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April 06 1906/2006

Forest City - Auctioneer George H. Stephens had more than his share of difficulties in reaching a public sale up in Susquehanna county, on Tuesday, says the Peckville Journal.

He left Peckville on the D. H. Saratoga express. This train was wrecked a short distance north of Carbondale. He changed to the O. and W. road and finally reached Forest City. Here he telephoned to the man who was to have [the] sale to send a conveyance to take him out to the place. The man complied with this request and they left Forest City for a drive of several miles over country roads. They encountered numerable snow drifts and were finally dumped out of the sleigh, the horse was thrown down and things were badly mixed up. At last everything was straightened out and a start made and in due time they reached the place several hours late, only to find that the few who had come through the storm had gone home.

Great Bend - Miss Eloise Wilmot, one of the most prominent and popular women of Great Bend and for about 15 years the organist of the M.E. church, was stricken with paralysis Friday evening while performing her accustomed duty in the church, and died Saturday morning about 2 o'clock without regaining consciousness. Miss Wilmot had complained of feeling strangely for several days but was otherwise in good health and had practically no warning of her untimely death. She took her seat at the organ as usual, there being a lecture in the church, and began to play the voluntary, when she suddenly fell forward and grasped the keys of the organ for support. She was immediately removed to her home. Miss Wilmot was 41 years of age. She is survived by four sisters and three brothers.

Avery/Lemon - Wm. Bramer, of Avery, and Mrs. Evaline Bush, of Lemon, were married at the home of Mrs. Bush at Lemon, Thursday, March 29, '06. Rev. J. W. Price performed the ceremony. Mr. Bramer is 70 and Mrs. Bush 58. They have the congratulations of their friends.

Springville - The mail route between the postoffice and the L.V. railway has been relet and Obediah Shoemaker has the job at $100 per year. The new R.F.D. carrier, Mr. Swanick, has a beautiful new wagon. It is painted white and all embossed. AND Chas. W. Lee is intending to take in the summer term of school of the State Normal at East Stroudsburg.

Rush - The usual season of spring mud finds the sluices in their usual positions high and dry above the rest of the road. If the money system of road making will remove this one nuisance and construct decent and sensible sluices, that alone will save enough horse flesh enough to pay half the road tax.

Harford - An excellent entertainment was given in Odd Fellows hall last week for the Congregational church renovation fund. Program included orchestra, consisting of Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Adams, Norman Adams, Fred D. and Lou Wilmarth; duet, Mrs. F. D. and Lou Wilmarth; violin solos, W.W. Adams; Songs, Winsor Adams; piano duet, Mrs. H. E. Miller and Miss O. Usher; recitations, Mrs. Eugene Osborne; quartette, Miss Payne, Mrs. Lou Wilmarth, Arthur Tingley and Norman Adams; An Old Maid's Tea Party, Mrs. Curtis, Mrs. F. D. and Lou Wilmarth, Miss Payne, Mrs. O. F. Maynard and Miss Hill. Proceeds over $11.

Herrick - Aaron Tingley has taken the new mail route between Herrick Centre and Parma to commence Monday, April 9.

Thompson - Thompson's reliable milliner, Mrs. A. C. Foster, returned Saturday evening from New York, where she had spent a week buying her spring supply of millinery goods.

Jackson - Measles are in town and from present indications the disease will be able to make a visit to most families. AND C. F. Whitney's sugar orchard is in full blast these days and as usual Mr. Whitney is turning out a fine grade of pure maple syrup.

Middletown - Jasper T. Jennings writes the following about Middletown: The first settlements were made in 1799 by Riel Brister and Benjamin Abbott. The nearest mill was at the mouth of the Wyalusing creek. The first pioneers prepared grain by pounding it or carrying it on their backs to the distant mill. The first grist mill was built at Prattville and conducted by Henry Gaylord. The first saw mill was built by Josiah Grant in 1801. The township was organized in 1814. The population in 1906 is 660.

About 1815 three persons, who had received information from the Indians who once lived in this vicinity, came to one of the early settlers of Middletown and desired to dig for salt. On being granted permission they removed some three feet of earth, when they came to a large flat stone covering a well five or six feet deep laid up with logs. Later wells were sunk in a number of places, and some salt was obtained but none of these enterprises have proved entirely successful.

Vestal Centre - On March 28, 1906, near Vestal Centre, N.Y., Wm. H. Lester died in the 76th year of his age. He enlisted in Co. D, 50th Reg. P.V. and served faithfully. A member of Four Brothers' Post, of Montrose, he has ever had a great regard for all veterans. Four members of the Post attended his funeral at Forest Lake on March 30th and the burial was in Horton cemetery.

Montrose - Our townsman, H. C. Burgess, returned last week from a trip to Vicksburg, Miss., and reports a very delightful time. He was a member of Co. D., 50th Regt. Pa. Volunteers, and was in the siege of Vicksburg. The U.S. Government furnished free passes for all Union soldiers who were in this siege. Comrade Burgess speaks in praise of the South, but says Pennsylvania is good enough for him. AND The sad death of Anna Dolan, aged 13, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thos. L. Dolan, occurred Tuesday evening, April 3, resulting from appendicitis and following an operation for same.

Susquehanna Depot - Nineteen establishments selling cigars have been certified as liable for a Mercantile Tax as retail or wholesale dealers for the year 1906. AND A musical entertainment will soon be held for the benefit of the Simon H. Barnes Hospital.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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