Rochester, Monroe Co., New York
Rochester Daily Union and Advertiser
January 19, 1900
Nunda--Livingston county farmers are undergoing a severe siege of wholesale sheep killing by dogs in this section and there has been a meeting of the assessors to consider the matter. The meeting may result in increasing the dog tax and requiring all dogs to be muzzled, unless kept chained or fastened. Edwin Van Dorn, a farmer on the creek road, reported yesterday that out of his flock of twenty-six sheep, dogs bit and badly wounded twenty-two of them, killing one outright and injuring eight of them so that they could not stand and will die. Others of them may have to be killed owing to their severe injuries. It is reported that Frank Austin, another farmer of the town of Mt. Morris, had four sheep from his flock killed by dogs last Sunday.
Brockport--Horace D. Chapman, one of the most esteemed citizens of this place, died yesterday of Bright's disease after a long confinement of several weeks to his bed. The deceased was born in Hebron, Washington county, N.Y., September 24th, 1829, and came to Brockport in 1874, and entered into the fruit evaporating business in which he had been engaged until his death. Mr. Chapman was a prominent worker in all organizations for advancing the welfare of the place, and one of the principal members of the First Presbyterian Church, being a deacon. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Ella Wilson of Sweden.
Pottsville, Pa.--After a pathetic battle for life, William Calloway, aged 31 years, who was entombed in the Kaska William colliery near here since December 18, 1899, and lived in a space scarcely twelve feel square for nearly a month, subsisting on the oil which his lamb contained and getting his drink from water dripping from the roof, was found yesterday by the rescuing party dead. Calloway left a chalk diary on the timbering of the gangway, giving his experiences for many days. His final message was to his wife and children. It read: "I must go; good bye, Jennie. Be good boys, Guy and Willie, and I don't think you will see your father again. Good bye, wife. William Calloway."
Lyons--Mr.. Abigail Reynolds, widow of the late George Reynolds, died this morning at her home on Maple street after a protracted illness from pulmonary disorders, aged 53 years. She is survived by a son, William, of this village and one daughter, Mrs. Charles Walter of Marbletown.
Jas. Collins, aged 28 years died in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Sunday, January 14, 1900. The remains will arrive here this evening at 9 o'clock on the Erie railway. Funeral will take place Saturday morning at 10 o'clock from the Immaculate Conception Church.