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Turning Back The Pages 4-10-10

Elwin Culver had two fingers cut off his left hand by a circular wood saw, April 25, 1910, while working for W.H. Faxon. C.H. Burge brought him to Warrensburgh in his auto car for treatment by Dr. J.E. Goodman and Dr. J.M. Griffin.

Drama at Music Hall beaks records

"The Country Minister," written by Arthur Lewis Tubbs of Warrensburg and presented by clever local actors, broke all records at Music Hall for attendance. This rousing benefit for St. Cecilia's Church brought in a net sum of $205.80 which has never been equalled.

In the title role, Nelson DuFresne played Rev. Ralph Underwood. Mrs. F.C. Loss was the leading lady and she wore some beautiful dresses. Her costume in the fourth act, a pink satin gown, was especially grand and the ladies in the audience were enthralled. Before her marriage she was Helen Burleigh of Fort Edward and was prominent in amateur theatricals. (Note...Music Hall, before it burned in 1950, was at the north corner of Main and Adirondack streets.)

A woman of unusual qualities

Martha Cameron Dayton, 76, died at her home in Decorah, Iowa where she has lived since she moved from this area in 1861. She was born here April 8, 1834 and married Joel Dayton, who died in 1906. She was a faithful member of the Episcopal Church. She is survived by her son, Charles and her daughter, Miss Jennie Dayton.

The deceased was a woman of unusual intelligence and penetration which was beset with the pearl of affability, which she retained to the very last, notwithstanding the shadow which came in the sunset of life. She held steadily, quietly, patiently, sweetly on her way to meet her maker. She met her last day full of confidence and fortitude, born in the faith in the word of God.

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