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New factory to open

William I. Garnar of Luzerne has rented his factory in Hadley, formerly run by the Adirondack Novelty Co., to a firm which will manufacture toothpicks. The business will start on May 1, 1913 and employ about 25 people.

New car, happy doctor

Dr. M.D. Smith happily appeared on the city streets with his new five-passenger Carter touring car, which he purchased from M.J. Gray at the Glens Falls Automobile Co. The machine is a 1913 model, has a self-starter and is equipped by electric lights and friction drive, the latter eliminating all gears.

Edgecomb Pond fire

Jamon McDonald’s house on the shore of Edgecomb Pond in the town of Bolton, caught fire on Sunday afternoon and was considerably damaged before the flames were extinguished by a bucket brigade composed of neighbors who promptly responded to an alarm. The blaze, which started in an upper story, was probably caused by an overheated stovepipe or a defective chimney. Mr. McDonald and Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Burch, who live with him, are at present staying at the home of F.G. Palmer.

Hotel man buys farm

Harry Bolton has bought William H. Swan’s farm, formerly known as the Truman Everts place, on the river road some distance above the Warrensburgh County Home. There is about 200 acres of fertile land, much of it heavily timbered. The purchase price is understood to be about $5,000. The farm is considered to be one of the best in this section. Mr. Bolton, who retired from the hotel business last fall, has moved into his new farmhouse.

Death in the news

Mrs. Levi Morehouse of Sodom died. Her daughter, Mrs. Charles Dewey was with her when she expired. Until 1906, she resided in Chestertown.

Porter Stone, 69, died Feb. 4, 1913 after a short illness of pneumonia. A veteran of the Civil War, he moved to Stony Creek around 1873. He was a faithful member of the Methodist Church at Lens Lake. He left a widow, two daughters and two sons, William and Floyd Stone, all of Stony Creek.

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

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