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“We are all more or less crazy,” says Dr. Stuart Palon of Princeton University, “and there are 27 varieties of insanity.”

(Note: Illustrating this principle, apparently, was news elsewhere in the same edition of the Warrensburgh News, which cites that a Massachusetts man who lived to be 87 years old credited his life-long health to eating four quarts of molasses per week.)

A total of 871 persons were killed and 4,340 were injured on the steam railroads of New York State last year. There were 5,272 accidents.

Mrs. Rachel Turner of Johnsburgh, an old lady, fell down into her cellar Jan. 27, 1913. She was badly bruised, but no bones were broken.

Mrs. William Butler of South Horicon went to Chestertown and brought home with her the little baby left by her son’s wife who died recently and she will care for the little one.

William Hitchcock of Bakers Mills, while driving logs at Cold River, bruised one of his fingers so badly that it was necessary to amputate it in order to save his hand.

Peter O’Connor, 82, of Olmstedville died at his home the evening of Jan. 24, 1913 after a few days illness caused by rupture of the intestines.

Miss Clara Richards came home to Warrensburgh from New York to spend the holidays at The Elms with her sister. Mrs. Mary Kellogg of Elizabethtown, who joined her on the happy occasion. (Note: Later, the house was renamed The Pillars and it is thanks to the Richards sisters that we have the Richards Library. There are currently framed photographs of them hanging on a wall there.)

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

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