The rain which began the night of Jan. 4, 1909 and continued for nearly 24 hours, was the first fall we have had in several months to amount to anything and the good it has done to our drought-plagued area can hardly be estimated. The Schroon River has raised considerably and the Warrensburgh manufacturing industries along its banks are thereby greatly benefited. In the northern part of the country more water fell than here and at Bakers Mills the creek rose to high water mark and the bulkhead of Charley Baker's dam was carried away.
Trees stolen, Pasco sued
George T. Lockwood of Warrensburgh sued Alvin "Sam" Pasco, of Thurman for larceny of standing timber. Seven or eight markets are involved. The suit will be tried before Justice Hodgson. Pasco claims that Lockwood sold him the logs and this is the question to be decided by the jury. (Note... Sam Pasco was the bad-boy hero of the north country with a lot of charisma. He didn't, however, get away with murder. In Thurman, in April of 1918, after he shot and killed his cousin's husband Orley Eldridge, Sam was shot in the back and killed by a member of the posse that tracked him down.)
Murderous mob in the hen house
There are in Warrensburgh several hundred dogs, probably as many as 59 brands of assorted sizes, both sexes, and as of as many hues as the combinations of the several primary colors will permit.
A couple of curs held a field day upstreet on Jan. 6, 1909 and invaded several hen roasts. The net result of their maliciousness was that J.A. Young lost ten hens from his flock, Will Hall fifteen and Dennis Logans, three. They killed the fowls just for the fun of the thing and the owners of the canines will be called upon to settle.
Enraged jealous man throws bomb
One child was cut by flying glass, two others had a narrow escape and a double tenement house on New Alley St. in Glens Falls was wrecked Dec. 31, 1908 when a dynamite bomb was thrown.
The bomb was placed in the hallway of the apartment occupied by Mrs. John Anderson on the second floor and it was believed that it was intended for her. The explosion wrecked the back part of the building and injured Mrs. Anderson 's little daughter.
Anthony Chadwick, a former special policeman, was arrested a few minutes after the explosion. Mrs. Anderson at one time lived with Chadwick, it is alleged, but now lives with her husband. The Andersons were out at the time and the daughter refused to allow Chadwick to enter the apartment. The bomb was thrown upon the landing at the top of the stairs on the second floor. The explosion was heard throughout the city.
Bail was fixed by County Judge Kiley at $2,500 and he is awaiting the April action of the Grand Jury.
Proud to be wed 50 years
Robert and Julia Jarvis celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in Warrensburgh Jan. 5, 1909 together with all their children. Bob Jarvis is in feeble health and the celebration was a quiet one at their home on lower Main St. Their three children are Gilchrist Jarvis, Mrs. C.B. Cunningham and Mrs. George B. Harris. Present also was their grandson, Arthur Cunningham.
Robert Jarvis, who retired 20 years ago, was at one time the leading businessman of Warrensburgh, conducting the largest mercantile establishment north of Glens Falls. He married Miss Julia Kennedy of Hadley Jan. 6, 1859.
Robert, the son of Walter Jarvis, was born in Edinburgh Scotland on Nov. 1, 1830. When Robert was two, his parents came to this country and settled in New York City. After 14 years they moved to Thurman and engaged in farming where the boy remained until he was 24. In 1896 he moved to Stony Creek where he had bought a farm and there he made a comfortable fortune in timber.
In 1863 Mr. Jarvis came to Warrensburgh to gain experience in the mercantile trade by working as a clerk for Henry Herrick who conducted a general store at the Crandall Block (now area across from VFW Hall). After many lucrative real estate investments he bought the store on the corner lot where Halsey Herrick's house now stands (now next door north, over Water Street, from George Henry's tavern). He continued the business successfully there until he retired. He is spending his declining years in ease and comfort.
Devastating fire sweeps town
Upwards of $25,000 damage was caused by a fire which visited the village of Indian Lake Saturday night, Jan. 1, 1909, destroying the general store and stock of Carlos Hutchins, the dwelling and saloon of Jack St. Marie, the blacksmith shop of George Tripp and a majority of the poles and wires of the North Creek Telephone Co., located in the center of the village.
The blaze started from a defective chimney in the Hutchins' store and spread rapidly, the citizens being unable to check its spread. The village has no fire department.
Notable painting visits Fowler's Store
"Old Darby," a famous painting by the celebrated artist Rosa Bonheur, is on exhibition at the store of B.B. Fowler's company, Glens Falls. The canvas is about ten foot square and the painting is valued at $47,000 and is owned by a syndicate who has leased it to Fowler's for a limited time. "Old Darby" is an old workhorse who is shown looking out the door of his stall.
Lake George lover dies
Lily, Duchess of Marlborough, daughter of the late Commodore Price of New York, died Jan. 11, 1909 at her home in England. The duchess was a native of Troy and spent most of her summers in Lake George.
The year 1908 as a whole was warmer than any 12 months during the past 15 years. A cold wave arrived from the west yesterday, Jan. 6, 1909 and today we are enjoying fine, bracing winter weather. Tomorrow is expected to be much colder. There is an epidemic of measles in Graphite.
Fifty-one new books were placed on the shelves of the Richards Library.
At The Glen, Charles Baldwin is drawing pine logs to the sawmill. Joseph Whipple's teams are drawing wood. Edwin Wood is working as a teamster.
Lewis Thomson and Philip E. Rice, of Warrensburgh, have purchased 2,709 acres of timber land of the Spire Falls Company in the towns of Stony Creek, Hadley and Day. (Note...Lewis Thomson was a land speculator who in 1906 built the house that is known today as the "Cornerstone Victorian" bed and breakfast. His son-in-law, Philip E. Rice, who died in 1948, lived there in later years with his family when the house was known as "Ye Old Guest House" and "Rice's Guest House."
Otis W. Howe of Luzerne and Miss Emma M. Frost of Thurman were married Dec. 22, 1908 at the Methodist Episcopal parsonage, Warrensburgh by the Rev. J.C. Booth.
Hubert Haveron and Miss Theresa Donnelly were married Dec. 31, 1908 at St. Joseph 's Church, Olmstedville by the Rev. Father Savage.