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Trolley car collides with train | Turning Back the Pages

•100 years ago - Nov., 1913•

Troubles abound for Belden

Whitman Gifford of Hague, accused of stealing a horse from Charles Belden’s farm in Horicon, while the latter was held in the Warren County Jail on a charge of bigamy, and who threatened to shoot Constable Russell when the latter went to arrest him, has taken to the woods and is now (Nov. 27, 1913) being pursued by a posse headed by Constable Ross and Justice of the Peace Melvin Barton. There may be some shooting if the man is cornered as he has the reputation of being a desperate character. (Note: Charles Belden’s illegal marital troubles were documented in this column in the Nov. 16 Adirondack Journal.)

Trolley car collides with train

There was a great smashing of glass and woodwork when four persons were injured in an accident on the Hudson Valley Railway in Glens Falls on the evening of Nov. 26, 1913. A trolley car bound for Hudson Falls and Fort Edward, heavily loaded with passengers, collided with a Delaware and Hudson freight car at the railway crossing on lower Warren St. and the occupants were considerably shaken up and badly frightened.

No one was killed but many of the female passengers became hysterical and great confusion reigned for a time. The four people who were injured were taken by automobile to Glens Falls Hospital and considerable excitement was caused by the rapid dash of the frantically honking machine through the business section of the city.

World news

Two U.S. aviators were killed. - Lieutenant Eric L. Ellington and Hugh M. Kelley of the Army Aviation Corps of the U.S. Army were killed in a fall from an aeroplane over North Island in San Diego Bay. The men were maneuvering 80 feet above the earth when something went wrong with the machine which turned turtle. Both men were from North Carolina. There were five fatalities at the Army Aviation School this year.

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

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