•100 Years Ago - May, 1909•

In a rear-end collision caused by slippery rails, eight persons were injured, three quite severely, by flying glass on May 1, 1909 at Glens Falls. An inter-urban trolley car of the Hudson Valley Railroad Co. ran into a local train while the latter was at a standstill to discharge passengers. Neither car was derailed but nearly all of the windows were broken.

Stories from near and far

The Delaware and Hudson Railroad and New York Central, as of June 11, 1909, will be charging for dogs as express baggage. The rate will be one-sixth of the passenger rate.

A terrible accident, due to a premature explosion of dynamite, occurred the afternoon of May 12, 1909 at the Callahan Stone Quarry a few miles from Albany and 15 men were killed including John Callahan, general manager of the plant.

M.J. Haverty, manager of the New Rockwell Hotel, Luzerne, has leased the Globe Hotel, Glens Falls and on May 5, 1909 he has taken possession.

John Swan, of Warrensburgh, who is at present employed in Mason's Meat Market, Glens Falls, recently found a perfectly rounded pearl while opening clams. A Glens Falls jeweler says the pearl is worth about $75.

Oscar Ordway, of West Stony Creek, plans to build several cottages near the lake this spring which will be used for summer visitors. Edgar Ordway sold his fine pair of horses to a butcher named Smith from Mechanicville.

Weddings celebrated locally

Jay Harrington and Miss Sarah Needham were married the evening of May 5, 1909 at the home of the bride's father, LeRoy Needham in Lewisville (River Street, Warrensburgh).

A pretty wedding took place the evening of May 28, 1909 at the home of the bride's brother, John J. Gates, of Hill View (now Diamond Point), when Miss Anna B. Gates, only daughter of D.S. Gates, was united in marriage with J. Clifton Dudley, of Bolton Landing, by the Rev. Dwight A. Parce, with only the family present. The bride was becomingly attired in light blue silk crepe.

Readers are welcome to contact Adirondack Journal correspondent Jean Hadden at jhadden1nycap.rr.com or 623-2210.

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