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Slippery-fingered passenger

Between Glens Falls and Lake George, a Warrensburgh man discovered that he had been relieved of his roll, containing about 25 dollars in bills which he saw he had when he paid his trolley fare a short time before. The pickpocket had bumped against him and the local man feeling sure that he was the thief, accused him. The fellow put up a bold defense and with many protestations of innocence permitted himself to be searched. Needless to say the plunder was not found upon him, having without a doubt been passed to a confederate who had quietly left the car.

The thief, who is of small size and wears a blue suit and panama hat probably was the one that worked the Centennial crowds recently. A prominent Chestertown business man lost a fat roll of bills in this same way on another trolley car recently.

(Note: The trolley, known locally as “The Yellow Kid,” and the trolley service were very important to this area as in most cases the only other travel alternative for the average person who didn’t own a horse or a bicycle was to walk, but the world was changing, much of it due to Henry Ford. The first trolley car entered Warrensburgh on Jan. 27, 1902 and in 1928 trolley service in this area ended.)

Cupid is busy in Lake George

After having traveled 250 miles by rail, a Mrs. Wright of Syracuse, alighted from a train in Lake George station and linking her arm in that of Isaac Worden, made her way to the home of Rev. Randolph Rock, where a ceremony was performed that made the happy couple man and wife. The bride is 83 and her groom is two years her junior.

The marriage was the culmination of a pretty romance brought about through correspondence and the aid of relatives, although the pair is said to have met about 50 years ago when Mrs. Wright was here with her husband, who was then employed on the construction of the old Fort William Henry Hotel.

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

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