Warrensburgh is suffering from a fearful drought. Farmers are complaining that their crops are being ruined and their pastures are dried up. There have been heavy showers to the south of us of late, but the clouds failed to spill their much-desired moisture on this town. The village lawns have turned brown and corn leaves have shriveled. There has been an alarming shrinkage of water in the Warrensburgh Water Works Companys reservoir on Harrington Hill and unless rain comes soon, a water famine is imminent. Fire ravishes Prospect Mountain An insignificant brush fire started in a ravine near Strawberry Hill on the Luzerne Road in the town of Caldwell (now Lake George) and it developed into a big forest fire which at one time threatened the village of Lake George. The fire was brought under control by Fire Warden Cheney of Lake George, with a force of 200 to 300 men recruited from the surrounding countryside. The south side of Prospect Mountain was burned over, and the Prospect Mountain House, on its summit, was saved only by hard work. In the progress the flames destroyed the timber on 400 or 500 acres of woodland belonging to the owner of Russells saw mill, Fred R. Brown and the Ferguson estate. The loss is estimated at $7,000. Passengers all shook up The new Lake George steamer, The Mohican, rammed into the dock at Ripleys Point on Monday morning, ripping out the north end of the structure and badly frightening a score or more of persons assembled on the pier. The accident was due to the failure of the engines to respond to the signal from the pilot house to reverse. The steamer was not damaged. Parents grieve over dead son Roland Tucker, the seven-year-old son of Miles Tucker, while in the yard of his parents home at noon time in the southern part of Warrensburgh (Ridge Street area), was struck in the head by a stone thrown by an 11-year-old playmate who was passing the Tucker house. The missile, which was somewhat larger than an egg and rough and jagged, hit the little fellow on the back of his head with such force as to cause a fracture. Rollin died at 7 oclock that evening. He was buried in the Warrensburgh Cemetery in a coffin covered by floral displays. Bread to feed Italian road workers About 800 loaves of bread are furnished weekly for the Italian workmen on the state roads between Riverside, Chestertown, Pottersville and Schroon Lake by Gabels Bakery, of Warrensburgh. The loaves are delivered every working day by the bakerys horse and wagon. Local news roundabout All the iron bridges in Warrensburgh are being painted this summer. Automobiles are recently so plentiful on the streets of Stony Creek that they have ceased to be a novelty. A good many new people are moving into Pottersville this season on account of the work on the new road. Charles Swanson is peeling poplar timber for pulp wood at Knowelhurst Charles F. Burhans of Warrensburg has purchased a Ford runabout motor car. A company of gospel workers are holding meetings in a tent on the lawn north of the Warren House (Note about where Potters Diner is now). The logging drive on the Schroon River will probably get through July 16, 1908. On account of very low water, many logs were left back. The state purchasing board, at Albany, has bought 22,000 acres of land on the eastern borders of Schroon Lake from the Raquette Falls Land Company, at $7.25 per acre, and is negotiating for 20,000 more acres in Essex County. New rules, new laws The state Forest, Fish and Game Commission has sent out the hunters license blanks throughout New York State to county clerks. They cost $1.10 each. Non-residents are required to pay $20.50 for a license. Clean up, remain so and obey the law, or close up, is the motto of the State Department of Agriculture which is using every means to enforce the law in regard to the unsanitary conditions in many of the cheese factories, creameries and milk stations around the state. Wrong place, wrong time Roscoe C. Burch, president and general manager of the Saratoga Milling and Grain Co., was struck by lightening and instantly killed at South Cambridge while shaving under an elm tree in the yard of his mothers house. George P. Butlers house at Friends Lake, caught fire. A small hole was burned through the roof near the chimney when it was discovered. The fire was extinguished by means of a bucket brigade. Parks Hospital expansion The Parks Hospital Guild realized more than $3,500 on Tag day at Glens Falls. Of this amount $500 was given by Col. John L. Cunningham. The money will be used toward defraying the expenses of the new hospital in that city. The new building will be of brick, will be three stories high and will be fireproof. It will have 25 private rooms, two medical and surgical wards, a childrens and a maternity ward. (Parks Hospital is the forerunner of Glen Falls Hospital) Fourth of July celebration The members of Johnsburgh Lodge I.O.O.F. (Odd Fellows) and their friends are preparing to celebrate the national holiday and to demonstrate their patriotism. There will be a picnic in Andrew Lackeys grove at Johnsburgh Corners and a parade of Filibusters through town in the morning and a game of baseball in the afternoon between a team of Odd Fellows and a team of outsiders. Tubbs Concert Orchestra of Warrensburgh has been engaged to furnish music and will play on the grove. News from hereabouts Orley Wood and Lyman Bidwell have enlisted as musicians in the United States Army and will leave the week of July 16, 1908 for Fort Slocum, in New York Harbor where they will be assigned to a regiment. The Reoux building, on King Street, used for a blacksmith shop, wagon and paint shop, has been purchased by A.T. Crandall from L.E. Reoux. Captain S.B. Moses is conducting a platform dance every weekday night at his home on Alden Ave. Music is furnished by an organina manufactured entirely by the versatile captain. It is ran by a water motor therefore the music is always on tap and never gets dry or tired. (Captain Samuel Moses house still stands on the corner of River Street and Alden Ave. He used to organize all the parades in town and nothing like them has ever been seen in town before or since! He was a total character and the outrageous lengths he would go to for a practical joke have become a legend here).