From Geneva Daily Times 2 July 1908

Clifton Springs, N. Y. -
While out driving on Tuesday evening Mrs. Richard Kinney and daughter were thrown from their carriage by the horse becoming frightened, and while not seriously injured, Mrs. Kinney was rendered unconscious by the fall and badly bruised. The little girl was uninjured. Their horse became frightened at another horse running through the trees in the orchard on the Ottley farm south of this village, and became unmanageable. Mr. Kinney was seated in the back of the carriage leading a colt and was unable to give any assistance. It seems very fortunate that they escaped serious injury.

From Geneva Daily Times 3 July 1908

Phelps, N. Y. -
The annual reunion of the Ridley family was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Wheeler, three miles north of here, yesterday. Guests were present from Newark, Lyons, Phelps, Geneva and Waterloo. Dinner was served on the lawn. Resolutions were adopted on the death of Charles Wheeler, James Jackson and Mrs. Jennie Conine. The following officers were elected for the ensuing year; President, W. L. Robinson; secretary, E. E. Daniels; vice- presidents Mrs. W. Burley, Nathaniel Cook, Mrs. Nellie Parrish, Albert Ridley, E. Vanvangner, Mrs. Lydia Vanvangner, Mrs. C. Cornell, Mrs. C. Ridley, O. A. Egleston and Mrs. Mary Purchase.

Hall's Corners, N. Y. - While George Nichols was painting Henry Sutherland's barn Thursday, the very high ladder on which he stood was jostled by Mr. Clubb's team in passing, throwing George to the ground and injuring him, it is feared, very seriously. Mr. Clubb did not observe how close he was to the ladder as his team is a very high spirited one and seemed to require all his attention.

Phelps, N. Y. - George Cuddeback, whose record of conviction for petty offenses would fill a book, celebrated his return to Phelps after a ten days' absence by creating a disturbance at his wife's home on Clifton street Friday night. Officer Smith was called and took the man to the lockup. On being arranged before Justice Cornford Saturday morning, Cuddeback pleased guilty and offered to remain away from here for six months if allowed to go on suspended sentence. Justice Cornford thought that six months away from Phelps would be quite beneficial to "Cuddy" and to make sure that he would remain that length of time, the justice ruled that the prisoner be confined at the county jail for 180 days. He was taken there Saturday night by Officer Maine.

From Geneva Daily Times 6 July 1908

Charles Kellog
of Washington street was one of the victims of the Fourth of July. Mr. Kellog had his right shoe torn from his foot and the foot badly injured by the explosion of a giant firecracker. Mr. Kellog was standing near the Carrollton Hotel Saturday night watching the explosion of some giant crackers in the street. He was wearing a pair of low shoes. All of the crackers had exploded in the roadway but accidentally one was thrown which instead of falling in the road fell on the sidewalk near where Mr. Kellog was standing. The fuse was short and the cracker exploded almost the instant it struck the walk. The shoe on the right foot was practically torn off and the man's ankle was badly cut. He was immediately removed to the office of Dr. H. D. Weyburn where the injuries were dressed. Although they are painful no serious effects are expected.

From Geneva Daily Times 7 July 1908

Gorham, N. Y. -
On Saturday afternoon Mrs. A. M. Dickerson was taken suddenly ill with what proved to be a serious case of ptomaine poisoning caused from eating ice cream. Later in the afternoon her daughter, Mrs. Frank Southerland, and granddaughter with a girl friend, who were spending the 4th with the Dickerson family, were also attacked and in the evening Dr. and Mrs. John McColl, who had also eaten of the ice cream were prostrated. All through the night Dr. Allen, who lives next door to the two families, was kept busy trying to relieve the stricken ones, who improved as the day advanced. The ice cream was prepared in the family with all due care and just what was the cause of the poison remains a mystery. Mrs. John Roat, a sister of Mrs. Dickerson, who also ate some of the ice cream was another victim, though in a light form.

Word came to the police station about six o'clock last night to the effect that there was another stabbing affray in the Italian colony in Torrey Park. Officer Kuney was sent to the scene and upon investigation found that the rumor was due to a family quarrel between Mr. and Mrs. Frank Pasquale.  Members of the colony and Mrs. Pasquale stated that the man had been pounding the woman. It was stated that a number of times he had become convinced that Mrs. Pasquale was not obeying her lord and master in the proper spirit and so he had proceeded to beat her. Yesterday the woman objected and sent for the police. This morning in Police Court she claimed that the man had beaten her a number of times and she wanted him "sent up." Pasquale denied the statement, but after hearing the stories Judge Keyes fined him $10.

From Geneva Daily Times 10 July 1908

Manchester, N. Y. - Henry E. Howland,
a well-to-do farmer, who resides one mile north of this village, narrowly escaped being gored by a ferocious bull yesterday. He was in his barnyard when the bull made the attack. After keeping the animal at bay for a time without serious injury, Mr. Howland succeeded in escaping through a hole in the floor into the barn. E. G. Smith of this village was sent for and shot the bull as he stood watching the hole through which Mr. Howland made his escape.

From Shortsville Enterprise 10 July 1908

Martin Cooley,
who resides on a farm in the town of Hopewell, met with a painful accident on Monday morning at 7 o'clock. He was engaged in hitching up a horse and for some unknown reason, the animal kicked him, striking him in the chin and breaking the lower jaw bone. He was brought to this village where the injury was dressed. Mr. Cooley states that the horse has always been gentle and has never before kicked anyone.

From Geneva Daily Times 13 July 1908

Another shooting affray in the Italian colony was reported to the police yesterday morning. The affair took place Saturday night and according to the stories was a family affair caused by gossip which resulted in Loue Bruno shooting at Mrs. Bridgetta Zella, mother-in-law of the woman in the case. The story told the police is that Bruno, who lives across the street from the Zella home, was out in the street Saturday night and had some words with a woman living at the Zella home. Mrs. Zella came out and took sides with the woman and then it is claimed Bruno went back to his house and secured a revolver. He came out into the roadway and fired three shots at the Zella house. Two of the shots, it is claimed, grazed the woman's body. No physician was called and the matter was not reported until yesterday morning. When the officers went to investigate the report, friends of Bruno told a different story. They claimed that the shooting was simply the explosion of three firecrackers and not revolver shots. His friends stated that Bruno had returned to his home and secured the fire crackers which he threw at the Zella house in order to frighten the inmates. Bruno had disappeared, however, and a search of the colony failed to locate him.

From Geneva Daily Times 14 July 1908

Gennarro Iamarice
and Antonio Fabrizi, the two Italians held by the police for the shooting affray in the Italian colony Sunday night, will be arraigned in Police Court before Judge Keyes tomorrow morning to answer to the charge of assault in the first degree. Both men have attorneys so that unless the examination is waived it is expected that the cause of the shooting will be brought out.

From Geneva Daily Times 15 July 1908

Rushville, N. Y. -
At the regular meeting of the Tuesday Club Tuesday afternoon, at the home of Mrs. M. J. Wilson, the following officers were elected for the coming year: President, Miss Carrie E. Green, vice-president, Mrs. E. A. Hazeltine; secretary and treasurer, Mrs. A. T. Halstead; executive committee, Miss Green, Mrs. Mary Furner, Miss Maude Read. The club is to take up the study of Italy the coming year.

Mrs. Henry Smith submitted to an operation Monday morning, for gangrene in her foot, diabetes being the remote cause. A week ago one of the toes on her left foot was amputated and this not healing, it was found necessary to amputate her foot. Dr. W. W. Skinner of Geneva assisted by Dr. J. H. Wilkin of this place, performed the operation.

Seneca Castle, N. Y. - While Olin Thatcher was grinding feed in a gasoline feed mill on his farm, his hand caught in the rollers and badly injured. It was feared at first that two fingers would have to be amputated but the doctor is now in hopes of saving them.

From Geneva Daily Times 17 July 1908

Mrs. Jeremiah Langdon
of Lewis street was painfully bitten by a pet dog at her home last evening. Several fingers were badly lacerated. The dog was playing in the road when it was run down by an automobile and severely injured. It ran into the house where Mrs. Langdon undertook to examine it to see how badly it was hurt. As she did so, the dog, mad with pain, bit her. A physician dressed her wounds.

From Shortsville Enterprise 17 July 1908

Benjamin Depew,
who resides on a farm in the town of Hopewell, met with a peculiar accident on last Friday afternoon. He was operating a hay carrier at his barn and the rope broke, causing the large pulley to fly back and strike him a glancing blow on the head. He was knocked unconscious for a time, and it was found necessary to remove him to Canandaigua where several stitches were taken in the scalp wound. It is stated that if he had received the full force of the blow from the pulley, it would have killed him.

From Geneva Daily Times 18 July 1908

Phelps, N. Y. - Harry Scribner,
the young man who has achieved much local fame with his noisy homemade motorcycle, met with a painful accident yesterday, while felling a tree at the camp established by a number of Phelps boys in Gorseline's woods. As the tree fell it caught and crushed the little finger of Scribner's left hand injuring that member to such an extent that it will probably have to be amputated. The injury was dressed by Dr. Vanderhoof.

From Geneva Daily Times 25 July 1908

Canandaigua, N. Y. - Mrs. Michele S. Durand,
Canandaigua's oldest resident, will on Monday next celebrate her 101st birthday. She is vigorous mentally, but owing to a fall she had about eighteen months ago is confined to an invalid chair. Prior to that she had been unusually active in every way for one of her years.

From Geneva Daily Times 27 July 1908

Phelps, N. Y. - George Peters,
a farmer residing three mile northeast of Phelps, was attacked by a bull yesterday and nearly killed. As Mr. Peters was about to close the gate leading from the pasture lot, the bull charged upon him and knocked him to the ground. Mr. Peters, who is an elderly man, was unable to regain his feet and the bull continued the attack, using its forefeet and head with telling effect. Mr. Peters' plight was discovered by his son, William, and the hired man, both of whom rushed to the rescue armed with pitch forks. The animal was in an ugly mood and did not give up the fight until after the men had prodded him several times with the forks. Mr. Peters' back was injured and the flesh badly cut and torn. His left leg was battered and bruised by the bull's hoofs and has swelled to twice its normal size. The bull, which is only a yearling, has developed such ugly traits that its owner has decided to kill it. A week ago it attacked the hired man and tossed him over the fence.

Phelps, N. Y. - A tenant house owned by Mrs. Farnsworth of this town and occupied by Joseph Burns and family three miles north of Phelps was totally destroyed by fire Saturday night. The fire started from an overheated stovepipe and the upper room, through which the pipe passed, was all ablaze before it was discovered. Mr. Burns came to Phelps early in the evening and his wife remained at home with her three small children. The children had been put to bed early and Mrs. Burns was attending to her work about the house when she saw the flames burst from the upper story. The children were sleeping in a room adjoining that where the fire started and it was only through the heroic work of their mother that they were saved from being burned to death. By the time Mrs. Burns had succeeded in rescuing her children the house was completely enveloped in flames, and there was no chance to remove any of the contents. Nearly all the neighbors were in Phelps attending the band concert at the time the fire broke out. Mrs. Farnsworth's loss is partially covered by an insurance of $600 and Mr. Burns had his household effects insured for $250.

From Geneva Daily Times 29 July 1908

Cornelius Creedon,
of Lochland Road, was painfully injured Monday evening due to somnambulism. While in this condition and walking about the room, he fell out of a window which was several feet from the ground. His moans awakened his young daughter. The girl found her father lying on the ground unconscious in a pool of blood. She hastened to awaken the neighbors, who came to her assistance, and Dr. McCarthy was summoned. Several stitches were taken to close the wounds. The injured man was removed yesterday to the City Hospital, where he is today as comfortable as possible under the conditions.

From Geneva Daily Times 31 July 1908

Clifton Springs, N. Y. -
The following are the officers of the new Clifton Springs Rebekah Lodge, No. 406:

N. G. - Mrs. Alice L. Parker
V. G. - Mrs. Estella J. Siegwald
Rec. Secy. - Mrs. Elizabeth J. Durkee
Fin. Secy. - Mrs. Mary Becker
Treasurer - Mrs. Anna B. Follett
Warden - Mrs. Claudia Rolfe
Conductor - Mrs. C. Sibbett
Chaplain - Mrs. Mary Welcher
Outside Guard - Miss Maude Mills
Inside Guard - Miss Ina Dunton
R. S. N. G. - Mrs. Lena Baggerly
L. S. N. G. - Miss Edith Raynore
R. S. V. G. - Mrs. Belle Shaffer
L. S. V. G. - Miss Mary E. Follette

Stanley, N. Y. - George R. Miller is one of the oldest living farmers of this section, having just passed his eighty-second birthday. When seen by the Times representative, Mr. Miller was sawing a large tree into fire wood. He enjoys excellent health, has a very jovial disposition and could stump some of our modern politicians on the political issues of the day. Although 82 years old he keeps strictly up to date and is always looking for new ideas. He is an enthusiastic advocator of the Postal Savings Bank. By this institution he says, the young men in the country would save more of their earnings. Anybody can earn money, but it takes a genius to save it.

From Geneva Daily Times 5 August 1908

Rushville, N. Y. - Burt Arnold
narrowly escaped a most painful accident last Friday. Shortly after hitching a horse in a stall he noticed that the horse in the next stall and the one he had been using were biting one another. In trying to separate them, he was bitten in the back by the one he had been using. The bite proved to be only a slight one. Other than the bruises there was only the imprint of the horses teeth. Mr. Arnold has kept at work.

From Shortsville Enterprise 14 August 1908

Monday night on the lawn at the home of Mr. George Runyon, East Main street, was held a reunion of the Runyon and Kipp families. It has been twenty-five years since the families have all been together. A bounteous supper was served and a most enjoyable time was had by all. Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. Lemuel Waid and Mr. and Mrs. Roy Kipp of Springfield, Ohio; Mr. and Mrs. Harry Taylor and daughter of Geneva; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Runyon of Buffalo; Mr. and Mrs. John Runyon of Orleans; Mrs. Charles Rennison and daughter, Clare, of Minneapolis, Minn.; Harry Runyon of Ovid, and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Kipp, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Kipp and children, Mr. and Mrs. Zadock Warfield and George Runyon, of this village.

From Shortsville Enterprise 21 August 1908

John Cummings
is confined to the home of Charles Jeffrey with his right ankle broken as a result of a runaway accident which occurred on Friday night about 7:30 o'clock. Mr. Cummings had been employed at threshing at the home of Lafayette Goodnow, in the town of Farmington, and Raymond Jeffrey had driven out from this village to the farm intending to bring him home at the completion of the day's labors. When they were ready to start for home, Cummings got into the carriage, and as young Jeffrey was about to get in, the horse became frightened for some unknown reason, and started to run away. The reins were lying on the dash and Cummings in his haste to get them only succeeded in securing one, which pulled the horse to one side of the highway, striking a tree and breaking the animal's back. The force of the impact also broke Cummings' ankle.

From Geneva Daily Times 19 August 1908

Manchester, N. Y. - Solomon Abbott,
a Syrian, who arrived here from the East about ten months ago, has been suffering with tuberculosis and living in a tent here for about two months, after taking treatment at a hospital which did not benefit him, was recently seized with a desire to return to his own country whee he has a wife and child. As he was penniless a subscription was taken up by Abbott Hessney of this village and $300 was raised from Syrians living in Geneva, Oakfield and Manchester and this morning the sick man started on his long journey, his destination being Beirut, Syria, which is over 11,000 miles and usually takes forty days for the trip. Four attendants who went with him to see that he was well cared for are: George Moses, George Hadoch, Leo Carri and Moses Johns, all Syrians who formerly lived at Beirut.

From Geneva Daily Times 21 August 1908

Clifton Springs, N. Y. -
The descendants of Jacob and Katherine Vanderhoof held their annual picnic at the Sanitarium picnic grounds Wednesday afternoon. Man of the members of this large family were in attendance. Various sports, such as playing ball, pitching quoits and the like were enjoyed. A bountiful dinner was served and before going home, supper was served. At a business meeting during the afternoon the officers were chosen for the coming year as follows: President, J. W. Vanderhoof, Clifton Springs; vice-president, Wallace Follett, Clifton Springs; Secretary, Leslie Becker, Clifton Springs; treasurer, McCombe Vanderhoof, Phelps.

From Geneva Daily Times 26 August 1908

Flint, N. Y. -
Last Wednesday was held the annual meeting of the W. C. T. U. of this place. The following officers were elected: President, Mrs. Willis Robinson; first vice-president, Mrs. James Roome; second vice-president, Mrs. Byron Showers; secretary, - Mrs. Mosier; corresponding secretary, Mrs. William Cook; treasurer, Mrs. Mary Estey.

From Geneva Daily Times 28 August 1908

Halls Corners, N. Y. -
About a mile and a half from Halls, Mrs. C. J. Wood lives alone. She is an agreeable, talkative old lady, seventy-seven years of age, and her seven years of solitude on this place seem not to have lessened her cheeriness one whit. It was about 1803 that fifty English settlers came over, among them John M. Wood's father, also named John. The entire company took up land in this section, at a time when the country was but one vast primeval forest, trailless, limitless. John and his brother took up 215 acres, purchasing the land from the government. Mrs. Wood has lived on this estate for thirty-nine years, seven of them entirely alone. Mr. Wood had six children when she married him, four of whom were at home. They remained at home until they were also married.

Mrs. Wood says she is a strong Republican as the Woods have been for years. Regarding woman's suffrage she is not of the opinion that it will better the government. A good many women might follow their convictions, but the great majority would naturally vote as their husbands vote. She thinks that women would be capable of voting, but that it would not materially affect the situation. She used to drive a great deal, but recently the large number of autos constantly on the road have made it too great a risk. Many women have been compelled to give up driving in the country due to automobile speeding, and Mrs. Wood thinks that it is a great mistake. Nor does she approve of building $6,000 per mile roads, largely at the farmers' expense, merely to give chauffeurs a chance to release the speed clutch.

She is interested in the missionary work of Number Nine, and fills all her spare hours preparing work for the organization. For over sixteen years the garments made by the ladies to be sent away to students have been cut out by Mrs. Wood's industrious hands. The loneliness of the place would often be unbearable were it not for her books. She reads incessantly, often far into the night, forgetting then that she is alone. But in case she is unable to find suitable tenants for her place (which is very desirable with its fruit and gardens,) she intends to move into Stanley, selecting that place in preference to Halls because of its church and railroad advantages.

From Geneva Daily Times 2 September 1908

Clifton Springs, N. Y. -
At the home of her daughter, Mrs. William E. Burr on Foster avenue, Friday, her mother, Mrs. Louise M. Carpenter, celebrated her eighty-third birthday in a quiet manner. During the afternoon and evening a large number of Mrs. Carpenter's friends called and wished her many more such pleasant occasions. She also received several congratulatory telegrams. Mrs. Carpenter is in splendid health and is about the village every day that the weather will permit.

From Geneva Daily Times 4 September 1908

Hiram M. Torrey
of No. 268 Castle street, fireman on the Lehigh Valley switch engine, met with a painful injury this morning. While the engine was shifting cars in the yard at 10 o'clock, Torrey put his head too far out from the cab window, and hit it against a freight car, causing a severe bruise on the left temple. He was taken to the office of Dr. N. B. Covert on Main street, who dressed the injury; after which Torrey was able to walk to his home.

From Geneva Daily Times 8 September 1908

Shortsville, N. Y. -
Yesterday afternoon from 3 to 6 p.m., Miss Eleanor K. Faurot of this village celebrated her ninetieth birthday. Her sister, Mrs. Lydia Washburn, of this village, who was 84 years old the 26th of August, and a younger sister, Mrs. Mercy Power, and daughter, Mrs. Edward Trego, of Albion, are here and several neighbors and friends joined in making this notable event a pleasant memory for the balance of the years she may be spared. She is always bright and cheerful and is seldom found complaining. Mrs. Minnie Warfield made a birthday cake with the two centuries 1818 and 1908 on the top which with other delicacies that Miss Faurot enjoys made up the menu served to the visitors. Miss Faurot was remembered by some birthday gifts and the good wishes and hopes that she may be spared to see many more such delightful occasions.

From Geneva Daily Times 11 September 1908

Phelps, N. Y. -
The third annual reunion of the Goodman family was held Wednesday at the home of Oliver Goodman. There were about one hundred present. Officers for the coming year were elected as follows: President, William Goodman, Sr.; vice-president, Albert Goodman; secretary, B. J. Goodman; treasurer, Joseph Goodman; musical committee, William J. Goodman, Jesse Goodman and William A. Goodman. Next year the reunion will be held at the home of Charles Goodman.

A runaway automobile caused considerable excitement on Seneca street about 11 o'clock this morning. The car, which belongs to Frederick Nester is evidently one which will not stand without hitching for when left in front of the Catchpole meat market, it started down the street and ended up in front of the Isenman candy store where it caused a general mixup between the delivery horse owned by Mr. Isenman and the hack team owned by M. Murphy, both of which were standing near the curb. The machine was in charge of Paul Buchholz. Mrs. Wheelock, a trained nurse, was in it at the time. Mr. Buchholz had run it to a point in front of the meat market and had stepped out and into the market. He was barely inside the door when the machine started gradually to creep down the hill. Mrs. Wheelock called out that the machine was running away but not loud enough for Mr. Buchholz to hear her and before he knew it the auto was well down the hill and gaining speed as it went. When in front of the city building the machine began to head for the north side of Seneca and it was on the north side of the car tracks by the time a point in front of the Isenman store was reached. The delivery wagon for the candy store was standing at the curb and directly east of it the hack team belonging to Mr. Murphy was standing. The auto, which was then running at a fair rate of speed, luckily escaped the horse but struck the wagon with sufficient force to pull the horse back and force the wagon against the Murphy horses. One of the back horses was thrown down and at the same time the Isenman horse started to free himself from the wagon. the whole street was aware of the mixup by this time and by the time the Isenman horse had broken loose from the wagon, parties were nearby to seize the animal. Mr. Buchholz had also found out that his auto was raising ructions down the and he hurried to the scene and stopped it. The mixup was then quickly straightened out. The Isenman horse was caught before any serious damage was done and the Murphy horse was also quickly raised to its feet. The Isenman delivery wagon was smashed somewhat and the harness on the hack horse was broken and altogether the damage will be considerable but those who witnessed the affair consider that the outcome was lucky and that the damage in no way will amount to what they expected it would when the runaway auto was seen coming down the street headed directly for horses. Mrs. Wheelock was uninjured.

Thomas Stein, a carpenter, employed in remodeling the house owned by Joseph White at 44 High street, was severely injured this morning by falling from a second story window. Dr. H. J. Knickerbocker, who attended him, found that no bones were broken but that the man had been badly shaken up and that it was possible that there might be internal injuries which would develop later. Mr. Stein went to work as usual this morning and went to the second story of the building to look over the work. In climbing about the window he slipped and fell to the ground, a distance of  about sixteen or eighteen feet. The other men about the place heard Mr. Stein groaning on the ground and hurried to his assistance. A temporary cot was made on the lawn and Dr. Knickerbocker was immediately sent for. The physician made a hasty examination after arriving at the scene and found that no bones were broken. Mr. Stein was then removed to his home in Pulteney street where it was reported that he is resting comfortably but that he is still suffering from the shock.

From Geneva Daily Times 12 September 1908

Gorham, N. Y. -
The village was thrown into a state of excitement on Thursday afternoon when it was made known that an infant had been left on the porch at the residence of Elbert Johnson on South street. Mr. and Mrs. Johnson are aged people and when the basket was discovered in the morning, they supposed that some person had placed it there who would return for it, until late in the afternoon when investigation brought to light the child. The basket also contained a letter saying, "be kind to little Harry," and giving its age as ten days. It has been kindly cared for by the family of C. W. Perkins until arrangements are made for the future.

Frank Miley, former catcher of the Geneva Empire League team, and later manager of the Geneva Independents, was painfully injured last evening. Miley was on his way back to Geneva from a fishing trip and was riding down Main street with several other members of the party. He was standing in the back end of the rig. The horse was going along at a good gait and the members of the party were talking over the day's sport. Miley did not have a firm hold on the back of the seat against which he was leaning and did not notice an auto approaching the rig. The horse noticed the auto however, and when it got close, became frightened and suddenly bolted. The result was that Miley was thrown backwards. As he fell his left foot shot forward and became caught under the seat. He was unable to loosen it and until the horse could be stopped remained hanging from the back of the rig being supported only by his foot and leg. He was dragged about 25 or 30 feet in this manner before the horse could be stopped. The other members of the party helped him into the rig as soon as the horse was stopped and took him immediately to a physician. Upon examination it was found that the ligaments in the leg were badly strained and that it would be impossible to walk on the leg for some time. The accident will put Miley out of the game for the balance of the season.

From Geneva Daily Times 14 September 1908

Canandaigua, N. Y. - Mrs. Agnes Eagan
and Policeman Grove Becker left on the 8 o'clock train Saturday night for the Pasteur Institute at Brooklyn, where they are to take treatment for the bite of a mad dog. Mr. Becker was bitten in the fleshy part of his left thumb Thursday evening at the police station by a bull terrier pup belonging to Officer Delbert Fisk. Mr. Becker did not consider the injury serious until he learned that his brother officer, Mr. Fisk, had taken the dog to Dr. W. G. Dodds, a veterinary surgeon on Chapin street, who detected definite signs of rabies. Mr. Fisk boarded at the home of Mrs. Agnes Eagan, on Chapin street, and when Saturday evening the pup jumped at Mrs. Eagan and bit her on the index finger of the left hand, Fisk decided that an investigation was necessary at once. The dog is closely confined at Dr. Dodd's stables, and is in the last throes of rabies. It will be killed. It ran at large for some days after it showed its snapping propensities, and fears are entertained that other dogs have been infected.

Shortly after noon today, Clinton H. McCumber, a piano tuner, residing at No. 64 Elm street, met with a painful accident while riding down the grade on the west sidewalk of the street. He had just reached the driveway leading to D. M. Dorman's garage, when Dr. Gardner B. Young of No. 97 Genesee street, in his automobile drove across the walk. McCumber jumped from his wheel to avert a collision and was thrown to the ground, dislocating his left kneecap. Dr. Young took the injured man to his home nearby in his automobile and replaced the kneecap with the assistance of Dr. C. C. Lytle. The injured man is reported to be resting comfortably this afternoon.

From Geneva Daily Times 18 September 1908

Jane Eaton
of No. 592 Exchange street, the janitress who has taken care of the police station for years, is in a serious condition as a result of drinking by mistake a quantity of washing fluid consisting of potash and sal soda. While preparing some pickles this morning, she picked up a jug which was supposed to contain vinegar. As the contents of the jug did not look right, she poured some of it into a glass and drank part of it. The alkali burned her mouth, throat and stomach. Dr. H. D. Weyburn was called and prescribed for Mrs. Eaton. This afternoon it is stated that she is resting as comfortably as possible under the circumstances. Mrs. Eaton is now alone in her home owing to the fact that her son, George Eaton, went to the County House on Tuesday.

From Geneva Daily Times 19 September 1908

Clifton Springs, N. Y. - Mrs. Grimes, the widow of Thomas Grimes,
who died about two weeks ago, has just suffered another great misfortune at the Van Vranken farm where she resides just south of this village, having lost two of her best cows. There is quite a large herd of cows and their milk is shipped to Rochester each day. Recently the herd broke through the fence and got into a field of corn and ate enough corn to cause serious trouble. Dr. William H. Salisbury was called and in spite of his efforts two of the animals are dead, but it is thought that the remainder of the herd can be saved. The two animals which died were past help upon the doctor's arrival, having ruptured stomachs. It is a sad case, as the widow was left with four small children. Her neighbors and friends have interested themselves in the case and a subscription paper has been circulated and quite a sum will be realized from the same.

When Officer Lawrence Kinney shot at the mad dog on Milton street this morning, Herman Place of No. 40 High street was coming up Milton street in his Pierce Motorette. At the time the shot was fired he felt a sting on his hand and after reaching his home, he found the bullet which was shot at the dog embedded in the front of his automobile. It is believed that the bullet, after passing through the ear of the dog, hit the pavement, glanced and lodged in the woodwork of the car. The sting felt on his hand is said to have been caused by a particle of brick that was chipped off the pavement by the bullet.

From Geneva Daily Times 21 September 1908

Clifton Springs, N. Y. -
At the home of Rev. S. H. Adams, on Pleasant street, on Friday, Mrs. A. E. Grinnell, celebrated her ninety-first birthday in a quiet manner. Several of her friends from this village made her informal calls and she received quite a number of congratulatory letters from absent friends. For one of her advanced age, she is enjoying remarkably good health.

From Geneva Daily Times 24 September 1908

Clifton Springs, N. Y. -
A serious, if not fatal, accident occurred yesterday afternoon at the C. H. Belden farm about one mile south of this village, when William, the two-year old son of Mrs. Thomas Grimes, the tenant who occupies the farm, fell into a tub of boiling water which was on the floor. The child was terribly burned, all of the lower portion of the body being burned up to its hips. Dr. L. P. Conley was called and did what was possible to relieve the suffering of the child, but would not say at this time whether the child would live or not.

Manchester, N. Y. - A party of boys who were walking through some fields north of this village yesterday found an Indian hammer which is supposed to have been laying there for nearly 100 years. The hammer was found near a large spring, which is sheltered by a clump of cedar trees, and where it is supposed that Indians often camped. Where this hammer was found is about a mile from James Hawkes' farm, where it is said an Indian village once stood, and where hundreds of arrowheads, tomahawks and Indian relics have been found. The hammer just found is three and one-half inches long, two and a quarter inches on each of the four sides, one end being blunt and full size, the other about like a mason's stone hammer. The eye which holds the handle is a fine piece of workmanship, and on the inside are rings raised in the stone, so that after the handle is once in it is hard to remove it.

From Geneva Daily Times 3 October 1908

Canandaigua, N. Y. - Lyman Holcomb,
of Seneca Point, on Canandaigua lake, is in a critical condition at his home as the result of a peculiar and painful accident. Mr. Holcomb had been on an errand to the houseboat owned by Fred C. Smiley, which was anchored just off the shore. On leaving the boat, Mr. Holcomb stumbled over a rope by which it was tied to a stake and, falling, struck the stake with such force that the stake entered his body, puncturing the large intestine. Mr. Holcomb is 61 years of age and may not recover, as peritonitis developed from the injury. Dr. B. T. McDowell of Bristol Center has charge of the case.

From Geneva Daily Times 5 October 1908

Phelps, N. Y. -
The badly decomposed remains of a man, probably those of an Italian or a Polander, were found Saturday afternoon, in the McBurney woods near Phelps Junction. Evidence of a tragedy was first discovered by Le Verne Corwin of this village, who ran across a human head severed from the body, while hunting in that vicinity. Mr. Corwin gathered up his ghastly find and brought it to Phelps. Coroner Eiseline of Shortsville was notified and in the meantime a posse was scouring the McBurney woods for other parts of the body. The trunk, minus the lower limbs, was found beneath a tree a couple of rods from the spot where young Corwin had picked up the skull. Fastened to a limb of the tree just over the body was a long leather strap with which the man evidently caused his own death by hanging. The bones of the lower limbs were picked up in a nearby field. The body was marked where birds had feasted and the skull and bones had, it is thought, been strewn about by dogs. The man had been dressed for cold weather and the clothes that were around the skeleton were fairly well preserved. From the manner in which the man was dressed, it is quite likely that the deed had been committed some time last winter and that the body had remained suspended from the tree until head and body separated of their own accord. Coroner Eiseline made an examination of the clothes worn by the man and in the pockets were 85 cents and a couple of letters written in some foreign language. The Coroner will endeavor to learn the man's identity through these letters. Undertaker Yells took charge of the remains.

From Geneva Daily Times 7 October 1908

Phelps, N. Y. - In the case of the suicide whose body was found last Saturday in the woods near Phelps Junction by Leverne Corwin while hunting, which has been thoroughly investigated by Coroner B. A. Eiseline of Shortsville, it has been learned that the man was a Pole and one of the workmen engaged in the construction of the state road recently built between here and Clifton Springs. Among his effects were found two letters written in a foreign dialect. Dr. Eiseline succeeded in locating a young Pole who knew the deceased and translated the letters, which were from his wife, who is still in Poland, and gave the name of the suicide as Josef Pietrkewicz, and said he was about 60 years of age and was employed in the building of the road mentioned. There was also among the papers a time ticket of the Gantz & Wilson Construction Company, who built the state road between this place and Clifton Springs, but the men in charge of the work do not recall the man. Undertaker F. W. Yells received instructions from the Coroner to bury the remains which was done yesterday.

From Geneva Daily Times 6 October 1908

The troubles of the residents of the Lake road again reached the Police Court this morning when Cora Milliman faced the charge of annoying Violet Bennett by calling her vile names. The quarrel is a neighborhood one between the women of the street. The complainants allege that the Milliman woman is a master of a certain class of English which she has used indiscriminately with them as the objects of her wrath and that they have stood it as long as they intend to. Accordingly, a warrant was sworn out yesterday afternoon for the arrest of the Milliman woman and she was brought to court this morning. Attorney W. S. Bachman appeared to defend her and the other parties secured N. D. Lapham to conduct the prosecution. A large number of the residents of the Lake road in the vicinity of the homes of the parties heard the war of words and both attorneys thought that these parties were necessary adjuncts to the case. For this reason the hearing was adjourned until 4:30 o'clock this afternoon and the numerous witnesses were summoned to appear at that time. Both the attorneys and court officials are looking for a lively time when the case comes to trial. The same parties were in trouble before. An effort was made to get a warrant for the Milliman yesterday, but Judge Keyes smoothed matters out by telling the complainants to let it go and that in case the offense was repeated, that he would then grant a warrant. Evidently there was more talk on the Lake road yesterday, for the parties were back yesterday afternoon and a warrant was then given.

From Geneva Daily Times 12 October 1908

During the festivities following a christening at the home of an Italian family living on the Castle road about three miles west of the city last evening, Tony Merino poked Tony White in the eye with the end of an umbrella. The result is that Deputy Sheriff Wright is looking for Tony Merino and Tony White is under the care of a physician with the prospect of being deprived of the sight of an eye. The altercation took place at about half past six last evening. The men had been at the house during the afternoon and, according to reports of the affair, White and Merino had been drinking heavily. At about half past six the men began to "fool" and finally the pleasantries became rougher and harsh words were passed. At this Merino, who had an umbrella in his hand, made a lunge at White and struck him with the handle of the umbrella, over the eye, inflicting a severe gash. As soon as Merino saw the result of his act, he ran hastily from the place. Later it was reported that he caught a passing car for Canandaigua and went on to that place. Friends of White hurried him to this city where he was at once taken to the office of Dr. C. D. McCarthy. The physician dressed the injury and then the man told his story to the police. As the crime occurred in the town of Seneca the case was turned over to Deputy Sheriff Wright. Investigation showed that Merino had apparently gone on to Canandaigua and then boarded another car, returning to Geneva. It was stated that he left this car at Hopewell and after waiting awhile again started for Geneva. According to the reports received by the police, Merino was again seen in Geneva. Officer Crowe was detailed to assist Deputy Sheriff Wright in searching for the man, who is said to reside in Middle street. The officers conducted a careful search but failed to find any trace of the man. In case he is located he will be brought before a justice to answer the charge of assault.

From Geneva Daily Times 26 October 1908

Phelps, N. Y. -
While operating a coring machine at the Empire Kraut factory Saturday, Ethel Newell caught her right hand in the machine and suffered painful injuries. Her fingers were badly mangled and a deep gash on her wrist severed an artery. The injuries were dressed by Dr. Ina Burt.

From Geneva Daily Times 30 October 1908

Phelps, N. Y. -
While the Boerian Battery of Canandaigua was firing salutes with a cannon at the rear of the torchlight parade here on Wednesday night, a charge struck George Bartholemy who was walking along Wayne street, and inflicted a serious wound in his right leg just above the knee. Fragments of Mr. Bartholemey's clothing were buried in the flesh. He was assisted to his home, and Dr. Howe administered anti-toxin as a safeguard against tetanus. The noise from the cannon also broke several window panes in the hardware store conducted by R. A. Reynolds.

From Shortsville Enterprise 30 October 1908

Farmington, N. Y. -
A serious accident occurred at Mertensia last Friday. James McNamara, a young farmer who resides about a mile from the crossing was driving across the tracks with a load of apples, when an eastbound car struck the wagon, tipping it over upon Mr. McNamara, who was picked up unconscious. He is now at Memorial hospital suffering from concussion of the brain. The wagon was demolished but the horses were not injured. The barns of James Concannon shut off the view of the tracks in one direction, making this a dangerous crossing.

From Shortsville Enterprise 6 November 1908

Manchester, N. Y. - Harry Bennett,
night foreman of the Lehigh round house, was seriously scalded on Wednesday morning of last week at his home on Merrick avenue. He was about to empty a boiler of hot water into a washing machine. He rested the boiler on the machine, when it slipped away from the boiler, and the boiling water spilled, terribly scalding his feet and ankles and one hand and arm. A doctor was summoned and everything was done to alleviate his sufferings, but it will be some time before he can walk about.

From Geneva Daily Times 17 November 1908

Flint, N. Y. - While returning home from Geneva Saturday night in a blinding snow storm, M. L. Race and family had the misfortune to be run into by a large touring car. Fortunately the wagon only was damaged. This is the fifth or sixth time within the last few months that residents of Flint and those living on the state road have had similar accidents. By good fortune no one has as yet been killed. Speeding is given as the cause of most of the collisions.

From Geneva Daily Times 28 November 1908

Flint, N. Y. - Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Webster
entertained at Thanksgiving dinner the following guests: Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Dixon and family of Halls; Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Dixon of Seneca Castle; Mr. and Mrs. William Newell of Seneca Castle; Mr. and Miss Newkirk, George Hendricks, Louis Morse, and Mrs. Mary Webster and daughters, the Misses Harriet and Mae Webster.

From Shortsville Enterprise 4 December 1908

A pleasant surprise was given Mrs. Cornelius E. Brown at her home in High street on Monday afternoon, the occasion being the 78th anniversary of her birth. The affair was planned by Miss Flora Browne, and she was ably assisted by Mrs. Mary S. Brown, Mrs. Clare Heath and Mrs. George Drummond. Following are the guests who assisted Mrs. Brown to make the occasion a memorable one: Mrs. Sharon Booth, Mrs. B. P. Darling, Mrs. Robert Johnston, Mrs. Alma Jessup, Mrs. Mary E. Hill, Mrs. George McLouth, Mrs. O. S. Titus, Mrs. Harriet Gaylord, Mrs. Harriet Sears, Mrs. Wallace, Mrs. Wager and Mrs. Harriet Knapp. We sincerely hope the estimable lady may be blessed with many more such birthdays and that each succeeding one may bring more happiness into her life.

From Geneva Daily Times 11 December 1908

Naples, N. Y. - Philip Foose,
the winter landlord of the Woodville Hotel, at the head of Canandaigua lake, fell from the top of a ladder in his barn Wednesday and was paralyzed by the fall which partially dislocated his neck. He was not able to move or to cry aloud, and lay there for a half hour, when the groans attracted a passerby, who, with help, carried him to the house. Physicians were summoned, who decided to send the injured man to the Rochester City Hospital. He was taken there yesterday morning.

From Geneva Daily Times 16 December 1908

Shortsville, N. Y. -
Last night as Ray Bicksler, who drives E. J. Hall's delivery wagon, was taking some groceries to Littleville, his horse got the upper hand of the boy and ran away. It was just before quitting time for the men that are at work digging in the water mains, and Frank O'Brien, one of the men, had just climbed out of the trench when the horse came dashing upon him. One of the wheels struck him in the back, throwing him into the trench and the horse fell in on top of him. Just how badly Mr. O'Brien is hurt, the doctor is unable to determine, but he is suffering considerable pain. The Bicksler boy was cut and bruised quite badly too.

From Geneva Daily Times 19 December 1908

Canandaigua, N. Y. - Sepastiano Fardella,
a local Italian, was brought before Justice George A. Nicholson yesterday morning on a warrant charging him with violation of section 96 of the forest, fish and game laws of 1908, which provides that all hunters shall file affidavits in regard to the number of pheasants they shot during the season on or before Nov. 30th. Game Protector Wallace A. Reed gave the information against Fardella. Fardella was arraigned, pleaded guilty to the charge and was fined $15.

From Geneva Daily Times 26 December 1908

Phelps, N. Y. -
Royal Chapter, Order Eastern Star, has chosen the following officers for the ensuing year:

Worthy matron - Mrs. M. T. King
Worthy patron - Albert Bosshart, Jr.
Associate matron - Mrs. Elizabeth Edmonston
Secretary - Mrs. Margaret Reynolds
Treasurer - Mrs. Clara Oaks
Conductress - Mrs. Selma Warner
Associate conductress - Mrs. Satie Bussey
Trustees - Mrs. Carrie White, Mrs. Ella
and Mrs. Loretta Ridley

From Geneva Daily Times 28 December 1908

W. Harrison Smith,
of 17 N. Genesee street, a foreman employed at the Geneva Wagon Works, is at the City Hospital suffering from severe burns as a result of an accident at the Wagon Works shortly before noon today. Mr. Smith is burned about the face, arms and breast and his clothing was burned from his body as far down as the hips. Prompt action on the part of fellow workmen at the shop undoubtedly saved his life. Part of Mr. Smith's hair was burned off his head and his beard was completely burned from his face. The flesh in parts was also burned to a crisp. The accident which resulted in the burns was a peculiar one. At the shop there is an apparatus which carries the shavings to the boiler. The shavings, in passing through this apparatus today, got clogged in some manner and Mr. Smith opened a vent to see what the trouble was. As he opened the vent, flames burst out, enveloping him completely about the head and shoulders. Mr. Smith drew back quickly and uttered a cry of pain. The cry and the flames attracted the attention of the other men in the vicinity and they hastened to his assistance. Water was dashed over Mr. Smith and in this way the fire was put out, but not until it had burned a good share of his clothing and severely scorched his flesh. A call was sent for the City Hospital ambulance and for Dr. C. W. Grove. At the hospital Dr. Grove dressed the injuries and then turned the patient over to Dr. H. R. Knickerbocker, the family physician. This afternoon it was reported that Mr. Smith was resting comfortably and that he was in no immediate danger but that the burns were severe and painful. Mr. Smith is a man about 68 years of age.

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