Friday, May 23, 2008

The Mayor Is Tired of It

New York, 1895

Ex-Mayor Patrick J. Gleason of Long Island City says that he is tired of having pistols flourished in his face by persons who happen to think that he has not treated them well, and he proposes going before the next Grand Jury to find out what it has to say in the premises.

John Griffin, who it is said fired two shots at the ex-Mayor on Saturday night, and then announced his intention of filling Gleason with lead, was released that same night by the police on his own recognizance. He was arraigned before Justice Duffy in the Police Court Monday morning and was fined $5 on a charge of disorderly conduct.

The ex-Mayor was not present, but his watchman, Patrick Downey, who wrested the weapon from Griffin, made a charge of assault in the first degree against Griffin, who gave bonds in the sum of $500 for his appearance in court.

—The Long Island Farmer, Jamaica, NY, Feb. 15, 1895, p. 12.

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