Friday, June 20, 2008

An Alleged Horse Thief

New York, 1895

Max Reiss, alleged to be an old offender, was arraigned on Wednesday on a charge of stealing a horse and rig valued at $250 from Solomon Catlin, of Maspeth.

On Monday Reiss is alleged to have broken into Catlin's stable and committed the robbery. On Tuesday he sold the rig for $25.

Fire at Far Rockaway

Fire broke out in the residence of Mrs. C. Burns at Far Rockaway on Sunday, and the interior of the house was badly damaged. The flames started from an overheated stove.

Tried to Burn and Steal

An attempt was made Friday night to burn the house and out buildings of George. W. Wetterau at Hicksville. Night Watchman Keiser discovered piles of shavings, paper and rags saturated with kerosene, ignited near the buildings while on his rounds at 11 o'clock. He put out the fire and notified the owner. At about the same hour an attempt was made to rob the tin store of Freedman Bros.

—The Long Island Farmer, Jamaica, NY, April 5, 1895, p. 1.

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