October 8, 2012

Lookback: Oct. 8 to 14


▶ It was ‘ladies and gentlemen of the jury’ in court this afternoon as the selection of Franklin County’s first mixed jury proceeded before Supreme Court Justice John Alexander. The case was a joint trial of two civil actions in which damages are sought for the death of Mrs. Tuffield Parent of Churubusco and injuries suffered by her husband in an automobile collision on the Malone-Chateaugay Road Oct. 24, 1936.

100 YEARS — 1912

▶ Few cities the size of Plattsburgh can boast of his many political banners as are now floating in the breeze on our principal streets. The first party to swing a banner was the Progressive, whose handsome banner hangs on Margaret Street near Brinkerhoff.

▶ Never was a candidate for governor given a more hearty welcome by the people of Clinton County than was accorded Hon. Job E. Hedges, Republican nominee for chief executive of the Empire State. They were out in hundreds, coming from all parts of the county to hear issues of the campaign honestly discussed by an honest man.

▶ Aviator Gray arrived in the city from Saranac Lake last evening. He came by train bringing his passenger carrying machine with him to make its first flight from the fairgrounds between 3 and 4 p.m. this afternoon. Aviator Gray was greatly disappointed in not being able to make the flight to the city, but weather conditions were such that would have been extremely hazardous to have undertaken.

— Compiled by Contributing Writer Shawn Ryan

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