Turning Back the Pages 8-21-10

Restitution came too late

After lying helpless for eight years with a broken back, Thomas Maloney, 49, died at the home of Mrs. Elizabeth Bowler in Glens Falls. Mr. Maloney was employed as a teamster by the Hudson River Water Power Co. during the construction of the company's power house and dam at Spier Falls. He fell off his wagon and his back was broken.

The company agreed to provide for him for the rest of his life, but after three years refused to continue to do so. A verdict of $10,000 he received last spring in state Supreme court against the company for the injuries is pending in the appellate division. He is survived by a widow, one son and three daughters.

Elevator crashed, bones smashed

John Wright was painfully injured Aug. 16, 1910, in the Hadley mill by the falling of an elevator. Both ankles were dislocated and the right heel crushed. The injured man is now resting comfortably and his physician thinks he might fully recover. Wright has been employed at the mill for several years and is a valued employee.

Big storm leaves great damage

The Rev. Stewart Fuller's barn and contents at Riverbank were burned during the thunderstorm the evening of Aug. 14, 1910. He had just put a new roof on the structure.

Lightning struck Timothy Hurley's house in Warrensburgh and in Senator Jim Emerson's barn, knocked a horse over and killed Louis Albert Emerson's dog, Jack up in the hay loft.

Mrs. Adella Dodge's house in Lewisville (River Street, Warrensburgh) was struck, also a tree in W.L. Smith's door yard. A barn on the Simeon Hall farm in North Caldwell, owned by A.C. Emerson & Co., was burned with 20 tons of hay. A barn on the Stewart Fuller place in West Bolton was burned with seven tons of hay. The next day, Aug. 15, 1910, hail, the size of large peas, fell on Bakers Mills and Sodom.

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