Famous and Infamous: New Hampshire – October 1874


The End hotel at Paterson, N.J. was burglarized on Saturday, night a large quantity of silver ware carried off.

Capt. Richardson of Weymouth, N.S., was stabbed by John Daggett, one of his sailors, Tuesday, and died on Saturday.

John Copt of West Rutland, VT committed suicide by drowning on Friday. He was depressed in spirits, owing to ill health.

Scott O. Robinson of Bridgewater VT was thrown from his wagon a few days ago, and so badly injured that he is in a critical condition.

Mrs. Lizzie, wife of John Sinclair, who was killed on a railroad about a fortnight ago, died at Lowell on Monday forenoon of grief, aged 22 years.

Burns, one of the post office robbers, was found guilty of burglary at Cattskill, N.Y., on Friday and sentences to sixteen years in Clinton Prison.

A son of C.W. Garrison, of Whitestone, Long Island, accidentally shot himself in the hip on Saturday, while in the act of putting a cocked pistol in his pocket.

In a drunken row at Weehawken, NJ on Saturday night, William Seigler was fatally beaten with a club by Hugh Osborn. Siegler’s mother was also beaten by Osborn, who escaped.

A trunk containing $2500 in bonds and valuable papers was stolen from the house of Charles Hutchinson of Pomfret VT on the 4th inst., and rifled of its contents. There is no clue to the thief.

On Friday afternoon Francis Patten, aged about forty years, dropped dead between Crosby and Whipple Streets, Lowell, from the effects in intemperance. He has friends in Providence.

William Rodgers, while engaged in hoisting freight on the schooner Ann Elizabeth, at Phillips wharf, Boston, on Friday got his right leg caught in the ropes and it was broken below the knee.

Charles Clifton, an inventor of repute, was found dead in his bed, at Jersey City on the 11th inst., and his will gives property valued at $200,000 to various charitable institutions in England.

A special to the Herald states that, by the premature explosion of a dynamite cartridge in the Victoria Hotel at St. John, New Brunswick on Sunday, one man had his hand blown off, and the explosive entered and much injured the eyes of another.

Charles Lapierer was arrested at Lowell, on Saturday morning for the larceny of drugs from J.C. Ayer & Co.’s establishment, where he has been working for some time. It is thought that he stole about five hundred dollars worth.

A jeweller of Providence, RI named Harrison Gladding, fired a pistol ball into his mouth Thursday afternoon in presence of his wfe and was taken to the Rhode Island Hospital.  He will probably die. No cause is known for the act.

Henry Buxton of Gloucester, Mass., was attacked by a vicious bull on Sunday the 10th inst., and was so badly injured that he has been confined to his bed ever since, but he is now considered out of danger. He had a narrow escape with his life.

John Riley, of 94 Charlton street, New York, attempted to cut the Gordian knot of his existence on Thursday, by stabbing himself in the abdomen, but he was too drunk to do the job well, and he will recover.

Mrs. Nancy Hoye, about 94 years of age, was found dead on the floor of her residence at Abington, Mass on the 18th inst.  She was one of the first Irish settlers that ever came to that town, and had considerable property.

Some time since a man named Simon Sargent, living in No. 1 Township, Maine, separated from his wife and left town. Last Sunday he returned, and going to the house where his wife was living shot a man named Daniel McPhee, of whom he had been jealous injuring him severely.

A New York coroner was called on Sunday, to No. 616 Second Avenue, to hold an inquest on the body of Elizabeth Hefferman, nineteen years of age, who, the night previous, fell dead while at dancing school in East Thirty-fourth street.

The ship Mogul, owned at Boston was recently burned at sea. The crew were all saved. Her cargo was soft coal, and her destruction taken in connection with that of two other Boston ships, laden with the same cargo, excited considerable attention in marine and insurance circles.  She was insured for $55,000.

On Saturday evening an attachment was issued at the instance of Maffit and Bartholomew against the drop curtain of the “Fall River, Mass Novelties,” stopping the show, and the boys and roughs in the audience smashed chairs, windows, footlights and scenery, and ruined a valuable piano. There was a great excitement, but a riot was fortunately avoided.

An unknown man was killed by the fast train going went on the Boston and Albany Railroad, on Wednesday afternoon, near Hinsdale, Mass. He was apparently about thirty years of age, and among his effects was a journal with the name of H.S. Freicke.  He stepped to the front of the train to escape a freight train and the inquest exonerated the road from blame.

The carriage house and dwelling house of Mr. Isaac Lyster, at Greenvale, Long Island burned on succeeding nights last week, are now believed to have been set on fire by a colored girl about fourteen years old, employed in Mr. Lyster’s family.  She is said to be of a rather vicious, revengeful nature, and had upon several occasions caused the family considerable trouble. She was arrested and examined before Judge Frost, of Glen Cove, on Saturday, and held to await the action of the Grand Jury.

From Wednesday, October 28, 1874, New-Hampshire Patriot, Concord, New Hampshire; Issue 1881, Page 2


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