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Immodest lady sent home | Turning Back the Pages

•100 years ago — March 1914•

Lingering death from saloon fight

John Joseph Kelleher, 35, who five years ago was wounded in the shoulder by a bullet from a revolver in the hands of Beecher Faber at the time he shot up the Ryan saloon in the west end and fatally injured Maude Ryan, died March 7, 1914 at his home in Glens Falls and his early demise is believed to have been indirectly due to the bullet which was never removed from his shoulder.

Faber was twice placed on trial for killing the Ryan woman, the jury disagreeing the first time and the prisoner entering a plea of guilty of murder in the second degree in the second trial. Faber is now serving a sentence of twenty years in Dannemora prison. John Kelleher is survived by one sister, Miss Anna Kelleher.

Preparing for war

All Warrensburgh people who are interested in Women’s Suffrage, either for or against it, are invited to attend a meeting at the Grand Army House on April 3, 1914 at 3 o’clock to be conducted by Mrs. Susan Bain of Glens Falls, who is the suffrage leader in Warren County and Mrs. Hodgson, Vice President of the Political Equality Club of Glens Falls. It is hoped that a large number of people will respond to this invitation and that an organization may be started here.

Warrensburgh women have not up to this time shown much activity in the struggle of their sex to secure the right to vote, but it is believed that once their interest is aroused they will go into the fight with the vigor which characterizes their efforts in any good cause they espouse. At any rate they should give the Glens Falls ladies a hearing.

(Note: The Grand Army House was where George Henry’s Tavern is now located. Women’s Suffrage, the right of women to vote, was first proposed in the U.S. in 1848 and was a hotly contested battle. It was not until 1928 that women received full equal voting rights.)

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