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•100 Years Ago - August, 1909•

Boy learns bitter lesson

A touring car driven by Harry Kellogg, 19, son of Ashley T. Kellogg of Glens Falls, formerly a prominent businessman of Warrensburgh, ran over and seriously injured Edward LeClair, 8, son of Louis LeClair of Glens Falls. The accident occurred directly in front of City Hall on Ridge St.

Hanging onto the rear end of a brick wagon as it was coming down the street was the LeClair boy. Kellogg began tooting his horn and the boy let go of the wagon and ran for the sidewalk where his sister was yelling at him, passing in front of the automobile. Kellogg immediately applied the brakes but the momentum of the machine carried the forward wheel over the youth's abdomen.

The child was taken to the office of Dr. Little and than he was driven home by Harry Kellogg in the touring car. Eye-witnesses said that Kellogg was in no way at fault.

Lake George News

The formal opening of the new parish house of St. James Church, Lake George, took place the evening of Aug. 10, 1909. The Rev. C.O. Judkins of Glens Falls was the principal speaker. George Foster Peabody, Henry W. Hayden, Mr. Tommasso and Daniel Imrie all contributed a few words on this special occasion.

William Lockhart, 83, died Aug. 16, 1909 at East Lake George. Burial was in the Lake George Cemetery.

A total of 9,735 voters are registered for the upcoming election in Warren County. There are 650 registered in Caldwell (Lake George) and 845 registered in Warrensburgh. The vote this year will be heavy because of so many local issues.

The Lake George Steamboat Co. has received plans from W.A. Fletcher & Co., of Hoboken, N.J. for the new steamer which will be built this winter at the Baldwin docks on Lake George. It will succeed the Horicon, which will be dismantled. The Horicon was built in 1876 and has been remodeled several times. The new boat will be named the Horicon and will take the trip now handled by The Sagamore.

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