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Through the efforts of many old friends of the late Patrick O’Hara, for many years a resident of the town of Horicon, the grave of the deceased in St. Cecilia’s Cemetery in Warrensburgh, has recently been marked by a handsome headstone. Mr. O’Hara was born in Ireland and emigrated to this country when he was a young man, going directly to Horicon where he spent the remainder of his life. He conducted a hotel there for many years and was well known throughout this area. He has no relatives in this country to mourn his loss.

Sweet and sour notes

We are having a rainy spell of weather now which is bad for harvesting of buckwheat and digging potatoes.

School opened Monday, Sept. 9, 1912 in Chestertown. Allie Pasco of Athol is the new truant officer. Bert Randall of North Creek is building a new barn on his lot situated on the road to Wevertown.

It was just seven years ago, Sept. 24, 1905 that the very first automobile ever driven over High Street, Athol made its historic journey. J.T. Finch of Glens Falls drove the machine with a party of five people.

People are very much wrought up over the coming election, but the prospect is that with three big parties in the field nobody will get a majority of the presidential electors and the outcome no one knows. (Note…Democrat Woodrow Wilson of New Jersey won the presidency. The Democrats gained control of both houses of Congress.)

A son, Marcus Prouty, weighing 11 pounds, was born in Sodom to Mr. and Mrs. Ray Prouty. Twin babies, a boy and a girl, were born Sept. 19, 1912 to Mrs. Amos Rogers of North River.

Ad-To whom it may concern - Given that as my wife, Ruth Maxam has left my bed and board without just cause, I forbid anyone trusting or harboring her on my account as I shall pay no debts of her contracting after Sept. 16, 1912. Henry Maxam, Johnsburgh, N.Y.

Contact correspondent Jean Hadden at jhadden1@nycap.rr.com or 623-2210.

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