Soldier’s widow granted military pension | Turning Back the Pages

•100 years ago — February - March 1914•

Soldier’s widow granted military pension

Mrs. Polly Ann Sherman of Horicon has been granted by the government a widow’s pension of $12 a month, with back pay since last July, amounting to $80.80.

Mrs. Sherman has been married three times. Her first husband, a man named Hastings, was killed in action in the Civil War and she afterward married Jonathan D. Harrington. After his death she became the wife of Charles Sherman who died about a year ago.

Being left dependent, she has secured a pension for the service of her first husband in the great war between the states.

W.S. Carpenter, manager of Kenovan Brothers general store at Horicon acted as her attorney in the matter and succeeded where several others had failed.

Actor inherits cash from estranged niece

Well-known actor James K. Hackett, who several years ago was a frequent visitor to Warrensburgh as a guest of Charles F. Burhans, has just inherited a fortune of $1.5 million from the estate of his niece, Mrs. Minnie Hackett Trowbridge, who hated him cordially and made no attempt to conceal her bitter feelings. Her dislike for the actor dates back to the second marriage of Hackett’s father. In her last years of her life she was held incompetent.

When Hackett visited Warrensburgh he was accompanied by his beautiful wife, known on stage as Mary Mannering, who has since divorced him.

Witness skips town

The case of the People against Austin Tucker has been delayed in Supreme Court. Tucker, a waiter employed in McCauley’s Café in Glens Falls, is charged with violation of the excise law in serving liquor to a minor. The principal witness, Agnes Wiswall, a 14-year old girl, has fled to Vermont.

Weather torments residents

The French scientist who claims that the sun is losing its heat is sustained in his contention by our weather record for the past month.

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