Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Drugged and Thrown Overboard.

New York, 1895

Graham Hallock, of West Hampton, was in Sag Harbor Thursday on a visit and fell in with some strangers, with whom he took a number of drinks. When unconscious, Hallock was robbed of his gold watch and $50 in bills, and was then carried down to the long wharf and thrown overboard. The cold water restored him to consciousness, and he called for aid. His shouts were heard by two young men who were walking on the shore. They ran forward and hauled him ashore. He could give no clue to the strangers.

Jumped the Track at a Switch.

As the freight train pulled by engine No. 48 was making its way eastward at a lively rate at 8 o'clock Friday morning, when a short distance west of Jamaica station, one of the forward wheels of a car loaded with shingles jumped the track at a switch and, running along over the ties, carried an empty car following it off also. The empty car came in collision with the yard drill engine, No. 16, and damaged that considerably. The side of the box car containing the shingles was torn off. The trucks of both cars were torn off and badly damaged.

—The Long Island Farmer, Jamaica, NY, May 31, 1895, p. 8.

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