100 Years Ago • November 1912
Sam Pasco banished from county
Alvin “Sam” Pasco, the notorious Thurman bad man, who on Nov. 18, 1912 in County Court at Lake George was sentenced by Judge Raley to 10 years confinement in Clinton Prison at Dannemora and whose sentence was suspended on condition that he leave Warren County and remain away for ten years, has already violated the conditions of his parole. A bench warrant was issued by Judge Raley on Dec. 4, 1912 for his immediate arrest.
Sam Pasco, 38, had been given 10 days by the judge in which to settle his affairs and leave the county. Judge Raley informed him that at the expiration of the 10 days grace period, a bench warrant would be issued — and if he had not then left the county he would be arrested wherever found and taken to Dannemora.
He promised faithfully to comply with the conditions of his release and stated his intention of going to Canada to work in the lumber woods. The charge to which Sam pleaded guilty was for illegally cutting timber on the Everts place in Thurman. Back in 1898 he was convicted of second-degree Assault for which he served six months in the Albany penitentiary.
A Thurman man reported here on Dec. 4, 1912 that Pasco appeared at the Athol post office that day with a rifle on his shoulder and stated that he had decided to remain in the county. He was evidently in an ugly frame of mind and serious trouble is anticipated when the officers go after him. The warrant is in the hands of Under Sheriff Mac R. Smith and when he goes after Pasco he may be depended upon to apprehend him.
Sam Pasco is the son of the late Leander Pasco who was shot and killed by his son-in-law, Joseph “Cal” Wood on May 10, 1890 on the Aller Wood Road near Creek Centre (Stony Creek). (Note…The full story of Sam’s latest brush with the law was told in this column in the Oct. 20 issue of the Adirondack Journal.)
Flying bullets in Horicon
State Game Protector Fred G. Thomas of Ticonderoga has brought a charge against three Horicon hunters, Daniel Girard, Fred Kingsley and Leonard Frasier, whom he accuses of firing rifle bullets at him while he was engaged in the discharge of his duty. The men were arrested on warrants sworn out by Thomas and are now under bail of $1,000 each.
It is alleged that on Oct. 12, 1912 the three accused men were hunting with two dogs near Lake Pharaoh in the Town of Horicon. Game Protector Thomas came upon them and seeing one of the dogs with the men, asked them to wait a minute. The three men commenced to walk away and Thomas “covered” Frasier. The other two men halted and the other dog came running out of the timber in that instant. Thomas fired at the animal and all three men immediately “covered” him with their guns and threatened his life. They than started to walk away and it is alleged that, on reaching a knoll, they turned around and fired in Thomas’ direction, the bullets striking dangerously near him.
The three men were arrested Nov. 1, 1912 by Constable Robert Galusha of Horicon and all were arraigned that same day before Justice of the Peace Ross who fixed bail and set a hearing for Dec. 4, 1912. Attorney Walter A. Chambers of Glens Falls has been retained by the defendants. There is much local interest in this case.
An honorable life, well spent
Dr. Edwin G. Inlay, 65, a former resident of Stony Creek, died suddenly Oct. 29, 1912 in Moville, Iowa. He was taken with convulsions in the evening and expired the same night.
Dr. Inlay was born on a farm near Monroe, Saratoga County, Sept. 17, 1847 and when he was a child his parents moved to Stony Creek and there he attended the district school. Later he attended the prestigious Warrensburgh Academy and afterwards taught in district schools for 10 years.
He long had a predilection for the profession of medicine and in the spring of 1872 he began the study of the healing arts in the office of the late Dr. Hiram McNutt of Warrensburgh. He afterwards matriculated in Dartmouth Medical College at Hanover, N.H. He graduated in 1878. That fall he began practicing in Conklingville and in 1885 removed to Saratoga Springs.
Fourteen years ago he removed to Iowa where he attained a high place in his profession. He leaves a widow and a son, Erwin Inlay to mourn his loss.
Tucked in for the winter
Jerome Jenkins, a well-known local character of bibulous habits was taken Nov. 26, 1912 to his winter quarters in the County Jail at Lake George by Constable Lon Sherman, having been committed by Justice George Hodgson. Jerome knows just when to hang his hat in the “county hotel” as he has been there for several winters.
Deaths in the news
Mrs. Roxy Reynolds, 88, died at Diamond Point Nov. 5, 1912, at the home of her nephew, Daniel L. Loveland, with whom she resided. Death was caused by blood poison starting from a small sore on the back of her right hand which first appeared five days before her death. She had been in excellent health until that time.
Mrs. Reynolds was a native of Schroon and had lived at Diamond Point about 40 years. She was the sister of Margaret Millington, Emeline O’Donnell and Martin Loveland.
In other news, Nathaniel Ackley, 82, of Stony Creek, died Sunday, Nov. 17, 1912. He is survived by two sons, Thomas and George Ackley, a brother, Chauncey Ackley and a sister, Mrs. Clements.
Election day results
In the recent presidential election in Warrensburgh, 144 voters voted for Progressive “Bull Moose” Teddy Roosevelt, 217 voted for Democrat Woodrow Wilson and 230 voted for Republican William Howard Taft. No one here voted for Socialist Eugene V. Debs. (Note…Woodrow Wilson won nationwide with 41.8 per cent, Teddy Roosevelt came in second with 27.3 per cent and William Howard Taft garnered 23.1 of the vote. Eugene V. Debs received 5.9 per cent.)
The first snow this year of any amount fell the night of Nov. 24, 1912 and the following morning. Over a foot came down and people are running their sleighs.
Cottontail rabbits may be taken and possessed from Oct.1, 1912 to Dec. 31, 1912. The use of ferrets is at all times prohibited. George R. Smith of Johnsburgh and a party of hunters went rabbit hunting recently.
The Warrensburgh Shirt Factory, Woolen Mill and Pants Factory suspended operations on Nov. 28, 1912 for the Thanksgiving holiday. The Warrensburgh High School also closed.
George Moon of Bolton Landing says that two sheep have strayed onto his premises and that the owner may recover them by paying charges.
Charles Duell of Diamond Point lost a nice fat pig when it choked to death. Andrew Eddy is recovering slowly from an attack of blood poisoning caused by being bitten by a cat.
Boyd Kelly of Cleveland, Ohio is visiting his wife at the home of A.A. Ross in Bartonville, Horicon where she is boarding. The South Horicon Hotel is again to be rented as Leland Middleton failed to secure a license.
Miss Margaret Owens, who fell downstairs at the Wayside Inn in Newcomb and hurt her back, is able to be up and around again and has left for a new job in Long Lake.
The new horse shed for the Methodist Episcopal Church in North Thurman is nearly finished and it is expected it will be entirely completed by Nov. 30, 1912. It will be a great convenience for people driving to church.
Readers are welcome to contact Adirondack Journal correspondent Jean Hadden at firstname.lastname@example.org or 623-2210.