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The wind had blown the fender from the dock before the boat arrived, which was the cause of the accident. The steamer was not damaged but part of the dock was broken by the great weight of the boat and the damage was estimated at $100.

Injured Finkle boy loses lawsuit

For the second time, Byron Finkle, 20, a youth of Bolton, failed in his effort to recover damages in court from the Bolton Landing Lumber Co. for the loss of his right hand while employed in the company’s mill.

The action was brought by Elisha B. Middleton as the plaintiff’s guardian and $25,000 was the amount sought. As in the first trial, the jury brought in a verdict of no cause for action.

Stately elms decimated

The magnificent elms of the Hudson Valley and adjacent territory have been most severely injured by the pernicious Elm leaf beetles. This is not only true in the cities, but also in many villages and even in pretty country districts.

Warrensburgh has some of the most beautiful specimens of these stately trees in this area. The preservation of these invaluable assets of the village should not be left to chance and neither should the efforts of private individuals be depended upon to save them. The city of Glens Falls has engaged an expert tree man to work on the problem in the city, who will also visit Warrensburgh. A vigorous war will be engaged against the pests. (Note…The Dutch Elm disease, first identified in Holland, is caused by a fungus. The symptoms were wilting, yellowing of the foliage and eventually death. The disease was transmitted from tree to tree by the small brown Elm-bark beetle with which deposited its eggs under the bark. Toward the end of the 1800’s, Warrensburgh was known for its beautiful stately elm trees which lined Main and Elm Streets. Over time, they all slowly disappeared, leaving the landscape noticeably bare. Recently Paul Gilchrist, President of the Warrensburgh Historical Society, has planted disease-resistant Elm trees in an effort to restore the town’s grace and beauty. Several may be seen on the lawn of Richards Library and elsewhere around town. It will take many years for the saplings to reach the great height of their predecessors.)

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

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