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April 07 1905/2005

South Gibson - Greeley Belcher, of South Gibson, who has been previously engaged in the mining business in Alaska, started last week for the Klondike, where he has a number of claims.

Montrose - John Hefferan has purchased the harness shop for a number of years owned by Joseph E. Barney and will hereafter conduct the business himself. Mr. Hefferan is a harnessmaker of many years experience, besides being an affable gentleman. The large patronage of the establishment will unquestionably be continued as he has been practically entirely in charge the past two years, not only during this time demonstrating his ability but making many friends as well.

Franklin Forks - Frank H. Shafer closed his term of school here yesterday and will put in some of his spare time from now until the baseball season opens up in tossing the ball across the plate and getting in shape to "put it all over" what teams the local nine may come up against. Frank displays good headwork in connection with his speedy curve and his many admirers are expecting, with every promise of their expectations being fulfilled, to see his pitching the coming season surpass the excellent record he established last season.

Alford - Perry Sweet was in Montrose on Monday and renewed the Independent Republican for the 41st time, having commenced taking it when in the army, in 1864, then only a boy of 17. Mr. Sweet can be classed as one of our youngest old subscribers, and one of the pleasantest of our many pleasant ones. He tells us he has secured a position with the International Correspondence School in Scranton and will commence his duties shortly.

Silver Lake - John Quinn, for 36 years color-bearer of Four Brothers Post G.A.R., gave some facts concerning his interesting life. He was born in England 78 years ago and came to this country when a boy, getting his first glimpse of Montrose 65 years ago. His patriotic ardor caused him to enlist with Co. C, 151st Regt, Pennsylvania Volunteers, which was formed here by the late Major Young. For 17 months our redoubtable old warrior served in the army and that he saw active service is attested to by the three wounds he received during that time. One, which was received at Ft. Donaldson, in repulsing a cavalry charge, he shows with not a little just pride. It is a clean cut saber wound and had it not been for the flag-staff of the colors which he was bearing he would have been minus a hand. As it was the staff was cut in twain and his wrist nearly so, hanging only by a few shreds. Mr. Quinn has the soldier's love for President Lincoln and recounts with pleasure the review of troops at Belle Plains Landing, where he saw and had the honor of saluting him. Mr. Quinn is the father of ten children--9 boys and a daughter. Seven of the boys and the daughter are now living in Binghamton where Mr. Quinn has been spending a good part of the winter. One son was killed in a runaway accident several years ago and the remaining boy is in Golden, Ohio. He is a grandfather of 37 grandchildren. His strong face and manly, erect bearing have made him always a striking figure, marching at the head of the column of old veterans, with the stars and stripes floating over his head.

Rhiney Creek - C. L. Bailey has planted his garden. Let's hear from the man who can beat that! March 31st. AND The acid factory is closed for cleaning and repairing and A. L. Rose is doing a rushing business with his grist mill.

Kingsley - March 31st being the day that W.W. Adams, of Kingsley, was to return from a month's visit in Cuba, the members of the band, together with his many friends, met at the depot to greet him. As train No. 5 stopped at Kingsley, the band was playing an appropriate piece, and as he stepped off he knew by the many faces that he was welcomed back. They then went to the basement of the Universalist church and had a maple sugar social for the benefit of the band. Mr. Adams deserves a great deal of praise for his untiring effort displayed is the building-up of the Kingsley band.

Brooklyn - Mrs. Willis Kent took carbolic acid by mistake, Sunday evening, and only by prompt and heroic means was her life saved. Mr. Williams, who lives in part of the house, gave white of eggs and warm water, and Dr. Ainey was soon there and after a long time succeeded in counteracting the poison, although it has left its effects somewhat. AND The new butter factory started April 1st and received the first morning over 7000 lbs. of milk. The Harford Dairy Co. has leased the plant for five years.

Little Meadows - Arthur Deuel, of the State College, is spending his Easter vacation with his mother, Mrs. Jane Deuel.

Jackson - E. A. Page, one of Jackson's oldest and the most respected citizens was in Susquehanna Saturday. Mr. Page, at 84, is a well-preserved man, retaining his mental faculties in an eminent degree. He informed the writer that he had been a subscriber to the Democrat for a period if 62 years--a most remarkable record.

Middletown Center - Miss Harriet Jones has returned home from school at Leraysville. AND The wood bee at J.F. Golden's was largely attended.

Susquehanna - The following notice was posted in the Erie shops: "Beginning Monday, April 3, the shops will work ten hours per day, six days in the week." The shops have been working nine hours per day and five days in the week for the past eleven months. The difference between the union boilermakers and the company continues unsettled.

Clifford - Business is starting up in all of its branches. E. E. Finn is busy looking after our creamery and the creamery co.'s different skimming stations. Our merchant, Bliss, has put in a full line of groceries on one side of his furniture store. Frank Spedden shipped from Carbondale 280 barrels of apples. Our blacksmiths are doing a lively business and are getting well supplied with summer hardware. Our Stores are waking up from February and March dullness. Mr. Taylor, our popular undertaker, has opened a tin shop. T. J. Wells has purchased a gold, silver, nickel, copper and brass electro plating outfit, also a Royal silver plated by the new process. His dynamos and machinery are of high grade and guaranteed to do first-class plating of all kinds. Our town has no harness shop. It's a good opening for some one.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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