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A large load of school girls from South Glens Falls came over the mountain on Saturday, May 20, 1911 in a carry-us-all and spent the day on Lake Luzerne. You can just bet they had a good time and they drove back in the cool of the evening, their sweet young voices echoing through the woods in laughter and song.

Through a thorough census, 128 widows have been found in the village of Granville. This is the result principally of numerous fatal accidents in the slate quarries which constitute the town's chief industry.

John Nichols of Albany committed suicide in Whitehall May 19, 1911 by hanging himself in a shed in the rear of the Hall house. The deceased was a native of Whitehall, having left there when he was a boy. He was engaged in the grocery business in Albany and for many years he was a D.& H. conductor. He was well advanced in years.

Wayward husband on the lam

Percy Whitby, a well-known former resident of Warrensburgh, later of Glens Falls from then Albany, has made yet another move and his place of residence is now unknown. Attorney Louis F. O'Neil of Albany is looking for him and will be much obligated to anyone who can supply Whitby's present post office address. Sheriff Platt was unable to find the man.

Attorney O'Neil wishes to serve on Percy a notice of an action for divorce instituted by his client, Mrs. Whitby. Justice William P. Rudd authorized publication of the summons and complaint in the newspapers.

Mr. and Mrs. Whitby were married for about 12 years and have a young daughter, Clara Whitby. The deserted wife alleged that her husband met temptations in Albany which caused him to stray from the path of marital duty and when she became convinced of his wrongdoing, she left him about two years ago and returned to the home of her mother in Glens Falls.

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