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•100 Years Ago – Sept. 1911•

The animal got away from Dewey and charged upon him, knocking him to the ground and trampling upon him. The bull had been dehorned a short time before; otherwise, Dewey would have been killed. One of his legs was broken and his back was injured. The man is unable to get out of his bed and is under the care of Dr. C.A. Horton.

Bad day in the woods

Adolphus Seymour of Tupper Lake is congratulating himself that he is alive to tell the story because someone shot at a dead deer that he was carrying on his shoulder with a powerful magazine rifle from less than 40 feet away as he was walking out of the woods with his prize.

Politics heat up in Warrensburgh

The Warren County Democratic Convention has been called for Oct. 2, 1911 at the Warren House in Warrensburgh for the purpose of nominating a candidate for member of the state Assembly and Superintendent of the Poor and Coroner. Democratic delegates from the “Queen Village” of Warrensburgh are Thomas J. Smith, Carl Brown, George Washington Farrar, Robert Cunningham and A.T. Crandall. Delegates from Thurman are Thomas G. Goodman, Charles Olds, James Goodman, Herbert Ingraham and George Bowen. (Note: The Warren House was the next door south of the present-day New Way Lunch, formerly Potter’s Diner.)

The Republicans of Warren County, represented by delegates from the various towns, assembled in convention Sept. 28, 1911 at the Music Hall, enthusiastically endorsed their representatives for county government. (Note: the Music Hall was on the corner of Main St. and Adirondack Avenue, across from the present-day Rite Aid pharmacy.)

Death in the news

Miss Mary J. Hoyt, 67, died Sept. 19, 1911 at the home of her sister, Mrs. Edward Blanchard in Chestertown. Internment was in the Leggett Cemetery.

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