From Geneva Daily Times 4 January 1898

Roy Blackman, a young man who has been lately employed as a special hand on the Geneva street car line, sustained a painful injury on Sunday last, while in the car barn. A car was backing into the building, unseen by Blackman, who was standing near the wall of the barn. The car slammed him into the wall, fracturing his collar bone, and it is feared, breaking a portion of the sternum. Blackman was about to accept a position in Yells' hand laundry on Genesee street but was prevented from so doing by the accident.



From Ontario County Journal 7 January 1898

Naples, N. Y. - John Prouty
came near killing himself. He was carrying a two-bladed ax on his shoulder through the brush and it caught, bringing a keen edge to his head, severing an artery in the forehead. Quick and skillful work saved him.



Phelps, N. Y. -  Mrs. Mariah Richmond, who is now past 90 years of age, met with a serious accident last Saturday. While engaged at her usual daily work, she accidentally caught her foot or slipped and fell quite heavily on her side, bruising her right hip and sustaining fractures which will disable her for a long time.



About 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon, young Robert Hill, who resides with his parents on Gorham street, resolved to shuffle off the mortal coil. Somewhere about the house he found a bottle of strychnine, and he proceeded to swallow some 10 or 12 grains of it. Luckily he had dined only a short time before and his stomach almost immediately began to eject it. He fell to the floor where he was soon discovered by a neighbor whom he told of his attempt. Doctors Hawley, Beahan and McClellan were immediately summoned and administered strong emetics. They finally succeeded in bringing him out of danger, though at one time it seemed as though he had accomplished his design. Rigor of the jaw had set in and this is generally considered to be a very bad symptom in strychnine poisoning. A few hours brought him out of danger, and last night he was doing as well as could be expected. Young Hill is rather a weakly boy about 16 years of age and came to this village with his parents two years ago. He is a brother-in-law of George Jamieson, the well-known bicycle rider, who is employed in the Lisk Manufacturing works. Last night he was too ill to assign any reason for his rash act, but it is alleged that it was due to family troubles and poor health.



As John Johnson, a young man who resides near Chapinville, was cleaning a revolver one day last week, the weapon was accidentally discharged, the bullet ploughing up through the left arm. His physician was unable to locate the bullet, but the wound is rapidly recovering. The same weapon figured in a similar episode a few years ago.



A pair of horses belonging to James Potter, of the east lake shore, made a lively run on Main street yesterday morning. They were hitched too close to a pair of bobs, and the whiffletrees struck their heels as they started down the incline. They kicked themselves loose from the sleigh, and finally wound up on their backs in a ditch near Foster street. Aside from tearing the harness to pieces, little damage was done, although several accidents were narrowly averted.



From Geneva Daily Times 14 January 1898

The Boot and Shoe Makers union held a meeting at Kane Brothers factory last night, and elected officers as follows: President, George Gilbert; vice-president, Joseph J. Stanley; secretary, John Kane; treasurer, Samuel Dinnerstein; sergeant at arms, Martin Nylan. This central committee was named: John Kane, Joseph J. Stanley.



From Ontario County Journal 14 January 1898

Canadice, N. Y. - Mrs. John Struble
had the misfortune to break her arm just above the wrist while returning from her brother's home on Bald Hill.



From Geneva Daily Times 18 January 1898

A pleasant surprise party was given Miss Clara Clitson at her home, 67 Pulteney street, last night by about thirty of her young friends. Miss Clitson returned from the Rochester City Hospital last evening where she underwent treatment for serious illness. The young people spent the evening in card playing, listening to recitations. Those present were:  Miss Lizzie Graves, Miss Julia Dixon, Miss Ella Dutcher, Miss Minnie Buckley, Miss Margaret Buckley, Miss Winifred Keane, Miss Margaret Mulcahy, Miss Kate Hancock, Miss Nan Frantz, Miss Kate Diton, Miss Margaret Carpenter, Miss Bridget Mahoney, Mrs. Fred Davie, Chas. Griggs, Mr. Chapman, Walter Hadlow, Harry Hadlow, Addison Cole, Bert Beardslee, Henry Beaty, Lean Russell, J. B. Dixon, Mont Fletcher, Don McQuine, Thos. Dixon, Fred Davis and Reuben Gulvin.



From Ontario County Journal 21 January 1898

Naples, N. Y. -
The remains of the late Eratus Hamlin and wife, also of their son, the late D. H. Hamlin, have been removed from Fair View to Rose Ridge cemetery.



On Friday morning last, Thomas Smith of Canandaigua, traveling agent for the Richardson shoe house of Hornellsville, drove up from Honeoye Falls through a blinding snow storm in a democrat wagon. He stopped in front of I. L. Pilsbury's store, got out, tied his horse and commenced putting on the blanket, when he discovered that the end board of his wagon had unfastened and his heavy sample trunk, weighing about 500 pounds, had fallen out on the road. There was nothing to do but drive back and find it, which he did. It had fallen out soon after leaving the Falls.



From Geneva Daily Times 28 January 1898

There are said to be several persons in Geneva who would like to know the exact whereabouts of F. C. Adams. One of these persons is Mrs. Adams, who desires her husband to contribute to her support. Until last October, Adams was in the employ of David Present, the Exchange street jeweler. He came to Mr. Present's two years ago last summer. He is a watchmaker by trade, and is considered a good workman. Adams is married. He lived with his wife over the office of the Western Union Telegraph company. It is said that Adams and his wife lived unhappily. Anyhow, Adams left the city last fall, and has not been seen here since. Mrs. Adams claims that Adams has not contributed to her support since last November. Early last week, it is said she wired a detective at Wilkes Barre, Pa., where Adams is supposed to have gone, asking him to locate her husband. Mrs. Adams took up her residence with a Mrs. Palmer, who has rooms over the Boston shoe store, after her husband left.



From Ontario County Journal 28 January 1898

Phelps, N. Y. - Gilbert Stanton,
the 17-year-old son of George Stanton, who lives on Clifton street, met with a serious accident last week Thursday morning in Burnett Bros. knife factory, where he was employed. He was at work near the line shaft, connecting with the water wheel, and coming in too close proximity to it, his coat became entangled in the machinery, and he was thrown violently against the swiftly revolving shaft. His cries and frantic efforts to free himself, brought several other workmen to his assistance, who rescued him from his perilous position. His right arm was found to be broken in two places and terribly lacerated, the bicep muscles being torn out. He was taken to his home in a weak and fainting condition, and Dr. Howe was called, and dressed the injured arm. What the outcome of the injury will be, it is hard to tell at present, but the arm is doing fairly well.



From Geneva Daily Times 31 January 1898

Mrs. Catherine Toole
of Rose Street underwent a painful operation Friday. She has suffered from blood poisoning, and in order to save her hand, the physicians found it necessary to amputate a finger.



From Geneva Gazette 4 February 1898

Mary,
daughter of Police Justice Smelzer, was the victim of a coasting accident last evening.  Quite a large party were enjoying themselves on Nester's hill, State street, using a large bob-sled.  Attempting a sharp turn at the foot of the hill, the sled was upset.  Miss Smelzer was caught under the plank at the knee and her knee-cap broken.  She was conveyed to her home by James Ryan, Mr. Nester's coachman, a surgeon called and the injured limb bandaged.  She will recover.



From Geneva Gazette 11 February 1898

A Sleighing Party
- Miss S. Alice Gaffney, teacher of School District No. 8, took advantage of the sleighing and entertained her pupils and a number of friends at her home near Gorham last Monday evening.  All enjoyed the delightful ride. Among the guests were Misses Margaret F. Toole, Margaret and Mary O'Neill, Mattie McGuigan, Messrs. H. O. Seeley, J. McGuigan, P. & J. O'Neill and a number of others.



From Ontario County Journal 11 February 1898

Rushville, N. Y. -  Mrs. George Blodgett
and five of her children are having the measles; also Burt Ayers. The neighborhood around Mr. Bates' home is thoroughly exposed now, as their young son came down with them the morning after the sociable.



From Geneva Daily Times 14 February 1898

William Millard drove to the Lehigh freight office yesterday morning in order to load some freight on his wagon. He backed his horses between some Lehigh Valley freight cars standing on the track. As he did so, an engine began backing down some cars, which, coming in contact with those standing on the track, caused them to move directly toward the horses and wagon standing by the platform. In another moment the horses would have been crushed between the cars, had not Henry Austin, a Lehigh Valley freight handler, interposed. With great presence of mind and considerable daring, he leaped from the platform into the wagon, backing the horses and wagon off the track in the nick of time.



An extremely difficult surgical operation was performed this morning upon Thomas Buslach, by Dr. Henry D. Clapp and Dr. W. W. Skinner. A large opening was made under the region of the heart, and over two gallons of poisonous pus removed from a cavity extending between the heart and kidney. A portion of one of the bones of the spinal column was removed. It was from this place, the surgeons say, that the trouble originated. The patient is doing as well as could be expected and will probably recover.



From Geneva Gazette 25 February 1898

Wade H. Roy,
the only son of Mr. and Mrs. John H. Roy of Phelps, broke one of his legs on Monday.  Young Roy, who is about 20 years of age, has been a cripple from infancy, and can only get around with crutches and a wheel carriage. Monday one of his crutches slipped, letting him fall to the ground, and resulting in the fracture of the sound limb near the hip.



From Geneva Gazette 25 March 1898

Two Geneva families have been brought to shame and grief by the criminal escapade of a husband on one hand and a derelict wife on the other.  Both, unheeding marital ties, eloped together Tuesday last, going east by train.  The names are given as Mrs. Wm. Fisher and John Rahn, both residing near the Optical Works.  It is not the first time the woman has forsaken her husband and squandered his hard-earned money, but in the first instance the husband condoned her wrong-doing and took her again to his home.  When last going away, she rifled his pockets of $20, and her paramour had about $75 realized from the sale of a horse.  They will live in clover so long as the joint sum holds out and then  --  will the woman repent?  The husband avers he will have nothing more to do with her.



From Ontario County Journal 25 March 1898

South Bristol, N. Y. -
Highway Commissioner Childs has appointed the following overseers of the highways: Chas. P. Johnson, Edbert J. Hicks, H. G. Higley, Franklin Miller, Marlin R. Smith, Carlton Smith, J. B. Wilson, John Ricketson, George W. Reed, George Beeman, William Parker, Jacob Fox, James Woodard, Wm. B. Wesley, John Glukert, Edward Smyth, Albert Werden, Philip Kistner, John M. Sanford, Edwin E. Roper, C. R. North, Vaness Wood, J. F. King, Geo. L. North, S. S. Williams, S. L. Toger, Thos. Quinn, Joseph Hatch, M. Spencer, Charles Hicks Martin, Geo. E. Hughson, Hiram Pierce, John Stemple.



An exciting runaway, which barely escaped causing serious results, occurred on Main street yesterday afternoon. As George H. Coulter, of Farmington, was driving a team attached to a hay wagon across the railroad tracks, one of the tugs caught in the whiffletree, and before Mr. Coulter had time to release it, one of the horses jumped, causing the tongue of the wagon to drop to the ground. At this, both horses made a plunge and dashed down Main street on the right side of the street car tracks. Mrs. James Burgess and daughter, of Hopewell, were driving up Main street and seeing the team bearing down upon them, reined their horse onto the curbing in front of the Spangle jewelry store. Just then the runaway team turned, dashing into them, throwing them out and completely demolishing the buggy and harness. Fortunately, both Mrs. Burgess and her daughter escaped being injured. Mr. Coulter's left hand was badly cut and he was slightly bruised upon his left side. Although all three horses were thrown to the ground, none of them were injured.



From Ontario County Journal 1 April 1898

Naples, N. Y. - Fred Grouse,
a young man of Garlinghouse settlement, assaulted a neighbor, David Briggs, last Saturday, and was arrested on Monday. He settled the matter by paying Briggs $25 and the costs about $20 more.



From Ontario County Journal 8 April 1898

During the snow storm, Saturday noon, Mrs. Margaret Callister had the misfortune to slip on the sidewalk on Brook street and fell with such violence as to break her left hip bone. A carriage was summoned and she was taken to her home on Howell street where Dr. Jewett made her as comfortable as possible.



From Ontario County Journal 15 April 1898

East Bloomfield, N. Y. -  William McCutchen,
who has acquired a good deal of fame for driving fast horses, met with a peculiar accident on Tuesday forenoon. He hitched his trotter, "Ned," to a 1-horse wagon and started for the station. When opposite the residence of M. A. Fuller, some part of the harness broke, which let the wagon against the horse. The driver held onto the reins until he came in forcible contact with the watering trough, which caused him to relinquish his hold, as the horse went headlong into the trough. This brought a large crowd, which caused considerable excitement, as it was feared that the horse would drown before it could be rescued. The horse escaped with only slight bruises.



From Ontario County Journal 29 April 1898

Naples, N. Y. - Fred Brown,
a young man who lived here three years ago and married here, came to town last Friday after his child, who is being cared for by the parents of his wife. It appears that they knew of his character, and he was ordered off the premises without a look at the child. It also appears that he was arrested a day or two after for stealing the rig with which he came and is now in jail in Bath, and had been out of jail but four days when he was here.



From Geneva Gazette 6 May 1898

Frank Dwyer,
Geneva's valiant representative in baseballdom, won an exciting game for Cincinnati from Pittsburg on Wednesday.  More power to that good right arm of his, and may it increase in cunning.  It is evident that Dwyer is pitching winning ball this year.  His team now "heads the procession" in the National League.



From Ontario County Journal 13 May 1898

Academy, N. Y. - Mr. and Mrs. Charles Yarger
were riding near John O'Hara's Sunday afternoon when the horse run with them, throwing Mrs. Yarger out, between the box and the wheel, where she was dragged until three ribs were broken and other very serious bruises inflicted. Mr. Yarger was kicked three times in the stomach and thrown from the carriage in a helpless condition.



From Ontario County Journal 20 May 1898

On Tuesday while James Morgan of Academy was driving a team of young and spirited horses on Main street, an electric car frightened the horses, who shied, throwing the driver out of the buggy against the watering trough at the corner of Main and Coach streets. Morgan, who is aged about 70 years, was rendered unconscious. Drs. Hallenbeck, Jewett and Mitchel, who were summoned to attend the injured man, decided that his injuries were internal and of a serious nature. When Mr. Morgan was able to be moved, he was conveyed to his home in Academy. The team did not get away, being captured before they had bolted.



From Ontario County Journal 27 May 1898

East Bloomfield, N. Y. - 
While fishing in Page's pond last week, George Saxby came near losing his life. The boys built a raft, and young Saxby ventured out on it. When in the middle of the pond, the raft sank and young Saxby was left to his fate. He was sinking for the last time when Elmer Murrell, hearing the cries of the boys, came to the place and rescued the unfortunate boy.



From Geneva Gazette 3 June 1898

Fighting Drunk ! - John Moriarity,
aged 27, a laborer residing in this city, but who has been employed on the canal improvement near Syracuse for some months, returned to Geneva last Saturday.  On Memorial Day, Moriarity started out to celebrate the day by filling up with whisky.  In the afternoon he was fighting drunk and created a disturbance at the merry-go-round on Exchange street.  He insulted several young girls and was promptly knocked down by a bystander.  At 5:30 P. M., he assaulted a man in front of Fred Brewer's hotel on Exchange street; the melee which followed resulted in the breaking of a heavy plate-glass window, 30 x 90 inches, in the hotel front.  Moriarity was arrested, and it required the united effort of Officers Beals and Merry to land him in the bastile.  The prisoner was arraigned before Police Justice Smelzer on Tuesday, and pleaded guilty to a charge of intoxication.  He was fined $10 or ten days in the county jail.  He will have to pay for the window, some $18 or $20; and there are also pending against him two charges of assault.  Taken together, Moriarity's spree was a very expensive one.



From Ontario County Journal 10 June 1898

Saturday night, Mrs. Harvey Mason, of Bristol street, while on the piazza at the rear of her house, had the misfortune to make a misstep and fell headlong to the ground, sustaining severe injuries. She was unconscious when picked up and it was found that there was a bad cut in the scalp and two ribs were broken. She is attended by Dr. J. A. Hawley.



Friday afternoon an accident occurred on the Centerfield road, one-half mile west of Arsenal hill, which narrowly escaped being fatal. Mrs. Thomas Elliott, accompanied by her children, was driving a team attached to a democrat wagon, and when coming down a hill, a ring in the neckyoke broke, letting the tongue down onto the ground and causing the wagon to strike the horses' heels. The horses started to run and overturned the wagon, throwing the occupants out with such force as to injure them all. Mrs. Elliott was bruised about the head; the daughter's foot was badly hurt; one son was seriously injured internally, and the second son sustained a fracture of the shoulder. Dr. O. J. Hallenbeck was summoned and made the family as comfortable as possible.



From Ontario County Journal 17 June 1898

East Bloomfield, N. Y. - 
The East Bloomfield base ball team has organized for the season, with the following players: Glen Cain, s. s.; Walter Stiles, 1b; Frank Steele, 2b; Orville Curtis, c. f.; William Smithers, 3b; Laertus Childs, l. f.; Ted Stafford, r. f.; William Butler, c; Charles Murrell, p.



The annual reunion of the Wheaton family will be held tomorrow afternoon at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Johnson on the Bristol road.



From Ontario County Journal 1 July 1898

Phelps, N. Y. - George Clark,
a young English farm hand, who lives near Pinewood cemetery, went home quite intoxicated last Monday evening, and in a spirit of madness, he proceeded to demolish everything in his reach. He piled the furniture in the middle of the room and then, taking an axe, proceeded to smash it into small pieces, the stove also sharing the same fate; not being satisfied with this, he went into his chicken coop and killed all his poultry and some little ducks he owned. Then after finishing up by killing one of two pigs in the yard, he administered a severe punishment to his wife. He then took a cow he had  sold to Mr. Overslaw and started away with it, and has not been seen since. The wife, not daring to stay at the house all night, took her little child and went to her father's house, near Samuel Olmstead's, where she spent the remainder of the night. A warrant was sworn out for Clark and an officer sent for him, but he has not been found as yet.



From Ontario County Journal 8 July 1898

Tuesday evening, between 11 and 12 o'clock, while John Rodbeck and Michael Raubb, employees in the brick yard, were walking on the Peanut track, they were struck by a freight train just west of Greig street bridge, and thrown down the embankment. Rodbeck sustained a fracture of the small bone of the right leg and the arch of the left foot was crushed. Raubb received an ugly cut in the back of the head.



East Bloomfield, N. Y. - 
While John McDonough and his family were coming to the village to celebrate the Fourth, the pole of the carriage broke when coming down the hill opposite Dr. S. R. Wheeler's, overturning the carriage and throwing the occupants with great violence into the ditch. Mrs. McDonough's left arm was broken, but the other occupants escaped injury.



On Saturday, while John Shanahan, an employee of the Northern Central railroad, was repairing a draw head at Stanley between two broken sections of a freight train, his left foot was caught, and before he could extricate it, the car passed over it, crushing it. He was brought to this village and placed in Dr. Beahan's hospital, where it was found necessary to amputate the limb six inches below the knee. Though 64 years of age, he rallied from the operation and is doing well.



From Ontario County Journal 22 July 1898

Naples, N. Y. -
A pension of $12 per month, with $2 additional for child, has been granted to Mrs. Ruth Wilson, widow of the late Elijah Wilson.



From Ontario County Journal 29 July 1898

Rushville, N. Y. -
A party of "bachelor maids" will occupy the Priest cottage at Cottage City next week. Some of the number are Carrie Blodgett, Miss Randolph, the Misses Hoover, Anna Belle and Addie Harkness, Julia Tierney, Lena Haviland, Ella Foster, Leah Headley, and Mrs. Charles Voorhees.



Reed's Corners, N. Y. -
Wednesday afternoon, as Mr. and Mrs. George Chapman were driving from their home near Rushville towards Reed's Corners, the horse became frightened at a bicycle and ran for one and a half miles, then overturned the carriage, throwing Mr. and Mrs. Chapman violently to the ground, breaking Mrs. Chapman's arm, besides severely bruising Mr. Chapman and wrecking the carriage.



The following young ladies will take possession of Sycamore Lodge on Monday for two weeks: Misses Emily G. Willys, Ora Vandenbergh, Carrie Riker and Fannie Pitts of Canandaigua; Louise Hobart and Florence Worrello of East Bloomfield; Mary and Myra Vielle, and Edna and Helen Gale, of Seneca Falls.



From Ontario County Journal 19 August 1898

Honeoye, N. Y. - Daniel Short
celebrated his seventy-fifth birthday on Aug. 16 by visiting his diminutive grandson in Rochester.



Naples, N. Y. - A dozen young people are at the Parrish cottage, Hicks Point, this week, chaperoned by Misses Kate LeValley and C. Watkins. They are J. C. Morgan, Jr., S. A. Story, Beach Clarke, Herbert Beers, George Tobey, Rob Knapp; Misses Lottie Van Housen, Pearl Buck, Laura Clarke, Katherine James, May Knapp, Rose Eichberger.



From Ontario County Journal 26 August 1898

East Bloomfield, N. Y. -  The Misses Lena and Eleanor Klinefeller, Mabel Mitchell, Ada Washburn, Fannie Thompson, Bertha Santry, and the Messrs. Harry Marshall, Charles Thompson, Fred Fisher, Wm. Town, Frank Reynolds and Orlen Sangster will leave for a week's stay at Ontario Beach next Saturday morning.



East Bloomfield, N. Y. -  The fourth annual Wheeler picnic was held at Robert H. Wheeler's on Saturday. Nearly two hundred guests were present, coming from several adjoining towns. Croquet was played by the older ones, while the children enjoyed the hammocks. At 1 o'clock dinner was served after which the following committees for 1899 were elected: President, Robert H. Wheeler; committee on location, R. M. Lee, Mrs. Lewis Sutherland, Orvil Bentley; secretary and treasurer, Jesse Wheeler; refreshment committee, Mrs. W. E. Lee, Mrs. S. W. Wheeler, Mrs. H. E. Wheeler, Mrs. H. G. Wheeler, Mrs. Geo. Wheeler. Dancing was enjoyed in a large dance hall.



Rushville, N. Y. - This week another party went to Idlewild: Emmett, Archie and Fred Twitchel, Will Burnett, Jay Green, Wellington Copping of Brockport; Charles Wood, Mr. Torrey and Miss Genevieve Holland of Geneva; Miss Black, Flint Creek; Grace Phillips, Penn Yan; Grace Moulton, Atlanta; Miss Newman, Canandaigua; Mary Green and Mary Tiernay; chaperoned by Mrs. Mary Green.



From Geneva Gazette 26 August 1898

BASEBALL - A snappy game was played on the College campus last Tuesday afternoon between the YMCA and Moravia teams.  The latter had for a battery two Genevans -- Elger (Hobart) catcher and Chas. Folger pitcher. Huff and Rogers respectively filled same points for the local team.  The weather was intensely hot seriously affecting attendance.

Geneva's played the stronger game, but two errors being scored against them.  Moravia opened up with five runs in first inning while Geneva in its turn was shut off with all bases filled.  The latter then settled down to steadier work.  Eight visitors fanned out before Rogers puzzling curves.

Earned runs Geneva 2; two base hits, Harman 2; Brennan; three base hits, Harman, Brennan, McKirby, Stillman; first base on balls, off Rogers 2, off Folger 8; stolen bases, Hoff, Slosson, Carr, Elger, Crane, McElroy; struck out by Rogers 3, by Folger 6; double play Carr to McElroy to Stanford; triple play, Hoff to Morrison to Harman to Slosson; passed ball, Hoff.



From Ontario County Journal 2 September 1898

Phelps, N. Y. - Frank Overslaugh, Jr.,
of this town, fell from a tree overhanging the banks of the outlet one day last week, and broke one of his arms near the shoulder. He was in company with some companions fishing and climbed the tree to see the others fish for awhile. He accidentally fell to the rocks, some twenty feet below, before falling into the water. Drs. Vanderhoof and Burt attended the young man and dressed the injured arm.



From Ontario County Journal 9 September 1898

West Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mrs. Benjamin Shaddock,
with her little son, Fred, was driving to Lima last Thursday. While going down the Courneen hill, the horse became unmanageable, throwing them out, breaking Mrs. Shaddock's shoulder blade and spraining one arm badly.



On Monday, while bicycling at Clifton Springs, Miss Francis Cavan, of Ellis place, had the misfortune to fall from her wheel and break her right arm at the elbow. The young lady has been most unfortunate, as early in the spring she broke the other arm in nearly the same place.



From Ontario County Journal 16 September 1898

Naples, N. Y. - Max. Brinkard,
teamster for J. H. Loveland, was terribly cut on Tuesday by the large saw in Loveland's mill. He was aiding for the time in sawing, and was thrown upon the saw. His right arm came first in contact with the teeth, and was nearly severed at the wrist. Then he fell forward, and his breast from one side to the other was cut and mangled terribly, but he was drawn off before a fatal depth was reached. Had not help been close at hand, his body would have been severed in a moment. As it was, he will probably recover.



Phelps, N. Y. - John D. Holmes, a son of Mrs. Ada Holmes of this village, a veteran of the 12th Regulars, who has been away from home for the past eleven years, returned home last Saturday. He was at the front and, having received an honorable discharge, will remain at home for the present.



From Ontario County Journal 30 September 1898

Notice of the granting of the following pension claims has just been received from the department by Attorney Charles B. Lapham: Sibley E. Nott, Esq., of Cheshire, an increase from $8 to $10 per month; Amos Groom of Cheshire, a renewal and increase from $2 to $6 per month; Jehiel W. Landphier of Victor, an original pension of $12 per month.



From Geneva Gazette 7 October 1898

Wm. H. Riley,
residence 115 Lewis street, an employee at the Patent Cereal works, suffered a painful accident last week at that establishment.  His left hand got caught between two cog wheels and was terribly lacerated.  He was attended by Drs. Strong and Rupert who applied soothing lotions and bandaged the hand which Mr. Riley carries in a sling.  He may lose two or three fingers.  He is out on the street.



Charles H. Sweeney
proved himself a hero yesterday while walking down William street, early in the morning he saw a horse attached to a buggy dashing down the street.  A woman was seated in the vehicle, and appeared to be in great danger. Without hesitation young Sweeney sprang for the horse and caught the bridle.  The horse dragged Sweeney some 50 feet before he was stopped.



From Ontario County Journal 7 October 1898

The neighbors and friends of Mrs. Lucina Marsh, nee Sutton, of West Hollow, gave her a genuine surprise on Sept. 30, it being her 82d birthday. She is the only surviving daughter of John Sutton. She has a brother, George W. Sutton of Hornellsville, who was present. Many friendly greetings were exchanged and a pleasant afternoon was spent.



From Geneva Gazette 21 October 1898

Mrs. W. C. Barrel
and Mrs. Charles Smith, sisters of Clifton Springs, were stricken down with typhoid fever at the same time within a few days past.



From Ontario County Journal 21 October 1898

Late Tuesday afternoon, John Matrailles, a farmer residing near McMillan's Corners, on the north road to East Bloomfield, drove a horse attached to a top carriage to the home of Jacob Deer, who also resides on the Bloomfield road. Matrailles left the horse hitched in front of the house and went in. About 6:30 o'clock, he came out to find the horse and carriage missing, and though an officer is searching for them, no trace of them has yet been discovered. The turnout is valued at $200.



Yesterday, Fred Rice, of Seneca Castle, came to Canandaigua for the first time in two years. When ready to return home, he drove his poor, blind horse up Main street on the wrong side of the railway tracks. When opposite Coy street, Rice met one of William Spencer's delivery teams, driven by Hiram Brown, and in attempting to turn aside, Rice, so he says, pulled the wrong rein and ran into Spencer's team, a thill penetrating one of Spencer's horses to the depth of some inches. Rice spent a few minutes in the police station, and on promising to pay for the damage to Spencer's horse as soon as ascertained, he was allowed to return to Seneca Castle.



From Ontario County Journal 28 October 1898

Phelps, N. Y. - I. C. Stevens,
the venerable townsman, passed his 92d birthday last Saturday. A few invited friends were present to assist in celebrating the event. Mr. Stevens is still able to be out on the street every day, and retains his mental faculties to a remarkable degree. Mrs. Maria Richmond, 94 years of age, an old friend of Mr. Stevens, was present, and enjoyed the occasion as well as any of the younger ones. Norman Rockefeller, another prominent resident of this town, passed his 81st birthday the first of the week.



From Ontario County Journal 11 November 1898

The venerable townsman, Theodore Crosby, celebrated his 96th birthday on Monday, and on Tuesday voted for the seventy-fifth time.



From Ontario County Journal 25 November 1898

Bristol, N. Y. -
On Thursday, Nov. 17, occurred the birthdays of Mrs. Hannah Wheeler and Mrs. Mary E. Newton, aged respectfully 89 and 78 years. Dr. and Mrs. W. S. Hicks opened their house for the annual birthday party, which was well attended by the nephews and nieces, who always look out for the welfare of their favorite aunts.



From Geneva Gazette 2 December 1898

Mrs. James R. Smith,
of Phelps, has recovered from the injuries received by the cyclone, that killed her husband and demolished their house in the eastern part of the town, and resumed housekeeping with her children near their former home. About $300 besides clothing, etc., have been raised for them.



From Ontario County Journal 2 December 1898

Honeoye, N. Y. -
Four bodies have lately been removed from the old Pitts cemetery to Lake View, viz.: Mrs. Helen D. Swan, Mrs. Edward Swan, the first, Miss Susan Swan and Edward Swan, Sr. Few interments are now made in the old burial grounds; the cemetery now being covered with a dense growth of underbrush, and that, with the open graves where the bodies have been removed, make it anything but desirable for a last resting place.



From Ontario County Journal 16 December 1898

Naples, N. Y. - Will Knapp,
of this place, brakeman on the Lehigh Valley railroad, will probably lose his second finger on the right hand, which was fearfully crushed while uncoupling a car on Tuesday evening at this station. This is his second experience of this kind.



From Geneva Gazette 23 December 1898

Mrs. Michael Brennan
was suddenly taken with a fainting spell while shopping Wednesday. As she entered Mills' crockery store, she became unconscious and it was nearly twenty minutes before she recovered.  Dr. DeLaney happened to be passing the store and was called in and prescribed for the patient.



From Ontario County Journal 23 December 1898

East Bloomfield, N. Y. - 
Last Monday morning when John O'Neil of the western part of the town was taking his daughter to the train, his horse became unmanageable near the Tracy farm and started to run, throwing Mr. O'Neil out of the cutter, but the horse was stopped by Fred Page before any other damage was done. Mr. O'Neil's face was badly cut. Mr. Page started to drive to the train. When near Heber Wheeler's home, the horse again started to run and Mr. Page did his best to hold it, but the bit broke and the horse then took its own course. When near Bridgeland & Appleton's store, the horse turned into the ditch and threw the occupants of the cutter out, and the horse was caught by some men standing near by.



Naples, N. Y. - Teachers and students begin to arrive home for the holidays. There are W. B. Thrall and Miss Wettling of Fair Haven; Prof. Henry Smith of Keuka college; Prof. A. H. Watkins and wife of Atlanta High school; E. B. Pottle of Amherst; E. R. Clark of Williams; Martin Wettling of Claverack; Miss Josephine Griswold of Canandaigua; Misses Laura A. Clarke and Katherine James of Elmira college; Miss Mary Morgan of Cleveland; Hugh Parrish of Ann Arbor; Principal Leslie Case and several others.



From Ontario County Journal 30 December 1898

Last evening about 7:15, John McCarthy, a coupler in the Central freight yards in this village, had his left arm badly crushed between the shoulder and elbow while making a coupling. He was taken to the Beahan hospital.



From Ontario County Journal 20 January 1899

Bristol Springs, N. Y. -
About 40 guests attended the party given in honor of Mrs. Hanna I. Beeman's 82d birthday, on Jan. 17, at William Trickeys, and the occasion was enjoyed by all. Some presents were given, and a bountiful dinner was served. A photograph was taken of five of the older members of the party, viz: Mrs. Ann Penoyer, Isaac Trembley, Mrs. Hannah Beeman, Mrs. Lydia Covel and A. W. Hovey, whose ages aggregate 412 years.



From Ontario County Journal 27 January 1899

Bristol Springs, N. Y. -
A complete surprise was arranged and carried into effect for Martin Rohlin on Saturday evening last. The occasion being his 43d birthday. A goodly number of Mr. Rohlin's neighbors were present and the time, until midnight, was spent in games and music, and a part of the entertainment consisted of picking ripe grapes from the vines, a rather unusual proceeding for midwinter, but a fact nevertheless.



From Ontario County Journal 3 February 1899

Honeoye, N. Y. -
As Andrew Boyd and his wife were returning from Honeoye last Saturday afternoon, and were one mile out of town, they were met by a man who was driving at a furious speed. Boyd hastened to give him the whole of the road, but the man being apparently well-filled with liquor, ran into the buggy, demolishing one front wheel and nearly throwing Mrs. Boyd out on to the frozen ground. Another vehicle was procured, the broken buggy laid up for repairs, and Boyd drove off, swearing vengeance. The aggressor was said to be from Hemlock, and he made himself scarce at once.



From Geneva Gazette 24 February 1899

Mrs. Marietta Chase,
aged about 40 years, a former resident of Phelps, appeared in that village Monday evening and evidenced by her strange actions on the streets that she is insane.  She was taken into custody.  A special commission duly appointed consisting of Drs. Howe and Mudge adjudged her insane and turned her over to Poor Master White who had her committed to Willard State Hospital.



From Geneva Gazette 10 March 1899

The heroic action of Michael Kelleher recently saved Thomas Hawkins, the 7-year-old son of Mrs. Michael Hawkins of Exchange street, from death by drowning.  The boy was playing about the cistern in front of the stables of Kelleher & Malone, and in the rear of the Hotel Carrollton.  He raised the cistern cover to see what was underneath, when his foot slipped and he fell in.  A chambermaid saw the accident and called Mr. Kelleher, who rushed to the cistern and pulled the boy out.



From Ontario County Journal 10 March 1899

Recently, James A. Bishop, Jr., a Geneva sportsman, while hunting ducks on the lake, shot a very strange looking bird, the like of which was never before seen on the lakes in that region. The bird is said to be a Japanese cormorant. In appearance it somewhat resembles a crane. It has black plumage, very long neck, with head and beak very much like that of an eagle. The legs, which are short and muscular, web-footed and located well back on a long, narrow body.



From Ontario County Journal 17 March 1899

Naples, N. Y. - Silsbe Peck,
a former resident of Naples, was brought Tuesday by officer Pierce from his home in Scottsville to answer to a charge made by his wife, whom he left here, of non-support. He forsook this wife for the wife of another man. The matter was settled by Peck's agreeing to pay $130 per year to his wife and the costs of the action.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 23 March 1899

The attempted suicide of William H. Gatchel Tuesday morning at his residence has thrown the town of Farmington into considerable excitement. Mr. Gatchel was connected with the first families of the town, his mother being a daughter of Welcome Herendeen, one of the first settlers. The cause of Mr. Gatchell's attempt at his life was the death of his sister, Mrs. Harriet Lawrence, who died Monday night. Mrs. Lawrence will be buried today.

Mr. Gatchel went to the barn at 9 o'clock and cut his throat with a pocket knife, making two ragged wounds in the wind pipe. He lay on some hay until about 10 o'clock, when he was found by his nephew, William Lawrence. A note was found near by covered with blood, and it is thought it was written after the rash deed was done. The note was directed to his brother, Arthur Gatchel, and stated that he could not bear to think of the old home their old homes being broken up, and as he was getting old he thought it best to take his life and end all. An operation will be performed today. Mr. Gatchel may recover, though pneumonia is feared. Mr. Gatchel was born in Farmington seventy-five years ago.



From Ontario County Journal 7 April 1899

Phelps, N. Y. -
The family of James Humphrey, comprising the father, mother and daughter, Jennie, came very near being asphyxiated with coal gas last Sunday night. Mr. Humphrey works in the Nester malt house and has an alarm clock which awakens him at 5 o'clock each morning. The family all sleep upstairs, and when the clock gave the alarm at 5, he arose and began dressing himself. He had not finished dressing when he pitched forward heavily onto the floor, cutting a small gash near his left eye. He arose and got into a chair, hardly realizing what was the matter. Meanwhile, the daughter and mother, hearing Mr. Humphrey fall, had also arisen. The daughter at once started down stairs to get some water for her father, but she was in fully as bad a condition as he, and fell to the floor. She got up and went a short distance and fell again, this time falling against a glass door that opens onto the porch. Mrs. Humphrey was not affected quite as much as the others, but was made sick to her stomach. The windows and doors were thrown open wide when it was discovered what was the trouble, which soon revived them all, but they did not get over the effects of it until the next day. The cause of the trouble was found that by some means the damper of the stove became closed, so that the gas came out into the room, and had it not been for the timely alarm of the clock, the whole family would have been entirely overcome by it.



A team of horses belonging to Thomas Shay made a lively run up West Gibson street on Tuesday afternoon. When near the corner of Main street, they struck an electric light pole and broke loose from the wagon and each other, and continued to run down Main street, where they were finally caught. One horse was slightly bruised, while the wagon was badly broken. There were several narrow escapes from collisions.



From Ontario County Journal 14 April 1899

Naples, N. Y. - Will Parr
came near losing his life Tuesday. A horse which he was grooming kick him on the left jaw inflicting a ghastly wound. Had the concussion been an inch higher on the face, death would doubtless have ensued. As it is, he is in bad shape and will be unable to resume labor for some weeks. The horse was one he has had for many years and was a pet.



Phelps, N. Y. - James Fagner met with a serious accident last Friday morning, whereby he lost two fingers of his left hand. He was at work at a portable saw, which was cutting cord wood on the farm of John V. Salisbury. They had but just begun work when his left hand came in contact with the saw which was not properly guarded. The first and third fingers were so badly cut that they had to be amputated.



From Ontario County Journal 21 April 1899

Yesterday morning, while H. C. Case and workmen were engaged in moving the old Tousley house, that is being conveyed from Gibson to Beal street, Michael Carey inadvertently stepped in front of a moving roller of one of the trucks and the roller passed over his right foot, terribly crushing it. Carey was removed to his home on Phelps street where Drs. Beahan and McClellan were called. It was at first thought that amputation would be necessary, but it was decided to wait until today before deciding upon the amputation.



From Ontario County Journal 28 April 1899

East Bloomfield, N. Y. - 
Quite a commotion took place on our streets on Friday afternoon, which resulted in a runaway by a spirited young horse driven by Miss Susie Wood, of West Bloomfield. Miss Wood was making a call at the home of Mrs. Susan Hamlin, when she lifted the check off to give her horse a rest. In some way the horse stepped on the check and pulled the bridle off. She lost control of the animal, which ran at a terrific speed down the street. When near the residence of L. H. Brunson, he was brought to a standstill by striking a large tree, demolishing the carriage.



On Saturday, P. Kearney Wilson, an employee at the Lisk Manufacturing works, had the second finger of his right hand smashed between a set of rollers which he was operating. The physician found it necessary to amputate the finger at the second joint.



On Saturday, while walking near his residence on Park street, Patrick McCarthy fell, breaking his right leg just below the knee. This accident seems doubly unfortunate, as Mr. McCarthy was partially paralyzed in both limbs, and was only able to walk about with the aid of canes.



Geneva Gazette 28 April 1899

The Bullet Went Wide -
Tuesday night George Shaw accidentally shot Mrs. Richard Toole.  Both parties reside on West Avenue.  Shaw's wife is an invalid.  Her repose was disturbed by the barking of a neighbor's dog.  Shaw, armed with a 32 caliber revolver, went to the front door, drew a bead on the cur and fired.  His aim must have been very bad.  The bullet went far above its intended mark, crashed through a window of Toole's house and struck Mrs. Toole's left hand, injuring two fingers. Dr. McKenzie was called and dressed the wound.  A warrant was sworn out and Shaw arrested by officers Beals and Kinney. He had an examination Wednesday morning.

It was shown that the bullet passed between the second and third fingers, causing only a slight flesh wound.  Shaw was however fined $10 for violation of the city ordinance prohibiting the discharge of firearms within the city limits.  Mrs. Toole did not make a complaint against Shaw whose wife is very ill of consumption.



From Geneva Gazette 12 May 1899

Information wanted of Anna Keightly, a girl about 14 years of age, who left her home in this city about three weeks ago. Her parents are very anxious about her.  Send word to Mrs. H. C. Smith, 24 Seymour Alley, Geneva.  Exchanges please copy. The girl has dark hair and eyes, is small for her age; wore a brown plaid dress and light sacque, dark sailor hat trimmed with light ribbons; is supposed to have with her a small yellow dog.



From Ontario County Journal 12 May 1899

Clifton Springs, N. Y. -
The rite of confirmation was conferred upon the following at St. John's church last Sunday evening by Bishop Walker: Inez Bunnel, Ina Redfield, Anna Paskett, Charles Buss, Ralph E. Briggs, Glen Case.



From Geneva Gazette 19 May 1899

Michael Neary,
who has been a resident of this city for the past four years left last Tuesday evening for a visit to his old home in Ireland.  The night before his departure Neary celebrated and was arrested by Officer McDonald.  He resisted arrest, but was finally taken before Captain Beales.  The prisoner claimed he had lost $140, and was released on bail to look for the money. He found it the next day.  When arraigned before Judge Wyckoff for intoxication, he pleaded guilty and paid a fine of $3.



From Ontario County Journal 19 May 1899

A widow's pension of $8 per month was last week granted to Mrs. Annie Robson of Phelps. A similar pension of $15 a month was granted to Mrs. Mary E. Rogers of Seneca Castle.



On Saturday, James McCarthy, an employee of the Lisk Manufacturing company, badly burned his left hand and arm. He was leaning over a kettle of hot grease used in the factory, and his foot slipped and he fell forward. In order to save himself, he threw out one arm and it went into the hot grease nearly to his shoulder.



From Ontario County Journal 26 May 1899

Clifton Springs, N. Y. -
Last Friday, while on the top of a seven-foot step ladder, Mrs. Charles Belden had the misfortune to fall, the ladder giving way, and as she fell her head struck the corner of a table. The shock was a bad one as well as the shaking up. She was unable to leave her bed, but the doctor now says she will soon be all right, as nothing serious has set in aside from the shock and bruises.



On Monday noon, Elmer Warren, an employee at the Lisk Manufacturing works, stumbled in going out of a door of the factory and fell, striking his left shoulder blade and breaking it. Warren was in the battle of San Juan, and during one of the engagements was knocked down and injured by a gun carriage, the same shoulder having been fractured.



From Geneva Gazette 2 June 1899

Darwin Tyler
of Naples captured last week a bald eagle which measured seven feet from tip to tip.  Taxidermist O. B. Hinckley is mounting the bird.



John P. Spengle,
of Hopewell Center, is the patentee of a new mail-bag catcher and deliverer.  The new invention is claimed to be far superior to any similar device now in use for delivering mail bags.  It has been experimented with hundreds of times and never has failed to perform its work.  Mr. Spengle's invention will doubtless come in use on all the great railroads of the country.



From Ontario County Journal 2 June 1899

Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Harriet Wisewell,
widow of the late Edwin J. Wisewell, celebrated her 90th birthday on May 26. Her vigor is remarkable. Her step is still elastic and her mind clear. She is the mother of W. P. Wisewell and lives with him.



From Victor Herald 9 June 1899

East Bloomfield, N. Y. - John Mason, a well-known resident of the town, had his left foot amputated above the ankle at the City Hospital, last Thursday. He had been suffering with bone disease for over a year, it first showing itself on the bottom of the large toe, which was taken off last winter, but was not sufficient to stay the disease, which continued until the foot became involved and the last operation decided upon. He stood the operation well, and is on the gain, as reported. That he may speedily recover is the wish of all who know him.



From Ontario County Journal 9 June 1899

East Bloomfield, N. Y. - 
A base ball club has been organized under the management of Fred H. Hamlin, with he following players: John Tamblyn, short stop; Frank Steele, first base; Frank Boughton, second base; Fred Tamblyn, third base; Will Butler, right field; David Donnelly, center field; Thomas Norton, left field; Clyde Allen, catcher; Chas. Murrell, pitcher. The first game will be played at the new grounds in the French lot at the station on Saturday.



From Geneva Gazette 23 June 1899

St. Francis De Sales' Fair -
Was prolonged until Monday night of this week giving six evenings to the pleasing event, and interest was maintained to the last -- in fact the greatest crowd of all marked Monday night's attendance.

The principal prizes fell to the following lucky ones:

Door prize -- a grand piano, donated by J. W. Martin & Bro., to Mrs. Frances J. Page, widow of John M. Page, of 26 William street.

A beautiful Diamond Ring voted to Miss Nellie Keenan, an employee at Deegan's restaurant.

Lady's Bicycle to Miss Jennie Quinn of Geneva.

Gent's 'Cyle, won by John Kane of Phelps.

A beautiful Rug, won by Barney Mulholland.

A handsome silver watch won by Fannie Howe.

The barrel of flour fell to an East Buffalo man.

The numerous lesser prizes were widely and favorably distributed.  We do not vary our former estimate of total net receipts for the six days (or rather evenings) at $6000, showing a most generous patronage.



From Ontario County Journal 23 June 1899

Bristol Springs, N. Y. - Frank Powell,
who was under arrest for wife beating, was under bonds to appear before Justice Ricketson on June 15, but failed to appear, leaving a well-known resident of this place to pay the bond.



From Ontario County Journal 30 June 1899

Naples, N. Y. -
Misses Mary Waddell, Edith Hosea, Bertha Cleveland, Alice Lyon, Carrie Fribolin, Ethel Mahone, Jennie Howse, Anna Hotchkiss of Naples, and Misses Badeau and Tourtelot of Italy, are at Pariah's cabin, Hick's Point, this week, chaperoned by Mrs. Hosea.



From Ontario County Journal 30 June 1899

The Hermitage will contain a merry house party from Saturday until Tuesday. Mrs. Augusta H. Scofield will act as chaperone for the following young people: Misses Harriet B. and Helen G. Scofield, Julia C. Church, J. Laura Webb, Martha and Louise Howey, and Mary B. Foster, of this village; and Miss Mary E. Temple of Seneca; C. C. Debenham of Penn Yan; W. R. Temple of Seneca; Charles Parmele, Ray Church, Arthur L. Dugan, Lucius J. Wilcox, W. L. Foster, Jr., and Harry L. Thompson, of this village.



The first annual reunion of the Elton family was held at the home of Mrs. Emily Elton Middlebrook, two miles west of this village, on Thursday, June 22. Guests were present from Rochester, West Bloomfield, Marcellus, Williamson, Marion and Canandaigua. A sumptuous repast was served in a large tent, after which the president, George Elton, called for the literary feast. Several interesting letters were read, among them one from James D. Reed, of Edinburgh, Scotland. Appropriate speeches were made by James Elton and Charles Tassell. Little Leila Elton recited "Queries to Grandma," and Mrs. Laura Elton Tufts read an interesting paper on the family history. Officers for another year were elected as follows: President, James Elton of West Bloomfield; vice-presidents, Mrs. Mary Baily of Rochester, Mrs. Jennie Parkhurst of Canandaigua, and Mrs. Anna Hawley of Marion; recording secretary, Mrs. Eva Radder of Marion; corresponding secretary, Mrs. Minnie Elton of Williamson; treasurer, Fred Middlebrook of Canandaigua. The reunion of 1900 will be held at the residence of James Elton, West Bloomfield, on June 21.



From Geneva Gazette 7 July 1899

Harry Allen,
of Geneva, was struck by a west bound train at Syracuse Saturday evening.  He was thrown about 30 feet and was picked up and taken in the city ambulance to St. Joseph's hospital.  There it was found that Allen had suffered a fracture of the lower left arm and a comminuted fracture of the lower left leg.  The leg may have to be amputated.  He was walking on the track.



From Victor Herald 7 July 1899

East Bloomfield, N. Y. -
A very happy event came off at the Buell homestead last Thursday, June 29, when 68 direct descendants of Timothy Buell gathered there to commemorate the settling of their forefather at the place, a hundred years before. He landed here from Goshen, Conn., with his wife and six children, and the guests were received on the spacious lawn and in the shade of trees that afforded them shade in the long ago, by their host and hostess, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Buell. The large house was appropriately and tastily trimmed for the occasion and a room was devoted to the exhibition of family relics, articles of wear, utensils and furniture and old tools. At one o'clock a splendid lunch was served to all present, after which Mrs. Charles Buell gave a very interesting family history, previous to its settlement here down to the present time, and also the history of the family from the landing of their forefather, William Buell, at Nantucket, Mass., May 30, 1650, in a company of Puritans from England under the leadership of Rev. John Wareham.



From Ontario County Journal 7 July 1899

North Bloomfield, N. Y. -
A pleasant family reunion was held at the home of C. P. Wiggins last Sunday to celebrate his mother's birthday. The guests present were: Frank Wiggins and family, Avon; Mr. and Mrs. Henry L. Johnson of Honeoye Falls; R. B. Wiggins, wife and daughter.



From Phelps Citizen 20 July 1899

Melvin Hill - Clarence Salisbury
injured his eye very seriously last week. He struck a board with a hammer and a piece flew against his eye knocking him down. It was feared his sight was injured as for several days he could not see. He can now see a little and hopes to soon recover his sight.



From Ontario County Journal 21 July 1899

Clifton Springs, N. Y. -
Early Sunday morning, as Mrs. J. Beaden, mother of Andrew Beaden, attempted to get out of her bed, she fell and sustained a severe fracture of the hip bone. Mrs. Beaden has for some years been an invalid and much crippled. Her condition would not warrant the setting of the break.



Wednesday evening, while engaged in a friendly scuffle in Boswell & Eagan's cafe, Will O'Brien accidentally fell down the stairway into the cellar. When picked up he was unconscious and remained so for two hours. No bones were broken, but he was badly shaken up and suffered internal injury. He is now confined to the bed.



From Geneva Gazette 28 July 1899

Struck by a Train -
Monday afternoon last Mr. Henry Glanville, aged 78 years, and residing at 88 Main street, was struck by the 3:42 New York Central train as it approached this station about 200 feet east of the depot.  Mr. G. attempted to cross the track in front of the approaching train.  The engineer realized danger to Mr. G., blew his whistle, rang his bell and put on the emergency brakes -- all to no purpose except to slacken speed.  Mr. Glanville was struck and thrown outside the track. He was picked up by train hands, brought to the station and from thence conveyed to his home. Surgical attendance was secured, and upon examination, a deep scalp wound was found and he was somewhat bruised about the body.  Mr. Glanville was born in Canada in 1821, and has passed his 78th year.  He is a widower although he has been twice married.  He has two sons and one daughter, two of whom reside in this city.



From Victor Herald 28 July 1899

West Bloomfield, N. Y. - Morris Sullivan,
of this village, met with a peculiar accident Wednesday. He is employed in Ayer's drug store and while shaving ice the shaver slipped and struck a bottle of mineral water standing near the cake. The concussion fractured the bottle, which exploded and a piece of the glass struck him in the forehead, inflicting a deep cut two inches long.



From Ontario County Journal 28 July 1899

Clifton Springs, N. Y. -
Wednesday afternoon, while at work in the Judd, Leland & Stevens factory in this village, Henry Cooley had the misfortune to catch his left hand in the machinery, and it was very badly torn and crushed. The first finger was broken entirely off and was so horribly mangled as to necessitate amputation way down into the hand. This is particularly unfortunate as Mr. Cooley is left-handed.



The following party of young people, chaperoned by Mr. and Mrs. William Stephenson of Farmington, returned on Monday from an outing at Long View: Misses M. J. Baker, Lizzie Purdy, Lillian Palmer, George Baker and Albert Purdy of Macedon; Miss Clapper of Farmington; Miss Margaret Fisher of Palmyra, and Edward Fisher of Rochester.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 29 July 1899

Thursday evening Mrs. William Namnek, who resides on Clifton street, in Phelps, while attempting to lead a refractory calf, was thrown to the ground breaking her left collar bone.



While adjusting a pulley at the Smith Bros. mill at Canandaigua, Jewett Canfield, an employee, was thrown to the floor, some fifteen feet, by the breaking of a scaffold. The ligaments of the under part of one of his feet was severed. The injury is somewhat serious and liable to cause him trouble for a long time.



From Geneva Gazette 4 August 1899

John E. Toole
was arrested Sunday morning for intoxication and attempting to break into the residence of Mr. S. K. Nester. On being arraigned before Judge Wyckoff, he pleaded guilty and was sentenced to the Monroe County Penitentiary for three months.



From Ontario County Journal 4 August 1899

Phelps, N. Y. - Mrs. William Namack,
who lives on Clifton street, had the misfortune to break her left collar bone last Thursday, while leading a refractory calf. It became unmanageable and threw her violently to the ground, causing the accident, which will lay her up for some time.



The Norton cottage at Cottage City is occupied this week by a party of young people from East Bloomfield, chaperoned by Dr. and Mrs. B. S. Partridge. Among them are Misses Clara Partridge, Frances Hitchcock, Florence Page, Isabelle Norton and Frances Mason; and Claude Ward, Elmer Ward, William Barks and Claude Burrett.



Miss Irene Swift
entertained the following young people at Fisher's grove during the week: Miss Susie Wood of West Bloomfield; Misses Mae Arnold, Carrie Thurston, and Arlene Parker, William Adams, Fred Tobey, Henry Arnold and Fred Spitz of East Bloomfield; Charles Leland, Lee Leland and Frank Van Dyne of Clifton Springs.



The following young ladies, chaperoned by Mrs. L. L. Derr, are stopping at Sunnyside cottage, Sheffield's Point: Misses Gertrude Derr, Althea Knapp, Irene Van Buren, Maude Sisco, Mary Knowles, Pauline Heath, Eva Klinck, Grace Parkard, Mary Titus, Harriet Hall, M. Mertice Knapp of Shortsville; Misses Mary and Josephine Jameson of Lyons, and Miss Helen Adams of Geneseo.



Yesterday an original pension of $6 per month was granted to Andrew Campion of Geneva. The pension of George D. Fox, East Bloomfield, was increased from $6 to $10, and the pension of $8 a month to Sylvester H. Simpson of Victor was reissued.



From Geneva Gazette 11 August 1899

Walter Brockelbank,
a well-known and highly respected farmer living east of Canandaigua on the town line, was seriously and probably fatally injured on Monday.  He was engaged in harvesting, when the team which he was driving became frightened and ran away.  Mr. Brockelbank was thrown under the machine and horribly cut by the knives.  His head was badly injured, the left side deeply lacerated, and several ribs fractured.  When found he was in an unconscious condition, and at last accounts so remained. His condition is considered critical.  Canandaigua Times.



A peculiar accident happened in Geneva Wednesday evening to a horse belong to George W. Clice, of Seneca Castle. Mr. Clice drove to Geneva to transact some business and tied his horse to an iron hitching post on Castle street.  The animal reared on his haunches, landing on the hitching post to which it was tied.  The post penetrated the abdomen of the horse, making such a large gash that the intestines protruded.  A veterinary  surgeon dressed and sewed up the wound.  It is thought now the horse will recover.  It is valued at $125.



From Ontario County Journal 11 August 1899

West Bloomfield, N. Y. - Adelbert Park
and his daughter had a narrow escape in a runaway on Saturday last. He was driving down the Hall hill in the western part of the village, when some part of the harness gave away, letting the buggy run on to the horse, which commenced to kick and run. Mr. Park knowing he could not control it, caught his child and jumped out, and was not injured. The horse ran through a hedge and wire fence and into Stanley Chatt's back yard and just escaped running over one of his little children. The wagon was completely demolished.



From Geneva Gazette 18 August 1899

A Terrible Accident -
Occurred at the factory of the Geneva Preserving Co. yesterday forenoon. Charles, the 16-year-old son of Louis Madaio, the fruit vendor, was the victim.  He was, contrary to rules, essaying to shift a heavy driving belt from a tight to a loose pulley while the machinery was in motion.  In some manner his left arm got caught between the belt and shaft and it was instantly torn asunder at the wrist, and arm crushed and lacerated up to his shoulder.  Great excitement followed among  hundred or more employees, and one or more females fainted at the terrible scene.  An ambulance was quickly called and the unconscious lad conveyed to the City Hospital, where he received prompt surgical treatment.  We learn from the Hospital this morning that Dr. Skinner amputated the lacerated arm yesterday; that the lad suffered no other broken bones, and that the patient is doing nicely.



From Ontario County Journal 18 August 1899

Bristol Center, N. Y. -
A very pleasant company assembled at the home of Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Wilder at Bristol Center, on Saturday, August 12, the occasion being the celebration of Mr. Wilder's seventy-third birthday. Mr. Wilder carries his seventy-three years well, and few men enjoy better health and are able to do more work at this advanced age than he. Among the guests were Rev. F. C. Freeman and wife, of Frankfort, Mich.; William Wilder of Coldwater, Mich.; Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Hobart and daughter, Ruth, of Canandaigua; Mr. and Mrs. I. A. Seamans, Cyrello Seamans, Miss May Seamans and Frank Seamans of Naples; Mr. and Mrs. William Seamans and children of Cohocton; Mr. and Mrs. Holbrook, daughter and son, and Miss Salisbury of Rushville; Mr. and Mrs. H. D. Wood and Miss Millie Phillips. The day was one long to be remembered, the hours passing only too rapidly. As the sun hid himself behind the grand old hills, the guests started for their homes, wishing Mr. and Mrs. Wilder many pleasant returns of the day.



From Naples Record 23 August 1899

The ancestors of John Nash, of South Bristol, gathered at the old homestead July 4 for their first reunion. There were present three sons, five daughters, four sons-in-law, one daughter-in-law, eight grandchildren. The whole family was present except one son-in-law and two grandchildren.



From Ontario County Journal 25 August 1899

The following party from Bristol has been occupying Klondyke Cottage, chaperoned by Mrs. John Phillips: Misses Tillie Johnson, Helen Insse, Nellie Baker, Nellie Goodale, Mary and Minnie Andruss, Mrs. Kate Hathaway, Mrs. John Newton and Mrs. Ralph Case of Bristol; Miss Edith Marble of South Bloomfield; and Mrs. Cooley Fletcher of Cheshire.



From Ontario County Journal 1 September 1899

The annual reunion of the Wheeler family was held at John B. Wheeler's last Saturday, and proved a very enjoyable event. The weather was all that could be asked for and refreshments were served on the lawn. At the business meeting, Spencer Short, of Richmond, acted as chairman; John B. Wheeler was elected president; and J. A. Wheeler, secretary; and the following committees were chosen: location, H. E. Wheeler, Will Wheeler, Orville Bentley; refreshments, Mrs. Will Doyle, Mrs. George Wheeler, Mrs. Addison Wheeler, Mrs. Charles Green, Mrs. Albert Munson. A resolution was passed that appropriate mention be made in the secretary's book of those who have passed away during the past year. At the close of the business meeting, Rodney Gooding took a picture of the company in a group. The guests from out-of-town were: Mr. and Mrs. George Hagedorn, the Misses Mae and Birdella Wheeler of Orleans county, Rodney Gooding and sisters, Alma and Norma of Geneseo.



From Victor Herald 22 September 1899

East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Hiram Steele,
the oldest male resident of this town, passed his ninety-third birthday, Wednesday, Sept. 13. With increasing years he grows feebler, but his mind is as clear as when he was a young man.



From Ontario County Journal 6 October 1899

Naples, N. Y. - George Morey,
of the Naples News, cut himself on Tuesday morning and is seriously injured. While splitting wood, his axe caught on a clothesline and came down upon his head. He was unconscious for an hour or two.



Patrick Caplise,
an aged farmer residing near Reed Corners, was badly injured one day last week. It was just noon and he was unhitching his team from a drag preparatory to going to the house. As he was unfastening the last tug an approaching carriage frightened the horses and they started. Mr. Caplise was unable to get out of the way and drag passed over him, injuring his knee severely and bruising his body.



From Victor Herald 13 October 1899

Farmington, N. Y. - Edward Cotton,
of this place, had an accident which may result fatally, while painting at the house of Mrs. Pomeroy. He was at the top of a 25-foot ladder, had just cleaned the eaves, and was about to set his paint keg upon the roof, when he became over-balanced and fell backwards. His feet went through the rounds of the ladder, breaking his fall, but the ladder suddenly gave away, precipitating him to the ground. Dr. William Clapper was called and an examination showed that his collar had been broken and the shoulder dislocated, besides some internal injuries.



From Ontario County Journal 20 October 1899

Victor, N. Y. -  Mrs. William Hill,
wife of Deputy Sheriff Hill, of this town, met with a severe accident on Wednesday evening. She was driving out of the yard in front of Mrs. McKallor's, when in some way the wagon was overturned and she was thrown out, dislocating her hip. She was taken to the residence of George W. Hill, where she was attended by Dr. C. A. Rowley and Dr. Carpenter, of Pittsford.



One day last week Frank Babcock, while engaged in his work in the Northern Central yards, met with a painful accident. He opened the door of a stove to look at the fire when the flame shot out and enveloped his right arm. His hand was burned to a blister and has since caused him much pain. He will be laid up for some time.



While fishing near Fisher Grove cabin the latter part of last week, in company with a party of friends, Henry McNeilly, of Bristol, narrowly escaped losing his life by drowning. He, with George Reed, of Bristol, were engaged in drawing a set line when Mr. McNeilly leaned too far over on one side of the boat. He was precipitated into the water and it was after considerable effort only that he was brought out. He was considerably exhausted and had taken a large amount of water into his lungs, but by the application of restoratives he soon fully recovered.



From Victor Herald 27 October 1899

Mrs. Cassius Aldrich
was quite severely injured in a runaway accident Tuesday. Mrs. Aldrich had been calling upon Mrs. S. J. Brooks on Maple avenue and had left her horse hitched to the curb. Her little granddaughter, aged four, sat in the carriage; when Mrs. Aldrich was about to enter the vehicle, the horse started to run, throwing her to the ground. The animal raced down the street with the child clinging to the dash board until the bridge was reached, when it was stopped by William Brown and Homer Snyder, who were working nearby. Mrs. Aldrich was picked up and taken to Dr. Mead's office, where it was found that the bones and ligaments of the right arm had been wrenched and twisted in a frightful manner, the elbow being dislocated and the forearm driven almost to the shoulder. After the injuries were dressed, Mrs. Aldrich was removed to her home and is now doing as well as could be expected. The child escaped without injury.



From Ontario County Journal 27 October 1899

East Bloomfield, N. Y. - 
While A. C. Arnold, who resides about three miles southwest of this place, was on his way home on Thursday night, his team ran away. While descending Steele hill, one of the straps holding the neckyoke broke. This frightened the horses and they started at a rapid pace down the hill. Just before reaching the Bostwick hill, they suddenly turned to the left and ran into a potato lot, a short distance from the road. There the pole of the wagon came in contact with a large stone, and the horses stopped suddenly, throwing Mr. Arnold out and inflicting quite painful injuries.



On Tuesday, Hugh McStravic, living east of the village on the county house road, met with a painful accident. He was moving a cook stove, with the assistance of some of his neighbors, and he was supporting it on a wagon. In some way McStravic lost his grip on the stove and it fell over, knocking him down. He was terribly injured about the head. Four teeth were knocked out, and one ear, his chin and forehead so cut as to require considerable sewing and court plaster. He presented a sorry sight when Dr. Hawley had finished dressing the wounds. The stove was completely wrecked.



From Ontario County Journal 3 November 1899

Reed's Corner, N. Y. -  Mr. and Mrs. Josiah Davis,
aged respectively 92 and 91 years, are making a visit at the home of their son, Fayette Davis.



From Ontario County Journal 10 November 1899

Naples, N. Y. - Elmer Hinckley,
of this village, lost one eye by an accidental shot last week. He was visiting in Bergen and went hunting with a friend, who fired at a bird. One shot struck a tree, and glancing, hit Mr. Hinckle in the pupil of his left eye, destroying the sight.



There lives down at Littleville, the place where Canandaigua's electricity is made, a genius who is known far and wide among musicians, but who is perhaps a stranger to most people in this village. His name is Eugene Haggerty, and musicians say that he can make a violin equal in real worth, in not in finish, to the best the old country produces. Some of the best violinists in this
part of the country are using his instruments. S. V. Weller, leader of the orchestra in the Smith opera house at Geneva, has just purchased a violin of Mr. Haggerty which is probably one of the best he ever made.



From Geneva Gazette 17 November 1899

Saturday afternoon, Patrick McNearny, junior member of the firm of McNearny Bros., blacksmiths on Lake street, had the misfortune to have his nose broken by the kick of a horse which he was shoeing.



From Ontario County Journal 17 November 1899

On Saturday, George Brundage, an employee at the Lisk works crushed his left fore finger in one of the presses, and it was necessary to amputate the finger at the first joint.



From Ontario County Journal 1 December 1899

On Monday, George D. Baggerly, of Gibson street, fell from a barn at Chapinville, which he was tearing down, and was badly hurt upon the side and back. The distance Mr. Baggerly fell was about ten feet. While his injuries are not thought to be serious, yet he will be confined to the house for some time.



From Ontario County Journal 8 December 1899

Phelps, N. Y. - Master George Walthart
came near having one of his legs broken last Saturday while playing foot ball. The limb was strained and bruised and will disable him for some time. He belongs to one of the junior teams here, and the accident occurred while engaged in a friendly game with another junior club.



From Geneva Gazette 29 December 1899

A stabbing affray occurred last Thursday night at the corner of Wadsworth & Middle streets. The assailant was Nicholas Cobolo, an Italian; the victim Patrick Lyons. The wound is not considered dangerous. Cobolo was arrested the same night at  his lodgings, arraigned before police justice Wyckoff, and upon examination held for the grand jury.



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