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January 28, 2013

Lookback: Jan. 28 to Feb. 3


100 YEARS — 1913

George Lagitinsky, a Polish miner employed in the mines at Lyon Mountain for the past 12 years, met a terrible death, crushed under a loaded ore car nearly 1,800 feet below ground. The accident appears to be due entirely to the carelessness of Lagitinsky himself.

A new automobile enterprise has been launched, the principal stockholders of which are former officials and high salaried employees of the Lozier motor company, and are well known in this city. The new organization is to be known as the Emise Motor Company. It intends to manufacture automobiles, which will sell at a much lower figure than the Lozier.

Bert Collins, a young man with an unenviable jail record, is again behind  bars, this time for horse stealing, a crime that will probably land him in Clinton prison. Young Collins went to the stables of Wilson and Smith in the rear of Plattsburgh’s Witherill House hotel and, in the absence of the boy who was left in charge of the stable, jumped on the back of a horse and started in the direction of South Catherine Street.

— Compiled by Contributing Writer Shawn Ryan

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