100 Years Ago - Jan. 1909

Enraged jealous man throws bomb

One child was cut by flying glass, two others had a narrow escape and a double tenement house on New Alley St. in Glens Falls was wrecked Dec. 31, 1908 when a dynamite bomb was thrown.

The bomb was placed in the hallway of the apartment occupied by Mrs. John Anderson on the second floor and it was believed that it was intended for her. The explosion wrecked the back part of the building and injured Mrs. Anderson 's little daughter.

Anthony Chadwick, a former special policeman, was arrested a few minutes after the explosion. Mrs. Anderson at one time lived with Chadwick, it is alleged, but now lives with her husband. The Andersons were out at the time and the daughter refused to allow Chadwick to enter the apartment. The bomb was thrown upon the landing at the top of the stairs on the second floor. The explosion was heard throughout the city.

Bail was fixed by County Judge Kiley at $2,500 and he is awaiting the April action of the Grand Jury.

Proud to be wed 50 years

Robert and Julia Jarvis celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in Warrensburgh Jan. 5, 1909 together with all their children. Bob Jarvis is in feeble health and the celebration was a quiet one at their home on lower Main St. Their three children are Gilchrist Jarvis, Mrs. C.B. Cunningham and Mrs. George B. Harris. Present also was their grandson, Arthur Cunningham.

Robert Jarvis, who retired 20 years ago, was at one time the leading businessman of Warrensburgh, conducting the largest mercantile establishment north of Glens Falls. He married Miss Julia Kennedy of Hadley Jan. 6, 1859.

Robert, the son of Walter Jarvis, was born in Edinburgh Scotland on Nov. 1, 1830. When Robert was two, his parents came to this country and settled in New York City. After 14 years they moved to Thurman and engaged in farming where the boy remained until he was 24. In 1896 he moved to Stony Creek where he had bought a farm and there he made a comfortable fortune in timber.

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