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Man fined for children’s truancy

Justice George Hodgson, on Sept. 25, 1913, fined Truman Reynolds $15 for violation of the compulsory education law in failing to send his children to school. This was the second offense, Reynolds having been fined $5 on the same charge last year. The fine was than remitted but this time Reynolds will have to pay. His punishment will extend over a period of 15 weeks as in deference to his limited means. Justice Hodgson agreed to let him settle in installments of $1 each week.

Hudson River dam progresses

A mammoth dam is being built across the Hudson River at the point known as the Feeder Dam near Glens Falls. The work was begun last fall, but the contractors, the Flood & Van Wirt Co. of Hudson Falls, were greatly hindered by high water during the winter and spring. They are now making rapid progress. The dam is being built entirely of concrete.

Real estate to boost commerce

One of the most important real estate transactions of the year was completed in Sept. 29, 1913 when officials of the McMullen & Leavens Shirt Co. and Edward McSweeney, proprietor of the McSweeney House reached an agreement to exchange properties on diagonally opposite corners of Lawrence and Cooper streets, Glens Falls. The McSweeney house will be moved from its present site to the opposite corner within a short time not far from the D.& H. station, which will give McMullen & Leavens a frontage of 250 feet on both Lawrence and Cooper streets, the large factory of this company forming an L shape.

Gala wedding

Miss Maude R. Pereau, daughter of Louis D. Pereau of North Creek, was married to Paul Akey of Newcomb, Sept. 17, 1913 by the Rev. George Lize, in Glens Falls.

The bride wore a tailored gown of navy blue serge with a white beaver hat trimmed with ostrich plumes and carried a bouquet of white roses. The couple will reside at 97 Ridge St., Glens Falls.

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

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