Rochester Daily Union and Advertiser
Rochester, Monroe County, New York
JUNE 12, 1900
KICKED BY A HORSE.
Lad Living Near Nunda in a Serious Condition.
NUNDA, June 12. — Addison YENCER, a small boy living on the Creek road, near Nunda Junction, was nearly killed Sunday afternoon by being kicked by a horse. He went out in the pasture to catch the animal, preparatory to driving to Nunda to church, and when near to it, the horse suddenly reared and kicked at a horse on the opposite side of the fence, missing it, but striking the boy full force in the abdomen, knocking him down. He attempted to arise and go to the house but before he had gone far, he fell in a faint, with blood streaming from an ugly wound in the stomach. Dr. C.J. CARRICK was called and pronounces the boy in a very serious condition. No bones were broken.
A young man by the name of LANGDON, who lives at Hermitage, was wheeling through this section of the country Sunday, being bound for East Koy. He inquired the way of some one at Portageville and they sent him in sport eight miles out of the way, by way of Rossburg. As he was going down a hill near that place, he lost control of his wheel and was thrown with terrible force several feet in the air and landed in such a manner as to injure him quite badly internally, besides reducing his clothing to rags.
The commencement exercises of the Nunda High School will be as follows: The baccalaureate sermon will be preached Sunday, June 17th, in the Universalist Church by the pastor, Rev. Clara E. MORGAN. Wednesday, June 20th, will be class day, the exercises to be out of doors if the weather permits and in the Academy of Music if stormy. Those who are to graduate are as follows: Madeline E. BERGEN, Louis M. SPENCER, Mallie B. PITCHER, Margaret E. SMITH, Jessie M. JOHNSON, Gertrude M. WILLIS, M. Julia MURPHEY, John H. BARRON, Harry M. ELWOOD, Maurice J. NOONAN, Roy BRAINARD and Otis BRAINARD. The officers of the class are: President, Miss JOHNSON: secretary, John BARRON; treasurer, Miss BERGEN. The class colors are purple and white and the Academy of Music, where the commencement exercises are to take place, Friday, June 22d, is to be decorated in those colors. Hon. Otto KELSEY of Geneseo, assemblyman for Livingston county, will give the address on that occasion. The training class numbering fifteen, is to be represented by J. Winfield GURNEE, a member of the class.
Wedding Announcements — Another Gas Well.
AVON, June 12. — Invitations are out announcing the marriage of Miss Belle HOUSE of Canawaugus to Dr. Wesley A. PARISH of this place, to take place at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. T.M. House, Wednesday afternoon, June 30th, at 1 o'clock.
Frank WESCOTT of Alden, N.Y., who drilled W.P. SCHANCK's gas well just east of the village, has struck another well on the Aaron BARBER farm, just across the road from the dwelling house of Charles STEVENS, and will commence drilling for gas as soon as a rig can be procured.
A little son of Frank HALE, who lives about two miles south of the village, is very ill with diphtheria, and the house has been quarantined.
Two thousand and five square feet of cement walks are being laid in front of the new residences of W. J. WEED, William H. FAR??M and George SOUTHGATE on East Main street.
GORMLEY - McGRAW.
Special Dispatch to Union and Advertiser.
MT. MORRIS, June 12. — Miss Bessie GORMLEY, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh GORMLEY, and William McGRAW of this place were married this morning at half past 10 at St. Patrick's Church by the Rev. Father DAY. Miss Anna GORMLEY, sister of the bride, acted as bridesmaid, and Joseph MURPHY of Belfast as best man. The bride wore a beautiful white gown and carried bride's roses. The bridesmaid was clothed in white trimmed with pink and carried pink roses. Mr. McGRAW was formerly of Avon. A wedding breakfast was served at the home of the bride's parents on Eagle street. After traveling east for a short time the couple will reside in Mt. Morris.
THE NIAGARA SUICIDE.
Proves to be Miss Gertrude ROTH of Allentown, Pa.
ALLENTOWN, Pa., June 12. — The young woman who committed suicide yesterday by leaping into the Whirlpool rapids at Niagara Falls, and who was reported as Miss Mabel WILLIAMS, is believed to be pretty Gertrude ROTH, an Allentown girl, who, it is said, brooded over a recent quarrel with her lover.
George R. VAN BUREN.
PAVILION, Jun 12. — The death of George R. VAN BUREN occurred yesterday. Since last December he has gradually been failing, until at last his death was caused by pro??tration. The deceased was born at Trenton, Oneida county, January 11, 1830. When 8 years of age he moved with his parents to the farm where he died. He was an only child of Martin and Sabrina VAN BUREN. February 28, 1853, he was united in marriage to Miss Eliza WEST of Middlebury. He leaves a wife, two daughters, one son, Miss Sabrina I.; who lives with her parents, Miss Hattie, and Romayne, who reside near the homestead, also two grandchildren, Rowe??e and Agatha VAN BUREN. The burial will take place in Maplewood cemetery at Union Corners.
Mrs. Guilford DOUD.
RED CREEK, June 12. — Mrs. Guilford DOUD died Saturday.
Besides a husband she leaves a family of seven grown up children. The deceased was 62 years of age and a lifelong member of the Presbyterian Church at Victor and an active worker in the cause of temperance.
Funeral to-day. Rev. Frank BISBEE officiated, and the four brothers of the deceased acted as pall bearers.
A WOMAN'S ARREST
Ellen LANDERS Taken into Custody on a Charge of Drunkenness.
Ellen F. LANDERS, a young woman, who has been arrested a number of times, was arraigned in Police Court to-day on a charge of drunkenness. She pleaded not guilty to the charge and was committed to jail till to-morrow, at which time she will be examined.
The woman was arrested at 1:25 o'clock this morning on Central avenue by Officers Jerry SULLIVAN and MULCAHY. She appeared to be badly intoxicated and one of her eyes was swollen as though she had been struck by some one or had fallen down. The woman after she was arrested on one occasion several years ago attacked the police matron, but the latter quickly subdued her.
ADMITTED TO PROBATE.
Sons Named as Executors of Emily LOVERIDGE's Estate.
Surrogate BENTON admitted to probate this morning the will of Emily LOVERIDGE, who died on May 12th, leaving an estate consisting of $500 in personalty.
Charles A. and Joel A. LOVERIDGE, sons of the testatrix, are named as executors by a will executed on December 4, 1894.
RUTH RANDALL'S WILL.
Instrument Admitted to Probate by the Surrogate To-Day.
Letters testamentary upon the estate of Ruth RANDALL, who died on December 23, 1899, were issued this morning to Rufus P. RANDALL, son of the testatrix.
The estate consists of $500 in realty and $1,900 in personalty, and the son is the only heir. The will was made on June 8, 1899.
A NEW JAILOR.
John BIRDSALL Succeeds John CAWTHRA Who Becomes a Court Attendant To-Day.
John BIRDSALL, one of Sheriff FORD's deputies, has been appointed jailor to succeed John CAWTHRA, who has been made a court attendant. The change which was made by Sheriff FORD, went into effect to-day, when both men began their new duties.
BIRDSELL's home is in Pittsford and he has been a deputy sheriff for some time. John CAWTHRA has been jailor over twenty-five years, having served under Sheriffs BURLINGAME, SCHOEFFEL, HANNAN, HODGSON, DAVY, SCHROTH and FORD.
HELD FOR BURGLARY.
James HAMMOND Waives Examination in the Police Court.
James HAMMOND, who is charged with burglarizing the liquor store of KOVELSKI & SMITH on Central avenue, waived examination when arraigned in police court to-day and was held for the grand jury by Judge WHITE.
HAMMOND was arrested by Officers BURKE and MULCAHY while in the act of burglarizing the saloon. The thief got into the place by forcing open a transom over a rear door. When the officers entered he made a bluff that he was employed in the place and pretended to be washing glasses. The proprietors were sent for and stated that he was not employed in the saloon. Even if he was it was very evident that he had committed burglary when he forced open the transom.
LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION.
Anna BRAUN's Mother Will Look After Her Daughter's Estate.
Letters of administration upon the estate of Anna BRAUN, who died on May 30th, were issued this morning to Philippine BRAUN, mother of the decedent.
The estate consists of $2,000 in personalty and $1,700 in realty.
CHARGED WITH VAGRANCY.
Boy, Who Refused to Work; Arrested on Complaint of His Father.
Emil BRINK, 16 years of age, was arraigned in Police Court to-day on a charge of vagrancy preferred against him by his father. The latter stated that the boy had for some time refused to work.
The boy said that if he was given another opportunity he would mend his ways and go to work. This satisfied the father and he was released.
Lincoln Club Active.
The Lincoln Club held a meeting last evening at the city building to make arrangements for a marching club in the coming campaign. M.T. MORSE was elected captain. A committee of three was appointed composed of H.J. SIMMELIAK, Ald. BEARD and Edward SHULTZ to act as an executive committee. The captain ordered a drill for next Wednesday evening. There were about sixty members present.
SUIT FOR SERVICES.
Carrie A. READY Asks Damages for Work on KNICKERBOCKER Farm.
Carrie A. READY is plaintiff in an action brought in Supreme Court for $75 damages, that amount being claimed for labor and services expended in putting in fifteen acres of wheat on the KNICKERBOCKER farm at the corner of Lake avenue and the Ridge road. Ella K. ANGELL is the defendant.
The complaint alleges that Edgar KNICKERBOCKER was the agent of the defendant in the care and management of the farm in August, 1898, and that the wheat was put in at that time. The answer states that the plaintiff failed to perform her contract, also that the farm is owned by the defendant and Jessie KNICKERBOCKER jointly.
The case was placed on trial before Justice DUNWELL in Part II of Trial Term this forenoon, George P. DECKER appearing for the plaintiff and Quincy VAN VOORHIS for the defendant.
DEATHS AND FUNERALS.
— Mrs. Maria WHOLAHAN died yesterday at the family residence, No. 41 Yale street, aged 44 years. Deceased is survived by her husband and four children.
— Ellenor, wife of William H. NIVEN, died yesterday at the family residence, No. 87 North Fitzhugh street
WIFE-BEATER SENT TO PENITENTIARY
Locked His Wife Out and Then Assaulted Her.
Wife Caused His Arrest Because, She Said, It Was Not the First Time He Assaulted Her.
Husband Pleaded Guilty, but Said His Wife Was in the Habit of Remaining Out Late.
Because his wife remained out later last night than he thought she should have, James C. BROWN, who lives at 334 State street, upbraided her, locked her out and finally letting her in, struck her a blow in the face. As she had several times, according to her story told in police court to-day, been assaulted by him, she thought it was about time to stop it and caused his arrest. He was taken into custody by Officers YAWMAN and TWITCHELL at 2 o'clock this morning and when he was arraigned to court he pleaded guilty to the charge, and was sentenced to serve ten days in the penitentiary in default of paying a fine of $10.
BROWN endeavored to justify his conduct by stating that his wife was in the habit of remaining out late at night. She had greatly annoyed him by doing this, he said, and when she returned home at 11 o'clock last night he lost all patience with her and struck her. He said that he was frank to admit that he did strike her, but thought that he was justified in taking the action that he did take.
The wife told an entirely different story. She said she was not in the habit of remaining out late at night and asserted that her husband was the one who remained out. She said that she was out last night, but that it was only 9:30 when she went to her home and not 11 o'clock, as he claimed it was. When she tried to get into their rooms her husband locked the door on her and told her that she might just as well remain out the remainder of the night. She made efforts to induce her husband to allow her to enter the house, but these were not successful till a whole hour had elapsed. When the husband finally opened the door and admitted her he began abusing her and calling her vile names. Then he struck her a blow in the face. She stated to the court that he had frequently assaulted her, but that she never had him arrested before and she thought it was about time that he was made to understand that he could not assault her.
After hearing the wife's story Judge WHITE sentenced the young man to pay a fine of $10 or serve ten days in the penitentiary. He said that he was not able to pay the fine and therefore had to go to the penitentiary.
Occurred in Building Corner of Sherman and Bauer Streets.
At 3:15 o'clock this morning an alarm from Box 48, corner of Sherman and Otis streets, summoned the fire department to a vacant store located in a story and half building at the intersection of Sherman and Bauer streets. The blaze which was confined to the rear portion of the store, was quickly extinguished by the firemen.
The origin of the blaze is not known. The fire may have been the work of incendiaries. The damage done amounted to $100. This loss is covered by insurance. Joseph KAUFFMAN is the owner of the building.
TAKEN TO AUBURN.
Michael SULLIVAN and Charles McGRATH Have Begun Serving Sentences.
Michael SULLIVAN and Charles McGRATH were taken to Auburn prison by Deputy Sheriff Frank HAWLEY yesterday. They were quiet prisoners and seemed to know their surroundings very well. Both men have been in Auburn before.
SULLIVAN will spend two years and six months and McGRATH not less than a year and not more than four. They held up an old man named Edward GATES and robbed him of 70 cents. The police and the authorities at large are overjoyed to think that both are now in a safe place, where they will remain for some time to come.
CORNISH SUES TROLLEY COMPANY
Asks $2,000 Damages for injury to His Spine by a Fall.
The action brought by Joseph F. CORNISH against the Rochester Railway Company, to obtain $2,000 damages for injuries sustained while boarding one of the trolley company's cars on Main street, west, was placed on trial before Justice DUNWELL and a jury of twelve men yesterday afternoon. H.H. McMATH appearing for the plaintiff, and Charles J. BISSELL for the defendant company.
The defense is that CORNISH was guilty of contributory negligence, in taking a car at that point; also, if he had taken the advice of Dr. Charles R. BARBER, his physician, he would have been out much sooner than he was, and perhaps would not have been obliged to go to bed at all.
CORNISH is a middle-aged man, and weighs perhaps 180 pounds.
He is a contractor, and employs a number of men to do house furnishing work. A year ago last February he went to Van HOESEN's store, at the corner of Main street east, and Graves street, to get a pail of paste.
He came outside with the paste, and started across Main street. Just at that moment a car came along and he hailed it. CORNISH testified that the motorman nodded, and that the car came to a stop, or nearly so.
CORNISH placed the pail upon the steps and took hold of the left hand handle to pull himself upon the car. He states that as he was in the act of drawing himself up the car lurched forward, throwing him around and causing him to strike on something on the back end of the car. He says the car made another lurch, and he was thrown off, the paste spilling all over him. He struck on his back and was stunned for a time.
CORNISH was able to go to the place where his men were working, and one of his workmen scraped off the paste. He was then able to go about his business. The next morning at 2 o'clock he began to feel queer sensations, and told his wife that he believed he was more badly hurt than he had thought. This peculiar sensation continued and Dr. BARBER was called to attend him. He found that CORNISH's spine was injured.
The plaintiff was confined to his bed for several weeks. Upon the cross-examination, Mr. BISSELL brought out the fact that CORNISH did not go to bed as soon as he was advised to do so by his physician. He was also able to be around and take care of his men a portion of the time.
Dr. BARBER took the stand and testified to attending CORNISH.
He described the nature of the injures, saying that CORNISH was suffering from a spinal sprain, which might or might not be permanent. He was allowed to answer this latter question upon the strenuous objection of defendant's counsel.
"There is no allegation of continuing injury in the complaint," said Mr. BISSELL. "I therefore hold that it is incompetent under his pleading to describe such injuries."
Justice DUNWELL held that Mr. McMATH's pleadings did not cover continuing injuries, and Mr. McMATH then asked the privilege of amending them.
"I am inclined to allow it," said Justice DUNWELL.
Mr. BISSELL said that if plaintiff's attorney was allowed to amend his pleadings he would ask the right to medically examine the plaintiff, and find out what his injuries were. "I never proceed with a case without sending a physician around to examine the plaintiff, when there is a claim of continuing injury," said Mr. BISSELL. "There was no claim of that kind here, and I did not follow that custom."
Judge DUNWELL then adjourned the case to give Mr. BISSELL time to make the required examination, and when that is accomplished the amendment to the pleadings will be allowed.
At the opening of court this morning Charles EDGERTON, who was connected with Mr. BISSELL for the defense, announced that a settlement had been made of the case and that it would not be litigated any further. Judge DUNWELL then discharged the jurors.
PENFIELD MAN BADLY HURT.
Hip Broken and Shoulder Dislocated in a Runaway Accident on Meigs Street.
A horse owned and driven by Frederick C. THOMAS of Penfield ran away on Meigs street this morning. At the corner of Richard street Mr. THOMAS was thrown out. He was rendered unconscious and when picked up was seen to be badly hurt.
The Homeopathic Hospital ambulance was called and the surgeon on examination found that Mr. THOMAS had fractured his right hip and dislocated his right shoulder. He was taken to the hospital where his injures were attended to. He will be confined to the hospital for several weeks at least.