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Posts published in December 1895

Smithtown-Robert Armstrong indicted for arson

December 7, 1895. People vs Robert Armstrong. Indictment for setting fire to standing timber at Smithtown. Rowland Miles, counsel. The evidence was circumstantial, but strong,…

Ronkonkoma-Gables Hotel destroyed by fire

December 3, 1895. About 10PM today while a hop was in progress at the Hotel Gables at Lake Ronkonkoma, the building was discovered to be…