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Puzzling weather

A severe frost visited this locality the night of June 8, 1913. Also, public-spirited citizens view with much alarm the destructive attack of hordes of forest tent caterpillars upon Warrensburgh’s shade trees. Most gardens are being re-planted again because of “too much frost and too many worms.”

Last year prime hay was selling for $28 a ton and now the price is $20. (Note - Just 22 days after the heavy frost, July 1, 1913 was the hottest day in the prior two years. The Warrensburgh News thermometer registered 93 degrees but in other parts of the village it soared to 100. Back in July 1911, the hot spell only rose to 96 degrees.

Area news in brief

North Creek Photographer L.E. Atherton has established a studio in a tent at Chestertown which will be open Sunday and Monday of each week during the season. He takes superior photographs and does developing and printing for amateurs.

Harry Bierman, a native of Russia, and 14 other alien residents of Warren County have filed applications for U.S. citizenship. Bierman is associated with the Warrensburgh tailoring firm of Katz & Bierman.

Miss Huldah Eldridge was given a linen shower recently at the home of her sister, Mrs. Grant Turner. Miss Eldridge is soon to marry William McElroy of Warrensburgh.

A lawn party held Friday evening, June 6, 1913, did well on the lawn of the Johnsburgh Methodist Church and netted $11.50.

Warren County Clerk E.C. Sisson of Lake George in enjoying his new Buick automobile.

The new book, Profitable Breeds of Poultry, is now in the collection of the Richards Library.

Fremont Cilley of West Bolton was taken to Glens Falls Hospital to be operated upon for appendicitis by his son, Leonard Cilley.

If you are suffering from any old running or fever sores, skin trouble, boils, eczema or an old ugly ulcer, Bucklen’s Arnica Salve, for only 25 cents, will cure the problem.

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

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