Rochester, Monroe, N. Y.
Democrat & Chronicle
Mar. 7, 1898
ADAMS — In this city, Friday, March 4, 1898, John H. ADAMS, in the 74th year of his age. Funeral at No. 57 South
Clinton street Monday, March 7th, at 2 o'clock in the afternoon.
DYSON — in this city, Saturday, March 5, 1898, Mrs. Mary DYSON, aged 76 years. She is survived by two daughters,
Mrs. T. B. DEMPSEY, of No. 60 Rowley street, and Mrs. Robert FITZGERALD. Funeral from the residence of her daughter,
Mrs. T. B. DEMPSEY, No. 60 Rowley street, Tuesday, March 7th, at 8:30 a.m., and from St. Mary's Church, at 9 a.m.
FITZGERALD — In this city, Saturday evening, March 5, 1898, at the family residence, No. 83 Averill avenue, Michael
H. FITZGERALD, aged 26 years. The funeral will take place Wednesday morning at 8:30 o'clock from the house, and
9 o'clock at St. Mary's Church.
MAY — Sunday morning, at No. 61 Pennsylvania avenue, John J. MAY. Funeral will take place from the house Wednesday
morning at 8:30 o'clock and from Corpus Christi Church at 9 o'clock.
BURCHARD — In this city, Saturday morning, March 5, 1898, at the family residence, No. 14 Scrantom street, Seth
BURCHARD, aged 44 years. The remains were taken to the residence of his sister, Mrs. G. F. ALBRECHT, No. 3 Evergreen
park, from which the funeral will take place Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Relatives and friends kindly invited
to funeral services. Burial will be private.
LUTHER — In this city, March 5, 1898, Jane A., relict of the late William LUTHER, aged 90 years. Funeral at 1:30
p.m., to-day, March 7th, at the residence, No. 204 Allen street. Burial private.
MORGAN — On the 2d instant, George MORGAN, in his 90th year. Relatives and friends of the family are respectfully
invited to attend the funeral services on Tuesday afternoon, the 8th instant, at 3 o'clock from the undertaking
parlors of A. W. MUDGE, No. 31 North Fitzhugh street. The burial services will be conducted by the Rev. William
C. GANNETT, of the Unitarian Church. Interment at Mt. Hope cemetery.
FRASER — At the residence of her daughter, Mrs. McLEAN, at York, N. Y., Mrs. W. FRASER, formerly of this city.
Remains will be brought to Rochester for burial. Notice of funeral hereafter.
Rochester, Monroe, N. Y.
Democrat & Chronicle
Mar. 8, 1898
The Unexpected Death of a Well-Known Resident
Charles HAHN died at 8:20 o'clock yesterday morning at his residence, No. 2 Almira street, of hemorrhage of the
stomach about ten days before, his death was not anticipated so soon.
Born in 1821 in Germany, deceased came to this country in 1848, and engaged in the leather business, in which he
continued successfully; later he associated himself with William RAMPE, forming the firm of HAHN & RAMPE at
No. 18 Mumford street.
Mr. HAHN early affiliated himself with the congregation of St. Joseph's Church, where he continued a regular and
active member. As a business man he was strictly honorable and prompt; as a citizen he was alive to promote the
welfare of the people; socially, liberal and cheerful, and in his family circle a kind and loving father. Although
well known he never sought public preferment. Besides his wife he leaves four sons and seven daughters.
Died Suddenly Last Night, at His Home, of the Grip
Alva HOBSON, aged 33 years and 5 months, died suddenly last night at the home of his parents, No. 154 Adams street,
after a sickness of eight days. Mr. THOMPSON, who was a lineman in the employ of the Bell Telephone Company, went
to Albany last Monday and was taken sick with the grip, caused by a cold. He was brought back to Rochester last
Thursday and died as stated.
Mr. HOBSON was born in Prince Edwards county, Canada, and came to Rochester in 1890. Although of a retiring disposition
he made many friends during his few years of stay here. He leaves his parents, one brother and three sisters.
FUNERAL OF O. H. STROWGER
The funeral of Orville H. STROWGER, a veteran of the late war, will be held this afternoon at 2 o'clock at St.
Mark's Episcopal Church. The service will be attended by several Grand Army organizations and the members of the
W. T. SHERMAN command, U. V. U., will meet at the church at 1:30 o'clock, corner of Hudson and Hollister streets.
Frederick TURPIN, aged 62 years, died yesterday at Brighton.
Curtis F. VAN DUSEN, aged 75 years, died Sunday at his home, No. 13 Myrtle street.
Susan GILBERT, wife of Thomas GILBERT, died yesterday at the family home, No. 363 University avenue, aged 46 years.
The remains of Clark N. FULTON, aged 87 years, who died yesterday in Alden, will be brought to this city for interment.
The deceased leaves one son, Francis B. FULTON, and one daughter, Helen M. FULTON. The late Levi S. FULTON was
a brother of the deceased.
CAUSED BY CARELESSNESS
Fatal Fall of a Canal Bridge at Utica yesterday
Utica, March 7 — POTTER's bridge crossing the Erie canal at Whitesboro street, this city, fell shortly after 9
o'clock this morning and a party of carpenters and laborers, who were at work upon its floor, were thrown twenty
feet to the bottom of the canal. Philip YOST, a laborer, was killed, John WINGEDORF was so dangerously injured
that his recovery is doubtful. Several other men are slightly injured.
The bridge was to be removed to make way for a new structure. It was condemned by state officials early last spring,
but has been used since till about two weeks ago. Then trouble commenced to develop in one of the foundations on
account of quick sand which had been uncovered in the process of deepening the canal. Meantime, an appropriation
had been made for a new bridge and the work of removing the old structure had commenced.
The accident was due to carelessness. There were no braces placed under the bridge to hold it when the trusses
were removed and the men stood upon the bridge floor apparently at ease, while the carpenters unhooked the bolts
and rods which were the sustaining part of the structure. Finally there was one bolt left to loosen and when the
foreman hit the bolt a blow the structure went down like a shot.
FATHER AND DAUGHTER DROWNED
Toronto, Ont., March 7 — Thomas McDONALD and daughter, aged 18, were drowned late Saturday night while attempting
to cross in a small boat from the island to the city. When half over the boat filled with water and went down.
Attorney George E. SPRING has made a settlement with the town of Ischun, of an action for the payment of $2,000
to Fred E. PIXLEY, who some time ago drove off an unguarded bridge and sustained a fractured wrist. The settlement
cost the town $500.
John M. LEE, the young Klondiker, returned home from New York yesterday where he and his attorney, E. H. WAKEMAN,
have been negotiating a sale of claims.
The judicial settlement of the account of James COMPTON, of Middleport, as executor of the Bruce S. HOAG will,
will be held at the surrogate's office, in Lockport, April 6th.
Henry REIKER, who lives some distance south of Middleport, a brother of Mrs. Frank PAGE, of the village, was aboard
the ill-fated Maine at Havana and is numbered among the lost.
A. S. DELANO, of Middleport, has been restored to his former position of deputy commissioner of agriculture. His
resignation was accepted about a year ago, soon after Governor BLACK's election.
DEATH OF DAVID H. NORTON
David H. NORTON died at Friendship yesterday morning aged 67 years. He had resided in Friendship fifty years, and
had been deputy sheriff or under sheriff of Allegheny county for fifteen years. He is survived by a wife and six
grown up children. He was a brother of Hon. S. M. NORTON, of Friendship, and was well known in every section of
the county. The funeral will be held at Friendship to-morrow.
CHEESE FACTORY BURNED
The Clarkville cheese factory at Bolivar owned by Hon. M. M. CONGDON, was burned Sunday night. The factory was
valued at $1,500, and insured for $900. Dean CONGDON had moved into the rooms on the second floor, and was getting
ready to open the factory. His goods, valued at $600, were burned with no insurance. The family barely escaped
being roasted to death. A defective chimney caused the trouble.
Dases Up Before Justice Coyne in Court at Geneseo Yesterday
Livingston county court convened yesterday at Geneseo, Hon. Edward P. COYNE presiding.
Allison PHELPS was arraigned on a charge of attempting to wreck a train of cars by piling up rails on the D. L.
& W. , railroad. PHELPS pleaded guilty to the charge, and was sentenced to the Monroe County Penitentiary for
John ROWAN was arraigned on the charge of committing a misdemeanor. ROWAN plead guilty, and sentence was suspended.
The case of Ella L. WILLIAMS against Jesse SNYDER, a civil action, was next called.
The trial of the indictment against John L. SCOTT, ex-superintendent of the poor of Livingston county, was set
down for March 14th.
The trial of the indictment against ex-County Treasurer James B. HAMPTON will follow.
The petition for the probate of the will of Andrew J. BACKUS was received and letters of administration were granted.
UNOCCUPIED HOUSE BURNED
The dwelling house of C. R. HASSELL, about one-half mile south of the village of Springwater, burned early yesterday
morning before daylight. The house was unoccupied at the time but contained a quantity of furniture. The cause
of the fire is unknown at present, but is supposed to be incendiary. There was no insurance.
Mrs. John B. KAVANAUGH, an old and respected resident of Livonia, died at her home yesterday.
School Commissioner J. D. SULLIVAN will hold teachers' examinations in the union school, Livonia, March 10 and
Quite an exciting runaway occurred Saturday morning on the road leading from the Erie station to Springwater village.
A horse attached to a road cart, driven by Samuel JOHNSON, took fright just above the Erie depot, and started down
the hill. Mr. JOHNSON was thrown out, and the horse ran down past the depot towards the village until it collided
with a load of potatoes. The cart was demolished and the horse thrown into the ditch, where it was captured. Besides
a few bruises neither horse nor driver were injured.
Alvin Sayre, of Cato, Held to the Grand Jury on the charge of Kidnapping
Alvin D. SAYRE, of Cato, who was captured in the month of January on the charge of kidnapping his little girl who
is in the custody of his wife, and placed in the Weedsport jail, from which he escaped, was again taken Friday
night in Waterloo by Constable John KICK, who has been in pursuit of SAYRE since his escape from jail. At the time
of his escape he was very sick, and his doctor said he must not be left alone. A boy of 16 was given a key and
stayed in the jail with him. During the night SAYRE got up and taking the key away from the boy let himself out.
SAYRE was taken before a magistrate Saturday noon, charged with assault and battery on the person of his wife,
who is a daughter of John STARKS, of Cato. SAYRE was remanded to the county jail at Auburn to await the action
of the grand jury.
Roger DOOHAN, the 8-year-old son of Frank DOOHAN, at Waterloo, was badly scalded, Saturday afternoon, by the upsetting
of a kettle of boiling water on the kitchen range.
John LOWDEN died at his home in Waterloo, Sunday night, aged 92 years. He had been chaplain of Seneca Lodge, F.
and A. M., for many years and was a worthy member of the Presbyterian Church.
The funeral services of Levant C. McINTYRE, of Batavia, the late president of the First National Bank of Batavia,
were held at his home yesterday afternoon, Rev. H. R. FANCHER, of Batavia, and the Rev. W. J. McKITTRICK, of Buffalo,
officiated. The bearers were the Hon. H. F. TARBOX, T. F. WOODWARD, R. T. HOWARD, F. B. GLEASON, Henry CRAFT and
Edwin COX. All of the banks of the village were closed.
THE DEATH OF HAWKINS WAS ACCIDENTAL
A jury impaneled by Coroner KLEINDIENST rendered a verdict of accidental death at the inquest held in the case
of Samuel HAWKINS, who fell from a scaffolding in front of the Hotel Eggleston, on East Main street, and who died
from his injuries at the Homeopathic Hospital six hours later. HAWKINS sustained a compound fracture of the right
arm and a fracture of the skull. The shock alone was sufficient to cause death, as the victim was a man advanced
in years. HAWKINS was married, a mason by trade and lived at No. 2 Ashland street. The funeral will be held this
afternoon at 1:30 o'clock from the morgue chapel.
A QUESTION OF VERACITY
Charles AMES alleges that a week ago last Sunday Thomas COLLINS filched one of his coats, but the latter comes
to time with a direct denial. At any rate, AMES had COLLINS arrested, and Tom was arraigned in police court yesterday
morning. He told the court that he had purchased the coat from a young man, after which he disposed of it to Reuben
JACOBSON, a second-hand dealer at No. 55 Frost street. COLLINS said that if he was given time enough he could secure
witnesses by whom he could establish an alibi. Judge ERNST adjourned the case to this morning so as to give him
a show for his white alley.
CASE AGAINST THE BOYS HELD OPEN
Frank GOHEEN, aged 16 years, and Jacob KOEHLER, 19 years old, who engaged in a street brawl at the corner of East
Main and South Water streets shortly before 9 o'clock Sunday evening, and who were arrested by Officer MEHLE, pleaded
guilty when they were arraigned in police court yesterday morning. Upon their promising to behave themselves in
the future, they were released from custody, Judge ERNST, however, holding the case open.
FARLEY FINED FOR DISORDERLY CONDUCT
Edward FARLEY, arrested at the corner of East Main and North St. Paul streets, Sunday evening at 7 o'clock, on
the charge of drunkenness and committing a disturbance, pleaded guilty, in police court yesterday morning, and
Judge ERNST sentenced him to the M. C. P., for thirty days, as FARLEY was unable to pay the fine of $5 first imposed
DIED FROM A HEMORRHAGE
Seth BERCHARD died suddenly Saturday night at the family residence, No. 14 Scrantom street, aged 44 years. The
man had been ill with consumption for a long time, and was seized with a hemorrhage. Coroner KLEINDIENST was notified,
and granted a certificate of death in accordance with the circumstances.
INFANT DIED OF CONVULSIONS
Coroner KLEINDIENST received a call to the residence of Thomas ERROLL, No. 59 Frankfort street, yesterday morning.
Ellen L. ERROLL, an infant but 19 days' old, had died suddenly from convulsions. The coroner granted a certificate
of death from natural causes.
WIFE BEATER SENTENCED
Judge Ernst Sent Charles Reickert to the Penitentiary for One Year.
Charles REICKERT was a very downhearted man when he left the police court room yesterday afternoon in the custody
of an officer, who took the man to the penitentiary, where he will remain for a year in confinement. The man, although
an old offender and therefore accustomed to the environment of Superintendent WEBSTER's boarding house, was almost
overcome when he was sentenced by Judge ERNST. He was charged with wife beating. His wife, a pale frail woman,
about 25 years of age, informed the court that her husband, who is a worthless fellow, had ill-treated her for
the past few months.
The family live at No. 49 Frankfort street, and there are several children. RICKERT had been in the employ of the
city but lost his job because of his drinking habits. His wife was obliged to work in order to provide for the
family necessities, and REICKERT made her give him part of her scant earnings in order that he might purchase liquor.
The wife seemed almost heart-broken to be obliged to testify against her husband.
About two weeks ago he put her out of the house at midnight, and repeated the offense at later periods. On Thursday
of last week the man made her go out of the house at 1 o'clock in the morning to get him a pail of beer. When she
told him that she had no money he struck her. She then went to her sister-in-law's and borrowed enough money with
which to get the beer. She became tired of this life, and accordingly, last Friday, swore out a warrant for the
He was captured Friday evening. He had gone to his home in the afternoon and taken the baby to his mother's. Before
leaving her there he took off the infant's shoes and then headed for the nearest pawnshop where he pawned the tiny
shoes. With this money he was able to purchase more liquor, and when he was locked up he was on the verge of delirium
REICKERT told the court that his wife was lying. He admitted that he had once or twice handled her a little roughly,
but he had never struck her, he said. He added that his wife was jealous of him. In sentencing the man, Judge ERNST
said: "You have no redeeming features in your make-up, as it seems that you get drunk, beg money and abuse
your wife." He then committed him to the penitentiary for one year.
The recently adopted train indicators of the Central-Hudson have now been placed in all the leading hotels of this
city, and in several of the restaurants. They have proved to be very useful to the patrons of the road.
Among the railroad men to visit Rochester yesterday were Clare HARTIGAN, traveling passenger agent of the Rome,
Watertown & Ogdensburg; Robert PAINE, traveling passenger agent of the Nickel Plate, and George EIGHMY, traveling
passenger agent of the Great Northern.
MATTHEW LALLY IS HELD
Matthew J. LALLY, of No. 75 Glasgow street, who was arrested Sunday by United States Deputy Marshal SCHOLL on the
charge of violating the postal laws in sending an obscene letter to another resident of Rochester, was examined
yesterday morning before Commissioner GILBERT, after which he was held for the federal grand jury, which sits at
Utica next Tuesday.
CAR STRUCK A MILK WAGON
A milk wagon sent out by T. McMANN, of South avenue, was run into yesterday morning at 6:30 o'clock by trolley
car No. 290 while in front of the city barns on Exchange street, and nearly one hundred quarts of milk were spilled.
The motorman said that he rang his gong and that the milkman did not turn out.
MAN HAD A FIT
The City Hospital ambulance was called to the corner of Exchange and Troup streets about 1:15 o'clock yesterday
afternoon. David WILEY had fallen to the sidewalk in a fit. He was taken to the hospital, and after he had remained
there several hours he was able to go to his home, No. 82 South Fitzhugh street.
HIGHT — In this city, Friday, March 4, 1898, at the family residence, No. 116 Avenue B. William HIGHT. He is survived
by two sons and two daughters. — Funeral Wednesday morning at 8:30 o'clock from the house, and at 9 o'clock from
St. Bridget's Church.
MOORE — In this city, Monday, March 7, 1898, at No. 363 University avenue, Susie GILBERT, wife of Thomas MOORE,
aged 46 years.
ARNOLD — In this city, Sunday, March 6, 1898, at the Hahnemann hospital, Philip ARNOLD, aged 49 years. — Funeral
to-day (Tuesday) from his residence on State street at 2:30 o'clock and at 3:30 o'clock from St. Andrew's Church.
Interment at Mt. Hope. Burial in charge of Temple Lodge, I.O.O.F.
TURPIN — In Brighton, N. Y., Frederick TURPIN, aged 62 years.
FULTON — In Alden, N. Y., Monday, March 7, 1898, Clark N. FULTON, father of Francis B. FULTON and Helen M. FULTON,
and brother of the late Levi S. FULTON, aged 87 years, 11 months and 27 days. — Burial at Mt. Hope Wednesday, March
9th, from Erie railway train arriving at 10:45 a.m.
FRASER — At York, Livingston county, Sunday, March 6, 1898, Mrs. William FRASER, widow of the late William FRASER,
aged 60 years. — Funeral this (Tuesday) afternoon, at 1:30 o'clock from the residence of her daughter, No. 175
AHERNS — In this city, Monday, March 7, 1898, at 3 p.m., Freddie, infant son of William and Mary AHREN'S. — Funeral
will take place Wednesday at 2 p.m., from the residence, No. 313 Clifford street. Relatives and friends kindly
HOBSON — In this city, Monday, March 7, 1898, at the residence of his parents, No. 154 Adams street, Alva HOBSON
aged 33 years. — Notice of funeral hereafter.