Saturday, April 13, 1918. Saratoga Springs city employees spend the wee hours of this morning searching for the site of a water main break detected at 2 a.m., The Saratogian reports.
The first sign that something is wrong comes when "the gauge of the pumping station of the city water works showed a decrease in the water pressure of twenty pounds, which indicated that there had been a big break in one of the mains.
Friday, April 26, 1918. Today is Liberty Day, an impromptu national holiday dedicated to promoting the sale of Liberty Bonds to help finance the U.S. war against Germany.
The Third Liberty Loan campaign is "somewhat lagging" in its effort to raise $3,000,000,000 nationwide by May 4, according to a wire-service report in today's Saratogian.
Thursday, April 25, 1918. Saratoga Springs mayor Harry E. Pettee is praised by the U.S. Attorney General for his city's efforts to register its "enemy alien" men, and receives new orders to turn his attention to the women.
The Saratogian reports today that Attorney General Thomas Watt Gregory has officially thanked Pettee and the Saratoga Springs police department for "their promptness in the matter of registering the male German aliens in this city.