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Sickness and trouble abounds

The unseasonable weather of this fall and winter is without a doubt the cause of a great deal of the sickness which now prevails throughout the Adirondacks. Business is also seriously affected by the lack of snow and in many areas there is much fear of an ice famine. A large number of people are seriously ill with colds and grippe.

Harry Higgins of Igerna is ill with the grippe and tonsillitis and Julia Cross of Indian Lake also has been stricken.

In Bakers Mills, Charles Frazier is seriously ill with stomach and throat trouble and Arthur Perry, the 10-year-old son of Rev. Watson Perry, is ill with rheumatism. Bethuel Comstock has been ill since Dec. 20, 1912 at his home. A prolonged season of old fashioned winter weather would now be most welcome.

(Note: In 2013 we are experiencing an “old fashioned winter” and TV news tells us that this is the worst flu season in years. Author Brooks Atkinson once wrote that the “good old days” were a myth and no one ever thought that they were good at the time.)

Area to celebrate Centennial

To celebrate the county’s 100th anniversary in 1913, there are many things being planned locally. There will be auto rides over the fine roads in the country, a boat parade on Lake George, a big gathering on the county fair grounds in Warrensburgh with addresses by former county residents and a banquet. Various other events are also being planned for the celebration in August 1913.

The distinguished Hon. Charles Evans Hughes, Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, born in Glens Falls, will be invited as guest of honor. Hon. A.B. Colvin, of Glens Falls is chairman of the committee. (Note: Charles Evans Hughes was the governor of New York State in 1907 and in 1916 he was narrowly defeated by Woodrow Wilson for the presidency.)

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

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