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April 10 1903/2003

Great Bend - It is reported that there is only one surviving veteran of the Mexican War [1846-1848] in Susquehanna county-Dr. Ebenezer Gill, one of the State's oldest practitioners. AND Michael Kilrow, Sr., was in Binghamton, Monday, to have optical work done. This was the first time in 35 years that Mr. Kilrow has been outside of Great Bend Township.

Stevens' Point - The cases which have been called by some as Cuban chicken pox, German measles and various other names, were pronounced genuine smallpox by Dr. Lathrop, State Board of Health Inspector for Susquehanna county, on Friday last.

Silver Lake - J. Townsend Russell, of Brooklyn, NY, who has been building a very beautiful modern summer house here, will probably occupy it the coming summer, as the work on the building is now nearly completed. It has been in the course of construction for several months, a large force of workmen from Binghamton and vicinity being engaged in the work. This magnificent mansion, when entirely finished, will cost about $65,000 and will be up-to-date in the minutest detail. The structure is over 100 ft. in length and four stories high, and as it is situated on the border of one of the most entrancing and picturesque lakes in Pennsylvania it doubtless will prove as imposing as its surroundings.

Susquehanna - The base-ball season will open on Saturday, May 2, under the old management of Messrs. Kendrick and McGinty. Among the old players signed for this season are: O'Gara of Susquehanna, Pethich of Windsor, Taylor of Chicago and Wright of Washington. The diamond and grounds will be greatly improved.

Springville - W. W. Prichard has given up the wagon business and will either sell his shop or tear it down. AND Strickland and Winnie last week made ready a large derrick, which they took over to their quarry on Monday and erected. Their quarry is over on the Blakeslee farm below the old cheese factory.

Elk Lake - Died at his home, April 1, James A. Lathrop. The funeral was held at the house on Sunday at 1 o'clock. The Rev. Tilden of Birchardville, officiating. He [James] is survived by a widow and five children: Mrs. Fred Russell of Auburn; Mrs. Kathryn Gorr, Miss Anna Lathrop and Guy and Ralph Lathrop. Pall-bearers, Rodney Kent, J. G. Cart, Warren Lathrop, P. A. Linaberry, F. M. Gray, W. J. Brodhead. Burial in the Lathrop cemetery near the Lake.

Birchardville - Rev. Mr. Miller gave a good example of perseverance last Sunday. He was to preach here. By mistake he left the [railroad] cars at Hallstead instead of Alford and missed the train to Montrose where he could have taken the stage for the rest of the journey. After walking to within 5 miles of Silver Lake, he staid all night at a farm house, starting out again at day-break, Sunday, and passing through Silver Lake about 7 o'clock, determined to meet his appointment. It is hoped that his efforts to fulfill his promise were appreciated and rewarded by a larger audience than some of our churches in the country held on that cold, bleak Sabbath morning.

South Gibson - Supt. Moxley was professionally engaged here last Friday. He pronounced the graduating class here the best he has examined this year. This speaks well for Prof. McNamara. The graduates are the Misses Anna Moses and Osca Wright and Messrs. Fred McNamara, Scott Manzer, Ray Lewis and Fred Pickering.

Fair Hill, Jessup Twp. - We are glad to welcome Mr. Nelson Cool and family. Mr. Cool has purchased the property formerly known as the Jagger place, it having been owned by the Jagger family since the year 1837, when E. J. Jagger bought it from David Sherer. He [Sherer] purchased it a few years before from its first owner, Mr. Wallbridge.

Little Meadows - The Iron Bridge Creamery is to be run this summer by Herman Card. AND Charles Downs recently purchased the promising young horse, Robert Douglas."

Thomson - The Alex Campbell Milk company has placed in the creamery the Miller Pasteurizing apparatus which will insure its customers pure milk.

Montrose - The old Mulford stand [now the site of the Montrose Theater], which has been the scene of great activity as a grocery store in years gone by, is again serving the same purpose and presents a bright, wholesome appearance, as conducted by John. V. Meehan.

Middletown - If the father of that bill which gives teachers $35 lived in Middletown, I think he would be in favor of some amendments to it. In the first place we can hire the teachers that we will get for $20 just as well as $35. Our teachers are satisfied with the going wages, as there are three teachers for every school at the present salaries. The most of our schools do not number over 7 or 8 pupils, and are not at all advanced. If our township were divided into two districts, then we might be able to pay better wages and have better schools. A teacher to demand $35 per month should be required to be up to a certain standard in order to teach. AND Flynn is to have a telephone to Birchardville and Friendsville in the near future, $100 having already been subscribed for the putting in of the line.

Clifford - Walter Spedding shipped 200 barrels of cold storage apples recently and E. G. Green sowed one half acre of onions, March 18, pretty early. AND D. L. Potter recently returned form a business trip to Tennessee where he has large lumbering interests.

News Brief - It was a "LeRoy Plow" that plowed that rough new land without breaking. It was a "LeRoy Plow" that ploughed the hard dry ground where others failed. It was a "LeRoy Plow" that ploughed that sticky clay and made work easy for man and team. It was a "LeRoy" Reversible Plow that plowed the steep side hill. It is a "LeRoy" Reversible Plow that will do good work on flat land doing away with all furrows leaving your land level and suitable for all crops. For sale by J. C. Harrington, Montrose; P.C. Bushnell, Auburn 4 Corners; A. O. Dunlap, Springville; F. S. Warner, Forest Lake; H. R. Bertholf, Rushboro; E. D. Benjamin, West Lenox; Uzal Kinney, Rush; or W. E. Ross, Lenoxville.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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