100 years ago in The Saratogian: Jan. 13
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  • 100 years ago in The Saratogian: Jan. 13

    Sunday, Jan. 13, 1918

    A Ballston Spa man dies today of injuries sustained when he was struck by a trolley Wednesday night, The Saratogian reports.

    George W. Hodges was being treated at his home on Saratoga Avenue. He was injured on his 74th birthday. Details of what happened on the tracks, approximately 200 yards from his home, have changed slightly since the accident took place.

  • 100 years ago in The Saratogian: Jan. 20

    Sunday, Jan. 20, 1918

    Investigators believe that an arsonist who's plagued Saratoga Springs for months is responsible for three fires set within one half hour in the southeastern part of the city early this morning.

    "To discover the identity of the firebug who has been setting the long string of fires over a period of several months is proving a difficult task for the police and fire departments," The Saratogian reports, "It is understood that at least three suspects have been brought to...

  • 100 years ago in The Saratogian: Jan. 18

    Friday, Jan. 18, 1918

    "ALL INDUSTRIES IN COUNTY AT A STOP," The Saratogian reports as the federal fuel administration's five-day shutdown of factories east of the Mississippi goes into effect this morning.

    The shutdown was ordered late Wednesday by fuel administrator Henry Garland, who says today that the coal saved will be used to fuel Atlantic supply ships that have been idling in eastern ports.