From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 4 January 1900

A general mixup of men, horses and cutters occurred at West Bloomfield New Year's afternoon. John Doolan was exercising James Kennedy's fast horse, Narraganset, and coming down South Avenue, some part of the harness gave away and the horse started on a run. Doolan lost control and the cutter capsized, throwing him out. The horse continued up Main street on a dead run until opposite Leech & Co.'s store, where several teams were hitched, then turned directly in among them. The animal collided with M. D. Bancroft's spirited horse, and over went both horses and cutters, and two or three men who were standing near. Several men in the store rushed to and secured the horses before they could get on their feet again. The net result was several men somewhat bruised, two badly broken Portland cutters, and two sets of badly dislocated harness.



From Ontario County Journal 5 January 1900

East Bloomfield, N. Y. - 
What might have been a more serious accident was narrowly averted at Holcomb on Monday morning. John Phillips and his mother started for Bristol. In turning the corner by the saloon, their horse became frightened and started to run, overturning the cutter and throwing the occupants out. Mr. Phillips was thrown under a freight car and Mrs. Phillips' foot was caught in the cutter and she was dragged some distance. The horse was caught just in time to prevent any further injury to Mrs. Phillips.



From Ontario County Journal 12 January 1900

Last Saturday Max Thaler, who lives on White street, was driving on Parish street, when his horse became frightened and attempted to run away. Thaler hung to the reins, and the animal reduced its surplus ambition by reducing the cutter to kindling wood. Thaler was dragged some distance but was not seriously hurt.



From Ontario County Journal 19 January 1900

West Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mr. and Mrs. Wendell T. Wood
met with quite a serious accident on Monday on their way home from Geneseo, where they had been to spend Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bonner. When some distance east of the village, and driving rapidly, the cutter struck a stone and threw Mr. and Mrs. Wood and their children onto the ground. Mr. Wood, as they were going over, spoke to the horses and they did not run. A party coming to their rescue, Mr. Wood was picked up unconscious and the ligaments of Mrs. Wood's wrist were badly torn and she was otherwise uninjured. The children
fortunately were not injured. They were carried back to Mr. Bonner's hotel and Mr. Wood's wounds were dressed, several stitches being required. Mr. Wood was unconscious several hours, but is now improving.



West Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mrs. John Perry met with quite a serious accident on Saturday while on her way to Pittsford to visit friends. When nearing the town her horse became frightened at some boys sliding down hill near the road, and started kicking and running. Realizing that she could not control the horse, Mrs. Perry reined him into a fence, which he at once cleared and landed in a bush pile on the opposite side, throwing Mrs. Perry out, striking on her head and shoulders. Parties who saw the runaway went to her assistance and caught the horse. Realizing her condition, Mrs. Perry hired a young man to come home with her, but on her arrival she fainted away, and Dr. Harry Benham of Honeoye Falls was called. He found no bones broken, but was fearful Mrs. Perry might have suffered from internal injuries. At last reports she was resting comfortably.



From Geneva Gazette 9 February 1900

The Canandaigua Times of this week chronicled an unusual number of deaths of elderly people -- included are:
Andrew Van Wie, Cheshire - aged 75
James Wilkie, Geneva (formerly) - aged 73
Henry McDonald, Geneva (formerly) - aged 73
Aaron Black, Seneca - about 90
Peter York, Geneva - 90
S. E. Norton, Phelps - about 83
M. D. Milliken, Clarendon - 94


From Geneva Gazette 9 February 1900

Dennis F. Murphy,
a well-known young business man in this city, went to his room at his home, 290 North street, last Sunday afternoon, to take a nap.  His nephew, a 5-year-old son of John Murphy, entered the room and explored the bureau drawers. In the top drawer was a loaded revolver, which the boy found.  Mr. Murphy was dimly conscious of the boy's presence, but was too sleepy to note what the youngster was doing.  The boy lifted the revolver from the drawer, looked around and pulled the trigger.  There was a loud report, the boy fell from the chair on which he was standing to the floor and began to scream. Mr. Murphy sprang from the bed and lifted the boy in his arms.  Despite his screams the boy was not hurt.



From Geneva Gazette 16 February 1900

Patrick Keleher,
a blacksmith, employed at Philips & Clark's Stone Works, is reported very dangerously ill of pneumonia at his residence on Center street.  He was a gallant soldier in the civil war, was wounded, and richly deserves the pension he receives from the government.



From Ontario County Journal 16 February 1900

Naples, N. Y. - Sterne H. Lyon
was the victim of an accident last week, narrowly escaping death. He was felling trees in the woods and trying to dislodge one that had caught on another, when a large limb fell upon him. His right arm was broken and his left leg severely injured.



From Geneva Gazette 23 February 1900

A PHELPS SOLDIER GOES INSANE - Mrs. John H. Holmes,
a Phelps widow, has been informed that her son, John, a soldier of the regular army, has gone insane in the Philippines.  He is a brother of Mrs. William Wilcox of No. 128 Lewis street this city.  Mr. Holmes was attached to headquarters staff of the 12th infantry.  He served with his regiment throughout the Cuban war and accompanied it to the Philippines.  It would seem that owing to climatic changes and other adverse conditions, the gallant soldier has lost his mind.  He recently arrived at San Francisco with a large number of sick and disabled comrades and from thence was forwarded to the insane asylum at Washington.  It is most earnestly hoped for his own sake and that of afflicted relatives, he will soon be restored to mental and physical health.



From Geneva Gazette 9 March 1900

George Dorsey,
found guilty in court of sessions at Canandaigua of setting fire to the house in which his estranged wife and her children lived, North Main street, this city, will be sentenced this morning.  The crime of which he was convicted is arson in the third degree.



From Ontario County Journal 23 March 1900

Clifton Springs, N. Y. -
Saturday morning, about seven o'clock, it was discovered that Amos J. Grant, night operator at the Lehigh station, had tried to commit suicide by shooting. He was conscious when found, and when questioned, stated he had been ill for some time and not able to sleep and he only regretted he had not made a good job of the shooting. The bullet passed entirely through his head, but not out. At first, serious doubts were entertained for his recovery, but the doctors now think he will pull through all right. Grant is about twenty-one years of age, and of a fine family who reside in Stanley. He is an exceedingly bright fellow and the affair is especially unfortunate.



Phelps, N. Y. - Mrs. Nancy Pierce, wife of the late E. C. Pierce, of this village, while visiting at Syracuse, met with a serious accident a short time since by slipping on the icy sidewalk. She fell quite heavily, fracturing one of her hips. She was conveyed to the Homeopathic hospital in that city.



From Geneva Gazette 23 March 1900

John E. Murray,
a well-known ball player of this city, signed a three-year contract with the Wheeling, W. Va., team some weeks ago.  He has been ordered to report for duty at Wheeling not later than April 13.  Mr. Murray has played on several teams in the State League.  Albany made him a flattering offer for this season, but he decided in favor of Wheeling.



From Victor Herald 23 March 1900

Sunday night, before going to bed, Frank Hopkins, the well-known representative of the Grand Union Tea Co., in this village, turned the damper in the pipe, leading from his sitting room stove, almost squarely across the pipe. He arose about six o'clock Monday morning feeling very dizzy and weak and, upon entering the sitting room, was overcome with the deadly coal gas fumes with which the room was filled. Before he could get to the doors or windows to admit fresh air, he succumbed to the gas and fell upon a couch, unable to rise. He roused himself and attempted to call Mrs. Hopkins, but she had arisen and been overcome by the gas while attempting to enter the room. The youngest son, Allen, was finally awakened, and he succeeded in opening doors and windows, after which the family soon recovered. It was a narrow escape from death.



From Victor Herald 6 April 1900

George W. Ketchum met with an accident a few days ago, which will probably prevent his taking a very active part in farm work this spring. He had just finished milking a cow, when the the animal kicked, striking him on the side of the knee and dislocating the joint. Drs. A. M. Mead and C. O. Jackson were summoned and after considerable difficulty reduced the dislocation, it requiring the strength of four men to draw the injured member back into its proper position.



From Victor Herald 13 April 1900

East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mrs. Laura A. Butler,
the oldest woman in town, will be 96 years old, Friday, April 13th. She is quite feeble and nearly sightless. She is the only survivor of seven pensioners of the war of 1812. Her husband, Joseph Butler, was a drummer in Capt. Adam's company of riflemen, raised in the town of Bloomfield.



From Victor Herald 20 April 1900

East Bloomfield, N. Y. -
Last Friday, April 13th, Mrs. Laura A. Butler celebrated her 96th birthday. She received calls from many friends in the afternoon and all congratulated her upon the event. The old lady enjoyed their visit very much. She was the recipient of some substantial tokens of their regard which will materially help in her comfort.



From Ontario County Journal 20 April 1900

West Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mrs. Harley Brown
has fallen heir to $2000 by the death of her father in Edinburgh, Scotland.



From Ontario County Journal 27 April 1900

The first Canandaiguan to purchase a horseless carriage is F. W. Kinde. Mr. Kinde's vehicle is a Stanhope model No. 2 locomobile, and the power is steam generated by gasoline. Mr. Kinde appeared on the street with his "auto" for the first time yesterday afternoon and monopolized the attention of everyone.



From Geneva Gazette 4 May 1900

Clifton Springs has two new teachers engaged - Miss Grace A. Gilliland in the Classical School and Miss Caroline Goetzman in the Windsor High School, each at yearly salary of $400.



From Ontario County Journal 11 May 1900

Clifton Springs, N. Y. -
On Monday evening, Mrs. Sarah VanDyne, mother of Frank VanDyne, had a serious accident. Mrs. VanDyne attempted to light the gas, being alone in the house, and in so doing, the table spread caught fire. In her endeavors to extinguish the flames, her clothes were ignited. She succeeded in smothering the flames somewhat, and went to the door and called to some one who was passing. Everything was done for the unfortunate woman, but it was found upon examination that the burns were of a very serious nature, and the result is much feared. Mrs. VanDyne is 78 years old and has made this village her home for a great many years.



East Bloomfield, N. Y. -  Miss Mae Hill was seriously injured on Friday afternoon by a fall from a bicycle. She was riding at a moderate rate of speed, near the Carter Corners, on the Main road, when the front wheel went into a rut, throwing her off. Help was near at hand, and it was found that Miss Hill had sustained a fracture of her leg. It was broken in such a way that one bone protruded through the flesh. Miss Hill was taken to the home of Clinton Taylor, and Dr. B. S. Partridge was called and reduced the fracture.



From Ontario County Journal 18 May 1900

Bristol Springs, N. Y. - Henry Collins
has been granted an increase of pension from $6 per month to $8, with $160 back pay, which, in his present condition, will be acceptable indeed as he has been unable to do any work for more than two years, and was formerly a man of very industrious habits.



From Naples Record 23 May 1900

An Oaks Corners school teacher, Miss Mary Bond, is in trouble for flogging the 6-year old child of Charles Douglass. Miss Bond claims that the child committed an offense which could not be overlooked.



From Ontario County Journal 25 May 1900

Sunday evening a dog frightened a team of horses driven by Alanson Reed, aged about 15 years, of Bristol, as he was driving over the iron outlet bridge, east of the village. The horses became unmanageable and despite the supreme efforts of himself and his sister, Marian, who was riding with him, they dashed up the road toward the village. They turned corners with terrible speed, the wagon on two wheels, and onlookers expected to see the young drivers, both of whom were handling the reins, dashed to the ground. The horses were kept in the road until they were captured on Bristol street near Bemis street. The occupants of the carriage were terribly frightened but were uninjured. Some damage was done to the harness.



From Ontario County Journal 1 June 1900

The pupils of George W. Rankine gave a delightful musicale in the parlors of Mr. Rankine's home on Monday evening. The following young ladies took part: Misses Lovetta Cappon, Helen Leighton, Anna Peel, Leon Nichols, Isabella Davidson, Bertha Wheaton, Louise Donovan, Jennie Reifsteck, Ruth Scott, Anna Quigley, Lizzie Turner, Josephine Scott, Bessie Dugan, Hattie Powelson, Jennie Davidson, Christine Hirsch, Florence Hulse, Ida May Masseth and Miss Robinson.



From Naples News 7 June 1900

Bristol Springs, N. Y. - Harrison Tuttle
had the misfortune to saw his finger quite badly in the saw mill the other day. Mr. and Mrs. Schuyler Reed are both sick with la grippe.



From Ontario County Journal 8 June 1900

The following on the headstone of one of the early settlers, in the Parmely cemetery, near Edward Smyth's, is interesting: "Dea. James Parmely, died July 9, 1842, in the 85th year of his age. Born in Killingsworth, Conn. Nov. 19, 1757. An active patriot of the Revolution. An honest man and devoted christian. Reader, may your last days be like this."



From Geneva Gazette 15 June 1900

Frank Phelps,
a non-union moulder employed at the Herendeen Works. got involved in a fracas with two Union moulders last Saturday night and sustained such severe injury that he was conveyed to the City Hospital for treatment.  The assailants ran as Chief Kane approached while the combat was on.  William Mahar and Joseph Jones were subsequently arrested as the assailants, had an examination in Police Court, and were held for the grand jury on the charge of assault in the 2d degree.



From Ontario County Journal 15 June 1900

Gorham, N. Y. -
A serious accident occurred early on Monday morning. As Miss Mary A. Love was driving through Stanley, her horse became frightened at a nearby engine and ran away, throwing her out and injuring her seriously. This is particularly a very sad affair as the brother with whom she lives suffered a stroke of paralysis on Saturday.



Manchester, N. Y. - William Deitz had an accident on Tuesday morning in which he received some severe bruises. While he was unhitching his horse on State street the animal became frightened and unmanageable. While he was making an effort to regain control of the horse, he was thrown to the ground with great violence and sustained many bruises.



From Victor Herald 15 June 1900

Mertensia, N. Y. -
The following young people of this place witnessed the dedication of the Catholic church at Shortsville Sunday: Misses Sara Lynaugh, Maria Ryan, Anna Ryan, Theresa Donnelly and Kate Ryan; Messrs. Jno. Earley, Nathan Lynagh, James Lynaugh, Ed. Ryan and Clayton Bortle.



From Ontario County Journal 15 June 1900

A team of horses attached to a lumber wagon and owned by Harry Van Voren, of Gorham, became frightened at the cars when near the roundhouse on Wednesday afternoon and started to run. Mr. Van Voren's son, who was in the wagon, gathered up the reins to stop them when one of the reins broke. The young man then jumped out and the horses ran up Ontario street to Main street and continued to run until near Grieve's bakery, when they turned onto the sidewalk and were brought to a standstill by W. N. Blanchard. There was little damage done to the wagon or harness.



From Ontario County Journal 29 June 1900

The pupils of Mrs. Julia Fox, assisted by Isaac Weisenbeck, gave a musicale at Mrs. Fox's home, Gibson street, on Wednesday afternoon. The pupils who played were Misses Charlotte Fox, Emma Monagle, Bertina Frye, Gracia O'Connor, Carolyn Sterling, Pauline Fox, Grace Beeman, Martha Hart and William McFarlane of this village; and Misses Maude Moodey, Minnie Hill and Harriett Rippey of Stanley.



From Geneva Gazette 6 July 1900

Robert Budd
and two others were mowing away hay in Timothy Hammerton's barn three miles east of Oaks Corners last Monday, when Budd gave a yell and jumping from the mow exclaimed, "I've been bitten by a snake."  He rushed from the barn, got a shotgun and shot and killed the snake.  Budd is apprehensive of a fatal result from the snake's bite.



From Geneva Gazette 6 July 1900

His Hand Shattered - Edward P. Broderick,
a clerk at T. S. Kings, had one hand terribly lacerated on the 4th by the premature explosion of a cannon cracker which he held.  He was conveyed to the City Hospital where his injured hand was dressed and then he returned to his home on William street.



13 July 1900

On July 4, Harry Squier, of Bristol street, while visiting relatives in Buffalo, had his right hand badly burned and lacerated by a giant firecracker. It was necessary to amputate the end of the first finger, and also to take several stitches in the hand.



From Geneva Gazette 13 July 1900

Bicycle Accident -
Sunday evening last a painful accident befel Mrs. Geo. D. Hancock and Richard R. Leake, both of whom reside at 258 Castle st. corner of Dorchester ave.  They were coming down Maxwell's hill awheel, Mrs. Hancock leading.  The latter's foot slipped from the pedal and she lost control of her wheel.  After wobbling for an instant, she was thrown from her wheel and fell violently to the hard roadway.  She was painfully bruised and conveyed to the hospital in DeVanney & Fletcher's ambulance.  Hancock was so close behind her that his wheel struck her's and he was violently dismounted and received contusions of the hip and other bruises.  He was taken home and will be laid up for several days.



From Geneva Gazette 20 July 1900

Struck by Lightning -
In addition to the damages reported elsewhere in our columns during the past week by lightning, the Canandaigua Times chronicles the following:

During the storm Wednesday afternoon, lightning struck the barn on the Frank and Eliza McKnutt farm in the the town of Farmington, and it was burned to the ground.  Fifteen tons of hay and a quantity of farm tools were burned. The loss is about $1600 - insurance $1200.  Mr. McKnutt and two of his men were in the barn when it was struck, and one of them was knocked down but not seriously hurt.

The storm of Wednesday afternoon also resulted in the burning of the barn on John Ringer's farm in Hopewell.  The property destroyed included a quantity of live stock and hay.  The loss is estimated at $2000, covered by insurance.

During the electric storm of Sunday morning, the barns on the Francis McWilliams farm near Flint Creek were struck by lightning and burned.  The loss is partially covered by insurance.  During the same storm, the large barns of Ira E. Lacy, in the town of Gorham, were struck by lightning and destroyed.  The fire occurred at about 2 o'clock a.m.  The buildings and contents were insured in the Patron's Relief Association.

A group of buildings on Maple avenue, Victor, including a house, barn and blacksmith shop, owned by E. E. Lovejoy, were burned last Sunday morning, together with the saloon belonging to Frank Underhill.  By a singular fatality, a farmhouse belonging to Mr. Lovejoy was struck by lightning a few days before the village fire, fortunately causing small loss.  Mr. Lovejoy carries no insurance.  Underhill's loss is full covered with a $500 policy.



From Ontario County Journal 20 July 1900

Victor, N. Y. - 
The Victor base ball team has organized with the following players: Pitcher, Charles Fisher; catcher, William Nash; 1st base, Tuthill G. Brown; 2d base, William Flynn; 3d base, Leon Brace; short stop, T. Quigley; center field, T. Driscoll; right field, F. Squires; left field, Henry Osborne; manager, T. Quigley.



From Geneva Gazette 3 August 1900

Mrs. Patrick Sparrow
of this city claims that the man whose body was recently found in Bear race at Waterloo was her husband who left her about two years ago.  He had two life insurance policies of $1000 each.  The coroner and undertaker under whose authority the body was buried last Saturday do not admit the woman's claim of relationship to the deceased.



From Ontario County Journal 3 August 1900

Phelps, N. Y. -  Nicholas Maddigan,
a veteran of the civil war, who received permanent injuries in the service, has just had his pension raised from $6 to $12 per month and gets a back pension of $500 or more. Mr. Maddigan is unable to do any work on account of his injuries.



From Geneva Gazette 10 August 1900

Northern Phelps was visited by a terrific tornado and rainstorm last Monday afternoon between 5 and 6 o'clock. The orchards of Frank Holbrook and J. Goseline suffered heavily - trees uprooted and fences demolished.



From Ontario County Journal 10 August 1900

On Monday John Mosher, of Coy street, discovered that his wife had left town with one Sam Tones, a neighbor. Mrs. Mosher left five children, the youngest 3 years old, and Tones leaves a wife and one child. Mosher threats to commit suicide resulted in his arrest on Wednesday night. He says he will forgive his wife if she will come back. The whereabouts of the couple is unknown.



From Ontario County Chronicle 15 August 1900

Phelps, N. Y. -
Sunday morning a horse belonging to Prof. Henry Hopkins became frightened as he was being hitched to the carriage and ran away. He came tearing down Main street at a terrible rate and a number of people who at that time were returning from church had narrow escapes from being run down of the crazy animal. As he made the turn at Exchange street he lost his footing and fell, but quickly regaining his feet, he continued on his mad flight. At the driveway north of G. G. Hill's house on Exchange street, he made another turn and dashed into a grape trellis in the rear of Mrs. White's residence on Jay street. It was here that he got tangled up among the vines and was thrown on his back, with his hind feet through Mrs. White's kitchen window. After considerable difficulty the horse was disengaged from the vines and taken to the Phelps Hotel barns. He was cut considerably about the legs and body.


 
A report from Sodus states that Frank Lester, of Phelps, had a narrow escape from drowning at that place last Saturday. He was in bathing and was seized with cramps. Before going down the third time, he was rescued and brought to camp. It was two hours before he recovered conscience.



From Geneva Gazette 17 August 1900

Ed. Higgins
of Geneva plead guilty in Justice Kuney's court at Waterloo Monday to assault on Wm. Benus, street car conductor, and was fined $25.



From Ontario County Journal 17 August 1900

The nineteenth annual reunion and picnic of the descendants of Jonathan J. and Lucy Case, of Bristol, will be held at Seneca Point tomorrow. At the last reunion, Andrew Pomroy of East Bloomfield was elected president, and Miss Effie Case of Bristol secretary. The committee appointed to arrange for the picnic tomorrow is composed of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Case, Mr. and Mrs. Preston Case, Mr. and Mrs. George Case, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Case, Mr. and Mrs. Horace Case, Mr. and Mrs. George Ogden, Mr. and Mrs. John Gregg and Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Pomroy.



From Ontario Chronicle 22 August 1900

Victor, N. Y. - The annual lawn party and picnic of St. Patrick's Church, was held Wednesday. The races and other sports began at two o'clock and all were closely contested. The winners of prizes were as follows: three-mile bicycle race, 1st, Walter S. Mosher, Mertensia; 2nd, James Smith, East Bloomfield; one-mile bicycle race, 1st, Clifford Rose, Victor; 2nd, Daniel Enright, Mendon; standing broad jump, 1st, George Brooks, Canandaigua; putting the shot, 1st, Ellsworth Purdy, Canandaigua; 2d, Walter Lapham, Mertensia; pole vault, 1st, Frank A. Freeman, Victor; 2d, James Smith, East Bloomfield; hop, skip and jump, 1st, George Brooks, Canandaigua; 2d, William Chambers, Mendon; running broad jump, 1st, George Brooks, Canandaigua; 2d, William ,Chamberlain Mendon; high kick, 1st, Owen Ryan, Mertensia; 2d, Walter J. Mosher, Mertensia; the tug of war was won by a team of single men, led by John Roach, against a team of married men led by Michael D. Crowley. Dancing took place in the evening in a large tent in the rear and lasted until the next morning.



From Geneva Gazette 24 August 1900

Mrs. Mary McCarthy
who resides at 185 Exchange street met with a serious accident last Tuesday at her home.  She fell through an open trap door into the cellar beneath.  She was terribly cut and bruised in her face and on her head.  By reason of her advanced age, 80 years and upwards, fears are entertained that she may not recover.  She is the widow of John McCarthy.



From Ontario County Journal 24 August 1900

Victor, N. Y. -  Lucian Humphrey,
of this village, had a narrow escape from possible serious injury a few days ago. A neighbor had volunteered his services to shoot a troublesome cat that was in Mr. Humphrey's cellar, and was outside the cellar waiting for the cat to be driven out by Mr. Humphrey. Just as Mr. Humphrey happened to come in range, the gun was in some way discharged, and several of the shot passed through his clothing, one grazing his ear. It has not been made known whether or not the cat escaped with its life.



From Ontario County Journal 24 August 1900

The following young ladies from Naples, chaperoned by Mrs. Hattie Luther, will go to Glen cottage tomorrow for a week: Misses Martha and Harriette Knapp, Marie Griswold, Charlotte Semans, Edith Pierce, Blanche Barker, Alice Covel and Alice Ehle.



From Ontario County Journal 21 September 1900

West Bloomfield, N. Y. -  Mrs. John Perry
is called a heroic woman, and justly so, having had a desperate encounter with a chicken thief. For sometime Mrs. Perry had been missing two and sometimes three chickens a night, until about 30 had disappeared. Although she had watched for the miscreant several times, her efforts were without reward until Thursday night. About midnight she heard a disturbance in the hen yard. Without calling her husband, or taking time to dress, she hastened out. She saw the thief with two chickens in his hands opening the gate. She confronted him and told him to drop her chickens. He seemed as one dazed; as one before whom an apparition had appeared. He stood and stared in the bright moonlight for an instant, then turning, he tried to mount the fence. Mrs. Perry took hold of him and pulled him down. A hand to hand conflict ensued in which Mrs. Perry fared badly. Pulling one arm loose, the thief struck her a hard blow, breaking off one tooth and cutting and bruising her face quite badly. Mrs. Perry's cries of murder and help were heard by the neighbors, but they arrived only in time to see the thief running in the distance. Mrs. Perry knows who the guilty party is, and when she has recovered from the shock, she will have pay for her chickens and her injuries.



From Geneva Gazette 21 September 1900

William Howe, Jr.,
15 years old, son of William Howe of 20 North avenue, and employee of the Empire State Can Works, was loading tin cans on an elevator, Friday last, when his foot caught in the machine and before it could be extricated his leg was crushed in a painful manner.  Several of the small bones of the leg were broken.  The boy was removed to his home and Dr. N. B. Covert was summoned.  The boy will be confined to his bed for several weeks.  Courier



From Geneva Daily Times 21 September 1900

While John Steck was walking up William street at 9 o'clock last night, he heard the cries of a woman. He investigated and found that the cries of distress issued from the road near Charles Coddington's residence. Mr. Steck found Mrs. Coddington in a deep ditch. She said she had started to call on a neighbor and had fallen into the ditch. There were no lights. With the aid of three young men, Steck extricated Mrs. Coddington from the ditch. The place is considered a dangerous one. A city ordinance requires that all excavations be marked by red lanterns, and no one seems able to explain why it was not complied with in this case.



From Ontario County Chronicle 26 September 1900

Manchester, N. Y. - Mrs. Asa Short, who lives northeast of this village, while standing on a chair doing some work, lost her balance and fell to the floor, which produced a fractured hip. Mrs. Short is a lady nearly 70 years of age and such an accident at this time in life will cause her many long weeks of confinement.



Saturday afternoon a team of horses owned by John O'Leary of this village, ran away from Mr. O'Leary's farm in the eastern part of the town. Reaching the corner of Tillotson and Pleasant streets, they came in contact with a team and wagon owned by Frank DeBow of East Bloomfield. The latter had but a few minutes before unloaded some grain at Smith's mill, and was driving from the mill when the collision occurred. The DeBow wagon was turned upside down with Mr. DeBow under the wagon. Mr. DeBow was seriously injured, and was taken to the Beahan hospital. An examination showed that his spine was injured, a rib fractured and his head seriously cut. The O'Leary team ran on to Mr. O'Leary's home without much injury to themselves. In the flight of the DeBow team, they collided with the front veranda and fence on the premises of Matthew Doyle, in Pleasant street, leaving a trail much like a cyclone.



From Ontario County Journal 28 September 1900

Phelps, N. Y. -  Elliott Beach,
a young man working for Fridley Bros., while operating a circular saw Friday, had all of his fingers of his left hand severed at the middle joint. The thumb was cut through the bone. Dr. Vanderhoof amputated and dressed the injured fingers.



From Ontario County Journal 5 October 1900

While working in his corn field in the northern part of the village, on Tuesday, George H. Adams found a Spanish coin, bearing date of 1774. The coin is of silver, a little larger than an American quarter, but much thinner. It is in perfect condition which would lead to the conclusion that it had been hidden in the ground for more than a century.



From Ontario County Journal 12 October 1900

On Monday, William Montanye, who lives near Cheshire, found a coin about the size of a ten-cent piece on his farm. The only legible word on it was "Carolus III," the Latin for "Charles III." The coin was dated 1772.



From Ontario County Journal 19 October 1900

East Bloomfield, N. Y. -  Wade Black
was injured at the warehouse of Isaac Norton on Tuesday afternoon. He had driven onto the platform and was unloading apples when his horse took fright and jumped, throwing him backwards with such force as to inflict an ugly cut on the back of his head. He was taken into the warehouse where he soon revived and was able to return to his home.



From Ontario County Chronicle 24 October 1900

Through their attorney, Charles B. Lapham, Esq., the following persons of Ontario county have been granted pension claims: Dora B. Hoyt, widow of Charles S. Hoyt, surgeon of the 126th Regiment, N. Y. Infantry, $8 per month; Marietta C. Stevenson, widow of John Stevenson, Battery D, 3d Regiment N. Y. Light Artillery, $8 per month; James W. Allen, Co. G, 148th Regiment N. Y. Infantry, $12 per month; Malachi T. Brown, deceased, Company F., 1st Regiment N. Y. Engineers, $12 per month, payable to Mary H. Brown, his widow.



From Geneva Gazette 2 November 1900

Last Tuesday a new fraternal organization was formed in this city named the "Fraternal Order of Eagles."  It has 36 members and is officered as follows:  Frank L. Shyne, past president; Daniel Deegan, president; P. F. C. Durkin, vice president; John W. Reddy, chaplain; F. G. Seibel, secretary; John E. Gibson, conductor; W. E. Loftus, inside guard; James Higgins, Jrs., outside guard; James F. Carney, Henry M. Schenck and Fred Meehan, trustees; Dr. Charles D. McCarthy, physician.



From Ontario County Journal 2 November 1900

Clifton Springs, N. Y. - 
On Saturday there occurred two accidents which might have resulted seriously. The first was participated in about noon by Harvey Souls and James Welsh. The young men were engaged in a good-natured bout, when Souls was thrown down and struck the walk forcibly on his head and back. He was rendered unconscious and was taken into the Lindner block, where he remained until late in the day. The second was a runaway which occurred about 8 o'clock at night. The occupant of the carriage was Frank Warner, of Manchester. His horse became frightened and in turning the corner of Main and Pearl streets, came in contact with the lamp post. The post came in between the wheel and wagon box in such a way and with such force as to throw Mr. Warner against the same cutting his head and face badly. One ear was almost entirely severed. The horse escaped injury, but the wagon was quite badly damaged.



From Ontario Chronicle 7 November 1900

Manchester, N. Y. - A party of young men from this place will start for the Adirondack Mountains on Wednesday, where they will spend a week hunting deer. The party will be made up of the following persons: Ezera G. Smith, Fred Willson, Stuart Bennett, Frank Whiting and E. J. Sheppard. The headquarters of the party will be at Beaver River, where a party from here was last year, securing three deer in one week.



From Ontario County Journal 9 November 1900

East Bloomfield, N. Y. - 
As the result of the explosion of a gun recently, Charles Shelman has lost the sight of his right eye. Shelman was hunting in the woods on the Burt farm in the northern part of the town, and his gun accidentally exploded, the entire charge of powder entering his right eye, destroying the sight. The other eye was burned as was also his face.



Victor, N. Y. -
An affray occurred in this village on election night which caused considerable excitement. John Rafferty engaged in an altercation with George Underhill and Edward Monks, with the result that, so Rafferty alleges, he was badly beaten with a brick in the hands of one of the other parties. Officer Concannon arrested the trio. As the officer was leading Rafferty to the office of Dr. C. O. Jackson, who dressed his injuries, M. D. Crowley, with whom it is said Rafferty had some words earlier in the evening, stepped out of a stairway and struck him a violent blow. Concannon placed Crowley under arrest. After Rafferty's injuries, which proved to be all right, had been attended to, the four were arraigned before Justice Theodore M. Norton. Crowley, Monks and Underhill gave bail to appear for trial on Saturday. In default of bail, Rafferty was sent to jail to await trial at the same time.



From Ontario County Journal 16 November 1900

East Bloomfield, N. Y. -  Fred Nudd
was seriously injured on Saturday afternoon and he will be confined to the house for some weeks. While assisting his brother, Sidney, in unloading a barrel of cider, his foot slipped and the barrel slid off the board and struck his leg, breaking it between the knee and the hip. Dr. S. R. Wheeler was called and reduced the fracture.



Victor, N. Y. -  Barney Murphy, engineer in the Locke Insulator works, met with an accident a few days since that nearly resulted fatally. He was returning to his work at noon when in some say he slipped, twisting his ankle in such a way as to rupture an artery. By a desperate effort, he reached the factory where help was given him and a physician summoned, but not before he had lost a large quantity of blood.



Yesterday afternoon Samuel Johnson, a farmer living near East Bloomfield, fell from his wagon at the corner of Chapin and Garden streets, and struck heavily upon his head on the pavement. A wound near the eye bled profusely and he appeared to have suffered a slight concussion of the brain. He was carried into the house of George Randall where Dr. O. J. Hallenbeck attended him. Later his relatives cared for him. His horses ran on, evidently homeward bound.



From Geneva Gazette 23 November 1900

Thursday night, while Hiram Wilbur, who lives with his two sons at Phelps, was sitting by the stove, a kerosene lamp on a table behind him exploded.  The burning oil fell on his back, setting fire to his clothes.  The boys, aged 12 and 14 respectively, immediately tore off the clothing and saved their father from a horrible death.  His back and side was severely burned.  In the meantime the fire had become well started among the furniture and flooring.  This the boys subdued with pails of water.



From Ontario County Journal 23 November 1900

Victor, N. Y. -  Mrs. Charles H. Bowerman
met with a painful accident on Friday. As she was descending the cellar stairs, she in some way slipped and fell to the cellar floor. She was alone at the time and lay in a half conscious condition for some time before before she was able to make her way to the upper room. She was considerably shocked by the fall and her ankle was badly sprained.



From Ontario County Chronicle 28 November 1900

Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Spencer F. Lincoln
has recently purchased an old-fashioned, tall, wooden clock, which is valuable not only as an heirloom, but also on account of its value as a curiosity. The clock was brought to Seneca Point, from New England in 1793, by Gamaliel Wilder, the first settler on that point, and a great-great-grandfather of Mrs. Lincoln. It is seven feet in height with wooden works, and keeps perfect time after being in constant use for 143 years.



From Geneva Gazette 14 December 1900

Thomas Bowen,
a painter by trade and a veteran of the civil war, has been missing for several days.  The last seen of him was in Joe DeWitt's saloon, south Exchange street.  He is a married man, but his wife and two daughters reside in Rochester. He is a good-natured, inoffensive man and a good workman.  He may have gone to the Soldier's Home at Bath.



From Ontario County Journal 21 December 1900

Canadice, N. Y. -  Jay Allen,
of the standing army, stationed at Oswego, spent last week with his brother and sister in this place. A number of his friends gave him a surprise party at the home of his brother, Cyrus, on Thursday evening.



From Victor Herald 21 December 1900

William Maltman
had a narrow escape from serious injury Tuesday evening. He was driving down Maple avenue toward the Lehigh tracks and in some way came into collision with John Conway, who was going the other way. Mr. Maltman was thrown from his carriage and the horse, which had been headed almost due east by the force of the collision, started up the Lehigh tracks. Coming into collision with a semaphore pole, the animal turned down the steep embankment and was there captured. It had suffered no very serious injury but the carriage was badly wrecked. Mr. Maltman escaped injury by what seems to have been almost a miracle.



East Bloomfield, N. Y. - The Catholic Mutual Benefit Association elected the following officers at their last regular meeting:

Spiritual adviser - Rev. P. A. Neville
President - David Condon
1st Vice-president - John Connelly
2d Vice-president - Timothy Brenan
Recording Secy - Peter Neenan
Treasurer - Michael Monahan
Asst. Secretary - Thomas Welch
Financial Secy - Ed. Neenan
Marshal - Thomas Purcell
Guard - Patrick Hilliard
Trustees - Thomas Welch,
M. McInerney, Peter Neenan



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 26 December 1900

Three ladies in Victor met with an accident Monday evening that resulted quite seriously for one of them. Mrs. Minnie B. Lusk, Miss Margaret Doyle and Miss Lizzie Doyle were driving from Mrs. Lusk's farm into the village at about 7 o'clock. The night was very dark and just before reaching the New York Central tracks, Mrs. Lusk, who was driving, attempted to pass a team in front. Just at this point is a high embankment, and, in endeavoring to pass, the horse, carriage and occupants were all precipitated down the bank, landing on a stone pile at the bottom. Some men coming along at that time assisted the ladies in disentangling themselves from the wreckage, and securing another conveyance, carried them to the village where they were attended by Dr. C. O. Jackson. All were considerably shaken up and bruised, and it was found upon examination that Miss Margaret Doyle's arm was broken at the wrist. The horse was uninjured, but the carriage was badly wrecked.



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