Kicking up their heels
The first post-Lent dance will be held at the Warrensburgh Music Hall on April 12, 1912.
Event organizer Berry Woodward said, “And believe me, it’s going to be some dance,” he said. Woodward, as well as Henry S. Bertrand, Thomas O’Connor and Lee F. Stockton, are in charge of the arrangements.
This is a dance for the older citizens — the settled-down folks who have rather withdrawn from the social whirl and left the field to the rising generation. Once a year, however, they break loose and return to their old ways at the Music Hall. To see Lou Emerson and Tom Smith shoe’er down in the Virginia Reel or the Money Mush, takes one back to the good old days before the Turkey Trot and the Bear Hug and even the two-step and the waltz — the good old days when the contra-dances were “all the go.”
Just watch the old fellows and their wives dance these oldies and you’ll witness poetry in motion. Some of the young ones will be allowed to attend — but they will be expected to let their elders take the lead in the evening’s sport.
The music will be furnished by Martine’s Orchestra of Glens Falls under the direction of Joseph Tierney, the accomplished Albany violinist. Supper will be served by the O’Connor Brothers next door at the Adirondack Hotel.
Garnet mine blast kills worker
Joseph Rando, 40, died at Glens Falls Hospital on April 5, 1912, from the effects of injuries received in an accident at the North River Garnet Mine. He was employed there and was attending to his duties when a blast exploded prematurely and he was severely bruised by many fragments of rock, one of which fractured his skull.
Dr. William R. Lee of North Creek attended him and advised that he be taken to the hospital to be operated upon by Dr. T.H. Cunningham and he was taken to Glens Falls on the afternoon train. His condition was so weak that the operation was not performed. Rando was unconscious from the time of the accident until his death.
Wedding bells are ringing
Word has been received that Dennis Bennett of Los Angeles, and Miss Mary Gordon of Downey, California were married Jan. 13, 1912. Bennett was formerly a resident of Warrensburgh. His first wife, who accompanied him to California some twenty years ago, has been dead for about two years (No: Dennis Bennett was the uncle of famous Warrensburgh aviator Floyd Bennett who flew Admiral Richard Byrd over the North Pole on May 29, 1926 in a three-motored airplane known as the Josephine Ford. Floyd’s father was Wallace Bennett.)
George Town and Miss Anna Duell were married at Chestertown on Feb. 21, 1912 by the Rev. Thomas Bellringer.
Charles Sexton and Mrs. Ella Duell, both of Hague, were married Saturday evening, Feb. 24, 1912.
Mrs. Anna Dietz, formerly of Stony Creek, was married to Leon Hall of Johnstown on March 20, 1912.
Hanford Gregory and Miss Gladys Ormsby, both of Horicon, were married there Thursday, April 4, 1912.
Claude Hayes and Miss Goldie Raymond of Horicon were married Saturday, April 6, 1912.
The marriage of Arnold Scripter of North Warrensburgh and Miss Laura McKee of Minerva was solemnized at the Baptist Church in Minerva on Easter morning, April 7, 1912, right after the Easter service.
Minister’s mother dies
Mrs. Flora W. Smith Purdy, 69, died Monday morning, April 8, 1912 at the rectory of the Church of the Holy Cross, Warrensburgh, where she resided with her son, the Rev. Guy Harte Purdy. Death was caused by a shock following acute stomach trouble.
Henry Phillips was at one time a resident of dear old Glens Falls and he came back there for a visit recently. During the season of 1893 he conducted a hotel on Lake George.
The terrible tragedy of 1893 is recalled by the fact that his boat, The Rachel, went down and a dozen persons lost their lives. They were on their way to a ball down the lake. How time flies!
Sherman opens new store
Alonzo Sherman has opened a bicycle shop in the store in the Pasko block formerly occupied by Orson R. Wilsey. He will sell the Dayton & Hayerford wheels and do repairing. He is also agent for the Alfred Peat and Potter wallpapers of which he shows a fine line of samples. (Note: Alonzo Sherman was the father of Francis “Frank” Sherman who has owned a motorcycle shop, just above the cemetery, for many years on upper 174 Hudson St., Warrensburgh. The Alexander Pasko block was just south of today’s Floyd Bennett bandstand.)
Sweet and sour notes
The new blacksmith shop in the Everts building, lower Main St., Warrensburgh, is now open to the public for first-class horseshoeing, auto and carriage repairing. The prices are reasonable and the work is guaranteed.
John McKane is running a barber shop in Johnsburgh at the store of Hutchins & Ross.
Henry Bennett of Garnet lost a valuable horse, one of the team he purchased recently from Fred Bennett of Warrensburgh.
John and Orley Potter of Pottertown are drawing logs to The Glen. George Potter took a load of maple syrup to Warrensburgh.
George Thomas Purvee lost a good cow one day recently. (Note: ”Tom” Purvee was the brother of Almeda Purvee Robinson, the grandmother of my late husband, Merv Hadden.)
Mrs. Carrie Brown sold her residence in Bakers Mills to Caroline Hitchcock. James Smith of Johnsburgh is ill with rheumatism. Harry Smith of Bakers Mills is recovering from a severe attack of “LeGrippe.” George Wood is seriously ill with typhoid fever at his home on South St., Warrensburgh. At Riverbank, J.J. Latham is suffering from the prevailing distemper and Milo Weaver of New Vermont Road is ill with typhoid pneumonia.
For sale: Strictly fresh eggs are 20 cents a dozen at local stores. Handsome heavy brass beds are on sale for $12.50 at Burger’s store, 26 Warren St., Glens Falls.
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