Turning Back the Pages 8-7-10

A daughter was born July 30, 1910 to Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Young, who recently moved into the Godfrey Watson house on Main St. in Warrensburgh. (Note...The Watson house is now the Alexander Funeral Home.)

Julius McKinstry of Adirondack is working with his team of horses on the road around Brant Lake. Charles Waddell of Wevertown has gone to Cedar Lake to oversee work in the lumber camp.

Benjamin Millington of Bakers Mills is at The Glen cutting hay on the Trisslen place which he bought of E. and W. Moston of Wevertown.

L.W. Brooks finished peeling hemlock bark Aug. 1, 1910 on his job near Seymour Steven's place at Knowelhurst.

John Russell, South Horicon blacksmith, has bought the Bradford Hayes place from Arthur Perry and will move in soon.

World news: celebrity couple flees after murder

Dr. Hawley Harvey Crippen, suspected of having murdered his wife, Belle Elmore, a vaudeville actress, in London and Miss Ethel le Neve, the woman who had fled with him, disguised as a boy aboard the steamship Montrose, were arrested at Father Point, Canada and jailed at Quebec.

Crippen and the woman fled from London just before Belle Elmore's body was found in the cellar of Crippen's London house where it had been buried. Miss le Neve, wearing a suit of boy's clothing, represented herself as Crippen's son.

(Note...Famous in the annals of crime, this case has been depicted on television several times in recent years. In 1910, Crippen, 42, was hanged in London.)

Readers are welcome to contact Adirondack Journal correspondent Jean Hadden at jhadden1@nycap.rr.com or 623-2210.

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