Rochester Daily Union and Advertiser
Rochester, Monroe County, New York
JUNE 18, 1900
Mrs. Margaret LINDNER.
SPRINGS, June 18. — Mrs. Margaret LINDNER died
yesterday of lung trouble. Deceased was born in Germany sixty-eight
years ago. She came to this place forty-eight years ago and soon after
became the wife of the late Frank LINDNER. Mrs. LINDNER leaves three
children, Mrs. Leonard FISCHER and Frank and George LINDNER all of this
place. Funeral to-morrow morning at 9 o'clock.
June 18. — Frederick POMEROY died suddenly Friday at
his home one mile north of this village, aged 62 years. The funeral
will be held from the house this afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. MAPLESDEN
JUNE 18, 1900
HAD BAG OF PLUNDER.
And the Thieves Fought the Officers Who Arrested Them — Sent Up for
COLLINS and Thomas CORBETT were convicted in the
police court to-day of drunkenness and were sentenced to serve thirty
days each in the penitentiary. It is probable that before they serve
the sentence the police will be ready to make a charge of burglary
against them as they had a bag of booty over their shoulders when they
were taken into custody by Detective McDONALD and Officer DEVEREAUX.
officers saw the young men making their way along
Andrews street at 6 o'clock Saturday evening as best they could under a
heavy load. They were followed through Evans alley and a couple of
other streets leading to the junk shops and were finally stopped by the
policemen. They are both tough and have been arrested a number of
times. They tackled the officers and a lively fight between the four
was in progress when Officer SPILLINGS came along and assisted his
brother officers. The crooks were handcuffed and taken to the station
in the patrol wagon together with their bag of plunder which turned out
to be brass gas fixtures. On them were two images of Benjamin Franklin
by which they could be easily identified by the owner. The fixtures had
been broken up and the intention of the thieves was no doubt to sell
them as old brass. They were drunk when arrested.
TWELVE YEARS OF HARD LABOR
Sentence Imposed Upon ALESSE by Judge DUNWELL.
Italian Who Was Convicted of Wantonly Shooting Joseph LOMBARDO Last
Prisoner Calmly Listened to the Court's Remarks and to the Sentence
Which Followed — Major SPAHN Asks Mercy.
ALESSE, the Italian who was convicted of wantonly
and carelessly shooting Joseph LOMBARDO last July, was this morning
sentenced by Justice DUNWELL to imprisonment at hard labor in Auburn
prison for twelve years and four months. The extreme penalty for the
crime of manslaughter in the second degree, of which he was convicted,
is fifteen years.
was extremely calm during the time the court was
imposing sentence. He was brought into court by Deputy Sheriff ABBOTT.
Up to the time he got into the elevator at the Court House he had a
large pipe in his mouth, which he puffed calmly, and chatted with the
officer at his side.
was first taken to one of the court rooms on the
second floor, and was later transferred to the Equity Term room on the
third floor. A big crowd, which speedily filled all the seats in this
room, followed the convicted man up stairs. Some of the people stood
around the edges of the room and waited for the judge to come.
should be said that this is the first time a man has
been sentenced upon a criminal charge in the Equity Court room. In the
Special Term room adjoining several have received the court's sentence.
Most of that branch of the work is done in the Supreme Court room down
VALITUTTE was called in to act as interpreter. He was
sworn to interpret truly between the court and the prisoner at the bar.
ALESSE was then asked the usual questions. He made a number of comical
answers to some of the questions, some of which caused a titter about
prisoner was then given a chance to make a statement.
He said :
"All I've got to say is I'm a poor man, and I've got six children. I
didn't do the shooting. If you send me up it ain't right. You can do
as you please."
DUNWELL made quite a long speech in sentencing ALESSE. He said :
"I must take into consideration the recommendation of the jury to
exercise leniency in the case. The testimony shows that the defendant
was quick to use a dangerous weapon. He did not wait to see whether he
would be attacked, but used the weapon at once. The evidence does not
show that LOMBARDO attacked him. The shooting was not only unjustified,
but the defendant did not use any of the means of retreat that were
offered. Of course this was a self-cocking weapon and perhaps some
significance should be attached to that fact.
"In the struggle with Scaggiafearri the weapon might have
been discharged. But the jury found that he was handling the weapon in a
careless manner, which the jury has characterized as culpable
"The jury in this case might have found a verdict of murder
in the second degree and they would have been within the law. But they
decided that there... (didn't get rest of article)
AT ZION CHURCH.
Children's Day Observed With Appropriate Exercises.
Children's Day was observed yesterday at Zion African
Methodist Episcopal Church with appropriate exercises. The floral
decorations were very elaborate. A large amount of flowers was donated
by the first Presbyterian and Unitarian churches. The address of
welcome was made by Miss Marie KENT. Solos and recitations were then
given. Mr. VOGT and Mr. FREEHOFF gave delightful selections on the
violin and cornet. The floral gate of praise, thanksgiving and
contentment was very beautiful. After a solo by Miss Elsie TOWNES, which
was responded to by Miss Katie MASON, the latter opened the gate, and
the children entered. The exercises were the most successful and
pleasing the history of the church.
credit is due to the committee on decorations and
Miss M. PARKER, superintendent of the Sunday School, for the success
attending the exercises. They were in charge of Rev. J.J. ADAMS, pastor
of the church.
WHEEL THIEF CAUGHT.
Was Captured by the Owner of a Wheel He Had Stolen.
J. DOYLE, about 35 years of age, was arraigned in
police court to-day on a charge of grand larceny by stealing a bicycle
from John C. SILLER. He pleaded not guilty to the charge and the case
was put over till Thursday. DOYLE was committed to jail.
SILLER conducts a store at the corner of North Union
and Weld streets and Saturday evening when he rode from his home to the
store on his wheel he left the bicycle on the Weld street side of the
building and went into the store. A moment later he had occasion to go
out of the store and was just in time to see a man mounting his wheel
and making off with it. He gave chase and catching him placed him under
arrest. The patrol wagon was sent for and the man was taken to the
police station. He is thought to be from Syracuse and had in his pocket
a pawn ticket.
JUNE 18, 1900
(Missing some of the headlines)
Property Handed to Police by Clerk from Office of George RAINES,
Attorney in the Case.
SAMPSON, the professional pickpocket who was
arrested on a charge of picking the pocket of Alexander McWHORTER and
stealing a pocketbook containing papers valued at $5,500, was discharged
in Police Court to-day on motion of Prosecuting Attorney CALAHAN, who
stated that the evidence was not sufficient to justify the people in
going on with the case. He said that while Mr. McWHORTER could identify
the man as being near him at the time he could not identify him as being
near enough to him to have stolen his pocketbook. SAMPSON was therefore
discharged and escapes prosecution like almost every professional crook
that has been arrested in this city during the past year. Six
professional pickpockets and burglars were discharged last Saturday as
there was no definite charge against them. One of them when arrested had
a big revolver with him and could have been prosecuted for carrying
concealed weapons. Others carried in their pockets cloth caps that
could be used in disguising themselves should they be detected and
SAMPSON was arrested Mr. McWHORTER, who was robbed as
he was boarding a Lake avenue car at Seneca Parkway last Wednesday
night, identified SAMPSON as a man who was close to him at the time of
the robbery and the police thought they had a good case against the
crook. But in this they were mistaken, for Mr. McWHORTER has since come
to the conclusion that the man was a little further away from him at the
time of the robbery than he first supposed. As soon as the case was
disposed of and SAMPSON released Mr. McWHORTER's pocketbook with all the
$5,500 worth of papers intact was taken to police headquarters by George
RAINES' clerk and handed to Chief HAYDEN, who turned it over to Mr.
McWHORTER and received his receipt for it. The receipt reads to the
effect that the pocketbook and contents were stolen from Mr. McWHORTER
by SAMPSON. Before the case was called in court to-day Mr. RAINES
assured Mr. McWHORTER that if SAMPSON was discharged his pocketbook and
papers would be returned to him. So the papers were returned in
compliance with the promise of Mr. RAINES.
there is no doubt that the papers were either stolen by
SAMPSON himself or by a member of the gang with which he as connected.
An effort was made by the attorney in the case to have the case called
up last Saturday after it had been put over till to-day, but he police
would not consent to this.
STRUCK BY A TRAIN.
Italian Injured at Portageville Taken to St. Mary's Hospital.
Italian whose name could not be learned was struck by a
fast train on the Western New York and Pennsylvania railroad, near
Portageville at 12:30 o'clock yesterday morning. The man was employed
in a quarry near Portageville and was walking along the tracks to his
home when the accident occurred. He left arm was bruised.
injured man was taken to the residence of Dr. Robert
GREY in Portageville, and brought to St. Mary's Hospital in this city
yesterday afternoon. When examined by the hospital surgeons it was
found necessary to amputate the left arm above the elbow.
UNDER HORSE'S HOOFS.
Mrs. Elizabeth NELSON Seriously Injured at Genessee Valley Park.
Elizabeth NELSON of No. 58 Greig street received
serious injuries at Genesee street and Brooks avenue yesterday afternoon
about 5 o'clock. She was thrown under a horses' hoofs and received a
severe scalp wound, besides several bruises about the body. She was
taken to the City Hospital.
NELSON and her daughter were riding side by side when
a wheelman rode between them, throwing Mrs. Nelson so that she fell
under the hoofs of the horse, which was near her at the time. It is
said that both the offending bicyclist and the driver of the horse went
away from the scene of the accident as quickly as possible, without
offering any assistance.
DEATHS AND FUNERALS.
— The funeral Mrs. Anna O'GRADY was held from No. 196 West Main street
at 9 o'clock this morning and at 9:30 o'clock from St. Mary's Church.
— The funeral of Charles KRAMER was held from the family residence, No.
9 Harwood street, at 8:30 o'clock this morning and at 9 o'clock from St.
— Mary Agnes LA DUKE died Saturday at the family residence, No. 97
Portland avenue, aged 6 years. Deceased is survived by her parents,
three brothers and one sister.
— Catherine, wife of Anselm STALLKNECHT, died Saturday afternoon at the
family residence, No. 42 Michigan street, aged 74 years. The funeral
was held from the house at 2 o'clock this afternoon.
— Henry B. KIMBLE died last evening at the family residence, No. 283
Scio street, aged 74 years. Deceased is survived by his wife, three
daughters, Mrs. G.W. LORD, Mrs. Henry R. STRICKNITZ and Henrietta
KIMBLE, and one son, George KIMBLE.
— Frank Z. END died yesterday at the family residence, No. 63 Herman
street, aged 33 years. Deceased is survived by his wife, mother, four
brothers, Joseph, Charles, John and Louis, and one sister, Mrs. William
VOEGLER , all of this city.
— The funeral of Mrs. Mary H. BAKER was held from the residence of her
daughter, Mrs. Le Grand BROWN, in Scottsville, at 10 o'clock this
morning. The remains were brought to this city and interment was made
at Mt. Hope cemetery.
— John WARD died last night at St. Mary's Hospital, aged 23 years. He
is survived by his mother, widow of the late Michael WARD, two brothers,
Patrick T. and Thomas H., and one sister, Mary B. The remains will be
taken to the family residence, No. 98 Whitney street, from where the
funeral will be held.
JUNE 18, 1900
HAYES — MULCAHY.
Anna Laura HAYES, daughter of Mrs. Nancy HAYES, of
this city, and James M. MULCAHY, of Phelps, were married on Wednesday
afternoon at Immaculate Conception Church, by the pastor Rev. A.M.
O'NEILL. The bride was attended by Miss Agnes MULCAHY, of Phelps,
sister of the groom, and the best man was Thomas A. HAYES, of this city,
brother of the bride. The bride wore a gown of lemon colored Swiss and
carried bride roses. The maid of honor wore heliotrope Swiss and
carried sweet peas. Mr. and Mrs. MULCAHY will reside in Phelps where
Mr. MULCAHY is employed by the New York Central railroad.
COUGHLIN — ATTRIDGE.
pretty wedding took place at Holy Apostles' Church
on Thursday afternoon when Miss Estelle A. COUGHLIN and William J.
ATTRIDGE were united in marriage by the pastor, Rev. T.C. MURPHY. Miss
Lillian ATRRIDGE, sister of the groom, and John B. COUGHLIN, brother of
the bride, were bridesmaid and best man respectively. After a wedding
trip in the east they will reside at No. 116 Orchard street.
MEYER — DOYLE.
Helen F. MEYER and Harry C. DOYLE were married at St.
Joseph's Church on Thursday morning by Rev. Father PINGEL. The
attendants were Miss Hessy E. DOYLE and A. Allen DOYLE, sister and
brother of the groom.
COLEMAN — BARTH.
Catherine M. COLEMAN and Alfred J. BARTH were united
in marriage on Thursday evening last by Rev. E.B. OLMSTEAD, pastor of
Asbury Methodist Episcopal Church.
PETTINGER — ENGELS.
Maud PETTINGER and Cornelius ENGELS were married on
Thursday last at the home of the bride's parents, No. 28 Lewis street.
Rev. Edward P. HART, rector of St. Mark's Episcopal Church, performed