Newspaper Gleanings

A few miscellaneous bits found in old newspapers:

  • From an abstract of an article in the Champaign County Herald, Urbana, Illinois, August 1884: Benjamin Phipps was arrested in Kerr Township on a warrant from Vermilion County. He was charged with assault with intent to commit murder.
  • From an abstract of an article in the Gurley Herald, Gurley, Alabama, 31 March 1898, p. 1: News from “Skaguay” (Skagway), Alaska reported that Thomas H. Phipps and Ralph H. Smith had found a substantial quantity of “rich quartz-bearing, free-milling” gold, in a location they were keeping secret.
  • From an abstract of an article in the New England Weekly Journal, Boston, 17 February 1736: Samuel Phipps died the previous Wednesday at Charlestown. He had been clerk of His Majesty’s Court of General Sessions of the Peace and Interior Court of Common Pleas in Middlesex County.
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