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August 07 1903/2003

Brooklyn - T. C. Allen, of Montrose, has had "an elephant on his hands" this week in the shape of a 7-ton monument intended for the Weston family plot at Brooklyn. Monday it was started on its journey but the timbers on which the huge stone rested broke while being hauled over Grow Avenue's (Montrose) macadam pavements and delayed the onward progress until the following morning. At present it is at Reynolds' bridge, about three miles from Brooklyn, and those conveying the stone to its destination have returned to Montrose. The difficulty being met with, may perhaps be realized, when in one mile the monument slipped from the wagon no less than five times. It requires four of the best teams procurable to draw it. AND A. G. Mack has sold his interest in the Lindaville Telephone line to Waldie & Terry, who will put up a metallic circuit line.

North Jackson - Out of the ten [school] districts in North Jackson township, only three will be maintained this winter. The other seven will be centralized, all the pupils attending a graded school at Jackson.

Montrose - All lovers of music are requested to meet in the arbitration room in the courthouse on Friday evening, Aug. 14, at 8:30 sharp. Object, the organization of a Cornet Band. AND Depot street will hereafter be known as Grow Avenue [named for Galusha A. Grow], the council having passed a resolution to that effect. When the broad gauge on the Lehigh Valley is established that street will have double reason to be proud of its name, for we are of the opinion that it will add greatly to the amount of business already being done in that section of the town. AND - The A.M.E. Zion Sunday school will picnic at Heart Lake, Saturday, August 8th.

Susquehanna - Thursday morning, a little girl, aged three years, daughter of P. Wilmot, of Lanesboro, was run over by a D. & H. pusher engine near the depot at that place. AND Casper Smith and James Donovan have returned from the Philippines, where they have served Uncle Sam for 3 years.

Hopbottom - The sudden death of Mrs. Barney Gardner, which occurred Monday, Aug. 3d, was very unexpected to her friends and neighbors. Her son, who was in the employ of the D.L.&W. R.R. Co., went up to call on his mother for a few moments while the train was waiting here. He found the house open, but no one there. He finally passed through the back yard, where he found his mother dead. She went to feed the chickens and died.

Brandt - Maye Peck, having completed a course of studies at the Virgil-Claviere School of Music, has a position on [with] the Ocean Grove orchestra.

Thomson - The Baldwin family are at the Jefferson House for the summer and Mr. O'Brien's family are at the Jud Witter place on the Highlands. The above parties are proprietors of the new creamery of Baldwin & O'Brien.

South Montrose - Work on the telephone line between East Rush, Elk Lake and Montrose is nearly completed.

Middletown Twp. - On July 27th, a bad runaway occurred on the farm of Clark Coleman. John Wood occupies Mr. Coleman's farm. The two men were mowing and had gotten through on the hill. Mr. Wood, having left the field to go home, was some distance ahead. Mr. Coleman stopped to get a water pail, when his team started down the hill towards home and ran against Mr. Wood, throwing him from his machine and came near killing him, cutting his head quite badly and bruised his left hip. The Doctor was called and examined him and found no bones broken, but shaken up. The cut on his head had 8 stitches taken in it, but he is better and we are in hopes he will be out again soon. AND Frost here on July 27, enough to hurt corn, potatoes, beans and buckwheat.

Hallstead - The races were well attended. The following horses won: Fannie D, owned by Fred Decker, won the 3 minute race in strait heats; Fred Fisk's horse second, Chas. Capwell's horse third. Provido, owned by E. C. Downs, first; Mindy, owned by Glen Chamberlain, second in 2:40 race. Betsy, owned by Geo. Dobinson, won the running race. Maud, owned by W. J. Day and driven by Miss Lulu Day, won the ladies race. A horse owned by Mr. Bolles and driven by Mrs. Florence Woodward, won second. The foot race was between Ira Jones, the Binghamton High School sprinter and Michael Kilrow. The first heat was very close and was called a dead heat. The second run was given to Mr. Kilrow, as Mr. Jones did not get the start.

Gibson Twp. - W. W. Williams, whose death occurred in Binghamton last week, was as a boy a clerk in the store of John Smiley, in Gibson [Smiley Hollow], this county, and later was in business in Susquehanna, a member of the firm of Williams, Pope & Co.

Choconut - Mr. Murphy is building an elegant cottage. When it is completed he expects to give a dance.

Forest Lake - It is reported that John O'Connell, while working the old Sullivan farm, was very fortunate in finding a can containing some $2000 in gold, supposed to be part of the money buried by old Mr. Sullivan, years ago.

Kingsley - A band has organized and a concert was recently given for its benefit. Local talent being assisted by Mrs. E. M. Tiffany and Miss Lillian Byram, of Hopbottom, Mrs. Alice H. Brundage, of Somersville, Mass., and the Brooklyn Cornet Band.

Scranton - They had a big time with Mrs. Carrie Nation down at Scranton the past week, where she was arrested four times in 24 hours by the police, fined once $10 and once $100, etc. The police and authorities adopted exactly the right course to create public sympathy for Mrs. Nation. Prominent citizens came forward and became sureties for her, and thousands cheered her and derided the police. And Carrie had the time of her life. Ex-Mayor Fellews went her bail. Mrs. Nation, on Monday, was given a hearing and the court held the matter till Tuesday, before deciding whether to fine her $100 or 30 days in jail. Her lawyers said they would not have the fine paid and they immediately applied for a writ which gave her liberty while the law under which she was arrested for selling her hatchets, without a license, is to be tested. Mr. Law, the millionaire coal operator, expressing himself as determined to push this part of the question, at his own expense. Tuesday night she went to Forest City, delivered a lecture, and the saloon smasher did a rushing business selling her hatchets in peace. Carrie is of medium height, 55 years old, fleshy, swarthy of countenance, quick of action, positive in manner, ready of tongue and has a rather pleasant voice. She has a wide mouth, which opens and closes when she is animated, with a motion suggestive of a steel trap.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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