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Water rushed into the boat and the doctor and another Albanian worked the oars hard to reach the shore. When within a few feet of the island, Allen Liddell of Glens Falls, went to the rescue and took the physician out of the boat. The other occupant then pumped the oars harder and succeeded in reaching shore before the boat sank.

Man found guilty of stabbing wife

The trial of George — a Glens Falls man facing a charge of first-degree assault in the stabbing of his wife, Lizzie, last fall in Glens Falls — began June 17, 1913 in Lake George.

The accused pleaded innocent and attempted to establish an alibi, but was unsuccessful. The jury brought in a verdict of Guilty. Judge Raley imposed a sentence of not more than six years and two months nor less than four years at hard labor in Clinton Prison. (Note: This story was detailed in this column in the Dec. 29, 2012 Adirondack Journal. George became enraged when Lizzie, his wife of 21 years, objected to his beating their 18-year-old daughter and he stabbed his wife six times while they argued in the street. He then fled and hid at his mother’s house in Fort Edward.)

One fatal step

Monty H. Gibson, formerly a resident of Hudson Falls and well known as a contractor, died the afternoon of July 28, 1913 at Glens Falls Hospital from injuries he sustained June 6 when he fell from the ground floor to the basement of the garage which he was building for the Adirondack Motor Co.

Wedding bells

William McElroy and Miss Huldah Eldridge were married June 24, 1913 at the home of the bride’s parents at Indian Lake. They are staying for the present time at the home of the groom’s father, J.H. McElroy on Horicon Avenue, Warrensburgh.

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

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