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Medicine show frowned upon

The patent medicine man and his show have been holding forth in the schoolhouse in Athol and at Kenyontown for the past week. As the entertainment is neither educational nor elevating, we wonder at our trustees letting them have the use of the schoolhouse especially as so many object to allowing religious services in schoolhouses during term time even when conducted by accredited ministers of the gospel.

Bitter bloody fight

Adelbert Daniels of Corinth was charged with maiming George Rickets in Luzerne last winter. Daniels, Rickets and three or four other Corinth youths had skated to Luzerne one Sunday evening and while at the Luzerne Hotel had become intoxicated. A bitter fight developed between Rickets and Daniels and during the scrap Daniels is said to have bit a portion of Rickets' ear off.

A jury found him guilty of second-degree Assault nd Judge Raley sentenced him to one year's imprisonment in the Albany penitentiary, but later suspended the sentence.

Prison again for local horse thief

In Warren County Court at Lake George on June 12, 1911, Daniel Jackson of Warrensburgh, indicted for Grand Larceny in stealing a horse on Spruce Mountain last spring, pleaded guilty and was sentenced by Judge Raley to imprisonment in the Clinton prison at Dannemora for five years and six months. Danny was fresh out of the Elmira Reformatory on parole for a similar crime when this crime was committed. Her had no defense to offer except that he was intoxicated and did not know what he was doing. (Note: The full story of this unusual crime was told in detail in this column in the April 9 Adirondack Journal.)

The bride wore blue

Miss Jane Tobin of Albany and Dr. George Bibby of Pottersville were married June 12, 1911 at the parish house of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Albany by Rev. Father Charles. Miss Helen Tobin, the bride's sister, was the attendant and John Dwyer was best man. The bride wore her traveling gown of blue broadcloth, with a white hat trimmed with willow plumes.

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