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Turning Back the Pages 2-5-11

Emerson's hard work pays off

Sen. James Emerson's good roads bill was passed Feb. 2, 1911 in the senate without a single dissenting vote and the sum of $1.2 million was appropriated. This will provide a trunk line from New York City to Rouses Point. Senator Emerson has positive convictions, especially on matters political and he is a "steam engine" for hard work.

Sen. and Mrs. J.A. Emerson and Sheriff T.J. Smith, all from Warrensburgh, attended the legislative reception given Feb. 7, 1911 at the Executive Mansion by Governor and Mrs. John A. Dix in Albany. (Note...Dix was a native of Glens Falls. He was governor of New York from 1910 to 1912.)

New village predicted to spring up

The building of the new mill in connection with the Union Bag and Paper Company's plant at Fenimore, opposite Hudson Falls, promises to create a new village. It is predicted that a small village of 500 people will spring up within a year. An estimate of about $500,000 will be spent on the erection of the mill.

Shirt Factory topic of school essay

Miss Vivian Waters won the essay contest in the third-year English class at Warrensburgh High on the assigned subject, "The Manufacture of Shirts." The class had toured the Empire Shirt Factory, Jan. 10, 1911 to do their research.

Game warden defeated in trial over loose dog

Curtis Morse of Glens Falls was arrested on complaint of game protector Morgan B. Leland. Morse was charged with allowing his dog to run in a forest inhabited by deer. A jury was drawn at the Lake George Court House and the trial was held Feb. 6, 1911 before Justice Weaver and the courtroom was thronged with spectators as the case was very controversial.

Morse, it is claimed, was hunting foxes one day and lost the dog. Leland saw the dog running in prohibited territory and shot and killed it. Upon investigation, found that Morse owned the animal.

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