Turning Back the Pages

The case of Daniel V. Weller, as administrator of Lillian B. Weller, against E. Ferris Cromley and Dewitt Schermerhorn, druggists of Fort Ann, for negligence was called April 14, 1911 in the Supreme Court of Hudson Falls.

The action resulted from the death of Miss Weller of Fort Ann which occurred about a year ago and which the father claims was due to negligence on the part of the druggists. The young women was not feeling well and asked her sweetheart Frank Hill, formerly of Warrensburgh, to go to the drug store and get some powdered medicine for her. He did as directed but according to the allegations of the plaintiff, instead of being given the proper medicine he asked for, was given a poison by mistake.

The case was bitterly contested by attorneys on both sides. The jury brought in a verdict of no cause for action.

A sad ending

Wilbur Ramsey, 27, of Luzerne died Saturday, April 4, 1911 after a long illness of tuberculosis of the lungs. He was the son of William and Nancy Ramsey and he married Miss Winnie Wood of Athol. Twin sons were born to them in 1906. The day before Wilbur died his youngest twin son Alfred died, which was a heavy blow to the stricken man. Burial was in the Luzerne Cemetery.

Lake George comes alive

The ice has been gradually disappearing from Lake George and the last went out on April 28, 1911. The bays of the lake have been clear for some time but it was not until the last few days of warm weather that the ice in the center of the lake was affected. This break-up causes much relief of the citizens of the town who were fearful of a late season. The Mohican is expected to be the first boat on the lake.

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