Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Eight Years for Postmaster Hegeman.

New York, 1895

Ex-Postmaster Joseph Hegeman, of Bayville, was on Friday sentenced by Judge Benedict, in the United States court, to eight years' imprisonment in the Kings county penitentiary. Hegeman was convicted of embezzling the funds of his office, and the amounts of his embezzling were found to be $1,291, which amount was placed against him as a fine, in addition to the imprisonment.

Threatened to Kill His Brother.

Willie Jones, the 12 year old son of James Jones, of Patchogue, while in a temporary fit of dementia attempted to kill his little brother with a knife. The children were playing together when suddenly Willie caught his brother by the hair and brandishing the knife over the child's head threatened to cut him if he cried out. The child was saved by the sudden appearance of the mother.

—The Long Island Farmer, Jamaica, NY, June 28, 1895, p. 8.

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