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April 28 1916/2016

Springville – Graduation exercises of the Springville high school will take place as follows: The Baccalaureate sermon on April 30, and the Commencement exercises, Wednesday evening, May 3rd. A play will be given by the pupils on Monday evening, May 1, entitled, “Gallager.” There are seven graduates in the class of 1916, as follows: Vida Edwards, Eleanor Burns, Lillian Stark, Beatrice Smales, Helen Haldaman, Ralph Thomas and Freeman Tingley.

Thompson – Commencement exercises of the Thompson high school will be held in the M. E. church on Tuesday evening, May 2nd, at 8 o’clock. Class motto, “At the Foothills, Climbing.” Class colors, pink and blue. Class flower, pink carnation. Class roll: Harold Wallace, Eloise A. Owens, Marguerite E. Gelatt, Doris A. Crosier. R. C. Dayton, Principal of High School, Gertrude Southworth, Assistant Principal.  Baccalaureate sermon, Sunday, April 30, Class day, Monday, May 1st.

Hop Bottom – The banquet of the Shakespeare Club on Monday evening, in observance of the Tercentenary Shakespeare Anniversary, was a delightful social and literary event. Loomis Hall was tastefully decorated with the club colors, white and gold, a picture of Shakespeare artistically wreathed with these colors.

East Rush – Our roads are in pretty bad shape owing to the supervisor not opening sluices or ditches last fall, consequently there will have to be more work put on our roads this spring than usual.

Fairdale – On account of the busy time it has been decided to hold Grange at night instead of afternoon. April 29 maple sugar will be served at this meeting and also a drama entitled, “Married to a Suffragette,” will be presented.  All who stay away will miss a great treat.

North Harford – The chimes of wedding bells tell us that Floyd Brainard and Miss Linda Decker, also Fred Meritt and Miss Bernice Allen, are recently married couples.

Jackson – Miss J. M. Hovay, of Binghamton, will be at the Central hotel with a nice, full line of millinery goods in the near future.

Franklin Forks – The snow banks are gone and the mail men and milk men are doing business as of old.  Even an automobile was in this place yesterday.

Gelatt – The Women’s Christian Temperance Union met at the home of Sister Bessie Lewis, Friday.  There were ten present. It was decided to hold an institute in May. Committee:  Bessie Lewis, Lula Berry and Lena Winnie. It was also decided to meet at the church in the summer months. Next meeting, second Friday in May.  Every member is requested to be present as it is paying of dues and election of officers.

Brooklyn – A very unusual case was tried in the county courts last week, when Fred Tiffany, a former Brooklyn man, brought suit for damages against the D. L. & W. railroad company for the death of his wife. Mr. Tiffany claimed his wife, Ann Tiffany, drove from Brooklyn to Hop Bottom and boarded the milk train enroute for Scranton; that the car was extremely cold, that she had several chills before reaching Scranton and then rode thirty minutes on the street car to the home of her daughter and from the privations of the ride on the defendant’s train, contracted pneumonia and died. Mr. Tiffany desired pay for the services and companionship of his wife.  Counsel for the defense seemed to have a fixed notion that as he had remarried 18 months after the death, he had not suffered that loss long, but Judge Barber, who presided, instructed the jury that the fact of his remarrying should not enter into their consideration.  The jury gave the plaintiff $559.00.

Susquehanna – Martin Reilly, of this place, employed as a switchman in the Erie yards, was seriously injured Tuesday morning. Reilly was aboard a caboose which was being switched from one track to another and in some manner he was knocked from the platform of the caboose and fell under the wheels. He was rushed to the hospital, where it was found it would be necessary to amputate the right leg above the knee. The young man’s left leg was terribly bruised and torn but can be saved.

E. Bridgewater Twp. – Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Roach have returned from Lock Haven, where they have resided the past year and will live with Mr. Roach’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. N. O. Roach. Mr. Roach and his son have entered into partnership in working his farm.

South Ararat – Charles Westgate and Marvin Sampson are the men on their job. They are hauling milk from Gelatt to Orson.  All the other teamsters quit; too long [a] trip, too much mud and too small pay is the reason and they are right.

Silver Lake Twp. – Jasper T. Jennings wrote in his article “Hurricanes and Big Winds,” the following:  “Miss Blackman, in her very excellent history of Susquehanna county, tells us of a whirlwind that lifted the roof of Anthony North’s framed house, near Mud Lake, in Silver Lake township, many of the painted shingles of which were picked up over in New Milford, and Mr. North’s ‘short breeches’ were found on the limb of a tree in Liberty.”

Montrose - The Poor Old Town Clock W. L. Simrell, of Brooklyn, NY wrote: “I notice that you have recently adopted for the local page of the Republican a picture of Public Avenue, showing the court house at the head.  I was disappointed when I observed that the engraver had removed the clock.  I feel a particular interest in the old clock, because some 30 years ago it was my privilege each Monday morning to climb up to the tower, wind the clock and see to it. Won’t you kindly have the picture man put the clock back?”  And in reply: “Nothing would please us, brother, more than to put the old clock back, say to where it was 30 years ago, but the confounded old clock tells a lie nowadays on each of its four faces. There are no two alike, and the old time-keeper will have to answer to many sins of omission and commission. There is hope that the present board of commissioners will have new works installed in the clock and then, maybe, the clock will “come back.”

TWO HUNDRED YEARS AGO – “Rise glorious every future sun, Gild all their following days.”  Married on the 25th inst. [present month] by Rev. Joshua W. Raynsford Esq., in this town, Mr. James Frost to Miss Nancy Reynolds. ALSO  NOTICE.  ALL persons indebted to Fordham and Rayner for HATS, whose accounts have been three months standing, are requested to call and settle their respective accounts immediately and save costs.  ~~~~~~~ NEW STORE, AND NEW GOODS. THE subscribers have just received from New York, and are now selling at their New Store, near the Court House, a choice collection of Dry Goods & Groceries, IRON & STEEL, &C.  &C.  which they will sell cheap for cash or approved credit.  HERICK & FORDHAM.   Montrose, April 29, 1816

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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