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Flying bullets in Horicon

State Game Protector Fred G. Thomas of Ticonderoga has brought a charge against three Horicon hunters, Daniel Girard, Fred Kingsley and Leonard Frasier, whom he accuses of firing rifle bullets at him while he was engaged in the discharge of his duty. The men were arrested on warrants sworn out by Thomas and are now under bail of $1,000 each.

It is alleged that on Oct. 12, 1912 the three accused men were hunting with two dogs near Lake Pharaoh in the Town of Horicon. Game Protector Thomas came upon them and seeing one of the dogs with the men, asked them to wait a minute. The three men commenced to walk away and Thomas “covered” Frasier. The other two men halted and the other dog came running out of the timber in that instant. Thomas fired at the animal and all three men immediately “covered” him with their guns and threatened his life. They than started to walk away and it is alleged that, on reaching a knoll, they turned around and fired in Thomas’ direction, the bullets striking dangerously near him.

The three men were arrested Nov. 1, 1912 by Constable Robert Galusha of Horicon and all were arraigned that same day before Justice of the Peace Ross who fixed bail and set a hearing for Dec. 4, 1912. Attorney Walter A. Chambers of Glens Falls has been retained by the defendants. There is much local interest in this case.

An honorable life, well spent

Dr. Edwin G. Inlay, 65, a former resident of Stony Creek, died suddenly Oct. 29, 1912 in Moville, Iowa. He was taken with convulsions in the evening and expired the same night.

Dr. Inlay was born on a farm near Monroe, Saratoga County, Sept. 17, 1847 and when he was a child his parents moved to Stony Creek and there he attended the district school. Later he attended the prestigious Warrensburgh Academy and afterwards taught in district schools for 10 years.

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

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