Turning Back the Pages

Wallace seeks return of lost cash

Lawrence Wallace placed an ad hoping for the return of $2 in currency that he lost somewhere between the post office and Dr. Cunningham's house on Elm St., Warrensburgh.

A gentleman from The Glen paid for an ad in the Warrensburgh News looking to correspond with a lady, 30 to 40years of age, who would like a good husband and a quiet home in the country. He emphasized that only ladies who mean business needed to answer his ad as "triflers" were not wanted.

A Warrensburgh resident placed an ad to sell a lady's driving mare who was "speedy, a good saddler, absolutely fearless and kind." Included was a fine cutter and assorted horse paraphernalia of all kinds. They would only sell to someone who would guarantee that their "family pet" would have a good and loving home.

New steamer Horicon launched

Regardless of the inclemency of the weather, a large crowd gathered at Baldwin Dec. 1, 1910 to witness the launching of the new 230 foot steamer, Horicon on Lake George. The boat has three decks and a dining room with a seating capacity of 100 people. Mrs. Clifford S. Sims, wife of the vice-president of the Delaware & Hudson Railroad, was the sponsor. She broke a bottle of wine over the bows to christen the Horicon.

The new, modern steel craft took to the water without incident and a great cheer went up. It will be placed in service about July 1, 1911 and will replace the old Horicon which was built in 1876 and was dismantled after 34 seasons on the lake. The old Horicon had made its last regular trip Sept. 10, 1910 and later filled in for three days for the steamer Mohican, which was having repair work done on her boilers, before it had been finally scrapped. The new Horicon will have the latest features known to modern shipbuilding.

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