Turning Back The Pages

City Judge Merrill fined the festive O’Rourke $20 and 60 days in the county jail but later suspended the last part of the sentence.

Convicted of wife’s murder

The trial of George Quick of Kings Station, for the murder of his wife at that place on Sept. 4, 1911, was completed Saturday, Dec. 16, 1911 at Ballston and Quick was found guilty of murder in the second degree. Justice J.A. Kellogg of Glens Falls, who presided at the trial, sentenced him to not less than 20 years at Dannemora Prison. The maximum of the sentence is the natural life of the prisoner.

The trial began Dec. 11, 1911. The result of the jury’s deliberations was announced by foreman N. Lester Beswick of Wilton, formerly of Warrensburgh.

The prisoner had nothing to say when he heard the verdict but appeared to be pleased with the outcome of the trial. Quick is 29, and it is doubtful that he will survive his long term in prison as he is thought to be dying of consumption (pulmonary tuberculosis). (Note…The complete story of the brutal murder of Quick’s beautiful 25-year-old wife, who was shot in the back and dumped in the woodshed, appeared in the Sept. 17, 2011 Adirondack Journal.)

Hog carcass switched?

Jerome Lindsay of Luzerne hired Tyrus Flanders, a butcher, to kill his hog. Flanders did the job and took the carcass to his market to dress it.

Lindsay claims he sent back another hog weighing 100 pounds less and he has sued the butcher to recover the difference in value.

Treasure beyond price

Orley Wood, who went to San Francisco from Warrensburgh about two years ago, on Nov. 28, 1911 took unto himself a wife in the person of Miss Lillian McLeod of that city.

Mr. Wood has a good position in the cutting department of Ulman, Selligsohn & Brown’s shirt factory. He writes his people here that he is prosperous, contented and happy with a good wife, a treasure beyond price, who has made his life still more attractive.

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