27 August 2015

On This Day: Chicken thieves sent to jail


Two chicken thieves were sent to jail On This Day in 1880. Alderman Spurrier heard the case and sent Jacob Weaver and Charles Albright to jail, in default of bail, where they will await court. Weaver and Albright are accused of stealing chickens from John H. Coover of Ephrata, Lancaster County.

Source

Lancaster Daily Intelligencer. (Lancaster, PA), 27 August 1880. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Library of Congress.  

 

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© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2015
Locations listed are located in Pennsylvania (USA), unless otherwise noted in post.