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June 24, 2013

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100 YEARS — 1913

▶ One of the worst fires in this city thus far this year occurred when flames were discovered coming from the barns and storehouses of Thomas E. Jacobs, the groceryman, at 118 South Catherine St. and within the space of little more than half an hour, property valued at about $3,000 was reduced to ashes. Included in this loss were the stables, hay and carriage barn, storehouses, ice house, wood shed with about 75 cords of wood, and a chicken coop, all belonging to Jacobs.

▶ The scene of District Attorney Hogue’s investigation into the death of John Heffernan, the convict who was found dead in a punishment cell in Clinton Prison last August, will this week be shifted to Rochester where Heffernan is buried. The District Attorney has secured all the evidence possible at Clinton and Great Meadow’s prisons, and will now go to Rochester for the purpose of having the body of Heffernan exhumed and an examination of the skull made by physicians, for the purpose of determining whether or not death was of his own act in striking his head against the wall of his cell.

▶ By direction of Coroner Fiske, undertaker Brown is holding the remains of the man who was struck by a D. & H. freight train near Coopserville and who died at the Champlain Valley Hospital the same evening, in the hope of locating relatives and friends of the unfortunate man. After he had been struck and while at the YMCA rooms in Rouses Point the man, was deaf and dumb, wrote the name “Joseph Guyette” on a piece of paper and this is thought to have been his name.

— Compiled by Contributing Writer Shawn Ryan

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