Rochester Daily Union and Advertiser
Rochester, Monroe County, New York
JUNE 6, 1900
Death of Joseph MURPHY — Trolley Road vs. Central.
GENEVA, June 6. — The death of Joseph MURPHY, aged 76 years, occurred at his home on North street Monday afternoon. He had lived in Geneva fifty years. Deceased is survived by a wife, five children, Mrs. James McGUIRE of Seneca Falls, Mrs. T.J. CAMPBELL, Mrs. W.H. REILLY, John MURPHY and D.F. MURPHY of Geneva, and one brother. W.H. MURPHY of Geneva. Funeral from St. Francis de Sales' Church at 10 o'clock Thursday morning.
Robert RINGER, while removing a window sash, had a vein in the palm of his hand severed by a piece of broken glass. Two stitches were taken in the wound.
Word has been received by L.G. HOSKINS (?), attorney for the Geneva, Waterloo, Seneca Falls & Cayuga Lake Traction Company, from Albany, to the effect that his clients had won the case with the Central-Hudson railroad. The Court of Appeals rendered the decision that the traction company was not obliged to either tunnel under or to build a bridge over the railroad tracks at East Geneva. A trolley car was struck at this crossing and several passengers narrowly escaped with their lives.
Invitations have been issued for the forthcoming marriage of Miss Charlotte L. BARNES to Elton F. HASKELL of Detroit, Mich. The wedding will take place June 20th from the home of the bride's mother, Mrs. Elizabeth S. BARNES of Geneva street. Rev. Charles HAMILTON of Rochester will perform the ceremony.
The local High School will play a return game of baseball with the Auburn High School next Saturday on the college campus. The make-up of the home team will be as follows: FOLGER, pitcher; McCORMICK, catcher; ROSE, first base; SCHELL, second base; LITTLE, short stop; COLEMAN, captain, third base; SLOSSON, left field; RICE, center field; SMITH, right field.
JUNE 6, 1900
THREATENED TO KILL HIS SWEETHEART
Strange Conduct of a Mad Young Lover.
Fired Several Shots at a Girl Because She Refused to Marry Him — Threatened Suicide.
Once He Tried to Take His Own Life by Shooting — Sent to the Penitentiary for Thirty Days.
If William HOUGH, 19 years of age, who was sent to the penitentiary in the police court to-day, for a term of thirty days, for annoying 18-year-old Annie KNORR, is not taken in charge by the authorities or some one else, he may inflict bodily harm on himself or the girl, for he has already attempted suicide, and has several times threatened to kill the girl and then end his own existence because she has refused to marry him. He has fired shots at her on more than one occasion, and one night after another young man had accompanied her to her home, HOUGH, who had followed her and hid in a yard next to the home of Miss KNORR, jumped the fence and rushed upon her as the other young man left her and holding a revolver to her face, told her that she was about to die. She screamed for her mother, and when the latter came out the youthful lover fled. A few nights previous he fired two shots at her as she was on her way to a party , but neither of the shots struck her. On another occasion, when she was at one of the parks, he displayed two revolvers and threatened to kill her. On the 20th instant he called her vile names, and it was for this offense that he was sent to the penitentiary for thirty days by Judge WHITE in the police court to-day. It was a year ago that the youth attempted to take his life. He had previously threatened to commit suicide because a girl with whom he was infatuated at that time had refused to marry him.
It was while Miss KNORR was on the stand in police court to-day that she related the circumstances in connection with his dire threats and his attempts on her life. She said that he had made so many attempts to kill her and had threatened to fill her so many times that "she had been obliged to keep company with him at times to keep her courage up."
Miss KNORR, who is a pretty girl with light hair, told her story in a manner that showed that she was in fear of the young man. She said that she had been annoyed by him to such an extent that she finally caused his arrest for the purpose of protecting herself. She said that her home was at 482 Oak street, and as his home was 51 on the same street she naturally met him, and at his request had accompanied him to one or two parties. He soon began to make threats against her because she had refused to marry him and had followed her on different occasions and called her names. One night while she was on her way to a party she said he fired two shots at her, and recently, when she was on her way home from a party, in company with a young man, he followed her, and hiding in the yard next to where she lives he waited till the young man, who was with her left and then as she was about to go into the house he jumped over the fence between the lots, and rushing up to her, he held a revolver close to her face and threatened to shoot her. He said that he would end it all by killing her and then killing himself. She screamed and her mother came out, whereupon the fiery young lover fled.
On one occasion, the young woman said, she was at one of the parks, and there she was confronted by HOUGH who with a big revolver in either hand pointed the weapons at her and threatened to shoot her. It was only through interference on the part of others that her life was saved. On the night of the 30th of May she said that he followed her and called her vile names.
William HOLTSCHER and Frank NOELTER, who are friends of the young lady ----- (MISSING PART OF ARTICLE) ----- man who shot him was his rival in a race for the affections of a young woman. He said he did not know his rival's name but had seen him. The man had once, he said, tried to stab him. After he related the story the officers told him they did not believe him and he soon weakened and confessed that there was no truth in the story, but that he had shot himself because the girl he loved had jilted him. Later the police learned that he had gone to his home early in the evening an displaying a revolver had threatened to shoot himself. No attention was paid to him as it was not thought that he was in earnest.
Upon being informed of the real facts of the shooting Capt. BAIRD communicated with the hospital authorities, and learning that it would do no harm to remove the youth to the police station, ordered him placed under arrest and he was accordingly taken to the police station in the patrol wagon.
The young man recovered from his injury and was subsequently discharged from custody. Since then he has, according to Miss KNORR's story, persecuted her and several times threatened and attempted to kill her.
FIRE IN SHOE FACTORY.
Gas Escaping from an Ironing Machine Became Ignited — Young Lady Employee Slightly Injured.
A fire occurred in the Armstrong & Co. shoe factory at 155 Exchange street at 2:30 o'clock, causing no little excitement among the employees of the factory and injuries to one of the young ladies in the factory.
The fire started from an ironing machine on the third floor.
The machine was about in the middle of the room and was heated by gas.
What caused the gas to escape and become ignited is not known. It puffed out suddenly and blazed up to the ceiling, causing the automatic fire extinguisher to open. The water soon put out the blaze.
Miss Rhoda WILSON, who was near the machine at the time, was burned about the hands. Her apron was also burned and she had a narrow escape from serious injury. None of the girls employed in the department lost their presence of mind and consequently there were no accidents except the one mentioned.
Several officers who were in the police station next south of the shoe factory ran to the scene. Officer STEIN telephoned from the factory for chemical 1. Its services were not required, however, as the automatic apparatus had put out the fire. It was necessary to get the Protectives to protect the goods, however, till the place for shutting off the water in the building could be found. The damage to goods by the water will be considerable.
ROBBED OF HER JEWELRY.
Five Valuable Rings and Gold Watch Stolen — One of the Supposed Thieves Under Arrest
A young woman, arrested under the name of Belle McGUIRE, but who when arraigned in police court on a charge of drunkenness said that her name was Ellen LA RUE and that she was a servant by occupation, was paroled.
She is the young woman for whom the police were looking for a couple of days, as she had been robbed of five rings and a gold watch by several young men who had been drinking with her. She was found on Oak street by Officer J.J. LYNCH last night and was drunk when he found her, so this charge was preferred against her. She made affidavits in regard to the theft of her jewelry to-day and showed the injuries made to her fingers when the rings were ripped off.
Charles B. GUYON, who is thought to have had some connection with the theft, is now in jail. He was arrested by Officers MONAGHAN and RAGAN Monday night while offering for sale on Front street two of the stolen rings and the watch. He denied that he committed the theft, but admitted that he had been in company with the woman. He blamed the theft on another man who was in her company.
JUNE 6, 1900
WILLIAM H. MOTT.
Apoplexy Was the Cause of His Sudden Death.
William H. MOTT, superintendent of the Eastman Kodak Company's works on State street, died suddenly last evening at the family residence, corner of Maryland street and Glenwood avenue. He became ill at 9 o'clock and Dr. W.B. JONES was summoned. Mr. MOTT died shortly after the physician arrived.
Coroner Wallace SIBLEY was notified. After learning the circumstances of the case he granted a certificate of death from apoplexy.
Mrs. Carrie WAYTE WAITE.
Carrie WAYTE, wife of Robert W. WAITE, formerly Miss Carrie I. WAYTE of this city died yesterday at the family residence in Chicago. Deceased is survived by her husband, four sisters, Miss Mary E. WAYTE and Mrs. H.E. LEACH of this city, Mrs. F.D. PHINNEY of Rangoon, Burmah, and Mrs. George N. De NILLE of Minneapolis, and three brothers, William E. WAYTE of Cleveland, Alfred E. WAYTE of Winnipeg and Charles F. WAYTE of Nashville, Tenn.
— Elizabeth, wife of John KEMAHAN, a former resident of this city, died Sunday at the family residence at Newark, N.J.
— Frederick G., son of Frederick DIEN, died yesterday at the family residence, No. 513 Plymouth avenue, aged 21 years.
— The funeral of William T. HENDERSHOTT was held from the family residence in Penfield at 2 o'clock this afternoon.
— Edith M. WALLACE died yesterday at the family residence, No. 5 Center park, aged 24 years. The remains will be taken to Belleville, Canada, for interment.
— The funeral of Louis K. NASH will be held from the family residence, No. 660 North street, at 2 o'clock to-morrow afternoon.
— The funeral of Mrs. Jennie LAVERTY was held from the residence of her daughter, Mrs. J.C. MOORE, on East avenue in Brighton, at 8:30 o'clock this morning and at 9 o'clock from St. Mary's Church.
— The funeral of Mrs. Sarah A. MOORE will be held from the family residence, No. 53 Cady street, at 8:30 o'clock to-morrow morning and at 9 o'clock from the Immaculate Conception Church.
— George C. EDMONDS died yesterday afternoon at the family residence, No. 497 Monroe avenue aged 51 years. Deceased is survived by his wife, two sons, George and Frank, and four daughters, Mrs. J. KIMMEL, Lizzie, Evan and Mildred EDMONDS.
— Jan Van Fleet HALSEY died yesterday at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth P. BRIGGS, No. 74 Richard street. The remains will be taken to Batavia, N. Y., for interment.
— The funeral of Mrs. Charles BREEHL was held from the family residence on Emerson street at 1:30 o'clock this afternoon and at 2:30 o'clock from Salem Church. Rev. J.F.W. HELMKAMP, pastor of the church, officiated. Interment was made at Riverside cemetery.
— Catherine W. SCANLAN died yesterday at St. Mary's Hospital. Deceased is survived by her mother and six sisters, Bridget, of Ireland, Mrs. P.H. CULHANE, Mrs. Thomas McGINNIS of this city, Mrs. William O'NEIL, Elizabeth and Margaret of Philadelphia, and four brothers, Thomas and Timothy of Ireland and Maurice and Michael of this city. The funeral was held from the hospital at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon.
JUNE 6, 1900
Well-Known Young People United in Marriage in Webster.
Miss Lena ROTH, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mathias ROTH, of No. 2?6 Hudson avenue, and Charles F. MAGIN were united in marriage yesterday morning, at Holy Trinity Church, in Webster. The ceremony was performed by the pastor, Rev. Joseph A. MILLER. The bride was met by the groom at the sanctuary, where she was given away by her father.
Miss Emily M. ROTH, niece of the bride, acted as bridesmaid, and Jerome MAGIN, brother of the groom, was best man. The bride wore a gown of castor trimmed with orange blossoms. The bridesmaid wore pink organdie and carried bride roses.
After the ceremony a wedding breakfast was served at the home of Rev. Father MILLER. Mr. and Mrs. MAGIN will be at home after June 6th, corner of North and Alphonse avenues.
ALBERTS — CROMBACH.
Miss Anna ALBERTS and Fred C. CROMBACH were married at SS. Peter and Paul's Church yesterday morning by Rev. F.P. SCHEID, assistant pastor of the church. Miss Catherine ALBERTS, sister of the bride, acted as bridesmaid, and Joseph BLUM was best man. The bride wore white silk and carried white roses, while Miss ALBERTS wore Swiss mull and carried pink roses. The church was beautifully decorated. After the ceremony a reception was held at the home of the newly married couple, No. 67 Cady street.
RUMMEL — KINNEN.
The marriage of Juliana RUMMEL and Mathias KINNEN was solemnized Monday, at St. Joseph's Church, by Rev. Father SCHWABL.
Conference of Secretaries.
Secretary F.L. STARRETT of the local Y.M.C.A. left this morning to attend the twenty-ninth conference of general secretaries of North America at Thousand Island park. The conference will last for four days. Mr. STARRETT will return to the city on Saturday night.
JUNE 6, 1900
FELL FROM A STEEPLE.
Stephen W. ROMAINE Makes His Last Climb.
COLD SPRING, N.Y., June 6. — Stephen W. ROMAINE of Yonkers, aged 24 years, who was known as "Steeple Jack," was killed here yesterday by a fall from the Methodist Church steeple. He climbed the steeple, a distance of 250 feet from the sidewalk, by the lightning rod, and was in the act of grasping the ball that surmounts it, when the rod gave way and he fell. When he reached the ground his body bounded a distance of fourteen feet.
ROMAINE lived about two hours, but did not regain consciousness. ROMAINE had been hired to gild the ball on the steeple.
Just thirty years ago the ball was placed in position and no work had been done on the steeple since.
The steeple climber then met his death the same as did ROMAINE.
Death of Thomas COBURN Accidental — Court News.
LYONS, June 6. — Coroner Dr. Robert S. CARR has filed the report of his inquest upon the body of Thomas COBUS. In his report he says: "The name of the deceased was Thomas COBUS, a man about 75 years of age. That he was a resident of Ontario Center, N.Y.; that he came to his death on May 22, 1900, between the hours of 4:30 and 5:30 p.m., about one-eighth of a mile east of Union Hill (didn't get rest of article)
Elisha H. SHEPARD.
GENESEO, June 6. — Elisha H. SHEPARD of Geneseo, died yesterday noon at the Rochester State Hospital. Mr. SHEPARD has been failing for over a year past and was removed to the Rochester institution less than a month ago in the hope that the change would prove beneficial. News of the death was received here by wire yesterday afternoon. Elisha H. SHEPARD was one of the best known and most widely esteemed citizens of Geneseo, where he has lived for many years. He had just passed his 89th birthday. Deceased is survived by his widow, by three sons, Newton SHEPARD, William S. SHEPARD and Cary SHEPARD, and by one daughter, Miss Nellie SHEPARD. The body will be conveyed to Geneseo for burial.
Josiah VAN AUKEN.
Special Dispatch to Union and Advertiser.
LYONS, June 6. — Josiah VAN AUKEN, for over fifty years engaged in the shoe business on Canal street, died late last night at his residence on Catharine street, aged 77 years. Deceased was born in Newark March 23, 1823, and is survived by a daughter, Miss Lizzie VAN AUKEN, of this village, sons Thomas of Seneca Falls, Henry of Buffalo and George of Auburn. Funeral service from the house Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock, Rev. Rufus T. COOPER of the Methodist Episcopal Church officiating.