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Democrat & Chronicle
Sat Jan 1, 1898
THE REMOVAL OF THE STATE CAMP
From Peekskill to Grindstone Island in St. Lawrence River.
Handling The Troops
Interview with General Flagler, Chief of Ordnance of the State.
He Does Not Favor the Proposed Plan
General Benjamin FLAGLER, chief of ordnance of New York state, has been at Niagara Falls, where a Democrat and Chronicle correspondent interviewed him relative to the contemplated removal of the state camp of instruction from Peekskill on the Hudson to Grindstone Island in the St. Lawrence. Mr. FLAGLER stated that he had taken considerable interest in the talk about making a change of location, but he could not or would not say that no change as talked of would be made by the state. In his opinion an island was not a suitable place for a camp, and also that the very location of Grindstone island made it very unfavorable and doubly objectionable as a site on account of its being so far removed from the location of the main body of the state troops, referring to those in the territory of Greater New York. As an illustration he cited the fact that it would cost the state more to transport the Forty-second Separate Company of Niagara Falls to Grindstone on the St. Lawrence than it now does to take them to Peekskill, and more than it now does to transport an entire New York regiment to Peekskill.
General FLAGLER admitted that Peekskill camp, as it is to-day, is too small, but it was his idea that the improvements now being thought of, and which will probably be commenced in the spring, will greatly enlarge the camp, thus making it more commodious and better suited to the militia men of the Empire state.
It was also pointed out that weather and water conditions frequently arise in the St. Lawrence that would make it practically impossible to transport troops to Grindstone island. There was nothing in the general's words that favored the St. Lawrence location, and he is recognized as a man of broad ideas and remarkably good judgment.
Condemnation Proceedings by the Lehigh Company at Seneca Falls.
Condemnation proceedings were held at Seneca Falls Thursday, to obtain title to property on Canal street owned by Mrs. Mary WINCKLE and her sister. The proceedings were instituted by the Lehigh Company and the commissioners were R. G. MILLER and H. M. DARLING, of Seneca Falls, and Harrison H. THOMAS, of Waterloo. Mr. GARMER appeared for Mrs. WINCKLE, and Mr. TAYLOR of Rochester, for the company. At the close of the proceedings Mrs. WINCKLE will receive $675 for the property. This is now said to be the last piece of property in the village desired by the company in which condemnation proceedings are necessary, all other titles having been acquired.
A HUNTING ACCIDENT
Lewis REYNOLDS, of Junius, met with a very serious accident on Thursday afternoon while out hunting. He was standing on a log when he accidentally dropped his gun. in the fall of the weapon to the ground it was discharged. REYNOLDS had a very narrow escape from being instantly killed. The charge passed into his forearm, shattering both bones and making a hole in the flesh. A portion of the shot also struck the side of his face and jaw, badly lacerating the flesh. Although terribly wounded, REYNOLDS made his way to the home of Mr. COMSTOCK, the nearest neighbor, where he was made as comfortable as possible, while Dr. HASLETT at Waterloo was sent for. The doctor had to take several stitches in the injured man's face, and is trying to save the arm, having reduced the fractures which are of a compound nature, and the loss of the arm below the elbow is threatened from the extent of the injury. REYNOLDS was very weak from the bleeding caused by the accident. The surgeon worked over him throughout the entire night.
FARM HOUSE BURNED
The frame dwelling house of Lewis PHILLIPS in West Junius was destroyed by fire on Thursday forenoon about 10 o'clock, while the family was away from home. The cause of the flames was from a defective chimney flue, as neighbors first discovered fire bursting from the roof. There was not enough water handy to quench the flames, but the men gave their attention to taking the furniture out and succeeded in saving nearly the whole contents of the house, although the work was attended with great danger. Mr. PHILLIPS was insured for $2,000 upon both house and furniture, but that amount will hardly cover the loss of the structure.
--Miss Jennie L. WORDEN and Frank C. KIPP, both of Seneca Falls, were married on Wednesday evening, at the residence of A. L. BAKER, in Seneca Falls, Rev. S. M. NEWLAND officiating.
--Wednesday evening at Grace Church, Everett, Mass., Miss Elizabeth C. ELLERBY, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas ELLERBY, formerly of Seneca Falls, and Francis W. SAWYER, of that city, were united in marriage.
--In the foreclosure sale of the Seneca Falls butter factory, which was to have occurred Thursday morning, the defendant by its attorney, C. C. JOHNSON, served a court order on G. WILCOXEN, the attorney for the plaintiff, the Seneca Falls Savings Bank, requiring him to show cause before the Seneca county court next Monday why the sale should not be adjourned for a number of weeks.
SHERIFF-ELECT PEEL'S DEPUTIES
Sheriff-elect PEEL, of Geneva, enters upon the duties of his office to-day at Canandaigua. He has announced the appointment of the following deputies throughout the county: For under sheriff, Watson E. STUBBS, of Geneva; deputy sheriffs, George W. ALLEN, Geneva; Edmund A. FISH, Seneca: William PITTS, Honeoye; William HILL, Victor; Millard H. PARMALE, East Bloomfield; Valentine J. WINTERS, Shortsville; John A. LeGORE, Naples; William R. ROWLEY, J. Wesley BOOTH and Stephen P. MITCHELL, Canandaigua.
--Yesterday the resignation of John H. FINNEY, from the office of general manager of the Canandaigua Electric Light and Railroad Company, took effect. Mr. FINNEY has accepted a position at Washington, D. C., his former home, and he and Mrs. FINNEY will remove there. Mr. FINNEY is succeeded at Canandaigua by H. B. FERGUSON, who for a long time has acted as secretary and treasurer of the company.
--To-day the Red Jacket Club at Canandaigua will hold its annual reception.
--Word has been received at Canandaigua from Edson L. YAW, who was summoned to New York by the police board the other day, that he has been appointed to a position on the police force in the metropolis. Mr. YAW is eminently qualified for the position, and has a host of well-wishing friends in Canandaigua, who congratulate him on his appointment, while they regret that it takes him off the local police force, of which he has long been one of the most efficient members.
CAUGHT ROBBING A SAFE
James REILLY, of Phelps, a man past 60 years of age, was arrested Thursday afternoon while attempting to take money from J. Q. Howe's Sons' safe, which was kept in Dr. W. A. HOWE'S office. Money in small amounts had been missed at various times and one or two parties were under suspicion. Thomas BISSELL had been engaged to watch the safe during the absence of the doctor from the office, through a grating in the wall separating the private office. When BISSELL was in hiding he saw REILLY come in on that afternoon and go to the safe. Before he could secure any money BISSELL put in an appearance and arrested him. He was taken before Esquire Severance for an examination, but released on his own recognizance to appear before him next Tuesday. REILLY formerly worked for Dr. HOWE.
GENEVA EXPERIMENT STATION
A meeting of the board of directors of the New York State Agricultural and Experimental Station at Geneva was held at the station yesterday afternoon at which George A. SMITH, of Frankfort, a dairy expert of the agricultural department of this state, formerly director of the farmers' institutes, was elected dairy expert to the station, on completion of the new dairy building now in course of erection. H. A. HARDING, of the University of Wisconsin, was elected station dairy bacteriologist. He will begin his new duties January 1, 1899. In the meantime Mr. HARDING will study at the University of Wisconsin and in Europe. A committee was appointed to consider the appointment of a station botanist.
John Galbraith, Charged With Liberating a Prisoner, Discharged.
The arrest of John GALBRAITH, of Dansville, on the charge of opening the door of the lock-up and allowing John HART to escape, looks like a scheme to protect the real offenders. GALBRAITH was compelled to give bail for appearance before justice PRATT. When he appeared before the justice District Attorney ROWE asked that he be discharged as no dependence could be placed on HART'S testimony. The defendant's attorney objected as he was anxious to have the case tried and his client acquitted. The justice decided to discharge him and did so. It is said that the district attorney is determined to bring the culprit who unlocked the door to justice. As HART was sent to the penitentiary for six months last Monday there is danger of the matter being dropped.
--William W. WELCH, a life-long resident of Dansville, suffered a stroke of paralysis yesterday and lies in a critical condition.
--Snow has been falling steadily in Dansville during this morning and drifting badly in the neighboring country. The local trains have all been delayed from one to two hours and it is estimated that traffic will be considerably impeded for some days.
--The marriage of Theodore L. BENNETT, of Scranton, Pa., and Miss Sadie T. REESE, of Dansville, took place in Elm Park Methodist Episcopal Church, that city, last Tuesday. The bride and groom have a large circle of friends in Dansville, the latter having been engaged at one time at the sanatorium.
--The statement that appeared in the Democrat and Chronicle of Monday last referring to the valuation of the real estate in several towns of Livingston county having been raised by the board of supervisors through the committee on equalization, was somewhat misleading, in that the increase was made through the assessors instead of the supervisors.
--Yesterday while George WADDELL was operating a circular saw at his shop at the Commercial iron works in Penn Yan his hand came in contact with the saw and he lost the index finger of his left hand at the second joint.
--In connection with the sugar beet factory which an effort is being made to establish in Penn Yan, the further plan is being considered of establishing a sugar beet farm of 160 acres near that place. If this is done it will be by an entirely separate company.
--The officers of the Hydrant hose company of Penn Yan, will keep open house at their headquarters this evening. The fire board, officers of the fire companies. Hydrant hose company, president of the village and board of trustees, the press and a few others, have been invited to attend.
--Miss Jane NASH died at her home in Alexander, Thursday, aged 75 years. Miss NASH was born in Le Roy and moved with her parents to Alexander in 1833, since that time living upon the farm where she died. She is survived by an aged sister, Julia NASH, who is 84 years old, and nearly helpless, and one brother, Homer NASH. The brother and sisters lived a very retired life, as the sister Jane, now deceased, had not been in her right mind for some time and would not consent to have even help about the house, and the care of the invalid sister as well as the work of the household mainly depended upon the brother, who is a man of over 70 years.
Death of Rev. F. E. Spence, of the Methodist Church at Marion
Rev. Frederick F. SPENCE, pastor of the Methodist Church in Marion, died yesterday morning after an illness of only one week. Mrs. SPENSE has not recovered from a severe fall last Sunday morning, but is considerably better. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas ELLIS, of Watkins, the foster parents of Mrs. SPENCE, were sent for, and arrived in time to render valuable assistance. Dr. Frank H. SPENCE, of Hillsdale, Mich., arrived yesterday morning after the death. Mr. SPENCE was transferred to Marion from Freeville, after the meeting of the Central New York conference. He was born in Titusville, Pa., January 23, 1869, and was reared in Cleveland, Ohio. He graduated from the Southwestern Kansas College at Winfield, Kansas, and married Miss Adell DODSON December 27, 1892. Besides his wife and brother and mother, who lives in Salt Lake City, he is survived by a baby boy not yet 3 years old. The funeral will be held at 1:30 o'clock Monday and at Watkins on Tuesday at 2 P. M.
--The funeral services of Mrs. Eliza SEARS were held from her late residence in Palmyra yesterday, Rev. F. L. ADAMS, of the Baptist Church, officiating.
--The newly elected officers of John B. Burrud Post, G. A. R., and the Women's Relief Corps, of Marion, will be installed to-night, after which supper will be served. F. E. PECK, will be commander, vice W. W. MOON.
--Evangelist H. F. MacLANE, assisted by Mrs. A. B. MacLANE, cornetist, and Mrs. E. E. LINDEN, soloist, will begin a series of revival meetings in the Disciples' Church, in South Butler, on to-morrow evening. The meetings will be continued three weeks.
--Mrs. Henry BARTON, aged 54 years, died at her home at May's Point, six miles south of Savannah, on Thursday night, from paralysis, after a week's illness. Besides a husband she leaves a son and a daughter. The deceased was about 5 feet 4 inches tall weighing 317 pounds. The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon, Rev. Pulaski SMITH, of Tyre, officiating.
When James LINSTER, of Savannah, went home from work a few night's ago he found the interior of his house on fire which he extinguished after much difficulty. His wife had been in the clothes press with a lamp and had no doubt ignited something. Considerable clothing was ruined. Mrs. LINSTER was in bed unconscious of her peril, and would have fared badly but for the timely arrival of her husband.
Seed Store of J. L. Baxter, of Olean, Set on Fire Yesterday
The seed store of J. L. BAXTER, of Olean, was set afire early yesterday morning and with the contents was badly damaged. The store contained $10,000 worth of corn, oats, clover seed and timothy and fifty barrels of granulated sugar. The firemen found the front door broken open when they arrived. Oiled rags and a bottle of oil were found in different parts of the building. The loss is $3,000 and is covered by insurance.
--Augustus KURTZ, of Cohocton, and Miss Hattie ICHORN, of Wayland, were united in marriage Thursday at the home of the bride's parents in Wayland.
--Lemuel MATHEWSON, postmaster of Avoca, died at his residence in that village yesterday morning. He was one of the most prominent citizens of Avoca, and leaves a wife, son and daughter.
--At the residence of the bride's parents, Cohocton, by Rev. Charles F. BUSHNELL, pastor of the Universalist Church, Thursday, John FOX, section foreman on the Erie at Cohocton, was married to Miss Cora JOHNSON, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis JOHNSON.
H. AUGUSTUS ACER
A Prominent Resident of Medina Who Died Yesterday
H. Augustus ACER, one of Medina's most prominent residents, died yesterday. Mr. ACER was born June 19, 1858, at Shelby, and was the son of Volney A. and Charlotte PECK ACER. After completing his education he entered into partnership with Oscar WHEDON in the hardware business, and after the death of Mr. WHEDON he assumed the entire business, and had since conducted it, being associated during the past three years with Charles W. WHEDON.
Mr. ACER was identified with many of the movements for the betterment of Medina. In politics he was a Democrat, and was recognized as one of the leaders of the party in this section of the state. He was married in 1881 to Ella W. WHEDON, who with three sons, Oscar WHEDON, Herbert PECK and Donald WINCHESTER, constitute the surviving family. Other immediate relatives are Mr. ACER'S father, Volney A. ACER, of Medina; three brothers, V. A. ACER and David Anthony ACER, of this place, and Frank Adams ACER, of New York; three sisters, Mrs. P. D. CARPENTER, of Pittsford, Mrs. Sarah Antoinette FULTON, of Aurora, and Charlotte Clark ACER, of Pittsford.
Mr. ACER was a member of the Medina Masonic Lodge, a member of the Alert Hose Company and a member of the Knights of Honor. The funeral services on Monday will be conducted by the Masonic fraternity.
The Marriage of Anna L. Richards and Robert A. Vallance
Yesterday afternoon the marriage of two well-known young people of Riga took place at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. W. RICHARDS, their daughter, Anna L. RICHARDS, and Robert A. VALLANCE being the contracting parties. The parlors where the ceremony was performed was tastefully decorated with plants and an arch of evergreen with palms and plants in the background served as the marriage altar. The wedding march was played by Miss Mae McCONNELL, of Riga, and the bridal party entered the room from the hallway. The bride wore a handsome gown of pearl gray silk trimmed with cream-colored lace and white satin, and carried a beautiful bouquet of white hyacinths. She was attended by her bridesmaid, Miss Almira BYAM, of Mumford. Charles Selden RICHARDS, of Cleveland, brother of the bride, acted as best man; while Miss Carolyn PARNELL and Miss Gertrude MOALE, of Riga, and Jesse FOSTER, of Honeoye Falls, and Charles VALLANCE, of Fowlerville, were the ushers. The marriage ceremony was performed by rev. J. E. LYNN, of Bergen, in the presence of a very large number of guests, many being present from Fowlerville, Caledonia, Bergen, Batavia, Honeoye Falls and Rochester. After the ceremony a wedding breakfast was served. The bride and groom left for a tour in the East.
SCOTTSVILLE ALUMNI BANQUET
The annual banquet of the alumni of Scottsville union free school was held at the Cargill house, Thursday evening. About forty members were present together with S. S. BROWN, of the school board, and Professor and Mrs. F. H. BROWN, Alfred DILLMAN presided as toastmasters. After the supper had been disposed of the following toasts were responded to: "The Past." S. S. BROWN: "The Future." F. H. BROWN: "Our Alumni," Adelbert BROWN: "Our Girls," John GUTTENBEN: "Our Boys," Miss Marian WELLS: "Class of '91." Roy M. HART: "The Baby Class" ('97), Miss Sarah JONES.
A MYSTERIOUS DEATH
It is Supposed That Adelbert Heberlies Drank Wood Alcohol
Adelbert HEBERLIES died at the Empire house, Front and Mumford streets, yesterday morning, shortly after midnight, under pecuilar circumstances. The man was about 35 years of age and was a painter and decorator by occupation. Several days ago Proprietor HENAHAN of the hotel, hired HEBERLIES to touch up the interior of his place. He gave him his salary and board. About 9 o'clock Thursday evening, another employe at the hotel passed HEBERLIES's room and heard him groaning. He entered and the latter said he was suffering from intense pains in his abdomen. He was given a glass of water after which he went to sleep.
He awoke about 11 o'clock and then lapsed into semi consciousness, in which condition he was discovered. Dr. GUINAN was called but he could do nothing to relieve the man who died soon after. The body was removed to an undertaker's and Coroner KLEINDIENST was notified. He investigated the case yesterday morning, and learning that HEBERLIES had purchased a quantity of wood alcohol, he decided to further examine into the case, inasmuch as it was rumored that the man had drank some of the stuff.
The coroner had the body removed to the morgue, where Coroner's Physician A. W. HENCKELL will perform an autopsy on it this morning. A jury has been impaneled and an inquest will probably be held next Monday evening.
A RECKLESS DRIVER
J. S. SHEEHAN Was Run Over by a Bakery Wagon and Painfully Injured.
About 12:40 o'clock yesterday afternoon, a bakery wagon, owned by Mrs. Otto ROTH, whose establishment is at the corner of North Clinton and Oakman streets, was driven northward along South St. Paul street at a reckless rate of speed by a young man about 20 years of age, said to be the son of the owner. When he reached Court street the young man took no pains to slacken his speed, although a large number of pedestrians were crossing South St. Paul street at the time. There was some lively scrambling on the part of a good many in their efforts to avoid the vehicle.
J. S. SHEEHAN, of No. 48 North Clinton street, had just crossed the north sidewalk, and was about to turn into Court street, having just returned from dinner and being on his way to the Stein Casket Works, where he is employed. Just as he passed over the crosswalk the wagon struck him, and he was thrown violently to the ground, one of the wheels passing over his left leg. His bicycle was also wrecked. Some persons who were passing at the time picked up the injured man and carried him into the Y. M. C. A. building.
The driver of the bakery wagon did not stop to ascertain how much the man was injured, or offer to assist him in any way, but drove right on. Officer ENGLERT chanced to be near the place where the accident occurred, and he immediately secured the names of several witnesses. He then followed the bakery wagon and ascertained by whom it was owned, although he failed to catch up to it. Mr. SHEEHAN soon recovered from the shock that he had received and was then able to walk to the factory unassisted. His leg was badly bruised, but he was otherwise uninjured.
THE INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL
A Ventriloquist Amused an Appreciative Audience Last Evening.
The inmates of the State Industrial School were entertained last evening by the ventriloquist, Archie Leon FRENCH, who gave several amusing selections and life-like imitations, which were apparently greatly appreciated by his audience.
For his opening number, Mr. FRENCH gave a bird warble to the tune of "The Mocking Bird," being accompanied by the piano. This was followed by impersonations and polyphonic imitations, in which the actor, the street woman, the green Irishman, the sawmill and several other things, familiar by their sound, were faithfully reproduced. In his description of the blind beggar, Mr. FRENCH used a mouth organ very skillfully, and called forth no little applause. He also imitated, with the mouth-organ, a crying child and baby talk. At one time he seemed to be chasing a chicken and at another the loud buzz of a bumble-bee was unmistakable, as he raised his hat and pretended to strike the insect down.
In concluding Mr. FRENCH gave an excellent example of ventriloquism and imitated a phonograph to perfection, the supposed phonograph being nothing more than a common paste-board box, with a paper trumpet rolled up for the occasion and stuck into a hole in the box.
MERWIN - AVERY - In this city on Wednesday, Dec. 29th, at the homestead, by the Rev. Nelson MILLARD, D. D., Lillian FAIRCHILD, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sidney S. AVERY, and Rev. Milton Knapp MERWIN. Utica papers please copy.
SLOAN - In this city, on Wednesday evening, December 29, at the family residence, 9 Buckingham street, Hannah CURTIS, wife of Samuel SLOAN.
-Funeral will take place from the house on Saturday, Jan. 1, at 3 P. M. Burial private.
TRUE - In this city, Dec. 31, at the residence of her daughter, Miss F. E. TRUE, No. 32 Swan street, Mary M. TRUE, daughter of the late Dr. James BENJAMIN, aged 78 years.
-Funeral service from the house Monday, January 3d, at 1 P. M. The remains will be taken to Albion for interment. Albion papers please copy.
GELLING - In this city, Dec. 31, 1897, at the residence of her mother, No. 162 Alexander street, Olive W. GELLING.
-Funeral Monday, January 3d, at 2 P. M., from the residence.
Resolutions Adopted on Death of Comrade Van Tassel - Funeral To-morrow.
Action was taken on the death of Comrade Charles T. VAN TASSEL at a meeting of the Quinby Post, G. A. R., held in the court house on Thursday evening last. Suitable resolutions will be drafted by a committee which will report at a special meeting to be held Sunday afternoon and composed of G. B. HERRICK, A. S. BOSTWICK and Thomas SMITH.
The funeral of Comrade VAN TASSEL will be held to-morrow afternoon at 1:30 o'clock from the house and at 2 o'clock from the University Avenue Baptist Church. Interment will take place at Mt. Hope cemetery. The members of Quinby Post will meet at headquarters at 1 o'clock in uniform for the purpose of attending the funeral in a body. Members of the Third New York Light Artillery, of which deceased was a member, will attend and act as a guard of honor.
HOLY APOSTLES' FAIR
A very large crowd was present last evening at the closing of the annual fair of Holy Apostles' Church, which has been in progress during the latter part of this week. The booths were very largely patronized, and a large amount realized from the sale of fancy and other articles. A number of the visitors also patronized the "Klondike."
The programme which was given last evening consisted of a piano solo by Miss Maud HAMLIN; recitation, Miss Margaret LEARY; vocal solo, Charles LYNCH, and a piano solo by Miss May O'BRIEN; Miss Agnes O'BRIEN acted as accompanist.
--Olive W. GELLING died yesterday at the home of her mother, No. 162 Alexander street.
--Mary, wife of John KIRBY, died yesterday afternoon at the family residence, No. 27 Philander street, aged 70 years.
--Josephine, infant daughter of Elliott and Kate HOGGES, died yesterday morning at the family home, No. 15 Jay street, aged 4 weeks.
--John M. DE VANY died suddenly at his home in Barnard's Crossing last night, aged 30 years. He leaves a mother and a brother.
--Mary M. TRUE, daughter of the late Dr. James BENJAMIN, died yesterday at the home of her daughter, Miss F. L. TRUE, No. 32 Swan street, aged 79 years. The remains will be taken to Albion for interment.
ARRESTED FOR STEALING IRON BRAKES
As Officers DREXELIUS and GLAESGENS were walking along Mill street last evening at 9 o'clock they saw a man hurrying up Brown street toward State. He was seen to come from the freight yards of the R. W. & O. railway, carrying two or three small railroad brake rods in his hands. The officers placed him under arrest. It was afterwards learned that the iron had been stolen. At the station the man gave his name as William HERTNAN. He is a laborer, 40 years of age, and lives at No. 378 State street.
DIAMOND SCHOOL OF DANCING
Second term commences first week in January, as follows: Advanced, adults, Monday evening; beginners, Thursday evening; beginners, children, Friday, 4 P. M., advanced, Saturday, 3 P. M.; Young and Early Club, Saturday evening, Marching, calisthenics and fancy dancing. Wednesday, 10:30 A. M. DOSSENBACH will furnish music for advanced classes.
Rev. F. L. ANDERSON, pastor of the Second Baptist Church, gave a complimentary dinner last evening at the church to those members of the Sabbath school who had attended every Sunday during 1897. An abundance of roast turkey with all the accompaniments was heartily enjoyed by the company, which consisted of ten teachers and twenty-three scholars. Addresses of congratulation were made by the pastor and Deacon WILLIAMS, also by A. COLLYER, teacher of class 40, which had the honor of having the largest representation present and was consequently in this, as in other respects, the banner class of the Sunday-school.
FRACTURED HER LEFT LEG
Mrs. W. WILCOX slipped on the smooth sidewalk in front of Hebing's hardware store, on North street, about 8 o'clock last evening. She was unable to rise, and when several persons who saw the accident endeavored to assist her, she complained of great pain. The Homeopathic Hospital ambulance was called and the woman was conveyed to her home, No. 258 North street, where it was ascertained that her left leg was fractured just below the knee. The family physician was called to attend her.
ALLEGED CHICKEN THIEVES
The case of William ALBRIGHT, "Big Billy" charged with chicken stealing in Brighton, was brought up before Justice E. C. SMITH again yesterday morning, but as Attorney G. M. WILLIAMS was detained in the "Kid" Hall case, an adjournment was taken to Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Lucas SEITZ, the farmer charged with purchasing the stolen chickens, will have a hearing Monday morning at 9 o'clock, before Justice SMITH.
says he was not visited
Fred KRECKMANN, of the Float Bridge, says that he was home all day the day that the deputies are said to have visited his place last week in quest of the chicken thieves that broke into the hen house of H. F. CHAPIN, of Brighton, and that the deputies did not visit him. He says that he does not now conduct a saloon, although formerly he did, and that his house is a respectable place.
ALLEGED BICYCLE THIEF
John Lockemyer, a Machinist, Charged With Stealing C. W. Thom's Wheel.
Detectives KAVAPAGH and McDONALD walked into the police station at 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon, having between them John LOCKEMYER, a machinist employed at No. 139 North Water street, and who boards at No. 35 North Washington street. The machinist is charged with grand larceny in stealing C. W. THOM's Victor bicycle on May 29th last.
When THOM'S wheel was stolen he reported the fact to the police, but no trace of it could be found. Yesterday morning Chief of Detectives HAYDEN learned that a man had attempted to dispose of a bicycle on South avenue the night preceding and sent the detectives out to investigate, LOCKEMYER was arrested and the bicycle was afterwards found. The police could not trace the ownership of the wheel until they had seen the local agent for the Victor machine, Robert THOMSON, through whom the wheel was identified as the one that had been stolen from THOMS.
By a close examination of the wheel it was ascertained that the original number had been filed off and that another had been stamped upon it. As LOCKEMYER is a machinist the police are of the opinion that he made this change. About two months ago LOCKEMYER'S brother was arrested and examined on the charge of stealing a bicycle. John LOCKEMYER took the stand and testified that he had purchased the wheel alleged to have been stolen by his brother, from a man whom he did not know, and of whose whereabouts he had no knowledge.
Democrat & Chronicle
Jan. 11, 1898
William J. MALONEY died last night at his home, No. 6 Clarissa street.
Bertha McGREE, wife of Peter McGREE, died yesterday morning at her home, No. 57 Front street, aged 28 years. She leaves besides her husband three children.
George MEISER died last night at his home, No. 426 Jay street, aged 65 years and 6 months. Besides his widow he is survived by three grandchildren. The funeral will be held at 8 o'clock Thursday morning from the house, and at 8:30 from Holy Family church. Interment in Holy Family Cemetery.
TWO DECISIONS HANDED DOWN
Two decisions were handed down by Justice WERNER yesterday. The first was in the case of George C. WHIPPLE against John D. RIPSON, being a denial of a motion made by the plaintiff to vacate a judgment obtained last March, on the ground that no order or decision directing or authorizing the judgment had ever been made or granted. The other decision was in the case of the Rochester Savings Bank against Caroline F. BAILEY, et al. This granted the motion for an order of reference to determine claims for surplus moneys arising from a mortgage foreclosure sale.
PROOF OF FREDERICK ZIMMER'S WILL
Yesterday the will of Frederick ZIMMER was admitted to probate by Surrogate BENTON. Mr. ZIMMER, it will be remembered, was killed January 4th by falling from the window of his office to the pavement beneath. The widow, Katherine ZIMMER, is executor and sole legatee under the terms of the will. The property left amounts to $2,000, and in addition to this Mr. ZIMMER carried insurance policies to the amount of $25,000, it is claimed.
WEDDING IN MUNICIPAL COURT
Judge WHITE, of the municipal court, began his day's labors yesterday by uniting in the bonds of matrimony two hearts which it is to be hoped will continue to beat as one. The names of the contracting parties are William McKAY and Elizabeth Jane BARCLAY, both of this city.
A PEDRO PARTY
Miss Loretta NAUGHTON, of Alexander street, entertained the members of the Monarch Pedro Club last night at her home. The prizes given were unique. A luncheon was served.
George EIGHMEY, of Buffalo, traveling passenger agent of the Great Northern railroad, was in the city yesterday.
A NEW HOME FOUND FOR GRAY
William G. GRAY, who was arrested by Officer R. KLEIN on East Main street Saturday afternoon on the charge of vagrancy, was committed to the State Industrial School by Judge ERNST yesterday morning. The lad is 15 years of age, and was arrested at the instance of his parents, who claimed that he ran away from home at every opportunity.
Superintendent NOYES visited school No. 4 yesterday morning, and investigated several cases of insubordination among the pupils which were reported to him by the principal, S. G. PIERCE. As a result the superintendent committed William FLANNIGAN to the truant school, expelled Willie HAITZ, suspended Edward STETWOZEN and transferred Michael RAGAN to another district. The boys, together with a number of others, were found guilty of annoying passers-by in the vicinity of the school, and of defying the authority of the principal and the teachers.
HARRIS - Entered into rest Sunday evening, January 9, 1898, at her residence, 21 Upton park, Isabel SYME, wife of the late Thomas HARRIS.
-Funeral this (Tuesday) afternoon at 3 o'clock. Burial private.
MALONEY - In this city, Monday evening, at his home, No. 6 Clarissa street, William J. MALONEY. Elmira papers please copy.
MEISER - In this city, Monday, January 10, at his home, No. 426 Jay street, George MEISER, aged 65 years and 6 months. Besides his wife, Rosa, he is survived by three grandchildren.
-Funeral Thursday morning at 8 o'clock from the house, and from the Holy Family Church at 8:30 o'clock. Interment in Holy Family cemetery.
THE FARMINGTON ACCIDENT
Mrs. Lewin Improving — Inquest on the Only Victim Will be Held Thursday
William LEWIN, his 3-year-old daughter Helena, and Eugene VILLER, three of the persons who were in the wagon that was struck by a Lehigh Valley train at the railroad crossing at Farmington Sunday morning, and who were removed to the Homeopathic Hospital in this city, returned home yesterday. Mrs. LEWIN, however was so seriously injured that she will probably be unable to leave the hospital for several weeks. Her condition is somewhat improved, but she will be disfigured for life.
The body of the little boy Herbert, one and one-half years of age, who died at the hospital from his injuries at 7 o'clock Sunday evening, was removed to the morgue yesterday. Coroner KLEINDIENST, who has charge of the case, has impaneled a jury, and the inquest will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock.
Rochester, Monroe, NY
Democrat & Chronicle
Jan. 12, 1898
UNKNOWN MAN KILLED
Was found Lying on the Tracks Near Fairport Early Yesterday Morning
While Section Foreman BURBIN, of the Central Hudson railway, was walking along the tracks about 6:30 o'clock yesterday morning, he discovered the body of a man lying on the tracks about one-half of a mile west of Fairport. The man's head was covered with blood and his clothing was torn, showing that he had been struck by a passing train. The body was found near the culvert, near the new town of Despatch.
Mr. BURBIN hurried back to the village and Coroner KLEINDIENST was notified, who drove out to Fairport yesterday morning. He had the body removed to Brown's undertaking rooms in that village, where it was laid out for the purpose of identification. The coroner has decided to leave the body in Fairport for four or five days, with the hope that it will be identified. This is the second case within two weeks of a man having been killed on the railroad tracks near Fairport.
The man was evidently a tramp, and was between 60 and 65 years of age. He wore two diagonal coats and no vest, had one rubber boot and one tan leather shoe, a heavy flannel shirt and an undershirt. He had gray hair and a heavy iron-gray mustache.
The man's injuries consisted of a cut on the right side of the face, a fracture of the skull, and the right arm broken just above the elbow.
Charles P. Campbell Charged With Stealing a Bicycle
Deputy Sheriff VICK returned from New York city yesterday morning, having in custody Charles P. CAMPBELL, who was indicted at the last session of the grand jury for grand larceny in the second degree, and for receiving stolen property. A bicycle is the basis of CAMPBELL's trouble. The story of his discovery is interesting.
After the indictment his whereabouts were unknown, but in the Democrat and Chronicle of January 7th appeared a special dispatch relating how a man, giving his name as Charles P. CAMPBELL, and his residence as Buffalo, went to the Oak street police station in New York and, after telling a story of having been drunk and being robbed, was sent to the hospital. The Monroe county officials were convinced that this was the man they were after, and Deputy VICK went to the metropolis, where he identified his prisoner and brought him back to Rochester.
SHOT HIMSELF WHILE DESPONDENT
Suicide of Claudius Flagg, a Farmer Near Ovid
The Suicide Was in Prosperous and Seemingly Happy Circumstances -
Illness With Grip Considered Cause of Insanity - Seneca
The people of Ovid and vicinity were shocked about noon yesterday to hear that Claudius C. FLAGG, a well- known and prosperous farmer, living about three miles southeast of the village, had taken his own life. The news was hardly credited until substantiated by later information. The unfortunate man had been suffering from grip for several days and while in a fit of despondency peculiar with that affliction, took a shot-gun and placing the muzzle against his stomach, pulled the trigger. Death occurred soon after.
The deceased was one of the best-known farmers in that section. He was about 44 years of age, and lived on the farm which had been the old homestead of the family for years. Mr. FLAGG was a man in unusually good circumstances financially, and was surrounded by a pleasant home and had a family consisting of a wife and two children. C. A. FLAGG, of Ovid, is a brother of the deceased. A number of other relatives live in the vicinity.
Macpelah Cemetery Association Now Free From Debt
Machpelah Cemetery Association, in Le Roy, is now free from debt. In 1890 the association's debt was $2,000. Since then property aggregating $3,400 has been purchased and paid for, making the total amount paid $5,400. It is expected that the association will hereafter be self-supporting.
This evening, at the home of Mrs. Mary HIGGINS, at Pavillion Center, will occur the marriage of her daughter, Miss Mary M. STACY, to J. Grant BAUR, of Seneca Falls.
The funeral of Sister Mary Veronica LYNCH, who died at St. Peter's Convent in Le Roy, was held yesterday in St. Peter's Church, and the remains were taken to Batavia for burial.
The marriage of Lilly A. REYNOLDS to Aaron D. BAIRD, of Middlesex, will occur today.
Lewis OLMSTEAD, collector, will sit for taxes, at Middlesex Center, on each Tuesday and Saturday, and at Vine Valley, each Thursday during January.
The matter of the alleged assault of Mr. and Mrs. Morris ROBINSON on Vargo Hatch, of Penn Yan, was settled yesterday, and the defendants were discharged.
At the next meeting of the Penn Yan board of education, January 22nd, a trustee will be appointed, to fill the office of president, made vacant by the recent death of John H. LOWN.
SENECA FALLS ELECTION
The village of Seneca Falls held its charter election yesterday. The result was as follows: William M. FOLLETT, (Dem.) Elected president of the village. Anson B. SMITH, (Dem.) village treasurer; trustees, first ward, R. P. VAN BENSCHOTEN, (Rep), 142 majority; second ward, George E. WELLBERRY, (Rep) 47 majority; third ward, Thomas McGRAW, (Rep) 110 majority; fourth ward, Thomas SKIDMORE, (Dem) 34 majority. The board of trustees for the ensuing year stands six Republican, two democrats, with a Democrat president.
The farm residence of Mrs. John PEARSON, of Tyre, came very near being destroyed by fire a few days ago under singular circumstances. Mrs. PEARSON kept a zinc, with a wooden back, behind the stove. During her absence the board took fire, the zinc melted and stood in pools on the oil cloth, and a box of kindling near the stove was in flames, Mrs. PEARSON put out the fire before serious damage was done. The large size of the oil cloth alone kept the house from taking fire.
FIRE FOLLOWED BY ARREST FOR ASSAULT
Barns on Judge Collins's Homestead Destroyed Yesterday
Stories of Witnesses
Charles Gardner Was First at the Fire - He Had Trouble With Frank Nessenius
and Gardner's Arrest Followed — Wayne
On the Judge COLLIN'S homestead, about one and a half miles south of the village of North Rose, occurred a very mysterious fire early yesterday morning, which resulted in the total destruction of three large farm barns and all their contents. The farm is occupied by a tenant, Frank NESSENIUS, Judge COLLINS residing in Lyons. Yesterday afternoon Frank NESSENIUS swore out a warrant before Squire OAKS, of North Rose, against Charles GARDNER was the first to see the fire. He lives about an eighth of a mile from the COLLINS homestead. This was his story of the affair: "I was in bed and was awakened by the glare of light into my sleeping room. Looking out i saw smoke and flames arising the COLLINS barns. I hastened to the fire. My first thought was to arouse Mr. NESSENIUS. This I did, and then started for the barn and let the horses out. While so engaged NESSENIUS came to the barn and accused me of setting them on fire, I knocked him down. I did not set them on fire, and can prove my whereabouts for the entire night."
Chester FRENCH, the nearest neighbor to NESSENIUS on the east, stated that he was aroused by the cries of fire and hastened to the scene of action. There he saw GARDNER, who, he though, acted strangely. According to Mr. NESSENIUS'S story, at the time of the assault, he was endeavoring to release the horses from the barn, when, without a word of warning, GARDNER sprang for him and knocked him down. He claims further that when he recovered he procured his gun and went back only to receive another thrashing.
Thomas COOK, an old and well-known resident of Garbutt, died yesterday, aged 55 years, of an abscess of the brain. Mr. COOK is survived by a wife and six children.
At midnight Monday the barn of Oreb HUBBLE, who lives about five miles north of Churchville, was destroyed by fire. Mr. HUBBLE was attending a meeting of the grange, at Churchville, and found his barn burned almost to the ground on his return. No cause can be assigned for the fire save incendiarism.
Justice J. D. WRIGHT's office at Churchville was thronged yesterday morning with people from the town of Riga, as well as the surrounding towns, who had reasons for believing that they had lost considerable property at the hands of James O'CONNER, who is at present confined in the jail at Rochester. O'CONNER's goods had been placed in charge of Mr. WRIGHT a few days ago, and were removed to the village. All present were given a careful hearing by the justice, but were not allowed to remove any of the property.
THIRTY-TWO FEET UNDER THE ICE
Lot Boylan Drowned in Conesus Lake Yesterday Afternoon
Body Soon Recovered
The Young Man Broke Through Five Inches of Ice near the Shore -
Garden Rake Used to Recover the Body - Livingston
Lot T. BOYLAN was drowned in Conesus lake yesterday afternoon near the shore. His body was recovered within fifteen minutes after the accident occurred.
Monday afternoon the young man drove a horse and buggy to the foot of Conesus lake and put up at Fuller's hotel at Lukeville. In the evening he drove to Livonia village and bought a pair of skates. Yesterday afternoon he was seen skating near the center of the lake and a mile from the foot. He attempted to cross a seam in the ice that extended in a diagonal line from shore to shore. One of his skates cut through, tripping his foot. His body broke the ice in front of him and with a plunge and a cry for help, he disappeared and was not seen again. Three young men, Terry VAN KLEECK, Charles BATES and William CARRNES, undertook to find his body. They used a common garden rake with a rope tied to the handle and a weight to sink it. This VAN KLEECK lowered until forty-five feet of rope had been used. Fortunately the first effort was successful. The body went through five inches of ice thirty- two feet to the bottom of the lake.
Coroner STRASENBURGH, of Lima, was summoned and decided that no inquest was necessary. The dead man had been working on a farm near Avon. His father, mother, and sister live in Canaseraga. There the remains will be taken this morning.
FIRE IN LIVONIA
About 1 o'clock yesterday morning, Mr. SLINGERLAND, nightwatchman of Livonia village, discovered fire in the bakery on Main street, and at once gave the alarm. The building was owned by J. A. PIATT, and was occupied by Chapman & Son, bakers. The elder member of the firm lived over his store. When he awakened the rooms were so full of smoke that he and his wife made their escape with difficulty. Efforts to save Mr. PIATT's house and barn and C. A. MEACHUM'S carriage factory were successful. The bakery was entirely consumed. Mr. PIATT and Chapman & Son were insured, the former for $1,000 and the latter for $500. The fire is supposed to have started in the bakery department. The bakery will be rebuilt at once.
The funeral of Benjamin BISHOP, an old resident of the town of Butler, was held yesterday morning.
At the Advent Church in South Butler, of which Rev. E. B. Arnold has lately become pastor, a Sunday-school was organized on Sunday.
Andrew J. HOLDRIDGE, for many years employed as freight and express agent for the Central-Hudson Railway Company at Savannah, was stricken with paralysis yesterday as he was about to sit down to dinner. At a late hour last evening, he had not recovered sufficiently to recognize those around him.
Justice BIXBY held court all day yesterday to hear evidence in the case of the people against Bert CRAWFORD, for petit larceny in the stealing of fifteen hens from Frank TAYLOR'S hen roost. Two of five fowls sold by CRAWFORD to L. A. DAYTON of Savannah were positively identified by TAYLOR. The jury found the prisoner guilty, and the judge's sentence was $10 or thirty days in the county jail.
Michael J. WELCH, a tank builder, formerly of Belfast, has been convicted of manslaughter at Hackensack, N. Y. WELCH and another tank builder got in a row with a bicyclist in New Jersey in December, and in a scuffle the wheelman fell against a stove, crushed his skull, and died. The men fled to Pennsylvania and later gave themselves up voluntarily. Money to defend WELCH was contributed by friends at Belfast and Olean.
Sheriff HODNETT has appointed E. E. SISSON, of Almond, under sheriff, and the following deputies: George NOBLES, Wellsville; G. N. CLINE, Amity; P. K. MILLSBAUGH, Independence; Alexander McMURTY, Hume; A. W. BOYD, Canaseraga; J. D. SWIFT, Belfast. Two more deputies will be named later.
Isaac Peters Thrown From a Caboose Window at Geneva
Isaac PETERS, of Lyons, a freight conductor on the Central-Hudson, met with a painful accident in the Geneva yards yesterday morning. The freight had just arrived from Lyons and was on its way through the yards at Geneva, when the train broke in two. Conductor PETERS leaned out of the cupola window of the caboose to see what had happened. The air brakes on the rear platform of the train suddenly set, stopping the train instantly, and the conductor was thrown headlong out of the window without any warning, landing heavily on the tracks. One of the brakemen who saw Mr. PETERS fall went to his aid. Upon examination it was found that he had broken two ribs and that his spine was injured. He was taken to his home at Lyons.
APPOINTED BY A KING
Hiram L. HUTCHENS, of Canandaigua, has been appointed representative of the Grand Lodge of Masons, of Sweden, in New York State Grand Lodge. Mr. HUTCHENS'S appointment was made by King OSCAR, of Sweden, on the suggestion of Grand Master of the State of New York William A. SUTHERLAND. The credentials, which were sent direct from the king to Mr. SUTHERLAND, for presentation to the honored recipient, bear the signature of King OSCAR, and were accompanied by a beautiful jewel, presented also by the king, who is grand master Mason of Sweden.
John H. DALY, of Canandaigua, announces himself as candidate for town collector.
The marriage of Miss Lillian A. REYNOLS and Aaron D. BEARD, both of Middlesex, will take place to-day.
Mrs. Miles Van VALKENBURG, of Lima, will be taken to the Rochester City Hospital to-day.
Yesterday the only child of ex-Post-master and Mrs. Alonso W. WILSON, of North Sparta, was buried in the Union cemetery, north of Scottsburg.
J. L. FOGARTY, a Lima groceryman, has advertised his stock and stand for sale, as he, in company with his brother and two brothers-in-law, expects to start for the Klondike the 1st of April.
Miss Mary BURGEY, of Mt. Morris, and John TOUHEY, of Rochester, were married at St. Patrick's Church, in this village, yesterday, by the Rev. Father DAY. The newly-wed couple will make their home in Rochester.
Rev. William BENSON, pastor of the English Lutheran churches at Dansville and Sparta Center, has been obliged, on account of ill health, to abandon the work at Sparta Center. The society is now without a pastor.
William ARMITAGE died at his home, two miles east of Lima, Monday night. About two years ago Mr. ARMITAGE and his wife were asphyxiated with coal gas. The wife died from the effects almost immediately. Mr. ARMITAGE has since been in poor health.
Morris RAPALEE, of Brockport, is not the only possessor of an historic five-franc piece in Western New York. G. K. WHITNEY, living near Geneseo, has a five-franc coin of 1806, which his grandfather brought to this country. Another member of the same family owns a similar coin of 1811.
Dr. J. P. ASHLEY left Lima yesterday for his new field of labor as president of Albion College. Dr. ASHLEY'S successor, B. W. HUTCHINSON, D. D., of West Virginia, will assume the duties of principal of Genesee Wesleyan Seminary next month. For the present, Professor A. C. WORKS will perform the duties of principal.
Mrs. Mary KNIGHT, wife of William KNIGHT, died yesterday morning at her residence, No. 281 Plymouth avenue, aged 66 years. Besides her husband she leaves a son, Dr. Emil KNIGHT, and one daughter, Miss Mary KNIGHT. Deceased came from Fillinger, Germany, the birthplace of the late Frederick ZIMMER. She had always been in good health up to Monday evening, when she complained of dizziness.
She soon afterwards became unconscious, and death was due to cerebral hemorrhage. The funeral will be held Thursday afternoon, and interment will be at Mt. Hope cemetery.
DEATH OF A VETERAN
Richard LOVE, of this city, died Saturday at the Soldiers' Home at Bath, Steuben county, aged 60 years. He was a member of the Thirteenth New York Volunteers, having enlisted at the breaking out of the war and serving in every battle until the regiment was disbanded in 1863. He leaves two brothers, John and James LOVE, and one sister, Mrs. William ANDERSON, of this city.
Patrick DOLAN died Monday at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. C. V. STONE, No. 89 Averill avenue, aged 67 years.
Cora E. RUSSELL died Monday night at the family residence, No. 237 Saratoga avenue, aged 22 years and 11 months. She is survived by her father and mother and one sister, Mrs. Charles FENGERLE, of Los Angeles, Cal., and two brothers, Harry and Edward J. MARSHALL, of this city. The funeral will take place to-morrow, with interment at Yates, Orleans county.
KNIGHT - Mrs. Anne Mary KNIGHT expired at 6:30 A. M. yesterday (Tuesday) morning at her residence, No. 281 Plymouth avenue, aged 66 years and 20 days. Her husband, William, son, Dr. Emil, and daughter, Mary, survive her. Deceased was a member of the Allen street German Evangelical Church.
-Funeral services will be held at the house, No. 281 Plymouth avenue, Thursday at 2:30 P. M. Interment at Mt. Hope cemetery.
DOLAN - In this city, on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 1898, Patrick DOLAN, aged 67 years.
-Funeral services will be held at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. C. V. STONE, No. 80 Averill avenue, Thursday morning at 8:30 o'clock. Chicago papers please copy.
LOVE - At the Soldier's Home in Bath on the 8th inst., Richard LOVE, of this city, in the 6oth year of his age. He was a member of the 13th N. Y. Volunteers, having enlisted in that regiment at the breaking out of the Civil war and served in every battle until that regiment was disbanded in 1863. He leaves two brothers, John and James, and a sister, Mrs. Wm. ANDERSON, of this city.
Jan. 13, 1898
The Man Killed Near Fairport Monday Was Andrew Obay, of This City
The body of the man, found in a mangled condition near the Central-Hudson tracks west of Fairport on Monday, has been fully identified as that of Andrew OBAY, of No. 124 Frankfort street, this city. The identification was completed late last night, and Coroner KLEINDIENST was apprised of the facts in the case.
The remains will be brought here this morning when a final disposition of the matter will be made by the coroner.
Andrew OBAY lived on Frankfort street with two sons, both of them young men. OBAY, himself was about 70 years old at the time of his death. He has another son living in Syracuse. For several years he has made his home intermittently in both cities. Lately, however, he has been in the habit of wandering away for days at a time, but always turned up safely at the residence of one of his sons, either in Syracuse or Rochester.
When last seen OBAY was walking along Frankfort street. He stopped for some moments and chatted with the children of a neighbor. This was on Sunday afternoon. At that time he wore a tan shoe and a rubber boot, and it was by means of this contrasting foot gear that he was identified.
Charles OBAY, the son who is a fireman at Powers hotel, went into a shoe store on State street yesterday afternoon to make a purchase, and, while waiting for the clerk, picked up a copy of the Democrat and Chronicle and began to read. He read the description of the unknown man, and at once concluded that it was his father. He left late yesterday afternoon for Fairport, where the body was laid out in the rooms of Undertaker BROWN.
Bertha SEELMAN(?) Died yesterday morning at the family residence, No. 3 Priem street, aged 22 years. She is survived by her husband, John SEEHUNN(?), her parents, one child and one brother.
CLAIM AGAINST THE STATE
Timothy MADIGAN, of Brighton, has filed a claim with the state board of claims for damages to his barn by the overflow of the Erie canal. He asks for $200 to repair the damage done by the water.
GILLIGAN - In Long Island City, on Friday, January 7, 1898, Miss Kate GILLIGAN, aged about 45 years. Three brothers, Phillip GILLIGAN, of Shortsville; Christopher, of Manchester; James of Slaterville; two sisters, Ann, of Le Roy, and Nellie, of Long Island, survive her.
-Burial at Long Island City. Miss GILLIGAN was formerly a resident of Rochester.
KNIGHT - Mrs. Anne Mary KNIGHT expired at 6:30 A. M. Tuesday morning at her residence, No. 281 Plymouth avenue, aged 66 years and 20 days. Her husband, William, son, Dr. Emil, and daughter, Mary, survive her. Deceased was a member of the Allen street German Evangelical Church.
-Funeral services will be held at the house No. 281 Plymouth avenue, to-day (Thursday) at 2:30 P. M. Interment at Mt. Hope cemetery.
Jan. 14, 1898
JOHN MARSHALL INSTANTLY KILLED
Struck by a Central-Hudson Fast Mail at Waterloo
All Warnings Vain
The Unfortunate Man Was Struck in the Head and
His Body Was Hurled One Hundred Feet— Seneca County
A frightful railroad accident occurred at Waterloo yesterday morning. As Central-Hudson fast mail trail, No. 222, was approaching the court house crossing from the west, a young man named John MARSHALL, from the town of Junius, was seen to be driving an iron gray horse to which was attached a top buggy. The flagman, James WIRES, saw MARSHALL coming, and shouted repeatedly to him and waved his flag for him to stop. The young man held up his horse for a moment, and, probably thinking that the train was not so near, started up again. Just as he got upon the crossing, the locomotive struck the forward part of his vehicle.
The unfortunate young man was struck in the head by some part of the engine and his brains were dashed out, his head being horribly mangled. His body was carried 100 feet, and left at the side of the track, close up against the semaphore pole. The horse was thrown fifty feet on the other side of the track and was instantly killed. The buggy was smashed into fragments, the running gear being hurled over into Chestnut street and the top carried beyond the semaphore pole. MARSHALL had just arrived from Junius, and was driving into town when he met his death. He was the second son of Frank MARSHALL, of Junius, and had a younger brother Bert, a clerk in the Waterloo postoffice. He was about 24 years of age. The train was under charge of Conductor DASH and Engineer COHEN. The bell was rung and the whistle sounded as the train approached the crossing.
COHEN at once applied the air brakes, stopped the train and backed up to the scene of the accident. Coroner PETERSON was summoned, and directed that the remains be removed to the morgue of Genung & Son. The body was examined. In addition to the injuries to the head, the right arm was broken and all the ribs and collar-bone on the right side were crushed in. Coroner PETERSON will hold an inquest to-morrow. A portion of the carriage was left on the front of the locomotive and carried to the station.
Miss Ida M. MILLER has returned from a visit to Canada.
Professor E. H. FERGUSON has gone to Cleveland for two weeks.
A. H. BRYAN has been appointed first sergeant of the Eighth Separate Company.
Herve D. WILKINS, assisted by several of his Buffalo pupils, will give a recital this evening in the parlors of the Church of the Messiah, Buffalo.
WOODWORTH - In this city, Thursday, January 13, 1898, at her late residence, 6 South Washington street, of pneumonia, Martha J. WOODWORTH, wife of Chauncey B. WOODWORTH, aged 72 years.
-Funeral from the residence Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Burial private.
RITTER - In this city, Thursday, January 13, 1898, at the residence of his son, Frank H. RITTER, 159 Cottage street, Ernest W. RITTER, aged 78 years.
-Funeral from the house Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock.
BLAKESLEE - At the family residence, 173 Troup street, Thursday, January 13, Nettie E., wife of Charles H. BLAKESLEE.
-Funeral from her mother's residence, Clyde, N. Y., Saturday afternoon, at 3 o'clock.
Jan. 15, 1898
WOODWORTH - In this city, Thursday, January 13, 1898, at her late residence, 6 South Washington street, of pneumonia, Martha J. WOODWORTH, wife of Chauncey B. WOODWORTH, aged 72 years.
-Funeral from the residence Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Burial private.
HAMMILL - At Lynn, Mass., Thursday, January 13, 1898, James HAMMILL, aged 39 years.
-The remains were brought to his home, No. 9 Bauer street, and the funeral will take place Sunday morning at 9:30 from the house and at 10 o'clock from Holy Apostles' Church.
RITTER - In this city, Thursday morning, January 13, 1898, at the residence of his son, Frank RITTER, No. 159 Cottage street, Ernest W. RITTER, at the age of 78 years. He came to Rochester in 1846 and has always been a resident of the old twelfth ward, but for the past few months has resided with his son on Cottage street. He is survived by a wife, three daughters, Mrs. H. SIEBERT, Mrs. H. ROGERS and Mrs. FRY; and four sons, William, Frank H., all of this city; and Charles, of Muskegon, Mich., John, of Manton, Mich., and one brother, William G. RITTER, of this city.
-Funeral services Sunday at 2 P.M.
Rochester, Monroe, NY