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Automobiles cause havoc

A pony owned and driven by Mrs. John W. Wood of Warrensburgh was frightened by an automobile May 17, 1911 near the residence of Edwin Osborne. The machine, occupied by Charles B. Dix, brother of Governor Dix and a party of friends, was at once stopped and assistance was offered.

Mrs. Wood, believing that she was able to manage the frightened animal alone, left the wagon and took the pony by the head while the automobile continued on its way. The little beast, however, reared and plunged so vigorously that the woman was thrown to the ground and horse and wagon passed over her, bruising her severely.

Mrs. Wood was unconscious for some time after she was taken to her home in Dickinson and Bertrand's automobile. She was better the next morning and no serious results are anticipated. The pony was finally stopped near the Adirondack Hotel.

Girls thrown from wagon

On the evening of May 17, 1911, Miss Emma Young and Miss Jessie Soper were driving on the Lake George Road when their horse was frightened by a passing automobile and backed the wagon over a steep bank near the residence of B.C. Dickinson.

The girls escaped with a severe shaking up and numerous painful bruises. The wagon was broken up somewhat, but the horse came out of the mix-up in good condition.

In another incident the same day, a big automobile driven by two young men from Glens Falls turned out to pass Dr. C.K. Burt's car near Bolton when one of the rear axles snapped off short. The machine turned turtle, caught fire and was entirely destroyed. The young fellows were thrown out and miraculously escaped serious injury.

Jury shows no sympathy

A case proceeding before Justice Van Kirk in Lake George was that of Byron Finkle against the Bolton Landing Lumber Company. The action was one to recover damages for injuries received in an accident at the company's sawmills in Bolton in 1910.

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