Turning Back the Pages

100 Hundred Years Ago - June 1913

Small misfortune raises big havoc

While Contractor Ami L. Daniels was putting a new iron roof on the Burt Shirt Factory’s building in Luzerne on Saturday afternoon, June 7, 1913, his foot slipped and he slid down between the main building and an ell. He was so tightly wedged he had to be pulled out, during which time he broke a finger.

In falling he threw the hammer he was using and it struck a horse owned by Charles Lindsey that was standing nearby. The animal, hitched to a wagon, took fright and ran away. While going down the river road the conveyance collided with an automobile belonging to E. George Dunkley, breaking the wagon and putting the car out of commission so that it had to be towed home by a pair of oxen. Just as the ox team was turning into Mr. Dunkley’s yard, the ox stepped into a post hole and broke his fore leg and had to be killed.

Scandal in our midst

After one of the most sensational trials heard in the Lake George courtroom in many years, Mrs. Minnie Drake of North Creek was convicted Tuesday, June 17, 1913 of keeping a disorderly house at that place. After the jury had deliberated on the evidence for 6 hours, Judge Raley imposed upon her a fine of $500. - The testimony in the case was extremely spicy and was listened to with great interest by many spectators who enjoy that kind of stuff.

The greater part of it was really unfit for a publication to print although it was indeed printed with very little pruning in the Glens Falls paper.

For those of our readers who wish to see its filth spread upon the pages of the Warrensburgh News we would say that we are pleased to disappoint them.

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

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