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Taken for a ride

A Ford automobile owned by Mr. Colby and driven by Morton Bissell of Newcomb, while crossing the Delaware and Hudson company’s railroad tracks at North Creek at the railroad bridge crossing, was run down by a northbound freight train, carried several rods up the track and thrown to one side a total wreck.

The chauffeur, who was the sole occupant of the machine, was thrown from his seat by the impact and landed on the pilot of the engine. He was carried some distance before he fell off. He was taken to the office of Dr. Lee Somerville in an unconscious condition and it was feared that he was seriously injured. A careful examination showed that he was only severely bruised.

Bissell was on his way to Minerva and was in great haste to get there. The machine was acting badly and he was giving it so much attention that he failed to notice the approach of the train. No blame was attached to Engineer Johnson nor Conductor Whitaker and they did everything possible to avoid the accident.

Man buys dream car

R.E. Burger will soon be the owner of the fastest car that tears up the landscape in this part of the country, having placed an order with the Simplex concern for a four-passenger Tourabout, 90 H.P., with a guaranteed mileage of 120 miles per hour. With a view to luxury, his car will have a body of the improved Vanderbilt type, upholstered as liberally as a Turkish chair with trimmings of Spanish leather. Mr. Burger threatens to annihilate all previous speed records.

Lake George Club

Various reports of the Lake George Club, at Hill view (later named Diamond Point), shows the club to be in flourishing condition. During the past year a dormitory has been erected at a cost of $5,000 which will be used for the use of the superintendent and others. The golf links have been greatly improved and were in fine shape for the recent President’s Cup tournament.

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

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