From Geneva Daily Times 2 August 1909

Phelps, N. Y. -
The Phelps authorities were called to Orleans again Saturday  to quell a disturbance at the Italian colony at that place. Office Landon arrested Louie Tuttze, said to be a troublesome ex-member of the colony, who returned there from Geneva Saturday and began helping himself to garden truck that was growing on the land formerly occupied by him and now being worked by Joseph Santille. Tuttze, it is said, refused to vacate the premises and the present tenant swore out a warrant for his arrest charging him with petit larceny. Officer Landon brought the Italian to Phelps and he will have a hearing today. Stephen McAuley, foreman at the Stewart Nursery where the Italians are employed will, it is said, appear against the prisoner today and cause a peace warrant to be issued. Tuttze, it is said, has on several occasions since being discharged, threatened the foreman's life. Saturday  when arrested, the man raved like a maniac, and according to the officers vowed vengeance on every one who had anything to do with his present trouble. Peaceable members of the colony are of the opinion that Tuttze is insane.

Patsy Pasqula, the 17-year-old Italian who slashed Guidio Baffacle, a fellow workman, with a pruning knife during a quarrel last Friday, was arranged before Justice Cornford Saturday  and fined $15.

From Geneva Daily Times 4 August 1909

Phelps, N. Y. - Charles A. Lane,
machinist on Moline car 101 in the Glidden tour, Detroit to Denver and return to Kansas City, arrived home yesterday. Mr. Lane stated that his car had been penalized but 1 1/10 points, due to some slight trouble with a bolt and nut. The manufacturer, it was stated, would protest the penalization.

Canandaigua, N. Y. - Because they were very modest, two young men of this village, Joseph McDuff and Joseph Walsh, said nothing about an act of heroism which they performed at the swimming school Sunday afternoon, when they saved the life of a boy from East Bloomfield, by the name of William Murray, from drowning in Canandaigua lake. Young Murray came to Canandaigua from his home Sunday to spend the day and went to the swimming school to go in bathing. Not knowing the depth of the water, he dived off into the water fifteen feet deep. The boy was unable to swim and when he arose to the surface he at once called for help. Several swimmers saw his danger but McDuff got to him first and secured him just after he had gone down the second time. Murray struggled so that McDuff was unable to swim to with him, but managed to keep his head above water until Walsh assisted him. Then the half-drowned boy was taken to the swimming school pier and the water removed from his lungs. It was some time before the boy was revived. He was later able to return to his home in the evening. Few people saw the rescue and the young men said nothing about it until the facts were reported by other persons.

From Geneva Daily Times 5 August 1909

Manchester, N. Y. -
It is said that never a more joyous gathering assembled in the history of the town, than that which took place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Harrington, of this village, Tuesday, to properly celebrate the birthdays of two old men who reside with them, and in whose honor a dinner was served at which youth and old age clasped hands across the festive board. The gentlemen whose anniversaries occurred are Nathaniel C. Herendeen who was born August 2, 1827, and is now 82 years of age; and Edwin Harrington, who is one year older and was born August 3, 1826. Both are enjoying excellent health considering their age. The dinner was prepared by Mrs. Charles Harrington, daughter and daughter-in-law respectively, to the two gentlemen, and she each year prepares a dinner for their birthday guests.

Gorham, N. Y. - A somewhat serious accident occurred in this village Monday evening as Mrs. Charles Werley was driving through Main street from the station. The wagon was a Democrat and contained, besides herself, her sister-in-law, Mrs. Fred Kindelberger, and Miss Kindelberger, a niece of the latter's husband. After turning the corner from Dewey avenue into Main street, the horse became frightened at an automobile driven by J. H. Teece and began to run and kick. The women pluckily hung on to the animal until it ran into a telephone pole near the bridge which threw out the occupants and made debris of the vehicle. Mrs. Werley, who received slight injuries, was picked up and carried into A. M. Phillip's drug store, where she soon recovered sufficiently to return to her home. Fortunately, the other ladies suffered no harm beyond strain and fright.

From Ontario County Journal 6 August 1909

West Bloomfield, N. Y. -
Those who are occupying cottages at Canadice lake this week are Mr. and Mrs. Henry C. Dixon and daughters, Louise and Rachel, Mrs. George Taft and daughters, Ruth and Elizabeth; Mr. and Mrs. G. B. Ayers and daughters, Dorothy and Clara.  Mr. and Mrs. Carleton Griffin and Miss Leila Elton, Miss Wheeler, George Dixon, Clifford Peck and Mr. and Mrs. C. V. Peck left Monday for Canadice lake and will stay for the week.

From Geneva Daily Times 9 August 1909

Rushville, N. Y. -
The following young ladies are enjoying a week's outing at Cottage City, Canandaigua lake; Miss Caroline B. Hunter, Miss Florence Harkness, Miss Grace Voorhees, Miss Mary Blodgett, Miss Alice Bates, Miss Florence Holley, Miss Mabel Blodgett, Miss Mabel Voorhees of this village; and Miss Mary Reissig of Geneva and Miss Euphemia Spurr of Brockport. For a part of the time the following young ladies will be guests at the same cottage: Miss Ethel Cole, Miss Edith Bates, Miss Frances Savage, Miss Carrie Loomis, Miss Harriet Haviland and Miss Katherine Adamson.

From Geneva Daily Times 10 August 1909

Flint, N. Y. -
A party from here are camping at Powell's cottage on Canandaigua lake. Among them are: Lena and Harry Burgess, Grace Newton, Harry Morris, Henry Otis, Frank Sherman, Roscoe and Katherine Kean, Corrine and Florence Ensign, George and Julia Brizzee, Eugene Smith, Frank Davis, Julia Rice, John Lacy, Una Smith, John Ross and Robert Lightfoot, with Mrs. Alice Hall and Miss Flora Harris as chaperones.

Gorham, N. Y. -
A severe accident, the second one in the village within a week as a result of the horse becoming frightened at an automobile, occurred Monday evening. As Emory Buckelew and James Valentine, carpenters, were returning from work at the Hotchkiss residence near Stanley, the colt belonging to Mr. Buckelew, which he was driving, became frightened at the automobile belonging to C. W. Perkins, which they met as they arrived in town and were nearly at the Valentine residence on Dewey avenue. The men were thrown out of the wagon and Mr. Valentine was carried to his home unconscious and with a broken arm. He soon recovered consciousness, however, and his injuries, aside from the broken arm, are not as serious as were at first feared. Mr. Buckelew escaped with bruises and a severe shock from which he was rallying yesterday morning. Frank Swartout, who had ridden with the men for a short distance, escaped with the loss of a lock of hair. The auto was being
driven by J. M. Stokoe, and contained besides himself, Miss Maud Perkins. They promptly rendered all assistance possible, and carried the injured men to their homes in the car. The horse ran to its home on South street and was taken care of by Bert Winagle. The wagon was somewhat injured.

From Ontario County Journal 13 August 1909

Academy, N. Y. -
The descendants of the late David Trickey will hold their annual picnic at the home of Mrs. Jeremiah Trickey, Academy, on Thursday next. David Trickey was an original settler of the "Academy tract." He came from Goshen, Orange county, and had three sons, Stephen, John and Samuel. The first two lived at Academy, while Samuel removed to Michigan. William and Rhodes are sons of John.

From Ontario County Journal 20 August 1909

The reorganized Canandaigua band, which made its first appearance in concert on Friday evening at the lawn sociable at St. Mary's church, gave one of the best concerts heard in Canandaigua for a long time, and that its music was appreciated was evidenced by the liberal applause which the hundreds at the festival gave after each number. On Tuesday evening the band elected the following officers: president, L. B. Spencer; manager, Dr. F. A. Brockmyre; secretary and treasurer, A. M. Smith; director, Floyd Everingham. The musicians include: cornets L. B. Spencer, Louis Aberle, Floyd Everingham; clarionets, Roland Smith, Charles Schroeder, O. Gibke; bass, George W. Nicholson, Jacob Yerger; baritone, Zack S. Boswell; altos, George Hoskins, William Davis, John Sutter, John Boswell; trombones, Dr. F. A. Brockmyre, Harold Boswell, John Niblock; piccolo, Ray Kennedy; tenor drum, Charles Burrill; bass drum, A. M. Smith.

Rushville, N. Y. -
Between 50 and 60 members were present at the annual reunion of the Emory and Dayton families which was held at Willow Grove on Wednesday. Officers elected for another year are: president, DeForest Emory, Middlesex; vice-president, George Adams, Canandaigua; secretary and treasurer, Mrs. Lewis Adams, Canandaigua.

The winners of the medals in the contests at the Recreation grounds have been announced as follows: Girls, 12 years and under, silver medal, Madeline Riley, 251 points; bronze medal, Gertrude Smith, 245 points; boys, 12 and under, silver medal, Richard Ogden, 205 points; bronze medal, William Ferran, 163 points; Harold Latter of Buffalo, scored 208 points, but being a non-resident, could not be awarded the prize. Girls, 14 years and under, silver medal, Anna May Ogden, 257; bronze medal, Margaret Quinn, 184 points; boys, 14 years and under, silver medal, Ray Smith, 359 points; bronze medal, Edward Allen, 309 points.

From Geneva Daily Times 23 August 1909

Shortsville, N. Y. -
The twenty-fifth annual reunion of the association of descendants of Nathan Herendeen will be held Wednesday at Cloverdale, the home of Mr. and Mrs. Horace J. Calkins, in Farmington, southwest of Palmyra. Carriages will meet the 11 o'clock electric car at the first stop east of Macedon, stop 28, to take those who come from a distance to Cloverdale.

Rushville, N. Y. - On Friday last Austin Read celebrated his eighty-second birthday. He drove to Italy Hollow, where he visited his birthplace and various familiar sights.

From Ontario County Journal 27 August 1909

Rushville, N. Y. -
At the Griswell family reunion, held on Saturday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Emmett Williams, in Middlesex, 87 members were present. The following officers were elected: president, Joseph Clark; secretary, Mrs. Arch Foster; treasurer, Emmett Williams. Among the guests from away were James Densmore and family of Potter; Gilbert Wood and family and Miss Carrie Davis of Reed's Corners; W. Covel, Clark Lee and Jason Clark and their families of Italy; Fisher Clark and family, Claude Wixom and family of Stanley; James McConnell and family of Jerusalem; Henry Gardner and family of Atlanta; Miss Lillian Kennedy of Canandaigua; Edwin Clark and family of Prattsburg; and Charles Clark and family of Penn Yan.

Between 50 and 60 persons attended the fourth annual reunion of the Foster family, held on Aug. 20, at the old Foster homestead about three miles southwest of this village. The following were elected to office: president, Oscar Taylor, Middlesex; vice president, Mert Whitman, Naples; secretary, Frank Foster, Middlesex; treasurer, Mrs. Charles Foster, Middlesex. An enjoyable time was had. A short program, consisting of recitations was given, and a game of baseball played between the boys and the married men resulted in a victory for the boys, the score being 7 to 4. Those present from away were Mrs. Chester Olmstead and sons, of East Bloomfield, and Mr. and Mrs. Mart Whitman of Naples.

The 86th birthday anniversary of John Johnson was celebrated at his home in the southern part of the town on Aug. 19. There were present nine children, six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. A bountiful dinner was served, after which there was music, singing, and recitations. Mrs. H. Mothersell read the following paper:

"Brothers and sisters: We meet here today to commemorate the birthday of father and mother. The birthday of every person is a marked event in the annals of history. How often I have heard this aged pair, in referring to something that transpired in the past, say: 'Well, it must be in so many years. Lovina was born Oct. 13' or 'Jennie, April 7' and so on in turn with each one of us. And so our birthdays were never forgotten, and shall we forget theirs? These gatherings are typical of our forefathers, as they sojourned through the wilderness, and always at the harvest time each year would have their home gatherings, like ours. We too are sojourners.

"Eighty-four years ago the first day of August, our mother was born, eighty-six years ago today, on this farm, our father was born. More than three-quarters of a century have passed. How little we comprehend the years of hardship, toil and privation which they have passed through to accumulate this home which we today enjoy. I think only Lovina and I can remember back 50 years. Well do I recall when but a child of seeing this father, almost at the rising of the sun, with his hired men, hand rake, scythe or cradle in hand, starting for the lake fields to reap the golden grain. No mowers, no reapers, no binders. Nothing but their hands, working from sun to sun, as that was then a day's work. In the middle of the forenoon and afternoon, I was sent down with a basket of lunch, sometimes a little jug of root beer. The men never returned till early twilight, wet with perspiration, and always singing. Contrast the conditions now.

"Well do I remember this mother, after the washings, ironings, bakings were done, work put aside, out would come the old spinning wheel, never satisfied with doing one day's work, but always two in one, which meant 120 knot of yarn. In memory I see her in the evening, by the warm fire, with her wheel. This was her motto: 'When the sheep are at rest, then the rolls run the best.' Then the great baskets of yarn to be carried to the weaver to be colored, woven and pressed. How carefully would she lay the patterns on the cloth, turning them this way and that way to get as many garments as possible without wasting the cloth. Such lessons of economy we fail to see in these days.

"From this home have gone out into the world four sons and three daughters, fully capacitated to brave the storms of adversity, which have come to some of us. How thankful we should be that at the beginning of this, another year of their lives, we are permitted to meet them in this their home, with their health and reason unimpaired. No severe calamity has as yet overtaken them, and let us all be happy in this thought, that as we meet here in this earthly home, so may we all meet in that heavenly home, prepared for all those that love His appearing, and with those that now await our coming."

From Shortsville Enterprise 3 September 1909

Manchester Center, N. Y. - Fred Goodman
and family attended the reunion of the Goodman family, which was held at C. H. Goodman's a few miles northeast of Phelps. 116 relatives gathered to have a good time and get acquainted, which they did. A bountiful dinner was served on the lawn to which all did justice. Pictures were taken during the afternoon and various games and sports were indulged in. The Avery orchestra of Phelps furnished music during the evening and the young people enjoyed dancing until the wee sma' hours of the morning. They hope to spend another such day next year at William Goodman's, Newark street, Phelps, on August 17.

Manchester Center, N. Y. - The twenty-sixth annual reunion of the Herendeen family, held at the home of Horace Calkins in Farmington, on Wednesday of last week, proved to be a most enjoyable occasion. Over 200 descendants of Nathan Herendeen were present, the oldest member of the family present being Gideon Smith of Macedon, aged 89 years. The youngest, the 6-months-old son of Joseph Herendeen of Farmington. The officers elected for the new year were: President, John Hamer of Macedon; treasurer, Carl Herendeen of Geneva; secretary, Josephine Herendeen of Farmington. The reunion next year will be held at the home of Wade R. King in Manchester.

From Geneva Daily Times 31 August 1909

Hall's Corners, N. Y. -
The Ledgerwood Reunion was held at the Electric Park at Keuka lake Saturday. About sixty were present. This reunion was originated by Mrs. Thomas Scott of Gorham who planned it last year for the surprise celebration of her husband's seventieth birthday and improved upon the idea by having all the relatives invited this year. At this meeting a regular reunion for each year was organized under the name of the Scott-Hall-Ledgerwood reunion with John Caward of Prattsburg president, Thomas Scott of Gorham, vice-president, and Minnie Scott secretary.

Dr. C. W. Grove, the physician who attended James Augustino, the farmer who fell from a tree on his farm near the Carter Road Sunday, reported today that Mr. Augustino was not any better and that his condition was still serious. Mr. Augustino was trimming some dead limbs in the tree when he fell. He was removed to the City Hospital, where Dr. Grove attended him and found that three ribs had been fractured and that it was possible that the man had sustained internal injuries.

From Geneva Daily Times 2 September 1909

The annual reunion of the Gelder family was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Hudson Gelder, three miles north of Geneva, on August 26th. The event was the 25th annual reunion of the family and over 100 members of the family gathered at the Gelder home for the affair. Addresses were made by Rev. Wallace Webb of the First Methodist church, Secretary J. W. Gelder and Mr. Merring, a brother of the assistant rector of the First Methodist church. Jay Gelder was chosen president of the family association for the ensuing year and the next annual meeting of the association will be held at the home of Mr. Gelder in Bath.

Phelps, N. Y. - While hewing logs at Fridley's saw mill north of Phelps yesterday, Arthur Phillips, an employee, was severely cut with an adze which struck a glancing blow on the low and cut a deep gash in his left foot. The bone, just below the ankle was exposed. The young man was removed to his home nearby and Dr. W. A. Howe called to dress the injury.

From Geneva Daily Times 3 September 1909

Hopewell, N. Y. -
The following party of young people visited Watkins Glen on Wednesday: Ethel and Walter Marks, Marion Wallace, Maie Smith, Harriet Hall, Mr. and Mrs. LaVerne Stoddard, Grace, Arthur and Albert Brizzee, George Smith, John Benham and Warren Stoddard.

From Geneva Daily Times 4 September 1909

The following young people attended a corn and marshmallow roast followed by a dance at the Child's Tile Works, Seneca Castle, last night: Misses Ethel Dilman, Elsie Mead, Frances Eddy, Elizabeth Giddings, Hatty Child, Helen Mead, Messrs. John Dorman, Will Kane, Claire Bennett, Mills Doyle, Carl Childs, Harry Dilman, Fletcher Reynolds and Robert Patterson. They were chaperoned by Mrs. J. C. Dilman, Mrs. H. L. Sherwood, and Mrs. A. S. Childs.

From Geneva Daily Times 8 September 1909

It was learned today that James Gallagher of William street was among those injured in the collision between an east and a west bound trolley car on the Geneva and Auburn road, between Geneva and Waterloo, on Monday night, and that Mr. Gallagher probably sustained the most serious injuries of any of the passengers. Since being brought to his home after the accident, his condition has been serious and Dr. C. D. McCarthy has been in constant attendance. Yesterday and last night it was feared that serious results would follow the accident. Mr. Gallagher was riding in the car at the time of the accident and was thrown from his seat and several persons were thrown on top of him. The weight of the persons thrown against him crushed him so that his stomach was seriously injured. Today it was reported that although he was still very weak that it was believed that he was out of danger.

From Ontario County Journal 10 September 1909

Canadice, N. Y. -
A colt driven by Hyland Hicks of Honeoye, became frightened at a load of hops at George Affolter's on Monday, and ran, striking a telephone pole and throwing Mr. Hicks out. The horse became loose from the buggy and ran a short distance, becoming entangled in a wire fence, which stopped it. The buggy and harness were broken and the horse was bruised, Mr. Hicks escaping with only a severe shaking up.

John Priest and John Moraski engaged in a fight on Main street early yesterday morning in which Moraski was stabbed in the neck several times with a pen knife. A vein and an artery were cut, and Moraski was treated by Dr. Brockmyre and afterward taken to his home on Main street south. Priest was arrested upon complaint of the injured man, but was released on bail. Both men are employed at the Rochester & Eastern power station and the trouble is said to have grown out of a friendly dispute in which Moraski aggravated Priest. Moraski lost considerable blood, and there was some fear of a hemmorhage, but it was reported last night that there was no danger of serious results.

From Ontario County Journal 17 September 1909

Mr. and Mrs. Fay Nethaway
pleasantly entertained at their home near Cheshire on Sunday, in honor of Mrs. Margaret Nott, of New Auburn, Wis., who is a great aunt of Mr. Nethaway. The following relatives and friends were present: George Nethaway and wife, Mrs. Jennie Deuell, Elmer Lucas, Alex. Hunn, wife and son, Gregg, George Deuell, wife and son, Melvin, Frank Deuell and wife, William Montanye and son, Melville, W. M. Barnum and wife, and Anna Mae Smith of Trumansburg. Four generations were represented. After partaking of a splendid dinner, the day was passed in social conversation and recalling reminiscences. Appropriate music was rendered by Mrs. May Deuell in her usual pleasing manner, while the happy voices of several of the guests joined with her in Gospel hymns suitable to the occasion. As evening approached, each bade adieu to host and hostess, with best wishes, feeling they had been royally entertained.

The first annual reunion of the Furman family was held at Seneca point on Sept. 6. It was a reunion of a brother and sister who had not seen each other in 48 years. The sister, Mrs. Worden, of South Bristol, is 82 years old, and the brother, W. H. Francisco, of Corning, is 67 years old. The gathering consisted of children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren of these two. After a bountiful dinner, J. S. Burnham, of Academy, was elected chairman for the day, and the following officers were elected: president, Mrs. Martha Worden, South Bristol; vice president, Mrs. George Merritt, Canandaigua; secretary and treasurer, Seward Summers, Rochester. It was voted to hold the next reunion on the third Wednesday in August, 1910 at Seneca Point. Pictures were taken of Mrs. Worden and her six children, also of the whole group. Relatives were present from Rochester, Corning, Gorham, Palmyra, Canandaigua and Bristol.

Rushville, N. Y. - I. H. Washburn met with an accident last Sunday evening, while visiting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Westbrook at Bristol, stepping off a porch in the darkness. On Monday Mr. Westbrook brought Mr. and Mrs. Washburn to their home in his auto, and Dr. J. H. Wilkin found that a bone in the heel was fractured just below the ankle joint. He also suffered severe bruises to his side. This is an unfortunate accident for Mr. Washburn, as he is past 87 years of age, and has been lame from a fractured ankle in the same foot a few years ago.

From Geneva Daily Times 22 September 1909

Manchester, N. Y. - Harry Proshel
is suffering with a dangerous wound on the top of his head received in a strange way on Saturday. He was at Walter's slaughter house for the purpose of dressing a beef and while striking a steer in the head with an axe it caught on a rope above his head so that the sharp part of the axe entered the top of his head until it reached the bone. He was knocked senseless and upon reviving was taken to a physician's office, where the wound was dressed, but his case is still closely watched for fear complications may set in.

From Geneva Daily Times 27 September 1909

Clifton Springs, N. Y. -
On Friday at their country home at Riverside about one mile south of this village, Mrs. Franklin D. Smith and daughter, Miss Mary M. Smith, entertained a large company of relatives, the occasion being the 80th anniversary of the birth of Franklin D. and Frederick C. Smith, who are twin brothers. Their many relatives and friends extended congratulations to the Messrs. Smith, both of whom are prominent farmers and active for their age. After the social part of the day had been carried out, refreshments were served.

From Ontario County Journal 1 October 1909

Rushville, N. Y. -
An enjoyable family gathering was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Pearce on Saturday, it being the third annual reunion of the Green family descendants of James B. and Martha Fisher Green. The Pearce lawn was attractively decorated with asters and ferns, and a bountiful dinner served to 31. Samuel Green presented each one of his nieces with a handsome silver spoon. The invitation by Mrs. Fred Rice to hold the next reunion at her home, near Penn Yan, the last of June, 1910, was accepted.

Joel M. Howey, aged 92 years, of Gibson street, one of Canandaigua's best known citizens, is suffering from shock and weakness following a fall in his home several days ago. Mr. Howey is quite helpless, and it is feared that his hip is broken.

From Geneva Daily Times 8 October 1909

A warrant was sworn out yesterday by Bertha Lovejoy, charging her husband, Arthur Lovejoy, with failure to support her. The couple have been married for some time, but Mrs. Lovejoy charges that her husband had recently neglected her. When brought to court Lovejoy denied the charge and the matter was adjourned until Monday, when it is expected that the evidence in the case will be submitted to Judge Keyes. Mrs. Lovejoy is represented by Attorney F. B. Sackett, while Attorney W. S. Bachman will appear for the defendant.

From Geneva Daily Times 12 October 1909

Manchester, N. Y. - Albert Hackett,
a farmer who resides one mile north of this village, is the owner of a large cat that makes a business of hunting pheasants in all the seasons of the year and is more successful than most hunters. Yesterday the cat captured a large male pheasant which weighed four pounds and nine ounces and is thought to have been very old, as its spurs were over two inches in length. It is thought that it may have been one of the original birds brought to this locality, as some sportsters claim that the pheasant has been known to live 10 years.

From Geneva Daily Times 20 October 1909

Geneva friends of Mrs. Charles Allen of Hall's Corners have received word that Mrs. Allen and her young son narrowly escaped being shot last week. The family at the time was in the Allen house sitting at a table. Mrs. Allen's eight-year-old daughter and a playmate were examining a gun at one side of the room when the gun was accidentally discharged. The charge of shot passed between Mrs. Allen and her son. the light on the table was extinguished and the shot entered the wall of the room. All of the parties were badly frightened but no one was hurt.

From Geneva Daily Times 25 October 1909

Phelps, N. Y. - George Mulcahy,
of the local High School football eleven, suffered a badly wrenched knee in the game played with the Reserves of Geneva, Saturday. The game was won by Geneva by a score of 16 and 5.

Charles Norville Norton, aged 18 years, a son of C. E. Norton of Phelps, was severely injured last evening. Mr. Norton is employed by Ellery Van Auken on the Hogle farm about two miles east of Phelps. Last evening he was engaged in doing his usual chores when one of the cows started to enter a barn where some apples were stored. In order to prevent the cow from getting to the apples, Mr. Norton tried to drive the cow away. As he reached the side of the animal, she turned quickly and before he could get out of the way, her horns stuck him in the abdomen cutting a severe gash. Mr. Norton was carried to the house and later brought to the Geneva City Hospital, where he was attended by Dr. Skinner and by Dr. Howe of Phelps. Today it was reported that he was resting comfortably and would recover.

Frank Chance, who conducts a saloon on Exchange street, received severe injuries in a peculiar manner this morning. Mr. Chance, with several other men, were chatting in a room back of the barroom in his place. The ceiling of this room is quite low and in it are a number of large rafters. On the side of one of the rafters is a large nail and as the men were talking, Chance was standing directly under the nail. In the conversation the question of the weight of the men came up, and one of the men in order to test the weight of Mr. Chance, picked him up and started to raise him up. The man raised Chance up until his head came in contact with the nail. A large hole was torn in the cheek near the eye and it was stated that it was remarkable that the nail had not penetrated the eye or torn it out and left the man hanging, but luckily the nail tore the flesh to the side of eye and then caught the flesh on the forehead where another bad gash was cut. A physician was called and the injuries dressed. It is expected that no serious result will follow from the accident.

From Geneva Daily Times 26 October 1909

Phelps, N. Y. - John O'Brien,
a resident of this township and employed on the state highway in the southwestern section of the Town of Phelps, fell from a freight train between Phelps and Clifton Springs last night and miraculously escaped from being crushed to death. He received minor injuries, however, consisting of a sprained ankle and a painful bruise in the groin. O'Brien, being without means, applied to the Overseer of the Poor, J. M. White, for medical treatment. He was afterwards sent to the county house to remain until able to resume work.

From Geneva Daily Times 30 October 1909

Phelps, N. Y. -
Justice W. H. Cornford yesterday committed Eugene and Michael Trazzo, two little Italian boys, six and eight years old respectively, to St. Mary's Orphan asylum at Rochester. The father of the children, Lewis Trazzo. who has been living at Orleans in the Town of Phelps, is said to have abandoned them and at present his whereabouts is unknown. Thursday  afternoon, Justice Cornford was informed by the authorities at Newark that the youngsters, evidently deserted, had been picked up in that village and as they belonged in the Town of Phelps, it would be up to the local authorities to look after the boys. The little fellows were brought to Phelps and taken care of until arrangements were completed to place them in an institution. From members of the Italian colony at Orleans, it was learned that Trazzo and his two children left there two or three days ago for Newark, where it is claimed he left them and then disappeared. It is further claimed that on several previous occasions, he had left his family in destitute circumstances while he roamed about the country. He is said to be quite troublesome about the colony and has been hauled before Justice Cornford numerous times for various offenses. At his last appearance before Justice Cornford, he succeeded in drawing a suspended sentence on the plea that his two boys were expected to arrive from the old country on the following day. His wife died in Italy and the children that it is claimed he just abandoned were brought here by a relative about months ago. The authorities at Newark, it is said, will prosecute Trazzo on the charge of abandonment if he can be found.

From Geneva Daily Times 1 November 1909

Phelps, N. Y. -
While hunting in the vicinity of Phelps Saturday afternoon, Foster Mason of Oaks Corners was accidentally shot and seriously injured by his companion, Jesse Dickenson, also of Oaks Corners. A. W. Mason, a brother of the injured man, was along with the party. From his version of the affair, it appears that after bagging a couple of rabbits, the men sat down and began shooting at a mark. When it came to Dickenson's turn to shoot, one of the shells in the gun failed to explode. After shooting the shell in the opposite barrel, Dickenson, it is said, started to investigate the apparently defective shell when without warning it exploded. Foster Mason was standing within close range of the gun and received the entire contents of the shell in the lower limbs. Both legs were riddled with No. 4 shot from the ankles to half way between the knees and the body. Nearly every one of the 39 pieces of shot embedded itself so deeply in the flesh that it was quite impossible to probe for them, while a few passed through the flesh and came out the opposite side. Mason was brought to the office of Dr. W. A. Howe and an unsuccessful attempt was made to locate some of the shot. Tetanus anti-toxins was administered. The shell that at first failed to explode, it is thought, held fire, which caused it to go off later.

Phelps, N. Y. - While working t the kraut factory Saturday, Charles Carr had his left hand badly mangled by getting it in contact with a coring machine. The knives inflicted a ragged cut the entire length of the palm and severed an artery. The thumb was also badly lacerated. Carr's injuries were dressed by Dr. W. A. Howe.

From Geneva Daily Times 6 November 1909

Pedestrians on Seneca street at noon today were scattered in a lively manner by a runaway horse coming down the sidewalk. The horse was one attached to the repair wagon of the Geneva Telephone Company and was driven by Fred Patterson. It took fright on Main street near the Elks' club house and started on a dead run down Main, swinging into Seneca, where it took to the sidewalk on the south side, dragging the wagon behind it, which was filled with ladders, wires and repair tools. Patterson became entangled in the reins to which he hung bravely. He also became unseated and thrown onto the thills, where with his feet entangled, he was carried down the hill by the frightened horse. The animal nearly went through the windows of the Carrollton Hotel, but it dodged out and then on down across Union Alley, past the Times building and Scott's bookstore. At this point a pedestrian who was trying to get out of the way made a dash for a doorway near Mrs. C. A. Champlain's millinery store, and in his haste managed to smash the show case which stood on the sidewalk there. Art Kinney, who is always on deck when it comes to stopping runaways, was in the game in a minute and made a dash for the horse, which then dodged into the street again, but was captured by Kinney who made a flying leap. Charles Sweeney was also on the spot and took a hand and the animal was corralled and taken to Nichol's livery. Patterson escaped injury and there was no damage done except to the milliner's show window case and a wrench of the hand suffered by Kinney. There was plenty of excitement for a few minutes and many narrow escapes.

From Geneva Daily Times 8 November 1909

Rushville, N. Y. -
Last Friday morning Isaac Washburn, who is over 80 years of age, and who was recovering from a broken heel which fracture he sustained early this fall, fell while dressing and unfortunately broke his right hip. His son, Beecher Washburn, was summoned and is now aiding in the care of his father.

From Ontario County Journal 19 November 1909

Ionia, N. Y. -
As Mr. and Mrs. Abel Bennett were driving on the main road Sunday evening, they met an automobile without lights. They did not see it until it was upon them. The horse, which is not usually afraid of automobiles, was startled, and jumping, overturned the carriage against a telephone pole. Mrs. Bennett sustained quite a serious injury to her ankle. Mr. Bennett was somewhat bruised and the carriage was broken. The auto was driven by Fred Kent, of Honeoye Falls.

From Geneva Daily Times 24 November 1909

The stork paid a visit to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Dominick Antenucci at 32 Humbert street in the Italian colony in Torrey Park at 9 o'clock last evening and as a result of his visit, left three baby girls at the home. The children weigh 21 pounds and this morning it was reported that both the mother and the babies were doing nicely. The father of the triplets is employed as a laborer on the Lehigh Valley Railroad. His only exclamation in English when the news of the arrivals at his home was broken to him was "Awful, Awful."

Mr. and Mrs. Antenucci are each 38 years of age. They have been married six years and have one other child thirteen months old. The mother was attended last evening by Josephine Potto of the colony and when visited today it was discovered that the family is in very poor circumstances and that little preparation had been made for the arrival of the children. There was practically no clothing in the house and the family evidently had not great abundance of the world's goods. The wealthier members of the Italian colony were, however, rendering some assistance and efforts were being made to make the family as comfortable as possible. As soon as the news reached the city there was a number of visitors attracted to the Antenucci household and it is unlikely that the youngsters will want for anything.

From Ontario County Journal 26 November 1909

West Bloomfield, N. Y. -
Last Thursday Mrs. R. M. Peck, with a party of friends, made a trip by automobile of 104 miles, going to Rochester and LeRoy, which makes a total of about 3800 miles Mrs. Peck has traveled in her automobile during the season, without an accident of any kind.

On Tuesday Patrick O'Laughlin, aged about 60 years, employed by George VanGelder, who runs a corn husker, had a narrow escape from death while working on O. J. Cooley's farm. O'Laughlin was feeding the machine when a gust of wind blew the tails of his overcoat between the spiked rollers. Two men nearby grabbed O'Laughlin and kept him from going into the machine. As it was, his overcoat, mittens and overalls were torn from him and ground to bits. Aside from being badly frightened, the man was unhurt.

This evening at her home, No. 6 Atwater place, the piano pupils of Mrs. Stearns will give a recital. The participants will include Wilson R. Turnbull, Florence Thompson, Edith M. Blakney, Agnes I. Ottley, Gertrude Powell, John West, Ernestine Beaver, Anna E. Detine, Alice Knapp, Howard Turnbull, Lena A. Boyle, Hattie Crosier, Helen Gertrude Pratt, Nellie McLane, Lillian Burgett and Mabel Henry.

From Geneva Daily Times 1 December 1909

Clifton Springs, N. Y. -
The latter part of last week, William Holmes had the misfortune to fall down the cellar stairs in the Holmes & Vandyne store. For some time past Mr. Holmes has been suffering from an injury to one of his knees so that he has been obliged to use crutches for several weeks. At the time of the accident, he had just abandoned the use of crutches. In his fall he struck on his injured knee, and he is now again confined to his home as a result of the injury received from his fall.

From Ontario County Journal 17 December 1909

East Bloomfield, N. Y. - William Powers
met with a serious accident on Saturday. Mr. Powers drove a fractious team to Canandaigua. As he was getting into the carriage to return, the horses suddenly cramped it, catching one of his legs and breaking it in two places. He succeeded in getting into the carriage and drove home. Then as there was no one about the place to whom he cared to trust this particular team, he put them out himself and crawled to the house on hands and knees. Dr. Wheeler was immediately summoned and the injury treated. The patient is reported to be doing nicely.

From Geneva Daily Times 20 December 1909

Stanley, N. Y. - Ray and Floyd Morris,
residents of this place, were nearly asphyxiated this morning while working in a produce car on a siding here. There was a coal stove in the car and in some manner the pipe from this became closed and the gas escaped into the car and the men were found in a semi-conscious condition. A physician was called, however, and they are now both out of danger.

At the annual meeting of Seneca Rebekah Lodge, No. 159, which was held Friday in Odd Fellows' Hall, the following officers were elected for the ensuing year:

Noble grand - Bertha Bosworth
Vice noble grand - Wilhelmina Fisher
Recording secy. - Mary Davis
Treasurer - Alida Smith
Fin. secy. - Catherine McConnell
Trustee, 3 years - Stella Cook

From Geneva Daily Times 31 December 1909

Phelps, N. Y. - Lewis Wilson,
who resides three miles east of Phelps, met with a serious accident yesterday while chopping wood. As Mr. Wilson struck at a small limb of a tree, the ax that he was using slipped and inflicted a painful injury to his right knee. Dr. W. A. Howe was called and dressed the wound.

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