Going after Papa's estate
Mrs. Katherine Curtis, daughter of Mrs. Mary L. (Smith) Larrabee, formerly of Glens Falls, has lodged charges against her mother and Albert E. Petrie, a former student of Syracuse University, who she claims robbed her of a share of her father's fortune which is estimated at between $150,000 and $200,000. She accuses them of having influenced her father to transfer all his property to his wife.
Curtis' father, George S. Larrabee, was engaged in the cracker business under the name of Young & Larrabee and after a long time in business he sold out to the National Biscuit Co.. He died in 1910 in Illinois and his body was brought back to Glens Falls where, on April 6, 1910, it was buried. Katherine Curtis, who is making these serious charges against her mother, is an adopted child.
Adirondack home set ablaze
Charles Kingsley's residence at Adirondack came near being destroyed by fire Monday around 5:30 p.m. Mr. Kingsley was working in a lumber camp near Schroon Lake. Mrs. Kingsley and the younger children were visiting a friend for a few days. The two boys who were home alone left a good fire and went to the post office and one of them returned home and found the house full of smoke.
W.L. Porter's men were just coming home from the day's work and they with the other men nearby soon had plenty of help and in a short time the fire, which caught in the chimney, was under control. The roof and rooms on the back part of the house were badly damaged.
Trolley car incidents kill woman, maim pastor
Mrs. Mary Dee, a middle-aged woman, was struck and killed Feb. 12, 1911 by a Hudson Valley Railway trolley car near Glens Falls. In company with another woman, she attempted to get out of the way of the oncoming car, but in her confusion was caught by another trolley on the opposite track. She was removed from under that car alive but died in Glens Falls Hospital a few hours later.
In other news, Rev. Dr. Daniel H. Martin, pastor of the Glens Falls Presbyterian Church, is able to resume his clerical duties after an enforced idleness of several months due to injuries suffered in a trolley crash of the Hudson Valley railway at Thomson. Dr. Martin has not even yet fully recovered from the shock.
George Goodson, also of Glens Falls, is still confined to his bed with injuries suffered in that same wreck.
Mrs. Mary L.N. Curtis, whose husband was killed at the Hudson Valley crossing at Round Lake on Labor Day, 1909, last October, 1910, secured a verdict of $18,500 against the Hudson Valley Railway in the Supreme Court at Ballston. This is one of the largest verdicts ever given in a negligence suit in Saratoga County.
Local store selling baldness cure
At the Rexall store in Warrensburgh, Dickinson & Bertrand is selling bottles of Rexall "93" hair tonic like hotcakes. The buyer has the personal guarantee of the store that the tonic will grow hair on bald heads, except in cases where baldness has been of such long duration that the roots of the hair are entirely dead and the follicles closed and grown over and the scalp is glazed. The trial will not cost the buyer a penny if it does not give absolute satisfaction. The small size bottle is 50 cents and the large one is $1.
School decides no more common drinking cup
A meritorious reform in sanitation has been brought about at the Warrensburgh High School by abolishing the public drinking cup. Recently three drinking fountains were installed as an experiment and they were found to work well. Ten more fountains have been ordered for the grade rooms as the next step toward better hygiene.
In other news, "Down in Dixie," a southern play of Civil War times, was presented at Music Hall in Warrensburgh on Saturday morning, Feb. 25, 1911 by the young people of the North Creek High School. Arnold Stone played Harvey Wells, a colonel in the Federal army and Harrison Braley portrayed George Washington Bangs, a Herald newspaper reporter.
Chicken thieves nabbed
For quite some time, residents of lower Main St. in Warrensburgh have been annoyed by chicken thieves and several wood piles have also been raided.
One recent morning, Lewis Everts, found a fine Plymouth Rock rooster missing from his flock and discovered that his woodpile had diminished in size considerably during the night. He had more than a suspicion as to where these things went to and securing a constable he raided the home of the man he suspected. The evidence was so strong that the culprit confessed and paid $10 to settle the case.
Out with the old, in with the new
Plans and bids for the erection of the Delaware & Hudson Co.'s new station to replace the one that has been in use at Lake George were completed last fall. The work on the new station is now coming along nicely. The plans call for the erection of a one-story structure of brick with stucco finish, with a tower. The building is being erected on the site of the old station and will be ready for occupancy by the coming spring.
In other Lake George news, a force of men is making extensive improvements to the Warren County Jail. An addition is being built to the north side of the jail which will be two stories high. This addition will give the sheriff's office more room and will provide for two rooms for women not charged with any crime, whose detention is necessary to assure their appearance at trial. The men's and women's apartments will be arranged so that conservation between male and female will be impossible.
Civil War veteran succumbs
Ashel Galusha, 78, died Feb. 7, 1911 at his home in Horicon where he had been a resident for32 years. He was a veteran of the Civil War and served in Company A., 123rd regiment, N.Y. Volunteers. He is survived by a widow and one daughter, Mrs. Vollie Nichols and five grandchildren, all residents of Horicon. Burial was in Elbow Cemetery, Horicon.
Crowd at city hall for dog licensing
Following several arrests for violating the dog license ordinance, a large number of dog owners from Glens Falls made a raid on the City Clerk's office to purchase tags for their dogs. Two persons have previously been sent to jail for five days while others have paid fines of $5 for not obeying the dog licensing law.
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Patrick Daley, 17, of Glens Falls, has been committed to a sanitarium in Saratoga to be treated for insanity caused by fast growth. He is over six feet tall.
There is plenty of snow in Riverbank now and lumbermen are busy. Young people spend very enjoyable time on Saturdays coasting down a long hill near the Riverbank home of Effie Pratt. There are many cases of measles in Warrensburgh.
Frank Robbins and Wesley Morehouse are mining stone at Sodom to be used for the building of abutments of a bridge in Oregon (area in western Johnsburgh near Rte. 8). Six teams are doing the hauling. John Little, of Hague Mountain was in Johnsburgh Corners drawing logs for Arthur Perry. Eben J. Hitchcock of Bakers Mills went to Long Lake, Feb. 10, 1911, with a load of apples.
Mrs. Ann Lynn fell on the ice near her home in Olmstedville and broke her wrist. Her daughter, Mrs. John Clifford, is caring for her.
A son was born Saturday, Feb. 11, 1911 at the Richard Menshauson home in Corinth. The new mother was the former Miss Maude Dingman, formerly of Warrensburgh. The boy was given the name of Marvin Richard Menshauson and his great-grandfather is James O. Cameron.
Charles D. Wilsey, the two-year old son of Orson R. Wilsey, got hold of a cup which contained a small portion of kerosene left over from building a fire and drank it quite freely. Emetics were given and the little fellow suffered no serious consequences.
Himalaya cloth, zibeline poplin, ottoman silk cord, dragon silk, cobweb tissue, madras and percale cloth, all wash goods, may be had at Goodson's Daylight Store in Glens Falls for 25 cents a yard. McCall's patterns are 15 cents each.
In an area village school, a teacher asked the scholars in her class to write a sentence finishing with the two words, "bitter end." One boy wrote, "The Russians had to fight to a bitter end." A seven-year-old youngster named Archie wrote, "Our Pomeranian puppy ran after mother Cooper's cat yesterday and as she was running through the wooden fence, he "bitter end."