Vandal Rips 17 Tires in Shotwell Park Garages

Urge Police Throw Guard Around Area

Puncture Believed to Be Maniac, Police Told

Brief Case Stolen

Same Man Slashed 25 Tires Some Time Thursday Night

Residents of the Shotwell Park section are up in arms today with demands that police throw a net about that vicinity and round up the vandal who is puncturing automobile tires with an ice pick.

Last night there were two garages entered and 17 tires punctured by the marauder, believed to be somewhat of a maniac.  The night before last the vandal perforated 25 tires.

The victims last night were E.R. Bishop, 158 Shotwell Park; J. J. MacWilliams, 170 Shotwell Park, and Charles E. Lipe, 710 Rugby Road.

Mr. Bishop’s garage was forced open, the five tires on his car badly punctured.  The cars owned by Mr. MacWilliams and Mr. Lipe, both in a garage at the rear of the MacWilliams’ home, has six tires each deflated.  All 12 tires badly punctured.

Mr. MacWilliams said his dog barked during the night, probably at the time the vandal was at work, but no attention was paid to it as they thought the animal might be barking at a passing car.

Two brief cases, containing papers of no value to anyone but the owner, were taken from Mr. MacWilliams car but tools and other valuables about the garage were untouched.

Thursday night the same vanndal punctured 25 tires on cars owned by R. L. Manning, executive of L.  C. Smith & Corona Typewriter Company, Lawrence Witherill of  Witherill’s store, and Paul Jordan, head of the firm Harris, Forbes & Company, all residents in the Shotwell Park section.

Policy say the vandal must be demented.  They can figure no reason for his action and a close guard will be kept about the Shotwell area in an effort to track him down.

Source : Syracuse Herald, October 27, 1928

Planned Killing Wife Before Ending Life

Mrs. Ingoldby Says Her Husband Was Jealous

Man Took Poison in Police Cell Soon After His Arrest

That Edward Ingolby, 30-year-old clerk, of No. 215 North Wilbur avenue, arrested for assault upon his wife and found dying of poison in his cell at police headquarters a few hours later last night, meant to kill her because of insane jealousy, is the story of the widow to-day.

Ingoldby went to the house last night and beat her with a club, threatening to kill the whole family, she says, before the police arived.  She stood him off by stabbing him with a table knife.  She was to have had separation proceedings papers served on him to-day.

Her story, told to a Herald reporter, is borne out by bruises and discolorations on her arms, and by report of morgue officials.  A superficial stab wound, showing the passage of a knife blade through the chest muscles, was noted on the man’s body.  It is also reported enough cyanide of potassium was found in his clothing to kill a hundred men.

Had Poison in Tobacco Box.

Mr. and Mrs. Edward Ingoldby
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Ingoldby

The man had the deadly powder in his tobacco box, which was not suspected when he was arrested.  He got it at the plant of the Crucible Steel Company of America, where he was employed.

Difficulties of the couple date back nine years, according to the widow.  From the day of their wedding he kept her constantly under watch through apparent jealousy.  She tried constantly, she protests, to prove to him he never had or would have cause for such behavior.

They had three children born but this did not make much change.  He became more suspicious yearly and abusive in the last few months they lived together, she claims.  A fortnight ago they separated.  She became sick and a woman friend has been tending to her needs.  Ingolby frequented the neighborhood for the past week, and nightly calls for a patrolman to guard the house were sent in.

Wife Grabs Knife.

Last night the husband burst into the place through a rear door while his wife, three children, the woman friend, a Miss Thomspon, and a friend of hers, giving his name as Edward Guilfoyle, were seated about the dining table.

His little daughter asked the police for help, rushing to the telephone as soon as he came in.  Miss Thompson, the man, and the children fled.  The wife backed in to a corner kept the man from closing in on her by using the knife, she says.  He was able to beat her head, shoulders and arms.

Patrolman Davern got there in time to prevent any serious outcome immediately, and arrested the man.  He was taken into custody at 6:30 o’clock.  He was dead before an ambulance arrived.

Source: Syracuse Herald, December 1, 1916

Aged Man's Long Hike


James Moran Walked Nearly All the Way From Camden to Canton.

Watertown, Nov. 3 – After tramping most of the way from Camden, James Moran, aged 80 and an old time Maine lumberman arrived here yesterday footsore and weary as a result of his fifty four mile hike, being on his way to Canton to enter the St. Lawrence county home. He said that when he left Rome Tuesday he supposed they had given him a ticket to Canton, but that at Camden he was put off the train that being the destination the ticket called for. The rest of the journey to this city he made on foot with the exception of an occasional lift from some kindly driver. He was sent temporarily to the Jefferson county alms house and will probably be transferred to the St. Lawrence county home. He claims Fine, St. Lawrence county, as his boyhood home, but worked in the Maine lumber woods many years.

Source: Syracuse Herald, November 3, 1916


John H. Wilsey, 70, Suspected of Separating Husband and Wife, Thrown Into Creek

Oneonta, Oct. 23. – Believing that John H. Wilsey, 70, had lured his 14-year-old bride away from him, Leo Morano, 28, threw the aged man over the Schoharie creek bridge at Richmondville Saturday night.  A posse is searching the vicinity for Morano.

Morano was married ten days ago. His bride lived with him three days and then went to the home of the daughter of Wilsey’s housekeeper.  Morano believed that Wilsey had had something to do with the girl’s action and threatened vengeance.

Saturday night, Marona [sic], who is foreman of a State road gang, waited for Wilsey on the bridge.  Yesterday morning the man was found unconscious in the creek.  He died a few minutes later.

Source : Syracuse Herald, October 23, 1916

Bugs Baer’s Rules to Take the Brutality Out of Football

(Copyright, 1916, by The Press Publishing Company)

  • No player shall be kicked for a goal by a player on the opposing side.
  • Cleats may be worn on the shoes, but not on the face.
  • The referee may arbitrarily award the contest to the team with the most teeth at the end of the game.
  • A down is declared when the ball is as dead as some of the players.
  • A foul shall be declared when one contestant refused to take his ear from between an opponent’s teeth.
  • Both sides will be frisked for weapons before the actual time of play.
  • Not more than twenty-one players shall loiter on the runner’s face at one time.
  • Plows may be secured from the National Harvester company and will do the work much better than the fullback’s nose.
  • No contestant may leave the field during the time of play unless identified by some near relative.
  • No hooks shall be used.
  • Ears, chins and toes found on the field of play will be kindly returned to the Lost and Found department.

With this set of rules the Ladies’ Auxiliary believes that football will be made so safe that even an insurance agent can enjoy the game.

Source : Syracuse Herald, October 23. 1916