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October 29, 2012

Lookback: Oct. 29, 2012


▶ The first regular issue of “The Orange and Black,” a bi-weekly mimeographed newspaper, to be published 15 times yearly by the students of the Plattsburgh High School, appeared this week. News of student activities, sports stories, an editorial, humor column, alumni notes and faculty doings, filled six pages.

▶ Seven state troopers were hurriedly dispatched to West Chazy when it was reported that a large number of pickets had gathered and were watching the highway for non-union milk shipments. It was rumored that the non-strikers would attempt to deliver their milk to the Dairyman’s League plant under cover of night.

▶ A 532-pound bear killed by Gene Mose of Saranac Lake was described by conservation department officials as being one of the largest ever taken in the Adirondacks. Mose found the huge animal in the rugged Franklin Falls section where several recent kills have been reported.

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▶ People living at Ellenburg Center and in that vicinity fear that they may have a firebug in their midst, because of two fires which occurred within the past few days in which valuable barns with their contents were entirely destroyed.

▶ One expulsion and four suspensions have resulted from the occurrences of last week in which the books and school work of practically the entire high school and a large part of the grammar school in Plattsburgh were thrown perniciously around the rooms and in some cases ruined. This is the most dramatic punishment ever inflicted by the Board of Education upon students of the school but they are determined to stop forever such disgraceful affairs.

▶ “Lizzie” Hathaway, the notorious Monticello murderess against whom the state charges at least four and probably five homicides, and who spent several months in the death house at Clinton prison, is no longer the dreaded murder bent maniac she was when condemned to Matteawan under special guard several years ago. In fact the murderess, who at the time of conviction was more man than woman, weighing over 200 pounds, is only a vestige of her former self, as she lies slowly wasting away in Clinton prison.

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