Both chauffeurs threw on their emergency brake just in time to prevent a catastrophe. The machines came together with a crash throwing Mr. Parker through the wind shield and into a watering trough. The rest escaped unhurt. Lackey’s machine, being larger and heavier than Parker’s, was unscratched. The front of Parker’s car was bent and one of the lamps broken and had to be sent to Glens Falls to be overhauled.
Hanging too good for him
A jury in an out-of-state murder case at the trial of a man over the murder of a woman in an unusually horrible manner, unanimously voted the prisoner guilty of murder in the first degree.
They also decided that hanging was too good for him and set about devising some punishment that would be worse. As a result of their deliberations they brought in a verdict recommending life imprisonment and further stipulating that on each anniversary of the crime the prisoner would be placed in a dungeon and put on a bread-and-water diet and that no board of pardons should ever be permitted to set him free or mitigate his punishment in any way.
The judge agreed that the punishment was justified but the verdict could not be carried out according to the law and he sent them back to the jury room to bring in a verdict differently worded.
Thievery at Darrowsville
Charles Saville’s house at Darrowsville was broken into the night of Dec. 2, 1911 in the absence of the family and all the potatoes stored for the winter, together with various other vegetables, Mr. Saville’s best winter overcoat, razor and other belongings, were carried away. An entrance was effected by breaking the glass in a kitchen window and the door was opened from the inside for removal of the plunder. Fresh wagon tracks near the house showed that the thieves came prepared to carry away anything they could find which would be of use.