Thursday, June 12, 2008

The Mary A. Hall Ashore

New York, 1895

At daybreak Tuesday morning a youth named Ernest Beebe, living on Orient Point, discovered a large three-masted schooner fast on the rocks close to the shore. The stranded vessel was the Mary A. Hall of New York, Capt. M. N. Veazie, with a cargo of lumber. She was in no immediate danger, and, as the sea was running high, no attempt was made to reach her, nor did any of those aboard try to get ashore.

After a while the captain wrote a message on a shingle and cast it overboard. It was soon washed ashore, and proved to be a message to Capt. Scott of New London asking for a tug.

Suing a Blacksmith for Slander

John and Forrest Abrew, feed merchants at Islip, have begun suit for $1,000 damages for slander against Israel Conklin, a blacksmith at East Islip. The case grows out of a business transaction and some uncomplimentary remarks which Conklin made concerning the methods of the Abrew brothers.

A Teacher's Alleged Cruelty

Complaint has been made to members of the board of education in Whitestone, that Miss Edith Armstrong, a teacher in the grammar department of the public school, has been ill-treating some of the pupils, and the matter will be brought up for investigation at the next meeting of the board.

—The Long Island Farmer, Jamaica, NY, March 22, 1895, p. 1.

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