April 17 1903/2003
Susquehanna - The Erie shop men will receive their ducats on Friday. It will be the largest pay in years. There are now about 1,000 men in the shops. AND The Susquehanna Transcript on Saturday came out with a high-colored Easter cover. Brother Birchard is getting gay.
Lanesboro - A fatal accident took place at the home of Mrs. Ruby Cook near Lanesboro, Monday afternoon. Her 2-year old son was found in a room with a bullet wound in its head. It lived but a short time. Near it was a revolver. It is not known whether the child shot himself while playing with the weapon, or was shot by his 12-year-old brother who was about the house.
Forest Lake - Frank Chalker shot 8 wild ducks on the lake on Saturday. AND There will be several new cottages built at the Lake this summer. C. C. Wells, Myron Bradshaw and Dr. Taylor are grading off the ground for picnic parties, which will make it very pleasant around the lake.
Brandt - The Brandt Clay Product Co. expect to commence the manufacture of brick soon. The capacity will be 26,000 per day.
Brooklyn - C. H. Ely is grubbing out the stumps of the large pine trees that stood in front of the Ashley homestead and which was [were] the old land marks of the town until recently sold to C. H. Tiffany at $1 each. AND Brooklyn has a tax collector. After a long and stubborn contest between two worthy candidates, N. E. Packard landed the prize, receiving the appointment on Monday. Mr. Packard has held the office for the past three years and has proven himself a careful official.
South Montrose - Miss Jennie Wells closed a very successful term at the Bunnell school last Thursday. As a token of regard her pupils presented her with a very fine silk umbrella.
Auburn - Leslie Lathrop, who went from here three years ago to DeKalb, Ill., and became an expert barber, has recently taken a fair young bride of that city. AND Mart Lake butchered 13 hogs last week for the Scranton market. AND In Retta, Claude Ross and Lucy Carter have returned home from Springville, where they were attending school the past winter. Claude and Lucy were members of the graduating class.
Lynn - The special services Palm and Easter Sunday combined, on April 5th, were largely attended and well enjoyed by the congregation. The Sunday school pupils did their parts of the program well. The pulpit was decorated with houseplants all in full bloom, and palms made it look grand. AND Edwards and Titman clip horses.
Montrose - Mr. Denniston, of Rochester, is here to assist C. L. Stone in installing the new Stromberg & Carlson switchboard for the Montrose Telegraph & Telephone Company. He is putting in a switchboard and fittings for the local company second to none. AND And now it is possible Montrose will have a cut-glass factory.
Glenwood - Mrs. Goss, an old lady living in this place, had some of the limbs of her young trees broken off. The right one will be caught, as there are watchers on the lookout; then look out!
Lenox - A letter from G.W. Mapes, Lenox, Pa., relates "An Incident in the Life of [Galusha A.] Grow." "It was in the winter of 1862 that the writer of this article was in camp at Suffolk, Virginia. Our Regiment were drafted men, and had left home with slender means to provide any luxuries for themselves, very many of the boys having families at home dependent upon them for support. What little money they had at the time of departure from home, in many instances the last dime was given with a sigh and a tear from the little ones left behind. Thus it was with empty purse, we were without means to purchase a few articles of stationery to communicate our thoughts to absent ones. In this dilemma it was suggested to the writer to communicate with Grow, at Washington, to loan a small sum of money to buy the needed supplies. A week elapsed and no tidings, when lo! On the morning of December 30th, who should ride into camp but the estimable wife of Frederick Grow and Galusha A. himself. There is no recipient living of Grow's bounty that day that will ever forget while life lasts. The boys were generously supplied with fractional currency and as much stationery as the occasion required. How many hearts were gladdened by this act of generosity it is needless to say, but this much we do know, that histories of love and tenderness were written on those blank pages that night. The prevailing sentiment at that time was and is now-Loyalty to our country and gratitude to Grow."
Bridgewater Twp. - A pleasant event, and one long to be remembered in the minds of the pupils, also their parents, was a Flag Raising held at the Sprout School House in Northwest Bridgewater, on Thursday afternoon, April 6, 1903. It was planned to have this in connection with a patriotic entertainment on Washington's birthday, but owing to a delay in getting the flag, it was postponed and took place on the above date, the closing day of school. After the indoor exercises, the school marched out and encircled the beautiful hickory pole, which had been cut, peeled and placed in position by the patrons of the school, and then raised the handsome flag, repeating as they did so, the pledge. After this all joined in singing, "Red, White and Blue," and the company of happy school children dispersed, patrons as well as pupils thanking the energetic and painstaking teacher, Miss Annie Brewster, for her labors in connection with the event which brought so much joy and pleasure to all present.
Uniondale - An entertainment will be held in the M.E. church under the auspices of the Temperance Alliance. The Thomson male quartet and Uniondale female quartet will render music.
News Brief - A colony of 45 farmers from Mifflin county left Lewistown, PA, for North Dakota, where they will take up claims and enter agricultural pursuits. A greater portion of these have been tenants on the most fertile farms in Juniata valley. They have sold their effects and left, asserting they could no longer compete with western farmers in crop raising. Several other colonies expect to leave in a short time.
Compiled By: Betty Smith