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James Kelly of Hadley, who has had much experience as a lumberman, says this winter, however, has been the most favorable for lumbering known for many years in the Adirondack region. He says that thousands and thousands of feet of poplar and hardwood have been cut.

Sneak thief plunders Lake George

A sneak thief is operating at Lake George and hardly a night passes without the report of some theft. Wood piles, coal bins and clothes lines furnish most of the plunder. The identity of the thief is known and a warrant will be issued for his arrest.

Billy, gone to heaven

Lemuel Woodward is mourning the death of his faithful little black and tan watch dog, “Billy,” his inseparable companion for considerable more than a decade. Billy succumbed to the infirmities of old age recently and took his departure for the place where good doggies go, leaving his grieving family behind.

Death in the news

The body of Lewis McAlley, who died in Corinth, was brought to Chestertown for burial in the Leggett Cemetery. Sad news has been received of the death of Miss Lillian Hawkins, 18, of Corinth who has just recently finished her education as a school teacher.

Charles Underwood, 79, died Wednesday, Jan. 31, 1912 of diseases incident to old age. He was a veteran of the Civil War. He left no family. Burial was in the Chester Rural Cemetery.

Donald Gibson, 44, died of pneumonia Feb. 23, 1912 at the home of Mrs. Rhetena Swanson in Knowelhurst, where he had made his home for 15 years. He was buried in the Van Auken Cemetery. His family lives in Canada.

Mrs. John R. Wilson, 63, a lifelong resident of Olmstedville, died at her home on Saturday morning, March 16, 1912 after a week’s illness of double pneumonia.

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

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