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Benjamin Foote Merwin, 57, died suddenly Nov. 13, 1912 at his home in Blue Mountain Lake. He is survived by his widow, five sons and two daughters.

Arthur Hewitt, 40, of North Creek, died Monday night, Nov. 11, 1912 after a brief illness. He leaves a widow, one son, Charles and two daughters, Ellen and Beatrice Hewitt.

Myer Snyder has opened a pool and billiard room in the new Braley & Rogers building in Bolton Landing.

Loren Hoffman started recently for Orlando, Florida where he has secured a good position for the winter. He was given a farewell party by his friends at the home of Bertie Whittemore on Oak Street, Warrensburgh. (Note…Warrensburgh Justice of the Peace, Loren Hoffman and his second wife, Ida Mae Nestle were my good friends. For many years they owned and ran the Queen Village Bakery, now known as Riverside Gallery. When they retired they sold the historic building on Elm Street to Mervin Hadden).

In North Thurman, David I. Combs has taken his buckwheat mill away from E.B. Germain’s grist mill so Mr. Germain has now no way to grind buckwheat.

In Sodom John Hewitt lost a good cow. The animal got an apple lodged in its throat and choked to death. In Johns burgh a farmer recently killed a cow and found in its stomach a darning needle. Evidently the cow had accomplished the almost impossible task of finding a needle in a haystack.

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

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