Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Too Poor to Buy Clothes

New York, 1895

Professor Chickening, superintendent of the Flushing schools, says that a large number of colored children have been unable to attend school during the past two months on account of insufficient clothing.

Refuses to Pay the Tax

August Johnson, of Patchogue, has refused to pay his village taxes, claiming that the incorporation of the village was illegal. He has been sued for the amount and will contest the case in court. His bill is only $6.

Plenty of Free Coal

Great quantities of coal are being washed up on the beach at Amityville from the wreak of the barge Seth Low, which went ashore at that place some weeks ago. The life savers of Zach's inlet station have gathered several tons.

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

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