Friday, July 25, 2008

Insane Patients Wearing Straw Hats

New York, 1895

About one hundred patients were removed Monday morning from the insane asylum at Ward's Island to the New York City home for the insane at Central Islip. They were taken to the Long Island City railroad station in the boat Minnehannock. They were taken to Central Islip in a special train. The men were dressed in summer clothing and wore straw hats.

Aymar Gets 6½ Years

Samuel E. Aymar, the defaulting bookkeeper of the National Shoe and Leather Bank, was sentenced Monday by Judge Benedict in the United States Circuit Court to six years and six months imprisonment in the Kings county penitentiary.

Burglars at East Williston

Burglars broke into the office of Oakley & Griffin, carriage manufacturers, at East Williston, on Monday morning. They blew open the safe. They secured only some cigars and a few dollars.

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

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