TO THE READERS OF THE LAKE GEORGE MIRROR.
To the best of my knowledge, the Lake George MIRROR is the only paper published that slipped before the footlights of public opinion and made a bid for public favor, without a long-winded salutatory. The first issue was not up to the standard chosen by the editor and publisher. The present issue shows decided improvement typographically. The MIRROR will reflect the lights and shadows thrown upon its face by the passing social events during the summer. To learn where the MIRROR circulates read the third page.
-Lake George is by no means in the wilderness. Pretty Villages dot its shores and the surrounding country, and in the season, the shores and islands are lined with merry camping parties, who do not wish to get too far from civilization, typified by the hotel. A great deal of visiting back and forth is therefore carried on. Gay pleasure boats diversify the waters, and no harsher echoes of the cruel Indian warfare linger round than-
“Low sound of leaves and splash of oars,
And lapsing waves on quiet shores.”
The best society abounds, but it is not forced upon one at all hours. There may not be so much flirting of the young folks as there is said to be at Mount Desert, but it is safe to wager that more good matches are made among the poetic surroundings of Lake George in one season than elsewhere in five.
One of the interesting points for excursions is a genuine monastery, “St. Mary’s of the Lake,” a summer place of the Paulist fathers, whose headquarters are in New York city, under their director, Father Hecker. The order is largely composed of converts, and its work is similar to that of the Jesuits. The grounds here were presented to them by the distinguished lawyer, Charles O’Connor.
ALONG THE SHORE.
-In Lake George, the lake trout are seeking deeper waters and are more difficult to catch.
-An effort is being made to organize a tribe of the Improved Order of Red Men at Lake George.
-The next thing for the residents and hotel men of Caldwell to set about is a sprinkler for the dusty streets.
-The steam yachts Caprice, Daniela, Wapanak, Rover, Fanita and Minuette, owned in Bolton, are in commission.
-Basin Bay point is for sale. It is well wooded and situatued but a short distance from the new club house of the L. G. Y. C.
-The Delaware and Hudson Canal Company are building a new pier on the east shore of Fourteen Mile island. It will be used to land excursions.
-The Lake House opened its doors for the summer on Monday. It will not be many days before the shady lawn is covered with gay damsels.
-There is as pretty a bed of pansies as one can find in a year’s journey on the Goodman house lawn at Bolton Bay. It is a homelike place, nicely situated in the village.
-The State Forest Commission will spend the summer in the north woods to supervise the purchase of a portion of the million and a half acres required for the park in the wilderness.
-E. F. Babbage, “the phat boy,” our old friend from the gay and illusive banks of the St. Lawrence, rolled into the Sagamore one day this week, remarked “It’s ‘ot. Good morning. Good bye.” He weighs five hundred pounds. May his shadow never grow less.
-P. Manning Skinner, “the doctor” and a famous landscape artist, will appear at the Kattskill house Monday.
Assembly Point, Lake George, June 14, 1890.