Friday, September 12, 2008

Four-Year-Old Sets Fire to House

New York, 1895

News in Brief.

The Long Island railroad company has opened the new station called Edgemere between Far Rockaway and Arverne.

President Corbin of the Long Island railroad visited Montauk on Tuesday and inspected his recent purchase of 4,000 acres of land.

A 4 year old grandson of William T. Rider of East Rockaway set fire to the house Tuesday through playing with matches. The interior of the house was burned out.

The people living in the vicinity of Bowne's mills, near Flushing, have appealed to the state board of health to prevent the dumping of garbage and manure there.

A post office has been established at Washington Square, near Hempstead, under the name of Munson. Miss Daisy Stringham has been appointed postmistress.

Antonio Carrara, who was a staff officer to Garibaldi, died at the home of his brother-in law at College Point Saturday night, the result of an operation performed on his throat. He was a banker.

Two deaths from lockjaw occured in Flushing Wednesday. One was Mary Treadwell, infant of Samuel Treadwell, of Little Neck, and the other a daughter of Henry Zobel of Bayside.

—The Long Island Farmer, Jamaica, NY, June 28, 1895, p. 2.

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