Friday, June 6, 2008

Horse Killed By Rough on Rats

New York, 1895

A horse belonging to A. F. Huettner of Hicksville, valued at $700, was killed by eating rough on rats Monday night. The poison had been scattered in some empty stalls to get rid of the rats which infested the stable. Mr. Huettner's horse got loose during the night and devoured the poison.

Big Fire at Roslyn

Fire broke out in Hicks Brothers' lumber yard in Roslyn Wednesday morning. The fire was first discovered at 11 o'clock, issuing from the roof of the main office. Before the fire company responded to the alarm the flames had spread to the planing and saw mill, the hardware store rooms, and other buildings. A building which was used to store paints and oils also took fire, but was saved. The other buildings opposite were destroyed, including a large amount of valuable machinery. The fire then spread to the lumber sheds, which were badly scorched but were saved through the heroic efforts of the firemen and bystanders. The loss will reach $50,000 covered by insurance.

—The Long Island Farmer, Jamaica, NY, March 8, 1895, p. 1.

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