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Meanwhile, Ransom Wilsey, 63, later saying he knew nothing of all this, walked to Warrensburgh, intending to go to Glens Falls on the trolley and he was waiting on the Warren House porch (now Stewart's Shop lot) when Sheriff T.J. Smith arrested him. Wilsey claimed to have no knowledge of the shooting, saying that he had not fired a gun in 20 years and that he had no trouble with Pasco. Edward Potter, who heard the shot fired and Charles Baker, son of Eugene Baker, who stayed at Wilsey's house the night before, were interviewed by the sheriff. The investigation will continue as soon as Pasco gets out of the hospital.

Sam Pasco has been implicated in a lot of scrapes and has served time in the Albany Penitentiary and Dannemora Prison. He has a lot of enemies in the Thurman, Johnsburgh and Stony Creek area.

(Note... Only five months earlier Lewis Olden had sworn out a warrant for Sam and had him charged with assault. Eight years later, after this incident, in April of 1918, he died from being shot in the back by a deputy sheriff when he was running from the law after he had shot and killed Orley Eldridge. Sam Pasco, whose legend lives on, is buried beneath a boulder in the Pasco Cemetery, Thurman.)

Benefactress restores history for all

The west barracks at Fort Ticonderoga have been restored to appear as they did during theRevolutionary War and this June, 1910 the barracks will open as a museum. The barracks will contain the gun which was carried by Col. Ethan Allen when he demanded the surrender of the fort in 1775 "In the name of the great Jehovah and the Continental Congress." There are also many other relics of the war on display.

Mrs. Stephen H. Pell, in whose family has owned the property for many years, is bearing the expense of the restoration of the fort. Her summer home is on the property.

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