April 27 1900/2000
Great Bend - Daniel Kramer, of Great Bend, has invented a patent seeder to be used in planting gardens and Philip P. Weibler, also of Great Bend, has patented an elastic corset for women.
Susquehanna - The base ball club held a meeting Friday evening, Frank Curran was elected Manager and Sec'y. The club has ordered new suits. Following are the players - Stearns, catcher; O'Gara, pitcher; Blake, 1st base; Luckey, 2nd base; Laughlin, S. stop; Fuller, 3d base; King, Connors and Burns, outfielders.
Uniondale - Miss Virgie Cargill will commence a six weeks' select school about the middle of May.
Heart Lake - W. R. Cobb sets out another peach orchard this spring.
Hallstead - The funeral of J. B. McCreary, one of the oldest residents of the borough, was preached on Thursday last at the family residence on Main Street by Rev. L. W. Church, following which Great Bend Masonic Lodge took charge of the burial service.
Ararat - Orville Potter, for a number of years employed as a salesman at the hardware store of George T. Frazier, in Susquehanna, is building a store here and will engage in the mercantile trade.
Forest City - The Alfred Harvey silk mill is now in operation. There are 40 girls and men employed and as soon as those now learn- ing on the machines have become proficient, more hands will be put on.
Niven (Springville Twp.) - A destructive fire occurred last Thursday which consumed five buildings, being started by a chimney burning out. It started in the old Niven Hotel, then communicated to a house of Harmon Stark by a high wind. Three barns, two belonging to Mr. Stark and one to Mr. Stephens, were ignited and destroyed. (Another report states that the house belonging to Jeremiah Stephens, a house occupied by Lyman Bullock and two barns were destroyed.)
Elk Lake - Henry Risely has been appointed census enumerator for Dimock township.
Lawsville - Jud Stanford expects to start a meat wagon on the road in the near future.
Howard Hill, Liberty Twp. - Mrs. Effie LaSure visited the Parlor City last week and adopted a 4 months old baby girl.
Lawton - We would be very glad to see the Supervisor out as the roads are in very bad condition--especially the road leading from the Wyalusing creek road to Miss Jessie Boyd's.
Lathrop - Miss Emma Avery, of Springville, has a class of music in this place. Among those taking lessons are Misses Nellie Strickland, Genevieve Mackey, Maude Rockwell, Lena Johnson and Master Luther Mack.
East Lenox - W. D. Lawrence has received his commission as Justice of the Peace. AND - Miss Deborah Davis will teach school at Hopbottom this summer.
Jackson - Oliver Perry, aged 77, and Alonzo Perry, aged 80, among the oldest and most highly respected residents of Jackson, died last week. They were brothers and died but one day apart, Oliver dying on Thursday and Alonzo on Friday.
Auburn - Charles E. Bunnell, a graduate of the Montrose High School in '94 and of Keystone Academy at Factoryville, PA, in '96, is to be one of the Commencement speakers at the graduating exercises of the class of 1900 of Bucknell University at Lewisburg, PA. (Charles Bunnell later became the first president of the University of Alaska). AND - Elijah L. Adams, son of Chester and Susan Adams, who came from Connecticut to this county in 1813, died April 28. He was born in 1824, built the first public house at Auburn Corners (known far and wide as the "Traveler's Home), married Phoebe Ann Bushnell in 1851, and in 1859 erected the first store in the place and was also appointed postmaster and served for 15 years. Squire Adams fought at Gettysburg and was a Past Commander of Lieut. H. C. Titman Post, G.A.R. He was elected a Justice of the Peace and, with the exception of one term, served in that position the remainder of his life. It was at his request that his comrades of the G.A.R. Post bare him to his last resting place in the Bunnell Cemetery. His widow, children and one sister, Mrs. Susan Millgrove, of Preston, Iowa, are left to mourn his demise.
Montrose - Saturday the principal streets were thronged with teams and pedestrians and farmers from the surrounding country who came in with their produce for the purpose of laying in their necessary supplies. On the Tuesday previous, there were over 50 teams by actual count, hitched on Public Avenue, besides the many hitched on side streets and alleys and put out in barns. These are busy days both for our friends, the farmers, and our merchants.
FIRE AT THE FAIR GROUNDS - There was an exceedingly hot time just below the grounds of the Susquehanna County Agricultural Society, Thursday afternoon, in Montrose. A fire of burning leaves and several rods of fence, that threatened the Society's buildings and homes on Lake Avenue, was extinguished by an efficient bucket brigade formed of the omnipresent small boys and the old hand-fire engine belonging to No. 2 Fire Company, with water pumped from the water company's reservoir. There is little doubt that the fire originated with some boys who had "juked" school and sought a quiet retreat in which to indulge their fondness for smoking. This "jukeing" school has come to be a popular fad with the scholars of our public school and its practice is not confined to boys, either. This pernicious "jukeing" can be stopped and must be stopped, in kindness and justice to the offenders, who will be thankful in after life that their attendance at school was insisted on.
Compiled By: Betty Smith