•100 Years Ago - May, 1909•

U.S. president to visit Warrensburgh

U.S. Vice President James Schoolcraft Sherman, Speaker "Uncle Joe" Cannon, prominent state officials and possibly even William Howard Taft, our 27th president, are to be the guests of Senator James Emerson of Warrensburgh in July, 1909 on an automobile trip through the Adirondacks enroute to the Champlain Tercentennial celebration.

Senator Emerson will meet the party at Schenectady with automobiles sufficient to transport his guests. This party is expected to include the largest assemblage of prominent men which ever visited this area at one time. On route, Warrensburgh will give the senator's guests a royal reception.

Wintry weather persists

Snow squalls prevailed May 3, 1909 in this area. Trailing arbutus is beginning to open but the cool weather and lack of sunshine has retarded the flowering. The log drive in charge of Jack Donohue is camped at O.K. slip near North Creek. The Hudson River log drive, in the charge of Ashley Kellogg of Glens Falls, is camping at The Glen. Quite a number of men from that place are employed on the drive. The river is very high there owing to a flood from the Goodnow Dam.

Cows dead, clergyman irate

The Rev. E.M. Parrott, an Episcopal clergyman who conducts a dairy farm near Lake George, brought a case against the Hudson Valley Railroad Company to recover $350 for the killing of six of his cows, a part of a herd of 20, who were being driven on the trolley company's right of way when they were struck. The plaintiff alleged that the motorman recklessly and wantonly ran down the cattle. A verdict of no cause for action was returned.

Unexplained death investigated

Patrick Keays, a former Warrensburgh boy, the eldest son of Frank Keays, was killed a short distance north of Comstock. He was employed at the Atlantic and Pacific Gulf Co. on its barge canal at Comstock.

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