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Father attempts to kidnap child

Bloomington Wood, a strikebreaker at the mills of the International Paper Company, at Corinth, is a fugitive from justice and is wanted on the charge of attempted murder. It is alleged that Wood entered the home of his brother-in-law, Allan Fish in Corinth and attempted to secure possession of his three-year-old child. Wood did indeed secure possession but his egress was interrupted by his wife and mother-in-law who struggled with him.

Aroused by the noise, Fish appeared and it is alleged that Wood fired his revolver at him, but the course of the bullet was deflected by Fish striking the weapon upward. Wood left quickly and has not been apprehended. Wood is said to have came to Corinth from Ohio for the express purpose of securing the child and took the opportunity of becoming a strike-breaker to make the trip cheaply. A warrant has been issued for his arrest.

Mark Twain dies at home

Samuel Langhorne Clemens, 74, known to the world as Mark Twain - humorist, after dinner orator, author and publisher - died Thursday, April 21, 1910 at his country home, Stormfield, near Redding Conn. of angina pectoris, complicated with cardiac asthma. It is widely believed that it was his regular 20 cigars a day habit that dealt him the fatal blow. He referred to his heart as his "tobacco heart."

He was born Nov. 30, 1835 in Florida, Missouri and raised in Hannibal. He lost his beloved wife, Olivia and two of his children. His daughter, Jean Clemens died suddenly last fall in 1909. His daughter, Clara and her husband, Osip Gabrielowitz, the Russian pianist, were at the deathbed, with him to the end.

Gov. Hughes of Glens Falls moves up

Charles Evans Hughes, a native son of Glens Falls and a distinguished governor of New York State, has accepted President William Howard Taft's offer of an appointment to the Supreme Court bench and his nomination is now before the Senate. That means that Governor Hughes will resign from the governorship and that Lieutenant Governor Horace White of Syracuse will succeed him in the executive chair. (Note: Gov. Hughes did indeed quit his job as governor in 1910 after holding that office for three years and went on to become a Justice of the Supreme Court from 1910 to 1916, Secretary of State, 1921 to 1925 and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court from 1930 to 1941. He was born April 11, 1862 at 135 Maple St. in Glens Falls and died Aug. 27, 1948.)

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