B F Carlon, 1 Oct 1894 New Castle News

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B F Carlon, 1 Oct 1894 
New Castle News - THE FAITHFUL BOY Had lieen l.eft Holding; a...
THE FAITHFUL BOY Had lieen l.eft Holding; a Tt‘ani While His Fatli«'r Spent ttie I’roreeiln of a Citl**r Sale for U«iuor—Ttie Mayor's Co urt. pathetic little scene, that formed a striking objtH^t lesson of the evils of intern j>eranee, was witneseed ia the Mayor’s office Sabbath morning. Saturday B. F. Carl on, who resides near New Wilmington, i*ame to New Castle in a farm wagon. He was ac- comi^^anied by his son, a bright little fellow about 12 years of age. Mr, Carlon brought with him a barrel of cider and when he hat! disfx'ised of it pro(*eev!e<! to sj>end the money. He l>ought grot‘eries and liquor, putting the fortner in his wagon and drinking the latter. Toward evening C-arlon {>repared to go home. He and his son drove up Washington street anv! when near Mercer street Carlon stoppei! his horses and telling the boy to hold the team started away. Ten minutes passeil, the father did not return. The boy waited patiently all the while looking up and down the street for his father. A half hour and an hour passetl but still no father appeare(i. Finally the police came and told the f.iithful boy that his father was in the Imikup, drunk. The team was taken a stable and the boy to a hotel where he stayed all night. Sabbath morning the boy came to the Mayor’s oflit^e. Mayor Richardson sent down to the lockup for Carlon. The moment he came into the office and saw his boy he burst into t we an«! seating himself beside the little fellow wept bitterly. The boy said. “Don’t cry papa, don’t cry.” The father appeared broken hearted and soon the tears began to trickle down the cheeks of the boy and they wept in eilem'e. The spectators were considerably affected by the seene. Finally Mayor Hichardson S{>oke kindly to the troubled father and a<^ked him how it all happened. Carlon said that he had taken a drink too many and that was the whole trouble. ‘ You have a nice boy here,” said the Mayor, “and it is too bin! that you should so far forget yourself. 1 know by your actions that you have l>een punished more than a tine of lâO, yes, of JUH) would punish you, so 1 am going to dis ehsrge you. Be careful of strong drink in the future. You do not Itwk like a man addicted to its use and never let I hie little boy see you intoxicated again as long as you live.” Carlon thanked the Mayor for his kindness and departed. His wagon was secured and he was soon on the way home. Mike Sanford was arrestid for l>eing drunk and disorderly Saturday night. At the hearing Sabbath morning he was eentenced iH) days to the workhouse. William Jones was a visitor to the lockup for the second time within two d.ays and he was sent to jail for fifteen (lays.

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  1. The New Castle News,
  2. 01 Oct 1894, Mon,
  3. Page 1

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