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August 04 1911/2011

Lenoxville - Monday night a great rumbling and roaring was heard in our little hamlet, which proved to be the burning of Hankinson's new, well-equipped sawmill, recently erected on Wm. Barber's farm. The mill was a total loss, there being no insurance.

South Gibson - Mr. and Mrs. Henry Pickering were surprised at noon last Friday when an auto unloaded the following at their door: Oliver Payne, of Orlando, Fla.; Jasper Burdick and children, of Wilkesbarre, and Warren Tappan, of Carbondale. The three men are cousins to Mr. Pickering.

Forest Lake - The Ladies' Aid will meet at Creamery hall Aug. 10. All the men are invited to come and help shingle the church [horse] sheds. ALSO The cottages are all occupied, making the lake a merry place. ALSO The large Stone family gathering was held at Bradshaw's cottage on Saturday.

Rush - Dr. Arthur G. Gary and wife, with two friends, of Walker, Iowa, and Dr. and Mrs. Byron H. McKeeby and two sons, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, started in their touring cars July 24 for a trip to Pennsylvania. They arrived at Hallstead July 30, and the following day Dr. Gary came to the home of his father, A. D. Gary.

West Bridgewater - One of Wm. Dayton's mules became frightened and ran away Sunday evening, making things rather lively for awhile. The mule was captured by Joe Shelp, Fred Tyler and Mr. Whalen and son, near Joe Shelp's barn.

Lawsville - The funeral of Albert P. Bailey was held from the Baptist church, at Stanfordville, Monday last. He was born in the house in which he died, and had been a resident of the place for nearly 70 years. The funeral was largely attended with burial in Bailey cemetery.

Harford - Dr. Brundage, one of the oldest residents of Harford, after undergoing a successful operation on his eyes, can again be found fishing at Tyler Lake. This is quite remarkable for a man 90 years old.

Brooklyn - Mrs. N. E. Packard has the agency for Mrs. Price's canning compound.

Montrose - Everything in readiness for the Bible Conference, which opens on Aug. 18th, and promises to be the best and most largely attended in the history of the Association.

Lanesboro - Mrs. Minnie Lee was indicted by the grand jury this week, for the murder of her husband and the trial of this case will partake of features never brought before the courts of this county. There are always highly sensational matters coming up in a poisoning case, and a big legal fight will probably evolve. The defendant, it is said, is a sensitive and refined appearing woman, and very stoutly protests her innocence, and another feature is that the dead man's relatives are very strongly in sympathy with the woman.

Jackson - B. E. Leonard had a narrow escape from being killed last Tuesday. He was driving a mowing machine, with a wagon hitched behind, [going] down Urbane Payne's hill, when the neck-yoke on the machine came loose from the pole and the team ran down the steep hill. When Mr. Leonard saw that he could not stop the team he jumped off and in doing so lost his footing and the machine ran over his leg injuring it quite badly, but no bones were broken. The team ran down the hill and struck a tree which stopped them. The only damage to the rig was a broken harness.

Hop Bottom - D. W. Wright was in town Monday and Tuesday, calling upon his many friends and admirers here. Mr. Wright is a prominent candidate for the nomination for sheriff, on the Republican side of the house, and his many friends feel sanguine that he will make a big showing at the primary election. The fact of Mr. Wright's being a Republican is the worst thing that can be said of him.

Middletown Twp. - the case of Edith Jones against her husband, George H. Jones, came up in Court again on Tuesday last before Judge Searle, of Honesdale, specially presiding. This case was tried and bitterly contested in the court here and an order made in June 1910, which compelled Mr. Jones to pay his wife $20 per month for one year. This Mr. Jones did and at the end of the year his attorneys, G. P. Little and J. M. Kelly, made application for a re-hearing of the case, which was granted, and the case was heard last Tuesday, when Judge Searle rendered his decision in favor of Mr. Jones and revoked the entire $20 order, so that Mr. Jones is not now obliged to pay his wife any sum whatever. W. D. B. Ainey represented Mrs. Jones.

Flynn - John Merrimac met with a severe accident by having his auto try to climb a rail fence.

Kingsley - F. O. Miller has moved to Harford where he will take possession of the U. B. Lott store Sept. 1st. His many friends here wish him success.

Susquehanna - The station agents of the Jefferson division of the Erie will receive an increase of 6% in their salaries beginning Aug. 1. The increase will amount to $3 to $5 per month in each case.

Forest City - Via wireless comes the report that G. A. Thorpe, who went to Clifton Springs, NY, in his auto last Thursday, covered the first 113 miles in six and one half hours. V. J. Jones, of Herrick, accompanied him.

Uniondale - It was a sore disappointment to Art Howell when he learned that his pacing mare, Miss Dixie, was lame. She had made two fast heats in the try-out Friday and was being made ready for the third when she was discovered in a lame condition and it was with great difficulty that she reached the stable. Horsemen have been loud in her praise. She was being tracked for the fall races.

News Brief - Some men grow old before they know it, and some women grow old before they let anybody know it.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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