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Pathetic case of destitution

Mrs. John Albert, 18, died Sunday, April 2, 1911 on The Klondike, Warrensburgh. The family moved from Riverside to Warrensburgh last summer. The father has done the best he could to support his family but his earnings have been small.

John Albert had an arm broken twice last year. Last February their baby, four weeks old, died from whooping cough and measles. The mother contacted diseases from the baby with complications which resulted in consumption and she died after a month of suffering. The surviving child, a boy of about a year old, is now ill with pneumonia. He is being cared for by his father and his grandmother. The neighbors are responding with food, clothing and assistance. (Note ... The "Klondike" is an area on the mountainside above River Street across Rte. 418.)

Old Man Winter hangs on

The open season for automobiles will begin late this year. Most of the roads in this locality are now covered with about six inches of slush and mud. Skating was enjoyed by the young people on the North Caldwell ponds for the first three days of April, a month that came in like a jackass.

The sugar season is almost, not quite, a failure thus far as the weather has been unfavorable to the run of sap. The frost is gradually leaving the ground and the sap is taking its time climbing into the branches.

Medical quack out on bail

Dr. William Lindsey of Worcester, Mass., who claims to be the seventh son of a seventh son and therefore endowed with wonderful powers was arrested at Lydonville, Vt., March 12, 1911, charged with practicing medicine without a license. Bail was furnished and the case is still pending.

Many patients from Warrensburgh and other area towns have gone to Dr. Lindsey and some report remarkable and miraculous cures.

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