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April 04 1913/2013

Montrose - Mrs. John Snell has taken the agency for the Winner’s Vacuum Cleaner. Works like a carpet sweeper; no pumping.

Susquehanna - Upon orders from the court, District Attorney Ferguson has drawn up lists of men of known intemperate habits and these lists have been posted in every saloon and drug store in Susquehanna, Lanesboro and Oakland. There are 49 names on the list and liquor dealers are forbidden to sell to any of the men whose names have been posted. It is stated that similar proceedings will be taken in several other towns in the county. It is alleged that in the eastern part of the county, in some sections, speakeasies and wagons peddling liquor have been doing considerable business, and the strong arm of the law is to be invoked to put them out of business.

Elk Lake - Miss Claire Reynolds was returned to her home in Auburn after closing a very successful term of school last Friday. On Monday evening previous, Miss Reynolds, assisted by her pupils and Messrs. Taylor, gave a very pleasing entertainment.

Hopbottom - The men of the church served an oyster supper, Tuesday evening of last week, which was followed by an entertainment that exhibited the fine talent possessed by this village. Wednesday evening the ladies’ minstrel show was a splendid affair and was hugely enjoyed by an audience that crowded the hall. The Belles were delightful in their makeup and rendition of songs, monologues and jokes. Miss Helen Jeffers brought down the house with her stump speech on the political questions of the day. Mrs. Tiffany’s monologue was excruciatingly funny and the local hits were well appreciated. The door prize of the fine painting, donated by Mrs. May Ballou Tiffany, was won by Miss Hortman. Mrs. Janaushek received the prize of a piece of cut glass, donated by J. W. Bisbee, for the best chocolate cake; Mrs. Fred Brown, the sack of flour donated by Glen A. Roberts for the best loaf of bread; Miss Mella Brown, the three pounds of coffee, donated by Robert Bertholf, for the best coffee cake; Mrs. Dell Wright, the china cake plate, donated by E. M. Loomis, for the best nut cake. After the minstrel show the unsold goods were auctioned off and everything was entirely sold out. ALSO: Mrs. Guy Penny, who has been a great sufferer for many weeks from neuralgia and rheumatism, was moved on a cot bed, carried by four men, a distance of nearly two miles. We hope for her speedy recovery.

Uniondale - The recent high water demonstrates, it is said, that the dams at Lewis Lake and Hathaway Pond, near Uniondale, endanger the towns and cities in the Lackawanna Valley. Both dams held back large bodies of water and as they are not especially strong in either instance, citizens whose lives and property are endangered are showing some concern regarding their insecurity.

Forest City - According to the “Forest City News” the borough treasurer has received $1,080 as its share of the liquor license money. Will that pay the fines, officers’ fees, transportation expenses of criminals, etc., who are arrested for crimes or nuisances committed while intoxicated, or care for the almshouse poor or those who are placed in the asylums as a direct or indirect cause of the drink evil?

Lanesboro - Arch Woodard, an aged farmer residing near here, was sand--bagged and robbed Monday afternoon while on his way home from Susquehanna. Several strange men saw him make a purchase at Lyons Hotel, where he exhibited about 20 dollars in bills. Later, two of these men left the hotel and it is believed they followed him. At a spot suited to their purpose, they laid in wait and unexpectedly, jumping into his wagon, rendered him unconscious by a blow upon the head. A Mrs. Johnson, living nearby, found Woodard unconscious and alarmed the neighborhood. Stephen VanHorn later took him to the Susquehanna hospital, where he was cared for. Woodard said he saw a man, apparently trying to get out of sight shortly before he was held up, but has no other clue to the robbery. In addition to his watch and chain, he was robbed of about $15.

Burnwood, Ararat Twp - Who was it that said summer was here because he saw wild geese? Were geese ever reputed to be very wise? ALSO: Willie Silver had the good luck (?) to have someone come in his sugar woods and help themselves to about 70 of his sap spiles. They would probably have taken his sap pails if they could have carried them away without being seen. Never mind, he has a line on the thieves and if the spiles are not returned he is going to prosecute.

Lenox - The terrible windstorm of March 21 blew down the large cow barn of F. A. Jeffers, besides doing considerable other damage in the neighborhood.

New Milford - Gordon Howell, who is one of the heavy advertising men on the Lestershire Record, a sheet noted for its typographical beauty, was among our callers Saturday. Mr. Howell was, for years, editor of the New Milford Advertiser.

Springville - Homer Young, our enterprising Maxwell agent, is preparing to build a nice garage with living rooms above, and offers his house and lot for sale.

Bridgewater Twp./Scranton - George W. Bushnell, retired leather merchant and old resident, died recently at his home in Scranton. He was 86 years old and a native of Bridgewater, Susquehanna county. For many years the Bushnell leather store, on Spruce street, was one of Scranton’s most flourishing enterprises. Mr. Bushnell worked on his father’s farm in Susquehanna county, as a young man, and attended the district school. In 1850 he worked with an engineer corps in locating was known as Leggetts Creek railroad. The road was completed as far as Great Bend in 1851 and the rest of that year and the following year he taught school at Auburn Corners. Mr. Bushnell went to Scranton in 1853. He secured a position with the Lackawanna railroad at Mt. Pocono, but left there to engage in the leather business. Clayton Bushnell, now deceased, was associated with his father in the business for a time. The only near relative left by the deceased is his widow.

Hallstead - At present, the prospects are very encouraging for a base ball team in Hallstead and Great Bend for the coming year. Suitable grounds are to be secured and players engaged for the season. The manager of last year’s club, Philip Demer, states that there is considerable talk of forming a league, consisting of Dunn McCarthy, Lestershire, Endicott, Montrose, Deposit, Susquehanna and Great Bend, which would make an excellent circuit. Money will be raised to meet the various expenses to be encountered at the beginning and it is hoped that the response will be liberal.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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