J. P.
JENNINGS, J. L. REYNOLDS.
IN OPEN REBELLION
Maryland College Girls Draw the Line at Bloomers
Elkton, Md. Nov. 30 - Because the physical culture instructor at
the Jacob Tome Institute insisted upon their wearing divided skirts, two young
ladies of the school have resigned. Miss Frances BARNARD, the instructor,
concluded that a change in costume was necessary so as to allow absolute freedom
As soon as bloomers were decided upon, the pupils became
rebellious. The innovation shocked some of the pupils and their mothers, and it
took no little persuasion to induce them to consent to the change. Miss BARNARD
has the indorsement of the faculty, and all but two gave in when the alternative
was presented of wearing bloomers or leaving the institute.
ARCHBISHOP IRELAND RETICENT
St. Paul, Minn., Nov 30 - Archbishop IRELAND was late this
afternoon shown a dispatch from Rome saying that he was to be named as papal
nuncio in the Philippines. He said, "I do not believe there is any truth in
the report, at any rate I have no news from Rome along that line, and it would
be manifestly improper for me to talk in advance of any intimation that I had
been chosen to go to Manila."
CONVICTED OF ARSON
Philadelphia, Nov. 30 - A. Lincoln LANDIS, a member of the firm of
Meyer, Landis & Company, whose file works at Twentieth street and Allegheny
avenue were destroyed by fire in September, 1897, was to-day convicted of arson,
the jury finding him guilty of having set fire to the establishment. There was a
mortgage on the plant, and execution had been issued on it and a date fixed for
the sheriff's sale. The insurance on the property, it was alleged, was held by a
relative of LANDIS.
FIRE AT SYRACUSE
Syracuse, N. Y., Nov. 30 - Fire destroyed the Worden block at East
Syracuse this morning, entailing a loss of about $16,000. It is covered by
MARRIAGE KNOT CUT BY JUSTICE DUNWELL
Marriage of Dr. Cole and June Cole Annulled
Residents of Batavia
Although Mrs. Cole is Said to be Now in Rochester -
Mrs. Cole Formerly the Wife of One Evans.
Dr. D. DeForest COLE, who figures in the supreme court of Wayne
county in matrimonial matters, is a resident of Batavia. Up to the 1st of May he
and his wife and son, Harold, resided in Batavia. About that time Mrs. COLE left
her husband, or the two separated, and the wife went to Grand Rapids, Mich.
After spending part of the summer there she went to Rochester and entered a
military store as a clerk, where it is said she is now employed.
The marriage of Dr. COLE to the woman has brought about a
complication of matters. Dr. COLE states that, when he first commenced the
action against his wife in the supreme court of Wayne county, he had learned
that his wife, June COLE, had not obtained a divorce that was legal, although
the woman presented a document which she claimed was granted in the state of
Colorado. Miss June JOHNSON was the name of Mrs. COLE before her marriage, but
some ten years ago she married a man named Frank EVANS. Apparently the marriage
was not a pleasant one, and the wife left her husband at West Eton, N. Y. Later
Dr. COLE became acquainted with the woman and the two went to Erie, Pa., and
were married. They took up their residence at Albion, and lived there until
December, 1896, when they went to Batavia to live.
Justice DUNWELL, of Wayne county, has now issued an order,
annulling the marriage of Dr. COLE and June COLE. The complications arise from
the fact that EVANS has remarried, while Mrs. COLE is his lawful wife.
A daring highway robbery occurred in Batavia late yesterday afternoon on Main
street. A bay horse, belonging yo Louis UEBELE, a baker, was tied on the street
in front of his place of business. At about 5:30 o'clock the animal was untied
and stolen, the thief or thieves evidently going east after taking the rig. The
horse was hitched to a top buggy and there were robes in the buggy. Officers and
Sheriff HEAL were notified and the officers of surrounding towns were instructed
to be on the lookout for the thief or thieves. The animal was tied to a post in
full view of the store, and Mr. UEBELE a moment before had taken pains to notice
that the animal was standing all right.
--There is an epidemic of whooping cough at Le Roy.
--The funeral of Hiram G. MADDEN, of Batavia, was held yesterday afternoon, the
Rev. A. F. COLBURN, of Batavia, officiating. Deceased was a member of the local
fire department, and some ninety members attended the funeral in a body.
--A meeting of the board of railroad commissioners and the town board of Le Roy
will be held at the Buffalo, Rochester & Pittsburg station in Le Roy
December 13th, to consider the matter of a highway bridge over the Buffalo,
Rochester & Pittsburg at what is known as Haskin's Crossing, about one-half
mile south of Le Roy village. This crossing is considered one of the most
dangerous in Genesee county, and many accidents have already occurred there.
Trouble at Spencerport as the Result of a Social Gathering
Patrick RILEY, who is under arrest charged with assault in the
second degree, was before Justice A. N. BARKER at Spencerport Tuesday. The case
was adjourned until December 20th, in order that the plaintiff, Gilbert
PALMATEER, might be present.
The arrest grew out of some trouble the parties had at a party
which was held in Spencerport last week. PALMATEER charges RILEY with assaulting
him, throwing him to the ground and breaking his leg, while RILEY, who was one
of the floor managers at the party, claims that PALMATEER was intoxicated and
made himself obnoxious to various person who were present, and when remonstrated
with, called RILEY vile names. After PALMATEER was induced to leave the hall the
quarrel was resumed in the street, and, during the scuffle which ensued,
PALMATEER received a fall which broke one of his legs below the knee. Bail was
fixed at $100, which RILEY secured.
--Professor E. D. WEBB, of Fairport, who was arrested for whipping a child at
school a week ago, was taken before Justice ALDRICH yesterday for trial. Mr.
WEBB was discharged, on the ground that the proper name was not given in the
--Herman I. RANOUS, of Scottsville, and Miss Alice May ROBINSON, of Gates, were
united in marriage Wednesday afternoon, by Rev. G. B. F. HALLOCK, of the Brick
Church. The wedding took place in the presence of a few friends of the young
couple at No. 10 Livingston park, the residence of the officiating clergyman.
--A meeting of Active Hose, No. 1, of Pittsford fire department, was held in the
town hall Tuesday evening and was organized with the following officers:
President, Dr. William H. DOANE; vice-president, William J. AGATE; secretary, C.
J. HINTERLEITER; treasurer, Samuel HUTCHINSON; foreman, Louis G. TONSEY;
assistant foreman, Charles B. EMMONS; members of the executive committee, W.
Grant WADHAMS, Charles B. EMMONS, John SCHOEN.
--The old depot of the Rome, Watertown & Ogdenburg railroad at Webster,
which has stood the test of time and the warring of the elements ever since the
road was put through is in the hands of workmen who are remodeling it into a
freight depot. A new passenger depot, twenty-three feet by forty feet, is to be
added on the east of the old one which will be far better and more commodious. A
short track has been laid on the south side of the main track east of the depot
on which has been placed a passenger and freight car for a temporary office and
baggage room. The section tool house, which was burned a few months ago, has
been replaced by a new one and located west of the depot near the woods.
--Dr. F. G. SHERWOOD, of Albion, has been appointed by the board of supervisors
jail physician. The town of Barre will raise $863.18 to pay for a stone crusher.
The town of Kendall will raise $863.18 to pay for a stone crusher.
--The laying of the corner stone of the chapel addition to Christ Church,
Albion, occurred yesterday afternoon. Rev. F. S. DUNHAM, Ph. D., made the
address. Copies of the village papers, the church work, semi-centennial history
of the parish, names of officers of the church, members of the choir, the guilds
and diocesan officers were inclosed in the box.
Future Town Meetings to Be Held First Tuesday in March
The matter of the claims of the five bonded towns, Arcadia, Sodus,
Williamson, Wolcott and Ontario, for reimbursement from the county treasurer for
moneys diverted from the sinking funds, was taken up by the board of supervisors
yesterday, on a resolution introduced by Mr. CLARK last week, making the subject
a special order of business. After a general discussion the matter was referred
to the committee on grievances. By a resolution by Mr. GRIFFITH the committee on
county buildings was instructed to have removed the wooden structure adjoining
the county clerk's office on the south because of danger of fire. On motion by
Mr. WILSON the sum of $1,033.32 was assessed the town of Butler to pay town
expenses. The sum of $1,137.86 was levied against the town of Marion for town
audits, poor fund and other expenses.
Mr. METCALF introduced a resolution, providing that future town
meetings in Wayne county be held on the first Tuesday in March. It was adopted.
Clerk TOOR read a statement by Russell JOHNSON, clerk of free school district
No. 6, in the town of Ontario, showing the bonded indebtedness to be $76,000.
WEDDING AT NEWARK
At the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Oliver EGGLESTON, in Newark, at 5
o'clock last Wednesday evening, was celebrated the marriage of their elder
daughter, Nellie Adella, and Edwin THOMAS, also of Newark. The house was
decorated with carnations, smilax and white chrysanthemums, and Rev. A. C.
WILEY, pastor of the Christian Church, officiated in the presence of a large
number of guests. The bride was attired in a traveling dress of steel gray,
trimmed with a darker shade of ribbon, and carried a bouquet of roses. She was
unattended. Mr. and Mrs. THOMAS will be at home after January 1st, at the
residence of the bride's parents.
GALEN NOT CHARITABLE
Another special election was held in Clyde Tuesday to decide the
question, "What shall be done with the poor of the town of Galen?" The
result of the election was the same as at the special election held for this
purpose the 25th of last month. The proposition to raise $1,200, to pay back
indebtedness, was defeated by seventy-five majority, and the proposed
appropriation of $1,000, for the support of the poor for the coming winter, was
defeated by thirty-seven majority. The problem of caring for the worthy poor of
the town is thus a serious one.
--Miss Eva A. KENT, of East Palmyra, and D. M. KETCHAM, of Newark, were married
at Newark Tuesday.
--Tuesday afternoon the first hedgehog to be encountered in a wild state in
Wolcott township for over forty years, according to the recollections of the
oldest residents, was killed by George HOFFMAN, of Port Bay street.
--Miss Georgiana Lee MORRILL, eldest daughter of Rev. Abner MORRILL, pastor of
the Wolcott Baptist Church, has just completed the proofs of her second edition
of the "Speculum Gy de Warewicke," a middle English poem, first put
into type under her editorship, as her thesis upon graduation from Heidelberg
University in 1896.
--Wayne County Council, P. of H., will hold its regular semi-annual meeting in
the court house, Lyons, next Wednesday. Judge T. W. COLLINS, of Lyons, will
deliver the address of welcome, the response being by John O. WADSWORTH, of
Wolcott, master of the council. Then will come a paper by Mrs. Albert YEOMANS,
of Walworth; an essay by Mrs. P. P. BUTTS, of Sodus, and the chief address of
the meeting, on sugarbeet culture.
--The important question of the establishment of a life-saving station at Sodus
Point is being agitated by the citizens there, who claim that it is greatly
needed. The nearest station from there is Charlotte and the next nearest Oswego.
This is a serious handicap to the people of Sodus. The interest is expected to
take the form of a petition, which will be presented to the government,
requesting that an investigation of the need of such a station be made at once.
The immediate cause of the activity in this direction is the fact of sinking of
the three-masted schooner St. Peter, near Sodus, a few weeks ago. The people at
Sodus Point claim that had there been a life-saving station at that place then
the lives of the crew on the ill-fated vessel could have easily been saved.
Ontario Supervisors Royally Entertained at Canandaigua yesterday
Probably the most important business of the day yesterday,
transacted by the Ontario county board of supervisors, was the discussion of the
excellent repast provided by Sheriff and Mrs. George A. PEEL, at the county jail
in Canandaigua. At 1 o'clock Chairman BECKER adjourned the board session to the
jail, where in their home apartments, Sheriff and Mrs. PEEL, assisted by Caterer
J. J. DOYLE, served a bountiful feast. The supervisors were augmented by a
number of other invited guests, including Hon. John RAINES, County Judge KNAPP,
and several of the county officials.
After full justice had been done to the viands the supervisors
inspected the jail, which, under the supervision of Sheriff PEEL and his corps
of aides is in splendid condition.
--George MARVIN, of Geneva, has asked the aid of the Syracuse police to recover
Minnie CHASE, 7 years old, who, he says, was kidnapped by her mother a couple of
months ago. Mr. MARVIN is the administrator of the girl's father's estate and
alleges that her mother has been leading a questionable life under the name of
--Miss Kate A. RAYMOND and Leonard J. MOTT, two well-known Canandaiguans, were
united in marriage at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. William H.
RAYMOND, in Canandaigua, last evening at 6 o'clock, in the presence of a number
of relatives and friends. The ceremony was performed by Rev. H. W. JONES, of the
Canandaigua Baptist Church.
Miss Bertha Leone Palmer and Charles Fowlie Wed at Lockport
One of the most fashionable weddings of the season in Lockport
occurred at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Charles N. PALMER yesterday afternoon, when
their daughter, Miss Bertha LEONE, was married to Charles Yale FOWLIE. About one
hundred friends and relatives were present. The ceremony was performed in the
library, the bride and groom taking their places before the clergyman in an
alcove which was decorated with palms, smilax and lilies. Rev. H. H. BARBOUR;
formerly pastor of the First Baptist Church of Lockport, of which the bride is a
prominent member, and now of Columbus, Ohio, performed the ceremony. STREETER's
harp orchestra played "O, Promise Me" during the service. The bride
and groom were unattended. The bride wore a going-away gown of brown whipcord
and wore violets. The various apartments were decorated in white and green,
smilax, palms and lilies being the chief decorations. The dining room was
charming in white chrysanthemums and smilax.
Mr. and Mrs. FOWLIE left on the 4:20 train for a trip West. They
will be at home in Lockport after January 15th.
--Through the fact that Coroner Slocum learned of the deed and went to make an
official investigation of the circumstances, it became known yesterday that
Frank WALL, of Niagara Falls, shot himself with intent to kill, Tuesday morning.
WALL'S condition is very serious.
--The marriage of George S. GOODRICH and Miss Mary Louise LANE, both of Penn Yan,
occurred Tuesday, Mr. GOODRICH served as county clerk during the last term, and
his bride is at present deputy county clerk.
--Tuesday evening George WILKINS and George SIMMONS, of Penn Yan, attended a
meeting of the Red Men of that section at Elmira, as delegates from Metawissa
Tribe of that order from the former place. The meeting was called for the
purpose of perfecting an association of the tribes in that part of the state,
which was done. The Penn Yan delegates did not approve of the plans which were
set forth, and they decided that Metawissa Tribe did not wish to join the
--Ovid boys have this week been enjoying the first skating of the season on the
--Stephen CARTWRIGHT, aged 70 years, of Willard, died Sunday and was buried at
--Mrs. Thomas SAMPLE, of Romulus, by a misstep, fell Tuesday in her house,
thereby dislocating her right shoulder.
--The Lehigh Valley surveyors have staked out the ground for the new depot at
Willard. Work will commence immediately.
--A company, consisting of Messrs. George CULICK, Charles GULICK, Frank GALLOUP
and Ed. COX, has been formed at Lodi for the manufacture of acetylene gas
--It is expected that Rev. George K. HAMILTON, who was recently called to the
pastorate of the North Hector __ Church, will begin his new duties next Sunday.
--Frank CUMMINGS, of Cayuga, who is engaged in business at Seneca Falls fell on
a slippery sidewalk in Cayuga Tuesday evening and sustained a double __ of the
right arm near the wrist.--The organ recital given last evening at the
Presbyterian Church, Seneca Falls, by Professor George S. BEACHWOOD, of the
Utica Musical Conservatory, was beyond question the musical event of the season.
--R. C. WAYNE, of Seneca Falls, through the courtesy of a friend, on Tuesday
added to his already fair collection of relics the skin of a diamond rattler,
five and one half feet long, nine inches broad and having ten rattles.
--Rev. Delos E. FINKS, of New York city, will give several missionary lectures
commencing this week. He is to be at Phelps, November 29th and 30th; West
Fayette, December 1st, Romulus, December 2nd; Hayt's Corners, December 3rd,
Trumansburg, December 5th.
--Miss Leone WOODMANSEE, employed at the Westcott-Jewell establishment at Seneca
Falls, met with a distressing accident Tuesday evening. In some manner her hand
was drawn into a press upon which she was working, and, before help could reach
her, the hand was most painfully crushed. The accident will disable her for a
long time, and it is feared the usefulness of her hand may be permanently
The Usual Result When Two Boys Monkey With a Gun
Oliver EGGINTON, aged 12 years, son of Walter EGGINTON, the
cut-glass manufacturer, was shot and seriously injured last evening at Corning
by a playmate named Martin CALLAHAN. The boys were playing together and the
CALLAHAN boy had a revolver, which, in some way, was discharged. The ball took
effect in the EGGINTON boy's neck, about two inches below the right ear,
penetrating considerable distance.
He bled profusely but braced up remarkably well. When he appeared
at the office of Dr. W. S. COBB, he said the bullet was on the other side of the
neck from where he was shot and begged the doctor not to let him die. It is
believed that the lad will recover.
One Death From Diphtheria Near Bolivar But No Other Cases
The 7-year-old son of D. T. THURBER, a farmer living a mile east of
Bolivar, died of diphtheria yesterday, after an illness of three days. Anti-toxine
was administered Tuesday night, but it had no effect. The body was buried
The house is under quarantine and there are no other cases in the
A NEW PASTOR AT UTICA
Utica, Nov. 30 - Rev. H. H. TWEEDY, formerly assistant to Rev. Dr.
Charles H. PARKHURST, of New York, was ordained and installed as pastor of
Plymouth Congregational Church in this city this evening. The installation
sermon was preached by Rev. Dr. Lyman ABBOTT, of Plymouth Church, Brooklyn. The
attendance of clergymen and delegates from other churches was large.
DEATH IN A SAND BANK
Globersville, N. Y., Nov. 30 - Forty feet of a sand bank on North
Main street, this city, caved in this afternoon, instantly killed Jacob KUSTER,
40 years of age, and John BRYON, 30 years of age. They were buried in many tons
of earth. Several other men had narrow escapes.
CRUSHED IN MACHINERY
Saratoga, N. Y., Nov 30 - Robert ROY, of Reynolds, Washington
county, was to-day caught in the machinery at the International Paper Mill
Company, at Corluth, Saratoga county, and crushed to death. He was 30 years of
age and had been married four weeks.
STREET RAILWAY FORECLOSURE
Oswego, N. Y., Nov. 30 - In the supreme court to-day Justice WRIGHT
granted the motion of the attorney for the Knickerbocker Trust Company of New
York to foreclosure bonds against the Oswego Electric Street Railway for
$125,000 and ordered its sale. The sale will occur six weeks hence.
A MISSING SAILOR
Oswego, N. Y., Nov. 30 - James McENTEE, a Hamilton, Ont., sailor on
the schooner MERRITT, is missing. His coat was found on the dock here and he is
believed to have wandered into the river and been drowned.
CHENEY - BEERS
A Chrysanthemum Wedding celebrated on Fulton Avenue Yesterday
The marriage of Mrs. Sarah BEERS and Colonel Harrison CHENEY, both
of this city, was celebrated yesterday at the home of the bride, No. 17 Fulton
avenue. The ceremony was performed by Rev. C. A. BARBOUR, pastor of the Lake
Avenue Baptist Church, at 1 o'clock, in the presence of the relatives and
intimate friends to the number of fifty. It was a chrysanthemum wedding, and the
rooms were prettily decorated with these blossoms and palms.
The bride was attired in a handsome gown of gray satin, entrain,
trimmed with white satin and white applique ornaments on the bodice. Her flowers
were white chrysanthemums. There were no attendants, and the wedding was quiet
and simple, though pretty in detail.
A wedding breakfast was served by TEALL, the bridal table being
elaborately garnished in white chrysanthemums, ferns and asparagus vine.
Colonel and Mrs. CHENEY left the city yesterday for a Western tour,
and they will be at home at No. 17 Fulton avenue, December 22d from 6 to 10 P.
M. The groom is in the employ of the W. N. Y. & P. railroad. The wedding
march was rendered by Miss Olive McELROY.
R. F. A. BIOLOGICAL CLUB
The young ladies of the senior class in zoology of the Rochester
Free Academy are rejoicing again to have Miss WETMORE as their instructress, and
as an evidence of their interest in that study, held a meeting one night this
week and organized a biological club, with Miss WETMORE as directress. The
following officers were also chosen: President, Miss Edna SOUTHWICK;
vice-president, Miss Elizabeth HIL_KER; secretary and treasurer, Miss Martha
BASCOM. The meetings are intended for social as well as intellectual enjoyment,
and will be held every two weeks at the homes of the members. Dues will be
collected to be used for a banquet.
HAD NO CASE
Stockholder in Rush Milling Company Not Liable for the Firm Debts
Yesterday morning the action brought by Frank F. HENRY against
Aurelia W. MOORE came to a sudden end in trial term. It was dismissed at the
request of defendant's attorney at the opening of court for the day. There is
considerable interest in the case, as the action arose out of the failure of the
Rush Milling Company.
The plaintiff is the Buffalo agent of Washburn, Crosby &
Company, the large milling firm of Minneapolis. The defendant is an estimable
and elderly lady who lives in Le Roy. The action was brought to recover on stock
of the Rush Milling Company, owned by the defendant, but which, it was alleged
by the plaintiff, was not paid for by her. Mrs. MOORE was quite a heavy
stockholder in the company, but the amount involved in this suit was only
Washburn, Crosby & Company were creditors of the Rush concern
and they assigned their claim to Mr. HENRY, who at once brought suit and secured
a judgment of $1,313. This was returned unsatisfied as against the company, and
he at once brought suit against Mrs. MOORE.
In January, 1896, the Rush Milling Company was organized. Prior to
this time Mrs. MOORE owned the property known as the Rush mill, and upon the
incorporation of the company she deeded the property to it for $9,500 of its
capital stock. The full amount of the capital stock was $10,000. The suit was
brought against her as the largest stockholder, by Mr. HENRY, for the amount of
stock for which he claimed she had not paid. This was on the ground that the
equity in the property did not equal the amount of stock held by her.
Several experts were put on the stand to testify regarding the
value of the property, but their evidence revealed nothing of special value to
aid in the determination of the case. Justice NASH is holding the trial term,
but when this case was called he stated that he would be unable to sit in
judgment upon its issues, as he is a stockholder in the State Bank of Avon,
which is interested in the action. This resulted in his calling in Justice DAVY,
who is holding special term, for the one case, and Justice NASH took the vacant
bench in special term for the same length of time.
As the adjournment of court Tuesday evening the attorney for the
plaintiff announced that they would not prosecute the case any further, and at
the convening of court yesterday morning defendant's counsel moved for a
dismissal of the action. This was done, and the justices resumed their
respective courts again.
William P. SMITH, of Buffalo, with Edward O'MALLEY, of the same
place, as counsel, appeared for the plaintiff, while the defendant was
represented by Fred M. WHITNEY, of this city, with Hiram R. WOOD, also of
Rochester, as counsel.
EXCITMENT AT SACKETT'S HARBOR
Mystery Surrounds the Death of Christopher Knapp
Rumors of Foul Play
District Attorney Will Examine the Body of the Young Rochester Soldier -
Statements Made by His Comrades
A special dispatch to the Democrat and Chronicle, received last
night from Watertown, relative to the death by drowning at Sackett's Harbor of
Christopher KNAPP, of this city, an account of which was published yesterday
morning, contains the somewhat startling information that the young man's death
may have been the result of foul play and not accidental. The finding of the
body and the rumor that young KNAPP may have been the victim of an assault has
aroused great excitement in the little village; although, as is stated in the
dispatch, no investigation has yet been made to discover whether there are any
suspicious marks or bruises on the body. The dispatch follows:
"Watertown, Nov. 30 - Mystery surrounds the death of
Christopher KNAPP, of Rochester, whose body was found on the shore of Lake
Ontario, near the village of Sackett's Harbor, ten miles from this city,
yesterday afternoon. The authorities are endeavoring to solve it. Sackett's
Harbor's excitement has been at fever heat all day, and there are suspicions
that murder has been done. After the body was removed from the water it was
taken to Lane's undertaking rooms, and Undertaker GUILFOYLE and Coroner A. J.
DICK, of this city, were notified. Undertaker GUILFOYLE arrived at Sackett;s
Harbor this morning to prepare the body for transportation to Rochester, but
after the district attorney had been communicated with, the embalming of the
body was postponed.
"This morning, as soon as suspicions were aroused that there
had been foul play, the village authorities notified District Attorney V. K.
KELLOG, of this city, that an investigation was necessary. As Mr. KELLOGG was
busy trying a case in court, he could not get away from here until late this
afternoon. The rooms where the body is kept are locked and no examination of the
body had been made up to a late hour to-night. It is, therefore, not known
whether or not there are any marks of violence on the body. The clothes were not
"Coroner DICK went to Ogdensburg, seventy-five miles away,
to-day to attend a football game and is expected to return about midnight, when
he will probably go to Sackett's Harbor. Nothing can be done in the way of
examining the body until he sees it.
"Four recruits who arrived at Sackett's Harbor, where Madison
barracks is located, and where the Ninth Infantry is situated, at the time KNAPP
was sent from Rochester have identified the body as that of their comrade. They
say that they saw KNAPP last Sunday afternoon at the barracks and that he asked
them to go for a walk with him. They told him that they would in a moment, and
went to get their coats. When they returned, according to their story, KNAPP was
gone and they did not see him afterwards.
"The telephone office at Sackett's Harbor is closed and no
word of the result of District Attorney KELLOGG'S investigation can be had
to-night. At 9 o'clock this evening it was learned from Sackett's Harbor that
Mr. KELLOGG was at the barracks making the investigation, learning what he could
from the soldiers there and interviewing the recruits who saw KNAPP last. Before
going away this morning, Dr. DICK said that he would not hold an inquest, but
upon hearing the story of the four recruits, decided that a postmortem
examination would be made and that an inquest would probably be held."
--John M. CRAFT, of No. 52 North Alexander street, died yesterday morning in
this city, aged 84 years.
--Anna Maria YOUNG died yesterday morning at the family home, No. 51 Richmond
park, aged 83 years.
--Joseph FIENBERGH, aged 50 years, died yesterday at 515 North Clinton street.
The deceased was born in Russia.
--John McMONIGAL, son of Patrick and Sarah McMONIGAL, died last night at the
family residence, No. 25 Philander street, aged 4 years and 2 months.
KNIGHT ACCOUNTING IN COURT
Another hearing in the disputed accounting of Lavina KNIGHT; as
executrix of Nathaniel KNIGHT, was had before Surrogate BENTON yesterday. Jay
KNIGHT, a stepson, says that a portion of the money which his step-mother claims
as her own was simply placed in her name for convenience, and that it really
belongs to the estate. A number of witnesses were examined yesterday and the
case again adjourned.
FIDELITY TEMPLE ORGANIZED
Fidelity Temple, I. O. G. T., was recently organized by Mrs. E. R.
SEARLE, county superintendent, assisted by Miss Ida AD_CANSEN, superintendent,
and Mrs. A. J. BROWN. There were fourteen charter members, who will meet each
Friday evening at No. 156 Conkey avenue.
POETIC THOUGHT IN DICKEN'S PROSE
At a meeting of the Columbia Literary Circle last evening at
Immaculate Conception hall, an interesting paper was read by Father RYAN, of St.
Andrew's Seminary, who sought to bring out the poetic thought in the prose
writings of Dickens. Father RYAN had evidently the subject a very careful study,
and his readings from Dicken's works, illustrating his thought, were received
with interest. He held that the characters, scenes and descriptions of events,
which seem so natural to the average reader, are really creations from the
poetic imagination of the author.
FREE FOR FIVE MINUTES
About a week ago William GILMORE began a sentence at the
penitentiary of five days for assault. Yesterday morning he emerged from the
walls of the institution a free man, but only temporarily. At the gate he was
met by Detectives McDONALD and KAVANAUGH with a warrant charging him with
stealing a coat from Dr. L. A. WALKER. When he was arraigned no time was lost in
pleading guilty, and six months were given him in the institution from which he
had but lately emerged.
Rochester, Monroe, NY
Democrat & Chronicle
Wed Dec 21, 1898
A PITIFUL DEATH
Jessie German Gray Killed Herself at Los Angeles
The following dispatch from Los Angeles, Cal., tells of the suicide of a
former Rochester woman. It Says:
Jessie GILMAN GRAY, wife of C. De Garmo GRAY, alleged
nephew of Hon. J. G. CARLISLE, of Kentucky, and well-known throughout the
country as promoter of pure food shows and industrial exhibitions, committed
suicide here to-day at a fashionable boarding house on account of destitution
and supposed desertion by her husband.
GRAY managed the Home Products' Exhibition here two
years ago and has since conducted similar enterprises in other cities on the
Pacific coast. Last August he left his wife here and went to Oakland, where he
took charge of an industrial exhibition which was brought to a successful
close a few weeks ago. All this time his wife received no money from him. She
pawned clothes to pay her board and when all means were exhausted she became
despondent and shot herself in the head.
She left a letter apologizing to the landlady and
giving the address of her mother, Mrs. Julia GILMAN, No. 209 Fulton avenue,
Rochester, whom, the letter stated, would pay all bills if notified. The
letter also made a request that she be buried "beside grandpa" at
Churchville, N. Y. It is understood here that GRAY eloped with Miss GILMAN,
who was a handsome, educated young woman, from Churchville, shortly after his
management of a pure food show in Rochester in 1893. GRAY is at present
reported to be ill in San Francisco.
--Minnie KALLUSCH, daughter of F. W. and Henrietta KALLUSCH, died yesterday
morning at the family home, No. 30 Wilson street, aged 20 years.
--Henry H. SCHLEBER, aged 48 years, died yesterday at the City Hospital. The
deceased was a member of Valley Lodge, No. 109, F. & A. M.
--George W. ROBERTSON died at the family home, No. 66 Davis street, Monday
night, aged 53 years. Mr. ROBERTSON leaves his wife, two sons, Charles and
Delbert ROBERTSON, one daughter, Mrs. R. R. GOODMAN, and two brothers, John
and Delbert ROBERTSON, all of this city.
--The death of John WANGMAN occurred yesterday morning at 10 o'clock at his
home, No. 213 Hudson avenue. His age was 56 years. He leaves a wife, one son,
Charles. Mr. WANGMAN was born August 31, 1842, at Bardra, Saxony, Germany,
coming to this city from Europe when 3 years of age. After his school days he
was connected with the C. J. Hayden Furniture Company until appointed as a
policeman on the local force in 1871. After serving for nearly twenty years he
left the police department in the spring of 1889, engaging in business on
Hudson avenue, which he conducted to the time of his death. The deceased was a
member of Yonnondio Lodge, F. & A. M., Knights of Calvin and Lincoln
Lodge, A. O. U. W.
ROTHSTEIN - HYMAN
Miss Maggie HYMAN and Ely ROTHSTEIN, of Utica, were married last evening at
Zoller's hall by Rabbi ROSEN, assisted by Rabbi GENSBERG. The ceremony was
performed beneath an elaborate floral bower and was witnessed by many guests,
many of whom were from distant points. The groomsman was A. L. GOLDBERG,
of New York, and the bridesmaids were Miss Rosa HYMAN and Miss Belle LEVY,
both of this city. Samuel HYMAN, E. KAPLAN and M. HYMAN acted as ushers. After
the ceremony a supper was served and the evening was spent in dancing. Mr. and
Mrs. ROTHSTEIN will take a brief wedding tour, after which they will reside at
No. 19 Wilson street.
PORTER - Tuesday afternoon at 4 o'clock, at the family residence, No. 448
Alexander street, Cytherea PORTER, wife of William S. PORTER.
-Notice of funeral hereafter.
MICHEL - In this city, on Monday, December 19, 1898, Peter F. MICHEL, aged 51
-Funeral (private) from his late residence, No. 16 Murray park, on Wednesday
at 2 P. M.
SLATTERY - Yesterday afternoon at the family residence, No. 26 Childs street,
Mary E., wife of James T. SLATTERY, aged 31 years. She leaves her father and
mother, three brothers and two sisters.
-Funeral Friday morning from the house at 8:30 and Cathedral at 9 o'clock.
McENTEE - At her home in Chili, Tuesday morning, Mrs. Margaret CURVIN McENTEE,
aged 56 years.
-Funeral will occur Thursday morning at 9 o'clock.
MEYER - MEYER
The marriage of Miss Frieda MEYER and Max MEYER was celebrated last evening at
the house of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. MILLER, at No. 445 Lyell
avenue. The ceremony was performed under a large horseshoe of chrysanthemums
and carnations in the front parlor, by the Rev. Dr. Max LANDSBERG, rabbi of
Berith Kodesh Temple, at 6 o'clock, in the presence of the relatives and a few
intimate friends. The bride was attired in her going-away gown of light tan
Venetian cloth. There were no attendants. The parlors were decorated in palms.
A dinner was served by Teall immediately after the ceremony, the bridal table
being bright with white chrysanthemums and silver candelabra. The groom is in
the cattle business at Chambersberg, Pa., and after a trip to Chicago and
Washington, Mr. and MEYER will be at home in Chambersburg, February 1st.
NOTE CASE ON TRIAL
An action brought against Moses B. SHANTZ, the local button manufacturer, by
John L. McCOMMON, a New York city business man, to recover $3,750 alleged to
be due on a note, is now on trial in trial term. Brown & Poole appeared
for the plaintiff, and J. B. M. STEPHENS for the defense.