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Turning Back the Pages 6-19-10

Wonders of wireless telegrams, flying machines

Mark the wonderful progress of our modern age in this 20th century: Air flights on heavy machines, telegrams without wires, terrible war inventions to kill our fellow man.

Guns drawn, stones thrown

Revolvers were drawn on Friday June 24, 1910 in a disturbance incident at a strike of the quarrymen employed by the Glens Falls Portland Cement Co. at Glens Falls.

About 50 men, mostly Italians and Syrians, struck for more wages. Some of the men attempted to go to work and were prevented from doing so by the strikers. Deputy Sheriff Hackett drew a revolver on a man who attempted to hit him with a rock and other officers were compelled to draw revolvers when the mob closed in on them.

The trouble was settled when the company agreed to give the men a slight increase in wages.

Riding with the wind

Ed Smith, the popular Adirondack Hotel clerk and W.U. Osborne of Poughkeepsie, who is staying in Warrensburgh at the hotel (now Rite Aid location), enjoyed an auto ride to Schroon Lake and back on Sunday, June 26, 1910, in Senator James Emerson's big touring car. They made the return trip in just over an hour and Ed says there were times the scenery appeared blurred because they were going so fast and he had that empty-in-the-pit of his stomach feeling all the way home.

Driving at night with no lights, lady sent flying

Mrs. Charles Miller, of Minerva, was seriously bruised Monday night, June 27, 1910, when a rig in which she and her husband and their daughter, Mabel were riding, was struck by an automobile driven by Dr. Brush of North Creek. Mrs. Miller was thrown to the ground and was seriously bruised, but no bones were broken.

The accident occurred about midnight at a point near where the road goes along the outskirts of Bank's Woods. The auto struck the wheel of the rig and both the machine and the wagon were wrecked. The car carried no lights, only side lamps and Mr. Miller had no light on his wagon.

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