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Boy dies, unable to swim

Walter Cohn, 18, was drowned in Long Lake Wednesday, July 10, 1912 while learning to swim. Young Cohn wore a pair of water wings to support him and when one of them loosened, he was unable to stay afloat and sunk to a watery grave.

Water famine threatens village

There is going to be some trouble in Warrensburgh. The regular summer drought, which began several weeks ago has almost dried up the sources of supply of the village water and the reservoir on Harrington Hill is rapidly becoming empty.

There has been no apparent effort at economy on the part of citizens as sprinkling is done at all hours of the day and lawn sprinklers are allowed to run all night. Such a reckless waste of water is foolish, to say the least.

Some people perhaps do not know that the supply is limited and others act as though they are afraid that they won’t get their share. Do not be wasteful and above all do not be hoggish and make mud puddles in the street just for the fun of it.

Prominent people, high society

A large number of prominent Republican politicians, including the Hon. Lewis W. Emerson of Warrensburgh, attended a lavish house party at Mountain Park, the Dannemora summer home of Warren County leader, Hon. C.V. Collins of Troy. The majority of the party traveled to Dannemora in two railroad cars.

Sen. and Mrs. James A. Emerson entertained at the Leland House, Schroon Lake, with a Fourth of July party composed of Mrs. John L. Russell, her son, William H. Russell and her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Prentiss Burlingham of Bonnie Brae Villa, Warrensburgh. With them were Mrs. Harte Joseph and Bertha Weinman. The party went by automobile and remained until Saturday when they motored to Ticonderoga.

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

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