Animals: Saratoga Massacre

Few miles east of Saratoga Springs, N. Y., famed socialite-racing-gambling-health resort where the cornerstone of a new spa building was laid last fortnight (TIME, July 24), lies Schuylerville, once called Saratoga, whose inhabitants were massacred by French & Indians in 1745. One mile west of Saratoga Springs lies Ashgrove Farm, Edward Barber Ashton's "million-dollar" turkey ranch.

Every August Owner Ashton, a Saratoga Springs coal dealer, rents his farm for $7,500 to William Ziegler Jr., sports-man-treasurer of New York's Republican State Committee. Rest of the year he uses it chiefly as a place...

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