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Fearful choice for death

Condemned men in Nevada have their choice of death by hanging, shooting or poison and there has been much discussion lately of having the same law in New York State. One drop of hydro cyanide acid on the end of the tongue is sufficient to produce instant death and by law is given by a physician of the prison who is instructed in its use.

Woolen Mill dam gives way

The brackets on the Woolen Mill Dam over the Schroon River were carried away at 5 o'clock on the morning of March 9, 1911 by the weight of ice and water resting upon them. They cannot be replaced until the water goes down in the spring . In the meantime, the woolen Mill plant on Milton Avenue and the Hudson Valley power station in Warrensburgh are deprived of power from that source. The mill is running with steam power. There is a loss of 250 to 275 horsepower from wires of the trolley line.

Wedding bells

Fred Graves and Clara Tripp, both of Warrensburgh, were married Saturday, Feb. 25, 1911 by the Rev. W.S. Warren. Attendants were Isabel Bidwell and Bernice J. Howard.

Allen P. Russell and Miss Ferna A. Walsh, both of Warrensburgh, were married by the Rev. W.S. Warren Saturday evening, March 4, 1911 at the Baptist parsonage.

News roundabout

Four inches of snow fell in Bakers Mills on Sunday morning. The thermometer registered 18 below zero the next Thursday, March 16, 1911 at Sanford Kenyon's store in Kenyontown, Thurman.

The population of Warrensburgh is now 2,385 and there are 805 people in Thurman. Stony Creek has 858 and Lake George has 1,482 citizens.

Workmen are now digging and blasting for the cellar of the store to be erected in the spring by T.P. Braley and Dr. D.L. Rogers, just north of the Baptist Church in Bolton Landing and fronting on the river road.

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