Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Took Possession of Barlow's Farm.

New York, 1895

A party of Brooklyn excursionists took possession of the Barlow farm on the Jamaica road Saturday and tried to run the place. They arrived in wagons and camped in a grove of cherry trees. They set up a keg of beer, and were having a good old time when Farmer Barlow appeared and ordered them off his premises. They dared him to put them out of the grove. He procured a warrant from Judge Connorton for the arrest of the party. Eight of the men were brought to the town hall, but they were dismissed with a reprimand. One of their number, William Wright, became abusive in court, and was sent to the county jail for ten days.

Two Wayward Freeport Girls.

Two girls, Susie Johnson, 16 years old, and Nellie Gombert, 13 years old, who disappeared from Freeport Sunday evening, were arrested in Hempstead Tuesday afternoon by Officer Dunbar. Mr. Gombert, Nellie's father, keeps a bakery in Freeport, and employed the Johnson girl as a servant. Her home is at Rockville Centre. Last Sunday Nellie decided to seek employment and consulted Susie in the matter. The two girls packed their clothes and taking $3 walked to Rockville Centre and from there to Hempstead.

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

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