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August 02 1912/2012

Howard Hill, Liberty Twp. - Elmer Bailey, who has been in poor health for some time, went to Binghamton last week for medical treatment. Monday his friends and neighbors gathered at his home with their mowing machines, teams, wagons, etc., and assisted in finishing his haying.

Flynn, Middletown Twp. - The few Taft republicans who were here have taken to the brush and it is almost impossible to find one.

Brooklyn - Geo H. Terry is getting the right of way for laying gas pipes for a town plant. ALSO Tracy V. Stephens left Sunday for Nebraska, where he has a position.

Lenoxville - We are fortunate in securing the services of Miss Ruth Jeffers as teacher for the coming term.

Dimock - Thomas Dolan has purchased the trotting horse “Skeeter” from James P. Collins, of Mehoopany, the latter having bought a Ford car.

Montrose - Judge R. B. Little directed the hotel keepers of Montrose to close their bars at 11 o’clock each night and keep them closed until 5 o’clock in the morning. Also to keep their houses clear of loungers of known intemperate habits. The bowling alley and shooting gallery conducted in the Tarbell House basement was ordered closed, which was done the same day. The judge’s order is a good one and will benefit all parties concerned, including the hotel men.

Lake Mont Rose, Bridgewater Twp. - The Consumers’ Water Co. is about to construct a new gate in the dam which holds back the water of the small pond just below Lake Mont Rose. The work of removing the old gate was done on Wednesday afternoon by G. W. Rutan and Neal Chesley, who secured five eels, two suckers and a large pickerel, when the water drained off. Two of the eels weighed five pounds each and the suckers between two and three pounds each.

Hallstead - B. B. Handrick says that the Montrose Republican has been in the Handrick family as a constant weekly visitor for about 75 years. He states that he can remember when it was delivered on horseback, before the days of the stagecoach and locomotive. ALSO: Arthur Tallon was drowned in the Susquehanna River, Saturday afternoon, while learning to swim. It is believed that he was taken with cramps or suffered a sudden attack of acute indigestion. Accompanied by George Nichols, who was to act as his instructor, Tallon went to the vicinity of the old stone piers marking the place where the old railroad bridge crossed from Hallstead to Great Bend some years ago. The men were splashing about in the water, when Tallon suddenly sank from sight. Nichols dove for him, along with others on the river bank, and his body was taken from the water about five minutes later. A physician was called but could not resuscitate him. Tallon was 28 years old and is survived by his wife and two children.

New Milford - F. W. Dean held up Lackawanna railroad employees one day last week with a shotgun, while the latter were planning to commence grading for the new cut--off over his land. He looked so business--like that they withdrew and a preliminary injunction was issued by the court on application of the railroad’s attorneys, restraining him from using a gun to retain possession of his land. On Saturday quite a large number of residents of that vicinity gathered at the hearing before Judge Little, where it was argued that the railroad had a special title to the land, a private indemnity bond having been given by the railroad to Mr. Dean. It was shown, however, that Mr. Dean had refused the bond, returning it with a written refusal to C. M. Shelp, the company agent. E. W. Safford, counsel for Mr. Dean, moved for dissolution of the injunction, and the court decided that as the bond had not been accepted the injunction would not be continued.

Springville - At a meeting of the Ladies’ Aid on Friday last, the pastor, Rev. Taylor, gave notice of his intended marriage, in the near future, to Miss Bessie Cogswell, one of the many fair ones of Lynn, and tonight there is to be a real variety shower, whatever that means, tendered them, at the home of the bride to be. Everybody’s doing it.

Lynn, Springville Twp.& Bridgewater Twp. - Lemuel H. Bushnell, of Lynn, and nephew R. M. Bushnell of Auburn, were guests during the week of the former’s niece, Mrs. Girton M. Darrow. Lemuel is 85 years of age and was born in Bridgewater, near where he has been visiting. His father, David Bushnell, erected the house at the foot of Bank Hill (Bank St.), now occupied by M. G. Parmentier, the year that Mr. Bushnell was born. One of the men employed in its erection was the late Horace Brewster, who was then a carpenter’s apprentice. Tradition relates that Mr. Bushnell intended using the house for a hotel, but becoming converted at a revival during the process of its erection, refused to make a licensed house of it and occupied it as a dwelling.

Elk Lake - Miss Juliet Arnold and Mr. Hirschberg, of New York city, are the guests of Richard Arnold. The latter is the champion fisherman of Elk Lake, having captured a channel catfish which weighed two pounds, the largest one of the species ever landed here.

Elkdale - John L. Jones is suffering from a badly sprained arm. While returning from Clifford, Saturday night, part of the harness broke and his team ran away, throwing him from the wagon.

Uniondale - Mrs. E. Burns has picked over 2000 quarts of cherries from her orchard of less than an acre. The amount realized after expenses were paid was over $100. And yet some people say that fruit culture does not pay.

News Brief - As a result of protests against the attempt of railroads in the country to charge excess baggage rates on pieces exceeding 45 inches in height, the Interstate Commerce commission has decided to allow the former schedule of rates to continue until Nov. 1.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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