Rochester Daily Union and Advertiser
Rochester, Monroe County, New York
JUNE 15, 1900
BOY DROWNED IN THE CANAL
Sad Ending of Harold BETTERGER, Who Went Near the Water.
His Parents Sent Him Out to Do an Errand and He Got Too Close to the
The Body Recovered — Coroner SIBLEY Called and He Has Decided to Grant a
Certificate of Death.
Harold BETTERGER the 3-year-old son of John and
Minerva BETTERGER, who reside at the corner of Clinton avenue, south,
and Averill street, was drowned at 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon while
playing on the towpath of the Erie canal with some companions.
family is cast into the deepest despair to-day, for
Harold was a bright boy, beloved by parents and playmates. In several
places last evening regret was expressed at the lad's sudden and
boys with whom Harold has sometimes associated have the
bad habit of playing about the canal. Yesterday afternoon Harold was
sent out by his parents to do an errand. While on his way he turned out
of his course to stop beside the canal. He had been told not to go
there, but he thought there was no danger.
Suddenly some of the boys who were also playing in the
water heard a scream, and looking around they heard a splash, and saw a
small hat floating in the water, and they at once realized that Harold
had fallen in. None of the boys was old enough to go to Harold's
assistance, and they were so stupefied that they didn't know how to act
DOUX who works near by, heard the noise and came
running along the towpath. The lads excitedly pointed to the water and
told him where Harold had gone down. Without waiting an instant DOUX
plunged into the water and dove to the bottom of the canal. He repeated
the dive several times, but without success.
Somebody went to the telephone and called up Coroner
SIBLEY, who notified the morgue, and the wagon was dispatched to the
the coroner was getting there DOUX and other young
men were busy searching the water for the body. Before the coroner
arrived they had found it and the remains had been drawn out upon the
bank. Efforts were at once made to resuscitate the lad but they proved
considering the case Coroner SIBLEY decided to grant
a certificate of death, and this will be done some time during the day.
ARRESTED FOR ASSAULT.
Four Men Charged With Attacking Engineer JOHNSON Taken Into Custody.
Sheriffs ABBOTT and POLLOCK went to Manchester
yesterday afternoon and arrested Patrick O'BRIEN, Henry VARNEY, William
BENZEL and Peter MORRISON, charged with assaulting E.A. JOHNSON, a
Lehigh Valley engineer at Rochester Junction last Friday. JOHNSON was
assaulted on his engine and seriously injured. The assault grew out of
labor troubles, all the men in the case being railroad employees.
last grand jury found sealed indictments against the
offenders and the arrests followed. O'BRIEN and BENZEL have been
admitted to bail.
ROBBED OF WATCH.
Frank JEWETT's Room in East Main Street Block Entered.
JEWETT of 385 Main street, east, reported to the
police this morning that his room had been entered and a lady's
gold-filled hunting-case watch with JEWETT's picture inside the cover,
young women came to the place yesterday and engaged a
room and shortly afterwards disappeared. As they had not returned when
JEWETT reported the theft of his watch he is inclined to think that they
may know something about the disappearance of the timepiece.
MANY WEDDINGS IN THIS CITY.
June Brides and Roses in Profusion This Week.
Miss Gertrude Frances HICKSON and Charles Rufus OSGOOD Wedded at First M.E. Church.
Miss Ella WALCH and William TULLINS United in Marriage — Other Weddings
of the Day.
Gertrude Frances HICKSON, daughter of Charles HICKSON,
and Charles Rufus OSGOOD; son of the late R.F. OSGOOD, both of this
city, were united in marriage at noon yesterday. The ceremony was
performed by the pastor, Rev. Charles E. HAMILTON, in the presence of
about 200 relatives and friends of the young couple.
were no attendants, the bridal couple being preceded
by the four ushers as they walked up the aisle. Prof. Herve D. WILKINS
played the Mendelssohn wedding march. The ushers were Messrs. James
MANN of Brockport and Messrs. Edwin LOUIS, Arnold EMPEY and B. Holmes
WALLACE of this city. The bride wore a steel gray gown of camelshair.
Mrs. OSGOOD left yesterday for an eastern trip.
They will be at home after September 1st, at No. 31 Meigs street. Mr.
OSGOOD is connected with the Rochester Optical and Camera Company. He
is well known in musical circles, being the tenor soloist of the Third
Presbyterian Church choir.
WALCH — TULLINS.
Ella WALCH and William TULLINS were united in marriage
Wednesday evening at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. John
E. WALCH, of No. 128 Alexander street. The ceremony was performed by
Rev. Frederick D. LEETE, in the presence of about fifty guests, the
bridal couple standing under the arch of ferns and cut flowers. The
bride was attended by Miss Mabel W. FOX, as maid of honor, and the best
man was James PHILLIPS. The bride wore pale blue silk trimmed with
chiffon and ribbon, and carried white roses. The maid of honor wore
white Persian lawn and carried pink carnations. Supper was served after
the ceremony. Mr. and Mrs. TULLINS left later for an extended tour.
They will be at home after July 2d, at No. 128 Alexander street.
SMITH — HARTELL.
Elizabeth SMITH, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph A.
SMITH of No. 70 Columbia avenue, and William A. HARTELL were united in
marriage yesterday morning at Immaculate Conception Church, by Rev.
William GLEASON. Miss Clara A. SMITH, sister of the bride, was
bridesmaid, and Frank S. SMITH, her brother, best man. Mr. and Mrs.
HARTELL will be at home, after July 1st, at No. 64 Romeyn street.
FUHRMAN — MYERS.
Louisa A. FUHRMAN and Michael L. MYERS were married
last evening at the residence of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. FURHMANN, No. 70 Lincoln street. The ceremony was performed by Rev.
SCHUKAI of German Emanuel M. E. Church. Miss Elvira PEIFFER and Miss
Florence E. FUHRMAN were the bridesmaids, and the ushers were William S.
FUHRMAN and Benjamin F. GOETTEL. A number of out of town guests were
PERRY — EUSTACE.
Maud PERRY and Fred EUSTACE were untied in marriage on
Tuesday evening at Christ Church, by Rev. Elijah H. EDSON, the assistant
rector. Prof. James H. BAGLEY, organist of the church, played the
wedding march. After the ceremony a wedding supper was served at the
home of the bride's parents on South Ford street. Mr. and Mrs. EUSTACE
left later for a trip through Western New York. They will make their
home at Silver Springs, of which village the groom is a well-known
DUFF — McINTOSH.
Jessie Annie DUFF of Newport-on-Tay, Scotland, and
John R. McINTOSH of Rochester were untied in marriage yesterday. The
ceremony was performed by Rev. James WORK.
STEVENSON — NEAR.
Grace E. STEVENSON and Edmund L. NEAR of Chitawango
were married yesterday afternoon. The ceremony was performed by Rev. J.R. HENDRICKSON.
BACHE — BURNETT.
Gertrude E. BACHE and Nelson A. BURNETT were united in
marriage last evening by Rev. Dr. J.P. SANKEY, at his home, on North
Washington street. Mr. and Mrs. BURNETT will make their home at No. 156
MANITOU BEACH HOTEL.
Fred WERTZ Will Formally Open This Well-Known Resort Saturday.
Fred WERTZ, who has achieved fame as a successful hotel
manager, will open Manitou Beach Hotel for the season to-morrow. The
hotel has been thoroughly renovated, and some additions have been made
to an equipment that was already well-nigh perfect. Visitors will find
Manitou a most delightful place to spend a vacation this year — even
though it be but for an afternoon and evening.
WERTZ needs no introduction to Rochesterians. It is
sufficient to say that the hotel will be conducted with a view to giving
every guest a full measure of comfort and enjoyment. The famous white
fish and chicken dinners will be served each evening, as well as a
regular table d'hote dinner. Don't fail to visit Manitou at an early
Funeral Held From the Rescue Mission — Services Largely Attended.
Funeral of Elizabeth TAIT, a well-known colored
resident of this city, whose death occurred last Tuesday, was held at 3
o'clock yesterday afternoon from the Rescue Mission. The funeral was
held from the mission in accordance with Mrs. TAIT's dying request, she
having worshiped there for several years.
services were attended. Rev. C.E. HAMILTON, pastor of
the First Methodist Church, officiated. He was assisted by Rev. J.J.
ADAMS, pastor of Zion Methodist Church, and Superintendent HINES of the
DEATHS AND FUNERALS.
— Loretta LITTLE, daughter of Barry and the late Margaret LITTLE, died
at the home of her sister, No. 6 Caroline street, this morning, aged 17
— The funeral of John ODENBACH was held from the family residence, No.
?? Chatham street, at 8:30 o'clock this morning and at 9 o'clock from
St. Joseph's Church.
— Mrs. Anna O'GRADY died yesterday at the family residence, No. 161
South avenue, aged 61 years. Deceased is survived by two sons, James
and William O'GRADY, and one daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth DALTON.
JUNE 15, 1900
WEDDINGS IN SENECA FALLS.
Two Ceremonies — Elaborate Floral Decorations.
FALLS, June 15, — The marriage Miss Bessie M.
BLAKNEY and Walter J. FISHER of this place was celebrated Wednesday
evening at the home of the bride's father, William S. BLAKNEY, corner of
White and Spring streets, the ceremony being performed by Rev. Ezra
TINKER, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Only the immediate
families and a few of the most intimate friends of the bride and groom
were present. The bride was becomingly attired in white organdie and
was unattended at the ceremony. The newly married couple departed on
the 9:01 train for a brief trip. Upon their return they will occupy
rooms at No. 13 Spring street.
home of the bride's parents in Junius Wednesday
evening occurred the marriage of Miss Maud Mae AVERY and William C.
KRAFT, the ceremony being performed by Rev. E.G. ROBBINS, pastor of the
Methodist Episcopal Church. The floral decorations in the house were
beautiful. The bride was charming in a costume of white organdie.
carried a bouquet of bride roses and was attended at the ceremony by her
sister, Miss Enos AVERY. A reception was afterwards held and choice
refreshments served. Mr. and Mrs. KRAFT left on the evening train for
an extended bridal tour and upon their return will make their home in Junius.
approaching marriage of Patrick CLARY, the junior
member of the clothing firm of CLARY Brothers in this place, and Miss
Dora MALONEY, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Martin MALONEY of Waterloo, is
announced to take place in St. Mary's Church at Waterloo Friday,
TRACY was thrown from his bicycle last evening and
quite severely injured about the face and head.
business meeting of the Young People's Alliance of the
Emmanuel Evangelical Church the following officers were elected:
President: Mrs. J. PREISS; vice-president, Lizzie HOCKENBERGER;
recording secretary, Mrs. O.C. FRECH; corresponding secretary, Dora FRECH; treasurer, Irwin ROLLER.
marriage of Miss Nellie VOSBURGH of Seneca Castle and
Alfred A. SIGSBY, formerly of this village, was solemnized at the home
of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank VOSBURGH, Tuesday, Rev.
Albert P. FOX officiating. Mr. and Mrs. SIGSBY will go to Warren, Ill.,
where they will make their future home.
marriage of Miss Minnie DeWITT, only daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Clarence G. DeWITT, and C. Lacy FULLER will be solemnized at
the First Baptist Church next Tuesday evening.