Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Shot at Little Children

New York, 1895

William Henry, an employe in charge of the Governor King place, Jamaica, on Thursday afternoon deliberately shot at a party of six or eight children who had wandered into the yard and were picking flowers. Luckily none of them was struck. This seemed to anger him still more, and be rushed out into the street after them to take a second shot. Colonel Degrauw, who was passing at the time, grabbed the gun, and holding the man back, disarmed him. Mr. Degrauw made a complaint before Justice Hendrickson and Henry was arrested. He gave bonds to appear for examination on Saturday.

—The Long Island Farmer, Jamaica, NY, May 24, 1895, p. 8.

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