At the hearing it was revealed that Hitchcock had been drinking all day Saturday and had quarreled with Norton that day. He had ordered him from his residence a year ago, but the latter came back a few months later and they had been unfriendly for some time.
Hunter loses leg, but rabbits dodge injury
With a gunshot wound in his right leg, received accidentally while hunting rabbits, Charles Armstrong of Riverside on Sunday afternoon, was hurried to an automobile on route to the Glens Falls Hospital and immediately after arriving there had the member amputated at the knee. He stood the shock well and is making good progress toward recovery.
Mr. Armstrong started out Sunday morning, with Cecil Waddell and Frank Hewitt of Johnsburgh, to hunt rabbits in that town. After walking quite a distance they became tired and sat down on a log to rest. In some accountable manner Hewitt’s gun was discharged and the contents entered Armstrong’s leg.
Dr. W.W. Aldrich of Wevertown and Dr. Lee Somerville, of North Creek were hurriedly summoned to the scene of the accident and dressed the wound. They agreed that amputation was necessary and advised the man’s immediate removal to the hospital and an automobile was quickly secured for that purpose.
The injured man is 27 years old, as young as his friend, Frank Hewitt, who is grief-stricken over the accident.
Unfortunate day for local boy
Guy Wilkinson, the young son of Dr. and Mrs. W.F. Wilkinson, fell from his bicycle while riding down Warrensburgh’s Main Street on Saturday Dec. 6, 1913 and struck with considerable force on the brick pavement. Two of his front teeth were broken off after cutting through both lips. Earlier in the day he was injured slightly while playing basketball.
Remarkable old lady
One of the most interesting old women residing in northern New York is Mrs. Laura Gilmore, widow of James R. Gilmore, author and one of the peace envoys sent by President Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War to urge Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederates states, to terminate the war in a peaceful way. Mr. Gilmore was employed as a writer on the New York Tribune. He was one of the founders of the Continental Monthly and was much admired by Horace Greeley, owner of the Tribune. Mr. Gilmore was the author of many books. It was his book, “Among the Pines” that first brought Mr. Gilmore into the lime light.