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•100 Years Ago - July, 1909•

(Note... On July 10, 1909 the jury returned a verdict of first-degree murder and the judge imposed the death penalty, Faber's electrocution to take place at Clinton Prison, Dannemora, in the week of August 8, 1909. The tears and wails of his aged father and mother, his brother and sister appeared to have little effect upon him and he appeared cheerful as he left the courtroom.)

Old veteran's painful loss

Charles Lamb, an old veteran, met with a painful accident while celebrating the Fourth of July between Chestertown and The Glen, where he was employed on a farm. He held a lighted cannon firecracker in his right hand. He is somewhat deaf and did not hear his friends when they warned him of the danger. The hand was torn and blown into an unshapely mass. The man suffered a great loss of blood before the wrist was corded. His hand was later amputated at Glens Falls Hospital.

High school welcomes new principal

The teachers of Warrensburgh High School and pupils of the academic department gave a farewell reception for the retiring principal, Prof. E.W. Benedict, at the school building (a grand stone building that was once on the north corner of Elm and Stewart Farrar streets,) Members of the board of education and many invited guests were present.

Prof. John B. Chilson, 33, of North Creek is to succeed Prof Benedict and he was selected from more than 30 applicants for the position. At North Creek, he had been principal for six years. A native of Ballston Spa, Chilson is married but has no children. (Note...Prof. Chilson lived in the Harry Reoux house, now standing at the corner of Main and Hackensack streets. Known as a zealous and dedicated worker, he served the Warrensburgh School for 13 years.)

New dam at paper mill

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