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In New York City alone in the last few days there have been 25 deaths from the heat and hundreds have been prostrated and as of yet there is no relief in sight. On July 9, 1912 the mercury in Warrensburgh reached 100 in the shade and in some places it climbed to 102 degrees. It was the hottest July 9th in 20 years. A day earlier In Warrensburgh at the Burnhamville pulp mill, a thermometer which hung in the sun registered 130 degrees. When complaining of the intense heat we are enduring, we should remember of those 35 degrees-below-zero mornings last winter and be refreshed.

News roundabout

A forest fire broke out in West Stony Creek near St. John’s Lake and burned over about 25 acres of land before it was finally extinguished. The long drought has hurt grass and the hay crop will be light this year.

A baby girl arrived at the home of Artie Holcomb in North Creek and mother and daughter are doing fine. Mrs. William Lavery of Igerna celebrated the Fourth of July by becoming the mother of a little daughter.

Mrs. Timothy Donovan of Riverbank cut her foot quite badly with an axe. William Hammond of Igerna clipped off the end of his finger on a mowing machine and Dr. Moston dressed the wound.

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

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