Medicine show frowned upon
The patent medicine man and his show have been holding forth in the schoolhouse in Athol and at Kenyontown for the past week. As the entertainment is neither educational nor elevating, we wonder at our trustees letting them have the use of the schoolhouse especially as so many object to allowing religious services in schoolhouses during term time even when conducted by accredited ministers of the gospel.
Bitter bloody fight
Adelbert Daniels of Corinth was charged with maiming George Rickets in Luzerne last winter. Daniels, Rickets and three or four other Corinth youths had skated to Luzerne one Sunday evening and while at the Luzerne Hotel had become intoxicated. A bitter fight developed between Rickets and Daniels and during the scrap Daniels is said to have bit a portion of Rickets' ear off.
A jury found him guilty of second-degree Assault nd Judge Raley sentenced him to one year's imprisonment in the Albany penitentiary, but later suspended the sentence.
Prison again for local horse thief
In Warren County Court at Lake George on June 12, 1911, Daniel Jackson of Warrensburgh, indicted for Grand Larceny in stealing a horse on Spruce Mountain last spring, pleaded guilty and was sentenced by Judge Raley to imprisonment in the Clinton prison at Dannemora for five years and six months. Danny was fresh out of the Elmira Reformatory on parole for a similar crime when this crime was committed. Her had no defense to offer except that he was intoxicated and did not know what he was doing. (Note: The full story of this unusual crime was told in detail in this column in the April 9 Adirondack Journal.)
The bride wore blue
Miss Jane Tobin of Albany and Dr. George Bibby of Pottersville were married June 12, 1911 at the parish house of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Albany by Rev. Father Charles. Miss Helen Tobin, the bride's sister, was the attendant and John Dwyer was best man. The bride wore her traveling gown of blue broadcloth, with a white hat trimmed with willow plumes.
Other couples married recently are Henry Combs of Thurman and Miss Jennie Johnson of Johnsburgh who were wed May 31, 1911 by Rev. D.E. Williams in Johnsburgh.
Albert Fuller of Warrensburgh and Miss Vila Smith of Silver Bay were married by the Rev. G.H. Purdy on June 7, 1911 at the home of Mrs. Fuller's mother, Mrs. A.L. Fuller on Ridge Street, Warrensburgh.
Price of oil going up
Since the Supreme Court has decided that the Standard Oil Co. will have to be dissolved in six months, no doubt Mr. Rockefeller will raise the price of oil a few cents after the dissolution goes into effect for two reasons: first, to convince the public what a good friend they had in the old Standard Oil and secondly to show us that the "dissolved" Standard Oil Co. is still much bigger than the U.S. Supreme Court or anything else we have to buck against it. (Note: There's nothing new under the sun, says the Bible!)
Gun toting discouraged
Gov. John A. Dix has signed Senator Sullivan's anti-gun-toting bill which will become law Sept. 1, 1911. After that date, a person over six years found carrying any kind of a fire-arm concealed about his person without a written license from a police magistrate or justice of the peace, will be guilty of a Misdemeanor.
Lady, boy hurt in separate falls
Mrs. O.C. Lucia, wife of the proprietor of the Carpenter House at Lake George, while washing the windows of the hotel recently, fell from the piazza roof to the ground about 14 feet below and fractured her shoulder. She was picked up off the ground in a semi-conscious state and carried into the hotel where she was attended by a physician and eventually regained her senses.
Percy Combs, while riding down Main St., Warrensburgh on a motorcycle, took a header from the machine in front of Katz & Bierman's tailor shop. He went up in the air a considerable distance and landed in the road with such force as to render him unconscious for some time. He was carried into the tailor shop where Dr. Goodman attended him.
Daily newspaper goes modern
The Glens Falls Post-Star has installed a new Goss web perfecting press which has a speed of 20,000 copies per hour and will print four, six, eight, ten, twelve or sixteen pages simultaneously in one or two colors. The press will be used for the first time Sunday, May 21, 1911 to produce a 16-page newspaper. (Note: The Morning Star ceased publication following its merger with the Morning Post in 1909 to become The Post Star, a morning daily newspaper. Allen Eddy was editor.)
Deaths in the news
John Lloyd, 54, died May 20, 1911 of heart disease. The funeral was held at the home of Warrensburgh Supervisor, Dr. Alfred J. Pitcher with the Rev. G.H. Purdy officiating. (Note: Lloyd was Mrs. Pitcher's brother.)
John Bull, 60, of Bolton Landing, died May 25, 1911 after a long illness of heart trouble.
Ralph Shaw, an old resident of Lake George died Saturday, May 26, 1911 at the home of his son, Ralph Shaw Jr.. Burial was in the Lake George Cemetery.
Norman Stone, 69, a life-long resident of Warrensburgh, died at his home on Alden Avenue, Lewisville on June 4, 1911 of stomach trouble. He had been in failing health for about a year. He is survived by three daughters and two sons. Burial was in the Warrensburgh Cemetery.
Potato bugs are feasting on the tender young plants in gardens. Between the bugs and the weather it looks as though there won't be much of a crop of tubers this year as it has been very hot and dry. If at first you don't raise anything from your garden and flower bed, try, try again. William Daggett of Warrensburgh has been selling tomato plants in Athol.
The Maplewoods baseball team of Warrensburgh defeated the Glens Falls High School team 4-3 in a 10-inning game May 26, 1911 at the Warrensburgh Fairgrounds in one of the best games seen in many a day. The attendance was discouragingly small leaving the management $4 in the hole.
The trout fishing in Lake George so far this year has been far from good. E.R. Vetter of Chestertown has a 40-foot steamboat for sale. Fred Reynolds of North Thurman bought a fine two-seated wagon in Warrensburgh.
Arthur Hayes of Athol is building an addition to his house and Will Havens is putting a new coat of paint on his father's house. T. Thornloe, superintendent of Foxlair camp, passed through Bakers Mills with two blooded cows which he had bought in Poultney, Vt. They came to North Creek by train.
Miss Fannie Roberts of Riverbank is recovering from a severe attack of measles which has seriously affected her eyes. Mrs. Sarah Latham of Bolton Landing has been in South Horicon caring for her brother, Wallace Emerson who died a few days ago. Leroy Bennett of Warrensburgh has gone to Ticonderoga to work in the pulp mill. (Note: Leroy Bennett was aviator Floyd Bennett's brother.)
Readers are welcome to contact Adirondack Journal correspondent Jean Hadden at email@example.com or 623-2210.