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Livery stable closes

The Griffing & Leland Co. of Glens Falls, one of the largest livery and sales stables concerns in northern New York is about to retire from business and the large five-story brick structure occupied by the company at the top of Glen Street Hill, if not sold, will be transferred into dwelling apartments.

Mineral rights purchased

The Honorable Frank C. Hooper of North River and Philip A. Whittaker of Saratoga Springs, a popular freight train conductor on the Adirondack division of the D & H Railroad, have purchased the mineral rights on James Warren’s farm on the Hudson River, in the Town of Thurman. They have begun mining a big deposit of flint rock which is used in the manufacture of sand paper. Mr. Hooper is owner of extensive garnet mines at North River and is an expert mining engineer.

Lady alive and well

Mrs. Hannah Lavanway, who was born in the town of Moriah and now lives on Fish St. in Chestertown, is 101 years old and is in excellent health. Her husband Jerome Lavanway died 20 years ago and she has since lived with her granddaughter, Mrs. Harris Millington. The lady has grandchildren all more than 50 years old.

Animals lose their lives

A young dog owned by the Hon. Lewis W. Emerson of Warrensburgh, while playing with other canines on the Hudson Valley railroad track near the corner of Main and School streets (now Stewart Farrar Avenue), was run down Feb. 14, 1913 by a trolley car and instantly killed, its head cut off by one of the wheels.

In other news, a fine black horse owned by Lewis Everts, was found dead the morning of Feb. 26, 1913 in its stall. The horse was driven all day the day before and was quite warm when it was put in the barn and it is thought that death was due to severe chills.

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

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