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Turning Back the Pages 7-10-10

Blueberries are said to be plentiful on Cat Mountain near Riverbank. Nearly everyone in Hague has whooping cough. Sunday, July 24, 1910, it was 96 degrees in the shade.

Everyone is haying. The crop on the old ground and new seeding is good but on old dry meadows the three last dry summers and the white grubs have destroyed nearly all the grass roots. Oats are a good crop.

A goodly number of Bakers Mills townspeople went on Monday, July 25, 1910 to make a haying bee to cut the hay for Etson Hitchcock who is ill with rheumatism. Some of the women went along to do the cooking.

Girl dead, man flees

Jennie LaFountain, who was shot on the Boulevard in Glens Falls on the evening of June 12, 1910 by Frank Ciliberto, an Italian, died Friday evening, July 22, 1910 in the Glens Falls Hospital. The child, she was only 16 years old, was taken to the hospital on the night of the shooting and at first she began to improve, but a week before her death, however, she took a turn for the worse and failed to rally.

Ciliberto disappeared completely and no trace of him has since been found, although Sheriff Smith, his deputies and the police force of Glens Falls have worked faithfully to find a trace of the murderer. The funeral was held Monday, July 25, 1910 from St. Alphonsus Church, Glens Falls.

Sheriff Smith doubled the reward from $250 to $500, having secured the consent of the Board of Supervisors, and hundreds of circulars containing Ciliberto's photograph have been circulated.

Gone in the blink of an eye

George H. Taylor of Luzerne, 56, was instantly killed on Friday morning, July 22, 1910, by a large gear weighing seven tons falling on his body while he was at work in the pulp mill at Hadley. The accident occurred about 10 o'clock when the repair gang was fixing the shafting in the large gear wheels.

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