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Rochester Daily Union & Advertiser, Rochester, NY January 23, 1900 by: Jim Claffee
Geneva - Annie Hulby, the 10 year-old daughter of Mrs. Abbot Hesney of 15 Powers alley, died at the City Hospital yesterday. She had been ill for some time, but had been without medical attendance until 10 o'clock Sunday morning. During the day she was moved to the hospital. The girl's mother and step-father are Greeks. The mother can speak no English and the father's vocabulary is very limited. The family emigrated from Greece to this country some three months ago. They have resided in this city but a short time. An autopsy was held at the morgue at 1 o'clock yesterday afternoon.
Rochester Daily Union and Advertiser, Rochester, Monroe Co., NY Feb 6, 1900 by: Sylvia Olson
GENEVA, Feb 6 - Mrs. Florence H. TAYLOR, wife of Frank Taylor, died yesterday. Deceased is survived by her husband, two children, a sister and one brother.
Rochester Daily Union and Advertiser, Rochester, Monroe Co., NY Feb 17, 1900 by: Sylvia Olson
DRANK CARBOLIC ACID.
Mary Elizabeth McCARTHY of Geneva Takes Her Life.
GENEVA - Feb. 17. — Mary Elizabeth McCARTHY, aged 29 years, committed suicide yesterday by drinking carbolic acid.
The dead woman lived at 42 North Exchange street with her parents. She retired as usual Thursday night and said nothing to any member of her family which would lead them to think she had designs on her life. About midnight her father was awakened by hearing her having a violent attack of vomiting. She told him she had an attack of indigestion and would soon feel better. He retired again and in a couple of hours, or about 2 o'clock in the morning, was again awakened by sounds from her room. On going there he found her in great agony. He immediately sent for Dr. T. D. RUPERT. From the symptoms the physician suspected poisoning and used every effort to save her life, but to no avail, death ending her suffering at 4:30 o'clock.
Coroner WEYBURN, who was notified, ordered an autopsy which showed that
a large quantity of the poison had been taken.
She leaves a father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Dennis J. McCARTHY, two brothers, Dennis of Geneva and John of Rochester, and four sisters, Mrs. George DOBIE of Lyons and Julia, Katherine and Margaret McCARTHY of Geneva.
An inquest will be held some time today.
Rochester Daily Union and Advertiser, Rochester, Monroe Co., NY Friday, March 23, 1900 by: Sylvia Olson
FUNERAL OF E.
Honors for the Geneva Soldier Who Was Killed in the Philippines.
Special Dispatch to Union and Advertiser.
GENEVA - March 24. — The funeral of Edward B. Webster, Jr., will be held Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock from the Armory of the Thirty-fourth Separate Company. The funeral will be of military bearing. The remains arrived in this city over the Pennsylvania division of the Central Hudson at 8:15 o'clock last night. A detachment of the Thirty-fourth Separate Company acted as escort.
The body was taken to the Armory, where, draped with the Stars and Stripes, it will lie in state until the hour of the funeral. A watch was posted immediately after the arrival of the remains at the Armory and it will be continued while the remains lie in state. The remains, encased in a metallic casket, rest in the middle of the big drill hall.
Webster met his death while serving his country in the Philippines. He was killed July 18th last. The flags above the Armory and public buildings float at half-mast. Webster will be given all the honors due a dead hero.
Rochester Democrat & Chronicle Friday pg 4 May 11, 1900 contributed by: Dianne Thomas
Mrs. Matilda PARDEE died at the residence of her brother, Benjamin P. WOODEN, two miles northeast of Geneva, yesterday morning, aged 83 years. She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Harriet M. MERRITT, of Chicago, and two brothers, Byron G. WOODEN and Benjamin P. WOODEN, of the town of Geneva.
Harriet E. DELAMARTER, died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William DELAMARTER, yesterday morning, at Geneva, aged 26 years. Besides her parents, the deceased is survived by one brother, William F. DELAMARTER Jr., and two sisters, Mrs. John PEARSON of Cedar Springs, Michigan and Mrs. D. W. GOODWIN of Geneva. Miss DELAMARTER was a communicant of St. Peters' Church, a prominent member of St. Margaret's Guild, of that church and of the Woman's Relief Corps.
Bessie M. WENTZ, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John M. WENTZ of Seneca Falls, died Wednesday night, of Bright's disease. For several years she was a teacher in the public schools of the village, until failing health obligated her to apply for leave of absence. Her age was 24 years.
Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, Monroe, NY Wed, June 27, 1900 by: GSubyak@aol.com
MADIGAN - TRACEY
Yesterday morning at 10 o'clock took place the marriage of Miss Elizabeth TRACEY and James MADIGAN, both of Geneva. The ceremony took place in St. Francis de Sales Church and was performed by Very Rev. William A. McDONALD. The bridesmaid was Miss Mary McGRAW, of Seneca Falls, and the best man, James MULHOLLAND, of Geneva. The bride wore a gown of pearl gray over white taffeta and carried a bouquet of white roses. The bridesmaid wore a dainty gown of gray organdie and carried white roses. After the ceremony the party was driven to the home of the bride's mother on Seymour street, where a wedding breakfast was served. After an Eastern wedding trip the couple will make their home in Geneva.
Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, Monroe, NY Wed June 27, 1900 by: GSubyak@aol.com
Two Geneva boys had a narrow escape from drowning yesterday afternoon. They were George RINGER and William BACHMAN. They fell into the lake from a row boat. George FOSTER and others went to their rescue in a sail boat and rescued them in time.
Rochester Daily Union and Advertiser, Rochester, Monroe Co., New York June 29, 1900 by: Sylvia Olson
Geneva's Quota of Brides.
GENEVA, June 28. - At the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Levi IRELAND, North Main street yesterday afternoon, took place the marriage of their daughter, Miss Lillian May IRELAND, to Frederick Morrell VANCE. The ceremony was performed by Rev. A. W. BROADWAY of the First Methodist Episcopal Church. The bridesmaid was Miss Jeanie BARDEN of Penn Yan; the best man, Robert VANCE, brother of the groom. The bride was attired in a gown of white Persian lawn, trimmed with white satin ribbon and lace. She carried white roses. The bridesmaid wore a gown similar to that of the bride and carried pink roses. Master Arthur FLINT and Madeline HERMANS carried flowers. The ushers were Mrs. Clayton C. McKINNEY, of Geneva, and Miss Grace BARDEN, of Penn Yan. The ceremony was under a large bell of ferns, roses and daisies. The house was decorated with roses, daisies and carnations. After a wedding repast the couple left for an Eastern trip. They will make their home in Geneva.
At St. Francis de Sales Church yesterday the marriage of Bridget STEADMAN to William DAVIE took place, Very Rev. William McDONALD officiating. Miss Nellie WELCH of Clifton Springs acted as bridesmaid, and Thomas KEARNS of Geneva, as best man. The bride and bridesmaid wore gowns of white organdie and carried white roses. After the ceremony a wedding breakfast was served at the home of the bride. In the afternoon the couple left for Pennsylvania.
Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, Monroe, NY Wednesday Aug 1, 1900 by: GSubyak@aol.com
SENECA - Waterloo's Drowned Man Identified as Patrick
Sparrow, of Geneva
A new chapter in the case of the man found drowned at Waterloo was opened yesterday. Mrs. SPARROW, of No. 18 West avenue, Geneva, went to Genung's undertaking rooms and asked to see the clothes of the unfortunate man whose body was buried in the old cemetery Saturday. Her request was granted, and the woman immediately recognized the garments and the knife and handkerchief as belonging to the husband, Patrick SPARROW, whom she had not seen for two years. "I could swear to them," said Mrs. SPARROW to the Democrat and Chronicle correspondent. She was accompanied by her daughter, the eldest of her four children, a bright little girl of perhaps 13 years. Mrs. SPARROW described her husband as being rather a large man, about 35 years of age and five feet and eleven inches tall. He had been a kind husband to her, she said, but acted rather queerly at times. They had been married fifteen years. Some two or three years ago she had her fortune told, and was warned that one of these days her husband would go away and be brought back dead. She revealed this to him, and it seemed to disturb him very much and make him more erratic than ever. When asked if it were possible that her husband might have committed suicide, judging from the state of his mind, she readily assented to the theory.
The evidence of Mrs. SPARROW tends to do away with the theory of murder in the case. Four weeks ago, certain Waterloo people heard screams coming from the island between 12 and 1 o'clock on a Sunday morning. Some argued that the hands of the body, found lying on its face, were clutching at the mud and eel grass as though the man was forced into the water and was trying to escape. People in general, however, believed the man to have deliberately tied the big stone to his neck and plunged into the river.
Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, Monroe, NY Sat Nov 24, 1900 by: GSubyak@aol.com
Miss Grace Vinn Succeeds In Surprising Her Geneva Friends
On the return of Miss Grace M. VINN to Geneva after a visit in Rochester it was learned for the first time that she was no longer Miss VINN, but that during her absence in the Flower City she had taken unto herself a hundred and returned for her Thanksgiving dinner as Mrs. Dennis E. McCARTHY.
The marriage took place in Rochester some days
ago, but her Geneva friends were not advised of it at the time. The bridesmaid
was Miss Minnie COOK, and the groomsman N.
C. McCULOUGH, both of Rochester. Mr. McCARTHY
was a former
resident of Geneva. The newly married couple will reside at 249 West avenue, Rochester.
Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, Monroe, NY Wednesday Feb 6, 1901 by: Dianne Thomas
Serious Charge against Patrolman - Buffalo, Feb 5 - James KELLEHER, a patrolman was suspended this morning on a serious charge. He was arrested and locked up. It is alleged that KELLEHER assaulted Katie WAGNER, 16 years old, living at No. 554 Fulton street. She is now under the care of a matron at police headquarters and is being attended by a physician. [he is related to Kelleher fam of Geneva]
Geneva Daily Times, Geneva, NY Friday May 24, 1901 by: Dianne Thomas
Charles OFFICE died at his home in Bellona, at an early hour this morning, aged 79y. Mr. OFFICE formerly lived in Geneva. He was a prominent nursery man and was employed by William SMITH, for 9 years. The deceased is survived by one son, George OFFICE, of Bellona, and two daughters, Miss Hannah OFFICE of Bellona and Mrs. Carrie NEWBY, of Seneca Falls. The funeral will take place from the Seneca Presbyterian church at 3 o'clock. [Burial in No. 9 Cemetery, Seneca, NY]
Ontario Co. Chronicle, Canandaigua, NY October 30, 1901 by: Dianne Thomas
Stephen H. PARKER, died in Geneva, Friday afternoon, aged 79 years. The deceased was attending the funeral of E. D. COLVIN and had just taken a last look at the remains of his friend, when he was stricken with heart trouble and died instantly.
Mr. PARKER was a venerable newspaper publisher, and was one of the best known editors in the State. He retired from the work of publishing the Geneva Gazette on July 1, last, a position which he has filled with signal ability for about 53 years. He was a prominent Democrat and has held a number of positions of trust.
He was a member of the Masonic fraternity and one of the oldest members of Geneva Commandery 29, K. of T. Mr. PARKER was also president of the New York State Democratic Editors Association, to which position he was elected at the meeting held at Asbury Park last summer. He was a member of St. Peter's Episcopal church and for a number of years a member of the vestry.
Mr. PARKER was twice married and is survived by his widow and six children; William C. PARKER, Stephen D. PARKER, of New York and Mrs. D. F. ATWOOD of Geneva; children by his first wife; and Miss Florence J. PARKER of Geneva, Mrs. Thomas B. FOSTER of Buffalo, and Evans PARKER, by his second wife; also three brothers, Edgar PARKER and Giles PARKER of Geneva, and Charles PARKER of Dunkirk.
Journal and Republican, Lowville, NY Thursday, Feb 27, 1902 by: Dianne Thomas
LOCAL MATTERS - Brief Mentions
While eating toast, John TOOLE, of Geneva, 15 years old, scorched the roof of his mouth . The walls of the blood vessels were so thin that profuse bleeding resulted and he died from the loss of blood.
The Syracuse Journal, Friday, May 30, 1902 by: Dianne Thomas
WOMAN'S NARROW ESCAPE - Miss SINGSINE Injured at Geneva While Wheeling
Geneva - May 30 - Margaret SINGSINE, a waitress employed at the Kirkwood hotel had a narrow escape from injury yesterday afternoon while riding her wheel on Exchange St. She was coming down on the west side if the street when in front of Austin WHEELER'S newsroom, her skirt became caught and while attempting to arrange it her head was turned to one side and she did not notice a buggy coming up the street.
Austin WHEELER was standing in his doorway and saw a collision was likely. He called to the driver just in time. The driver who for the first time saw the girl, pulled the horse to one side. The wheel missed the horse, but struck the side of the buggy, smashing the front wheel completely. The young woman escaped with a severely cut thumb and a bad jar.
The Geneva Advertiser Tuesday June 12, 1902 by: Dianne Thomas
Theodore DUFFIN passed his 64th birthday on the 12th June, and his colored friends to the number of about forty, gave him a banquet at his rooms in Union Alley that night. They had a great layout, and wound up with card playing, music, speeches and story telling, Theodore is an old warhorse among his people, and while he was in good health, kept his end up in all their sports.
Captain John S. DORMAN so well known to almost every Genevan, the honest old farmer, sailor, and Christian, died at his home in. Seneca last Thursday, June 12th, after a long illness. He was born on the town of Seneca, March 4th, 1819, so had passed his 83d year. His early manhood waspassed on the farm, but for many years he sailed the ocean, was captain of a whale ship, and the sea-talk never left him. While a resident of New Bedford, Mass., he was initiated into Masonry, Star in the East Lodge, and in 1865 affiliated with Ark Lodge No. 33 of Geneva in which he has paid dues ever since. His brethren of Ark Lodge in goodly number for a heavy business day attended the funeral Saturday afternoon at two o'clock. Rev. A. B, Temple conducted the church service, and the committal was made by the masons. He is survived by his wife, one son, Walter, and three brothers, James of Geneva, Dudley and Alanson in far-off California, and one sister, Mrs. J. W. Ansley of Geneva. And we merely want to add right here that the man who deserved the friendship of Capt. John S. DORMAN, could have no truer, warmer or more lasting friend than he. Living to a ripe old age he passes out from among us sincerely mourned.
Mrs. Patrick H. TOOLE died at the home of her mother, Mrs. Thomas MURPHY on Jackson street last Wednesday, aged 25 years, of pneumonia. She was married to P. H. TOOLE in September last, started housekeeping on Castle street, but was so ill that she had to give up the home and returned to that of her mother. The young couple had hosts of friends, who sincerely mourn this loss.
Bro. Henry DEY drove way over here from Varick to attend the funeral of his old friend, Capt. John S. DORMAN.
Mrs. J. H. RAWLEY of Chicago is visiting at the home of her father, Mr. S. K. NESTER, come on account of the serious illness of her brother.
M. F. BLAINE and his wife left here yesterday for Asbury Park, where they expect to remain until the first of August. Mr. BLAINE is not at all well.
Weddings soon: H. Lynn HENRY and Miss Mary JOSLYN; Thomas WALSH and Margaret L, MERRIMAN of Rushville; W. S. CORNWELL and Alice L.JOHNSON of Penn Yan.
The wedding of Mr. Roscoe J. TOMPKINS and Miss Anna VIELE will occur in St. Peter's Church .at 6.30 p.m. of June 25th, Their future home will be in Atlantic City, N.J.
Patrick TOOLE, whose wife was buried last Saturday, has been very ill at his father's home on Castle St., threatened with pneumonia, with his mother over him almost constantly.
Charles D. WOODCOCK of Geneva, and Miss Nellie A. CARROLL of Penn Yan, were married at the home of the bride's uncle, James K. THAYER of Milo, June 11th. A number of his Geneva friends attended the wedding, a very pretty affair.
The Syracuse Journal Tuesday Sept 2, 1902 by: Dianne Thomas
Nellie L. BROWN, a niece, Gets Too Large a Share - Estate of about $17,000 Given to Many Nieces, Nephews and Grand Nieces and Nephews
The will that seems to have stirred up the trouble, gives to Catherine SUGRUE, of this city, a grand niece, $1,250; to Hugh SUGRUE of Holyoke, $500; to Patrick SUGRUE, Ireland, $1,500; to Mary Moore CODY, Rochester, $500; to James SUGRUE of Syracuse, $200; St. Vincent de Paul Orphan Asylum, $200; House of Providence, $200; Johanna FLYNN, 1011 Orange st., $100; Cornelius FLYNN, same place, $100; John MOORE, Syracuse, $200; Michael MOORE, Rochester, $300; John GRIMES, Pastor of St. Marys' church $100; Nellie L. BROWN, $3,000. The letter is also made residuary legatee. Eugene J. MACK and Parker T. BROWN are named executors.
The Ontario Repository and Messenger, Canandaigua, NY June 11, 1903 by: Dianne Thomas
+ John KINNEY, aged 70 years, is in a precarious condition as the result of being knocked down on the street last Wednesday by a bicycle rider by Joseph DE WOLF.
+ Paul FOLGER of this city will row with Cornell's freshmen crew at the Poughkeepsie races.
+ A fierce forest fire raged in the Pines near Junius, five miles north of this city, Friday and Saturday, filling this place with dense smoke.
+ Mrs. Maud Ballington BOOTH spoke at the North Presbyterian Church, Sunday, telling of the work being done for ex-convicts in Hope halls, established by the Volunteers of America throughout the country.
+ This evening at Collins Hall, a reception and ball will be given by O. J. C. ROSE, A. P. ROSE and C. J. ROSE, introducing to society Misses Christina, Hester and Elizabeth ROSE.
+ Mrs. Mary E. FOWLER, who moved from this city to Rochester a few months ago, has secured a divorce and $25 a month alimony from H. J. FOWLER, late editor of the Times, who sold his newspaper interest here to devote his time to theatrical business, managing a company presenting Mlle. Louise with Miss Agnes ARDECK as star. His intimacy with a New York actress was proven in the divorce suit, which was tried at Auburn, Saturday. They have one child, a 10 year old daughter, who remains with her mother.
Ontario Repository & Messenger Canandaigua, NY Thursday, June 25, 1903 by: Dianne Thomas
+ The ordinance against shooting firecrackers and other explosives in the city limits is being enforced, and one small boy has paid the penalty of violating it. Sunday, 7 year old Irving KELLER put a torpedo on the street railway track on Pre-emption street, and threw a stone at it. Flying pieces from it struck him in several places and one had was badly lacerated. He may lose some fingers.
+ Chief of Police KANE notified all saloon keepers that the law regulating liquor selling would be rigidly enforced, nad Geneva was practically a dry town Sunday. How long will it continue?
+ S. K. NESTER has purchased for $15,000, Mrs. Elizabeth MARTIN'S place on South Main street. It is understood that he will remove the house and erect a $50,000 mansion on the site.
+ J. F. MICHAELSON, assistant bacteriologist at the Experiment Station, has resigned to accept a similar position at Stillwater, Okla.
+ On complaint of the anti-cruelty society, Philip LANASA, an Italian fruit vender, was arrested Monday for driving a decrepit horse and fined $10.
Rushville, N. Y. - The remains of David Uhl, a former resident of this place, will be brought here for burial tomorrow. Mr. Uhl died at the home of his son, Allen Uhl, near Canandaigua, Wednesday (Jan 20th). One daughter who lives in Mansfield, Penn., also survives him. Mr. Uhl was a brother-in-law of Miss Martha Allen, whose funeral was held this afternoon at the home of her niece, Mrs. J. W. Bryant.
Geneva Daily Times, Geneva, NY June 9, 1904 by: Nancy Tweedie
Democrat & Chronicle Rochester,
June 29, 1904 by: GSubyak@aol.com
BISHOP - COVERT
Seneca Falls Young Lady the Bride of a Geneva Man.
Seneca Falls, June 28 - A quiet wedding took place at 4 o'clock this afternoon at the residence of Mrs. Henry A BISHOP, No. 19 Spring street. Miss Maude H. BISHOP, her daughter, was the bride, and Carl COVERT, of Geneva, was the groom. Miss Cora BELDON, of Auburn, was the bridesmaid and Russell FLICKINGER, of this place, was best man. The bride wore white Persian lawn, trimmed with Mechlin lace, and carried a shower bouquet of white carnations, and the bridesmaid was gowned in pink Persian lawn and carried a shower bouquet of pink carnations.
The ceremony was pronounced by Rev. W. Bours CLARKE, rector of Trinity Church, in the presence of the immediate relatives and a few friends, among whom, from out of town, were Mrs. CANE and son, Benjamin, of Auburn; Mrs. John HILDRETH, of Geneva; Mr. and Mrs. William BELDON and Miss Cora BELDON, of Auburn. Miss Frances EMERY presided at the piano, rendering the wedding march from "Lohengrin" as a processional. The floral decorations of the house were in white and pink, and after the ceremony a reception was held. The newly married couple departed on the evening train for a short wedding trip, and on returning will be at home to their friends in Geneva.
Mr. WINNIE is no
Longer Secretary of the Vance Boiler Works at Geneva
Geneva, June 28 - The Board of Directors of the Vance Boiler Works has deposed Edwin M. WINNIE as secretary of the company and declared the office vacant. The Board of Directors consists of five members, the vote to depose being three to two, Mr. WINNIE, and his attorney, W. S. MOORE, who is also a director of the company, voting in the negative.
The prosecution of Mr. WINNIE for alleged forgery, Mr. MOORE says, is being done by J. P. VANCE, president, and B. BORGMAN, treasurer, as individuals, and not in behalf of the company. Mr. MOORE criticizes this action and says the matter should have been referred to the Board of Directors for action, which he says was not done.
Mr. MOORE says that the Board of Directors were never advised of the condition of affairs, but that Mr. VANCE and Mr. BORGMAN called the meeting of stock-holders which appointed a committee to investigate and report on the condition of the company. At the meeting of the stock-holders and directors yesterday Mr. MOORE proposed that the Board of Directors be appointed as a committee of the whole to act with the other committee in making the investigations.
Mr. MOORE said if they would do that he would agree to give his professional services free to prosecute any officer or person whom such
investigation should show guilty, no matter who that person was. This proposition was declined.
"The company," said Mr. MOORE, "is indebted to the Geneva National Bank, directly and indirectly, to the amount of about $22,000, of which $15,000 is represented by bonds. Suit has been commenced by the bank against the company for the amount owing. Mr. BORGMAN and Mr. VANCE wanted to defend the action on certain grounds and wanted Mr. WINNIE to join in the defense with them, but I advised him not to do so. I did this because I assisted in negotiating the loans at the bank, doing so in good faith. The bank has kept faith and the defense proposed I knew to be not well founded. Mr. WINNIE's refusal to join in the defense has probably had considerable to do with bringing the action against Mr. WINNIE."
Mr. WINNIE will be arraigned to-morrow at 10 o'clock, and there is considerable interest as to whether he will stand examination or waive it and go
before the Grand Jury.
Wayne County Sentential Palmyra New York (mid) Aug 1904 by: Dianne Thomas
Mrs. Mary MASON and Charles ROBIE are mourning the death of their brother, George ROBIE of Chicago.
Democrat & Chronicle Rochester, Monroe, NY Tues Dec 20, 1904 by: GSubyak@aol.com
NOT THE MAN
Geneva - Dec. 19 - Sergeant RIPPEY, of Company B, who was accidentally shot at the armory on Saturday, is resting comfortably and will recover, probably without amputation being necessary. Lieutenant GASPER states that he did not do the shooting as stated in this morning's paper, but that John HALSTED, of New York, who was visiting the armory with him, held the pistol at the time it was discharged. Mr. RIPPEY had been shooting with the weapon and told them that it was not loaded. He takes all the blame upon himself for the mistake.
Democrat & Chronicle Rochester, Monroe, NY Sunday Dec 25, 1904 by: Dianne Thomas
LAWYERS PASSED THE LIE - P. P. DICKINSON and J. F. KEEF Waxed Strenuous in Argument - County Judge SUTHERLAND wore down the business portion of his gavel , considerably yesterday morning when attorney John H. KEEF, appeared before him to argue the appeal of James KELLEHER from a police court conviction of non-support. Assist District Attorney AVERILL made an appearance for the people, but the brunt of the argument summoned by P.P. DICKINSON, counsel for Mrs. KELLEHER.
Mr. KEEF told the court that Police Justice CHADNEY had prevented him offering evidence affecting the complaining witness's character and that KELLEHER had begun a divorce suit, which lagged for lack of funds to prosecute it.
Mr. DICKINSON took a hand at this ....tion and referred to "perjured testimony" that KELLEHER was alleged to rely upon.
Mr. KEEF declared the husband's proof was the testimony of the chief and other officials of the Geneva police force, and asked Mr. DICKINSON whether the latter meant to say that these officials had perjured themselves. The home occupied by the KELLEHER'S had been stoned because of the wife's reputation, said Mr. KEEF.
"It was stopped because KELLEHER took a wife, two weeks after the death of his first wife", retorted Mr. DICKINSON.
"This woman lived openly with a man in Tonawanda," rejoined KEEF.
"That's a lie " shouted Mr. DICKINSON, jumping up, "and you know it."
KELLEHER who is a Civil War veteran sought to be heard on his own account, but Judge SUTHERLAND cut the discussion short by taking the papers in the appeal. Decision will be announced later.
Democrat & Chronicle Rochester, Monroe, NY Tuesday June 13, 1905 Friday pg 12 by: Dianne Thomas
CONVICTION GOOD YET COURT FREES DEFENDANT - Sentence of James KELLEHER, Veteran, Remitted Because of His Obtaining A Divorce.
Although failing to get his ..... of non-support reversed for trial errors, James KELLEHER, a veteran of the war of the Rebellion, obtained his discharge for liability to server the six months imprisonment Justice CHADNEY ? sentenced on him, because Judge HABERLAND took into consideration, the fact that the old man had been successful in a divorce action against the complainant.
KELLEHER's wife was the complaining witness against him, and she obtained his conviction on September 23, 1904. KELLEHER gave a bond, on appeal and took the case before Judge SUTHERLAND, John H. KEEPF, appearing for him. The appeal was argued on Dec 24, 1904. Assistant District Attorney AVERILL, appearing for the people. His part in the hearing was merely formal, however, as P. P. DICKINSON, the wife's lawyer, who condemned the presentation, was per---- to argue against the reversal of the judgment of the police court.
There was a hot session in County court. Mr. KEEF attacking Justice CHANDEY's trial methods and explaining he and not ____ allowed to offer perfectly proper proof concerning the wife's character. Mr. INCIN____, in rebuttal, talked of "perjured testimony'. "The proceeding in the police court was regular", says Judge SUTHERLAND in the decision handed down yesterday, "and there is no ground for appeal in the return. It appears however, that since the conviction of the defendant has obtained a divorce, in the Supreme Court, from his wife, because of the statutory grounds and therefore, an order may be entered discharging the defendant from any future liabilities under the judgment."
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