April 10 1908/2008
St. Joseph - The death of Thomas Dow occurred on Saturday, April 4, '08, at the home of a niece at Snow Hollow, with whom he had resided since the death of his wife. Mr. Dow, who was born in Ireland 82 years ago, was among the first Irish settlers in Susquehanna county, and experienced all the privations and inconveniences incident of the early days. He took up a tract of land on the brow of the hill overlooking the vale of St. Joseph, and converted it into a very desirable place to live. As a farmer he was successful, as a man he was honorable in his every dealing. The funeral was held from the church at St. Joseph. At the close of the service the remains were carried from the church to the cemetery by Matthew Griffin, John Mahoney, Cornelius McInerny, Thomas Buckley, Patrick Carney and John McNinney.
Clifford - Some excitement was caused here last Friday afternoon by Mr. E. G. Greene's horses running away. He had driven them in the field and left them standing while he crossed the creek to cut a binding pole. The wind was blowing very cold and they started running, ran to the barn and nearly stopped, but started again, ran through town, turned the corner all right, then ran to W. E. Lott's place where they ran into a telephone pole, breaking the neck-yoke, tongue and whiffletree, but stopping the horses as one was each side of the telephone pole. Fortunately the horses were unhurt and the men soon had [them] under control. Several ladies followed in the wake, just what part they expected to take in the fracas was hard to understand. Prospective Representative B. F. Jones was among the rescuing party to see what deed of valor he might do to win favor among some of the Clifford voters.
Friendsville - Jos. Mullen is the new clerk at the Matthews grocery. AND Jos. Grooms and Dan Ryan are cutting wood for Camp Choconut for the coming summer.
Thompson - On Friday evening of this week will occur the commencement exercises of the Thompson High School in the M. E. church. The class consists of the following students: M. Elizabeth Wylie, Gladys E. Harpur, Clara F. Brown, Bartie B. Lyden, Bruce B. Wilmarth.
Watrous Corners - Our school closes to-day and as it is so small there is little prospect of its being opened again. Miss Dayton, of Birchardville, was a successful teacher.
Great Bend - John Ward, an aged veteran of the Civil War, passed suddenly away Saturday night. Funeral was held on Tuesday morning in St. Lawrence church. AND Galon Newman has put city water in his block on Main street and as soon as improvements are completed he and his bride will commence housekeeping in the suite of rooms over his place of business.
Montrose - When Treasurer N. R. Jones moved here from Rushville a couple of years ago, he brought among other things a luxuriant orange tree. The stenographers and lady attorneys in their visits to his office in the court house "jollied" Mr. Jones considerably about its failure to blossom, etc. Finally in desperation he agreed to furnish all of the young ladies connected with the courthouse with orange blossoms when they ventured on the matrimonial sea. None have qualified as yet, and as the tree is in full bloom now, Mr. Jones desires some of these young ladies' young men to get busy or else free him from his obligation. As this is leap year it may yet be necessary for him to trim off some of the branches.
Auburn Twp. - James W. Angle, an experienced blacksmith of Herrickville, Pa., has located at Angle's Corners, where he will superintend the blacksmith shop for many years in charge of his father, David Angle [the veteran blacksmith came to Susquehanna county over forty years ago from New Jersey]. Mr. Angle is said to be an expert horseshoer and engages also in wood and ironwork of all kinds. His removal from Herrickville to the Corners, is a gain indeed to that section of the county, where the services of a first class blacksmith is indispensable.
Forest City - Considerable excitement was caused Sunday afternoon by the finding of a dead man in the barn on the rear of the Leonard Keltz property on Main street. The deceased was Anthony Kreber, a stonemason. An examination showed no marks of violence and Dr. Wivell, who examined the remains, attributed the death to heart trouble and exposure. Kreber was an Austrian, about 45 and unmarried. Last winter he had his feet badly frozen and was for some time an inmate of the poor farm, which place he left about a week before his death.
Uniondale - News has been received hereof the marriage of Miss Daisy Bronson, formerly of this place, now a resident of Pasadena, Cal., to Austin Cole, of San Diego. AND George Payne is moving from the Aunt Mary Dimmick farm to Burnwood.
South Montrose - The McDermott Bros., the new proprietors of the So. Montrose milk station, and their patrons, had some misunderstanding as to the price of milk and the patrons quit that creamery and brought their milk to Montrose.
Lenox - Parley S. Squires died at his home in Lenox township, March 29, 1908. Mr. Squires was born on the place now owned by his brother, Reuben S., in Lathrop, on May 30, 1837. His parents, William Squires and Betsey (Brown) Squires, came from Vermont in the early part of the last century and settled on the farm where Parley was born. Mr. Squires was a schoolteacher for several years, and was one of a lot of Susquehanna county teachers who were sent to Lebanon County to teach English to the inhabitants of that county. He married Ellen R. Bailey, a daughter of Sidney Bailey in the spring of 1865 and went to Nicholson and started a livery business. A few years later he was tanning upper leather in a small tannery on Horton Brook near the old Shields quarry. This burned down in August 1884. The next spring he bought and moved to a large farm in Lenox, where he lived until his death.
Susquehanna - Arrangements are being made for a game with Wyoming Seminary for Friday evening, April 10. This team has won a large number of games this season and is noted for their clean playing. This promises to be a very good game. The second game will be played with Oneonta Saturday evening, April 11. The Susquehanna team has forwards, Birdsall and Epes; centre, Curran; guards, Kunckle and Normile.
News Brief: Horseradish days are here. It is a good appetite sharpener.
Compiled By: Betty Smith