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In Bakers Mills, Amos Hitchcock recently purchased the David Millington farm. Schermerhorn Brothers of Lake George are re-building their camp in the Curtis clearing which was recently destroyed by fire and hope to occupy it during the remainder of the hunting season.

William R. LaFlure, who recently removed from Pottersville to Chestertown, has bought the Mundy automobile garage on Main Street in that village and will open it on April 1, 1913. Until that time he will be employed at the Empire Garage in Glens Falls and his family will remain in Chestertown until his return.

The Ordway Hotel and premises at West Stony Creek, a well known resort for sportsmen and summer guests, has been purchased by the Riverside Distributing Company of Riparius who, on May 1, 1913, will take possession.

Sweet and sour notes

There was a flurry of snow at Friends Lake, Sunday, Nov. 2, 1912 which warns us of what is yet to come.

Cockroaches and bed bugs are the latest insects to be branded as carrier’s of Typhoid Fever germs.

The chestnut crop is very small this year. Almost everyone in Diamond Point, young and old alike, is afflicted with an awful cold. Mrs. Roscoe Reynolds there is in critical condition with gangrene in her arm. Joseph Kenyon of Minerva has been in charge of a gang of men on the state road this past summer.

The infant daughter of Fred Provonche died on Wednesday morning, Oct. 30, 1912 of Cholera Infantum, aged 5 months. She was buried in the Catholic Cemetery in Newcomb.

Loren Cunningham and Arthur Ingraham of Landon Hill, Pottersville, went to Igerna on Saturday, Nov. 2, 1912 and drove home D.H. Jenk’s young cattle that have been pastured there during the past summer months.

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

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