Alleged criminals on trial
The November term of the Warren County Court will be convened at the courthouse at Lake George on Nov. 27, 1911 with County Judge George S. Raley presiding. There are eight cases on the calendar.
Two youths, Arthur Benway and Claude Copeland, are charged with grand larceny for allegedly stealing two bicycles in Glens Falls and riding them to Schenectady where they tried to sell them.
Lewis Vandenburg is accused of having sold liquor at Glen Lake without a license. Charles Bull of Lake George is charged with burglary in the second degree with having broken into the Selleck store at Lake George.
William Landers of North River is charged with forgery, third degree for allegedly passing a check for $9 to which the name of James Shannahan of Warrensburgh had been signed. Joseph Frasier of Graphite is charged with robbery, third degree for having robbed Lewis Deno, an aged Hague resident of $2.
Floyd Johnson of Johnsburgh is charged with second-degree robbery for having taken $90 and a gold watch from Lewis Robbins of North River. William Leonard of Glens Falls was indicted by the Grand Jury last spring on a charge of selling liquor on Sunday and the case was held over.
Arthur Gilman and Edward Sherman are charged with second-degree assault on Harry Heiler who was badly cut up in a fight in front of Ed Lashaway’s saloon on Upper West St., Glens Falls. Sherman is charged with striking Heiler with a bottle while Gilman was fighting with him.
Timothy Hill charged with murder
The Grand Jury of Essex County Supreme Court in Elizabethtown indicted Timothy Hill of Minerva for murder in the first degree on a charge of having poisoned Mrs. Morris Loveland of that town last August, 1910. Hill was arraigned and entered a plea of not guilty. Edward J. Spain of Newcomb was foreman of the jury.
Hill was arrested at Horicon a few years ago for the murder of Amasa Mead at Chestertown, years before, but there was not sufficient evidence to hold him.
Pain drives man to suicide
Alexander Van Pomer, 55, committed suicide Nov. 17, 1911 by hanging himself with a steel wire wrapped around a beam in a barn at his home in Fort Edward.
A few weeks ago, Van Pomer had a tooth extracted in Albany and since than his jaw has bothered him, driving him crazy with pain. Portions of the jaw had been cut away. He was discovered shortly before breakfast by his wife who went to call him.
Alexander Van Pomer was the father of John Van Pomer, the Fort Edward aeroplane inventor.
Tree came crashing down
Charles Morehouse of North Thurman was struck on the shoulder and arm by a falling tree Nov. 17, 1911 and was painfully injured. Morehouse and Bert Bills were cutting down a tree on the Meadowbrook Stock Farm and in falling it lodged in a pine tree adjoining. When Morehouse tried to dislodge it a heavy limb on the pine broke off and struck his shoulder. Had it struck him six inches higher there is no doubt that it would have killed him, but as it was he was laid up for only a few days.
Six days of agony
Edwin Upton of Warrensburgh, who recently lost a valuable beagle hound while hunting in the northern part of town, found the animal Nov. 18, 1911 with one of its front legs caught in a steel trap. The poor beast’s limb was terribly lacerated and it must have endured excruciating agony during the six-day period of its imprisonment.
Upton brought the dog home and has since given it the tenderest of care. Dr. Pitcher dressed the wound and is confident that with Upton’s faithful co-operation he will be able to save the injured leg and restore its usefulness.
Fortunately the trap was not strong enough to break the bone. The high prices of pelts have caused many hunters to set traps this fall to catch rabbits. skunks and muskrats. These fur bearing animals are said to be plentiful this season. The person who set the trap and than failed to visit it for a week to relieve the sufferings of any animal that might be caught in it, was guilty of inexcusable negligence and cruelty.
Happy couples wed
The home of Mr. and Mrs. David E. Palmer in Lewisville, Warrensburgh was the scene of a happy wedding at 7 a.m. Nov. 23, 1911 when their only daughter, Miss Crystal Palmer was married to Elmer W. Labrum of Albany. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Thomas J. Hunter, pastor of the Baptist Church. The couple left immediately after the ceremony for 38 Grove Street, Albany where Mr. Labrum, a former Warrensburgh resident, had prepared a cozy home for his bride.
In other news, Henry Johnson and Mrs. Cora Ross, both of Wevertown, were married by Rev. D.E. Williams Nov. 20, 1911 at the Methodist Episcopal parsonage in Johnsburgh.
Horicon resident dies
Orrin Pease. 73, a lifelong resident of Horicon, died of cancer Nov. 14, 1911 after a long and painful illness. Besides his widow he is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Fred Bump and Mrs. Julius Sprague, both of Adirondack as well as two adopted sons, Vollie Nichols of Pottersville and Henry Pease of Horicon. Internment was in the Underwood Cemetery.
Comedy opens at Music Hall
“Home Fries,” a comedy-drama in three acts by Arthur Lewis Tubbs, author of “The Country Minister,” which was so successful in Warrensburgh last winter, will be presented at Music Hall about Thanksgiving time under the direction of Nelson DuFresne, to benefit the Washington trip fund of the Warrensburgh High School Class of 1912. Rehearsals are now in progress.
Rabbits and partridge are quite plentiful in West Stony Creek this fall and quite a large number have been captured. R.D. Adams of Warrensburgh will pay cash for hides. Sanford J. Dow of North Thurman killed an April pig that weighed 300 pounds.
Congratulations are in order over the election of a Republican town board in Athol, something we have not ever been favored with until recently. Charles Baker was elected supervisor.
Edward Tripp of Warrensburgh, who was operated upon for appendicitis last month at Glens Falls Hospital, is making excellent progress. Recently it was rumored here that he was dead and general sorrow was expressed — and later there was much relief that the report was false.
The Rev. David Millington of Bakers Mills had an appointment to preach in the Kenyontown Methodist Church on Sunday evening recently and he failed to show up.
Earl French of Lake George and Miss Alberta Russell of Warrensburgh were married by the Rev. S.C. Fox Oct. 12, 1911 at Fairview Cottage.
Gladys Armstrong of Garnet is recovering from scarlet fever. Esmond Smith of Adirondack has gone to Glens Falls to become a chauffeur.
Readers are welcome to contact Adirondack Journal correspondent Jean Hadden at firstname.lastname@example.org or 623-2210.