Friday, August 22, 2008

Stole Mr. Van Siclen's Posts.

New York, 1895

For some time past Garret Van Siclen, residing on the Black Stump road, Jamaica, has been missing locust posts that had been cut and piled on his farm. Shortly after 1 o'clock Monday morning, as his son was preparing to go to market, he saw two men removing posts from the pile. Without disturbing the men in their work, he hurried to the village and notified Constable Ashmead. The officer walked up Hillside avenue and arrested the men as they were driving to Brooklyn. They had 35 posts in the wagon. They gave their names as Matthew Funcke and August Wieber. They were locked up to await examination.

—The Long Island Farmer, Jamaica, NY, June 21, 1895, p. 4.

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