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Going after Papa's estate

Mrs. Katherine Curtis, daughter of Mrs. Mary L. (Smith) Larrabee, formerly of Glens Falls, has lodged charges against her mother and Albert E. Petrie, a former student of Syracuse University, who she claims robbed her of a share of her father's fortune which is estimated at between $150,000 and $200,000. She accuses them of having influenced her father to transfer all his property to his wife.

Curtis' father, George S. Larrabee, was engaged in the cracker business under the name of Young & Larrabee and after a long time in business he sold out to the National Biscuit Co.. He died in 1910 in Illinois and his body was brought back to Glens Falls where, on April 6, 1910, it was buried. Katherine Curtis, who is making these serious charges against her mother, is an adopted child.

Adirondack home set ablaze

Charles Kingsley's residence at Adirondack came near being destroyed by fire Monday around 5:30 p.m. Mr. Kingsley was working in a lumber camp near Schroon Lake. Mrs. Kingsley and the younger children were visiting a friend for a few days. The two boys who were home alone left a good fire and went to the post office and one of them returned home and found the house full of smoke.

W.L. Porter's men were just coming home from the day's work and they with the other men nearby soon had plenty of help and in a short time the fire, which caught in the chimney, was under control. The roof and rooms on the back part of the house were badly damaged.

Trolley car incidents kill woman, maim pastor

Mrs. Mary Dee, a middle-aged woman, was struck and killed Feb. 12, 1911 by a Hudson Valley Railway trolley car near Glens Falls. In company with another woman, she attempted to get out of the way of the oncoming car, but in her confusion was caught by another trolley on the opposite track. She was removed from under that car alive but died in Glens Falls Hospital a few hours later.

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