ROME, N.Y., Jan. 10. --Ex-President Harrison, who spent a portion of last summer at Dodd Camp, First Lake, Fulton Chain, was so well pleased with the North Woods that he has bought of Dr. Seward Webb about twenty-five acres of land at the point where First and Second Lakes join, and will build a cottage.
The plot has a water frontage of about 1,000 feet. Gen. Harrison has had the land cleared of stumps, logs and under-brush, and as soon as possible will build a handsome cottage, which he expects to have ready for occupancy next Summer. His purchase is on the south side of the lake, about three and a half miles from Old Forge, and about one mile above Dodd Camp, which is on the opposite side.
A survey has just been completed for a standard-gauge steam railroad from Fulton Chain station on the Adirondack and St. Lawrence Railroad, to Old Forge, at the foot of First Lake, Fulton Chain, and the road will be built as soon as the snow goes off. An electric railroad is contemplated, which will connect Fourth Lake with Racquette Lake, eight miles further north.