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The pair were arrested Oct. 6, 1913 by Deputy Sheriff Charles Baker, at Bakers Mills, on a warrant issued by Justice Ellsworth Ross charging attempt to commit conspiracy against former Assemblyman William R. Waddell and Dr. J.L. Fuller of North Creek. It is alleged that the pair of schemers attempted to induce a 16-year-old girl, Ellen Dyre of Johnsburgh Corners to swear to a false statement in order to extort money from Mr. Waddell and Dr. Fuller. The girl, after the inducements were held out to her, refused to join in the scheme. She swore to a statement upon which the warrant was based.

Both men are being held to await the action of the Grand Jury which sets Oct. 20, 1913 and in default of $2,000 bail each they are now in the County Jail.

Hod’s good days

Hodges H. Hill, Warrensburgh’s town barber, has announced the engagement of his daughter, Edythe Myrtle Hill to Phineas Sewel of Glens Falls. Hod is enjoying his annual vacation and Jim Gates is barbering for him in Hill & Manzer’s Music Hall block shop. Hod is the Republican candidate for town tax collector. He also plans to go into the woods soon and shoot a deer.

Local obituaries

Mrs. William Coon of Bolton Landing died Oct. 5, 1913 after a long illness resulting from an attack of measles last spring.

Germain Mattison, 60, of Sodom, died Oct. 8, 1913 after a long and exceedingly painful illness. Death was caused by cancer with which he had been afflicted for a long time. He was born March 8, 1854 and he leaves one son. Internment was made in the Bates Cemetery. Bearers were Robert Somerville, Reuben Ross, Eben Wood and Edson Kathan.

Mrs. Bishop Carpenter, 59, of Adirondack died very suddenly the evening of Oct. 13, 1913 at her home. She had finished her work after supper and sat down in the kitchen. As she did so she told her husband she felt dizzy. After he reached her side she breathed only a few times and passed away. Dr. Bibby of Pottersville was summoned but upon his arrival found that she was indeed dead. Besides her husband, she is survived by one son.

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

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