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Later, when the sheriff forced his way into the Jackson home back in Warrensburgh, against the mother's protests, he found his horse thief. Jackson admitted having stolen the animal and said he was intoxicated and did not realize what he was doing.

State acquires Indian artifacts

James A. Holden of Glens Falls, treasurer of the New York State Historical Society, has placed in the hands of Arthur C. Parker, State Archaeologist, a collection of Indian relics acknowledged by experts to be the most valuable collection in existence.

Mr. Holden donated the collection to the State of New York to replace the collection recently destroyed by fire in the state capitol. It comprises hundreds of rare archaeological, ethnological, geological and paleontological specimens acquired by the late Dr. Austin Wells Holden during his lifetime and bequeathed to his son, the present donor.

(Note ... James A. Holden went on to become New York State Historian at a then huge salary of $4,500 a year. The story of these two remarkable men, father and son, was told in this history column in the Dec. 11, 2010 Adirondack Journal.)

Editor enters state asylum

Charles A. Perrin, night editor of the Glens Falls Morning Post Star, has been committed to the state asylum at Utica. Mr. Perrin has been receiving treatment at the Marshall Sanitarium in Troy. The cause of the mental breakdown is attributed to overwork in the newspaper business. Mr. Perrin, 22 years old, graduated from the Glens Falls Academy in 1908 after which he entered the newspaper business. (Note ... I have seen firsthand for many years that being a newspaper editor is only for the very brave of heart!)

Resurrected boat on Lake George

The boat Winninish, owned and ran on Lake George by LeGrand C. Cramer of Troy, which was recently sunk in New York Harbor, will be duplicated at once. Mr. Cramer has been assured by the builders, Seabury & Co., that work will be commenced soon on the new craft so that it will be ready for use on the lake not later than July 1, 1911. (Note ... In 1908 LeGrand Cramer raced his Winninish against the Simplex XV in a 62-mile endurance run through the length of Lake George and back and Cramer lost that lake championship regatta. The average speed of the winner was 26 and a half miles per hour. Cramer's "summer cottage" was located near Diamond Point. A wealthy men, he was on the board of directors of several banks. He was a member of the Lake George Printing Company, which published the Lake George Mirror.

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