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Turning Back The Pages 7-17-10

Citizens petition postal authorities

Ever since the name of the old village of Caldwell, at the head of Lake George, was changed to Lake George, there has been endless confusion. Mail, baggage, freight and express have gone wrong and in many instances travelers have become confused.

The Lake George Association is trying to find relief from the confusion and the inconvenience arising there by petitioning the Postmaster General to once again change the name of the village. They respectfully insist that the name "Lake George" belongs to the whole 36-mile lake, with it's about 150 miles of shoreline, rather than any one point on its shores. They feel that the village name should be either changed back to its old name of Caldwell or to some other appropriate name.

Such reasonable and proper action will lead to the comfort and well being of nine-tenths of the people residing upon Lake George.

Hay crop faring well in the heat

Although apples and berries were killed off by the late frost this year, grass has been flourishing. Farmers are still busy cutting what is said to be the largest crop of hay harvested in these parts in several years. With just a little more favorable weather the hay crop should be just about secured for this season. The thermometer registered 96 degrees on July 24, 1910.

Library receives priceless treasure

Mrs. W.F. Allen, of Honolulu, to whom the Richards Library at Warrensburgh is indebted for contributions of many curios, has presented to the library a Korean chest of great value. The chest was presented to Mrs. Allen by Captain Dominis, a sea captain of Hawaii, who made a tour of the world in 1840 and picked up many wonderful things in out-of-the way places.

The chest is made of some dark wood of great beauty and is handsomely ornamented with brass in unique designs. It was placed in the reading room of the library and a great number of townspeople have come to view it. Mrs. Allen is a niece of world-famous Warrensburgh native, Charles Reed Bishop, who traveled to Hawaii many years ago and made his fortune.

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