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Subject: [NYMONROE-L] >> Monroe Co., NY June 12, 1889 # 1
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Rochester, Monroe, NY
Democrat & Chronicle
Wed June 12, 1889
WESTERN NEW YORK NEWS
Brief Sketch of the Late Hon. HORATIO N. Wood, of Hamlin
Ex-Supervisor Horatio N. WOOD who died suddenly at his home in Hamlin
Sunday morning, aged 85 years, was born in Manlius, Onondaga county, when he spent
his boyhood. When 14 years old he came with his parents to Clarkson, then
known as Murray. He for nearly half a century lived in that town. For the past
twenty-two years he had resided in Hamlin with his son, Enos B. WOOD. The
community was shocked to hear of his death, which was caused by disease of the heart
and arteries. He awoke Sunday morning about 6:30 o'clock and was found dead
by his son, F. c. WOOD, in a sitting position, who supposed that he had fallen
asleep. The funeral services were held at the First Baptist Church yesterday.
The pastor, Rev. Dr. BULL, officiating. A large concourse of relatives and
friends attended. As a citizen Mr. WOOD was just and kind and public spirited; as
a father ardent and constant in his affections and ever tenderly devoted; as
a friend there was no one more loyal, liberal and unselfish. Quick to resent
an injury, he was placable and ready to forgive. If he ever unknowingly wronged
another, his magnanimity in repressing it was prompt and noble. His integrity
and honor were never questioned. _ncorruptible and sincere, he was ever ready
alike to defend a friend and the friendless. Once his confidence was won,
nothing but dishonor could sever the tie that bound him to his fellow man. The
lesson of his well spent life will ever be before those who knew him. He was a
life-long Republican and had occupied positions of trust, the gifts of his
--The Pittsford Chautauqua Literary Scientific Club will meet this evening at
--Mrs. George E. SLOCUM, of Scottsville, who has been seriously ill for
several weeks, is slowly improving.
--The Ladies Missionary Society of the Baptist Church of Pittsford, will meet
this afternoon at Mrs. Frank LUSK'S.
--Funds have been raised at Spencerport for the Johnstown sufferers and Mrs.
Dr. MILLENER will be able to send $11_.
--The examinations of the young men, ROOT and HART, of Sweden, before Justice
ADAMS on the charge of riot, has been adjourned until June 18th.
--A lawn party for the benefit of the Good Templar organization of Pittsford
will be held Friday evening on Mr. EMMON'S grounds in that village.
--Miss Emma WARREN, of Scottsville, and Zephaniah LEWIS, formerly of that
place but now of Toledo, O., will be married this afternoon at the former place.
--John KINCAID, of the Presbyterian Sabbath school of Ogden, has been
presented an easy chair, and a gift of books by his appreciative friends and pupils.
--The very beautiful and rare bird shot lately at the Mendon ponds by Thomas
HEAVER, Jr., of Pittsford, and which he has had finely mounted in Rochester,
was a wood duck.
--During the storm Sunday the residence of Charles HOWLET, in Henrietta was
struck by lightning, and his father, though not seriously injured, was rendered
insensible for an hour by the shock.
--The coroner's inquest held in Brockport over the remains of the PRICE
infant came to an end yesterday, the jury being unable to arrive at a conclusion.
Coroner SHARP then discharged them. All but one juror was satisfied that the
child came to its death from the culpable negligence of Maggie PRICE. The girl
was unable to be present at the inquest.
--The meetings conducted at Henrietta by Mrs. BABCOCK, superintendent of
evangelical temperance work for Monroe county, under the auspices of the local W.
C. T. U., will close to-day. To-morrow afternoon the ladies will meet in the
lodge room to arrange for sending a box of supplies to Johnstown, among which
will be two quilts made by the little girls in Mrs. KIDDER'S school. All who
have not sent in their offerings are requested to do so to-day or to-morrow.
A Brick Fire Department Building to be Erected at Bergen
At a meeting of the tax payers of the village of Bergen Monday evening, it
was voted to authorize the trustees to call a special election to vote upon
the proposition to buy a lot of William P. MUNGER, for $4_0, and erect thereon
a brick building at a cost of $1,200, for the use of the Fire Department. The
meeting also instructed the trustees to present plans and specification for
the proposed building next Friday evening to which time the meeting was
--Rev. R. C. BROWNLEE, of Rochester, will preach in the Methodist Church at
Le Roy June 23rd.
--A sewer is to be dug through the center of Lincoln avenue, at Le Roy. It
will extend from South street to the Oatka.
--Reginald H. COE, of the Oakfield Seminary has been elected president of De
Veaux College at Suspension Bridge, in place of Wilfred H. MUNRO, resigned.
--A watch was stolen from the residence of H. E. PARKER, at Elba Saturday. A
tramp is supposed to have been the thief, as one was seen leaving the house at
--The horse and rig belonging to Sam McCLEARY, of East Pembroke, which was
stolen from in front of the surrogate's office at Batavia Saturday has been
recovered, having been abandoned by the thieves in Erie county.
--A. B. ENOCH, after holding the office of postmaster at Bergen three years
and two months, was succeeded last Monday by ex-Supervisor Myron H. PARMELEE,
who has appointed his brother, ex-Supervisor Edward H. PARMELEE, deputy, and
William G. WOODWORTH clerk. Mr. ENOCH is engaged in the grocery trade in
Rochester and will probably move thither next fall.
--To-morrow the marriage of James M. GREIG, of Le Roy, and Miss Nettie
MITCHELL, of Addison, will be solemnized at the latter place. Miss MITCHELL is a
sister of Mrs. W. C. WILBOR, of Le Roy. The groom is a member of the firm of
GREIG & OLSON, dry goods merchants, of Le Roy. Next Tuesday they will sail for
England, and will spend a few weeks at Mr. GREIG'S native place, Kinesswood,
--Yesterday afternoon at 3 o'clock, at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas
E. FRENCH, of Buffalo, their daughter, Myra MIDA, was married to Dr. Charles H.
ANDREWS, son of Dr. R. ANDREWS, of Bergen, by the Rev. John R. LEWIS, of the
latter place. A reception was held from 5 to 8 o'clock, after which the happy
couple departed on their bridal trip. They will be at home after July 1st at
418 Connecticut street, Buffalo. The groom has many friends in Bergen, where he
was born and reared.
The Geneva District Sunday School Convention Held in Lyons
Over one hundred delegates and visitors were in attendance upon
yesterday's session of the Geneva District Sunday-school convention at Lyons. The
opening prayer and praise service was led by Rev. D. D. DAVIS. Then followed a paper
on "The Bible Student in Bible Lands," read by Rev. J. EASTER. The subject "A
Study of Christ as a Model Teacher" was treated by Rev. E. B. GEARHART. Rev.
F. M. WHEELER, a retired missionary, having spent the past seven years in
India, gave a very interesting account of Sunday-schools in Hindustan. The morning
session closed with an instructive talk on Sunday-school music, its nature,
etc., by Rev. C. E. HERMANS. Dinner was served in the church and the noon hour
gave all an opportunity to become acquainted, and it was much enjoyed. The
afternoon session opened with devotional exercises, conducted by Rev. S. W.
ANDREWS, Rev. G. E. CAMPBELL'S addresses on "The Five Essentials of Sunday-school
Teaching" was full of new and practical ideas. The Oxford league was taken up
and discussed at length by Rev. A. W. BROADWAY, other addresses by Revs. J. B.
SHERAR and Mrs. J. H. McCARTY concluded the afternoon. "Child Force" was the
subject of a lecture by Rev. J. H. McCARTY, after which the convention
--The people of Perry raised a purse of $300 for the Johnstown relief fund.
--Deacon Harvey WELLMAN, of La Grange, has been chosen superintendent of the
Baptist Sunday-school for the twentieth consecutive year.
--The famous "machine poet" of North Java, F. S. NOALMAN, is writing a
lecture on "Youth," which he proposes to deliver in neighboring towns. The lecture
is to be in rhyme.
--The authorities of Gainesville have decided to put in a big sewer on each
side of Main street and also to make many other improvements.
--Corn is looking very bad in most fields. Too much wet weather is the
trouble. Many farmers have, or will, plough up their fields to put in other crops.
--Mark MACOMBER, of Castile, secured the Cornell free scholarship in the
competitive examination held last week. He is a student of the Perry Academy.
----The class of '89 of Perry Academy will use the Opera House for its
exercises on the 20th inst., and the Alumni supper will take place on Friday evening
at Walker's on the Lake.
--John P. Robinson Post, B. Simmons Camp, S. of V., and the drum corps, with
half the population of Perry, will go to Nunda to the reunion of veterans on
the 20th inst.
--The graduating class of the Lyons Union School is composed of Theodore
HILL, Ethel McGONIGAL, Charles ENNIS, Mattie STRAUS, Almeda YOUNG, Carrie BROCK,
Hattie PALMETER, Louise FISHER and Abbie MILES.
--It is thought by the authorities that the notorious "Bill" JACKSON, sent to
Auburn Prison last week for burglary, was interested in a robbery in Dale
some time last year. He has a bad record in Castile.
--The six men and women who were arrested in Clyde for disturbing the meeting
of the Salvation Army there were released Monday upon the payment of costs,
with a guarantee of good behavior in the future.
--The women and children residing on lower Canal street and vicinity in Lyons
are greatly excited over the nightly appearance of a ghost-like figure which
seems to delight mainly in scaring women. The police have an eye on a certain
resident of that locality.
--The foundation for the new school building at Palmyra is nearly completed,
and on Thursday afternoon, the 20th inst., at 3 o'clock, the corner-stone will
be laid. The students of the school will take part in the exercises, and Hon.
A. S. DRAPER, superintendent of public instruction, is expected to deliver
--There will be a speaking contest at Marion Collegiate Institute Friday
evening for prizes offered by the alumni. The following students will be the
contestants: Misses Marion BURR, Ada CORY, Florence HEERMANS, Amy SLOCUM, Lillian
WINSLOW, Anna YOUNG; Messrs. C. Roy CURTIS, Dwight COLGROVE, G. A. LEARS,
Clarence SWEEZEY, Thomas YOUNG.
--The class of '89 of the Palmyra Union School held a meeting last evening
and decided to change the motto to "Strive to Rise." The undergraduates offered
to attend to the decoration of the interior of the Opera House for
commencement, and it was accepted. A committee was appointed to make arrangements for a
class reception, which will be held on Friday evening of graduation or during
the next week.
--The jury in the case of Emma E. CRAMER, of Macedon, against the Masonic
Life Association of Western New York, found a verdict of no cause for action by
direction of Judge RUMSEY. The libel case of Joshua R. PIMM against The
Farmers' Counsel and Times, is on trial. Mr. PIMM asks for $1,000 damages. The
plaintiff is a mute and his testimony was given in the sign language, which was
interpreted by an expert.
--The Clyde correspondent of the Buffalo Courier gave the substance of an
interview with Speaker COLE, in which that gentleman expresses much gratification
at the situation of affairs in Wayne county with reference to the coming
senatorial contest. The Speaker has made several visits to Lyons together with the
Hons. C. T. SAXTON, of Clyde, and Richard P. GRANT, of Newark. In the
presence of a Democrat and Chronicle correspondent Mr. COLE stated in substance that
unless all signs fall he will be the candidate for state senator for the
Twenty-eighth district, next fall.
--Clyde Grange, P. of H., will appropriately observe Saturday, the day
specified by the National Grange as Children's Day. Refreshments will be served in
the hall for the children of the members of the order, and such others as may
be invited. A programme of exercises will be rendered by the children,
consisting of music, recitations, etc. The hall will be opened for the reception of
guests at 1 o'clock P. M.
--Much damage to the peppermint crop in Wayne county has been done by the
frequent rains of late. All the lowland mint is under water and has been for over
a week, and as the greater part of Wayne county's enormous production is
raised on low land, the condition is serious. It will be a week or more, even with
the best of weather, before the farmers can get into fields to attend to the
growing plants which need almost constant care. That on the uplands is not
damaged beyond repair though the long wet season has kept it back. A prominent
farmer of Galen drove fifty miles recently through the peppermint fields of the
county and observed particularly the condition of the crop. He reports that of
all the fields he saw not more than one-fourth can be called first-class.
Many farmers told him that unless the water receded in a day or two the crop
would be given up for lost.
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