Old Newspaper Collections Project

By Clayton, Deb, & Holice

NY Tribune, Long Island, 1872

 

Extra special thanks to Holice B. Young for being such a trooper and typing a ton of old news articles! Without her this project wouldn't be here!

 

NY Tribune, 1872

LONG ISLAND ITEMS

LIFE-SAVING STATIONS---Oliver S. Danton, formerly superintendent of Life-saving Stations on Long Island, under Presidents Pierce and Johnson, has interested himself in the matter of furnishing better life-saving facilities on the coast. He says that brick buildings would be worthless in some place, as they would be washed away by the constant inroads which the ocean is making on the sandy beaches. Some of the beaches are of a very shifting character. He also thinks that some of the present wooden buildings could be remodeled so as to be made serviceable for many years to come.

EAST SERVICES---the services in the Catholic and Episcopal Churches yesterday were very impressive. They were handsomely decorated, and well attended. Communion and Baptismal services were held in all the churches. The congregation of St. George's Episcopal Church in Flushing, contributed $350 to defray the debt of the church. In all the Catholic churches the priests were made the recipients of purses of $100 and $300 each.

A FEMALE SUICIDE---Miss Susan Corwith, of Bridge Hampton, committed suicide on Wednesday night, by drowning herself. She was fifty years of age, and unmarried. It is not known what act prompted self-destruction.

THE MAILS---Mr. Charlick has discontinued carrying the mails for East Hampton, on the branch railroad.

ACCIDENT---Captain Daniels, of Orient, has been severely injured by an accident, which broke his jaw bone and fractured his skull. His recovery is doubtful.

A HORSE AND WAGON STOLEN---On Saturday night a horse and wagon wre stolen from the premises of Eugene Ludlum, in Jamaica, worth $300.

Copyright Clayton Betzing, 2001

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