Monday, July 28, 2008

Thieves Are Frightened Away

New York, 1895

The jewelry store of E. D. Scott, of Southampton, was entered by burglars Monday night and a small amount of jewelry stolen. The thieves forced an entrance with a jimmy. They left in a hurry, as part of the jewelry was scattered from the cases to the rear window. It is thought they were frightened away by the village watchman.

Chicken Thieves are Fanciers

Chicken thieves have been raiding the hen-roosts of the farmers in and about Flushing. The thieves always take the most valuable fowls, and are evidently expert fanciers. A few nights ago they entered the poultry yard of W. L. Cornell, on the Flushing turnpike, and took eight Golden Wyandottes, valued at $5 each.

Furman's Attempted Suicide

The news of the attempted suicide of John L. Furman of Patchogue, in the Potomac river, caused universal surprise and regret among his many friends in his old home. He left Patchogue about two weeks ago for New York to resume his business.

—The Long Island Farmer, Jamaica, NY, May 24, 1895, p. 1.

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