Sleek new motor cars on display
The Glens Falls Automobile Co. announced a grand exhibit of the best American and foreign cars at their garage on 74-76 Glen Street, Glens Falls. An orchestra will play every evening for the week long show. The great three-story garage building will be filled with features of interest to the automobile public and there will be a special parlor set aside for the ladies.
Boy dies, parents grieve
William H. Dow, 17, son of Duncan Dow of Thurman, died March 17, 1909, at Parks Hospital, Glens Falls, after being confined for several weeks with a fractured thigh bone in a sledding accident. Young Dow was injured on the same Sunday, Feb. 21, that Mark Dalrymple of Lake George, died in a similar incident.
In company with Miss Ida Brannon, Dow was sliding on the crust near his home in Athol. While going at a high rate of speed, the youthful steersman lost control of the sled and in attempting to slow down, his foot sunk through a soft spot in the crust, stopping his short, the thigh bone being forced through the flesh and badly smashed. The girl was thrown a 55 feet,
The boy was taken to Parks Hospital, Glens Falls, where he languished until 2 o'clock in the morning, March 17, 1909, when he finally died from shock caused from his injuries.
Farmer dies trying to save his horse
Minerva residents were very much shocked to hear of the death of George Stewart which occurred on March 5, 1909. He left his home on Feb. 25, 1909, to skid out some telephone poles from a cedar swamp on his farm. While crossing the swamp his horse broke through the crust and was unable to get up. While trying to assist the animal, which was floundering and jumping, Stewart was seriously injured. He managed to drag himself to his house and Dr. Breen of Olmstedville and Dr. J.L. Fuller of North Creek were summoned. He was removed to the Albany City Hospital on the train from North Creek. There was no improvement in his condition until his suffering was finally ended by death.
Stewart's wife Rhoda Kellogg, a daughter of Deacon Orson Kellogg died Jan. 24, 1895. The two were buried side-by-side in the Westside Cemetery. Four daughters survive them.
Life savings vanish - for a day
James Donnelly, an old man who is employed at the Warrensburgh Paper Mill, at Burnhamville, lost his pocketbook containing about $200 in currency. With the assistance of two men and a lantern he searched the roads nearly all night, but without result. The next day, the old gentleman was sitting in a chair by his woodstove and he spotted it underneath. Donnelly has now decided to keep his hard earned money in the Emerson Bank to avoid another possible nerve-wracking experience.
Husband's death prompts lawsuit
Josephine Dodge, of Malden, Mass., has filed papers in a suit against the town of North Hudson, in which she demands $100,000 in damages for the death of her husband, James E. Dodge on July 27, 1908. On that evening, Dodge, was headed in his automobile from Port Henry to his summer home in Moriah with two companions. In crossing Black Brook, the automobile plunged off the roadway and Mr. Dodge and Lockwood Reed, of Port Henry, were killed. The lawsuit alleges that the road was in a dangerous condition.
War sloop emerges from watery grave
One of the chief treasures that will form a part of the collection of historical relics of Fort Ticonderoga, once restored, will be a 90-foot British war sloop that was raised from the bottom of the lake near the old stone pier where it has lain for the past 132 years. The vessel was found by Mr. Pell and Alfred C. Bossom, the architect in charge of the restoration, while they were exploring the shore front. The soundings also revealed the outline of the stone pier where, in the old days, vessels of war were moored.
Ticonderoga was recaptured from the British in 1777 by Colonel Brown, of Massachusetts, and the records tell that he burned the sloop and also two smaller vessels. In the bow were two large cannon balls. The craft will be placed in the garden at the rear of the fort. The garden itself is to be arranged just as it was in Colonial days.
Tubbs orchestra to play for St. Paddy's Day
Landlord John E. Priest, of the Wevertown Hotel, is preparing to furnish a jolly good time on March 17, 1909, for all who attend his St. Patrick's dance in the hotel ballroom. Tubbs Orchestra, of Warrensburgh, and pianist Mary Brynes, of North Creek, will furnish the music. A turkey supper will be served. Everyone is invited.
The head of Abraham Lincoln is to replace the so-called "Indian Head" on the one-cent piece. The new coins will appear some time in March 1909.
Carl Turner, son of Louis Turner, chef of the Chester House, was in town recently visiting his father. (Turner lived out his life at his neat little house on Carl Turner Rd. near the Starbuckville Dam.)
C.H. Wood offers for sale the commodious and comfortable house adjoining the Warrensburgh Baptist Church, on Main St., and states he will accept farm property in partial payment. This is an excellent opportunity for a well-to-do farmer who desires to move into the village.
William H. Faxon of Chestertown, will import 5,000 pine seedlings from Germany and set them out this spring on his property in Grassville, Horicon. Faxon's father, many years ago, set out several thousand small pine trees in the town of Chester and these have now attained considerable size and make a fine pine grove.
Lincoln legacy lives on
All that is left today of slain President Abraham Lincoln son Robert T. Lincoln married a daughter of Senator Harlan of Iowa. They have a daughter Mary, who married Charles Isham and the couple have one child, born June 8, 1902, a son named Lincoln Isham.
Charles Isham's wife, Julia Burhans is the daughter of the late Colonel Benjamin Peck Burhans of Warrensburgh.
Colonel Burhans, who arrived here in 1836, from Ulster County, was responsible for bringing industry and prosperity to Warrensburgh. The Isham summer home, than called "The Elms," survives today as "The Pillars."
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