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•100 Years Ago – Oct. 1911•

It looks like a very hard winter coming for many people as few crops were raised by farmers because of the long summer drought.

News roundabout

A big crowd of boys “cut loose” Tuesday night, Oct. 31, 1911 and celebrated Halloween in Warrensburgh with the usual pranks. About everything that was not nailed down was moved hither and yon.

Mr. Crandall was badly hurt at Steve’s Sawmill in Luzerne. He lost all of the fingers on his right hand and part of one heel.

Harrison Needham caught his right hand between the rollers of a paper machine at the Schroon River Pulp and Paper Co. plant at Burnhamville, Warrensburgh, crushing two fingers.

John Carroll, charged with third-degree Burglary for breaking into the Thurman railroad station, was arraigned and pled guilty. His sentence was suspended and he was put on probation.

Roscoe Hadden will give up his position in Warrensburgh as driver of T.J. Smith & Son’s delivery wagon on Oct. 7, 1911 and after a ten-day hunting trip will go to New York city to take a ten week’s course of instruction in Moler’s barber school.

Carter Pasco has sold his grain business and will retire. John H. Pasco is seriously ill with liver and kidney trouble at his home on River Street, Warrensburgh. Allie Pasco of Athol lost a fine horse.

Thomas Jones died at his home Oct. 26, 1911 in Wevertown and was buried in the local cemetery there.

A son, Lawrence Daniel Burch was born to Mrs. Albert Burch at Riverbank.

Frank Hewitt and Fred Moses each shot a deer within a few rods of their homes in Johnsburgh Corners. Hunters report that they are very plentiful this year and quite tame.

Readers are welcome to contact Adirondack Journal correspondent Jean Hadden at jhadden1@nycap.rr.com or 623-2210.

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