100 Years Ago: Horse hits hack in head


Taken from the pages of the Warren and Barrington Gazette this week in February 1913:

Police logs

At the regular meeting of the town council the report of Robert Wash, Chief of Police was received and ordered placed on file. An abstract of the report shows the following items: Reveling, 1; assault, 1; vagrancy, 1; lost children restored, 2; disturbances suppressed, 18; shop doors found open, 22; locked up for safe keeping, 1; arrests on private warrant, 1; cases investigated, 11. Three fires reported. One case of theft noted.

Horse hits hack in head

Monday morning, while in attendance at the funeral of Mrs. Denarair at the Church of St. John the Baptist, Dosethe Paquin, a hack driver from Munro's stable, was quite seriously injured. Paquin was in the act of placing a blanket upon one of the horses of the hack, which he was driving, when the other animal made a vicious swing at him with his head, mouth open. Paquin was knocked down, so heavy was the blow and a deep gash was cut on the right side of his face near the eye. He was given assistance by persons standing near by and went to Hall's hospital for surgical attendance. Dr. Hall dressed the ugly looking gash, and gave necessary attention, after which Paquin went back to his job.

That's an egg

A hen belonging to Joseph Soares recently laid an egg the longer circumference of which was 7 1-4 inches and the shorter six inches. It weight a quarter of a pound. Some egg!

Vernon is a mess

If ever a street in town needed attention, it is Vernon street. As one leaves Main street and turns into Vernon he encounters a condition of things that offer food for his mind and mud for his feet. No sidewalk has ever been laid out on the south side, except such sporadic bits as abutting owners have built with the refuse of their ash bins, or surplus dirt and stones. The North sidewalk is all mire, even when not a particle can be found elsewhere. Not a particle of curbing graces the street, though curbing isn't a necessity. There is not a cross-walk, however, from one end of the street to the other. There is not a street in town, save Main, Water or Child, that has become more of a thoroughfare this past year. The closing of CHild street for a time not only swerved traffic to this street but it accustomed people who travel by auto and team between Bristol and Massachusetts to use it. It was a surprisingly large number of vehicles that passed that way one day in the late fall, when count was made. For such heavy traffic the bed of the road is in poor condition, to put it mildly. It should be macadamized and graded and an appropriation for this purpose should be a recommendation of the Council, or the taxpayers on the street should get out a petition on that score. And more. The small incandescent light at the corner of Main and Vernon streets is not adequate. An arc hung there at one time but somebody wanted it, and it was changed. The entire street is poorly lighted and this should be looked after.

100 years ago


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