Altamont Enterprise, May 29, 1914
TOWN LOSES SUIT. A Test Case — Oscar Van Wormer Sues Town of Guilderland for Removing Snow Last Winter.
After a trial lasting from 1 o’clock Monday afternoon until 10 o’clock Wednesday evening a jury in Justice Ferguson’s court at Voorheesville brought in a verdict for Oscar Van Wormer in his suit against the town of Guilderland. The case was a test case and fixes the liability of the town for contracts for the removal of snow during the past winter. These contracts amount to more than $6,000. The town claimed they were illegal and were entered into without the proper authority. The work was done mostly by farmers of that section. Alwin S. Ury of Albany was the attorney for the plaintiff, and Attorney Fowler represented the defendant.
ITEMS OF INTEREST. Newsy Notes Gathered From All Parts of the Empire State Telling What Others Are Talking About.
Cobleskill’s new High school was recently dedicated. It is a handsome structure, of no special style of architecture, being just a modern up-to-date High school building of tapestry brick. The cost was $75,000.
Many housekeepers of Schenectady and vicinity are planning to set aside a few glasses of each kind of jelly prepared during the summer, to give to the Ellis Hospital of that city. It has been arranged to deliver empty jelly glasses of which the hospital has a large supply, to anybody who cares to help along the good work by donating jelly to the institution.
Quite a sensation was caused on Thursday last when Miss May Brooman, 19 years old, member of a family living three miles east of Preston Hollow, disappeared when sent to the creamery, and the excitement has not abated even since her return Sunday. Ross Burhans, employed on the farm, also disappeared. After a drive of three days the two were located three miles north of Dormansville, having left their horse and wagon at the above village. Early Sunday morning the girl’s mother conveyed the daughter home and had Burhans arrested.