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From: "Jeff Gaul" <>
Subject: Re: [NY-TROY-IRISH-GENSOC] Hughes, Taft, Anderson, Ashley, Valentine,Nelson, Filley, Gravatt, Doyle, Connelly
Date: Tue, 8 Jun 2010 11:00:15 -0400
was andersen convicted?
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Subject: [NY-TROY-IRISH-GENSOC] Hughes, Taft, Anderson, Ashley,
Valentine,Nelson, Filley, Gravatt, Doyle, Connelly
> Sunday April 25,2010 Troy Record Article 100 years ago Monday, April 25,
> "Governor Charles Evans Hughes of New York has been nominated by
> William Howard Taft as the next associate justice of the U. S. Supreme
> Court,The Record reports."
> Monday March 1 ,2010 Troy Record Article 100 years ago Tuesday, April 26,
> “ Harold P. Anderson and John Ashley got into what witnesses call a
> friendly scuffle in a
> Lansingburgh saloon almost three weeks ago. Is it Anderson’s fault that
> Ashley died a week
> later?That’s what police court magistrate Frank B. Valentine has to decide
> this week after hearing testimony from Anderson and a number of
> eyewitnesses. The “scuffle” took place on the morning of April 6 at John
> saloon. An autopsy determined that Ashley died of complications from a
> fracture above the right eye suffered during the fight. He appeared to
> recover quickly after hitting his head on the sidewalk outside Nelson’s,
> but his
> undetected injury led to the meningitis that eventually killed
> him.Anderson is represented by
> state assembly Fred C. Filley,while district attorney Abbott H.Jones
> prosecutes the case. Jones calls Coroner Edwin J. Gravatt to relate the
> of the autopsy and his opinion that the fatal injury was “directly due to
> external violence of some kind.”John Nelson was away from the bar at the
> time of the scuffle.His wife Honsena witnessed the encounter. Testifying
> the prosecution, she describes the fight as a “friendly scuffle” over a
> derby hat. Nine neighborhood men then testify about the scuffle and its
> aftermath. Harry Doyle and John Connelly saw it from inside the saloon.
> says that he saw Ashley punch Anderson in the face and threaten to throw
> his antagonist out. No one outside saw him actually fall, but one
> recounts asking Ashley what happened.The doomed man told him that he had
> tripped while wrestling with Anderson, and denied that Anderson had
> knocked him
> down.After John Nelson adds some character testimony on Anderson’s behalf,
> Valentine schedules his verdict for Friday morning. "
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