Monday, July 7, 2008

You May Kill Cats

New York, 1895

Thomas P. Lally, of Morris Park, who was arrested for shooting cats, was acquitted of the charge of cruelty to animals before Justice Lott at Ozone Park Tuesday night. Lally swore that the feline disturbed his slumbers and he had shot it because his health was becoming impaired. Justice Lott said the man had done the community a favor, and discharged him.

Why Newman Went to Japan

Prof. Koppell Newman, who used to live at Northport, has gone to Japan. He ran away to escape appearing against John Hoffman, who assaulted him for paying attentions to the latter's married daughter.

Small Damages Awarded

More than a year ago a horse driven by Stephen M. Van Allen of Jamaica ran away and came in collision with a wagon in which Mrs. Frederick Ayres was riding. She was thrown out and claimed to have been severely injured. She sued Mr. Van Allen for $5,000. The case was tried before Judge Barnard and a jury on Monday, and Mrs. Ayres got a verdict for only $50. Counselor Gillen tried the case for Mr. Van Allen.

—The Long Island Farmer, Jamaica, NY, April 26, 1895, p. 8.

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