Monday, July 28, 2008

Tore His Trousers Off

New York, 1895

Freddie Overton, a sixteen-year-old lad, works in the lace factory at Patchogue. On Saturday the lad's trousers leg was caught in the machinery, and he pulled himself loose with great difficulty. The trousers were torn from his body, and went revolving on the arm of the machinery. Beyond the shock, young Overton was not injured.

Father and Son Fight

Father and son engaged in a pitched battle in the Roach household at Roslyn Thursday night, and Friday William Roach, the son, 24 years old, was arrested and fined $5 by Justice Sobey. The trouble was caused by a bottle of whisky.

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

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