Monday, July 21, 2008

A Lunatic at Large

New York, 1895

Andrew Hoffman, aged 19 years, was found wandering around Maspeth Saturday morning in a demented condition. Constable Holdsworth brought him to the town hall. He told Justice Monteverde that he had been employed by ex-President Harrison, and that since leaving Washington he had been in heaven. Hoffmann was given an opiate and placed in a cell. When he awoke he gave his residence as 182 Knickerbocker avenue, Brooklyn. Word was sent to that address and Hoffman's brother came and took him away.

A Large Family

Mrs. Selah Hall, of Northport, gave birth last week to her eighteenth child. Of this number there have been four pairs of twins. Of the eighteen children ten are living.

—The Long Island Farmer, Jamaica, NY, May 10, 1895, p. 1.

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