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The fire was discovered by Miss Nora Linehan, the proprietor’s daughter who occupied a room on the third story. She tried to put out the fire but was unsuccessful and had to arouse help. Her mother, Mrs. Linehan, on the second floor, escaped in her nightclothes. She was taken down a ladder by a fireman.

Two men boarders were rescued in a similar manner from a third story just as they were about to jump out of the window. It is thought that the fire started by carelessly discarded cigar stubs. Happily, no lives were lost.

Spring brings happy changes

Lake George is now practically clear of ice, the largest part of it having gone out the night of April 21, 1912.

The snow has all disappeared in West Stony Creek and the grass is looking quite green in many places thereabouts. Six large deer were seen in the early morning back of the Perkins place. Two large flocks of wild geese passed over a few days ago, flying toward Lake George.

A number of automobiles, just out of winter storage, were buzzing around town in Minerva on Sunday afternoon, April 21, 1912 for the first time this season. Everyone is invited to the home of David Jones for a maple sugar social.

Work started in the Gore Mountain garnet mines in North River for the season on Monday morning, April 22, 1912, with a small crew of men. William Ross and his wife went April 22, 1912 to Foxlair Camp in Bakers Mills where they will be employed for the summer by Richard A. Hudnut. Robert Ward of Sodom will work there also.

Fancy new rig in town

Soper & Somerville have purchased a 20-passenger Stanley Steamer auto stage with baggage carrier for their Warrensburgh-Thurman mail and passenger route. It is expected that the machine will be put in service on April 29, 1912. George Moore is now at the factory learning to run it.

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

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