Short News Items from 1900

Another grand wolf hunt came off last Saturday. One wolf was cited but the hunters failed to serve their subpoenas on him. Wat Rorick has it in for some near-sighted nimrod who shot him in the lip. (Caldwell News, January 25, 1900)

If this spring-like weather continues Wat Rorick will soon be wending his way to the river with his fishing tackle. (Caldwell Advance, January 25, 1900)

W.M. Toner and family went out to Salem Thursday to visit with relatives. We wish them a pleasant visit. (Lincoln County Leader, March 2, 1900)

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Mrs. Martha Dilliston

The death of Mrs. Martha Dilliston at her home, No. 22 Sussex street, was announced in Monday’s Union. As therein stated death was caused by cancer. She was 40 years of age and was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Horace Lateer, formerly of the town of Greenville, but now residents of this village. Both are still living. She also leaves a daughter Gussie, wife of Mr. Charles A. Wood, Elizabeth, Frank and V.R. Dilliston, all of this town except Frank, who lives in Greenville.

Mrs. Dilliston is survived also by the following brothers and sisters: Edward Lateer, Middletown; Judson of White House, N.J.; Levi, Goshen; Mrs. Clara Hubbard, Newton, N.J.; and Mrs. Mary Ann Owens, residing also in New Jersey.

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Slight Fire This Morning

Luckily Mr. Horace Lateer rose very early this morning to look after the kitchen fire, else the dwelling at the corner of Sussex and Hammond streets, occupied by the family of Mr. [sic] Martha Dilliston, would now be a ruin. He arose at 3.15 and found the house full of smoke and, upon investigation, discovered the small blaze in the dining room at the base of the chimney. Just how it originated is not known, but if it had not been discovered in the nick of time it would have caused a very serious fire.

Source: Port Jervis Evening Gazette, February 8, 1897.

Isaac H. Dilliston

Isaac H. Dilliston died at his home August 5 of spinal meningitis, aged 50 years. The deceased was born near Branchville, N.J., July 18, 1845, and was a son of the late Richard Dilliston of that place, and was widely known all through that section. He is survived by three children, two sons and one daughter. One daughter, Hattie, died six years ago. The deceased was twice married, his first wife was Elizabeth Decker, formerly of Beemerville, and his second wife was Miss Martha Lateer, of Greenville of the town of Minisink, living. His is also survived by two sisters, Mrs. William Coddington, of Port Jervis, and Mrs. Charles H. Wood, of Elmira, N.Y. The deceased was highly respected by all who knew him.

Source: Port Jervis Tri-States Union, August 22, 1895.

Committed to Jail For Two Months

The present laws of the state of New York, with regard to hotels and boarding houses, are not calculated to afford much comfort to dead “beats.” The recent statute enacted for the protection of hotel and boarding house keepers, makes it a criminal offense, punishable by fine or imprisonment, or both, to go out of town leaving behind an unsettled board or hotel bill.

The efficacy of the law was tested this morning in Judge Cox’s court in the person of George Lateer, a young man residing near Unionville, who worked for the Erie last summer and boarded with Mr. James Parson. Upon leaving Port Jervis some months ago Lateer drew his pay but neglected to settle with Parsons a bill for $14 which he owed for board. He was committed to jail for two months.

Source: Port Jervis Union, December 1, 1890.

A Veteran’s Attempt At Suicide

Horace Lateer, of Unionville, Takes Chloroform and Ammonia in This City—A Chance for His Recovery—Family Trouble Over Pension Money the Cause of the Act.

Horace Lateer, of Unionville, aged about sixty-five years, attempted suicide, yesterday afternoon, about 5:30 o’clock, in the back yard of Ed. Russell’s Oriental Hotel, on East Main street.

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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)