Friday, July 25, 2008

Had a Failing for Chickens

New York, 1895

Justice Nicoll, of Babylon, committed Townsend Brewster, colored, to the county jail for sixty days for stealing fowl from the yards of Frederick Southard. When the premises of Brewster were searched a barrel nearly filled with dressed chickens was found.

House and Contents Burned

The residence of Byron Latimer, at Rockville Centre, was destroyed by fire early Monday morning, and Mr. and Mrs. Latimer and their child narrowly escaped with their lives. The house was built last year and cost $5,000. The total damage amounts to about $9,000. The cause of the fire is unknown.

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

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