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•100 Years Ago - June, 1909•

Wallace Scofield of West Stony Creek, who is quite elderly, was taken with hemorrhage of the head and bled constantly freely for nearly two days and nights. He is somewhat better.

William H. Faxon, of Chestertown, has opened up his graphite mine on Hague Mountain and he has built a new road into the mines.

The North Creek Electric Co. has its dam well under way with a fair prospect that electric lights will be installed there locally this coming fall.

L.W. Brooks is building a shanty near Seymour Stevens' place at Knowelhurst - near Stony Creek - and expects to commence peeling hemlock bark for Ned Garnar and also for Finch, Pruyn, of Glens Falls. (Note...Hemlock bark, which contained tannic acid, was used extensively in making leather. When the hemlock tree supply was exhausted in the Adirondacks, the leather industry left the region.)

Charles Baumaline has resumed his duties as chef at the Adirondack Hotel (now the site of Rite Aid Pharmacy) in Warrensburgh. Allie J. Pasco has leased the Loon Lake Inn in Chester.

Prisoner ingests poison, delays journey

Anthony Chadwick, the Glens Falls criminal who apparently tried to kill his ex-lover with dynamite, attempted to end his life with poison and was dangerously ill in Plattsburgh. He was finally so recovered on June 2, 1909 that he was able to continue the journey to the Dannemora State Prison with jailers Adelbert Brown and Constable C.J. Buckley. (Note: Anthony Chadwick, a former Glens Falls special policeman, threw a dynamite bomb on Dec. 31, 1908 into a double tenement house on New Alley St. where his former paramour, Mrs. John Anderson lived. The lady wasn't home at the time, but her little daughter was badly injured by flying glass.)

Bargain real estate offered

S.B. Smith, Warrensburgh's real estate and insurance dealer, has a "good little farm" less than three-quarters of a mile from town, 22 acres, a six- room house, poultry house, productive two-acre garden and nice, clean well water, all for $325. Listed also is a residence on lower River St. adjoining J.F. Cameron's store, with nine rooms, a cellar, veranda, the house is in excellent condition, for $1,000. (Note...This latter house, next to the Milton Ave. bridge is still standing. My late husband, Mervin Hadden was born there in 1917. Cameron's store was next door where the empty lot exists now, across from Curtis Lumber.)

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