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Democrat & Chronicle,  Rochester, Monroe, N. Y.      Monday     Jan 30, 1905   by: GSubyak@aol.com 

Geneva, Jan. 29 - Mrs. Clara SEELYE PRINCE, wife of Colonel F. W. PRINCE,  of Hartford, Conn., formerly of Geneva, and a sister of Mrs. J. P. WAIL, of this  city, died Friday afternoon at the home of her son, Attorney Henry A. PRINCE,  No. 209 West 107th street, New York, where she and Mr. PRINCE were visiting.  Mrs. PRINCE was 67 years of age. She is survived by her husband and two sons,  Henry A. PRINCE, of New York, and Frederick W. PRINCE, of Hartford. The remains will be brought to Geneva tomorrow.

Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, Monroe, NY,  Wed Mar 15, 1905    by: GSubyak@aol.com

Canandaigua, March 15 - Surrogate DITMARS has issued letters of administration to John A. MURRAY, in the $3,300 estate of John KANE, late of Phelps, and to Charles L. BIGELOW, in the $900 estate of Rachael A. BIGELOW, 
late of Phelps. The will of Mary Ann KENNEY, late of Geneva, was admitted to probate. The estate is estimated at $1,100, and John B. KENNEY has been made executor.

Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, Monroe, NY       Fri Mar 10, 1905                 by: GSubyak@aol.com

Verdict for the Plaintiff in Case Tried at Canandaigua
Canandaigua, March 9 - The case of Orey HEWITT vs. Henry C. TRAFTON, which was on trial all of this forenoon, went to the jury after dinner and a verdict was returned for the plaintiff in the sum of $75. Suit was brought to 
recover $100 as a fee for the sale of property. O'BRIEN, SHORT & HAMLIN, and THOMPSON and CHRISTIAN were opposing lawyers.

The case of Charles D. McCARTHY vs. Charles MADDEN was then placed on trial. It is an action to recover damages in a horse deal, and the parties are located at Geneva and Clifton Springs, respectively. The attorneys were O'BRIEN & SHORT for the plaintiff, and GRIFFITH & HENRY for the plaintiff.

Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, Monroe, NY      Fri Mar 10, 1905               by: GSubyak@aol.com

Two Decisions Handed Down by the Appellate Division 

Geneva, March 9 - Among the decisions handed down by the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court yesterday were two Geneva cases. One was the case of the Geneva Mineral Springs Company against Charles A. STEEL and others, and the other the case of Sarah E. SNELL against Frank L. COMBS. In the mineral springs case the appeal decided was on an order issued by Supreme Court Justice FOOTE, confirming the report of Hon. Nathaniel FOOTE as referee, and deciding that the referee was not required to make certain findings as to the law and facts in the case, although the attorneys had requested that these findings be made.
The decision in the SNELL-COMBS case was decided in favor of the respondent, Mrs. SNELL. This was a proceeding that was brought to dispossess COMBS from the SNELL farm, south of this city. It was tried before Justice Charles W. SMITH of the town of Geneva, in April, 190?, who granted an order dispossessing the tenant. COMBS then took an appeal to the County Court and there the final order was affirmed in August, 1903, by Judge KNAPP. COMBS then appealed, again to the Appellate Division, which has now affirmed both the order and the judgment.

Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, Monroe, NY             Fri Mar 10, 1905               by: GSubyak@aol.com

Assistant Chemist at Geneva Experiment Station Going to Harrisburg 

Geneva, March 9 - Frederick D. FULLER, who for more than eight years has been assistant chemist at the Experiment Station, has accepted an offer from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, of the position of state chemist, to take charge of the analysis of concentrated commercial feeding stuffs. The department is located at Harrisburg, Pa. The new position carries with it a substantial increase in salary.
Mr. FULLER is a graduate from the New Hampshire College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts with the class of 1892. The three years following his graduation, he served as assistant chemist in the new Hampshire Experiment station at Durham. The years of '95 and '98 were spent in a course of post graduate study of advanced chemistry at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute and October 1, 1896, he came to the Geneva Experiment Station

Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, Monroe, NY     Fri Mar 10, 1905           by: GSubyak@aol.com

Geneva, March 9 - The Seneca and Ontario Ministers' Association meets at the Y. M. C. A., parlors, Geneva, Monday, March 13th, at 3 P. M. At this meeting Rev. Louis M. SWEET of Canandaigua will give an address on "The Virgin Birth."

Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, Monroe, NY    Tue Mar 14, 1905            by: GSubyak@aol.com

Geneva Man Injured at Summit Stove Co.'s Plant - May Not Recover

Geneva, March 13 - Herman FUNSOOTEN, 28 years old, of No. 333 Lake street, was probably fatally injured this morning by being hurled around a rapidly revolving shaft at the Summit Stove Company's plant on Andes avenue. At the hospital Dr. G. B. YOUNG said the man's injuries consisted of a fracture of the femur, a badly crushed right foot, contusions and numerous abrasions on the head and deep cuts and lacerations all over the body. His recovery is not considered possible.
FUNSOOTEN entered the employ of the Summit company last Monday. He was employed as a laborer and among his duties oiled the shafting every morning. This morning when he began his work he wore a long coat and to this is attributed the accident. Barely had he begun to oil the hangers underneath the floor in the mounting room, when his coat caught on the shafting and he was whirled from his feet and thrown with terrific force against the flooring. His clothing was twisted about the shaft and he was slowly being crushed against the rafters when his cries attracted the attention of some workmen and the machinery was stopped.  The body was wedged so tightly that it was necessary for the workmen to  cut away his clothing in order to extricate him. The City Hospital ambulance was summoned and the man taken to that institution. FUNSOOTEN is unmarried and has a father and several brothers residing in the city.

Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, Monroe, NY    Tue Mar 14, 1905        by: GSubyak@aol.com

Returns to the Penitentiary to Serve Four Months More

Canandaigua, March 13 - James DUFFY, whose fracas with the authorities on Main street Saturday has caused town talk, was to-day sentenced by Judge PARKHURST, in police court to serve four months at the Monroe County Penitentiary, which institution he had quitted only the morning of the day he started the trouble that sent him back.
Through a misunderstanding the Democrat and Chronicle correspondent erred in stating that the trouble with DUFFY started at the Murphy cafe. DUFFY had been refused a drink at that place, but went out peaceably. When he got on Main street he got into a dispute that attracted the attention of the police.

Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, Monroe, NY   Tuesday,  Mar 14, 1905              by: GSubyak@aol.com

Manchester, March 13 - Yesterday afternoon occurred the civil marriage of  Thomasso De GIROLOMA and Rosa MIGLIOZZA, two well known members of the Italian colony in this village. For several days past arrangements have been made for the important event and at 2 o'clock the happy couple, accompanied by some of their friends went to the home of Dorman F. COATES, one of the justices of this town who performed the ceremony. Upon their return home friends from Canandaigua were awaiting them and refreshments were served and a gay celebration after the Italian fashion lasted until early this morning.

Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, Monroe, NY    Wed Mar 15, 1905        by: GSubyak@aol.com

David Bishop of Geneva Consented to Go To Penn Yan Without One 

Geneva, March 14 - David BISHOP, a boatman of this city, was arrested at the home of his father on South Exchange street late last night by Officers KUNEY and KINNEY, at the request of Sheriff PULVER, of Penn Yan, who told Chief KANE over the long distance phone that he had a warrant charging the Genevan with first degree assault.

BISHOP was held at the station until to-day, when Sheriff PULVER came after him. Chief KANE asked to see the warrant, but the chief executive of Yates county had forgot to bring the important document. Then a hot argument was started. Attorney BISHOP, of Watkins, a brother of the Geneva man, held that the Sheriff had no right to take the man back without the warrant. The Sheriff contended that he was an escaped prisoner, although he had never been in custody in Yates county for the present charge.

Finally the matter was compromised and BISHOP and his uncle went to Penn Yan, where he was arraigned late to-day and admitted to bail. The assault is alleged to have taken place at Dresden some five weeks ago, when it is said BISHOP fired shots from a revolver. BISHOP denies this, and says that he simply fired one shot through a window in a hotel and another into the flooring. BISHOP is well and favorably known here, and his arrest was a surprise to his friends.

Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, Monroe, NY       Wed Mar 15, 1905         by: GSubyak@aol.com


Prof. SILVERNAIL, of Rochester, Spoke before Geneva Young men.
Geneva, March 15 - The seventh annual banquet of the Rippey Bible class of the First Presbyterian Church took place to-night in the class room. There were over 200 partakers of the feast and the affair was the most successful of any of these annual functions. The Rippey class is a class of young men, numbering between 50 and 100, of whom Thomas E. RIPPEY is the teacher. It has held a banquet each year for the past seven years, to which are invited the young men of the city. The occasions are looked forward to with much interest.

After partaking of a substantial menu at gayly decorated tables, toasts were responded to as follows under the direction of Dr. L. L. VanSLYKE as toastmaster: "The Sunny Side of the Street," Rev. H. Grant PERSON, of Seneca Falls; "A Growing City." Dr. W. H. JORDAN, Geneva; "The Struggle of the Classes," Arthur M. SEEKEL, Union Springs; "Religion and the Man," Professor J. P. SILVERNAIL, of the Rochester Theological Seminary.

Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, Monroe, NY        Wed Mar 15, 1905    by: GSubyak@aol.com

Geneva, March 15 - Edward J. HARDING, of the Black Diamond Hose Company, has been appointed second assistant chief of the Fire Department. HARDING joined the Black Diamond Hose Company May 1, 1897, and on September 6, 1898, was elected first assistant foreman. He was re-elected in 1899 and in 1900 was chosen foreman, which position he has since filled to the credit of himself and company.

Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, Monroe, NY       Fri Mar 17, 1905      by: GSubyak@aol.com

Geneva, March 16 - An unusual musical entertainment was given here this evening, which attracted a large and fashionable audience to Collin's Music Hall. The entertainment was a symphony concert and lecture given under the 
direction of Mayor Thomas M. OSBORNE of Auburn, for the benefit of the George Junior Republic. The programme included the third symphony of Beethoven's, the overture from Mozart's opera "Die Zanberfloete," songs by W. G. BEACH, a graduate of the George Junior Republic, and a short lecture of Beethoven and his third symphony by Mr. OSBURNE, with illustrations on the piano.

Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, Monroe, NY             Fri Mar 17, 1905      by: GSubyak@aol.com

Geneva, March 16 - Colonel WILSON, commander of the Second Battalion, N. G. N. Y., this morning received a communication from headquarters at Albany notifying that the resignation of J. George STACEY, as commander of Company B, has been accepted by the governor.

Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, Monroe, NY          Friday,    Mar 24, 1905           by: GSubyak@aol.com


Wounded Italian Died There Yesterday   -   Warrant For Assailant   
Fatal Ending of Stabbing Affray in Italian Boarding House-Autopsy showed seven Stab Wounds - Police Looking for Accused Man

Geneva, March 23 - Joshon VINDICTI, the Italian who was stabbed Monday night, died this morning at the City Hospital, the stabbing affray thus becoming a murder case. VINDICTI was 30 years of age and lived at No. 18 Sherrill street. The wounds from which he died were inflicted by a fellow countryman named Antonio Di LORETTO, a naturalized American, who fled soon after the assault and has not been seen or heard of since, although every effort is being made to apprehend him.  Chief of Police KANE has in his possession a warrant to-day issued by Judge WYCKOFF charging the man with first degree murder. Communications were this afternoon addressed to the police of cities and towns in the eastern part of the state where there reside persons with whom Di LORETTO has been in correspondence since he came to this city, asking them to aid in the capture of the fugitive.
The police took possession of the murderer's trunk at No. 16 Sherrill street yesterday and confiscated numerous letters books and papers supposed to belong to him. Among them were his naturalization papers. The first ones were issued October 24, 1902, at Albany, at which time Di LORETTO was a resident of that city. The citizenship papers were issued from the county clerk's office of Madison county, at Morrisville, October 20, 1904. A postal card was also found which shows that the man has a brother residing somewhere in this state.
Coroner WEYBURN ordered the body removed to De Vaney & Fletcher's morgue on Main street, where at 5 o'clock this afternoon an autopsy was held by Dr. G. B. YOUNG and Charles F. N___. An inquest will also be held by the coroner.  An inspection of the body at the morgue this afternoon showed that the man had been stabbed seven times. One of the cuts to the left of the center of the abdomen was 2 1/2 inches in length. Another (unreadable) penetrated through the __ and it is thought probably was the direct cause of the man's death. There were two deep cuts on the left arm, one just back of the left shoulder blade and two beneath the arm pit on the left side. All of the cuts were made with a long sharp pointed instrument, no doubt a stiletto, which penetrated in each instance to a great depth.

Whether the dead man has any relatives in this country has not as yet been ascertained. It is not known either whether he had any money. A pocket book found in his pocket to-day contained nothing but a brass tag with the inscription, "Empire Coke Works, No. 99."

Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, Monroe, NY,         Thurs          Mar 30, 1905       by: GSubyak@aol.com


Geneva, March 29 - The election of a captain for Company B, of the Second Battalion, Fourth Brigade, N. G. N. Y. Thirty-fourth Separate Company, to succeed Captain J. George STACEY, resigned, took place at the armory this evening and resulted in the election of Lieutenant GAS per by a vote of 36 to 28.
Ever since the resignation of Captain STACEY was filed there has been a shar_ campaign waged for his position between the two lieutenants of the company, First Lieutenant W. L. McKAY and Second Lieutenant George E. GASPER. Both men are popular in the company and both had about an equal number of supporters. So lively has been the campaign that citizens generally outside of the company have become interested and watched from day to day the progress of it.  The following is the record of the successful candidate as given in the Adjutant General's report for 1904:
"George Ellsworth GASPER, second lieutenant, rank dating from June 22, 1899. He was a first sergeant in Company B, Third Regiment, New York Volunteers, from November 11th to December 3, 1898. Lieutenant GASPER enlisted as a private in the Thirty-fourth Separate Company April 29, 1880; was appointed corporal May 24, 1885; sergeant, July 6, 1886; first sergeant November 12, 1889, and second lieutenant June 22, 1899."

 Democrat & Chronicle,  Rochester, Monroe, NY    Fri Mar 31, 1905                by: GSubyak@aol.com 

Geneva, March 30 - Telegram ??? received in this city to-day of the death in Ormond, Florida, of Mrs. Elizabeth G. ROOT, of No. 562 Main street. Mrs. ROOT died last night suddenly of bronchial pneumonia. She and her daughter went to Florida last January to escape the cold weather. Mrs. ROOT was about 85 years of age. Her daughter, Miss Elizabeth ROOT, is the only surviving member of the family. She came to Geneva from Albany after the death of her husband,  fifty or more years ago, and was one of the oldest residents of the city.

Democrat & Chronicle,     Rochester, Monroe, N.Y.    June 21, 1905                     by: GSubyak@aol.com 


Geneva Youngster Had Narrow Escape From Death

Geneva  -   June 20 - Johnnie, the little 4 year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. William KELLIHER, who resides about four miles west of this city, procured a bottle containing carbolic acid this morning and drank part of the fluid. The prompt assistance of Dr. George S. Means saved the youngster's life.  His parents were downtown on a shopping trip and he was left in charge of his sister. He had drunk considerable of the acid, when his cries attracted the attention of his sister, who immediately summoned help. The lad's hands and mouth are badly burned. Dr. Means has hopes of the youngster's recovery.


 The 148th was organized in Ontario , Seneca and Yates counties in 1862 and was mobilized in this city. It  marched out to war 1,800 strong, and after being in twelve engagements it was mustered out of service at the close of the war with only 360 men. 

At the annual reunions the regiment now musters about 100 men. Among the Genevans who are members of the regiment are John Dennison, John Vinn, Orannis Page, Franklin Lockwood and Robert Smith.

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