3 December 1891, New York Times, pg. 1:
Senator Michael F. Collins came down from Troy with a couple of legal defenders in the persons of Judge Whitman and Corporation Counsel William J. Roche of the Collar City.
3 March 1894, New York Times, pg. 5:
Troy Election Inspectors Bill Being
Defective, the Governor Will Not
Sign It - Scheme to Rush a Bill
Through Monday Night Which
Shall Do for Rochester, Newburg
Ithaca, and Cohoes What Has Been
Proposed for the Collar City.