Friday, July 25, 2008

Appeals to the General Term

New York, 1895

Theodore E. Scholle, an officer of Bergh's society in Newtown, has appealed to the general term to set aside a verdict of $50 obtained against him in the county court by John Sahr, for having killed a horse belonging to the latter over a year ago. Scholle claimed that the killing was an act of humanity. Sahr valued his horse at $140 and said the animal was only temporarily disabled. He first obtained a verdict of $100 in a local justice's court. At the county court this amount was reduced to $50.

Note: Scholle's first name was spelled "Thedore" in the newspaper.

Fire Island's New Light

The new electric lamp on the Fire Island light, the most powerful in the world, will be lighted July 1. It will be visible to ships 100 miles out at sea. The light will be electric, having a power of 50,000,000 candles without the lense. The lense, which was made in Paris, is of enormous size — about ten feet in diameter. It will increase the power to 250,000,000 candles.

—The Long Island Farmer, Jamaica, NY, May 17, 1895, p. 1.

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