Peddler shot in leg
Leroy Tanner, a Warrensburgh tin peddler about 40 years of age, while prowling on Saturday night around a farmhouse in Kenyontown, Thurman, was shot in the leg by a load of buckshot. Norman Russell, 21, is said to have admitted that he did the shooting and claims that Tanner's conduct justified the act.
Tanner had been drinking heavily for about two weeks, spending most of that time in Thurman. Wednesday night he left his horse and cart at the home of Lewis Moon in Kenyontown and went to Athol to procure a fresh supply of booze material. Upon his return, he went to the Russell place and was poking about the house, peering in the windows and rattling the blinds. Young Russell, hearing the noise, went out and ordered him to go away three times and his warnings were ignored. Grabbing his trusty shotgun, loaded with buckshot, he blazed away at the shadowy form and heard a yell of pain but the hasty retreat of the intruder gave him to believe that the shot had not been fatal.
Tanner, with three buckshot pellets imbedded in this right leg and bleeding profusely from his wound, made his way to Lewis Moon's sugar camp about a half-mile away where Moon found him the next morning. He took Tanner to his home and sent for Dr. J.E. Goodman who could not locate the pellets in the badly swollen leg and ordered the man to Glens Falls Hospital. He was taken to Warrensburgh where he was sent alone on the trolley car to Glens Falls where he was met by an ambulance. Because his wounds were promptly treated, he is expected to fully recover.
Car runs down child
Doris Norton, three-year-old daughter of F.R. Norton of Bolton, was struck and almost killed by a touring car owned by B.J. Cloonan of Hudson Falls and driven by Patrick Cronin.
The child was playing in front of the Exchange Hotel, which was conducted by her parents. She suddenly crossed the road in front of the approaching machine as the driver did everything in his power to avoid the collision but was unable to do so. Cronin picked up the almost lifeless body of the little girl and placed it in his car and rushed it to the Sagamore Hotel to seek medical aid but she expired before he got there. She sustained a deep cut on her head.
Cronin returned to the Exchange Hotel and registered his name and address according to the law.
Warrensburgh is facing a water famine. The reservoir of the village waterworks system on Harrington Hill is nearly empty. The several streams which serve as feeders are rapidly drying up and unless there is rain soon, the situation will become even more desperate.
Edward Harrington, who lives on the hill near the reservoir and is employed as fireman at the local shirt factory, visited the reservoir before coming to his work July 6, and swears that he has not exaggerated in the least the gravity of the situation. In this emergency, the greatest economy in the use of water should be practiced and waste should be avoided in any way possible.
Farmers and gardeners hereabouts assert that crops are being burned up and destroyed by the extreme heat and dry weather. On July 13, 1911 the mercury crept up to 104 degrees in the shade.
A woman in Lewisville (River Street area) doing some ironing found that it was possible to heat the irons by simply placing them on a stove griddle placed on the window sill where the sun shone on them.
Crew battles blaze
A fire broke out in the woods opposite Batesville, about a mile north of Lake George village July 12, 1911 and State Fire Patrolman Robert Cunningham of Warrensburgh got out a big force of men to fight it. In spite of a brisk wind, the fire was under control by night fall. A fierce fire raged for several days on Elephant Mt., but this is finally under control.
Mrs. Reuben E. Smith, nee Bertha Cooper, daughter of William Cooper, died at the family home in the northern Chester on Thursday, June 29, 1911 after an illness of one week. From the human view, this is one of the saddest of providences. A young wife in the best of health and in a happy home with husband and parents, her sudden passing has brought a wrench of grief to her large circle of friends and relatives.
Her patience in suffering and calm assurance in facing death speak louder than words her trust in Jesus Christ whom she loved. She was buried in Chestertown beside the babe which has preceded her by just a week.
Man clings to life
Oliver C. Lucia, proprietor of the Carpenter House, Lake George and a brother of George W. Lucia of Warrensburgh, had a stroke of apoplexy the evening of July 3, 1911 and has since been unconscious. He is failing rapidly and there is little hope of his recovery. Mr. Lucia was stricken while alone in his gasoline launch on the lake. Though his entire right side was paralyzed, he managed to guide the boat to the dock before he lapsed into unconsciousness and was carried to the hotel.
The post office at Hill View on Lake George, will hereafter be known as Diamond Point. The change went into effect July 1, 1911.
State Gov. John A. Dix, accompanied by General Verbeck and his staff of officers, stopped at the Crystal Drug Store in Warrensburgh for refreshments July 4, 1911 on their way to Lake George where they dined at the new Fort William Henry Hotel. (Note: The Crystal Pharmacy was beside the sidewalk on the north end of what is now Jacob & Toney's Meat Store of the North.)
The roads in Knowelhurst have automobiles over them nearly every day. The road to West Stony Creek is a good dirt turnpike and many loads of "sports" in autos go over the roadway.
Someone hunting in the woods back of Sanford Kenyon's store in North Thurman, on June 4, 1911, shot Bert Bills' dog through the nose and Mr. Bills had to kill the animal.
Orrin Sprague of Adirondack accidentally discharged his gun Sunday and the bullet went between two of his toes taking the flesh from the side of each toe. Dr. Bibby of Pottersville is attending him.