Rochester, Monroe, NY
Democrat & Chronicle
Sat June 9, 1900
FATAL ACCIDENT AT SODUS POINT
A. J. Lee, of Troy, Drowned While Out Sailing
Two Others Escaped
Dead Man a Manufacturer of Collars and Cuffs -
Coroner Carr Thinks Death Was Caused From Heart Disease From Fright-
A. J. LEE, aged about 45 years, was drowned at Sodus Point Thursday night. He is a manufacturer of collars and cuffs at Troy, n. Y., and came to Sodus Point about a month ago to benefit his health, boarding at the Johnson house. He went sailing with Ford GARDINIER, proprietor of the Gardinier house, at Newark, and Frank HAWLEY, of the same village. While opposite the north Sand Point shore a squall came up, and the men sought shelter at the bottom of the boat, under the sail. A gust of wind overturned the boat and all were soon struggling in the water. LEE went down and did not come up again, making only one outcry.
GARDINIER and HAWLEY were good swimmers and had no difficulty in reaching the shore, only a few rods away.
By this time a large crowd had gathered on the shore and a fellow named William LEPPER dove for the body, which was located in six feet of water, and brought to the surface at once. Dr. Frank L. WILSON soon reached the scene and worked for two hours over the man, but could not resuscitate him. Coroner Robert CARR, of Williamson, was called. He thinks the man died as soon as he was thrown into the water, having been so frightened that heart disease caused death. The dead man's parents reside in Canada. He was a quiet fellow and not a great deal was known about him.
MONEY WENT, TOO
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Schwartz Found Hired Man and Valuables Disappeared
Mr. and Mrs. Henry SCHWARTZ, living about three miles from the village of Newark, report the absconding of their hired man taking with him money and property to the value of about $10. The name of the fellow is Fred DICKERSON, they having taken him from the State Industrial School last February, and having since employed him about the farm. They came to town yesterday to make some purchases.
When they returned DICKERSON was missing, and a search instantly revealed the fact that he had evidently secured some articles of value, viz: a bank containing $2 in money, a set of gold collar and cuff buttons and a revolver and box of cartridges, and fled. He was about 19 years of age and though, while engaged with Mr. SCHWARTZ he had always seemed to be honest, it is now learned from facts that have been ascertained, that his past life was a tough one. The last seen of him he had boarded a fast freight and was evidently making his escape to distant parts.
-An effort is being made by Sodus business men to inaugurate a Fourth of July celebration.
-Commencement exercises at Marion Collegiate Institute begin next Monday evening by prize speaking.
-All the children at Palmyra will have special services on Sunday, which will be celebrated as Children's Day.
-The annual conference f the Baptist ministers of Wayne county will be held in the church at Lyons next Monday afternoon and evening.
-Sunday evening an elaborate programme will be given in observance of children's day, by the Sunday-school in the Sodus Methodist Episcopal Church.
-The children's day services at the Presbyterian Church in Sodus will be held Sunday morning, the exercises being under the direction of the Sunday-school.
-The twenty-third annual convention of the Wayne County Woman's Christian Temperance Union will be held in the Methodist Episcopal Church at Sodus Tuesday and Wednesday, June 12th and 13th.
-The programme for commencement at Macedon Academy has been prepared. The baccalaureate sermon will be delivered Sunday evening, June 17th, by Rev. J. E. NEAL, of Macedon Center. The graduating exercises will be held Wednesday evening, June 20th, in Academy hall.
-The Knights of the Maccabees of Newark, will observe June 17th as a "Memorial Day," and extensive preparations for the event are being made. A number of uniformed delegations from Rochester will be present, beside the local tents from surrounding villages. The exercises of the day will be held in the park after which the graves of the deceased sir knights will be visited and appropriately decorated.
-At the last meeting of the village board of trustees of Newark an ordinance was passed prohibiting bicyclists from riding on the sidewalks of the village after the 10th instant. This is one of the most rigid bicycle laws that has been instituted in that village for many years. Heretofore the wheelmen had been allowed the use of the sidewalks during the winter months from November until May, but that privilege seems now to be abandoned.
-Godfrey SMITH, of Newark, was arrested by Officer HARRIS yesterday upon complaint of F. E. HURLBURT, of Rochester, on a warrant charging the defendant with having committed the crime of petit larceny. It is alleged that he unlawfully took and had in his possession certain tools belonging to the railroad company. He was taken before Justice Fred J. BREWER, when, upon advice of his counsel, B. C. WILLIAMS, he pleaded not guilty, and his trial will be held before Justice BREWER and a jury next Wednesday.
Pavilion Greatly Excited Over Fatal Case of Diphtheria
The residence of Pavilion are much excited over a case of diphtheria which proved fatal in that village on Thursday.
A few weeks ago Miss Carrie MERRILL, of Fort Dodge, Ia., came to visit Rev. and Mrs. T. F. PARKER, and a little more than one week ago she was taken ill. The disease was at first pronounced grip, but on Thursday morning her condition became much worse, and she was found to be suffering from a severe case of diphtheria. The house was quarantined, and about 9 o'clock she died. Ten hours later her body was interred in the cemetery.
As soon as it became known that she had died of diphtheria people became very much alarmed. T. M. BUCKLEY, an undertaker from Le Roy, was called to take charge of the remains. His assistant, Mr. VAN SICKLE, went to Pavilion and scarcely anyone else dared to go near the house. Mr. VAN SICKLE, after preparing the remains for burial, finally succeeded in getting two men, together with the sexton, to assist in the interment, which took place about 7:30 P. M.
Miss MERRILL was a young lady highly esteemed and her sudden death under such unfortunate circumstances has caused a gloom in the community.
Pioneers' Association to be Held in Batavia Tuesday
The annual meeting of the Genesee County Pioneers' Association will be held at the opera house in Batavia on Tuesday next. There will be morning and afternoon sessions, and as the organization is one of the largest social institutions a big attendance is anticipated.
The morning session will open at 10:30 o'clock with prayer, followed by the secretary's report and necrological reports from the town vice-presidents, John G. FARGO, of Stafford, will deliver an address, his subject being "Schools of Fifty Years ago." Then the "old timers" will in turn detail reminiscences of the day when that section was being opened up to civilization, a feature of each annual meeting which has proven not only very entertaining but very instructive. The officers for the ensuing year will be elected and the session will be adjourned for dinner at the Bank Street Church. The afternoon session opening at 2 o'clock will be given up to musical selections, both vocal and instrumental, address, recitations and unfinished business, among the participants being C. C. BRADLEY, John H. YATES, Miss Ada C. HOLMES, Augustus FRICKER, Louis B. LANE, Miss L. C. THOMAS and Mrs. Bessie CARPENTER.
-The Presbyterian, Methodist and Universalist Churches of Le Roy will observe Children's Day to-morrow.
-Mrs Amelia PORSCHET, wife of John PORSCHET, of Batavia, died at her home, No. 548 East Main street, at 9:15 P. M. yesterday from a cancer. She is survived by two daughters, Alice and Florence.
-The board of water and light commissioners of Le Roy has made out an estimate of the funds needed the coming year to operate the water plant and pay for lighting the streets of the village. It is found that $12,000 must be raised which is $3,826.54 more than last year.
-Mrs. Anna HAUKLES PAGE, wife of Andrew PAGE, died at her home in Alexander Friday morning. Mrs. PAGE was 43 years of age and has spent the most of her life in Alexander. Deceased is survived by her husband and two daughters, Leeta L., and Ethel H., also her mother and two sisters.
LACKAWANNA STRIKERS DISCHARGED
Elmira, June 8 - The fifty-two Lackawanna employees who struck on May 9th for an increase of pay and asked other concessions from the company, received their discharges to-day and all negotiations for the settlement of the strike were declared off by Superintendent LLOYD, who has been here two days in conference with the strikers. The men insisted that all strikers be taken back and the company would agree to let only twelve of them resume their duties with the increase of wages asked.
BODY OF SUICIDE PRIEST RECOVERED
Jumped From Rock into Niagara Two Weeks Ago
May Be J. J. O'Donnell
Another Supposed Suicide Discovered in Coal-bin of Old Carbide Plant-
The body of the Catholic priest who on Friday, May 25th, leaped to death from a rock at the foot of the elevator between the lower bridges, was picked up yesterday a short distance below Queenston, Ontario, and taken in charge of by Coroner McGARRY. Later Father BEST, of the Carmelite Monastery, visited the morgue and had the body cared for pending the arrival of relatives. The suicide is supposed to be the Rev. J. J. O'DONNELL, of New York, who, on the day of the deed, left the Providence retreat in Buffalo, and has since been missing. A snuff box bearing O'DONNELL'S initials will help identifying him. With the exception of the coat the clothing was still on the body.
Another mystery has been unearthed at Niagara by the finding yesterday afternoon of the body of a man in a coal bin in the rear of the office of the old carbide plant on Buffalo avenue. The body is that of a man from 40 to 45 years old. He had a long red mustache, was partly bald, wore a blue serge suit, tan hose, a blue and white striped percale shirt, polka dot tie and number sixteen collar. His hat was a soft gray. In his pockets were found $23.27 in cash and a nickel silver watch which had stopped at 2:30 o'clock. To all appearances he had been dead several days, as the body was badly decomposed. There was also found a ticket on the Niagara Falls Park and River Railway, good between the Horseshoe Fall and the upper steel arch bridge, bearing date June 2d.
To all appearances the man had entered the box and assumed the position in which his body was found with great deliberation. Usually the bins are locked, but it was possible to enter this one by raising the back, the lock acting as the hinge. The man had taken off his coat and vest, his cuffs and collar, his shoes, and all were nicely placed about him, as was also his umbrella. When discovered the neck of a bottle was seen protruding from one of the pockets of his trousers, and this bottle contained quite a quantity of morphine. His knife lay open before him, and it is thought that one of the last acts of the man was take a dose of the drug. When the body was raised, another bottle was found beneath him, and in this there was a quantity of prussic acid. The prussic acid plainly indicated that the man sought death, but why he had sought such an out-of-the-way place and how he came to familiarize himself with the box, is hard to understand.
The ticket in his pocket is thought to indicate that he had made a trip about the falls seeking death by the water route, but found no acceptable spot. No one has been found who saw the man alive, but Coroner SLOCUM has been informed that employees of the carbide works saw the man in the box a couple of days ago, and thought he was sleeping. The body is at Cornell & Daggett's.
Annual Meeting Woman's Foreign Missionary Society, Geneva District
The annual meeting of the Woman's Foreign Missionary Society of Geneva district will be held in the First Methodist Episcopal Church in Penn Yan next Tuesday, beginning at 9 A. M., and continuing through the day.
Dr. May CARLTON for many years medical missionary in China, will give an address in the afternoon. Miss ENGLISH, from the orphanage at Bareilly, will tell her experiences in starving India. Mrs. FOSBINDER, of Syracuse, will preside.
-The tax rate of the village of Penn Yan this year will be $9.27 on $1,000 of assessed valuation. Last year it was $8.13.
-Children Day will be celebrated to-morrow in the Baptist, Presbyterian and Methodist Churches in Penn Yan, with special programmes.
-A committee of Posts Long and Sloan, of Penn Yan, is preparing a plot showing the graves of soldiers buried in Lake View cemetery. Many graves lack markers and cannot be identified.
-Captain John CONKLIN, United States army, who is credited with having fired the first shot in Grime's famous battery in the battle at San Juan hill, and who for several months has been acting as collector of customs at Trinidad, Cuba, arrived at his former home in Penn Yan Thursday evening. At the expiration of his furlough he will join his company at Gouvernor's island.
Delegates Elected to the State Prohibition Convention at Utica
At the Prohibition convention held in Warsaw yesterday the following delegates were elected to the state convention in Utica, July 24th and 25th: A. S. PERKINS, Rev. E. J. WHITNEY, Fred MERCHANT, Warsaw; E. D. SWEET, J. L. BULLEN, Henry STAINTON, Perry; Forrest DANLEY, Attica; D. LILLIBRIDGE, East Key. Alternates: F. W. LAWRENCE, Bliss; Albert TALLMAN, Castile; William LYON, Java; Eber FISK, Pike; H. W. SNOW, Milton BARBER, Warsaw; N. FULLINGTON, Orangeville; D. KEITH, Wyoming.
Delegates elected to the senatorial convention were A. S. PERKINS, Rev. H. E. GURNEY, Warsaw; P. H. WOLCOTT, Hermitage; E. D. SWEET and Charles STARR, Perry. Rev. C. H. MEAD, of New York, gave a temperance address at the opera house in the evening.
-The case of George J. SCHWAB against George WEST and Edward WELKER, in county court at Warsaw, resulted in a nonsuit. Court adjourned yesterday morning.
Marriage in Rossbury of Cora G. Bennett and Dr. W. C. Besley
One of the prettiest weddings in this section for some time occurred at the home of the bride's parents Wednesday last when, at 2 o'clock P. M. the marriage of Cora GENEVE?A, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse BENNETT, of Rossburg, and Dr. Walter C. BESLEY, of Woodstock, Ill., took place.
At the appointed hour the bride supported by her father and preceded by the maid of honor, Miss Maude BENNETT, sister of the bride, entered, meeting the groom and minister under a canopy of evergreens, intermingled with pink azaleas, where Rev. F. J. SIMONS performed the Episcopal ceremony. The bride was beautifully attired in a gown of white corded silk trimmed with mousseline de sole, and she carried bride roses. She wore a brooch of pearls and diamonds, the gift of the groom. The maid of honor was attired in Nile green mousseline de sole and she carried pink roses.
The decorations consisted of evergreens intermingled with pink azaleas and cut flowers.
After the ceremony the guests adjourned to the dining-room where a dainty luncheon was served. The happy couple departed on the 5:28 train for their home in the west.
Baptist Association Will Hold 57th Anniversary at Shelby June 14th and 15th.
The Orleans County Baptist Association will hold its fifty-seventh anniversary meeting in the First Baptist Church of Shelby, June 14th and 15th. The programme will be an exceedingly interesting one, including on the first day the annual sermon by the Rev. E. GRIFFITH of Kent, an address on "State Mission Work," by the Rev. C. W. BROOKS, of Watkins, and a special address by the Rev. Charles L. ROADES, of New York.
At the session devoted to the Women's Baptist Home and Foreign Missionary Society, there will be addresses' by Miss SHAW, of Shaw University, and a discussion on "How the Church Makes the Minister," opened by an address from A. E. WAFFLE, D. D., of Albion, and led by the Rev. Joseph WESTON, of Holley. The Rev. C. A. BROOKS, of Pittsford, will preside at a young people's meeting, and in addition to a special musical programme and papers from members of the societies of young people, there will be an address by Dwight SPENCER, D. D., of New York, H. M. PODGSON, D. D., of New York, will address the closing session on "Home for aged Baptist Ministers;" address on "Ministerial Education," the Rev. Joseph WESTON, and closing sermon by the Rev. F. T. LATHAM.
PIONEERS' DAY IN ORLEANS, JUNE 16th
The forty-second annual meeting of the Orleans County Pioneer Association will be held at the court house in Albion Saturday, June 16th. J. E. WILLIAMS, of Medina, will make an address, and there will be an attractive programme of stories of pioneer life, short addresses and music by the pioneer choir, and pioneer drum corps. The president of the association is Hon. George BULLARD of Albion; secretary, H. J. TANNER, of Medina, Mrs. Gracilla BLOOD, of Albion, formerly of Carlton, was the oldest present at the last meeting, who was called to the chair and presented the gold badge worn at the meeting by the eldest present, and no doubt she will be the honored one this year, if able to be present. 'Colonel SHIPMAN, one of the county's oldest pioneers, is the leader of the martial band and famous for his singing of the old songs and the telling of pioneer stories. This is a great day in the county, and there is always a very large attendance.
CASES IN SUPREME COURT
In the supreme court at Albion Thursday, Judge KRUSE presiding, the case o Nicholas ROBINSON against John SCHURGOUR, residents of Hartland and Yates, was decided by a jury in favor of the plaintiff in the sum of $102.37. It was an action brought to recover on sheep. Another case before the court this week, which the jury failed to agree upon, and which was discharged, was that of Mrs. Reke GRIER, of West Shelby, against Menzo JENKINS, of the same town, which was an action to recover damages for alleged assault. The plaintiff and her husband had been in the employ of Mr. JENKINS on his farm. In the case of Jacob KOCHER indicted for selling cider on Sunday, plead guilty and was fined $100.
-Olga FRANK, young daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William FRANK, of Albion, died on Thursday, June 7th, of acute Bright's disease.
-Three of Albion's fire companies in new uniforms, the Hooks, Dye Hose and Hart Hose, will march in the parade of the Western New York Fireman's Association at Lockport next week.
-The Orleans County Veteran Association will meet on June 14th, at Albion. The business meeting will be held in the court house at 10 o'clock in the morning, and at 2 P. M. the address will be made by the Hon. Thomas A. KIRBY. The ladies of the Grand Army circle will serve dinner at 12 o'clock, S. W. SMITH is president.
-Extra efforts will be put forth to make the eighteenth annual camp meeting at Outing park, on Lake Ontario, on August 8th to 23rd, inclusive, the greatest in its history. The trolley railroad from Lockport to Olcott will be completed before the opening of the great camp meeting, and probably thousands more than ever before will be in attendance.
-The graduating exercises of the class of 1900, Medina high school, will be considerably different this year than on past occasions. The reading of essays and orations will be omitted, and a musical programme will be given; together with an address by Dr. Edward HAYWARD, of the Lockport high school. The commencement exercises will be held in Bent's opera house on the evening of June 20th.
MOTOR CAR ON FIRE
New York, June 8 - As a train on the Fifth avenue "L" in Brooklyn started to leave the station at Twenty-fifth street at 7 o'clock last night it was discovered that the first car had caught fire from an over-heated motor box. The flames gained considerable headway with great rapidity and the passengers hurried from the train, which was backed into the station. The fire was put out after causing $100 damage.
Mysterious Shooting Affair in Cuylerville Sunday Just Come to Light
Quite a shooting scrap took place at Cuylerville Sunday night and the same has just been brought to light by the instituting of proceedings before Justice WORKLEY, of that place. It appears that about 10 o'clock on the night mentioned, three Italians went to the residence of a woman living near the depot and demanded admittance, which was refused. The head of the house was confined to his bed by illness, but the woman called a man who was stopping there to protect her. The Italians, it is said, became quite bold, and when they were attempting to force the door, some one within the house discharged a revolver. One of the men, Antonio MINISEI, was struck in the cheek, the ball passing through and out under the jaw on the opposite side. His companions carried him to his home, and early Monday morning he was taken to St. Mary's Hospital at Rochester, where it was found that he was not seriously injured.
It is not known who was inside the house when the shot was fired, and the authorities are having much difficulty in tracing the affair. One arrest has been made, but the accused proved that he was in Moscow when the shooting took place.
EDWIN A. WALLACE
Death at Rochester State Hospital of Well-Known Hotel Man
Edwin A. WALLACE, of Geneseo, died at the Rochester State Hospital at 8 o'clock yesterday morning. Telegrams announcing the death were received at Geneseo shortly afterward and arrangements were at once made to convey the body to his former home there. Mr. WALLACE was 41 years of age. He is survived by his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. John D. WALLACE, of Geneseo, and by one sister, Mrs. Nat C. DEAN, of Chicago.
Edwin A. WALLACE was one of the best-known residents of Western New York. He had been a successful hotel man for a score of years past, during which time he had had connection with the management of the WALLACE hotels in Mt. Morris and Geneseo, the Grand hotel at Point Chautauqua, Chautauqua lake, the Iroquois and the Niagara at Buffalo, and Hotel Breslin at Lake Hopatcong. Deceased was a social favorite in Geneseo and elsewhere. He was a talented singer and in his early life was associated with a number of opera and theatrical companies.
Mr. WALLACE was a member of the Wadsworth Hose Company, of Geneseo, and of Geneseo Lodge, No. 214, F. and A. M. The funeral will occur from St. Michael's Episcopal Church in Geneseo to-day.
COUNTY COURT ADJOURNED
The action of the People against Warner J. SUTHERLAND, of Caledonia, tried in Livingston court Thursday morning and afternoon was concluded at 10 o'clock that night. The trial jury was unable to agree upon a verdict after a deliberation lasting four hours. Judge ROBINSON disposed of the matter by discharging the jury and granting an order dismissing the indictment. The charge against SUTHERLAND was larceny in the second degree. County court was adjourned after the conclusion of this case. It will convene against during the first week in July, when a date will be agreed upon for the trial of the indictment for rape against Rev. Charles FLAHERTY, of Mt. Morris.
-Alexander McCOMB, who was tried on the charge of burglary in Livingston county court this week, was released from custody by Sheriff MILLER yesterday at Geneseo. The indictment against McCOMB had been dismissed by Judge ROBINSON three days ago, but the prisoner was held to await further charges. In the absence of such, his discharge from jail followed.
-The annual convention and reunion of the Livingston County Medical Society will be held at the court house in Geneseo on Tuesday, June 12, Papers will be submitted by members of the organization as follows: "Ectopic Gestation," Dr. R. J. MENZIE, of Caledonia: "Typhoid Fever," Dr. F. J. BOWEN, of Mt. Morris; "Early Treatment of Neurosis," Dr. L. Pierce CLARK; "Two Interesting Cases," Dr. W. E. LAUDERDALE, of Geneseo; "Nuntiara," Dr. Charles H. RICHMOND, of Livonia.
Dedication of First German Evangelical Lutheran Church at Geneva
The dedication of the First German Evangelical Lutheran Church of Geneva will take place to-morrow. Preparations for the event have been in progress for some time. The society is looking forward to it with interest, as the edifice will be the first church home the society has ever had.
The society was organized about a year ago and it has held meetings each Sunday in a hall. Some time ago the members started a movement to secure a church of their own. They finally secured the building formerly owned and occupied by the First Baptist Church Society for $2,000.
The first service will be held at 10:30 A. M., when Rev. Mr. SENNE, of Buffalo will preach the sermon, which will be delivered in Germany.
An afternoon service will be held at 2:30 P. m. at which two addresses will be given, one in German by Rev. Mr. TOEWE, of Grand Haven, Mich., and one in English by Rev. G. KOCH, of Medina, N. Y. The service in the evening will be entirely in English. The sermon will be delivered by Rev. F. KROENCKE, of Rochester.
-Miss Mary McGREGHAN, of Romulus, and Dennis RICE, of Ithaca, were married yesterday at Ovid.
-The Seneca and Ontario Ministers' Association will meet at the sanitarium, Clifton Springs, on Monday, June 11th, at 10 o'clock A. M.
George Simmons Acquitted of Burglary by Jury in Auburn
George SIMMONS charged with burglary, third degree, and larceny, was acquitted of the charge by a verdict of not guilty rendered by a jury of his peers yesterday in Auburn. It took the twelve men one hour to agree upon the verdict.
The case of Pearl MOSHER (male) of Locke, has occupied the attention of the court all of yesterday. MOSHER was indicted for assault in the first degree, the complainant being his cousin, Frank BROWN, also of Locke.
-The twenty-second annual meeting of the Woman's Foreign Missionary Society of Auburn district was held in the Methodist Episcopal Church at Weedsport yesterday.
-Children's Day will be observed to-morrow morning at the Spencerport Congregational Church. The services at the Ogden Presbyterian Church will be held in the evening.
CUT HIS THROAT WHEN ACCUSED OF THEFT
Syracuse, N. Y., June 8 - Loren LONG, of Oswego, 25 years old, entered the bicycle store of H. R. OLMSTEAD & Son this afternoon and offered to sell a wheel at a big sacrifice. He practically was accused of stealing it, when he went to a closet, where he slashed his throat with a razor. At St. Joseph's Hospital it is thought he will recover.
Washington, June 8 - Pensions granted: Increase Timothy CROWLEY, Soldiers' Home, $8; Arthur W. MARSHALL, Moravia, $17; Ole G. HORWAY, Bath, $24; Robert REBY, Auburn, $12. Widow's, Sophia QUANST, Rochester, $8.
J. MERRITT ANTHONY
Death of a Brother of Susan B. and Colonel D. R. Anthony
The death of J. Merritt ANTHONY at Fort Scott, Kansas, is announced by the Associated Press, and by private telegrams to
Miss Susan B. ANTHONY
, of this city, his eldest sister. Death came suddenly to Mr. ANTHONY, who was in his 66th year, being the youngest member of the family of which Miss ANTHONY is so distinguished a representative.
Miss Susan B. ANTHONY left yesterday morning for Leavenworth, Kansas, where the burial of her brother will take place to-morrow. Miss ANTHONY will go to the home of Colonel D. R. ANTHONY, another brother, who is editor and owner of the Leavenworth Times. She will return next week.
J. Merritt ANTHONY lived a retired life, with his wife, at Fort Scott. Hardly twenty-four hours before he dropped dead his wife started on a trip to California, to visit her son, D. R. ANTHONY, Jr. Her husband was in his usual good health when she left. His death is supposed to have been caused by apoplexy. Of his surviving relatives Miss Susan B. ANTHONY is the oldest, being 80 years of age. Colonel D. R. ANTHONY comes next, being 76, while Miss Mary ANTHONY, another sister is 73 years. The children of Mr. and Mrs. J. Merritt ANTHONY are Miss Lucy ANTHONY, who for ten years has been the private secretary of Miss Anna H. SHAW; Alfred, who is connected with the Bradstreet Company in Philadelphia; Miss Annie ANTHONY, who is an instructor in physical culture at Philadelphia, and D. R. ANTHONY, Jr., or California.
J. M. ANTHONY was born in a little hamlet on the Hudson river, and when he was quite young his parents removed to this city, where he spent his life until he was twenty years old. He married Miss Mary LUTHER, of this county. Then with his brother, Daniel R., he went to Kansas, where he lived until his death. Kansas was new when he settled within its borders, and he "grew up" with it, taking part in the stirring events of the "border ruffians" times. He also took part in the famous John BROWN raid at Ossawatomie. In fact John BROWN slept in Mr. ANTHONY's house the night before that famous raid. Mr. ANTHONY served throughout the Civil war in a Kansas regiment.
It is regarded as remarkable that Miss Susan B. ANTHONY, the oldest of her family, should start alone on a journey of several thousand miles to attend the funeral of the youngest member. This is only one evidence of her wonderful energy and vitality. Upon her return she will attend the Republican national convention at Philadelphia. She returned only a few days ago from Boston.
-Mrs. Nellie WILLIAMS died at No. 210 East avenue, June 8th, aged 71 years.
-Bertha PETHKE HOELTZER died yesterday at the family residence, No. 81 Martin street, aged 22 years.
-Ira S. BEERS, late captain Company G. Twenty-seventh Connecticut Volunteers, died in his city June 7th.
-Joshua Lee SMITH died last night at his residence, No. 23 Leavenworth place, aged 72 years. He is survived by one daughter, Anna SMITH.
CAVE-IN AT PLATT STREET
Portion of the Street Near the Bridge Gave Way Yesterday
Yesterday morning between 6 and 7 o'clock no little excitement was caused in the vicinity of Platt and State streets by a cave-in on the former street at the west end of the Platt street bridge. No one was hurt, although there were large numbers of working passing through the street and over the bridge. W. W. WEEKS had a very narrow escape from being carried down with the falling mass of earth. He was on his bicycle, and just behind an ice wagon. The jarring by that vehicle is probably what caused the accident. WEEKS just reached the bridge as the street gave way.
The hole in the roadway is on the south side of the street near the Granite mills. Immediately after the accident Captain FURTHERER was notified, and he took steps to have a guard placed about the excavation, and to have a fence of planks put around it.
The river bank is very high at this point and is of rocky formation. In former years a mill occupied the site of what is now Platt street, and a wheel pit had been cut into the rock embankment. When the bridge was built this pit was not filled up, but the foundations of that end of the bridge were built into the rock and arched over the pit.
The street was in, but the pit was not walled up, and yesterday the passing of an ice wagon loosened the packed earth and the mass slid down into the pit. The hole left by the disappearing earth and stones is about twenty feet long, eight or ten feet wide and from ten to fifteen feet deep. An examination of the bridge foundations on that side of the river showed that there was absolutely no danger to the structure. Since the cave-in the mass of earth has not moved, and with the exception of a few falling lumps of loose earth and paving stones, no more of the street has sunk. The work of repairing the street will be begun this morning.
BICYCLE RIDE AND SUPPER
A bicycle ride and supper was enjoyed last evening by the members of the Young Men's Bible Class of Christ Church. The affair was managed by a committee of which F. B. STEELE was chairman.
BROWN -- CAMPBELL
W. J. BROWN of Le Roy, and Miss Grace E. CAMPBELL, of this city, were married on Wednesday at No. 9 Mt. Pleasant park by Rev. D. M. COUNTERMINE.
FINE REPEATERS AND CHRONOMETERS
Require expert handling when in need of repairs. No one in Rochester has better facilities than Henry OEMISCH, the Triangle-building jeweler.
STETTNER - Thursday, June 7, 1900, Christina, wife of David STETTNER, of Ogden, aged 83 years.
-Funeral Sunday, June 10th, at 2 o'clock, from the late residence.
HOELTZER - In this city, at the family residence, 81 Martin street, Bertha PETHKE HOELTZER, aged 22 years, 6 months, 21 days.
-Funeral at 2:30 Monday afternoon. Relatives and friends of the family kindly invited to attend.
SMITH - In this city, Friday, June 8, 1900, at his late residence, No. 23 Leavenworth place, Joshua Lee SMITH, aged 72 years.
-Funeral from the house at 2:30 Sunday afternoon.
BEERS - In this city, Thursday morning, June 7, 1900, Ira S. BEERS, late captain Company G, Twenty-seventh Regiment Connecticut Volunteers.
-Funeral from his late residence, No. 920 Main street east, at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon.
YOUNG HEIR STRANGELY MISSING
New York, June 8 - James KNEE, a 15-year-old boy of No. 742 Clausen avenue, Brooklyn, has been missing from his home since May 31st, and the police have been asked to institute a search for him. KNEE worked in the Brooklyn Library, and at noon on May 31st he left the building, ostensibly for luncheon. He did not return, nor has he been seen since. He formerly lived with his aunt, Mrs. Catherine KNEE. Her husband, upon his death, left James $15,000.
Albany, June 8 - Secretary of State McDONOUGH to-day received from Tours, France, the resignation of Charles Haviland RUSSELL, of New York, as one of the commissioners appointed under an act of the last legislature, providing for the erection of a monument to Colonel Christopher GREENE and other Revolutionary soldiers in the town of Yorktown, Westchester county.