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March 10, 1909


Arabian Funeral Horse Died on Way
to Cemetery.

There was a little tragedy in a funeral procession on its way to Union cemetery at the corner of Forty-second street and Brooklyn avenue, yesterday afternoon. It was when Ella, a pure white Arabian mare, belonging to the J. W. Wagner undertaking firm, toppled over in her harness and fell dead almost beneath the wheels of the vehicle in which at the closest estimate she has hauled 2,800 bodies to the grave.

Scarcely anyone but the driver, George Wagner, paid more than a passing glance to the dead animal. It was hastily cut loose from its trappings and a team of black horses took the place of the white ones on the hearse.

Ella was imported from Cuba by the undertaking firm, twenty years ago. Her mate, John, cost $700 exclusive of transportation charges. She was a pedigreed Arabian with glistening white hair, through which could be seen her pink skin. Her mate died two years ago. Since then she had been harnessed with a white horse of mongrel stock, but years younger than herself.

Members of the firm say that Ella has the undertaker's horse of Kipling's poem beaten in many ways as a tractable animal, and that her professional experience exceeds anything of the kind on record.

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December 9, 1908


Mrs. Albert O. Dalbow Is Broken
With Grief Over Her Husband's
Sudden Death.

When Mrs. Albert O. Dalbow was notified at her home, 1210 East Forty-second street, of the death of her husband, she broke down completely and, although surrounded by women friends, could not be comforted.

"Oh! he was so good to me," she would cry over and over. "I cannot think that he is dead. He did not even get the chance to tell me goodby."

Mrs. Dalbow moaned for the greater portion of the night, repeating the one expression, "He was so good to me!"

A physician was summoned to treat her. The Dalbows had no children.

Albert Dalbow had been a member of the police force for about four years. The first year he served as a probation officer, as is required of all new officers, and after that time he was transferred to station No. 1, known as headquarters, where he was part of the "reserve force." This means that an officer may be called at any time to help suppress a riot or trouble in any part of the city. It is accounted by patrolmen as one of the most arduous as well as the most dangerous stations on the force.

Dalbow gained the reputation of never flinching when duty called and, although he had faced many dangers, it was a seemingly harmless "religious meeting" which caught him unprepared and caused his death.

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August 6, 1907


Mrs. Wright's Silverware Had Been
Merely Misplaced.

Mrs. C. D. Wright, of the Richelieu hotel, Twelfth street and Broadway, who reported to the police some weeks ago that she had been robbed of several hundred dollars worth of solid silverware, yesterday found that the valuables had been by mistake packed in a box with some sofa pillows. Her married sister, who is moving into a new house at 315 East Forty-second street, Highland park, found the goods while she was unpacking. Mrs. Wright helped her sister pack the goods, but is unable to account for how she chanced to put her silverware in the box with the pillows.

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May 4, 1907


Doctor Says Injured Girl Will Be
Rational in a Few Days.

"I guess that old lady is my mother, but she doesn't look right."

When Goldie Nordling spoke the foregoing words yesterday she was nearer to being rational than she had been since Sunday evening when she wandered home in a delirium, prattling like a child about having been hurt in a stret car and later cared for at some one's home on Troost avenue near Forty-second street.

Her physician says she will be able to tell the whole story in a day or two.

"A concusson of the brain," said Dr. Faires, "such as Miss Nordling has doubtless suffered does not imply organic injury. A jar or shake-up without so much as bruising the scalp might be a serious concussion. Not the brain itself but only its functions are deranged by doncussion. In this case there were no physical injuries whatever."

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