Sunday, August 3, 2008

Pender Charged in Depot Robbery

New York, 1895

Morris Park Notes.

Charles Pender of Morris Park, who was arrested for robbing the Long Island railroad depot at Southampton was committed by Justice Howell to the Suffolk county jail to await the action of the grand jury. Pender, who is but 18 years of age, is the son of Edward Pender, train despatcher at the Morris Park repair shops.

Clarenceville Notes.

Rev. F. W. Crosbie, pastor of the United Presbyterian church, returned from Washington, Pa., on Friday. Be occupied his pulpit on Sunday.

Fire believed to have been caused by an overheated stove was discovered in the kitchen of Mrs. McMann's residence on Myrtle street Monday afternoon. Her son, John Gearon, refused to allow the firemen to enter the house. The fire was extinguished by the neighbors after doing $50 worth of damage, which was covered by insurance. After the fire it was discovered that Gearon, who, it is alleged, was intoxicated, had broken all the parlor furniture into kindling wood and torn the plaster from the walls.

Jamaica Brevities.

The Jamaica Athletics played their first game of base ball this season on Saturday with the Y. M. C. U. of New York, winning by a score of 25 to 6.

Mr. and Mrs. William E. Everitt will give a dance in the new carriage house on North Washington street next Monday evening. One hundred invitations have been issued and a merry time is assured.

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

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