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Fort William Henry Hotel to reopen

The new Fort William Henry Hotel at Lake George will reopen for the winter season on Dec. 21, 1912. The management of Mortimer M. Kelly and the D.&H. railroad will undoubtedly leave nothing undone to make this one of the most successful and enjoyable seasons on historic Lake George.

A toboggan slide one-eighth of a mile long extends from the hotel to the lake. Two rinks, one on the tennis court and the other on the lake, each brilliantly lighted with real electric lights at night are available to the guests. A large fleet of ice boats, some equipped with gasoline engines are also provided by the hotel management. The hotel’s hockey team will be composed of some of the finest players obtainable. Snowshoeing, skiing and other winter sports will be enjoyed. A vast marble-pillared porch faces the lake and tea is often served there so that the guests might sip their beverage and enjoy the magnificent view of the lake. The new hotel building is fireproof and pleasantly equipped and furnished.

New method to eradicate pests

Disheartened housekeepers, weary of long struggles against the presence of bedbugs, cockroaches, fleas, clothes moths, ants, house flies, rats and mice, may take heart for the government agricultural department has found a remedy in hydrocyanic acid gas. It will drive human beings out of their homes but they can return later on and the nasty pests trapped inside the house can not.

News roundabout

The revival meetings closed Sunday evening, Dec. 15, 1912 in Bakers Mills. The Rev. Frank Johnson and the Rev. Fred Perkins have currently left for Sodom where they will conduct future meetings.

Harry Pasco, a former resident of Thurman, who left two years ago to relocate in Davison, Michigan, was married Dec. 5, 1912 to Miss Estella Lambert of that place.

A carload of 1913 Ford touring cars has arrived at the Empire garage in Glens Falls. The machines show a marked improvement over the 1912 model and are receiving much favorable comment. The most notable improvement is in the body and the machine sells for $90 less than the 1912 model.

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

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