Rochester, Monroe, NY
Democrat & Chronicle
Fri Nov 11, 1898
SLAUGHTER OF NEGROES
A Bloody Battle In A South Carolina Town
Whites Also Killed
A Long and Growing List of Dead and Wounded
A Fight At The Polls
Ten or Twelve Negroes and Two White Men Dead and Others Mortally
Wounded - Posses Scouring the Country About Greenwood for More Victims
Washington, Nov. 10 - A special to the Post from Greenwood, S. C., says:
Five negroes lay dead at Rehobeth all day, along the roadside, another was killed to-day and likely four others are dead and lost in the woods. One white man was buried, three others lie at the point of death and more have been wounded. Four heads of families have left the country and armed troops of countrymen are scouring the country hunting other victims. All of this the outcome of an election row. Following is a list of the dead and wounded:
J. I. ETHERIDGE, white, killed at polls.
Thomas TOLBERT, white, mortally wounded at same time.
Wade Hampton McKINNEY
Lem JACKSON, all colored, killed yesterday
Essex HARRISON and Ben COLLINS, colored, killed to-day.
Sidney TOLBERT, 15 years old, dangerously wounded: John R. TOLBERT, white, collector of the port at Charleston and chairman of the Republican state legislative committee, wounded: Stuart MILLER, white, mortally wounded in head; Crewell FLEMING, white, shot in shoulder; M. J. YOUNGER, shot in foot; Cleave ARMSTRONG, who tried to protect the negroes, shot in the neck.
In addition to these, two and likely four negroes are supposed to be dead in the woods near where the five bodies lay to-day. The trouble was precipitated on election day when 200 or 300 negroes at the polls opened a fusillade against the store in which the voting was going on. In this fight ETHERIDGE was killed and TOLBERT wounded.
The second occasion for provocation was that a party hunting the slayers of ETHERIDGE was fired into, one MILLER fatally wounded and FLEMING badly hurt.
The incident of the day was the killing of Essex HARRISON. Down the road came a squad of mounted cavalrymen with HARRISON marching ahead, with guns and rifles drawn on him. Fifteen men lined up on the roadside. The negro was put out in the road and told to go toward the pile of four dead negroes. He started, there was a ring of rifles and HARRISON pitched forward dead. HARRISON, it is alleged, was a member of the crowd that killed ETHERIDGE.
The whites are particularly incensed against all the TOLBERTS, and hold them responsible for the trouble. A party went to kill Tom TOLBERT, but someone prevailed on the hot-heads not to kill a wounded and dying man. John R. TOLBERT, collector of the port at Charleston, and Joe TOLBERT left the country. Ezra TOLBERT is quartered with friends. His son was shot, and this, with the plea that he is a non-partisan, and has nine children and a wife, has saved him from death. A committee waited on J. W. TOLBERT, assistant postmaster at McCORMICK'S, and ordered him to get out of that town. He left.
The TOLBERTS are of good family, made fine Southern soldiers, and have been Republicans since the war. Eight negroes have been lynched within two weeks' time in neighboring counties.
Ben COLLINS, colored was killed to-night near Phoenix. He said to have fired one pistol shot into the polling place and reached for another weapon.
Charleston, S. C., Nov. 10 - A special to the News and Courier from Greenwood, S. C., says: News has just been received that the mob lynched another negro near Phoenix this afternoon at 5 o'clock. His name was Jeff DARLING and he was implicated in the election riot and the killing of ETHRIDGE.
Miss Jessie Crump, of Pittsford, and Ira Ward, of Rochester, Wed.
An informal social affair took place last evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Shelly G. CRUMP, of Pittsford, the occasion being the marriage of their eldest daughter, Miss Jessie Agnes CRUMP, and Ira Luther WARD, of Rochester. The bride is popular in Pittsford and Rochester and is a graduate of the Rochester Free Academy. The groom is a well-known young attorney of Rochester, who formerly resided in Pittsford. The decorations in the house were of red and green and consisted of ground pine, vines, carnations and bitter sweet. The ceremony was performed in the drawing room, in front of a mantel banked with potted ferns, palms, floral decorations in red, and candelabra with red shades. The bride wore a gown of ivory white corded poplin-trimmed with gathered satin ribbon and lace. Her flowers were bride roses and her only jewelry was a brooch to which was attached a little cross, the special pin of the circle of King's Daughters, of which the bride is an active and influential member. Rev. George H. GOMPH, pastor of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, of Pittsford, performed the ceremony.
About forty quests were present. Among those from out of town were: Mr. and Mrs. James PRATT, of Albany; Mr. and Mrs. Stephen WARREN, Mr. and Mrs. E. H. NOBLE, Miss Helen PHELPS, Mr. and Mrs. SEARCH, Miss Esther PRINGLE and Irving CRUMP, of Rochester, Mr. and Mrs. WARD went to Rochester last evening, where they will reside at No. 9 Tremont place, and will be at home to their friends after December 1st.
ANOTHER SUICIDE ON CORNING'S LIST
A Dose of Poison Ended Frank Williams's Woes Yesterday
Found By His Wife
It is Believed That Despondency Over Wrong Doing and Family Troubles
Prompted the Rash Act.
Frank A. WILLIAMS, aged about 45 years, of Corning, was found dead yesterday morning, as the result of swallowing the contents of a bottle of laudanum.
WILLIAMS lately went from Dundee and secured work in the Fall Brook shops. Sunday he told his wife that he was going to Palmyra where he once lived, to bury his mother. She thought this strange as she remembered that he buried his mother at the time of their marriage about five years ago, and she feared that something was wrong with him. Wednesday night he told his wife that he would go up town to the Republican rally. About 10:30 o'clock he returned and went to his bedroom, where he slept alone. Yesterday morning the wife arose to get breakfast, and, going into his room, discovered her husband lying on the bed in a peculiar way. She stepped over to him and touched his hand, which was cold. Then she became alarmed and called in some neighbors, who immediately summoned a doctor. The physician declared that the man had been dead some hours. On a stand near the bed was an empty glass and a paper containing a powder. In the dead man's vest was found an empty laudanum bottle.
Upon investigation it was found that WILLIAMS had gone to Terbell's pharmacy in the fifth ward, and wakened W. H. RUDY, telling him he had a sick horse and desired some laudanum. WILLIAMS purchased an ounce of the drug. Mrs. WILLIAMS is inclined to believe that her husband had a wife and family in Palmyra. Coroner GOFF ordered an autopsy performed yesterday by Dr. C. W. HOYT, Dr. BOTTEN and Dr. T. A. McNAMARA. Coroner GOFF will hold an inquest, after he is positive just what poison was used, although it is known by analysis now that laudanum was the drug. The case is a peculiar one, and has some mystery surrounding it.
Many believe that WILLIAMS became despondent over the alleged fact of having two families and feared a revelation. There is no known reason why he should commit so rash an act, as he had steady employment and earned fairly good wages.
--A reception, given Rev. W. I. JONES at the Methodist parsonage, North Cohocton, Wednesday evening, was largely attended.
--The installation of Rev. Evan R. EVANS took place Wednesday evening at the First Presbyterian Church, Atlanta. Rev. Hezekiah WEBSTER, of Howard, moderator of Steuben presbytery, presided. Rev. Charles N. FIRST, of Bath, preached the sermon. The moderator gave the charge to the pastor, and Rev. S. W. PRATT, of Campbell, who has supplied the church for the past eight months, gave the charge to the people.
THIRTY DAYS FOR AN OLD OFFENDER
Patrick McCARTHY was arrested for drunkenness on Exchange street Wednesday night by Officer MULDOON. In police court yesterday morning Judge ERNST recognized him as an old offender, and fined him $5. McCARTHY had no money, and so took the alternative of thirty days in the penitentiary.
--Solomon COHN, of No. 17 Oxford street, died yesterday in this city, aged 74 years.
--Mary LYNCH died Thursday at the home of her aunt, Mrs. Charles McCORMICK, No. 363 Troup street, aged 51 years.
--John MONAHAN died Wednesday in this city, aged 39 years. He leaves his wife, two sons, mother, one sister, Mary, and two brothers, William and Mack, all of this city.
--Mrs. Julia LEO, wife of Patrick LEO, died at the family home, No. 129 Orange street, Thursday, aged 68 years. Besides her husband she leaves two sons, Dennis and Daniel LEO, and two daughters, Mrs. John U. SCHROTH and Miss Mary LEO, all of this city.
FOUND TO BE INSANE
After hearing the issues of fact in the matter of application for a committee of the property of Louisa M. LUCKE, alleged to be insane, a county court jury yesterday decided that the woman is not of sane mind, and so rendered its verdict. J. R. WEBSTER appeared as attorney for William LUCKE, who made the application.
COHN - In this city, Thursday, Nov. 10, 1898, after a brief illness, Solomon COHN, aged 74 years.
-Funeral services will be held at his late residence, No. 17 Oxford street, on Sunday, Nov. 13th, at 10:30 A. M.
KRIEG - In this city, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 1898, Andrew KRIEG, aged 53 years.
-Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from his late residence, No. 22 Oakman street. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Interment at Mt. Hope cemetery.
SALZWEDEL - In this city, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 1898, Wilhelmina, wife of William SALZWEDEL, aged 53 years.
-Funeral services will be held from her late residence, No. 26 Boston park, this (Friday) afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, Rev. J. F. W. HELMKAMP officiating. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Interment at Mt. Hope cemetery.
LEO - In this city Wednesday, at the family residence, No. 129 Orange street, Mrs. Julia LEO, wife of Patrick LEO, aged 68 years. Besides her husband she leaves two sons, Dennis and Daniel LEO, and two daughters, Mrs. John U. SCHROTH and Miss Mary LEO, all of this city.
-Funeral at the residence Saturday morning at 8:30 o'clock, and at St. Patrick's Cathedral at 9 o'clock.
Rochester, Monroe, NY
Democrat & Chronicle
Sat Nov 12, 1898
DEMAY - FARMAN - Thursday evening, November 10, 1898, Rina MEMAY, of Brighton, and Miss Jennie FARMAN of Greece, at the home of the bride's parents, in Greece.
COHN - In this city, Thursday, Nov. 10, 1898, after a brief illness, Solomon COHN, aged 74 years.
-Funeral services will be held at his late residence, No. 17 Oxford street, on Sunday, Nov. 13th, at 10:30 A. M.
--George W. HENDERSON died at his home, No. 6 Bloss street, yesterday morning, aged 75 years.
--Margaret, wife of Paul LEDEBUR, died yesterday at the family home, No. 44 Catherine street, aged 42 years.
--Charles H. WELCH died yesterday morning at the home of his parents, Michael and Margaret WELCH, No. 28 Second street, aged 31 years. Besides his parents he leaves two brothers, Edward and John WELCH, and one sister, Miss Katie WELCH.
--Mrs. Frances R. SCHREIER, wife of Joseph SCHREIER, died suddenly at the family residence, No. 76 Orange street, last evening, aged 56 years. She is survived by her husband, four sons, Joseph A. SCHREIER, George J. SCHREIER, William H. SCHREIER and Charles H. SCHREIER, and one daughter, Frances M. SCHREIER.
DEMAY - FARMAN
Rene DEMAY, of Brighton, and Miss Jennie FARMAN, of Greece, were married on Thursday evening at the home of the bride's parents. About thirty guests witnessed the ceremony. George FARMAN, of Brighton, was best man, and Miss Lizzie FARMAN, a cousin of the bride, was bridesmaid. Among the out-of-town guests were Mr. and Mrs. JOHNS, of this city.
Jacob KOEHLER was arrested yesterday afternoon by Detective SWANTON on the charge of petit larceny in stealing $8 from L. R. WEBBER. WEBBER runs a meat market, and KOEHLER worked for him. WEBBER alleged that KOEHLER had appropriated the money from collections.
BRAKEMAN WILEY INJURED
Ernest E. WILEY, brakeman on the Central-Hudson railroad, was seized with a hemorrhage Thursday while braking and fell from the top of a freight car. He was not dangerously injured and was taken to his home, No. 44 Parsells avenue, where he is resting comfortably.
THE ARLINGTON HOUSE CHIMNEY
A still alarm at 10:15 o'clock last night called hose No. 1 and the Front street chemical to the Arlington hotel, on South St. Paul street, where a chimney had become filled with soot and caught fire. A few minutes' work put out the blaze.
Rochester, Monroe, NY
Democrat & Chronicle
Sun Nov 13, 1898
CRUSHED HIS FOOT
Accident to a Railroad Man at Le Roy Last Evening.
Le Roy, Nov. 12 - John J. O'NEIL, of Warsaw, who is employed as a brakeman on the Buffalo, Rochester & Pittsburg railroad, was badly injured near the station in this place about 7 o'clock this evening. He was working on the gravel train, and, stepping from the car, his right foot was caught beneath the wheels and crushed.
Dr. F. L. STONE, the company's physician, was called and temporarily dressed the wound, but it is believed that amputation will be necessary. The injured man was taken to Rochester by special train.
TRIAL OF MRS. BOTKIN
San Francisco, Nov. 12 - The date of the trial of Mrs. Cordelia BOTKIN, accused of the murder of Mrs. John P. DUNNING, of Dover, Del., by means of a box of poisoned candy, sent through the mails has been set for December 5th. The indictment charging her with the crime was read to her to-day, and she pleaded not guilty. Chief of Police LEES has prepared a strong case against the accused woman and is convinced she will be convicted.
HURLED TO DEATH
Ithaca, N. Y., Nov. 12 - A bridge spanning a cut through the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western railroad runs, three miles from this city, collapsed this evening, under the weight of a traction engine, which fell thirty feet to the tracks below. John LEE and Fred BUSH were carried down with the engine, BUSH being killed, while LEE was severely scalded and is now at the point of death in the City Hospital here.
Death of John M. McNair, a Prominent Lawyer of Livingston County.
Dansville, Nov. 12 - Citizens of Dansville were shocked this afternoon by the report that John M. McNAIR, of that place, had committed suicide. Mr. McNAIR resided a short distance out of town, and it was rumored that his body had been found in the Canaseraga creek near his home. Inquiry proved the report to be true. The body was discovered shortly after 3 o'clock, hardly five hours having elapsed since he had been greeted on the main street of this town by many acquaintances.
At 9 o'clock this morning Mr. McNAIR came down town on business errands. At 11 o'clock he was seen passing through the fields at the rear of his residence, and at noon, when he failed to appear at dinner, a search was made for him in that direction with no results. Later his people became anxious and began a thorough investigation of the near-by woods and Canaseraga creek, only to be horrified by the discovery of his body in an eddy of the stream.
Coroner PERINE was summoned and viewed the remains, which were afterward removed to the late residence of the deceased. It cannot be told how or why the deed was done. The body was clad in a business suit and overcoat, only the hat missing. In the pockets was a considerable sum of money together with law papers and letters, but with no possible clew as to whether the act was premedicated or an accident.
John M. McNAIR was a prominent member of the Livingston county bar, well known in this and neighboring counties and Rochester, where he transacted considerable business. Some years ago he was married to a daughter of the late Isaac HAMPTON, of Ossian. His wife survives him. The deceased was an Odd Fellow and a member of the Dansville Tent of the K. O. T. M.
DEATHS AT MT. MORRIS
Aged Woman Suicides -- John G. Forrest Dropped Dead.
Mt. Morris, Nov. 12 - Mrs. Caroline TALLMAN, aged 70 years, and an old resident of this town, was found dead in her bed by her sister this morning, having committed suicide by taking chloroform. Mrs. TALLMAN left a note stating that her health was poor and that she feared that she was becoming a burden to her relatives. The note also directed the disposition of her small personal property. Dr. F. J. BOWEN, coroner, was summoned.
John G. FORREST, another old resident, dropped dead this afternoon at his home on Murray street, of heart disease. Mr. FORREST had been busily engaged at work about his premises during the morning and after dinner went to the barn to hitch up his horse preparatory to driving to his farm in Groveland, when death came to him. He was highly respected, and was a member of the Presbyterian Church. He is survived by a wife and two daughters, Mrs. Henry SWAN, of Groveland, and Miss Hattie FORREST, of this village.
HOUSES BLOWN UP
Dynamite Freely Used - Religious Friends at Wilkesbarre.
Wilkesbarre, Pa., Nov. 12 - There was a dastardly attempt last night to blow up two households with dynamite at Duryea, near here. Fortunately, no one was injured, but three buildings were badly damaged.
The victims of the attempt are Adam DARTUSSKA, one of the wealthiest Poles in this region, and the Rev. Father ORIONSKI, pastor of the Holy Rectory Catholic Church.
As the DARTUSSKA family was retiring, a heavy explosion occurred at the foundation of the building. It broke all the windows and shook down most of the plaster. While the crowd was looking at the wrecked house, another explosion was heard. This was at the house of Father ORIONSKI, and there the porch was torn to pieces and the front windows broken, while in the church adjoining three valuable memorial windows were destroyed. Religious troubles are said to be the cause.
CRUSHED TO DEATH IN A TRAGIC MANNER
John W. Wanamaker, Alias Rogers, Was Working in a Trench.
Stone Fell Upon Him
His Companion Was Injured - Not Much is Known of the Dead Man,
who Gave Different Names - Stayed at the Rescue Mission.
Two weeks ago a man of middle age walked into the Rescue Mission and was among those who stood up during the meeting and asked for prayers. He said he was a stranger in the city and that his name was WANAMAKER. Last night his body lay at the public morgue. Not much is known of the man, and his identity will probably ever remain a mystery.
The Rochester Gas & Electric Company was in need of extra labor for the construction of a deep trench in which is to be built a retaining wall for its large electric plant on the banks of the river just below the lower falls. Yesterday morning, WANAMAKER and William La MONTE applied for and secured work. About 3 o'clock in the afternoon both men were working in the trench, which had been excavated to a depth of forty feet, when a large stone became dislodged above and fell.
The stone struck WANAMAKER on the chest and crushed him in a horrible manner. La MONTE'S left hand was crushed and he suffered intense pain. WANAMAKER was moaning, and La MONTE called for help, which was at once forthcoming. The men were with difficulty pulled up to the level by means of ropes, and then a hurry call was sent to the Homeopathic Hospital. WANAMAKER was taken to the hospital, but died after he had been there a few minutes. Coroner KLEINDIENST was notified and he took charge of the body.
The stone that struck WANAMAKER weighed several hundred pounds, and it pinioned him to the bottom of the pit. He was severely crushed, and death was inevitable. La MONTE had his hand dressed by a physician living near the electric plant. He stayed at the Rescue Mission last night. He is also a stranger in the city. The Coroner will make an investigation of the case before deciding upon an autopsy.
Who WANAMAKER was and where he came from is not known. All that is known is that he went to the Rescue Mission and obtained a lodging one night about two weeks ago. He then told Superintendent HINES that his name was WANAMAKER. A week later he went to the mission and then said his name was ROGERS. Thursday night he was again at the mission, and then said that WANAMAKER was his name. The dead man is about 40 years old, and looked as if he had done severe manual labor before coming to this city.
MRS. SUTTON WANTS A DIVORCE
Former Rochester Woman Alleges Cruel Treatment by Her Husband.
Mrs. Charles E. SUTTON, nee Miss Amber M. SMITH, formerly of this city and now living in New York, made a motion through her attorneys before Justice DAVY in special term yesterday, for alimony and counsel fees, pending an action in separation which she intends to bring against her husband, who is also known in Rochester by reason of former residence here. The couple were married here in September, 1897, and removed to New York, where Mrs. SUTTON secured a position with a theatrical company.
According to Mrs. SUTTON'S complaint, her marital troubles began in June last, when she wanted to pay a visit to her home in this city, which plan was objected to by her husband. She finally came to Rochester and later began an action for separation, placing her affairs in the hands of Attorney Leslie HULBERT. Two weeks ago, she says, her husband wrote for her to come to New York, where he had secured another position for her with a theatrical company. After her arrival, she alleges, SUTTON induced her to sign papers which she believes were prejudicial to her case, and that he had no intention of settling their troubles, having already instructed his lawyer to serve papers relative to a change of venue from Monroe to New York county.
Some of the allegations made by Mrs. SUTTON against her husband are that he was very jealous and was cruel in his treatment of her. William MORAN, a New York lawyer, appeared for SUTTON yesterday and applied for a change of venue and requested that final argument be postponed for two weeks. Justice DAVY took the papers and gave Mr. MORAN a week in which to prepare the necessary affidavits, denying the motion for a change of venue, with $10 costs.
THE PLYMOUTH STABLES
Near Plymouth avenue canal bridge, so long managed by E. F. HIGGINS, have been purchased by Mr. T. G. THOMPSON, Jr., of Oswego, who will give undivided attention to the business, including careful livery service and especially the boarding of horses. The equipment of the stables is up-to-date in every way and as Mr. THOMPSON is a practical and experienced horseman, he hopes to retain the old patrons of the stables besides making many new customers. No effort will be spared to give the most satisfactory service. Telephone 653.
AWAKENED BY FIRE
Occupants of Strasenburgh Building on West Avenue Had an Exciting Time
Mrs. Thomas J. CASHMAN, who was sitting up with her sick husband, smelled smoke in the Strasenburgh building, at No. 400 West avenue, about 3 o'clock yesterday morning. Going out into the hallway, Mrs. CASHMAN discovered that there was a fire in the building. She hastened to the room where slept the janitor and told him of her discovery. She ran back to her apartments, and, assisting her husband, escaped to the street with him.
There were fourteen families in the building and all did not fare so well as Mrs. CASHMAN. Some of them fled from the building into the cold night air attired in only their night clothing. One aged woman fainted from fright and had to be carried from the building by her son.
The janitor of the building had meanwhile notified Officer KLEISLEY, who was on his way to headquarters. The officer turned in an alarm from box No. 324, which was only a block away. The firemen located the flames in the rear part of the grocery of J. L. WENTWORTH, on the ground floor of the building. The flames had not obtained much headway and were quickly brought under control. The grocery stock was considerably damaged, while the building, which was erected only a year ago, suffered but little damage. The entire loss was about $1,000, fully covered by insurance.
Though Mr. and Mrs. William W. TOWNER narrowly escaped suffocation, no fatalities attended the fire. However, one fireman was injured after the flames had been extinguished. As truck No. 3, from the Lyell avenue house, was turning around, Michael DALY, a ladderman, slipped while trying to jump on one of the side steps. He fell to the pavement with such force as to render him unconscious. The ambulance of St. Mary's Hospital made the shortest run of its history in response to a call sent in by Chief LITTLE.
DALY was taken to the hospital, where he soon recovered consciousness. The surgeons were obliged to take several stitches in the scalp, where there was a severe wound. The head was also badly bruised and lacerated. DALY will be confined to the hospital several days, as his injuries, although not serious, are very painful. DALY is 40 years old, married and lives at No. 6 Murray street.
ACCUSED OF LARCENY
Ray E. Ellsworth Charged With Stealing a Large Amount of Furniture
Detective McDONALD arrested Ray E. ELLSWORTH on Central avenue yesterday noon on a charge of grand larceny. ELLSWORTH is accused by George C. WHIPPLE, the West Main street furniture dealer, of stealing a large amount of furniture. The furniture, the complainant avers, was obtained by ELLSWORTH under false pretenses.
ELLSWORTH, it is claimed, on October 20th last, went to Mr. WHIPPLE and told him that he was a student at the Rochester Theological Seminary. He has an intellectual cast of countenance. He wanted credit for the furniture, and assured Mr. WHIPPLE that he had money coming to him in a few days. The furniture was duly delivered at a West Side address, where he said he had engaged a room.
When Mr. WHIPPLE sent a clerk to see ELLSWORTH about a settlement, neither the furniture nor the purchaser was at the address given. Mr. WHIPPLE at once applied at police headquarters for assistance in recovering his furniture, which he sold for $114. According to the police, ELLSWORTH has been convicted of forgery and several other offenses. He is married and is about 38 years of age.
ADMITTED HE TOOK THE CART
James W. SMITH was tried in police court yesterday morning on a charge of stealing a hand cart from Charles PEETS, a mason. According to the evidence brought out, SMITH worked for PEETS several days, and when the job was finished PEETS refused to settle with him. SMITH then took the hand cart and disposed of it. PEETS admitted to the court that he had not paid SMITH what he owed him. Judge ERNST adjudged SMITH guilty of stealing the cart, but suspended sentence. He advised PEETS to pay SMITH and told the latter to return the cart.
Condemned Man Will Be Taken to Auburn Wednesday
George A. SMITH, the condemned wife murderer, will be taken to Auburn on Wednesday, he having informed Sheriff SCHROTH that he will be ready at that time, Justice DAVY allowed him ten days in which to arrange his business affairs at Churchville and to confer with his attorneys in relation to an appeal of his case. Under Sheriff BAILEY and Deputy Sheriff VICK will accompany SMITH to Auburn, where he will be placed in close confinement and constantly guarded against committing an injury to himself.
Everything that SMITH could possibly utilize to kill himself has been removed from his cell as a result of his attempted suicide, and he has been constantly guarded day and night by Deputies SCHRIEBER and HERMAN. Sheriff SCHROTH is anxious to have his prisoner placed in care of the prison authorities, and will welcome his departure.
CHARGE WAS WITHDRAWN
The case of John CUNNINGHAM, charged with intoxication, was called in police court yesterday morning. CUNNINGHAM was arrested on East Main street by Officer McCULLOCH about two months ago. CUNNINGHAM, it is said, was not under the influence of liquor and that McCULLOCH used undue haste in making an arrest. The officer withdrew the charge and Con- (didn't get the rest)
CLAIMS HE WAS ROBBED
But Farmer Shafer Tells a Disconnected Story - Three Arrests
Officer John MORAN was called to the corner of Court and Stone streets last evening about 6:30 o'clock to investigate a story told by John M. SHAFER, who is a farmer, but who spend a large portion of his time in the city. SHAFER told MORAN that he and Thomas SMITH and Worden W. TERRY had been drinking in Sullivan's saloon on Court street. Suddenly he missed $10 just after he had seen one of the men with him put his hand in his pocket.
Officer MORAN called Officer CUMMINGS and the two blue coats then found and arrested TERRY and SMITH, both of whom were under the influence of liquor. SHAFER was also drunk, and he was taken to police headquarters and locked up with the others. At headquarters he said that he did not know who robbed him. The alleged robbers were charged with drunkenness and meanwhile the case will be investigated. When the men were searched TERRY had $2.27, while SMITH did not have a copper.
MISS PHILENA FOBES
Former Principal of Monticello and an Old Resident of Rochester.
Miss Philena FOBES, who died in Philadelphia last Tuesday, at the age of 88 years, formerly lived in Rochester. The deceased was connected with the Monticello Seminary for twenty-seven years, between 1838 and 1866. This seminary was one of the pioneer educational institutions in the West, if not of the country. Miss FOBES was principal of Monticello from 1843 until she resigned and left the school. She was a woman of strong character, yet of great sweetness of nature, and her learning and temperature and brilliant mind had great influence on the young woman who came under her care.
When Miss FOBES left Monticello she came to Rochester and resided here awhile, then going to New Haven, Conn. In 1866 she removed to Philadelphia and made that city her permanent home. She lived with her niece, Mrs. George R. MOORE. Her health was very good until a few weeks ago, when her great age resulted in sickness. She died very peacefully, after spending several days praying with her face toward her old school in Illinois.
FUNERAL OF JOHN KELLY
The funeral of John KELLY, the shoe manufacturer and extensively-known business man who died last Wednesday, was held yesterday morning at 9 o'clock at St. Bridget's Church. Brief services were held at the home on East avenue prior to those at the church. When the funeral cortege arrived at the church there was a large number of friends of the deceased there. The alter had been draped in mourning.
A large number of the employes of the shoe factory conducted by the deceased formed in line on either side of the path to the church door. Here the remains were received by the Rev. Thomas A. HENDRICK, rector of the church, and Fathers Joseph HENDRICK and John J. BRESNIHAN. The active bearers, who were chosen from among the employes of the shoe factory, were F. STRUCK, P. FEIST, L. WERTH, James HEANEY, H. McGUIRE and J. MASTERSON. The honorary bearers were James FEE, John CONNELL, M. SHERWOOD, Joseph COX, J. J. MADIGAN and John GROH.
As the procession moved into the church a funeral dirge was played by Miss Clara CONNELL, the church organist. The choir rendered the music of the mass, Mrs. Cecelia MEYERING RAMPE sang "Come, Ye Disconsolate,' and Charles LANE sang "There is a Land My Eyes Have Seen." Solemn requiem high mass was celebrated by Father HENDRICK. The Rev. James P. KIERNAN, vice-general of the diocese, acted as deacon, and Father BRESNIHAN was sub-deacon.
The interment was at the Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Many persons followed the remains to their last resting place.
--Mrs. Margaret O. REGAN died yesterday morning at her home, No. 69 Woodward avenue, aged 54 years.
--John A., son of John A. and Margaret BRANTIGAN, of No. 542 South Clinton street yesterday morning at the family home, aged 1 year and 4 months.
--George A. WASHINGTON died last evening at the home of his sister, Mrs. Anna CORBIN, No. 707 Plymouth avenue, aged 37 years. He was a member of the A. O. H., division No. 1.
--Mrs. Frances SCHREIER, wife of Joseph SCHREIER, died Friday evening at the family home, No. 76 Orange street, aged 56 years. She is survived by her husband, four sons and one daughter.
--Gottfried LORTHSCHER died at his home in Chili Friday, aged 70 years and 4 months. He leaves two sons, Godfrey, of Chili and Arnold, of Rochester, and one daughter, Mrs. Mary ZUBER, of Chili.
--Charles HEINEMANN died at his boarding house last evening. The remains were taken to C. E. Strauchen's undertaking rooms, No. 346 North street. He is survived by his father, one brother and one sister.
CHARGE OF GRAND LARCENY
Frederick BOAS Arraigned Before Justice Laverty to Answer to It.
Frederick BOAS, thought to be one of the fruit thieves that have been operating in the orchards of the farmers of the town of Greece, was arrested by Detectives La POINTE and WILSON Friday afternoon. BOAS was arrested upon a warrant sworn out by Orra A. WARREN, charging him with taking, on the night of October 29th, ten barrels of Baldwin apples. Mr. WARREN is a farmer residing in the town of Greece. His farm is on the lake shore just west of the village of Charlotte.
BOAS was arraigned before Justice LAVERTY yesterday afternoon and charged with grand larceny. The apples are valued at $2.50 per barrel, making the value of those stolen just reach the grand larceny limit. The prisoner requested, through his attorney, an adjournment of his case until Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock. This postponement was satisfactory to George M. CONE, who represented Mr. WARREN.
BOAS was held in $20 bail and requested the court that he be allowed to remain in the lock-up at Charlotte in preference to spending the time in the county jail until his bondsmen could be secured. His request was granted.
SCHREIER - In this city, suddenly Friday evening, November 11, 1898, at her residence, No. 76 Orange street, Mrs. Frances SCHREIER, wife of Joseph SCHREIER, aged 56 years. She is survived by her husband, four sons and one daughter.
-Funeral Monday morning at 8:30 o'clock from the house, and at 9 o'clock from SS. Peter and Paul's Church.
O'REGAN - In this city, Saturday morning, November 12, 1898, at her residence, No. 69 Woodward avenue, Mrs. Margareth O'REGAN.
-The funeral will be held Monday at 10 o'clock from the late residence, and at 10:30 o'clock from St. Bridget's Church.
LORTHSCHER - At his home in Chili, N. Y., Friday, November 11, 1898, Gottfried LORTHSCHER, aged 70 years, 4 months. he is survived by two sons, Godfrey, of Chili, and Arnold, of Rochester, and one daughter, Mrs. Mary ZUBER, of Chili.
-Funeral Monday, 2 P. M., from house.
DROWNED IN THE BAY
Ludwig Wirth's Body Found Floating Near Birds and Worms
Ludwig WIRTH started on Thursday last to row across Irondequoit bay from Charles STOEFFEL'S farm, where he had been husking corn. STOEFFEL lives in Webster, and WIRTH was bound for the farm of Valentine SHAFER, who lives in Irondequoit, and to whom WIRTH had engaged his services. SHAFER did not see WIRTH, and he was much disappointed that the man had failed to keep his appointment.
About noon yesterday several men found a body floating in the bay near Birds and Worms. It was later identified as that of WIRTH. Coroner KLEINDIENST was notified, and, accompanied by Morgue Assistant DRAUDE, he drove to the bay. The body was brought to the city and taken to the public morgue. How WIRTH came to his death is a mystery, but it is supposed that in some manner his boat capsized, and, being unable to swim, he was drowned.
WIRTH was 35 years old and for several seasons he had worked for farmers living on either side of the bay. he has a sister living in Syracuse and word was sent to her by Coroner KLEINDIENST last night.
John W. O'NEILL, a Railroad Brakeman, Lost One of His Feet.
John W. O'NEILL, a brakeman on the Buffalo, Rochester & Pittsburg railroad, had the misfortune to lose his right foot as the result of an accident at Le Roy at about 7 o'clock last evening. O'NEILL attempted to board his train as it left the depot, but he missed his hold on the side rail on a box car and he fell to the ground.
His right leg was thrown across a rail and the wheels passed over it and crushed it at the ankle. The railroad physician at Le Roy bandaged the injury and O'NEILL was placed on a train and brought to this city. St. Mary's Hospital ambulance was in waiting at the West avenue depot when the train arrived in Rochester and O'NEILL was at once removed to that institution. The surgeons at the hospital found it necessary to amputate O'NEILL'S right foot just below the ankle. O'NEILL is 36 years old and he had been employed on the railroad several years. He lives in Warsaw.
--Mrs. E. J. DAY, of Chicago, is visiting her parents at No. 108 Fulton avenue.
--Mrs. T. J. REYNOLDS and Thurlow REYNOLDS, of East avenue, have gone South for the winter.
--Mrs. M. H. PECK and Mrs. Henry PLATT, of Buffalo, are the guests of Mrs. Darwin E. CARY, of No. 211 Central park.
--Cecelia S. QUIGLEY has returned home from a two months' visit with her sister, Mrs. PHELPS, of Worcester, and in Boston, Mass.
--Mrs. Sadie DUMOND, who has been visiting her father and sister in this city for a few weeks, left Thursday for the Pacific coast, where she hopes to regain her health.
--Peter BARR, an eminent English florist traveling in this country, and who has heard much of Rochester's beautiful park system, was in the city yesterday and inspected the parks and drives in company with Superintendent LANEY of the park department.
Rochester, Monroe, NY
Democrat & Chronicle
Mon Nov 14, 1898
POISONED BY COAL GAS
Mrs. Mary Monroe, Found Unconscious Saturday, Died Yesterday
When a milkman called at the home of Mrs. Mary MONROE, No. 421 Hudson avenue, Saturday, to deliver the daily supply of milk, he received no response to his raps. He thought this strange and concluded to go around to the house later in the morning. About 10 o'clock he called and again received no response. He went around to a rear door, where he detected a peculiar odor. His suspicions were quickly aroused, and summoning the assistance of a neighbor, he forced open the rear door.
They found the house completely filled with coal gas. Throwing open the windows and doors they allowed the air to circulate freely through the house. Then going to the bedroom occupied by Mrs. MONROE, they found her lying on the bed. She was unconscious but life was not yet extinct, and Dr. F. B. SEITZ, of No. 228 Hudson avenue, was hastily summoned. The doctor at once realized the serious nature of the case and he tried every known method to bring the woman out of her comatose state. She, however, could not be aroused.
Dr. Thomas D. SPENCER, of No. 24 South Union street, her family physician, was then summoned, but he, too, failed to bring Mrs. MONROE to consciousness. Mrs. MONROE died about 10 o'clock yesterday morning without having recovered her senses. Coroner M. E. GRAHAM was notified, and after investigating the case, he granted a certificate of death from coal gas poisoning.
Mrs. MONROE was 88 years old, and for many years had lived alone. She had an independent income which was sufficient to provide the necessary comforts of life. She had no immediate relatives living in the city, her husband and son having died many years ago. It is said that a younger brother lives in a Western state. Mrs. MONROE was related by marriage to a family named WILSON living in the northeastern part of the city.
--Thomas LYONS died at his home in Rush, Saturday, aged 75 years.
--John O'BRIEN died at his home, No. 150 Lyell avenue, yesterday, aged 54 years.
--Albert W. ABBOTT died last evening at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. H. CRITTENDEN, No. 866 East Main street, aged 80 years.
--John A. BRAUTIGAM, son of John A. and Margaret BRAUTIGAM, of No. 542 South Clinton street, died yesterday, aged 1 year and 4 months.
--Thomas WASHINGTON died Saturday evening at the home of his sister, Mrs. Anna CURWIN, No. 707 Plymouth avenue, aged 37 years. He was a member of the A. O. B., division No. 1.
--John W. HEALTHY died at his home, No. 316 Smith street, yesterday afternoon, aged 75 years. He is survived by two sons, John W. and Edward, and three daughters, Mary, Margarette F. and Lillian, all of this city.
--Derrick BROWN, an editor of the Poughkeepsie Enterprise, is visiting friends in Rochester.
--Mrs. Earll H. SLOCUM, of No. 31 Post street, has returned from New York and Mt. MORRIS, where she has visited friends.
--Emil W. HAUPT, formerly of No. 15 Chestnut park, this city, left Thursday for Buffalo, where he expects to make his future home.
--Henry HANSON and wife, of No. 11 Buckingham street, are staying at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York city, for a week or ten days.
W. C. T. U. MEETINGS
A special business meeting of the Central Young Women's Christian Temperance Union will be held this evening, at the home of Mrs. JAMESON, No. 206 Alexander street.
The third lecture to young women, by Dr. M. Sherman RICKER, has been postponed on account of other services at the Lake Avenue Baptist Church, and will be held on Thursday evening, Nov. 17th, at 8 o'clock. Subject, "Courtship, Marriage and Home Life."
Rev. G. B. GREEN will speak at the W. C. T. U. Rescue Mission this evening at 7:45 o'clock, upon "Cranks and Prohibition;" giving facts gained by him, while laboring as an evangelist in different sections of this country.
BRAUTIGAM - In this city, Saturday morning, November 12, 1898, at the family residence, No. 542 South Clinton street, John A. BRAUTIGAM, son of John A. and Margaret BRAUTIGAM, aged 1 year and 4 months.
-Relatives and friends kindly invited to attend the funeral, which will take place this (Monday) afternoon, at 3 o'clock, from the house.
WASHINGTON - In this city, Sunday, November 13, 1898, at the residence of his sister, Mrs. Ann CURWIN, 707 Plymouth avenue, Thomas WASHINGTON, aged 37 years.
-Funeral from the house Tuesday, November 15th, at 8:30 A. M., and from Immaculate Conception Church at 9 A. M.
LYONS - At his late residence, in Rush, Saturday evening, November 12, 1898, Thomas LYONS, aged 75 years.
-Funeral Tuesday at house in Rush, at 9 A. m., and at St. Joseph Church, 10 A. M.
ANOTHER SICK SOLDIER
Charles S. Angle Brought Home Early Yesterday Morning.
Abram ANGLE, of this city, went to Pottsville, Pa., Thursday, and yesterday morning returned to the city on the Lehigh Valley train, arriving here at 6:40 o'clock. He brought back with him his son, Charles S. ANGLE, a member of Company C, Two Hundred and Second Regiment, New York Volunteers. Unable to enlist in one of the Rochester companies, young ANGLE showed his patriotism by going to Buffalo and joining the regiment of which Captain Theodore S. PULVER's company is a part.
Shortly after the Two Hundred and Second Regiment was quartered at Camp Meade, Pa., Private ANGLE was seized with a light attack of malaria. His fever increased and finally developed into typhoid. When he became convalescent, his family was notified, and Mr. ANGLE at once made arrangements to bring his boy home.
When the train arrived here yesterday morning, the ambulance of the City Hospital was in waiting at the depot. When he left Rochester he weighed 132 pounds, but when he returned yesterday morning he was much emaciated and was but a mere skeleton scarcely weighing ninety pounds. Young ANGLE has a muscular contraction of the left leg just above the knee, which pains him considerably. He is unable to straighten out the limb.
YOUNG WOMAN'S TRAGIC SUICIDE
Threw Herself Over Central Avenue River Bridge
Deed Was Witnessed
Frank White, of No. 60 Thomas Street, Was Only Thirty Feet Away -
Coroner Kleindienst Will Make an Investigation To-Day
About 11 o'clock last night a man of middle age and apparently very much affrighted ran up to several hackmen standing in front of the Central-Hudson depot on Central avenue, and told them that he had just seen a young woman throw herself over the Central avenue river bridge. The hackmen at first laughed at the man's story, but he told them what he knew about the matter in such a straightforward manner that they finally concluded that he was telling the truth. This conclusion was also reached by Officer Amon H. McGUIRE, who was informed of the alleged suicide by the hackmen.
The officer question the man sharply and gleaned what he knew about the woman's strange act. He said that his name was Frank WHITE, and that he lived at No. 60 Thomas street. This was later verified by a Democrat and Chronicle reporter, who went to WHITE'S home and interviewed him there. WHITE is employed by B. Levi Sons, rag merchants at No. 111 St. Joseph street.
The man said that he was on his way home when he saw the woman make her fatal leap. He had reached the middle of the Central avenue bridge, having come from the western extremity. He was at the third arch from the east end of the bridge when a woman suddenly darted out of the shadow and running to the railing of the bridge, half drew and threw herself over the guard, which is about three feet high.
WHITE was so horrified by what he saw that he was temporarily stunned. When he recovered his senses he ran to the place from whence the woman had disappeared and looked down upon the rushing waters of the Genesee. There is quite a fall in the river just below the bridge, and above it there is a very strong current. If the man's story is true, and those who have talked with him, believe that it is, the woman was swept out of sight in a few seconds.
Unlike suicides of this nature nothing was left behind to identify the poor unfortunate, though diligent search was made on the bridge, with the possibility that the woman might have left a note or some article of her apparel. The water in the river is very high, and the woman would have been carried a long distance and this rendered searching for the body impracticable.
When Officer McGUIRE had become convinced that there must be some truth in WHITE'S statements, he notified Night Captain BAIRD at police headquarters. The captain in turn communicated with Coroner Henry KLEINDIENST, who said that owing to the condition of the river, he deemed it best to postpone search for the body until he could be aided by the light of day.
The coroner said last night, when a reporter talked with him over the phone, that he would investigate the case thoroughly to-day. WHITE saw the woman for only a brief moment - only while she was preparing for the leap into the mad waters twenty feet below. He was at least thirty feet away from her at the time. He did not catch a good glimpse of her features, but he did note that her eyes were very large, as if dilated with excitement. She was of slight build, and WHITE did not believe she could be more than 25 years old. The man paid no particular attention to her attire, but he was of the opinion that she was fairly well dressed.
It is quite probable that the suicide will remain a mystery for days and possibly weeks to come. There is no telling where the body may rise to the surface, if it does at all, and it may be that it will be carried out into the lake before it can be recovered. Then again, owing to the strength of the river current the body may be dashed to pieces against the jagged rocks in the river bed.
The police had up to an early hour this morning received no report of a woman being missing. The theory most generally entertained by those informed of the circumstances last night, was that the woman had either been led into an unhappy marriage or that she was more unfortunate, and by drowning attempted to end forever her sorrows and troubles.