Rochester, Monroe, NY
Democrat & Chronicle
Sun Jan 1, 1899
VOSBURGH - In this city, December 30, 1898, at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Joseph W. TAYLOR, No. 66 Oxford street, William Fillmore VOSBURGH.
-Funeral and interment at Gowanda, N. Y., on Monday next.
NORRIS - At Brighton, N. Y., on the morning of December 31, 1898, Jabes B. NORRIS, aged 90 years.
-Funeral from his late residence Monday afternoon, January 2, 1899, at 2 o'clock.
O'KANE - In this city, December 30, 1898, John O'KANE, in his 45th year.
-Friends are cordially invited to attend the funeral from his late residence, No. 339 Jefferson avenue, Monday, Jan. 2, 1899, at 8:30 A. M., and from Immaculate Conception Church at 9 A. M.
The Play of Spanish Children
At Fuenterrabia the place was en fete for four days in honor of the patron saint. The mornings were divided by the natives between long services in the cathedral and letting off rockets in the streets; the afternoons were entirely devoted to bull fights, four bulls being generously provided each day. Somehow we did not go. In the market place were a group of tiny children playing the game they knew. That was a mimic bull fight. Every stage was faithfully reproduced. Only a few small boys and girls were not taking part in the game. They had managed to capture a live sparrow, and were enjoying the more fascinating pleasure of twisting off its legs and wings. We should think the patron saint must have felt both pleased and flattered by the spectacle.
Barn Destroyed By Fire
A Lake Avenue Blaze Did Considerable Damage Last Evening
At 5:30 o'clock last evening box No. 74, Lake and Ravine avenues, called the fire department to fight a fire that had originated in the barn in the rear of No. 262 Lake avenue. The flames had gained considerable headway before they were discovered, and despite the efforts of the firemen, the barn was burned to the ground.
A portion of the contents, which were the property of Frank H. AYER, a grocer, who rented the barn, were saved. Mr. AYER'S loss was about $200, with a partial insurance. The barn was owned by John FOCHNER, of Garson avenue, and was valued at $500. There was an insurance of $200 on the barn.
-John O'KANE died on Friday at his late resident on Jefferson avenue, aged 45 years.
-William F. VOSBURG died yesterday morning at the family home, No. 66 Oxford street.
-C. Dewey JACOBS, infant son of Augustus and Emma JACOBS, died in East Henrietta Friday, aged 6 months.
-Mrs. Rebecca ADAMS, widow of the late George E. ADAMS, died on Friday in Syracuse. She was a former resident of Rochester.
-Jesse H. PALMER died yesterday morning at the family home, No. 68 North avenue, East Brighton. He leaves one son, Jesse PALMER.
-Jabez B. MORRIS died yesterday at his home in Brighton. Mr. MORRIS was 90 years of age at his death. He came to the Genesee valley in 1810, and was therefore one of the county's oldest residents. Since 1826 he has lived at Brighton. He leaves two sons, G. E. and J. F. MORRIS.
Postoffice at Caledonia Robbed
Chief of Police CLEARY yesterday received the information that the postoffice at Caledonia, Livingston county, was broken into yesterday morning. The thieves drilled holes in the safe and blew it open. They were rewarded for their trouble by securing about $260 worth of postage stamps and $100 in currency. The burglars obtained the tools with which they operated from Cameron's planing mill, which is only a short distant from the postoffice. The authorities of Buffalo, Syracuse, Rochester and other places have been notified of the robbery.
Litigation Over Onions
Willis B. BRITON, through his attorney, John DESMOND, has begun an action against John J. HAHN, a local produce dealer, to recover a quantity of onions alleged to have been consigned to the latter, but later declined by him, and necessarily sold at a loss of $213.75. A similar claim for $508.27 held by the Bluefield Steamship Company, has also been assigned to Mr. BRITON. The defendant is represented by Judge J. F. KINNEY.
New Trial Refused
In the case of Katherine DYGERT against John PORSCHET, the defendant's motion for a new trial has been denied by Judge CARNAHAN. The action was brought to recover $75 damages for injuries sustained by falling on an icy sidewalk in front of the defendant's property.