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Notes from the neighborhood

Heavy showers washed out many roads this wee, and readers are reminded that "a cold and rainy May fills the barn with hay." This recent weather raises the prospect of many full barns this fall. These rains have raised the river this week to the high water mark.

There was a severe frost in this area the night of June 3, 1910 which was bad for everything except grass and widespread damage was done to vegetable gardens. Replanting will be necessary.

The ground in some places was frozen hard and ice formed on all the ponds of water and in the woods. Potatoes, corn and tomatoes were flat on the ground after the freeze. The oldest residents of this section of the Adirondacks can not recall a frost so late in the season.

Comet fever still raging

The interest and fear of Halley's Comet in this area is still high. A million or more eyes have been straining every evening to the western horizon an hour after sunset to see the earth passing through the tail of the comet.

This celestial sight has caused intense excitement and feelings of foreboding among many. Ruth Johnson, daughter of a farmer in Alabama went to the door of her house to see the visitor from outer space and immediately fell dead of a heart attack. according to newspaper reports.

Henpecked husband seeks revenge

The stabbing of Mrs. Milton Bennett of Horicon by her husband is being investigated.

On Sunday, Mr. Bennett was passing the house of Harris Culver where his wife was employed. As Mrs. Bennett got a glimpse of her husband, she rushed out of the house and a wordy war began, a common occurrence between the two, neighbors say. Then a scuffle began and in the mix-up Bennett stabbed his wife in her abdomen and breast with a pocket knife.

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