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Turning Back the Pages 9-11-10

Lake George Club founder falls from rafters

Charles S. Peabody was severely injured the morning of Sept. 5, 1910, by falling from the rafters at the Lake George Club, where he was assisting in arranging decorations. He fell about 25 feet to the hardwood floor, landing on his head

In his descent, he struck the gallery railing which broke the full force of his fall, which doctors agree would have under other conditions have resulted in his death. He was picked up unconscious and taken to the Hotel Marion.

(Note: Charles Samuel Peabody, the son of Lake George millionaire Royal C. Peabody, was the architect and a Founder-Member of the famed Lake George Club on the lakeshore near Diamond Point. His favorite uncle, George Foster Peabody, always called him "Carlos."

Charles also designed his father's mansion, "Wikiosco." or "home of beautiful waters," on Millionaires' Row, which many years later was owned by Charles R. Wood and was eventually renamed as "Blenheim on the Lake.")

Local fair presents novel airship

The Pottersville Fair, set to commence on Sept. 20, 1910, will present the great Aeroplane flight, the first airship to ever be seen in this part of the country. A big crowd is expected every day to see this special attraction.

Mail-order bride murdered

Two years ago, G. Frank Hewey, a wealthy farmer near Weatherfield, Vt., married a woman who came into these parts as a result of a matrimonial advertisement he placed in a western publication. On Aug. 23, 1910 he killed her and the horse she drove and than ended his own life.

Mrs. Hewey was found dead sitting upright in her carriage with a bullet through her heart on Branch Rd. in Perkinsville in a lonely section of the town. A party of automobilists had been trying for some time to get by and finally in disgust they got out and looked into the carriage. There they found Mrs. Hewey dead. The horse had been shot through the heart.

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