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April 17 1914/2014

Flynn – Now, as it has been decided that married women make the best teachers, and our directors rather lean that way, there is likely to be quite a scramble here this spring.

Clifford – Some things this town needs--a blacksmith shop, a harness maker and cobbler and a physician. ALSO Frank Hasbrouck has sold the Clifford-Nicholson stage route to Grant Button, of Nicholson. ALSO Through the deaths caused by auto accidents, suicides and other apparitions, Royal has lost its postoffice and its only store, also.

Lynn – Gordon H. Fish will open an egg store in this place, May 1, where he will pay the highest cash price for eggs. ALSO The base ball boys of this place will hold a warm sugar social at the Odd Fellows Hall on Friday evening, April 17th. Everybody cordially invited to come and bring your best girl.

North Bridgewater – Mr. and Mrs. James Clough and children came near being asphyxiated, Tuesday night, by gas escaping from their coal stove. ALSO Very cold for Easter, everything quiet; no sleighing, neither wheeling, but plenty of mud.

Brooklyn – Brooklyn has an improvement society which is planning for an aggressive campaign this summer.

Montrose – David E. Stilson will open a bicycle shop in the room next door to Chapman’s shop, on Church street, in two weeks. The young man will keep a full supply of bicycle and motorcycle supplies and will also do first class repairing. ALSO Clarence Hart, who lately accepted a position as hostler at the Exchange Hotel barn, was kicked by a vicious horse and sustained severe injuries. One shoulder bone was so badly splintered by the horse’s hoof that it was necessary to take him to Sayre Hospital for surgical aid. One ear was nearly severed and it required a number of stitches to close the wound.  The unfortunate young man was accompanied to the hospital by his father.

Forest City – John Moranick, aged 20 years, is charged with shooting Louis Kafnack, aged 27, through the heart as a result of a drunken brawl at Brownsdale, near here, Monday night. It is alleged to have been caused by a quarrel over a woman. Chief Wolfert arrested several of the brawlers and brought them here. The murder occurred in Wayne County and the supposed murderer was taken to Honesdale jail later.

South Gibson – Curtis Howell, the oldest man in Gibson, died at 11 a.m. Sunday at his home here.  Mr. Howell would have been 95 years old had he lived until May 4.

Oakley – Mrs. C. M. Young entertained the Kingsley Book club on Friday last and treated the ladies to warm maple sugar.

Susquehanna/Great Bend – The State Highway Department will, on May 5, receive sealed bids for a brick pavement from Main and Exchange street, Susquehanna to Oakland bridge leading to Oakland Borough, from the Oakland bridge on the Oakland side to the new State road, bids will be received for Asphaltic Bituminous Macadam. In Great Bend Township bids will be received on the same date, for a road to be built of Asphaltic Bituminous Macadam paving from the east line of Great Bend Borough to the bridge over Hasbrook Creek. ALSO The Eire flyer has been taken off the road between Binghamton and Carbondale.

Forest Lake – The Warner school closed Friday and had a very successful term taught by Miss Frances Kelly. Gertrude Newton, William Seiber, Frances, Genevieve and Kathryn Quinlivan, were not tardy or absent during the whole year.  The teacher remembered them with pretty presents.

Uniondale – Mrs. Isaac Curtis died on Thursday. She was a kind woman, a good neighbor, a hard worker, a true Christian. Her husband, one son and four daughters, parted with their best friend.

Hallstead – The American Chair Manufacturing Company is working extra time to catch up with their orders, which doesn’t have the appearance of dull times.

Lenox – Arthur Snyder, one of the best known young men of this place, died on April 4, 1914, after an extended illness.  He was the son of Eldridge Snyder, the well-known gardener.

New Milford – Mr. and Mrs. Wm. M. VanCott, who have spent the winter in Florida, returned home.  They report a very enjoyable trip and their health is much improved.

Tunkhannock – The liquor license court refused to license four old houses against which remonstrances were filed. Among the places ordered closed were the Factoryville House, conducted by J. P. Collins, and the hotels at Noxen, Beaumont and Centermoreland.  Several others are being held under advisement. Tunkhannock is now a “dry” town and a total of ten hotels in the county were refused licenses by Judge C. E. Terry.  Three of the hotels in Tunkhannock which were refused licenses are, the New Packer House, the Keeler House and the Hotel Graham—who have closed their buildings entirely. The Warren Street Hotel keeps open, but the W.C.T.U. notified Judge Terry that they would see to it that nobody would be forced to leave town for accommodation.

Lanesboro – The “Persecuted Dutchman” a local talent play, will be presented at the Firemen’s Hall here.  Turn out and help the fire ladies.

Hop Bottom – Among those from this vicinity who went to hear evangelist “Billy Sunday,” last Saturday, were: Mr. and Mrs. Will Squires, Mrs. Wm. Hardy and daughter, Dorothy, Mrs. Josephine Tingley, Lillian Byram, Bertha Hortman and Grover Lawrence.

Glenwood – We are very much in need of a lineman on the Glenwood telephone line from Cameron’s Corners to Nicholson. We have been completely out of commission for the past week and if this should reach the eyes of Mr. Osgood, we would like him to come and fix matters up at once, as it is very inconvenient, and oblige your renters.

Auburn 4 Corners – Mrs. J. W. Smith fell off a chair and hurt her quietly bad last Thursday. ALSO Mrs. Jennie Smith had the misfortune to lose a valuable cow one day last week.

News Brief: Maple sugar makers report an excellent “run” of sap.  Plenty of maple syrup is offered for sale.  It is selling for $1.10 a gallon.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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