Turning Back the Pages

About a half an hour after the first fire started, the big barn on the John L. Russell place (Bonnie Brae Villa) uptown was discovered in flames. It was found that the barn had caught on fire from an unknown cause and the flames were beyond control as there was a large quantity of hay in the building. Before long the building was destroyed. The doors were locked and two horses and a cow, property of Benjamin Whipple, perished in the blaze. The cause of the fires is under investigation. (Note: Bonnie Brae Villa, owned by widow Mary Russell, was behind our current post office near Raymond Lane. It burned in 1980 in a spectacular and suspicious fire.)

Charley goes on tour

Charles M. Miller of Glens Falls, better known as “Broncho Charley,” will soon go on the road with an outfit with which he will realistically depict the sinking of the Titanic. Charley has built a model of the vessel four feet long and three feet high which will be floated and sunk in a tank 20 feet square. (Note: Charley was a well known character in Glens Falls who for many years toured with Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show.)

Murderer told to pay wife alimony

Deloria Sousiese, who killed his daughter and wounded his wife near Dannemora some time ago is named a defendant in a divorce suit filed by his wife. The court has granted the applicant $20 a week alimony since the shooting to the present date and $15 a week until the suit is decided.

Truck injures worker

In attempting to pass a stalled automobile May 20, 1912 on the Warrensburgh-Lake George road, an automobile truck, owned by contractor Herlihy of Glens Falls, skidded and pinned the driver against a telephone pole with such force that one of the bones of his leg was broken. The injured man was brought to Warrensburgh by a passing team and after a brief consultation with Dr. Goodman, he was taken to Glens Falls Hospital on the trolley car.

Readers are welcome to contact Adirondack Journal correspondent Jean Hadden at jhadden1@nycap.rr.com or 623-2210.

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