April 17 1902/2002
Susquehanna - Since the recent floods several Indian arrow points, made of flint, have been found upon Beebe's Flats, which was once a noted Indian camping ground. Also, in Beebe Park, Messrs, Kendrick and Ginty, managers of the new baseball club, are repairing the damage done to the diamond by the recent floods.
Elk Lake - Charles Henry is blowing stumps off his lot, and is preparing to build a large cottage. AND Our school closed the 8th, with an entertainment consisting of dialogues and recitations, after which the scholars presented their teacher, Miss Mae Porter, with a very nice water set.
Harford - The G.A.R. and friends had a bee on Saturday. The cannon was mounted and the ground around it leveled.
Lenox - There occurred Wednesday night, March 19th, the death of little Johnny Hanyon, at the home of his grandfather-Geo. Felton. He was of a bright, genial disposition; beloved by all of his little schoolmates, and his death will be greatly felt. Just before he died he made the remark that he could not stay very long, for he was going to see his father who had gone on before to meet his God. His age was six years; he leaves a mother, five brothers and two sisters to mourn his death.
Middletown - A very pretty wedding was solemnized in St. Patrick's Church on Wednesday morning last, when Miss Maggie Golden, a popular young lady of that place, was led to the marriage altar by Mr. Michael J. Curley, of New York City. The ceremony was performed by the bride's pastor, Rev. Father Bartholomew V. Driscoll, of Friends-ville. After the ceremony a reception was tendered the happy wedded pair at the home of the bride's father, Martin Golden, Sr., to which a very large number of guests were present, from New York, Montrose, Silver Lake, Binghamton, and other places. Mr. & Mrs. Curley have the best wishes of a host of friends. They will reside in New York.
Montrose - Emily C. Blackman, author of the History of Susquehanna County, writes "The article reporting Montrose 64 years ago, revives my own knowledge of it and as it was two years earlier. The academy where I did my first teaching as an assistant; the "fire-proof" Commissioners' office, not far from the present site of the Rough & Ready stone building; the third printing office that of the Spectator, of which seldom fail to think when passing the corner opposite and east of Cooley's hardware store, for the office was in the basement of which there remains a part plainly seen-the stone masonry; the fourth hotel below the present Exchange; the book store of B. R. Lyons; the bindery of N. H. Lyons, the drug store of N. Mitchell, the watchmaker's shop of G. V. Bentley, the hatter, C. W. Tuttle, the tin-shop of Bennett & Marsh, the cabinet makers, Ethridge & Eldrige; Frink's blacksmith shop, Mack's wagon shop. D. Post's furnace, Baldwin's harness shop, Dennis' gun shop, Fordham's cooper shop, the tailor shop of the man of greatest weight in town. Doctors Park and Blackman, lawyers Read, Jessup, Case & Post, 'Squire Raynsford-these are among those I distinctly remember."
Welsh Hill, Clifford Twp. - Our new postmaster, Jerry T. Evans, has arrived in town, accompanied by his two children, his goods having been brought by team from Dalton.
Thompson - The Susquehanna water company has purchased Comfort's pond, a natural body of water in the township.
Forest City - An important real estate deal took place this week by reason of which Forest City will lose one of its highly respected families. George H. Ledyard has purchased of T. C. Manzer the well-known Manzer homestead near South Gibson and will move to that place as soon as the weather settles. The farm is well stocked and provided with ample barns and one of the finest houses in that section of the county. The consideration is said to be $7000.
Jackson - The North American contained a cut of the 42 men recently graduated from the State college dairy and creamery school. One of this number, E. G. Lamb, was from Jackson township, and now has charge of a creamery at Goshen, Pa.
Friendsville - The funeral of Daniel Cary was held at Friendsville, April 4th. AND Andrew Minehan has rented the Carmalt farm for the coming year.
Springville - It was recently rumored that the hotel at Springville had been sold by Mr. Rodney, but the sale fell through. But now it has been purchased by Joseph Kelly, of Montrose, who expects to take possession about April 20th. Jo is a popular young man of good business ability and ought to be able to make a go of it. The fact that there is no Mrs. Kelly to act as landlady, does not necessarily mean that there never will be one. Later - As will be seen by reference to our marriage column, Joseph married Miss Mary Neville, of Little Meadows, on April 16th.
Uniondale - W. F. Churchill was in Uniondale recently and took back a load of Stromberg phones for the Tresco line. Connected are W. E. Reader, John Jones, B. N. Lyons, Giles Lyons, Ira Reader, L. H. Reynolds, A. M. Williams and W. F. Churchill.
Hopbottom - An interesting programme was given by the graduating class of the high school at the Universalist church, April 14. The class consists of six members: Georgianna Tiffany, Margaret Mahar, Mabel Jeffers, Edna Brown, John Sager and Lyman Kellum.
Franklin Twp. - On the last day of March 1902, about 3 o'clock in the morning, there were two would be young gentlemen who came from toward Upsonville, going toward the Baker school house, screaming so that they awoke all the inmates of nearby dwellings and scaring the children badly. In so doing they laid themselves liable to prosecution and it would be giving them good advice not to repeat it.
News Brief - The city newspapers report a revival of bicycle riding, and say the "glorious sport" bids fair to become very popular again. Manufacturers claim they are having a far better business than last year, and the bicycle supply houses are in the field with more elaborate catalogues than ever before. There is no change in the price of standard wheels, which is thought low enough, but there will be any number of cheap wheels on the market at different grades of goodness, for leaner purses.
Compiled By: Betty Smith