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August 04 1899/1999

Franklin Forks - A merry load of young ladies and gentlemen from Montrose enjoyed an outing at Salt Springs on Monday, going via a band wagon and four prancing steeds. Small picnics are held almost daily at Salt Springs.

North Jackson - The death of Amasa Page, 75 years, 3 months and 3 days, an old and respected resident, occurred Friday eve. of last week, at his late home. He is survived by a widow, one daughter and five sons. Willis A. Page, of Omaha and Friend Page, of Chicago, two of his sons, are in town, called by their father's death.

Forest City - Franklin M. Gardiner, a young attorney of promise, has moved from Montrose to Forest City for the practice of his profession. There appears to be a good field for a lawyer here and Mr. Gardiner, being a young man of good habits and ability, a close student and attentive to business, will, we believe, be a success.

Susquehanna - The managers of the Susquehanna Street Fair offer a valuable housekeeper's outfit to any couple who will be publicly married on Main Street, on the first day of the Street Fair, Sept. 6. The managers will also pay the license and marriage fees. The names of the parties will not be disclosed until the day of the wedding. AND - A. F. & S. C. Stewart of Rochester, NY, are building for Erie Hose Co. a hose wagon of the latest design. It will be very highly finished in gold leaf ornamentation and full nickel railings and trimmings, and will be equipped with nickel-plated extinguishers and roller bearings axles and wheels.

Rush - Lee Hickok, Andrew McGovern and Christy Curran went to the Wild West Show in Binghamton, on their wheels; in returning they made a detour, coming by way of Owego, a journey of 70 miles, which they covered from 2:30 p.m. till between 11 and 12 p.m.

Forest Lake Centre - The annual picnic of the M.E. Sunday School was held in Suel Warner's grove last Thursday. The dinner was well under way when a heavy shower came up, scattering the crowd. Suel sugar house proved a refuge. Then there was a second shower which again dispersed the crowd. This time the class-leader took refuge under the table, where there was a good thick tablecloth. Of course, there was much merriment, wet garments and spoiled refreshments, but after all, we had a good picnic.

West Lenox - Baptist Sunday school held an ice cream social on A. W. Miles' lawn Thursday evening, July 20. About 50 were present. A very pleasant evening was spent with innocent amusement out doors, while a fine musical program was rendered indoors. Much credit is due Flossie Carey, Kittie Lawrence, Alice Dodd and Vevie Whiting.

Thompson - The fresh air children from New York, that have been staying with our people for the past two weeks, started for home.

Uniondale - Oney Rounds, Sr., one of the oldest farmers in this vicinity, died at his home near this place, July 25th, after 11 days of illness of pneumonia. Interment in the Westgate Cemetery.

Brooklyn - After years of separation the descendants of Isaac and Judith Tewksbury renewed the social and family ties in a gathering in the old Methodist-Episcopal church, July 4. This was the 37th anniversary of the first gathering, which was held at the home of Stephen Smith of Brooklyn, and was the occasion of the marriage of one of his daughters. Over 100 braved the heat, coming from Salamanca, Pittston, Great Bend, Tunkhannock, Auburn, Franklin, Gibson, Lenox, etc. Elected were, President, Isaac Tewksbury, Brooklyn; Vice-Pres., Marvin Tewksbury, Catawissa, Pa.; Sec., Mrs. B. T. Case, Brooklyn; Treas., Benjamin Tewksbury, New Milford.

Herrick Centre - Arthur Perrington is ill with typhoid fever. Dr. Pike, of Dundaff, is attending him.

Hallstead - On Tuesday evening, Arthur Cook, a young man of Hallstead, while having sport with some of the Crandalls, of Smokey Hollow, pulled young Grover Crandall out of the rear end of a moving wagon by taking hold of the muzzle of an old-fashioned rifle which Crandall was holding fast by the stock. As Crandall fell, the gun was discharged and the ball struck Cook in the abdomen, inflicting a wound from which he died a little later. There was great excitement for a time, and the story was heralded far and near that a "murder" had been committed, but such does not appear to have been the case, though young Crandall and his father, Nate Crandall, were arrested and locked up at Hallstead, awaiting the verdict of the Coroner's jury. The story, as told by an eye witness, exonerates the Crandalls from all blame. Arthur Cook was a young man 22 years of age and leaves a wife and one child. Mrs. Cook is the daughter of George Shoemaker, formerly of Rush.

Hopbottom - Mrs. C. S. Miller will have fresh bread at the post office, hereafter, until further notice.

West Auburn - Red raspberries have been very abundant in this vicinity this season, one family canning 60 quarts and the canning of 40 quarts being a common occurrence.

Montrose - An unusual and pitiful sight was presented at the L&M station, early on Tuesday morn. At the depot platform, stretched at full length, lay a woman, miserably clad, while clasped in her arms was a tiny babe, whose clothing was a piece of bran sacking, which its mother in a rude way, had improvised into a slight semblance of a dress. There, in the open air, with so little to shelter from the chilly dew, these two unfortunates spent the night. Inquiry elicited the information that the woman's name was Barber and that she hailed from Springville. Her husband had left her and she had come up on the Narrow Gauge the previous day to bring some action in court again him. Intending to return the same day, she boarded the wrong train and found herself stranded in Montrose. Kind hearted people took her in and gave her breakfast, while another furnished the little one with needed clothing.

Harford - The city water pipes are to be extended to the Whitney, Rogers and VanBuskirk properties.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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