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...
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.
Thursday, Jan. 17, 1918
"America's working world today rocked under the shock of one of the most drastic steps yet taken by the government - enforced closing of all but a few industries east of the Mississippi River for five days starting tomorrow," the United Press reports.
"It is estimated that $100,000 is a very conservative figure at which to place the loss in wages to the workers of Saratoga county as the result of the drastic fuel regulation order," The Saratogian reports.