Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Band of Youthful Till Tappers.

New York, 1895

George Bartley, 16 years old, of Long Island City, made a written confession in Justice Duffy's Court Wednesday, implicating eight Greenpoint boys in the organized gang of till tappers now under arrest. Justice Duffy held the youthful prisoners for examination.

Found in the Nissequogue.

A number of the papers belonging to the Presbyterian church at Smithtown, which were stolen three weeks ago from the safe in Conklin & Jayne's store, which was blown open by dynamite, were found floating on the Nissequogue river.

Saved a Drowning Girl.

Clara Zimmer, 14 years old, while swimming near the College Point Casino at 5 o'clock Monday afternoon, ventured out too far, and was being carried into the sound by the strong current when a young man named Edward Raw heard her cries and jumped in to save her. He got the girl around the waist and swam ashore. When he reached the wharf the girl was thought to be dead. She was revived with difficulty.

—The Long Island Farmer, Jamaica, NY, June 21, 1895, p. 1.

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