April 03 1903/2003
Brooklyn - Having recently attended the "Vienna School of Millinery" in New York, for the purpose of becoming acquainted with the technical work in this line, I am pleased to announce that on and after Monday, March 30, 1903, I will be pleased to see any and all who desire work in this line. Mrs. S. B. Eldridge, Brooklyn, PA.
Friendsville - A successful term of school closed at the Baldwin schoolhouse, March 20th with Sarah C. Reilly as teacher. Miss Reilly intends visiting a month or so in Binghamton.
Montrose - On Tuesday evening "The New York Girl" will be the attraction at Village Hall in a two-act musical comedy, headed by Eulalie, a remarkably versatile and exceedingly clever young actress. The comedy is clean, crisp and up-to-date. It is interpreted by Eulalie, whose delicate handling of the title role of "Frolicksome Flo Flyaway" indelibly stamps her as the foremost of the profession; by well known comedians who introduce high class vaudeville and by bright pretty girls in singing and dancing numbers. AND The Farmers' National Bank was organized last Saturday. C. F. Pross, of Scranton, is to be cashier.
Susquehanna - Rev John A. Sophia and family have returned to Harford, their former home, to the general regret of the people here. AND Rev. Mr. Crydenwise, of Copenhagen, NY, the new rector, will begin his labors in Christ church next Sunday.
Uniondale - Bessie Coleman is preparing to attend State Normal School at Bloomsburg.
Auburn Corners - Effie Dunmore, a missionary in Mexico, is expected to leave there the first Monday in April; stopping in Chicago and some other cities, she hopes to reach her home here in May, where she will spend her vacation.
South Gibson - Dr. and Mrs. Davis will leave this week for their new home near Wilkesbarre, where he has secured a more lucrative place for his profession.
Harford - Those courageous enough to brave the severe storm Monday evening, were amply repaid by the entertainment given by the Juniata College Quartette; it was one of the finest entertainments ever given in Harford.
Brookdale - On March 7th, Mrs. Mary Travis was married to Mr. Douglass, and will live on her farm. And in Lawsville O. H. Chaffee has moved to California and his wife has moved to Corbettsville to live with her daughter, Mrs. C. A. LaSure.
Franklin Forks - The young lads of this place have organized a baseball nine.
Springville - The baccalaureate sermon to the graduating class will be preached by Rev. H. P. Walter at 11 o'clock in the Methodist church; the graduating exercises will be given at the academy instead of the church as stated in these items last week. The class of '03 numbers 13, as follows-Willie Pickard, pres; Anna Florence Dolan, vice pres; Beatrice Aldrich, treas; Nellie Bly Marcy, sec'y; Claude Carter, mantle orator; Ethel Mae Niebell, historian; Ross Carter, Class orator; Pearl Mae Pickard, prophecy; Lula Vera Squier, testator; Leigh Culver, poet; committee, Clarence Taylor, Carrie Magdalene Gray, Gretchen Carlin, Class Motto --Labore Vincimus.
East Lathrop - We are glad to state our two old veterans, Pardon Lindsey and Orwin Hinkley, have enjoyed fairly good health this winter. AND Miss Augelia Sweet and Miss Augusta Brotzman carried off the prizes in spelling at Maple Grove School.
Heart Lake - L. O. Farrar is putting a new roof on the icehouse, which was broken in by the heavy snow during the winter.
Auburn - P. C. Bushnell sold his entire stock of shoes to parties in Philadelphia. The writer learned of one of the parties that he had been engaged in this business ever since a boy. They go all over and buy old stocks of shoes and other goods and ship them in the southern states and make big sales by advertising shoes at ten cents a pair, which brings out thousands of people from which they realize a fine profit. Mr. B. has painted his storefront red, which means a dead slaughter on old shoes, and that a fine stock of the best and latest fashions will take their place.
Silver Lake - Neil F. Kane has accepted a position in the Susquehanna Erie shop.
Clifford - Douglas Miller, of Lenoxville, who died March 25, was buried the 28th in the Clifford Valley cemetery. Peter Rivenburg, our undertaker, was in attendance, driving on the hearse his nice team of creams. AND Mr. Higgins, representing the Royal Baking Powder Co., was in town last week, furnishing our merchants with several new designs of advertisements. He said that the company intends to furnish our neighboring town, Royal [named for the company], with a new Liberty pole in place of the broken one, and would send one of their new advertising flags in place of the old dilapidated one.
New Milford - Evi DeWitt, whose death occurred on Saturday, was a direct descendant of Tjerck Claeszn DeWitt, who came to this country from Holland in 1638 and settled in Kingston, NY. Moses DeWitt, the grandfather of Evi, was captain of militia and served with distinction in the Minisink war [Revolutionary War] in Orange and Sullivan counties. For his military service he was awarded a grant of land in Wantage, NJ, where he settled. Evi, the subject of this sketch, was born in the township of Montage, Sussex Co., NJ, November 14, 1819. When quite a young man he removed with his family to Brooklyn, Susq. Co. In 1843 he married Annie Elizabeth Wilson at Carbondale. They commenced housekeeping in Brooklyn, where they resided one year, and afterward removed to Nicholson for three years. In 1848 they removed to New Milford upon a farm situated just south of the borough, where Mr. DeWitt has resided since that time.
News Briefs: Stick to your flannels until they stick to you. This is the time of the year when in olden times our mothers would give us sulphur on bread and molasses. AND 120,000 pairs of shoes were manufactured at the Lestershire [now Johnson City] and Endicott factories the week ending March 14th, the largest in the world.
Compiled By: Betty Smith