Small Town News—Port Jervis

The largest apples by far that we have ever seen are now displayed in Vail Brothers show window. They are called pound sours or [unclear] apples. The two weigh three pounds and seven ounces, and one measures 15¼ and another 15¼ around. They were grown on the farm of Lewis Cox, about a mile and a half beyond Deckertown, and were picked from the trees by W.H. Dewitt of this village, a brother-in-law of Mr. Cox. (Port Jervis Evening Gazette, October 16, 1880)

We learn from the Middletown Press that Jonathan Dewitt, of Deckertown, last Sunday made a call at the house of G.R. Carr. A political discussion ensued, which waxed very warm, and finally ended in Mr. Carr ordering him from his house and, as he had no inclination to do so, struck him with a chair, when he got out. He was bruised a little. (Port Jervis Evening Gazette, December 2, 1876)

The youngest child of William H. Dewitt, the builder, was Tuesday taken very sick. Dr. Hunt was called, and he pronounces the disease diphtheria, the first well-defined case in Port Jervis since last winter. (Port Jervis Evening Gazette, February 1, 1881)

The donation of the Rev. D.E. Frambes of Montague, Sussex county, N.J., will take place at the Brick House on Wednesday evening, Dec. 20th, instead of the 30th, as previously stated. (Port Jervis Evening Gazette, December 14, 1876)

The old barns on the Rorick English [sic] farm, at Monroe Corner, were totally destroyed by fire Monday evening of last week with the contents, consisting of farming implements, harness and a large amount of hay and grain. (Port Jervis Gazette, October 28, 1880)

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The Police Blotter

A young man named Seymour Glandon was arrested in Ashland Tuesday by Deputy Sheriff Logan on a warrant from Polk county, where he is wanted to answer on a charge of seduction. (The Oregonian, October 7, 1886)

Sussex Courts open. Continue but four days. One trial of note was Jacob Kimble vs. James R. Inglis, for seduction of daughter. Verdict $300. (Newspaper Clippings from the Sussex Register. 1887-1899. Newton, N.J.: The Register. Originally published August 15, 1837)

Miller, S.D., March 19. — The sheriff has brought in Willard Davis, charged with store breaking. Dave and John Rorick have also been arrested. It develops that an organized band has been operating here for some time. (Bismarck Tribune, March 19, 1894, and  Aberdeen Daily News, March 19, 1894)

BURGLARIES IN DECKERTOWN: Burglars were at work in Deckertown, Wednesday night. They entered the residence of Mayor Margarum and ransacked the lower part of the house, but only got $6, which they took from Miss Mary Margarum’s purse. (Middletown Daily Argus, March 23, 1894)

Levi Lateer was arrested, to-day, on the charge of keeping a disorderly house in the North End. He pleased not guilty and demanded a jury trial, and gave bail for his appearance from trial on Friday. (Middletown Daily Argus, August 31, 1896)

The case against of the people vs. Levi Lateer, charged with keeping a disorderly house at the North End, was called before the Recorder this morning. The defendant was discharged, the complainant failing to put in an appearance. (Middletown Daily Argus, September 22, 1896)

Mrs. Thelma B. Brown, 41, of 808 Luck avenue was fined $10 and court costs Thursday in Municipal Court after she pleaded guilty to a charge of reckless operation. Mrs. Brown was charged Wednesday after she parked her auto and opened her car door into the path of a car driven by Charles F. Hutchinson, 35, of 739 Homewood. The accident occurred on Homewood avenue. (Zanesville Times Recorder, February 28, 1964)

Short Crime Reports

A young man named Seymour Glandon was arrested in Ashland Tuesday by Deputy Sheriff Logan on a warrant from Polk county, where he is wanted to answer on a charge of seduction.  (The Oregonian, October 7, 1886)

Oregon City, Nov. 2 (Special)  — Cecil Hallinan of Portland, indicted some time ago for operating a slot machine in Clackamas county, will be tried on November 8, it was announced today by District Attorney Fred Miller.  (The Oregonian, November 3, 1935)

Sussex Courts open.  Continue but four days.  One trial of note was Jacob Kimble vs. James R. Inglis, for seduction of daughter.  Verdict $300.  (Newspaper Clippings from the Sussex Register.  1887-1899.  Newton, N.J.: The Register.  Originally published August 15, 1837)

Levi Lateer was arrested, to-day, on the charge of keeping a disorderly house in the North End.  He pleaded not guilty and demanded a jury trial, and gave bail for his appearance from trial on Friday.  (Middletown Daily Argus, August 31, 1896)

The case against of the people vs. Levi Lateer, charged with keeping a disorderly house at the North End, was called before the Recorder this morning.  The defendant was discharged, the complainant failing to put in an appearance.  (Middletown Daily Argus, September 22, 1896)

BURGLARIES IN DECKERTOWN: Burglars were at work in Deckertown, Wednesday night. They entered the residence of Mayor Margarum and ransacked the lower part of the house, but only got $6, which they took from Miss Mary Margarum’s purse. (Middletown Daily Argus, March 23, 1894)

Miller, S.D., March 19. – The sheriff has brought in Willard Davis, charged with store breaking.  Dave and John Rorick have also been arrested.  It develops that an organized band has been operating here for some time.  (Aberdeen Daily News, April 19, 1894)