Wednesday, September 10, 2008

No Picnics at Whitestone.

New York, 1895

Everything was as quiet as a graveyard at Whitestone on Sunday. Three men patrolled the shore all day on the lookout for picnic parties, but none attempted to land. The crusade of the Good Government club has had its effect. Since the arrest on Monday of Proprietor Stimmel of one of the picnic pavilions there has been a great change. It is said that Proprietor Knabb, of another pavilion, has refunded a deposit and notified a picnic party that he would be unable to entertain them.

The People of Hempstead Aroused.

The people of Hempstead are rising in their might against the toll road company which controls the Hempstead turnpike and propose to petition the attorney general to bring a suit to oust the company from possession of the road, upon the ground that the corporation, which is now under indictment by the grand jury for maintaining a nuisance, has failed to comply with the terms of its charter.

Silk Mills Seized by the Sheriff.

The property of the East River Silk Company in Long Island City was attached by Sheriff Doht, in behalf of the Bank of America, of New York, on Thursday afternoon. The bank has lost about $40,000 by discounting notes which were forged by A. S. Moore, secretary and treasurer of the company. The Union Bank, of New York, which holds about $4,000 of Moore's forged paper, also placed an attachment in the hands of Sheriff Doht.

—The Long Island Farmer, Jamaica, NY, June 28, 1895, p. 1.

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