April 19 1907/2007
Crystal Lake - Greeley Belcher has just purchased a magnificent team of dark brown imported horses. Mr. Belcher has but recently taken up his residence at Crystal Lake where he has purchased a large tract of land. He formerly owned large interests in Alaska, which required his presence, but he has now disposed of these and expects to live at Crystal Lake.
Forest City - Daniel Surba, a young man about 18 years of age, was killed in the Clifford mines at Forest City Monday afternoon. He was a foot tender at one of the planes and during a few moments' idleness jumped on one of the trips of cars to ride a short distance down the plane. A sudden jolt of the car threw him off and under the wheels, where he received injuries which proved fatal.
Scranton/Dalton - The Northern Electric Railway, operating between Scranton and Dalton, will probably be open for traffic by June 1. Tracks are now laid and the greater part ballasted and 35 new cars have been built for the company and are ready for shipment. The road will be operated on a 35-minute schedule, at the onset, until the company can figure what service is necessary.
New Milford - The section men working on the Lackawanna here went on strike Monday morning for more pay. The strike affects two sections of men, most of whom are Hungarians. The strike was begun when the men received their pay from the pay car. AND The funeral of Mrs. Mary Miller, aged 83 years, occurred at the New Milford Baptist church on Saturday, Rev. H. M. Pease officiating. Mrs. Miller was the mother of 14 children, 10 of whom are living.
Montrose - Charles, the little son of Mr. and Mrs. C. T. Marvin, fell from the second story of the Marvin home on Lincoln avenue yesterday morning, but almost miraculously escaped uninjured. The child is about 10 months old and unobserved it leaned from the open window and becoming overbalanced fell to the ground, a distance of 12 or 14 feet. He struck on one shoulder, and frightened members of the family rushed to him expecting to find him badly hurt, if not seriously injured. An examination by a hurriedly summoned physician revealed only a trifling bruise on the shoulder. The little tot has been wont to express himself in baby prattle when desiring to tell others, when hearing anything fall, by exclaiming "bing!" Soon after his fall he was soothingly asked about his tumble and responded simply, but expressively, with a solemnly uttered "bing!"
Susquehanna - Monday morning, at about 12 o'clock, fire was discovered in the Cascade House stables. The fire had gained good headway before it was discovered, but Erie Hose Co., No. 1 and the Chemical Engine company responded quickly to the alarm and soon subdued the flames and managed to save the hotel and other nearby property. In the barn at the time were several horses and a few pigs, which were rescued. One horse belonging to E. A. Barrett was badly burned about the mane. Only a portion of the other contents of the barn was saved and Charles Sabin, E. A. Barrett and F. O. Stearns, proprietor of Cascade House, lost their carriages, harness, etc. The building was insured for $1000 and contents for $100 in the agency of C. E. Titsworth.
Brooklyn - The Brooklyn High School graduating class numbers 14; it being the largest in the history of the school.
Friendsville/Flynn - There was a very pretty marriage in Friendsville, April 10th, by Rev. B. Driscoll. J. W. Flynn, of Flynn, and Mrs. Grace, of Binghamton, being the contracting parties. The bride was tastefully dressed in black silk and the groom wore the conventional black dress suit. They were attended by Elizabeth Flynn, a sister of the groom, who wore a beautiful dress of brocade satin, and Andrew Phalen, of Flynn, who was attired in an Oxford gray suit. The happy couple returned to their home in Flynn, amid a shower of rice and congratulations of their many friends.
South Gibson - Fuller and Chamberlain, wholesale and retail dealers in anything made of iron, advertise mowers, reapers, binders, cream separators, roofing, fertilizers, light and heavy wagons, sleighs, & c. They have a telephone.
Beech Grove, Auburn Twp. - Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Tewksbury left here last Tuesday for their home in Kirwin, Wyoming. They will visit her sister, Mrs. A. S. James, at Ely, Minn. on their way.
Uniondale - A goodly number of trout have been caught by the small boys in the stream near here and on Monday morning a number of fishermen from down the valley arrived here, equipped for angling.
Fairdale - Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Risley took a trip to Brooklyn on Saturday last, visiting with Eugene Snyder and other relatives and friends. Returning about 9 o'clock they found their 25 head of cattle all nicely fastened in the barn and fed, little Arthur, his son, aged 7 and daughter, aged 9, doing the work.
Harford - There is deep need of temperance work in Harford. The members of the W.C.T.U. are acting wisely in trying to save our boys and girls.
Glenwood - After the death of Galusha Grow rumors surfaced regarding a woman who had put herself forward as the widow of Mr. Grow, a lifelong bachelor. James T. DuBois, secretary to Mr. Grow, denied the rumors saying "in all the trouble that came to him in the latter years of his life, there is nothing that impeaches his honor or integrity or casts a blot on his fair name. This I know. As executor I will guard those things that he kept secret in his lifetime, probably unwisely so, and through supersensitiveness. But some things I can tell you. In November 1905, I received a letter from Mr. Grow asking me to come to Glenwood. I found him in ill health. He told me of his financial reverses saying that he was penniless, with the exception of about $200 a year from some railroad bonds. The bulk of his loss was in money given to those whom for years he had befriended and assisted. I could call the business blackmail, but it was told [to] me as an instance of ingratitude. At any rate, everything was gone, including the home at Glenwood." Mr. DuBois met with Andrew Carnegie, who gave Mr. Grow a pension of $1000 a year and later increased it to $2000. Mr. Carnegie was very anxious that Mr. Grow, because of his distinguished services to the country and mankind, should live in comfort for the rest of his life. When thanked by DuBois, Carnegie replied, "Don't thank me, I desire to thank you for calling my attention to Mr. Grow's trouble. I have always considered that his services to this country were of very great value, especially that Homestead Act."
News Briefs: Farmers say that an April snow does as much good as a coating of manure and augurs for a good season for crops.
Compiled By: Betty Smith